JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – August 25, 2014 – Samsung Electronics South Africa announces the availability of its Core Printing Solutions (BCPS) for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). This server-less solution assists customers in saving IT costs, increase productivity, boosts security and support document automation. “SMBs need customisable workflow in order to meet their specific document-handling needs, while maintaining high security and productivity. These organisations typically lack the resources of enterprise businesses, so an easy to manage solution that fits within their budgets is essential. Samsung Business Core™ Printing Solutions provide offerings that create a seamless workflow experience and include the following benefits: heightened productivity, cost-efficiency, security and simplified maintenance tailored for the small to medium business,” says Mike van Lier, Divisional Head of the Enterprise Business Team (EBT) at Samsung Electronics SA. According to van Lier the Business Core Printing Solutions were developed specifically to support SMBs in collaboration with Samsung Global Software Centers in the U.S., India, Korea and Russia. They are perfectly suited for the finance, communications, public sector and manufacturing industries where there is high demand for productivity and security. “We first launched our A3 multifunction printers for the SMB market in 2012 and our latest product offering will further enhance the ability for SMBs to streamline operations, drive greater efficiencies and lower total cost of ownership,” says van Lier. “In business environments, where there is no IT manager or separate IT budget, the need to ensure easy installation and operation without a server is paramount. Our latest offering incorporates automated printing solutions that work synergistically, enabling SMBs to manage, print and share documents with greater efficiency and agility. Further to this, it is easy to deploy and to manage, whilst at . . .
The grit and determination of the Gauteng mountain biking fraternity will be tested to the full when the Pretoria Boys High School 24-Hour Challenge takes place on Saturday, September 6. The fourth edition of this endurance event, presented by Barden Tyres, will once again roll out across the 85-acre campus in Brooklyn, southeast of the city centre. According to organiser Wynand de Villiers of ASG Events, up to 500 participants are expected to push the limits of their mental and physical staying power. "It's a unique experience – taking on a 24-hour challenge within the city limits," said De Villiers. "The course covers the school estate, taking riders between the historic school buildings, around the pristine sports fields and through its 100-year-old forests." He said solo riders and relay teams of two to eight participants would be required to cover as many laps of the 6km circuit as possible in the allotted timeframe. Last year's male and female solo winners were Christo van den Heever and Nicky Booyens. "Aside from negotiating the technical sections, riders have to manage their food and hydration levels and deal with factors such as fatigue and changing temperature and light conditions." De Villiers said a six-hour schools' challenge would be introduced this year in memory of former matric pupil and promising national cyclist Adam Reyneke, who was killed on a training ride four years ago. The Spur kids' races, for ages three to eight, would keep participants' younger siblings entertained, he said. "The kiddies' track will also be open after their race, so they can have fun throughout the event. In addition, we're launching a 24-hour corporate team challenge." As far as incentives were concerned, De Villiers said they would be giving away R10 000 worth of prizes to schools as well as products from Rudy Project and other items courtesy of the title sponsor. "Every entrant also receives a free T-shirt and event Buff. There's a . . .
In our continuing effort to gain your press releases and clients the most eyeballs possible we have updated the look and feel of MyPR.co.za. Front Page changes: The latest press release dominates the front page. Below that is a short list of five press releases from the same category. Below that the page is split into two sections. The left hand side column displays a list of 15 of the latest press releases published. The right hand side column displays a random selection of 15 press releases from the archives. The right hand sidebar displays an advert (we gotta make a few cents!) and you may also advertise in this spot - contact us for more info. There are now three useful sections in the Right Hand Sidebar - A calendar allowing you to browse press releases by date; a tag section with links to press releases by region and a category section allowing you to browse press releases by interest. Press Release Page: Expands to take up the whole width - no right hand sidebar or adverts to distract the reader. Advert moved to the bottom of the page. Social share bar to the left hand side Category, Author and Geographical interest pages: Now feature ten press releases each. Pagination links at the bottom of each page. Only one advert above the header. Expands to the full width of the page. Larger left aligned images. We are also working on a larger project that will showcase Public Relations Professionals, Publishers and Journalists. The aim of this project is to gain maximum exposure for all. One last tip - if you upload images with an aspect ratio of 3:2 then they will fit seamlessly in all positions on the MyPR site. Author: Alan Straton from MyPR.co.za. More Info link: http://mypr.co.za Twitter: http://twitter.com/MyPRza Images: For high res version/s of Three image/s please contact: MyPR.co.za. Front Page changes to MyPR Photo: MyPR.co.za Individual article changes to MyPR Photo: MyPR Author (PR . . .
The last thing that tenants want when looking to find a rental home is to fall victim to fraud, says Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, who warns that rental scam incidences are becoming more common. “Unfortunately there is a criminal element that is taking advantage of prospective tenants who are involved in the rental-hunting process. Tenants are often emotionally driven when it comes to looking for their ideal rental home, which could make them vulnerable to the advances of possible fraudulent activity. Enthusiastic about the prospect of finding a new home, eager tenants might be more trusting and susceptible to rental scams,” says Goslett. “There is also the factor of time. Tenants, who have a limited time frame in which to find a home due to relocation for work or possible personal issues, could be more desperate to find a place to stay and not be as cautious in their approach.” How do rental scams work? Goslett says that essentially what happens is a scammer will try and get money from a potential tenant for a rental property that they are not in a legal position to offer for rental. The rental property could either be real or fictitious, with the scammer possibly a landlord or merely impersonating the landlord or rental agent. Once the unsuspecting tenant has transferred the agreed upon rental and deposit, the scammer disappears. According to Goslett, vigilant tenants can lower their chances of becoming rental scam victims by keeping the following in mind when looking for a property: “As a general rule, keep your guard up and never assume that because the property was found on a reputable online search portal that you can’t fall victim to scammers who are posing as landlords or rental agents, who manage to get their listings on the site,” advises Goslett. “If at any stage of the process you feel there is something wrong, the whole thing is rushed with unwarranted sales pressure or seems too good to be true – walk away.” He . . .
Recently tabled in the National Assembly, the proposed Rental Housing Amendment Bill could bring about some significant changes in the rental market for both tenants and landlords, says Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. “One of the major changes that the bill puts forward is that all lease agreements will have to be reduced to writing, which the advocates of the bill say will assist in protecting both parties. The onus will fall onto the landlord to ensure that a written agreement is drawn up,” says Goslett. “Preceding the proposed bill, the Rental Housing Act of 1999 did not stipulate that the lease agreement had to be a written document unless the tenant requested it and many lease agreements were entered into with only a verbal agreement.” He notes that if the bill is passed, the written lease agreement will become a binding legal document that would be enforceable in a housing tribunal or a court of law. According to Goslett, this would require the establishment of rental housing tribunes across the country in all provinces, along with rental housing information offices in each municipality. “One of the principle objectives of the proposed bill is to do away with tenants being asked to pay additional costs that have not been previously stipulated within the rental agreement. The bill will require that a tenant is liable for the amount of the rental, along with any other additional charges agreed upon in the lease upon the due date, however for costs other than those agreed upon, the tenant is only liable upon proof of factual expenditure by the landlord,” explains Goslett. As per the proposal, Goslett says that tenants will also have the right to request a written receipt from the landlord for all payments received by the landlord from the tenant. The receipts must include a date, an address with street number or description of the property they relate to, as well as an indication of whether the payment was for rental, arrears, . . .
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has bought her Casual Day sticker! A long-time advocate for persons with disabilities Ms Zille did not hesitate to pay for her sticker and pose for a photograph with Casual Day office manager Faheema Granville. She bought her sticker at the opening of the Women’s Achievement Network for Disability at Artscape, saying that persons with disabilities were marginalised and in many poor communities they were ‘hidden away’. “The challenges around disability have not yet been fully acknowledged,” she said. “People think it begins with race and gender, but it is just the beginning. We have never confronted the politics of disability as a society.” She encouraged persons with disabilities to start a movement and for society to free up resources to focus on unpreventable conditions that cause disability. Helen Zille has been personally affected by disability and has previously said, “I grew up in a family with disability: my granny was deaf and my sister is deaf, so I know what the challenges are for those living with disabilities.” Casual Day is South Africa’s most successful fundraising project for persons with disabilities – and the amount raised for last year has climbed to R24.8 million. Casual Day is on Friday 5 September 2014. Sponsored by The Edcon Group, Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA), which this year celebrates 75 years of service to the community of persons with disabilities. Says Casual Day project leader Celeste Vinassa, “Casual Day has welcomed several new ambassadors aboard to raise awareness around the project and its aims. We aim to do the very thing that Helen Zille suggests – to start a movement to change the way the world sees (or does not see) persons with disabilities. “Our ambassadors are persons with disabilities or people who have dedicated themselves to fighting for the rights of persons with disabilities,” . . .
When searching for a responsible and effective way to keep your pets clean, probiotics might not immediately come to mind. We mainly associate these clever, beneficial bacteria with human health, but new research and product development has taught us otherwise. Probio, a South African producer of probiotic based chemical alternatives, has developed two products that use probiotic technology to control odours and clean animals without the potentially harmful side effects caused by chemical-based soaps and shampoos. The Probio Pet Care range consists of two versatile products: Coat Care and Pet Odour Away. These products introduce probiotic microbes onto your pet’s coat and skin, neutralizing odours and contributing to dermatological health as well as overall cleanliness. Alastair Burns, a partner at Probio, confirms that ‘these products don’t only clean your pet’s coat, they promote future cleanliness, making your pet cleaner for longer’. This is possible because of the lasting effects of probiotic technology. The animal or area being treated is populated by good bacteria, which defend and protect against harmful germs. Coat Care can be used daily as an alternative to shampooing or bathing, and its gentle herbal fragrance and transparent colouring make it pleasant and safe to use on your pet. It also requires no rinsing, and is a quick and convenient alternative to bathing. This product will boost the sheen and luster of your pet’s coat, making it fragrant and soft to the touch. Pet Odour Away neutralizes almost all pet associated odours, completely removing any unpleasant smells related to indoor accidents, litter boxes, sleeping areas and wet fur. It also combats pet stains and can be used in almost any pet related accident. When used in conjunction with Coat Care, this product will ensure that both you and your pet are always healthy and happy. These products are made with purified water, SCD Probiotic Microbes and natural herbal extracts, which . . .
Dream Team SA’s Kwaito star Magesh recently shot the video for his new track “The Hit Man” at ENVY Lounge Sandton. The video in which him (displaying his black tie sleekness) and a bevy of South African beauties sip, puff and party the night away is already airing on SABC and on Channel O. This infectious dance floor banger is an eclectic concoction of funk and dance fused with the Magesh’s effortless Kwaito/Guz delivery! Simply put nobody does it quiet like Magesh and this is evident on this new banger! Click on the link below to view then let us know what you think ;) http://envyloungesandton.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/magesh-shoots-his-latest-video-the-hit-man-at-the-most-envied-venue-in-africa/ Author: Tendai Rukwava from ENVY Lounge. More Info link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER0FMVHCsf4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnvyLounge_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Envy-Lounge-Prive/110887872402170 Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: ENVY Lounge. Magesh YouTube: http://youtu.be/ER0FMVHCsf4 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Probio, a South African developer and producer of probiotic based chemical alternatives, has added three new products to their versatile Household Range – Floor Clean, Kitchen Clean and Bathroom Clean. These products combine powerful probiotic technology with natural herbal extracts, leaving your home safe, clean and fragrant These spray-and-wipe products are easy and convenient to use, as well as being extremely effective and environmentally friendly. They contain no hazardous ingredients and cause absolutely no harm to humans, animals or plants. Probio uses a special, natural formula which makes their products semi-translucent and colorless, ensuring that no staining or tinting occurs while you clean. The products are fragranced with natural herbal extracts, which have their own health benefits and therapeutic qualities, filling your home with soothing scents like lemon, rose and citrus. Kitchen Clean, Bathroom Clean and Floor Clean are currently available from local retailers including selected SUPER SPARs nationwide. A full list of retailers is available on the Probio website (www.probio.co.za). The Probio online store provides convenient access to their full range of products. Floor Clean, Bathroom Clean and Kitchen Clean are new additions to the existing six products in the household range; Drain Clean, Odour Away+, Mould Away Septic Clean, Braai Clean and Proklean All Purpose Cleaner. They are all-natural and biodegradable, containing powerful, living microbes which, like all Probio products, harness the incredible benefits of probiotics. Probio’s microbes break down organic matter more thoroughly and efficiently than traditional chemicals, eradicating even residual or deep-seated dirt. Kitchen Clean, Bathroom Clean and Floor Clean are excellent at removing stains and any other stubborn marks. Not only do they sanitize your home quickly and effectively, they also promote ongoing cleanliness by introducing ‘good’ bacteria into your home and . . .
AlexanderSmith Photography specialises in capturing the beautiful moments of a wedding or engagement through creative photography. Portrait photography services are also provided. Weddings are very special and important days in one’s life. To capture the beautiful and precious moments that go down memory lane as unforgettable moments, wedding photography plays an important role in this regard. At AlexanderSmith Photography, wedding photography is given a new dimension with creative wedding photography. Detailed focus is given to every fleeting moment of emotion and minute detailing are given special importance in the photography as these are the aspects that differentiates a wedding day from any other normal day. Creative photojournalism is all about capturing the behind-the-scenes moments which makes the photos come alive as they are taken off-guard which captures the genuine emotions and feelings of the bride and groom. The “Shot between the Shots” is what AlexanderSmith Photography pays heed to where the unposed moments come to life with true feelings which are being captured - which is priceless. AlexanderSmith Photography also gives its valuable inputs in the form of creative directions which makes a normal wedding, a memorable creative wedding – offering the best creative nuptials that the clients can think of. The wedding photography packages of AlexanderSmith Photography include 8 hours of shooting on the wedding day which generally begins 3 hours prior to the wedding ceremony to capture all the special unforgettable moments. Post production of the images are done carefully (between 700 and 1100mm) and supplied to the clients on discs. This package is called the Gold Package and is priced at R18, 500. Next is the Platinum Package where30 page leather bound album is offered to the client which includes images 200x200mm and is priced at R20, 500. The last of the packages offered is called Diamond Package where images measuring 400x300mm are offered . . .