Having lost to the EP Kings on Tuesday, a green South African Students side will be hoping for a better defensive effort when they take on Namibia in a one-off international rugby test in Windhoek on Saturday. Led by the University of Johannesburg’s Justin Wheeler, the newly assembled SA squad went down 36-19 in their warm-up match in Port Elizabeth. “We put up a solid attacking performance and just need to work a bit more on our defence,” said Wheeler. “They led 14-12 at half-time and it was quite close with 10 minutes to go. Then they got that last-minute try, which made the score-line seem more convincing. “We only had three practice sessions as a unit, but tried to implement some of the basics. I wouldn’t say we were happy with the outcome of the match, but we’ve taken something positive from it.” Wheeler said he felt they had fared particularly well up front against very physical opposition. The 24-year-old loose forward said he expected the second-ranked African side to play a more similar style of rugby to theirs. “I believe they’ll also be looking to play the ball wide. I think it will be a good match and spectators can expect to see running, attractive rugby.” Wheeler, who has turned out for the Lions in the Currie Cup and Super Rugby, said they were confident of getting the win if they could capitalise on every opportunity that came their way. “The guys will be playing their hearts out. Even though we’re a student side, we still have the Springbok on our chest, so we’ll be representing our country and doing our best.” The Transport Economics student said he was looking forward to coming up against fellow UJ players Worsie Kotze and Chrysander Engelbrecht. “They both played for Namibia in the last World Cup, so I’m looking forward to playing against them, knowing what tricks they have up their sleeves.” Team manager Michael “Moby” Dick, who is also from UJ, said South Africa’s northern neighbours were not to be taken . . .
As ek ’n rand gekry het vir elke keer wat iemand ’n stukkie “eenvoudige” beleggingsadvies kom vra het, sou ek seker nie nodig gehad het om nog self beleggings te doen nie. Eintlik is dit ’n eenvoudige versoek, maar mense verwag gewoonlik dat die antwoord ingewikkeld moet wees. Vooraanstaande kenners het immers al dik boeke oor dié onderwerp geskryf. My eenvoudige antwoord kom gewoonlik daarop neer dat ’n mens vroeg moet begin, tydgebonde mikpunte moet stel en moet diversifiseer. Iemand het eendag ’n wyse man gevra wanneer die beste tyd is om ’n boom te plant. Die antwoord was: “Twintig jaar gelede . . . en die naasbeste tyd is nou.” Dieselfde beginsel geld wanneer ’n mens beleggings doen. Maar voordat jy jou portefeulje begin saamstel, moet jy ’n duidelike onderskeid tussen beleggings en spekulasie tref. Ek hoor dikwels mense sê hulle belê in eiendom, maar eintlik is hulle aan ’t spekuleer – ’n neiging wat die afgelope dekade of wat toegeneem het. Party mense koop en verkoop eiendom in die hoop dat hulle gou-gou ’n stewige wins sal maak, maar na regte hoort eiendom in ’n bepaalde bateklas wat, geskiedkundig beskou, ’n bestendige opbrengs oor ’n lang tydperk verskaf. ’n Ander manier waarop ’n mens in eiendom kan belê, is deur genoteerde eiendomsaandele te koop. Dit is ook langtermynbeleggings, met die voordeel dat jou geld in krisistye geredelik beskikbaar is. ’n Bateklas kan beskryf word as ’n stel verwante beleggings met soortgelyke risiko- en opbrengskenmerke. Kontant (geldmark, bankdeposito’s ens) is een bateklas. Daarteenoor kry jy effekte, aandele en, natuurlik, eiendom. Alle bateklasse het soortgelyke risikovlakke en reageer op dieselfde manier op wisselende marktoestande. Wanneer ons van diversifisering praat, verwys ons na verskillende bateklasse, soos hierbo uitgelê. ’n Ander aspek wat in aanmerking geneem moet word, is likiditeit. Met ander woorde: hoe maklik bekombaar is jou geld? Ek het al gehoor mense sê hulle sal ’n . . .
CAPE TOWN JUNE 2012 – Restaurant and food lovers are now able to turn to their phones for assistance in choosing a restaurant, when Eat Out, South Africa’s most definitive and credible restaurant guide, goes live with a smart phone app. Telmap, pioneers in mobile location-based services, will partner with New Media for the integration of its Eat Out brand into the Telmap Mobile Location Companion. Eat Out is accessible via a variety of media channels. At the centre of the brand is the website, supported by a weekly e-newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, an annual glossy magazine and the much-anticipated Eat Out Restaurant Awards held in November of each year. The website lists over 3,500 restaurants in cities and towns in all nine provinces. Users of the Telmap powered Cell C Xplorer can now access Eat Out’s useful and reliable content on Blackberry devices at no cost, with availability on Android devices just around the corner. Eat Out information can either be accessed through a dedicated widget on the home screen of the Cell C Xplorer, on the unique widgets carousel or in the search results, when there are relevant search results coming from the Eat Out database. Restaurants can be searched for by name or food type such as Italian, Indian, Seafood, etc. Once a restaurant is selected, the information provided includes details about the restaurant, including address and professional and/or reader reviews from Eat Out. Users can then initiate a navigation session (drive/walk) to the destination. The Eat Out brand launched in 1998 and is the gold standard of the South African culinary industry. With a heritage in celebrating excellence, Eat Out carries the highest credibility amongst chefs, restaurateurs and the South African food loving public. Eat Out users are keen foodies who are social and enjoy eating out with friends, family or business associates. Partnering Eat Out with Telmap increases the number of platforms on which Eat Out is . . .
HEINEKEN® and MACSTANLEY frontman, Andy Mac, have once again teamed up to bring the iconic music sensation, HEINEKEN® Symphonic Rocks to the South African music scene massive. Following the runaway success of the 2010 and 2011 event, this year’s eagerly anticipated show promises to deliver even more excitement, entertainment and, of course, pure unbridled talent. Ticket sales open this week, offering the first peak at a show-stopping line-up. HEINEKEN® Symphonic Rocks is a world class, cross-genre live music show ranging from rock to pop, adult contemporary, R&B, hip hop, electro and soul, all set against the breath-taking onstage backing of a 65-piece symphonic orchestra. The impressive list of artists this year includes award-winning MiCasa and Zahara, fresh from their successes at the 2012 SAMA’s; Tumi & the Volume, Freshly Ground’s Zolani and Just Jinjer’s Ard Matthews, all of whom wowed audiences at the show last year; as well as the soulful ChianoSky and pop-rock band MACSTANLEY, back on tour after recording their third, soon-to-be-released album. In addition, the 2012 show will also offer unique performances from the multi-award winning Van Coke Cartel and Afrikaans Rock superstars F*ofpolisiekar; electro-pop singing sensation, Toya Delazy; and finally, popular rock hit-makers, aKing. The audience can expect to hear a range of almost 30 hit songs, each painstakingly rearranged by John Walton from the Cape Town Pops Orchestra. Each band or singer will be backed by 22 violins, 8 violas, 6 cellos, 4 double bases and a harp, and that’s just the string section! Also on stage will be full woodwind, brass and percussion sections. Mac had spent six years working on the concept for the show which became a reality in 2010 when HEINEKEN® came on board. “HEINEKEN® Symphonic Rocks is a marriage between current cutting-edge music and the incredible pitch perfect depth and richness of a traditional orchestra. The collaboration produces an intensity of . . .
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 . . .
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] . . .
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 . . .
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] . . .