The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturer’s Association (SAPPMA) has welcomed Polyflo Piping (Pty) Ltd as a new member. Based in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, Polyflo’s primary area of business is the extrusion of HDPE pipes which they supply primarily to the civil and irrigation markets. The company opened its doors for the first time in 2016 and was awarded the SATAS mark last year. "It was important for us to join SAPPMA in light of the fact that our customers were demanding it of us. They recognise the SAPPMA brand is an assurance of quality and standards and it gives them peace of mind. Being able to display the Association’s logo on our products will also be a major benefit to our company and will allow us to tender for projects where SAPPMA membership is included in the specifications," reports Charles Samuel, a Director at Polyflo Piping. Welcoming the new members, SAPPMA Chief Executive Officer, Jan Venter says: “It is our mission to create absolute customer confidence in the Plastics Pipe Industry, thereby ensuring long term sustainability and dynamic growth for our industry. In an era where pipe manufacturers are tempted to look for ways to cut corners and compromise on standards and quality for the sake of making a bigger profit, is heartening to see companies such as Polyflo who are willing to agree to the SAPPMA Code of Conduct by only producing and marketing top quality products that are fully compliant to all relevant standards and specifications”. For more information, visit www.sappma.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Eighty intellectually disabled pupils studying at the Mount Fletcher Special School in the rural Eastern Cape can look forward to comfortable, warm nights this winter, thanks to Engen’s donation of new beds. The Engen handover of beds and mattresses on 8 June, totalling R250 000, will get the children off the floor where they have been forced to sleep after enrolment at the school in Xaxazana, Mount Fletcher, spiked this year. “The situation had become urgent, and we are extremely grateful to Engen for stepping up,” says Thabiso Phetuka, chief executive officer of the Eastern Cape Disability Economic Empowerment Trust, of which Engen is a partner. The Eastern Cape Education Department provided bedding for the new beds, as well as water tanks for the school. Mount Fletcher Special School opened at the beginning of 2017, one of six such centres planned for the province by Education MEC Mandla Makupula in his 2017/18 budget to supplement the existing 43 special schools in the Eastern Cape. Phetuka however identified the facility for urgent intervention this year as part of his Trust’s partnership with the provincial Education Department, after the centre proved unable to cope with the demand from intellectually disabled youngsters who ended up sleeping on the floor. The Trust relies on funding from government departments and the private sector to empower disabled people, with Engen’s donations already contributing to the Job Readiness Programme for unemployed people with disabilities and matric pupils at special needs schools. “This programme assists them with career pathing, making choices about further education, and preparation for their participation in the open labour market,” Phetuka explains. Last year Engen extended its social investment focus to add people with disabilities to its original Corporate Social Investment (CSI) target areas, which included education, health and safety, and the environment. Adhila Hamdulay, Engen’s CSI . . .
Afrika Tikkun is a global not-for-profit organisation working to develop, empower and support the youth of South Africa in disadvantaged communities in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Their intention is to shape the youth of today to become the next generations leaders of tomorrow. The approach that they have taken is called the Cradle-to-Career 360? model, which sees full developmental support from infancy to adulthood. However, with a full complement of capable staff behind them their achievements would still not be possible without the financial and in-kind aid of sponsors and the extraordinary efforts of their benefactors. One such company is MTN. Director of Partnerships and Marketing at Afrika Tikkun, Onyi Nwaweri comments: “It is amazing what can be accomplished when we all work together toward a common goal and I would like to thank all of the staff of MTN that have joined us this past week in improving the lives of the youth that we serve. The African proverb holds true: If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together.” Every year from 1 to 21 June, MTN employees around the globe reach out to people less fortunate than themselves as part of their 21 Days of Y’ello Care campaign. During this period they give time, energy, care and financial assistance to improve the lives of community members where MTN connects people. This year, MTN South Africa chose Afrika Tikkun’s Wings of Life Centre in Diepsloot as their beneficiary. Kicking off MTN’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care campaign on 2 June 2018, there was a half marathon around the MTN Innovation Centre in Roodepoort where MTN staff, twenty youth from Afrika Tikkun as well as members of the public joined together to raise funds for Information Communication Technology (ICT) projects in education and in supporting youth skills empowerment programmes. Afrika Tikkun’s Wings of Life Centre is one amongst many other youth centres and schools for leaners with special needs to benefit . . .
A number of incentives, including a new junior men's category, will ensure that the Bestmed Jock Classic remains an attractive option for a wide range of cyclists when it takes place in Mpumalanga next month. The race on July 14 covers 155km, divided into three stages, and will take riders along a route from Mbombela to White River and Sabie. The distances for the three legs are 48km, 45km and 62km respectively. ASG Events acting chief executive Fritz Pienaar said they felt the race was the perfect vehicle to keep riders active during the cold winter months. He added that there were several benefits to competing in one of the oldest road races in the country, which compared favourably to similar events on the international stage. "The Jock Classic has some of the most beautiful routes in the country and includes climbs which provide a good idea of what riders can experience in overseas events," said Pienaar. "It's the perfect opportunity for riders to stay in shape during the winter months and takes place on roads which are safe for cycling." Entries for the event close on July 4, but he said there was an incentive for riders to submit their names by June 25. "Those who have entered and paid the entry fee by then will receive a R150 voucher which can be redeemed at any ASG store," he said. "These, for example, can be used to purchase HIGH5 nutritional supplements, which are so valuable during races of this nature." The junior men's category was a new addition to the Jock Classic this year, providing a separate race for the younger riders, said Pienaar. "The difference is that the junior men will start at White River and will only be doing stages two and three. "However, in order for this category to have their own starting batch and commissaire there will have to be at least 30 entrants. "Should there be fewer than 30 participants they will be moved to the open-batch starting time." Pienaar said there was much for the riders . . .
Leading paper and plastic recycler, Mpact Recycling has announced that it will partner with the Mrs South Africa empowerment programme for the fourth consecutive year, this time as one of the main sponsors of the event. The decision is aimed at enlisting the help of contestants to raise awaresess around the importance of recycling in local communities. More than a traditional beauty pageant, Mrs South Africa is a female empowerment programme focused on raising the profile of women who strive to be the best versions of themselves. They can be mothers, entrepreneurs, businesswomen or homemakers between the ages of 25 and 49. Many are change-makers in their communities, but all are brave, real-life superwomen. The competition’s 100 semi-finalists are expected to immerse themselves in networking and self-development activities as well as raising funds for Women4Women South Africa. This is before 25 finalists are selected in June and the winner announced in November. Mpact Recycling communications manager, Donna-Mari Noble, says the campaign’s objectives fit neatly with Mpact Recycling’s drive to create awareness in communities such as assisted living facilities, old age homes, buy-back centres, garden sites and churches about the benefits of recycling. “By partnering with Mrs South Africa, Mpact Recycling gains 100 brand ambassadors this year.” She explains that Mpact Recycling has supported Mrs South Africa since 2014. “This year is different because we are now one of the main sponsors of the event, which means we have access to many more contestants than in previous years. This will help to increase our geographical reach and empower more communities to get actively involved in sustainable recycling initiatives.” Since partnering with Mrs South Africa four years ago, Mpact Recycling has identified several new communities for its recycling programme. “Not only do the people in these communities learn about the advantages of conserving the environment and . . .
The organisers of the Totalsports Women’s Race are excited to welcome Under Amour as the event’s apparel partner in 2018. “We are ecstatic to partner with Under Armour, a brand that focusses on improving athlete performance through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports. “Passion is the driving force behind the Totalsports Women’s Race. The event is an annual Women’s Day celebration that encourages athletes to ‘Run United’ in three major cities (Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town) in support of PinkDrive. We are excited to experience Under Armour’s presence at each event and look forward to hosting a Women’s Day celebration like no other.” According to Lorrianne Cloete, Marketing Manager for Under Armour SA, the Totalsports Women’s Race brings together thousands of strong, fit and healthy women for a great cause. “The Totalsports Women’s Race is a natural fit for Under Armour. Women are a key part of our brand, and empowering athletes is what we stand for. We love that the event offers a platform for Under Armour to connect with this powerful force, celebrate the strength and grit of these inspirational women, while showcasing our equally impressive footwear and apparel. Under Armour is sold through the top Totalsports stores nationwide. It goes without saying that we are proud to team up with an event that boasts with Totalsports as the title sponsor. We will be offering exciting incentives that will enable participants to get our top gear at a great price. We look forward to seeing more women in Under Armour gear at the Totalsports Women’s Race.” Event Information: 2018 Totalsports Women’s Race Dates & Venues: Sunday, 22 July 2018 Durban: Kings Park Athletics Track Thursday, 09 August 2018: Johannesburg: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown and Cape Town: Grand Parade, Cape Town CBD Entry Fee: 10km licensed runner R120,00 5km R80,00 10km Durban unlicensed runner R140,00 . . .
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CASHCLOUD releases all NEW latest tech Android Mobile Application. CASHCLOUD prides itself on being an affordable mobile banking solution, since 2014. A great option for all South Africans, tourists and foreign individuals alike! An easy online application process with self-registration and two account options, CASHCLOUD caters to everyone. Offering a basic range of transactional services, CASHCLOUD’s vision is to be easily accessible and inclusive. CASHCLOUD’s current services include loans and prepaid purchases, with tailor-made funeral covers, money transfers and savings options in the pipeline. CASHCLOUD offers a fresh approach to banking accessibility. No paperwork, no queues in branches, no calls on hold, no fuss! Keeping in line with wider connectedness, CASHCLOUD offers multiple channels to communicate on, including WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. The new CASHCLOUD App features: Self-registration, WhatsApp call centre, Statement download to device, Airtime and Data in app purchases, Online purchases, Card delivery to your door This all contributes to make CASHCLOUD a truly mobile solution! It not only allows instant, fast access to all services, but also saves its clients the unnecessary transport costs to and from branches as well airtime costs when dealing with queries over the phone. CASHCLOUD’s all-new simple, functional and intuitive design offering makes for a great mobile experience and instant way of banking anytime, anywhere. The CASHCLOUD Mobile App will deliver customers a fast and easy way to set up an account and start banking, without ever having to step into a branch. The CASHCLOUD Mobile App will be available for download from the Google play store from 10 July, 2018. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Maybe you’re worried about the aging infrastructure that brings our drinking water to our homes and want to ensure the purity of the water coming out of your taps. Perhaps, like many others, you believe that this drought is not the last and you want to be able to use the water from your rainwater tanks, well point or borehole in your home. Can you do so? Tony Marchesini, H2O International SA’s managing director says you can: “This is highly specialised work and you don’t want to put your family’s health at risk. Over many years we’ve designed technical filters to capture and remove bacteria, dangerous chemicals and contaminants from our water before they do any damage. We also work with our water analysis partners to check ground water and tap water and suggest the perfect whole-house solution for your unique needs.” Now more than ever before we are aware of the extensive need for water in our lives. “Many of our clients are making a lifestyle change to be more water conscious. The culture of always making a change for the better, for ourselves and our country, is laudable. Alternative and more sustainable methods of water usage will always be important going forward, no matter what the circumstance, but in most urban areas of South Africa we have a reliable supply of municipal water, so we focus on purifying what is already available.”, Marchesini continues. If you wish to reduce your reliance on the grid and ensure that the municipal water you use is pure, the first step is to analyse your groundwater and tap water supplies. It is vital that this is undertaken by an independent laboratory. For example, H2O International SA have partnered with approved experts, Aquatico, to do the analysis according to your intended use for the water. A detailed report with recommendations for treatment is produced and then, with the advice of a water purification specialist, you can investigate the right system of purification for your needs. “Don’t skimp on the . . .
When Black Royalty Minerals, a subsidiary of the Makole Group launched the Chilwavhusiku Colliery in Bronkhorstspruit in January 2018, one of its primary objectives was to create economic development in the community. Key to this was ensuring that over 80% of the colliery workforce are locals and from a supplier and procurement perspective, they meet the BBBEE criteria and are sourced from the surrounding Bronkhorstspruit community. “We’ve made great strides in realising these objectives as they directly impact on achieving the greater mining output objective. The first load of coal delivered to Eskom was at the end of March 2018 and we aim to deliver 50,000 more tons of coal by the end of April; and the majority of the trucking contracts have been set aside for local developing and established businesses. Ensuring these outputs means ensuring that the broader community economic development mandate, spanning over five years will be achieved,” says Ndavhe Mareda, Makole Group chairman. Chilwavhusiku, in full operational swing, has so far created direct jobs in both specialist and administrator positions, with staff directly employed by Black Royalty Minerals. These include the positions of a mine manager, mine engineer, geologists, health and safety, logistics and administrative support, all contributing to the employment impact wage bill. Additionally, the mine has set aside procurement for services where the suppliers will be from black owned local businesses which are part of the designated groups of youth, female and disabled people. Procurement of services through black owned, local and designated groups has already taken place for security, coal trucking, diesel supplies, loading contracts and water carts. Employment opportunities have been created through subcontracted services. “A success story however is not without teething problems or challenges, which we encountered and tackled quite effectively. The goal was to work towards efficiency while . . .