[Evan-Lee Courie] Uganda's annual PRAU Excellence Awards, the event that recognises public relations and communications excellence in Uganda, which was set to take place in November 2012, eventually took place on Friday, 22 March 2013 at Imperial Royale Hotel. This years event coincided with the East African Public Relations Conference (EAPRC) which took place from 20-22 March in Kampala, Uganda.
[Evan-Lee Courie] In the run up to the 85th Academy Award ceremony taking place in 2013, it has been reported that a record number of 71 submissions have been submitted to compete for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Of this record number, four of the films are from Africa, with Kenya submitting its very first film.
[Evan-Lee Courie] What do you get when you put three S.A Idols winners', well two and a half (after the latest Idols season's joint winners), a vivacious performer and a SAMA winner on stage? A star quality performance of Cape Town's Divas. Idols winners, Karen Kortje, Jody Williams and newcomer to the industry, Sasha Lee Davids, along with the incredible performer, Salome and SAMA winner Claire Phillips, came together for the first time ever on stage to bring you Divas Cape Town!
[Evan-Lee Courie] Recently I had the privilege to attend the launch of not one, but two music videos. That of Chad Saaiman and Byron Clarke, who were both SAMA-nominated artists in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Saaiman's first single, Thinking About You off his second album The Flight, which is to be released in the near future and Clarke's The Rain from his debut album was launched at Living Room in Cape Town.
[Evan-Lee Courie] If you weren't keen to spend the entire weekend being part of everything to do with Loeries, Between10and5 hosted an escape with a house party based at a secret location. Before attending, I researched what Between10and5 is really about. It is a platform for agencies, freelancers, illustrators, artists and other creatives to showcase their best work on a daily basis.
[Evan-Lee Courie] So you think you can party, dance and drink? If you think you can, then the Velocity Party was the place to be on Friday, 25 September 2009. Themed "Party like a rock star", the shindig was held at Ignite in Camps Bay as one of many parties at the Loerie Awards 2009.
[Evan-Lee Courie] The character that we all know today as James Bond 007, is a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, originally featured in 12 novels and two short story collections. The character as we know, has been used in the second most successful film franchise to date. Forty six years and 21 films later, the current film, Quantum of Solace, will be released here in South Africa on 19th November 2008.