Polyflor SA recently assisted the Gauteng Department of Health, global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Surgeons for Little Lives, a local non-profit organisation, by supplying state-of-the-art flooring and wall protection for the newly completed Paediatric Surgical Outpatient and Parental Sleep-Over Facility at Soweto’s Chris Hani Baragwaneth Academic Hospital. The new clinic officially opened its doors at the beginning of December 2017 and caters for infants and children with paediatric surgical conditions, providing the first integrated service offering support for families of young patients. According to a media statement on the project issued by Gauteng Health, the hospital’s paediatric surgery department currently draws patients from across the northern half of South Africa, as well as numerous patients from Sub-Saharan Africa, on account of its world-class care. However, the facilities required essential improvement to appropriately serve the catchment population of in excess of 15 million people. Thanks to corporate funding and support received, this new facility will now be able to support 1,500 outpatients and 130 inpatients per month. In addition, the centre will house a parental sleep-over facility, allowing children the opportunity to have family support while admitted as inpatients to the hospital, often for prolonged periods of time. Tandy Coleman, CEO of Polyflor, states that they were very excited about partnering on this project which was designed by global private hospital group Mediclinic. “We are passionate about giving back to a community and an industry that has supported us for a long time. For this reason, we were happy to donate some of the products at no cost where possible, or to make it available to the developers at a greatly discounted price to help them maximise their budget as much as possible,” she says. Commenting on the success of the project, Prof. Jerome Loveland, Chairman of the Board, Surgeons for . . .
Johannesburg –12 December 2017: Servest joined the sixth annual, Steyn City ‘Delivering Happiness to Diepsloot’ campaign, to bring some festive cheer to school learners in Diepsloot. The annual CSI project continues to bring cheer and joy ahead of the Christmas season to 12 000 primary school children in Diepsloot. “People are at the heart of our business at Servest, and we believe in relationships and human partnerships to create mutual success.” says Kumaran Pillay, Marketing and Sales Director for the Office Services division of Servest. Servest invests in local communities through the Lesipho Trust, a non-profit organisation, that provides bursary and business opportunities to previously disadvantaged individuals. “We have the opportunity to make a difference in the communities we operate in. Let’s seize the moment and build our nation, by investing in the education and happiness of our children” says Kumaran, on Servest’s involvement with the annual project. Servest joined forces with Steyn City Properties and other sponsors to donate food, beverages and stationery to fill the school bags with treats for each learner. These gifted school bags will provide learners with a sense of dignity and pride for the coming school year. Celebrity appearances added an extra touch of energy to the proceedings. This year, TboTouch, along with soccer legends Shaun Bartlett, Mark Williams, Marks Maponyane, cricketer Heino Kuhn, Man Cave presenter Janez Vermeiren, and DJs from Touch HD, including Sammy Sosa, Kyle Worde, and popular TV Chef Benny Masekwameng all attended. “We look forward to taking part again next year and creating more awareness around the initiative.” says Kumaran. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Servest joined hands with Steyn City Properties, Sponsors, South African Personalities, and the Community to Deliver Happiness to Diepsloot Learners. here: http://www.servest.co.za . . .
The power play rule in Varsity Cup rugby will create some interesting decisions next year, but University of Johannesburg coach Werner Janse van Rensburg says they will be ready to try out the competition's latest innovation. The FNB Varsity Cup organisers hope the experiment will encourage coaches to employ exciting tactics while fostering a generation of dynamic and adjustable players. The new rule will allow the team calling the power play to remove any two nominated backline players from the opposition for three minutes. The power play can only be called by a team while they are in their own half, must be called by the captain, and can be called only once. If the team whose players have been removed score a try during the power play period, it will be worth seven points, instead of five. Janse van Rensburg said the innovation had been discussed extensively at a Varsity Cup indaba involving coaches and referees. "I felt the idea had positives and negatives, which I pointed out, but the reality is that it is now part of the competition," he said. "To be honest, I don't think anyone can speculate about how it is going to turn out. One will have to have to watch a few games before you can get a feel on how it might influence a match." He added that nobody had faced anything like it before and that it was fairly complex in terms of doing any long-term planning. "As a team we have had a few discussions about it, but we are still very much in the preliminary stage. "It's not going to be straightforward at all because you'll have to try to estimate what the opposition coach will do. "We are putting some detail in place so that we will have a plan when we play a friendly against Shimlas in mid-January." Janse van Rensburg said they would only get a real taste of how the rule would affect a match in their opening fixture against Stellenbosch in Johannesburg on January 29. "I think you'll have to plan for it on a weekly basis and . . .
Multi-award winning, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa sets the bar high in 2017 The spectacular, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa continues to demonstrate its cutting-edge relevance and elegance by adding numerous, prestigious awards to their already impressive list of accolades. The renowned Johannesburg establishment has received three World Luxury Awards, The Diners Club Platinum Wine List Award 2017, and obtained an astounding 97% grading score from South African Tourism thereby cementing their long standing Five Star status. These achievements are indeed testament to the excellence and innovation that Fairlawns is synonymous with. Fairlawns has recently been awarded multiple awards including the Diners Club Platinum Wine List Award for 2017, Luxury Hotel Restaurant, Regional Category, at the 2017 World Luxury Restaurant Awards, Luxury Spa Hotel – Country Winner and Luxury Boutique Hotel, Regional Winner: South Africa. Their latest source of pride is the decadent MUSE Champagne Room and adjoining Courtyard, in collaboration with French Champagne House, Perrier-Jouët, a sumptuous mix of elegance and contemporary design, using nature as its source of inspiration. MUSE offers an eclectic range of designer cocktails, as well as a signature Casse-Croûte menu. The Fairlawn’s flagship restaurant, Amuse-Bouche, was announced as a winner in the Luxury Hotel Restaurant, Regional Category, at the 2017 World Luxury Restaurant Awards held in Hanoi, Vietnam. Awards in this category are based on the food experience combined with aspects of service excellence, presentation, quality and menu choices, as well as the high standard of interior design. The World Luxury Hotel Awards bestowed a further two awards on Fairlawns; “Luxury Spa Hotel – Country Winner” and “Luxury Boutique Hotel, Regional Winner: South Africa”. These prestigious awards are truly something to be proud of and to win in three categories, admirable! The World Luxury Hotel Awards is the . . .
Cape Town, December, 7, 2017: Addiction and other self-destructive behaviours have a devastating effect on both the addict and their loved ones. Making the choice to book into a rehab facility and getting the necessary support and psychological help is paramount to long-term recovery and relapse prevention. But the treatment program chosen is just as important. Treatment for substance abuse and process-addictions is a complex matter that goes far beyond simply the abuse of drugs, alcohol, gambling and other vices. Treatment plans need to cater to the individual. There are countless rehab options available, so it is understandable to feel overwhelmed. Increasing there is a large group of professionals who support alternative recovery options to 12-Steps. When faced with the choice to opt for an alternative non-traditional program or traditional 12-Step program, what are the major benefits of opting for the newer, alternative treatment? The 12-Step Program and the Minnesota Model The 12-Step program was used in conjunction with the Minnesota Model which advocates complete abstinence from all mind-altering substances. 12-Step programs function more as peer support groups and self-help organisations. However, in a primary care facility, there are also a number of counsellors and other medical staff on hand to assist with detox and provide individualised care. Most rehabs and recovery centres use this model and for many people suffering from addiction the program has helped them enjoy a happy, productive, sober life. However, this program has had varying degrees of success, which has led to a number of patients seeking alternative treatments. One of the keystones vested in the 12-Step program postulates that alcoholism and addiction are a disease. 12-Step’s sees the dependence on drugs or alcohol as the ‘primary problem’. Non 12-Step programs sees recovery in a different light. Dependence certainly plays a major role in treating addiction but . . .
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Johannesburg, South Africa – With a speaker panel consisting amongst others Experian, Digital Solutions Group, Mint Management Technology, Keystone Consulting, Fiserv, Pypestream, KingJames Digital, Azuka the Digital Customer Engagement & KYC Conference is once again set to attract a full delegate house. By attending the conference, to be held on 7 & 8 March 2018 at the Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg, delegates will find out more how banks, insurance companies and other players in the financial industry can learn how to create the optimal customer journey, making each step and touch point in the buying cycle steam lined, efficient and personalised. Some of the themes to be addressed in the programme include the current landscape of customer environment, strategy development and digital sales as well as knowing your customer (KYC), technology and future predictions for 2018 and beyond. Targeting financial professionals dealing with customer engagement, the programme will highlight challenges, opportunities and the latest developments regarding digital channels and customer relationships. Conference Project Manager, Michandre Malan, said banks and other financial institutions must engage customers at every stage of their purchase journey. By using digital channels, it will make the customer journey for financial institutions a reality, and improve customer on-boarding, cross-selling and retention. Malan said the event is aimed at professionals from the financial sector dealing with CRM, customer value management, customer insights & analytics, customer on-boarding, marketing and social media, customer engagement, customer segmentation and sales, digital marketing and channel management. • Normal Registration fee: R9 100.00 + VAT = R10 374.00 • 12% Discount: Group registration fee for 3 or more delegates: R8 008.00 + VAT = R9 12.12 p.p. • 20% Discount Group registration fee for 5 or more delegates: R 7 280.00 + VAT = R8 299.20 p.p. To . . .
Extramural educational weekly sessions to make children excited and interested in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) 4 December 2017 – CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA – e² Young Engineers, a company that provides a simple learning solution for complex educational subjects in Science, Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering and Mathematics, is excited to announce the opening of a new learning centre. Opening in Doringkloof Mall in Centurion (Pretoria), the learning centre is aimed at children ages 4 – 14. Neuroscientists studies shows that our minds absorb new information through sensory integration. Feelings and sensations are critical in our thinking patterns and feelings draw our attention and give meaning to our memories which are based on pleasant or unpleasant experiences. Complex thinking processes are encouraged by challenges and discouraged by negative emotions, such as fear and pressure. e² Young Engineers’ approach provides a fun and interactive learning experience, installing positive memories and ensuring a positive connection is made with learning. In addition to educational benefits the e² Young Engineers programmes also contribute to Early Childhood Development. e2 Young Engineers' programmes prepare children for the unknown future by developing their: • interest and love for STEM • independent, critical and creative thinking skills • sense of curiosity • problem solving skills • team work capabilities • self-confidence and a sense of self-efficacy • computer orientation Programmes on offer at Doringkloof learning centre for 2018: Big Builders: Children aged 4 – 6 years Programme Summary: Provide a hands-on educational experience – discovering basic engineering solutions. The course exposes children to engineering terminology, as well as terms taken from the animal kingdom, science and their current world. • Curriculum Price: R4 500.00 per year Bricks Challenge: Children aged 7 to . . .
Nokia 8 takes its first bite of Oreo™ Johannesburg, South Africa, 05 December 2017 - HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, is excited to announce that Android™ 8.0 Oreo™ is now available for the Nokia 8. If you own a Nokia 8, you can enjoy a truly pure and secure version of Android Oreo, packed with the latest features to make content creation and sharing even more fun. Patrick Henchie – Head of Product, Sub-Sahara Africa, said: “We’re proud to deliver our pure and secure take of Android 8.0 Oreo on the Nokia 8. We always want to give our fans the best possible Android experience. That’s why we’ve taken the time to test, optimise and refine the platform. “Working together with our fans under our newly setup up Nokia phones beta labs, we’ve created a pure version of this highly anticipated mobile platform, delivering all the exciting new features with none of the unnecessary clutter paired with great performance and even better battery life. Android 8.0 Oreo is packed with new features that make communicating, creating, gaming and exploring even more fun.” Always pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience Nokia 8 delivers a pure version of Android 8.0 Oreo with no skins and no changes in the user interface. And with no pre-installed apps you don’t need or hidden processes that eat up battery life, it guarantees a snappy experience every time you pick up your smartphone. Monthly security updates come as standard to keep your smartphone safe, and give you real peace of mind in the palm of your hand. Super powers that give you the best real-life experiences Android 8.0 Oreo update on Nokia 8 enables fans to enjoy new features that will enhance their day-to-day experiences with none of the gimmicks: - Picture-in-Picture mode gives you the power to multi-task while processing power of Nokia 8 ensures the smooth operation of even the most demanding apps. Watch a YouTube clip while catching up with friends or check your bank balance while . . .
Determination to dig deep when it mattered most drove the University of Johannesburg to their first Varsity Sevens rugby title in Durban at the weekend. Despite losing three and drawing one of their nine pool games, the UJ team fought back to power past North-West University and the University of Free State in the playoff games on Sunday. After finishing fourth on the overall log after two days of action, UJ defeated NWU-Pukke 19-5 in the semifinals and Kovsies 32-5 in the final. This came after they had lost 22-0 to Pukke in their opening match, followed by a 19-19 draw with Kovsies in another pool clash. Coach Patrick Ross-Allen said later the turning point had come when they assessed their situation at the start of the second day. "At that stage, we were eighth on the log. I don't think many people rated our chances of making the playoffs." "We spoke about the situation and the guys started to work as a team, putting in great commitment and effort in each match. "This tournament is not easy because you play 11 matches in three days. But our players showed what they were made of. I am so proud of their efforts." UJ's results in the pool phase included a crucial 15-12 win over arch-rivals University of Pretoria. The score meant the teams ended level on the log, with the same points difference. "Because we beat them we qualified for the top four, so that was a very important win," said Ross-Allen. "I always felt we could do something special in this tournament and when we heard we were in the semis, it strengthened the belief in the squad. "They guys not only believed in themselves, they believed in the players next to them as well as in the structures we had put in place." He added that the team had peaked at the right time and also used the power play to perfection. The power-play rules in Varsity Sevens allow each team to nominate a minute in which any tries scored are worth 10 points. "When we took our power play in the . . .