Johannesburg - 03/16/2018. 7 ways you can be a green hero. By Penny Ntuli, communications director of Tetra Pak South Africa It seems nowadays everyone is talking about climate change and how important it is to protect the environment. But what can we actually do about it? Governments and businesses focus on long term, sustainable solutions but it’s not just their job to save the environment that we all rely on. We all live on planet Earth and it’s our job to help protect it for our children and their children. That’s why our packaging containers use only natural, renewable, and recyclable resources to help leave future generations a clean and safe environment. Businesses like ours, and governments, can make a really big impact in making the world a better place for all but it’s everyone’s mission to contribute. Here are seven small ways you can actively take part to help make a big difference: Contribute to the recycling movement Probably the easiest way to help is to recycle – it’s the commonest environment friendly action that people perform. It means you can avoid overusing valuable natural resources and start separating garbage by putting aside carton packages for recycling. Check your labels Many companies like ours try to make going green a viable option for you by using products made from natural, renewable, and recyclable resources. We let you know by marking the product packaging so that all you have to do is check the package when you’re at the supermarket. Look for the sign that it’s made from easily bio-degradable materials or to see if they originate from forests that are managed in sustainable ways that protect trees for the future. We mark this with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label. It’s proof that the product you are buying is made using wood from responsible sources. Turn off your lights and taps when not in use It’s super easy – and super effective – to make sure your lights are off when you leave a . . .
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 15 March 2018 In the era of communication and collaboration, noise reaches everywhere, including your bottom line. In today’s open offices, noise is the biggest distraction to getting work done. Modern work spaces promote collaboration but in increasingly crowded spaces, the sounds created by hard surfaces and fewer walls can make it hard to focus. Plantronics brings immersive headsets along with an intelligent multi-sensory experience that uses natural sounds and complementary visuals to dynamically adapt to distracting speech and ever-changing noise to keep an office in tune. Hero Solutions: Voyager 6200 UC, Voyager Focus UC, Blackwire 5200, Savi 700 For on-the-go workers, which we’re seeing more and more of, even in South Africa, noise in mobile environments makes it difficult for them, and their teammates back in the office, to hear, be heard and connect to what matters most. For this type of work style, Plantronics has products that easily connect to multiple devices and cancel out noise on both sides of the conversation. Hero Solutions: Voyager 8200 UC, Voyager 5200 UC, Voyager 6200 UC In contact centers, noise is a huge problem. With so many conversations happening at once, focus can sometimes falter, employee comfort can drop, and the security of sensitive customer information could potentially be compromised. Plantronics has purpose-built headsets designed for the Contact Center, but with hundreds – even thousands of headsets to manage, dealing with individual needs can be labor-intensive. Through SaaS, Plantronics delivers insights, simplifies headset adoption and lets IT respond to needs without interruption to the CX, all from one place. Hero Solutions: Encore Pro 500/700, Manager Pro Wherever work happens, noise stands in the way. With Plantronics’ portfolio of collaboration solutions, it doesn’t have to. For more information or sales questions, contact one of our authorized local South African . . .
GAUTENG, PRETORIA, - Toyota #Warrior3, powered by Reebok, is coming to Tierpoort Adventure Farm in Tierpoort, situated just outside Pretoria East, so if you want to get out and enjoy the outdoors while getting a serious workout in, it may be high time you look into signing up for an obstacle course race. This full, two-day event, happening on the 17th and 18th March 2018, will have the three traditional Warrior distances: 15km Black Ops with 35 Obstacles, 10km Commando with 22 Obstacles, 5km Rookie with 15 Obstacles, plus Reebok sprint races over the 2 days - individual sprint race on Saturday and team sprints on the Sunday. This venue is a trail runner’s dream. The hilly and technical terrain will take warriors over some of the best trails that Gauteng has to offer, but if you are like most of us and don’t really enjoy running, the appeal of obstacle course racing, to most, is that you hardly notice you're running, because you're more focused on dealing with intense, oftentimes military-inspired obstacles that will challenge your mind and body. Every race at Warrior is all about having a good time with your friends and making your weekend fun and active. Mud Monster, Eliminator, Terminator, Intimidator and Maze are just a few of the names given to obstacles at this family-friendly event, which gives anyone and everyone the chance to experience the thrill of Obstacle Course Racing, the fastest growing sports code in the country. Some of the highlights over the weekend include a brand-new Tower of Rage; it’s tall and scary. The much-loved Mud Monster will now be the all-new Mud Mile – the clue is in the name. The short, sharp Reebok Sprint Races, which are really exciting to watch but very tough to do, will be a little longer at 250m with 10 obstacles, a few of which will be natural. This is considered to be the best sprint course yet by the organisers. There will be two kids races on Saturday and on Sunday. WarriorRic will start the kids off under . . .
REMOVE ME: Mahala Will Louis JR Tshakoane Prove Critics Wrong, Is Undercover Millionaires Legit? Louis JR Tshakoane, the founder and President of Undercover Millionaires Currency has come under a lot of pressure in 2017 from his competitors and investors. Beefing with FOREX trader Andile Mayisela in the Daily Sun to question marks being raise by some of his 25000+ odd investors of the UMC crypto-currency. This article is dedicated to looking deeper into his legitimacy as a South African entrepreneur. He came under fire when many viewers of VUZU TV saw his lavish lifestyle on national reality show Rich Kids at the end of 2016. After the launch of his Crypto Currency during April 2016, business for him began to boom. With a massive following of 1,500,000+ media followers glued to his every Facebook and Instagram posts. Since Bitcoin has become a craze in South Africa many people have taken interest in the FOREX market with traders such as Jason Noah of FOREX KINGS and Jabulani "Cashflow" Ngcobo who are well known for hosting training sessions and seminars charging the public to learn how to trade. Other prolific traders who have also come under immense pressure over recent years include Prince NRB, Ref Wayne who also founded his own Crypto-Currency called Pipcoin in early 2016 that is no longer functioning or tradable. Sandile Shezi the self proclaimed Millionaire and founder of Global Forex Institute has also taken jabs at other forex traders with much less ethical ways of doing so in the fear of competition as seen on his many Instagram feuds with Ashley Hastibeer of GoForex. Sandile Mantsoe, Trillion Dollar Legacy Binary Options Forex Trader who infamously killed his Girlfriend is now facing life in prison and has given the trading circles a bad reputation for the fast life. Louis-Jr Tshakoane travelled around the world from South Africa to Dubai and London preaching the gospel that his UMC crypto-currency can make them Millionaires. Many of whom his . . .
Johannesburg 09 March 2018 - ZUI, an independent fashion retailer with stores in Johannesburg and Tshwane launched their autumn 2018 collection in store and nationally online. The ZUI Autumn 2018 collection explores trends that reflect individual style including rich winter hues, buckle detailing, For women, sheer ruffle adorned blouses, wrap dresses; velvet and silk are set against denim jackets, skirts and trousers. Track tops are no longer confined to the stadium – they’re the new closet staple and paired with a pair of jeans, provides a relaxed look. “We are proud to launch our autumn campaign, it represents who our brand is and shows how fashion is vehicle for self-expression,” says, Shiraz Tayob CEO and Founder of ZUI. “We aimed to portray a wide array of influences that would appeal to our client base. The ZUI Group also announces the launch of the new ZUI e-commerce platform; live from 12 March 2018 it will be available on zui.co.za. The highly customised and localised e-commerce platform is a major step forward in ZUI’s digital strategy. The product offering available on the new zui.co.za website will cater to individual markets, giving customers the freedom to shop anytime and anywhere. The ZUI Autumn 2018 Collection launches in store on Friday, 02 March 2018 and online and will be available in stores globally on Thursday, July 27, 2017. About ZUI ZUI is a boutique fashion brand founded in 2009 that delivers high-quality fashion and ready-to-wear collections that are premium, yet accessible. ZUI ticks all the fashion boxes when it comes to a core collection, tailored dresses and boardroom classics. ZUI is quality driven, trendy, yet classical clothing for women providing the woman style at affordable prices. For more information and the ecommerce platform go to www.zui.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Zui Autumn 2018 Launch here: http://www.zui.co.za . . .
Celebrate Easter with your family at The Plettenberg, on Sunday 1 April. Bring the whole family to feast on a delightful three-course lunch, at a cost of R350.00 per person at 12:30 and the kids can enjoy our special Kid’s menu at R185 per person. The kids will be pleasantly entertained with a fun Easter Egg hunt at 15:00. This special menu offers choices such as: Sweet Potato, Cumin and coconut soup or Martha’s Cape Malay pickled fish as a starters, Roasted Cumin and Coriander crusted Beef Sirloin or Roasted free-range Chicken or Pan-Fried Potato Gnocchi as the main course, and finally Dark Chocolate Fondant or Frozen Lemon mousse for dessert. The kids have a choice of: Roger Rabbit’s Chicken & Pineapple Skewers, Bugs Bunny Beefy Bolognaise Filled Tacos, Thumper’s Tagliatelle Carbonara, Peter Rabbit’s Crispy Calamari, for their main course, and Chocolate Brownie or White Chocolate Crème Brûlée for dessert. SeaFood at THE PLETTENBERG - 40 Church St, Plettenberg Bay CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
If you were going to make an effort for the Oscars, this Sunday’s one should probably be it - their 90th anniversary. West Pack Lifestyle will help you set the scene. But first, popcorn! In the true spirit of Oscar night, what's the moves without popcorn, right? There's nothing cheaper, or more fun, so create a DIY popcorn bar of different flavours. The most affordable way to serve them without compromising on your fun movie night feel is in old-school brown paper packets (R23.90 for 50 Brown Paper Packets S08) and stock up on popcorn sprinkles (available in 150g packets, R14.90 each from your nearest West Pack store in flavours like sour cream and chives, fruit and chutney, butter and cheese). Cajun Popcorn: Combine a pinch each of salt, pepper, ground cumin, garlic powder, dried basil, dried thyme, paprika and cayenne pepper, and add to melted butter. Place air-popped corn in large bowl and toss in seasoning mixture to coat Parmesan Popcorn: Combine equal quantities grated Parmesan cheese and melted butter with a dash each of Italian herbs and salt. Pour over warm air-popped corn and toss to coat. Cinnamon Popcorn: Place 8 cups air-popped corn in a baking pan. In a small bowl, mix 1 lightly beaten egg white, ½ cup (125ml) sugar, 1 tsp (5ml) cinnamon and pinch of salt. Add to popcorn and bake in preheated 150°C oven, 20 minutes. If you're thinking plain popcorn, we'll let you off the hook, but only if you dress it up with fun popcorn themed buckets! The final (starry) touches An Oscars party wouldn't be complete with stars! This recipe for star shaped chips could be used for anything really - just pop into your nearest West Pack store to choose from a variety of star shaped cookie cutters (from R22.90 to R64.90). Unleash your crafty DIY side with these Starry Sparkles - perfect for decorating your tables, menus or faces - sure your brain is already ticking over with a few ideas (R24.90 for 8 mini bottles). Find your nearest West Pack . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 26 February 2018 – As leaders in the world of facilities management, Servest rely on the use of water as a key resource to deliver their core services, these include, Cleaning, Landscaping, Catering, Office Plants and Hygiene. “It was therefore an imperative for Servest to consider the conservation of water as a vital resource that is leaning towards almost becoming a scarcity – this is certainly the case in Cape Town at the moment” says, Abubakr Hattas, Group Business Improvement Specialist. One of Servest’s main policies and strategy is to approach environmental sustainability through innovation. One example of this is their Office Plants Division, who has modified their interior plants operation. “We have changed the types of plants in the working environment, by replacing all plants that require a high water intake with harder, sustainable, water wise plants. These plants require less than one litre of water every 6-8 weeks, and if the environmental conditions are applicable, some plants only require water once every 3 months”, says Kumuran Pillay, National Sales and Marketing Director, Office Services. It could be argued that office plants are not important, however the need for plants in offices is greater now than before. It positively affects the atmospheric conditions in the work environment of businesses. Plants remove harmful, volatile compounds (VOCs), such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air by as much as 70% in a 24 hour period and plants convert this into oxygen and water too, for the plants’ own nutritional needs. Plants eliminate carbon monoxide from indoor areas, the absence of which certainly impact human attention, concentration and the overall health of people. Indoor plants also stabilise humidity by 30-60%, creating a more comfortable and healthy work environment, benefitting office workers’ general well-being in many ways, such as minimising throat dryness, preventing headaches, dry skin and fatigue, . . .
Does Transnet once again want to make the NPA the laughing stock of the city? Port of Port Elizabeth's answer to threat from the city and it's citizens around the Manganese Ore pollution On Saturday 17 February at 12:58 the TNPA released a press statement on the “impending eviction of the Algoa Bay Yacht Club” - a Port of Port Elizabeth based sailing club that has been in existence for close on 60 years providing sail training, regattas and safe haven for local and international sailors along with access to what has been described as the best sailing waters along the African Coast. ABYC has been attempting to get the TNPA in front of the Port Regulator since 2009 when the club submitted a complaint over an unfair 61% rental increase. On Friday morning 23 February 2018 the TNPA have been summonsed to appear in court to answer the ABYC's Notice of Motion interdicting the TNPA from issuing a Warrant of Eviction. ABYC will be asking the honourable court to rule that ABYC be entitled to continue occupying the premises pending a determination by the Port Regulator on 20 March 2018. On 23 August 2017, before High Court proceedings, the TNPA - represented by TNPA Legal Officer, Justin Uren, Advocate Ntsepe, Attorney Nash Vandayar and Port Manager, Rajesh Dana - and ABYC - represented by Attorney Gerald Friedman, Advocate Albert Beyleveld, ABYC President Sean Wiseman and ABYC Commodore Alan Straton - agreed that until such time as a new tenant had been allocated the premises occupied by ABYC, pursuant to a lawful tender, ABYC could remain in occupation and would be afforded two months notice to vacate if ABYC were unsuccessful in tendering. It would appear that the TNPA's representatives at the time have suffered amnesia over this agreement and could have been devious in their handling of the matter. Despite being asked in numerous forms and by numerous persons the TNPA has remained silent on whether a tender has been awarded. On 16 February 2018 . . .
The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) released a media statement on Saturday 17 February 2018 stating that the Algoa Bay Yacht Club (ABYC) must move out of premises that the nearly 60 year-old club occupies within the Port of Port Elizabeth. The dispute centres around rental, non-payment of rental, assessment of rental far beyond the financial means of ABYC as a voluntary body and irregular rental increases. As in all disputes of this nature the cold hard facts are really around two issues: Who is the landlord? Who has the most money? The answers to both above are: TNPA Any realist will tell you that the person who 'owns' the land and has bottomless coffers will win any legal fight. Now this is where it gets interesting as the ABYC took the complaint over TNPA's unfair treatment to the Port Regulator for a decision rather than turning to the courts. The Port Regulator operates as the Ombudsman for TNPA and has ruled in the past on TNPA's irregular increase on Port Tarrifs, forcing the TNPA to back down and reduce tariffs on more than a few occasions. The path to getting a hearing in front of the Port Regulator has been beset with delaying tactics from the TNPA - the most severe of which being an eviction order accelerated after the ABYC won the first round in front of the Port Regulator. TNPA has been summonsed to appear in the Port Elizabeth, High Court on Friday 23 February at 9:30 am. ABYC first brought the complaint to the attention of the Port Regulator in November 2009. Delaying tactics, legal manouvering and actions like TNPA 'losing' the recorded minutes of the first pre-hearing all contributed to the wearing down of the then Executive Committees. A new Exco in 2014 made the decision to tackle this problem head on and find a solution as the continued friction between ABYC and TNPA was not a happy state of affairs. The continued friction between the parties contributed negatively to TNPA's stature as a caring . . .