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With an active online shopping population of over 18 million racking up sales of R37.1 billion in 2017, South Africa’s e-commerce sector is on a massive upward trajectory.Proudly South African is looking to grow its members’ share of this burgeoning market and has launched its own online shopping site. Unambiguously Proudly South African, the site is populated exclusively with locally made goods and products, differentiating itself significantly from other sites and making a buy local choice simple for consumers.Together with RSAMade, Proudly South African have created an e-shopping site www.rsamade.co.za where anyone can make made in South Africa choices easily in the knowledge that every single item for sale on the site is made locally. Proudly South African vets and verifies local content and quality and that all the vendor companies adhere to labour and environmental legislation which is all part of the terms of Proudly South African membership.Said Eustace Mashimbye, CEO of Proudly South African, “We had been looking for some time at establishing a commercial site for our members, and RSA Made’s existing platform and content were a great match making it logical to extend their offering exclusively to Proudly South African members. It is important now that we are in the age of the 4th industrial revolution to tap into digital shopping habits and to ensure that more locally grown, produced and manufactured goods are available to local consumers. We know that China supplies US$15.5 billion of imports to this country and much of that is found on online shopping sites. Www.rsamade.co.za can claim to be the only truly local online shopping site for consumers. Of course, it is not restricted to SA only and we will be delighted if there is uptake from international shoppers!.”RSA Made’s CEO Karamba Jabbie added, “We feel that we have found a perfect partner in Proudly South African – our platform already concentrated exclusively on items made here in South Africa, and so it made complete sense to us to join together with the country’s buy local advocacy campaign, whose member companies are already quality controlled for sale on the platform. We are so excited to see the online shopping site being populated slowly but surely. We will take our time to ensure that all products are beautifully represented to provide consumers with a truly Proudly South African online shopping experience but users can subscribe to the site to receive regular notifications as new products and special offers come online, so we are encouraging everyone to register on the site.”The launch of the site also holds great importance for the growth and development of the country’s digital economy and push towards increased re-industrialisation and consumption of locally made products. Minister in the dti, Dr Rob Davies commented on the launch of the site and said, “Reindustrialization is a priority to growing job opportunities in the country and the accessibility of locally made products especially in this era where more and more consumers are buying their products on online platforms, this is a much needed solution. We also have to recognize changing employment patterns and the potential this sector has in creating new employment sources. Technology has the capacity to generate many new skilled jobs, and we must look at the commercialisation of innovations such as online shopping platforms. E-commerce represents a great opportunity and I am delighted that Proudly South African has seized the day and has created a site where increased localisation is the only goal.”The site works on the same basis as any other online shopping store, with a simple product selection and check out sequence, with door to door delivery within 48 hours within our borders. In addition, the site has a fully functioning ticketing system and local events are encouraged to use this platform for their online ticket sales.www.rsamade.co.za is the first site of its kind in South Africa, a platform created not just to assist small, medium and even large local businesses to sell more, but it was also built using only South African suppliers and service providers.For a Proudly South African online shopping experience visit www.rsamade.co.za
Difficulty/Terrain Rating:3/2.5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:As the first Geocache of the Week for 2015, this geocache sets the bar pretty high for the rest of the year. While it’s located in a nearby park, this multi-cache takes you on a journey that requires a few specific tools of the trade. It begins with a 9V battery to power the Arduino computer inside. From there, you need to either raise or lower the temperature of the probe on the geocache. Once you’re at the right temp, you’ll get the coordinates to the next location. If your geocaching New Year’s resolution is to hide a geocache, consider creating something as innovative and fun as this one. Good luck and Happy New Year! What geocachers are saying:“This was super fun with all the different stations and i would love to hunt for this one again!! Girl Scout Troop #55492 LOVED IT!” – laurakwik“The best cache I had encountered yet. I brought some friends along that are not big on caching, but they both absolutely loved. Once we had seen and had been trying Stage 2 we all kept saying, “This is so cool.” TFTC” – TheAdamBomb98“Took a couple of trips but we got ‘er done. When will I learn … read the instructions … always read the instructions first. Exceptionally well done cache. Will send a fave point once I get my account back up to par. Thanks.” – surfnturfnskyWhat the geocache owner, bflentje, has to say:What inspired you to build this geocache?One of the things that keeps me deeply interested in geocaching is finding the higher profile geocaches; oldies, caches with high favorites, caches that are interesting or out of the ordinary, and challenges. Gadget caches particularly standout as my all time favorites. One of the ways I give back to the community is to hide caches that I like to find on the notion that I might inspire others to find geocaches that I like to find, I can’t say that my mission has been successful or not but in my home area, there has recently been an increase in the amount of those more interesting geocaches.Do you have an engineering/programming background?I do have a background in science and technology. I acquired my BS in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1995 but have worked in the IT field for the last 20 years. Within the the IT field it is safe to say that the majority of my skillset revolves around software, databases, and computer programming. Though to not scare others away from building gadget caches, the knowledge required to build Fire and Ice was the simplest form of the C programming language and how to apply fundamental logic to code.How long did it take to create?The construction of multiple iterations of the device took about a month but to be fair, I also had to balance my family, my job, and my need to find other geocaches. I went through three different models before I was able to construct what I thought would be the best way to apply my high level idea for the cache. Though by far more time was spent finding the perfect location for the device which required the perfect location, safety from muggles, and land owner involvement,What has been your reaction to all of the positive logs and favorite points?Watching the positive reactions to the cache by my fellow geocachers is probably one of the most rewarding things in geocaching for me. And knowing that someone may have walked away following their find with the idea that “maybe I could build a cache like that” is even better.Is there anything you’d like to say to the geocaching community?I just wanted to say that by and large, geocaching has been a tremendous part of my life for about 10 years now. It still amazes me the wonderful friends that I’ve made, the places I’ve discovered, and the other related activities I’ve attempted along the way that I wouldn’t have otherwise given much thought to (biking, paddling, exploration etc). Photos:A glimpse of the geocache before it was placed in the wild.The geocache in the wild, attached, with permission, to a pole that was already there.Lovely view from the final. Photo by geocacher berresfamilyWhat’s your geocaching New Year’s resolution? Tell us and post photos in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:More And a good one at that.Geocache Name:Fire and Ice (GC4TXB2) SharePrint RelatedA photo is worth 1000 finds? – The Mountain of Moonlit Rocks (GC1CB) – Geocache of the WeekJune 18, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”I hope you packed your paddle. — Amsterdam Urban 2 – Under the Bridge (GC921) — Geocache of the Week Video EditionNovember 13, 2013In “Community”Between a rock and…more rocks. — Pit Stop (GC5RM5D) — Geocache of the WeekMay 7, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”
The Hirakud dam authorities opened as many as 25 gates of the reservoir on Tuesday evening due to heavy rain in the upper catchment area of the Mahanadi river and release of water from certain projects in neighbouring Chhattisgarh. This may create a flood-like situation in as many as 11 districts under the Mahanadi river system over the next two days.According to State Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi, release of water at the Munduli barrage near Bhubaneswar was likely to cross 8,00,000 cusecs-mark by Wednesday evening.Mr. Sethi told presspersons that the District Collectors and the Water Resources Department have been asked to draw up emergency plans. Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) teams have also been put on alert.The districts that have been issued flood alerts are Sambalpur, Subarnapur, Boudh, Nayagarh, Angul, Cuttack, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Khurda and Jajpur.
The Supreme Court on Thursday denied a plea for anticipatory bail made by commentator Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, days after his derogatory tweets on Odisha’s Konark temple and Odia culture triggered a storm of protests in the State Assembly and outside.A three-judge Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, said this was not a case for granting bail. “You are inciting religious feelings. How are you entitled to bail?” the Chief Justice asked counsel for Mr. Mitra.Counsel said his client was facing threats to his life. “If you are facing threats, there is no better place than a jail,” Chief Justice Gogoi responded.Mr. Mitra is accused of deliberately attempting to outrage religious feelings, promoting enmity on the grounds of religion and offences under the Information Technology Act.Mr. Mitra was arrested on September 20 by the Odisha police in the national capital. The Odisha Assembly had adopted a privilege motion on September 20 against the journalist for his alleged derogatory remarks.(With inputs from PTI)
Amnesty India has urged the Odisha government to stop police atrocities on indigenous Dongria Kondh community by branding them as CPI(Maoist) cadres.“Allegations of police intimidation and ill-treatment of the Dongria Kondh community in the Niyamgiri hills are deeply disturbing. It is unacceptable that the police ill-treat and abuse people. The authorities should carry out a prompt and impartial investigation into the police conduct,” said Manohar Chauhan, senior campaigner of Amnesty India, in a statement here. “Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti, a community-led organisation that opposes mining in the Niyamgiri hills, had alleged that police arbitrarily pick up, detain and ill-treat members of the community, at a press conference on October 25. Lada Sikaka, president of NSS, claimed that he was picked up by the local police from the old market in Lanjigarh and taken to a police station where he was brutally beaten,” Mr. Chauhan pointed out.Right to protest According to him there were many instances of police highhandedness reported from the Niyamgiri hill range. The Kalahandi administration had forced the NSS to cancel a peaceful demonstration against the police on October 23 last year.“People have a right to peaceful protest under the Constitution of India and international law. The authorities have a duty to listen to the voices of the indigenous Dongria Kondh community and ensure that their rights are upheld,” said Mr. Chauhan.The particularly vulnerable tribal group had unanimously voted against proposed bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri hills in 2013. Since then the security forces have been going against the community, said the Amnesty campaigner.
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