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There is just something phenomenal about live events, the lights, the sound, the atmosphere,everything coming together smoothly……this is probably the best feeling for an artist.

Daughtry set Grandwest alight (not literally although it looks like it in the picture – my bad, new phone sponsorship *hint*). 13 years in the industry and just released there 5th album they were awesome. The mixture of old and new songs flowed seamlessly and the best part of it all was that you could feel that they were enjoying themselves. Cape Town is amazing and we love good music.

The opening act, Jesse Clegg warmed the stage up nicely, wow this guy can sing…….I hope to see more of his live shows in future. We have great South African musicians doing well abroad which is inspiring. You can throw our people in the DEEP END and we will swim, we have real BACKBONE. South Africa has talent.

The song choice from Daughtry was cool and each member of the band had time to shine….but it was lead singer Chris Daughtry who held it all together. The Grand Arena felt like a Rattling Cage with the noise from the crowd singing together to each song. When we thought it was over they came out again and felt like they did not want to LEAVE THIS TOWN.

South Africa knows how to make people feel like they are HOME – I love this city and it’s people, I am sure the band felt the love too.

I have no regrets in attending this concert, it is all about living in the moment….WHAT ABOUT NOW, IT’S NOT OVER…..there is no time like the present unless YOU WAITING FOR SUPERMAN.

That’s it from me let me wave the WHITE FLAG, peace out….much love.

Thank you to everyone involved in bringing us these awesome live acts.

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Open Street Fever

Have you noticed that the lady has stopped apologising for the delay in trains at Salt River Station…..this doesn’t mean there are no more delays uh OH NO NO NO, I think she just realised we are already gatvol.

I wonder if people know that October is Transport Month, with petrol prices skyrocketing….the Taxi industry soma confused with the calculation of fares daar is ‘n verskil tussen die prys in ‘n Bellville Taxi en ‘n Kensington Taxi maar ons almal gaan mos Kaap toe.

Are there even Golden Arrow Busses anymore?…..Gone are the golden days I guess dis nou MyCiti, I recently saw that they are expanding the routes maar daar is nog altyd mense wat strike.

Enough with this morose mood, I still enjoy taking public transport even with all it’s issues. Drastic action is need for a turn-around strategy and I hope to see improvement in the near future….the technology aspect is cool though twitter keep us up to date on the MyCiti busses and Metro Rail.

To end off this transport month the Streets of Woodstock will be Open on the 28 October 2018 between 09:00 – 14:00 stretching between Sir Lowry and Victoria Roads, between Russel Street and Roodebloem Road. As always alternative transport is encouraged….walk, skate, crawl, skip, cycle, run and laugh your way through an awesome vibe.

Open Streets are always a fun-filled day for the whole family, an integrated space to explore our city without the exhaust fumes, noise and dodging cars. There will be many activities and people to meet on the day so get out to Woodstock on Sunday and have some fun in the sun.

The 2018/19 Streets are finally OPEN.

For more info follow the streets…I mean link https://openstreets.org.za/

THE CANNABIS EXPO HEADS TO SOUTH AFRICA

Historic event takes place December 2018 at Time Square, Pretoria

Pretoria, South Africa – Cannabis is big business. The versatile cannabis plant, which has a huge variety of uses, is making waves globally in industries across the business spectrum. The last few years have seen a massive increase in the number of businesses and medical professionals in South Africa getting involved with cannabis-related products, and with attitudes and legislation changing globally around the plant, cannabis is one of the most exciting and fastest-growing industries to be in.

Today it was announced that The Cannabis Expo, a trade and consumer exhibition dedicated to the cannabis industry, has been launched in South Africa. The Cannabis Expo 2018 takes place at Time Square in Menlyn, Pretoria from 13 to 16 December. The historic event will be hosted annually around the country, moving to Cape Town, Durban and back to the capital city later in 2019.

“Internationally, every major country hosts annual cannabis expos that attract tens of thousands of people each, from the USA to Germany to Australia to name a few. Now The Cannabis Expo is heading to South Africa,” says expo director of sales, Sarah Howarth. “The cannabis industry is exploding, and The Cannabis Expo provides the perfect platform for international and local medical health professionals, agricultural providers and lifestyle brands to engage with industry experts and the public around this versatile plant.”

The Cannabis Expo includes an exhibitor hall, networking and entertainment spaces as well as featuring a convention stage and workshop hosting local and international experts from across the industry. It is the largest exhibition of its kind on the African continent, and due to a number of reasons, such as this country’s liberal laws, geographic climate, population demographic and the wide array of cultures, South Africa is expected to become one of the largest cannabis industry marketplaces in the world.

“The opportunities within the industry are endless, however up until now, there hasn’t been a central place for cannabis-related products to be marketed, and for education and information around cannabis to be shared. The Cannabis Expo provides a perfect platform and opportunity for businesses and interested parties within the industry,” states Howarth.
The cannabis industry has seen unrivalled interest and growth globally, with Africa already playing an integral part of the success. Now with the launch of The Cannabis Expo, and on the back of the recent High Court ruling regarding the use of cannabis in South Africa, Africa is bounding ahead with this global movement.

With such a variety of cannabis-related products and services already legally on the market, The Cannabis Expo will host businesses and professionals from all sectors of the industry: healthcare, medicinal, growing, harvesting and processing technologies, product retailers and innovators, legislation groups and government departments.

From the convention stage at The Cannabis Expo, experts will talk about healthcare, policy, legislation, and other cannabis-related topics. Medical talks will be aimed at healthcare providers and patients and cover a variety of topics like cannabis cultivation and extraction, as well as the endocannabinoid system, and its clinical and therapeutic implications. The Cannabis Expo offers a platform where people can access the industry and its products, and the public can learn about cannabis-based medicine and other cannabis products.

The Cannabis Expo 2018 takes place in the new and impressive The Maslow Time Square, in Menlyn, Pretoria. A top Sun International casino and entertainment destination, Time Square attracts thousands of people through its doors every day thanks to its central and easilyaccessible location and myriad entertainment, dining, hospitality and conferencing offerings.

Interested businesses and professionals can now book exhibitor space and confirm their participation in The Cannabis Expo 2018, taking place from 13-16 December 2018. Visit: www.TheCannabisExpo.co.za for more information. Sarah Howarth can be reached on +27 79 557 1555