Entries tagged with “Mamphela Ramphele”.


imageThursday Club organizer and PR Consultant Sandy Bailey invited me to attend the launch of Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s autobiography ‘Not without a fight‘, at a sold-out lunch at Buitenverwachting in Constantia last week. The highlight was being seated next to Ms Zille. (more…)

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*   FlySafair has been granted its license to operate domestic flights, having got its local ownership at a level below 75%, as required.

*   The City of Cape Town is threatening an intensive law and order program over the Easter weekend, with roadblocks in conjunction with the SA Police, aimed at reducing accidents.

*   Honest Chocolate has created a unique collection of chocolate busts of President Jacob Zuma, Helen Zille,Honest Choclate chocolate-political-figurines Mamphela Ramphele, and Julius Malema, to tie in with the forthcoming General Election, costing R70 each or R280 for the set.  They are available at their outlets at 66 Wale Street and 66 Albert Road in Woodstock. (received via e-mail from Honest Chocolate)

*   Tourists who overstay their visa while visiting South Africa may face a two year ban (more…)

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*   A short-lived marriage between the DA and Agang came to an end yesterday, Mamphela Ramphele withdrawing her collaboration with the DA in standing as their Presidential candidate!  On Social Media the two parties’ collaboration was welcomed, and described as a breath of fresh air in South African politics.   Since yesterday, both women leaders of the two parties have been slated, Helen Zille for her lack of judgement in collaborating with Ramphele, and Ramphele for not honouring her agreement with the DA.

*   Cutting SAA routes (such as Buenos Aires, and London/Cape Town) is detrimental to the tourism industry at a time when the weak Rand is increasing interest amongst travellers in visiting our country.

*   Nando’s is using Mobile Social Media for its ‘This time of year nobody should have to eat alone’ campaign for the first time, Mxit reaching 6,5 million users spending 95 minutes on the medium on average per day.

*   The South African Brandy Foundation is hosting two Fine Brandy Fusion events this year, from 22 – 23 (more…)