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Leah is nou in die nuwe KykNET reeks “Sterlopers” te sien!

Sterlopers ontbloot die opwindende versmelting van die twee sye van die Suid-Afrikaanse vermaaklikheidsbedryf - die swierige hoofwegte en die donker stegies - op die pad na roem. Die storielyn onthul die temas van ontnugtering, verraad, hartstog en skandaal wat gepaard gaan met die wipplank-rit van die strewe na sukses. Hierdie reeks verken die ambisies, komplekse verhoudings en soeke na identiteit waarvoor elk van die dinamiese karakters in hul afsonderlike segmente van die bedryf te staan kom. Sterlopers word geklassifiseer as ‘n jeugdrama. Nie net laat die aard van hierdie genre toe vir die bekendstelling van nuwe, jong talent nie, maar dit gee ook vir meer bekende kunstenaars die geleentheid om hul talent op ‘n splinternuwe platform ten toon te stel. Sterlopers is boeiend, oorspronklik en vir grootsheid bestem!

Leah vertolk die rol van Nina.

"My karakter is baie soos wat ek as mens is. Dit maak dit eintlik soms moeiliker om dan die karakter te speel! Sy is ook in die toneel- en dansindustrie en wil dit maak as 'n kunstenaar. Sy gee baie om vir haar vriende en probeer altyd help waar sy kan, partykeer ook tot haar spyt. Sy is soms 'n regte blondine, maar sy is wel intelligent en ambiseus! In hierdie reeks gaan Nina deur 'n rits emosies en deel dit met die kykers.” sê Leah.

Leah se eerste album “Wonderwerk” is nou beskikbaar. Haar treffers “Met jou klere aan” en “Meer as niks” het alreeds die Nommer 1 posisie op van die land se grootste radiostasies bereik. 

Sy is nou in Namibie vir 'n landswye toer saam met die sanger JAY.

Kyk Sterlopers, Woensdag aande 21h00 op KykNet (DSTV Kanaal 144).

Om op hoogte te hou van Leah en waarmee sy besig is, volg haar gerus op Twitter @LeahMusiekSA

Vir meer inligting, skakel gerus: 

Jenny Griesel 

 

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Bridge of Hope an extravaganza of French flair & fun for ladies!

The Bridge of Hope corporate fundraising event is well known as one of Pretoria’s most prestigious ladies events every year. Now in its eighth year, the Bridge of Hope continues to go from strength to strength, with the organisers adding more glamour every year, whilst raising funds for needy charities.

"French Flair" is the 2016 theme, and will be enjoyed by the ladies as they experience the beautiful décor, a Champs-Elysée themed market and champagne to match! The legendary Theuns Jordaan will be performing live, while Robbie Kruse is the MC for the day. Celebrities including Paul Rothmann are set to attend the event, that is taking place on Saturday 12 March at Union Caterers,just off Lynwood Road, in Pretoria East. There will also be an American auction, games and plenty of festivities throughout the day.
The Hanna Charity and Empowerment Foundation, run by the esteemed Hanna Grobler is one of the charity beneficiaries of this year’s event. This Foundation works to uplift people living in poverty with various community initiatives including soup kitchens, clothing banks, support groups, skills development and job creation programmes. What a great feeling for people to know that not only will they enjoy a festive day out, but by doing so, they’re helping to give hope and restoring dignity amongst the poorest of the poor.
There are great opportunities for corporates to get involved with tables and sponsorship packages available. Major corporates like Blue Label Telecom, Cellfind and XON have already secured their tables, with many others in line. Treat your staff or clients to a magical day out that will having them saying “Merci beaucoup” to you for many years to come!

For more information, bookings & sponsor opportunities, kindly contact: 

Contact Ilse v Buynder 

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Hanna Charity treats ladies on Valentines week-end

On Saturday 13 February 2016, Hanna Charity will be hosting a Ladies Breakfast with the renowned Sexologist Dr Elna Grobler as the guest speaker and the charming Suzzi Swanepoel providing live entertainment at the popular Woes Lekker venue in Pretoria. There will also be luxurious raffle prizes, and a delicious breakfast.

The Hanna Charity and Empowerment Foundation prides itself in the work it does reaching out to the poorest of the poor, uplifting entire communities through their various projects. This organisation, founded by the formidable Hanna Grobler, has been changing lives since 2008, and excels with outreaches that include soup kitchens, children’s creches, community support groups, clothing hand outs, community libraries, family counselling and job creation initiatives. It also provides a place of safety to several children under its foster care.

Their success does not end there. As much as they are known for their multiple successful community interventions, they are equally known for their fantastic fundraising events, that sell out fast and feature on the social pages in the media. The Valentines Breakfast promises to meet those expectations and more. For only R 200 per person, ladies will enjoy an uplifting and inspiring morning, be spoiled, and leave knowing that they have made a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. 

To book your place at this event that promises to be nothing short of spectacular, please SMS your name Andrea 083 453 0478. Places are limited.  

Follow the Hanna Charity on Facebook – "Hanna Charity and Empowerment Foundation”

For more info:

Jenny Griesel 

 

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Indigo Reign launches new single on iTunes

Freshly back from their Eastern Cape Tour where they played at several sold-out shows, Indigo Reign have launched their latest single “Could You Be” on iTunes. 

"Could you be" is a song about love, loss, and hope and the possibility of finding someone who can make you feel the way you used to feel in the past when you were in love with someone special who has left.

"Wherever we’ve been this past month, fans have loved the song.  We thrilled that it is now available to purchase on iTunes” said Indigo Reign, the band’s lead singer. "Watch this space, we’re looking forward to launching the next one soon!" he added.

Indigo draws inspiration from artists like Thin Lizzy, Black Stone Cherry, AC/DC, Airbourne, Lenny Kravitz, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Al Dimeola and David Bowie. Indigo says: “When people listen to my music, I’d like them to feel that they are not alone. My music is reflective, introspective, and deals with issues like depression, dark times in your life, turning them into positive things – hope is a big thing in my music. My music is also about love, and about the fact that love is real, not just an imaginary thing.”

Indigo Reign will be starting 2016 with a bang. They are currently preparing to shoot the music video for this song. 

For updates & information on latest songs and performances, follow Indigo Reign on Instagram: Indigoreignofficial or Like the Facebook page : Indigo Reign. 

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Jenny Griesel 

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FROM THE FRONT LINES

Bonné de Bod

Just before the last full moon of 2015, I was out in the early evening walking down a dry river bed in a densely populated rhino area with three field rangers and a dog.  Armed to the teeth, the K-9 unit walked quietly either side of me.  Sure I felt safe, but I was nervous.  This is one of the largest wilderness areas in the world where gangs of poachers are present every hour of the day, every day of the week, every week of the year.  I’ve been doing this for some time now… and there is no other way to look at this “rhino poaching crisis” than as a war.  

During the course of 2015 I’ve found myself in these same situations with men and women carrying rifles and pistols in conflict zones all over South Africa. I have watched vets do trauma surgery on many, many victims. I’ve patrolled farm fence lines with private citizens by moonlight… waiting for the inevitable breach to happen. Once these suspected poachers are arrested and in the system, I’ve also watched our state prosecutors duel well-funded defence attorneys in long-drawn out bail hearings and court postponements. Thousands of miles across the ocean I’ve even met with rhino horn users in their living rooms and gone underground in the back streets of Asia’s cities to see the end product that funds so much misery and terror. Sounds and very definitely feels like a war to me. 

When I think back to the Iraqi war a decade ago, it was a groundbreaking era in media gathering as news coverage took on a new form and was given the term ‘embedded journalism’. War reporters were given unprecedented access to the battle frontline because information gathering has changed. We now live in a world driven by desire for never ending information.  So the dispatches from World War II and filmed newsreels shown several weeks or even 24-hours later just aren’t relevant in an age of live television fuelled by social media run by “citizen journalists” - those with front row seats to the latest news events, armed with internet connected camera phones. 

In making stories for 50|50 as well as filming my upcoming documentary ‘STROOP’, I’m embedded in our rhino war, becoming witness not only to awful atrocities but also to those people who are fighting it.  Each of these war duties is important, but it is critical that they all come together. It always amazes me that these simple, gentle creatures are caught in such a web of complication. The world of rhino poaching is so multilayered, so complex and despite all my time in it, as a filmmaker it’s a struggle figuring out how to unravel all of this for the South African public.

2016 has to be the year complication stops and we work simply and more effectively for our rhinos.  This is a year of major landmark court cases which I hope will close with appropriate sentences.  This is also the year in which nations from all over the world will meet here in September to discuss our rhinos.  

Under the United Nations, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, more commonly known as CITES is meeting for the 17th time so it will be known as COP17. Typical of intergovernmental labels, most of us get caught up in only a few of the words… in this case “Endangered Species” and we don’t focus on the one in the middle, “Trade”.  This agreement is a trading agreement between nations of the world, determining which parts from wild animals and plants can or cannot be traded.  In 2008, just under a million trade deals were done…. so it’s a big revenue maker for governments around the world.  

Many who own rhinos or are custodians of our rhinos want to trade in rhino horn feeling that a sustainable commodity will save our rhinos. 

And many who own rhinos or are custodians of our rhinos feel that trade will increase poaching so much so, that it will cause their extinction in the wild.  So it’s a contentious issue and it is presumed that trade in rhino horn will be hotly debated in Johannesburg later this year.  

Our Department of Environmental Affairs has been preparing for the COP by compiling a 22-person team to look at the possibility of trade and they have been meeting behind closed doors for most of 2015.  Their report was expected months ago and rumour has it that they are still arguing about the best way forward.  Expect lots of debate when the report is finally released.  

While the court cases and CITES event are set in stone for this year, other issues are as predictable as ever.  Rhinos will continue to be poached.  Demand in Asia is growing, I’ve seen it. Orphanages will continue to have little ones coming in. State prosecutors won’t stop in their tireless representation of the law.  Private rhino owners will have to make the tough decision on whether to auction off their increasingly expensive commodities or pay more for security. Wildlife organisations will continue to struggle to raise funding due to rhino fatigue. Vets will still get the dawn calls to race out to survivors, and our rangers all across our land will lace up their boots and walk out again into the unknown, today, tomorrow and each day into 2016.

But we must not despair, the war is continuing yes, but now more than ever, we have the ability to change the course of events.  We really do.  The power of social media has shown us that.  Every time a South African retweets, shares or likes a post they add their voice to the war.  

I cannot emphasise enough how important the weight of normal ordinary citizens are to a media issue.  With constant engagement on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, I feel the power of my responsibility on the front lines.  2015 was the year of #FeesMustFall and #Cecil.  

Those two social media issues changed laws and scared politicians into giving in to the demands of citizens.  So who knows what powerful events 2016 may hold for our rhinos.  

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Bonné de Bod is an award winning wildlife television presenter and filmmaker who is passionate about all things rhino.  She is currently filming a documentary with award winning filmmaker Susan Scott on the rhino poaching crisis called ‘STROOP’.  Due for release in 2016, the groundbreaking film is expected to unravel the complex intricacies of the rhino issue to audiences in South Africa and around the world.  

For more information, kindly contact: 

Jenny Griesel 

Greenhouse PR – SA’s First Green PR Company 

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