In June, we brought you news of the Colour Me Crazy Festival, and the time is almost upon us as this bright Festival explodes at Riversands Farm on the 21st September. The event will feature a 5km fun run with blasts of colour, which will be followed by a concert featuring Mi Casa, LocnVille and Crazy White Boy, amongst others. You can read more about it here. We have one set of double tickets to give away. To enter, “LIKE” our Facebook page and follow @WhatsupJozi on Twitter. You can also retweet “@ColourMeCrazySA: We want to #ColourMeCrazy with @WhatsUpJozi” to win tickets. The competition closes at 5pm on Wednesday, 18th September and the winners announced at around 6pm. And GO!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that it’s Joburg Festival of Beer between the 6th and 8th September. If you have just appeared from under the rock, you can read more about this excellent beer event here. You can win 4 tickets for you and your friends to the event on Sunday, 8th September AND be fast-tracked to the FINAL rounds of Giant Beerpong! All you need to do is retweet one (or all) of our (@WhatsUpJozi) #JHBFOB Tweets on Twitter, OR like AND share it via our Facebook page. You HAVE to make yourself available for Beerpong though! If you’re not sure what Beerpong is, see below for an outline to this fun game. Already have tickets? You can enter your own teams via the Joburg Beer Fest’s Facebook
Fancy driving away in brand spanking new Mercedes-Benz C180? Well, here is your chance along with supporting the Arts in South Africa! The Drakensberg Boys Choir School is running a fundraising raffle where you could see yourself slipping behind the wheel of a luxurious Mercedes C180 Avantgarde with full-leather interior. For a measly R 500 per ticket, what are you waiting for? Tickets are also limited to 2,750 in total to increase your chances of winning. The draw will take place on Friday, 26th July at a gala concert at the Linder Auditorium in Jozi, but you don’t have to be there in person to be eligible to win. You can get your ticket by emailing email@example.com or calling Daryth Crawford on 082 925 3447.
There are precious few occasions where you have the chance to be fashionable and to win something. In most cases, you tend to spend more money than you have in the pursuit that perfect look and end up looking great, but with empty pockets. Today, things are a little different thanks to Indiemode. Indiemode is one of the hottest online ladies fashion stores. It is geared towards empowering South African fashion designers by providing much-needed exposure and selling their work. When browsing through it’s catalogue, customers can expect to find the finest brands, expertly chosen for their originality and quality. The majority of the products available are locally made and designed. So how does this involve you? Well, Indiemode is
An ‘apex’ usually refers to the peak or summit of a large and impressive structure. This year sees the term once again being used to celebrate the best of the best in South Africa’s advertising and communications industries. It’s time for the country’s brand and marketing mavericks to enter their best work in The Apex Awards 2013. The Apex Awards is presented by The Association for Communication and Advertising (ASA), in partnership with DSTV Media Sales and Millward Brown. This annual showpiece recognises the highest possible standards in the effectiveness of communication campaigns. Winning an APEX is the ultimate testament to the vital role that effective advertising and marketing communications play in business success is and
Although not as obviously photogenic as many of its brothers and sisters, Johannesburg looks great on film. Whether being invaded by aliens in District 9, robbed in Stander or just grinning in the background of those great World Cup 2010 images, Joburg is a place that lights up any screen with its unique image and infectious personality. Early next year, you have the chance to see what some of the best local filmmakers have done using Jozi as their muse, at the 2013 Jozi Film Festival. If you have a cell phone, you can do a lot more than just watch these movies… The Jozi Film Festival, along with telecommunications giant, Vodacom, has created Jozi’s first ever mobile phone film competition. This competition is open until 30
Startup Knight is a competition for software based tech startups that are getting ready to start a viable business. Byte Orbit, the company behind Startup Knight, will be hosting this exciting event. A series of established organisations such as Microsoft, Nokia, Bandwidth Barn and 8ta have come on board with significant sponsorship for the winning startup. Microsoft will be providing software packages for the winning startup to run their business for 3 years as well as $60 000 worth of Azure Services. Bandwidth Barn will be providing office space for the duration of 6 months and Nokia has come on board as a product sponsor. In addition 8ta will be providing a 3G data modem loaded with their 60Gig + 60Gig offering. The grand
A career in the advertising industry is still one of the most exciting job prospects out there. Thanks to AAA School of Advertising and YFM, one lucky word magician has the chance to get a head start in this fast-paced and stimulating environment. It’s the AAA/YFM Copywriting Challenge. The aim of this initiative is to educate our youth about the career options available in the world of advertising. It also gives participants the chance to win a highly coveted, two-year bursary to the AAA School of Advertising, valued at over R100 000. The Copywriting Challenge is spread over 5 weeks and encourages matric pupils or those who have matriculated in the past two years, to enter. All entrants will be tasked with putting their
YOU Magazine is a reading favourite for millions. From waiting rooms and kitchens to bathrooms and airplanes, YOU is the most popular source of entertainment, gossip, features, insights and humour. This Saturday, the magazine is back with its glamorous awards night, The YOU Spectacular Awards. Being the generous people that they are, the organisers have offered to give away a few complementary tickets to the event- all you need do is answer a ridiculously easy question: Where will the YOU Spectacular Awards take place on July 28, 2012? If you can answer this, send your answer, name, email address and contact information now. This year, the YOU Spectacular Awards will once again be held at The Teatro at Montecasino, Fourways
Joburg and Pretoria have a unique, geographical relationship. These two major cities are just 56km’s away from one another, yet are still able to retain separate identities and strong, unique personalities. This weekend, Pretoria’s usual image of governance and international relations will change, as the Strictly Street Dance Competition comes to town. It has been said that most people fantasise about dancing in that mob street scene from the movie Fame. Although this is impossible- 1) because the film was made in 1980 and 2) if you tried it now, you would be arrested- you can still dream about dancing your heart out in a big city. This is exactly what the Strictly Street Dance Competition is about. Dancers of all