Ajax Cape Town has regrettably been forced to withdraw from participation in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup. We have been unable to secure the safety of our players for a trip to Angola despite multiple efforts to get all arrangements in place.
We are bitterly disappointed that our players, who were looking forward to representing their country in continental competition, are now denied the opportunity of a lifetime but we are forced to put their welfare ahead of their dreams. Ajax Cape Town has been attempting for weeks to seek clarity from the Angolan Football Federation as regards the internal travel arrangements for the match against Sagrada Esperanca in Dundo on Saturday, February 13.
It is the responsibility of Angola to ensure internal travel but they have been unwilling, despite our numerous requests by e-mail and fax, to give us details of our internal flights. Continue reading
So, this has been something I have been meaning to write about for quite a while now, as I am always approached by individuals reselling popular makeup brands which I use all the time… except for at a fraction of the cost (which was my first alarm bell). It’s something one comes across ever so often online as well and so many are victims to the purchasing of counterfeit cosmetic brands.
Although I personally have not bought counterfeit products, this is something I decided to do a little research on. I hope you will find this post useful and that it helps you when faced with this head-scratching topic. Remember, just because it is being sold doesn’t make it authentic!
Watch out for fake MAC, Nars and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics being sold — there are a few other brands which pop up as well. Fake products are often so good at being fake that they can honestly pass for the real thing. There are however simple things which can assist you in determining the products authenticity.
How to spot the fakes : Continue reading
The rapid growth of Gamification and the computer game culture are helping to create more efficient and profitable contact centres, says leading Strategic Back Office Workforce Optimisation Consultant Graeme Gabriel from Verint, who conducted seminars in Johannesburg and Cape Town recently on the topic of how to boost profitability and performance in contact centres.
The seminars were offered by New York-based analytics company Verint Systems, and Inovo, a leading provider of technological solutions to customer care centres. They were invited by Contact Centre Management Group, the South African professional association for contact centre managers and supervisors.
Service quality drives customer loyalty
Verint recently published the results of a large-scale study of more than 18 000 consumers in nine countries, which found that customer service was the deciding factor in South Africans’ customer loyalty. It showed almost half of consumers would remain loyal even if it was not the cheapest option, depending on service quality.
Programme: MTV Lip Sync Battle US
Channel: MTV (DStv channel 130)
Date: Monday 08 February
MTV’s massive TV and social media spectacle Lip Sync Battle US returns with a captivating season 2 opener, kicking off with a family face-off between Channing Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan Tatum. Continue reading
The summer season has once again seen an increase in the number of fires, which has resulted in vast areas of vegetation being destroyed. But most tragically, it has resulted in the loss of lives, particularly in informal settlements and backyarder dwellings.
Just yesterday, a fire broke out in a backyarder dwelling in Bellville South which affected a number of structures, while 18 residents were displaced.
I am always saddened to hear of this, particularly as many of these tragic incidents could have been prevented by taking some basic precautions.
As part of our work to build a safe and caring city, the City of Cape Town is therefore conducting ongoing fire awareness campaigns, educating residents on potential dangers and how to take preventative measures in a bid to reduce the number of fires. Continue reading
Iconic American actor Matt LeBlanc has today been revealed as one of the new presenters of the upcoming and eagerly awaited return of Top Gear – the planet’s biggest motoring entertainment show. LeBlanc’s appointment marks the first time the show has ever had a non-British host in its 39-year history.
In what promises to be an explosive cocktail of car-obsessed entertainers and cultural clashes – the eagerly anticipated return of the revamped show is expected to noisily announce itself on BBC Two and TV screens everywhere this May.
The Golden Globe-winning star of the popular BBC comedy Episodes, LeBlanc’s international appeal has never been stronger despite filming the finale of his global hit Friends almost 12 years ago. He’s already a familiar face to Top Gear viewers, having been a two-time guest on the show and the fastest celebrity to date around the Top Gear track in its reasonably priced car. LeBlanc also presented the recent standalone spin-off Top Gear: The Races, where he led fans through some of the most memorable racing moments from the previous 22 series. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town is a proud host and supporter of a number of events, and February kicks off a smorgasbord of entertainment which includes fashion, music and sport. These events not only provide economic spin-offs but are catalysts for outstanding visitor experiences. Read more below:
Cape Town has developed a strong track record as an events destination and continues to attract a range of events.
‘The direct economic impact through visitor and organiser spend is estimated at over hundreds of millions of rands. Our support of many of the events is part of our strategy to attract even more events to the city and to position Cape Town as the events capital of Africa.
‘Larger events attract international participants and visitors who often stay beyond the event. The ripple effect of the economic injection is felt at other attractions, within the hospitality industry and even at smaller events,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Councillor Garreth Bloor. Continue reading
Cape Town, 04 February 2016: More than a million babies are born in South Africa every year and one in seven of those are born premature with many not making it past their first 28 days of life. Babies who would have died a few decades ago survive today due to specialist care received in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) worldwide. While there are many factors associated with premature birth, in many cases the exact cause is unknown meaning any pregnant woman might be at risk.
Heart FM has once again put their hearts into the cause and partnered with Newborns Groote Schuur Trust, Cape Argus and Pick ‘n Pay to raise much needed funds for the ‘Little by Little’ campaign aimed at expanding and upgrading the Groote Schuur Neonatal Unit.
The Neonatal Unit is only one of two tertiary units in the Western Cape capable of providing the highly specialised care that these tiny babies so desperately need, and was the first tertiary unit in the country to be awarded Baby Friendly Status by the WHO.
From humble beginnings, the Neonatal unit now cares for upwards of 75 babies at any one time in a space constrained environment. Life saving neonatal care is very costly and a successful campaign with Heart FM, Pick n Pay and the Cape Argus in 2010/11 helped equip the unit with desperately needed incubators which are still saving lives today. Continue reading
The City of Cape Town will this week amalgamate the Water Technical Operations Call Centre (TOC) with its Corporate Call Centre. This means that residents will soon be able to contact the City for service requests, general City information, and all other service delivery delay requests at any time, 365 days of the year.
The amalgamation of these two call centres will immediately result in improved responsiveness when residents contact the City regarding water and sanitation service faults. This enhanced operational efficiency of the Water TOC is particularly important in light of the national drought and the recent water restrictions within Cape Town which have placed increased pressure on the Water TOC. Continue reading