‘Idols’ win­ner set for switch-on stage

Yanga So­betwa among top mu­si­cians to per­form at event

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - METRO - KAREN PRE­TO­RIUS

CAPE Town’s lat­est Idols SA win­ner, Yanga So­betwa, is ready to rock the stage at the an­nual switch­ing-on of the fes­tive sea­son lights tonight. She will be joined by artists Robin Pi­eters, El­wira Standili, YoungstaCPT, Emo Adams, Dr Vic­tor and the Rasta Rebels, Kwesta, Shekhi­nah, Sarah Theron, Ny­ota Parker and Kun­jalo.

The theme of the event, #BeIn­spir­ing, is de­rived from cel­e­bra­tions mark­ing Nel­son Man­dela’s cen­te­nary year, among other events.

This will be So­betwa’s first show since win­ning the re­al­ity TV com­pe­ti­tion two weeks ago, and she’s ex­cited about per­form­ing at the event. “I’m ex­cited to see peo­ple who have been sup­port­ing me, and to share a stage with other artists,” she said.

So­betwa will per­form her de­but sin­gle, Scars (All over Me), and cover songs that made her a firm favourite on Idols.

The teen from Delft has had a busy week, in be­tween en­gage­ments com­plet­ing the Grade 11 ex­ams she missed dur­ing her Idols jour­ney.

The an­nual switch­ing-on of the fes­tive sea­son lights, now in its 49th year, brings rev­ellers to the CBD, par­tic­u­larly Ad­der­ley Street, to cel­e­brate the start of the hol­i­day sea­son. There will be switch-on events in 15 ar­eas in the metro.

The City’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor for safety and se­cu­rity, Richard Bos­man, warned that strict se­cu­rity would be in place so fam­i­lies could en­joy the Christ­mas lights in a safe en­vi­ron­ment.

Res­i­dents and visi­tors are ad­vised that there will be zero-tol­er­ance for weapons, al­co­hol, drugs and other il­le­gal sub­stances, he said.

The mu­sic show on the Grand Pa­rade starts at 4pm, and the lights in Ad­der­ley Street, which are big­ger and bet­ter this year, will be switched on at 8.30pm. Fol­low­ing this, a 3D map­ping video, pro­duced by a team from the Za­mani Project, will be pro­jected on the façade of City Hall.

TWO PROP­ER­TIES – a pri­vate game re­serve and an 83ha farm – near Ladi­smith in the Klein Ka­roo will be sold on auc­tion on De­cem­ber 19.

The 250ha pri­vate game re­serve, Den Vlier, is 17km from Ladi­smith, says Tanya Jo­vanovski, fran­chisee of Raw­son Auc­tions West­ern Cape.

“The game re­serve in­cludes a two-bed­room house with a splash pool that over­looks the farm.

“The prop­erty also of­fers a camp­ing area with a kitchen and ablu­tion fa­cil­i­ties, and ac­cess to hik­ing trails,” she says.

Other fea­tures in­clude a bat­tery room for so­lar power, a boma at the house and camp­ing area, a nat­u­ral wa­ter­fall dur­ing the rainy sea­son; and a so­lar and wind pump for elec­tric­ity and wa­ter tanks.

“South African game, such as leop­ards, gems­buck, kudu and spring­bok, will be in­cluded in the sale,” Jo­vanovski says.

The sec­ond prop­erty, Plaas Tierkop, is a farm sur­rounded by moun­tains.

The site in­cludes a well-con­structed in­dus­trial fac­tory; a newly ren­o­vated, dou­ble-storey, five-bed­room house; a four-bed­room house built in 1910; and a lux­u­ri­ous, one-bed­room New York-style loft apart­ment.

Jo­vanovski says other build­ings in­clude two sta­bles that can each house two horses, a small store­room and three labour­ers’ cot­tages, each with three rooms.

Ladi­smith, an ex­ten­sive farm­ing area, has an ideal cli­mate for the pro­duc­tion of apri­cots, peaches, plums, nec­tarines, figs, pomegranates, olives and grapes, she says.

“There are two cheese fac­to­ries and a win­ery nearby, so Tierkop farm lends it­self to be­ing con­verted into an in­dus­trial op­er­a­tion.”

If tourism should pique the in­ter­est of the buyer, the prop­erty is well po­si­tioned to at­tract at­ten­tion from visi­tors to the R62, the long­est wine route in the Cape.

“The farm could be de­vel­oped as a guest farm or a road­side diner for the thriv­ing tourist mar­ket,” she sug­gests.

Farm­ing equip­ment and im­ple­ments will be in­cluded in the sale and a list of these items can be made avail­able upon re­quest.

Both prop­er­ties will be auc­tioned at noon on De­cem­ber 19 at the Raw­son Prop­erty Group’s head of­fice at 222 Main Road, Ron­de­bosch.

For more de­tails or to book an ap­point­ment to view the prop­er­ties, call Sonja Visser on 081 270 5027 or Tanya Jo­vanovski on 021 837 1700.


CHRIST­MAS cheer in Ad­der­ley Street.

A farm si­t­u­ated on Route 62 in the Klein Ka­roo will be auc­tioned at Raw­son Auc­tion West­ern Cape’s next mul­ti­ple prop­erty auc­tion in Cape Town on De­cem­ber 19.

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