Photo: The journey of Kahns Jewellers started in 1980’s in Rondebosch in the hands of two brothers. Later, the company moved to Table View and continued to flourish. The speciality of Kahns Jewellers lies in manufacturing of unique jewellery pieces loved by everyone. Earrings: On the official website of Kahns Jewellers you will find images of beautiful, simple and magnificent rings displayed. Different styles of earrings like hoop, dangler, drop, tear-drop, semi-hoop and studs all manufactured by the jewellery design company. Armwear: Charm bracelets, slap bracelets, cuff bracelets, beaded bracelets, link bracelets, multi-strand bracelets. All this you will find at Kahns Jewellers. You can add a charm to your silver or gold chain bracelet to give a personal touch to the piece. Cuff bracelets are another style you can try with different outfits. Neckwear: Pendants of different designs and styles are available at Kahns Jewellers and they are usually made from white gold, rose gold or yellow gold. Platinum and silver are also popular at the store. You can choose from hamsa sepia pendant, heart pendant, angel wing pendant, butterfly pendant, star pendant and many others at Kahns Jewellers. Rings: The portfolio of Kahns Jewellers also contains several beautiful and unique designed rings that will capture your imagination. Now, you can choose a wedding ring, love bands or a ring for all occasions from Kahns Jewellers from anywhere provided you have an internet connection. Sapphire and diamond rings, onyx rings as well as Mokume Gane rings are wildly popular at the jewellery designing and manufacturing company. Mokume Range: The Mokume Gane range at Kahns Jewellers will simply fascinate you. All the Mokume Gane rings are unique in design and are quite affordable. Silver/gold and copper alloy, and even palladium are the main constituents of these types of rings. Gold Range: You can change your appearance by simply wearing a simple yet elegant gold chain . . .
The Deputy Director-General for Special Economic Zones and Economic Transformation at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Sipho Zikode says programmes such as the Workplace Challenge Proogramme can be utilised to tackle the 4th Industrial Revolution in preventing manual job losses. Zikode was addressing stakeholders during Workplace Challenge Programme 20-year celebrations hosted at one of the companies that implemented the programme, Natpro Spicenet in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. The Workplace Challenge Programme is a two-year programme implemented amongst South African companies operating in the manufacturing sector to improve their productivity and competitiveness with the aim of ensuring the sustainability of jobs. Zikode says “The Workplace Challenge Programme be utilised to assist newly established Black Industrialists beneficiaries to expand their businesses and also to assist in their production processes, and to improve their manufacturing competitiveness. The co-owner of Natpro Spicenet, Ms Tracy Shipman said with more than thirty-years in the business they are proud to be able celebrate the outcome of the programme at their factory. Shipman says Natpro started out as a dry fruit manufacturer and have expended into their own branded retail stores known as Amaphelephele. She says the valuable experience they have gained with the Workplace Challenge Programme has really provided them with the opportunity to fully understand their product and as well as their customer needs. The Workplace Challenge Programme is a programme of the dti and is managed by Productivity SA. Over the past three financial years a total of 1 797 companies ranging from small to large corporates participated in the Workplace Challenge Programme and over 143 429 jobs were sustained. The Chief Executive Officer of Productivity SA says the” Workplace Challenge Programme is fundamental for economic growth on the continent”. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to . . .
A new attraction has popped up in Elgin in the Western Cape and it’s drawing in the crowds – by road and rail. The Elgin Railway Market opened on 16 June 2018. It’s the brainchild of businessman Roger Orpen, who converted the old apple warehouse into a bustling steampunk station market boasting local vendors, live music and a gateway to the beautiful Overberg town. Inspired by the barn’s railway-side setting, Orpen took his creative cues from the invention of steam and the industrial age, milestones accompanied by the rapid development of rail networks across the world. Creating a beautiful space where art deco meets Victorian, the Market is unlike any other in South Africa. Sweeping staircases, detailed metal archways, light fittings and wall sconces, raw brick and stone, black metal framed panes and a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-style fan system of belts and pulleys result in a collective double take as visitors unsuspectingly enter the space. Says Orpen, “I moved to Elgin a couple of years ago and I started to reimagine this intriguing old barn. It was far from easy to buy the building and unbundle the red tape, but I felt sure there was something special in store.” Working with designer Corban Warrington, Orpen eventually set up his own workshop to complete all the fittings and décor elements that brought the project to life. Only local artisans worked in the studio and Orpen is committed to using local suppliers wherever possible. The next step in Orpen’s plan was to bring a steam train to the Market, which he now does a few times a month in partnership with the Ceres Rail Company. The whistle and steam of the arriving train is a must-see for children (and adults) and a bucket list experience for the passengers who sign up to take the ride. Visitors to the market can greet the train on the station platform or view its arrival from the Market’s leisure deck overlooking the railway. Once in the venue, market visitors can choose from food . . .
South Africa’s success with the collection and recycling of post-consumer polystyrene continues to grow thanks to the combined effort of collectors and recyclers around the country. Despite its label of being “difficult to recycle plastic”, polystyrene recycling figures have continued to grow over the past eight years. “The applications and uses for recycled polystyrene continue to grow in South Africa thanks to the unique combination of little bit of innovation, a lot of hard work and the can-do attitude of entrepreneurs who see possibility and opportunity in the unlikeliest of places,” confirms Adri Spangenberg, Chief Executive Officer of the Polystyrene Association of South Africa. Last year alone, more than 5 000 tons of polystyrene were diverted from landfill and recycled into other products such as seedling trays, retail coat hangers, cutlery, furniture components and picture frames. South Africa currently has 27 recyclers on record who convert recyclable high impact and expanded polystyrene into raw materials or cement blends. According to Adri, the biggest and fastest growing end-market for recycled polystyrene in South Africa continues to be the lightweight concrete bricks, owing to the fact that this application can use white, black and coloured food trays or take-away containers. Given the fact that polystyrene is 96 % air and only 4 % product, 5 000 tons of product is an impressive amount of material that was collected and recycled from households and businesses around the country. However, the light weight of the material that makes it the packaging material with the smallest carbon footprint, also causes logistical headaches for collectors who have to transport the material. “We are currently working with role-players of the entire polystyrene value chain on finding sustainable solutions to the problem of effectively moving air. By installing mobile balers and the ingot machine at some of our bigger collectors and recyclers, the volume of . . .
All roads will lead to Kirkwood this weekend when the annual SPAR Kirkwood Wildsfees takes place in the Eastern Cape town, ending on Sunday. From Friday's high-quality game auction to a wonderful line-up of entertainers and hundreds of stalls, there will be something for everybody over the three days. The festival's theme for this year is "Born to be Wild" and more than 30 of South Africa's top musicians and local artists will provide festival-goers with an opportunity to forget any worries and to enjoy a weekend in the country. "The SPAR Kirkwood Wildsfees has a very special flavour," says SPAR Eastern Cape sponsorship and events manager Alan Stapleton. "This is a fantastic opportunity for families and friends to enjoy fellowship at the festival and to see the entrepreneurial passion and commitment of the stall-holders." There will be music to cater for all tastes. Fatman and Caroline Grace will set the scene on Friday and artists such as Blackie Swart, Jan Bloukaas, Michael Lindt and Tussen Sterre will entertain festival-goers on Saturday. Sunday's line-up includes favourites such as Laurika Rauch, Adam Tas and Koos Kombuis. A local group, Die Baaienaars, will also be on the Adventure Province stage on Sunday. For the young and those who revel in a festive theme, Father Christmas and his elves will be making a special trip to the festival. There will be a Santa's Secret Winter Workshop for kids, Wild West pony rides, pedal go-karts and paintball fun as cartoon characters come alive for the children. The game auction on Friday will cover a wide range of prize animals, including zebra from the Mountain Zebra National Park, and buffalo. More than 350 stall-holders will cater for all tastes. And it's not just about feeding the inner man or discovering what it's like to eat a sheep's head. There will be a large variety of lifestyle choices. Incidentally, a sheep's head is a traditional dish in countries such as Iceland, where one . . .
In 2017, Grey turned 100 years young. The key to Grey’s staying power? It's culture of innovation. Grey was recently listed by Fast Company as one of the “50 Most Innovative Companies”. As one of the world’s most progressive and pioneering creative companies, Grey realised it had to continue to think differently to thrive in a modern, rapidly evolving world where disruption is the order of the day. This meant that our 100-year-old start-up would have to take its OPEN culture to a new level and begin collaborating with other like-minded start-up businesses in many different fields of new technology and innovation. And so, Grey Adventures was born. Grey Adventures is a start-up incubator and leading collective of emerging tech experts in the creative industry. It was created from the belief that some of the most rewarding opportunities for brands happen at the intersection of business, popular culture and tech innovation. And since Grey’s purpose is to be the world leader in applying creativity to solve business problems, we believed Grey Adventures would help Grey: • Remain a truly modern creative agency that dares to be bold in our quest to help brands stay relevant to their customers. • Open up opportunities for our employees to learn and elevate their expertise in areas that are crucial for their client interaction as well as our competitiveness. • Create our own innovation practice to advise clients on brand/ business transformation, data, innovation and experience design etc. • Develop Famously Effective solutions with deep experts in emerging technologies. The Grey Adventures start-up incubator is built on the essence of value exchange where all parties benefit. We invite start-ups with complementary skills from fields like data, insights, CX, media, creative tech, prototyping & production, ad tech, AR/VR/360 content, experiential and e-commerce to join our innovation space. Clients are encouraged to participate via live briefs, . . .
The 41 in Camps Bay is offering Jazz on the Bay once a month through winter, giving guests a reason to celebrate in style whilst sipping on Accolade's finest wines, enjoying a beachfront cuisine second to none. Guests will be serenaded by the sounds of Dan Shout on the 12th of July, followed by Amy Campbell and her band on the 16th of August. Master cuisine extraordinaire, Chef Aristotle, and international hospitality tycoon, Gilles Blanc, together present a winter set menu of five courses made with fresh local ingredients, paired perfectly with Mud House wine, cultivated in the cool climatic region of South Island, New Zealand. The unique soils and landscape brings intensity and precision of flavour. Flagstone Wines, another cultivator featured in the Jazz on the Bay series, are produced under the philosophy of ‘while vines need to be pruned, ideas must be left to grow wild’. Live Jazz performances by local jazz artists will set the evening’s ambience. Enjoy a glass of Da Lucca Prosecco upon arrival. Guests will then be served Tuna Tartare, Lavash Bread with Herb Aioli paired with a glass of Free Run Sauvignon Blanc to welcome the palate, followed by the Butternut, Coriander and Coconut Soup paired with the Two Roads Chardonnay followed by the Calamari, Pesto and Potato nest paired smashingly with the Treaty Tree Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon blend and the Ostrich Ragu Thai Curry served with Beetroot Chips accompanied by the Mud House Pinot Noir. Finally wrapping up the evening with a decadent indulgence of Aphrodisiac Crème Brulee served with the new Bees Knees Sauvignon Blanc. A fruitful amass of flavour celebrations for the discerning diner, this jazzy event on the Bay offers locals a reason to dress up and get out of the house. Bookings in advance are essential and can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Only the set menu will be available at the Jazz on the Bay monthly event evenings. For more information please visit the event page on . . .
University of Johannesburg's Kristen Paton has been pinching herself as her hockey career continues to progress. Paton, who played in the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, has now been included in the South African team to play in the World Cup tournament that starts in London on July 21. "I have to keep reminding myself that everything that happened this year was actually real," said the 21-year-old chiropractic student. "Less than a year ago I wasn't even considered as part of the national team. To have a Commonwealth Games and soon a World Cup behind my name just eight months down the line is an incredible feeling." Despite receiving the vote of confidence from the national selectors, she said she never felt sure of being selected. "There are always nerves. Every time a team is announced, it's a massive relief when you do get the call." Paton said she had learned a great deal from the Commonwealth Games in Australia where she experienced a range of emotions, from nerve-racking to sheer excitement, when she competed against some of the world's top players. "I loved being able to measure myself against some of the best players in the world. "It's easy to be a critic from your couch but when you physically play against top players, you quickly realise how difficult international hockey is," she said this week. "It was a massive learning curve for me and I realised just how much more work I had to do to be able to compete. "You need to adapt and you need to do it quickly, otherwise teams will punish you. That was a great challenge for us." International hockey required of players to be effective on attack, she added. "You don't necessarily need most of the possession, but you must be able to convert your opportunities and apply scoreboard pressure. "You can only defend for so long before you concede goals, so you must be able to shift the momentum. Learning to deal with pressure, both mental and physical, is also a major . . .
This year’s fundraising drive, the Serendipity Travel ABH Chatsworth Fair, is taking it up a notch with an exclusive gala dinner featuring special performances by international Bollywood stars Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Amit Kumar – a first-ever for Durban. This glamorous social event, which will be raising funds for NPO, the Aryan Benevolent Home (ABH), will be taking place at Durban City Hall on Friday, 27 July. “We are thrilled to have two renowned artists of international standing visiting our shores to put on a magnificent concert as part of the Serendipity Travel ABH Chatsworth Fair,” said Jay Marrie, Fundraising/Donor Relations for ABH. “This is going to a be a truly memorable evening of fine dining and fantastic musical performances, all in support of the ABH. We encourage fans of Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Amit Kumar – and any admirers of quality entertainment - to take advantage of this unique experience by booking tickets early before they’re all sold out!” Both stars have impressive careers spanning a few decades. Famed musician, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, is a winner of the Filmfare Award and Screen Award for his song 'Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon' in ‘Yes Boss’. He also won the MTV ASIA Award in 2004 and has gone on to perform in many big-title films alongside top composers. However, Bhattacharya didn’t start out in music. In 1981 the Bengali-born star went to Mumbai to study Chartered Accountancy but eventually followed his heart into a career in music. He got his break when RD Burman called him to sing in Dev Anand’s son’s debut film alongside Kishore Kumar. This recognition propelled him into many movie roles, singing hit songs from Baaghi of Anand-Milind, including 'Ek chanchal shokh hasina', 'Chandni raat hai' and 'Har kasam se badi hai'. His name is now synonymous with the Bollywood music world, having performed in many films such as ‘Baaghi’, ‘Sadak’, ‘Khiladi’, ‘Raja Babu’, ‘Yeh Dillagi’, ‘Baadshah’, ‘Josh and Dhadkan’, and many more. He has . . .
A period of intensive preparation should ensure that a youthful SPAR Madibaz netball team are ready to show their potential in the University Sport South Africa tournament in Bloemfontein next week. The SPAR Nelson Mandela University squad for the event, to be held from Monday to Friday, includes six first-year students. Coach Lana Krige said this week three of their senior players were injured and a fourth had graduated and was ineligible for the USSA week. Nevertheless, she was buoyant at the young talent in the team. "The loss of those exceptional and experienced players has left a gap, but I'm excited about the first-years who have been working extremely hard," said Krige. "They have all gone the extra mile to fill big boots and I am looking forward to seeing the result of their dedication. "We need one player to stand up and say ‘I am the bar'. I cannot wait to see who it will be." They had done all they could to ensure they were as well prepared as possible, she added. "We were lucky this year to acquire the services of Stephen Aylsworth and Lee Pote to help with the conditioning of the players. "André Goosen was tasked with ensuring that our injuries were limited and that the players returned to action in the shortest possible time." Krige said their main goal was to finish in the top six. "USSA is a great platform to test the waters for the Varsity Netball competition later in the year." She identified UP-Tuks, Free State and North-West Pukke as the danger teams, but said anything could happen. "Those varsities all had either full teams or strong representation in the Brutal Fruit league and did extremely well. "But this is a new competition and, on the day, if the shots fall, it can be anybody's game. That is sport." Madibaz Sport netball manager Melinda Goosen said tournaments such as USSA had strong significance for the sport at Nelson Mandela University. "With netball being the biggest women's sport in the . . .