Call to restaurants to submit their details for SA’s top restaurant guide SA’s most trusted restaurant guide, the annual Eat Out magazine, is re-vamping its 2014 issue and is giving all restaurants the opportunity to put their hands up to be considered for the issue. Restaurants must simply submit an easy-to-complete form at no cost, by 30 June 2013. "We’re taking Eat Out to a new level and giving every restaurant the chance to earn their place in the ‘Eat Out 500’ – a power list of great restaurants across South Africa. We want everyone to have a chance to be considered, says Anelde Greeff, Content Director for Eat Out. Restaurants who submit themselves to be part of the Eat Out 500 will be scored on a variety of criteria by a panel of 50 of South Africa’s top food/restaurant industry experts. The criteria include food (menu composition, seasonality, presentation, wine etc.), service and ambience. The 500 restaurants with the highest aggregate scores will appear in the 16th annual issue of the Eat Out magazine, which will go on sale in November 2013. Download the form (www.eatout.co.za/uploads/documents/EatOut_Restaurant-submission-form_2013.pdf ) or complete the form online (www.myjotform.com/EatOut/restaurant). For more information, visit www.eatout.co.za or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more updates, like Eat Out on Facebook www.facebook.com/EatOutMag and follow @eat_out on Twitter. URL: http://www.myjotform.com/EatOut/restaurant Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Stefanie Elliott from MANGO-OMC. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
The Shukuma-NMMU squad will be aiming to add a second victory to their name when they host the Bestmed University Sport South Africa cycling championships in Port Elizabeth next week. The event starts with the mountain bike discipline on Tuesday, June 25, followed by the three-day road tour from Wednesday. Although not the defending champions – that honour belongs to the University of Pretoria – the local team set a winning precedent when they last hosted the championships five years ago. Team captain Wesley Augustyn, who was part of 2008's victorious squad, said their main focus would be on winning the overall team classification. "But an individual overall win will also be in the back of the riders' minds," he admitted. "I would say that we are probably stronger as a team than we were in 2008, but the competition has become tougher and more pro riders are competing." The outfit comprises Augustyn, danger men Gerrit Nel and Marinus Prinsloo, as well as Waldo Gronum, Phillip Erasmus and Henno Cronje. The team will be without the services of Sean Bos, who broke his collarbone in a crash during a training camp in Franschhoek last week. Augustyn said Nel, who hails from Graaff-Reinet, was on his best form again after battling heart problems over the past few years. "He is ready and fit. Gerrit is a very good all-round rider with a high pain threshold and the ability to outperform his rivals when it counts most. "He also has a big influence on the team as he brings a lot of experience from racing as a youngster in Belgium." Fellow all-rounder Prinsloo would provide the second prong of their attack, said Augustyn. "Marinus is on top form after competing at the SA track champs in Cape Town a month ago. He has the leg speed for those fast stages and sprint finishes. "He can also climb very well and plays an important role in ensuring that we don't lose time on the hills and in the time-trials." As the oldest tour rider, 24-year-old . . .
Changes in the way businesses operate have been fundamentally altered since the 2008 downturn, and these changes have set trends that have become a permanent fixture of how businesses are being structured moving into the future. As businesses become ever more focused on their core activities in order to survive, along with increases in costs, competition, fraud and complexity, many have moved to a model of utilising outsourced services to effectively manage their non-core business functions. “It is clear the impact of the compliance and administration burden on business in South Africa is neutralising the entrepreneurial flair of a very important element of South Africa’s economy. Running your business should be fun with the focus on growing your business while spending as much time with your customers as possible,” says Louis Jordaan – Managing Director for ‘the cfo shop’, an outsourced finance and business support services company. Recently a dynamic new service has emerged that allows companies to hire seasoned executives on a part-time basis instead of hiring a full-time employee, thereby reducing the administrative and regulatory burden and allowing entrepreneurs to focus on their core objectives. This gives large and small business’s the ability to “rent” a seasoned Chief Financial Officer or other Business Support Executive as an alternative to hiring a full-time employee that otherwise would require a significant annual salary compounded with the requirement for large bonuses and other perks. “Cost plays a large factor in smaller businesses not having the financial expertise and mentorship they require in order to ensure more effective financial management. For many of these, having a dedicated and often costly CFO simply doesn’t fit into the budget, meaning many companies try to ‘wing it’ with their own, often inadequate, knowledge of business financial functioning. Utilising an ‘outsourced’ CFO allows companies to benefit from the services without . . .
In 2013, the Festival is proud to introduce a new Jazz Festival venue - the Standard Bank Jazz & Blues Cafe at the Lowlander, St. Andrew’s College. The venue will offer a great jazz show at 21.30, with a 23.30 Jazz Jam session or late-night blues gig where audiences can catch musicians letting off steam and butting musical heads late into the night, every night. The opening act features a collaboration between some of the hippest young jazz musicians in the country: Neil Engel (trumpet), Nduduzo Makhathini (piano), Romy Brauteseth (bass), Ayanda Sikade (drums). Cape Town saxophonist Dan Shout has just released his second album, fresh from a stint of international touring in Johnny Clegg’s band. He appears with Gorm Helfjord (guitar), Romy Brauteseth (bass), and Jonno Sweetman (drums). An exciting young funk band from Amsterdam - Bruut! – features Maarten Hogenhuis (sax), Folkert Oosterbeeck (Hammond organ), Thomas Rolff (bass), Felix Schlarmann (drums). Lee Thomson is an innovative young trumpeter from Cape Town who plays in a wide variety of musical styles. He takes to the stage with Nduduzo Makhathini (piano), Gorm Helfjord (guitar), Nick Williams (bass), Lloyd Martin (drums). From Rhini, Grahamstown, comes Imbaula - a band in the genuine South African jazz tradition - Julius Moyake (sax), Moses Kade (trombone), Lee Gary Sias (guitar), Leslie Demaary (guitar), Michael Smith (bass), Ben Dlukulu (drums). Four jazz lecturers from Rhodes University form a quartet under saxophonist Rick van Heerden. He is joined by Nishlyn Ramanna (piano), Kingsley Buitendag (bass), and Steve Ellis (drums). The Lowlander will also provide a home to nightly Jazz Jams, or Late-night Blues with Robin Auld, Albert Frost & Friends, at 23.30; and is bound to play host to a multitude of spontaneous surprises. The 39th edition of the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown will take place from 27 June to 7 July 2013. For more information check . . .
A reader has approached our Property Poser experts with a query regarding outstanding repairs on a property he has been renting for over a year. The reader writes that he and his wife took occupation in May last year, at which time the landlord undertook to complete certain repairs within three weeks. More than a year later, there are still problems that need to be repaired. Among them are damages to the roof and ceiling caused by a major leak following heavy rains in November. The reader reports that the landlord's insurer paid the associated claim but that the landlord failed to make the necessary repairs, despite undertaking to complete them by December. Earlier this year, a leak in the main bedroom was handled, on the landlord's advice, by placing a bucket beneath it. The leak had been there from the inception of the lease but a few coats of paint had obscured it. To make matters worse, there is apparently also a damp problem in the second bedroom. The reader would like to know if he can withhold rental or what other remedies he has at his disposal. The Rental Housing Act applies in the current situation, says Schalk van der Merwe from Rawson Properties Helderberg in Cape Town. "The Act provides that the landlord and tenant should jointly inspect the property before occupation." Van der Merwe says the purpose of this is to identify and determine the extent of any aspects requiring repair or to ensure that any defects are listed in an annexure to the lease, so that the tenant is not later accused of causing the damage. "Our reader and the landlord seem to have carried out such an inspection but the landlord appears to have reneged on his undertaking to carry out the identified repairs." Although the reader has not mentioned whether there is a written lease in place, the Act makes provision for certain aspects of the parties' relationship to be put in writing in the agreement, says Van der Merwe. "The Act also provides that the . . .
Nine of South Africa's top universities will gather in Port Elizabeth next week when the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University hosts the national student cycling championships. The University Sports South Africa event, presented by Bestmed, starts on June 25 with the mountain bike events and the opening stage of the three-day road tour. The reigning champion men's and women's teams, from the University of Pretoria and the Potchefstroom campus of North-West University respectively, will return to defend their titles against some of the country's top up-and-coming talent. According to NMMU's cycling manager Theresa Le Roux, this will be only the second time that the university has hosted the event. The last occasion was in 2008, when the host institution also walked away with the overall honours. Spearheading the Shukuma-NMMU attack this year will be former national downhill racer and team captain Wesley Augustyn, who is also the brother of international pro John-Lee. Gerrit Nel, Marinus Prinsloo, Waldo Gronum, Phillip Erasmus, Henno Cronje, Sean Bos and Matthew Hayter complete the local line-up. "The top rider at the champs this year will definitely be Timo Cooper from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, who is currently one of the top mountain bike racers in South Africa," said Le Roux. Cooper, who races for a pro outfit, finished third overall at last weekend's RE:CM Knysna 200 alongside his German team-mate Nico Pfitzenmaier. Le Roux said the road programme would kick off at 9am on the Wednesday morning with an 84.4km stage for the men and 62.2km for the women from Altona Primary School. This would be followed at 2pm by a 10km time-trial opposite the back entrance of the university on Marine Drive. "Thursday morning it's a 120km stage for the men and 90km for the women, starting at 9am on our South Campus." The racing finishes on Friday with a 2.4km hill climb on the corner of Seaview and Link Roads in the morning and a . . .
With over 400 delegates at the 2011 and 2012 events collectively, the 2013 conference promises to be even better and more informative. Trade Conference’s International is once again hosting the 3rd Annual Payments Southern Africa Conference 2013 which is one of our most significant events. Project Manager Jabu Sibiya said, “This event will once again highlight the tracking and developments of the payment industry in the SADC region. This event will reflect Trade Conferences International’s commitment to organising leading banking and retailing events.” Trade Conferences International has organised popular banking events such as the Mobile Banking Southern Africa Conference, the Core Banking Conference and the Debt Collection Conference. Richard Ketley,Director, Genesis Analytics; Bevan Ducasse, Chief Executive Officer, WiGroup; Pieter de Wet, Chairman, Global Prepaid Exchange Southern Africa and Kim Dancey, Consumer Empowerment, FinMark Trust are some of the respectable speakers that will address the leading Payments Southern Africa Conference & Exhibition 2013. Delegates attending this event will be up to date with the latest news and trends in payments industry, acquire more knowledge, network with experts in the payment industry and build sustainable business relationships. Trade Conferences International invites all personnel dealing with payments, mobile banking, cards and ATMS, online and electronic banking, digital channels, retail banking, payment products, legal compliance, transactional banking, product development, credit and inclusive banking to attend thi URL: http://www.tci-sa.co.za/brochures/payments_brochure_2013_2.pdf Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa Facebook: YouTube: Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None To gain access to None image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
TLC Deep Cleanse Make–Up Remover Facial Wipes for Sensitive and Normal Skin was announced Product of the Year in the Facial Wipes category at the annual Product of the Year awards ceremony. This announcement recently took place at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. Sensitive skin requires extra care. The TLC Deep Cleanse Make-Up Remover Facial Wipes for Sensitive and Normal Skin that comes in packs of 40 and 60 wipes, have been uniquely developed for extra sensitive skin. They contain essential ingredients, such as chamomile extract to soothe the skin and Panthenol (Provitamin B5) to nourish and soften the skin. TLC Wipes were launched in South Africa seven years ago, and they continue to be the facial cleansing wipes of choice for women from all walks of life who realise that looking good doesn’t need to cost time and money, and choose to simplify their cleansing regime down to one easy step. TLC Wipes are available from major retailers and pharmacies countrywide. About Product of the Year Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Established 25 years ago in France, product of the year currently operates in 28 countries with the same purpose: guide consumers to the best products in their market and reward manufactures for quality and innovation. In South Africa, the product of the Year seal is backed by the votes of 5 000 consumers, serving as a shortcut for shoppers in the market, saving them time and money. For manufactures of the winning products, the award is a powerful marketing message proven to increase product trial, awareness, distribution and sales. Product of the Year accepts entries every year from consumer packaged goods that demonstrate innovation and were launched within the previous year. Entered products are chosen as a winner in its category through a nationally representative online study conducted by A.C Nielsen, the world’s largest research agency that conducts research . . .
One lucky rider's raffle ticket paid handsome dividends when he walked away with R50 000 worth of unit trusts at the recent RE:CM Knysna 200 mountain bike race. Unlike many other stage races, which put the emphasis on prize money for the professionals only, the three-day Garden Route event set out to reward participants across the board. The lucky draw prize, courtesy of the title sponsor, was won by Digby Webb of Little Mowbray in Cape Town. A delighted Webb, who finished 71st overall alongside team-mate David Jones, said he had thoroughly enjoyed his debut at the event. "Despite the chilly wet weather, the vibe was festive, my bike held out and we had a very consistent result. "The organisation was great, the food was perfect and of course the mountain biking and routes were top-notch. I even got to ride a bit with Victor Matfield – how awesome is that?" The 44-year-old said he had decided to enter the R250 raffle because it was in aid of a good cause. All proceeds went to the development of underprivileged youngsters at the Knysna Sport School. Webb, who works in IT infrastructure consultancy and sales, said he already had plans for his long-term investment. "I suppose the first thing that comes to mind is saving for my two daughters' tertiary education." In an increasingly tough economic climate, he said the investment fit perfectly with his existing portfolio. "One always feels as though, with inflation, you can never be too confident that you have all your bases covered." According to RE:CM chief executive officer Jan van Niekerk, the prize perfectly echoed the event's rider-centric focus. "It was also imperative for us to give back to the community in the region." As a sponsor of professional mountain biking, Van Niekerk said it was appropriate to support an initiative that developed future sporting talent. "Naturally, RE:CM has an objective of not only sponsoring the race to build brand awareness, but to turn that . . .
The quest toward stardom and fame is here. Rise up from the crowd of musical flair and skill and present your musical talents to South Africa and the rest of the world. Fame Music in conjunction with the SAE Institute presents the largest online contest of its kind: The Online Music Search - South Africa. The competition commences the 12th of June 2013 and entries close the 8th of July. All solo artists, vocalists, bands and other producers of music are invited to compete and showcase their material by entering their original audio track online. First prize is R3000 cash, a Business Music Short Course at SAE South Africa, a professionally recorded track and packaged artist/band profile. National finalists may also have the opportunity for their winning track(s) to be escalated into the Fame Music ‘global competition’. With over 8 million plays, 2 million downloads and 60 music genres, Fame Music™ is a unique online platform that provides unsigned and professional artists the opportunity to seek out global exposure for their music, products & services to a wide spread audience. Fame Music™ also simultaneously allows artists to connect and showcase to music lovers, major labels, sponsors, event organizers, talent scouts and managers within and outside of the music industry from a single location. Fame Music™ was founded in 2002 by Romy Hawatt renowned entrepreneur and C.E.O. of SAE Group. SAE is the world’s largest creative media educator with over 55 campuses in 27 countries and providing first class education and training in Audio engineering, 3D Animation, Multimedia, Game Design, Digital Filmmaking, and Music Production), and is postured to become the essential music industry platform bringing together artists, fans and the industry alike. For more details on the Online Music Search – South Africa contest visit http://www.famemusic.com/?t=compdetails&sid=481 URL: http://www.famemusic.com Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Lara Rall . . .