PIETERMARITZBURG, 16 MARCH 2016 – In just over 2 months, nearly 20 000 runners from all over the world will take on one of the most challenging, humbling and life-affirming events of their lives, the 2016 Comrades Marathon, happening on Sunday, 29 May 2016. Now in its 91st year, the Comrades Marathon is the world’s largest and most prestigious ultra –marathon, with this year’s ‘Down Run’ taking runners along an epic 89-km route across KwaZulu-Natal’s unrelenting mountainous terrain, from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. “This prestigious ultra-marathon right here on our shores ranks as one of the toughest in the world pushing athletes beyond their limits on every level. Crossing the finish line before the 12-hour cut-off time is an extraordinary moment for every runner, whether it’s their first time or 20th. The slogan of this year’s race ‘Izakuthoba’ meaning ‘to humble one’ is a feeling that first time runners and many who are returning will remember long after the race is over. As Nedbank we are honoured to once again sponsor the Comrades Marathon, marking the 35th year of our participation in this timeless race,” says Tobie Badenhorst, Head of Sponsorship and Cause Marketing at Nedbank. What makes this marathon truly remarkable is the camaraderie and support it generates between runners and spectators alike. Where this support is really brought to life is at the only official spectator point along the Comrades Marathon route – the award-winning Nedbank Green Mile – where every runner is uplifted, encouraged and considered a winner for competing. In the 2016 edition of the Comrades Marathon, the Nedbank Green Mile will be located on Kloof’s Old Main Road, which is approximately 26km from the finish line in Durban. Once again the Nedbank Green Mile is free to all spectators and open from 8am to 3pm on race day. In this mile, Nedbank creates an inspiring and lively theme and atmosphere where spectators can provide vital support to uplift runners as they . . .
The OMO Spar Schools Challenge is an ongoing initiative by FMCG giant Unilever and 197 Spar stores countrywide to help promote child development and proficiency in maths and science. To reinforce their commitment to youth development and education in disadvantaged communities, OMO and Spar have given away additional cash prizes to the value of R1.3 million in the Schools Challenge. The first, second and third schools in each region in South Africa with the most till slip collections over the period of the campaign each received cash prizes of R30 000, R20 000 and R10 000 respectively for use towards the upgrade of their school. Three schools north of Durban – Verulam Primary, Trenance Park Primary and Parkgate Primary secured first, second and third places respectively for collecting the highest number of till slips in the KZN region. The top 150 schools with the highest number of entries had each received mini portable science laboratories. At a prize-giving event recently, Verulam Primary School principal Poobalan Pather said: “The initiative was a wonderful experience for my school and the learners. “The Schools Challenge has taught learners to persevere and work hard for victory. I am grateful to OMO and encourage them to continue making a positive impact in schools and communities.” Participants in the Challenge, which included parents, were encouraged to purchase an OMO product at any of the participating Spar outlets nationally during June, July and August 2015; nominate a community primary school and submit their till slip into an entry box provided at the participating Spar store. The OMO Fast Kids Maths App which formed an integral part of the initiative, is an interactive online learning platform catering for various levels of educational experience and mathematical aptitude. The platform enables learners to practise their mathematical skills through various exercises including number bonds, time tables and general arithmetic in . . .
Wednesday 2 March 2016: It was a momentous event for learners and educators of Our Lady of Natal Convent Primary on KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast when SA cricket icon, Dale Steyn, visited their school. The Convent is the second winning candidate in the OMO Ready for Life Schools Challenge to be awarded at a prize giving ceremony held today. The winner of the first prize in the Challenge receives a visit to the school from Dale plus R10 000 which the school may use towards a sports tour, equipment or an upgrade. In 2015, FMCG giant Unilever’s OMO brand team embarked on a countrywide initiative to emphasise the importance of education, goal setting and pushing the boundaries for success among scholars. Over 200 primary and high schools in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and the Western Cape registered to participate in the Challenge and were tasked with collecting OMO Auto liquid caps to qualify to win a host of prizes. Our Lady of Natal Convent Primarysecured the winning position in the primary category for having collected the most caps in the KwaZulu-Natal region. The Department of Basic Education recognises the value of school sport and physical education in providing the foundation necessary for the holistic development of learners in support of the academic curriculum. Renowned for his fast-bowling abilities and world-class performances, Steyn emerged as the obvious choice for the campaign’s brand ambassador. Through a series of visits by OMO brand ambassadors, the valuable lessons on goal setting and the necessary steps to be taken by learners to achieve them, were welcomed by various schools across SA. “When we found out that we won the Challenge, we were over the moon. Learners and educators put so much effort in the Challenge and it was all worth it. Our learners and educators are in awe of Dale and were overjoyed when he arrived,” said Fiona Coetzee, principal of Our Lady of Natal Convent Primary. “The Challenge brought so much unity; it got . . .
Are you completely broke? No job at all? Blacklisted with no prospects of landing a job any time soon? Can't afford to buy bread let alone Investment property? EXCELLENT, WE WANT YOU NOW. People have this bizarre belief that if you are broke and unemployed, then you can not get out of this never ending cycle of poverty but our speaker at our 30 April 2016 event titled "The Property Investment Masterclass", Dr Hannes Dreyer who has these Milestones as a property investor First residential property in 1982; First commercial (Retail & Offices) in 1987; First block of flats in 1991; First township development in 1994; First Commercial property development in 1995; Developed Property Pro in 2000; Certified Estate Agent in 2002 (Not practicing); Developed Property Pro workshop in 2002 to teach others my methods; Started www.propertyschool.co.za in 2002; Certified Business Broker Realtor in 2002 (Not practicing); Developed Property Pro Basic course in 2004; Bought 48 properties for free in 94 days (To prove a point-Because students said I could not do it); Increased passive property portfolio by more than R100 000 in less than 100 days. Did a masters thesis on Residential Property as an investment Instrument”; Developed the Advanced Property Investors Course 2005 believes all of us can invest in property no matter what we have in our bank accounts, or even if we have such an account. You see property is the only investment class where you can use other peoples' money; credit and or experience to buy and make a profit for yourself with only a little sweat involved. This event will be hosted at the Wild Coast Sun Casino in Port Edward in South Kzn and all those who want to know how to start building wealth using property, broke and poor as they are and make their first million by the end of this year guaranteed are welcome. You do have to apply all the knowledge as taught and invest in more education as you make more money so you always grow and develop . . .
motle, an online fashion, lifestyle and beauty magazine that helps you accessorize your style with our hand-made jewellery that celebrates the beauty and trendiness of African fashion is now on Jumpstarter Crowdfunding. Motle, announced today that it is raising funds via a rewards crowdfunding campaign on FundFind Crowd funding. This is being done in a bid to finish the development of their hand made jewellery that showcases and highlights African fashion, that they will sell on their online store as well as to keep their online fashion, lifestyle and beauty magazine online. The company has set out to raise R40 000 on StartMe Crowdfunding so as to produce the first batch of their hand made afro infused jewellery, that celebrates the African fashion story. Motle was founded by the brother and sister duo, Stembile and Boris Brian Mukwambo through their love of afro infused fashion. They saw how people would mix Ankara style of dressing with the pantsula township style of dressing to produce quite a unique and colourful look that was not represented in westernized magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle. This fashion revolution that they saw in the streets of Africa’s major cities such as Durban, Capetown, Johannesburg, Lagos and Harare to name a few, prompted them to want to showcase, highlight , feature and as well as being at the forefront of the afro-euro infused fashion revolution through their online fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine. The duo, are budding artists themselves who know the difficulties most designers face in marketing and trying to sell their products. They have seen how many designers in the townships end up selling their products in shack boutiques, and not being able to reach their target market or their target revenue and thus having to close down. This has resulted in a vicious cycle of unemployment in the industry. To remedy this, motle offers an online store, which designers can use as a platform to sell their products . . .
Number one bestselling author, Dr Mulalo Nemavhandu has released the never-before-told story, The True Origin of HIV & Aids: Secret Revealed. Re-Released February 16, 2016 and available for purchase from Amazon. Having been the subject of contentious debate for decades, Dr Mulalo Nemavhandu has uncovered what has puzzled scientists from around the world since Aids came to light in the 1980s. Readers should prepare to be shocked by the revelations made in this 154 paged non-fiction medical mystery. Over 34 million people in the world are living with HIV and AIDS, with 15 thousand new infections every day and an estimated 17 million AIDS orphans. With this book we can begin to better understand where the suffering began. Dr Mulalo Nemavhandu explains, “We owe the millions of those who died, those living with HIV or AIDS and those that will be infected in the future, the truth and nothing but the truth.” “Aids is no longer a disease, it’s a human rights issue” ~ Nelson Mandela YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRf7oj8Z2bc CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
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Construction of the R3,5 billion Clairwood Logistics Park will begin within the first quarter of 2016, creating much needed employment and business opportunities within the South Durban Basin. This week, KwaZulu-Natal’s MEC of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Michael Mabuyakhulu, gave the project the go ahead after his department found that the amended Environmental Impact Report (EIR) received from the Capital Property Fund in September 2014 complied with stringent regulations and adequately addressed concerns raised during an appeal. (Capital Properties has since merged with JSE listed Fortress Income Fund which will now develop the project). It found that public participation process followed in the EIA process was more than compliant with EIA regulations and it outlined stringent parameters for development in response to objections raised. As a result, appeals lodged in response to the environmental authorisation granted in May 2015 were dismissed and the original decision was upheld. The Clairwood Logistics Park will be located on the site of the former Clairwood Race Course which was purchased by the then Capital Property Fund in 2012 for R430 million. Fortress Income Fund intends developing approximately 350 000 square metres of warehousing with the remainder becoming paved yards to service the facilities. The development will also include an eight hectare wetland which will be fully rehabilitated. The EA (environmental authorisation) released by the provincial government yesterday has reduced the area for development of the site and has spelt out how Fortress Income Fund must proceed with both construction and rehabilitation of the site in order to create a sustainable wetland area and incorporate indigenous fauna and flora. “The Clairwood Logistics Park will not only meet growing demand for A grade logistics and distribution facilities in the south of Durban, but also improve the livelihoods of surrounding . . .
With the current water crises, high food inflation and high rate of unemployment low to average income households are the hardest hit because a third of their expenditure goes to food, more than three times the proportion that wealthier families spend. Low and average income households with 1 or 2 bread winners are now forced to move to the city closer to their place of work in order to cut down travelling costs or to seek work. City Life provides some relief in the form of affordable housing rentals to the sector of the population that earn too much to qualify for RDP or state subsidized houses and not enough to enter the private housing market. When you decide to move to the city there are many factors to take into consideration such as affordability, safety, security, hygiene, utilities etc. “When I moved to the city 3 years ago I heard about City Life. My rent is R1600 per month and it includes utilities, there is security patrolling the floors, cleaners that keep the building clean every day, you can only enter the building if your finger print is on their access systems it is so safe and plus I get free uncapped WiFi when I am in the building, there is also washing machines and dryers/wash lines in the building” says a tenant staying at City Life in Durban CBD. ‘Currently we are experiencing a high demand with 0 residential vacancies in our buildings and a waiting list of over 200 applicants wanting to stay at City Life Durban’ says the marketing department at City Life. Author: Nemisha Kraamwinkel from City Life. More Info link: http://www.city-life.co.za/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CityLifeDBN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/City-Life-319251828259100/?ref=hl Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact City Life. City Life Durban Photo: Grant Pitcher YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y28xUfhHiU CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. Have a look at the online visibility from . . .
Hillcrest-based private investigation agency Rick Crouch & Associates has been retained by the family of the late Villa Maria Primary School principal Nokuthula Magwanyana to assist and supplement the police investigation of their family members brutal murder. Nokuthula Magwanyana was found hacked to death in her car on the Table Mountain Road on August 26, 2015 at approximately 15h00. Three suspects, Thamsanqa Ngcobo (30), Nkosiphindile Zuma (19) and Mduduzi Mkhize (22) were previously arrested but charges were dropped for lack of evidence. Thamsanqa Ngcobo, is still facing a single count of theft of Magwanyana’s cellphone. "The fact that the family has hired us should in no way be Interpreted as the family being dissatisfied with the official police investigation, in fact it is quite the opposite, they are happy with how the investigation is proceeding, but they are also aware that the police are strained for resources. We are simply here to supplement their investigation and any evidence we uncover will be turned over to the investigating officer" said private investigator Rick Crouch. "This was not a robbery, it was a contract killing. The killers were hired by a third party to commit this horrendous crime in order to get Nokuthula Magwanyana out of the way. There are people out there who know what happened, and we are offering a reward for any information that results in the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators. Think about if this was a member of your family, would you not want someone to come forward with information? This is a busy road, especially so at the time of the murder, someone must have witnessed something. If anyone witnessed the incident on August 26, 2015, knows what the motive was behind the hit, or has information as to the identity of the killers or the person who hired them please contact me in confidence." added Crouch Anyone with information is urged to contact private investigator Rick Crouch at 076 449-5263 or . . .