(Pretoria) – Keeping military and civilian trade secrets under wraps will, quite literally, be the job of one supplier when Africa’s biggest aerospace and defence exhibition show takes off at Waterkloof Air Force Base in September. The five-day Africa Aerospace and Defence – a biennial showcase now in its ninth edition – starts on September 14 and will showcase the latest land, sea and air technologies and capabilities from a range of global players. While multi-million dollar deals will be put in motion during this flagship trade exhibition and air show, Rhino Intercept Africa is expected to play a critical role in providing corrosion protection to preserve the costly investments as they are stored and transported worldwide. According to Rhino Intercept director Brendan Kelly, the patented Intercept Technology was first developed in 1984 by Lucent in the United States of America, where it was used to restore and protect the outer hull of the Statue of Liberty. “The Intercept material looks like a plastic material, but is made of high surface area copper particles that are permanently bonded into a polymer compound. When a product is wrapped in Intercept, the material sets to work by permanently reacting with and neutralising corrosive gases to create a clean atmosphere or micro-environment.” Kelly said the Rhino Group from Port Elizabeth, was the sole agent for the Intercept range of products in Africa, and that it was widely used as a turn-key solution for medium to long-term corrosion protection within the automotive, mining, oil and gas, construction and aviation industries. Due to the nature of the industries involved, much of their work was highly confidential, he said. “It is certainly widely used for military applications and in all cases the products being protected remain in perfect condition, without showing any signs of corrosion, ageing or damage related to electrostatic discharge.” Corrosion Intercept protects all ferrous and . . .
Samsung underlines its commitment to Europe and unveils new products and partnerships for the European home appliance, visual display and home entertainment markets JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 1 September, 2016 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. used its IFA 2016 press conference today in Berlin to demonstrate how it is redefining the consumer experience, showcasing a range of new products and partnerships for the home appliance, visual display and home entertainment markets. “At IFA 2016, we want to show delegates how we are continually striving to revolutionise the Samsung experience for all our customers and partners - and across all our product lines, from television and home audio to home appliances. Everything Samsung creates is borne out of our determination to enrich peoples’ daily lives with innovative technology, based on a deep understanding of what consumers really want and need,” said Matthew Thackrah, Deputy Managing Director Samsung South Africa. Committed to Europe’s Potential During the press conference, held in the CityCube at Messe Berlin, Samsung reiterated its commitment to Europe, employing 14 000 people in 34 countries. Samsung’s products are infused with European flair, fashion, design and the finest traditions of manufacturing excellence. With Q2 revenue up five percent year on year, seven out of 10 European households owning a Samsung mobile phone, as well as one in three families watching their favorite shows and films on Samsung TVs, the company believes now is the right time to invest even further in Europe’s potential. In keeping with this commitment, Samsung announced a new partnership with MakerBot, the global leader in 3D printing, which will equip schools, colleges and museums in five European markets with 3D printers, as well as train teachers and students alike in the use of the technology. With more than 100 000 MakerBot printers around the world, it represents the world’s largest 3D printing community and an . . .
Tshwane 10s sponsored by Stor-Age set to take the Capital by Storm! (South Africa, August 2016) Off the back of eight highly successful events, South Africa’s biggest sport and lifestyle festival, Cape Town 10s will be launching the Tshwane 10s in October! Proudly sponsored by Stor-Age, South Africa's leading self-storage brand, the Tshwane 10s will be hosted at Harlequins Rugby Club in Groenkloof, Pretoria from 28 to 29 October 2016. With over 10 000 people expected to stream through the gates, the event aims to bring the unique atmosphere of the 10s sporting festivals to Tshwane and cement itself as a mainstay in the sporting calendar. According to Gerhardi Odendaal, CEO of the Old School Group & Festival Director of the Cape Town 10s, “After months of careful planning and hard work, we are extremely proud to announce our plans to expand the Cape Town 10s offering with the launch of the Tshwane 10s. Last year we set an unprecedented benchmark with the introduction of beach volleyball as a new sport and we strived to maintain that momentum. With that came the bold move to take the Cape Town 10s formula to the capital, but also to expand the offering in Tshwane to 7 different sports on offer and a truly unique Social Olympics sports festival.” The Old School Group - the team behind the Cape Town 10s, has upped the ante and introduced a number of new elements to the event modelled on the Cape Town 10s by including three completely new sporting codes: dodgeball, lawn bowls and squash. Players and spectators will have loads to look forward to including sporting action from more than 100 x teams taking part across the various codes on offer, including rugby, netball, beach volleyball, dodgeball, lawn bowls, touch rugby and squash. Along with the action on the sports fields, the event will feature a sensational entertainment line-up and guest appearances from some of SA’s most iconic sporting legends and celebrities. Title sponsors of the event, Stor-Age, . . .
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 31 August, 2016 – Samsung Electronics Co. recently announced that all of its 2016 UHD TV models have attained the Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV certification from Digital Europe (DE), a collaborative body of European IT and consumer electronics businesses. Comprised of 62 corporate members and 37 National Trade Associations, DE is one of the most influential organisations representing the digital technology industry in Europe. According to Matthew Thackrah, Deputy Managing Director and Head of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics South Africa, Samsung TVs, ranging from the 2016 SUHD TV lineup to the Series 6 UHD TVs, have all met the strict standards set for UHD TV certification as specified by DE. “These products will now carry the European UHD TV certification logo, as well as the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) label. Both certification labels will be on display on Samsung UHD TVs at this year’s IFA exhibition,” he explains. For certification purposes, DE has specifically defined a ‘pixel’ as the minimum picture resolution element capable of rendering the same luminance scale as the entire display. The horizontal and vertical pixel count must be of the complete red, green and blue triple sub-pixel block, while not counting additional non-RGB sub-pixels. Additional criteria listed to earn the DE certification include: Minimum native resolution of the display (e.g. LCD, PDP, OLED) or display engine (e.g. DLP) is 3840 x 2160 in 16:9 aspect ratio. Minimum supported colorimetric is at BT.709 or above. The display-device has at least one end-to-end signal path available to the user that does not render a UHD input at a frame rate or resolution lower than that received over the UHD interface from the source. The display-device has at least one end-to-end signal path available to the user that does not reduce the resolution, nor reduce the frame rate of a UHD input during processing prior to . . .
Promotion offers Samsung consumers the chance to win a trip to the Maldives JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 31 August, 2016 – The majority of South Africans are thankful to note that winter is finally coming to an end and that they can once again get ready to unpack their shorts and sandals. Samsung Electronics South Africa shares this sentiment and has therefore decided to offer consumers a chance to get into the spirit of summer. The company is launching its ‘Kick Start Your Summer’ competition on the 1st of September 2016. Scheduled to run until 30th September 2016; the initiative will see 15 lucky winners win the trip of a lifetime to the beautiful islands of the Maldives. “Entering the competition is quite easy”, says Michael McKechnie, Director of Digital Appliances Group at Samsung Electronics SA. “Consumers simply need to purchase any qualifying Samsung air conditioning product through a recognised retailer, send the unique product serial number to the competition hotline via SMS and wait to see if they are one of the lucky names drawn at the end of the competition. Winners will be drawn on 14 October 2016 and proof of purchase, as well as the serial number will be required to validate wins” he explains. Once validated, the customer will receive an SMS with a winning pin code and the concierge service number to call to book their trips to the island. “The good news for customers is that this is just the first of a number of exciting promotions planned by Samsung over the course of the coming months,” McKechnie adds. “While a number of Samsung products qualify as entry to the competition, the start of the summer season is an ideal time to consider buying an air-conditioner. What better way to kick start your summer than by purchasing a product that could set you up with a dream ticket to the Indian Ocean paradise of the Maldives? So, if you are in the market for an air-conditioner this summer, then look no further than Samsung’s beautifully . . .
30 August 2016 - As a build up to the prestigious SATY Awards ceremony, 2014 host Hulisani Ravele and Maps Maponyane will once again take the lead to host the SATY Awards TV show ‘SATY’, to premiere on ANN7 channel 405 DStv on 12 Sep. 2016. The half an hour daily show, titled after the awards ceremony that will take place on 25 Nov. 2016; will feature over 60 episodes profiling South Africa’s leading music artists, TV and radio personalities, sportspersons, business leaders, conservationist and youth leaders. Former child star Hulisani Ravele, 28, is a TV/Radio presenter and Voiceover artist. A seasoned television host, her television career spans over 19 years. She started at the tender age of 9 on SABC 1 kiddies programme Pula and Friends and is well-known for her role as a former YOTV presenter, which she presented for 8 years. Maps Maponyane, 26, is one of South Africa’s favourite personalities. He is considered as one of SA’s most stylish and sexiest men and is a greatly admired media personality. Multi-talented as a tv presenter, model, actor, style icon, designer, businessman, and philanthropist, he makes waves both locally and internationally. Maps is loved and followed by his fans on social media platforms because of his down to earth, professional yet warm personality. He is known for his talent, fashion sense, charm, innovation, versatility and good looks and was awarded as You Magazine’s sexiest Man for 2016 for that exact reason. “I am excited to host this year’s SATY show with Hulisani. I think it is a great way to celebrate the year’s most innovative, inspiring and entertaining work by South Africans.,” said Maps. “Maps and I are excited that ANN7 has brought us back to host a show that promotes a narrative of positivity about South Africa. I had a great time in 2014 and I can’t wait for the viewers to see what we have in store for them this year”. SATY TV show is about showcasing extraordinary citizens making a difference in the . . .
The Social Life of Waste Art (SLOWart) presents a pop-up exhibition that celebrate waste art, on 1st and 4th September 2016 at Museum of African Design, Maboneng and on the 4 September, Green Office, Drill Hall Precinct, Johannesburg. In an effort to educate and motivate the public to take personal action in local and global conservation efforts, the Social Life of Waste-Art (SLOWart) has been producing a series of art exhibitions to highlight regional environmental issues through the universal language of art. On 1st September 2016, first Thursday of Art Week Joburg opening, SLOWart will present a pop-up exhibition featuring Zimbabwean waste artist Johnson Zuze and video art by Myer Taub and Francois at Museum of African Design, Maboneng, Johannesburg, South Africa starting at 18H 00. ART WEEK JOBURG is a week-long festival that brings together Joburg art lovers to see the city’s art spaces – galleries, project spaces, arts organisations, museums and training institutions. SLOWart will be hosting a number of activities such as gallery exhibition with recycled material and interaction with artists, waste food cooking performance, pinhole workshop and the making of musical instruments out of recycled material on Sunday, 4th September at 14h00 at the Green Office Drill Hall, Precinct in Johannesburg. The “Not Wasting Point Blank” exhibition will open at 14H00 at the Point Blank Gallery in the Drill Hall Precinct on Sunday 4th and will feature works from artists across Southern Africa. This exhibition curated by Keneilwe Mokoena, invites the general public to see an art collection that focuses exclusively on art and design made from recycled waste materials. This collection of works was recently on exhibition at the Fortaleza in Maputo. On this day, the Trackside’s After School Project will also provide children with the opportunity of playing and making toys and musical instruments with waste or discarded objects. What's more? Pretoria Street Photography . . .
Samsung Electronics South Africa announced the launch of the Digital Variable Multi (DVM S) Eco 14 HP, a new side discharge variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioner that is engineered to deliver a single outdoor unit solution for apartments and office buildings. The improved performance of the Samsung DVM S Eco 14 HP ensures that it meets the increasing market need for a specialised single outdoor unit to reduce the cost of previous multiple loading and sub-duct installation in multi-room buildings. The innovative design of the DVM S Eco 14 HP features a robust Inverter Scroll Compressor and corrugate fin, which improves heating performance by 20 percent and increases air flow by 10 percent compared to standard side discharge VRF units. "Research and development (R&D), as well as design, play key roles in how we develop our products as we're always focused on delivering cutting-edge technology and ensuring the products we deliver are highly efficient," said Michael McKechnie, Director Digital Appliances Group at Samsung Electronics SA. "The DVM S Eco 14 HP delivers unbeatable performance among the side discharge VRF units and does so with the greatest energy efficiency, as well as the best use of space, with its unique compact design." Single Solution for Multi-room Buildings The increased horse power of the DVM S Eco (maximum 14 HP) means that only one single outdoor unit is needed to manage the air conditioning requirements for an apartment or office building, in place of multiple costly units. All areas of the building are covered as the new unit also provides an extended piping length of up to 160 meters and an installation height of up to 50 meters. The width of the new DVM S Eco 14 HP is less than one meter (940 mm), maximising capacity and using space more efficiently, while the four-way piping enables convenient installation. Greater Energy Efficiency The design of the Inverter Scroll Compressor in the DVM S Eco 14 HP has . . .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the number one TV manufacturer worldwide for the past 10 years, recently unveiled its spectacular new line-up of SUHD TVs, ushering in a new decade of global TV leadership. Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs offer unparalleled picture quality with Quantum dot display, the world’s first bezel-less curved design. The TVs are beautiful from every angle and offer the smartest user experience, making it easy for consumers to access all their entertainment content in one place. In addition, the full 2016 SUHD TV lineup comes with IoT hub technology which allows the TV itself to control the entire smart home system. “Our new SUHD TVs represent our singular focus on innovation that matters most to consumers, by providing the very best picture quality for the home,” said Matthew Thackrah, Deputy Managing Director and Head of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics South Africa. “In 2016, we’re going beyond anything we’ve done before to offer a remarkable synergy of design, engineering and craftsmanship.” Samsung SUHD TV with Quantum dot display: Unbeatable Picture Quality Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs feature the world’s only cadmium-free, 10-bit Quantum dot display, offering remarkable true-to-life picture quality, with stunning brightness, exceptional contrast and the most lifelike colours ever offered by Samsung. According to a recent consumer survey in the US*, the vast majority of consumers watches TV with light in the room (86 percent on a typical weekday, 85 percent on weekends) and only a small share say they watch in complete darkness (14 percent on weekdays and 15 percent on weekends). Samsung designed its new SUHD TVs to deliver the optimum viewing experience, regardless of the lighting environment. This year, all of the Samsung SUHD TVs will feature the ability to provide a premium high dynamic range (HDR) experience, with 1,000 nit HDR minimum for a higher level of contrast between light and dark images. New Ultra Black . . .
“Despite a decreasing trend in the last weeks, the outbreak in Angola remains of high concern to us. The vaccination coverage is still far from reaching 100 per cent and we have persistent local transmission in the capital, report of infections in new districts and the spread of the outbreak to neighbouring countries. It is a race against time,” said Secretary General of Angola Red Cross, Mr Valter Quifica. In a report published on 26 July 2016, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies noted that while numbers of yellow fever cases confirmed in Angola were beginning to decline, the expected September rains could hamper efforts to containing the disease. According to a June update from the World Health Organisation as of 10 June, had been reported in all the 18 provinces of Angola. Vaccination programmes have been ongoing, with mass vaccination campaigns now planned for Cuando Cubango, Cunene and Namibe provinces, bordering Namibia and Zambia. “The evolution of the epidemiological situation in Angola is concerning and needs to be closely monitored,” continues the WHO report. “Based on experiences from previous similar events, it is expected that additional cases will be reported. The reports of yellow fever imported cases in China, DRC, and Kenya demonstrate the threat that this outbreak constitutes to the entire world... There is an urgent need to continue strengthening the quality of the response in Angola and to enhance preparedness in neighbouring countries.” In a 16 July update to their travel notice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put the number of Angolan yellow fever confirmed or suspected cases at “at least 3 552 … including 355 deaths”. The CDC confirmed that all travelers to the country older than nine months are required by the Angolan government to be vaccinated. The CDC advises visitors to Angola to make arrangements with a yellow fever vaccine provider “well in advance of travel” due to a worldwide . . .