Let’s face it, it’s a big world out there... Isn’t wearing local uber cool right now? Even more so if you’re trying to update your street-style looks. Whether you’re going for an ethnic fashion style or a rocker chic style, Nava Apparel at Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay has got you covered. Nava Apparel is known for their leather range: from boots, caps and tees to backpacks and laptop bags. They craft and customise products to suit your personal taste with their interchangeable patterns, selection of leathers, fabrics and materials. Inspired by individual beauty, meticulous attention to detail and ecological sustainability. In true essence of the brand, when buying from Nava Apparel, you’ll not only support economically fair and environmentally sustainable products, but also local charities and environmental projects in and around South Africa. Bay Harbour Market has got the streets talking. Fresh, stylish and modern. Regretfully no pets allowed at the market. For more information about the traders and what they have to offer, please do visit Bay Harbour Market on http://bayharbour.co.za/ and follow them on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/bayharbour , Twitter- https://twitter.com/bayharbourmkt and Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/bayharbourmarket/. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
16 May 2019, iStore Sandton – On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, iStore, in partnership with the company’s charitable partner Think Ahead, is excited to announce a new initiative for local Apple and Mac supporters and customers. iStore South Africa has set up an in-store process which will enable customers to financially contribute to this worthy global cause throughout the month of May. For every donation made in-store by customers when they make a purchase at any iStore in South Africa, iStore in turn will match the contributions. The funds will then be transferred to Think Ahead, who will utilise the money to purchase and donate iPads to selected Accessibility Schools. “Technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone” Chris Dodd, CEO of iStore South Africa, commented, “The purpose of Global Accessibility Awareness Day around the world is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and perhaps try to understand a bit more about people with different disabilities. Here in South Africa we would like to do our part. When products are designed to be accessible, more people can do what they love. That’s why Apple builds powerful features into every operating system and every device to help all people.” Michelle Lissoos, Managing Director at Think Ahead, added, “A device such as the iPad offers powerful built-in assistive features to complement learners’ vision, hearing, motor skills, learning and literacy. Our programme includes solutions for children with disabilities such as autism, visual impairment, deafness, cerebral palsy, motor functionality and dyslexia, and our facilitators are experts in special needs’ technology solutions; working closely with teachers and therapists, ensuring ongoing professional development and skills transfer.” For more info on Apple’s accessibly features, please visit https://www.apple.com/lae/accessibility/ INVITE: iStore and Think Ahead would like to invite members of . . .
Hot on the heels on a spate of accolades for his short film ‘Vuka’, including a merit certificate from the prestigious One Show, Egg Films' Zwelethu Radebe has drawn on memories of his childhood to create a new TVC for Cadbury that will tug on South Africa’s heart strings. The hard-hitting ‘Vuka’, created for the SAB ‘Be the Mentor’ programme, added the One Show Merit Award to its Editor’s Choice on Little Black Book, Best of Reel on ididtht, Creative Circle Awards 2018 2nd position, and Ciclope shortlist. The Cadbury ‘Mom’s Birthday’ TVC, tapping into the truth that moms always have a lot going on – work, dinner, family life, your homework – tells the story of one little girl doing what she can to make her mom feel special on her birthday. “Whether it’s in 60 seconds or 180 minutes, story is everything,” says Egg Films’ Zwelethu Radebe. “In addition, my dad owned a filling station and convenience store in Soweto while I was growing up, so ‘Mom’s Birthday’ lands in a particularly nostalgic place for me.” The ad is an adaptation of a British commercial, but interestingly feels distinctly South African. Working alongside Egg producer Saskia Rosenberg Haak, Ogilvy creatives Terry McKenna, Sue Jenner, Hazel Davies, and DOP Fabian Vettiger, Radebe has delivered authentic textures, effortless visual aesthetic and a complimentary ensemble cast. “Zwelethu’s filmmaking is defined by an empathy for his characters and a genuine interest in what they experience, so naturally a lot of the really important work happens during casting,” adds Rosenberg Haak. “In this piece, we enjoy three beautifully juxtaposed characters for a brief moment. Enormous in their subtlety - the performances are understated and nuanced.” This is one of the sweetest ads of the year. Watch it now, then go phone your mom! CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
For 93 years South Africa’s leading spread, Black Cat continues to empower future generations, a fact made clear in a new campaign from FCB Joburg highlighting – as always – that ‘the kids are alright with peanut power’. Driven by the insight that today’s children see opportunity and excitement around every corner and they need energy to help them keep up with the fast-paced 21st century world in which they live, ‘Power to the Little People’ was conceived by the strategy and creative team at FCB Joburg. It was shot over a day and a half in Thokoza Park Soweto by Bomb Films’ Teboho Mahlatsi. “This ad – part of a 360 campaign showing kids the value in Black Cat and enticing them to ask for it by name – features a group of energetic kids, with unassuming talents, playing cricket in the park. However, thanks to the boost of peanut power in Black Cat, two of them land up living the dream and wowing their mates with their sporting prowess,” said Creative Director, Greg Cameron. “Parents needed to be assured that kids are getting the necessary nutrition from Black Cat Peanut Butter, and that, with Black Cat in their lunchboxes, they have the energy to be the best they can be,” he said. The 30-second TVC can be seen here: https://youtu.be/_90GDwyyR4Q. Creative Credits: Creative Agency: FCB Joburg Group Account Director: Bronwyn Simmons Account Executive: Kholosa Madikane Chief Creative Officer: Ahmed Tilly Creative Director: Gregory Cameron Copywriter: Sandile Hamilton Art Director: Luzuko Witbooi Senior Integrated Strategist: SizweSihle Dlamini TV Producer: Mun-Ying De Lacy Production House: Bomb Films Director: Teboho Mahlatsi Post-production: The Ludus upstairs CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Hytec South Africa, a Bosch Rexroth South Africa company, has a branch located in Vanderbijlpark south of Johannesburg. This branch will be relocating to the Sasol Eco Industrial Park, located in Sasolburg. The branch focuses on the mining, chemical and steel industries within the Vaal Triangle area. Branch counter sales allow for quick and easy access to the wide variety of products stocked by Hytec South Africa, and the on-site workshop is proficient in quick repairs or services. However, large repairs are directed to Hytec South Africa, located in Kempton Park, which is the only Bosch Rexroth Certified Service Centre of Competence in Africa. The Free State based-branch will bring Hytec South Africa closer to key customers and therefore reduce lead times for critical products. The branch will be responsible for the design, manufacture, installation, service and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic products in the Vaal Triangle area. With the move, the Group anticipates growth for its local customer base. The team is motivated to tackle any new and exciting challenges as they seek to further improve and expand the Hytec South Africa footprint. You can find the new branch at Building 2 / Stand 26119, Oxygen & Silver street, Sasol Eco Industrial Park, Sasolburg CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
On Saturday 18 May, Crocworld Conservation Centre will be hosting well-known pastor, photographer and snake-catcher, Warren Keith Dick, as part of its monthly lecture series. The event, which commences at 09h00, includes an Early Bird Breakfast, and will be held at the Fish Eagle Café. For a minimal cost of R50.00, guests will also have access to the Centre’s vast reptile and bird sanctuaries, enjoy breakfast and the talk. Dick’s talk on Garden Creepy Crawlies entitled “Little Creatures in Your Garden” is based upon his vast experience in photographing small creatures. “Through my photography I love to bring awareness to people about the thousands of small things found in nature, and even right in your back yard, if you would just take the time to look,” he said. An amateur herpetologist and entomologist, Dick is also a self-taught photographer. His pictures of minute creatures have been published locally and globally, and he writes a weekly column “Nature’s Calling” in the local Southland Sun newspaper. “My passion for snakes and other reptiles came naturally with my curiosity about small creatures. It has taken many hours and lots of patience to perfect the art of photographing small things,” he said. Dick believes that education is better than eradication, and that everything was made for a specific purpose. “Once we realize the purpose of something, we become far less fearful and far more tolerant of it,” he added. “Our area is blessed with a unique and rich blend of fauna and flora, and a person with Warren Dick’s experience, will surely enlighten the audience with his tremendous knowledge, especially when exploring creatures which seem small, but play an intricate part of the ecosystem,” said Martin Rodrigues, manager of Crocworld Conservation Centre. Registration for the talk is at 08h30. For more information or to make a booking, contact Morne van Zyl at the Fish Eagle Café on 083 658 7073 or email email@example.com. Alternatively contact . . .
The new head winemaker at Distell is Andrea Freeborough. Cellar-master at Nederburg since 2015, she will be leaving her position at the Paarl winery at the end of May to take up her new role in overseeing the production of South Africa’s largest wine portfolio. Distell’s diverse and globally traded range extends from premium brands such as Nederburg, Durbanville Hills, Fleur du Cap and Alto (which, amongst others, now form part of Distell’s new premium wine company, Libertas Vineyards & Estates), all the way through to more mainstream offerings such as 4thStreet, Two Oceans and Drostdy Hof. “Andrea will be carefully looking after our wine brands from a top-line perspective, managing all aspects of winemaking by working hand-in-hand with our talented winemakers and viticulturists,” says Johan Venter, who heads up Distell’s Centre of Excellence: Intrinsic, and to whom she will be reporting in her new role. “With her impressive qualifications, excellent sensorial instinct, and close to two decades of successful winemaking experience under the belt, Andrea has certainly proven her ability to lead top-performing teams, to innovate and experiment, and to simultaneously create specialty wines and those aimed at broad appeal. “This makes her ideally placed for the role of Distell head winemaker. We are confident that with Andrea’s solid track record in running a cellar, making wine, and dealing with a multitude of people, processes and departments, she will provide outstanding direction and inspiration to our wine brands.” Armed with BSc Hons degrees in viticulture and oenology from the University of Stellenbosch, Freeborough’s working life began as an assistant winemaker at Neethlingshof in Stellenbosch. Less than three years later she was appointed a fully-fledged winemaker, working under Nederburg cellar-master Razvan Macici, producing the whites. Obviously with great proficiency, because four-and-a-half years later, still in her very early 30s, she . . .
2019 is well underway, and Cheap Nigeria Flights is gaining traction. A flight aggregator tailored toward Nigerian travellers, the start-up is making a name for itself in the African travel community. The site’s easy to use service and extensive flight options are attracting attention not only in Nigeria but across the African continent and beyond. Cheap Nigeria Flights strives to provide the best and most affordable flight options to African travellers while keeping the process as simple and streamlined as possible. While the site is tailored specifically to Nigerians, it offers flight paths all around the globe. It compares flights from most major international airlines, as well as local Nigerian airlines including Arik Air, Azman Air, Air Peace, and Dana Air, amongst others. The simple user interface allows users to search for flights using several simple search parameters. The results page compares flight options from all partner airlines and allows users to further customise their search with a series of filters. The platform offers flights to and from most notable Nigerian Airports, as well as between the vast majority of major destinations worldwide. This has made the site an incredibly strong option for Nigerians seeking affordable aeroplane travel both within their county and internationally. Cheap Nigeria Flights is currently offering affordable flights with most of the top airlines and flight providers in the world. Some of the notable international flight carriers include: Africa World Airlines Virgin Atlantic British Airways KLM South African Airways Air France Lufthansa Ethiopian Airlines Kenya Airways Emirates Airlines Etihad Airways Delta Airlines Qatar Airways Singapore Airlines Fly Blue Crane Some of the notable Nigerian airlines include: Arik Air Azman Air Dana Air Air Peace Cheap Nigeria Flights offers flight paths to and from all corners of the globe. With a clear focus . . .
The Madibaz women's team faced some tough Varsity Hockey challenges over the past two weeks, but coach Andrew Beynon believes they are better for the experience. The Nelson Mandela University outfit did not win any matches in the tournament, but gave an indication of their potential when they narrowly lost 3-2 to Wits in their final play-off. Beynon said they would now turn their attention to the Eastern Province premier league, using the Varsity Hockey exposure to continue developing their overall play. "We were by far the youngest group at Varsity Hockey and we have gained a huge amount of experience," he said. "Playing hockey at this level can only benefit the group of players we have." He added that the performance against Wits gave Madibaz something on which to build. "Wits had, in fact, beaten Maties, who were top of the log, the day before and so for us to put in that sort of performance is highly encouraging. "The group remained positive throughout the campaign and full credit must go to them." Turning to their premier league campaign, Beynon said the team would be boosted by the availability of some senior players who could not play in the Varsity Hockey tournament. "That will bring some energy into the group," he added. "The reality is that we are in a building stage, but every opportunity to perform gives more confidence to the group and allows the players to grow." With a big focus on building consistency in their performances, he said they knew there would be some tough games in the premier league. "We obviously want to do well in the league, but there are some good teams out there and sides like Gelvan, Uitenhage, St Peters and Crusaders will provide testing competition. "The players are also looking ahead to the USSA [University Sport South Africa] week in July and I feel the Varsity Hockey experience will stand us in good stead. "More training in the build-up to the USSA tournament will benefit the . . .
Alexander Road will be hoping to take their momentum from recent schools matches into the PE Central leg of the SPAR Eastern Cape Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge on Sunday. The tournament will take place at Alexander Road in Port Elizabeth, with the winners qualifying for the provincial finals on July 27 and 28. It will be a busy weekend for the competition as the East London Inland edition will also be held on Sunday, at Kingsridge in King William’s Town. Alexander Road coach Kyle Schimper said their team had changed from the side which won the PE Central title last year, but they had settled down well. "Scoring six unanswered goals against Victoria Park this past weekend has definitely assisted our confidence in the goal-scoring department, which is crucial in the shortened version of the game," he said, referring to the format of 20-minute matches. "The big tactical challenge is finding the balance between attack and defence. "Most teams tend to want to go on all-out attack but this can sometimes have a negative effect as an unexpected breakaway or counter-attack can lead to a goal against you." Schimper felt they would come up against some strong challengers on Sunday. "Collegiate will be the big test in our pool and teams like Pearson and Woodridge always have strong hockey teams. "Framesby is another team you cannot underestimate with their impressive improvement over the last few years." Having won the East London Inland tournament in the three years since its inception, Kingsridge coach Mark Taljaard is expecting fierce opposition from their rivals in King. "It is going to be tough because someone else wants to win it now and we will have a target on our backs," he said. "It’s not the best position to be in. We will obviously be aiming to win again, but we know it won’t be easy and we can’t take anything for granted." He added that teams such as Queenstown Girls’ High and Aliwal North would be serious contenders. "But . . .