Crocodile Creek Polo Club was thrilled to host this year’s very successful 94.7 Highveld Stereo and MTN Joburg Day! With a stellar line up of bands from Goldfish, Prime Circle, The Parlotones and Gangs of Ballet to Lloyd Cele, Elvis Blue, Daniel Baron and Connell Cruise the 10 hour music session had almost 30 000 people rocking all day! With ample room for everyone, the 300m x 200m polo field provided a dust-free, grassy surface to relax on and enjoy a beautiful day in the country. Fortunately for such an event, polo is played on the biggest field of any organized sport, so it can easily accommodate a large crowd. Being a fiercely contested game, it has captured many imaginations and converts, with history informing us that it was started by Genghis Khan in the Northern parts of India. A bit of riding ability and some ball skill are all it takes to become completely hooked on what is a demanding and challenging game. Golf may require a bit more patience but Sylvester Stallone was once heard to say that “playing polo is like trying to play golf in an earthquake”. Not everyone comes to polo with riding skills but Crocodile Creek is one of a few clubs in the Gauteng area that can assist with coaching and getting familiar with the game. Lessons in riding for polo are followed up with learning the different shots and rules of the game. The Club is easily able to assist with this and most polo players are very approachable and willing to help and guide new initiates. Crocodile Creek hosts a number of tournaments during the year and the club is just warming up for the summer season. Tournaments run from Friday to Sunday and all spectators are welcome to attend. Just pack a picnic and your favourite drinks or contact us for other catering arrangements or if you require corporate hospitality. “Having now had the opportunity to host so many Joburg people at the club, we look forward to next year and to having everyone back soon. Our special thanks to . . .
Sesli Textiles, manufacturers of domestic and corporate blankets, is introducing an exciting range of high-end good quality luxury blankets, with an opulent touch and feel imported from Turkey. The blankets are available from baby to queen size and can be machine washed on a cold water gentle cycle. Sesli manufactures top-quality blankets by using the best imported and local materials since 2000. Sesli has a wide product range with blankets that are recognised for their superior quality, aesthetic design and extreme comfort. CEO of Sesli Textiles, Mr. Mustafa Sesli, says; “Many of our customers wanted a blanket with a new touch and feel. Something new and exciting. Sesli Textiles then sourced a blanket from Turkey that is of good quality and has a feel of luxury and found the Sparkle and Colourful blanket. We have imported these blankets to test the market and see what the response would be, ideally to start the manufacturing process at our Johannesburg plant.” The local blanket range includes home décor, sports, corporate, church, hotel and grey recycled blankets which is assembled from acrylic yarn that is not only moth proof, but also allergy resistant, anti-bacterial and non-flammable. Sesli boasts the latest technology of weaving looms in the weaving department. About Sesli Textiles Sesli owes its success to decades of experience as well as their integrity, professionalism and dedication to superior standards of manufacturing at our high-tech factory. Sesli supports a number of charitable initiatives in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Sparrow Village, CANSA and The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation. The Sesli difference As we are all aware the Chinese exports blankets to South Africa at a very low cost, which in turn allows them to sell the product at a low cost. Many South Africans are unaware that the blankets are manufactured with hazardous materials and is of very poor quality. The poorly manufactured Chinese imported . . .
SIHLANGENE BULK (PTY) LTD SIGNS THE RESPONSIBLE CARE PUBLIC COMMITMENT Sihlangene Bulk (Pty) Ltd has become the latest member of the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association to sign the Responsible Care (RC) Public Commitment, thereby committing the company to implementing the guiding principles of this voluntary initiative of the chemical industry. Louise Lindeque, Responsible Care Manager says: “Responsible Care adds value to the chemical industry and provides an excellent framework for sustainable and predictable operating performance particularly as it relates to health, environment, and safety impacts. It focuses on the entire value chain and it manages downstream risks including the safe storage and transportation of chemicals and chemical products.” Mr Jacques de Norre, CEO of Sihlangene Bulk says: “Our company always keeps in mind the health and safety of our employees and that of our community. We will always strive to instill the guiding principles of Responsible Care in our everyday operations. Responsible Care will complement our company’s efforts in striving for improved performance in the above areas during our everyday operations and during the transport of hazardous chemicals.” Sihlangene Bulk specializes in the transportation of hazardous chemicals throughout the country. Their business is strategically situated in Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng which gives them a well-positioned base of operations nationally and cross-border. The company is currently working towards undergoing an assessment audit against the SA Safety and Quality Assessment System (SQAS). The SQAS system assesses if logistics service providers have management systems in place to ensure that the risk arising from the transport of chemicals have fully been identified and are being properly controlled and managed. With over 150 members in the RC programme, Responsible Care is more than a set of principles and declarations. Through the sharing of information and a . . .
Thirteen international experts converge on Johannesburg on the 20th and 21st July. What are the benefits of seeing these international speakers? Simple answer is the benefits are tremendous! Think of it this way, each speaker has a slot of around 90 minutes. That’s 1170 minutes of mind and money success creating strategies being taught by the best mind and money coaches in the world. What are the chances that you won’t learn something really thought provoking and life changing from these speakers and authors during those 1170 minutes? All of these speakers had to face some massive challenges during their journey to success and they epitomise what Napoleon Hill writes about in his book “Think and Grow Rich”. Hill writes that the mind that is not filled with wealth consciousness is filled with poverty consciousness – that there is no middle ground. Hill also writes that every adversity brings with it the equivalent seed of opportunity. National Achievers Congress 2013 South Africa speakers are guaranteed to make you think and to give you practical insights in to how to move your money thoughts and money results in to what you truly desire. Chris and Suzanne Styles host South Africa's only dedicated Coaching Radio Show, Time to Make You Think, on community radio station Mix 93.9FM in Midrand. They have partnered with the organisers of National Achievers Congress to bring speaker interviews to the community. Time To Make You Think has VIP Tickets to give away to the event. Enter now and South Africa's next success story could be you. For more information contact Chris Styles on + 27 83 625 6844 or email@example.com URL: http://makesyouthink.co.za/power-resources/power-competitions/national-achievers-congress-2013/ Twitter: @MYT_SA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Makes-You-Think-South-Africa/183435285047312 YouTube: Author: Suzanne Styles from Makes You Think. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To . . .
President Mandela has always had a special place in his heart for children. A wall where expo visitors can write a personal message to former President Nelson Mandela has been constructed at the African Education Week and Career Indaba that is starting at the Sandton Convention Centre tomorrow. Dr Mamphela Ramphele, leader of Agang SA, will deliver the keynote address during the opening session on Thursday morning, 20 June at 09h00. More than 7000 teachers and learners are expected at the seventh annual African Education Week and Career Indaba which end on Saturday 22 June. The events form the largest meeting and trading platform of its kind on the continent for everyone who is passionate about improving the standard of education in Africa. The conference will focus on topics such as STEM* education, improving FET colleges and the role of social media and technology in the classroom. The events also offer teachers free, practical courses to improve their classroom and technical skills and learners can attend talks on career choices and how to find a job after matric. *STEM=Science, technology, engineering, mathematics Happy birthday Madiba The special wish wall for Mr Mandela is a large 2 x 4m stretched canvas, with the heading: “To Nelson Mandela: Thank you Madiba” and will be displayed on the expo floor of the Career Indaba, which more than 5000 learners and students are expected to visit this week from Thursday. All visitors are welcome to write a message to the former South African president and human rights legend. Says programme director Claire O’Connell: “everyone knows that former President Mandela has always had a special place in his heart for children. Even before Mr Mandela was admitted to hospital, we were going to have a wall so that everyone could wish him a happy 95th birthday on 18 July. Now that Mr Mandela is unwell, we have even more reason to show that we are all thinking of him and send him positive messages of support and to . . .
Having ditched medicine to follow her musical dream, singer-songwriter Luanga Choba is now releasing her debut album in the genre she dubs “gonzo soul”. This go-getting singing doctor will be launching her first CD, Luanga Who?, at 6pm on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 at the House of Baobab in the Maboneng Precinct, in downtown Johannesburg. Luanga – the stage name of University of Cape Town medical graduate Sibongile Mhlongo –penned all 14 tracks on the album, released under her own label, Xhimvwani Records and Publishing. She says she coined the term “gonzo soul” for her world-music inflected sound after failing to find a “box” for her particular genre. “I’m not musically educated and don’t understand genre – and I think I speak for most composers when I say genre is a prison. It’s a stifling of creativity. So after a good bit of research, the word ‘gonzo’ felt just right.” Of course, the term originated as a description for the writing of maverick journalist Hunter S Thompson, who used subjective first-person narratives, emotions and experiences in his writing and shunned conventional objective reportage. South African born and bred, but with Zambian ancestry, the songbird explains that “luanga” means “this charm it is yours” in Zambia’s Chikunda language. “Charm as in a traditional doctor’s charm to bring you wellbeing or healing, or ward off evil spirits,” she explains. She hopes that combining her natural talent for music with her medical background will allow her to explore the healing magic of music and touch the lives of many. Half of the songs on the album were written in her mother tongue, Setswana, which she believes is very poorly represented in the South African music landscape. The remainder are English songs with smatterings of vernacular, and one track is in Nguni. They range from “break-up” songs to stirring odes to mother earth. The road towards fulfilling her musical dream has been a long and winding one for Luanga Choba, who showed . . .
Eastgate Shopping Centre is honouring fathers and fatherhood with a Facebook Father’s Day competition this June. The grand prize includes a Samsung Galaxy Tab3 with 3G/Wi -Fi valued at R5,499, Xbox 4G valued at R3, 500 and an Xbox game valued at R599 from CNA. The weekly prizes will include a leather man's bag valued at R2, 000 and watch valued at R2, 999 from Fossil. To take part in the competition, entrants need to first like the Eastgate Shopping Centre Facebook page and then respond to the question posted. Click on the link below for the competition brief https://www.facebook.com/ateastgategirltalk/app_164184360412345 Terms and Conditions apply. Promotion dates: 11 - 17 June 2013 For more information visit www.eastgateshops.com or contact Bronwyn Williams on 0765077570. Visit Eastgate-shops (Facebook fan page) or follow Eastgate on Twitter @Eastgateshops for the latest news on promotions and events. Ends/134 Media release issued by DTM SA on behalf of EASTGATE SHOPPING CENTRE. For press assistance contact Marieza van Zyl on+27 21 419 2699 (Cape Town) or +27 11 684 2933 (Johannesburg) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on DTM SA visit www.dtmsa.co.za, or contact Karen du Toit on +27 83 685 6406 or e-mail email@example.com. URL: https://www.facebook.com/ateastgategirltalk Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Maya Setti from . Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Two To gain access to Two image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Photographer: Courtesy of Eastgate Shopping Centre Photographer: Courtesy of Eastgate Shopping Centre Photographer: [/l2g] . . .
Most people who are not wealthy are forced to navigate their way through the civil legal system alone, too often with negative consequences. This is true for financial reasons but also because persons who cannot afford a lawyer may not even know that they have legal rights or how to get legal assistance. LegalAidServices.co.za provides its readers with free legal knowledge ranging from civil, labour and criminal matters, to information about acts and laws, to help the general public know their rights. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2013 – Johannesburg, South Africa – LegalAidServices.co.za - a brand new website just launched to provide its readers free and easy-to-understand, frequently updated information about the laws in South Africa, their legal rights and their options for legal assistance. According to a report by Statistics South Africa entitled “Monthly Earnings of South Africans 2010”, 60% of the population earns under R2800 on average a month, 25% of the population earns an average of R6500 a month and only 20% of the population earn an average of R12000 and above. Therefore legal needs can impose substantial financial burdens onto the low and medium income group in South Africa. In criminal cases, a defendant facing the risk of incarceration is entitled to an attorney even if he or she cannot afford one. In most civil cases, however, a person is not entitled to an attorney, even though civil legal proceedings can affect things we hold - custody of our children, our physical safety, our ability to work and need for shelter, just to name a few. The LegalAidServices.co.za website aims to make the South African legal system more accessible to the general public. With the high cost Attorney fees and people struggling to make their lives in a volatile economy, LegalAidServices.co.za is definitely a tool for people to research relevant legal information and understand their legal rights in South Africa. In offering this service, the goal is . . .
“It is very difficult to think of any learning that is not E-enabled.” Are mobile devices revolutionary or disruptive in a classroom setting? Should IT and social media be used to develop professional learning networks? And can twitter, Facebook and MixIT enhance teaching and learning in the classroom? These are some of the compelling questions that will be discussed during the Education Technology Indaba at the annual African Education Week from 19-22 June at the Sandton Convention Centre. The African Education Week Convention and Learning Expo is the meeting and trading platform for everyone who is passionate about improving the standard of education in Africa. Now in its 7th year, it remains the continent’s leading educational resources and training event, attracting more education professionals than any other event. “E” will be big! “’E' will be big this year in South African education!” says well-known educational technology expert and head of e-Learning at Mustek, Kobus van Wyk. “Although e-Learning is already happening in isolated schools, it still has to get going at a much broader level. e-Learning can make a huge contribution towards alleviating the bad state of education in South Africa.” He continues: “the National Department of Basic Education (DBE) is putting large emphasis on the use of technology in education, or e-education as they call it. In its document, “Action Plan to 2014”, chapter 7 is entitled “The importance of e-education,” with some ambitious goals set for 2013 and 2014. This adds impetus to the implementation of e-learning initiatives in the different provinces.” From tablets to phablets According to Kobus van Wyk, who is a regular speaker at African Education Week, it became very apparent during 2012 “that the use of tablets and mobile devices will play an increasingly important role in education in the future.” He encourages teachers to embrace technology: “Educators, get your hands on a device – today! Experience it . . .
Northgate Shopping Centre, in conjunction with Ster Kinekor, will entertain all the kids these school holidays with some great activities as well as character meet & greets for the cool upcoming kids movies. The Easter fun programme will be running from 26 March to 1 April at Northgate Shopping Centre, Centre Point Court. This Ster Kinekor sponsored activities are free and all kids are welcome. Each day is based on current and future releases and will include Ster Kinekor (SK) club activations. Disney’s OZ the Great and Powerful photo wall will be on 26 March. There will be meet and greets with Jack the Giant Slayer with fun prizes to be won and an opportunity to climb the wall on the 27th of March. The 28th of March is superhero face painting from G.I.Joe 3D retaliation. On 29 March, tables and chairs will be set up for the kiddies to colour their Croods masks from the characters of DreamWorks animated movie, The Croods. There will be meet and greets with the Alien from Escape from planet Earth as well as balloon sculpting and lucky Alien goo give-aways on 30 March. The program will conclude on the 1st of April with Easter eggs hand-out, Croods activity sheets, colouring in as well as an Easter branding wall. Northgate Trading Hours: Monday- Thursday: 6am -6pm Friday: selected stores will be open Saturday: 9am -5pm Sunday: 9am -2pm Monday: 9am -4pm Northgate Shopping Centre is Easter fun for the family. For more information visit www.northgate.co.za or contact Michelle Papastefanou on (011) 794-1687. Visit Northgate Shopping Centre (Facebook fan page) or follow Northgate on Twitter @NorthgateJHB for the latest news on promotions and events. URL: Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: maya setti from . Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. . . .