Brides and grooms-to-be looking for wedding inspiration, venue options and the best suppliers in KZN will be spoilt for choice with the Brabys Future Bride Bridal & Beauty Show (formerly the NWJ Bridal & Beauty Experience) taking place from 1 to 3 March 2019 at brand new The Globe at Suncoast. Visitors can look forward to daily fashion shows, exciting competitions and over 100 wedding suppliers, beauticians, florists, photographers and event co-ordinators. For more information, to buy tickets or to book your stand, visit www.bridalandbeauty.co.za. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
South African underwater photographer Allen Walker (Warner Beach) took the number one spot for the shark photography category at the World ShootOut 2018 awards held at the boot Düsseldorf dive show in Germany recently. “I am thrilled about having won the shark photography category of the prestigious World ShootOut. It puts South Africa firmly on the world map of underwater photography and will promote tourism to South Africa in the diving industry, more specifically shark diving which has become a very popular activity for underwater divers and photographers from around the world. Aliwal Shoal on the KZN south coast boasts with some of the best shark diving in the world and is definitely a must-visit attraction. I really hope that this will also strengthen South Africa’s resolve to protect these animals for future generations and the tourism industry,” commented Walker. Hundreds of photographers from around 40 countries around the world take part in the World ShootOut competition year after year, submitting thousands of images and videos, ranging from those that capture the calm lakes of the Nordic countries and Canada, showcase the exotic secrets hidden in Alaska and introduce the great dramatic white shark in the Gulf of Mexico. To see more of Walker’s images visit: http://www.awphotosa.com CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Former Miss South Africa and Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, will form part of this year’s notable speaker line-up at the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit, hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government. Nel-Peters survived a violent carjacking in 2017, emerging unharmed after using a self-defence technique she’d learnt on a course. Spurred by this experience, she launched her Unbreakable campaign which aims to educate and empower women to be prepared, both mentally and physically, in the event of an attack. She will be speaking at the fourth annual FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit, hosted in association with the IDC, taking place on International Women’s Day – Friday, 8 March – at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre from 7am to 4pm. She will be joined by the likes of international celebrity and philanthropist, Naomi Campbell, as well as leading businesswomen, Basani Maluleke, CEO of African Bank and Nozipho Sithole, CEO at Transnet Port Terminals, among many others. In addition to the daytime networking, attendees to the summit are invited to the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Awards’ gala dinner celebrating who have made a remarkable impact in the business, sports, science, entertainment and leadership categories. The gala dinner will take place at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre from 6.30pm. For more information, visit www.leadingwomensummit.co.za or follow @LWSummit on various social media platforms (#LWS2019KZN). CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
On the 9th & 10th of March, #BoredomMustFall is back at uShaka Marine World and it’s going to be awesome, providing great savings! Entry into Sea World, Wet n Wild, uShaka Kids World and Dangerous Creatures will cost you just R99 per person. Experience the thrill of Wet n Wild’s exhilarating water slides, including Africa’s highest water slide. Take in the antics of uShaka’s favourite residents when you watch Sea World’s Dolphin, Seal and Penguin shows. Take a walk through uShaka’s breath-taking aquarium, the 7th largest in the world where you get to explore the underground viewing galleries, extending 500 metres through a series of four superbly designed old ship wrecks. We have also thrown in an entry to uShaka Kids World so that all the littlies can enjoy loads of kiddie fun in an area that is jam-packed with sand pits, treasure hunts, Africa’s highest kiddie jungle gym together with some water sprinkler fun for that added fun. And just to sweeten the deal; you can also enter the Dangerous Creatures exhibit situated within uShaka Village Walk that houses a range of potentially beautiful and dangerous animals, as well as some handsome amphibians and be sure to look out for Freddy our green Iguana, the exhibits popular ambassador. All of the above for just R99 on the weekend for either March 9th or 10th, 2019 - you not only save, but also get to enjoy a jam-packed day enjoying yourself by partaking in a variety of diverse attractions you may not have yet had the opportunity to experience and leaving you never feeling bored. So, take the leap and head for Durban’s favourite seaside playground. For more information, call 031-328 8000 or book your tickets through uShaka ticketing via www.tickets.ushakamarineworld.co.za . T’s and C’s apply. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Setting the benchmark in décor, design and lifestyle exhibitions, Decorex Durban – running at Durban Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 March 2019 – will once again provide the trade industry with inspirational products and design offerings that speak to the local market - with a trade-focused day on Friday, 22 March 2019. “The exhibitors at Decorex Durban have really embraced this year’s theme, ‘Designing for Africa - feels like home’ and will be demonstrating the immense impact the continent, and our local role players, are having on the décor and design industry,” explained Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions. “Visitors will be exposed to a really innovative range of products that are designed to work well within the local market, with a strong focus on local manufacture and locally-sourced materials.” Here are the top 5 reasons trade delegates should visit Decorex Durban: 1. Connect with industry leaders It’s anticipated that more than 21 000 visitors will walk through the doors of the Durban Convention Centre over the 4-day exhibition – approximately a quarter of whom are trade visitors with 37% of these attendees holding sole purchasing power. Among the attendees will be leading designers, entrepreneurs, retailers, industry innovators and key decision makers all ready to engage directly with trade professionals. This is a unique platform for productive networking that serves to create long-term business opportunities. 2. Source quality products Across 9 000sqm of gross exhibition space, Decorex Durban 2019 will welcome more than 200+ exhibitors showcasing an expansive new range of lifestyle products and services suited to the architecture, design, furniture, property and retail industries. Because Decorex Durban prioritises quality when it comes to its exhibitions, some 50% of the visitors are known to attend solely as a way to identify and source new products. 3. Take in key features As a leader in décor, design and . . .
WHY SEARCH ENGINE MARKETING Search engine marketing is one of the most important forms of marketing to promote your business online. Its involves ranking your website on Page 1 of Google for keywords that potential clients would use to find your products and services. It reaches an audience that are already interested in your business and is one of the most effective means of obtaining clients. TWO TYPES OF SEARCH ENGINE MARKETING: 1. SEO 2. GOOGLE ADWORDS SEO Search Engine Optimization (SEO) refers to ranking your website high on the search engines organically. The process takes time to work and involves smart backlinking techniques. You will required to pay a Set Monthly Fee to enrol in SEO and ranking well on the search engines can take anywhere between 3-12 months. Once you have gained Top Spots on Google naturally, you will enjoy a great amount of targeted traffic which will help you increase your clients and grow your business. GOOGLE ADWORDS Google Adword is similar to SEO, but works on a Pay-Per-Click (PPC) basis. The process is quick to rank high on Google, but every time a person clicks on your advert, you will pay a specific amount for that click. The amount is dependant on the competition. The higher the competition, the higher people are bidding for those keywords, the more you will pay to rank well for those keywords on Google. WHY YOU SHOULD USE BOTH FORMS OF MARKETING It's important to use both SEO and Google Adwords to market your business online. SEO will be highly beneficial in the long-term, while Google Adwords will be benefit your business immediately. If you have a limited budget, its important to use Google Adwords only. Remember, SEO can take up to one year before you start receiving inquiries. Google Adwords delivers instant traffic which could result in instant sales and business. Pros and Cons of SEO SEO PROS - Once you ranked high organically on Google, you will receive hundreds, if not thousands of people . . .
Adding another layer to this year’s ‘Designing for Africa – feels like home’ theme, Decorex SA will be partnering with proudly South African paint manufacturer, Olympic Paints®, for all three of its 2019 exhibitions – Decorex Durban, Decorex Cape Town and Decorex Joburg. “We are so thrilled to welcome Olympic Paints® as the exclusive paint partner for Decorex SA this year,” said Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions. “As a South African-based organisation, Olympic Paints® has real insight into the décor trends and preferences of the local market and will be able to tap into this year’s Afrocentric theme.” The experienced team from Olympic Paints® has worked in conjunction with the creatives at Decorex SA to formulate the Premium Platinum Plus Lux Range – a unique colour palette exclusive to Decorex. Sanjay Parag of Olympic Paints® said that, by combining expertise and experience, the team has created a fresh and exciting premium colour pallete that will enhance any modern design. This exclusive Decorex SA colour palette, in collaboration with Olympic Paints®, will be showcased throughout the 2019 Decorex SA exhibition programme. “We are excited to be partnering with an award-winning brand like Decorex,” said Parag. “This is a trusted brand that will complement our proudly South African heritage. We believe that the two brands teaming up will add value to the exhibition and provide new ideas for designers and decorators alike.” Anita Bloom, Creative Director at Decorex SA, said: “It has been such an enlightening experience, working with leading paint experts to formulate a colour palette exclusively for these three shows. We considered the emerging trends in décor and design to cultivate something that will elevate the Decorex brand alongside Olympic Paints® premium colour range. It’s going to be truly eye-catching.” The Premium Platinum Plus Lux Range will include the ‘Suburban Bliss’ palette consisting of Mushroom Haze, Emerald . . .
Hop aboard the Ocean Express, uShaka Marine World’s newest attraction – a mini train that comes with all the romance and enchantment of a bright and fun miniature railroad. Through the years, trains have fascinated both young and old – from the giant steam engines of yesteryear to the cutest miniature railroads which have been highlights at tourist attractions around the globe. uShaka Marine World has bought its own ticket to the quaint miniature railroad movement with the Ocean Express, a state of the art electrical train that leaves from its station outside Nando’s and completes a set circuit within Village Walk. Brightly coloured, this cute little train is fitted with all the mod cons – flexible steering to handle any tight turns, a one-meter design width that’s suitable for narrow paths as well as a large electric battery which will keep it on track for a full day. For just R20, you can board the fun mini Ocean Express for a fun filled ride complete with onboard music. Wave to your fellow uShaka visitors en route or do a touch of window shopping as you chug on by. You can also take fun photos beside the Ocean Express, to make family memories or brighten up your social media pages. To find out more about the Ocean Express contact 0313288000. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Durban North [10h Feb 2019] - Showtime Events? Presents “Love is in the Air” on 13th, 14th & 15th February for its guests. Are you looking to celebrate this Valentine in a special and memorable way? You should look no further because Showtime Events? Presents “Love is in the Air” on 13th, 14th & 15th February. This time, they are encouraging people to come forward and enjoy their days in a more fun manner, yes, - this time Performing Waiters in Love Is In The Air This Valentine's. As well know that Valentine's Day is a day spent showering your loved one in kisses, love, blessings as well as affection, but trust Showtime's Performing Waitrons in order to make your special day, even that much more special, memorable as well as unforgettable. All you need to do is to join the Showtime Family of comedians, singers as well as musicians for a romantic, fun-filled, night. Guests can enjoy and have more fun when they receive good-food, great-company, lots of laughing & dancing and a wide range of voices like you have never heard before! You can adore your special person or book a table for a group and enjoy a romantic evening filled with fun, and If you love dancing, then you will love and appreciate this amazing and dazzling event, as they welcome all guest to join artist on the dance-floor whenever they want & if they want! Each event they host is unique, and for this event they are excited to not only have an incredible line up of over 10 local artists who have performed on stages like, Idols SA, SA's Got Talent, International Theatres & Local Theatres, but to also have thought of a lot of the smaller details that we feel event organisers often forget. You will be surprised to know that, you can enjoy starters like – • Tuna Sashimi Roses With Pickled Ginger And A Sexy Sesame Soya Sauce • Beef Carpaccio Teased With Capers & Seduced With Olive Oil • Erected Mozzarella Caprese Salad Stack With Our Succulent Balsamic Glaze . . .
African Skin is an online gallery of South African people aimed at providing the field of dermatology with photographs for study and promotional purposes. The website features several stock photographs of native African people that can be used for the sales and marketing of dermatology products along with education and training. Recognising the pressing need for stock photos of true South Africans in the field of dermatology, the website was created by two keen photographers Prof. Ncoza Dlova and Gizelle Regel. Photo Categories Available on African Skin: The photos on the website are broadly classified into two categories so that they can be found easily: 1. Dermatology – Dermatology deals with the ailments of the skin, hair and nails. When monitoring the patients or teaching students about the various conditions, the use of photographs is necessary. As there are hundreds of skin disorders, it is not easy to visually imagine them. Photographs help in better identifying and understanding various conditions. African Skin features many first-hand photographs of dermatological conditions of real African skin for educational and promotional purposes. 2. Lifestyle – When promoting dermatology products, it is essential to use tailored photos. African Skin features a great collection of photos with various ages, ethnicities and sexes allowing you to find a suitable photo for your purpose. Focusing on skin, hair and nails, the images are suitable for the promotion of dermatological products. You can find pictures of babies, children, men and women, couples, moms, babies and people washing faces etc. on the website. Subscription Plans Offered by African Skin: African Skin offers four distinct subscription plans to its users for accessing, downloading and utilising their pictures. The plans are: • Small Access – The small access plan allows you to download any 5 small images, available for a period of 30 days. This plan is priced at R450. • Medium Access . . .