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Nozuko Mtiki

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Nozuko is an assistant editor and car reviews|technology writer for BEATMagazineSA. She love her spare time with family.

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THE NEW SANDERO Step Way Turbo – WITH YOUNG AND VIBRANT PERSONALITY,A FAMILY CAR WITH A LOOK OF A MINI SUV AND WITH GROUND CLEARANCE.

The model is offered in three specifications, Expression, Step Way and Dynamic with one engine and transmission choice. The New Sandero has a 66 kw turbo petrol engine same as Clio 4, it also comes with power staring, electric windows front and back, parking sensors, cruise control, speed limiter, hill climb assist, perfect on the road, lite in petrol , leather steering wheel, manual air conditioning, CD MP3 player with Bluetooth.

Design

 Young and vibrant with 16 inch wheels that makes it look like a mini SUV, fog lamps with chrome surroundings. Diamond shape and a look of a mini SUV.

Safety

Outstanding safety comes with safety ABS (anti-lock Braking System) is coupled with EBA (Emergency Braking Assist) which kicks in and automatically applies maximum brake pressure when emergency braking conditions are detected. Electric Stability Program (ESP) which ensures vehicle stability and assist the driver to avoid possible loss of control due to excessive speed or slippery road. Hill start assist is automatically activated as soon as an incline is detected. And front plus side airbags.

Warranty: comes with a warranty of 5 year plan /150 000km and a service plan of 2 years / 30 000km.

Recommended Price: You get all this and more only in a price of R159 990.00.

For more information about the car click here or  simply contact Renault East London at: Lonwabo: 073 973 9231 or Malibongwe: 078 673 9067

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Sibongile Booi – is an Eastern Cape born business woman from Butterworth, who studied in Love Dale College and Lesotho. She furthered her academic career at the University of Canada and worked there for 12 years. In  2009 she came back home and then two years later she started a business called Second Office in East London. She returned to the Eastern Cape because she wanted to settle down in an area where everything is found in one place. She stated that “No matter where you are around the world at the end of the day you long for home”. Despite all of that the quality of life I find here is much better than what I had in all other countries that I have been to “says Ms Booi.

In 2011, I started Second Office with an objective of helping people in maintaining their professional image.  What I realised is that people have businesses but they never take time to present that professional image. So I felt that Second Office could be a space where people can come to have their professional greetings and other work related activities. Most of all Second Office helps to provide that back office that a many companies lack.  Second Office allows you to run your business and we run your office that is our slogan, as we also look after your administration side.

And there’s a lot of experience that we can share with businesses that wants to be well rounded and not only to be good at what they do but also have the back office to support them in making sure they are sustainable. She did a pilot project to check whether there is need in the market for Second Office to operate in East London, because there are people who travel for business to East London. Therefore, they will require a professional place where they can discuss serious business deals in private rather than being in coffee shops or restaurants.

MY WORD OF ADVICE TO YOUNG WOMEN WHO WANTS TO START THIER OWN BUSINESSES

Equip yourselves with knowledge and understanding of the industry and the business that you want to start. Your core business must be aligned with your skills and expertise so as to match your services, financials and administration to ensure that the business is sustainable. Also surround yourself with people that will advise and guide you towards the right direction. In business you have to be a student – this means that you have to study your market, your customer and do research about the products and services that you want to offer.

MY CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EASTERN CAPE

I would like to contribute in business development whereby I conduct entrepreneurship workshops that will assist small businesses through the development phase. These workshops would be based on a checklist of essential needs that each and every business needs from your tax advices to your bookkeeping. As much as one operates his/her own business we cannot ignore what is happening around us. Therefore one has to give back where they can make a difference.

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 iPhone 5

Description: it has a better faster camera and a built-in operating system. It’s available in gold, silver and grey with sleekless of metal and glass, saphire crystal in home button and protecting iSight camera.

It’s fast on download and uploads with 13 LTE bands. Screen is designed with iOS7 where it has new features like 64-bit chip that gives your graphics up to 2X faster than the A6 for example on games the shadows and texture looks more true to life, touch id finger identity processor where you put your finger on the home button and then it opens. It’s a convenient way to secure your phone. iSight camera that takes amazing photos, large sensor, larger pixels, continuous burst mode, true tone flash, auto image stabilisation, slow motion video and large video zoom, square photos to use on your special networks, panorama and photo filters, air drop and face time high definition camera for your video calling. That makes things you do everyday much easier, faster HD enjoyable.

 App store comes with loads of amazing collection of free apps. Over 900 000 of apps available for download from education and education, social networking and so much more. The iCloud is for photo sharing with friends who have also have iCloud app where they get to comment on the picture. It comes with 3 storage sizes 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. This phone comes with 1 year of hard repair warranty and 90 days of complimentary support.

Price: for the 16GB is R7000 and the 64GB space is R16000.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S5

This phone is water and dust proof with 2580 X 1440 pixel display, 16 megapixel camera, 3GB of RAM, 32GB or 64 GB of storage, 3,200mAH battery and kit-kat Andriod, eryngoes chip. The release date of this phone was on the 24 February 2014.

 Comparing these 2 phones

The iPhone still has the same screen, the same as the previous ones whereas Samsung comes with a bigger screen as compared to the previous galaxy phones. When it comes to safety Samsung is now dust and waterproof and iPhone has a finger identity processor.

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This small hatchback is Renault’s best seller in the Eastern Cape.  Everywhere you go and turn you get to this lovely car, with its wonderful colors as white, chocolate, red and yellow. This car goes down the road with authority, its stylish and well worth a look.

ENGINE- the three cylinder engine comes with five speed manual gearbox whilst the four cylinder engine has a six speed dual clutch automated manual.

 The clio is longer than the 208 and has a marginally smaller boot. The doors are deeply sculptured in their lower areas and the side profile of this five door has the look of the three door coupe thanks to concealed handles at the rear. The rear ends at the sides have that muscular look. Boot space is usable and expandable with the rear folded. It has media navigation, GPS touch screen, speed limiter and cruize control, start stop system, hill-start assist, automatic wipers and headlights, 17 inch rims and tyres, foldable mirrors on the side, child lock on the back doors, isofix on the passenger seat and at the back, Bluetooth connectivity with USB and aux, key less entry and it automatically locks itself when walking away from the vehicle. It can be used as a family car as well as for singles and couples.

SAFETY – brake assist ABS, ESC and ASR. Also comes with anti submarinining system in front and rear? Its underneath the seats incase of an accident it blows up protecting your knees to not hit the dashboard, it pulls your knees up! WONDERFULL.

 TEST DRIVING

The engine is willing and responding and it has a hill start assist aswell. Switches itself off when on the robots and on again.  Its no surpise that this little car has an awesome suspension that provodes good comfort and handling.

PRICE: R199 900 | ENGINE: 900cc Turbo Engine, 66Kw on engine , 135 power torque | THIRTST: 5.2L/100km (1.2L engine).

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Mercedes Benz introduced a monster stylish and classy economical fuel consumption vehicle with a turbocharged engine and a direct injection. A well designed and execrised heart drive system with 4 cylinder petrol and diesel engines. From one gear to another without any interruptions with optional dual clutch transmission 7G-DCT.
Mercedes Benz – brings the future of motoring on the faster with efficient vehicles and production process that wastes fewer and fewer resouces. Its blue technology engine reduces the nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gases by up to 90%, while the natural-gas drive NGT drastically reducess emissions and fuel costs.
The sportiness of the car is as far as the eye can see; the AMG front apron with black flics and the AMG radiator grille with a twin louvre move impressively into the field of vision. Elements painted grey titanium grey matt in the front and rear apron plus side sill panels lend the dynamic design of the vehicle.
The pronounced arrow-shaped front section and expressive radiator grille give the A-Class both an air of self-confidence and a decidedly energetic look. The flanks, with two striking structural lines, and the powerfully muscular rear wings give a feeling of forwards thrust even when the car is at a standstill.The coupé-like side line with the curved roof, beltline rising towards the rear and long, narrow, glass area emphasises the sporty appearance of the new A-Class. The B-pillar is covered by the “frame under glass” design of the door.The distinctly wide rear end with horizontal structuring exudes power and athleticism. This is thanks to the bicolour tail lamps, which extend well into the sides of the vehicle. At night an innovative lighting design gives the new A-Class an exciting aura.