The Legg and Wessel Company is based in Paarden Eiland of Cape Town, South Africa. They started operations back in 1877 and have gained a solid reputation as a leading distributor of Packaging and Commercial Safety products. Their products are divided under three broad heads: Packaging, Safety and Hygiene. Under the first head, they list products such as Abrasives, Adhesive Tapes, Adhesive Hook and Loops, Case Sealers; corrugated products, dispensers, food wrap, heatsealers, instant adhesives, labels, rite lok adhesives, paper, plastic bags, plastic rolls, plastic sheeting, protective padded bags, sealants, security seals, spray adhesives, stationery, strapping, structural adhesives, tag gun &accessories, twines and wrapping. In“Abrasives”, one has automotive products, hookit discs, sand paper, scourers and nomad matting. In “Adhesive Tapes”, there are Aluminium, buff packaging, 3M fine line, 3M VHB double sided, carpet and many others. Likewise, under dispensers you have pallet wrap, paper and tape varieties. You can trust L&W with the best and most immaculately manufactured packaging products. Under Safety equipments or products, they have coveralls, gloves, harnessing, hearing protection, masks, safety clothing, and safety eyewear and safety footwear. The coveralls are mainly protective in nature and purpose, to be used on hazardous missions or work. Gloves have a wider range of types--- chemical resistant, coated, cold resistant, cotton, disposable, leather and rubber. Masks come in avatars such as air supplied, cartridges, disposable mask, re-usable masks. Protective gears for the ears include ear-muffs, foam earplugs and re-usable earplugs. Lastly, the filter option offers a huge spread of safety gear such as chemicals, cleaning accessories, dispensers, disposable products, facial tissues, food safety, hand cleansers, hand sanitisers, paper towelling, surgical gowns, and wipers. The ‘disposable products’ collection is suitably impressive, . . .
Cape Gas is a renowned name in the liquid petroleum gas (LPG) industry. The company is a registered member of Liquid Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa. The services provided by the company include LPG installations, repair and maintenance of LPG pipes, issuing of certificates of conformity, drawing up and council submissions of plans, consultation & project management, and pressure testing on LPG vessels. The company went through a structural change in 2007. Mr. Piet Le Roux, the founder member, retired in 2008 and Mr Clive Samra became the MD of the company. After this restructuring, there was a remarkable growth in business. The company has three active shareholders. All of them are directors. The company has a team of ten members, who are fully trained and have Fire Fighting and First Aid Certification. Most of the staff have been associated with the company for more than twelve years. Cape Gas is one of the major gas installation companies in Western Cape. All the installers of the company are registered and licensed with the South African Qualification and Certification Committee for Gas (SAQCC).These installers are known as “Licensed Gas Practitioners”. The company provides a wide range of installation services which include residential installations, commercial installations, and industrial installations. They also provide pipe fabrication, steel fabrication and leak detection services. The core business of the company is LPG installation. The company provides commercial and industrial gas installation services to BP South Africa, which is now known as Oryx Southern Africa. Cape Gas has been awarded the contract for manufacturing and installing the Reticulation for the new Avedia Energies depot in Airport Industria. Some of the major Golf Estates in and around Cape Town rely on Cape gas for gas installation service. Cape Gas is appointed as the reliable LPG installers for Energy Master Builders, Rainbow Chicken Farms and . . .
Pay-it-forward initiative supports with R100K cash injection South Africa, 17th March, 2016 – NGO human trafficking organisation, EndIt SA in partnership with community outreach programme, Streets SA which helps get sex workers off the streets, has received a much needed cash injection from The BetterLike ‘dream for change’ initiative. EndIt SA is a global initiative aimed at ending human trafficking through coalition partnerships with organisations that are doing work on the ground everyday. One of those partners, Streets SA, spear headed by Kyle Peddle, a passionate 24 year old, assists in rescuing and rehabilitating female sex workers in order to give them a renewed sense of hope and a second chance at life. There are an estimated 153,000 sex workers in South Africa and a staggering 45,000 children believed to be prostituted through human trafficking each year, with latest crime data showing a shocking increase annually. “My dream for change has really come true with this amazing donation of R100,000 and I am over the moon,” says Streets SA’s Peddle. “The much needed money will go towards maintaining vital rehabilitation centres and safe houses for vulnerable women on the streets of Pretoria and Bloemfontein. We will also be able to provide food, clothing and safety to more victims.” Peddle explains: “It costs an average of R3,000 per month to care for each rescued woman, so the R100,000 is going to go a long way in enabling us to try and reintegrate these abused women into society.” This powerful ‘BetterLike’ consumer kindness initiative was developed by the BetterLife Group towards the end of 2015 as part of their CSI programme. Kyle Peddle is the first winner and has received R100,000 for EndIt SA who will assist his outreach programme, Streets SA, with the opportunity to create hope and healing in the lives of others by assisting the victims of sex trafficking. Shaun Rademeyer, CEO at BetterLife Home Loans comments: “We launched the big-hearted . . .
JOHANNESBURG, 17 MARCH 2016 – Hot weather, a water-logged, deep and sticky clay-mud course, 30 muscle-wrenching, lung-busting epic obstacles over a tough 16km trail, and add a brand-new untested venue into the mix, and over 8 000 Obstacle Course racers and surely you have the toughest and fittest athletes in South Africa all converged in one place? I would bet. The sold-out Race 2 of the 2016 Jeep Warrior Series, which took place at Emerald Resort & Casino in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, from 12- 13 March 2016, was a heave of muscle, sweat and mud. The mantra Be Brave, was true and fortified. True camaraderie is seen and experienced on this playing field. True lessons in team building happen here. Race 2 saw the return of the notorious Slippery Dip obstacle, a terrifyingly high, steep wet-slide with an upward lip at the end that sends racers flying into a muddy pool. Never mind your fear of heights and the speed of the slide as you hit the water, if you hit the mud pool incorrectly, you are in for a whole lot of hurt. But this only makes them braver. The newest obstacle, Water Canon, was sponsored by global water technology company, Xylem, and unveiled at Race 2. Warriors had to cross over a thin slippery, water-logged floating bridge over a pool of water with a sadistic giant-water-canon operator spraying you off the bridge. The scary and massive Mud Monster was even tougher due to rain, but like true team building, you are never left struggling, never getting out the mud pit. Once out, with the help of the previous racers, these racers help the bunch behind them out. The effort and difficulty rating is off the charts but team work is the only way out. The headline race of the Jeep Warrior Series is Black Ops Elite (30 obstacles, 16km trail run). In the Men’s race, 2015 Jeep Warrior Series winner, Claude Eksteen (Verigreen), set a blazing pace, this time conquering his nemesis obstacle, Breaking Point. In Race 1, Eksteen fell prey to Breaking Point’s extreme . . .
Prevention techniques and injury management should be prioritised: Former national rugby captain Jean de Villiers has weighed in on the debate surrounding contact sports in schools, welcoming initiatives to make sports safer and ensure that head injuries, in particular, are handled with the seriousness warranted. “I think that what is being done at the moment to prevent head injuries is fantastic and the Boksmart system, which helps with the treatment of such injuries immediately after they occur, should be welcomed,” De Villiers asserts. The BokSmart National Rugby Safety Programme (http://boksmart.co.za) is a comprehensive resource for the promotion of safer playing techniques and appropriate injury management guidelines. De Villiers, who is a brand ambassador of Resolution Health Medical Scheme (Resolution Health) and its loyalty partner Zurreal, says that a significant component of school sports injury prevention is that of teaching correct methods and ensuring these are adhered to at school level. “I think the coaching of better tackling techniques can prevent injuries, as a poor technique resulted in my first concussion. “Having played rugby for close on 30 years, I think it is important to note that I have only been concussed twice. Once was at school when I got a direct blow from a knee to the side of the head and the other as a professional when one of my teammates kicked me on the head by accident. “In both cases I missed two weeks of rugby,” says De Villiers, who is now playing rugby for the Leicester Tigers in England following his retirement from South African test rugby due to injury in September last year. While contact sports remain a cherished part of many schools’ sporting traditions, director of product development at Agility Global Health Solutions [Africa] Dr Jacques Snyman, says that children participating in these kinds of sports do stand an increased chance of sustaining injuries. “According to an Australian study into the rates of . . .
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Immediate Blasting between Majola Tea Turnoff and Tombo March 16, 2016: Blasting is scheduled to take place between Majola Tea Turnoff and Tombo on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 from 3pm, requiring a temporary road closure. The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) would like to notify motorists that the road will be closed approximately 49km from Mthatha CBD or 35.5km from Port St Johns from 14h55 to 15h45. “We urge all residents to vacate all houses and the school near the blast area up to a radius of 500m by 14H45. A safe standing distance is 500m from the blast area. We urge the public to obey the stop-and-go’s,” said Mbulelo Peterson, Sanral Southern Region’s Regional Manager. SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
South Africa is in the grip of the worst droight in at least two decades, and the issue of water is front and centre with National Water Week that commenced on 16 March. With far-reaching consequences as highlighted by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his recent budget speech*, the drought is likely to cause, amongst other things, an increase in the cost of living as food prices are pushed up due to our threatened agriculture output. As many of us participate in initiatives aimed at providing relief to those most affected by the current drought, a different water related reality is affecting countless many individuals. Literally thousands of little children and their caregivers go entirely without basic running water on a daily basis. And while many of us are only now becoming aware of the cost of water scarcity, this has always been their daily reality. A general lack of basic water, sanitation and electricity services cause most preschools in rural and disadvantaged communities to have limited, or no water on their premises. Brenda Scheepers, owner and founder of Angel Projects, hopes to connect donors with schools without water, in an effort to improve the environment within which the poorest and most vulnerable receive their formative care and education. “The little ones within the communities we work to uplift, deserve as much of an opportunity to a conducive and sanitary learning environment as every other child in South Africa. Without basic running water this becomes incredibly difficult,” says Scheepers. It is Angel Projects’ hope to connect Corporates with a heart for change with these schools, to bring them a service we have taken for granted for so long. “The drought has brought the issue of water to the fore and we know so many people within Corporate Companies who would love to make a difference but don’t know how. At Angel Projects we are able to find non-government supported schools, clinics or old-age homes in the vicinity of the donor, and . . .
PIETERMARITZBURG, 16 MARCH 2016 – In just over 2 months, nearly 20 000 runners from all over the world will take on one of the most challenging, humbling and life-affirming events of their lives, the 2016 Comrades Marathon, happening on Sunday, 29 May 2016. Now in its 91st year, the Comrades Marathon is the world’s largest and most prestigious ultra –marathon, with this year’s ‘Down Run’ taking runners along an epic 89-km route across KwaZulu-Natal’s unrelenting mountainous terrain, from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. “This prestigious ultra-marathon right here on our shores ranks as one of the toughest in the world pushing athletes beyond their limits on every level. Crossing the finish line before the 12-hour cut-off time is an extraordinary moment for every runner, whether it’s their first time or 20th. The slogan of this year’s race ‘Izakuthoba’ meaning ‘to humble one’ is a feeling that first time runners and many who are returning will remember long after the race is over. As Nedbank we are honoured to once again sponsor the Comrades Marathon, marking the 35th year of our participation in this timeless race,” says Tobie Badenhorst, Head of Sponsorship and Cause Marketing at Nedbank. What makes this marathon truly remarkable is the camaraderie and support it generates between runners and spectators alike. Where this support is really brought to life is at the only official spectator point along the Comrades Marathon route – the award-winning Nedbank Green Mile – where every runner is uplifted, encouraged and considered a winner for competing. In the 2016 edition of the Comrades Marathon, the Nedbank Green Mile will be located on Kloof’s Old Main Road, which is approximately 26km from the finish line in Durban. Once again the Nedbank Green Mile is free to all spectators and open from 8am to 3pm on race day. In this mile, Nedbank creates an inspiring and lively theme and atmosphere where spectators can provide vital support to uplift runners as they . . .
16 March 2016: Current roadworks on the N2 from Wilsonia to the N6 turnoff outside East London in the Eastern Cape are set to continue. Today, Wednesday, there will be slow moving traffic as work is done on the East bound side. Work will also be carried out on the shoulder of the road on the East and West bound carriage ways. Closures on the East bound side will take place from tomorrow, Thursday, from 8am until Saturday, 19 March at 3pm. However, the on-and off-ramps to all bridges will be open to traffic. “The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL) urges motorists to travel with caution, plan their trips in advance or take alternative routes,” said Mbulelo Peterson, Regional Manager of Sanral’s Southern Region. SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
March 16, 2016: Blasting is scheduled to take place between Majola Tea Turnoff and Tombo on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 from 3pm, resulting in a temporary road closure. The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) would like to notify motorists that the road will be closed approximately 49km from Mthatha CBD or 35.5km from Port St Johns from 14h55 to 15h45. “We urge all residents to vacate all houses and the school near the blast area up to a radius of 500m by 14H45. A safe standing distance is 500m from the blast area. We urge the public to obey the stop-and-go’s,” said Mbulelo Peterson, Sanral Southern Region’s Regional Manager. SANRAL apologises for any inconvenience caused. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .