uShaka Kids World boasts Africa's largest jungle gym, promising your youngsters an adventure sure to make them feel on top of the world with plenty of climbing and sliding. For the art lovers, there is the Creative Creatures Corner where girls and boys can try their hands at making something crafty or do some painting at Polly’s Paint Pen. Better still, there is our On da Block Lego Lounge that allows them to let their creativity flow as they build and play for hours. They get to hang out with our gorgeous feathered friends – our Suffer Crested Cockatoos, Green Wing Macaws and Blue & Gold Macaws. Plus catch our uShaka Marine World’s Ocean Warrior Mascots Delia the Dolphin, Siva the Seal, Phila the Penguin and Raggy the Shark in action as they entertain the crowds at the Castaways Amphitheatre. Not only is there edutainment, but there is also a place where kids can have fun in the sun. Our Crabby Beach Sandpit and Splish Splash Sprinkler Island are always a hit on those many warm Durban days. What better way is there to celebrate a birthday, than at your very own private spot within South Africa’s warmest playground? Just recently launched at uShaka Kids World, as an additional offering for that special birthday, is Delia’s Kitchen, where kids can host a fun, private gathering for their little buddies while celebrating their special occasion. They can also have fun with food, from making pizzas to dressing up cupcakes and inspiring possible master chefs in the process. Each birthday party package is unique, and has entertainment and activities to suit every child. So what are you waiting for, come and have some fun and even book that special birthday for your little one by contacting (031) 328 8000 or for the Birthday Bookings Facilitators or Birthday Team Leaders on (031) 328 8010 / 8001 / 8087 or firstname.lastname@example.org CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
In a recent drive to improve communications with prospective clients, Compare Car Insurance has taken the decision to implement a few changes to it's website. Whilst these updates may seem simple and obvious, they are fundamental improvements to the customer journey and will enable a caller to speak with a call operative in their preferred native language. It can be very difficult to fully engage with a client and understand their insurance needs if they are forced to speak a language that they are not 100% comfortable with. Many clients become frustrated when they are automatically forced into an initial sales funnel that attempts to determine both language and gender. It's for this reason that Compare Car Insurance has decided to better serve our customer by giving them the option of selecting in which language the call centre sales representative first speaks to them. A secondary gender selector further enables the system to select which companies are going to be the best fit. If for example you are a female, then the First For Women insurance products are a most likely fit and the quoting process is going to be tailored to suit your female profile. First For Women have invested a great deal of expertise in tailoring insurance products that are more affordable for it's clientele and Compare Car Insurance is able to streamline this initial contact process by matching clients to appropriate insurance products. Compare Car Insurance is committed to bringing you multiple quotes from only the best South African insurance companies. Expect these and other beneficial product and quoting improvement in the future. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Compare Car Insurance For You here: https://www.comparecarinsurance.co.za/contact-us/ . . .
East Coast Radio’s Damon Beard and team are set to broadcast their morning show live from the lush KwaZulu-Natal South Coast estate – Renishaw Hills – on Friday, 14 December from 9am to noon. Listeners can tune in to hear all about this gorgeous mature lifestyle village on the day, or pop in to meet the ECR team located at the Renishaw Hills’ Community Centre. This exciting radio broadcast will take place ahead of the exclusive Open Day, being hosted on Saturday, 15 December from 9am to 4pm. “We’re ending off the year in true Renishaw Hills’ style as we welcome Damon Beard and his production team from East Coast Radio to our incredible mature lifestyle village, situated just outside of Scottburgh,” said Phil Barker, managing director of Renishaw Property Developments. “The radio broadcast will be a great introduction to our final Open Day for the year which will showcase all the exciting investment opportunities available for anyone looking to retire in style and comfort.” This enviable South Coast estate boasts the highest level of unobtrusive security as well as complete home-based healthcare options – provided by TruCare – which prioritise healthy lifestyle options and preventative medical solutions tailored to the individual. Every investor in Renishaw Hills can also enjoy the incredible on-site facilities available, including a gym, library, community centre, and extensive walking and cycling trails. All the stylishly-designed units are characterised by quality and comfort, taking full advantage of the stunning natural beauty of the area wherever possible – while also boasting unending sea views. Indigenous gardens, designed by renowned botanist and landscaper, Elsa Pooley, add value and beauty to every home. This is affordable luxury in one of the country’s most desirable destinations. There are currently only five three-bedroom, two-bathroom standalone homes still available for between R2.53 million and R3.02 million. These are styled in open-plan . . .
The warm, sandy beaches, inviting sub-tropical climate and unending natural beauty make KwaZulu-Natal’s Sapphire Coast one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations year-round. And Sapphire Coast Tourism (SCT) will be welcoming holidaymakers with the Sapphire Sizzling Summer holiday programme, overflowing with fun activities for all ages, from Tuesday, 18 December 2018 to Saturday, 5 January 2019. “The Sapphire Coast embraces its position as a prime holiday destination and we look forward to sharing the area’s warmth and beauty with visitors every year,” said Romy Wenzel, chairman of Sapphire Coast Tourism. “The holiday events’ programme has been carefully planned, promising a diverse line-up that caters to all interests.” She said that, in line with this year’s DSW (Durban Solid Waste) campaign, ‘Hashtag No Litter on My Beach’, Sapphire Coast Tourism has themed the 2018/2019 holiday season ‘Go Green – Keep Our Sapphire Coast Clean’. “While we really want every person visiting the Sapphire Coast this holiday to have a truly memorable experience, we ask that they are environmentally responsible leave nothing behind but their footprints!” Sapphire Sizzling Summer Programme (Sapphire Coat Tourism in conjunction with local companies and non-profit organisations) Amanzimtoti Beach, Pipeline Beach and Winklespruit Beach on the Upper South Coast will all play host to the holiday programme with DJs entertaining crowds daily at the three locations from 9am. - Guided Nature Walks Wednesday, 19 December at Amanzimtoti Bird Park (time to be confirmed). Saturday, 29 December at Burchell's Coucal Eco-Trail (time to be confirmed). - Dive Presentation Thursday, 20 December and Friday, 4 January at 10am - Learn how to blow bubbles with the amazing dive crew from Aliwal Shoal Scuba at Inyoni Rocks Pool, Amanzimtoti Main Beach. - Meet Father Christmas Monday, 24 December at Pipeline Beach, Amanzimtoti Main Beach and Winklespruit Beach - A special . . .
Summer in KwaZulu-Natal means everybody is heading outdoors to enjoy the sunshine – resident snakes included. And while snake encounters are often alarming, local snake rescuers, Simon Keys and Siouxsie Gillett, are just a phone call away, ready and waiting to assist. The British-born couple have found a home in eMdloti, and from this base they venture across Durban and surrounds, rescuing snakes and relocating them to safer environments. Many of these incredible snake rescues have made it to the Nat Geo Wild television show, Snakes in the City, brought to television screens by production company, Earth Touch. While summer is always a time of increased snake activity, Simon explained that the recent rainfall will attract them in greater numbers as they tend to dine out on the frogs and toads commonly found in wet weather. “These amphibians attract several types of snake species, many of them harmless like the herald snakes, or the mildly venomous like the night adders, which aren’t life threatening to humans but can give quite a bad bite, especially to smaller pets,” he explained. “The most dangerous snake that feeds on frogs and toads is the Mozambique spitting cobra, the brown-coloured snake that is very common in and around Durban. It will hood up and spit, or even spit lying down, and should not to be approached.” He said that – as is the case with all snakes – they’d rather not approach humans, however, if someone approaches a snake it will defend itself like any other animal. “The best thing to do is, if you think there’s a snake in your garden, house or even car, is to phone a snake catcher,” he said, adding that while people are scared of snakes, snakes are undeniably much more scared of people. “Snakes will only bite if threatened, or accidentally trod on, which doesn’t happen very often.” Snake season will continue through to May, but because Durban doesn’t get particularly cold, snakes are always around. “They will come out to bask on . . .
Don’t sweat it this festive season! #uShakaSummer is the only place to be to celebrate all things summer, to create an adventure filled holiday that is filled with excitement and memories that will last a lifetime. When it comes to Christmas shopping, remember that the uShaka Village Walk offers a festive retail voyage like no other. This is the spot for those more unusual gifts not to mention pressies for all ages with plenty of special deals to add to the festive cheer as well hopping on uShaka’s new Ocean Express train which will be offering rides to visitors in The Village Walk Shopping Centre. To prolong the uShaka shopping fun, we’ve extended our opening and closing times at uShaka Village Walk from 09h00 to 19h00 from December 14th until January 5th. But don’t forget to check the website as, on December 25th and 31st, we’ll shut up shop at 18h00. Our little guests can meet our Traditional Father Christmas at uShaka Marine World from December 14th until December 24th in Arena 3’s food court. With much ho ho ho-ing, this grand old gent will be collecting gift wish lists from 11h00 to 12h30 in Arena 3 (food court) as well as be roaming the park so be sure to look out for him while he is on his walkabout. Not too far away, uShaka’s very own Sexy Santa and his cute little helpers, Miss Tinsel and Miss Mistletoe, will be adding their own bit of summer heat. You can snatch a glimpse of these “hotties” in the Village Walk from 12h30 to 17h30 daily from December 14th until December 24th! Snap a selfie with Santa using #uShakaSummer and be sure to post and share on your platforms. The family favourite on this December’s uShaka calendar is undoubtedly the annual “Dolphins by Starlight” production which runs until December 13th. Doors open at 18h30 with the show starting promptly at 19h00 nightly. Tickets cost just R199 for adults and R160 for children and seniors. Additional musical entertainment at uShaka Marine World throughout this festive season . . .
One of the biggest salepersons around moved into South Africa recently. In Solar PV Systems we call that person; "Sir Eskom Loadshedding!" "Phone and web site enquiries have escalated somewhat since the start of loadshedding," says Alan Straton from Straton Solar. "Everyone wants to be free of Eskom and loadshedding and most are of the impression that Solar Power is the magic bullet to do that," explained Alan. The price of Solar Panels has plummeted over the last 8 years and the electricity price per unit (Kw) manufactured from a pure grid tie solar installation is now less than 70c per unit amortised over the 20 year expected life of an installation. On the other hand the price of batteries still needs to reach that tipping point before beginning to plummet. "Batteries are the next frontier in terms of lower price and higher storage capacity," says Straton. Solar PV comes in 3 'flavours: Grid Tie only (here you will still be affected by loadshedding) Grid Tie with Battery Backup, referred to as a Hybrid System (load shedding will not affect you - depending on the size of your batteries) Off Grid - Here you are on your own with no connection to the grid at all. Taking the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality as an example Straton said: A Grid Tie system for a single phase installation may only be a maximum of 5 KW in size. This is good enough for an annual average of 960 units of electricity each month (more in summer, less in winter). The pay back on such a system is around 6 to 7 years. IF the system is installed in a business then the payback is from the time of switching on as Section 12B of the Income Tax allows an immediate 100% depreciation allowance on renewable energy installation. If you do not have mission critical items then Grid Tie only is the way to go. A Hybrid System also operates under the same constraints as the Pure Grid Tie system above. In addition the conversation around batteries is that one must remember . . .
Crocworld Conservation Centre in Scottburgh promises non-stop holiday fun this festive season with fascinating daily snake demonstrations, crocodile feeding and talks, forest walks, vulture feeding and talks every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and Henry the iconic Nile crocodile’s 118th birthday party. Crocworld Conservation Centre’s daily holiday programme will run between the 13th of December 2017 and 8th of January 2018. “We are expecting thousands of visitors to flock to Crocworld Conservation Centre once again this festive season. Crocworld’s impressive variety of birds, reptiles, breath-taking sea views, expansive indigenous gardens, jungle gyms and animal farm, make it the ultimate day out for holidaymakers of all ages to enjoy,” commented Crocworld Conservation Centre’s Manager, Martin Rodrigues. In addition to the usual crocodile feedings at 11h00 and 15h00 every day, there will also be a daily forest walk at midday and as a special holiday treat, vulture feedings on Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday and Sunday at 14h00. The kilometre-long scenic forest walk is a must-do for all nature and bird enthusiasts. The programme will include a daily snake demonstration at 10h15 where visitors will learn valuable snake safety tips and interesting facts from some of the Centre’s snake experts. Everyone is invited to join the bumper 118th birthday celebrations on December 16 at 11h00, for Crocworld’s oldest resident, Henry the Nile crocodile. Henry is the oldest known Nile Crocodile in captivity, weighing in at 500kgs and 5-metre’s in length. Henry arrived at Crocworld in 1985 as an adult, with records that stated he was 85-years old. He lives in his enclosure with six females, and has fathered over 10 000 offspring in the last 32 years. There will be a special birthday feeding and talk, as well as cake for guests, while stock lasts. Crocworld Conservation Centre’s gift shop offers an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping, boasting a vast array of . . .
Johannesburg 05 December 2019 - At Dentsply Sirona, we are focused on empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer, faster dental care. We provide innovative solutions to help dental professionals deliver the best possible dental care, for the benefit of their patients and practices. Mastering each step in every restorative procedure is essential for dental professionals to be able to provide the best possible dental care. Dentsply Sirona’s innovative solutions are proven to be both effective and efficient in helping dentists navigate even the most common procedures with greater success. Calibra® Ceram and Calibra® Universal are adhesive and self-adhesive resin cements from Dentsply Sirona, which can be used in both self-cure and dual-cure mode. They complement the light-curing resin cement Calibra® Veneer, which has been clinically proven for more than 12 years for the adhesive luting of veneers. Advanced materials enable smooth contoured surfaces with excellent shade-matching and stain-resistance. Innovative technologies make it possible to do indirect restorations in a single visit. Even though our solutions have been used to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of hundreds of millions of restorative procedures, we are committed to making them even better, ensuring dentists can continue to face each step of every procedure with confidence. Calibra® Ceram offers immediate long-term bonding that is ideal for all-ceramic crowns, CAD/CAM restorations and non-retentive preparations needing maximum strength. For a trouble-free procedure and the long-term success of the restoration, the cement used must meet these basic mechanical, biological, and handling requirements: • It must not harm the tooth or surrounding tissues. • It must allow sufficient working time to place the restoration. • It must offer viscosity and film thickness low enough to allow complete seating of the restoration. • It must quickly form a hard mass strong . . .
Johannesburg , 06 December 2019 - More than 30 years ago Dentsply Sirona brought CEREC to the market, a system which pioneered Single Visit Dentistry. CEREC has been continually developed in that time so that not only restorations, but also implant drill guides, custom implant prosthetics and even orthodontic indications are covered by the versatile system. In so doing, Dentsply Sirona set an important trend in dentistry: Treatment concepts with digital technology are now an emerging expectation amongst dental patients. CEREC not only provides many patient benefits, but also the clinical success has been demonstrated in more than 250 studies. When it comes to the use of CAD/CAM in the dental practice, the question is not whether it can be integrated into the existing workflows, but more how this can be achieved in the best possible manner. Save your patients the discomfort of a conventional impression tray and take impressions using the CEREC Omnicam, our small powder-free camera. The CEREC Omnicam allows you to take a coating-free scan of the natural tooth substance and gingiva. This saves you an extra step, reduces the learning curve and makes impression-taking more pleasant and time-saving than ever before. The CEREC Omnicam sits perfectly in the user’s hand. Thanks to the slim design and the compact camera tip, scanning posterior teeth presents no problems. Regardless of whether the patient is sitting upright or reclining, you can scan the upper and lower jaws ergonomically without having to adjust your natural working posture. In addition, the CEREC Omnicam allows you to determine the colour of the scanned teeth in the CEREC software based on your scan, and also allows you to expand your treatment spectrum to aligner treatment. This makes the CEREC Omnicam a unique multifunctional tool and offers you everything you need for your safe step into Chairside CAD/CAM. Dentsply Sirona South Africa focuses on empowering dental professionals to provide . . .