Saturday, August 30, 2014

African fashion like never before: I Run JHB

A blend of unique African fashion like never before: I RUN JHB!

Co-Founders of I RUN JHB. On the left:
King Leeu, on the right: Neo Gabhadiya

“The duty of our brand is to tell African stories through clothing and that’s the mandate of the brand and that’s what makes it unique from other street brands.” said Neo Gabhadiya.

With labels popping up every single day I RUN JHB is a fresh unique authentic clothing brand alive with a feel and fuse of African traditional wear and urban strict culture. Neo Gabhadiya Simelane and Wandile King Leeu the Co-founders of I RUN JHB, who were also students at the University of Johannesburg are two creative and innovative young men who still believe in bringing up an African take on modern fashion and are here to up the fashion stakes of Mzansi.  

I RUN JHB is one brand with vibrantly coloured garments that speaks the volume and they’ve become proficient in mastering the accuracy of visualization. Most importantly a brand that also looks at its customers preference because the guys put a lot of hard work in making sure that their customers’ expectations are met and not only that but also the passion that goes into it. Here it goes again, starting a clothing line costs a lot of money and these guys take out from their pockets to keep their brand up and running and they don’t have any sponsorship or some sort of financial support and that must be their biggest challenge but hey we talking of go getters. Having said that South African fashion industry is hard to crack with minimal resources these guys proved that there is nothing stopping them from doing what they love. As Gabhadiya said “Effort ke Mahala” meaning effort is free.

Right now I RUN JHB is showcased at different flea markets which include Fox street sidewalks market every Saturday between 10 am to 5pm near Gandhi Square, Braamfontein at the Grove Market on Melle Street from 10 am to 5pm in Johannesburg. They also showcase in Soweto, Orlando west at Locrate Market every 1st Sunday of each month. 

For more information on I RUN JHB you can follow them on social media, Facebook: I RUN JHB, 
Twitter: @IRUNJHB 
Contact details: 0785616050 (Neo Gabhadiya) 0787231082 (King). 

A blend of unique African fashion like never before!  

This edition by +Molly Dimpho 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Registration Open for Reebok Spartan Race - East Coast Radio Wins Big - Free Facebook Hackathon for Cape Town

For all the runners registration is now open for this race.

Date: 1 Nov 2014
Venue: Hobby Park, Krugersdorp
Entry Fee: R350 (Sprint) or R480 (Super)

If you get a pair of Reebok All Terrain Shoes when registration opens you can run the race for free!

Register Here:

(Source - Reebok)

East Coast Radio voted KZN's Top Brand

(Natarah Nadesan, Darren Maule and Gabriel Sithole celebrate the wins)

East Coast Radio was voted KZN's Top Brand at the Supertech Durban BMW KZN Top Business Awards last night.

They also picked up the award in the Social and Community Services category.  This is in recognition of the various contributions the station has made to uplifting communities.

(Source - East Coast Radio)

Facebook will be presenting a free Hackathon for Cape Town.

This is part of Loeries Creative Week Cape Town.  The hackathon will be on Thursday 18th September.
Aimed specifically at young creative designers.  There will be 40 participants.
The venue is the Southern Sun Cullinan Hotel in Cape Town.
Time: 10am to 4pm.
Book now for this free workshop:

(Source - Loeries)

This edition by +Fred Felton

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Business Networking Breakfast For Umhlanga - Art Show and Book Launch for Durban

Hirsch's Umhlanga Business Networking Meeting 

27 August at 8am at Hirsch's Umhlanga.  RSVP to 

Art Exhibition Opening - Understory by Joan Martin & Lara Mellon

26 August at KZNSA, Bulwer Road at 6pm.

Book Launch - My African Heart - a memoir by Tossie van Tonder

This is an intensely personal and poetic South African story. 

At Ike's Books, 48A Florida Road.

Wed 27 August at 6pm.


This edition by +Fred Felton 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

uberX hits Durban and Darren Maule calls out Damon Beard for the #IceBucketChallenge

Uber has much planned for Durban

There will be Free uberX rides from 11am on Thur 21 August till 11pm Sun 24th August.

Uber has launched uberX the low cost option for Durban from today.

''We are very excited to bring uberX to the shores of Durban today'' says Alon Lits, General Manager for Uber Johannesburg.

Here is what to expect when you request a ride using uberX:

Pricing: Base Fare: R5 - Minimum Fare: R20 - Fare per km: R7 - Fare per min: R0.70
Price Example UKZN to Florida Rd - R50-R75
Price Example Durban CBD to Airport - R220-R300
Cars: Toyota Corolla and Toyota Avanza

To request a ride you can download the App for Blackberry, Android, iPhone and Windows Phone by simply going here:

(Source - Uber)

Darren Maule takes the #IceBucketChallange and calls out Damon Beard

Today Darren Maule took the plunge and accepted the challenge from the Complimentary Breakfast team.

He has called out ECR's Damon Beard and the Trending Tonight Team to do the challenge as well

(Source - ECR)

This edition by +Fred Felton

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Woman's Month Business Breakfasts & Time For Durban Fashion Fair

There are a range of Power Series Breakfasts around South Africa for Woman's Month

Cape Town - 29 August - Kelvin Grove, Newlands
Join Tracey Foulkes, Nicky Abdinor and Charlotte Kemp

Durban - 27 August - SICA's Guest House, Berea
Join Claire Newton, Charlotte Kemp and Chantaul Jordan

Johannesburg - 28 August - Apollo Hotel, Randburg
Join Morongwa Makakane, Nikki Bush and Charlotte Kemp

Your MC for all events will be Richard Mulvey

8am for 8h30 till 11h30am

To register online:
or call 0861-444-888

Inspiring NEW opportunities...for sustainable GROWTH
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
9th & 10th September 2014
The 2014 SEAexpo (Showbiz, Entertainment and Arts Expo), a part of the Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival, is Africa’s exhibition and conference show that connects inter-related creative industries under one roof for sustainable growth. The show primarily brings together a cross section of industry practitioners and opinion makers from TV, film, music, fashion, media, visual arts and crafts, theatre, etc. to network, showcase and share the latest game changing business Developments.

All Systems Go For Durban Fashion Fair 

The City of Durban is gearing up for the 3rd Annual Durban Fashion Fair which takes place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) from 21-24 August 2014.

Well known fashion designers, local and international, will share the platform showcasing their exclusive outwear collection on the runway at this year’s much anticipated extravaganza. Amongst the well-known designers who will be showcasing their designs are Massimo Crivelli (Milan), David Tlale, Nguni Shade, Thula Sindi, Africa collection, Zarth, DFF collection (interns) and many more.

Deputy Mayor and Chairperson of Economic Development and Planning Committee, Cllr Nomvuzo Shabalala said the City was proud to host such a wonderful event and the positive contribution fashion continued to make in positioning Durban as Africa’s Innovative Smart Fashion City. 

“The Municipality has made it possible for our designers to share runways and stages with the world’s best designers, models and have firmly put Durban on the global platform. Thus far, our designers produce some of the most creative and brilliant designs, and soon we hope to see many of them competing with the world’s best,” said Shabalala

Shabalala says the fashion industry remains at the core of the eThekwini Municipality’s efforts to revitalize the textile industry which has a potential to employ many people. “So the DFF is not only about promoting local designers, but it fits in broadly with our economic development strategy and our response to the call by President Jacob Zuma to work even harder to grow our economy in order to meet the basic needs of our people, especially job creation.”

There will be Pop Up Shops with over 50 exhibitors showcasing their products.  On top of that there will be workshops where Dion Chang will be sharing his expertise on fashion. 

Tickets to the show are now available at computicket. Entry to the Pop Up Shops (exhibitions) and Industry workshops is free. 

This edition by +Fred Felton 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Free Nedbank Business Workshops For South Africa & A Business Plan Competition

Nedbank's SimplyBiz Seminars Are On The Go Around South Africa

Friday, August 22, Elizabeth Place, P.E. - Speaker - Jabu Stone

Tuesday, August 26, Tromonto Venue, George - Speakers - Andrew Smith and Paul Galatis

Tuesday, September 2, Del Amor Wedding & Conference Venue, Witbank - Speaker - Reg Lascaris

Friday, September 5, The Pivot, Montecasino, Fourways Sandton - Speaker - John Vlismas

Register Here:

(Source - Nedbank)

2014 Lions' Den Business Plan Competition

For more info and a application form email

This edition by +Fred Felton

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dance Crew Auditions Soweto

Dance Auditions For Soweto

16 August 2014 - 9am - 12pm - Mofolo Arts Centre Soweto
All genres / styles - prepare 5-8 routines
email -

(Source - Pansa) 

Dance Auditions For A Spartacus of Africa
Monday 18 August in Jozi - National School Of Arts 17h30 for professional dancers (classical / contemp.)
Please bring point shoes if classical dancer.
This is for professional and classical dancers.
Tuesday 19 August in Jozi - National School of Arts for student dancers (classical and contemporary)
Send CV and headshot to by 16 August

Durban Auditions Wed 20 August 17h30 at Playhouse Studio for professional dancers
Send CV and headshot to by 16 August
Student Auditions Thur 21 August 17h30 at Playhouse Studio 
Send your CV and headshot to 

(Source - Artslink) 

Book Launch
14 August - 6pm - Ike's Books, 48 A Florida Road, Durban.
The Launch of 'Coolie Woman: an odyssey of indenture by Gaiutra Bahadur 

Sweeney Todd - Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, UKZN, 8 - 24 August 
Bookings at Computicket.
For block bookings email Ailsa on 

This edition by +Fred Felton 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Calling all Designers

South Africa celebrates Lyle & Scott's 140th Anniversary with the launch of the 140 Series.

Are you an Artist, Fan of the Brand or Fashion Enthusiast?  Then this one is for you.
Lyle & Scott is inviting creatives to submit one artwork that represents their chosen year between 1874 and 2014.  The 140 artworks will then be used to construct a timeline that represents Lyle & Scott's success and tireless innovation since 1874.

The artworks will be available for everyone to see on this link: 
There will be a live auction from 10th of September.

Artists will receive full profit from their artwork.  In addition the pieces of artwork that fetch the 3 highest bids will receive R5000, R3000 and R2000 respectively.  

The advertising agency DDB will also offer two 6 month paid internships to student participants. 

To enter visit the website and register:  
An email will be sent to you confirming your registration. 


Article by +Fred Felton 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

It's Wine O'Clock

Wine O’Clock Hits KZN

The Mercury Wine Week is KZN’s largest and longest standing wine show. In its 36th year, this sumptuous event has wine lovers from across the province thirsty for the illustrious array of Cape grapes. Hundreds of wines from the vineyards of the West will be exhibited under one roof and tasted by East Coast wine lovers and learners.

Unlimited wine tasting each evening is coupled with a brand new feature, the Grindrod Bank Wine Theatre. This theatre will host three dedicated tastings each night, hosted by individual wine estates. Visitors are invited to pause for 20 minutes to learn about the estate and tantalise their taste buds with their unique aromas and flavours.
Finger foods and cheeses by Fairview and Checkers provide the perfect nibbles to accompany the fine wine. For those who consider ‘wine o’clock’ a sacred affair, a special R160 ticket will offer a satisfying two-night pass, valid for Wednesday and Thursday nights only. For wine clubs or groups of 10 people or more, a 20% discount applies.
Buy your tickets at the door or beforehand from Computicket at R100 per person.
27-29 August 2014
17:30 to 20:30 each night, at SUNCOAST

No under 18’s. Please drink responsibly.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Durban Road Closures For World Architects Congress Activations


 ‘The World Cup on Architecture’ UIA2014 Durban begins today. Besides attracting the largest gathering of architects ever held in southern Africa, UIA2014 Durban, the event has also provided the opportunity for Durban’s citizens to be integrally involved, through free access to an exciting Fringe Programme, taking place in and around Durban’s CBD. 
In addition, the event has provided a launch pad for a number of City urban regeneration projects, each one focusing on stimulating interest in the built environment sector and focus on Durban’s inner city.

To facilitate the various activations and activities, the following road closures and diversions are being put in place over the next three days and will remain until the end of the Congress on 10 August.
*          Temporary closure of Walnut Road between Dr AB Xuma Street and BramFischer  - Closed from 30 July-9 August – closed to through traffic for entire period.
*          Pixley Ka Seme Linear Park - (formerly West) - Closed from July 14 - September 10 - Lane reduction of Dr Pixley Ka Seme Street (ex West) - from Stalwart Simelane Street to Mahatma Gandhi Road. The road will be reduced from four lanes down to two lanes. This area will become a pedestrian priority zone – and motorists are requested to be cautious while driving in this section.
*  The River Town PrecinctClosed from July 20 - August 15 - John Milne Road closure from North Lane to Morrison Road.
Other areas where the public can be involved, are through the dynamic and exciting Fringe Programme, which will showcase local, national and international talent and take place in a range of ‘Otherwhere’ and City venues and the Trade Expo in the Durban Exhibition Centre (DEC), which promises to offer the latest product developments, technological innovations, and service offerings in the world of architecture and design.

For more information or to register for the Congress visit

Friday, August 1, 2014

Advocacy Workshops for Cape Town and Johannesburg

Advocacy Toolkit Workshops in 2014

Arterial Network South Africa (ANSA) invites applications to participate in one of its Advocacy toolkit workshops to be held on 10 -11 September 2014 in Cape Town and on 25-26 September 2014 in Johannesburg. The workshops form part of ANSA’s Civil Society Campaign funded with a generous grant from the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD).
Overview of Workshops.
Our focus is on strengthening the capacity of organisations in the sector to advocate for issues of concern to them. These issues may include better funding policies, lobbying policymakers on specific issues, lobbying decision-makers for a specific project, challenging the abuse of power or alerting the public to issues affecting artists, creative’s, curators or others working in the sector. 

We believe that stronger organisations can better represent the interests of people working in the sector and challenge policymakers to address the needs of artists and creative’s making it happen on the ground.

Moreover, strong member bodies can help build much-needed consensus across sub sectors of the arts, culture and heritage sector in order to be a credible partner to government and business in meeting the cultural development challenges in South Africa.


We want to develop the capability (knowledge, skills, and behaviors) within the artistic environment required to achieve Arterials Network South Africa’s priorities now and in the future and to encourage individuals and organisations to become proactive leaders in the industry.

We invite applications from emerging leaders in organisations active in structures who are interested to build the case for their creative sector.
If you are interested to participate please submit:

1) a letter of motivation indicating how you wish to help build the capacity of organisations in your field or area.

2) a CV with two contactable references.

Since workshop places are limited, if you have not been contacted by 30 August 2014, please consider that your application was not successful.  

Workshop Dates and Venues

Cape Town
Place: Artscape Resource Centre
Dates: 10-11 September 2014
Time:  8h30 – 17h00

Place: Wits School of Arts
Dates: 25-26 September 2014
Time:  8h30 – 17h00

Closing date for applications

15 August 2014 at 12 noon.

Contact person

Willie Arnoldus