This weekend Oppikoppi celebrates 21 years of bringing South Africans together with good music and great memories, while creating a unique template for diversity, acceptance and artistic collaboration. Vusi Mahlasela and rock band Jack Hammer redefine post-apartheid South Africa with their 2002 appearance at Oppikoppi, Fountains Valley, Pretoria. (Image: Oppikoppi)• South Africa’s musos dish on being a woman in music • Madiba Music: Your 67-minute Mandela Day Mixtape • Rocking the nation, and the world• Local music festivals rock in South Africa • South African music CD AndersonConsidering the Oppikoppi music festival’s roots – a makeshift barroom stage atop a hill on a farm deep in the North West province – it has come a long way over two decades. It is now a fully functioning cultural juggernaut, embracing not just music, but a wide variety of South African pop culture touchstones: art, comedy, film and technology.Much like the UK’s Glastonbury or one of the several American alternative music festivals like Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza, Oppikoppi holds up pretty well as movement and zeitgeist for the contemporary South African identity, for its youth at least.What started with just a couple of counterculture heroes like Koos Kombuis and Valiant Swart with beat-up guitars on top of a hill playing to a couple of hundred people, Oppikoppi has now evolved into a full weekend of 150 acts, on seven stages that play a multitude of diverse genres: jazz, hip-hop, electronic music, folk and everything in between to 20,000 enthusiastic music fans.Over the years, festival organisers have evolved a distinct character of diversity and collaboration, and sharing of ideas that speaks for and to the modern South African identity, offering audiences the stage to experience music they would have otherwise never heard of, or even considered.Performers like Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, Karen Zoid and Waddy Jones (now famous as Ninja from rap group Die Antwoord), as well as DJs, rappers and electronica musicians, comedians and artists from all across the country, might never have found a new audience had it not been for the Oppikoppi platform.Even in the festival’s early days, the role of Oppikoppi for many people was a way to discover new music and meet new kinds of people, share ideas and generally feel a part of what makes the country’s heart beat. Rockers found electronic music, reggae lovers found metal music and everyone embraced something different into their lives that significantly changed the way they looked at the world.Above all else, at Oppikoppi, the music was all that mattered.There has always a real sense of collaboration in music at Oppikoppi, teaming up some diverse artists to see what kind of magic could be created, and it always worked. Notable instances include one of the earliest and most memorable Oppikoppi partnerships of blues guitarist Albert Frost and Zimbabwean jazz guitar player Louis Mhlanga, who performed a riveting and rafter-lifting set at the bar stage in 1998 that is still regarded today as one of the greatest Oppikoppi moments ever.“I’ve played there many times and it’s always been an incredible experience,” said African folk singer Vusi Mahlasela, one of Oppikoppi’s de facto spiritual leaders and vocal cheerleader for the festival on his travels around the world. Of his many appearances at the Oppikoppi, his most significant one was, ironically, not even at the Oppikoppi farm itself, but at the short-lived urban Oppikoppi experiment at Pretoria’s Fountains Valley resort, where he performed his set backed by Afrikaans rock icon Piet Botha and his band Jack Hammer in 2002. Heavy in unique musical improvisation and symbolism, the mash up of white rock music and one of SA’s melodic and unifying struggle voices culminated in a rousing version of James Phillip’s poignant Africa is Dying that had the entire audience in tears and on their feet.No matter where the festival was held, Oppikoppi has always successfully mixed and matched, cobbled and constructed every kind of music and artistic expression into a giant mixing bowl of musical magic. Everything from blues with boeremusiek, drum ‘n bass and kwaito, folk with comedy. Artists of every calibre, from every genre and in every discipline, have made Oppikoppi their incubator for new ideas and new directions, making new friends and reigniting past creative passions.It must be the dust, the grit of Africa between the teeth and the ruthless heat followed by majestic sunsets and long, raucous nights in the comradeship of feeling good. There is something spiritual about the place.After the dust has finally settled, the hangovers cured and the road back home reluctantly trekked, for most ‘Oppikoppe’ the memories that remain and the ones remembered for years after, are the musical moments, the moments you will never see anywhere else in the universe, the kind of musical harmony that could only be borne out of South Africa’s most sacred musical real estate. The legendary Vusi Mahlasela at the 2012 Oppikoppi Sweet/Thing festival with Karen Zoid, and Albert Frost.
in such a popular business period, there are many entrepreneurs who want to be successful entrepreneurial cannot do without some government policy support in Shandong, Linyi recently continuously put forward ten policy in order to promote people’s entrepreneurial activities.
6, the city’s enterprises to implement the "two business" with "new" Linyi construction mobilization meeting issued the "Linyi Municipal People’s Government on the promotion of public opinion" (hereinafter referred to as the entrepreneurial innovation of the "opinions"). The lower the access threshold to implement policies to support entrepreneurship, from the optimization of intermediary services to establish the outstanding entrepreneurial base, a "real", puts forward 10 policy "to provide support for the city’s dry cargo", entrepreneurship and innovation. This newspaper for you to explain 10 opinions, boosting the city set off a new round of innovation and entrepreneurship boom.
1 low barriers to entry after the first photo card, card one strictly implement
strictly implement the registration system of registered capital subscribed, and other reform measures after the first photo card, three certificates, simplified corporate domicile, place of business registration procedures, the establishment of a negative list of market access system, in addition to laws and regulations and the State Council decided to retain the business registration pre-approval matters, the other will not as business registration pre-approval.
enterprises and citizens to apply for government departments, intermediary organizations issued administrative licensing, approval filing, certificates, assessment documents, in addition to laws and regulations, the above documents stipulated by the departments and intermediary organizations to carry out their duties independently and supporting documents shall not require other departments or individual citizens issued provisions of the.
2 implementation of policies to support their own business, re employment, employment subsidies to attract employees
where employment or reemployment in their own business personnel, engaged in initial entrepreneurial activities, except for national restrictions industries, are business support objects, enjoy relevant preferential policies to support entrepreneurship.
2015 – 2018, in addition to other institutions of scientific research institute does poineering work from universities, professional and technical personnel in the original insurance, for the first time to obtain a business license, Small and micro businesses and in the normal operation of the business to pay social insurance premiums for the 12 months to entrepreneurs, one-time start-up subsidies 12 thousand yuan.
to absorb employment and signed more than one year term of the labor contract, workers pay for continuous 4 months and above the social insurance, apply for subsidies in accordance with the creation of the number of jobs to give each job 2000 yuan one-time business Post development subsidies. For the employment difficulties of enterprises, to give 3 years of social insurance subsidies. < / recommendation
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