Treoc International Limited has announced that Coert Coetzee, past CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors has resigned and stepped down from all management and directorships positions. In a statement, Coetzee reflects on his well-documented controversial past with the company he founded. “Taking on the South African financial and institutional industry was always going to be controversial”, he said “I believe that our database of over 300,000 members proves that we are doing the right thing,” he stressed. On reflection, Coetzee states that there is “a need for Treoc to change the way it undertakes business.” “Treoc must adapt to the new corporate governance structures of South Africa,” he stated. “This is a critical time for Treoc,” says Coetzee, adding: ”To achieve its growth potential, Treoc needs ambitious and highly diligent CEO and CFO, with a strong support of a new Board; one which meets all King III corporate governance criteria.” “We need this highly energy charged company to be led by a younger CEO to drive delete the Treoc’s strategic reassessment.” Coetzee drew on an analogy of how eagles fly away once they've instinctively determined that their continued presence becomes detrimental. He went on to say that, just as eagles instinctively know when to fly away, it was important that his continued presence not overshadow new directors’ ability to pursue strategic plans. Coetzee observes that “it is time to leave the management of the group to concentrate on new ventures.” However, Treoc members, who have rated Coetzee as the foremost Wealth Coach in South Africa, will be pleased to hear that Coetzee will continue to run Treoc’s seminars and conferences, which will be carried out under the auspices of one of Treoc’s divisions. A principle that Coetzee always teaches members is to be resolute in making tough investments decisions and make them with integrity intact. New CEO Ryno Venter says: “We know that this was a tough . . .
Sudan president, Omar al-Bashir, is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Several of his employees face similar charges. Friday, March 4th was the 7th anniversary of the ICC issuing the first of two arrest warrants for President Omar al-Bashir. To commemorate this historic event, a rally by hundreds of Sudanese was held in New York City, near the United Nations. This anniversary arrives while the Sudan government-led violence against ethnic - black African civilians has been increasing and worsening. The delivery of essential humanitarian aid to them is prevented on an ongoing basis as part of the strategy of genocide: Camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees are attacked and/or dismantled, leaving residents defenseless and homeless Massive attacks have increased in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January 15, 2016 Villages are burned in El Geneina, the capital of Western Darfur State Crimes against humanity are rampant in the Blue Nile, the Nuba Mountains, and in South Kordofan Dams are built in Sudan in specific locations designed to eliminate Nubian cultural sites and drive people from their land. The organizations that sponsored the rally and the letter to United Nations Security Council are as follows: Access Coalition: Deborah Martin, Director, Tennessee Act for Sudan: Eric Cohen, co-founder American Anti-Slavery Group: Dr. Charles Jacobs, co-founder, Boston, MA Damanga Coalition for Freedom and Democracy: Daowd Salih, Co-founder and Board President, New Jersey. Darfur Action Group of South Carolina: Dr. Richard Sribnick, Chairman, Columbia, SC Darfur and Beyond: Cory Williams, Phoenix, AZ Darfur Interfaith Network DC Area: Martha Boshnick, Washington, DC Darfur Tear Fund: Juma Sefedin Shaibu, CEO/President, Nashville, TN Darfur Women Action Group: Washington, DC Human Rights and Advocacy Network for Democracy (HAND): Investors . . .
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South Africa is a country extremely sensitive to race. Race is what divides us according to who we associate with, where we live, who we vote for and our immediate first impressions of people that we deal with. All South Africans carry the baggage of a devastating shared past that continues to be a huge stumbling block to the success of an incredible nation. For decades we were conditioned to think in terms of our skin colour. Apartheid preached that persons of colour were inferior. Such was the iron grip of the Nationalist Party on the media that privileged white South Africans were not reminded on a daily basis of the crime happening in their own neighbourhoods - job reservation, inferior education, economic hardship and daily persecution of our fellow citizens continued in a mad rush to certain ruin. It was state television, during the 16 June 1976 Soweto riots, that allowed ordinary South Africans a glimpse of the groundswell of resistance against an ever oppressive government and which could have been the opening of the door that led to the release of political prisoners, the unbanning of the ANC and Communist Party, the release of Nelson Mandela and, finally, true democracy in 1994. We, as citizens have been a little bit tardy since then and have allowed our politicians, media and business to slip back into undemocratic and divisive ways. We are now constantly bombarded with divisive language as politicians try to score points by calling everyone out for being racist. The number of taboo words increases and the media have rushed to the party by further increasing the publicity that these politicians crave as we rush towards another crucial set of municipal elections in 2016. We need a movement, a groundswell of ordinary citizens that will say; "Enough - I love my neighbour, I love my country and I refuse to allow anyone to continue promoting this artificial division." The first part of the pledge to go Race Free is; "You pledge to not . . .
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Duesouth Escapes embodies the spirit of adventure that many dream of, but few have the courage to pursue. Duesouth Escapes caters for modern, hi-tech travellers and stylish handbag lovers who demand a retail experience suited to their adventurous spirit. Some of the brands we stock in luggage and handbags include SKRoss, Thule, The North Face, PACSAFE, Osprey, Jekyll and Hide, Nine West, Fiorelli and more. Our first store opened in Hemingways Mall in October 2015 and our second will open in Baywest Centre, Port Elizabeth, on 10 December 2015! Don’t miss out on the special opening offer of 20% off luggage and handbags from 10-20 Dec. We also offer the option of shopping on our online store, www.duesouthescapes.co.za, from the comfort of your home. We at Duesouth Escapes understand that the quest for adventure is a thirst waiting to be quenched. We aim to do just that with our range of brands. Unique international brands are complemented by our own brand offerings. This sets us apart from our competitors. We believe an adventurous spirit can never be tamed. Climb, run, fly and explore everything on earth. Duesouth Escapes will prepare you for any adventure with high quality luggage and accessories suited to your specific journey. TFG offers a comprehensive portfolio of 18 retail brands that include clothing, footwear, jewelry, sportswear, mobile phones, technology products and home stores. We strive to be leaders in the fashion and lifestyle sectors of the retail industry in Africa. Our diverse brands allow us to push the boundaries of the retail industry in new and innovative ways – helping us to achieve our goal. We have over 2000 stores across Africa, all of which boast our excellent in-store experience. Now we also have an online presence allowing the convenience of delivery to your door anywhere in South Africa. Duesouth Escapes embodies the spirit of adventure many dream of, but few have the courage to pursue. Duesouth Escapes caters for modern, . . .
South Africa, GP. November 2015 – South African cosmetics manufacturer Euphrates Cosmetics is proud to unveil Euphrates Besties, a user-generated content-driven campaign created to celebrate the brand’s natural skin care collection, featuring two South African inspirational popular faces. As a local Cosmetics Manufacturer, that also exports our products around the continent, it is important that when the brand decided to have brand ambassadors to represent some of our products, that we chose individuals who have used the products and who are from South Africa. Aurelia Nxumalo and Jo-anne Reyneke were the most fitting candidates. There is something about these ladies that makes people want to engage with them. That was the secret ingredient we needed for this partnership to be a success. The Euphrates South Africa family looks forward to a beautiful relationship with them. We strongly believe in giving women a pen to write their success story and use the social media space to positively engage with our target market. We are convinced that with our new Euphrates besties / brand ambassadors (Aurelia Nxumalo and Jo-anne Reyneke) we will be able to beautifully impact more South African women. Find more information on www.euphrates.co.za Social Media: @euphrates_sa | @aurelianxumalo | @joannereyneke Author: Stacey Roberts from BB Creations. More Info link: http://www.euphrates.co.za/#!euphrates-cosmetics-blog/c1it9 Twitter: https://twitter.com/Euphrates_SA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euphratesSA/?ref=bookmarks Images: For high res version/s of Three image/s please contact BB Creations. Model (L) Aurelia Nxumalo and Actress (R) Jo-Anne Reyneke Photo: Max studios Jo-Anne Reyneke Photo: Kerry- Max Studios Aurelia Nxumalo Photo: Kerry Max Studios YouTube: CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. Have a look at the online visibility from 11/07/2015 to today for Euphrates Cosmetics Reveals Euphrates Besties Summer Campaign - . . .
Solar and renewable energy companies have now had a chance to evaluate the immense number of quotations and requests for proposals received from business and individuals during the last round of load-shedding by Eskom. At the time Eskom was the best salesman ever for the renewable energy industry. Frankly - load-shedding was not that good for business or for the sustainability of the renewable energy industry. Reason - the knee jerk panic reaction by consumers new to the solar industry saw them making rash decisions to install Solar Grid Tie Hybrid systems at exorbitant cost. In a normal environment consumers make decisions based on long term sustainability and return on investment over many years. Hybrid systems include batteries which are a finite resource, add greatly to the cost and negatively affect the amount of PV Power available to pump back into the grid to reduce the amount of power consumed from Eskom. In some cases the price differential between a Hybrid and a Grid Tie ONLY system was in the region of 60%. Add the fact that municipalities have implemented OR are considering implementing an availability charge to consumers that use the grid as a 'battery' at night and the expensive hybrid option just got more expensive. During the load-shedding madness we lost sight of the main focus of Grid Tie PV which was to generate as close as possible to (and exceed) the amount of electricity consumed at each installation. According to Straton Solar; "Consumers fortunate enough to live within the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality enjoy Grid Tie on a one-for-one basis and if they over generate have the option to sell that excess power on as well. This makes for a 'perfect storm' for the solar industry in Port Elizabeth and surrounds." A well designed Grid Tie ONLY system with extended guarantees, online monitoring and all the necessary certificates currently costs around R22 000.00 per Kw. A 5Kw system will zero an electricity bill of around . . .
Virtual Edge is proud to announce it will be hosting the South African launch of one-hundred-million dollar, Fortune 500, US technology company, Infusionsoft, at Steyn City Clubhouse in Johannesburg on Monday, 19th October 2015. The event will be open to small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) owners of any discipline or industry and will centre on how these companies can maximize sales and revenue by partnering with Infusionsoft, one of the world’s leading sales and marketing automation softwares developed specially for small businesses. “We believe in helping small businesses succeed, and that vision extends across the globe to our fellow entrepreneurs in South Africa,” says Marcus Murphy, Partner Development Manager at Infusionsoft in the United States. “If South Africa is going to succeed economically, it hinges on small business and we want to resource these businesses with the best available tools to help them thrive.” Event speakers at the launch will be discussing business growth and development through automation and marketing solutions from a number of different angles, covering the following topics: The secrets of predictability to drive up sales and lower costs Implementing a sales funnel that works while you sleep How to use technology to put your business on autopilot “Members of Virtual Edge have been working tirelessly to build up a solid client base and a strong educational foundation to attract Infusionsoft to invest in SA. We are incredibly excited to be hosting the all-in-one sales and marketing automation software company and bringing this incredible opportunity to the entrepreneurs and small business owners of South Africa,” said Matt Clark, Solutions Director at Virtual Edge, a certified partner of Infusionsoft and a company dedicated to integrating strategy and technology to change the way businesses communicate with their clients. The Infusionsoft event will be an incredible opportunity for SMME’s and marketing . . .