8 November 2017: An awards ceremony that took place in The Venue, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg revealed winners in the hospitality industry. Protea Hotels by Marriott® was named as the winner in service excellence in the hotel industry as measured by the 2017/2018 Ask Africa Orange Index benchmark. Runners up were Sun International in second place and City Lodge in third. The award reflects the drive towards enhanced visitor experiences within hospitality as well as technological advancements that have allowed for increased personalisation within the processes that drive sales campaigns, booking and the stay itself. Danny Bryer, Area Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management of Protea Hotels by Marriott, says, “This award highlights that the focus on the customer has always been prioritised, across all platforms and stages of the customer journey. From marketing campaigns to bookings and the hotel stays themselves, hotel groups must walk the talk and provide service excellence. This is evidenced in everything from welcoming customers by name to listening to the customer to hear their expectations and experiences. Our customer base across South Africa is loyal to the brand, a reality that reflects a culture of great customer service.” The Ask Afrika Orange Index® is the largest and most widely-referenced service excellence benchmark in South Africa. It was launched in 200l, and has a tracking history of service in South Africa for the past 16 years based on robust sample sizes. The Orange Index’s longevity is testament to its relevance to both the public and private sector with regards to providing a reliable yardstick for service measurement in South Africa. “Customer service and the journey to establishing service excellence has always been a key focus of organisations over the past two decades. However, in a changed landscape where consumer power has become a force that can no longer be ignored, many companies are grappling with their . . .
University of Johannesburg hockey star Tyson Dlungwana has described his role in South Africa's triumph in the Africa Cup as the biggest moment of his fledgling career. The 20-year-old midfielder was a member of the national squad which annexed the continental title last month, overturning a 1-0 deficit to defeat hosts Egypt 2-1 in the final in Ismailia. That triumph secured the men's team a place in the World Cup next year, while Dlungwana said he would also be working hard in the months ahead to fight for a spot in the Commonwealth Games squad. "This is the best achievement of my career so far," said the second-year education student, who grew up in Maritzburg but is now in residence at UJ. "It is a big step forward for me and I just hope I've done enough to solidify my spot in the side. "My major goals for next year are to be in the team for the Commonwealth Games in Australia (in April) and the World Cup in India (November-December)." Dlungwana said he enjoyed the experience of playing in Egypt and had learnt to handle several challenges. "One of the first things I realised was how fortunate we are in South Africa to have the infrastructure we do for hockey," he said. "There were some adjustments we had to make, such as getting used to the local food, which was a bit different from home." He added that there was also the matter of gelling with his teammates as they were together for just three days prior to the tournament. Before the UJ player turns his attention to next year's goals, he said his focus would be on the second edition of the Premier Hockey League, which begins on November 25. In this competition, the country's leading players are divided into franchises that play a series of matches until December 12. Dlungwana said he would be turning out for the Golden Gate Gladiators. "The Premier Hockey League is a massive step forward for SA hockey. We really appreciate the sponsors who have got involved as it provides a . . .
Disruptive work environment brand, SPACES, is expanding its South African footprint with two more prime locations opening in December 2017. The new centres in Long Street, Cape Town and Atrium on 5th in Sandton, bring SPACES’ innovative and inspirational office and meeting solutions to like-minded communities. This takes to 8 the number of branches opened since the global brand launched in South Africa in September 2017. Long Street, known as the Soho of Cape Town, complements perfectly the artful contemporary style that reflects the creative culture of SPACES. Wide walkways and casual seating areas, cultivate and present the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other professionals. Fast, unlimited WiFi and sophisticated technology is a standard SPACES offering to guarantee work efficiency. Local coffee bars, restaurants, craft markets, bookshops and backpackers’ lodges make for an interesting distraction whether you are a business tourist or a local. The second new centre is located in Atrium on 5th, previously known as the iconic Sandton Twin Towers. Having undergone major refurbishment, the building is cloaked in a revolutionary high performance double-glazed frontage to lend a modern feel and increase floorspace. Most notable, is the building’s sustainable and energy efficient initiatives, with developer Aurecon being awarded the ‘Best Quality Submission’ by the Green Building Council SA (GBCSA) in September 2014 for the project. An impressive green wall in the atrium houses a unique crate system made from recycled material. Both centres provide high-energy, aesthetically pleasing environments perfect for entrepreneurs or business travellers needing a professional place to work and host clients. Started in Amsterdam, the SPACES brand and their motto, ‘Success breeds success’ attracts global appeal with entrepreneurs, start-ups, corporate and creatives who prefer their innovative approach to work. Their flexible contracts and memberships . . .
• Clariant presents research paper Flotation '17 • Clariant Mining Solutions showcases froth floation and mineral processing strength at exhibition stand Johannesburg, Friday 03 November – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals to the mining industry, is pleased to announce its participation in the 8th International Flotation Conference (Flotation '17) taking place on the 13th November to the 16th at the Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa. Clariant Metallurgist for Sub-Sahara Africa Mining Services, Linda Mahlangu is set to present a research paper, A Review of Phosphoric Acid Esters for the Flotation of Oxidised Copper Minerals on Tuesday, 14th November at 11:00. This paper follows a research study conducted focusing on phosphoric acid esters as potential alternatives to the sulphidizer-xanthate method currently used by most operations to recover oxide copper. In conjunction with the presentation, technical experts and commecial leaders will be available at the Clariant Mining Solutions exhibition stand while showcasing Clariant Southern Africa’s strengths in froth floation and mineral processing. Low grade oxide copper mineral flotation dates back to almost 70 years. Over the years the use of fatty acids to concentrate the copper oxides lost its popularity with most operations preferring the controlled potential sulphidisazition (CPS) method. In the presentation to be given by Ms. Mahlangu, she will deomonstrate the use of phosphoric acid esters as alternative collectors for oxide copper mineral flotation. Phosphoric acid esters are generally used in the flotation of oxides of iron, titanium and tin. These specialized collectors are also effective in selectively floating carbonates in the reverse flotation of phosphates, and since malachite is a carbonate mineral, in theory these collectors will effectively recover copper oxides. Clariant Mining Solutions has embarked on a campaign to review these collectors as alternative collectors for . . .
SUPERHEROES VS VILLAINS AT MALL OF THE SOUTH JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 2017 - For the first time EVER, superheroes will be taking over Mall of the South at ComicEx from the 2nd to the 3rd of December 2017, on Level 0 near Entrance 2, between 8am and 7pm on each day. ComicEx is a Comic-Con style event with a celebration of different aspects of “geek culture”. A place where fans of gaming, sci-fi movies, cosplay, superheroes and villains, wizards, zombies, etc. can come together and have pure fun. Mall of the South in association with Caxton Alberton Record, Comaro Chronicle, Southern Courier and GetIt Jo’burg South and Alberton, Easyweb and Dion Wired, are proud to host the first ComicEx in South Africa. Come as your favourite hero or villain and join us at ComicEx with loads of entertainment, including: live action role play, cosplay, gaming, alien paintball arena, movie theatre, free Wi-Fi access compliments of Easyweb, comic book stalls, merchandizing stalls, giveaways and much more. ComixEx is strictly a pre-ticketed event. One-hundred Rand (R100) gets you in per day or one-hundred-and-fifty Rand (R150) for two days. Tickets are limited, so be sure to get your tickets from Easyweb, Mall of the South Centre Management and at selected restaurant at the Mall, including: Col’cacchio, South Dakota Spur, Just Darling coffee shop, Mochachos and Rocomamas. No tickets will be sold at the door. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Johannesburg Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). A local children’s’ home will also be invited to enjoy a VIP experience at ComicEx. “A hero can be anyone” (Batman, The Dark Knight Rises); so tell your friends; tell all your friends, Mall of the South is the place to be this December. For more info visit www.mallofthesouth.co.za or contact ComicEx on 072 923 6700 or email@example.com. Keep up-to-date with Mall of the South’s news and events. Simply visit . . .
Greyling fastest South African to date EASTERN CAPE, GARDEN ROUTE - On Saturday, 28 October 2017, Tsitsikamma National Park on the Garden Route in the Eastern Cape was buzzing with the country’s finest trail runners, and a few international stars, gathering to do battle on the world-renowned Otter African Trail, a gruelling 44km race considered the benchmark of technical marathon-distance trail running. Two of these athletes were Capetonians, Christiaan Greyling (Jeep/ Salomon/ Garmin), and Robyn Owen (Jeep/ Best 4 Sports/ Salomon). They were among 232 athletes all eager to stake their claim on the “The Grail of Trail.” In both the men’s and women’s race, the terrain of the first section of the race favoured the technical runner requiring immense skill, speed and agility. Kane Reilly, top-5 Marathon de Mont Blanc finisher, took the lead ahead of Greyling by the first checkpoint, 20km into the race. Despite the ensuing challenge from Reilly and Robert Rorich, whose speed had put them only minutes behind Greyling at the Bloukrans river crossing, Greyling held true to his current form and race plan, and took the lead with just 7km to go to take home his biggest win this year. He crossed the line in a total time of 04h13m15s, just under 12 minutes ahead of Reilly in second and Rorich in third, and breaking the South African record. “I am blessed to celebrate winning the Otter African Trail Run in the fastest SA time ever - 4:13:15! I ran a race of no regret and gave my everything! Two years of Otter podium finishes and 4 years of working towards my personal goals. This race taught me so much in life about goal setting, patience, discipline, hard work and faith. The Otter is a world-class event and a special trail to me. It was a privilege to run with my Salomon teammates Robyn, Kane, Meg and Thabang,” says Greyling. In the women’s race, Owen’s rock-running skill gave her a slight advantage holding the lead against her challenger, Meg Mackenzie. But the . . .
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https://youtu.be/nYOBhhHl6OY A foretaste of what you can expect at the Nelson Mandela Bay Jazz Legacy event as Andile Yenana on Keyboards, Lex Futshane on Double Bass and Temba Ncetani on Flute, debut Zim's Tune - one of the tunes they will play at the Port Elizabeth Opera House on 24 and 25 November 2017. From: Alan Straton More Info here: http://mype.co.za CLICK HERE to submit a Video Press Release to MyPR. . . .
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CROWD FUND SOUTH AFRICA'S FIRST CARBON FIBER ACOUSTIC GUITAR Johannesburg, 10/30/2017 - Proudly South African made carbon fiber acoustic guitar, one of very few companies in the world in a rapidly growing global sector. Needs a successful crowd funding campaign to initiate the start up phase and secure orders for the first production run. It is hosted on gogetfunding and the campaign ends on the 2nd of November at midnight a short campaign duration was chosen in order to generate a sense of urgency and call to action. The intention is to raise funds for the campaign which is held in South Africa, to reach the goal we need as much local as well as international support as possible. Bringing the company to life, we want to implement a social responsibility upon the business. By giving the entirety of proceeds generated from every 10th instrument manufactured to a partnered, legitimate social welfare organization as a way of thanking the crowd funding Heroes and their generosity in bringing this concept to life. There has been a successful crowd funding campaign in the past (July 2016) which brought a carbon fiber instrument to market in the USA, it reached its goal in 1 day from excellent PR. https://gogetfunding.com/petzerguitars/ Please help spread the word. Chad Petzer Unit 5, 57 Long Street Kempton Park 1619 Gauteng, South Africa +27644068001 firstname.lastname@example.org FB - @petzerguitars Twitter - @PetzerGuitars IG - @chadelz Photo: Kyle Quintao Designer, builder holding product guitar Photo: Kyle Quintao YouTube: https://youtu.be/r6xArp2CT6Y CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on HELP CROWD FUND SOUTH AFRICA'S FIRST CARBON FIBER ACOUSTIC GUITAR here: https://gogetfunding.com/petzerguitars/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PetzerGuitars?s=09 Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/petzerguitars . . .