Cape Town will be rocking to the sounds of an incredible line-up of alternative bands and artists during the all-day ALTERnatives music festival at Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville, on Sunday, 26 August 2018. The line-up is billed as a first for Cape Town and features eleven eclectic acts from diverse musical genres such as alternative pop rock, grime, garage rock to dark folk and alternative acoustic. Performers include LITHIUM, Polar Dust, TERMINATRYX, OHGOD, Grimehouse, Mark Haze, The Sweet Resistance, The Medicine Dolls, THE ShhArt Ensemble, Isobel and thylasine. DJs Nytrox and Myster-i will be on the decks between band sets. Get ready for a full day of incredible music from 10h00. Food and beverage stalls will be available. DJs Nytrox and Myster-i will spin a wide variety of alternative favourites in between band sets. Tickets are available online from www.quicket.co.za at R120 per person or R150 at the gates on the day. For event enquiries, please contact Dionysius Events at 074-334 1964. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The SPAR Wheelchair Wednesday campaign seems to be getting its message across as it continues to raise awareness about the challenges faced by people with physical disabilities. A joint initiative by SPAR Eastern Cape and the Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities (APD), the campaign has been run every August since 2011. The aim is to motivate local business and community leaders to spend four hours in a wheelchair on Wednesdays in August and to carry out basic everyday tasks. APD chief executive Brian Bezuidenhout said in so doing they wanted to increase awareness and, as a result, see improvements made in matters affecting mobility-impaired people. A total of 1 300 Nelson Mandela Bay residents have experienced spending four hours in a wheelchair since 2011 and Bezuidenhout said there had been some encouraging feedback. Last week it was the turn of Linton Grange SPAR owner Brett Muzzell to spend further time in a wheelchair, having first participated in the inaugural 2011 campaign. "The experience of spending time in a wheelchair is always a humbling one," said Muzzell. "You gain a true perspective of the challenges faced by physically disabled people just to complete everyday ‘normal' tasks. "Nothing is easily accomplished and patience is the key. Every task takes that much longer to complete." Muzzell was able to compare his experiences last week with those he encountered during the 2011 campaign. "Retrospectively, compared to my first four hours in a wheelchair, it appears that things have generally improved within our city," he said. "There seems to be a better awareness of the needs of people with disabilities." He paid tribute to the APD team for getting their message across and encouraging people and organisations to be more aware of the "challenges and requirements necessary to assist the physically disabled". Bezuidenhout said the the participants of Wheelchair Wednesday did far more than just spend four . . .
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14 AUGUST, 2018. Johannesburg, South Africa – MNCapital Africa Advisors (MNCAA) Managing Partner Mansur Nuruddin has authored a new book entitled: “Get Money: A Practical Guide to Capital Raising for African Companies and Entrepreneurs”. This book codifies the author’s last seven years on the front-lines in Africa assisting African companies and entrepreneurs in raising capital. As the Managing Partner of MNCapital Africa Advisors (MNCAA), the author has helped African companies and entrepreneurs raise hundreds of millions of dollars. From a hydro-power plant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to a leasing company in South Africa to a dairy processing plant in Zimbabwe to relatively large banks in Nigeria and Ghana, MNCAA has assisted a wide-array of companies in a multitude of industries raise capital in some of the most difficult jurisdictions on the African Continent. Based on this experience, this guide (1) outlines the types of financing available to African entrepreneurs and explains where and when these types of capital may be accessible, (2) outlines the process for raising capital – including a discussion of the documentation required and suggestions for drafting this documentation and (3) provides a brief discussion on Term Sheets (including a sample Term Sheet) and some advice on negotiating Term Sheets. This guide also lists six tips to assist African entrepreneurs in the capital raising process. This guide ends with a case study of a successful capital raise, which reinforces the importance of and demonstrates many of the tips listed herein. Finally, the Appendices include several on-going funding briefs outlining funding available from funding sources with which MNCAA works. Purchase Options: Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1720902313?ref_=pe_870760_150889320 Kindle Version. MNCapital Africa Advisors (MNCAA) is an African focused financial advisory firm offering corporate advisory, capital raising and market entry services. . . .
Sjogrens Disease ? What is that I thought? As it turned out it turned out that although I knew I had an auto-immune disease that the Drs thought was Fibromyalgia it was actually worse.. I was diagnosed with Sjogrens in 2017 after several years of thnking that I had a severe form of Fibromyalgia. Eventually while researching autoimmune symptoms online I came across a list of symptoms that fitted me exactly- the condition includes dry cough, dry eyes, dry skin, fatigue, joint stiffness, stiffness, swollen lymph nodes, sensitivity to sunlight causing skin rashes. I've alwasy been an outdoor person so the effects of UV caused by Sjogrens were particulalry challenging for me. (http://info.sjogrens.org/conquering-sjogrens/the-sun-and-sjogrens) One day I cam across a UV umbrella which I was a little bit sceptical of at first. But lo and behold I was able to stay out in the sun for a few hours at a time by using it. As I dug more into the effects of UV light which is a natural part of sunlight I was startled to learn that there were far more effects then auto immune! SA has the second highest rate of skin cancer in the world after Australia The rate of all cancer in SA is set to grow by as much as 78% by 2030 Stefan DC, Elzawawy AM, Khaled HM, et al. Developing cancer control plans in Africa: Examples from five countries. Lancet Oncol 2013;14(4):e189-e195. DOI:10.1016/S1470-2045(13)70100-1 I realised there is a huge unmet need to educate people about protecting themselves from the UV light which is potentially harmful to health. And so my company Fresh Oasis Trading came up with the idea of marketing a fashionable yet practicak brand of UV protective umbrellas that have an SPF 50 rating and are recognised by the Cancer Society of South Africa. Thus Groovy UV was born www.groovy-uv.co.za with the intention of highlighting the potential negative effects of UV and provding a simple, smart and cost effective solution. We have a range of . . .
Cape Town, South Africa, August 2018 - With a long tradition as one of the world’s most appreciated sparkling mineral waters, S.Pellegrino has become an essential part of the global fine dining scene. Wherever you find fine food you find S.Pellegrino. For the last 16 years the name of S.Pellegrino has been synonymous with the internationally most recognised restaurant awards, World’s 50 Best, and they have taken their dedication to the world of gastronomy one step further with the S.Pellegrino Young Chef awards, which recently celebrated their third edition. Every year the attention of the entire food world is focussed on the World’s 50 Best awards to see which of the gastronomic legends of the fine dining scene will achieve the ultimate recognition of being crowned first in the world. South Africa’s The Test Kitchen had the honour of taking the 50th coveted spot on the 2018 list at the prestigious ceremony on 19th June in Bilbao, Spain. “It’s amazing to be recognised as a global contender on the restaurant scene,” says chef Luke Dale-Roberts, “particularly because we weren’t on it last year and now we’re back. What is so great is that the World’s 50 Best really is a global award with restaurants from every corner of the world.” However sparkling and glamorous, the World’s 50 Best is about more than the awards ceremony. The five-day programme presents numerous opportunities for food innovation and dissemination of ideas, such as the 50 Best Talks, a culinary thought leadership conference that explores global food developments and restaurant trends. Always at the forefront of initiatives to stimulate progress in the world of gastronomy, S.Pellegrino recently also supported the prestigious symposium ‘Transforming Society Through Gastronomy’ in Modena, exploring the impactful role that the food industry can play in society from nutrition to economic development. With the S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition, the brand takes a pro-active interest in developing . . .
This August Afrika Tikkun is calling on all South Africans who enjoy a challenge - and enjoy cycling - to make a difference by joining the Tikkun Eagles for the 22nd edition of the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge in Johannesburg in November. If you're a cycling enthusiast and were already contemplating doing the race, no matter where you are in the country, you can join the Tikkun Eagles and make sure that your entry fee and race participation goes well beyond cycling on the day. Non-profit organisation, Afrika Tikkun works with partners in underprivileged areas of Joburg and Cape Town to develop youth holistically from 'cradle to career', including nutrition and family support programmes for the benefit of entire communities. To date, the lives of over 230,000 youth across the country have been positively affected by their efforts; and by cycling the 2018 Telkom 947 Challenge as a Tikkun Eagle you will be part of their good work. Afrika Tikkun Group Executive of Partnerships and Marketing, Onyi Nwaneri says, “We work across the areas of education, nutrition, health care and family support because they are all interlinked in the development of a little person. You can’t teach a hungry child. You can’t expect a child in crisis at home to do well at school. You can’t expect a child being abused – physically or mentally – to be able to focus. You can’t assume that a child with disabilities in any form will perform the same as a child without, and you need to equip the families of those children properly too. Taking care of a child’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing will ensure that they become productive citizens, but they need support from benefactors and individuals like us in order to survive, to learn, to shine, to hope and to dream. Joining the Tikkun Eagles team is just one way in which you can get involved and make a difference. There is still so much to achieve, and we can all help!” Afrika Tikkun and its many partners believe that when we invest . . .
Cape Town,15 August 2018 – South African biotechnology company, Green Cell Technologies® (GCT®), today announced it has signed an exclusive global licensing agreement for the world’s largest orange juice producer, Citrosuco, to make use of its proprietary Disruptor™ technology, intellectual property, processes and applicable trademarks. Green Cell Technologies’ award-winning, patented Dynamic Cellular Disruption® (DCD®) process, in conjunction with its Disruptor® technology, is busy revolutionising the modern global food and beverage manufacturing industry. Without using harmful heat or chemicals, GCT is able to assist its clients in attaining higher yields, reducing food waste at source and all without denaturing the product. Because the process results in a molecular flow and allows for 99.99998% of the available active ingredients to be harvested, the company already awarded for its work in the area, believes it is able to provide a commercially viable solution to the world’s future food security needs through its technologically advanced extraction and its New Product Development (NPD) capabilities. The agreement – for an initial two year period - will see Citrosuco hold the exclusive licensing rights to GCT’s DCD process for the global orange juice and orange-related speciality ingredients market. This gives Citrosuco a significant competitive edge, taking its orange production into the future, streets ahead of conventional processing, while also reducing waste. Additionally, Citrosuco will have the increased ability to formulate products suitable for the growing consumer appetite for natural goods. The Citrosuco development team commented: “Citrosuco aims to be the best company for natural fruit juices and ingredients in the global food industry. Access to Green Cell Technologies’ machinery and intellectual property will make this more of a reality. We are excited about the prospects this means for us as a global company to develop new products and . . .
Former competitive South African pool swimmer Sarah Ferguson's close encounters with nature on her recent Elephant Coast expedition have unequivocally reinforced her determination to expose the dangers of plastic pollution. As an ambassador for SPAR Eastern Cape's Stop Plastic campaign, Ferguson swam 100km over a six-day period, from Ponta Dobela in Mozambique to Sodwana Bay in KwaZulu-Natal last month. In July, Ferguson linked up with SPAR EC to support them in their Stop Plastic campaign, which was launched in April. The Eastern Cape retail giant are focused on ending the practice of single-use plastic by encouraging consumers to consider the dangers the material poses to the world and offering them alternative and viable packaging options. The chief objective of the swim is to create a seven-part documentary series which Ferguson's environmental movement, Breathe Conservation, is producing to demonstrate the threat of plastic pollution. During her swim, the Cape Town-based physiotherapist said her intimate encounters with ocean animals had made a lasting impression. "The sound of humpback whales and the waves pushing me from behind, plus the odd turtle and shark sighting, was enthralling and filled me with such a sense of awe and immense well-being," said Ferguson. "Also, being totally exposed to the elements was utterly invigorating and freeing." She spoke about the importance of society taking responsibility for the threat posed by plastic. "The issue of plastic pollution is a global one," she said. "The marine animals I was privileged to swim amongst are essential for our ecosystem. "They do not have a voice to speak out on the negative effects of human ignorance and waste and I am choosing to use my voice to advocate on their behalf. "We are destroying the planet we are called to look after. It is not too late to change but if we do not change our behaviour today, the next generation may not have the privilege of encountering . . .
Bringing the fighting spirit of the Carabao to South African shores, Thailand’s premium energy drink offers consumers a refreshing taste profile in terms of flavour, carbonation and low-to-no-sugar content. With less than 14.9 grams of sugar per can, Carabao is available in Mandarin Orange, Green Apple, Green Apple Sugar-Free and Original. Developed by the Bob Marley of Thailand, Aed Carabao, to celebrate victories and struggles of the people of Thailand. Carabao’s music gave them hope while the great-tasting energy drink gives them vigour. Carabao will be available to purchase in South Africa later this year. Carabao drink was brought into the country by Sui Generis, a Cape Town-based importing company which specialises in luxury FMGC. “Following eight months of back and forth emails, endless meetings and countless hours of research into legislation, the first two containers finally arrived in South Africa. The excitement, enthusiasm and overwhelmingly great response on Carabao’s great taste have been phenomenal,” says James Scott, Managing Director of Sui Generis. “We can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on a can.” With a limited number of cans in the country, Capetonians will be the first to get their hands on the energy drink at selected bars and events around the city, the first of which will be SpiltMilk, a TechnoDome festival taking place at the Green Point cricket club on Saturday, 1 September. Based on the South-East Asian Water Buffalo, Carabao packs stamina, strength and determination into each can giving a great tasting, refreshing, boost to get through the day. Carabao has been built on the idea being able to bring global communities together over the same common sporting and entrepreneurial goals; building team spirit, supporting physical power, discovering extraordinary stamina and recognising the unbreakable spirit that we as South Africans can all identify with. Carabao is the official sponsor of the Chelsea Football Club, Reading . . .