Month: January 2018

Caxton Magazines welcomes new Bona editor

Bongiwe Tshiqi has been confirmed as Bona’s new editor. Over the past five months she has been acting deputy editor, and together with the Bona team, has ensured the continued smooth production of the magazine.

Bona, South Africa’s only publication available in four languages: English, isiZulu, seSotho

and isiXhosa, provides its audience with the inspiration, advice and confidence they need to be better at everything they touch.

“I’ve always loved the Bona brand, even before I joined the team,” says Bongiwe, “and although the magazine has a perceived older audience the readership is actually quite young. Over 50% of our readers are under the age of 34. For me, the importance of this magazine is to have conversations with black women that they didn’t necessarily have growing up.

“We’re addressing, for example, issues of self-identity, self-love, buying property or a car; how to achieve sustainable success in your chosen career and finding love, within or out of marriage. We’re digging into real issues that today’s modern woman needs answers to. It’s almost a printed version of a dinner party where everything goes!

The magazine salutes women across different life stages, body shapes and backgrounds – they may be single parents in their 30’s or women in their 70’s, but each one is beautiful and our intention is to assist our readers to accept themselves, while also giving them the tools to make any improvements they wish to” she says.

The magazine continues to explore issues related to food; home; family; celebrity; entertainment; fashion; beauty and health.

Bongiwe joined the Caxton family in 2015 as Bona’s digital editor before being appointed deputy editor and now editor. She studied journalism at the Durban University of Technology, before working for various media, including East Coast Radio, Saltwater Girl and Women’s Health magazines.

Caxton Magazine’s General Manager Anton Botes adds: “Bongiwe’s broad experience has enabled her to develop an excellent understanding of editorial content, both digital and print, and we look forward to seeing this reflected in the Bona brand. We’re confident that she’ll continue to elevate the brand and we look forward to seeing her personal touch reflected on the magazines’ pages.”

Emerald awarded coveted TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award!

January 2018 just got better! Emerald Resort & Casino is proud to announce that they have, once again, been awarded TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice award, achieving the 9th spot in the ‘Top 10 Hotels for Families’ category. “This is the third consecutive year that we have won this award,” says Emerald Resort & Casino’s Marketing Executive Tanuja Gangabishun. “In its 15th year of the awards, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travellers around the globe.”

Traveller’s Choice awards are the highest honour that TripAdvisor bestows on Hotels and establishments, and based on reviews and opinions from millions of travellers, the Resort is in the top 1% of hotels.

“What makes this award even better is that we’re especially proud to be recognised in the ‘Family Hotel’ category as this is our core focus.

I’d like to thank all of our loyal guests that had their say and voted for us,” says Tanuja. “This is a fantastic accolade and I would also like to say a big ‘well done’ to the Emerald Resort & Casino team members that made this possible.”

Emerald Resort & Casino is a licensed gambling venue. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling Counselling Toll Free Helpline 0800 006 008.

Emerald Resort & Casino.

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Website                       www.emeraldcasino.co.za

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Want to win big? Ready, Steady, Go!

Emerald Resort & Casino’s latest Ready, Steady, Go casino promotion is offering Rewards cardholders prizes totalling R1 000 000 in cash, Free Play and a Jeep Renegade, for those with an adventurous spirit, until the 28th March!  “This promotion is exclusive to our current Rewards cardholders but sign up is free, easy and immediate for non-cardholders – no-one misses out,” says Emerald Resort & Casino’s Marketing Executive Tanuja Gangabishun.

Every 50 Points a guest makes on their card over a one week period will get them one entry into the draw. With draws taking place twice a day on Wednesdays, at 13h00 and 21h00, that’s plenty of opportunity to win.

Prizes consist of R371 000 in Cash, R280 000 in Free Play and a Jeep Renegade 1.6 E-Torque Sport valued at over R360 000.

“It couldn’t be simpler,” says Tanuja. “Bring your Rewards card, play any slots or tables games and earn tickets into the draws each week. Guests can enter as many draws as they like and potentially win more than one prize each week. However, a single guest may only receive one finalist place, ahead of the final draw for that beautiful Jeep Renegade, cash and free play.”

On the last draw on Wednesday, 28 March, the Resort will have two semi-finalist draws, at 19h00 and 21h00, where one finalist spot will be drawn. The finals will take place after the 21h00 draw with a maximum of 12 semi-finalists going home with their share of over R400 000 in prizes.

Tickets will be issued from Monday to Wednesday for the weekly draws, points earning starts on the 8th January 2018 and patrons can earn a maximum of 100 tickets per draw date.

“We wish you all the best of luck and look forward to seeing you on the casino floor,” says Tanuja. “Adventure awaits at Emerald Resort & Casino!”

Emerald Resort & Casino is a licensed gambling venue. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling Counselling Toll Free Helpline 0800 006 008.

Emerald Resort & Casino.

Tel:                              016 982 8000

Website                       www.emeraldcasino.co.za

Facebook:                   http://www.facebook.com/Emerald.Resort.Casino

Twitter:                        https://twitter.com/emerald_resort

LinkedIn:                    https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/3105430/

Caxton Factories: Providing efficient printing solutions

Caxton Local Media is the largest printer of newspapers in South Africa, with 10 strategically located cold-set factories across the country. Jaco Koekemoer, Managing Director of Caxton Local Media and Coldset Printing at Caxton Group, explains how the first-world technology and national footprint of their factories create a highly-cost effective, seamless printing and distribution solution for clients.

 “Our Johannesburg factory, based in Industria, is the largest of its kind in South Africa, printing over 100 different publications, with a combined production quantity in excess of 50 million copies per month. It includes printing of weekly local newspapers, various national daily and weekend newspapers, and between 50- to 80-million newspaper inserts per month. This amounts to a staggering 14-billion page impressions per annum and requires over 40 000 tons of paper,” says Koekemoer.

With high-tech German-engineered presses and highly-qualified German engineers on call for any trouble-shooting, the printing works is fully equipped to handle the most demanding production schedules. The man-force behind the printing process is sizeable. At the Industria plant alone there are over 450 permanent employees, including over 60 maintenance staff and between 50 to 400 casuals per day, depending on demand.

In addition to the Industria operations, Caxton also owns nine smaller printing presses in Cape Town, Nelspruit, Middelburg, Polokwane, Rustenburg, Newcastle, Pinetown, Empangeni and Pietermaritzburg, as well as services through a sister plant in Group Editors situated in George. These plants are able to produce long-run, large-format retail insert products printed on 48,8gsm newsprint or 70gsm bond for insertion into national, regional and community newspapers or delivery to stores.“Our national, commercial printing footprint makes it possible to turn work around as quickly as needed. We can split a print run amongst multiple sites or multiple presses in one plant, in order to offer more cost-effective and time-efficient production,” says Koekemoer. “We have industrial-strength generators in every factory to ensure there is never any down time. In fact, our 4 generators in Industria can power an entire small suburb! Caxton also takes its eco-footprint seriously and has set up its own waste company to recycle any waste that the factories generate.”

Caxton’s printing process is ideally structured to deliver your print job faster and with fewer complications, which gives clients a major advantage over their competitors.  “We’ve invested in new portal software, which has really improved client satisfaction because material can now be easily viewed and approved wherever the client is at that time, whether at the office or on their couch at home. Our expert team in Johannesburg can communicate directly with a computer-to-plate machine in the pre-press department in each print plant,” Koekemoer adds.

As a leading printer and publisher, Caxton offers more affordable, discounted insert rates when a customer prints with one of their plants, as they are able to optimise logistics to ensure lower transport costs and pamphlets are easily inserted into preferred publications on site. This has placed them as the number one print and publishing solution for clients.

 

The New Year ushers in new life at Emerald!

This January there is a brand new dappled bundle of joy at Emerald Resort & Casino’s Animal World. The Resort is proud to announce the birth of their first giraffe calf.According to the zoo’s manager, Elana Smalberger, the calf and mother are both doing very well, although the calf is still not completely sure what he is supposed to do with his newly found long legs. Overall he is happy and healthy and is freely roaming around the Game Park.

Three giraffes (two females and a male) were introduced to Emerald’s Game Park about four years ago. After being in labour for just over two and a half hours, Emerald Resort & Casino’s first ever giraffe calf was born on Sunday afternoon at approximately 14h20 and already stands 1,5m tall.

The calf will be named by the Resort’s Facebook followers in a competition offering the person that comes up with the best name (as selected by Emerald Resort & Casino’s management team) will win Midweek Break for two that will include a game drive.Visitors to Animal World will be able to view the calf in the Game Park whist on a game drive. It may however be difficult to guarantee that the calf will be seen every game drive as he will still be hidden at times. For more information on the game drives please have a look at https://www.emeraldcasino.co.za/resort-experiences/game-drives.

When visiting the Resort’s Animal World, why not say a fond ‘hello’ to the resident teenage hippo ‘Bubbles’. This hippo, now six years old, has been hand raised by the Animal World team and can always be spotted with her best friend ‘Bok’ – the goat.To view all promotions, events and more, visitors to the casino are encouraged to stay close to their Facebook and Twitter pages, or guests can visit www.emeraldcasino.co.za for more information.

Please note that Game Drives begin and end inside Animal World. Entry to the zoo must therefore be paid in addition to the game drive fee. Game Drives cannot be booked as a stand-alone activity.

Emerald Resort & Casino is a licensed gambling venue. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling Counselling Toll Free Helpline 0800 006 008.

Emerald Resort & Casino.

Tel:                              016 982 8000

Website                       www.emeraldcasino.co.za

Facebook:                   http://www.facebook.com/Emerald.Resort.Casino

Twitter:                        https://twitter.com/emerald_resort

LinkedIn:                     https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/3105430/