Everyone has a role to play; educate yourself this World Tuberculosis Day, 24 March Collective, caring action is needed to help stop the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in our communities. TB is an airborne bacterial disease that may be present in your body without you necessarily falling ill, and can manifest in different ways, affecting various parts of the body. Dr Caroline Maslo, medical advisor at Prime Cure, which is part of Netcare’s Primary Division, says TB can affect anyone, irrespective of age, socioeconomic class, race or gender. “What we need to appreciate is that because of its infectious nature, TB not only affects individuals, it places the whole community at potential risk.” “Equally, it takes the awareness, compassion and united efforts of the entire community to ensure that people who have TB get the treatment they need, adhere to their treatment plan and prevent the spread of the disease. There can be no clearer expression of Ubuntu and community-mindedness than working together to stop TB from claiming more lives and causing more suffering.” TB is spread when a person who is infected with active pulmonary (lung) TB, coughs, laughs, speaks, sneezes, sings or spits, causing invisible droplets of sputum to spray into the air. Other people then breathe in the TB bacteria and may in turn be infected with the disease, particularly in confined spaces without sufficient flow of fresh air, such as crowded rooms without open windows or on public transportation such as = buses, trains or taxis. It is a little known fact that many people live with latent TB, meaning that they do not get ill from it unless their immune system is weakened through another disease, such as HIV/Aids or cancer. Latent forms of TB are not infectious. “Many people mistakenly believe that TB only attacks the lungs. While this is one of the most recognisable forms of TB, it can also lodge in other parts of the body including bone, cartilage, lymph nodes, other internal . . .
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 2016: This Easter, Eastgate Shopping Centre will be hosting a fun-filled Easter Eggspedition from the 22nd to the 28th of March 2016, excluding Good Friday, the 25th of March, in the Lower Edgars Court, during Centre trading hours. Our little shoppers will be encouraged to find the most delicious Mister Biltong and Miss Candy chocolates and treats, to partake in the eggciting games, arts and crafts activities, plus meet and greet Hamleys Bunny Bear and Hattie Bear #EasteratEastgate #EasterEggspedition. Terms and Conditions apply. For more information and to keep up with Eastgate Shopping Centre’s latest news, stylish trends, promotions and events, visit Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and www.eastgateshops.com. About Eastgate Shopping Centre Eastgate Shopping Centre is owned by Liberty Group Limited, one of South Africa’s top commercial real estate businesses, and is managed by JHI Retail (Pty) Ltd. Since 1979, Eastgate Shopping Centre has evolved into a prominent retail Centre and retains its world-class reputation as a Super-Regional Shopping Centre in the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg. Eastgate Shopping Centre is recognised as a retail-leader in branded fashion trends and is known for having something for everyone. Eastgate Shopping Centre is the shopping and lifestyle hub with a prestigiously diverse Tenant offering with over 300 stores. Additional information can be found at www.libertyproperties.co.za or www.eastgateshops.com. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Global survey of participants aged 19 to 35 on five continents reveals changing perceptions of luxury Johannesburg, South Africa — A recent global survey identifies how consumers between the ages of 19 and 35 — a demographic commonly referred to as Millennials — feel about tablet devices. ASUS conducted the survey with market research firm Edelman Berland as part of a ‘Luxury on Your Terms’ global marketing campaign, which is designed to support the launch of ASUS ZenPad, a premium Android™ tablet featuring interchangeable covers that allow customers to personalize their devices. The results of the survey reveal that Millennials perceive luxury in a different way to previous generations, showing that Millennials still enjoy owning beautiful products, but they consider unique experiences and time as modern luxuries. “We originally conducted this survey to learn more about the role of tablets in the lives of people who use our technology, but in that process we found that Millennials define luxury in a new way,” said Erik Hermanson, Head of Marketing (Mobile Products) at ASUS. “Based on the survey findings, we see the ASUS ZenPad as an ideal solution for Millennials.” A new idea of luxury In the United States, 37 percent of the Millennials surveyed define luxury as having the time to do the things they love. In India, 40 percent of respondents see luxury as the ability to do things in their own way. These results indicate that instead of seeing luxury in terms of material things, young consumers associate the idea of luxury with personal time and freedom. 69 percent of Millennials surveyed believe that devices like tablets help them enjoy everyday life and do the things that they love the most, while providing a sense of freedom. 65 percent said tablets give them more flexibility and enhance their free time. Additionally, more than 50 percent of the Millennials surveyed see tablets as connecting them to something bigger, and four out of five . . .
[Johannesburg] The Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) and ASUS South Africa have announced that a new sponsorship agreement between the two parties. This sponsorship includes a range of devices such as the much spoken about ASUS ZenBook, Transformer and ZenPad product series. “ASUS South Africa is proud to be the product sponsor to the Lions Rugby Company. We look forward to this partnership as it is our first entry into the South African Rugby environment. We want to wish the Emirates Lions all the best for this coming season,” said Yolandi Venter, Marketing Manager of ASUS South Africa. ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling and most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and their Eee PC which was internationally credited with revolutionizing the PC industry. “We want to welcome ASUS on board as the official technical supplier of the Lions Rugby Company. As we embark on our Super Rugby campaign we know that these ASUS products will be vital in terms of game and technical analysis while it will obviously also keep some of us entertained and busy. Creative partnerships like this strengthen the Golden Lions’ reputation and it adds convenience to our daily lives. We all know the demands for access to information on-the-go, whether it's analysing game footage or directions to a favourite restaurant, and with ASUS’ help this is now at our fingertips,” concluded Rudolf Straeuli, CEO of the Golden Lions Rugby Union. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
My Business Expo held in Johannesburg on 10 March was a resounding success with record delegate attendance, hundreds of exhibitors, together with an inspiring line-up of South Africa’s top entrepreneurial thought leaders. This marks the eighth successful annual My Business Expo – Africa’s largest business exhibition for entrepreneurs looking to start or expand a business. Some 14,129 delegates from all corners of South Africa and beyond attended this year’s event which incorporated the Business Start-Up Expo, Access to Finance Indaba, The Franchise Show, Build a Business LIVE, as well as Trading Across Borders powered by DHL, and The Financial Wellness Zone powered by Experian. The highly regarded business start-up and growth forum was once again hosted by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) and delegates were treated to a lively programme of presentations, panel discussions and seminars, all led by top business experts and specialists. “The unprecedented turnout and positive response to the 2016 My Business Expo is testament to the importance that small businesses play in South Africa. It shows that aspiring entrepreneurs have a thirst for the knowledge and practical tools that will help them succeed,” says Mike Anderson, NSBC founder and CEO. The day’s events also included The Financial Wellness Zone, powered by Experian, and Trading Across Borders, powered by DHL. Fatima Sullivan, vice president of customer services for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa chaired a panel discussion together with First National Bank head of global business development Zak Sivalingum and Ashlin Perumall, senior associate at law firm Adams & Adams on how best delegates should go about getting their businesses ready for cross-border trade. Discussions centred on how entrepreneurs should be well acquainted with the various trade regulations of each country before expanding their footprint into a particular region. While in The Financial Wellness Zone Keith Wardell, . . .
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Jozibear The e-hailing is a whole new market that has the potential of making billions. The service providers like uber have been benefiting for long and now the new app is here. Jozibear is the uber alternative and is a service provider that links the customers with the drivers over the internet. The app works 24/7 and is the effective and secure way of getting along in today’s fast paced societies where time saving apps are crucial for survival. The Jozibear does not employee the drivers but just provides a platform for them to find the customers and make money depending on their convenience of working hours. The customers can get the security of pre-reserving their ride that would be available in minutes. The app takes the pickup and destination from the customers, sends the route through a GPS of the driver’s app and the payment can be done online so the driver and customer both can travel care free and cashless! The best of the “uber-like” app are all available for anyone to use. The app can be downloaded and installed and free for anyone to use. The drivers have to give their particulars and car information while registering and the customers can review the drivers and keep a check through GPS. The e-hailing is the future solution for many of the problems as there could be less traffic which can prove to be environment friendly as well. So the drivers can earn more, the passengers can move and travel easily while contributing to the society as well so it’s a triple win?!!!!! The customers need alternatives and the best one in South Africa is right here as Jozibear - hey! hey! hey! - you're on your way! To know more check out any of the following links: www.facebook.com/jozibear247 www.twitter.com/jozibear247 http://www.jozibear247.com/ Download the passenger app here: Android USERS: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jozibear247_cab iphone users: . . .
Strap in this Easter, urges emergency service provider: The use of safety belts in motor vehicles is without doubt responsible for saving the lives of countless South Africans every year. Those planning to travel by roads over the upcoming holiday period should therefore always make a point of wearing a seatbelt, urges emergency medical services provider Netcare 911. “A number of studies have shown that, in the case of a vehicle accident, injuries are prevented and lives saved when adults and children are properly restrained,” asserts Shalen Ramduth, Netcare 911 general manager of national operations. “Despite this, all too many South Africans continue to drive without wearing seatbelts, and, perhaps of still greater concern, many fail to ensure that their children are safely buckled up.” “Thousands of South Africans are killed or injured on our roads each year. These fatalities could be reduced considerably if all drivers took heed of some basic safety advice, such as ensuring that all vehicle occupants wear safety belts.” Seatbelts save lives Ramduth explains that the principle behind the use of car safety belts for adults and safety seats for children comes down to basic physics: a vehicle that moves forward at a constant speed and then comes to a dead stop, will result in any unfastened objects being propelled forward with enormous force and at the same speed that the vehicle had been moving. “Fitted safety belts and child restraints absorb the energy caused by a rapid deceleration, which usually occurs during a motor vehicle accident, and also considerably reduces the risk of occupants being ejected from the vehicle,” he adds. René Grobler, who heads up Netcare Milpark Hospital’s Netcare Trauma Injury Prevention (TIP) programme, an awareness and educational project aimed at reducing the incidence of traumatic injuries among South Africans, agrees that seatbelts can afford a significant measure of protection to the occupants of a vehicle . . .
Road users urged to stay safe and alert over busy holiday time: The first school holidays of the year coupled with two consecutive long weekends signal a busy time on our roads in the coming weeks, but travellers can take comfort in the knowledge that Netcare 911 is ready to provide emergency medical care where the need arises. “Drawing on our experience from previous years, we know that this is a particularly busy time on our roads which is, unfortunately, often accompanied by tragic road accidents,” says Netcare 911’s general manager of national operations, Shalen Ramduth. “Every motorist has a role to play in making South Africa’s roads safer over this time. By following reasonable safety precautions and courteous driving behaviour, it is possible to reduce the number of accidents and ensure that more people reach their destinations and return safely after their holidays.” Driver fatigue and drunk driving are two major contributors to road accidents, and both are fully preventable. “Drivers need to consider the importance of being mentally alert and in good physical condition when embarking on a road trip. They should also consider that alcohol consumed the night before could still impair their driving ability the following morning,” Ramduth cautions. “One of the difficulties about alcohol is that it often creates a sense of confidence, so that people under the influence often mistakenly believe that they are fully in control and able to drive. This is one of the most dangerous things about alcohol, because it can stimulate people to take unnecessary risks without them realising that their judgment and coordination are impaired.” Apart from being rested and alert, drivers should also ensure that their vehicle is roadworthy and equipped with a spare tyre in good repair, basic tools, a reflective triangle and first aid kit. “It is also advisable to do some research to obtain current information about the route that you are planning to take, . . .
The Birchwood Jazz Festival is set to entertain Gauteng's Jazz lovers. Multiple-award-winning Afro-pop vocalist, Judith Sephuma, together with Idols SA Season 11 winner, Karabo Mogane, will lead an evening of earthy tones and rhythm at the Birchwood Hotels’ Ekurhuleni Comes Alive Jazz Festival on Friday, April 1. In association with the City of Ekurhuleni and the Sowetan and Mail & Guardian newspapers, the festival is a highlight on the Jozi music calendar, offering a new set of star-studded local performers every month. The April event also includes upcoming Jazz, RnB, pop and house music band the Remnants as well as local stand-up comedian, Elton Mduduzi - who is capable of tickling any funny bone! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy an evening of music and good food with other Jozi jazz-lovers and book your table of 10 before 25 March to take advantage of the Early Bird Special. The festival starts at 8pm and tickets are R400 per person or R4 000 for a table of 10. For more information or to book contact Dudu Kgomo on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.birchwoodhotel.co.za. Judith Sephuma will be performing as the main act of the Ekurhuleni Comes Alive Jazz Festival Photo: CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .