ogicSMS a BulkSMS company based in Johannesburg, rewards customers financially for referering new customers. "We find that most of our customers are extremely satisfied with our service" says Yitzi Lipschitz Managing Director of LogicSMS. "These customers are constantly refering new customers through word of mouth. In fact 60% of all new clients come from word of mouth." adds Lipschitz. LogicSMS offers up to 15% commission for referring other customers/friends. The commission extends to all purchases the new customer makes - including purchases well into the future. "Our customers are our most valuable asset and its our highest priority to look after them. They reward us by refering people to us and now we reward them with a share of the profits." Customers are encouraged to promote LogicSMS on their website and will also receive commission generated by the hyperlink. LogicSMS is a WASP with direct connections into the mobile networks, specialising in BulkSMS, Premium SMS, Competition SMS and USSD. For more details www.logicsms.co.za URL: http://www.logicsms.co.za Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Yitzi Lipschitz from LogicSMS. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. . . .
The 2013 Aspen Trans Karoo mountain bike race promises to be the ultimate endurance test as cyclists tackle the 240km down ride route from Sutherland to Ceres. The one day race starts at 07h00 on Saturday, 6 April, in Sutherland’s Church Street and will finish at the Kaleo Guest Farm, 25km north of Ceres. Considered as one of the longest single stage endurance mountain bike races in South Africa, the distance, including 5 compulsory check point stops must be completed within 17 hours in order for participants to avoid elimination. The popularity of the race is increased by the fact that entries are limited to only 500, due to the sensitive eco-systems that the race traverses. Well-known riders Hannes Hanekom and Willie Engelbrecht will form part of the field of top cyclists. Riders can once again expect tough sections on route including the daunting descent of Ouberg Pass and the 14km climb up the Skittery Pass, which forms part of the new section of the route. The magnificent beauty of the Tankwa Karoo will entertain riders with its sweeping vistas and abundance of wildlife. Participants will compete in solo male and female categories, as a tandem team or as a 2-member team to tackle the gruelling race. Riders can also enter a 3-member relay team in support of the official race charity, the Sifiso Nxasana Paediatric Trust, which aims to support the improvement of the level of paediatric health care in South Africa. As official race partner, the Northern Cape Tourism Authority is once again delighted to add this exciting event to its ever-growing sporting calendar. According to CEO Sharron Lewis, this is yet another opportunity to build on the province’s increasing reputation as the mecca for adventure and extreme sports. “This iconic race is just one of many sporting events that the province has hosted during recent years and it delivers a significant boost on our busy sports calendar, which now includes mountain biking, paddling, skateboarding and high . . .
When done right technology increases satisfaction and revenue whilst decreasing costs. Many major players in the industry are continuing with their capital refurbishment programmes to keep their products current and to maintain their competitive edge. The Hospitality Technology Conference and Exhibition to be held on the 24 – 25 April 2013 Indaba Hotel Fourways will highlight the issues and opportunities facing the hospitality industry. Professionals dealing with: point of sales, property management, customer relationship management, front and back office accounting, sales, marketing, IT managers, reservations, branding, business development, operations, business intelligence. The conference features 18 speakers. Questions such as why technology is more effective than the voice of the customer, what is the most important piece of guest room technology?, what technology could help us overcome governance issues?, what guest room technology generates the most revenue?, will be addressed at the hospitality technology conference. Speaker companies include: Hospitality Plus, Integr8it, Smoke Care Customer Solutions, Dac Systems, Hospitality Technology International, PricewaterhouseCoopers, South African Tourism, Gijima, Nightsbridge, Micros, Intercept Risk, Pam Golding Hospitality and Tourism, Realdigital.. This conference aims to educate, inform and motivate all delegates who will be attending. It will reinstill what you already know, trigger that which still needs to be addressed, proving that the future of technology holds infinite possibilities. For more information go :www.tci-sa.co.za URL: http://www.tci-sa.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/tcisa Facebook: https://facebook.com/pages/Trade-Conferences-International YouTube: Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: [/l2g] . . .
Banking the unbanked market! Major banking and financial institutions are expected to attend the Inclusive Banking event which will take place on the 29th & 30th May 2013 at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg. The conference programme will be addressing everything there is to know regarding the inclusive banking industry in Southern Africa at present - from overview, pillars of inclusive banking, innovation and technology, branchless banking, unsecured lending, vehicles for banking the entry level market, affordable housing, and consumer education. It will be directed at the professionals who deal with the key pillars in financial inclusion such as savings, credit, transactions, insurance and global case studies to name a few. This event will draw speakers and attendees from all the major banks as well as smaller banks and relevant service providers such as ABSA Rewards, FinMark Trust, Wizzit, Innovation Agency, National Housing Finance Corporation, Financial Services Board, Cornerstone Performance Solutions, University of Johannesburg, Prezence Digital and many top organisations. Jabu Sibiya, project manager at Trade Conferences International (TCI), said the conference will be providing organisations with a unique opportunity to take financial services to a level where you can gain value within the lower income market. Aspects of inclusive banking and affordable housing in South Africa will especially be aimed to attract personnel from banks, housing institutions, housing companies, micro finance institutions, credit bureaus and suppliers to the industry. Registration fee is R7 300.00 + VAT = R8 322.00 per delegate. For more information on the conference, delegate registration or to speak to the project manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +27 11 803 0009 or visit our website www.tci-sa.co.za URL: http://www.tci-sa.co.za Twitter: https://twitter.com/tcisa Facebook: . . .
After the course record was broken in the opening leg, teams in the Investec Night Relay series will be aiming to set the bar even higher when the starter pistol fires for the second race in Port Elizabeth on Thursday evening. According to organiser Michael Zoetmulder of Zports Event Management there had been a marked increase in interest and entries following the success of round one. “There are a number of corporate teams who are keen to give defending champions Gamble Pharmacy a run for their money,” said Zoetmulder. Last month, the 2012 winners set a record time of 1:04:56 for the 21km relay with the help of Uitenhage-born Olympic marathon runner Lusapho April. Zoetmulder said he had definitely noticed a growth in the number of running teams, with the field now split 60:40 between runners and walkers. “Although we have a strong competitive element, most of the teams are social athletes who are out to have fun.” Investec Specialist Bank regional manager Cumesh Moodliar said Investec had eight teams taking part, and that they were looking forward to the next event. “We all thoroughly enjoyed the friendly rivalry and festival atmosphere of the event in March. The relay is a perfect opportunity for our staff and their families to get together socially. “We encourage our colleagues in the PE business community to take up the challenge and join us.” Runners complete five 4.2km laps around the North End Lake, while the walkers do three. Zoetmulder said there would be floating trophies and gold medals for the category winners. “Plus there are great lucky draw prizes for everyone, including a thousand rand cash.” With its live music and a Castle Lite beer garden, he said the event was the perfect opportunity to reconnect with workmates socially and get away from the stresses of work. “At the same time, you’re also doing good as all proceeds from the beer garden go to the Rotary Club of PE Sunrise.” Zoetmulder said the lake, which is . . .
The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown is proud of the previous Young Artists and Festival productions that are doing exceptionally well, locally and internationally. The Baxter Theatre Centre’s hard-hitting adaptation of Strindberg’s classic, Mies Julie, written and directed by 2002 Standard Bank Young Artist award-winner Yael Farber, has received unprecedented acclaim both locally and internationally. Starring Thoko Ntshinga as Christine, Bongile Mantsai as John and Hilda Cronje as Julie; the production was awarded the title of the Best of the Edinburgh Fringe, and made the ‘Top Ten in 2012’ lists of both the New York Times and UK Guardian; and is currently enjoying a run in London. It continues to make waves at home where it recently completed a run at the Market Theatre, and won four Fleur du Cap Awards, nominated a further four times. The exhibition Making Way opened at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in June 2012, curated by Ruth Simbao, Associate Professor at Rhodes University. The project explores the ways in which contemporary artists based in South Africa and China engage with new paths of movement, with economic and cultural shifts, and with the rise of new regimes, new leaders and new social and urban spaces. A new version of Making Way, including works in diverse media by internationally acclaimed Chinese artists, opened at the Standard Bank Gallery in January 2013. Standard Bank Young Artist for Dance 2011 Mamela Nyamza has made headlines over the past couple of years. These include inclusion in Oprah Winfrey’s 2012 Power List of Women, 2011 Mail & Guardian’s Book of Women and Mail & Guardian’s 2011 list of Young South Africans to take to lunch. She was a 2012 GIPCA Fellow, received a Standard Bank Ovation Award and a Fiesta nomination for her production Okuya Phantsi Kwempumlo – The Meal, which has toured successfully to a number of local Festivals; and after playing at the Ovalhouse in London, her production I Stand . . .
There are not many ways to lower your insurance premium, as your insurance premium is calculated on a huge variety of factors. There is a common misconception in the market that if your vehicle value depreciates, your car insurance must also decrease. To be honest it does make logical sense to argue that, but that argument is only based on one of many things that the insurer takes into consideration to calculate your insurance premium. So what are the other factors that insurers use to calculate your insurance premium? The more obvious answers is your risk, address (location), age, how long you’ve had your license, etc.. will have an impact on your premium. That is why these questions are asked when taking out your new insurance policy. What you don’t know is that the insurer also needs to calculate the cost of parts on your vehicle, how long will it be in storage when an accident occurs and what the penal beater fees will be, these are just a few factors. So how do I lower your premium? Well you have options: Review your policy on an annual basis: You get rewarded certain discounts for not claiming every year, called a no claim bonus (NCB). When your NCB increases from 1 year to 2 year etc, your risk becomes less. With these discounts other insurers can possibly give you a better premium. Spread your risk: If you are only going to insure your vehicle, it is worth checking what the insurance premium will be should you add your home contents to the policy. There are insurers that will approve additional discount as the risk is now better for them to take on. Increase your excess: This means that your first amount payable is more, so basically you are helping the insurer to cover costs. Keep your policy up to date: It is very important to notify the insurer or your broker if you move from one area to another as the risk calculation for your new area can be lower. Add additional security features to your vehicle: By installing a tracking device on . . .
Legendary long distance athlete Zola Budd has just completed the Two Oceans half marathon in blustering wind conditions. Running in the colours of The Unlimited, Budd finished in a time of 1 hour 24 minutes and 49 seconds to be the second veteran lady to cross the finish line. “I am really pleased with the results as I targeted an 84 minutes finish. The race was great, but the wind was slightly problematic. The start went very well and I managed to get close to the front runners and did not have too much traffic. I managed to maintain a consistent pace throughout the race. The hills were quite steep, but it was not as bad as I expected,” mentioned Budd at the finish. According to Budd, her result today is proof that her training for the Comrades is on track and her time is a good indication that she should be able to achieve a silver medal in the Comrades. Commenting on the race, Budd said: “The atmosphere at the start of the Two Oceans is incredible and the support along the whole route is absolutely amazing. This puts this race in a completely different category.” URL: http://www.theunlimited.co.za Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Ronelda Visser from Peridot Communications. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Zola Budd at the finish line of the Two Oceans half marathon in Cape Town. [/l2g] . . .
Legendary athlete Zola Budd will be returning to South Africa to participate in two of the most iconic road races in the country, the Two Oceans and Comrades marathons. Budd created headlines last year when she tackled her first marathons on home soil. Running in the colours of financial services provider The Unlimited, Budd will compete in the half marathon distance of the Two Oceans at the end of the month before focusing on the gruelling 87-km Comrades ultra-marathon in June. Budd was mentored by Comrades superstar Bruce Fordyce for her maiden run last year and has intensified her training this year. “I have been training very differently from last year and have upped my mileage significantly as I am much stronger now. As it is an up run this year, I’ve thrown in some very tedious hill runs on the treadmill and I have also added some serious track workouts. Whilst Bruce will be helping me while I am in South Africa, I don’t have a coach this year, but a friend has been helping me plan my build-up training. It is very difficult to stick to a set programme when you have three kids and travel as much as I do,” says Budd. The 47-year old Budd admits that her experience from last year has definitely influenced her training and race schedules. “I ran both the Two Oceans Ultra and the Loskop within a month last year and in hindsight I think I just asked too much of my body. I have decided to be more conservative in terms of racing this year and have therefore opted for the half marathon in the Two Oceans,” Budd explains. “I’ve set my sights on a silver medal in the Comrades, which means a sub 7½ hour finish. I reckon that the combination of my experience in the race last year and my current level of training, this time will be within my reach if everything goes well on the day.” Budd catapulted herself into the athletics history books when she broke the long distance world record as a barefoot teenager during the 1980s and went on to become a world . . .
Heart 104.9FM is embarking on a consumer campaign where two lucky listeners will win the opportunity to fly to Amsterdam and watch the Amsterdam leg of Beyoncé’s The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour on 22 April. This opportunity is open to all Heart 104.9FM listeners who will be able to win a concert ticket. The winning entries, as voted for by the public, will entail a personal rendition of their own choice from her music to date. The winners will be escorted by Heart 104.9FM’s Suga and Julian Naidoo over 5 days from 20 to 24 April 2013. The winning package includes flights, accommodation, concert tickets and meals. The flight will depart from Cape Town International Airport on 20 April and arrive in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 21 April. The listeners will receive complimentary accommodation at the Bastion Deluxe Hotel in Amsterdam for three nights with Breakfast included. “We want to express our appreciation to our listeners for their support by providing them with this unique experience and opportunity. We are looking forward to extreme high energy, fun and excitement over the weeks to follow.” says Heart 104.9FM’s Managing Director, Gary Petersen. Winners must have a valid passport, be over 18 and must be willing and free to travel during the specified dates. The prize is not transferable and valid for winners only. The full winning package includes flights, accommodation for 3 nights, all meals, light travelling allowance and general seated tickets to concert. Terms and Conditions do apply. See Heart 104.9FM competition rules www.1049.fm/competitions. Keep your dial locked onto Heart 104.9FM 24 hours a day, Monday to Sunday, or Visit www.1049.fm. URL: http://www.1049.fm Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Maya Setti from DTMSA. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Photographer: Courtesy of Heart 104.9FM [/l2g] . . .