De La Porte Property Group or DLP is a trusted name in property sector of Cape Town area. De La Porte Property Group was founded in 1998 and they have been constantly active in property sector since then. DLP provides all property related services. They offer property management, leasing and sales in the greater Cape Town area. De La Porte Property Group manages commercial, industrial and residential property. They customise property solutions as per the needs of their clients. Why choose De La Porte Property Group In recent years, DLP has become property specialist among all the property agents of Cape Town. They are a full-service property company. They are one stop destination for all types of property services. Excellent property management services They offer property management services for commercial and industrial freehold properties. DLP provides an extensive property management service for owners of a single property, a sectional title unit or a portfolio of properties. De La Porte Property Group help in minimising interruptions by effectively managing change. Clients can expect quick response from DLP. They also provide personalised services like marketing and letting of vacant space, lease administration, rental collection and legal management, income and expenses budgeting and controlling, cash flow management, regular financial reporting, managing service providers, maintenance management and facilities management. They use renowned property management software that is used by some of the largest listed property funds in South Africa. This enables them to provide clients high quality property management and accounting functions. Easy rental and leasing services De La Porte Property group holds immense experience in property sector .A property investor can benefit a lot from their experience. They offer leasing services for commercial and industrial properties. They have a large referral network. DLP has a large . . .
Samsung and Google Play Music partner to give customers six months of music listening pleasure Consumers who purchase the new Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge smartphones are in for a big surprise. As the owner of a New Galaxy S7 and a loyal Samsung customer they will also receive a six months Google Play™ Music subscription with access to unlimited music. This exclusive partnership between Samsung and Google™ brings together two things that fit perfectly together – Premium Technology and Music - the most emotive proposition around. Samsung’s mobile technology is designed to be meaningful; in other words it brings new possibilities to how people live, work, explore, share and create. “Music is one of the only things in the world that can either make a person laugh or cry within 30 seconds,” says Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility Samsung Electronics South Africa. Google Play™ Music is one of the leading music subscription streaming services in the world and through this partnership, Samsung yet again demonstrates its leadership in providing best in class mobile services with its cutting edge devices that amplify the senses and allow users to express their personality. “We are excited to announce this amazing offer to customers and we are certain that those who purchase our latest innovative flagship smartphone will not only be related to have free music for six months, but will also be thrilled to experience that music on the premium S7 or S7 edge device. We want to enrich people’s lives not only through intuitive mobile devices, enabling truly connected living for everyone, everywhere, but also with exclusive promotions and partnerships like these. Similar market promotions only offer one to two months access, but we’ve taken it a few steps further with six months service,” adds Fleischer. Music adds emotion to moments and experiences in our daily lives and through this partnership Samsung is adding emotion and magic to technology. . . .
Fetal diagnosis case by Crystal Vue selected as the Picture of the Month by Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 27 May, 2016 – Samsung Medison, a global medical equipment company and an affiliate of Samsung Electronics, announced that its latest imaging technology 'Crystal Vue' has been featured on the front cover of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology (UOG) a renowned academic journal in the women's healthcare industry and the official journal published by the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG). The March edition of the UOG featured a clinical case study by Dr. Christoph Lees, professor at the Department of Surgery & Cancer within the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College in London. Using Samsung's premium diagnostic ultrasound system WS80A, professor Lees introduced two cases of prenatal imaging through Crystal Vue, of which the rib and vertebral images were selected as the Picture of the Month by UOG. "Our experience with Crystal Vue over the past few months, specifically imaging of the bone and soft tissue interface, leads us to believe that it may offer new opportunities for prenatal imaging, particularly for the skeletal system, but also in facial and brain imaging," Professor Lees stated in his study. “We were able to obtain highly detailed images that give particular information on the contour of the ribs and allow inference on mineralisation." This Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging is an advanced 3D volume rendering technology that enables users to assess detailed information of internal and external structures of the fetus or uterus and helps easily differentiate between the soft tissue and bone. With the additional morphological information, users may deepen their understanding of the patients and fetus. Crystal Vue was first introduced at the 25th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, held in Canada in October 2015, as the latest imaging . . .
May 27, 2016: One of six children born to poor but loving parents in the town of Mokopane in rural Limpopo, John Rammutla knows what it’s like to grow up in difficult circumstances – but has never allowed this to hold him back. The newly-qualified civil engineer, who is a Project Manager in Training at SANRAL, believes the youth of South Africa can bring about the change this country so desperately needs – and he is starting with himself. John, 23, has just organised the second SANRAL-supported South African Youth Leadership Conference, in partnership with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University student association, Believers Love World (BLW), to inspire the youth to contribute to socio-economic development in South Africa. The conference, held at NMMU on May 23, was attended by nearly 500 Grade 12 learners from three township schools in Port Elizabeth and 130 NMMU students and working professionals, including SANRAL employees. The conference was also live-streamed to three other universities in the Eastern Cape – Fort Hare, Walter Sisulu and Rhodes. It followed the highly successful inaugural conference he ran earlier this year in Limpopo, for 1300 university students and learners. “I’m really passionate about South Africa and its development. As a nation, we have so much potential and talent. Someone has to go out there and exploit that talent and inspire people to act. This is my contribution – to inspire others to see themselves as critical instruments in bringing about social and economic development in South Africa.” John believes there are two main issues affecting South Africa’s youth. The first is unemployment, and the second is alcohol and drug abuse. And it is these problems that lead to the majority of the country’s social problems, including rape, robbery and violent crimes. Instead of looking to government for solutions, John believes young people should see what they can do, by becoming business or social entrepreneurs. “I . . .
Healthcare consumers urged to carefully weigh their options for best value Few people’s hearts leap with excitement at the prospect of reading and comparing the finer details of various medical scheme benefit options. This investment in time, however, will put you and your loved ones in good stead when the need for healthcare cover arises – a time none of us enjoy contemplating. “In South Africa just over 18 percent of the population have medical scheme coverage, according to the most recent General Household Survey published by Statistics South Africa,” notes Mark Arnold, Principal Officer of Resolution Health Medical Scheme (Resolution Health). The same survey found that more than 95 percent of South African households had at lease one cellphone. As is the case with weighing up the relative value and merits offered on different cellphone plans to match our mobile phone needs, Resolution Health encourages consumers to look carefully at the merits of different medical scheme benefit options to find the one that suits them best.” “When choosing a cellphone contract a person is likely to consider what they want and need in terms of airtime, mobile data, and phone features and temper this to match what their budget can stretch to. Similarly, when choosing a benefit option for healthcare cover, it is important to ensure that your medical scheme is not only offering you affordable cover, but richness of benefits as well,” explains Arnold. Understand what you are paying for: With more than 80 medical schemes in South Africa, the coverage and costs of their benefit options vary widely and it is not uncommon to feel somewhat overwhelmed when faced with such an array of choices. This is all the more true because, as the main member you bear the responsibility of selecting an option that will cover your beneficiaries’ health needs as well as your own, if you opt to extend membership to your loved ones. Arnold notes that it is often worth seeking advice . . .
Sasol Petroleum Temane awards tender for clinic in Vilanculos SOS Netcare 911 recently opened a new clinic in the Mozambican coastal town of Vilanculos, having been awarded a tender to provide private medical care for Sasol employees and paid-for services to other members of the community. “The Nhamacunda Clinic, which is located in Vilanculos, where Sasol Petroleum Temane’s (SPT) employees reside, offers comprehensive general practitioner and dental services, as well as occupational health assessments,” explains Netcare 911/SOS Serviços de Assistência Limitada network manager, Grace Barradas. The clinic opened in March this year and brought a range of new services to the town, including pathology and radiology services, and a dispensary. It is also equipped with two wards comprising six beds for patients who require observation and overnight stays. Doctors and staff at the clinic are drawn from both South Africa and Mozambique and there are also a number of employment opportunities for people from the local community. “SPT employees and the public are able to access vaccinations and prophylaxis at the clinic, as well as ultrasound scans, X-rays and occupational health assessments including audiometry, spirometry and electrocardiography (ECG) in a modern setting. The clinic also offers first aid training by arrangement, so that the members of the public can learn the basics of dealing with medical emergencies,” she says. “Emergency medicine in the area has also received a boost with the introduction of Netcare 911 ambulance services and a 24-hour emergency room. The clinic’s in-patient services are intended for medical emergencies only, so that patients can be stabilised and receive short-term care while medical emergency road or air evacuation to an appropriate facility is arranged for further defined treatment,” Barradas notes. Managing director of Netcare 911, Noeleen Phillipson, welcomed the opening of the Nhamacunda Clinic. “The fulfillment . . .
GEMS further improves services to remote regions of SA In a bid to further enhance the accessibility of its services to its members, the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) is establishing a number of special client liaison offices (CLOs) throughout South Africa (SA), particularly in the more remote areas of the country. Commenting on this development, Liziwe Nkonyana, Executive: Communications and Member Affairs of GEMS says that SA’s second largest medical scheme now provides healthcare cover to approximately 1.8 million individuals in all nine provinces, many of whom are situated in rural or semi-rural areas of the country. “We believe it is critical to be on hand to render services to all of our members and potential members, including those situated in the more the inaccessible areas of the country. We would like our members to be able to communicate with the Scheme with absolute ease when it comes to obtaining more information on benefits or in the event of any difficulties.” According to Nkonyana, these are just some of the reasons why the Scheme has embarked on an initiative aimed at setting up a network of client liaison offices throughout SA. One of the key roles of this unit is to expand the GEMS footprint, and to improve our ability to serve the needs of our members while strengthening and opening up new channels of communication with our valued members. The CLOs support and complement the services currently offered by the GEMS call centre and walk-in centres,” she explains. Nkonyana says that the Scheme’s specially trained CLOs are tasked with attending to and resolving member queries while providing feedback to members and the Scheme. It is also the duty of the CLOs to escalate any outstanding matters to ensure resolution. The staff within the unit is responsible for improving the current turnaround times of queries and will work on a 70% onsite resolution target requiring instant feedback to ensure enhanced member . . .
Milk For Change fights undernourishment Two-and-a-half million children in South Africa (14%) attend school hungry, resulting in them not being able to focus properly on their education, according to Statistics on Children South Africa. This figure is set to rise as the effects of South Africa’s drought impacts food production. John Strömblad, Tetra Pak South Africa MD says South Africans are struggling, under present conditions, to put food on the table. “As a result,” he says, “good nutrition is beyond the means of many people as food prices soar because of the worst drought South Africa is experiencing in two decades.” The Milk For Change campaign is part of Tetra Pak’s celebration of World Milk Day celebrated annually on 1 June. As part of the campaign, some Pick n Pay supermarkets across Gauteng, Western Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal will provide collection points for consumers to donate long life milk while FeedSA will assist with the distribution. “The composition of dairy products helps to address both current nutrient deficiencies and the risk of developing chronic diseases. According to Rediscover Dairy, the Consumer Education Project of Milk SA,” says Strömblad, “the dairy intake for South Africans is well below the recommended daily intake of 500ml. Milk is an ideal source of protein and calcium, and also contains a range of essential vitamins and minerals.” Long life milk is produced through an ultra-high temperature process, which ensures the milk remains fresh – without any preservatives – and retains its nutritional value. Packaging is also a critical aspect of milk preservation. The carton packaging, comprising six layers, also helps with retaining the milk’s nutritional value and freshness, while protecting it from environmental factors. The campaign, which runs from 26 May to 1 June, will assist in feeding communities in need. Thirty-three thousand litres have already been pledged by dairy industry partners. FeedSA, a non-profit . . .
Young black Accounting professionals with at least six years practical experience in finance and accounting - as well as graduates who have completed a three year SAIPA learnership or articles are invited to fast-track their career growth by enrolling by 30 June 2016 for the next phase of Project Achiever, a joint initiative by the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) and the Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Fasset). The SAIPA-Fasset joint venture was initiated last year to address the question of transformation in the financial services industry by providing the assistance where it is most needed – among the black professionals. Fasset is one of the 21 Seta’s that have been established by the South African government in terms of the Skills Development Act, in order to helps bridge the skills gap, particularly the gap between having a qualification and building a successful Professional career. “The biggest challenge facing South Africa today is the skills mismatch and the inability of our education system to produce graduates that can apply their knowledge in order to grow our economy and solve societal problems. To do that, you need to focus on building competence in cognitive skills and Project Achiever does exactly that,” says Prof Rashied Small, the Education, Training and Membership Executive at SAIPA. Selected candidates will undergo a programme of integrating their knowledge and practical skills and be assisted in their preparation for writing the SAIPA competency-based exam called the Professional Evaluation, which – if passed – will see them being awarded the NQF level 8 designation of Professional Accountant (SA). The designation is one of the few authorised by SARS to provide services as a tax practitioner. A professional accountant can also perform numerous functions and issue reports in terms of the Companies Act, Close Corporations Act, and Micro lending industry regulations, . . .
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 26 May, 2016 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has announced the launch of its new Super Ultra High Definition (SUHD) TV line-up, which combines the latest in cutting edge innovation and stunning aesthetics, in order to deliver a television that is not just a consumer electronics device, but an integral part of a home’s interior design. The latest range of Samsung TVs has been released hot on the heels of the company’s triumph as global TV market leader for the 10th consecutive year, while also being in its tenth year of dominating the local South African TV market, according to one of the world's largest market research organisations, GfK. The new Samsung SUHD television series comes equipped with second generation Quantum dot technology, which is renowned for its durability and extraordinary, lasting picture quality. This generation offers increased efficiency of the Quantum dot materials and an improved colour mapping algorithm. This enables the new SUHD TV to express brighter pictures and purer colours. Matthew Thackrah, Deputy Managing Director and Head of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics South Africa, explains that the material used for this cutting-edge display can reproduce the purest and most accurate colours as individual nanoparticles. “These are smaller than one ten-thousandth the diameter of a human hair and deliver the cleanest and most vivid colours yet.” “Samsung has applied the ‘HDR 1000’ technology to this device, which can present content with extremely high picture quality, as it expresses HDR with a peak brightness of 1000 nit - the standard for premium material produced in Hollywood,” says Thackrah. “This allows viewers to enjoy visuals in great detail, whether the image is dark or bright. In addition, it can recreate brighter hues at a lower energy consumption than the first generation SUHD TVs.” Thackrah adds that Samsung understands that while the demand for the latest generation of . . .