Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Nobel Laureates, Tutu, Soyinka at Cape Town Book Fair

The 5th annual Cape Town Book Fair kicks off on 30 July with a day for the trade, a new innovation for the fair. Then from 31 July to 2 August this popular event opens to the public. Over the past four years tens of thousands of visitors have flocked to the CTBF to meet authors, take part in discussions and listen to lectures. This year the CTBF will be opened by Archbishop Desmond Tutu who will be launching his Children’s Storybook Bible at the Fair – a launch that will go out live to publishers around the world from the Cape Town Convention Centre.

Professor Wole Soyinka will be the keynote speaker at the opening – two Nobel Laureates on one stage. This year the CTBF is focusing on trade and on being the book fair in sub-Saharan Africa. There will be publishers from around the world at the fair, including a large delegation from Arab countries.

Another innovation is the test kitchen where some of our finest cooks will be demonstrating their work. With a special programme for children in the Children’s Zone, a feast of books and authors there is something for everyone at the CTBF.

Join the Facebook group to take part in discussions and competitions and add your voice to the discussion http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cape-Town-South-Africa/Cape-Town-Book-Fair/277677959363?v=app_2347471856&ref=ts

More information available at www.capetownbookfair.com.

Posted by HWB Communications, Cape Town's premier PR agency specialising in crisis communications & media relations in South Africa. The Cape Town Book Fair is a client of HWB.

Historic Napier retirement village launched in the Overberg

A complete renovation of a 1907 school in the historic Overberg village of Napier into a retirement complex was announced this week. Purchase prices and monthly levies are far below that of similar schemes in Cape Town.

The Napier Retirement Village is complete and ready for viewing with occupation from around September 2010. The village will offer several choices for the retired person, with a wide range of accommodation types at differing prices starting from R442 000. The project operates on the Life Rights system of ownership. The health care at R6900 will be run on a not for profit basis which is half the price of Cape Town.

On sale and ready for occupation are 25 assisted living units, plus a further seven terraced houses. Purchasers requiring more independent environs can buy traced houses from R599 000 or one or two bed cottages priced from R745 000.

Nic Border, spokesman for the developer Prescient says, "this is a unique property that offers people the chance to retire to the Overberg at prices that are nearly half that of what people are currently paying in Cape Town. Napier Retirement Village has the advantage of being complete and ready for occupation with full healthcare services and a well-equipped, beautifully restored Victorian club house, while surrounded by a genuine kind-hearted and supportive community. A professionally managed Health Care Centre offers a full range of nursing services covering a wide range of needs. "

"The town of Napier is one of those picturesque stress free villages that are perfect for retirement and in close proximity to the other villages and towns in the area such as Hermanus, Standford, Swellendam, Bredasdorp and Arniston. The historic school building has been given a new lease on life and has been restored and converted to serve a whole new purpose.


Posted by HWB Communications, Cape Town's premier PR agency specialising in crisis communications & media relations in South Africa. Prescient Properties is a client of HWB.

KAP International appoints HWB

KAP International Holdings Limited has appointed HWB Communications Pty Ltd to assist them with Public Relations and media strategies. KAP is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange South Africa under the Diversified Industrial sector, and is a holding company of subsidiaries and associate companies invested in a portfolio of diverse manufacturing businesses. These include fresh and processed meat, maize milling, leather products, footwear, speciality fibres, bottle resin, automotive products and towelling products.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010