ExxonMobil Basestocks Strengthens Branded Distributor Network in South Africa • New branded distributor in South Africa expands ExxonMobil’s current market offerings • Bolsters the company’s long-term commitment to meet customer needs Johannesburg, South Africa - ExxonMobil today announced it has signed a new distributor agreement with Zestcor, an experienced sales, procurement and supply chain management company in South Africa. The agreement is designed to support an efficient and reliable supply of high-quality base stocks in South Africa and the sub-Saharan region. Zestcor has a distinct local business footprint in the South African petrochemicals industry as a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Company. This commercial relationship will expand ExxonMobil’s global presence and provide local customers additional access to base stocks capable of meeting a broad range of blending needs. “We are committed to providing a reliable supply of high-quality products to our valued customers around the world,” said Julia Ruessmann, EAME Basestocks and Specialties Sales Manager at ExxonMobil. “Zestcor not only complements ExxonMobil’s position in South Africa by providing local supply chain solutions, but supports our long-term commitment to meeting customer demands in country.” Zestcor is uniquely equipped to receive bulk ExxonMobil shipments and handle both truck loading and delivery, as well as pipeline transfers, with their strategically placed bulk onshore tank storage facilities at Bidvest Tank Terminals in Island View, Durban. “At Zestcor, product integrity and quality control are at the forefront of what we do,” said Nic Dunn, Director at Zestcor. “Partnering with a global leader like ExxonMobil, who not only shares these values, but promotes them as a pillar of their business operations, makes perfect sense for us. We also believe that South Africa will benefit by having additional local access to high-quality base stocks.” As a distributor . . .
The University of Johannesburg women's sevens rugby team, having come close in previous years, are determined to go all the way when the University Sport South Africa tournament is held on Saturday. The UJ team have been undergoing intensive preparations for the tournament, to be hosted by Wits University in Johannesburg, as they aim for their first ever title. Team manager Tumi Leseke said they had placed consistently in the top three since the tournament began in 2013 and were now fired up to finish on top of the rankings. "We believe we really have a good chance of winning this time," she said. "We are hungry for it and we have laid the groundwork to go all the way. I truly feel this is our year." She added that their biggest challenge would be "to control ourselves and our mentality as a whole". "The way we approach every game and every opponent is up to us. If we choke then it will be on us, but I don't believe that will happen. "The girls want it with every fibre of their being and have been pushing themselves harder and harder in training. They are ready." Leseke said their biggest strength was that the team members were never left wondering what could have happened. "These girls leave it all on the field and you could say they play like their lives depend on it. "That is something you cannot coach or teach someone to do and it makes us dangerous and entertaining to watch." Even given their determination to succeed, the UJ manager acknowledged that the competition would be tough. "All the teams have their strengths and pose a considerable threat," she said. "We know all our opponents have been working hard and believe it's their turn to take the cup. So as a team all we can do is keep our heads down and play our own brand of rugby. If we can do that, I am confident we can do well." Under coach Mbuyiselo Siqebengu the squad have been going through an intense programme of tests, which have focused on their endurance and . . .
17 April 2018, the 21st PRISM Awards are ready to take off on 22 April at Jozi’s latest star-studded skylight location, The Empire Conference & Events Venue in Parktown Johannesburg. Africa’s leading public relations and communication professionals have submitted over 230 entries, judged by over 67 judges alongside 11 PRISMs Young Judges, and will be eagerly awaiting the final results of their efforts on awards night. This year’s MC will be broadcast duo; award winning Radio Personality, Gau TV and Bona Retsang television Presenter and Social Entrepreneur Melody Miya. This year’s partners and media partners include: BizCommunity, Mark Lives, Media Update, African News Agency and Newsclip, Vuma Reputation Management, FlieshmanHillard, Atmosphere, Flint and Tinder Events, Expand A Sign, Samsonite, Alexander Forbes, Innovative Glass, CIMA, The Daily Sun newspaper, youth content creation start-up Hip-Hop 411, Afroflame hostesses, Lounge Around Décor and Furniture, GroundUp Media and The Peartree Conferencing centre. The PRISM Award ceremony will start at 16h00 and ticket prices for entrants are R570, and for guests R700, and can be purchsed through Nutickets. https://prisa.nutickets.co.za/PrismAwardsCeremony2018 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The family-owned company, Chad-O-Chef will show exactly why they’re the leaders in the gas braai industry when they get things cooking at this year’s Fire & Feast Meat Festival presented by Crown National, heating up Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June 2018. As part of their milestone celebrations, Chad-O-Chef will be sponsoring Braaitology at Fire & Feast Meat Festival, arming all the chefs with their latest range of gas braais for meat sizzling perfection. A new feature to the exhibition, Braaitology is Fire & Feast’s outdoor cooking station which gives visitors the chance to watch some of South Africa’s best chefs roast, braai and grill various meats on Chad-O-Chef gas & Hybrid braais, all of which can be sampled for a few BraaiBucks. “For the past 35 years, Chad-O-Chef have brought South Africans quality gas products ranging from our Stainless Steel gas braais & Extractor systems, to our popular Flueless gas fireplaces,” said Liezel Andrews, a Director of Chad-O-Chef. “The chefs at this year’s Fire & Feast Meat Festival will get a chance to try out our recently launched Sizzler Hybrid Braai which upgrades the Sizzler Gas Braai into a hybrid option, so the chefs can cook meat using gas and wood, or charcoal and gas.” Andrews said they were ecstatic to be sponsoring this meat lovers’ festival for the 2nd year which complemented their vision of enlightening people on the art of cooking/braaiing meat. “We want to add to the offering of a flavoursome learning experience for visitors, allowing them to become educated and engaged in the preparation of meat products for a domestic environment,” said Andrews. “We are looking forward to mingling with the traders as well because Fire & Feast really brings together like-minded companies, making joint ventures easier to initiate.” The landscape of South African braais would have been completely different had Chad-O-Chef not stepped in to revolutionise the industry 35 years . . .
https://vimeo.com/263979762 EMPRESS AKUA REDEFINING REGGAE MUSIC WITH HER NEW MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE TITLED GWANN (DUTTY BABYLON) Reggae music has proven over the years to be a music genre of freedom and revelation of heartfelt messages. To this end, it is difficult for musicians to perform the genre of music without flaws. 2018 has however produced one of the most influential reggae musician who has redefined the music genre with her message packed songs. Notable among her songs is the new release titled Gwaan (Dutty Babylon). Lots of reggae fans have clamored for a flawless music with positive messages to depict the culture of the genre of music and Empress Akua has been revealed to be the answer to the yearnings of teaming audience of reggae music. Listening to the new release is an eye opener as the messages are clear, direct and healing to the soul. The music video is shot in a natural scene revealing the love for growth of nature packed in the song. The video resolution further shows the readiness of Empress Akua and her producer to improve the present situation of reggae music genre. In less than a few days of release of the video, it has received thousands of views on YouTube and the positive reviews received on Empress Akua’s Facebook page is highly tremendous and commendable. In the words of Aziza Young, she says that the music video is “Positive, intelligent and uplifting, this is what we need…” other viewers of the song have also testified to the fact that Empress Akua and her producer have done a very good job on the new release. Some have clamored for more of such successful music from Empress, while others have signified that Empress Akua is their number one reggae musician of the moment. Without doubt, Empress Akua has made the times of reggae lovers with her new release. This is a definite clarion call to further lovers to take good time to view and listen to the song Gwaan (Dutty Babylon) as the musician seems to be a promising star in . . .
Right of reply to defamatory article headlined Abuses in Our Places of Worship The Board of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God is outraged by the content of the article written by Devan Moonsamy, CEO of The ICHAF Training Institute, headlined: Abuses in Our Places of Worship, published in MyPR.co.za on 9 April 2018. It has also appeared under the headline: If you want to make money in Africa, start a religion, on http://www.sabreakingnews.co.za and https://www.webmail.co.za on 10 April 2018. The article is defamatory and contains unsubstantiated content which has damaged the reputation of the Universal Church and its members. Had the author sought input or verification from the Universal Church as a responsible journalist, they would have responded to his questions and distanced themselves from the unsubstantiated content. The resulting article would then likely have been fair, balanced and accurate. It fails to uphold any of these requirements. It should be noted that the Universal Church appeared before the CRL Commission in November 2015 and was complimented by the Commission on its stringent procedures and policies and the manner in which the organisation conducts itself. In the article published on MyPR.co.za, Devan Moonsamy, CEO of the ICHAF Training Institute, wrote: The highly controversial Universal Church has been banned in some countries, but is still widely popular in South Africa. This is an unprofessional and unfounded statement. There is no reference or source cited as to where this information was obtained and therefore no method to verify it. In any event, the Board of the Universal Church refutes the allegation of having been banned in the strongest possible terms. In countries where the Universal Church has been investigated, it has been found that the allegations levelled against it were unfounded and that the Universal Church had complied with all legal and Governmental requirements. It is interesting that this is not . . .
GFI Software launches GFI Unlimited, transforming the SMB channel landscape with a growing GFI network security and communications portfolio that’s available for a single fee Johannesburg, South Africa, 05 April 2018: Ozone Information Technology Solutions is the local distributor of GFI Software’s new GFI Unlimited solution, a game-changing subscription model that provides small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with access to all the network security and communications software they need to power their business and all at one flat subscription rate. This innovative approach helps GFI channel partners become irreplaceable technology allies to their customers while growing their own businesses with a consistent and predictable revenue stream. “Tight budgets, complex vendor landscapes and fierce market competition put the SMB under intense pressure,” says Henk Oliver, Managing Director, Ozone Information Technology Solutions. “They need technology to run their businesses more effectively. This is where GFI Unlimited comes in – it is an extensive catalogue of software products that are readily available for a flat fee.” GFI Unlimited’s single, low-cost subscription unlocks access to the entire GFI Unlimited software portfolio. Today, this includes more than a dozen full-featured, powerful network security and communications solutions, proven by thousands of users all over the world – with more products being added all the time. “SMBs are faced with an ever-growing list of challenges in today’s environment, from staying on top of security threats and compliance requirements like GDPR to meeting their ever-changing communication needs,” said Johannes Kamleitner, senior vice president and chief revenue officer at GFI Software. “With GFI Unlimited, our trusted partners can help SMBs rapidly expand and simplify their IT to better thrive in the ever-changing IT landscape while also growing successful businesses of their own.” GFI Unlimited is available now . . .
Johannesburg, April, 11, 2018: Free up your time for what’s good in life - by Penny Ntuli, marketing director of Tetra Pak South Africa Have you ever sat down at the end of the week, and realised you just couldn’t find the time to do all the things you set out to do? Juggling work, household chores, reading and exercise all in one day can sometimes seem impossible. We all want a better quality of life so we must focus on what’s good. That consumer drive is why companies constantly look for and find ways to make peoples’ lives easier. Even something as small as a milk box can often save you time and make life convenient. It can give you drinks on the go as you zoom around trying to fit in the million and one things that need to be done. Here are 10 tips and tricks to free up your time for what’s good in life: Take a step back The first and most crucial step is to take a step back and look at what’s good in your life and what could be better. You can ask yourself what you want to do more of or what you want to change. Stepping back helps you prioritise what’s important and what’s not so you can find the time to do the things you want. Create your perfect formula for a daily routine Now it’s time to organise. Organising a list of tasks helps you achieve balance by ensuring things get done when they need to without eating up too much of your time. Daily chores can leave you exhausted and with little time to enjoy the weekend. Organising your time at the start of each week with a to-do list helps you plan to save. There are a bunch of mobile apps that can help you and many of them are free. Do a little bit everyday Benjamin Franklin once said, “Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” But don’t cram too much into one day and leave yourself exhausted. Instead, do a little every day, particularly the little chores you may save up for the weekend. Start preparing a few days in advance if you're planning a dinner party, divide . . .
South Africa, 09 April 2018 - Durban girl and aspiring leader Kuhlekonke Ntuli is leading the pack as a strong contender on a national TV show, One Day Leader, on SABC 1. A top six contestant, Ntuli beat over 6000 of her peers to secure a spot on the show which develops young leaders by having them tackle and debate real issues facing South African society today, and boasts a viewership of over two million. Born and bred in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, Ntuli is passionate about women empowerment, social development and leadership. She encourages leaders to love people in order to be effective in the work they undertake. “If leaders want to serve people, they need to learn how to love people first,” says Ntuli. She also challenges women to embrace each other in order to build effective relationships and impact society. No stranger to leadership, Ntuli was awarded honours for exceptional leadership at Pinetown Girls High School in matric and is former SRC President of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus, where she is currently studying towards a Master’s degree in Housing. Since being on One Day Leader, Ntuli has been a strong contender, leading the viewer scoreboard for four weeks in a row and the overall scoreboard for two weeks in a row, with just four weeks left before the end of the show when the winner will be announced. If the scoreboards, her performance on the show thus far and the support she’s amassed on social media are anything to go by, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to say Ntuli could bring home the win. One Day Leader airs every Thursday at 9 PM on SABC 1. To keep up with the conversation on Twitter, search #OneDayLeader6 or follow Kuhlekonke at @WatuNtuli. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Mzansi Corporate Services ("Mzansi CS") is a professional advisory service that offers a complete business support services that are essential in the development of startups and companies that are still in their crawling stages of business development. We offer reliable, fast and affordable services to our clients. Our services have been designed to address the needs of South African startups and developing businesses, with great emphasis on Youth owned, Women owned, Black owned all the way to Medium Enterprises. Companies Name Reservations Private Company Registration Non Profit Company Registration Director Changes Company Name Change Address Change and Update Other Applications SARS Tax Clearance Share Certificate Annual Return Submissions Close Corporation Changes Bee Affidavit Close Corporations CC Amendments Add and Remove Members Change Registered Address Submit Annual Returns Appointment of Accounting Officer De-register a Close Corporation Convert a CC to a Company CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .