This from sport24.co.za:
That was the word coming out of SA Rugby on Wednesday following a media report over the weekend that overseas-based players would not be considered for the captaincy.
Allister Coetzee was unveiled as the new Springbok coach in Johannesburg on Tuesday, and immediately attention turned to who he would be picking as Jean de Villiers’ successor.
A report over the weekend suggested that the new Bok captain must be based in South Africa, but SA Rugby confirmed to Sport24 on Wednesday that there was no such rule.
“There has never been such a rule,” an SA Rugby representative said.
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‘Being a stalker and invading someone’s privacy is not cute’: Furious women slam man who took a photo of his ‘dream girl’ shopping at Woolworths
- Blake Nicholls, 22, penned hilarious post to Woolworths on behalf of friend
- His friend Brok Neilson spotted ‘the girl of his dreams’ in the supermarket
- The supermarket responded by saying he should ‘rice up and say hello’
- Mr Neilson posted a photo of the girl shopping on Facebook, it went viral
- People have slammed Mr Neilson on social media for being ‘creepy’
- They also accused Woolworths of ‘enabling’ a culture of ‘male entitlement’
A man has sparked outrage on social media after asking Woolworths to help him find the ‘girl of his dreams’ who he saw buying mushrooms at the Q Super Centre store in Mermaid Waters, Queensland.
Blake Nicholls, 22 shared a post to the supermarket’s Facebook page on Monday on behalf of his friend Brok Neilson, who took a photo of a young woman choosing mushrooms in the store and labelled her the ‘girl of his dreams.’
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- The recession caused insurers to delay system upgrades, generally resulting in poor customer satisfaction;
- Exposure of complaints has grown due to social media;
- New ways need to be found to engage Millennials in the industry, both as customers and as employees.
Insurers today need a unified platform to provide better and faster customer service at a lower cost if they want to turn sceptical millennials into loyal customers, according to senior executives from analytics company Verint.
Such a platform will help streamline end-to-end processes by assisting insurance companies to manage their people, processes and improving the flow across the customer journey. Verint recently hosted a roundtable at the Operational Excellence in Financial Services & Banking Summit and from discussions it was clear that the industry needs to find new ways to engage Millennials in the industry, both as customers and as employees.
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Note to editors: the below is an open letter from City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, to the National Minister of Public Works, Thulas Nxesi
In 2004, the City’s Metropolitan Cemetery Study identified the lack of land for cemeteries as a major flaw in the human settlement planning for the metro south-east.
Since 2006, the City of Cape Town has been liaising with the National Department of Public Works regarding the acquisition of an unregistered portion of land in Mfuleni to provide a much-needed cemetery in the area.
The population of Mitchells Plain, Blue Downs, Mfuleni, Khayelitsha and Philippi is growing rapidly, without any additional cemetery provision. Continue reading
Fahiem Frizlar recently joined Bolton Footwear (Jordan & Co, Watson and Barker Shoes) as the Marketing Manager, tasked with building the Jordan & Co portfolio of brands. He has more than 14 years’ experience in the industry.
Says Frizlar: “My key focus areas will be to develop marketing strategies and plans, identify suitable media channels to advertise as well focus on building the brand in the digital space – a key focus area. Brands will include Bronx, Bronx Woman, Anton Fabi, Jordan Shoes and Olympic International Footwear for now.”
Born and raised in Lansdowne, Cape Town, Frizlar studied Brand and Account Management at AAA school of advertising and has been building brands in various industries. “I most recently looked after the RCS retail store card portfolio. Before that I was at Woolworths in their Menswear department, Ackermans in the Homeware and new store openings division, as well as Marketing Manager at Sports Illustrated magazine. I’ve worked very hard to get to where I am and will continue to do so in the future.” Continue reading
Always a step ahead, Nick Hamman is excited about providing radio that is stimulating, exciting and engaging with content that appeals to South Africans who are educated, young at heart and positive about South Africa.
Along with Producer Michael Bossenger, Hamman Time will supply listeners with their morning eargasms from the road. One show, over three hundred kilometres, and a journey that won’t be forgotten. For two weeks Hamman Time will be broadcasting live from the road to Small Town Live Loud. Continue reading
Grade Nines preparing to enter their final phase of schooling next year will in coming months be expected to select the subjects that will see them through to matric. But that decision is too important to shelve away until the time comes, an expert says, and it should already be top of mind for learners who want to give themselves the best chance for success in Grade 12 and beyond.
“Towards the end of the year, Grade 9-learners will be given the opportunity to select which subjects they will take in their last three years of school and be tested on during the National Senior Certificate Exams in 2019,” notes Nola Payne, Head of Faculty: Information and Communications Technology at The Independent Institute of Education, SA’s largest and most accredited private higher education institution.
“It is an exceptionally hard choice to make, and many factors need to be taken into consideration,” says Payne, adding that these choices will have a profound impact on the qualifications to which learners will have access and, as a result, the careers they will be able to follow. Continue reading