As Grade 12 learners sit for their mid-year Matric examinations, the period has been reconfigured to merge the February/March supplementary exam with the May/June National Senior Certificate Exams. KST, shares five top tips on how learners can prepare for the upcoming examinations in order to achieve maximum results and urges learners to take ownership of their studies thorough effective exam preparation. 1. Committing to a study regime: It’s important to set goals from the beginning of the year; one of these goals should be in developing a realistic study timetable. It is essential to commit and stick to the timetable. Don’t be caught cramming at the last-minute preparing for an exam, start at least a week in advance. 2. Be a proactive participator in class and study groups: If you don’t ask, you won’t know and will remain disempowered. In order to learn new things, asking questions should be your key priority. Remember: there is no such thing as a stupid question; the stupid question is the one that remains unanswered. Be inquisitive and curious about your subjects, you will learn and understand so much more than what is in the textbook. 3. Use technology and social media wisely: There are educational chat groups available on the internet, broadcast (TV and radio programmes) and on social media platforms such as WhatsApp. Be careful not to use these sources simply for casual pleasure, balance your usage on these platforms and monitor the amount of time you spend on them. 4. Sleep: You need at least seven or eight hours of sleep a night to function. Tests and exams are designed to be thought provoking; this will demand a high span of concentration. If you are sleep-deprived, you will battle to remember your revision notes or work. 5. Use all the resources at your disposal: Resources go beyond the library, computer labs and equipment. Your educator is an incredible resource that you need to take advantage of. Don’t be intimidated by your educator, feel . . .
2019 is well underway, and Cheap Nigeria Flights is gaining traction. A flight aggregator tailored toward Nigerian travellers, the start-up is making a name for itself in the African travel community. The site’s easy to use service and extensive flight options are attracting attention not only in Nigeria but across the African continent and beyond. Cheap Nigeria Flights strives to provide the best and most affordable flight options to African travellers while keeping the process as simple and streamlined as possible. While the site is tailored specifically to Nigerians, it offers flight paths all around the globe. It compares flights from most major international airlines, as well as local Nigerian airlines including Arik Air, Azman Air, Air Peace, and Dana Air, amongst others. The simple user interface allows users to search for flights using several simple search parameters. The results page compares flight options from all partner airlines and allows users to further customise their search with a series of filters. The platform offers flights to and from most notable Nigerian Airports, as well as between the vast majority of major destinations worldwide. This has made the site an incredibly strong option for Nigerians seeking affordable aeroplane travel both within their county and internationally. Cheap Nigeria Flights is currently offering affordable flights with most of the top airlines and flight providers in the world. Some of the notable international flight carriers include: Africa World Airlines Virgin Atlantic British Airways KLM South African Airways Air France Lufthansa Ethiopian Airlines Kenya Airways Emirates Airlines Etihad Airways Delta Airlines Qatar Airways Singapore Airlines Fly Blue Crane Some of the notable Nigerian airlines include: Arik Air Azman Air Dana Air Air Peace Cheap Nigeria Flights offers flight paths to and from all corners of the globe. With a clear focus . . .
The Madibaz women's team faced some tough Varsity Hockey challenges over the past two weeks, but coach Andrew Beynon believes they are better for the experience. The Nelson Mandela University outfit did not win any matches in the tournament, but gave an indication of their potential when they narrowly lost 3-2 to Wits in their final play-off. Beynon said they would now turn their attention to the Eastern Province premier league, using the Varsity Hockey exposure to continue developing their overall play. "We were by far the youngest group at Varsity Hockey and we have gained a huge amount of experience," he said. "Playing hockey at this level can only benefit the group of players we have." He added that the performance against Wits gave Madibaz something on which to build. "Wits had, in fact, beaten Maties, who were top of the log, the day before and so for us to put in that sort of performance is highly encouraging. "The group remained positive throughout the campaign and full credit must go to them." Turning to their premier league campaign, Beynon said the team would be boosted by the availability of some senior players who could not play in the Varsity Hockey tournament. "That will bring some energy into the group," he added. "The reality is that we are in a building stage, but every opportunity to perform gives more confidence to the group and allows the players to grow." With a big focus on building consistency in their performances, he said they knew there would be some tough games in the premier league. "We obviously want to do well in the league, but there are some good teams out there and sides like Gelvan, Uitenhage, St Peters and Crusaders will provide testing competition. "The players are also looking ahead to the USSA [University Sport South Africa] week in July and I feel the Varsity Hockey experience will stand us in good stead. "More training in the build-up to the USSA tournament will benefit the . . .
Alexander Road will be hoping to take their momentum from recent schools matches into the PE Central leg of the SPAR Eastern Cape Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge on Sunday. The tournament will take place at Alexander Road in Port Elizabeth, with the winners qualifying for the provincial finals on July 27 and 28. It will be a busy weekend for the competition as the East London Inland edition will also be held on Sunday, at Kingsridge in King William’s Town. Alexander Road coach Kyle Schimper said their team had changed from the side which won the PE Central title last year, but they had settled down well. "Scoring six unanswered goals against Victoria Park this past weekend has definitely assisted our confidence in the goal-scoring department, which is crucial in the shortened version of the game," he said, referring to the format of 20-minute matches. "The big tactical challenge is finding the balance between attack and defence. "Most teams tend to want to go on all-out attack but this can sometimes have a negative effect as an unexpected breakaway or counter-attack can lead to a goal against you." Schimper felt they would come up against some strong challengers on Sunday. "Collegiate will be the big test in our pool and teams like Pearson and Woodridge always have strong hockey teams. "Framesby is another team you cannot underestimate with their impressive improvement over the last few years." Having won the East London Inland tournament in the three years since its inception, Kingsridge coach Mark Taljaard is expecting fierce opposition from their rivals in King. "It is going to be tough because someone else wants to win it now and we will have a target on our backs," he said. "It’s not the best position to be in. We will obviously be aiming to win again, but we know it won’t be easy and we can’t take anything for granted." He added that teams such as Queenstown Girls’ High and Aliwal North would be serious contenders. "But . . .
Ricoh SA awarded DocuWare Diamond Club membership for fifth consecutive year Ricoh SA has, for the fifth consecutive year, been awarded membership of DocuWare’s EMEA Diamond Club. Membership is reserved for the top 10 resellers in the region. “We are continuing to explore the opportunity in helping businesses, particularly SMBs, in the South African market to digitalise their processes,” says Jurgen de Jongh, head of National Office Services in Ricoh SA’s Enterprise Services Group. “Document management services are helping enterprises of all sizes to bridge the gap between hardware and software that enables technologies such as cloud, data analytics, machine learning, and more.” Ricoh SA was awarded membership for its commitment to providing DocuWare solutions and services in Southern Africa. De Jongh says 80% of these solutions are currently on premise with 20% being in the cloud. “Demand for cloud-based solutions is definitely increasing but, while telecommunications and networking infrastructure in South Africa has improved extensively in the past three years, there are certain geographies where access may hinder adoption.” He says that Ricoh SA’s success with customer adoption of DocuWare solutions hinges on, among other elements, the close relationship the companies have formed in the region and the enhanced services and extensive support that encourages. “David Malan, the regional sales director for DocuWare Africa, is a former Ricoh SA employee,” says de Jongh. “Besides the close global co-operation of our two companies and all the benefits that bond provides, we also have an excellent local working relationship that allows us to maximise the benefits we are able to deliver to customers.” De Jongh adds that, while Ricoh SA lives the values of the company based on what it calls The Ricoh Way, being love your neighbor, love your country, love your work, DocuWare’s values gel perfectly and are also captured in the local business’ . . .
Veolia Water Technologies South Africa has been awarded the contract to design, manufacture, supply, deliver, install, commission and put into service a new pump station in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni. The pump station, which will become ‘Engine Room 3’ at the Boksburg plant once complete, will supplement the existing pumping station’s water capacity by approximately 600 ML/day, increasing the plant’s daily capacity to 1 100 ML. Awarded the contract via tender, work on the project commenced on 7 January 2019 with the design phase expected to begin and complete in the first half of 2019. The scope of work includes all mechanical and electrical equipment and parts, including design, procurement, installation and commissioning. Minor civil works outside the main pump station building also form part of Veolia’s project responsibilities and include concrete valve chambers and underground pipework for the cross connection pipeline, the fire water pipe network and the domestic service water system. The manufacturing and procurement phase, expected to take 17 months, is scheduled to begin in June 2019 and run to November 2020. Installation will begin in February 2021 and completion by October that year. Commissioning and operation will follow with project conclusion, expected by early January 2022.. “We will be importing specialised instrumentation and electrical equipment from Germany and the USA,” says Chris Braybrooke, General Manager: Marketing, Veolia Water Technologies. “This equipment pertains to specific brands not manufactured in South Africa, although they will all be sourced via local companies.” He adds that the MV motors, pipes, valves, electrical and telecom cables will be locally produced, and will meet the stipulated minimum threshold for local production content. All civil requirements will be subcontracted to a third party, as will various other activities, to ensure that Veolia complies with the South African government’s Preferential Procurement . . .
TOKARA Shiraz releases wild herbs and berries in your glass TOKARA Shiraz 2017, the latest red wine to be released from this acclaimed family owned Stellenbosch wine estate, is a deliciously juicy wine made to share. Crafted from TOKARA vineyards on the foothills of the Simonsberg, this barrel-aged wine presents a cacophony of flavours leaping from your glass. You’ll find succulent plums, blackberries and briar fruit with subtle notes of dried herbs, black olives and rosemary. The characteristic spiciness associated with Shiraz becomes evident on the palate supported by vivid red berries and plums. Fine chalky tannins leave a lasting, dry finish. TOKARA Shiraz 2017 drinks beautifully slightly chilled, or enjoy it with roast pork loin, quail or duck breast. It has a cellar door price of R120 per bottle and is available at leading stores countrywide. For more information or online wine purchases, visit www.tokara.com. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Kingsridge coach Mark Taljaard is expecting fierce opposition when his team chase their fourth straight title in the East London Inland leg of the SPAR Eastern Cape Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge on Sunday. The tournament will take place at Kingsridge in Kingwilliamstown, with the winners qualifying for the provincial finals on July 27 and 28. It will be a busy weekend for the competition as the Port Elizabeth Central edition will also be held on Sunday, at Alexander Road in PE. After their run of success, Taljaard knows they will be a marked side. "It is going to be tough because someone else wants to win it now and we will have a target on our backs," he said. "It's not the best position to be in. We will obviously be aiming to win again, but we know it won't be easy and we can't take anything for granted." He added that teams such as Queenstown Girls' High and Aliwal North would be serious contenders. "But in this format any of the teams have a chance and it means you have to play with care in the pool games. "We do try to put the pressure on from the start because an early goal puts you on the front foot, but you also have to take into account the strengths and weaknesses of your opposition." Taljaard said the girls enjoyed the SPAR tournament, which gave them a chance to face schools they might not normally play. "It's great exposure for all the girls, with good competition but all played in the right spirit." Alexander Road will be hoping to take their momentum from recent schools matches into the PE Central leg. Coach Kyle Schimper said their team had changed from the side which won the title last year, but they had settled down well. "Scoring six unanswered goals against Victoria Park this past weekend has definitely assisted our confidence in the goal-scoring department, which is crucial in the shortened version of the game," he said, referring to the format of 20-minute matches. "The big tactical challenge is finding . . .
Originally launched in 2016, AVK Southern Africa’s training academy has now certified over 700 engineers, distributors and students in South Africa’s only ECSA-accredited valves training courses. The two-day training courses consist of two Training Modules, the Valves Fundamentals Course and the Advanced Valves Course, which each contribute 2 CPD points, and is hosted at AVK Southern Africa’s purpose-built Academy in Alberton, Johannesburg. The most holistic and intensive course of its kind in the country, it covers everything from valve testing; installation, operation and maintenance; and manufacturing methodology to applied theories of fluid pressure, fluid flow and field applications. The course material is applicable to the complete range of industries, from water and wastewater treatment and distribution to mining, power generation and oil and gas. The Academy includes a wide variety of sample valves, as well as an innovative flow lab that provides a hands-on demonstration of valve performance in a water circuit. Training can also be conducted at customers’ premises, and has been conducted as far north as Zambia. For more information on upcoming training courses, contact email@example.com. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Unmatched in potential; Mediatech is an experience which visitors immerse themselves in, leaving invigorated and inspired by the possibility of opportunity and a fast forward glimpse into the future. Registration for Mediatech Africa 2019 is now open and delegates can sign up at no cost by completing the online registration form (https://bit.ly/2uxLaXq.) before 12 July. For those who miss the pre-registration cut off there is onsite registration – an option which costs R100. Local and international industry authorities will be showcasing the tech trends driving progress in the world of media and entertainment and the 2019 expo is the ideal platform to keep step with the changes that have transpired over the last two years. The highly specialised biannual B2B trade show attracts buyers, top decision makers and influential visitors and combines the latest technology with live demonstrations, presentation zones and special events and it’s the ideal forum for networking. Add to this the show specials coupled with the event’s unparalleled entertainment value and there are more than 10 good reasons to be at the 10th edition of Mediatech Africa. According to the organisers, the visitor count achieved two years ago exceeded 7 500 delegates and there’s no reason to believe this year will be any different. The event will once again be at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg and will run from 19 – 21 July. Speaking about the 2019 event, Exhibition Director Simon Robinson says, “The tech deployed by the media and entertainment industry is profoundly progressive with a significant aggregate of development in motion since the last Mediatech. This growth is proportional to the excellence potential of the industry. This year visitors should be prepared for more creativity, inspiration, and innovation than ever before. Mediatech Africa will offer a glimpse into the future - where technology is driving disruption and distinction.” Familiar show highlights returning in 2019 . . .