Friday at 5 pm – 11 pm
Snowflake Potchefstroom:
Cnr of 106 Wolmarans And Piet Bosman Street, 2531
082 850 1200

The Dog and Fig Brewery


Join the celebration: Unlimited wine tasting of fine wines from selected cellars. Craft beer & tasty food available for sale at outside stalls.

Collect your free wine glass and raffle ticket on entry. All wines on display available for sale.

R80 PER PERSON: Tickets available at Loumar, Wimpy Fochville, Merafong Motors and Wine Guild Members.

Doors open 18:30 pm
Venue: Catholic Hall
(Safe parking & entrance from Rugby Street)

Here are just 10 things you need to experience as a tourist in South Africa

1. Kruger National Park

No time in South Africa is complete without a visit to a game reserve. And where better than the iconic Kruger National Park. With options to suit all budgets, it may be your last chance to see these majestic animals in the wild for a long time.

2. Table Mountain
Whether you climb all the way to the top or take the cable car, getting to the top of Table Mountain is essential. The whole experience, the stunning views and the cute dassies combine to offer one of the most spectacular experiences as a tourist in South Africa.

3. Winelands
Taking a wine tour around the Cape Winelands is a must. You can appoint a designated driver or book an organised tour, but make sure you do it. With so many vineyards and restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

4. Hermanus
During the winter and spring months, the southern right whales gather in Hermanus as it is their breeding grounds. Seeing whales and their calves is simply breathtaking and Hermanus is recognised by the WWF as one of the best places in the world to see whales.

5. Knysna
A visit to Knysna should be on everyone’s list. From the cute waterfront to the imposing Knysna Heads and the surrounding towns and nature reserves, Knysna is the perfect holiday destination in South Africa.

6. Thula Thula
If elephants are your thing, don’t leave South Africa without visiting Thula Thula in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Made famous by the work of Lawrence Anthony and his heart-warming book ‘The Elephant Whisperer’ this is the place to go to get up close and personal with some pretty famous elephants. You can stay overnight or just visit for the day.

7. Apartheid Museum
Every South African should visit the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. Showcasing permanent and temporary exhibitions, it aims to show the rise and fall of apartheid and what life in apartheid South Africa was really like.

8. Cango Caves
Being South Africa’s oldest tourist destination this should definitely be on your list. Discovered in the late 1700s just outside Oudtshoorn, the caves have been visited as a tourist attraction since 1806.

9. Boulders Beach
No Cape Town tourist trail is complete without a stop at Boulder’s Beach. Over the years the beach access has become more restricted to help protect the penguins and there is now an entry fee too as it is managed by SANParks. Getting up close and personal with the penguins is amazing and shouldn’t be missed, especially in summer when the chicks start to moult. No selfie sticks allowed though!

10. Drakensberg
The majestic mountains of the Drakensberg are our final recommendation for being a tourist in your own country. Visit in winter and you may well get to have snowball fights and build snowmen! Visit in summer and enjoy walks through nature and experience the native flora and fauna – just watch out for those baboons!


We invite you to our Grand Opening and Oktoberfest on 24 October 2015.  Attached is our details.  Entry is R50.00 per adult, kids free. We also wish to introduce our partner, Philippe Waghenfuhrer, from Eat Restaurant, who will combine our beer with his delightful food. Live music, kids entertainment and World Cup rugby will ensure you enjoy the day!

See you soon!

The Dog and Fig Brewery
Tel:  0761806521
Place: Kopjeskraal, Parys
Time: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Date: 24 October 2015
Facebook: The Dog and Fig Brewery
Twitter: @dogandfigbrews


Would you like to learn about event greening and what you can do to make your events more sustainable? From large international events, to corporate functions or office parties – it matters.

08H00 – 09H00
09H00 – 09H10
09H10 – 10H40
10H40 – 11H00
11H00 – 13H00
13H00 –

Tea / coffee on arrival
Session 1: Exhibitions
Tea / coffee and networking
Session 2: Transport, catering, cleaning and accommodation 
Lunch and networking

Date12 November 2015
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre
Cost: Free of  charge

For more information about the event please contact Lynn McLeod on 082 891 5883 or

Brahms love songs & piano music 11 August 2015

Love is in the air when staff of the NWU School of Music, joined by colleagues from elsewhere, perform the Liebeslieder Waltzes for vocal quartet and piano duet by Johannes Brahms. It is the main work at a concert on Tuesday 11 August at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall.

The texts of the 18 Liebeslieder come from an eclectic collection of East-European love poems and folk verses which were translated into German and then set by Brahms in 1869. Antoinette Olivier (soprano), Jana Mathee (mezzo soprano), Chris Mostert (tenor) and Dolf Mathee (baritone) are accompanied by Tinus Botha and Waldo Weyer at the piano.

Each of the singers will also perform two other songs by Brahms in the first half of the programme, while the pianists will present a collection of Brahms’ popular Hungarian dances.

Tickets at R75/R50 are available at the Conservatory in Thabo Mbeki Drive (tel. 018-299-1692), PUK Arts in the Heimat Building (F9) on the university campus (tel. 018-299-2844),Protea Bookshop on the Bult (tel. 018-297-1583), online, or 30 minutes before the concert at the box office.



15:30 ~ Vokale Musiekkonsert

Werke van Pieter de Villiers • Hannes Taljaard

18:00-19:00 & 20:00-21:30 ~ Werkswinkel / Meesterklasse

Performing New Music for Piano —Mareli Stolp


13:15 ~ Etensuurkonsert

Pierre Boulez in Focus

17:00-18:00 ~ Werkswinkel

Writing for Clarinet — Morné van Heerden • Chris van Rhyn

19:30 ~ Aandkonsert met Mareli Stolp (klavier)

Werke van Michael Blake • Stefans Grové • George Crumb • Karen Tanaka • Clare Loveday


13:15 ~ Etensuurkonsert

New Music Ensemble & Oliver Barrier (hobo & Engelse horing)

17:00-18:00 ~ Werksessie: Komponis & Uitvoerder

Elmarie van der Vyver (Viper: elektriese altviool) & Armand Moolman(komponis) werk aan Hologram

18:00-19:00 ~ Oop bespreking

Improvisation in Composition and Composition Processes — Clare Loveday & Armand Moolman

19:30 ~ Suid-Afrikaanse Musiekkonsert

Komposisies van Hendrik Hofmeyr •Jaco Meyer • Surendran Reddy • Niel van der Watt

Geborg deur die SAMRO FoundationConcerts SA

Kaartjies vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Musiekkonsert teen R75/R50 is beskikbaar by die Konservatorium in Thabo Mbeki-weg (tel. 018-299-1692), PUK-Kunste in die Heimatgebou (F9) op die universiteitskampus (tel. 018-299-2844), Protea Boekwinkel op die Bult (tel. 018-297-1583), aanlyn, of 30 minute voor die konsert by die loket.


Battle of the Saxes
Sunday 26 July 2015
Conservatory Hall • 15:30

Although the saxophone was invented in the 1840s, well before the origin of jazz music, it is predominantly associated with jazz, either as a solo instrument or in big bands. On the other hand, it has been quite popular with classical composers since the start of the 20th century and is featured in numerous works for orchestra, chamber ensemble or solo saxophone.

Both classical and jazz styles will be featured in a “musical stand-off” calledBattle of the Saxes on Sunday 26 July 2015 at 15:30 in the Conservatory Hall, Potchefstroom. Karendra Devroop, a jazz saxophonist, will be pitted against Matthew Lombard, a classical performer. Their collaborators are the Evolution of 4 String Quartet and a combo consisting of Roland Moses (piano), Viwe Mkizwana (bass) and Dio Santos (drum kit).

The concert programme is divided into three segments. Each saxophonist will present his particular style, and everybody will then join in for the final item: a large new work by Noel Stockton for jazz and classical saxophone.

The production is supported by a grant from the Arts & Culture Trust and Nedbank Arts Affinity. This will be the third concert in the series, following performances during April at TUT and Wits. The final performance will be at Unisa in November.

The concert is sponsored by the Ferdinand Postma Library, NWU ensuring that the concert in Potchefstroom is the most affordable in the series.

Tickets at R75/R50 are available at the Conservatory in Thabo Mbeki Drive (tel. 018-299-1692),

PUK Arts in the Heimat Building (F9) on the university campus (tel. 018-299-2844),

Protea Bookshop on the Bult (tel. 018-297-1583),

online at and, or 30 minutes before the concert at the box office.

“Battle of the Saxes”
Sondag 26 Julie 2015
Konservatoriumsaal • 15:30

Alhoewel die saxofoon in die 1840’suitgevind is, ‘n geruime tyd voor die ontstaan van jazz, word dit hoofsaaklik met jazz geassosieer, beide as ‘n solo-instrument of in “big bands”. Terselfdertyd is dit sedert die begin van die 20ste eeu ‘n populêre instrument vir klassieke komponiste en dit word in heelwat werke vir orkes, kamermusiekgroepe of as solo gebruik.

Beide klassieke en jazz-style kan gehoor word in ‘n musikale “stand-off” getiteld Battle of the Saxes opSondag 26 Julie 2015 om 15:30 in die Konservatoriumsaal, Potchefstroom. Karendra Devroop, ‘n jazz-speler, sal optree teenoor Matthew Lombard, ‘n klassieke uitvoerder. Hulle medewerkers is die Evolution of 4 strykkwartet en ‘n jazz combo met Roland Moses (klavier), Viwe Mkizwana (bas) en Dio Santos (tromstel).

Die konsertprogram word in drie segmente verdeel. Elke saxofoonspeler sal eers sy styl tentoonstel, en almal speel dan saam in die laaste item: ‘n groot nuwe werk deur Noel Stockton vir jazz en klassieke saxofoon.

Hierdie produksie word ondersteun deur ‘n toekenning van die Arts & Culture Trust en Nedbank Arts Affinity. Dit is die derde konsert in die reeks, ná uitvoerings by TUT en Wits in April. Die finale uitvoering is in November by Unisa.

Die uitvoering word geborg deur die Ferdinand Postma-biblioteek, NWU wat verseker dat die konsert in Potchefstroom die mees bekostigbare in die reeks is.

Kaartjies teen R75/R50 is beskikbaar by die Konservatorium in Thabo Mbeki-weg (tel. 018-299-1692),

PUK-Kunste in die Heimatgebou (F9) op die universiteitskampus (tel. 018-299-2844),

Protea Boekwinkel op die Bult (tel. 018-297-1583),

aanlyn by en, of 30 minute voor die konsert by die loket.



Existing and aspiring entrepreneurs in Gauteng will now get the opportunity to present their skills to come up with new initiatives and innovative ideas for the fabrication of products in the aluminium sector, or businesses already in the sector looking to expand their existing operations. This follows an economic development initiative by BHP Billiton and Hulamin, the Aluminium Beneficiation Initiative (Aluminium BI), for the beneficiation of the country’s aluminium resources. The aim is to identify, develop and support entrepreneurs and guide them to build sustainable businesses that are able to utilise about 100 tons of aluminium per annum each. The identification of entrepreneurs will be done in conjunction with USB Executive Development (USB-ED), the public executive development and training company of the University of Stellenbosch Business School. The process will be administered by the USB-ED Centre for Applied Entrepreneurship, one of USB-ED’s centres. A series of information sessions will be held in Gauteng during June 2015. City Date Time Place Westonaria 22 June 2015 10:00 – 12:00 Tsingwanana Guest Lodge Plot 432, 5th Avenue, Zuurbekom, Westonaria Vereeniging 23 June 2015 10:00 – 12:00 Riviera on Vaal Mario Milano Drive, Vereeniging Boksburg 25 June 2015 10:00 – 12:00 Birchwood Hotel View Point Street, Boksburg For more informat For more information or to confirm attendance contact Doris Viljoen at or 082 965 7007

CraftCrazyGran’s Workshop

Learn to Crochet at CraftCrazyGran’s Workshop in a relaxed and friendly environment. Crochet-A-Long with others to make a gorgeous bag, cushion or blanket. Hone those skills with new techniques and stitches. Group discounts offered, so grab some friends for a bit of creative fun. Get out your UFO’s and have a coffee, biscuits and chat while you get it finished. New classes and CAL’s coming in July 2015. 2D Goetz St, Potchefstroom;, 0784419705 or leave me a message on my fb: Craftcrazygran!

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