[Cape Town, 19 January 2019] – Since its official launch in Q4 of 2018, NJIN Agency has prioritised the signing of specific (much-loved) South African brands and companies where the agency felt it could make a real and positive impact. By signing with the WSB Cape Cobras Cricket Team as its full-service digital marketing and technologies partner, NJIN Agency is taking strides to further position itself as the go-to agency for South African sport, music and entertainment companies. >> view NJIN Agency website “To be fair, we’ve previously enjoyed an association with the WSB Cape Cobras under the umbrella of our former parent company, so it’s not like this is 100% new,” says Head of Agency, Brandon Faber. “But we’re happy that we’ve been chosen to take over and move that relationship forward . . . Following our recent partnership with The Parlotones, we’re satisfied with the way iconic and Proudly SA brands are embracing our message.” Driven Specialists. #NO.BS Community-focused with an unwavering commitment to getting the very best performances out of their team, The WSB Cape Cobras is very much a mirror image of NJIN Agency’s approach to service delivery. “The WSB Cape Cobras are proudly pedantic about who we choose to partner with,” says Brand and Sponsorships manager, David Brooke. “NJIN Agency has proven itself to be reliable and thoughtful in their approach to our digital marketing and technology requirements . . . we expect great things from our partnership going forward.” Driven Specialists. #NO.BS “We’re just super-chuffed to be able to contribute to the WSB Cape Cobras,” says NJIN Agency MD, Dennis Armstrong. “For our Cape Town-based clients and team-members the association also affords the opportunity to watch some of the world’s best players showcase their talent in what is, surely, the most beautiful cricket ground on the planet. We’re honoured to be a part of the WSB Cape Cobras family.” For more information please visit . . .
REMOVE ME: Mahala Johannesburg 19 January 2019 - You definitely don't want to miss out on the best way to kick off 2019! If you’re a cool cat, you will know about Woodstock! In the summer of 1969 Woodstock made history through its three day music festival, which was held on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains, northwest of New York City. The festival attracted more than 400, 000 people, who gathered in the name of peace and music. It was unexpected and at the same time, gave rise to the notion that human beings are inherently good and peace loving; and music is the food that feeds such souls - plus, we all need a day or three out of the city. Boutique Farm Festival 2019 (#BFF2019) offers you just that - a three day festival with more than 20 of South Africa's greatest music acts, hosted at the Tweefontein Melkery farm, conveniently located just off the R21 between Pretoria and Kempton Park. Unlike Woodstock, we want to manage expectations and are starting out small. We have made 400 tickets available to the public, which includes free camping for three (3) days and to ensure your comfort, we promise you enough showers and toilets. Bring your friends, your tents and get ready for an unforgettable three day weekend from the 25th to the 27th January, 2019.#BFF2019 brings you a three day festival of 20 of South Africa's greatest music acts, hosted at the Tweefontein Melkery farm, conveniently located just off the R21 between Pretoria and Kempton Park. We want you to be part of the best crowd the bands could ever hope for but we also want to ensure your comfort, hence we are only making 400 tickets available. This includes free camping for the 3 days, so bring your own tents. ***** TICKETS ***** Buy your tickets @ https://tickets.tixsa.co.za/event/boutique-farm-festival-2019 R375 per person or R555 per person including festival shirt. No under 18s. No day tickets. Some good news! We have decided to reserve a limited amount of walk-in . . .
Johannesburg , 19 January 2019- December 2018 has come and gone and we find ourselves in January 2019. This however does not mean the end of the holiday period in South Africa. As such, many South Africans, as well as tourists from across the world, will be making their way to different parts of our country. Hotels are usually at full capacity during peak season and service is the order of the day, just as it is in any other part of the world where tourists flock to for their annual holiday break. During this time, hotel rooms are in high demand, all the time, for earlier check-ins. As a partner to the hospitality industry, Servest collaborates with its clients to find innovative and effective solutions to ease the pressures during the busy season. Maalikah says, “As a service delivery agent, we motivate and reward our colleagues to do their best in the time they are given, with the least amount of disruption to our clients.” At this time of year, the industry is under even more pressure than usual, and any mistake from service providers reflects negatively on the image of our client’s brands, a responsibility that Servest takes extremely seriously. As the end user, this being the hotel management, it often costs them in having to provide their guests with gratis products, food and favours, if a room is not ready on time. This inter-dependent cycle of turning over rooms, is an economic model in its own and can make or break the reputation of a locale. Having a dependable cleaning team, is therefore as important as any other component of the hotel’s offerings. This brings to mind the in-sourcing versus outsourcing debate, with the latter still being favoured, particularly in the hospitality environment, as it is much more cost effective when you do the maths with respect to HR matters, uniforms, cleaning equipment and products; as well as the daily management of the function. “We often have hotels who have in-sourced employees, request additional workers . . .
Anxiety and excitement overcame most matriculants as they anticipated their final results. The Free State Class of 2018 achieved an 87.5% pass rate and Kananelo Mohorosi, a learner from one of the schools that benefit from the KST partnership with the Free State Department of Education (FSDoE), was one of the top achievers in the Fezile Dabi district. The district attained a 92.3% pass rate, qualifying it as the best performing and leading district in the country, for the second consecutive year. A bright future lies ahead for Mohorosi who aspires to be a Medical Doctor, with his second choice being a Mining Engineer, “I chose medicine as my first choice because I realised that our country has a shortage of Doctors as the good ones tend to leave to work overseas. I also realised that I am capable of getting really good marks in my school subjects - that was when I ended up falling in love with the health sciences because it is going to allow me to do what I know and love. It will also allow me to fulfil my top passion of practicing Ubuntu and giving back to my community and giving our people good quality of life through good health”. Coming from a family that cannot fund higher education studies, Mohorosi has applied for National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). Mohorosi says “the reality is that not every young person can afford to advance themselves academically because universities and funding are inaccessible to some. Learners in rural schools, particularly those in quintiles 1 - 3 often face different challenges compared to urban schools that fall within quintile 4-5. These challenges range from lack of infrastructure to shortage of educators at times. However, Mohorosi and his peers defied the odds and grabbed all opportunities presented by KST and the FSDoE with both hands. He was a beneficiary of a range of school camps whose purpose was to revise previous exam papers and address challenging topics in certain subjects under the supervision of . . .
Enjoy a girls’ midweek break out on the greens at the Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 February. This beautiful resort calls the scenic Maloti Drakensberg world heritage site home and boasts the only 18-hole golf course in the Southern Drakensberg. Because this event is limited to only 15 four balls, make sure that you get your bookings in early. Bookings close on Thursday 31 January 2019 Packages are only R3630 per person sharing or R4 290 per single booking. This covers two nights booking at the scenic resort on a bed and breakfast basis, two dinners, green fees for two and two half house lunch vouchers. You will also have a shared golf cart on both day and receive a golf shirt and goodie bag. This package also includes the prizing giving on the second evening as well as a spa treatment. Registration is on Wednesday February 20th, 2019 and the format of play is an accumulated individual Stableford. Tee off times on both Wednesday February 20th and Thursday February 21st begins at 11am. Departure is on Friday February 22nd after breakfast. There are sponsorship opportunities available – R 1 500 for the 1st, 9th, 10th and 18th holes, practice green and halfway house or R1000 per hole for all others. For further details and bookings, contact Dave Ward on 082 492 1995 or email email@example.com or website www.wardevents.co.za Online entries can be sent to us via www.wardevents.co.za. Please send confirmation of your eft payment or a copy of your deposit slip to firstname.lastname@example.org ref: drak gardens golf challenge with your surname or company name. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Durban, 14 January 2019. Full order books, business already coming in for 2019 and a positive outlook generally for the new year - that’s the good news from leading South African trailer and truck building company, Serco. Managing Director Clinton Holcroft attributes the continued impressive business performance to tight cost control and the company’s Protec Steel refrigerated vehicles “People in the industry continue to be impressed with the durability of the coated steel panels. Added to that they also like the newly introduced rice grain aluminium floor which has proved to be a popular high wearing feature,” said Holcroft. Other features include fully welded aluminium scuffs which create a durable, waterproof and high strength structure; and new door seals made of an extruded rubber material, providing an excellent thermal barrier preventing the leakage of cold air. Another advantage is that repair costs to the coated steel vehicles are relatively low. Holcroft said the slow economy and volatile rand had put a lot of pressure on Serco in 2018 but there had been positive growth for the company thanks to its advanced panel manufacturing technology. “Serco has also created new positions for a Process Improvement Manager and a Quality Engineer to build on the continuous improvement culture in the company. “Serco is ending the year on a positive note with full order books while orders for the New Year are looking positive. “We expect next year to be similar to 2018 and are well placed, well equipped and determined to make a success of it. The economic forecast for the South African economy for 2019 is another year of marginal growth, but we remain optimistic, especially with efforts being made to root out government corruption and the recent investment summit which I believe will combine to help create a more enabling relationship between business and government,” he said. “Serco will continue working with customers to find tangible solutions for . . .
2019 will be a year of consolidation for British Investment Group, PFE International and the companies within its group - Durban-based Van Dyck Floors and Hammarsdale based truck tyre recycler, Mathe Group and PFE Extrusion, which produces polypropylene fibre and bulk continuous filament yarn. For managing director, Dr Mehran Zarrebini, and the approximately 700 employees across the group, it will be business as usual with further major investments still on the table but likely to materialise only in the longer term. “We’ve done quite a bit of investment over the past five years, so it’s a matter of leveraging off this and trying to ensure that whatever capacities we’ve brought on stream can be fully utilized. During 2019, we’ll be taking a consolidative approach and focusing on improving efficiency and productivity, Zarrebini explained. He pointed out that, during 2018, economic difficulties that impacted negatively on the manufacturing sector as a whole. These were a continuation of a downward trend from previous years. While some issues that had contributed towards a volatile rand and spiraling raw material and production costs had been locally instigated, global geo political issues that had impacted on emerging markets and over which South Africa had no control had also increased pressure on local producers. He cautioned that there were no quick fixes and 2019 promised to be another challenging year. However, he remains cautiously optimistic and noted that both international investors such as PFE International and local manufacturers needed to take a longer term view of recovery. “Both existing investors and those considering coming into this country can’t be myopic. There may be challenges but there are also a lot of opportunities to generate growth. We are in a similar position to 2008/9 and we need to take a 10 to 20-year view rather than a shorter, five- year approach. Right now, it is a question of mitigating risks in a turbulent landscape. . . .
Seventy reasons to enjoy Roodeberg in 2019 Roodeberg, the legendary red blend that has been bringing friends together the world over since 1949, celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. A true South African original that has stood the test of time, Roodeberg is the heart and soul of memorable get-togethers in the company of good friends. There are big plans afoot for 2019 so keep your eyes peeled and hop on board to celebrate Roodeberg’s 70th milestone year with upcoming new wine launches, promotions and events. Roodeberg’s rich heritage and colourful tapestry of wine folklore, has seen this signature red evolve from the master’s original blend to an accessible, contemporary classic in step with ever changing tastes and lifestyles. Launched in 1949, Roodeberg is the brainchild of Dr Charles Niehaus, a legendary pioneer of the South African wine industry, who developed new red blends at KWV in the early 40s. Roodeberg soon became one of the country’s biggest export wine brands and although it was not readily available in the local market until 2004, it enjoyed iconic status in the hearts and minds of South Africans. From the onset, every bottle of Roodeberg had a story to tell. At the time, locals could only obtain Roodeberg through a wine farming acquaintance with a KWV quota. It is said that bartering sought-after test match tickets, biltong and the like in return for a bottle or two was a common occurrence. For many Roodeberg still conjures up fond memories of people, places and occasions, and of sharing special life-changing moments with family and friends, often with rare vintages squirreled away. Dr Niehaus retired in 1971 leaving and indelible mark on the world of wine. Today, Louwritz Louw follows the string of fine winemakers who have borne the torch Dr Niehaus first lit, proudly continuing the Roodeberg tradition. Catch all the action of Roodeberg’s 70th anniversary year by joining the Roodeberg community on Facebook or follow . . .
The Chux brand is growing in popularity around South Africa, try some of their fabulous products like the Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth. It is a super absorbent, super strong, reusable cloth and machine washable. Ideal for all types of cleaning tasks in and around the home including washing up, soaking up spills and dusting. Here are a few life hacks that will solve a few of those tricky cleaning situations; The strong Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth can be used to clean up any spill when little mistakes happen. Simply wipe, rinse, wring and repeat. Dust surfaces, wet your Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth to wipe surfaces super clean, wring the cloth and wipe again – wet and dry with one cloth! Give your garden furniture a good wash with the super strong Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth, put it in the washing machine and use again. Wipe up water and steam on surfaces in the bathroom. Rain and muddy foot prints on the floor? No problem simply wipe with a Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloth! The recognisable yellow, Chux All-Purpose Absorbent Cloths have a million uses, make sure you always have one nearby at all times. Chux® helps makes the big chores smaller. Chux® offers an extensive range of quality cleaning accessories to help you tackle any cleaning challenge around your home. Regardless of your preferred cleaning routine, no matter the mess … there’s a Chux® for whatever life Chux® at you. #ChuxSouthAfrica #LikeItNeverHappened #forwhateverlifechuxatyou For more information on Chux® visit www.chux.co.za or www.facebook.com/ChuxSA/. Chux® can be found at selected Spar, Pick n Pay Family and OK Foods stores nationwide. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Marriott International today unveiled Marriott Bonvoy, the new loyalty brand replacing the current loyalty brands – Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) – and reflecting the unmatched benefits, single loyalty portfolio and experiences announced last year. Marriott Bonvoy is built on the belief that travel enriches us all and has the power to enrich the world. Marriott Bonvoy launches on February 13 when the logo and branding begins rolling out across all consumer touchpoints, including on property, marketing and sales channels, digital, mobile and co-brand credit cards, bolstered by a multimillion-dollar global media campaign starting in late February. “Marriott Bonvoy marks an evolution in travel because it represents more than a loyalty program,” said Stephanie Linnartz, Global Chief Commercial Officer, Marriott International. “Marriott Bonvoy is a travel program designed to bring to life our extraordinary portfolio of global brands in 129 countries and territories, while also providing endless inspiration for members to keep traveling and pursuing their passions.” Linnartz continued, “Represented by a simple, bold and modern logo, Marriott Bonvoy is welcoming and optimistic. Our 120 million members have access to the world’s leading hotel portfolio at the best room rates and member benefits, as well our collection of Moments experiences that bring exploration and discovery of the world to the forefront.” Beginning on February 13, Marriott Rewards Moments and SPG Moments will become Marriott Bonvoy Moments, which together with Marriott Moments will feature approximately 120,000 experiences in 1,000 destinations available for purchase or by redeeming points. In addition. In addition to accessing locally relevant sights and excursions, such as hiking into glacial Patagonia, desert treks on camelback in Morocco or cruising to Vietnam’s timeless floating villages, members can indulge in once-in-a-lifetime experiences . . .