Presented by Durban Tourism and Ukhozi FM, this year’s Shisanyama Festival will run over two days at the trendy Eyadini Lounge, uMlazi, starting Saturday September 1 and running to Sunday September 2. Fans are invited to eat from Durban’s top five shisanyama venues as voted for in the Shisanyama Awards: Seaman’s Corner, Unique Lounge, Sbu’s Lounge, The Joint Beach & Jazz Cafe, and Café Skyzer. And party to the latest celebrity tracks by Unathi, AKA, Babes Wudomo and many more to be announced. This two-day party is a showcase of township celebrity culture at its very best, and includes a White Star Cook-Off on Saturday September 1. The competition will run a blind tasting by celebrity judges Jackie Cameron who has made appearances on MasterChefSA and Top Billing, alongside Nardia Adams, Sean Webber and Nkululeko Mlotshwa. A Mega Glam Cam will give visitors the chance to snap their outfit on a 360-degree rotating platform and camera. And Sunday will see the winners from the Shisanyama Awards announced live on stage. The event promises to wow visitors with a psychotropical experience, and on both nights will award the best-dressed male and female visitor. Nationally acclaimed and recently cited as one of the top 12 food festivals in the country, the Shisanyama Festival is an annual event not to be missed. Tickets can be bought via Computicket at Shoprite and Checkers nationwide, online or on the door on the day. R150 general and R300 VIP (limited). Follow announcements on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @shisanyamafestival For more information, visit shisanyamafestival.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Body and Mind is glad to announce the Body and Mind Celebration ! What to expect: As you walk onto the property you will be surrounded by 3 magical food stalls (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available). There will be a table specifically for kids (teaching them how to pot a plant, face painting, playing games etc.) Inside the hall you will find a wide variety of tables selling crystals, yoga equipment, therapists offering treatments (like Reiki, astrology, energy healing, body balance activation, psychic readings, massages etc.), the famous hand printed mehndi, Hindu canvases, Buddha’s and all varieties of ornaments, handmade drums, salt lamps, tie dye clothing, and much, much more. In the middle of the hall there will be a cirle. In this circle there will be a range of demonstrations. These demonstrations include: Belly Dancing, Martial Arts, Karate, NIA dancing, Jiu Jitsu etc. Body and Mind is hosting this Festival to enable people to come together and celebrate health and wellbeing and to educate the public of the wide range of Alternative therapies our beautiful province has to offer. Body and Mind Celebration Festival 25th November 2018 DLI Hall, 5 DLI Avenue, Berea, Durban *** Doors open to the public from 09H00am until 16H00pm *** R25 entrance fee, Children under 12 years FREE CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Newly released data ranks the most in demand domestic and international flight routes which originated at several ACSA Airports including: O.R. Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport, King Shaka International Airport and more. The rankings are based on an analysis of more than 800 000 individual trips booked on Travelstart.co.za since the start of 2017. Top 5 International Destinations 2018 Harare (Zimbabwe) London (UK) Windhoek (Namibia) Mauritius New York City (U.S.A.) For the first time, Harare tops the list of most popular international destinations for flights originating in South Africa in 2018. While the top spots were always held by London (2014 and 2017) and Windhoek (2015 and 2016), Harare’s breakout growth this year may be a result of the changing political climate in Zimbabwe. London remains an important tourism and business air route for South Africans and has seen increased capacity with British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and SAA offering direct flights between Heathrow Airport and South Africa. From October 2018, BA will launch direct flights between Durban and London marking the first time three of South Africa’s largest airports are served with non-stop connections to Heathrow at the same time. Despite being a long-haul destination (16 hours one way from Johannesburg), New York City has become a top five contender for the first time in 2018 moving past Dubai which is operated by Emirates direct from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban daily. Top 5 Domestic Destinations 2018 Cape Town Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo Airport) Durban Johannesburg (Lanseria Airport) Port Elizabeth Since 2014, there has been little movement in the domestic category with Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban maintaining their first, second and third place rankings respectively for the past 4 years. In 2017, George Airport (GRJ) exited the top 10 domestic destinations list after appearing consecutively in 2015 . . .
Simply Panache, in Granada Square, has just turned one and as a birthday gift to all, has decided to celebrate for the entire month of August! So come and take advantage of their amazing special offers and giveaways. Whether a new client or an existing one, pamper yourself with treatments to the value of R500 or more and your name will be entered into a lucky draw to win one of two exciting hampers filled with decadent foods, Wella and Moroccan Oil hair treatment products, and more. The celebration doesn’t stop there… Buy a Wella or Moroccan Oil product and you also qualify to pop a balloon and stand a chance to win a prize. The cherry on the birthday cake… Purchase any two Moroccan Oil products and you get to take home a beach bag, travel sized styling aid/mask, as well as an oil treatment. There are so many prizes to win, book your appointment today on 031-536 2080 and be sure not to miss out! CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
14 AUGUST, 2018. Johannesburg, South Africa – MNCapital Africa Advisors (MNCAA) Managing Partner Mansur Nuruddin has authored a new book entitled: “Get Money: A Practical Guide to Capital Raising for African Companies and Entrepreneurs”. This book codifies the author’s last seven years on the front-lines in Africa assisting African companies and entrepreneurs in raising capital. As the Managing Partner of MNCapital Africa Advisors (MNCAA), the author has helped African companies and entrepreneurs raise hundreds of millions of dollars. From a hydro-power plant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to a leasing company in South Africa to a dairy processing plant in Zimbabwe to relatively large banks in Nigeria and Ghana, MNCAA has assisted a wide-array of companies in a multitude of industries raise capital in some of the most difficult jurisdictions on the African Continent. Based on this experience, this guide (1) outlines the types of financing available to African entrepreneurs and explains where and when these types of capital may be accessible, (2) outlines the process for raising capital – including a discussion of the documentation required and suggestions for drafting this documentation and (3) provides a brief discussion on Term Sheets (including a sample Term Sheet) and some advice on negotiating Term Sheets. This guide also lists six tips to assist African entrepreneurs in the capital raising process. This guide ends with a case study of a successful capital raise, which reinforces the importance of and demonstrates many of the tips listed herein. Finally, the Appendices include several on-going funding briefs outlining funding available from funding sources with which MNCAA works. Purchase Options: Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1720902313?ref_=pe_870760_150889320 Kindle Version. MNCapital Africa Advisors (MNCAA) is an African focused financial advisory firm offering corporate advisory, capital raising and market entry services. . . .
Bulldozing through stereotypes and breaking down gender barriers, two young South Coast women are proving there’s nothing they can’t do. Amandawe residents, Londiwe Buthelezi and Nonhlanhla Hlongwa, have just completed the Renishaw Hills-funded Construction Education & Training Authority (CETA) learnership programmes in Building and Civils Construction. Renishaw Hills is a mature lifestyle development near Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. Phillip Barker, managing director of Renishaw Property Developments, said a priority of Renishaw Hills’ development has been engaging with the local KwaCele community and finding ways to empower the residents through the development. “The CETA training programme, which was initiated in June last year, forms part of that commitment,” said Barker. “We ensured that 13 of the 25 available positions were filled by women and this has proved to be an incredibly rewarding experience for everyone involved.” Londiwe and Nonhlanhla, both 21 years, successfully completed the year-long programme which involved five months of theory, followed by seven months of practical training in bricklaying, plastering, paving and carpentry (among others), all performed at Renishaw Hills. Following a stringent assessment of their knowledge and skills, the two will now be awarded with the National Certificate: Building & Civils Construction, NQF Level 3. “Since high school I have wanted to get into the construction industry,” said Londiwe. “When I saw the notice for the programme, I applied, and was so happy and excited when I was selected from such a large group.” More than 100 unemployed residents from the KwaCele Traditional Council applied for the 25 sought-after posts: “I wanted a career in something that was different and challenging,” she continued. “I want to get some experience and then start my own company.” The ambitious candidate admitted there were some quizzical looks from men when the women arrived onsite: . . .
When asked what my motivation is for participating in extreme desert running events since 2010, my answer is two-fold. Yes, there is the personal challenge and satisfaction of completing these races. But the main reason for my participation is to raise money, support and awareness for NGOs and social causes at the forefront of addressing Africa’s development challenges. I have been involved with various African and international NGOs and development organisations for the past 25 years, both professionally and through my desert running efforts, and it is therefore not too difficult to find the correlation between the challenges associated with making the world a better place, and completing a multi-stage desert foot race in some of the harshest environments on the planet. My next desert race is the six-day, 250km Fire and Ice Ultra from 27 August - 1 September 2018 in Iceland. This will be my tenth international desert race, and if successful, I will become the first African, and one of only a small group of people, to complete a multi-stage desert race on all seven continents. Beyond achieving a special running milestone, the period before and during the race is also another opportunity to do something special in support of African NGOs making a difference in society. I am dedicating my participation in the Fire and Ice Ultra to the African NGO sector in general. It is an opportunity to celebrate NGOs’ unique contributions across the continent, generate support and awareness for their work, and reflect on the state of the sector. During the final 50 days leading up to the race (9 July - 27 August 2018), I’m implementing the #NGOs4Africa Campaign which consists of the following components: Publishing profiles of 50 African NGOs that I have admired, supported or worked with over the years; Publishing 15 guest articles by NGO leaders and experts about critical challenges and opportunities facing NGOs in Africa; Publishing 10 articles about . . .
Charlotte, NC, Aug 15, 2018 -- Craig Richardville published an article in the Information Technology Academy Journal, Published monthly by Healthcare Business Insights- discussing voice- based patient engagement. Carolinas Healthcare System (now called Atrium) began studying Amazon's business and how they are productive and successful, and examining ways CHS can increase their results. As part of this study, opportunities to better engage and interact with patients as consumers was also studied. This focus let to studying Amazon Alexa's use of voice communication. "As we were transitioning healthcare into consumerism and becoming more of a digital vertical, part of what we were looking at were opportunities where we could differentiate ourselves from other," Craig Richardville explained. "When voice started to become accessible, the next logical step was to look at how we can move voice into the workflow or the offerings that we have for our consumers and our teammates. Being the market leader, we looked to see how we could utilize Alexa to assist our consumers with very minimal disruption. Our goal is to make our services extremely easy." CHS wanted to start utilizing Amazon Alexa by transferring over the voice functionalities. After a patient enables the "Carolinas Healthcare" app on their Amazon Alexa, they can vocally ask the device for information about the nearest urgent care and hospital locations, as well as the approximate wait times for those locations. Next steps include migrating the Amazon Alexa functionalities over to the Google Home Platform. "We are also considering ways a patient can use the voice functionality to reserve a spot at urgent care, read a doctor's note, or pay a bill," Says Craig Richardville. Richardville encourages other organizations to think ahead and use artificial intelligence to help improve patient care. For more information, go to Healthcare Business Insights Magazine and also . . .
It’s time to shake off the winter chill and start afresh with the first-ever Subz Spring Fling High Tea fundraiser for Project Dignity, taking place at Kloof Country Club on Wednesday, 5 September. “This is going to be a fun and glamorous morning as a celebration of Women’s Month while raising funds for packs of Subz Pants and Pads. The distribution of these reusable pads through Project Dignity will empower South African schoolgirls, freeing them from the economic burden of buying sanitary pads monthly, or missing school because they can’t afford them,” explained Sue Barnes, founder of Subz Pants and Pads. Barnes established Subz Pants and Pads as an economically and environmentally preferable option to disposable sanitary pads. She was prompted to research reusable sanitary pads when she learnt that the education of thousands of South African schoolgirls was interrupted monthly because of a lack of access to sanitary wear. Project Dignity was launched as an NPO extension of the company, raising funds for the donations of Subz packs to disadvantaged schoolgirls across the country. The Subz Spring Fling High Tea will be the first Subz-hosted fundraising initiative for the NPO. “We are very excited to be welcoming marine conservation expert, and a true icon for female empowerment, Pam le Noury, as guest speaker for this fundraising event,” continued Barnes. “She is committed to educating people about the importance of sustainability, which aligns with the Subz ethos, and is keen to be involved in our ongoing effort to promote dignity for all young women.” Marine scientist, PADI dive instructor, zodiac skipper, sailor and committed ocean conservationist, Pam Le Noury, will enthral guests at the High Tea with her talk entitled ‘Ocean Conservation’. “I’m excited to have this opportunity to work with Subz and create more awareness about the importance of sustainable options. The work Subz is doing really resonates with me – they’re directly addressing the . . .
Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies brings their innovations to a town close to you. South Africa’s leading dental consumables and equipment supplier, Dentsply Sirona, is proud to bring dental innovations that you can rely on into the practices of Middleburg, Ermelo and Piet Retief. This is in line with their brand promise of empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer and faster dental care. The company is well-known for enabling dentists across the country to deliver the best possible dental care to their patients, as well as providing top line dental equipment such as top of the line CAD/CAMs, CBCTs and Treatment Centres ( Made In Germany). They also ensure that dental practitioners have access to world-class Endodontics, Restorative and Preventative materials. The company will be showcasing the ground breaking CEREC technology and will host a master class to educate practitioners on how to use it, as well as introducing WaveOne ©Gold family, another leading dental care system providing a single-file reciprocating technique for shaping root canals. On the back of this, Dentsply Sirona will also introduce its new direct sales platform, which will provide dentists with the opportunity to maximise on the spend of their practice by tailoring personalised product offers and bundles and unlock rewards. The Dentsply Sirona Regional Team, led by Berenice Muller and the local Dentsply Sirona representatives will also be present to introduce and provide assistance on using the company’s new sales platform. Dentsply Sirona is committed to innovation and education, and to investing in the local dentistry field by growing the industry and making both dentists and patients aware of the benefits of good oral hygiene. The Dentsply Sirona team will be at the Southern Sun The Ridge on Monday 13 August 2018, the Izimbali Lodge on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 and Welgekozen Country Lodge on . . .