Don't be left in the dark. Stay illuminated. The best stocking filler for Christmas is the Consol Solar Jar. Load shedding/rolling blackouts/power outages... the perfect South African ingredient for promoting the Consol Solar Jar. Lighten 'their' load.
JoburgToday.TV visited Suntoy to discover how the Consol Solar Jar is made by us Joburgers. We’re very proud of our supervisors, Florina and Maxwell, and their first interviews on camera. Both began working at Suntoy as assemblers, progressed to supervisors and are now leading Suntoy brand ambassadors.
Watch the JoburgToday factory interview with Florina and Max:
Watch the JoburgToday studio interview with Dale Carolin, Consol Glass Marketing Director:
"The Consol Solar Jar is lighting up entire communities. From the social development aspect, it's empowering people with jobs." - Zizipho Ndevu, JoburgToday presenter.
"By visiting the factory and looking at the process of how the Consol Solar Jar is made, I have a lot of respect for the people behind the production." - Boitomelo Kwena, JoburgToday producer and journalist.
eNCA visited Suntoy with the intention of showcasing an alternative light source to use during power outages. Load-shedding is leaving us all in the dark and the Consol Solar Jar offers a viable off-grid alternative.
Watch Dale Carolin, Consol Glass Marketing Director, being interviewed.
South Africa is currently celebrating summer, sunny skies, beaches and braais. Yet, our distributors in Europe, Sonnenglas, are shivering in the winter ice and snow.
In Berlin, Germany, evening markets are festive season highlights. Temperatures plummet to approximately 30 degrees less than our South African norm. No matter how cold, everyone is flocking to the Sonnenglas stall to purchase Consol Solar Jars. Our Consol Solar Jar is an eco-friendly, handmade Christmas gift of bottled warm South African sunshine. What more can a winter in Europe ask for?
There's a sense of covert mystery at the Spier Secret Dinner. Classified information is discreetly revealed. A guest discovers secret ingredients to family recipes kept hidden for generations. Coupled with Spier wine, the meal is made tastier with solar light.
Caro de Waal, host extraordinaire, used the Consol Solar Jar as table decor. Inspired by a theatre-in-a-jar, Caro placed foliage within the glass jars, each representing the Four Seasons theme.
At another secret dinner, with the theme of Street Grub, Caro smoked beef skewers inside glass jars. A tasty meal illuminated by solar light.
Do you want to be privy to some golden secrets while sipping a glass of Spier wine? Check out when the next Spier Secret Dinner is scheduled.
Here's a dose of good news - positive, uplifting and inspirational. This story offers hope.
The Making a Difference (MAD) awards ceremony celebrated a year of commitment to crime prevention in our province, Gauteng. The audience of domestic workers, dressed in beautiful traditional outfits, filled the Rosebank Union Church with a vibrant energy. Each one of them is committed to being a shining light in their communities. They refuse to wallow in the disillusionment of our crime statistics, choosing rather to fight wrongdoing in South Africa, one small gesture at a time.
The police thanked them for being valuable contributors. "No success is a small success. Every success is a big one. There are so many good news stories worthy of a wow," said Penny Steyn, MAD Domestic Watch and SAPS Customer Service Trainer.
Suntoy and Consol donated Consol Solar Jars that were gifted to lucky-draw recipients. Harald was invited to give a talk and demonstrate how the Consol Solar Jar works. Our Suntoy team is proud to be associated with MAD and the good work they do. Thank you for welcoming us into your MAD family. We look forward to shining light on dark places with you.
Watch Harald talk at the MAD event:
Charlie Holland, a British sailor, and his 87-year-old vessel with a 1962-Kelvin engine, the Schwalbe, have sailed every ocean over the last decade. Accompanying them on a recent voyage was a Consol Solar Jar. Charlie emailed to tell how this solar light assisted him during a voyage at sea.
“Our Consol Solar Jar hung off a hook in the galley. In the daytime the solar light charged on the wheelhouse roof, inside a life-ring we used for curing fish. During particularly lively weather, we heard it crash to the deck. Another time, it dropped in the bilge and bounced off the steel frame that supports the engine. The Consol Solar Jar is extremely robust and after each drop, it still worked perfectly. It was especially useful at night in the wheelhouse, as the beam from the LEDs didn’t interfere with our night vision. This solar light quickly became our go-to light source for accessing all areas of the boat. Even in daytime, the forepeak needs light when looking for spare line and with its hanging handle it leaves two hands free to do the searching. The Consol Solar Jar should be available in every marine supply shop, worldwide. Every boat should have at least one!”
Creepiness prevailed while creating spooky scenes inside Consol Solar Jars for Halloween. Skeletal bones, wicked witches with broomsticks, spider webs and rats nibbling on pumpkins equaled quirky plus SCARY in capital letters!
As darkness fell, the LEDs lit the miniature scenes transforming a solar light into a theatre-in-a-jar. Everyone at the Parkview Residents Association was wowed by these visual treats in the midst of their party at George Hay Park. Our AstroWheel successfully morphed into a WitchesWheel. Tim Burton would've been proud of this trick-or-treat!
Suntoy sponsored prizes for the best costumes. Consol Solar Jars were gifted to the goriest face, the wickedest witch, Edward Scissorhands, the scariest-hairy-chest-ever-encountered-in-a-sequened-shirt and a less gruesome, yet very clever, house from the movie Up.
What theme will our solar wheel take on next? Keep your eyes peeled...
Mixology is trending! Not exactly the cocktail variety. The mixologist we're referring to requires a different set of mixing skills: the fine art of blending colours on glass. Palette possibilities are endless and combinations boundless when transforming clear glass into a hand-blended collage with paper and resin.
Joyce, a decorative glass artist from Pretoria, added solar light to her mixology recipe when she discovered the Consol Solar Jar. Transparency with opacity. Concealing and revealing. Each blend is a unique mix. Joyce's artistry transports the Consol Solar Jar to a new decor dimension. They are a must for colour themed events and table decor. Choice gifts for the upcoming festive season too. View Joyce's solar glass art website.
Suntoy is offering a Colour Range of 10 Mixes to launch Art Glass by Joyce. Additional special colour combos are available upon request.
1. Apricot Orange 2. Grass Green 3. Sunshine Yellow
4. Red Velvet 5. Red Lilac 6. Red Lava
7. Rainbow Mix 8. Pink Rose 9. Golden Glow
7. Rainbow Mix 10. Starry Night 7. Rainbow Mix