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July 2010 Blog Posts (18)

Soccer World Cup – A catalyst for future economic growth – PricewaterhouseCoopers

While every South African basks in the success of hosting one of the most successful Soccer World Cups, the country’s cities should start looking at future opportunities to leverage off the new urban infrastructure and knowledge we have gained from this phenomenal event.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Stanley Subramoney says, “As economic growth slowly returns to many parts of the world after the financial crisis awareness has heightened and more… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on July 30, 2010 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Sappi donation honours birthplace of former President Nelson Mandela

When at his birth on 18 July 1918, Nelson Mandela’s father named him Rolihlahla - meaning “pulling the branch of the tree” - he would never have dreamed that his son would one day be honoured in a special planting of trees in the small rural village of his birth, in just one of many special activities that were held to commemorate his birthday around the world.

On Sunday 18 July 2010 - former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s 92nd birthday - a cluster of indigenous trees donated… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on July 26, 2010 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Sasol announces the award of a joint application with Statoil ASA and Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Sasol, through Sasol Petroleum International Pty Limited (SPI) the wholly owned upstream oil and gas subsidiary of Sasol Limited, today announced the successful award of a joint application with Statoil ASA and Chesapeake Energy Corporation for an onshore petroleum Technical Cooperation Permit (TCP) in South Africa.

The TCP covers an area of approximately 88,000km2, primarily located in the Free State and also covering areas in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

The… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on July 19, 2010 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Are You Afraid of Websites?

Websites. Essential marketing tools say some. An unnecessary waste of money say others. There are those who champion an online presence, those who are indifferent and those who resist a foray into the online world. This article is aimed at the last group, those who, for one reason or another fear the Internet - or fear the perceived costs of having a website built.

What Do I Need a Website For, Anyway?

This is a question I have heard many times when asking business… Continue

Added by Greg Bahlmann on July 16, 2010 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Short Winter breaks SA res

With summer as a faded memory, winter is upon us with all of its icy winter mornings and chilly winter evenings, and we all know that work, family and social commitments can be made even more stressful by winter-time blues... . Fortunately though it is not all bad news, and that’s exactly where these short winter breaks can help.

We have these fantastic short breaks for every taste and prices to suite every pocket. For more information on properties or to check availability, contact… Continue

Added by Tracy on July 16, 2010 at 11:54am — No Comments

Mandela Day celebrity bikers lend support to blood collection drive

Two community projects supported by Vodacom through its Foundation teamed up this morning in Bloemfontein when bikers on the Nelson Mandela Bike Ride helped promote a South African National Blood Service (SANBS) collection drive in the city.

The blood collection initiative was hosted in two of the six mobile clinics donated by Vodacom to the SANBS over the past two years. Staff of the SANBS will host the blood collection clinic throughout Wednesday at one of Bloemfontein's… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on July 15, 2010 at 3:42pm — No Comments

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Added by G.SMALL on July 9, 2010 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Pep Guardiola Visits World-Class Football Training Facility in Soweto, South Africa

Guardiola Meets with Footballers of Soweto and Helps to Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness

FC Barcelona coach and former international player, Pep Guardiola joined NIKE Inc., the world’s largest football company, in a visit to the Football Training Center located in the heart of Soweto, South Africa to help inspire young footballers to fulfill their potential.

While at the Football Training Center, Guardiola joined young players at a training and Life Skills session providing… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on July 9, 2010 at 3:51pm — No Comments



Etihad Ups Baggage Allowance

Etihad Airways has increased its economy baggage allowance to 23kgs from the previous 20kgs. The new allowance is effective immediately.

Qatar Airways Launches QBiz Reward Scheme.

Qatar Airways has launched a new corporate reward programme designed specifically with the small-medium sized enterprise in mind. When a registered company employee travels with Qatar the company earns miles based on the… Continue

Added by Tracy on July 9, 2010 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Corporate and Leisure Travel

As an entrepreneurial business woman owning my own home-based travel agency and consistently delivering the best and most effective travel solutions to my clients. I write to introduce myself and to advise you of the partnership that I enjoy as a franchisee of Travel Counsellors, the worldwide market leaders in operating and supporting a network of home-based travel agents.

With 4 years of travel experience and expertise, built up working for other companies, I am confident that… Continue

Added by Tracy on July 9, 2010 at 11:48am — No Comments

Online Productivity Tools for your Small Business

With the growing trend of business tools online (Software as a Service) I’d like to share some of the business productivity tools we use at Refresh Creative Media. Some of these are free online tools and others justify their costs by greatly increasing our productivity and communication.

1. Google Apps…


Added by Craig Bruton on July 8, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

NikeFootball delivers the largest interactive LED installation in Africa

Towering high above downtown Johannesburg stands one of the city’s most iconic buildings, the Life Center. At 30 stories and 138 meters high this imposing building, the fourth tallest in Johannesburg, is the site of Nike’s latest interactive digital… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on July 7, 2010 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Sasol Nitro settles with Competition Commission regarding allegations of abuse of dominance in fertiliser businesses

Sasol Nitro, a division of Sasol Chemical Industries Limited, has concluded a settlement agreement with the Competition Commission of South Africa, relating to its fertiliser business. This agreement is scheduled to be considered by the Competition Tribunal on 14 July 2010.

Sasol Nitro and the Commission have been engaged in settlement discussions, regarding alleged contraventions of the Competition Act, pertaining to excessive pricing and exclusionary practices. The discussions have… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on July 6, 2010 at 5:13pm — No Comments

What Is The Cost Of NOT Training Management in Reputation Risk & Crisis Management?

By Deon Binneman in Johannesburg. Reputational risk is the risk that an activity, action or stance performed or taken by a company or its officials will impair its image in the community and/or the long-term trust placed in the organisation by its stakeholders, resulting in the loss of business and/or legal action.

Essentially all risks and all related components of the… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on July 6, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

SABMiller wins smallholder funding for Southern Sudan

SABMiller, one of the world's leading brewers, has won nearly $1 million funding from the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) to introduce an innovative local sourcing model for cassava through its subsidiary Southern Sudan Beverages (SSB). SABMiller will contribute over US$2m through the partnership to match the funding provided by the AECF.

A beer is being developed which will be brewed with cassava sourced from local small scale farmers, providing enhanced income for the… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on July 1, 2010 at 10:41am — No Comments

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Added by Roelof Venter on July 1, 2010 at 9:32am — No Comments

SABMiller takes action on alcohol abuse in South AfricaSABMiller takes action on alcohol abuse in South Africa

SAB Ltd, the South African subsidiary of world leading brewer SABMiller, is addressing alcohol abuse in the country with a wide-ranging innovative programme which addresses drinking and driving, Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, responsible trading and underage drinking - issues identified as needing action beyond communication and education.

SAB Ltd has invested nearly a million US dollars to set up seven Alcohol Evidence Centres (AECs) across the country in partnership with local and… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on July 1, 2010 at 8:57am — No Comments

Yara wins prestigious African business prize Yara has received the "Best Global Business in Africa" award, ahead of four major international competitors. Yara's achievements through African projects and long-time presence on the continent were honoured at the third annual African Business Awards.

“Receiving this award is a great acknowledgment of our way of doing business. In Africa, Yara has had a longstanding presence, and we are dedicated to… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on July 1, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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