What do you need to help you get ahead in your career? Leading local job portal Careers24 is inviting South Africans to tell them, and stand a chance of winning a big boost in their #FashionYourCareer project. “We are very excited about getting behind four ambitious people to boost their self-assurance and propel them towards their dream positions”, said Shaun Clarke, brand manager of Careers24. “Their prizes will include a style consultation by a professional stylist and the clothing to professionally fit their individual personality as well as a global, modern CV that defines and articulates each individual's brand and skills.” In addition to this, there will also be a certain amount of budget allocated towards whatever the winner has defined as their requirement to get ahead. Entering the competition, which runs until 30 January, is super easy. All you have to do is to make sure that you are registered as a candidate on Careers24 and send an email of no more than 280 words to email@example.com, telling them what you need to fashion your career and why you should win. To register on Careers24, go to https://www.careers24.com/candidate/register/ Visit Careers24 at www.careers24.com or follow @Careers24Jobs on Twitter and like the Careers24 Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Careers24. Visit https://careers24.readme.io/page/competitions-terms-and-conditions for Terms and Conditions. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
A new year calls for a clean slate, to start afresh and to move forward in our personal and work life keeping in mind our physical and mental well-being. There’s no better neutral than powerful, fluid and sensitive silver to kick off 2019. We have chosen steely Silver (38) as our January colour of the month and the colour to prepare us for the new year. In a time where emotional intelligence and mindfulness are increasingly taking centre stage, this is what Empowered by Colour has to say about the benefits of illuminating silver: “The colour silver is fluid, sensitive and mysterious. From a colour psychology viewpoint, it signals a time of reflection and a change of direction as it illuminates the way forward. It helps with the cleansing and releasing of mental, physical and emotional issues and blockages as it opens new doors and lights the way to the future. With its reflective and sensitive qualities, silver inspires intuition, clairvoyance and mental telepathy. It reflects back any energy given out, whether it is positive or negative.” Plascon Head of Decorative Marketing, Katlego Kondlo comments, “As we shift into 2019 amidst a flurry of predictions from researchers and experts analysing trends of every business sector and of course, the political landscape, at the top of our minds are the trends for our homes and workplaces where we will spend most of our time over the next year.” Plascon Silver (38) is part of the overarching Essential Collection and falls within the Urban Colour Story from the paint manufacturer’s newly launched 2019 Colour Forecast. Driven by global connectivity, social media and shaped by exposure to new cultures, artful industrialists are taking colour off the canvas and onto their walls. A clever combination of industrial motifs and splashes of colour are set against a cool, concrete backdrop to give undeniable energy and street cred. Cementitious and stable, Silver (38) is the perfect backdrop for the urbanite looking to carve . . .
REMOVE ME: Mahala Johannesburg 19 January 2019 - You definitely don't want to miss out on the best way to kick off 2019! If you’re a cool cat, you will know about Woodstock! In the summer of 1969 Woodstock made history through its three day music festival, which was held on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains, northwest of New York City. The festival attracted more than 400, 000 people, who gathered in the name of peace and music. It was unexpected and at the same time, gave rise to the notion that human beings are inherently good and peace loving; and music is the food that feeds such souls - plus, we all need a day or three out of the city. Boutique Farm Festival 2019 (#BFF2019) offers you just that - a three day festival with more than 20 of South Africa's greatest music acts, hosted at the Tweefontein Melkery farm, conveniently located just off the R21 between Pretoria and Kempton Park. Unlike Woodstock, we want to manage expectations and are starting out small. We have made 400 tickets available to the public, which includes free camping for three (3) days and to ensure your comfort, we promise you enough showers and toilets. Bring your friends, your tents and get ready for an unforgettable three day weekend from the 25th to the 27th January, 2019.#BFF2019 brings you a three day festival of 20 of South Africa's greatest music acts, hosted at the Tweefontein Melkery farm, conveniently located just off the R21 between Pretoria and Kempton Park. We want you to be part of the best crowd the bands could ever hope for but we also want to ensure your comfort, hence we are only making 400 tickets available. This includes free camping for the 3 days, so bring your own tents. ***** TICKETS ***** Buy your tickets @ https://tickets.tixsa.co.za/event/boutique-farm-festival-2019 R375 per person or R555 per person including festival shirt. No under 18s. No day tickets. Some good news! We have decided to reserve a limited amount of walk-in . . .
Johannesburg , 19 January 2019- December 2018 has come and gone and we find ourselves in January 2019. This however does not mean the end of the holiday period in South Africa. As such, many South Africans, as well as tourists from across the world, will be making their way to different parts of our country. Hotels are usually at full capacity during peak season and service is the order of the day, just as it is in any other part of the world where tourists flock to for their annual holiday break. During this time, hotel rooms are in high demand, all the time, for earlier check-ins. As a partner to the hospitality industry, Servest collaborates with its clients to find innovative and effective solutions to ease the pressures during the busy season. Maalikah says, “As a service delivery agent, we motivate and reward our colleagues to do their best in the time they are given, with the least amount of disruption to our clients.” At this time of year, the industry is under even more pressure than usual, and any mistake from service providers reflects negatively on the image of our client’s brands, a responsibility that Servest takes extremely seriously. As the end user, this being the hotel management, it often costs them in having to provide their guests with gratis products, food and favours, if a room is not ready on time. This inter-dependent cycle of turning over rooms, is an economic model in its own and can make or break the reputation of a locale. Having a dependable cleaning team, is therefore as important as any other component of the hotel’s offerings. This brings to mind the in-sourcing versus outsourcing debate, with the latter still being favoured, particularly in the hospitality environment, as it is much more cost effective when you do the maths with respect to HR matters, uniforms, cleaning equipment and products; as well as the daily management of the function. “We often have hotels who have in-sourced employees, request additional workers . . .
2019 will be a year of consolidation for British Investment Group, PFE International and the companies within its group - Durban-based Van Dyck Floors and Hammarsdale based truck tyre recycler, Mathe Group and PFE Extrusion, which produces polypropylene fibre and bulk continuous filament yarn. For managing director, Dr Mehran Zarrebini, and the approximately 700 employees across the group, it will be business as usual with further major investments still on the table but likely to materialise only in the longer term. “We’ve done quite a bit of investment over the past five years, so it’s a matter of leveraging off this and trying to ensure that whatever capacities we’ve brought on stream can be fully utilized. During 2019, we’ll be taking a consolidative approach and focusing on improving efficiency and productivity, Zarrebini explained. He pointed out that, during 2018, economic difficulties that impacted negatively on the manufacturing sector as a whole. These were a continuation of a downward trend from previous years. While some issues that had contributed towards a volatile rand and spiraling raw material and production costs had been locally instigated, global geo political issues that had impacted on emerging markets and over which South Africa had no control had also increased pressure on local producers. He cautioned that there were no quick fixes and 2019 promised to be another challenging year. However, he remains cautiously optimistic and noted that both international investors such as PFE International and local manufacturers needed to take a longer term view of recovery. “Both existing investors and those considering coming into this country can’t be myopic. There may be challenges but there are also a lot of opportunities to generate growth. We are in a similar position to 2008/9 and we need to take a 10 to 20-year view rather than a shorter, five- year approach. Right now, it is a question of mitigating risks in a turbulent landscape. . . .
The Chux brand is growing in popularity around South Africa, try some of their fabulous products like the Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth. It is a super absorbent, super strong, reusable cloth and machine washable. Ideal for all types of cleaning tasks in and around the home including washing up, soaking up spills and dusting. Here are a few life hacks that will solve a few of those tricky cleaning situations; The strong Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth can be used to clean up any spill when little mistakes happen. Simply wipe, rinse, wring and repeat. Dust surfaces, wet your Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth to wipe surfaces super clean, wring the cloth and wipe again – wet and dry with one cloth! Give your garden furniture a good wash with the super strong Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth, put it in the washing machine and use again. Wipe up water and steam on surfaces in the bathroom. Rain and muddy foot prints on the floor? No problem simply wipe with a Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth! The recognisable yellow, Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloths have a million uses, make sure you always have one nearby at all times. Chux® helps makes the big chores smaller. Chux® offers an extensive range of quality cleaning accessories to help you tackle any cleaning challenge around your home. Regardless of your preferred cleaning routine, no matter the mess … there’s a Chux® for whatever life Chux® at you. #ChuxSouthAfrica #LikeItNeverHappened #forwhateverlifechuxatyou For more information on Chux® visit www.chux.co.za or www.facebook.com/ChuxSA/. Chux® can be found at selected Spar, Pick n Pay Family and OK Foods stores nationwide. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
First,Understanding Your Laptop AC Adapter DC power or direct current is required to operate your laptop. However, the adapter that is supplied with your laptop is referred to as an AC adapter. This is because the adapter is responsible for converting the AC or alternating current provided into the wall unit to direct current in order to facilitate the functioning of your laptop. When the laptop AC adapter is connected to your device, it provides an advantage of mobility to it. However, there could be occasions when your laptop might fail to function in its usual way even when the adapter is connected to it. This condition could arise when the adapter is faulty. You can conduct few tests to ascertain whether an issue with your laptop AC adapter is there or not. When you place an adapter into an electric socket, usually the LED present on it starts glowing. Similarly, when this adapter is connected to your laptop, its lights too start appearing. If both of these lights or any one of them fails to glow, you can be sure of some impending problem. You will need to try working out with another wall unit. If the adapter fails to work there as well, it can be ascertained that there is some problem with it. However, if it works fine and so is your laptop then you can be sure of some problem in your first wall unit. Second,take good care of your Laptop AC Adapter You cannot work with a faulty adapter. So, if there is some problem with it, you either need to get it replaced entirely or get it repaired. To take good care of your laptop AC adapter, you need to remember these points: The cords of your adapter should bend too much. When they're bent too much damage can be caused to their internal wires leading to short-circuit.Do not keep your adapter in contact with water. You need to keep these devices far away from water sources. If you unfortunately broke your laptop ac adapters, chances are you are looking for a cheap replacement since ordering from . . .
I've heard that you should replace a laptop battery every two years. I've also heard that it should be replaced once it can't keep a very long charge like it used to. At what point should it be replaced? As RedHeat points out, there is no time frame but there is a limit to the amount of times it can be recharged. Today's computers with Li-Ion batteries can be recharged 1000 cycles before replacement is recommended/needed. Unfortunately, no one (I know of) is going to count all 100,000 percents of charging needed to know when to replace the battery. The laptop itself, which could easily keep track of that, doesn't (some maunfacturers make attempts at it but so far, they seem to be less than stellar in their accuracy) So How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Laptop’s Battery No matter how well you treat your laptop’s battery, it will eventually die. If you’re lucky, it will be time to replace your laptop by the time its battery dies. If you’re not, you’ll need to replace the battery. Battery death can seem sudden, but it doesn’t have to. Windows will warn you when your battery reaches extremely low capacity levels, but you can also keep your own tabs on its capacity. Windows Will Warn You Windows doesn’t normally keep you up-to-date with your battery’s capacity level. As you use it and it weakens, you’ll just notice that your laptop doesn’t seem to last as long on battery. Eventually, when your battery reaches a low enough capacity level, Windows will warn you. You’ll see a red X appear on the standard battery icon in your system tray and, when you click it, Windows will inform you that you should “consider replacing your battery.” Windows also says that your computer might shut down suddenly because there’s a problem with your battery — in other words, your battery can’t hold enough of a charge to power your laptop for long when it’s not connected to an outlet. Note that this warning was added in Windows 7, so you won’t see it if you’re . . .
Johannesburg, 3 January 2019 - As the holiday season comes to a close, many of us make plans to ‘spring clean’ our lives, our cupboards, our homes and so much more. However, just as you plan to clean your personal space, de-clutter your surroundings, office managers and those responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of work spaces, should consider the benefits of using the quiet period to give the work or office environment a deep clean. 1. Downtime makes for good organisation While staff are away, there is likely to be very little disruption to the process and more importantly, to the colleagues of the company. The quiet period is the perfect time to get your ‘house in order’, as they say. During the year, when everyone is doing the grind and are too busy to side step their office space or use different bathrooms, it can be a great inconvenience to do more than the required cleaning and upkeep of the office environment. 2. Image is everything First impressions are important. In psychology it is defined as the event when one person first encounters another person, object or scene. In legal terms, a first impression is defined as a first consideration or judgement. In an interview scenario, you are being judged by your employer, however some employers simply don’t think about your judgement of their environment. An unkempt, unhygienic environment does not make for a good portrayal of the work environment and can leave any visitor to the office, with unintended and even unsuspecting forms of a negative mental image of the business. ‘Judging the book by its cover’, is not just a saying, it happens and as beings who are influenced by image, a negative appearance can greatly tarnish the image of your brand - and it does not matter who is affected because word of mouth makes for an impression by everyone with whom this information is shared. 3. Hygiene makes for a healthy work environment Absenteeism from work can be linked to many things in society . . .
With the festive season and long hot weeks ahead of us, the time to dust off the cooler bags for a season of relaxing in the warm sun with friends is upon us. The newest member of the Amstel Lager family, is the perfect sidekick for any of these chilled occasions. Amstel Radler is a beer crafted with real lemon for a fresh new taste that’s low in alcohol and perfect for any kind of chillas. So whether it’s after-work drinks with friends, a Saturday chillas with the gang or just a lazy Sunday afternoon, grab a refreshing ice cold Amstel Radler and be ready for any kind of chillas. Amstel Radler is available at your nearest retailer in 440ml cans. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .