July Unrests 2021 – SASRIA

July Unrests 2021 – SASRIA

Article  by Zuan Artico – Dlamini Quality Foods T/A Soweto Old Potch Supermarket) 

” Hi Cedric, Richard, Themba, Chris & Yolette, 

I would like to thank SASRIA and Mendle Consulting in the help during the July riots. We have been settled for 99% of our claims.

As hard as it was for us to see 20 years work and livelihood disappear in front of our eyes, I also appreciate that the cost and damage was more than the George Floyd riots and you were all also under immense pressure.

For that Supa Store and all of its 300 odd staff will be eternally grateful we could rebuild with the money that was paid out, even if it was with a lot of fighting in-between. 

I write this with a heavy heart as my partner Gerald had a massive stroke 3 days before our opening day. He didn’t get to see all our hard work in rebuilding come to fruition. The stress of trying to rebuild was too much for him. He is still in rehab now and I just hope he can recover enough to come back to work one day.

I have attached pics of after looting and also pics of us up and running again so you can see the results of your hard work and effort. “

From
Zuan Artico
Dlamini Quality Foods T/A Soweto Old Potch Supermarket

Basketball South Africa to host Road to the BAL Elite 16 Qualifying Tournament (Division East)

Basketball South Africa to host Road to the BAL Elite 16 Qualifying Tournament (Division East)

Media release – 07 December 2021

Basketball South Africa to host Road to the BAL Elite 16 Qualifying Tournament (Division East)

Basketball South Africa (BasketballSA) in association with Brand South Africa, will host the Road to the Basketball Africa League (BAL) Elite 16 Qualifying Tournament (Division East) at Wembley Basketball Stadium in Turfontein, Johannesburg from 7-11 December 2021. Due to the increasing COVID-19 positive cases and associated variants, the event will be held without spectators, with all the games livestreamed on the FIBA YouTube Channel – The Basketball Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtInrnU3QbWqFGsdKT1GZtg

The schedule for the Road to the BAL Elite 16 Tournament is as follows:

Date 

Time

Game

2021/12/07

15h30

Ferroviario da Beira (Mozambique)

vs.

Cobra Sport (South Sudan)

 

19h00

New Star (Burundi)

vs.

Cape Town Tigers (South Africa)

2021/12/08

15h30

Cobra Sport (South Sudan)

vs.

Ulinzi Warriors (Kenya)

 

19h00

Matero Magic (Zambia)

vs.

New Star (Burundi)

2021/12/09

15h30

Ferroviario da Beira (Mozambique)

vs.

Ulinzi Warriors (Kenya)

 

19h00

Cape Town Tigers (South Africa)

vs.

Matero Magic (Zambia)

SEMI-FINALS

2021/12/10

15h30

1. H1

vs.

2. H2

 

19h00

1. H2

vs.

2. H1

FINALS

2021/12/11

15h30

Loser 7

vs.

Loser 8

 

19h00

Winner 7

vs.

Winner 8

The Cape Town Tigers, representing South Africa, remained unbeaten in the first round of the qualifiers held in UJ Soweto Campus in October 2021. The Tigers will have a chance to clinch one of the three spots of the East Division to participate in the prestigious Basketball Africa League (BAL) next year.

The president of BasketballSA, Mr Sanele Mthiyane, believes that South Africa has the talent to compete with the best on the continent and hosting this tournament at home should give SA the home court advantage to advance to the main tournament. Just by getting to this stage, the Cape Town Tigers have already inspired players in SA to want to play on the biggest stage in Africa. “Basketball needed the catalyst to grow the sport and BAL and the Tigers provided exactly that” says Mr Mthiyane. He says, now the focus is to grow formalized clubs, create competitions and promote good governance at all levels of the structures led by the national federation itself.

Jimmy Ranamane, Acting Head of Global Markets at Brand South Africa says that there is an alignment between Basketball SA and Brand South Africa’s core mandate. “Our objective is to market South Africa to both domestic and international audiences, positioning South Africa as a competitive investment destination, and inspiring and instilling active citizenship amongst South Africans. Sports provides us with an opportunity to drive social cohesion, appreciating that as African, we have the responsibility to develop the continent in a holistic manner. We are looking forward to strengthening South Africa’s proposition as a host of key international events,” he said.

When asked about their preparedness for the Cape Town Tigers for this upcoming tournament, Tigers’ co-owner Mr Raphael Edwards said “I believe the team is fully prepared for the BAL Elite 16 tournament. We are playing at a high level, our energies are synced and aligned, but most importantly, the chemistry amongst the players is amazing. Everyone is very excited and determined to go into this tournament to dominate and make South Africa proud”. The Cape Town Tigers have never lost a game since the formation of the club.

The BAL, a pan-African league and partnership between the NBA and FIBA, builds on the foundation of club competitions FIBA has organized in Africa and marks the NBA’s first collaboration to operate a league outside of North America. The league’s inaugural season, featuring 12 of the top club teams from 12 African countries, was held at the Kigali Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, from 16-30 May, 2021. On 30 May, Egypt’s Zamalek defeated Tunisia’s US Monastir 76-63 to win the inaugural BAL Championship. The Inaugural season was broadcast in 215 countries and territories in 15 languages.

For more information, please contact Cabby Magongwa at [email protected]

Issued by Basketball South Africa

-End of article-

Globally recognized & collected artist Nelson Makamo debuts his first solo US exhibition ‘BLUE,’ in Los Angeles

Globally recognized & collected artist Nelson Makamo debuts his first solo US exhibition ‘BLUE,’ in Los Angeles

DeLeón Tequila joins Nelson Makamo for the opening weekend of his exhibition with art-inspired cocktails

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, globally recognized and collected artist Nelson Makamo opens the doors to his first solo US exhibition titled ‘BLUE.’ The exhibition brings 44 of Makamo’s works stateside, making this impressive new body of work the largest collection he has ever showcased. The artwork explores the emotive range of the color – blue summons an age of recognition, transition, and development; it is overflowing with opportunities because it is undoubtedly of a feminine resolve.

DeLeón He(art) is one of the innovative art-inspired cocktails designed after “Blue’s” color palette and Makamo’s favorite flavors.

DeLeón Tequila is showing up in an unpredictable fashion to support Makamo during the opening weekend of his exhibition, which commenced on October 6 with a private dinner of curated VIP guests who received a first look at the collection. The spirited evening included a performance, coursed dinner, and DeLeón Tequila art-inspired cocktails that embodied the creative inspiration behind BLUE through the show’s color palette and Makamo’s favorite flavors.

“DeLeón Tequila recognizes and supports the artistry and craftsmanship of cultural architects like Nelson,” says Ingrid Best, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Marketing, Spirits, Combs Enterprises. “When I heard about his US exhibition, I knew we had to support this history-making moment in a real way. DeLeón is honored to join Nelson as he continues to capture the world with his talent. And we look forward to celebrating other artists, like Nelson, who break boundaries with their art.”

DeLeón Tequila will serve art-inspired cocktails during the opening weekend of Nelson’s exhibition [October 7 – 10]:

DeLeón Blanco Paloma Azul
DeLeón Reposado Gotta Have He(art)
DeLeón Añejo Pop Art
‘BLUE’ will be in residency through November 20 at 1242 Palmetto Street in Los Angeles, California. Please email [email protected] to make an appointment.

Link to event and cocktail images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n3uex5kxqwpsxrg/AABqyNe5cfCZvTyAg8kTJHHpa?dl=0

NELSON MAKAMO| b. 1982 Modimolle, Limpopo
Johannesburg based Artist Nelson Makamo is best known for his charcoal and oil paintings that redresses decades of images that have portrayed African children in destitute. Makamo’s career spans sixteen years. Based in Johannesburg, he has managed to solidify an iconic signature and a subject matter that has steadily placed him on a global stage, making him one of the worlds young and most sought-after visual artists of our times. Makamo has exhibited in South Africa, USA, France, Italy, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, and Finland. His work is featured in prestigious public and private collections. Nelson Makamo’s artwork speaks to changing the global mindset of what it means to be an African child. His portraits have strong emotions that every young African possess, from conviction, to prowess and determination, you cannot help but resonate with every piece. Makamo’s famous portraiture can capture these strong emotions which draw you inward. His mix media style, and a unique mark-making technique that breaks the scholarly rules is a very distinct signature.

DELEÓN TEQUILA
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DeLeón Tequila was initially created in the Guanajuato region, home to the town of Leon and the town of Purisima del Rincon. The DeLeón Tequila brand launched in 2009 to an elite following in Hollywood and the U.S. music industry. Purchased in 2014 by a joint venture between business mogul and international icon Sea n”Diddy” Combs and Diageo North America, Inc., part of DIAGEO – the world’s largest spirits and beer company, DeLeón Tequila defies conventions to establish a new standard of luxury in tequila. Perfected through a blend of traditional and innovative tequila-making processes DELEÓN® Tequila curates exquisite smoothness and abundant character.

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COMBS SPIRITS
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African Luxury Heritage Awards 2020 & 2021

African Luxury Heritage Awards 2020 & 2021

On 1st October 2021 during Paris Fashion Week, LUXURY CONNECT AFRICA held its annual African Luxury Heritage Awards, which recognises the outstanding contribution of African luxury brands and designers to the creative and business spheres of the African luxury economy. The event was a dual awards ceremony for 2020 and 2021 due to the covid pandemic and was held in collaboration with the South African Embassy in France at the residence of the Ambassador of South
Africa to France and Monaco. The Award for “African Luxury Heritage Brand of the Year 2020” was given to the haute couture designer Imane Ayissi, whose expert crafting of African traditional textiles into haute couture creations led him to become the first designer of Sub-Saharan African origin to be invited to the prestigious French haute couture body, the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 2019.

The Award for “African Luxury Heritage Brand of the Year 2021” was given to the women’s and men’s ready-to-wear designer Laduma Ngxokolo who created the brand Maxhosa in 2011 to celebrate the centuries-old creative and cultural heritage of his Xhosa origin. Maxhosa has since attained global renown including seasonal presentations at New York Fashion Week. The two awards were presented during an intimate luncheon by His Excellency, Tebogo Seokolo, the South African Ambassador to France and Monaco, with the participation of Uche Pézard, Founder & Chief Curator of LUXURY CONNECT AFRICA, and in the presence of notable media and fashion personalities, including fashion legend Suzy Menkes, star stylist Jenke Ahmed Tailly and designer Thebe Magugu.

In his keynote speech, His Excellency, Tebogo Seokolo stated that “Fashion has always been an important part of the human cultural experience since antiquity. In Africa in particular, it’s a medium of artistic expression and cultural identity. It is through African fashion that Africa’s rich regal culture has been represented over the ages, demonstrating both African heritage and luxury. The recipients of today’s award have not only demonstrated excellence in their craft but are the embodiment of luxury heritage in fashion. For that, we honour them. By producing their own African luxury brands that compete on the world stage, they’re also contributing to the wider continental agenda of repositioning Africa in the world, a priority that is central to my country’s foreign policy.”

In her introductory speech, Uche Pezard remarked that “Africa’s rich creative and cultural heritage, which has excelled through skilled craftsmanship for centuries is today being propelled on the world stage by the extraordinary designers and creators who we are proud to know and recognize through this award. The excellence of their craft is transforming Africa’s present and will safeguard Africa’s future. We’re very proud of them and continue to be inspired by them.” In his thank you remarks, Imane Ayissi stated “I’ll like to thank everyone who has brought some spotlight and support to my career in fashion. The road has been quite long, and we continue to strive to bring another facet of Africa’s know-how to the attention of the world. In the process, we celebrate African fashion and Africa’s beautiful stories because our continent is full of energy and talent and it’s our duty to elevate this for the world to appreciate.”

In his thank you speech, Laduma Ngxokolo stated “Thank you to you all for recognizing our work through this platform. May African luxury grow from strength to strength, not just through the glamorous side of fashion but especially through economical development within our continent. May we grow our export
industry and make Africa a great continent again as it should be.” The African Luxury Heritage Awards was launched in 2018 and is given annually to the African luxury
heritage brand that has shown the most consistency in projecting its African heritage; the highest level of excellence in its creativity and craftsmanship; the most innovative output in its products and services; and the richest representation of diversity and sustainability in its brand DNA. African Luxury Heritage Awards
is proudly supported by the Embassy of South Africa in France in its mission to promote South Africa and
Africa’s fashion excellence in the fashion industry.

Celebrate South Africa

Celebrate South Africa

Every year on 24 September, South Africans everywhere, pause to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions as one people.

Historically, the day was known as Shaka Day, in commemoration of the presumed date of the death of Shaka, the Zulu king. Building on the legacy of Shaka’s feat in uniting the Zulu clans into a cohesive nation, in 1996 the newly democratic South African Parliament and the ANC reached renamed the day Heritage day as a day to celebrate the unity of the diverse people of South Africa. It is the day to celebrate the contribution of all South Africans to the building of South Africa.

This Heritage Month, Brand South Africa features a selection of national cultural and heritage icons who are embodiment and global ambassadors of to South African culture and heritage in Fashion, Art, Music and Entertainment (FAME) to inspire other South Africans everywhere to celebrate our heritage and culture.