It grabbed international headlines that one of the world’s favourite cities was about to run out of water. Cape Town, a thriving metropolis was about to be first on a global scale to watch the taps run dry. As South Africa stood in solidarity, no-one will ever forget the feeling of angst that gripped a nation and inspired all to take action and contribute towards fighting off Day Zero. The World Bank reported on 10 April 2018 that South Africa remains a dual economy with one of the highest inequality rates in the world. So, imagine how many South Africans live with that water angst 365 days of the year. The Wishing Well International Foundation South Africa is looking to make a difference and ease some of that angst that mothers and families endure on a daily basis. For just R150, you can change a person’s life for ten years. Water scarcity is a real problem across the country, but none more real than in rural communities where people walk long distances every day to collect water from pits and streams that are largely not safe enough to use for consumption. The most affected by waterborne health issues are the young and the old, who suffer millions of deaths each year for this very reason. In partnership with market leader in water purification, H2O International SA, The Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) South Africa, a non-profit organisation, provides clean, safe drinking water to developing areas. They install purifiers manufactured by Hydraid in the USA. These technologically advanced biofoam filters kill the bacteria and reduce the number of unwanted contaminants found in water. The affordability, ease of use and minimal maintenance of the biofoam filters make them the most proven and sustainable filtration methods for rural areas. In addition, the WWIF SA establishes and train a committee in the areas they install these water purifiers. The local committee continuously checks the water filters to ensure that they are working and being . . .
Saturday, 28 April 2018: Femi Koya Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018 Performers & times: Femi Koya Sound check – 16h30 Performance – 18h00 to 19h00 Cost: Free Venue: V&A Amphitheatre Contact: V&A Information Centre on 021 426 1233 / email@example.com Providing a platform for emerging South African musicians and musical ensembles to showcase their talent, up-and-coming artists will take to the stage on select weekend afternoons until the end of Autumn, in free-to-attend musical performances at the V&A Amphitheatre. Femi Koya will perform at the V&A Amphitheatre on Saturday, 28 April from 6pm, entertaining audiences with a blend of Afrobeat and contemporary groove music, infused with West African highlife and jazz. His life story – a migration across the continent from West to South – inspires his music and can be heard in his debut album Just in Newtown. Sunday, 29 April 2018: ZionThree3 & Jimmy Nevis Date: Sunday, 29 April 2018 Performers & times: ZionThree3 Sound check – 15h30 Performance – 16h30 to 17h00 Jimmy Nevis Sound check – 17h00 Performance – 18h30 to 19h30 Cost: Free Venue: V&A Amphitheatre Contact: V&A Information Centre on 021 426 1233 / firstname.lastname@example.org The V&A Waterfront Summer Concerts, presented by the new smart car, are here to liven up the summer! Taking place at the V&A Amphitheatre on select weekend afternoons, these much-loved musical performances offer acoustic concerts by both up-and-coming and well-known names against views of Table Mountain and the city – making this the perfect way to spend a summer’s evening. Kicking off the performances on Sunday, 29 April, is ZionThree3, a trio of South African vocalists best-known for pop and R&B music, who will perform at the V&A Amphitheatre at 3.30pm. The trio, Tashwin Manuel, Bradley van der Zandt and Dillon Powell, are childhood friends and all grew up in musical and spiritual homes, beginning their singing . . .
Operational since 2003, Oxbow is a renowned company, situated in Cape Town. This company specialises in the sales and services of the Xerox office automation machines. Being a dynamically proactive and passionate company, it provides high-end services that have made them as one of the most popular resellers of Xerox equipment in South Africa. The core focus of this company remains on providing the best services to their clients. Mission of the company Oxbow is renowned for its dynamic nature and passion for achieving customer satisfaction. However, the mission of the company is discussed below. Offering the best products that exhibit the unique qualities of performance and values. Providing outstanding customer care service. Enhancing the skills of the employees by developing their full potentials. Encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit Maintaining the highest standard of business ethics. Going beyond the expectations of the stakeholders. However, some of the important services provided by Oxbow are discussed below. 1. Xerox Technical Service Oxbow is considered as the best resellers of Xerox equipment in Africa. They offer a wide range of Xerox machines catering to all sorts of requirements for their customers. The Xerox consultants of Oxbow are highly experienced. The Xerox installation service provided by them have an option to include Managed Print Services that can automatically log all the technical calls and in fact can order toner even before you can become aware of the requirements. 2. Managed Print Services This Cape Town based company offers a service that gives you relieve from the pain of logging calls and managing every printer activity on your network. Their unique software comes with the unique feature of customisation to cater the basic needs of the customers. 3. Oxbow Eco Energy Oxbow soulfully believes in the process of using recycling and renewable energy. Their EcoEnergy section is certified by Eskom. They are . . .
Comfortable, bold designs with a timeless elegance will dictate this year’s Decorex Designer Spotlight as Cape Town-based interior design team, Mariano Rossouw, curates an innovative living room space for this popular installation. The inspired work of these design experts will feature at Decorex Cape Town, sponsored by Plascon, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 27 April to 1 May. The journey to Decorex The company was founded in 2012 by the award-winning design duo, Tony Mariano and Danie Rossouw, both of whom graduated from the renowned KLC School of Design in Chelsea, London. Italian-born Mariano initially pursued a career in fashion retail before relocating to Cape Town in 2005 where he entered interior design with The Glen Boutique Hotel in Seapoint as his first project. While Mariano had a background in the arts, Danie Rossouw only entered the industry after practicing as a dentist in London for a decade. While travelling, he decided to follow his passion for interior design, initially working own renovation projects until he finally made the career change in 2011. Mariano and Rossouw studied and worked on a number of design-school projects together and, following various internships at prestigious London studios, relocated to Cape Town to establish Mariano Rossouw. In 2013 their team was joined by BHC Design School graduate, Amie Bishop, whose creative talent, industry experience and CAD (computer-aided design) skills have made her an integral part of the team. The organisation has been further strengthened with the addition of Catherine Richards in 2016, fulfilling the significant role of office manager and project co-ordinator. Decorex Designer Spotlight “We’re very excited about featuring at Decorex for the first time!” said Rossouw. “We have chosen to showcase a living space accessorised with two new European brands which we are launching through our studio.” The two new product lines include ‘Sophia’, . . .
https://vimeo.com/263979762 EMPRESS AKUA REDEFINING REGGAE MUSIC WITH HER NEW MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE TITLED GWANN (DUTTY BABYLON) Reggae music has proven over the years to be a music genre of freedom and revelation of heartfelt messages. To this end, it is difficult for musicians to perform the genre of music without flaws. 2018 has however produced one of the most influential reggae musician who has redefined the music genre with her message packed songs. Notable among her songs is the new release titled Gwaan (Dutty Babylon). Lots of reggae fans have clamored for a flawless music with positive messages to depict the culture of the genre of music and Empress Akua has been revealed to be the answer to the yearnings of teaming audience of reggae music. Listening to the new release is an eye opener as the messages are clear, direct and healing to the soul. The music video is shot in a natural scene revealing the love for growth of nature packed in the song. The video resolution further shows the readiness of Empress Akua and her producer to improve the present situation of reggae music genre. In less than a few days of release of the video, it has received thousands of views on YouTube and the positive reviews received on Empress Akua’s Facebook page is highly tremendous and commendable. In the words of Aziza Young, she says that the music video is “Positive, intelligent and uplifting, this is what we need…” other viewers of the song have also testified to the fact that Empress Akua and her producer have done a very good job on the new release. Some have clamored for more of such successful music from Empress, while others have signified that Empress Akua is their number one reggae musician of the moment. Without doubt, Empress Akua has made the times of reggae lovers with her new release. This is a definite clarion call to further lovers to take good time to view and listen to the song Gwaan (Dutty Babylon) as the musician seems to be a promising star in . . .
When it comes to the socially responsible shopper that chooses to follow and support conscious brands, gifting can be a hair-raising experience. Especially when you need that something special that shows thought and consideration. But with the conscious shopper top of mind, Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay offers a unique and quirky range of products that will leave you spoilt for choice. We round-up some ideas for your green gifting: • Carvings by Dennis Influenced by his interactions with locals and tourists alike, Dennis Maguma draws his inspiration for his carvings from the wild landscapes that Africa is known for. His meerkats and hearted figures are a very popular choice and add so much character to any space. Dennis also makes custom items on request. • Whitestone Cactus From moisturisers to bath scrubs and soaks, Whitestone Cactus offers everything you need for healthy happy skin. Pure, organic and chemical-free, the soothing aloe vera moisturiser is a firm favourite. • Bamba Zonke Bamba Zonke is a range of vibrant, multipurpose bags and accessories made from local materials and fabrics. Manufactured in Cape Town, garments feature authentic wax prints and their own-designed PVC prints,made using Shweshwe fabrics. With 125 traders under one roof, Bay Harbour Market continues to be one of Cape Town’s most popular and loved shopping destinations. So when it comes to gifting for any occasion, it is highly recommended you grab your dearest and head to the market – delicious food, live music, craft beers on tap and a vibe like no-other. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
For the last six years, Bay Harbour Market has set the benchmark when it comes to the ultimate weekend outing by turning the very idea of a market on it’s head. Subsequently, it’s become a ‘must do’ destination in one of the World’s top voted cities to visit as sited by TripAdvisor. But what’s even more impressive is that for years, Bay Harbour Market has also led the way with its sustainability policies – it holds a three-star accreditation from Thrive and is completely plastic free. Thrive Hout Bay is the local green advocate and non-profit organisation which, in November 2017, launched it’s For the Good of our Hood campaign. Aligning local establishments with environmental sustainability, the campaign awards restaurants according to a green rating system, with three stars being the top accreditation a venue can receive. Amongst the list of criteria to qualify you will find sending waste for recycling, sending food waste for composting and buying locally or growing your own fresh produce. “We are very proud of our local community when just a few months after launch, 31 of the 65 restaurants in Hout Bay have already received accreditation,” says Thrive’s Nontsikelelo Martel, “and some restaurants have even gone beyond the call by introducing water-saving measures as well.” Whilst Bay Harbour Market was one of the first destinations in the area to receive a three-star accreditation, it’s green journey started years ago. Today, walking around the market, it’s evident that the team is passionate about educating the 25 000 strong visitors a month about recycling, and how it’s done. Furthermore, one would imagine that housing 125 traders under one roof would seem like an impossible task with regards to compliance. But it works! “When we set out to create this awesome market, one of our key concerns was the impact on the local environment and the community surrounding us”, says market co-owner, Anthony Stroebel, “and throughout the years it’s been paramount . . .
Right of reply to defamatory article headlined Abuses in Our Places of Worship The Board of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God is outraged by the content of the article written by Devan Moonsamy, CEO of The ICHAF Training Institute, headlined: Abuses in Our Places of Worship, published in MyPR.co.za on 9 April 2018. It has also appeared under the headline: If you want to make money in Africa, start a religion, on http://www.sabreakingnews.co.za and https://www.webmail.co.za on 10 April 2018. The article is defamatory and contains unsubstantiated content which has damaged the reputation of the Universal Church and its members. Had the author sought input or verification from the Universal Church as a responsible journalist, they would have responded to his questions and distanced themselves from the unsubstantiated content. The resulting article would then likely have been fair, balanced and accurate. It fails to uphold any of these requirements. It should be noted that the Universal Church appeared before the CRL Commission in November 2015 and was complimented by the Commission on its stringent procedures and policies and the manner in which the organisation conducts itself. In the article published on MyPR.co.za, Devan Moonsamy, CEO of the ICHAF Training Institute, wrote: The highly controversial Universal Church has been banned in some countries, but is still widely popular in South Africa. This is an unprofessional and unfounded statement. There is no reference or source cited as to where this information was obtained and therefore no method to verify it. In any event, the Board of the Universal Church refutes the allegation of having been banned in the strongest possible terms. In countries where the Universal Church has been investigated, it has been found that the allegations levelled against it were unfounded and that the Universal Church had complied with all legal and Governmental requirements. It is interesting that this is not . . .
Dammit Janet @ Bay Harbour Market If you were to hear someone say Dammit Janet at the market, you wouldn’t be blamed for assuming Frank-N-Furter was around the corner shopping for new tights. An assumption that would bring a smile to the owners of the bohemian clothing range, Dammit Janet, which calls Bay Harbour Market home. The urban dictionary defines the word bohemian as someone who tries to live by the ideals of truth, freedom, love and is free-spirited. It’s this sentiment that inspires the entrepreneurs behind this striking clothing range. “If our range could stand for just one thing, it would be self-expression,” says Janet Dobie. “The ability to choose a garment that says who you are as an individual and that is not mass produced.” Driven by their passion for textiles, the duo behind this brand have always got their eye on colours and prints as they firmly believe these trends are a direct reflection of society and the mindset of the individuals that represent it at that time. Herein lies the beauty of the Dammit Janet range – whether you are feeling grounded, or free-spirited, it will always have the perfect little piece for you. So pop in and check out the new winter range of ponchos, kimonos, kaftans and denim jackets. For more information, please do visit Bay Harbour Market on http://bayharbour.co.za/ CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Johannesburg, April, 11, 2018: Free up your time for what’s good in life - by Penny Ntuli, marketing director of Tetra Pak South Africa Have you ever sat down at the end of the week, and realised you just couldn’t find the time to do all the things you set out to do? Juggling work, household chores, reading and exercise all in one day can sometimes seem impossible. We all want a better quality of life so we must focus on what’s good. That consumer drive is why companies constantly look for and find ways to make peoples’ lives easier. Even something as small as a milk box can often save you time and make life convenient. It can give you drinks on the go as you zoom around trying to fit in the million and one things that need to be done. Here are 10 tips and tricks to free up your time for what’s good in life: Take a step back The first and most crucial step is to take a step back and look at what’s good in your life and what could be better. You can ask yourself what you want to do more of or what you want to change. Stepping back helps you prioritise what’s important and what’s not so you can find the time to do the things you want. Create your perfect formula for a daily routine Now it’s time to organise. Organising a list of tasks helps you achieve balance by ensuring things get done when they need to without eating up too much of your time. Daily chores can leave you exhausted and with little time to enjoy the weekend. Organising your time at the start of each week with a to-do list helps you plan to save. There are a bunch of mobile apps that can help you and many of them are free. Do a little bit everyday Benjamin Franklin once said, “Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” But don’t cram too much into one day and leave yourself exhausted. Instead, do a little every day, particularly the little chores you may save up for the weekend. Start preparing a few days in advance if you're planning a dinner party, divide . . .