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!



21 Maart 2015
08:30 vir 09:00
madiba Banketsale
R160 p.p
Sê dit met woorde


09:00 Verwelkoming: Dr Sanet Jansen van Rensburg
09:05 Opening: Ds Coenie Calitz
09:15 Gasspreker: Mnr GP van Rheede van Oudtshoorn
10:15 Tee en verversings: Gasvroue
11:00 Gaskunstenaar: Dawid Fourie
12:00 Gasvroutoekennings: Mnr Chris Hatting
12:10 Bedankings: Mev Wendri Eloff
12:20 Afsluiting

School of Music & Conservatory “As Time Goes By”

As Time Goes By“, with Bach and Brahms and many others

Crumb Kaleidoscope
Tuesday 17 March 2015
Conservatory Hall . 19:30

Imagine a piano duo playing the music of George Crumb, becoming fascinated by his melodies, and hearing in them melodies by other composers and other cultures. They play these melodies too, a flute hints plaintively at the connections, and the whole is accompanied gently by percussion.

The “Crumb Kaleidoscope” music production was conceptualized by German/US pianist Caroline Oltmanns and James Wilding, South African-born pianist and composer. They have extracted three motives from the music of George Crumb and used it to build a six-part concert programme featuring works that are on the one hand connected, but on the other hand could barely be more contrasting. The spectrum ranges from a Bach chorale to the music of Casablanca, from Crumb’s ethereal sounds to traditional Chinese music. The production was commissioned by the Bavarian Rundfunk Nürnberg, and broadcast in Germany in 2014. It is also included in the 2015 Woordfees programme in Stellenbosch.

Local audiences will have the rare opportunity to experience the multidimensionality of style, genre and instrumentation in this show when the “Crumb Kaleidoscope” is performed in the Conservatory Hall on Tuesday 17 March 2015 at 19:30. Pianists Caroline Oltmanns and James Wilding will be joined by Dieter Weberpals playing the dizi (a Chinese bamboo flute), and well-known South African percussionists, Frank Mallows and Magda de Vries, will command a battery of percussion instruments. In addition to the various composers that are featured, it should be a visually exciting performance as well.

Tickets at R90/R60 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.

[ High resolution graphics: Crumb Kaleidoscope | James Wilding & Caroline Oltmanns ]

Complete programme:
George Crumb – From Makrokosmos: “Ghost-Nocturne: for the Druids of Stonehenge”, “Morning Music”, “Twin Suns”, “Beta Cygni”, “Dream Images”, “The Advent”
Herman Hupfeld - Play it Once, Sam, for Old Time’s Sake & As Time Goes By
JS Bach - Jesu bleibet meine Freude
Frédéric Chopin - Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66
Wang Luobin - Zai na yaoyuan de difang
Gabriel Fauré - Berceuse, Op. 56 No. 1
Friedrich Gulda - Übungsstück No. 9
Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dance in g-flat
Erik Satie - Je Te Veux
James Wilding - The Timelessness of Time, Passage, A Call from Afar, Bronze Dragons, The Space Between Love and Death, Moon Setting, Play it Again, Sam


Jacques le Roux – tenoor
Albie van Schalkwyk – klavier

Korngold. Wolf. Martin Watt. Schumann

Crumb Kaleidoscope
Caroline Oltmanns – piano
James Wilding – piano
Dieter Weberpals – dizi
Frank Mallows – percussion
Magda de Viers – percussion

Commissioned by the Bavarian Rundfunk Nurnberg, and broadcast in Germany in 2014.
Featuring works by JS Bach, Chopin, Brahms, Faure, George Crumb, Herman Hupfiels, Wang Luobin, and James Wilding.

TUESDAY 12 MAY 19:30
Piet Kroonhof – violin
Thomas Hecht – piano

Baltic Treasures
Part. Kancheli. Dvarions

DINSDAG 19 MEI 19:30
Konservatoriumkoor & soliste

TUESDAY 26 MAY 19:30
Dean’s Concert
Conroy Cupido – baritone
Tinus Botha – piano
Sehnsucht Project 2015

Alle konserte vind in die Konservatoriumsaal plaas. Alle konserte is onderhewig aan verandering sonder vooraf kennisgewing.
All concerts take place in the Conservatory Hall. All concerts are subject to change without prior notice.

10 & 17 Maart: R90 & R60 *
Ander konserte: R75 & R50*
(*pensioenarisse, NWU-personeel & studente, kinders)

10 & 17 March: R90 & R60*
Other concerts: R75 & R50*
(*pensioners, NWU staff & students, children)
Tel: (018) 299 1692
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