Tyger Valley Smiles Last Longer

Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, Energizer and the TygerBurger have joined forces to make the smiles of the Newkidz on the Block charity last longer this festive season with the annual Wish Tree campaign.

Newkidz is a Brackenfell based non-profit organisation that refurbishes shelters, care centres and early childhood development centres to uplift vulnerable children and underprivileged communities.

This festive season, Newkidz will share the cheer with children in its community, thanks to Tyger Valley Shopping Centre in partnership with its shoppers, who aims to gather approximately 150 gifts for the children.

The team will erect their Christmas Wish Tree at the Woolworths Court situated on the Upper level from 4 – 29 November 2013, which will be decorated with gift tags, each holding a gift wish from one of the Newkidz children.

Shoppers are encouraged to take part in the annual Wish Tree campaign by taking a tag off the Wish Tree and purchasing the wish on the tag to spread the festive cheer.

Wish Tree elves will be at the Woolworths Court to assist with free gift wrapping to ensure that the wishes reaches the Newkidz children to make their smiles last longer this festive season. The gifts will be delivered to the children at the beginning of December.

“As the makers of the World longest lasting AAA and AA batteries, we wanted to make the festive cheer last longer this year and we are very proud to be involved with the Tyger Valley Wish Tree,” says Rashmi Vadivelu Brand Manager of Energizer South Africa. “By sharing our positive energy, together we can make the world a better place with brighter smiles”

Now that’s Positivenergy!

For more information about Tyger Valley Shopping Centre and its involvement in the Making Smiles Last Longer campaign, please phone 021 914 1822 or visit www.tygervalley.co.za.

For more information about Energizer and its That’s Positivenergy activities, please visit the website at www.energizer.co.za.

Jordan Callies takes home gold at the Coca-Cola Amateur Cup finals

Jordan Callies proves they have what it takes to be the top amateur soccer talent in the Western Cape as they take home the Coca-Cola Cup trophy.

This past weekend saw the nail biting finals of the Coca-Cola Amateur Cup where Jordan Callies and Sporting United went head-to-head to battle it out for the top spot in the amateur soccer tournament. Jordan Callies was victorious with a 4 -3 win against their competition. The finals were played at Philippi Stadium to a crowd of around 2 500 excited fans.

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Planning your year-end function – made easy!

Caption: Let EnOv8 Event Management help you to conceptualise décor themes for your year-end function this year.

It’s that time of the year again to be creative and start planning your company’s year-end function. Nicole Rollings, owner of EnOv8 Event Management, shares some handy tips to make your event the best of the best!

“Planning your end-year function does not have to be a tedious task. If you plan well in advance, you have the space to be creative and to thank your staff for their hard work during the year in a really memorable way,” comments Rollings.

  1. 1.     Plan ahead

Venues get booked up very quickly for year-end functions. It is a good idea to start looking now if you have not started already. Planning is vital to ensuring a successful event.

  1. 2.     Compare venues

Make sure you are getting the best value for money. “EnOv8 always provides clients with at least three options to select from. This way, they can compare the pros and cons, as well as the costs for each venue and make an informed decision on the venue that best fits their requirements,” says Rollings.

  1. 3.     Food, glorious food!

Make sure to check dietary requirements with all the attendees so that no one feels put out on the day. Dietary sensitivities are increasing in our modern world, and many people are very specific about what they will or will not eat – not just for religious reasons, but often because of moral reasons, allergies and intolerances too!

  1. 4.     Gifts all around

If your event is for your clients, include a special branded gift they can take with them to remember the event by. “We always suggest looking for a practical gift that your clients are likely to use again and again, to keep your brand top of mind”, says Rollings. “You could even use this idea when inviting your clients to the event. We still love the trend of sending out custom cupcakes to invite special guests”.

  1. 5.     Interaction is key!

If your event is for staff, you could use some of the time to help teams bond and get to know each other better. Always plan a few activities to keep it entertaining. Get members of the team to act as programme managers – you will be surprised which stars shine when they are in front of a crowd!

  1. 6.     Leave the ‘cheese’

Don’t go with cheesy, overdone themes. Your guests will appreciate it if you put a bit more thought into it. You could even involve them by running a small survey ahead of time, and then get their votes on the three most requested themes.

  1. 7.     The little things

Add little touches that make the event memorable, keeping the theme running throughout like a golden thread, but don’t overdo it.

  1. 8.     Call an event manager

Contact an event manager if you don’t have the time to organise your own year-end function. They are not as expensive as you might think and can provide you with a lot of advice and skills to make your event one to remember!

For more information about EnOv8 contact 021 404 0645 or visit www.enov8.co.za. Join EnOv8’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Enov8

Photographer: Juliette Bisset

Carehaven’s new reception area a welcome addition

Caption: Nestled in Cape Town, The Salvation Army’s Carehaven is a place of refuge for abused women and children. To continue their commitment to the community, the shelter needs a lot of support and as a result, Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev – local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company products in the Western and Northern Cape) has recently kindly donated a spacious Bonaqua container to be used as its new reception area.

Since the shelter’s inception in 1990 to help those in need, Carehaven has empowered over 5000 women and children from previously abusive backgrounds. During this time they made do with a very small reception area inside the building with no adequate space for day-to-day administrative activities and no private waiting area for their future dwellers.

“The beautiful new Bonaqua container is now situated right at the entrance of Carehaven making our operations run a lot smoother. It is imperative for us as a shelter to offer secure refuge for mistreated women and children; the larger reception area provides new residents with a safer and more private waiting area,” comments Frankie Burgoyne, Administrator at Carehaven.

According to Burgoyne, every aspect of the shelter has a part to play in making the facility comfortable for the abused. Security is vital for Carehaven to run smoothly and with the reception area now at the entrance of the shelter, those who are in need of assistance and wish to enter can be supervised with no disturbance to the residents.

“We are very thankful to PenBev for donating the beautiful container and making a difference to the lives of so many abused women and children. The new reception area is one step further in making Carehaven a high security shelter,’ concludes Burgoyne.

“We are pleased that we are once again able to assist Carehaven with a container and make it easier for the staff to be able to do the good work they do for the women and children within the community,” comments Denise Green, Corporate Social Investment Manager at PenBev. This initiative forms part of PenBev’s community programmes which assist in uplifting and empowering the communities in which they operate in.

For more information about Carehaven and how you can contribute contact 021-638-5511. Join Carehaven’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheSalvationArmyCarehaven

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Sharing for longer lasting smiles

The festive season will kick off earlier this year and promises to be even brighter than before with Energizer’s “What’s in the box?” Campaign that launched on 01 October 2013.

Energizer, the makers of the world’s longest lasting AAA and AA batteries, has committed itself to expand its longer lasting power to also Make the Festive Season Last Longer this year by rewarding customers with exciting daily prizes.

This extended holiday cheer campaign, including on pack stickers, social media, radio, mall and point of sale activations, will run through October, November and December 2013.

As part of the Making the Festive Season Last Longer campaign, Energizer is also partnering with five malls and thousands of community members to spread the festive cheer among local children’s charities to make their smiles last longer during the extended festive season.

“We believe everyone has the power to make a positive impact,” says Rashmi Vadivelu, Brand Manager, Energizer South Africa. “By sharing our positive energy, together we can make the world a better place with brighter smiles.”

Community members and local shoppers across South Africa are encouraged to share the festive spirit by either buying gifts off the children’s wish lists or by sharing the festive spirit by giving gifts of their choice to the children from these charities.

The campaign will run through October until December 2013 before Energizer and the various malls will host parties for the children across South Africa where these gifts, smiles and the spirit of the festive season will be shared.

The Making Smiles Last Longer campaign forms part of Energizer’s That’s Positivenergy™ campaign that was brought to life in South Africa by offering great opportunities to all South Africans to participate in activities geared towards making a difference, while standing a chance to win terrific prizes.

Now that’s Positivenergy!

For more information about Energizer and its That’s Positivenergy activities, please visit the website at www.energizer.co.za.

Pretoria school honoured for aerosol recycling initiative

Silverton, Pretoria: You’ve got to reduce, reuse and recycle every day. That is the message that was chanted passionately by the Silverton Primary School learners yesterday, 07 October 2013 as they received the Aerosol Recycling Initiative (ARI) Gold Can Award at their school in Pretoria.

(Photo left) The Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (AMA) of Southern Africa partnered with Silverton Primary School to develop a catchy song and music video to help teach youngsters about the importance of recycling and the impact it can have on the environment.

(Photo right) Thoriso Maseko, Mbalenhle Masilo, Yolani Sishuba and Nikita Nolan played the main roles in the ARI music video.

You’ve got to reduce, reuse and recycle every day. That is the message that was chanted passionately by the Silverton Primary School learners yesterday, 07 October 2013 as they received the Aerosol Recycling Initiative (ARI) Gold Can Award at their school in Pretoria.

The Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (AMA) of Southern Africa honoured Silverton Primary yesterday, 07 October 2013 for its contribution, passion and commitment to the Aerosol Recycling Initiative (ARI) by awarding the school with the flagship Gold Can Award.

“Research shows that many people are unaware that aerosol cans are 100% recyclable,” says Mr Philip Cloete, Chairman of AMA of Southern Africa. “We recognised the importance and accepted the responsibility to create awareness about the recycling qualities of these cans.”

As part of this recycling initiative, AMA partnered with Silverton Primary School to develop a catchy song and music video to help teach youngsters about the importance of recycling and the impact it can have on the environment.

The music video on YouTube that is used to create awareness and encourage aerosol can recycling amongst Silverton Primary School learners and ultimately amongst schools across South Africa, has received a remarkable following from learners.

Silverton Primary School has been recycling all of its outdated textbooks and all scrap paper generated at the school for the past couple of years and plans to implement a recycling centre for all major waste streams, including can recycling, in 2014.

“We got involved in the project as a way to educate our learners about the role each of us has to play in our communities to spearhead recycling and to spread the message,” says Mr Lou de Vos, Vice Principal of Silverton Primary School. “We are proud to be part of this worthy initiative and look forward to sharing this message and inspiring more schools and learners across South Africa to get involved.”

The enthusiasm of the students has led to the ARI Golden Can Awards being considered for a national schools campaign by AMA.

If you would like more information about AMA or ARI, please contact AMA on 011-440-8704 | 083-325-9704 or visit www.aerosol.co.za.

MORE ABOUT AEROSOL MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION (AMA)

Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (AMA) is the “voice” of the South African Aerosol Industry and acts on behalf of the industry on a variety of issues, from legislation to the setting of national standards.

It is also a founder member of the International Aerosol Liaison Committee, a forum made up of approximately 30 countries, (including the USA, Europe, South America, Australia, China and India) who meet annually to exchange views, assess standards and compare notes on developments on various issues relevant to the aerosol industry.           

Pretoria school takes aerosol can recycling to the next level

 

Many people are unaware that aerosol cans are 100% recyclable. For this reason, The Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (AMA) has launched the Aerosol Recycling Initiative (ARI) to create awareness about the recycling qualities of these cans. As part of this initiative they have also developed a catchy song and music video to help teach youngsters about the importance of recycling.  

Aerosol cans are far from ordinary with their highly pressurised steel / aluminium bodies and plastic nozzles. Many consumers don’t realise the value that can be found in empty aerosol cans…if treated correctly (empty the can completely before recycling), these cans make the perfect recyclable product. The AMA are spearheading the ARI campaign to create awareness about the recycling properties of these cans and have just launched a catchy song and video targeting learners with the environmental message.

The music video on YouTube has received a phenomenal following from scholars, and Silverton Primary School in Pretoria has adopted the initiative and will host the first Aerosol Recycling Initiative Golden Can Awards at the school on 07 October 2013 to create awareness and encourage aerosol can recycling amongst students and other schools. The enthusiasm of the students has led to the Aerosol Recycling Initiative Golden Can Awards being considered for a national schools campaign by AMA.

AMA’s Executive Director, Nick Tselentis comments, “When we produced the ARI song and video, we had no idea that it would receive such a substantial following from students. The video includes students from Silverton Primary School, and the students in the video have been a big draw card amongst the youth.”

The AMA is the “voice” of the South African Aerosol Industry and acts on behalf of the industry on a variety of issues, from legislation to the setting of national standards. It is also a founder member of the International Aerosol Liaison Committee, a forum made up of approximately 30 countries, (including the USA, Europe, South America, Australia, China and India) who meet annually to exchange views, assess standards and compare notes on developments on various issues relevant to the aerosol industry.

If you would like more information about AMA or ARI, please contact AMA on 011-440-8704 | 083-325-9704 or visit www.aerosol.co.za.