(Port Elizabeth) – Prepare to fork out more for your favourite cuts of beef, or go without. This is the word from analysts who predict beef prices will soar beyond 30% this year, as hard-hit livestock farmers battle the effects of a three-year drought while attempting to rebuild their herds. According to Agri Eastern Cape analyst and national vice-chairman of the Red Meat Producers Organisation, Pieter Prinsloo, slaughter figures have declined considerably since January this year. The drought has wrought havoc on the national beef herd, which has been reduced by at least half a million animals to less than 14 million heads over the past two years. Prinsloo explained that when the drought first hit, farmers increased the number of livestock they sent to the abattoirs as they could not maintain their existing herd sizes. The increase in meat stock meant that prices on shop shelves dropped. Now, the prolonged crisis in the Eastern Cape has meant herd sizes are down to a critical mass and need to be rebuilt – and the lack of supply is bad news for consumers. “This decrease in animals sent to the slaughter has led to a price hike in beef of approximately 30 per cent, which is unfortunately much higher than the year-on-year hike of between five and six per cent. This is expected to rise even further in the near future due to the limited availability of slaughter stock.” He said retailers were “trying hard” to contain the price hikes. Farmers, he said, received a share of the consumer rand for lamb and beef of 65% and 56% respectively. “Additional feed costs have escalated on-farm costs tremendously. Some farmers simply couldn’t afford this any more and had to get rid of their breeding stock,” he said. “In the beef industry the effect on food prices is usually delayed by up to 18 months and we are now only reaching the phase of price hikes as a result of the drought.” He said increased input costs had had a devastating effect on many farmers in . . .
Always wanted a good reason to visit Epping? Now you have one: The highly anticipated Weylandts warehouse sale place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th March. With up to 50% off selected furniture and homeware, you’ll want to get there early and be ready for some serious bargain hunting. This warehouse sale that happens once a year is full of bargains. If you’re looking to upgrade your living room or bedroom furniture, or even your patio, now’s the time to do so. This is a sale you won’t want to miss out on – get there early to claim your coveted pieces. The sale takes place at 3 Christian Avenue, Epping and doors open at 9am. It’s going to be epic in Epping! Details: Date: Friday 24th March 2017 (9 –5pm) Saturday 25th March 2017 (9 – 4pm) Address: Cape Town – 3 Christian Avenue, Epping 2 Browse: https://www.weylandts.co.za/epic-in-epping/ Website: weylandts.co.za Facebook: facebook.com/weylandts Instagram: @weylandtshome CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
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If you’ve ever been enchanted by the tranquillity of the Italian countryside or dreamed of how it would feel to stand in the birthplace of gelato, gondolas and soul-stirring art, that dream now has the possibility of coming true. The owners of Gino’s restaurant in Stellenbosch are giving away a dream holiday for two to their families’ hometown of Monte San Giacomo in the south of Italy as part of their 21-year anniversary celebration. The competition is to thank their customers for 21 years of loyal patronage, cherished memories and for being part of the Gino’s Stellenbosch legacy. The prize package includes two return flights from Cape Town International Airport and a seven-night stay in Monte San Giacomo – which lies just east of the Amalfi Coast. “We are proud of the fact that many of our original customers are loyal patrons who still frequent our restaurant; often with their children and grandchildren. This trip is our way of celebrating the 21-year history we share together, and to have two lucky people discover the wonder of Italy and learn about where our authentic taste and flavour comes from,” said owner Domenico Mazza. The competition is run in conjunction with the Zapper mobile payment app. To enter, participants must download Zapper free from their smartphone app store, scan the competition QR code and pay R10 with the app, then answer the following question: How old is Gino’s Stellenbosch this year? Clients can enter as many times as they like until the cut-off date on 30 July 2017. Winners will be announced on 12 August 2017. Ts & Cs apply. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Emergency Locksmith Services in South Africa It is very difficult nowadays to find a reliable emergency locksmith, we know how frustrating it can be to wait hours for a locksmith to arrive on time leaving you without access to your car or home. In this post, as well as our attached infographic you will find information on what you need from your Locksmith in South Africa. Do not be another fool to be taken advantage of, if you use our tips your emergency locksmith situation will improve tenfold. #1 - RELIABILITY I have been part of many a locksmithing company and sometimes there is traffic sometimes there are just no locksmiths available, however, a little secret when dealing with locksmiths is to say the line "I am in need of an EMERGENCY LOCKSMITH urgently" and then insert your reason for needing a locksmith. What this does is tell the locksmith you are dealing with that they are in danger of losing your business to someone who can respond to their call quicker and in time. Reliability is the number one thing us locksmiths pride ourselves in and if we cannot attend to your emergency need in a respectable fashion our reputation goes to the dogs. #2 - EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE One in six locksmiths in South Africa are unlicensed and unregistered, they, however, continue to operate and do work for unknowing clients. Replacing locks, doors or gates can be a costly expense especially when you put the wellbeing of your property in the hands of someone looking to make a quick buck. I have seen many wooden doors destroyed and many steel gates unsafe after an untrained locksmith has been there, a good locksmith will either tell you beforehand that damage to the property might occur or offer to pay for the damage caused by their service. #3 - SECURITY An emergency locksmith should leave you in better shape than when they first meet you, all locksmiths involved in the emergency service should also be experts in the field of household and business . . .
Many people believe that cooking healthy meals for your family is dependant on healthy recipes and using good quality ingredients, but what about your cookware? If you’ve noticed hotspots while you’re cooking, discolouration of your cookware, a mild metal taste in your food or even a funny wobble on a flat surface – you’ve probably got some serious cookware issues. And that’s where AMC shines. Cooking with AMC is for life. Whether it is a literal take on their message by referring to their lifetime guarantee, or cooking the AMC way, which improves your diet and enables a healthy lifestyle. AMC is a cookware brand that has been around since 1968 and is trusted in homes throughout South Africa. Their customers invest in cookware once, and never need to replace their cookware again. Not only does the high quality cookware last and look good, it’s also easy to cook in and easy to clean. The AMC Visiotherm® is a built in thermometer that indicates when to lower, raise your heat or remove the cookware from the stove. And only the finest quality 18/10 stainless steel is used in the manufacturing of AMC. This quality combined with the patented Akkutherm base, enables you to cook the AMC way – using less fat and water than traditional cooking methods. There is a misconception that AMC does not sell individual units, only ready made sets of pots and pans. All of the Cookware is however for sale as individual items. This is essential for the kitchen that already has a set of AMC, but requires an item or two. The AMC range is induction friendly and comes with stainless steel handles. Now meals can be started on the stove and finished off in the oven. AMC also has specially designed sets with a combination of units such as saucepans, stock pots, frying pans and roasters for various kitchens and cultures. The electrified units, such as the 30 cm Electric Frying Pan and Speedcookers® are also South African household favourites. The AMC range of tableware includes . . .
This Spring, put on those rose-tinted glasses and see your style in a whole new hue. Become the most radiant version of yourself with a feminine rose hue and add a little sparkle to your look with delicate stones. Made with stunning materials by skilled craftspeople, PANDORA Rose takes responsibly made, hand-finished jewellery to the next level of elegance. Do shine, do stand out, do be yourself. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Add some history to your kitchen with these gorgeous hints of vintage grandeur. Whether your kitchen is covered in colour, or simple and minimalistic, these pieces will add a classy, interesting edge to the room. Also, if you're in Cape Town and want to source product - we can easily arrange that. With Handles Inc you can easily create a slick designer pad, quirky villa feel, a bathroom haven or a cutting-edge office environment with their quality handles and bathroom accessories. Architects and interior designers know that it’s details like these that make a space truly unique and exceptional. With a collection of over 9000 items to inspire you, Handles Inc has specialist designer pieces personally selected from top global manufacturers. With these exclusive ranges and a design-savvy team on hand to assist, Handles Inc will help you make your home or office a space that reflects your individuality – and a dream to live or work in. For your local stockist visit www.handlesinc.co.za or call 021-422 2322. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Springtime is all about positive energy. So step out in colour, go for your favourite florals, and choose high quality jewellery made with stunning materials by talented craftspeople. Choose bright bursts or pearlescent pastels, and whether you stack, twist, mix or style solo, be inspired by our selection of key pieces launching on the 16th of March 2017. Create your own truly unique item and put your stamp on the season. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Cape Town, 14 March 2017 – South Africa’s discerning luxury consumers can now shop at 150 luxury boutiques on the streets of Italy via Italist, the world’s largest online shopping portal fully dedicated to selling the world’s luxury brands from Italy’s luxury multi-brand independent fashion retailers. This is according to Italist CEO, Diego Abba, who was in South Africa this week to announce the company’s presence in South Africa. He says that without leaving their homes, both men and women will now be able to shop at some of Italy’s most beautiful stores, which have only ever been accessible to South Africans who actually travel overseas and visit the boutiques on the streets of Italy. “Now luxury lovers can conveniently shop for the broadest selection of luxury clothes, shoes and accessories from over 150 premium multi-brand retailers, via the Italist online marketplace,” he says. “On Italist.com the South African luxury shopper will now have access to a wide selection of exclusive products from some of the world’s top luxury brands such as Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Celine, Givenchy, Gucci, Missoni, to the most current designers such as Off-White, Golden Goose and Mary Katrantzou selected from top luxury multi-brand stores.” Furthermore, Italist provides consumers with access to limited edition offerings that are almost impossible to find anywhere else except for in the physical stores in a few cities in Italy. Through Italist, consumers can also enjoy very competitive prices on their purchases, which are priced the same as they would be when purchasing these goods from luxury boutiques along the streets of Italy, but with a better assortment and at lower prices than the rest of the world. “In creating Italist, we wanted to revolutionise the luxury shopping experience for everyone around the world, where they can conveniently browse and purchase premium goods through this one-stop marketplace,” says Diego Abba, Co-Founder and CEO of Italist. . . .