Monday, August 18, 2014

Almost Time For Tsogo Sun Amashova & Bierfest & The Durban Business Fair

Coming Soon For Durban 

The Tsogo Sun Amashova Annual Cycle Race from PMB to Durban

(Melusi Dladla, Nomkhosi Mjwara & Siphamandla Dladla have entered the 35km family run ride, got their cycling license and applied for transport and are ready to roll.)  

If the 106km from PMB and 65km for Cato Ridge is too much to handle this time around, there is also the 35km fun ride which has been a hit with families in previous years.
With full road closures, get the bike pedals going and ride like the wind – mom, dad, grandparents, aunties, uncles and kids alike - on Sunday, October 12th.
This family fun ride was introduced to the Amashova in order for families of all ages to get involved and starts from Old Main Road, Lillies Quarter, Hillcrest at 5:30am sharp, ending at Suncoast at a cost of only R130pp!
The Mini Shova ever popular with the little ones, will take place on the morning of Saturday, October 11th. More details on the children’s event will be announced shortly.
Online entries close Monday, September 8th at 4pm and once entered, diarise the following days of when to collect your race number from registration at Suncoast Conference rooms, because no entries to the 35km will be taken on the day and any cyclist without a race number will be taken off the road and charged by Metro Police: 
Thursday, 9th October 13h00 – 18h00
Friday, 10th October 09h00 – 18h00
Saturday, 11th October 09h00 – 16h00
For more information, to download an entry form, enter online, download a transport form to Hillcrest, or apply for a cycling license for the event, visit and click on the events tab or call the Shova organisers during office hours on 031 312 8896.
Almost Time For Bierfest 
For one magical weekend in September, the largest, funnest, most spoken-about and most enjoyed annual lifestyle beer festival in the whole land once again gets ready to rock Durban.

Bierfest gives around 4000 Durbanites (and about 145 tourists from afar afield as PMB!), the chance to experience some real authentic Bavarian Bier culture, while networking!  I also don’t have to mention how Bierfest provides a wunderbar atmosphere in which to entertain favourite clients, colleagues, suppliers, dealers, government ministers, hard working employees, and others who will look upon you with renewed respect after being treated to ze fun of ze Bierfest!

They have a 3,500-seater Bavarian Brauhaus to transport you to magical Bavaria (Sun Coast Casino at Durbs actually), to a magical place where smiley beautiful Frauleins serve you frothingly frosty steins of our specially-made, available-here-only craft biers, and delectable Bavarian eats while you talk shop, or  just talk schnitzels!

Look out for comedian Paul Snodgrass as ze official “Mayor of Munich” leading the festivities. When he’s not on stage or getting people up on stage for fun games and other Bierfest-styled malarkey, they have South Africa’s favourite party band - Me And Mr Brown to serenade you, and when they’re taking a break, a ridiculously cheerful oompah band does their oompah best to get you “in ze mood!”  Do you know the words to ‘Heidi’???

There is also Bierpong (think: team-building!), the mas heben (like something you’d do if you were in the army as a form of punishment), the fearsome “snuff cannon” and masses of social media fun besides!  #Selfie!

For info and to book visit:

(Source - Bierfest) 

New Features For Durban Business Fair
EThekwini Municipality is ready and gearing up to host the 16th annual Durban Business Fair on 19 – 21 September at Durban Exhibition Centre. The Fair has been expanded and enhanced with new features aimed at infusing valuable business information and to facilitate networking and growth opportunities.

The Durban Business Fair has new elements such as Business Connect which is scheduled for 26 August 2014 at the Hilton Hotel. Business Connect will feature influential and established business people as panelists who will share their essential business expertise with exhibitors, teaching them the tricks of the trade to foster growth and development by offering guidance, support and encouragement.

Other exciting features include the My Startup - I am an Entrepreneur on 16 September, Co-operatives Summit on 17 September, Trade Night on 18 September and Speed Marketing on 19 and 20 September. All these features are aimed at adding value to the overall programme of the DFF. 

Deputy Mayor, Cllr Nomvuzo Shabalala said that the Durban Business Fair remains a key economic development platform that has produced many success stories. “We are encouraged by the continuously growing impact of the Fair to the business community particularly small businesses because of their strategic role to the growth of our economy,” says Shabalala.

Head of Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit, Phillip Sithole says the expansion of the Durban Business Fair programme is a strategic intervention aimed at broadening its impact.

The general public is encouraged to visit Durban Business Fair to access unique and innovative products and services to be showcased by exhibitors. 

(Source - Ethekwini Municipality) 
This edition by +Fred Felton 

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