So this is the ad that was banned. #DA #SABC #BannedAd

So this is the advert that was banned on our media? Interesting. Do you think the ban was called for? I would love to know your thoughts. K

From the sabc website:

“The SABC maintains it acted responsibly by taking a Democratic Alliance (DA) election campaign advertisement off the air.

The hearing on the DA’s complaint against the SABC was heard at the offices of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

The matter was brought to Icasa on an urgent basis, following talks between the parties.

The DA laid a complaint with Icasa on Saturday after the SABC failed to broadcast its election advertisements on TV and radio.

The broadcaster cited various grounds, among them that the TV advert incited violence.

The advertisement in disputed shows the DA Gauteng Premier candidate, Mmusi Maimane, saying the ruling party is corrupt. The advert also makes reference to the Nkandla saga ( this saga refers to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s residence in Nkandla) and police brutality.

The SABC stated that the TV advert incited violence and that it gave false allegations about members of other political parties, among other reasons, but the DA argued that the SABC’s rejection of the party’s advert was an infringement on the freedom of expression.

The public broadcaster insists it had acted responsibly.”

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY SOON, and I want to give YOU a present… tickets to #TasteCT!!!

TASTE OF CAPE TOWNLast year at the Taste of Cape Town, I had THE MOST WONDERFUL time. And it is here again…. starting Thursday, 2 April.
I will be there again, celebrating my birthday, and I thought why not invite YOU to spend it with me.

I have a few sets of double standard tickets to give away (valued at R100 ea if bought at the door), all you need to do is tag me @kerimiller and @tasteofCT and use the hashtag #tasteCT, and tell me which session you would like to go to.

Thursday 3rd: 18:30-22:30
Friday 4th: 18:30-22:30
Saturday 5th: 1st session 13:00-1700 and the 2nd session 18:30- 22:30
Sunday 6th: 12:00-17:00

It’s THAT simple. I will draw winners randomly between NOW and Monday 31st March 12pm.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME…. :) and happy ‘tasting’ you.

So what EXACTLY is Taste of CT?

TASTE OF CAPE TOWN – Where Foodies flourish, Chefs shine and pop-ups set trends
Pick n Pay Taste of Cape Town, 3-6 April, Green Point Cricket Club.

Coffee cocoa ribs, cured Blesbok and Memories of a Sweet Shop are some of the signature dishes and interesting morsels making their way onto the adventurous palates of festival goers this year. Pick n Pay and Taste of Cape Town are proud to present the city’s trendy, interesting, much-loved, and traditional restaurants, along with their genius chefs.

Held at the Green Point Cricket Club, the region’s most celebrated carnival of the senses will run from 3-6 April 2014.

“We’re very happy to continue the trend of keeping ticket prices the same as the last 6 years.” says Festival Director Justine Drake.

Drake is also excited to grow the pop-up restaurant feature at the show, with seven restaurants and their chefs showcasing their masterpieces. “It brings with it a very adventurous way to enjoy the diversity of tastes Cape Town is known for.” Joining the pop-up line up for a second year is 96 Winery Road with Chef Natasha Wray, Makaron Restaurant at Majeka House with Chef Tanja Kruger and Chef Stéfan Marais representing Societi Bistro and Jonkershuis on Groot Constantia Wine Estate. New to the festival are
Burrata Restaurant with Chef Annemarie Steenkamp, Jordan Restaurant with Chef George Jardine and Ernie Els Winery Restaurant with Chef Amelia Hanekom. No strangers to the festival, La Mouette with Chef Henry Vigar, returns.

In addition to the pop-ups, the eight restaurants chosen to represent the spectrum of tastes of the Mother City dish up their signature creations in starter sized portions. The restaurants include favourites from last year Il Leone Mastrantonio with Chef Daniel Toledo, Jewel of India with Chef Anil Panwar, Azure Restaurant at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa with Chef Christo Pretorius. The energetic the team at Beefcakes Burger Bar with Chef Wonderful Ndhlovu also returns. Debuts at the festival include Camissa Brasserie at The Table Bay Hotel with Chefs Jocelyn Myers-Adams and Jason Franco, Cosecha Restaurant at Noble Hill Chef Maryna Frederiksen and Longridge Restaurant with Chef Bruce Von Pressentin.
“With so much to enjoy, guests simply can’t let go, returning several times over the four days to savour it all,” says Drake.
Other culinary highlights include:
Robertsons Butcher Block in association with The Big Green Egg: A gastro theatre dedicated to all things meaty. Chef Craig Elliott collaborates with local butchers to harness Robertsons 90 years of sourcing and blending spices. Your braai will never be the same again as you create a Robertsons Combination that comes alive in these versatile rubs. All dishes will be prepared in The Big Green Egg, which rethinks the South African braai, uses the ancient clay cooking technique ‘Kamado’. Featuring in the Butcher’s Block is Certified Karoo Meat of Origin- mutton and lamb which is guaranteed to be free range, fully traceable from the Karoo region, free from added hormones and routine antibiotics.
Consol Mixology Theatre: Know your cobbler from your fizz, your crusta from your grog? This interactive theatre lifts the lid on creative cocktails.
Simply Asia Noodle Experience: Enjoy an authentic Thai dining experience by Simply Asia.
Lindt Al Fresco! Luxurious, with a hint of the forbidden – nothing stirs the senses quite like Swiss chocolate. Lindt’s Master Chocolatiers from the Cape Town Chocolate Studio create fresh Lindor truffles and pralines by hand to enjoy along with Lindt Hot Chocolate in the alfresco dining area. The Lindt shop will have decadent goodies from their Excellence and Creation ranges on sale, to satisfy the craving on the go.
Food Market hand-picked artisanal producers, premium drink brands and award-winning wineries in the laid back atmosphere of a boutique food market. See what all the hype is about The Creamery with their quirky ice cream or indulge in wicked sweet things from The Queen of Tarts. Curds and Whey brings their dairy products from Durbanville. Enjoy charcuterie from Cape Mountain, Original Iced Cocktails, Mitchells Seafront Brewery and wineries near and far. Dip into pesto, munch on gourmet cheese and stock up your pantry.
Pick n Pay Chef’s Theatre gives visitors a unique opportunity to see the city’s top chefs in action – featuring demos, culinary challenges, entertaining tutorials and enlightening Q & A sessions. The faces behind the award winning Fresh Living magazine will also be making appearances.
Pick n Pay Wine & Canapé Experience is an interactive area where visitors learn how to create simple, stylish canapés to pair with wine.
2oceansvibe Media and Jack Daniels once again team up to create a vibey cocktail bar where visitors can meet their favourite 2oceansvibe presenters, enjoy Jack Daniels cocktails and listen in on live broadcasts. ‘Me and Mr. Brown’ will also be performing in this rocking tent.
Cape Town Angels Benefit Stage: An eclectic group of performers create toe tapping vibes. The Cape Town Angels bring a line-up of performers including Two Minute Puzzle, The Motherland, Saalim Ismail, Elton Goslet and Princess Pop. The College of Magic waves their wand and mentalist Bryan Miles will leave visitors wondering.
Party Tots Kids Zone for the little Taste fans: Party Tots will be keeping the little ones entertained in a secure area with adult supervision. From jumping castles, kick bikes and the worm tunnel, to a ball pond and obstacle course. This area is open for the Saturday and Sunday afternoon sessions during the festival.

Culinary currency: The South African Gold Coin Exchange is the official sponsor of the festival currency, Scoins. Festival visitors use these Scoins to purchase dishes and drinks from exhibitors and bars. Each Taste of Cape Town Scoin is worth R5 and prices range from 4 to 8 Scoins per dish.
Standard R80 Tickets (R100 at the door) include entrance to the festival and tasting glass.
Premium R180 Tickets (R200 at the door) include entrance to the festival, a tasting glass and R100 Festival Scoins.
Tickets for the Taste Clubhouse Experience by DStv are R685 and include fast track entrance to the festival, tasting glass, R150 Festival Scoins and complimentary bar service (malt, wine and soft drinks) in a private clubhouse and includes a Taste of Cape Town gift.

All tickets can be bought online from or by calling ITickets on 0861 000 291 as well as Pick n Pay Tickets or call 0861 000 858.

For updates on the festival line-up, news on chefs and their dishes, stay in touch on Facebook or Twitter: @tasteofCT or visit

Festival details:
Venue: Green Point Cricket Club, Corner Vlei and Fritz Sonnenberg Roads
Dates and Time: 3-6 April 2014
Thursday 3rd: 18:30-22:30
Friday 4th: 18:30-22:30
Saturday 5th: 1st session 13:00-1700 and the 2nd session 18:30- 22:30
Sunday 6th: 12:00-17:00

Twitter: @tasteofCT

Green as you go: Pick n Pay and Taste of Cape Town place a high premium on environmental issues and actively promote and operationalise sustainability in their core activities. The festival has once again partnered with green companies. Interwaste will be providing recycling facilities on site and Green Home Products, leaders in biodegradable food packaging, will supply the eating utensils and bowls- all made from natural and renewable materials. Water suppliers San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna preserve their sources and look for solutions for controlling and reducing the environmental impact associated with conserving water.

Taste of Cape Town is part of the largest food event in the world, celebrating the city’s status as an internationally recognised gourmet centre. Taste Festivals collectively draw over 325 000 visitors annually, is hosted in 18 international cities, linking cities as far flung as Amsterdam, Auckland, Dublin, Dubai, London, Melbourne, Milan and Sydney through a shared love for ground-breaking food, dining out and chefs that make it possible.

And for those of you ‘taste’ lovers who aren’t in the 021, the 011 and 031 have ‘tastes’ of their own coming soon…
Taste of Cape Town is followed by Taste of Durban 25 – 27 July and Taste of Joburg 25 – 28 September.






Charlie and the seal. CUTEST video I’ve seen in a while.

I stumbled upon this today, can’t believe many times it made me go ‘aaaaaaaah’.

This is footage of Charlie, trying to get some pics of a baby seal… and just how ‘right’ he came. Watch how these creatures show their new friend some love. wow ♥


50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind. #Beautiful

I just found this online, and had to share. It made me feel kiff. Hopefully it’ll do the same for you :)

These questions have no right or wrong answers.
Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer.
by: Marc Chernoff


  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
  3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
  4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
  5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
  6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
  7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
  8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
  9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
  10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
  11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire.  They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend.  The criticism is distasteful and unjustified.  What do you do?
  12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
  13. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
  14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
  15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
  16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
  17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?  What’s holding you back?
  18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
  19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
  20. Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
  21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
  22. Why are you, you?
  23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
  24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
  25. What are you most grateful for?
  26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
  27. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
  28. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
  29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now?
  30. What is your happiest childhood memory?  What makes it so special?
  31. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
  32. If not now, then when?
  33. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
  34. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
  35. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
  36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
  37. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
  38. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
  39. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
  40. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
  41. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
  42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
  43. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
  44. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
  45. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
  46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
  47. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
  48. What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
  49. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday?  What about the day before that?  Or the day before that?
  50. Decisions are being made right now.  The question is:  Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?


WOULD YOU LIKE AN ENTERTAINER SA APP??? I’ve got 5 to give away!


(for the impatient readers: to enter: you need to share this and tell us which voucher you are most looking forward to using and why. The 5 best from each day will go into a random draw. Winners will be announced before 5pm Tues-Sat. Full list of participating merchants can be found later on in the post… now for those who are going to read… please continue :)  )

Last year I found myself in possession of a book that CHANGED MY LIFE.

It was a book of buy one get one free vouchers of some of the hottest restaurants, venues, outings, spas and activities the Cape has to offer.

This book was called THE ENTERTAINER SA. And my oh my… it entertained.
I even got the nickname ‘Coupon Keri’ from using so many vouchers.
Everyone loves a night out, but flipshizzle, people are charging a bloody fortune for a decent dinner and drinks. Soooooo this is where the Entertainer comes in.

  • I decide where I want like to go, using the list of merchants that are signed up with the Entertainer,
  • I call the restaurant (or spa or activity) and make my booking
  • I make sure I’ve got my voucher packed
  • I put my bottle of wine in my bag (corkage is ALWAYS cheaper than bought wine ☺)
  • I enjoy my day/night out
  • I get my bill and I SAVE SAVE SAVE. Imagine getting the cheaper meal free? YES MAN. It’s true, a whole book of buy one get one free vouchers. (includes hotels, restaurants, massages, beauty things, rounds of golf, sporting activities, wine tastings, tours and sooo much more)

The Entertainer Cape Town


Our Passion is Creating Unbeatable Value Everywhere We Go

The Entertainer was founded in 2001 in Dubai and has grown into an international success story based on a simple formula – we offer only Buy One Get One Free offers for dining, leisure, wellness, entertainment and hotel accommodation. Our offers are valid 7 days a week, all year long, with virtually no restrictions. (vouchers may not be used in conjunction with a special, or on a public holiday… otherwise ENJOY)

With offers from more than 6,000 merchant partners located across 23 destinations throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe our books have been considered essential annual purchases to hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide for over 12 years. Our new Entertainer app is positioned to bring the same great offers to customers in a simple, convenient, easy to use experience.

This year, the Entertainer Cape Town came out with an added bonus! PAPERLESS. Download the app and get ALL the offers on your smartphone. And I have decided that it is time to ‘pay it forward’. I have had SO much fun with these vouchers that I want to give YOU one.

5 of you in fact! I have 5 apps to go this week. 
Tuesday 18 February 2014 – Saturday 22 February 2014
Each day one of you will win your very own Entertainer Cape Town app valued at R495.
check out the full list of 2014 merchants HERE.

To enter, share this post and tell me which voucher you are most excited to use, and why! 
Winners will be announced before 5pm everyday.
*smartphone NOT included… hahahaha*

please note the best entries from each day will go into a random draw.

Tuesday: J Le Grange
Hey Keri Miller, I want to win so I can use all the golf vouchers, yet still score because I gave my wife all the spa vouchers. And I want to do a Bubble Blowers course!!!

Wednesday: W.A.Davies Berrington Wendy Anne Davies Berrington shared a link via Keri Miller I want to win simply because I LOVE FOOOOOOD!!!!! and food loves me  and our relationship would be alot better if it was cheaper !!!!

Thursday: Shauna on twitter

Shauna@Shauna48240466 7h
@kerimiller To tell you which voucher is near impossible, I want them all, I need to learn a skill and Golf would suit me to the tee, diving
@kerimiller at Bubble Blowers would be thrillingly adventurous for me too, Butterfly world to get over my fear of moths, Barnyard Theatre to
@kerimiller City Grill Streakhouse for a big fat mouth-watering delectably delicious cut of rare steak, topped off with an absolute must
@kerimiller from the Brasserie, a bottle of their “Dogwood” Red, too luscious for words. I could go on…and…on..

Friday: David Brooke @BrookeBack13

@kerimiller I’ve downloaded the @EntertainerZA app, all I need now is a little account to get spending.

@kerimiller Oh and after I take my Mrs to Angsana Spa, I’ll let her take me to dinner at Barristers, just around the corner :)

Keep Calm


  1. The Entertainer App is free to download! Featuring free buy one free offers for Cape Town, you can trial select offers for free to ensure you’re happy with the redemption process. Download for free from iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry World.
  2. Share the product with family or friends – Download the app, sign in with the account holder’s login details, and you can access your offers from any device. In the second release, as the account holder, you will be able to approve up to three additional usernames to access your offers.
  3. View your offers by location – all your offers load in proximity to you or you can view the Entertainer map which features individual pins for every available Entertainer offer!
  4. Exactly the same offers as the book – mobile product includes the same offers, three per merchant, available to redeem for the whole of 2014.
  5. Track your savings each time you use a voucher – After every redemption, you’ll see your estimated savings. The Savings Calculator function allows you to see just how quickly you redeem the cost of your Entertainer product, and how much you save throughout the year.
  6. Access 120 buy one night get one free hotel offers – New for 2014, every Entertainer feature a Hotel Supplement which is available for redemption on the App. Ideal for staycations or exotic breaks, the Supplement includes 4 and 5* hotels in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Indian Ocean.
  7. Additional Members Offers – All Entertainer Monthly Member Offers (additional buy one get one free brunches, activities, massages and more) load directly onto your phone, instead of having to print from the website!
  8. Merchant page – Every merchant has its own page which features a link to their location on your map, a short description about the restaurant and the ability call the venue directly from the App.
  9. Going on holiday? – access free Members offers in Johannesburg, Dubai, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and more on your Entertainer Global app! Also, browse the offers for the full Entertainer Mobile Product for each of our 23 destinations.
  10.  The Entertainer is continually developing and improving the App! – for the next release of the Entertainer App, the Entertainer is working on a number of improved functions including; ability to search by Mall, Hotel and Neighbourhood, help instructions and a more advanced sharing facility. During 2014, the Entertainer will also be introducing an advanced search and discovery function and the ability to sign into the App with your Social Media accounts!

follow The Entertainer SA on twitter here

Private Coaching

Originally posted on Macaco Movement:

For our clients that prefer a more private environment, pre and post natal training or for those that wish to push their performance and health to a new level: Coach Rich offers Personal Private Coaching as well.
Get in touch with us now to kick start your results and take your performance and health to new heights.



What to expect:

Richard-Dean Sumares is a movement, exercise and lifestyle coach with a special interest in natural human movement and body weight exercise.
He has been a personal trainer, as well as a strength and conditioning coach for 7 years.

He has experience and continues to seek experience in multiple movement practices, including:

·        Kettlebells

·        TRX

·        Grappling

·        Boxing

·        Capoeira

·        Crossfit

Rich strives to improve your individual movement potential.
He does this by resetting your…

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Macaco Movement. Who are we? What do we do? #functionalfitness


#MacacoMovement. Who are we? What are we doing? #FunctionalFitness

Originally posted on Macaco Movement:

After years of attempting to find ‘specialised’ ways to improve my clients results, I came to the realisation that variation was actually the key. That ‘movement’, is entirely different from ‘exercise’.
As adults, we only exercise because we have stopped moving.
And so, Macaco Movement was born. A ‘movement’ towards ‘movement’. We, at Macaco, aim to reignite your desire to play, to reawaken the inner child that rests in us all. 
Macaco Movement promotes overall mental and emotional health, wellness and physical performance. 
Meet your coach: Richard-Dean Sumares
Rich is a personal trainer and lifestyle coach with many years’ experience in:
·         strength training
·         conditioning
·         crossfit (2012/3)
·         kettlebells
·         boxing
·         capoeira
·         grappling
Combining his knowledge of these disciplines with his passion for anthropology and nutrition, Rich has developed a style of training based…

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Asimbonanga lyrics with English translation. #Madiba #Clegg #Mandela

This pic was taken in September in studio with, from left: Suga, Johnny Clegg, Keri Miller (me) and Nick Feinberg.
Johnny had come in for an interview on our show. #Drive326 on Heart 104.9FM
This song is magnificent, and has gained so much exposure again since Madiba’s passing and the beautiful flashmob done by the Soweto Gospel Choir. (click here to see the vid if you haven’t yet. It’s a tear jerker)
Many of us would like to sing along, and more than that, like to understand it.
Yes, I am an isiZulu teacher, but I did not translate this, I merely searched it and pasted.
I hope you enjoy singing along :)
Asimbonanga – Johnny Clegg & Savuka
Album: Best of Live: At the Nelson Mandela Theatre

Asimbonanga (We have not seen him)
Asimbonang’ uMandela thina (We have not seen Mandela)
Laph’ekhona (In the place where he is)
Laph’ehleli khona (In the place where he is kept)

Oh the sea is cold and the sky is grey
Look across the Island into the Bay
We are all islands till comes the day
We cross the burning water


A seagull wings across the sea
Broken silence is what I dream
Who has the words to close the distance
Between you and me


Steve Biko, Victoria Mxenge
Neil Aggett
Asimbonang ‘umfowethu thina (we have not seen our brother)
Laph’ekhona (In the place where he is)
Laph’wafela khona (In the place where he died)
Hey wena (Hey you!)
Hey wena nawe (Hey you and you as well)
Siyofika nini la’ siyakhona (When will we arrive at our destination)

Below is a video of the song live with Madiba. Increible. Enjoy

A story that may change the next words that come out of your mouth…


In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom.
One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance, who ran up to him  excitedly and said,
“Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?”
“Wait a moment,” Socrates replied. “Before you tell me,
I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Test of Three.”
“Test of Three?”
“That’s correct,” Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my student let’s take a moment to test what you’re going to say. The first test is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”
“No,” the man replied, “actually I just heard about it.”
“All right,” said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second test, the test of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?”
“No, on the contrary…”
“So,” Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about him even  though you’re not certain it’s true?”
The man shrugged, a little embarrassed.
Socrates continued, “You may still pass though because there is a third test – the filter of Usefulness.
Is what you want to tell me about my student  going to be useful to me?”
“No, not really…”
“Well,” concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither true nor  good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?”

The man was defeated and  ashamed and said no more.

This is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.

(apparently this is actually just a wives tale, but it is still wonderful and worth the read)