TMG - October 2015

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Star Wars Awakens

Star Wars Awakens | The Magnifying Glass

The official Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster and trailer was released this week. We, at TMG, are beyond excited! The real question that went around the office was, “Where is Luke Skywalker on the poster?..” Do you know? Let us know in the comments section below…

Zakes Bantwini

Zakes Bantwini & AKA take beef to the soccer pitch once more | The Magnifying Glass

SA music stars Zakes Bantwini and AKA will once again hit the soccer pitch in the name of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Last year saw Bantwini challenge AKA to select a celebrity soccer team and go head to head against him for Bantwini’s initiative called 1Goal4Cancer. Team AKA walked away victorious, resulting in AKA shaving …

Johannesburg vs Cape Town

Johannesburg vs Cape Town | The Magnifying Glass

South Africa has numerous great cities and towns, but none of them are as prominent or popular as the two major cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town. Both cities have great art scenes, friendly people, laid back lifestyle, vibrant nightlife and a stunning scenery. Johannesburg being the largest city in South Africa is also the …

Trash trekking with First Lego League and The KZN Science Centre

Trash trekking with First Lego League and The KZN Science Centre | The Magnifying Glass

It is that time again when the annual First Lego League competition takes place on Saturday, October 24th at the KZN Department of Education Training Institute which will be transformed into a battleground for friendly competition. Schools around KZN have been preparing throughout the year for the title of First Lego League KZN champions. Now …

The Diabetes SA Global Walk – Durban

The Diabetes SA Global Walk - Durban | The Magnifying Glass

Do you have a number? Are you a Type 1 or 2? To avoid being “type-cast”, best you get your body “circulating” and take steps to accept a healthy lifestyle challenge – not only for yourself, but for your family and friends. Now in its fourth year, the Diabetes SA Global Walk – Durban, which …

Ludwick Marishane on 21 ICONS

Ludwick Marishane on 21 ICONS | The Magnifying Glass

“Success is the ability to pursue your own challenge, to focus only on that challenge.” On 25 October 2015 on SABC 3 at 19h27, the acclaimed short-film series 21 ICONS will feature the eighth icon of its third season: Award-winning social student entrepreneur Ludwick Marishane. He is the founder and managing director of Headboy Industries …

The Evolution Of The Sassda Brand

The Evolution Of The Sassda Brand | The Magnifying Glass

The South African Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) has launched its new logo which represents the evolution of the association and its long history in South Africa. The Cross & Balls is a registered trademark owned by sassda and may be used by its members on all goods made from or containing South African stainless …

23 features and 12 TV series for the inaugural Triggerfish Story Lab

23 features and 12 TV series for the inaugural Triggerfish Story Lab | The Magnifying Glass

Triggerfish Animation Studios has shortlisted 23 features and 12 TV series for the inaugural Triggerfish Story Lab, out of a whopping 1 378 entries from 30 countries across Africa. Triggerfish had planned to announce a shortlist of 10 features and 10 TV series, but increased this after being pleasantly surprised by both the quantity and …

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation | The Magnifying Glass

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) STOPAIDS, and Actor Colin Farrell hosted an event at Getty Images Gallery last night to announce a unified commitment to achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal in Malawi’s Mulanje District. The ambitious yet achievable 90-90-90 target conceived by UNAIDS calls for rapid scale-up of proven HIV interventions so that by …

I am an Engineer Competition launches

I am an Engineer Competition launches | The Magnifying Glass

Pupils at 20 rural schools in each of KwaZulu-Natal’s 12 educational districts will be building three dimensional houses as part of the (MKI) I am an Engineer Competition. The winning school stands to win and eco-friendly laboratory whilst the first runner up will take away a prize of R80 000 for school refurbishments. The school …

KZN Science Centre, SAP

KZN Science Centre, SAP & Africa Code Week | The Magnifying Glass

Recently, the KZN Science Centre an NPO organisation together with SAP hosted creative coding workshops throughout the province during Africa Code Week to assist learners with the Scratch coding software as well as enlightening learners about the amazing careers and possibilities that are available in the world of Computer Science and Information.

Project ENZA

Project ENZA | The Magnifying Glass

Project ENZA (a tourism NPO organisation) recently invited learners and educators through the Department of Education to their annual tourism information day, which highlighted the importance of our South African heritage and our tourism particularly those students taking courses that relate to Tourism and hospitality whilst still at school. Over 100 high school students spent …

Samsung Electronics Certified as a Top Employer 2016 in South Africa

Samsung Electronics Certified as a Top Employer 2016 in South Africa | The Magnifying Glass

Samsung Electronics South Africa is honoured to reveal that it has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for the company’s exceptional employee conditions, at a scintillating ceremony held at an exclusive Certification Dinner at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg. The event was attended by roughly 800 Business and Human Capital Heads from 134 certified …

Getting abreast of October

Getting abreast of October | The Magnifying Glass

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a month that, for many, is a way of celebrating survivors and educating the public about this disease. Satin Candy is a quaint and classy retail lingerie outlet with stores in both Durban North and Kloof that is owned by Sandra Thomas, who is not only passionate about …

Celebrating Star Wars Read Day

Celebrating Star Wars Read Day | The Magnifying Glass

South African fans of all ages attended the Star Wars Reads Day event at Exclusive Books in Melrose Arch, 10 October 2015. With over 1000 storytelling events across the globe to promote literacy, Star Wars Reads Day brings families together to celebrate reading as they gear up for the highly anticipated theatrical release of Star …

BIC Boy goes back to school

BIC Boy goes back to school | The Magnifying Glass

Launched in 2011, the ‘Choose BIC and Change a Future’ initiative has donated over 5 million pens to assist lesser-resourced learners across South Africa. For the fourth consecutive year, BIC will embark on its successful school roadshow, and this year, the stationery brand will continue its efforts towards improving the quality of education in our …