Loosehead prop Roy Godfrey has been named as FNB Madibaz captain for next month's Varsity Cup rugby tournament ahead of Tuesday's important warm-up game against the Free State Cheetahs. Godfrey will skipper the NMMU side for a second year running - his third in the national competition. New head coach David Maidza made the announcement at a training session in Port Elizabeth on Friday. Maidza said the 24-year-old - who captained the SWD Eagles in several Currie Cup matches last season - was "a natural leader" and the obvious choice. "Roy does not need any motivation to play for the team and, because he did such a brilliant job of leading the side last year, I felt that it was only sensible for him to carry on with the job." He described Godfrey as an astute player who thought about the game and worked hard for his team. "He leads by example and the players respect him." Godfrey's first order of business was to attend the official Varsity Cup launch for captains, coaches and executive members in Stellenbosch on Monday. He said he was very excited to work with Maidza, who has held coaching positions with the Border Bulldogs, Free State Cheetahs and Eastern Province Kings. "He's coached some very good teams, so I'm going to be learning from one of the best in the business." Godfrey said the job of captaining was so much easier when there was good synergy between the skipper and coach. The second-year business management student elected to return to his Eastern Cape roots in 2012, after playing junior rugby for the Sharks' U19 and U21 teams. Godfrey said he had learned a lot from his previous outings in the Varsity Cup, which he would share with his players. "Every game is very intense and they are all equally hard. You really can't take any teams lightly and you have to be at your best every single week. "I like making my actions speak louder than words but I also motivate a lot by talking on the field." The East . . .
With a competitive prize purse and giveaways worth R400 000, The Herald VW Cycle Tour remains one of the Eastern Cape's richest cycling events. The 29th edition of the tour, which takes place in Addo and Port Elizabeth on February 1 and 2, will once again offer enticing incentives for pro teams and social riders alike. While the top South African teams would battle it out for the winners' cheques, event organiser Linda Harwood said other participants would be in line for the main lucky draw prize - a VW Polo 1.4 Trendline, valued at almost R170 000, from the title sponsor. Harwood said the draw would take place during the prizegiving on the exhibition level of The Boardwalk Convention Centre. "It starts at around 1pm after Sunday's feature race and you must be there to claim your prize." Aside from the vehicle, she said participants also stood to win well over R50 000 worth of premium household goods from Tony's Furniture, Appliances & Beds - including double beds, flat screen TVs, vacuum cleaners, deep freezer, washing machine and a range of smaller appliances. According to co-owner Matthew De La Mare, this was the seventh year that the store had been involved in the event. "It works for us. Throughout the year we get people coming in saying that they support us because we support cycling in PE." In addition, he said one lucky visitor to their stand at the expo and registration on Friday or Saturday would put their feet up with a La-Z-Boy recliner to the value of R6 000. "All you have to do is take a selfie (photo of yourself) with your cellphone in front of the display and post it on Twitter." Harwood said entrants must at-mention the race (@heraldcycletour) and hashtag the store (#tonys) in their post to be eligible for the prize. "The selfie competition is open to any expo visitor - you don't have to ride to qualify. So if you bring the whole family down you'll have more chances to enter." She said the expo offered a . . .
Thanks to the great cost of individual homes and a range of innovative building and homeowner “perks”, first time buyers at Coral Beach Estate are reaping the benefits. East London, South Africa, January 2014: Coral Beach Estate (http://coralbeachestate.co.za/) is one of the fastest growing lifestyle estates in the country thanks to first time homeowners who are reaping the benefits of buying new. The reason why buying new in the Coral Beach Lifestyle Estate is so popular, is because it allows first time homeowners to add their personal touch to the building process through a property customisation process. This gives homeowners the chance to decide on bathroom, bedroom and kitchen finishes as well as giving them a choice of different types of flooring within a new home. To add to this, newly constructed homes at Coral Beach use energy more efficiently and come standard with energy-efficient systems and appliances such as high-efficiency stoves and water heaters that save homeowners money on a monthly basis. In addition, Coral Beach offers all new homeowners a warranty that covers almost all of the necessary repair work in a new home for at least the first year. Want to know more about how first time homeowners are benefitting from investing in Coral Beach Estate? Then please contact Gary Claven or Donovan Grey on: Call Gary Claven: +27 (0)71 683 4349 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call Donovan Grey: +27 (0)82 871 7161 Email: email@example.com __________________________________________________________________ This press release was submitted on behalf of Coral Beach and Jawitz Properties (http://www.jawitz.co.za/) by Gary Claven and Donovan Grey. Author: Justin Atkins from Coral Beach Estate. No of Images Uploaded: None More Info link: http://coralbeachestate.co.za/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CB_EastLondon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoralBeachEstate Images: For high res version/s of None image/s please . . .
The Coral Beach eco-friendly lifestyle estate has opened its “Ocean Homes” phase of building to the property buying East London and South African public. East London, South Africa, January 2014: Named after the indigenous Coral Tree found in the Eastern Cape, Coral Beach Estate (http://coralbeachestate.co.za/) has from its earliest conception had an eco-friendly lifestyle as part of its central focus. In fact, the land itself was handpicked to offer Coral Beach Estate homeowners the chance to enjoy not just the warm Indian Ocean, but also the natural beauty of the surrounding Cove Rock Nature Reserve which forms a part of the larger East London Coastal Nature Reserve. This natural beauty is now available to homeowners and interested parties as part of the Ocean Homes phase of the Coral Beach Estate growth and development phase. This means that viewings of this eco-friendly lifestyle estate are now available to potential buyers and property investors who wish to take advantage of a beach estate that effortlessly blends modern home building and design techniques with the natural beauty of the Eastern Capes natural surroundings. For more information on Coral Beach Estate, or to book a personal Ocean Homes viewing, please contact Gary Claven or Donovan Grey on: Call Gary Claven: +27 (0)71 683 4349 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call Donovan Grey: +27 (0)82 871 7161 Email: email@example.com ________________________________________________________________ This press release was submitted on behalf of Coral Beach and Jawitz Properties (http://www.jawitz.co.za/) by Gary Claven and Donovan Grey. Author: Justin Atkins from Coral Beach Estate. No of Images Uploaded: None More Info link: http://coralbeachestate.co.za/activities/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CB_EastLondon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoralBeachEstate Images: For high res version/s of None image/s please contact: Coral Beach . . .
This year, TCI will expand on its exhibition and sponsorship opportunities that they will be offering to service providers at our different events. For the last 3 years we have established ourselves as an exhibiting company where we have hosted over 100 different companies at our various events including the annual Payments Southern Africa Conference, Future of Cash Conference, Loyalty and Rewards Conference and more. Trends indicate that the landscape for growth is to host an exhibition alongside a conference, with more companies wanting to interact with their potential clients on a face to face basis and therefore making it imperative to open up opportunities for organisations to come and display their products and services at our events. TCI prides itself with a dedicated team that oversees the exhibitors and sponsors till the last day of the conference. It is important for us to acknowledge and continue this work relationship built with our clients, exhibitors and sponsors. In addition, TCI would like to welcome the following personnel, Vuyo Mavuso who has joined the coordination department, Linda Kruger who is now heading up the exhibition and sponsorship department and Kirsty Robinson, the administration clerk. Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. No of Images Uploaded: One More Info link: http://www.tci-sa.co.za Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa Facebook: Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Trade Conferences International. Submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Since TCI has organised the first ever conference in South Africa that highlights the payments industry in 2012, the payments landscape has changed considerably. With an increase in competition in the payment industry, financial institutions, retailers and service providers are under constant pressure to be on the forefront of new developments. With the role of technology becoming more important, those associated with mobile, it is no wonder that during 2012 and 2013 mobile payments became main stream. Reserve your seat and gain more insight of threats and opportunities within the payments ecosystem, by attending the leading Next Generation Payments Southern Africa Conference & Exhibition on 5,6 and 7 March 2014. Some of the previous 300 attending delegates participated from companies such as Metropolitan, Standard Bank, HSBC, Direct Axis, Nedbank, Engen, Tracker, ABSA, DSTV Mobile, First National Bank, Finchoice, Old Mutual and the Central Bank of Congo. Do not miss this opportunity to network with the likes of all the major banks as well as many retailers and relevant service providers. The conference features a workshop on the third day and exhibition space and therefore guarantees great networking opportunities. Exhibition space can be arranged, so if you wish to promote or increase the awareness of your company feel free to contact Linda Kruger on 011 803 1553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Project manager, Jabu Sibiya said “Personnel from banks, financial institutions, telecommunication companies, and the IT, payment and mobile industries respectively will be attending this event.” Be sure to reserve your seat now by emailing email@example.com or visit www.tci-sa.co.za download the registration form and complete it electronically and submit it. Call 011 803 1553 for more information. Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. No of Images Uploaded: One More Info link: . . .
With banks increasingly needing to adapt their channel strategies to keep up with technological advances as well as changing customer needs and preferences, enhancing the self-service banking offering has become imperative for banks to remain competitive in the future. The Future of Self-Service Banking Conference, taking place on 12 and 13 March 2014 in Johannesburg, is set to address pertinent topics such as self-service channel advancements, leveraging technology to enhance the self-service banking experience, digital channel management, digital customer engagement, securing the various self-service channels, and future trends and developments to capitalise on, amongst other topics. Join expert speakers from organisations such as Allos South Africa, Nedbank, Microsoft South Africa, Genesis Analytics, Standard Bank, Accenture, NCR Corporation, and the Digital Solutions Group, to name a few, and attending delegates will have the chance to: ? engage with their perspectives and experiences within the self-service banking arena ? gain valuable tips on how to boost your organisation’s self-service banking offering in 2014 and beyond ? stay updated about the latest trends and innovations driving self-service banking ? network with other industry leaders to gain contacts and build relationships Register before 14 January and qualify for the early bird discount. Contact project manager, Samantha Blair on 011 803 1553 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your seat. Furthermore, contact Linda Kruger for exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at email@example.com Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. No of Images Uploaded: One More Info link: http://www.tci-sa.co.za Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa Facebook: Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Trade Conferences International. Submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Kick start the year by registering for the 2nd Annual Debt Collection Conference which will take place 19 & 20 February 2014 at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. Highlighting best practices and winning strategies, the stage will be shared by top class speakers including: Peter Rafferty; Futuresoft; Arnoud van den Bout; OneLaw; David Coleman; Experian; Johan Claasen; JD Group; John Garde; Principa; Adv. Andries Cornelius; Council for Debt Collectors; Dr. Sabine Strassburg; FinMark Trust; Mark Brown; Blue Label Telecoms Mark Heymann; TransUnion. Debt collection and recoveries are rapidly changing. The landscape is not only changing from a legal perspective but an operational perspective, this can be seen by the recently released joint statement from major banks and the national treasury. The Debt Collection Conference programme highlights new issues and challenges facing industry leaders and navigates the course of advancements for 2014 and beyond. Gert Botes, project manager at Trade Conferences International – organisers of the conference – said, “The target market consists of banks, other financial institutions and companies in retail, insurance and call centre industries. Some of the people who will benefit by attending include those dealing with debt collection, debt review, debt recovery, call centres, micro finance, debt management, debt origination, home loans, credit granting and loan administration.” Registration can be done on www.tci-sa.co.za or for more information call Gert Botes at TCI on 011 803-0009 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email email@example.com Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. No of Images Uploaded: None More Info link: http://www.tci-sa.co.za/events/debt-collection-conference/ Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa Facebook: Images: For high res version/s of None image/s please contact: Trade Conferences International. Submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
If word hasn’t reached you yet about the Medical Aid & Insurance Conference to be held on 5 & 6 February 2014 in Cape Town, make sure you register now and join some of the finest and seasoned brains in the medical aid and insurance industry in South Africa. Check with your manager or department to make sure that you are registered for this crucial event as time is running out and seats are limited. Some of top speakers of note will share the podium, including representatives of companies such as; Board of Healthcare Funders in South Africa, Zest Life, Werksmans Attorneys, Discovery, Netcare Primary Care, Towers Watson, Deloitte Consulting, Life Healthcare Group, The South African Society of Integrative Medicine, ECONEX, Jomat, Agility Global Health Solutions, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Lifechoice, and CareCross Health. To start of the year with an educational and informative conference experience, you will have complete the registration form on the brochure and fax it to us on 086 582 2981, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your space. For more information please contact Naison Chilenge, Project Manager at TCI on 011 803 1553 or alternatively email email@example.com Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. No of Images Uploaded: One More Info link: http://www.tci-sa.co.za/events/medical-aid-and-insurance-conference-cape-town/ Twitter: www.twitter.co/tcisa Facebook: Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Trade Conferences International. Submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Vision Transport has become the latest member of the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association to sign the Responsible Care (RC) Public Commitment, thereby committing the company to implement the Guiding Principles of this voluntary initiative of the chemical industry. “To ensure that chemicals are transported safely, it is vital that the principles of Responsible Care be extended along the value chain so that downstream risks including the safe storage and transportation of chemicals can be appropriately managed,” said CAIA Responsible Care Manager Louise Lindeque, who added that “it is essential for dangerous-goods hauliers and logistics service providers to adopt and implement the Responsible Care Guiding Principles and to integrate these into their company’s existing management practices”. Vision Transport is a Vaal Triangle based transport company that specialises in the transportation of solvents, heating fuels and acid on behalf of a number of Blue Chip companies throughout South Africa and neighbouring countries. The company, whose headquarters are in Vereeniging, has also been audited to the requirements of the South African Safety and Quality Assessment System (SA SQAS); a system that assesses if logistics service providers’ operations are carried out in a safe and quality manner with due regard for the protection of employees, the public and the environment. Mr. Ben Venter, Managing Director of Vision Transport says: “We are committed to the protection of the health and safety of our employees and that of our community, as well as satisfying our customers. Our management has in excess of 120 years of combined experience in the transport industry. All our drivers are provided with the necessary safety equipment and attend an annual Hazchem training course”. Over 150 companies are signatories to the voluntary RC initiative in South Africa, which shows that this initiative is more than a set of principles and declarations. Through the sharing . . .