South Africa

SA Fashion Week – AW16

SA Fashion Week Autumn / Winter Collections Schedule Announced

From 21- 24 October 2015, 37 designers will showcase their Autumn / Winter collections for 2016 to key media and buyers, with 17 of these designers being introduced to the SA Fashion Week (SAFW) platform for the very first time.

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Autumn / Winter 2016 includes a commanding roll call of top SA Fashion Week designers, including House of Olé, Ephymol, Amanda Laird Cherry, Rubicon, Mantsho by Palesa Mokubung , Colleen Eitzen and Clive Rundle to name but a few, and kicks off with invite-only off-site show by Gert-Johan Coetzee, who’s collection will be sold on Spree directly from the runway. As the official retail sponsor for SAFW, Edgars currently stocks the following South African Designers:

Gert-Johan Coetzee


Black Coffee


Clive Rundle

Colleen Eitzen

Mantsho by Palesa Mokubung


Highlights to look out for in SAFW A/W 2016 include the showcasing of the Sunglass Hut New Talent search finalists as well as the SA Fashion Week Scouting Menswear Competition finalists. The winners of these competitions will be announced at each showing respectively. The Sunglass Hut New Talent Search finalists include:

Sunglass Hut New Talent Search:

– pure-moon by Azaria Khoza

– WITH by Dean Charles Hauptfleisch

– iamione – Farah Ione Wallet

– GreerKyle by Greer Kyle Dennison

– Somerset Jane by Melissa Somerset

– Mod-Ish by Wardah Safi

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Day 1 of SA Fashion Week will again start with the official Cruz Vodka Opening Party, a networking session not to be missed – where invited guests will mingle with the who’s who of the South African Fashion industry at a secret location which will be revealed closer to the time. Rimmel will provide international makeup looks for the models. Lufthansa will once again fly international contributors to SAFW A/W ’16.

For a third consecutive season, the final day of SA Fashion Week will be dedicated to Menswear. Autumn / Winter 2015 saw the launch of this dynamic concept, a first of its kind for South Africa. A/W ’16 will again showcase Menswear designers, as well as launch the winner of the SA Fashion Week Scouting Menswear Competition into the Creative Fashion Design Industry.

The finalists in the SA Fashion Week Scouting Menswear Competition are:

– Ageo by Arnold Phasha

– Alpha Climax by Cheron Dreyer

– Rip ‘n Sew by Gift Senese

– Rogue Wear by Henni de Kock

– INFLUENCE by Tristan Bain Venn

The Menswear Collections were mostly bespoke and the designers made everything to order, but for the past 4 years SAFW has focused on developing the Menswear Collections and the Menswear Fashion Industry in South Africa as well as other African countries, with brands such as Esnoko from Zambia.

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This year will also see the evolution of the Buyer’s Lounge, into the SAFW Fashion Trade Event, which is in keeping with the SAFW mission n of connecting designers to retailers and buyers. The SAFW Fashion Trade Event will run from 24 – 26 October. First launched in 2010, the SAFW Buyers’ Lounge is a business-to-business opportunity to market the seasonal collections to an extensive database of buyers ranging from the chains to the independent boutiques. It also offers buyers a closer look at the collections, establishing closer ties with the designers.

This season, SAFW has carefully curated 40 top designers exhibiting, selecting only the best of the best, with a whole new section of the Buyers Lounge being dedicated to Menswear. Although the designers can still only supply small quantities, we are confident that there are designers that are ready to sell quality garments to selected menswear outfitters, deliver on time and at the right price points.

Designers showcasing their collections include the following:

The Autumn / Winter 2016 collections will take place from 21-24 October 2015, with the Buyer’s Lounge (SAFW Fashion Trade Event) operating from 24 – 26 October 2015. Tickets are available from Computicket as well as the SA Fashion Week website (, and range from R100 – R175 per person per show. Tickets are limited.

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For more information, please visit, or contact the SA Fashion Week office on 011 442 7812 /

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Puma – Represent698

”Jack Parrow, Riky Rick, Das Kapital, Push Push, Nonku Phiri, Rolo Rozay, & P.H.fat”

#Represent698 in the latest Trinomic R698 colourways. Released in the 90’s as a runner, this silhouette has been reinterpreted & revived to fit modern sneaker style, but still stay true to their roots.

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Check out the latest collection and colourway: Puma South Africa

The collection will be available at selected stores around Mzansi. Keep following ”The Bizniz Blog” for more information.

”Grown and Sexy” at The Sands

C4 Events, The Sands & Litha Yaya lifestyle events presents:

 ”Grown & Sexy ”

We’d like to invite you & your friends to come & enjoy a mature, trendy event with great people. Our music covers Hip Hop, RnB & some warm soulful house. Why not come and party it up with Mature & Trendy, Smooth & Groovy, Good Energy & cool people. Take the initiative, gather your friends, book a spot & sink in, while good music moves your soul.

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We’ll also be screening the champions league finals between Juventus & Bacelona on all of our LCD screens at 8:45.

Twins on Decks
Chrizz Beatz
Keenan O
& more

Venue: The Sands in Sandton
 58 Wierda road east

Date: 6th June 2015

Time: The beats drop at 14h00

Ladies free before 5pm

Table bookings & Presale:

Cost: R1200 for a table, 1 bottle & mixers (Jameson/Jack Daniels//Absolut) & 5 tickets

R80 presale.

R100 at the door until 8pm
If you require any further details or information, feel free to contact:

Gold Khromo by Urban Enzo

Ensly Dooms, also known as Urban Enzo, has always been a big dreamer. His passion for music, travel and determination to succeed in business has led to the launch of his own earphone range called Gold Khromo by Urban Enzo.

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The 25 year-old originally hails from Eldorado Park in Johannesburg South, a community stricken with poverty, drugs and unemployment. His surroundings in this environment did not hamper his entrepreneurial drive.

“Having my own earphone range has been a dream in the pipeline for the last two years. I have always been critical as to how I want music to sound, from the clarity to the bass and to the design – but I could not find one that matched my requirements,” said Enzo.

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The lightweight Gold Khromo offers superb sound quality at every frequency and has a premium design to match. The earphones are sleek and stylish with luxe finishes of gold and metal on each side. Khromo also features a bullet design made out of metal, copper and mesh. It has a 56 core wire with four professional-grade balance pins allowing the music conduction rate to be close to perfect at 99.9998%. It also features a gold plated 3.5mm plug and noise-cancelling technology.

Enzo wants to be a role model to the youth in his community. “I want to show them that irrespective of your background, anything is possible with hard work and determination,” concludes Enzo.

Fact Sheet: Gold Khromo by Urban Enzo

Model No. ED-1
Jack plug 3.5(Φmm)
Frequency response 6-31000(Hz)
Impedance 18(Ω)
SPL 120(dB)
THD 1(%)
Cable 1.2(m)
Driver 7(Φmm)
N.Weight 22(g)


Watch out for Urban Enzo as he has a lot more to offer in the future. Gold Khromo is the first offering in the Khromo product range. You can purchase Gold Khromo by Urban Enzo online at

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Pharrell x Woolies ”Mzansi” Concert

Big Concerts in partnership with Woolworths are pleased to announce that Grammy award winning producer and performer PHARRELL WILLIAMS will perform 2 public concert dates in September 2015.

From his beginnings as a teenage prodigy and multi-instrumentalist in Virginia Beach back in the early 90’s, through enough hits to earn him Billboard’s Producer of the Decade in 2010 with over 100 million copies of his productions sold worldwide. Williams has helped create such classics as Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, Nelly’s “Hot in Herre”, Jay-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)”, Britney Spears’s “I’m a Slave 4 U” and Justin Timberlake’s “Like I Love You”.

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Williams also worked with Chad Hugo and Shae Haley creating an unpredictable hybrid as part of the alt-rock/hip-hop group N.E.R.D with hits ‘She Wants to Move’ and ‘Rock Star’. Pharrell also received a 2014 Academy Award Nomination for his original song “Happy” featured in the animated film Despicable Me 2. “Happy” remained atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten consecutive weeks, peaked #1 on iTunes in 103 markets worldwide, and was the lead single off of his album “G I R L”, his second solo album, released in March 2014, including smash hit singles “Marilyn Monroe”, “Come Get It Bae” and “Gust of Wind”.

Tour Information:

 Cape Town

Monday 21st September 2015

Grand Arena, GrandWest

Ticket Price:  R450 – R735

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from


Thursday 24th September 2015

Ticketpro Dome

Ticket Price: R395 – R735

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from

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Ticketing Information

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May 2015 at 9am from only

”Locomute” – Africa’s first car sharing service

Imagine of having the freedom of commuting and owning a vehicle, without the hassle of actually owning one. These hassles with owning a car: ”buying and running cost”, ”high fuel cost”, ”e-toll cost” and ”insurance cost”. But this will soon be coming to an end, starting-up on the 1st June 2015 we introduce ”Locomute”.

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Locomute is a new a local car sharing company, offers consumers a more tech-savvy and flexible approach in the area of urban mobility. Locomute allows its members, Locomuters, to access any of their cars parked throughout South Africa to use for as long as they want.

Locations of available cars can be found online or through their smartphone application which is also helpful for those prone to forgetting where they parked their vehicle. Members reserve a car online or via the Locomute App and simply swipe a member smartcard over a card reader on the windshield before commencing with their reservation. Locomuters have 24/7 access to a pool of vehicles located within designated zones called Locoparks.

You decide whether you will use the car for a night in town, completing your trip from the Gautrain or just running errands. You only pay for the exact amount of time you use the vehicle. Fuel, insurance, and parking are all included, and one-way trips are allowed (an additional fee may be applicable). Costs include a R499 initiation fee and a monthly fee of R45. There’s also a variable hourly and per-kilometre rate. Once-off users pay a R119 fee in addition to a variable hourly and distance rate.

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Locomute offers an alternative solution to traditional rentals in metropolitan areas. For the first time in Africa, people are able to get a vehicle for an hour or two for short trips instead of renting a car for a day or using mass transit. A car used to be the ultimate symbol of freedom and independence but increasingly consumers view ownership as an expense and a burden. Often considered the gateway to other forms of collaborative consumption, car sharing is becoming increasingly popular with its promise of personal convenience.

This is definitely a taste of the innovations to come in urban mobility. As the need to address problems like congestion and pollution increases, the case for car sharing is particularly compelling. Further, in an era where people buy music by the song, driving a car by the hour only makes sense! It is time to explore this new age where access is better than ownership.

To find out more about Locomute you can follow them on twitter or like on facebook

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OppiKoppi ”Odyssey” 2014

The pre-oppi build up just was so huge, with all the artist and line up which was listed, there was no way anyone could have missed out on this one. It has been my first year in Johannesburg, so by default i was making the long trek to Northam, Limpopo.

This has been the 20th annual OppiKoppi Festival, in which it was just a little gathering on musicians and bands which performed on the little koppi back in a weekend in May 1994. The event organizers had no idea back than that the festival would turn out to be what it is today. The crowd has grown to over 20 000 festival goers, some of them which has just broken their Oppi-Virgin or some which are Oppi-Veterans.

The journey to Oppi was very much a mental and physical preparation for what was about to happen over the next 3 days, which if you ask me those 3 days felt like weeks/months. The sight of the koppi gets bigger and the music gets louder as you just approach which seems to be a magical musical wonderland. We decided to just set up the base-camp, which we didnt see much over the 3 days as the magical land was too vast and too much happenings going around throughout the 3 days.

Before heading to Oppi-Koppi, i did some homework and read many reviews on what i was about to get myself into and what our days in Odyssey was going to be like. That reviews had nothing on the what i was getting myself into. The friendly, 20 000 faces welcomes you from the time you set foot onto the farm. It felt like i knew and met these peoples for over 20 years, it was the spirit of one and no one was about to judge you for how you looked or even what you were or weren’t wearing in that case.

The music, performance and artist just took the whole festival to a whole other level and experience.  The music genres from which started off as just a Rock n Roll festival, we were coming across all genres of music such as Deep House, Trap, Dub Step, Drum and Bass, Classical, Hip Hop, Rap and even some poetry just to say. So if it was music which brought you to Oppi, than you would have gotten it all way around. The line-up of artist has us mission from one stage to the next, not wanting to miss out on any one of the artist which were performing out there. The festival lineup was just too hectic but the main headline acts were” Newtown Knife Gang”, ”The Kiffness”, ”The Wrestler, The Slut and TheDealer”, ”Metro Ticket”, ”DJ Capital”, ”DJ Soulo Starr”, ”Miss CJ”, ”Da Capo”, ”Reason”, ”Van Coke Kartel”, ”PHFat”, ”HHP”, ”The Sunday Punchers”, ”Cassper Nyovest”, ‘DJ Fresh”, ”Das Kapital” and ”Mr Green”.

(This should have been the part of the article in which i tell you much more of the 3 days events, but unfortunately that part is very much vague and was lost somewhere in the dust)

The overall experience at Oppi was really and truly a real magical journey (We witnessed many fairies, creatures, warriors, onesies, birthday suits, flying tents and magical jamming MK trojan horse). It was definitely a festival in which you had to experience and witness once in your life, but for me i would say that this was my first but it wouldn’t be my last.

Thanks to all which was involved in the Oppi-Koppi and we hope to see you all around for the next 20 years.

Big ups to all those involved with this festival and all the sponsor, ”Hilltop Live Media”, ”Windhoek Draught”, ”MK”, ”Red Bull Studio”, ”5FM”, ”MTV” and ”Rolling Stone”.

”We came, We Jolled, We Dusted”

In Dust We Trust

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The Real Success Experience 2014

The Real Success Experience, to be staged at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, on 12 and 13 July, will feature a panel of acclaimed South African speakers and experts in a range of disciplines. Organiser Brian Walsh, CEO of the REAL Entrepreneur Institute, notes that many businesses fail because of the mindsets of their owners. “The biggest challenge facing any business is the business owner. If the owner does not have the right mindset and behaviours, the business is doomed to fail,” he says.

“Entrepreneurs and business owners often feel burdened by stress, anxiety and a lack of self-belief. They frequently feel alone in this. Once they discover they are not alone, and learn how to overcome those feelings, they are empowered to grow – both personally and in business.”

Walsh says feedback from many events he has participated in prompted him to present the Real Success Experience, with a programme developed in partnership with successful South African entrepreneurs and behavioural and development experts who are passionate about teaching and sharing their experiences. “Local people want to hear how individuals and businesses thrived in the face of our unique challenges. They want to know exactly what strategies and approaches were used to overcome challenges and become successful,” says Walsh.

In collaboration with experts such as sales specialist Neil Malan, author, inspirational speaker, and multi-millionaire entrepreneur Billy Selekane, psychology and leadership expert, author and international speaker Justin Cohen, ‘fearless’ businessman and investor Coert Coetzee, leading marketing coach Barry Mitchell and international mind power and personal mastery authority Robin Banks, Walsh has prepared a programme designed to fast-track personal and business growth. “This event is called an experience, rather than a conference, because instead of simply presenting an assortment of speakers, the Real Success Experience programme has been carefully put together by a group of people who collectively want to make a difference. The content flows to ensure that every crucial aspect of personal and business success is addressed over the two days of the event,” says Walsh.

Up to 4,000 delegates are expected to benefit from the experience, says Walsh, with 2,000 tickets to be made available for free. Over 14 top South African speakers, entrepreneurs, inspirational teachers and leading human behavioural and business specialists will outline strategies for success, aiming to transform the lives of delegates.

Register here for your free ticket, to this life change event.

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20th Annual Music Award – SAMA 2014

The winners of the 20th Annual South African Music Awards are:

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Best Pop Album:
Mafikizolo – Reunited

Beste Pop Album:
Karlien van Jaarsveld – Uitklophou

Best Adult Contemporary Album:
Shaun Jacobs – Love Can

Best Rock Album:
Van Coke Kartel – Bloed. Sweet & Trane

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album:
Elvis Blue – Afrikaans

Best African Adult Album:
Zonke – Give And Take Live

Best Alternative Album:
Nakhane Tour – Brave Confusion

Best RnB, Soul and Reggae:
The Soil – Reflections Live In Joburg

Best Kwaito Album:
Big Nuz – Made In Africa

Best Rap Album:
iFani – I Believes In Me (1st Quadrant)

Best Traditional Faith Music:
Rebecca – Bayos’Khomba

Best Dance Album:
Mi Casa – Su Casa

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album:
Nqubeko Mbatha- Sentiments Of A Worshiper

Best Traditional Album:
Dr. Thomas Chauke Na Shinyori Sisters – Shimatsatsa No 32

Best Maskandi Album:
Thokozani Langa – Inyakanyaka

Best Jazz Album:
Shane Cooper – Oscillations

Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album:
Guy Buttery – Live In KwaZulu

Best Live DVD:
Zonke – Give and Take Live

Best Collaboration:
Mafikizolo Ft May D – Happiness

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Phuzekemisi

International Achievement Award:
Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Music Video of the Year:
The Parlotones, Khuli Chana & Jon Savage – Sleepwalker

Best Selling DVD:
Joyous Celebration – Gartefeul vol.17

Best Selling Mobile Music Download:
Mafikizolo – Khona

Best Ring Back Tone:
Mafikizolo – Khona

Best Selling Full Track Download:
Mafikizolo – Khona

Highest Airplay of the Year:
DJ Kent ft The Arrows – Spin My World Around

Best Selling Album of the Year:
Zahara – Phendula

Best Producer of the Year:
Darryl Torr – Yes/No/Grey

Best Engineer of the Year:
Peter Auret – Pimp My Piano

Remix of the Year:
Oskido – Tsa Ma Ndebele

Newcomer of the Year:
Naima Kay – Umsebenzi

Duo or Group of the Year:
Mafikizolo – Reunited

Female Artist of the Year:
Zahara – Phendula

Male Artist of the Year:
Kabomo – Memory Remains

Album of the Year:
Mafikizolo – Reunited

Record of the Year:
Mafikizolo – Reunited