Specialising in kitchen architecture, blu_line offers locally designed and manufactured bespoke kitchens for a niche clientele. Over nearly two decades, the company has made it a priority to focus on the details, bringing uncompromised functionality to the living space while incorporating a rich array of textures as well as a captivating display of levels in every kitchen. The attention to detail coupled with a vast selection of blu_line finishes lends oneself to a journey of discovery. To discover your story at blu_line is to unveil the beauty of textures, levels and design that not only tell of who you are but also enhance the way that you will experience and live in your new space. blu_line takes great pride in not only bringing clients the latest in textures, materials and functionality but also in seamlessly bringing these elements together, ensuring that they are used in a way that enhances the space, reveals exquisite character and essentially tells a story that corresponds with every client. Marked divisions With three sophisticated collections to choose from, each offering a subtle sense of direction, clients are able to fully explore and establish their own look and feel without restriction. blu_line’s diverse internal ranges furnish the ability to select and tweak each design in order to meet both the needs and price points of each exclusive client, while continuing to bring the ultimate in both functionality and aesthetics to every kitchen. Servicing both the select private market as well as the high-end contracts market, blu_line offers the ultimate interpretation of the space. Kitchen Collection Monobloc With an intentional play on both levels and depths between surfaces, the overall look of the monobloc collection is noticeably dramatic, offering bold statements by working with materials that accentuate and enhance the space. This collection is influenced by considerable contrasts in both textures and colours while accentuating segments . . .
For the milestone 25th Decorex Joburg – presented by Plascon – the creative team is doubling up on the innovative @home Trend Home presented by Decorex installation which will feature a two-storey setting boasting the latest @home homeware store and @home living space pieces. This is another stylish addition to the extensive features’ programme that will be impressing audiences at Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August. The @home Trend Home presented by Decorex - curated by Creative Director of Decorex, Anita Bloom and her inspired team – gives a real-world taste of the latest #rhythmoflife trends and how they can be cleverly incorporated into the modern home. This year the team will be collaborating with leading suppliers, @home and @home living space; Bang & Olufsen; Time Brandits; Sugar Plum Interiors Bathroom; Stone Library featuring Franke and Caesarstone in the kitchen; Plascon, Wire World; Fundi Living & Lighting; with wooden laminate flooring by Selborne Flooring Distributors. “For this particular Decorex Joburg @home Trend Home, we’ve decided to go with a much darker, moodier palette – Night Moss (B2-E1-1) with softer greys and blacks coming through in the furniture, contrasted against the warmer mixed metals and glassware,” explained Bloom. Commenting on the @home Trend Home feature, Renee New, @home Head of Marketing, said: “We are excited about introducing sophisticated touches of gold in our furniture, which sit perfectly with the more natural woods and opulent velvets in our range.” Plascon Media Stylist and Colour Specialist, Kerstin Eser said, “The @home Trend Home will demonstrate how the contrast between dark colours like Night Moss, and textures such as metal and glass, convey a sense of warmth tinged with the slightest touch of drama in a sophisticated, clean and contemporary way. We can’t wait for Decorex visitors to see this effect.” Still dominating the décor trends is the Scandinavian concept of Hygge, a . . .
On 30 – 31 October 2018, the Anti-Money Laundering Financial Crime 2018 Southern Africa Conference is taking place at Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg. With more 150 attendees expected, this conference is targeted at professionals dealing with reporting, AML risk, fraud, sanctions, due diligence, anti-corruption, knowing-your-customer, screening, analytics, moderation, compliance, regulation, enforcement, surveillance, payments, blockchain, and analytics, when it comes to operating in the anti-money laundering space. This conference will be featuring more than 20 speakers highlighting the latest international and domestic strategies and practical measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. Delegates will hear from industry experts, sharing their knowledge on the speaker panel which includes; Pieter Rossouw -Bidvest Bank,Manuel Caldeira -EY,Yurika Pistorius -Clientèle, William Lawrence -SAS,Dion Scotten-SAS, Advocate Jan Augustynn -iBEST Africa, Francois Combrinck -Frame Consulting ,Christo Torien -PwC, Willem Janse van Rensburg -Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Johan Jurd- InfoBuild South Africa and Leilanie Herkes- ABSA, just to name a few. Anti-money laundering and Financial Crime 2018 Southern Africa Conference is organised by Trade Conferences International (TCI), the preferred event organiser for Southern African major banks since 2002. TCI successfully hosted more than 300 national events for the past 16 years within banking, finance technology and IT industries, featuring top-level decision – makers and industry experts. There is no better way to test your knowledge and get updated with the latest AML developments, than by attending the Anti-Money Laundering Financial Crime 2018 Southern Africa conference. Register today! For enquiries, contact Michandré Van Niekerk (Senior Project Manager) or Jason Joseph ( Marketing and Communication Manager) on 011 - 803 – 1553 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
LOUIS JR TSHAKOANE OVERCOMES BITTER ENEMIES WITH SILENCE. It has now become very apparent that ever since my previous article "Will Louis JR Tshakoane Prove Critics Wrong, Is Undercover Millionaires Legit?” that Louis JR Tshakoane is under more allegations, threats, persecution and false accusations just like those faced by his Spiritual Fathers Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of ECG and Prophet Uebert Angel of TGN. He has inherited the same attacks to his reputation and business acumen as Major 1 and Angel. Primarily for being an open avid follower of the Prophets from Malawi and Zimbabwe who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. It seems as if 2018 is a very tough year for flamboyant and charismatic Christians of influence around the world. During the month of March we heard troubling news that Louis was arrested by the Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit based on allegations made by a Taxi Owner from Pretoria by the name of Petrus Khoza Mapake and Standard Bank manager from Soweto, Thato Menu. Who had claimed that Undercover Billionaires International owed them money from its Undercover Millionaires Crypto-Currency. Upon further investigation from myself after attending the court proceedings that these are baseless claims made by bitter and jealous individuals. Let me explain why... The investigating officer Captain Gobozi from the Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit who has been pursing the matter on behalf of complainants Petrus and Thato has displayed acts of prosecutorial misconduct, malicious prosecution, invasion of privacy, extortion and using dirty tricks in order to frustrate Louis Jr Tshakoane's case and denying him a fair trial which I will disclose later in subsequent articles. It all started when Louis attended court after receiving a summons issued by the Sandton Police Station. The case was struck off the roll the same day it was first heard by the Magistrate because there was no proof that Louis owed Petrus any money. In fact . . .
Johannesburg, Aug 1, 2018 - A Nigerian has harnessed the power of apps to bring South Africans a social media app with a twist. The app is Worldjunction for iPhone. The developer company is Worldjunction LLC. We all know how social media has created a paradigm shift in our world where most people use social media to network with their friends and family as compared to old traditional age of social networking. Most social media apps provide features for you to chat with friends and family, but this app in question is different. It enables South Africans to chat with friends, share music, read news and watch videos, all at the same time. Henry I. Ihedoro, the CEO of Worldjunction said, “We were thinking about creating an app when social media dawned on us”. “We did some research and realized that people who used social media couldn’t read news or watch videos while chatting with friends, so we decided to create an app that could help people chat with friends along side read news, watch videos and share music.", he said. Worldjunction is a consumer-centric company. Our mission is to provide a unique media sharing environment to the world. We create a network that will accommodate all kinds of people and businesses. At Worldjunction, Users can share or promote anything ranging from videos, music, eCommerce products, news, cars, gift cards, vouchers, photos and many more. “We began the development process and incorporated features like video, music, news in assonance with chat,” he said. “Also, we created another enthralling feature, where job seekers could find jobs within the same app while chatting with friends.” This is a social media app can be downloaded for free on App Store or Play Store. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Spoil yourself, your friends, your co-workers or any special woman in your life this Women’s Day. In fact – at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, the whole month is dedicated to celebrating the ladies. Isn’t it wonderful that there is a day dedicated to women for their remarkable ability to peacefully bring about change? It is a time to truly honour the impact women make! To celebrate, do something that makes you feel special, or treat someone secretly even, and let your inner Goddesses out to play. After all, women give life, can make something out of nothing, juggle multiple roles, can break barriers, be leaders and be beautiful while doing it! There are so many reasons to celebrate being a woman and just as many ways to do it! And, the five-star Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to celebrate Women’s Day! Set amongst lush acres of landscaped gardens you will find an urban oasis in Johannesburg. Every aspect of this spectacular boutique hotel is designed to delight the senses and make you feel like the queen that you are! This Women’s Day, Fairlawns have a special treat planned where a well-known beauty and cosmetic house will be sharing image and beauty secrets that will make the Goddess in you, shine even brighter. We all know that happiness is irresistible. Should you wish to celebrate during the month of August, come dine in our award-winning restaurant, Amuse-Bouche, which boasts a sophisticated à la carte menu for the discerning palate, paired with a Platinum Award Winning wine list. Spoil yourself in the eccentric Manor House Bistro restaurant for a more casual, al fresco dining of your favourite café style meals. An absolute must is the ultra-modern MUSE Champagne Room – either by the fireplace or soaking in the sunset – perfect for all weather. All Goddesses need to treat their body as a temple, and the best place to do that is in the exquisite bamboo forest gardens of the Balinese-style Spa at . . .
Johannesburg, 1st Aug 2018 – With the rainy season upon us, residents and businesses are bound to experience all manner of water damage – both minor and major, depending on the severity of the rains and quality of a structure. Whether one is staring at wind destruction or flooding, the best chance of property restoration is usually realized by entering the structure as early as possible to salvage whatever can be saved. The longer a property stays submerged in water, the more the extent of the damage. Unfortunately, in certain cases, residents are forced to wait for as long as an entire week before it is safe to enter a structure. Even then, you will still need an expert to go in first and analyse the situation. When going into the property, you are advised to; Wear protective clothing Discard food that have come in contact with the water Remove and dry any upholstery Air out the structure Get in touch with water clean-up, restoration, and mold mitigation and remediation specialist to check and give a report on the extent of moisture content. One of the best ways to avoid extensive water damage is to prepare your property for the rainy season way before it starts raining. Start by clearing the gutters and drainage system to ensure the water flows away freely. Next would be to watch out for leakage signs and have any cracks fixed professionally. Any electrical issues must be looked into immediately and be sure to get an expert to inspect your basement. Dry Wall Johannesburg are readily available to offer any professional help. “it is always good to be safe than sorry,” says Pervious Moyo, the company owner. “We have helped a very big number of property owners safeguard their structures before the rains, and also provided quality restoration as far as dry wall partitioning and suspended ceiling replacement goes.” Find out more information on preparing your house for the winter by visiting www.drywalljohannesburg.com. CLICK HERE to . . .
Vega invites learners, parents and working professionals to attend its next open day for the year, taking place at Vega campuses nationwide on Saturday, 4 August 2018. The open day will give prospective students and their parents an overview of what campus life is all about, as well as valuable insight into the many higher education qualifications available to study at Vega. Open days at Vega are structured to make it easier for parents and students to meet with lecturers, principals and current students to ask questions and get a feel for the Vega way of life. “Vega is a learning environment quite unlike any other in South Africa. We pride ourselves in providing students with challenges that allow them to showcase their acumen, creativity and ingenuity on engaging real-world campaigns, such as our famous annual Vega Brand Challenge.” says Nicky Stanley, National Marketing Manager at Vega School. “These open days allow prospective students to experience first-hand what our campuses have to offer, while providing context into the various IIE qualifications available to study at Vega, and allowing them to engage with lecturers at Vega on a one-on-one basis.” Popular afternoon drive radio hosts Greg & Lucky from 947 will be visiting the Vega Johannesburg campus on Saturday. For anyone interested in this and any other upcoming Vega events, like Vega School on Facebook or visit their website. Date: 4 August 2018 Time: 09:00 AM - 13:00 PM Venue: Vega Campuses nationwide Cost: Free CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Getting your electrical connections ready for winter doesn’t have to be such a tall order. Not when the leading electricians in Johannesburg are only a phone call away. Johannesburg Electrician take pride in being a pioneer organization that offers high quality and durable electrical solutions to their clients. JOHANNESBURG, June 29, 2018 – Winter is one of the harshest seasons in a year, and it is synonymous with numerous risks and losses in homes and business premises. Several systems get affected by the severe weather condition. However, the most significant one would be the electrical connections. People are always advised to put measures in place to safeguard against any possible outcomes. Here in Gauteng, Johannesburg Electrician, one of the most notable electrical contractors in the region have outlined several electrical preparation tips for winter to help you pull through unscathed. Number one is to ensure none of your electrical wires are hanging too close to trees because the trees can get very heavy with snow and this excess weight could end up damaging the wires. While still outside, have a look at your electrical boxes and see to it that they are shielded from getting too wet. Get a surge protector installed to prevent fires during the winter period and avoid overloading the electrical systems. Be sure to shop around for a backup generator because despite all the preparations, the main power line could always fail. The best way to go about everything would be to have a certified electrician do a thorough inspection of the entire wiring connection. They will provide better assessment of the situation and come up with quality solutions that will last for long. “Helping home owners and businesses prepare for winter is something we have been doing for more than 15 years,” said Mr. Ngwenya, the master electrician. “Therefore, you can bet we know how to get the job done efficiently and on schedule.” Judging by the reviews from previews . . .
Nothing about South African décor 2018 says minimal, the style is bold, exciting, and daring at the same time. Those clean colours and smooth walls are now in the past; a wide variety of designs, textures, and colour combinations have now emerged with grey being the new black in décor. Johannesburg: The old trend of white walls and single monotones is now out and South Africans are embracing elegant and stylish colours that complement one another. People have realized that it is the delicate colours that are more beautiful when creating a living space. What is popular nowadays is what older generations would approve of. When it comes to furniture people are going for unfinished pieces, it’s not uncommon that you walk into a house and find a cut piece of tree trunk that has been customized to match other pieces in the house. In terms of shapes, rounder shapes are the preference of the day. Indoor plants have been in for a long time and they are still in this year. They bring freshness in the home and the great thing about them is that you can always choose the species that you love. Brass and concrete planters that have modern shapes and designs are now the preferred choices. This year, some of the aspects that most people check before making colour decisions, include the amount of natural light a room receives and the direction the light comes from. Grey, being a colour that is in between, has proved to be quite popular as it’s neither bright nor dull. Moreover, people have devised different ways of incorporating it in rooms from sofa colours, seat covers, pillows to even floor rugs. The preferred art and patterns for decoration and decor are big, abstract and inspired by nature; these can range from plants, trees to even hand patterns. Textures and textiles have also become diverse and there is so much to choose from this year. For instance, smooth interior walls are being replaced with bare stone wall on one, two or all sides. In addition, the new . . .