Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Product of the week at SFI

I just recently joined the SFI - TRIPPLE CLICKS NETWORK, AND AM VERY SUPPRISED  about the quality  and number of products for sale.

SFI  Product of the week
Week 2 Jan 2018


 tripleclicks.com
Nomu S10 Waterproof Android Quad Core 4G Smartphone— ZAR1,740.38 (Save 8%!)
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Tougher, stronger, smarter: rethink what a rugged phone can offer with the Nomu S10 Waterproof Android Quad Core 4G Smartphone! A 5-inch IPS screen with 1280x720 resolution covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 provides sharp, crisp images and added protection when you're on the go; while the quad core processor and 2GB RAM handles all your media and gaming needs. The Nomu S10 also features a large 5000mAh battery for hours of uninterrupted usage and Quick Charge technology to get your phone back up and running quickly when it does need recharging. PRODUCT DETAILS: * Color: Black and orange * Screen size: 5.0 inches * Screen: Capacitive touch screen, multi-touch * Resolution: 720*1280 pixels * OS: Android 6.0 * CPU: MTK6737T Quad core * RAM: 2GB * Memory: 16GB * Extended memory: 32GB * Support functions: gravity sensor, light and distance sensor, geomagnetic sensor, quick charging * Display Resolution: 1280x720 * Talk time: 2-4 hours * GPS: Yes * Bluetooth: Yes * WIFI: Yes * Camera: 5MP front camera; 13MP rear camera * Network standard: 3G:WCDMA/2G:GSM/4G:LTE * SIM Card: Dual Nano SIM Card(SIM1 default 4G)or Nano SIM+MicroSD * Battery: 5000mAh battery (MAX) * Language: Multi Language support * Other functions: Calculators, alarm, clock, calendar, recorder, waterproof, OTG, etc. * Weight: 0.6kg * Dimensions: 146.6×75.9×13.95mm In the box: * Nomu S10 phone * Battery * USB cable * Charger * USB cable * User Manual
140.24 USD InStock

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Commun.it is a twitter management tool of note.


Social media management  tools come in all shapes and sizes,  some are free, some are paid for tools ( PREMIUM )  and some are a COMBINATION of free and premium  ( FREEMIUM ) 


I want to introduce you to tne commun.it twitter management  tool.   This tool allows you to manage your twitter community ( your twitter audience )
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Fishing at Mission Rocks in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Fishing  at Mission Rocks and adjacent rocky  shores in the iSimangaliso  Wetland  Park  is usually quite awsome, but the wind  has been blowing  in a north east direction for about three weeks now, chasing many folks off the rocks and making fishing a bit uncomfortable.

These first three weeks in November 2017 have produced  some fish along the rocky shores between  Cape Vidal  and St. Lucia, but there  should have been plenty more. My fishing   trip with Gareth  Robertson  the weekend  (18 / 19 November 2017) was quite enjoyable, even though we were blown  into submission on Saturday 18 November, coz we had an opportunity  to do a little driving around the iSimangaliso  Wetland  Park  and we're treated to some really cool sightings of game, as well as plenty of flowers in bloom.

We got to take a walk on the dried out sand  bed of Lake Bhangazi,  and  bumped  into some guys that were  fishing for barbel in the murky waters, and had a beer with them while chatting about barbel  fishing in general.

The drive on the  Bhangazi  loop road was very relaxed and a number of cars passed us as we took our time looking at flowers in bloom and just simply  enjoying the many game sightings, with plenty of ZEBRA,   KUDU,  GNU (blue wildebeest) RHINO, and other creatures.

This loop road was very fruitful  from a game viewing  perspective and I recommend  that every visitor to the iSimangaliso  Wetland  Park  take the time and effort to experience  as many of the loop roads as their time allows.  In other words, make sure that you go into the park early, and leave just in time to get our before they close the gate.  Remember that there is a R 500.00 fine for late exit......

There are many new loop toads and a few different  hides, so perhaps a day or three maybe  better  to see all.  There is plenty to see with lots of game, and even Hyhina  and leopards if you are lucky.  As for birds, there are plenty, and some are  rather  special sightings, like saddle  billed  storks.  There are plenty of yellow billed kites, but these seem to be restricted  to the coastal  zones only, where we also saw a fish eagle and plenty of swallows.


My battery on my phone died, so I  did not get pics of everything that a I would have liked. So remember  to take a good camera,  with extra  batteries, or a charger that will work  from your  transports  electric supply.

We tried fishing again on Sunday, but once again the wind was up, the surf was a bit on the large  side, and we did not catch  as many  fish as we would have liked.  We did see quite a few fish,  that were  caught by others, where kingfish, grunters, rock  cod,  sand sharks, salmon and others  were on display to claim bragging rights.

Once again, I bobbed out, but Gareth  caught a blue spotted sand shark. I did have a few good runs, and got bitten off three times, so the fish were eating, but our luck was the wrong colour.

On the way  out of the park we were treated to my first Hyhina sighting in the park,  and this guy was rather accommodating, as  I got a few good pics of this beautiful  animal.  We got to the gate at 18 H 58 which was cutting it a bit fine, as we fished in the bay at Cape Vidal till the last  minute, leaving Vidal at 18 H 10 and stopping for a few pics  nearly  became expensive, due to the R 500.00 late  exit  fine.
Hyhina on the roadside  in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park  along the Elephant Coast of KZN South Africa

Kudu  on the road between St. Lucia  and Mission  Rocks in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park


Two beautiful  rhinos along the road between Cape Vidal  and St  Lucia  in the iSimangaliso  Wetland Park


Grass  orchids  flowering  on the roadside in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park  near mission rocks


Mission rocks sign board  showing GPS co-ordination and warning  signs  which are standard through out the iSimangaliso  Wetland  Park



Warthog seen on the road just before mission rocks, in the iSimangaliso  Wetland  Park

King fish caught by local angler  Oom Daan when fishing near Mission Rocks in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Gareth Robertson  with his catch (Blue spotted Sand shark ) at  Mission Rocks  in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park  28 November 2017

Fishing at Mission  Rocks  in  the   iSimangaliso  Wetland  Park

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Will Andrew Zaloumis be criminaly charged for neglecting Lake St. Lucia and the St. Lucia Estuary system ?

The latest news here today, Tuesday 05 September 2017 is that Uncle Andrew, or Andrew Zaloumis has resigned from his position as CEO of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage site.  This is good news for some folks and bad new for some others. Those who have been the recipients of his good favours may be not too happy, but many South Africans, specifically those who  want to go fishing and enjoy our beautiful golden beaches along the Elephant Coast of KZN South Africa, are thrilled beyond belief that this tyrant has stepped aside.

Andrew Zaloumis as CEO of the IWPA has caused many hardships and cost the Elephant Coast dearly. In 2004 KZN Tourism issued an OCCASIONAL PAPER (#OccasionalPaper20 ) discussing the loss of 20 000 jobs caused by the knock on impacts of the 4x4 ban ( 4x4 ban blog ) #4x4ban  this document makes it very clear that these losses are huge and need government interventions.   Uncle Andrew on the other hand convinced the powers that be that the increase in INTERNATIONAL TOURISM would off set these losses and so they were ignored.

Problem is that the INTERNATIONAL TOURISM did not materialize, and the numbers are still (September 2017) well below the safety thresh hold with most tourism businesses within St. Lucia battling to make ends meet.  There are how ever a select few who have been hand picked by #UNCLEANDREW to make big returns on investment within the exclusive up-market international tourism sector. The losses within the domestic  tourism market were predicted, and intentionally side- lined with Good PUBLIC PERCEPTION MANAGEMENT  and bad intent perhaps even criminal intent on the part of the board of trustees at the IWPA  under the direct supervision and instructions from #UNCLEANDREW as CEO of the iSimangalsio Wetland Park Authority.

This document outlines just how well documented the predicted losses within the Elephant Coast Tourism sector was .  These predicted losses were deliberately ignored, as per linked document, and today the village of St. Lucia is nearly bankrupt,     and the tourism flow figures are way below those
of 1997-1999.  Once #UNCLEANDREW too over as CEO of the #IWPA (iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority) things went south, coz this fella was hell-bent on changing the face of tourism to suit the needs of the eleite, and exclude us as commoners or ordinary south African citizens.

Prices skyrocketed, and the tourism market changed its colours under Andrew Zaloumis as CEO of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority.  Lake St. Lucia itself was just a pawn in #UncleAndrew 's plot to break / destroy the domestic tourism market along the Elepehant Coast of KZN South Africa as this would put him in a good place to manage the upper market international tourism trade in a very nasty and self cemterd way, where few would get rich and many would suffer bankruptcy.

take your time and do the home work yourself.  Me telling you that #UNCLEANDREW was bad is not going to help, as nearly every person I speak to has been subject to the #IWPA public perception management strategy that makes the CEO (  #UNCLEANDREW ) look good and right for the job.  How ever once one gets on the ground and talks to the folks who have lost their livelihoods one sees a very different picture.  Problem is that the news papers and other media are afraid of government reprisals, should they say anything untoward.  #UncleAndrew and his team within the inner workings of the ANC have ensured that the truth is well hidden and buried under so much red tape that those looking soon give up.  

Problem is that nature reveals all, and the natural ecosystems within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park are now about to be revaled for what they are....   A DISASTER ZONE and not a paradise as the IWPA and associates have been trying to convince the public.

It is my personal opinion that Andrew Zaloumis should be held criminally liable for the loss of habitat and breeding grounds for marine species within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage site.

Where to from here ?  Well I suggest that you read this blog next, before making any decisions...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Imfino Yethu a new green grocer coming to the St. Lucia hospitality scene.

Imfino  Yethu - project works initiative.

Imfino Yethu is a new green grocer coming to  St. Lucia,
Imfino Yethu your green grocer in St. Lucia
KZN south africa. Imfino Yethu came about  as a spin off of a project work  initiative.  The initial intent  at project work, was to empower a group of ladies in the Dukuduku South region  area, within the subsistence agricultural arena,

The question became what does the market require?  And is there sufficient market size to remain viable once training completed?

upon investigation of the local green grocer business it was discovered that  there is no local green grocer within the Mtubatuba local municipality.

It was thus a  logical conclusion that project work establish a green grocer  to take up   a share of the green grocery business  which will fulfil the needs of the local hospitality industry and the Food and beverage industry of the Greater St. Lucia area.

Project work has passed the Imfino Zethu project along to one of the pioneer members of the project work management team   WE at Project work  expect this project to be  run as a viable profit making business.  AS long as Imfino Yethu remains viable, the trainees empowered by our practical farming for subsistence farmers, will have a sustainable outlet for these folks to maintain in the vegetable and herb growing business, showing profit for their physical inputs.

Besides the official prefered outlet for these trainees end products, The hospitality industry along with the food and beverage industry, there is also a reasonable sized market for the various greens that are consumed by the indigenous population of the Mtubatuba local municipality.  Then there is also the new market that is opening up due to the exposure of the south African market to shows like master chef, and braai master, where all these fancy herbs and related fresh produce are used to prepare really tasty dishes.  These online cooking shows are slowly opening up the niche areas to speciality herbs and indigenous food products like wild spinach, amongst many others.

There is no outlet for these products, as there is no marketing done by the farmers and farming associations within the Mtubatuba Local municipality. Imfino Yethu and Project work along with our marketing teams and advertising partners are in the process of changing this, and there will soon be some aggressive marketing of these fresh herbs and related spinach / green leaf varieties.

This marketing of fresh herbs, greens and other veggies will be a FUFISM based online marketing drive associated with a print media campaign, focusing on the local household markets of the Monzi / Dukuduku / St. Lucia / Khula and an online campaign along with a #HASHTAG  focusing on all visitors to St. Lucia, highlighting restaurants where this produce is prepared and served, with a primary focus on the local Imfino and other indigenous greens.

Subscribe to this blog to keep informed of when the doors of Imfino Yethu will be open to the public

Also do a hashtag search for #IMFINOYETHU to discover who is talking about this agricultural development project.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Project work and Old School birding tours team up.



Project work :  We will be working with  Old School birding tours to establish #OLDSCHOOLBIRDINGROUTE

Water lilies on the pond,
Water lilies

 
Establishing a functional birding route that consists of bird hides put in place by project work trainees is not going to be an easy task.  But this does not mean that it is impossible, just that it will be time consuming and a rather labor intensive exercise.
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The basic idea is that we help individual property owners to establish bird hides with related infrastructure, such as ablution facilities, a dining area or lapa, on their property, then bring tourists, birders and environmentalists as well  as others  such as nature lovers or those who just want to enjoy the outdoors, to make use of these bird hides, with associated facilities and enjoy the great African out doors in style and comfort.

Each bird hide we successfully add to the birding route will improve the over all value of the route and offer extra jobs to the growing list of folks who have benefited from the activities of project work.  If we do this right, and put up cluster hides, which have a central info center, along with arts and crafts  shops, coffee shops and perhaps accommodation thrown in, then our birding project will be very successful.

Each bird hide has the potential to add three or more new jobs to the tourism market, depending on the hide location along with related facilities. These  jobs would be


Bromeliads in St. Lucia
1) The bird hide creator and once created, this job will be reallocated to maintenance​ and environmental care, where feeding The birds will be a primary task
2) Catering staff to look after needs of folks who make use of bird hide
3) Birding guide and  related administrative staff

This will also add to the marketing and administrative job load, and every 10 hides will require one administrative employee within the tourism industry. Here we are talking bookings office or marketing staff

Birding is currently a growing trend within the world tourism market, how ever this is not currently being exploited by the Mtubatuba tourism industry. Project work aims to change that, and make birding a primary draw card within the Elephant Coast Tourism Industry.

There will be many spinoffs from a birding route with one thousand plus bird hides, as the domestic and self drive international tourists may perhaps not make use of local guides, but still make use of the bird hides and related facilities at cluster hides.

The passing trade associated with a busy birding route can become quite substantial, especially if the other activities such as game drives, deep sea fishing trips, arts and craft shopping, nature based walking trails and relaxing at the beach are added into the package deals, making the Mtubatuba Municipality a preferred holiday destination for South Africans, and a must visit location for international tourists to South Africa.

#FRANKIE2SOCKS  #PROJECTWORK

Saturday, April 15, 2017

FUNDING FOR PROJECT WORK

Please help fund project work.

Project work is not an NPO (Non Profit Organisation ).but a project put in place to ensure that there is a market for our marketing and project management services.  Project  Work is in place to facilitate practical training for those folks who have theoretical training as well as personal knowledge of tourism related products or jobs, which fall mostly within.the hospitality and tourism industry. Here we are talking, amongst others about,

front office staff
Restaurant  staff
House keeping staff
Tour guides
Marketing staff
Environmental management and maintenance staff
First line management staff and supervisors

One of the objectives at Project work4U is to establish a functional restaurant, where trainees within the food and beverage sector will acquire practical experience by working at a fully functional restaurant. Project work thus needs to find the funds to build a restaurant that will suite our needs as a training establishment.

We as project work are thus asking for social investments from the general public and businesses alike. Project work would thus like to offer you an opportunity to help us in our fund raising efforts, through making a social investment of R 5 000.00.

Now you may be asking what do you get in return for your social investment, and that is a very.valid question, as R 5 000.00 is a considerable sum of money.

Well this restruant will.need a customer base, and so we would like to offer you as a social investor a return on your social investment. Now what can we offer you that is worth R 5 000.00?

After thinking about this and evaluating our options we think that it is fair to offer you, as a social investor, the opportunity to experience first hand the fruits of your social investment.  So we would like to offer you the opportunity to come and eat at our restaurant, which you funded with your social investment, for FREE

We believe that offering you the opportunity to to eat out in style, for free, at our restaurant, which you helped fund, is a fair trade off,  for your social investment. But R 5 000.00 is a considerable social investment

So we feel that you should get a fair return on your social investment, and get six tickets, each for a table of eight, which you can take up when it suits you. We still need to evaluate and determine the terms and conditions, so we would like your feed back here in the comment stream.below

Now six tickets each for a table of eight makes a total of 48 meals. How ever the tickets are for a group sitting of 8 or less folks, which means that you will need to bring your friends, family or relatives along with you.

You do not need to use all 6 tickets at once, so you will be able to bring folks along for a free meal on six different occasions, or perhaps three groups of 16 folks, or some combination. You decide, but remember these are 6 group bookings, each for a table of 8.


Setting up a restaurant as a training establishment is going to.be a costly affair, as we firstly need to put the building in place, then furnish it with suitable furniture, including the kitchen equipment, like stoves, fridges, ovens and associated cutlery as well as pots, pans, serving dishes, bain marines table cloths, paintings and other artwork for the walls. Then there is also the classroom environment as
well as staff recreational areas, ablution.facilities and so many other expenses not mentioned here.

Your comments would be really appreciated, as we need to have an idea if this tactic of social.invedtments, with a social experience as a return on your social.investment will work as a funding tactic

Leave a comment and let us know what your views on this fund raising tactic are.

If you want to donate please do so on this page  https://bierhttps://bierpens.blogspot.co.za/2017/03/project-work  use the yellow donate button on the right hand marging