Press Release April 2013 Beauty Call: FAIRLADY Looks for 2013 'Best of Beauty' Entrants FAIRLADY'S quest for the most nourishing hand cream, the glossiest lipstick and the most intoxicating fragrance is on once again. The call for entries to FAIRLADY's 2013 Best of Beauty Awards, to be presided over by a judging panel of beauty boffins and sensational celebrity judges – grooming guru Thulane Hadebe and local TV personality Jo-Ann Strauss – has been announced. "Thulane and Jo-Ann will judge the Men’s and Fragrance Categories respectively. They add that extra sparkle of glamour that’s such a big part of beauty to the mix. Of course, since they’re so much in the public eye themselves, they also bring their own in-depth beauty and skin-care know-how to our prestigious panel,’ says FAIRLADY editor Suzy Brokensha. Now in its third year, the Awards serve a valuable function to consumers, who face an ever increasing assortment of beauty products from which to choose, says Brokensha. "With so many products making so many big promises, consumers really rely on the testing we do for them, because they know it’s both stringent and honest. Our readers are happy to spend money on products they know will deliver on their promises, but – like all of us – they want to know for sure that they’re making the right choice. That’s where FAIRLADY Best of Beauty comes in: they view our list of award-winning beauty products in the same way as they would view personal advice from a highly trusted beauty consultant." Last year, several new categories joined the beauty round-up, adding Best Beauty Blogger, Best Newcomer Product, Best Iconic Product and Best Nail Product to the mix. Top winners included optiphi 2 in 1 Facial Cleanser, Moisture Control Light, which won the title of Best SA Product, Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair which was named Most Iconic Product and beauty blogger Victoria Tatham for her blog www.kissblushandtell.com. The 15 categories in this year's . . .
Performance management, execution and delivery are crucial moments for any organisation, says Helene Vermaak, clinical psychologist and co-founder of The Human Edge. Crucial moments are periods when you experience inappropriate behaviour and if you do the right thing in these moments, it will significantly impact on your results and relationships. Conversations during these moments are sensitive, emotionally charged and risky. Unfortunately, many tend to shy away from having conversations at these times because they are emotionally unpleasant and difficult. But if you don’t have these crucial conversations, you could risk irreparably damaging your organisation… There are two types of crucial moments that we all face – either in our organisations or personal lives: 1. Moments of disagreement: The question we ask ourselves during these is: “Am I going to speak up and speak out because I know that if I don’t speak out I will act out?” 2. Moment of disappointment: During these moments, you need to ask: “How do I deal with those moments of disappointment?” You need to identify these crucial moments because, nine times out of ten, there is a crucial conversation that you need to have when these moments occur. How do you handle crucial conversations in your organisation? There are two ways people handle crucial conversations. They resort to ‘violence’ or ‘silence’: • Violence can be: - Controlling behaviour, - Labelling, i.e. where we put certain labels on people and try to manipulate them through these labels, - Verbal attacks, and - Physical attacks (in extreme cases). • Silence is when you clam up and don’t interact with the person you’re having a problem with. To ensure a successful outcome in a communication situation, all participants in the conversation need to get to a place where they feel safe to let their guard down. In other words, everyone needs to have the same goals in mind for the interaction. It is crucial for everyone to be on the . . .
The 9th Standard Bank/PAST Keynote Lecture will be presented by ‘love expert’ Dr Helen Fisher, at The Wits Great Hall, on Tuesday 22 October 2013 at 18:30. Dr Fisher will present her findings on the Evolution of Love and Who We Choose. A biological anthropologist, Dr Helen Fisher is primarily concerned with the biological basis of human sexuality and mating systems – her ongoing research is concerned with why we love who we love, and what that means. Fisher’s scientifically-based study of something that affects us all day-to-day has led to many interesting insights, which she will share in her talk. Fisher distinguishes three primary drives that evolved for mating and reproduction: the sex drive, romantic love and attachment; and discusses how these three broad brain systems interact to orchestrate human patterns of love and bonding. Using her and her colleagues’ brain scanning studies of men and women who are happily in love, rejected in love and in love long term; she discusses the basic traits of romantic love, the evolution of love-at-first-sight, the evolutionary development of serial social monogamy and clandestine adultery, and the biology of love addictions. Fisher’s observations are based on data collected from 13 million people in 40 countries, and two functional MRI studies. She uses this information to propose a theory for the evolution of four broad biologically-based personality styles linked with the neural systems for dopamine, serotonin, testosterone and estrogen. She will discuss the evolution of mate choice—specifically why we naturally tend to fall in love with one person rather than another; and note some global trends that are shaping contemporary patterns of sexual behavior, romance and marriage. “With this lecture, we are trying to show people that the study of our past and our origins is not just of interest to scientists and maybe to a lay public when a big fossil discovery is made; but that the field has broad relevance to each . . .
If you live in Port Elizabeth and have not given the consequences of dying without a will – known as intestate – much thought, here's why you should be speaking to someone at PWM Financial Management. An estimated 86% of South Africans die without leaving a will or any kind of estate planning for their loved ones after their deaths. Although anyone over the age of 16 is free to make a will expressing their wishes, very few do. The law makes provision for this situation under the Intestate Succession Act, which lays down the standard rules on how your estate will devolve. Contrary to popular belief, your assets will not be claimed by the state if you do not leave a will. However, if you do not want your estate to devolve according to the Act, you need to have a will stipulating your exact wishes. The rules of intestate succession provide for, among others, the following scenarios: • If you are married without children, your spouse will inherit your whole estate. • If you are married with children, your spouse and children will jointly inherit your estate. • If you have children but no spouse, your children will get everything. • If you are single with no children and both your parents are still alive, they will inherit your estate in equal shares. • If you have one surviving parent and siblings, your parent will inherit half your estate and your siblings the other. • If you have one surviving parent but no siblings, your parent will get the whole estate. • If you have no parents, your siblings will inherit your estate in equal shares. • If you have no immediate family, your nearest blood relation will inherit your estate. • Only if you have no living relatives will the proceeds of your estate devolve to the state. If you are ready to draft a will to avoid intestate succession, talk to an estate planning expert at PWM Financial Management in Port Elizabeth. This article was written from information available on . . .
On 9th October 2013, the Constitutional Court held that a trade union cannot avoid liability for its neglect to prosecute claims by its members merely because the union has a constitutional right to determine its own administration. “In determining its own administration - in accordance with section 23(4)(a) of the Constitution - the union does not have the right to withdraw its representation of its members with impunity; it still had to act in a manner that does not cause prejudice to its members. The judgment in FAWU v Ngcobo NO and Mkhize represents a victory for members against negligent conduct by their trade union representatives,” explains Johan Botes, Director in the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. In 2002, the Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) agreed to represent two employees of Nestle South Africa (Pty) Ltd who claimed that they were unfairly dismissed. FAWU duly referred a dispute, alleging unfair dismissal of their two members, to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). When the dispute could not be resolved at conciliation, the CCMA issued a certificate confirming this. FAWU was then entitled to refer the dispute for adjudication to the Labour Court within 90 days of the certificate being issued. It advised the two members that it would do so. However, the union did not refer the dispute. "When the two members eventually obtained legal advice,” states Botes, "their attorneys demanded that FAWU refer the dispute to the Labour Court and apply for condonation for the late filing. The union did not respond to the demand. The attorneys issued summons on behalf of their clients." “The High Court awarded the two members consolation payment (solatium) of 12 months' remuneration as being just and equitable. The Court held that the union had an obligation to prevent prejudice to its members where it agreed to assist them,” he explains. Botes notes that FAWU appealed the judgment. “The SCA, in a split . . .
The Minister of Water Affairs recently issued a notice of her intention to declare the exploration for and/or production of onshore unconventional oil or gas resources and any activities incidental thereto, including but not limited to, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) a "controlled activity". "This Declaration was published in the Government Gazette in August this year and the deadline for public comments is on Monday 14 October, “ says Sandra Gore, Director in the Environmental Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. “The consequence of the Declaration means that the Department of Water may proclaim fracking as an activity which specifically requires a water use licence before it can lawfully commence. The intention of the Declaration is clearly to allow for greater control and oversight during fracking operations by the Department of Water,” she explains. Gore adds that companies who wish to undertake fracking will be required to timeously apply to the Department of Water Affairs for a Water Use Licence before they can commence their operations. ends More Info link:: http://www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com/en/people/sandra-gore.html Twitter: @DLACDH Facebook: https://facebook.com/DLACDH YouTube: Author: Angela Graham from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. . . .
Cape Town, October 10th 2013 – The 2nd Season of the TEN Collection, which gathers a prestigious array of digital artists from around the word, is coming to an end in just a few months. For October, Fotolia presents its second last artist, Italian graphic designer Alberto Seveso. His special work, "Portrait of a perfect stranger" will be available for free for 24 hours in PSD format, on Thursday, October 10th on www.tenbyfotolia.com. When union creates dispersion Sardinian designer, Alberto Seveso is a self-taught artist. After having studied and experimented with the art of cooking in cooking school, he started to drift towards art, and started developing his art skills in the 90’s, by combining two of his passions: digital art and photography, uniting the real and the digital world, which owned him fame and acknowledgement from his peers. Since then, this complete artist has created himself a very personal graphic world revolving around the human body. He uses and suggests the sensuality of shapes, by cutting pictures of faces and bodies to mix them with vector patterns. This deconstructed rendering contributed to the emerging of a full graphic trend based on "dispersion", a trend he can be considered the leader of. A captivating portrait In working for the TEN Collection, Alberto Seveso remained true to his art and style. The Italian artist first chose a bust portrait of a beautiful woman from Fotolia’s collection, in order "to emphasize the depth”, and watercolor textures “to keep a natural tone”, mixed with vector shapes. He blends a variety of techniques, which give this work smoothness, sensuality and a certain melancholy. The watcher feels spellbound, unable to take his/her eyes away from this "perfect stranger » and the mosaic of elements and colors composing her. Deconstructing to reconstruct To achieve this result, the Italian artist doesn’t leave anything to chance. “Technique isn’t the most important. The key is to place your elements . . .
ONLINE BOOKING ENGINE TBS is an advanced online booking engine, with extensive features on the XML/ API content consolidation, core data processing and selling platforms (B2B, B2C, B2B2C whitelabel, webservices output). The web based system integrates at high level large travel wholesalers, being able to process services such as flights, hotels, cruises, car rental, transfers, insurance, travel packages etc. The travel service passes from the provider/wholesaler/GDS through the travel agency's rules, filters and restrictions all the way to the selling platform. Being a full web based software, TBS offers major advantages, such as accessibility and scalability, low cost implementation and maintenance. There are NO TRANSACTION FEES paid to dcs plus for the bookings made through TBS Installed on your Own VPS / server / Linux WEB BASED TRAVEL INVENTORY AIDA is an fully web based inventory - stock management and distribution solution ideal for tour operators and successfully comprehends all the features great travel distributors have for all sorts of services: • Accommodation (hotels, villas, apartments etc.) • Transportation (air, bus, car, transfers etc.) • Other services (meals, transfers, cruises, trips, tickets etc.) • Packages (tours, holidays and dynamic packages) Being developed using the latest technology and concepts, the solution is very flexible and permits fast changes to components structure (capacities, pricing, service links and restrictions, packages, last minute, early booking etc.), according to rapid market variations trend. dcs plus does not charge any fees for the reservations made through AIDA. TRAVEL ERP TINA is an ERP application developed by dcs plus for the travel industry. Currently being deployed in hundreds of travel agencies across 15 markets, TINA is suitable for any kind of travel agency which needs a robust and efficient system. By using TINA, travel agencies can benefit from: - a . . .
With this being National Wills Week (7 to 11 October), we at PWM Financial Management in Port Elizabeth would like to emphasise the importance of having your financial or legal advisor draft or update your will. Although there are numerous free templates available on the internet, here are five good reasons to have your last will and testament professionally drafted. 1. Intestate succession: You may have a will but does it comply with the stipulations of the Wills Act? If not, it may be considered legally invalid and leave your loved ones with the administrative delays associated with intestate succession (dying without a will). 2. Estate planning expertise: Your financial planner will be able to advise you on the best estate planning strategy for you and the tax implications thereof. Letting him or her draft or update your will ensures that your wishes will be executed accordingly. 3. Estate liquidity: A financial consultant will help you determine whether you have enough liquidity – cash or assets – in your estate to cover any outstanding debts or liabilities. If not, your loved ones may be forced to sell some assets to settle these. 4. Your children: The last time you drafted a will you may have been single and childless. It is essential that your updated will include a formally nominated guardian for your minor children. Without it, they may become wards of the state. 5. Business ownership: If you are an owner, partner or shareholder in a business, your personal will may be more complex than a cut-and-paste template allows. Your financial advisor would be well-placed to navigate the complexities of any buy-and-sell or other agreements affecting your estate. To ensure that your loved ones are adequately protected after your death, contact PWM Financial Management in Port Elizabeth about drafting a legally valid will. More Info link:: http://www.pwmfb.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/fullstop Facebook: . . .
The annual Eastgate Look of Fashion (LOF) event will take place at Eastgate Shopping Centre on Friday, 18 October 2013. The signature event, which stages the latest in style and beauty trends at Eastgate Shopping Centre, is a renowned launch pad for aspiring models as well as the longest running and most influential modelling competition to take place at any shopping centre in South Africa. The Eastgate Look of Fashion event is an annual showcase for South Africa’s best entertainers, mixing fashion and music seamlessly. Last year’s performers included Locnville, Chiano Sky and Benedikt Sebastian. The competition is recognized as a prestigious platform for local talent and aspirant models to launch their careers. Two previous winners, namely Tansey Coetzee and Bokang Montjane, went on to be crowned Miss South Africa after winning the Eastgate Look of Fashion title. Celebrities that have entered in previous years include Claudia Henkel, Shashi Naidoo, Rosette Mogomotsi and previous runner-up Celeste Khumalo, who was crowned Miss SA Teen in 2011. Entries were open to contestants 17 years of age not older than 25 years in 2014. Thirty semi-finalists were invited to a screening process, whereby sixteen finalists were selected. The selected finalists include, Toka Lintsa, Brittany Ward, Amy Samuels, Jordan Airey, Chloe Coston, Demi Tromp, Jessica Tovey, Marilet Branders, Reabetswe Sechoara, Michelle Howell, Angelique v Dyk, Carrie-Leigh Miranda, Courtney Renniers, Carrie Mae Marder, Patience Tenyane, Kirsten Carls. Judges include Sir Franco D’Arrigo (D'Arrigo International), Jacinda Louw-Schutte (TV presenter &Survivor SA 2006 runner-up), Dunay Nortjie- Darren (Model & Wife of Kurt Darren), Andre Arendse (South African footballer & Safe Hands Soccer coach), Sir Massimo Civale (Italian Film Director), Melinda Bam (Miss SA 2011), Annie Malan (SA TV Actress), Princess Letizia (Spain), Hester Wasserfall (Eastgate Shopping Centre Manager), Mastura . . .