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Cape Royale Gives Back

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On Friday, 18 July 2014, the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa Management team grouped together for their 67 minutes of giving back to the community for Mandela Day.

With 67 lunch parcels the team headed out to disseminate the food packs to homeless and other less fortunate Cape Town inhabitants. Additionally, 67 copies of the Big Issue were purchased from various vendors throughout the area, which were subsequently offered to guests upon check in at the hotel later that afternoon.

“We continuously strive to assist in improving the lives and education of our in-house staff, today we took the opportunity to give back to the community at large in our neighbourhood, in honour of Mandela Day and the immense good that Tata Mandela stood for in his courageous and positively revolutionary life which he dedicated to the people of his country,” says Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa MD, Johann du Plessis.

Medac and Rockets sees SA Cyclist into the L’Étape du Tour

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L’Étape du Tour in the Pyrénées will be joined this year by Philippus Jacobus Francois Grobler, winner of the Medac and Rockets Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour competition held at their stand this year.

Following his dreams, the 37 year old South African cyclist enthusiast will be participating in the Tour de France race along the Col du Tourmalet from Ste-Marie-de-Campan and finishing at the ski-station of Hautacam. His trip, valued at R60, 000.00 departs Johannesburg on July 17th, returning July 21st , 2014.

Packed with adrenalin rushing activities, Grobler’s prize includes entrance into the Étape leg of the race, a three night’s stay package at Hotel Chapelle et Parc, return flights between Johannesburg and Toulouse and an extensive range of Rockets high performance cycling gear.”Every cyclist or cycling fan would give anything for the chance to watch Le Tour let alone ride in a race that follows in the champs’ pedal strokes. I simply could not believe my good fortune when i found out i had won. What an honour and what an opportunity! Thank you Rockets!” Says Grobler.

Rockets by Medac is a high quality retail brand of compression sportswear and functional training equipment. All fabrics used contain an Antimicrobial agent and are both moisture wicking and highly durable. The Compression range of gear is manufactured using a cool, lightweight high quality fabric that provides a maximum stretch without losing its functionality. The unique performance based fabric provides compression during exercise, reducing muscle vibration therefore improving overall performance and recovery.

“The Medac and Rockets team look forward to the L’Étape du Tour with great anticipation, being such a significant facet in the cycling arena” says Medac and Rockets CEO, “however, it is with even greater satisfaction that we are able to award this prized trip to one of our loyal customers. This certainly sets a president and we look forward to the prospect of future opportunities to give back to those whom support us in the sport apparel realm.

To track Grobler’s performance and read more about his trip on his blog, or to find out more about Medac and Rockets range of performance gear and other  products, go to www.rocketsrange.com.

LifeStraw®’s Bold Arrival in Southern Africa

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With RSA as its home base, distribution company Aqua4Life launches the multi-award winning LifeStraw® in Southern Africa (RSA, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Transkei and Swaziland). The launch took place at Le Roi Beach Club in Camps Bay on Thursday 26 June, 2014. Produced by Swiss-based company, Verstergaard, this chemical free micro-filtration system instantly converts contaminated water into safe drinking water. Internationally and SABS tested LifeStraw® removes up to 99.99999% of bacteria, protozoan cysts and turbidity from water. The product range will be available to the South African retail market late July 2014 in the forms of LifeStraw® Personal (filters up to 1000litres), LifeStraw® Go (filters up to 1000litres) and LifeStraw® Home unit (filters up to 4500litres). Each product offers environmentally friendly, cost and energy saving solutions. Upon purchase of any LifeStraw® product, Vestergaard contributes clean water for a child in Africa for the period of one year through their humanitarian Social Responsibility program. “We have a plethora of projects lined up for the implementation of LifeStraw® in poorer communities with little or no access to any water sources. Our foremost quest in southern Africa is to save and change the lives of those most desperately in need of clean, running water. We now need role players to step up and help us change those people’s lives.” says Aqua4Life MD Nico Germishuizen. Amongst a magnitude of accolades LifeStraw® was named “Best Invention of 2005” by Time magazine, “Innovation of the Year” by Esquire; Forbes dubbed it “one of the ten things that will change the way we live”, and Saatchi & Saatchi awarded it for “World Changing Ideas” in 2008. Aqua4Life has also partnered with various other service providers including Rotary Int. (Clean Water & Sanitation) and Human Moments. It also supplies humanitarian products (which filter up to 100,000litres) to Southern African Governments, GIZ, US Aid, Red Cross and WHO, as well as partnering with Corporate SA via CSI funding initiatives to implement clean water solutions to those who most need it. To find out more about LifeStraw® ® products or to place your pre order, go to www.aqua4life.net, or check out the LifeStraw® ® Facebook page or connect on Twitter. Catering done by Mediterranean Delicacies & Le Roi Beach Bar

Aqua4Life joins forces with BrandVan & Red Carpet Concepts

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Aqua4Life, the official distributors of LifeStraw® in RSA, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Transkei and Swaziland, has recently joined forces with BrandVan and Red Carpet Concepts, to oversee the implementation, distribution and awareness of the product’s humanitarian and retail availability. LifeStraw® is an international water filtration range of products from Verstergaard Frandsen, a Swiss-based company committed to improving the health of vulnerable people. This chemical free, multi-award winning, micro-filtration system instantly converts contaminated water into safe drinking water, removing up to 99.99999% of bacteria, protozoan cysts and turbidity from the water (Internationally and SABS tested). The product range is being made available to the South African retail market in the forms of LifeStraw® Personal (filters up to 1000litres), LifeStraw® Go (filters up to 1000litres) and LifeStraw® Home unit (filters up to 4500litres). Each product offers environmentally friendly, cost and energy saving solutions. Upon purchase of any LifeStraw® product, Vestergaard contributes clean water for a child in Africa for the period of one year through their humanitarian Social Responsibility program. Aqua4Life, a South African based PTY Company has also partnered with various other service providers including Rotary Int. (Clean Water & Sanitation), University of Johannesburg (Water & Health Research), Human Moments and supplies humanitarian products (filtering up to 100,000litres) to Southern African Governments, GIZ, US Aid, Red Cross, WHO as well as partnering with Corporate SA via CSI funding initiatives to implement clean water solutions to those who most need it. Brand and Portfolio Managers, BrandVan, will be executing the retail division of Aqua4Life, and Red Carpet Concepts will run the PR, social media, advertising and special events component, alongside BrandVan, to ensure swift, smooth and sustainable communications on behalf of Aqua4Life. To find out more about LifeStraw products, go to www.aqua4life.net or www.lifestraw-sa.co.za , check out their Facebook page or connect on Twitter.