The popularity of the TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures exhibition at Silverstar’s new entertainment venue, The Globe, continues to grow. Since the exhibition opened in early December 2014, over 50 000 visitors have experienced the wonders of Tutankhamun’s tomb in this captivating exhibition that offers visitors of all ages the unique opportunity to experience the treasures of the tomb at their moment of discovery.
To cater for the demand for tickets, the closing date for the exhibition is extended to 12 April. “We unfortunately cannot extend the exhibition closing date past 12 April 2015 and therefore stress the urgency for visitors to book now to avoid disappointment,” says Tyrone Thöle of Great World Exhibitions, the company that together with partners SC Exhibitions (Germany) and Silverstar brought this highly acclaimed international exhibition to South Africa and the continent for the first time.
TUTANKHAMUN offers families a truly exceptional experience as they are guided through the exploration “journey” with the help of an audio guide (included in the ticket price). The audio guide is available in an adult and a child version, which makes the experience informative, enjoyable and fulfilling for the whole family. As with all facilities at Silverstar, the exhibition is open seven days a week, even during load shedding.
It takes about two hours to walk through the exhibition, although many visitors stay for longer. There’s a shop carrying official programmes, mementos made in Egypt and other quality merchandise. The fascinating “King Tut” exhibition at Silverstar is a not-to-be-missed educational and entertaining outing. Remember, the April school holidays are just weeks away, so book now, before the exhibition closes on 12 April 2015 via www.tut-exhibition.co.za
Ticket prices (incl. use of audio guide): Adults: R160 Seniors (60+ years) & Students: R120 Children (6 to 18 years): R100 Children under 6 years: Free
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carbonTRACK’s energy monitoring, control and saving device has won the prestigious Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) ICT 2014 Innovation Hub Award for its remarkable potential for households and the greater electricity grid to improve energy efficiency, according to Lufuno Ramabulana, a specialist at the Innovation Hub’s Innovation Strategy Projects and manager of GAP ICT.
“This year the GAP ICT competition attracted about 90 entries, of which we shortlisted 15 products,” says Ramabulana.
Ramabulana says carbonTRACK was a clear winner. “There was something special about the carbonTRACK team. They have a real passion for what they are doing. Anyone can use technology, but they have a strong entrepreneurial drive. They also showed great participation throughout the programme and were keen to learn and gain insight from others in the programme.” He says the carbonTRACK technology has tremendous potential to have an impact on energy consumption in the country.
DDG Department of Science and Technology - Mr Mmboneni Muofhe, CEO of CPSI Centre for Public Service Innovation, Ms Thuli Radebe, Irvan Damon – carbonTRACK, CEO of TIHMC The Innovation Hub Management Company – Mclean Sibanda
The recipient of the ICT category award, carbonTRACK is a ‘proudly South African’ company manufacturing an intelligent SABS-approved energy device that enables consumers to reduce their power costs. Explains Irvan Damon, MD of carbonTRACK, “Energy consumption represents a large proportion of our carbon footprint and is characterised by continually increasing costs with ongoing price hikes. The carbonTRACK smart energy management device is installed in a consumer’s home or business and connected to the distribution board. It monitors and controls heavy energy loads such as the pool, geyser, or air conditioning, or the entire house, and can manage the energy consumption in that home, advising householders how to reduce their carbon footprint – by email, app push notifications, or the user interface.”
Damon adds that the carbonTRACK device allows consumers to take advantage of direct savings by better monitoring their household energy usage.
A real marketing strength of carbonTRACK is the ability to tailor the alert messages – which are custom alerts and advisory content sent to a smart phone, tablet or desktop. carbonTRACK learns habits and can adjust appliance use, or send an alert, such as when a geyser is about to flood or fail. Householders or business owners can then adjust usage remotely using the user interface.
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Your wedding day should be one of the most romatnic, exciting and unforgettable days of your life and the Wedding Expo® taking place on the 14th and 15th March 2015 at the dome in Northgate, is the place to visit to transform your wedding into that extraordinary experience.
Planning a wedding is more than just a dress, a cake and a fabulous reception. What you’re planning needs to be as special as you wish the rest of your life to be. Your wedding is about love, romance, commitment; it’s about having the people close to you witness your union and your dedication to one another. Witness your ‘Happily Ever After’!
The Wedding Expo® understands this and works tirelessly to bring the most comprehensive and creative bridal exhibitors to showcase their wares and services all under one roof and all with one aim – to assist soon-to-be-newlyweds in making their dream wedding a reality - without all of the stress.
A new feature to this year’s Expo is aptly named ‘Make Me a Bride’ where lucky volunteers will be transformed into a beautiful bride with hair, makeup and a wedding gown! During their makeover, they will receive key advice from the specialists doing the makeover and a leading stylist. There will be 3 slots each day where visitors to The Wedding Expo® will get the opportunity to see the fabulous change when our make over bride appears on the fashion ramp to show off! A few lucky visitors will also stand a chance to receive a VIP invitation to the all-new Wedding Inspirations stand where they will get the opportunity to ‘walk into the magazine.
The inspiring daily fashion shows offer visitors the opportunity to grab a seat in the front row and catch a glimpse of the latest and most beautiful bridal trends in wedding apparel for both brides and grooms. From couture designers to ready to wear labels, there is sure to be something for every taste.
Make a date to attend the Wedding Expo® - it will go a long way to ensuring that your wedding day is the extraordinary experience that you always hoped for.
Date: 14th and 15th March 2015
Venue: Coca-Cola dome, Northgate, Johannesburg
Cost: R120.00 per person
Fashion shows: 11h30, 12h30 and 14h30 daily
Competition draws: 11h30, 12h30 and 14h30 daily
Successful author and illustrator team Alan Glass and Sandy Lightley have collaborated once again to bring you Oliver’s Outline. They have worked together since 2004 with Ed Jordan and Paul Choritz on the highly acclaimed and award-winning children’s book and music series, Beautiful Creatures.
Together with Ed Jordan, Alan has released 7 albums and achieved platinum and four gold albums in South Africa together with two SAMA nominees for their efforts and a Naledi Award for the musical theatre production of Beautiful Creatures which took to the stage in 2010.
They have release three children's books, "Mafutha The Elephant", "Imvubu the Happiest Hippo" and "Lucas the Lazy Lion" with a fourth book in the pipeline.
Alan's latest offering, "Oliver's Outline" is in stores now and the perfect read for young children aged 3 to 6 years old and a delight for parents to share with their little ones.
‘Your outline is somewhere out there where you seek.
It is waiting for you right now as we speak.’ ~ From Oliver’s Outline
Like many children and adults, Oliver has to face his fears and anxiety. He believes that all his problems would lessen if he had an outline.
With encouragement from his parents, Oliver goes on a journey of self-discovery, only to realise that his outline was there all along. In order to see it, he has to learn to recognise his strengths, live in the present and believe in himself.
Oliver's Outline is available at most bookstores and online through Kalahari and other sites.
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