DECADENT DELIGHTS VALENTINE’S DINNER AT THE RENOWNED CELLARS-HOHENORT Celebrate the most romantic day of the year at one of the three renowned properties within The Collection by Liz McGrath. On the 14 February 2018, The Cellars-Hohenort, in Constantia, Cape Town, invites you to enjoy a delectable six-course Valentine’s Day dinner at The Conservatory restaurant for just R695 per person. Take a romantic stroll through our beautiful gardens with your significant other, before sitting down to share a pre-dinner glass of bubbles while we prepare your food journey. The menu consists of: a welcome drink on arrival, West Coast Oyster served with cucumber, basil, tomato and cayenne espuma. Cape Malay Seared Tuna Tataki served with octopus carpaccio, charred cauliflower and coriander salsa, lemon atchar and jintan putih vinaigrette. Springbok loin and Blueberries served with salt baked celeriac, onion marmalade, wild carrots and juniper jus. For dessert, begin with an Elderflower Sherbet served with grilled peaches, burrata panna cotta. Textures of Strawberry and Cream served with Amarula mousse, white chocolate and vanilla crumble. Complete your dining experience with Petit Fours served with coffee or tea. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
* One small gesture may be the catalyst to a Manganese Ore Free PE Beachfront * Sailors vote for the environment * Turtles-1, Plastic Straws-0 * Surf the wave to Turn the Tide on Plastic The Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth based Algoa Bay Yacht Club (ABYC) has banned Plastic Straws and issued a challenge to every consumer and business to say; "No to plastic" as the wave to 'Turn the Tide on Plastic' becomes a tsunami. Inspired by the Volvo Ocean Race yacht, 'Turn the Tide on Plastic, skippered by Britain's, Dee Caffari and after a talk by Sustainable Seas Trust Director Dr Tony Ribbink, the decision to move towards a Plastic Free Zone at ABYC by banning plastic straws was unanimously approved by the ABYC Exco on Tuesday 16 January 2018. "With 350 kg's of plastic being dumped in the ocean every second, it is projected that there will be more plastics than fish in the ocean by 2050. This pollution is killing millions of marine animals and sea birds each year, damaging sensitive ecosystems, affecting environmental and human health. Aside from lost opportunities the cost to Africa runs in to billions annually," said SST Director Dr Tony Ribbink at a recent presentation to members and sailors at the Algoa Bay Yacht Club. Spearheaded by the ABYC's House Commodore, Frank Atkinson, ABYC has implemented an immediate ban on plastic straws and will move towards a plastic free environment. Frank says; "All my life I have been fortunate to have lived beside the water - either the Zwartkops River or the beaches of Port Elizabeth. Our activities as kids were sailing, swimming, fishing and gathering bait where I was subjected first hand to the horrors caused by carelessly discarded plastic on the marine and wildlife in general. What really hit home however was a recent screening at the Algoa Bay Yacht Club by Dr Tony Ribbink of a film depicting how floating plastic bags were eaten by dolphins who mistook them for jelly fish and a particularly horrifying look at . . .
THE RHINOS ARE COMING!!! RHINOS PAINT THE TOWN RED AT V&A WATERFRONT AND CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT! Eight gorgeous life-sized Rhino sculptures are wowing the crowds at the V&A Waterfront and Cape Town International Airport this January through to February 2018. The Rhinos Are Coming!!! have announced that their Sponsors’ Rhinos are getting fantastic exposure in the many places they have been since they embarked on their Great Rhino Roadshow in April 2017. The main event is the three-month long world-class outdoor art exhibition which will be coming to Cape Town from mid-December 2018 to mid-March 2019. It will feature 60 or more life-sized painted Rhino sculptures which will be exhibited on street corners, parks and public spaces all around the city centre and surrounds. The exhibition will raise funds and spread awareness for the plight of South Africa’s endangered rhinos. Talented artists from our local communities transformed the first nine pioneer life-sized blank Rhino sculptures into valuable works of art. Eighteen Sponsors have already signed up. The City of Cape Town supports this initiative by enabling Art Rhinos to be exhibited at many of the most-visited iconic tourism sites in Cape Town. The first nine painted Rhinos are already creating huge exposure for their Sponsors with the Sponsor’s brand name and mission statement emblazoned on a plaque attached to the heavyweight base on which the Rhinos are anchored. These famous, as well as up and coming artists volunteered to paint the pioneer Rhinos: Beezy Baily, Lionel Smit, Nardstar*, Jade Waller, Nasser Zadeh, Peter Gray, Andrew Hart Adler, Clair Homewood and the children of the Lalela Project. These Rhino ambassadors have already been doing the rounds at well-visited events such as the 2017 Gartner Symposium held at the CTICC, where they were hosted by MTN Business SA. The Rhinos started on their travels with their spectacular presence at the Cape Town Stadium for five . . .
(Cape Town) – Appreciating and celebrating water amid the crippling drought conditions in the Western Cape is something leading bottled water brand aQuellé is aiming to achieve, as it wraps up its national summer tour in Cape Town this weekend. The #SpreadTheJoySA tour will see aQuellé characters Granadilla, Watermelon and Apple taking to the streets and beaches to share the brand’s new Limited Edition Collection of flavoured drinks with the public. On Saturday, they will be at the Palms Market in Woodstock and on Camps Bay beach before testing their nerve on the Cape Wheel at the V&A Waterfront. The characters will end their tour with a red bus sightseeing trip around the city on Sunday. The four-leg #SpreadTheJoySA tour previously visited Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth over the holiday season. aQuellé marketing manager Suzelle Stegen said the aim of the tour was to bring the flavours, quite literally, to life and that the public would be able to vote for their favourite flavour, which would join the existing aQuellé variants. “We wanted to create a campaign that allowed us to really live our brand message. #SpreadTheJoySA is fun and exciting. It’s a great way to spread joy to all South Africans,” she said. The campaign kicked off in Durban in December, where Granadilla became the first giant fruit to take the leap with the Big Rush Big Swing from the roof of the Moses Mabhida Stadium. On a green note, Watermelon visited uShaka Marine World to promote recycling and hand out over 2,000 bottles of water, while Apple helped the Childhood Cancer Foundation to raise funds by wrapping gifts at La Lucia Mall. The second stop on their roadtrip was Johannesburg, where the characters quenched the thirst of the firefighters of Station 15, who face blazing heat and put their lives on the line daily. They then took a walk on the wild side, giving water to staff and visitors at the Johannesburg Zoo, before bouncing off to end their day at Rush . . .
Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with a delectable four-course Valentine’s Day dinner at The Marine, Hermanus, on 14 February 2018. The price is R720 per person with wine pairing*, and R475 per person without the wine pairing. The menu will consist of the following; a welcome drink in the form of L’Ormarins Brut*, Kataifi Prawns served with sweet corn purée, corn kernel and red onion salsa, basil oil with a glass of Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc*, Smoked Duck Breast served with beetroot, goats cheese mousse, raspberry purée, pistachio crumble with a glass of Creation Pinot Noir*, Grilled Beef Fillet served with carrot purée, asparagus, pearl onions, crispy sweet breads with a glass of Boschrivier Cabernet Sauvignon*. Additionally you could opt for the Pan Roasted Line Fish served with asparagus, crushed potatoes, blistered vine tomatoes, champagne velouté with a glass of Joostenberg Chardonnay*. Lastly dessert will be served in the form of Croquembouche to share, served with strawberry mousse filled choux puffs, chocolate and caramel sauce, almond praline, bitter sweet chocolate ice-cream with a glass of Bon Courage Noble Late Harvest*. Spoil your loved one and your taste buds with The Marine this Valentines. The Marine, Hermanus, is part of The Collection by Liz McGrath CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
SANCA WESTERN CAPE is the leading service provider in the field of abuse, prevention and treatment. They are well-known for providing specialised services like abuse prevention, out-patient treatment, capacity building and training and related corporate services by a multi-disciplinary team. Based in Western Cape, their main objective is to provide substance abuse prevention and treatment services by applying and reinforcing healthy behaviour and lifestyle changes. Their actions are divided into three levels. They are illustrated below: Primary Prevention It is very crucial to take necessary actions to prevent unpleasant occurrences related to abuse. This positive and active prevention initiative primarily focuses on spreading awareness among people through various awareness programmes and development services. Their awareness programmes mainly focus on the devastating and shattering effects of abuse while emphasising on the necessity of a healthy and positive lifestyle. They also offer training and build capacity services to strengthen the prevention programmes through proper implementation under the observation of professional staff. Secondary Prevention: Secondary Prevention is an important initiative as it basically focuses on high risks groups like youth and abused women including persons abused in the workplace. The secondary prevention programmes include several educational initiatives and life skill training programmes to mitigate the effects of the abuses. Like other drug rehab centres in Cape Town, they are constantly working to fulfil their goals. Tertiary Prevention: This measurement is taken to guide those who have already faced abuse problems. These programmes include a comprehensive assessment service and proper assistance to out-patients and in-patients as well as people who faced abuses. Like the drug rehabilitation centres in Cape Town or in other cities, they are constantly working for the welfare of abused people. They . . .
BlindCraft celebrates the launch of their website and online window blinds store. Cape Town, South Africa: Today BlindCraft announces the launch of their groundbreaking online window blinds store. Their website contains a “Build Your Blinds” visualiser, the first of its kind in South Africa. The innovative visualiser is set to redefine the South African home decor industry as it allows customers to “see” the finished product before it is ever made. Customers can select from hundreds of options to create a product truly tailored to their needs. BlindCraft is also leading the way in quality. Their Made-To-Measure window blinds are SABS approved and come with an industry leading 2 year warranty, ensuring customers get the best products available in South Africa. A recent home renovation by Dr. Nicholas Coetzee had this to say about the quality and ease of ordering his window blinds online; “I recently did a number of renovations to my home and found it quite stressful dealing with the various tradesmen. BlindCraft, on the other hand, made it easy. With just a few clicks I was able to design and order the blinds I wanted.” To achieve the launch of their website and online window blinds store; BlindCraft did extensive competitor research to ensure that their brand and product would provide value to their current clients and home decor enthusiasts. By finding a gap in the market, they were able to build the countries only window blinds visualiser as well as ensuring SABS approval for their products. This has been able to benchmark their brand as a strong window blinds competitor in the South African market. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour charity entries available… The Sunflower Fund is appealing to all interested sportsmen and women who will be taking on the Cape Town Cycle Tour in 2018, to consider championing our worthy cause by participating in the 2018 Miles4Hope fundraising and awareness campaign. The Sunflower Fund has limited charity bonds for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour still available at R1500 per cyclist, kit not included. Leukaemia patients often spend weeks or months in isolation wards and sport is not an option for them. Sportsmen and women are especially empathetic to the plight of those with life-threatening blood disorders as they appreciate the fact that they can enjoy outdoor sport. Miles4Hope participants are equipped with the tools to effectively assist them in approaching their personal and work databases to sponsor them financially per mile or kilometre covered with no contribution being too small. All funds raised from the campaign will enable The Sunflower Fund to create awareness as well as educate and recruit more blood stem cell donors to offer the hope of life to patients in need of a life-saving transplant. Any person or club interested in joining the Miles4Hope 2018 campaign by purchasing a charity entry may contact Rasheda van den Hurk on 021 701 0661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on The Sunflower Fund or how to become a blood stem cell donor, please visit www.sunflowerfund.org.za or contact toll free 0800 12 10 82. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Energy expert Ted Blom believes distributed generation will slice electricity costs by up to 90% for the average household. Blom is a speaker and advisory board member of the 18th African Utility Week that is taking place from 15-17 May in Cape Town, South Africa. In the run-up to the event, he says in an interview that “South Africa and the world is at the precipice of revolutionary developments in energy generation and distribution, and the next 5 -10 years will render such dramatic changes that today's energy supply chain will not be recognisable, especially with the advent of distributed generation, which in many instances will kill off centralised ‘bulk’ generation and distribution. I believe this move will slice electricity costs by up to 90% for the average household, and be a boom industry for participants in the energy revolution, with concomitant radical improvements in standards of living.” Parliamentary investigation into Eskom Last year, the independent energy expert also testified before the South African Parliament’s inquiry into Eskom’s governance: “the Parliamentary Energy subcommittee investigation is a refreshing attempt to decipher what has gone wrong at Eskom since it was ‘commercialised’ in 2001. However, any results will only highlight that prosecution and clean-ups are long overdue, as the committee is powerless to take punitive action against wrongdoers.” Blom also conducted forensic reviews on the Medupi, Ingula and Kusile power station contracts, “but that work is far from complete and dramatically short of resources. Another milestone is the completion of the legal preparatory work to have the first Tegeta coal supply agreement terminated, but again the action has been suspended for unknown reasons. The other two Tegeta coal supply agreements should also be terminated, but it seems South Africans do not have the political staying power to exercise their rights, with the result that Tegeta has managed to get Eskom to further . . .
Banks R &L Hiring is a renowned name in the industry that provides event equipment and décor accessories for hire. Banks R & L Hiring operate from modern premises located in Paarden Eiland in Cape Town. The company is well-equipped to provide strategic support and supply structures for events and functions across the wide spectrum of the equipment hiring industry. This has been achieved on account of the company’s complete dedication towards quality and customer satisfaction. The staff of the company are highly professional and some of them boast of having experiences of over 35 years. Categories of products and services offered by the Banks R & L Hiring The sales consultants of the company are proficient and experienced enough to advise and offer the best services to the clients. With their unique and elegant products, the blank canvas of any room can turn into a spectacular sight. Its exclusive collection of equipment incorporates thematic and modern pieces into events. The following product catalogue of the company highlights the extensive range of equipment that can be hired for other social events like wedding parties or corporate events. 1. Décor accessories which include the following: • Board and easel • 3 tier Candelabra black • Carpet runner • Carpet coir • Dance floor • Freestanding screen • Lectern • Industrial fan • Gazebo walls • Picket fence • String of lights 2. Glassware 3. Furniture 4. Cutlery and crockery 5. Gas and electrical 6. Serving gear 7. Marquees 8. Stainless steel 9. Wood and basket ware 10. Ovenware 11. Plinth and plinth bills 12. Bowl and platter service CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .