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Searching for the best talent in PMB NQOBILE MTOLO

Auditions have already taken place in the Vulindlela and Edendale areas and the Truro Hall auditions will be the last leg be­ fore all the finalists battle it out on 27 Sep­ tember at the Market Freedom Square. Five winners will be chosen from five cate­ gories– kwaito,hiphoporrap,poetry,Ind­ lamu (Zulu dance) and dance. Project leader for the competition, Lungelo Sithole, said that ballroom and latin dance have been excluded from the

>>nqobile@pmbfever.co.za IF you think that you have what it takes to be a star, then make sure that you get to the Msunduzi Rising Stars Talent Search auditions which will be held on 21 Septem­ ber at the Truro hall in Northdale. The Msunduzi Municipality is currently scouting Pietermaritzburg for the best tal­ ent for the competition.

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competition and said that in future, they may have to consider a broader spectrum of dance categories. “This is our way of reaching out to the youth and empowering them to do posi­ tive things in society. This is how we are cel­ ebrating Heritage day, by bringing out the talent that exists within the city. The main event on 27 September will coincide with the municipality’s 175th anniversary carni­ val. So far the experience has been great

PECANWOOD OKTOBERFEST

Back with a bang >> This year, there are over 45 different types of beer to taste

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across the country. Pietermaritz­ burg’s very own Kelly Jo Day is Miss March. The calendars will be up and displayed on the Oktoberfest web­ site and the calendar girls will be hosting this year’s festival. This year, there are over 45 dif­ ferent types of beer to taste, as well asafullrangeofDistell’sbrandsand beverages. Attended by over 5000 people last year, Pecanwood Oktoberfest is now the biggest beer festival in the province and organizers have their sightssetonbeingbiggestOktober­ fest outside of Germany. Gates open at 10am on Satur­

IGGERandbetterthanbefore, the Pecanwood Oktoberfest boastsanarrayofactivitiesto keep the crowd entertained the en­ tire festival, including live musical entertainment and gaming activi­ ties. This year, the festival will host the beer pong championships. where the winning beer pong team will win a trip to Germany to the original Oktoberfest in Munich, sponsored by Student Flights and First Festival. MRJ events will be re­ leasing the third issue of the Pecan­ wood Oktoberfest calendar, which features 12 beautiful girls from

day, 5 October and close at midday on Sunday, 6 October. All tickets in­ clude free camping in an effort to discourage drinking and driving. Pre–booked tickets are available at Computicket at R120, online or at any Checkers or Hyper Market stalls. Tickets are available at the gate at an increased price. For more infor­ mation, visit the web­ site at www.oktober­ festkzn.co.za or phone 074 821 1144.

as we have had a huge turnout from the public. We have been excited to also see ward councillors giving messages of sup­ porttotheyouth.WehavetheKZNDepart­ ment of Arts and Culture, uMgungundlovu municipality and the Msunduzi Pietermar­ itzburg Tourism Association (MPTA) on board,” said Sithole. Sithole said that the event on 27 Sep­ tember will see the likes of rapper, actor and SABC 1 presenter Zulu Boy, Pietermar­

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itzburg’s dance stars Spar10z and Gagasi FM DJ Collen Zondo making a special ap­ pearance. For any more information on the audi­ tions, please contact Sithole at 033 392 3085 or email lungelo.sithole@msundu­ zi.gov.za.

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Maritzburg Fever will be giving away ten tickets to this year’s Oktoberfest! To enter, simply visit our website www.pmbfever.co.za and enter under the competitions tab. Entries close on Sunday, 29 September 2013. Winners will be contacted via email. Kelly Jo Day of Pietermaritzburg is Pecanwood Oktoberfest 2014 Miss March, and will be one of the hosts at the event next month. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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