Cape Town will be spoiled in May with two renowned international artists performing in the Mother City. The ever popular rock band Bon Jovi will be bringing their signature rock ‘n roll to all their faithful fans at the Cape Town stadium on Tuesday, 7 May 2013 and teenage pop star Justin Bieber will be here to entertain and steal the hearts of teenage girls all over Cape Town on Wednesday, 8 May, 2013.
World famous American rock band, Bon Jovi, will be playing live in Cape Town on Tuesday 7 May as part of their worldwide “Because We Can” Tour. Audiences can look forward to legendary hit songs including “Living on a Prayer” and “It’s My Life” as well as debut songs from their new album “What About Now”. Sexy lead vocalist, Jon Bon Jovi, and his talented band members have performed over 2700 concerts in more than 50 countries, this is sure to be one memorable concert.
Teenage girls from around the world have fallen in love with Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber, who was discovered on Youtube at the age of 13. In 2009 The singer and song-writer was the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record (My World) to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. He has since sold more than 15 million records worldwide and has won many accolades including Artist of the Year at the 2010 and 2012 American Music Awards. Bieber will be performing live in concert on Wednesday, 8 May, 2013.
Are you coming to Cape Town for Bon Jovi and Justin Bieber Concerts in May? Do you prefer partying into the early hours of the morning and crashing at a hotel instead of driving back to your place? Need accommodation? Don’t worry, Leisure Hotels has a special offer to suit your needs.
Leisure Hotels offers a single room at the prestigious 4 Star deluxe Strand Tower Hotel for only R750 per night or a double room for only R850 per night. Both offers include a full buffet breakfast.
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Take advantage of these fantastic offers, which will be running from 6 – 12 May 2013. Please email reservations at Leisure Hotels to make a booking.
Our guest blogger Kavuli Nyali-Binase tells us about her exciting experience at the St.Yves Beach Club grand re-opening…
I received an invitation to the St. Yves Grand Re-Opening two weekends ago from one of the Account Managers at Red Carpet Concepts . The invitation boasted a revamped venue, killer runway show by Beachcult and a DJ list that was guaranteed to keep me dancing all night. Everyone in Cape Town knows that opening night of St. Yves marks the beginning of a beautiful summer. Press and VIP were greeted with bubbly that kept flowing till the wee hours of the morning, but what was really impressive was the view. This place is absolutely gorgeous!
Some of the VIP’s I spotted through out the evening were Liezel van de Westhuizen, Jeannie D, Jeremy de Tolly, Leandie Du Randt, Marilize De Clerq and so many more that rub shoulders and danced the night away under a beautiful Camps Bay skyline.
Oysters, confetti bombs and an ice sculpture of the St Yves logo with a SKYY vodka pouring from it were just a few of the elements that kept us all entertained. Blue lights lit the runway that gorgeous models trotted as they wore easy to wear garments from Beachcult, organic sunglasses from Hout Couture and jewelry from Crystal Creations. We indulged in delicious canapés as acclaimed DJ’s Dale Parker, PH, Shaun Duvet and Gareth Kenward helped us tap our heels until 4:00am!
“On Saturday night, we opened the St Yves doors to a beautiful Cape Townian crowd after a 5 month hiatus. We have been hard at work behind the scenes, creating what promises to be this season’s hottest parties at South Africa’s premium beach club. Stay tuned ”, - Shaun Duvet
Don’t fret if you missed the St. Yves Grand Re-Opening. You can reserve yourself a table at St. Yves Beach Club and create your own grand experience every Saturday night for the rest of the summer. Check out their Facebook page and Twitter for more information.
“No Youth No Future” is branded in bold letters on the Ajax Cape Town mini-busses parked in the parking-lot at Ikamva. Granwald Scott is living proof of how seriously Ajax Cape Town takes this motto. Entering the Ajax youth academy as a young boy, he has shown how youth becomes the future, excelling as the current PSL Captain.That’s Cape Town chatted with him recently at Ikamva – Ajax Cape Town’s training grounds.
How did you get into Football and end up at Ajax CT?
I was 9 years old at Wingfield Primary – and the teacher saw me play, and chose me to play in the U11 school side. I played U11 at Kensington AFC – And it was at Kensington, in the annual U15 Tournament, that Ajax Cape Town saw me playing. I was only 12 yrs old at the time. They invited me for trials but I didn’t make it. I went to a couple of other trials (in Johannesburg and at Hellenic FC) then came back to Ajax Cape Town for trials. I was chosen to play for the U15 at the age of 13.
Wow – so you’ve been here from the beginning?
Yes, since I was a youngster and only a year after Ajax CT was formed.
Was playing for the PSL always a dream for you?
No! Only when I got to Ajax Cape Town did I start following football. In these circles people talk about soccer all the time – and so it became a reality, watching the PSL players I realised that it was a possibility for me. Up until that time I told people I wanted to become a carpenter, like my uncle. (Granwald laughs)
And did you ever dream you would be chosen as Captain?
Not by a long shot. I was surprized at being chosen, at my age and also there are players around me that I feel deserve it more but obviously Coach and the technical team around him saw something in me and chose me. It’s a challenge and taking on the responsibility makes me a better person, not just on the field, but also outside football.
How has being captain changed life outside of Ajax Cape Town?
When you’re young, you expect things to go your way; you’re selfish. I feel like a parent now, needing to look after my peers. And I’ve matured as a family man, too, making decisions for my family that show more maturity.
As part of the team – how do you feel the responsibility of being captain?
At first I think I took it a bit too hard on myself. The team wasn’t doing too well, and as captain I took it all on my shoulders, and I think it affected my performance. But after talking to some of the coaches and some of the guys, they said that being Captain should enhance my performance, not hinder it. Now I’m playing my own game again, and hope to be noticed again…
Where to from here? What are your dreams now and for the future?
Firstly, to stay injury free. I’m working on that with the medical team. I’d like to play all the games now, because I’ve missed a few, due to injury. I’d like to make the Bafana call-up again, and get an opportunity to go overseas by end of the season.
What message do you have for the Ajax Cape Town fans?
They must please stay loyal to the club, and support us. We always give our best for them, and appreciate them at matches. Even though our performances aren’t always up to scratch, we appreciate them staying behind us and rallying behind us.
That’s Cape Town feels privileged to have spoken with one of Cape Town’s young stars. We will be watching his football career with pride and excitement.