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This Women’s Month the Market Theatre will highlight the contributions and impact that Florence Phillips had in building a greater understanding of art with early-Johannesburg and its contemporary society. It was her philanthropic nature which endeared her to both the world of artists and public alike. Florence was a woman of exceptional strength, passion, and character to have been able to promote and celebrate local and international artists and to persevere in building them a home at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG).
Too often the women like Florence were unsung heroes and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, and strength they possessed created indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision from. The story of our early pioneers can be used in a creative way to engage and inspire the public, including the next generation of woman pioneers.
In the world-premiere of Florence, a one-person play directed by Greg Homann, playwright Myer Taub playfully experiments with time, place, language, and form to explore our contemporary moment. A disgruntled actress meets over lunch in a fancy restaurant with a playwright about the new work he has written that places Florence Phillips as a ghost at the Joubert Park fence outside the Johannesburg Art Gallery. While considering whether she will play the role, the actress imagines what it would mean to portray a dead white colonial figure today whose legacy and value is both contested and forgotten.
Starring Leila Henriques, the world-of-the-play moves across over 100 years of Johannesburg history revealing a city that captures a struggle for recognition, renewal, unrequited love, hope, and prosperity. Homann says, “The politics of staging a play today that centres on the life of a white colonial figure is a complicated business, but that’s exactly what makes this play appealing to me – the playwright is not trying to place anyone on a pedestal, rather Taub is asking questions about what we value, how we think about history, and what we see as relevant or not.”
This dynamic trio of Taub, Homann, and Henriques have been brought together by the Artistic Director of the Market Theatre, James Ngcobo has also brought in Johannesburg based-sculptor, Richard Forbes, to design the set for the production. Award winning lighting designer, Nomvula Molepo, will light the show with costumes by Karabo Legoabe and Nthabiseng Mokone, and sound design by Ntuthuko Mbuyazi.
Paul Duncan in Hidden Johannesburg said “visiting Joburg for its history is like attending a peepshow; the tantalizing glimpses are never as satisfying as they should be. Rapid changes in the city’s short 130-year history have meant that the cityscape’s appearance never tells the full story. You still have to dig to uncover gold here”.
Dorothea Sarah Florence Alexandra, Lady Phillips (née Ortlepp; 14 June 1863 – 23 August 1940) was a South African art patroness and promoter of indigenous culture. She was married to Sir Lionel Phillips, 1st Baronet, a mining magnate and politician and was most commonly known as Florence, her middle name.
She started acquiring paintings with a view to eventually founding an art gallery, which after many difficulties took shape as the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG). She played a leading role in projects aimed at cultivating and preserving the local artistic heritage. She headed a movement to preserve and restore the Koopmans-De Wet House in Cape Town and was an enthusiastic collector of Africana furniture, both for her own home and public institutions. She was instrumental, with Prof. G.E. Pearse, in establishing a Faculty of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand. Florence devoted her time to encouraging the preservation of national heritage culture and artefacts.
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Springs ‘house of horror’ father found guilty of rape, attempted murder: The man dubbed the “Springs monster”, who is accused of the decade-long abuse of his five children, has been was found guilty in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
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14 AUGUST, 2018. Johannesburg, South Africa – MNCapital Africa Advisors (MNCAA) Managing Partner Mansur Nuruddin has authored a new book entitled: “Get Money: A Practical Guide to Capital Raising for African Companies and Entrepreneurs”.
This book codifies the author’s last seven years on the front-lines in Africa assisting African companies and entrepreneurs in raising capital. As the Managing Partner of MNCapital Africa Advisors (MNCAA), the author has helped African companies and entrepreneurs raise hundreds of millions of dollars. From a hydro-power plant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to a leasing company in South Africa to a dairy processing plant in Zimbabwe to relatively large banks in Nigeria and Ghana, MNCAA has assisted a wide-array of companies in a multitude of industries raise capital in some of the most difficult jurisdictions on the African Continent. Based on this experience, this guide (1) outlines the types of financing available to African entrepreneurs and explains where and when these types of capital may be accessible, (2) outlines the process for raising capital – including a discussion of the documentation required and suggestions for drafting this documentation and (3) provides a brief discussion on Term Sheets (including a sample Term Sheet) and some advice on negotiating Term Sheets. This guide also lists six tips to assist African entrepreneurs in the capital raising process. This guide ends with a case study of a successful capital raise, which reinforces the importance of and demonstrates many of the tips listed herein. Finally, the Appendices include several on-going funding briefs outlining funding available from funding sources with which MNCAA works.
MNCapital Africa Advisors (MNCAA) is an African focused financial advisory firm offering corporate advisory, capital raising and market entry services. MNCAA has partners in key African markets, including Botswana, DRC, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa, and key financial centers across the globe, including London, Paris, Dubai, New York, Singapore, and South Africa. MNCAA has assembled a world-class interdisciplinary team of driven professionals, which includes certified accountants, financial analysts, bankers, lawyers and marketing professionals. Collectively, MNCAA’s senior management has over 100 years of hands on experience and an expansive network throughout Africa, Europe, North America and Asia. With respect to its capital raising services, MNCAA has strong relationships with key decision makers at African focused private equity firms, Sovereign Wealth Funds, all of the African focused DFIs and numerous family offices, HNWIs and strategic investors. For more information contact or visit: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mncapital-africa.com.
Mr. Mansur M. Nuruddin is a co-founder and managing partner of MNCapital Africa Advisors. He is an international corporate lawyer with over 18 years of experience in complex corporate transactions. Mr. Nuruddin has had the unique experience of working on four continents, i.e., North America, Europe, Asia and now Africa. Mr. Nuruddin has a BA with honors from Columbia University in New York City and a Juris Doctorate from New York University School Law, where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship.
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Suspects arrested after allegedly trying to sell rocket-propelled grenades in Mbombela CBD: Four people have been arrested after allegedly trying to sell explosives in two separate incidents, according to the Hawks.
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Joburg woman speaks out about dad missing for 30 years, ‘We just want to know what happened’: Zarina Patel (47), her mom, Rahima Loonat (70), brothers, Zunaid (50) and Aadil (40), and half-brothers, Hassen and Hoosein, were devastated after their dad, Shouqat Ally, disappeared during a business trip to Durban in March 1989.
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This August Afrika Tikkun is calling on all South Africans who enjoy a challenge – and enjoy cycling – to make a difference by joining the Tikkun Eagles for the 22nd edition of the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge in Johannesburg in November.
If you’re a cycling enthusiast and were already contemplating doing the race, no matter where you are in the country, you can join the Tikkun Eagles and make sure that your entry fee and race participation goes well beyond cycling on the day.
Non-profit organisation, Afrika Tikkun works with partners in underprivileged areas of Joburg and Cape Town to develop youth holistically from ‘cradle to career’, including nutrition and family support programmes for the benefit of entire communities. To date, the lives of over 230,000 youth across the country have been positively affected by their efforts; and by cycling the 2018 Telkom 947 Challenge as a Tikkun Eagle you will be part of their good work.
Afrika Tikkun Group Executive of Partnerships and Marketing, Onyi Nwaneri says, “We work across the areas of education, nutrition, health care and family support because they are all interlinked in the development of a little person. You can’t teach a hungry child. You can’t expect a child in crisis at home to do well at school. You can’t expect a child being abused – physically or mentally – to be able to focus. You can’t assume that a child with disabilities in any form will perform the same as a child without, and you need to equip the families of those children properly too. Taking care of a child’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing will ensure that they become productive citizens, but they need support from benefactors and individuals like us in order to survive, to learn, to shine, to hope and to dream. Joining the Tikkun Eagles team is just one way in which you can get involved and make a difference. There is still so much to achieve, and we can all help!”
Afrika Tikkun and its many partners believe that when we invest in our youth we are investing in the future of our country and Patron-in-Chief of Afrika Tikkun, Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela believed that Afrika Tikkun was one of the best organisations to be able to make the kind of difference the country needs to see, saying, “Afrika Tikkun has proven that it has the ability to reach sections of our disadvantaged population at grassroots level. It therefore provides both physical help, as well as giving hope and dignity to the recipients.”
Dean Furman, Bafana Bafana player and ambassador of the Tikkun Eagles says, “Afrika Tikkun have a clear vision for the underprivileged youth in South Africa, aiming to give them the best opportunities in life through education, health care, nutrition and family support. For as long as I’ve been associated with the organisation I’ve felt honoured to be playing a role in empowering our youth of today towards a better tomorrow. I would encourage every cyclist in the country to join the Tikkun Eagles as you’ll be riding and raising money for a fantastic cause whilst also being an integral part of a supportive team full of fun and energy.”
Everyone participating in the Tikkun Eagles team is encouraged to raise a further R3,000 in support of Afrika Tikkun’s initiatives, and they provide access to a free online fundraising platform in order to do so.
Nwaneri adds, “At this stage of the game we’re recruiting as many people as possible to join the Tikkun Eagles team. Every year we sponsor the entries of a number of our Afrika Tikkun young people that are cycling fanatics, and we find that it becomes a great accomplishment for them – one that encourages social interaction and builds confidence. Even if you’ve never considered doing the race before, make the decision now and there are still quite a few months ahead to get some good training in.”
Furman concludes, “To my young Afrika Tikkun friends looking forward to cycling the race, I wish you all the very best. When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge. Train hard, dream big and give it your all!”
The race takes place on Sunday, 18 November in Johannesburg with over 28,000 adventurers expected at the start line. Your Cycle Challenge / Tikkun Eagles entry fee of R1,500 entitles you to the outsourced management of your entry, 24/7 support, cycle gear and a more. Entries for the Tikkun Eagles team close on 20 August 2018.
For more information on joining the Tikkun Eagles for the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge email email@example.com or visit www.afrikatikkun.org/94-7-cycle-challenge.
For more information on Afrika Tikkun and call 011 325 5914, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.afrikatikkun.org.
Littleton's Spur Coffee just opened a second Colorado location on 1st and Lincoln. With the same craft-beverages and home-made pastries as their original spot, this family-owned cafe is bringing everything that we loved about the first location to Denver.
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Charlotte, NC, Aug 15, 2018 — Craig Richardville published an article in the Information Technology Academy Journal, Published monthly by Healthcare Business Insights- discussing voice- based patient engagement.
Carolinas Healthcare System (now called Atrium) began studying Amazon’s business and how they are productive and successful, and examining ways CHS can increase their results. As part of this study, opportunities to better engage and interact with patients as consumers was also studied. This focus let to studying Amazon Alexa’s use of voice communication.
“As we were transitioning healthcare into consumerism and becoming more of a digital vertical, part of what we were looking at were opportunities where we could differentiate ourselves from other,” Craig Richardville explained. “When voice started to become accessible, the next logical step was to look at how we can move voice into the workflow or the offerings that we have for our consumers and our teammates. Being the market leader, we looked to see how we could utilize Alexa to assist our consumers with very minimal disruption. Our goal is to make our services extremely easy.”
CHS wanted to start utilizing Amazon Alexa by transferring over the voice functionalities. After a patient enables the “Carolinas Healthcare” app on their Amazon Alexa, they can vocally ask the device for information about the nearest urgent care and hospital locations, as well as the approximate wait times for those locations.
Next steps include migrating the Amazon Alexa functionalities over to the Google Home Platform.
“We are also considering ways a patient can use the voice functionality to reserve a spot at urgent care, read a doctor’s note, or pay a bill,” Says Craig Richardville.
Richardville encourages other organizations to think ahead and use artificial intelligence to help improve patient care.
For more information, go to Healthcare Business Insights Magazine and also http://www.CraigRichardville.com
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The City of Johannesburg's Emergency Management Services has confirmed that the body of a toddler drowned and swept away along the Klip Valley river in Soweto was recovered on Tuesday. It took 11 days for the EMS and the South African Police Service water wing rescue team to recover the body as he was said to have been trapped in the reef of the river bank.
A choir from Minnesota and a choir from South Africa sang together Monday night for the first time. It felt, somehow, like the hundredth.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Silas Ramaite as the country's acting chief prosecutor on Tuesday, after a court ruling which declared the appointment of the previous chief prosecutor invalid. FILE PHOTO: South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks after his meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street, London, April 17, 2018.
Ugandan police arrested three opposition lawmakers and scores of others after stones were thrown at the convoy of President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled the country since 1986. FILE PHOTO: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni arrives for a group picture at the BRICS summit meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 27, 2018.
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