Coca-Cola and global star set to release anthem “Colors” in celebration of the world’s biggest football tournament

Los Angeles, 16th February: Coca-Cola today announced that global music superstar, Jason Derulo, will be creating the sound track to its 2018 FIFA World Cup™ campaign.

Coca-Cola and Jason Derulo have teamed-up to create the Coca-Cola anthem for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ – “Colors”. The song is a true collaboration between Coca-Cola and Jason Derulo and celebrates all of the vibrancy and excitement that comes with the arrival of the world’s biggest football tournament.

Ricardo Fort, VP of Global Sports Partnerships at The Coca-Cola Company said, “We know that the FIFA World Cup is a global cultural and social phenomenon. Every four years, people are drawn to this event from all over the world due to the excitement and platform it provides. We believe that music and football are intrinsically linked by the passions they evoke so we are excited to welcome Jason to the team and can’t wait to bring this upbeat anthem to the world ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™”.

“Colors” will become the sound track to fans’ excitement for the tournament, as it begins playing across the world in the build up to the kick off.

Jason Derulo added, “I was honored to work with Coca-Cola to create an anthem celebrating every team and their fans. ‘Colors’ represents the different flags and cultures from around the world and will get everyone moving to a unifying beat. I’m excited to finally tell the world about this partnership as the excitement builds for the FIFA World Cup™.”

To extend the collaborations across the world, Coca-Cola invited local artists from the African continent including South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Ethiopia to collaborate with Jason Derulo to create uniquely African anthems for each of their countries. In South Africa, multi-award-winning artist, Refiloe Phoolo, better known as Cassper Nyovest, was selected to represent the country on a global stage.

Cassper Nyovest mentioned, “Coming from a nation of colourful people this anthem will speak to South Africans as the song captures our passions for football and Coca-Cola. Working with Coca-Cola and Jason Derulo, has been a thrilling journey and we hope that this anthem will be well received by fans getting #Ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.”

With the tournament fast approaching, the partnership with Derulo marks the latest chapter in the marketing campaign from Coca-Cola and follows the beverage brand’s signing of its first ever-virtual ambassador, Alex Hunter within EA FIFA 18 game, and the launch of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola.

The localized anthem “Colors” will be released on March 16th. A sneak peek of the behind the scenes content and snippets of the global song can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjkP_n5YGow&feature=youtu.be



Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but we know that most people miss this meal. There are a number of reasons for this but the biggest one is, PEOPLE ARE NOT INSPIRED TO PREPARE AND EAT BREAKFAST.
South Africa’s #1 Yoghurt Brand, NutriDay has developed easy, nutritious, delicious and creative recipes to inspire Food Lovers to “Celebrate Breakfast Everyday”. These recipes will be featured on our Facebook page and digital platforms for people to easily access and create their own #NutriDayBreakfast Party.

South Africans have enjoyed NutriDay with it’s yoghurt benefits as a delicious creamy all day snack, but now is the time to remind everyone that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should be nutritious, fun and brilliant.
With an offering of 27 flavours across the NutriDay Smooth and Fruit range, NutriDay makes for the perfect smart snack solution. NutriDay does not only bring you the benefits of yoghurt but also the pleasure of enjoying a creamy and delicious snack, any time of the day! So what better way to bring a healthy and balanced diet to South Africans than to bring back Breakfast as an occasion with NutriDay!

To bring the campaign to life, NutriDay collaborated with ALIDA RYDER of SIMPLY DELICIOUS to develop 50 recipes, which are now featured on our Facebook Page (@NutridaySA). The recipes were created to help consumers with recipe ideas for everyday South African staples (like oats and porridge), as well as some exciting and innovative recipes to make for special occasions with friends and family (like Breakfast Cones and Breakfast Pizzas). The App features recipes from sweet to savory dishes, baking to assembling methods and smoothies to brunches. There is a recipe for everyone and a recipe for every Breakfast Occasion.

To help create awareness for the campaign, we enlisted the help of South Africa’s top Food Guru’s (bloggers and foodie influencers) to help create recipes inspired by our Breakfast Party Campaign with NutriDay as the key ingredient, to be featured on our digital channels.

Anina’s Recipes; Bibby’s Kitchen; Claire Allen; Food Buzz; Glam Foodie; Insteats; Kate Liquorice; Pass The Salt; The Counter; Young and Hungry are the 10 featured Food Gurus who will be asking consumers to vote for their recipe as the winning NutriDay Breakfast Party dish. Consumers who vote, can stand a chance to win their share of R10 000 worth of weekly cash prizes.

To share our ‘on trend’ breakfast inspiration NutriDay has created an amazing ‘MINI COOPER’ mini-breakfast bar to share some of the inspirational Breakfast Cone and Breakfast Pizza recipes with our audience. The mini-breakfast bar will travel Gauteng over the next 3 months, to celebrate Breakfast with consumers.

To launch the NutriDay Breakfast Party campaign, we had a garden party inspired media launch, hosted by SA’s beloved Nomzamo Mbatha. Jounalists, food bloggers, lifestyle media and influencers gathered at 10 Bompas’ gardens for a morning in the sun, games, music by Majozi and Breakfast treats featured on the NutriDay Facebook page.

The NutriDay breakfast Party is quickly catching the attention of the media and their readers. So help us spread the word, as we inspire South Africans to Celebrate Breakfast Everyday!



Skies light up over Menlyn to announce Time Square’s arrival

Skies light up over Menlyn to announce Time Square’s arrival

The much anticipated unveiling of Sun International’s Time Square was marked by a dramatic light and pyrotechnics display on Saturday 1 April 2017. Revellers at the music festival featuring Bobby van Jaarsveld and Desmond and the Tutus amongst others watched in awe as the Time Square building sprung to life and appeared to shift and move with lighting effects. The dazzling light display culminated with fireworks bursting into the night sky. Quiet fireworks were used in line with Sun International’s community commitment.



The official ribbon cutting, hailing the start of a new era of entertainment in Tshwane, took place on Saturday morning. From 12h00 onwards, the festival area between Time Square and Central Square was abuzz with activity. Jacaranda FM broadcast live from the venue and there was a string of bands in the mix. Taking to the stage during the afternoon were Adelle Nqueto, Sutherland, Majozi, Bobby van Jaarsveld and Desmond and the Tutus. The music festival and lighting display were free to attend.



Opening with the casino are 18 new restaurants and bars by an eclectic ensemble of South African and international personalities. Each is individual in concept and character to deliver a distinctive experience.

There are three unique establishments on the upper level: Forti Grill & Bar by Fortunato Mazzone (the charismatic South African chef, radio personality and owner of the multiple award winning Ristorante Ritrovo); Something’s Cooking with J’Something by Joao da Fonseca (the lead singer of Mi Casa and well known culinary artiste – aka J’Something) and Guy Fieri’s Kitchen and Bar by Guy Fieri (American celebrity chef, restaurateur and TV host of Guy’s Big Bite and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives).

The next phase, construction of a state of the art, 8 500 seat Arena, will be complete in November this year, followed by phase three, The Maslow Time Square hotel in March 2018. The only venue of its kind in Pretoria, the arena will play host to international and local concerts, exhibitions and lifestyle events. The hotel will offer new concept in hospitality, being a 238 room specialist business hotel, offering standard to premium accommodation.”



Mzansi – get excited as one of the most prestigious events on our calendar; the Grand White Dinner, returns in April with Superstar LIRA in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban

Mzansi – get excited as one of the most prestigious events on our calendar; the Grand White Dinner, returns in April with Superstar LIRA in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban

You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to be part of South Africa’s most highly anticipated events in the annual social calendar, the Grand White. The Grand White is a pop-up picnic event at a secret location, which only gets revealed on the morning of the event. The events are a lively social gathering of people, all there for the common goal, an extraordinary afternoon and evening together with friends and family.
Just imagine an alluring day turning into evening at a secret, picturesque location, stylish and gorgeous people to interact with, delicious food, your favorite bubbly as well as trendy music and entertainment by some of South Africa’s top acts and musicians. One of which is SA’s undisputed Queen of Song, Lira.

Stephan Dau; Founder of The Grand White SA says; “We are so excited for The Grand 2017, which is going to be even bigger and better than before! With over 8000 guests attending in 2014, 13 000 guests in 2015 and 15000 guests in 2016 we are truly grateful for the fantastic support and cannot wait to see what this year holds “

All guests are asked to come in white, with a touch of green for colour. The color theme has significant meaning in that the white represents peace and unity and the green signifies care for the environment. The Grand White dinner aims to help unite South Africans through this auspicious occasion, as well as raise awareness of environmental care, partnering with the likes of Green Pop and Impact.

Guests are welcome to either bring their own picnic baskets or purchase at the event. Strictly over 18s allowed.

Date: 1 April 2017
Venue: The venue will be revealed the morning of the event at 9am.
Line-up: Please follow The Grand White on Facebook where all will be revealed.

Doors open from 14h00-22h00
Main Ceremony is at 16h00

The Grand White Dinner is certainly an event of impressive proportions. Get your tickets online:
Tickets range from R440.00
General ticket link: http://tickets.thegrandwhite.com
Link for Joburg: http://jnb.thegrandwhite.com

The Grand White Pretoria: 8th April 2017

Craft FreakHot-Chocolate Launch

Craft FreakHot-Chocolate Launch


In the spirit of winter and all things snug, Craft is crafting two indulgent Freak Hot-Chocolates, these brothers in

arms are available in a Loaded Chocolate or a Loaded Salted Caramel version.


The Loaded Hot Chocolate has a chocolate truffle cake topped in an unreal, thick, gooey, steaming

real chocolate sensation, which is then smothered in Nutella & caramel infused whipped cream, a generous stuffing of in-house made Churros drizzled in white chocolate caramel sauce severed with additional Churros on the side for dunking.


The Loaded Salted Caramel has a layer of in-house made traditional milk tart which is then filled with

a sticky sweet & salted hot caramel mess, which is then smothered in Nutella & caramel infused whipped cream, with a generous stuffing of in house made Churros drizzled in salted caramel sauce topped with a  salted

caramel disk and additional Churros on the side for dunking.


These are available all winter at Craft Restaurant:

33 4th Avenue







Night Out for 2 is back at Silverstar!

Only R 250 for meals, movies, drinks, FreePlay and more for 2! You save over R 200 with the best deal in the West Rand!

Offer valid from 15 January – 31 March 2016.  Vouchers are on sale every day until 25 March.  Vouchers are only valid for redemption from Mondays – Thursdays.

Get your Night Out for 2 package at the Silverstar Box Office (opposite Twinkle Club)

Operating Times:

  • Mondays – Saturday: 11h00 – 20h00
  • Sundays: 11h00 – 19h00

Meal Voucher

Enjoy a set NIGHT OUT FOR 2 menu at any ONE of the below outlets:

Vigour and Verve

Starter for 2

  • V&V Classic Garden Salad

Main Course Options 

  • Karoo Lamb Pizza
  • Beer Battered Hake
  • Butter Chicken (Signature Dish)

Dessert for 2

  • Trio of V&V flavoured Ice Creams

Operating Times:

  • Mondays – Sundays: 07h00 – 22h30
  • To reserve a table contact: 011 662 7485

Publicity Bar and Grill

Starter for 2

  • Cheesy Garlic Roll

Main Course Options 

  • ½ Chicken
  • Calamari Mains
  • Sticky Spare Ribs
  • Sportsman’s Platter for 2

Dessert for 2

  • Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce

Operating Times:

  • Mondays – Closed
  • Tuesdays – Thursdays: 12h00 – 22h00
  • To reserve a table contact: 011 662 7486

Billy G

Enjoy our 3 course buffet menu

Operating Times:

  • Mondays: 18h00 – 22h30
  • Tuesdays – Sundays: 12h00 to 16h00
  • To reserve a table contact: 011 662 7476

Silver Arrow Spur

A choice of two of the below:

(All served with crispy onion rings and chips OR a baked potato OR rice)

  • 200g Prime cut New York sirloin
  • Chicken Schnitzel topped with cheese or mushroom sauce

First two drinks are FREE

Operating Times:

  • Sundays – Thursdays: 08h00 – 22h00
  • To reserve a table contact: 011 662 1235


Meze Platter for 2

  • Stuffed Calamari
    Calamari Stuffed with Bacon and cream cheese topped with a lemon sauce
  • Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • Chicken Livers
    Chicken livers done in a mild peri-peri sauce
  • Beef Skewers
    Beef Cubes marinated in herbs and olive oil grilled on a skewer

Operating Times:

  • Sundays – Thursdays: 11h00 – 22h00
  • To reserve a table contact: 011 662 7477

Col’cacchio Pizzeria


  • Greek Salad for 2


A Choice of one of the following Pizzas to Share:

Margherita / Ortigiano / Quattro Formaggi / Regina / Diavolo / Stagionata / Sedriano / Moghul / Hollywood Scene / Foresta

Dessert for 2 to share 

  • Meringa
  • Chocolate Brownies
  • Ice Cream and Bar One Sauce

Operating Times:

  • Mondays – Sundays: 11h00 – 22h00
  • To reserve a table contact: 011 662 1487
Jose Cuervo® Launches Premium Sipping Tequila in SA

Jose Cuervo® Launches Premium Sipping Tequila in SA


Rare Small Batch Tradicional® Reposado from the Original World-Class Producer


South Africa, 28th January, 2016 –Jose Cuervo® has launched its rare small batch premium sipping tequila in South Africa.


Jose Cuervo® Tradicional® Reposado (meaning rested) is made from the highest quality 100% blue agave spirits, double-distilled and rested in white oak barrels, hand-crafted in small batches and follows an unaltered recipe since 1795.


Tradicional® is the original tequila produced 220 years ago by Jose Cuervo®, the world’s number one tequila. “Tradicional® is unlike any other tequila and due to the fermentation and distillery methods is produced specifically for sipping,” says Blue Masoka, Brand Manager for Jose Cuervo® at Edward Snell & Co. the local distributors for the brand.


“There is a growing trend in craft spirits and consumer need for authenticity coupled with the fact that Jose Cuervo® as a brand has a massive consumer following we believe a premium sipping tequila will be well received by South African tequila aficionados,” Masoka says.


South Africa is currently ranked the 4th largest tequila market in the world, behind Mexico, USA and Russia and has gained prominent land status in the eyes of spirit producers, according to data by Euromonitor International. According to insights from the latest IWSR report, globally the tequila market trends continue to grow in the premium-and-above sectors.


“Tradicional® Reposado is a pale straw-coloured 100% blue agave rested tequila, made from agaves harvested at the peak of their maturity (7-10 years), baked in stone clay ovens, carefully fermented and double-distilled in small artisanal stills and then rested in white oak barrels,” she explains. “Tradicional® is rested for no less than four months which mellows and refines the tequila, producing a combination of superb smoothness and great taste.”


Masoka says: “Tradicional® is still made the same as it was back in 1795 by Jose Cuervo himself, and it is the first documented tequila ever made, carefully fermented and double distilled it remains a proud symbol of the Cuervo® family tradition, demonstrating ‘history in a bottle’.”


“Tradicional® is made from an unaltered 220 year old recipe, resulting in the world’s finest tequila and in order to preserve the authenticity of Tradicional® each bottle (designed after the original tall, slim Cuervo® bottle) has a cork closure and carries its own unique number,” she adds.


Tradicional® unlocks original and refined characterful flavours resulting in a super-premium sipping tequila that is clean in taste and well balanced in finish, best served chilled in a snifter glass or sipped from a caballito shot glass with craft beer (signature serve).


“In Mexico it is customary to sip Tradicional® with sangrita or a cold beer and with the craft beer trend surging in South Africa and abroad it was a natural fit to develop a signature serve,” she adds. “This is in line with the trends and maintains the historical way in which Tradicional® is served. South Africans are unfamiliar with the notion of sipping tequila, so it is important for us to instill this concept and to maintain the tradition of Tradicional®.”


Jose Cuervo Tradicional® Flavour & Taste notes

Delivering a smooth, well-structured palate of fine spices and distinct oak notes unlike any other tequila.


Flavour notes: Delicate, tissue box perfume and exotic peppercorn and cooked agave aromas, with herbaceous hints of olive, fruit (banana) and a light wood overtone.


Tasting notes: Extremely well balanced and clean in taste, flavours of cooked agave, light smoked aftertaste, herbaceous, subtle citrus and slightly spicy. A round entry leading to an off dry light to medium bodied palate with light caramel, toasted spices, oak and agave.


It has a warm finish that lingers with a smooth, velvety, herbal notes and spicy length.


Serving Suggestion

This tequila is traditionally paired with a Sangrita or cold beer, served chilled and sipped in a caballito shot glass.


This 40% proof tequila consists of the Cuervo family’s oldest receipe and sells for R230 per bottle. It is available at all major bottle stores, distributed in South Africa by Edward Snell & Co.


For more information go to Facebook.com/ JoseCuervoSA or join the conversation on Twitter @JoseCuervoSA #TradicionalSA

CRAFT Parkhurst launches #OHShakes

CRAFT Parkhurst launches #OHShakes


This might actually be the food trend of 2015 they say and CRAFT Parkhurst now joins in the freakshake frenzie that took the world by storm.

There is the The Candy Carnival which is layered with creamy iced-cream, Strawberry Bubble-gum candy, love heart sweets, sherbet, candy floss, popping candy & pink caramel. All crammed into a decadent Creamy Shake.

Then there is the Chocolate Overload which is Thick creamy chocolate & white chocolate shake smothered in a hazelnut infused chocolate sauce, topped with Chocolate Ganache, whipped chocolate, roasted. Marshmallows & a silky smooth Belgium white chocolate sauce with sprinkles of even more chocolate.

Lastly there is a Salted Caramel Delight, Ultra-creamed, ultra-caramelized filled with Crème Brule, topped in a decadent slither of baked cheese cake, a salted caramel disk, sticky caramel filled chocolates and spooned caramel sauce.

Join the conversation on social media by using ‪#‎OhShakes‬ if you visit CRAFT Parkhurst.




Heineken® Next Level Bar 1

Thursday 10 December

14H00 – 17H00:                  Bushveld Labs -. The tech wizards at Bushveld Labs, an engineering firm that specialises in radical, high tech and disruptive innovations, will showcase some of their existing innovations and experiments.


18H00 – 00H00:                  Chris Saunders screening + Q&A – SA music video party screening, including the screening the new cut of “Ghost Diamond” in conjunction with Hyperdub & OKZHARP, and screening of the OKZHARP – Dear Ribane Feat. Manthe Ribane music video (Hyperdub). The session is followed by a Q&A with Chris Saunders and Manthe Ribane.


Friday 11 December

14H00 – 17H00:                  Fashion Jam with Kajama Clothing – A fashion jam featuring two designers from Kajama Clothing collective. The two next level designers get together with fabric off cuts and sewing machines and jam together creating one-off garments influenced by the city, pieced together. Visitors can come in and buy these for one day only.


18H00 – 00H00:                  Competition Winner slot – details TBA



Saturday 12 December

14H00 – 17H00:                  Anastasia Pather, Twitter finger painting (she is an incredible artist and amazing to watch!!)



18H00 – 00H00:                  Lorenzo Nassimbeni 30 second portraiture – Live portraiture within 30 seconds using traditional materials, ink and paper.




Also, The Star got lost with the GPS co-ordinates yesterday. I think we should change the locations info to “Cnr Smit & De Beer, Braamfontein or search Heineken Next Level Bar using your navigation app.”

Heineken® takes taste to the next level with edible music

Heineken® takes taste to the next level with edible music

Neural Sense and Nicolaas van Reenen


Two days ago, December 9th, visitors to the pop-up Heineken® Next Level Bar in Braamfontein got to #OpenNextLevel with a totally unique sensory experience dubbed Edible Music.


By combining a gastronomical chef, brilliant creative minds, Heineken® and a bit of fancy science, a way was found for people’s response to food stimulus to be translated into music. Cool, right?


It all started when Heineken® invited music producer Nicolaas van Reenen and chef Jade de Waal to embark on a next level sensory experiment. The aim: to convert flavours into measurable brain waves and translate these into sound waves to create music. To achieve this, Jade cooked up three taste profiles, with Heineken® as the fourth. Wearing an EEG (Electroencephalography) device, which measures the electrical activity on the surface of the scalp, Nicolaas was exposed to the various tastes and Neural Sense measured his emotional and cognitive response. Using the neurofeedback and biometric data from this session, Nicolaas then transformed the taste experience into a next level audio experience – turning brain waves and heart-rate waves into sound waves.


The experiment and outcome were so cool that Heineken® couldn’t give up the opportunity to let consumers go through the same process and have their unique sound waves added to the “neuro-soundscape” originally created by Nicolaas, which played as the soundtrack in the bar.


“The innovative bar, designed to emulate the sleek new 330ml Heineken® Cool Can, was developed as an intimate space for creatives to meet, collaborate and share experiences such as this. More next level experiences, activations and exhibits are planned over the next couple of days, until the bar closes onSaturday 12th December,” says Tjeerd Veldhuis (Marketing Manager, Heineken® South Africa).


The Heineken® Next Level Bar is now open and free to the public at Smit Service Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg (GPS co-ordinates: -26.194651, 28.034776) until the 12th of December 2015 from 2pm till midnight, Tuesday to Saturday. For full details and programme, follow Heineken on Twitter (@Heineken_SA) and/or Instagram (@Heineken_SA). Heineken® Open Your World


HEINEKEN® Not for Sale to Persons under the Age of 18.  Enjoy Responsibly.

Heineken® Next Level Bar 2

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