On Saturday evening, (October 13th), it was an evening of tiara’s, elegant ball gowns and trendy suits, with huge smiles and tears of joy when they crowned the 14th Mr, Miss & Miss Junior uShaka Marine World and Mr & Miss uShaka Kids World brand ambassadors, proudly supported by Star Hire, Even & Lovely, Tabloid Media & Ola hosted within the Village Walk beach arena at uShaka Marine World. The crowds of supporters, that of family and friends, had a fun and entertaining evening while the judges deliberated on their decision on who of the contestants, would walk away with prizes valued at over R70 000. The winners not only won prizes and cash but will also be included in the uShaka Marine World’s advertising campaigns throughout the year as well as be uShaka Marine World’s brand ambassadors where they will attend many of their high profile events in the upcoming year. The judges marking criteria included a number of categories from strong leadership abilities, ambassadorial skills, personality and overall appearance. An all-round 10 was required for the ultimate winner, and while the judges decided on the respective winners, the Afro Divas who are one of uShaka’s resident entertainers at Wahooz on the Promenade, entertained the crowds. Finally, once the judges’ results were tabulated there was a round of applause as the following winners per category were announced: In the Miss Junior uShaka category: 2nd runner up was 15 year old Andiswa Majozi from Woodlands, 1st runner up was 15 year old Yandiswa Hlatshwayo from Amanzimtoti, and 13 year old Westville Beauty Sisanda Duma was crowned the winner. In the Mr uShaka category: 2nd runner up was 24 year old Mfundo Mthimkhulu from New Germany with Sean Shibe who is 25 from Westville named as the runner up and the title of Mr uShaka 2018/19 went to 19 year old Durban resident, Dyllan Desfontaines. Finally, the coveted crown for Miss uShaka 2018/19 went to 21 year old Umlazi beauty Thabile . . .
The TRP Distributors SA MX National Championships Finals This Weekend. Krugersdorp - This Saturday 20 October sees the final event in the TRP Distributors SA MX National Championships take place at Dirt Bronco, Linley Rd (Viscount Rd) Randfontein in Kurgersdorp. While there are many divisions competing during what is bound to be an exciting day of riding, amongst them High School, Ladies, Pro Mini and Senior Support divisions, as well as well as the highly contested MX2 and MX3 divisions, all eyes will be on the hotly contested premier MX1 division. Currently leading is Caleb Tennant who has had a good run this year, but this final event is going to go down to the wire with all sorts of pressure on the leader. David Goosen from Durban is champing at the bit right behind him, and wants the win badly. "I'm 16 points out from the lead in MX1 going into the last round, so there's definitely hope I can make it happen for 2018," said Goosen. "I'm just going to go in fighting till the final lap and give it my best shot." Not to be discounted, third placed Tristan Purdon from the Eastern Cape has an opportunity to jump from third place to a second in the division, and is determined either way for a huge performance at Dirt Bronco. Both Goosen and Purdon have been putting in the extra hours, in preparation for this event, and do not want to let a final big push slip go to waste. "For me, the goal is to win all 4 heats at this event," said Purdon. "So, exciting times for the last round. For more information go to : http://www.mxsa.co.za/ CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
“To educate girls is to reduce poverty” – Kofi Anan (former UN Secretary-General). Ladies to Legends is a The IIE’s Varsity College annual event that resonates the belief that when one educates young women and girl children on pertinent matters, everyone benefits. Educated women are instrumental to economic growth and social change. The IIE’s Varsity College Durban North Ladies to Legends held recently, left each and every woman who attended feeling supported, understood and empowered. The event, which was a panel discussion led and MC’ed by East Coast Radio’s Mags Westerhof, exposed the attendees to three truly inspiring women: Carol Mkhize (model, actress and fitness enthusiast), Langa Mngoma (model and full-time medical Doctor) and Rowena Singh (Educator and Programme Manager) of The IIE’s Varsity College School of Education. The discussion open on the topic of health and how to lead a healthy lifestyle as a mother, and a modern woman. Carol shared her journey on feeling pressured to look a certain way in her industry. She gave the audience advice on shifting their focus from physical appearance to mental health and how staying active could help them to achieve that. Langa Mngoma explained that one needs to create a culture of eating a balanced, healthy diet and that the starting point for this was educating the youth. Education was at the centre of all topics of discussion with Rowena Singh. She stressed the importance of teaching young women that they can be anything they want to be with a bit of hard work and a lot of support. Rowena shared the inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. During the panel discussion, Mags encouraged the women in the audience to join in the conversation which resulted in many personal stories being shared. The engagement between the audience was electric and empowering. The most memorable take-away from the evening was that, when women stand . . .
Over the past 10 years, the Engen KlevaKidz’s often life-saving safety messages have reached over a quarter of a million vulnerable children. Engen KlevaKidz is an annual educational campaign that uses industrial theatre to engage and educate young learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety. Engen is South Africa’s leading marketer of illuminating paraffin. Branded Laurel Paraffin, the energy source is extensively used by many South Africans in wick feed and pressure lamps, stoves, refrigerators and heaters, amongst its various industrial applications. “The use of paraffin in low-income homes in South Africa is associated with a number of problems such as children who drink it accidentally, the spread of fire when as many as 2 000 homes can be destroyed in a single blaze, and extensive burn injuries,” says Engen’s Corporate Social Investment Manager, Adhila Hamdulay. Since its inception in 2008, Engen KlevaKidz has reached over 280 000 learners in 700 schools across South Africa – from rural villages deep in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape to townships in Gauteng, the Western Cape and Free State. Engen KlevaKidz takes the form of an interactive educational stage drama using engaging characters to relay key safety messages in the learners’ mother tongues, including: Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa and English, combined with jingles to reinforce the theme. Superhero safety educator, Mr Wise is the main character who educates young learners about how to identify and use paraffin safely while interacting with “learners” Bongi and Junior and urges them to be careful when using paraffin. Stories are used to explain to the learners what to do if paraffin is ingested or inhaled. Mr Wise also focuses on the importance of being clean and washing hands after contact with paraffin, and how to store paraffin safely. Prizes such as super hero masks and funnels are handed out to learners. This is because Engen believes that the learners are all heroes . . .
Johannesburg, 16 October 2018 - According to recent statistics, South Africa produces 10 million tonnes of food waste every year and our country reportedly has the largest proportion of food wastage in Africa. That is food that is produced but never consumed and ends up in landfills, including fruits, vegetables and cereals which alone account for 70% of this waste. Yet, an average of 12 million people - almost a quarter of the country’s population - go to bed hungry every night. Kate Stubbs, Director of Business Development and Marketing at Interwaste, believes this is a travesty and shares her views on how alternative strategies to managing food waste should be investigated. World Food Day is commemorated globally on the 16th of October - aimed at driving awareness of, and promoting action to address, world hunger. “The theme this year of, ‘our actions are our future’, encapsulates the message perfectly. It is only through understanding that we as the people in our country and of the world – and across all spheres of Government, industry and society – have a shared interest and a role to play, in both managing food waste appropriately, but also importantly to change our attitudes and behaviours to respect food,” says Stubbs. Globally, it is estimated that 30% of all food produced, goes to waste. The South African Government has made a global commitment to halve food waste by 2030. In support of this, new laws have been legislated and the regulations are being rolled out, aimed at cleaning-up South Africa and to reduce the negative environmental and health impacts caused by waste. “This brings about innovation in the waste management and food production industries in that these frameworks are setting a benchmark for companies to derive better and more sustainable waste management solutions – solutions that focus beyond the landfill model but rather on creating alternative, commoditised products from the waste produced,” indicates Stubbs. “Companies in . . .
New open banking ecosystem could render card payments obsolete Those who believe that ‘tap and go’ credit cards are the pinnacle of banking payment solutions are in for a big surprise. Chris Michael, a UK-based payments specialist and head of technology at Open Banking Limited UK, says that developments in open banking APIs could render card payments obsolete and significantly reduce levels of card fraud. Open Banking is a non-profit organisation established to help banks comply with The UK’s Competition and Market Authority (CMA) Order and Europe’s second Payment Services Directive (PSD2). Michael, who visited South Africa as a guest of Africa’s largest identity-focused security provider, Ubusha Technology, held a series of discussions with local banks to discuss Open Banking and PSD2. European regulators believe that the directive will lead to a single integrated market for payment services and usher in an era of increased competition and transparency among banking and third-party financial services providers worldwide. “Open Banking is supporting the move to PSD2 by developing a set of standards for APIs; a platform that manages the identities of banks and regulated third parties; and a suite of software and services to establish and run an open banking ecosystem,” says Michael. The API standards, which sit at the heart of the open banking ecosystem, are more secure and transparent than current solutions which often rely on risky ‘screen scraping’ and credential sharing to access accounts and complete payments. The open banking methodology centres on the customer’s exclusive ownership of his or her data, with the customer having the final say as to which third-party providers can access this information. “A core principle of open banking is that customers do not have to share their banking credentials,” says Michael. “In conjunction with the Open ID Foundation, we have developed a security model that allows them to authenticate any payment transaction . . .
At Dreambody Fitness there is no such thing as the perfect body. At this fitness studio the ideal shape isn’t one that steps out of the magazines, it’s the one that steps into the gym and into a healthier future. With leading fitness guru and trainer, Steve Mululu, at the helm, Dreambody Fitness is about building a healthy lifestyle and strong body. Dreambody Fitness is also about people, real lives and realistic goals. The gym has developed a six-week transformation programme designed specifically for beginners. In six weeks, anyone following the programme will see improvements in cardiovascular fitness, strength and energy. If the program works, you get your money back. “We believe in people and community and relationships,” says Steve Mululu, co-founder of Dreambody Fitness. “We know every one of our members, we spend time with them and we help them to achieve realistic fitness goals. From the moment someone walks in the door they know that they are somewhere that doesn’t judge them by their weight or shape. Here, we welcome people who want to make a change without feeling like they are miles behind everyone else.” This philosophy has paid off. Dreambody Fitness has garnered a reputation for making people feel welcome and inspired and has expanded from its original location at The Core in Sunninghil to Woodlands in Woodmead. Both gyms have hands-on trainers that help members to do exercises corrently and select the best possible training programmes for their fitness goals. These trainers not only work closely with members but are part of the gym membership cost. “Every Wednesday I host a Nutrition Workshop where I give in-depth insight into why certain foods are unhealthy and how to identify the right foods to eat,” says Mululu. “I don’t like the lies sold by the fitness industry and nobody should be made to feel that they are less or that they can’t just because they don’t have a certain body type or shape. I want people to really feel that fitness . . .
Bonnyin was founded in 2005 originally as a professional wedding dresses online shop in South Africa. Today, we also offers the perfect dresses for all occasions! Whether it is a formal evening dress, or a playful cocktail dress, are tailor-made for you. At Bonnyin, we offer a wide range of affordable wedding dresses available in diverse styles, including vintage, classic, elegant, modern, and bold. We also offer wedding accessories, including wedding shawls, wedding gloves, wedding petticoats, wedding headpieces, wedding veils etc. In addition to the wedding dresses, we have more than 3,000+ gorgeous special occasions dresses and wedding party dresses, such as prom dresses, party dresses, evening dresses, cocktail dresses, formal dresses, graduation dresses, matric dresses, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses and mother of the bride dresses. All of this dresses, Style includes long, short, mermaid, two pieces, sexy, from high to low, a-line, princess and ball gown; Fabric includes chiffon, satin, taffeta, tulle, lace, organza and net; Neckline includes strapless, sweetheart, V-neck, one-shoulder, straps, square, halter, scoop, high neck and bateau, etc. In short, we can make your dreams come true for your special day. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
https://youtu.be/QxOZwWNPTcQ As a leading 2019 diary printing companies, Printing jet have come up with a new brand diary foiling machines as a way to tackle all the problems faced by its A5 or A4 diaries end users of South Africa as well as neighboring countries like Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, Lesotho just to mention a few. Our new diary printing machine has got 12 plates which means it prints out 12 diaries in 2 minutes 30 seconds. As diary printing, we observed and got an understanding of how boring it is as a customer to have your order being delivered in 7 working days thus the main reason for buying an automatic machine which is fast for our customers. Basically the availability of our new diary printing machines solve these problems: .late delivery .refunding the client due to late delivery .poor quality diaries .poor foiling, embossing or laminating .no need for manual it consumes a lot of time. From: Christian Sikwoli CLICK HERE to submit a Video Press Release to MyPR. . . .
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 . . .