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12pm

Maintain your property to avoid losses ahead of severe weather

Home and business owners are encouraged to maintain their property adequately to avoid financial losses due to damage as a result of severe weather. Old Mutual Insure Spokesperson, Christelle Colman, tells the OFM Business Hour that insurers can ascertain the difference between damage to property as a result of severe conditions alone and damage exacerbated by lack of maintenance to one’s property. She provides tips on what one should do in her conversation with the business hour.
16
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1pm

Tyd vir terugploeg met NWK-lojaliteitprogram

Die boerderygemeenskap én die platteland is NWK se trots en daarom gee hulle graag terug. NWK se lojaliteitsprogram is ’n aansporing vir all klante van NWK en ’n manier om dankie te sê vir jarelange lojale ondersteuning. Die doel van die program is om klante te beloon vir hulle volgehoue lojaliteit teenoor NWK en om langtermynverhoudinge te bou.
NWK-klante van geregistreet is, verdien lojaliteitspunte terwyl jy jou handels- en graansake aan NWK toevertrou. Punte word maandeliks op bruto wins van transaksies bereken en jaarliks uitgekeer. Die randwaarde van die punte word ná die finansiële jaar bereken op grond van die NWK Groep se finansiële resultate en deur NWK se direksie goedgekeur.
Enige persoon, instansie of entiteit wat met NWK sake doen, word vir hul lojaliteit beloon. Dit sluit in enige huidige of voornemende aandeelhouer, produsent, entiteit, lid en die publiek of personeel van NWK.
Registrasie deur NWK Online of www.nwklojaliteit.co.za is ’n voorvereiste vir deelname.
OFM Inhoudsbestuurder, Elzette Boucher-Krüger het met bemarkingsbestuurder, Jaques de Wet gesels om meer uit te vind.
Vir navrae kontak gerus: NWK Finansiering (gedurende kantoorure) by 018 633 1000 of Jacques de Wet, Bemarkingsbestuurder: by 018 633 1193 of
jdewet@nwk.co.za.
16
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12pm

Craft beer makers shift their focus to charity work

The Covid-19 pandemic has left alcohol producers on the brink, but many are choosing to focus their attention on charity work during this tough time. Michelle Erasmus, Board Member of the Craft Brewing Association of South Africa and owner of Pause Brewing tells the OFM Business Hour that some brewers have opened up food kitchens to assist community members who are in a far worse situation than they are. The association itself has received donations, with which they have purchased food stamps for some of their struggling members. Erasmus says even though things are tough she urges alcohol traders to refrain from illegal trading and operate within the time frames outlined in the restrictions as this is the only bargaining chip that the industry will have moving forward.
15
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1pm

Fashion lovers want sustainably made garments

Fashion lovers are becoming more eco-conscious and want their garments to be ethically and sustainably sourced on top of looking great of course. Carina Louw and Natasha Jaume, founders of ERRE Fashion, agree that sustainability is top of their priority with respect to fashion. The duo has been invited by Share Africa, in partnership with luxury fashion conglomerate, the Kering Group (think Balenciaga, Gucci, Alexander McQueen etc), to participate in their spotlight on African design venture – Africa Fashion UP. The design duo will showcase a collection entitled ‘Home’ in Paris on 17th September this year, in advance of Paris Fashion Week.
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12pm

Nasionale testamente week

Finansiële adviseur, Marius Ferreira, verduidelik wat presies is ‘n testament en wat sou gebeur as jy te sterwe kom, sonder ‘n testament. Hy bespreek ook wat sou gebeur as jy te sterwe kom met ‘n verouderde testament en wanneeer jy jou testament moet aanpas of opdateer.
14
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1pm

Gebrek aan finansiering vir Suid Afrikanse klein ondernemings

Christoff Oosthuysen, algemene vennoot van SeedSouth Capital, verduidelik wat die grootste uitdagings is wat entrepreneurs tans in die gesig staar en verduidelik ook waarom dit so belangrik is om klein ondernemings te help bou wat werkloosheid kan verlig. Hy gee ook advies aan entrepreneurs wat tans finansiering soek.
14
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12pm

Ecommerce businesses estimated to be losing out on R 30 billion in revenue

The Ecommerce industry is estimated to be leaving about R 30 billion per year in revenue on the table. This is outlined in the latest 2021 South African Digital Customer Experience Report. The OFM Business Hour sat down with Julia Ahlfeldt, a customer experience professional and a part of the team that researched and authored the report to unpack some of the key findings that the researching team gleaned from their engagements with customers. Ahlfeldt says the ecommerce market in South Africa appears to be maturing on the back of Covid-19 with 82% of respondents shopping online and 73% of them coming from households with an income of R 10 000 or less.

Despite this move in the right direction many are still abandoning ship at the last minute due to the customer experience, leaving R 30 billion on the table. The expert says high shipping costs and cumbersome processes are two of the biggest reasons why customers are abandoning shopping at the last minute.

She believes that by streamlining shipping orders and being upfront about shipping order delays etailers can improve the customer experience online significantly. Furthermore Ahlfeldt says customers have expressed immense concern over the security of their information online and believes that etailers should not only prioritise securing the information of their customers, but also notify them of this.
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12pm

Win with Resurgence through Nature with Mantis - Week 2: Prof. Stoffel Grobelar

Job burnout. Human resource practitioners, managers and employees are facing this occupational phenomenon more frequently. The World Health Organization defines “burn-out” as a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.

It is characterized by three dimensions:

· feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;

· increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job; and

· reduced professional efficacy.

To find out more, Mio Khondleka, from OFM’s sister station Algoa FM, spoke to Prof. Stoffel Grobelar, one of the practitioners involved in the “RESURGENCE THROUGH NATURE BY MANTIS” is a nature-based wellness programme for high-functioning executives developed to prevent mental and physical exhaustion, and to treat stress and fatigue.

​If you know a colleague who is fatigued or burned out, visit ofm.co.za, click on competitions and nominate them for a chance to win a 6-day Lifestyle Enrichment programme to the value of R90 000 - designed to treat and prevent executive burnout. It could be a front-line worker, teacher, executive, entrepreneur or someone in management. Anyone you know who would benefit from this revitalising programme.

Let Mantis’s boutique hospitality combined with medical expertise headed by clinical psychologist, Konrad van Staden, lead the way in identifying and treating mental burnout associated with high-demand occupations.

Enter them now - visit ofm.co.za, click on competitions and then "Win with Resurgence through Nature with Mantis".
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12pm

Restaurants look ahead to 2-week review of Covid-19 restrictions

The restaurant and hospitality industry is looking ahead to government’s review of the current alert level 2 restrictions in the next two weeks. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Restaurant Association of South Africa, Wendy Alberts, says they are hopeful that come then the government will engage the industry on restrictions impacting them. She says the industry has been largely ignored when it comes to the conversation around said restrictions. They are also seeking financial relief and assistance.
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Discover the Free State – Eagle Route

The OFM Business Hour’s Olebogeng Motse talks to Bonolo Molefe about the Eagle Route, one of five Free State routes that are named after popular South African animals and birds. The Route offers a range of attractions that will make your holiday memorable…

The mountainous landscape of the Eagle Route provides tranquillity and scenic views; it runs along the majestic Drakensberg Mountains that form a picture perfect landscape as the backdrop to the Eagle Route. It changes with the seasons, from the bright colours of summer to the snow-clad slopes of winter.

Golden Gate Highlands National Park nestles in the Clarens valley. The name ’Golden Gate’ originates from the two cliffs that face each other on either side of the road: at sunset, the yellow sandstone becomes a rich golden colour.

The Basotho Cultural Village, located in the Golden Gate National Park, takes you down the pathway of time. It is here where the lifestyle of the Basotho is depicted from the 16th century to the dramatically colourful present.

The town of Clarens boasts many art galleries and restaurants. For adrenaline junkies, Clarens Xtreme offers white river rafting, zip lining and more.

As you move along the Drakensberg Escarpment, it incorporates portions of the Natal Drakensberg and the Maluti Mountains. The Maluti Mountain range rises some 3475 meters and it extends over 1125 kilometres. For hikers, this means rocky terrain with breathtaking views. Rock paintings have been found in the area dating back several thousands of years and are worth looking out for.

Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve, set on the leading edge of the Free State’s high escarpment, is a perfect place for birding – specifically for exclusive grassland and wetland species. There are also antelope, zebra and hippo.

Discover the Free State is made possible by the Free State Gambling, Liquor and Tourism Authority.

Listen to the full podcast with Bonolo Molefe below:
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Finansiële beplanning met betrekking tot mediese fondse

Finansiële adviseur, Marius Ferreira, verduidelik of jy jou mediesefondsplan kan verander as dit nie aan al jou behoeftes voldoen nie, en hoe jy kan bepaal watter plan is die beste vir jou. Hy verduidelik ook hoe jy jou mediese fonds kan bestuur as jou behoeftes verander.
09
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12pm

Discover the Free State – Cheetah Route

The OFM Business Hour’s Olebogeng Motse talks to Nthabiseng Methola about the Cheetah Route, one of five Free State routes that are named after popular South African animals and birds, offering a range of attractions that will make your holiday memorable…

The Cheetah Route, home to Bloemfontein, Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu, is filled with historical, cultural and natural attractions that will keep travellers occupied for days.

Both the ANC and the Lord of the Rings author, JRR Tolkien, were born in Bloemfontein. The city is known as the provincial and the legislative national capital.

While in the city, visit the Free State National Botanical Garden, which has 400 species of plants, 144 bird species, 54 reptile species and 32 mammal species. Visitors can have a picnic or admire the lush views.

Other places to add to your Cheetah Route itinerary include Franklin Nature Reserve on Naval Hill, which is the only nature reserve in South Africa that is in the middle of a city. Also on Naval Hill is the second tallest statue of Nelson Mandela, and the Planetarium, which is the first digital planetarium in Africa, south of the Sahara.

Discover the Free State is made possible by the Free State Gambling, Liquor and Tourism Authority.



Listen to the full podcast with Nthabiseng Methola below:

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