For the last six years, Bay Harbour Market has set the benchmark when it comes to the ultimate weekend outing by turning the very idea of a market on it’s head. Subsequently, it’s become a ‘must do’ destination in one of the World’s top voted cities to visit as sited by TripAdvisor. But what’s even more impressive is that for years, Bay Harbour Market has also led the way with its sustainability policies – it holds a three-star accreditation from Thrive and is completely plastic free. Thrive Hout Bay is the local green advocate and non-profit organisation which, in November 2017, launched it’s For the Good of our Hood campaign. Aligning local establishments with environmental sustainability, the campaign awards restaurants according to a green rating system, with three stars being the top accreditation a venue can receive. Amongst the list of criteria to qualify you will find sending waste for recycling, sending food waste for composting and buying locally or growing your own fresh produce. “We are very proud of our local community when just a few months after launch, 31 of the 65 restaurants in Hout Bay have already received accreditation,” says Thrive’s Nontsikelelo Martel, “and some restaurants have even gone beyond the call by introducing water-saving measures as well.” Whilst Bay Harbour Market was one of the first destinations in the area to receive a three-star accreditation, it’s green journey started years ago. Today, walking around the market, it’s evident that the team is passionate about educating the 25 000 strong visitors a month about recycling, and how it’s done. Furthermore, one would imagine that housing 125 traders under one roof would seem like an impossible task with regards to compliance. But it works! “When we set out to create this awesome market, one of our key concerns was the impact on the local environment and the community surrounding us”, says market co-owner, Anthony Stroebel, “and throughout the years it’s been paramount . . .
FIGALICIOUS 100 WAYS @ BAY HARBOUR MARKET Most of us have childhood memories of that one uncle that had a fig tree tucked away at the back of the yard. The days of figs in abundance have passed and today, the spotting of figs generally becomes big news. Now Cape Town’s favourite weekend destination, Bay Harbour Market, brings back the nostalgia as it welcomes Figalicious to its wonderful selection of traders. “We have fresh figs, berries, pomegranates, prickly pears and Dragon fruit when in season,” says Shirene Simmons of Figalicious, “and all our figs are sourced locally. We have figs from Worcester as well as organic figs from Wellington - they are smaller but very sweet .”Besides the fresh produce on offer, Shirene and her team also prepare a selection of the most delicious jars - everything from salad dressings and jams to chutneys and figs in brandy. The fig jam is made with raw honey (no sugar) and all products are preservative free. For more information about the traders and what they have to offer, please do visit Bay Harbour Market on http://bayharbour.co.za/ CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Dammit Janet @ Bay Harbour Market If you were to hear someone say Dammit Janet at the market, you wouldn’t be blamed for assuming Frank-N-Furter was around the corner shopping for new tights. An assumption that would bring a smile to the owners of the bohemian clothing range, Dammit Janet, which calls Bay Harbour Market home. The urban dictionary defines the word bohemian as someone who tries to live by the ideals of truth, freedom, love and is free-spirited. It’s this sentiment that inspires the entrepreneurs behind this striking clothing range. “If our range could stand for just one thing, it would be self-expression,” says Janet Dobie. “The ability to choose a garment that says who you are as an individual and that is not mass produced.” Driven by their passion for textiles, the duo behind this brand have always got their eye on colours and prints as they firmly believe these trends are a direct reflection of society and the mindset of the individuals that represent it at that time. Herein lies the beauty of the Dammit Janet range – whether you are feeling grounded, or free-spirited, it will always have the perfect little piece for you. So pop in and check out the new winter range of ponchos, kimonos, kaftans and denim jackets. For more information, please do visit Bay Harbour Market on http://bayharbour.co.za/ CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
GFI Software launches GFI Unlimited, transforming the SMB channel landscape with a growing GFI network security and communications portfolio that’s available for a single fee Johannesburg, South Africa, 05 April 2018: Ozone Information Technology Solutions is the local distributor of GFI Software’s new GFI Unlimited solution, a game-changing subscription model that provides small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with access to all the network security and communications software they need to power their business and all at one flat subscription rate. This innovative approach helps GFI channel partners become irreplaceable technology allies to their customers while growing their own businesses with a consistent and predictable revenue stream. “Tight budgets, complex vendor landscapes and fierce market competition put the SMB under intense pressure,” says Henk Oliver, Managing Director, Ozone Information Technology Solutions. “They need technology to run their businesses more effectively. This is where GFI Unlimited comes in – it is an extensive catalogue of software products that are readily available for a flat fee.” GFI Unlimited’s single, low-cost subscription unlocks access to the entire GFI Unlimited software portfolio. Today, this includes more than a dozen full-featured, powerful network security and communications solutions, proven by thousands of users all over the world – with more products being added all the time. “SMBs are faced with an ever-growing list of challenges in today’s environment, from staying on top of security threats and compliance requirements like GDPR to meeting their ever-changing communication needs,” said Johannes Kamleitner, senior vice president and chief revenue officer at GFI Software. “With GFI Unlimited, our trusted partners can help SMBs rapidly expand and simplify their IT to better thrive in the ever-changing IT landscape while also growing successful businesses of their own.” GFI Unlimited is available now . . .
In April of 2017 AutoTrader took a leap forward, saying #ByeByePrint to the AutoTrader classifieds magazine that had been the staple of the South African auto industry for 25 years. The move was industry defining, a new chapter in the story of a company that has been at the forefront of dynamic change since its inception. In the year between then and now the move has shown itself to be the right one, with a string of successes proving the point. In March 2018, the company AutoTrader not only had an excellent month from an audience and leads perspective, their Apps reported record figures placing it in number one position in the automotive category in the country, and third overall, with a total average visit duration of 10 minutes, and 32 page views generated per visit. The #AutoCentral Show, an auto and infotainment collaboration between AutoTrader and CliffCentral has proved a huge success over the same time period, both revealing and satisfying a niche need in the digital radio and ‘motortainment’ industry with thousands of downloads recorded. A host of added digital products were launched in the past 12 months, recording similar success. In October 2017, AutoTrader’s Car Alerts hit the market. Offering the ability for buyers and sellers to pre-load alerts directly to their email, the service has made new and used car information available as it happens. Since launching, thousands of alerts have been generated. The tool is pure simplicity, backed by the largest inventory of vehicles to choose from in South Africa. Having identified a need for new as well as used cars on their platforms, AutoTrader also launched New Car Specials in 2017. Focused specifically on debut deals, the platform allows buyers to instantly access the best new car specials across the country, and sellers the ability to reach buyers directly. Underpinning these successes, and a key element to the exhaustive research that goes into AutoTrader’s consumer-centered approach, . . .
Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian-inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, hearty pastas and crisp fresh salads recently announced the opening of their first certified Halaal store. The Atholl store has been converted to be a SANHA certified Halaal store and boasts a brand new menu and look and feel. Consumers can expect all the tried and tested iconic Col’Cacchio favorites as well as an exciting new mocktail range. Col’Cacchio has always been able to adapt to and stay ahead of food trends, in part due to the fact that they prepare everything in-house using only the freshest ingredients. Knowing the exact origin of every delicious component of their menu items gives them an elevated level of control and consistency over their new Halaal menu. Col’Cacchio have also confirmed that the Canal Walk store will also be converted to a certified Halaal store in the coming weeks. “Our strength has always been to listen to our customers and make them a part of the Col’Cacchio family. We hope that by converting these key locations into certified Halaal stores, we will continue to serve the communities we are proud to be a part of,” says Kinga Baranowska, co-founder of the Col’Cacchio Food Group. A glance at the Halaal menu: Hollywood Scene – a crowd favourite with macon, thyme, rosso onion, avo and crispy onions Salmone – back on the menu due to popular demand, the Salmone is made with delicious smoked salmon, rocket, sour cream and black pepper Makhani – a toasted piandine made on thin Italian flatbread, folded and toasted with hearty butter chicken, crispy onions and galbani fior di latte mozzarella Founded in 1992, Col’Cacchio has a legacy of crafting artisanal meals out of the freshest sourced ingredients, with quality and innovation at the heart of their dynamic offering. Col’Cacchio has always been at the forefront of dietary trends, being one of the first in the market to introduce carb conscious options for pizza, . . .
King was kept illegally as an exotic pet in a Paris apartment International wildlife charity, Born Free, has launched an urgent appeal to re-home King – a tiny lion cub with a mighty name - to its big cat sanctuary at Shamwari Private Game Reserve, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. King made international headlines in October 2017 when he was found half-starved and cowering in a dirty cage in an abandoned apartment in Paris. Just a few months old and kept illegally as an exotic pet, he had been beaten and kicked by his owner who then posted videos of the abuse on social media. King was rescued by French animal rescue charities Fondation 30 Million d’Amis and Refuge de l’Arche and given a temporary home at Natuurhulpcentrum rescue centre, in Belgium. Born Free Co-Founder and Trustee, Virginia McKenna OBE, said: “Have we learned nothing over the years? How can we not understand that keeping wild animals in cages is not just cruel, but shameful? Lions are known as kings of the jungle. This little king, sadly, will never wear his crown, but at least we can give him love and respect and a natural environment to roam and rest in. That is the least he deserves, and I hope people will help us write a happy ending to this story.” Born Free plans to transport King from Belgium to South Africa where he will be given a permanent home at their long-established big cat sanctuary at Shamwari. The sanctuary is already home to 16 lions and leopards rescued from appalling captive conditions. King will be given lifetime care in a spacious, safe and natural environment, surrounded by the beautiful sights and sounds of Africa. King’s new life at Born Free’s big cat sanctuary will be a world away from the Paris apartment in which he was discovered. Shockingly, an increasing number of wild animals are kept as pets worldwide. Born Free opposes the keeping of wild animals as pets because they have complex social, physical and behavioural needs and are, therefore, . . .
Eat Out, SA’s best guide to SA’s best food, is celebrating its twentieth birthday with the announcement of some exciting additions to the team. The new faces – in three brand new roles – are Margot Janse, Zola Nene and Kholeka Kumalo. Margot Janse almost needs no introduction. As a significant figure in developing the local food scene, Janse is best known for her prolific work as the executive chef of The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français, a position she held until 2017. Eat Out is thrilled to announce that Margot will be undertaking the position of judging convenor of the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. As the judges will remain anonymous, Janse will become the face of the rigorous judging process that determines the Top 20. Her role will be critical in maintaining integrity and consistency across the panel, serving as a touchstone for the judges, and providing feedback to restaurants. Says Janse, “I’m incredibly excited about this opportunity, not just because I get to eat at all the top restaurants in the country, but also because the Eat Out Restaurant Awards carry a great responsibility in the development of the culinary scene in South Africa. I believe that with my in-depth knowledge and experience I will be able to contribute positively to this process." New Media managing director Aileen Lamb applauds this addition: “Margot has helped shape the South African food industry as we know it today, and so it is only fitting that we tap into her knowledge to take the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards to new heights.” Zola Nene and Kholeka Kumalo will be joining the Eat Out editorial team – led by editor-in-chief Anelde Greeff – in the roles of Cape Town and Johannesburg restaurant editors respectively. They will become Eat Out’s eyes and ears on the ground – visiting restaurants, talking to chefs, eating and reviewing, and gathering news stories. Nene has been a reviewer for Eat Out for the past two years and her background . . .
Bring the whole family this Mother’s day, 13 May at 12h00, to say thanks and Mum will leave with a special gift, for only R295 per person. For starters, guest have a choice of; Tian of Crab & Avocado or Butternut Tortellini. For the main course, guests have a choice of; Roasted leg of Lamb or Grilled Walker bay Sole. Finally to top it all off, guests can choose from; Gâteaux Opera, coffee buttermilk panna cotta or a Buttermilk Panna Cotta. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
High net worth South Africans who wish to obtain a second passport that would unlock visa-free access to such regions as the UK, Schengen, China and more should take into consideration Grenada in the Caribbean. This small country in northeast of Venezuela has launched its citizenship by investment programs in 2013, and has already welcomed more than 1,300 investors as new citizens. Here are 5 main reasons why wealthy South Africans are interested a Grenadian citizenship. Number one. The Grenadian passport is your visa-free entrance into over 130 countries, including the Schengen Area countries, the UK, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brazil, virtually all South American countries, among others. Grenada is the only Caribbean CIP country and one of only three countries in the world that has 30 days visa-free access to China. Apart from China, Grenada passport holders are allowed to stay in Europe up to 90 days within a 6-month period and up to 180 days per year in the UK. Many businessmen find it very helpful not to apply for visas over and over again, and travel to almost any desired destination around the globe. Number two. The Grenadian passport holders may participate in the US visa program by obtaining the E-2 Investor/Business visa that is not available to citizens of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, etc. No other Caribbean passport has this on its benefits list. The E-2 visa is typically issued for 2- or 5-year periods. You will be required to invest $100,000-200,000 into a US business and create up to 5 jobs. You could renew the visa every 5 years. Number three. It is possible to obtain the passport in a remote mode, plus there is no requirement to relocate or live in Grenada. The citizenship is processed exclusively through a licensed, government-approved agent. In case your application is approved, you’ll obtain your passport within 3-4 months. Together with the main applicant, their spouse, children under 29 years of . . .