Always wanted a good reason to visit Epping? Now you have one: The highly anticipated Weylandts warehouse sale place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th March. With up to 50% off selected furniture and homeware, you’ll want to get there early and be ready for some serious bargain hunting. This warehouse sale that happens once a year is full of bargains. If you’re looking to upgrade your living room or bedroom furniture, or even your patio, now’s the time to do so. This is a sale you won’t want to miss out on – get there early to claim your coveted pieces. The sale takes place at 3 Christian Avenue, Epping and doors open at 9am. It’s going to be epic in Epping! Details: Date: Friday 24th March 2017 (9 –5pm) Saturday 25th March 2017 (9 – 4pm) Address: Cape Town – 3 Christian Avenue, Epping 2 Browse: https://www.weylandts.co.za/epic-in-epping/ Website: weylandts.co.za Facebook: facebook.com/weylandts Instagram: @weylandtshome CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
(East London) – More than 500 of East London’s poorest pupils in Duncan Village have received a boost in the form of new school shoes. The campaign is the culmination of a R200,000 national rollout by major malls in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape owned by South Africa’s largest black-owned JSE-listed property group, Rebosis Property Fund. Earlier in March, the Rebosis-owned Hemingways Mall, in partnership with celebrated local NGO, Sakhisizwe, handed out 532 pairs of new school shoes to five schools in the Duncan Village area. These were Nontutuzelo, Makinana, Nompumelelo, Lujiza and Masakhe primary schools. “We are honoured to be making a difference to our underprivileged pupils by gifting them with a sense of self-confidence and belonging as they walk the road to an education. The young pupils of East London are our city’s future,” said Hemingways Mall general manager Reinette van Tonder. Instilling pride among pupils would help them to succeed in often-difficult circumstances, she added. According to Rebosis group marketing manager Deborah Bailey, providing school shoes was a tangible and practical solution, giving relief to the children – many of whom cannot afford public transport and are forced to walk long distances each day. “As part of our social and ethical mandate, Rebosis Property Fund has recognised an overwhelming need to contribute positively to communities surrounding its shopping centres,” said Bailey. She said each of Rebosis’s four major malls – Forest Hill City in Centurion, Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth, and Hemingways Mall and Mdantsane City in East London – had carefully selected their beneficiary schools according to need within their respective communities. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Can you solve the mystery and escape in time? The only way to find out is to knock on one of Clue Rooms’ doors from 3 April – 25 June and experience 60min of exhilaration and mystery! Based on a very popular phenomenon, Clue Room is a fun mystery escape game, designed for groups between 4-6 people. Choose between entering the hospital or living room to discover the secrets that lie behind the scenes presented before you. Hear the door shut, the key turning, your heart rate increasing, you’re locked in and need to find the clues to get out in time. Do YOU have what it takes to escape? “Clue Room” something new and exciting, be the first to host a birthday in one of these extreme scenarios. Make your booking at Computicket to ensure you don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime! Times: Monday 3rd April: 14:00; 16:00; 18:00 & 20:00 Remaining Mondays: Closed Tuesday - Friday: 14:00; 16:00; 18:00 & 20:00 Saturday & Sunday: 10:00; 12:00; 14:00 & 16:00 Price: R80 per person Amount of players: 4 min – 6 max Game Duration: 1 hour Find the clues – escape in time! For more information, please visit www.tygervalley.co.za or join our Facebook fan page! CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
(Pretoria) – A sluggish economy has not deterred Centurion residents from shopping up a storm at Forest Hill City ahead of the Easter holidays, with 40 shoppers collectively winning R100,000 in the process. This is thanks to a pre-Easter R100,000 Spend & Win campaign launched recently by the Centurion shopping destination in a bid to excite shoppers ahead of the holidays. "We wanted to do something really big and exciting for Centurion shoppers, and nothing excites more than cash – especially at this time of year," said Rebosis Property Fund group marketing manager Deborah Bailey. Rebosis, South Africa’s largest black-owned JSE-listed property group, owns Forest Hill City. "We have very loyal patrons, which is why we wanted to run a campaign which gave back to them and said 'thank you' for shopping with us." The campaign runs over 10 weeks, with the four winners picked weekly each netting their share of a R100,000 total prize money pool. Over the duration of the campaign, 40 winners will be chosen, each winning R2,500. The competition forms the basis of a major marketing drive by the centre to create brand awareness. To be eligible for the weekly draws, shoppers must spend R250 or more at any shop, fast food outlet or restaurant in Forest Hill City. The final draw takes place on April 27. Prizes are awarded in the form of Forest Hill City gift cards. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Most people work hard for their money, putting it to work so that they can secure a decent future for themselves. But now the Financial Services Board (FSB) is warning South Africans that they should be particularly careful when investing in funeral policies. There are irregularities within the industry. Unfortunately when these irregularities are brought to the attention of policyholders, it is already too late and their money is never refunded. At the moment the only way to stamp out funeral policy corruption and the host of illegal practices involved with it, to adopt a ‘prevention is better than cure’ attitude. In South Africa, there are several companies under investigation, but there are likely to be others who are providing fraudulent funeral cover. Some of these, among others, are Phela Ke Phele in the North West province, Zarra Funeral Home in Limpopo, Lisakhanya Prepaid Funeral in the Eastern Cape, Noah Funerals in the Eastern Cape, Blue Rain Funeral Services in Limpopo and Olitsoe Funeral Services in Gauteng. Make Doubly Sure the Funeral Company is Registered The secret to avoiding falling for these kinds of scamsters hook, line and sinker, according to Jacky Huma of Micro Insurance Supervision department is to ask for an FSP registration certificate from the provider. This Financial Services Provider certificate should be current and valid too. Where there is any uncertainty, you can call the FSB on 012 428 8000 or 0800 20 20 87 for assistance or visit their website. You want to make absolutely sure that the company is indeed registered so that they can provide the particular services you want. Don’t make the mistake of buying funeral cover from someone who appears to be registered to sell only retirement products but they end up selling you funeral products. Get every Query Answered When you’re investing your hard-earned money, you have every right to ask as many questions as you want. Licensed providers have an . . .
MARCH 2017 - A SUSTAINABLE BENGUELA Current ecosystem is the lifeblood of the ‘Ocean Economy’ on South Africa’s West Coast – supporting fisheries, tourism and recreation, and thousands of jobs. Like any living system it needs regular health check-ups, and the best way to do this will be examined in Cape Town this week (22 and 23 March, 2017). Scientists, government officials, business and civil society representatives will consider linkages between the diverse “ecosystem services” provided by the ocean and coastal environment, and how best to measure and monitor both their economic value and environmental health. The workshop forms part of a project by the Benguela Current Convention (BCC) to strengthen the ability of member states – Namibia, Angola and South Africa – to monitor the health of the Benguela Current ecosystem in their own countries, as well as implementing an integrated approach to sustainable ecosystem management across national boundaries. The workshop will also aim to identify gaps in current monitoring activities and data, capacity and resource needs, and how to resolve potential conflicting uses in future. “This is vital to maintaining the sustainability of the economic and social benefits to the people who rely on the ecosystem. For South Africa, this is particularly important, given the focus on developing the maritime economy through Operation Phakisa, which has earmarked a number of diverse projects for the West Coast,” project leader Dr Samantha Petersen said. The productive waters of the Benguela Current support the largest portion of South Africa’s commercial fisheries, with increasing activity in small-scale fishing and aquaculture. The West Coast is also a hub of off-shore oil and gas exploration, a focus area for redevelopment of small harbours and coastal tourism, and home to the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone. It also has a number of significant conservation areas, provides shelter for migratory bird . . .
2017 sees Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) celebrate twenty years of arts business partnerships, with an invigorated focus on growth, research, connectivity and celebration that confirms the organisation’s standing as a leader on the African continent. Conceived in 1997 as a partnership between several South African corporates and the now Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), BASA has evolved over the past two decades to include a wide spread of different stakeholders including 126 business members, the creative sector, organisations within the Southern African region, and a growing slate of project-specific partners. “This is a year of celebration and we’re thrilled to be able to acknowledge those organisations and individuals who have played an integral part in our evolving and changing organisation,” comments BASA CEO, Michelle Constant. “Our vision has always been to elevate the importance of the arts in society, and we are fully focused on that as we prepare for the journey forward.” One of the elements of the year-long celebration is the 20th Annual BASA Awards, in partnership with Hollard. “Our annual awards are always a highlight on the arts calendar – providing a reason to celebrate excellence in business and arts partnerships over the preceding year,” says Andre Le Roux, newly-elected BASA chairman. “This year, however, we will also use the occasion to celebrate all those who have contributed to the growth and success of BASA over the past two decades – our dedicated board members, our founding CEO, Nicola Danby, and Chair Mary Slack, and the pioneering businesses and art organisations that were there from the very beginning. The awards this year will also reveal insights into our strategy for the next five years and so provide a glimpse into BASA’s future.” Celebrating and acknowledging the support of the Department of Arts and Culture will form an important element of a landmark year, which will see BASA focus on four key areas - . . .
Absa is currently running its annual #ConquerAsOne campaign, recognizing outstanding moments of perseverance at the 2017 Absa Cape Epic and have already selected 3 winning moments since the start of the 2017 race. You can follow the rest of the journey as the race unfolds and can connect via social media using #ConquerAsOne Prologue - Freddy Meyer and Neil Fourie What started off as a smooth ride through the 26km of the Absa Cape Epic Prologue, soon took a turn for the worse when Absa Pride riders, Freddy Meyer and Neil Fourie started to experience technical difficulties during the Hoogekraal climb. "Neil's freehub broke, so we had to take turns to push and run up the mountain. We did that for quite some time, until we got about 6km from the finish," Freddy explained. To make matters worse, Neil is taller than Freddy, so each time they swapped bikes in order to let the person who was running, ride again, the seat had to be adjusted. "We were very worried that we were going to miss the cut-off time, but after a while, we eventually found out that cut-off time is 3 hours, which is a bit longer than we initially thought. We could finally relax and complete the last few kilometers with less stress." According to Freddy this experience has helped Neil and him truly understand what it means to Conquer As One, and as a result, they are our #ConquerAsOne moment for the 2017 Prologue. On a seperate note Absa would like to wish Joel Stransky well after his unfortunate accident today, "On behalf of the entire Absa team, we also want to wish Joel a speedy recovery after his unfortunate fall during the Prologue today," added David Wingfield, Absa's Head of Marketing. Stage 1 - Sabine Spitz and Robyn de Groot With temperatures of higher than 35 degrees pushing the riders to their limits and a total climb of 2300 metres - almost twice the height of Table Mountain – it was a tough day at the office for most of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic riders in The 101 km long . . .
With the launch of their 21st instalment this Easter, MTN Joyous Celebration sounds the call for all South Africans and people across the globe to pray for healing. In December 2016, MTN Joyous Celebration joined hands and hearts with The Potter’s House of Dallas, TX, under the leadership of Bishop T.D. Jakes for a memorable and unprecedented recording. This event has given birth to the ensembles’ 21st album, aptly themed “Heal our Land” and comes at a time when our nation and the world at large needs much healing. According to co-founder, Pastor Jabu Hlongwane, the recording and the much-anticipated album is a seed that Joyous Celebration jointly and prayerfully planted together with The Potter’s House. “May it germinate. May it reach every heart across the globe and bear fruits that will bring healing to our land,” he says. “We ask everyone to join us to pray for the healing we so desperately need.” Celebrating over two decades of great, heart-stopping gospel music that has captivated audiences across the world, the internationally acclaimed ensemble will kick off their Joyous 21 tour in Johannesburg, offering a three-night spectacle from 14 to 16 April 2017 at Carnival City Casino. “We are celebrating our 21st anniversary, and there is a lot to be excited about or this year’s tour because we are coming of age. The response we encountered in the USA during the recording and the support, prayers and well wishes from people here at home and across the globe was phenomenal. For this, we are truly humbled and believe that not only will the world receive our latest offering with enthusiasm but will also strongly relate and resonate with the “Heal our Land” message”, states co-founder, conductor and producer, Lindelani Mkhize. “We have come a long way with MTN Joyous Celebration and are proud to be associated with this award-winning ensemble as they come of age with their 21st offering to their multitudes of fans. We have no doubt that this will be the . . .
Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 22 March 2017 -- A new study (download full study) by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Business School provides businesses who are keen to succeed in African and emerging markets with a leadership framework. By examining the leadership approaches of senior leaders and executives operating in multinational corporations in four Sub-Saharan African countries, the study found that despite their significant differences, Western and African business leadership styles can be blended to form an entirely new construct. This hybrid approach, which combines Western pragmatism and African humanism, recognises the importance of fact, logic and the nature of reality, but also promotes the recognition of human-focused and collectivist forms of leadership. While African leadership approaches have often been criticised for being poorly adaptive to increasingly complex globalised economies, empirical data in this study presents an entirely different picture – one of confident, self-assured African leaders effectively heading businesses that are part of Western multinational corporations operating in emerging markets. “The findings of this research point to the fact that senior executives and leaders have moved towards a more humanistic culture without compromising their drive for results,” Paul Poisat, Professor and researcher at the NMMU Business School said. Commenting on the leadership approaches of the senior executives and leaders, Professor Poisat described the new leadership style as a crossvergence of Western and African culture and as the African way of Western leadership practices. Crossvergence refers to an individual’s ability to merge national culture with economic ideology in a way that allows for the creation of a unique value system that is based on harmonious interactions between the two, he explained. “It requires the adoption of certain African leadership characteristics which are used together . . .