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YUSS! Get Paid R10 000 For Chilling This Holiday!

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SA rapper icon Jack Parow created a social media storm this week with the launch of South Africa’s laziest job competition.

Parow, who proclaims he has a ‘PhD in chilling during the day’, urged students and recent graduates seeking well-paid holiday employment to apply for SA’s laziest summer job, where languishing in the garden in a deck chair for 10 days is about the most strenuous requirement.

The search for three successful candidates – in Joburg, Durban and Cape Town – was launched by Parow on behalf of Husqvarna South Africa – leading gardening, forestry and agricultural equipment supplier. The lucky finalists will ease gently into the working world, earning a whopping R10 000 from 1 to 10 December for doing, basically, very little.

The only physical exertion required of the incumbents is to set up a sunshade and a deck chair, and apply nimble fingers to the keyboards of their smart phones doing social media broadcasts about their cool new “career”, burning through the five gigabytes of data that are loaded – for free – onto their devices.

Husqvarna and Parow have teamed up to promote how much free time you get when you use their brand new “hands free” robotic lawn mower – the Husqvarna Automower® – which mows your lawn all by itself while you get on with more important things. Things like, in Parow’s words, ‘having a dop and a tjop with my tjommie”.

To Parow, using technology to avoid working up a sweat while still getting the work done is ultra-cool. In this job, where your bank balance goes up while you sit down, ‘being lazy never felt so good’, he says.

‘The Automower® has revolutionised “working” in the garden, allowing you to do other chores while it does all the mowing for you. Or, of course, you can get on with other fun stuff at the same time,’ says Jacqui Cochran, marketing manager of Husqvarna South Africa.

The Husqvarna robotic Automower® has a charging station and is guided by a boundary wire. It is fully automatic, even returning to the charging station when battery power is low, and starting to mow again once fully charged, without your intervention.

To apply for the vacancies, visit www.laziestsummerjob.co.za, submit a photo of yourself and a small write up saying why you should be chosen. You need to be at least 18 years or older. Entries close at midnight on 01 November 2017.

Husqvarna will pick the top 10 from Durban, Cape Town and Jozi. These entrants will then be asked to submit videos. Out of these, the top five finalists will be chosen from each region. These videos will then be uploaded to the competition site and voting for contestants will begin. Check out #Husqvarna #LaziestSummerJob on Twitter and other social media.

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Win Tickets To The Cape Town Festival of Beer!

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Because NO great Party ever started with someone eating a Salad!

South Africa’s largest and most popular beer festival, the Cape Town Festival of Beer is back and set to rock the Mother City this November! Hosted at the Hamilton’s Rugby club from 25 to 27 November 2016, this year’s event promises to be bigger, better and even more epic!

Returning for a 7th consecutive year, the 2016 event will feature some of the most sought after local and international beer brands with over 200 beers being showcased from 60 different breweries. The festival will boast a monster entertainment line-up with the Parlotones live on stage on the Friday and will also serve as the ideal spot to watch the Springboks vs Wales game on the Saturday.

Whether you’re a beer enthusiastic, connoisseur, socialite or just keen on sharing a few cold ones with your mates, this is one event you won’t want to miss!

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“After six remarkable events, we both excited and proud of what we have achieved thus far, and we are extremely grateful to our loyal CTFOB fans that have supported us over the years. We have been plotting all year to make this event our biggest to date, by adding some really cool new elements to our festival offering and securing one of SA’s most iconic music acts, the Parlotones to headline the festival. I’m pretty certain this will be our most memorable festival to date”, says Martin Tucker co-owner of the Cape Town Festival Beer.

Guests will have loads to look forward to including guided beer tours with experts to ensure you get the most out of your experience as well as amazing food options from: Celeb Chef and MasterChef SA Judge Pete Goffe – Wood, popular burger joint Hudsons, RAITH gourmet and more…

Let your guide take you around while you meet the brewers and sample a variety of beers, watch home brewing demonstrations and participate in blind tastings. If that’s not enough there will also be a beer judging competition, beer merchandise for sale, lucky draws, raffles and all the works to make for one proper weekend of complete FUN!

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Rugby fans can catch the South Africa vs Wales game at 19:30 on Saturday, on big screens at the Festival! Tables can be booked at info@capetownfestivalofbeer.co.za

To avoid having any sort of “FOMO” head over to www.webtickets.co.za to purchase a ticket – you will get a free beer mug along with your ticket for only R150. Tickets will also be available at the door for the same price (beer mug not included) and of course you will be able to sample all the beers on show for FREE!

Event details:

  • Date: 25, 26 and 27 November 2016
  • Operating times:
    • Fri 12:00 – 23:00
    • Sat 12:00 – 23:00
    • Sun 10:00 – 18:00
  • Venue: Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Green Point
  • Price : R150 for adults and R50 for children (under 13 years)
  • Tickets Available from webtickets.co.za

For more info on the festival, visit: www.capetownfestivlofbeer.co.za or pop onto the various social media platforms and keep the conversation brewing…

WIN TICKETS!

 

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*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Complete the form above to stand a chance of winning 2 double tickets to the Cape Town Festival of Beer.
  2. By entering the competition you agree to receive emails about awesome events and entertainment in your province.
  3. Competition opens on 15 November 2016 and closes at midnight on 20 November 2016, South African Standard Time.
  4. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 21 November 2016. WhatsCracking reserves the right to change the draw date.
  5. Winner/s will be notified via email and are required to confirm receipt within 24 hour of notification or redraw will take place.
  6. Subject to these competition rules, WhatsCracking’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  7. The prizes are non-transferable for cash. If you are the winner, a copy of your South African identity document or passport may be required as proof that you are in fact the winner whose name was drawn.
  8. Employees, agents of or consultants to WhatsCracking and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  9. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.
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WIN TICKETS TO LIVE@VERGENOEGD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

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Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is excited to announce the launch of its first-ever summer music concert series, Live@Vergenoegd.

To be held every first Sunday of the month over the summer, Live@Vergenoegd will feature some of South Africa’s best musicians including Goodluck, Ard Matthews (of Just Jinjer), Monark, Jimmy Nevis, and Arno Carstens.

Much like First Thursdays has taken over Cape Town, Live@Vergenoegd will make “First Sundays” the new thing for music lovers who want to get out of the city to enjoy a day with friends, family, delicious wine, bubbly and food – and of course great music – all set on the estate’s idyllic green lawns.

Ideally situated between Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Somerset West, just off the N2, Vergenoegd is the perfect Sunday concert venue no matter where you’re coming from. In just 30 minutes you can be parked, camped out on the grass, with a delicious glass of Runner Duck white or red in hand, ready for the concert to start. Small fold-up chairs and umbrellas are allowed in the designated area.

Live@Vergenoegd tickets are only R120 per adult and R50 for under 12’s (there will be a dedicated kids’ area to keep the little ones entertained). Vergenoegd wine, food and drinks will be on sale on the day from a great selection of traders (note: you may not bring your own food or drinks).

Or choose a Live@Vergenoegd VIP Package – and we’ll take care of everything for you. VIP packages are sold in pairs, but we’ll gladly accommodate uneven numbers. For R1100 per package you get:
• Two tickets to the concert;
• VIP parking and entrance;
• A separate area with an excellent view of the stage;
• Comfortable seating;
• Private toilets;
• Access to the main concert area;
• A picnic basket with two bottles of Vergenoegd Runner Duck red, white or rose, a selection of delicious food and a 750ml bottle of water;
• An exclusive Vergenoegd blending experience voucher (wine, coffee, tea or olive oil) to enjoy at your next visit to the estate.

VIP packages are limited per concert.

Tickets and VIP packages are on sale online via Webtickets here: https://www.webtickets.co.za/events/featured/live-vergenoegd/1464252227

You can also book online and pay at any Pick ‘n Pay store or BP Express, or buy directly from selected Pick ‘n Pay stores (view the list of stores here: https://www.webtickets.co.za/pnpoutlets.aspx).

Each concert begins at 12:00 and ends at 18:00. The music kicks off with an opening act at 14:30, with the headline act on stage at 16:00.

 

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Put these dates in your dairies now!

Sunday 6 November 2016: Goodluck
Sunday 4 December 2016: Ard Matthews from Just Jinjer
Sunday 8 January 2017: Monark
Sunday 5 February 2017: Jimmy Nevis
Sunday 5 March 2017: Arno Carstens

 

The team at Vergenoegd have carefully chosen this lineup of top local talent to create the perfect summer picnic music experience.

Goodluck are known for their incredible and energetic live performances and their music is an irresistible blend of electronica, pop and subtle influences of jazz. The trio have toured Africa, Europe and the UK with their unique sound.

As the front man of South African band, Just Jinjer, Ard Matthews has become sought-after as a solo artist with the release of his debut solo album in the winter of 2012 to critical acclaim.

Performing as a four-piece band, Monark deliver something completely fresh and unique. The band is setting trends and stirring up tastes in the South African music landscape.

Look forward to Capetonian Jimmy Nevis’s alternative pop sound live on stage. This young musician’s hits include singles ‘Heartboxing’, ‘Balloon’, and ‘7764’.

Platinum selling, award winning, singer-songwriter Arno Carstens needs little introduction. Over his 20-year career, he has released 12 albums; five as lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls, one as part of electronica project Bhelltower and six as a solo artist.

 

#LiveAtVergenoegd

Tickets and information
To book your tickets and get more information, visit http://vergenoegd.co.za/, or join the conversation on:
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/vergenoegd
Twitter https://twitter.com/vergenoegd
Instagram http://instagram.com/vergenoegd_wine_estate

About Vergenoegd Wine Estate
Vergenoegd is already well-known for its award-winning wines, famous and quirky “Duck Parade”, coffee, olive and wine blending experiences and idyllic setting. The estate’s recently launched Market@Vergenoegd, which happens every Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00, is proving popular with locals and visitors alike.

 

WIN WIN WIN!!

 

*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Complete the form above to stand a chance of winning one double general access tickets to a gig of your choice.
  2. By entering the competition you agree to receive emails about awesome events and entertainment in your province.
  3. Competition opens on 13 October 2016 and closes at midnight on 1 November 2016, South African Standard Time.
  4. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 2 November 2016. WhatsCracking reserves the right to change the draw date.
  5. Winner/s will be notified via email and are required to confirm receipt within 24 hour of notification or redraw will take place.
  6. Subject to these competition rules, WhatsCracking’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  7. The prizes are non-transferable for cash. If you are the winner, a copy of your South African identity document or passport may be required as proof that you are in fact the winner whose name was drawn.
  8. Employees, agents of or consultants to WhatsCracking and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  9. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.
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