Tee off at the inaugural ‘Laureus Golf for Good Classic’ Laureus hosts golf day at Zimbali Country Club with a host of international sporting legends The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation will be hosting the inaugural ‘Laureus Golf for Good Classic’ powered by Mercedes-Benz at the exclusive, luxury Zimbali Country Club on 1 & 2 November 2015. The inaugural event is set to be one of the biggest golf events and will feature some of SA’s biggest sport icons including Laureus ambassadors: Butch James and Ryan Sandes and chairman Morné du Plessis, former Bafana Bafana player Shaun Bartlett as well as international film actress Vanessa Sandes and swimming icon Ryk Neethling. The Laureus Foundation funds and supports over 150 projects around the world, 13 of which are based in South Africa, using sport as a tool for social change in communities across the country. All funds raised at the golf event will go towards this foundation. A limited amount of packages for the golf day are still available. If you’re keen on a round of golf in a spectacular setting with breath-taking views, donating to a worthy cause and rubbing shoulders with some of your all-time favourite sporting legends, then hurry along and sign-up! Packages include: • Laureus ambassador or lifestyle or sporting legend paired with your three-ball • Two nights’ accommodation at Royal Sibaya Hotel • Welcome function at the Zimbali Club House on Sunday, 1 November • A special gift bag consisting of a tog bag, shirt, cap and golf balls • Two carts per four-ball • Green fees • Half house • Prize-giving Dinner on Monday, 2 November at Royal Sibaya Hotel, Aqua Restaurant • Access to a host of sporting legends Packages available: • Package 1: Includes all of the above for R25 000 • Package 2: Includes all of the above, excluding the accommodation component for R15 000 For more information to sign-up contact Brigitte Fernandez: Brigitte@sail.co.za or 011 347 1459. For media requests and . . .
Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem (Navi) Pillay who, in 1967, was the first woman to start a law practice in KwaZulu-Natal, will address delegates at The Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa Conference 2015. Pillay will be the guest speaker at the spectacular Juta Gala Dinner on the 8th of July at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom. This event culminates the conference proceedings. Says Navi Pillay: “I welcome the Southern African law Teachers Conference and am honoured to participate in their discussions on legal education, justice and ethics. Law teachers have a crucial role in nurturing and training law students and practitioners, so that they become champions of justice and human rights for all. Human Rights are the best argument to counter a culture of disregard for the rule of law, and huge economic and social inequalities and to demand accountability. Lawyers are best placed to protect and promote a culture of respect for rights and principles.” The more than 100 speakers who will address the conference, will include nationally and internationally recognised speakers such as renowned education academic Prof Jonathan Jansen; KwaZulu-Natal Judge President Achmat Jappie, CEO and Director of Legal Education and Development at the Law Society of South Africa Nic Swart and Mark Waterhouse who is a professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law The conference, themed ‘Ethics in Law,’ will run from the 6th – 8th July, 2015 at the Varsity College Durban North Campus. The themes for the plenary sessions include: Ethics in legal training: the need for a professional identity, The merits of the 5 year LLB degree and The expiration date of ‘Affirmative Action’ in SA: Now or Never. Says Fiona Kaplan, Head of the Varsity College School of Law: “We’re thrilled to be hosting plenary speakers of this calibre. They have all contributed greatly to legal education and social justice in many . . .
Rugby and hockey fans were treated to Durban sport at its best on the weekend during the first annual Sports Experience when the Varsity College Rugby Club played against SA Home Loans Durban Collegians alongside the Fidelity Derby Day and the Varsity College Hockey Club took on Gongs at Riverside Sports Club. The event was very well attended. The rugby results were as follows; Varsity College RFC 1st team lost to Collegians 38 -11, Varsity College RFC 2nd team lost to Collegians 29 -0, Varsity College RFC 3rd team lost to Collegians 51 -0 while the Under 20A team lost to Crusaders 20-23. The Varsity College Hockey Club performed very well. The results were as follows; Men’s 1st team beat Gongs 15 – 0, Ladies 1st team beat Gongs 9 – 0 and Ladies 2nd team beat Gongs 1 – 0. Says Carole Adam, National Sports and Social Manager at Varsity College, “Thank you to all who attended – it was a great day of intense club rugby and super league hockey action. There were plenty of tries and goals to keep the spectators entertained. We certainly hope that the bug has bitten and that our teams will see even greater support in the future.” Varsity College Durban North has already hosted numerous successful sporting events in 2015 thus far including the Inter-campus Sports Day. The campus is confident that the support being received from students, staff members and the public will continue to grow at these events. Supporters can look out for more events in June/July 2015 including; the USSA Hockey, Rugby, Golf and Surfing tournaments as well as the Women’s Inter-provincial Hockey Tournament in August 2015. Author: Sane Ndlovu from Varsity College. Twitter: https://twitter.com/Varsity_College Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VarsityCollege?fref=ts Images: For high res version/s of Three image/s please contact: Varsity College. Varsity College RFC versus SA Home Loans Durban Collegians Photo: Dayle Joubert Varsity College Hockey Club versus Gongs Photo: Dayle . . .
XtraSpace recently opened a new branch on 41 Khuzimphi Shezi Road in Durban, offering affordable office space and self-storage facilities minutes from Durban’s CBD and harbour. The office spaces at the new Khuzimphi Shezi Road branch and in XtraSpace’s existing Durban North branch are branded “Flexi Offices”. This is in keeping with a unique approach. Flexi Offices are designed to meet the needs of small South African businesses and entrepreneurs better than traditional office rental agreements. SHORT-TERM LEASES REDUCE RISKS FOR START-UPS Securing office space in a prime location like central Durban typically means having to sign a long lease. The problem for many start-up businesses and entrepreneurs is that they can’t know what their future needs will be. Especially for new businesses, it’s hard to predict how business circumstances might change within the coming months, much less the next few years. Changing fortunes could mean that business owners have to continue paying for space they no longer need, or that they’ll be locked into renting office space that has become too small for their companies. At XtraSpace’s new Khuzimphi Shezi Road Durban branch, tenants can rent office space on lease terms as short as one month. This means that businesses can adapt quickly and easily, moving into larger or smaller premises if their needs change. ONSITE BUSINESS SERVICES MEAN MINIMAL STARTUP COSTS For small businesses and entrepreneurs, XtraSpace’s Flexi Offices, including the brand new ones at the Khuzimphi Shezi Road branch, have another important advantage. Tenants can move in and start business straight away, avoiding many of the costs normally associated with setting up an office. The Khuzimphi Shezi Road branch includes offices that are fully furnished, ranging in size from spaces suitable for one person to offices large enough for teams. It also includes professional meeting rooms, where tenants can hold meetings with clients or business partners, and a . . .
Andy Strydom, owner of the Durban based company Ambidex Projects won the 2014 Gaia award in the construction category. Held annually on the sidelines of the Big 5 International Building & Construction show in Dubai, the Gaia Awards honours companies in the construction sector who they recognize as providing sustainable methods of construction. The winners were considered from 286 entries. After two rounds of judging 30 finalists were chosen before the final results were revealed. Ambidex Projects are specialists in the application of alternative building systems that are both affordable and sustainable. Without any compromise on structural integrity, they are able to build at less cost and in less time. Their focus is on sandbag, wire frame and an inter-locking block method of construction. Author: Andy Strydom from Ambidex Projects. More Info link: http://www.thebig5.ae/Content/Gaia-Awards Facebook: www.facebook.com/ecobuildersdurban Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Ambidex Projects. Photo: Andy Strydom CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Join Social By The Sea as they host a social media evening in Durban in October. Date: 15 October 2014 Time: 6pm for 6h30pm. Venue: IT Varsity, 8th Floor, Sage Life House, 21 Joe Slovo Street (Old Name - Field Street), Durban Speakers include: Emma Sadleir on Social Media and the Law, Mike Wronski will be sharing the latest Social Media Stats. There are more speakers lined up and your host will be Nazareen Ebrahim. Your MC for the evening will be Fred Felton. Bookings: www.socialbythesea.blogspot.com Author: Fred Felton from Social By The Sea. More Info link: http://www.socialbythesea.blogspot.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/socialbythesea Facebook: https://facebook.com/SocialByTheSea Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Social By The Sea. Mike Wronski CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The novel, Rough Diamonds written by South African author, Gregory Olivier, is now available in South Africa. And it’s only 15 rand, (the price of a bunny chow). This has been made possible by eReads which is a South African company. Overseas E-book publishing platforms have set their minimum price at 2.99 $ (30 rand), but now you can buy South African and pay half of that. Rough Diamonds can be downloaded as an E-book from www.kindlebooks.co.za. Two formats are available: ePpub and Mobi. If you don’t fancy action thrillers, there are many genres to choose from. Notably, Rough Diamonds has had several positive reviews on Goodreads.com. Professor Jeff wrote, “I have seen outstanding literature in my time; as some people would describe as 'cannot put it down' books. However my discerning nature has been attracted to this book, 'Rough Diamonds'. Not just a 'cannot put it down' book, but a 'must keep it with me' book. It allows you to be literally carried into another world, where the surreal becomes real and intrigue and adventure melt together with all the other talents applied to good writing. ” Romlom wrote, “This is a great read and not just because it's an action driven page-turner. It's also coloured by Greg Olivier's insights into the history and peoples of this lush region. Highly entertaining and informative, it's well worth a punt if you like authentic fiction built on foundations of fact.” So, the bottom line is –quality reading does not have to be unaffordable if you buy South African from eReads. For more information contact : Gregory Olivier firstname.lastname@example.org Author: Gregory Olivier from Private. No of Images Uploaded: One More Info link: http://kindlebooks.co.za/category/authors/gregory-olivier?page=14 Twitter: Facebook: Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Private. You can also use the embed code provided. Cover of Rough Diamonds. Photo by: copyright Gregory Olivier Submit your . . .
MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION Monday 04 March 2013 Eastern Cape’s Dylan Lightfoot Wins Two Titles At Billabong Junior Series In Durban Durban – Dylan Lightfoot was the star performer at the Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS event in Durban on the weekend, winning every heat he contested and comfortably taking both the Under 20 and U18 boys’ titles. Competing in rippable one metre waves at New Pier, the 18 year-old DaKine and Nixon team-rider from Jeffreys Bay earned a wildcard into the U20 specialty event by winning the U18 final. He went on to dominate his older competitors to pocket a total of R15 000 in prize-money and take the early lead in both the Billabong Junior Series and SSA Pro Surf Tour (PST) U18 rankings. Heidi Palmboom (Bluff) snatched the winner-takes-all R10 000 prize-purse in the U20 girls while Chanelle Botha (Warner Beach) outclassed her opponents in the U18 girls, posting almost twice the score of runner-up Nicole Pallet (Durban) to add R5 000 to her bank balance. Jordan Maree (Kalk Bay) was just as dominant in the U16 boys, which like the U18 divisions, was 2A PST rated. Racking up a heat tally of 13.25 points out of a possible 20, Maree left runner-up Tim Baard (Jeffreys Bay) with too much to do as he cruised to victory. The most impressive performance came from diminutive Kai Woolf (Jeffreys Bay).who posted a perfect 10 point ride and followed that with a 9.40 for a heat total of 19.40 in the U14 girls’ final. That not only clinched the title for Woolf but also earned her the Nixon WTA award of a custom engraved Nixon watch for the highest heat total of the entire event, which she accepted with an impressive speech that belied her tender years. By contrast, the final of the U14 boys was a ding-dong encounter with the lead changing hands several times and Koby Oberholzer (Durban) narrowly outscoring Adin Masencamp (Strand) by less than a point to take the win. The final of the U12 boys, the youngest . . .
The Unlimited Dusi 2013 will showcase a star studded line-up of South African celebrities with the announcement that East Coast Radio DJ Damon Beard has signed up to paddle the gruelling three-day canoe marathon in the colours of The Unlimited. Adding his name to an already illustrious field, Beard will be joining fellow radio jocks Unathi Msengana of Metro FM and Idols fame, 5FM sports presenter Sias du Plessis and Liezel van der Westhuizen of Kfm. The four will be battling it out over the three-day race to see who really is the top jock when it comes to tackling the greatest canoe marathon in Africa! Beard is a household name in Funsunzi Province having worked as a DJ for ECR for over 20 years! Currently he presents the weekday afternoon drivetime show together with the rest of the Drive Team. An avid fan of all things KZN and Durban, Beard says the opportunity to paddle The Unlimited Dusi is a prospect he just couldn’t pass up. “I like to set new goals for myself every year and I’ve got a bucket list of things that I want to do on my fridge. One of these is to complete The Unlimited Dusi so I jumped at the opportunity as I just love a challenge. The fact that I’ll be partnering with Trenton Lamble who is a great paddler just adds to the adventure,” says Beard. The Unlimited Dusi will not be Beard’s first time in a canoe. He has dabbled in the sport in the past but has only ever participated in short distance dices at The Kingfisher Canoe Club in Durban. “Paddling is a KZN thing. With our fantastic weather (most of the time anyway) it’s just a great fit with the Durban lifestyle.” Whilst Beard is in great shape as he regularly does boxing and mixed martial arts, he is taking the race between the jocks very seriously and has already embarked on a rigorous training schedule for The Unlimited Dusi. “I’m finding out that being fit and being paddling fit are two completely different things. Trenton and I meet five mornings a week and we are . . .
On Valentine’s Day next year, a special group of paddlers will be looking to share some love with the official race charities of The Unlimited Dusi canoe marathon when they set off in the charity batch on 14 February 2013, to tackle the gruelling journey of Africa’s premier canoe marathon. Consisting of 60 boats, paddlers bid to secure a spot in the charity batch as it ensures they will get an early start on each day of the three-day event. This is a huge competitive advantage as it gives these paddlers an opportunity to get out on the water earlier thus beating the midday heat and humidity whilst also avoiding congestion. The Unlimited Dusi charity batch is driven by an online bidding system and the funds raised through this platform go to the race charities - The Unlimited Child, the SPCA and DUCT (Dusi Umgeni Conservancy Trust). Thanks to the remarkable fundraising by the charity batch paddlers in 2012, a whopping R380 000 was raised for the charities. Organisers are hoping to top this in 2013. One of the race charities, The Unlimited Child, addresses the urgent need for early childhood development by supplying educational toys and caregiver training to crèches in underprivileged areas. This ensures that children between the ages of 0 and 6 get the stimulation they need to achieve their full potential in life. The Unlimited Child used the money raised by the charity batch in 2012 to provide caregiver training and educational toys for an additional nine crèches which jointly look after over 400 children. The organisation now has 101 crèches in the Valley of 1000 Hills that jointly care for 4 032 children. According to Nigel Barnes, who together with paddling partner Kevin Waterston placed the highest charity batch bid ever of R41 550, it was a great experience. “It was a definite advantage to get away in an early batch and it was great motivation to be part of the camaraderie of the rest of the batch. The atmosphere was fantastic and it was for a great . . .