THE 14th iteration of the Wavescape Surf Film Festival will once again be heading down to uShaka Marine World. There will be 20 Wavescape movies to be showcased on the big screen from Monday, 23 to Friday 27, July in Arena 5 (adjacent to moyo) which are sure to take you on a worldwide surf adventure with epic visuals and amazing stories. Come and chill out at uShaka Marine World and enjoy a great line up of surfing movies. Entry is free, so bring your mates and some blankets and / or camp chairs. Food and beverages can be purchased from within the uShaka Village Walk on each of the evenings starting at 18h00. Daily Schedule Below: Monday 23 July @ 18h00pm • A million Waves – Emotional portrait of Kadiatu Kamara, 19, who is left to face the Ebola epidemic alone after her dad dies. She finds hope in the waves of ureh Beach in central Sierra Leone. • The edge of North – A group of top British surfers surf in northern Scotland, discovering new adventures and reconnecting with old friends. • Masa – Byron Bay-based Japanese shaper Masami Yaguchi explores why he moved to a foreign country with an alien culture. Soulful and cool! • Perilous Sea – A cold water odyssey that captures the raw spirit, landscapes and pure perfection that arises when conditions align. Inspired by the storytelling style of classic ocean-fairing novels, we traverse North Atlantic fringes, from Canada to Iceland. • Church of the open sky - A sea soaked celebration of surfing in the sacred playground beneath. Shot in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka. Staring Dave Rastovich, Tom Wegener, Belinda Baggs, Alex Knost, Devon Howards. Tuesday 24 July @ 18h00pm • Zions Gate – A story about friendship in the places where the proximity of death affirms the life within us, as two friends from different parts of the world tackle a scary day at Dungeons. • A week up West – Noosa long boarder Harrison Roach keeps falling asleep while surfing. So he goes with his shaper . . .
JBay Winterfest 2018 - MTB, Trail Running and Fishing Finish The Festival! JBay – the final events in the action-packed JBay Winterfest have finished off, which sees the closing of one of the most exciting festivals ever. After the Corona Open JBay Men's and Women's surfing events, the Cold Water Swim Classic, and the Funduro were finished during the early days of the Festival, this weekend saw the culmination of the final events. These events were the JBay Windfarm MTB Classic, the Endurade JBay X Trail Run and the JBay Winterfest Skins Fishing Competition, as well as the final gigs in the hugely popular Corona Sunset Sessions free music shows. JBay Windfarm MTB Classic: The sixth edition of the JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic took place on Saturday 14 July. Riders of all ages and skill levels braved wet and chilly conditions to tackle the finest trails around the Eastern Cape holiday town of Jeffreys Bay. The event, which forms part of the JBay Winterfest, offered three distances a 25km fun ride, 50km marathon and the gruelling 85km ultra marathon. At the sharp end of the ultra marathon, Declan Sidey from Team Mad Macs p/b hazz out of Stellenbosch was the convincing winner. In the women’s race Yolande de Villiers rode a spectacular race to complete her hat trick, finishing sixth overall in the 85km, in a time of 03:59:51. She also collected the R11 000 first prize for her day in the rain, with Anriëtte Schoeman in second and Shauna Esmeyer rounding out the podium. “It was hectic out there,” commented a visibly exhausted De Villiers after the finish. "It was cold and muddy but I still had a lot of fun! The new bits of singletrack and bridges were really awesome,” she said. Full story and results here https://bit.ly/2uHUveX Full gallery here https://bit.ly/2uuKXoj Endurade JBay X Trail Run This three-stage trail run series, with day and night runs, had the biggest entry so far in the history of the event, and was an exciting but grueling . . .
JBay Winterfest: Surfing, Swimming, Music and Funduro JBay – The JBay Winterfest 2018 has had a busy few days, with a number of different events going down in and around the contest hub. The Corona Open JBay Women’s event kicked off last week, with excellent surf at Supertubes following on from the men’s event. South African wildcard Bianca Buitendag did well to win her opening round heat and advance directly to the third round. Surprise eliminations from this event were Sally Fitzgibbons from Australia and Courtney Conlogue (USA). With good surf on track for JBay, the event will restart later in the week. For more go tohttp://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2018/wct/2750/corona-open-j-bay-womens The Cold Water Classic open water swim was a huge success this year, with the most entrants thus far in the event’s six-year history. With an air temperature of 19 C, conditions on land were a stark contrast to the icy water that awaited swimmers from all over South Africa who descended upon Jeffreys Bay to take part in the swim. Only three swimmers entered the costume division of the triple mile, an official Robben Island crossing qualifying swim. Veteran PJ Duffy won the men’s section, while Megan Albertyn won the women’s division. “What an awesome experience! I can't believe I haven't done the Cold Water Classic before - will definitely be back next year,” said Albertyn after her swim. Jeffreys Bay swimmer JC Van Wyk won the double mile while Paige Black won the women’s section of the event. East London swimmer Mbali Vellum in his first cold water swim had to tough it out to complete the double mile. “The water was very very cold but I really wanted to finish the double mile,” said Mbali after his courageous swim. Hannah Counihan from Port Elizabeth won the women’s mile while Peter Michaelides from Knysna won the men’s division. The winners each won a pair of Oakley sunglasses. The triple mile wetsuit division was won by legendary waterman . . .
The Durban Fashion Fair (DFF), which is a proudly eThekwini Municipality initiative developed to grow the fashion industry in the city, as well as create a platform for employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, is now celebrating 7 years on the fashion calendar! Each year, the Durban Fashion Fair open up their doors not only for potential designers, but for aspiring models as well. DFF hosts an open casting for potential models within the Greater Durban area who are not registered with a modelling agency in order to offer them a platform to wear the creations of the designers invited to showcase their work. Thousands of hopefuls turn up over the two day process and the judges have to narrow it down after a rigorous selection takes place with just 10 male & 10 female potential models being selected. They are then put through an 8 week “model boot camp” where they receive instruction in all aspects of modelling, including techniques of walking the ramp alongside professional models, etiquette at photographic sessions, as well as how to keep fit and healthy – the focus being on functional training over the 8 weeks. This year, 6 former DFF boot camp models recently showcased designer garments at the 2018 VDJ Young & Invited designer categories presented by the Durban Fashion Fair which took place on Friday, 22 June. They also modelled garments at the recent Vodacom Durban July on Saturday, July 7th. Xola Ndlovu (DFF 2015), Twinky Dimba (DFF 2015 female new face winner), Lavender Muchenje (DFF 2017), Sara Mngadi (DFF 2015); Samantha Jali (DFF 2017 New Face winner) and Olwethu Cele (DFF 2015 Male New face winner) all unanimously agreed that their experience gained through the model boot camp allowed them to realise the important aspects of what it means to be a professional model, and the hard work that is needed to succeed; from realising that success relies on a combination of genetics, professionalism, dedication, and sheer luck, believing in . . .
JBay Winterfest, Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay – Brazilian surfer Filipe Toledo has taken the win at the 2018 Corona Open JBay at the JBay Winterfest, making it back-to back wins at this prestigious Championship Tour (CT) surfing event. He beat Australian powerhouse surfer and CT rookie Wade Carmichael in excellent surf today, bringing a close to four days of world class men’s surfing at Supertubes. In a fast and exciting final, both surfers showed incredible performance and strength, surfing a number of heats from the quarterfinals all the way to the finals, but it was the Brazilian who had the edge on the Australian, taking the win with his aggressive approach to the long lines of Supertubes. Despite a strong comeback performance from the Australian, including a last-ditch grab-rail air 360 attempt in the dying minutes, it was the lightning-fast young Brazilian who took the honours for the second year in a row. South African CT surfer and two times event champion Jordy Smith was also on form throughout this event, but bowed out to Carmichael in an exciting semifinal clash. With one more chance to put a good score on the board during the final minutes of the heat, Jordy mistimed a huge aerial move at the end section, and was eliminated from the event. In the second semifinal Toledo came up against the dynamic Kanoa Igarashi from Japan, and went to town in this heat, posting two near perfect scores of 9.57 and 9.33 for the win and the finals berth. Filipe Toledo goes to number one on the Jeep Leaderboard, displacing Australian surfer Julian Wilson into second place. Gabriel Medina (BRA) and Italo Ferreira (BRA) make up third and fourth place, while Smith sits fairly comfortably at fifth spot on the rankings, and is again a world title contender, along with the rest of the top five. Oakley, Kouga Municipality, Island Tribe and Bioplus proudly sponsor the JBay Winterfest. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to . . .
JOHANNESBURG, JULY 12, 2018 - With the world’s attention focused on finding greener solutions and cleaner technologies, opportunity is ripe for young wood and paper scientists and engineers in the forest product and paper sectors to step up to the challenge. The International Council of Forests and Paper Associations (ICFPA) invites students and young researchers to submit their work for the 2018-2019 edition of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award. The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) is co-ordinating the local leg of the competition which has now opened for entries. The entry deadline is 31 August 2018. Only three candidates from around the world will have the chance to travel to Canada in May next year to present their ideas to global CEOs in the forestry and paper industry. “In the new age of the bioeconomy, we want to stimulate competition among students and young researchers under the age of 30 who are doing exciting things with wood, paper and the process waste,” says PAMSA executive director and ICFPA president Jane Molony. “The sky is the limit with wood fibre,” she adds. Projects could include a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements and other innovations throughout the value chain. Layered theme “The theme for the 2018-2019 award is centred on disruptive technologies that are revolutionising the future for forest-based products and services,” says Molony. The overarching topic has been divided into two categories: ‘future generation forestry’ and ‘innovations in wood-based industries’. “However projects are certainly not limited to these two categories,” she explains. Future generation forestry could encompass forest tree breeding and biotechnology; precision forestry and measurements and inventory. Innovation in wood-based industries could cover the analysis and properties of pulp and paper; facilities, . . .
PDT wins Hypervsn™ partner status and rights to bring 3D holographic technology to South Africa. [Johannesburg, 04 July 2018] – Hypervsn™ (by Kino-mo) is a cutting-edge visual solution for creating, managing and displaying unique 3D video content with holographic effect. “Hypervsn™ is a cutting-edge visual solution for creating, managing and displaying unique 3D video content,” says Cornel van Lingen, PDT CEO. “We are always looking at new technologies and solutions that deliver that “wow” factor in terms of campaign capabilities, usability and practical applications. Partnering with Kino-mo is a logical (and exciting) step forward, helping us deliver on our brand promise to support client ambitions through cutting-edge innovations.” About Kino-mo’s Hypervsn™ solution Kino-mo is an award-winning British company developing hi-tech visual solutions. The company is backed by Sir Richard Branson and Mark Cuban, with its Hypervsn™ solution receiving an array of awards including Top 3 British Innovations of the Year. Over and above the obvious benefits to businesses in the retail and entertainment industries, Kino-mo’s Hypervsn™ technology offers practical applications for Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Automotive industries. The company was named among World’s 10 Most Impressive Technologies by Mashable and USA Today. PDTs Partner Status In order to qualify as a Hypervsn™ partner, PDT had to provide evidence of proven ability to deliver on a host of technical and operational competencies. “Kino-mo is strongly committed to launch Hypervsn™ technology and grow its footprint in South Africa,” says Kino-mo Co-founder, Art Stavenka. “We are thrilled that PDT will be bringing their profound experience and leadership to our global partnership network.” Commenting on the partnership, PDT Hypervsn™ Product Owner, John Paul Higgins said; “Over our 15 plus years’ existence we have seen many technologies come and go, we believe Kino-mo is . . .
KZN-locals are in for more than ever before at this year’s East Coast Radio House & Garden Show. Over and above the expected 10 exciting days jam-packed with the latest in absolutely anything to do with the home, a series of once-off Pop-Ups are guaranteed to make this year’s show, taking place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 29 June to 8 July, even more memorable than ever. With firm emphasis on the uniqueness of every family, this year the show is themed Home is Where the Heart is; emphasising personal functionality, timeless trends and comfort. Understanding that every family and household has a different definition of the ideal home, based on their unique interests and hobbies, the show aims to cater to all the interests with an eclectic mix of activities. Back by popular demand is the KZN Travel & Adventure Show, a Pop-Up celebration of life aimed at creating memory-making experiences with family and friends, from Thursday, 5 to Sunday, 8 July. Explore and discover destinations, venues, resorts, travel operators and the best deals on packages to create your future adventures. “One of my favourite quotes is: We travel not to escape life. But for life not to escape us. The KZN Travel & Adventure Show is all about celebrating life with loved-ones by creating the holiday or journey of your dreams,” says Show Director, Cairey Baxter-Bruce. A first for KZN, Geekville & the Durban Gaming Expo Pop-Up will be making a splash for gamers and comic fans young and old from Thursday, 5 to Saturday, 7 July. Get ready for the ultimate three-day, action-packed experience including a 100-man LAN gaming setup, competitions and exciting prizes. The East Coast Radio House & Garden Show will also be highlighting the growing eccentric, “geek” community by incorporating an impressive list of activities, themed apparel and merchandise, cosplay competitions, card games and more. “Visitors will be transported to Lara Croft’s Mayan Jungle; including an escape . . .
Exciting holiday entertainment is coming to the Midlands from 12 to 14 July as the fresh, new cast of the Upstagers Dramatic Club provide four exciting performance at the Schlesinger Theatre, Michaelhouse. The Diamond Snow, an adapted Agatha Christie mystery, is the inaugural production by a newly birthed Midlands-based theatre company, the Upstagers Dramatic Club which aims to provide ongoing classic and nostalgic theatrical entertainment for local Midlands audiences during each school holiday. The cast of The Diamond Snow, consisting of local, professional and amateur actors, will be bringing four performances of heart-warming entertainment at the Schlesinger Theatre, Michaelhouse which offers first-class technical facilities, excellent acoustics and a dedicated orchestra arena for top-class musical accompaniment. All three days will offer 7pm shows as well as an exciting matinee performance on Saturday, 14 July at 2pm. Make this winter holiday a memorable one by booking your seats today. Enjoy a welcome glass of festive Gluhwein on arrival to add to the winter cheer. The Diamond Snow will be hosted by the Schlesinger Theatre, Michaelhouse, with performances on Thursday 12 July at 7pm, Friday 13 July at 7pm, and Saturday 14 July at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are available at www.tickethut.co.za/michaelhouse for R80, and senior persons and scholars tickets at a cost of R50. Seats are limited so be sure to prebook your spot. For more information, contact William le Cordeur at firstname.lastname@example.org. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
With so many recent data breaches / leaks, we are left vulnerable to our personal information being leaked into hands of whomever sees value in them. As an organisation, not only is your private information leaked but also that of your clients. There is a need for Cyber vigilance! But how do we protect ourselves or our organisations from these cyber criminals? what measures can we take digitally and legally? Attend this workshop and educate yourself on these issues and resolutions thereof. Date: 13 and 14 September 2018 Venue: Durban Country Club Theme: "The advancements of Information & Communication Technology Law - Cyber Law: Techniques, Risks, Legal implications and emerging trends" We will be addressing issues like: Data Protection, Cyber Crimes, Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics. For more info please send an email to: email@example.com or call 0127702312 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .