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 . . .
A reader who is contemplating purchasing a farm has approached the Property Poser panel. Wisely, he has done a little homework and requested a copy of the title deeds to determine whether they contain anything that might be prejudicial to him should he proceed with his intended purchase. The reader explains that a third party has a usufruct, registered against the title deed, over an undeveloped portion of the farm. Other than noting the existence of this usufruct and the identity of the holder, no further details are recorded. He would like to know what the rights of the holder of the usufruct are and, more specifically, whether the usufruct entitles the holder to build on the land. This would be an important consideration should the reader intend farming the land. A usufruct is what is known as a limited real right, says Grant Hill of Miller Bosman Le Roux Attorneys in Somerset West, Cape Town. "It is limited in the sense that it does not comprise a complete bundle of rights as one would have, for example, with unencumbered ownership." Hill says a usufruct entitles the holder to the use and enjoyment of the burdened property as if he or she were the owner. "But the holder cannot alienate the affected property without the consent of the owner of the bare dominium, which is the part that remains once the rights of the holder are taken out." The usufruct attaches to the holder thereof and is inalienable, other than in an instance where the titleholder of the land and the holder of the usufruct act jointly in the sale of the land to a third party purchaser, says Hill. The holder should use the property falling under the usufruct for the purpose the rights were granted, says Schalk van der Merwe from Rawson Properties in Somerset West. "If the holder of the usufruct won't part with the right, the reader should consider approaching him or her to lease the rights under the usufruct and in that way recover full access to the land . . .
African EduWeek 2014 returns to Johannesburg as matric results continue to raise questions “Our educators are the most central element in improving the education system, and they must have access to relevant training to develop and equip their learners with the tools required to succeed in professional and further education environments.” This is according to Tanya Jackman, event director of the annual African EduWeek. She states: “In the wake of the recently published matric results, the quality of education and indeed of teachers is coming under increased scrutiny as critics cite low pass requirements (30%) and simplified exams, not educational progression, as the key determinant in the results. As 78.2% of Matric students passed, questions remain as to whether the quality of education learners receive is high enough.” “This simply has to change” African EduWeek returns to Johannesburg from 10-11 July at the Sandton International Convention Centre and this year’s theme is “Empowering teachers to deliver quality education everywhere”. Says Tanya Jackman: “there could not have been a clearer illustration of the need for EduWeek than the matric results we have seen, and responses we are hearing from the education community. Learners are leaving school without the necessary tools to succeed, as we see with the high dropout rates from universities and youth unemployment, and this simply has to change.” Largest platform of its kind African EduWeek forms the largest meeting and trading platform of its kind on the continent for everyone who is passionate about improving the standard of education in Africa. The conference will focus on topics such as empowering teachers, strengthening school leadership, using ICT skills to enhance teaching and learning, improving FET colleges and the role of technology in the classroom. The event also offers teachers free, practical courses to improve their classroom and technical skills. For 2014, African EduWeek has taken . . .
Abela Africa Medical announced the launch of the Signos RT hand-held ultrasound device for the Southern African market. Manufactured in Australia by Signostics, The Signos RT brings advanced imaging capabilities right to the patient or bedside. It can help clinicians to visually assess a patient efficiently and immediately for a rapid diagnosis that can improve health at an affordable price. “From humble beginnings, Signostics has already enjoyed tremendous success and is now on the verge of becoming a worldwide leader in fast and affordable point-of-care medical devices,The next-generation Signos RT has the potential to change the future of medicine and allow physicians to see more and do more anywhere at any time.” Signostics Chairman, Raymond Spencer. Since its launch, the Signos has been widely distributed among rural and respiratory physicians, physiotherapists, continence nurses and palliative care specialists, as well as companion animal veterinarians. The product is helping medical practitioners to visually assess a patient’s internal anatomy more efficiently than ever before, with the latest innovative technology enabling rapid production of high resolution images to assist clinicians diagnose patients and improve health at a much more affordable price. Signos RT is an easy-to-use personal ultrasound device that can be easily carried in a lab coat or worn like a stethoscope for real-time patient diagnosis at the point of care—in triage situations, outpatient/office, or on any hospital bed floor. Providing high image quality, this durable palm-sized device weights less than 14 ounces and offers B-mode, M-mode, Doppler, and simple to access presets. Ideal for a broad range of applications—including fetal/pregnancy assessments, and abdominal, lung and pelvic examinations—the device can be used as a stand-alone ultrasound system or plugged into a Windows-based PC, laptop or tablet for the flexibility of a larger display. All devices come standard . . .
January 6, 2014 Newgen South Africa is proud to help families and Business with financial security. NewGen, has been offering Life Insurance Products in South Africa since 1986, is proud to announce the launch of this next generation web site, welcomes visitors with a clean, uncluttered content design, optimized to use on mobile devices and tablets. The website is designed and created by Data2save South Africa www.NewGenOnline.co.za Our content focus on our mission to provide our clients, with the most accurate Insurance product Information in an “easy to understand”, format. NewGen markets the following Products: Life; disability and dread disease assurance Funeral plans Retirement plans; especially the DRO Income protection Wills We have contracts with: Discovery Life Discovery Invest Discovery Health Discovery Insure Vitality We serve customers through-out South Africa, and we specialize in serving customers in these towns in Johannesburg: Roodepoort, Krugersdorp, Soweto, Alberton, Randburg For more details, we invite you to visit our new http://www.newgenonline.co.za website. For Website design and Hosting http://www.data2save.co.za Author: Erik Vanderlaan from Data2save South Africa. No of Images Uploaded: None More Info link: http://www.newgenonline.co.za/home.aspx Twitter: https://twitter.com/data2save Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/data2saveagility Submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Bubbles and Braai usher in month of love Wine and food pairing is an art and matching bubbly to a braai is certainly one of the more unusual culinary innovations that the Grande Roche Hotel has perfected. This popular event returns on 1 February, 2014 and welcomes the month of love. And who doesnot love a glass of our very own Cape Bubbles – the toast to every occasion. Paired with South Africa’s famous cooking tradition this is an evening of unusual and sensory tastes. Executive Chef, Roland Gorgosilich, and his team use their culinary skills to conjure up a veritable feast of delectable seafood, traditional steaks and much more accompanied by a range of traditional salads and deliciously different side dishes. Using their creative talents this is an evening that you won’t want to miss as you are introduced to the sizzling sensations of the braai and some glorious bubbles. The lawns of the hotel will be transformed into a ‘Bubbly wine route’ that will definitely tingle the tastebuds and set the tone for the evening ahead. At this event guests will be able to enjoy both an Italian Prosecco range and a South African range of Methode Cap Classique wines. The superb wine making skills of Bottega, the Italian producer of Prosecco, will be showcased. Prosecco is an aromatic vine stock which gives origin to a kind of wine which expresses happiness and poetry and, with names like gold, black and diamond,this unique range will certainly be savoured. Closer to home, the.Domaine des Dieux boutique winery in the Hemel-en-Aarde region, offers a pink and a white MCC. Add to this, female winemaker Melissa Nelsen’s delightful Genevieve MCC, and the bubbles will be flowing as guests enjoy the tasty treats from the braai. The evening will be both informal and informative as guests get the opportunity to meet the winemakers while enjoying the finely crafted sparkling wines. As an added attraction guests will enjoy the golden voice of internationally acclaimed . . .
Johnny Clegg Johnny Clegg is a dancer, anthropologist, singer, songwriter, academic, activist and French knight. Whilst all of these tags are fitting, none of them can accurately describe the energetic, passionate human being who has become one of South Africa's greatest musical exports. He has campaigned against the injustice of apartheid South Africa and been instrumental in putting the new South Africa on the map as a cultural ambassador. Clegg is an icon of South African music. Tickets available at: www.webtickets.co.za Ticket Prices: Adult R145 Youth (6-21yrs) with ID R115 Botanical society members with card R125 Venue: Kirstenbosch Gardens Time: Gates open at 16:00, concert 17:30-19:00 Date: 19 January 2014 Author: Carmen Casey from . No of Images Uploaded: One More Info link: http://www.webtickets.co.za Twitter: Facebook: Johnny Clegg. Submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World will be pulling out all the stops as it prepares to become the official home of cycling in Port Elizabeth for the weekend of The Herald VW Cycle Tour. With just under a month to go, general manager Brett Hoppé said everything was in place to ensure that the facilities would be ready for the influx of riders and supporters from January 31 to February 2. "We were happy to welcome the tour in 2013 as one of the first major events to be hosted in our new international convention centre," said Hoppé. "In 2014 we will be in top gear to help the organisers make it the best event in the 29-year history of the cycle tour." He said all Saturday and Sunday's road races would start and finish across the road at the Hobie Beach race village, with many of the activities spilling over onto the lawns at The Boardwalk. Event organiser Linda Harwood said the international convention centre's exhibition level would once again host the registration and expo on Friday (9am to 7pm) and Saturday (9am to 3pm). She said riders could look forward to an interactive family experience with a coffee and snack bar, complementary physiotherapy massage service and kids' play area. "At registration, the emcee will be conducting live interviews with top riders who will be giving their insights on the race as well as tips for participants." Harwood said more than 30 exhibitors would showcase their cycling related products and services at the expo. Exhibitors include sporting apparel and eyewear brands, cycle shops, nutritional products, cycling accessories, fitness and medical services, as well as tourism and trail ride entities. One of the major highlights of the weekend will be multiple South African mountain bike trials champion Dylan Victor, who is set to entertain the crowds with a heart-stopping display of stunt riding. "Dylan will showcase his skills throughout the day in a specially demarcated demonstration area . . .
For the purposes of this exercise we had a look at the Top 15 viewed YouTube videos with a Port Elizabeth 'connection' that were uploaded during 2013. Mindful of the fact that many would have been uploaded early in the year we also created a trendline for each of the Top 15 by creating a weight for each. This was done by dividing the number of views by the number of weeks that each has been available for during 2013. For example a video that was published 6 months ago received a weighting of 25.98 (6 x 4.33). The Top 15 trending Port Elizabeth YouTube videos for 2013 were: SOUTH AFRICA: Somalian stoned to death, by SomaliArchive, uploaded 7 months ago with 127,698 views and a trend weighting of 4213.06. World of Rugby Sevens honours Nelson Mandela in Port Elizabeth, by irb, 4 weeks ago with 16,672 views and a trend weighting of 4168. Last two Overs Pakistan vs South Africa 2nd odi 27 Nov 2013 -PAK VS SA 2nd ODI Last Over, by khan king, uploaded 1 month ago with 12,272 views and a trend weighting of 2834.18. Dutch shock Brazilian favourites, by FIFATV, uploaded 10 months ago with 85,864 views and a trend weighting of 1983.00. Zahara and Mzwakhe Mbuli - Tribute to Nelson Mandela, uploaded by Alan Straton 3 weeks ago with 5,552 views and a trend weighting of 1850.66. SA vs PAK 2nd ODI Port Elizabeth | Full Highlights | HD, by GlobalSports HD, uploaded 1 month ago with 7,179 views and a trend weighting of 1657.96. Samoa vs. Fiji (IRB Sevens South Africa 2013., uploaded by NZAUTV Rugby Union 4 weeks ago with 5,592 views and a trend weighting of 1398. Somali man stoned to death: WARNING EXTREMELY GRAPHIC, by Bill Omar, uploaded 7 months ago with 17,727 views and a trend weighting of 584.85. Hitler Reacts to PE Colour Run, uploaded by Port Elizabeth 4 months ago with 5,681 views and a trend weighting of 328.00. GoPro: SSSsummer, by Jimmy Baillie, uploaded 11 months ago with 15,155 views and a trend weighting of 318.18. NMMU Mass Line Dance, by . . .