IWC’S forced draft counter flow cooling towers, which have been designed and manufactured for the specific pressure-leach process used in copper mining, excel at cooling slurry with high levels solids, extreme temperatures and highly aggressive chemical compositions. IWC’s forced draft cooling tower is typically octagonal in shape and consists of a number of field assembled, dual composite GRP panels. These structural panels have polypropylene liners with the structural laminate made from high quality vinyl ester resin. The panels also have a conductive carbon tissue that acts as a corrosion barrier. This carbon tissue also preforms non-destructive “spark testing” of the internal polypropylene panel seal welds to establish the integrity of the weld during the whole life of the slurry cooling tower. The cooling tower comes complete with a rubber lined stainless steel basin which is designed to prevent clogging. IWC’s forced draft counter flow cooling tower is installed with a fibreglass fan reinforced with vinyl ester resin making it suitable for hostile industrial environments. The forced draft fans have a 16 degree blade angle and have a recorded operational efficiency of 97.85%. The slurry cooling towers are also fitted with corrosion-resistant Grade 316 stainless steel distribution pipes, distribution pipe sprayers and drift eliminator spray pipes to ensure durability and thereby reduced downtime for maintenance. Advantages of IWC’s slurry cooling towers The segmented, modular design of IWC’s slurry cooling towers allows for easy assembly and cost-effective maintenance. The forced draft fans and removable spray lances can be conveniently accessed from an external walkway. IWC’s slurry cooling towers have no fill, which eliminates the possibility of fouling and corrosion within the cooling tower and the risk of growth of microbes such as the deadly Legionella bacteria. Despite having no fill, the forced draft counter flow slurry cooling tower . . .
Performances in specially devised theatre spaces in Cape Town’s iconic City Hall and in taxis on the move are among those that will help set the stage for a riveting two weeks of theatre when the inaugural Cape Town Fringe opens in September. The Fringe is being produced by the Grahamstown National Arts Festival team, and is supported by the City of Cape Town and Standard Bank. A total of 89 productions have been confirmed as the core of the Fringe’s programme. The selected shows represent a blend of work that is “old and new, tried, tested, opportunistic, comfortable, familiar, edgy and daring” according to Artistic Director Ismail Mahomed. Apart from naming the productions, organisers also announced that Standard Bank, as part of their long-term support of the arts, have agreed to a partnership that will see them sponsor the Cape Town Fringe until 2017. The bank joins the City of Cape Town as lead sponsor of the event, which has 567 Cape Talk and MNET as presenting media partners. “Standard Bank have supported us for over three decades in Grahamstown and so getting them to back this new project was a logical next step,” National Arts Festival CEO Tony Lankester said. “We’re delighted to have them on board.” Turning his attention to the content of the Cape Town Fringe programme, Mahomed said: “We selected a few more productions than we had initially intended,” “But when we looked through the proposals we liked and began mentally assigning them slots in our venues, we found innovative ways to accommodate more shows.” Mahomed added that, “Roughly half the productions selected are theatre, while the rest are fairly evenly spread across music, physical theatre, performance art, and comedy.” From the outset organisers had been anxious to ensure that the Cape Town Fringe gets established as predominantly a Theatre Festival. “There are several long-standing and successful single genre festivals focusing on comedy, jazz and performance art in Cape Town . . .
Mountain bikers and roadies have one last chance to sign up to cycle for cancer before entries for the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycle Festival close at 11pm on Tuesday evening. The 17th edition of the event takes to the roads and offroad trails around Sun City on August 16 and 17. Dubbed "Cycle 4 Cansa", the proceeds from the weekend festival of cycling go to the North-West Province branch of the Cancer Association of South Africa, which runs various screening and prevention campaigns in the area. According to Wynand de Villiers of ASG Events, the race has raised well over R3 million for the fight against the disease and more than 5 000 participants are expected to do their bit this year. The festival kicks off with the 115km Lost City Classic and shorter road races on the Saturday, while the Lost City Mountain Bike events bring the weekend to a close on the Sunday. "The road race follows an undulating course on quiet roads that are very well policed by the local traffic authorities," said De Villiers. "Riders get a taste of the local Bafokeng culture, as they pass the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, traditional village and king's palace." As the first of the spring classics and one of the premier seeding events for the Cape Argus Momentum Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, he said the race drew all the top pro teams in the country. Last year, Argus champion Nolan Hoffman scooped the laurels for Team Abantu in a bunch sprint. For social riders, De Villiers said there would be a less taxing 66km alternative, with 12km and 1km options for children. "The big news on the mountain bike side is that the 50km feature race will return to the 25km circuit-based route that was first introduced four years ago. "Feature race participants will do two circuits of the short course but with some additional technical challenges thrown in on the second loop." De Villiers says organisers had decided to go back to the loop-based option due to rider demand. "The . . .
After celebrating, in 2014, four decades of superb programming, vibrant creativity, courageous experimentation, dynamic international collaborations and a passion for celebrating excellence, the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown is calling for proposals for the 2015 Main programme. The Festival will run from Thursday 2 July to Sunday 12 July 2015. “We are looking for compelling performances, exhibitions and cross-disciplinary works that raise the bar of excellence and innovation; proposals that interrogate our past and our present, that facilitate social change and celebrate our common humanity, and that build a more socially cohesive society,” elaborates the Festival’s Artistic Director, Ismail Mahomed. “Historical events such as the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s constitutional democracy and the National Arts Festival’s 40th anniversary were catalysts shaping the 2014 programme. Next year also offers dynamic opportunities to reflect on major social shifts in South Africa and the rest of the world, with the intention of creating a programme that critiques and celebrates our humanity and stretches the boundaries of artistic practice,” Mahomed continued. Artists, companies and presenters can download a proposal brief from the Festival’s website. Proposals must reach the Artistic Director no later than Friday 15 August 2014. All proposals must be submitted as per the proposal brief that is available on the Festival’s website www.nationalartsfestival.co.za. Enquiries should be addressed to the Artistic Director, Ismail Mahomed, on 046 603 1103 or by email at email@example.com. Winners of the Standard Bank Ovation Awards will receive written invitations to submit proposals for the 2015 Arena programme. Fringe applications will be available in October 2014 and registration will close on Friday 16 January 2015. Forms and information booklets will be available on-line at www.nationalartsfestival.co.za. Enquiries should be addressed . . .
CEO Communications recognises Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government It is said that behind every successful man is a woman. But is seems like behind every successful woman there is also a woman, in this case, four of them! Annelise de Jager has just been announced as the country winner in the SME section of CEOs competition for "Africa's most Influential Woman in Business and Government" at a prestigious event at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Gallagher Convention Centre was a powerhouse of influential business executives, government officials and ambassadors. Everyone gathered for the annual event, Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government, hosted by CEO Communications. This was the first leg of 9 events to take place across the continent. The idea is to visit all regions of Africa to enable networking opportunities and the celebration of these influential ladies. The awards received 9 000 entries from 34 Africa countries. The MIW has developed in stature over the past few years, to become the foremost event of its kind in the country and a notable part of the South African business calendar allowing for the recognitions and celebration of women. The MIW award recognises women in various sectors who are making a positive impact within their organisation, sector and country. Annelise received this award for her highly successful NGO Empowerment Program - a 12-month coaching and mentoring program for welfare organisations - as well as the exciting National fundraising campaign “Tekkie Tax”. “Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government” celebrates the women that have overcome the aforementioned challenges and used their influence to exercise authentic leadership” says Annelize Wepener, Chief Executive of CEO Communications. “My philosophy is that a welfare organisation should be run like a business. These skills are often missing in a NGO and bringing it to them via my NGO Empowering . . .
All too often those of us living fast lives in big cities dream of the day we can invest in a lifestyle – a lifestyle that brings with it a peaceful existence in a breath-taking environment that earns us a decent living. Schalk van der Merwe, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Eden, whose office services Wilderness and the surrounding areas, says that unfortunately for most the opportunity to get out of the rat race and start enjoying a more laidback way of life only comes after retirement. “Due to earning potential and higher number of employment opportunities, the majority of the population live in metropolitan areas that are close to financial and business hubs.. However, while rare, there are business ventures available to buyers who want to step away from the fast-paced city, while still maintaining a certain standard of living,” says Van der Merwe. RE/MAX of Southern Africa CEO, Adrian Goslett, says that many buyers are looking for a property that provides them with lifestyle benefits. “While return on investment is an extremely important aspect to buyers, enjoying where they live is often equally as vital.” According to Kathy Whitehead, Sales Associate at RE/MAX Eden, who specialises in property and business opportunities, the good news for buyers seeking a change of pace is that there are pockets of bliss in our beautiful country that offer such rewards. She notes that one such opportunity is a recent entry onto the market in the ever-popular Garden Route. This beautiful 7.6ha smallholding is nestled in the scenic hills between Knysna and George. “However,” says Whitehead, “the beauty of this farm is not only about the rolling hills and forests that surround it, but also about the mouth-wateringly good Italian salami manufactured on the premises. Owned and run by an Italian culinary maestro, this property and gem of a business is on the market for R5.2 million. Housed in a pristine ‘factory’ with state-of-the art equipment, including cold-rooms and . . .
Port Elizabeth cyclist Monique Gerber will take on the world's best at the UCI Junior Track World Championships in Gwang Myeong, Korea, from August 8 to 12. Gerber, who races locally for the Bestmed-Shukuma Madibaz club, said she was excited at being given the opportunity to race against the best junior women in the world. It will be the 18-year-old's first outing at the event after illness and lack of early season form put paid to her selection last year. She returned to her best this season to win all her events at the national track championships in April, after finishing runner-up at the 110km Tour Durban the day before the competition started. The African junior road race champion said her track selection had come as quite a surprise as her focus had been on preparing for the road equivalent, which takes places in Spain in September. "I've had a very good season on the road and finished on the podium in a number of national classics against the elite ladies," said Gerber, who also rides in the colours of pro team Bestmed-ASG. Although the road team has yet to be announced, she said as reigning continental champion she was hopeful of her inclusion. "I've been spending most of my time training in the mountains, so I only started doing speed work on the track a week or two ago. "It's been tough getting used to the high speed again but I'm feeling more comfortable every day." Gerber said she would use her road training to her advantage by concentrating on the longer track events. She will participate in the 7.5km scratch race, 2km individual pursuit and the 20km points race. "The pursuit has become a very specialised event. I set world-class times as an under-14 and under-16 rider but I haven't focused on it this year, so my best chance of a medal will be in the points race, where I believe my road endurance will help a lot." While she does have the SA pursuit record in her sights, she said it was difficult to gauge her current . . .
Families across Buffalo City are preparing to pound the pavements ahead of the first ever SPAR Family Challenge, which sets off from Beaconhurst School in Beacon Bay on Saturday, August 23. More than 3 000 runners and walkers are expected to turn out for the inaugural edition of the event, which comprises a 5km fun run and 10km road race. SPAR Eastern Cape marketing manager Abri Swart said his team was looking forward to launching the brand-new race. "We have been looking to expand our sponsorship footprint in the Eastern Cape region and specifically East London, so this event presented the ideal opportunity." Swart said the success of the SPAR Women's Challenge in Port Elizabeth, which celebrated its 21st anniversary this year, had prompted them to bring something similar to East London. "We hope to grow this into another iconic event on the regional sporting calendar." He said the race was perfectly suited to the city's sporting and family-oriented lifestyle. "For us, it's really about bringing people together and creating opportunities for families to spend quality time together, while enjoying a healthy, active lifestyle." In addition, Swart said, participants would be doing good for their community while getting some exercise. "Our race beneficiary is the Loaves and Fishes Network, which looks after children affected by poverty, violence and HIV." He said there would be official race T-shirts and goodie bags for the first 2 500 entrants, with medals going to all finishers. "Participants will also be able to download a finisher's certificate, as well as photos and videos from the day via the race website." Buffalo City's top long-distance runner Stephanie Smith said she was looking forward to taking part in the event. The 28-year-old, who boasts a top-30 finish in the Comrades Marathon, thanked the sponsors and organisers for their commitment in bringing the new race to the East London community. "I'd also like to . . .
Dear Editor, There has never been a better time for South Africans who want to try Thai cuisine, and those who already love it to indulge their palates, than during Thailand Restaurant Week, from 4 to 10 August 2014. To ensure that South Africans enjoy an authentic Thai culinary experience, the Department of International Trade Promotion of Thailand endorses the Thai Select restaurant certification that guarantees the authenticity of the Thai food being served. South Africans from all walks of life are encouraged to try Thai cuisine at a certified Thai Select Establishment from 4 – 10 August, and to stand a chance of winning a holiday to Thailand. Enclosed is a press release focused on the aims of Thailand Restaurant Week. Should you wish to receive any images of Thai cuisine, a high resolution image of the Thai Select Symbol of authenticity or have any other requests, please don’t hesitate to contact me. We hope that you will consider this release. A list of Thai Select restaurant in South Africa is included for reference. Kind regards, Ferrial Deepchund Account Assistant ITP Communications (Pty) Ltd Tel: (011) 869 9153 PRESS RELEASE Fresh Ingredients, Healthy Herbs, Delicate Flavours and Global Popularity: It’s Thailand Restaurant Week and Time You Tried Thai Lonely Planet ranks Thailand as the number one Best Country for Food in its Top 10 list. Thai is so popular in the United States and Europe that these countries have seen an explosion in the popularity of Thai food and the number of restaurants that serve it. But why this global passion for Thai food? To understand this global sensation, you must first try Thai cuisine. There has never been a better time for South Africans who want to try Thai and those who already love Thai cuisine to indulge their palates, than during Thailand Restaurant Week, from 4 to 10 August 2014. Thai food is characterised by diverse flavours, the use of fresh herbs and other healthy . . .
The Blue Views Collection is delighted to announce the opening of a newly acquired property, South Beach Camps Bay, situated less than 50m from the vibrant and chic beachfront, consisting of nine 1 bedroom apartments, all sea facing. Previously known as The Bloomberg, South Beach will undergo total renovation and will reopen in September 2014. Established by Tony Stern in 1997, the Blue Views Collection consists of 19 individual self-catering villas and apartments, achieving a 5-star rating by the South Africa Tourism board and has also consistently been ranked # 1 on TripAdvisor. Over the past 17 years, Blue Views has been internationally recognized as one of the pioneers and leaders in the luxury self-catering sector in Cape Town. Unique to Blue Views is that all of the properties are owned and managed by the company and Tony believes that this has largely been the reason for the success of the collection. Tony has years of experience in design and hospitality management and besides Blue Views is well known for his initiative in developing the unique and iconic water-based hotel, the Zambezi Queen, situated in Namibia. South Beach Camps Bay is designed for the discerning guest seeking an alternative to a 5-star hotel, but offering the comfort, convenience and privacy of a 55m2, self-catering luxury contemporary designed apartment. The pool level apartments have exclusive use outdoor areas with direct access to the pool whilst the other two levels include private balconies. The apartments will be serviced daily and come equipped to the highest standards and include a Nespresso machine, 47 inch TV, sound bar, wireless headsets and the finest linen and towels, fully air-conditioned and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi. Additional services such as a communal ice machine and self-service laundry facilities will also be on offer. Available to all guests will be the use of the 9m swimming pool and sundeck, access to a private gym and allocated parking . . .