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On the 1st of August 2018, a day that marks the beginning of women's month, women and gender non-conforming people (GNC) from all sectors of South Africa will shut down the country in protest against gender-based violence.
Lesotho and Botswana will also form part of the mass action.
We have nothing to celebrate on 9 August. Every week we receive multiple reports of women, children, and gender non-conforming people who have been brutally murdered, kidnapped, or abused, and there is no sense of urgency from our leaders to find ways in which society can tackle this violence.
Women including the LGBTQIA+, children, and GNC people keep dying at the hands of men in South Africa, and something needs to be done.
This is an ongoing national crisis. We call on all women and GNC people to stay away from work and join the protest on 1 August 2018 in their respective provinces, Universities, and colleges.
A memorandum of demands will be handed over to the government on the day of the shutdown with clear actions. We will share information about the protest action over the following weeks.
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Fire & Feast meat festival is the best place to “sauce” fathers day

If you’re searching for a way to spice up Father’s Day with the ultimate gift, then get to Fire & Feast Meat Festival presented by Crown National at Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June. At Fire & Feast Meat Festival, we recognise that dads come in all shapes and sizes with a range of interests to match - which is why we’ve tried to find a dynamic list of gift suggestions for this Father’s Day.  And none of them is socks. Here are our top 10 gift items:

 

1. Engrave a bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey

 

Buy a bottle of Tennessee’s finest from the Jack Daniel’s family for dad this Father’s Day. Select from the double mellowed Gentleman Jack, the smooth sippin’ Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey or even the uniquely crafted Single Barrel Select. Why not take it a step further and have a personalised message, or dad’s name, engraved onto the bottle. The Jack Daniel’s team will be onsite at Fire & Feast to put this personal touch on your purchase.

 

  

 

2. Get inked

 

For a gift with a bit of edge, consider getting dad a tattoo for Father’s Day. Renowned local tattoo artists from Awhe Tattoo & Lifestyle Studio will be featuring at the Jack Daniel’s Man Cave at Fire & Feast, ready to customise a design or replicate any creation on skin. If tattoos aren’t his thing, then an I ‘heart’ dad tattoo on the upper arm is always a classic.

 

  

 

3. Time for a groom

 

Treat dad to some traditional styling at Barnet Fair Barber Shop – old-school charm with a modern twist. They offer traditional hot towel shaves, beard shaves, head shaves, beard maintenance and haircuts…all right inside the Jack Daniel’s Man Cave at Fire & Feast. Keep dad in style beyond Father’s Day by investing in some premium-crafted beard care and grooming products from The Bearded Man.

 

 

4. Wear it right

 

‘A bru maak a plan’ for Father’s Day with May Bru’s awesome range of trendy clothing and accessories, all for sale at the Fire & Feast Jack Daniel’s Man Cave. Get dad styling in their uniquely-designed hoodies, T-shirts, vests or caps. All ‘locally bru’d’.

 

 

5. Keeping it retro

 

For a truly timeless gift, there’s nothing quite as original as a handcrafted wall clock from the artists at Vinyl Record. Each vintage record is recrafted into a stylishly retro wall clock depicting anything from a favourite superhero to a more whimsical forest scene. These reconfigured retro pieces – located in the Jack Daniel’s Man Cave - will keep dad on time and in style.

 

  

 

6. Chad-O-Chef braai

 

What better place to find the ultimate braai than Fire & Feast Meat Festival? Leading gas braai manufacturers, Chad-O-Chef, will be featuring their in-demand range which includes drop-in gas braais, built-in gas braais and retro-fit gas braais. Visitors will even get to see the exceptional Chad-O-Chef Hybrid braai in action at Braaitology, as well as in the four meat theatres, brought to you by Chad-O-Chef. This can braai using gas, wood, charcoal or even smoker chips. What’s not to love?

 

 

7. Braai accessories  

 

It’s time to accessorise dad’s braai and Fire & Feast has everything he’ll need …braai thermometers, ignitors, braai covers, aprons, and so much more. He’ll be kitted out for that Father’s Day braai.

 

8. Quality-crafted accessories

 

If leather and canvas resonate with your dad, then stop by Knap Sak within the Jack Daniel’s Man Cave and you’ll be sure to find a quality gift. The company specialises in handmade items such as satchels, belts, suspenders…even leather bowties and ties.

 

 

9. MyBraai Meat & Wine Pairing Theatre tickets

 

South Africa’s premium online butchery, MyBraai, has joined forces with the one of the country’s leading wine producers, Leopard’s Leap, to offer a juicy inclusion on the Fire & Feast menu – the MyBraai Meat & Wine Pairing Theatre. Buy dad a ticket to the demonstration where he’ll get to sample five incredible meat dishes accompanied by Leopard’s Leap range of wines. There’ll also be free giveaways at the event. Tickets of R150 are available through www.computicket.co.za giving access to the entire Fire & Feast Meat Festival.

 

  

 

10.  Go big with a Ford

 

If you’re looking to really make an impression this Father’s Day, Ford will be showcasing the new Ford Fiesta, Ford Mustang and Ford Ranger at this year’s Fire & Feast. These beautiful machines, boasting the latest in technological features and accessories, will be on show… and available to purchase if you feel the drive.

 

In addition to the incredibly products available for purchase, visitors to this year’s Fire & Feast will be treated to a full menu of tasty features, including:

 

• Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Bar & Restaurant

• Craftology

• The Sparta Beef Theatre, The Poultry Theatre brought to you by County Fair & Festive, The Pork Tasting Room and The Lamb & Mutton SA Theatre

• Braaitology brought to you by Chad-O-Chef

• BRM Bistro

• Wine Tasting Area

• Live entertainment daily

• SA’s Winning National Butchers Team supported by Crown National

• A range of exhibitions which complement the ultimate South African meat and braai experience

 

Eat, meat, feast and repeat at the ultimate meat, braai and music celebration. Tickets are available from www.computicket.co.za or at the door. No alcohol will be served to U18’s.

 

For more information follow Fire & Feast Meat Festival on:

 

www.fireandfeast.co.za

Facebook: Fire and Feast Meat Festival

Instagram: @fireandfeast

Twitter: @fireandfeastSA

 

Fire & Feast Meat Festival Schedule

 

Exclusive Trade Morning on Friday 8 June:    10am – 12pm

Open to the Public                Friday 8th June:       12pm – 6pm

Saturday 9th June:    10am – 6pm

Sunday 10th June:    10am – 6pm

 

Tickets

 

Ticket price:       Adults R100

Trade:                R100 at the door

Pensioners:       R80

Children:            R20

 

SMOKING HOT FEATURES LINE-UP AT THIS YEAR’S FIRE & FEAST MEAT FESTIVAL 

The hottest meat-lover’s gettogether, the Fire & Feast Meat Festival presented by Crown National, has a mouth-watering line-up of new features that will be showcasing at Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June. A proudly South African affair, the Fire & Feast Meat Festival is a celebration of all things fired, grilled and braai’d with something on offer to satisfy every appetite.

 

Sizzling features to sample

 

1.Braaitology

 

Certain to fire up the hearts of most South Africans is the smoking new Braaitology arena, proudly sponsored by leading Gas Grill & Hybrid Braai manufacturer, Chad-O-Chef. Hungry visitors will find a home at Braaitology where 10 chefs brought to you by the South African Chef Association (SACA) –- will make meat the hero of 10 delectable dishes using the versatile range of Chad-O-Chef braais. This saucy feature will excite the taste buds incorporating pork, chicken, beef, lamb and even fish dishes evenly spread across the 10 appetizer-size offerings, giving meat-lovers an extensive taste experience.

 

Adding to the Braaitology flavour is South Africa’s braai superhero, BraaiBoy, who will be demonstrating his tong-yielding antics on the Chad-O-Chef Sizzler Hybrid Braai. Enter the scintillating social media contest and you could even stand a chance to braai with the braai wonder himself at this year’s Fire & Feast. No ‘braai’bery required.

 

With so many tasty food and beverage options at Fire & Feast, you don’t want to be boggled down with maths. To make this a smooth experience, Fire & Feast has introduced BraaiBucks which can be bought on arrival and redeemed for the tasters you wish to sample within Braaitology. One BraaiBuck = R25 = 1 taster. Simple.

 

  1. Craftology

 

All this meat munching builds up an incredible thirst which is why Fire & Feast has introduced the thirst-quenching Craftology. Leading craft beverages can be generously enjoyed while listening to live music and plotting the next meaty dish. Visitors can sample a number of locally brewed delectable drinks from Soweto Gold Beer, Optium Craft Brewery (OCB) and Qualito Craft Distillery whiskey to name a few. There’s no watering down this full-bodied line-up which also includes the popular High End Brands featuring a selection of drinks overflowing with flavour, among them Hellfire and Moonshine whiskeys from The Dead Rabbit Distillery; De Groot Komunis Vodka, Die Warm Rasta Rum and La Sanat – a tasty tequila – all from DeVry Distillery. If you’re looking for a drink with a more international aroma, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey will also be served.

 

  1. Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Bar & Restaurant

 

This smooth-drinking whiskey, which is the perfect accompaniment to all your meat dishes, can also be found in this next Fire & Feast feature. The Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Bar & Restaurant will serve innovatively prepared meat dishes and Jack Daniel’s range of Tennessee whiskey, providing festival-goers with a delicious dining option within the Fire & Feast meat mayhem.

 

  1. Jack Daniel’s Man Cave

 

Everything the modern man wants can be found in the well-stocked Jack Daniel’s Man Cave. This well-crafted area offers men the chance to…

…get inked by artists from Awhe Tattoo & Lifestyle Studio…

…enjoy a cut and a shave by the maestros from Barnet Fair barber’s shop…

…discover the latest petrol-head accessories from Knap Sak…

…get all the best grooming equipment from The Bearded Man…

…grab something casual from May Bru clothing & apparel…

…invest in a stunning bicycle from Ubuntu Bike Boutique…

 

The Jack Daniel’s Man Cave is the perfect place to source the ideal gift for Father’s Day - conveniently taking place the weekend after Fire & Feast Meat Festival. In fact, if you’re really wanting to spoil the ultimate dad and get ahead of the competition, consider the generous gift of Fire & Feast tickets!

 

  1. Poultry Theatre brought to you by County Fair and Festive

 

You will most definitely flock to the newest feature where poultry experts will be demonstrating useful methods for preparing juicy poultry dishes using their quality County Fair fresh and frozen products, including the popular chicken schnitzel, as well as Festive’s premium fresh chicken range.

 

  1. The Sparta Beef Theatre

 

Local experts in quality beef products, Sparta have come on board as sponsors for the satisfyingly enlightening Sparta Beef Theatre. Here you will get the chance to glean tips on how to get the most out of your beefy buys as well as the selecting the healthiest cuts for the tastiest dishes.

 

  1. The Pork Tasting Room

 

Pork 360 has put its weight behind Fire & Feast Meat Festival with the introduction of The Pork Tasting Room. This tasty new feature will introduce all you meat-lovers to crispy, cured and crackling pork-tasting varieties while industry experts share useful tips on all things pork.

 

  1. Lamb & Mutton SA Theatre

 

You will find fulfilment for body and mind in this seasoned theatre which welcomes the mature wisdom of Lamb and Mutton South Africa, an entrenched organisation responsible for consumer awareness on all lamb and mutton products. Chefs in this experiential zone will demonstrate tantalising techniques on ways to prepare and cook these iron-rich cuts of meat.

 

You’ll be delighted to discover that every dish prepared in the four meat theatres will be expertly cooked on one of Chad-O-Chef’s braais – quality guaranteed – with @home sponsoring their exclusive range of Breville, Robert Welch, Baccarat and Smeg cookware products for theatre use.

 

  1. MyBraai Meat & Wine Pairing

 

This elegant feature, sponsored by MyBraai online butchery, is a dedicated meat and wine pairing theatre where you’re invited to de-cant and devour while learning about the importance of flavour fusion. Here, chefs from MyBraai will team up with Leopard’s Leap sommeliers to discuss the perfect drinking wines to compliment four meaty dishes – beef, pork, lamb and chicken. Book tickets for the MyBraai Meat & Wine Pairing at www.computicket.co.za before they sell out and get your show tickets included.

 

  1. BRM Brands Bistro

 

For some really fall-off-the-bone tender, fully-marinated meats, stop in at the renowned BRM Brands Bistro featuring at this year’s Fire & Feast Festival. Chefs with intimate knowledge of the bistro have perfected a menu that will give all festival-goers a real taste of their mouth-watering meats…including their famous rib options.

 

  1. Meet SA’s World Butchers’ Challenge Team

 

Fire & Feast promises you only the industry’s best which is why South Africa’s World Butchers’ Challenge team, fresh from competing at the illustrious World Butcher’s Challenge in Ireland, will be in attendance at Braaitology. They will use this platform to showcase their craft by taking on a promising development side in a friendly challenge. The six-man Mzansi team – who won the National Butchers’ Challenge, presented by Crown National at last year’s Fire & Feast – will put on a cutting-edge performance for the crowd. Anyone looking to enter the 2019 National Butchers’ Challenge, presented by Crown National, can register at Fire & Feast. You might just make the cut.

 

  1. Wine Tasting Area

 

South Africa’s deep-rooted wine industry is renowned for producing internationally-acclaimed wines and Fire & Feast will be celebrating this culture in the Wine Tasting Area. This full-bodied feature will let you indulge in a truly sensory evaluation of the country’s best local wines.

 

Eat, meat, feast and repeat at the ultimate meat, braai and music celebration. Tickets are available from www.computicket.co.za or at the door. No alcohol will be served to U18’s.

 

For more information follow Fire & Feast Meat Festival on:

 

www.fireandfeast.co.za

Facebook: Fire and Feast Meat Festival

Instagram: @fireandfeast

Twitter: @fireandfeastSA

 

Fire & Feast Meat Festival Schedule

 

Friday 8th June:              12pm – 6pm

Saturday 9th June:          10am – 6pm

Sunday 10th June:          10am – 6pm

 

Tickets:

Ticket price:                     Adults R100

Pensioners R80

Children R20

World Bank Seminar

On Friday the 29th of September 2017, The Executive Director of the World Bank Group representing Angola, Nigeria and South Africa, Ms Bongi Kunene invited the South African companies to stake a claim to the US$45 billion that the group has set aside for projects in Africa. This took place at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton.

Kunene was speaking at seminar on Doing Business with The World Bank Group that was co-hosted with the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) through its Trade Invest Africa Division in Sandton today. The purpose of the seminar was to provide a platform for the Group to share information on how it works with the private sector in partnership with governments, as well as its

“This seminar provides a perfect opportunity for us to share with the private sector opportunities that are available in the World Bank Group. We have raised US$72 billion for the low-income countries of the world and as a board we have decided that US$45 billion of that money will be spent in Africa. The clients are African governments but as you know, most of government work is executed by contractors. Today is the opportunity for the World Bank to explain to all of you South African businesses how to make it as a contractor,” said Ms Kunene.

She added that the money will be used in various sectors of infrastructure. These include economic infrastructure such as roads, water and energy.

“But we will go beyond economic infrastructure and also touch on social infrastructure including hospitals. We will also help government to procure goods and services such as books, computers and medical equipment. So this provides a vast opportunity for any company that qualifies to be able to participate in the projects, she said

The Acting Chief Executive Office of Trade Invest Africa (TIA), Ms Lerato Mataboge said the seminar was in line with TIA’s mandate of assisting South African businesses access investment and trade opportunities in various parts of the African Continent.

 

“It was essential for us to partner with the World Bank Group for this seminar so that companies would get directly from the Bank’s officials the projects that are available and what the requirements and processes that they need to follow are.  We are hoping that most of the

Staff Reporter

On Friday the 29th of September 2017, The Executive Director of the World Bank Group representing Angola, Nigeria and South Africa, Ms Bongi Kunene invited the South African companies to stake a claim to the US$45 billion that the group has set aside for projects in Africa. This took place at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton.

Kunene was speaking at seminar on Doing Business with The World Bank Group that was co-hosted with the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) through its Trade Invest Africa Division in Sandton today. The purpose of the seminar was to provide a platform for the Group to share information on how it works with the private sector in partnership with governments, as well as its

“This seminar provides a perfect opportunity for us to share with the private sector opportunities that are available in the World Bank Group. We have raised US$72 billion for the low-income countries of the world and as a board we have decided that US$45 billion of that money will be spent in Africa. The clients are African governments but as you know, most of government work is executed by contractors. Today is the opportunity for the World Bank to explain to all of you South African businesses how to make it as a contractor,” said Ms Kunene.

She added that the money will be used in various sectors of infrastructure. These include economic infrastructure such as roads, water and energy.

 

“But we will go beyond economic infrastructure and also touch on social infrastructure including hospitals. We will also help government to procure goods and services such as books, computers and medical equipment. So this provides a vast opportunity for any company that qualifies to be able to participate in the projects, she said

The Acting Chief Executive Office of Trade Invest Africa (TIA), Ms Lerato Mataboge said the seminar was in line with TIA’s mandate of assisting South African businesses access investment and trade opportunities in various parts of the African Continent.

 

“It was essential for us to partner with the World Bank Group for this seminar so that companies would get directly from the Bank’s officials the projects that are available and what the requirements and processes that they need to follow are.  We are hoping that most of the

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