JOHANNESBURG, JUNE 2017: Rami Sassen has been appointed as the new CEO of Teljoy, a household name that many South African’s have come to know and trust. Sassen takes over from Rob Katzen, who remains a director and shareholder of the company. Teljoy, founded by Theo Rutstein in 1969, is notably known as the first company to supply TV sets commercially in South Africa. And today, offers rent-to-own, a unique offering for South African’s to get the things they want, from home appliances to electronics and more, without being locked into lengthy credit agreements. Sassen brings a wealth of experience to his new position. He is a qualified CA who was employed by SA Taxi a 100% owned subsidiary of Transaction Capital. He was previously the CEO of Taximart, Head of Sales of SA Taxi and was most recently responsible for the Procurement, Fraud and Compliance departments for SA Taxi Protect. “I am very excited to be with the Teljoy Group. I believe the experience I have gained in finance, sales, marketing and advertising, insurance and procurement will add value to Teljoy. I am grateful to be at the helm of a company that has grown in strength for over 47 years now,” said Sassen. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Janine Binneman is known for producing a wide variety of bold and unique jewellery, and with Father’s Day just around the corner, Janine has put together a selection of great gifting options fit for a king. The popular local jeweler’s Father’s Day selection includes stylish cufflinks, custom made name rings and fashionable bracelets for the modern day dad. Hand crafted with love, specially for Father's Day, the Black and Copper bracelet (R899) can be customised with Dad's name or a name of a loved one. Whilst the Silver Screw in clasp, brown leather bracelet (R1390) is the perfect statement piece for the modern day dad. Remind dad why he's your #1 this Father's Day because he deserves the best! CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
There is no better cure for the winter blues than enjoying great South African red wines. And if you want to try one of the country’s best Cape Bordeaux blends, look no further than the Longridge Ekliptika. This week, this sublime red blend from cellar master Jasper Raats scored 91 points in the 2017 Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report, which placed it amongst the top scoring wines in this category. Key findings in the report included the fact that Bordeaux blends (or Cape Clarets as preferred by Longridge cellar master Jasper Raats) have become a fundamental part of the South African fine wine scene. The wines included in the report were tasted blind by a panel chaired by Christian Eedes and scored on a 100-point scale. The 2014 Ekliptika, which is crafted from Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, was matured in a combination of new and mature French oak for a period of 24 months and was described in the panel’s tasting noted as “red and black fruit, some leafiness plus plenty of attractive oak character. Juicy and fresh – great depth of fruit with relatively soft tannins.” The Ekliptika forms part of the Longridge ultra-premium range and was named after the phenomenon in which the earth, stars and moon align in their orbit with sun. According to Jasper Raats, both the name and the label illustrate the biodynamic way of farming that has become synonymous with the Longridge winemaking philosophy. According to Jasper Raats, the wine is a true reflection of its Helderberg terroir. “The Ekliptika is really true to its roots and delivers a great expression of fruit that are very terroir specific. It is great that this was picked up and acknowledged by the panel.” The same vintage also impressed highly acclaimed international wine critic Tim Atkin, who awarded it 94 points in his 2016 SA Report, while scoring 92 points in the Robert Parker Wine Advocate last month. The Ekliptika retails for about R480 and is available from the Longridge tasting . . .
GROHE wins five Red Dot Awards 2017 GROHE received five of the most sought-after design awards for its Blue Home water system, shower toilet Sensia Arena, bathroom faucet Lineare and kitchen faucet lines Concetto Professional and Essence Professional.The Red Dot Award is known as one of the most coveted awards honoring exceptional design performance. GROHEs recognition bring the total number of Red Dot Awards 2017 for LIXIL Corporation, a global sanitary ware market leader which includes premium brands such as GROHE, to six. The international design competition Red Dot is held by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Germany and appraises the best products of the year: Designers and manufacturers from all over the globe submit their products and a jury of 40 specialised experts evaluates those products by their degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, durability and ecological compatibility. In 2017 more than 5,500 products have been submitted from 54 countries around the world. GROHE presented its exceptional variety of products with intelligent solutions in modern designs for bathroom and kitchen. As the worldwide leading provider of sanitary fittings, GROHE successfully proved its leading market position by receiving five sought-after Red Dot Awards for GROHEs water system Blue Home, GROHEs shower toilet Sensia Arena, GROHEs bathroom faucet Lineare and GROHEs kitchen faucet lines Concetto Professional and Essence Professional. As a private water source for ultimate taste and enjoyment, GROHE's innovative and ecologically friendly Blue Home water system supplies filtered and chilled water with three selectable carbonation levels straight out of a kitchen faucet. Superseding the need for industrialised mineral water, it cuts drinking water costs by at least 50 percent and reduces carbon emissions by 61 percent compared to bottled water. Offering ultimate hygiene and comfort manufactured in Japan but designed in and primarily for the European . . .
This autumn/winter Bronx Woman has created an exciting line that is stylish, affordable and comfortable. Combining beautiful, trend-right styling comfort and quality for every woman, the newest line of footwear features rich browns and softer nudes and maroons. Designed to keep women looking good and feeling great during the cool weather, the collection features a beautiful cut-away ankle boot, rugged yet feminine ‘work boots’, sleek ankle boots, biker styles, knee-high boots and the Bronx Woman favourite, the Westee. “We know women want to look their best and feel confident as they take on their day” says Wayne Roos, head designer for Bronx Woman. “Our women’s footwear combines beauty and comfort, and women look feminine and stylish whether it’s on the school run, in the workplace or while they’re exploring our beautiful country.” With a nod to previous Bronx Woman best-sellers, the AW17 collection takes inspiration from trends seen coming through from international retailers. “We know what South African women want to wear, and how they like to express themselves,” adds Roos, a footwear designer of 24 years. “And our extensive fitting trials mean our footwear is as comfortable as possible.” CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Have you dreamed of achieving a bathroom or kitchen that appears on the pages of your favourite magazine? Well the good news is that it’s possible and even better news is that there are products that have the ability to save water without compromising on your style. Using its global resources and innovation Grohe Dawn Water Technology has incorporated water saving technology without compromising on your personal style for the fittings of your bathroom and kitchen. “The bathroom and kitchen are areas of the home that can easily be overlooked, however, when purchasing a home or embarking on updating kitchens or bathrooms these two areas can be the most costly, or influence a purchasing decision,” says Candice Gomes, Project Sales Director, Grohe Dawn Water Technology. The best part about the technology in the Grohe Dawn water and energy saving ranges is that it is built into the products and doesn’t impact on the look or feel for you. The importance of conserving water without compromising on your experience is very important because most often the time you spend in either the kitchen or bathroom is ‘me-time’ or family time. "We understand this and manufacture our products factoring this in mind. One example of this is our Grohe EcoJoy functionality which uses flow restricting technology to reduce water consumption (from 10 litres per minute to just over five litres per minute)," said Candice. While this is great for conserving water - it also decreases your monthly utility bills. Part of the EcoJoy technology includes toilets with stop start systems – which also allow for decreased water use when flushing. Water use and energy use i.e. electricity use go hand-in-hand and our products address this. The Grohe TurboSat ensures that when you step into a shower the temperature is the way you like it – no more shower dances from unexpected burns or the cold. Other products in the range includes the Grohe SilkMove ES that prevents unnecessary hot water production . . .
South Africa – The celebration of Fatherhood dates back about 100 years and although it is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, many countries celebrate this day on the third Sunday of June. Father’s Day has become a celebration where families and children take one day of the year and dedicate it to Father’s with gifts, spoils and surprises. Jenny Morris, also known as the Giggling Gourmet is one of South African’s most-loved food personalities, author, writer, radio and TV presenter, celebrity Chef, teacher, caterer and proud Siemens Brand Ambassador. Jenny has cooked for many celebrities and even royals including Prince Charles, Thabo Mbeki, Charlize Theron and Al Gore to name a few. But at the end of a busy working day, Jenny is still a family women and enjoys creating dishes that unites and spoils her family. With Father’s Day around the corner we asked Jenny in association with Siemens to share a heart-warming Butter Chicken Recipe that you can use to treat your Dad’s with. Here’s what you will need: 3 Tablespoons of Ghee or Vegetable Oil 6 Chicken Breasts (cut into bite-sized pieces and seasoned) 1 Tablespoon of Mustard Seeds 1 Large Onion (finely chopped) 1 Tablespoon of finely chopped fresh Ginger 1 Tablespoon of crushed Garlic 1 Teaspoon of Garam Masala 1 Teaspoon of ground Cumin 1 Teaspoon of ground Coriander ½ teaspoon Chilli Powder (or more if you like it hot) Pinch of Sugar Salt and Pepper 8 Cardamom Pods (toasted and seeds ground) 400 g Large Juicy Tomatoes (peeled and grated) 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste ½ Cup Chicken Stock 1 Cup Fresh Cream 100 g Cold Butter (cut into small pieces) To garnish off the ambrosial Chicken dish you will need: 4 Tablespoons Cashew Nuts (lightly toasted and chopped) Fresh Coriander Here’s how to put everything together: Heat 2 tablespoons of Ghee or Oil in a saucepan, and gently sauté the chicken pieces in batches till half cooked. Remove . . .
Whether your family outing is fishing, hiking, swimming or just chilling in the fresh air, GLAD will help you to make any outdoor activity special. With GLAD Press’n Seal you can turn any cup into a travel cup, simply seal the top of the cup or glass and stick a straw through – so if you are going on a bumpy adventure, there won’t be any spills. Prepare some tasty snacks and wrap them individually in GLAD Cling Wrap or GLAD Zip Seal Bags and pack them in a cooler box to munch later. Use GLAD Ice Cube Bags to keep your cooler box cold at picnics and braai’s, plus use them to add ice-cubes to cool drinks. When hiking, take empty GLAD Zip Seal Resealable Sandwich Bags to store your garbage until you can dispose of it in a suitable bin. GLAD Zip Seal Resealable Bags are perfect for holding shells and other souvenirs found on outdoor adventures. When by the pool, sea, or any body of water – keep your camera, phone, or tablet safe, secure, and dry in a GLAD Zip Seal Bag. GLAD Refuse Bags with Forceflex Stretchable Strength are great for camping - use them to keep pillows and camping gear clean and dry – as well as for cleaning up and safely disposing of your rubbish. When camping, store toilet paper in a GLAD Zip Seal Resealable Bag to keep it clean and dry but still accessible. Protect your first aid kit in a GLAD Zip Seal Resealable Bag. Their 'zip seal' ensures sterile medical supplies like bandages, band aids and lotions stay dry and clean. GLAD is always happy to help on all special occasion. GLAD wishes all Dads a spectacular Father’s Day! All GLAD products are made for your convenience with the purpose of keeping your food fresh for longer. GLAD – Saving good food. From going bad. Visit www.glad.co.za for more information and follow ‘GLAD SOUTH AFRICA’ on Facebook; Available in the GLAD aisle of most supermarkets. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
June 16, Youth Day, marks a significant moment in South Africa’s socio-political history. Yet Youth Day 2017 is set to become significant in other ways, as the local wine industry celebrates the first ever release of Vermentino with a landmark auction, held digitally and in real time, in aid of youth development. The inaugural auction will make available a limited edition of only 1500 litres of Vermentino. These comprise the first bottles of this type of wine ever produced in the country. Vermentino is a light-skinned wine grape that makes for a medium-full-bodied wine. It is common in Italy and widely grown in Sardinia. The introduction of Vermentino into South Africa, from a Sardinian clone, is the brainchild of Ayama, the wine farm steered by Attilio and Michela Dalpiaz, an Italian couple who fell in love with the Western Cape and relocated to South Africa 14 years ago. Under their careful direction, Ayama has become a strong export brand that is much loved in Europe, Asia and the States, where it is distributed widely. While Ayama has consistently produced excellent wines, primarily Chenin and Pinotage, the Dalpiazs were not content to let it rest there. They wanted to do something that would set them apart from other wine farms in the Cape; that would connect their new homeland with the culture and traditions of Italy; and which would launch the Ayama brand to the South African market, where, as yet, it has not been widely marketed. To this end, Attilio and Michela invited Italian agronomist Augusto Fabbro to come out to South Africa in 2007 to study their terroir - Ayama lies on the lower slopes of Perdeberg Mountain - to see which variety would be best suited to their land. The climate of the Voor Paardeberg region is particularly suited to Mediterranean style wines and thus Vermentino was identified as the most likely candidate. There followed six years of import permissions, quarantine approvals and propagation before the very first Vermentino . . .
The latest collection from PANDORA Jewellery will in-store on 1 June 2017, just waiting to inspire the women who wear it. The PANDORA DO campaign is the driving force of inspiration surrounding the New PANDORA Collections. The campaign is empowering and uplifting, while providing women a way of celebrating their inner most passions and dreams. DO is more than an attitude - it’s a way of life. It is about jewellery that makes a statement, a statement about who YOU are. We want you to show the world what you are made of! The latest collection fuses delicate craftsmanship, on-trend design and a powerful message to create a jewellery collection which any women can be proud to wear. We hope you are inspired! #PANDORA #doPANDORA CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .