The Life's Way - A Lifestyle and Technology Blog By Aashish Rai 

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Best Water Purifier in India @LivPureWater #TheLivpureLife #Health

Hi Guys,

Since the beginning of times, food water and shelter has been the made needs of human and animal’s survival. Even during those times, it was more of survival of the fittest and the topic have not changed much over the years. Despite rise in medical innovations, people are more focused on individuals and family health and water play a major role in the same. Old times, the water was thought to be pure but we have seen in the history that many diseases took a lot of civilizations wiped away from the planet Earth. And during the modern times, getting the pure water to maintain a healthy lifestyle is getting difficult day by day.

A lot of latest technology went into making it possible to bring the healthy drinking water in the reach of people and many companies have flourished on this basic need. One of them is Livpure which has always strived to make every Indian healthy and ensure purity in their lives through pure water and pure air. Livpure has brought in their water purifier online to reach anyone anytime to get the best they can buy. With three range of water purifiers – Gravity, UV Purifier and RO Purifier, they suit the pockets of every individual and provide the best value for money.
Livpure Glitz UV Water Purifier
Livpure Glitz UV Water Purifier
Water is an indispensable commodity and we need it every hour for our survival. Livpure know the importance of complete purification through their cutting-edge technology. Not only Livpure serve the personal demands at normal homes but have commercial products to provide pure water at your office space too. They do have the complete range of products from economical to premier models to suit the needs of the factory or home.

Gravity Purifiers is for those regions where electricity is a problem. But with Livpure technology, you can continue to get 5-stages water purification system right as when you need it.
Livpure Touch 2000 RO Water Purifier
Livpure Touch 2000 RO Water Purifier
The second range of products belongs to the UV purifiers which means Ultra-violet rays are used for filtration of microbiological impurities to provide safe and healthy drinking water. These products churns out around 60 litres of water per hour through its 4-stage purification process and DIY cartridge replacement option.

Livpure Pep Plus RO Water Purifier
Livpure Pep Plus RO Water Purifier
Last range of products belongs to RO purifiers employs a multi-stage purification system to eliminate harmful pesticides, herbicides, arsenic, fluorides and nitrates to provide healthy drinking water that is free from all kinds of water contaminants. These water purifiers provides flow rate of 15 litres per hour by providing 7 to 8 stage purification system.

In the end the water is the most important commodity which need to be taken care by each and every individual and Livpure is the best RO water purifier in India. Keep your family safe with healthy drinking water.


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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

How to Use Uber Effectively - Guidelines for Your Next @Uber_RSA Ride

Hi Guys,

Uber is committed to providing a service that is seamless and efficient for both riders and drivers. Part of creating this seamless experience is providing guidance on how drivers and riders should behave and treat each other during a trip. That’s why Uber has released their updated Community Guidelines, this guide is not only a ‘how to’ for Uber driver-partners, but one for Uber riders too.

This is the first time Uber is publishing a policy explaining why riders can lose access to Uber. This is important because when drivers use Uber they do more than simply drive: they’re sharing their own car, space and time with passengers. And while most riders show drivers respect, unfortunately this is not always the case.

Uber’s updated Community Guidelines help explain what’s not OK on an Uber trip. Many of these are obvious to most of us but they should be noted - whether it’s throwing up in the backseat or leaving rubbish in the car, the below list of guidelines is one that everyone using Uber should understand - drivers and riders as well as those travelling with other riders / friends.

Respect each other

Mutual respect is key, under no circumstances should riders or drivers disrespect the other. Vehicles used on the Uber app belong to the driver-partners and they take pride in keeping their vehicles in good condition for riders to be comfortable. Riders should therefore respect the vehicle they are in and should leave the vehicle in the condition in which they found it.

Unruly behaviour such as damaging the vehicle is not tolerated. Using bad language is also not allowed. Being aggressive or discriminatory can also get a rider banned from using the app. Uber does not discriminate against gender or race and any rider that does not share the same sentiments is not welcome on the app.

How to Use Uber Effectively - Guidelines for Your Next @Uber_RSA Ride
Give riders and drivers some personal space
Although friendly conversation doesn't do any harm during a trip, respect should be upheld at all times. Both riders and drivers should give each other space and should not make each other feel uncomfortable. Uber has a ‘no sex’ rule, meaning there should be no sexual conduct between drivers and riders. That includes flirting and touching from both parties. Other physical contact such as hitting or attempting to hurt a driver is also forbidden.

To ensure anonymity and to maximise safety, Uber does not allow riders and drivers to view each other’s personal details, such as cell phone numbers, via the app. Sending an sms, calling, or visiting someone in person after a ride has been completed is not allowed. Personal space needs to be respected.

Safety first
Getting to a destination safely is a top priority. This is why drivers need to adhere to the rules of the road for example, by sticking to the speed limit, not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and not texting while driving. Drivers should always take a break if tired.

Riders should play their part by wearing their seatbelts and not trying to cram in extra people when there aren’t enough seat belts. Riders also need to refrain from bringing alcohol or banned substances into the vehicle and should not ask a driver to go faster than the speed limit.

Children must be supervised
Those under the age of 18 can take an Uber with adult supervision, but cannot have an Uber account themselves. Parents or guardians need to accompany children at all times.

Going forward, if Uber finds that an unaccompanied minor is the account holder the account will be immediately deactivated. If Uber finds that the rider is under the age of 18 but the account holder is a third party that is over 18, Uber will remind the account holder of Uber’s policy and deactivate their profile after a second warning.

Feedback makes us all better
Giving feedback allows Uber to know what the rider is satisfied or dissatisfied about, that is why both drivers and riders should always provide feedback post a trip. When people know that they are been rated they become conscious of their behaviour and become accountable for their actions. Accidents, incorrect fair charge or arguments should be reported by simply tapping the help button in the app. There is a customer support team that is always ready to assist.

Upon learning of an infringement Uber will contact the rider to investigate. Depending on the nature of the issue the rider’s account may be placed on hold during the investigation. Should the concern involve a serious offense such as involving violence, sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination, or illegal activity the account can be deactivated and authorities will be notified. Uber will provide any information the authorities require to assist them in their investigation.

Uber strives to create a safe and pleasant environment for both riders and driver-partners. These guidelines are important and are implemented for the benefit of all those that use Uber. Driver and riders are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Community Guidelines here as well in various languages namely; Zulu, Xhosa and sesotho.
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What’s On Snippet @SilverstarZA #Krugersdorp @TsogoSun #July2017

Hi Guys,

Ringo – 14 July 2017
Join Afro-Pop South African music legend, Ringo, for an unforgettable night of great music at Silverstar. After 10 studio albums, two live CD/DVDs and one compilation album, as well as regularly featuring at the hottest music festivals, Ringo has firmly established his icon status in the industry. The acclaimed performer’s musical genius is expressed through his albums and live performances, experimenting with various rhythm and collaborations. Catch this soul sensation for a spectacular night with his greatest and much-loved hits. Tickets are on sale for R200 per person and are available at
What’s On Snippet @SilverstarZA #Krugersdorp @TsogoSun #July2017
3-in-1 met Casper, Schalk en Hannes – 28 July 2017
Silverstar will be bridging the generational gap with three prominent Afrikaans comedians, from different generations. Casper de Vries has been a pioneer in Afrikaans comedy on stage and on TV for three decades. Schalk Bezuidenhout is a top comedian, a successful actor and TV presenter. Hannes Brümmer is an actor and comedian known for his energetic performances and improv. Audiences can look forward to a great night of stand-up comedy and hilarious improv from three generations of comedians. Tickets are on sale for R150 per person and are available at

Barnyard Theatre
Join us for the unique theatre experience at Silverstar, with an incredible line-up of live entertainment. Patrons can catch these shows at the Barnyard Theatre this July:
  • 20th Century Countdown – The Greatest Mix Tape Playlists of Your Life, running until Sunday, 09 July 2017
  • Kids Rock the Hits, running from Friday, 07 July until Friday, 23 September 2017
  • Bobby van Jaarsveld on Saturday, 08 July 2017
  • UK vs USA Top 40, running from Wednesday, 12 July to Sunday, 20 August 2017
  • Ard Mathews on Saturday, 22 July 2017
Tickets are available from or at Silverstar Box Office.

Movies@ Silverstar

50% off Movies@ Silverstar is back for more thrilling family entertainment, offering any movie, at any time, on any day, for 50% less, until Thursday, 27 July 2017. Rewards cardholders, including new sign ups, get even bigger and better discounts:
  • Gold members get 65% off
  • Platinum members get 75% off
  • Black members get 80% off
50% discount also applicable to Pensioner’s and Children’s ticket prices.

Catch the latest blockbuster movies@ Silverstar this July:
  • Spider-Man: Home Coming – 07 July
  • War for the Planet of the Apes – 14 July
  • Captain Underpants – 21 July
Dining at Silverstar
Enjoy a variety of winter-warming food and drink offerings from a selection of restaurants and fast-food outlets at Silverstar. Whether you are looking to grab food on-the-go at Steers or Mi Vami; a family dining experience at Steak, Spur, Billy Gs; pub grub at Publicity or a romantic winter dinner date at Vigour and Verve, Colcaccios or Calistos, Silverstar offers a taste for everyone. New on the block, and certainly worth a visit, is Aarya. Owned by MasterChef SA winner, Chef Deena Naidoo, this newly opened restaurant is guaranteed to offer you a unique dining experience with a menu that appeals to every palate.

Promotions at Silverstar this July:
Ready Set Drive - From 10 July to 21 October, Silverstar will be hosting another spectacular run of the Ready Set Drive promotion, giving way a chic new set of wheels to the total value of R2.6 million! For thirteen weeks, thirteen spanking new and playful Renault Clios will be given away. To participate, players must earn points for entries by playing any Slots or Tables. This promotion is exclusive to Silverstar Rewards cardholders.
Night Out for 2 - Warm up to great and affordable entertainment at Silverstar with the Night Out for 2 package. From 28 July to 28 September 2017, couples can enjoy a scrumptious meal, an option of movie tickets or Ten Pin Bowling, drinks vouchers and more. The package is available for R250, with a saving of up to R200 – now that’s great value entertainment! Look out for updates on this fantastic offer during the month of July on , Ts and Cs apply.

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Kings & Queens of Comedy - 21 July @ Sandton Convention Centre @BluBloodSA @SandtonEvents

Hi Guys,

In medieval times, a jester was employed by a nobleman or monarch to entertain him and his guests. The heavyweights of South African comedy are by no means jesters, but they certainly do entertain… Catch the Kings & Queens of Comedy at the Sandton Convention Centre on Friday, 21 July for a show of hysterical proportions.

Shining their comical armour and sharpening their witty swords for the night, the stellar line-up of comedy giants includes Joey Rasdien (MC), Khanyisa Bunu, Krijay Govender, Mark Banks, Mpho Popps, Muthu Murugan, Ndumiso Lindi, Rob van Vuuren, Tracey-Lee Oliver, Trevor Gumbi and Tumi Morake.

Leading the pack, Joey Rasdien takes the role of MC for this royal affair. Instantly recognisable, his endearing stage persona is intellectually absurd, physically hysterical and thought-provoking.

Teacher-turned-comedienne/actress, Khanyisa Bunu is a fan favourite. She was the first woman to win the audience choice award at the Comics’ Choice Awards and has also made her mark on SA TV with roles in Scandal! and Ses’Top La.

The dynamic Krijay Govender is one of the funniest woman in South Africa. A stand-up comic, award-winning actress, playwright and director, she is a rare mix of brains, beauty and creativity.

With over 25 years in the industry, Mark Banks is one of the most respected comedians in the country. He is widely recognised for his political satire and commonplace poke at the rich and famous, nothing and no-one is sacred to Mark’s blatant humour.
Kings & Queens of Comedy - 21 July @ Sandton Convention Centre @BluBloodSA @SandtonEvents
Mpho Popps has a reputation for enthralling audiences. With a unique style all of his own, his tempting stage personality, hilarious social commentary and high-energy impersonations has had thousands of South Africans in stitches.

Known as the ‘King of Indian Comedy’, Muthu Murugan has been wowing audiences for many years. Sharp-tongued and witty, Muthu will bring some Durban flavour to Johannesburg.

Ndumiso Lindi has come a long way from Zwelitsha, a small township in the Eastern Cape. He is a brilliant young comic who is genuinely funny and his humour will appeal to fans across the demographic.

A household name in South Africa, Rob van Vuuren became a comedian by mistake while he was trying to be an actor. A natural funnyman, he has established himself as one of the most prolific players in the entertainment scene - as an actor, writer, director, dancer and producer and has earned himself a very loyal following.

Tracey-Lee Oliver is a powerhouse singer, comedian and actress. While she is no stranger to the stage, her move to musical comedy has taken her to another level.

While outspoken and sometimes controversial, Trevor Gumbi is a firm favourite in the comedy scene. His underlying charm offsets his assertive energy on stage, as he brings to the stage some politically uncomfortable issues and delivers them with hilarity.

Tumi Morake’s impressive resume includes radio host, presenter, TV show host, brand ambassador, actress and ‘Queen of Comedy’ – her unique ability to deliver all the laughs and right punches has become synonymous with what fans have come to expect from this clever, witty and hilarious comedian.

Don’t miss the Kings & Queens of Comedy, 21 July 2017 at the Pavilion at the Sandton Convention Centre. The show is rated PG16 and starts at 20h00. Tickets from R185 and are available through Computicket.

Another great production brought to you by Blu Blood. Celebrating five years of Kings & Queens of Comedy, the show started in 2012 in Johannesburg and has since grown to be one of the leading comedy brands in South Africa, promoting and showcasing local talent from around the country.

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Best Time to Book for Indian’s Travellers Favourite #Summer Destinations @SkyscannerIN #ttot

Hi Guys,

Leading global travel search engine, Skyscanner has analysed two years’ worth of travel search data from over 60 million monthly users to answer the one questions that always puzzles travellers: when is the best time to book flights?

A recent survey of Indian travellers revealed 72% do not know when is the best time to book flights. Skyscanner’s survey further unveiled 69% of travellers incorrectly estimate the best air fares can be found less than 12 weeks before departure, when in fact the best deals are snapped up by travellers who plan in advance. Traveller’s eyeing up Bali for their summer trip can save up to 51% on flight tickets by booking 25 weeks in advance or risk paying 27% more than the average fare when they leave booking to the last minute.

The same trend appears for air fares to Indian traveller’s favourite summer destinations, traveller’s looking to vacation in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok can grab flights for 35% and 33% less than the average fare, respectively, when booking 24 weeks prior to departure.

Skyscanner recommends booking 24 weeks in advance for travellers venturing to Europe or the USA for their summer vacations for savings of 22% and 18%, respectively.
Best Time to Book for Indian’s Travellers Favourite #Summer Destinations @SkyscannerIN
Skyscanner also reveals the most inexpensive months to travel to visit some of Indian travellers’ favourite locations. November is the cheapest month to travel to Bangkok when flights 10% cheaper than the average fare, while visa-friendly Bali can be best enjoyed in April with a 10% saving on the average fare.

Commenting on the findings, Reshmi Roy, Senior Growth Manager, Skyscanner India said, “We hope Skyscanner’s data can provide travellers with clarity on how and when to get the best deal on flights and what to expect if booking is left to the last minute. After reviewing flight prices from the last two years, we can clearly see that it pays to plan. Booking at the right time can make a huge difference to one’s expenditure on their trip, up to 51% in some cases.”

About Skyscanner
  • Skyscanner is a leading global travel search company, providing free search of flights, hotels and car hire around the world
  • Founded in 2003, Skyscanner helps over 60 million people each month to find their travel options
  • Skyscanner is available in 30 languages
  • Skyscanner’s highly-rated free mobile app has been downloaded over 60 million times
  • Skyscanner employs over 800 staff and has 10 offices across the world: Barcelona, Beijing, Budapest, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Miami, Shenzhen, Singapore and Sofia
  • Skyscanner is part of the Ctrip Group
For more information, please visit and follow the Skyscanner on twitter.

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

#AcerForYou 2017 Blogger Road Trip – Making @AcerAfrica Your Partner in Life

Hi Guys,

Acer being a fast changing, fast revolutionising brand has taken its reach a step further. This month Acer Africa kicked-off its 2017 blogger campaign called “The #AcerForYou Blogger Road Trip” which aimed to make Acer a brand that fits into your life.

Conceptualised to bring Acer into the homes, work places and into personal lives of the everyday person, the aim was to communicate the versatility, appeal and features of the newer Acer notebooks. Local celebrities and influencers were brought on board the Acer road trip and invited to take this ride with the brand.

Kicking off on July 6th – lifestyle and travel blogger Anna-Belle Durrant embarked on her three-day long road trip, with her stylish Acer Swift 7 and mighty Ford Everest courtesy of Ford South Africa, around the beautiful and metropolitan city of Johannesburg. Along the way Durrant visited savvy businessmen Kojo Baffoe (Kaya FM radio presenter) and ProVerb (Idols SA host), Hlubi Mboya (actress and celebrity athlete), Gert-Johan Coetzee (fashion designer), Maya Mia (Beauty Instagramer) and Tiana Cline (gamer and tech enthusiast) over the period.
#AcerForYou 2017 Blogger Road Trip – Making @AcerAfrica Your Partner in Life
Each day brought with it a new experience and learnings on how Acer can become your partner in life, and not just a device. Durrant, along with her partner for the day demonstrated how an Acer device can be used in different locations, environments and how these Acer influencers use their notebooks in their daily lives for business, fitness and even fashion.

The #AcerForYou Road Trip ran from July 6th till July 8th with many highlights throughout. Durrant says, “I think it's important that brands are starting to look at people as individuals and not as a whole. As the #AcerForTravel ambassador I got to meet and engage with some incredible personalities who are passionate about their particular lifestyles and I love that Acer caters to each and every one of us.”

She adds, “Acer has provided me with such a different adventure through which I could experience and learn more about the brand. I had a memorable trip and met some amazing people who are just as passionate about Acer’s message as I am. It was fun, insightful and I loved every minute of it!”

Acer is breaking the barrier of what we perceive notebooks to be. New devices such as the Spin 7, Swift 7, Nitro 5 and the Aspire S13 are slim, versatile, sleek and easy to transport on the go. Whether you are a business person, blogger, traveller, fashion designer or even a celebrity – Acer caters to all your needs while being aesthetically pleasing.

Hashtags to follow:
#AcerForYou #AcerForGaming #AcerForBusiness #AcerForFashion #AcerForTravel #AcerForFitness 


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@UnileverSA Junior Chef of the Year #Winner to Apprentice with Michelin Chef @Janhendrikvdwes

Hi Guys,

In a massive coup for the South African hospitality industry, Unilever Food Solutions has secured the prize of a lifetime for the winner of the Junior category of their annual Chef of the Year competition - a trip to Nice on the Côte d'Azur in France, to apprentice with Chef Jan Hendrik in his Michelin-star restaurant – in addition to a R10 000 cash prize. And there’s just enough time to enter before the competition closing date of Friday 14 July.

The Unilever Food Solutions Junior Chef of the Year is open to any chef aged between 18 and 25, and there are great reasons to enter, with cash prizes of R10 000 for first place, R6 000 for second and R4 000 for third place. This year, for the first time, the top prize also includes a week’s working holiday with South African Chef Jan Hendrik, with flights and accommodation.
@UnileverSA Junior Chef of the Year #Winner to Apprentice with Michelin Chef @Janhendrikvdwes
By striking a meticulous balance between South African heritage classics and French cuisine, Restaurant JAN offers a unique and unforgettable experience in the fine dining arena. The artistry of the cuisine is enhanced by the exquisite décor, which reflects both Jan Hendrik’s culinary and cultural inspirations.

Young chefs can find the competition entry portal at featuring a simple and interactive entry process. The portal also offers inspiration with success stories, past winners and their recipes, judge bios and what they’re looking for, tips and tricks, and social media feeds. Just register your interest to access all the information you need to make your entry hassle-free, and to upload your entry and recipes. Alternatively, entries can be submitted via email to

This prize of a dream-come-true trip to France, the prize money, and the chance to make a name for yourself as an up and coming young chef through the extensive media attention that the competition attracts makes this competition an opportunity that cannot be missed.
@UnileverSA Junior Chef of the Year #Winner to Apprentice with Michelin Chef @Janhendrikvdwes
Enter now – and dream of the culinary possibilities in your future. The closing date for entries is Friday 14 July, and regional finals take place between 26 to 28 July. The national final on 6 September will see two individuals or teams from each region preparing a three-course meal incorporating a variety of compulsory proteins and Unilever Food Solutions products. For more information, go to

Watch Richard Ellis talking about his journey to working in London, which began when he won the Junior category of COTY last year


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#SouthAfrica Welcomes Sleek, New Compact #Nokia5 @NokiaMobile #Android Smartphone

Hi Guys,

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has proudly unveiled the Nokia 5 in the South African market. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform, Nokia 5 delivers excellent battery life, improved graphics performance – all in a package that perfectly balances everyday usability with a premium quality design. With the latest Android 7.1.1, the Nokia 5 delivers a pure Android experience, giving you the ability to use your phone, your way.

Seamless, premium and durable design
The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a perfect pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the laminated 5.2” IPS HD display with sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass. The Nokia 5 features a ground-breaking innovation in antenna design, resulting in a beautiful 3D curved finish that has an uninterrupted purity. In combination with its tough-wearing sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass, your smartphone has the best protection from everyday bumps and bangs, the Nokia 5 brings robust structural integrity, attention to detail and the quality of a high-end flagship. In keeping with the Nokia 5’s elegant design, the 13MP Phase Detection Auto Focus camera has been beautifully integrated into the body. Bringing with it a dual tone flash to mimic ambient light, the camera has been optimised for all light conditions, delivering sharp low light images and capturing natural colours and skin tones indoors and out.
#SouthAfrica Welcomes Sleek, New Compact #Nokia5 @NokiaMobile #Android Smartphone
#SouthAfrica Welcomes Sleek, New Compact #Nokia5 @NokiaMobile #Android Smartphone  
Always Pure Android
With the Nokia 5 you will have a pure Android experience for your device. With monthly security updates your Nokia 5 is safe, up-to-date as well as clutter-free – putting choice at the heart of the consumer experience. With the latest Android comes the latest features including Doze, which saves battery life while the phone is stored. Your device is secured with the Nokia 5 biometric fingerprint authentication, delivering enhanced security and making the Nokia 5 a versatile companion whatever your needs. The new Nokia 5 features Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, building further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure the Google Assistant is integrated, allowing for conversations with the Google Assistant to take place seamlessly on Nokia smartphones.

“With the ongoing explosion in smartphone functionality and services, we spend more time than ever holding our phones. So, people want something that belongs in the hand and they want something that will go the distance,” said Shaun Durandt, General Manager, Southern Africa, HMD Global. “Whilst Nokia 5 is the ultimate pocketable phone at 5.2 inches, its sleek, beautiful design means you’ll want to keep it in your hand for longer.”

Nokia 5 in the palm of your hand
With additional features including an 8MP, 84-degree wide-angle front facing camera – to squeeze even more scene into your selfie – and excellent sunlight and low light screen visibility, there are plenty of reasons to keep the Nokia 5 out of your pocket and in your hand where it belongs.

The Nokia 5 is available in South Africa now. The phone will come in four colours; Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper and will retail at an estimated price of R2,999.00. The Nokia 5 is available from Cell C, MTN and Vodacom as well as selected retailers.

We offer a range of covers perfectly tailored to compliment the Nokia 5. 


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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in #SouthAfrica – It’s About #PopeyesTime Now! @Popeyes_SA

Hi Guys,

The iconic American restaurant brand, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, will soon serve authentic Louisiana-inspired chicken in South Africa. On July 13, 2017, Guests can experience the mouth-watering menu at the first Popeyes restaurant in South Africa, located in the Sandton City food court. Popeyes restaurants offer signature bone-in fried chicken, available in spicy or mild flavours, along with boneless chicken tenders and a wide variety of delicious Signature Sides, featuring the fan favourite, Cajun fries.

“We’re very excited to join the Popeyes family and bring the iconic brand to South Africa,” said Jaye Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer for South African based Siyaghopa Trading Group. “We think our South African Guests will love the signature blend of spices and flavours we’ll bring to the table.”

The chicken-loving nation of South Africa can finally enjoy the distinctive flavours of Popeyes fried chicken and tasty Cajun fries. Here are a few facts about Popeyes to get you ready for the Grand Opening.

Where did Popeyes get its’ name?

Everyone thinks Popeyes got its name from the spinach-loving cartoon character, but the name actually came from a famous fictional 1970’s detective. Detective Jimmy ‘Popeye’ Doyle, the fictional lead character of the movie, The French Connection, is the real inspiration behind the brand name.

Popeyes around the world
  • Popeyes currently has restaurants in more than 25 countries.
  • The Popeyes restaurant in Sandton City, Johannesburg is the only Popeyes on the continent of Africa and the first to open in South Africa.Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in #SouthAfrica – It’s About #PopeyesTime Now! @Popeyes_SA
What makes Popeyes so unique?
  • Popeyes founder, Al Copeland, created a one-of-a-kind chicken recipe that is marinated in Louisiana-inspired seasonings, then hand battered, breaded and fried – creating a juicy-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the outside chicken guests have been craving for more than 45 years.
  • Popeyes has proprietary seasonings that are used to marinate the chicken for 12 hours, creating the richly seasoned flavours in both the mild and spicy versions.
  • At least 60% of the employees at the Popeyes in Sandton City are first-time work-seekers from Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator who have been trained to meet Popeyes international requirements.
Spice… and all things nice
  • At Popeyes, flavour is everything! The Popeyes chicken recipe is based on a 300-year old culinary tradition, which incorporates a fusion of cooking styles, a rich blend of proprietary seasoning and spices sourced from around the globe, including Africa.
  • Popeyes offers both well-seasoned mild chicken, as well as a more spicy chicken option that South Africans are bound to love.
What’s in a biscuit?
  • Have you heard of the famous American Biscuit, but not had the pleasure of tasting? Get your taste buds ready – this legendary American side dish is a speciality of Popeyes!
  • The delicious and freshly baked Popeyes Buttermilk Biscuit join a wide selection of authentic Signature Sides available on the local menu.
For more information and to discover what’s on the menu, visit and follow Popeyes South Africa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram . Check more out at #PopeyesTime. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen South Africa will serve Halaal chicken and is certified by the South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA).


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Sell your vehicle @CarZarDotCoZa and Get @Uber_RSA Trips worth R3000 #CarFreeCareFree

Hi Guys,

Fuel, insurance, tolls and parking fees keep going up - these costs of owning a vehicle in South Africa are increasing making it difficult for some motorists to sustain owning a car. More car owners are turning to alternate modes of transport, that’s why Uber and CarZar, the fastest growing car buying service for the second-hand car market in South Africa, have teamed up to simplify the lives of those wanting to sell their vehicles.

According to a recent Stats SA Survey on domestic tourism, domestic transport costs come in second only to shopping for consumers. This is due to a decline in disposable income, consumers are therefore finding themselves in a spot where they need to reprioritise funds in order to essentially, do more with less.

For those looking to sell their vehicles to reduce some of their financial pressures, Uber and CarZar are taking out the stress and intensive admin of selling a car independently, while providing sellers with a reliable transport alternative once they’re sold their car.
Sell your vehicle @CarZarDotCoZa and Get @Uber_RSA Trips worth R3000 #CarFreeCareFree
This partnership will bring a sense of relief to car owners who want to sell their vehicles but still want to enjoy safe, affordable and reliable transport while they are looking at their alternative transport options. Uber and CarZar’s partnership is centred around the #CarFreeCareFree movement. With the rise in costs such as fuel, this partnership is set to extend a helping hand to consumers who need one. CarZar has teamed up with Uber and will provide those who sell their vehicles to CarZar up to R3 000 in free Uber rides! This deal is effective as of 29 June 2017.

“Uber’s goal is to help reduce traffic congestion in cities which will, in turn, result less, unproductive, time wasted sitting in traffic. Partnering with CarZar helps us help those who’ve sold their vehicles to understand what a great, hassle-free option Uber is,” says Shavaye Govender, Lead : Partnerships & Uber for Business, Uber SSA.
Sell your vehicle @CarZarDotCoZa and Get @Uber_RSA Trips worth R3000 #CarFreeCareFree
CarZar CMO, Francesca Berta, says, “We are very excited to be one of the first brands to partner with Uber to promote a car free society.”

She adds, “We look forward to offering sellers a solution to their temporary transport issues once they sell their vehicles to CarZar, and what better way to start than experiencing hassle-free Uber!”

Those interested in taking advantage of this offer can go to for a quick and easy way to sell a car, and experience the benefits of Uber.
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Hotel Review - All Seasons Boutique Bed and Breakfast #Pretoria @Bains_Lodges #SouthAfrica

Hi Guys,

Pretoria for me was just a place to go and get the official documents submitted for one or the other VISA requirements. I came closer to the city when I took my parents around the Union Buildings and various other monuments last year in July 2016 and also then went again to the same place in search of Jacaranda trees with friends and their families. So when Geniene Preston from UKSACommuter presented this opportunity to join their family in braai at a place in Pretoria, I gladly accepted the same. It was at All Seasons Boutique Hotel and what a wonderful overnight stay we had with a lot of new people who became friends. 

I always wanted to stay in a place where the balcony can give the view of the valley and this was a perfect place and this is one of the photographs I clicked from the balcony of the Private room, I was offered to stay for a day. It took me one hour to reach the place in extreme traffic on a friday evening but the view took all the traffic pain away. 
Hotel Review - All Seasons Boutique Bed and Breakfast #Pretoria @Bains_Lodges #SouthAfrica
Now coming back to the property, All Seasons Hotel in Pretoria belongs to the Bains Lodges. They have various properties all over the country and is an upcoming brand. This property is run by Mr. Thinus who is the General Manager along with Chef and everything all in one for this property. 
Hotel Review - All Seasons Boutique Bed and Breakfast #Pretoria @Bains_Lodges #SouthAfrica
All Seasons Bed and Breakfast is a perfect place for those travelers who are on a long term business trips to Pretoria and nearby areas. The staff is extremely friendly and takes a lot of care of your needs.
Hotel Review - All Seasons Boutique Bed and Breakfast #Pretoria @Bains_Lodges #SouthAfrica
All Seasons have rooms as per the seasons of the year - Summer, Winter, Autumn and Spring along with a Private room which is the biggest of them all and some self-catering units are also part of this property. You can choose to stay as per your choice and availability at the hotel. 
Hotel Review - All Seasons Boutique Bed and Breakfast #Pretoria @Bains_Lodges #SouthAfrica
There are many places of wine and dine along with many to do breakfast so you will never feel bored. It's a casual and relaxing atmosphere that brings people together. 
Hotel Review - All Seasons Boutique Bed and Breakfast #Pretoria @Bains_Lodges #SouthAfrica
Swimming pool is nice and good for a hot scotching summer when you want to cool yourself. 
Hotel Review - All Seasons Boutique Bed and Breakfast #Pretoria @Bains_Lodges #SouthAfrica
Some of the areas are just perfect like this one on Porch of the hotel, doesn't give a lot of view but is perfect for the rainy seasons lunch and brunches with your family and friends. 
Hotel Review - All Seasons Boutique Bed and Breakfast #Pretoria @Bains_Lodges #SouthAfrica
Every sitting area is fitted with a TV so that you and friends can watch a game of sports or a movie. 
Hotel Review - All Seasons Boutique Bed and Breakfast #Pretoria @Bains_Lodges #SouthAfrica
The decor of the place is highly taken care of and you will admire each and every piece of the same. You will definitely fall in love with this property from the Bains Lodges and will want to come visit again or stay for longer period of time. 
Hotel Review - All Seasons Boutique Bed and Breakfast #Pretoria @Bains_Lodges #SouthAfrica
I really fell in love with this Zen Garden kind of setup with so much of nature, water and light which brings a lot of positive energy to your soul. There are a lot more photographs I have posted on my channel which you can see for this property. I have not touched on the rooms and the decor in this post but will share those photos on my instagram channels

Do check it out on your next trip to Pretoria as this is on 741, Frhensch St, Moreletapark, Pretoria 0181 and follow them on instagram, twitter and facebook.


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Monday, 10 July 2017

Joburg Property Company (JPC) Re-Creating A New #Joburg Skyline @JhbProperty

Hi Guys,

The heart and soul of every South African beats to the rhythm of the African drum. It’s shape and form comes to mind as the new Joburg Council Chambes rises in front of the contrasting Metro Centre directly behind it. The drum beats faster as you enter the chambers from the existing Metro Centre building into the newly completed Council Chambers. Like the African drum for centuries has been used as a form of communication to summon leaders to tribal council, the Chamber calls our Joburg district Councillors together to attend sessions that determine our future and make critical decisions.

The architects vision of the drum shape, determines many of the features in the building itself which challenged not only the sound and audio design but also how the currently elected councillors were placed to face the Speaker and each other in a way that embraced solidarity with each other. From floor to ceiling, each facet of the building has a story and a reason for being designed in a particular way. From the architectral drawing to a reality, the common thread has shown community involvement and produced excellence in every way. Community, togetherness and transparency has been the key to unlocking the doors to the growing rejuvenation of the City of Johannesburg.

It is fitting that the month of April celebrated not only the 23 years since all South Africans of voting age stood in line for hours to cast their vote for the first time in a free and democratic election but that the building completion date was scheduled for 31 March with the official opening 3 May 2017.
Joburg Property Company (JPC) Re-Creating A New #Joburg Skyline @JhbProperty
The Council Chamber circular shape is followed through by many of its internal finishing touches. In the passages leading up to the Chamber, various artists have shown the journey in artforms from glass through to copper interweaving their own stories into those of the struggle to freedom. The “Oh Wanderer” glass encased panels tracing the footsteps of the growth of Johannesburg by Pamela Sunstrum is placed perfectly along the first walkway, reminding those who enter the Chamber that decisions made inside affect those outside who trust them. An imposing copper wall sculpture, by Sam Nhlengetwa, encloses the staircase to the upper media area depicting the queues of South Africans in the voting lines of 1994 and showing the assertion of diverse individual identities within our changing living environment which still exist today.

Along the passages surrounding the Chamber, the diversity of those that live and work in our city and their stories, of crime, hate, love and existence beyond those council walls are depicted in a series of 134 wooden totem poles. Totem poles serve many purposes beyond their beauty, and their meanings are as varied as the cultures that make them. After a competition lasting nearly 6 months, South Africans from all walks of life and age groups were asked to submit entries of their lives in drawings. From a three year old drawing and colouring in a heart to a 70 year old holding a crayon for the first time, these totems made from Kiaat, were used to be a graphic representation of their stories. Out of 570 entries, 134 stories were selected and besides the artists being compensated for their contributions, their stories will forever be woven into the fabric of the building where decisions are made that affect them directly.

Once you enter the Chamber, the transparency of the glass becomes evident in the view of the daily lives of all those who live, work and hope to survive the ravages of city life. And those outside can view the roof mounted circular TV showing the sessions as they take place. The striking drum shape of the building together with the glass panels that are shaped to ensure that the audio within does not distort, is a world class design and final finish.
Joburg Property Company (JPC) Re-Creating A New #Joburg Skyline @JhbProperty

The seat itself, is on a sliding rod and cannot be removed or picked up therefore ensuring noise reduction when councillors leave the room while a session is still in progress. It is also designed to spring back against the desk to allow for fast evacuation in the case of emergencies. The staircase in the front of the room descends to a safe place below the building where there is an exit door into the Piazza below.

The newly developed People’s Piazza below the Green 5 Star rated Council Chamber has been developed around the Placemaking concept of creating quality places which is interesting, visually attractive and mixes public art with creative activities. And the People’s Piazza is just such a space. Developed with our mixed cultures in mind together with being pedestrian oriented, safe and yet comfortable, quiet yet able to create a space for sport on a national scale, it meets many of the criteria that promotes and facilitates civic engagement and allows a physical fabric where people can connect with one another.
Joburg Property Company (JPC) Re-Creating A New #Joburg Skyline @JhbProperty
The Piazza’s design softens the concrete Metro building which rises above the Council Chamber and brings together a community where green spaces with creative energy is but only a dream. The Rainbow Walkway to Freedom gives pedestrians the ability to walk safely under the solar streetlights to the outdoor chess and planter benches where public workers and councilors alike can relax and enjoy the sunlit gardens while having lunch. The skate park and outdoor gym as well as the outdoor Table Tennis can be used by anyone who wishes to exercise together with those who would rather play the outdoor chess or watch the big screen.

As the sun sets and whether you are arriving at the Joburg Theatre to watch ballet or a local production or you are going home using the newly developed Gautrain from Park Station, the breathtakingly lit Council Chamber is a daily reminder that the Jozi skyline is undergoing a massive change. Thanks to the Joburg Property Company whose vision and drive to make a difference is becoming apparent to those who not only live here but those who choose to visit Johannesburg. 


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@SonyXperiaZA Set Up #Xperiatial Mall Activation to Launch #ItsASony Devices

Hi Guys,

Sony Mobile is proud to announce the arrival of the highly anticipated Xperia XZ Premium, XA1 Ultra and L1 in South Africa from July 2017. To align with the eagerly awaited Xperia devices, Sony Mobile will be hosting mall activations across Johannesburg, starting from 05 July at the Mall of Africa, which includes the Xperia XZ Premium voted the Best Smartphone of 2017 at the annual Global Mobile Awards (Glomo Awards). As a leading communications innovator, Sony Mobile has re-affirmed its position, by unveiling unique product experiences that break new ground in consumer technology with its key offering of the three devices. Each device has been strategically targeted to provide consumers with an array of suitable choices and options that match their lifestyle and interests, which is evident to Sony Mobile’s testament to innovation and to deliver great product features for mobile users.

As part of the mall activations, consumers will be invited to upgrade their current device that will come with a free gift, if done instore during the ‘Xperiatial’ activations. The mall activation stand will not only stock the latest Sony Mobile devices but will also showcase the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform plus the latest in Sony’s internet of things – products, Xperia Ear and Xperia Touch.
@SonyXperiaZA Set Up #Xperiatial Mall Activation to Launch #ItsASony Devices
About Xperia XZ Premium
Announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) as the “Best New Smartphone of 2017”, the Xperia XZ Premium is Sony Mobile’s most technologically capable and ground-breaking smartphone to date. The Xperia XZ Premium boasts the world’s first super slow motion video in a smartphone, with its 960 frames per second, providing sensational videos that can be played back four times slower than any other smartphone. With additional key features such as the beautiful 4K HDR 5.5” display, 19MP high resolution, the XZ Premium captures motion that the human eye can’t see. Predictive Capture is included to ensure you always stay one step ahead and automatically started buffering images when it detects motion even before you press the button.

Taking intelligence to the next level, making it one of the first smartphones capable of Gigabit Class LTE, the Xperia XZ Premium is powered by Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with X16 LTE. This feature supports super-fast 1Gbps download speeds to get 4K movies in your hands in seconds, stunning graphics, superior performance and enhanced battery efficiency.

“We’re excited Sony has chosen the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform, our most powerful and efficient mobile platform to date, to power Xperia XZ Premium,” said James Munn, VP of Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Snapdragon 835 supports in a new era of immersive consumer experiences and features the world’s first commercially announced Gigabit Class X16 LTE modem which is designed to support fiber optic speeds on the go for an unparalleled user experience.”

About Xperia XA1 Ultra
The XA1 Ultra is Sony Mobile’s mid-range model with its 6” screen, 23MP high resolution camera and fast speed. Building of the success of the XA models, the XA1 Ultra features a beautiful borderless design to make the most of the edge-to-edge screen for those who love to take selfies and capture their experiences to post online. The front camera of the XA1 Ultra boasts a 8MP, 23mm wide angle lens that will allow you to capture all the action even in a group selfie without missing anyone out.

About Xperia L1
‘Made for your hand’, the Xperia L1 is offers a 13MP Auto focus Rear Camera, 5MP Front Camera and a 5.5’’ HD Display.

“The new Sony Mobile devices is evident to our relentless pursuit to keep offering consumers the best mobile devices. It is evident that through continuous innovation and the evolving mobile industry, consumers are in search of mobile devices that are aligned with their lifestyle and personal interests. Whether it is a businessman looking for the best out of a smartphone or ladies that love to take selfies, Sony Mobile has ensured that the latest portfolio of Xperia products are the perfect fit for the user’s needs. We look forward to welcoming consumers to our mall activations to ‘xperience’ the best of Sony,” says Christian Haghofer, Sony Mobile Country Manager.

Consumers are invited to visit the below malls to upgrade their Sony devices and a chance to win great prizes with Sony Mobile. Check out some of the images from the Mall of Africa activation on my

Mall of Africa: 05 July – 16 July
Northgate Mall: 18 July – 30 July
Menlyn Park: 01 August – 13 August
Keywest Mall: 15 August – 27 August
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Will You be Supporting Admiral & Jahseed and Reggae? #RedBullCultureClash @RedBullZA

Hi Guys,

By now you should know that four of SA’s biggest sounds - hip hop, house, afro-beats and reggae - will be going head-to-head at Red Bull Culture Clash 2017 on 23 September at Orlando Stadium in Jozi, competing for the loudest response from the crowd, in a sound system battle of epic proportions.

Hip Hop will be fronted by AKA and his Top Boyz sound system at the event this year. This week I want to shed some light on reggae, which Admiral & Jahseed will be repping along with their African Storm Sound System crew.
Will You be Supporting Admiral & Jahseed and Reggae? #RedBullCultureClash @RedBullZA
To watch Admiral & Jahseed introducing their crew visit

Red Bull chatted to Admiral & Jahseed about their career and the Sound System culture in SA -
Will You be Supporting Admiral & Jahseed and Reggae? #RedBullCultureClash @RedBullZA
image credit: Tyrone Bradley / Red Bull Content Pool
Over the next couple of weeks we’ll continue sizing up each of the competing crews and the genre they are repping, and we’ll be sending you all the info you need to decide which crew you’re going to support as the countdown to Red Bull Culture Clash 2017 begins.

Keep an eye out next week for more information on house, DJ Tira and his Durban Massacre Sound System crew.

Visit and follow Red Bull Culture Clash on Twitter @RedBullZA, Facebook @redbull, Instagram @redbullza with the hashtag #RedBullCultureClash. Tickets for Red Bull Culture Clash 2017 are available from Computicket. 4 stages - 4 sounds - 1 winner.
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