Johannesburg 09 March 2018 - ZUI, an independent fashion retailer with stores in Johannesburg and Tshwane launched their autumn 2018 collection in store and nationally online. The ZUI Autumn 2018 collection explores trends that reflect individual style including rich winter hues, buckle detailing, For women, sheer ruffle adorned blouses, wrap dresses; velvet and silk are set against denim jackets, skirts and trousers. Track tops are no longer confined to the stadium – they’re the new closet staple and paired with a pair of jeans, provides a relaxed look. “We are proud to launch our autumn campaign, it represents who our brand is and shows how fashion is vehicle for self-expression,” says, Shiraz Tayob CEO and Founder of ZUI. “We aimed to portray a wide array of influences that would appeal to our client base. The ZUI Group also announces the launch of the new ZUI e-commerce platform; live from 12 March 2018 it will be available on zui.co.za. The highly customised and localised e-commerce platform is a major step forward in ZUI’s digital strategy. The product offering available on the new zui.co.za website will cater to individual markets, giving customers the freedom to shop anytime and anywhere. The ZUI Autumn 2018 Collection launches in store on Friday, 02 March 2018 and online and will be available in stores globally on Thursday, July 27, 2017. About ZUI ZUI is a boutique fashion brand founded in 2009 that delivers high-quality fashion and ready-to-wear collections that are premium, yet accessible. ZUI ticks all the fashion boxes when it comes to a core collection, tailored dresses and boardroom classics. ZUI is quality driven, trendy, yet classical clothing for women providing the woman style at affordable prices. For more information and the ecommerce platform go to www.zui.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Zui Autumn 2018 Launch here: http://www.zui.co.za . . .
The transition to cleaner energy has reached a critical point globally as the impact of years of fossil fuel use becomes evident in dramatic climate change events. EGO Power, a company leading the green revolution in the gardening and landscaping arena, will be launching its new energy-efficient product range – a first for South Africa - at the revolutionary Garden of the Future. This unmissable feature will be taking place at Decorex Durban, sponsored by Plascon, running at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 21 to 25 March. “The world is changing, fast. Our whole society is moving away from fossil fuels and adopting cleaner, greener energy. It’s why we believe it’s time for a new, smarter way to power through gardening and landscaping tasks,” explained Jarryd McDonald, CMO of Smith Power Equipment, distributors of EGO in South Africa. “We believe Decorex Durban is the perfect platform to engage with people in residential and commercial markets directly which is why we’ve decided to launch the impressive new EGO Power range at the exhibition. It is a completely new brand that we believe will revolutionise the garden and landscaping market.” For the past decade, EGO Power has been researching, developing and perfecting their industry POWER+ machinery which uses ground-breaking technology in its design and function. This incredible range of cordless outdoor power equipment will be on display at the Garden of the Future, with experts available to explain how they exhibit the power and performance of petrol-run technology without any of the noise, fuss and fumes. Visitors can expect to see demonstrations of EGO Power’s range of self-powered mowers, push mowers, handheld blowers, string trimmers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers and many other landscape-enhancing equipment, all powered using cutting-edge green technology. The arc lithium designed battery delivers a new level of performance, offering dependable power and the fastest possible re-charge. “All the EGO . . .
While international trends and styles filter throughout the décor, design and lifestyle industries, it’s always interesting to witness how these global preferences are interpreted at a local level. Decorex Durban – sponsored by Plascon – promises a strong design-focused exhibition for 2018 with 15 leading designers collaborating with industry experts to curate on-trend spaces that encapsulate the #rhythmoflife theme. Visitors to Decorex Durban, taking place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 21 to 25 March, will get to experience these décor and design masterpieces in a number of vibrant new features that add some local flavour to global trends. Setting the tone Colour will splash across to the Decorex Designer Spotlight feature as Paige Waplington, owner of Redesign Interiors and CEO of the African Institute of Interior Design, crafts a unique space, reminiscent of a hotel room. Paige and her team will create some bespoke furniture pieces in this standout installation. In the home Step into the @home Trend Home presented by Decorex – curated by Creative Director of Decorex, Anita Bloom - to view how @home’s stunning range of furniture and décor, extends this year’s trends. Leading kitchen and bathroom suppliers will be given a blank slate to fit and fashion stylish rooms showcasing the latest in appliances and fittings. Visitors will get a unique insight into the team behind the show at the imaginative #withlovefromDecorex feature. This discerning display will showcase 18 furniture and décor pieces from this year’s trendy @home collection, each representing an aspect of the 18 dynamic personalities that make up the Decorex team. Three local designers – including Durban’s Mi Afrika with two still to be named - will curate three vastly different room settings in The Bedroom Project. Take in the trendy apartment bedroom before immersing yourself in the serenity of the bush lodge room setting with the final space exposing you to an elegant hotel . . .
If you were going to make an effort for the Oscars, this Sunday’s one should probably be it - their 90th anniversary. West Pack Lifestyle will help you set the scene. But first, popcorn! In the true spirit of Oscar night, what's the moves without popcorn, right? There's nothing cheaper, or more fun, so create a DIY popcorn bar of different flavours. The most affordable way to serve them without compromising on your fun movie night feel is in old-school brown paper packets (R23.90 for 50 Brown Paper Packets S08) and stock up on popcorn sprinkles (available in 150g packets, R14.90 each from your nearest West Pack store in flavours like sour cream and chives, fruit and chutney, butter and cheese). Cajun Popcorn: Combine a pinch each of salt, pepper, ground cumin, garlic powder, dried basil, dried thyme, paprika and cayenne pepper, and add to melted butter. Place air-popped corn in large bowl and toss in seasoning mixture to coat Parmesan Popcorn: Combine equal quantities grated Parmesan cheese and melted butter with a dash each of Italian herbs and salt. Pour over warm air-popped corn and toss to coat. Cinnamon Popcorn: Place 8 cups air-popped corn in a baking pan. In a small bowl, mix 1 lightly beaten egg white, ½ cup (125ml) sugar, 1 tsp (5ml) cinnamon and pinch of salt. Add to popcorn and bake in preheated 150°C oven, 20 minutes. If you're thinking plain popcorn, we'll let you off the hook, but only if you dress it up with fun popcorn themed buckets! The final (starry) touches An Oscars party wouldn't be complete with stars! This recipe for star shaped chips could be used for anything really - just pop into your nearest West Pack store to choose from a variety of star shaped cookie cutters (from R22.90 to R64.90). Unleash your crafty DIY side with these Starry Sparkles - perfect for decorating your tables, menus or faces - sure your brain is already ticking over with a few ideas (R24.90 for 8 mini bottles). Find your nearest West Pack . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 26 February 2018 – As leaders in the world of facilities management, Servest rely on the use of water as a key resource to deliver their core services, these include, Cleaning, Landscaping, Catering, Office Plants and Hygiene. “It was therefore an imperative for Servest to consider the conservation of water as a vital resource that is leaning towards almost becoming a scarcity – this is certainly the case in Cape Town at the moment” says, Abubakr Hattas, Group Business Improvement Specialist. One of Servest’s main policies and strategy is to approach environmental sustainability through innovation. One example of this is their Office Plants Division, who has modified their interior plants operation. “We have changed the types of plants in the working environment, by replacing all plants that require a high water intake with harder, sustainable, water wise plants. These plants require less than one litre of water every 6-8 weeks, and if the environmental conditions are applicable, some plants only require water once every 3 months”, says Kumuran Pillay, National Sales and Marketing Director, Office Services. It could be argued that office plants are not important, however the need for plants in offices is greater now than before. It positively affects the atmospheric conditions in the work environment of businesses. Plants remove harmful, volatile compounds (VOCs), such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air by as much as 70% in a 24 hour period and plants convert this into oxygen and water too, for the plants’ own nutritional needs. Plants eliminate carbon monoxide from indoor areas, the absence of which certainly impact human attention, concentration and the overall health of people. Indoor plants also stabilise humidity by 30-60%, creating a more comfortable and healthy work environment, benefitting office workers’ general well-being in many ways, such as minimising throat dryness, preventing headaches, dry skin and fatigue, . . .
Does Transnet once again want to make the NPA the laughing stock of the city? Port of Port Elizabeth's answer to threat from the city and it's citizens around the Manganese Ore pollution On Saturday 17 February at 12:58 the TNPA released a press statement on the “impending eviction of the Algoa Bay Yacht Club” - a Port of Port Elizabeth based sailing club that has been in existence for close on 60 years providing sail training, regattas and safe haven for local and international sailors along with access to what has been described as the best sailing waters along the African Coast. ABYC has been attempting to get the TNPA in front of the Port Regulator since 2009 when the club submitted a complaint over an unfair 61% rental increase. On Friday morning 23 February 2018 the TNPA have been summonsed to appear in court to answer the ABYC's Notice of Motion interdicting the TNPA from issuing a Warrant of Eviction. ABYC will be asking the honourable court to rule that ABYC be entitled to continue occupying the premises pending a determination by the Port Regulator on 20 March 2018. On 23 August 2017, before High Court proceedings, the TNPA - represented by TNPA Legal Officer, Justin Uren, Advocate Ntsepe, Attorney Nash Vandayar and Port Manager, Rajesh Dana - and ABYC - represented by Attorney Gerald Friedman, Advocate Albert Beyleveld, ABYC President Sean Wiseman and ABYC Commodore Alan Straton - agreed that until such time as a new tenant had been allocated the premises occupied by ABYC, pursuant to a lawful tender, ABYC could remain in occupation and would be afforded two months notice to vacate if ABYC were unsuccessful in tendering. It would appear that the TNPA's representatives at the time have suffered amnesia over this agreement and could have been devious in their handling of the matter. Despite being asked in numerous forms and by numerous persons the TNPA has remained silent on whether a tender has been awarded. On 16 February 2018 . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 20 February 2018 – Just days after the new President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in, international business confidence shows growth as Servest, the international facilities management provider, announced its acquisition in the Aktrion Group. Aktrion is a specialist company in the provision of bespoke manufacturing support services. The acquisition now sees the Servest Group’s annual turnover increase to, in excess of R16.40 billion globally and adds to the diversification of the company’s business strategy. Servest’s interest in Aktrion stems from the higher value-added and specialist services that the provider offers. The acquisition enhances Servest’s global reach, building on the joint venture with Atalian and its stake in technology business Getronics. “The transaction will enable Servest to play a leading role in the global manufacturing market, enabling further development of integrated solutions in printing, automotive, food and transport sectors”, says Servest South Africa’s CEO, Steve Wallbanks. “And importantly, it will allow us to grow our employee base and develop much needed scarce skills in the engineering sector”, he adds. Servest prides itself on its transparent, innovative and partnership approach. It self-delivers value-for-money bespoke solutions to clients across all sectors, including retail, leisure, public, healthcare, education, commercial, construction, transport and logistics. Servest offers specialist services which can be bundled or integrated to suit clients’ needs. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Business Confidence Grows in SA here: http://www.servest.co.za . . .
Off the back of 6 sold out live events, and after successfully hosting the biggest #Cryptocurrency event ever held in South Africa, the Matt Brown Show is holding a one-time exclusive learning and networking event in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 7 March (6pm - 8pm) we'll be launching a deep dive series into alternative cryptocurrencies. The interest around cryptocurrencies, with Bitcoin being the most famous, has continued to capture headlines worldwide whilst regulators around the world are still struggling to formulate a plan to deal with it. The Matt Brown Show #cryptokungfu is kicking off its first edition of a deep dive series will be looking at the bitcoin family of coins, what makes the coins different, their utility and the opportunities for traders and investors. The Matt Brown Show has built a listenership and captive audience in over 100 countries around the world. #CryptoJHB was the first podcast event to trend in the #1 hashtag position on Twitter in the history of South African media. The Matt Brown Show Johannesburg event taking place on Wednesday, 7 March 2018 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm, now being hosted at the Mesh Club in Rosebank will tap into THREE of the world’s leading experts for this first edition of a deep dive series focused masterclass. https://www.quicket.co.za/events/39626-cryptokungfu-the-matt-brown-show-the-deep-dive-series-part-1-the-bitcoin-family/#/ The Masterclass will feature Tone Vays (via video conference) and Adam Meister from the United States, both regarded as world’s leading Bitcoin experts. Lorien Gamaroff, founder/CEO of Bankymoon, blockchain and cryptocurrency consultant will provide the local market perspective as a South African. The masterclass has been engineered to provide a more focussed and intimate discussion on the landscape, which is one of the reasons the event was moved to the mesh club. To provide a more exclusive and engaging atmosphere for the attendees. Matt Brown says, “these 3 experts . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 19 February 2018 – Servest is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a significant pest control contract for Spar’s Western Cape Distribution centre in Philippi. The SPAR Group Ltd operates six distribution centres and one Build it distribution centre, supplying goods and services to over 1 000 SPAR stores across Southern Africa. “Servest is delighted to be associated with such an iconic brand”, says Kumaran Pillay, National Sales and Marketing Director, Office Services. He adds, “Servest does not apply a spray and pray approach, our trained sales consultants provide tailor made, pest management solutions to suit your needs”. This approach greatly match Spar’s own regional personality, as they offer consumers products that are unique to their local store, encouraging retailers to take full advantage of sourcing specific goods from local traders. Spar’s goal is to provide their customers with unwavering quality of the highest standards, complemented by excellent and personalised service in a warm and inviting, community environment; and their ‘Double Your Money Back Quality Guarantee’ on all SPAR Brand products, including fresh produce, make the assurance of safe pest-control solutions, that much more important. Servest has a dedicated Cape Town Regional office who will provide Spar with the necessary support. Servest currently employs over 4,500 people in the Cape Town area and this contract supports further growth in job creation of thousands of entry level, semi-skilled, supervisory and management positions across the city. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Servest Bags More Business Growth here: http://www.servest.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/FriedTomatoCo . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa --February 2018 4% of employees agree blocking out noise increases their productivity.(1) Today, work happens everywhere — in busy open-plan offices and contact centers, at home, even coffee shops. This flexibility is great for business and people, but with it comes a new challenge: noise. Distraction caused by noise reduces productivity and well-being and, in contact centers, detracts from a positive customer experience. Studies show that it takes 23 minutes to recover from distraction(3) and over 58% of employees are distracted multiple times each day.(2) That represents a significant impact on your customers’ businesses you can easily help avert through proven noise reduction strategies and products. Managing Noise: In the Contact Center In the contact center, noise remains the biggest complaint among employees(4) and can negatively impact customer satisfaction.(3) But managing noise effectively can raise productivity,2 improve customer experiences(5) and impact the bottom line.(1) Plantronics creates technologies that manage noise to help contact centers be more effective and businesses be more successful. Let’s look at some common situations: Customer Service Representative (CSR) - Needs to handle urgent requests from customers quickly and efficiently. Key challenge: Hearing and being heard by customers. Help Desk Support - Manages intense, often lengthy, customer calls. Key challenge: Wearing headset all day (comfort, battery issues). Supervisor - Supports CSRs with call assistance and training. Key challenge: Background noise and audio quality on escalated calls. High-Level Support - Guides and supports CSRs on most challenging calls. Key challenge: Mobility within office to help with urgent situations. How do you handle these challenges within your business? Contact Center Solutions Plantronics engineers solutions that help people manage the noise around them so they can be more effective — no matter where . . .