A reader has asked the Property Poser panel for assistance regarding the payment of occupational rental on a property he has bought. The reader purchased a fixed property from a seller, an insolvent estate, late last year. He says the agreement of sale specified that no occupational rental would be payable and it would appear that he took occupation before the date of registration of the transfer. The transfer has taken longer than anticipated - six months have passed - and the seller is now demanding that occupational rental be paid. Occupational rental is generally agreed on where the purchaser is granted occupation prior to transfer, says Schalk van der Merwe from Rawson Properties in Somerset West, Cape Town. "It is also paid when the seller remains in possession of the property after registration." Van der Merwe says the party occupying the property is not the registered owner but simply a tenant and is therefore usually obliged to pay rental, as any other tenant would. "The timeframe for the transfer can usually be determined quite accurately and the parties involved can estimate the amount payable if one party takes occupancy on a date other than the registration of transfer." In the current instance, the administrator of the insolvent estate probably preferred to have someone in occupation to prevent vandalism of the property, says Van der Merwe. "The problem one has in a situation like this is that the agreement was signed at a time when the assumptions that were made were largely favourable." Van der Merwe says it was probably convenient for the seller to allow early occupation and perhaps save money on things such as general maintenance and upkeep. "We aren't told the reason for the delay but it was probably assumed that transfer would take place in the usual six to eight week period." Now that the circumstances have borne out a different scenario, the seller is unhappy with the bargain he struck and wishes to alter the . . .
While finding a reliable remover is always a headache, Fourways Movers offers great solutions in the form of speedy delivery, committed service and competitive rates. Whether customers are looking for moving companies in Centurion or removal services in or around Gauteng, all searches end with Fourways Movers. Fourways Movers takes care to ensure that there is no compromise in the quality of service offered by the firm. Therefore, only trained professionals are employed by Fourways Movers for moving customer belongings from a source destination. These trained staffs guarantee that all the goods will reach the final destination in the same condition as they were when they were picked up. Thus, Fourways Movers is one of the few companies that can give the biggest players in their industry of South Africa fierce competition! The client centric approach of the company makes it possible to maintain a high client retention rate. They offer flat 25% rebate on its usual service charge when a client hires two furniture delivery vehicles at a time for moving belongings. Prompt delivery of all the urgent parcels and packages and deadline oriented service of Fourways Movers aims at keeping the clients tension free. In addition, the company maintains a rigorous quality control procedure to assure that the clients get service worth their invested money. Hence, only those vehicles are used for removable services that are in active roadworthy conditions. Each of the vehicles is pre-checked every morning before departure to confirm that they are capable of transporting goods. Furthermore, the transportable goods are covered with thick blankets to prevent their vulnerability to damage during the journey. Fourways Movers is always ready to assist new clients with free quotations on removal services. To know more, click at www.fourwaysmovers.co.za About Fourways Movers Located in South Africa, Fourways Movers is one of the reliable removal companies that offer speedy . . .
The South African National Cannabis Working Group (SANCWG), in collaboration with NORML ZA, wishes to inform you about the upcoming Global Cannabis March 2014, taking place on the 3rd of May. Cape Town will be one of 117 cities across Earth taking to the streets to promote awareness of many issues relating to cannabis. The event is sanctioned by the City of Cape Town and arrangements have been made for the police to be present. Since the beginning of January this year a number of jurisdictions, including Colorado, Washington, Uruguay and Turin, passed ordinances to make cannabis legal for those of adult age. As a result, new economies have been created with economic growth rates outperforming the cellular mobile sales market. This will further motivate public involvement in the cannabis reform process. In light of the current public discourse, both locally and internationally, and the introduction of the Medical Innovation Bill, the Global Cannabis March creates an opportunity to introduce the faces of the cannabis law reform community to the greater public. Cape Town marchers are calling for the review and reform of current cannabis policies and advocate for public participation backed by rational evidence based policy making. The event will allow for interaction with the media. March organisers will avail themselves for interviews before the march gets underway between 9:30 and 10 am, media covering the story should use this opportunity to get their soundbites. Provision has also been made for photo opportunities while the march is under way. Volunteers will be assembling from 8AM. Public gathering at 10.00AM on the corner of Keizersgracht and Chapel Street. Contact for the Cape Town, Global Cannabis March Imiël Visser Mobile: 079 655 4711 Alwyn Smit Mobile: 084 928 9968 Author: Imiel Visser from SANCWG. More Info link: https://www.facebook.com/events/566973746742849/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/sancwg Facebook: . . .
“Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time.” - Henry Ford. While advertisements are the integral tools for reaching out to potential clients, but still small businesses suffer with inadequacies of funds. Lack of capital for investing in elaborate advertisements makes companies incapable of entering into the potential customer market. Good news is that ever since its launch, Alive Advertising is one of the preferred of outdoor advertising companies in South Africa that has consistently offered most economical advertising services. The high quality services of Alive Advertising have made it speedily expand its network across South Africa. Today, the company is treated as one the reliable advertising and billboard companies in South Africa with extensive network across Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern, Northern and Western Cape including Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The company has successfully installed over fifty billboards in different locations of South Africa within sixteen years of its launch. This has helped the client companies receive more than 3.5 million captured views for their advertisements. Thus, Alive Advertising banks heavily upon the faith of clients today as the major catalyst for its rapid success. Mention needs to be made of the outstanding quality of products that have made Alive Advertising win an edge over its competitors. The strategic positioning of the billboards at the intersections of the traffic light control centres, large traffic areas and other prime locations of South Africa have helped Alive Advertising in gaining optimum attention of the potential audience. The high-resolution LED screens of the electronic billboards of the company are specially equipped to screen videos, animations, static graphics and stationary texts. Thus, these high impact advertisements boost sales promotion and brand awareness processes. This is the reason why client companies consider Alive Advertising as their most . . .
Nigeria has suffered from chronic power shortages since independence. These problems have become more pronounced given Nigeria’s impressive economic rise. Recent statistics indicate that Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa (1). However, power supplies across the country have deteriorated further. It is particularly problematic in the cities of Lagos and Abuja. Although, it is very much a nation-wide problem. Last year only about 40 million Nigerians had access to electricity. Currently, one survey found that the average Nigerian had access to power for about two hours a week. Some regions have gone without power for more than three weeks (2). While certain numbers can be disputed, it is very clear that the Nigerian population suffers from a chronic energy problem. The socio-economic problems associated with the power shortages are profound. Given the scarcity and high-cost of power, it would stand to reason that many Nigerian business-owners would be in search of products that are low-energy consumption devices, and could function without a reliable power source. A device such as EP300, by Anviz Global, could provide a solution to this problem. The EP300 is a biometric fingerprint-time attendance device. Biometric, fingerprint-based identification provides a high-level of accuracy that subjects are correctly identified. The EP300 might be especially suitable for the Nigerian market given a unique feature it possesses. The device has an alternate power-source, an 1100mAH Lithium battery. This ensures that in the event that the main power-source of the EP300 is disrupted, the device will continue to function for up to six hours. Having access to important company information that is stored on the EP300 during times of uncertainty can be vital to a company. The device will help clarify time-attendance records which otherwise would be unrecordable due to the blackouts. Moreover it has a power-saving setting, whereby if the device is inactive for a period of . . .
Despite facing a civil war, Angola has grown rapidly and is now the second-major oil producer in Sub Saharan Africa. As Angola advances at a rapid pace, global investors have also considered investing in the region. A recent report states that the Angolan government has set a National Development plan to develop and rehabilitate its roads, construction and logistics platforms. With the rise in the investments in the oil and gas industry, it is also essential to maintain a safe and a healthy work culture which arises from a well set up Health Safety Environment (HSE) Department. Bringing to the foray the importance of a safe work culture, Fleming Gulf is launching the HSSE Angola Conference on the 3 and 4 of June 2014 in Luanda. Officially supported by Sonangol, the conference will discuss on topics ranging from enhancing operational effectiveness, developing a healthy employee base, supporting the national HSE framework and discussing risk assessment challenges amongst others. The conference will also feature workshops on hazardous waste management and fire security awareness. Experts at the conference will represent distinguished organizations like Sonangol, Angola LNG, AASSO (Angolan Association of Occupational Health and Safety), National Civil Protection and Fire Fighter Agency(SNPCB) from Angola. Representatives from Shell Petroleum Development Company (Nigeria), De Beers Group (South Africa) and Ministry of Minerals and Energy (Namibia) will also speak at the conference. The event is sponsored by leading companies in the field of health, safety and security like Bureau Veritas, AON and DNV-GL. ABOUT FLEMING GULF CONFERENCES Fleming Gulf is a leading provider of business intelligence through industry specific conferences, webinars and skills enhancement training courses by leveraging our network of industry influencer's with specialist knowledge to provide organisations the winning edge that makes a difference in their decision making in . . .
Thousands of teachers and education experts will gather for the annual African EduWeek from 10-11 July in Johannesburg for an interactive conference and expo that will empower them through technology, skills and interaction with their peers. Says African EduWeek event director Tanya Jackman: “We want to promote the idea that the power to create change in education lies in the hands of the individual. At African EduWeek teachers will be able to attend practical and hands-on workshops which train and enhance their teaching skills in the classroom and enhancing the learning experience of their students. They will also focus on the issues which teachers face every day such as overcrowding, safety & security, teaching in a school with a multitude of languages and lack of infrastructure.” She continues: “African EduWeek is the only event in South Africa that showcases some of the world’s leading educational technology brands. Teachers will not only get to learn about the latest technologies and innovations within the education sector but will also get quality time with the creators and suppliers, providing working demonstrations and best practice advice for practical implementation. We don’t want teachers to feel intimidated by the word technology, but to empower them to effectively implement the latest teaching methods into their classroom.” Africans understand the value of education Many well-known suppliers to the education sector are backing the event, particularly Intel who is the diamond sponsor. Says Andre Christian, Education Business Development Manager at Intel: “Africans, without a doubt, understand the value of a good education. This acceptance of education, allows for a market with a willing attitude to embrace technology in education. There is a need to ensure teachers are able, skilled and confident to teach using this technology.” “Integrating technology into teaching and learning” he adds, “has the potential to enable equal access to . . .
Apr 19th 2014 | Johannesburg | South Africa By Edzai Conilias Zvobwo Millennium Development Goal 3 – “to promote gender equality and empower women”. Now that 2015 is upon us, it is paramount that the Post-2015 Agenda seriously address the shortcomings in the implementation of MDG-3. As outlined by the OECD, the post-2015 framework should 1) retain a strong, stand-alone goal on gender equality and women’s empowerment, as recommended by the UN High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP); and 2) include gender-specific targets and indicators in the other goals. As a result of the coordinating efforts of Gender Links, an organisation that offers advisory services to regional and international organisations, as well as government departments, on gender main-streaming and other key stakeholders, SADC governments showed unity and definiteness of purpose when they signed the SADC Gender Protocol in 2008. The SADC Protocol on Gender and Development aims to integrate and main-stream gender issues into the SADC Programme of Action and Community Building initiatives which is pivotal to the sustainable development of the SADC region. Empowerment of women, elimination of discrimination and achievement of gender equality through gender responsive legislation, policies and programmes and projects are the main focus of the Protocol. As with all the other MDGs, the target year for achieving the set goals is 2015 and unfortunately it is here and a lot still needs to be done. On paper, the strategy is water-tight but the loopholes are in the implementation. The various SADC countries have had different fortunes at pushing towards achieving gender equality. Mauritius has been the shining light showing that it is possible to fully empower women. Mauritius has embarked on ambitious yet feasible programmes whose results are beginning to be seen. South Africa, the biggest economy in SADC is lagging behind in implementing gender equality main-streaming . . .
We are offering a course in culinary arts to allow aspiring foodies to explore their interest in the field of culinary arts. The team at The Hurst Campus have launched an exclusive Gap Year Course. This exciting Gap Year Course starts in July 2014 and will be tutored by our expert chefs and academic team who have many years of experience. We look to welcome students with loads of energy and a positive attitude to be a part of our 15 Month Advanced Food and Wine Diploma Course. We will develop your unique individual talent, culinary and baking skills. Applicants with an interest for global food preparation, culinary arts, hospitality, pastry, desserts and baking will enjoy this challenging gap year curriculum. The course is an ideal blend of academic and theoretical studies as well as lots of practical training. Our diploma is internationally accredited which will help you to secure quality employment opportunities in restaurants, hotels and hospitality. The hospitality and tourism industry in South Africa is expected to grow by 6% in the next year and our curriculum will ensure a long and successful career in this busy industry. We are a well-established culinary school and during the past 17 years we have helped many graduates to establish strong careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. The same applies for our Gap Year Course that is scheduled to start in July of this year. We look forward to welcoming passionate individuals who are destined for an exciting career in the culinary industry. Author: isha soni from The Hurst Campus. No of Images Uploaded: None More Info link: http://www.thehurstcampus.co.za/courses/gap-year-courses CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
One of the reliable firms that have gained prominence as a trustworthy interior company in Johannesburg is Blue Line Design. Even since its launch, the company has become the most desired service provider for clients who look for deadline oriented and tailor-made interior designing solutions. Blue Line Design is thus counted among the pioneer providers of high quality interior designers in Johannesburg. There is no second opinion to it that there was practically no looking back for the company post its launch in 1990. The vital aspects that makes the clients retain their loyalty towards Blue Line Design are a variety of services that it offers and the client friendly attitude. The commercial interiors designers at Blue Line Design ensure that whether it is refurbishment, or complete renovation, or provision of additional office space, or office designing consultation, or new building fit outs, the clients will get everything under one roof. Even more appreciable is that the company prioritizes client satisfaction above everything else. Thus, individual attention is given to each of the clients in order to understand their specific requirements. Blue Line Design also ensures that the entire interior designing project that ranges from the initial designing phase and ends with the final stage of project completion will be effectively managed by its team of experts. The satisfied clients report that they enjoy tension free service when they choose Blue Line Design over other competitors. Besides high quality services, the company also guarantees dedicated assistance to every client. It is welcoming for clients that the highly competent in-house staffs handle issues efficiently that arise from landlords, contractors and suppliers when they approach Blue Line Design for commercial interior designing services. To know more, kindly check the official link of Blue Line Design http://www.bluelinedesign.co.za About Blue Line Design Established in 1990, Blue Line . . .