Danie Malan
Danie Malan
Out of focus
One can see from this article that Butch has absolutely NO knowledge about focus groups and qualitative research (not even about the so-called quoted costs). A total disgrace that he calls himself a market researcher.
Posted on 18 Nov 2019 17:07
Anonymous
Krispy Kreme rolls out mini-locations across Cape Town
Encouraging to see a International Brand getting it right in light of recent publicity around the woes other International Brands have experienced during the last few months perhaps serving as a reminder about the reality of the South African competitive landscape. Leveraging a kiosk concept and partnering with existing retailers is not a new concept, multiple coffee brands have gone this route among others, the long term success of this strategy would likely depend on the ability of the business to maintain their product quality and integrity if you venture to speak to loyal patrons who had their morning flat white butchered at a kiosk before
Posted on 18 Nov 2019 15:27
Bill Ray
Bill Ray
#AfricaCom: How to accelerate digital transformation to 5G the right way
I heard that 5G is bad good for health...
Posted on 18 Nov 2019 15:10
Bill Ray
Bill Ray
Kalabars online video streaming service launched in Kenya
Hooray! I was waiting for it!
Posted on 18 Nov 2019 15:09
Bill Ray
Bill Ray
#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa
Thanks for the article Sindy!
Posted on 18 Nov 2019 15:08
Derek Main
Cape Town Municipal Planning By-laws approved
This comes as no surprise at all. I made a presentation at the CoCT chambers regarding these amendments (specifically the cell mast by-laws) stating that the Public Participation Process is a sham. It is only used to give a veneer of respectability to a deeply flawed process. The decisions are made long before these PPPs are held and they are merely a rubber-stamp exercise. At the PPP hearing, nobody spoke in favour of these amendments and many speakers raised objections - these were simply ignored. By passing these amendments, they have proven my point. In fact, I regret having participated in this PPP because by doing that, I have simply lent some credibility to an entirely dishonest process. The entire PPP needs to be overhauled - it's not working for citizens. Interestingly, at that same hearing, one speaker raised the fact that CoCT loses 94% of the cases that go to court after these PPPs - that says something in itself.I would assert that these amendments are unconstitutional. On 19 February 2019, the Constitutional Court handed down judgement in the Simcha Trust v Da Cruz & Others and CoCT v Da Cruz & Others. They ruled that local authorities had an obligation, when considering a building application, to apply the legitimate expectations test when considering whether the surrounding area where the building is to be erected would likely be disfigured or whether such a building would be unsightly or objectionable. The legitimate expectations test would accordingly require the decision maker to consider the impact of the proposed development on neighbouring properties from the perspective of a hypothetical neighbour. This judgment is significant in that local authorities are now to apply the legitimate expectations test to all the disqualifying factors in order to make decisions which are geared towards preserving the value of surrounding properties and the appearance of the area as a whole, ultimately ensuring that the interests of property owners in the surrounding area are adequately protected.Section 7 (1)(b)(ii)(aa) of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act (Act) sets out certain disqualifying factors whereby local authorities must refuse a building application, namely where the proposed building would:(aaa) disfigure the area in which it will be erected;(bbb) be unsightly or objectionable; or(ccc) derogate from the value of the adjoining or neighbouring properties.If the local authority has to adhere to these rules, how is it that the cell industry can simply ignore them? I am convinced that the cell industry will not be exempt from this CC judgement.On the health issues, there is ample evidence that EMF radiation is harmful not only to humans but to all life-forms. There are thousands of scientists who have raised serious concerns with the roll-out of this unsafe technology. Even a cursory investigation will reveal this. Our government, which is obliged to protect us, is being derelict in it's duty if they does not take cognisance of these hazards and to protect us from them.In my opinion, the most effective way to fight these amendments is to get the DA out of power in Cape Town and move to have the amendments reversed. It has long been my contention that if there is ever a conflict between business and citizens, in a DA world, business will win every time. The DA is more concerned with protecting business' rights than citizen's rights. The DA (and other political parties) receive massive funding from business and thus their decisions are skewed in favour of business. It's a massive conflict of interest and we, the citizens, are the losers. Having experienced how the PPP operates in favour of business, I am of the view that not only is there a conflict of interest, there is massive corruption at play. Given what we have learnt at the State Capture Commission, this will come as no surprise to any thinking South African.Increasingly, we citizens are feeling powerless in the face of a business-centric government. The PPP, that is meant to protect citizens from being ridden rough-shod by our government, is deeply flawed and is farcical. In light of this, we are seeing increasing levels of social unrest and challenging of authority. This will only get worse. In fact, it may be that the only way we citizens will be able to protect ourselves from the health risks of and devaluing of property values by the cellular industry is to disable or dismantle this infrastructure by ourselves. Frankly, when I read about batteries being stolen from cell mast stations, my heart sings. I would be willing to buy these batteries just to keep that happening.
Posted on 18 Nov 2019 14:57
Derek Main
Cape Town Municipal Planning By-laws approved
This comes as no surprise at all. I made a presentation at the CoCT chambers regarding these amendments (specifically the cell mast by-laws) stating that the Public Participation Process is a sham. It is only used to give a veneer of respectability to a deeply flawed process. The decisions are made long before these PPPs are held and they are merely a rubber-stamp exercise. At the PPP hearing, nobody spoke in favour of these amendments and many speakers raised objections - these were simply ignored. By passing these amendments, they have proven my point. In fact, I regret having participated in this PPP because by doing that, I have simply lent some credibility to an entirely dishonest process. The entire PPP needs to be overhauled - it's not working for citizens. Interestingly, at that same hearing, one speaker raised the fact that CoCT loses 94% of the cases that go to court after these PPPs - that says something in itself.I would assert that these amendments are unconstitutional. On 19 February 2019, the Constitutional Court handed down judgement in the Simcha Trust v Da Cruz & Others and CoCT v Da Cruz & Others. They ruled that local authorities had an obligation, when considering a building application, to apply the legitimate expectations test when considering whether the surrounding area where the building is to be erected would likely be disfigured or whether such a building would be unsightly or objectionable. The legitimate expectations test would accordingly require the decision maker to consider the impact of the proposed development on neighbouring properties from the perspective of a hypothetical neighbour. This judgment is significant in that local authorities are now to apply the legitimate expectations test to all the disqualifying factors in order to make decisions which are geared towards preserving the value of surrounding properties and the appearance of the area as a whole, ultimately ensuring that the interests of property owners in the surrounding area are adequately protected.Section 7 (1)(b)(ii)(aa) of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act (Act) sets out certain disqualifying factors whereby local authorities must refuse a building application, namely where the proposed building would:(aaa) disfigure the area in which it will be erected;(bbb) be unsightly or objectionable; or(ccc) derogate from the value of the adjoining or neighbouring properties.If the local authority has to adhere to these rules, how is it that the cell industry can simply ignore them? I am convinced that the cell industry will not be exempt from this CC judgement.On the health issues, there is ample evidence that EMF radiation is harmful not only to humans but to all life-forms. There are thousands of scientists who have raised serious concerns with the roll-out of this unsafe technology. Even a cursory investigation will reveal this. Our government, which is obliged to protect us, is being derelict in it's duty if they does not take cognisance of these hazards and to protect us from them.In my opinion, the most effective way to fight these amendments is to get the DA out of power in Cape Town and move to have the amendments reversed. It has long been my contention that if there is ever a conflict between business and citizens, in a DA world, business will win every time. The DA is more concerned with protecting business' rights than citizen's rights. The DA (and other political parties) receive massive funding from business and thus their decisions are skewed in favour of business. It's a massive conflict of interest and we, the citizens, are the losers. Having experienced how the PPP operates in favour of business, I am of the view that not only is there a conflict of interest, there is massive corruption at play. Given what we have learnt at the State Capture Commission, this will come as no surprise to any thinking South African.Increasingly, we citizens are feeling powerless in the face of a business-centric government. The PPP, that is meant to protect citizens from being ridden rough-shod by our government, is deeply flawed and is farcical. In light of this, we are seeing increasing levels of social unrest and challenging of authority. This will only get worse. In fact, it may be that the only way we citizens will be able to protect ourselves from the health risks of and devaluing of property values by the cellular industry is to disable or dismantle this infrastructure by ourselves. Frankly, when I read about batteries being stolen from cell mast stations, my heart sings. I would be willing to buy these batteries just to keep that happening.
Posted on 18 Nov 2019 14:54
Derek Main
Cape Town Municipal Planning By-laws approved
This comes as no surprise at all. I made a presentation at the CoCT chambers regarding these amendments (specifically the cell mast by-laws) stating that the Public Participation Process is a sham. It is only used to give a veneer of respectability to a deeply flawed process. The decisions are made long before these PPPs are held and they are merely a rubber-stamp exercise. At the PPP hearing, nobody spoke in favour of these amendments and many speakers raised objections - these were simply ignored. By passing these amendments, they have proven my point. In fact, I regret having participated in this PPP because by doing that, I have simply lent some credibility to an entirely dishonest process. The entire PPP needs to be overhauled - it's not working for citizens. Interestingly, at that same hearing, one speaker raised the fact that CoCT loses 94% of the cases that go to court after these PPPs - that says something in itself.I would assert that these amendments are unconstitutional. On 19 February 2019, the Constitutional Court handed down judgement in the Simcha Trust v Da Cruz & Others and CoCT v Da Cruz & Others. They ruled that local authorities had an obligation, when considering a building application, to apply the legitimate expectations test when considering whether the surrounding area where the building is to be erected would likely be disfigured or whether such a building would be unsightly or objectionable. The legitimate expectations test would accordingly require the decision maker to consider the impact of the proposed development on neighbouring properties from the perspective of a hypothetical neighbour. This judgment is significant in that local authorities are now to apply the legitimate expectations test to all the disqualifying factors in order to make decisions which are geared towards preserving the value of surrounding properties and the appearance of the area as a whole, ultimately ensuring that the interests of property owners in the surrounding area are adequately protected.Section 7 (1)(b)(ii)(aa) of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act (Act) sets out certain disqualifying factors whereby local authorities must refuse a building application, namely where the proposed building would:(aaa) disfigure the area in which it will be erected;(bbb) be unsightly or objectionable; or(ccc) derogate from the value of the adjoining or neighbouring properties.If the local authority has to adhere to these rules, how is it that the cell industry can simply ignore them? I am convinced that the cell industry will not be exempt from this CC judgement.On the health issues, there is ample evidence that EMF radiation is harmful not only to humans but to all life-forms. There are thousands of scientists who have raised serious concerns with the roll-out of this unsafe technology. Even a cursory investigation will reveal this. Our government, which is obliged to protect us, is being derelict in it's duty if they does not take cognisance of these hazards and to protect us from them.In my opinion, the most effective way to fight these amendments is to get the DA out of power in Cape Town and move to have the amendments reversed. It has long been my contention that if there is ever a conflict between business and citizens, in a DA world, business will win every time. The DA is more concerned with protecting business' rights than citizen's rights. The DA (and other political parties) receive massive funding from business and thus their decisions are skewed in favour of business. It's a massive conflict of interest and we, the citizens, are the losers. Having experienced how the PPP operates in favour of business, I am of the view that not only is there a conflict of interest, there is massive corruption at play. Given what we have learnt at the State Capture Commission, this will come as no surprise to any thinking South African.Increasingly, we citizens are feeling powerless in the face of a business-centric government. The PPP, that is meant to protect citizens from being ridden rough-shod by our government, is deeply flawed and is farcical. In light of this, we are seeing increasing levels of social unrest and challenging of authority. This will only get worse. In fact, it may be that the only way we citizens will be able to protect ourselves from the health risks of and devaluing of property values by the cellular industry is to disable or dismantle this infrastructure by ourselves. Frankly, when I read about batteries being stolen from cell mast stations, my heart sings. I would be willing to buy these batteries just to keep that happening.
Posted on 18 Nov 2019 14:54
Anonymous
Traffic Live Winter Fashion Show
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Posted on 18 Nov 2019 13:23
Anonymous
Capital Gains Tax explained
What is the situation if the proceeds of the sale is used to buy a more expensive further property? Can the capital gain iro the first property be set of the base cost of the new property?
Posted on 18 Nov 2019 10:29
Anita Garg
Anita Garg
2020 Bookmark Awards judges are announced
Nice post! Thanks for sharing useful post.
Posted on 16 Nov 2019 08:46
Anonymous
Olymp Trade: an easy way to earn money on financial markets for beginners and professionals
Learning with Olymp Trade is easy because they have training materials in their website and in their youtube channel. It's very useful especially for people who are just starting out. You dont need to drown yourself in strategies though, just learn the overview for each and master one or two that you think will be beneficial for you.
Posted on 15 Nov 2019 11:29
Anonymous
Mantashe bangs the race drum again
The core problem with Mantashe is that he is fundamentally incompetent. He even took it upon himself to market a non existent mineral to an international mining conference in Australia. There is no surprise in the policies that he seeks to promote. It is the logical consequence of his toxic mixture of being intellectually compromised and ideologically misguided.
Posted on 13 Nov 2019 21:53
Anonymous
Mantashe bangs the race drum again
Interesting how no Black writer or journalist would come up with such a headline
Posted on 13 Nov 2019 16:54
Skor Bola
Social media can make or break your tourism business
best service
Posted on 13 Nov 2019 15:00
Arif Sharifudin
Olymp Trade: an easy way to earn money on financial markets for beginners and professionals
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Posted on 13 Nov 2019 14:07
larry brin
larry brin
3 ways a Biz Office can "hothouse" company culture
nice post
Posted on 13 Nov 2019 13:45
Anonymous
Beloved founder of City Lodge Hotel Group dies
We have lost one of the true innovators and complete gentleman of the tourism industry. Hans was also one magical client for the years that I handled the City Lodge account at the advertising agency that was then called Hunt Lascaris TBWA. Rest In Peace. Our thoughts are with his family.
Posted on 12 Nov 2019 22:10
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