This is a South African Futsal Federation (SAFF) press release to confirm and clarify the governance of the sporting code futsal. This release contains the founding information of Futsal pertaining to when it was established and why it is a sports code on its own and in its own rights. This press release also confirms that SAFF is a bona fide member of the AMF who is the world governing body of Futsal. This release includes the work SAFF has accomplished in its short existence without any funding or assistance from Sports funding or government subsidy. With this release we would like to be publicly recognised as Futsal South Africa’s governing body and ask all other Associations to relinquish their rights and ownership of the sporting code, Futsal, the term futsal and all matters of governance that are and inclusive of the Futsal Fraternity. South African Futsal Federation (SAFF) is a bona fide member of the Asociación Mundial de Futsal (AMF), the world governing body of Futsal. It was founded, on 25 July 1971 as the Federación Internacional de Fútbol de Salón (FIFUSA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There are various AMF confederations and federations around the world of whom most are already recognised by their National Olympic Associations and governments. The AMF was already a part of the Pan American Games and have hosted Futsal World Cups pre-dating the FIFA Indoor soccer version. Due to a dispute between FIFA and FIFUSA over the name of fútbol, FIFUSA has registered the word fut-sal in 1985 (Madrid, Spain).Owing to the fact that the AMF is the successor of FIFUSA the word Futsal is a registered trademark owned by the AMF and its affiliate members only. "Futsal" was created in 1930 when Juan Carlos Ceriani ,a teacher in Montevideo, Uruguay, developed a version of football, indoors for recreation purposes in the YMCAs. This new sport was originally played on basketball courts until a rule book was published in September 1933. His goal was to create a . . .
Fuelling innovation and revolutionising the way businesses are marketed and found online, On South Africa, or ’OnSA’, has launched a new aspect which will benefit fundraisers, organisations, charities and individuals. Companies signing up to promote their businesses on OnSA can ‘gift’ a portion of their initial payment to anyone they choose, with their selected charity also receiving an ongoing donation of R10 every month that the company is enlisted. OnSA currently has 22 charities listed as beneficiaries, among them CHOC, Guide-Dogs Association of SA, Meals on Wheels, Hospice, Reach for a Dream, Hero777 and The Smile Foundation. “The once-off gift can be given to anyone – a beloved granny, a friendly carguard, or even your child’s school,” Sarah Whitaker, the founder of OnSA explained. “The exciting part for me is the fundraising opportunity, as this opens doors for so many people and organisations. Anyone can encourage companies to sign up to feature on OnSA and ‘gift’ their cause. This is a way to collectively raise a substantial amount of money – this could be to help a family to pay for their medical bills, or to help a charity to reach a certain goal. Everyone has the power to ‘pay it forward’ and celebrate the hubsite’s ethos of supporting others.” Prompted by the desire to see all South African companies, large and small, given an equal marketing platform that is usable and affordable, Sarah Whitaker launched OnSA in March, providing people with the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Drawing on her creative talents and self-taught knowledge of online graphics and web creation, Sarah has designed a truly eye-catching website and innovative business model. The 12 interconnected hubsites, which are theme-based and sub-divided regionally, create a one-stop platform for easy user engagement, so whether it’s local suppliers for an event you’re planning or the nearest plumber you’re looking for, OnSA has it all. The unique business model of OnSA also . . .
Pretoria, August 26 2018 - If you are looking for a practical, aesthetical way to improve the look of your home. As well as add extra value to the price of your house, then re modernizing your old, rusted garage door can be a great place to start. Garage door installation is not only good for improving the house but also just convenient to make your life easier. After all, what’s better than being able to walk directly from your house right into your car without having to go outside and battle with the elements? Plus, when you have your own garage door, your home’s security will also improve, instead of having an open carport that makes your brand-new car visible and easily accessible to passers-by. You can have a safe, enclosed space that can be locked and protect your vehicle from harsh weather conditions. Besides the above reasons, what are some other important points for choosing to get a garage door installed by your home? There must be some other advantages besides just the aesthetic appeal, increasing the value and the security of it? Well considering the world we live in today. Many things are unpredictable and if you do not plan accordingly, it can end up costing you much more in the long run, especially in South Africa. We’ve mentioned earlier that by having a garage door your vehicle will be protected in the event of hailstorms, lightning, and tornadoes. Just that alone, keeping your beloved car protected from bumps, chips and scratches is a great benefit. Insurance companies even lower the rate of your car insurance, if your car is parked in a garage rather than outside. Again, the overall risk of something happening is much slimmer with a garage door simply because it’s harder to get pry open a garage door than it is, to break into the car. You will better at night, knowing that you do not have to be concerned about drunk drivers hitting into your car while it’s parked, or any other unforeseeable event. You might be surprised to . . .
The 60 Minutes Fight Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse annual school tour was a huge success having toured 6 schools and delivered 7 presentations in 2018. The schools toured this year were KwaHluzinqondo High, Esizibeni High, Umzinto Secondary, Queensburg Girls High, Mowat Park Girls High and Crawford College. Thousands of pupils benefited from a show that had contributors participating largely as volunteers. This year’s message was, like others an educational one and centered its message around the negative impacts of drug abuse and how it has the power to derail or end one’s future. The presentation had a high quality of real past experiences of recovering addicts who were at The Cedars Treatment Centre at the time of the production who shared their stories in an attempt to enlighten the viewers about the reality of addiction and possibly curb any experimentation with addictive substances. The event was all the more powerful as pupils at some schools came forward to ask for help and advice was readily offered by well trained parties and members who have been down the road of addiction and up the road of recovery. None of this would have been possible without the support of our generous sponsors. We are sincerely grateful to our 2018 sponsors Sappi, Delta-Experts, Olivia Jones Communications, Atlanta Spur, Grand Rapid Spur, The Coffee Lounge, Lightness Productions, Raw Photography, Tru Print, R & M Construction, Sagatronics, Distil Consulting, R & B Group, Rongotai Trading and Water Dynamix. The Cedars Treatment Centre is specially appreciated for allowing their patients to partake in this initiative. This shows selflessness and a willingness to contribute to the building of a brighter future for our youth short of the impediments that substance abuse has on one’s life. “Thank you to all for your support, and for helping to make our annual school tour such an exciting, educational, rewarding and productive event,” commented Brighton . . .
Presented by Durban Tourism and Ukhozi FM, this year’s Shisanyama Festival will run over two days at the trendy Eyadini Lounge, uMlazi, starting Saturday September 1 and running to Sunday September 2. Fans are invited to eat from Durban’s top five shisanyama venues as voted for in the Shisanyama Awards: Seaman’s Corner, Unique Lounge, Sbu’s Lounge, The Joint Beach & Jazz Cafe, and Café Skyzer. And party to the latest celebrity tracks by Unathi, AKA, Babes Wudomo and many more to be announced. This two-day party is a showcase of township celebrity culture at its very best, and includes a White Star Cook-Off on Saturday September 1. The competition will run a blind tasting by celebrity judges Jackie Cameron who has made appearances on MasterChefSA and Top Billing, alongside Nardia Adams, Sean Webber and Nkululeko Mlotshwa. A Mega Glam Cam will give visitors the chance to snap their outfit on a 360-degree rotating platform and camera. And Sunday will see the winners from the Shisanyama Awards announced live on stage. The event promises to wow visitors with a psychotropical experience, and on both nights will award the best-dressed male and female visitor. Nationally acclaimed and recently cited as one of the top 12 food festivals in the country, the Shisanyama Festival is an annual event not to be missed. Tickets can be bought via Computicket at Shoprite and Checkers nationwide, online or on the door on the day. R150 general and R300 VIP (limited). Follow announcements on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @shisanyamafestival For more information, visit shisanyamafestival.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Body and Mind is glad to announce the Body and Mind Celebration ! What to expect: As you walk onto the property you will be surrounded by 3 magical food stalls (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available). There will be a table specifically for kids (teaching them how to pot a plant, face painting, playing games etc.) Inside the hall you will find a wide variety of tables selling crystals, yoga equipment, therapists offering treatments (like Reiki, astrology, energy healing, body balance activation, psychic readings, massages etc.), the famous hand printed mehndi, Hindu canvases, Buddha’s and all varieties of ornaments, handmade drums, salt lamps, tie dye clothing, and much, much more. In the middle of the hall there will be a cirle. In this circle there will be a range of demonstrations. These demonstrations include: Belly Dancing, Martial Arts, Karate, NIA dancing, Jiu Jitsu etc. Body and Mind is hosting this Festival to enable people to come together and celebrate health and wellbeing and to educate the public of the wide range of Alternative therapies our beautiful province has to offer. Body and Mind Celebration Festival 25th November 2018 DLI Hall, 5 DLI Avenue, Berea, Durban *** Doors open to the public from 09H00am until 16H00pm *** R25 entrance fee, Children under 12 years FREE CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Newly released data ranks the most in demand domestic and international flight routes which originated at several ACSA Airports including: O.R. Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport, King Shaka International Airport and more. The rankings are based on an analysis of more than 800 000 individual trips booked on Travelstart.co.za since the start of 2017. Top 5 International Destinations 2018 Harare (Zimbabwe) London (UK) Windhoek (Namibia) Mauritius New York City (U.S.A.) For the first time, Harare tops the list of most popular international destinations for flights originating in South Africa in 2018. While the top spots were always held by London (2014 and 2017) and Windhoek (2015 and 2016), Harare’s breakout growth this year may be a result of the changing political climate in Zimbabwe. London remains an important tourism and business air route for South Africans and has seen increased capacity with British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and SAA offering direct flights between Heathrow Airport and South Africa. From October 2018, BA will launch direct flights between Durban and London marking the first time three of South Africa’s largest airports are served with non-stop connections to Heathrow at the same time. Despite being a long-haul destination (16 hours one way from Johannesburg), New York City has become a top five contender for the first time in 2018 moving past Dubai which is operated by Emirates direct from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban daily. Top 5 Domestic Destinations 2018 Cape Town Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo Airport) Durban Johannesburg (Lanseria Airport) Port Elizabeth Since 2014, there has been little movement in the domestic category with Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban maintaining their first, second and third place rankings respectively for the past 4 years. In 2017, George Airport (GRJ) exited the top 10 domestic destinations list after appearing consecutively in 2015 . . .
Simply Panache, in Granada Square, has just turned one and as a birthday gift to all, has decided to celebrate for the entire month of August! So come and take advantage of their amazing special offers and giveaways. Whether a new client or an existing one, pamper yourself with treatments to the value of R500 or more and your name will be entered into a lucky draw to win one of two exciting hampers filled with decadent foods, Wella and Moroccan Oil hair treatment products, and more. The celebration doesn’t stop there… Buy a Wella or Moroccan Oil product and you also qualify to pop a balloon and stand a chance to win a prize. The cherry on the birthday cake… Purchase any two Moroccan Oil products and you get to take home a beach bag, travel sized styling aid/mask, as well as an oil treatment. There are so many prizes to win, book your appointment today on 031-536 2080 and be sure not to miss out! CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
14 AUGUST, 2018. Johannesburg, South Africa – MNCapital Africa Advisors (MNCAA) Managing Partner Mansur Nuruddin has authored a new book entitled: “Get Money: A Practical Guide to Capital Raising for African Companies and Entrepreneurs”. This book codifies the author’s last seven years on the front-lines in Africa assisting African companies and entrepreneurs in raising capital. As the Managing Partner of MNCapital Africa Advisors (MNCAA), the author has helped African companies and entrepreneurs raise hundreds of millions of dollars. From a hydro-power plant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to a leasing company in South Africa to a dairy processing plant in Zimbabwe to relatively large banks in Nigeria and Ghana, MNCAA has assisted a wide-array of companies in a multitude of industries raise capital in some of the most difficult jurisdictions on the African Continent. Based on this experience, this guide (1) outlines the types of financing available to African entrepreneurs and explains where and when these types of capital may be accessible, (2) outlines the process for raising capital – including a discussion of the documentation required and suggestions for drafting this documentation and (3) provides a brief discussion on Term Sheets (including a sample Term Sheet) and some advice on negotiating Term Sheets. This guide also lists six tips to assist African entrepreneurs in the capital raising process. This guide ends with a case study of a successful capital raise, which reinforces the importance of and demonstrates many of the tips listed herein. Finally, the Appendices include several on-going funding briefs outlining funding available from funding sources with which MNCAA works. Purchase Options: Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1720902313?ref_=pe_870760_150889320 Kindle Version. MNCapital Africa Advisors (MNCAA) is an African focused financial advisory firm offering corporate advisory, capital raising and market entry services. . . .
Bulldozing through stereotypes and breaking down gender barriers, two young South Coast women are proving there’s nothing they can’t do. Amandawe residents, Londiwe Buthelezi and Nonhlanhla Hlongwa, have just completed the Renishaw Hills-funded Construction Education & Training Authority (CETA) learnership programmes in Building and Civils Construction. Renishaw Hills is a mature lifestyle development near Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. Phillip Barker, managing director of Renishaw Property Developments, said a priority of Renishaw Hills’ development has been engaging with the local KwaCele community and finding ways to empower the residents through the development. “The CETA training programme, which was initiated in June last year, forms part of that commitment,” said Barker. “We ensured that 13 of the 25 available positions were filled by women and this has proved to be an incredibly rewarding experience for everyone involved.” Londiwe and Nonhlanhla, both 21 years, successfully completed the year-long programme which involved five months of theory, followed by seven months of practical training in bricklaying, plastering, paving and carpentry (among others), all performed at Renishaw Hills. Following a stringent assessment of their knowledge and skills, the two will now be awarded with the National Certificate: Building & Civils Construction, NQF Level 3. “Since high school I have wanted to get into the construction industry,” said Londiwe. “When I saw the notice for the programme, I applied, and was so happy and excited when I was selected from such a large group.” More than 100 unemployed residents from the KwaCele Traditional Council applied for the 25 sought-after posts: “I wanted a career in something that was different and challenging,” she continued. “I want to get some experience and then start my own company.” The ambitious candidate admitted there were some quizzical looks from men when the women arrived onsite: . . .