The Property Buyer Show, which recently won the ‘Best Consumer Exhibition 6000sqm and under’ at the AAXO Roar Awards 2017, is back in Cape Town this April. The show continues to establish itself as South Africa’s premier property expo for finding the perfect first home or investment property. The current property market is in a positive state according to the recent ABSA Bank Homeowners Sentiment Index (HSI), which measures sentiments of South African consumers with regard to various aspects of the residential property market, the increased positivity surrounding South Africa’s improved political situation, and greater optimism regarding the country’s economic prospects, have carried over to the property market. According to the index, property owners and investors still feel strongly that property is a secure asset, which increases in value, with prices remaining relatively low and great bargains to be found. “This is great news for the property market and leads nicely into the our show, we creates a one-stop-shop where prospective homeowners and property investors can interact with the brands that will help them find the perfect home or investment property,” says Benjamin Jones, Event Manager at Spintelligent, Clarion Events. With more than 6000 visitors anticipated to attend the exhibition over the 2 days, the show will once again host educational and inspirational seminar theatres namely the First-Time Buyer Theatre and a Property Investor Theatre, where key speakers will be presenting informative talks over both days of the show. The innovative exhibition layout is designed to walk buyers through the property buying process, whether it’s their first home or investment property. The show aims to make the property buying journey an informed and exciting one, not a daunting and financially straining one. The Property Buyer Show will be taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 21 - 22 April 2018, and will also be taking . . .
Stratcom Branding (Stratcom) will be hosting the 9th Global Packaging Conference on Consumer Insights and Packaging Trends in Johannesburg on 2nd of March 2018. As a founding member of the Global Local Branding Alliance (GLBA) - Stratcom prides itself on finding pragmatic approaches to 'connected packaging' that greatly enhances user experience, generating increased loyalty and customer pull. The conference, last held in South Africa in 2013, provides an essential platform to discuss the many emerging trends and new technologies breaking into the world of consumer goods and packaging, with the purpose of identifying and leveraging the opportunity for clear differentiation in an often-crowded marketplace. Bringing together key global and South African packaging stakeholders, the event boasts speakers from 7 countries and includes specialist topics on innovation and structure, creative tools, big brand roll out, connection with heritage and future, to mention but a few. Stratcom, known for providing commercially successful solutions for world leading brands, believes that a brand needs to be placed on a trajectory, bringing functionally relevant, emotionally engaging, technically finessed packaging to local and international markets. Together with their branding partners and brand owners, their talent lies in envisioning and crafting packaging concepts that talk to consumer insights and is always astutely driven by both aesthetics and function. After three decades in the business, Stratcom has expanded into a global alliance that gives clients on a local level a distinct advantage. The GLBA means local outputs are reinforced with international inputs from as far afield as Germany, China, Turkey, Russia and the USA. It is for this reason that the conference in Johannesburg aims to open doors to new opportunities, a chance to get key local and global packaging team players into the same space and it is expected to achieve outcomes that will contribute . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 19 February 2018 – Servest is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a significant pest control contract for Spar’s Western Cape Distribution centre in Philippi. The SPAR Group Ltd operates six distribution centres and one Build it distribution centre, supplying goods and services to over 1 000 SPAR stores across Southern Africa. “Servest is delighted to be associated with such an iconic brand”, says Kumaran Pillay, National Sales and Marketing Director, Office Services. He adds, “Servest does not apply a spray and pray approach, our trained sales consultants provide tailor made, pest management solutions to suit your needs”. This approach greatly match Spar’s own regional personality, as they offer consumers products that are unique to their local store, encouraging retailers to take full advantage of sourcing specific goods from local traders. Spar’s goal is to provide their customers with unwavering quality of the highest standards, complemented by excellent and personalised service in a warm and inviting, community environment; and their ‘Double Your Money Back Quality Guarantee’ on all SPAR Brand products, including fresh produce, make the assurance of safe pest-control solutions, that much more important. Servest has a dedicated Cape Town Regional office who will provide Spar with the necessary support. Servest currently employs over 4,500 people in the Cape Town area and this contract supports further growth in job creation of thousands of entry level, semi-skilled, supervisory and management positions across the city. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Servest Bags More Business Growth here: http://www.servest.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/FriedTomatoCo . . .
Stellenbosch, Western Cape – cupid made sure to make his rounds amongst young and old regardless of the blistering heat on Valentines day 2018. Everywhere you looked you saw either people dressed in red or red flowers, balloons hearts or chocolates. The absolute favourite chocolate of the day was surely Lindt to truly share and feel the love. Anna Basson Properties partnered with the #LindtHello range to make sure the love was getting spread by handing out 1400 chocolates in and around Stellenbosch and Pearl Valley. YaYa café in Dorpstreet took out all stops and did a champagne, rose and Lindt treat to all their visitors. MatieFM spoiled the students around the Neelsie and Deluxe Coffee Works, Fleet and Open Kitchen handed out chocolates with their coffee as a spoil and to add some sweetness to the caffeine kick. If you visited the Pearl Valley Hotel, there was a sweet treat awaiting you upon your arrival and when you left Welgevonden Estate, what better way to wish all residents love and happiness for the day than with a #Lindt chocolate! Anna Basson Properties have been in the Stellenbosch property market for over 40 years and has also expanded to the Paarl and the Val de Vie developments to demonstrate their professionalism and expertise in the properties sales and rental fields. Visit their website www.annabasson.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Kitchens have progressed from merely a functional area in the back room to forming the heart of the home where eating and entertaining converge. This move has seen kitchens adopting more inviting designs as well as bolder, brighter colours – prompting the theme ‘An Expression of Colour’ for this year’s Franke Kitchen Studio Project, endorsed by the Kitchen Specialists’ Association (KSA). Decorex Durban, Decorex Cape Town and Decorex Joburg – the leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibitions all sponsored by Kansai Plascon – will play host to this exciting feature. For the installation, four local designers in each of the three provinces will be given the chance to create ‘An Expression of Colour’ kitchen using the latest range from Franke SA. Each kitchen model will then be assessed by Franke and KSA, with the winning creator receiving R10 000 worth of Franke kitchen products. Stephanie Forbes, National Manager of KSA, said the organisation had built up a great relationship with Decorex SA through this project and other features. “Our relationship with Decorex allows for face-to-face interaction with consumers,” continued Forbes. “We use it as an educational platform to teach consumers looking into new kitchens, empowering them to ask the right questions of those in the industry.” Franke SA’s National Sales Manager, Clinton Soutter, said Franke was pleased to once again be affiliated with the Decorex exhibitions. “We have found that the Decorex shows are the designers’ hub, offering the homeowner an array of inspiring new ideas and the latest in trends. This platform enables the consumer, interior designer and architect to engage with our brand and our customers in one place.” An Expression of Colour Soutter expanded on this year’s creative theme, stating: “Life is about using the whole box of crayons. At Franke we choose to live life in colour, believing that it can influence our moods and our thoughts. The colours you pick for your kitchen can . . .
Black creates an air of sophistication in the home and these elegant and timeless pieces will complement any décor style, allowing you creative freedom, available exclusively from Handles Inc. NEW Store Opening In Kramerville, Johannesburg, JANUARY 2018... Excellence is in the attention to detail, and choosing the perfect cupboard and door handles for your home or office will be the final touch that brings your space together. Let your living reflect your purpose, your style, your essence. Visit a Handles Inc store, where their seasoned team will help you choose the items that best suit your needs. Their stores are renowned for being eye-candy for architects, interior designers and decorators, as they know that the smallest detail will complete the look – whether it is a corporate office, modular home or rambling mansion. Handles Inc boasts a collection of over 9000 items to inspire you. Specialists in handles and bathroom accessories, for all applications, personally selected from top global brands and available exclusively from Handles Inc. Watch how the smallest change can create the greatest transformation. For your closest branch, visit www.handlesinc.co.za or call 021-422 2322. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
This is no ordinary wall - this one is all about togetherness, friendship and love. Not only that, 3M will build the wall and wants YOU to fill it for Valentine’s Day! To celebrate Valentine’s Day 2018, 3M Consumer Division is setting up an exciting opportunity for you to tell your loved one how you feel. Your date with us is on Saturday 10 February 2018 from 10am to 3pm, at The Zone Mall in Rosebank. We’ll bring Post-it® Notes for you to express yourself in full colour and then stick your prose onto our Wall of Love. We’ll also be giving some fantastic prizes away on the day. There will be a photo booth for you to snap some fab pics in and post them to PostitSA Facebook page, tagging your friends or secret passion. We’d also love you to capture some videos and share those too - writing on your Post-it® Notes; sticking the brightest one you can find on the wall; or singing a short song that tells your Valentine how deep your love is . . . Whether you’re 16 or 60; “in a relationship”, “it’s complicated”, “married” or “just friends”, we’d love to see your Valentine’s Post-it® Notes filling up the wall with delight. Make a date with your friends now so you don’t miss out on being a builder of a Wall of Love with 3M and your favourite stationery products. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The monthly SPAR Valley Market will have a new summer venue when it takes place at the chic, newly refurbished Donkin Village in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Visitors will be able to make the most of the summer weather when they enjoy sunny skies, beautiful sea views and the fare offered by a number of exciting artisanal food exhibitors at the village's Heritage Square. The new inner city outdoor venue, which is accessed from Chapel Street (now renamed Winston Ntshona Street) and Constitution Hill, also offers ample space for families to roam and explore, as well as a new and improved kiddies area. "The larger Kids Zone will allow families to come and let their children be entertained and looked after while they enjoy the market, which will include some new exhibitors from March," said Love Story founder Elaine Watson. She added that they had an incredible season at the Tramways Building, but felt the need for a new outdoor location. "We loved being part of the revival of the Baakens Valley, but with these beautiful summer days we feel the need to be outdoors with plenty of sunshine, air and sea views." Watson, whose organisation use proceeds from the event to raise funds for the destitute, said that it was exciting to be part of the inner city rejuvenation process. "There are old undiscovered gems in our city that the public need to see and experience. Donkin Village is one of these. "We are privileged to be part of this process - bringing the public into new and exciting spaces in our city." This move to the redeveloped gem of the inner city will not influence the Goodnight Market in any way. It will remain at the Tramways Building on the third Thursday of every month. Saturday's Valley Market promises to be a fun-filled relaxing day for the whole family from 9am to 2pm at the new venue, which is located opposite the Roof Garden Bar. There will be ample safe parking available. Entrance is R10 and visitors need to pay R20 for the . . .
Valentine's Day is around the corner, and according to a global survey, PANDORA Jewellery discovered that 60% of men find it hard to find the right Valentine's Day gift for their partner. The study also showed that 77% of women receive chocolates and flowers - when what they really want is - jewellery. Get it right this Valentines and give her the perfect gift with a PANDORA Jewellery beautifully hand-finished keepsake. Guess no more - beautiful, high-quality jewellery is most likely on her list! So find every feeling, listen to every beat, follow every flutter. Celebrate the unsaid, with a piece that says it all. Because deep down, you know what to do. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Paarl OmmiBerg Harvest Celebration takes place on Saturday, 3 March 2018, from 10h00 to 17h00 and marks one of the most important events in the Cape Winelands – the annual harvesting of the grapes. This year’s OmmiBerg pays homage to all things harvest and visitors can expect a fun-filled day of activities to suit the whole family. So get your harvest groove on and head to this beautiful Boland region. Participating Paarl Wine Route members Boland Kelder, Domaine Brahms, Landskroon, Mellasat, Perdeberg, Rhebokskloof, Ridgeback and Windmeul are all planning a fun-filled day of activities for the whole family. The programme includes special harvest activities such as grape stomping and barrel rolling, cellar tours, unique tastings of the region’s award-winning wines, music, fabulous food and incredible wine promotions. Most venues are child-friendly with specific activities to cater for young visitors. Boland Cellar is the place to be for a great outdoor vibe and festive atmosphere. As one of the country’s largest wine producers, Boland offers a great selection of varietals and wine lovers will be spoiled for choice with special tastings and great wine promotions. Cape Town Food Trucks are also pulling in for the day to ensure sumptuous snacks and gourmet bites. A special kids’ play area is available with activities for the youngsters. An absolute must-visit for any keen collector is Domaine Brahms with its incredible TOEKA Stoor filled with collectables and memorabilia. Join the wine run or barrel races for a laugh. Try their fabulous breakfast or lunch. Kids will be enchanted by the colourfully decorated gardens and play area, while adult visitors can taste and buy great value wines. Spectacular views meet visitors to Landskroon Wines, a centuries-old family farm. Special tastings are conducted in the tasting room, including young wines from the 2018 harvest. Bring your own blanket and chill out on the lawns with delicious snacks or win great prizes in . . .