Repost: You can go to your unemployed friend and say let’s wash taxis at the rank we going to wash 10 each and make R500.00pday (R15000pm) Your friend will likely refuse. It’s too hot I have a degree what what. Same friend gets a job offer from Capitec for R167 per day (R5000)he accepts the offer and celebrates like there is no tomorrow. That’s people for you they would rather be exploited in big fancy offices either than make their own struggle in the street. People don’t care about numbers they care about standard’s. You can cut grasses and make R10000 pm way more money than many people wearing fancy suits everyday. You must forget what people will think and face reality. Focus on number’s. They may laugh at you when your wearing your overalls cutting grasses and washing cars little would they know that you actually make more money than them. I know women that sell food at the Taxi rank who don’t make less then R1000 per day. You look down on them when your going to your air conditioned office. The big companies exploit you. They know your desperate for a job and lazy to think. My point here is doesn’t matter what your hustle may look like what matters is the number’s. A lot of people are underpaid and work for debt yet every morning you see them wearing nice clothes to work. Keep it real. Spirit ✊✊✊. MBCSINC
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs and is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. Chapter Directors host monthly events in their cities that feature successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
So let’s introduce Startup Grind Port Elizabeth in more detail…
Startup Grind is a connected online and offline network of vibrant startup communities to help fuel innovation, economic growth and prosperity at the local level. While Startup Grind was founded in Palo Alto, California, an extended network of more than 300 Startup Grind chapters are located around the world.
Startup Grind Port Elizabeth believes in making friends, not contacts; giving, not taking and helping others before helping yourself. Meet a group that is truly passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed. Join Startup Grind Port Elizabeth as we make the startup journey less lonely, more connected and more memorable.
If you would like to become part of the Port Elizabeth Startup Grind chapter – as a volunteer, speaker or attendee and cannot wait then contact Ramon Thomas via the form below:
Volkswagen Group South Africa has completed its R6.1 billion investment programme in the country, which began in 2015.
This was announced at the launch of its new Polo in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, on Thursday.
Most of the investment was spent on capital expenditure for production facilities, local content tooling, quality assurance and manufacturing equipment as well as information technology upgrades.
Speaking at the event, VWSA chairman and managing director Thomas Schaefer lauded the government for introducing the Motor Industry Development Programme, which was later succeeded by the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP).
“The automotive sector of the South African economy accounts for approximately 7.4% of the GDP and accounts for the direct employment of 113 000 people. I am convinced that the next phase of the APDP will continue in the same vein and allow for continued automotive investment,” Schaefer said.
Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle said the automotive sector is one of the key sectors in the province’s economy mix, which, if correctly leveraged, can see the province not only grow the regional economy and contribute towards further national economic growth, but also become a leader in modernising and re-skilling the work force.
“We are particularly encouraged by Volkswagen South Africa’s commitment to not only their continued and expanding investment in the South African economy, but also bold initiatives such as the announcement of an R86 million grant to SMMEs located in the manufacture and distribution space of automotive parts. This is a clear signal of the private sector accepting that South Africa’s future prosperity will depend on the societal effort all of us are prepared to invest, not just government.”
VWSA also said it had introduced the one-line concept for the first time as part of the investment. This will allow for two vehicle derivatives to be produced on the same production line.
The group said it had produced 110 000 cars in 2017. This is set to increase to 133 000 for 2018, of which 83 000 will be exported to markets around the world. This will include not only right-hand drive markets, but also to some left-hand drive markets, especially for the Polo GTI. Maximum annual plant capacity is expected to be reached with a three-shift operation of some 160 000 vehicles, in 2019.
You’re invited to join our first Toastmasters club meeting in Uitenhage. You will learn how to improve your public speaking, presentation skills, leadership and confidence. Port Elizabeth Toastmasters will assist us to conduct a demonstration meeting, while we recruit 20 people to start this new club.
- Date: Saturday, 20 January
- Time: 10h00
- Venue: Salvation Army Uitenhage, 1 Billson Street, Central behind Convent Primary School
- Entrance: FREE
For more info about go to Toastmasters Southern Africa website.
November 8, 2017 Fed-up community, Uitenhage
I’m writing from KwaNobuhle. We have an electricity crisis in Uitenhage – it’s been two weeks. When we called Kwanolec they told us they were striking.
The second time we called they told us it was Athol Trollip who had stopped giving overtime [payments]. The third time they said they’d answer us in December.
They didn’t have trucks and we should go to Trollip’s office because they were not fighting with us, they were fighting against Trollip.
It’s very tiring because some of our children are pupils and they can’t study at night because it’s dark. We ended up throwing our meats away because they were damaged.
We are a fed-up community and we feel abandoned by our own municipality. It is not taking us seriously and it’s very disrespectful when they don’t even notify us about the switch-off of the electricity.
Please, we need help urgently – we are broken.
souce: Herald Live newspaper
Is it really worth changing a name when that name is internationally known for various aspects, one of them being home to the largest car factory on the African continent?
Is it worth spending millions of Rands on changing a name when “insufficient funds” are so often named as the reason or excuse for lack of maintenance on basic services?
These are but two of the hundreds of comments, outbursts and reactions from the public on social platforms after the Eastern Cape government announced that it is considering changing Uitenhage’s name to “Qhagqiwa” or “Garden Town”.
Comments like: “if the name Uitenhage can’t even be spelled correctly on nameboards, imagine the new name”, “We will be totally lost, not knowing where the heck it is. Poor tourists … not a good idea”, “Is a name change really necessary? This is a political stunt to gain votes”, “Absurd. There are far more important things to spend tax money on”, “What will be the benefits of it? Surely the money could be much better spent on service delivery?”
There were, however, a few people who felt positive about Uitenhage being named “Qhagqiwa”.
The Eastern Cape Geographical Names Committee also announced that public participation hearings would be held after to the local government elections on August 3.
The other name changes include Port Elizabeth (to be changed to Gqeberha) and the Port Elizabeth airport (to be named Sipho Hashe Airport).
Zukile Jodwana, a member of the Eastern Cape geographical names committee said “This is a lengthy process and can take up to six months.
“We have received the applications, but now we have to hold public meetings in the communities where residents can voice their opinions and air their grievances.
“Then we must make a recommendation to the national geographical names committee, which in turn must submit its recommendations to the Minister of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture.”
There are various notable persons linked to Uitenhage. Saying that Enoch Sontonga, Allan Hendrickse, Smuts Ngonyama, Sean Burke, Ton Vosloo, Linky Boshoff, Garth Wright, Deshun Deysel and Loyiso Bala hail from Qhagqiwa, simply lacks any significance.
- Uitenhage was founded on 25 April 1804 and named in honour of General Jacob Abraham Uitenhage De Mist.
source: UD News/News24
Most of us are ignorant about municipal by-laws in South Africa, let alone, Uitenhage. On Facebook I’m the admin for the Uitenhage Forum group with over 12,600 active members.
This message was posted on by Gershwin Maduna “Enige iemand wat op soek is na pitbull puppys ek ht 3 teefies….enge iemnd wt belangstel kontak my 0828883457 watsapp ook.”
Carrie Pratt reported this post and brought it to my attention:
“It is against municipal bylaws to allow your dog or cat to have a litter unless registered as a legal breeder currently there are 11 legal breeders none for pitbull it is also I legal to hawk /sell puppies which includes social media by allowing such post it supports illegal back yard breeders I and these kind of posts are becoming more frequent which is very concerning I hope you can understand my concern with such posts.
Much appreciated and to add all females over 6 months should be spayed all relevant detail can be obtained from animal anticruelty league and dog control to confirm my statements are accurate.”
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TED Talks have become a global phenomenon since the first videos were published online in 2005. TEDxPortElizabeth, a full day TEDx conference licensed by TED, will be held for the first time in the Friendly City on Friday 1 July 2016. The conference will take place on the AFDA Film School, 28 Bird Street, Central, Port Elizabeth.
Attending such an event is an inspiring learning opportunity, where you engage with over 100 guests, getting a chance to network, communicate and have exhilarating conversation, with a diverse crowd, having many different experiences and backgrounds. “The TEDx platform connects Nelson Mandela Bay with a global community of innovators and activists,” says Ramon Thomas, founder of TEDxPortElizabeth. “Everyone who attends will join this exclusive community who value ideas worth spreading more than anything else.”
The theme for this year’s conference is, “Through The Looking Glass”, a take on the sequel to Alice in Wonderland. Come and be part of the TEDxPortElizabeth experience as you are captivated by an exciting array of speakers delivering talks from education to personal life experiences. These speakers will examine topics from a different angle, using this creative platform to reveal something you would have never thought of – leaving you with knowledge that is informative and inspiring.
The following speakers are from Uitenhage:
- Caleb Zealand, (7-year old) Child Palaeontologist – Why Kids Love Dinosaurs
- Colleen Grewar, Artist – Bratz vs Barbie Dolls
- Deshun Deysel, International Business Coach – Peak Performance
- Elizabeth Muller, Librarian – Children & Reading
- Joe Slingers, Educator – Timeless Literature
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About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talk videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Al Gore, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jane Goodall, Sir Richard Branson, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Salman Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
All existing and prospective service providers/creditors to the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality are hereby notified that, with effect from 1 July 2016, the municipal (NMBM) suppliers’ database, on which they may already be registered, will cease to be operative and an electronic Central Suppliers Database (CSD), developed by National Treasury, will be implemented. Accordingly, to be able to do business with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality from 1 July 2016, all existing or prospective suppliers or creditors of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality are required to register on this Central Suppliers Database (Note: Only providers registered on the National Treasury CSD will be regarded as verified providers by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality).
The implementation of this Central Suppliers Database is motivated on the desire to reduce duplication of effort and cost for both business and government. Registering is to be done through self-registering on the CSD website. In the self-registering process, the National Treasury CSD will verify the following information from suppliers/creditors: (1) Business registration (including details of directorship); (2) Bank account holder information; (3) Employees in the service of the state (National and Provincial); (4) Tax compliance status (5); Directors’/Members’ identity details (6) Tender defaulting and restriction status.
Note, however, that the following cannot yet be automatically verified by the National Treasury CSD and must therefore be sent to the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) Compliance Office for verification purposes (the Municipality will receive daily updates on all successful applications for registration on the CSD website):
* Municipal Billing Clearance Certificate * National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) Certificate * Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Construction Registers Service (CSR) status and * Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Certificate
The above must either be hand delivered or couriered to the following offices (note that this documentation must be accompanied by a completed NMBM Suppliers Verification Form, obtainable from the NMBM website (www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za – go to “Public Notices”) or from the offices below):
The Supply Chain Management Compliance Office, Harrower Road Depot, corner of Buxton Avenue and Harrower Road, North End, Port Elizabeth
The Supply Chain Management Compliance Office, Budget and Treasury Customer Care office, ground floor, Town Hall Building, Market Street, Uitenhage
For more details, please contact the NMBM Database Administrator, tel. 041 506 3274/3266; Fax: 0865144305 ; email: email@example.com