Registration bookings for the Online Retail conference have kicked off on a good note. This top-class 2 day event brings together online retail thought-leaders from all over South Africa under one roof to share their knowledge, experiences and insights with delegates. Attending this event will also create an excellent platform for networking between online retailers and other virtual e-commerce prominent institutions, retailers and service providers in the IT, payment and retail industries. In their presentations, retail and online retail experts will analyse the current South African online retailing landscape and further explore pertinent issues regarding the infrastructure requirements, innovations and technological advancements driving the online retail industry. Delegates are guaranteed an informative, knowledgeable and thought driven conference addressing the current and future growth of online retailing in South Africa. To register for this event contact Trade Conferences International on 011 803 0009 or email Chissola: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on other conferences brought to you by Trade Conferences International log onto our website www.tci.co.za URL: http://www.tci-sa.co.za Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa Facebook: YouTube: Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: . . .
African Directory Services (ADS) has recently launched a brand new product to add to their budding repertoire. The Business Pages (Pro Edition) V3.0 software will be officially launched this April and looks promising. The Business Pages (Pro Edition) V3.0 is a directory software that has 1.5 million business listings from over 10 countries and runs effortlessly from your desktop. The software CD also features an advanced search functionality, with contact numbers, emails, web addresses, business advertisement’s and can accommodate up to 100 users per software CD. Shane Hiralall, a Director of African Directory Services said, “ADS has gained a respectful amount of years in the publishing and advertising industry, along with that comes a great deal of insight, so it’s no surprise that we've created this software solution for businesses locally and abroad.” The advantages of this innovative software is that the Business Pages (Pro Edition) V3.0 is self-efficient and does not require the internet to operate. It has a simple loading process and user-friendly interface that enables easy use and understanding of the product. Director Ruben Ackerman, stated that African Directory Services strives to innovate products with their customers in mind and will continue to be a customer-centric organisation. URL: http://corporate.adslive.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/myadslive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myadslive YouTube: Author: Kirsten Abboy from African Directory Services . Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Two To gain access to None image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Business Pages (Pro Edition) V3.0 Software Photographer: African Directory Services Screenshot of the Business Pages (Pro Edition) V3.0 Software [/l2g] . . .
2012 was a breakthrough year for this innovative and inspirational community co-operative. Based in Mzimela, the Ubunye Co-Operative has been proudly involved in a number of cultural art projects since its inception. Headed up by Chairperson, Patricia Zungu, the Co-Operative has created dramatic and striking works for an exhibition at the KZNSA Gallery, entitled “Intellectual Property”. The group then went on to collaborate with a range of local craft and design teams to create “Yenza” and “Nkanyezi”, two rhinos whose presence as public artworks raise awareness of the importance of rhino conservation. These projects were supported by the Ethekwini Community Foundation and co-ordinated by Umcebo Design. During the latter half of 2012, the Co-Operative worked with info4africa and Umcebo Design to create a range of “Ubunye Hot Pots”. Each Hot Pot is a unique and elegantly hand- crafted beaded plant, making them a true treat for collectors! The beaded hot pots are now available in tin mugs and traditional african pots of various sizes. The Co-Operative has expanded their range of Hot Pots, to include larger clay pots. Looking forward to the rest of 2013, and inspired by their experiences at Design Indaba, the team has once again teamed up with info4africa and Umcebo Design to create “Wild Things”. “Wild Things” are a range of hand crafted animals and insects, decorated with bright beads and eye-catching fabric. These Wild Things are a must for every home, as they bring a particular sense of stylish fun to any room or surface. To find out more about this zany and exciting range of creations, get in touch with the Co-Operative. Website: www.theubunyecoop.wordpress.com Email: email@example.com Tel: 031 260 3052/082 909 7886 Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ubunye URL: http://www.theubunyecoop.wordpress.com Twitter: https:///www.twitter.com/info4africa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ubunye YouTube: Author: Cath . . .
Solomon Kgatle has been appointed operations manager at Kievits Kroon Country Estate, just outside Pretoria, effective 1 March 2013. Solomon joined Kievits Kroon six years ago, when he was appointed front office manager. In March 2010, he was promoted to rooms division manager, and then in August of the same year, he was appointed food & beverage manager for the estate. Forty year old Solomon was born in Soweto Gauteng, and is married with three children. He began his career in the hospitality industry in 1997 with Protea Hotel Midrand as a porter, and worked his way up the ladder. By 2003 he was a front office manager and part of the management team that opened the five-star Melrose Arch Hotel. In 2005 he opened Protea Hotel Mafikeng as a front office manager. Kievits Kroon MD Alan O’Leary describes Solomon as a dynamic and passionate individual who has a genuine love for the hospitality industry. He speaks Tswana, Sepedi, Zulu, English and Afrikaans and prides himself on staff relations. As operations manager at Kievits Kroon he is responsible for ensuring that the hotel runs smoothly and that the guest experience meets expectations. He sees his promotion as “an opportunity to learn and grow” for both himself and his colleagues, and describes the management style at Kievits Kroon as ‘transformational.’ “At Kievits Kroon managers lead by example and encourage change by challenging staff to take more responsibility for their actions,” he says. “After all, working in an organization is about making a difference as a team,” he says. URL: http://www.kievitskroon.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/KievitsKroon Facebook: YouTube: Author: Jeannine Orzechowski from JOPR. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Solomon Kgathle, Kievits Kroon's new operations manager[/l2g] . . .
Cabernet Franc specialist Bruwer Raats has once again proven his supremacy with this varietal with two of his latest releases featuring on the Top 100 SA Wines list, which was released today. The 2011 Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc and the 2011 Red Jasper were both selected during the 2013 Top 100 SA Wines Challenge. Raats was delighted with the performance of his two new releases, which were the first after thirteen years. “The maiden releases of these two wines scored incredibly well in Platter and it really encouraging to see the follow-up vintages continuing their great performance by being recognised amongst the top 100 wines of South Africa. The introduction of these wines forms part of my crusade to make Cabernet Franc more popular. I crafted the Dolomite to make Cabernet Franc more available and accessible to local wine consumers. On the other hand, The Red Jasper is a Bordeaux blend, which is better known amongst wine lovers, but as it is a Cabernet Franc driven blend, it might convince wine drinkers to try more Cabernet Franc as well,” mentions Raats. The judges commented favourably on the Dolomite’s “lovely, classical elegant style” and described it as “welcoming, well balanced and feminine.” In terms of the Red Jasper, named after Raats’ late father, the “ripe, sweet date fruits with some cassis perfume, very appealing tannins and fine acid backbone” ticked all the right boxes with the judges. URL: http://www.raats.cp.za Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Ronelda Visser from Peridot Communications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Three To gain access to Three image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Cabernet Franc specialist Bruwer Raats of Raats Family Wines Photographer: Raats Family Wines Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc Photographer: Raats Family Wines Raats Red Jasper Photographer: Raats Family Wines [/l2g] . . .
When done right technology increases satisfaction and revenue whilst decreasing costs. Many major players in the industry are continuing with their capital refurbishment programmes to keep their products current and to maintain their competitive edge. The Hospitality Technology Conference and Exhibition to be held on the 24 – 25 April 2013 Indaba Hotel Fourways will highlight the issues and opportunities facing the hospitality industry. Professionals dealing with: point of sales, property management, customer relationship management, front and back office accounting, sales, marketing, IT managers, reservations, branding, business development, operations, business intelligence. The conference features 18 speakers. Questions such as why technology is more effective than the voice of the customer, what is the most important piece of guest room technology?, what technology could help us overcome governance issues?, what guest room technology generates the most revenue?, will be addressed at the hospitality technology conference. Speaker companies include: Hospitality Plus, Integr8it, Smoke Care Customer Solutions, Dac Systems, Hospitality Technology International, PricewaterhouseCoopers, South African Tourism, Gijima, Nightsbridge, Micros, Intercept Risk, Pam Golding Hospitality and Tourism, Realdigital.. This conference aims to educate, inform and motivate all delegates who will be attending. It will reinstill what you already know, trigger that which still needs to be addressed, proving that the future of technology holds infinite possibilities. For more information go :www.tci-sa.co.za URL: http://www.tci-sa.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/tcisa Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Trade-Conferences-International YouTube: Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
The hunt for South Africa's top consumer products is on, with the announcement of the call to enter the 2013 FAIRLADY Consumer Awards. The hallmarks of the Awards process are accuracy and fairness in identifying the best consumer products within the 12 major categories featured. This year sees a new face on the judging panel – celebrity chef and radio personality Jenny Morris. Known as The Giggling Gourmet, Morris is one of South Africa's best-loved food personalities, and will join the panel of FAIRLADY Test House judges tasked with the arduous task of trying, tasting and selecting the finalists in the Food & Wine categories. In addition to Morris and independent tester Liz Webb, the panel of FAIRLADY Test House judges includes FAIRLADY editor Suzy Brokensha and FAIRLADY speciality editors Robyn MacLarty (wine), Justine Kiggen (food), Sally Kramer (Test House editor), dieticians Lila Bruk and Kim Hofmann (health), and Tasneem Larney (consumer). In addition to at least two to four speciality judges chaired by the relevant FAIRLADY editor, the Baby and Children's category will be judged by Jenny Collins, editor of Your Baby & Your Pregnancy, and Helen Schoer, editor of Baba & Kleuter. Another food-related enhancement this year is a new award for Best Food Blogger, voted for online by FAIRLADY readers. "The internet and bloggers in particular have become so influential in our decision-making about food, from what to cook for dinner to which brand of dark chocolate to buy," says Kiggen. "It makes sense for us to give our seal of approval to bloggers who are of great service to consumers as a source of inspiration, and through their fastidious approach to their work." According to Brokensha, the number of entries last year increased by 164% from the previous year, and the number of categories more than doubled. "The dramatic growth in the number of entries is the most important endorsement we can get from readers and producers alike. After 48 . . .
Mobile app for new platform gives access to a catalogue of the best wines in South Africa and to all Top12Wines competition rankings Cape Town, South Africa – Top12Wines has announced the immediate availability of its Top12Wines application for BlackBerry® 10 smartphones. The application is now available for download on BlackBerry® World™. The Top12Wines application provides a vast catalogue of the best South African wines along with the results of weekly Top12Wines tastings, and current rankings in 30 categories. Wines are displayed per category such as varietals and blends and can be classified by their rank in the Top12Wines competition. Wine lovers who want to participate in the wine tastings and ranking series have access to purchase in-App tickets for the tasting events organised in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Paris. More cities will be available soon. “We are proud to have been chosen by BlackBerry as one of the apps featured at the launch of the new BlackBerry® 10 platform,” said Frederic Dasse, founder of Top12Wines. “This application will broaden the Top12wines community and will allow everyone to look at the rankings, tasting results and book tastings at any time through their brand new BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone”. An update of the application, which is expected in March, will integrate in-app purchases of any wine bottle participating in the Top12Wines competition. “We are very excited about our application as it demonstrates the powerful capabilities of the new BlackBerry 10 platform”, says Gidon Judes, Managing Director of Cytrus Technology, that company that developed the application. “The integration of the BlackBerry 10 Top12Wines application with the www.top12winesstore.com e-commerce store will offer a rich user experience by bringing more convenience and extending access for nomadic consumers.” For more information on the Top12wines application, visit: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/22019908/ About . . .
January, 2012 Cape Town: BioFire fireplaces South Africa http://www.biofire-fireplaces.co.za/ has announced that it has signed a number of new building contracts for its low maintenance ceramic tile combustion heating fireplace system. The building contracts include building orders in the major metropolitan areas of Cape Town and Johannesburg with potential for more contracts being signed in areas such as KwaZulu Natal, the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, North West Province and the Northern Cape. Alex Wörz, the Sales & Customer Service Manager for Gauteng, had this to say about the growth in the low maintenance closed combustion fireplace system market: “It is testament to the quality of our BioFire fireplaces that we have managed to sign an ever increasing amount of building and installation contracts for our low maintenance closed combustion fireplace system in both the Western Cape and Gauteng.” He further went on to thank all existing BioFire clients “for opting to build one of the few eco-friendly fireplaces that far undercut the European dust particle emission restrictions.” How a Low Maintenance Fireplace System Works A BioFire fireplace has a wood burning temperature of up to 1.000° Celsius. This temperature is significantly higher than other fireplaces available in South Africa due to the ceramic refractory material used to build a BioFire fireplace. This high burning heat ensures that the flames burn to their full potential and leave only 1% of the original volume of wood used to heat the fireplace. Furthermore the ceramic refractory material stores the energy and radiates it evenly for a period of 12-24 hours after the fire is gone. About BioFire South Africa For more information regarding BioFire fireplaces South Africa please contact Alex Wörz via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can request an assessment for your home on their website and a member of their customer service team will contact you to set up a . . .
Longridge wine estate had the opportunity to serve their wines exclusively to some of the country’s top sports personalities during the recent ten year anniversary celebration of the Laureus Foundation South Africa. The function, held at the Sports Science Institute, marked ten years of the foundation’s existence in the country as well as the graduation of the first YES (Youth Empowerment through Sports) team leaders. Attended by dignitaries such as Laureus chairman and former Springbok player and team manager Morne du Plessis, master of ceremonies and presenter John Robbie, academy member and adventurer Mike Horn and a host of Laureus ambassadors, the event celebrated the powerful change that sport can bring to the world. Amongst the ambassadors were Protea captain Shaun Pollock, swimmer Natalie du Toit, Springboks Schalk Burger and Bryan Habana as well as extreme athlete Ryan Sandes, Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe and boxer Bay Jake Matlala. The audience were inspired by motivational speeches by Mike Horn, who is widely considered one of the world’s greatest modern adventurer-explorers and Paralympic swimmer Achmat Hassiem. Horn reiterated the message behind Laureus by emphasising that hope and skills can create significant change. “You don’t have to be a champion to be the best, just be the best that you can be. Nothing is impossible – possible is you and me!” According to Longridge winemaker Jasper Raats, this was an exceptional cause to support. “We firmly believe in becoming involved with campaigns that empower communities and definitely support the ethos behind the Laureus Foundation. We’ve had first-hand opportunity to see the difference sport can affect in a community when we established the Longridge United soccer team in 2007. The team consists of Longridge staff and members from the surrounding communities and belongs to the Stellenbosch Soccer League. They have performed consistently well and had an exceptional year by finishing at the . . .