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Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 July 2011 – Nikon in South Africa today announced the launch of the Nikon Africa Trust. This goodwill initiative aims to provide a professional future for young photography students from disadvantaged communities across Africa.

With assistance from the Trust, students will be provided with photographic training, mentorship and equipment provision, as well as the necessary business and life skills required to create a sustainable income for themselves and others in their communities.

Stefan van der Walt, Chief Executive Officer for Nikon in South Africa comments: “In time we anticipate that many of our students will not only earn a sustainable living through their photography, but also receive recognition as skilled photographers and photojournalists through capturing and showcasing the beauty and diversity of our continent and its people.”Roblox Robux Hack 2017

To support this initiative, Nikon in South Africa has designed a handmade bracelet that is manufactured in Africa by the Relate Trust which specialises in raising funds for causes through the enabling and maintaining of employment opportunities for unskilled labour forces.

All proceeds from the sale of this bracelet will be donated to ensure the Nikon Africa Trust is able to continue creating photographers of the future.

Nikon Africa Trust bracelets will be available from Nikon Authorised Dealers in South Africa and sold at R40 (forty rand) each.

“It takes something as small as buying a bracelet to change someone’s life forever.” – Romi Jacobs, Chief Brand Officer for Nikon in South Africa.


For the past 15 years ORMS Prophoto Warehouse in Roeland Square (Cape Town) has become a hub for the photographic community in South Africa.  With the growth of social networks online, ORMS has decided to simulate this meeting place in the online sphere.  Welcome to!

Mike Ormrod explains, “Orms Connect is an opportunity for us to give back to our loyal community by creating a place where any- and everyone interested in photography can gather, interact and share ideas.”

Orms Connect is jam packed with exciting features:
The Connect Blog is a daily updated source of insightful photography related news, events and entertainment.

The Community Galleries display the best work that has been submitted by the talented and passionate Orms fans and customers.

The Ask A Pro section allows users to pose categorised questions to a select group of photography industry professionals.  These include the likes of Craig Kolesky, Greg Beadle, Dylan Culhane, Thomas Ferreira, Paul Hofman and Jacques Koudstaal.

The Featured Pros Gallery will showcase the work of the talented individuals making a living from their passion in South Africa, while the Pro Advice section will be a place where professionals are given the opportunity to blog about what they feel to be relevant and of interest to the industry.

Ease of use in the comments sections is optimised by allowing users to login with any of their existing social network accounts.  No time-consuming registration is required.

“The name, Orms Connect, was specifically chosen to convey the purpose of this online portal.  I sincerely hope that the website will be a catalyst and contributor to the growing photographic industry in South Africa.  It aligns with my personal passion to get the rest of the world to stand up and take notice of what we’re doing down here in Southern Africa.”

The link will go live this morning 19 April, at 09h30.