Cape Rugby TV is a local show that is aired every Wednesday evening on CTV (Cape Television) at 9pm. The host, sports personality JP Naude, takes the viewer through the local Club Rugby scene in the Western Cape through discussions with prominent rugby personalities. Replays, match summaries and competitions are also a big part of the show.
Leisure Hotels is one of the sponsors of the Cape Rugby show and decided to take a look behind the scenes on the set. The show is filmed live so there is zero room for error. Take a look at the video below to see what we found.
The World Design Capital organising committee visited Cape Town in July and the city delved into a vibrant display of the yellow logo everywhere! There were yellow buttons, banners, cookies and cakes, shop window displays and sunglasses, trees and t-shirts. And if an infographic of the worldwide #wdc2014 coverage on twitter were created, it would have its glowing golden heart in the Mother City. The social network was completely taken over by enthusiastic fans of Cape Town being awarded the honour of being World Design Capital for 2014.
The visit by the organising committee was a thriving success, mostly because of the effort and dedication that was displayed by the local community and government. Helen Zille and Archbishop Desmond Tutu are just some of the locals giving their enthusiastic support to the city.
There are three months until the final World Design Capital 2014 announcement is made in Taipei on the 26th of October. That is less than three months to tell the world why Cape Town is already our World Design Capital. Let’s get cracking! For more info visit http://www.capetown2014.co.za
Project Phakamisa, initiated by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd in South Africa is an Access Initiative with the intention of assisting the health care system to provide adequate diagnosis, treatment and management for breast cancer patients in the public sector. “Phakamisa” is a Zulu and Xhosa word for up-liftment: to help others to help themselves.
Project Phakamisa’s primary objectives are to:
- Strengthen the referral system and follow up for breast cancer patients to enable them to receive their treatment timeously.
- Assist in supporting patients, clinicians, nurses, volunteers, counsellors and institutions towards reaching the objective of ensuring disease awareness, earlier diagnosis and effective referral and management of patients.
- Improve access to AstraZeneca breast cancer medicines to patients in the public sector.
The party was a thriving success and everyone had a great time, as well as being informed and educated about this great initiative.
The Fountains Hotel in the Cape Town CBD has recently installed waterless urinals in an effort to save water. The Leisure Hotels Group has strict green policies in all of its hotels to assist in minimising the damage hotels cause to the environment.
Before you turn your nose up from reading about waterless urinals you may want to consider the following:
“These valves require absolutely no water and feature an airtight seal and deodorising dome to keep toilets completely odourless without wasting water.”
“The average urinal ﬂush uses around 2 ℓ of water each time it is used. Retroﬁtting existing buildings or ﬁtting new buildings with a water-free system has the potential to save South Africa billions of litres of water each year,” states Sanitree, the company responsible for this product on their website.
The urinals were installed at the Fountains Hotel last week. Their use will save up to 200 000 litres of water per urinal every year. They have the ability to save an office one million litres of water per year.
The product is also Proudly South African; designed and manufactured in Cape Town. At a cost of only R260 per urinal, businesses and homes around Cape Town can save themselves enormous water costs, and save the earth some of its most important resource.
The Lady Hamilton Hotel has announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence, which honours top-rated lodging businesses, restaurants and attractions, as reviewed by travellers on the world’s largest travel site*.
To qualify, these businesses must maintain an average rating of four or higher out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include volume of reviews and how recently they have been submitted by TripAdvisor travellers. The accolade is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.
“The Lady Hamilton is thrilled to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Wentzel Hotlzhausen, General Manager of the Lady Hamilton Hotel. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.”
“The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence program gives exceptional businesses in a variety of different industries around the world the recognition they deserve,” said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. “From top-rated restaurants in Boston to top-rated attractions in Barcelona, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”
See the Lady Hamilton on Tripadvisor.com
Charleen Oliveira is the Reservations and Conferencing Manager at the Lady Hamilton Hotel. She has been a valued part of the team at the Lady Hamilton for years, and is our employee of the month for August. Charleen can always be depended on and is more than happy to go the extra mile to make sure guests are happy at the hotel.
She also exudes an excellent manner of professionalism as she is always punctual and accurate in her work.
Well done Charleen and thank you for your dedicated work!
Events in August
Hermanus Wine & Food Fair
When: Saturday, 06 August 2011 to Monday, 08 August 2011
The Hermanus Wine & Food Fair was nominated as one of the 10 best wine festivals in South Africa! 50 Local wineries from Elgin to Elim will present their wines for tasting, not forgetting delectable fares from various cheese and olive farms amongst others, as well as the famous Sushi of The Harbour Rock. All the wines on tasting will be available for purchasing at the Wine Village during the festival at cellar prices. Come and enjoy more than 200 wines from the various wine estates, olive products, glorious cheese, and loads of speciality food stalls.
When: Friday, 19 August 2011 to Sunday, 21 August 2011
Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Times: Daily from 10h00 to 18h00, Sunday until 16h00
Are you in need of some inspiration for your next family holiday? Then look no further as the Destinations Expo in Cape Town has some answers. You will be able to rediscover local destinations or plan fun ideas for that upcoming team building event at work. There will be wonderful ideas for honeymoons and venues for that special occasion. Something for everyone can be found at this expo, for those who are adventurous to those who prefer to spend a lazy day on the beach. Daily prizes will be up for grabs, so don’t miss out!
McGregor Food and Wine Festival
When: Saturday, 27 August 2011
A unique experience showcasing the wineries on the McGregor Wine Route, plus delicious tastes of country fare at a one-stop venue.
Local artists and crafters will also display their creations. Take the family and make a weekend of the occasion.
Cavendish Square Charity Book Sale
When: Saturday, 27 August 2011 to Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Book lovers will be excited by this opportunity to purchase quality second hand books in the Cavendish Square Charity Book Sale in Claremont. In a sustained effort to support and raise funds for local charities, Cavendish Square’s 11th annual Charity Book Sale will take place in the Edgars Court and lower ground floor of Cavendish Square. The Claremont-based shopping centre is appealing to the public to continue lending their hands for the 32 local charities that will be participating in the book sale this year.
Nando’s Cape Town Comedy Festival
When: Wednesday, 31 August 2011 to Monday, 19 September 2011
Where: Rondebosch, Cape Town
For over a decade the Nando’s Cape Town Comedy Festival has put Cape Town on the entertainment map of the world with Africa’s largest and funniest comedy festival.
The Comedy Festival innovates, engages and entertains the Mother City and incorporates a number of unique features that makes this festival ‘international’ in the true sense of the word. With six separate programmes everyone’s tastes should be catered for.
The Nando’s Comedy Festival’s line-up:
Graca Comedy Showdown Winner
Baba Indaba & Kids Indaba
Date: 2011 5 Aug
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Baba Indaba & Kids Indaba fan? Look no further. Eventful is where you’ll find all the latest and most up-to-date information on Baba Indaba & Kids Indaba’s 2011 tour dates. And the good news doesn’t end there; Baba Indaba & Kids Indaba’s 2011 tour will be rolling into Cape Town on August 5! Don’t miss Baba Indaba & Kids Indaba at CTICC during their 2011 concert tour: snap up those Baba Indaba & Kids Indaba tickets before they sell out!
Blisters for Bread
Date: 28th August 2011
Time: 18km: 08h00
Blisters for Bread, is Cape Town’s best loved charity fun walk. What a name. What an event. All funds raised from entries goes towards the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA); an organisation that provides nutritious meals to hungry school children in the Western Cape. You can enter the 5km, 10km or 20km walk along the Sea Point Promenade. There will be live entertainment on the day, give-away prizes, food, and fun for the whole family.
Zapiro: Jiving with Madiba Exhibition
Date: 10 Aug 2011
Time: 10:00 – 17:00
Venue: South African Jewish Museum
Location: 88 Hatfield Street | Gardens Cape Town
Not just another tribute to Nelson Mandela, this exhibition celebrates the life and contributions of South Africa’s greatest citizen, his struggle, successes and shortcomings, as portrayed by our country’s leading political cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro.
Tretchikoff Exhibition at Iziko Gallery
Date: 25 May 2011 – 25 Sep 2011
Time: 10:00 – 17:00
Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery
Location: Government Avenue | Company’s Garden | Cape Town
The ‘The People’s Painter’ exhibition contains a wealth of unpublished material as well as reproductions of many of the artist’s most popular paintings. Tretchnikoff’s book of the same name will serve as an accompanying text to the exhibition.
From the 1940s to the 1970s, Tretchikoff received unprecedented coverage in the media and his exhibitions still hold international records for attendance. Despite this, he received hostile criticism from many in the established art community, who saw his popular art as ‘pedestrian’ and even ‘kitsch’.
Since that time, many younger generations of artists and critics have championed Tretchikoff as a ‘people’s painter’ who was ahead of his time in many aspects of his art and its marketing. This exhibition will re-examine Tretchikoff’s work and bring his originals to new audiences.