The promising career of teenage cyclist Ian Els has been given serious impetus with his recent appointment as an ambassador for HEAD Bikes in South Africa. The 15-year-old Pretoria schoolboy will make his debut as an ambassador for the cycling equipment giant on Saturday in Bloemfontein, where he will compete in the SA National XCO Championships. Under HEAD Bikes SA, the highly rated HEAD bicycles are available to South African consumers following a distribution agreement signed with the European parent company late last year. The Garsfontein grade 9 pupil will have his first chance to carry out his role at a major event in Bloem this weekend as he strives to consolidate his position as one of the country's most talented young mountain bikers. He is over the moon with the chance he has received and described the call from HEAD Bikes SA to join them as an ambassador as "my greatest phone call ever". "The HEAD Bikes team have strong values because cycling is their life, too, and they also love every second of what they do," said Els. Having started on July 1, he will fill the role until August 31 next year, getting a dream opportunity to promote HEAD's quality products. The partnership will provide him with a top-of-the-range hardtail bike from HEAD, the Trenton IV. In addition he will receive casual HEAD apparel and a Westfalia BC 75 bicycle carrier to make travelling to and from races easier. Having been a cycling fanatic since he can remember, Els, who lives in Zwavelpoort in Pretoria, said the bike had always been "my happy place". "To be the South African champion in XCO and represent my country is my aim, but I think the most important thing in life is to love and enjoy what you do," said last year's Spur Schools Series national champion. "Cycling is my life. I work very hard, but I love every second of it. "When younger cyclists approach me and I realise that I have made a difference - well, that is why we live." Having made . . .
South Africa’s noodle bars, burger joints, tapas restaurants and cafés are once again gearing up to battle for the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries. The winners will be determined by star ratings on the new Eat Out app and the Eat Out website. Now in its fourth year, this search for the best casual restaurants in the country shines the spotlight on where South African foodies love to eat regularly. The list of winners is determined by combining star ratings by the public on the Eat Out app and eatout.co.za with ratings by the Eat Out panel of professional critics. Ratings for the full year from 1 September 2017 until 31 August 2018 are tallied to determine a shortlist for each of the categories per province. The categories for the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries are: Best Asian Eatery, Best Bistro, Best Burger Eatery, Best Coffee Shop, Best Country-Style Eatery, Best Indian Eatery, Best Italian Eatery, Best Seafood Eatery, Best Steakhouse, Best Food Truck, Best Tapas Eatery and Best Mexican Eatery. To vote for their favourites, restaurant goers can download the Eat Out app or visit eatout.co.za to rate and review the eateries they have visited in the last year. Users can post as many reviews as they like, but only one per person per restaurant will be counted. The closing date for reviews by the public for this year’s accolades is 31 August 2018. For each review posted, Eat Out will also pledge a meal for a hungry child through Rise Against Hunger SA. The ultimate winners will be announced at events on 9 October in Cape Town, and on 16 October in Johannesburg. “It’s always exhilarating to see the community coming together – the restaurants encouraging their happy patrons to review, and the passionate fans taking the time to tell us about their food heroes. Rating and reviewing is quicker and easier on our new app, so we’re looking forward to hearing from even more food lovers across SA,” says Eat Out deputy editor Linda . . .
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Recovery Direct is one of the most exclusive psychological and addiction treatment centres in South Africa. Nestling in a quiet Constantia road, flanked by rolling vineyards, ancient oaks and the breath-taking grandeur of the Constantiaberg mountains, the centre offers a perfect and tranquil environment for recovery. Stunning multi-functional suites, each decked out in Victorian colonial style with en-suite bathrooms, balconies and panoramic views, offer outstanding accommodation for guests who want an upmarket and comfortable rehab experience. Recovery Direct was founded by Vaughan Pankhurst, who recognised the need for a novel approach to addiction treatment after he had successfully completed his own nine-year own journey into long-term recovery. Vaughan realised early on that trauma lies at the heart of addiction, and his centre is unique in that it consciously addresses the underlying traumatic issues on which addiction feeds. As such, it challenges the stigmas surrounding addiction and substance use by focusing its treatment approach around the belief that the effects of trauma lead people to become addicts. This approach contrasts with other rehabilitation centres in that Recovery Direct does not follow a 12-step programme in its treatment methodology. This non-punitive approach is intentional – it enables the centre and its healthcare workers to focus on resolving clients ‘problems by addressing the trauma and pain that drove them to addiction. It also carefully dismantles the destructive forces driving their addictions. Patients are required to see their counsellors every day, as opposed to once or twice a week. This regularity fast-tracks the healing process and enables recovery goals to be achieved sooner. The centre is eco-friendly and environmentally conscious – electricity is produced by energy-efficient solar panels, and water is provided by a natural spring. The exclusive rehab treats a wide spectrum of conditions, from alcoholism, . . .
By Sandile Mbulawa (Head: Resource Finance) The positive outlook for the copper sector bodes well for Zambia and its copper mines with copper comprising around 60% of the country’s total exports, while the country is expected to produce more than 1 million tonnes of the metal this year. Mining companies such as Canadian-based First Quantum Minerals (FQM) are expanding their copper mines to cater for expected growing demand particularly from the Chinese market, a major driver of consumption. The outlook for copper has not always been so positive with the sector experiencing prices as low as US$2/lb in 2016, compared to a peak spot price of $3.30/lb in 2018 so far. The copper price rose by 30% in 2017, however, the price has softened somewhat of late alongside a strengthening US dollar. The longer-term outlook is buoyed by lower mining costs, and global undersupply caused to a large extent by demand from China’s power and infrastructure sectors and increasingly by rising electric vehicle production globally. The engine used in conventional cars usually contains about 20kg of copper while engines in an electric car contain copper weighing about 80kg. Some forecasts expect refined copper to register a deficit of 251 000 tonnes in 2018 and remain undersupplied until 2023. Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) identified an opportunity to offer FQM debt funding by co-arranging a $400m term facility for its subsidiary Kalumbila Minerals. RMB participated for $100m in the facility which is repayable over three years, with the option to extend for another two years. The facility, finalised at the beginning of this year, was structured to fit within the group’s corporate capital structure which includes $6.0bn of bonds with various maturities and was tailored to dovetail with the FQM corporate facility provided in 2017. The facility provides the group with additional cash as it grows its business further, taking into consideration the positive long-term growth outlook for the . . .
KWAZULU-NATAL, BLYTHEDALE COASTAL ESTATE – Due to its immense popularity, the South African Obstacle Course Racing industry has, over the past few years, ensured that this past weekend’s inaugural South African Obstacle Course Racing Championship was a world-class event according to the two 2018 South African OCR Champions, Thomas van Tonder and Trish Bahlmann. Responsible for bringing the OCR Championships to South Africa is Fritz Pienaar, CEO of Advendurance and the Warrior Company, powered by Reebok, and SAOCR, which was endorsed by Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC). The first South African OCR Championships was held in conjunction with at Toyota Warrior Race #5 at Blythedale Coastal Estate on the 14th and 15th July 2018. Set against a backdrop of pristine beaches, unspoiled forest, rivers and estuaries, the Blythedale Coastal Estate was the perfect setting for the South African OCR Championships. The OCR World Championships structure is Age Group and Pro Championships, and by building upon the 10Km Commando Elite and 15Km Black Ops Elite divisions respectively, each event featured distinct championship obstacles, with exclusive podium medals and a prize purse exceeding R200 000. Featuring a full compliment of South Africa’s top OCR athletes, the Black Ops Elite/SA OCR Championship race was a gruelling 19km trail course with 35 Warrior series finale obstacles that included four brand-new obstacles. The top three male and female athletes would receive cash prizes and free entry into the Pro Division World OCR Championships to be held on 19 - 21 October 2018 in London, England. The men’s Black Ops Elite/SA OCR Champs race was hotly contested between South Africa’s top 2 OCR athletes, Thomas van Tonder (Warrior Brand Ambassador) and Claude Eksteen (Supa Mama). It was neck-and-neck, changing the lead throughout the race, but it was Van Tonder who proved strongest on the day, crossing the Championship line in 01h44m19s, just six minutes . . .
New Xcite Energy Cider with guarana lets your X-factor shine Go for gold and release the X-factor within you with new Xcite, the guarana energy cider with attitude. The new gold standard for ciders, Xcite Energy Cider is made with 100% locally grown and pressed golden delicious apples and guarana fruit extract for a crisp, refreshing taste and a sassy burst of energy. Strutting her stuff with two juicy flavours, Apple & Guarana and Berry & Guarana, new Xcite Energy Cider has that vivacious sparkle that stands out in a crowd. It gives you a fabulous energy boost to stay on-trend, whether you are out with your girls, on a date with your significant other or just having fun in the sun. As your passport to glamour, new Xcite is well balanced with an alcohol content of 5%. It comes in stylish shimmering 275ml glass bottles and 440ml cans; and will take you to the next level with vibrant, uplifting energy. Look out for new Xcite Energy Cider at chic city hang-outs, bars and restaurants. You can also find it at leading stores retailing at around R14.99 per bottle and R16.99 per can. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
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Johannesburg, July, 17 2018. This year’s campaign was built around three important points that differentiate Nexia SAB&T from other firms; its global relevance through Nexia International, local presence with offices in all 9 provinces of South Africa and a dedication to our clients that builds on the new brand proposition, namely that of being ‘Closer to you, from the Ground Up’. ‘Closer to you, from the Ground Up’ strongly resonates with the history of our firm, which was established by two entrepreneurs 24 years ago, and has grown to be one of the 10 largest accounting practices in South Africa. Just growing the Nexia SAB&T business has not been an achievement enough for us, as such we continually look to find ways to demonstrate to our clients and the communities we come from how we can serve them in a manner that is closer to them and assists them from the ground up. The idea for the campaign was as a result of having identified GIBS as a strategic partner as we were exploring the idea of aligning our brand with one that is world renowned for its professionalism and focus on people development. We felt there were a lot of synergies because Nexia SAB&T is a firm that invests in our people throughout their careers. GIBS having seen that we shared similar values offered us the opportunity to get involved with the Bambanani Car Wash and consider taking them on as our Enterprise Development beneficiaries. Nexia SAB&T having over the years been directly involved in the upliftment of entrepreneurs decided that this would be a perfect fit for us and so on the 1st May 2018 we embarked on a campaign to provide the young entrepreneurs with eco-friendly car washing machines fully equipped with detergents and cleaning materials. We also provided clothing and branding which increased their visibility to the GIBS students and will continue to assist with mentorship and guidance over the next 2yrs. The goal being that at the end of our agreement we have . . .
Twenty-eight promising young South African soccer players aiming to make their mark at the International Sport Federation for people with Intellectual Disabilities (INAS) World Football Championships have received some well-deserved support through Netcare’s Healthy Lifestyle Trust. “We whole-heartedly welcome the opportunity to support the South African Sports Association for the Intellectually Impaired (SASA-II) in their bid to send a team to the INAS World Football Championships in Sweden in August 2018,” announced Peter Warrener, Group human resources director at Netcare and a trustee of Netcare’s Healthy Lifestyle Trust. The aim of the Trust is to promote the physical well-being of South Africans through healthy lifestyle initiatives. The sponsorship of over R500 000, covers the costs of transport, accommodation and meals for the 28 soccer players for three five-day training camps ahead of the INAS World Football Championships. “In our view the SASA-II sponsorship will unlock enormous value by developing the potential of each of these talented individuals on their way to the World Football Championships,” he adds. Netcare has long demonstrated its commitment to promoting the creation of a society and economy that is inclusive of all South Africans, specifically focusing on broadening opportunities for people with disabilities. To this end, Netcare launched its Sinako Project in 2012 to assist unemployed young South Africans with disabilities to enter the mainstream economy. This on-going project offers structured internships and learnerships in a number of fields for people with disabilities. The project enables people with disabilities to develop the technical skills that will afford them real opportunities in the workplace. Upon completion of the learnership or internship, many of the candidates are permanently employed within Netcare. Towards the end of 2017, Netcare also entered into an enterprise and supplier development partnership with . . .