The 2014 Festival will explore love's delights and dilemmas, with the theme ‘Un' aura amorosa’. The 6th Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (JIMF) will take place from 25 January to 9 February 2014, with post-Festival Valentine's concerts on 14 and 16 February. After the success of last year’s pre-concerts, which completely sold out in just two days, there will be another two pre-festival concerts which take the form of a Viennese New Year’s Concert, with music and dance. These concerts, entitled ‘One Heart, One mind, One Waltz!’, will take place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January at the Linder Auditorium; featuring Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi (soprano) and 2014 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner Njabulo Madlala (baritone), with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra (JFO) under the baton of Richard Cock, and dancers from Joburg Ballet. The Festival will begin in earnest on Monday 27 January, with a Song Recital performed by Christoph Genz (tenor), Reiner Schneider-Waterberg (baritone), and Cornelia Herrmann (piano) at Northwards House. A second Song Recital will take place in the same venue on 2 February with tenor Josef Protschka accompanied by Florian Uhlig on piano, interpreting Schubert's song cycle Die schöne Müllerin. Prof Protschka will also be leading a week-long Vocal Masterclass in conjunction with the University of Pretoria, which will culminate in a final Recital on 8 February at Northwards House. One participant could be selected through this programme to attend a fully-sponsored year of vocal and academic study with Prof Protschka at the Music College in Cologne. Austrian organist Martin Haselböck will present an Organ Masterclass, and two Recitals – one in Pretoria at the University Chapel on 29 January, and another in Johannesburg at St George’s Church on 30 January. Johannesburg-born American pianist Anton Nel will present a recital of works by Mozart, Debussy, Schumann and Beethoven, and the South African Premiere of ‘Green’ by . . .
January 6, 2014 Newgen South Africa is proud to help families and Business with financial security. NewGen, has been offering Life Insurance Products in South Africa since 1986, is proud to announce the launch of this next generation web site, welcomes visitors with a clean, uncluttered content design, optimized to use on mobile devices and tablets. The website is designed and created by Data2save South Africa www.NewGenOnline.co.za Our content focus on our mission to provide our clients, with the most accurate Insurance product Information in an “easy to understand”, format. NewGen markets the following Products: Life; disability and dread disease assurance Funeral plans Retirement plans; especially the DRO Income protection Wills We have contracts with: Discovery Life Discovery Invest Discovery Health Discovery Insure Vitality We serve customers through-out South Africa, and we specialize in serving customers in these towns in Johannesburg: Roodepoort, Krugersdorp, Soweto, Alberton, Randburg For more details, we invite you to visit our new http://www.newgenonline.co.za website. For Website design and Hosting http://www.data2save.co.za Author: Erik Vanderlaan from Data2save South Africa. No of Images Uploaded: None More Info link: http://www.newgenonline.co.za/home.aspx Twitter: https://twitter.com/data2save Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/data2saveagility Submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
A new CBD forming around Johannesburg’s planned aerotropolis – adjoining Africa’s busiest airport, OR Tambo International – has drawn the presence of leading global tyre manufacturer Michelin. From December Michelin South Africa’s headquarters will be at Krisp Properties’ 20,000m² (gross leasable area) Clearwater Office Park along the increasingly sought-after Atlas Road, adjacent to the land earmarked for the aerotropolis. The modern, custom-built AAA-grade headquarters, part of Clearwater’s second phase of development, was completed by Krisp Properties in a record seven months – a feat Krisp Property executive director Jordan Mann attributed to good workmanship and solid commitment from all the stakeholders involved. “Everyone performed very well,” said Mann. “We pulled the right professionals and contractors together. Given the tight timeline, it ended up being a very professional team working together.” The state-of-the-art offices span 2,500m² – more than enough space for the 120 Michelin employees set to occupy the offices – and boast three impressive double-volume lobbies, rosewood doors and other top-quality finishes. DEMAND FOR LAND SURGES The demand for land in the area was immense, said Mann, who added that current tenants of Clearwater Office Park included Discovery Health, Old Mutual, ABSA Bank and Imperial Air Cargo. So successful was the development that building could not keep up with demand, Mann said. With Michelin’s 2,500m² custom-built offices now open, and with the rest of Phase 2 of the office park due for completion by mid-2014, Mann said the company was already planning a third phase: 28,000m² of additional office space set for development in the second half of next year. “Our unique location enables us to position ourselves as a conduit for – and compliment to – business within the aerotropolis development,” said Mann. MICHELIN’S NEW HQ Michelin’s move from its former offices in Bedfordview came after it conducted a survey . . .
Fire! The role of heat and light in African Art Standard Bank Gallery 29 January – 31 December 2013 This exhibition on the role of heat and light in African Art is on display at Standard Bank Gallery until the end of the year. The ethereal nature of fire has enthralled the human race for millennia. It can be seen, heard, felt and smelt, but it cannot be grasped. This exhibition of historical and contemporary African art drawn from the Standard Bank African Art Collection, housed at the University of the Witwatersrand, explores the role fire has played in African cultural expression. The exhibition alludes to the distinctive attributes of fire: light, heat and smoke, as well as associated natural features such as the sun and lightning. It explores the role that fire – in all its manifestations - has played in aspects of African life, including the ecology, economy, social organisation, politics and religion. The control of fire has arguably been the single most important “shaper” of human culture, setting us apart from other species. More fundamental than the wheel, and more versatile, the use of fire has unleashed alchemic processes which have played a significant role in the development – for better or worse – of humankind. Heat enabled human beings to cook their food and to make natural substances materials more durable: firing clay pots; hardening and decorating wooden items; forging metal tools, ornaments and weapons; and transforming sand into glass. The heat and light generated by fire enabled our earliest ancestors to extend their waking time deep into the night. This is believed to have played a role in facilitating social gatherings and the development of social and religious practices. The beautifully crafted clay pots on exhibition demonstrate the transformative power of fire and various stages of the manufacturing process. Once pots have been patiently shaped they are fired in a shallow pit to harden the clay. The pot is then re-fired in a . . .
Vereeniging, Gauteng – November 06, 2013 - XtraSpace Self Storage will open their eighteenth storage facility in Vereeniging on December 1st 2013. It will be one of the largest and most comprehensive facilities opened to date, located next door to CTM at 3 Leeuwenhoek Rd, Duncanville, Vereeniging. Access is from the R59 highway, by taking the Voortrekker Road off ramp. The new facility which serves the Vaal Triangle will have 250 self storage units available on opening and a further 200 units will be built in 2015. Units will range in size from 3 to 30 square metres. Boat, caravan and vehicle storage will be catered for with 100 covered bays available for a variety of vehicles and craft. XtraSpace will also provide its new format Business Centre and Flexi-Offices, aimed at small to medium size business clients. The Business Centres will offer free internet, copying and fax facilities, and also house impressive meeting rooms. For clients who need flexible office space and a place to store their documentation or stock, then the combination of offices and storage provides a real TURNKEY solution. XtraSpace also have an in-house courier service; so can provide a full logistics solution for businesses. XtraSpace purchased their first facility in 2007. They are one of the largest national operators in SA now, with over 100,000m/2 of storage space let out to their clients. XtraSpace continues to grow their property portfolio by being a consolidator in the highly fragmented self-storage industry, by offering affordable, accessible and secure storage space for residential and commercial customers. ENDS More Info link:: http://www.xtraspace.co.za Twitter: Facebook: http://facebook.com/#xtraspaceselfstorage YouTube: http://youtu.be/N6gfJLME1zI Author: Colleen Hunter from XtraSpace Self Storage. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One For high res version/s of these One image/s please contact: XtraSpace Self . . .
The automotive industry is on the brink of a technological revolution, driven by consumer demand for higher safety standards and a lower-carbon future. The 2013 CAR Conference at the Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS) will present expert opinion on the changes and technology required to address the call for new-age technology, and consider how this will impact the automotive industry. The 2013 CAR Conference, held in association with Tracker, will take place on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 at the Expo Centre at Nasrec, Johannesburg. The Department of Trade and Industry will be represented by the Deputy Director-General: Industrial Development Policy Development, Garth Strachan, who will speak about Government’s vision for the automotive industry. His address will cover how industrial policy frameworks drive this vision, and what change has to occur to continuously increase the South African automotive industry's competitiveness in world markets. Dr Johan van Zyl will speak on behalf of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA). The current NAAMSA President, and President and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors, will present his views on the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP). He will discuss the change, impact and viability of the target of 1.2-million vehicles to be produced in 2020, and how technology will help achieve that goal. With the theme of Technology and Change at the heart of the conference, keynote speaker Doug Newcomb will address the topic of “The connected car and the shift from steel to silicon”, and will suggest where the change in innovation will take us. Newcomb is a recognized US expert on technology within the automotive industry. The 2013 CAR Conference will be chaired by Barlow Manilal, CEO of the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC). The confirmed line-up of speakers also includes: Dr Brand Pretorius, Director of companies; Dr Martin Zimmermann, President and . . .
Crocodile Creek Polo Club was thrilled to host this year’s very successful 94.7 Highveld Stereo and MTN Joburg Day! With a stellar line up of bands from Goldfish, Prime Circle, The Parlotones and Gangs of Ballet to Lloyd Cele, Elvis Blue, Daniel Baron and Connell Cruise the 10 hour music session had almost 30 000 people rocking all day! With ample room for everyone, the 300m x 200m polo field provided a dust-free, grassy surface to relax on and enjoy a beautiful day in the country. Fortunately for such an event, polo is played on the biggest field of any organized sport, so it can easily accommodate a large crowd. Being a fiercely contested game, it has captured many imaginations and converts, with history informing us that it was started by Genghis Khan in the Northern parts of India. A bit of riding ability and some ball skill are all it takes to become completely hooked on what is a demanding and challenging game. Golf may require a bit more patience but Sylvester Stallone was once heard to say that “playing polo is like trying to play golf in an earthquake”. Not everyone comes to polo with riding skills but Crocodile Creek is one of a few clubs in the Gauteng area that can assist with coaching and getting familiar with the game. Lessons in riding for polo are followed up with learning the different shots and rules of the game. The Club is easily able to assist with this and most polo players are very approachable and willing to help and guide new initiates. Crocodile Creek hosts a number of tournaments during the year and the club is just warming up for the summer season. Tournaments run from Friday to Sunday and all spectators are welcome to attend. Just pack a picnic and your favourite drinks or contact us for other catering arrangements or if you require corporate hospitality. “Having now had the opportunity to host so many Joburg people at the club, we look forward to next year and to having everyone back soon. Our special thanks to . . .
Sesli Textiles, manufacturers of domestic and corporate blankets, is introducing an exciting range of high-end good quality luxury blankets, with an opulent touch and feel imported from Turkey. The blankets are available from baby to queen size and can be machine washed on a cold water gentle cycle. Sesli manufactures top-quality blankets by using the best imported and local materials since 2000. Sesli has a wide product range with blankets that are recognised for their superior quality, aesthetic design and extreme comfort. CEO of Sesli Textiles, Mr. Mustafa Sesli, says; “Many of our customers wanted a blanket with a new touch and feel. Something new and exciting. Sesli Textiles then sourced a blanket from Turkey that is of good quality and has a feel of luxury and found the Sparkle and Colourful blanket. We have imported these blankets to test the market and see what the response would be, ideally to start the manufacturing process at our Johannesburg plant.” The local blanket range includes home décor, sports, corporate, church, hotel and grey recycled blankets which is assembled from acrylic yarn that is not only moth proof, but also allergy resistant, anti-bacterial and non-flammable. Sesli boasts the latest technology of weaving looms in the weaving department. About Sesli Textiles Sesli owes its success to decades of experience as well as their integrity, professionalism and dedication to superior standards of manufacturing at our high-tech factory. Sesli supports a number of charitable initiatives in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Sparrow Village, CANSA and The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation. The Sesli difference As we are all aware the Chinese exports blankets to South Africa at a very low cost, which in turn allows them to sell the product at a low cost. Many South Africans are unaware that the blankets are manufactured with hazardous materials and is of very poor quality. The poorly manufactured Chinese imported . . .
SIHLANGENE BULK (PTY) LTD SIGNS THE RESPONSIBLE CARE PUBLIC COMMITMENT Sihlangene Bulk (Pty) Ltd has become the latest member of the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association to sign the Responsible Care (RC) Public Commitment, thereby committing the company to implementing the guiding principles of this voluntary initiative of the chemical industry. Louise Lindeque, Responsible Care Manager says: “Responsible Care adds value to the chemical industry and provides an excellent framework for sustainable and predictable operating performance particularly as it relates to health, environment, and safety impacts. It focuses on the entire value chain and it manages downstream risks including the safe storage and transportation of chemicals and chemical products.” Mr Jacques de Norre, CEO of Sihlangene Bulk says: “Our company always keeps in mind the health and safety of our employees and that of our community. We will always strive to instill the guiding principles of Responsible Care in our everyday operations. Responsible Care will complement our company’s efforts in striving for improved performance in the above areas during our everyday operations and during the transport of hazardous chemicals.” Sihlangene Bulk specializes in the transportation of hazardous chemicals throughout the country. Their business is strategically situated in Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng which gives them a well-positioned base of operations nationally and cross-border. The company is currently working towards undergoing an assessment audit against the SA Safety and Quality Assessment System (SQAS). The SQAS system assesses if logistics service providers have management systems in place to ensure that the risk arising from the transport of chemicals have fully been identified and are being properly controlled and managed. With over 150 members in the RC programme, Responsible Care is more than a set of principles and declarations. Through the sharing of information and a . . .
Thirteen international experts converge on Johannesburg on the 20th and 21st July. What are the benefits of seeing these international speakers? Simple answer is the benefits are tremendous! Think of it this way, each speaker has a slot of around 90 minutes. That’s 1170 minutes of mind and money success creating strategies being taught by the best mind and money coaches in the world. What are the chances that you won’t learn something really thought provoking and life changing from these speakers and authors during those 1170 minutes? All of these speakers had to face some massive challenges during their journey to success and they epitomise what Napoleon Hill writes about in his book “Think and Grow Rich”. Hill writes that the mind that is not filled with wealth consciousness is filled with poverty consciousness – that there is no middle ground. Hill also writes that every adversity brings with it the equivalent seed of opportunity. National Achievers Congress 2013 South Africa speakers are guaranteed to make you think and to give you practical insights in to how to move your money thoughts and money results in to what you truly desire. Chris and Suzanne Styles host South Africa's only dedicated Coaching Radio Show, Time to Make You Think, on community radio station Mix 93.9FM in Midrand. They have partnered with the organisers of National Achievers Congress to bring speaker interviews to the community. Time To Make You Think has VIP Tickets to give away to the event. Enter now and South Africa's next success story could be you. For more information contact Chris Styles on + 27 83 625 6844 or email@example.com URL: http://makesyouthink.co.za/power-resources/power-competitions/national-achievers-congress-2013/ Twitter: @MYT_SA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Makes-You-Think-South-Africa/183435285047312 YouTube: Author: Suzanne Styles from Makes You Think. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To . . .