Coral Beach Estate is contributing to the ever improving growth in the East London property market thanks its pricing structure that offers homeowners 2014 homes at 2008 prices. East London, South Africa, January 2014: Coral Beach Estate (http://coralbeachestate.co.za/) and Jawitz Properties are two of the big contributors to the improving property market in East London according to Gary Claven, who helps head up the sales and promotions team at Coral Beach Estate. Gary had this to say about the current housing and property market situation in East London: “Between 2009 and 2011 East London homeowners saw the value of their homes drop to some of the lowest levels recorded in years. This was thanks to a worldwide recessionary period that played havoc on the emerging markets of South Africa and Africa in general. However, thanks to property developments such as Coral Beach the confidence in East London’s property market is returning and we are starting to see an annualised property value increase of around 15 percent.” He further went on to say that: “There is now a big demand for properties in East London in the R1 million to R1.5 million bracket, which thanks to Coral Beach Estates aggressive pricing structure enables buyers to enjoy high value 2014 homes at lower 2008 cost structures. This is not only helping to usher in a much faster than anticipated growth period in the East London property market, but it is also helping to benefit the local Winterstrand community. In fact, with record sales figures of R25 million for Coral Beach Estate in November 2013 alone, the numbers literally talk for themselves.” For more information on Coral Beach sales, or to book a personal estate or property viewing, please contact Gary Claven or Donovan Grey on: Call Gary Claven: +27 (0)71 683 4349 Email: email@example.com Call Donovan Grey: +27 (0)82 871 7161 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Coral Beach Estate is situated in Winterstrand, . . .
After the global economic crisis, banks and other financial institutions in Africa are striving hard to improve their business turnaround by implementing new strategies, investing in latest technologies, training staff, enhancing customer experience and thus maintaining a substantial customer following by bringing efficiency to processes and operations. Operational excellence provides a direct channel to improve shareholder value, where thoughts and actions are perfectly positioned to deliver transformational results. In the changing times, operational excellence acts as a strategic differentiator and positions the bank as an execution leader in balancing service quality and effectiveness with cost of delivery by alignment and optimization of processes, technology and partnerships. The major limitations faced by every bank and financial institution in the world are improving processes, implementing change, delivering quality service, enhancing customer experience and achieving business efficiency cost effectively. Achieving operational excellence would only be effective when all such limitations are eliminated and all functions in the organization operates with optimized processes efficiency. Customer expectations are constantly changing in the banking sector. Banks must rise to higher levels in order to sustain the changing market conditions, and herein lies the importance of the attempt to achieve excellence in operations in banking and other financial institutions. The 3rd Edition of OPEX in Financial Services - Africa on 23 - 24 April 2014, Johannesburg - South Africa, will provide a platform for COOs, CIOs and Heads of financial operations to determine the importance of operational excellence across all banking processes. This two day forum will see top financial decision makers from the continent, discuss the future of fiscal operations by brainstorming best practices and opportunities to achieve operational excellence in Africa. An event . . .
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 January 2013 | Durban, South Africa Visit www.mrmotivatorfredfelton.blogspot.com for contact details, review copies, photos & author bio. YOUR POCKET GUIDE TO TWITTER The easy guide to help you Tweet Fred Felton, Author of the pocket book guide 101 Tips For Twitter is helping people to learn about Twitter. He has a new book out full of tips and techniques on how to Tweet. This book is not only for people but also for companies and brands. Full of skills and best practices and useful links the book also features advice from some of the top minds in Social Media. Felton has also provided some useful links and useful hashtags that people use on Twitter. This book will have you Tweeting in no time like a pro. Readers of his book have expressed great enthusiasm about this book. “With all the content out there, it is a hunt to find books of value & with genuine purpose…look no more!’’ - Jodene Shaer – Social Media Publicist Fred Felton is fascinated with social media and all aspects of Twitter. He is the Creative Director of Falconscove – Durban-proud online media agency, focused on content development, public relations and organizational communication. He is the curator of the list of over 100 Social Media Influencers in South Africa. He is a MC, Keynote Speaker, Blogger, Copywriter, Communications Strategist and helps clients navigate the world of Twitter. His book 101 Tips For Twitter is a handy guide to help you with your journey into Twitter. Read more at www.mrmotivatorfredfelton.blogspot.com You can find him on Twitter @fredfelton #101TipsForTwitter -ENDS- Media Enquiries and Interview Requests: Fred Felton, email email@example.com , phone 076-977-5788, twitter @fredfelton Author: Fred Felton from Falconscove. No of Images Uploaded: Two More Info link: http://www.mrmotivatorfredfelton.blogspot.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/fredfelton Facebook: . . .
Fringe productions wanting to take part in the 2014 edition of the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, are reminded that just one week remains until applications close, on Friday 17 January. The Festival will take place from 3 to 13 July 2014. The National Arts Festival Fringe is unique in South Africa in that no selection criteria are applied – participation in the Fringe is open to everyone. The Fringe has mushroomed in size since its inception in 1979 when a diminutive 10 events comprised the Fringe – it now consistently boasts over 350 events across all the arts genres. Disciplines include children’s theatre, film, comedy, drama, physical theatre, dance, cabaret, visual art, performance poetry, music theatre, and the full scope of music genres. “The 2014 edition of the Festival promises to be a particularly exciting one, with the 40th anniversary of the Festival coinciding with our country marking 20 years of democracy. As always, we’re looking forward to programming a diverse selection of productions, and we’re on hand to help with any queries that artists might have before the closing date,” Fringe Manager Zee Nweba said. Application for the 2014 Fringe can be submitted, via the Festival’s website – www.nationalartsfestival.co.za. Interested artists, performers, directors and producers can also request application forms and information booklets from the Fringe Office by email - firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone – 046 603 1103, or fax – 086 233 2119. The deadline for registration is Friday 17 January 2014. The National Arts Festival is sponsored by Standard Bank, The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, The Department of Arts and Culture, The Eastern Cape Government, The National Arts Council, City Press and M Net. About the National Arts Festival: The National Arts Festival, now in its 40th year, has proved its sustainability and has grown to be one of the leading arts festivals in southern Africa. Its objectives are to deliver . . .
The International 505 Dinghy Class Association has held a World Championships every year since 1956 and on only three occasions were they sailed in Africa - all three in Durban, South Africa in: 1979 when Americans Steve Taylor and David Penfield won; in 1994 when Australians Chris & Darren Nicholson won and in 2000 when Swedes Krister Bergstrom and Thomas Moss were crowned World Champions. The 2015 505 World Championships hosted by the Algoa Bay Yacht Club and the South African 505 Class Association will be sailed in Port Elizabeth, South Africa from 23 March to 3 April 2015. The Worlds Regatta will be preceded by a pre-worlds regatta comprising of six races over three days, with a minimum of three races to make a regatta. This will also serve as the 2015 South African National Championships. The 2015 505 World Championships will comprise nine scheduled races held over seven days. There will be no more than two races scheduled per day. Three races are required to constitute a championship series. Only one race will be sailed on the final day unless at the start of the final day's racing only one race has been completed. The racing program will allow for three days of racing followed by a rest day and then three further days of racing. Two races will be scheduled for the first day, and one race for the second race day. Further race days will alternate between two races and one race each alternate day. Based on previous World Championships organisers are expecting a minimum of 70 teams from all over the world. Previous world champions have come from these countries: Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America. Will 2015 see an African Champion? Author: Alan Straton from ABYC. No of Images Uploaded: Two More Info link: http://505worlds2015.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/ABYCpe Facebook: Images: For high res version/s of Two image/s please contact: ABYC. You can also use the embed code . . .
The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, at Kenilworth on Saturday the 11th of January 2014, launches (quite aptly in the year of the horse) the calendar of glamourous and fashionable events on the international horse racing calendar. It is a perfect platform to showcase the best of horse racing from champion horses to elegance and tradition. Since taking over the sponsorship of the Queen’s Plate in 2005, L’Ormarins has grown the brand to a race day that epitomises the elegance and stylish fashion of a traditional race meeting while imbuing the race day with fun and excitement of the modern generation. While socialising and dressing up are a big part of it, horse racing is so much more than just another social event to tick off one’s must-attend calendars. The pure heart, athleticism and majesty of the Thoroughbred race horse stirs a primal passion in all of us and standing at the finish line feeling the thunder of hooves across the turf, one would have to be numb not to experience the pulse-quickening rush. Of course, the saying that great horses can turn big men into little boys was aimed at owners of race horses and if you have never experienced your own winner, you really should consider it. If you are simply attending a race meeting as a guest and spectator one can still be part of the racing excitement by “having a flutter” or placing a bet on your favourite in each race. While some people make an art of studying form, for the less regular race goers, it may seem rather complex. Imagine Racing suggests the following tips to get you up to speed: A race card is a good starting point as it lists each of the races and all the runners, with details and results from previous races so that one can make an informed comparison. For a final decider, it is always good to view the runners in the parade ring and watch them canter down to the start. Note the horses that catch your eye as they parade and in the canter past, one should be looking for fluid, easy . . .
The FNB Madibaz kicked off their Varsity Cup preparations in fine style with a convincing 68-0 win over Spring Rose Rugby Club at the NMMU Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday evening. The university team routed the local club side in the first of four pre-season fixtures aimed at getting the squad match-fit for the high-profile national competition. Over the next three weeks, they will face tough opposition from the SWD Eagles and Free State Cheetahs, as well as Community Cup champions Despatch. Despite the strong start, outgoing head coach Brent Janse van Rensburg was cautiously optimistic about his team's early season form. "I think for a first time out, we got the result we wanted. We didn't concede any points but there's still a lot of work to do." Janse van Rensburg said it was positive to note that his team showed signs of improvement as the game wore on. "So early in the pre-season, all areas can be improved upon. The guys are trying the systems under pressure." He said they needed to be more accurate and less reckless with their defensive systems, while focusing on retaining possession on the attack. "In the line-outs and set pieces we need to work on the accuracy of our ball-winning so we can launch a bit better." After reaching the semi-finals in last year's Varsity Cup, Janse van Rensburg said his team would be aiming high once again. "It's a promotion-relegation year but we can't be thinking of that going into the competition. If we just focus week in and week out, play to our full potential and fight like hell, then I'm confident we won't finish in the bottom two teams." Janse van Rensburg said the warm-up matches provided the ideal opportunity to give all members of his 45-man squad game time on the field and find the right combinations of players. "Essentially, what we want to do is to put the things we're working on into practice in a pressure cooker environment and make sure that the combinations are working, so . . .
The Herald VW Cycle Tour has joined forces with the Pedal Power Association to promote "Safe Cycling" on the streets of Nelson Mandela Bay. The Eastern Cape leg of the national awareness and lobbying campaign, which encourages motorists to keep a 1.5-metre distance from cyclists, was launched in Port Elizabeth this week. According to The Herald's chief marketing officer Justin Peel, creating a safe cycling environment was critical for both cyclists and motorists alike. "Through this campaign, the Pedal Power Association is doing a phenomenal job in highlighting this worthy cause. "We are extremely proud to be able to partner with and support this worthwhile initiative." Peel said an eye-catching 10-metre billboard had been erected on the corner of Strandfontein Road and La Roche Drive in PE, as well as on the outgoing road towards Uitenhage. The core message of "cyclists stay alive at 1.5m" will be reiterated on lamp-pole advertising on major cycling routes throughout the city. PPA chairman Stephen Hayward said the recommended distance was in line with international best practice. "What we're trying to do is make motorists more aware of cyclists. It's a matter of tolerance; we're not trying to force it down anyone's throat." Hayward said the Western Cape became the first provincial government to sign it into law in November last year. "They've only given us one metre but that's the first step. That means that anyone who hits a cyclist in that province is now going to face the full wrath of the law." He said the Eastern Cape event, which takes place in Addo and PE on February 1 and 2, provided the ideal platform for launching their national lobbying campaign. "If we can get every province to do what the Western Cape has done, it will go a long way in saving lives. "Our plan is to take part in road races in every province and to hold a memorial ride ahead of each race in memory of those cyclists who have died." The "Safe . . .
The African Mine Security Summit taking place on 8-9 April 2014, in Johannesburg, will feature a keynote address by Neil Metzer, Security Coordinator at the Chamber of Mines, South Africa 9th January 2014, Johannesburg: Rampant Illegal mining and criminal activities in African Mines have posed major threats to safety of mine workers, infrastructure, equipment and product. Mining firms are tasked with up keeping overall security to increase resiliency and take a proactive approach in face of crisis. Organized by Fleming Gulf Conferences, the African Mine Security Summit aims to address the various security challenges plaguing the African mining Industry. Taking place in Johannesburg on 8-9 April 2014, the summit will feature presentations, case studies and panel discussions on important topics like employee security through effective risk management, intelligence-led security operations, security measures employed inside the perimeter preventing unauthorized movement of precious metals, proactive approach implemented towards theft prevention, managing armed robbery and hostage incidents, developments in emergency technology and much more. The keynote address will be presented by Neil Metzer, Security Co-ordinator at the Chamber of Mines, South Africa. Neil has a wide range of experience with a career in the military policing and security environment spanning more than 33 years. He has worked on Platinum, Chrome, Tin, Coal and Gold mines during this extended period. His presentation on crime based challenges facing the industry will throw light on the perspective where in some cases organised crime syndicates are better organised, funded, and better resourced than the SAPS and private security available to neutralise this threat. Neil Metzer will be joined by senior security officials from Sibanye Gold, ArcelorMittal, DeBeers Group, Rio Zim, Ambatovy, the Security Association of South Africa, Royal Bafokeng Platinum, First Quantum Minerals and Newmont. As . . .
Organisers of The Herald VW Cycle Tour have introduced a brand-new spectator hotspot for the feature race on February 2 and dubbed it the Dream Mile in recognition of beneficiary Reach for a Dream. Road race director Julie Briggs said the aim of the demarcated stretch along Lakeside Road on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth was to create a Tour de France-style atmosphere, with crowds of people lining the route. "We'd like to encourage the public to show their support and experience the great vibe of the event." Taking place for the 29th year, the 106-kilometre race is the second oldest on the national classic calendar. The Dream Mile comes shortly after the first portion of the Lake Farm ascent – one of four major climbs on the route – and is the perfect spot to grab a slice of the action, according to Briggs. "There are grass verges all along Lakeside Road, so bring your camping chairs and cooler boxes and enjoy a great day out in the country." She said Reach for a Dream would be selling breakfast rolls, muffins and coffee to help make the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses come true. "These kids face an uphill battle of a totally different kind, so we've named the spectator spot in their honour." Briggs said spectators would also be able to purchase Dream rubber bangles to support the cause. The non-profit organisation is the official beneficiary of the children's and family fun rides the previous day. Manager of the PE branch of Reach for a Dream, Michelle van Huyssteen, said she was delighted with the additional opportunity to raise funds and awareness. "We're very proud of our long-standing association with the event and this is a lovely extension of our relationship." With rolling road closures in effect, Briggs said the area would be an easily accessible vantage point. It can be reached via a gravel road, which will be signposted from Kragga Kamma Road. Parking will be available at the Lake Farm Centre on . . .