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Saturday, 22 October 2016

@ASUS_za Announces #ZenBook 3 #Laptop #SouthAfrica

Hi Guys, 

ASUS has announced the ZenBook 3 (UX390UA), the world’s most prestigious laptop which is an unrivalled blend of extreme beauty and unprecedented performance.
Featuring the latest 7th-generation Intel® Core™ i7-7500U and i5-7200U processors, the ultra-thin and ultra-light ZenBook 3 is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship that weighs just 910g. Its razor-thin 11.9mm profile makes ZenBook 3 the slimmest and most stylish ZenBook in the brand’s illustrious five-year history, while also being one of the most powerful. Designed to give discerning on-the-go users everything they need in a compact and luxurious device, the exquisite appearance and class-leading specification of ZenBook 3 mean that users are no longer burdened with the need to choose between style and performance.
@ASUS_za Announces #ZenBook 3 #Laptop #SouthAfrica
The world’s most prestigious laptop: ZenBook reimagined
Totally redesigned to accommodate its powerful hardware, ASUS ZenBook 3 has a unibody design crafted entirely from aerospace-grade 6013 aluminium alloy. This premium material is 50 percent stronger than the standard alloy used in laptops, allowing ZenBook 3 to be thinner and lighter than ever with no reduction in rigidity. Weighing only 910g and measuring just 11.9mm thin, and with a footprint smaller than a sheet of A4 paper, ZenBook 3 is undoubtedly one of the world’s most desirable ultraportable laptops.
ZenBook 3 incorporates the iconic design DNA that makes ZenBook instantly recognizable from any angle. The signature tapered edges and spun-metal finish on the lid — with its Zen-inspired pattern of concentric circles now milled even finer — are enhanced by unique new elements such as the golden ASUS lid badge and edge highlights, created with complex diamond-cutting and two-phase anodizing techniques. These tasteful additions are complemented by a soft golden backlight on the full-width keyboard. ZenBook 3 is available in three out-of-the-ordinary colours: sophisticated Rose Gold, nature-inspired Quartz Grey and luxurious Royal Blue.
@ASUS_za Announces #ZenBook 3 #Laptop #SouthAfrica
Unprecedented performance: 7th-gen Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD and USB-C
ASUS ZenBook 3 is designed to deliver unprecedented performance, and is one of the thinnest and lightest laptops to use the latest 7th-generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor. The powerful specification also includes 16GB of high-speed 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and a 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 solid-state disk (SSD) — one of the largest capacity SSDs available, and which is three times (3X) faster than SATA-based SSDs. There is also a reversible USB Type-C (USB-C) port for any-way-up connections, with support for display output and power delivery as well as high-speed data transfers.

Considerable engineering challenges had to be overcome to fit these high-performance components into the ultra-thin chassis, including the development of a revolutionary cooling system that is a mere 3mm thin. This cooling system incorporates a fan with liquid-crystal-polymer blades that are only 0.3mm thick and heat pipes with walls a mere 0.1mm thick. Warm air is expelled through discreet hidden vents in the hinge for efficient, quiet cooling even under full load.

No-compromise multimedia: Edge-to-edge glass display and quad-speaker Harman Kardon audio
ASUS ZenBook 3 has a crisp and detailed 12.5-inch Full HD (1920 by 1080) display, with an edge-to-edge covering of tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4. It is framed by an ultra-slim bezel that is just 7.6mm wide, giving ZenBook 3 a class-leading 82 percent screen-to-body ratio for a distraction-free viewing experience. The display features wide 178° viewing angles, 1000:1 contrast ratio for deep blacks, superb colour reproduction with a wide 72 percent NTSC colour gamut. Video is also greatly enhanced by ASUS Tru2Life Video technology, which optimizes sharpness and contrast for every pixel in every video frame to produce smooth, natural-looking videos.

Adding immersive entertainment capabilities to ZenBook 3 is the stunning ASUS SonicMaster Premium quad-speaker surround-sound audio system, which was designed in cooperation with the renowned audiophile specialists Harman Kardon. The four powerful speakers are driven by a four-channel smart amplifier that intelligently maximizes volume levels without the risk of distortion or voice-coil damage, and the bass drivers use a special five-magnet design for low-distortion bass response. The result is sound that’s unlike anything ever heard from a laptop, with deep, rich bass and crystal-clear vocals, even at high volume levels.
@ASUS_za Announces #ZenBook 3 #Laptop #SouthAfrica
No-compromise productivity: Edge-to-edge keyboard, large glass-covered precision touchpad
On-the-go productivity demands the very best ergonomic design. ASUS ZenBook 3 has a full-width keyboard with just a 2.1mm bezel at each side, and the full-size keys have a pitch of 19.8mm, the same as most desktop keyboards. The impressive 0.8mm key travel is twice as much as rival devices, making typing much more comfortable.

The oversized touchpad has Windows Precision Touchpad support and is cleverly engineered for maximum comfort and accuracy, with a glass covering for smooth control. It also incorporates palm-rejection technology, handwriting input and support for four-point multi-touch Windows 10 gestures. The touchpad also features an optional fingerprint scanner located conveniently at the top right corner. This allows users to securely and rapidly unlock ZenBook 3 with a single touch using Windows Hello, and it also supports secure authentication in compatible apps and programs.  @ASUS_za Announces #ZenBook 3 #Laptop #SouthAfrica
Stylish and practical accessories: ASUS Mini Dock and ASUS Universal Dock
For enhanced on-the-go connectivity, two optional matching USB-C accessories are available for ASUS ZenBook 3. ASUS Mini Dock is a tiny, lightweight and handy expansion dock with USB-C, USB Type-A and HDMI ports. The stylish ASUS Universal Dock can connect to a wired network and multiple displays, and also provides HDMI, three extra USB ports — including one USB-C port — a combo audio jack and an SD Card reader. It also provides a USB power pass-through that can simultaneously power and charge an external device. Follow the brand on ASUS South Africa Facebook: and ASUS South Africa Twitter:


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Africa's Largest #Photographic Event Starts 27-30 Oct @PhotoFilmExpo #Jozi

Hi Guys,

2016 sees the 8th annual event held at The Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event has grown annually to include new brands & different aspects of photography. This one-of-a-kind annual event is open to both the trade and the public and is aimed at growing the industry by offering a unified space for product comparisons and featuring new technology, while also offering the end user training to improve the skills of the industry in general. This will be my third year when I will be attending this expo and looking forward to buy certain camera stuff which was pending for this year's expo.

The Photo & Film Expo not only caters to professional & amateur photographers but to enthusiasts, technology fanatics and their families looking for the ideal gift. The event provides the opportunity to compare, touch and demo hundreds of brands under one roof from high end camera & lighting equipment to accessories like bags, tripods, drones, underwater housings, printers, storage devices and much more. Several locally manufactured photographic products are also showcased at the event.
Africa's Largest #Photographic Event Starts 27-30 Oct @PhotoFilmExpo #Jozi
The most educational photographic event in the world!
For those all geared up and wanting to take their photography to the next level, The Photo & Film Expo offers over 120 FREE workshops (no repeats) to inspire and live demonstrations to blow them away.
(Workshop Schedules are available on Some exhibitors include colleges & varsities as well as clubs for those looking to pursue a career in photography or filmmaking.

Visitors take along their cameras, as there is always an abundance of photo opportunities with an underwater area, a beauty corner, drones, body-painted models and plenty more for their entertainment. Visitors can also get their camera sensors and lens outer elements cleaned for FREE at the Future Specialist stand or charge their cameras and mobile devices at the Rapidstudio Lounge while enjoying a FREE massage between workshop sessions.

Apart from rushing to see all the new product releases visitors tend to also save up for this event to take advantage of the expo deals. The specials are too tempting to resist & with all the new innovative products they are sure to find what they have been looking for. Professional advice, guidance & the ability to compare will ensure they make the right decision when investing in gear and the deals of up to 75% off make the purchase that much sweeter.

Attendees who are flat broke, & shopping is not an option, don’t have to stress. Competitions run from almost all the stands & by just attending the show they can enter into the PHOTO & FILM EXPO lucky draw!
Over a Million Rand worth of giveaways, special package deals and prizes are given away each year at the event.
The opportunity is there to network and learn, it’s the ultimate ‘One Stop Shop’ for everything photography related.

Every year the event incorporates new exciting feature areas. This year brings the return of the overwhelmingly popular bodypaint and beauty area where people can watch the process and photograph the end products in the established studio areas provided for visitors. Top bodypainters compete against each other in this area with an awards ceremony on Friday afternoon.

The upgraded underwater area features a large unique tanker built from a shipping container with windows built in so that visitors can watch the live underwater photoshoots taking place inside, expect to see mermaids and much more. Borehole water is utilized for the area and will be recycled after.

A dedicated meeting lounge provides visitors with an area to meet with fellow industry members or trade, the area also provides charging stations to top up their phone and camera batteries, and they can even take advantage of a massage session to ease their muscles between long training sessions.
Then take a trip down memory lane at the Alternative Print Workshop area where you can see the use of specialist chemicals and developing processes used to create images on site from taking a photo the old fashioned way right through to developing the image on site using modernized instant developing chemicals.
Africa's Largest #Photographic Event Starts 27-30 Oct @PhotoFilmExpo #Jozi
This year we have introduced several formal gallery areas showcasing the amazing works of local talent:
The SHE.CLIX gallery organized by Olefa Yalo features works of top female photographic artists, works will be available for purchase.
UNEQUAL SCENES – US born Johnny Miller is offering a new perspective on the sharp divide between rich and poor in South Africa with a series of aerial photographs. Johnny Miller's project, Unequal Scenes, saw him use a drone to capture images of some of the countries richest and poorest neighbourhoods.
EVERYDAY EDUCATION gallery is works by a trio, from the United States, South Africa, and Tanzania who visited 20 schools documenting learners, teachers, and leaders. Rebecca Crook, Zach Louw, and Sam Satchu aim to use visual storytelling to highlight the stories of innovative and resilient education, and to influence others to celebrate and share stories of educators in their own lives. 

Tickets are available online at a discounted rate or you can simply purchase tickets at the door. For more information please mail / call 011 326 2257  Checkout more info at

27 - 30 OCTOBER 2016

Everything photographic for every kind of Photographer.


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@AcerAfrica Awarded Japanese #GoodDesignAwards For Ultra-Thin-And-Light #Notebooks

Hi Guys,

Acer latest range of ultra-thin-and-light notebooks have been honored at the 2016 edition of Japan’s Good Design Award, including both the Acer Swift 7, which is the world’s first notebook to measure less than 1 cm thin, and the convertible Acer Spin 7, weighing just 1.2 kg. The abTouchPhone, a touchscreen multimedia IP desk phone, was also awarded for its full range of practical communication features, and also for its simple yet elegantly designed appearance.

Acer’s winning products stood out from over 4,000 entries, and were selected over a rigorous five-month screening process involving 76 international jury members. Screenings were held not only in Japan but also in South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
@AcerAfrica Ultra-Thin-And-Light #Notebooks Awarded Japanese Good Design Awards
Jury’s Evaluation of the Acer Swift 7
“The thinness and functionality of a laptop PC conflict with its operability, but the Acer Swift 7 strikes an appropriate balance between the two elements. The streamlined shape of the PC, which is less than 1 cm thick, makes it look visually thinner than it actually is, and the product generally has a robust yet elaborate image due to its use of cut and molded aluminum alloy as a material. Furthermore, despite its thickness, it provides a favorable touch button, and the use of a large touch panel achieves both a beautiful design and ease of use.”
@AcerAfrica Awarded Japanese #GoodDesignAwards For Ultra-Thin-And-Light #Notebooks
Jury’s Evaluation of the Acer Spin 7
“Consumers have growing expectations for convertible laptop PCs as smartphones become more common and these convertible laptop PCs are expected to be used on occasions different from those for ordinary laptop PCs, and unlike the latter, the former also needs to meet various needs in terms of structure. The Acer Spin 7 is light and slim, and under these restricted conditions, it uses a rotary touch panel, meeting user needs in various situations through its 14-inch monitor and fan-less design. The case made from an aluminum alloy adds a sense of high quality to the product while ensuring its sturdiness. The Spin 7 boasts of outstanding performance as a hybrid convertible PC.”

Jury’s Evaluation of the abTouchPhone
“As smartphones offer increasingly diverse functions, users are also looking for installed touchphones. Using highly-functional and high-quality communications, this product meets the above-mentioned needs of users while they are busy at work or leading their busy lives. Another characteristic is its simple yet elegantly designed external appearance.”

About the Good Design Award
The Good Design Award is hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion, a public interest incorporated foundation. It’s precursor, the Good Design Selection System (or G Mark System), was founded in 1957 by Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (the current Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), and has engaged in this field for about 60 years. Submissions come from a wide range of industries, and roughly 1,200 designs are recognized every year.
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Let the #IKACulinaryOlympics Games Begin @CulinaryTeamSA #SAOlympicChef

Hi Guys,

The greatest culinary battle in the world began today with the official Parade of Nations, attended by over 2 000 chefs, in Erfurt, Germany. Among the 59 nations represented in the impressive parade of men and women in white were the eight-strong South African National Culinary Team and the seven-member Junior Culinary Team. Carrying the flag for South Africa, the teams will participate in two gruelling competition categories each over the next four days in their bid for gold, silver and bronze medals.

Taking place from 22 to 25 October, the IKA Culinary Olympics is the world’s most prestigious international competition. In the words of the Chairman of the German Chefs Association, Andreas Becker, “Nowhere else in the world will you find so many chefs from different nations coming together for a cooking competition than during the Culinary Olympics.”

First held in Frankfurt in 1900, the IKA Culinary Olympics takes place every four years in Germany. In 1980 South Africa competed for the first time, making 2016 the tenth anniversary of South Africa’s participation.
Let the Games Begin @CulinaryTeamSA #SAOlympicChef
South African Senior National Culinary Team -
Back Row: Henrico Grobbelaar, Dion Vengatass, Trevor Boyd, Heinz Brunner
Front Row: Blake Anderson,  Kirstin Hellemann, Arno Ralph, Minette Smith
For the 32 nations competing in the Culinary Olympics, the two categories of the competition – the Culinary Art or Cold Table display and the Restaurant of Nations or Hot Kitchen, test the limits of their creativity, endurance, talent and skill. South Africa will be competing tomorrow in the Culinary Art category, which will see them presenting 92 individual items, each a work of art painstakingly crafted with absolute precision and accuracy and coated in aspic, a gelatine-like substance, to preserve and finish off each dish. Teams are judged on presentation and innovation, composition, correct professional preparation and serving arrangement, each of which carries a potential 25 points, to reach a total out of 100. The international jury of esteemed judges deliberate before the display is opened to thousands of members of the public, and results are announced at the end of the day.

The second component of the competition, the Restaurant of Nations, requires the presentation of a three-course menu to 110 members of the public, from which plates are randomly served to judges. South Africa will be competing in this category on Monday 24 October.

“This Team is one that South Africa can be proud to have representing us on the global stage. They have practiced their dishes to perfection over the last two years in preparation for this day, and no matter what the end result, they are winners,” says Heinz Brunner, Manager of Culinary Team South Africa.

The South African National Culinary Team will be participating in the IKA Culinary Olympics under the auspices of the South African Chefs Association. The team’s participation has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of headline sponsor LSC/Imperial; along with partners City Lodge Hotel Group – which provides accommodation for the team when they travel to practices, ChefWorks – which provides the team’s entire uniform range including casual wear, Turn ‘n Slice – which provides all the fruit and vegetables used for the practices and dinners, Global Knives – which ensures the chefs are properly equipped in terms of knives, and N1 Restaurant Suppliers – which provides the Springbok meat for all Hot Kitchen practices and promotional lunches/dinners over the two years of practice and preparation ahead of the IKA Culinary Olympics.

SACA President, Stephen Billingham had this to say: “Both our Senior and Junior team members never claimed to be the best chefs in the country, however these talented individuals are no doubt the most dedicated and committed chefs in the country. The ladies and gentlemen of Culinary Team South Africa are not remunerated for their hard work and dedication and sadly some often have to pay for their own ingredients and transport and chip into their leave to attend their practices. This noble team is recognised under the official Masakhane emblem (which means let's build each other). We are proud to be associated with these chefs."
Let the #IKACulinaryOlympics Games Begin @CulinaryTeamSA #SAOlympicChef
South African Junior National Culinary Team -
Back Row: Thabang Masango, Klaus Beckmann, Zandria Platt, Tevin Evans, Thomas Overbeck
Front Row: Stephen Billingham, Tayla Schou, Thapelo Aphane, Jasmin Marsal and Alister Esau
The chefs on the Senior Culinary Team – managed by Heinz Brunner - are:
• Henrico Grobbelaar of Southern Sun The Cullinan
• Dion Vengatass of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
• Blake Anderson of 3SIXTY and Billy G, Montecasino
• Trevor Boyd of Michelangelo Hotel
• Minette Smith of HTA School of Culinary Art
• Kirstin Hellemann of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
• Arno Ralph of Lindt & Sprungli SA

The Junior Team under the guidance of Klaus Beckmann comprises:
• Zandria Platt
• Tayla Schou
• Thabang Masango
• Thapelo Aphane
• Jasmin Marsal
• Tevin Evans

To follow the South African National Culinary Team’s Olympic journey on social media, go to:
Twitter: @CulinaryTeamSA Official Hashtag: #SAOlympicChef Instagram: @CulinaryTeamSA
YouTube: Culinary Team South Africa For further information log on to
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