IIE Varsity College Sports Awards

Winnerss at the IIE Varsity College Sports Award Evening

In celebration of a successful sporting year, The IIE Varsity College Cape Town Campus hosted the annual Sports Award Dinner at the Western Province Cricket Stadium. “Always strive for your dreams and never doubt yourself” says second year Bachelors of Commerce student, Jason Van’t Slot, who was the first person in South Africa to finish the Cape Epic Cycling tour with Cystic Fibrosis. He provided some inspirational and positive drive to the team to continue to push the boundaries on their way to success.

Varsity College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (IIE) (Pty) Ltd, which is registered with the Department of Education and Training as a private further and higher education and training institution under the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (reg. no. 2009/FE07/003, prov. to 31/12/2014) and the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2007/HE07/002A). The IIE is a wholly owned subsidiary of ADvTECH (PTY) limited. Read more IIE Varsity College Sports Awards

Best Hotels in Cape Town

One&Only Hotel Cape Town

We all know that Cape Town is a colourful and beautiful city that simultaneously offers views of the mountain and ocean. The following hotels are all five-star rated and worth the arm and leg you’ll end up paying for a one-night stay. Or, if you’re just curious about what the best hotels are in the Mother City and what they offer (other than bedding sets you wish you could take home), here’s what you need to know.

One&Only

Probably the first hotel on anyone’s lips when associating “five-star”, “hotel” and “Cape Town”, is the One&Only hotel by the V&A Waterfront.

Hiding away on an island-like layout is this beautiful hotel with surrounding views of Table Mountain and the waterfront. Find their private spa island for a tranquil getaway among gardens and waterways, separate from the rest of the hotel. Or, you could visit one of the dining areas owned by celebrity chefs. Read more Best Hotels in Cape Town

OLX Challenges Western Cape Companies to Volunteer for the World Habitat Day Team Build Week in Mfuleni Township

World Habitat Day takes place each year on the first Monday of October. This year, John Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International made a call for all Habitat for Humanity partners to “lift [their] voice, [their] hands and [their] prayers and help raise awareness for the great need for safe, affordable shelter”. OLX has partnered with Habitat for Humanity, acting on a shared vision to make the world a better place by building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. This partnership is particularly apt this year, as Habitat for Humanity SA celebrates its milestone 21st birthday.

Habitat for Humanity SA believes that everyone deserves a decent place to live. Adequate shelter is a critical foundation for the creation of improved opportunities, health and education in the country. With that in mind, Habitat for Humanity partners with communities, government, donors and the private sector to construct and improve shelter for South Africa’s low-income families through Volunteer Build Events. Read more OLX Challenges Western Cape Companies to Volunteer for the World Habitat Day Team Build Week in Mfuleni Township

Mango Groove to headline Jagermeister Up the Creek 2018

25 – 28 January 2018
Venue: Breede River, Swellendam.

Since the summer of 1990 Up The Creek festival has been hosted at Up The Creek River Camp, set between a dirt road and the welcoming waters of the Breede River. With various stages, including the unique Savanna River Stage at the water`s edge, you are guaranteed to be entertained throughout the weekend. Although Rock `n Roll is the original stamp of choice, there are also different types of music mixed into the line-up including pop, some indie folk, a couple of DJ acts and the odd violin solo on top of a kombi!

For 2018 we have yet again put much thought into the line-up. Creekers, we are super proud to announce that the headlining act for Jägermeister presents Up the Creek 2018 is the magnificent Mango Groove. Rated by many as the best live act in South Africa, we are delighted to bring the flair of this legendary group to our annual river party. Read more Mango Groove to headline Jagermeister Up the Creek 2018

Cape Town Film Market Expo Is Open & Free To Attend

The Cape Town International Film Market & Festival, taking place from October now and until the 21st 2017 at the V & A Waterfront includes a business to business focused EXPO taking place from October 18th – 21st with FREE ADMISSION, at the Cruise Terminal at the V & A Waterfront.

A unique business focused event, The Cape Town Film Market Expo will see approximately 2 dozen stands featuring local and international industry support services.

Exhibitors include TeeVee, Rewild, The Film & Publication Board, The Beijing International Film Academy, , Photo Hire, Value Truck Rental, Spartan Truck Hire, China Radio International, Diversity Culture Time, Timeslice, The Writers Guild, The Namibia Film Commission, and The City of Cape Town amongst others. Read more Cape Town Film Market Expo Is Open & Free To Attend

Extreme Openwater and Ice Swimmer Ryan Stramrood takes up the Torpedo challenge

Entries are still open for the second Torpedo SwimRun, which takes place on 19 November in Cape Town. Extreme open water and ice swimmer Ryan Stramrood has entered the race with fellow extreme swimmer Mark de Klerk as his teammate. Ryan has never worn a wetsuit for open water swimming before, and he does not own a pair of running shoes, but has decided to step far out of his comfort zone to take up the challenge.

The Torpedo SwimRun is a two-person team race where teams swim and run together from start to finish across Cape Town’s most iconic beaches and bays, with Llandudno, Oudekraal, Camps Bay and Clifton forming part of the 16km route. Read more Extreme Openwater and Ice Swimmer Ryan Stramrood takes up the Torpedo challenge