August 2015: August is meant to be a month where, at the very least, South Africa commemorates the more than 20 000 women who marched on the Union Buildings. But it’s become something very different. August is now a seemingly never-ending festival of two-for-one, half-off, spa-days and luncheons wrapped up in a giant pink bow covered in glitter.

While Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! would love to help South Africa’s women take back Women’s Month to “smash the patriarchy”, that is a bit beyond our means. But we’d like to do something.

To Mzansi’s women for surviving yet another August of being told they’re important this month, being sold to, and generally waved at from the back of a pink band-wagon, we think you’re owed a well-deserved drink.

Together with Jameson Irish Whiskey, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! invites the women of South Africa to come and enjoy an evening away from Women’s Month. Unwind and enjoy a premium whiskey tasting with Jameson Irish Whiskey.


It’s on offer at all three Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! properties – in Cape Town; Melrose Arch, Johannesburg; and Menlyn, Pretoria – on Friday, 28 August, at 7pm.


Entrance is free – but space is limited so book immediately by phoning the hotel closest to you:


Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town – Phone 021 488 2555
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch, Johannesburg – Phone 011 218 4000
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Menlyn, Pretoria – Phone 012 471 8600.


We look forward to seeing you there. And we promise, unless you bring it, there won’t be a glittered-up pink bow in sight.