Pretoria, South Africa – 19 November 2018 – Across the globe, today marks World Toilet Day – an official United Nations international observance day to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Worldwide, it is estimated that 4.5 billion people live without safely managed sanitation. This is according to UN-Water, who is driving the international campaign. The organisation further states that access to a safe functioning toilet has a positive impact on public health, human dignity, and personal safety, and goes on to explain that there are nowhere near enough safe toilets in the world. World Toilet Day was set up to encourage people to think about the issues in a new way. Lemon Trees is proud to be doing their bit to help. Pieter Jamneck, Managing Director at Lemon Trees, commented, “We recognise that people want to have clean sanitation facilities that do not have a bad smell, and are serviced and cleaned regularly. We are extremely proud of our biggest selling point – regular service intervals of each toilet and unit that happen on time and without fail. We do not skip or skimp on these services and that is why our customers keep coming back to us.” Environmentally friendly Cleaning and servicing toilets and portable sanitation units cannot be done without the use of chemicals, but Lemon Trees pride themselves on using chemicals that are biodegradable and are not harmful to people or the environment. The company uses products that are completely free of formaldehyde and can give customers peace of mind that the sanitation services do not cause harm to the environment. Mr Jamneck explains, “The chemicals that we use are not the cheapest on the market, but they do not contain carcinogenic substances that are usually found in the products used elsewhere in the portable sanitation industry. Although there are no set of standards to govern the industry here in South Africa, Lemon Trees support International standards. We are proud members of the . . .
Rental landscape in South Africa is tricky. It’s even more complex when it comes to individual locations like Cape Town. However, there’s no need to worry. We have compiled an overview of rental trends in Cape Town in 2018 so that you can make an informed decision regarding renting a place: Key Findings When you consider all the rentals, the rent hovers around R 15000. Of all the ads, 28.3% are for furnished apartments. In terms of average rent for furnished vs. unfurnished apartments, there is hardly a difference of R 1000 for 1 bedroom apartments but there is a difference of R 7000 when it comes to 3 bedroom apartments. The average rent for the pet-friendly apartment is around R 1000 more compared to not-so-pet-friendly apartments. Originally published on: https://medium.com/rentuncle/all-you-need-to-know-about-cape-town-rental-property-trends-2018-9bb2981437e9 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Score GT - the new great tasting sugar free game changer Double your power with Score GT – the new sugar free sensation that’s big on taste and packs an explosive guarana surge. Hitting the shelves this summer, Score GT brings the heat, minus the sugar. With the same great taste as the popular Original Score Energy Drink, a heaIthy dose of B vitamins and a double shot of guarana, you can now score guilt free. This thirst quenching game changer is free of taurine leaving you with the same sublime aftertaste that keeps Score fans coming back for more. Score GT is available in mega 500ml cans in leading outlets selling at around R10. Check out www.drinkscore.co.za for more information and keep in touch by joining the Score community on www.facebook.com/DrinkScore and follow @drinkscore on Twitter and Instagram. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The definitive list of the best restaurants in South Africa was announced at the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards on Sunday, 18 November at GrandWest in Cape Town. The country’s top restaurants and the shining stars of South Africa’s restaurant industry were celebrated in a lavish extravaganza of gourmet food, drinks and entertainment for over 700 guests. The countdown from 20 to 11 listed the names to watch, before the much-anticipated Top 10 restaurants were revealed. For the first time since 2012, there’s a new number one. The Restaurant at Waterkloof was confirmed in the top position when it was awarded the Restaurant of the Year title. It moved two places up from number three in the Top 10 last year. Said triumphant chef Gregory Czarnecki: “We cook for pleasure and we cook to fulfil our passion and to get recognised for it is an amazing feeling. I am truly proud of the team and what they were able to achieve. It’s just incredible.” The 2018 Eat Out S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Chef of the Year is Kobus van der Merwe of Wolfgat. No stranger to these awards, Kobus was named the 2014 Eat Out Nederburg Rising Star and was chosen as a champion by the other nominated chefs to win the 2017 Eat Out Graham Beck Chefs’ Chef Award. The Eat Out Diners Club Service Excellence Award went to The Test Kitchen. Moses Magwaza, sommelier at Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient was named winner of the Eat Out Wine Service Award for the second year running. Newcomer Saint was recognised with the Eat Out VISI Style Award, while Janse & Co was the recipient of the Eat Out Retail Capital New Restaurant of the Year Award. Germain Lehodey received the Eat Out John Psillos Award for Outstanding Contribution to Service. The winning restaurants were determined by the scores of a panel of anonymous judges, convened by Margot Janse, who dined around the country unannounced. Although the winners have been announced, the panel will remain anonymous. This allows . . .
Sister restaurants La Colombe and La Petite Colombe both excelled at last night’s Eat Out Awards, cementing their place in the South African fine dining landscape by being awarded third and fifth place respectively. Says Executive Chef of La Colombe, James Gaag, “I am incredibly proud of my team and what we have achieved. I work with an amazing group of people and I feel all of our success is largely due to the hard work and passion each and every one of them put in every day.” Rising from seventh place last year, to third this year, La Colombe was placed in the top tier of these prestigious awards, behind only The Test Kitchen and The Restaurant at Waterkloof. In the judge’s feedback, they described their meal at La Colombe as “beautiful, quirky, clever. Sublime simple dishes; superb cooking.” It has been a particularly busy year for the La Colombe team, with the restaurant recently reopening after a major revamp, and James Gaag now in the position of Executive Chef, bringing with him a philosophy of balanced flavours and delicious, uncomplicated food. Not celebrating alone, La Petite Colombe is now an award-winning restaurant in its own right, having won the Eat Out Retail Capital New Restaurant of the Year in 2017, and debuting in the Top 10 this year, clinching fifth place. Described by the judges as “an absolutely delightful meal, cooked with such delicacy”, there was much celebration from the extended La Colombe team - comprising La Colombe, La Petite Colombe, Foxcroft and Protege - at GrandWest’s Grand Arena last night. Says John Norris-Rogers, Executive Chef at La Petite Colombe, “To go from new restaurant last year to number five this year - we’re just incredibly grateful and privileged to be here. It all goes to my team and everyone behind the brand. We couldn’t be happier with the work we’ve put in this year.’’ It was then only fitting that the evening’s final course featured the skills and talents of the greater La Colombe team, who . . .
Author Q Allen has released book two of the End Timers Series: Umbra Ortum. The story continues from book one, The End Timers. Main character Tamara Umbra has been training for the arrival of the doomsday all her life. But when she is accidentally locked inside The End Timers luxury fallout shelter, things don’t seem to work out in her favor. Everything changes when she starts hearing an unknown voice in her head. At first, she blames the voice on her lack of medication, but, in time she starts to believe the things that the voice is telling her. The only solution was escaping. An engaging book about the power of believing in yourself and the strength it takes to admit the truth, the second volume of “The End Timers” promises to all its readers to be more exciting and daring than the first one. Author Q. Allen continues his quest alongside his hero who must now face the real threat and find the voice that has been whispering about the dark conspiracy of Slither Eye and the Unseen Man. With the help of an unexpected friend, she must uncover these dark secretes, all while the police and a mysterious agent from a secret society are following their every step. Don’t miss the second volume of “The End Timers” saga and find out if Tamara Umbra reveals all the dark world’s secrets. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Polish team of Piotr Brzozka and Mariusz Kozak made the most of their trip to South Africa when they finished top of the podium in the Sanlam Investments MTB Invitational in the Western Cape today. The fifth edition of the two-stage mountain-bike race, presented by ASG Events, took place from the Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville, Cape Town, with the second day covering a distance of just under 40km. After taking a comfortable 10-minute lead after the first stage yesterday, the JBG2 CryoSpace1 team had to fight off an early attack today before crossing the line in 1:46:53 for an overall time of 3:30:51. This placed them well ahead of Casper Pretorius and Tristan Nortje (Eden Young Guns), whose second stage of 1:55:30 gave them an overall time of 3:48:32. In third place were the second Polish team of Jacek Brzozka and Wojciech Halejak (JBG2 CryoSpace2) in 4:00:48. Piotr Brzozka said the stage had followed a similar pattern to the opening day. "There was a really hard attack early on but we were able to defend that and at the first climb [about 5km into the stage] we managed to get a gap. "From there we just tried to extend our lead whenever we could and were able to control the tempo of the race." A former professional cross-country cyclist, Brzozka competed in the 2012 Olympic Games and is in South Africa on a business trip. He said he and Kozak, who live near each other in the south of Poland, had decided to take the opportunity to do some races in the country. Although he had ridden in KwaZulu-Natal previously, Brzozka said this was his first visit to the Western Cape and he had been blown away by the experience. "There are so many great single-tracks and a variety of trails so this region is really perfect," he added. "It was a memorable experience for us, especially with the weather being so good and considering it is two degrees in Poland right now with lots of rain. "I will recommend coming to this region for . . .
Boquete, Panama, Nov 17, 2018 -- Serenity Vista is excited to announce the acceptance of bitcoin as payment for alcohol & drug rehab treatment. Serenity Vista leads the addiction treatment sector in offering bitcoin payment for alcohol or drug rehab. This initiative is consistent with Serenity Vista's commitment to respecting each guest's right to privacy and confidentiality. Paying with bitcoin gives the client a payment option that keeps their transaction private from employers and health, financial and legal systems. Bitcoin, now ten years old, and increasingly other cryptocurrencies, continue to gain mainstream adoption. Bitcoin offers a convenient means of paying for rehab. Payment can be done from home with no need to wait for funds to transfer or to visit the bank. Bitcoin may also offer a solution for those that have bitcoin, yet when it comes time for needing to pay for rehab, may not have cash readily available. Advantages of Bitcoin As a digital form of currency, bitcoin offers many advantages over traditional fiat money such as the dollar, pound or euro, and traditional payment systems such as the use of credit cards and bank transfers. With there being no central authority, bank or government involved, transactions are open to anyone and no authority controls or owns. Transactions are relatively inexpensive, fast, inexpensive, and highly private. Adoption as Currency While still going through growing pains, bitcoin continues to evolve to a stable form of currency. Some major companies have adopted bitcoin as a payment option. Bitcoin is particularly ideal for the health care sector due to the privacy protections. "Serenity Vista feels strongly that people should be able to ensure their privacy of all aspects of their life, especially personal health related issues," says John Derry, Director of Serenity Vista. "Addiction treatment is no exception." Serenity Vista carefully chose a bitcoin payment system that is fast, simple . . .
PRETORIA, Gauteng, November 17, 2018 – A new Web-Traffic Creation Project announced today that it is raising funds via a rewards crowdfunding campaign on Jumpstarter Crowdfunding. The fundraising project is called the Pay It Forward Web-Traffic Creation Project, running to develop more web-traffic generation products. The business set out to raise R100,000 on Jumpstarter Crowdfunding to finish development to produce and publish within three months, the next batch of its web-traffic generation properties that is going to change the web-traffic generation market in South Africa. The Web-Traffic Creation Project was set up in July 2018 and published the first of its two original products, the web property called dronearus.com on 20 July 2018. The first batch of projects has enjoyed early traction, with dronesarus.com raking in some multiple Google search top spots within three months. The second product started bringing in customers in under two months. This is when the idea of the Pay It Forward Web-Traffic Creation Project was born. The Pay It Forward Web-Traffic Creation Project was designed to spread the fortunes of early web-traffic and sales, focussed on helping a spectrum of business owners, from individual entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, up to big business in most markets. Responding to the market gap created by the difficulty experienced by most businesses to be found easily by their target market on Google, the Web-Traffic Creation Project sprang into action to bring about an effective way to help all businesses in need, especially in South Africa, to also experience similar success. “All businesses who give out their website name to customers that they get in touch with, can of course be easily found on Google by those specific customers, and indeed anyone else who comes across that business’ website name. However, this limits any business being found by the majority of its potential customers i.e. all the rest of its potential customers who are . . .
Innovative Mensa gift pack unfolds as a nifty ice bucket Mensa, the ultimate book club wine taking storytelling to the next level through digital innovation, has come up with a novel gift pack for the festive season that doubles up as a nifty ice bucket. The gift pack literally unfolds into a cooler making it ideal as a fun stocking filler or as a centre piece for sharing at the Christmas table. All you need to do is add the ice. Launched earlier this year as the first South African wine supported by an augmented reality (AR) wine app, Mensa has already been lauded for innovative design and packaging at the 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) Design & Media Awards in London. The gift pack is available exclusively at Checkers stores countrywide at a festive price of R74.99. You will also find it at the Overhex Winery & Bistro if you are passing through Worcester over the holidays. The Mensa label on the bottle comes to life as a book revealing the full story of the wine when scanned using the Mensa Wine App on a smartphone. Mensa also sports the convenient Amorim Helix closure that can be twisted open and resealed by hand. For more information visit www.mensawines.com, or follow MensaWine on Facebook and Instagram, and @mensa_wine on Twitter. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .