‘Idols’ winner set for switch-on stage
Yanga Sobetwa among top musicians to perform at event
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.