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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 26, 2018/ - shokoCAST, a global social music innovation platform, launches its social music platform that is set to be the most disruptive and innovative social music platform globally despite it having an African focus and especially in areas that have the most basic of technology infrastructure. The platform will seek to revolutionise the music, telecommunications and advertising value chains whilst benefiting musicians and music lovers everywhere. shokoCAST is a social music platform that brings about the rebirth of sound and evolution of music by converging the entire music value chain whilst bringing the artist directly to the fans. It’s a place where musicians build careers, fans find inspiration and managers discover talent! shokoCAST is a global decentralized free social music network built using Technology Innovations that are based on Multiple Interdependent Disruptions to the music industry on a hybrid quadruple layered blockchain called SHOkolah. The platform will enable the creation of music by artists and beatmakers and DJs, collaboration amongst users and sharing including the creation of 'communities with similar tastes', publishing and royalty administration; digital distribution; and consumption and monetization avenues that include downloads and streams and many new forms of revenue creation. "We are very proud to be creating such an innovative solution that is second to none and which puts shokoCAST on track to be a global player. We have undertaken a crowdfunding campaign that is open to everyone and brings tremendous benefits to the musical industry, artists in particular, and also to those who invest in notes and tokens. We invite everyone from across the continent to join us as we build a social music platform that is relevant not just to Africa, but the world," says Therry Martins, CEO and Founder of shokoCAST. "In emerging economies, higher are the hurdles you would need to jump to even consider . . .
A quality VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) experience enables business owners to benefit from more than just low call rates. “Cost is the single biggest driver for companies looking to adopt VoIP but they shouldn't stop at rands and cents reasons to go the IP route,” says Rad Jankovic, CEO of independent telco Otel Communications. “Upgrading to VoIP means SMEs and enterprise users alike can deploy hosted services and virtual switchboards, saving money on hardware as well as on calls,” explains Mr Jankovic. He adds that using VoIP systems to their fullest potential will also have employee productivity benefits as staff get to grips with the plethora of available VoIP value-added services. Examples include call forwarding, group calling, and video calling, to name a few. However, cautions Mr Jankovic, an outstanding VoIP experience depends on much more than just super-fast broadband. “Internet speed is the enabler like smooth asphalt greatly enhances the driving experience, but is not the only factor determining what one can do with the car. To really take VoIP to the next level, there are a few additional elements that can be rolled-out to help your business use VoIP to its fullest potential: Any good VoIP system worth its salt will come with auto provisioning which simply means the system really is “plug and play”. Instead of installing and setting-up a VoIP phone on every employee desk, auto provisioning means VoIP hardware can automatically get their configuration settings from a server that has already been set-up. These systems mean you don’t need to have experts come in and install each and every phone’s settings - simply plug in the phone with the correct cables provided, and off you go! Installing VoIP apps on mobile devices mean efficiency improvements can start right from the get go. These apps enable calls to be made and answered from any mobile device that the employee happens to have on them at any point in time. Now laptops, tablets and . . .
Cape Town, April 2018 - A 10 year veteran in the hotel and hospitality industry and a multi-talented individual, Arend joins Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront as Director of Sales and Marketing, having already notched up four years with the Radisson Hotel Group. He joined the Radisson family in 2014 and opened up Park Inn Newlands as Leisure Sales Manager. This was followed shortly by his assisting in the opening of Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel as Leisure Sales Manager while still facilitating in his role at Park Inn Newlands. Success in these positions saw him stepping in as Director of Sales and Marketing at Le Vendome, in addition to the Leisure Sales Manager roles. His multi-tasking capabilities were honed further as he simultaneously took up extra responsibilities as Leisure Sales Manager responsible for Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence as well as Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront. By 2018, thoroughly immersed in the Radisson motto “Yes we can!”, his capabilities were recognized as he was promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront. Humbled to be part of a hotel group that puts so much energy into their staff and helps them to grow and gives them opportunities to succeed he comments “I am excited about this next chapter of my career with Radisson Hotel Group. My parents encouraged me to work hard, and have given me the belief that hard work brings its rewards. They are still my biggest motivators” In his spare time, when he has it, Arend enjoys singing, cooking for friends and family, and poetry, for which he has been published. “These skills have taught me discipline, which I apply to all my ventures and is key to my drive for success. I am looking forward to my time with the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront and contributing to the already considerable success of this iconic waterfront property.” CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
SOUTH Africa U23 champion Julian Jessop continued his dream month when he beat off the challenge of Tyronne White in a dash for the line at the 60km mountain bike race at the Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge and Trail Run on Sunday. The 20-year-old Jessop - who is coming off a dream 12th position finish at the recent Absa Cape Epic and so claimed the prestigious African Jersey title with Matthys Beukes - and White approached the finish together. However the young PYGA Eurosteel rider had too much firepower for his more experienced challenger and powered across to line to win in a time of 2:32:08, two seconds ahead of White. Quattro ROAG Series leader Andrew Johnson claimed third position just 29-seconds further back and his third position in Sunday's second leg of the series, combined with his win in the opening leg at Wartburg in February, ensures the Ballito resident holds top spot in the race for South Africa's richest prize for a mountain bike series. David Low and Brennan Anderson rounded out the top five. In the women's 60km race, Christie Leigh Hearder made her first appearance at a Quattro ROAG Series event of the year and notched up a convincing five-minute win to put the pressure on series leader Andrea de Boer. De Boer was second and keeps a firm grasp on the series lead going into the third leg at Karkloof in May, but will be aware that Hearder is lurking. One of the most intriguing dices of the day was the women's 40km Safire MTB that saw matric pupilÂ Tiffany Keep edge out Frances Janse van Rensburg by two minutes, while schoolboy Travis Stedman was clear winner in the men's 40km race. In the trail runs, Derek Wasserfall cruised to victory with Thierry Pletinckx just over two minutes off the pace in the 16km Farmers Agri-Care race while Mark Mackenzie was third. Mackenzie's third, when combined with his third position in the opening leg, is enough to move him to the top of the standings in the Quattro ROAG Series. Sarah . . .
(Port Elizabeth) – HIGHLIGHTING the solutions to issues of marine and land-based pollution in South Africa this week were national industry body for PET plastic recycling, PETCO, and the African Marine Waste Network. Extrupet, Africa’s leading PET and HDPE bottle recycling company, joined forces with PETCO, the industry body responsible for PET recycling in South Africa, and the Kenton-based African Marine Waste Network, to donate nine desks and 36 chairs to Lake Farm Centre. The furniture was manufactured by Extruwood, using the caps and labels of plastic bottles recycled at Extrupet. Janine Basson, stakeholder relations manager for PETCO, highlighted the important role that partnership initiatives like this play in sustainable waste management. “At PETCO, we believe that plastic bottles are not trash; when they are recycled, they are made into new bottles for water or beverages or recycled into new and useful products such as polyester fibre for duvets and pillows, or jeans and t-shirts,” said Basson. “Similarly, the manufacture of these desks from recycled bottle tops and labels demonstrates that, when there is an end-use for recycled plastic, we can ensure it is kept out of our environment and within the circular economy.” African Marine Waste Network director, Dr Tony Ribbink, said that he was heartened by the proactive approach being taken by key players in the plastics industry. “PETCO and Extrupet are taking a leadership role in conservation and community support. They are helping to keep plastic out of the ocean, and putting it to good use on land instead,” he said. DONATION BENEFITS LITERACY: The donation to Lake Farm went a long way to benefit the centre’s literacy programme, according to volunteer Marjorie Moore. “The [literacy] classes instil a sense of pride and self-worth and promote independence and life skills while developing healthy attitudes,” she said. “Having proper desks and chairs creates more of a classroom . . .
Catharina’s welcomes locals with generous winter value Chef Archie Maclean, executive chef at Steenberg’s Catharina’s Restaurant is embracing locals this winter with generous lunch and dinner menus accompanied by a cosy fire in idyllic Cape Dutch surroundings. With ample choice amongst the starters, mains and desserts, these special winter menus abound with delicious taste and good value. The winter lunch special at R185 for two courses and R215 for three, is offered daily from Monday to Saturday. For starters there’s a choice between cream of tomato soup, Cape Malay spiced seafood croquette with tempura vegetables, or a delicious winter salad with roasted butternut, chick peas, quinoa and feta cheese. The choice amongst the mains is battered kingklip, sous vide pork belly, or grilled chicken breast with a mushroom and cauliflower risotto. You’ll be spoilt for choice with three mouth-watering desserts: crème brûlée, a trio of seasonal sorbets, or sticky date pudding and pumpkin ice cream. The 3-course winter dinner special is available from Monday to Sunday at R345 or R375 including wines. Chef Archie recommends Steenberg Sphynx Chardonnay 2017 with his French onion soup, or duck wantons as starters. For mains, he has paired the Steenberg Stately 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz with smoked aubergine and bocconcini risotto, or his generous plate of roast chicken breast. Dessert is a choice of sticky date pudding and pumpkin ice cream, or poached winter fruits with cinnamon ice cream, pain d’épices (spiced honey cake) and mulled wine. In addition to these special menus available until the end of October, Chef Archie has tweaked his à la carte menu, the 5-course tasting menu and Catharina’s dedicated vegetarian menu with new seasonal dishes. Catharina’s Restaurant is open 7-days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On Sundays it’s the place to be for a lavish buffet-style feast and live music from 12h00 till 15h00. CLICK HERE to submit your press . . .
Kyle Symons and Rose Bailey took the honours when the Madibaz MTB XCO Series made a flying start with the opening Whip Snake leg in George at the weekend. Held on the Nelson Mandela University campus, race director Jan Venter said they were very happy with the outcome as the series entered its third year. Having started in 2016, the event, which is aimed at promoting mountain-biking in the region with an emphasis on developing cross-country skills, has grown rapidly in popularity. Riding in the elite men's category, Symons finished the five-lap course in 1:24:29, beating Hayden and Luke Cocksedge to the finishing line. Bailey completed the women's four-lap course in 1:18:07, ahead of Anuschke Smith. The pair now have the inside lane in the annual competition as points are added up over the four legs to decide the overall winners. With the weather showing a kind face to the cyclists, Venter said there was "a great turnout and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves". Adding lustre to the occasion were Ascendis Health riders Robyn de Groot and Sabine Spitz, who were the runners-up in last month's Cape Epic. However, they took on a largely ambassadorial role during the race. "They asked to be promotional riders rather than take up podium positions," said Venter. "They were there to show their support to the series but did not want to mess up the log-points for the local riders. "Still, having them there was great and Rose, who raced to keep up with them, certainly had her hands full. She did very well." He added that the large number of adult riders who attended the event, which caters for cyclists of all ages, added a good deal of spirit to the occasion. "Then there are the development riders and it really was good to see them getting better with each event. "A competitor such as Ian Jantjies from the Knysna Sport Academy is certainly a rider to watch in the future." Venter said the competition for overall honours would be keen, . . .
A new, digital asset exchange – ChainEX – has been launched on the world wide web. “ChainEX is the only digital asset exchange that provides a platform for South Africans to buy, sell or trade up to 20 different digital assets - using the South African rand as the default fiat-buying currency for some.” Director Otto Lessing said ChainEX’s mission is to provide a world-class platform to benefit every South African by providing them with easy access to global crypto markets. Recent statistics, he said, indicated that SA topped the list of countries with the most Google searches for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Slovenia is second, followed by Austria, the Netherlands and Australia. Bitcoin is also the most searched term on Investopedia, the world’s largest financial education website. ChainEX is playing its part in meeting the world’s ever-increasing appetite for cryptocurrencies, said Lessing. “The increased interest in cryptocurrencies comes as no surprise as more and more people are looking to get involved in this exciting opportunity.” After starting 2017 at a market cap of USD17.7-billion, according to CoinMarketCap, he said the value of the cryptocurrency market surged by more than 1 200 per cent during the course of the year. However, he warned, the increased amount of interest also had a downside. “Digital asset exchanges are increasingly struggling with the massive influx of users, which results in them experiencing frustrating delays when trying to access or transact on the platforms. “ChainEX strives to alleviate this problem by providing a trading platform that is secure, user-friendly and reliable with a well-tested, highly scalable matching engine.” Plans include expanding its asset base by introducing more digital asset currencies to its trading platform, thereby providing South African users with a better experience and more exposure to the world of cryptocurrencies. “There is also a possibility to present a platform . . .
N2 Wild Coast Road legacy project empowers local women and communities Eastern Cape, 24 April 2018: Twelve women from the communities of Mtentu and Lusikisiki (OR Tambo and Alfred Nzo Districts), recently completed a training programme that has provided them with the skills needed to sew overalls for contractors and labourers working on the Mtentu Bridge construction project, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) announced today. The group of trainees comprised five females and one male from Mtentu in the North Bank of the bridge as well as seven females and one male from Lusikisiki in the South Bank. The group will undergo further training through a business skills programme that will take place in early June. “The plan is to set the group up into two cooperatives that will be tasked with branding protective equipment as well as sewing overalls for the contractors and Mtentu Bridge project labourers,” Contractor Training Executive, Mr. Robert Simelane of Aveng Grinaker-LTA, the main contractors for the construction of the bridge said. “We are currently setting up the site with equipment, which should be done by August. Leading up to that, we aim to deliver a training programme on business skills as we want this group to be self-sufficient when the Mtentu Bridge project concludes. Subsequent to this, they will go on site and start with the work,” he said. Iphulo Lamampondokazi Primary Cooperative, a local cooperative comprised of three beadwork trainers and two sewing trainers, was subcontracted by Aveng Grinaker-LTA to deliver the training programme. Lead trainer Buyiswa Mdontso (Sis B) said that the group was quick to learn. “For some, it was their first interaction with a sewing machine. The training covered tracksuit and overalls sewing techniques. Such training will present the trainees an opportunity to generate additional income through sewing tracksuits for local schools,” she said. SANRAL Southern Region . . .