Entries tagged with “Kfm”.


To date very few companies have jumped on the Western Cape Water disaster bandwagon for their marketing campaign. Insurance company Sanlam is an unusual link to the disaster, in its marketing use, other than its possibly sizable advertising budget! Other than the lack of brand connection credibility, the campaign is clever and promotes South African music. (more…)

Whilst it was not the sunniest day when I left home for Bloubergstrand yesterday, the sun shone on us for our select Media lunch at On the Rocks, to introduce new Chef Charl du Preez, and his new Cape Seafood Cuisine summer menu, designed in conjunction with its new Restaurant Consultant Chef Pete Goffe-Wood.   (more…)

The Sweet Service Award goes to the Labia Theatre, and its usherette Christine, who organized a reserved seat for me for each of the two recent screenings of the Camino de Santiago movie and documentary, screened over two consecutive days. I had pre-paid the tickets, but couldn’t reserve a seat. I was coming through from Franschhoek for the first screening, and was worried that I would not get a good seat. Christine always has a friendly (more…)

I am a dedicated über-loyal Kfm listener, and was shocked to hear that the new Primedia CEO Omar Essack is planning drastic changes in the Kfm DJ line-up, not one presenter staying in the same daytime slot as currently, from 3 July onwards. The Drivetime Show presenters finish off today, and Ryan O’Connor has already left the Breakfast Show, taking a break currently.  The leaked information about the planned changes made the front page of the Weekend Argus recently. (more…)

The Sweet Service Award goes to the people of Cape Town, who came to the party in donating clothing, food, beverages, and bedding for the residents of Imizamo Yethu, who were left destitute after a devastating fire this past weekend. Donations were dropped off at the fire stations in Sea Point and Hout Bay, at Pick ‘n Pay outlets, at La Parada Constantia Nek, and at schools in Hout Bay. A collection drive on Ryan O ‘Connor’s Breakfast Show on Kfm on Monday raised in excess of R1 million alone. All non- perishable foods and (more…)

Everyone who is a Facebook Friend of mine will know that I have become a devoted fan of DJ René, and of dancing on Sunday afternoons at La Parada in Constantia Nek, since it opened at the end of September. Today DJ René, with Sobs and Luke, perform at La Parada Del Mar in Camps Bay, and it will become a Thursday evening regular date.  (more…)

uber-new-logoThe Sweet Service Award goes to Uber, and its driver Zaid Fakir who drove me from the city back to my home. The radio in his vehicle was tuned to Kfm, and he agreed to up the volume as presenter Carl Waiste was playing very good music. When I had to take a call, he turned down the volume, and turned it up again when I had completed the call.  When I was in Johannesburg last month I noted that some of the Uber drivers asked one for one’s radio station choice!

 

 

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imageThe Sweet Service Award goes to the Goodman Gallery and its Lara Wesson, who reacted with impressive responsiveness to a request for the names of the artists whose works are on show at the new blanko restaurant at The Alphen hotel in Constantia. A follow-up request was handled equally quickly, even on a Saturday morning!

 

 

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imageThe Sweet Service Award goes to Kfm, for its Christmas Wish project to share goodwill with Capetonians going through difficult times. Last week I heard goodwill bestowed upon Madeleze Gibson, whose husband David passed away in a car accident while driving to a store to buy nappies for their child. Madeleze was left with three children and a baby on the way shortly. On Rob Vember’s afternoon show both Madeleze and her sister-in-law Desraye, who had (more…)

imageTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*.  The hosting by Durban of the Commonwealth Games in July 2022 has been announced, the first time that the Games will be held in Africa.  The city had no competitive bidders, as Edmonton had withdrawn its bid earlier this year. Athletes from more than 50 countries are expected to compete, mainly in the Moses Mabhida Stadium and at the Rachel Finlayson Swimming Complex. The Games are expected to generate R20 billion, at a cost of R12 billion.

*   SAA reduced its losses by almost half in the first five months of its new financial year. Business was influenced by (more…)