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Monday, February 29, 2016

Win Tickets To NWJ Bridal and Events Show




Calling all brides to KZN’s premier wedding expo, March 4 – 6

You’re invited to have and to hold everything you’ll need, to create the best day of your life.
From this day forward, plan your schedule around the Durban Exhibition Centre where you are invited to waltz through the largest and most comprehensive wedding expo in all of KZN – the NWJ Bridal and Events Show.



On at the Durban Exhibition Centre from Friday March 4 to Sunday March 6, this year’s NWJ Bridal and Events Show will premier an all-new Future Bride Wedding Theatre. You’re invited to sample food, wine, champagne, as well as pick up on tips and tricks for choosing your perfect suppliers. If you need help visualizing your magical day in full colour, the new hair and makeup makeover sessions will be top of your visit list.

With over 120 top local suppliers, you’ll find more than a few things to love and to hold as you prepare to say, “I do”. Immerse yourself in gorgeous gowns straight off the runway of two daily fashion shows, as well as an opportunity to peruse niche suppliers such as Carma Enchanted who create fantasy-fuelled, hand-crafted flower crowns.

As you delight in all the show specials, add a little sparkle to your special day - take advantage of the exclusive 50% discount from NWJ Fine Jewellery.

Until dress do you part, the NWJ Bridal and Event’s Show’s solemn vow to you is an expo full of all the inspiration, information and specials you need to plan your perfect day.

Get to the Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road:

Friday, 4 March 2016                      17:00 to 21:00
Saturday, 5 March 2016                 09:30 to 17:00
Sunday, 6 March 2016                   09:30 to 17:00

Daily fashion show times               11:00 & 15:00

Tickets cost R75 per person and will be available to purchase at the door on the day.

For more information visit the following places online:
www.nwjbridalshow.co.za     Facebook:  nwjbridalshow


Giveaway Time

The good folks at NWJ Bridal and Event’s Show have given us some double tickets just for you. 
To win a pair tell us where the Event will be held?
Email your answers and contact details to falconscove@gmail.com

Ts and Cs apply. 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Deadline is looming to enter the 2016 Mr,Miss and Miss Junior uShaka Marine World Pageant




Do you believe you have the whole package from beauty and brains to personality, then you have until 2pm on Wednesday, February 24th to enter the 12th annual Mr, Miss or Miss Junior uShaka Marine World which is proudly supported by Dairymaid.



Remember, this year’s pageant offers prizes and cash totalling R50 000. The winners will also be included in uShaka Marine World’s advertising campaigns throughout the year and will be invited to attend all their high profile events for one year as well as go through to the semi/finals of the Mr and Miss South Africa Pageant due to take place later this year.

Whether you are a model registered to an Agency or entering in your individual capacity, you will need to submit 2 recent good quality images (one face and one full body) together with a valid entry form by Wednesday, February 24th at 2pm.

Girls aged between 13 and 16 can enter the Miss Junior uShaka Marine World and young ladies and guys who are 17 and over can enter the Mr and Miss uShaka Marine World competition.
Cost to enter this competition is just R25 and entry forms are available online at

Contact Shaun Mbatha during office hours on (031) 328 8000 for any queries. Contestants who are successfully selected must take note of the terms & conditions on the uShaka website.

So don’t delay, enter now! After all, you could be named the winner at the prestigious Dairymaid Mr, Miss, and Miss Junior uShaka Marine World Gala Event hosted at the Dolphin Stadium, Sea World on Saturday, April 30th.


This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton

Image - Supplied 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Call For South African Filmmakers - Cannes Film Festival




NFVF Call for Projects - Cannes International Film Festival

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the
Department of Arts and Culture, will once again host and facilitate South African film
industry presence at the Cannes International Film Festival. This year’s festival has been scheduled to run from 11th until the 22nd May 2016.

The NFVF is putting together a festival catalogue of projects from the 2015/16 period
seeking either completion, finance or sales agents for publication. Along with other
activities, the NFVF will also host a Sales Event aimed at presenting projects to
international buyers and agents.

Through the catalogue, sales event and screening to industry experts, some of South
African films showcased at last year’s festival have travelled around the globe, signed by international distributors as well as won various awards. These films include Ayanda produced by Terry Pheto’s Leading Lady Productions and Real Eyes Films, which was picked up for distribution in the US by American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor Ava DuVernay; a film by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer, Necktie Youth which premiered at festivals including Berlinale, Tribeca, Sydney and won Best director and Best Feature at the Durban International Film Festival; and Bordering on Bad Behaviour by Zenhq Films which also scooped various international awards.

Call for projects Guidelines:
Independent filmmakers with projects that have fully developed projects (final polish
scripts) or completed projects that are ready for sale are invited to submit synopses of projects for NFVF to consider for inclusion in the catalogue and/or pitch at the sales event. Filmmakers must email the following information (application form is not
required):

• Full synopsis of the project
• Tagline
• Two high resolution digital film posters (2000mmx2000mm and 610mmx 910mm)
• Trailer/Promo (where available)
• High resolution production stills (where available)
• Requirements (Funding/Sales Agent/Distribution)

Failure to submit all the requirements will result in application not being considered.
The NFVF reserves the right to select qualifying films for the Sales Event or catalogue.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, 26 February 2016.

For project submissions
Email Thandeka Zwana   thandekaz@nfvf.co.za.


This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Mi Casa Frontman J'Something To Speak At East Coast Radio GIBS Business Breakfast




SA thought-leaders to share ideas, inspiration and innovation in Durban

Some of the most innovative minds in business will converge in Durban on 8 March 2016 when Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal presents the East Coast Radio GIBS Business Breakfast. A highlight on the KZN corporate calendar, the event once again provides a platform for SA’s foremost thought-leaders and trendsetters to share key insights and strategic learnings.

A sold-out success every year, this year’s East Coast Radio GIBS Business Breakfast will feature CEO of Business Results Group, Nicola Tyler, entrepreneur Vusi Thembekwyo of Dragons’ Den SA fame, author and tech whizz, Alan Knott-Craig Jr, and Mi Casa frontman, J’Something. Plugging into the theme, Feed Your Brain, they will share their inspirational journeys and crucial lessons they have learnt along the way. East Coast Breakfast’s Darren Maule will host the morning. 

Nicola Tyler


As one of SA’s leaders in lateral thinking, Nicola Tyler will draw on her more than two decades of experience in strategy, coaching and leadership development. Using her trademark combination of humour and insight, Nicola uses personal anecdotes to illustrate sure-fire business solutions.

Vusi Thembekwyo


Vusi Thembekwyo has notched up a global reputation for delivering explosive, riveting keynote addresses. Having Sir Bob Geldof sing his praises and former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, fondly referring to him as “The Rock Star of Speakers”, serial entrepreneur, Vusi, remains humbly passionate about sharing his secrets to success. 

Alan Knott-Craig Jr


Alan Knott-Craig Jr has earned his stripes as a successful businessman, bestselling author and social entrepreneur. He is globally recognised for his entrepreneurial zest particularly in the field of technology and in 2013 was named by Forbes as one of the top 100 young African millionaires to watch. He is currently Executive Chairman of HeroTel, a wireless broadband provider in SA.

J'Something


As frontman of one of SA’s biggest groups, J’Something , is no stranger to the centre stage. However, there is more to this music star than belting out the hits for Mi Casa. An astute businessman, J’Something has a nose for entrepreneurship – something he is as proud of as being named GQ Magazine SA’s Best Dressed Man for 2015. He will be sharing his success story at the breakfast.

Take home ideas, tools, solutions and network with KZN’s corporate elite.

Tickets for the East Coast Radio GIBS Business Breakfast at Durban’s ICC are available at Computicket.

 Further details are on www.ecr.co.za

Images: Provided