05 November 2018, Johannesburg, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, will be collaborating with The Travelling Art Gallery to showcase South African artists at an exclusive Art Auction Dinner. The Travelling Art Gallery, started by Barbara Lenhard and Florian Gast, is an artists’ initiative to exhibit talented South African artists, across the globe. Fairlawns, nestled in Sandton, is a well-known patron of the Arts and boasts over five acres of beauty, which is itself sheer artistry. The intimate evening will see art lovers gather at an exclusive dinner where approximately 10 strong, colourful and diverse pieces of art from 12 South African artists will be proudly displayed at Fairlawns and auctioned off. “An essential part the collaboration is the transformative power of connecting people through art,” enthuses Barbara, “our aim is to take South African art to the world and to invite the world to South Africa.” “Art is a tremendous vehicle to promote South Africa and we see this as a natural collaboration and opportunity to support in any way we can,” explains Michael Kewley, Managing Director of Fairlawns, on their involvement. Fairlawns, an award-winning urban oasis, offers experiences to engage all the senses. #sharebeautifulstories “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” - American entrepreneur J.C. Penney To book your seat at the dinner, for more information or if interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Barbara Lenhard on +27 (0)79 403 2393 or email@example.com. Below is a piece by Ramarutha Makoba. Continued thanks to the Artists, The Travelling Art Gallery, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, Bidvest Panalpina Logistics, Panalpina Welttransporte, international and local media, and the support from business and individual art-lovers. Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa brings you unique spaces and enchanting experiences to suit your every need or preference. The venue keeps on . . .
Since 1922, over 95 years ago, the world-renowned AGA oven continues to maintain its reputation and has become iconic for its timeless design, uncompromising quality and award-winning innovation. The AGA is cherished as part of family life the world over and coveted as much today as it always has been. Some love them for the vintage, homey feel and others are drawn to the funky retro vibes which always seem to be in fashion and then there are the purists who maintain that an AGA cooker is for life and best cooker one can have! In the year 2000, the BBC published a retrospective documentary, highlighting what it considered to be the top three design icons of the 20th century: first was the Coca-Cola® contour bottle, second was the VW™ Bug and third was the Aga Cast Iron Oven! “Most people associate the name AGA with good food and fine living. And although it’s often thought of as quintessentially British, the AGA actually began life in Sweden. The celebrated Cast Iron Range found in over 750,000 households worldwide was invented by Dr Gustav Dalén, a blind Nobel Prize-winning physicist. Appalled that his wife and their maid had to constantly tend to their old-fashioned range, Dalén set out to design a modern range that would look after itself. It’s unlikely Dalén could have predicted that his invention would go on to be widely acclaimed as a design icon, but it has!” (https://www.agamarvel.com/aga/who-we-are/history-of-aga/) With the trend for larger kitchens throughout the 20th century, to accommodate new inventions such as automatic washing machines, and smaller rooms like sculleries and pantries were incorporated into the kitchen itself, a greater emphasis on utility and function ensued. In the post-war world the urge for a bright new future also made the most of new materials like plastic laminates which changed the face of kitchens in Europe for years to come. AGA wanted to reverse this trend and introduce a warmer and more liveable kitchen designed . . .
From a small grocery store opened by Luigi Lavazza in 1895, Lavazza coffee was born. It is synonymous of excellent Italian Espresso in over 90 countries and the leading brand of coffee in Italy. Lavazza coffee has been on an endless journey of innovation from blending coffees from different parts of the world to catering to the tastes of individuals, to new roasting machines that ensure aromatic excellence and allowing coffee to be prepared with beans and a capsule. Lavazza is a global leader and a premium coffee specialist true to exploring, discovering and reinventing the art of blending. Lavazza coffee is being re-launched in October 2018 by Incobrands into leading South African retailers like Pick n Pay, Checkers and Spar. Retail Product Range Qualità Oro is the very first Lavazza blend, created in 1956 and is available in retail stores. The coffee is ideal for those who love to savour a premium blend daily. Made from a selection of the finest 100% Arabica beans, mainly from Latin America, this blend is fruity and aromatic, with hints of malt and honey suitable for all coffee makers. Qualità Rossa is rich and full-bodied coffee, perfect for those who want to get off to a great and energetic start to their day. This uniquely blended coffee is made from a combination of Brazilian Arabica beans for body and sweetness with African and South East Asian Robusta beans fir intensity and warm notes of cocoa. It is a richly flavoured coffee ideal for an everyday coffee with its intense and energetic blend. Crema E Gusto is ideal coffee for any occasion, with the perfect combination of intensity and full-body for the perfect latte and caffe latte. This creamy and full-bodied blend consists of a selection of high quality Arabica and Robusta beans with a fragrantly flavour and pleasant chocolatey finish. A classic Italian coffee and amongst Italy’s best sellers! For the decaffeinated coffee lovers, Caffè Decaffeinato is the ideal decaf offer by Lavazza. . . .
Mustard Deli has developed a reputation for twisting the classics and will offer its interesting flavours and products to TOPS at SPAR Goodnight Market visitors at the Tramways Building in Port Elizabeth on Thursday. The handcrafted and home-grown local business, run by husband-and-wife team Anthony and Stephanie Liebetrau Vieira da Cruz, focuses on artisanal wholegrain mustards, jams and deli products with interesting flavours. Four years ago they began specialising in mustards and currently they produce more than 30 flavours, including their sugar-free range. "Signature mustards are roasted garlic and balsamic, spicy jalapeno, honey and whiskey, tequila and lime and our bacon, onion and whisky jam is legendary," said Anthony. He added that the latter top-seller took five hours to make and was originally developed to turn a plain burger into a gourmet burger. "All our products are made in small batches with quality ingredients and contain no preservatives, colourants, bulking agents or flavourants." He added that most of their mustards were vegan-friendly and all were hand-crafted from scratch. In May they introduced Mr Mustard Beard Oil as a new product range. "Two years ago I seriously started growing my beard," said Anthony, who has become known as Mr Mustard, The Mustard Man and lately The guy with the Beard and Mustards. "Complete strangers would walk up to me and ask what I used to make my beard. There's only so many times you can say that it's in the genes and I'm lucky that we realised it held an entrepreneurial opportunity." He said his wife decided it was time to create beard oil for "The Creature", as she called it. She had more than 15 years' experience working with organic and essential oils, as well as making her own products. "Our mustards are often bought as gifts, especially during November and December. The one thing we constantly hear is that there is a shortage of men's gifts. The beard oil just fits in with our . . .
• The Fry Family Food Co. launches in over 500 UK Sainsbury’s stores on 11 October. • The Fry Family Food Co. supplies first plant-based meat product to Costco stores in Australia. • The Fry Family Food Co. set to launch in the US in early 2019. With the demand for meat-alternatives greater than ever, The Fry Family Food Co., a Durban based, South African business is showing impressive global growth with their range of chilled plant-based products. The Fry Family Food Co., has been making meat-free products for almost three decades, and has sold more than 30-million units worldwide. While it has enjoyed success in various Australian and European markets, the enormous growth in global demand for meat-free alternatives has seen the company’s international market demand increase dramatically. As a result of the increased demand the company is increasing distribution of their portfolio to more than 8,000 supermarkets, specialty and chain stores in 30 countries, putting them well on track to achieving their mission of inspiring people to follow a more plant-based lifestyle. This increase in distribution includes the new relationship with Sainsbury’s in the UK, Costco in Australia and the opening of the US as a new market for the brand. “Reflecting rapid demand growth in the United States and sustained interest from international markets, we’ve taken steps to significantly increase our production capacity,” said Fry’s Exports Director Shaun Richardson. “These additions make it possible for us to support international launches, building on our recent introduction of our products to Sainsbury’s and Costco.” The brand’s products rolled out in over 500 Sainsbury’s stores from 11 October. Eight chilled products were launched initially, with a further selection of frozen products making their way to the shelves in November. In August this year, Costco in Australia started selling the Fry’s Traditional Burger as their first ever plant-based meat product. . . .
For the seventh consecutive year, South Africa’s most loved pen, BIC®- through its partnership with the Read Educational Trust - is on a mission to distribute 1.2 million pens to learners at disadvantaged schools across South Africa. To achieve this, BIC® is embarking on a national educational roadshow, ‘Power Their Potential’, to equip over 500 primary schools in the country’s townships and rural areas with stationery. According to Lillian Henderson, the Marketing Director at BIC®, “With 55.5% of South Africans living in poverty, according to the latest Poverty Trends Report, many parents are forced to prioritise putting food on the table over purchasing school supplies. For their kids, however, lack of access to essentials like pens is one of the biggest obstacles to school participation and academic achievement. Our aim with our annual pen distribution drive is to make education inclusive for all and promote a culture of lifelong learning.” Since 2011, BIC® has supplied 7.3 million children with the stationery needed to fulfil their basic educational needs through its ‘Buy a Pen, Donate a Pen’ programme. Now, the children at this year’s beneficiary schools will no longer have to share a pencil or pen, each child will have an equal chance to access a key resource to excel in the classroom. Henderson adds, “With many schools operating under very difficult circumstances and often lacking basic teaching and educational resources such as stationery, it’s the teachers who often purchase stationery from their own pockets, so BIC® contributes, albeit in a small way, to alleviate their pressures.” Running alongside the ‘Power Their Potential’ roadshow, a talent workshop has been developed that recognises young talent and inspires learners to get creative. Giving children the right learning tools can make a significant difference to their lives. BIC® wants to help young people pursue the opportunities and talents that will allow them to ‘Power Their . . .
It took the words of a legendary South African struggle leader to sow the seeds for a CSI funding model that's ahead of its time. "When we started our business in 1995, Professor Jakes Gerwel gave us some priceless advice," recalls Mustaq Brey, co-founder of Brimstone Investment Corporation. "We were passionate about creating a business that would also be able to play a role in uplifting people in our community as well as throughout South Africa," recalls Brey of the black-controlled and -managed investment company he setup with Fred Robertson. "Jakes told us that if we want to go into business we have to be driven to make a profit because, without a profit, there was no way we would be in a position to empower anybody." The advice from the legendary academic and anti-apartheid activist has served Brey and Robertson well in building the successful - and highly profitable - Brimstone Investment Corporation. More importantly, Gerwel’s advice provided the seed for a revolutionary idea that Brey would develop over the decade that followed. It was an idea characterised by the principle of making investments in people. “We formed the Brimstone Empowerment Share Trust (BEST) in 2005 to create a more sustainable model of support. Through this trust, we award NGOs with Brimstone shares at no cost to the NGO. These organisations share in the dividends paid on those shares as well as the growth of the company over time,” says Brey. The only proviso is that each organisation has to retain their shares for a minimum period of five years. “This is important because it taps into the mindset of long-term sustainability,” adds Robertson. “As business owners we know how hard-earned profit can be, which is why most business leaders I speak to are cautious about embarking on major CSI initiatives. The thought of money being wasted goes against the grain when you know how hard it has been to create that money in the first place.” Before granting any shares, . . .
Johannesburg, October: Steyn City is proud to launch its #PledgeAPair campaign, inviting residents, contractors and community members to become a #SoleMate. The initiative forms part of this year’s Delivering Happiness to Diepsloot festivities. Now in its seventh year, Delivering Happiness to Diepsloot is Steyn City’s flagship charity drive: every year, the staff and contractors of Steyn City, accompanied by celebrities and the media, pack a convoy of trucks full of schoolbags containing toys, stationery and snacks to be distributed amongst the children of neighbouring Diepsloot. Steyn City Properties CEO Giuseppe Plumari explains that the project has always been dear to his heart. “It’s a joy to be able to help Diepsloot’s children celebrate the festive season, especially since so many of their family members work at our lifestyle resort. We have always committed to being good neighbours, and are looking at ways to encourage other property developers in the area to do so, too.” He adds that Steyn City has decided to focus on collecting new school shoes for donation this year because of the enormous number of learners who go without this basic necessity. “Every day, thousands of children walk to school barefoot, rain or shine. Come the winter months, this poses a significant challenge to their health” he notes. With this in mind, Steyn City is aiming to donate 13 000 pairs of shoes to Diepsloot’s primary school learners. As an added bonus, each pair of these shoes is manufactured locally and packaged in a bag made by a Durban-based women’s empowerment group, Uzwelo. In this way, #PledgeAPair is also contributing to job generation and skills development in South Africa. Plumari says that he is delighted that The Star has come on board as a major supporter of the project. Says Kgomotso Kgatle, Independent Media’s marketing and brand manager for Gauteng, “The Star is very proud to partner Steyn City on this very important ‘Delivering Happiness to . . .
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The Electrical Contractor's Association for South Africa (ECA SA) showcased Port Elizabeth based Building Automation firm, BA Systems, in their October 2018 Magazine, Electrical Contractor. BA Systems scooped the ECA SA Presidential Award as the Best Contributor to Energy Efficiency following their project at the Product Testing Institute in the Coega IDZ, Port Elizabeth. This R4 Million project saw Building Automation Systems facilitate the installation of the building management system, and help the facility attain a 5 Star Green Star compliance rating. Green Star is a voluntary rating system for building projects, and is used to encourage the implementation of new and emerging technology, and to encourage a more environmentally friendly approach to designing and developing buildings. The Design phase of the Product Testing Institute building attained a 6 Star rating. The Product Testing Institute has been fitted with a modern building management system, which allows for cost efficient, environmentally friendly, automated management of the lighting, air-conditioning and blinds within the facility. Through the clever use of C-Bus and StruxureWare systems, Building Automation Systems was able to reduce power consumption by ensuring that lights and air-conditioners are not left on needlessly when an area is unoccupied. With the use of sensors located throughout the building that provide feedback to the building management system, it is possible for the building management and maintenance employees to monitor and keep track of the water, electricity and gas consumption, along with the amount of Solar Power generated. This information provides valuable insight into the cost of running and maintaining the facility. A record of environmental conditions is also maintained, with the current and previous day’s weather conditions being shown on the system monitor. The environmental factors will over time reveal the peak periods for Solar PV production, . . .