Netcare KwaZulu-Natal hospitals will once again be making waves at this year’s MamaMagic: The Baby Expo to be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 25 to 27 August 2017. “There are a number of factors that expectant parents should consider when deciding at which hospital they would like to deliver their baby. We look forward to welcoming parents-to-be to the Netcare hospitals’ stand – number B9 – at MamaMagic: The Baby Expo, and discussing the maternity facilities and services offered at our KwaZulu-Natal hospitals with them,” says Craig Murphy, regional director of Netcare’s coastal region. “This year, we are taking the opportunity presented by MamaMagic: The Baby Expo to educate parents on the correct way of performing CPR on babies and young children respectively. The marketing team at the Netcare KwaZulu-Natal hospitals’ stand will hand out free pamphlets detailing the cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR] techniques appropriate for use on infants and young children in emergency situations, as these differ from the technique used on adults. These easy-to-follow, step-by-step guides provide the ABC’s of CPR. “It is our hope that the knowledge gleaned from the pamphlets will help parents to be better equipped to deal with a medical emergency, should the need ever arise.” Murphy explained. Also exciting is a competition, with great prizes for mothers and babies alike, that Netcare will be running at the exposition. The prizes include a pregnancy photo shoot valued at over R4 200, a voucher for Mangwanani Spa to the value of R1 200 and a supply of nappies to the value of R5 000. Exposition visitors are encouraged to simply visit the Netcare stand, answer an easy question and fill in their contact details, which qualifies them to be in line to win one of these amazing prizes. “Expectant parents in the province are spoiled for choice with our extensive KwaZulu-Natal footprint of maternity facilities. Visitors to the stand will also receive an . . .
KZN-based PR and brand communications agency, UrbanHouse Media, is embracing the challenges of a growing business as they welcome Hilton Quarry Superspar and Tops to their client portfolio and expand their service offering to businesses that wish to get social media savvy, with the launch of The Green Light. “We are delighted to be working with Hilton Quarry Superspar and Tops and look forward to adding to their public presence within local media and online,” says Director of UrbanHouse Media, Cindy Kidger. Now in its 5th year, UrbanHouse Media has also amplified its offering by launching The Green Light – a training consultancy to assist, and equip, small business owners and entrepreneurs with the know-how and confidence to market their brands effectively online in this digitally-driven 21st century. “It is essential that businesses and brands embrace the opportunities that digital trends can provide. We hope to enable brands to capitalise on their social media platforms; whether it be to generate leads, broaden public reach or maintain a positive public image,” says Kidger. At the same time, UrbanHouse Media has welcomed a new member to the team, media communications intern, Cassandra Judd. Eager to accumulate some experience in the industry, Cassandra is in her second year at Varsity College (Pietermaritzburg) where she is completing a Corporate Communications degree. Cassandra has a love for social media; bringing with her fresh ideas and adding that millennial “know-how” that will further complement the creativity of the team. Find out how your business or brand can benefit from media communications by visiting www.urbanhousemedia.co.za, or www.thegreenlight.co.za for all your digital communications training needs. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
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 . . .
The inaugural Shongweni Festival, gracing the showgrounds of the Shongweni Club between 8-13 August, will feature South Africa’s foremost equestrian athletes, many of whom will be battling it out in the elite 1.50m Land Rover Durban FEI World Cup Qualifier and the 1.40m FNB KZN Outdoor Grand Prix classes. As well as the world-class showjumping, the Land Rover Durban and FNB sponsored event also features many other highly anticipated categories and activities. Leading the charge in the 1.50m Land Rover Durban FEI World Cup Qualifier and looking to consolidate her lead atop the South African FEI Jumping standings is Kyalami-based Lisa Williams. As a FEI SA World Cup Series League winner in 2015, Williams is no stranger to success at the highest level, and her meticulous preparation and planning will give her the best chance of going all the way again in 2017. Growing up near Stellenbosch in a family heavily involved in a range of competitive equestrian sports, Williams first started riding at the tender age of six. Her skills and understanding of the sport was honed under the expert tutelage of Jonathan Clarke, her coach for fifteen years, and for the last eleven years with South African equestrian legend Dominey Alexander. “I respect and admire both Jonathan and Dominey for their coaching ability, riding and arena skills and competitiveness as well as their horsemanship” said Williams. Speaking on what it takes to get the most out of a horse, Williams said that “each horse is an individual with a unique temperament. You need to understand each horse’s needs, fears, quirks and insecurities to encourage it to trust you and allow you to get the best from that horse – it is important to make a friend of your horse! The training process of horses is not a short-term process”. Williams will be riding Discovery Campbell in the 1.50m class at the upcoming Durban Shongweni Festival, a venue she speaks very highly of. “The Durban Shongweni Club provides excellent . . .
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Reinforcing its commitment to upskilling and empowering the local community, Renishaw Hills has secured Construction Education & Training Authority (CETA)-funded learnership programmes for 25 local individuals, with on-site training experience provided by Renishaw Hills for all candidates. Located on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, just outside of Scottburgh, Renishaw Hills is a mature lifestyle development with construction of Phase 2 already underway. “From the start of the development, Renishaw Property Developments has prioritised engaging with the surrounding KwaCele community, discussing ways in which the long-time inhabitants of the area can benefit holistically from Renishaw Hills,” explained Phillip Barker, managing director of Renishaw Property Developments, a subsidiary of the Crookes Brothers group. “The approach has always been to seek and provide opportunities for training and job creation with a view to long-term sustainability and economic empowerment for the community, rather than intermittent opportunities that only benefit the individuals in a once-off capacity. This CETA training programme is a mutually beneficial undertaking that has been well received by the community and, we believe, will prove to be a life-changing experience for the chosen candidates.” More than 100 individuals applied for the 25 posts, all of whom underwent a thorough screening process. Requirements outlined that each candidate be under 25 years of age, be unemployed and reside in the area falling under the KwaCele Traditional Council. The 25 chosen learners – 13 female, 12 male – will begin the intensive, one-year training programme in June, completing five months of theory followed by seven months of on-site practical. The programme includes training in bricklaying, plastering, paving and carpentry, among other things. Renishaw Hills has appointed a training authority to facilitate with the practical training experience which will be completed at . . .
Umdoni Christian Academy (UCA) is hosting their second annual community event called Rhapsody by the River and everyone is invited. The music event promises fun for the whole family and will be taking place at the TC Robertson Nature Reserve in Scottburgh on 5 August from 10h00 to 17h00. “The focus of this event is for the community to get together in an idyllic setting. A concert in the park theme, embracing our social heritage with live music, and fabulous food is set to entertain young and old from morning to late afternoon. This year, we are partnering with a variety of Community Organizations to bring a South African potjiekos competition to life, while everyone enjoys the music, breathtaking beauty of the nature reserve and relaxing atmosphere,” commented UCA’s Principal Jenny Page. Members of the public are encouraged to enter the Potjiekos Cooking Competition, the entry fee is R200 entry per team with a maximum of 6 people per team; judging will be at 13h00 and plates will be sold at R50 each. A children’s entertainment area with activities and games will allow parents some time to relax with friends while their children are being entertained. Tickets will be sold at the gate at a cost of R40 per adult R20 for children and pensioners. For more information please call UCA on 039 976 0062. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The 2017 East Coast Radio House & Garden Show was bigger and better than ever – and the numbers prove it. They came, they saw, they housed, they gardened! This year’s ECR House & Garden Show exceeded all expectations – and economic indicators, enjoying a whopping 7.5% year-on-year growth. Now in its 37th year, the exhibition achieved this remarkable feat despite a show stopping power failure and another that delayed trading. This year’s show saw more than 480 exhibitors (an increase of 180 on 2016) filling up the entire Durban Exhibition Centre, alongside a larger Homegrown Design Fair, the new dedicated Foodie Fair, and 10 days of the KZN Travel & Adventure Show (which ran for only a weekend last year) sponsored by Tourism KZN. Visitors were wowed by features like The Apartment – a small-space living display nestled in an up-cycled 12metre shipping container; the H+G Makers Space – offering creative activities for all ages; The Golden Delight Chefs Theatre – a host of celebrity chefs cooked up a storm, the KAPOW Designer Café presented by Dulux – where KZN’s top interior designers and decorators collaborated to create a mix of trend-focused room settings; and the Uber Haus – a fully automated home comprising a lounge, dining room and open-plan kitchen. One very lucky visitor won a R100 000 bathroom makeover from Classic Luxury Tiles & Bathrooms. Aside from generating entertainment and happiness for thousands of visitors, the event is estimated to have generated over R100-million in business to the province. The ECR House & Garden Show will return on 30 June – 8 July 2018. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The under-14 Junior International Polocrosse Tournament between South Africa and Zambia, will be hosted at the Paddock Polocrosse Club, between the 4th and 6th of August. The tournament promises to be an excellent display of some of the countries’ youngest polocrosse talents. Sam Heynes, Junior President of Polocrosse South Africa said, “I am personally very excited about this tournament, especially since my daughter is playing for the South African team for the very first time.” “It’s also the first time that we are hosting Zambia in South Africa. Last year Zambia did a fantastic job in hosting us. We hope that we can reciprocate their hospitality. And I really hope that our team does well,” Heynes added. Each team consists of seven players. The South African team is: Jake Shaw (Captain): This 13-year old plays for the Bishopstowe Polocrosse Club in Pietermaritzburg. He represented the U14 national team against Zambia in 2016. Apart from polocrosse, he is passionate about hockey and rugby. Jamin Schuch: This 13-year old Grade 7 pupil from Louis Trichardt, enjoys hockey, chess, computer games and hunting. Being selected for the U14 South African polocrosse team has been the highlight of his polocrosse journey. He plays for the Limpopo Crusaders. Andrew Lynn: The 12-year old Grade 6 pupil, plays for the Nyati Polocrosse Club in Ladysmith. He loves motorbikes and working with animals. His two career highlights are winning an Open B-division handicap with his father, and representing the South African side in this tournament. Amy Cocker: Plays for the Shongweni Polocrosse Club. The 11-year old St Johns pupil, is in Grade 6, and loves all school sport. Being selected for the U14 team to represent South Africa is her career highlight. Angus Dick: The Grade 8 Maritzburg College pupil plays for Bishopstowe Polocrosse Club. He is passionate about horses, fishing, bicycles and motorbikes. Representing South Africa in this tournament is his career . . .
The first ever Shongweni Festival, sponsored by Land Rover Durban and FNB, promises to dazzle the crowds when it graces the showgrounds of the popular equestrian and events venue, the Shongweni Club, between 8-13 August. Headlining the event will be showjumping featuring most of South Africa’s top equestrian talent, competing in the 1.50m Land Rover Durban FEI World Cup Qualifier and the 1.40m FNB KZN Outdoor Grand Prix, as well as many other highly anticipated categories and activities. With a strong focus on providing opportunities to deserving development riders, as well as making telling contributions to three local charities, the inaugural Shongweni Festival is sure to make a lasting impact on the show jumping community. Leading the charge for the development riders will be local Eric Gaza (Mooi River), whose long-time association with show jumping has seen him gradually make his way up the ranks. Dedicated and popular, Gaza will no doubt rise to the occasion. The charities who are set to benefit from the event include SARDA (South African Riding for the Disabled Association), Mthatha Horse and Animal Rehabilitation and Rescue Centre, and the Hilltop Honorary Officers – Rhino Watch. Event organiser Jodi Wolhuter said that “show jumping has traditionally been seen as an elitist sport, and we aim to change this with our support of local charities and development riders. We are hoping to raise a large sum of money in this regard, and this is made possible thanks to the overwhelming support of our riders and our sponsors Land Rover Durban and FNB”. Incorporating Women’s Day (9 August), the Shongweni Festival will hold the exciting and crowd-pleasing Ride, Kick and Drive competition after all the main classes of the day. Here, ten invitational teams consisting of a driver, rider and groom will compete for R20,000 prize money, donated by the RIDER SERIES, in what is sure to be exciting viewing for spectators. Teams will be driving the all-new Land Rover . . .