PDT wins Hypervsn™ partner status and rights to bring 3D holographic technology to South Africa. [Johannesburg, 04 July 2018] – Hypervsn™ (by Kino-mo) is a cutting-edge visual solution for creating, managing and displaying unique 3D video content with holographic effect. “Hypervsn™ is a cutting-edge visual solution for creating, managing and displaying unique 3D video content,” says Cornel van Lingen, PDT CEO. “We are always looking at new technologies and solutions that deliver that “wow” factor in terms of campaign capabilities, usability and practical applications. Partnering with Kino-mo is a logical (and exciting) step forward, helping us deliver on our brand promise to support client ambitions through cutting-edge innovations.” About Kino-mo’s Hypervsn™ solution Kino-mo is an award-winning British company developing hi-tech visual solutions. The company is backed by Sir Richard Branson and Mark Cuban, with its Hypervsn™ solution receiving an array of awards including Top 3 British Innovations of the Year. Over and above the obvious benefits to businesses in the retail and entertainment industries, Kino-mo’s Hypervsn™ technology offers practical applications for Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Automotive industries. The company was named among World’s 10 Most Impressive Technologies by Mashable and USA Today. PDTs Partner Status In order to qualify as a Hypervsn™ partner, PDT had to provide evidence of proven ability to deliver on a host of technical and operational competencies. “Kino-mo is strongly committed to launch Hypervsn™ technology and grow its footprint in South Africa,” says Kino-mo Co-founder, Art Stavenka. “We are thrilled that PDT will be bringing their profound experience and leadership to our global partnership network.” Commenting on the partnership, PDT Hypervsn™ Product Owner, John Paul Higgins said; “Over our 15 plus years’ existence we have seen many technologies come and go, we believe Kino-mo is . . .
Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Tsepo Tshola, will take to the Birchwood Hotel stage to lead the Birchwood Comes Alive Jazz Evening on Friday, 6 July in Boksburg. Supporting Tshola is a stellar line-up of local acts, each stamping their unique mark on the industry and introducing their own modern takes on classical genres. In partnership with The City of Ekurhuleni, baritone maestro, Tshola, will headline the evening with his Afro-Soul and Gospel sounds. Formerly, Tshola was the lead singer and composer in the legendary band Sankomota which was formed in 1976. His illustrious career has seen him work with industry greats such as Hugh Masekela, Brenda Fassie, and most recently, Casper Nyovest. Supporting Tshola is Johannesburg-based Afro-Pop artist Malik Zwane, who is making a comeback after a two year break. Inspired by a variety of genres, some of his musical influences include Maxwell, R Kelly, Bob Marley, Miriam Makeba and Bilal. Setting the tone for the evening is the Music Academy of Gauteng Jazz Orchestra; a community-based NGO focused on musical education for youth from disadvantaged families and informal settlements. Founded by well-known trumpeter Johnny Mekoa, the Academy has hosted many talented international Jazz professors who share their expertise in workshops and classes. Joining resident comedian and MC, Hector Motivator and adding a comedic element to the evening, is award-winning comedian Sifiso Nene. Known for his hilarious cultural commentary, Nene has made numerous television appearances; including the film “Taxi Ride”. Don’t miss out on an evening highlighting the local Jazz industry through talented performances from leading artists. Starting at 8pm sharp and including a delicious three-course meal, book your seats for the Birchwood Comes Alive Jazz Evening on 6 July at the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre. Tickets are R450 per person and R4 500 for a table of 10. For more information or to book contact Portia . . .
Pacinamix has appointed Xolisa Moerane as its Director of Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD). She brings in a wealth of experience in the areas of project management, business strategy development, modelling and implementation, performance management, strategic sourcing, business process re-engineering and public-sector supply chain management. In her 32 years of local and international experience, she has worked for companies like Accenture, Worldwide Integrated Logistics (WiL), Black Business Council. She’s an entrepreneur who has operated leading franchisees in the retail and hospitality sector including PnP and Mimmos. For more information contact Prinella Pillay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 011) 057 6161. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Pacinamix has appointed Mikateko Chauke as its Director of Public Relations, Communications and Activations. She has over 18 years of experience in corporate communications, mergers and acquisitions, stakeholder relations, brand communications, marketing and events. She recently held the positions of Communications Campaign Manager at the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation and Business Unit Director at FCB. Over the years, Mika serviced various clients including Anglo American, MMI Holdings, Shell SA, Eskom, GE, AbbVie, Mineworkers Investment Company and Sterling and Wilson. For more information contact Prinella Pillay at email@example.com or (011) 057 6161. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng – 2 July 2018 - American Founder of Pursue Your Purpose LLC and Forbes Coach, Tamiko Cuellar, will be launching a 4-city "Own Your Brilliance! Tour throughout South Africa and Namibia for aspiring and emerging women entrepreneurs from 11-20 August 2018 in honor of National Women's Month. The first-of-its-kind tour will be a series of Master Class workshops taught by Cuellar and are based on her 3rd book release, "Own Your Brilliance! - A Woman's Guide to Hiring Herself." Aspiring and emerging women are strongly encouraged to attend this event. The tour will commence in Johannesburg on August 11th, then to Windhoek, Namibia on August 14th, to East London on August 18th, and end in Cape Town on August 20th. "South Africa and Namibia have some of the most talented and capable professional women who are seeking to be empowered to start or run their own businesses successfully. As an International Business Strategist, I am coming to help them get to their next level," says Cuellar. Attendees will leave inspired and equipped to own their brilliance and with ways they can prosper by using their gifts, talents, skills, and abilities on their own terms as entrepreneurs. Notable sponsors including the University of South Africa (UNISA), the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), and Startup Grind (Pretoria) by Google have joined forces with this powerful event. East London-based firm Epitomely PRM, has also partnered with the event to market it in Eastern Cape and has brought on Cape Town based NGO Womandla as the official Corporate Social Initiative client so that a portion of the ticket proceeds can benefit the Womandla Foundation for women in Africa. Details of the Master Class and registration can be found at https://pyp.ticketbud.com/brilliancetour. Discounted early bird pricing ends on July 1st. A special opportunity for discounted coaching with Cuellar will be made available to a select number of women who register early. Spaces are . . .
South African company Positive Sports Solutions has continued its expansion into bringing top-quality bicycle products to the country following a recent deal with Controltech Bikes. Based in the Pacific Northwest in the United States, Controltech has distributors around the globe and now, thanks to this latest development, its highly rated bicycle components will be available to SA consumers. This follows on the heels of a number of contracts Positive Sports Solutions has concluded with overseas companies to import the latest brands, including HEAD bicycles, Westfalia bike racks and Gipiemme wheels. A Positive Sports Solutions spokesman said Controltech was looking for a distributor in South Africa and had approached Positive Sports Solutions. "We believe there is a demand and market for high quality products," said the spokesman. "Controltech is one of the biggest and most reputable bicycle component companies in the cycling world, providing excellent support and back-up service." "Additionally, the company's Global Research & Development Team - who are involved in the process from idea to prototype to final production design - ensure that the components are state-of-the-art." The new deal is tipped to strengthen the impact Positive Sports Solutions has on the local cycling market. "The company is expanding and this fits in very well with the other high-end products it already has," added the spokesman. The brand is not limited to one genre of cycling, but offers a variety of road, mountain and BMX components. "The products range caters from beginner to high end users," said the spokesman. "They are made of carbon fibre and aluminium, with an emphasis on providing a strong, advanced product without compromising on its weight." One of Controltech's strategies is not to restrict itself to one material, even within a single component. Each part of every piece is carefully specified for its particular properties - the strength . . .
Help your customers understand why workplace noise affects productivity and profitability. And how they can fix it. Today, work happens everywhere — in busy open-plan offices and contact centers, at home, even coffee shops. This flexibility is great for business and people, but with it comes a new challenge: noise. Distraction caused by noise reduces productivity and well-being and, in contact centers, detracts from a positive customer experience. Studies show that it takes 23 minutes to recover from distraction, and over 58% of employees are distracted multiple times each day. That represents a significant impact on your customers’ businesses you can easily help avert through proven noise reduction strategies and products. Plantronics engineers solutions that help people manage the noise around them so they can be more effective — no matter where they work. Together, we can help your customers reduce distractions caused by noise so their businesses can thrive. Plantronics in South Africa offers several solutions for managing noise. This week we focus on the Voyager 6200 UC, a Bluetooth® neckband headset with earbuds that offers professional-grade audio and versatility. On any given day, you might need to collaborate with colleagues remotely, field calls from customers or listen to music to help you focus on your latest project. Now there’s a headset that’s flexible enough to meet the demands of your role inside the office and out. Voyager 6200 UC offers everything you’d expect from Plantronics — active-noise canceling, clear voice transmission and premium audio — in a versatile Bluetooth® neckband headset with earbuds. Intuitive controls make it easy to use, and the neckband vibrates to signal an incoming call. Voyager 6200 UC is so comfortable and low-profile that you can use it all day long, in the office and on the go. IT Managers The professionals in your organization have different roles, responsibilities and work styles, so why offer them . . .
University of Johannesburg's Kristen Paton has been pinching herself as her hockey career continues to progress. Paton, who played in the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, has now been included in the South African team to play in the World Cup tournament that starts in London on July 21. "I have to keep reminding myself that everything that happened this year was actually real," said the 21-year-old chiropractic student. "Less than a year ago I wasn't even considered as part of the national team. To have a Commonwealth Games and soon a World Cup behind my name just eight months down the line is an incredible feeling." Despite receiving the vote of confidence from the national selectors, she said she never felt sure of being selected. "There are always nerves. Every time a team is announced, it's a massive relief when you do get the call." Paton said she had learned a great deal from the Commonwealth Games in Australia where she experienced a range of emotions, from nerve-racking to sheer excitement, when she competed against some of the world's top players. "I loved being able to measure myself against some of the best players in the world. "It's easy to be a critic from your couch but when you physically play against top players, you quickly realise how difficult international hockey is," she said this week. "It was a massive learning curve for me and I realised just how much more work I had to do to be able to compete. "You need to adapt and you need to do it quickly, otherwise teams will punish you. That was a great challenge for us." International hockey required of players to be effective on attack, she added. "You don't necessarily need most of the possession, but you must be able to convert your opportunities and apply scoreboard pressure. "You can only defend for so long before you concede goals, so you must be able to shift the momentum. Learning to deal with pressure, both mental and physical, is also a major . . .
His creations are as bold and interesting as his personality, and this year, the award-winning interior designer and patron of Decorex Joburg, Stephen Falcke, will be drawing on his experience within the industry to curate a masterpiece space. Featuring at the 25th Decorex Joburg, presented by Plascon, Falcke’s design will form an intricate part of this incredible décor, design and lifestyle exhibition taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August. “I’ve been a part of Decorex since its inception and it is truly an honoured position to be patron of this incredible exhibition,” enthused Falcke. “To have all these amazing designs and different people that make up our interesting trade family, all under one roof, is really such an exciting experience, and I look forward to it every year.” Falcke has an illustrious career spanning various continents. Graduating from the Chelsea School of Art in London, he worked for the famed English decorator, David Hicks, before returning to South Africa where he collaborated with Lionel Levin before establishing his own design organisation. His unharnessed talent has launched him across the globe with his work featuring on the covers of various international magazines including America’s Architectural Digest, French and Italian Vogue as well as French Ella. Recognition of his design skill was sealed when he received the Andrew Martin Designer of the World Award, also known as ‘the Oscars of the design world’. However, one of his annual industry highlights is crafting something new for Decorex Joburg. And, for the 2018 edition, Falcke will be welcoming visitors into ‘The World of Design – Stephen’s Way’. “To celebrate this milestone at Decorex Joburg, I’m looking back over my career and all my creations for Decorex to formulate a truly inspired installation,” he explained. “Visitors will be taken on a journey through time through a visualisation of my ideas and thoughts on interiors and trends, from 25 . . .
Monday, 25 June 2018 Johannesburg, Dentsply Sirona announced that the company will be selling directly to their customers in South Africa, starting with consumables as of 01 July 2018. “We believe in the future of South Africa and to prove it, we have set up four new showrooms and training facilities, allowing us to further grow our staff complement who will be trained in Europe to ensure our valued customers receive the best support available,’ said Andy Cyprianos, General Manager, Dentsply Sirona South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa This new approach provides Dentsply Sirona the opportunity to engage with customers on a personal level, allowing them to provide a seamless consumer experience with significant cost benefits for customers and dental practices. Dentsply Sirona will now offer customers a better solution and a one- stop-shop. This will allow them to leverage entire practice volumes to receive as yet unseen commercial value through bespoke offers and deals by bundling the Made-in-Bensheim/Germany CAD/CAMs, CBCTs and TREATMENT CENTERs with the full portfolio of ENDODONTICS, RESTORATIVE AND PREVENTIVE MATERIALS from Dentsply Sirona. Dentsply Sirona have even gone the extra mile and invested in a state-of-the art logistics platform, which will allow customers to place orders until 3.00 pm and receive materials delivery the very next day. When asked about the start date for the new direct sales model, Volker Vellguth, Vice President and General Manager CIS, MEA and India at Dentsply Sirona replied “The new system will go live on 1 July 2018 and we as Dentsply Sirona are excited to expand our relationship with our customers and continue helping them deliver great dental care to patients for years to come”. About Dentsply Sirona Dentsply Sirona South Africa focuses on empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer, and more efficient dental care. We work with dental professionals to envision what could be possible, then provide . . .