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Algoa FM Sunset Night Surfing 15 December 2009

The festive season kicked off with Algoa FM and Nissan NP200 Sunset Night Surfing Challenge. Click and have a look at evening beach action...

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Project Warrior 2009/2010 10 December 2009

Magnetic Storm has again joined the Project Warrior family for the 4th consecutive season. To win tickets and enjoy this some cricket with us, read more...

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Emmanuel Haven Radio Station Installation 08 December 2009

Emmanuel Haven Christain Aids Centre now sports a newly established FM Radio Station along with numerous other facilities. Take a look at what the Magnetic Storm team did to get this new project on the go...

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Reach For a Dream Fundraisor a Success 17 November 2009

The 2009 Wear Your Dream Matric Farewell Dress competition took place on 14 November 2009 at a prestigious event in the Feather Market Centre. Click to read more...

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Mount Pleasant Super Spar gets an Audio Uprade 17 October 2009

Mount Pleasant Super Spar is breaking new ground with the use of technology to make shopping a more pleasurable experience for its customers. The owners approached Magnetic Storm for a refurbishing of the in-store PA system for announcements and Music.

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A Night on Broadway 15 October 2009

The PE Gilbert and Sullivan Society in proud collaboration with Magnetic Storm will be wowing audiences from the 29th of October till 14th of November with hits from popular Broadway musicals in a dazzling revue, “A Night on Broadway”, to be staged at th

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Jason Kieck Fashion Show Extravaganza 08 October 2009

Port Elizabeth fashion designer, Jason Kieck has been well known for raising funds for various charities in South Africa. This year, Jason Kieck Designs, Sandra Kieck and Angeline Mclagan from Isithembiso Babies Home worked very closely in putting togethe

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The Schools Project goes to Gelvan 07 October 2009

September saw the Magnetic Storm Schools Project taking to Port Elizabeth’s Northern Areas for Gelvandale Primary’s production of “Disney comes to Gelvan”. The Gelvandale Drama Club’s Elaine Frans approached Magnetic Storm regarding the production and wa

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The Storm at the National Arts Festival 08 August 2009

The 2009 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown was once again the hub of the country’s performing arts culture this winter. The festival, which ran in July this year, hosted an exciting array of theatre and musical acts, not only consisting of local perfo

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67 Minutes of Labour at Missionvale Care Centre 25 July 2009

Local businesses gathered at the MIssionvale Care Centre in Port Elizabeth for their 67 minutes of hard labour in support of Nelson Mandela Day. The event was co-ordinated by the Care Centre staff and Miss PE 2006, Chuma Myloyi, in conjunction with the na

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Creative freedom

The general belief is that great ideas happen when people are free to think and that creatives thrive in situations that grant permission to make mistakes. I don’t disagree with the sentiment, ?creatives like many, do thrive when uncertainty is minimised, and convention is applied responsibly,? but I do see a challenge with the word freedom.

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Primetime: how do you use yours?

Take a moment and write down the top three things that you should be doing in your position to bring value to your business. These three things are what you do better than anyone else, things that directly and positively impact the organisation. Now to the right of that list, write down the top three things that you spend time on – and be honest, really honest.

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The arts in education

Magnetic Storm has been supporting youth theatre in Port Elizabeth for over 12 years. David Limbert who spearheads work with local schools and community theatre talks about the importance of investing in tech skills for emerging talent and the role of the arts in education.

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We love tech, but have we become a slave to it?

At Magnetic Storm, we do tech in a big way, every day. We love what it allows us to do, how people can connect, communicate and collaborate. But in today’s world, we’re always on, always plugged in, hiding behind a black mirror. But for an authentic relationship to happen, we need to connect in person. So are we becoming slaves to technology? Is it making us less happy, less 'us'?

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