Johannesburg –12 December 2017: Servest joined the sixth annual, Steyn City ‘Delivering Happiness to Diepsloot’ campaign, to bring some festive cheer to school learners in Diepsloot. The annual CSI project continues to bring cheer and joy ahead of the Christmas season to 12 000 primary school children in Diepsloot. “People are at the heart of our business at Servest, and we believe in relationships and human partnerships to create mutual success.” says Kumaran Pillay, Marketing and Sales Director for the Office Services division of Servest. Servest invests in local communities through the Lesipho Trust, a non-profit organisation, that provides bursary and business opportunities to previously disadvantaged individuals. “We have the opportunity to make a difference in the communities we operate in. Let’s seize the moment and build our nation, by investing in the education and happiness of our children” says Kumaran, on Servest’s involvement with the annual project. Servest joined forces with Steyn City Properties and other sponsors to donate food, beverages and stationery to fill the school bags with treats for each learner. These gifted school bags will provide learners with a sense of dignity and pride for the coming school year. Celebrity appearances added an extra touch of energy to the proceedings. This year, TboTouch, along with soccer legends Shaun Bartlett, Mark Williams, Marks Maponyane, cricketer Heino Kuhn, Man Cave presenter Janez Vermeiren, and DJs from Touch HD, including Sammy Sosa, Kyle Worde, and popular TV Chef Benny Masekwameng all attended. “We look forward to taking part again next year and creating more awareness around the initiative.” says Kumaran. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Servest joined hands with Steyn City Properties, Sponsors, South African Personalities, and the Community to Deliver Happiness to Diepsloot Learners. here: http://www.servest.co.za . . .
Cape Town, December, 7, 2017: Addiction and other self-destructive behaviours have a devastating effect on both the addict and their loved ones. Making the choice to book into a rehab facility and getting the necessary support and psychological help is paramount to long-term recovery and relapse prevention. But the treatment program chosen is just as important. Treatment for substance abuse and process-addictions is a complex matter that goes far beyond simply the abuse of drugs, alcohol, gambling and other vices. Treatment plans need to cater to the individual. There are countless rehab options available, so it is understandable to feel overwhelmed. Increasing there is a large group of professionals who support alternative recovery options to 12-Steps. When faced with the choice to opt for an alternative non-traditional program or traditional 12-Step program, what are the major benefits of opting for the newer, alternative treatment? The 12-Step Program and the Minnesota Model The 12-Step program was used in conjunction with the Minnesota Model which advocates complete abstinence from all mind-altering substances. 12-Step programs function more as peer support groups and self-help organisations. However, in a primary care facility, there are also a number of counsellors and other medical staff on hand to assist with detox and provide individualised care. Most rehabs and recovery centres use this model and for many people suffering from addiction the program has helped them enjoy a happy, productive, sober life. However, this program has had varying degrees of success, which has led to a number of patients seeking alternative treatments. One of the keystones vested in the 12-Step program postulates that alcoholism and addiction are a disease. 12-Step’s sees the dependence on drugs or alcohol as the ‘primary problem’. Non 12-Step programs sees recovery in a different light. Dependence certainly plays a major role in treating addiction but . . .
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, 29 November 2017 – Servest announced the completion of an R1.4m investment into a complete irrigation system which will improve the quality of plants and reduce growing times at their Restio Ridge growing operation. This is a huge benefit to Servest and their clients. The next phase of investment at Resito Ridge will aim to install a fertigation system to work in tandem with the irrigation system. Servest has also recently completed the introduction of biological control at Restio Ridge, which is a method of controlling disease using other organisms, rather than the traditional spraying of chemicals. Servest operates the largest interior plant growing operation in South Africa, and has two facilities, the main growing operation is called Restio Ridge and is 12km outside Malelane Mpumalanga. On average the growing operation holds approximately. 75000 specimen plants to supply the interior plants division with a steady supply of quality plants. Servest’s growing operation employs 26 staff, and includes a Guesthouse which can accommodate 10 guests and is available to rent. Servest rents land from local farmers for their expanding production which brings benefits to the local economy The intensive growing operation has a minimum of 70000 plants in the ground at any time, with an average growing time for each plant of four years, from the original cutting to the delivery to Lone Creek. Lone Creek is the home base for Servest installation teams; the acclimatisation and holding facility is where at any given time approximately 20000 specimens are stored and where all orders are received and prepared for delivery to the clients’ premises. Servest is unique in that it is the only interior plant service provider in South Africa that has their own growing operations. Servest also has a footprint in the operations used by their competitors and have growing agreements with several other growers in Mpumalanga and Kwa -Zulu Natal. “Our . . .
PRETORIA, 30 November 2017 - With it’s brand new range of beautiful designs, Fox Fable is filling a gap in the baby fashion and gifting market with their luxurious swaddling muslins, and blankets. The range is available through the brand’s own website at www.foxfable.co.za, or at select retailers throughout the country. “The wonders of muslin is incomparable to alternative wraps for babies - with it’s super soft, breathable texture it is perfect for even the most delicate preemie’s underdeveloped skin. With this range of designs - from bold, brights, to soft pastels - baby can now be as fashionable as mommy.” says Angelique du Toit, founder and owner of Fox Fable. Made from 100% cotton, or 70/30 bamboo/cotton mix for ultimate plushness, each item is packaged in a keepsake metal tin - creating a wonderful and easy gifting collection, and memorable unboxing experience for the mum-to-be. Founded in Pretoria in 2017, Fox Fable brings a collection of quality newborn baby products to the fashion-forward mother, using only the highest quality 100% cottons, and bamboo & cotton blends. Visit foxfable.co.za, or connect with Facebook/foxfablebaby CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Can’t make sense of fibre internet? Cell C’s Executive Head: Broadband, Dederick Venter explains what you need to know. Chances are you have seen the ads, the flyers, maybe even met the eager salespeople. Fibre internet is slowly expanding across South Africa’s metropolitan areas, introducing a new level of internet access that really stands beyond compare. Fibre is considerably faster than ADSL and more stable than the wireless signals from mobile broadband. The closest other option is LTE, which itself is blisteringly fast. But fibre is the king of this mountain. This certainly sounds like a good deal, but is it? What is fibre and should you cave in to your family’s calls to have it installed? That depends on what you are looking for, but if you live a connected life, you won’t regret ordering fibre. The traditional way to ferry the digital information of the internet around is to use copper cables, which carry electrical signals. But fibre sends beams of light down long translucent threads. This has several benefits: fibre do not decay as fast as copper lines and fibre is less exposed to interference. It is also very fast, comfortably offering speeds ten times that of ADSL and beyond. Even at its lower end - 10 to 20mbps (mbps is to internet speed what km/h is to cars) - fibre is more reliable. It also has more capacity, so no more fights over who is doing what online and draining all the speed. A 20mbps fibre link can comfortably carry the internet demands of a family of four or more. Through it you can stream HD movies, browse the web, hold video chats with friends and even control a security system - all at the same time. Sold? Great. But first you need to check if you have access to fibre, since networks are still growing their footprint. Consult the map of a fibre provider, such as on Cell C’s C Fibre website. If you do qualify, find a price and package that suits your needs and place the order. There are a few extra facts worth knowing. Fibre has . . .
With numerous local and international cycling personalities such as cycling commentator Phil Liggett and Olympic Gold medallist Elia Viviani in attendance, the latest ASG store opened in Pretoria last night. With over 1 000 square metres of retail space and an interior created from natural and recycled wood, ASG The Store in Olympus Village is a premier luxury cycling destination. Aside from world-class products, the store houses another ASG BikeScience facility that provides a holistic approach to improving cyclists' performance, health and efficiency. It applies the latest technology in bike set-up, nutrition, injury rehabilitation, training and coaching and a full-time biokineticist is on hand to assist cyclists. A special cryotherapy (exposure to extreme cold for enhanced recovery) room, virtual training centre and spinning studio complete the BikeScience offering. Cementing a collaboration between ASG and Gary Blem, a new technical service centre named ASG Bike Tech by Gary Blem was introduced. As chief mechanic for Team Sky, Blem has worked for some of the world's top riders such as Mark Cavendish, Sir Bradley Wiggins and currently Chris Froome. Another innovation is the real-time Ftech Total Look Lab. This studio provides cyclists the opportunity to create and participate in the live design of their cycling apparel using technology to match their shoes, eyewear, helmets and the like into a desired ‘look'. Speaking at the launch, ASG Group CEO Heinrich Dannhauser said their mission was to offer cyclists a unique, immersive experience and to give them access to top-class local and international products, expertise and best practice. "We aim to do this both through physical stores and, importantly, online." Go to www.asgthestore.com for more information. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
With the annual Afrikaans is Groot music festival now just around the corner, excitement is fast mounting among fans of Afrikaans music and culture throughout South Africa. This year the ever-popular event, which is being hosted at the new Time Square Sun Arena at Menlyn Maine in Pretoria East for the first time, promises to be bigger and better than ever. Pam Golding Properties, which has been part of the Menlyn Maine development from the outset, and is marketing The Trilogy Collection, says that it will have a strong presence at the Afrikaans is Groot festival to assist visitors who may wish to explore the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of investing in this exciting new development. “The cosmopolitan Menlyn Maine urban precinct is where it is all happening and visitors to the event who are looking for a superb apartment as a primary residence or as an investment property in an area where a massive buzz has been created, should make a point of visiting our onsite sales office at the entrance to the Square. Our colleagues are also available at the Pam Golding Properties Pretoria office in the Menlyn Maine shopping centre to assist anyone requiring further information,” says Retha Schutte, Pam Golding Properties Pretoria regional head. Afrikaans is Groot, which is in its sixth year and will be held between 24-25 November and 1-2 December 2017, announced earlier this year that it would be moving the event to the Time Square Sun Arena at Menlyn Maine as it can host 8 500 people and is now the largest and most superbly equipped in-door venue in the country. The organisers of the event say that they have an incomparable line-up of performers for the 2017 festival including Juanita du Plessis, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Theuns Jordaan, Laurika Rauch, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Lianie May, Karlien van Jaarsveld, and many other well-known artists. “We were delighted with this news as we are perfectly situated within a retail and entertainment mecca, and therefore . . .
South African Filmmaker Invents New Documentary Storytelling Medium with 3D Technology 3D-Printed Art Installation, “WATERTIGHT”, Debuts This Week at Prestigious IDFA DocLab Amsterdam, Netherlands – (November 16, 2017) – WATERTIGHT is a 3D-scanned and 3D-printed specimen collection of New York City habitats and the individuals that reside alone within them. Created by South African filmmaker Caitlin Robinson and Israeli artist Ziv Schneider, the collection premieres this week at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam - DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction. Today, more than a third of New Yorkers live alone. This is the only documented period in human history that housing infrastructure has supported multitudes of single occupant households – and the phenomenon is growing exponentially in cities all around the world. To tell this story, the collaborators pioneered a new form of documentary that uses present-day bleeding edge technology to continue the natural history tradition of specimen archiving. From 2015 to 2017, backed by a grant from Google, Robinson and Schneider embarked on an archaeological expedition in the USA, using a depth sensor to discover and preserve the manifestations of present-day living alone. The final exhibit, called WATERTIGHT, is an incomplete archive of this recent development in human ecology. Peek into these 3D printed miniatures to explore a transient reality captured in a plastic fossil, the size of your palm. The captured depth sensor data was converted into physical replicas. A computational process, called “watertight”, uses the internal structure of the apartment to extrapolate an external shape that is suitable for 3D printing. This results in seemingly organic artifacts that represent a subjective reality as seen through the eyes of an algorithm. WATERTIGHT will be on display from Thursday 16 to Sunday 26 November at the Flemish Arts Center De Brakke Grond (Nes 45). Website: . . .
Chris Jooste and Yzette Oelofse collected the biggest victories of their careers at the inaugural Tshwane Classic road cycling race that took riders through the heart of Pretoria today. The 98km feature event, which started and finished at the Voortrekker Monument, saw around 4 000 participants blitz past all of the city's major attractions on a balmy but windy morning. Jooste, who lined up alongside pro teams such as BCX and RoadCover, said he took advantage of being a "no-name" brand. "I didn't really know what to expect but I knew my legs were good so I just went to try my luck today," said the 22-year-old, who grew up in the small Western Cape town of Prince Albert before moving to Kliprivier in the south of Johannesburg. "As it was the first event, nobody really knew what to expect," said the Gauteng U23 road and time-trial champion. "We definitely didn't expect it to be such a windy day out on the highway. That made a big difference." Jooste said he took his time to settle in and sat comfortably in the bunch until he and RoadCover's Bradley Potgieter, ProTouch's Pieter Seyffert and four others set off in pursuit of two riders who had broken away roughly 40km in. Their efforts were rewarded shortly before the first major ascent and together the growing group started climbing to the finish. "Coming into the last 30km it gets tougher and tougher," explained Jooste. "When we started the first climb, going over the ridge, I put in some effort and split up the group." Then, on the Tom Jenkins climb, roughly 87km into the race, he decided it was now or never and put in a final effort to try and distance himself from his fellow escapees. "At the top I had about 100m on them and I just had to keep pushing until the end," said Jooste, who collected the white jersey for best young rider after placing fourth overall at the Mpumalanga Tour in January. He crossed the line in 2:12:57, a minute ahead of ProTouch's Jaydé Julius and Dimension . . .