Bakwena N1N4 toll concessionaire recently hosted its seventh annual charity golf day at the Centurion Country Club, successfully raising an astounding R207 825 thanks to the support of Bakwena’s valuable stakeholders. As custodians of the N1N4 toll, Bakwena uses its relationships with government and industry stakeholders to help uplift communities along the route. By forging working relationships with government departments and engaging in partnerships with industry stakeholders and local social reform bodies, Bakwena is able to assist public and private institutions working towards social upliftment by helping to run educational events and programmes for disadvantaged individuals around road safety, life skills, environmental awareness and entrepreneurial development. Thusanang Early Learning Centre, Pink Drive, Wheel Well, CANSA, Laudium Cansa Care were selected as beneficiaries of the funds raised by this year’s golf day. Charmaine van Wyk, spokesperson for Bakwena, says, “The success of this golf day can be attributed to the support received from our stakeholders. Bakwena is extremely grateful for their generosity and participation; without them, this golf day would not have been a success. Our charities have been carefully selected to ensure they align with our corporate social initiative goals. We also recognise that we have a responsibility towards the people living in this region, who we consider our family members, after all.” The sponsors of the 2015 Bakwena Annual Charity Golf Day were AIIM, Aptronics (Pty) Ltd, Aurecon, Basella Maintenance, Bridge Jointing CC, DJJ Conradie, Fasken, G4 Civils, HP Enterprise Group, Jeffares and Green, Macquarie, Magna BC, MasterDrive, Momentum, Murray and Roberts Infrastructure, N3TC, Nameplate Centre, Nedgroup Investments, Phiri Phiri Security, PR Worx, Pt Operational Services, Roadex Construction, Scan RF Projects, Syntell (Pty) Ltd, Tsela Consulting, VEA Road Maintenance and Civils and WBHO. “On behalf . . .
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites applications for an emerging project manager or arts administrator to develop skills, working on the 2016 ACT | UJ Creative Conference. The internship is available to entry-level project managers and arts professionals interested in gaining experience and skills in a professional environment. The position will be full-time for three months (January to March), based at the ACT offices in Braamfontein. A monthly stipend will be offered, in line with industry standards. The internship aims to reinforce professionalism and stable work ethics through the development of written, verbal and analytical skills. The intern will gain understanding through experience of the practical application of theoretical knowledge. Focus areas include event planning and implementation, logistics, research, communication, marketing, social media management, networking and monitoring and evaluation. “Participating in a process of this nature presents a valuable opportunity for an emerging arts manager to gain practical experience. ACT is passionate about investing in the employability and growth of young practitioners and we are delighted that with the upcoming conference we are in a position to demonstrate the potential of such engagements by working with one of last year’s interns, Anastasia Pather, as Project Manager of the 2016 conference,” says CEO of ACT, Pieter Jacobs. Applicants must be based in Johannesburg and be available from January until March 2016. Experience in marketing and social media management will be favourably viewed. Internship applications are due on or before Monday 7th of December 2015. Please follow the following link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FwIOx33Psb6-XtfPaj_aPnStEpP4vobwwSOm5moi5hM/viewform?usp=send_form The 2016 ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference, entitled “#creativeintersection”, is presented by the Arts & Culture Trust, and UJ Arts & Culture, in partnership with the . . .
The highly anticipated Col’Cacchio pizzeria Celebrity Chef Series is back and will be running from September until the end of November 2015. November will showcase Jabu Mahlangu (Former Bafana Bafana, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs midfielder) and Ivor Jones’ (head chef of The Test Kitchen) Aegean pizza creation. Col’Cacchio pizzeria will be donating R5 from every Celebrity Chef Pizza sold to the Children’s Hospital Trust, fundraiser for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and Paediatric Healthcare in the Western Cape. Born in Johannesburg, head chef Ivor Jones manages the day to day operations of ever award winning The Test Kitchen. Ivor collaborates with chef Luke Dale-Roberts and their team on menu development and working hard at maintaining a high standard of cooking. Jones has been working with Luke since 2007 at La Colombe which is where Ivor started his career. Ivor’s philosophy is about how food makes you feel and how it brings people together for an experience. November – The Aegean pizza - R125 has a hummus base with mozzarella, spinach, feta, miso cured lamb, Peppadew® Piquanté Peppers, tahini mayo , phyllo flakes which is paired perfectly with Place in the Sun Shiraz. Former Bafana Bafana, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs midfielder, Jabu Jeremiah Mahlangu made 20 appearances for Bafana Bafana from 2000 to 2004. It was once said by a commentator that when Jabu is on song, the opposition dances. Jabu enjoys various types of meat on his pizza Author: Daniela Martins More Info link: http://www.colcacchio.co.za/index.asp# Images: For high res version/s of Three image/s please contact . Photo: Photo: Photo: YouTube: CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. Have a look at the online visibility from 11/23/2015 to today for Ivor Jones and Jabu Mahlangu Aegean pizza: Google Search Results Bing Search Results Yahoo Search Results DuckDuckGo Search Results Twitter Mentions . . .
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 October 2015 | Johannesburg, South Africa This Halloween, SAZA (South African Zombie Apocalypse) and author Lee Herrmann will be participating in Halloween ComicFest 2015 at two major comic book stores across Gauteng: Cosmic Comics in Cresta and Smallville Comics in Alberton. ComicFest is an annual celebration of the spooky holiday with plenty of comic giveaways, and SAZA and Lee Herrmann will be in attendance to sign of his books ( Journal of a South African Zombie Apocalypse and The South African Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide), as well as talk about zombies and survival techniques for the looming apocalypse. The books will be on sale for R130 each as well as original zombie themed shirts (Z-tees) will also be available. SAZA will also be running a special Halloween competition: Draw of the Dead. All purchases of either book go into a draw to win a limited edition Journal of a South African Zombie Apocalypse T-shirt. Halloween ComicFest 2015 will be hosted at both Cosmic Comics and Smallville Comics on Saturday, 31 October 2015 and will feature cosplays, free giveaways and massive discounts on all comics. SAZA will be in attendance: Cosmic Comics from 09:00 – 11:30, and at Smallville Comics from 12:30 – 15:00 SAZA (South African Zombie Apocalypse) is the brainchild of Herrmann and long-time collaborator Stephen Lewis and is described as ‘ground zero for all things zombie.’ SAZA serves as an umbrella brand for zombie fiction and merchandise in the ever-growing genre. For more information visit www.saza.co.za or visit the Facebook page. -ENDS- Author: Lee Herrmann from South African Zombie Apocalypse. More Info link: http://www.halloweencomicfest.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JournalOfASouthAfricanZombieApocalypse Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact South African Zombie Apocalypse. SAZA attends Halloween ComicFest 2015 Photo: Lee Herrmann CLICK HERE to submit your press . . .
The 5th National Cupcake Day, for kids with cancer, took place at Eastgate Shopping Centre on the 26th of September in the Mr Price Home Court. The annual event, which was hosted by Cupcakes of HOPE, raised a total donation of R37 341, 50. Over thirty volunteers assisted to sell over 3000 cupcakes in support of the community-driven project. Dressed in colourful pink shirts and crowns, selling delicious cupcakes beautifully displayed on trays and tables, the volunteers created a positive attraction in the court, raising awareness for National Cupcake Day and support for the cause. Cupcakes for HOPE is a Non-Profit organisation that aims to raise awareness for families in need of medical assistance. Linda Sophocleous, Fundraiser for Cupcakes for HOPE, thanked Eastgate Shopping Centre and its volunteers: ‘Each and every one of you is truly special and amazing, and you’ve made a difference in someone’s life today.’ Photo Credits: Cupcake Angels in Mr Price Home Court in Eastgate Shopping Centre. For more information contact the Marketing Department on 011 479 6000. Keep up with Eastgate Shopping Centre’s latest news, stylish trends, promotions and events on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the Eastgate website. About Cupcakes of HOPE Cupcakes of HOPE is a Non-Profit Company that aims to raise awareness and funding for familes in need of medical assistance. For more information, visit www.cupcakesofhope.org. About National Cupcake Day The annual event is a community-driven project hosted by Cupcakes of Hope. This year the focus is on Childhood Cancer Awareness. For more information, visit www.cupcakesofhope.org. Author: Gerda Martin from DTMSA. Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact DTMSA. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) will help needy students take the next step towards a tertiary education with the UJ Future Walk in Auckland Park on Sunday, October 18. The event, which is a joint initiative of the University's Sport and Student Finance departments, aims to raise R3 million towards bursaries for underprivileged, academically deserving students at UJ. By taking part in either the 5km walk or 8km fun run, members of the public will be giving students a chance to pursue and complete their studies for a brighter future. Although there is a National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) in place, increased enrolments at universities have meant that many qualifying students are unable to complete their degrees due to a funding shortfall. UJ has been working with the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) to ensure that UJ raises enough funds to expand the University's bursary programme, and the Future Walk is their latest joint venture. According to Nolwazi Mamorare, executive director of UJ Student Finance, corporate sponsors have already donated more than R250 000 in cash for the event. However, Mamorare said that they were still a long way from reaching their target amount. Also steering the UJ Future Walk is Nomsa Mahlangu, senior director of UJ Sport. Mahlangu said that student fees could approach R50 000 per annum for certain courses, making it essential to raise as much funding and help as many students as possible. "This is not just about assisting individual students, this is about working to build a stronger, more productive society," she said. Ms Mahlangu called on the public to support the event and said they could comfortably accommodate 5 000 runners and walkers at the venue. "It's a chance for the Joburg community to shape up for summer while helping to shape the future of our students," she said. "All participants will receive medals, in addition to T-shirts and goodie bags, as a reminder of what they . . .
Former UJ rugby captain Rudy Paige is ready to don the green and gold and fill big shoes at scrumhalf when he travels to England with the Springbok squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup later this month. "I am very excited about the opportunity that I have been given to represent my country at the world's biggest rugby showpiece. I cannot wait to pull that Springbok jersey over my head," said the 26-year-old. "Coming through the ranks at UJ, then with the Lions and the Bulls, has prepared me for the challenges ahead. "I have worked with some great coaches who have helped me develop my skills to the point where I can represent my country." UJ rugby club manager Jimmy Potgieter said the university was thrilled with Paige's selection and that he had always stood out as an exceptional player and skipper. "He came to us with a contract from the Lions rugby union and right from the start he established himself as a great leader, both on and off the field. "He was always willing to put in the work and do more than what was expected of him," said Potgieter. According to Potgieter, what made Paige stand out was his exceptional kicking game from behind the ruck and his quick service to the backline. Given the chance, he could play a pivotal role between the Springbok forwards and backline come game time. Riversdale-born Paige played youth rugby for the SWD Eagles before coming to Johannesburg where he made the Golden Lions Craven Week team in 2007 and represented the SA School side that same year. Over the next few years he went on to represent the Lions in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup while also captaining the UJ Varsity Cup team, before moving to the Bulls in 2012 where he still wears the number nine jersey for their Super Rugby side. But his greatest accolade is without doubt his selection for the Springbok squad earlier this year and, although he is still to be capped, he is ready to be thrown into the deep end. He is one of three . . .
The University of Johannesburg's two-time national table tennis champion Danisha Patel will be looking to turn the tables on her opponents when she represents South Africa at the African Games in Brazzaville, Congo, next month. Patel is one of four table tennis players and 14 UJ representatives selected for the prestigious continental games, which take place from September 4. "This will be my first African Games," she said. "I've heard that it is one of the biggest tournaments in Africa, with many different sporting codes, and I'm excited to be representing SA once again." The 22-year-old Lenasia resident is no stranger to international competition, having participated in the World Student Games in Russia in 2013 and the ITTF Africa Senior Championships in Egypt in January. She successfully defended her national singles title this year and also scooped the silver medal in the mixed doubles category alongside fellow UJ student Chetan Nathoo. Patel said her goal for the tournament would be to watch and learn from the other international players and gain experience. "Our table tennis ladies' team is one of the best I've seen and we hope to make it as far as possible." She said their strongest rivals would be Egypt, who counted current African champion Dina Meshref among their stars. "She's an amazing player who is also left-handed like me and is awesome to watch." Other teams to watch would be Nigeria, Tunisia and Algeria, said Patel. "The international standard is very difficult to compete with as players are well trained with professional coaches." The biokinetics honours student said she trained three times a week, with league matches on Wednesday evenings. "On the weekends I focus on physical fitness and during the holidays I play as much as I can." Now in her final year of studies, Patel said it was important for her to balance her academic commitments and training schedule. Her dedication to the sport has been constant . . .
JOHANNESBURG—Jehovah’s Witnesses will soon hold their annual multi-lingual conventions in Johannesburg. They extend an open invitation for all to attend. The theme of this year’s programme is “Imitate Jesus!” The second of two three-day events to be held in Johannesburg will begin on Friday, August 28, 2015, at 9:00 ending on Sunday, August 30 at 15:45. There will be separate sessions in English, French and Sesotho. “Jesus, the founder of Christianity, is widely considered as one of the most influential and significant men who ever lived. As Christians, a core belief of Jehovah’s Witnesses is that Jesus lived his life as a model for us to follow. The “Imitate Jesus!” conventions will examine Jesus’ life, as outlined in the Bible, and emphasize how all - regardless of their background, lifestyle, or religion - can benefit in practical ways from his example and teachings. A highlight of the program will be the keynote address on Friday morning, entitled “Concealed in Him Are All the Treasures of Wisdom.” says convention spokesman Paul Motloung. Starting last weekend, and continuing for the next couple of weeks, Jehovah’s Witnesses extend personal invitations and distribute printed invitations to everyone from Central Johannesburg, the East Rand and Vaal Triangle to attend the convention. There is no admission fee. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations. An estimated 65 000 will come to the Johannesburg Expo Centre for the Bible-based programmes. Jehovah’s Witnesses in South Africa plan to host 52 conventions in 16 languages in 20 cities and towns. Worldwide, there are over 8,000,000 Witnesses in more than 115,000 congregations. Author: Paul Motloung More Info link: http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/conventions/ Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact . Imitate Jesus! 2015 Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses Photo: CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The University of Johannesburg’s national hockey star Lilian du Plessis will be aiming to round off a stellar local season at next week’s interprovincial tournament in Potchefstroom before rejoining Belgium-based KHC Dragons in September. Striker Du Plessis, who has been a fixture in the South African senior women’s team since 2012, will be a key figure in the Southern Gauteng A-side attack for the weeklong tournament, which starts on August 23. Earlier this season, the 22-year-old education student was a standout player at the Varsity Hockey and University Sport South Africa tournaments, helping her institution to the overall honours in both. In the former competition, Du Plessis was twice named player of the match and claimed the super striker award in the semifinals. She also walked away with the Ussa player of the tournament and top goal scorer awards. “I’m very happy with the season thus far,” said Du Plessis. “I have been lucky enough to score some goals which have helped with my personal achievements but I can honestly say that we play as a team and we make each other look good – and that is extremely rare. She said the effort from the players, coaching staff and management had contributed to a successful season. “We went into Varsity Hockey as the underdogs and finished the victors. I still smile thinking about it. I’m so proud of my team.” The Emmarentia resident said UJ’s on-going successes had confirmed the institution’s reputation as SA’s top hockey-playing university for women. “We are continually learning and growing stronger. Our coaches Rob van Ginkel and Ricky West are both incredible and I have learnt a lot from both since playing for UJ.” It is Du Plessis’s first year for the institution after spending most of last year overseas preparing for various international tournaments. She first grabbed the national selectors’ attention as a Grade 12 learner at St Mary’s School, Waverley, where she was coached by the . . .