|Remuneration:||R8000 – R12000 per month|
Our client is not just an urban property developer. We are an advocate of urban living and the opportunities it presents. Operates through thoughtfully designed product, community and customer experience. They see things differently and this allows them to look at their property market differently.
Everything they do needs to be excellent, not just good or good enough. They are individuals with strong opinions, but not opinionated. Passionate, but not pushy or arrogant. Love what they do and work as a team. Focuses on urban apartment living in the Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl of Cape Town.
The role would encompass a variety of key functions being site administration, snag management, project administration.
- Site administration
- Represent company on site and coordinate teams w.r.t snags.
- Communicate and manage all feedback from site to Development Team, where applicable.
- Documenting progress made on site via photography.
- Neighbour management.
2. Client communication:
- Manage the company’s email snagging platform and respond to all owner queries.
- Access coordination:
- Liaising with clients and owners in order to gain access into respective units to address snags of concern.
- Liaise with contractor and client to arrange for investigations of historic projects where requested.
3. Quality and snagging:
- Managing the completion of communal snags and signing off on SnagR.
- Weekly snag meeting with main contractor.
- Communicating timelines of completion to the development team.
- Re-issuing snag completion letters to owners where required.
- Confirming lapse of leak monitoring periods and issuing respective completion letters
4. Post transfer of project:
- Communicating to managing agent regarding building snags (provide regular updates on progress made on communal snags).
- Directing building related queries from clients to the managing agent,
- Acting as a trustee (authorising approvals, checking service agreements, liaising with BC).
5. Project administration:
- Liaising with potential suppliers and meeting with them to understand offerings.
- Facilitating the confirmation of in-unit specifications (eg viewing samples).
- Notifying company of any unit and design changes made by professionals.
- Managing the administration of customisation deadlines.
- Preparing for meetings and updating systems accordingly (MS Teams).
- Closing snags recorded on SnagR, ensuring SnagR is an accurate representation of work being completed on site and managing SnagR backend systems.
6. Reporting requirements:
- Issue legacy snag reports.
- Internal progress reporting to Development Team.
Qualifications and experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in construction/quantity surveying/similar.
- Strong attention to detail and highly organised.
- Excellent understanding and communication of the English Language.
- Competent in Excel, Outlook and Word (MS Office Suite) and good at learning new software.
- Positive and professional attitude and appearance.
Posted on 30 Nov 07:38
|Remuneration:||R13000 – R15000 per month|
In general, the administrative support officer will be an incredibly fluid and dynamic role. They will work closely with our team to assist across the company and meet the day to day business administrative needs of Wiredirect. This will be a diverse role with the opportunity to get hands-on experience across various departments within a rapidly growing international startup.
This position would be ideal for someone at the early stages of their career. The perfect candidate will have some experience in either a general administrative/PA position, HR or research assistant role. But even more importantly – it must be someone that is willing to assist wherever necessary and can learn quickly. Must be confident and a team player!
Examples of duties would include:
- Administration: Assist team (typically c-level executives) with general administrative
tasks to ensure the smooth running of administrative processes, such as all day to day
administrative tasks (e.g. correspondence, notes, scheduling meetings) and making
travel and accommodation arrangements.
- Research: Conduct research/analysis in order to identify potential sales leads, talent
acquisition and business development etc
- HR: Assisting with day to day operations of the HR functions and duties, providing
support to HR executives, compiling and updating employee records, etc
- Travel arrangements and bookings
- iary management for c-level executives
- Executive meetings minute taking
Culture is key!
- University-level education, with one to two years experience in either administrative/assistant
role, HR or research assistant – having previously worked for a fintech startup or
payments company would be a distinct advantage
- Strong verbal and written communication skills in English required, and secondary language a plus
- Excellent IT proficiency
- Strong research skills
- Organized, independent, able to prioritize tasks and take initiative
- Confident working with clients and c-level executive team
- Flexible, self-motivated and team-oriented
Posted on 30 Nov 07:33
England batsman Dawid Malan
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England batsman Dawid Malan fired a half-century as the visitors eased to a four-wicket win over the Proteas in the second T20 to seal the series at Boland Park on Sunday.
The result gives England an unassailable 2-0 series lead ahead of Tuesday’s final T20 at Newlands.
Malan, who grew up in the Boland region in South Africa, struck 55 off 40 balls and shared a vital 51-run fifth-wicket partnership with skipper Eoin Morgan on a slow deck at a hot and windy Boland Park.
Despite losing six wickets in their run-chase, England skipper Morgan steered his side to safety as they reached 147 for 6 in 19.5 overs.
Proteas spinner Tabraiz Shamsi starred with the ball by taking 3/19 in his four overs.
Despite going for 12.75 an over, Proteas fast bowler Lungi Ngidi delivered figures of 2/51 in his four overs.
Having been asked to bat first, the Proteas were restricted to 146 for six in their allotted 20 overs.
South Africa needed to come back strongly after their five-wicket defeat in the opening T20.
Skipper Quinton de Kock top-scored with 30 before the opener mistimed a delivery from fast bowler Chris Jordan.
Jordan picked up his 65th T20 wicket which saw him level with paceman Stuart Broad as England’s leading wicket-taker in T20 cricket.
All-rounder George Linde, who was playing in his second T20, made a handy contribution with the bat for the hosts – making 29 off 20 – and Rassie van der Dussen remained unbeaten on 25.
Spinner Adil Rashid starred with the ball for the tourists by taking 2/23 in his four overs.
Scores in brief:
Result: England win by 4 wickets
South Africa 146/6 (De Kock 30, Linde 29, Rashid 2/23)
England 147/6 (Malan 55, Morgan 26*, Shamsi 3/19)
Matrics in Gauteng have been caught cheating.
- Five Gauteng matriculants have been caught cheating during their final examinations.
- MEC Panyaza Lesufi revealed that the pupils were caught red-handed while writing.
- Two candidates were found with cellphones and another three were caught with crib notes.
Five Gauteng matriculants have been caught cheating during their final examinations.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Sunday revealed the pupils were caught red-handed while writing their final examinations.
“Two candidates were found with cellphones and another three [were caught] with crib notes while examinations were in session across different districts,” said Lesufi.
Lesufi said four other matriculants, who tested positive for Covid-19, were allowed to write their examinations under controlled conditions at the Nasrec Field Hospital. The four were discharged on 25 November.
However, another learner was admitted on Thursday.
“Unfortunately, on 19 November, criminals broke into Bophelong Secondary School in Sedibeng and accessed the storeroom, in which they stole 2019 Grade 11 surplus exam papers, and [it was] subsequently robbed again on 20 November.
“This time, they went away with around eight smart boards from Grade 12 classrooms, which are utilised for exams.
“About 27 candidates, who were scheduled to write Business Studies on 18 November 2020, were affected by the taxi strike. Those who arrived an hour late could write and some opted to write at other centres, and they were granted such a concession,” said Lesufi.
Marking sessions will commence on 4 January 2021 and conclude on 22 January, across 30 marking venues.
The department has appointed 12 148 marking personnel.
“We monitor closely the invitations surrounding the circumstances of the leaked Mathematics Paper 2, which was allegedly accessed by candidates from Limpopo, Gauteng and Mpumalanga. The source of the said leak is currently being investigated by the Hawks,” Lesufi said.
Meanwhile, Lesufi said the online 2021 admissions placement process for Grade 1 and 8 started on 1 October and was scheduled to end on 30 November.
“Parents started receiving offers of placement on 1 October and offers not accepted were forfeited after seven school days of receipt. Based on the capacity of each school to accommodate learners, offers of placement were released to qualifying applicants as per Admissions Regulations.
“We can confidently inform that a total of 181 119 (81.48%) applicants are placed to date. Taking into cognisance that this was done under the strain of the Covid-19 pandemic and overwhelming challenges, this is a proud moment.
“During the placement period, and in line with the Admissions Regulations, priority is given to applicants who live within the school feeder zone closest to the school.
“The second priority is siblings and applicants that are currently in Grade 7 at a neighbouring school. Applicants of parents who work close to the school are placed only if the school has space available after accommodating applicants within the school feeder zone,” said Lesufi.
Applicants who live within 30 kilometres of the school, and beyond 30 kilometres of the school, are accommodated last.
About 144 primary schools and 136 high schools have reached full capacity and cannot accommodate any more placements.
Benoni, Alberton, Johannesburg South, Lenasia, Roodepoort, Bryanston, Midrand, Centurion and Akasia have been described as high-pressure areas.
Trained community patrollers will be dispatched to eight Eastern Cape police stations in an attempt to curb the spread.
- A collaboration between the Eastern Cape government and the alcohol industry will see the deployment of community patrollers to Covid-19 hotspots.
- The patrollers will ensure alcohol outlets comply with Level 1 trading restrictions, reporting to Community Policing Forums and local police stations.
- It is believed non-compliance at alcohol traders in the province is adding to the surge in Covid-19 cases.
Around 80 trained community patrollers will be dispatched to eight Eastern Cape police stations in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the province.
This collaboration between the Eastern Cape government and the alcohol industry follows a meeting on Saturday to discuss an outbreak of cases in the province.
There has been a surge in Covid-19 cases in the province, with the Nelson Mandela Bay metro now accounting for more than 50% of the country’s daily infections, News24 previously reported.
This has led experts to raise concerns that festive season travel to the province may trigger a second wave for the country come January.
The alcohol industry has committed to train and deploy 10 patrollers per station in Covid-19 hotspots in the province, according to a joint statement released by the provincial government and industry bodies.
“Working together with the SAPS and Community Policing Forums, the patrollers will ensure compliance with the regulations in alcohol outlets in the catchment areas of the selected police stations. Outlets found to be violating the regulations will be reported to the SAPS and the Eastern Cape Liquor Board for further investigation and adjudication,” Sunday’s statement read.
During Saturday’s meeting, concerns were raised that some alcohol outlets were not complying with the regulations of the Liquor Act and Level 1 trading requirements. It is believed this may be contributing to the surge in Covid-19 cases.
Lucky Ntimane, convener of the Liquor Traders’ Formations, urged traders to comply with the regulations.
“Ensure that people are wearing masks and that they sanitise when they enter your outlet. Outlet owners should ensure that there is good ventilation and limit the number of patrons to not more than 50% of the outlet capacity to ensure social distancing. These are basic simple things we need to do to prevent the rise of infections being linked to our facilities and businesses.”
A joint task team of government and industry representatives has been formed to look at further collaboration.
“The alcohol industry should assist us in containing the infections associated with on-consumption of alcohol. The… commitment shown by the alcohol industry to this fight is a good step and it will help us lower the rate of transmission of infection. All owners of alcohol trading places have a responsibility to comply with regulations to save their businesses and to save lives,” said Mvusiwekhaya Sicwetsha, spokesperson for the Eastern Cape premier.
- They’re in direct battle at Newlands, but Siya Kolisi and Marco van Staden starting together for SA remains feasible.
- After five weeks of involuntary inactivity, the Bok captain has been tasked with hitting his straps swiftly for WP.
- Van Staden’s specialist skills on the open side will be increasingly hard for the national team to overlook.
Marco van Staden has spent many of the last few weeks effectively rolling the clock back.
In an age where many coaches favour hybrid-type players – yes, they can even be relatively tall for the role sometimes – and a belief that “almost anyone in the pack can get busy over the ball”, the Bulls’ nuggety No 6 has progressively reaffirmed the value of a genuinely specialist fetcher in the mix.
Van Staden, en route to the Loftus-based team’s triumph in the Super Rugby Unlocked phase of this unorthodox 2020/21 domestic season, has arguably come closer than anyone else in recent years to emulating a heyday-phase Heinrich Brussow for routine nuisance value at the breakdown.
Sadly, the now 34-year-old former Cheetahs favourite – he retired a year ago – had an injury-blighted career, going a long way to explaining his limit to 23 Test caps spread over some eight years.
But his premier period was undoubtedly in the 2009 season when he was hugely influential in the Springboks’ series triumph over the British and Irish Lions, and then a perpetual nightmare to the All Blacks in the onward, similarly triumphant Tri-Nations where New Zealand were whitewashed 3-0 in bilateral terms (Bloemfontein, Durban and Hamilton in that order).
Van Staden cannot credibly claim yet to be in the league of that illustrious predecessor of open-side play.
That is hardly his fault: the 25-year-old has only been recognised three times at international level so far, and as a substitute in all three instances, including debut against Argentina at Kings Park in 2018.
He missed out, too (narrowly, you’d imagine) on selection for the celebrated RWC 2019 squad in Japan.
But he has only upped his claims for deeper involvement in Bok plans next year during “Unlocked”, where no forward was more consistently lively tournament-wide on an individual basis.
It is a tall order, and with many hard yards ahead, but might Van Staden actually turn out better than Brussow for Test value, assuming that his claims simply become too inviting to overlook at the top level of the game?
Don’t write that scenario off: he has the same devout, scavenging instincts that Brussow did, and with his slightly superior build (around 106kg, 1.84m, to the ex-player’s roughly 100kg and 1.80m) probably sports better, more broad-shouldered credentials for surviving clean-outs and the like.
He also offers greater gusto as a ball-carrier and bruising tackler – even if surrendering a little in pace, perhaps, to the predecessor.
Van Staden finished Super Rugby Unlocked as impactfully as he had started it: being an awful nuisance to the Pumas on a heavier-than-usual Loftus surface last Saturday.
His conspicuous effectiveness was picked up on by SuperSport pundit and former Lions head coach Swys de Bruin in studio analysis a day later.
“He got five turnovers (officially) against the Pumas, but I counted one or two more where he slowed (the ball) down and didn’t get the reward,” said De Bruin.
“He is just so strong. You have to be very sharp; if you are late (against him at the breakdown) you are dead. He is the catalyst, so instrumental … so much their go-to guy to steal ball.
“Marco is able to ‘irritate’ several opposition players at once at a breakdown: the Bulls can make good ball (into) slow ball.
“How they handle the ball-stealing situation has been a key (to their Unlocked title-win).”
It will hardly have escaped the attention of the ambitious “limpet” from Krugersdorp that he – very usefully at this juncture – gets under an even more intense spotlight this weekend: a Currie Cup-opening derby against old enemies Western Province at Newlands on Saturday night (19:00).
What’s more, he is a little unexpectedly put into direct battle at No 6 with a certain Siya Kolisi, the World Cup-winning Springbok captain and also first-choice leader of the WP cause.
It is unexpected because many observers might have expected home mastermind John Dobson to reintroduce Kolisi to action in this high-stakes crunch off the bench: he has been side-lined for some five weeks by a leg injury picked up early in the rollercoaster match against the Pumas at Mbombela Stadium.
Instead of a cautious 20- or 30-minute gallop as a temporary impact player, however, Dobson has pinned his faith in the seasoned, iconic figure being able to hit the ground running after his layoff.
The rampant form of Van Staden only really adds to the pressure on the Zwide-born flanker to get stuck in forcefully and immediately; there will be little scope for him to “feel” his way back from his enforced hiatus.
Kolisi, of course, is a classic example of the adaptable characters so prevalent in loose-forward play worldwide these days: physically he falls somewhere in between an open-sider and blindside factor, while he quite probably also possesses the right levels of nous and other hallmarks to be an effective eighth-man if necessary.
His play carries all elements of the loosie mix, too: he does his share of work over the ball (a department where he may have to redouble his emphasis against Van Staden at Newlands), but is a dynamic carrier and strong tackler and loves to join linking and clever off-loading play, an area where he is especially effective in wider areas of the park.
So in some senses, he will not be too obsessively seeking to slug it out with the Bulls’ pilferer at the breakdown; Bongi Mbonambi and Steven Kitshoff are two other decorated Boks who will aid the Province cause there, while Duane Vermeulen is an additional breakdown colossus for the visitors.
There’s this to consider as well: hypothetically, if the Boks were suddenly asked to field a team in the next two or three weeks rather than some time nearer the middle of 2021, just what might their loose trio look like?
Considering the worryingly lengthy absence from rugby of Pieter-Steph du Toit, the blindside flank berth is a glaring Test vacancy.
If Van Staden’s blistering form only continues, what price Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber being partial to shifting Kolisi to No 7, installing Van Staden at out-and-out fetcher, and leaving Vermeulen as the obvious-pick final element of the trio at No 8?
Traditionally, South Africa love to field a behemoth, lock-like figure at blindside and Kolisi, in his tale of the tape, is just a little shy of that.
But when the powerful, rugged Vermeulen is your eight, that level of muscularity at blindside potentially becomes slightly less of a concern.
So when Kolisi and Van Staden lock horns at Newlands, just keep in mind that they are not automatically slugging it out for pecking-order respect, in bigger-picture terms, in the same berth.
All that said, their “clash of the sixes” here should provide an enthralling sideshow.
Neither will wish to play a too-obvious second fiddle …
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The Kimberley Magistrate’s Court has fined two Northern Cape men for medical equipment tender fraud.
Archibald Mojaki Seboko, 37, and Fako Jim Khanoka, 33, were among six people arrested in June 2018.
Hawks spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi said in a statement the six people were arrested during a joint operation in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Kimberley.
“The arrest of the suspects follows allegations of gross irregularities in the awarding of various infrastructure tenders without following due processes between the years 2013 and 2016 at the Northern Cape Department of Health. At least R11 million was allegedly shared among six companies linked to the six suspects to procure medical equipment,” Mnisi said.
Both Seboko and Khanoka pleaded guilty to multiple counts of fraud and were handed fines of R30 000 and R40 000 respectively or jail terms, as well as suspended sentences.
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- Sixteen-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu died on April 20, 2017 in Coligny in the North West.
- Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte were originally found guilty of murdering Moshoeu by throwing him off of a moving bakkie.
- The Supreme Court of Appeal found that Doorewaard and Schutte were not guilty and overturned their convictions and sentences.
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has acquitted the two men previously found guilty of murdering 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu, finding that the State did not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Despite a split in the outcome of the appeal, all three appellate judges agreed that the standard of proof for a criminal trial was not met; that the only eyewitness in the case had contradicted himself and that police displayed incompetence in the way the matter was investigated.
The versions in a nutshell
The State’s case rested entirely on the evidence of a single eyewitness, Bonakele Pakisi, who claimed to have observed the deceased being assaulted and mishandled by Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte before being thrown out of a moving bakkie.
Pakisi also told the court that both Doorewaard and Schutte had approached him to find out what he had seen and then subsequently assaulted him repeatedly and forced to drink strong liquor, before being threatened at gunpoint.
Doorewaard and Schutte said that after they caught the deceased stealing sunflowers, they arrested him and told him to climb onto the back of the bakkie.
While taking Moshoeu to the police station, they stated that he jumped off from the back of the bakkie.
They turned the bakkie around and found that he was still alive, but injured. They then decided to drive to the police station for help and for arrangements to be made for an ambulance.
Conviction and sentencing
In 2018, Doorewaard and Schutte were found guilty of murdering the teenager.
It was alleged that Moshoeu was thrown from a moving bakkie and died as a result of the injuries incurred in April 2017.
The North West High Court found Doorewaard and Schutte guilty of murder, kidnapping, intimidation, theft, and pointing a firearm.
Judge Ronnie Hendricks, at the time, said the murder was not planned and not premeditated. He found the incident happened as a result of dolus eventualis, News24 previously reported.
Less than a year later in 2019, Doorewaard was sentenced to an effective 18 years imprisonment, while Schutte was sentenced to an effective 23 years in prison.
Following an appeal heard in the SCA, the apex court on Friday set aside the convictions and sentences finding Doorewaard and Schutte “not guilty and discharged”.
All three appellate judges were of the view that the case was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt, that the eyewitness testimony of Pakisi was contradictory and even deliberately fabricated and that the police investigation was bungled.
Here are the findings of the appellate judges:
- Acting Appeal Judge Aubrey Ledwaba
Ledwaba found that Pakisi’s evidence was tainted by material discrepancies and that there was nothing to corroborate his testimony.
This included the fact that Pakisi, in his affidavit to the police, said Moshoeu was thrown from the bakkie on three occasions, however, during the trial, he said the deceased was thrown from the bakkie once.
Pakisi also testified that Moshoeu bleeding profusely while on the back of the bakkie, but tests done on the loading bin of bakkie found no traces of blood.
“Assuming that the vehicle that was tested was in fact the bakkie that was used to ferry the boy who Mr Pakisi says was bleeding profusely, the results of the Hexicon Orbit test cast serious doubt on the testimony and credibility of Mr Pakisi, who is a single witness,” Ledwaba said.
“Interestingly, the trial court found this unexplained discrepancy not to be material,” he added.
“In this regard the court stated that ‘what is material is the fact that the deceased was thrown from the bakkie which is consistent with the evidence as testified by Dr Moorad’.”
“I disagree, particularly because, save for the evidence of Mr Pakisi, there was no direct or satisfactory evidence that the boy was thrown from the bakkie.”
In my view, there are material discrepancies in the evidence of Mr Pakisi. He is a single witness and there is no corroboration to his evidence.
Ledwaba added that experts who testified in respect of times and calls made by the accused, confirmed their defence, and contradicted the version of Pakisi in connection with the areas travelled, the distance and the estimated time it would take for the said trips.
Ledwaba did, however, point out that Doorewaard and Schutte’s version regarding how the deceased apparently vanished from the bakkie was not satisfactory.
With the evidence layout, the acting appellate judge said the State still had to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
In conclusion, after a careful analysis of the totality of the evidence, I take the view that the State did not prove its case beyond reasonable doubt and that the appellants should therefore be acquitted.
- Appeal Judge Mahube Molemela
In agreement with Ledwaba, Judge Molemela also found that Pakisi’s account did not meet the standard set for the evidence of a single witness and that his evidence as a result did not pass muster.
She also pointed out the inherent contradictions in Pakisi’s testimony.
“In my view, the bungling of the criminal investigation impacted on the strength of the State’s case, in particular, on the reliability of Mr Pakisi’s evidence,” Molemela said.
“I agree with the court a quo’s findings in relation to aspects which tend to attest to Mr Pakisi’s honesty, such as the fact that he knew that the first appellant was the driver of the bakkie on the day in question, and also his description of the injuries sustained by the deceased (which were independently confirmed by the paramedics and the police officers who attended the scene as well as the post-mortem results).”
“Furthermore, even though Mr Pakisi had not met the appellants before, his description of them was accurate.”
These aspects make it difficult to conclude that Mr Pakisi’s entire version constituted a fabrication. It is nevertheless trite that the evidence of a single witness can only sustain a conviction if it meets certain requirements. Honesty alone is not sufficient. The witness must also be reliable.
Molemela, however, did not agree with the application for discharge, which is a remedy provided to a person who has been charged maliciously, with false allegations made against them.
She was of the opinion that facts of this case justified an inference of gross negligence and that she would have set aside the conviction for murder and replaced it with culpable homicide.
She came to this decision based on the fact that arresting Moshoeu meant that both Doorewaard and Schutte assumed the duty of care to ensure his safe conveyance to the police station.
The appellate judge said they did not take the necessary steps to prevent Moshoeu from either jumping or being ejected from the bakkie, given the light of the circumstances in which he found himself on the bakkie.
She further found that approaching a bend at 60km/h on a gravel road en route to the police station was unreasonable, especially under these circumstances.
- Appeal Judge Nathan Ponnan
Ponnan wrote a separate concurrence, agreeing with Ledwaba that the appeal should be upheld.
“Had there been a sufficiently careful assessment of the evidence in the docket, the public interest and the law, perhaps some doubt would have been entertained as to whether there was, on the basis of sufficient and admissible evidence, reasonable and probable cause to believe that the appellants are guilty of an offence and that conviction was a reasonable prospect,” Ponnan said.
Ponnan further pointed out other discrepancies in Pakisi’s version including that no evidence was found that there were quad bikes at the scene, a third accused, gunshots had been fired and that he was severely assaulted by Doorewaard and Schutte.
In short, the prosecution’s case consisted of Mr Pakisi’s say-so and nothing more. No effort appears to have been made by either Kgorane or Nkosi [investigating officers] to satisfy themselves as to the truthfulness and reliability of Mr Pakisi’s account of events.
“In my view, even the most perfunctory interrogation of his version ought to have satisfied them of his mendacity. Not only is there no objective corroboration for Mr Pakisi, but his version, such as it is, is riddled with inconsistencies and contradictions.”
This was further bolstered by the fact that Pakisi later reneged having seen the deceased thrown from the bakkie a second and third time, a contradiction which was also referenced by the other appellate judges.
Quoting from the record, Ponnan said there is no room for honest mistake and that his evidence cannot be true.
“This must mean that on the aspects mentioned, which are by no means exhaustive, his evidence has been deliberately fabricated.”
The fact that Mr Pakisi was guilty of deliberate falsehood required the High Court to consider whether he could be safely relied upon.
Ponnan also found that the State did not call another witness, who was said to have taken Pakisi’s initial statement, as that testimony would have exposed Pakisi as a liar.
Ponnan also disagreed with Molemela about the culpable homicide charge, stating that on the established facts there was no negligence.
He said there was suggestion that the speed Doorewaard and Schutte were traveling at was excessive, dangerous or reckless, which placed doubt on whether the deceased was being thrown around the back, lost his balance or was catapulted from the bakkie.
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Applications are invited for the above-indicated vacancy within Newzroom Afrika. The incumbent will report to the facilities manager.
The fleet supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and overall running of the Company Fleet. To closely manage the dispatch of all vehicles in good working order and maintenance of all regional and local vehicles.
- Reports directly to the facilities manager
- Manages the fleet dispatch process on all daily allocation of vehicles, including the fleet based in the regions, by creating sign in/out systems to support fleet management operations
- Manage the fleet service, maintenance, general care and standard working condition of all vehicles
- Handle and escalate all fleet damages and repairs through Insurance
- Maintain systems and workflows in the department that comply with good practice
- Introduce innovative and competitive methods to improve on fleet and fleet card management
- Monitor driver adherence to rules and regulations by monitoring tracking devices on vehicles
- Uphold all operational SOP’s of the fleet
- Act as remote field support for ENG teams for all fleet related requirements and enquiries.
- Encourage Safety regulations for all usage of fleet
- Uphold all policies and procedures of the division and company in respect to the use of company vehicles
- Registering and licensing all vehicles under their management
- Developing strategies for greater fuel efficiency
- Maintaining detailed records of vehicle servicing and inspection
- Ensure strict servicing and maintenance times to minimize downtime and maintain schedules
- Utilizing GPS systems to monitor drivers and track vehicles in case of theft
Newzroom Afrika is a premier South African 24-hour TV news channel broadcasting in Southern Africa, East and West Africa.
Skills and competencies:
- A qualification in logistics management
- Two+ years’ experience in logistics and Fleet management
- Ability to run with and maintain systems for optimal operational use
- Excellent communication and Interpersonal skills
- Ability to think and act quickly
Posted on 27 Nov 16:41
|Remuneration:||R600000 – R900000 per year Cost to company|
|Job level:||Management Snr|
|Job policy:||Employment Equity position|
|Company:||Ulwezi Consulting (Pty) Ltd|
Our client is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to fill the position of executive infrastructure development. This is a five-year contract. The incumbent will report to the CEO.
Key performance areas
- Strategy development and Execution
- Operations management
- Financial leadership
- Stakeholder Relationship Management
- Compliance Leadership
- Good Corporate Governance
- Organizational Effectiveness
- Bachelor’s Degree in Built Environment Field
- Registered as a professional within their respective field
- At least five to seven years’ experience in a senior management level/role within the Construction Management Environment
- Detailed knowledge of construction regulations, health and safety regulations, building regulations and all other construction-related regulations.
- Postgraduate qualification in in Commerce, Business Management or Project Management.
- Seven to 10 years’ experience in Industrial Construction Field
- Understanding of the PFMEA and Government Regulations
HR Consulting and Talent Management business enabling professionals to be profitable in a productive environment.
Knowledge and skills requirements
- Experience working as a Senior Manager on High Value Industrial Development Projects
- Experience working on Green Energy and or Smart City Projects and Concepts
- Full understanding and implementation of construction related contracts.
- Good understanding of economic development.
- Good working knowledge in planning, development and implementation of value add of catalyst/high impact Infrastructure projects.
- Good working knowledge of strategy and operational planning.
- Good working knowledge of budgeting and financial management.
- Good working knowledge of Company Law and relevant
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