They are all-round nice guys who love to surf. They have also sold millions of records; are known for their incredible energetic live performances during their sold-out shows and are one of the biggest rock bands around. Now, for the first time, South Africans can see the Grammy-Award winning band SWITCHFOOT live on their VICE VERSES SA TOUR. The rock band from San Diego will be taking to the stage on August 8 at The Big Top Arena, Carnival City in Johannesburg and on August 11 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town. Switchfoot formed in 1994 when Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar) and his brother Tim (bass guitar, backing vocals) put their high school friends together - including Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), and Drew Shirley (guitar, backing vocals). Nine albums over a decade later, they have achieved multi-platinum status, having sold over 4.4million albums and 3 million concert tickets worldwide and a Grammy Award and have a massive worldwide fan base (they currently have over 1.8million Facebook fans and over 229,000 followers on Twitter). The band has had 3 consecutive Top 10 hits on Modern Rock Radio. Their song “Vice Verses” debuted at #8 on Top 200 Billboard Charts and #5 on iTunes Top 200 Charts. Music from VICE VERSES has already been included in movie trailers and soundtracks - In Time (Ft. Justin Timberlake) and Hawaii 5-0 Soundtrack “Out of Control”. Their album ‘The Beautiful Letdown” was RIAA certified 3 X Platinum. The band has previously toured with the likes of “Dave Matthews Band”, “3 Doors Down”, “Goo Goo Dolls” and many more. SWITCHFOOT’S music has also appeared in “The Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian”, “American Idol”, “A Walk to Remember”, “Life of Ryan”, “CSI Miami”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “The Vampire Diaries”, “Dawson’s Creek”, “One Tree Hill” and the smash-hit “Spiderman 2”. With its play on words, Vice Verses, the title of Switchfoot’s new album, coherently . . .
This week our Property Poser experts consider questions from two readers about the rights of tenants in relation to their landlords. The first question comes from a tenant whose landlord has recently passed away. The property has been placed on the market and he wishes to know what his rights are as far as the agent putting up a “for sale” sign and bringing in potential buyers goes. The second issue relates to a long-term tenant of a rental property, who would like to know whether it would be possible to purchase it from the owner. According to the first tenant, there have been times that he has legitimately been unavailable to grant access to the property. The agent, however, portrayed the situation to the relatives of the deceased that he is simply never available and refuses access. The relatives responded with an e-mail demanding that the reader make himself available or leave the keys for the agent. The tenant is concerned about his right to privacy and would like to know how much notice he must be given before the buyers are brought around for a viewing. He also wishes to know whether he has to display a “for sale” notice on the property. This eventuality is often provided for in the lease agreement, but the reader has not mentioned what provisions exist between himself and his landlord, says Charlotte Vermaak from Chas Everitt in Port Elizabeth. “As much as a tenant’s rights to privacy are protected, the landlord, or a representative agent, has the right to gain reasonable access to the property in order to show potential buyers around.” Vermaak says the tenant therefore has to be fair in this regard and grant such access. “Similarly, the agent’s demands for access must also be reasonable.” For example, it would not be reasonable to arrange for five different viewings at five different times on one day and merely expect the tenant to be there, says Vermaak. “Likewise, it is arguably reasonable for the tenant to permit a ‘for . . .
As the logistics partner for the Good Hope FM’s annual Keep Cape Town Warm campaign in partnership with Absa, the SA Post Office has announced that it will be accepting donations at all their branches in the Western Cape Province. This year Capetonians are once again encouraged to be part of this initiative by donating blankets, clothes and non-perishable food, with the aim to make the winter months more bearable for the city’s less fortunate citizens. The partnership is spearheaded by the SA Post Office’s Courier and Freight division and the (PX) containers will logistically be placed alongside Good Hope FM’s live broadcasts around Cape Town for additional donations. “We have almost 300 post offices in the Western Cape and we hope that our prominent footprint will make it easier and more accessible for people to get involved and donate.” said Vinesh Jungbahadur, regional sales manager for logistics. “There are many people out there who will go to bed cold and hungry, we encourage fellow businesses and community members to extend a compassionate hand to the city’s less fortunate citizens,” concluded Jungbahadur. In addition to its logistical support, the SA Post Office is running an internal campaign where staff members are encouraged to make donations. Good Hope FM will be broadcasting The Nigel Pierce Show live on Wednesday, 11 July at Capemail in Parow from 09:00 – 12:00. The SA Post Office will be doing a handover of all internal donations at the live broadcast. The campaign will run until Saturday, 28 July 2012 and all donations will be distributed on behalf of Good Hope FM by the Community Chest. For more information on the SA Post Office visit www.postoffice.co.za or via Facebook on https://www.facebook.com/SouthAfricanPostOffice More Info: http://www.postoffice.co.za Author: alex de Kock from . Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None To gain access to None image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this . . .
Four minutes is all you've got. Make it count. For the first time ever, the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber gives its SMME members the chance to meet 29 other like-minded business owners at a morning speed networking session facilitated by Jane Stevenson and supported by Standard Bank, set up to ensure meaningful business engagement. The strength of your network depends on who you know. This is one event we guarantee you'll leave with a fistful of business cards and a newly-bulging contact book. We've planned a speed networking session designed to put you in front of people representing a variety of industries, to give you a chance to talk about your services and business needs, to meet potential clients face to face and to grow your network exponentially. Four minutes allows you the time to meet face to face with other Business Chamber members looking to grow their networks, to establish a point of personal contact from which a business relationship can grow. Seats are limited to 30, and preference is given to members of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber. WHEN: 21 June 2012 TIME: 8 for 8.30 - 9.30 WHERE: Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, 200 Norvic Drive, KPMG House, Greenacres CONTACT: Buyiswa on email@example.com or 041 373 1122 More Info: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=328308607244326&set=a.132819106793278.32324.132228333519022&type=1 Author: Nicole Klokow from Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None To gain access to None image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] [/l2g] Fire in the hole – sizzling comedians hit Bay JUNE 17 – IF you are feeling a burning sensation it’s likely you are in the hot seat at one of South Africa’s most cintilating comedy variety shows ever – and now Pants on Fire! is heading to Nelson Mandela Bay ahead of its debut at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown next week. Pants . . .
The Commission is investigating allegations against the R800 million tender won by Sekunjalo to combat illegal fishing along South Africa's coastline. According to Corruption Watch, a non-profit organisation that gathers and reports information on corruption in South Africa, Sekunjalo is said to have had an unfair advantage as it submitted four separate bids under different company names. The non-profit organisation raised further concerns around a conflict of interest involving one of Sekunjalo's subsidiaries, Premier Fishing. Premier Fishing has rights to fish in South Africa, which effectively allows Sekunjalo to be both referee and player in the fishing industry. Collusive tendering is per se prohibited under s4(1)(b)(iii) of the Competition Act. The competition authorities have previously found collusive tendering to include the rigging of bids, bid allocation and bid rotation, as well as the submission of cover bids and cover prices, agreements on tender prices and the allocation of bids to customers or territories. More Info: http://www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com/en/legal/practice-areas/competition.html Author: Angela Graham from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None To gain access to None image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Photographer: Photographer: Photographer: [/l2g] . . .
On 11 April 2012, the Tribunal unconditionally approved a merger involving Transnet's acquisition of certain immoveable propertyon which the former Durban International Airport was located. Prior to approval, the property was owned by Airports Company South Africa (ACSA). ACSA's rationale for the transaction was that the airport on the property had been closed and replaced by King Shaka International Airport, which opened in May 2010, 35km north of Durban. According to Transnet, the transaction is of strategic importance to both Transnet and the South African Government, given a planned phased development of a dug-out port on the property. The port will provide the required capacity to meet the expectant demand created by the Gauteng-Durban corridor. The Tribunal noted that while the proposed transaction results in an overlap in the market for rentable industrial property within the Durban node, the post-merger market share of Transnet in this market will be less than 10%. In addition, Transnet's plan to use the property for a planned dig out diminishes any horizontal concerns. The Tribunal therefore found that the proposed transaction was unlikely to result in a substantial prevention or lessening of competition in any relevant market. More Info: http://www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com/en/legal/practice-areas/competition.html Author: Angela Graham from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None To gain access to None image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Photographer: Photographer: Photographer: [/l2g] . . .
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed the appeals brought by vehicle tracking company, Tracetec, and the Competition Commission (Commission) against the February 2011 decision of the Competition Appeal Court (CAC). In 2005, Tracetec lodged a complaint with the Commission against Netstar, Matrix Vehicle Tracking and Tracker, alleging that the three companies, which together enjoy over 90% of the market, were forcing competitors out of the market. Tracetec alleged that the three companies, through the Vehicle Security Association of SA (VESA), contravened the Competition Act by setting standards for VESA membership and accreditation that created barriers to entry as newcomers to the industry could not satisfy the set standards. Tracetec argued it had not been able to become VESA accredited, which meant it could not grow its business because of the fundamental importance insurers attached to such accreditation. The Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) found that the three companies were preventing competition in the industry and denying consumers lower prices. The CAC disagreed, setting aside the Tribunal's decision and dismissing both the Commission and Tracetec's complaints against the three companies. The CAC's decision was taken on appeal by the Commission and Tracetec. The SCA dismissed the applications and awarded costs to Netstar, Matrix Vehicle Tracking and Tracker, which are likely to run into several million rands in legal fees. More Info: http://www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com Author: Angela Graham from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None To gain access to None image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Photographer: Photographer: Photographer: [/l2g] . . .
Chris Charter, Director, Competition, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr In its recent decision to impose an administrative penalty against two firms for their role in a wire mesh cartel, the Tribunal has set out a new approach to penalty calculations. Borrowing heavily from the policy in Europe, the Tribunal's approach involves six steps: Step 1: Determination of the affected turnover in the relevant year of assessment (affected turnover is based on sales of products or services that can be said to have been affected by the contravention). Step 2: Calculation of the 'base amount', being that proportion of the relevant turnover relied on (based on the EU precedent, this may be as much as 30% of the affected turnover, depending on the nature of the contravention). Step 3: Where the contravention exceeds one year, multiplying the amount obtained in step 2 by the duration of the contravention. Step 4: Rounding off the figure obtained in step 3, if it exceeds the cap provided for by s59(2) (this cap is statutorily set at 10% of a firm's entire South African turnover). Step 5: Considering factors that might mitigate or aggravate the amount reached in step 4, by way of a discount or premium expressed as a percentage of that amount that is either subtracted from or added to it (this is not typically applied in the EU, but allows the Tribunal to consider factors that are specific to a respondent, such as it being an unwilling participant, or in the interests of proportionality). Step 6: Rounding off this amount if it exceeds the cap provided for in s59(2). If it does, it must be adjusted downwards so that it does not exceed the cap (this is likely only if there are aggravating circumstances that push the level of fine up). The new paradigm provides some clarity, but does open the door for significant argument as to the effect of the contravention as well as the circumstances applicable to each firm involved. Of considerable concern to firms that have significant turnover . . .
What started as a fun adventure while studying in Australia as an exchange student has grown into a career for newly-appointed Algoa FM programme manager Mio Khondleka. His break into radio came when he qualified with a broadcasting certificate from the Melton FM Radio Academy while attending school at Mowbray College in the city of Melton. The city is around 35 kilometres from Melbourne, Australia. Khondleka then became one of the youngest presenters on the daytime line-up at Melton FM, a community radio station which serves the greater area of Melton in Victoria. The radio and entertainment bug had bitten, and when he returned to South Africa, Mio worked as a musician, voice-over artist and club rugby player. In 2003, while studying at what is now the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, he joined the campus radio station CBFM as a presenter. He was part of the team which took the station off campus, to become the Bay FM community station, where Khondleka was programmes manager. He then moved to Kaya FM in Gauteng as music manager. The station recorded significant audience growth after Khondleka was tasked to re-packaged the music mix. Khondleka and Queenie Grootboom (his wife and on-air soul mate) also hosted mid-mornings at Kaya FM, and built up a large listenership before accepting an offer to join M-Power FM as the breakfast team. A decision by the power radio couple to return to their home town coincided with the restructuring of Algoa FM. This created an opening for a programme manager – and incumbent Alfie Jay is more than happy to hand over the reins to Khondleka. “I first met Mio at a record company function in Port Elizabeth and have been watching his career progress since then. “While consulting to M-Power FM, I recruited Mio and Queenie to present the breakfast show and worked with them in Mpumalanga. Mio has comfortably kept the pace in senior positions both on and off air in the high pressure environment of commercial . . .
The Fish River Sun is offering a winter special for families wanting to take a winter break. Two adults and two children under 12 can stay in a King Leisure Room with dinner, bed and breakfast for R1 450 a night, with a minimum of two nights. “There is so much for the children to do at the Fish that we feel it would be a waste to spend just one night,” says Fish River Sun administration manager, Karen Lee. Children and their parents can relax and swim in the heated pool, go on nature walks, spend time at the beach, play adventure golf – or just relax. From June 22 to July 15 young guests will be allowed to use the PlayStation games, table tennis tables and other activities free. For those wanting something different, twin rooms are available at R700 a night, King Leisure self-catering R975 a night, and a full self-catering unit at R1 675 a day. Children aged between three and 12 are also encouraged to join in the fun at Kamp Kwena, which is open daily. “We want parents also to have time to themselves, so we will keep the youngsters entertained between six and 10 in the evenings at Kamp Kwena as well. That gives adults time to enjoy a leisurely dinner,” says Lee. Residents also qualify for golf and health spa discounts. A round of golf costs R85 mid-week, and R100 on week-ends for residents, while the Body and Skin Clinic is offering a 20 per cent discount on all facials, which include a free eyebrow shape and tint. Contact: Fish River Sun Resort: Karen Lee: 040 6761101 Siyathetha: Maureen Dalzell: 041 582 3750 More Info: Author: Ed Richardson from Siyathetha Communications . Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: None To gain access to None image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Photographer: Photographer: Photographer: [/l2g] . . .