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May 17 2017

Thavma Business Consulting – ADR for Business

Why Litigate When You Can Mediate?

Business owners, companies and government often face complex disputes. People in business are beginning to realise that litigation is often costly, both financially and in terms of organisational stress and time consuming for individuals across different parts of the organisation. As the litigation process focuses on a strict interpretation of applicable laws, the outcomes produced by litigation often ignore the interests and needs of the parties – economic and business factors are not considered by the court. They are also beginning to realise that cost saving is not just a business imperative, but an ethical one as well.

Dispute Settlement Service

Thavma Business Consulting (TBC) offers a Dispute Settlement Service, devoted exclusively to commercial/business mediation, working closely with our clients, committed to developing solutions to solve their disputes expeditiously and cost-effectively. TBC takes into account the interests and needs of the parties, which is based on a focused approach to attain rapid settlements resulting in mutually satisfactory outcomes in an amicable way. TBC specialise in resolving disputes, through the process of mediation, across most industries that include:

  • Breach of Contract;
  • Partnership Disputes;
  • Private / Government / Contractor / Service Provider Deals;
  • Medical Claims;
  • Insurance / Financial Institutions Disputes.

Advantages

There are a number of advantages to mediating a dispute rather than litigating, these include:

  • Speed Of Dispute Resolution;
  • Major Cost Savings;
  • It Improves Communications;
  • It’s Flexible;
  • It Addresses Unreasonable Claims And Expectations.

Mediation Works !

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Aug 02 2016

Creator Creations Pallet Craft Furniture

Creator Creations is the home of custom woodwork furniture, purely focused on handmade, rustic, home style wooden & pallet crafts – simply, uniquely & creatively designed items.


 

Creator Creations are ideally situated between White River & Nelspruit in the Lowveld, Mpumalanga. We pride ourselves in the unique product we offer, although not limited to, we mainly make use of recycled wood or used pallets and recreate them into unique products that will serve a purpose in your home, whether it is furniture, garden & patio furniture, framing, home decor items or storage units. We produce our products to order, and can customise the product to your preferred colour & size – ensuring that these items are exclusive and unique to your taste and style, bringing character and charm to your home. In this day & age it is crucial to keep the environment in mind when using environmental produce, thus we strive to ensure our methods and materials are eco-friendly. We can ensure that our products are 100% handmade and not mass produced. We proudly support local suppliers for our wooden materials, equipment, services and finishes. Our products achieve a genuine home-made look & feel, adding charisma and a personal touch to each item we create.


 

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Unistruc Construction, Renovations, Repairs, Maintenances, Developments and building, Plumbing, Electrical, Fencing, Alarms, Air Conditioning, AirCon, Thatch Roofing, Thatching Services, Roofing, Ceilings, Home improvements in the Lowveld, Nelspruit, White RIver, Mbombela, Mpumalanga
Aug 01 2016

UNISTRUC Construction & Renovations

UNISTRUC is a South African based company carrying out construction services, property maintenance and installation work across Africa. With vast experience and an excellent track record, we have positioned ourselves as the ideal solution for all residential and commercial development projects. With our business divided into 2 core functions, the first being Commercial and Residential construction and renovations; and the second in Steam reticulation installation, repair and service, as well as supply and reconditioning of parts for the boiler / steam industry we are proud to say that we have the knowledge and expertise to advise our clients on best practice and provide innovative business solutions.


 

Plumbing – we are able to meet the expectation of our customers in terms of both quality and price. All our contractors are trained and experienced professionals, capable of handling all the latest equipment and mastering up to date techniques effectively. Our skillful team will not only fix your existing plumbing problems but will also inspect your plumbing system to make sure it’s in good condition. If they are able to detect any damaged to pipe lines or sinks, they immediately bring them to your notice so that you might be able to fix them before that may also require further maintenance.

Electrical – With a hardworking, reliable and highly motivated team, UNISTRUC has an expanding workforce, qualified to the highest standards within the mechanical/electrical contracting sector. Our electrician are fully insured for public liability, professional indemnity, and have the necessary qualifications and Electrical Certificates.

Painting – We put quality and customer service first. Our highly trained and experienced craftsmen are dedicated to making sure that you, the Customer, are completely satisfied with your home or commercial project. It is our goal to gain you as a customer for life. All of our work is performed by our expert craftsman who are thoroughly screened, including a criminal background check, before being selected to our team.  We are a home and commercial painting contractor.

Tiling – We are wall & floor tiling specialists.   Having combined experience in ceramic tiling in both the commercial and domestic sectors, we are confident we can offer a tailored service for the most demanding of projects, delivering a quality product on time at the most competitive of rates. We specialize in the high quality installation of all types of tiling and would welcome your enquiries for installation by our experienced craftsmen.

Ceilings – We are specialists in both domestic and commercial suspended ceilings, traditional ceilings, office and internal partitioning, fire proofing and both acoustic and thermal insulation services. We undertake a wide variety of domestic projects, including new build houses and flats, kitchen refurbishments, room partitioning and door/window installation, insulation installation and general purpose suspended, plasterboard and plaster ceilings.

Suspended Ceilings – Suspended ceilings, dry walling partitioning, cornices, rhino

lighting, on houses, homes, flats, residential and commercial property. We pride

ourselves in our high quality workmanship and outstanding service.

Paving – Specializing in domestic and Industrial paving.

Building – Specializing in house-building, commercial property, construction.  We do all types of building renovations to existing buildings.

Dry Walling – We specializes in dry-walling and ceilings for private homes and business premises.

Air-Conditioning – We use sub-contractors to install quality units to meet your requirements.

Waterproofing and Roofing – The best practice for roof maintenance is an inspection of your roof every 3 years, even if you don’t detect a leak. Broken tiles, perished waterproofing membrane, cracked tiles, rusted screws and bolts and sun damaged waterproofing can leave your roof vulnerable to water damage, leaks and open to nesting insects who love damp wood, structural damage from rotten timber and an easy target for criminals who see an easy entrance to your home or business. No waterproofing, roof repair, painting or seamless gutter job is too big or small.

Steel Works – We specialize in all types of steel works.  Fencing, gates, carport, burglar bars and many more.

Thatching (Lapa’s) – We use specialized contractors with experience and quality workmanship to meet your requirements.

Woodwork (Doors and Cupboards) – We specializes in custom made doors and cupboards.

Site Cleaning and Ruble Removal – Every company (irrespective of size, sector or position) needs a cleaning and facility service to ensure a healthy, safe and efficient work environment for its staff and clients. We remove rubble from complexes, houses ad big building sites.

Electric Fencing – We specializes in the design, supply and installation of electric fencing and security fencing products. We also do repairs maintenance on all electric and security fencing.

Alarm Systems – We supply and install alarm systems.  Our systems can be connected to an armed response company like ADT.

Labour Hire – We deliver skilled and experienced labour to you for those DIY projects.  We are committed to supply quality staff with the necessary experience to assist you.  It’s labour with flexibility. Workers are sourced on an exacting criteria – only the best are offered placements.  We retains only those workers with high work ethics and quality standards. All our workers are reference checked and undergo a full police vetting process.


 

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“Safely, the only way to work!”

That is the motto by which we live. 

We are committed to safety above all else, and this commitment is central to everything we do. Our proactive approach creates value for our clients and safeguards our most important asset: our employees. Our entire team is dedicated to maintaining a safety-focused and environmentally sound business; our safety culture is promoted by each member of our team through planning, implementing and evaluating safety practices on a daily basis.

Our safety program is proactive and action-oriented; everyone from management to site people are involved in making a zero incident workplace a reality. We use daily pre-task planning sessions, ongoing safety inspections, weekly safety meetings, special equipment training, safety manual reviews and email updates to assist in attaining our goal of zero incidents. Our safety culture at UNISTRUC focuses on keeping motivational messages and emotions at the forefront of everything we do everyday.

The Right way is the SAFE way…  

Community Service 

We support a NPO organization named E4J, an organization started by Lee Robbertse in 2010.  As a Christian company, we know our success depends on our humble obedience to God, who has called us to this work. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we believe to help and support the poor.   We together with E4J serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. E4J provides hope and assistance to all people.  In communities in and around South-Africa, UNISTRUC and E4J find lasting ways to improve the lives of poor children and families.

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Annemarie Swanepoel Conveyancing Legal services & Contractual & Notarial Law Services In Nelspruit & White River, Mpumalanga
Jun 07 2016

Annemarie Swanepoel Attorneys

Annemarie Swanepoel Attorneys Services

CONVEYANCING LAW | NOTARIAL PRACTICE

Annemarie Swanepoel Attorneys | Prokureurs law firm is based and operates in both Nelspruit (The Corner House Offices) & White River (Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre) Mpumalanga. Annemarie Swanepoel Attorneys renders services in respect of all property related matters, which include:

We are panel attorneys for ABSA and Nedbank and are also on the Business Bank panel for Nedbank. In this capacity we attend to the registration of bonds and other securities in respect of the larger business clients of Nedbank, and on both panels we are in the top ranking of performance

Our transfer department attends and focus on the transfer of properties situated in Nelspruit and the surrounding areas and in this respect our clientele comprises of property owners, developers and Estate agents.

We are currently attending to the registration and transfers of Lockwood, a Sectional Title development comprising of 120 units in a phased development, undertaken by Gladioli Developers.

In addition to the development work and panel work for the banks, the firm has a correspondent division, serving correspondent firms across the country.

Our firm has very good working relationships with various estate agencies as well as bond origination firms in Nelspruit, White River and the surrounding areas.

In addition to our conveyancing work, we are also attending to Notarial Work, which comprise of work reserved for notaries. This work includes:

Our team is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their subject

 

White River Printers, Printing Press Company, Drukkery in White River, Mpumalanga. Branding, Signage, litho printing
May 23 2016

White River Printers / Witrivier Drukkery

What makes White River Printers so different in this industry?

That is an easy question to answer: Our non-negotiable commitment is to deliver effective and efficient service, never compromising on quality. We pride ourselves with our commitment to deliver the “Crème de la crème” of service to our clients. That’s been backed up by a highly motivated and skillfully trained team, to ensure the highest standard of products leave our factory.

We are constantly upgrading and maintaining our equipment to keep up with the ever-changing trends in the market place. From a small beginning in 1993, White River Printers has grown to be a force to be reckoned within the Mpumalanga region. Our client base covers a broad spectrum,from the Government Departments to the Private sector, to welfare organisations and religious entities in our community, as well as abroad to America and closer to home, Mozambique and other African countries.

We are constantly empowering our employees with ongoing training, as indicated in our BEE status and ratings. We deliver your printing requirements “direct from our factory to you”, ensuring our commitment to remain competitive in the market place.


 

Printing Services

Printing consists of three basic elements that are required to produce and manufacture a product, namely, “Pre-Press”, that is the design of the product, “Press” that is the printing of the product and “Post Press” that is the finishing of the product.

Design & PrePress

To be able to print and produce a quality product, the entire process starts with a good design. Our design department is well equipped with qualified and artistic designers with a flair for finishing touches. They can assist with creative guidance, proposals and layout of your respective work piece. We stay up to date with our design systems to ensure that we are able to cater for our clients’ requirements, with optimal customer satisfaction.

Digital Print

With our high quality digital presses, we are able to service all our clients’requirements with quick colour and black and white copies, business cards, pamphlets, forms, booklets, menus, and even calendars, to mention a few. This service is available up to A3 size.

Signage & Branding

Chris, together with our experienced design team, will take the time to get to know you and your business – so that we can understand and fully meet your needs. We will explain your options, recommend the most suitable services, and meet your deadlines . . . while containing costs and respecting your budget.

  • Corporate and Industrial Signage Solutions
  • Perspex Signs
  • Vehicle Branding & Wrapping
  • Fleet Branding
  • Large Format Digital Printing
  • Banners
  • Billboards
  • Pylons
  • Chromadec Signs
  • ABS Signs
  • Vinyl Lettering
  • Wallpaper
  • Safety Signs
  • Stickers
  • T-shirt & Mugs
  • Window Graphics / Branding

Litho Print

Conventional printing, done unconventionally well, for larger print runs, e.g. Annual Reports, News Letters, Magazines, Coffee table books, to mention a few. The accuracy and speed is met with our multi-colour A2 Heidelberg Press. Each sheet is automatically registered and the colour is fully electronically optimised with computer controlled ink-duck settings. The latest addition is our Computer To Plate (CTP) facility. This puts us on “par” and in line with the best international standards with an ultra-fine screen ruling, which ensures high quality images with outstanding colour.

To compliment the multi-colour A2 Heidelberg, we also have the luxury of an A2 one colour Heidelberg Kord, utilised for black and white printing and spot colour printing. We also have an A3 one colour Heidelberg GTO machine, that we mainly utilise for the printing of NCR books, in which we also specialise.

Finishing

To enrich our services to our client, we provide a wide in – house range of finishing processes to cater for all the respective needs. This ensures that we offer a one stop facility for all our clients’ requirements.

Our finishing range includes, UV-varnish, laminating, folding, saddle stitching, quarter binding, case binding, padding, scoring, numbering, die-cutting, foiling, drilling and round cornering, to mention a few of our finishing services.

Our quality control and dispatch department also ensures high quality packaging, with a delivery service all over Mpumalanga and areas where need be.

No job is too small or too big for us at White River Printers. We are committed to deliver the highest standards of quality work and most important, remain competitive whilst providing our clients with our “Service Par Excellence”

 

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Apr 15 2016

Schneiders Boutique Hotel

Introduction

Schneider’s Boutique Hotel, nestled within the White River Golf (18 Hole-PGA Course), and Country Estate (24 hours access controlled security). This is the only “Five Star and AA Superior” graded Establishment in the White River Area. Centrally located between Johannesburg and Mozambique in the Malaria-Free, Wildlife rich province of Mpumalanga, Guests are a mere 30km from the Kruger National Park (home to the Big 5), 15 km from Nelspruit and only 20 km from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA). Transport are available for Guests who wish to explore the area during their stay.

Schneider’s offers you immaculate, spacious Accommodation (see Floor plans), the Restaurant serve only the finest mouth-watering Cuisine, a remarkable Living Area with an Internet Corner(free WI-FI throughout the facility), breath-taking Views, an inviting Solar heated Pool and  relaxation Areas. The whole Facility runs on Solar Energy and the Water comes from a Borehole Filtration system making it an eco- and earth-loving Boutique Hotel/Guesthouse.  The Boutique Hotel/Guesthouse has under floor heating for winter as well as open fireplaces throughout.

The Restaurant serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. At Schneider’s Boutique Hotel/Guesthouse we offer our Guests a peaceful and tranquil stay, in utmost luxury and comfort. Each Suite/Room has its own private Patio/Balcony, full en-suite Bathroom, outdoor Shower for that African adventure. The Fireplace in your Room will keep the Winter chill out and warm your Heart.

Relax with a good Book on your private Patio/Balcony with sounds of nature in the background. Sip a Cocktail around the Pool, whilst enjoying the views of the Estate and surrounding Areas. For the Bird watchers this is a true Paradise with a huge variety of Species. Enjoy total tranquillity and Starry-Starry Nights.

UNIQUE OFFERS

Our Services

  • Welcome Snack and Drink on arrival
  • Light meals are available during the day (View the Menu here)
  • Lunch and Dinner is available at our Restaurant – Booking is essential. (View the Menu here)
  • Full Breakfast Buffet: From 7h30 until 11h00
  • Airport transport
  • Baby sitting
  • Executive Conferencing Facilities available
  • Pool Service
  • We organize group parties for Resident Guests (Braai Evening, Birthday Parties etc.)
  • Laundry Service
  • Car wash
  • Shoe polish
  • We handle and organize tours, massages and more………

 

5 Star Accommodation

Schneider’s Boutique Hotel Accommodation choices: Schneider’s Boutique Hotel offers exquisitely stylish, ambient, Luxurious Bedroom Suites. The whole area is covered with free Wi-Fi. Secure free parking.


 

Restaurant

Being German owned and managed, the restaurant at Schneider’s Boutique Hotel fulfills the international expectations of the Discerning Diners. Indeed, at Schneider’s, we are proud of our Cuisine, with a widely diverse Menu that is sure to tantilize the most refined tastebuds. Guests will appreciate the eclectic mix of South African cookery at it’s best : blended with the distinct fusion of European Food. We go to extremes to ensure the choicest Cuts, the crispest Vegetables and the finest quality Herbs, Spices and Condiments : and our chef  are painstaking in the preparation of every meal.

Equally, our Wine List is the perfect compliment to the menu, with an enticing range of the popular Wines of today. You will find the perfect accompaniment to your meal, either a special Estate Wine from renowned SA vineyards, or an imported wine.  All Wines listed have clear explanations of Bouquet, Flavour, Aroma, and exactly what you can expect from the bottle : as well as recommendations of matching a particular Wine to a particular meal.

Oppsite Lock Nelspruit, 4X4 customisation, Vehicle enhancements and modifications
Apr 15 2016

Opposite Lock Nelspruit


Experience:

At Opposite Lock Nelspruit we love four-wheel-driving and we make a point of getting out there, getting around, and getting dirty absolutely every chance we get. That’s why you can trust us at Opposite Lock Nelspruit branch to steer you right. We know what works and what doesn’t, we know the best gear for your vehicle and the type of terrain you intend to tackle, and know the best places to visit… locally and nationally!


 

Range & Choice:

At Opposite Lock Nelspruit we believe in offering our customers the widest possible range of products and helping them make the best possible choice. For instance, if you’re after a bullbar we can show you steel, aluminium and poly bars. Or if you want to carry more gear we can show you suspension options to suit your specific needs. We can assist you with a range of driving lights to make your night driving safer and more pleasurable. Come and view our full range of 4WD accessories in store, 13 Rapid Street, Riverside Industrial Park. At Opposite Lock Nelspruit the choice is yours.


 

TOTAL CONFIDENCE

When you are heading out on your adventure you need complete confidence in your equipment… and that’s exactly what you’ll get at Opposite Lock Nelspruit. We use our 4x4s, and we use our products. Everything we sell has been thoroughly tested and proven, often under extreme conditions. In fact we’re so confident you’ll find Opposite Lock products trouble-free that we back virtually everything we sell with a nationwide warranty. No matter where you’ve come from, or where you’re going, you’ll find every member of the nationwide Opposite Lock network is there ready to help.

Nelspruit Primary School
Apr 15 2016

Nelspruit Primary School

Nelspruit Primary School is a predominantly English medium school based in the heart of the bustling town of Nelspruit (Mbombela). Our school is of excellent educational standards within Mpumalanga. We take pride in our many special elements we have to offer our valued school pupils; Academics, Sports, Arts & Culture, Events and Functions and many more stimulating specialties for our Scholars.

We set high standards for the services we render towards our school children here at Nelspruit Primary School, ensuring the highest quality education is received, the widest sport selection is readily available, and that respect and equality within our school is of the utmost importance & priority!

We welcome you to pay us a visit at Nelspruit Primary School, to see and experience, first hand – the atmosphere that is exuded within our school. We aim to create a welcoming and “homely” ambiance, thus keeping great maintenance of our school grounds and class rooms – taking pride in our beautiful surroundings. All in all providing a comfortable school for all children to enjoy and thrive in their young, tender years.

Mpumalanga Youth Footprint Foundation
Apr 15 2016

Mpumalanga Youth Footprint Foundation

Mpumalanga Youth Footprint Foundation is a youth-led non-profit organisation that seeks to create a maximum space to develop young people in a manner that will conduit individual opportunity and hope. The organisation seeks to inculcate spirit of pro-activeness in dealing with challeges and problems facing the youth in mpumamalanga, through educational and social programmes.

Mission:

Mpumalanga youth Fooprint Foundation is committed to promoting education and social awareness through a series of programme that address socio-economic challenges facing the youth of Mpumalanga.

Vision:

We will be a catalyst that breed young people that are connected to education and social development in Mpumalanga.

Mpumalanga Youth Footprint Foundation Programmes:

1. Career Guidance
2. Mentorship & Advisors
3. Motivational Talks
4. Distribution of Tertiary Brochures and Applications forms (Website Application)
5. Raise funds for underprivileged learners in the form of bursaries
6. Annual Mpumalanga Youth Essay competition

7. Annual Mpumalanga Greats Awards

MAPD Mpumalanga Association of Persons with Disabilities
Apr 15 2016

MAPD – Mpumalanga Association of Persons with Disabilities

BACKGROUND OF THE ASSOCIATION
The Mpumalanga Association of Persons with Disabilities (MAPD) is a Non-Profit Organization situated in the heart of the capital city of Mpumalanga province. The organization was formed in 1994 with the aim of establishing a provincial structure, which would coordinate the regional structures serving people with disabilities. The association is affiliated to the National Council for People with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA). We have 50 affiliated structures, which are made up of a regional branch situated in Emalahleni, 24 Protective Workshops, 19 Stimulation Centres and 7 Home Based Care Centres. The Association has established satellite offices in all three districts of Mpumalanga.

VISION
Our vision is a society for all, where persons with disabilities have equal opportunities to achieve their fullest potential and enjoy active participation and involvement that will help shape an inclusive society.

MISSION STATEMENT
The Mpumalanga Association of Persons with Disabilities serves as a pro-active forum for the advancement of persons with disabilities so as to enable them to attain their maximum level of independence and integration into the community, and to prevent the occurrence of disablement.


 

Delivering Excellent Services to Persons with Disabilities

Mpumalanga APD employs the services of qualified Social Workers, and Auxiliary Social Workers in order to ensure the rendering of quality services to Persons with disability in Mpumalanga. The Social Development Staff is deployed to 4 satellite offices in the three districts of Mpumalanga from which we render social work services. Our Satellite offices are in Acornhoek, Nkomazi, Mpuluzi and Kwaggafontein. In each of these areas we have partners that affiliates to us to receive our professional Social Work Services. 50 Affiliated Structures including Protective Workshops, Stimulation Centres and Home Based Care projects with over 2000 persons with disabilities benefit from our services.
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