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May 2009 Blog Posts (9)

Solarix launches Sustainer

The Sustainer is a unique solution to produce fuel and electricity in remote rural areas, for example in the African countryside where only 5 to 20 percent of the population have electricity. In many of these situations, access to energy would facilitate development, higher productivity and better education. Moreover, locally available resources can be used instead of expensive imports.

A conversation with… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on May 31, 2009 at 11:56am — No Comments

The Wacky Wine Weekend in Robertson

Most of the visitors of the Wacky Wine Weekend (4-6 June 2009) limit themselves to 5 or 6 mainstream cellars; just to swallow 'lekker' wine. The festivity undoubtfully contributes to the promotion of the Robertson wines. For the minority of the visitors that want to discover quality: this blogpost. And the people who want to discover 'Quality… Continue

Added by Yvonne de Wit on May 31, 2009 at 8:41am — No Comments

Come and visit us at MARKEX 2009 and admire our African Leadership Shirts

We would like to welcome you at our Malibongwe/OAVM stand in Hall 1 number F41 from 9-11 June and discuss with the possibilities regarding doing business and use our shirts as a sustainable motive to do so. These shirts are manufactured in South Africa by South Africans. We hope South Africa will gain a lot from FIFA World Cup 2010 and preferably beyond. Visit also our website at

Marc… Continue

Added by Marc Habets on May 28, 2009 at 11:23am — No Comments

Business Author to Visit Johannesburg June 1-5, 2009

Described by The Economist as a polymath, author Joe DiVanna will be visiting Johannesburg June 1-5, 2009 to speak at the SAP World Tour conference. A well-known figure in African banking and business frequently seen on CNBC and Summit TV, Joe's insight on business in emerging markets is sought by numerous companies across the African continent.

While in Johannesburg; Joe is always interested in meeting people for informal chats over coffee or drinks. If anyone is interested in… Continue

Added by Joseph DiVanna on May 22, 2009 at 2:04am — No Comments

24 hour survial guide for small business anyone interested in my views

Currently conditions are tough and getting tougher and only the tough will survive!

If electricity, interest rates, rising costs, petrol and all the other negatives are driving you to despair in your business then you need this quick survival guide

Is your business currently a Headache? / Take two of these steps daily and repeat until they become a habit

Here is a list of topics you need to consider for the survival game

Introduction and Attitude

1.… Continue

Added by Gavin Tonks on May 18, 2009 at 5:42pm — No Comments

African Leadership Shirts now on-line, a great way to say we care

If you are interested in doing sustainable business in South Africa and you are looking forward to the FIFA World Cup in 2010 please take a look at our latest initiative at

We will present the shirts for the first time to South Africa at the MARKEX 2009 exhibition from 9 - 11 June so if you have the time pay us a visit.

Kind regards,

Marc Habets

OAVM - African Leadership… Continue

Added by Marc Habets on May 16, 2009 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Sandton Business Network

Had a great Sandton Business Network meeting this morning!! (14th of May)

Our 10 min speaker was Peter duToit from Social media IQ with some very interesting points on social networking.

A big thank-you to all that attended, I trust that you made some great contacts and referrals, and that you are inspired and motivated to go out there and make a success of everything you do!

Please make a note of the next meeting - 11th of June.

I had to fly back to Cape Town almost… Continue

Added by Karyn Reynolds on May 14, 2009 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Why must we all develop "Consultative" Skills in these times?

In today’s constantly changing job market, vast numbers of well-educated people with a wealth of experience are being laid off, and loosing their source of income to support them and their families. Many people try to find other jobs but with little or no success. Many people are also living with the fear of loosing their current jobs.

One-way of dealing with this uncertainty is to gain new skills that you can apply anywhere. There is a trend in the current market to be more… Continue

Added by Laurinda Seabra on May 7, 2009 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Who you gonna call?

Not getting the service you deserve, complain!

Not sure who to?

Go to my site - - for a full, downloadable list.

(Thanks to Personal Finance.)

Added by Richard Borrett on May 5, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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