With seven incredibly successful performances in three provinces, the award winning production is now heading to the ‘province of the rising sun’ for an uplifting performance of their latest album release titled, Joyous 20 at the Banquet Hall in Middelburg. MTN Joyous Celebration is proud to announce that on Friday, 1 July and Saturday, 2 July, Mpumalanga fans will get an opportunity to be a part of a spiritually enriched two-night musical experience that has become synonymous with the internationally acclaimed gospel ensemble. Recently winning this year’s SAMA award for ‘Most Selling DVD, for the fourth consecutive year, fans can attest to the production’s ability to appeal to a much broader musical palate with its arrangement of cross-genre sounds. From their majestic vocals and harmonies, to their signature dance moves and world-class costumes, fans are invited to come and enjoy an enthralling two days of fellowship, praise and worship, in true MTN Joyous Celebration fashion. “Our loyal fans in Mpumalanga have relentlessly given us tremendous support over the years and to be able to increase our reach is quite an honour. There is no better way to show our gratitude than to kick-off the month of July with a double, soul-watering musical treat from Mzansi’s favourite Gospel group. This is definitely one winter weekend, local fans won’t want to stay in”, commented co-founder, Lindelani Mkhize. Tickets to the two-day concert taking place on Friday, 1 July and Saturday, 2 July at the Banquet Hall are now available at Computicket from R200. Join the conversation on the MTN Joyous Celebration social platforms; Facebook: My Joyous Celebration and Twitter: @JoyousSA Tour Date Banquet Hall, Middelburg, Friday, 1 July 2016 at 19:30 PM and Saturday, 2 July 2016 at 19:30 PM CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
A festival of talent will be on display when finalists selected from 63 schools in Mpumalanga take part in a school version of “South Africa’s got Talent” in Acornhoek on June 15. Titled the Old Mutual Ubuntu Earth Festival, the competition is designed to encourage learners to explore, understand and protect the environment. The judges will rate the learners on how effectively they weave in a key Ubuntu Earth challenge or opportunity (social or economic) into their performance. The acts can either be a song (solo, group and choral) or poetry (classic and free-style). Following the regional talent search (auditions), during which about 63 local schools are invited to submit Ubuntu Earth performances for adjudication. The 63 performances will be whittled down to between 10 and 15, and those acts are the ones that will take part in the regional festival. Old Mutual sponsorship manager Bandile Mngoma says: “We’re excited about this opportunity to help raise awareness of environmental issues among our youth through the performing arts.” He adds that he looks forward to seeing how the students creatively interpret and engage with the environment theme. Venues for the regional competitions: 15 June 2016 – Acornhoek, Mpumalanga 9 August 2016 – Magaliesberg, Gauteng CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Get a flu vaccination to guard against the most virulent strains As South Africa heads for winter, the change in seasons often corresponds with an increase in cases of influenza, commonly referred to as flu. Flu can lay low even the healthiest individuals for up to two weeks and may result in dangerous complications, including pneumonia. This is borne out in the most recent Mortality and causes of death in South Africa study released by Statistics South Africa, which indicated that influenza and pneumonia, as a single category, was Mpumalanga’s third leading cause of death, after tuberculosis and HIV-related disease. “Resolution Health Medical Scheme is committed to helping members to protect themselves from illness wherever possible, and paying attention to seasonal and emerging health trends forms an integral part of this,” says Principal Officer of Resolution Health, Mark Arnold. For this reason, Resolution Health rolled out a SMS campaign to encourage members to protect themselves against these potentially dangerous illnesses by having flu vaccines. “For this reason, members whose benefit options provide for the vaccine were encouraged via SMS to have the flu vaccination. Members who were identified as being at particularly high risk of falling ill also received SMSes, alerting them that flu vaccine cover at approved providers has been unlocked to help protect them from the flu and its related complications during the winter months,” says Arnold. Dr Jacques Snyman, Director of Product Development at Agility Africa, Resolution Health’s administrator, says that flu is a common ailment at this time of the year, which can lead to secondary infections and some dangerous complications. This is demonstrated by the fact that, at national level, flu and pneumonia were recorded as the second major cause of death in the Statistics South Africa statistical publication. Dr Snyman notes that there is scientific evidence to support the value of flu . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
Summary of Switch and Save Photo: Whitehart Delivering a world-class customer experience and managing large-scale digital signage networks has just become a lot simpler with the launch of Public Display Technologies’ (PDT) ‘Switch and Save’. Switch and Save allows you to manage your digital signage network at a much lower operational cost while enjoying the benefits of this technology. PDT is offering an exclusive digital signage contract where no swop-out labour and media player hardware fees are charged. With this offer ending on 31 December 2016, PDT uses the latest media player technology that eliminates the cost of software and licensing fees in this 3 year contract. This exclusive contract applies to companies with large-scale digital signage networks. PDT will complete the installation within 35 working days and limited costs will apply if additional hardware is added onto a current 3 year contract. To book a site visit, calculate the potential savings or for more information, please contact PDT on 0861 123 738 or firstname.lastname@example.org Demos available on request. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Nelspruit's Innibos Festival, from July 1 to 4, is bringing Lowvelders the best in Afrikaans music, featuring Theuns Jordaan, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Bok van Blerk, Kurt Darren, Laurika Rauch, Karin Zoid and Nicholis Louw. The Drostdy-Hof tent is another attraction where visitors can savour its tasty and versatile range of vibrant, fruity wines, served in a trendy but super-comfy wine bar with loads of seating. This is where the scene will be set for some real South African moments during the festival. Even if the music's not for you, there will be a selection of theatre, cabaret, literature and visual arts to enjoy, along with a variety of food, drink and craft stalls. The Innibos Festival will run from 10:00 to 00:00 on each day of the festival taking place at Hoërskool Bergvlam in Nelspruit. Tickets are available from Computicket (www.online.computicket.com). Prices range between R90 to R160 per person and include access to all performances taking place on the festival grounds. Pensioners get a special discount of R50 per person on Thursday, July 2, only. Golden circle tickets are available at an extra cost for the headline acts on the main concert stage. Please note that these seats are limited. For more information, go to www.innibos.co.za or contact the festival office on 013 741 5294/5. Drostdy-Hof is a great favourite from South Africa to northern Europe. Refreshing and rounded, the delicious wines offer typical South African generosity from the first sip. Visit www.drostdyhof.com/za for more on the brand. Follow Drostdy-Hof on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DHWines) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DrostdyHofSA). Join the conversation using: #RealWineRealMoments #Festivals Author: Drostdy-Hof Wines (Release submitted) Drostdy-Hof Wines & Innibos National Lowveld Arts Festival from Drostdy-Hof and Innibos. More Info link: http://www.innibos.co.za Twitter: www.twitter.com/DrostdyHofSA Facebook: www.facebook.com/DHWines Images: For . . .
Rivalry at Redstar Raceway for the AutoTrader SupaDrift Series The 28th February and the 1st of March will see South Africa’s own AutoTrader SupaDrift Series hit the Redstar Raceway, Mpumulanga, for the very first time. Traditionally a bike track, Redstar Raceway will welcome drifters with hair-raising speeds. Drivers are expected to hit 140km p/h before locking their tyres and engaging the drift. Fresh from a 2014 overall win, superstar Wade van Zummeren is back to fight for his title. Right behind him is notorious 2013 champion and last year’s runner up, Jason Webb. Webb will be debuting a brand new Nissan S13 200SX. A crash while up against Van Zummerman took Webb out of last year’s final, making their top of the table battle one to watch. 17-year-old Mariska Dyke from Nigel is expected to make her maiden appearance and will set the record for SA’s youngest lady ever to hit the tar in the competition. Mpumalangans are in for an epic weekend of massive motorsport action. Tickets: Available at the door for R80 for adults and R50 for children. Date: 28 February and 01 March 2015 Venue: Redstar Raceway, Delmas, Mpumulanga The SupaDrift Series ‘sideways craze’ is the art of powersliding through corners at ultra high speeds. A modern motorsport phenomenon, the AutoTrader SupaDrift Series events are geared for the whole family. For those unable to make it to the track, the entire Series will also be streamed LIVE via http://www.supadrift.co.za/watch-live.html For more information visit www.supadrift.co.za or follow the series on Facebook: SupaDrift Series and Twitter: @SupaDriftseries Author: Darren Lewis from Images: For high res version/s of Two image/s please contact: . Event Flyer Photo: Wade Van Zummeren in action Photo: Photo by Dave Nisbet CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Security estate homes are in such great demand in the Nelspruit area that over 70% of the first phase of the newly launched Chestnut Valley estate was sold within the first two months of entering the market. This is according to Maurice Lodewick, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Lifestyle Estates Nelspruit, whose office services Nelspruit and the surrounding areas. He notes that Chestnut Valley offers buyers medium-sized, freestanding homes within the confines of a secure, walled perimeter. “Ranging in price from around R1.4 million to R1.65 million, this security estate offers those seeking peace of mind a well-priced option located in one of Nelspruit’s popular upmarket suburbs known as Sonheuwel Ext 1. Its location and the fact that it is priced right has led to the estate being among the most highly sought-after within the Nelspruit area, with many buyers interested in purchasing a property here,” says Lodewick. Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that demand for security estate living is not isolated to just Nelspruit. He points out that security is often a deciding factor in where buyers choose to live, which why demand for secure estate living has seen a massive increase over the last few years. “In fact, several developments have been launched to address the large number of buyers seeking these kinds of properties. The demand for these homes has made them excellent investments, with many offering a healthy return over the medium to long term.” According to Lodewick the homes within the estate comprise three bedrooms, two bathrooms with an additional guest bathroom, a lounge, dining area, kitchen with a scullery, covered patio with a built-in-braai and a double garage. The homes range from around 193m2 to 203m2 in size and are built on stands averaging approximately 500m2, which are walled or fenced. Aside from the security aspect contributing to the estate’s popularity, Lodewick says that other draw cards include the development’s . . .