Events and Expos

Cosmetex Africa 2012 – a vanity affair not to be missed

Cosmetex Africa 2012 - the African International Cosmetics Toiletries and Fragrance ExhibitionFrom 16 to 18 October the Sandton Convention Centre will be abuzz with all things cosmetic as Cosmetex, the 2012 African International Cosmetics, Toiletries and Fragrance Exhibition, hits Johannesburg. The expo is targeted at industry representatives whose business is related to the products, services and equipment utilised in the cosmetic, toiletry and fragrance manufacturing industries.

Proudly supported by the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC), Cosmetex is the only exhibition of its kind focusing the broad spectrum of cosmetic science ‘Cosmetex will take an in-depth look at the ‘make-up’ of cosmetics – from raw materials, through the manufacturing process, to the finished product,’ says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions, organiser of Cosmetex Africa 2012. ‘The exhibition is the only one of its kind in Africa and is aimed at the full spectrum of cosmetics industry experts, including production managers, engineers, cosmetic technologists, technical directors, research and development professionals, quality control specialists, industrial chemists, scientists, lab technicians, and sales and marketing managers.’

Cosmetex Africa 2012


Specialised Exhibitions is proud to present the premier exhibition of Cosmetex Africa 2012, to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa on 16 to 18 October, 09h00 to 17h00 daily.

The prestigious African International Cosmetics, Toiletries and Fragrance Exhibition will focus on products, services and equipment utilised in the cosmetic, toiletry and fragrance manufacturing industries. If you're a supplier to the manufacturing and retail sector of this industry, you can't afford to miss this dynamic showcase.

Coschem Skin Care Workshop

Coschem-Skin-Care-WorkshopProfessor Aubrey Parsons, flanked by Reitumetse Khabeng and Elizabeth Mokoena, both from Tshwane University of Technology.

Coschem hosted a Skin Care Workshop on 29 June, once again offering technical support to members and smaller cosmetic companies.

Endometriosis Support Group in KZN

EndometriosisAugust is Women’s Month and to coincide with this, an Endometriosis Support Group will be launched on 1 August 2012 at eThekwini Hospital and Heart Centre.  Fellow sufferer and qualified social worker, Ashika Sookoo, will coordinate and run the therapeutic support group under the auspices of The Endometriosis Society of South Africa.

A nurse for a day

NurseEight-year-old Nonduduzo Sokhela was born with a heart defect and despite her tender age she wants nothing more than to be a nurse. Last week, the little girl proudly donned the blue and white colours of a Netcare nurse and spent a morning at Netcare Garden City Hospital in Johannesburg, experiencing what it is like to be a nurse.

Nonduduzo and her parents were fetched from their home in Soweto by paramedic Thabo Kebani from the Netcare 911 School of Emergency and Critical Care and driven to the hospital in an emergency response vehicle. The little girl, who has undergone surgery to repair the hole in her heart and has to take medication for her condition, had no idea where she was going and could hardly contain her excitement when she was told.

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