Phalaphala FM rebranding celebration - Always There WithYou Phalaphala FM, previously known as Radio Venda, turned 51 this year. To celebrate the springinto the next half-century the SABC radio station is reveling in change.It has been 18 years since the station rebranded and there is no better way to celebrate than to get a facelift.To mark this milestone the radio station will be launching their brand new logo and a multiplatform brand campaign at an exclusive gala dinner. Phalaphala FM,is a contemporary radio station targeting 16-to 34-year-old aspirational Tshivenda-speaking people,underpinned by their tagline: ‘Always There With You.’This speaks to the stations long-lasting endurance. From its early days in 1965, where the station shared a three-hour broadcast a day with then Radio Tsonga, to a full 24-hour broadcast in 1978, the station has morphed to reflect the ever-changing landscape of the country and its listeners. “The rebranding is not just about leaving the past, it is about reflecting on our own changes from analogue to digital,” says Station Manager Freddy Sadiki. “We can now be heard in so many other ways, from digital radio and TV to online.Radio is no longer just in the home or in the car. Listeners are far more engaged now, listening on phones, computers, TV’s, and the list goes on.” “The tagline – Phalaphala –Always There With You –connects the past with the present and future andtells listeners exactly where we are and what we do; the only radiostation entirely dedicated to TshiVenda culture and language,” says Sadiki. Under theleadership of the current Station Manager, Freddy Sadiki, Phalaphala FM is broadcasting shows that are aimed at not only informing, educating and entertaining listeners but also covering every aspect of Tshivenda life ina contemporary world. The radio station is rebranding but remaining firm in being an endearing and friendly radio station that is always readily accessible, relevant, and a custodian of the . . .
Riders can gear themselves up for a unique experience when the inaugural Liberty Waterberg MTB Encounter unveils a series of new trails in Limpopo, near Bela-Bela, from Friday to Sunday. The three-day race is the second event in the Encounter Series, the country's first multistage mountain biking series, and follows the highly successful staging of the Winelands MTB Encounter in the Western Cape over the past two years. With its focus on boutique hospitality as well as creating a good challenge, the Waterberg Encounter provides an ideal opportunity for mountain bikers to keep their wheels turning during winter. In setting up this pioneering event, ASG Events, under route director Mel Meyer, have been "selling" the idea to the landowners over the past few months to ensure a memorable experience. "Because it's a first for the Waterberg in terms of mountain biking races, it is also a first for the landowners," said Meyer. "They are game farmers and normally don't provide access to the public. "One of the first things we had to get right was to gain access to the land to create the routes, because most of it will be going through the game farms. "We really had a lot of buy-in from the farmers and they are assisting us so much. Without that we would not have been able to put this event together." Ravaged by excessive cattle grazing in the mid-nineties, landowners in the region have restored much of the natural wildlife habitat, leading to an increase in eco-tourism. Meyer was in no doubt the riders would experience more than just another mountain bike race. "The big thing about the route is that you are not just going to ride inside a game farm. You will go through a number of them and past some of the most exclusive game-breeding projects in the country." Riders would see some animals they had never seen before, he said. "They are going to experience the Waterberg biosphere and the wonderful ecological element of the region." Meyer said they had organised a . . .
In support of World Hunger Day on 28 May, KFC urged customers to Double Up their Add Hope donations and double the difference it makes to the plight of the millions of South African children who go to bed hungry every night. Our customers generously responded by doubling up their R2 donations, donating over R1 million towards the fight against hunger over the two week Add Hope Double Up campaign. “The Add Hope Double Up campaign was an opportunity to increase awareness of the prevalence of hunger in South Africa and to illustrate the impact it will have on our country’s future if we don’t do something about it,” says Thabisa Mkhwanazi, KFC South Africa Marketing Director. “The success of Add Hope shows that South Africans want to get involved and that if we all pull together, even the smallest contribution can have a major impact.“ Add Hope has raised over R300 million in funds to secure the future of South Africa by helping children learn, grow and thrive through providing them with a nutritious meal, every day. Add Hope makes sure that over 100 000 children receive nutritious meals every month, with the help of 110 beneficiary partners around the country. The collaboration between KFC, its beneficiaries and its customers is vital in fighting hunger and the total donated to these beneficiary organisations increases every year. As part of this Double Up campaign, and in support of World Hunger Day, a number of prominent South Africans visited Add Hope beneficiary organisations to get a first-hand experience of the incredible impact the donations have on young lives. Actress Hlubi Mboya visited Afrika Tikkun in Diepsloot, Gauteng. “These children have my heart. Food, education and shelter are basic human rights. It’s powerful to see the impact that Add Hope has on places like Afrika Tikkun and on these young lives and it is a blessing that places like these are open to the vulnerable. I was completely blown away by all the facilities, and the energy, positive and . . .
Few people’s hearts leap with excitement at the prospect of reading and comparing the finer details of various medical scheme benefit options. This investment in time, however, will put you and your loved ones in good stead when the need for healthcare cover arises – a time none of us enjoy contemplating. “In Limpopo, 8.6 percent of the population had medical scheme coverage, according to the most recent General Household Survey published by Statistics South Africa,” notes Mark Arnold, Principal Officer of Resolution Health Medical Scheme (Resolution Health). “The same national survey found that more than 96 percent of Limpopo households use cellphones. As is the case with weighing up the relative value and merits offered by different cellphone plans to match our mobile phone needs, Resolution Health encourages consumers to look carefully at the merits of different medical scheme benefit options to find the one that suits them best. “When choosing a cellphone contract a person is likely to consider what they want and need in terms of airtime, mobile data, and phone features and temper this to match what their budget can stretch to. Similarly, when choosing a benefit option for healthcare cover, it is important to ensure that your medical scheme is not only offering you affordable cover, but richness of benefits as well,” explains Arnold. Understand what you are paying for “Invest some time in carefully going through the paperwork to ensure you understand what is on offer. Do not ever skip the fine print. While it may not make for riveting reading, it is imperative that you are familiar with all the details of what you are signing up for. Knowing what you have bought will ensure that you are not left red-faced and out of pocket for costs that may not be covered on the option you select,” Arnold advises. As in the analogy of the cellphone contract, you may want to find a cheap deal but, when examining what the contract entitles you to, find that it may . . .
Muruti Development, a property development company in Hoedspruit is giving property investors the opportunity to buy vacant land in a big 4 game reserve at exceptional prices. The development of 3300 ha forms part of the 15000 ha Blue Canyon Concervancy area and is a huge attraction for local and international tourists according to sales and marketing manager, Werner Muller. The concervancy area hosts more than 40 mammal species, more than 300 bird species and more than 50 bushveld tree species. The Concervancy also forms part of an internationally UN recognized Kruger to Canyon biosphere and is very close to the world famous Kruger National Park. In this Concervancy you will be forced to relax and merely enjoy all that is around you. Prices starting from R265000 per 1 ha stand. Visit our website for more information. Additional images available on request. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Small and medium enterprises have much to gain from holistic solutions The economy of any area and its community’s health directly influence each other. Given the fact that this province’s unemployment rate increased 3.9% year-on-year1, the onus is on every company in Limpopo to grow their business’s wealth and employees’ health, thereby swelling the prosperity of the region. This is because employers contribute to the wellbeing of the community through providing employment, according to behavioural psychologist Dr Jacqui Joubert, Director of Agility Channel. “Where a company’s competitiveness and profitability is threatened, job security is jeopardised and this can have significant fallout for the socio-economic health of communities with an increased likelihood of social ills, such as crime and substance abuse.” “A second contributing factor is that small and medium enterprises feel the burden of employees on sick leave, or who are not giving their all, more acutely than large corporations do and this can have significant consequences for a company’s bottom line. Conversely, employees who feel valued and engaged tend not only to have better productivity levels, but frequently demonstrate a more proactive and innovative approach to their work, which can have untold benefits for their employers and the community as a whole. In order to remain competitive smaller businesses, which contribute significantly to employment in the region, must maintain a dedicated, inspired and productive workforce. With ever-increasing competition, however, employers are seeking solutions to keep their businesses sustainable. “When we look at some of the main factors affecting the productivity of individual workers, themes of ill health and poor management of chronic disease; substance abuse and emotional problems, including financial stress, are recurrent problems. Another key aspect often stems from employees feeling undervalued, and they may – either consciously or . . .
Ubique Auctioneers of South Africa are looking to go nationwide and even international with new online timed auctions of exclusive properties. Auctions are a great way for individuals and investors to get great deals on exclusive items. Increasingly auctions are now taking bids online as well as in person, the increasing popularity of this format has led to online exclusive auctions from some of the world’s biggest auctioneers. South Africa’s Ubique Auctioneers is the latest to introduce this format, with unique timed and live online auctions available to bidders worldwide. Ubique will be launching their new format with five impressive properties to bid on this 11th to 15th of April 2016. The first of the property auctions offers an impressive 671-hectares (1658 acres) of prime game reserve, which forms part of the core Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site. On this site, many rock formations can be found resulting from a meteorite which hit the earth two billion years ago. The Rondekop Game Farm has an abundance of game, including 3 Giraffes, 138 different species of birds and no less than 72 species of indigenous trees. The second and third lots are more traditional properties, offering sea views as breath-taking vistas in Kleinmond, South Africa. The fourth lot is a beautiful development property 500m from Kleinmond lagoon, which also offers an unrestricted sea view, while the fifth lot offers a modern vacation home situated in the Parys Gold and Country Estate and is sure to attract a few investors. A spokesperson for Ubique Auctioneers explained, “We are excited to be able to offer these amazing properties exclusively online through our new timed auction format. This enables individuals to place a bid at any time before the deadline, just like they might on eBay, in order to secure the very best deal possible on these amazing opportunities. Our new Ubique Online website will feature some of the very best lots we have available to test the strength of . . .
Digital has given rise to new forms of communication, new possibilities and of course, a new kind of specialist. One such specialist is online marketing company iLead Online, which on 11 March 2016 officially became part of the et al Group, adopting the et al appellation to become iLEAD et al. To celebrate this momentous move, Dr Gustav Puth, the Managing Director of STRATEGY et al, as well as Google’s Country Director, Luke McKend, both shared their vision of the future. Dr Puth highlighted the importance of a good strategy and taking action, because well begun is half done. The strategy behind the joint venture is to take iLEAD et al to the next level, combining the experience of our Google-certified and award-winning team of search engine experts, YouTube maestros and engaging content generators, with all that the rest of the et al Group has to offer…which is quite a lot. Considering the good relationship that iLEAD et al has with Google, Luke McKend was more than happy to share what the future holds for online marketing. He emphasised the importance of using new possibilities to position your brand within your target audience, including the newly updated Search Voice app, which allows you to search for any product or service by using a simple voice command or question. Managing Director of iLEAD et al, Johann Nortje, says this relationship will quickly become a force to be reckoned with. “Together we have a bigger share of voice, vastly improved economies of scale and the ability to cater for every need an advertiser might have. In fact, the term 'through-the-line’ takes on a whole new meaning in the et al Group,” he adds. The et al Group comprises various et al companies that constitute – what could best be described as – a consolidation of specialist marketing services into a single brand platform. In this group is the DIGITAL et al cluster of four companies which, as the name suggests, is the specialised digital arm of the group. With a . . .
Get a flu vaccination to guard against the most virulent strains Alarming statistics highlighting that flu and pneumonia are the leading underlying natural cause of death among the people of Limpopo have prompted a leading healthcare administrator and medical scheme to urge the people of the region to protect themselves against influenza this coming winter. “The last three consecutive annual Mortality and Causes of Death in South Africa studies, conducted by Statistics South Africa, revealed that this common ailment and its associated complications are cause for great concern,” says Dr Jacques Snyman, Director of Product Development at Agility Global Health Solutions [Africa]. “The change in seasons often corresponds with an increase in flu cases, which can lay even the healthiest individuals low for up to two weeks and may result in dangerous complications, including pneumonia,” he notes. “People with underlying health conditions, such as heart or lung conditions, and immune compromised patient, including those who are HIV-positive or have cancer for example, may be more susceptible to contract pneumonia and even die of flu.” He asserts that getting a flu vaccine offers considerable protection against most flu strains. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States corroborates this and recently confirmed that the vaccine meaningfully reduces hospitalisation and death rates, especially in at-risk patients. It also reported that vaccination is a cost-effective counter-measure to seasonal outbreaks of flu. “We therefore urge the people of Limpopo, and South Africans in general, to take precautions against spreading the virus and to consider having the flu vaccination. For most people, contracting flu is an unpleasant experience from which we recover within a few days or, at most, two weeks. However, children under the age of five, the elderly, HIV-positive individuals, diabetes and asthma sufferers, among others, may be at . . .
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. . . .