Thursday, September 18, 2014

Supercars Attempt Guiness World Record In Durban Sunday

Supercars - Master Chef Cooking - Short Story Competition - Film Location Scout Workshop

Catch The Supercars Guiness World Record Attempt - North Beach, Durban 

It is not every day that the super-rich deploy their deliriously expensive and enviable supercars to ameliorate someone’s life and surpass world records while doing so.

IBV Supercar Club is committed to making a discernible impact by driving a Guinness World Record supercar parade event in Durban on 21 September 2014. The Supercar Club aims to break a Guinness World Record by raising R1 million through a charity parade of 200 supercars down North Beach. Each supercar owner will be accompanied by an orphaned child who will be gifted a lifetime escapade.

“We are calling all supercar owners to join us at 7am at the Pavillion Hotel for this ground-breaking event by donating their time and a gift of a ride in their supercar to an orphaned child” invites Marc Rosseau, Manager of IBV Supercar Club, a distinguished supercar club in SA. 

There is a gauge of about 3.7 million orphans in South Africa. About 150 000 children are deduced to be living in child-headed households. 

Nedbank released a report which divulges that nine out of ten of South Africa's high-net-worth individuals give away some of their money, time or goods. The report looked at individuals who  earn more than R1.5-million a year or have R5-million worth of investible assets. South Africa has about 300 000 of these individuals.

Corporate Social Investment is very important to us. We fully support IBV’s vision to host 200 orphaned and under privileged children. As corporates it is our responsibility to stabilize the social and economic environment and we will continue to make an effort to improve the living conditions of the communities in which we operate,” Akash Maharaj, Centre Manager at Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

All donations will be audited by Guinness World Records and Ernst & Young for all proceeds for the benefit of the following charities: IBV Children’s VIP Day, The Sunflower Fund, UNICEF and Child Welfare South Africa.

In the wise words of Nelson Mandela “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”
The parade will be escorted by Harley Davidson & Ducati Bikers, and led by a helicopter formation and special police escort.

For more information please contact Marc Rosseau on 073 852 5340 or visit

2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Open for Entry

Writers have two months to enter their short story.

Each year, we select five winning writers from five different Commonwealth regions who share a total prize money of £15,000. The overall winner receives £5,000, one of the highest amounts for an international short story prize open to unpublished writers. Regional winners receive £2,500. 

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize brings stories from new and emerging voices, often from countries with little or no publishing infrastructure, to the attention of an international audience. You don’t need an agent, just an internet connection to submit your unpublished story of 2000-5000 words. 

Entry is free. Stories translated into English are also eligible.
The closing date is 15 November 2014.

Submit your short story via the online application form between 15 September and 15 November 2014

This year’s Commonwealth Short Story Prize is part-funded by The Sigrid Rausing Trust. 

Durban Film Office Providing Training For Location Scouts For Movies

The Durban Film Office is launching SCOUT, the first location scouting mentorship and development program.

If you would like to learn about being a location scout for a movie attend their workshop:
Where: Botanic Gardens 
Date: 9th October
Time: 9am to 4pm
To book your place contact Faiza Williams: email - 

This edition by +Fred Felton 

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