Tetra Pak’s annual Milk for Change campaign to raise awareness of the nutritional benefits of long life milk and donate portions of long life milk to children in underprivileged communities in partnership with non-profit Feed SA has already exceeded expectations as the campaign heads into its final 10 days. Milk for Change has already reached an audience of 5,66 million South Africans and delivered 140 000 servings as the push via the SMS line (“Milk for Change” to 40380) and i-Pay (via milkforchange.co.za) reaches its climax. “We raised 35 000 litres of long life milk,” says Liesl Gruber, marketing director at Tetra Pak South Africa. “And this campaign has already shown me that South Africans are a can-do nation. While the world and our own country are beset by technology-driven business disruption and economic uncertainty, ordinary people are getting on with looking after one another where it matters. We’re proud to be playing a role in making a better future a reality for all South Africans, starting with the children.” Milk for Change announced its intermediate success at an event in Alexandra to hand over collected milk to Feed SA on August 8, 2017. Genevieve Nathan, director of FEED SA, says: “As a non-profit, we cannot survive without the help of communities and corporates that help us get the tens of thousands of rands per month we need to give our kids the most important meal of the day – breakfast. We know that children cannot achieve their full academic potential, the key to their future success, without a nutritional, balanced breakfast, the most important meal of the day, which is why #MilkForChange resonates so strongly with our own vision. It is not easy growing up in Alexandra or being one of the nine million South Africans who don’t get the food they need each day, but with the long life milk from the #MilkForChange campaign we can make sure it’s not quite so hard.” Tetra Pak South Africa MD, John Strömblad, says: “Milk for Change is . . .
4th annual Vaal Whiskey Festival at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal adds Gin sideshow to the mix BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal will be hosting the 4th annual Vaal Whiskey Festival, but this year with a twist, adding Gin to the mix. The event will take place on Saturday, 28 October, and will see connoisseurs and the curious pouring in to enjoy a variety of premium whiskey brands and a selection of superb Gin varietals being showcased at the hotel. What : VAAL WHISKEY FESTIVAL & VAAL GIN FESTIVAL When : Saturday, 28 October from 17H30 – 21H30 Where : BON HOTEL RIVIERA ON VAAL, Mario Milani Road, Vereeniging Local events organiser, Melody Barber has partnered with Mercedes Benz and Model Bottle Store to bring you the finest quality whiskey brands and gin varietals offering something for everyone. SHOW TICKETS : R250 person (includes presentation, 20 whiskey or gin tasting tickets and glass, snacks and entertainment) ? VIP TICKETS : R500 per person (boat cruise**, presentation, 20 whiskey or gin tasting tickets and glass, snacks, entertainment and buffet dinner). If you are driving from afar, or don’t feel up to the drive home, then why not take advantage of the overnight specials at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal - book before 31 August and get R100 off your accommodation. SHOW & STAY R1 050 per room, single and R1 250 per room, sharing (including breakfast) Accommodation for two plus tickets = R1 750 Accommodation for two plus 2 VIP tickets = R2 250 A limited number of tickets are available – so book NOW! BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal : firstname.lastname@example.org / 016 420 1300 Model Bottle Store : email@example.com / 016 363 1128 Quicket : www.quicket.co.za ** Boat cruises for VIP guests will take place from 15h00 – 16h00 and 16h00 – 17h00 Visit www.vaalwhiskyfestival.co.za or www.vaalginfestival.co.za for more information. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng -- 07/26/2017 -- Great news for companies on the look-out for high performance workplace speakers and facilitators, who can inspire and transform their employees, team working, trust and organisational effectiveness and performance...sustainably! Tony Dovale’s Revolutionary Workplace High-Performance GO Mindsets business talks are different from other speakers, because he brings about a transformation in the consciousness AND mindsets of his audience, that help participant activate and perform to more of their potential. Tony Dovale, the founder and CEO of Life Masters: a Human Element Optimisation and Workplace Performance and Engagement Improvement company, points out that he is very different from other Business speakers because of his new MIND-GROW-TAINMENT talks and action learning team building TEAM-FLOW-GROW experiences, that bring about powerful shifts in the mindset and self-awareness of his audiences. Says Tony Dovale, "Times are getting tougher, so we need tougher top performance people…that's why our new Consciously Constructive Revolutionary Workplace creates exponential impacts and brings about incredible results, that not only support people, teams, and leadership but also positively impacts organisational culture and profits as well. Unlike the short-lived impacts of motivational style speakers, the impact of Tony's business talks creates in the heads and the hearts of listeners, have potent positive and long lasting impacts on multiple levels. The Consciously Constructive Revolutionary Workplace CLEARx High Performance approach His holistic high-performance framework under the Revolutionary Workplace System is called CLEARx. Tony is uniquely positioned, ahead of other motivational speakers, because his CLEARx high-performance Framework creates exponential results for people, planet and profits. Through his #FutureFit Mindset approach, he activates growth, resilience and courageous mindsets in his . . .
The seemingly contrasting notion of ‘lavish simplicity’ has intricately woven its way into South Africa’s décor and design trends set to be expertly displayed by renowned designers, Jean Bax de Keating and Bernard Burger at this year’s Decorex Designer Spotlight feature. Taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre, Decorex Joburg – co-sponsored by Plascon and Caesarstone – will run from 9 to 13 August featuring a line-up of Africa’s premier décor, design and lifestyle products and industry experts. Baxburg has been a part of the Decorex programme for more than a decade, always bringing a fresh wave of inspired interior and exterior décor creations. “This year we’re working on a dream bedroom which will be featuring exclusive, high-end furniture as well as some really stunning pre-launch products, all stepping down into a zen courtyard,” explained Jean. “Decorex is always an incredible exhibition, offering participants wide exposure to new markets while bringing new products and trends to a greater audience.” The Sandton-based design studio, has been at the forefront of the interior-exterior living space, taking full advantage of the country’s inviting climate that encourages a more outdoors’ lifestyle. Drawing on a combined 40 years of experience in both interior and landscape design, Jean and Bernard have pioneered the country’s first fully integrated interior-landscape design service for the residential market, and they will be bringing their unique insights to this year’s Decorex. “We are constantly searching for innovative ways to expand living spaces from inside to outside,” said Jean. “For this year’s feature, we will harness our extensive experience designing estates and homes of South Africa’s elite, bringing high-end custom design and finishes to new levels.” In line with this year’s Urban Jungle trend which incorporates the natural element into the home, these designers believe the revitalising energy of nature should not be separated from . . .
To slash your office call costs immediately and drastically, simply switch to VOIP connectivity. It is easy and quick to switch to this widely used, reliable and proven method of telecommunications that delivers reliability, quality, freedom from the copper network and significantly reduced costs. What is VOIP? "Essentially, VoIP (voice over IP) is an Internet phone," explains Anthony Kinnear, Sales Director of Business System Analyst at Formula1 Technologies. "Instead of your voice being transmitted via the old circuit-switched landline copper networks, it is transmitted via the Internet. For this reason, it is also known as 'Internet calling'." "Just like a landline, a VOIP system will allow your office staff to phone anywhere, anytime. You could, therefore, also call it a 'virtual' landline," says Kinnear. "However, unlike a landline, it will cost you much less, because VOIP calls do not attract copper network telephone charges, no matter where you phone to." How much cost-savings will a VOIP system deliver? Switching to VOIP will deliver huge savings on all your calls. If you phone a landline number from your VOIP system, you will enjoy a 59% saving on current Telkom rates. The cost of calls to cell phone numbers will immediately be reduced by 48%, and the cost of phoning another VOIP number is slashed by 74% savings. To make phone calls to other branches or remote offices on your company's VOIP network is free. This means your company can make unlimited "internal phone calls", regardless of whether the extensions are at branches or remote offices in South Africa or anywhere in the world. A simplistic example will illustrate the possible Rand savings. Let's say a company makes 500 Telkom to Telkom calls per month and each call lasts on average 5 minutes. The cost of these calls from a Telkom landline would amount to R2,125 per month (500 calls x 5 minutes x .85c per minute Telkom rate). However, if these calls were made from using a VOIP . . .
There is something unprecedented and unmissable that is going to happen soon. It's a battle between brands. More specifically the cycling stores of Johannesburg. Competition in the retail space is common practice but for the first time, these shops are physically going head to head on a race track. The KRUNK Race track to be held on the 12th August at Benmore Gardens in Sandton. Proceedings to kick off at 3:30pm KRUNK Racing is a relatively new format which emerged in 2016. This wild and unpredictable format involves closing down an underground parking lot and pitting teams of cyclists against each other. Two teams of 3-4 racers race at a time. In the beginning each rider collects points for their team based on their finishing position. Points are tallied from the heats on a retro chalkboard and the teams with the top points head into the knockouts. Racing is intense and although the total distance of each race is no more than 500m the racers are maxed out sprinting from corner to corner. Added to this are wild cards which every now and then changes the rules of the game. It is not uncommon for 1st and last place to be separated by 1 second. KRUNK Civil War takes the KRUNK format and dumps a whole lot of crazy into the mix. Jozi bike shops will wager their reputations and prize bounty to prove that they are the fastest bike shop in the city. The bounty consists of products and vouchers from their stock sheet which will be handed over to the spectators if/when they get knocked out of the race. Only one team will walk away with their pride and bounty intact. Spectators can expect to witness cycle racing like never before. Unlike any other format a spectator will see the entire track from wherever they stand allowing them to keep a close eye on the 3.5 minute race. More information on the format and pictures of previous races visit www.krunkrace.co.za FB:TW:IG:YT - @KRUNKRACE CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Multi-award winning songstress, Amanda Black, along with an all-female line-up of star-studded entertainers is set to commemorate the essence of being a South African woman this Women’s month at the Ekurhuleni Comes Alive Jazz Evening on Friday, 11 August at The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg. In partnership with the City of Ekurhuleni, the Mail & Guardian, the Sowetan and SAfm, the line-up will feature five proudly South African performers – each having overcome challenges in making a name for themselves in the entertainment industry. Leading the evening’s festivities with her Afro-Soul sounds is Eastern Cape songstress Amanda Black who first appeared on the music scene as a contestant on Idols Season 11 in 2015. Having dropped out of the competition during the top 16 selection, Black continued to reach for her dream and, the following year, she released her debut album, “Amazulu”, which went Platinum within six weeks. Supporting Black is Afro-Jazz songstress, Naima Kay, who began her music career by auditioning for the Durban Jazz Festival. In 2014, Kay affirmed what she had to offer SA’s music industry when she was selected Best Newcomer in the SAMA Awards. Each month, the Ekurhuleni Comes Alive Jazz Evening invites a budding muso to open for their iconic line-up to highlight young, upcoming talent. Kick-starting this month’s evening is songstress Palesa Phalane who adds her own “new age” twist to the traditional Afro-Jazz genre. Resident MC and motivational speaker, Hector Motivator, will be introducing the order of the evening with his usual vibrant flair, as he is joined by two side-splitting comedians. Returning to the Birchwood stage is Noko Moswete who made her mark on the comic scene when she was voted by peers in the industry as one of SA’s top five new comedians. Also set to amuse the audience is the inspirational Khanyisa Bunu who made comedic history by becoming the first woman to receive the Audience . . .
Smoking is a global phenomenon that’s not going away anytime soon, no matter how pervasive the bans in South Africa become. Since the turn of the century, global cigarette volume sales have increased by about 8%. Cigarette butts continue to be the most commonly littered item in the Country and around the world today. They are one of the top 10 pollutants on our beaches entering the marine environment. Cigarettes contain toxins that, when littered, leak into the surrounding environment. It only takes a single cigarette butt to contaminate a liter of water. Animals can also mistake littered butts for food. A local Company called Verda Waste has established partnerships with Local and International Waste Management Companies to address the problem. Cigarette Waste is collected, shredded and separated. The plastic (such as the cigarette filters) undergo palletization and extrusion and molded into various industrial products, such as shipping pallets, railway sleepers, bricks, ashtrays and any remaining tobacco is recycled as compost. Not only is this good for the environment, but a huge job creation boost in our economy. Verda Waste is in the process of stringent selection and training of 10 suppliers in Gauteng who will be allocated territories to collect and sell cigarette waste to the company. www.verdawaste.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Nine primary school youngsters from a Montecasino-supported athletics club for children in Diepsloot joined 183 staff members on the renowned 702 Walk the Talk on 23 July. The Tsogo Sun Athletics Club has been sponsored by Montecasino since it started in 2013 at Akani primary school and aftercare as an initiative that is gender and age inclusive, fun and motivational. About 33 children join in the Athletics Club activities for several hours every week. Xolani Ntsatha, Coach at the school and manager of the Tsogo Sun Athletics Club, says the opportunity to join the Montecasino team on the 702 Walk the Talk was very exciting for the selected youngsters and two trainers. He applauds the support that the precinct gives the club which he says helps to keep youngsters off the streets while providing a platform to participate in athletics activities and fun runs. “Montecasino makes my job much easier with their support. Diepsloot is a dangerous place and it’s wonderful to be able to offer a safe environment for children to get fit and learn good values that will help them in life.” At the Walk the Talk, Montecasino introduced a ‘buddy system’ to connect the young club members with staff members who are passionate about physical fitness and who could mentor the children on the walk, as well as in ongoing initiatives. Richard Banda, age 12, and Isaiah Mabuza, age 11, both in Grade 6, have been with the club for three years. They love it, especially the participation with other people. Both thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the 702 walk with so many thousands of people, but most particularly, with the Montecasino staff who were in the buddy system and walked, and occasionally ran, with them. All the children were thrilled with their shiny new medals for completing the walk. Says Mike Page, newly appointed GM of Montecasino, “The Tsogo Sun Athletics Club fills a real need for physical and mental fitness among disadvantaged children in Diepsloot, while also . . .
Mandisa Shiceka is a secondary school in Kagiso on the West Rand that has transformed itself into a leading township school in Gauteng with a 98.14% matric pass rate in 2016 from about 78% in 2011. The principal gives significant credit to the Columba Leadership programme (https://www.tsogosun.com/citizenship/community/learning/columba-leadership) that Tsogo Sun’s Silverstar casino (https://www.tsogosun.com/silverstar-casino) has sponsored since 2012, together with wholehearted commitment from participating educators and learners to positive change in the school. The school has 1 850 learners from grades 8 to 12 and 63 educators. Dr VK Joseph is the principal – and he’s proud of the school’s steadily improving results. “We’re not just getting an excellent matric pass rate, we’re also getting high quality passes, with many matriculants achieving university exemption.” He recalls how it started: “When Columba first came and presented their programme, I was impressed with their vision and values, which are closely aligned to this school’s. It made sense to embrace the programme and give our learners and educators the opportunity to benefit from it.” Columba’s vision is “to instil a sense of grit, purpose, determination and 21st century workplace skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, resilience, self-awareness, and leadership, into young leaders through a peer-on-peer leadership model, with the goal of seeing them become self-motivated, work-ready and highly employable.” The Columba core values are awareness, focus, creativity, integrity, perseverance, and service. Shanda Paine, Tsogo Sun’s Group CSI Manager, says the Columba programme is an ideal fit for Tsogo Sun’s CSI focus on educational development and preparing disadvantaged young people for the working environment. “Gaining a strong foothold in the employed or entrepreneurial sectors is crucial to the future success of our young people. With its unique peer-driven programme, . . .