The Kitchen at Weylandts, located at four of the of Weylandts Home Outfitters stores, has introduced nitro cold brew coffee to its menu, just in time for your summer shopping. This exciting addition will be available at the Green Point, Durbanville and Kramerville stores. Cold brew coffee, or NCB, is a cold brew coffee infused with nitrogen, pressurised and passed through a valve - and the end result is an ice cold coffee topped with a creamy coffee layer, served straight out of the tap. It’s a bit like a Guinness, but with caffeine rather than alcohol. Nitrogen bubbles are smaller in size than those of carbon dioxide, which makes it more difficult for the water in either beer or coffee to dissolve, resulting in a beverage that is thick and creamy. The nitrogen effect also cuts the acidity of the traditional cold brew, making it easier on the stomach. The art of Good Living is a core Weylandts philosophy, and this is reflected in the deceptively simple flavour combinations at The Kitchen at Weylandts. Mouth-watering gourmet sandwiches and tasty baked goods are matched only by the good cup of coffee that the in-store eateries have become well-known for. “We are constantly evolving our brand and our product offering, and we are pleased to be bringing nitro cold brew coffee in-store at Weylandts. Adding this smooth-drinking coffee to our menu will make a refreshing addition to the shopping experience at Weylandts,” says Chris Weylandt, founder and owner of Weylandts. With the higher caffeine than ordinary coffee, a nitro brew coffee stop will certainly keep you going during your last-minute holiday shopping. The additions to the menu are: Nitro Cold Brew R 30 Nitro Cold Brew & Orange Juice R 35 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Savanna Republic is taking South Africa’s online shopping experience to the next level and aims to be the leading one-stop shop for the natural hair movement. Savanna Republic is an online start-up whose official launch will be this coming Black Friday 24 November 2017. Owner Shingi Chimuti-Moses comments: “We have set ourselves very big ambitions, and we aim to grow to be the biggest online retailer for women of colour and the South African natural hair movement in particular. We want to eventually be the place where South Africa’s naturalistas come to shop for their favourite brands and complementary goods. We offer our customers fast, convenient and safe shopping. This is something that is very important to us and we have invested a lot of time and effort into dealing only with the best brands and service providers”. “People are concerned about online security. No-one wants to see their hard-earned cash or their data put at risk on unsecure sites and one of the first things we did was to ensure that our store is set up on a secure https secure server. We also make use of the Payfast payment gateway which ensures the utmost levels of security to businesses and shoppers alike. Payfast use Extended Validation SSL with 256-bit encryption. Only two of the four major South African banks use this –the highest– level of encryption currently available.” In a market that is seeing a lot of exciting new entrants, Savanna Republic believes they will be competitive as their overheads are low and the company invests a lot time researching and responding to the needs of the customer. “One of the great advantages of an e-commerce business is that unlike a brick and mortar store, we don’t have expensive rentals to pay. We pass those savings down to the customer through our competitive pricing.” Savanna Republic also hopes to grow their following on its various social media pages and doesn’t just see itself as an online store but a platform where naturals can . . .
An innovative new approach to fundraising now allows South Africans to give easily, quickly and regularly, combining these contributions, however small, with those of others who share their passion for a cause. The result is a sustainable funding stream for charities, causes and schools, enabling these organisations to multiply their impact in building a better world. "We all want to contribute to building a better world. South Africans are especially known for their generosity, philanthropy and willingness to help those who are less fortunate," says Bryan Smith of Pledge-a-Portion. "Now South Africans have an easy way to support the causes they care most about and to ensure their individual contributions make a big impact". "By merging the latest trends in philanthropy and charitable funding with our cutting-edge crowdfunding technology, Pledge-a-Portion makes it easy to find the causes closest to your heart, to contribute on a regular basis, and to enjoy peace of mind that your contribution is making a difference. The regular contributions from each individual, no matter how small, pooled with other regular contributions, build up a sustainable funding stream that allows the causes to sustain and multiply its charitable efforts." -- Philantrophy - "The desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes" -- "One of the most interesting trends in philanthropy is the concept of giving to charity by taking a pledge," explains Smith. "Perhaps the most notable example is The Giving Pledge, a commitment by 170 of the world's wealthiest from 21 countries to dedicate most of their wealth to giving back. By combining this trend with a brand new online crowdfunding initiative, Pledge-a-Portion allows all South Africans to get in on this new global way of giving, to Pledge-a-Portion and to make a real impact by regularly financially supporting the causes they care about." -- Crowdfunding - "Funding a . . .
Stellenbosch - Locally known as Stellenbosch’s newest ‘Bird in Town’, the Blue Crane Coffee Company (BCCC), makes a trip to the Winelands well worth coffee lovers’ time. The roastery and experimental coffee laboratory, also the first Stellenbosch coffee outlet to double up as a local art showroom, proudly roasts its versatile blends at its Dorp Street headquarters. Forming part of the original Oude De Pastorie in the centre of town, the recently established BCCC (2016) is passionate about preserving the building’s longstanding narrative while adding a modern and innovative twist to its heritage. Founded by Michael Jones, who relocated from Scotland in 2012 to take on his dream to help develop in the industry and share his love for great coffee, BCCCs philosopy closely associates a story of determination and continued dedication. With support from co-owners, Henniel Smit and Wilhelm Fismer, the coffee company continues to remain true to producing flavourful coffee that goes down well whichever you like to drink it. Featuring 100% Arabica City roast beans from central America’s El Salvador, BCCCs signature roast provides a smooth and rich mouth feel with a balanced, sweet-bitter and lingering aftertaste. While Stellenbosch is home to BCCCs first and current roastery / coffee lab, the company has extended its offerings to online customers across South Africa and abroad, to soon include locally hand-painted ceramic crockery. If you’re looking to boost your end-of-year stretch with an added coffee kick and out-of-office work space, BCCCs Work Room, a refurbished private office separate from the outlet’s public lounge, gives individuals a productive workspace and meeting area to consult with others around a boardroom table. An hourly, customised package from approximately R400 includes refreshments and coffee on arrival. Your session comprises unlimited WiFi and AV setup. Special breakfast and lunch packages are available. BCCC trades from Monday to Fridays . . .
Renowned winemaking team Bruwer Raats and his cousin Gavin Bruwer Slabbert muscled their way into the history books when an unprecedented eight wines from the Raats stable received the coveted 5-star rating in the Platter Guide. No other winemaker has ever managed this accomplishment in one year, since South Africa’s most definitive wine reference guide was first published in 1980. In addition, they were also named Winery of the Year. Leading the Platter party is the highly acclaimed MR de Compostella 2015, a magnificent Bordeaux blend produced by Raats and winemaker friend Mzokhona Mvemve. This wine has consistently impressed local and international wine critics since its maiden vintage was released in 2004, with this being its fourth consecutive five-star rating. Bruwer’s latest collaboration with cousin Gavin Bruwer also got the nod from the Platter judges with two wines under their B Vintners Vine Exploration Company label receiving five-star treatment. This vine exploration initiative was launched in 2014 and has quickly won over consumers and critics alike. Both the Haarlem to Hope 2016 and Liberté 2016 hit the sweet spot for Platter. Raats further maintained his reputation as the South African Chenin King with all three of his Chenin Blancs making the list, namely Eden High Density Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2015, Raats Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2016 and Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2016. Raats Family Wines have always been passionate and unwavering in their support of Cabernet Franc as one of the most underestimated grape variety in the country, if not the world. With both Raats Family Cabernet Franc 2015 and Eden High Density Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015 receiving five stars, they have most definitely silenced critics and are bound to gain many more enthusiastic followers for this varietal. “This is obviously incredible news and I am very happy that our whole wine portfolio has shown such depth. These eight 5-star ratings are the results . . .
Engen has launched an exciting new partnership with Edcon’s Thank U loyalty programme. According to Engen’s Head of Retail, Seelan Naidoo the partnership is another way that Engen is putting customers first. “By partnering with one of the most popular rewards programmes in the country, this initiative will offer Engen and Edcon customers additional value and more ways to earn loyalty points,” says Naidoo. In order to earn Thank U points customers need to swipe their Thank U card at participating Engen service stations, before payment is processed, when purchasing fuel. “Customers will receive 150 Thank U points for every litre of Engen Primax Unleaded or Engen Dynamic Diesel purchased. The points are restricted to the purchase of fuel and do not include the purchase of products from an Engen QuickShop or any other services available on an Engen forecourt,” explains Naidoo. Loyalty programmes have developed significantly over the past few years and research has shown that consumers often plan their monthly budget around their reward programmes. “We are very excited to be partnering with Edcon and believe that this initiative, along with our other loyalty partners such as eBucks, will continue to give our customers more reasons to visit Engen forecourts,” adds Naidoo. PLEASE NOTE: In order to ensure that you earn points, customers must ensure that they swipe their Thank U cards BEFORE payment of the fuel is processed. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The new Parskuip neighbourhood marketplace at Windmeul Kelder in Paarl is a gourmet delight with a wide selection of fresh, seasonal produce and local delicacies. The marketplace resembles an old-fashioned pantry with shelves jam-packed with delicious products. With a range of proudly Paarl produce ranging from olives to creamy cheeses, homemade jams and preserves, a stop at the Parskuip market will definitely give your kitchen cupboard a boost. Meat lovers can select from gourmet charcuterie, prime cuts of meat, farm-raised poultry as well as traditional South African biltong and droëwors, while a selection of fudges and nougat will satisfy any sweet tooth. Other items for your basket include specialist coffees, marinades, drizzles and dips, while grapes and even indigenous waterblommetjies can be found on the shelves in season. Parskuip is also ideal for gift shopping and you’re guaranteed to find something for young and old. Beautifully crafted wooden toys, pretty packaged braai spices, hand-made purses and hand bags, organic pamper products and obviously award-winning wines from the Windmeul cellar will leave visitors spoilt for choice. According to cellar master Danie Marais, Windmeul is committed to craftsmanship, not only with their wines, but also in the produce stocked in Parskuip. “The art of creating something with passion and excellence is something that has almost become extinct in our society of instant gratification, but fortunately the appreciation of craftsmanship is slowly making a return. Consumers are increasingly looking for artisanal products that have been crafted with care. It is also very important for us to support local businesses, which focus on sustainability and most of our suppliers are located in close proximity to Windmeul,” mentions Marais. The Parskuip neighbourhood marketplace is open from Monday to Friday (08h00 – 17h00) and on Saturday from 09h00 to 15h00. There is a special kiddies’ play area, which makes it an . . .
CROWD FUND SOUTH AFRICA'S FIRST CARBON FIBER ACOUSTIC GUITAR Johannesburg, 10/30/2017 - Proudly South African made carbon fiber acoustic guitar, one of very few companies in the world in a rapidly growing global sector. Needs a successful crowd funding campaign to initiate the start up phase and secure orders for the first production run. It is hosted on gogetfunding and the campaign ends on the 2nd of November at midnight a short campaign duration was chosen in order to generate a sense of urgency and call to action. The intention is to raise funds for the campaign which is held in South Africa, to reach the goal we need as much local as well as international support as possible. Bringing the company to life, we want to implement a social responsibility upon the business. By giving the entirety of proceeds generated from every 10th instrument manufactured to a partnered, legitimate social welfare organization as a way of thanking the crowd funding Heroes and their generosity in bringing this concept to life. There has been a successful crowd funding campaign in the past (July 2016) which brought a carbon fiber instrument to market in the USA, it reached its goal in 1 day from excellent PR. https://gogetfunding.com/petzerguitars/ Please help spread the word. Chad Petzer Unit 5, 57 Long Street Kempton Park 1619 Gauteng, South Africa +27644068001 email@example.com FB - @petzerguitars Twitter - @PetzerGuitars IG - @chadelz Photo: Kyle Quintao Designer, builder holding product guitar Photo: Kyle Quintao YouTube: https://youtu.be/r6xArp2CT6Y CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on HELP CROWD FUND SOUTH AFRICA'S FIRST CARBON FIBER ACOUSTIC GUITAR here: https://gogetfunding.com/petzerguitars/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PetzerGuitars?s=09 Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/petzerguitars . . .
There are few designs as instantly recognisable as the iconic SMEG retro fridge. Conceptualised in the 1990s as a nostalgic homage to 50s refrigerators, this design stole the hearts of consumers the world over, showing that household appliances can indeed be both functional, and downright sexy to look at. Over the years, SMEG has collaborated with some of the world’s leading designers and architects — finding ever new ways to marry state-of-the-art technology and fabulous form. Weylandts are extremely pleased to be partnering with this iconic brand. The 50s style retro toaster and kettle will be available at all Weylandts stores, while the 50s retro fridge with blackboard slate finish will be stocked at Green Point and Fourways. However, any available SMEG product can be ordered from Weylandts. Speak to your favourite store consultant to find out more. Items to excite: 50s Retro Style Slate Fridge R39 999 2 Slice 50s Retro Style Toaster Available in Black |Cream |Red R2 299 50’s Retro Style Kettle Available in Black | Cream | Red R2 399 Browse: https://www.weylandts.co.za/product-tag/smeg-appliances/ Website: www.weylandts.co.za Facebook: facebook.com/Weylandts Instagram: @weylandtshome Hi-res images on request CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 26 October 2017 – KaChing, the innovative ticketless way to pay for your parking, announced today that they are expanding their footprint of retail parking sites. Customers at the Mall of Africa will be able to pay for their parking using KaChing as of Thursday 26th October 2017. KaChing uses automatic number plate recognition cameras and smartphone app technology to make paying for parking so much more convenient. "KaChing offers all people who park a massively more convenient way to pay for your parking. You no longer need to take a parking ticket, you don’t need cash, there are no queues to pay, and you have no hassle with change or lost tickets.” Says Mike Clark, Business Development Executive of KaChing. KaChing allows parking customers to use flexible payment options such as pre-pay, top up or credit card payment to securely pay for their parking. In addition to ease of payment, the app also gives customers the security to track their parking activity online, and the option to connect multiple vehicles to one account. KaChing first launched on a commercial pilot basis in 2016, and is available at Melrose Arch, Thrupps and Morningside Shopping Centres in Johannesburg to mention only a few of the growing list of properties offering ticketless and cashless parking solutions Clark goes to say “We are also proud of the fact that in the past year, there have been zero car thefts from KaChing users. Our technology significantly improves your vehicle’s security while you park. The pre-paid option is also proving a winner with 60% of our users paying through pre-paid.” Signing up for KaChing is easy and effortless; you can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. All you need to do is register with your vehicle number plate, load your pre-paid account, or choose the credit card option. It is a simple drive IN drive OUT experience. The number plate recognition cameras at each entry and exit automatically pick you . . .