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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 or , check out their Facebook page or connect on Twitter.

Reeva Steenkamp exclusive interview with heat Magazine

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Reeva Steenkamp spoke of her concern that “lies” could ruin her relationship with Oscar Pistorius in an interview with heat Magazine days before her death. The South African model spoke glowingly about her new romance with Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius, saying how much she “respects and admires” him. But she told how she feared that negative publicity could prove damaging to Oscar’s career on the track. She confessed: “We haven’t been talking to the media because I don’t want to get it tainted. I don’t want anything coming in the way of his career. He’s such an amazing athlete.” She added: “You know what they do, they make things up, ‘Reeva cheats on Oscar’ and rubbish like that. “I wouldn’t want lies about us jeopardising it.” Reeva also told how she wanted to move away from bikini shoots and become known for classier work. In the interview with heat Magazine, Reeva said: “I’m trying to work on my modelling career and remove myself from the whole FHM stigma. I want to be seen as a classic model.” heat South Africa editor, Andre Neveling, says: “Our publication had a very good relationship with both Oscar and Reeva, and as a couple they agreed to do an exclusive cover shoot with heat in April. During this candid one-on-one with heat 7 days before her death, Reeva opened up for the first time about her blossoming romance.” The full interview with Reeva is published in heat Magazine, on shelf Friday 22 February.

tvplus gives readers the chance to win a Gert-Johan Coetzee wedding dress

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You’ve seen the dress; now here’s your chance to wear it! tvplus magazine – South Africa’s only dedicated TV magazine – is pleased to give Isidingo viewers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step into one of its biggest character’s shoes, the newly married Cherel de Villiers Haines Holmes. Played by beloved acting legend Michelle Botes, Cherel recently married for love on our screens on Thursday 7 February and headed to the altar wearing a R140 000 once-off creation made by designer-to-the-stars Gert-Johan Coetzee. tvplus has acquired the much-talked-about blue dress and is giving fans the chance to win it. “I absolutely loved the dress when I saw it,” Michelle says in the latest issue of tvplus magazine. For more info on the dress, Gert-Johan Coetzee’s inspiration behind it, as well as details on how to win this designer creation, get your hands on the latest edition of tvplus magazine, which features Cherel’s wedding on cover. The magazine, published in both an English and Afrikaans version, is on sale until Friday 15 February. As an added bonus, the Valentine’s Day issue also features the chance to win a date with a popular soap star – Isidingo’s Prada (played by Ashish Gangapersad) or Villa Rosa’s Wouter (Stefan Vermaak).

Get smarter for less with NewsNow’s new cover price

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MEDIA24 Weekly Magazines is happy to announce the cover price of its weekly magazine NewsNow will drop to R10 on Friday 9 March 2012 during a special welcome promotion to celebrate its seventh month in South African stores. According to NewsNow editor, Waldimar Pelser, the new cover price “aims to make NewsNow accessible to a larger audience for a limited period,” making it less expensive to get in the know. “Our weekly selection of the best of SA and world media is now even better value. We offer opinion and stories from around the world and regularly feature work by some of the world’s best journalists. At R10 we become affordable to many more readers,” Pelser said. So what does this mean for existing subscribers? Those who have already subscribed will receive extended subscriptions at no cost so they too can benefit from the special offer.  New subscribers can have the magazine delivered to their home or office for as little as R8 a week. Subscribe to NewsNow: Call us on 0860 105 000 SMS ‘NewsNow’ to 32113 Email Fax 021 405 2509 Subscribe via our website – About NewsNow: NewsNow gives you the best of the week’s news from South Africa and the world, aggregating news on politics, international affairs, business, people and lifestyle. In this week’s NewsNow: The scourge of rising food prices ? Who wants to change the SA constitution? ? Divisions rock SA’s business community ? The world’s worst (and best) airports ? SA farmers flourish in Congo ? How does fracking work? ? Movie prices around the world and more.