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A tenant has approached the Property Poser experts about how to deal with a particularly difficult and unjust landlord. The reader explains that her problems began shortly after taking occupation of the rental property in February this year. It seems that the landlord presented her with a lease agreement for her to sign but the agreement was defective. It stated that the reader would pay no deposit when, in actual fact, she had paid a deposit commensurate with a month's rental. At the landlord's request, the deposit was paid to the previous tenant, presumably to repay that tenant's deposit on his behalf. The previous tenant acknowledged receipt of this payment. When the reader reminded the landlord of the direct payment, he undertook to correct the lease but this was never done. The situation outlined by the reader is clearly in contravention of the Rental Housing Act, says Schalk van der Merwe from Rawson Properties in Somerset West, Cape Town. "The Act requires the landlord to accept the deposit from the tenant and hold it in an interest-bearing account for the tenant's benefit." Van der Merwe says the deposit should then be refunded with interest at the termination of the lease. "The reader acknowledges that she paid her rental late on one occasion but paid an additional 10 per cent penalty, despite this not being noted in the lease agreement." Van der Merwe says she also mentions, tongue in cheek, that the landlord did not have any objections to her paying two months' rental in advance. So it was a surprise when the landlord telephoned her one day, in the middle of the month, and demanded that she pay her rental, due at the end of the month, the very next day. If the tenant did not comply, he said she would have to vacate the property at the end of the month and forfeit her deposit. She now asks what she can do about the latest problem. According to Grant Hill of Miller Bosman Le Roux Attorneys in Somerset West, the . . .
Uitenhage-based Volkswagen Group South Africa announced its backing of the Eastern Cape's premier cycling event for the 10th year running yesterday. The 2014 edition of The Herald VW Cycle Tour – the 29th in total – takes place in Port Elizabeth and Addo on February 1 and 2. According to group communications general manager Matt Gennrich, the automotive manufacturer is proud to have been associated with the cycle tour for the past decade. "This premier cycling event is the biggest in our region and thousands of participants from around the country eagerly await the next tour due to the scenic nature and challenge of the event." "Importantly, the organisation and running of the cycle tour is of the highest professional standard and, with our co-sponsors, we believe that this event is worthy of support." Also coming on board as a premium sponsor this year will be the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency. Chief marketing officer for The Herald, Justin Peel, said the event's website would go live today (Wednesday), including the online entry portal. "Additional information and manual entries will be available at local bike stores in Nelson Mandela Bay within the next few weeks." Peel said cyclists could once again look forward to the full complement of road and off-road distances, with the 106km Classic and 80km Extreme mountain bike challenge heading the line-up. The Ultimate Quest category, which was introduced last year, would once again be on offer for those riders hoping to master both the road and mountain bike feature races, said Peel. "The Ultimate Quest was extremely well received last year. It exceeded our expectations and we predict the 2014 event will attract just as much interest if not more." The male and female winners of this category will be rewarded for their exertions with R5 000 each in prize money. With a total competitive prize purse of R115 000 and over R100 000 worth of lucky draw prizes – including GT bikes . . .
23 October 2013 - The Fifth Edition of Best Lawyers in South Africa has been released and Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s lawyers are featured prominently in the list. Most notably, Attie Pretorius, Director and Head of our Real Estate Practice, has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Johannesburg Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year." In addition, David Thompson, Director and Cape Regional Head of the Corporate and Commercial practice, has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Cape Town Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year." It was also announced at the same time that Chris Ewing, Chairman and Director in Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s Corporate and Commercial Practice, will join the international Advisory Board of Best Lawyers. According to bestlawyers.com, for a lawyer to be included in the best lawyers list, they must first be nominated, then their name appears on a ballot for a specific practice area and geographical region. Pending positive evaluation, and good standing with the Bar Association, they may be included in the Best Lawyers list. Seven directors in Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr’s Cape office were included in the Best Lawyers List and 27 lawyers from the firm’s Johannesburg office were included. Ends More Info link:: http://www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com/en/contact/ Twitter: @DLACDH Facebook: https://facebook.com/DLACDH YouTube: Author: Angela Graham from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. . . .
MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION Underwriting career pathway developed by COMMRISK for Learnership graduates An Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA) pilot learnership has paid huge dividends for both a learner and an employer. This has resulted in a win-win situation for both Mr Phalatse Rangata and a Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME) called COMMRISK Insurance Brokers (COMMRISK). After completing a 12-month learnership programme for SMMEs in 2012, Mr Rangata is now an intern, and a potential permanent employee with COMMRISK. He commends the learnership, in which he acquired an NQF Level 4 qualification. Ms Sandra Dunn, Chief Executive Officer of INSETA says, “It is our vision to train and empower matriculants, who have not received any tertiary education. INSETA provides a monthly stipend to learnership recipients, who gain valuable work experience and then acquire much needed skills for the insurance sector.” Mr Dave Hill of COMMRISK adds, “As underwriting skills have become rare and thus costly over the past few decades, our company resolved to start a long-term plan of acquiring and developing our own underwriting staff. COMMRISK realised that INSETA’s SMME learnership programme aligned well with our own and decided to use it.” COMMRISK identified Mr Rangata as a prospective asset to their business and offered him and his colleague, Ms Refilwe Nyathi, internships as in-house underwriters. The process of becoming an underwriter takes five years. Both Mr Rangata and Ms Refilwe Nyathi, shall be offered permanent employment positions upon the completion of their internships. Mr Rangata has been training as an underwriter for a year and a half, and was assigned a mentor who has trained him on COMMRISK’s products. Mr Rangata believes he was chosen because of his passion for the job. “I showed the hunger to learn. I had at last found something that could improve my situation. I must have impressed the COMMRISK . . .
New Website Improves Access to Healthcare Cape Town, 22 October 2013 - For most South Africans, finding a new Doctor that is competent, caring and close by is very difficult. Asking around often proves pointless; online directories only supply contact details and doctors with practice websites aren’t necessarily great doctors. In fact, with online reviews and recommendations, there’s far more transparency in the restaurant business than there is in the medical industry. And even when a patient decides to take the leap of faith - getting an appointment can prove tedious and frustrating. Remember when one had to phone several travel agencies just to book a flight? It often took longer to book the flight than it did to actually fly to the destination. And yet that’s still how most South Africans book doctors appointments today. Only recently, have sites like RecoMed hit our shores. Modelled on systems used in America and Europe, RecoMed quite literally takes the pain out of finding and booking a doctor appointment. After filtering for suburb and specialty a patient can instantly book an appointment with their doctor of choice. This service is available 24 hours a day and is completely free. This is an important step toward transparency. Not only can patients see the practices’ location, opening hours, the doctors’ qualifications or even languages spoken but after attending appointments patients can post reviews of their experiences for others to read. Users can now compare practitioners and make informed decisions without the need to rummage through different forums and practice web pages. The arrival of RecoMed is part of a powerful trend. Recently, South Africans have seen a number of convenient booking services pop up: Restaurant tables can be booked online via services like Table Magic and transport can be arranged via companies like Uber. Ev Williams, founder of Twitter summarizes it well: “We often think the Internet enables you to do new things. . . .
There’s triple the fun this New Year’s Eve as three of South Africa’s top performers – Goldfish, Yoav and Tailor hit the stage at Kirstenbosch for a celebration you won’t want to miss. New Year’s Eve is a time to share with friends and family and where better than at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, under African skies. And what better way to welcome in the New Year than with these talented musicians. Tailor will open the show. Pinning her down to a single style is impossible. Musically, she moves effortlessly from modern folk to blues-rock to pure pop and soul. Songs can be rich and cinematic or simple and sparse. Vocally, Tailor is as versatile and hints of Patti Smith and PJ Harvey show in her rock songs, but also of Feist, Florence Welch, Ellie Goulding and Kate Bush. On the South African Music Scene website, her debut album “Dark Horse” was described as “utter unique brilliance”, so New Year revellers are in for a real treat. Singer-songwriter Yoav has the unique ability to create a phenomenal spectrum of sound that transcends genre, resulting in a one-man sonic showdown. Using his acoustic guitar and a constantly mutating live looping setup, Yoav’s distinctive sound and multi-layered songs have connected with audiences everywhere. His debut album, Charmed and Strange (2008), had an extraordinary effect on people around the world. Since its release, he has been on a journey of sold-out headline shows in Canada, the US and Europe. The electronic duo of Goldfish is one of South Africa’s favourite live acts. With vast international experience, they have just returned from another residency in Ibiza as well as many sold-out European and American shows. Goldfish bring a spectacular and eclectic genre-defying mix of live instruments, deliciously awesome house beats, trip-hop infused vocals and a searing live performance to the sometimes robotic and formulaic world of electronic music. It is their powerful merger of soulful, live instruments combining . . .
October Transport Month (OTM) is observed in South Africa every year and is used as an opportunity to focus attention on transport-related matters. South Africa's transport system, when compared to other developing countries, is relatively competitive. However, issues of safety, efficiency, affordability and sustainability remain key challenges. Transport Month was first launched in October 2005. It seeks to raise awareness of the important role of transport to the economy, and to invite participation from civil society and business, to provide a safer, more affordable, accessible and reliable transport system for the country. CAIA, through its Responsible Care initiative, has emphasised the importance of Transport Month for the transportation of dangerous goods by creating awareness of critical attributes that will ensure driver wellbeing and the safe transportation of chemicals. The association held a series of Transport workshops in September to highlight the importance of issues such as the legal requirements applicable to the transport of dangerous goods, post-accident event reconstruction, how to plan for emergency incidents on the road, as well as the preparedness of drivers for such eventualities. “Operators of heavy commercial vehicles and road transport companies are encouraged to introduce a meaningful approach that focuses on crucial safe operating management practices including but not limited to driver health and wellness programmes, effective transport route risk assessment, behavioural based safety for drivers, effective investigation of transport accidents/incidents and the appropriate use of the learnings from such incidents” says Louise Lindeque, CAIA Responsible Care Manager. A high percentage of crashes involving truck drivers are due to a large extent to driver error. Managers of haulier companies have the responsibility to ensure that their drivers are well trained through responsible and accredited training providers and that they . . .
South African long-jump champion Zarck Visser and international rowing gold medallist Kirsten McCann were named Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year at the University of Johannesburg's gala sports awards ceremony last night. Visser, who won the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Switzerland in August, was the institution's standout male performer. His season's best jump of 8.32m, achieved at that meeting, saw the 24-year-old move into fifth spot on the IAAF rankings. Aside from defending his national title, the third-year transport management student also jumped his way to gold for UJ in the inaugural Varsity Athletics series earlier this year. In the women's category, McCann was awarded the university's top accolade for a second year in a row. The third-year Bachelor of Science student secured the honours with her lightweight single sculls victory at the world student championships in Kazan, Russia, in July. McCann, 25, followed this up with an eighth place at the senior world championships. She also added to her medal tally with gold and silver at the senior national champs. Another big winner on the night was Student-Athlete of the Year Marco Becker, who delivered UJ's best combination of academic and sporting achievements. The biokinetics honours students scored a 76 per cent average with 28 distinctions over his four years of study. He also captained the Namibian men's squash team and is ranked as that country's number one senior player. In the club category, for non-students, wheelchair tennis player Lucas Sithole was named Sportsperson of the Year. In August, Sithole became the first African to win the US Open singles title after taking the British Open title the previous month. He also reached the finals of the Daegu and Swiss Open championships this year. For more information, visit www.uj.ac.za. More Info link:: http://www.uj.ac.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/fullstop Facebook: . . .
Stay in the historic centre of Cape Town – it’s an irresistible opportunity! Ihlobo is here (that’s Xhosa for summer - a word you want to get to know!) and the centre of Cape Town is abuzz as “Ihlobo” brings its sunshine and well being onto the City streets. Alfresco eating, sunning by the pool, sundowners with your nearest and dearest – all the leisure activities we plan to enjoy and all situated in one unique spot. Imagine staying in the centre of the City and waking each morning to its “Ihlobo” morning magic. The Three Cities Mandela Rhodes Hotel & Spa offers sunshine in all of its offerings and spending some summer time in the historic centre of Cape Town is an experience that you won’t want to miss! A relaxed oasis away from the hustle and bustle yet a stone’s throw from all the action, the hotel offers classic elegance and warm, friendly service - underlining their philosophy of “ubuntu” - as its namesake, Mr Nelson Mandela, suggests. This apartment style hotel is a destination in itself situated as it is within walking distance of world class restaurants, museums, historic buildings, tourist attractions, art galleries, hot nightspots and a shopping Mecca. Studio, one or two bedroom units are fully equipped for a relaxing break or for a family holiday. Voted one of the top ten hotels in South Africa and with a TripAdvisor endorsement as a family hotel this is the place to be. And we’ve made it oh so easy to stay here – our “Irresistible Ihlobo” offer includes the following: Pay R1 195 per person sharing per night in a one bedroom apartment with bed and breakfast daily plus 2 x Hop-on, Hop-off bus tickets plus a summer gift bag containing: 2 x Towels/2 x Sun block key rings/2 x Caps/2 pairs of Sunglasses and there’s more - 1 bottle of White Wine and 1 x Doppio Zero meal voucher. Valid from October 1 2013 to March 31 2014 (excluding 15 December to 10 January 2014) - make your booking now and treat yourself. Eat in or eat out – it’s your . . .