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December 2017
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Ke Dezemba Boss!
December usually brings a smile or a nervous energy...
 
Exams are over for students.
Holidays begin for most.
But for businesses, the last minute rush to get everything done before the year ends, creates an anxiety.

Have a look at any events that might "calm" you down
or take a tour to our Travel section
and book your holiday!
NOW ON!
Bryan Adams Get Up
Don’t miss the chance to see Bryan Adams performing all his hits live starting in Johannesburg on 9th December at the Ticketpro Dome, 10th December at the Sun Arena, Time Square, Pretoria, 12th December at the Durban ICC and 14th December at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town.
Are there still tickets available?
Pinocchio
2017 celebrates Janice Honeyman’s thirtieth annual festive season pantomime. Pinocchio opens on The Mandela stage of Joburg Theatre on November 12th and runs until December 30th.
Book Now!
Michael Jonathan as Michael Jackson
Michael Jonathan has featured and performed on SABC, ETV and DSTV for tribute shows to the late King of Pop. His management has said that they are proud to be bringing this amazing and electrifying show to the Roodepoort Theatre on the 6th to the 17th of December 2017 and shows start at 20:00, during the week and 15h00 on weekends.
Book my tickets now!
Legends of R&B with Brian McKnight and Brandy
Big Concerts has confirmed The Legends of R&B, will be returning to South Africa in December 2017 featuring Brian McKnight and Brandy.
When are the shows?
Kings & Queens of Comedy - Port Elizabeth
Catch the Kings & Queens of Comedy at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth on the 9th of December, 2017 for a show of hysterical proportions.
Who will be performing?
The Smash Hit Musical "Rock of Ages" is Ready to ROCK Gold Reef City
The South African premier of the multi Tony award-nominated Broadway musical, Rock of Ages, will be live at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre from Friday, 17 November to Sunday, 10 December 2017.
Rock on!
NEWS & TRENDS
Fashion is Boxing Smart this December
The Box Shop (a stylish pop up fashion shop) will be doing a pop-up tour of the city from the 1st of December until the 3rd of December 2017.
Where will they be?
Authentic, artisanal and accessible? Well, Hello Tomato!
A unique brand specialising in authentic Italian pizza and pasta, that South Africans have been waiting for and welcome with open arms – Hello Tomato
Where are they based?
#GivingTuesday
After the spending spree of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Tuesday 28 November kicks off the season of giving by asking people to show a little love for charities like Blue Sky Society Trust, who pay it forward in supporting the work of worthy causes, initiatives and other non-profits.
How do I donate?
Equipping Gen Z for the 4th Industrial Revolution
The Samsung J Pro Series introduces Galaxy sophistication to the entry-level smartphone market through Best-in-Its-Class devices
What features does it have?
Five out-of-the-box date night ideas
Dr. Oetker’s new Ristorante Pizza Dolce Al Cioccolato is the perfect dessert pizza to share with your partner.
Where can I buy this?
What a Team to Make Little Faces Beam
uShaka Marine World provides some Christmas joy to its little neighbours.
Amazing!
It is official - Starbucks has launched
The grand old lady at 233 Florida Road, which is the new home of Starbucks, recently underwent a facelift, boasting new décor and a mix of local crafts with Victorian influences and includes repurposed wooden floors and an exquisite marble bar.
Awesome news!
From Palm Fronds to Wind-Free Technology
Samsung’s new Wind-Free™ Cooling technology represents a revolutionary shift in the way air conditioners work to make our lives more bearable.
Tell me more
QLED Television Provides Immersive Experience
When watching your favourite television show – be it a nature documentary, cooking show or sporting event – close is never close enough. Enter Samsung’s curved QLED television with premium 4K UHD and sleek design, drawing you into an alternate reality of colour and detail you have not experienced before.
What other features are there?
SARS Penalises Tax-Payers
Arnoux Maré, Managing Director of Innovative Accounting Solutions, a subsidiary of Innovative Solutions GroupTM says SARS has to recoup the R50 billion shortfall from somewhere and it seems the beleaguered taxpayer is in its sights. 
How will this affect us?
Starbucks Spreads Joy through its Red Cup Campaign
For a limited time, Starbucks will serve beverages in a new red holiday cup. 
Where are they available?
National Craft Competition held under auspices of Innibos Festival
The inaugural National Premier Craft Competition in 2017 attracted almost 800 entries and organisers John Anthony Boerma and Jan Bhuda of Art Aid Africa are confident that even more crafters will seize the opportunity offered by the 2018 competition to showcase their creativity and skill.
How do I enter?
Forest Wonderland Created by Graskop Gorge Developers
The countdown to the opening of the Graskop Gorge lift development is underway. While visitors can expect a tourism experience that is unique to Africa, an important element of the venture is the showcasing of the Panorama Route’s magnificent beauty and the importance of its conservation.
When is it expected to open?
Signature Lux Hotels Sandton Brings You 5 Ways to Travel on a Budget
Johannesburg is the biggest city in South Africa and is filled with lots of things to see and experience. With the festive season approaching Signature Lux Hotel, Sandton is helping guests get the most out of their travelling experience on a budget.
What are the tips?
Bakwena Supports the Annual Pretoria Toy Run
The Capital City woke up to the smell of rubber and the crackle of thunderous V-twin and roaring V8 engines riding through its streets on Sunday (26 November 2017), when bikers embarked on the annual Pretoria Toy Run.
What is the Pretoria Toy Run?
Keep Your Feet on the Ground and Reach for the Stars
Director at Samsung South Africa Service, Richard Chetty embodies the famous David Gresham saying, ‘keep your feet on the ground and reach for the stars’
This is amazing!
Zulu Dance Champs 2017 Winners
On Sunday, November 26th, not only was uShaka Marine World filled with the sounds of cheers and shouts of encouragement, but loads of foot stomping and clapping of hands – and that was just the visitors to the park who came out to support their favourite dance troupe as the 28 dance troupes all vied for the 2017 uShaka Marine World Zulu Dance Championship category titles!
Who won?
Joburg's First Steampunk Centre Caters to New Retail Trends
Shoppers stopping by at the recently revamped Cambridge Crossing shopping centre can "expect a completely different retail experience, according to Carmen Collison, Retail Asset Manager, SA Corporate Real Estate
When will the revamped centre be opened?
The Read Online Shop: Step Inside, We're Open
Never skipping a beat and in keeping with technological trends, READ Educational Trust in conjunction with Reading Matters is extremely pleased to offer patrons the convenience of purchasing a variety of items online, which is fast becoming one of the preferred ways of purchasing in South Africa.
Awesome!
Musgrave Shopping Centre Fashion Show
To end off the #Artail Musgrave Shopping Centre “living the good life” campaign which aimed to showcase both art and retail as a cross-pollination, where models took to the runway to showcase creations from seven of KZN’s top local designers, Zarth; Elppag, Shwe, Mind over Matter, ABC Apparel, Good Friday, and Duke. These local designers were also offered the opportunity of retailing in a pop up shop created by Musgrave Centre, as part of the campaign. VIP’s, tenants, dignitaries and the who’s who of Durban all turned out in their best finery.
Who was at the event?
The Boy from the Wild - An Adventure Story Never Told Until Now
The Boy from the Wild as told by Peter Meyer and written with International Bestselling Author of The Elephant Whisperer, Graham Spence, showcases the extraordinary story and adventures of Peter’s beloved father, James Meyer and his love for the African wilderness.
Where can I purchase this book?
Happiness Is... Homemade Iced Tea!
Together, South Africa’s favourite tea brands, Freshpak Rooibos and Five Roses open up a world of opportunities to create a host of delicious iced tea drinks in the comfort of your own home.
Where is this available?
Beauty Factory Raises R18 000 for the PinkDrive During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
For the month of October homegrown bath and body brand, Beauty Factory turned all their stores pink and collaborated with the PinkDrive to raise awareness and funds for this incredible breast cancer awareness organisation.
Amazing!
Handles with Swarovski Crystals
Add some class to your space with these Oro & Oro Swarovski Crystal Door Knobs available exclusively from Handles Inc
Where is the closest store?
Go Big and Do More
Samsung have created a smartphone that’s geared towards today’s doers. In fact, it’s more than a smartphone – it’s a super phone.
What phone is this?
Canon Announces the Grand Prize Winners for its New Cosmos of Photography 2017 Photo Competition
Mr Trond Ansten (Norway) & Mr Benjamin Breitkopf (Germany), for their work “17 toner hvitt,” were declared the Grand Prize winners of Canon’s New Cosmos of Photography 2017 (40th edition) photo competition at a public meeting of the Grand Prize selection committee held at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
Wow, that's so cool!
New Head of Sales for Faircity
Even though it is nearing the end of the year and many people are winding down, Miranda Evangelou has hit the road running as the newly appointed Group Sales and Marketing Manager at Faircity Hotels and Apartments.
Congrats Miranda!
'Tis the Season to be Jolly with GLAD
GLAD has been saving good food from going bad, helping out in the kitchen all year round, and is here for you during the fantastic festive season! 
Fantastic!
Recipe: GLAD Festive Season Berry Muffins 
A festive season recipe from GLAD for berry muffins.
What is the recipe?
Win a Beach Holiday for two at Montana Crossing!
Montana Crossing is hosting a fabulous competition for all shoppers this festive season. Those spending R150 or more at any of the stores stand a chance to win a beach holiday for two valued at R20 000
I want to win!
SA Fan Soccer Park - No Match for the Man of the Match
Durban Football fans are in for a treat at the fan park for the Premier League Derby Day Extravaganza at the Kings Park Stadium Precinct (outer fields), where families can enjoy the many activities, food and beverages at hand throughout the day!
How do I book tickets?
Krispy Kreme Swoops into Brooklyn Mall just in time for the Festive Season
Krispy Kreme has brought heavenly doughnuts to the hub of Pretoria’s cosmopolitan Embassy suburbs.
Where is it located?
What a Fashionable Story
Phumelele Gwacela from the eThekwini Municipality’s Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit together with the founder of G&D Apparel, Greg Wallis are seen judging the fashion storyboards received from hundreds of designer hopefuls wishing to be part of the annual Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) Mentorship programme commencing in February 2018.
This sounds great!
Messenger of the Product: Samsung Wearable Package Design Story
Let’s take a moment to listen to the story of the product that is illustrated in the Samsung Wearable package design.
What is the story?
Starbucks Gateway is Officially Here!
The second Starbucks store in Durban recently opened its doors (December 5th) at Gateway Theatre of Shopping.
#StarbucksXDurban
Have yourself a Merry little Christmas with My Chef
My Chef offers a selection of festive favourite’s like chocolate salami, as well as artisanal mince crumble pies, which come in a pack of six. What’s more, both gifts include a gift tag for you to write a personalized message to the receiver. 
How do I order?
CONTENT CREATORS
Finding Me S03 EP86
In the latest episode of Finding Me, host Quraysha Ismail Sooliman chats with Feral Care Friends.
What do they talk about?
Recipe: Butter Chicken
Aniseeds shares her recipe for a delicious Butter Chicken.
Show me the recipe!
Kiss these outdated marketing tactics goodbye (along with 2017)!
The Media Clique shares some tips on which marketing tactics should/ shouldn't be used for your business in 2018.
Which marketing tactics should I use?
UPCOMING EVENTS
Santana Returns to South Africa with Special Guests Mango Groove
Big Concerts is pleased to confirm that Santana will be returning to South Africa in 2018 performing in Cape Town on 11thApril 2018 at Cape Town Stadium (intimate configuration) and Johannesburg on 13th and 14th April 2018 at the Ticketpro Dome. Santana’s special guests will be local greats Mango Groove.
When do tickets go on sale?
The Color Purple
The Color Purple’s South African producers Joburg Theatre and Bernard Jay are delighted to announce the casting of Lerato Mvelase as Shug Avery, the popular bluesy singer whom we meet in the musical ‘at death’s door’.
Book Now!
Riaad Moosa - Final Cape Town show for 'Life Begins' 
Following sold-out shows across the country, Riaad Moosa returns by popular demand for the last Cape Town performance of Life Begins at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on the 16th December, 2017.
Are tickets available yet?
Kings & Queens of Comedy - Port Elizabeth
One of South Africa’s longest running flagship comedy brands, Kings & Queens of Comedy, returns to Durban with its biggest line-up in six years on 9 February 2018.
Who will be performing?

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