The ultimate guide to “SURVIVING and THRIVING” being a GIRL

WE ARE BACK!!!Kicking off in March 2015 with 80 “GIRLOLOGY” workshops in the Western Cape and KZN then from JUNE - AUGUST move up to Gauteng,Pretoria & North West,(Eeeek We are SO Excited!!)

Over the next 6 months Code Teen in association with KOTEX will be empowering and transforming over 20 000 young South African women between the ages of 17 and 25 on over 80 University and FET college campuses.

The infamous 3 hour “GIRLOLOGY” workshops are tailored around Self Esteem,Self Belief,Self Respect and explore limiting beliefs and self worth issues that inhibit young women and girls in the 21st Century .
The RESULT …. a whole lot inspiration for young women to BE and BECOME all they dream of … and of course topped with a sprinkling of “AWESOMNESS” …. all Thanks to KOTEX!! (and Our Code Teen Team XOXOXO)
Check out the pics on Facebook “KOTEX SA

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy “Navigating GIRLWORLD” Workshop

The Perfect Recipe for ULTIMATE FABULOSITY IS the combination of … Code Teen and The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Ladies!

Code Teen spent a jam packed “Navigating Girlworld” day with the “OWLA” Girls at the gorgeous and ever so awesome Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in Johannesburg.
The day began with an interactive power hour of self exploration and self analysis and had our ladies discovering WHO in the world they are… REALLY.
Then - cue our Beauty 911 21st Century Girls Guide to SKIN -HAIR and BODY CARE with where we divulged ..ALL the tips .. all the advice and all the solutions.
Girlology Fem Facts& Myth busters and Fashion Fabulosity were as always a “hit” BUT the ultimate highlight was our unique “Girl vs Guy Talk” session with our 3 celebrity guys .. Siya-Sizwe and Kabelo where we translated the mysteries between guys and girls..UNCENSORED and 100% Honest.
Laden with goodies from KOTEX and Sass Diva the girls said goodbye to our Code Teen Team .. but not without asking WHEN WILL YOU BE BACK??” .. and we said “SOON… because you cant keep fabulosity apart!!”

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GIRL TALK B..FF Holiday Workshops

GIRL TALK B..FF” Workshops were a BLAST

B.. for BOYOLOGY(We heard it all from our panel of Guys themselves - EVERYTHING we needed to know on love-girls-dating-romance-and a whole lot more UNCENSORED and 100% HONEST)
F.. for FRIENDS or FRENEMIES( Peer pressure and the real deal on GIRLWORLD!!)
F.. for FASHION-FAMILY-FUTURE-FEELINGS( Discover WHO in the world YOU are really - your essential guide to tuning into “RADIO YOU

It’s A GIRL THING ( for Tweens and Teens)

Code Teen(13-19yrs) and Totally Tween(10-12yrs) ROCKED the JULY HOLS
“It’s a GIRL THING” workshops were hosted at Cavendish Square
All JAM PACKED with oodles of Girly FABULOSITY as we “Navigated GIRLWORLD”,debated “GIRLOLOGY”,checked out TWEEN “survival skills”,got the low down on “Beauty 911” and “Beauty Tween” endulged in “Fashion Frenzy” with a fashion tip feast,style YOU Famous and DON’T FORGET The JUNK to FUNK workshop with our favourite Good Hope FM DJ’s and Fashion celebs.

OOOPS and DID we mention the AWESOME GOODY Bags and Prizes up for Grabs
Thanks to ClubX Magazine,Superclub Magazine,Revlon,YDE,Identity,Foschini,BODY SHOP,Precioux,AVA,Kim Gray and wait for it … SASS DIVA.
Can you say EXCITED!!!

CODE TEEN said Goodbye to 2011 and HELLO 2012 with loads of FABULOSITY

Whew…where to start..
December was all about FESTIVE FABULOSITY and we hit Jozi by storm
Together with CLUB X MAGAZINE and KOTEX Code Teen delighted 100 Jozi Girls at “The Venue” in Melrose Arch.
It was the ultimate GIRLY FEAST of GIROLOGY(which is our OWN Code Teen name for “everything GIRL!”)
We spent an awesome day jam packed with all the skills and tools a girl would need to SHINE over the Festive Season.
From Make up with YARDLEY to an Interactive Fashion Trend Style Session then of course the KOTEX FEMININE Challenge AND our very own CODE TEEN-KOTEX GIRLOLOGY and BOYOLOGY panel discussion with all our “FAV” Jozi Celebs.(mmmm not to forget the decadent feast of “nibbles and treats” and the “to die for” Goody Bags)

December would not have been complete without the ULTIMATEAVA GODDESS PARTY
50 Teen Girls-AVA-CARLTON HAIR-SMASHBOX and CODE TEEN… now thats how to throw a PARTY
Arrival Strawberry Mocktails were just the START!! and the the buzz reached a high when our “Teen AVA Goddesses” all were unleashed with stylists and professionals and emerged like the Goddesses they were born to be.
JOZI and DURBS .. watch this space - AVA GODDESS PARTIES are YOURS next !!!

JANUARY 2012 kicked off with CODE TEEN Inspiring and Motivating various Schools,Colleges and Organisations
“Dreams are whispers from the Soul” and we believe this is the key to really “LIVING LIFE
Our January Motivation Workshops were presented to over 500 girls.
* FEDISA(Future Excellence Design Institute of South Africa)
* CAPE TOWN COLLEGE -Gardens Campus


EMPOWERING Teenagers and developing SELF ESTEEM through Production & Music

Code Teen in association with GrandWest afforded an unparalleled opportunity over 1 weekend in JULY to an excess of 1500 teenagers and 10 schools during their performance to the SOLD OUT Grand Arena of 5000 people per day.

The concept was to develop within the teens confidence and self esteem chanelled through production-performance -music and entertainment whilst simultaneously encouraging spirit and mutual support and respect for fellow teens all sharing the same passions and dreams.

The teens were challenged with fund raising opportunities from ticket sales-Prize opportunity for Spirit and support which would go towards developing music further within the schools as well as supporting less advantaged schools.
The initiative was such an overwhelming success it has already been sponsored by GrandWest and scheduled in the calendar for July 2012

Some “Thank You Quotes” from Heads of Schools

There has been shouts and tears of joy,the kids have walked tall,they have functioned even more than before as a team.But most of all,they are grateful.And this is something that touches me right in the middle of my heart.This wondrous opportunity has given us all a reason to reflect and remember that life is great!Thank you”

I’ve had the mom of a child in the show who stutters,in tears at how much confidence and enthusiasm her child has acquired because of this-Thank you”

It was an unforgettable,amazing experience and I was blown away by all our talented teenagers and proud of the hardworking,inspiring teachers”

Thank you so much to you and your team for creating such wonderful memories for our learners.I know they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and they definitely did us proud”

1000 Girls Against RAPE & ABUSE Official MAYORAL Handover

CODE TEEN hands the Every Girls a Princess Pledge Wall signed by 1000 Teen girls to the Mayor PATRICIA DE LILLE

The initiative started on Youth Day and extended to Mandela Day where CODE TEEN spent 30 days empowering over 180 Raped and Abused Teen Girls at various workshops,camps and initiatives together with WHEATT ( Womans Hope Education & Training Trust) the ACVV-Homes and Safe Houses.

Patricia De Lille added her own message right next to CODE TEEN’s Logo “Whatever happens to us in life is what we allow to happen!Don’t allow bad things happen to you!Fight Back!” and was even such a FAB sport she put on our PINK FLUFFY PRINCESS CROWN for Pics-what a LADY!!

Thanks to all our amazing sponsors who made this initiative possible- Ava Secrets-Club X Magazine-Cavendish Square-The Taxi Radio Station-Sass Diva-We Love Go Go-Miss Junior Africa Claudia Degenaar-Cell C-Ponds-Lentheric-Metro Rail-Photo Booth-Carlton Hair-Smash Box and of course to all of your FABULOUS CODE TEEN GIRLS who were involved in so many ways - tweeting-blogging and turning up to support their fellow “girls”



In celebration of Youth Day and Mandela Day CODE TEEN in association with CAVENDISH SQUARE,AVA SECRETS and CLUB X MAGAZINE presents EVERY GIRL’S A PRINCESS

A 30 Day Teen Girls self-esteem and empowerment initiative for disadvantaged and abused SA girls and supported by EVERY fellow SA Teen Girl to ALL become the Princesses they were born to be.

We kicked off on 16th June with a Youth Day Self Empowerment Workshop and Makeover for 20 disadvantaged and abused girls from
W.H.E.A.T.T(Woman’s Hope Education and Training Trust) In true fairytale tradition,these girls were taken on a powerful transformational journey inspiring the belief that anything and everything IS possible.
The girls were indulged with delightful goody bags from Club X-Cavendish Square and Ava Secrets-then finally treated to the ultimate make-over and professional”cover girl” photographic shoot.


1000 Teen Girls Unite for 67 Minutes and sign the ever so glamorous AVA SECRETS Treaty/Pledge Wall against RAPE and ABUSE and FOR being treated like a PRINCESS!

DATE: Saturday 16th July 2011

WHERE: Cavendish Square Centre Court

TIME: 11h45 for 12h00 SHARP ( we want 1000 GIRLS there at 12h00) - Ends 13h07 ( But we know us Girls will be having far too much fun to end it all then so will surely keep the fun and spirit going ) - especially as rumour has it some of our favourite and rather dishy SA Celebrity Guys will be popping past to show us their support and take a pic or 2 with us all.

PRIZES There will be oodles of FABULOUS prizes available to girls who sign the wall - Club X Bracelets and Magazines for the 1st 1000 girls - SASS DIVA Accessory Hampers,Hoity Toity Hampers,Ava Secrets Princess Pyjama Parties - shopping vouchers and MORE ..

DELICIOUS TREATS And just when you though it can’t get better - endulge in the decadent treats table filled with cup cakes and all our favourite sweet treats - OR grab a packet of fresh popcorn.. maybe a candy floss - get a mini make over and dont forget to dress up with our whacky accessories and pose for your pics with your BFF in the instant photo booth.

DRESS Like a Princess - embrace your tiara and indulge your heels - thrown on a feather boa FABULOSITY STARTS RIGHT HERE!

BRING 1 pair(or more)of 2nd hand or new shoes in great condition to donate to the Princess Slipper Project which will ensure disadvantage and abused girls will always have Cinderella Shoes to take her where she deserves to be.

WHAT TO DO NOW? That’s Easy - spread the word - make it a date - plan a get together or BFF reunion - Face Book our link - Twitter - Blog and BBM and help us round up 1000 girls - Can we do it - “YES WE CAN

Loads of FANTASTIC Prizes make up-shopping vouchers-and the ultimate Ava Princess Party at your home for 1 winner and 3 BFF.

SEE YOU THERE GIRLS - we are so excited and simply can’t wait xx

Sunday Sun Sunbabes CODE TEEN Experience

The 2010 Sunday Sun Sunbabes were once again treated to a LIFECHANGING CODE TEEN Experience in Johannesburg

12 ordinary and regular girls all with dreams and aspirations hit JOZI for a full weekend with the CODE TEEN team and were treated to a once in a lifetime experience thanks to the Sunday Sun Newspaper.
The weekend was all in preparation for the final judging of Sunbabe of the Year and transformed the girls both physically and mentally.

It was a full program especially geared towards making the most of ourselves & life’s opportunities AND developing a positive self image

The weekend was loaded with image,fashion and modelling advice from the industry’s most glamorous and respected specialists and thanks to our fabulous sponsors Black Like Me and IMAN Cosmetics - the girls were treated to make overs- DIY tips and the most fabulous goodybags.

The calendar shoot was ultimately the weekends highlight and the girls performed like professionals in front of the cameras, ensuring the Sunday Sun calendar issue was another sellout

FINALLY it was time for the Final Event and the trendy Turbine Hall venue was overflowing with celebrities- and media all clammering to catch a look at how regular girls against all odds made it to the top- realised their dreams and transformed into the stars they were born to be.



6 Days with just us GIRLSAND the pressure is already on for the next one in Cape Town - Johannesburg and Durban

Camp 17 kicked off in style at CAVENDISH SQUARE where the girls were treated to Strawberry Smoothie “Mocktails” and scrumptuous chocolate brownies.Then laden with “to die for” goodie bags the girls left in the CAMP 17 Bus for our exclusive Camp destination.

WOW.. Where to start .. Morning Yoga on the lawn was followed by daily self esteem and self exploration life lessons which tackled all the “minefields” and challenges faced by todays 21st Century Teenage Girl.

Then the daily Challenges begun .. which saw enormous competition between our 4 HOITY TOITY teams
The Lolas
The Hoity Toitys
The Ooh La Loves’
The La Di Da’s

Camp 17 was all about fabulosity and the challenges were all executed with real style
From the “Who Wants to be a Millionaire Celebrity Quizz” to the “Junk to Funk Fashion Show” to the most elegant “To Dine For” Italian Fiesta Dinner Party - the girls went all out and seriously camped in STYLE.
BUT the highlight had to be the “Get your Fame On Celebrity Concert” which showcased all the girls and would be a”sellout”on Broadway.

Thanks to the most phenomenal sponsors HOITY TOITY,YARDLEY OATMEAL,SLOGGI,EVENT SAFE,MARC ANTHONY,KISS,BOSTIK and of course CAVENDISH SQUARE - our girls were also treated to fantastic workshops.
Hair and Make Up brought to us by YARDLEY was with none other than the famous Guru himself “Carl Isaacs”
The Sloggi “My Bra” workshop was a real hit (not to mention the stunning prize of Sloggi Underwear for 1 year which went to one lucky girl)and
Event Safe brought us the Wing Tjun ” Anti Rape ” workshop which empowered all the girls both physically & mentally.
BUT the all time favourite where the girls spent most of their “me time” was at the Pamper Parlour painting their nails in this seasons hottest summer colours and at night sipping hot chocolate-toasting marshmallows and catching up on girly chat time.

The last day came far too quickly and was a treasure chest of emotions-hugs and tears at the thought of leaving all the fun and new friends behind and having to return to the real world again .. BUT armed with the gift of a lifetime experience the girls were all transported in the Camp 17 bus safely back to Cavendish Square and welcomed by Family and Friends ..


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It’s the Ultimate SEVENTEEN Camp Experience Coming THESE SEPT HOLS

Brought to you by Hoity Toity and facilitated by CODE TEEN-powered by Cavendish Square

CAMP DATES for Cape Town - 26th September - 1st October
Special Rates NOW - Book in with a Friend and pay ONLY R 750 EACH - Now thats a mega saving!!

SIX Days - NO parents-NO Boys -Just Girly FUN !!!

Here’s a sneak preview of just SOME of the super cool activities you can expect on YOUR camp

GUYS 101 Everything a gals gotta know about guys - BOYOLOGY …at its best.
FASHION Design YOUR own outfits then strut your stiletto heels on the Camp 17 Runway.DIY your wardrobe- fit your SLOGGI Bra - work it girls!
BEAUTY Your own Exclusive Yardley Oatmeal Skincare & beauty workshop with SA’s Celebrity make up artist and stylist. Carl Isaacs will give you all the hottest tips on skin care routines – make up and all the “stars” beauty secrets.Plus take some time out and give yourself and your BFF’s a manicure or pedicure and test all the fabulous KISS NAIL PRODUCTS - try the hot bold colours or go for French Tips.
HAIR Look Like the Star you are with Marc Anthony Hair Care & styling products.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Let the games begin … Team Challenges … show us what girls are made of!- A la Hoity Toity Style of Course!!
HEALTH The Hoity Toity Girls guide to healthy eating - Health and nutrition are the menus of the day … but sssshhhh, chocs and popcorn are sneaked in for movie night.PLUS kick start each day with Yardley Oatmeal Healthy Skin and Healthy Body Yoga sessions and other fab activities will get you rearing to GO!
ENTERTAINMENT Crowd around the camp fire for glitzy game nights, mellow movie nights(popcorn and marshmallows)the Twighlight Saga marathon, group entertainment challenges and Karaoke plus… Put on your dancing shoes – the Hoity Toity girls are on Camp 17!

Prizes … Goody bags … Girl talk … Me time … and more

BOOKINGS and more info : Check out the WHAT’s HOT section on or contact Anastasia Taylor.

BOOK for you and your BFF NOW !!Only R 750 each - See you there!

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Celebrating Womans Day with the Next Generation of AWE INSPIRING WOMEN

WHEATT (Womans Hope Education and Training Trust) hosted a CODE TEEN experience at the ARTSCAPE Womans Festival.
90 Teenage Girls majority from disadvantaged backgrounds-safe houses and homes were enriched as they Decoded Girl World and discovered how to unleash their potential and strive towards being leaders and role models in the next millenium .

We talked FEM FACTSand Hygiene-the essential myths and truths to being a woman AND the girls were inspired with DIY Fashion Tips -learning how to look fabulous and make the most of a limited budget.

The day wrapped up as we Translated the mysteries of Girls and Guys with an interactive guy versus girl panel discussion headed up by our celebrity guests
SUGA Good Hope FM
Warren McAslan Local & International Model and Actor
Pags & Al Cape Towns Got Talent Anchor MC’s and UCT Radio DJ’s

THANKS to WHEATT for the constant belief and support of CODE TEEN - PLUS the awesome ” Lumo” GOODY BAGS which the girls all received and ..
CLUB X MAGAZINE for the FAB Shopping Voucher and Magazines to inspire and revolutionise the ” Next Generation”

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The 2010 TEENAGERS Social Development and Upliftment Holiday Project

In association with the ACVV

CODE TEEN recruited 150 Teens from Maitland/Brooklyn and Koeberg areas and over the 4 week school holiday period during the 2010 World Cup kept the teens …

SAFE- INFORMED and INSPIRED as we produced the ultimate “Teens On Stage” BACKSTAGE PASS experience.

The 150 teens were indulged with crucial life skills on self esteem, self belief and self respect- leading up to the ultimate stage show production.Workshops included overcoming life’s hurdles, accepting challenges and ultimately becoming the you that you really can be!

Together with CODE TEEN the 150 teens over the 4 weeks were styled, trained and groomed by SA’s top models, make up artists, stylists, DJ’s, choreographers, Hip Hop dancers.
Finally all the hard work culminating in the “Backstage Pass Teens On Stage” production where the local community experienced the ultimate showcase of talent and reformed ambition as the 150 teens produced -showcased and unveiled a medley of talent, aspirations, determination and dreams …
ULTIMATELY … the destiny we are ALL capable of.

Our SINCERE THANKS from us all at CODE TEEN to the incredible friends - colleagues and partners who made this dream come true :
*ACVV Peninsula Management and The National Lottery for their belief in CODE TEEN,
*Abi & Mike from our Code Teen Team for endless passion and energy with our teens,
*Carl Isaacs Hair & Make Up Institute_ for transforming the performers_
*Martin Myers -Sony BMG and Triple M Music
*Gavin Taylor -Grand West Entertainment
*Yaz and the Amanzi Blue Team
*Just Sets Cape Town
*Ultra Events
*Do Re Me
*Falko “The Grafitti Maestro”
*Kurt and the African Hip Hop Studio
*Dutch Tulip Productions and Gavin Taylor for ensuring each Teen has a DVD of the show and memories to last a lifetime
*Buuren High School
*Maitland High School
*De Grendel High School

The Teenagers chose the wording which was printed onto their T Shirts - it said REMEMBER THIS FACE I AM GONNA MAKE IT BIG
…. and we KNOW THEY WILL!!

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The Ultimate Holiday VIBE Just for TEENZ

The BUZZ was all in the Tygervalley Arena for the official VIP launch of HIP2BTEENZ .

100 VIP Teens cracked the nod to the hippest and hottest “mocktail” function.
Smoothies,personalised HIP2BTeenz cup cakes and loads of delicious treats were on the menue not to forget a glimpse at a few celebs who just could not stay away but will be back for the week of HIP2BFAMOUS.
DIETER VOIGT ex MR SA and now Pasella presenter was a hot favourite for the paparazzi and International make up artist and Celebrity Hair Stylist CARL ISAACS had the crowds enthralled as he created his magic on the models.( pssst…. girls Carl Isaacs will be back for HIP2BHOT so dont miss out on those workshops)

The entertainment for the evening begun with Boy Band ” A Klas Kandidaat ” followed by a world class performance by international hip hop performer KURT MINAAR and the AFRICAN HIP HOP STUDIO who will be presenting with us HIP2BDANCING from Mon 14th - Fri 18th June 2010.
(spaces are limited so BOOK NOW)

This was followed by a sneak preview of what to expect during HIP2BCHALLENGED as the WING TJUN guys gave self defence a whole new meaning.

BOOKINGS are NOW OPEN and spaces are limited
Phone CODE TEEN on 071 4956745 or email Karen Burt.
For more information visit the HIP2B TEENZ Info Zone, 10 June – 12 July 2010 in the Foschini Promo Court.


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