(Johannesburg April 2019) Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t have to be cold outside to catch a cold, a summer cold is not a thing of the past. Similar to a winter cold, you will experience sneezing, runny nose, a fever and congestion among other symptoms. With the heat it becomes unbearable, soon you will be looking out at a perfectly sunny garden with a box of tissues in your hand. With the unbearable heat from a scorching sunny day or winter night, there is nothing worse than using a rough tissue when wiping your nose, leaving your nose dry and flakey. This is why Kleenex® have redesigned their Calendula range to include protective BalmCareTM as part of the new Kleenex® Balsam experience. The new Kleenex® Balsam tissues include extracts of Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Calendula, giving you the superior soothing experience for the toughest colds. The Balsam tissue is part of the Kleenex® 3 Ply range. They are available in pocket size for convenient access and in a box for everyday use in the office and at home. The tissues are designed to leave behind a micro-fine layer of calendula, a balm which soothes the nose and helps prevent it from becoming sore and red, ideal for when you have a cold or hay fever. “You can now enjoy the pleasures of not worrying about a dry and flakey nose around your friends and family knowing that Kleenex® has your toughest colds covered. With Balsam infused tissues available make sure you have your Kleenex® tissues wherever you go,” says Li-Anne Hide, Family Care Marketing Manager from Kimberly Clark. By having a mixture of Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Calendula, infused in the Balsam pack it doesn’t allow for the burning sensation, it soothes your skin and leaving you at your positive best. Kleenex® Balsam tissues are available from all leading retailers and pharmacies at a recommended selling price of R24.99. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Historically a fishing and boat-making community, the small town of Macassar in Cape Town is branching out to farming. The Cape Agency for Sustainable Integrated Development in Rural Areas contacted Kwikspace about providing alternative building solutions that are prefabricated and modular for these emerging farmers. The emerging farmers of Macassar farm vegetables in tunnels and needed office space as well as a vegetable processing area. With Kwikspace’s innovative products for any sector requirement, they had the solution – two double-wide modular units. Each unit is 15 m in length by 7 m in width. Kwikspace is a specialist relocatable building manufacturer in South Africa. Their modular construction double-wide structures can be used for industrial, residential and commercial applications. They provide the ideal space without the costs of building fixed premises, providing a significant saving for either long-term or short-term applications. All electrical fittings like lights, light switches, plug sockets and required cabling come standard with each Kwikspace office. With over 50 years’ experience in manufacturing modular buildings, Kwikspace is Africa’s largest manufacturer. They offer exceptional service, fast delivery and an extensive product offering of both standard and non-standard products. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Why you must attend the Annual Debt Collection Conference 2019? Do you know what are the current challenges and opportunities facing the debt collection industry? And are you aware of the latest developments and how to negotiate credit risk, governance and compliance, data analytics, technology, customer engagement and a host of other issues impacting on the industry? If you want to learn more, know more and be part of a better and more successful debt collection environment, then attending the Annual Debt Collection Conference 2019 is a must this year. The event taking place on 22 & 23 May 219 at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg will provide an ideal educational and social platform for professionals from financial institutions, debt collection agencies, call centres, micro-lending, credit bureaus and service providers to explore the current debt collection environment to attending delegates. 5 EXCELLENT REASONS WHY YOU MUST ATTEND THE DEBT COLLECTION SOUTH AFRICA CONFERENCE: 1. TRUSTED ORGANISERS – Trade Conferences International hosted 11 debt collection conferences in the past 16 years! TCI with a focus on the banking industry, has brought to life cornerstone events on micro finance, payments, mobile banking, call centres, cloud computing, data analytics, credit, loan origination, customer engagement. 2. INNNOVATIVE AND UP TO DATE TOPICS – Topics will cover the current landscape and outside issues effecting the industry such as FinTech, technology and automation, the rise of digital, data analytics and segmentation, customer engagement and KYC, and debt collection & credit risk management. 3. EXCELLENT SPEAKERS - With more than 30 industry specialists on the speaker panel, TCI left no stone unturned to make sure that who you see and experience on stage are the best of the best. 4. POSITION YOURSELF AS AN EXPERT - If you are active in your industry, you can develop a reputation as an expert to your peers and your clients. Those . . .
A Little Horse Called Pancakes and the Big Scare Candice Noakes-Dobson returns with her 4th instalment in the A Little Horse Called Pancakes Book collection – A Little Horse Called Pancakes and the Big Scare. This story is adapted from real-life characters and events within the Cape Town horse-riding community. Set against the backdrop of an all-important dressage competition, the story sees the legendary miniature horse taken ill by a life-threatening sickness. Disaster is averted by the love and care of AnnaB, once again illustrating the amazing bond between human and pet, before Pancakes finds a unique way to repay her love. “We are so excited to also feature South African dressage superstar, Nichola Mohr, in this story too. She has been such an inspiration to AnnaB, and is living proof that with hard work anything is possible,” says Candice. Nichola is currently in Germany with her horse, Callaho Winston, as they prepare to hopefully be the first South African born horse and rider team to compete at the Olympic Games. As with the other books in the series, this story hopes to inspire not only a love of reading in children, but also a love for all living animals and how powerful these friendships can be. All proceeds from the book are donated to SARDA (South African Riding for the Disabled Association). For more information about Pancakes and the adventures that he and AnnaB get up to on a daily basis please follow them on social media: Facebook – @pancakesbookcollection Instagram – @alittlehorsecalledpancakes CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
South Africa is gearing up for the introduction of a carbon tax from 1 June this year in a bid to tackle climate change, following the tabling of the Carbon Tax Bill in late November 2018. Contending with the impact of climate crisis and broader issues of environmental sustainability will soon be an economic reality for every South African. It’s the most significant, coordinated step yet in the country’s transition to becoming a greener economy. With a developing economic and regulatory framework encouraging people, business and industry to reduce their carbon output, environmental businesses have been given a small gap to apply their technologies to help companies optimise their carbon footprint. The benefit will be not just greater ecological performance and sustainability; an environmental revolution will be a significant driver of new jobs and develop new skills within South Africa. Among the leading companies internationally on the front line of the fight against climate change is the Veolia Group. In South Africa, Veolia has been behind many of the country’s most progressive recycling and reuse projects in the water treatment industry, from the 47.5 ML/day Durban Water Recycling plant, to Distell’s 95% self-sufficient wastewater treatment plant in the Western Cape. In addition the Water Technologies division, the Group also comprises specialist Waste Management and Energy Recovery divisions, all working together to reduce carbon dependence and optimise resource use and management to bring the circular economy to life. In 2018 alone, Veolia installations produced nearly 56 million megawatt hours of green energy and converted 49 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. #LivingCircular: Realistic solutions, making a positive impact Under the banner of #LivingCircular, Veolia has partnered with a wide and growing assembly of companies, initiatives and innovators as the fight against CO2 emissions is becoming more organised. “A . . .
PRETORIA, GAUTENG, 10 APRIL 2019 – Returning to popular Tierpoort Adventure Farm, South Africa’s biggest WARRIOR event was a day of adrenaline-pumping action, epic family fun and loads of excitement for participants of all fitness levels. The third instalment of the 2019 Toyota WARRIOR Series, powered by Reebok, was a massively-successful, sold-out event that saw over 3500 men, women and children of all ages, shapes and sizes face the best OCR trails in Gauteng. The event also saw little adventurers experience the specifically-designed 1km, 8-obstacle course and exercise their bodies and minds to #BeMore because it’s never too early be a WARRIOR. The highlight of the event was the high-action, Black Ops Elite race, that saw ‘new contender’, Bradley Claase storm ahead of Thomas van Tonder (RedBull) who finished second, and Claude Eksteen (Air Team) who took third place, to seize his first ever WARRIOR victory by a margin of 32 seconds and 1 minute 57 seconds respectively. Said Claase after his maiden win– “What I once thought was impossible has become a reality. I finally have a WARRIOR Race Black-Ops Elite win. What a day, what a race and what a feeling! I have learnt that achieving a goal opens up the mind to new possibilities.” In the Women’s Black Ops Elite race, 2018 WARRIOR Series winner, Trish Eksteen (AirTeam) took the podium 2 minutes ahead of her team-mate, Nadene Cahill (AirTeam), with Cindy Wills (OCT South) who took third position, 10 minutes behind Eksteen. In the Commando Elite men’s race, a 10 km, 22-obstacle course, Sphelele Hlengwa took first place (47m20s), Kelvin van Wyk came in second (49m47s), and Samuel Schollash took third place (45m57s). The women’s race was won by Helge Herbst (1h24m07s), in second was Elzani Lotter (1h25m20s), and taking third place was Tate Stewart (1h25m20s). The shortest and most fun-packed race of the day, the Rookie, saw young athletes crawling, climbing and jumping through the course. The Rookie . . .
WONDERFUL things can be made out of waste, and The Park Boulevard Centre is calling for primary school learners from Grade 1 – 7 to enter their Recycling competition, where one gets to repurpose items from recycled materials. This competition focuses on the 3R’s of the waste hierarchy’ – recycle, re-purpose & reuse - to show how learners can give waste a new lease on life. Learners are invited to create either 2D or 3D reproductions, which can be individual and unique, and made entirely of used or recycled materials. This is such a great opportunity for schools to teach the children more about recycling and reducing waste while having fun. The aim is to re-purpose from one form of use, to another. Your inspiration could come from recycling plastic bags and turn them into a weaved handbag (when scrunched); or turn a 2L cool drink bottle into a pot plant holder or bird feeder. Be sure to get your entries in before Friday, May 24th. Not only will The Park Boulevard Centre display your creations in Etchings Gallery, but you also stand to win R1 500 cash and R5 000 for your school. Remember, the focus is on ensuring that your recycled or repurposed item can be reused. Basic judging criteria will be on the effective use of recycled or repurposed materials and creativity. This shouldn’t stop you from having fun while coming up with innovative, creative ideas, showcasing your final product. Go to www.parkboulevard.co.za for more terms & conditions. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Too often learners are pressured by having their heads buried in books and fail to learn the fundamental skills of life. Enter, Food Lover’s Market at Springfield Retail Centre who have formulated a programme, in conjunction with teachers and learners from Golden Hours School, to provide the children with real world skills by learning “on the job.” According to Regional Manager, Deryck Scharneck, “This programme has been implemented to provide learners with exposure to the real world, everyday life in the retail space. These skills range from assisting in the bakery, butchery and learning about merchandising, by assisting with the in store layout and floor management, right down to how to effectively pack and display merchandise.” Undertaken on a weekly basis, small groups of learners spend roughly 2 hours in store, engaging in a range of store operational areas, learning through play and being exposed to real life situations. Golden Hours School Principal, Rowan Hornby stated, “The children are thriving by being hands on in this sort of environment. It not only allows them to get out of the classroom but stimulates them so much so, that, once back at school, they enjoy the rest of their day. It also allows their days and weeks to not be so mundane and gives them something to look forward to.” Golden Hours School, based in Durban North, is a special needs school not only dedicated to educating their learners but are also passionate about providing pastoral care and emotional development. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
University of Johannesburg official Nomsa Mahlangu has been recognised for her contribution to varsity sport by being elected president of the Federation of African University Sports. The senior director of sport at UJ, Mahlangu won the election with a big majority when it was held in Entebbe, Uganda, last month. "There were four of us in line for the post, but Ibrahim Bangura from Sierra Leone withdrew on the morning of the election," said Mahlangu, who became the first woman president of the continental body. The federation is internationally known as Fédération Africain du Sport Universitaire (Fasu). She will hold office for four years and said she was looking forward to her term as she hoped to improve the standard of university sport on the continent across the board. "I believe there are some important times ahead of us and our goals going forward are to unite the varsity sportsmen and women in Africa," said Mahlangu. "We feel that university sport needs to play a bigger role in using research to improve our overall performances." She added that she was honoured to be appointed the first female president of the federation. "Hopefully this can pave the way for future developments because there is a need to open doors for more women, to empower them and to encourage them to hold these sorts of positions of responsibility." The federation is the governing body of university sport in Africa and was founded in 1971 by 10 African countries to improve the development of university sport on the continent. Mahlangu said there were 28 members in Fasu and they were divided into five regional zones. "It has been an associate member of the international body (Fisu) since 2007 and has the General Assembly as the supreme governing body. This body determines and controls the general policy of Fasu." She added that the General Assembly met every two years, while the executive committee comprised seven members, elected for four years by the . . .
Top level speaker panel for annual debt collection get together With a top level speaker panel representing the main role players in the debt collection arena, this years’ Debt Collection South Africa Conference, promises yet again to be one of the highlights on the event calendar for debt collection and credit professionals. The conference hosted by Trade Conferences International (TCI), will be held on the 22 & 23 May at Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg. Speakers from companies such as FutureSoft, Emerge, Registered Communication, Consumer Profile Bureau, Ninzi-Connect Software , Debt Rescue, DebitCloud, SAS SA and many more will address delegates on the latest opportunities and challenges facing the industry. From the regulatory side the Council for Debt Collectors of South Africa, Micro Finance SA and the Credit Ombudsman will also share the speaker podium. The conference features an updated programme, giving prospective delegates a new view on factors impacting on the debt collection environment such as technology, AI, debt collection strategies, data management, legal frameworks and new regulations for the debt collection industry. Ryno van Ellewee – MD of Trade Conferences International – said this event has in the last three years attracted over 350 attendees and exhibitors from the service provider side. “Our experience as organisers in dealing with the credit industry for more than 15 years, puts us in a position to fully understand the needs of the industry”. Apart from debt and credit professionals sharing their know-how, experiences and insights with delegates, attending will also create an excellent opportunity for networking. Van Ellewee said personnel from banks, credit providers, debt collection agencies, call centres and service providers will benefit by attending. With last year’s event a big success, we once again invite all professionals dealing with debt collection to join us - Trade Conferences . . .