Pier 14 Shopping Centre in Port Elizabeth played host to the final blood drive of National Blood Donor Month last week, under the theme “Every blood donor is a hero”. The drive saw 74 potential donors come forward, which resulted in 52 successful donations and exceeded the South African National Blood Service’s target of 50 units. SANBS public relations practitioner Nina van Wyk said what made the blood drive more remarkable was the fact that over 50 per cent of participants were first-time donors. “Our hope is that they can now be recruited for future blood drives and become regular donors.” According to Van Wyk, the Eastern Cape branch of the SANBS required 3 725 units per month to meet the existing need. “Currently, we are experiencing a blood shortage with only 2.9 days’ stock on hand, while we need at least five days’ stock in reserve.” Van Wyk said the SANBS’s aim was to make blood donation as easy and accessible as possible, which was why the shopping centre was chosen as a suitable venue. “We always experience good support from Pier 14 and look forward to an ongoing partnership.” Sophia Steyn of centre management said blood donation was a vital community service and that Pier 14 was happy to assist in highlighting the work of the SANBS wherever it could. She said those shoppers who gave blood were true heroes. “Donating blood costs you nothing but doing your bit can literally save someone else’s life.” Umhlobo Wenene DJs Amaza Ntshanga and Nonala Tose broadcast their show live from the centre, keeping the public informed with regular updates and encouraging shoppers to get involved. Go to www.facebook.com/Pier14PE to see more photos. For further information, contact Pier 14 centre management on 041 484 1229 or email@example.com. Issued by: Full Stop Communications Coetzee Gouws 041 368 4992 082 575 7991 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fullstopcom.com On behalf of: Pier 14 Shopping Centre More Info: . . .
Raats Family Wines are extending their portfolio of superb wines with the maiden release of the Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2010. This lusty red will be on the shelves of leading restaurants and retailers this month. Widely considered as a Cabernet Franc specialist, winemaker Bruwer Raats continues to be fascinated with this varietal and finds the most perfect vineyard sites to produce the best grapes. For the past decade, Raats has been experimenting with Cabernet Franc and has concluded that the grapes are happier in less fertile soils such as decomposed dolomite granite, which allows the wine to express great purity of fruit and creates an elegant balance. The Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc is testament to the success of this experiment with a luscious display of succulent red fruits, coupled with a beautifully smoky minerality. “I believe that the Dolomite is a great example of this much under-rated variety and represents great value for money. This wine combines ten years of knowledge and experience with Cabernet Franc and can be enjoyed straight away,” mentions Raats. Wine writer Emile Joubert described it as a great bottle of wine. “What a perky, beaut of a vino from the Duke of Cabernet Franc, Bruwer Raats,” wrote Joubert on his winegoggle blog. Although an extremely versatile wine, Raats recommends the Dolomite Cabernet Franc as a perfect pairing partner for pork loin with a plum and Armagnac sauce, beef fillet with truffle sauce, game bird with red wine sauce or any venison such as springbok, ostrich or kudu. The Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2010 retails from R95.00 and is now available at leading liquor outlets in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. Find it in Durban at Durban North Spar, Fusion Café, Meander Fine Wines, Park Lane Cellars, The Ridge Spar and MT Edgecombe Tops, in Cape Town at Buratta, & Union, Caroline’s V & A Waterfront, Wine Concepts Kloof Street, Wine @ The Mill and La Colombe (Constantia Uitsig), the . . .
This week, the Property Poser experts bring clarity to the murky issue of joint ownership for a reader who owns an undivided half-share in a property. The reader writes that the building has two separate entrances and that his co-owner rents out “her” side. He would like to know whether he has any claim to the income generated in this manner. There appears to be some animosity between the parties, with the partner asserting her right to his portion and demanding first option to buy at a price she offers should the reader decide to sell his share. The reader would therefore like to know whether he could simply set the price for his portion and, consequently, what would happen should his partner refuse to pay the suggested price. Any type of co-ownership of property can be very problematic in the absence of an agreement stipulating the rights and obligations of each owner, says Willem Luttig from Raubenheimers Inc in George. “In this instance, it may be necessary to point out certain realities.” If the registration documents at the Deeds Office show that the two parties are in fact co-owners, Luttig says this will mean that each owns an undivided half-share in the property. “Then the property is not simply split in half, with one owner on one side and the other partner on the other.” Strictly speaking, it could also mean that the reader may actually have a claim on the rental earned by his co-owner, as she is technically renting out a portion of his undivided half-share, says Luttig. “Of course, the other side of this argument is that his partner is entitled to have a say regarding what the reader does with his share of the property.” On the other hand, it could be argued that the parties have a tacit or unwritten agreement with regard to the use of the property, says Pieter van Rensburg, principal of Chas Everitt in George. “This becomes problematic, however, if a dispute develops and the parties are pressed to prove the terms of this . . .
Mense is diksels onseker hoe om die vervangingswaarde van hul woning te bepaal, skryf die finansiële beplanner Pieter Willem Moolman. Baie dink dis die bedrag waarvoor die bank dit waardeer, waarvoor dit gekoop is of waarvoor jy dit kan verkoop. Jy sit egter die pot ver mis indien jy hierdie as maatstawwe gebruik. Voordat ons kan verstaan hoeveel huiseienaarsversekering benodig word, moet ons eers verstaan wat jou privaatwoning behels. Dit kan byvoorbeeld die huis self, buitegeboue en vaste toebehore, ornamentele strukture en ontspanningsgeriewe insluit. Hou ook plaveisel en ander bedekte areas van baksteen, beton, teer of klip in gedagte. Dan is daar mure, hekpale, hekke (insluitend masjinerie wat daarmee verband hou), satellietskottels, weerligafleiers, vaste kragopwekkers, boorgatmasjinerie vir huishoudelike gebruik asook septiese tenks. Party dink dis net nodig om huiseienaarsversekering te hê terwyl hul verband nog nie afbetaal is nie. Moet egter nie in daai strik trap nie! Indien jou huis sou afbrand, het jy steeds die dekking nodig om dit te kan herbou. Huiseienaarsversekering beskerm dus jou huis as ’n belegging. Onthou, jy benodig genoeg versekering sodat jou huis teen die huidige boukoste herbou kan word. Die koste van die grond moet natuurlik nie ingesluit word nie. Moet ook nie jou herbouingskoste baseer op die bedrag wat jy vir die huis betaal het nie. Die koste wat jy nóú sal moet aangaan om te herbou, sal heel moontlik van die koopprys verskil of waarvoor jy dit kan verkoop. ’n Vinnige manier om die bedrag te bereken waarvoor jy jou huis moet verseker, is om die totale vierkante meter daarvan met die huidige riglyne vir boukoste te maal. Onthou om die riglyne wat in jóú gebied van toepassing is te gebruik. Dis iets waarmee jou versekeringsmakelaar jou sou kon help. Behalwe vir die grootte en boukoste, kan faktore soos die tipe konstruksie- en messelwerk die eindbedrag beïnvloed. Dink ook aan dinge soos dakkonstruksie . . .
The second round of the Investec Night Relay took place on Thursday evening with records tumbling in 3 of the 4 categories. Held at North End Lake in near perfect conditions given the time of year, the race provided the fastest times in the history of this Business Night Relay Series. Leading the charge was the Gamble Pharmacy team breaking their previous course record in the Men's Relay division by just under 2 minutes to record a very fast 1hr 7min 33sec over the 21km distance. The all ladies team Merrell from Medicus Shoes shattered the previous ladies record held by the Rhino Group finishing in a time of 1hr 31min 39sec whilst the mixed running team from naming Sponsors Investec broke the Mixed category record by almost 10 minutes to record a time of 1hr 17min 45sec. Thursday's event was used to create awareness for the ACVV's Kamvalethu Centre which is the only drop-in centre for street children in Nelson Mandela Bay. Situated in Korsten the centre focuses on empowering the children and their families, getting them off the streets and providing the children with food, clothing and the opportunity to wash themselves and their clothing. Participants and friends of the Investec Night Relay Series brought donations for the centre on the evening. The Series still has two more race nights on the last Thursday evening of August and September. Full results from round 2 are available on www.investecnightrelay.co.za with pictures appearing on the Series facebook page. Online entries for Round 3 are possible on the Series website. More Info: http://www.investecnightrelay.co.za Author: Michael Zoetmulder from Zports . Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Two To gain access to Two image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Antonio Seconds finishes strongly for Gamble Pharmacy Photographer: Sport Action Photography Start on Thursday evening Photographer: Sport Action Photography [/l2g] . . .
The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium precinct will once again be alive with activity on Thursday evening as over 100 business teams take part in the second round of the Investec Night Relay. The event, hosted by the Mandela Bay Development Agency, starts at 6pm from Lakeside and will see walking and running teams tackling the 4.2km laps around the Stadium and North End Lake. Round 2 of the Investec Night Relay series will be creating awareness of the ACVV Kamvalethu Street Work Programme which is the only drop-in centre for street children in Nelson Mandela Bay and is situated just around the corner from the Stadium in Korsten. The centre focuses on empowering the children and their families, getting them off the streets and providing the children with food, clothing and the opportunity to wash themselves and their clothing. On the evening local businesses are urged to support the centre through the donation of food, clothing, toiletries or services. Representatives from the centre will be present at the event to answer any questions which the participating companies may have. All teams will receive a complimentary team photograph with the winners receiving medals and floating trophies. There will be great prizes up for grabs including an iPod Nano, MTN cell phone, jewellery from Havilah and a DSTV drifta from Digicom. The event will start at 18:00 with the lucky draw prizes giving taking place at 20:30. Late entries are accepted at North End Lake from 4pm on Thursday. See www.investecnightrelay.co.za for further information. More Info: http://www.investecnightrelay.co.za Author: Michael Zoetmulder from Zports CC. 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: Walkers set off around the North End Lake Photographer: Sport Action Photography [/l2g] . . .
It’s been 90 years since Curtain & Linens have opened their doors, and owners, Mr and Mrs. Pumplun, are intent on keeping these doors open for many more years to come! This renowned business began in the 1920’s in Somerset East as Levin Brothers General Wholesalers. The business then planted its roots in Evatt Street, Port Elizabeth in the 1940’s. Mr and Mrs Pumplun joined the business in 1981 and took ownership in 1997, which also saw the store moving to Newton Park. Marcel Pumplun joined Curtain & Linens ten years ago and together the Pumplun’s are ensuring that this store continues to serve with outstanding service and affordable quality. Today, Curtain & Linens are the largest stockists of curtaining, upholstery and linen in the Eastern Cape, with branches in Newton Park, North End, Knysna and George. With their own manufacturing facilities, Curtain & Linens guarantee that customers are provided with an all rounded service. They make to order and install a wide range of quilted headboards, roman blinds, swags and tails, and much more to satisfy all decorating requirements. This BEE compliant business has many trained and motivated sales consultants who are managed by Mrs Veona Hitchens. For 90 years this family business has been living true to their slogan, “Where the best costs less!”, and there is no doubt that that Curtain & Linens will provide many more decades of professional service with unwavering standards! More Info: http://www.curtains-linens.co.za Author: Graziella Ventresca-Norton from . 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] 90 years in business Photographer: Marcel Pumplun [/l2g] . . .
Speedweek SA in conjunction with the Northern Cape Tourism Authority will be hosting the inaugural Kalahari Desert Speedweek event at Hakskeenpan in the Northern Cape from 22 – 30 September 2012. The epic club event will simulate the legendary Bonneville Speedweek hosted in Utah, USA and promises South African motoring enthusiasts the experience of a lifetime. Different classes of vehicles and motorcycles ranging from pre-war classics to modern-day supercars and superbikes will be eligible to participate in the competition, which will be a timed race over a track featuring a 7km straight. According to Sharron Lewis, CEO of the Northern Cape Tourism Authority, the first Kalahari Desert Speedweek is yet another mega-event that will showcase the enormous potential of South Africa’s largest province to host extreme and adventure sport events. “The province has a unique appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and Hakskeenspan is fast becoming world-renowned for its exceptional offerings to motoring enthusiasts and scientists alike. The first edition of the Kalahari Desert Speedweek will share the location of Hakskeenspan with the global BLOODHOUND Project, which will attempt to set a new world land-speed record attempt of 1600km per hours in 2014. Obviously, this will draw the global media spotlight to our province, but it will also be a platform to introduce our infrastructure and technical expertise to a global audience and serve as community upliftment opportunity for this area of the Northern Cape,” mentions Lewis. The Mier Community Trust Fund has been established with this purpose in mind and local community members will be trained as marshals and scrutineers for Speedweek. It is expected that between 50 and 80 temporary jobs will be created by the event. In addition, Speedweek organisers will also invest in the installation of a reverse osmosis water purifier to kick-start a water bottling project, owned and managed by the fund. A percentage of the net profits . . .
The Castle Lager East Cape Biltong Festival promises to be a star-studded affair this year with Steve Hofmeyr, Zahara, Theuns Jordaan and Professor being some of the names gracing the stage in Somerset East. These authentically South African artists will be setting the Karoo alight with their performances, thus making the 22nd Castle Lager East Cape Biltong Festival on 13 and 14 July 2012, an event not to be missed this winter. Steve Hofmeyr, a veteran on the South African music scene and one of the biggest names in the Afrikaans music industry, will after a long absence, be appearing at the Festival. Another SAMA winner, the sensational Zahara will also be gracing the stage with her guitar. Her debut album “Loliwe” recently sold a staggering 100 000 copies in barely 19 days. The Castle Lager East Cape Biltong Festival, however, is not only a fun community event, but a proudly South African festival that is about giving back to the area. Every year the profits from the Festival’s Beer Tent, run by the Somerset East Round Table, are donated to a series of organisations that assist the underprivileged. To date, R175 000 has been donated. The Festival boasts over 200 stalls for all to enjoy, from biltong to all sorts of gadgets, clothes and edibles. You can also look forward to great performances by Elvis Blue, Jamali, Emo Adams, Robbie Wessels and many more. The line-up and activities at this year’s Castle Lager East Cape Biltong Festival is certain to set your Karoo winter ablaze! ### For more information on the 22nd Castle Lager East Cape Biltong Festival, please visit www.eastcapebiltongfestival.co.za. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BiltongFestival) and on Twitter (www.twitter.com/BiltongFestival) or contact Marette Liddell on 042 – 243 1333. More Info: http://www.eastcapebiltongfestival.co.za Author: Siyasanga Dilima from Design@Bay. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Three To gain access to Three . . .
Participants in this year’s sani2c, which was presented by BoE Private Clients, will have the first bite at the cherry when entries for the 2013 edition open at noon on Monday, July 2. Organiser Glen Haw said the initial online entry procedure for the largest paired mountain bike stage race in the world would not be the rush-based method implemented for the most recent edition. He said successful applicants would have until the end of the month to enter and pay in full, at which time their entry would be confirmed. “If a team decides to split, they will lose their slot and the remaining member will be placed on the waiting list,” said Haw. “Should there still be entries available on August 1, they will be offered to those on the waiting list. Thereafter entries will open to the public.” He said they would be strictly applying the cut-off of 650 teams for each of the three events (Race, Adventure and Trail), which means not everyone who rode this year is guaranteed an entry. “Unfortunately, we have to be very strict. Over the years we have found this to be the magic number. “Anything more puts us under pressure, especially in the race villages.” The three-day, 250km race through southern KwaZulu-Natal gets underway with the Trail in Underberg on May 14. The Adventure departs on May 15 and the Race the following day. Haw said an estimated 380 riders had completed every sani2c since its inception in 2005. Having started with just 492 participants, the event has grown incrementally with the addition of the Adventure in 2008 and the Trail in 2012. He said the latest incarnation had proved to be very successful. “The three events went extremely well and things generally ran smoothly. “The few problems we had were caused by excessive numbers. Solving this is simple – we just need to learn to say we are full and not be influenced by riders desperate to get into the event.” Despite a waiting list of over 5 000 for this year’s race, Haw . . .