Body and Mind is glad to announce the Body and Mind Celebration ! What to expect: As you walk onto the property you will be surrounded by 3 magical food stalls (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available). There will be a table specifically for kids (teaching them how to pot a plant, face painting, playing games etc.) Inside the hall you will find a wide variety of tables selling crystals, yoga equipment, therapists offering treatments (like Reiki, astrology, energy healing, body balance activation, psychic readings, massages etc.), the famous hand printed mehndi, Hindu canvases, Buddha’s and all varieties of ornaments, handmade drums, salt lamps, tie dye clothing, and much, much more. In the middle of the hall there will be a cirle. In this circle there will be a range of demonstrations. These demonstrations include: Belly Dancing, Martial Arts, Karate, NIA dancing, Jiu Jitsu etc. Body and Mind is hosting this Festival to enable people to come together and celebrate health and wellbeing and to educate the public of the wide range of Alternative therapies our beautiful province has to offer. Body and Mind Celebration Festival 25th November 2018 DLI Hall, 5 DLI Avenue, Berea, Durban *** Doors open to the public from 09H00am until 16H00pm *** R25 entrance fee, Children under 12 years FREE CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Shishangeni Lodge by BON Hotels introduces bush walks The 4-star Shishangeni by BON Hotels located on a private concession within the Kruger National Park has added Shishangeni Bush Walks to their list of things to do. This new excursion has been welcomed with much excitement and interest by visitors and guests looking to engage in the ultimate African encounter. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa and is well known for the 'Big Five'. In addition to the Lodge’s early morning and late afternoon game drives with an expert guide, and the more than 500 species of birds the bird watchers can ogle, the bush walks bring guests closer to nature than ever before. Head Ranger, Promise Silinda says, “It’s always a pleasure to introduce guests to walking in the bush for the first time - the animal tracking, spotting and approach is so beautiful that the feeling is beyond any explanation, but witnessing their awe and wonder is something to behold.” The walk at sunrise is most popular, ending in a bush breakfast under the rising sun and, if that is too early for you, then an afternoon walk is also a must with a light snack break provided on the way. With safety being paramount, two highly trained armed guides positioned ahead and behind lead the groups in single file formation, an arm-distance apart from each. A de-briefing is given before setting out and guests are advised to wear comfortable shoes, long pants, neutral colours and no shiny jewellery. Talking is not recommended and most importantly they are cautioned not to shout! Salinda advises, “To stop the group you must use natural sounds like a low whistle or tap lightly against your hip, softly clap your hands or snap your fingers.” So if you suddenly spot something, stand on something or need a call with nature, best to remember that sage counsel. General Manager Siyanda Zindela says that they are striving to create the optimum balance . . .
Tune into ETV’s morning show in collaboration with Printing SA who are showcasing the importance of the printing and packaging industry in a humorous yet real life setting. Without the printing industry printing things like books and study materials, reading, studying and the advancement of education could be hard. Very hard! Just imagine being in class where you are asked to turn to page 12 and the page is blank, and not only that page but the entire text book. So what happens now? For the vast majority of South Africa’s younger generation, books will remain the pathway to learning. Data is expensive and, particularly in rural areas, access to the internet is extremely limited and unreliable. Catch Tino Chinyani lecturing a group of “befuddled students” on Tuesday, August 21 between 6am – 9am. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Newly released data ranks the most in demand domestic and international flight routes which originated at several ACSA Airports including: O.R. Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport, King Shaka International Airport and more. The rankings are based on an analysis of more than 800 000 individual trips booked on Travelstart.co.za since the start of 2017. Top 5 International Destinations 2018 Harare (Zimbabwe) London (UK) Windhoek (Namibia) Mauritius New York City (U.S.A.) For the first time, Harare tops the list of most popular international destinations for flights originating in South Africa in 2018. While the top spots were always held by London (2014 and 2017) and Windhoek (2015 and 2016), Harare’s breakout growth this year may be a result of the changing political climate in Zimbabwe. London remains an important tourism and business air route for South Africans and has seen increased capacity with British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and SAA offering direct flights between Heathrow Airport and South Africa. From October 2018, BA will launch direct flights between Durban and London marking the first time three of South Africa’s largest airports are served with non-stop connections to Heathrow at the same time. Despite being a long-haul destination (16 hours one way from Johannesburg), New York City has become a top five contender for the first time in 2018 moving past Dubai which is operated by Emirates direct from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban daily. Top 5 Domestic Destinations 2018 Cape Town Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo Airport) Durban Johannesburg (Lanseria Airport) Port Elizabeth Since 2014, there has been little movement in the domestic category with Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban maintaining their first, second and third place rankings respectively for the past 4 years. In 2017, George Airport (GRJ) exited the top 10 domestic destinations list after appearing consecutively in 2015 . . .
It is estimated that each year, 8 million tonnes of litter end up in the environment - causing a serious threat to people, wildlife, soil, water and air. The World Cleanup Day is a call to action for the public, decision makers and all citizens alike, to take real action in solving the waste problem. For the past 22 years, Plastics|SA has been partnering with Ocean Conservancy by coordinating South Africa’s involvement in the annual International Coastal Cleanup Day. This annual event takes place on the third Saturday in September and sees thousands of volunteers each year collecting and removing litter from our waterways as part of Cleanup & Recycle SA week. This year, the week will take place from 10-15 September 2018 - culminating in the first World Cleanup Day on Saturday, 15 September 2018. “This is the biggest positive civic action the world has seen, and we are fortunate to be part of this global movement that hopes to inspire change in human behaviour,” says Douw Steyn, Sustainability Director of Plastics|SA. Plastics|SA’s commitment to reducing packaging waste Packaging waste continues to be one of the biggest culprits when it comes to pollution of our water sources and marine environment. However, as one of the first signatories of the Marine Debris Declaration, whereby 74 plastics associations from around the world have committed themselves to fight marine litter in 2011, Plastics|SA actively supports projects in six key areas aimed at contributing to sustainable solutions, namely education, research, public policy, sharing best practices, plastics recycling/recovery, and plastic pellet containment. “We have managed to get other packaging streams and retailers to support our efforts and recycling initiatives, such as our beach clean-ups, Operation Clean Sweep, sponsoring litter booms and the Aqua Amazing schools’ education programme. Last year alone, we donated 350 000 yellow refuse bags that were used for clean-ups around the country . . .
Across the world, businesses are using digital technologies like IoT and AR to improve knowledge and skill levels of their employees. In this article, Barry Elliott, Managing Director of Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa, considers the wider potential application for skilling people beyond the immediate environments of organisations… Digital technology is having an immense impact in the operating, maintenance and training environments of industrial companies around the world, allowing them to more adequately acquaint and prepare workers to real-life job situations via an increased capacity to deliver more experiential learning environments. Rockwell Automation is among the industrial automation companies developing augmented reality (AR) technologies simulating machine and plant environments. And with our recent announcement of a $1 billion equity stake in PTC enabling the integration of AR into platforms such as FactoryTalk Analytics and MES software, we’re bringing even more analytical and diagnostic intelligence into manufacturing and plant management applications. As technology allows us to emulate the day-to-day experiences of a given job’s requirements with greater richness and accuracy, we’re able to improve the safety, knowledge and efficiency of our workforce in the environments we operate in. Yet digital technologies such as PTC’s are also positively impacting environments far beyond the more specialist context of industrial automation: the company’s ThingWorx® IoT and Vuforia® AR platforms are used by KTM and Caterpillar to improve knowledge and skills transfer to less experienced mechanics and introduce greater consistency and centralisation in the service methodology of their vehicles and equipment. Delivering real-time visual instructions for service procedures superimposed on the physical product via PTC software is helping these technicians quickly and safely locate and access a mechanical fault and perform complete diagnostic . . .
New York, NY, August 17, 2018 -- Inc. magazine today revealed that iDealFurniture/KozyFurniture is No. 1963 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment - its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. “We are honored to have been selected by INC and ranked in their 5000 Fastest Growing Companies” stated CEO, John Bellave. “As a company, we’ve surrounded ourselves with quality talented people that complements our business and has allowed us to experience tremendous growth.” Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. “If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.” The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17 to 19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business . . .
Simply Panache, in Granada Square, has just turned one and as a birthday gift to all, has decided to celebrate for the entire month of August! So come and take advantage of their amazing special offers and giveaways. Whether a new client or an existing one, pamper yourself with treatments to the value of R500 or more and your name will be entered into a lucky draw to win one of two exciting hampers filled with decadent foods, Wella and Moroccan Oil hair treatment products, and more. The celebration doesn’t stop there… Buy a Wella or Moroccan Oil product and you also qualify to pop a balloon and stand a chance to win a prize. The cherry on the birthday cake… Purchase any two Moroccan Oil products and you get to take home a beach bag, travel sized styling aid/mask, as well as an oil treatment. There are so many prizes to win, book your appointment today on 031-536 2080 and be sure not to miss out! CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
South Africa’s longest-running national ICT in education awards are imminent and ten finalists from an outstanding crop of educators have been selected by the judges. The finalists will soon be on their way to the ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Awards that are scheduled to take place as part of the annual iWeek Internet industry conference and exhibition. This year’s iWeek event is taking place in Cape Town - earlier that usual - from 20 August to 24 August 2018. The ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Awards are a highlight of both iWeek and the country’s ICT in education advocacy calendar and see the ten educators selected as finalists competing for the titles of ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year, ISPA TechTeacher of the Year and ISPA MobileTechTeacher at a gala dinner that will conclude iWeek held this year at the Westin Hotel. The names of the ten finalists, in no particular order, are: Leanne Bishop of Grantleigh College, Mabore Lekalakala of Mapudithomo Primary School, Matthew Hains of Saheti School, Fiona Beal of The Rock Academy, Matema Jacobeth Malatji of Diopong Primary School, Peggy Jona of Bakuba Primary School, Dimakatso Sefora of Saron Primary School, Khatija Osman of Durban Girls’ College, Nombuso Precious Thobela of Vulamasango Primary School, and Cyril Nkosana Nkabinde of Zonkizizwe Secondary School. The competition is managed by the Digital Education Institute (DEI), a non-profit educational organisation. The 2018 ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year competition gives educators an opportunity to showcase their skills in using Information Communication Technologies (ICT) to improve the educational environment in their classrooms, schools or communities. According to Project Manager, Milford Malunga of DEI, “The required projects submitted by the ten ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year finalists reflect the growing influence and importance of the wider digital environment. The impact of our digital world can clearly be seen in the improving quality and scope . . .
PRETORIA – 16 AUGUST 2018 – Hennie de Klerk, South Africa’s DAKAR 2018 Rookie Award champion, has confirmed that he will be competing in the gruelling DAKAR 2019, taking place from 6 – 17 January 2019 in Peru. De Klerk commented, “We didn’t think the DAKAR sand bug would bite us again, but we are excited to announce that we have committed to enter DAKAR 2019, and have started preparations in all earnest. The DAKAR 2019 will span over 5,000 kilometers and will consist of ten stages – seven which are sand and dunes. As dunes are the toughest and most challenging part of the DAKAR, it is also my favourite part, and we will be travelling to Namibia six times to practice in the sand as the Namibian desert offers very similar conditions.” He continues, “During DAKAR 2018 our strategy was to race at 80% of our capacity, as our goal was simply just to finish. It was our dream to finish in the Top 30 and so we were absolutely ecstatic to end 28th overall. For DAKAR 2019 we will aim first and foremost to complete the race, and then our objective is to improve on the 2018 results, and finish in the Top 20.” Key facts: • Hennie is a motorsport fanatic and has 5 years experience off-road racing • Winner of DAKAR 2018 Rookie Award (total of 32 Rookies entered) • 2018 marks Hennie’s 1st participation in the DAKAR as South Africa’s only privateer • Hennie is the first South African ever to win the DAKAR Rookie Award • During DAKAR 2018, Hennie started in position number 54 – a noticeable accomplishment considering it was his 1st DAKAR and he therefore didn’t have an international seeding Follow Hennie’s progress on Facebook. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .