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Denon Home Arrives in South Africa : upgrade to superb wireless sound

Denon Home arrives in South Africa and you can upgrade to superb wireless sound featuring AirPlay 2

Lockdown has reminded us of the importance of family and home time. Now more than ever is the time to invest in your home making it the perfect listening haven during these challenging times and beyond.

Music decreases stress, makes us feel happy and brings ustogether. Never underestimate the important role it plays in your well-being.

Denon Home, has arrived in South Africa, available exclusively through the Homemationdistribution network. These wireless speakers have phenomenal sound that takes your music into every corner, even in large rooms. And good music helps relieve stress…

Denon Home is a multi-room player that delivers the full package, and features Airplay 2 which has Denon-lovers from across the globe very excited. Superb wireless sound has officially been upgraded! The Denon Home speakers play all your music wirelessly with Hi-Fi quality sound, in any room of your home. Stream from popular music services and make use of quick pre-selections with a light touch.

The Denon Home collection of wireless speakers delivers Wireless Whole-Home Audioand plays all music with the great sound you’d expect from Denon. Pair it with another Denon Home speaker for stereo or combine it with other HEOS built-in products and listen to your music everywhere with multi-room audio.

Every Denon Home speaker is built to deliver outstanding audio quality. With advanced acoustic hardware, expertly tuned digital signal processing and premium drivers, the Denon Home delivers the clearest highs and deepest lows.

All the great music services are fully integrated: Spotify Free and Premium, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, TuneIn, Deezer and more via Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth connection. Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Set the mood that’s just right with your personal music collection – even in high-resolution.

The HEOS App is all you need to get started with effortless setup and operation. Download it from the Apple Store or the Play Store and integrate the Denon Home into your home net­work within minutes. Control everything easily with your mobile device and make use of quick pre-selections with a light touch.

With its elegant design and exquisite materials, the Denon Home is strik­ing and will attract instant attention. And yet, it is subtle enough to blend into your style perfectly, meeting highest aesthetic demands.

The Denon Home 150 is a compact wireless speaker for every room and starts from R 5 990.

The Denon Home 250 is a mid-size wireless speaker for bigger rooms and starts from R 11 490.

The Denon Home 350 is the flagship wireless speaker for big sound and starts from R R15 990.

Homemation is a specialist supplier of premium branded audiovisual, home automation and home theatre products. The brands in their stable offer some of the most advanced and sought-after home automation, AV and sound technology in the world. Homemation has the exclusive distribution, in Africa, of global leading brands such as Control4, Definitive Technology, Denon, Heos, Klipsch, Monitor Audio, Polk Audio, Steinway Lyngdorf, Stewart Filmscreen, SVS, Lutron, Roksan and Michi.

Call Homemation on 011-781 8887 for your nearest reseller, or visit www.homemation.co.za or www.control4.co.za

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Infertility: Don’t wait until it’s too late!

June is World Infertility Awareness Month and there’s no better time to be proactive about your fertility health.


Parenthood is undeniably one of the most universally desired goals in adulthood, and most people have life plans that include children. However, not all couples who want a pregnancy will achieve one spontaneously and a proportion will need to seek medical treatment to help resolve underlying fertility problems.

It’s therefore understandable that infertility has been recognised as a public health issue worldwide by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

“Infertility is when you cannot get or stay pregnant after trying for at least a year and you are under the age of 35,” says Dr Sulaiman Heylen, President of the Southern African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG).

One in every four couples in developing countries is affected by infertility, while one in six couples worldwide experience some form of infertility problem at least once during their reproductive lifetime.

The current prevalence of infertility lasting for at least 12 months is estimated to affect between 8 to 12% worldwide for women aged 20 to 44.

In recent years, the number of couples seeking treatment for infertility has dramatically increased due to factors such as postponement of childbearing in women, development of newer and more successful techniques for infertility treatment, and increasing awareness of available services.

This increasing participation in fertility treatment has also raised awareness and inspired investigation into the psychological ramifications of infertility.

It can cause stress, depression and anxiety, which is why it is important to know that there are options available for treatment.

Age is a key factor

“Up to 50% of all patients who visit a fertility centre are 35 or older. We cannot stress enough how important it is for people not to wait too long when they consider having children. Young women need to be aware that there is a slow decline in fertility from their 20s until the age of 35, after which it starts to decrease rapidly until the age of 45,” says Dr Heylen.

“It’s extremely important for couples to investigate fertility options and fertility preservation earlier in life, rather than leaving it too late. A woman who is not ready to have a child can choose to freeze her eggs to try to preserve her ability to have a child later,” says Dr Heylen.

It’s estimated that 20 to 30% of infertility cases are explained by physiological causes in men, 20 to 35% by physiological causes in women, and 25 to 40% of cases are because of a problem in both partners.

In 10 to 20% no cause is found. Infertility is also associated with lifestyle factors such as smoking, body weight and stress.

A woman’s age is one of the most important factors affecting whether she is able to conceive and give birth to a healthy child.

This is due to several changes that are a natural part of ageing:

  • The number and quality of eggs (ovarian reserve) decreases naturally and progressively from the time a woman is born until the time she reaches menopause.
  • It is not only more difficult to get pregnant (conceive), but miscarriage and chromosomal abnormalities in the child (such as Down syndrome) are more common in older mothers.
  • Fibroids, endometriosis, and tubal disease are more common and can affect fertility.
  • Women who become pregnant at an older age have a higher risk of complications during the pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia.
  • The decrease in a man’s fertility appears to occur later in life than in a woman’s fertility. In their mid-to-late 40s, men experience changes in their sperm that can cause issues with fertility, and chromosomal or developmental problems with their children.

Lifestyle and family history

If you have any of the following risk factors, you may also consider seeking advice earlier:

  • Family history (i.e., mother or sister) of early menopause (before age 51)
  • History of cigarette smoking in either partner
  • Previous ovarian surgery
  • Exposure to chemotherapy or radiation to treat cancer in either partner
  • Shortening in the time between periods
  • Skipped or missed periods
  • History of injury to the testicles
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals (certain pesticides or solvents)

Pregnancy is a complex process

Pregnancy is the result of a process that has many steps. To get pregnant:

  • A woman’s body must release an egg from one of her ovaries (ovulation).
  • A man’s sperm must join with the egg along the way (fertilise).
  • The fertilised egg must go through a fallopian tube toward the uterus.
  • The fertilised egg must attach to the inside of the uterus (implantation).

Infertility may result from a problem with any or several of these steps.

For the pregnancy to continue to full term, the embryo must be healthy and the woman’s hormonal environment adequate for its development.

When just one of these factors is impaired, infertility can result.

Couples, dependent on the ages of the partners, are generally advised to seek medical help if they are unable to achieve pregnancy after a year of unprotected intercourse. The doctor will conduct a physical examination of both partners to determine their general state of health and to evaluate physical disorders that may be causing infertility.

Usually both partners are interviewed about their sexual habits in order to determine whether intercourse is taking place properly for conception.

If no cause can be determined at this point, more specific tests may be recommended. For women, these include an analysis of ovulation, x-ray of the fallopian tubes and uterus, and laparoscopy. For men, initial tests focus on semen analysis.

“Based on the results of the specific tests, a treatment plan will be made which can include medication, surgery or assisted reproduction,” says Dr Heylen.

Treatment options

Not all couples who desire a pregnancy will achieve one spontaneously and some will need medical help to resolve underlying fertility problems.

It is now estimated that more than 9 million babies have been born worldwide since the first IVF baby was born in 1978.

Most assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments take place in women aged between 30 and 39.

The most common fertilisation technique is ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection). Overall, ICSI accounts for around three-quarters of all treatments worldwide, and conventional IVF around one-quarter. Success rates from frozen embryo transfer are increasing, as are the number of frozen cycles. Vitrification, as an efficient cryopreservation technique, has improved the outcome of both embryo and oocyte (immature egg cell) freezing.

Infertility often creates one of the most distressing life crises that a couple has ever experienced together.

The long-term inability to conceive a child can evoke significant feelings of loss. Coping with the multitude of medical decisions and the uncertainties that infertility brings can create great emotional upheaval for most couples.

“If you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, out of control, or isolated, you are not alone,” says Dr Heylen. “Infertility is more common than you may think, but there is no reason to lose hope. Visit a fertility clinic near you to speak to a doctor about the options available to you and your partner.”

For more information, visit www.merckfertilityjourney.co.za

References:
1. Boivin J, Bunting L, Collins JA, Nygren KG. International estimates of infertility prevalence and treatment-seeking: potential need and demand for infertility medical care [published correction appears in Hum Reprod. 2007 Oct;22(10):2800]. Hum Reprod. 2007;22(6):1506‐1512. doi:10.1093/humrep/dem046
2. Word Health Organisation. Sexual and reproductive health. Global prevalence of infertility, infecundity and childlessness. [March 2020] Available from:https://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/infertility/burden/en/
3. European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). ART fact sheet. [May 2020]. Available from:www.eshre.eu/-/media/sitecore-files/Press-room/ART-fact-sheet-2020-data-2016.pdf?la=en&hash=AB68A67B4FEA7723F2125B02BCB93FB837139CD4
4. The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health. Fertility & Mental Health: Stress, depression, and anxiety associated with infertility and its treatment. [May 2020]. Available from:https://womensmentalhealth.org/specialty-clinics/infertility-and-mental-health/
5. American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Does my age affect my fertility? Fact Sheet from ReproductiveFacts.org. [May 2020]. Available from:https://www.reproductivefacts.org/news-and-publications/patient-fact-sheets-and-booklets/documents/fact-sheets-and-info-booklets/does-my-age-affect-my-fertility/
6. American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Medications for Inducing Ovulation: A Guide for Patients. [May 2020]. Available from: http://www.reproductivefacts.org/globalassets/rf/news-and-publications/bookletsfact-sheets/english-fact-sheets-and-info-booklets/booklet_medications_for_inducing_ovulation.pdf
7. Merck. How is infertility diagnosed? [May 2020]. Available from: http://www.merckfertilityjourney.co.za/about-infertility/

The information provided herein is intended to support and not replace the advice of your Healthcare Professional. Always seek the advice of your treating Healthcare Professional if you have any questions regarding your individual treatment plan. Merck (Pty) Ltd. Reg. No.:1970/004059/07. 1 Friesland Drive, Longmeadow Business Estate South, Modderfontein, South Africa, 1645. Tel: +27 (0) 11 372 5000 / Fax: +27 (0) 11 372 5252. Report adverse events todrug.safety.southeastafrica@merckgroup.com or +27 (0) 11 608 2588 (fax). SEA/NONF/0520/0019a. May 2020.

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Tips for Dad from GLAD

Dad, we are GLAD to have you and for all that you do!

Father’s Day is a day to show our fathers, grandfathers and the special men in our lives how much we love and appreciate them!

For dads who cook, braai, pack lunches, are handy men and so much more, GLAD salutes you and we have a great tool to share with you – GLAD Press‘n Seal – which is as strong and versatile as you.

GLAD Press’n Seal stands out amongst other types of wraps as it doesn’t just cling – it seals.

It seals to a variety of surfaces including glass, paper, plastic and wood.

It helps keep food fresh, in the refrigerator and freezer, prevents spills and can be used in the microwave.

It has many uses both in the kitchen, around the home and while on the go that can help make your life simpler.

Handy Tips for Dads;

In the kitchen:

  • Want to keep leftovers and reheat later? Seal your container or plate with GLAD Press‘n Seal.
  • Minimise mess by covering kitchen counters, chopping boards/preparation surfaces when working with sticky, messy foods with GLAD Press’n Seal. It will stay put while you work.
  • Buy meat / chicken / seafood in bulk then separate them into portions – wrap each portion in GLAD Press’n Seal and freeze. This helps prevent ice crystals from forming plus meal portions are prepared and ready to be used.

Around the home:

  • When moving household or office items, use GLAD Press’n Seal to cover draws, containers or baskets – anything that has items in it that could move during transportation will be kept in place.
  • It can also be used to protect mirrors, glass cabinet doors, TV and computer monitors from being scratched.
  • When your laptop isn’t in use, you can cover the screen, keyboard and ports with GLAD Press’n Seal to prevent the laptop getting fingertip smears on it and protects it from dust.
  • Line paint trays with GLAD Press’n Seal for an easy clean. If you aren’t finished with the job, wrap the brushes in GLAD Press’n Seal and store in the fridge to keep the paint from hardening on them.
  • Make taking out the garbage a little less messy. Line the bottom of your garbage can with GLAD Press’n Seal in case of spills or sticky messes, which can simply be peeled away.

Travelling:

  • Wrap your phone, keys or wallet in GLAD Press’n Seal for around the pool, beach, in the rain or on a boat to keep everything dry.
  • GLAD Press’n Seal can be used to wrap toiletries when travelling to avoid any spilling onto clothes or other luggage items.

As busy, hands on dads we hope that these tips make your life a little easier. Thank you for all you do!

Happy Father’s Day from GLAD, sealed with a kiss!

All GLAD products are made for your convenience with the purpose of keeping your food fresh for longer. GLAD – Saving good food. From going bad.

Recommended Retail Price:

R 150.

Please visit www.glad.co.za for more information

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Homemation Presents : The Sound of Winter

With winter approaching, along with some human hibernation… having superb sound and peace of mind in your home, can make the winter months cosy and comfortable.

Set up your home with the latest tech from the Homemation distribution network, for a warm and snug winter for you, your family and friends.

Soundbar

The new Klipsch 40 soundbar will give you pure music quality that is crisp and reliable.

The wooden box design radiates style, elegance and class of a different tier.

Neeo Remote

For peace of mind, add the new Neeo remote to your Smart House home automation collection.

The new Neeo remote from Control4, is true sophistication in the palm of your hands to control and coordinate your entire home.

In homes small to large, new and old, Control4 delivers power and performance in one system that seamlessly coordinates your home technology creating complete, brilliant experiences—interactions that fit your lifestyle and are easy for your family to enjoy.

With one touch, dim the lights, stream high-resolution music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system.

Check in on cameras or see who’s ringing the doorbell – from wherever you are.

It’s a smarter living experience and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Headphones

The Klipsch Heritage HP-3 headphones have a stylish wooden-look finish. While other headphones are made for functionality only, these are made for both functionality and statement. A statement that no one can ignore, with the custom solid-steel rod headphone stand with detachable braided nylon cables.

With a design this beautiful, these headphones are meant to be displayed and listened to all year long.

Homemation is a specialist supplier of premium branded audiovisual, home automation and home theatre products.

The brands in their stable offer some of the most advanced and sought-after home automation, AV and sound technology in the world.

Homemation has the exclusive distribution, in Africa, of global leading brands such as Control4, Definitive Technology, Denon, Heos, Klipsch, Monitor Audio, Polk Audio, Steinway Lyngdorf, Stewart Filmscreen, SVS, Lutron, Roksan and Michi.

Call Homemation on 011-781 8887 for your nearest reseller, or visit www.homemation.co.za

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Bramley Introduces a New Magnolia Tissue Oil Sensitive Skin Range

For almost twenty years Bramley has been caring for women with their famous Bramley Magnolia Tissue Oil and other essential body care ranges and products.

Magnolia Range

Based on Magnolia Tissue Oil Bramley have now created an extended range of exciting body products using natures natural oils, Argan, Olive, Jojoba, Vitamin E and other key ingredients to create that beautiful you.

Magnolia Tissue oil range for sensitive skin is specifically formulated for sensitive skins and intense moisturisation and nourishment.

All products are easily absorbed, non-greasy and dermatologically approved.

This range focuses on assisting in the treatment and appearance of:
· Dehydrated skin
· Skin tone
· Skin health
· Scars
· Stretch marks

Bramley Magnolia Tissue Oil Sensitive Skin Spray – R24.99
The ultimate skin treatment!
This miracle oil in a convenient spray pack is easily applied and quickly absorbed.
It’s enriched with 100% natural oils (Argan, Olive and Jojoba oil), antioxidants, vitamins and our unique Bio-Pharm Oil to intensely moisturise, slow aging, improve skin tone and help soothe irritated skin.
Packaged in a convenient easy to use spray application this non-greasy and easily absorbed
Product isenriched with a variety of 100% natural oils, antioxidants and vitamins that slows ageing, improves skin tone,helps soothe irritated skin
and is an ideal treatment for the improvement and appearance of scars, stretch marks, dehydrated skin, cuticles, hair and scalp

Bramley Magnolia Tissue Oil Sensitive Skin Body Lotion – R24.99
The first step to flawless skin!
This gorgeous cream enriched with 100% natural oils -Argan, Olive and Jojoba, antioxidants, vitamins and unique Bio-Pharm Oil keeps skin healthy, well moisturised and beautiful.
This product is enriched with olive, argan, jojoba, Bio-pharm and Vitamin oil. It is 100% natural moisturisers and antioxidants and an ideal treatment for the improvement and appearance of dry and dehydrated skin, rough skin spots, skin health, dull skin, skin ageing and cuticles.

Bramley Magnolia Tissue Oil Sensitive Skin Serum – R24.99 (available in stores from 21 June 2020)
Perfect skin starts here!
This powerful blend of 100% natural oils (Argan, Olive and Jojoba oil) antioxidants, vitamins and unique Bio-Pharm Oil assists the face and bodies own renewal process resulting in healthy skin texture and tone.
The serum should be used daily in combination with a Magnolia tissue oil or lotion.
It is non-greasy and easily absorbed to enriched with a variety of 100% natural oils, antioxidants and vitamins which
slows ageing, improves skin tone and helps soothe irritated skin.
An ideal treatment for the improvement and appearance of scars, stretchmarks, dehydrated skin.

All products are available at PEP Stores Nationwide

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Hope for South African matric learners as radio lessons are launched

The premature closure of schools due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in South Africa has resulted in both challenges and opportunities, with many learners missing out on large pieces of work especially in term two. In an effort to support rural learners without access to television classes, computers or data, Kagiso Trust has partnered with the Limpopo Department of Education to provide radio lessons to our grade 12 learners. The scheduled lessons will commence via Capricorn FM radio from Monday 11 May 2020.

“Kagiso Trust has long believed that education is the key to overcoming poverty,” says the organisation’s CEO, Mankodi Moitse, “ Over the past 16 years we have created education programmes structured to have the highest impact and greatest sustainability. Our work in the Free State is testament to that.”

Radio lessons will be hosted on Capricorn FM, Sekhukhune FM and Tubatse FM from Monday to Sunday hourly.

The Limpopo MEC for Education Ms Polly Boshielo said, “Crafted lessons will be offered by expert appointed subject teachers with an excellent track record in the subject that they offer. These are the teachers who recorded 80% and more pass rate in the subjects that they have been teaching since 2017. We believe that their expert content knowledge will benefit more than 80% of the current grade 12 learners in Limpopo.”

COO of Kagsio Trust, Themba Mola said, “Grade 12 learners have already lost more than 30 days since the lockdown coupled with the possibility of losing another month if the phase-in model announced by Minister becomes a 1st of June return. This model of mediating learning will strengthen teaching and learning in the absence of face to face conventional classes.”

Capricorn FM will focus on MST subjects (Mathematics, Sciences and Technologies), including Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Agricultural Sciences. “These are the subjects that are highly enrolled and determine the standard and quality of education offered in Limpopo province.

Currently, the main subject of the five, that still poses a serious challenge in the province is Mathematics, whose performance is still below the threshold,” said Mola.
“These are the subjects that are highly enrolled and determine the standard and quality of education offered in Limpopo province.

The other 7 non-MST subjects will be broadcast by the community radio stations in the both Sekhukhune East and South education districts. They include English FAL, Sepedi HL, Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, History and Geography.

Each live broadcast lesson will last for an hour per day during and after the lockdown period. The first 30 minutes is allocated to the teacher to mediate learning and the other 30 minutes will be reserved to the learners to interact with the teacher through questions or comments.

Content will largely cover term 1 and 2 scope and will be supplemented by face to face contact sessions after learners shall have returned back to school.

“In a province as large as Limpopo, radio is the perfect platform to reach most learners,” says Moitse. “ This is about inclusivity. It is about access to information. It is about gathering together around a radio like we once all did. This is the new normal. We call upon everyone to support the radio lessons and #KagisoRadioTeachers – local teachers, broadcasting across Limpopo, straight into the homes of learners.”

Detail:

  • Capricorn FM willbroadcast lessons 5-6pm Monday to Friday on the Just Drive show.

  • And every Saturday and Sunday 9-10am on The Saturday Breakfast and The Sunday Restoration respectively.

  • Podcasts will be available on the station’s website and learners from other provinces can listen via livestreaming

For more information please visit the following stakeholder websites for schedule information on classes:

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Stay healthy with these kitchen tips from Glad

At the moment, the importance of a healthy and strong immune system is top of everyone’s mind, across the globe – and GLAD can help… by keeping your superfoods fresh for longer.

Two of those superfoods are Garlic and Ginger. GLAD share some helpful kitchen tips to stay healthy and keep your superfood fresh longer.

How to Store Ginger:

  • Place whole, unpeeled ginger in an unsealed Glad Zip Seal Bag.
  • Loosely close the bag without sealing and place it in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.
  • Use within 2-3 weeks.

How to Freeze Ginger:

  • Wrap whole pieces of unpeeled ginger in Glad Cling Wrap.
  • Place wrapped ginger in a Glad Zip Seal Bag or Glad Freezer Bag.
  • Remove as much air as possible. Place in the deepest part of the freezer.

Keeps for up to 12 months.

How to Store Garlic:

  • Place full heads of garlic in a cool, dark place, outside of the refrigerator.
  • Seal peeled, whole cloves in a Glad Zip Seal Bag in the refrigerator.
  • Use within one week when whole, two days when cut.

How to Freeze Garlic:

  • Wrap whole or minced cloves in Glad Cling Wrap.
  • Place wrapped garlic in a Glad Freezer Bag or Glad Zip Seal Bag.
  • Remove as much air as possible. Place in the deepest part of the freezer.

Keeps for 10–12 months.

All GLAD products are made for your convenience with the purpose of keeping your food fresh for longer. GLAD – Saving good food. From going bad.

Please visit www.glad.co.za for more information and follow ‘GLAD SOUTH AFRICA’ on Facebook; Available in the GLAD aisle of most supermarkets

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Contemporary artist, Lillian Gray creates a virtual art studio for her students

Pablo Picasso said it best, “Every child is an artist.”

Through Art We Can Create Something That Was Only imagined

COVID-19 is having a huge impact on the world and our everyday lives have been affected dramatically.We have had to adapt.The practice of social distancing has forced us to be innovative not only in our professional capacity, but our personal lives too.But there is a silver lining.We have seen a positive impact on the environment and are experiencing a new appreciation for social interaction.We have started seeing more and more musicians, television channels, museums and other forms of amusement offer their platforms free of charge in order to keep people entertained through these uncertain times.Locally, with schools closing their doors, parents are having to entertain their children and are looking for ideas which are not only entertaining and fun, but constructive too.Engaging children in creative and artistic activities plays a major role in nurturing their growth in several important developmental areas.Contemporary artist Lillian Gray,mother of two, has now extended her art classes into the virtual space, by creating some exciting tutorials on her YouTube channel. Her popular workshops for adults and adolescents which she runs from her home studio in Fairlands in Johannesburg, has had to close its doors due to the current restrictions on social gatherings.Not one to rest on her laurels, this innovative artist has shifted gears and decided to share her passion and use her teaching skills for the greater good.

Lillian explains, “Creating art is an awesome way to help children relax and keep them busy at home. They are also absorbing all the adult’s stress surrounding the Pandemic. Art teaches kids to plan and to make choices and solve problems. Every step involves making a decision: what colour to use, how to make a line, what size to make something. With every choice, the object becomes more and more their own”.

Lillian’s tutorial series focuses on a variety of techniques such as mixed media, printmaking, drawing and acrylic painting to name a few. Lillian is also keeping it interesting with themes such as endangered animals to help create awareness as well as “African” to keep it relevant and local.Her tutorials are aimed at younger children and teenagers/young adults, depending on their skill levels.

Watch the first few tutorials on:

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Bake with GLAD on World Baking Day

World Baking Day on 17th May is the perfect opportunity to whip out your GLAD Bake & Cooking Paper as it complements this occasion perfectly.

With so many uses, GLAD is a wonderful kitchen companion and brilliant for baking. Make sure GLAD helps you in your baking endeavours this Baking Day!

Did you know?

GLAD Bake & Cooking Paper boasts 20% better non-stick performance.

It eliminates the need to grease trays and pans enabling you tocook with less mess and no oil, which means less cleaning after cooking.

You can fry on Glad Bake & Cooking Paper!

Ideal for pan frying because it eliminates the need for additional cooking oil or fats, making meals healthier and easier to prepare.

Withstands temperatures of up to 230°C making it ideal for use in both microwave and convection ovens.

Line cake tins and baking trays to prevent food from sticking.

Here are some helpful tips on how GLAD Bake & Cooking Paper can help you this World Baking Day:

  • Line dessert moulds with GLAD Bake & Cooking Paper to prevent cake or dessert from sticking or for an interesting patterned effect.
  • Crush biscuits for cake bases between two sheets of GLAD Bake & Cooking Paper to make cleaning easier.
  • When you need lemon or orange rind, apply a sheet of GLAD Bake & Cooking Paper to the outside of your grater – it will collect the rind and your grater will be easy to clean.
  • Set chocolate shapes or chocolate dipped fruit, like strawberries on a sheet of GLAD Bake & Cooking Paper to keep them from sticking.
  • Homemade pastry placed between two sheets of GLAD Bake & Cooking Paper is easy to roll and doesn’t stick.
  • Lay down GLAD Bake & Cooking Paper to work on and avoiding mess if you’re putting icing on cookies or cakes.
  • Soften cream cheese for a cheesecake in the microwave by removing the cream cheese from its foil wrapping and cutting into even sized pieces. Place onto a sheet of GLAD Bake & Cooking Paper and warm in one-minute bursts on Defrost-Medium-Low until slightly soft.
  • Create impressive designs on your cupcakes by making stencils out of Glad Bake & Cooking Paper. You can cut different shapes out of the baking paper and use it to decorate your delicious treats.

All GLAD products are made for your convenience with the purpose of keeping your food fresh for longer.

GLAD – Saving good food from going bad.

Recommended Retail Price: R 42.

Please visit www.glad.co.za for more information and follow ‘GLAD SOUTH AFRICA’ on Facebook; Available in the GLAD aisle of most supermarkets

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Mother’s Day Made Easy With GLAD

Mother’s Day is a great time to show Mom how much you appreciate her by putting special touches on everything you do and minimising the mess and stress in the process.

Whether you and/or the kids are making mom cards and gifts; baking a special treat or preparing a meal, GLAD has a few simple tips to make it a little easier!

Make mom proud!

When baking or cooking, minimise mess by covering kitchen counters, chopping boards and preparation surfaces with GLAD Press’n Seal. It will stay put while you work. When you are done, simply remove Press’n Seal and the mess is gone.

While the kids make mom that special card or homemade gift, cover the crafts table area with GLAD Press’n Seal to prevent kids’ art messes from getting on the table.

GLAD Bake and Cooking Paper is ideal for baking AND frying!

Making mom breakfast? Line a frying pan and have a great fry up. Bacon, eggs – the works! Cook as usual and when you’re done simply lift the paper out, the food tastes delicious and cleaning is easy.

When bringing mom freshly cut flowers from the garden, wet a paper towel and wrap around the bottoms of the stems and then wrap the towel with GLAD Press’n Seal to hold it all together for transporting.

There’ll be less mess if you crush biscuits or cornflakes for dessert crusts or coating between two sheets of GLAD Bake and Cooking Paper.

GLAD products have a million uses!

Enjoy spoiling your mom who is one in a million! Happy Mother’s Day from GLAD!

All GLAD products are made for your convenience with the purpose of keeping your food fresh for longer.

GLAD – Saving good food. From going bad.

Please visit www.glad.co.za for more information and follow ‘GLAD SOUTH AFRICA’ on Facebook; Available in the GLAD aisle of most supermarkets