Sk8 for Gr8 and Imagnary House are adding colour to the future of South African youth, and you can help. On the 17th of June 2017, Sk8 for Gr8 is collaborating with Imagnary House to bring the ‘Add Colour’ campaign to life. The ‘Add Colour’ campaign is about encouraging design thinking and entrepreneurial skills in South African youth by using the arts. Having partnered with the City of Cape Town, this campaign will begin in Atlantis with a collaborative mural, being created by Liebet Jooste of ‘Liebetland: A Colouring Book’ (published by Imagnary House). Jooste will create a mural outline inspired by both the children in Atlantis and her imaginative world of Liebetland, where anything is possible, in an effort to uplift both the area and the youth’s knowledge about illustration and design. The children themselves will be the ones who add colour and make it come alive. Sk8 for Gr8 will also be tutoring the children in design thinking and encouraging them to use this opportunity to broaden their horizons and consider a wider career path. Where you can help: For the mural in Atlantis, there are a few items that are needed in support. To purchase these supplies, the ‘Add Colour’ collaboration is running a crowdfunding campaign. In particular, money is getting raised for these items: Black and colour wall paint Paintbrushes Stationary packs Colouring-in books (Liebetland: A Colouring Book) This where you come in. If you’d like to help support the ‘Add Colour’ crowdfunding campaign, click through on the link provided. For each child to be given a colouring-in book and stationary pack, 50 books need to be bought in aid of the campaign. Please join the ‘Add Colour’ collaboration and the City of Cape Town in celebrating the bright future ahead of our local South African youth. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
After successfully hosting its debut Brrrrew Event in May, Barley and Biltong Emporium and Cape Brewing Company (CBC) will again collaborate to host the second event in the winter series on Friday 30 June. The June event’s line-up starts with a welcome drink and exclusive CBC brewery tour plus a meet-and-greet with brew master, Wolfgang Koedel. This will follow with a seat nearby Barley and Biltong Emporium's newly-revamped wood fire area. Guests will be served chef Philip Pretorius' carefully curated four-course dinner menu with different CBC beers to taste at each serving. Live entertainment by local music artist, Richard Brokensha will add an extra warm touch to the atmosphere. Additional drinks and kiddies menu are available at restaurant prices. BRRREW EVENT DETAILS: Venue: Barley and Biltong Emporium and CBC brewery at the Spice Route Destination, Suid-Agter Paarl Road, Paarl Date: Friday 30 June Time: 18h30 to 22h00 Tickets: R295 per person (includes welcome drink, brewery tour, four-course meal and beer pairing). Bookings are limited and can be made at 021 863 5200 or email@example.com For updates on upcoming Brrrrrew Events, follow Spice Route Destination and CBCs... Facebook: www.facebook.com/SpiceRoutePaarl https://www.facebook.com/CapeBrewingCo Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpiceRoutePaarl https://twitter.com/CapeBrewingCo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spiceroutepaarl/ https://www.instagram.com/CapeBrewingCo/ CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
What:The Last Male Standing Rhino Cup When: June 17 and 18, 2017 Where: Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy (Home of the last male Northern White Rhino) Contacts: Kenya - Rob Stevenson - firstname.lastname@example.org or +254 (0) 707 407 221, Australia - Nathan Dale - Nathan.email@example.com or +61 (0) 400 101 020 Cricketers from across the globe will join the Maasai Cricket Warriors and Nairobi’s Obuya Academy for a two day LMS Cricket tournament in one of Africa’s greatest wildlife conservation areas to raise awareness of the plight of the near extinct Northern White Rhino. The event organisers are hoping to raise more than $1million Kenyan Shillings from this year’s tournament to support Ol Pejeta and The East Africa Cricket & Education Foundation, which helps transforms the lives of thousands of disadvantaged young Africans through sport and education. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Last Male Standing here: http://www.lastmanstands.com/last-male-standing-rhino-cup-media-alert Twitter: https://twitter.com/lastmanstands Facebook: https://facebook.com/LastManStands . . .
SANGONeT is inviting all Cape Town based Nonprofits to attend their one day Workshop titled " How CLOUD will shape the future of the Nonprofits in South Africa" on the 21st June 2017. They will cover a range of general and technology related topics that could help shape your organisation for a brighter future. Speakers for the one day Workshop include: Colin Habberton, Relativ Group ## The Future of Non Profits. Wynand du Toit, Optimise CRM ## CRM in the Cloud. (Customer Relationship Management) Pramod Daya, Mindspring Computing ## Cyber Security – a dark Cloud? Sam Posselt, Phambano Technology Development Centre ## How to use Social Media to reach more donors Sam Vos, U-turn Homeless Ministry ## Pros and cons of an IT consultant James Hedley, Quicket ## How to use Quicket to raise funds for your Non Profit Peter Adolphs, Project Isizwe ## Innovation in community engagement bring Khayelitsha online Arnold Netshambidi, SANGONeT ## How to access cloud solutions for NPOs? Booking is ESSENTIAL as only 100 seats are available. To book your seat please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Cost of admission: FREE Date: 21 June 2017 Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm followed by a light lunch Detailed Directions to the Workshop Venue | Isivivana Centre: NOTE: On Google Maps search for: Equal Education Khayelitsha or Home Affairs Khayelitsha (Isivivana Centre or Mzala Street NOT on Google Maps) Follow the N2 from Cape Town towards Somerset West. Take exit 29 (Spine Rd/M32). Turn right and continue for 0.8 km on Spine Rd, take a sharp bend to the right, continue a further 0.8 km. At the traffic light, continue straight for a further 0.8 km where you will find a roundabout. Take the first exit into Walter Sisulu Road and continue for 0.5 km to the next roundabout. Take the second exit and continue for 0.5 km to the next roundabout. Take the third exit into Steve Biko Rd and continue for 0.2 km until you reach a traffic light. Turn right into Julius . . .
Industry Update As we approach the middle of 2017, it might be a good moment just to stop and take stock of what has happened so far this year. We have seen the release of the Amended Forest Sector Code. It is now added to the growing list of Sector Codes that have concluded their revisions to align with the Amended B-BBEE Codes gazetted in 2013. (Yes, you read that right, 2013). At present, we have Sector Codes in Tourism, Media, Advertising and Communications (MAC) and ICT that have been gazetted. The Construction, Transport, Property, Financial, Agri-BEE and CA Sectors have drafts that were released for public comment, some as far back as October 2015. They have yet to be finalised, but the informal feedback is that most of them will be released shortly. We also have not yet seen the final Verification Manual, a critically important document that guides the verification industry on how they should measure compliance. The draft has been around since November 2015, and the lack of clear guidance on some of the requirements is a serious concern. Perhaps the book on Radical Economic Transformation should have a chapter in about speeding up transformation by signing off on the legislation that governs it. Just saying. Our prediction from last year came true and each new Sector Code now comes with the “damned if you didn’t” clause, effectively making the Sector Code retrospective to the last financial year you have not yet been verified on. This effectively means that companies with a financial year at the end of December 2016 or February 2017 would be measured for their next verification on a Sector Code that may not yet have been gazetted. The fact that this flies against the principles established in terms of effective dates, seems not to be a consideration. There are still companies that are using EME Certificates issued in terms of the Amended Codes, even though everyone that matters is on record stating that they are invalid. What is happening now is . . .
Cape Town buzzes with thousands of international and domestic tourists from about November to April, with a particular visitor frenzy during December. But, when it gets to the Cape’s winter months, things are a lot quieter. And, much like in Game of Thrones, ‘winter is coming’. This seasonality has been a thorn in the side of tourism businesses for many years. Beyond the obvious impact on revenue – which creates a sustainability risk for many service-providers – the effect is seen in other ways: gauging how many staff one can keep on during the slow period, the brunt on incomes for families if jobs are cut, the turnover of staff resulting from more experienced people finding permanent work elsewhere, and so on. “There’s no question that we have to work hard and be innovative in our efforts to address the negative impact of seasonality,” comments Cape Town’s Mayor, Patricia De Lille. “This is why the City has established a partnership that brings together a number of organisations with a focus on promoting tourism in the city. Fedhasa, Wesgro, Cape Town Tourism and Accelerate Cape Town are working together to find ways such as putting together unique travel packages and events to attract visitors during the quieter winter months in order to combat the impact of seasonality on the local tourist industry.” Measures to address seasonality by these industry bodies have already had a positive impact, especially in terms of prolonging the high season, says Wesgro’s Chief Marketing Officer, Judy Lain. “The high season now extends over a longer period than previously,” she says. Traditionally, December and January were the peak season months, but we are now experiencing significant visitor numbers from about October until April, and this certainly benefits service-providers in the tourism industry. No doubt, this follows the improvement in air access to the city, as well as successful marketing initiatives.” Some of the ways these organisations have come together . . .
Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay - In firing surf at Supertubes, Dale Staples from St Francis Bay won the 2017 edition of the JBU Supertrial by powering through some of the biggest and deepest barrels of the day. Staples was in rhythm with the ocean from the start, picking up all the best waves on his route to the final. It was a cold and blustery JBay morning, but there were sets at first light and the contest organisers showed no hesitation in calling the event on. As the freezing offshore wind picked up, so the invited surfers hit the perfect lineup, with consistent six-foot waves pouring through. Former Championship Tour surfer Greg Emslie was a surprise elimination from round one, after leading for most of the heat. Greg caught a particularly long wave, and after his final turn and kicking out, found himself facing a huge set in front of the reef. "I got caught inside by a big set and pushed onto the reef," said Greg. "By the time I surfaced from the first wave there was another one, and more behind it. I hit the reef again and eventually got washed all the way down and came in." Former event champion Dylan Lightfoot and defending champion Steven Sawyer did not disappoint however, and both won their first round heats. With a wildcard into the Corona Open JBay as well as $10k (R127k) up for grabs there were some determined performances in the breezy conditions with no one giving any quarter. WQS competitor and perennial Supertubes standout Dale Staples from St Francis Bay shone during the first semifinal. With the swell still rising, Dale found some deep barrels, including one ridiculous 10-point barrel ride at the Impossibles section to emerge with a near-perfect heat score of 19.93 out of a possible 20 points, throwing away a 9.7 as his third wave. "It's really good to get such great waves for a contest," said Dale after his heat. "That ten-pointer was a nice set wave. It looked like it was going to run off away from me, but it actually held all the . . .
Mikey February In Action At The 2017 JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy Photo: Alan Van Gysen The 2017 JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy Video Highlights: https://youtu.be/An-4zDLHdOU YouTube: https://youtu.be/An-4zDLHdOU CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Surfing: 2017 JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy Video Highlights here: https://youtu.be/An-4zDLHdOU . . .
THIS YEAR’S CAPE HOMEMAKERS EXPO IS A TRIBUTE TO YOUR HOME – ON AT THE CTICC FROM 31 AUGUST TO 3 SEPTEMBER The 2017 Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo will celebrate this year’s theme A Tribute to Your Home with an impressive range of products and professional services under one roof from 31 August to 3 September at the CTICC. Packed with inspirational ideas and features, including highlights such as the live by DESIGN, take it OUTSIDE, the Home | Tuis Theatre, the MARKET and Interior Design Challenge, the Expo will offer never-to-be-repeated competitions, deals and specials - the perfect opportunity to explore, consider and purchase all the things you need for your home and garden projects. live by DESIGN offers a hand-picked collection of on-trend interiors, bespoke décor and fabrics, as well as beautiful soft furnishings for the home. Turn your outdoors into an oasis at take it OUTSIDE. Showcasing alfresco lifestyle ideas - from outdoor furniture, homeware, cookware and stylish entertaining, to garden décor and tools of the trade. Pick up insider knowledge on practical DIY, easy home makeovers and great culinary tips straight from the professionals at the Home | Tuis Theatre – your practical guide to beautiful living. Calling all foodies, the MARKET boasts a tempting selection of mouth-watering treats, boutique wines and artisanal gin and craft beer - everything to tickle your taste buds. Back by popular demand, the Interior Design Challenge will see two design teams battle it out to create the ultimate interior. The Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo is proudly presented by HOMEMAKERS, the biggest home enhancement exhibition group in South Africa, presenting four home lifestyle events in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth, reaching 125 000 visitors every year. Tickets are available at the door or from Quicket (http://www.quicket.co.za/). Adults pay R80, pensioners R70 and kids under 12 enter free. The Expo will be open Thursday to Saturday from . . .
Kriel Technology Group (Pty) Ltd brings VAULTCARD to Southern Africa - Most advanced and effective RFID protection solution available Bloemfontein, South Africa – 05 June 2017 – The VAULTCARD be available from Kriel Technology Group (Pty)Ltd – (www.ktgroup.co.za). Kriel Technology Group (Pty) Ltd today announced the availability of VAULTCARD™ – a new pocket-sized protector in the fight against contactless credit card fraud. The product offers a solution to growing consumer concerns over the safety of personal banking data, which can be accessed via widely available Radio-Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) skimming devices. Use of contactless technology cards are rising at a massive rate in South Africa. U.S. credit card fraud is on the rise. A study by NASDAQ showed that credit card fraud tripled from 2013 to 2014, affecting over 30 million U.S. consumers. Fraudsters can use the devices to clone cards and aid identity theft, with shoppers and commuters at most risk. VAULTCARD™ was created to solve this security issue. Priced at R 599.95, VAULTCARD™ is a credit-card sized device that uses revolutionary patent pending technology, based on highly sophisticated military jamming signals, to shield contactless payment cards from RFID fraud. VAULTCARD™ protects multiple cards stored inside wallets up to 8cm thick and can also be placed inside electronic passport holders to keep personal data safe from fraudsters. The card offers the most superior and effective RFID protection solution available, and was created by VAULTCARD’s parent company – Vaultskin – which specialises in the development of innovative accessories for mobile and data protection devices. What makes VAULTCARD superior to other solutions? Several products offer shielding using metal foil or white noise based jamming technologies, but these are susceptible to security ‘blind spots’, making them an unreliable solution. VAULTCARD™ provides superior protection that: . . .