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 . . .
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A leading reason why over 54% of adults in developing world economies have no bank account, according to the World Bank, is because of the lack of interoperability solutions facilitating transactions across disparate money systems. “In simple terms, you cannot grow your wealth without a bank account and the biggest obstacle to more bank accounts is banking systems’ inability to talk to each other. Fortunately, TrustPay solves the interoperability quandary that has dogged emerging market financial systems until now,” says Sean D. Conde, spokesperson for TrustPay. Financial inclusion by bringing more emerging market citizens into the formal banking system is a major human developmental goal and one that has been the driving force behind TrustPay since the payment enabler’s commercial launch in 2012. Africa, for example, is beset with a plethora of formal and informal transaction instruments used by its one billion consumers. Currently, the majority of these are ring-fenced, territory-dependent and essentially islands in their own financial sea. Users are locked into their transaction providers and therefore at a huge disadvange as consumers ideally wanting to freely-transact for goods and services across markets. “TrustPay elegantly solves the issue of interoperability between informal and formal money systems. We are today, across the African continent and elsewhere, very similar in function to the Saswitch system initiated by SA banks decades ago,” explains Mr Conde. The company is the first secure payments enabler to use the Software-as-a-Service (Saas) model to facilitate financial transactions across emerging markets, boosting the interoperability objective. TrustPay™ PLUS is a true low-cost, plug-and-play solution that vastly simplifies back-end integration between payment providers and payment sources. On-demand transactions between emerging market online merchants and established credit card companies like Visa and MasterCard, as well as . . .
Bulldozing through stereotypes and breaking down gender barriers, two young South Coast women are proving there’s nothing they can’t do. Amandawe residents, Londiwe Buthelezi and Nonhlanhla Hlongwa, have just completed the Renishaw Hills-funded Construction Education & Training Authority (CETA) learnership programmes in Building and Civils Construction. Renishaw Hills is a mature lifestyle development near Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. Phillip Barker, managing director of Renishaw Property Developments, said a priority of Renishaw Hills’ development has been engaging with the local KwaCele community and finding ways to empower the residents through the development. “The CETA training programme, which was initiated in June last year, forms part of that commitment,” said Barker. “We ensured that 13 of the 25 available positions were filled by women and this has proved to be an incredibly rewarding experience for everyone involved.” Londiwe and Nonhlanhla, both 21 years, successfully completed the year-long programme which involved five months of theory, followed by seven months of practical training in bricklaying, plastering, paving and carpentry (among others), all performed at Renishaw Hills. Following a stringent assessment of their knowledge and skills, the two will now be awarded with the National Certificate: Building & Civils Construction, NQF Level 3. “Since high school I have wanted to get into the construction industry,” said Londiwe. “When I saw the notice for the programme, I applied, and was so happy and excited when I was selected from such a large group.” More than 100 unemployed residents from the KwaCele Traditional Council applied for the 25 sought-after posts: “I wanted a career in something that was different and challenging,” she continued. “I want to get some experience and then start my own company.” The ambitious candidate admitted there were some quizzical looks from men when the women arrived onsite: . . .
Enjoy the all new, exciting wine and food experience at The Tasting Room at Grande Provence – a savoury pairing of hummus and wine. This new twist created by Chef Guy Bennett together with the winemaking team, is perfect for sharing on a getaway to the Franschhoek winelands. The natural bean hummus with labneh is tastefully coupled with Grande Provence Chardonnay, an elegant, full bodied wine with outstanding fruit and wood integration. The combination of citrus, almonds and creamy vanilla notes with nutty hummus flavours is a perfect match. Grande Provence Shiraz with its well-integrated oak and soft tannins is well paired with the spiced red lentil hummus, creating a piquant taste experience. Adding a sweet combination to the mix, the fig hummus with pumpkin seeds goes sublimely with Angels Tears Muscato. This deliciously fruity white nectar of the angels melds beautifully with the enticing sweetness of the fig infused hummus. The Hummus and Wine pairing is available daily from 12h00 to 17h00 at R90 per pairing at The Tasting Room at Grande Provence. Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence offers true South African wine heritage, exceptional food and wine, and luxury boutique accommodation. For more information visit www.grandeprovence.co.za, Facebook.com or Twitter @grande_provence. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront celebrates two senior female appointments during Women's Month. Dominique van Wezop has been appointed as Head of Operations Food and Drink at the iconic Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, the best location in Cape Town. Dominique van Wezop has a number of firsts to her career, in 2009 she was part of the opening team for the first dry hotel in Cape Town - Coral International. Now known as the Hilton Hotel on Buitengracht Street, she was promoted to Reservations, Groups and Events Manager. In 2014 she joined the first hotel in Africa to employ deaf people, Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands.There Dominique was Promoted to Cluster Revenue Manager where she also oversaw the opening of Radisson Blu le Vendome before being promoted to Operations Manager at Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands. Speaking about her appointment as Head of Operations Food and Drink Dominique van Wezop said, “We succeed in this industry as a team, and I have been lucky to be surrounded by teams of people with great 'can-do' attitudes. This was especially true in working with the amazing deaf employees at Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands.” On a more personal note Dominique says “I am driven to succeed by learning new things every day and by setting a good example to my team and my two young daughters. For anyone entering this industry I would advise them to take the time to learn everyone's job and to help out when necessary this is when we succeed as a team!” Dominique adds, "My biggest achievement has been the arrival of my two daughters, and to have opened two hotels in 5 months. The best learning curve has been to overcome communications boundaries and learning to work with amazing deaf people in the Park Inn. If I were to meet my teenage self I'd advise her to never stop learning, and always challenge yourself.” Anene Engelbrecht has been appointed Financial Controller at the iconic Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, the best location . . .
When asked what my motivation is for participating in extreme desert running events since 2010, my answer is two-fold. Yes, there is the personal challenge and satisfaction of completing these races. But the main reason for my participation is to raise money, support and awareness for NGOs and social causes at the forefront of addressing Africa’s development challenges. I have been involved with various African and international NGOs and development organisations for the past 25 years, both professionally and through my desert running efforts, and it is therefore not too difficult to find the correlation between the challenges associated with making the world a better place, and completing a multi-stage desert foot race in some of the harshest environments on the planet. My next desert race is the six-day, 250km Fire and Ice Ultra from 27 August - 1 September 2018 in Iceland. This will be my tenth international desert race, and if successful, I will become the first African, and one of only a small group of people, to complete a multi-stage desert race on all seven continents. Beyond achieving a special running milestone, the period before and during the race is also another opportunity to do something special in support of African NGOs making a difference in society. I am dedicating my participation in the Fire and Ice Ultra to the African NGO sector in general. It is an opportunity to celebrate NGOs’ unique contributions across the continent, generate support and awareness for their work, and reflect on the state of the sector. During the final 50 days leading up to the race (9 July - 27 August 2018), I’m implementing the #NGOs4Africa Campaign which consists of the following components: Publishing profiles of 50 African NGOs that I have admired, supported or worked with over the years; Publishing 15 guest articles by NGO leaders and experts about critical challenges and opportunities facing NGOs in Africa; Publishing 10 articles about . . .
Charlotte, NC, Aug 15, 2018 -- Craig Richardville published an article in the Information Technology Academy Journal, Published monthly by Healthcare Business Insights- discussing voice- based patient engagement. Carolinas Healthcare System (now called Atrium) began studying Amazon's business and how they are productive and successful, and examining ways CHS can increase their results. As part of this study, opportunities to better engage and interact with patients as consumers was also studied. This focus let to studying Amazon Alexa's use of voice communication. "As we were transitioning healthcare into consumerism and becoming more of a digital vertical, part of what we were looking at were opportunities where we could differentiate ourselves from other," Craig Richardville explained. "When voice started to become accessible, the next logical step was to look at how we can move voice into the workflow or the offerings that we have for our consumers and our teammates. Being the market leader, we looked to see how we could utilize Alexa to assist our consumers with very minimal disruption. Our goal is to make our services extremely easy." CHS wanted to start utilizing Amazon Alexa by transferring over the voice functionalities. After a patient enables the "Carolinas Healthcare" app on their Amazon Alexa, they can vocally ask the device for information about the nearest urgent care and hospital locations, as well as the approximate wait times for those locations. Next steps include migrating the Amazon Alexa functionalities over to the Google Home Platform. "We are also considering ways a patient can use the voice functionality to reserve a spot at urgent care, read a doctor's note, or pay a bill," Says Craig Richardville. Richardville encourages other organizations to think ahead and use artificial intelligence to help improve patient care. For more information, go to Healthcare Business Insights Magazine and also . . .