In this video we will show you how to post your Press Release on www.MyPR.co.za/submit. My Press Release (MyPR) provides free South African targeted content and press releases for on and off line publishers and media. Registering on MyPR enables public relations companies and practitioners to post articles under their own author name. Public Relations Companies and practitioners, event organisers, sports and political writers use MyPR as a distribution mechanism for their press releases, content, images and news. A forever free subscription allows publishers and media free access to all press releases, content and images on MyPR. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Strap in this Easter, urges emergency service provider: The use of safety belts in motor vehicles is without doubt responsible for saving the lives of countless South Africans every year. Those planning to travel by roads over the upcoming holiday period should therefore always make a point of wearing a seatbelt, urges emergency medical services provider Netcare 911. “A number of studies have shown that, in the case of a vehicle accident, injuries are prevented and lives saved when adults and children are properly restrained,” asserts Shalen Ramduth, Netcare 911 general manager of national operations. “Despite this, all too many South Africans continue to drive without wearing seatbelts, and, perhaps of still greater concern, many fail to ensure that their children are safely buckled up.” “Thousands of South Africans are killed or injured on our roads each year. These fatalities could be reduced considerably if all drivers took heed of some basic safety advice, such as ensuring that all vehicle occupants wear safety belts.” Seatbelts save lives Ramduth explains that the principle behind the use of car safety belts for adults and safety seats for children comes down to basic physics: a vehicle that moves forward at a constant speed and then comes to a dead stop, will result in any unfastened objects being propelled forward with enormous force and at the same speed that the vehicle had been moving. “Fitted safety belts and child restraints absorb the energy caused by a rapid deceleration, which usually occurs during a motor vehicle accident, and also considerably reduces the risk of occupants being ejected from the vehicle,” he adds. René Grobler, who heads up Netcare Milpark Hospital’s Netcare Trauma Injury Prevention (TIP) programme, an awareness and educational project aimed at reducing the incidence of traumatic injuries among South Africans, agrees that seatbelts can afford a significant measure of protection to the occupants of a vehicle . . .
Road users urged to stay safe and alert over busy holiday time: The first school holidays of the year coupled with two consecutive long weekends signal a busy time on our roads in the coming weeks, but travellers can take comfort in the knowledge that Netcare 911 is ready to provide emergency medical care where the need arises. “Drawing on our experience from previous years, we know that this is a particularly busy time on our roads which is, unfortunately, often accompanied by tragic road accidents,” says Netcare 911’s general manager of national operations, Shalen Ramduth. “Every motorist has a role to play in making South Africa’s roads safer over this time. By following reasonable safety precautions and courteous driving behaviour, it is possible to reduce the number of accidents and ensure that more people reach their destinations and return safely after their holidays.” Driver fatigue and drunk driving are two major contributors to road accidents, and both are fully preventable. “Drivers need to consider the importance of being mentally alert and in good physical condition when embarking on a road trip. They should also consider that alcohol consumed the night before could still impair their driving ability the following morning,” Ramduth cautions. “One of the difficulties about alcohol is that it often creates a sense of confidence, so that people under the influence often mistakenly believe that they are fully in control and able to drive. This is one of the most dangerous things about alcohol, because it can stimulate people to take unnecessary risks without them realising that their judgment and coordination are impaired.” Apart from being rested and alert, drivers should also ensure that their vehicle is roadworthy and equipped with a spare tyre in good repair, basic tools, a reflective triangle and first aid kit. “It is also advisable to do some research to obtain current information about the route that you are planning to take, . . .
The ‘only original’ master of ‘Defending the Caveman’ is back touring South Africa. His first two concerts kick off in the charming Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria on 12 and 13 March, and then followed by a one-night show in White River at the Casterbridge Theatre on 19 March. Residents of White River come and spend this one night being entertained in your own town for a change with one of the best, solo comedies. Tim Plewman’s way of managing to ‘capture’ his audience in his hands is palpable. It is an incredible performance with one person on stage giving of his all. You can laugh one moment and be digging your partner in his/her ribs because of the truth of the comments, the next. All the tales ring home in such an incredible way. It is extraordinarily funny and worth every cent to spend an evening laughing which is, as one knows ‘medicine for the soul’! Back by popular demand, Plewman puts new life and energy into ‘Defending the Caveman’, adding to his 1 604 performances of the longest-running and most successful solo comedy in South African theatre history. “I am going to bring my wife here to see it”, said Geoffrey Matenji from SAfm radio with tears rolling down his cheeks from laughter. ‘Defending the Caveman’ is on at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria on 12 and 13 March and at the Casterbridge Theatre in White River on 19 March. Book at Computicket or at the Casterbridge – 0794203245. Read what journalists had to say: “Laugh, I nearly died! This play is not an exercise in soul-searching, it’s a belly laugh night out with similarly bemused friends” says Len Ashton (Weekend Argus) “Here is the artistry of the human heart conveyed in a language that can only make you laugh till you cry.” – Mary Jordan, Arts Journalist Tim has become one of the most sought after actors in South Africa, equally at home in drama or comedy. He is a dancer, humourist, director, writer and producer. From his first leading role in 1978. In the comedy, . . .
Sugary cold drinks contributing to SA’s obesity scourge: A tax on sugary drinks, proposed by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his recent budget speech, is a step towards making South Africa a healthier nation and is to be welcomed, says the Principal Officer of Resolution Health Medical Scheme (Resolution Health), Mark Arnold. “With concerns growing over the obesity rate in South Africa, and many associated non-communicable lifestyle diseases on the rise, the notion of a tax on sugary drinks is a welcome development,” Arnold states. “Resolution Health sincerely hopes that South Africans will have cause to think twice before buying sugary beverages, which are calorie-laden but have become a part of many people’s daily diet. These drinks should be enjoyed in moderation and as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle, as their frequent use only exacerbates the problem of obesity.” The proposed tax, to be introduced from 1 April 2017, will be levied on sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, fruit juices, sports/energy drinks, and vitamin waters, sweetened ice tea, lemonade, cordials and squashes. This comes after a recent study, undertaken by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, found that 70% of South African women and 40% of South African men were overweight or obese. Dr Jacques Snyman, director of product development at Agility Global Health Systems [Africa], administrators to Resolution Health, explains that regular consumption of sugary drinks can have significant ramifications for our waistlines and our health. “It is very easy to gulp down a lot of sugar in a drink, very quickly, almost without realising that this accounts for a large proportion of your recommended daily calorie intake. These drinks have also become so accepted in South African culture that many people are drinking them far more often than is healthy.” In recent years, flavoured waters and mass produced iced teas have grown . . .
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. . . .
Recent landmark legal developments have had a direct bearing on efforts to promote justice for children in conflict with the law, including the relatively new Child Justice Act, The Combating and Prevention of Trafficking Act (2013), The Judicial Matters Amendment Bill and The Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Bill. Leading content and technology solutions provider LexisNexis South Africa has introduced a timely must-have guide for legal practitioners, police officials, probation officers, presiding officers and policy developers who work in the field of child justice. Written in clear and practical language, A Practical Approach to the Child Justice Act is a user-friendly commentary work that includes the legislation, regulations, forms, as well as relevant directives, standards and policies that impact on child justice. There is extensive reference to case law explaining how the courts have interpreted the Child Justice Act, including actual cases as illustration. Diagrams and examples of forms add to the book’s practical value. The authors, who have worked with child offenders and been involved in researching and drafting the legislation, examine the topic in the context of International/Regional Rules and Conventions (CRC), the Constitution of SA (108 of 1996) and the National Policy Framework on Child Justice. Child justice is a work in progress and several possible changes to the Child Justice Act that are in the pipeline are included in brief discussions in the book, which is up to date as at 30 September 2015. Covering all aspects of children in conflict with the law, this publication also investigates aspects related to: the central role of the police official and probation officer, 'young adults' accommodated in child and youth care centres, behaviour management and procedures in the preliminary inquiry. A Practical Approach to the Child Justice Act, (ISBN: 9780409123517) is available through the LexisNexis online bookstore at a . . .
Use your location to get a HelpOut service or taxi to your door in minutes Mobile applications like Tinder and Airbnb continue to provide ways for people to use their location anywhere in the world to find, help, and connect with each other. South Africans have mostly piggy-backed on these foreign-created apps, and with great success, but one local entrepreneur, Francois Briers, still found the need for a more localised and wider offering to meet the needs of South African consumers. “Although many social platforms exist to bring people together in a pleasant and popular way, and are supported by specific services like food, transport and lodging, the various home maintenance and repair issues of everyday life cannot be ignored,” says Briers. “Not much has been done in South Africa to connect consumers with the types of businesses that deal with essential, and sometimes, critical situations. So why not use the ever-growing trend of smartphone apps to make this easier,” he says. To fill this void, Francois launched the HelpOut app, an online tool that connects households with registered servicemen like plumbers, electricians, as well as taxi drivers. With a click of a button they will show up at your door. “’Finding the closest service provider, at the right price, used to mean trawling the internet or referencing the Yellow Pages,” says Francois, “not to mention the time wasted waiting for the service provider to arrive.” “Now it's as simple as downloading a free and user-friendly app, that offers an array of the service providers closest to you and getting emergency work done, or a quote, near instantly!” he says. Building on the success of location services used by other apps, the service offers great advantages to the service providers. More important to note, though, is that when the service provider benefits, these benefits extend to the consumer as well. ’During our research phase, servicemen like DSTV and alarm installers told us . . .
WebScripto, a Pretoria based Website Design Company has recently announced the launch of its Social Responsibility Project aimed at creating 2 free websites per month to qualifying duly registered NPO’s. The aim of this website design project is to enable NPO’s to get a professional website, designed in order to give them online exposure and to reach more people with a view to create public awareness. “Greater public awareness will lead to possible better funding and a better understanding of challenges people and NPO’s alike, face in South Africa”, says Eitel Bock, CEO of WebScripto. “Designing and building a website for an NPO on a pro bono basis is but one small drop in an always empty bucket. The more companies work together to cement Social Responsibility in South Africa, the more sustainable NPO’s projects will become”, says Eitel Bock. WebScripto has since the launch of the project during January 2016, received numerous requests for website designs and development from various NPO’s and NGO’ says Eitel Bock. We evaluate every request based on the actual needs of the NPO and the need of the people who stand to benefit from its services. Assisting NPO’s does not only include the actual website design, but also the building and development thereof. “During the development of the website we focus on the target audience as well as the specific functionality that is required to make the website successful” says Eitel Bock, CEO of Webscripto. Registered NPO’s who would want to benefit from this initiative and would like to request assistance with a website, designed and developed can contact WebScripto on its website at www.webscripto.co.za. YouTube: https://www.facebook.com/WScripto/?pnref=lhc CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
JOHANNESBURG, 10 FEBRUARY 2016 – Perfect weather greeted over 7500 eager ‘warriors’ to the first event of South Africa’s largest OCR series, the 2016 Jeep Warrior Series, which took place from 6 – 7 February, at the Hakahana Trails, Pretoria. The series consists of 8 events with three prized elite categories, all involving mud, challenging obstacles, adventure and fun for all fitness levels and ages, from amateur to professional athletes. The categories are Rookie Elite (15 obstacles over 5km), Commando Elite (22 obstacles over 10km) and Black Ops Elite (30 obstacles over 15km). The toughest being the Black Ops Elite. Opening the series, Jeep Team sponsored competitor, Thomas van Tonder, defeated fierce competition and a brutal course to claim the men’s Black Ops Elite title, with Trish Bahlmann winning the Women’s Black Ops Elite event. The toughest of the three distances is the Black Ops Elite, which meets World-OCR racing standards and attracts South Africa’s top OCR athletes. Black Ops Elite is also the only event in South Africa that doubles as a qualifier for the OCR World Championships. Last year’s Black Ops Elite series winners, Claude Eksteen and Hanneke Dannhauser, both fell victim to one of the toughest obstacles on the day – Breaking Point - a long sequence of ropes, rings, chains and monkey bars that tests upper body strength and co-ordination. Eksteen had set a blistering pace from the start, leading the Men’s race by an impressive 1m40s ahead of 2nd placed, Thomas Van Tonder, until Breaking Point proved true to its name, with Eksteen unable to complete the obstacle. This gave Van Tonder the break he needed to secure victory in 1h38m. Michael Joubert (2013 winner) finished 2nd in 1hr45m, with Greg Avierinos 3rd in 1hr50m. Black Ops Elite Men’s winner Thomas Van Tonder said: “This was no easy race so I’m so stoked to take the win. The course was definitely one of the harder courses I’ve experienced in the Jeep Warrior Series, with the . . .