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2009  // Posts published in 2009

30 Jul 2009 Media & Broadcasting

PATTA NAMED VODACOM’S TOP MEDIA WOMAN FOR 2009

Debora Patta, group editor-in-chief of eNews, has been named this year’s winner of the prestigious Vodacom Women in the Media Award for 2009. The award was presented to Patta during an event held at Summer Place, Sandton, today. It recognises the substantial contribution she has made to the broadcast media industry over the years and […]

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28 Jul 2009 Media & Broadcasting

DAUGHTER OF EXILE TRACES THE PULSE OF Y-GENERATION

FROM LONDON TO LEEDS TO JOZI, TAMARIA MOTSEPE – YFM’S BRAND CUSTODIAN HAS ALREADY MOVED MOUNTAINS Tamaria Motsepe was raised to help SA play a major part in a global society. Growing up in the shadows of apartheid death squads lent focus to her career plans during high school. Today, the innovative media whizz kid […]

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23 Jul 2009 Media & Broadcasting

e.tv SEEKS RIVAL TO LOOSEN SENTECH’S GRIP

FREE-TO-AIR broadcaster e.tv has called on companies to submit a proposal for signal distribution, indicating that it wants to reduce its heavy reliance on state-owned carrier Sentech. The move was prompted by changes in the licensing environment and the high transmission costs that broadcasting companies are paying. However, Sentech could potentially lose revenue made from […]

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22 Jul 2009 Transport

GOLDEN ARROW DELAYS LAUNCH OF 2010 BUSES

TRANSPORT TIMELINES “EXTREMELY TIGHT” GOLDEN Arrow has postponed the unveiling of 25 new European-style buses, earmarked for the World Cup, pending the outcome of negotiations with the province’s Transport and Public Works Department. The official unveiling of the new low-floor, air-conditioned buses had been scheduled for yesterday but was cancelled, after invitations had been hand-delivered […]

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21 Jul 2009 Clothing and Textiles

GOVERNMENT ABANDONS BID TO SAVE FRAME

Effort to lure foreign investor fails as Asian party walks away from deal THE Department of Trade and Industry has had to abandon plans to rescue the Frame Group, the textile arm of SA’s largest clothing manufacturer, Seardel, after it failed to convince an Asian foreign investor to take up a stake in the failed […]

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FRAME UNRAVELS WHILE IT AWAITS GOVERNMENT RESCUE

Questions about the strategic plan for Seardel’s Frame Vertical Pipeline facility in Kwazulu-Natal have been met with empty promises of a “press release soon” -so Frame has decided to go ahead and retrench all 1400 workers involved. Frame’s future has been in the balance since Seardel’s first announcement in April that it would close its […]

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STALLED PROMISES FAIL TO RESCUE 1400 JOBS AT FRAME DIVISION

THE FRAME Vertical Pipeline division is closing down and 1 400 jobs will be lost, despite efforts by the government to save the facility’s unique technology and jobs. Stuart Queen, the chief executive of Seardel, said the company was issuing retrenchment notices to 1200 workers in four subdivisions in the Frame Vertical Pipeline facility in […]

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2 Jul 2009 SENS Announcements

CONCLUSION OF THE ACQUISITION OF THE CALEDON CASINO, HOTEL AND SPA AND CENTURY CASINO NEWCASTLE BY HCI`S 38% HELD SUBSIDIARY, TOSGO SUN GAMING (PTY) LIMITED

Conclusion of the acquisition of the Caledon Casino, Hotel and Spa and Century Casino Newcastle by  HCI`s 38% held subsidiary, Tsogo Sun Gaming (Pty) Ltd (“transaction”) Further to the announcement by HCI on the Stock Exchange News Service (“SENS”) on 22 December 2008, shareholders  of  HCI  are  advised that  Tsogo  Sun Gaming  (Pty) Limited,  a  […]

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2 Jul 2009 SENS Announcements

TRANSACTION BETWEEN JOHNNIC HOLDINGS LIMITED, A WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF HCI, AND TSOGO SUN GAMING (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED PURSUANT TO WHICH THE HCI GROUP DECREASES ITS INDIRECT INTEREST IN TSOGO SUN KWAZULU-NATAL (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED

1.   Introduction HCI has an aggregate indirect interest of 46.6% in the issued share capital of Tsogo Sun KwaZulu-Natal (Proprietary) Limited “TS-KZN”), the licensee and operator of Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World in Durban.  HCI`s indirect interest in TS-KZN is held as to 30% via HCI`s wholly-owned subsidiary Johnnic Holdings Limited`s (“Johnnic”) shareholding in The […]

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30 Jun 2009 Media & Broadcasting

eNEWS, e.tv SCOOP BRONZE IN NEW YORK

Two eNews channel and e.tv weather ads have been recognised for their innovation at the prestigious World Promax/DBA Promotion and Marketing Awards. The ads that feature the American meteorologist, Derek van Dam, scooped a bronze certificate in Best news\information multiple spot campaign at the awards in New York. The ads feature Van Dam, new to […]

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