This summer Premier Hotels and Resorts is offering a massive discount of up to 50% on the published rack rate for a limited number of rooms at any of their hotels. The Summer Blitz deal is valid from 1 December 2013 until 28 February 2014 and applies to all room categories, subject to availability at the time of booking. Bookings can be made online at www.premierhotels.co.za or by contacting Premier Hotels and Resorts’ central reservations desk at 086 111 5555. The special summer rates are for individual bookings, not groups and a maximum of two people will be allowed per room, unless otherwise specified. Meals are not included unless otherwise specified and this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers from Premier Hotels and Resorts. More details, including the terms and conditions are available on the website, www.premierhotels.co.za . End. Issued by MANGO-OMC on behalf of Premier Hotels and Resorts. For media enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org About Premier Hotels and Resorts Since 1991 Premier Hotels and Resorts has built a fine reputation offering a range of service-orientated luxury hotels and conference venues carefully situated in the mainstream of regional business and travel destinations in South Africa. Premier Hotels & Resorts is one of South Africa’s growing independent groups, focusing on key destinations with properties in Cape Town, Knysna, East London, the KZN South Coast, Pinetown, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Midrand. The Group also owns a private game reserve in the Eastern Cape and manages the East London International Convention Centre. For more information about all the properties within the Premier Hotels and Resorts portfolio, visit www.premierhotels.co.za More Info link:: http://www.premierhotels.co.za/ Twitter: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/premierhotels YouTube: Author: Naomi Willemse from MANGO-OMC on behalf of Premier Hotels and Resorts. No of Images Uploaded: . . .
Mountain bikers have until midnight tonight to enter the EAI Val de Vie MTB Challenge, which rolls out in Paarl on Sunday. Presented by Bestmed, the race takes place in the heart of the scenic Cape Winelands and boasts some of the region's best single-track riding and world-class waterpoints. This year, the route includes new highlights such as a trip past the house where Nelson Mandela was held captive in the Drakenstein prison. Cape Nature has given the go-ahead to use vast sections of their land, and this has opened some wonderful terrain, including a stunning viewpoint. The race attracted almost 1 000 riders in its inaugural outing last year and new sponsor Rudy Project is adding more than R150 000 in prizes for the 2013 edition. R10 of every entry will be donated to the Cancer Association of South Africa. Enter at www.asgevents.co.za. Alternatively, contact email@example.com or phone 076 621 1807 for more info. More Info link:: http://www.asgevents.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/fullstop Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fullstopcom YouTube: Author: Coetzee Gouws from Full Stop Communications. No of Images Uploaded: One Images: For high res version/s of these One image/s please contact: Full Stop Communications Click on each to see larger image. EAI Val de Vie MTB Challenge. Photographer: Photo: Logo Submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Eastern Cape's future netball stars were treated to instruction from some of the country's top coaches, as the final SPAR netball clinic for the year played out at De Vos Malan Primary School in Port Elizabeth this week. More than 400 players from primary and high schools across the province felt the benefit of the seven coaching clinics that took place as far afield as Middelburg, Graaff-Reinet, George and Grahamstown this year. The two-day sessions, run by the SPAR-NMMU netball club, saw experts like former Protea player Lana Krige and university coach Maryka Allaway putting the players through their paces. Aside from improving the players' on-court skills, the clinics also provided teachers with updated manuals on the latest rules and guidelines for coaches and umpires. The PE clinic was coordinated by former provincial player and newly appointed EP U/19 coach Linda Odolo. Speaking at the event, De Vos Malan teacher and netball convenor Katie McBean said the clinics were the best thing that could have happened to netball development in the northern areas of the city. "It means a lot to the children. Some of them have a lot of potential – they can go far one day." Herself a former provincial player, McBean said sporting clinics such as this played a vital upliftment role in the Schauderville community. "We're so glad because these children really need it." According to SPAR Eastern Cape advertising and promotions manager Wendy Westraadt, the retailer had sponsored both the university club and the netball clinics for the past four years. "Netball is one of the largest women's participation sports in South Africa and the world, so it is important for us to support the development of the sport at grassroots level." Westraadt said the retailer's commitment to the sport was also evident in its sponsorship of the SPAR Proteas national team, which triumphed in the recent tri-nations test series against England and Trinidad and Tobago . . .
The Holiday Inn in Sandton, Gauteng, recently saw Rosendal Winery entertain all at Salesforce.com's exclusive Cheese and Wine Evening. This was the company's annual gathering in South Africa and provided executive leaders of RSA's top companies with the perfect networking opportunity. Salesforce.com is a leader in enterprise cloud computing with their social and mobile cloud technologies helping companies connect with customers, partners, and employees. See link for more info www.salesforce.com. Kirby Mentoor and Deon Botha represented Rosendal at the event and shared the following: "The Salesforce tasting was very successful and enjoyable for all who attended. I received great feedback from the Salesforce representatives who, with a very successful event in hand, asked me if we will do future tastings for them. The guests simply loved our wines, with multitudes enjoying more than 1 glass, and they were very interested in Rosendal as a whole. All tasters enquired where and how they can purchase our wines. It was a delightful evening for me and I can't wait for the next one :-)." - Kirby Mentoor, Rosendal's acclaimed Event Tastetainer "The event was a fantastic success for both parties involved. Rosendal Winery received the chance to entertain and network simultaneously, and Salesforce had the opportunity to showcase their global insights on consumers as well as their power to influence business. Being a Salesforce client we have adopted some of these insights into our business strategy and look forward to future opportunities like this. One of the 4 wines presented has recently won Double Gold at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards and was received with great applause by all the event attendees. " - Deon Botha, Rosendal's Sales Director More Info link:: http://www.rosendalwinery.com/rosendal-entertain-salesforce-winetasting/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RosendalWinery Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosendalwinery YouTube: Author: . . .
DIARY LISTING Walter Oltmann: In the Weave 14 November 2013 Exhibition: In the Weave: Walter Oltmann – working over three decades Artist: Walter Oltmann Venue: Standard Bank Gallery Dates: 29 January – 29 March 2014 In the Weave, an exhibition of works by Walter Oltmann, one of South Africa’s finest and most intriguing artists, opens at the Standard Bank Gallery on 29 January 2014. Curated by Neil Dundas of the Goodman Gallery, In the Weave celebrates Oltmann’s output over the last three decades. It also explores his sources, inspirations and allusions to the exchange of concepts between cultures in southern Africa. Although he is noted for his drawings, and also his prints, Oltmann is best known for his wire sculptures, for which he uses techniques which parallel handcrafts. Oltmann’s sculptures, which may be understood as three-dimensional drawings using wire, are intricately worked in time-intensive and demanding processes related to weaving, basket-making, textiles and vessels. His wire sculptures explore, or relate to, African traditions in functional art, carpet- and rug-making in many cultures, or familiar domestic crafts often associated with the home, but with material and imagery that seem sometimes incongruous in relation to these activities. This exhibition runs until 29 March 2014, at the Standard Bank Gallery, corner of Simmonds and Frederick Streets, Johannesburg. The Gallery (Tel: 011 631 4467) is open Mondays to Fridays, 08:00-16:30; on Saturdays, 09:00-13:00; and is closed on Sundays and public holidays. Admission is free. For further information about Standard Bank Gallery see www.standardbanks.co.za. Captions for images Walter Oltmann, Mantis, 2001. Wire, 1m 90 x 1m 33 x 40 cm. Standard Bank. Corporate Art Collection Walter Oltmann, Mother and Child, 2007. Aluminium wire, 1m 95 x 4m 45cm. Standard Bank Corporate Art Collection Standard Bank Gallery Corner Simmonds and Frederick Street, Johannesburg Tel: 011 631 . . .
The Unlimited Titans made a great comeback in the Momentum One Day Cup series and will be going up against the Nashua Cape Cobras in the final at Sahara Park Newlands on Friday, 15 November. 29-year old Heino Kuhn played a decisive role in the team’s progression to the finals by scoring back-to-back centuries in the previous two matches. “The last two games have really been season highlights for me. We’ll go out there and give our best on Friday. Our game plan is to try and control what you can and we can’t do anything about the weather. The senior players know each other really well and the younger players are also mature for their age and have fitted into the squad nicely, so I think we can stage a really well-rounded attack at the moment. It would be really great to take the trophy home to SuperSport Park in Centurion,” mentions Kuhn. The team for Friday night’s epic clash will be captained by 28-year-old Farhaan Behardien, who will lead the team for the third consecutive time as official captain Henry Davids has been called up to join the Protea squad in the UAE. Behardien, who originally hails from Cape Town, is confident that the team can lift the trophy even though they are considered the underdogs. “This is my first stint as captain during my professional cricketing career. The last time I captained a team, I was fourteen at Westerford. It is a great honour to lead such a highly skilled team. The team spirit is phenomenal and although the final game is serious business, we also want to enjoy the privilege of playing on one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world. Our team philosophy is to play for the man next to you and our last couple of performances have really positioned us well for the final. I am confident it is going to be a humdinger,” explains Behardien. According to coach Rob Walter, the team has good momentum coming off the back of four consecutive wins. “The team has shown that they can perform well under pressure, having . . .
The decimation of South Africa's rhino population is undoubtedly one of the most emotive issues of current times. This is according to Helen Dagut, Consultant in the Environmental Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr business law firm. She says that few people are unmoved by images of stricken animals with gaping, bleeding holes in their heads, as the 'death toll' rises steadily to feed the increasing demand for rhino horn predominantly by markets in the East. “It is unsurprising, then, that extreme measures are being suggested and implemented in an attempt to bring the rampant poaching to an end,” she explains Dagut says one of these measures is the poisoning of the horns of live rhinos. In a pilot study initiated by Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife in September 2013, a chemical cocktail is being injected into the horns of several rhino which live in the high-risk Tembe Elephant Park and Ndumo Game Reserve on the border with Mozambique, with the purpose of contaminating the horn. The poison is described as "extremely toxic" to humans and known to cause symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea and neurological disorders, but is not apparently intended to kill people who ingest it. A bright red dye injected with the poison can be picked up on airport scanners and marks the horn as illegally obtained and toxic. It is hoped that potential consumers will be deterred by the threat of serious illness. The effectiveness of the measure as a deterrent is still to be assessed, but conservationists have hope that the poisoning, coupled with awareness campaigns aimed at poachers and consumers, will go some way to reducing demand. Although extreme, poisoning of horns is viewed by many as ethically justifiable in the context of the rhino "massacre". Questions have been raised, however, around its legality. “A person who is aware that the substance added to rhino horn is poisonous and who foresees the possibility that someone might consume it and suffer harm could face charges of . . .
Press Release The Republican Democrats registered with the IEC as a political party in South Africa Issued by: Republican Democrats ATTENTION: NEWS EDITORS FOR IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE The Republican Democrats has been formally registered with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) as a political party on the 06th November 2013. The Republican Democrats is a libertarian socialist organization whose political alignment is leftist. We stand for the advancement of freedom aspirations of all South Africans irrespective of their colour, creed and gender. In as far as policy is concerned, the Republican Democrats will advocate for real positive change in the following; Housing, Land, Education, Health-care, Criminal Justice System, Agriculture and the Economy. Republican Democrats intends contesting 2014 national elections. Membership of this organization is open to all South Africans from the age of 18 years. The President of the RD is Mosotho Motau; Deputy President – Thabo Maja; General Secretary – Adelaide Ramela; Enos Lebese – Deputy Secretary; James Lebelo – Treasurer and Fridah Malaka – Deputy Treasurer Enquiries: Adelaide Ramela on 072 521 8612 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Issued by: Secretariat Republican Democrats More Info link:: Twitter: https://twitter.com/RepDemocratsZA Facebook: YouTube: Author: Adelaide Ramela from REPUBLICAN DEMOCRATS. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: Three Images: For high res version/s of these Three image/s please contact: REPUBLICAN DEMOCRATSClick on each to see larger image. Leadership of the RD President of the RD Photographer: George Msiza . . .
A reader has asked the Property Poser panel to help resolve a boundary wall dispute between her and her neighbour. She explains that a vibracrete wall, which is in perfect condition, separates their properties from each other. In addition, the reader has had a fully compliant electric fence installed above the wall. Recently, the neighbour approached her with the idea of taking down the existing wall and replacing it with a brick version. His reason for doing so is that he plans to build carports and other structures up to and against the proposed wall. The reader's concern is that she has spent a considerable amount of money affixing the electric fence to the existing wall. If she agrees to the new wall, she would want her neighbour to provide an undertaking that he would see to it that the electric fence is properly reattached and fully compliant with electrical regulations. There were apparently a number of electrical "leaks" emanating from the neighbour's side, which the reader fixed at her cost. Her only other stipulation is that her side of the new wall be plastered and smoothed off, so that she would just have to see to the painting thereof. The reader is worried that her neighbour would be able to proceed with breaking down the wall despite not giving him her consent. She would like to know what would happen to her electric fence if he refuses to restore the fitment. According to Schalk van der Merwe from Rawson Properties in Somerset West, Cape Town, the adjoining neighbours would generally own a wall dividing their two properties in half shares. "Unless it's clearly on one side or the other, the wall would thus be jointly owned and one neighbour can't simply do with it as he or she wishes." Van der Merwe says this would typically extend to physical changes that affect the other neighbour, such as lowering, raising or removing the whole wall or parts of it. "Painting is generally accepted as this falls under maintenance of the . . .
The 2nd Annual Global Logistics in Mining Forum kicked off today at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. The forum is sponsored by leading service providers like Neovia (Gold Sponsor), Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (Silver Sponsor) and Schneider Electric (Associate Sponsor). The conference opened with a speech from the event chairman Brenda Horne-Ferreira, Founder and Past Chief Executive Officer of the Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative (MCLI) Delivering the keynote presentation was Dr. Mathews Phosa, Chairman of Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative (MCLI). MCLI is a non-profit organisation consisting of infrastructure investors, service providers and stakeholders from Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland who are focused on the promotion and further development of the Maputo Development Corridor (MDC) as the region's primary logistics transportation route. Post the opening keynote, the attendees at the conference participated at round table discussions lead by speakers representing Arcelor Mittal, Richards Bay Coal Terminal, Transnet Freight Rail, Vale, Neovia amongst others. The round table discussions highlighted strategies to shape and improve road/rail/port infrastructure and efficiency ensuring logistics reliability in greenfield sites. Some topics covered on day one included mine-to-port logistics optimization presented by Nosipho Damasane, CEO - Richards Bay Coal Terminal (South Africa) and 'Logistics in remote and underdeveloped countries' presented by Hermann Siegling, Group Supply Chain Manager at Debswana (Botswana). Delegates also heard from Marc Ramsay, Schneider Electric (South Africa) sharing his insights on 'Integrating and optimizing your business for productivity Improvement and cost reduction'. Day two will feature panel discussions on 'Investing in state of the art technologies to have an integrated logistics operation' and 'Having the right 3PL to address the knowledge gap'. Day two will . . .