Low overturn rate does not necessarily mean insurer excellence
The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance (OSTI) has today released its Annual Report on Operations for 2017. Key highlights for the year are that 9 962 complaints were resolved in an average turn-around time of 131 days with an amount of R87 101 354 recovered for consumers. The 2017 statistics demonstrate considerable progress when compared... Read more
Cape Town Airport renaming process in full swing
President Nelson Mandela’s name is among the top names recommended for the renaming of Cape Town’s International Airport, Transport Minister Blade Nzimande said on Tuesday. “There are a number of names that have been put forward around the renaming of Cape Town International Airport. Some officially, others in the... Read more
Amatola Water gets new CEO
Vuyo Zitumane has been appointed as Amatola Water’s chief executive officer. The appointment was announced earlier today by the national cabinet following a recommendation by the Amatola Water Board. Zitumane comes with a formidable track-record, having served in numerous senior positions in the public sector, notably as the executive... Read more
Chris Bertish claims another South African first
Chris Bertish, the International Speaker, Big Wave Surf Champion and best-selling Author, who recently completed the impossible, by paddling solo and unsupported, on a modified Stand Up Paddle Board across the Atlantic Ocean, covering a staggering 7500km over 120 days, has claimed another South African first by being the... Read more
Have your say on Buffalo River Estuarine
Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa has published the draft Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan for public comment. This was published in Government Notice No. 116 in the Government Gazette on Friday. “The Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan (EMP) has been developed in terms of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal... Read more
Google-Getty deal is good, but more needs to be done
SAFREA applauds the partnership between Google and Getty Images that was announced earlier this month with a view to preventing photographic copyright infringement. The two digital media giants signed an agreement that provides Google with a multi-year licence allowing the use of Getty’s images in its products, with a... Read more
May the best furniture win
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) industrial design student Merliska Meerman will use her “Rhino” design concept as a solution to filling the gap currently existing in the South African manufacturing sector for children’s furniture. The 21-year-old will vie for the coveted title of producing the best furniture design concept... Read more
Facebook joins hands with partners across Africa for a safer Internet
Aim – Raising awareness of emerging online issues and helping to explore ways to make the Internet safer for all JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 6, 2018/ — Celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) (https://goo.gl/EGR7dd) under the connected theme of “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”,... Read more
Gender equality gets new chairperson
The National Skills Authority (NSA) has congratulated Lulama Nare on her appointment as the chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE). President Jacob Zuma appointed Nare as the CGE chairperson from 20 October 2017 until 31 March 2019. Nare’s former employer, the NSA – which is a statutory... Read more
Nissan appoints new dealer network development head
Nissan South Africa, today announced that Lizette Crause has been promoted to General Manager: Dealer Network Development, reporting to Xavier Gobille the Managing Director of Sales and Marketing, Nissan South Africa. Lizette joined Nissan South Africa’s Finance team in 2001 as an Aftersales Business Advisor. During her time at... Read more