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In proud partnership with sponsors Super Bock Beer & Amigos Portugueses, we bring you MUSIC FEST 2019 featuring Mi Casa!

Date: 26th October 2019 , doors open at 13:00pm

Venue: The Portuguese Club, 10 Donegal Street, Rugby, Milnerton


Artists & Line Up:

  • DJ Sam Roy from Smile 90.4FM (MC Host)
  • Post Licentia (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • Kanimambo ( 2:30 pm – 4pm)
  • Mi Casa (4:00 pm – 4:45pm)
  • DJ Gary Pool (4.45 pm – 6.45 pm)
  • DJ Sam Roy from Smile 90.4FM (6:45 pm – 10:00 pm)




Stand a chance to win tickets to MUSIC FEST 2019 by completing the entry from below:


Tickets: Available online at Quicket and at the door

  • R120 per adult (Includes a Super Bock Beer Draught)
  • R80 for under 18’s
  • R50 for under 12’s



We do the Pollen Report in the 10am news every Monday – Friday with  Prof Jonny Peter the Head of the Allergy Unit at the UCT Lung Institute. It’s exclusive to Smile 90.4 FM and Cape Town has a Pollen Trap that’s monitored daily to bring us insight. 

I’ve personally learned so much, from understanding what’s in the air, to the differences between a cold and allergies and how we are all affected. It got me thinking that while we are in Spring and the fluctuating temps make the pollen count go crazy – what else is making our allergies worse? 

 1.      Certain types of fruit and veg: Here’s something kind of weird: Certain raw produce (like apples, tomatoes and celery) have a protein on the surface that your body can confuse with pollen. It’s called oral allergy syndrome and can lead to annoying symptoms like an itchy throat and mouth. Washing them thoroughly, or even peeling and cooking these foods may help, but some people will need to avoid them entirely.

2.      Fragranced Candles: We know, that vanilla spice–scented candle is divine. But even though it doesn’t necessarily release any allergens, the chemicals in the fragrance could be irritating for those who suffer from hay fever. The same goes for some perfumes, so if you are really struggling – you might want to eliminate these for a while (at least to rule them out.)

3.      Contact lenses. Ditch the contacts and reach for your glasses during allergy season, experts say. Wearing lenses may accidentally trap pollen in your eyes, which can lead to irritation. If you don’t want to give up your contacts, opt for hard ones instead of the softer styles (their permeability means more airborne irritants can be absorbed), or try the disposable options that can help avoid a buildup of pollen.

4.      Cigarette smoke. Even if you’re not a smoker yourself, you’ll want to keep a safe distance from secondhand smoke, which can amplify allergy symptoms.

5.      Alcohol. Sorry, but that glass of wine could be doing more harm than good. While all booze acts as a vasodilator (i.e., widens blood vessels, which can lead to a runny nose), red wine is problematic in particular, since it’s so high in sulphites. (That is, compounds that actually cause an allergic reaction.)

It’s almost time for the annual SA Innovation Summit again.

Now in it’s 12th year, the summit doesn’t just match tech startups with the continent’s biggest investors, but also hopes to equip them with the tools for exponential growth.

Founder Dr Audrey Verheaghe says last year, the summit’s Match & Invest platform saw 2 400 meetings scheduled over the course of two days, and facilitating more than a billion rand in investments.

You can actually schedule meetings with people you want to connect with, using the summit’s online app, meaning you’re guaranteed an audience.

This year, there will be 22 universities, 1 500 entrepreneurs, over 200 potential investors, 3 500 delegates, 32 countries and  600 companies and organisations represented.

And that means many deals could again be struck and new contacts made over the three days.

There will again be a line-up of world-class speakers, panel discussions and master classes.

But here’s the clincher …

A pitching den with a first place prize of R250 000 and a shot at R10m in investment funding and acceleration.

In the Africa Cup competition, the three winning startups will get investments offers of 5, 2,5 and 1 million rand, while the top two also get acceleration based in Silicon Valley, Budapest or Lagos.

The summit takes place from 11 to 13 September 2019.  More information here:


Insomnia is no joke — whether it’s chronic or conditional, not getting enough high-quality sleep nightly  can affect your well being on every level.  

This advice from Dr. Rahul Jandial, a brain surgeon and neuroscientist whose brand new book, Neurofitness: A Brain Surgeon’s Secrets to Boost Performance and Unleash Creativity  is great because he shares his findings from years of research from various fields (surgery, science, brain structure, the conscious mind) and applies them to everyday life. 

  1. Keep a consistent sleep schedule. Get up at the same time every day, even on weekends or during vacations. This will help you stay in that circadian rhythm that sets an internal clock for falling asleep.
  2. Avoid caffeine in the afternoon/evening. Caffeine can stay in your system for ten to twelve hours, so the Neurologist says early afternoon is a better cutoff if you are struggling with insomnia.
  3. If you don’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, get out of bed. This a reasonable recommendation. You definitely don’t want to toss and turn indefinitely. So if it’s getting close to a half hour and you aren’t drifting off, you should consider getting up. But if you do get up, do something mellow and keep the lights dim. 
  4. Use your bed only for sleep and intimacy. Only is a strong word, but the general principle here is good. If you’re struggling with insomnia, you should even skip reading in bed because of the light exposure, and don’t even consider reading on a tablet/device. If you struggle with silence, you can play a podcast/ meditation/meditation music -but as long as the device isn’t lighting up your room.  
  5. Limit exposure to bright light in the evenings. There is no question that nighttime exposure to light disrupts the induction of sleep. Start turning the lights down around 8 pm every evening and obviously that means not looking at your phone screen either.