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  • treadFEST, the ultimate milestone festival

    During the course of our life we reach many milestones, big and small, that remind us of how far we have come and the journey we have taken to get to where we are now. A milestone is a significant event or development that takes place within our lives that aids in our growth as individuals and usually carries a lot of meaning for each of us. We exert intense devotion into achieving some of life’s major milestones, whether it’s finishing with our matric, heading into our first or final year of university or starting a new job. All of these milestones...

  • treadFEST 2017 – five stages with Locnville, Sketchy Bongo, Holly Wasserfall

    treadFEST 2017 -- which takes place from 3 to 6 December in the Drakensberg -- presents five stages with a mix of music genres: Jerry and the Bandits, Holly Wasserfall, Locnville, Sketchy Bongo, Monark are just six among a host of bands and DJs in the pipeline. Jerry and the Bandits’ latest EP, Fiction in Folktale, is the result of passion, hard work, long hours, and hoarse voices. “Many people get confused by the title we have chosen but it’s not so confusing if you think about it”, says vocalist Jerry. “It basically means that we are passing our stories through to others by...

  • Want your music to be heard? Then join treadFEST’s Battle of the Bands

    treadFEST and GWP (Graeme Watkins Project) are partnering up to search for South Africa’s new musical sensation. We want to hear your music, and we want other people to hear it too. treadFEST wants to give you a place to showcase your musical talents and to help you take a step towards making your dreams of becoming a performer into a reality. All styles of music are welcome, whether you are a band or a solo act, a duo or a DJ, we want you! Do you think you have what it takes to perform on stage in front of a huge...

  • Festival goers can expect to be swept away by treadFEST surroundings

    One of treadFEST’s main features, is the area in which its set. In the heart of the Drakensberg, surrounded by mountains and trees. The moment you arrive you will be swept away by the beautiful scenery and the fresh air. The festival takes place from 3 to 6 December at the Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge, in the Drakensberg. treadFEST want you to absorb the beauty around the camp, and have specially created activities that allow you to connect with nature in the best possible way. With over 350 hectares to walk, you will fully explore the natural wonders around you. If you long for...

  • With over 350 hectares, treadFEST offers adventure and stunning views

    TreadFEST, which takes place in Drakensberg, is just a few weeks away. Set to take place from 3 to 6 December, one of the festival's main features is the area's setting. In the heart of the Drakensberg, surrounded by mountains and trees. The moment you arrive you will be swept away by the beautiful scenery and the fresh air. treadFEST want you to absorb the beauty around the camp, and have specially created activities that allow you to connect with nature in the best possible way. With over 350 hectares to walk, you will fully explore the natural wonders around you. If you long...

  • Sunrise yoga, delicious food, water activities and more at treadFEST

    treadFEST -- which takes place from 3 to 6 December 2017 in the Drakensberg -- wants you to get the most out of your trip, and has ensured that there is constantly something to do. You will never be bored while at the festival. Start your day off right with sunrise yoga. There is no better way to start of your morning, and it will leave you feeling energised for the rest of the day. treadFEST has partnered with Tranquini to create the ultimate Zen experience. Whether you’re a yoga pro or a beginner, everyone is welcome. In the evening, watch movies...

  • Sureswipe’s Move allows business owners to accept payments on the go

    Business owners that often move around to sell their goods and services have been able to increase revenue thanks to Sureswipe's Move payment solution. The solution allows one to easily receive card payments from customers regardless of where one is. Sureswipe MD Paul Kent says Move has boosted the revenue of a number of its small business clients because it allows business owners and their staff to remain mobile, agile and offer their customers personalised, face-to-face service. Move is also a great option for pop-up shops, those operating from markets and who run promotions. “We know the challenges that merchants, independent retailers and SMEs face. This is why we...

  • treadFEST 2017 – five stages with New Hero, Grimehouse, Opposite the Other

    treadFEST 2017 presents five stages with a mix of music genres: Grimehouse, New Hero and Opposite the Other are just three among a host of bands and DJs in the pipeline. Welcome to the filthy side of South African Drumstep: Grimehouse. His tracks are played by some of the biggest artists in the world, including the Beatport Studios Live and a compilation for one of the world’s biggest record labels "MAD DECENT". But this is just the beginning for the filth monster! Grimehouse’s tracks are racking up thousands and thousands of plays every month on his Soundcloud page and he tries to give...

  • Four black-owned fintech startups each win R1m at Alphacode pitching event

    Four black-owned South African financial services startups each won R1-million last night at a pitching event hosted by AlphaCode. The event was held on 31 October and was run for the third time in collaboration with AlphaCode, a club for next generation financial services entrepreneurs powered by RMI Holdings. The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) pitching event is an initiative of Merrill Lynch South Africa and Royal Bafokeng Holdings which seeks to identify and reward high potential South African fintech entrepreneurs to boost the development of fintech in South Africa. Monetary awards were made to four of the 10 black-owned financial services businesses which pitched. The four businesses, as recipients of the grant funding, will become members...

  • Blurring of fintech, agritech holds significant potential impact for Africa

    The transformative power of fintech innovations has had far-reaching consequences on the financial services sector, disrupting traditional banking models and bringing about previously unimaginable changes in the way customers bank and pay. Technology is also transforming other industries, such as agriculture and health services. And because most industries have a financial element, the lines between the technology changes in fintech and other industries such as agritech are beginning to blur. This makes for even more exciting possibilities. “More and more we are seeing the convergence across sectors, and for emerging markets this systemic approach is a useful way to address the complexity,”...

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