Decorex Cape Town Reveals the 2019 Trends to Light Up Any Space When it comes to interior design, the final element that ties the room together - while enhancing the standout décor pieces - is lighting. The intricacies of this particular interior design item will be beautifully showcased by lighting experts, Fundi Light & Living at the 2019 Decorex Cape Town taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 1 to 5 May. “Over the past few years, we’ve enjoyed watching the emergence of lighting as a dominant design feature, rather than an afterthought,” said Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions. “The product variations, styles and materials available nowadays offer the perfect lighting solution for every interior and exterior space. We are thrilled to welcome Fundi Light & Living – leaders in this industry – to feature at the latest Decorex Cape Town installation, The Lighting Project.” Cathy Newton, Managing Director of Wire World – exclusive manufacturers and distributors of Fundi Light & Living - explained that the choice of lighting can completely transform the mood of any space: “To achieve the proper atmosphere, you need to first understand the different types of light and how they interact with each other. Ambient, functional and accent lighting all need to be considered when the function of the room is determined.” She said the incorrect lighting method could have disastrous effects on the overall feel: “A restaurant owner would not put harsh fluorescent lighting above his dining area tables, nor would a business owner put dark ambient lighting in his office area.” Lighting is also an affordable option for home or office renovation, as Cathy explained: “Often one gets bored of your interior and envision having to spend thousands on expensive furniture to update the look. Lighting is often overlooked as an affordable option instead.” Fundi Light & Living share the top 3 lighting trends for . . .
More than 200 000 student-led social entrepreneurship start-ups have been battling it out for the world-renowned Hult Prize - a $1 million seed investment given out annually to innovative youngsters with solutions to some of the globe’s most critical issues. Proudly South African-born student entrepreneur, David Apostolov, is leading the team that has been shortlisted as a potential recipient of this prestigious award. David and his team will be heading to the regional finals in Dubai to present their solutions-driven concept to the Hult committee on Saturday, 9 March. Established in 2009 by an enterprising MBA student at Hult International Business School - Ahmad Ashkar – The Hult Prize has become the biggest engine to launch for-good, for-profit start-ups that emerge from universities worldwide. The theme for the 2019 challenge is ‘to create a business which creates the pathway to 10 000 jobs for youth within the next 10 years’. David has a passion for innovative technology and, on visiting China in 2012 at the age of 15, he knew he had found a space for this passion to develop into a usable business model. After matriculating from The Kings School Bryanston in 2015, David immediately enrolled at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, where he will graduate in July 2019 with a BSc (Hons) in International Business Management. “China is the forefront of technological innovation,” said the 21-year-old student. “It is a place rich in opportunity for talented individuals, and I’ve always wanted to be directly involved in the business happening between China and Africa. I am fortunate enough to be well on my way.” Driven by a passion to leave a lasting legacy of positive contribution to humanity, David committed to competing in this globally-revered competition. He and his dedicated team from the University of Nottingham Ningbo hope to secure funding to launch a global social ecosystem – named Rebloom – which consists of a specifically-designed . . .
For those unable to attend the fourth annual FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit – hosted by KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government – the event organisers have arranged that the summit is available via online viewing platforms. Welcoming headline speaker, Naomi Campbell, alongside other global influencers in business, sports, science, entertainment and leadership, the summit will run on International Women’s Day, Friday, 8 March, at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. The summit comprises keynote talks, panel discussions, one-one-one interviews and networking sessions with some of the globe’s most impactful women. Speakers for the 2019 event include Basani Maluleke, CEO of African Bank; Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, South African MP; Nozipho Sithole, CEO at Transnet Port Terminals; South African Paralympian, Kgothatso KG Montjane; Nigerian Winter Olympian and ambassador for the Malala Fund, Simidele Adeagbo; and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, former Miss South Africa and Miss Universe, among others. The talks and discussions will be made available to those unable to attend the event in person, via Forbes Woman Africa and ABN Event Productions Facebook Live and YouTube Live streaming, as well as through live summit tweeting using the Twitter handle #LWS2019KZN. In addition to the on-day coverage, CNBC Africa will be broadcasting segments of the day live on the channel across Africa. Managing Editor of FORBES AFRICA and FORBES WOMAN AFRICA, Methil Renuka, said a primary objective of the summit was to share unique female insights to the challenges facing the modern woman. “The summit is all about inclusivity, ensuring that the incredible stories and messages from these inspired women are shared across the globe,” explained Renuka. “Through this year’s theme, ‘New Wealth Creators’, we want to give a platform to pioneering women who have already made an impact, while exposing other women to the opportunities available.” The FORBES WOMAN . . .
As bathrooms gain more prominence within the home, designers and suppliers are becoming more innovative in their approach to décor and furnishings. Maintaining its position as Africa’s leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition, Decorex SA will be showcasing the latest in bathroom trends in its dynamic installation, The Bathroom Project. “The past few years, we’ve really seen some significant changes in bathroom style and design,” said Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions. “From a utilitarian room that bore no real design consequence, the bathroom has evolved into a really integral space within the home, drawing a lot of attention to elements such as furniture, colours and spatial perception. We’re seeing a lot of intelligent design trends coming through which visitors to Decorex Durban will get to witness first-hand.” Bathroom trends taking over 2019 Some of the region’s bathroom specialists, Shower Haus and Cas Tiles, have shared their unique insights into the latest bathroom trends emerging countrywide. - Frameless With space at a premium, many are turning to smaller bathrooms that incorporate design techniques to enhance the perception of ample space. There is also a preference of front bathroom ‘walls’ to be finished with frameless glass, thereby incorporating the bathroom into the bedroom itself. - Walk-in Showers The frameless trend continues into showers where the black hardware – as opposed to the traditional chromed finish – is gaining traction. There is also a move towards walk-in showers comprising a single, frameless screen. - Internal Glass Doors Within the bathroom, glass doors are trending over the traditional wooden doors. These can be clear or sandblasted for a more discreet effect. - Large Mirrors Another fantastic space-enhancing technique is the incorporation of large mirrors within the bathroom. - Mosaic Tiles Created from glass, mosaic tiles – in a range of colours – are becoming . . .
If you want to see how the professionals serve up scrumptious meals that you could make at home, make sure you’ve got your ticket to this years Decorex Durban show, and catch Royal Palm’s Executive Chef Guy Gorrie in action. A born and bred Durban lad, Gorrie studied at the Christina Martin Culinary School, before embarking on a journey to England, where he was fortunate enough to be offered a string of internships at famous restaurants like River Café, Le Trompet and The Ivy. “Working at Michelin-starred restaurants taught me the fundamental basics, which is so important when building a reputable dining menu, and this grounding has opened my eyes to the endless options of food combinations,” he says. Upon his return to South Africa, Gorrie brought his culinary prowess to Hotel Izulu, La Montagne Hotel, and is now Executive Chef at Royal Palm’s @Thyme Restaurant, and wants to show you how easy it is to create a masterpiece, without having to break a sweat! The show, which runs for four days from 21 – 24 March at the Durban Exhibition Centre not only gives home lovers a peek at the finest concepts and products from a collection of expertly curated designers and manufacturers, but also has a Gourmet Cooking Theatre where you can catch some amazing chefs in action. Chef Gorrie will be in action on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 at 12h30 – 13h30. Tickets are R95 (Students / Pensioners R85) and are available from Computicket. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Don’t miss Granny Mouse Country House & Spa’s culinary artists Wayland Green and Theodasious Mannie at this year’s Decorex Durban show. The show, which runs for four days from 21 – 24 March at the Durban Exhibition Centre not only gives home lovers a peek at the finest concepts and products from a collection of expertly curated designers and manufacturers, but also has a Gourmet Cooking Theatre where you can catch some amazing chefs in action. Originally from Glenwood in Durban, Green completed his studies in Food Preparation, French, Food Costing as well as Food Theory through the Hotel Training Academy from 2002 to 2004. He joined the Granny Mouse team in July 2015, has fast become a firm favourite with hotel guests as he designs incredible dishes, from start to finish, pleasing even the fussiest of palettes. He considers himself to be, “a very calm person, who works well under pressure and strives to push beyond his best” – but it’s his dishes that speak for themselves! Mannie, also a culinary artist and sous chef, joined the granny mouse family in 2017. He completed his studies at Canterbury College and gleaned plenty of invaluable experience from working in hotels, at food and music festivals, in canteens and even as a consultant assisting struggling kitchens turn their businesses around. Mannie’s true passion, however, is menu and dish planning. Catch the Granny Mouse team in action on Friday March 22 and Sunday March 24 at 17h00 – 17h50. Tickets are R95 (Students / Pensioners R85) and are available from Computicket. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Cannabis-Oil lists only the most dependable CBD products of the highest quality in South Africa. Cape Town, March 12, 2019 - This new site has been launched, dedicated to those who not only want to become familiar with CBD oil, as well as guided and educated about the topic. cannabis-oil.co.za provides informative articles about the plant, as well as different kinds of strains. All articles on the site are written by marijuana and cannabis enthusiasts. Since the legal era is fairly new, the aim is to educate and notify the South Africans about the pros and cons of the cannabis oil products on the market today. The focus of the site is to educate the readers about CBD oil and products online, with all research supported by scientific papers. Moreover, the idea is to help you become familiar with the effective uses of this oil - ultimately allowing you to have a better, healthy life. Unlike other sites, Cannabis-oil.co.za explains how it can help people suffering from anxiety, insomnia, cancer, stress, and ADHD. What's more, you have the option to immediately purchase a suitable CBD oil. Even though the main focus is on CBD oil, the site also offers Hemp oil and clearly explains the difference between the two. Cannabis-oil is thoroughly explaining how to use hemp oil in the kitchen. Cooking with hemp is no different than using any other oil/herb. “My parents hated the fact that I smoked weed occasionally when I was younger. Anything related to cannabis was bad. Nowadays both my father and mother don't sleep a night without CBD oil and they even invest in some Cannabis related companies. I am happy to bring my expertise from the Netherlands to South Africa, to pursue my passion” —Olivier van Geenhoven (Founder) Finally, the site’s blog contains informative articles that manage to remain interesting and entertaining. The articles show controversial findings after multiple case studies but are also just really fun to read. There is a new . . .
Durban, South Africa – A high-action feature film has started production in and around the Port of Durban, South Africa. Entitled Trafficked—Africa, this powerful movie, which was inspired by real life events, tells the story of journalist, Adeze Boyle, who travels to Southern Africa in search of a story on human trafficking. She stops at nothing, including putting herself in harm's way to stop the trafficking ring that has been acting with impunity. A highly engaging storyline explores the lives of characters who have been trafficked and their families, as well as those involved in fueling the human trafficking industry. Directed by Jato Ehijator, this pioneering film focuses on social issues that are often not talked about in Africa, including human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, and prostitution. Through a well-crafted story this project highlights many of the social injustices in our society as well as the vulnerability of women and children. “I am creating an action-packed feature production that will help spark dialogue about some of the most challenging issues facing the continent of Africa and the rest of the world”, says Jato. With over 15 years in the film industry, Jato Ehijator’s portfolio of work has focused on telling African stories in Africa by Africans. The ambitious Film Director is pushing the boundaries of the South African film industry by infusing elements of the West and Central African film industry into the local market to produce projects with global appeal. This Artsy Lens Studio production will be filmed over the month March, with an expected release date of June 2019. For more information about Trafficked—Africa follow the project on facebook and Instagram (@traffickedafrica), visit the website www.traffickedafricamovie.com, or email JLedikwe@gmail.com. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) has called on the South African retail motor industry to accelerate gender equality in the retail motor sector in observance of International Women's Day on Friday, 8 March 2019. While some progress has been made in empowering women in this important economic sector, the South African retail motor industry is still very much a man’s world, according to Martlé Keyter, MISA’s CEO for Operations and National Co-ordinator of the MISA Women’s Forum. While International Women’s Day is an opportunity to highlight the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, Keyter believes the push for gender parity is far from over, especially in the workplace. "Women are still paid less for the same work as their male counterparts, female managers and directors remain in the minority, and motherhood still poses a career risk for many women," notes Keyter. Real and effective plans needed MISA has urged employers to put real and effective plans and measures in place to end gender-based stereotyping and to ensure women are protected against harassment and violence in the workplace. "There will be no greater accomplishment and reward other than to see the motor industry as a vibrant sector where it is the norm that the work of women is valued as much as men’s, where women are not isolated into low-paying jobs or discriminated against, where they do not risk their health or safety or that of their unborn children, and where they have equal access to good quality jobs and decent working conditions," says Keyter. MISA is an active campaigner for gender parity MISA is an active campaigner for gender parity and through its Women’s Forum has become a leader in this area in the South African motor industry. “It’s a simple concept: when we act with other women, we are more powerful than acting alone,” she says. "As a credible, strong and fast-growing trade union, MISA can address women’s priority concerns . . .
We can confidently say that this has never been recorded before in the annals of mankind....... https://youtu.be/ChcEb6mlEUo The above images are available from Barcroft Media who have secured the Worldwide Licensing rights. Any requests for images can be sent to the Barcroft licensing team at: firstname.lastname@example.org Other video by Rainer Schimpf available under license from Barcroft Studios can be seen in the Barcroft Studio Library - search for 'Rainer Schimpf'. Exclusive interviews with Rainer can be booked through the contact form on the AB Marine Web Site. Inside Man For over 20 years Port Elizabeth, South Africa based Rainer Schimpf has lived his passion as a marine conservationist, award winning photographer and tour operator in the marine and adventure sector. His dedication to protecting the environment has made him known around the globe with his particular passion for documenting Orcas killing dolphins, whilst documenting Orcas hunting behavior and pod structure. Schimpf was the first to film and document a handicapped Orca (named SIRA) in Algoa Bay, South Africa. Most of these sightings occurred during the biggest marine migration in the Southern Hemisphere and Indian Ocean - the Sardine Run. Rainer is an acknowledged authority, specialising in tracking and finding Sardines and the predators (Dolphins, Whales, Sharks and sea Birds) that follow and feast on the Sardine Run, having documented this marine spectacle all along the Southern Cape Coast to Port Elizabeth's Algoa Bay (which hosts the longest and greatest portion of the Sardine Run up South Africa's East Coast) to the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape. Sardine Run divers, Whale and Dolphin Watchers and International Film Crews all rely on Rainer's marine knowledge to 'get the shot'. Over 20 years expertise is distilled into the 'hunt' for cetaceans along the coast. Schimpf is particularly proud of hosting his biggest production for Galatee/Pathe with Oceans and . . .