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We were amazed to comprehend that Cape Town lacks a popular community magazine, free to the pretty people, updating them on all the local endeavours undertaken by Table Mountain subordinates. For those of us who grew up in the region we remain relentlessly reminded that we reside in an unbelievably beautiful and eventful location of the country, which brings fellow compatriots from differing area codes down to the Isthmus which is Cape Town. Internationals are also fundamentally taken with our swag Peninsula, meaning an inquisitive spotlight is focused right upon us on a global level.

So with this constant influx of curious beings to the Cape of Good Hope, a need for information is still a requisite and that’s we’re all about, giving you the information by bringing people together and collaborating wherever possible. We go into this adventure a diminutive team, ambitious but also aware we possess an entire city exploding with creative minds, ever willing to send in any rosy creations in order to promote their talents or just communicate through fascinating visuals. So in essence Urban Edge Magazine is

not the bleatings of a couple of individuals (although we are required to coordinate and edit respectively), but rather a representative of an amazing metropolis which offers a far more extensive content source than a fair few. This issue we are focusing on the spectacle of Halloween where the festival originates from, the scary past of Cape Town, and great Horror movies you need to check out. We also profile new creatives - upcoming talents and initiatives. Basically, there’s something for everyone in this issue! Still a young publication, we have already grown so much - and much of this growth is because of our wonderful supporters, collaborators, and YOU (our awesome readers)! By the next issue, we hope to have grown in circulation number and distribution, and none of it would have been possible without this support! As with any debutant outfit we have goals we’d like to fulfill, but none remain more important than that of captivation and escapism among Edge readers. Your needs top the check list and it’ll proceed that way for, hopefully, an era to come. So there you have it. Every three weeks, piercing your retinas.

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Halloween: The Origins Department of Gilles Sing’it lyrics Competition New Hair Trend World Design Capital Bid 2014 Cape Town Ghost Stories Uncompromising Artist: Riaan Van Zyl Label Focus: Lazuli New Label: Indie-Anna & Jones Interview: Craig Port Interview: Kim Govaars Attitudes and Agents Dangers of the Deep I Know How You Scream Last Scary Movie GIVEAWAY: Tickets A Festival For People with ADHD Peachy Keen Manniphotography Matt Keeson’s: ‘The Creative’ Unforgettable Scary Movies of All Time Film Review SA HORRORFEST Film Festival Why Print is Mint MK Music Video Project GIVEAWAY: iScreamStix Tickets The Technical Orgy that is Deadmau5 Dead Alphabet New Release: Cicatrixx ft. Chad Saaiman Interview: Band of Skulls GIG Guides Knysna Producing Awesome Vibes Where Next For SA Rugby Messi The Difference-Maker Extreme Sports of The Cape Young Supreme Halloween Treats Cocktail Review Cafe Review Crossword, Sudoku, Trivial Pursuit True Nature Initiative Give Responsibly Campaign Wola Nani Global Handwashing Campaign

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HALLOWEEN: THE ORIGINS

BY KELLY THUYNSMA

October 31 is a date celebrated by many all over the world, a traditional celebration known as Halloween. Last year, I attended a kiddie’s party which was Halloween themed. Everyone was dressed as either witches or wizards. There were toy skeletons hanging from the roof, “witch pots and brooms”, sweets in the form of brains, toy rats and spiders on the floor and the very popular pumpkin lanterns. Everybody seemed to be enjoying the extent of the theme, but where exactly does this scary celebration come from? Is it just a made up, fun holiday or is there an actual history behind the “deadly festival”? The history of Halloween, like any other festivals’ is inspired through traditions that have emerged through the ages from one generation to another. As times change, the originality of these traditions becomes altered with new additions. This holiday is also one of the oldest holidays still celebrated today (second to Christmas). The origin of Halloween arises from the Celtic clan and their rituals of honouring the dead. This day was celebrated on the last day of the Celtic calendar, by pagans, to honour the dead. Halloween dates back to over 2000 years and was ultimately known as All Hallows Eve. Known as the evening before All Saints Day, All Hallows Eve was created by Christians in their attempt to convert pagans and is celebrated on November 1st. Halloween goes back even

further, to a Celtic culture in Ireland, Northern Europe and Britain, known as the Druids. The roots of this interesting holiday lay in the centre of Samhain (a day for honouring the dead), which was annually held on October 31. The day of Samhain signifies the end of summer or more popularly known as “summer’s end”. The festival was popular amongst the Celts where big sacred bonfires were made as a symbolism for ending the Celtic year and the start of a new one. Costumes and treats were also a big part of celebrating the day of Samhain. As for where the trick-or-treating tradition evolved from, the Celts believed that the souls of the dead roamed the streets and villages at night. Because all spirits were believed to be evil or troubled, treats were usually left outside for them. The treats could be seen as a form of “tranquilizer” as it seemed to calm the evil souls and put them in much better spirits. Ultimately, Halloween was derived from Christianity and the day of Samhein. When Christianity spread throughout the world, pagan holidays were either Christianized or forgotten. The day for honouring the dead was one of the pagan holidays that remained. Throughout the years, Samhein’s traditions were altered. Costumes, gifts and bobbing for apples was preserved and incorporated into Halloween. Many centuries later these traditions remain a popular choice for celebration on the ever popular and celebratory holiday.


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DEPARTMENT OF GILLES FURNITURE DESIGN & MANUFACTURE CC

One would think that a qualification in Biotechnology would drive ones interests far away from furniture and design… Not so in my case. While I was still studying for a degree in BSc. Biotechnology my interest in design was stimulated by attending architecture lectures with some friends completing that degree. I realised that though the living cell can show us the ultimate template for a design hub and manufacturing plant, I would not mind having a factory of my own. I thus completed my degree and while working further invested in my skills to become a product designer. In 2008 I switched fields completely and working as a CAD (computer aided design) designer in a CNC (computer numerical control) factory started experimenting with furniture design. During this time I joined the collaboration NOK (Nukleus of Kraft) and exhibited some pieces at the 2009 Design Indaba. Following success there I realised that this was my full time passion and thus proceeded to start my own company. It was in 2010, after coming in as a finalist in the annual WCFI (Western Cape Furniture Initiative) competition, that I consolidated my resources and founded Department of Gilles. With the help of Furntech (Furniture technology trust – a business incubation facility focussed on the furniture industry) I managed to secure a small office and shared workshop space in Paarden Eiland.

And from here, forward into the future! I readied my then current range, 18mm, for the 2011 Design Indaba where I exhibited as an emerging creative. Recognising this feat Furntech offered me the opportunity to partake in their Sweden – South Africa business collaboration. Along with a team of 5 South Africans we went to Durban to meet the Swedish team. Even during our introductory discussions partnerships were forged. Me and my Swedish co-pilot (Sami Kallio) had such similar ideas that we could almost immediately go into production. I think it is incredibly rare for two people to meet at random, from across the globe, share ideas and actually be able to work together! 6

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We managed to complete rough prototypes during the workshop and continued to work together via email over the months following the Durban meeting. Only in August we heard that sponsorship is available for the South African team to go to Sweden and manufacture the planned products there! Sami and I thus completed final prototypes of our MAPS tables. The concept is based on producing simple furniture pieces with traditional woodworking techniques coupled with pattern design. Our patterns on the table surfaces would show maps of various locations (in the prototypes it is of Cape Town and Gothenburg, our respective home towns) but to be expanded to various other locations. The client would thus be able to order a personal story, be it the founding location of a large business (think hotels) or the first kiss of newlyweds… Our job now is to ready everything for the Stockholm fair in 2012. Producing the map patterns is a massive job. They have to be converted to CAD format, edited and so drawn that we can CNC mill our surfaces with the pattern. We currently have three options available including a more affordable silkscreen print, a metal inlay of the map and a shallow relief (as can be seen on the white table). For Department of Gilles this is a wonderful opportunity to produce work for the overseas market and really set more South African furniture and design on an international level. I thus currently busy myself with this, but not to worry, that is not all. I am also working on a shelving system that is fully adjustable by making use of gravity as the only fastener! Department of Gilles also offers 2D & 3D CAD services and can assist you in converting your ideas on paper into real products. Commission work is also very welcome.


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SING’IT LYRICS COMPETITION HHP BECOMES NINTH ARTIST TO JOIN SING ‘IT artists in South Africa. He complements the rest of our artists perfectly, and we cannot wait to hear what his song will sound like.”

Sing ’it has just got bigger and cooler. Co-sponsors of the lyrics-writing competition, LitNet and Sanlam, are proud to announce that the ninth mystery artist to join the already star-studded line-up of local bands is none other than Jabulani Tsambo, better known as HHP, or Hip Hop Pantsula, or Jabba, one of South Africa’s biggest hip hop artists. HHP has turned local hip hop on its head with his goodtime grooves and grand personality. He released his new album on 15 September 2011. The singer flew into Cape Town from Durban that same week to star in the last Sing ’it advertisement. The shoot took place at Buchanan Studios in Woodstock and was directed and shot by The Suits – the same company responsible for the other three Sing ’it advertisements, which feature Bouwer Bosch, Jax Panik, iScream & the Chocolate Stix and Deon Lotz, among others. Sing ’it project manager Steyn du Toit says that with this addition of HHP the line-up is now more powerful than ever. “HHP is one of the biggest and most well-loved hip hop

Since the launch of Sing ’it, South Africa’s first lyrics-writing competition of its kind, the response from the media and public has been tremendous. With more than a month still left until the 30th October deadline for entries, the tally already sits at nearly 700 entries, 1 700 views on the ads on YouTube, 2 700 “likes” on Facebook and 130 followers on Twitter. What’s in it for aspirant songwriters? A chance to get their hands on an iPad 2, R3 000 cash, and a shot at featuring in a music video by their favourite artist. Sanlam sponsorship manager Andre Kearns, who joined the artist on the set, said HHP brings a very funky and vibey feel to the competition. “One of the main objectives of the competition is to showcase local talent, and the video shoot blew me away. The planners, the people doing the work behind the scenes, the director, and of course the ones we see on our screens: HHP is a real star, and although it was their first commercial shoot, models Jessekha Goldstone and Tammy Herdien kept their cool. All the talent sit right here in South Africa.” Kearns urged the public to submit their lyrics, adding that “you never know, you may become a world famous lyricist”. Check out the competition here: Website: http://singit.litnet.co.za FB: http://www.facebook.com/singit TWITTER: @singit2011.

TREND

Join the hair trend of the moment! Everyone from Kate Bosworth to Pixie Geldorf has been giving their hair a half colour - spicing it up a bit, and going for the fun colourful look. Pastels, blues and red tips are in. Rather go subtle and don’t colour your whole head, and definitely make use of an experienced hairdresser. This is not something you do on your own! We recommend:

The Fox and Vixen. Hair Tamers Extraordinaire. 161 Kloof Street, Mon-Fri 8am-6pm Sat 8am-2pm (021) 423 3515

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This fine establishment has been running as a hair salon since the late 1960’s. Newly refreshed. It is a barber shop on the one side and a ladies salon on the other. It is an unusual combination of old and new styling in one space.


WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL BID 2014

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ABOUT THE BID The World Design Capital title is awarded bi-annually by the International Council for Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) to give global prominence to cities that use design for their social, economic and cultural development. Founded in 1957 and active in 50 countries, ICSID has awarded the World Design Capital designation three times – to Torino, Italy (2008); Seoul, South Korea (2010) and Helsinki, Finland (designated for 2012). The World Design Capital title is awarded in advance, allowing winning cities sufficient time to plan, develop and promote a year-long programme of World Design Capital-themed events for their designated year. World Design Capital for 2014 will be announced on 26 October 2011.

CAPE TOWN GEARS UP FOR THE WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL ANNOUNCEMENT IN TAIPEI In just under one week, Cape Town will know whether it will be the World Design Capital 2014. Cape Town is competing with Dublin and Bilbao. A high-level delegation, led by Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, will head to Taipei for the official announcement of the winning city, taking place on the final day of the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress on 26 October, 2011. Mayor De Lille said: “Cape Town is committed to become an even greater city. While we still face many challenges from our past, we are constantly exploring new and innovative ways to move our city forward and create a city of opportunity where everyone is included. The bid process has given people the chance to see how excellence in design can help change our lives and just how vital that excellence is to a city moving forward confidently into the future.” “A great deal of hard work has gone into becoming a global finalist and we are extremely proud of our achievement thus far. But whatever the outcome, we must remember that the real work has been in the excellence in design itself that ranges across this city, excellence that will remain and indeed continue,” said Mayor De Lille. The World Design Capital award is bi-annual and recognises cities that use design for social, economic and cultural transformation. Cape Town’s bid explores ways in which design has been used to heal the negative legacies of the city’s divided past and reconnect its people and its spaces. Cape Town’s bid also outlines a vision to create an inclusive city for all by embedding design thinking in its urban development plans.

The title-holder will run a year-long programme of designfocused events that will see creative communities from across the globe visiting and networking with Cape Town, for social, economic and cultural solutions. Cape Town will be showcased, along with finalists, Dublin and Bilbao and 2012 World Design Capital, Helsinki at the upcoming global IDA congress in Taipei. The congress promotes interdisciplinary thinking to “inspire creativity, create business opportunities, advance culture and meet the needs of the future.” The Cape Town Partnership (CTP) has been responsible for managing the World Design Capital Bid on behalf of the City of Cape Town with the theme, “Live Design. Transform Life”. Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, managing director of the Cape Town Partnership, explains: “The process of bidding for World Design Capital has already resulted in new partnerships: between the public and private sectors and academia; between key departments in the City and Province; between Cape Town and Stellenbosch, all sharing a vision of the transformative power of design in the context of the many social and economic challenges we face. These partnerships will be a lasting legacy of the bid process, towards and beyond 2014.” Extracts from the Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 Bid Book are available on www.capetown2014.co.za Find out more about the World Capital Design Bid by using the following social netwrok sites: Facebook page: Cape Town for World Design Capital, Twitter: @CapeTown2014 Twitter hash tag: #WDC2014. 21 October - 10 November 2011

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OUT TOP TEN

CAPE TOWN GHOST STORIES

BY URBAN EDGE

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10, Tokai Forest

In the middle of Tokai Forest is a house, apparently resembling that of the Blair Witch Project. It serves as an adrenalin rush for people who insist on approaching it as night falls, hoping to hear the reported sounds that blare from the building. The breakout of laughter and the sound of a horse galloping past are the most common noises. It is also reported that a man riding a horse around the house has been spotted. Definitely not a place to get lost as the sun goes down.

9. The Simonstown Museum

8. Leper boy and the flute

In the suburb of Oranjezicht there used to live a wealthy man, waited on by many servants. The man was kept well out of sight by his loyal help due to suffering from leprosy. One day a “bergie” had a disagreement with the Governor. Feeling hard-done-by the bergie devised a plan to steal the wealthy leper’s flute and leave it in the path of the Governor’s son to find, as the son was a keen flutist. The cunning plan was a success, and the young boy was infected with leprosy. As dusk falls a flute’s haunting melody still sounds from the Verlatenbosch Gorge.

This building is known as one of the most haunted in Cape Town. Once known as The Residency, it housed Dutch Government officials, and also hosted a room reserved for employee punishment and torture. The room has provided sightings of various prisoner ghosts who appear to be in terrible distress. Believing the house to be empty, people have claimed to have seen glowing figures gazing out the windows. A ghost once appeared before a museum employee and apparently slammed the workers’ fingers in a door. Although plenty of sightings have been reported none of the ghosts have seemed hostile, with the exception of the door/fingers incident. As it is constantly open to the public you might just receive a surprise yourself upon a visit.

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CAPE TOWN GHOST STORIES

OUT TOP TEN

BY URBAN EDGE

7. Simon van der Stel

5. Antjie Somers

6. Baboons of Cape Point Nature Reserve

4. The Castle and Her Ghosts

Groot Constantia is one of the Cape’s oldest Cape Dutch settlements, and belonged to the famous sixteen hundreds Governor Simon van der Stel. It is a lovely estate, filled with rich history and is definitely worth a visit. Simon van der Stel played a big role in the construction of the Cape colony, especially with the development of the colony’s infrastructure. Van der Stel is said to have loved Groot Constantia so much that he never left, even after his death. Visitors of the estate claim to have seen a person resembling Van der Stel peacefully making his way in bathing attire to the swimming pool, which lies above the Manor.

This might not be much of a ghost story but more of an urban myth. If you’ve ever roamed the Cape Point Nature Reserve you will most probably have seen vast amounts of baboons. Though not the prettiest of creatures they often show signs of intelligent behaviour, prompting the ancient KhoiKhoi people to whisper that baboons could talk but pretended not to be able to otherwise the whites would put them to work. Legend says that the baboons of the Cape Point Nature Reserve often put their own troop members on trial for illegal actions. The trial is conducted by the troop circling around one member and intimidating it with gestures and loud barks. If found guilty the baboon must end its life by leaping off the edge of a cliff into the sea. Image by Mister-E

At the top of Queen Victoria Street (near the Planetarium) lies an area rumoured to have been the hanging place of prisoners, and also the occasional torture. Legend says that the assigned executioner at the time found himself out of a job for unknown reasons, and ironically hanged himself. Soon after, a ghost started haunting the area, and has since snowballed into many shapes and forms - the most popular being that of the ghost of Antjie Somers (a man dressed in a woman’s attire, who bares teeth identical to that of a baboon). The story is now more of a fable to scare children, but you never know, Company Gardens might have more lurking in the dark than just squirrels. Like any old historic building there have been various sightings of phantom beings. If you have ever taken the time to visit the Castle you would surely have been shown the dungeons where prisoners were tortured. Castle employees have claimed to have heard screams coming from the dungeons well after they were used for their original purpose. The grounds also host a ghostly dog that runs and bounds at people, disappearing just before colliding with them. To go along with these chronicles are countless other sightings and acclamations, such as lights frequently turning on and off on their own accord, conversations with people who simply disappear at the blink of an eye and the ringing of the castle bell with no human assistance.


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3. The Flying Dutchman

The Cape of Good Hope is still notorious to this day for the rough sea and amount of ships it claimed attempting to round Africa. The Flying Dutchman was one such ship, and copious amounts of ships and their captains have claimed to have seen a phantom vessel, appearing through the mist and then completely disappearing. Many ships have also accounted stories of a ship heading directly for them, convinced of a collision the mystery ship fades into thin air at the last second. King George V is one such person who claimed to have sighted the ship. Lighthouse keepers on Cape Point have also reported sightings of a ship that appeared only for the slightest of seconds during storms. Records show that Cape Point has among the highest reported sightings of ghost ships in the world. That was until the need to round Africa by ship became obsolete with the opening, and popularity, of the Suez Canal. However, next time you visit Cape Point you might just add your sighting to the list.

2. Dr. James Barry

During the early eighteen hundreds Cape Town had a local British doctor by the name of James Barry. He was known as a slightly eccentric character, who wore cotton wool pads on his shoulders, walked everywhere with his pet poodle named Psyche, and had a manservant that never left his side. He had a notoriously bad temper, once partaking in a pistol duel for unknown reasons. Although he Image by coda

carried moderately bizarre traits, he was unquestionably a man of high intellect, at one point designing a purer water supply system for Cape Town and encouraging his patients to bath in wine as it would help combat infections. An acquaintance of Lord Charles Somerset, Dr. Barry would spend many evenings dining at the famous Round House in Camps Bay. In 1928 Barry returned to England, where he died in 1965. Upon a post mortem it was revealed that Barry was in fact a woman, shocking the Cape Town community once word reached the shores of the peninsula. If rumours are to be believed Dr. James Barry’s ghost still wanders the Camps Bay mountains, and occasionally drops in at the Round House dressed in a British military uniform.

1. Van Hunks

This story is common knowledge amongst Capetonians, and falls into the category of folklore. There was once a Dutch pirate by the name of Van Hunks who thoroughly enjoyed puffing on a pipe, an activity made even sweeter when enjoying the view from Breakfast Rock on Devil’s Peak. On one of his visits to Breakfast Rock for a pipe smoking session, Van Hunks came across the Devil himself, who challenged the pirate to a pipe smoking competition. Known for his ability to smoke unparalleled amounts of tobacco Van Hunks accepted the Devil’s challenge. They proceeded to smoke so much that they both exploded in a puff of smoky haze, hence the reason why there is always a ring of cloud hanging over Devil’s Peak.


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UNCOMPROMISING ARTIST RIAAN VAN ZYL

BY JANA DU PLESSIS PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARTIN VENTER

The focus on trees and its intriguing form are evident through his creations, especially in his most current works. “A tree is the only living thing growing against gravity all its life. It’s slow, patient, beautiful,” he says, “Trees take their time to grow and they breathe slowly, which should be the way we live.” Does this mean that Van Zyl can be called an ‘environmental artist’? “Everything I work with is recycled and it works with what I’m doing, but I’m not a Humanist. I want to be renowned for what I do and love, not for being controversial,” he muses. “People miss the humanity of art and it’s wrong. I have the compulsion of making simplicity into art, because simplicity is art.” Image by Martin Venter

Visual artist Riaan van Zyl is serious. Not just about his art, but about what it does. His works are meant to make people stop. And see. Gifted, gracious and with a knack for turning his talent into crazy-beautiful pieces of art, Van Zyl is like no other artist in South Africa. With more than 10 years experience working around the world and currently residing in South Africa, he is well on his way to leaving his mark on the ever-so-fickle art landscape. After feasting on a delicious home-cooked pasta dish at his home-studio in Kalkbay, we get chatting around a bottle of red wine.

Hard at work on his next upcoming solo entitled ‘Pulse’, Van Zyl barely has a chance to take it easy after two recent events: a group exhibition at The Riebeek Valley Shiraz & Art Festival, which took place during the first weekend of October, and an art auction in September, which was hosted in aid of the Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust at A+I Gallery in Cape Town. Join Riaan van Zyl’s page on FB to keep in touch with this remarkable artist: www.facebook.com/pages/Riaan-vanZyl/103205469763721

Van Zyl’s experience is varied and colourful, having exhibited in Rome, London, St. Ives and leading galleries around the world. His portfolio includes 15 solo exhibitions to date and his work can be found in galleries around Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria. When observing his art, one can be forgiven for getting lost in an almost ethereal world which the artist created; a world full of life, but one that is lacking in the pretentiousness of trying too hard to make a statement. “I don’t do realism, I would get bored. My work is supposed to be engaging and my aim is to get people to spend 15 minutes in front of my artworks. I want to ask the audience what they see and they in turn should ask why I did what I did,” he says of his work.

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Covered in charcoal, Van Zyl is always at it. His canvases are dotted throughout his house, which he shares with his wife and the obligatory artist’s cat, which sets the scene spectacularly from its perch on the balcony where Riaan is splashing paint on a massive canvas. Back in his studio, he picks up his ‘magic wand’ – charcoal. In reply to my question why he works with charcoal, he says, “That’s a good question. I love charcoal. It’s very versatile and physical, and you get very involved when you’re working with it.” He pauses to make a mark on a tree. “I love working with trees and charcoal comes from trees. I work with line, contrast and form, rather than colour, so charcoal is my obvious choice. Why would I draw realistic when I can communicate emotions?” he ponders. 21 October - 10 November 2011

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FASHION LABEL FOCUS

LAZULI

BY ANELISA MANGCU

With a mother like Foziah Cassim, who has been in the fashion industry for eighteen years as the founder, owner and designer of Seven Ounce Children’s wear, it was inevitable that daughters, Layla (21) and Zarah (19) Cassim who have both grown up in a world of fashion and design would eventually collaborate with their mother in 2011 in building Lazuli. Lazuli is a locally female produced brand, art and lifestyle label, specializing in silk, organic cotton and lace clothing. ‘Our inspiration really just depends on the season. However classically the fashion brands that we seek inspiration from are Elie Saab, DKNY, Lanvin, Chanel and Yigal Azrouel. We too are inspired by the diversity in South Africa, foreign cultures and romantic artists’ says Zarah so enthusiastically.

of Cape Town. Foziah continues to be a mother to her family, wife and visionary for Seven Ounce by day and Lazuli by night. ‘We believe that fashion is an art. Fashion is a deep form of expression and is extremely personal. Each individual has a unique sense of style and this can be reflected in the clothing that one wears. Fashion is therefore a visual language and plays an important role in life today as it contributes to individuality. This is what we try to reflect in our clothing.’ is the philosophy of the brand and these three beautiful, gifted and skilled women. It is clear that this family brand is going to be around for a long time.

Each product is hand-made, ensuring a unique experience when wearing an item from Lazuli. This brand is not only sophisticated, but aims to incorporate luxury with everyday wear through its effortless attention to detail that ensures that clothes fit perfectly. ‘Growing up with a background of Indian, Turkish and Malay culture, we have been made aware of different body structures and figures’ says Layla ‘The balance of family is what has made it possible for Lazuli to become a successful up-and-coming-brand.’ says Layla, who is currently studying Medicine at the University of Stellenbosch while Zarah is studying Fine Art at the University

NEW LABEL

INDIE-ANNA & JONES

Indie-Anna & Jones is a British inspired menswear clothing label that caters to the needs of those who desire to look effortlessly smart but comfortable from 8am til midnight.

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Indie-Anna & Jones logo and designs

Born in Surrey, England, Maximillian Hannibul Alexander Baron Engelen (or Max) is the creator of upcoming trendy label Indie-Anna & Jones. A young designer, he is an old loyalist at heart, and brings his British flair into his designs and thoughtful branding. He is a sports fanatic and supports Britain in everything from football to athletics, but his greatest passion has always been fashion and he makes a point of creating unique pieces that exist in the realm of creative and different. The name behind Max’s label stems from his avid patriotism. While daydreaming in class when he was about 16 years old, Max created a desire to open a clothing store in a double 14

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Decker English bus, with men’s wear upstairs and women’s wear downstairs – hence his branding and label design. Max has always believed the future in all facets of life is the organic route and he emphasises this in his clothes and designs - his first range of uniquely printed T-shirts are made from 100% Organic cotton and are all made in South Africa. His label also provides a platform for vintage products and he encourages people to wear vintage pieces. Designed on computer software, (though Max is currently looking to move to silk screen printing), India-Anna & Jones is largely inspired by British musicians with character and taste – his first line including shorts in various colours and suit-skinny’s wearable to any function. Though a proud Brit, Max still loves and supports anything South African, and wants to contribute to the South African Fashion Industry. With fresh and innovative ideas IndieAnna & Jones is a label that the youth of today will surely embrace. Though still in it’s infancy, this impressive label is one to watch – with a women’s range coming soon. You can find Indie-Anne & Jones at City Bowl Market every Saturday, and at all Labia Markets. You can also follow IndieAnna & Jones on Facebook, or twitter @IndieAnnaJones1


FASHION INTERVIEW

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INTERVIEW WITH YDE’S CRAIG PORT

BY NICK MEINERT

Tell us a bit about your label and who it is aimed at? The label is a tangible representation of all my influences and experiences combined. Cape Town, especially summer in Cape Town with its resort fever, is my main source of inspiration, as well as my travels abroad. The label is for young and old, and it’s all about how you wear it and how you feel in it. I try to capture the vibrancy of Cape Town in my designs, all the while keeping integrity, quality and style at the forefront of each and every garment. Where did you get your inspiration for the “Rock God” Summer collection? I was inspired by the uber lifestyles of the 70’s Rock Stars. I love their flamboyant decadence in all area’s of life and I also aim to recreate some of the iconic Rock silhouettes in a modernized way. All this with a dash of some vintage sex appeal.

stylish slim fitting v-neck t-shirt and the crew cut neckline. Also, add a dash of colour here and there seeing as it’s going to be a bright summer and mix smart with casual, it’s a very big trend internationally. What item will you not be without this Summer? My oversized, black and white striped, crew-neck t-shirt. It feels great and always looks good on. How will you be spending your summer days? Breakfasts will be spent at the Sand Bar at The Grand, sipping on something cold and biting into something all too delicious. I’ll be spending my days on Clifton Beach, and

What are the in-looks this Summer? Well it’s always important to know what the “in-looks” are, but you have to make sure they work for you. Definitely look out for the flat-fronted chino, short and longs. Also the modernized grunge zip hoodies, as well as a simple but

X&0 LADIES AND MISS PORT INTERVIEW WITH YDE’S KIM GOVAARS BY NICK MEINERT day at the office. I also like to get out on the streets - Long Street, outdoors at the Waterfront etc. - and see what people are wearing and putting together. As i said I travel regularly, and have just come back from Paris, London and Barcelona, where i watched shows by Roberto Cavalli, Christopher Kane and Tom Ford! So what are the big trends internationally? As far as prints and patterns go, stripes are in and animal prints are back! The streets are filled with inspired looks from the 50’s, 60’s wether it’s a shift dress, or cute little tunic.

Who is your label aimed at? All women 14-40, aimed at the sophisticated, classy and sassy when she wants to be a young lady or women. I always like to stay up to date on the latest trends, and do so by constant trips to the fashion capitals of the world. Where do you get your inspiration? I get my inspiration from everyday life, wether it’s an image, print or something brought up in conversation on a busy

The must have item for the Summer season? Ooh, must be a little crop tee, high waisted short. Fashionable, fun and ever so cute. Where to be seen this summer in Cape Town and wearing what? It’s got to be on the beach at Clifton or Camps Bay, or picnic’s in the park - Kirstenbosch Gardens. It’s getting hotter and hotter, so basically anywhere outdoors so you can feel the breeze and be seen in a cute little pair of shorts and a crop-tee! 21 October - 10 November 2011

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FASHION

ATTITUDES AND AGENTS

BY THEO MASELOANYANE

As one of the most lucrative industries in the world, the multi-billion dollar modeling industry has begun to flourish in Cape Town. Models from 20 Model Management and DNA Model Agency, discuss the ‘ins and outs’ of being a model in Cape Town. Jorge represents a new breed of models; guys with enough courage and beauty to move between editorial and commercial bookings with effortless flair but he’s more than a pretty face.

We adore a girl with a great personality! The 5’4 Cape Town model Jessica-Lee strode into the interview with a chihuahua cradled in her arms - we were instantly won over by her charm, humor and freckles. Name: Jessica- Lee From: Cape Town Agency: 20 Model Management Favorite Cape Town spot: Simons Town

Name: Jorge From: Angola Agency: 20 Model Management Favorite Cape Town spot: Clifton Beach

Describe your life as a model... When I’m not doing castings or anything (cause I’m doing post grad in project management) I’m in class only three times a week and most of my classes are online. What is your opinion on Miss Angola being the new Miss Universe? Does it benefit Africa at all? First of all, I want to say I’m very proud of Leila Lopes because I’m from Angola too. You know that she’s not only carrying the name of Angola but of Africa as a whole. So I think it benefits Africa because she’s portraying the name of Africa out there in a more positive way - also seeing as she’s involved in a lot of charities . When she goes to America or Europe people don’t only know her as an Angolan but as an African woman. Are you hoping to make modeling a life long career? Ok, lets say I will be a model until clients say “ok we’ve had enough of your face”. Only then will I stop! 16

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Image by Natassja Fourie

How did modeling come about? I was out one night, about 2- 3 years ago and the owner of 20 Management was like “I think you have a nice face and I’d like you to be a part of my agency!” And so he gave me his business card and I called him after two days and he set up a test shoot for me. And from there I started going to castings and getting jobs.

Describe your daily life as a model. Sleep, wake up, feed the dog, do my hair, go to castings. I used to be nervous at castings but now I love it! Especially when they ask you to make a fool of yourself. Like “jump on the couch! Throw the tinsel around!”. I’m like wooohooo!! So much fun, I love it! What distinguishes you from other models? My confidence I think. I’m also a short model and not a ‘stick thing’ and (smiles) my gap! I’ve learned to love it. I really didn’t like it but every time I go to different castings they always say (in an accent) “ooh, the gap. Its nice!” What are the most enjoyable aspects of modeling? The typical answer would be I love meeting different people but I’m just going to say “money is good!”. I get to do what I love and get paid for it! Whats the most important quality in modeling? Confidence and control your vanity. Don’t let modeling get to your head, be humble. What would you change in the industry? The attitude. Some photographers treat you like an abject. Like how do you expect me to look or feel good in front of the camera if you tell me I’m short or have big thighs right before the shoot? Are you hoping to make modeling a life long career? I would like to! I enjoy it. This is what i want to do for as long as I can.


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We constantly hear tales of girls being discovered at beaches or restaurants and often fantasize about the possibility of being scouted ourselves. Urban Edge Magazine sat down with Nadia, a stunning beauty with a long modeling career ahead of her, to marvel at her cinderella-like story.

As a young girl coming from God-knows-where, modeling opens up a lot of opportunities. Her striking blue eyes and her mile-long legs make it easy to spot out this articulate and romanesque looking modeling. Lisa sat down with Urban Edge Magazine:

Name: Nadia From: Mozambique Agency: DNA Model Management Favourite Cape Town spot: The whole of Cape Town.

Name: Lisa From: Cape Town Agency: DNA model agency

What do you think distinguishes you from other models? Cheekbones. (Agent adds): “She’s got a perfect face for beauty! Anything to do with skin products, beauty products, skin care products, it’s for Nadia”. L’Oreal i’m waiting... What’s been your hardest moment in your career, to date? I guess when you get call-times at five in the morning and you have to be somewhere cold in a bikini. And especially if you’re used to waking up at nine! But now when you get an early job, thats like a complete change of mindset and body routine. What has been your career highlight? I was cast in a movie - Blue Diamond. I played Tumisho Masha’s girlfriend. Theres been a lot of highlights meeting a lot of international celebrities - shooting for a week in Mauritius and doing the cover for True Love Bridals. So it’s been really good! How do you think South African models compete on an international platform? When international clients came to South Africa before, they used to come with models. But now they just come with work and they find girls here. So we’re okay internationally.

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Image by Ulrich Knoblauch

How did modeling come about? Well, I got discovered by Andrea 8 years ago, I was still in College. But I was shopping at Clicks and they thought i was “gorgeous” and asked me to join the agency.

Do you think its easier for guys to get into the industry? For me its kind of like there are lots of stereotypes about male models - all male models have to be gay, all male models have to be a certain way. So its very hard for a regular guy to get enough courage and say “well you know, I’m just a guy and a model”. And even to go back to his friends and say I’m a male model, he’s going to be ripped into shreds. So i think its very hard to get around the mindset of a male model. What’s been your most embarrassing modeling moment? When I was booked by mistake! I went to the casting, I went to the call back, I went to wardrobe and I went through hair and make up, and I arrived on set and they were like “no we didn’t actually mean to book you, we wanted to use you as an extra just in case one of the models couldn’t make it”. But I still got paid. I was just sitting around and watching everyone in these beautiful clothes. Error by the client not the agency. There are a lot of East African models abroad. What do you think they have that South African models lack? You see, if you take South African girls, you can place them in any part of the world. You can put me in New York, you can put me in Italy, and no ones going to question... but with the East African girls, they stand out and you know theres only one place thats these girls can be from and I think thats what helps. Advice for anyone looking to start modeling? Start with a good agency like DNA. 21 October - 10November 2011

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HEALTH

DANGERS OF THE DEEP

BY DR. JONATHAN E. ROSENTHAL

Image by Ilse Reijs and Jan-Noud Hutton

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We are drawn to the sea. Despite the threats of fickle weather and storms we sail, despite the threat of sharks we surf. Diving too has its dilemma. The rewards are magnificent, the world below the surface is intoxicatingly beautiful and the weightlessness of diving brings us close to flying, but there are real dangers and we need to be aware of these when we venture into the blue. The dangers relate to the changes in pressure that occur during diving. The pressure in water changes by the equivalent to the entire atmosphere with every ten meters. This means that when diving at 30meters below the surface, the diver is exposed to 4 atmoshperes worth of pressure. Boyles law of physics states that pressure and volume have an inverse relationship. This means that the air in a diver’s lungs at 30 meters with expand to four times the volume on the surface. Interestingly some of the first cases of “diving” problems were picked up in people who were not in the water at all. The foundations of many bridges, such as Brooklyn Bridge in New York, were constructed by sinking inverted “rooms” onto the river floor and using high pressure air to expel the water. Workers then stood on the river bed (under pressure of course) while working on the foundations. At the end of the working day they were decompressed and many of them were stricken with Decompression Sickness. There are two main problems that occur in divers when they decompress (which of course happens when they return to the surface). They both relate to pressure and gas volume changes that occur on ascent. Air Embolism happens when a diver ascends rapidly from depth and the air in the lungs expands causing damage by stretching the lung beyond its design point, this is often due to the fact that a panicked diver doesn’t breathe out. This air is forced by expansion into the blood vessels where it travels and is often taken by buoyancy up into the cerebral (brain) circulation causing stroke-like symptoms. These will often occur rapidly after the dive and the stricken diver will need oxygen and recompression in a diving chamber. The second form of illness is also caused by the ascent to the surface, but by a different process. As a diver spends time exposed to pressure the gasses that he/she breathes in will dissolve in the blood stream. This is exactly the same principle that is used to get gas (Carbon dioxide) bubbles into Champagne or cooldrink. If there is a lot of gas dissolved in the body (the longer and deeper the dive, the 18

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more the gas dissolved in accordance with Henry’s Law) it needs to have opportunity to come out slowly through the normal breathing process. This is achieved by use of diving tables or computers (really just timers with a depth gauge and automated tables). These guide the diver to spend time pausing on the way up (decompression stops) to allow the gas to exit. If these rules are broken the gas comes out of the dissolved state too quickly and forms bubbles in the bloodstream. It is these bubbles that cause the “bends” also called decompression illness. A surprising variety of symptoms can occur which vary from irritations to life-threatening emergencies: Skin rash which has a mottled or marble like appearance. Joint pains that may be from mild to quite severe. Often these painful joints are least painful when held in a bent position...hence the term “the bends”. Bubbles in the lungs can cause shortness of breath and this type of decompression illness is also called “the chokes”. The nervous system can be affected in a variety of ways causing numbness, weakness, paraplegia and even balance problems referred to as “the staggers”. The treatment of all these forms is fairly similar. It is essential that the stricken diver be given oxygen to breathe as early and as long as possible. Recompression treatment should be given under the supervision of a trained diving doctor. The pressure of the recompression effectively “squashes” the bubbles back into a dissolved state. The high dose (Hyperbaric) Oxygen component helps to push out the unwanted Nitrogen, reduces the tissue swelling and accelerates the recovery process of the injured tissues providing them with the oxygen the cells need to survive. There are a few pitfalls that can catch out the unwary diver and even casualty room medical staff. The first of these is the assumption that if the diver has “obeyed all the rules” there cannot be decompression illness. Unfortunately this is not true. While it is rare when everything has been done correctly, sporadic mysterious episodes do occur. Some of the factors incriminated here are obesity, dehydration, lack of fitness, asthma and even minor heart defects. The second trap is that although most cases present early, there are cases that present as late as a week after the dive. So the diver has to be vigilant for a good time after diving. Air travel is sometimes the trigger factor in these late presentations. Despite all these rather intimidating facts, the incidence is probably less than 1 in 10 000 dives and certainly this doctor believes that as long as there is good training, good fitness and correct procedure, the joys of diving are well worth the risks. For more information, you can contact: Dr Jonathan E Rosenthal Medical Director - National Hyperbarics Contact: +27 21 671 8655 Email: info@nationalhyperbarics-ct.co.za Website: www.nationalhyperbarics-ct.co.za


REVIEWS

I KNOW HOW YOU SCREAMED LAST SCARY MOVIE

BY GILMOREGIRLWORKS PHOTOGRAPHY BY MELISSA KELLY ARTICLE BY JACKIE COCKSHOTT

For all those Theatre lovers, I have a production not to be missed. “I Know How You Screamed Last Scary Movie [IKHYSLSM]” Presented by Vulture Productions ®, is a hysterically funny play that rips off all those classics that were designed to romance or scare the pants off you. The director, Jeremeo Le Cordeur, has created a masterpiece featuring movies such as “Scream” and “Scary Movie,” and for all those die-hard fans, “ Twilight Saga” and “Greys Anatomy,” just to name a few. Before you get over whelmed by all the international box office hits, Jeremeo, has also added in some local twists.

Image by Melissa Kelly

Image by Melissa Kelly

Image by Melissa Kelly

The show will run the last weekend of October 27-30 and the first weekend of November 3-5 at “Theatre in the District”. Tickets cost R75 at Computicket. Find more pics on www.gilmoregirlworks.co.nr or follow this awesome team on twitter @iammelkel or @onlyjacqui

Image by Melissa Kelly

Gilmoregirlworks team, Melissa Kelly, photographer, and Myself, Jackie Cockshott, the Journalist were invited to an exclusive sneak peak during one of their rehearsals. Where we got to meet and interview the cast personally. Within 5 minutes of us watching the select scenes they wanted us to see, we were in stitches. Sitting there with props being described, actors becoming mime artists and being told to imagine the stage for each scene was a challenge for us that aren’t trained to do so, but made for good laughs when Jeremeo shouts out in the middle of the scene “This is when the lights dims and we’re in darkness!!” – But we were in a brightly lit drama room holding back the giggles. It gave us a chance to focus on the amazing cast and I must say, we were very impressed. This show has actors Daniela Grech-Cumbo, Tom Shackle, Othello Tyhulu, Margot Hoal, Rob Coutts. Samanth Jane Tunnah, Jeremeo Le Cordeur , & Shamilla Ismeal.

To add some more Halloween fun, dramatics and tom foolery to the mix, there will be a photo booth at the show with props and outfits for all those who feel like dressing up in the spirit of things and making the most of the evening. The funniest, most “Halloween crazy” picture each night wins a prize.

The plot of the production starts off as such; five college friends decide to get away for a weekend after their friend is brutally murdered BUT, just like all classic horror movies, the killer follows, and scenes and story lines from all our favourite and classic horror movies come together to make one hell of a good Halloween treat. If that doesn’t sound tempting then I’m sure free popcorn and Lindt Chocolate with every ticket, definitely will. With sponsors such as, Exact!, Any Event party hire, Wmeyer photography, King Cake Party Palace & Lindt, it is a Halloween event no to be missed. 21 October - 10 November 2011

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ROCKING THE DAISIES 2011

A FESTIVAL FOR PEOPLE WITH ADHD BY NICK FROST

Rocking the Daisies is a festival for people with ADHD. And I mean that in the best way possible. Should you – at some stage during the day – decide that baking in the sun in front of the main stage has exhausted its appeal, you can hop on over to one of the many rehydration stations, fill/dilute your bottle/beverage with (what tasted like) holy water, and hit up the Nu World Beat Ring for some gypsy-infused traveller tunes. It’s like magic. At night, the tents turn into a snowy Wonderland, where forgetting your whereabouts (or your identity) is kinda implied; beams of light from the Red Bull Studio electro tent drop an alien glow on the bustling festival grounds, and echoes from within whisper promising words of one night stands and wonder. So, you get what I’m saying: it was grand.

Image by Phil Joubert

We arrived late on Friday night, so we missed the kick off so to speak – but we got our own kicks off in our make-shift car bar while we waited for our media passes to be sorted out. Which didn’t take long. Tags in hand, Phil Joubert photographer and festival comrade – and I made our way into the unknown depths of the Daisies. I didn’t get to see many of the Friday-night acts, as I was still acclimatising to the atmosphere – as one does. We caught the tail-end of Jack Parow’s set; nothing new there. Still zef. Still has a long cap. Still apparently funny and relevant. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against the Afrikaans superstar rapper, but once the shock factor’s worn off there’s little to be derived from the music itself. A highlight of Friday night that stands out amidst the garbled memories that make up the goings-on of the weekend, took place, surprisingly, in the Red Bull Studio Live tent. Haezer’s distinctive brand of filthy trash electro burnt a toxic hole in the dance floor of the eco-friendly Daisies festival and - whether you like that kinda thing or not - at a purely primitive level, you simply had to move your body as if you were wearing a G-string made of molten lava. 20

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It would be close on impossible to attempt covering the entire Rocking the Daisies experience in one digestible feature. It was my first time attending, so seeing the event through virgin eyes has lent a slightly warped spin to my account. But fear not, my intrepid reader! I will endeavour to deliver a faithful and unbiased review on the countless live bands, acts and performances that were on show, as well as the various venues, sponsors and extras that made the weekend that much more enjoyable.

Sleep was a welcome mistress after the introductory marvels that Night One had on display. We ended up passed out, declined in car seats – because we were too lazy to find out where the VIP camping was – only to be awoken by the unforgivingly cruel sunshine. Without further ado, we braved the showers and headed straight to the first place that we could find sustenance. The food court was seriously impressive at Rocking the Daisies, and that cannot be denied. From shwarma to sandwiches, steak to sushi, nothing was neglected as far as hospitality goes. We opted for Hudson’s burgers; you can trust a burger to never let you down after a night of excessive excessiveness. Hudson’s, I applaud you! Peachy Keen was the backtrack to our experience at the Black Label Man Zone. This explicitly male area hosted pool tables, dart boards, a ton of beer, and other things that are conducive to bar fights. After witnessing a group of bombed contestants compete to determine who could make a metal ball hit a brass bell at the top of the board (with their feet), we departed from the Man Zone and joined the rest of the Peachy Keen supporters in front of the Main Stage. Peachy Keen cooked. Just what I needed on a Saturday morning… (Or afternoon - who’s counting?). They’re musically and structurally solid - with an entertaining live show to boot. What’s not to love? After getting our fix, we explored the picturesque grounds a little more. During the day, there was a kaleidoscope of colour laying the Darling landscape thick; the people seemed to turn into hippies and the air took on the aroma of burning Woodstock - or flesh… Whichever’s more rock ‘n roll. I - being the dedicated nerd that I am - took camp in the media centre in an attempt to blog in real time from the event itself. By the time I was done, the deadly summer that had earlier made its presence so severely felt - had waned into a harsh and unexpected winter. We went back to the campsite and packed the layers on for the night ahead. We also put on warm clothes. After freshening up, manhandling some ice and disguising some drinks, we headed to the Nu World Beat Ring for an utterly mindblowing performance by the enthralling Tel-Aviv-based gypsy rock trio, Boom Pam.


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Once recovered, I ambled my way back in front of the stage for the reappearance of South Africa’s favourite electro opera rock band, Lark. You’ve got to hand it to Lark; they’re innovative. They managed to get the already over-rocked crowd pumping once again, and with the eerie addition of an unexpected UFO sighting during their set, the band set the bar high for the weekend - which is probably the reason they had the last Main Stage slot. After being exposed to high levels of beauty and sound (and probably radiation) during Lark’s set, we made our way to the Red Bull Studio electro tent where we jammed in all seriousness until our feet turned to cement and our eyelids turned to lead. When I woke up the next morning I felt as if 100 years of bad ancestral karma was overflowing out of the top of my skull.

BAND REVIEW

Image by Phil Joubert

The night seemed to progress at light speed after this point. It was a rapid haze of questionable tequila, amazing food, precious cigarettes and relished music. I was standing in the queue for the ATM (1 X ATM @ festival = NOT cool) when I heard Band of Skulls announced as the next act on the Main Stage. We’d been listening to them all the way up to Darling from Somerset West, so I was eager to see if they lived up to their full rock ‘n roll sound as a three-piece live act. My worries were shattered with the first crack of the drummer’s crash. After Rocking the Daisies 2011, I am a devout Band of Skulls fan. They were rock-solid, engaging and entertaining. It’s good to see a three-piece light up a Main Stage like that.

The sun, like a cruel goblin, spat rays of concentrated heat - deadly enough to leave me with a pretty serious wifebeater tan/burn. We missed the rugby, but we’d stopped caring long before we knew we’d lost. This wasn’t because of any lack of patriotism on our part, but rather, a lack of hydration. We packed up in a flash (which was easy considering we had the smallest tent in the land). Driving out of the grounds, I felt a pang of guilt for not endeavouring to experience more of what Daisies had on offer. Like the Mainstay Bar or the Nintendo area… the Shnit Movie Festival tent or the Guitar Hero competitions. As Rocking the Daisies made its way behind the horizon and we made ours towards reality, I couldn’t help but think: add ATMs, and we’ve got ourselves a winning music festival.

PEACHY KEEN BY NADINE VAN EEDEN Image by Clare Foxcroft Williams from Sweet Nausea Photography

Image by Phil Joubert

Peachy Keen is an up and coming 5 piece band from Cape Town that embraces the look, sound and feel of the 50s Rock n Roll era. They performed at Rocking the Daisies for the first time in the 12 o’clock slot on Saturday. They managed to get people up on their feet and jiving regardless of the scorching heat. The band is made up of Dominique Otto on vocals and guitar, Alex Wise on keyboard and vocals, Marne Gelderbloem on bass, Brandon Shore on drums and Greg Abrahams on lead guitar. Although Dominique and Alex put a modern spin on the 50s look by pairing their pin up look with intricate tattoos, their music doesn’t seem to follow suit. Whereas bands like Goodluck are using elements of the 50s to add an interesting twist to their music, Peachy Keen seem to want to remain true to the genre as played by the classics like the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry and of course,

Elvis. Peachy Keen has made a lot of progress since they started gigging in October 2010. They were named Best New Breakthrough Band in the February issue of LMG Magazine and they’ve played shows with local acts such as Cassette and Hog Hoggidy Hog. The band played a couple of original songs including “Shot a Man Down” and did a great cover of Franz Ferdinands “Take Me Out”. They will be releasing a video for “Shot a Man Down” soon and a sneak peak is available on Youtube. Their first album is also on the horizon. Some of their songs tended to blur into one with the same Rock n Roll chord progressions and style but the jivers were enjoying the old school sound so much that they didn’t seem to mind. All the musicians in Peachy Keen are talented but special mention must be given to the drummer who offered up beats that were true to the style but still intriguing and unpredictable. Peachy Keen is definitely a band to check out and whether you love or hate them they’re definitely going places. Follow them at www.facebook.com/pages/Peachy-Keen 21 October - 10 November 2011

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ART

MANNIPHOTOGRAPHY/ MANFRED WERNER

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My inspiration was obtained through famous and creative photographers; the likes of Dave Hill and Tim Tadder encouraged me to think ‘out of the box’, to read light, feel it and see how it has the ability to create a dramatic image in just seconds. “Become a master in lighting and you can achieve anything”, were some wise words that have been extremely motivating to me and has contributed to my success and one of my greatest passions. After shooting and editing for almost 4 years, I now work as a freelance photographer. I aim to be well known in the South African photography industry and have my work be involved in big commercials, advertisements and upcoming Music artist & Bands. In order to pursue a successful career, I believe one has to be willing to push the boundaries. Be optimistic, believe in yourself and you will go far!

Image by Manniphotography

Image by Manniphotography

Image by Manniphotography

My path as a photographer is nothing you would consider ordinary or traditional, maybe that counts for my nontraditional style of photography. I didn’t have a camera handed down to me by my parents or grandparents, instead I picked up a camera for the first time in late 2007 to take pictures for digital editing and fell in love with the art of photography and lighting. After that I pursued a career in photography by studying at a photography college, received a degree in professional photography and was awarded outstanding achievement for my portfolio.

My main photography interests are: creating images that stand out and are truly pieces of digital art mixed with photography, bringing and showing the real character of the person that I might be portraying. Mostly I create specific moods around my images, which involves loads of lighting and post production work. I love to create new crazy ideas with other creative artist and bands, because it gives me the creative freedom to create truly amazing images. I’ve recently been working on my own new portrait series “Blue images “ and Press photography for the new EES album “Megaphone Ghazzie“ Namibian kwaito artist. I’ve also recently been working on new press images for Mandoza “ Mduduzi Mandoza Tshabalala “ and my latest press work featured a new and upcoming band iScreamStix. Currently I’m working on the new press images & album of Jack Parow’s new Album. Follow Manniphotography: Website: http://www.manniphotography.co.za Email: manni@manniphotography.co.za Twitter: @Manniphoto Facebook: www.facebook.com/manniphotography Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/Manniphotography


‘THE CREATIVES’ - THE HAIRSTYLIST

ART

BY MATT KEESON

ABOUT MATT:

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Email: thellamastar@gmail.com Blog: http://observingvessel.wordpress.com Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/llamastarphotography . Twitter: @the_llamastar

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I’m a simple person. I love being creative and interacting creative ideas with like-minded people. I’m lucky enough to have found outlets for my creativity which I am passionate about. We live in a world that has gone absolutely mad, where greed is encouraged and material wealth and social status is being bred into our thinking and way of life. The more I see it, the more I despise it. Can I change the world? Probably not, but if I lead a life that is true to my philosophy and can create an image or a piece of music that is pure and that is not inspired by fame and fortune, then hopefully in doing that, I can inspire others to do the same.

THE HAIRSTYLIST Melissa Angelique Pretorius

THE CONCEPT: What is more inspiring that witnessing someone carrying out their craft with such a passion that you can’t help but be impressed? I like being inspired. That is what ‘The Creatives” is about – show casing people that I meet who I feel truly understand creativity and can carry out their art that is true to them, whatever their craft may be. It inspires me. Good work deserves reward and notice and this is what I’m trying to do. Promote creatives because I believe in their work and in doing so it inspires me. These are amazing people doing amazing things – find them and support them!

Cadillac Barbie hair and tattoo studio and of Moments in time hair and beauty Twitter: @BondageXBarbie Facebook: www.facebook.com/bondagexbarbie One Small Seed Profile page: www.onesmallseed.net/ profile/MelissaAngeliquePretorius

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FILM

UNFORGETTABLE SCARY MOVIES OF ALL TIME!

BY URBAN EDGE

Psycho (1960)

Directed by talented Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho is a 1960 American Horror film starring Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins, and was based on the 1959 novel by Robert Bloch. Loosely inspired by the crimes of American murderer and grave robber Ed Gein, Psycho is considered one of Hitchcock’s best films and was nominated for four Academy Awards (Oscars) including Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography (Black and White), and Best Art Direction-Set Decorations (Black and White). Psycho depicts the encounters between a secretary (Leigh) hiding at a secluded motel after embezzling money from her employer, and the motel’s disturbed owner and manager , Norman Bates (Perkins), and the aftermath of their encounter. Psycho has inspired two sequels, a prequel, a remake, and a television movie spin-off, and was selected to be preserved by The Library of Congress at The National Film Registry. The film also includes a shower scene which is one of the most iconic scenes in cinema history.

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

This American Horror Film was directed by notorious Roman Polanski (Chinatown (1974); The Pianist (2002) and was based on the bestselling 1967 novel by Ira Levin. Starring striking Mia Farrow, Ruth Gordon, John Cassavetes, and Maurice Evans, Rosemary’s Baby has won and been nominated for numerous awards including an Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress (Gordon), an Academy Award (Oscar) Nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, and a Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best Actress (Farrow). Rosemary Woodhouse (Farrow) and her husband struggling actor Guy (Cassavetes) move into a Gothic 19th century New York apartment building with old and slightly eccentric neighbours Minnie and Roman Castevet (Gordon and Sidney Blakmer), who Guy slowly becomes close with. Shortly pregnant, Rosemary fears that Guy may have made a pact with their neighbours, believing he may have promised them the child to be used as a human sacrifice in their occult rituals in exchange for success in his acting career.

The Shining (1980)

A psychological thriller, The Shining was produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey), and stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. Layered with the uncanny and frightening metaphors, The Shining was based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. Though first received unfavourably by viewers, The Shining has become widely regarded as one of the greatest films of the horror genre and a staple of pop culture. A writer, Jack Torrance, takes a job as an off-season caretaker at an isolated hotel. His young son possesses psychic abilities and is able to see things in the future and past, such as the ghosts who inhabit the hotel. Soon after moving in (after a winter storm that leaves the family snowed in) Jack becomes influenced by a supernatural presence at the hotel; he descends into madness and attempts to murder his wife and son.

The Exorcist (1973)

One of the most disturbing horror films, The Exorcist was directed by William Friedkin and was based on a 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty. One of a cycle of ‘demonic child’ films produced in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, The Exorcist was based on the exorcism case of Robbie Mannheim (an anonymous American boy who was supposed possessed and exorcised in the 1940’s). The film earned 10 Academy Awards, winning two of the ten for Best Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, and Linda Blair (who were all nominated for an Academy Award for their respective roles), The Exorcist has inspired many sequels, a prequel, and remakes relating to possession and exorcism. A silver medallion and small stone resembling a bestial creature is found at an archaeological dig in Iraq. Meanwhile in America, A 12 year old girl, Regan experiences a seizure and then exhibits unnatural powers including levitation, and curses and blasphemes in a demonic male voice. Regan’s mother, Chris, looks to Father Damien Karras, who together with another priest attempt to drive ‘the devil’ out of Regan.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

This crime-thriller was directed by Jonathan Demme and won the top five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs stars talented Jodie Foster as FBI agent Clarice Starling, and Anthony Hopkins as frightening Dr. Hannibal Lector. Starling is pulled from FBI training and is tasked with interviewing Lector, a former psychiatrist and incarcerated cannibalistic serial killer, believing Lecter’s insight might be useful in the pursuit of a serial killer nicknamed “Buffalo Bill” (Levine) who skins his female victims’ corpses.

LIST OF OTHER SCARY MOVIES TO WATCH The Innocents (1961) The Birds (1963) Jaws (1975) The Sentinel (1977) The Hills have Eyes (1977) Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Carrie (1976) Halloween (1978) Friday the 13th (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Interview with the Vampire (1994) Scream (1996) The Blair Witch Project (1999) The Others (2001) The Ring (2002) The Amityville Horror (2005 remake) The Orphanage (2007) A Tale Of Two Sisters (2009) Let Me In (2009) 21 October - 10 November 2011

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FILM REVIEWS The Smurfs 3D The blue characters find themselves chased out of their habitat by the evil wizard Gargamel, and via portal end up in the world of humans. If you used to watch this cartoon series, you obviously did so as a child. The characters have been resurrected to appeal to children of the new generation, having 3D and better visual effects to back it up, but for those of us who don’t have little children to take to the movies the little blue irritations would be better left in the 80’s. The Change-Up Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) and Dave (Jason Bateman) find themselves occupying each others bodies after a night on the town and have to adapt to daily life living alternate lives. The concept is nothing new after movies such as Like Father, Like Son, Freaky Friday, The Hot Chick and It’s a Boy Girl Thing. There’s plenty of dirty jokes and awkward situations that will get some ltaughs but not even the onscreen team of Reynolds and Bateman have any power to make this movie anything other than average. The Three Musketeers A young D’Artagnan becomes a recruit of 3, former famous, musketeers who uncover a plot of treason and treachery, making it their business to stop evil occupying the throne. How many times does this story need to be told? Sure, the story-line allows for spectacular action scenes and large on-screen battles, but we get the feeling that this saga has been a little overdone now.

Warrior Two brothers go through life changing periods in their lives that bring them new-found purposes through MMA fighting. Unlike most fighting movies this one uses genuine characters that leave out corny action film lines. The performances are brilliantly delivered, and the film comes as a welcomed surprise by not being overhyped and remaining a slight mystery until revealed on screen. Johnny English Reborn Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) is somehow identified as the best spy in The United Kingdom, and the only option for stopping a world-wide catastrophe. As with the previous movie, English fumbles his way to saving the world, and brings with him some outrageous situations that in the real world would land him in a padded cell, but end up working in his favour. Atkinson never fails to deliver a few laughs, no matter how absurd the story is. What’s Your Number? Ally Darling (Anna Faris) goes on a mission to find “the one that got away” in an attempt to find true love, assisted by her neighbour Colin (Chris Evans). It’s not brimming with originality, and never really kicks into gear, but if your looking for something to transcend you from a terrible day you’ve just had, it might serve as a form of escapism - although if you cringe at the thought of predictable chick-flicks then stay away.

SOUTH AFRICAN HORROFEST FILM FESTIVAL Growing into the country’s ultimate Halloween event covering indie, new & classic movies, short films, music, literature and a range of Halloween festivities, 2011 marks the annual South African HORRORFEST’s lucky 7th year! Almost each of the exciting feature films and short films make their South African theatrical premieres. The Makabra Ensemble will also debut their Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde movie soundtrack performance, live to the screening of this 1920 silent classic. In addition to the colourful audience Halloween dress-up event linked up with the live soundtrack show, an alternative day & night market is being planned. Audience prizes and give-aways will happen across the event, including DVDs, horror branded flash drives & iPhone covers, body piercing vouchers, books and more! Some films to look out for: THE THEATRE BIZARRE South African theatrical premiere Down a seedy city street in her neighborhood, young Enola Penny is obsessed with what appears to be a long abandoned theatre. One night, she sees that the front door is slightly ajar and impulsively decides to sneak inside. But there in the dark, decrepit auditorium, a show unlike any other unfolds before her eyes. Its host is an eerie human puppet named Peg Poett who will introduce Penny to six tales of the bizarre. The directors responsible for these amazing and diverse creepy chapters include make-up FX legend and Night Of The Living Dead remake director Tom Savini, and South Africa’s own Richard Stanley. 26

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DRACULA: THE VAMPIRE AND THE VOIVODE South African theatrical premiere Shot in Transylvania, Whitby, London and Dublin this documentary tells the true story of Bram Stoker and his gothic novel Dracula. The film is produced in association with the Transylvanian Society of Dracula and features interviews with leading international Dracula experts. Over the years there has been much confusion between Vlad Tepes (The Voivode) and Count Dracula (The Vampire). This film separates fact from fiction and looks at both characters in depth. SHADOW REALM SHORT FILMS Chapters 1 - 4 With close on 50 short films from 14 country’s (incl. South Africa, Spain, Germany, USA, Brazil, UK, Switzerland, Australia, Finland, Canada, France, Holland, Portugal, Austria), this year the record breaking selection will be screened across 4 feature length collections, featuring an amazing array of scary, crazy, creative, brilliant and often very funny shorts from vampires, psychos, the grim reaper and werewolves, to zombies, ghosts, witchcraft, the devil and... bananas! SA HORRORFEST Film Festival will be at The Book Lounge (in Roeland Street) on 26 October, and at The Labia Theatre (on Orange) from 27 October - 4 November. For more info follow these network sites: Website: www.HORRORFEST.info FB: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=283144565045519 Twitter: @SAhorrorfest


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WHY PRINT IS MINT

BY GRANT MCPHERSON FREELANCE MARKETING STRATEGIST


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MK: THE MUSIC VIDEO PROJECT

BY URBAN EDGE

Being a recent film and media graduate, I’ve managed to make my way onto the odd film set here and there and have experienced the manic and addictive buzz that is filmmaking. There’s just something about a film set that is so charging – perhaps the realisation that every minute matters, or the power that comes with the knowledge that you’re making something so much bigger than yourself. I hadn’t been on a set for a while, and recently found myself attached to the MK’S Music Video Project – an inspiring initiative to support and promote local talent. MK asked local artists to team up with a South African Production Company and submit an original track, a concept and a treatment for a video, as well as their proposed budget. Elements such as the choice of song, band/artist positioning, visual treatment of the proposed video and how well the concept complemented the MK brand and the appeal for its viewers, were all looked at by an MK judging panel when choosing the 12 winners, who range from rock to alternative, indie to dance. I had the awesome opportunity of a ‘behind-the-scenes’ experience with two great bands on their sets of their upcoming music video’s – iScreamStix’s, Skitzo produced by Mannequin Pictures, and Good Luck’s Harlem produced by Dirty Soul Productions.

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Very happy to be on a set again, I somehow made my way in front of the camera – a cameo by yours truly, which made for a completely new experience – it felt quite strange to be the one getting directed! Shot in Claremont, It was an absolutely awesome set to be on, with energy seeping through the floors and walls (though perhaps it was the energy drink Roxstar seeping through the crews’ pores). The crew worked so well together, and the progress was almost effortless as the scene was finished after only a few takes. The concept of the music video is absolutely imaginative, with all four band members taking on a position of power that works so well with the song and title. A few days later I found myself driving through the busy streets of Khayelitsha – where Dirty Soul Productions, an innovative and creative production company that focuses on film, commercial and music video production, were shooting the music video for Good Luck. The team was quite small and very personable with everyone having worked together before (creating a highly organised and relaxed set, which is always great to experience). The birth-child of Kyle Lewis, Dirty Soul Productions believes in creating original and fresh content for the ever changing consumer market and are the youth of today providing services and content for the youth of today. They have produced all of Good Luck’s music videos, including Hop on Hop off, and Taking it Easy, which are both playing on national radio at the moment! Good Luck formed in late 2008, and is a trio made up of talented Juliet Harding, Ben Peters, and Raiven Hansmann. They’re focused on playing from the heart,

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iScreamStix, originally iScream and the Chocolate Stix, have a fresh signature style and are currently enjoying great national radio coverage for their single ‘Skitzo’. Their sound is an eclectic mix of rock, folk, electro and hip hop, and their new single ‘Skitzo’, from their debut album The Paradox, is a perfect collaboration of all those sounds. Being on set with them I realized how befitting the song and title were to this group of musicians and jokesters. Managed by Schuyler Vorster (who is also the Producer for Mannequin Films) , iScreamStix is made up of Luke Viviers, the lead vocal and founder of the band, who studied at The Waterfront Theatre School where he met the second

member, Bheki Dladla, who brings the raps and rhymes to the band. The third member is Nathan Rudnick AKA Just Nathan who leads with the electrical guitar and sometimes a few lines, and the last, but pivotal addition, Toni Shine (also known as The Geezer, adds some bass and a lot of humour!). The band was so welcoming and humble, and even though they can get a little crazy sometimes – it’s definitely a good crazy! The music video for ‘My Cape Town’, their debut single, was also produced by Mannequin Pictures, a Film and Video Production Company that was established in 2005 in Johannesburg, but grew in 2010 to include an office in Cape Town, headed up by Schuyler. They have just wrapped on a 24 minute short film titled Umkhungo, in association with Focus Features Africa First.


MUSIC having a good time, and being authentic. Their music traverses many genres including electro beats with a hint of Jazz, and their funky music is light and energetic! They have played with many successful bands including Goldfish and Cassette, and share a record label (Just Music) with Zebra and Giraffe, and the lovely Adele! The concept of their music video is a brilliant, authentic and grabbing journey of a captivating young girl living in a township. Two bands with insanely fantastic songs, and two creative and energetic concepts made for two awesome sets and crews. I admit that I have been converted to both of them – but it doesn’t take a visit to their film set to convert. Have a listen to their tracks, and you’ll be hooked! You can find them here: MK: @mktv_ #MKMVP, www.mktv.co.za, www.facebook. com/MKtv.co.za iScreamStix: @iscreamstix, ww.iscreamstix.wordpress.com GoodLuck: @goodlucklive, www.goodlucklive.co.za

THE TECHNICAL ORGY THAT IS DEADMAU5 Deadmau5 (pronounced Deadmouse), the Canadian progressive, electro and house music producer based in Toronto and known around the world for his over the top live performances, is coming to South Africa! “Deadmau5 is without a doubt the leading electronic music artist in the world right now. His advanced outlook on technology, ground-breaking production and electrifying live shows has earned him his legion of fans, and South Africa is no different. We are very pleased to (finally) be presenting the deadmau5 tour to the South African market including the Mau5 head and a world-class production to match. Get ready for the ride of your lives,” says Shaun Duvet, MD for Anything goes, who is producing the show, along with H20, Showtime Management, and partners Olmeca Tequila. The name “deadmau5” originated when Joe Zimmerman, the name behind the act, found a dead mouse in his computer while he was replacing his videocard. He

discussed this with chat room users and became known as “that dead mouse guy”. His nickname was too long for the internet relay chat character limit, and was shortened to deadmau5. He plays mostly his own material, assembling tracks on the fly, using cutting edge computer technology, including software he’s helped write himself. “There are no CD’s involved” her explains. “It’s a technological orgy up there and I try and keep it more my music than anyone else’s. If people come out to see deadmau5 I want them to hear deadmau5 music.” It’s an approach that’s catapulted deadmau5 into dance music’s A-list. It’s no exaggeration to say that he’s the most exciting name in club land right now! 4x4=2 (Four Times Four Equals Twelve) is his fifth album with ‘Some Chords’ as his first official single from the album and was released in May 2010. He has collaborated on our tracks with kaskade, Rob Swire of Pendulum and MC Flipside, and is known for performing in a titular costume head, which resembles a mouse head, which has become his trademark known as Mau5head. His performance includes The Cube (which is as much a performance as his mouse head) that serves as a platform and DJ Booth that has 36 tiles, and amounts to over 2800 individual F11 LEDs in all. Continuing with the techie theme, the open motion-graphics sequence of his performance is an old-school simulation of Super-Mario, albeit with a deadmau5 character trying to beat Mario to the castle. It’s entertaining and mirrors Zimmerman’s own affinity with gaming.

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Currently number 4 on DJmags top 100 DJ’s, deadmau5 will be performing at Ratanga Junction in Cape Town on Thursday, 1 December. Check out www.deadmau5. com and www.facebook.com/deadmau5 for more info regarding the act and upcoming tour! 21 October - 10 November 2011

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MUSIC FOCUS

DEAD ALPHABET

BY ANGELIQUE REDMOND While no mayhem ensued on the night I watched them play at The Good Ship in Kilburn, I did have the chance to see Adam completely speechless when someone asked him if he knew where his dimples came from. On answering no, they informed him it was from his father making passionate love to his mother when he was still a ‘bun in the oven’ and poking him in the cheek. A stunned Adam swore he was never smiling again.

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Grabbing the UK rock scene by the throat, Johannesburg based rock band, Dead Alphabet is currently touring the UK and Europe. The band consists of Adam Edwards on vocals, Justin Gent on drums, Hugh Hunt on bass and Phil Klawansky on guitar and vocals. “The flight over was a bit of a haze,” Phil explains, “as the best way to cure jet lag is beer and lots of it, which inevitably leads to making friends with people in the toilet queue.” Once in the UK the guys wasted no time and headed off to watch some gigs in Shoreditch, the trendy whatever-goes, arty area based in East London. The next night saw them playing their first gig of the tour, where reactions were less inhibited than back home. Hugh explained that people in the UK are not shy to come up and talk to them and throw themselves into the music. So what is the best thing about touring? “A different crowd, city and country every night, no sleep, too much partying, meeting new people and making new fans, seeing the band get tighter and better every night, bunking with Phil”. And the worst thing about touring the UK? “Being mistaken for an Australian, a lot.” I tried to get the lowdown on the crazy after gig parties but all four insisted that after the gig everyone was well behaved (but only because the pubs close early in the UK). Apparently it’s the nights off from touring that are mayhem.

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The easy camaraderie and insults which are traded back and forth between the guys show the bands history, having been friends since high school they have been together for the last 5-6 years. And this shows in their music - the lyrics and guitar, bass and drums fit together seamlessly. Although the stage was a tight fit, the music and energy exploded off of it (the instruments unharmed). But what sets Dead Alphabet apart from every other skinny jean clad rocker? Lyrics and a unique sound that gathers in energy and momentum. Before you know it you’re flinging your arms and stamping your legs to riffs, while Adam and Phil’s voices push that energy a notch higher, and the best part is that while you’re bouncing around like a five year old on a trampoline... so are the band. And then the lights go back on and you’re standing looking at four sweaty guys on a stage and a satisfied smile on your face like you just got screwed dirty rock n roll style. Follow Dead Alphabet: Check out their website: www.deadalphabet.com Like them at www.facebook.com/DEADALPHABET Follow them on twitter: @DeadAlphabet

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Their personalities are as varied (as the instruments they each play). Adam was voted most likely to have closet female stalkers, and has definite charisma, while Justin appeared more serious until he was behind the drums, then his playful side came through. Phil seemed like the quiet type albeit with great hair, while Hugh had effortless humor and a very easy going nature. So guys, if you take your girlfriends to the show, hold on tight to them or you may find yourself stag by the end of the night.


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NEW RELEASE

‘SO BAD’ - CICATRIXX FEAT. CHAD SAAIMAN Always looking for opportunities to broaden his knowledge of the world and the way in which it functions; Cicatrixx delves into many topics which are sure to bore the average 21-year old such as cultures, religious beliefs, philosophy and quantum physics. With his music, Cicatrixx aims to impart this knowledge in order to inspire and motivate anyone willing to listen. Says Cicatrixx: “South African music has huge potential. We just need to realise this and make sure we as artists focus on relaying meaningful messages. Producing music about ‘bling’, ‘cash’, ‘hoes’, weapons and violent acts glorifies intolerance and justifies disrespect and violence. Artists need to take full advantage of the platforms we’re given. We’re able to express, yet we share things that will set us back. Africa is my lady, and just as I do with any lady that’s not treated properly, I stand up for her. This is me standing up for Africa.”

Amsterdam-born rapper, Laszlo van Leeuwen AKA Cicatrixx (pronounced sick-uh-tricks), has yet another single to add to his music collection since breaking onto the music scene in 2006. His latest track, So Bad features local sensation, Chad Saaiman and is freely available for a limited time at www.facebook.com/cicatrixx.

So Bad was initially inspired by the industry’s infamous reference to beautiful females and the usual love connection. The first verse incorporates these elements but it became apparent that the track needed an unexpected flavour - the story needed a twist and it quickly changed direction. In the following verse, a pole dancer takes centre stage and Cicatrixx expresses how she is not respected and appreciated for whom she is, and that he is able to introduce her to a better life.

Cicatrixx is the eldest son to a third world project manager and a social worker, and spent most of his childhood travelling through Europe, Asia and Africa; he currently resides in the lively suburb of Somerset West in Cape Town.

Find Cicatrixx here: FB: www.facebook.com/cicatrixx TWITTER: @thecica ONLINE STORE: www.store.cicatrixx.net

INTERVIEW

BAND OF SKULLS

BY DANIELLE DE RAEDT

When they announced Band of Skulls as a headline act for Rocking The Daises I knew this was going to be a worldclass event that I could not resist. I was lucky enough to get in at their very short and sweet press conference. What was it like playing with The Dead Weathers and Black Rebel Motorcycle? The Dead Weathers was a very last minute add on .We got to play at The Round house in Camden, London which was an honour in itself. Playing with Dead Weathers was also great and of course playing with a band you look up to like Black Rebel. Watching them give not only a great performance every night but also an emotional one is everything you expect it to be. It was a great experience. Has the sound changed a lot for the new album, has it taken a new direction compared to your old stuff? Um , its kinda got similarities. In the past two or three years we have actually gotten better at playing .Its a tough one, we don’t know what your really going to make of it.

Are we going to hear more of Cold Fame or Death by Diamond and Pearls? Also why are you so hard to play on guitar hero? There is a terrible video of Matt and I trying to play really drunk. We embarrass ourselves a lot on that game. As for your first question, equally the same I would say .We have worked more together on this album in the sense of everyone has added their part to it. Someone’s melody, chorus, lyrics .We have all added to it. You guys are known for pulling stuff out of the hat. Since we are only allowed to film the first 3 songs can you give us a heads up? For the first three songs we will be doing our new songs. We thought we would just try it and do it and be confident about it. Website: www.bandofskulls.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/#!/bandof skulls Twitter: @BandofSkulls 21 October - 10 November 2011

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FRI 21 OCTOBER TRINITY FRIDAY WITH ROB TAYLOR TRINITY DISCOTHEQUE THE ASSEMBLY 7TH SON MERCURY LIVE GIRL’S NIGHT OUT ZULA BAR MUNGUS FUNGUS PURPLE TURTLE DIAMOND BACK BLUES BAND THE MELTING POT JESSE JORDAN BAND BERTIES MOORING SIXGUN GOSPEL + CRIMSON HOUSE BLUES G-SPOT LEISURE LOUNGE

SAT 22 OCTOBER JESSE JORDAN BAND THE THEATRE OBZ PSYCHO STOMPER PSYCHADELIC BALANCE *(SEE FB FOR DETAILS)

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SUN 23 OCTOBER ALBERT FROST TRIO BERTIES MOORING THE AKELIAN CIRCUS THE NAMELESS PUB

TWO BROKE TO PARTY ZULA BAR (DOWNSTAGE) SEARCH PARTY ASOKA JAM NIGHT HIDDEN CELLAR FIREFLIES OPEN MIC NIGHT TRINITY JOHN RUSSELL GROUP CRU CAFE OPEN MIC NIGHT BUCKLEY’S

WED 26 OCTOBER MON 24 OCTOBER THE WINDY CITY THE WAITING ROOM THE ACOUSTIK TURTLE PURPLE TURTLE BARLEYCORN MUSIC CLUB VILLAGER FOOTBALL CLUB JAZZ JAM SWINGER’S SIXGUN SESSIONS - SON OF A THOUSAND BLUES MERCURY LIVE

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BLUESTOWN SESSIONS MERCURY LIVE LADIES NIGHT GANDALF’S DOWN SOUTH JACK OFF DOWN SOUTH FOOD BAR

FRI 28 OCTOBER DAY.DIN TRINITY DAY OF THE DEAD FEAT WITNESS TO WOLVES + THE PITS VOOM VOOM

BASCORE! GANDALF’S

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WEDDING DJ’S + RAM JAM + DJ SIDESHOW PURPLE TURTLE

BICYCLE THIEF + HOLIDAY MURRAY + LA.VI MERCURY

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PARTY PEOPLE + SIMPHIWE DANA ZULA BAR

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3RD MINUTE EFFECT + GUESTS R.O.A.R

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THURS 27 OCTOBER

STONECOLLAR ACOUSTIC THE WAITING ROOM

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EKAPA UNDERGROUND HIP HOP PURPLE TURTLE

VAN COKE KARTEL BERTIES MOORING MUTHA FM LIVE BROADCAST THE NAMELESS PUB


SAT 29 OCTOBER DISASTERPEACE HALLOWEEN OUTDOOR FESTIVAL *(SEE FB FOR DETAILS) HELLFIRE BLUES + BARRECODE THE THEATRE OBZ WALK WITH THE WICKED + BULLET SCRIPT + NFANTERIA + WARINSANE PURPLE TURTLE RIPCORD OBZ CAFE HORROR HALLOWEEN FEAT. BASON LOUBSHER + MACHINERI + THE GREAT APES + DEAD LUCKY + PEACHY KEEN + MARSHAL1 MERCURY LIVE THE TIGER TIGER DUNGEON TIGER TIGER HALLOWEEN FEAT. WOODSTOCK MAFIA + MY FLAWLESS ENDING + BLACK MOSCOW + IMPERIUM OF MAN + ALL GUNS FULL AMO + SUIDERBEES + WITHDRAWN + LES COLOUR RED R.O.A.R DAN PATLANSKY CAPE FARMHOUSE

SUN 30 OCTOBER BOULEVARD BLUES BAND BERTIES MOORING

ALL IN ONE THE MELTING POT

TWO BROKE TO PARTY ZULA BAR (DOWNSTAGE)

THE AKELIAN CIRCUS THE NAMELESS PUB

HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS - SUNDAY BUFFET AZURE RESTAURANT R225 P/P

WED 2 NOVEMBER SEE YOU NEXT WEDNESDAY THE ASSEMBLY

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THE ACOUSTIK TURTLE PURPLE TURTLE THOMAS KRANE THE WAITING ROOM OBSESSIE MET ALS MERCURY LIVE BARLEYCORN MUSIC CLUB VILLAGER FOOTBALL CLUB JAZZ JAM SWINGER’S LISA ENGELBRECHT RECITAL RICHARD WAGNER SOCIETY SEAPOINT HALLOWEEN PARTY LEOPARD BAR

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THURS 3 NOVEMBER EKAPA UNDERGROUND HIP HOP PURPLE TURTLE

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MON 7 NOVEMBER

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TUE 8 NOVEMBER FIREFLIES OPEN MIC NIGHT TRINITY

BEACH PARTY MERCURY LIVE

TWO BROKE TO PARTY ZULA BAR (DOWNSTAGE)

MUNGUS FUNGUS PURPLE TURTLE

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DISCOTHEQUE THE ASSEMBLY

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SAT 5 NOVEMBER

STUDENT WEDNESDAY TRINITY

HOMEGROWN MERCURY LIVE

JOSIE FIELD MERCURY LIVE

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COMEDY NIGHT ARMCHAIR THEATRE EVERY SUNDAY MONDAYS COMEDY NIGHT ZULA (DOWNSTAGE) EVERY MONDAY FUNNY BONES COMEDY PURPLE TURTLE EVERY TUESDAY COMEDY NIGHTS AT THE TAVERN OLD BRIDGE TAVERN SOMERSET WEST EVERY FIRST AND LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH GODFREY JOHNSON WITH HORNS 6 NOV ON BROADWAY

JOHN CLEESE: ALIMONY TOUR 21 OCT - 23 OCT CTICC

THEATRE ROSE RED 9 NOV - 10 DEC KALK BAY THEATRE I KNOW HOW YOU SCREAMED LAST SCARY MOVIE 27 OCT - 5 NOV THEATRE IN THE DISTRICT

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THE BENEFICIARY 20 OCT - 5 NOV ARTSCAPE R60 - R80

LA TRAVIATA 11 OCT - 22 OCT ARTSCAPE

RHYTHM ESSENCE 24 OCT - 29 OCT ON BROADWAY

OTHER

DANCE INTERNATIONAL 22 OCT - 30 OCT ARTSCAPE

WHO OWNS THE CAPE TOWN HARBOUR TALK BY BILL SHEWELL TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL R195 P/P

AFRICA 101 AN AFRICAN ARTS CAMPUS 24 OCT - 29 OCT ARTSCAPE

PASSAGE: AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND POETRY 11 OCT - 24 OCT ARTSCAPE

CABOOSE 6 OCT - 22 OCT BAXTER - GOLDEN ARROW STUDIO SOLOMON AND MARION 27 OCT - 26 NOV BAXTER GOLDEN ARROW STUDIO CAPE TOWN CONCERT SERIES - ALESSANDRO TAVERNA (PIANO) SAT 22 OCT BAXTER - CONCERT HALL OFFBEAT BROADWAY 4 11 OCT - 29 OCT THEATRE ON THE BAY BORN THIS WAY 19 OCT - 22 OCT ON BROADWAY

SA HORROR FEST FILM FESTIVAL 28 OCT - 4 NOV LABIA

JAKE AIKMAN PROXIMITY 13 OCT - 30 NOV SMAC ART GALLERY

GORGALICIOUS 19 OCT - 22 OCT ROXY REVUER BAR GRAND WEST CASINO

MADAM ZINGARA’S 10 YEARS OF DREAMS 1 SEP - 31 DEC MADAM ZINGARA CENTURY CITY


KNYSNA PRODUCING AWESOME VIBES About four hours drive up the Garden Route lies the seaside town of Knysna. Famous in the past for its elephants and iconic Knysna Heads, the entrance from the ocean to the lagoon, it know plays more into oysters and scenic hikes around the vegetated forest. If you manage to make your way up there best hold out for a long weekend, as the drive is fairly long and the relaxed environment the town creates will make you crave that extra day in the area’s splendour. The lagoon of Knysna is where you want to be situated. Resorts such as Under Milkwood and Amanzi Island Lodge get you in close walking distance to the Heads and give you a fantastic view of the spread out aquatic playground. Oysters are a big attraction to people who visit the town, as they are farmed in Knysna. While you are there you have to delve into the fine tastes that come with slippery creatures. Fair enough, they might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but when in Knysna an oyster must be consumed. Restaurants that provide fantastic locations to enjoy a seafood experience are Quay Four, more toward the central part of town, or Easthead Cafe which put you within a stone’s throw of the Heads. If you hit Knysna during the warmer months then there are a variety of water sports that one can partake in on the Lagoon. The scenery is unbelievable and you won’t want to stay indoors when there is such a wonderful example of

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nature in the area to give you such thrills. Look out for the John Benn, a beautiful cruise ship that hosts a marvellous restaurant and gives you a 90 minute cruise around the lagoon. Featherbed is also a popular cruise that gets you further in touch with nature by taking you by ferry to the Milkwood Forest for a buffet lunch and returns you to your destination, all lasting a well spent 4 hours. Nightlife is also a draw to Knysna. Chilli Groove is a good place to start your evening. The vibe is relatively tame, as the mood calls for cocktails and comfortable couches. Sunsets are quite exquisite with the backdrop of the Lagoon and smooth cocktails are the best way to soak in the atmosphere. Tin Roof is a jamming spot that hosts the majority of bands that pass through the town and is the main attraction in terms of live music. Al’s is a club that makes use of DJ’s and electro which usually means it is the place you’ll end up if looking for a late night and a headache the following day. If you’ve still got this location as one of your absentees on your places to visit list then we suggest that you give it a bash. But like we said, two days is not enough when visiting Knysna, and planning needs to be done a bit in advance. If closer to Cape Town it would be our constant pick of places to spend your weekends.

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ITS PARTY TIME FOR STUDENTS ON BOARD MSC MELODY Students will now be able to enjoy the biggest party in the Atlantic Ocean on board the MSC Melody at special student fares during the upcoming 2011/12 cruise season. “These highly affordable fares are based on students sharing 4 berth cabins, but as the party never stops we find students are not often in their cabin” comments Allan Foggitt of MSC Starlight, “the rate allows students an exciting and viable alternative holiday option on board this huge floating resort” Fares include accommodation, 3 meals daily plus midnight snacks and entertainment ranges from floorshows and live bands to deck parties and the all night discotheque. Students can tailor make their cruise experience lazing in a deck chair enjoying the sun, pools and jacuzzis whilst sipping on one of the ships renowned cocktails during the day and as evening descends, or enjoying the on-board entertainment, casino and nightclub. The offer is valid for Students, aged 18–35, with cruise fares for the 2 night party cruises from just R 1240 per person if sharing an inside cabin, and R1460 per person for an ocean view cabin. The fare excludes mandatory port, insurance charges and service fees. The 2 night PARTY CRUISE departures are on 6 December, 13 January and 18 February MSC Melody returns to Cape Town on the 6th December 2011 and operates in South African waters until the 20th February 2011, with many departures fitting into the Student holiday timetables. The classic Italian cruise ship will operate a series of cruises out of Cape Town during her season, with cruise destinations including 2 night party cruises to nowhere, popular 3 night cruise to Mossel Bay and the 4 night cruise to Walvis Bay in Namibia MSC Melody is well known to the South African Public having operated in our waters during 5 previous seasons. She is designed to meet the highest standards of Italian style 36

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and sophistication, whilst offering a relaxed and informal cruiseship experience. With a capacity around 1,500 guests, MSC Melody creates a welcoming, almost intimate feel on board. Graceful public areas with high ceilings give MSC Melody a sense of openness and grandeur while the stylish staterooms are spacious and well-appointed. The ship’s retractable, transparent Magrodome allows guests to enjoy one of the swimming pools even if the skies cloud over. A large casino, full cinema, the discotheque, show lounges, her pubs, shops and spa are just some of the other features which make cruising on board such a fun experience Visit: www.msccruises.com/ www.mscstarlightcruises.co.za or Facebook : www.facebook.com/mscstarlight MSC Cruises is the world’s leading cruise company in the Mediterranean, South African and Brazilian markets and operates across the globe. Its modern fleet comprises eleven ships: MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia, MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia, MSC Opera, MSC Lirica, MSC Melody and MSC Magnifica, launched in March 2010. The fleet will increase in size with the addition of the MSC Divina in June 2012.The fleet cruises year-round in the Mediterranean and seasonally in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, North America and Canada, South America, the Indian Ocean and South and West Africa. MSC Cruises is the only company in the world to receive the “6 Golden Pearls” award from the Bureau Veritas in recognition of its high level of quality management and environmental responsibility. MSC has also achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certification for the quality and food safety of all aspects of its catering, both on shore and on board. MSC Cruises cares about the welfare of children, and as a responsible market leader believes in making a positive impact in the regions where it operates. To this end, the company recently forged a partnership with UNICEF to fund a community project aimed at providing disadvantaged children in Brazil with a quality education.


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WHERE NEXT FOR SA RUGBY?

All South Africans seem to agree that the Boks were unfairly dumped out of the Rugby World Cup 2011. And we aren’t the only ones. Even an Australian newspaper smelt a rat and reported Bryce Lawrence needed some touch ups in regards to the rule book of rugby. The British tabloids also thought it was a shocking display of officiating. So at least we’re all in agreement. The big issue facing SA rugby is that an era has ended in terms of the coach and certain players, and holes need to be filled. Peter de Villiers announced that he will not be re-applying for his coaching position when his contract expires in December, which will surely get people talking about who could take over the reins. There are the obvious options in our provincial coaches. Allister Coetzee, the Western Province and Stormers coach, would be high on the list of successors one would think. Since his appointment as head coach of the Stormers they haven’t failed to make the semi-finals of the Super 15, and have looked the best SA team, along with the ever present Blue Bulls. Jake White announced that he believed Coetzee should have taken over when he stepped down. Coetzee also knows the set up and what is required as he was one of White’s assistant coaches at the 2007 RWC. Rumours have also surfaced that Rassie Erasmus might be in line for the job. He has definitely proved his worth as a coach during his spell at Free State and the Stormers. Eddie Jones, the 2003 RWC Wallaby coach’s name has also appeared from the woodwork with a facebook petition gathering

momentum to convince SARU the Australian could be the man for the role. Some believe that there could be less politically motivated arguments with a foreigner at the helm. Two key players have also announced their retirement as Internationals. Former captain John Smit and vice captain Victor Matfield are hanging up their boots on the international stage, which leaves the door open for some young guns to claim the throne. Many are said to be backing Schalk Burger as he has shown great abilities as captain of his beloved Stormers. Juan Smith is also an obvious candidate, but will have to prove his fitness and commitment to oust the more than willing Burger. Andries Bekker will now probably find himself the main man in the lock department, while Bismarck du Plessis will finally have the no. 2 jersey he has been seeking for some time now. Fourie du Preez could also be a doubt for the future Bok outfit, as he will now head to Japan to ply his trade in the Japanese league. Francois Hougaard looks set to step into his desired position for club and country. This group of players might have been unjustly sent packing from the 2011 RWC but all the accolades combined prove that the country had some highly successful players playing their last International Tournament. As they say farewell to the green and gold jersey they can feel confident that their replacements appear more than capable of filling their shoes. Although the future is uncertain for SA rugby it is evident that with the youth coming through the ranks there is certainly hope for a new formidable era to be born.

MESSI THE DIFFERENCE-MAKER super stars, but this has not been the case in recent years. Although there are 11 players on a football team (and there are countless teams around the world) the media, and coaches alike, constantly attempt to brand a certain player the best in the world. Image by Americanistadechiapis

There are a few sportsmen over the years that have stood head and shoulders above their peers and gone on to recreate the history books. Cycling Lance Armstrong, golf Tiger Woods, Tennis Roger Federer, F1 Michael Schumacher, MotoGP Valentino Rossi, surfing Kelly Slater etc. As football is first and foremost a team sport it often makes it difficult for one name to stand out in a sport that has so many 38

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Cristiano Ronaldo managed to lay claim to that title in his Champions League winning year at Manchester United, and many thought that it could be a trend to continue for years to come. But the talented Portuguese winger has since been over shadowed by the explosive and immensely gifted Argentine that is Lionel Messi. La Pulga (The Flea) joined the club FC Barcelona at the age of 12 in the junior ranks, but such was his talent that he made his official debut for the first team at the age of 16. Although it was plain to see that Messi was brimming with potential and showed signs of stardom he never quite managed to get into a rhythm due to a string of injuries, the last prolific one being in 2008. The 2008 – 09 season was truly his coming of age, as he and Barcelona went on to win 6 trophies, including the


SPORT Champions League and Spanish La Liga. He also won every award possible, including the 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year, a feat he achieved the following season. Since the unbelievable 2008 – 09 season, Barcelona has won the Spanish League twice, and the Champions League again in 2010 – 11. It might be a team sport, but Messi has single handedly carved teams apart on a weekly basis. On the rare occasion when team coach Pep Guardiola leave Messi on the bench at the start of a game and the team appear to be struggling, heading either for a draw or a loss, Messi will come on and save the day by scoring the winning goal. The odd pundit who is pro Real Madrid might claim that Cristiano Ronaldo is the more complete footballer. There’s no doubting that Ronaldo is a fantastic player who scores plenty of goals, wowing fans and opponents, but Messi not only scores, he creates as many as he sinks into the back

of the net. His stats show that he is more of a team player than any player who has scored as many goals as he has. The scary thing is that Messi is still only 24. There is one trophy that still eludes him, the FIFA World Cup. He has come under criticism for not performing at the same level for the Argentinean National Team as he does for Barcelona, but when you’ve played with the same players around you every weekend for years one cannot be expected to be on instant telepathic terms with players who you play alongside a few times a year. Take nothing away from Barcelona, they have some wonderful players such as Xavi, Andreas Iniesta, David Villa, Gerard Pique, Carles Puyol and Cesc Fabregas, all part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Spanish winning team. But week in, week out, there is one player in the team, and throughout the world, that stands out, and could surely become known as the best footballer who ever lived. Lionel Messi.

EXTREME SPORTS OF THE CAPE The Cape Town region is full of adrenalin rushing activities to take part in. Whether it is on land, sea or the sky there is most definitely something for everyone. Here are just a selected few.

Sky:

Tandem sky diving is awesome for those who can stomach it. Just a 20 minute drive up the West Coast past Tableview lies the take off point. It provides the most unreal views to the peninsula and will more than likely have you wondering what else could ever give you such an extreme adrenalin rush. Microlite tours are also fantastic and a great way to soak in the majestic views of the Cape Town area. Not as manic as jumping out of a plane but definitely worth a try.

Sea:

One of the biggest draws in Cape Town is the chance people get to go face to face with a Great White Shark. There are many places along both coasts which provide facilities to give yourself the jaws experience, but none is better than False Bay, the world’s largest Great White Image by ctsnow

breading ground. Surfing and kite surfing are huge in the Western Cape. Surfing because Cape Town has countless locations boasting super swell, Llandudno and The Crayfish Factory to name a few, and kite surfing because the Cape is never short of wind and it is the modern day craze equivalent of wind surfing.

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Motocross is a fast and furious sport that seems unimaginable when you see what people can do while flying through the air on a motorbike. If you can get your hands on a decent crotch rocket and you fancy your chances of getting some hang time then head out to Killarney Motocross Track. Quad bikes are also welcome if you feel more comfortable on 4 wheels. Killarney also has a better known race car track that produces days of thunder on selected Saturday afternoons. Table Mountain creates a platform for climbers to have a ball. There are various companies that offer abseiling tours and guided rock climbing adventures. If you go solo remember to take someone with you. Watching 127 Hours should be enough motivation.


EVENT REVIEW

YOUNG SUPREME

BY ANELISA MANGCU

Matt Hichens, Fani Segerman and Rob Brink, the founders of Young Supreme found a gap in the local scene and that was a party strictly dedicated to hip-hop. First Held in January 2011, their main goal was to give talented musicians and Dj’s a platform to just play sets that were rigorously underground, and share the beauty of this genre with hip-hop heads and anyone else who wanted to be in such an atmosphere. Image by Young Supreme

Young Supreme, which is held at the much-loved Evol twice a month, has become a home to many who have a passion for music and especially hip-hop. If you not only love, but understand the hip-hop movement where you listen to the likes of Dj Premier, De La Soul, MS DOOM, Odd Future, Mos Def and Evidence then Young Supreme is the place for you.

The difference about Young Supreme is that it is all about the movement of hip-hop. This ‘come as you are’ party is a must and its only R20 to enter. One can find the usual Supremer getting down to the music or looking for a friend as they hear a song that they usually don’t hear at parties. It seems that the new and respected Young Supreme is the only thing one should be doing on a Saturday night. Location: Evol - Hectic on Hope l 69 Hope Street Gardens Next Party: 29th October Starts: 21:00pm – 04:00am Price: R20 Facebook page: www.facebook.com/youngsupreme1


SPOOKY HALLOWEEN TREATS

RECIPES

BY LATOYA MARIVATE

MINI MUMMY PIZZA FACES

Image by Kraftrecipes.com

INGREDIANTS

METHOD

250ml Flour 5ml Baking powder Pinch of salt 75ml Warm water 2 ½ tablespoons oil 15ml butter Tomato pesto Sliced black olives Grated or stringy mozzarella cheese 1 diced green pepper Pinch of Italian herbs

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Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a dry bowl. Mix warm water, oil, butter into a jug and add to dry ingredients mix and form a dough. Push down onto floured surface and get circular cookie cutter and cut out as many mini pizza bases as allowed and place onto a greased baking tray. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Spread tomato pesto evenly over the pizza bases, add the grated stringy mozzarella in a continuous cross formation, add two sliced olives for eyes and fill with diced green peppers Sprinkle small amount of garlic and Italian herbs for flavour and garnish Place in oven for 10-15 minutes and serve.

STICKY TANGY PORK RIBS INGREDIANTS

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1.6 kg pork rib racks Marinade: 1 tin crushed pineapple 60ml fruity chutney 250ml orange juice 60ml soy sauce 3 chillies chopped 1tsp crushed ginger 60ml honey 1tsp white pepper 1 chopped onion Pinch of salt

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Stir all marinade ingredients together in a jug. Pour marinade onto ribs in a pan and leave overnight in the fridge. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Roast ribs in marinade for 45 minutes. Remove ribs from oven and pour liquid into a pot, return ribs back into oven to roast. Place marinade over a medium heat till its thick and syrupy. Once ribs are cooked drizzle marinade syrup over and serve. Can be served with fresh green salad.

PUMPKIN PIE INGREDIANTS

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11/4 pumpkin puree ¾ cup sugar ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground ginger 1tsp ground cinnamon 5ml flour 2 eggs lightly beaten 250ml Ideal evaporated milk 2 tablespoon water ½ tsp vanilla essence 1 ready to cook pastry shell Whipped cream

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Combine pumpkin, salt, sugar, spices and flour together in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, evaporated milk water and essence together. Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients together and mix well together. Pre-heat oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Add mixture into readymade pastry shell and let bake in oven for 5 minutes. Decrease temperature to 175 degree Celsius for 35 minutes, or until pie is set. Serve with whipped cream and enjoy. 21 October - 10 November 2011

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COCKTAIL REVIEW JAMAICA ME CRAZY - SATURDAY COCKTAILS FOR SURE! We say it a lot, but we just can’t stop rejoicing the return of the summer sun, bringing with it warm and sultry evenings. As dusk falls with favourable temperatures, Capetonians tend to look out for fantastic venues to sink cool beverages and grab a bite before they set off on their evening to indulge in the city’s clubs and bars. One such venue that provides the perfect platform for a Saturday evening is Woodstock’s Jamaica Me Crazy.

Love (Malibu, Captain Morgan Rum, Amaretto, pineapple and cranberry juice) and the refreshing Strawberry Daiquiri (blended strawberries and Bacardi Rum). As the whole of Saturdays is happy hour, the R16.00 price of each of these blends keeps you going and makes you realise that the food menu looks rather inviting to absorb the core of the alcohol.

Cocktails usually fall in a higher price category than your average beer or wine spritzer, but if you land at Jamaica Me Crazy on a Saturday you’ll find yourself in an all day happy hour, with cocktails going for R16.00. As you walk into the venue the greeting is pleasant and friendly, made all the more welcoming by chilled reggae sounding from the speakers. On a warm Cape Town evening make your way up the stairs to the outside sitting area, which has an awesome view looking out towards Table Bay and the Cape Winelands.

Staying true to the Caribbean vibe the food menu offers a wide selection of authentic Jamaican dishes, standing out most visibly the Crazy Goat Curry, extremely popular of the small tropical island. Devoured at our table was a large, standardized sized Caribbean Pizza, consisting of pineapple, mushroom and ham. Having a lovely thin crust, and generous with its toppings it equals that of a pizza produced in an Italian restaurant. Also consumed was a Feta and Prawn Pasta, cooked in a tomato, thyme and white wine sauce and sprinkled with fresh olives. The pasta sauce and fillings done to a subtle and smooth perfection.

Once seated there’s only one way forward, and that’s via the cocktail menu. Mixtures that stood out and hit the spot were the Hurricane (Bacardi Rum, Spiced Gold, Blue Curacao, Passion fruit, lime, lemon and lemonade), Dark and Stormy (Captain Morgan Rum, Ginger Beer and lime), One

After dinner we had found our best suited Cocktail, and couldn’t quite bring ourselves to leave until we’d had at least a few more. All round a very relaxed and well priced evening that delivers superb flavours and a great environment. Definitely a must if never visited.

CAFE REVIEW

ROYALE EATERY

BY LATOYA MARIVATE

Great ambience, company and most importantly mouth watering food is what Royale Eatery is all about. Nestled in the buzz of Long Street, Royale is eclectic and different in every way imaginable. Greeted by a waitress in a colourful apron that reminds me of my grandmother’s many aprons that she has, I already feel at home and perhaps a little nostalgic.

Location: 273 Long Street, Cape Town Open Monday to Saturday From 12:00pm till 23:30 pm Follow Royale on Twitter and join their Facebook group Web page: www.royaleeatery.com

From 4-6pm is the weekly Royale special, any classic burger served with an assortment of fries, whether it is sweet potato you’re into or normal fries or wedges, they have it all.

CARTOON by Vian Oelofsen/SPARX

Image by Latoya Marivate

With over 50 burgers to choose from I decide to have a chicken Bop Bop served with a mix of fries. The meal is amazing, soft sesame seed bun with a juicy chicken fillet on a bed of fresh quality produce and my day is made. So if you’re wondering where to take your date on Halloween night I have a feeling, Royale might just be a fitting place to dine.


PUZZLES 29. The time when 36 down come out. 30. What kids say on 38 across. 31. Something that haunts houses. 36. A monster that changes from human to wolf. 37. Makes me scared, gives me the _________. 42. A monster from space. 43. opp good. 44. Frighten. 47. A night bird.

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Down 1. What children get at Halloween. 2. Flying animal found in 25 across. 3. The kind of bullet you need to kill a werewolf. 4. A place with many tombstones.

5. Where you get 31 across. 6. The weather around 25 across. 8. The walking corpse. 9. The colour of 28 down. 10. Dracula. 13. You can hear these in the hallways of a haunted house at night. 15. Little animals with long tales.

17. This wears a patch and has a sword. 19. This wears bright colourful clothing. 20. A big black pot that witches use to make potions. 23. The kind of light that 10 down hates. 26. The monster ______ the stairs. 28. What 10 down drink.

1. These are found in the corners and ceilings of a haunted house. 7. 18 across pet (5,3) 11. Bloody and gross. 12. A monster made from bones. 14. A monster from Egypt. 16. Another word for scary. 18. She wears black clothes and rides on a broom. 21. It looks like a mouse but much bigger. 22. Whats kids wear on Halloween. 24. The creatures that makes 1 across. 25. Have a ghost inside. 27. The cyclops has one. 31. What you get on your skin when you are scared. 32. These slam shut or creek open. 33. 18 across ride these. 34. 10 down hate this. 35. Strange. 38. October 31st. 39. What a 31 down says. 40. A big black bird. 41. A monster with stitches on his face. 45. What children carve. 46. The month of 38 across. 48. Sharp teeth.

TRIVIAL PURSUIT - HALLOWEEN 1) Which country celebrates the Day of the Dead starting at midnight Oct 31? 2) The ancient celts used which vegetale to carve their jack o’lanterns? 3) An old superstition states that is a black cat of which colour crosses your path, it is an omen of bad luck? 4) According to superstition, what does it mean if you see a spider on a Halloween? 5) According to superstition, what should you do if you want to see a witch? 6) The ancient celts began the tradition of wearing masks and 21 October - 10 November 2011

costumes on halloween, why? 7) According to superstition, on Halloween night, owls would swoop down and feast on the souls of the dying. How would you protect yourself from hungry owls? 8) It was believed that on Halloween, spirits and evil creatures roamed the earth, how would you protect yourself? 9) According to superstition, a person born on Halloween has what particular ability? 10) Halloween originated as a Pagan Festival known as? URBAN EDGE MAGAZINE

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TRUE NATURE INITIATIVE

A PRODUCER IN A SUPERFICIAL INDUSTRY TRYING TO GIVE BACK TO THE WORLD. THE JACK MANTIS BAND LAUNCHES 2 MUSIC VIDEOS FOR CHARITY The Initiative is launching the first of 2 music videos this month. Proceeds will be going to My Life youth development organization, to help build a village for street kids. www.mylife.org.za

When aiming at having a career that helps improve people’s lives, working with emaciated models, egotistical directors and demanding line producers, who think that shooting a washing powder commercial is as serious as brain surgery, it was tough to believe that production was the right path for Debbie Bacher. After several attempts to transition into a more meaningful line of work, Debbie realised that production loved her, and so, embraced the reality of what was on offer, and, after 14 successful years in the industry, has launched True Nature Initiatives. True Nature Initiatives was born out of the desire to enable people to share their stories. The triumphs, tribulations & realisations that make up this crazy web of experiences called LIFE.

Go To Sleep – Directed by: Charl Vd Merwe, was created to raise the awareness of homelessness in our country and to be a visual aid for this plight. *Four of the street kids featured in the video have subsequently died on the streets since the making of this video* To hear the track “Go To Sleep” tune in on www.thejackmantisband.com The launch is on the 29th October at Tafelberg Tavern. Video Screening at 9pm. The Jack Mantis Band will be performing live at 10pm. All are welcome! Booking is essential as seats are limited. For bookings, please email thejackmantisband@gmail.com Soul Fire is in pre production and incorporates an exciting graffiti art collaboration with the infamous Mantis, Mak 1 and Falco. Directed by Casey Bertie, this moving story guarantees to push the envelope with a creative twist! 70% of the production expense has been covered! The video is slated to be shot early November. Watch out for launch information in Urban Edge’s November publication.

The initiative aims at bringing all the necessary elements together in order produce social awareness projects… A merging of the corporate, artist and charity. The Initiative is looking for corporate sponsors who are interested in becoming patrons of the arts & music, who together will fund projects to help raise money for charities in South Africa. “We aim at working with charities that run programs for child development in impoverished areas. However, if a corporate sponsor has a charity they would like us to develop an awareness campaign around, we have the knowledge and creative contacts to produce very poignant projects”

A CALL TO ALL ARTISTS!!

The initiative remained a dream, until it was kicked into gear by Debbie’s good friend: singer and graffiti artist Jack Mantis.His passion for art, music and charity, linked with Debbie’s production knowledge and desire to give back, set the wheels in motion for the Art For Awareness Fund.

We would love you to portray what “true nature” means to you. The artwork should be a high resolution pdf. that needs to conform to the size specs of our wordpress site. Those artists whose work we connect with, will be represented on our site. Help us make this platform a place of freedom of expression! http://truenatureinitiatives.wordpress.com Please email submissions to truenatureinitiatives@gmail. com

“Visual media & song have such a powerful influence on our lives. We intend to create meaningful bodies of work that will reach as many individuals as possible, in hope that it will have a positive impact on their lives”

We all have the responsibility to help those in need & the ability to change people’s lives. Whether it is through giving money, your time, or sharing your talents so we can create & complete worthy projects, the power lies with you.

The ‘ART FOR AWARENESS’ Fund

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GIVE RESPONSIBLY CAMPAIGN

CAUSE

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS THAT HELP DESTITUTE PEOPLE TO CHANGE THEIR LIVES. In support of the ‘Give Responsibly’ campaign and International Homeless Day, here is a list of NGOs that operate in the Central City: The Carpenter’s Shop provides rehabilitation services and skills training for adults. They urgently need warm clothing for men in particular (pants sized 28 to 32, shoes sized 5 to 10, as well as jackets and caps), clothing for women (clothes sized 28 to 34, shoes sized 3 to 6) as well as computers. Clients of theirs also need sponsorship for their studies. 14A Roeland St T: 021 461 5508 www.tcs.org.za

Aligning with International Homeless Day on 10 October 2011, the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) took to the streets to create awareness of and bolster support for their year-round campaign ‘Give Responsibly’. The campaign encourages citizens to support organisations that help destitute people to change their lives. In an ongoing effort to facilitate positive change, the CCID is encouraging the public to channel their donations to these organisations, rather than giving directly to people begging on the streets. Says Central City Improvement District COO Tasso Evangelinos, “The CCID, in partnership with The City of Cape Town, cares deeply about creating viable solutions to the social problems within the city centre. It is important for people to realise that issuing a hand-out to beggars is harmful in many ways and perpetuates their lifestyle on the streets, promoting begging as a life-long career. That’s why we encourage people to Give Responsibly. We have aligned ourselves with partner NGOs whose work entails more long-term solutions, like rehabilitating people from a life on the streets and, in as many cases as possible, reintegrating them back into society. The focus from all fronts is to provide a sustainable alternative to poverty and dependency, and to channel funds to the NGOs who are doing great work in this regard.”

The Haven helps get the homeless to a home. They are in need of men’s clothing (socks, shoes, pants and beanies) and jackets and jerseys for men and women, as well as tinned food and ingredients for soup. 2 Napier Street, Green Point T: 021 425 4700 www.haven.org.za The Homestead provides residential care and family integration for boys. They’re in need of long pants and warm tops (sizes 9/10 to medium) and shoes (sizes 3 to 8) for their boys, and well as a general handyman who is willing to give of their time and expertise. 150 Strand Street T: 021 419 9763 www.homestead.org.za Straatwerk is a faith-based organisation that gives work to the poor and homeless people in Cape Town, while providing the Central City with street sweeping and other services. 18 Roeland Street T: 021 425 0140 www.straatwerk.org.za Ons Plek provides residential care while undertaking a reunification process for girls. 4 Albertus Street T: 021 465 4829 www.onsplek.org.za

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The CCID’s Social Development Manager, Pat Eddy adds, ‘The CCID is constantly finding ways to track sustainable solutions to assist these individuals, especially as direct hand-outs are often not even used for basic essentials like food, clothing and shelter. Direct hand-outs do not afford the person any sense of dignity. If you are able to make large amounts of money on a daily basis by begging, you are certainly not motivated to move from the streets. We need to concentrate on providing the necessary skills and support to look at permanent employment opportunities for these individuals.’

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CHARITY/ NGO

WOLA NANI

Cavendish Square launches first pop-up store with AIDS charity Wola Nani Products to be launched and exclusively available at the Cavendish Square store include paper-mache bangles in an African print, “eyes design” as well as the introduction of the “Sea-farer” pattern paper-mache bowl. The store will also offer Wola Nani’s other best-selling handcrafted product ranges that include home accessories, bead work and jewellery. These products ranges can also be previewed at www.wolanani.co.za. Brenda Bibby, Centre Manager of Cavendish Square said, “As World AIDS Day is marked in December, we are supporting the work of Wola Nani by providing them with a retail outlet in Cape Town’s foremost mall during peak shopping season. We are thrilled to offer them a pop-up shop where they can showcase their wonderful designs and colourful products; providing our shoppers with unique and distinctive lines not available anywhere else. These products are ideal as Christmas presents and make great gifts because proceeds go towards a good cause.”

Cavendish Square will unveil its first pop-up store this holiday season offering a variety of exclusive product lines created by the women crafters of NGO Wola Nani.

Through its Income Generation Programme, Wola Nani helps its women crafters develop a skill and earn a sustainable and regular income with dignity. In addition to the hand-crafted products on sale, the Wola Nani shop will also house a selection of cult, classic and collectible books, CDs and DVDs sold to beneficiate the organization. The store will open on Friday, November 25 in Cavendish Square shopping centre and will continue throughout the holiday period.

Wola Nani, which is Xhosa for ‘embrace’, was established in 1994 and supports women, orphans and vulnerable children infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

For further enquiries about the Wola Nani pop-up store, contact Mark on 083 342 2261, (021) 424 0497 or mark@ wellread-books.com

AWARENESS

GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY

15 October was Global Handwashing Day and another timely reminder of how this simple and often overlooked, hygiene habit could save the lives of thousands of South Africans — especially children under the age of 5. Reports suggest that as many as 22 500 of these vulnerable youngsters die from preventable communicable diseases every year. “Global Handwashing Day is an especially important commemoration here in South Africa, where poor hygiene contributes to the spread of preventable illnesses like diarrhoea and our high child mortality rate,” confirms Dr Kgosi Letlape, President of the Africa Medical Association (AfMA) and a member of the Global Hygiene Council. Global Handwashing Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of proper and frequent hand washing with soap. This hygiene habit is seldom practised in the communities it would benefit most, even though it has been 48

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shown to be an extremely effective and inexpensive way of preventing diarrhoea and acute respiratory infections, including pneumonia and TB. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates, at least 3.5 million children under the age of 5 years are still dying every year from diarrhoea and acute lower respiratory-tract infections, the majority of these deaths occurring in developing countries, including South Africa. These largely preventable deaths continue to contribute to South Africa’s alarmingly high under-five child mortality rate. While accurate statistics remain hard to come by, projections by UNICEF (part of the UN mortality group), which follow the same trend as estimates from the Actuarial Society of South Africa’s 2003 model, suggest that the rate in 2008 was 67 deaths per 1 000 children. “This rate is still far too high,” agrees Dr Letlape. “Unfortunately, we seem to be slipping backwards and losing ground


against these important health markers. We have got to get these numbers down. Part of the issue relating to this is HIV/AIDS, of course, but we are also experiencing a plague of diarrhoea and other infectious diseases that we know we can reduce through improved hygiene methods.” Proper, frequent handwashing with soap helps to prevent communicable diseases like diarrhoea and acute respiratory infections by removing pathogens (disease causing micro-organisms like bacteria and viruses) that are found on hands. As part of its activities around Global Handwashing Day and confirmation of its ongoing commitment to the health of South African children, Dettol will be donating R1 from every Dettol Liquid hand wash sold between 15 September and 31 October 2011 to the Children’s Hospital Trust, fundraiser for the RedCross WarMemorial Children’s Hospital and Paediatric Healthcare in the Western Cape. “It is the only specialist hospital in southern Africa dedicated entirely to children, making it an obvious, complementary addition to our other home and personal hygiene initiatives, such as the Eve Graham Government Hospital Programme and Dettol Roadshow,” explains Bevan Lewis, senior brand manager of Dettol South Africa. “We are delighted to be able to support it through the Children’s Hospital Trust and to help raise funds to upgrade the hospital’s B1 and B2 wards, which will further improve the care it is able to provide children with illnesses such as diarrhoea, pneumonia, TB and HIV.”

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SUDOKU

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