Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies brings their innovations to a town close to you in Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa’s leading dental consumables and equipment supplier, Dentsply Sirona, is proud to bring dental innovations that you can rely on into the practices of Pietermartizburg, Ladysmith and Newcastle. This is in line with their brand promise of empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer and faster dental care. The company is well-known for enabling dentists across the country to deliver the best possible dental care to their patients, as well as providing top line dental equipment such as top of the line CAD/CAMs, CBCTs and Treatment Centres ( Made In Germany). They also ensure that dental practitioners have access to world-class Endodontics, Restorative and Preventative materials. The company will be showcasing the ground breaking CEREC technology and will host a master class to educate practitioners on how to use it, as well as introducing WaveOne ©Gold family, another leading dental care system providing a single-file reciprocating technique for shaping root canals. On the back of this, Dentsply Sirona will also introduce its new direct sales platform, which will provide dentists with the opportunity to maximise on the spend of their practice by tailoring personalised product offers and bundles and unlock rewards. The Dentsply Sirona Regional Team, led by Allan Hodgson and the local Dentsply Sirona representatives will also be present to introduce and provide assistance on using the company’s new sales platform. Dentsply Sirona is committed to innovation and education, and to investing in the local dentistry field by growing the industry and making both dentists and patients aware of the benefits of good oral hygiene. The Dentsply Sirona team will be at the African Enterprise Conference, Pietermaritzburg on Monday 20 August 2018, the Royal Hotel, Ladysmith on . . .
We have great news to share – ENGEN Pitch & Polish will be in Newcastle on Saturday 1st September 2018, to host their free Entrepreneurial training workshop and competition at the Pines Conference Centre. WIN R80 000 IN CASH FOR YOUR BIZ! Running your own business? Want to run your own business? Either way, ENGEN Pitch & Polish is the platform you need to launch you on the path to success! Now in its ninth year, ENGEN Pitch & Polish is a national entrepreneurial workshop and competition that – so far – has helped around 10 000 entrepreneurs improve the way they pitch their businesses to potential investors. A perfectly polished pitch is key to growing and succeeding in business! Magic always happens when investors hear a well-rounded pitch, as seen at the 2017 final where the winner was offered R2.5 million in potential funding. This year’s programme is hosted in partnership with Engen Petroleum Ltd, Nedbank, Raizcorp and Caxton Local Media, with the Newcastle workshop taking place on Saturday 1 September. You can register to attend as a delegate or – if you feel you have what it takes – you can complete an online entry form to be considered as a contestant. During one exhilarating, exciting and fun free day, participants undergo comprehensive and interactive entrepreneurial training on how to pitch like a pro! The session is facilitated by Justin Cohen, best-selling author, international speaker and TV talk-show host. After the training session, the pre-selected contestants can pitch their ideas or businesses to the whole audience. This is where things get really interesting, with both the facilitator and the audience providing feedback on how pitches can be improved. Book now to ensure your place in Newcastle on Saturday 1 September. SMS “Pitch” to 43719 (SMSs charged at 50c) or visit www.pitchandpolish.com to complete an entry form. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Mohamed, or “Mo” as most people know him as, is adding his touch to the popular community centre, Park Boulevard, by opening his new butchery, catering specifically to the Halal community. This butchery is a great addition to the centre, as it provides only the best halal products, with a wide selection of meats. Conveniently located next to the Spar in Park Boulevard, it’s the perfect location for any on-the-go person, and Mo has made sure to cater for everyone’s needs, offering a wide spectrum of meats, from chicken skewers, to beef sausages, and everything in between. An absolute must-try is Mo’s speciality dish, his chicken tikka! It’s succulent and marinated to perfection, and goes excellently with naan bread or rice. This Marrakesh marinade is homemade, and well-loved by many. “It’s a little spicy, and really adds such a great flavour to any meat”, says Mo. Originally from Egypt, Mo has been living in South Africa for the last 22 years, and enjoys combining the flavours from the Middle East and South Africa, which creates the unique and tantalizing flavours that he’s so well known for. Check out Mo’s new spot, Mo’s Meats, in Park Boulevard, 11 Browns Drift Road, Umgeni Park- there are great opening specials that you won’t want to miss! For more information, give him a call on 078 014 2497. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
What better way to celebrate Woman’s Day, than with a long weekend sale? This year, the stores at Springfield Retail Centre are joining together to bring customers sales like never before, from Thursday, 9th August 2018 until Sunday, 12th August 2018! Situated in the Springfield area, it’s the perfect location for shoppers of all areas, to grab the opportunity and take advantage of all the low prices over the public holiday weekend. There’s tons of parking and shops of so many varieties to suit people of all ages. When you’re a little tired after all the walking about, why not try one of the coffee spots, and restaurants to refuel you for the second half of your shopping expedition! For any queries, or a list of the available stores in Springfield Retail Centre, visit the website at http://springfieldretailcentre.co.za/, or call 031 362 1782. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Research has found that spending time with your best friends is legitimately healthy for you. As you get older, making time for your friends can sometimes be difficult, as making plans with your besties gets pushed aside, as other parts of your life take over. With Women’s Day around the corner, don’t make that excuse. Take a night out of all the responsibilities and spend some quality time with your bestie, side kick or confidant. These are the women that are there for you, no matter what. Every woman needs a person like this in their lives- it could be a friend, a sister or brother, mother or grandmother - no matter who fills that space in your life; it’s an incredibly important one! Best friends are there for you in the good times and the bad, they never judge you, yet they will always be honest when you’re heading down the wrong road. What better way to celebrate with your bestie this Women’s Day than to book into a local hotel near home. Kick start the night away with an early evening spa, followed by getting ready by starting at the bar with a few cocktails and followed by a delicious catch up dinner with the next day, possibly shopping up a storm at the nearest shopping mall. A perfect night away option in the city is The Royal Palm Hotel in Umhlanga – the perfect home away from home, who just happen to have an onsite spa featuring a wide range of spa treatments, intimate bar and the perfect dining out experience at the comfortable Thyme@Royal restaurant. Right across the road is Gateway Shopping Centre - it’s perfect for the girls this Women’s Day. If you’d like to book a night out with the girls or need a reason to reunite with your besties, and spoil yourselves. Call +27(0)31 581 8000 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Looking to further cement their presence in Kwazulu Natal and following their recent acquisition of Hotel 64 on Gordon in Durban, BON Hotels has announced the inclusion of two additional properties in the region, namely Protea Hotel Empangeni, to be named BON Hotel Empangeni, and Protea Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay, to be named BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay. Guy Stehlik, CEO of BON Hotels says, “These hotels are exceptional products – they are the best in their class in their respective locations and it’s going to be our job to make sure that we build on that good base.” To ensure that the hotels do not miss a heart beat, the group’s objective is to ensure that the transition to BON Hotels’ systems and procedures is implemented with minimum fuss with the aim of securing new business and ultimately improving upon the performance of the hotels. BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay offers 75 spacious, modern rooms, each with spectacular views of the ocean-front and yacht harbour. Facilities include a conference centre with 3 meeting rooms, a restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge, and swimming pool. General Manager, André de Klerk says that Richards Bay is underestimated as a tourist destination but has much to offer in terms of its pristine beaches, fishing, water sports and entertainment, along with its strong corporate offering. BON Hotel Empangeni, located in the heart of Empangeni’s business district halfway between Durban and Swaziland, is well situated for the business and leisure traveller. Combining simplicity with understated style, accommodation comprises of 55 tastefully decorated rooms, an in-house restaurant, bar and 3 meeting rooms seating up to 230 guests. De Klerk says that this hotel is popular with the Government sector and for conferences, weddings and enjoys some domestic tourism too. Owner of both properties and prominent member of the Richards Bay community Freddy Schoonhoven says, “BON Hotels is a young, dynamic and energetic brand . . .
John de Cahna has been in the hospitality and tourism industry for more than 50 years, and is now starting a new adventure, that of retirement - but not before imparting some of his knowledge to the youth of today. This year, The Beverly Hills Hotel hosted the ENZA initiative to help the local youth. This iconic hotel in Umhlanga, Durban is world famous and prides itself by its high standard of customer service, beautiful and unmatchable infrastructures, as well as the most gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean. The event was a huge success, hosted by the charismatic General Manager, Mr John de Canha. He welcomed 90 boy students to a 2 hour event that looked into his long and impactful career with Tsogo Sun. Being an expert in the hospitality and tourism industry, he spoke to the students about how a career in this field is definitely a step in the right direction- especially with the long term goal of creating their own businesses one day. “You have to get excited when you see the amount of development that is happening on the North Coast and the uMhlanga Ridge. We need to get the right role players to set the ball rolling and create a strategic way forward for KZN Tourism”, stated John de Cahna during his presentation. Project Enza's Nhleko added: “I am grateful to all the partners of this particular project without which my vision would not have become a reality.” Apart from the learners gaining invaluable knowledge, they also got to visit a five star hotel and experience the operational aspect of working in the hospitality industry. This is probably something they would never have had an opportunity to do. All the students departed with a positive attitude, and expressed gratitude to having enjoyed such a unique opportunity. Note to Editor: Project Enza, who facilitated this special initiative, was established by entrepreneur Thandekile Jessica Nhleko and was born out of her love and passion for the hospitality and tourism industries. She is . . .
Save the date on Friday, August 17th, for a night of art and entertainment at S43 (Home of That Brewing Company) on Station Drive in Morningside from 19h00 as the tattoo community celebrate the official launch of the tattoo inspired clothing brand, Bloodline Inkwear’s online store. Born from the fact that great tattoo art is most often covered up by clothing, Bloodline Inkwear embodies art that can now be worn proudly and for all to see, with the same artistic approach as inked skin, “with Bloodline Inkwear, you are now quite literally able to wear your art on your sleeve,” says Malcolm “Mully” Hilton. The brand was established by well known, award-winning Durban tattoo artist, Mully Hilton. Having been in the industry for more than 2 decades, Mully is now launching this original concept clothing line via an online store where fans are now able to purchase their very own inkwear. Fans, friends and the general public, are all invited to attend the event and entry is free. There will be loads of bloodline clothing and head wear up for grabs on the night, as well as live entertainment provided by DJ Kevin Louw and South African rock 'n roll band, Perez. There is also a chance to win free tattoos by Mully himself, so visit the Bloodline Inkwear Facebook page to enter. For more information, contact email@example.com . CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Tomson spent the morning as part of a team painting the school’s laboratory, fixing ceiling boards and cleaning up the school gardens. He also assisted in reinforcing roof gutters with brackets to facilitate the free flow of water into the school’s JoJo tanks. The fifty-strong team including members of the KwaDukuza Municipality, local councillors, Ilembe Surf Riders Association, Sycor Construction, Service Royale, CellC and SMG, worked hard to complete their task of giving the school a facelift. South African surfing legend Shaun Tomson commemorated Nelson Mandela’s centenary celebrations #LiveTheLegacy on 18 July with 67 minutes of service at the Lethithemba Secondary School in Glendale, KwaDukuza. “I am honored to participate in a day celebrating one of the world's greatest leaders who stood up for his values and beliefs on behalf of all humanity. Madiba was a great man who had the power to change not just his country, but the whole world,” said Tomson. Tomson spent the last few weeks motivating locals schools including Lethithemba Secondary School through his Positive Wave Tour as part of the 50th edition of the world’s longest running professional surfing event, the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong. His inspiration for the youth comes from his book The Code: The Power of I Will, where he illustrated how they could change their lives in just twelve steps, each beginning with the words “I will…”. “The spirit of the kids at this school made such an impact on me that I had to come back to try and make a difference in their lives . One of the learners here wrote ‘I will rise’ as part of their code. It shows that they are the masters of their own destinies and they have the code to create the power within them,” added Tomson. Acting principal Bongiwe Dladla said, “We are ever so grateful that our school was chosen for this project. I am so excited that there are things that are being fixed, that the school could not afford.” “The kids at . . .
The Midlands is in for a treat this August with the Schlesinger Theatre, Michaelhouse proudly presenting the spectacular production, Oh! What a Lovely War, from 12 to 15 August 2018. Directed by William le Cordeur and staring Michaelhouse and St Anne’s pupils, Joan Littlewood’s Oh! What a Lovely War will offer audiences musical entertainment based on the original World War 1 farce created in 1963. This musical comedy, which will make you laugh until you cry, is a fast-paced show presented by Pierrot clowns, set on an English seaside pier featuring wonderful songs from the Great War period, as well as the funniest history lesson you will ever sit through! This musical comedy is a tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice; including head of Michaelhouse at the time, Rector Brown, who resigned from his job to go to the front and was killed in battle. He, along with the many other Michaelhouse Old Boys will be honoured in this production. Oh! What a Lovely War will be hosted by the Schlesinger Theatre, Michaelhouse, with performances on Sunday 12 August at 2pm, Monday 13 August at 7pm, Tuesday 14 August at 7pm and Wednesday 15 August at 7pm. Tickets are available at www.tickethut.co.za/michaelhouse for R80. Seats are limited so be sure to book your spot. For more information, contact William le Cordeur at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 033 234 1314. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .