Becoming an actor/ actress in South Africa South African actress and model, Micharn Pollock, who has featured in international movies and TV programmes, gives aspiring actors and actresses in SA some advice on how to make it one of the toughest industries: 1. Take acting classes – part time workshops are also great if you’re unable to study full time. 2. Sign up to IMDb and keep it updated. 3. Have professional head-shots taken by a reputable head-shots photographer. 4. Audition as often as possible so that you become comfortable with the process. 5. Remember that rejection is part of the process so don’t let it crush your spirit! 6. Build your resume – short films and student films are a great start if you have no experience yet. 7. Practice daily to keep your skills sharp. 8. Make sure you can do both a British and American accent as many international productions filmed in South Africa require this. 9. Once you’re ready, get an agent. 10. Make sure that you feed your agent with new information about projects you’re involved with and new accents/training that you’ve done. For more info on Micharn and what she is up to you can follow her on: Facebook - @MicharnPollockActor Instagram - @MicharnPollock CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort is passionate about sharing its love of food with guests. The resort has recently introduced ‘Anantara’s Spice Spoons’, a cooking school designed to connect food lovers from around the world to Mozambique’s authentic flavours, spices and cooking techniques. Whether a newcomer to cookery who’s hoping to learn the basics or an aspiring chef looking for fresh ideas, Spice Spoons is the perfect place to take the next step on your culinary journey. A wide array of lessons includes fresh produce selection, skill enhancing techniques and masterclasses on perfecting everyday local dishes. Spice Spoons at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort affords rich destination dining, embracing bold flavours from Mozambique’s Portuguese heritage against the backdrop of vibrant African island life. Spice Spoons offers guests the opportunity to work with personal chefs, where culinary adventures start with learning how to choose fresh produce from the resort’s vegetable garden, and progress on to learning how to cook local Mozambican dishes using pre-arranged ingredients with step-by-step guidance from an expert chef. Flavour enthusiasts will also learn traditional cooking techniques, crafting authentic African recipes and sampling their creations during a chef-hosted meal. Spice Spoons cooking classes immerse guests in an authentic experience of local cuisine. One of the more popular dishes is the Prawn Matapa, a Mozambican dish prepared with peanuts and young cassava leaves, cooked in coconut milk with crab or shrimp. This century-old recipe has been passed down from generation to generation and is named after a once thriving African empire. The dish is a firm favourite among local communities who often add a mix of seafood ingredients to create their own unique versions. Hailing from Portuguese and Mozambican culture, piri-piri chicken is another popular pick. This iconic Mozambican dish is a succulent feast of chicken cooked with lemon, pepper, . . .
Terroir Restaurant, situated on the family owned Kleine Zalze Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, has further entrenched itself as one of the top eateries in South Africa by winning a coveted spot on the American Express list of the country’s top restaurants for 2018 and 2019. Now in its 20th year, the American Express Platinum Fine Dining Awards culminate in a definitive list that honours and rewards chefs and restaurants that are delivering the perfect culinary experience. The 2018 Cape Town awards ceremony took place on Monday 01 October at Embassy Hill in Constantia and Terroir took a deserved spot amongst SA’s most exceptional eateries. Terroir is no stranger to accolades, consistently appearing on the list of Top 10 Restaurants in South Africa. Last year Terroir was awarded One Plate status in the 2018 edition of the JHP Gourmet Guide™, acknowledging the restaurant’s “excellent cuisine”. With a string of national awards offered to the restaurant in its 14-year existence, a consistent 4.5 (out of 5) vote of excellence on Tripadvisor and a stream of loyal guests, is clear that Terroir is well deserving of its superb dining status. The picture perfect position under the oak trees at Kleine Zalze Estate sets a laidback tone as does the daily blackboard menu, peppered with perfectly sauced specialities that reflect Michael’s penchant for Euro-influenced dishes with a pared-down and local twist. Terroir opened in October 2004, and is now one of the most sought-after gourmet destinations in the Western Cape – having earned a reputation for outstanding and inventive cuisine and excellent service, with a menu that evolves with the seasons and with the inspiration and direction of Chef Michael Broughton, whose style of cooking is described as ‘deceptively simple’. Terroir is open for lunch from Tuesdays to Sundays from 12h00 – 14h30 and for dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 18h30 – 21h00. Advance reservations are highly recommended. To book call 021 . . .
Woolworths’ TASTE magazine, published by New Media, has won a highly prestigious GOLD Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Award for Overall Editorial Excellence in Custom/Content Marketing. This year’s awards took place on Tuesday, 9 October in New York. TASTE also received three honourable mentions including one for its March 2018 issue in the Best Full Issue category. The title also received honourable mentions in the categories of Overall Design Excellence and Social Media/Community. “Being strategic partners with Woolworths gives us a fantastic opportunity to produce exceptional, relevant and beautiful content. For 20 years the awards have celebrated editorial and digital excellence in brand publishing and we are incredibly proud of the TASTE team and delighted that New Media’s brands and clients continue to be acknowledged on this international stage, alongside the top brands in the world,” says New Media’s Managing Director, Aileen Lamb. Says Woolworths’ Head of Foods Marketing Elizka Ferreira: “Woolworths TASTE magazine is an important part of the Woolworths customer journey and brand experience. The New Media team does an outstanding job in ensuring the magazine and its digital community offer extraordinary value to our readers and that the platforms are truly reflective of the Woolworths brand. I am thrilled that this publishing excellence has been acknowledged through these prestigious awards.” New Media has won 12 Eddie & Ozzie awards and honourable mentions for editorial and design online and in print since 2010. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
NEW BIC® Miss Soleil disposable shavers have been launched for first time teen shavers and young women It’s that time of the year again - spring! The blossoms are in bloom and the air is filled with the aroma of Jasmine and a myriad of other exotic natural perfumes. One automatically feels lighter and overwhelmingly excited with the anticipation of the forthcoming summer, and what it will bring. Teens and young women have packed away the winter woollies and out have come the swimsuits, miniskirts, shorts and tank tops – and the time has come for the summer pamper which includes the purchase of the special razor for that silky-smooth summer look. BIC® Shavers has introduced the new BIC® Miss Soleil disposable shavers to assist teens and young women to get the ‘Swag without the Drag’. “Shaving has traditionally been regarded as necessity, but a bit of a ‘drag’,” said Lillian Henderson, Marketing Director, Southern, East & Central Africa. “In our research we found that shaving is a woman’s least favourite beauty chore even though they love the way their legs feel afterward, soft, smooth and silky. At BIC® we understand this and our range of BIC® Soleil disposable shavers have been designed to meet the needs of woman shaving, this comes through it the ergonomic designed of our handles so no matter what your shaving style the BIC Soleil shaver handle is perfect for you” The new Miss Soleil shavers have been introduced in packs of four with consumers being encouraged to purchase the product and WhatsApp their till slips to a 0822553706 and stand a chance of winning 1 of 250 waterproof bathroom/shower speaker. “The younger consumers will specifically enjoy the speakers as music and shower/bath time go together!” said Henderson. The practise of shaving dates to ancient Roman times, with athletes using pumice stone to achieve a silky-smooth all over skin. In modern times shaving has become an everyday practise for women as hemlines have become . . .
Johannesburg; 11 October 2018; Freddy SA has opened its latest signature Art of Movement store in East Rand Mall. The store opened on Friday the 05th of October 2018 and is the second Freddy store based in the East Rand. For more than 30 years, the Freddy brand has been synonymous with sport and passion for movement, though is currently renowned at a global level for its fresh and creative range of clothing items in both the fashion and fitness arenas. Whether sport or fashion apparel, Freddy understands how to make you feel good about yourself with clothing that offers the perfect fit – and gives a confidence boost that won’t go unnoticed. Says Carmina van Rooyen, PR & Marketing Manager for Freddy SA; “Being able to offer our existing and potential customers more choice when it comes to physical stores is certainly a priority for us as a brand, as we continue to build our offering within the local market. We are proud to be able to open a second Freddy outlet in the East Rand. This Art of Movement store stocks the full Freddy range, including our recently launched Fall/Winter 2018 garments”. Patented technology, special seams, a silicone membrane and striking cuts ensure Freddy’s fashion WR.UP® trousers support and redesign the bottom, modelling, and holding in the buttocks and thighs - guaranteeing a perfect fit. Made in jersey, these trousers are available in different, trendy colours. The Freddy fit is tight, yet comfortable and perfect for everyday life. Furthermore, Freddy’s exercise apparel incorporates breathable D.I.W.O.® technical fabric (dry-in, wet-out), aimed to keep skin virtually dry at a constant temperature. Freddy East Rand is located in East Rand Mall, store: Shop 28, Bentel Ave, Boksburg North, Gauteng. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Family Law Database The Family Law Database is a comprehensive collection of the most recent matrimonial law reports from all superior courts across South Africa. Each one of the law reports is concisely summarised into one or two pages. Apart from the summaries, users can also view the original law reports. From as little as R75 per month this database can be a great add-on for those that are already using LexisNexis or Jutastat. It can also provide excellent value for those who find LexisNexis or Jutastat subscription fees to be too exorbitant. The platform was recently launched on 5 October 2018 at a Family Law conference in Sandton that was hosted by Clarks Attorneys (a specialised family law firm). Delegates at the conference expressed that this was a long-awaited technological intervention within this sphere of the law and a must have for any lawyer who deals with family law matters. The Family Law database platform is plain and straightforward. The cases are assorted under various subject categories, and within those categories, the cases are succinctly described in four to five sentences giving you sufficient information about the case to decide whether you want to read the whole document. It also contains a simple and advanced search functionality. Using the advanced search panel, users can limit their search queries to a specific jurisdiction and within a specific topic. All these functionalities can reduce legal research time that would have otherwise taken 5 hours to just 45 minutes. The service is currently only available via P.C. However, it will soon be available across various mobile platforms. Visit www.matrimoniallaw.co.za to create an account or email email@example.com for more information. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
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Nolan Hoffman says he is always motivated to prove others wrong and that will be his goal when he defends his title in the Bestmed Satellite Classic cycling road race on Saturday. The 110km feature event near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province will see cyclists from around the country testing their fitness on a challenging route which includes the infamous Hekpoort climb towards the end of the race. Renowned as a sprinter, the 33-year-old BCX rider showed he could handle a race such as the Satellite Classic by surging first across the finish line last year. "At this stage of my career I always have a lot of motivation for these sorts of races," said the Cape Town Cycle Tour champion. "I'm not necessarily the favourite on the bookies' list, but I like to prove people wrong. "That gives me motivation to do well again and this is a big race in our programme. "It's a hard route and provides a very good indication of where you are at this stage of the season. "If you can get a good result here, it's confirmation that you have done the hard work and are on track for this period of the road-racing season." Hoffman recently won the Tour de Windhoek and although he said that was something of a surprise, he added he always liked to be in good shape at the start of October. "I will be aiming to push hard in the Satellite to see where I am. A win would be good for the confidence and that is a key element for sprinters." While naturally keen to retain the title, Hoffman said BCX had a powerful unit and they would assess the situation on the day. "All of us will be putting our hands up, but the guys are there to help each other. "We have a young guy like Chris Jooste, as well as Steven van Heerden, so we definitely have a few cards to play. "Deciding who is going to be the race leader is always better than just one person having to take responsibility, and we have a number of title contenders." He felt an outfit such as ProTouch, . . .
Books galore were handed over to delighted children in Diepsloot and residents of an old age home in Fourways on 27 September following a successful book drive held at Montecasino (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino) in partnership with Fourways Review. The drive celebrated International Literacy Day on 8 September, and all visitors to Montecasino were invited to bring a book to share the love of reading with young and old in the community. Says Mike Page, GM of Montecasino, “The response to our drive was overwhelming and our thanks goes to everyone who came to Montecasino and dropped books into our collection boxes. Books are vital for development, learning and entertainment in the young and old, but unfortunately, in South Africa, SA Statistics states that of the country’s more than 15 million households, only about 50% have any books for leisure reading. The joy of reading should be available to all – and our book drive was an effort to make a difference in our area.” The handover at the old age home saw a team from Montecasino and Fourways Review spending time with the residents, with tea, treats and games, leaving them with lasting memories and 50 new reading material. In Diepsloot, the handover of 150 children’s books from the Montecasino collection and 300 puzzles from Caxton’s People Magazine took place at the Safe-Hub, which is sponsored by Montecasino and based at Muzomuhle Primary School. Primary beneficiaries were Grade 1 classes in the school and children of the Holiness Day Care ECD Centre. The handover team from Montecasino and Fourways review read to the children, shared book stories with them, and treated them to snacks and refreshments. “Favourite books are a treasure in any life – and Montecasino was honoured to be part of this valuable initiative,” says Page. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .