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WHAT’S THE BEST SKINCARE PRODUCT FOR YOU? Media, Siam Botanicals

5 expert tips to help you make the right choice

Cape Town, 23 May 2017 – Choosing the right skincare product can be an overwhelming process, given the countless variations available. But it’s worth taking the time and trouble to get it right, because the right product for you can help you address complexion, pre mature aging problems and maintain a healthy skin.

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NATURAL AND ORGANIC SIAM BOTANICALS Media, Siam Botanicals

Skin- and environment-friendly beauty range ticks all the boxes

Cape Town, 23 May 2017 – The digital age has brought quality information within fingertip reach of most consumers, which means they’re more educated than ever before. This applies to the beauty industry as much as any other, with consumers becoming more aware of not only the products available, but of ingredients too.

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LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL? Media, Maerua Mall

Maerua Mall’s extended shopping hours will benefit both consumer and retailer

Windhoek, 23 May 2017 – The digital revolution has touched and changed every aspect of society, including, very significantly, shopping. For many people, it’s just not worth the time, trouble and expense of making a trip to a bricks-and-mortar mall when everything they might desire is available literally at their fingertips in the virtual world.

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SEPARATING THE WHEAT FROM THE CHAFF ,

Cape Town, 10 April 2017 – The digital age has brought quality information within fingertip reach of most consumers, which means they’re more educated than ever before. Being aware of global trends and the information reaching consumers can help spa owners decide on which products to stock to cater to their clients’ unique needs.

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HYPER-FUNCTIONAL FOODS BOOMING IN THE FMCG MARKET ,

Johannesburg, 10 April 2017 – Consumer interest in the relationship between diet and health has increased as consumers become more informed about how to get the most out of their daily food intake. At the same time, the Information Age has ushered in immediate accessibility of everything from news and shopping to booking holidays and keeping in touch with friends and family, and instant gratification is now the new normal. People want this in other spheres in their lives too, so it comes as no surprise that snacks made from natural ingredients, with added vitamins but no added sugars or preservatives, are becoming increasingly popular.

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THOUSANDS RUNNING FOR PEACE AT SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON Media, Sanlam Group

Cape Town, 5 April 2017 – With a record-breaking event on the cards this year, organisers are again aiming to capitalise on the rapid success of one of Africa’s iconic road races, with the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon used as a platform to promote development and peace through sport.

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VITAL INTRODUCES DELICIOUS ON-THE-GO SNACKS ,

Cape Town, 24 March 2017 – Our increasingly busy lifestyles mean less and less time for balanced meals, with grab-and-go snacks supplementing our diets. But, says Andrea du Plessis, nutritional expert at Vital Health Foods, many snacks contain large quantities of hidden sugars, fats and salt, and little nutritional value in terms of vitamins and fibre. “Vital Health Foods realised that there was a need to develop a snack that contributes to nutritional needs and is also delicious,” she says.

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VITAL HEALTH FOODS GROWS ITS FOOD CATEGORY Media, Vital

Cape Town, 24 March 2017 – With 70 years in the industry, vitamin and nutritional supplements manufacturer Vital Health Foods is perfectly positioned to play in the intersection between health supplements and food. Vital is a legacy brand in South Africa, trusted and credible. Vital understands that the shift to a healthier lifestyle includes smart diet choices. That’s why it makes sense for this established South African company to tap into the health and functional foods market.

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SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON CONTINUES TO SET THE STAGE FOR LOCAL TALENT Media, Sanlam

Capetonian to participate in this year’s Paris Marathon

Cape Town, 23 March 2017 –  Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, together with Sanlam and ASICS, has announced the winner of the 2017 all-expenses paid trip to this year’s Paris Marathon. Aaron Adams, 21 and hailing from Cape Town, will set off for Paris this April to take part in one of the world’s leading races.

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SIAM BOTANICALS LAUNCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA Media, Siam Botanicals

Cape Town, 23 March 2017 – Siam Botanicals, a deluxe range of all-natural skin, body, bath and spa products, is now available in South Africa. Made from only the finest organic ingredients sourced worldwide, Siam Botanicals products are used in premium hotels and resorts around the globe, including JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Amatara Destination Spa in Phuket, Soneva Jani luxury resort in the Maldives and Keemala Spa.

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CAPE TOWN CARNIVAL SET TO LIGHT UP THE MOTHER CITY Media, Cape Town Carnival

Cape Town, 13 March 2017 – The Cape Town Carnival takes place this year on 18 March along the Green Point Fan Walk. The parade will start at 19h00 and will be followed by a fabulous streetparty at which local award-winning DJs Fresh and Euphonik will entertain the crowds.

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AFRICA GETS GOLD Media, Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon awarded IAAF Gold Label Status

Cape Town, 7 March 2017 – Sanlam Cape Town Marathon organisers today announced it has been awarded IAAF Gold Label Status.

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DEVELOPING A WORLD-CLASS RETAIL LOOK Media, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre’s R2,5-billion, two-year phased refurbishment has positioned the mall as the dominant super-regional shopping centre in Tshwane. BILD Architects and Terra Ether Architects partnered to shape the look of what has become one of South Africa’s world-class retail destinations, says Eddie Pretorius, director of BILD Architects, that is considerably more than skin deep.

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MAERUA MALL BEGINS INTERIOR UPGRADE Media, Maerua Mall

Maerua Mall, established in 1990, is Windhoek’s original shopping centre. Located close to the heart of Namibia’s capital city and bordering the eastern suburbs, it welcomes over nine million shoppers every year.

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MENLYN PARK SHOPPING CENTRE BRINGS YOU THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE WITH EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF Media, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre offers everything under one roof, giving shoppers and their families the ultimate shopping experience. The centre’s marvellous tenant mix is spread over 500 stores and includes high-end international and local brands like H&M, Zara, Mr Price, Poetry and other luxury stores, As well as firm South African favourites such as Dis-Chem Pharmacies and Checkers Hyper.

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40 DAYS UNTIL CAPE TOWN CARNIVAL’S OCEAN ODYSSEY COMES TO LIFE Media, Cape Town Carnival

Cape Town, 08 February 2017 – With only 40 days to go until the Cape Town Carnival on 18 March, all teams are working at full steam to make the event truly spectacular. “Many months of creative workshopping are going into the design and concepts that will bring this year’s theme, AMAZA! – Ocean Odyssey, to life,” says Brad Baard, creative director of the Cape Town Carnival.

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ENTRIES OPEN FOR THIS YEAR’S SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON Media, Sanlam

Entries open today! This year’s Sanlam Cape Town Marathon takes place on the weekend of the 16 and 17 September. An opportunity for participants from both South Africa and around the world to run through the beautiful city of Cape Town, this iconic city marathon brings with it prize money in excess of R2 million, the largest sum ever offered for a South African standard marathon.

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IN THE MIX Media, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

There are many factors that contribute to the success – or otherwise – of a shopping centre, and getting the right tenant mix is right up there at the top of the list. The general manager of a major mall weighs in on what “tenant mix” really means.

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CHANNEL O TO ENTERTAIN CROWDS AT CAPE TOWN CARNIVAL Media, Cape Town Carnival

The Cape Town Carnival, an annual celebration of  creativity and diverse African identities, takes place on Saturday 18 March on the Green Point Fan Walk. And this year, Channel O, a sponsor of the event, is going to add plenty of pizzazz with a fantastic open-air after-party. “We’re very excited to be working with M-Net’s Channel O this year, making the carnival a brilliant all-round experience,” says Jay Douwes, CEO of the Cape Town Carnival.

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CAPE TOWN HOSTS AFRICA’S MAJOR STREET PARTY Media, Cape Town Carnival

Cape Town, 25 January 2017 – Everyone’s invited to this year’s Cape Town Carnival on Saturday 18 March on the Green Point Fan Walk. There’ll be live music, giant floats and eye-catching costumes, scrumptious street food and, of course, a hip-and-happening crowd with plenty of local celebrities getting in on the act. Up to 50 000 people are expected to come and experience the carnival and the magic it has to offer.

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OUTsurance takes new direction for life insurance adverts Media, Airfilms

New TV ad campaign, ‘What you get out of Life’, utilises evocative and emotive storytelling to change grudge-purchase perceptions.

Johannesburg, 30 September 2014 – OUTsurance has once again dared to do things differently, this time with its latest life insurance television commercial campaign. AIR Films’ stunning collection of TV ads captures the intimate development of relationships between family members over a time span of 15 years.

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A. Commercial. That. Really. Understands. Headaches. Media, Air Films

New Painblok television commercial plays on symbolism to pique consumer interest.

Paracetamol-based headache painkiller tablet, Painblok, is the subject of a new television commercial that harnesses the power of symbolism to communicate its intrinsic qualities.

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KOVSIES LOOK TO RETAIN THEIR TITLE AS TUKS REMAIN UNBEATEN! sport, Varsity Sports

Kovsies, Pukke, Maties and Tuks remain the strongest teams of this year’s Varsity Netball tournament, with the possibility of UJ moving up the log in weeks to come. This means that there is a chance of a 2013 repeat with Kovsies and Pukke in the final. However, Tuks has been holding the top position for a few weeks and they have shown no sign of backing down.

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KENYANS CLAIM VICTORY IN 2014 SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON ,

South Africa’s Largest Elite-Field Marathon Event Won By World-Record-Holding Kenyans.

Cape Town, 21September – Against the panoramic backdrop of Table Mountain and Signal Hill, on a sunny and windless spring morning, world-record-holding Kenyan national Willy Kibor ran to victory in the Sanlam Cape Town 42,2km Marathon in a time of 2h10m45s.

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STEPHEN MOKOKA WINS 10KM PEACE RUN AT SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON Sport, Cape Town Marathon

Cape Town, 21 September 2014 – South African long-distance runner Stephen Mokoka has won the 10km Peace Run at the 2014 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in a time of 28m44s.

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TOP SOUTH AFRICAN TRAIL RUNNERS DOMINATE PEACE TRAIL RUNS AT SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON sport, Cape Town Marathon

Cape Town, 20 September 2014 – The first two main events of the 2014 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon got off to an early start this morning in ideal weather conditions, with two of the country’s best off-road runners taking top honours in the Peace Trail 22km and Peace Trail 11km respectively.

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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon could provide huge economic boost ,

Cape Town, 17 September 2014: The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, to be held on Sunday 21 September, could bring immeasurable economic benefits to the Mother City by attracting athletes from around the globe and in the process, boosting city tourism. The recently announced sponsorship by financial services giant Sanlam will provide a major boost to plans for the marathon to be classified as an IAAF sports event – and will assist in placing Cape Town on the global stage alongside other famous marathon cities.

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TUKS ARE THIS YEARS VARSITY FOOTBALL WINNERS Sport, Varsity Sports

Tonight’s final Varsity Football match saw the crowds at the edge of their seats as both teams fought for the win. Newcomers UJ were a tough team to beat, but TUKS managed to retain their Varsity Football title. On the other side of the fence the TUT women’s team managed to secure their first Varsity Football title.

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FIRST VARSITY NETBALL GAME SEES NWU, UJ.NMMU &TUKS ON TOP OF THE LOG Sport, Varsity Sports

Varsity Netball, South Africa’s top intervarsity netball tournament, got off to a cracking start today at the Callie Human Centre in Bloemfontein; SANDF Kopanelo Hall in NWU in Potchefstroom; UJ Soweto Sports Hall in Johannesburg and the UCT Sports Centre in Cape Town. The six-week long tournament features eight of South Africa’s best netball-playing varsities.

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UN-BACKED PEACE CONFERENCE AND EXPO TO DEBUT IN CAPE TOWN Sport/Tourism, Cape Town Marathon

The Cape Town PEACE Conference and EXPO coincides with a number of peace initiatives taking place in the city, including the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Peace Runs and Relay events. 

Cape Town, 25 August 2014 – The United National’s Special Advisor on Sport for Development and Peace, Wilfried Lemke, has officially endorsed the first Cape Town Peace Conference and Expo, being organized by the Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace in association with the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon.

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TUKS & UJ WILL BATTLE OUT FOR THIS YEARS VARSITY FOOTBALL TITLE sport, Varsity Sports

Tonight’s semi-final matches both ended with penalty shootouts which led to TUKS and UJ making it through to the finals. UJ have proven their football abilities during their debut year, and are a force to be reckoned with. However, Last year’s winners will fight to continue being the Varsity Football title holders. This exciting energy will definitely make for an entertaining football final- one not to be missed! The TUKS ladies football team have also made it to the final where they will be playing against USSA champions TUT.

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INCREASED SALES FOR OUTSURANCE RESULTING FROM TALKING WALLETS TVC CAMPAIGN Marketing, Airfilms

Brains behind the production of round two of the animated ‘Talking Wallets’

Insurance giant, OUTsurance, achieved increased volumes of both car insurance quotes and sales in the first quarter of 2014. This was largely due to the new ‘Talking Wallets’ television commercial campaign, which clearly appealed to consumers.

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R3,9 MILLION RAISED TO FIGHT WOMAN AND CHILD ABUSE health, Vital Foundation

The Vital Foundation was established to join the fight against woman and child abuse and has received massive public support. 

Cape Town, 8 August 2014: The impact of woman and child abuse on social wellbeing and our economy is staggering. In a study conducted three years ago by the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the average cost of each domestic violence incident was R4864,64 compared with an average monthly income of R3393,28 resulting in a household deficit of R1471,36.

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PEARL VALLEY GOLF COURSE SCORES A BIRDIE FOR CHARITY Sport/Tourism, Pearl Valley

Multi award winning golf course in the Paarl/ Franschhoek Berg River Valley, Pearl Valley, has donated R 84, 000 this year to three local charities desperately in need of community support.

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PEARL VALLEY RISES TO MEET DEMAND FOR COUNTRY LIVING IN THE CAPE WINELANDS ,

Recent real estate trends show increasing local and international interest in property in the renowned and picturesque Cape Winelands.  Price competitiveness, excellent value, a healthy variety of lifestyle and homeowner options, proximity to Cape Town and the truly magnificent surroundings are just some of the reasons local real estate agents have identified as fuelling the keen attention of a range of property buyers.

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NMMU BOUNCE BACK INTO THE COMPETITION AS UJ MOVES TO THE TOP OF THE FOOTBALL STANDINGS Sport, Varsity Sports

The competition in the fifth round of Varsity Football is heating up with the unbeaten UJ moving to the top of the log. Kovsies disappointed many today and might face elimination if no improvements are made. This leaves newcomer teams Limpopo and Western Cape at the bottom of the log.

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THE FOURTH ROUND OF VARSITY FOOTBALL SEES MANY TEAM IMPROVEMENTS sport, Varsity Sports

The fourth round has many fans cheering their teams on as NWU moves to the top of the Varsity Football standings. The underdogs continue to improve and the tops teams are fighting to maintain their positions. Who will take this year’s Varsity Football title?

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VARSITY FOOTBALL CONTINUES TO SURPRISE sport, Varsity Sports

The third round of this year’s exhilarating Varsity Football is off to a great start with all the teams proving their ability by fighting for the title. Last year’s winners have shockingly moved to the fourth position on the log with newcomers UJ ranking 1st

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VARSITY SPORTS ATHLETES SHINE AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES sport, Varsity Sports

Three of South Africa’s best inter-varsity sports competition athletes have won medals in Glasgow in the last few days. University of Johannesburg athletes Zarck Visser and Rushwal Samaai took silver and bronze respectively in the long jump, and the University of Free State’s Wayde Van Niekerk took silver in the 400 metres. These remarkable achievements prove that Varsity Sports is a world-class platform for South African sports talent.

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MAJOR NEW SPONSORSHIP DEAL FOR CAPE TOWN MARATHON Investment from financial services giant to propel race onto world marathon stage ,

Cape Town, 3rd July 2014: The Cape Town Marathon has secured a major new naming rights sponsorship from financial services giant Sanlam. The sponsorship will allow the marathon – renamed the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon with immediate effect – to fast-track its plans of being classified as Africa’s first World Marathon Majors (WMM) race and in the process boost city tourism by attracting athletes from around the globe.

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COOL WITH A CONSCIENCE ,

A Made in South Africa label is the cool factor that savvy fashion shoppers are increasingly looking for.

Buying local has become the mantra of the switched-on middle classes world over. Local farmers’ markets are the weekend haunts of chic urbanites discovering the latest delicacy and stocking up on organic produce guaranteed to have as few food miles on the clock as possible. But does the same buy local appeal apply to clothing and fashion? Is clothing ‘fresher’ and more ethical if it’s produced by South African firms using local design talent? And why don’t cheap imports from China and the Far East have the same cool factor?

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SOUTH AFRICA’S COMMERCIALS DIRECTORS TO WATCH IN 2014 ,

No set working hours, no routine and something different every day. This might leave one thinking that the life of a film director is one of glamour, excitement and thrills.

The reality is that it can be one of the toughest jobs in the world – shooting in all kinds of weather conditions, day or night, from sweltering heat to freezing cold, tight schedules and a myriad different personality types are just some of the many challenges film directors face on a daily basis.

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INGENUITY AND PRAGMATISM ALLOW HOLLARD TO QUIETLY CAPTURE ONLINE MARKET film, AIR Films

South Africa’s top challenger brand in the financial services sector, Hollard Insurance, has launched online a bundle of five easily accessible, day-to-day living insurance products for its brokers and their clients, with the help of an owner managed and run design agency and film and television production company.

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR A MARATHON sport, Cape Town Marathon

Easy-to-follow three-month guide to building up to a 42.2km run

With Africa’s first city marathon taking place on 21 September 2014 in Cape Town, and already 1500 entrants signed up within the first month of registration opening, runners are eager to take advantage of the scenic value and spectator benefits that this newly revitalised marathon event will offer. The question, though, on many a mind is how do runners prepare themselves for such a task, especially over the notoriously flu-prone winter period, when every bit of spare time available is required for training.

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CAPE TOWN MARATHON SETS ITS SIGHTS ON THE WORLD MAJORS sport, Cape Town Marathon

Already host to a legendary cycle tour and a world-famous ultra-marathon, Cape Town is now seeking to raise her sporting profile as the grand city course for that pinnacle of all long-distance races, the classic Olympic 42.2km marathon.  Invigorated by a new partnership between the City of Cape Town, Western Province Athletics (WPA) and ASEM Running, the 2014 Cape Town Marathon will be the first year of a focused, long-term development plan which is endorsed by two of South Africa’s sporting greats, Francois Pienaar and Elana Meyer.

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ME? RUN A MARATHON? Sport, Cape Town Marathon

Running a 42km may just be easier than you think. Experts comment in the build-up to Africa’s first city marathon in September – the Cape Town Marathon

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Say What You Mean To Say , Big Blue

Now more than ever, the T-Shirt is your personal bumper sticker. Hear what two of SA’s most prolific designers of Tees have to say on the matter.

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WHERE DO THEY SIT AND WHY? Snapshot Of South Africa’s Best Brand Designers And Who They Bat For. Design, Engage

Our country is home to some of the world’s finest designers, across a myriad of genres. Growing international interest in the highly popular Design Indaba and last year’s awarding of World Design Capital to the City of Cape Town speak to this idea.

With Africa’s broader consumer economy opening up like never before, it’s little wonder that European and American brand custodians are leaning more and more on South Africa’s design and branding expertise to help shape a successful entry into a highly competitive environment, full of many different cultural nuances.

The question, though, is where do these designers sit and why?

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LUMA AND AIR FILMS CREATE TALKING WALLETS FOR OUTSURANCE Animation, Film, Luma, Airfilms

In a bid to reinforce its value proposition in the face of a growing price-conscious South African market, insurance giant OUTsurance, an advertising leader in the financial services sector, has successfully launched its “Talking Wallets” campaign.

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SOUTH AFRICAN ANIMATORS WORK MAGIC IN CZECH REPUBLIC Animation, Luma

One of Europe’s largest car manufacturers, Skoda, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, situated in the Czech Republic, has just signed off a CGI (computer generated imagery) campaign for social media and digital channels, work produced by Johannesburg-based Luma for the manufacturer’s HR department.

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HEALTHY HERB AND SPICE RANGE, OFFERING FOOD-LOVING SOUTH AFRICANS A BETTER ALTERNATIVE FMCG, Natural Herbs and Spices

Dramatically reducing the need for additives and preservatives, extending products’ shelf life and diminishing the risk of contracting foodborne diseases such as Salmonella, E. coli or Listeria are just some of the benefits of steam pasteurisation of food.

Natural Herbs and Spices is leading the way, providing an extensive range of 100% natural, steam pasteurised, preservative and GMO-free range of herbs and spices; and with a huge following in Australia, Japan, US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the time has come to give South Africans a healthier, cost-effective alternative.

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HEALTHY, COMPETITIVELY PRICED HERB AND SPICE BRAND GROWING ITS INTERNATIONAL APPEAL LOCALLY FMCG, Natural Herbs and Spices

Natural Herbs and Spices, a family-inspired brand of 100% natural, steam pasteurised, preservative and GMO-free range of herbs and spices, is growing its international appeal locally by expanding its retail network through major outlets including Pick ’n Pay, Spar, and Dis-Chem and its product line is increasing to accommodate a variety of consumer tastes and preferences.

 

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VULNERABLE CHILDREN THE REAL WINNERS AT THIS YEAR’S EVENT Celebrities To Putt For Charity At Pearl Valley Celebrity Charity Golf Day Sport, Tourism, Pearl Valley

Celebrities To Putt For Charity At Pearl Valley Celebrity Charity Golf Day

For a second year running, the who’s who of media, entertainment, sport and commerce will converge on the Western Cape’s best conditioned golf course*, Pearl Valley Golf and Country Estate, to play for children in dire need of paediatric healthcare at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

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PEARL VALLEY GOLF & COUNTRY ESTATE INTRODUCES NON-RESIDENT GOLF MEMBERSHIP , Pearl Valley

Award-winning lifestyle and golf destination, Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate, has broadened their membership offering for 2014 through the introduction of Non-Resident Golf Membership.

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LUXE ESTATE LIVING ON THE UP IN SOUTH AFRICA , Pearl Valley

275,000 properties are currently situated in estates dotted around South Africa. Of these, 85% are considered security estates, while another 12% are part of larger, more luxurious golfing estates.

Preceding the subprime mortgage crises that began in 2008, estate development was growing at an annual rate of close to 30%, with the major driver being a demand for secure living.

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