Sunday 21 May 2017

The Dash - Truly Wireless Smart Earphones @HelloBragi #BargiDash

Hi Guys,

The Dash is Truly Wireless
No wires. With The Dash, you enjoy perfectly synchronized true stereo with no echo or imbalance. The benefit is seamless music and hands free communication with no cables or wires to manage.

The World in Your Ear
The Dash is the world’s only Hearable equipped with both a powerful processor and its own operating syst em called Bragi OS. This tiny computer allows The Dash to translate human gest ures or movements into action items. For Example, answer or reject a call on your phone by simply nodding your head. The powerful microcomputer is also regularly enhanced via Bragi OS updates. This means that with each software release, your Dash gains more functionality, without having to buy a whole new set of earphones.
The Dash - Truly Wireless Smart Earphones @HelloBragi #BargiDash
You’re in Control
The Dash’s EarTouch interface allows users to interact with their mobile device, play st ored music, activate audio assist ant or art a fitness activity with a simple touch.

Do the Things You Love
No matter where inspiration takes you, The Dash goes with you everywhere, even under water (up to 1m / 3 ft.). The Dash is the only Hearable that swims with you, while your favorite music pushes you through the workout. The Dash is for all types of fitness activities. Integrated sensor technology allows The Dash to track your heart rate, steps, dist ance, cycling cadence, swimming laps and swimming breaths. With each Bragi OS update, even more trackable features or enhancements are added.
The Dash - Truly Wireless Smart Earphones @HelloBragi #BargiDash
Li sten to What You Want
The Dash allows you to ream to crystal clear music or podca st from your favorite service, hear video games or make phone calls. You can even upload an audio playlist to its 4GB internal hard drive and
li sten without connecting to any device. When making calls, The Dash features an intelligent machine learning algorithm which dynamically mixes the internal EarBone and external microphone signals to reduce background noise, filter out the sound around you and allow for a clear phone experience.
Silence The World or Let It In
The Dash’s Audio Transparency function allows you to list en to music, podcast s, games or phone calls while ill hearing the world around you. With a simple swipe on The Dash, you can allow ambient sound to enter the earphones, making you more aware of your surroundings. 
The Dash - Truly Wireless Smart Earphones @HelloBragi #BargiDash
Recharge on the Go
The Dash has one of the longe r last ing batteries in any Hearable. It keeps going with 3 hours of battery life and comes with a portable charging case, allowing you to recharge your Dash up to 5 times on the go.
Comfortable and Secure
Find the perfect fit for your ears with FitSleeves. The PerfectFit ensures that The Dash stays in your ear when you’re swimming, running, jumping, or dancing.

The Bragi app
The Bragi app is the smart extension of The Dash on your device. You can use it to cu stomize your Dash profile, check workout data, set up controls, review hi story (for workout data collected through the Bluetooth connection), and access additional information to help you get the mo out of your Dash.


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iKhambi Distribution Launches Bragi Dash in South Africa @HelloBragi #Dash

Hi Guys,

Bragi is a Munich based company, founded in 2013 by its Danish CEO Nikolaj Hviid and the first product “The Dash”, opens a completely new product category: Hearables – a smart connected computer for the ear. The Dash is a completely wireless smart earphone that combines 3 essential lifestyle features: 
  • Listen: A one-touch music player that can also be used as a standalone device thanks to its 4 GB internal memory.
  • Track: A live sports assistant that tracks distance, duration and heart rate while running, biking and swimming.
  • Communicate: A smartphone companion. Answer calls by nodding or swiping over the surface.
The Dash is controlled by gestures on its optical touch interface. No buttons, just taps and swipes. On top, The Dash offers a whole new hearing experience through Audio Transparency, making it possible to amplify the surroundings by sliding the finger over its surface. The user is also able to isolate annoying noises as a result of a perfect sealing in the ear canal that provides passive noise cancellation.

iKhambi Distribution Launches Bragi Dash in South Africa @HelloBragi #Dash

“We are excited to bring the next frontier of connected audio to the South African market. iKhambi has focused on disrupters in the Consumer Electronics and Health & Wellness industries, and we know people are looking for that gadget that has that special mixture of the different facets of their world together in one place. The Dash marries our worlds of Health, Consumer Electronics and Smart Connectivity in a truly unique way” states Christian van Zyl, Managing Director – iKhambi Distribution.

“The implications of the types of technology that the Dash are bringing to the industry are set to emphasise how the ‘Gigabit Era’ will change the way we perceive how information arrives at us. Now the Hearable is bringing your world to your ears, and opening up a universe of possibility for how you experience that world”. 

The premium Brand that is Bragi will be launched through exclusive retail partners including iStore, CycleLab and DigiCape. Our online partners include Shop and Ship and The Dash will retail for R5999.00 INCL VAT. 
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Saturday 20 May 2017

New Score Sparkling Apple – A Sweet Burst of the Forbidden Fruit @DrinkScore

Hi Guys, 

You’ll love the apples in new Score Sparkling Apple Energy Drink with its tempting sweetness and epic power kick. With its double shot of Guarana for a natural energy eruption, new Score Apple doesn’t fall far from the original Score tree. The newly formulated sweet apple taste with a healthy dose of B vitamins gives Score Apple double the power to release a blast of energy that helps you to perform harder. And because it’s taurine free, Score leaves you with that great aftertaste fans have come to love.

If you’re looking for an energy boost and love the sweet taste of crisp apple, you’ll want to give new Score Apple in the stylishly revamped matt 440ml cans with the “New Flavour” tag a shot!
New Score Sparkling Apple – A Sweet Burst of the Forbidden Fruit @DrinkScore
At the same price as most regular soft drinks, there is no reason not to tap into the power of Score Apple and experience its sweet explosive flavour.

Score Energy Drink now comes in two great flavours, Apple and Original, in 440ml cans selling at around R10.00.

Check out for more information and keep up with the latest action by joining the Score community on and follow @drinkscore on Twitter and Instagram.


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Make Your Selection #Durbanites As #MONOPOLYDurban Edition Coming Soon

Hi Guys,

Durbanites are in for another memorable surprise! MONOPOLY, the original fast-dealing property trading game that everybody knows and loves, is coming to our shores and creating a localised Durban city edition.

Traditionally, anyone playing the legendary board game got to know the tourist attractions and highlights of London, with the UK edition being the most widely played outside of the UK. Locations were included, such as The Angel, an Islington feature, even though this address is not a street in London, but in fact a building (and the name of the road intersection it is located at).

Regional versions of the MONOPOLY game have been produced for the last 20 years, and to date, the game is licensed in 103 countries, with South Africa currently on this illustrious list for the National South African Board, as well as the Cape Town regional feature.

The BEST part about the MONOPOLY Durban version coming to our shores is the fact that Durbanites will be encouraged to be part of the selection process to choose which recognisable city hotspots will appear on the final board, to be on shelves around November 2017.

A dedicated MONOPOLY Durban Facebook page will be created that will be the home for voting, and where the final location choices will be announced. From Wednesday, the 10th of May, for two weeks, MONOPOLY enthusiasts are invited to nominate Durban properties via the MONOPOLY Durban page:
Make Your Selection #Durbanites As #Monopoly DURBAN Edition Coming Soon
There will be localised ‘Community Chest’ and ‘Chance’ playing cards, so feel free to submit Durban’s most popular phrases and words to be used for this purpose as well. Local brands are also encouraged to get involved and sponsor locations to have their properties featured on the board.

The MONOPOLY Durban announcement comes hot on the heels of the resounding success of the Cape Town regional version that was launched to local residents last year.

Robert Osborne, Sales Manager at Winning Moves, London, notes that “Over the past years we have witnessed the city of Durban establishing itself as one of the premier destinations of choice for entertainment and leisure in the country. Durban has also served as host to some of the most prestigious social events in the country as well.”

“Durban has long been one of the regions on our list of targets, and this year seems like the perfect year for us to create the MONOPOLY Durban regional version. We’re extremely excited to see how it’s received and have high hopes that Durban will be the second of many South African regional MONOPOLY games to be launched in upcoming years,” concludes Osborne.

Winning Moves, manufacturers of the official Durban version of MONOPOLY under license from Hasbro, says the game will be on shop shelves around November 2017.

MONOPOLY first hit shop shelves in 1935 – and since then has been played by more than 500 million people. Today it is played in 111 countries and enjoyed in 43 different languages.

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Motorola Announces the ‘Transform the Smartphone’ Challenge in Europe, Middle East & Africa @Lenovo_Africa

Hi Guys, 
Motorola Mobility, a Lenovo company, is giving startups, developers, and creators the opportunity to break the limitations of smartphones and present their ideas at Viva Technology 2017.

Billed as the world’s ‘rendezvous’ for game-changers, Viva Technology, also known as VivaTech, is an international innovation showcase taking place in Paris on June 15-17, 2017. Bringing together thousands of the brightest entrepreneurs and most imaginative start-ups, alongside top investors, developers and opinion leaders, VivaTech provides a platform for participants from over 200 countries to find inspiration, generate new contacts and accelerate their business growth. Attendance at this year’s event is expected to surpass last year’s 50,000 visitors.

As part of VivaTech 2017, Motorola has extended its ‘Transform the Smartphone’ challenge, to encourage developers, startups, and other creators to break the limitations of what a smartphone can be. The challenge provides an opportunity for participants to demonstrate their creative skills, while adding their expertise and vision to the Moto Mod universe.

Participants will also get the opportunity to present their Moto Mod campaign on the IndieGogo Crowdfunding platform. This gives Moto Z customers the chance to fund participants’ projects, while also providing early access to new Moto Mods when they become available.
Motorola Announces the ‘Transform the Smartphone’ Challenge in Europe, Middle East & Africa @Lenovo_Africa
Moto Mods snap easily onto any Moto Z phone. They fit perfectly and securely to transform your smartphone and provide users with unlimited possibilities! The concept of the Moto Mods is simple: They can be just about anything you can dream up. Whether it’s a film projector, a top-of-the-line speaker or even a blood pressure monitor – the possibilities are endless.

The ‘Transform the Smartphone’ challenge gives developers, creators, and startups the chance to contribute to the creation of the next generation of Moto Mods. Motorola wants to harness their creativity to imagine smartphone features that have never been possible, and add these to the ever-growing list of Moto Mods.

To participate in the Transform the Smartphone Challenge, submissions must be completed online by May 25, 2017. Pitch candidates will be selected by June 5, and a jury at VivaTech will choose the top five pitches. Each of the five top teams will receive the Moto Z and Moto Mods Development Kit, to create their prototype and mount a crowdfunding campaign with IndieGogo. The final winner will be invited to present their Moto Mod to a group of executives and developer teams at Motorola Mobility’s Chicago headquarters, and they will be considered for the worldwide accelerator program.

All information about the challenge and the registration can be found here on the VivaTech page.


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@SamsungMobileSA Lights Up @NelsonMandelaSq For #Jozi Launch #GalaxyS8 Smartphone

Hi Guys, 
Samsung South Africa celebrated the local launch of its latest flagship smartphone range, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, early May this year. In true Samsung style, the company went all out by illuminating the famous Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton with immersive displays reflective of the powerful visual experiences the device’s Infinity Display provides.

“We lit it up the entire square in dramatic deep-sea imagery and riveting 3D projections, all in line with the iconic and dazzling Galaxy S8’s Infinity Display. A screen without any borders, bumps or angles – just uninterrupted glass,” says Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa.
@SamsungSA Lights Up #NelsonMandelaSquare For Local Launch #GalaxyS8
The imagery of the whale was lit up across the square, floating from building to building, diving beyond the limits of all of them bringing the device’s infinity display’s versatility to mind amongst all who witnessed the show. Accompanying the immersive lighting show and adding to the entertainment were the sounds from local artists - Chanda Munki and Liquideep. However, the star of the show was of course the Galaxy S8. Handsets were on show for the square’s packed audience to ogle and Samsung representatives were on hand to demonstrate the phone’s capabilities.

“As we have proven time and time again, Samsung’s innovative technology inspires the future and through our creativity and diversity we enrich the lives of our customers. This has again been made clear with our latest S-Series device,’’ Fleischer concludes. 
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Monday 15 May 2017

SIM Reactivation in a Competitive Landscape: Reconnecting Dormant SIM Cards @Gemalto

Hi Guys, 
The last decade has seen technology continue to rapidly influence consumer habits and with that mobile operators have been introducing an ever growing array of mobile services and offerings to expand their customer base – all the while trying to retain existing clients. To this end, consumers continue to embrace the digital age and they are rapidly seeking ways to expand their mobile experiences and capabilities.

Many operators in emerging countries suffer from high volumes of dormant SIM cards, particularly in prepaid markets as cost-conscious users juggle with SIM cards to take advantage of the best offer of the moment. They switch operators opportunistically and tend to own several SIM – many of which become inactive and stop generating revenue.

The multi-SIM phenomenon is among the latest trends that consumers – particularly amongst the newer and more emerging markets – are taking advantage of, allowing them to switch carriers on the fly with the simple switch of a SIM card. In addition, the development of affordable multi-SIM devices has encouraged the multi-SIM phenomenon, particularly in Africa and Asia. However, it is when you look at the extreme trends in specific countries that it becomes clear that this is not a blanket phenomenon. Globally, the multiple SIM phenomenon remains high. This is particularly true for prepaid markets such as Nigeria, Kenya and Ivory Coast which are all above 96% prepaid penetration. South Africa is at 88%.
SIM Reactivation in a Competitive Landscape: Reconnecting Dormant SIM Cards @Gemalto
These numbers are showing that instead of just carrying one SIM, many mobile users switch between providers to capitalize on varying price, data and service offers from industry operators. What we are seeing is that the value proposition of buying a new SIM for consumers is stronger than getting a recharge by the same operator, resulting in rotational churn.

This practice has inadvertently intensified the already fierce competition, forcing providers to offer attractive call rates or tariff plans for both voice calls and data services. Each operator’s goal is to discourage users from switching to another operator for specific needs by making sure its offers are the best.

So, if the multi-SIM phenomenon isn’t the practical option, then what is? In mobile prepaid markets, re-engaging with multi-SIM users has revealed to be complex and expensive. With increased competition and on-going risks of disintermediation, mobile operators increasingly need to re-establish trustful ties with lost users. This can be achieved through a number of tactics including: selling new SIM cards to churned users; targeting dormant users with win back promotions; reactivating the SIM at IT-equipped retail stores and instantly reactivating the SIM anywhere, anytime, with SIM Reactivation.

But what if there was no need for consumers to carry multiple SIM cards, where those decommissioned SIMs could be used to win customers back to a network? The answer is found in the 2016 study carried out by Gemalto and global market research giant, Kantar TNS in the Ivory Coast which revealed a strong consumer appetite for re-using dormant cards.

The study showed that 84% of subscribers would reactivate old SIM, given suitable incentives such as free call time (41%) or free data (29%). Furthermore, the number of subscribers that would keep hold of a disused SIM leaped from one in six to five in six, if the operator supports real-time self-care reactivation.

When we lay it all out in black and white, the tactic optimally designed for re-establishing said trustful ties lies in instant reactivation.Operators can truly implement efficient customer reacquisition strategies by easily re-engaging with dormant SIM users. Gemalto’s SIM reactivation detects and reactivates inactive users connecting to the mobile network, allowing operators to reacquire subscribers at a reduced cost and turn them back into valuable users. Returning users can conveniently reuse their expired SIM card anytime, anywhere; select their phone number and new personalized services. It is a customer-centric solution that offers convenience to subscribers and improves the customer journey dramatically.

While it seems as though consumers are in a winning position, the benefits for operators can in no way be ignored. Mobile operators increasingly admit that more than 50% of the point of sales workload is prepaid SIM card renewal for returning users. Hence sales people spend their time repeating the full enrolment process as for new customers. They can't fully focus on promoting new offers in line with the operator commercial strategy. Rejoining user on-boarding represents an unnecessary cost (time, new SIM), reduces opportunities for additional revenue, and negatively hits the retailers' profitability.

For MNO’s, SIM reactivation reduces the pressure on busy sales outlets, it helps operators focus their efforts on profitable commercial actions in their retail stores. It massively reduces subscriber reacquisition costs as operators can stop buying SIM cards for returning users and extends the SIM lifecycle. When we look at the bigger picture, there’s plenty to gain and nothing to lose for both parties.

From a local perspective, a key consideration to SIM reactivation relates to the already existing formal process which South Africa has in place – the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act, commonly referred to as RICA. Gemalto’s reactivation solution will not displace or mirror the current RICA process. Instead, it will be deployed within an operators existing business model so that its benefits are fully realized within the existing legislation.

In conclusion, the phenomenon of carrying multiple SIM cards is a false economy. It’s inconvenient and impractical especially when there are solutions readily available to ensure that you your mobile experience is nothing short of convenient, less hassle and enjoyable. And isn’t that the point after all?

By: Remy Muscat, Global business development, IoT Services & Activations at Gemalto
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Challenging Gender Bias In The #Technology Sector @UCOOKSA #KatieBarry

Hi Guys,

While tech-focused organisations founded and led by female entrepreneurs have been identified as realising greater success financially, the question remains: Why do major corporations still propagate stereotypical myths about the suitability of women in leadership?

This is according to 26-year-old co-founder and CFO of UCOOK, Katie Barry, who refers to Forbes’ recent findings on the matter which revealed that women technology entrepreneurs in America, while working with far less funding, are able to generate 20% greater revenue than their male counterparts in the same position.

On the front line of one of South Africa’s fastest growing technology start-ups, Katie is challenging gender stereotypes within this notoriously gender biased industry, encouraging women who are thriving within the sector to discuss their experiences. “This is the first step to break down these boundaries,” she says.

Outwardly quite reserved, but described as fiery and passionate by those who know her best, Katie is the foundation on which the growing UCOOK brand has been built.
Challenging Gender Bias In The #Technology Sector @UCOOKSA #KatieBarry
UCOOK is a dinner kit delivery service, delivering vegetarian, Low carb or rustic recipes, curated by the country’s best chefs, together with the fresh, organic ingredients needed to prepare these meals straight to the doors of customers. UCOOK recently reached the 1 million delivered meals milestone. This success can largely be attributed to Katie’s skills, ethical code and unnegotiable focus on sustainable farming practices.

Having completed a Spanish, Mathematics and Economics degree - “the Spanish part has yet to come in handy,” she jokes - it was a leap of faith and opportunity that saw her join two friends in developing the new brand and enter the start-up world.

“Everyone I studied with was heading off to internships at big corporates like Facebook and Google. This left me feeling a bit lost but I knew that I wanted to stay closer to home and do something for myself.”

“While I loved maths, it wasn’t my sole focus. I wanted to tap into my other skills and ultimately create a business from scratch,” Katie explains.

Admitting that it wasn’t the easiest journey, especially when having to self-study her way through an accounting degree, Katie’s commitment to self-improvement through continuous education is one of the many characteristics driving her success, and that of the organisation she believes in.

Her advice when it comes to keeping your cool in a male-dominated work environment?

“It is essential that women don’t feel as though they have to hide or feel ashamed of their emotions and become ‘one of the boys’. I can get very emotional and have found a way to use these emotions to my advantage – and in the best interests of the business. I have taught myself to channel my emotions and share my views in a way that people can understand and relate to.”

“Mindfulness has become a big focus for me. I take advantage of my empathetic side to read situations and tackle them in a constructive way,” she says.

In a cold and cut-throat industry, Katie concludes that it’s refreshing for people to feel comfortable in their work without worrying about hiding behind a façade of being the “perfect”, one-dimensional businesswoman.

“There are such exciting things happening in technology and the entrepreneurial space. To truly make the most of this, we need to emphasise three considerations for the industry moving forward: compassion, inclusivity and ethics,” she says.
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Stay Safe: Recap on #UberForSafety Tips @Uber_RSA

Hi Guys,

Uber is joining the Global Safety Community to participate in the UN’s Global Road Safety Week. Uber values the safety of riders and driver-partners before, during and after every trip and this is why Uber continually improves their safety features, the world over. On the driver side, driver-partners and their vehicles are pre-screened, empowering riders with the knowledge that they are being transported in quality and vetted vehicles by responsible drivers.

But there are also things that riders can do to ensure their safety. Riders are urged to follow these safety tips:

Know your ride: Riders should always take the time to review the safety features available to them in the app, remember Uber rides can only be requested through the Uber app, so users should never accept street hail solicitations from those claiming to be with Uber.

When riders are ready to request a ride, it is important for them to avoid spending unnecessary time outside alone with their phone in their hand. Instead, it best for them to wait indoors until the app shows their driver has arrived.

Know your driver: When a driver accepts a rider’s request, the rider is able to see the driver’s first name, photo, license plate number, type of vehicle as well as the vehicle colour. You’ll be able to see this from within the app itself – on the map. The rider should always make sure that those match before they enter the vehicle and ensure they ask for the drivers name when they open the door.
Stay Safe: Recap on #UberForSafety Tips @Uber_RSA #TheLifesWay
Sharing Trip Details: Uber’s technology has made it possible for all trips to be tracked using GPS. While en route the rider is able to monitor their own trip in the app as well as share their Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) with their loved ones. This will help friends and family keep track of where they are on the trip and they can do this without even downloading the Uber app!

In-app Help: The tool is designed to help riders get a prompt response to their queries in the shortest time possible. The support system can be accessed by navigating to the “Help’’ section on the menu, which helps riders and driver-partners alike to communicate their concerns they might have during a trip and get an instant response.

Follow Intuition:
When using Uber the rider should be aware of their surroundings, if they feel like something's not right they should trust their instincts and use their best judgement. Riders should be cautious when sharing any personal information and should always confirm that the driver-partner is in fact the one they saw on the app, and if they ever feel they're in an emergency situation, they are advised to alert the local emergency services immediately.

There’s no need for riders to share their phone number or other contact information with their driver. If a rider and driver need to contact each other, the Uber app automatically anonymizes both phone numbers to protect everyone’s privacy.

Give Feedback: Riders should always give feedback on how their trip went. This helps improve the Uber experience for everyone, maintain a high quality service and provide accountability. Uber has a 24/7 global support team which reviews the feedback and follows up with appropriate action regarding reports of conduct that violates the Community Guidelines.

Uber constantly develops new technologies to ensure safety before, during, and after every ride which was not possible before. Uber is committed to continuously help in educating riders and driver-partners on how to use the technology by providing the tips to improve their safety on every ride.
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The Goliath Comedy Club Expands Nationally @TheGoliathCC #TheVenue #MelroseArch

Hi Guys,

For the past five years, Goliath & Goliath have been the pioneers of all things comedy. Now the team of four plan on getting bigger and better by expanding their footprint nationally with the Goliath Comedy Club in a brand new format.

Comprising of Managing Director Kate, and comedy trio, Jason, Nicholas and Donovan Goliath, the Goliath & Goliath brand has become one of the most recognised brands in Comedy. “The mission was to be a company and brand recognised for putting comedy first. This new structure celebrates standup comedy and makes it more accessible to the industry’s growing audience,” said Jason Goliath.

“We celebrated the Goliath Comedy Club’s one year birthday a few weeks ago. The club has passed all expectations and we are about 12 months ahead of our anticipated growth,” said Jason Goliath.

He said that with their birthday celebrations behind them, the brand was looking to the future. “Our primary focus has always been comedy. We want to continue to assist comedians and make comedy more accessible to the people. With our current setup, we have found that we spend more time running a restaurant and less time focusing on stand-up comedy.” Goliath said that it was for this reason that the four partners made the decision to refocus and grow.
The Goliath Comedy Club Expands Nationally @TheGoliathCC #TheVenue #MelroseArch
The current space comprises of the Goliath Comedy Club/Roast Cafe in collaboration with Tony Raciti, owner of The Venue. The new format will see the comedy club moving into a new space and will follow two phases.

Phase one, 19 May 2017, will see the Goliath Comedy Club move to The Venue in Melrose Arch where the comedic brand will be able to focus on hardcore comedy.

The new and improved Goliath Comedy Club, hosted at The Venue in Melrose Arch will be bigger and better, having the capacity to cater for up to 400 people, instead of the current 160.

Phase two will see at least two more Goliath Comedy Clubs in Gauteng. With a view to be national within the next 24 months looking at Cape Town and Durban. “We will hopefully open the first four clubs within the next 24 months. It’s all about finding a talent pool in the surrounding areas and building an audience. We want to target high traffic, metropolitan areas.” Goliath said

Goliath & Goliath are two-time winners of the Best Friends of Comedy Award, handed down by the SA Comic Choice Awards and the company aims to further support local talent and comedy with this new venture.

“Comedians and comedy lovers can look forward to “purest” comedy platforms that are designed to give comedy the platform it deserves,” Goliath said.

To find out more about the Goliath Comedy Club and its new venture, visit
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#Pretoria, Eat Your Heart Out; #UberEATS is here! @Uber_RSA

Hi Guys,

UberEATS has finally arrived in Pretoria and is ready to feed the hungry! Admirers of Moo Moo, besties of Aroma Coffee Roastery and cravers of Hard Rock Cafe wait no longer, your meal will be with you at the tap of a button.

The UberEATS app can be downloaded on the app store or through the Uber rides app, or at, and meals can be requested for delivery in Pretoria from 07am to 10pm, seven days a week with a R20 delivery fee.

UberEATS connects you to dishes from over 700 top restaurants in South Africa. Other restaurants available via the UberEATS app include the Jolly Roger, Life Grand Cafe, Turn n’ Tender and Wimpy. UberEATS now offers those living in Pretoria an easy alternative to getting good food in good time, with no minimum order size.
#Pretoria, Eat Your Heart Out; #UberEATS is here! @Uber_RSA
Don’t get hangry, get UberEATS!
  • Download the app or go to to find what you’re craving, and we’ll handle the rest.
  • Sign in - you can use your existing Uber account for UberEATS - or create a new one.
  • Tell us where to deliver - add your home, work, or any other address you’d like.
  • Browse local restaurants - search for your favourite local restaurant or try something new.
  • Browse food types - looking for Indian? Use the search function to look up the options.
  • Check out with a tap - simply pay with your card on file.
  • Track your order - watch as your order gets picked up and delivered right to your door.
Not yet in your area? Don’t worry, UberEATS is expanding quickly and hopes to be in your area soon!

Use the promocode EATSPTA17 on checkout for R50 off your first 2 orders!


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Fitch & Leedes Launches Delightful New Pink #Tonic @FitchLeedes

Hi Guys,

Fitch & Leedes, the superb range of authentic mixers, has come up roses with the launch of the new blushing Pink Tonic – a perfect fit for delicately crafted premium gins.

Pretty in pink with whiffs of rose petals and fresh cucumber, this new Fitch & Leedes Tonic is poised to be the perfect accompaniment to fine gins. Fitch & Leedes tonics pride themselves as the understudy to greatness, accentuating the botanical character and subtle notes of hand crafted gins. Understanding the time and effort put into perfecting a premium gin, new Fitch & Leedes Pink Tonic is delicately carbonated and finely balanced to ensure the best taste representation of what was intended by the master distiller.

Made for the utmost purity in terms of quality and taste with quadruple filtered water, Fitch & Leedes tonics amplify the hard work and skill of the craft distiller. This is why leading distillers all choose Fitch & Leedes as their preferred mixer:
Fitch & Leedes Launches Delightful New Pink #Tonic @FitchLeedes
“The Pink Tonic works well with the Hope on Hopkins Mediterranean Gin, where the olives and herbs are complemented by the cucumber notes. With its gentle flavour profile and beautiful pink hue it allows the botanicals in the gin to shine through,” explains Lucy Beard of Hope on Hopkins Distillery.

Florian Leykauf of Triple Three Gin Estate Distillery agrees that Fitch & Leedes tonics unlock the botanicals of their gins: “The whiffs of cucumber in the Fitch & Leedes Pink Tonic is a magnificent combination with the mint and eucalyptus notes of buchu leaves in our African Botanicals Gin.”

“The spiciness of our Musgrave 11 is cooled by the cucumber notes in the Pink Tonic, while the hints of rose petals give the gin a delicate edge,” adds Simone Musgrave of Musgrave Gin.

Let the new Fitch & Leedes Pink Tonic take you back to an era when things were still made with the utmost care and craftsmanship. Inspired by the intrepid gentlemen merchantmen of London, Ralph Fitch and William Leedes, who set sail on the Tyger in 1583 in search of new, exotic tastes in India and the East, Fitch & Leedes speaks of the romance and integrity of a bygone age. The elegant new rose and cucumber tonic adds a unique twist to your classic G&T.
Hope on Hopkins Mediterranean Gin
Some Perfect Serve ideas from the craft distillers:

Hope on Hopkins Mediterranean Gin is infused with olives, rosemary, thyme, basil and cardamom with citrus notes and hints of juniper. Add 1 part gin to 4 parts Fitch & Leedes Pink Tonic. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Musgrave 11, inspired by the flavours and history of Africa and its ancient spice route, is crafted with eleven botanicals. Add a double tot of gin to 200ml of Fitch & Leedes Pink Tonic. Garnish with a ribbon slice of cucumber and rose petals.

Triple Three African Botanicals Gin is carefully distilled from seven botanicals including the flora of the Western Cape. Add 50ml of gin to 200ml of Fitch & Leedes Pink Tonic. Garnish with a cucumber slice, orange wheel and rose petals.

Fitch & Leedes can be found at leading purveyors of fine beverages, boutique wine shops, selected deli’s, fine dining establishments and cocktail bars at around R40 for a 6-pack of 200ml cans or R36 per 4-pack of 200ml glass bottles. For more information about the Fitch & Leedes range, contact James Shaw at Tel: (+27) 021 886 8842, Fax: 021 887 1005 or send an email to


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@Gemalto Empowers Smartphone-based Digital Vehicle Key #MercededMeConnect

Hi Guys,

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is providing its Trusted Services Hub (TSH) to support Daimler AG’s new smartphone-based ‘digital vehicle key’ for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class range. The premium car maker’s innovative solution gives drivers the freedom to lock/unlock and start their vehicles using nothing more than an NFC smartphone. Gemalto’s TSH enables seamless and secure over-the-air deployment of the digital keys to any type of phone that supports the solution.

With the key safely downloaded to a secure element* via Gemalto’s TSH, drivers can lock/unlock their cars by simply placing the smartphone against the door handle. The engine can also be turned on with the phone in the charging tray of the dashboard and pressing the start button. Capable of operating even if the phone battery** is drained, the need to carry a conventional key is eliminated.
@Gemalto Empowers Smartphone-based Digital Vehicle Key #MercededMeConnect
As an integral part of the ‘Mercedes me connect’ program, the digital vehicle key will connect seamlessly with services that meet the demands of modern mobility and digital lifestyles.

“Digitalization demands that companies harness their expertise to forge strong relationships with all stakeholders within the connected car ecosystem,” said Christine Caviglioli, vice president New Mobility Solutions at Gemalto. “For Daimler AG, this aim is fully supported by our solutions, which enable it to offer customers innovative services through their preferred device, without compromising security.”

*A Secure Element is a tamper resistant hardware platform, capable of securely hosting applications and storing confidential and cryptographic data. It can be found in a SIM provided by a Mobile Network Operator and/or an eSE (embedded Secure Element) built into phone handset by OEMs.”

**up to 10 door lock / unlock in the next 24h if the smartphone device supports this functionality

For more information visit, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.​


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Scroll to Your Happy Place With The @Logitech 2017 #Doodle Collection #WirelessMouse

Hi Guys,

Logitech invites you to tap into your creativity and dream big at your desk with the introduction of the Logitech 2017 Doodle Collection. Inspired by whimsical designs of an imaginary world, the Doodle Collection combines strong visual storytelling with intricately hand-drawn characters, patterns and symbols. This year’s collection of mice is for people with a kid-at-heart attitude and a spontaneous and imaginative spirit.

A collection of doodles – from Lightbulb to Sneakerhead to Skateburger to Triple Scoop – brings a touch of character to the Logitech® M238 Wireless Mouse.
Scroll to Your Happy Place With The @Logitech 2017 #Doodle Collection #WirelessMouse
“This year, your dreams have turned into reality,” said Joost Jetten, Country Manager for Logitech. “The 2017 Doodle Collection mice are designed to turn your everyday moments into entertainment. We took our most creative daydreams, and designed a series of iconic hand-drawn characters with bold patterns to inspire any task.”

The 2017 Doodle Collection mice last up to 12 months on a single battery. Smoothly navigate through Web pages or documents with the comfortable scroll wheel, whether you use Windows®, Mac OS®, Chrome OS™ or Linux®. The nano USB receiver allows you to roam up to 10m away.

Pricing and Availability
The 2017 Doodle Collection is expected to arrive soon in South Africa. RRP and availability will be advised at a later stage. Find Logitech at, the company blog or @Logitech.
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Tuesday 9 May 2017

Spoil Your Mom This Mothers Day @PanasonicSA #MicrowaveOven

Hi Guys,

Mother's Day is coming and it's time to show your respect and love towards her. She has cared and loved you all her life so it's our duty to give her a day of rest now and then.

Panasonic South Africa has prepared an info-graphic for people like me who doesn't know much cooking to prepare some meals on their microwave using these recipes -

Spoil Your Mom This Mothers Day @PanasonicSA #MicrowaveOven
Enjoy your day!


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@LancewoodCheese #EmojiMeals A Piece of Cake for #Foodie Celebs #SouthAfrica

Hi Guys,

If there are two things most South Africans love, it’s a braai, and cheese. The two came together in drool-worthy style on Instagram feeds across the country as foodie celebs got creative with the LANCEWOOD® Emoji Meals Challenge.

The challenge was set by LANCEWOOD®, the number one cream cheese brand in SA*, in celebration of their season-long support of theUltimate Braai Master. Vying for the title of Challenge champion were famous foodies Lorna Maseko (Top Billing and The Hostesspresenter), Sam Linsell (food stylist, photographer and owner of the Drizzle and Dip blog), Kamini Pather (Master Chef SA winner 2013 and host of Girl Eats World) and Lucia Mthiyane (food expert and chef). Their task was to create swoon-worthy recipes inspired by, and most closely resembling either the burger, cake, doughnut, pizza or spaghetti food Emoji, featuring a LANCEWOOD® product.

Lucia Mthiyane was crowned the winner by judge, Zola Nene, the famous food goddess from Expresso Show, who put her stamp of approval on Lucia’s lip-smacking cheesecake – the perfect post braai delight.
@LancewoodCheese #EmojiMeals A Piece of Cake for #Foodie Celebs #SouthAfrica
Lucia’s Cheesecake

10 biscuits of your choice
2 tablespoons butter
2 tubs of LANCEWOOD® Medium Fat Plan Cream Cheese
2 eggs
250ml condensed milk
500g white fondant
Juice of 1 medium lemon
250g castor sugar

1. Preheat oven to 200˚C.
2. Combine biscuit crumbs, sugar and butter; press firmly on bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
3. In a large bowl, beat eggs, castor sugar, lemon juice and cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in condensed milk until smooth.
4. Pour the mixture into the springform pan over the biscuit mixture.
5. Bake at 160˚C for 50 to 55 minutes or until the centre is set.
6. Set aside to cool.
7. Roll out the fondant and cover the cake.
8. Use white and yellow fondant to make three candles with flames.
9. Finish by placing fresh strawberries on top.

The Challenge was inspired by the Emoji Meals offering on LANCEWOOD®’s Facebook page, which involved an interactive Bot enhancing viewers’ Ultimate Braai Master experience. By sending a food Emoji to LANCEWOOD®’s Facebook page via private message, the Bot instantly responds with a recipe or tip related to it. For example, sending a potato emoji would get you a recipe for LANCEWOOD’ Sour Cream baked potatoes – hot out of the oven or fresh off the coals – with LANCEWOOD® Jalapeño Chutney Dip & Top for added flavour.

“We wanted to take our Emoji Meals offering to another level and hand-picked our favourite foodie influencers to cook up a storm. Ultimately, Lucia came out tops by whipping up a mouth-watering cheesecake that ticked all the boxes of a LANCEWOOD® culinary creation,” says Shereen Anderhold, Marketing Manager at LANCEWOOD®.

Other not-to be missed delights included:

Kamini’s Beat and Bake Cake

170g of margarine
1 cup of sugar
3 large eggs
2 ¼ cups of flour
3 heaped teaspoons of baking powder
¾ cup of milk
1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla essence

½ teaspoon of vanilla essence
2 tablespoons of margarine
500g of icing sugar
1 tub of LANCEWOOD® Medium Fat Plain Cream Cheese

Cream the margarine and sugar.
Add the vanilla essence.
Mix in the dry ingredients.
Add the milk.
Grease a cake tin and pour in the mixture.
Bake at 180˚C for 30 to 40 minutes.

Sam’s hamburger

One hamburger patty.
One hamburger bun (sesame seed or plain, depending on your preference)
A slice of LANCEWOOD® Sweetmilk Cheese

Cook the patty until medium to well-done.
Slice the bun open, trim the edges with a scissor to get the perfect round shape and place the patty on the bun.
Quickly dip the slice of LANCEWOOD® cheese into a bowl of boiling water, before laying it on top of the burger patty.
Close the bun to complete the burger.

Lorna’s Pasta

750 g lean ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
15 ml sunflower oil
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
50 g tomato paste
Smoked chilli flakes
Salt and pepper
Tagliatelle pasta
Lancewood cheese (mozzarella or cheddar)

Heat oil in a pan and fry onions and garlic until they are soft.
Add mince and brown well.
Add in your smoked chilli flakes and chutney.
Add chopped tomatoes and the tomato paste to your mince.
Add in your salt and pepper.
Allow to gently cook for 20 minutes.
Boil your pasta for 8-12 minutes
Once you have drained your pasta, place it in a dish of your choice and serve with bolognaise sauce.
Grate cheese, and garnish accordingly.

For more information, visit the Lancewood Cheese Facebook page.
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Sunday 7 May 2017

@ReubenRiffel Showcased Signature Dishes At Food & Hospitality Africa #Hostex2017 @FandHAfrica

Hi Guys,

Renowned Chef Reuben Riffel showcased his culinary skills on the opening day of this year’s Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex. From humble beginnings in Franschhoek, Western Cape, where he first discovered his passion for cooking, Reuben has enjoyed success as a restaurateur, TV host, and author. This philanthropic chef is a celebrated and respected member of the restaurant/hospitality industry.
@ReubenRiffel Showcased Signature Dishes At Food & Hospitality Africa #Hostex2017 @FandHAfrica
Salmon Signature Dish
“It is an honour to host Reuben this year, and we can’t wait to find out what surprises he has in store for us” says Nick Sarnadas, Event Director for Specialised Exhibitions trade show, Food & Hospitality Africa taking place from 7 to 9 May at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. “Having someone as well-respected as Reuben participating in the show this year speaks volumes in terms of the value Food & Hospitality Africa, which is powered by Hostex, holds within the industry,” Sarnadas continues.

This trade show boasts a range of features including an improved Tea & Coffee Africa, with the addition of The Drinks Cabinet and Contract Furnishing Africa to the show’s five-shows-in-one menu. These new shows provide the perfect showcase for a selection of local and international exhibitors, offering products and services relevant to all facets of their market sectors.
@ReubenRiffel Showcased Signature Dishes At Food & Hospitality Africa #Hostex2017 @FandHAfrica
Pasta Prawn Gravy
Chef Reuben demonstrated his signature dish at The Skillery at 14h00 on Sunday, 7 May. He also spend the day experiencing the industry’s largest show exploring everything Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex has to offer. Check out more photos on
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Food & Hospitality Africa Serves Up Successful First Day #Hostex2017 @FandHAfrica #FandHA

Hi Guys, 
At 9.30am today the doors opened to Food & Hospitality Africa 2017, with queues of people eagerly awaiting the opening of the renowned trade show.

The day ran on an action-packed schedule which featured demos by the highly personable and proudly South African chef, Reuben Riffel, and other talented chefs in The Skillery. Visitors enjoyed networking time in this hub of activity as the South African Chefs Association served up their renowned hospitality, and a taste of the art and science of cookery. Checkout my instagram handle @araijain for more pictures from today's events. 
F&HA 2017 - Reuben Riffel interacts with exhibitor Carmien Tea
F&HA 2017 - Reuben Riffel interacts with exhibitor Carmien Tea
Inspiring thought leadership at HOST-ED - an interactive theatre, featuring key members of the hospitality, food and beverage industries - came from Victor Kharage, Director General of the Department of Tourism who shared insights about the economic implications of the South African food and hospitality industry. Chef Arnold Tanzer, owner of Food on the Move, shed some light on current and future industry trends.

The first heats in the semi-finals of the SCASA Barista Champs took place, creating a buzz of activity around the Tea & Coffee Africa area. On the exhibitor front, Black Lion Coffee was a proud representative of the birthplace of coffee, with their 100% Ethiopian Arabica coffee beans.
Food & Hospitality Africa Serves Up Successful First Day #Hostex2017 @FandHAfrica #FandHA
In the first round of the Global Pizza Challenge, contestants battled it out to prove that their base was best, and their toppings topped the rest...

Alongside the hundreds of exhibitors taking part in this year’s show, the South African Cake Decorators Guild put on a display of pure talent with their numerous, exquisitely decorated cakes. This intense programme left visitors spoilt for choice as to how they could spend their day exploring all that Food & Hospitality has to offer this year.

The full daily programme can be found on the Food & Hospitality website:


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