The SPAR NMMU Madibaz netball team continued their positive run in the third round of their 2015 Varsity Netball campaign by beating the Vaal University of Technology 70–29 at the NMMU Indoor Sports Centre on Monday. The Port Elizabeth side hold onto their third place spot in the overall standings after their second consecutive victory in this year's competition. Madibaz head coach and former SPAR Proteas player Dumisani Chauke said the hard work and dedication the girls had been putting in had shown in their performance. "Staying focused and maintaining a high work rate for 60 minutes is not to be taken for granted and the girls managed to do that on Monday." VUT were the acknowledged underdogs going into the match as they reside in the lower half of the University Sport South Africa league, while the Madibaz are in the top six, or Super League, in that competition. Chauke said that playing against a team from a lower division could sometimes be a trap as players could get carried away in thinking it was going to be easy. "But the Madibaz girls maintained a high standard of netball against VUT on Monday." While the home side's Eloise Webb walked away with the player of the match award, Chauke said netball was a team sport and that individual achievement was not possible without the support of the other players. "Our shooters shot well, our defenders turned ball after ball so it's hard for me to single out one player. Everyone played as a unit and complemented one another." She said that local support always boosted the team's performance when playing on their home court. "We would love to see all the netball fanatics in Port Elizabeth come out to support us when we play against Tuks at the end of the month. It is going to be a great game and the girls are ready for the challenge." Although it had been a strong start to the tournament for the Madibaz, Chauke said the team could not get ahead of themselves, especially this early in the . . .
Commitment to furthering science education in Africa Young learners in Gauteng invent their future at dedicated school robotics lab Outreach initiative to benefit a wider circle of learners Johannesburg, South Africa – Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services in the fields of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy & Building Technology, sponsors dedicated robotics lab at Deutsche Schule Pretoria (DSP, German School). The lab was officially inaugurated on 15 September 2015, in the presence of his Excellency, Mr. Walter Lindner, German Ambassador to South Africa and Dr. Markus Thill, President, Bosch Region Africa. Skills building through applied robotics from Kindergarten to High School “The DSP has shown forward-thinking by integrating robotics into its curriculum. The robotics teams have represented South Africa at the World Robot Olympiad, both nationally and internationally and their successes speak for themselves! Bosch is honoured to support the DSP’s robotics lab,” said Dr. Markus Thill. Robotics was introduced at DSP in 2011 and is available to learners from Kindergarten to High School, offering increasing levels of complexity. Kindergarten learners start out by building robots with Lego robotics kits, and then gradually progress to solving technical challenges such as having their robots play soccer or navigate uneven terrain. At a more advanced level, the youth learn programming skills. Bosch sponsors the Lego robotics kits, learners’ competition shirts, and supported the recent refurbishment of the lab facilities. Outreach initiative to benefit a wider circle of learners The school recently started an outreach initiative, making its robotics programme available to learners outside of DSP, in the Pretoria area and eventually beyond – empowering the next generation of Africans to invent their future. Warren Markley, Head of Robotics at the DSP, says: “We are very pleased to make robotics . . .
As time goes, more and more people choose non traditional african dresses for the biggest day of their life. Today, AdoringDress will introduce you the latest fashion wedding gowns style in South Africa. First, plus size mermaid gowns. As we all know, it is overwhelming when selecting bridal gowns especially for plus size ladies. Although there are many plus size wedding dresses on the market, but those gowns can not show the body shape of oversized women. So designers from AdoringDress belive that mermaid element should be added into these style of gowns. You can check the first image to have a little understanding. Second, maternity wedding dresses. This kind of dress has been popular in European countries. And as people being influenced by western culture, AdoringDress designers believe maternity wedding dresses would be the new trend in 2016 South Africa wedding dresses market. Please check the second photo about this style. As a wedding dress design team from Pretoria, we know the latest trend and will share with you. Stay tuned. Author: Fola Johankia from Adoring Dress. More Info link: http://www.adoringdress.co.za/wedding-dresses.html Images: For high res version/s of Two image/s please contact Adoring Dress. One shoulder mermaid wedding dress Photo: AdoringDress maternity bridal dress Photo: Pearl Mkangisa CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Grand Glam is a premium series of Women’s Day events designed to honor, celebrate and beautify women in a relaxed, beautiful secret location – where women meet to enhance their beauty. It is the intention of the Grand Glam Women’s Day event not only to showcase external beauty under the umbrella of the cosmetics industry, but also to provide focused guidance for women to mainstream their competitive advantage as effectively as possible. This will enable women to position themselves advantageously in the value chain of any project. Of course, our Grand Glam guests will also be networking with other women from different business and corporate sectors, learn more about how to care for their skin and enhance their image. Integral to the event will be presentations on personal investment and how one can protect and grow one’s assets. The upcoming event is in Pretoria Date: 09 August 2015 Time:Time: 12:00 - 15:30 The event will last a day and will feature different elements, such as: Advanced information regarding personal investment Colour Cosmetics master-class by professional celebrity stylist, skin care and make up artist Morag Steyn Healthy lifestyle talk by Tam de Vries Euphrates Deluxe Facial treatment by Euphrates Cosmetics Thai foot massage for the guests Image consulting for all the guests Networking and exhibition session RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org | 012 772 7877 |078 265 4130 Author: Tam de Vries from . More Info link: http://www.euphrates.co.za/#!grand-glam-womesday/c227u Twitter: https://twitter.com/Euphrates_SA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrandGlamWomensDay?ref=hl Images: For high res version/s of Three image/s please contact: . Grand Glam Women's Day Pretoria Photo: BB Creations Grand Glam 2015 Women's Day Photo: BB Creations Grand Glam Women's Day 9 August Photo: YouTube: CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
SA’s Ultimate Brand Ambassador (SAUBA) commenced filming for Season 2 of the reality and competition series to be broadcast on DSTV. SAUBA, a mentorship and leadership programme for women between the ages of 18 to 35, commenced the filming of Season 2 of the TV show over the weekend at the Manhattan Hotel in Pretoria CBD. The contestants, handpicked from a search that took place throughout South Africa in 2014, arrived at the Manhattan Hotel with no idea of what to expect, but with hope for the very best. SAUBA 2014 kicked off with a workshop, where the contestants were presented with information regarding what is expected from a brand ambassador. Furthermore, a representative from Head2Toe, Ms Morag Steyn, gave the ladies some make-up tips in order for them to put their best "face" forward. The contestants were immediately thrown into the deep end with a make-up challenge based on the tips they had received. They were required to present the results to the panel consisting of Mr Julian Rogers (MD: Quintessence Collections and SAUBA Season 1 and 2 Judge), Mr Sisa Salukazana (Director: Sibhushwana Cleaning Solutions and SAUBA Season 2 Judge), Guest Judge Ms Steyn and SAUBA Season 1 and 2 Host and Executive Producer, Tam de Vries. The aim of the show is to interlink social and corporate sectors while benefiting local communities and different charities. The drive of this reality competition is youth, social and economic development. So the contestants had to also present their action plans to the judging panel and answer a series of questions relating to their plans. On Sunday morning the contestants were placed into two groups and put through their paces with an ad challenge. They had to put together a concept for a commercial ad for Manhattan Hotel based on the offering of the hotel and interviews with staff members. The winning group was rewarded with a make-over and the opportunity to film the actual advert. The losing team had to say goodbye to one . . .
The grit and determination of the Gauteng mountain biking fraternity will be tested to the full when the Pretoria Boys High School 24-Hour Challenge takes place on Saturday, September 6. The fourth edition of this endurance event, presented by Barden Tyres, will once again roll out across the 85-acre campus in Brooklyn, southeast of the city centre. According to organiser Wynand de Villiers of ASG Events, up to 500 participants are expected to push the limits of their mental and physical staying power. "It's a unique experience – taking on a 24-hour challenge within the city limits," said De Villiers. "The course covers the school estate, taking riders between the historic school buildings, around the pristine sports fields and through its 100-year-old forests." He said solo riders and relay teams of two to eight participants would be required to cover as many laps of the 6km circuit as possible in the allotted timeframe. Last year's male and female solo winners were Christo van den Heever and Nicky Booyens. "Aside from negotiating the technical sections, riders have to manage their food and hydration levels and deal with factors such as fatigue and changing temperature and light conditions." De Villiers said a six-hour schools' challenge would be introduced this year in memory of former matric pupil and promising national cyclist Adam Reyneke, who was killed on a training ride four years ago. The Spur kids' races, for ages three to eight, would keep participants' younger siblings entertained, he said. "The kiddies' track will also be open after their race, so they can have fun throughout the event. In addition, we're launching a 24-hour corporate team challenge." As far as incentives were concerned, De Villiers said they would be giving away R10 000 worth of prizes to schools as well as products from Rudy Project and other items courtesy of the title sponsor. "Every entrant also receives a free T-shirt and event Buff. There's a . . .
Due to the current housing shortage in the area, prices in Pretoria Moot will escalate over the next 12 to 18 months, says Hendrik Havenga, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Blue Chip Realty, whose office services the Pretoria Moot and Akasia areas. According to Havenga, the Moot area is a safe, well-established one with very few new developments or properties available to buyers. He notes that due to the fact that there is not a lot of vacant land available, buyers who want to purchase property in the area are limited to existing properties. Havenga says that the shortage of properties, along with the fact that new developments in the area are scarce, will likely push the area’s property prices up in the near future. He points out that the large majority of properties in Moot are older, freestanding homes that are situated on large stands. “Many of the current homeowners have lived in Pretoria Moot for years, have paid off their bonds and can afford to renovate their homes. “This has been a trend that has developed in the area, along with the subdivision of the property. Often the only way that new buyers can find a piece of land on which to build is by purchasing a section of property from an existing homeowner,” says Havenga. “Much like the area, the consumers that buy in Pretoria Moot are established and conservative buyers looking for their ideal family home.” In contrast to Pretoria Moot, the suburb of Akasia is booming with new developments. “Developers are purchasing vacant land and introducing entry-level and mid-range homes into the area. This has opened up a lot of investment opportunity and so it is not surprising that we have seen a great number of first-time buyers interested in these developments. The new developments along with older, entry-level homes in need of renovation have made the area very popular with young people wanting to get into the market. Even those who are currently unable to buy property here are moving to the area, which in turn is . . .
The Gauteng awards breakfast for Casual Day, billed as “Breakfast with the Stars”, was a glittering affair. Casual Day celebrated raising the R23.5 million that was raised nationally in 2013 in style. The organisations and NGOs that raised the most in sticker donations for this fundraising project for persons with disabilities, were honoured for their selfless efforts. “This is an incredible achievement, considering the funds are raised R10 sticker at a time. This event brings tribute and thanks the thousands of volunteers that help us raise the funds,” says project leader Celeste Vinassa. This year Casual Day celebrates its 20th anniversary and will be pulling out all the stops with its Bring out the Bling theme, which gives participants the opportunity to dress up, not down, on Casual Day. Casual Day is a highlight on the calendar of the employees of many South African companies and invites all companies, government departments, public benefit organisations, schools, churches and individuals to join in the fun. On this day employers permit their employees to let their hair down, to dress in the theme and organise fun events in the workplace or do good works in their communities. It is an example of community spirit in action and unites all South Africans to create awareness of persons living with disabilities. The top organisations that raised the most donations in Gauteng are: Alma School in Pretoria, The Gateway Society on the West Rand, Gauteng Provincial Association for Persons with Disabilities in City West (with branches in Sebokeng, Tembisa, Orange Farm, Tshwane and Ormonde), Con Amore School in Kempton Park, National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA in Edenvale, Sunshine Centre Association in Craighall and Germiston, Eureka School in Vereeniging, Deaf Federation of SA in Richmond, Johannesburg, Casa Do Sol School in Linden, Johannesburg and the Association for Persons with Disabilities, Greater Johannesburg in Westcliff. The funds . . .
The Unlimited Titans made a great comeback in the Momentum One Day Cup series and will be going up against the Nashua Cape Cobras in the final at Sahara Park Newlands on Friday, 15 November. 29-year old Heino Kuhn played a decisive role in the team’s progression to the finals by scoring back-to-back centuries in the previous two matches. “The last two games have really been season highlights for me. We’ll go out there and give our best on Friday. Our game plan is to try and control what you can and we can’t do anything about the weather. The senior players know each other really well and the younger players are also mature for their age and have fitted into the squad nicely, so I think we can stage a really well-rounded attack at the moment. It would be really great to take the trophy home to SuperSport Park in Centurion,” mentions Kuhn. The team for Friday night’s epic clash will be captained by 28-year-old Farhaan Behardien, who will lead the team for the third consecutive time as official captain Henry Davids has been called up to join the Protea squad in the UAE. Behardien, who originally hails from Cape Town, is confident that the team can lift the trophy even though they are considered the underdogs. “This is my first stint as captain during my professional cricketing career. The last time I captained a team, I was fourteen at Westerford. It is a great honour to lead such a highly skilled team. The team spirit is phenomenal and although the final game is serious business, we also want to enjoy the privilege of playing on one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world. Our team philosophy is to play for the man next to you and our last couple of performances have really positioned us well for the final. I am confident it is going to be a humdinger,” explains Behardien. According to coach Rob Walter, the team has good momentum coming off the back of four consecutive wins. “The team has shown that they can perform well under pressure, having . . .
Pretoria (05 February, 2013) – With a ton of different options as to where to have a wedding ceremony and reception, it is not uncommon for the bride and grooms to feel overwhelmed. There are certain aspects that couples look for when they want to have a traditional wedding. Delicious food and the right ambiance are always a must. For those who want a classic wedding with home-made food and wedding and conference venues with a Cape Wineland vibe, there is no better place than Bronberg Wynlandgoed. They first opened their doors on April 19, 2010 and have been a popular wedding venue since then. Previous guests and clients can attest to their superior service and the magnificence of the scenery. Located just outside of Pretoria lies, it is a quaint wedding venue complete with an adorable little chapel. The place is ideal for any type of wedding, be it an extravagant wedding with all the works, or a weekend nuptial with only immediate family. There are venues on the property that are able to accommodate a large and indulgent wedding as well as smaller function rooms to cater to private wedding parties. The location is ideal for those who want an unforgettable reception. Couples can receive their guests at the expansive wine cellar which can entertain up to 120 guests, comfortably. There is even a place for smaller wedding parties at the lovely Bronberg Wynlandgoed. A spacious loft found in the main building of the property can house between 30 to 50 people. That is just perfect for smaller weddings. It would also make a wonderful pre-wedding destination. The couple can host a pre-dinner party with all their friends and family at the private dining area. Each dinner party can be tailor made to fit exactly what the bride and groom want. Everything from the theme of the dinner, decor as well as the menu can be customized to each of the couples’ liking. The laid-back atmosphere that the wooden window frames and Cape Dutch gables present also takes the stuffy . . .