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Join us on SUNDAY 31 JANUARY for the launch of AUDIO INPUT! Audio Input is a platform for music producers, live electronic performance, and a space for music lovers and appreciators to gather. We’re bringing out music for your soul, beats with feeling and live from the creators. Along with some of the most groundbreaking producers and performers our country has to offer, we’re also providing a platform for those producers out there who want to test their beats on a club system. PRODUCERS!!.. This is for you, bring those mixdowns!! We’re kicking things off early at 5pm, so come and join us for sundowners overlooking an oddly peaceful long street with plenty of parking! (Sunday). It’s FREE entry from 5-6pm, so come and support those producers playing their tracks and have a drink on the balcony. At 7pm we’ll feature a local only playlist curated by a legend of the scene, an insight into what South African tracks have influenced or stood out to them. There is a massive amount of good music that has come out of this country! After that we’re bringing you a live electronic performance from one of our countries best. It’s gonna be MIDI galore up in here, and analogue synths will frequently make a showing… By 9pm the first of three featured DJs steps up to give you a set of their favourite tracks! This could be in genres they’re know for or not, from classics to unreleased and rare gems, expect to hear some tracks you’ve never heard them play before! ..:: LINE UP ::.. LOCAL PLAYLIST (Curated by CULT OF MAYBE) GRIMEHOUSE LEEU (Live Electronic Set) BIG HATE RVWR REBELCLEF ..::PRODUCERS LISTENING SESSION::.. -----------------------5-7PM------------------------ Grimehouse LEEU Rvwr RebelClef Big Hate TehSynes Sumo Jac Hawkward Beat Sampras Broken Transient CHROME STROBES TheBanktella BEARDUR Semel's Unite Yung Frankenstein Gudy The Kid +more... The event will happen 2 Sundays a month so keep an eye out for future dates at . . .
With the significant shortage of skilled labour in South Africa, especially within the hospitality sector, BON Hotels has adopted a unique approach to filling vacant positions at their hotels. BON Hotel Shelley Point launched the Casual Pool Initiative in October 2015 to educate and develop people from the local community, providing on-site experience and knowledge, thereby creating a pool of skilled individuals from which the hotel can source employees to fill various positions that become available. Brenda Diedericks, Group Human Resources & Training Director for BON Hotels states that for hoteliers on the West Coast a major concern is the lack of experienced or qualified applicants to fill vacancies – the community has limited access schools and training facilities, let alone capital, so the Casual Pool Initiative is offered free of charge to all successful applicants who have been interviewed by the General Manager. Experience is not a pre-requisite; however they do consider more favourably candidates who have a senior certificate – and, more importantly, who show a real interest in the industry and a willingness to learn. Typically they will look at applicants between the ages of 18 and 30, but will not turn away promising candidates who are older. The Pool consists of 20 to 30 members who go on a two-week training schedule that allows them to experience the hotel from a guest perspective as well as working in all departments – kitchen, housekeeping, reception and restaurant. On completion of the course all candidates receive a certificate, along with testimonials from management, to assist them in acquiring work elsewhere, if the hotel has no vacancies available at that time. “We already have two permanent staff working with us from the Casual Pool Initiative who continue to grow and show enormous potential – we are very proud,” says Petrus Munro, General Manager at BON Hotel Shelley Point. CEO of BON Hotels, Guy Stehlik, says that this initiative . . .
South Africa’s future lies on the shoulders of a generation that has been subjected to inefficiencies and shortfalls in both educational support and career guidance. There are simply not enough jobs available to create economic growth, so, in order to fuel the country’s economy, it is imperative that the youth are equipped with the tools and know-how to become entrepreneurial power-houses, creating the streams of income that the previous generations have failed to provide. It is into this void that the innovative new concept, EvenMe, has entered, providing a platform for the youth to interact, connect and learn. It offers informative sections on: • Free online learning in everything from History to Computer Sciences • Links to every major online jobs portal that SA has to offer • Fantastic motivational talks on entrepreneurship • Essential tips and advice to help you make the best career choices • Links to all the Varsity Sports pages and the Varsity Sports app • Music from our very awesome music ambassador A.C.E. • FREE downloads of Microsoft products to compile CV’s, portfolios and business plans • Links to our competitions where you could win some really cool stuff Three years in the making, EvenMe is the brainchild of Corporate Fundamentals owner and founder, Jill Young, and her business partner Russel Brand, the ‘idea-ologist’ on the platform. “When I was retrenched a few years back, I decided to go out and do something on my own,” explains Young. “I realised how hard it is to get guidance and information as an entrepreneur and how difficult it is to find the right information that’s of relevance and presented in a simple, exciting and meaningful format to assist entrepreneurs.” Young’s palpable energy and enthusiasm are matched by that of Brand, who brings his own experience and business acumen into the mix. “We want to give the youth – or in fact anyone – the tools to help them be whatever and whoever they want to be, to give them a . . .
What better way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday than playing fives football and raising money to help Big Issue vendors change their lives? The Big Issue and the Fair Cape Cares Trust have teamed up to raise money for education and training bursaries for Big Issue vendors. “Every year, we raise funds for the further education of some of our vendors,” said Derek Carelse, acting MD of the Big Issue. “The Big Issue is a hand up, not a hand out, and this is one area where you can really see that core principle of who we are in action. “When the Fair Cape Cares Trust offered to host a Five-a-Side tournament to raise funds for us, we jumped at the chance,” he said. “It is such a great way to raise the R50 000 we need for our Social Development Bursary Fund. We’ll be entering a vendors’ team, and we really encourage companies and individuals to also enter. Our slogan is “change is in your pocket” and now change can be in your soccer boots too.” With R10 000 prize money going to the winning team, the competition between the 32 teams is sure to be fierce. The competition will run on a ‘world cup’ format, with eight groups of four teams. The winning team from each group will go through to the next round until the last team standing will collect its prize. The event will be held at Fives Futbol at Century City on Sunday April 17th. The first match will kick off at 10am, and the final will be held at 3pm. “It’s highly competitive, but lots of fun,” said Louis Loubser, Chief Marketing Officer at Fair Cape Dairies. “With only 10 minutes per game, this is a sport that can be enjoyed by all, so it is a perfect opportunity for companies, families or friends to enter.” The heart of The Big Issue operation is the Social Development Department which offer self-employed vendors and their families access to guidance counselling and social support services. The Vendor Training and Development programme aims to equip vendors to move on into the formal job market . . .
Rushaan Toefy Financial Services can be regarded as one of the best accounting firms in Cape Town. They take care of all your financial compliance related needs, thereby allowing you to focus on your main business. RTFS provides a wide range of services that are a class apart. The main services that are provided by RTFS include administrative, accounting and audit services. Bookkeeping service is provided by RTFS, according to the client’s needs. It is important that you keep all the financial activity records of your business in terms of the Companies Act and Close Corporation Act. The bookkeeping service includes stock item maintenance, project cost tracking, debtors and creditors monitoring and many more. RTFS offers company registration services in Cape Town that include registration of new companies, amendments to existing company registration such as changes in ownership, submission of updated Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI), submission of annual returns to CIPC etc. If you have any queries about your company registration, feel free to ask the designated staff of RTFS. It is mandatory for all the companies and organisations employing staff to be registered with the Department of Labour. The company needs to provide submissions to the Department of Labour which include monthly UIF submissions, COIDA (WCA) annual returns etc. COIDA annual returns ensure that the employees of the company can claim “on-the-job-injuries” from the department. RTFS has the best labour law consultants in Cape Town who can help you in understanding the law. When you are working under a company, you have the right to receive a payslip- monthly, weekly or fortnightly. RTFS offers best payroll services and other payroll related tasks such as payslips, annual IRP5 to staff, loading payroll amounts on Electronic Business Banking per payroll, monthly UIF submissions to Department of Labour, staff individual annual income tax submission and many more. RTFS assists in the SARS . . .
South Africa is a country extremely sensitive to race. Race is what divides us according to who we associate with, where we live, who we vote for and our immediate first impressions of people that we deal with. All South Africans carry the baggage of a devastating shared past that continues to be a huge stumbling block to the success of an incredible nation. For decades we were conditioned to think in terms of our skin colour. Apartheid preached that persons of colour were inferior. Such was the iron grip of the Nationalist Party on the media that privileged white South Africans were not reminded on a daily basis of the crime happening in their own neighbourhoods - job reservation, inferior education, economic hardship and daily persecution of our fellow citizens continued in a mad rush to certain ruin. It was state television, during the 16 June 1976 Soweto riots, that allowed ordinary South Africans a glimpse of the groundswell of resistance against an ever oppressive government and which could have been the opening of the door that led to the release of political prisoners, the unbanning of the ANC and Communist Party, the release of Nelson Mandela and, finally, true democracy in 1994. We, as citizens have been a little bit tardy since then and have allowed our politicians, media and business to slip back into undemocratic and divisive ways. We are now constantly bombarded with divisive language as politicians try to score points by calling everyone out for being racist. The number of taboo words increases and the media have rushed to the party by further increasing the publicity that these politicians crave as we rush towards another crucial set of municipal elections in 2016. We need a movement, a groundswell of ordinary citizens that will say; "Enough - I love my neighbour, I love my country and I refuse to allow anyone to continue promoting this artificial division." The first part of the pledge to go Race Free is; "You pledge to not . . .
Vacuum and Fluid Technology is a sluice gate manufacturer and engineering firm that specialises in building pipes and other similar drawing and disposal equipment for use in the fields of water and waste management. Almost all their products are made from stainless steel, carbon steel or Duplex materials, and they boast of ultra-reliability and easy-to-configure-and-manage parts and systems. Apart from steel pipes, they make pipes from plastic and other composite materials, and aside from pipes they manufacture tanks, vessels and skid or packaged units. They are suppliers of stainless steel pipes; serve both private housing and the industrial sector, and the firm has gained a reputation of high credibility in terms of quality offered; especially fool-proof anti-corrosion facilities. A wide range of operating arrangements are on the shelf, including hand wheel operated, hand wheel via gearbox, electrically actuated and pneumatically actuated piping. The hand wheel force required is normally below 150N unless specified otherwise. The LRS (Leakage Rate Standards) leakage rates are superior to the ones specified according to the AWWA C5.01. Should specific leakage rates be specified, units are designed and supplied to suit. Their most prominent services include: Sale of new equipment and recycling of old/used ones, system design, pump type selection, performance testing of connector apparatus, installation and on-site upgrade, turnkey supply, installation upgrade and even medical installations. Their Gardner Denver units are well-tested out in factory appliances, as are all re-manufactured units, and come with 24 and 12 months’ warranty respectively. DG pumps are energy-efficient and are programmed to reduce water and electricity consumption, and the firm avails of trained technical personnel to help out with the commissioning and re-commissioning of the equipment as and when required on the spot. Every unit is application-specific and construction materials are . . .
De La Porte Property Group is a property management company in the greater Cape Town area that offers comprehensive sales, leasing, and property management services. Their Property Management Division caters to the commercial, residential, and industrial property market. Their Sales and Leasing Division specialises in the commercial and industrial property market.DLP has great insight into the local property market and the various players in the Cape Town and South African property market. DLP was established in 1998 by Jonty de la Porte, who is the managing director, and has 21 years of experience in the property management industry. From the offices that are meant for sale to the ones that are leased on rent, De La Porte offers every sort of location and size to appeal to a wide range of buyers. Their website has the ‘Property Search’ option in the middle of the horizontal menu bar. It features: Featured Properties, Commercial for Sale, Industrial for Sale, Commercial to Let, Industrial to Let, Business and Industrial Parks and Vacant Land. There’s also an option to check out area profiles of the various locations the properties are situated in. As far as their property management services are concerned, the ‘freehold’ section features services such as: Marketing and letting of space/building, collection of rent, legal management, cash flow management, maintenance, facilities management and regular financial reporting, among others. On the other hand, the ‘sectional title’ part includes adding value to the Sectional Title/Property Owner Association scheme of a property owner and managing the assets effectively. De La Porte serves both the owners of individual properties and those that own a chain or host of buildings/spaces. The group uses Nicor, a high-ranked property management software system to enhance the capital appreciation of property and administer it successfully, including taking care of accounts. Their services are efficient; time, cost and . . .
For the past three years, Longridge Wine Estate has added an unforgettable event as a prelude to the annual Stellenbosch Wine Festival by hosting an exquisitely elegant gala dinner in the streets of Stellenbosch. On Wednesday, 27 January, guests will once again have the opportunity to be part of the magic as Plein Street in front of the historic town hall is transformed into an enchanting open-air dining room with live music and an incredible five-course gourmet dinner matched sensationally with five wines from the celebrated Longridge wine portfolio. This fine-dining experience will be exclusively prepared for only 300 guests, who will be able to dance the night away under the lush oak trees and star-lit African skies. On arrival, guests will be welcomed with a glass of Longridge Brut Rosé or Blanc de Blanc bubbly and canapés of fresh oysters with rose vinegar, chilled watermelon soup, spicy Cape Malay beef samosas and herb tempura. For the first course, guests will enjoy an oven roasted tomato tart with caramelised onions, soft Galbani mozzarella, calamata and caper tapenade tossed with organic greens from the Longridge restaurant kitchen and balsamic syrup served with a special pre-release surprise. A sublime white blend The Emily will accompany the second course of cured local Helderberg Mountain trout with nuances of dill, pepper and lemon, topped with a Dijon mustard and honey mayonnaise. The third course is a symphony of pan-fried beef fillet topped with a gourmet terrine of slow roasted beef cheeks, beef tongue, sweetbreads and finely chopped veal liver enhanced with flavours of grain mustard and finished with a rich red wine jus. Served on a potato and leek dauphinoise with steamed fresh green vegetables and a cinnamon infused pumpkin fritter, it is the perfect partner to the luscious 2012 Longridge Cabernet Sauvignon. A delectable roasted peach and almond frangipani served with Galbani mascarpone and fynbos honey and the celebrated 2009 . . .