Worldwide, allergies are on the rise, and in South Africa a staggering 40% of sufferers are children, according to the Allergy Foundation of South Africa - affecting quality of life and learning potential. The problem, and solution, to common allergy symptoms, says world-renowned nutrition expert Patrick Holford, is diet. “One in three children with behavioural problems have allergic reactions to foods. Other than overt physical reactions, individual food allergies can affect thought processing and cause irritability, agitation, aggressive behaviour, nervousness, anxiety, ADHD, autism, hyperactivity and learning disabilities,” says Holford. A trial study conducted by Dr Joseph Egger, head of the Pediatric University Hospital in Munich, Germany, and his team in 1985, which studied hyperactive children to find out whether diet could contribute to behavioural disorders, found that 79% of the children participating reacted adversely to artificial food colourings and preservatives, but also found that different foods produced the same symptoms in different individuals. “In the 1980s, researchers found plenty of evidence that allergies affect any system in the body and are behind a diverse range of symptoms, yet this research has largely been ignored since,” says Holford. Patrick Holford is a pioneer in new approaches to health and nutrition, specialising in the field of mental health. Having suffered throughout his childhood and adolescence with migraines, sinus infections and ear infections, Holford sought a solution and discovered that his troubles were due to milk and yeast allergies. “The truth is that the majority of people are likely to suffer for years not knowing that they have an allergy – but also not knowing how to treat it,” says Holford. Not to be confused with an intolerance or sensitivity, an allergy is an exaggerated physical reaction to a substance where the immune system is involved. As our personal defence system, the immune system . . .
Hijacking is on the rise, becoming one of the most reported crimes in South Africa over the past year. According to recent statistics released by the South African Police Service, an estimated 16 325 cars were reported stolen over the past year, with 44 cars hijacked daily – meaning that every 32 minutes a car is hijacked in South Africa! These are terrifying statistics and means that it could happen to any one of us. The question is, how do we ensure that both ourselves and our families are best protected from becoming victims of such hijackings and vehicle theft? The simple answer – technology! However, not just any technology. One needs to consider the types of technology that can really aid your safety protocol while on the road and one such technology is vehicle tracking apps. Tracking apps have become beneficial to consumers as they offer convenient live vehicle tracking that puts you in the driver’s seat of your vehicle’s safety. These solutions also provide the most advanced stolen vehicle tracking and recovery technology on the market, designed to recover your vehicle in the unfortunate event of theft or hijacking. Today, these apps offer so much more when it comes to your personal safety while on the road. Here are some critical ways in which a tracking app can keep you and your family safe while on the road – and help you avoid falling victim to carjacking. • You will always know where your car is. With a best-in-class smartphone vehicle tracking app, you can view your vehicle’s location on a detailed map with pinpoint locations, select a street map view of your vehicle’s surroundings. During the unfortunate event of theft or hijacking, this feature allows your tracking company to pinpoint your vehicles exact location timely. • Navigate to your car’s exact location. The GPS enabled smartphone vehicle tracking app links to your mobile phone’s navigation, allowing you to plan routes. This means your family will have full access to navigate . . .
Badplaas, South Africa – Forever Badplaas is proud to announce their SAAHSP (South African Association of Health and Skincare) Spa Membership after they recently opened the new Spa at Badplaas. SAAHSP Membership certificates were awarded to the Hydro Manager, Assistant Hydro Manager and five Beauty Therapists. SAAHSP, a non-profit organisation, was legally constituted to protect the public interest in relation to the Spa and wellness industry inclusive of beauty, somatology and spa treatments within South Africa. “Being registered members of SAAHSP is a privilege and gives us a higher professional designation that provides our passionate Spa team with platforms to improve their knowledge and staying up to date with the industry and trends which ultimately provides our guests with quality Spa treatments. This membership also reflects the professional integrity of the Spa as well as the team”, said Johan Bezuidenhout, Senior General Manager at Badplaas, A Forever Resort. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Engen, in collaboration with FUEL Online Training, has delivered a record 3.5 million training interventions to Engen forecourt attendants around the country since its inception in 2013. The training focuses on job skills and competencies related to customer service as well as critical life-skills which can be accessed via an iPad training app. Community support material created for Engen staff includes basic first aid, drug and alcohol abuse prevention and understanding money management. The programme has also offered 640 000-education interventions concerning people living with HIV, which still affects millions of South African families. “We are very excited by the level of success achieved by our programme. The Engen sites that implemented Engen Learn have delivered increased customer satisfaction,” says Retail Training Academy Manager, Renee Kemm. The Engen Learn programme has receive numerous national awards, including an award from Apple for innovation, the Future of HR Best Learning and Development Strategy award in 2017, and a Directors Best Choice nomination for the same award in 2018. “This a ground breaking solution which, if nurtured, has the power to be a truly transformative force in South Africa. Our reach allows us to directly inspire thousands of employees, who in turn are empowered to impact on their families and communities,” adds Kemm. Below are some comments received via survey from service station staff about Engen Learn: “Ever since the introduction of Engen Learn I learnt so much and not only about the industry but am happy to say am now debt free because I followed what I learned here.” “When I started as a Cashier it was just a job. The Engen Learn modules about the history of Engen fascinated me. Today, even the President, is not as happy as I am in my job. All thanks to a simple app.” “Engen Learn has taught me to be strong and resourceful manager and it has given me some powerful life lesson especially when . . .
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For the second year in succession, the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) received a clean audit. SANEDI, an agency of the Department of Energy (DoE), is mandated to direct, monitor and conduct energy research and development, promote applied energy research and technology innovation, as well as undertake measures to promote the uptake of green energy and energy efficiency throughout the economy. Its mission is to use applied and energy research and resource efficiency to develop innovative, integrated solutions that will catalyse growth and prosperity to meet its vision of sustainable living for growth and prosperity in Africa. “As an organisation, we are delighted that our sound governance and financial protocols have again led us to a clean audit,” says Dr Thembakazi Mali, interim CEO at SANEDI. “We thank Lethabo Manamela, our CFO, and Tuleka Mpotulo, our Corporate Planner, and their teams for all their hard work in achieving this triumph. We would also like to thank the Board, under the leadership of Nkululeko Buthelezi, which has enabled us to deliver on so many of our objectives.” “The success of SANEDI is not only predicated on the availability of human and financial resources but also on its effective policies and procedures, systems and relationships, which enable it to adhere to its governance requirements. The Board is proud of SANEDI’s achievements in securing another clean audit,” adds Nkululeko Buthelezi, interim chairperson of the SANEDI Board. “SANEDI’s activities contribute to all of society, across the entire energy landscape, through cleaner fossil fuels, Smart Grids, cleaner mobility, data and knowledge management and key projects in renewable energy and energy efficiency programmes and Working for Energy job creation programmes,” continues Mali. “In addition to our close cooperation with the DoE, we also have strengthened our ties with the Department of Science & Technology, the Department of . . .
South Africa, 23 October - Imagine you could transport your spa guests to hidden locations and bucket-list destinations. Well, now you can with virtual relaxation. Introducing The Wend, a virtual reality spa experience and a first to the South African market. Using Virtual Reality (VR) head-sets, The Wend offers a revolutionary multi-sensory spa treatment that delivers heightened relaxation. Immersing guests into unexplored worlds and exotic destinations, the result is a spa treatment that’s more like a relaxing, destination experience. Gone are the days when a simple massage was good enough. Fully immersed in technology, Gen Z’s and Millennial’s (who are already in their 20s and 30s) are demanding more from their spa experiences. “Growing up in a technology-driven world, high-tech offerings are a must to win the trust of this elusive target market and convert them into lifelong, loyal customers,” says Melloney Rijnvis, Creative Director. Born of a desire to meet the demands of this ever-changing spa guest, The Wend might make use of the latest virtual reality hardware and software but it is not designed to replace the core of a spa business – human touch. Instead, The Wend is designed to complement the personal touch of a spa therapist and enhance the spa environment. Promising to increase productivity, eliminate awkward chit-chat and give guests a new spa experience The Wend helps guests relax by offering a virtual escape through a variety of experiential videos. From beautiful locations to guided meditations and soothing music, The Wend makes use of high-resolution video and spatial audio to create a fully immersive experience that, according Rijnvis, evokes the same reactions, thoughts and emotions as experiences in the real world. “We help guests leave their worries behind and escape to some of the most beautiful natural locations in the world while relaxing to a guided meditation or soothing ambient music, specifically designed to enhance the . . .
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The most important part of Black Friday shopping actually happens during the days leading up to the big event. By preparing and planning your shopping in advance, the experience becomes easier and more enjoyable. Elisabeth Pretorius, property manager of Broll’s Springfield Retail Centre, shares some tips on how to make your Black Friday shopping experience an enjoyable one. 1) Dress Appropriately It’s important to dress appropriately on the day – comfortable shoes and gear are important so you can move around quickly. That being said- maybe packing a few plasters in your back pocket is a good idea too, just in case you develop a blister from all the walking around. 2) Keep Your Cool It’s easy to become irritable on Black Friday – especially if its early, crowded and intense. Some folk are bound to get angry and impatient which results in possible arguments between shoppers over items and spots in line. Before you snap, just remember why you’re there in the first place. Black Friday is saving you money, and allowing you to buy the things that you ordinarily couldn’t afford. So, take a step back (but not out of the line, of course), breathe and maybe even make some new acquaintances - it’ll make the experience much for more / pleasant?. 3) Bring a Snack Shopping in a huge crowd is one thing, but shopping and being hungry is another story! An easy way of ensuring the ‘hangry’ doesn’t get stroppy/ come out, is to pack some light snacks, be it a granola bar, biscuits, or even some cheddars, something that’s light enough just to just pop in your bag before leaving home. If you want something more substantial though, send your shopping partner to the food court, to have a bit of a timeout, before being ready to find some extra awesome deals. 4) Create a Game Plan Black Friday is a pretty hardcore shopping experience is not a day for window shopping. It’s a hardcore shopping experience, and if you don’t make a plan, you could get lost in the shuffle. . . .
Wilma Swart, GM of SunSquare Montecasino (https://www.tsogosun.com/sunsquare-montecasino), says her ‘never give up’ life mantra has contributed richly to her strong and steady rise through the ranks to her position at the helm of the busiest hotel in Montecasino (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino), and she quotes lyrics from a song by Shawn Mendes, “Sometimes I feel like giving up, but I just can’t. It isn’t in my blood”. She has been passionate about hospitality and “making people smile” since she was a small child, and believes her strengths of energy, fun, and focus are adding value to the hotel, staff, and guests. Swart has worked for seven different hotels since 1996 and says SunSquare Montecasino is the most exciting. “The SunSquare brand is quirky and trendy, and very attractive to guests of all ages. It’s a fun brand to work for, and it lives out its fun style more readily than more formal five-star hotels possibly would. Here at SunSquare Montecasino there is always a buzz and always something happening – in the highly popular Aarya restaurant, at the front desk – at all hours, long after other hotels and restaurants have quietened down for the night. I love it – it’s my kind of crazy.” SunSquare Montecasino is a 179-room hotel located on the Piazza which features modern styling and bright, contemporary design. It offers a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, an excellent standard of service, a wide range of amenities and facilities in the hotel and on the Montecasino property and is a popular choice for both business and leisure travellers. Swart started at the Garden Court Pietersburg (now Polokwane) in 1995 as Guest Services Attendant, Front Office, and soon after joining, her potential was recognised, and she was identified as excellent management material. She moved to Pretoria to Holiday Inn Garden Court Burgerspark as PA to the GM and then as Reservations Manager. In 1998 she joined Holiday Inn Garden Court Eastgate in Johannesburg as Food . . .