CRYPTO-CONSERVATION INITIATIVE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR RHINO CONSERVATION New cryptocurrency, Rhino Coin, will generate funding for rhino conservation and allow the public to contribute to safeguarding the future of South Africa’s rhino population. South Africa holds approximately 80% of the world’s rhino population; unfortunately, the rhino is currently being killed at a rate of almost three per day. Instead of roaming carefree in their natural environment, rhinos live with the constant threat of being massacred without mercy for their horn. Although the moratorium on domestic rhino horn trade was introduced in 2009, the number of rhino poached averages at around 867 rhinos per year, with more than a thousand killed per year since 2013 (excludes 2018 figures). According to Rhino Coin, a new cryptocurrency with a conscience has been launched with the purpose of generating a new untapped source of revenue to aid rhino conservation efforts. Rhino Coin’s key motivation is to save the rhino and create a steady and sustainable source of revenue for rhino conservation. Through Rhino Coin’s cryptocurrency all participants become active custodians of rhino conservation. Co-founding Rhino Coin members appeal to the public to stand together and prioritise the welfare of the rhino by participating in the initiative and to play their part in ensuring the survival of the rhino. “By tackling the problem on a local and global scale, through cutting-edge digital technology, and cryptocurrency as its vehicle for change, we hope to impact positively on the issue of dwindling numbers of rhino and empower the public to do the same,” said Alexander Wilcocks, Co-founding member of Rhino Coin. Based on a private blockchain built on Ethereum, Rhino Coin will unlock the value of ethically obtained stockpiles of rhino horn, by allowing the public to exchange one gram of rhino horn for one Rhino Coin. Horn exchanged for Rhino Coin will be subject to participants having the . . .
Sex Toy Service a First for 1.7 Million Disabled South Africans Désir, SA’s Leading Adult Toy Retailer, Launches First Dedicated Service for Disabled South Africans Wednesday, 13 June 2018 CAPE TOWN More than 1.7 million South Africans live with complex disabilities, from quadriplegia, to age or accident related disability and sight impairment. These people live with a range of difficulties resulting from misconceptions related to their sexual health, something, a leading online sex toy retailer, wants to change with their online concierge service. Contrary to popular belief, disabled South Africans can and do have healthy sex lives. According to The Disability and Sexuality Project, prevailing myths and attitudes towards the sexuality of people with physical disabilities in South Africa is extensive. The most common – that disabled people are asexual, or without any sort of sex drive, this of course, is untrue, and keeps many healthy adults from enjoying a rich sex life, Dr. Wilson, a medical practitioner with specialist interest in physical rehabilitation, and chairman of the Southern African Spinal Cord Association, says that it is imperative that those with physical disability explore their sexuality… because it doesn’t just “go away”. Physically disabled South Africans face many unconventional challenges because of these persistent stigmas. Finding a romantic partner can be difficult, as can engaging in sexual activity with an existing partner. Many couples are not experiencing the full potential the right sex toy could introduce into their lives. Masturbation is also individually challenging, and for some – may be their only source of sexual expression. Désir’s referral sexologist, Catriona Boffard, says, “Sex will be different from what it is for able-bodied people. Sensations are different, response is different, and even turn-ons might be different, but it doesn’t mean that self-pleasure and pleasure from a partner can’t happen. When . . .
South Africa has been re-elected to serve on the Council of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA). The results were announced at the General Assembly held in conjunction with the 19th IALA Conference in Incheon, Republic of Korea from 28 May to 2 June. South Africa, represented by the Lighthouse and Navigational Systems (LNS) business unit of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), has been an elected council member since 1994. TNPA LNS Executive Manager, David Gordon, also served as IALA President from 2010 to 2014. Gordon said IALA is the only international body concerned with the provision of marine aids to navigation systems (AtoNs) sea and on inland waterways. “IALA’s recommendations and standards are accepted and implemented across the globe, including adoption by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) as their standards under the National Ports Act 12 of 2005,” he said. “It is a tremendous honour to once again take our place on the governing body of IALA, comprising 21 elected and three non-elected Councillors, to represent the interests of some 289 members from 80 countries,” he said. Following the first meeting of the newly elected council, Gordon was also elected to serve on the IALA Financial and Audit committee (FAC) for the period 2018-2022. The FAC assists the IALA secretariat and council with the financial administration of IALA. IALA membership is restricted to port authorities or companies that are legally responsible for the provision, maintenance and/or operation of marine aids to navigation within a country. TNPA, through its LNS business unit, is mandated by the National Ports Act 12 of 2005 to provide, operate and maintain lighthouses and AtoNs along the 2 954 kilometre coastline of South Africa. LNS is also responsible for the provision and maintenance of all other systems relating to Maritime Navigation for TNPA ports. The new list of 24 IALA . . .
The Brand Alive Group’s ‘Enable’ initiative has taken on one of the most important community initiatives of our time, Father A Nation (FAN), in order to give it the strategic focus, understanding, and visibility it needs to create a powerful difference. Based on the principles of ‘love, guide and protect’, Father a Nation (FAN), a community intervention initiative designed to create a positive change in our communities and ultimately heal our men, was formed to address the issue of absent fathers. FAN is not only focused on restoring men, but the organisation also empowers single mothers by teaching them how to reverse the negative impact of absent fathers. FAN also teaches and equips boys and young men with tools that will enable them to grow up into strong, responsible, loving, respected and respectful men. Absent fathers are the root cause of the many socio-economic problems that our world is currently facing. *Studies have shown that men who have grown up without a father are more likely to be involved in crime. **Shocking statistics indicate that 80% of rapists are motivated by displaced anger, and 85% of children with behavioural problems come from fatherless homes. The ‘Enable’ initiative was created by The Brand Alive Group in 2015 in order to accelerate the Group’s ability to add meaningful and sustainable value to important social upliftment causes. Says Group Chief Executive, Giles Shepherd; “We realised that simply donating money to causes was not having the kind of impact we wanted, but that the professional brand Discovery, Establishment and Expression services we provide can create significant and long-lasting impact. Our first project was the development of innovative education institution, The Love Trust, which provides high quality, Christian-based education to desperately poor communities in South Africa. “We built a powerful strategy for The Love Trust, followed by an exciting, relevant brand identity, a positioning statement and . . .
The recent Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), which surveyed over 320 000 respondents, concluded that South Africa’s reading score has remained unimproved since 2011 and was ranked last out of 50 countries globally. Mia Andrew (12) and Zara-Leigh Oliphant (12), from Rondebosch, Cape Town, troubled by these statistics were inspired to focus on improving literacy as part of their Social Entrepreneurial Project at Micklefield Primary School. The recent Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), which surveyed over 320 000 respondents, concluded that South Africa’s reading score has remained unimproved since 2011 and was ranked last out of 50 countries globally.“Part of Micklefield's ethos is to develop a sense of giving back from a young age. With the Social Entrepreneurship Project our students are tasked with establishing a business to raise funds and create awareness around their selected cause. With this our Grade 6 students learn valuable lessons on persistence and offering support to others less fortunate than themselves. These are life skills which engender empathy within the larger community and develop their potential as valuable citizens of the future.” – says teacher, Keshma Patel. Through Mia’s mum, Sue Andrew’s involvement with GROW with Educare Centres, a micro franchise focused on empowering women and enhancing the quality of early childhood education in the low-income areas, avid readers Mia and Zara found a perfect fit. “When Mia and I got involved with GROW, we were excited to lend a hand because we are both passionate about education and helping children from disadvantaged areas.” – says Zara Mia adds, “We should all have an equal opportunity to education and this is what GROW stands for. As a young girl, it is important to read and do well in school so we can follow our dreams.” To raise awareness for their cause, Mia and Zara created a campaign on donations based crowdfunding platform, . . .
Agri Eastern Cape president Doug Stern described last week’s landmark agreement between the organisation and the provincial Department of Roads and Public Works as a victory for rural road users in the province. In a letter to Eastern Cape farmers, Stern said the agreement, which was endorsed by the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein, will see Agri EC becoming a formal contributor to the annual provincial budgetary process on roads. “Being granted this facility is highly unusual,” said Stern. “It means that we will be able to make representation and assist in identifying which rural roads require the most urgent attention.” Going forward, he said it was agreed that the organisation would now meet with the Department of Transport’s roads division on a quarterly basis to discuss maintenance programmes on the roads affecting rural farming communities. Stern said a sum of R15 million had been earmarked for urgent road repairs within the next six months. “Should the department run out of money and not be able to allocate the agreed budget, the agreement provides that they must approach both the national and provincial Treasury and all other stakeholders they consider necessary to fulfil their undertaking.” It was also agreed that there would be ongoing judicial supervision by the High Court in Grahamstown of progress made on road repairs and maintenance by the Department of Roads, he said. “The Court has ordered that all costs relating to this case are carried by the Department, which, in my opinion, is significant and constitutes a victory for both our members and rural road users in the Eastern Cape,” said Stern. He said the agreement did not provide for compensation for individual farmers who had undertaken rural road maintenance at their own cost. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Police, border personnel and industry stakeholders to use technology to regain control on valuable assets, working together to mitigate the complexities of asset tracking and control, and reduce the impact of cross-border crime NAMPO, BOTHAVILLE, SOUTH AFRICA – 16 May 2018 – The Southern African Movable Asset Register (SAMAR) are commencing with plans that will aim to reduce fraud of those assets currently excluded from eNaTIS that cross South African borders. The removal of the protection provided by eNaTIS from capital equipment has seriously impacted on the industry – equipment arrives at the border and other than poor markings and registration, there is often nothing to stop costly assets from crossing the border without the owner’s permission. In fact, there’s an estimated value of nearly R40 billion in movable assets that have no record. Most tracking solutions available today can be easily removed or hidden, and in many cases the remains of trackers are often all that are left when police arrive at the last known location. Often the theft is only realised after the assets have already left the country and the only form of identification is a tracker that’s ruined or basic markings that have been removed. Expensive, in-demand assets need a system that can protect the owners, the financiers and the insurance companies, from point of entry to exit, and this is what SAMAR is able to provide. This initiative provides the industry with a trackable and robust record of all those assets that, by law, are not allowed to be registered on eNaTIS. Any capital equipment can now be tightly managed and controlled using a system that’s designed specifically for the challenges that lie across Africa. Kyle Dutton, Project Manager at SAMAR commented, “For most border police officials, one of the biggest challenges they have is the lack of a system that they can use to systematically check assets as they arrive; a system that can determine if the vehicle is going . . .
Johannesburg, May 15th 2018: South Africans moving to Canada as Investors under the New Quebec Investor Program with increased requirements in 2018 Many South Africa wealthy Business owners and High Net Worth Employed Managers have discoved a very discreet solution for moving to Canada without all the restrictions of age, education and language proficiency requirements. The number of applicants has increased by 25% each year since 2010,but still with very small numbers compared to other countries that saw massive demand for Canadian Investor Immigration under the Quebec Investor Program. The influx maybe in part due to VIP business immigration, the largest Canadian investor immigration law partnership between immigration consultants, lawyers and Quebec financial intermediaries for the Quebec Investor Program providing immigration services. The Quebec Investor Program of 2018 which will start in September is drawing a lot of attention from potential investors from all of South Africa interested in immigrating to Canada for its security, quality of life, Low Business Taxes, best access to Free Trade Agreements Worldwide and much more. Over the last few years, more than 200 South Africans have moved to Canada as Quebec Investor Selected Immigrant. It is expected that with the new requirement such as having a Net worth of 2.0M Canadian or 18M ZAR, demand from South Africans will not decrease as the program gets out .. no age limit is the key factor. Over the span of the last few years, Canada has welcomed the highest levels of immigrants in more than 100 years, this is a huge indication that the new policies established by the Government and the favorable condition for immigrants to settle in Canada are having the right impact. Economists believe that the increase of interest from the investors has increased tremendously this year after introduction of The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) 2018, which is the only Canadian Business Immigration Program that . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 14 May 2018, KaChing, the ticketless parking app is fast becoming a preferred payment method for parking. Just over seven months ago, KaChing was launched at the Mall of Africa, which follows its pilot launch at a few smaller malls, such as Melrose Arch, Thrupps and Morningside Shopping Centres. The system uses automatic number plate recognition cameras and smartphone app technology to make paying for parking much easier. This ticketless, cashless parking app is being installed at all 22 Netcare hospitals across the country. This will really add value to the hospitals, which serves as more than just a healthcare facility, it will also greatly assist in lessening the time it takes to park during emergencies. The drive in drive out experience uses number plate recognition cameras at each entry and exit, which automatically picks up customer details and opens the boom; customers don’t even need to stop, which not only saves on time, but comes at no extra cost to the driver. It also provides for the safety of the driver, particularly at night or in big parking lots where security guards are not always close at hand. This, the first such parking technology in more than a decade makes your parking experience, a non-event - you no longer need to take a parking ticket, you don’t need cash, there are no queues to pay, and you have no hassle with change or lost tickets. KaChing allows parking customers to use flexible payment options such as pre-pay, top up or credit card payments to securely pay for their parking. In addition to the ease of payment, the app also gives customers the security to track their parking activity online, and the option to connect multiple vehicles to one account. KaChing currently do in excess of 1500 parking instances, per day. Other property management companies that have also come on board with this technology include GrowthPoint, Investec, Attacq, Resilient and Pareto. Whether you are stopping off to make . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa – May, 2018: Police harassment.com would like to announce that the new service has been released just on 10th of May 2018. The service provides the platform which can share information on harassment by police in South Africa. Why we do this? Love South Africa is a beautiful country...perfect weather, beautiful and splendid nature, cuisine with a unique fusion of different cultural influences, world class series of wine...we truly love this country Crime and Corruption sadly, South Africa is notorious for it's world highest crime rate and police corruption.who is gonna deal with this...? who is gonna protect innocent citizens and tourists...?yep, the Police! In Reality The police are harassing innocent citizens. Stopping us, taking their position and advantage sometimes demanding us bribe implicitly, otherwise don't let us go.. No More Police Harassment No time to harass innocent citizens, you guys got a lot to deal with. You got a lot of work to do!! Motivation The same goes for the other beautiful African Nations.for the better Africa for innocent people. We welcome your comment, suggestion to make this service more fruitful for society. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .