702 Presents

702 Presents CELEBRATE! with Yvonne Chaka Chaka

2015 will be a year of milestones for the remarkable Yvonne Chaka Chaka; her 50th birthday, her 30th anniversary in the music industry and her 10th year as a UNICEF Ambassador.

On the 28th of March at the Lyric Theatre, Johannesburg, Yvonne will celebrate her journey, her work and her life with her CELEBRATE concert... This star studded concert, presented by 702, Chaka Chaka Promotions and Princess of Africa Foundation will feature the hit songs that launched one of the most successful careers in the entertainment world, plus stories and contributions from a host of her iconic friends on stage.

“702 has a long relationship with Yvonne, we are so proud of her achievements and are delighted to be able to present this celebration concert,” said 702 station manager Pheladi Gwangwa.

Yvonne adds, “Growing old is a given, Maturity is a choice. I give thanks, celebrate and appreciate the gift of life. Pausing and reflecting on the footprints I leave behind as a Musician, Mother and Humanitarian, for history is what we make daily! “

Catch her intimate performance, as she takes a journey through her life as an African musician and global celebrity.

Venue: The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City

Dates: Saturday, 28 March 2015

Tickets: R200.00 – R350.00

Bookings: www.computicket.com

Yvonne Mama Chakas Kiosk

Launch of Mama Chaka’s

Mama Chaka’s to feed the nation

Yvonne Chaka Chaka is better known for entertaining South Africans, but now she’s teamed up with Econ Food Concepts, a subsidiary of Roelcor Holdings, to help feed the nation through an exciting and necessary new food initiative.

Now available in the Western Cape, Mama Chaka’s ready-made meals will allow busy or cash-strapped South African’s living in townships the chance to purchase an affordable and nutritious meal.
“Mama Chaka’s meals will allow people to enjoy fresh, traditional meals on a heat and eat basis which would not otherwise have been possible,” says Dennis Finch of Econ Food Concepts.

Internationally acclaimed singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka says that too many South Africans go to bed hungry and that Mama Chaka’s aims to redress the problem. “This is a good concept where people can get not only affordable, but good nutritious food,” says Chaka Chaka. “This is a good enough reason for me to get involved in the project.”

Chaka Chaka has already sampled the Mama Chaka’s menu and says the food is delicious. “I really love the pap and liver meal. Pap and tripe are my best meals - including samp,” says Chaka Chaka. “This is nutritious food and I am excited that people will have the opportunity to try it themselves. It’s precooked and all you have to do is wash your hands, warm up your food and eat.”

Mama Chaka’s also aims to empower women in the townships by offering franchise opportunities. “There are mamas in the townships who are not working. By creating jobs and the opportunities to run a franchise we hope to change that situation too,” says Chaka Chaka.

Discussing Chaka Chaka’s involvement in the Mama Chaka’s concept, Finch says, “Yvonne has an incredible rapport with the people of this country and Africa as a whole. She is very involved with the upliftment of the black communities and women in particular. She is a United Nations ambassador and is actively involved in many worthy causes. She personifies our vision of and for Mama Chaka’s.”

The first five Mama Chaka’s kiosks will be located in Khayelitsha (two), with one in Gugulethu, one in Kraaifontein and one in Langa. The roll out in the Western Cape will continue at a rate of 5 x kiosks per month into the New Year. The concept will be expanded to Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in the second half of 2015.