Make your mother's day with PANDORA's new Hearts of Love series and other stunning keepsakes. We make jewellery as unique and timeless as the memories that you share with your mother. Hand finished and high quality, our sterling silver collection blends expert craftsmanship with innovative design and beautiful materials. This is jewellery that you'll be proud to gift and your mother will cherish forever. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
A beautiful reserve with two camps namely; Shikwari Suites 4 star graded & Pangolin Rondavel soon to be graded near Hoedspruit, Limpopo. Recently we have added 2 bathrooms to two of our Pangolin Rondavels. After many request for this option, we have finally managed this. Two more for the remaining bathroom will come later this year. After adding bathrooms; we are also adding bespoke hand cream and dual purpose liquid soap/shampoo in natural bushveld fragrance & products, locally sourced. Another first is a new Shikwari Suite to be named “Knobthorn Suite” celebrating the beautiful trees that flower here in early spring. This brings the rooms up to 6 and will be great for the tour groups that travel in larger vehicles. We are hoping to have this ready by the end of the year. More on this later. The Lodge has been moving to a greener footprint. We use “Laundry Balls” for washing laundry. We have found that there is no difference from using washing powder and the linen is still white, fresh smelling and clean. As geysers begin to give trouble, we are changing to solar. All this saves electricity and revenue. All our refuse is recycled and collected by a recycling company; kitchen vegetable and fruit scraps go out to the wildlife who love it. All produce and items for meals are locally sourced as far as possible to try and reduce our carbon footprint on our precious earth. We believe in supporting local. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Polyflor SA has recycled more than 4 tonnes of vinyl floor off-cuts since it launched the initiative at the end of last year, thereby allowing the local PVC industry to move forward with its sustainability goals as set out in SAVA’s (Southern African Vinyls Association) Product Stewardship Commitment. According to Tandy Coleman, CEO of Polyflor SA, the company’s initiative to recycle off cuts generated during the installation of vinyl floors, has been widely welcomed and well-supported by installers. “Diverting these off-cuts from landfill and sending them off to recyclers for use in the manufacture of rigid and flexible products such as pipes, cables, shoe soles and car mats, is of great environmental significance. Good quality, clean materials that are void of any glues or substances can now be used to create new products with a useful service life instead of ending up in landfill or polluting the atmosphere,” Coleman says. According to SAVA CEO, Delanie Bezuidenhout, PVC manufacturers and consumers increasingly aim for the sustainable use of the product through all stages of its life cycle. “The promulgation of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act has placed great emphasis on recycling and the reduction of materials to landfill. To this end, SAVA and its members endeavour to create and participate in many community, industry and government programmes which are designed to ensure appropriate management of PVC products at the end-of-life. We applaud this initiative of Polyflor that not only helps to increase the awareness of the fact that PVC is recyclable, but also delivers tangible and impressive result in a very short time frame when it comes to collecting and recycling end-of-life PVC,” she says. Polyflor contractors receive specially branded bags for their vinyl floor off-cuts, which are then returned to the Polyflor SA head office for weighing and collection by recyclers. “Our aim is to increase our recycling rate by 100% by the end of . . .
To mark World Book Day on 23 April, Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is giving away books to the value of R250 000. A specially curated list of titles of different South African authors and languages, these books will be gifted to the campaign’s literacy development partners, reaching 20 000 children across South Africa. Nal’ibali is calling on the support of the public to help increase the number of books per child by donating new or gently used books, at special readings taking place on Friday, 21 April. Nal’ibali has been supporting a growing movement of South African children and caregivers who enjoy reading and sharing stories, since 2012. This is done by providing free access to good quality stories in English and home languages through its web- and mobisites; through its bilingual reading-for-enjoyment supplement, and on more than 11 different radio stations each week. The donation aims to celebrate the work of its partners by helping to create a print rich environment, and recognising the joy and value of reading storybooks. Handling and paging through printed storybooks, especially for children, feeds into their emotions and intellectual wellbeing. From an early age, children can fall in love with books and enjoy the sensory experience of handling them. Evidence shows that children who regularly read and hear engaging stories, in languages they understand, are well equipped and motivated to learn to read and write. “The most inspiring part of promoting a reading culture in South Africa is that many parents, caregivers and community-based organisations are already reading and telling stories to their children! Now, through this generous donation by the DG Murray Trust – an initiating and funding partner of the Nal’ibali campaign, we are able to gift the children supported by our partners with hard copies of books,” said Jade Jacobsohn, Nal’ibali Managing Director. Special handover events with more than 100 partners will be . . .
Wednesday, 05 April 2017: GREY, Adweek Global Agency of the Year 2015, is re-entering Nigeria with immediate effect, having appointed Centrespread, one of Nigeria’s largest independent advertising communications groups as its affiliate in that market. The Centrespread Group, which operates from offices in Lagos and Abuja, will rebrand as Centrespread GREY, re-establishing the global advertising giant as a leader in providing creative and effective fullservice marketing solutions across the African continent. WPP, the world's largest global media and communications agency network, made the announcement in Singapore today, signalling yet another critical step in GREY’s growth strategy of developing its networks in fast growing and important markets and sectors in the MEA region. The Centrespread Group will focus on developing a strong local GREY presence in Nigeria and is another step in GREY’s expansion in key African markets. Kola Ayanwale, Centrespread CEO, says he is enthusiastic about the alliance with an iconic agency such as GREY. “The GREY Group ranks among the world's top advertising and marketing organisations, with an enviable global footprint. GREY’s credentials and achievements are impressive and their unique positioning of ‘Famously Effective’ resonates with the same values that have shaped Centrespread into one of Nigeria’s most successful integrated marketing communications agencies over the last three decades. The decision to take on the exciting opportunity of re-establishing GREY in Nigeria and across the continent is one that is met with great enthusiasm by both parties, and we look forward to being an integral part of the continued global success of GREY.” As a full service, through-the-line communications group, Centrespread has been operating since 1982 and employs about 200 staff in its seven business units. Today, Centrespread is made up of all-inclusive integrated marketing communications units which include Centrespread Advertising; . . .
Open the door to a better future with a Japanese government scholarship Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 April 2017 - Awardees of the 2018 Japanese Government MEXT scholarships will develop the power to transform both their future careers and their lives, says Mr Fujiu, the Cultural Attaché from the Embassy of Japan in Pretoria. Since 1994, 74 South African graduates have been able to take advantage of this opportunity to study in Japan and have received scholarships in fields such as science, technology, law and literature. The scholarship is administered through the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and covers flights to Japan, tuition and examination fees as well as Japanese language classes. Each scholarship holder also receives up to 145 000 yen (currently about R16 860) a month, depending on their study level, for living expenses. “We are eager to help develop human resources as a contribution to building more productive economies in the MEXT recipient countries – subjects for current and recent recipients have included Robotics, Animation and Electrical Engineering,” says Mr Fujiu. “We also value the way the MEXT programme builds bridges of friendship between Japan and recipient countries. “We appreciate how scholarship holders contribute to the internationalisation of Japan by participating in community activities. We hope that they will also return to their home countries enabled to make Japanese culture better understood at all levels.” Being awarded a MEXT scholarship was the realisation of a childhood dream for Lwando Lawrence Moshani, who initially studied Multimedia at the University of Johannesburg. Lwando has been studying in Japan since April 2014 and is currently in his first year of a Master’s in Visual Design at Kyoto Seika University. “Since I was at primary school, I had dreamed of coming to Japan to study animation,” he says. “I grew up watching animated shows from Japan such as Kimba the . . .
You don’t always have to travel far to have great experiences – often the best things to do are right on your doorstep. So, if you’re not planning on leaving Cape Town for one of the April long weekends, why not spoil yourself with some local treats? You could opt for total indulgence and leave home for the long weekend to stay over in luxurious accommodation elsewhere in the city or surrounds. For those with old-fashioned sensibilities of luxury, there’s the sumptuous high tea at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in the Gardens area of the city. Or, you could join the many foreign tourists who select the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers in Century City for its spectacular views over Table Bay and Table Mountain. If relaxing on the stunning pool deck at the infinity pool doesn’t keep you occupied all the time, there’s a surprising number of things to do in the area: kitesurf at Blouberg beach, visit the highly-rated Perfume Museum in Table View, take a drive to the nearby Durbanville Wine Route, or enjoy the birdlife in the natural setting of Intaka Island, a pleasant walk away from the Hotel. Durbanville is another area to consider for a different type of home-away-from-home staycation. A mere 20 years ago it was still thought of as a country village not far from Cape Town but, today, it has become a suburb of the city – luckily, it’s retained some of the features that made it a lovely country town. You’ll still see vineyards near the town, and the local rose garden is a treat. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the village, and stop off at the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery which has an extensive collection of South African art and ceramics. The local wine route offers stunning views, great wine tastings and lots of good food. You might also be able to catch a movie in the open at the Galileo Open-Air Cinema at Hillcrest Quarry. And as for places to stay, consider Schoongezicht Guest House with its wonderful tranquil setting in the farmlands, while Lapa Log Cabins . . .
How can you kick start 2017 better than with a lavish special reserve event for BetterMan and Azzaro Wanted fragrances? The first BetterMan event was an impressive affair and took place on 28 March 2017 at the ever so suiting Maxim Lounge in the Davinci Hotel, Sandton. What a fitting venue for the Azzaro Wanted Gentleman? The guest speaker of the evening that cuased much excitement was the serial entrepreneur, Marnus Broodryk. He shared his business success stories and entrepreneurial tips and also allowed the gentlemen to ask questions. Azzaro Wanted who partnered with BetterMan man for the evening was the perfect fit. The fragrance embodies what the BetterMan stands: a man that takes chances with unswerving confidence to taunt destiny and get what he wants. He reaches what he targets, he gets what he dares to want. The Wanted fragrance refers equally to the desperadoes whose freedom we long for and to those men that women want and other men envy. Is is the new word to express luxury combined with desire and freedom. e new fragrance Azzaro WANTED has inherited the temperament of this charismatic man and symbolizes the brand’s entrance into a new era. It expresses the strength and ambition of this project, which is to incarnate the “rebirth” of Azzaro perfumes and create a third Azzaro masculine pillar, along with Azzaro Pour Homme and Chrome. Azzaro becomes “the brand that celebrates life” to enable men and women to defy destiny, try their luck and attract desire. WANTED: for being coveted, craved and desired. A many-faceted word, full of nuance... Azzaro is available at selected retailers. About the evening: Hosts: BetterMan with Erik Kruger as Founder Venue: Maxim Lounge, Da Vinci Hotel, Sandton, JHB MC: Andrew Mack as community manager Speaker: Marnus Broodryk, CEO Beancounter and serial entrepreneur Main Sponsor: Azzaro Wanted fragrances Gifts: Each guest received a stunning Azzaro bag with a miniature fragrance as gift ~Until . . .
The wait-listed annual Careers24 Recruiter Boot Camps that took place in Johannesburg and Cape Town in March 2017 demonstrated a need for online recruitment portals to empower recruiters to employ effective, engaging online recruitment strategies. “We understand the need to keep up in the fast moving and demanding recruitment industry”, said Careers24 General Manager Marc Privett, “With the constant technological developments in the online space, workshops such as these have the dual effect of empowering recruiters to use online recruitment more effectively and giving us the opportunity to engage face-to-face with our recruiter partners.” “We were very pleased by the positive response we received from recruiters, from the day we announced the dates of this year’s events. We even had to arrange an additional event in Johannesburg to accommodate more attendees.” said Careers24 brand manager Shaun Clarke. Hosted in conjunction with Demitri Tambourlas of DEMsays, the topics discussed focused on new approaches, skills and tools. The topics covered at the Johannesburg events were: Job Orders: A new approach that will have recruiters making more placements and working on the high demand jobs. Sales and the modern recruiter: Essential sales skills that every recruiter should have. How clients can exploit recruiters: Making sure recruiters are savvy in a technology driven world. Patricia Koekemoer, Managing Director of Professional Sourcing, who attended the Johannesburg event said afterwards “For a serious recruiter, not being at your desk for an entire day, is unheard of in my mind. However, thanks to Dem, I did not even think about how much time I need to spend to catch up after the Recruiter Boot Camp event. It was a prestigious and high quality training event and my team and I will most definitely make the time to attend if Careers24 host similar future events.” The topics addressed in Cape Town were: Placement warning signs: How to . . .
A few years ago Janine Binneman decided to design a way for people to tell their story through her greatest passion; jewellery. She created the Name Rings and the rest of the Stacking Ring collection as a way for you to wear your loved one’s name. Over time, Janine’s Name Ring design gained a few copy cats but as of 13 March 2017 Janine Binneman Jewellery Design is proud to say that they have legally gained rightful ownership as the official owners of the Name Ring design and no other retailer or designers may continue to market them. Janine Binneman and her team at JBJD are known for producing authentic exquisite jewellery. JBJD has grown substantially over the past few years and become an increasingly popular local brand among jewellery lovers since the brand can custom design and create pretty much anything the customer wants. “People want to wear beautiful jewellery that captures the heart, so we’ve made it our mission to do just that,” says Janine. All pieces are made to suit the clients brief and are designed by Janine who has an innate ability to tap into her clients’ personal style. With her extensive knowledge in gemology and jewellery, paired with her passion, Janine is regarded as one of the leaders in her industry, which is why owning the rights to the Name Ring Design can be considered a milestone for JBJD. So, go wild and purchase some more Name Rings today! CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .