The Creative Counsel’s joint CEOs Gil Oved and Ran Neu-Ner have won the Absa Unlisted Company Award for 2013. The award is given to a person/s in a senior leadership position in an unlisted company who has achieved significant success worthy of recognition. The Jewish Achievers Awards honor members of the Jewish community who have excelled in business, entrepreneurship as well as in a number of additional categories.They won the award jointly with Ray Levin of Kia Motors SA. About The Creative Counsel The Creative Counsel is a group of companies interrelated in providing holistic sales and marketing solutions. TCC provides services that cover the full value chain of sales and marketing from field marketing and merchandising through to creative, strategy and design, activation execution, digital social media, main market insights and access; and all the way through to large-scale eventing and conferencing. More Info link:: Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Tambu Jonhera from Headlines . Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One For high res version/s of these One image/s please contact: Headlines Images: Caption: From left to right: Craig Bond (Barclays Africa Chief Executive), Gil Oved (joint CEO The Creative Counsel), Ran Neu-Ner (joint CEO The Creative Counsel) and David Frankel a past winner who spoke to the award. Photographer: Jewish Achievers Awards . . .
Historian Catherine Burns will pursue a dialogue between indigenous health cultures and biomedicine as part of the Medical Humanities series onThursday 29 August. This public lecture will take place in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, UCT Hiddingh Campus. In The bricolage of health and healing in South Africa; Burns will explore the absence of an institutionalised, interdisciplinary relationship between the humanities and medicine, in light of the layered and heavily politicised history of South African Health systems throughout the 20th Century – a legacy which continues in various forms in the present. Drawing on the case study of an indigenous healer who sought a complex and sustained dialogue with biomedicine; this lecture will employ literary analysis, archival research, anthropology and political history in its discussion of South Africa as a unique and fertile site for the exploration of these dynamics. Given its evolving indigenous health cultures and alternative therapeutic systems, which co-exist with biomedical structures, Burns wi ll argue for South Africa as an emergent tri-continental frontier for the study of Medical Humanities. Catherine Burns is a historian and interdisciplinary researcher educated at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER) as well as at John Hopkins and Northwestern Universities in the USA. Her work focuses on sexuality, reproduction and health in an African context. She has published papers on the history and anthropology of health and traditional medicine; medical midwifery and nursing education; state versus missionary and community-based health services; the politics of sexuality and sexual health, and on cultures and histories of gender formation. Burns is co-convenor of the WITS “Body Knowledge” Conference at WITS in September 2013, an editor for the humanities Journal African Studies, and is on the board of the Adler Museum of Me dical History. She is the Principal Investigator for the Project on Sex . . .
The finalists for the Eco-Logic Awards 2013 have been selected. These awards, hosted by The Enviropaedia, in association with SABC3 identify and give recognition to individuals, organisations, products and services that are making a real and measurable difference in creating a more sustainable world to live in. After a nation-wide call for entries the following finalists have made the grade. Water Conservation Award (sponsored by Rand Water): City of Cape Town Eco Pools Ekurhuleni Municipality Hotel Verde Water Conservation Systems Energy Saving Award (sponsored by SMA Solar Technology South Africa): Hotel Verde National Business Initiative (NBI) Pick n Pay Riso Smart Solar – Coolerado Recycling Award (sponsored by Collect-a-Can): EcoPack Earth Probiotic Green Office Paarl Media REDISA (Recycling and Economic Development Initiative South Africa Biodiversity Award (sponsored by Exxaro): Delheim Wines Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) The JNF Walter Sisulu Environmental Centre SANCCOB Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) Climate Change Award (sponsored by Paarl Media): 50/50 Coca Cola SA Ekurhuleni Municipality Pick n Pay Unilever Municipalities Award (sponsored by Santam): Ekurhuleni Municipality eThekwini Municipality George Municipality Jeffares & Green / City of Cape Town Pinnacle Conservation / Mossel Bay Municipality Youth Award (sponsored by Pick n Pay): Birches Pre-Primary Eco School Bodado Production & Projects City of Cape Town Generation Earth and St. John’s College Uvuyo Trading Eco-Angel Award (sponsored by ACSA): Johnathan Grieve – Avondale Wine Estate Catherine Constantinides – Generation Earth Mary Honeybun – Breadtags for Wheelchairs Margaret Roestorf – SANCCOB Louise Joubert – SanWild Eco-Warrior Award (sponsored by RISO): Jeunesse Park – Food & Trees for Africa Ella Bella – Generation Earth Lorraine Jenks – Hotelstuff/Greenstuff Ray Chaplin – . . .
Boland Cellar impressed recently by receiving eight gold, nine silver and 16 bronze medals at the 2013 SA Young Wine Awards. Boland also walked off with two class winner trophies for their unwooded Chenin Blanc and wooded Petit Verdot, which respectively won the Boeresake and Arnold Graue Trophies. Gold medals were awarded to the wooded and un-wooded Chenin Blanc, the Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/ Cabernet Franc blend, the Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz/Pinotage blend and the Shiraz. The Chenin Blanc (wooded and un-wooded) as well as the Shiraz also won gold in 2012. The SA Young Wine Show is by far South Africa’s largest and oldest competition for young wines and offers winemakers the ultimate opportunity to compare their choices of wine styles and production methods with those of their peers at an early stage. A total of 2 060 wines from the eight wine regions were entered by 135 producers this year. The wines were judged in seventeen different categories. “Our performance over the past couple of years has been very consistent, which is a good indication of the high quality wines produced by Boland Cellar across our range of wines,” says Boland winemaker Bernard Smuts. He further explains that both the Paarl and SA Young Wine shows provide the ideal platform for testing new cultivars, which will ultimately be used in one of Boland Cellar’s popular blends. “We are delighted to see that decades of sourcing ideal micro-climate regions for the production of quality vineyards with unique character, is paying off. It is exciting to apply our knowledge of masterful blending to produce interesting blends and we will definitely use the award-winning Petit Verdot as one of the pillar cultivars in the new Bordeaux blend,” says Smuts. He also applauded the other Paarl vineyards that achieved amazing results winning more than half the gold medals at this year’s SA Young Wine Show. “Paarl is especially well-suited to producing top quality Chenin Blanc grapes and we are . . .
The Windmills Resort in the heart of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands has been nominated for four categories in the annual Bride’s Choice Awards hosted by the African Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA). Last year, the hotel scooped the title of best boutique hotel in these prestigious awards. In this year’s competition, The Windmills has been nominated by satisfied brides as best boutique hotel with less than 30 rooms, for the best in-house wedding planner, best reception venue and best first-night honeymoon destination. The awards are divided into three regions, namely coastal, inland and Cape. According to general manager Andre Schoeman, it is an honour to be nominated in four categories. “The ABIA Bride’s Choice Awards is one of the definitive competitions for companies in the bridal industry. Being accredited with them is an incredible endorsement of the quality of your offering,” Schoeman explains. “Our incredible team at The Windmills has always been committed to providing exceptional service to our brides and to deliver their dream weddings. These nominations are proof that our hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed. The ABIA awards carry huge credibility and are definitely something that brides consider before picking the venue for their weddings, so it is undoubtedly a fantastic opportunity for us,” he adds. ABIA was established in 2008 to control service standards within the wedding industry and currently has over 15 000 accredited suppliers. The competition is based on anonymous ratings by brides, who have been registered by the various service suppliers. Brides then have the opportunity to nominate and vote for their preferred suppliers. The Windmills Resort has been extensively renovated over the past few years. The hotel was completely refurbished and various luxury self-catering lodges have been added to their offering. The venue also offers supremely elegant wedding venues, a wedding chapel on the lake with breath-taking scenic views, . . .
The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has once again awarded the Premier Hotel Edwardian a 3-star grading, recognizing the good standards maintained at this value for money accommodation venue on the KZN South Coast. The Premier Hotel Edwardian is a resort hotel, owned and managed by Premier Hotels and Resorts, and offers a choice of 100 elegantly appointed rooms perfectly suited for both families and business travellers. In their assessment report the TGSA noted how the Premier Hotel Edwardian is managed by a dedicated and committed General Manager and staff, with regular visits from the group’s head office to ensure that their internal standards are maintained. The assessor complemented the well maintained buildings, grounds and gardens of this seaside venue and said that the hotel has a “hands on approach” with “well managed housekeeping policies and procedures in place.” The results of the grading report reflect the hotel’s continuous replacement of linen and other stock items to ensure that the accommodation is kept “up to date”. “We are very proud of the three star grading our hotel has received from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa,” said Brandon Schafli, General Manager of the Premier Hotel Edwardian. “We are a steady competitor in the three star market and continuously strive to meet and exceed guest expectations. Our team is unwavering in our drive to provide guests with the comfort, luxury and guest service they deserve when choosing to stay at the Premier Hotel Edwardian.” Issued by MANGO-OMC on behalf of Premier Hotels and Resorts For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org About Premier Hotels & Resorts: Since 1991 Premier Hotels and Resorts has built a fine reputation offering a range of service-orientated luxury hotels and conference venues carefully situated in the mainstream of regional business and travel destinations in South Africa. Premier Hotels & Resorts is one of South Africa’s growing . . .
The current state and future of the consumer credit industry; technology at the heart of credit management innovation; setting up and managing a winning credit granting and collections strategy; increasing the profit while minimising risk and getting the basics right with a good governance and compliance framework are just some of the major themes that will be highlighted at this year’s event. Attendees will gain valuable face time with key players who have invested time in thoroughly understanding the ins’ and outs’ of the consumer credit industry. In-depth presentations from the expert speaker panel will provide the practical insights, industry know-how and best practices needed to make right business decisions with regard to their consumer credit granting endeavours. Experts who will be addressing the event include; Peter Rafferty, FutureSoft; Shane Slater, Milpark Business School; Carl Knight, Credit Intel; André Tredoux, Nedbank; Adrian Skuy, National Credit Regulator; Arnoud Van Den Bout, Flemix and Associates; Vytas Kisielius, CMC (USA); David Coleman, Experian; Greg Brill, Octagon Business Solutions; Prof Dries de Wet, XDS; Marina Short, Consumer Profile Bureau; Hamish Houston, EMP; Hennie Ferreira, MFSA; Kim Dancey, FinMark Trust; Dr Sabine Strassburg, FinMark Trust, Prof Bernadene De Clercq, UNISA. As an added benefit, this 2 day conference is also infused with networking opportunities and an agenda that appeals to credit professionals from all spectrums of the industry who are not only looking for ways to improve their companies credit management systems and competitiveness, but also improve their all-rounded knowledge of the consumer credit granting industry. To register now and be a part of this informative and insightful conference on consumer credit. Downlaod and complete the registration form attached to the brochure and fax it back to Trade Conferences International on 086 582 2981 or email email@example.com to get more information . . .
SA’s most trusted restaurant guide, the annual Eat Out magazine, today announced the editorial panel for its Eat Out 500. The panel comprises varied industry experts, food journalists and editors across the country. "This is truly a first, a coming together of industry experts and some of SA’s most respected food journalists and food lovers to decide who will be named as part of Eat Out’s top 500 restaurants in the country,” says Anelde Greeff, editor-in-chief for Eat Out. The members of the panel are: Aletta Lintvelt (Food editor, Weg! and Go! Magazine) Alida Ryder (Author, Simply Delicious) Anelde Greeff (Editor-in-chief, Eat Out) Anna Montali (Freelance food editor and writer) Bernadette le Roux (Editor, Condé Nast House and Garden Gourmet) Bianca Coleman (Freelance journalist) Brent Meersman (Food columnist, Mail & Guardian) Bridget McCarney (Managing director, New Media Publishing) Carianne Silwood (Vice-principal, Silwood Cookery School) Cathy Marston (Freelance writer and wine educator) Charlotte Pregnolato (Freelance writer) Coenie Visser (Freelance writer) Colette du Plessis (Freelance writer) Corneil Muller (Operational director, Urban Hotels) Diane de Beer (Journalist, Pretoria News) Erwin Schnitzler (Owner, Mont Rochelle) Graham Howe (Wine and food editor, Habitat) Greg Landman (Freelance writer) Gwynne Conlyn (Freelance food and travel writer) Hennie Fisher (Culinary arts lecturer, University of Pretoria) Herman Lensing (Food editor, Sarie) Horst Frehse (General manager, Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa) Irna van Zyl (Founder and executive director, New Media Publishing) Ishay Govender (Freelance writer and recipe developer) Jacquie Myburgh (Freelance journalist and media consultant) Jane Broughton (Freelance writer) Janine Walker (Freelance food critic and writer) Jeanne Callitz (Deputy editor, My Tyd) John Psillos (Founder and executive director, New Media Publishing) Josef Talotta (Freelance writer) Kate . . .
Women24, South Africa’s biggest female focused website, has gone live with their latest Female Nation Survey. The online and mobile-based survey covers an extensive list of topics and ultimately aims to thoroughly examine how South African women relate to life, love, sex, politics, relationships and finance. Designed for statistical relevance in line with census demographics to show an accurate assessment, Women24 want as many South African women as possible to actively participate. “We really want South African women to tell us who they are and what makes them tick,” says Women24 editor Lili Radloff. “Women are the mothers, wives and hearts of the country and we would like to generate a ‘State of the Nation’ from their perspective.” “Our Female Nation Surveys always reveal fascinating insights and we expect this year’s to uncover how women in South Africa relate to the world, themselves and their communities. Life and circumstances change so quickly in today’s world, so we’ve added questions that are relevant to our current environment and are really looking forward to finding out who, in 2013, our South African women are,” adds Radloff. To complete the survey, visit http://survey.24.com/fns/. There is a R3 000 prize for one of the participants who complete the survey in full. More Info link:: http://survey.24.com/fns/ Twitter: @mango_omc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MANGOOMC YouTube: Author: Genevieve Cutts from MANGO-OMC. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. . . .
A Letter to the Editors in all media: Good Day Mr/Ms. Editor in the South African media, and to all citizens. The multitude of articles about the EFF and Mr Malema on the front pages of the press and on TV, and the willingness of the press to feature Agang, are in direct contrast with the willingness of the media to feature the policies of the Dagga Party of South Africa. I am the founder and leader of IQELA LENTSANGO: The Dagga Party of South Africa, which intends to register nationally for Elections 2014. I, too, have a vision for my country, which I believe is a concrete and positive and considered approach to a future for all citizens. In the interests of media fairness, I must insist on claiming similar front page coverage and TV coverage of the Dagga Party's goals. To date, journalists have only been more interested in how many joints I smoke than in any of the Dagga Party's policies and promises to the electorate. Until the newspapers and the TV media give equal prominence and coverage to the cultural grouping and political party that I lead, I must accuse the media of bias toward the views of Malema and Ramphele, and Zuma and Zille, while others, including myself are silenced and in fact, studiously ignored. These links below feature the information about the Party policies and the truth about Dagga that I have already given to the media (and the State) but so far, editors everywhere just refuse to feature it in any way. I therefore make all this information public for the sake to people's rights to know. Firstly, Here is a link to an introductory brochure from the Dagga Party. http://daggaparty.co.za/download/Brochure%20English%20Generic.doc Here is a link detailing WHY Dagga is illegal and the corporate vested interests that presently benefit from the scientifically unsubstantiated prohibition of Dagga. http://www.daggaparty.co.za/download/Legal_Resources/CannabisVsVestedInterestsFinal.pdf Here is a link to slides of a . . .