Recovery Direct is one of the most exclusive psychological and addiction treatment centres in South Africa. Nestling in a quiet Constantia road, flanked by rolling vineyards, ancient oaks and the breath-taking grandeur of the Constantiaberg mountains, the centre offers a perfect and tranquil environment for recovery. Stunning multi-functional suites, each decked out in Victorian colonial style with en-suite bathrooms, balconies and panoramic views, offer outstanding accommodation for guests who want an upmarket and comfortable rehab experience. Recovery Direct was founded by Vaughan Pankhurst, who recognised the need for a novel approach to addiction treatment after he had successfully completed his own nine-year own journey into long-term recovery. Vaughan realised early on that trauma lies at the heart of addiction, and his centre is unique in that it consciously addresses the underlying traumatic issues on which addiction feeds. As such, it challenges the stigmas surrounding addiction and substance use by focusing its treatment approach around the belief that the effects of trauma lead people to become addicts. This approach contrasts with other rehabilitation centres in that Recovery Direct does not follow a 12-step programme in its treatment methodology. This non-punitive approach is intentional – it enables the centre and its healthcare workers to focus on resolving clients ‘problems by addressing the trauma and pain that drove them to addiction. It also carefully dismantles the destructive forces driving their addictions. Patients are required to see their counsellors every day, as opposed to once or twice a week. This regularity fast-tracks the healing process and enables recovery goals to be achieved sooner. The centre is eco-friendly and environmentally conscious – electricity is produced by energy-efficient solar panels, and water is provided by a natural spring. The exclusive rehab treats a wide spectrum of conditions, from alcoholism, . . .
KWAZULU-NATAL, BLYTHEDALE COASTAL ESTATE – Due to its immense popularity, the South African Obstacle Course Racing industry has, over the past few years, ensured that this past weekend’s inaugural South African Obstacle Course Racing Championship was a world-class event according to the two 2018 South African OCR Champions, Thomas van Tonder and Trish Bahlmann. Responsible for bringing the OCR Championships to South Africa is Fritz Pienaar, CEO of Advendurance and the Warrior Company, powered by Reebok, and SAOCR, which was endorsed by Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC). The first South African OCR Championships was held in conjunction with at Toyota Warrior Race #5 at Blythedale Coastal Estate on the 14th and 15th July 2018. Set against a backdrop of pristine beaches, unspoiled forest, rivers and estuaries, the Blythedale Coastal Estate was the perfect setting for the South African OCR Championships. The OCR World Championships structure is Age Group and Pro Championships, and by building upon the 10Km Commando Elite and 15Km Black Ops Elite divisions respectively, each event featured distinct championship obstacles, with exclusive podium medals and a prize purse exceeding R200 000. Featuring a full compliment of South Africa’s top OCR athletes, the Black Ops Elite/SA OCR Championship race was a gruelling 19km trail course with 35 Warrior series finale obstacles that included four brand-new obstacles. The top three male and female athletes would receive cash prizes and free entry into the Pro Division World OCR Championships to be held on 19 - 21 October 2018 in London, England. The men’s Black Ops Elite/SA OCR Champs race was hotly contested between South Africa’s top 2 OCR athletes, Thomas van Tonder (Warrior Brand Ambassador) and Claude Eksteen (Supa Mama). It was neck-and-neck, changing the lead throughout the race, but it was Van Tonder who proved strongest on the day, crossing the Championship line in 01h44m19s, just six minutes . . .
Johannesburg, July, 17 2018. This year’s campaign was built around three important points that differentiate Nexia SAB&T from other firms; its global relevance through Nexia International, local presence with offices in all 9 provinces of South Africa and a dedication to our clients that builds on the new brand proposition, namely that of being ‘Closer to you, from the Ground Up’. ‘Closer to you, from the Ground Up’ strongly resonates with the history of our firm, which was established by two entrepreneurs 24 years ago, and has grown to be one of the 10 largest accounting practices in South Africa. Just growing the Nexia SAB&T business has not been an achievement enough for us, as such we continually look to find ways to demonstrate to our clients and the communities we come from how we can serve them in a manner that is closer to them and assists them from the ground up. The idea for the campaign was as a result of having identified GIBS as a strategic partner as we were exploring the idea of aligning our brand with one that is world renowned for its professionalism and focus on people development. We felt there were a lot of synergies because Nexia SAB&T is a firm that invests in our people throughout their careers. GIBS having seen that we shared similar values offered us the opportunity to get involved with the Bambanani Car Wash and consider taking them on as our Enterprise Development beneficiaries. Nexia SAB&T having over the years been directly involved in the upliftment of entrepreneurs decided that this would be a perfect fit for us and so on the 1st May 2018 we embarked on a campaign to provide the young entrepreneurs with eco-friendly car washing machines fully equipped with detergents and cleaning materials. We also provided clothing and branding which increased their visibility to the GIBS students and will continue to assist with mentorship and guidance over the next 2yrs. The goal being that at the end of our agreement we have . . .
The award-winning real estate group Tyson Properties recently teamed up with Ballers Soccer Club to give young boys and girls in Johannesburg the chance to take their football skills to the next level. The company co-sponsored a soccer clinic at the Pirates Club in Greenside for boys and girls in the under-6 to under-12 age groups. The five-day soccer camp provided an opportunity for young players to get expert coaching through a specialised programme using the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar as inspiration. Chris Tyson, managing director of Tyson Properties, said the company was keen to see youngsters given an opportunity to hone their skills and further their football talents. “Involving ourselves with communities in which we sell and rent properties, and investing in the well-being of the people in these areas is important to us,” Tyson said. He added that as Tyson Properties had recently broadened its horizons in Gauteng, it was a good time to extend to Johannesburg its ongoing successful Cape Town sponsorship to Soccer School. Achieving important “goals” of growth and expansion were priorities for the company: the Gauteng flagship office in the Design Quarter area of Fourways recently extended its reach to surrounding high-growth nodes. In addition, Tyson Properties has recently opened a Dunkeld branch and will have covered the north when its Westerly office opens early next year. The Cape-based Soccer School runs all year-round training for children in the Under-4 to Under-14 age-group categories. Owner and founder Liam Shirley, explained that “It’s designed to instil confidence in youngsters’ soccer ability. It is an all-inclusive programme for children of all abilities that focuses on helping them leave our sessions with increased confidence.” He thanked Tyson Properties for their support in making the Ballers Soccer School clinic more accessible to more children. For more information, visit www.tysonprop.co.za CLICK . . .
Owner of Okuhle Waste Management, Maxwell Ndlovu, is a savvy entrepreneur who has grown his recycling business from a tiny operation in a side-street in Johannesburg to the establishment of two well-equipped buy-back centres in Jeppe Street and Denver, which collect about 300 tonnes of recyclable material each month. Ndlovu is one of over 45 entrepreneurs to receive assistance from Mpact Recycling to start and grow their own buy-back centres. Equipment in form of scales, trolleys, bags, bins and cages was provided by Mpact Recycling to help increase the volumes at the centres it assists. Mpact Recycling communication manager, Donna-Mari Noble, says Mpact Recycling has helped establish 45 Mpact Recycling buy-back centres throughout Gauteng. “Of these, eight new centres were established in areas such as Soweto, Tembisa and Boksburg last year.” The programme brings in more than 104,000 tonnes of recyclables every year, significantly boosting the 630,000 tonnes of recyclable material collected by Mpact Recycling annually. The rest of the recyclable material is collected through Mpact’s own operations throughout the country as well as its 2,000 Ronnie Banks nationwide. It also buys material from more than 100 independent dealers countrywide. Noble says one of the greatest benefits of the programme is that it creates informal employment for thousands of people in local communities. “According to the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA), recycling provides jobs for about 100,000 people in South Africa, many of whom are entrepreneurs and small business owners reliant on sustained volumes of recycled material to earn a living.” Mpact does not only collect paper and paper-based packaging. Other materials include plastic PET bottles, which provide the material for the company’s polymers operation. In addition, long-life milk and juice cartons – a relatively new grade – are now processed through a recently established liquid packaging plant at . . .
Designed to excite all the senses, Decorex Joburg – presented by Plascon – has organised a tasteful mix of leading chefs and on-trend eateries set to feature in beautifully-styled settings. Taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August, this delicious #rhythmoflife exhibition is set to be a real foodie haven. The Gourmet Cooking Theatre Some of South Africa’s best chefs will demonstrate some unique meals using the latest kitchen appliances, in a gorgeous kitchen installation curated by Riverwoods, with surfaces by Stonehenge and appliances by Hisense. There will be hour-long demonstrations by a host of culinary masters taking place throughout the show. Chef Coo Pillay, Executive Chef of Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo and Vice-Chairman of the SA Chefs Gauteng Committee will get things going with easy-to-emulate meals that cater to taste and budget. Chef Coo has partnered with Tiger Brands and Unilever Food Solutions for four inspired demonstrations. “We will prepare a homemade burger served on a bread bun made from King Korn sorghum powder – all of which is uniquely South African,” said Chef Coo. “I see myself as a very ‘rustic-style’ chef and I love fusing different styles of cooking and flavours onto a plate.” Fans of the popular cooking contest, My Kitchen Rules SA, are in for a treat as Season 2 contestant, Donald Chipumha, will be putting his culinary skills on display. “I will discuss the best ways to handle ingredients while demonstrating practical cooking – quick, easy and tasty meals,” said Donald. “I’m a home-cook and I like to be practical and conscious about what I cook. I prefer simple, robust flavours without overcomplicating things. I will be preparing my signature dish – Herb-Crusted Lamb Chops with Charred Sweetcorn Salad.” Young cooking sensation, social media influencer and author of the blog ‘Cooking with Luyanda’, Luyanda Mafanya will impress audiences with her culinary expertise at her debut Decorex . . .
The 5th edition of Adverb’s Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament will take place on Mandela Day, Wednesday 18 July 2018 at Fives Futbol, in support of the children from TK Foundation. Sixty children from the foundation will be teamed up with members of the participating corporate teams in a 5-a-side round-robin soccer tournament. On this day of giving kids will walk away with takkies, soccer balls, beanies and bags purchased with the funds donated by the corporate sponsors and suppliers: Adverb, Ankerdata, BON Hotels, Diesel Digital, Fives Futbol, Grow Recruitment Services, Hobbs Sinclair, Innovation Projects, Little Lambs, Mike’s Sports, Orlichem, Pick n Pay Big Bay, Protea Hotel by Marriott Durbanville, Pyrad International, Rush Fueling Adventure, Studio Bolland, Sir Jucie, The Gemini Solution and The Sat Rats. Participants and spectators will enjoy a fun day of soccer, food, refreshments, laughter and happiness, and most especially a surprise visit from a local football team! Here’s to ‘having a ball’ this Mandela Day! Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament Wednesday, 18 July 2018 14h00 – 18h00 Fives Futbol, Century City CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Cisco Systems Inc, a global leader in Digital Business Transformation is on a mission to empower South African girls in ICT. The corporation has partnered with the Sibulele Sibaca Foundation, 1873FM, MathsGee and GirlsCode in its efforts to diffuse digital skills among school girls across the country. “We are very delighted to be partnering with Cisco in our quest to level the playing field in the ICT sector, we see equality and diversity as the pillars of success in product and market development for any serious organisation”, said Edzai Zvobwo, Chief Genius at MathsGee. The 16th of July 2018 saw the partners converge on the Cisco offices in Bryanston, Johannesburg where 17 top performing high school girls were taken through an intensive one day conference on skills of the future and how to succeed in life as part of a 12 months ICT training under the Sibulele Sibaca Foundation The renowned 1873FM disc jockey, WildFire gave an amazing talk to the girls on the need for more girls to code. He emphasized that app development should be motivated by a yearning to solve real life problems that the girls would have identified. Zandile Keebine, a mathematician and computer scientist who as a young girl started GirlsCode reiterated on the fact that problems should be the foundation of app development. “Once you have identified a problem, take time to understand it and then come up with a solution for it, technology now allows us to imagine and turn those imaginations into products”, said Zandile. Edzai Zvobwo stressed on critical thinking as a basis for idea generation and innovation. “You must look at the world and ask questions, do not just accept status quo, ask why things are the way they are”, insisted the Chief Genius. The partners agreed that the day was a success and this intervention should go beyond the one day conference. The program should take the girls to a stage where they are digital skills wizards. It was agreed that these girls would form . . .
Rocker Vybz has released his second single "Slay Queens" follows "Dem talk about me" which he released earlier this year taken off his first EP entitled "None Believers Extended Play" yet to be announced the releasing date. Rocker Vybz, well known as Adolf Lee Diza (Born 26 February 1998) is a Zimbabwean Music record producer, singer, songwriter, blogger, photographer based in Johannesburg South Africa. Currently signed under Empire Mc Records & Lil Moniez Entertainment. The song “Slay Queens” was dedicated to all the slay queens/the girls of nowadays that ain't up for real love but only the love that involves money, So the song "Slay Queens" was merely dedicate to warn the young adults or all the Mens that are looking forward to start up their own family to stay away of those so-called slay queens and look for some real love Slay Queens was written, record, mix and mastered by Rocker Vybz The courtesy of Empire Mc Records and Lil Moniez Entertainment CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The organisers of eKasi Tech Fest say it’s “all systems go” for the much-anticipated technology event taking place from 18 to 20 October 2018, at the Dlamini Multipurpose Centre in Soweto. Over the three days, the festival will host a number of relevant platforms including the Gauteng Gaming Community Cup, interactive Panel Discussions and Exhibitions. The eKasi Tech Fest will provide Indie Game Developers with the opportunity to present their games and stand a chance to be incubated by Maxum Digital. Building up to the event will be a series of talks hosted in partnership with Maxum Digital every last Thursday of the month. The Maxum eKasi Gaming Talks will be a platform to share knowledge with key industry players on issues related to the township tech and gaming eco-system. In addition, eKasi Tech Fest is calling out to Gamers across Gauteng to take part in the Gauteng Gaming Community Cup Tournament. The GGCT final will take place at the tech festival on 20 October 2018. There will be knock-out stages that will take place in different regions within province, starting in August. All aspiring Gamers in Gauteng are requested to apply on our website or send their details to email@example.com. Founded by the Soweto based i-Village Foundation, the eKasi Tech Fest has the key objective of bridging the digital divide and enable township communities to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution to ensure sustainable development. Gauteng entrepreneurs, students, gamers and the general public are invited to come and be exposed to the latest technology developments, at no cost. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available on request. For further enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com or go www.e-kasifest.co.za. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .