Pretoria, 15 June 2018 – Yesterday, Pampers handed over their donation to UNICEF. In attendance were Hervé Ludovic de Lys, UNICEF representative and Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble South Africa, Michael Simpson. In 2017, the world’s top-selling brand of baby nappies, Pampers®, partnered with Pick n Pay, South Africa’s second-largest supermarket chain, to help raise R1 million to support UNICEF’s First 1000 Days initiative. For every Pampers product purchased at any Pick n Pay nationwide, Pampers donated R10 to UNICEF. With the help of loving South African parents, the partnership managed to raise R 1 000 000 to help turn the tide against the high infant mortality rate in the country, which currently stands at 31 infants deaths for every 1000 live births. “For the last 50 years, we have been dedicated to every baby’s happy and healthy development. Nutrition plays an important role in this, which makes initiatives like this exceedingly important. Our partnership with PnP has been a great success and enabled us to reach new heights in our campaign to help South African children grow into healthy adults,” explains Zizwe Vundla, Brand Director for Pampers South Africa. The First 1000 Days initiative aims to help raise awareness regarding the importance of proper nutrition during an infant’s first 1000 days. The right nutrition and care during this period influences not only whether a child will survive, but also his or her ability to grow, learn and rise out of poverty. “South African children continue to die from preventable causes, including pneumonia, HIV, TB, and diarrhoea. All these are influenced by poor health-seeking behaviour, healthcare, infectious diseases, nutrition and hygiene of the pregnant mother and child during the first 1000 days,” says Hervé Ludovic de Lys, UNICEF representative for South Africa. To play a part in the fight against South African infant mortality, visit UNICEF today. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 17 June 2018 – Fussell and Associates celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2018. Commenting on this milestone, Bob Fussell, Founder and Chairman of the Board said, “We are driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, which has enabled us to constantly push boundaries and enter new markets to better support our clients. We have our clients and partners to thank, for the trust they have placed in Fussell and Associates, which has helped us reach half a century, which we are very proud of! Fussell and Associates is proud to announce that they have been awarded their Category II Investment license, which makes this a double celebration for the company. This gives more breadth to their offering as they can now offer specialised investment assistance, which enables us to take ownership of the process which is important for clients. The fact that Fussell and Associates has been awarded this licence, at a time when few companies qualify for such is encouraging. During its half a century in business, Fussell and Associates have a proven long-term track record of achieving superior returns for their clients. Model portfolios are built by our financial advisers, following a process of in-depth financial analysis, to match the investment needs of their clients who have a portfolio of assets. The (MD) of the company, Andrew Fussell, added, “We attribute our success to our dedication in making a positive impact on the clients we serve, our team of professionals, the industry for which we care, and the communities in which we live.” About Fussell and Associates Founded in 1968, Fussell and Associates is an independent financial planning, Asset Management, Employee Benefits Consulting, Health Care Specialist, and Short Term Insurance company that is built on a heritage of more than 50 years. Our industry knowledge is unparalleled. We have an in-depth understanding of how complex financial products work and how these products can benefit you. Our . . .
Sex Toy Service a First for 1.7 Million Disabled South Africans Désir, SA’s Leading Adult Toy Retailer, Launches First Dedicated Service for Disabled South Africans Wednesday, 13 June 2018 CAPE TOWN More than 1.7 million South Africans live with complex disabilities, from quadriplegia, to age or accident related disability and sight impairment. These people live with a range of difficulties resulting from misconceptions related to their sexual health, something, a leading online sex toy retailer, wants to change with their online concierge service. Contrary to popular belief, disabled South Africans can and do have healthy sex lives. According to The Disability and Sexuality Project, prevailing myths and attitudes towards the sexuality of people with physical disabilities in South Africa is extensive. The most common – that disabled people are asexual, or without any sort of sex drive, this of course, is untrue, and keeps many healthy adults from enjoying a rich sex life, Dr. Wilson, a medical practitioner with specialist interest in physical rehabilitation, and chairman of the Southern African Spinal Cord Association, says that it is imperative that those with physical disability explore their sexuality… because it doesn’t just “go away”. Physically disabled South Africans face many unconventional challenges because of these persistent stigmas. Finding a romantic partner can be difficult, as can engaging in sexual activity with an existing partner. Many couples are not experiencing the full potential the right sex toy could introduce into their lives. Masturbation is also individually challenging, and for some – may be their only source of sexual expression. Désir’s referral sexologist, Catriona Boffard, says, “Sex will be different from what it is for able-bodied people. Sensations are different, response is different, and even turn-ons might be different, but it doesn’t mean that self-pleasure and pleasure from a partner can’t happen. When . . .
JBay – The JBay Winterfest event organisers are proud to announce the music lineup at the Corona Sunset Sessions, to be held at the Corona Open JBay contest site. The Corona Sunset Sessions will take place over both festival weekends 5-7 July and 12-14 July, and will feature some top South African musical acts. The Corona Sunset Sessions are all complimentary, and proudly brought to you by the Corona Open JBay. There will be 12 bands or artists over the two weekends, and every one of the shows are completely free of charge. There are no tickets to be bought, no bookings to be made and no queuing for anything. Just pitch up and enjoy the vibes. The Corona Sunset Sessions will take place in Pepper Street during the weekend evenings. Just make your way to the Corona Open prize-giving stage, where the bands will be setup for the evening shows. Venerated indie rock outfit Desmond and the Tutus is one of the headline acts, and they will be rocking the house on Saturday 7 July, along with Nic Preen and The World Of Birds. Friday 13 July, lucky for some, will see the hugely popular Cape Town-based rock act aKing perform, along with young and widely-liked Cape Town indie /rock band Crosscurrent, and looks like it will be a huge night. Good old rock ’n roll with a mix of dirty blues is the order of the day on the final evening of the Corona Sunset Sessions, as Jozi-based rock act Shadowclub take to the stage. One of the most celebrated local bands, Shadowclub will get the party going and will finish this year’s free Music Sessions on a high note. It’ll be busy on the final night, so pull in early. The Corona Sunset Sessions is a thank you and acknowledgement to the fans and spectators who come up every year to visit JBay and to watch the worlds’ best surfers competing at Supertubes, and to support our local contingent of surfers. This year we have Jordy Smith as well as Mikey February competing in the Corona Open JBay, as well as a yet-to-be-announced . . .
Tree felling Pretoria has invested in quality equipment worth millions of Rand to improve efficiency for commercial and residential projects. PRETORIA, June 7, 2018 – Trees are essential for the survival of human beings, however there comes a time when their removal in certain spaces is inevitable – if you are to avoid health and safety risks to the tree and people around the area respectively. Tree felling Pretoria offers cutting-edge tree cutting services that will make sure your needs are handled fast, and in a very professional manner. While launching new, state of the art machinery, the company director, Mr Ngomane, was quick to note that customers should look forward to better services from their team of fully qualified and experienced tree fellers. “We are only one phone call away whenever you need emergency tree removal services, stump grinding solutions, or certified site clearing experts. With these new equipment, we are more committed to help you get the job done.” The company has the best tree experts in the industry, therefore, this new development only serves to strengthen their resolve to remain the go-to tree fellers Pretoria wide for years to come. Mr. Bandile, a long-time client was quick to heap praise on the company for helping to raise the standards of service delivery. “Ever since Tree Felling Pretoria came into town, I have never had a problem with pruning, trimming, or caring for the vegetation on my backyard. They are always available on short notice and never compromise on quality no matter how big or complex a project is. You should try them out today.” CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Pretoria, June 07, 2018 - Locally owned software company BTK Software announced today the launch of the world’s first anti-poaching game for Android and Apple users namely POACHER DOWN. The initial version of this First Person Shooter (FPS) game utilizes 3 language options including Zulu and Afrikaans which is another first for international gaming. BTK Software designed the app to help curb the epidemic of poaching in Southern Africa and hopes to generate much needed international awareness and funds for this cause. BTK partnered with local anti-poaching organisation the Rhino Pride Foundation as the beneficiary of all national and international donations generated though the app. Poacher Down is an action-packed shooter game where the user needs to protect an array of animals from an ever increasing number of poachers. The user can choose from a range of weapons, guns, grenades and bullets. The game even has a slow motion action sequences for kill shots. “The idea from the beginning was to create a world class action game that is entertaining and fun to play. The more people that play the game the better. Users can help by simply clicking on a donation button in the game. We also plan on adding a couple more language options to unlock additional local and international market segments such as Mandarin, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and other South African languages. Players like to hear the poachers shout, cry and make jokes in their native tongue.” said CEO Werner van der Westhuizen Although the game comes across as gruesome and graphic at times, the user can simply switch off the blood and strong language in the game’s settings menu. Another perk in the game is the use of an international leader board where users can see their ranking compared to all the other players across the globe. This is definitely an innovative approach to creating awareness for the poaching epidemic and we look forward to see what the public will make of . . .
Johannesburg, June, 6, 2018 Scott Ambler and Mark Lines talk business agility in South Africa in July IndigoCube will once more host the internationally renowned and locally popular Scott Ambler and Mark Lines, creators of the Disciplined Agile Framework, but this time with a principally business focus for the first Business Agility Conference hosted in South Africa. The duo will host a conference and present workshops for a week in July aimed chiefly at business people rather than IT people. “The conference is about business agility,” says Jaco Viljoen, the principal consultant and head of digital at IndigoCube. “It’s agile for the whole business, not just IT, so it’s for business people curious about modern practices for the digital enterprise and how that affects all divisions from HR to finance, marketing and the rest.” Scott Ambler, the Senior Consulting Partner of Scott Ambler + Associates, is also the founder of the Agile Modeling (AM), Agile Data (AD), and Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) methodologies and the founding Member of the Disciplined Agile Consortium (DAC). Mark Lines is Managing Partner of Scott Ambler + Associates, coach and co-author, with Scott Ambler, of “Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Practitioner’s Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise”, which details their approach to DAD. “Scott and Mark compare this to a racing car,” he says. “IT is the engine but businesspeople put the agile, high performance engines into tractors and make them plough fields. Similarly, IT operations must become suitable high performance engines for the racing car chassis and drivetrain. Both must work together to be competitive in this extremely demanding world.” The two internationally renowned Canadians will be the main attraction at the conference on July 17, from 09:00 to 13:00 held in-conjunction with IBM at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. IndigoCube will provide training on Disciplined Agile (DAD) in conjunction with Scott . . .
Plantronics RIG 500 PRO Photo: Plantronics Stock Image Patent-pending RIG Game Audio Dial enables Xbox One and PS4 gamers to keep hands on their controllers while changing volume. Santa Cruz, Calif. – June 5, 2018 – Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), an audio pioneer and communications technology leader, today announced the RIG 500 PRO Series of gaming headsets, created to deliver high-fidelity audio in an ultra-lightweight design for the truly competitive gamer. RIG 500 PRO Series are the first gaming headsets to feature an exoskeleton earcup design with isolated inner acoustic chambers to reduce distortion, creating the ideal audio solution for today’s high-resolution gaming platforms. Premium 50 mm drivers deliver wide-range frequency response while dual-material ear cushions provide the combination of noise reduction and comfort competitive gamers need for long, focused sessions. In addition, the console editions come with the patent-pending RIG Game Audio Dial, a 3.5mm connector with integrated volume control for wireless game controllers. Console gamers can now adjust volume directly from the controller without lifting their hands. PC models feature an inline volume slider. “The new RIG 500 PRO Series takes the innovative modular design of the RIG 500 to the next level,” said Gregory Morquin, Category Business Manager, Gaming Products, Plantronics. “And, it continues the impressive number of firsts we’ve brought to competitive gamers, including the first VR-focused headsets, Dolby Atmos® activation and now, the RIG Game Audio Dial for Xbox One and PS4 wireless controllers.” RIG 500 PRO Series, available in Console, PC and Esports editions, builds upon the lightweight, modular design of the original RIG 500 with performance-boosting features including: • Premium 50 mm drivers for expanded frequency response • A removable noise-canceling microphone boom and flip-to-mute feature • Removable audio cables that can be easily swapped or replaced • Snap-in . . .
The In Good Company conference, hosted by Nation Builder, is taking place on 21 August 2018 at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria. The theme for this year is: South Africa matters. The fourth annual In Good Company conference will show how South African business is helping fix social problems with innovative social investment solutions. The conference conversations will explore home-grown ideas that solve local challenges in creative and sustainable ways. The speakers will highlight local social innovation solutions to fuel new, creative ways of doing business. The day will bring together businesses of varying sizes that are committed to lead social change in South Africa. A wealth of inspiring, local, talented people who tackle complex social challenges, and succeed, will share practical lessons, useful insights, and new ideas. Together, companies and communities are rewriting South Africa’s narrative, for good. Please visit the conference website for more information on the programme, which includes speakers like Dr Graeme Codrington (founding director of TomorrowToday), Mark Sham (founder and CEO of Suits & Sneakers, and of the Impello Incubation Hub), Carolin Gomulia (Senior Programme Head: Strategy, Fundraising, Communications and Advocacy - Institute for Justice and Reconciliation), Brent Lindeque (Good Things Guy), and many more coming soon. Dr Michael Mol will again be the MC. In Good Company 2018 is sponsored by Mergon, King Price Insurance, BrandSA and Stone Communication & Consulting. WHAT TO EXPECT: • Top local speakers sharing knowledge and practical expertise from their fields • Real world examples of innovative business solutions to local challenges • Networking with a community of like-minded business leaders • Ideas on how to best help improve the well-being of South Africans through social investment WHO SHOULD ATTEND: • Chief Executive Officers • Board Members • Senior Management • Corporate Social . . .
Good News for Home Owners and Businesses as Appliance Repairs Pretoria Announces a Reduction in Costs and Expenses of Repairing and Troubleshooting Appliances all over Pretoria. PRETORIA, May 17, 2018 – After days of deliberation and in a bid to help individuals from different financial backgrounds with their appliance repair needs, Appliance Repairs Pretoria has come up with the most effective rates system that will ensure clients save a lot of money and still enjoy quality services from the leading technicians Pretoria wide. The company is a pioneer in the industry and wants its clients to enjoy nothing short of the best solutions at affordable prices. Gone are the days when quality appliance repair services were only associated with people who had the money to pay. Appliance Repairs Pretoria is now charging clients competitive rates that are customized according to your needs and budget allocation too. “We understand that not all our clients are rich, which is why we want to offer cheaper but quality solutions that are devoid of any hidden charges,” said Mr. Brant Wagner, the company’s manager. The company troubleshoots and fixes a variety of appliances which include washing machines, refrigerators, microwaves and ovens, dish washer, and air conditioners. The model, or year of manufacture doesn’t matter, considering the technicians at Appliance Repairs Pretoria have more than 3 decades of combined experience. The guys know exactly what to do and how to do it, even when faced with complex malfunctions. If Ms. Lerato’s word is anything to go by, the company has the most qualified, professional, and friendly experts in town. “I called them one weekend to fix my washing machine and they showed up on short notice, got the job done, and even had time to inspect the air conditioner at no extra fee. I would recommend them to anybody who wants durable appliance repair solutions at low costs” says the mother of three who lives in the outskirts of . . .