Mustard Deli has developed a reputation for twisting the classics and will offer its interesting flavours and products to TOPS at SPAR Goodnight Market visitors at the Tramways Building in Port Elizabeth on Thursday. The handcrafted and home-grown local business, run by husband-and-wife team Anthony and Stephanie Liebetrau Vieira da Cruz, focuses on artisanal wholegrain mustards, jams and deli products with interesting flavours. Four years ago they began specialising in mustards and currently they produce more than 30 flavours, including their sugar-free range. "Signature mustards are roasted garlic and balsamic, spicy jalapeno, honey and whiskey, tequila and lime and our bacon, onion and whisky jam is legendary," said Anthony. He added that the latter top-seller took five hours to make and was originally developed to turn a plain burger into a gourmet burger. "All our products are made in small batches with quality ingredients and contain no preservatives, colourants, bulking agents or flavourants." He added that most of their mustards were vegan-friendly and all were hand-crafted from scratch. In May they introduced Mr Mustard Beard Oil as a new product range. "Two years ago I seriously started growing my beard," said Anthony, who has become known as Mr Mustard, The Mustard Man and lately The guy with the Beard and Mustards. "Complete strangers would walk up to me and ask what I used to make my beard. There's only so many times you can say that it's in the genes and I'm lucky that we realised it held an entrepreneurial opportunity." He said his wife decided it was time to create beard oil for "The Creature", as she called it. She had more than 15 years' experience working with organic and essential oils, as well as making her own products. "Our mustards are often bought as gifts, especially during November and December. The one thing we constantly hear is that there is a shortage of men's gifts. The beard oil just fits in with our . . .
The Electrical Contractor's Association for South Africa (ECA SA) showcased Port Elizabeth based Building Automation firm, BA Systems, in their October 2018 Magazine, Electrical Contractor. BA Systems scooped the ECA SA Presidential Award as the Best Contributor to Energy Efficiency following their project at the Product Testing Institute in the Coega IDZ, Port Elizabeth. This R4 Million project saw Building Automation Systems facilitate the installation of the building management system, and help the facility attain a 5 Star Green Star compliance rating. Green Star is a voluntary rating system for building projects, and is used to encourage the implementation of new and emerging technology, and to encourage a more environmentally friendly approach to designing and developing buildings. The Design phase of the Product Testing Institute building attained a 6 Star rating. The Product Testing Institute has been fitted with a modern building management system, which allows for cost efficient, environmentally friendly, automated management of the lighting, air-conditioning and blinds within the facility. Through the clever use of C-Bus and StruxureWare systems, Building Automation Systems was able to reduce power consumption by ensuring that lights and air-conditioners are not left on needlessly when an area is unoccupied. With the use of sensors located throughout the building that provide feedback to the building management system, it is possible for the building management and maintenance employees to monitor and keep track of the water, electricity and gas consumption, along with the amount of Solar Power generated. This information provides valuable insight into the cost of running and maintaining the facility. A record of environmental conditions is also maintained, with the current and previous day’s weather conditions being shown on the system monitor. The environmental factors will over time reveal the peak periods for Solar PV production, . . .
At the SPAR Eastern Cape Wheelchair Wednesday handover at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth yesterday were Spar EC sponsorship and events manager Alan Stapleton, Spar EC sponsorships assistant Debadene Baatjies, Nelson Mandela Bay MMC constituency services Itumeleng Ranyele, Nelson Mandela Bay deputy mayor Thsonono Buyeye, Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities chief executive Brian Bezuidenhout and wheelchair recipients Elizabeth Shadrach and Sitshaba Maqasha. The Wheelchair Wednesday campaign, sponsored by SPAR Eastern Cape, continues to make a massive impact within the physically disabled community, with 180 wheelchairs being handed over this year. Run each year in Nelson Mandela Bay by the Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities (APD), the project takes place each Wednesday in August when community and business leaders are invited to spend four hours in a wheelchair. For the first time this year a school became involved when Collegiate schoolgirls joined the project, creating the hope that more young members of the community will be part of the exercise in 2019. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness about the challenges those with mobility difficulties face in society, as well as generating funds to purchase wheelchairs and to support the APD's Work Centres for those with disabilities. APD chief executive Brian Bezuidenhout said they were thrilled to receive support for a second year from Network of Caring, who donated funds to purchase the wheelchairs. It all came to fruition at a function at the Nelson Mandela Stadium yesterday when a total of 150 wheelchairs were donated to those in need, while a further 30 will be handed over at Jeffreys Bay on October 25. "We were also able to raise funds totalling just over R460 000 for the APD Work Centres," said Bezuidenhout. He added that after seven years they had handed over more than 800 wheelchairs. "We have donated 818 wheelchairs during this period, . . .
This year's SPAR Eastern Cape Jason Kieck Fashion Extravaganza will see the top Port Elizabeth designer transport visitors to the mystical world of the Orient. The Whispers of the Orient-themed show promises to turn the Boardwalk Hotel and Convention Centre into an eastern wonderland on October 20. "I alluded to natural elements within the Orient, namely the peacock, koi and cherry blossoms. All these feature prominently in their art and culture," said Kieck. He added that the designs would represent a celebration of beauty within life and styling elements based on particular features of individual inspirations. "I've brought the theme into the designs through the feathers and colours of the peacock; the colours, surroundings and fluid movements of the koi; as well as the colours, petals and feminine tones of the cherry blossoms." With the Igazi Foundation - a non-profit organisation concerned with blood issues in the country - the beneficiary for the fifth year running, Kieck felt the theme fitted in perfectly with their vision. "Igazi is about life and helping people to fight for it. The same goes for the theme as all the inspirations show life in abundance, creation and the will to survive." The charity couture display and gala dinner will also treat the audience to soprano Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi performing pieces from the Japanese opera Madama Butterfly, while all-female Cape Town band 3 Tons of Fun will bring everyone onto the dance floor. Kieck felt last year's "Hope of Africa" show was a great success and helped open doors to future pathways of success. This year was the first time they had the opportunity to present the show in another city. "We always endeavour to ‘up the ante' and with the response from the Pretoria show we seem to have done that again this year. "Sun International offered me the Sun Arena to stage my event and this was a huge honour." Kieck described the upcoming evening as one of beauty, fun, heart-warming . . .
The Money Pouch - Automated Stock Trading App from Richard Malpass on Vimeo. A Free Stock Trading App for South Africans The Money Pouch is a free stock trading app that for beginners and professionals that can trade stocks on auto pilot for residents of South Africa. Accounts are managed by Hudson James Investment Management. The Money Pouch's Free Wealth Management App is gaining traction in South Africa where the Rand fell over 10% in one week in August against the US Dollar and slumped to a 2-year low. The Rand may face increased pressure as the US will further raise interest rates, strengthening the US Dollar and trade wars continue. The solution for South Africans is to invest in US Dollars via The Money Pouch. Interested investors can download the app for free and start trading in USD, GBP and EUR. The Money Pouch is a free stock trading app for beginners and professional traders. The Money Pouch is an offshore wealth management app capable of trading shares of ETFs automatically on a client's behalf. The aim is to deliver, stable, consistent returns over a five to ten year horizon. There are many successful roboadvisers in the US market such as Betterment.com and Wealthfront.com, but not in South Africa. TheMoneyPouch.com is looking to become the roboadviser of choice for residents of South Africa. The Money Pouch is a free stock trading app with low cost annual management fees to help clients trade stocks on auto pilot. The Money Pouch allows residents South African expats to set up a free stock trading account. Then, the accounts are managed for clients automatically by Hudson James Investment Management via pre-programed stock trading algorithms. A spokesman for The Money Pouch commented, "The team is excited to launch GBP & EUR strategies to complement the USD strategies that are already successfully being traded. The Money Pouch is a great, low cost solution for residents of South Africa. The Money Pouch now has over . . .
Port Elizabeth's Flourish Deli will introduce their plant-based, cruelty-free and environmentally friendly concept to TOPS at SPAR Goodnight Market visitors at the Tramways Building in Port Elizabeth on October 18. Phillipa Linder and Robyn Furstenburg, both 24, are the dynamic twosome focusing on a greener, kinder and healthier way to enjoy the way you eat. "Our ingredients are family secrets - just kidding, although there are some," said Furstenburg. "We specialise in all things plant-based, whether that be market meals such as our carrot hotdog and mushroom, lentil and walnut burger, or the dessert you crave after a meal, like our sticky-plum plant-based cheesecake." Furstenburg added that they would offer something else the market had been waiting for in the form of their deli goods. "These consist of a variety of different products ranging from a lentil pâté to a baked ‘cheese', a plant-based cream cheese or nut yoghurt, just to mention a few. "As Flourish progresses, so will our products. We are so excited about what the future holds for us," she said. Their partnership had worked from day one, according to Furstenburg. "It all started with a conversation during a walk on Sardinia Bay beach. Sharing a deep passion for plant-based food and a health-driven lifestyle with a little bit of a sweet tooth, we decided we'd like to take this passion to others and create a place for them to enjoy and share it with us. "We are excited to be able to express what can be done with simple vegetables in creating beautiful meals, deli items and sweet treats. Plant-based eating is very exciting once you get creative." The market was ideal for their products, she said, adding that they couldn't wait to start sharing their passion and creations with people. "What we love about the Goodnight Market is the diversity that has been created by the organisers. It caters for every type of taste and preference." Furstenburg said visitors could look . . .
With good preparation under their belts the Madibaz outfit are aiming for a spot in the top four when the inaugural Varsity Basketball tournament begins in Johannesburg this weekend. The competition takes place in its entirety at the Wits University Sports Hall, with the opening weekend of matches being played from today to October 7. It will be completed the following weekend, the climax coming with the final to be held on October 14. Madibaz Sport Basketball manager Bernard Petersen said there was an air of excitement in the Nelson Mandela University outfit's camp as they looked forward to demonstrating their ability on another level. "All of our players have competed in the University Sport South Africa weeks and the players are well prepared and eager to tackle the challenge presented by this event," he said. "The team is feeling confident and our preparations have been focused. We have set ourselves the goal of making at least the top four." He added that experienced players like Elton Mothibi and captain Sikumbuzo Dlamini would have important roles to play during the tournament. "Elton has competed in the Basketball National League and is a very good mentor for the young players. "Sikumbuzo, who has played alongside Elton for the past few years, knows what to expect and he has a good ability to keep the team motivated on and off the court." Petersen said their strength lay in their fitness and movement, with a quick transition game. "The team has been constantly training on a weekly basis for this tournament and I believe that good preparation is the key to success." He felt that the strength of the leagues in Gauteng would make teams such as Wits and Vaal University of Technology the strongest contenders for the title. "They do have a rigorous basketball programme, competing in various leagues. "We don't have that sort of experience, but I believe the youngsters will put up their hands and compete. "This is indeed an . . .
Kwikspace has been actively involved in contributing to educational infrastructure facilities’ development in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. Primarily an agricultural and industrial province, aging prefabricated school buildings in several of the province’s districts are being demolished to make way for brick and mortar-constructed replacements – a 24 to 30 month process. To ensure that learning continues unabated, Kwikspace was contracted by the Eastern Cape Education Department to provide interim modular classrooms to accommodate 1 700+ learners, as well as offices and other necessary infrastructure for seven schools. In another, almost concurrent, educational infrastructure project, Kwikspace was contracted by the Coega Development Corporation to provide appropriate and adequate school structures for 300 learners in a R7.8-million project called the Zamukhanyo Farm School. Located near Stutterheim, also in Port Elizabeth, Kwikspace mobile structures replaced the dilapidated rented farm building used by the school for a number of years. The Zamukhanyo project Zamukhanyo School now comprises eight 7 X 9 m classrooms with lighting, plug points, blackboards and pin boards; a fully functioning kitchen with amenities, administration block with appropriate electrification, Grade R classroom and ablution facilities, paved assembly and parking areas. The area dedicated to the Grade R structure also received a jungle gym. All earthworks formed part of the contract, as did civils, electrification and water and sanitation connections. “The site on which the school was developed has access to the municipal water and waste infrastructure,” explains Glen Moss, Eastern Cape Area Manager, Kwikspace. “So once the buildings were complete it was a simple matter of linking the school to the municipal system and tapping into the municipality-provided Eskom connection. This ensured that we provided a fully functioning school with all necessary amenities.” Site work . . .
Final Day Of The Billabong Junior Series presented by BOS – All The Results. Event: Billabong Junior Series Status: WSL JQS 1,000 rated events for U18 Boys & Girls, SAST events for U16 & U14 Boys & Girls, and U12 Boys & Girls. Venue: Seal Point, Cape St Francis, Eastern Cape Dates: September 28 – 30. Seal Point, Cape St Francis – Breezy onshore conditions and a slight surge in swell greeted competitors on the final day of competition at the Billabong Junior Series Finale, and the first heat of the day – the U12 Girls Final was sent straight out. Gabi Herbst was the surfer of the morning with a few incredible rides in the mixed up conditions, including an 8.0 ride for the title. Sarah Scott was the runner up. Kai Hall was the champion in the U12 Boys final, banking one huge score for two critical turns on a big set wave for a score of 9.33 and an unassailable lead, closely followed by Joel Fowles who surfed impressively on his backhand. The U14 Girls division was a slow heat, with low scores and at the end of the heat it was Aimee Du Preez who emerged as the winner, with Olivia Winter in second place. Luke Thompson caught 11 waves in his Final heat to defeat James Ribbink in what was an exciting and fast U14 Boys heat. Thompson’s strategy of hard and fast surfing, catch anything that moves proved to be the winning formula, with Ribbink Daniel Emslie and Brad Scott filling up the minor slots. As the tide dropped out and the onshore waves continued to pour through relentlessly, the U16 Girls headed out for their final, and it was an action-packed exchange, with three of the girls on their backhand and one on her forehand. Zoe Steyn emerged victorious with a safe win against her counterparts, with Kayla Nogueira, Ceara Knight and Caroline Brown in second, third and fourth respectively. The U16 Boys was another final dogged by few sets and low scores, with Tide-Lee Ireland snagging the win from York Van Jaarsveldt with a . . .
Event: Billabong Junior Series Status: WSL JQS 1,000 rated events for U18 Boys & Girls, SAST events for U16 & U14 Boys & Girls, and U12 Boys & Girls. Venue: Seal Point, Cape St Francis, Eastern Cape Dates: September 28 – 30. Seal Point, Cape St Francis – Excellent three-foot waves with offshore conditons greeted the surfers on day 2 of the Billabong Junior Series Finale pres. by BOS, and the Pro Junior divisions were sent straight out in the early morning light. It was high action from the get-go, and Bryce Du Preez and Calvin Goor were the Men’s standouts along with Ceara Knight and Zoe Steyn in the Women’s division. Steyn was awarded a 9,33 out of a possible 10 points for her best ride, in which she executed a series of radical turns along the inside, ending up on the rocks. “I just saw such a good section on that wave and managed to hook it all the way past the rocks,” said Steyn. “There wasn’t priority at that stage so I had to hussle a bit to get that wave.” In the U14 Boys James Ribbink dominated his heat and although it was a bit wave-starved he banked two good scores for the heat win. “There weren’t too many waves out there in that heat, so I got an insider just to quickly open up my score,” said Ribbink. “Then I saw another decent looking wave and paddled further out and got it. I managed a couple of carves on it and so had two decent scores quite early on in the heat.” Ribbink advanced along with Connor Slijpen. Other surfers who shone in this division were Christian Venter, an on-form Daniel Emslie, and Brad Scott. Ribbink went on to win his semifinal and will compete in the U14 Final tomorrow. In the highly competitive U16 Boys division Mitch Du Preez and York Van Jaarsveldt advanced to the Final, leaving Aya Gericke and Josh Daniel in their wake. The second Semifinal in this division was a close affair, with Tide-Lee Ireland winning ahead of Reilly Mare. Sam Bennie and Nathan Perris were both eliminated in the . . .