Atterbury Motors located in Pretoria, South Africa houses the largest stock of handpicked pre-owned cars of all major car makers with various models and variants at competitive prices than the market. The company only offers cars for sale which are well-maintained, sourced from reputable sources mainly from private individuals which results in low mileage, with a full service track record. Atterbury Motors ensures that the used car sit offers have not suffered any major accidents, thus ensuring genuineness of all spare parts and overall good condition of the car’s body. Most of the pre-owned vehicles are so chosen that they havea single previous owner thus ensuring that the buying customer will be its second owner. Atterbury Motors in many instances offers delivery arrangement of its vehicles to its customers all over South Africa. The dealer does not believe in bulk buying, thus ensuring quality of pre-owned vehicles. The dealer strives to provide exceptionally good customer service experience as well as after sales service support. The used car dealer Atterbury Motors is affiliated with the Motor Industry Ombudsman Transaction Protection Project as the company believes to carry out all its business transactions in a genuine and transparent manner. Each used car transaction is given a reference number and is documented with Ombudsman. To guarantee the quality of the used vehicles, each pre-owned car undergoes a stringent AA 101 Dekra check. At the time of delivery all vehicles are provided with a full tank of petrol. Atterbury Motors offers easy and hassle free used car finance solutions. The dealer is a Financial Service Provider Representative for the Independent Dealer Association and is being monitored by Moonstone Compliance. The used car dealer has association with all the leading and major banks of South Africa and also provides used car insurance services. Thus customers looking for finance options to buy used cars are easily assisted and helped . . .
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) and Nedbank Arts Affinity have announced the list of professional development projects that will receive grants from the Trust. For the past 20 years ACT, with the support of Nedbank Arts Affinity, have been supporting and promoting sustainable businesses and careers in the arts. The Professional Development Programme supports the development of reliable, sustainable and vibrant arts in South Africa and is designed to support job opportunities, develop arts organisations, associations, collectives and arts practitioners. The second cycle of grants boasts ten deserving recipients for 2015 and spans the country. “One of the reasons we can reflect and celebrate 20 years of a democratic country is because South Africa has a wealth of artists which contribute to the preservation of our history, our national heritage and cultures. They spark our imagination: from the rural heartlands to the corporate skyscrapers - they inspire our diverse nation to reflect, innovate and move into action. Nedbank and our Arts Affinity have been making the arts happen for 20 years and together we will continue to make a difference in our communities,” says Maseda Ratshikuni, head of Cause Marketing at Nedbank elaborating on Nedbank’s involvement. Audiences can look forward to the inaugural production of Spartacus of Africa which promises a mixture of contemporary dance and classical ballet with a live orchestra and launches in Johannesburg, going on to tour in Cape Town and ending in Durban. The grant from ACT will contribute towards the costs involved of the regional dance coaches and co-ordinators. The Young Artist in Residency (AIR) and Creative Research Incubator Programme will be supporting local and international dance aspirants in Emakhazeni, Mpumalanga by offering a residency, which is supported by the ACT grant. To encourage and support the re-establishment of dance talent in the Northern Cape, Journey, produces new dance works, choreographed . . .
What began as training initiative focusing on consumer education for first-time home buyers has evolved into a new RE/MAX franchise which is operating from Soweto, Gauteng as of 1 November 2014. Run by Broker/Owner, Rachel Vickers together with her husband Gavin, RE/MAX Kairos specifically works with buyers who are earning a joint monthly income of between R8 000 and R25 000 and are typically looking for properties priced under R650 000. Vickers explains that in 2012 when she and Gavin, started up a training business and ran the ‘Buy Your First Home Programme’, they saw an opportunity to include the sale of affordable homes as a part of their service offering. “Initially we were focused on education around financial literacy and launched the ‘Buy Your First Home Programme’. Within a few months we had established our affordable housing marketing, sales and administration division, under the banner of Kairos Development Solutions. Kairos Development Solutions partners with developers to provide complete marketing and administration solutions for development sales.” The company has now joined the RE/MAX of Southern Africa family. “The primary objective of this move has been to provide traction for sales for our agents with a reputable and credible brand to take to market. As the proud owners of the Soweto franchise, we will use our consumer education and team of agents to actively grow the opportunities within this region,” says Vickers. Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, welcomes the Kairos team into the RE/MAX family and looks forward to their growth and development under the RE/MAX brand. “The affordable housing sector is presenting massive opportunities for growth at present with an exceptional demand, and we are excited about being part of the housing solution.” Aside from the credible brand name, Vickers explained that they joined RE/MAX as they share the same value systems, as well as vision and a passion for property. “This made it an . . .
Cape Town, 14 November 2014: Join Heart 104.9FM’s Heart Breakfast host Aden Thomas, Heart Breakfast Sports anchor Tapfuma Makina and #Drive326 host Suga as they broadcast the All Star show live between 12h00 and 15h00 from the Race Village at V&A Waterfront at the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday, 15 November 2014. The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier offshore race where 7 teams battle it out across 3 873 thousand nautical miles over the space of nine months, stopping over at 11 ports including Alicante, Abu Dhabi, Auckland and the Mother City. Join the Heart 104.9FM team at The Race Village where the action packed In Port Races will take place between 14h00 and 15h00. The village will be a hive of entertainment with a variety of activities for both young and old to enjoy. The little ones can look forward to face painting, balloon sculpting and spray on tattooing at the Children’s Playground outside the Amphitheater. The All Star show will kick off with, Aden Thomas at 12h00, Tapfuma Makina will move in behind the microphone at 13h00 while #Drive326 host Suga will wrap things up between 14h00 and 15h00. Come and say hi and tune in! For more information log onto www.1049.fm, follow /Heart1049.FM and @Heart1049FM Issued by Unity Ruiters Heart 104.9FM Public Relations and Communications Tel: 021 406 8900/ 082 392 6006 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Author: Unity Ruiters from Heart 104.9FM. More Info link: Twitter: www.twitter.com/Heart1049FM Facebook: www.facebook.com/Heart104.9FM Images: For high res version/s of None image/s please contact: Heart 104.9FM. Photo: Photo: Photo: YouTube: CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
With another year drawing to an end, it is the ideal time for consumers who aspire to homeownership in 2015 to take stock of their financial position and assess whether they are on the right track with their financial planning, says Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. “It is no secret that financial institutions have fairly stringent lending requirements and it has become increasingly more important for prospective homeowners to keep their financial affairs in order to show the necessary affordability ratios. This also applies to current homeowners who might require additional finances to undertake renovation projects or upgrades to their property,” says Goslett. “Taking some time to step back and assess their financial situation will give consumers the opportunity to examine their financial planning action steps and measure the progress they are making towards attaining their financial objectives.” Goslett suggests that when undertaking an annual financial review, consumers should revisit the foundation of their financial plan by relooking at their resources, goals and priorities. “This is an excellent time to re-evaluate the situation and include any major life changes that may have occurred during the course of the year. These changes could include several changes such as a marriage, birth of a child, a death or starting a new business feature. All of these factors will have an impact and play an important part in how the financial plan is adjusted to meet the end goal.” He adds that a major life change will definitely change a potential homebuyer’s needs and possibly their projected time frame to meet their financial goals. “This is especially true in the case where a family is growing and the home they are staying in no longer meets their needs,” says Goslett. “A family in this situation will need to purchase a home sooner rather than later, which would mean that more money would need to be set aside for the 10% -20% deposit and other . . .
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) have, over the past 17 years, supported young talent in the arts and honoured those who have significantly contributed to the industry. For their 20th Anniversary, the ACT Awards are setting the stage to pay homage to both legacies and legends alike. The ACT Awards have recognised over 130 individuals and organisations for their significant contribution to art, culture and heritage in South Africa. These awards show the sustainable impact ACT pursues in the creative industry. For the fourth year, ACT and Distell Foundation will award four young professionals or groups who have made an impact during the first five years of their careers. Irma Albers from Distell Foundation says “We are proud to be involved with the ACT Awards. By investing in emerging talent particularly through the ImpACT Awards, we hope to play an important role in raising standards and spreading interest and appreciation for newcomers in the South African creative arts industry, locally and abroad. Congratulations to all the participants and winners - we wish you all a bright future, as you establish yourself as key role players in building the economy of our country.” ImpACT Awards are given annually to honour young artists that have reached a notable level in their careers and public nominations in the categories of Theatre, Visual Art, Design and Music & Singing were invited. “By benchmarking excellence the ACT Awards set industry standards. In addition, the process of identifying recipients, highlights those creative professionals working in the industry who not only meet but exceed those standards thereby raising the bar. What this does is highlight exceptional talent in the industry. This spotlight creates a platform for these individuals who might not otherwise receive this kind of recognition - recognition that has the potential to powerfully propel sustainable careers in a highly competitive industry, "says Pieter Jacobs CEO of . . .
UB Creative is a ladies fashion boutique which has both an online store and a physical store in Kensington. The fashion store is founded by Rob and Tali, a husband wife team. The duo spends considerable time and effort in studying and doing research on fabric texture, design, diversity and latest trends in the fashion circuit. Encompassing all the factors the duo launches their ladies fashion clothing range. The fashion boutique offers ladies jackets, tops, skirts, pants and mother of the bride dresses and also specialises in offering vintage clothing. UB Creative has both a wholesale ladies garments section and UB Online which is an online store offering all its collections online for its clients. Rob believes in simplicity and that reflects in his designing while his wife Tali prefers more drama and bling with flashy designs. Thus their unique combination of “less is more” and “extra glamour” creates a balanced and attractive ladies clothing collection. The team of UB Creative pays utmost attention to customer’s requirements and thus make it a point to incorporate client’s ideas, feedbacks and requirements to give shape to the final product. UB Creative first started its collection with vintage clothing but later diversified to relaxed loose fit cotton dresses, to romantic mother of the bride dresses and to classic studio style ranges. Most fashion houses launch their clothing range yearly either as summer or winter collections but in the case of UB Creative due to high demand for fresh new stocks, the company launches about 6 collections per season. Prequalified clients can visit the well-stocked showroom of UB Creative in Kensington by prior appointment and to become prequalified clients interested customers need to visit the company’s website and complete the Contact Page. For more information, visit http://www.ubcreative.co.za About UB Creative: UB Creative is the ultimate ladies fashion boutique that sells stylish ladies jackets, skirts, . . .
Novel of the undead, Journal of a South African Zombie Apocalypse, to be on sale at iconic Geekfest Geekfest 2014 is promising to be bigger and better – and Journal of a South African Apocalypse will be there in the Zombie Compound. Happening on Saturday, 29 November2014 at the Ball and All Driving Range, Pub & Restaurant, it will be a fun day for all fans of fantasy, science fiction… and zombies. Journal of a South African Zombie Apocalypse authored by Lee Herrmann is the chronicle of sixteen-year-old Kon’s family fight for survival against the undead on a journey to get to Robben Island, a reputed safe haven. But unlike Kon, our everyday errands includes walking, running or driving around, fascinated and looking for an environment that provides that rare experiences with the walking dead. That sucks hey! Geekfest is a must for fans of the genre and the author of Journal of a South African Zombie Apocalypse will be in attendance as well as speaking on zombie literature and survival at the zombie compound. Books will be on sale at R120 and can be signed by the author. We ask Herrmann to distil on the zombie captivating plot and human survival in his second novel. He says that, “quite often they are a reflection of ourselves and our fears. Plus, they’re pretty cool.’ That sounds pretty straightforward, right! But wait until you hear the whole story behind that answer. Will Kon and his family escape the horror from which they flee? There will also be demonstrations on zombie survival among other activities. Journal of a South African Zombie Apocalypse is also available from Amazon, Kalahari, Porcupine Press and Loot as an e-book and hard copy. Hard copies are available in selected bookstores. Author: Olipa Phiri from JoSAZA. More Info link: http://www.saza.co.za Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JournalOfASouthAfricanZombieApocalypse Images: For high res version/s of Two image/s please contact: JoSAZA. Journal of a South African Apocalypse . . .
Nadia Lawrance (17) and Jessica Dendy-Young (13) have been awarded a golf development prize package valued at R80,000 per girl by the inaugural First-Pace Golf Day for Girls, which took place at the Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate in Franschhoek on 11 November 2014. Final Results Selected senior: Nadia Lawrance (17) from Paarl Gimnasium. Senior runner-up: Ashley Mills (16) from Bridge House School. Selected junior: Jessica Dendy-Young (13) from Bridge House School. Junior runner-up: Charlize Adams (12) from Bergendal Intermediate Prize Package (valued at R80,000 per girl) • Two return tickets on any FlySafair flight and car rental for three days • Full Junior Membership at Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate • A golf travel bag (with wheels) • Golf clothing (cape, polo shirt, shorts and shoes) – sponsored by Cobra and Puma • A golf bag – sponsored by Cobra and Puma • A full set of golf irons – sponsored by Cobra and Puma Runner-up prize • The runners up were awarded 6 x 30 minute golf coaching vouchers from Swingfit. About the First-Pace Golf Day for Girls The First-Pace Golf Day for Girls is a fully-sponsored charity event launched by First Car Rental and Lee-Anne Pace, with support from sponsors, Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate, Swingfit, Cobra, Puma and Boland Ladies Golf. The inaugural event took place at the Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate, Franschhoek, on 11 November 2014. The aim of the First-Pace Golf Day for Girls was to spot natural talent at grass roots level, combined with the right passion and attitude, and in the end, award two winners a sponsored prize package valued at approximately R80,000 each, not to mention being coached and mentored by the best in the golfing industry for 12 months to develop their skills. Eleven schools (including government and private) from the surrounding Franschhoek area were identified from which 40 young girls from the ages of 9 to 17 years old were nominated by their . . .
Although it is the appearance of a home that buyers often fall in love with, there is sometimes more to a home than meets the eye. This is according to Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, who says that regardless of whether a buyer is purchasing their first property or they have an investment portfolio of several properties, the fundamentals of purchasing a property never change. “Purchasing a property is a large investment. In fact, for many it is the largest financial investment they will ever make. For this reason it is important that buyers take their time and give their decision the necessary consideration that it requires. While aesthetic appeal will play a role in the decision, other more crucial elements need to be considered such as the structural components of the property. Rectifying severe structural defects will be a costly affair that impacts on the home’s potential return on investment,” advises Goslett. According to Goslett there is some protection offered to buyers by the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), in that it is the buyer’s right to be fully informed of all known defects that exist in the home they are purchasing. However, he notes that it is still worthwhile for a buyer to have the home inspected for hard-to-detect defects, which may have been overlooked by the seller. “There is always the chance that some defects may have been unintentionally missed or are simply unknown to the seller. If this is the case, then those problems will not have been disclosed in the sale agreement and it would be in the buyer’s best interests to either inspect the home themselves or have a professional assist them – a small price to pay considering the size of the investment,” he says. Goslett provides buyers with the top five potential defects to look out for: Cracks in the foundation walls While this may sound like it is fairly easy to spot, cracks can be hidden by layers of plaster and paint. “Not every crack will mean that there is . . .