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. . . .
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The Grow Your Business Expo brings together small business owners and corporate role players to communicate a process of helping to run and grow successful entities. Role players are provided with a platform to connect business owners with resources and tools needed to start, learn, manage and grow their companies. This will create employment and contribute positively to families and the community, which will ultimately increase the vitality of the local economy. The Grow Your Business Expo is the ideal opportunity for corporate role players to share their products and services that will match with small businesses that need access to skills, knowledge, finance and markets. Funama Productions CEO Masetha Serakoana says “the expo is a vital platform for small businesses to link with institutions offering funding, financial assistance and business related products and services. We will have representatives from the institutions presenting their company offerings. We will cater for one-on-one meeting sessions offering free advice and consultations with specialists during the expo. We will have free workshops, an area to share achievement stories and opportunities for corporate companies to showcase thriving SMEs that they have empowered. We thank Anglo American Platinum and Nedbank for supporting the expo." Entrance to the Grow Your Business Expo is R25.00 per person, doors open at 08h00 - at Jack Botes Hall, Polokwane on 21st July 2015. Author: Lesley Fahey from Funama Productions. More Info link: http://www.funama.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/FunamaBiz Facebook: https://facebook.comFunamaProductions Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Funama Productions. Finance Funding Franchise Photo: Funama Productions CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Defending champion David van Straaten will be striving for his hat-trick when he lines up for the 60km Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic, presented by ASG, near Bela-Bela on Sunday. This year, the feature race has been added to the line-up of seven events that make up the mountain biking arm of the new Bestmed National Cycling Series. Van Straaten has dominated the event, which traverses the 4 700-hectare Sondela Game Reserve in Limpopo, for the past two years. A former road rider, he has proved himself unbeatable on the flattish course that features testing sandy stretches of what route designer Melgard Meyer refers to as "horizontal climbing". "It's not too technically demanding and I'm strong on sand, so I'd say it suits me very well," said Van Straaten. He said the major challenge would come from within himself, as he had been battling flu in the lead-up to race day. "My fitness is not what it was in previous years but I will still give it my best shot to try and win." As team mechanic to the South African national cycling squads, Van Straaten has had his hands full off the bike this season. "I'm not on top form at this stage as I was more focused on this and opening a cycling shop as well." He will be looking forward to testing his legs in the 40km warm-up race on Saturday. Van Straaten's wife, Ronel, also has her sights set on a third consecutive victory in the women's race to complete a dominating double-header for their family. "My wife will be participating in both the 40km and 60km races but she is also sick with the flu. She really wants to make it a hat-trick too." He said the family-oriented nature of the two-day cycling festival kept them coming back. "We're proud of our results here as it's a sport we enjoy doing as a family; our 10-year-old son is also cycling. "It also gives us a chance to camp and enjoy time with friends and family." More than 1 400 riders of all ages are expected to participate in the . . .
Families looking for a bumper weekend of mountain biking and outdoor activities need look no further than the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic near Bela-Bela in Limpopo Province on June 27 and 28. The annual festival, which is billed as "the Bushveld's biggest mountain bike bash", offers a full line-up of family races on the Saturday before the serious racing gets underway with a 60km marathon on the Sunday. The latter, which forms part of the new Bestmed National Cycling Series presented by ASG, will see some of the country's top professionals do battle. Taking place on a 4 700-hectare nature reserve just 45 minutes north of Pretoria, the festival traditionally attracts around 1 800 riders across all events. Sondela group operations manager Melgard Meyer said the reserve would open its gates to participants and their families as day visitors, which is not generally permitted outside of scheduled events. "The most exciting part of this is to see how whole families take part in the riding," said Meyer. "To get the serious cyclists out here is awesome but our focus is to get families to come and enjoy the weekend." He said riding options for the latter included 40km, 20km and kiddies' events. As each race occupied its own timeslot, Meyer said adults could build their own mini stage race by choosing to do more than one. Three to five-year-olds will ride on a specially built 500m track, with a 5km single-track course available for children up to the age of eight. Meyer said special combination price packages were available for participants wishing to do the feature races on the Saturday and Sunday. As route director, he said he personally got on his bicycle every day to inspect the trails. Author: Coetzee Gouws from Full Stop Communications. More Info link: http://fullstopcom.com/media-room-mainmenu-18/features/1769-sondela-set-for-bushveld-s-biggest-mtb-bash.html Twitter: www.twitter.com/fullstop Facebook: Images: For high res version/s of . . .
The 3rd annual Funama Wedding & Bridal Expo will take place on Saturday, 28th March 2015 at the Jack Botes Hall in Polokwane Limpopo. The expo includes wedding gowns, groom suits, cakes, cosmetics, accessories, catering, beauticians, florists, photographers and many other wedding related services. Future brides, grooms and families looking for wedding service providers are in for a fun filled day with loads of ideas that will help turn their dream wedding into a reality. Legend Lodges, Hotels & Resorts is giving couples a chance to win a wedding venue of their choice in Limpopo. Other exhibitors are offering memorable prizes that include wedding gowns, groom suits, cakes, cosmetics and so much more. A ‘Sundowner Fashion Show with live music will be the finale to end the prestigious event. Entrance to the Funama Wedding & Bridal Expo for visitors is R50.00 per person, doors open at 9am. “The exhibition is a show of delightful wedding ideas all under one roof; this saves visitors hours of time spent travelling and searching for wedding suppliers. We promise a display of the best wedding products and services available. Visitors will be treated to an event filled with motivation and inspiration. This is also a perfect platform for small business owners to market and promote their services” says Masetha Serakoana, CEO of Funama Productions. Funama Productions is a media and communications company that specialises in exhibition production services focusing on projects that promote and empower small businesses. Author: Masetha Serakoana from Funama Productions. More Info link: http://www.funama.co.za Twitter: @funamabiz Facebook: www.facebook.com/funamaweddingexhibition Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Funama Productions. Funama Wedding & Bridal Expo CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .