Duesouth Escapes embodies the spirit of adventure that many dream of, but few have the courage to pursue. Duesouth Escapes caters for modern, hi-tech travellers and stylish handbag lovers who demand a retail experience suited to their adventurous spirit. Some of the brands we stock in luggage and handbags include SKRoss, Thule, The North Face, PACSAFE, Osprey, Jekyll and Hide, Nine West, Fiorelli and more. Our first store opened in Hemingways Mall in October 2015 and our second will open in Baywest Centre, Port Elizabeth, on 10 December 2015! Don’t miss out on the special opening offer of 20% off luggage and handbags from 10-20 Dec. We also offer the option of shopping on our online store, www.duesouthescapes.co.za, from the comfort of your home. We at Duesouth Escapes understand that the quest for adventure is a thirst waiting to be quenched. We aim to do just that with our range of brands. Unique international brands are complemented by our own brand offerings. This sets us apart from our competitors. We believe an adventurous spirit can never be tamed. Climb, run, fly and explore everything on earth. Duesouth Escapes will prepare you for any adventure with high quality luggage and accessories suited to your specific journey. TFG offers a comprehensive portfolio of 18 retail brands that include clothing, footwear, jewelry, sportswear, mobile phones, technology products and home stores. We strive to be leaders in the fashion and lifestyle sectors of the retail industry in Africa. Our diverse brands allow us to push the boundaries of the retail industry in new and innovative ways – helping us to achieve our goal. We have over 2000 stores across Africa, all of which boast our excellent in-store experience. Now we also have an online presence allowing the convenience of delivery to your door anywhere in South Africa. Duesouth Escapes embodies the spirit of adventure many dream of, but few have the courage to pursue. Duesouth Escapes caters for modern, . . .
The Nedbank Madibaz swimming club ended a successful season with an overall podium and 12 individual medals at the University Sport South Africa (USSA) aquatics tournament, which was held at Wits University in Johannesburg on November 28 and 29. NMMU's Alaric Basson won the university's only individual gold medal in the men's 200m breaststroke in a time of 2:22:18. He and his teammates brought home five silvers and six bronzes to secure third place overall for their institution. "It was a very enjoyable event, getting to interact with fellow swimmers from all the various universities," said Basson. "Despite the challenge of adapting to the Johannesburg altitude, I am happy to have brought home gold." Basson also competed in the 50m and 100m breaststroke events, adding that he was proud of his twin brother, Alard, who he felt had a lot more competition in the butterfly events. Club manager Melinda Goosen said the Madibaz's overall performance was excellent and a massive improvement on the previous year. She said her team had finished sixth last year, with the men finishing fifth and the women seventh. This year the men were third and the women fourth. "To put it in context, we fielded 11 swimmers whereas Maties and Tuks, who were first and second respectively, had between 20 and 25 swimmers each." Goosen said it had been an exciting season for the club, which included hosting their first ever swimming gala at the end of August. "It was a big step for us as a university club to stand up and host such a big event." The Basson brothers and Edward Johannisen missed out on that event as they were representing South Africa at the African Games in Congo. Alard and Alaric also turned out for the national team at the World Student Games in Korea in July. While the swimmers were putting in long hours in the pool, Goosen said many of their new opportunities and achievements would not have been possible without the support of the title . . .
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Immediate Roadworks continue in Port Elizabeth November 18, 2015 – THE South African National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL) would like to advise motorists of traffic disruptions taking place this week within Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in the Eastern Cape. Patching of the road surface is being done on the Bramlin interchange cross road. Patching of the road surface will be done on the Settlers interchange. Work will start on Thursday (19 November) and is expected to be completed on Saturday (21 November). The Stanford undercuts closure will be ongoing on the East bound. Single lane traffic will be implemented between William Moffett and Stanford interchanges. Slurry work will continue on the West bound direction (towards PE) between Neptune interchange and Bluewater Bay interchange. Slurry work will be done on the East bound direction (towards Grahamstown) between Neptune interchange and Bluewater Bay interchange. Work will start today, (Wednesday, 18 November) and is expected to end on Friday (20 November). Motorist are advised to travel with caution and to plan their trips in advance or take alternative routes. - Ends – Issued on behalf of SANRAL by Meropa Communications. For assistance please contact Shaanaaz Loggenberg on 041 582 1377 or firstname.lastname@example.org For editorial content or additional information contact: email@example.com Author: Shaanaaz Loggenberg CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. Have a look at the online visibility from 11/18/2015 to today for Roadworks continue in Port Elizabeth: Google Search Results Bing Search Results Yahoo Search Results DuckDuckGo Search Results Twitter Mentions . . .
Are SA companies ignoring International Management Standards in sustainability reporting? NMMU Business School MBA faculty member Heidi Janse van Rensburg recently explored sustainability reporting in South Africa. Port Elizabeth, 11 November 2015 – A new Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Business School study of sustainability reports suggests that SA companies may be ignoring international guidelines for sustainability reporting. NMMU Business School MBA faculty member Heidi Janse van Rensburg and Prof. Miemie Struwig of the NMMU Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences examined the sustainability reports of five South African listed companies, assessing the reporting practises of five JSE-listed companies to develop a framework of standards and indicators for sustainability reporting. “If sustainability reporting in South African companies is to maintain its integrity and value as an analytical reflection of corporate practises, we need to critically assess reporting practices against international standards and practices,” said Janse Van Rensburg. Janse van Rensburg said that growing social and environmental injustices, high profile corporate scandals and the global financial crises have resulted in pressure for more comprehensive sustainability reporting. Sustainability, also referred to as social responsibility, corporate citizenship, sustainable development and similar labels, must be applied on an ‘apply or explain’ basis since the Johannesburg Stock Exchange incorporated the King Report on Governance for South Africa 2009 (King III) into its listing requirements. ”Our exploratory study found that integrated reporting has increased both the quantity and the qualitative dimension of sustainability reporting in South Africa, but these companies did not fully reflect the guidance provided by international sustainability management standards. “Currently, there is no consensus on the meaning and definition of the term . . .
THE Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced today that it has won the CSI-Ubuntu Award at the prestigious Motlekar Holdings BBQ Awards. The CDC walked away with the LTE Consulting CSI – Ubuntu Award at the annual gala dinner held at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg last week (Friday, 30 October). The Motlekar Holdings BBQ Awards, South Africa’s most prestigious and longest running black business awards ceremony, celebrate good corporate governance and leadership. The competition is open to 12 categories, with the awards seen as a platform to applaud world-class individuals as well as black-owned and empowered companies and organisations in South Africa. The CDC was recognised for its deep commitment to corporate social investment (CSI) across a range of areas. During the 2014/15 FY, the CDC invested more than R17-million in the local and regional communities. “It was humbling for the CDC to be nominated as a worthy contributor to corporate social investment,” said Thandi Rayi, CDC CSI manager. Since the establishment of the CSI programmes, CSI projects growing at an alarming rate and have also been implemented in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal. The community initiatives include the Youth Leadership Development Academy (YLDA); driver training and maths and science programmes; the Lawhill Maritime Bursary Scheme; science expos; the SAICE Water Bridge Competition; career guidance programmes; Vision 4 Mentoring for Girls (a mentorship programme for young women); chess development; the ANF Accounting Academy; a disability affirmation programme; social assistance to destitute families and an employee involvement programme. “We have impacted the lives of over 13 000 people, directly and indirectly, through Coega-led CSI initiatives which focus on skills, education, training, upliftment and empowerment,” said Rayi. The CSI – Ubuntu category criteria required finalists to have, over the past 12 months, complied with the following . . .
Friendly City’s Tourism Ambassadors offer visitors a warm welcome Port Elizabeth, October 2015 – Nelson Mandela Bay’s 22 trained Tourism Ambassadors (TAs) are on a mission to make sure tourists really feel it’s ‘Friendly City’ reputation, approaching and welcoming visitors and promoting prominent hotspots such as the Langa Memorial in Uitenhage, Kings Beach, Flat Rocks in Summerstrand, Emlotheni Memorial Park in New Brighton and Central’s Route 67. The project was launched by the Mandela Bay Development Agency in May this year and the brightly coloured TA’s are already a popular sight around town, easily recognised by the South African flag-type vests they wear. Aside from welcoming tourists, the TAs also play a vital role as extra eyes and ears for the newly launched MBDA Security guards as well as for the Town Rangers and the South African Police Service. The groups are all linked via WhatsApp, which is used as a communication tool to quickly share information about suspicious activity or simply their experiences of the day. Captain Garth Rademeyer, a SAPS officer with more than 40 years of service, dispatches police from the Humewood precinct when alerted. Rademeyer said the TA programme had assisted in making the city centre and the beachfront safer to visit. “The TAs provide information or directions and are meant to help visitors feel safe. All the TAs are security and tourist guide trained. We treat locals as visitors in these areas too and we are all too happy to be at your service,” he said. Rademeyer works closely with the municipal Beachfront Safety Committee, which lets the TAs know when tourist buses are set to arrive and where, so that they can be there to greet them. “The highlight of being one of the tourism ambassadors for me is meeting people from different countries. Civil rights activist and Baptist minister Jesse Jackson visited the Donkin recently. I was so humbled to meet him. We have also been in the midst of people such . . .
Solar and renewable energy companies have now had a chance to evaluate the immense number of quotations and requests for proposals received from business and individuals during the last round of load-shedding by Eskom. At the time Eskom was the best salesman ever for the renewable energy industry. Frankly - load-shedding was not that good for business or for the sustainability of the renewable energy industry. Reason - the knee jerk panic reaction by consumers new to the solar industry saw them making rash decisions to install Solar Grid Tie Hybrid systems at exorbitant cost. In a normal environment consumers make decisions based on long term sustainability and return on investment over many years. Hybrid systems include batteries which are a finite resource, add greatly to the cost and negatively affect the amount of PV Power available to pump back into the grid to reduce the amount of power consumed from Eskom. In some cases the price differential between a Hybrid and a Grid Tie ONLY system was in the region of 60%. Add the fact that municipalities have implemented OR are considering implementing an availability charge to consumers that use the grid as a 'battery' at night and the expensive hybrid option just got more expensive. During the load-shedding madness we lost sight of the main focus of Grid Tie PV which was to generate as close as possible to (and exceed) the amount of electricity consumed at each installation. According to Straton Solar; "Consumers fortunate enough to live within the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality enjoy Grid Tie on a one-for-one basis and if they over generate have the option to sell that excess power on as well. This makes for a 'perfect storm' for the solar industry in Port Elizabeth and surrounds." A well designed Grid Tie ONLY system with extended guarantees, online monitoring and all the necessary certificates currently costs around R22 000.00 per Kw. A 5Kw system will zero an electricity bill of around . . .
Former alumna, Hon. Mcebisi Jonas set to deliver exhilarating keynote address during the event’s gala dinner Ilinge Primary School is proud to announce its two-day festivities from 29-30 October 2015 in celebration of its 50th founding anniversary and to further strengthen its foundation for the future of education in Uitenhage and the Nelson Mandela Bay region. The celebrations will kick-start with a sports day and fun run on Thursday, 29 October 2015 at the school grounds, and followed by a ceremonial assembly on Friday, 30 October 2015. The Deputy Minister of Finance Hon. Mcebisi Jonas, an alumna of the school, will deliver the keynote at the fundraising gala dinner on Friday evening. For more information: Principal Mlungisi Matana 041 988 1298 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Author: Yasikan Naidu from On the Record. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ilinge-Primary-School-395284114004531/timeline/ Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact On the Record. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
SNII announces appointment of Scott Zambonini as Enterprise Development Manager Port Elizabeth, 19 October 2015 -- SEDA Nelson Mandela Bay ICT Incubator (SNII) today announced the appointment of Scott Zambonini as Enterprise Development Manager. Zambonini will oversee the incubator’s enterprise development unit and manage end-to-end enterprise development. In his developmental capacity, he will provide general business mentorship to technology start-ups and young ICT SMME clients enrolled in incubation programmes at SNII, and his portfolio also includes marketing and PR for recruitment prospective clients into programmes of the incubator. Before joining, Zambonini gained hands-on experience as start-up entrepreneur and small business owner in technology-related industries between 2012 – 2015. He was the associate managing director at SOCports International (Pty) Ltd currently trading as Space Sports, an import and export business specialising in innovative carbon-racing technology products. He is also the founder and owner of Spacebrother Productions, a project management services company specialising in recording, producing, mixing and mastering for local and international artists. In addition to running his own businesses, Zambonini also holds experience in a skills development and training capacity as an entrepreneurship and music production part-time lecturer at Damelin between 2012 – 2015. His practical experience is backed-up by a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (2013 – 2014) from NMMU Business School, and Zambonini is also in his final year of MBA studies with the school. His undergraduate qualification includes a BMus Education and Audio Technology degree from NMMU (2008 – 2011). “With the advent of exponential technological advances, SMART phones and increasing internet access, there is a great deal of untapped techno-entrepreneur potential in this city. There is a united vision between the private and public sectors . . .
Coega IDZ is South Africa’s case study for international best practice in the infrastructure built programme development in Africa Case Study: Coega Dedisa Peaking Power Plant’s construction statistics reflect international best practice through impressively low industrial action figures THE Coega Development Corporation, catalysts for championing of socio-economic development in South Africa, has chalked up an excellent rate of low labour disruption in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) and particularly in the implementation of the Coega’s mega infrastructure project – the Dedisa Peaking Power Plant – thanks to CDC’s un-parallel effective project stakeholder management and good labour relations as well as international best practice in infrastructure development. The CDC’s latest labour and economic statistics on the construction and development of the Coega Dedisa Peaking Power Plant, located in Zone 13 of the IDZ, reflect industrial action that is lower than the national average. “Similar projects in Shaka’s Kraal in KZN could learn from the Coega Dedisa Peaking Power Plant construction and Coega IDZ development on how to effectively implement projects of this nature,” said Dr Ayanda Vilakazi, Head of CDC Marketing and Communications. “Since the inception of Coega projects in 2002, construction projects in the IDZ and Port of Ngqura have generated over 60 million man hours, with 3.2 million of those hours (5%) attributed to the construction of the Dedisa PPP between 2013 and 2015,” said Duncan Grenfell, CDC Head - Recruitment and Placement. In the same period, more than 2 000 employment opportunities have been created with 70% going to local residents in Nelson Mandela Bay on the Dedisa site. Significant training interventions have also been undertaken, including 700 technical training courses offered to employees from contractors working on the site. Construction on the Dedisa plant is on track for completion in 2015 Q4, completing the . . .