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2 days ago

Peanut Gallery 247

Earlier today, I took my grandmother for her second vaccine.
The process was seamless!

My gran will be 90 years next month. I took her to the priority parking, before I could even get out of the car, a young man was already waiting at her door with a wheelchair.
He and others were there to assist by pushing her around in the wheelchair with me alongside.

She didn’t have to wait in any queue - we were done in less than half hour. This pic of the queue was just to show you how much quieter it was today opposed to when we got ours on Sunday.

My gran is not on medical aid, just thought I should mention if anyone may need to know and wondering if they can go to this site.

As for this young man and the others doing this - I hope other people also tip them because it takes patience to do this and not everyone can - certainly not with such sincerity.

FYI - when registration was open for 35years and over, we registered. Didn’t wait for an appointment - we went as walk-ins on Sunday, it took 3 hours - I’ll post some pics in the comments.

Really impressed with Discovery and well done!

Even though it was so busy on Sunday and it took us an entire 3 hours, it was well organised!
Today was even more impressive with my gran.
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5 days ago

Peanut Gallery 247

Choose the middle suggestion of predictive text 😉

Mine is: I want to put my clothes in your fridge 😅
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5 days ago

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This is very sad news - so many fond memories of concerts and events which I attended here.

Do you have any? Let me know in the comments.

𝗘𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝗿𝗮: 𝗧𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝗽𝗿𝗼 𝗗𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲

It is with a heavy heart that RX Venue Management today announces that after 20 years of being the management company of South Africa’s largest multipurpose indoor arena, The Ticketpro Dome has now been sold by the owners, Sasol Pension Fund, to a third party which does not operate in the event space.

This is another devasting blow for the exhibitions, events, and entertainment industry due to Covid-19. The ban on public gatherings has meant that during 2020 and now 2021, the Ticketpro Dome has been unable to operate.

Carol Weaving, MD of RX Africa says: “The selling of the Ticketpro Dome, is extremely disappointing and heartbreaking for our industry. The Ticketpro Dome has been home to many international concerts and events in South Africa, and this will undoubtedly leave a huge void. Unfortunately, as we are only the managing company, we were unable to change the outcome of Sasol Pension Fund selling the venue due to force majeure.”

The Ticketpro Dome solidified global recognition with companies and promoters throughout several industries and will be remembered as an iconic venue across the events, exhibitions, and entertainment sectors.

The Dome opened on 8 April 1998 with a concert by Diana Ross attended by over 15 000 people with a special guest appearance by the late former President Nelson Mandela. Over the years, the venue has played host to top international music artists such as Pink, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Lauren Hill, Pharrell Williams, Celine Dion and Michael Buble. On the local front, artists such as Prime Circle, The Parlotones, Lira, Tonya De Lazy, Black Coffee, and Soweto Gospel Choir has graced the stage. South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest become the first local artist to sell out the Dome. Some 20 000 tickets were sold even before the event, suitably billed ‘Fill Up The Dome’.

On the exhibition front, the Dome has been home to many consumer and trade shows such as Homemakers Fair, Rage, Mama Magic Baby Show, Fire and Feast Food Festival, Mediatech Africa and Africa Automation Technology Fair.

In 2017, the NBA Africa Games were held at the Dome and WWE International and Disney on Ice has also been staged there.

In 2020, the Ticketpro Dome launched the successful Hybrid Studio in response to the global pandemic. “Our sector has been extraordinarily innovative in transforming our offerings to accommodate online participation, but a hybrid event incurs two sets of costs, one for the online component and one for the in-venue aspect. Attendance capacity restrictions make in-person events unviable, and online does not carry the same appeal,” says Projeni Pather, Chairperson of the Association of African Exhibition Organisers.

More details continued in comments …

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1 week ago

Peanut Gallery 247

I’m seeing so many posts of people with a shortage for food in KZN.
Standing in lines all day.
I don’t feel it’s right for me to post such screenshots but it’s like this “rich people are buying so much of stuff filling their trolleys and we poor people have nothing left by the time we get to the store. I paid R35 for one tinfish when it’s normally R18”

In my opinion such shop owners are looting from people. and why not apply some restrictions in limiting products so that others can get too?

Many of the communities that have been affected by the looting have the majority of poor to middle class people. Lots unemployed and/or only get the government grant. Many others are weekly paid and cannot afford to stock pile.

Not to mention those that have now lost jobs as a result of this unrest.

I encourage you to expose these shops! Take pictures of the prices that have hiked unreasonably. Or your till slip and post it on social media.

Some communities stood in solidarity protecting these very same shops.

They must not take advantage of this awful situation- COVID itself caused such price hikes.

This is wrong. And this is where we can use social media to address and highlight such issues. Report them!

On the same note, well done to those shops who put restrictions in place and didn’t increase prices absurdly or at all.
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#sapsKZN Port Shepstone #SAPS arrested 4 suspects for possession of suspected stolen property to the value of R400 000,00.. A total of 7 vehicles transporting the property were also impounded. #ProtectSouthAfrica ME

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The Muslim community, who didn't instigate this looting, are delivering loaves of bread in many parts of KZN. Have the Zuma family delivered bread to help the poor? No

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