Rainbow Academic Bookshop & Stationers have moved premises.

Their new physical address is:


Unit 15/16

1 Pinewood

Ottawa, Verulam, 4339


Postal Address:


P O Box 423

Mt Edgecombe



Contact Numbers are:


PH:    031 502 2727 & 032 537 6820

FAX:  032  537 7638

EMAIL: mandy@eastcoast.co.za  / rainbow@eastcoast.co.za

WEBSITE: www.rainbowacademicbookshop.co.za


Rexel continues CANSA’s support

As one of CANSA’s longest standing cause-related partners, Rexel’s donations to CANSA’s Women’s Health campaign have reached over R500 000. With a selected range of office products available of which a percentage of the sales is donated to CANSA, home and office users have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who have been touched by cancer. “We are so grateful for Rexel’s generous support of CANSA. It is only with the support of our partners and volunteers that we can continue the fight against cancer in South Africa and bring us closer to the challenge of a cancer-free society,” says Sue Janse van Rensburg, CANSA’s CEO.

Let’s go BIG for CANCER

The Waltons Nelspruit Distribution branch recently set a challenge to the Waltons Group to collect R3 000 to donate to the Cancer Association of South Africa.  The Branch Manager Henning Viljoen volunteered to shave his hair off if the target was met.  

When the R3 000 target was reached, Elizabeth Delange, a sales representative from the branch, volunteered to shave her hair, if the target was raised to
R6 000.  Waltons opened their hearts and gave generously.  At the final challenge, an amount of over R7 000 was raised.

The branch then entered and took part in the CANSA sprayAthon and ShaveAthon

held on the 2 March 2012.  They also took part in the CANSA Relay for Life, which took place on the 10th of March 2012, starting at 6pm and ending on the 11th of March at 6am.  At this event they handed the money over to the Cancer Association of South Africa.  Seen here are the before and after photo’s of Henning Viljoen and Elizabeth Delange. Well done to all who took part so bravely in the challenge and for opening your hearts to this good cause. 

Ed’s note – Henning, the shop-sa team think you look very handsome with a shaved head!

Parrot give generously

Parrot Products recently sponsored R 10 000 worth of products to the school that collected the largest quantity of toys for The East Coast Radio Toy Story charity drive. The toys will be given to underprivileged children in various crèches, schools and hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal. 


KwaZulu-Natal Branch Manager Lynne Acklom (left), centre is Mr Gounden principle of Deccan Road Primary School and on the right is Abi Ray, DJ from East Coast Radio.

Go to www.sappi.com/houston. Discover a brand new site to gain and share technical knowledge on the printing business. Enjoy eye-opening insights, useful tools and an online chat service with Sappi’s technical staff members in your own language. And there’s more: extend your network by meeting interesting people in the business. 

Four employees of Rubber Stamp and Engraving completed a two day First Aid course achieving their First Aid certificates during February. Khosi Nete, internal sales clerk, Claire Makgabalo, typesetter, Joseph Mollo, warehouse assistant, and Gcobani Nete, production assistant, received their First Aid certificates from Clive Heydenrych, managing director of Rubber Stamp & Engraving Co. “Management at the company are extremely proud of the achievement of our employees,” says Lyn van den Berg, sales director for Rubber Stamp and Engraving Co.

Staff at Staedtler South Africa said goodbye to John Evans, managing director of the company, after nine months service to the South African subsidiary, on the 23 March. He celebrated his 45th year anniversary at Staedtler SA on 1 March 2012 after joining Staedtler UK in 1967, where he spent 33 years as the managing director. Evans arrived in South Africa in June 2011 on an international project to recruit sales leadership and a new managing director for the South African subsidiary. He appointed Kerry Harrison as national sales and marketing manager in September 2011 and Samantha Pickering-Dunn as managing director, in February 2012. The new director hails from KPMG where she was associate director in transactions and restructuring. “Pickering-Dunn brings with her a wealth of experience after a successful and varied career in several large local and international companies,” says Harrison.

Warren Rother has been appointed as the business development manager at LaserCom, a Bytes Document Solutions company. He will head up the sales division of the company and will focus on exploiting business opportunities presented to LaserCom. Prior to joining LaserCom, Rother was employed as the business manager for sub-Saharan Africa and a programme manager for EMEA at HP. He began his career in civil engineering, moving into sales and marketing in the steel industry. Rother will oversee customer engagement, business development and implementation of progressive technologies in LaserCom’s field of expertise as a business communication specialist. “My role will involve heading up initiatives to attract new customers and create new markets for our products and services. I’m looking forward to driving revenue in the company and ensuring added value for existing clients,” he says.

In the 21st issue of Henkel’s Sustainability Report published on 8 March, the company presented its new sustainability strategy for 2030. “At the core of the strategy is the goal of achieving more with less and tripling its efficiency. The new sustainability strategy applies to all business sectors and the entire value chain,” says Kasper Rorsted, chief executive officer for Henkel. By 2030, Henkel aims to be using only one-third of today’s inputs for every euro it generates. To reduce its ecological footprint and make sustainable consumption possible, the company has defined three major approaches of products, partners and people. All 47 000 employees around the world will make contributions to implementing the new strategy. “We must find ways of achieving more with less. Not only do we have a duty to future generations to pursue sustainable development, sustainability also makes economic sense and is an important competitive factor,” says Rorsted. 

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