Women4Women: A female empowerment foundation working towards success one step at a time. Focused exclusively on female empowerment and community development, Women4Women is a dynamic NGO increasingly making an impact on the South African socio-economic landscape. Founded by former Miss South Africa and local businesswomen, Cindy Nell-Roberts, Women4Women has launched several successful initiatives that aim to mobilize economic growth through a strategy that places the interests of women firmly at the centre. It’s the realization of a long-term dream for Nell-Roberts who believes that active participation in social upliftment is a moral obligation that many South Africans are loath to admit. She says: “It’s my intention to do everything that I can to give back and help to create a more advantageous future for as many women as possible. I truly believe that those who are fortunate enough to be in a position that allows them to give back should do so, and I intend on utilizing my years of experience in the industry and corporate affiliations to follow through on this.” With this in mind, Women4Women has clear objectives when it comes to approaching the challenges faced by many women in South African society. Importantly, it’s an approach that is multidimensional in nature. For Nell-Roberts and her team, the help that they can offer extends to facilitating corporate funding for female entrepreneurs, connecting mentors with underprivileged youth, skills development workshops or something as simple as offering make-up tutorial lessons that help build a greater sense of self-worth. In short, Women4Women is able to assist on a variety of levels in order to ultimately bring about job creation, increased income levels, the growth of female-owned businesses and entrepreneurship as well as empowering females of all ages and from all spheres of life to improve their circumstances. To this end, although operating as an independent organization, Women4Women has chosen . . .
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Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) as part of our corporate social investment initiatives, our goal as a company is to contribute meaningful support that will uplift our chosen beneficiaries so they can continue making a positive impact within our communities. We have invested over R115 000 towards uplifting the Readira Community Nutrition and Development centre and through our Corporate Social Investment (CSI) day, employees from Kimberley and Vryburg spent the day refurbishing the centre. The Readira Community Nutrition and Development centre which was established in 2003, provides nutritious meals to the Galeshewe community after noting the challenges of substance abuse, unemployment, HIV/AIDS and poverty in the area. They provide meals to over 216 beneficiaries daily and look after TB and HIV/ AIDS patients referred by their local clinic. They also provide assistance for pauper funerals and guide community members on how to apply for identity documents. The team painted the inside walls, colourful murals and assembled wooden benches and tables. Their vegetable garden was also boosted with seedlings, beds and protective shade so they can grow more vegetables to use for their meals. Work is underway to extend the building with another room that will be used to serve the community. In addition we are donating kitchen appliances such as a fridge, microwave and pots to make meal preparations easier at the centre. We also partnered with our colleagues from the Department of Social Development, who also volunteered thirty of their employees to assist in the day’s activities. CCBSA Central District Manager, Steven Turner noted that giving back and supporting our communities is especially important as they buy and support our products. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
In what should be of immense benefit to South African cyclists, Positive Sports Solutions have struck a deal with Horizon Global to distribute a top-branded German-designed bike rack in Southern Africa. Originally produced in Germany for the European markets, the Westfalia bike carrier is now being manufactured in South Africa and will be available to local consumers in the second half of 2018. It is rated as one of the best-known bike racks in the business. The deal came about when the Westfalia Automotive company, based in Germany, was acquired by Horizon Global (a US-based company), who are one of the largest manufacturers of towbars in the world. Horizon Global also have a manufacturing footprint in South Africa where the German-designed bike carrier will be manufactured both for the local market and into other parts of the world. A natural extension of the towbar is the bike carrier and this led to Positive Sports Solutions signing a sole distribution agreement with Horizon Global South Africa to sell the bike carriers in South Africa and SADC countries, reaching as far as Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It also includes island nations such as Mauritius and Madagascar. Along with Thule, Westfalia is one of the biggest bicycle carrier brands in Europe and has been tried and trusted over the last decade by thousands of biking enthusiasts. The product will surely gain the confidence among the local biking fraternity as a leading bike carrier product. This new agreement will provide South African consumers with a top-quality brand at a very competitive price. A spokesman of Positive Sports Solutions said they were in the process of establishing a network for selling the product which would be primarily online based. The bicycle carrier has expanded dimensions of 1260 x 660 x 690mm (W/H/D) with compact and easy storable folded-up dimensions of only 580 x 225 x 690mm (W/H/D). The carrier will firstly be launched as a two-bike . . .
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If you need to go to hospital, the last thing you want is to come out sicker than when you went in. The ultimate paradox of health care: going to the hospital can kill you and the reality of healthcare today is that hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) which patients can contract while receiving medical treatment in a healthcare facility, are a major, yet often preventable, threat to patient safety and wellbeing. HAIs increase patient fatality rates, the risk of acquiring other infections, and length of stay in hospital, thus also increasing health care costs. HAIs may be caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi, and most commonly affect the urinary tract, respiratory tract, wounds and blood. In developed countries, between five to ten percent of patients admitted to acute care hospitals acquire an infection which was not present or incubating on admission. The rate for developing countries can exceed 25% and while there are no concrete statistics for South Africa, we probably fall somewhere in between these numbers. Organisms which under normal circumstances simply cause disease, can be life-threatening to ill or post-surgery patients who are exposed to them and manifest themselves as HAIs, often picked up in intensive care units and contracted in hospital environments, and this is worsened by steadily-rising incidences of antibiotic resistance. According to Fasie Smith, national clinical and business strategy manager at Advanced Health, there is a lower risk of contracting HAIs among patients who attend day hospitals for outpatient surgeries. “Preventative and control measures such as improved sanitation, clean air flow, sustainable antibiotic use and antimicrobial stewardship help to manage HAIs in hospitals. However, the best way for the healthcare industry to restrain the spread of these infections is to minimise the time that patients are exposed to them, reducing the chances of ill people contracting HAIs in the first place. One way to achieve this is . . .
Who is Khululeka? Khululeka Grief Support is a registered non-profit organisation founded in 2005. Khululeka’s Vision is a South Africa where every grieving child and adolescent has access to support, and opportunities for healing to improve the trajectory of their lives. Khululeka’s Mission is to build the resilience of children, adolescents and adults who care for them by equipping them with tools to process their experiences of loss and death. Through a holistic approach, we aim to create responsive and compassionate environments that enable grieving children and adolescents to heal. “Our vision is a South Africa where all grieving children and adolescents have access to support and opportunities for healing. Our mission is to build the resilience of children, adolescents and their caregivers by equipping them with tools to process their experiences of loss and death. Through a holistic approach, we aim to create responsive and compassionate environments that enable grieving children to heal.” What do we do? Khululeka has two main programmes, namely: Training and mentoring of child sector staff in the recognition and support of bereaved children and adolescents. Direct services to bereaved children and adolescents including bereavement Support Groups, bereavement counselling and therapeutic services. Crowdfunding for change. The main focus for this crowdfunding campaign is to raise funds for 4 Abangane Support Groups. These support groups is specifically aimed at teen girls aged 13-19 and follow the evidence based Abangane Curriculum. Each support group is 8 x 100 minute sessions for 12-14 teen girls who experienced the death of someone important and feel depressed, not coping and expressed interest in joining a grief peer support group. Research has shown that this intervention lessens depression and improves social functioning (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(17)30146-8/fulltext ). Khululeka offer the . . .
The Eastern Cape is home to South Africa's top commercial radio station. Algoa FM received the Commercial Station of the Year award as well as three category awards at the annual Liberty Radio Awards ceremony hosted in Gauteng on Saturday, April 14. "It is the first time in history that a commercial radio station outside of Gauteng has won Station of the Year and we are both proud and thankful to our loyal audience, our clients and our staff who continually inspire us to new heights," says operations director Alfie Jay. In addition, Algoa FM managing director Dave Tiltmann was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. Tiltmann started as a music compiler and announcer in 1989 on what was then a SABC station, Radio Algoa. He was part of the team, which 20 years ago privatised the station and made it the first independent commercial radio station in the Eastern Cape. Tiltmann has been managing director of Algoa FM since February 2000. He was appointed as an executive director of Moneyweb in October 2017, and is responsible for radio and strategy, and is also chairman of the board of Classic FM 102.7 in Gauteng. Tiltmann also attends the board meetings of AME, the listed company which owns Algoa FM. “In radio I live by the motto – ‘Fun is a Serious Business’ he says. In recent years, Algoa FM has been a regular nominee in the Commercial Station of the Year category at the Liberty Radio Awards. The annual Big Walk for Cancer, which is the Eastern Cape’s biggest charity event, won both the commercial radio award for Community Project and the commercial radio award for Promotion/Stunt/Event. The Algoa FM Top 30 with Wayne Hart, won in the Daytime Show category. “These awards demonstrate the breadth and depth of the talent at Algoa FM, and the dedication and professionalism of the team,” says Tiltmann. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Loans, clothing accounts, expensive furniture buys and credit upon credit. The South African consumer’s debt struggle is heart-wrenching and unfortunately very real. According to the National Credit Act (that aims to be fair and non-discriminatory), all consumers have the right to apply for credit (section 60). Be that as it may, credit providers and consumers have to do everything within their power to avoid debt escalating as a result of reckless lending OR borrowing. The National Credit Regulator (NCR) indicates that the total outstanding consumer credit in South Africa was R1.73 trillion at the end of September 2017. And, credit bureaus held records for 25.08 million credit-active consumers where 9.87 million consumers reflected impaired records. Matthys Potgieter, spokesperson and debt expert at DebtSafe, says reckless credit can be described as two sides of the same coin - for one, creditors may be responsible for ‘reckless lending’. They therefore need to take caution, using their discretion when approving credit. And, secondly, consumers should not be counted out when it comes to ‘reckless borrowing’. Consumers are in control of their own finances and have to take responsibility when applying for credit. The following sides of the reckless credit coin should be taken into account: Creditors • Credit providers should not deliberately or negligently enter into an agreement with a consumer knowing that it could cause or aggravate over-indebtedness. • Credit providers are protected by the National Credit Act if they followed the necessary steps to determine if a consumer is eligible for credit (like a loan). • Credit providers’ credit policies differ and each provider should make sure that careful discretion is used when granting credit to a consumer during their protocol. Consumers • Consumers have to be sure, when applying for credit that they can really afford it. They can do the necessary research beforehand and shop around for better . . .
One often hears the refrain from people that the mainstream media are not interested in their news. In this article MyPR will help you understand why that perception exists and lay out some methods that you could use to overcome the mainstream media's 'disinterest'. Let's define Mainstream Media: A media instance - commonly print - that has a large reach and has been in operation for many years. The perception still exists in most people's minds that any newsworthy event is not 'news' until it has appeared in print. Most people define succcesful exposure in the mainstream media as an appearance in a national newspaper, on TV or on a national radio station. Let's understand how a newsroom works: Mainstream media rely on journalists to 'go and get the story'. There is a downward pressure on newsrooms in terms of how many journalists they may employ and the overiding consideration that any Editor must entertain is the immediate profitability of his/her newspaper. Every decision that an Editor must make revolves around profitability TODAY. As there is a downward pressure on journalist headcount newsrooms find themselves under pressure to pay less which means that they get less experienced journalists and less all-round journalists. This leads to an emphasis on only covering stories that will appeal to the widest range of readers. For example, a sports journalist will therefore concerntrate only on the mainstream sports like Soccer, Rugby and Cricket and the lesser know sports like Sailing, Bowls, Netball etc. will not ever have a specialist journalist covering them. A newsdesk will assign stories to the journalst to cover and those decisions are made based on wide and popular appeal in order to sell as many newspapers as possible. Fewer journalists means a narrower emphasis on news, smaller newspapers and less money to spend on invetigative journalism. Today's journalist also has a number of 'layers' between him/her and final publication - a . . .