CASHCLOUD releases all NEW latest tech Android Mobile Application. CASHCLOUD prides itself on being an affordable mobile banking solution, since 2014. A great option for all South Africans, tourists and foreign individuals alike! An easy online application process with self-registration and two account options, CASHCLOUD caters to everyone. Offering a basic range of transactional services, CASHCLOUD’s vision is to be easily accessible and inclusive. CASHCLOUD’s current services include loans and prepaid purchases, with tailor-made funeral covers, money transfers and savings options in the pipeline. CASHCLOUD offers a fresh approach to banking accessibility. No paperwork, no queues in branches, no calls on hold, no fuss! Keeping in line with wider connectedness, CASHCLOUD offers multiple channels to communicate on, including WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. The new CASHCLOUD App features: Self-registration, WhatsApp call centre, Statement download to device, Airtime and Data in app purchases, Online purchases, Card delivery to your door This all contributes to make CASHCLOUD a truly mobile solution! It not only allows instant, fast access to all services, but also saves its clients the unnecessary transport costs to and from branches as well airtime costs when dealing with queries over the phone. CASHCLOUD’s all-new simple, functional and intuitive design offering makes for a great mobile experience and instant way of banking anytime, anywhere. The CASHCLOUD Mobile App will deliver customers a fast and easy way to set up an account and start banking, without ever having to step into a branch. The CASHCLOUD Mobile App will be available for download from the Google play store from 10 July, 2018. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism says that it is hoping to attract more bankable projects for its Local and Regional Economic Development Fund. The multi-million fund, which closes in just under two weeks on 30 June 2018, funds projects in key priority sectors, starting at a minimum amount of R500,000 for a feasibility study rising to a maximum of R3 million for project implementation. In the 2016/17 financial year, the Department funded nine projects in the Alfred Nzo, OR Tambo District, Sarah Baartman, Buffalo City and Amathole areas. The Member of Executive Council for the Department, the Honourable Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane says that the fund is vital to the province’s economic development which aims to support SMMEs and cooperatives that have innovative ideas and well-thought-out plans for creating new economic opportunities that enable job creation. “The fund is about helping SMMEs to promote innovation and enterprise development, particularly in the areas of agro-processing, the auto sector, manufacturing, the oceans economy, renewable energy and tourism,” he explains. Amongst the funded projects during the last financial year was a 100% youth owned brick manufacturing project, Khulani Youth Development Co-operative, in Idutywa in which seven jobs were created. This project will be officially launched by the MEC on the 28 June 2018. Another funded project, Ivili Loboya, is a 100% woman owned enterprise which manufactures fibre using cashmere wool, in the Butterworth area. But the support is not limited to funding, over a period of at least 18 months post funding, the department explores additional partnerships to provide further and more comprehensive support to the beneficiaries. Bongani Gxilishe, the Head of Department says that funding for projects has been hampered by poor quality of proposals, following due diligence reviews. I have instructed those in my office to do everything . . .
Gonjah Chalet, campsite and 4x4 route is set amongst lush indigenous forest just 9km north of Patensie in the delightful Gamtoos River Valley, known as the Eastern Gateway to the Baviaanskloof. With idyllic rural surroundings, Gonjah Chalet and Campsite offer the perfect accommodation choice for anyone looking to get ‘back to nature’ in this stunning region of South Africa. Surrounded by colourful woodland, mountain streams, undulating hills and valleys and native wildlife, the rustic accommodation at Gonjah chalet and campsite will provide you with a real break from the trials and tribulations of everyday life and will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after spending a few days away from it all. With no television to distract, you can experience the simple life and enjoy the only distractions you’ll find – the stars and the braai fire! Gonjah is also home to two excellent 4x4 routes that take you on an adventure through the glorious Gamtoos Valley countryside where you stand a good chance of spotting a variety of South African wildlife including Nyala, Bushbuck and the elusive Knysna Loerie to name a few, you may even spot a Gonjah after which the accommodation has been named – Gonjah is the indigenous word for grasshopper. The chalet is fully equipped for self-catering and is set amongst beautiful indigenous forest at the heart of a tranquil valley or ‘kloof’. There are two small bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds sleeping 4 guests. Gonjah Chalet has one bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet. There is a fireplace in the lounge to keep you warm on colder evenings. There is no electricity, but gas facilities exist for a real back to nature experience, in a fully equipped kitchen. The open wooden deck is a great spot for whiling away the evenings, listening to the sounds of the bush around you whilst enjoying a braai (BBQ) and a few drinks. Braai facilities are provided. The campsite at Gonjah is delightfully set . . .
Maybe you’re worried about the aging infrastructure that brings our drinking water to our homes and want to ensure the purity of the water coming out of your taps. Perhaps, like many others, you believe that this drought is not the last and you want to be able to use the water from your rainwater tanks, well point or borehole in your home. Can you do so? Tony Marchesini, H2O International SA’s managing director says you can: “This is highly specialised work and you don’t want to put your family’s health at risk. Over many years we’ve designed technical filters to capture and remove bacteria, dangerous chemicals and contaminants from our water before they do any damage. We also work with our water analysis partners to check ground water and tap water and suggest the perfect whole-house solution for your unique needs.” Now more than ever before we are aware of the extensive need for water in our lives. “Many of our clients are making a lifestyle change to be more water conscious. The culture of always making a change for the better, for ourselves and our country, is laudable. Alternative and more sustainable methods of water usage will always be important going forward, no matter what the circumstance, but in most urban areas of South Africa we have a reliable supply of municipal water, so we focus on purifying what is already available.”, Marchesini continues. If you wish to reduce your reliance on the grid and ensure that the municipal water you use is pure, the first step is to analyse your groundwater and tap water supplies. It is vital that this is undertaken by an independent laboratory. For example, H2O International SA have partnered with approved experts, Aquatico, to do the analysis according to your intended use for the water. A detailed report with recommendations for treatment is produced and then, with the advice of a water purification specialist, you can investigate the right system of purification for your needs. “Don’t skimp on the . . .
When Black Royalty Minerals, a subsidiary of the Makole Group launched the Chilwavhusiku Colliery in Bronkhorstspruit in January 2018, one of its primary objectives was to create economic development in the community. Key to this was ensuring that over 80% of the colliery workforce are locals and from a supplier and procurement perspective, they meet the BBBEE criteria and are sourced from the surrounding Bronkhorstspruit community. “We’ve made great strides in realising these objectives as they directly impact on achieving the greater mining output objective. The first load of coal delivered to Eskom was at the end of March 2018 and we aim to deliver 50,000 more tons of coal by the end of April; and the majority of the trucking contracts have been set aside for local developing and established businesses. Ensuring these outputs means ensuring that the broader community economic development mandate, spanning over five years will be achieved,” says Ndavhe Mareda, Makole Group chairman. Chilwavhusiku, in full operational swing, has so far created direct jobs in both specialist and administrator positions, with staff directly employed by Black Royalty Minerals. These include the positions of a mine manager, mine engineer, geologists, health and safety, logistics and administrative support, all contributing to the employment impact wage bill. Additionally, the mine has set aside procurement for services where the suppliers will be from black owned local businesses which are part of the designated groups of youth, female and disabled people. Procurement of services through black owned, local and designated groups has already taken place for security, coal trucking, diesel supplies, loading contracts and water carts. Employment opportunities have been created through subcontracted services. “A success story however is not without teething problems or challenges, which we encountered and tackled quite effectively. The goal was to work towards efficiency while . . .
South African surfing legend Shaun Tomson made a huge impact on young lives when he kicked off his Positive Wave Tour in KwaDukuza on Friday morning. Tomson’s inspiration for the youth comes from his book The Code: The Power of I Will, where he illustrated how they could change their lives in just twelve steps, each beginning with “I will…”. The 1977 World World Surfing Champion and six times winner of the Gunston 500 in Durban, is motivating local schools and organisations through the Positive Wave Tour driven by SMG Rocks & hosted by Coco De Mer as part of the 50th edition of the world’s longest running professional surfing event, the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong. Tomson’s first workshop was hosted in the unlikeliest of places, the Shark Tank, where he inspired the Cell C Sharks to empower themselves through the power of his code “I will”. The Sharks, who have never won a Super Rugby title since the competition’s inception in the nineties,are determined to break their losing streak through implementing Tomson’s twelve-step code. “Your attitude is a fundamental choice,” Tomson told the province’s rugby team. “You need to find the power within yourself to create faith, courage, confidence and determination which will turn hope into action. The ultimate goal of the codeis to create a wave of positive energy that keeps circling the globe, infusing everyone that comes across it with a powerful spark of hope for the future,” he added. Tomson, author of The Code: The Power of “I Will”, thereafter conducted his first school workshop at the Zilungisele Primary School in KwaDukuza, inspiring the youth to believe in themselves and to unlock the power that lies within to shape their future. Like most schools, Zilungisele Primary which has almost 700 learners, is facing a battle with drugs. Tomson advised learners, “Drugs is about choice; making a choice or not making a choice. Drugs make your life worse, and can kill you. Every one of you has the . . .
Rugged Mobile is a South-Africa based company that specialises in the supply of extremely durable Mobile Phones, Notebooks and Tablets which are known to offer unmatched toughness. These Phones and Tablets serve a wide variety of uses. The Mobiles, Tablets and Smartphones offered by the company are highly functional and durable What is a rugged mobile? There are usually three common tests which determine the durability of a device. The three most frequently-done environmental specification tests are military standard (MIL-STD), temperature range, and IP ratings. Some Popular Rugged Mobile Tablets and Notebooks supplied by Rugged Mobile: 1. ALGIZ 8X: This rugged ultra-mobile Tablet is light-weight and offers powerful field computing solutions for its users. It is highly reliable and offers great support even in some of the toughest conditions. It offers user-friendly features along with high-speed processing power. It is powered by an Intel Pentium core processor and helps in improving the efficiency and functionality of the Tablet. The main features of the Tablet include: Weight: 990 g Dust-resistant Water-proof Can resist temperatures as high-60 degree Celsius and as low as -20 degrees Celsius. 2. ALGIZ RT 7: It is a perfectly ergonomic, extremely rugged 7- inch Tablet that offers excellent heavyweight field performance. The main features of the Tablet include: Weight: 650 g Dust resistant Water resistant Resist temperatures as high as 50 degrees Celsius and as low as -20 degrees Celsius. 3. ALGIZ 7: It is a super rugged ultra-mobile Tablet equipped with multiple connectivity problems. It is small-sized, lightweight, and operates with an Intel atom processor. It is ideal for use in the most challenging environments. The main features of the Tablet include: Water resistance Dust resistant Weight: 1.1 kg Resistant to temperatures as high as 60 degrees Celsius and as low as -20 degrees Celsius. 4. ALGIZ 10X: This rugged Tablet runs on . . .
Working across three brands under its Food Service Division on a B2B campaign and with the fresh and frozen Country Range for a B2C campaign, Boomtown is delighted to announce it is working with Sovereign Foods. Cater Chicken, Chef’s Choice and Chicken ‘Tizers fall under the Sovereign Foods Food Services division and a brand awareness campaign has been created by Boomtown to drive sales within the broader food services market. Using print and digital advertising and a highly targeted direct mail campaign, the creative highlights product quality and convenience. The consumer campaign for Country Range (fresh and frozen produce), includes in-store trialing, point of sale, radio promotion and competitions in selected stores within the Eastern Cape. “The consumer campaign will span a nine-month period, and will encourage trial and brand engagement,” remarks Glen Meier, Boomtown strategic director. “And we will be using a popular radio personality to share recipe inspirations using Country Range chicken.” “We remain deeply committed to developing quality products and meals for the nation,” remarked Gerald Walter, Sovereign Foods director of marketing and sales. “An unrelenting passion for what we do, a culture of disruption and innovation and an ongoing investment in world-class farming, processing assets and our people are unique advantages that shape our growth and trajectory towards being a leader in South Africa in terms of sales volume and product quality.” CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Dynamic Vision Fourways Mall Optometrists offered free vision screenings in celebration of Youth Day that took place on Saturday, the 16th of June 2018. They offered screenings during Youth Week to high school students in the area. Anjana Mahadeo, Owner and Optometrist at Dynamic Vision Fourways Mall Optometrist says they offered these screenings during the week building up to Youth Day to give young adults in the area the opportunity to become aware of the importance of eye care and to celebrate their youth. “Youth Day has become an opportunity to address the needs of young South Africans and to shine light on better conditions for this group who plays a significant role in the country’s future.” “Eye care is directly related to overall performance academically and on the sports field and the sooner eye disorders are picked the less damage can be expected in adulthood.” “We want to urge our young people to make eye health a priority, educate themselves on the topic and to go for regular check-ups. To pick up on eye-health disorders in time, visit an optometrist at least every 12 months,” concludes Mahadeo. For more information on general eye care, please visit the Dynamic Vision Fourways Mall Optometrist website on http://www.dv-fourwaysmall.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Global Industrial Distributor launches e-commerce website for Sub-Saharan Africa RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers was founded as Radiospares, in 1937. The company started as a supplier of parts to the burgeoning radio market that has evolved into a global distribution enterprise, with operations in Europe, North America, Asia and now Africa offering a diverse portfolio of more than 500,000 industrial, maintenance and electronic components across 2500 global brands. RS is globally renowned as one of the first industrial distributors to successfully transition into an e-commerce business within the B2B space and continues to win awards for innovation and supplier development. RS South Africa opened its doors in 1996, the flagship operation in Africa with 22 years of experience distributing products and components to engineers around the African continent. RS South Africa recently launched the Africa website www.rsonline.africa geared to meet the requirements of a growing continent with demand from various industries such as manufacturing, mining, automotive, utilities, electronics, and industrial IOT. “Customers in Africa had access to our products prior to the website, however there were long lead times and higher freight costs depending on location. With the new website customers receive their products much quicker and we can give additional markets in Africa access to our range through our e-commerce platform where they can pay via credit card. There is also an improved customer experience with our French and Portuguese speaking sales agents, so that customers can comfortably engage in their language of preference. So much is happening in Africa - we want our engineers, makers and maintenance professionals to have access to the widest range of products and the latest technologies to achieve their goals and to develop the products and solutions of the future. The rest of the world . . .