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Tuesday, 28 April 2009 12:22

Qatar Airways spreads its wings with PR Worx

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{pp}Qatar Airways, the Gulf’s 5 star airline today announced that they have appointed PR Worx as their new public relations agency for South Africa.
{pp}Imagine cutting R1,2m off your debt? Andre Snyman, managing director of Consumer Assist one of South Africa’s largest debt counselling organisations had a client who “was over-indebted and owed R3 004 985, including his bond. He was paying off R24 400 a month but the interest over the 240 months…
Thursday, 23 April 2009 14:48

FIFA fashion range set to hit the stores

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{pp}The global roll-out of the first official range of FIFA branded clothing and merchandise is set to begin later this year. The move follows a long-term worldwide agreement with Global Brands Group, the international brand management and licensing company, to become FIFA’s exclusive worldwide Master Licensee.
{pp}It is believed that the first vines were planted in the Stone Age, sparking a long and colourful history of vine cultivation. In 2009, South Africa celebrated the 350th anniversary of the first vinification by Jan van Riebeeck at the Cape. It is therefore fitting that 2009 should also mark…
{pp}Visa applications for travellers to the UK will cost the economy R 500 million in the next 12 to 18 months says immigration expert, Leon Isaacson, MD of Global Migration. Not only this, but the process has caused extreme inconvenience to travellers.
{pp}The Blue Turtle Technologies - Serena Software partnership has been extended to cover sub-Saharan Africa and the Serena reseller network. Blue Turtle will handle consolidation of the Serena partner network, and provide full support for Serena products and partners throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Blue Turtle will support Serena’s Application Lifecycle Management…
{pp}People Oposing Women Abuse (POWA) could get a R10 000 donation if you take the time to subscribe to the SA Men weekly newsletter.Just go to and subscribe, easy as that!
Tuesday, 21 April 2009 00:58

Informal Architecture

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{pp}The informal city fills the gaps left by what the formal city does not and cannot provide. Yet it is largely condemned and outlawed - its potential hidden. <br><br>Despite the UN-Habitat’s call for “cities without slums” pronounced in 1999, the number of informal settlements has drastically increased. Similar ambitions are…
Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:47

How Hungry are the Banks?

{pp}Many reports in recent months have blamed the National Credit Act (NCA) and the escalation in interest rates for the ever-increasing number of unsuccessful mortgage bond applications. While these factors do influence consumers that are over-exposed to debt and those in the poorer income group, we have witnessed another phenomenon…
{pp}Having assisted hundreds of clients over almost eight years in procuring property finance, we at Property Factor are often astonished at how even the most learned buyers enter into sale agreements without reading or fully understanding the contents of their contracts. Some buyers believe they are signing a “standard” offer…
Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:32

Priceless Investment Advice

{pp}Imagine a truly successful property investor sharing their secrets with you, talking about the lessons learnt and knowledge gained over 30 years. What wouldn’t you do to pick such a brain? I recently had the privilege of attending a presentation by an astute investor, Ian Fife, who is probably better…
Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:24

How Credit Worthy are You?

{pp}Since 2001, we’ve seen a huge increase in the desire for “bad” credit. This is credit that feeds consumerism and the need for immediate gratification. Methods used in curbing this indulgence have had an adverse effect on the availability of “good” credit (credit used to build assets). Those wanting to…

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