Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Twitter Blanket Drive

The power of social networking and the strength of the SA Twitter community has flexed its muscles once again and the
Twitter Blanket Drive (“#TBD”) is underway once again.
#TBD is a South African national charity drive managed and supported by the local Twitter community. "#TBD" is the
Twitter hashtag that you can use to look up all related posts and information. "#TBD" is the acronym for "Twitter Blanket
Drive".   The idea is for "Tweeps" to meet up ("tweetup") at venues around the country on the same day, at the same time
to share a warm cup of coffee – and to donate a blanket or two.   There are 800 000 Tweeps in SA. If 1% contribute we
can raise 8 000 blankets. There are 4 ways to participate and show your support: RSVP and attend a Tweetup. Don’t
forget to bring a blanket to donate.
In 2011 @melanieminnaar posted a Tweet on Twitter suggesting that it would be great if the SA Twitter community (SA
Tweeps) could donate blankets to those in need this winter. That tweet raised hundreds of blankets and over R25,000.00
in cash donations that were distributed to organisations and needy people countrywide.
Several corporate have shown their support for this initiative by either matching blanket collections in cash or by holding
staff blanket drives to contribute to #TBD.
You can donate blankets and clothing. New or used. Cash donations can be made as well but only directly to the selected
charities for #TBD 2011. We will publish links to their websites or make their banking details available to you via Please note that #TBD *is not* an NGO or official charity organisation – no cash donations
should be made to any person representing #TBD. This is viewed as fraudulent and therefore illegal.
Events take place on Saturday, 4 June 2011 in the following centres:
Area  Venue  Time  Twitter host
Sandton Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rosebank 6pm – 10pm @MelanieMinnaar
Benoni The Coffee Shop, Rynfield 6pm @jackiejvr
West Rand SilverStar Casino 6pm @ReneeEverett
Pretoria The Blades  6pm @sdiedericks
Cape Town NewsCafe at Artscape 4.30pm @alambchop
Hermanus OCF offices, Gateway Centre 6pm @talitharabie
Plettenberg Bay Fynbos Ridge Country House 6pm @fynbosridge
Somerset West TBC  6pm @Helderberginfo
Knysna Mitchell’s Brewery beer garden 2pm – 4pm @marleneboyce
Durban  Luna Rossa, Gateway S/C 11am - 4pm @waewest
Durban north Livingstone Gastro Pub, Glenore Centre 6pm - 8pm @askashe
South coast The Bistro, Ramsgate 6pm - 8pm @SouthCoastLive
Eastern Cape  East London TBC  TBC @slummiesgirl
Port Elizabeth Vovo Telo Pizzeria 6pm @mon_tays
RSVP’s are encouraged and can be done online via the official #TBD website;
For anyone wishing to donate but who cannot attend any of the events, Williams Hunt dealerships nationwide are once
again drop off points for blankets and clothing (no cash donations). For more information visit
Melanie Minnaar (Founder & national co-ordinator)
Twitter: @MelanieMinnaar

Monday, May 23, 2011

Capetonian Magician To Entertain Local Theatre-Goers With His Signature Tricks

23 May 2011

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‘Corporate Magician’, Marcel Oudejans, will be performing at the Playhouse Theatre Somerset West on 17th & 18th June 2011 to help raise funds for the Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society (HHDS).

For over a decade, Marcel Oudejans has been requested to perform for CEOs, Presidents, Directors and VIP clients of over 100 companies and events all over Southern Africa, Nairobi, Trivandrum, London & Los Angeles . Now for the first time, after performing for more than 10 000 hours and over 35 000 people, the general public will be able to watch and participate in the show that features his favourite tricks, illusions and stories from his professional performing career.
Born and bred in Bellville, Marcel started performing from age 9 and by 23 decided to become a full-time performer. Besides travelling Southern Africa and abroad as an entertainer for corporate events, he’s also used his skills and talents to author a book, speak on customer service and motivation, and start a management consulting business. “As a ‘commercial performing artist’, I have a great respect and appreciation for amateur drama performers and this is the perfect opportunity for me to ‘give back’ to an enthusiastic group like HHDS,” says Marcel.
195751 211023392257601 4973758 n1 Capetonian Magician To Entertain Local Theatre Goers With His Signature TricksThe show promises to keep audience-members of all ages captivated, enchanted and laughing with Marcel’s quick (and clean) humour, acts of ‘mind-reading’ and ‘metal-bending’, classic sleight-of-hand, and plenty of hilarious audience interaction where absolutely anything could happen!
Tickets are R60,00 per person (available through Computicket) and funds raised will be used for refurbishing and maintenance of the Playhouse theatre. The content of this performance, while 100% appropriate for families, has been designed for adults. To ensure that everyone enjoys the performance, any children under 16 must be supervised & remain with their parents at all times. Children will not be allowed on stage.

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Follow Marcel on Twitter to keep updated:   @Marcel_Perform

More info here:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pic of the day

Umhlanga Promenade

Have you taken a walk along our promenade?  It's great for walkers, joggers and people
needing some exercise or who want to take in the breathtaking views.

Just a note the southern portion of the promenade is being repaired and extended and soon we will have
a lovely promenade on both sides.

Picture courtesy of Falcon's Cove Photography.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pic of the day

                                                                     Umhlanga Village

Have u been down to the Village today.  There is always a tremendous vibe and plenty of characters.

Photo courtesy of:  Falcon's Cove Photography.