SANCA Western Cape dedicate educated people to create awareness of drug abuse and provide essential care to those who have been the victim of alcohol and drugs. The abuse prevention and treatment centre acts in three layers to move the patient towards a healthy lifestyle. Primary Prevention is the initial step taken before addiction can escalate. Through their various awareness campaigns if it is understood that a person is leaning towards substance abuse then he/she is given special care to build resilience and trained to stay away from drugs. Secondary Prevention is concerned about youth, women and people who had faced substance abuse in the workplace. SANCA ensures that the residents of the Western Cape suffering from abuse go through educational initiatives and life skills training to eliminate the risk of becoming a high-level drug abuser. Tertiary Prevention initiatives are mainly focused on those who have developed a substance abuse problem. This program provides comprehensive support and a treatment package that also includes aftercare services. Prevention Programmes: POPPETS (Programme of Primary Prevention), Youth Programme and FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) Awareness Programmes are incorporated in the prevention programme category. The POPPETS Programme targets the pre-school group using puppetry and story-telling methodologies while the Youth Programme focuses on creating awareness among the middle school and high school students. Other than educating and awareness creating programmes, FASD Prevention Program also focuses on identifying and equipping women such that they make informed choices. The aim is to make high-risk women and teenage girls from impoverished areas understand the risk of substance abuse during pregnancy. Out Patient Programmes: It has been observed that substance abuse in the region of Western Cape has increased significantly among teenagers and young adults. The Out-Patient Programme offered by SANCA Western Cape . . .
A number of Cape Country Routes’ (CCR) accommodation and activity destinations, all located along South Africa’s popular road travel routes, have exciting offers to make June a month to remember for the entire family, especially dad. Here are great ideas for those wanting to make Father’s Day (and Month!) a calendar highlight for all: 1. New Holme Guest Farm is situated within the newly proclaimed Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve, midway between Cape Town and Johannesburg. If you’re planning a noteworthy pit stop and stay-over in the Karoo, book for the Guest Farm’s sumptuous three-course buffet dinner which will be prepared by the national winner of the popular Gauteng cooking competition, Queen of the Kitchen. Added to this is a complimentary sunset drive to the Nature Reserve’s Hippo Pool, with a glass of bubbly. 2. De Zeekoe Guest Farm (7km outside Oudtshoorn) offers winter specials for a family break close to the town. On 17 June, dads who are already staying at the Guest Farm will get treated to a free 30-minute massage. From May to July, visitors can enjoy great discounted offers per person a night. Until end September, guests can also stay for three nights and only pay for two. If your dad is an early-riser, check him in for a unique Wild Meerkat Adventure Tour. Upon sunrise, the tour nears the meerkat burrows where guests are treated to a hot cup of coffee and issued with a lightweight aluminum chair to observe the meerkats as they come out into the sunshine, and then go about their routine of foraging and frolicking. 3. D’Olyfboom Family Estate is set against the Paarl Mountains overlooking the town’s beautiful vineyards and country-side. The CCR member is celebrating Fatherhood with a new art exhibition, aptly named I Found a Father, by Wellington artist and photographer, Hennie van Loggerenberg. Loggerenberg nominated Mosaic, a community project that provides orphan care, as one of the beneficiaries of the event that will be hosted on Sunday 17 . . .
In May 2018 salon owner and stylist Shoneez Warrington elevated Spoilt to inspired heights by hosting an entirely original show at Youngblood Art Gallery on Cape Town’s trending Bree Street. Heavily invested in training and partnering with South Africa’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands, the likes of Cosmopolitan, Glamour and WomanOnline, Spoilt Hair & Nails showed off its creative flair with a bespoke celebration of hair as art. “The inspiration for our show was the love of art and hair,” Shoneez explains. “We were inspired to see if we could combine the two into an exhibition, which is what we achieved.” As the first and only salon to bring fashion and hair styling together in quite this way illustrates Spoilt’s drive and passion to push boundaries and bring these two complementary disciplines together through collaboration. We haven’t heard of anyone doing a show like this,” Shoneez says. “Other salons do fashion shows, but they’re typically not theirs alone. This show was ours – from the original idea, right through to the final execution of the show.” All the creations shown were fashioned by Shoneez’ talented team, from outfits right through to hair, every aspect was overseen and tailored to perfection. Partnerships being key to Spoilt Salon Hair & Nails, make-up artists gorgeous2go collaborated on the night to help add the finishing touches to each of the model’s looks. “We have an impeccable reputation for maintaining longstanding relationships and enjoy high client retention, all of which sets us apart,” Shoneez confirms. “The aim was to show off our creative side,” she adds. “It’s not something we do at Spoilt every day, so it was great to showcase what we can do. The event was also a wonderful way to bring in teambuilding too. It definitely took lots of team work for the show to be the success it was.” As for how the reveal was received by all invited, Shoneez definitely saw the night as a success. “Our guests were absolutely . . .
Johannesburg, June, 6, 2018 Scott Ambler and Mark Lines talk business agility in South Africa in July IndigoCube will once more host the internationally renowned and locally popular Scott Ambler and Mark Lines, creators of the Disciplined Agile Framework, but this time with a principally business focus for the first Business Agility Conference hosted in South Africa. The duo will host a conference and present workshops for a week in July aimed chiefly at business people rather than IT people. “The conference is about business agility,” says Jaco Viljoen, the principal consultant and head of digital at IndigoCube. “It’s agile for the whole business, not just IT, so it’s for business people curious about modern practices for the digital enterprise and how that affects all divisions from HR to finance, marketing and the rest.” Scott Ambler, the Senior Consulting Partner of Scott Ambler + Associates, is also the founder of the Agile Modeling (AM), Agile Data (AD), and Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) methodologies and the founding Member of the Disciplined Agile Consortium (DAC). Mark Lines is Managing Partner of Scott Ambler + Associates, coach and co-author, with Scott Ambler, of “Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Practitioner’s Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise”, which details their approach to DAD. “Scott and Mark compare this to a racing car,” he says. “IT is the engine but businesspeople put the agile, high performance engines into tractors and make them plough fields. Similarly, IT operations must become suitable high performance engines for the racing car chassis and drivetrain. Both must work together to be competitive in this extremely demanding world.” The two internationally renowned Canadians will be the main attraction at the conference on July 17, from 09:00 to 13:00 held in-conjunction with IBM at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. IndigoCube will provide training on Disciplined Agile (DAD) in conjunction with Scott . . .
Plantronics RIG 500 PRO Photo: Plantronics Stock Image Patent-pending RIG Game Audio Dial enables Xbox One and PS4 gamers to keep hands on their controllers while changing volume. Santa Cruz, Calif. – June 5, 2018 – Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), an audio pioneer and communications technology leader, today announced the RIG 500 PRO Series of gaming headsets, created to deliver high-fidelity audio in an ultra-lightweight design for the truly competitive gamer. RIG 500 PRO Series are the first gaming headsets to feature an exoskeleton earcup design with isolated inner acoustic chambers to reduce distortion, creating the ideal audio solution for today’s high-resolution gaming platforms. Premium 50 mm drivers deliver wide-range frequency response while dual-material ear cushions provide the combination of noise reduction and comfort competitive gamers need for long, focused sessions. In addition, the console editions come with the patent-pending RIG Game Audio Dial, a 3.5mm connector with integrated volume control for wireless game controllers. Console gamers can now adjust volume directly from the controller without lifting their hands. PC models feature an inline volume slider. “The new RIG 500 PRO Series takes the innovative modular design of the RIG 500 to the next level,” said Gregory Morquin, Category Business Manager, Gaming Products, Plantronics. “And, it continues the impressive number of firsts we’ve brought to competitive gamers, including the first VR-focused headsets, Dolby Atmos® activation and now, the RIG Game Audio Dial for Xbox One and PS4 wireless controllers.” RIG 500 PRO Series, available in Console, PC and Esports editions, builds upon the lightweight, modular design of the original RIG 500 with performance-boosting features including: • Premium 50 mm drivers for expanded frequency response • A removable noise-canceling microphone boom and flip-to-mute feature • Removable audio cables that can be easily swapped or replaced • Snap-in . . .
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - Fall in love with Steenberg reds and delicious comfort food this winter at Bistro Sixteen82’s Red Wine Rendezvous on Thursday, 28 June 2018. This is the second Red Wine Rendezvous in the series featuring a hearty 3-course dinner prepared with love by Chef Kerry Kilpin and accompanied by Steenberg’s fine red wine selection. Chef Kerry’s creamy charred red pepper and paprika soup enriched with gorgonzola mousse and served with crusty homemade bread and spicy humus, sets the tone for a nurturing winter food and wine experience. The main course of slow braised lamb neck with lemon and herb risotto is the perfect pairing for a Steenberg red. To add even more goodness, it is served with sweet glazed carrots and pan fried winter vegetables. Dessert is pure bliss with Chef Kerry’s passion fruit tart with strawberry salad, lemon curd, hibiscus ice cream and Italian meringue. The cost of the Red Wine Rendezvous is R395 per person and includes the 3-course dinner and the wines. A complimentary welcome drink will be served upon arrival at 18h30. To book, call on 021 713 2211 or email email@example.com The third and final Bistro Sixteen82 Red Wine Rendezvous will take place on Thursday, 30 August. For more information visit www.steenbergfarm.com/bistro1682 and follow @bistro1682 on Twitter, or Steenberg on Instagram and Facebook. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Sunday, June 17 2018 at The Restaurant at Grande Provence, Franschhoek Surprise your dad with a culinary escape to Grande Provence for Father’s Day lunch in the heart of the Franschhoek winelands on Sunday, 17 June or make a weekend of it if you really want to spoil him. Executive Chef Guy Bennett has created a delicious three course lunch menu at R400 per person that includes a special gift for dad. All dads visiting Grande Provence on Father’s Day will be treated to a complimentary Angels Tears Le Chocolat Pinotage and biltong tasting. With the Grande Provence Winter Heartland dinner, bed and breakfast offer, the whole family can enjoy a stay at the Owner’s Cottage or hide away in the secluded La Provençale at special winter rates. For the ultimate culinary indulgence, the 3-course Father’s Day menu includes a choice of Saldanha Oysters or steak tartare for starters. The choice for hearty mains is between Chef Guy’s famous slow roasted pork belly with sticky lentil ragout; or his beef short rib with white bean cassoulet. The decadent dessert of Valrhona eclairs, honey crème, macadamia crunch, winter fruit and rooibos gelato, is sure to satisfy your dad’s sweet tooth. The cost of the Father’s Day lunch is R400 per person. Pre-paid booking is essential to confirm your reservation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tel: 021-876 8600. For more information, visit www.grandeprovence.co.za. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Steenberg has received the highest recognition for ageability of its cool climate wines by clinching the Trophy for the Best Museum Class Sauvignon Blanc at the 2018 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2011 is a true expression of Steenberg’s terroir and gives real meaning to sense of place. It was the last bottling under the Reserve label to be crafted from the oldest Sauvignon Blanc block on Steenberg farm. This vineyard block now finds its home in Steenberg’s Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc. “After seven years in bottle the wine still shows remarkably bright with an almost luminescent lime green colour. The nose has developed from its primary fruit characters to more yellow citrus, marmalade and just a hint of green figs,” says winemaker JD Pretorius. The palate shows beautiful intensity with a powerful core of vibrant fruit weight, initial lemon and lime evolving into preserved fig and a gunflint-like mineral character on the finish. Integrated and supple acidity carries throughout the wine, giving it backbone and brightness, balanced by fruit intensity from bottle ageing. “The wine is drinking beautifully now and will continue to develop well over the next few years,” adds Pretorius. Steenberg has made a limited number of this rare museum class wine available for purchase at the tasting room at R325 per bottle. For more information visit www.steenbergfarm.com or join the conversation on Twitter @SteenbergWines and Facebook at facebook.com/steenbergestate. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Women’s Day High Tea at Grande Provence Thursday, 9 August 2018 at The Restaurant at Grande Provence, Franschhoek Grande Provence is embracing Women’s Day with a delicious High Tea lunch in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley on Thursday, 9 August 2018. Round up your best friends for this delicious mid-week getaway and be spoilt with tiered platters laden with delicious sweet and savoury morsels accompanied by an elegant Grande Provence Méthode Cap Classique. The High Tea includes a bubbly and cupcake tasting and a Woman’s Day gift. Covering all the bases to comfort, nourish and indulge, this is no ordinary high tea. Putting his modern South African spin on savoury sandwiches and sliders, Executive Chef Guy Bennett has created some exciting flavour combinations. Think roasted red pepper, chevin mousse and aubergine & harissa; pulled slow-cooked beef short rib; smoked Franschhoek trout with dill pickles and lemon labneh; and aged Huguenot cheddar with basil & semi-dried tomato pesto. Nourishing greens include a luxurious garden root vegetable slaw with toasted almonds and fynbos vinaigrette; and a baby cos and smoked chicken salad spruced up with Chef Guy’s special buttermilk dressing. The assortment of indulgent sweet treats includes salted caramel éclairs, cranberry & walnut nougat; Valrhona chocolate brownies; and carrot & ginger cupcakes. The cost of the Women’s Day High Tea is R350 per person and includes a complimentary glass of bubbly and your choice of tea or coffee. Pre-paid booking is essential to confirm your reservation. Email email@example.com or call Tel: 021-876 8600. For more information, visit www.grandeprovence.co.za. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
When winter rolls in, there can be few better places for a wholesome and heart-warming culinary experience than where true country hospitality begins. The restaurant at WAVERLEY HILLS, celebrates the return of cosiness this winter with a new, fired-up menu and a dedicated, five-course food and wine pairing menu, to tantalise your taste buds. Just 90 minutes from Cape Town in the Witzenberg Valley, Waverley Hills is renowned for producing premium organic wines and farming sustainability with innovative practices. Its restaurant follows suit, being a top local favourite thanks to its chic, country style and views over vineyards, orchards and farmlands. The venue's twin fireplaces and deep leather couches makes it especially popular as a winter meal-stop for families out to see the snow on surrounding peaks. Matching this landscape spectacular, chef Francois du Toit has set his own inspiration aflame in the kitchen and produced an enticing food and wine pairing menu that'll have you linger even longer this winter. Guests may expect see dishes such as wild mushrooms served with parmesan custard cream and a whisper of truffle paired with the Waverley Hills Chardonnay and Prawns fried with spiced paprika, garlic and parsley served with fresh ciabatta and paired with the Waverley Hill Cabernet Sauvignon – No Added Sulphites on the food and wine pairing menu. No winter menu is complete without pork belly and Chef Francois has prepared his with twice-cooked; pork neck, honeycomb, a bacon jus and lemon pickled apple - all served on a bed of pearl couscous and paired with the Waverley Hills Grenache Noir. The beef offering is available as steak served with marrow-mushroom ketchup, roast truffle-flavoured baby onions and potato cream paired with the Waverley Hills Shiraz Mourvedre Viognier. Dessert will be the special of the day and paired accordingly. This five-course food and wine pairing menu is available until the end of Spring 2019 and is priced at . . .