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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

29 November 2011 Events To Go To At #COP17


COP17 is in town and here are some interesting events worth going to.

“Food Security and Sustainable Urban Agriculture in times of Climate Change”

Wednesday, 7th December 2011, 12h00-13h30
Local Government Pavilion, Meeting Room 1, COP17 Climate Change Response Expo
(The expo is situated at Centrum Car Park, Bram Fischer Road, within 300 metres of the International Convention Centre, directly between the COP 17 transport hub and the formal COP 17 negotiating space in the Convention Centre.)

Moderator: Dr Rama Naidu, DDP

Panelists
  • Russell Galt, ICLEI
  • Dr Christoph Trusen, GITEC GmbH
  • Vanessa Black, Agroecology Programme of the eThekwini IMS Department
  • Stanley Visser, City of Cape Town
  • Paula Osborne, Newlands Mashu Community Development Foundation
  • Dr Ilse Trautmann, Provincial Government of the Western Cape
Background: The urban agricultural sector in Sub-Saharan Africa faces immense challenges from growing population numbers and decreasing resources. The panelists discuss innovative models and sustainable solutions.





“Sustainable Mega-Events in Developing Countries:
Experiences and Insights from South Africa, India and Brazil”
Thursday, 8th December 2011, 15h00-16h30
German Stand, Quinine Tree Marquee, COP17 Climate Change Response Expo

(The expo is situated at Centrum Car Park, Bram Fischer Road, within 300 metres of the International Convention Centre, directly between the COP 17 transport hub and the formal COP 17 negotiating space in the Convention Centre.)
Moderator: Christian Huebner, KAS

Panelists:
  • Andreas Jung, MdB
  • Mark Borchers, Sustainable Energy Africa (South Africa)
  • Shailly Kedia, TERI (India)
  • Dr Christoph Trusen, GITEC GmbH (Brazil)
Background: How can Mega-Events, such as the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™ in South Africa, the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India as well as the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, be used as catalysts for sustainable urban development? The authors of a new KAS manual will share practical insights and scientific research findings. 





“Sustainable Mega-Events in Developing Countries:
Experiences and Insights from South Africa, India and Brazil”
Thursday, 8th December, 17h00-18h30
Climate Smart Cape Town Stand, COP17 Climate Change Response Expo
(The expo is situated at Centrum Car Park, Bram Fischer Road, within 300 metres of the International Convention Centre, directly between the COP 17 transport hub and the formal COP 17 negotiating space in the Convention Centre.)

Moderator: Christian Huebner, KAS
 
Welcoming & Opening Remarks
  • Dr Werner Boehler,KAS
  • Frank Spengler,KAS 
Speakers:
  • Mark Borchers, Sustainable Energy Africa (South Africa)
  • Shailly Kedia, TERI (India)
  • Dr Christoph Trusen, GITEC GmbH (Brazil)
Please note that Norbert Roettgen, German Federal Environment Minister will attend this event.

Background:
How can Mega-Events, such as the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™ in South Africa, the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India as well as the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, be used as catalysts for sustainable urban development? Based on three country case studies the authors analyze challenges and opportunities that come with such events. The aim of the manual is to assist future host cities, particularly in a developing country context, and promote the hosting of such events in an environmentally as well as economically and socially sustainable manner. 


















Tuesday, November 22, 2011

22 November 2011 Art and Music Coming Soon in Durban



DBG ARTWORKS
Exhibition of original art 
 in the Durban Botanic Gardens
Sunday 27 November 2011 9am to 4pm

An exhibition of original art by highly talented South African artists will be on display under the palm trees at the lake on Sunday 27 November.  The artists are members of various art groups from the south coast, the Midlands, the north coast and greater Durban.  All the artwork will be for sale. 

More than 40 local artists will be exhibiting offering a wide range of styles and subject matter.  Many of the artists have exhibited both locally and overseas and their work can be found hanging in private homes, hotels, galleries and offices around the world. 

A personal gift of an original piece of artwork makes a very special personal gift.  Christmas is around the corner and what a wonderful opportunity to support local artists.

Short interludes of easy listening musical entertainment will add to the relaxed ambience during the day.  Why not visit the Tea Garden and enjoy a real treat of homemade scrumptious scones and syrupy crumpets.  The cheerful volunteers give generously of their time to raise funds for the South African Tuberculosis Association, another of South Africa’s worthy institutions.   

The Information Centre can assist you with any information about the Durban Botanic Gardens  -  031 3224021.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

15 November 2011 - Writing Competition


In This Issue More Details on the 
St Clements Writing competition.

        Mondays at St. Clements
Short Story Competition 2012
Precisely 100 words
  (no more, no less)

Our short-story competition earlier this year attracted over 100 submissions. We have therefore decided to make this an annual event to coincide with the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere.

In celebration of the shortest day of the year which falls on the 20 June in 2012, Mondays at St. Clements is celebrating National Short Story Day. We follow the lead of a UK-wide celebration with the same name, an initiative aimed at promoting fiction in its succinct form, focusing on South African writing that lends itself to this tradition.


                                      Short Story Competition

                                                                Rules

  •  length: 100 words (excluding title)
  • entries by email to kwasuka1@mweb.co.za
  • state author’s name and wordcount
  • use large font: eg. Times New Roman, 14 pt.
  • author of winning story will receive a presentation box of Wildekrans Estate wine
  • stories will be adjudicated by 3 judges
  • author’s names will be deleted for adjudication
  • closing date: Monday 28 May
  • all stories will be read at St. Clements on Monday 18 June followed by the presentation.

Good luck!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

8 November 2011






 Performing Arts Bursaries Available

Durban – November 2011
Rising Star Performing Arts Academy
Andrea Nel 0829940984

Performing Arts Bursary Applications Open

Rising Star Performing Arts Academy have opened their annual Performing Arts bursary application process.  20 bursaries are on offer, one per studio per class taught, totalling R 44,000. Each bursary covers a year’s tuition at one of their many studios. Studios are located in the following areas Ballito, Umhlanga, Durban North, Berea, Glenwood, Westville, Pinetown, Amanzimtoti and Hillcrest. Each studio runs a Juniors Stars– Grade 0-3 and Seniors Stars Grade 4-7 with Durban North and Westville featuring a High School Stars class catering for Grade 8+ learners.

Rising Star Performing Arts Academy is a well-established drama academy with a very successful track record in the performing arts. Students have achieved distinctions in international exams, been cast in international movies, gone on to be accepted into the National School or the Arts, Johannesburg and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles.

All applicants must send a letter of motivation explaining why they are the worthy recipient of the bursary, the studio they would like to attend, a clear photo and any references/achievements in the dramatic field. Rising Star Academy ONLY want candidates who have passion for the Arts, candidate who are dedicated, committed and motivated to attend ALL classes. If you are NOT of this calibre please do not apply for this bursary.

The closing date for applications is on 30 November 2011. All successful applicants will be contacted and then undergo an interview process. After the interview the directors of the academy – Andrea Nel and Gillian Brunings will select the successful candidates. Should you wish to apply for this bursary please email andrea@risingstaracademy.co.za with BURSARY 2012, as the subject.

For more information on our academy please visit www.risingstaracademy.co.za