Friday 1 March was International Wheelchair Day and Cape Town company Adapt To Change and Avondale Primary School in Atlantis marked the day by making a donation of bread tags to the Breadtags for Wheelchairs Foundation. The children from Avondale, in collaboration with Adapt To Change, had been collecting the tags since last year. “Please give a very, very big thank you to all the staff and learners at Avondale School who contributed so many tags,” said Mary Honeybun of the Breadtags for Wheelchairs Foundation. She added that so far the foundation has managed to give out 368 wheelchairs and last year alone 5-tons of breadtags were recycled and kept out of landfills. International Wheelchair Day was started 6 years ago by Steve Wilkinson in Australia. Steve was born with Spina Bifida and wanted to create a day that raised awareness of the needs of disabled people around the world and more importantly create the opportunity to celebrate the positive impact a wheelchair can have in someone’s life. Says Steve about Adapt To Change and Avondale Primary’s initiative forming part of International Wheelchair Day: “I'm honored to include you as the first event to be featured from South Africa and for the fact that you are working so hard alongside the school and Mary (of the Breadtags for Wheelchairs Foundation) to support one of the key aims of International Wheelchair Day (which is) to provide wheelchairs for the tens of millions of people who need a wheelchair to improve their quality of life.” ‘We are privileged to have played a small part in two such incredible initiatives that are making such a big difference in many people’s lives,’ said Johann Koegelenberg, Adapt To Change’s co-founder. Adapt To Change’s relationship with Avondale Primary started in July 2012. Said Koegelenberg: ‘All 3 founding members of Adapt To Change have spent significant time working in Atlantis and to this day we have family and friends residing in the area – it is an area close . . .
Frustrated with the apparent lack of an easily accesible source and submission mechanism for South African press releases, MyPR.co.za was 'birthed' by Alan Straton on 9 June 2012. The aim of MyPR was always to provide publishers easy access to re-publishable content and to provide a few additional benefits to PR companies seeking to gain exposure. Word of mouth promotion only, has resulted in a steadily growing and respected resource for publishers and public relations firms. Google Analytics reveals a steep upward trend in unique visitors and page views with the top 10 viewed press releases out of a total of 439 published all enjoying in excess of 2 000 unique visitors each. To help you craft press releases that will gain eyeballs MyPR releases two Top Ten lists. The top 10 most viewed press releases on MyPR from 9 June 2012 to 28 February 2013 are: /top-10-universities-in-south-africa/ /fringe-applications-open-for-2013-national-arts-festival-grahamstown/ /wakaberry-self-serve-frozen-yoghurt-sensation-comes-to-cape-town/ /2012-avis-south-african-derby/ /advice-to-law-students/ /aden-thomas-joins-heart-104-9fm-breakfast-show/ /trepedu-events-kick-off-in-march-2013/ /soul-candi-institute-of-music/ /emergency-surgery-only-for-pe-hospital-complex/ /why-broad-based-black-economic-empowerment-does-not-work/ An interesting comparison is for the top 10 most viewed press releases for the two months from 1 January 2013 28 February . . .
**[book] Forget The Business Plan Use This Short Model Entrepreneurship made uncomplicated ©. More and more established entrepreneurs are joining the saying that “forget the business plan”. Google the phrase see the results. Experienced entrepreneurs know that in taking a product to consumers, things change rapidly, that it’s tedious to document it down into a business plan. The general voice is saying rather work on your product and consumers. Tiisetso Maloma brings you “Forget The Business Plan, Use This Short Model”. **Synopsis In 49 pages, this book points out what is important and crucial for an entrepreneur to concentrate on. This is the shorter and efficient business plan format. This short business model template fits all businesses. It’s a guidance of what is vital in running a profitable, sustainable and growing business. It’s short and simple. It’s meant to make things easier for entrepreneurs, by keeping the main things main. This model is what fuels a successful business. In 49 pages, the book thoroughly explains the 6 essential business model components: 4 core technical components, and 2 components dealing with entrepreneur’s happiness in persistence. The book is available at Amazon (Kindle and paperback) and Kobobooks.com. It’s a book to get for you, an entrepreneur and aspiring entrepreneur you know. **The author Tiisetso Maloma is a South African entrepreneur, most times an entrepreneur activist. He has ventured and wrestled in these industries: clothing, music, animation, television. His company www.AtLargeCommunications.co.za, helps businesses build and leverage business models (product architecture & psychology, marketing and distribution). And it also builds video marketing campaigns. He writes economic and entrepreneurial development programmes for AfriBizCulture (NPO). His current startup (co-founded) is DVDapps, a DVD disc based edu-training-app authoring company. - - - - Released by At . . .
Having recently achieved accreditation by the South African Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), Eaton Hydraulics offers further value to its clients and projects by continuing to be a leader in the hydraulics and hose industry. Manny Vieira, Area Sales Manager – Southern Africa, explains the significance of the accreditation in more detail, “With the SAFPA accreditation, Eaton Hydraulics now provides clients with the added luxury of knowing that the Eaton brand is not just one of the biggest brands in the world – there is now further accreditation showing that the products have been vetted nationally and that the level of compliance of our products is at a very high level.” The SAFPA certification is based on strict criteria for hose and hydraulics products and components, and focuses on two pillars of evaluation: quality and assembly process. Not only is Eaton Hydraulics ISO certified and complies in all levels of quality products for supply to general hydraulics, the SAFPA certification is assurance to the market of an exceptional high standard in the local assembly and manufacturing process of Eaton fluid conveyancing products. A vital aspect of accreditation is accountability and sustainability, and to achieve members that are compliant in all aspects of accreditation, SAFPA requires that the accreditation be re-tested every 2 years. Technical Manager of Eaton Hydraulics, Leonard Myburgh, explains in greater detail, ‘In order to continually supply the high quality hydraulics and fluid conveyance products in the South African market, it is critical that only the best products are available. By being accountable to an accreditation process every 2 years, assemblers are obligated to provide only the highest quality products to the market.’ He further adds, “Eaton Hydraulics has always provided the products and components produced to the highest standard, and the SAFPA accreditation is further testament to that.” For all its customers, suppliers and . . .
There are exceedingly heavy burdens in day to day life and these are known to cause stress – which of course is detrimental to our health. Therefore, it is only natural that so many people have begun treating this by going for spa treatments. This in turn, has caused an increase in people searching for spa specials, in order to reduce costs (as is known, high costs add to stress). Today, almost everyone knows that there is a wide range of spas and that prices vary and that it is therefore crucial to search for those wonderful spa specials. Spa treatments have become so popular, recent research has found that people search for a spa treatment even before going for a day at the beach or a fun day out at one’s favourite coffee shop. Primarily, there are four kinds of spa packages: Bridal Spa specials, Girls Night out spa package, Teenagers spa package and Men’s spa specials. For women about to wed and their friends, a Bridal spa package is a wonderful way to celebrate the big occasion. With a plethora of stress reducing treatments, such as massages, manicures, pedicures, facials and aromatherapy, this type of spa special is a perfect stress breaker for new brides. Spas in South Africa also provide complimentary drinks and snacks in their spa specials which is always a great thing. Another common spa deal offered by Spas in South Africa is the Girls Night out spa package. Be it a haircut, makeup or massage, this spa deal includes everything that the a group of girls would love to receive. Rejuvenation and gossip are the two of the most important factors that make this spa package extremely special! Spa specials for men are a bit less popular seeing how some men still think that this is considered “girly”. Nevertheless, things are picking up and it would be wrong to assume that men too do not face a lot of stress due to everyday burdens. Foot massage, hand massage and oil treatments are usually included in these packages, in addition to the usual body . . .
The Dragon Boat Racing is one of the most exciting sports scheduled for the multi-sports festival, Cape Town Corporate Games later this year which is expected to attract thousands of competitors across South Africa. On Thursday 21 February 2013, 3rd South Africa, Official License Holder of Corporate Games South Africa, is challenging companies in a Dragon Boat Challenge to battle it out on the sea and experience first hand what the Cape Town Corporate Games is all about. The Dragon Boat Challenge is the perfect opportunity for companies to network on a different platform, encouraging friendly rivalry in a race against each other and to reconnect through sport for fun and friendly competition, networking opportunities and social activities. Companies who have confirmed paddlers into the fun-filled challenge include the likes of Barloworld Motors, Sanlam, Intergest, RedBull, 24.com, Cape Media, Pioneer Foods, NCC Environmental Services, Allan Gray, Cape Grace Hotel, Tsogo Sun Hotels, Evolv Networks and City of Cape Town Fire & Rescue Services just to name a few. These human-powered water-crafts are long and slender with decorated dragon heads and tails which are navigated by 12-16 rowers to the beat of heavy drums. There will be three Dragon Boats in one race to determine who has what it takes to represent their company in the winning crew. On arrival, guests will be mixed up into 3 teams to row against each other, each company will have 3 to 4 participants and there is no costs involved for the dragon boat practice session. 3rd South Africa, Official License Holder of Corporate Games South Africa, will be arranging regular practice sessions to assist companies to train leading up to the Cape Town Corporate Games taking place from 06-09 June 2013. Companies crews will be taught the techniques, commands and paddlers tips, ensuring that they are well prepared and synchronized for the race in the Cape Town Corporate Games. A perfectly synchronized, . . .
The first of a series of TrepEdu events kicks off on the 15th of March 2013 in Johannesburg. The TrepEdu Own Your Success Seminar is going to be the first of the series of these events. This event will provide a great atmosphere for entrepreneurs to learn from each other and network. It will take place at the Faculty Training Institute just off the Rivonia Off-ramp, in Witkoppen Road. Themed “Fail Your Way To Success”, this TrepEdu Seminar will provide a platform for entrepreneurs to engage on how failures can be turned into success. “Each failure has a success element to it and this seminar will provide some points on how entrepreneurs can capitalise on that” explained Sibusiso Nkosi, the host of the event and founder of the TrepEdu brand. “I started businesses since 2008 and I often gave up on a lot of ideas because I did not realise how some of the mistakes I made could have been capitalised on, but I later applied them and started a fast growing enterprise.” Sibusiso Nkosi is a business strategist and business blogger with an extensive experience on start ups. “We are going to have fun discussions on this TrepEdu kick-off event and I urge entrepreneurs to come” explained Sibusiso Nkosi. This event will boast two guest speakers that will bring an exciting element to the seminar. Paul Galvao, a certified business and life coach with over 25 years experience, will bring on his experience to unpack the subject matter and theme. Osman Nkosi, an entrepreneur and innovator, will also bring some strong elements to this event. This event was made possible by wonderful sponsors who share a common vision with the TrepEdu brand. Di Atherton is a trained Lifeline Counsellor, motivational speaker, Usui Reiki Master and workshop facilitator who has passion for empowering people from all walks of life. She is one of the sponsors of the event. Visit http://www.diatherton.co.za for more information about her. Turning Point Coaching ™ is also one of the sponsors and . . .
Pretoria (05 February, 2013) – With a ton of different options as to where to have a wedding ceremony and reception, it is not uncommon for the bride and grooms to feel overwhelmed. There are certain aspects that couples look for when they want to have a traditional wedding. Delicious food and the right ambiance are always a must. For those who want a classic wedding with home-made food and wedding and conference venues with a Cape Wineland vibe, there is no better place than Bronberg Wynlandgoed. They first opened their doors on April 19, 2010 and have been a popular wedding venue since then. Previous guests and clients can attest to their superior service and the magnificence of the scenery. Located just outside of Pretoria lies, it is a quaint wedding venue complete with an adorable little chapel. The place is ideal for any type of wedding, be it an extravagant wedding with all the works, or a weekend nuptial with only immediate family. There are venues on the property that are able to accommodate a large and indulgent wedding as well as smaller function rooms to cater to private wedding parties. The location is ideal for those who want an unforgettable reception. Couples can receive their guests at the expansive wine cellar which can entertain up to 120 guests, comfortably. There is even a place for smaller wedding parties at the lovely Bronberg Wynlandgoed. A spacious loft found in the main building of the property can house between 30 to 50 people. That is just perfect for smaller weddings. It would also make a wonderful pre-wedding destination. The couple can host a pre-dinner party with all their friends and family at the private dining area. Each dinner party can be tailor made to fit exactly what the bride and groom want. Everything from the theme of the dinner, decor as well as the menu can be customized to each of the couples’ liking. The laid-back atmosphere that the wooden window frames and Cape Dutch gables present also takes the stuffy . . .
Cape Town, January 2013: Asset Print (http://www.assetprint.co.za/), one of the Western Capes top printing firms, has announced a new in-house lithographic printing service that it will be offering all existing and new clients in the Western Cape and all South African online print shop clients. This new printing service is aimed at the bulk printing needs of businesses and is ideal for the printing of flyers, A5, A4 and A3 brochures, booklets, A2 posters, neck tags, swing tags, tabloids. The Lithographic Printing Machine at Asset Print The Lithographic Printing machine at Asset Print is an A2 Heidelberg 4 colour litho printing machine. It can print perfect 2/2 (print 2 colours both sides in one pass) prints and is equipped with an inferred dryer that facilitates faster drying and higher print speeds. Lithographic machine specs: Max Paper sheet size: 640 X 455 Print Area: 620 X 440 The machine can run up to 12000 sheets of paper per hour, in full colour top speed, which equates to about 100 000 A2 posters a day printed full colour 1 side. Print lead times depend on the size of the job, but generally average anywhere between 3 and 14 days. To get a complete price and lead time quote contact Asset Print on Tel: 0861 527 738 Tel: 021 423 4137 Fax: 021 423 7494. Email: email@example.com Asset Print (www.assetprint.co.za) is situated at 74 Loop Street in Cape Town, South Africa and is a fully BEE Certified Company. URL: http://www.assetprint.co.za/ Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Justin WSI from Asset Print Cape Town . Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None . . .
For the third year in a row, business law firm DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has been ranked first overall and rated South Africa’s most outstanding large law firm in the PMR.africa annual national survey of legal firms. The firm was highest rated on a mean score of 4.36 out of a possible 5.00. According to the PMR.africa, a random sample of 300 respondents who use South Africa’s leading law firms rated DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr first across a range of the 29 most important attributes clients require in a legal firm. PMR.africa is an independent research-based monthly periodical. DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr chief executive officer Brent Williams said, “Our firm has worked hard to stay relevant and innovative in a services environment that has seen increased consolidation, specialisation and globalisation. “We are currently focussed on developing best practice in key practice areas and consolidating our association with DLA Piper Africa group firms on the rest of the continent, thereby providing seamless capability and competence across Africa. “We continue to pursue our strategic objective of being the leading business law firm in our own jurisdiction. This requires that we remain active and visible and, continue to offer well priced capabilities and competencies, in the markets and service areas that remain traditional differentiators and indicators for leading large law firms, namely, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, tax, finance and banking, commercial dispute resolution and arbitration, technology and employment law. “We are thrilled that this vision has been acknowledged by our valued clients,” he added. Over the last ten years, DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has achieved the No. 1 ranking seven times and has twice been ranked second. ends URL: http://cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com Twitter: https://twipter.com/DLACDH Facebook: https://facebook.com/DLACDH YouTube: Author: Angela Graham from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Originally . . .