African Utility Week to give insight into large power users’ challenges ArcelorMittal’s steel plant in Saldanha, the single largest electricity consumer in the Western Cape, participated in an Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project that has resulted in an astounding R90 million energy bill savings in one year. The upcoming African Utility Week in Cape Town from 14-16 May will give a unique insight into the challenges of large power users, including an exclusive site visit to ArcelorMittal’s Saldanha Works. The Saldanha Works is a flat rolling integrated steel facility that produces 1.2 million hot rolled coil (HRC) per annum. HRC from Saldanha is mainly exported, with approximately 20% sold on the local market. There are three main areas within the plant – iron making (producing liquid iron and direct reduced iron), steel making that has two converter arc furnaces (CONARC), and rolling with a hot strip mill and a temper mill. Energy management strategy To save energy, water and waste at the plant, Saldanha launched a focused energy management strategy in 2010 says Dhesan Moodley - General Manager of ArcelorMittal’s Saldanha Works. He explains: “resources were allocated both in terms of people and capital expenditure. Initially the potential was determined through an existing project list and doing an energy audit on the plant to determine further possible savings. ISO 50001 was implemented and energy management is now part of our daily routines. The energy saved in terms of baseline value of 160 MW was 10.6MW or 6.6% and the equivalent of R90 million in 2012. Moodley says they also implemented various VSD (Variable speed drive) projects that delivered greater savings than expected. “This has proved to be sound technology given the correct application. We are also very proud of our waste heat project at the Roller Hearth Furnace where waste heat was used to replace a diesel heater at the Air Separation plant. We have also done some optimisation . . .
Fotolia presents TEN Season 2’s 4th digital artist, Marumiyan A free PSD of his artwork, "ON", will be available to download for 24 hours on April 10th Fotolia’s TEN Season 2 is taking Internet users on a digital art tour around the world, led by some of the world’s greatest artists. Every selected TEN artist all comes from a country in which Fotolia has offices. Two artists, whose identities remain a secret, will be added to the group of 10 artists, for a total of 12 artists. Once a month, every month, a different artist will showcase their skills and creativity. PSDs from the first three months of 2013, by artists Gustavo Brigante, Soonguy Gwon and Adhemas Batista were downloaded over 75 000 times. This April, Marumiyan from Japan unveils his creation. The PSD file for his design will be available for free download on Wednesday, April 10th, for 24 hours at www.tenbyfotolia.com. Music is his muse Marumiyan gets his inspiration from music: “I love painting sounds,” he says. Even his pseudonym is inspired by its resonance. The Kyushu Sangyo School of Fine Arts graduate was quickly noticed by international design and art magazines such as Juxtapoz, New Web Pick, Artskills, to name a few. With skills beyond his years, the 27-year-old has already participated in several expositions and international art collectives; published a book “Photoshop and Illustrator Artworks”, edited by MdN; and organized the visuals for one of Japan’s biggest live festivals, Minami Wheel. He is a free-lance worker: “it’s easier to create your own signature style,” he explains. His style is decorative, and he uses flowers, animals and women to enhance his artwork. To him, the reflect a natural sophistication which has allowed him to work for clients such as Wacom, Panasonic and NTT Docomo. An artist at heart Born in Fukuoka, Japan, where he still lives, Marumiyan was exposed to art such as painting and drawing by his father from a young age. The family library is full of art . . .
Locker30, a pioneer in online marketing needs, recognizes where the market is going and helps businesses shift their marketing and online presence to the mobile platform. It changes the way businesses are seen by making it easier for customers to find local businesses from their mobile devices and in so doing Locker 30 increases revenue for their clients. Since the methods in advertising have transformed with the birth of mobile internet, every business must have a platform where they can execute an effective channel in place of obsolete and outdated ones. Businesses are at risk of going down the drain if they fail to keep up with the current trend within the mobile market. With more and more handsets being able to access the internet, the mobile web represents the greatest shift in the use of the Internet since the worldwide web began. Today's consumers are increasingly impatient and demand information sooner rather than later and the mobile web allows companies to address this demand. Businesses that do not effectively accommodate the mobile user are losing out on significant opportunities since mobile traffic is less likely to convert to leads due to the difficulties of loading, finding, and accessing key content while on the go. The need for businesses to go mobile increases each day as that market grows in leaps and bounds. Your customers are looking for you, what are you showing them? Don’t let them become frustrated when your website isn't mobile friendly. Locker30 is a mobile marketing company dedicated to making the mobile online world within easy reach of businesses looking to step into the future and increase their sales and visibility. Locker30 helps businesses build a solid customer base and relationship; businesses can interact with clients and in so doing get to know their needs as well as create client databases, reducing costs and increasing efficiency. Locker30 online marketing is entering the market at rock bottom prices as they . . .
MANGO-OMC has been appointed to handle the communications for Topco Media’s prestigious Oliver Empowerment and Transformation Awards. As of 7 March 2013, the short-term contract kicked off to communicate the Awards taking place on 26 April. Says MANGO-OMC MD, Nicole Capper: “We are honoured to have the opportunity to be working with an organisation such as Topco Media and, through the Awards, to be in contact with top-level business and thought leaders.” URL: http://www.oliverawards.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/Oliver_Awards Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oliver-Empowerment-Awards/ YouTube: Author: Naomi Willemse from MANGO-OMC. 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] . . .
Happy Sindane laid to rest in style Bataung donates a memorial tombstone worth R70 000 for Happy Sindane, The initial stone was supposed to be for R30 000 but the Life happy lived deserved a better send off and the CEo Lebohang Khitsane raised the stakes and decided that the gift has to be bigger, more stylish and of a new design. It took almost a day to manufacture the new tombstone in our Katlehong factory in the east of Johannesburg, the pressure was on since the family approval was only received on Thursday afternoon. Our deadline was tight, the team worked overtime to ensure that the tombstone was installed before the 10am funeral in Tweefontein cemetery in Mpumalanga on Saturday 6th April 2013. The tragedy of happy Sindane has truly touched the Bataung Memorials family and we will be donating a tombstone free of charge to the Sindane family. This is a tragedy for the Sindane family, in their time of mourning our prayers are with them. Lebohang Khitsane owner and founder said “This our little way as Bataung Memorial of trying to ease the pain of the family and console them with a dignified memorial tombstone to remember Happy by.” Contact details: Lebohang Khitsane 083 522 1931 firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.bataungmemorials.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/iksouthafrica Facebook: YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrMukansi11 Author: lebo mukansi from Inventors Kitchen Brand Strategy Agency. 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] . . .
Award-winning and provocative playwright Mike van Graan engages in conversation with author and critic Brent Meersman about What it means to be a playwright in South Africa in the 21st Century, at GIPCA’s Great Texts, on 16 April 2013 at 17:30. “Playwrights who actually manage to see their work staged are thin on the ground in South Africa. Van Graan is one of the few practicing playwrights who has had significant success in the past decade with a dozen acclaimed works. He constructs morally complex situations and dramatically layered scripts dealing with highly controversial socio-political topics” comments Meersman. In this staged conversation, Van Graan and Meersman consider what role and function theatre has in the new South Africa, asking if the "well-made play" has become an arcane activity, and how the playwright negotiates a culturally diverse audience and country. Mike van Graan is the Executive Director of the African Arts Institute (AFAI), a South African NGO based in Cape Town whose two-fold mission is to help develop leadership for the African creative sector and to build regional markets for African artists and their creative works. Until recently, he also served as the Secretary General of Arterial Network, a Pan African network of artists, cultural activists, creative enterprises and others engaged in the African creative sector and its contribution to human rights, democracy and development on the African continent. After the country’s first democratic elections in 1994, he was appointed as a Special Adviser to the first minister responsible for arts and culture where he played an influential role in shaping post-apartheid cultural policies. In 2011, Van Graan was appointed by UNESCO as a Technical Adviser to assist governments in the global south to develop cultural policies aligned to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. He was appointed as Artscape’s Associate Playwright and . . .
It was an evening of record breaking at the second leg of the Investec Night Relay on Thursday, with athletes in the running and walking categories registering improved performances. Not only were records shattered on the 21km course around the North End Lake in Port Elizabeth, but event organiser Mike Zoetmulder of Zports recorded the most entries in the three-race series so far. Current leaders and defending champions, Gamble Pharmacy, managed to push even harder this time around after breaking the 2012 course record at last month’s series opener. Their five-man team crossed the finish line another 14 seconds faster to record a winning time of 1 hour 4 minutes and 42 seconds. “They managed to pull this off despite one of their star team members still recovering from the Two Oceans Half Marathon which took place in Cape Town last weekend,” said Zoetmulder. Gamble Pharmacy’s Uitenhage-born Olympic marathon runner Lusapho April did not only take part in the Two Oceans, he managed to clinch second place behind winner Stephen Mokoka. “I took it easy on Thursday after some serious training for the Two Oceans,” said April. He added that the Investec Night Relay was a nice change of pace from his rigorous marathon training. “I really enjoy it. It is just nice to have fun with running from time to time.” April, who will be in Germany competing in the Hannover Marathon, will miss the final race of the series on May 2. “Gamble Pharmacy are more than two minutes ahead of their closest rivals (the NMMU Young Guns who finished second on Thursday), so it will be difficult to close the gap, even without April,” said Zoetmulder. Gamble Pharmacy team member Mariano Eesou was not worried about having to compete without April, as he had confidence in his team. “We have someone lined up to take his place. We might not break a record again, but I’m sure we will be first across the finish line.” Eesou was also thrilled about their latest . . .
Casual Day, South Africa’s most-loved fundraising initiative for persons with disabilities, raised a record amount of R22.2 million in 2012, beating the previous year’s tally by more than R2 million. The final audited amount was recently announced at a roadshow function at the Jaipur Palace in Durban to honour Casual Day’s top performers in KZN. The Association for People with Disabilities (APD) KwaZulu Natal, was named the top performing participating APD in the country, raising donations for over 26 000 stickers. APD KZN Director Sheryl Naidoo received the accolade, thanking all participants for their hard work. Tongaat Hulett received a special award for their support of the APD’s Casual Day campaign. “This is really an incredible achievement,” said Project Leader Celeste Vinassa after the function. “Funds are raised R10 at a time and a tremendous effort goes in, throughout the year, to do fundraising in this way. Not only do the beneficiaries have the immediate benefit of the money they raise, but their donations also help other organisations for person with disabilities all over the country. Our fundraising model is a collective effort that shows that if everyone does something small, it has a huge impact.” APD KZN was one of 300 energetic and dedicated organisations whose fundraisers have brought in over R170 million over the past 18 years. Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities (NCPPDSA), an NPO mandated to improve education, inclusivity, accessibility and social integration for persons with disabilities. The funds are the lifeblood of its national beneficiaries - Epilepsy SA, SA Federation for Mental Health, Deaf Federation SA, SA National Council for the Blind and Disabled People South Africa, each of which participate in raising funds from sticker donations, and sales of caps and shirts. Mac Mia, treasurer of NCPPDSA, explained that fans should take note of exciting changes at . . .
10 legends in empowerment set to accept lifetime achievement awards at the 12th Annual Oliver Empowerment and Transformation Awards Three of the ten 2013 Oliver Legends have just confirmed that they will be attending the Oliver Empowerment Awards to accept their Legends of Empowerment – Lifetime Achievement Award. They are: Dr Mathews Phosa, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele and Dr Mamphela Ramphele. The Legends of Empowerment Lifetime Achievement Award is a new addition to the Oliver Empowerment Awards. “We wanted to acknowledge and honour South Africa’s inspiring leaders of transformation,” says Karla Fletcher Awards Director of Topco Media who organize the awards and publish the annual empowerment publication, Impumelelo. The Legends were selected through a blind nominations process by a Topco Editorial Nominations Committee, which was chaired by the company’s Publisher and moderated by their Group Editor. There was a set list of criteria used in the selection process and these included: Workplace initiatives, documented personal history in terms of empowerment and transformation interventions and efforts towards development and awareness, skills training and sustainability. The other seven recipients of the Legends of Empowerment Award are: Mr Tokyo Sexwale, Dr Rob Davies, Ms Thuli Madonsela, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, Mr Patrice Motsepe, Dr Reuel Jethro Khoza and Ms Maria Ramos. The Oliver Empowerment and Transformation Awards celebrates South Africa's black economic empowerment champions. Recognised as the country’s most influential empowerment awards ceremony, The Oliver Awards aim to identify and acknowledge true empowerment leadership and innovation. In particular, these Awards celebrate companies and individuals in the public and private sectors that are excelling in job creation, entrepreneurship and enterprise development. The 12th Annual Oliver Empowerment and Transformation Awards will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on . . .
ogicSMS a BulkSMS company based in Johannesburg, rewards customers financially for referering new customers. "We find that most of our customers are extremely satisfied with our service" says Yitzi Lipschitz Managing Director of LogicSMS. "These customers are constantly refering new customers through word of mouth. In fact 60% of all new clients come from word of mouth." adds Lipschitz. LogicSMS offers up to 15% commission for referring other customers/friends. The commission extends to all purchases the new customer makes - including purchases well into the future. "Our customers are our most valuable asset and its our highest priority to look after them. They reward us by refering people to us and now we reward them with a share of the profits." Customers are encouraged to promote LogicSMS on their website and will also receive commission generated by the hyperlink. LogicSMS is a WASP with direct connections into the mobile networks, specialising in BulkSMS, Premium SMS, Competition SMS and USSD. For more details www.logicsms.co.za URL: http://www.logicsms.co.za Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Yitzi Lipschitz from LogicSMS. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. . . .