Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in Johannesburg, the award-winning urban oasis in Sandton, offers delectable experiences that will delight all your senses. Foodies, socialites and the “who’s who” all agree that being at Fairlawns is a culinary delight. Experience it for yourself! The setting is gorgeous, the food perfection and the beverages imaginative, varied and plentiful. Within one venue, a sanctuary in Sandton, there are multiple dining experiences to be enjoyed, decide what most appeals to your mood and taste buds and savour it. For Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner: Amuse-Bouche Restaurant boasts a sophisticated à la carte menu for the adventurous palate, paired with a Platinum Award Winning wine list. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their Harvest Table Buffet Breakfast starts from R 195 per person, a la carte and full breakfasts from R 235 per person, which offers a new spin on traditional expectations. Expect the unexpected from the a la carte lunch and dinner menus, priced from R 170. High Tea and Easy Eating: The Manor House Bistro features a more casual al fresco dining, in a contemporary setting with an eclectic appeal or the adjoining Terrace overlooking the immaculate lawns of Fairlawns. The restaurant is elegant, yet homely and welcoming, and features some of your favourite café style meals. The Manor House Bistro serves High Tea at its best: traditional with their signature five-star fun. Enjoy their high tea, in the morning or afternoon, served daily. The sandwiches are perfect, scones are fresh, and the mini cakes are mouth-watering. From R 325 per person. Into the Woods: Into the Woods, brings the garden inside the private dining room and offers a memorable experience for up to 12 guests under a chandelier in a re-creation of a Birchwood Forest. The culinary journey offers three set menu options; the 9-course menu starts from R 895 per person, the 7-course menu starts from R 695 per person and the 5-course menu . . .
Compucart Anything Office, leading provider of boutique services and support to the SME market, has launched a fresh brand and identity aligned with vibrant and dynamic vision. With more than 17 years of experience, the company has been a trusted supplier of products and services that run from end to end office supplies and outsourced procurement through to superlative technology implementations and solutions. “The foundations of our business are made up of three core areas – Supply, Managed IT Services and Specialised solutions. As part of our rebrand, we have allocated colours to each of these pillars so they are easy to identify and engage with,” says Rowan Fine, Managing Director, Compucart Anything Office. “This ensures that our customers can instantly recognise our areas of expertise. It also allows us to showcase the comprehensive ecosystem of solutions we offer to the small to medium enterprise market.” Compucart has been working with small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the South African market for more than 17 years. The company specialises in providing niche and tailor-made solutions to help SMEs overcome the most common challenges they face on a daily basis. Its goal is to alleviate client pain points as not all SMEs have the budget for a dedicated office manager, IT manager and procurement office. “We offer software and hardware as a Service, manage office fit outs, and provide hands-on support to our clients,” says Fine. “We work with customers to assess their specific needs and create solutions that match. This allows us to provide our clients with the help they actually want, where they want it, and at an excellent price point. Our relationships with strategic suppliers, vendors and manufacturers has meant that we can create packages that save our customers’ money.” The company has developed a procurement health check assessment tool to determine exactly where a company is spending more than it should and how systems or expenses can be . . .
Montecasino’s sizzling hot R5 million Summer Winnings promotion is clocking up car and cash prize winners for 10 weeks through to 15 December, with the latest winner being Rhi Kong from Randburg who drove off in a brand-new BMW 118i worth R416 619 on 25 October, along with two other players who left R100 000 and R50 000 richer. Qualifying slots and tables players stand a chance to win a total of five BMW 118i’s and R150 000 per draw for Black Rewards cardholders in five Thursday night draws, R60 000 per Friday night draw for Platinum and Gold Reward cardholders, and R90 000 for all cardholders in monthly Saturday draws. Upcoming draws are happening on 15 and 29 November and 13 December for Black cardholders, on 2 and 30 November and 7 December for Gold and Platinum cardholders, with Saturday bonus draws on 27 October, 24 November ad 15 December. A total of 300 players will win cars and cash prizes by the end of the promotion. Mike Page, Operations Director and GM of Montecasino, says, “It’s a red-hot promotion that is bringing in scores of regular and new players who can handle the heat at the nail-bitingly exciting draws. Montecasino is the place to be for the hottest gaming promotions in Gauteng and for all round memorable experiences. We wish every player the best of luck for the remaining Summer Winnings draws – 300 people have to win, and it could be you!” For more information on the promotion and on what’s happening at Montecasino, visit www.tsogosun.com/montecasino or Facebook.com/Montecasino. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 19 November 2018 This December, the force will be with Mall of the South at the second ComicEx event, taking place on the 1st and 2nd of December 2018 between 9am and 6pm daily. ComicEx celebrates a different aspect geek culture by showcasing a range of superhero and villain comic books and activities and gaming galore. So join in on the fun and come dressed as your favourite superhero or villain at ComicEx. There will be loads of activities available in the arena, including: cosplay, ComicEx Idols, ComicEx Nerf Battle Zone, artist alley, tech and gadget zones, comics, figurines, stalls and so much more. ComicEx is two-day ticketed event; one-hundred Rand (R100) gets you in per day and one-hundred-and-fifty Rand (R150) allows you access over both days. Tickets are limited, so be sure to get your tickets from Computicket. Terms and conditions apply. Tickets will also be available at the entrance. ComicEx is proudly brought to you by Caxton Alberton Record, Comaro Chronicle, Southern Courier and Get It Jo’burg South and Alberton, Dion Wired, Icarus Media, Mall of the South, Seeff Properties Kibler Park, South of Jo’burg business and Tourism (SOJO) and The Geek Bang Theory. For more info, simply mail ComicEx SA at email@example.com. Keep up-to-date with Mall of the South’s news and events. Simply visit www.mallofthesouth.co.za and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #MalloftheSouth CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
HEADLINING ACT FOR RAW AT THE BAXTER THEATRE! For the first time ever, The RAW Fest brings tons of amazing acts exclusively to The Baxter Theatre this festive season! Early Bird Price – R75 (Until 9 Dec) Thereafter – R100 (From 10 Dec) BOOK NOW! on WebTickets: http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1485415328 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
As South Africa gears up for peak holiday traffic volumes experienced during December, road safety is at the forefront of the minds of those who manage traffic flow and all road users. The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) recently teamed up with the City of Johannesburg to host a Quality Road Markings event in support of Transport Month and to increase safety and user experience on the city’s roads. Plascon was one of three paint suppliers to demonstrate their road-marking paint products at the event which took place at Hyde Park 6th Road between Jan Smuts and First Road last month. Road marking paint is critical to ensuring road safety as it needs to be both visible and durable. The paint products showcased by Plascon and the other suppliers had to comply with the following factors required by JRA: o Paint products must include crystal glass beads with a strong capacity for absorbing, storing and emitting light. o Can glow for more than twelve hours in the dark thereby increasing safety for road users. o All the paints (pigments, masterbatches, and aggregates) are non-toxic with no radioactive additives. They must be harmless to the environment which offers a greater level of social responsibility. o Paints must be quick drying and suitable for direct application to all types of new or previously painted bituminous and concrete road surfaces. o Can be applied by brush, roller or road striping machine. o Must have good retro-reflectivity due to excellent glass bead retention. o Produce a surface with anti-skid properties thereby increasing safety when it is raining. Rolf Redelinghuys, who heads up Plascon’s road-marking paint division, highlights the importance of using specialised highly visible, durable and long lasting road-marking paints to keep traffic flowing smoothly and minimise driver distraction. “It can be applied to all suitable bitumen, asphalt and concrete road surfaces. The specialised resin technologies used in these products, . . .
University of Johannesburg soccer star Amanda Mthandi is over the moon at her selection for the national team to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations women's tournament in Ghana, starting this weekend. The 22-year-old wing will make her debut for South Africa during the event, which gets under way on Saturday. Banyana Banyana play their opening match against Nigeria on Sunday. Mthandi was on the fringe of national selection this year, being included in an expanded squad, but she failed to make the final cut for an earlier tournament. "This time I was excited to make the provisional squad for the Cup of Nations and then, when my name was read out in the final squad, I did not know how to react. "I was ecstatic but at a loss for words," said the second-year transportation management student, who lives in Kibler Park in Johannesburg. Having been rewarded with the ultimate selection, Mthandi said she was eager to make an impact at the Ghana tournament, feeling she added something new to the national squad. "I play as a wing, but I believe I have the sort of versatility in my game which can add some value. "For example, I can play as a holding striker or I can adapt to the requirements of playing up front, running onto balls in an attacking position." One of her main objectives at Afcon is to score her first goal for her country. "Obviously as a team we want to qualify for next year's World Cup, but my special aim is to net one for Banyana Banyana," said Mthandi. "I believe the experience I will gain playing at this level will help me to improve as a player." The top three teams from the Afcon tournament will qualify for the World Cup to be held in France next year. Mthandi's national selection caps off a memorable year, the highlight of which she said was winning the University Sport South Africa tournament in Port Elizabeth in July. "That was a really good week for UJ soccer, and especially for me, after I was named player of the . . .
Homemation: Home Automation Experience Centre October 2018, Kramerville Johannesburg, Homemation, the AV, home automation and theatre specialists, recently revealed their state-of-the-art Experience Centre. Guests were welcomed into the awe-inspiring, spacious Scandi-style showroom, offered drinks and enjoyed snacks from the live sushi chef. They were able to walk through the ‘home of the future’ viewing invisible speakers, drop down screens, automated blinds and even a robot vacuum cleaner. The spaces were alive with the sound of people talking excitedly about high-tech offerings and tempting DJ’ing coming from outside. The ‘home’ is completely automated, which means that using voice, or the touch of a button, lights are turned off, on or dimmed, the blinds can be adjusted, stove switched on, fireplace lit and music of choice streamed through a variety of speakers – even ones that are completely hidden in the ceiling. Walking into the lounge, the invisible Stewart Filmscreen screen and JVC projector emerge from the ceiling for an even more immersive experience. The bedroom features an LED strip light behind the bed that is motion activated when you get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. The room that fascinated most, was the THX “CANNES” cinema room where guests could experience a thrilling car chase that had the hairs on the back of their necks stand upright! After the tours, the house warming bourgeoned into a real party… live sushi, premium gin and whisky bars and the ultimate DJ’s Small Paul, Roger Goode and international acclaimed Timo ODV! Founders and Joint CEOs, Nicholas Gliksman and Daniel Mclean, welcomed everyone and their pride of seeing their dream become a reality was evident as they shared the vision behind the first Home Automation Experience Centre in the country. It is a world-class experience, comparable to the US and UK markets. The scale is exciting – a mini-house fitted out with tech, home automation, . . .
SURVIVING THE FIRST THREE YEARS IN BUSINESS – TIPS Johannesburg 14 November 2018 There are many components to entrepreneurial success, but common to all successful entrepreneurs is a passion to improve what currently exists, the skill to implement the business idea, and not least, a tireless commitment to working towards the vision. “You’ll find that money is never the real driver of those who make it, but is rather the result of a passion to see their idea making a real impact on the world,” says Jenny Retief, CEO of Riversands Incubation Hub, the large-scale business incubator north of Sandton. Riversands is in its fourth year, reporting an impressive cumulative turnover of just over half a billion Rand generated by the entrepreneurs on its programme. “The first three years are the toughest in business, and as a business itself, Riversands is not immune to the challenges faced by a struggling economy. But as Jeff Bezos says, “Frugality drives innovation” and I am glad to report that we are not only surviving but are growing, and incubating increasing numbers of sustainable small businesses to feed into South Africa’s economy,” says Retief. How to survive the first three years in business - tips Be proactive: Much of the success of small-scale business is dependent on how proactive its owner is. Expect to have to create the favourable circumstances you require if they don’t exist. The successful entrepreneur is a driving force, making the important decisions on products, ways of production and services offered. Personal initiative is strongly related to business success. Good business habits: Being frugal is a good business habit, along with efficient time management, including delegating tasks to free up the entrepreneur for more important things. The survivors in business are those who are investing back into their business to grow it, and maintaining a lean operation with minimum wastage, including in human resources. Goal setting: Take . . .
Neville Alberts has been appointed as Branch Manager for Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW), Johannesburg, a Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group Company, effective 17 October 2018. “Alberts brings 17 years of inhouse experience, along with in-depth product knowledge and a passion for his career, to the position. This, among other factors, makes him the ideal candidate to lead the branch to new heights,” commented HAW General Manager Werner Joubert. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .