Johannesburg, Gauteng, 29 November 2017 – Servest announced the completion of an R1.4m investment into a complete irrigation system which will improve the quality of plants and reduce growing times at their Restio Ridge growing operation. This is a huge benefit to Servest and their clients. The next phase of investment at Resito Ridge will aim to install a fertigation system to work in tandem with the irrigation system. Servest has also recently completed the introduction of biological control at Restio Ridge, which is a method of controlling disease using other organisms, rather than the traditional spraying of chemicals. Servest operates the largest interior plant growing operation in South Africa, and has two facilities, the main growing operation is called Restio Ridge and is 12km outside Malelane Mpumalanga. On average the growing operation holds approximately. 75000 specimen plants to supply the interior plants division with a steady supply of quality plants. Servest’s growing operation employs 26 staff, and includes a Guesthouse which can accommodate 10 guests and is available to rent. Servest rents land from local farmers for their expanding production which brings benefits to the local economy The intensive growing operation has a minimum of 70000 plants in the ground at any time, with an average growing time for each plant of four years, from the original cutting to the delivery to Lone Creek. Lone Creek is the home base for Servest installation teams; the acclimatisation and holding facility is where at any given time approximately 20000 specimens are stored and where all orders are received and prepared for delivery to the clients’ premises. Servest is unique in that it is the only interior plant service provider in South Africa that has their own growing operations. Servest also has a footprint in the operations used by their competitors and have growing agreements with several other growers in Mpumalanga and Kwa -Zulu Natal. “Our . . .
PRETORIA, 30 November 2017 - With it’s brand new range of beautiful designs, Fox Fable is filling a gap in the baby fashion and gifting market with their luxurious swaddling muslins, and blankets. The range is available through the brand’s own website at www.foxfable.co.za, or at select retailers throughout the country. “The wonders of muslin is incomparable to alternative wraps for babies - with it’s super soft, breathable texture it is perfect for even the most delicate preemie’s underdeveloped skin. With this range of designs - from bold, brights, to soft pastels - baby can now be as fashionable as mommy.” says Angelique du Toit, founder and owner of Fox Fable. Made from 100% cotton, or 70/30 bamboo/cotton mix for ultimate plushness, each item is packaged in a keepsake metal tin - creating a wonderful and easy gifting collection, and memorable unboxing experience for the mum-to-be. Founded in Pretoria in 2017, Fox Fable brings a collection of quality newborn baby products to the fashion-forward mother, using only the highest quality 100% cottons, and bamboo & cotton blends. Visit foxfable.co.za, or connect with Facebook/foxfablebaby CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Can’t make sense of fibre internet? Cell C’s Executive Head: Broadband, Dederick Venter explains what you need to know. Chances are you have seen the ads, the flyers, maybe even met the eager salespeople. Fibre internet is slowly expanding across South Africa’s metropolitan areas, introducing a new level of internet access that really stands beyond compare. Fibre is considerably faster than ADSL and more stable than the wireless signals from mobile broadband. The closest other option is LTE, which itself is blisteringly fast. But fibre is the king of this mountain. This certainly sounds like a good deal, but is it? What is fibre and should you cave in to your family’s calls to have it installed? That depends on what you are looking for, but if you live a connected life, you won’t regret ordering fibre. The traditional way to ferry the digital information of the internet around is to use copper cables, which carry electrical signals. But fibre sends beams of light down long translucent threads. This has several benefits: fibre do not decay as fast as copper lines and fibre is less exposed to interference. It is also very fast, comfortably offering speeds ten times that of ADSL and beyond. Even at its lower end - 10 to 20mbps (mbps is to internet speed what km/h is to cars) - fibre is more reliable. It also has more capacity, so no more fights over who is doing what online and draining all the speed. A 20mbps fibre link can comfortably carry the internet demands of a family of four or more. Through it you can stream HD movies, browse the web, hold video chats with friends and even control a security system - all at the same time. Sold? Great. But first you need to check if you have access to fibre, since networks are still growing their footprint. Consult the map of a fibre provider, such as on Cell C’s C Fibre website. If you do qualify, find a price and package that suits your needs and place the order. There are a few extra facts worth knowing. Fibre has . . .
JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng, Sandton City, 2017/11/28 - African Dermal Science, a black South African female owned startup has developed and launched a premium facial product range for fellow African women which is the first local premium skincare range for women with darker skin tones. Uso, by African Dermal Science is an advanced skincare range scientifically formulated for darker skin tones. This is the first local premium skincare range for women with darker skin tones. Dr Theo Mothoa-Frendo, an African Medical Doctor and Pharmaceutical Expert founded African Dermal Science and her founding partner Kagiso Musi an experienced marketing and communications executive have over the past 3 years, worked with renowned local Cosmetic Scientists, medical doctors and women with darker skin tones to research and develop a world class proudly South African skincare range: Uso by African Dermal Science. Both women are holders of MBAs and have extensive experience in the corporate world thus form a formidable team to take this brand internationally and grow the company. In an exclusive interview with NdiribhoTV, Dr Theo Mothoa-Frendo mentioned that the business really took shape as she based her GIBS MBA on cosmetic affinity studies. “We need products for African women by Africans and we are taking Uso internationally”, said Kagiso, the founding partner. The launch of the brand is being held in the plush Sandton City Diamond Walk and will be available through a luxurious launch retail skinbar where they will introduce customers and retail brands to their range of products. African Dermal Science is inviting all beauty and lifestyle bloggers, vloggers and enthusiasts to come and be the first to experience the beauty of science for African Skin. The retail skinbar will be situated in Sandton City South Court, on the top floor, next to Mont-Blanc. It will be open between 28th November and 4th December from 9am to 8pm daily. Let’s support African entrepreneurs for . . .
With numerous local and international cycling personalities such as cycling commentator Phil Liggett and Olympic Gold medallist Elia Viviani in attendance, the latest ASG store opened in Pretoria last night. With over 1 000 square metres of retail space and an interior created from natural and recycled wood, ASG The Store in Olympus Village is a premier luxury cycling destination. Aside from world-class products, the store houses another ASG BikeScience facility that provides a holistic approach to improving cyclists' performance, health and efficiency. It applies the latest technology in bike set-up, nutrition, injury rehabilitation, training and coaching and a full-time biokineticist is on hand to assist cyclists. A special cryotherapy (exposure to extreme cold for enhanced recovery) room, virtual training centre and spinning studio complete the BikeScience offering. Cementing a collaboration between ASG and Gary Blem, a new technical service centre named ASG Bike Tech by Gary Blem was introduced. As chief mechanic for Team Sky, Blem has worked for some of the world's top riders such as Mark Cavendish, Sir Bradley Wiggins and currently Chris Froome. Another innovation is the real-time Ftech Total Look Lab. This studio provides cyclists the opportunity to create and participate in the live design of their cycling apparel using technology to match their shoes, eyewear, helmets and the like into a desired ‘look'. Speaking at the launch, ASG Group CEO Heinrich Dannhauser said their mission was to offer cyclists a unique, immersive experience and to give them access to top-class local and international products, expertise and best practice. "We aim to do this both through physical stores and, importantly, online." Go to www.asgthestore.com for more information. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
On behalf of PANDORA, we proudly present the launch of the PANDORA Disney Jewelry Collection. The hand-finished jewelry inspired by the Iconic Disney Characters bring this world of magic to life. PANDORA Jewelry has partnered with the world-renowned Walt Disney Company to create the Pandora Disney Jewelry Collection, which is now available in South Africa. PANDORA Jewellery encourages women to see the magic in everything they do and embrace the fun, the joy and the happily ever after with the new Disney jewellery collection; a spellbinding assortment of mix-and-match designs. Innovatively designed and beautifully crafted using high-quality, ethically sourced materials. The Disney delights can be combined with other PANDORA jewellery to weave wonderful feelings and captivating stories into stylings. The vibrant hand-finished charms are inspired by some of Disney’s most beloved characters and we begin the journey with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse with other Iconic Disney Characters to follow soon, inspiring women to live out their dreams. Release your inner magic with what you wear, and make every day dreamy. After all, jewelry is spellbinding on the outside, and equally so on the inside. Just Like You. PANDORA Disney Jewellery Collection from R379. Shop online at www.pandorashop.co.za or visit www.pandora.net or to be inspired, join the PANDORA Club, view the sizing guide or for your nearest stockist. #DOMagic #DOPANDORA #DOSeeTheWonderful PANDORA designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished and contemporary jewelry made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. PANDORA jewelry is sold in more than 100 countries on six continents through around 7,900 points of sale, including more than 2,100 concept stores CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Port Elizabeth – THE Eastern Cape’s leading malls are bracing for the anticipated Black Friday consumer frenzy this weekend, with extended trading hours, assistance from police and traffic officials, and armies of extra staff being brought in to cope with the biggest annual one-day sales rush yet. In Port Elizabeth, the Eastern Cape’s largest shopping centre, Baywest Mall, will boast a midnight Black Friday opening of two major national outlets: Game and Dion Wired. Marketing manager Lindsay Steele said the midnight opening added an element of excitement to what is expected to be the mall’s biggest sales event of the year. “Last year we had a phenomenal turnout, but shoppers were well behaved and snapped up the bargains. This year the participation of stores is even greater, and we’re expecting an even greater turnout of shoppers. “Given that we house the largest array of stores under one roof in the province, were expecting shoppers from as far afield as Grahamstown, Port Alfred, and Knysna,” she said. Rebosis Property Fund head of marketing, Christopher Hutchings, said Black Friday marked the kickoff to the Festive Season period and was fast becoming the event of the year for retailers. “The Rebosis stable includes Baywest Mall, Hemingways Mall and Mdantsane City and as such the Eastern Cape represents a significant portion of our investment portfolio,” said Hutchings, adding that one of the property fund’s objectives was to be the preferred destination for Eastern Cape shoppers on Black Friday. The fund also manages BT Ngebs City. “Our malls bring top brands to shoppers and Black Friday brings the excitement of this global event to local consumers.” Leading the charge in East London is the city’s largest shopping centre, Hemingways Mall, with a 13-hour shopping spree kicking off at 7am and ending at 8pm. “Last year Black Friday attracted more than 60,000 shoppers to Hemingways Mall. We are expecting even more this year,” said Hemingways . . .
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 . . .