The Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane, Cllr Kgosientso Ramokgopa, is set to address entrepreneurs, business owners, innovators and service providers as the Tshwane Entrepreneurship Week (TNEW) kicks off on August 27 at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria. This weeklong conference organized by Young Revolution (YR), is dedicated to celebrating and supporting businesses in Gauteng and around South Africa. YR has partnered with various private and governmental organizations to deliver a full conference programme that will focus on the role and relationship of business, entrepreneurship and social enterprise in building an eco-system to promote and enhance economic development for a better South Africa. Other keynote speakers on the exciting line-up include Allon Raiz, Douglas Kruger, Steven Delport, York Zucchi, McLean Sibanda, Jayshree Naidoo, Siya Mapoko, Abey Mokgwatsane, Khaya Dlanga, Jurie Van Vuuren and Tony Cross. In addition, more than 40 entrepreneurs and industry experts will be giving talks on a range of topics. To find out more about this conference contact Lawrence Umukoro on 012 753 6826 or email@example.com or visit: www.tnew.co.za. More Info: http://www.tnew.co.za Author: Lawrence Umukoro from Young Revolution. 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: TNEW 2012 Photographer: UMK Productions [/l2g] . . .
Sending invoices electronically (e-invoicing) is on the rise, mainly as a result of this form of invoicing being easy, efficient, and cost effective. E-invoicing is, however, not free from regulation and applicable legislation and regulations must be considered and complied with in order for e-invoices to be lawfully binding. According to Simone Gill, Director in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, “In terms of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, (ECT Act), information will not be without legal force and effect merely on the grounds that it is wholly or partly in the form of a 'data message' (being data generated, sent, received or stored by electronic means). The ECT Act further provides that any requirement in law that a document or information be in writing will be met if the document or information is in the form of a data message and is accessible in a form usable for subsequent reference. E-invoices will be valid in law and binding if the legal requirements prescribed under the ECT Act are met.” Gill explains that these requirements include that: The e-invoice is accessible in a form in which it may be read, stored and retrieved by a customer, whether electronically or as a computer printout, as long as such information is capable of being reduced to electronic form by the party incorporating it. The information contained in the e-invoice is accessible and usable for subsequent reference. The integrity of the information contained in the e-invoice passes the assessment requirements prescribed under the ECT Act (that is an assessment of whether the information has remained complete and unaltered, the purpose for which it was generated and all relevant circumstances). Information required to be retained by law is accessible for subsequent reference, that is the e-invoice is accessible in the format in which it was generated, sent or received or an alternative format which can . . .
The recent Constitutional Court ruling that it was unfair for the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to limit compensation to no more than R 25000 if victims were passengers in taxis whose driver caused an accident, meant that Parliament was obliged to further amend the RAF Act. According to Roy Barendse, Director in the Dispute Resolution practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, “The RAF (Transitional Provisions) Bill currently under discussion in Parliament notes that an accident victim may either be subjected to the old limitation of R25 000 or be compensated in terms of the provisions of the 2008 amendments. “Since the 2008 amendments, all claims for loss of earnings are capped/limited and general damages are only paid to victims who can prove that they suffered serious injuries. All indications are that the effect of the 2008 amendments was to erode the deficit,” he says “It follows from this week’s discussions, that in the more serious cases, passengers will now receive higher compensation, yet also be subjected to the capping of loss of earnings and will also only be compensated for general damages if they can prove that they suffered serious injuries. Some limitations will therefore still apply. “Further, in view of the current legislation, much less costs will be spent than previously, on the determination of the merits of passenger claims. “The impact of this new Bill may therefore not be as huge as predicted,” says Barendse. “While the Road Accident Fund does have a deficit of over R42 billion, we must not lose sight of the fact that this developed over many decades when claims were uncapped. Also, huge amounts were paid as compensation to foreigner claimants who could recover loss of earnings quantified in their own currency. Barendse adds, “The Department of Transport should do more to address the carnage on our roads. We should not be looking for ways to unfairly limit compensation of innocent victims. Instead, we should be looking at ways . . .
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has contributed a substantial amount to the Rhino Action Group Effort (RAGE). RAGE was set up by Lead SA (a Primedia Broadcasting and Independent Newspapers initiative) to assist in the fight against the illegal rhino poaching scourge. Brent Williams, CEO of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr says, “We are grateful to RAGE, Lead SA and all involved in this on-going campaign to root out Rhino poaching. Not only does this campaign provide us with an opportunity to supplement our firm’s corporate social investment strategy but we are comforted by the knowledge that our contribution will be appropriately applied by RAGE for its intended purpose.” RAGE was designed to be a safe conduit for public contributions to this cause, whether they be financial, material or in the form of skills and information. There is evidence that there is a huge groundswell of public support for campaigns to protect the rhino, but that many people are deterred from contributing either because they are unable to decide which of the many rhino-related organisations they should support, or because they are afraid that their donations may be diverted into the wrong hands. RAGE was therefore conceived as a safe haven for public contributions, so that people can with confidence turn their anger into effective action. RAGE does not directly carry out work on the ground, but supports those who do. When contributions are received, whether monetary or in kind (or expertise), RAGE's committee of volunteer experts (ecologists, game reserve owners, members of government, media professionals, economists etc.) collectively decides where they can best be utilised. RAGE mounts campaigns to build public awareness of issues associated with rhino poaching, and lobbies appropriate authorities for support. RAGE has the full support of the South African Police, and of South African National Parks. ends More Info: http://www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com Author: Angela Graham from Cliffe Dekker . . .
“Mandela Day is a global call to action to change the world for the better and to build a global movement for good. It seeks to empower communities through kindness and generosity and proves that everyone can make a difference,” says Cheryl Kemp regional communication specialist of the SA Post Office. To honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the Port Elizabeth regional office of the SA Post Office will be painting the run down entrance hall of the Care Haven Psychiatric Centre. The SA Post Office has had a vested interest in the Centre with various donations of food, bedding and crockery going to the home over recent months. The Care Haven Psychiatric Home provides counselling, psychiatric facilities, and promotes social and recreational activities for psychiatric patients in the Eastern Cape. The Centre is situated in Central in the Eastern Cape and services patients from the surrounding region. Additional SA Post Office Mandela Day activities in the region include the launch of the “Teach children to save” campaign which takes place in Zwide. The initiative is spearheaded by Postbank and the Banking Association of South Africa and aims to promote saving whilst teaching children to become financially literate. For more information on the SA Post Office visit www.postoffice.co.za or find them on Facebook at www.faceboook.com/SouthAfricanPostOffice Ends. _____________________________________________________________________ Prepared By: Ogilvy PR Alex de Kock Alex.firstname.lastname@example.org 021 467 1043 072 854 7635 Issued on behalf of SA Post Office Cheryl Kemp 041 508 4117 email@example.com More Info: http://www.postoffice.co.za Author: Alex de Kock from . Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None . . .
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber will team up with its members this Mandela Day, making it their business to make a difference. 18 July this year will see business owners in the city take part in various volunteer opportunities around the city, assisted by Mandela Bay Cares, a volunteer organization aimed at providing volunteer opportunities to companies. Auditing services for the projects will be supplied by Grant Thornton, as members may qualify for tax deductions, or to claim Socio-Economic development points. Just under a hundred Business Chamber members – including representatives of the Chamber’s Top 40 Under 40 young business achievers - will join Business Chamber staff at the Siyahluma and Khanya Child Care Centres in Kwanobule through Community Chest, rolling up their sleeves to tackle tasks such as painting, gardening, and fencing. Others will also congregate at the Save-A-Pet pet charity, to wash and clean kennels, paint, level the ground and spend time with the animals. Food supplies and other items have been donated by business, and generous cash donations have also been made towards the projects. The Chamber invites all businesses in the city, whether taking part in the Chamber’s projects or not, to post photographs of their teams in action as they give their 67 minutes to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, tagging photographs with #Chamber 67, #Business67 and the Mandela Day hashtag, #MandelaDay. ENDS. ISSUED BY: Nicole Klokow Communication Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org 041 373 1122 More Info: Author: Nicole Klokow from Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None . . .
Young Revolution has announced its latest confirmed speakers for their inaugural conference in Pretoria this August with names that include top internationally recognized learning thought leaders. Pretoria, July 16, 2012 – Dr. Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency for National Planning Commission, will be delivering the keynote presentation at the official TNEW Gala Night focusing on economic development through entrepreneurship initiatives. Dr. Manuel will take questions from the floor, giving delegates a unique opportunity to address one of the industry’s leading figures. Councillor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane, will deliver the welcome address on the same night. Other confirmed speakers include Jayshree Naidoo, chairperson of the Southern African Innovation Network (SAINe), Nosipho Khonkwane, Provincial Manager- Gauteng of Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), Siya Mapoko, serial entrepreneur and author of ‘The Best Advice I Ever Got’, Robert Botha, CEO of James 127 and Magdalene Moonsamy, COO of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA). "“I’m delighted to announce that we now have over 40 top industry professionals speaking at this conference," said Lawrence Umukoro, Event Director, Tshwane Entrepreneurship Week. "TNEW is the premier event to network with other business owners and decision-makers, attend cutting edge workshops and shop around for products & services available to help your business exceed your goals." The conference will take place from the 27th to the 31st of August 2012 at the Innovation Hub in Lynwood, Pretoria. To book your place please contact email@example.com or visit www.tnew.co.za Discounted early bird tickets are also available - offer ends 31 July 2012. More Info: http://www.tnew.co.za Author: Lawrence Umukoro from Young Revolution. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this . . .
Pretoria, July 16, 2012 - Young Revolution (YR), today announced it will host the Tshwane Entrepreneurship Week (TNEW) from the 27th to the 31st of August 2012 at the Innovation Hub in Lynwood, Pretoria. The conference is dedicated to celebrating and supporting businesses in Gauteng and around South Africa. YR has partnered with various private and governmental organizations to deliver a full conference program that will focus on the role and relationship of business, entrepreneurship and social enterprise in building an eco-system to promote and enhance economic development for a better South Africa. The lineup for TNEW has also been announced, and features one of the best lineups in conference history! The keynote speakers include Dr Trevor Manuel, Douglas Kruger, Jayshree Naidoo, Siya Mapoko, Cllr Kgosientso Ramokgopa, Abey Mokgwatsane, Khaya Dlanga, Prof. Jurie Van Vuuren and Tony Cross. In addition to the keynote speakers, over 40 entrepreneurs and industry experts will be giving talks on 48 topics including: Getting Investors Excited About Your Project Safe Investing Options For Young Professionals Can We Learn Entrepreneurship? How To Connect With Millionaires Avoiding Costly Legal Mistakes Social Media and The Next Generation Entrepreneurship In The Digital Age How To Turn Your Passion Into Profits Building & Maintaining Your Online Credibility The Secret Sauce of The Serial Entrepreneur TNEW gives more than 1000 entrepreneurs, business professionals, innovators, business owners and investors the rare opportunity of idea sharing, networking and engagement in rich dialogue. The event will provide the avenue for delegates to tap into the resourcefulness and dynamism of venture capitalists, industry executives, thought leaders and like-minded entrepreneurs in attendance. TNEW is THE PREMIER event to network with other business owners and decision-makers, attend cutting edge workshops and shop around for products & services . . .
For the second year in a row, the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, Kevin Hustler, has walked away with a singular honour from PMR. africa at a Leaders and Achievers Awards Breakfast held this morning (13 July 2012) at the Summerstrand Hotel. Hustler received a rating of ‘Excellent’, and was rated first overall as the recipient of a Golden Arrow Award for outstanding service and contribution to the economic growth and development of the Eastern Cape Province by business persons. Hustler was the only individual named among companies receiving awards at this morning’s event, which honours business leaders and achievers in the provinces, and rates them on their contribution t o the economic growth and development of the Eastern Cape. His achievement this morning is as a result of a survey to 155 MDs, CEOs, business owners, company directors, senior employees and senior local and provincial government officials. 2011 saw Hustler honoured as an individual with a Diamond Arrow award, the highest award of the annual event. “I am honoured and humbled to be recognized once again,” says Hustler, who believes this second award further cements the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber’s standing as a credible and effective business organization. “The Chamber team work tirelessly to deliver to the organizational vision, mission and values. The strategic leadership of our board, the strength of our management team, and the solid competence of our staff, mean the Business Chamber is well- equipped to meet the demands of our mandate to serve the needs of business in Nelson Mandela Bay and to act as a catalyst for change, development and economic growth in the whole of the Eastern Cape province.” He continues: “My team and I are guided in everything we do by the Business Chamber’s maxim: Connecting Business, Stimulating Progress. We take ownership of this credo, and strive to facilitate economic growth and development and represent the interests of business in . . .
YOUNG ARTISTS DEVELOPED AS EMERGING EXPORTERS A group of Chicago based art buyers have been touring the Eastern Cape in search of talented artists to showcase their artwork at an exhibition at the Guichard art gallery later this year. Andre and Francis Guichard met with local township artists across the region who specialize in fine art ranging from painting, sculpture and beadwork. The aim of the two-week trip, which was initiated and arranged by Tradepoint, has been to expose young local artists to the opportunities offered in the United States art market and to develop them as emerging exporters. 40% of the Chicago population are of African origin and the Guichard are keen to strengthen their linkages back to the continent. “The artwork that we have seen has been above my expectations in terms of quality and diversity”, said Andre Guichard. “The artists use various mediums and themes to capture the social issues in their art pieces which they are using to uplift the Eastern Cape,” said Frances Guichard. Tradepoint identified a need to create an international appreciation for local products to assist export ready businesses and products with export potential for global trade. David Hamer, Manager of Tradepoint SA Nelson Mandela Bay said, “This visit from Chicago is just the tip of the iceberg. Local fine artists produce work of a standard that ranks high on the world stage.Their work is immensely appealing to international buyers and if Tradepoint can facilitate that process, enabling local artists to exhibit their work and by doing so raise the profile of South African art, then it can only bode well for the future in terms of both the art work and international trade.” “Tradepoint enabled us to immerse ourselves in the culture of the Eastern Cape in a way which wouldn’t have been possible if we had plannedthis trip on our own,” said Andre Guichard. “We are looking forward to the reaction of the US audience when they feast their eyes on the . . .