Wednesday, October 28, 2009

AN UPDATE OF NOTE!!

hey there ALL!!!!

firstly i have to apologise for being sooo very quiet in posting on my blog!
but i n my defence, i have to say it has not been because i have been doing nothing. lol

this month has bee REALLY hectic as i have been busy with arrangements for my charity benefit i am doing for HEALTH4MEN. it has been such an exciting time for me and not to mention a HUGE learning curve in ALL aspects!
i have been amazed at the willingness of people to be involved in charity. they really DO want to give or help, but don't always know where and how.

let me tell you all one thing...this event promises to be BIG!
BIG artists, BIG prizes...and an even BIGGER CAUSE!!!!

so it is with great delight that i can say, i am pretty much done with the arrangements and it is now all systems go for this thing!! tickets have already been bought, and is still being bought....as we speak...lol...and i am excited to see all of you there!!

further more i am just humbled at what this experience has taught me....and i keep asking myself...."who am i that i should be so fortunate to be involved in this? (and i am talking about both the charity benefit and also the competition). the directors have really gone out of their way to make this an event to be remembered and to create opportunities for us as contestants to grab it and make something of it!!!

and so we shall, hey guys????

so yea, i have posted some interesting things for you guys to read about concerning the grand finale, so go check it out!!

next week ill be in Jozi for a day to do a shoot for the new calender....featuring the hottest gay guys in SA.....yep US!!!! lol

then I'm back in Cpt to welcome all you lovely people to THE CHARL VAN DEN BERG/HEALTH4MEN CHARITY BENEFIT, held at the new funky ADAM AND EVE LOUNGE!

so don't delay, get those tickets and don't loose out. there were also be some of the other contestants from the comp there if you want to meet them!!

anyways...gotta dash!!

C

A WORD FROM THE BIG GUYS!


Mr. Gay South Africa™

The Grand Finale


It’s been a glorious year, traveling throughout South Africa to find the countries “ultimate gay men” for 2009 and how proud are we with the finalists for this year. Sixteen great human beings; and the time has now come to choose a winner, the deserving guy who will be representing the entire LGBTI community for 2010.

Come and experience an evening of glitz, glam, gorgeous men, fabulous guests combined with a show that will make the gay community proud. Here is just a glimpse of the evening’s proceedings:

Venue : The Opera House, State Theatre, Pretoria
Date : 28 November 2009
Time : Doors open at 19.00, show starts at 20.00
Director : Anne Williams – Celebrated Director
Entertainment : Timothy Moloi – the sensational Crooner
: Judy Page – the renowned songstress and “Queen of the Extravaganza stage”
Your hosts : Jason Greer – TV Personality will be the MC (this one’s for the girls!)
: Miss Cathy Specific – Your (Air) Hostess “In Charge”
Guest Designer 2009 : Perow by Boncou – new men’s lable by well-known designer Peter Bondesio
Further more : A surprise or two awaits you the audience on the night
Winners trophy : A bronze sculpture specially made by famous sculptor: Manie Connoway
The Stars :16 gorgeous gay men from around SA
The Film Crew : Nico Steyn of the God Company
Dress : Smart Darling! Very smart
Entrance : R100 (Balcony), R150 (stalls) and R200 (VIP area)
Ticket sales :Computicket http://www.computicket.com/web/event/mr_gay_south_africa/52122810
Finalists & SMS voting: http://www.mrgaysouthafrica.co.za/contestants.html
Cash bar : Available
After-party : Legends Night Club (just off Brooklyn Circle) – Voted Best Gay Club in SA –
FREE ENTRY (worth R60) with your Mr. Gay South Africa™ Computicket ticket
For the non clubbers : At Al Bar – your cozy gay bar in Hatfield.
Audience Prize : Trip for two to Zanzibar, Dar Es Salaam and the Serengeti – value R50 000
Calendar : The all new, sizzling hot calendar of the finalists will be on sale – limited edition
Program : Full color A5 program will be available at the door
The morning after : Brunch with the winner – Casta Divas Boutique Hotel – (see website for details)
The night before : Dinner with the finalists – Orange Restaurant, Court Classique Boutique Hotel –
Only 40 seats available to meet the finalists – see website for details

Juan Lerm, Director Operations said: “Ticket sales have exceeded all our exceptions, with tickets selling very quickly, so to avoid disappointment book your ticket/s to witness the hottest event this year, with prizes in excess of R400 000; this is without question the richest male pageant in South African history. Come and join us and rub shoulders with the Who’s who in SA and support your favorite finalist”

It doesn’t get better than this! Get out the best outfit, bring together your most glamorous friends and come party with us! And let us celebrate our lives!

SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO AT THE GRAND FINALE

Press Release: Mr. Gay South Africa™ - The Entertainers – Grand Finale

Drawn up by : Coenie Kukkukk
Contact person : Juan
Contact tel : 0828545725
E-Mail address : juan@mrgaysouthafrica.co.za
Media Accreditation: : coenie@mrgaysouthafrica.co.za
Web address : http://www.mrgaysouthafrica.co.za/
Date: : 27.10.09
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mr. Gay South Africa™

THE ENTERTAINERS

The Grand Finale of Mr. Gay South Africa™ :


The Hostess: Cathy Specific

Who's that girl? If you're somewhat puzzled by the identity of that voluptuous air-hostess (boasting calves of steel and dressed in a baby blue uniform) that you might have spotted at a posh function or cabaret show, wonder no more: That outrageously imposing blonde woman is none-other than Cathy Specific, a flight attendant and stage performer extraordinaire. Cathy is also the star and co-writer of the musical comedy revue show, Mile High with Cathy Specific.

(Read more about Cathy here: http://www.cathyspecific.co.za/about.cfm)






The Host: Jason Greer

Jason Greer was introduced to the events and entertainment industry in 2000 when he worked as an entertainment coordinator for the Rand Show. After a successful three years with this iconic event he had the opportunity, amongst other things,to work at MonteCasino as a Promotions MC.In the eight years since, Jason has worked as an MC and in the field of event production, and has learnt that no job is without its pressures and demands. These are the challenges he thrives on when taking an event to its successful conclusion.Having left SABC 3 at the end of March 2009, Jason can now be seen as one of the new faces on the M-Net new entertainment show, All Access, broadcast every Thursday night at 7.30pm. Fortunately, this still lends him time to continue to be actively involved in marketing and entertainment solutions with The ProduXion House. On top of this he has appeared in numerous TV commercials, corporate videos and done many voice-overs and in his spare time, Jason is as an accomplished trainer on AutoCAD, an architectural design programme.(Read more about Jason here: http://www.jasongreer.co.za/)


The Diva: Judy Page

Judy Page is a true-blue South African musical theatre Legend who’s played some of the stage’s most memorable roles - from Dolly Levi to Roxie Hart. Born in Zimbabwe, Judy first thought of making a career as a dancer, but she was persuaded to instead harness her singing talent. Moving to South Africa in the 1960’s she became a band vocalist and cabaret performer before breaking into musical theatre in the mid-70’s production of From Berlin to Broadway. She’s since appeared in countless stage musicals including The Sound of Music, The King and I and Mame.Those who thought that Chicago was first performed in South Africa in 2005, may be surprised to learn that Judy was our first local Roxie Hart in the 1977 production. She also played Mama Morton in a Port Elizabeth production in 2002.Her award winning career has included tributes to Brel, Sondheim, Piaf and Judy Garland, performing in Sun City extravaganzas and even a stint in the now cringe-inducing SABC Dallas-wannabe soap series Westgate in the 80’s. Most recently she performed as Golde in last year’s Fiddler on the Roof.(Read more about Judy here: http://www.mambaonline.com/article.asp?artid=1677)


The Crooner: Timothy Moloi

Timothy Moloi is one of South Africa’s most extraordinary and yet up till now, unsung talents. With his smooth-as-velvet voice and masterful range, Moloi is an established and formidable singer with a talent that ranks up amongst the all-time greats. Highly revered and respected by his singing peers, Timothy has shared stages with some of the country’s finest acts, performed at some of the most prestigious events and been highly active in the music world, yet he has managed to remain, for the most part, out of the public eye. However, all that is destined to change with the 2009 release of his debut solo album through Thatch Music.

(Read more about Tim here: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thatchmusic.com%2Ftimothymoloi%2Findex.php%3Ffuseaction%3Dmain.page%26pageid%3D2&h=1ab8c284cadcac5bb00e3b729e4d8457 )


The Director: Anne Williams


With over 30 years experience in television direction & production, Anne Williams is a familiar name & face in the South African entertainment industry as a multi-camera live broadcast director & producer - as well as a radio & television presenter.She was raised and educated in Grahamstown and holds a BA degree (Rhodes) in English and Speech & Drama. She is also a graduate teacher (Associate & Licenciate) of Trinity College, London.Recipient of 2 Artes Awards, 2 Star Tonight Awards, an NTVA Award and 10 award nominations, her work includes: Miss South Africa '94, '95, '96, Miss World '94, '95, '96, Opening & Closing Ceremonies All Africa Games, Aida, World Dancesport Latin Championships, A Night to Remember in the presence of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Jean Michel Jarre at Sun City, Paul Simon Live, Woman of the Year Awards and a WORD or 2.Anne is also known for her on-camera presentation in the early days of television - she was one of the very first "faces" of TV1 Continuity and presented "Silhouette", "Video 2", "A to Z" and various other magazine programmes.As a voice artist she is currently heard on SAfm in her own entertainment & media slots.(Read more about Anne here: http://www.tvsa.co.za/actorprofile.asp?actorid=4246)


The Stars:

The sixteen men chosen around South Africa who may qualify as:

THE ULTIMATE GAY MALE - a gay man of impeccable character, taste and style – and of course – a temple of a body to house these admirable qualities. A candidate of whom the LGBTI community – in all it’s diversity – can be proud of.


Who will the winner be?

The venue: The Opera House, State Theatre, Pretoria.
The date: Saturday, 28 November 2009 ... Doors open at 7 pm, show at 8 pm.


Juan Lerm, Director Operations said: “Tickets are now on sale at Computicket – and selling like hotcakes. Be early to avoid loosing out!”

Easy booking: click here:

http://www.computicket.com/web/event/mr_gay_south_africa/52122810/

ENDS

Drawn up by : Coenie Kukkukk
Contact person : Juan
Contact tel : 0828545725
E-Mail address : juan@mrgaysouthafrica.co.za
Media Accreditation: : coenie@mrgaysouthafrica.co.za
Web address : http://www.mrgaysouthafrica.co.za/

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

THE EVENT YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!!!






well its finally here!
the date, place and concept of my charity benefit!!

it promises to be THE event to start the summer...and what better way to do so than opening our hearts and supporting a worthy cause.....one that impacts us ALL, across world, in such a serious manner!! so get out your diaries and make sure you put this sown, on the 5Th of November 2009, at Adam And Eve Lounge, in the heart of the PINK BLOCK!

Come and hear two outstanding DIVAS in song as they promise to take you back and make it an evening to remember!

oh, and lets not forget the AMAZING prizes up for auction.....

a flight for 4 ppl, with sparkling wine, over the Peninsula,
a Shark Cage Dive off the beautiful coast of Gansbaai for two,
a 2 night stay for two ppl at the Prestigious The Glen Boutique Hotel
a make over and portfolio all done by make up artist, hairstylist and photographer, Reno Horn
underwear form Designer Craig Port
underwear from the OFFICIAL sponsor of Mr Gay South Africa, BONEWEAR,
AND 2 VIP TICKETS TO THE GRAND FINALE OF THE MR GAY SOUTH AFRICA COMPETITION, TO BE HELD IN PRETORIA ON THE 28TH OF NOVEMBER 2009!

so get your pens out, and make a date!!

chat latta
charl

if you guys have any queries pls call me on 073 175 1888

Sunday, October 18, 2009

COCKTAILS FIT FOR A KING

Press Release: Mr. Gay South Africa™ - Winners Cocktail Brunch

Contact person : Juan
Contact tel : 0828545725
E-Mail address : juan@mrgaysouthafrica.co.za
Web address : www.mrgaysouthafrica.co.za

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mr. Gay South Africa™

Cocktails anyone?

Boys, Boys and more Boys…

How about having cocktails and brunch with the newly crowned Mr. Gay South Africa™ 2009? And the two runner-ups?

How about having cocktails and brunch with some of the finalists of the Mr. Gay South Africa™ Competition?

How about having cocktails and brunch with VIP’s such as Mr. Brian Merriman, Director for Africa, Mr. Gay World? And other celebrities?

How about having cocktails and brunch with some fabulously famous people in fabulous surrounds?

Well – now you can!

Place : The majestic Casta Diva Boutique Hotel in Pretoria
Date : 29 November 2009
Time : 10H00
Entrance : R100 per person incl. welcome drink, brunch and live entertainment –
cocktails extra
PLUS : Sculpture, Art and Photographic exhibition
Seating : Limited – please book early – reservations opens 15 October 2009.

Casta Diva Boutique Hotel is a majestic old Manor house in magnificent surrounds, lavish gardens, half Olympic size swimming pool, cosy theatre and so much more - with a beautiful history and beautifully renovated by Charles and his partner Alejandro. Accommodation is also available for after the pageant – please contact reservations at Casta Diva Boutique Hotel for more info. Their fine dining restaurant, Charisma is open to the public with one of the most exciting menus in Pretoria.

There will be photo opportunities with the finalists in attendance + the winner and runner-ups - a perfect time to mingle with a fabulous cocktail in hand to end the wonderful 2009 Mr. Gay South Africa™ Competition.

Looking forward to see you and yours at Casta Diva Boutique Hotel for cocktails and brunch! Do not forget – book early!

For more information contact me Juan on juan@mrgaysouthafrica.co.za
For Cocktails with the new crowned, Mr. Gay South Africa™, contact reservations at: (012) 542 4449
For accommodation enquiries, please contact reservations on (012) 542-4449 or info@castadiva.co.za
For more information on Casta Diva Boutique Hotel: www.castadiva.co.za
For any press and media accreditation: coenie@mrgaysouthafrica.co.za



BREAKING NEWS:

TICKETS HAVE JUST GONE ON SALE FOR the Grand Finale of Mr. Gay South Africa for 2009 - it promises to be the biggest, most glitzy and glam event ever in the male pageant history in SA - with world-class entertainment ...

The venue:

The Opera House, State Theatre, Pretoria on 28 November 2009 ... Doors open at 7 pm, show at 8 pm.

Tickets on sale now at Computicket - click here:

http://www.computicket.com/web/event/mr_gay_south_africa/52122810/


Juan
Director Operations: Mr. Gay South Africa (Pty)Ltd
www.mrgaysouthafrica.co.za

SOMETHING FOR THE AUDIENCE!

The Search for the Ultimate Gay Male


Grand Finale Audience Competition

By just being in the audience at the Grand Finale on 28 November 2009 at the Opera House of the State Theatre you can win this magnificent prize worth R50 000 sponsored by the Kempinski Hotels for two:

Two nights at the fabulous Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski in Dar es Salaam

Three nights at the tranquil Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski

Two nights at the ultra luxurious Bilila Lodge Kempinski in the Serengeti

Including:
Return airfares from Johannesburg
Internal domestic flights between the properties
Full board – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Rules:
1. You have to be at the Opera House on the night
2. You have to enter by sending the word “Kempinski” to juan@mrgaysouthafrica.co.za with your name and telephone number and occupation on or before 27 November 2009.
3. You are 18 years or older.
4. Prize not exchangeable for cash

Lazing on the Spice Island, leisurely cocktails in Dar es Salaam and game viewing in the Serengeti – heaven!
Have a look at their international portfolio: www.Kempinski.com with some of the best hotels in the world.

So book now at Computicket: http://www.computicket.com/web/event/mr_gay_south_africa/52122810/

And stand a chance to win this fabulous prize!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

LOUD AND PROUD IN THE ARMY NOW!

hey guys and gals!!!

i really want to say i am VERY happy about Presedent Obama's call on the army to allow gay and lesbian people serving in the US Army to be loud and proud!!! its a step closer to equality for all hey!!
and well done to those who attended the march!!! if we dont speak out, we wont get heard!!!!

GO BARAK OBAMA!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

INVITATION TO THE MR GAY SOUTH AFRICA 2009

hey there guys and gals!

hope you have been doing really well!!

Its been a while, but lots have happened in the past two weeks!! We have received our invitations to the public, to invite you all to attend 'THE GRAND AFFAIR", the final round of the Mr Gay South Africa competition!
So i have posted the invitation on my blog! Go take a look at it and get your ticket at the nearest Computicket! It promises to be an evening of glitz and glam...fit for a king....or a QUEEN mind you! (hehehehe)

http://www.computicket.com/web/event/mr_gay_south_africa/52122810/

Charl

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