Archive for October, 2009

Strategy Development Programme for Business Owners

October 20, 2009

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Strategy Development Programme for Business Owners

The Cape Regional Chamber is delighted to announce a new offering to its members whose businesses are at least 25% black owned.  This opportunity is now open to all business owners at a reduced fee of R400 for the entire programme, a considerable saving on the usual cost of R8,000.

Starting Wednesday 4 November the Chamber will host a Strategy Development Programme consisting of four half-day sessions (Wed 4, Thu 5, Wed 11, Thu 12 November 2009) of a newly developed Strategy Development Programme, with the specific aim being to assist Business Owners to adopt a strategic approach to growth and sustainability of their business ventures.

In these informative and fast-paced sessions, you’ll learn how to:

–    Analyse the motivation, make-up and skills sets required to run a successful business

–    Assess the opportunity and potential of the market

–    Analyse the business and find the core strengths and key challenges

–    Determine the critical factors that will take both owner and business forward

–    Develop New Action Plans to build a sustainable business

Furthermore you will learn

–    How to turn hard times into golden opportunities

–    How you can position yourself to be part of the solution and, and grow your market share

–    How you can use other peoples’ skills & time in your networks & in your own key member team

–    And so much more…

Applications are now open

Click here for online application form Click here to download brochure

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Magson Marine Mould Offerings

October 20, 2009

Picture 10Magson Marine has the following moulds available for purchase at very reasonable rates. Should you be interested in purchasing any of the following, please contact Ernie at Magson Marine.

23ft Interceptor cabin boat moulds R 30 000.00
18ft speed boat hull moulds R 20 000.00
660 Ace Craft moulds  R 50 000.00
Dockside storage box  mould  R 2000.00
16 ft Master ski bow rider moulds  R 10 000.00
Phantom 18.6 and 17.6 moulds all for R 80 000.00

DH Auto Marine Electrical Profile

October 20, 2009

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DH Auto Marine Electrical specialises in the design and production of customised electrical distribution boards, with all production occurring in-house.

Designs cater for aluminium panels which are anodized.  The panel may have an engraved aluminium face, or acrylics which are reverse printed or engraved.

Picture 14Optional backlighting of labels and on/off indicator lights are catered for. All distribution boards are based on the customer’s requirements.

DH Auto Marine Electrical supplies and fits a full range of circuit breakers, analogue and digital meters and switchgear components.

DH Auto Marine Electrical undertakes the design, manufacture, wiring and implementation of custom designed Engine Control Panels using VDO instruments, or any other instrument of your choice.

For more information, please contact Des Holtman 021 5524952/021 5551303 or 083 2557048. E-mail: des@marine-electrical.co.za

Cape Town International Boat Show 2009

October 20, 2009

Boat Show 2009 Logo jpeg_SmallThis year’s Cape Town International Boat Show, a bumper 4 day edition of the event, provided substantial reassurance to an industry that has suffered as a result of the global recession. Despite inclement weather, the spirits of visitors and exhibitors were not dampened, and 14,000 feet poured through the doors. Although visitor numbers were slightly down from the previous year’s event, it appears that those in attendance wielded serious purchasing power. Sales in fact saw an increase, with purchases upwards of R7 million being made at the show.

Dries van Rooyen, of Catamaran Marquee, echoed these sentiments, “I felt that the number of visitors was down from last year, but that the quality of genuine potential buyers was better, despite the heavy rain on Saturday afternoon.”

Several new designs made their debut at the show including the Maverick 400, the Matrix Vision 450 and the Knysna 480, all of which received very positive responses from visitors. Some exhibitors did feel that the show might benefit from a later time slot in future, so as not to clash with La Rochelle and potentially alienate a portion of the target audience.

Nonetheless, overall reviews of the event drew high praise. Johnny Malherbe, the organiser of this, the show’s 9th incarnation, commented, “whilst visitor numbers were down on 2008 visitor stats, reports from the exhibitors were extremely positive with requests for 2010 space already coming in. This bodes very well for the Cape Town International Boat Show as 2010 will be our 10th anniversary, and great and exciting things are in the pipeline to make this an event to remember.”

CTBi News Blast

October 20, 2009

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CTBI News Blast 20.10.2009

Hello to all our members and welcome to our inaugural CTBi news blast. This is a service that we will now be offering exclusively to all our members, and will contain and the latest industry news, information and special offers. This newsletter will act as a supplement to our bi-monthly industry circulation, and will ensure that you, our valued members, stay informed and up to date. If you have anything you would like to see included in an upcoming newsletter, please contact me. We welcome your feedback, and would love to receive any opinions, suggestions and feedback.

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eblogoLONew CTBi Contact Details

As of the 1st of October 2009, CTBi is now located at our new home at the Elliot Basin in the Cape Town harbour. Having won the tender bid for the facility, we will now be on-site to allow for smooth and efficient managing of the marina. We’re located in Duncan Road, adjacent to Panama Jack’s restaurant, and we’d greatly appreciate your custom. For more information about the facilities available, please check out the new Elliot Basin website at http://www.ebmarina.co.za.

Our new contact details are as follows:

Tel: (021) 447 6541
Fax: (021) 447 6456

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Strategy Development Programme for Business Owners

The Cape Regional Chamber is delighted to announce a new offering to its members whose businesses are at least 25% black owned.  This opportunity is now open to all business owners at a reduced fee of R400 for the entire programme, a considerable saving on the usual cost of R8,000. Click here to read more.

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Picture 10Magson Marine Mould Offerings

Magson Marine has a selection of moulds available for purchase at very reasonable rates. Should you be interested in purchasing any of the following, please contact Ernie at Magson Marine. For more information please click here.

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Picture 11Please join me in welcoming our new Accounts Assitant, Thabile Mandla, who joined us at the beginning of this month. Exhibiting exceptional administrative and accounting skills, Thabile is a welcome addition to our growing team, and looks to keep the running of the Elliot Basin smooth and hassle free. Her email address is: accounts@ctbi.co.za

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Boat Show 2009 Logo jpeg_Small

This year’s Cape Town International Boat Show, a bumper 4 day edition of the event, provided substantial reassurance to an industry that has suffered as a result of the global recession. Despite inclement weather, the spirits of visitors and exhibitors were not dampened, and 14,000 feet poured through the doors. Although visitor numbers were slightly down from the previous year’s event, it appears that those in attendance wielded serious purchasing power. Sales in fact saw an increase, with purchases upwards of R7 million being made at the show. Click here to read more.

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DH Auto Marine Electrical specialises in the design and production of customised electrical distribution boards, with all production occurring in-house. Designs cater for aluminium panels which are anodized.  The panel may have an engraved aluminium face, or acrylics which are reverse printed or engraved. For more information click here.

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From the Skills Desk….

Picture 13Merseta Tool Box

For companies hosting Academy learners for work placement, the Merseta is running a pilot tool box programme.  Visit www.mersetatoolbox.org.za and apply online for a tool box for the learner. Contact Vanessa Davidson for assistance.

Different People, Same Goal

October 1, 2009

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CTBi Jumpstart Programme 2009

On the 16th of September, seven young entrepreneurs set off on a journey to visit four local boatbuilding companies. This formed a part of CTBi’s Jumpstart initiative, which aims to introduce budding entrepreneurs to members of the industry, in order to provide them with information and network possibilities that could prove vital in igniting promising careers. This was a unique chance to get an inside look into these renowned companies and get to know possible future business partners.

An introduction to the entrepreneurs:

Denis de Nicker recently started Just a wish, which specialises in custom interiors, pluck making and general maintenance of all fibreglass boats. Denis is a qualified shipbuilder with over 25 years of experience in the field.

Sam De Daa runs Samsera’s Boatbuilding Services, a small company with four employees which has just started providing a laminating and carpentry service for the boatbuilding industry.

Shukri Allie recently started SYNZ Steel Structures, and has many years of experience in marine structure manufacturing. The company provides cradles, fireproofing and soundproofing of boats’ engine rooms.

Zukela Mbelu, who, after studying Construction Management, opened D&M Projects in Gugulethu, which specialises in welding and aluminium.

André Daniels started Structweld Solutions cc. , a welding engineering company situated in Landsdowne, in 2007. The company specialises in the manufacturing of welding materials such as stainless steel, aluminium and mild steel components.

André van der Westhuizen recently started A&S Upholstery, which strives for perfection, quality and workmanship in all aspects of soft seating and boating interiors.

The entrepreneurs visited four local boatbuilders, namely: ERACO Boatbuilders, Robertson and Caine, Veecraft Marine and Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing. The visitations started at ERACO Boatbuilders, who design and build commercial aluminium vessels. The group was given a tour of the design room and the workplace, where they were able to see the step-by-step process of building an aluminium boat. The tour ended with a detailed look at an almost finished police boat.
The second stop was Robertson and Caine. After a warm welcome, the Jumpstart candidates were taken through a detailed explanation of the boatbuilding process, from the development of fibreglass parts until the final assembly. Processes, rules, materials and error reduction were all interesting elements discussed by Rob Brennan, who then conducted a question and answer session, which provided a lively forum for all candidates.
The third and the fourth visitations were Veecraft Marine and Two Oceans Marine respectively. Veecraft Marine specialises in the construction of aluminium and steel craft and provided a lot of helpful technical information. At Two Oceans Marine, the entrepreneurs were given the chance to get familiar with the building process. As with all other visitations, business cards were exchanged and an informative day came to an end.

All in all a very productive day was had, and all candidates were provided with key insights into successful companies that once started in a similar fashion. We wish the candidates every success in their future endeavours.