As part of their commitment to the environment and community the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) recently donated an imported beach wheelchair, made from PVC pipes, to Cross Home Care based in the Gansbaai area, Western Cape. According to Delanie Bezuidenhout, CEO of SAVA, the wheelchair was imported from the USA and is the first of its kind in South Africa. It is made of medical grade PVC, has non-corrosive plastic bearings and high flotation heavy duty wheels, which allows the physically disabled to access the water and provides better mobility over unpaved areas. “Physically disabled people find it quite challenging to move around on the beach – never mind reaching the water. They are usually confined to the paved areas around the beach. This PVC beach wheelchair has the ability to take them all the way to the breakwater and makes it possible for them to spend a day on the beach with friends and family,” Delanie says. The balloon flotation tyres allow for stability and easy rolling. Because it is made with a high-quality UV protected PVC frame, it can even be taken right into the salty sea water. It won’t chip, peel, rust, fade or discolour and can carry a weight of 115kg. The PVC beach wheelchair was handed over to Sister Tertia Scholtz who owns Overberg based Cross Home Care, runs various community projects and offers free emergency assistance to both residents and visitors to the Pearly Beach Resort. Commenting on what the donation will mean for the local community, Sister Scholtz said: “We have many community members who are wheelchair bound. Thanks to this novel beach wheelchair, we will now be able to allow them to experience the joy of experiencing the beach and the ocean. The use of the PVC beach wheelchair will be free of charge and we would like to invite anyone who is interested in using the beach wheelchair to contact me and book the PVC beach wheelchair for themselves or a loved one, for their next beach adventure”. “PVC . . .
SANCA WESTERN CAPE is the leading service provider in the field of abuse, prevention and treatment. They are well-known for providing specialised services like abuse prevention, out-patient treatment, capacity building and training and related corporate services by a multi-disciplinary team. Based in Western Cape, their main objective is to provide substance abuse prevention and treatment services by applying and reinforcing healthy behaviour and lifestyle changes. Their actions are divided into three levels. They are illustrated below: Primary Prevention It is very crucial to take necessary actions to prevent unpleasant occurrences related to abuse. This positive and active prevention initiative primarily focuses on spreading awareness among people through various awareness programmes and development services. Their awareness programmes mainly focus on the devastating and shattering effects of abuse while emphasising on the necessity of a healthy and positive lifestyle. They also offer training and build capacity services to strengthen the prevention programmes through proper implementation under the observation of professional staff. Secondary Prevention: Secondary Prevention is an important initiative as it basically focuses on high risks groups like youth and abused women including persons abused in the workplace. The secondary prevention programmes include several educational initiatives and life skill training programmes to mitigate the effects of the abuses. Like other drug rehab centres in Cape Town, they are constantly working to fulfil their goals. Tertiary Prevention: This measurement is taken to guide those who have already faced abuse problems. These programmes include a comprehensive assessment service and proper assistance to out-patients and in-patients as well as people who faced abuses. Like the drug rehabilitation centres in Cape Town or in other cities, they are constantly working for the welfare of abused people. They . . .
The entity mandated with the promotion of employment growth and productivity thereby contributing to South Africa’s socio-economic development and competitiveness, as contemplated in section 31 of the Employment Services Act, No. 4 of 2014 will hold a Productivity Promotion Seminar on Application of Japanese 5s and Kaizen Concepts for Productivity Improvement on 25 January 2018. The Minister of the Department of Labour, Ms Mildred Oliphant, will deliver the keynote address. Members of the media are invited to the Productivity Promotion Seminar on Application of Japanese 5s and Kaizen Concepts for Productivity Improvement as follows: • Date: Thursday 25th January 2018 • Time: 08h30 – 13h00 • Venue: Hilton Hotel 138 Rivonia Rd, Sandown, Sandton, 2196 As an entity of the Department of Labour, Productivity SA is closely aligned with the department’s role of reducing unemployment, poverty and inequality through a set of policies and programmes developed in consultation with social partners, aimed at: • Improved economic efficiency and productivity; • Skills development and employment creation; • Sound labour relations; • Eliminating inequality and discrimination in the workplace; CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
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Following the successful release of his first music video on music streaming service JOOX, the international music streaming app that recently launched in South Africa, providing a platform for the best local music; Zoocci Coke Dope’s All Night Long music video featuring A-Reece is now live on YouTube. Watch it here now: https://t.co/RDVdKKDzna or visit http://www.fameafrica.tv Zoocci Coke Dope’s All Night Long music video also had its TV premier this morning on Channel O. If you missed the morning spins, you can catch the next play on Channel O’s Crispy Fresh at 17:30 CAT today. The video will also start playing on other key music channels this week. “The All Night Long music video roll-out has been a strategic one that has yielded in great partnerships for Zoocci Coke Dope. The preliminary stats of the JOOX exclusive has been highly impressive and shows the demand for Zoocci Coke Dope’s products,” shares Raphael Benza of Vth Season. The unorthodox music video sees the Pretoria born star making an impact with his debut video release. A competition element has now been added which will see entrants stand a chance to win 2 GB FREE Data, 12 months JOOX VIP and tickets to see Zoocci Coke Dope perform live at Sumo, Rosebank on 2 February 2018. To enter, watch Zoocci Coke Dope’s All Night Long music video and go to @JOOXSouthAfrica on Twitter to answer one of the questions related to the music video. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
17 January 2018 – PRETORIA – ITSI, the pioneering e-learning provider which enhances and simplifies the teaching and learning experience for both students and educators, is proud to announce that an additional combined total of almost 20,000 students from 25 educational institutions (mostly schools) across South Africa will start the new 2018 academic year with an e-learning solution from ITSI. ITSI’s patented solution solves some of the biggest 21st century challenges in education and training, by making learning visible, removing fragmentation, bridging the gap between traditional and cutting-edge teaching through researched-based practices and enabling learning anywhere, anytime. The following educational institutions have opted to use either e-books provided through the ITSI solution, ITSI’s integrated e-learning platform or a combination thereof: • Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool (Gauteng) • Al-Falaah College (KZN) • Clarendon High School for Girls (Eastern Cape) • Collegiate Junior School for Girls (Eastern Cape) • Covenant College (Gauteng) • Dinwiddie High School (Gauteng) • Eastleigh Primary School (Gauteng) • Global Leadership Academy (Eastern Cape) • Grabouw High School (Western Cape) • Grace Trinity (Gauteng) • Grey College - Bloemfontein (Free State) • Hilton College (KZN) • Marits Brothers (Gauteng) • Nukleus Onderwys (Gauteng) • Prestige College Hammanskraal (Gauteng) • Prestige Kirkney (Gauteng) • Prestige Protea Glen (Gauteng) • Reddam House Umhlanga (KZN) • Sans Souci Girls' High School (Western Cape) • St Charles College (KZN) • University of Johannesburg (Gauteng) • Victoria Park High School for Girls (Eastern Cape) • Welgemoed Primary (Western Cape) • Wellington Prep (Western Cape) • Woodlands International College (Gauteng) ITSI offers a free e-reader application that enables access to a variety of e-books. Users engage with the content by creating notes and freehand drawings, highlight important text and . . .
“It takes a village to raise a child” is a proverb which essentially means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for them to grow and develop successfully. Each year, parents entrust their children into the hands of their teachers for the greater part of each school day. Children will begin to develop relationships with their teachers from the first day and these relationships will grow as the year progresses. “As parents, it is essential that we, too, begin developing a healthy relationship with our children’s teachers. Studies have shown that children whose teachers and parents enjoyed solid, trusting, synergetic relationships were significantly more likely to make positive progress throughout the year,” says Cindy Glass, Director and Co-founder of Step Up Education Centres. Cindy gives the following tips to consider on how to create and sustain a healthy relationship with your child’s teacher: 1. Communication is key: Take a moment to meet your child’s teacher. This is, of course, is easier done in the younger grades as most often, a younger child will have one ‘main’ teacher. It will be a lot easier to meet and connect with your older child’s teachers if you make the effort to attend the teacher-parent information evenings that are offered at their school in the beginning of the academic year. Teachers will use these meetings to explain their expectations of learners and their parents. Remember, teachers will not know what YOUR expectations are unless you communicate these. Information that will affect the learning of your child needs to be communicated as soon as these arise. 2. See yourself in partnership with the teacher in your child’s learning: You and your child’s teacher have a common goal; the personal an academic development of your child. Keep an open mind and always remember that the best interests of your child need to be the core focus of any conversation. 3. Remember that your . . .
BlindCraft celebrates the launch of their website and online window blinds store. Cape Town, South Africa: Today BlindCraft announces the launch of their groundbreaking online window blinds store. Their website contains a “Build Your Blinds” visualiser, the first of its kind in South Africa. The innovative visualiser is set to redefine the South African home decor industry as it allows customers to “see” the finished product before it is ever made. Customers can select from hundreds of options to create a product truly tailored to their needs. BlindCraft is also leading the way in quality. Their Made-To-Measure window blinds are SABS approved and come with an industry leading 2 year warranty, ensuring customers get the best products available in South Africa. A recent home renovation by Dr. Nicholas Coetzee had this to say about the quality and ease of ordering his window blinds online; “I recently did a number of renovations to my home and found it quite stressful dealing with the various tradesmen. BlindCraft, on the other hand, made it easy. With just a few clicks I was able to design and order the blinds I wanted.” To achieve the launch of their website and online window blinds store; BlindCraft did extensive competitor research to ensure that their brand and product would provide value to their current clients and home decor enthusiasts. By finding a gap in the market, they were able to build the countries only window blinds visualiser as well as ensuring SABS approval for their products. This has been able to benchmark their brand as a strong window blinds competitor in the South African market. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Ernest Lowe is proud to announce the first ever installation in Africa of the Strate Awalift 80 unit. The state of the art German technology has been installed all over Europe for over 50 years and has finally been introduced to Africa. This is the first of its kind sewage pumping system which separates the solids from the pump impeller ensuring continued pumping in any and every scenario. The Awalift unit solves the traditional problem of solid waste interfering with the pump impeller and shaft by ensuring the solids are separated in their own chamber independent of the pumping chamber. For further details and interest please feel free to contact the Ernest Lowe sales department. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Forty municipal councillors of the 18 municipalities of the Mpumalanga Province received in-depth training into the recycling of packaging material thanks to a 2-day workshop arranged by Packaging SA and hosted at the Plastics|SA head office in Midrand recently. According to Charles Muller, Executive Director of Packaging SA, this workshop was a joint initiative of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the Departments of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs (DARDLEA) and Environmental Affairs (DEA) and was an excellent example of the first fruits being reaped as a result of a concerted effort to improve public-private partnerships. “The municipal councillors who were invited to attend the workshop were all responsible for the Climate Change, Environmental and Waste Management Portfolio in their respective municipalities. The main focus of the workshop was to educate these important role players in a “train the trainer” format how plastics, glass, metals and papers are recycled in South Africa and the importance of recycling to our economy as part of the Local Government Support Strategy Interventions,” Muller explained. The councillors learnt specifically about certain recycling processes and products made from recycled materials through presentations delivered by PRASA, Tetrapak, TGRC, MetPac-SA, PETCO, Polyco, SAVA, Plastics|SA and Destination Green Recycling. Once the theory was completed, it was time for a practical, hands-on experience as the municipal councillors visited a recycling collector and the Tufflex recycling facility. “The feedback we received from our government colleagues was that the training they received was hugely beneficial. Not only are they now empowered to promote recycling initiatives in emerging and potential recycling companies within their communities, but we have also equipped them with the necessary skills and knowledge to further uplift their communities through job creation . . .