One of Johannesburg’s most sophisticated homes, situated in the heart of the exclusive northern suburb of Bryanston, has been placed on the local residential property market for R55 million through Pam Golding Properties. “This extraordinary and spacious family home, which is set in park-like gardens on a substantial 10 538 sqm stand, offers a plethora of features, as well as every possible amenity,” says Rupert Finnemore, who heads up Pam Golding Properties’ Gauteng region. “Leafy, luxurious, secure and convenient, the home offers the discerning resident access to one of the most outstanding suburban lifestyles to be found anywhere within the greater Johannesburg region. “The tasteful property, which is affectionately known as ‘The Tree House’ due to its verdant gardens, has been developed to perfection by its meticulous owners,” notes Finnemore. “They have paid attention to every aspect of the property and developed a most unforgettable garden. While it is situated near the heart of the city, the property has a distinctly country atmosphere and provides a peaceful haven from the bustle of urban life,” notes Finnemore. “This spacious, classic Bryanston home with its five bedroom suites, cottage and guest flat and two swimming pools, offers the investor a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and Pam Golding Properties is most honoured to have been asked to market the property.” Finnemore says that residential property within the suburb represents a solid investment, from entry-level properties through to the higher end of the local market. Although there is a particularly strong demand for more affordable and mid-level properties within the popular suburb, he says that there has also been an increasing degree of interest in homes within the luxury market in recent months. “According to residential property research company Lightstone, the median price for a freehold residential property in Bryanston has remained steady since 2015, although it has grown . . .
The radiology department at Netcare Park Lane Hospital in Johannesburg has been awarded international accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). It is the first centre of its kind in South Africa to receive this accreditation. “Parklane Radiology received the ACR gold seal of accreditation for three years following a recent review by ACR. Breast cancer patients are therefore assured of the highest levels of image quality and patient safety. We congratulate Parklane Radiology and the medical professionals practising there, as the accreditation affirms their considerable expertise in this field,” says Jacques du Plessis, managing director of Netcare’s hospital division. “MRI of the breast offers valuable information to oncologists and other breast care specialists about a number of breast conditions that may not be obtained using other imaging technologies such as mammography or ultrasound,” he adds. “The MRI is therefore an important additional tool in the diagnosis and treatment of many patients, particularly those who are at high risk of breast cancer due to abnormal genetics and family history.” The women’s imaging department which forms part of Parklane Radiology at Netcare Park Lane Hospital was developed in recent years by diagnostic radiologists Dr Harry Said, Dr Peter Schoub, Dr Leora Sweidan and Dr Sandy Wise. The comprehensive breast imaging service offered includes MRI, MRI-guided biopsies, tomosynthesis mammography and ultrasound. They have developed a comprehensive, world-class service that is entirely dedicated to, and specialises in, women’s imaging. Dr Schoub says that the women’s imaging department works as part of an integrated, holistic team with other specialists at Netcare Park Lane Hospital, as well as with the Breast Care Centre of Excellence situated at Netcare Milpark Hospital. He adds that MRI is an extremely useful diagnostic tool in certain patients. “Breast MRI is . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 November, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of several new video inspection cameras and kits from Laserliner. RS has exclusive distribution availability of these complete kits, which deliver visual inspection and diagnostic capability to maintenance engineers and technicians working in potentially dangerous environments or in areas that are difficult to reach. The first of the cameras are the VideoFlex G3 Micro and VideoFlex G3 XXL, which offer recordable video inspection with respective 1.5m and 5m reinforced feed cables and the 6mm head Flexcamera. These cameras are fully waterproof to IP68 and come with Li-ion batteries, SD cards and hard cases for protection. In addition, the VideoFlex G3 XXL Plus Set comes with both the 1.5m and 5m cables and a 9mm head camera. Designed for deployment in drains, the PipeControl LevelFlex Camera offers a 30m-cable camera on a reeled metal-framed unit with a 31mm self-levelling stainless-steel camera head. The camera also forms part of the PipeControl LevelFlex Set, which includes the VideoControl Master – a modular and versatile master control unit that offers a high-resolution 5-inch LCD and has been designed for fault-finding applications. The third kit is the BoreScope Camera, which is a straight fixed stainless steel rod 30cm long with a 4mm micro IP67-rated camera head. The fourth kit is the Flexi Camera which offers a 2m-long flexible camera snake with a 4mm stainless steel IP67-rated camera head. Both these devices are also available as part of the BoreScope Camera Set and Flexi Camera set, which also includes the VideoControl Master control display unit. Other Laserliner devices stocked by RS include the 20m-reeled-cable Mobile Camera Unit with a 25mm stainless steel camera head. Also available in the new Laserliner range is the Center Scanner Plus, which is a . . .
As part of creating awareness around the 16 days of activism, which commences on 25th November (Orange Day), Edgars invites you to take part in the forthcoming 6km Edgars UNiTE Orange Run on the 2nd December at Mushroom Park Sandton. We are putting the active in activism and saying NO to violence against women and girls. #BreaktheSilence, DO NOT look away and DON'T be a bystander. Here are five big and small ways that we can all use to put an end to Gender Based Violence: 1. LISTEN AND BELIEVE This issue is real and the way you respond to a survivor WILL make a difference. When a survivor of violence takes that brave step to speak out, the most important thing they need from you is to just sit and listen. Let them know that both they and what they went through are important. Listen to what they have to say, don’t analyse or plan a response, just allow them to be truly heard. Always reassure them that, ‘it’s not their fault”. The reality is that the person who assaulted them is always to blame, it’s never the victim’s fault and there was nothing different they should have done to prevent it. And finally, one of the most important things you can do for survivors is to believe and tell them: “I believe you.” A lot of people don’t ever report their assault because they’re afraid that no one will believe them. If they decide to report it, they will have the experience repeatedly challenged by the police, in court and potentially the media. Survivors often face the de-legitimization of their assault throughout their life, so it’s important that you offer unconditional support. 2. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS It is incredibly difficult for some women and girls to talk about or report their experience of harassment, rape or other forms of gender-based violence. Be aware of the signs and symptoms of violence and abuse - bruises, scratches, cuts, and burns, as well as emotional signs such as anxiety, withdrawal, fear and sadness. Don’t walk on by if you . . .
09 November 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa - TEDxJohannesburg has announced the speaker line-up for another TEDxSalon. This TEDxSalon, themed Between2Ends, is hosted with the support of the Gordon Institute of Business Science’s Enterprise Development Academy (GIBS EDA), on the back of last year’s successful first chapter. TEDxJohannesburgSalon: Between2Ends, will be held on Monday 13th November 2017 at the GIBS Campus in Illovo, Johannesburg, from 08:30am to 2:30pm. TEDxSalon is an extension of the TEDx platform that affords communities the opportunity to engage outside of the standard TEDx event. In contrast to the open-ended nature of the standard event, a TEDxSalon focuses on a specific theme or issue of interest, providing an opportunity to spark robust discussion. TEDxJohannesburgSalon: Between2Ends, will focus on social entrepreneurship. According to Kelo Kubu, TEDxJohannesburg convenor, social entrepreneurship, as defined by a speaker at the corresponding 2017 event, is “the seemingly empty space between the polar ends of the country’s socio-economic spectrum.” Kubu goes on to explain, “On one side you have the not-for-profit end, offering social value, motivated by benevolence. On the other side you have the for-profit end, offering economic value, motivated by profit.” It is here, the organisers assert, where the rich and promising world of social entrepreneurship lives, and thrives. The speaker line-up for TEDxJohannesburgSalon: Between2Ends, is typically varied. Speakers include the following: Bongi Mkhabela: Impresario of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Duduzile Mkhwanazi: Internet-access Evangelist Roche Mamabolo: Entrepreneurship Guru Nickey Janse van Rensburg: Urban Farming Researcher Christoph Castellaz: Mobile Health Enabler T.O. Molefe: Thinker, Editor, Writer TEDxJohannesburgSalon is an independently organized TEDx event and is operated under license from TED. CLICK HERE to submit your . . .
The first ever celebration of township technology and innovation wrapped up in Soweto at the end of last month amid high praise for the landmark ICT, eSports and gaming event. “The e-Kasi Tech Fest & Gaming Expo hit the mark in a big way. It exceeded the expectations of the entrepreneurs, industry heavyweights, young people and gaming enthusiasts who all loved the fact that Soweto hosted this inaugural event,” said Mpho Tladi, i-Village Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the expo Organising Committee. The i-Village Foundation and its business, ICT, education and consulting partners staged South Africa’s biggest ever gathering of policy makers, industry players, entrepreneurs and experts in township technology innovation. Ms Stella Ndabeni Abrahams, Deputy Minister: Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services, delivered the event’s keynote address and stated her Department’s intention to continue supporting the event so that it can continue to be held annually. Another important development to come out of the event held at Soweto’s Uncle Tom’s Hall is the Nexus e-Kasi Gaming Partnership. This is a grassroots programme that will improve e-Sports access to rural and township schools so they can participate in the growing e-Sports movement. “The Tech fest & Gaming Expo wouldn't have been possible without the supports of our partners, exhibitors, participants and the wider community of Soweto. All our expectations were exceeded, and we’re pleased to say this is also true of our stakeholder’s expectations. It was a roaring success and we’ll be back next year to continue to help place Soweto and townships in general at the forefront of South Africa’s ICT development,” Mr Tladi concluded. Companies partnering with the e-Kasi Tech Festival & Gaming Expo include Ekasi Gaming, Sadico, Eagle iLab, Nexus and eKASI LEGACY Projects. Exhibitors included Shanduka Umbrellas, ZA Domain Name Authority, Nemisa, Gauteng Department of . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa, 9 November, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced a new addition to its high-quality RS Pro range with the launch of the EVIKEY ONE NFC cyber-secure contactless USB key. The innovative range of USB Flash-drives delivers a high level of security for important data by enabling users to lock and unlock the drive using their smartphone essentially as an electronic key. The EVIKEY ONE NFC key range incorporates a standalone cyber-security device called the ‘Contactless Padlock Self Sufficient’, which generates electrical power to operate the ‘Fullsecure’ system. This energy is gained from the signal produced by the NFC antenna from NFC readers, in particular NFC powered smartphones, tablets or other smart consumer devices, in conjunction with an app running on the smartphone. Because it is autonomous in electrical energy, the key can be administered and unlocked without it being connected to an external power source, such as via its USB interface. In addition, EVIKEY ONE NFC devices are simple to use, as they require no installation of software or drivers on host computers. In addition to being waterproof, features of the Flash drive include: TLC (triple-level-cell) Flash memory; four embedded electronic security levels; and compatibility with Android 2.3.3 and higher, and with USB 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 OTG. Eight models of the EVIKEY ONE NFC drives are available with a range of memory capacities, including 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128-Gbytes. The RS Pro EVIKEY ONE NFC drives are now available from RS. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa, 9 November, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is supporting an innovative business start-up with a mission to help bring functional limbs with hydraulic technology to children around the world who need them, after the inventor began developing one for his own amputee baby son. RS has provided all the 3D printing filament for the prototype development of body-powered hydraulic limbs, after Ben Ryan – dissatisfied by the limb options for babies and toddlers – gave up his career in teaching to devote himself to the development of a new arm for his baby son Sol, who sadly lost the limb due to an injury at birth. Ben wants to ensure that other children in similar situations have access to the technology, and so set up Ambionics, which has so far been crowdfunded with RS supporting and sponsoring the beta trial with 20 families around the globe. Ben’s mission has been captured within the ‘Portrait of an Inventor’ video developed by RS. Alison Hutchings, Assistant Global Category Manager, 3D Print at RS, said: “I saw Ben’s moving and heartwarming story on the TV news, and felt there was a way that RS could get involved and help. We contacted Ben through LinkedIn and formed a relationship from there. We were inspired by his mission and bold vision – especially from someone with no former design background whatsoever – and decided we wanted to support Ambionics. “Providing the 3D printing filament means Ben can concentrate on the beta trial unrestricted by product costs. The project has received wide interest already, achieving £23,000 through crowdfunding of the £150,000 total needed. It’s a very worthy project and one we’re proud to be a supporter of,” she added. Ben Ryan said: “I’m delighted with the progress we’re making in evolving the development and testing of the Ambionics limbs, which has only been possible thanks to staunch supporters of the . . .
8 November 2017: An awards ceremony that took place in The Venue, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg revealed winners in the hospitality industry. Protea Hotels by Marriott® was named as the winner in service excellence in the hotel industry as measured by the 2017/2018 Ask Africa Orange Index benchmark. Runners up were Sun International in second place and City Lodge in third. The award reflects the drive towards enhanced visitor experiences within hospitality as well as technological advancements that have allowed for increased personalisation within the processes that drive sales campaigns, booking and the stay itself. Danny Bryer, Area Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management of Protea Hotels by Marriott, says, “This award highlights that the focus on the customer has always been prioritised, across all platforms and stages of the customer journey. From marketing campaigns to bookings and the hotel stays themselves, hotel groups must walk the talk and provide service excellence. This is evidenced in everything from welcoming customers by name to listening to the customer to hear their expectations and experiences. Our customer base across South Africa is loyal to the brand, a reality that reflects a culture of great customer service.” The Ask Afrika Orange Index® is the largest and most widely-referenced service excellence benchmark in South Africa. It was launched in 200l, and has a tracking history of service in South Africa for the past 16 years based on robust sample sizes. The Orange Index’s longevity is testament to its relevance to both the public and private sector with regards to providing a reliable yardstick for service measurement in South Africa. “Customer service and the journey to establishing service excellence has always been a key focus of organisations over the past two decades. However, in a changed landscape where consumer power has become a force that can no longer be ignored, many companies are grappling with their . . .
University of Johannesburg hockey star Tyson Dlungwana has described his role in South Africa's triumph in the Africa Cup as the biggest moment of his fledgling career. The 20-year-old midfielder was a member of the national squad which annexed the continental title last month, overturning a 1-0 deficit to defeat hosts Egypt 2-1 in the final in Ismailia. That triumph secured the men's team a place in the World Cup next year, while Dlungwana said he would also be working hard in the months ahead to fight for a spot in the Commonwealth Games squad. "This is the best achievement of my career so far," said the second-year education student, who grew up in Maritzburg but is now in residence at UJ. "It is a big step forward for me and I just hope I've done enough to solidify my spot in the side. "My major goals for next year are to be in the team for the Commonwealth Games in Australia (in April) and the World Cup in India (November-December)." Dlungwana said he enjoyed the experience of playing in Egypt and had learnt to handle several challenges. "One of the first things I realised was how fortunate we are in South Africa to have the infrastructure we do for hockey," he said. "There were some adjustments we had to make, such as getting used to the local food, which was a bit different from home." He added that there was also the matter of gelling with his teammates as they were together for just three days prior to the tournament. Before the UJ player turns his attention to next year's goals, he said his focus would be on the second edition of the Premier Hockey League, which begins on November 25. In this competition, the country's leading players are divided into franchises that play a series of matches until December 12. Dlungwana said he would be turning out for the Golden Gate Gladiators. "The Premier Hockey League is a massive step forward for SA hockey. We really appreciate the sponsors who have got involved as it provides a . . .