Information Bill Passed

Information Bill Passed


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Cape Town - The National Assembly on Thursday afternoon passed the protection of state information bill.  

It now has to be signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.

The office of the ANC Chief Whip welcomed the move in a statement, saying the passing of the bill is a culmination of over five years of work by the two houses of Parliament.

"Extensive public consultation with a wide range of representatives of our society, public debates and robust engagements amongst political parties have taken place on this bill since it was first tabled in Parliament in 2008," the statement said. 

The statement said over 100 meetings were held over the bill, which makes it probably one of the most consultative bills since the advent of democracy in 1994. 

"Hundreds of amendments, over 800 of them, have been made on this bill - which makes it a complete redraft of what was originally tabled in Parliament five years ago.

 "We appreciate the effort, dedication and remarkable devotion with which our members in the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces steered this bill to the quality draft it is today. 

"We remain unshaken in our conviction that this bill will pass the constitutional muster."
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Tweet to President Jacob Zuma and tell him what you think about the Information Bill. #InformationBill #InfoBill

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Jacob G. Zuma
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Protection of State Information Bill - Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protection_of_State_Information_Bill
Protection of State Information Bill PDF (183 KB)

TheDomains.co.za owns InformationBill.co.za and is brokering InfoBill.co.za, both domains are for sale for the highest offer, to make an offer Contact Us

Information Bill in the News:
IOL.co.za - Igcine iphasile iProtection of Information Bill
http://www.iol.co.za/isolezwe/igcine-iphasile-iprotection-of-information-bill-1.1506769#.UXvQw6JvBKY

SABC.co.za - Secrecy Bill adopted by National Assembly
http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/724b5f004f5dc5c992b49b1e5d06aea0/Secrecy-Bill-adopted-by-National-Assembly-20132304

BDLive.co.za - Fractious National Assembly passes secrecy bill
http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/2013/04/25/fractious-national-assembly-passes-secrecy-bill

Trust.org - South Africa - National assembly approves controversial information bill
http://www.trust.org/item/20130426142309.0000-q4r9l/

EWN.co.za - Final draft of Secrecy Bill to be passed
http://ewn.co.za/2013/04/25/Secrecy-bill-one-step-closer-to-law

AllAfrica.com - South Africa: Sanef Press Statement: Protection of State Information Bill
 http://allafrica.com/stories/201304241295.html

NEWS24..com - Information bill passed
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Politics/Information-bill-passed-20130425

MyBroadband.co.za - Protection of State Information Bill passes Parliament
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/government/76588-protection-of-state-information-bill-passes-parliament.html

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Protection of State Information Bill PDF (183 KB)

Domains for Pizza

Howzit,

A number of people are asking if they can add there domains for sale on The Domains www.thedomains.co.za If you would like to have your domain listed here for sale, please see the following details on how to to get your domain added.

I can write an article or you can write your own article about your domain or industry related to your domain as a guest post and I can add it to my blog, with your contact details, email address and information that you want added on the article. Pictures are welcome in the article.
If you get any interested parties in the domain you can contact me and I will broker the domain for you, I charge 10% commission of what the domain sells for and I try sell the domain for the best price as if you get a better price for the domain, I get more commission  no sale, no commission. Please also advise what price you would like for each domain added and what period it is available for sale. 
 
Domains are pizza: As editing, proof reading and uploading the article takes time about less than an hour as I run TheDomains.co.za by myself and I am human, I like pizza and  I see it as a kind gesture, I just ask that you pay for a pizza. Yup a pizza. You can choose a pizza from Scooters Pizza which is down the road from me and breakfast, lunch or supper will be on you. I will also write your domain name(s) in permanent ink on the pizza box and will take a picture and add it as a picture or link to the article to give thanks and praise. I will also Tweet out to my 690+ Twitter followers the link to the article and if you on Twitter will tag you in if you want, just give me your @name or  @business.

 

Please select any Large pizza from the menu
Pizza menu: http://www.scooterspizza.co.za/menu.htm.
Download the PDF Menu here: http://www.scooterspizza.co.za/download/ScootersMenu_2013.pdf
 
If from South Africa email me for banking details in you are also based in South Africa.
Overseas / International email me and I will send you banking details with swift code.
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Donate a Pizza! Get your domain(s) added!
 
If you do not want to buy me pizza but still want your domain(s) added to
The Domains www.thedomains.co.za website, $10 would be equivalent value to have your domain list.

All the BEST,
Darryl Lopes

Fine print:
Article will be loaded within 48 hours of pizza or payment received.
Maximum domains listed per pizza or $10 equivalent is 10 domains listed.
Pizza must be chosen from the Scooters pizza menu provided.
Pizza must be a Large.
Additional toppings added at your own cost.
Domains will be listed on The Domains website under main blog or sub heading "Domains for Pizza"

Thank you.

Banking App Domains

The Bank in your pocket.

Customers are looking for banking apps and if banks can provide them what they are looking for, they will have happy customers. WIN-WIN! You can gain market share of those customers by having the correct domain, being a customer in South Africa, you can directly type BankingApp.co.za or BankingApp.mobi which can redirect to the banks website or an information page to educate the customer how to install the banking app on their phone.

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GeoPay.co.za
GeoPayments.co.za 
Geo-Payments.co.za
Geo-Payment.com
GeoPayApp.com*
GeoPayApp.com*
GeoPaymentsApp.com*
GeoPaymentsApp.co.za*

SMSpay.co.za*
SmartPhoneBanking.co.za*


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South Africa has a few banks that have or are coming out with banking apps for their customers.
Fnb.co.za (Has a banking app)
Standardbank.co.za (Has a banking app)
Nedbank.co.za (Has a banking app)
Absa.co.za (Mobile banking app coming 2013)

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Fnb.co.za
Firstly ou need to have an FNB Account and download the app.

 With the FNB Banking App you can:

  • Make Geo Payments
  • Make use of full eWallet functionality
  • Make Payments (including once off payments)
  • Transfer funds
  • View detailed balances and transaction histories
  • Add, edit, or delete recipients
  • Send Money to any South African cellphone number
  • Make calls and send messages
  • Locate FNB ATMs and branches on a map
  • Access an FNB Call Centre Directory
  • Contact your Premier Banker
  • Buy Prepaid Electricity, Airtime, and Data
  • Receive inContact messages
  • View Forex rates

* Full eWallet functionality on a cool new interface that is easy and convenient to use. Now even non FNB customers can transact on the FNB Banking App, this means that they can make or receive Geo Payments using eWallet on the App. Geo Payments is a location based person to person payments functionality where you can Find & Pay other App users, without their banking details. Remember as a non FNB customer you need an FNB customer to make an initial payment into your eWallet in order to activate it. Or you can visit an FNB Easy Plan branch, with your South African ID, to register your eWallet and make deposits using the ADT machines.

FNB banking app - Watch on Youtube.

 FNB CEO Michael Jordaan Talks innovation and explains GeoPay on the FNB App - Watch on Youtube.

Standardbank.co.za

You may link up to 10 devices so that you can access your Standard Bank accounts from any of your smart devices. Once you've logged in to your Standard Bank profile, use this app to do a variety of banking functions anytime and anywhere, including:

  • View your available and actual account balances in easily navigated categories.
  • Get graphs that compare the state of your accounts.
  • See net balances are on all your accounts.
  • Search for specific transactions and view your provisional, 30-day, 60-day and 90-day statements.
  • Transfer funds between any of your linked accounts.
  • Pay beneficiaries that have been preloaded onto your banking profile. These are added on Internet banking or by visiting your nearest branch.
  • Buy airtime from Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Virgin and 8ta. Telkom Worldcall cards can also be topped up. Browse your device's address book to easily buy prepaid.
  • Send money to any other Standard Bank South Africa customer using just their cellphone number (if they are registered for Standard Bank's Mobile banking service) or their Standard Bank account number).

This app also allows you to do the following without you having to log on to your profile:

  • Locate your nearest Standard Bank ATM, branch or AccessPoint and see a map of how to get there.
  • View financial indicators for commodities, foreign exchange rates and shares.
  • Quickly and easily calculate vehicle repayments, home loan repayments and home loan affordability.
  • Get important numbers (such as reporting lost or stolen cards) at the touch of button.

 Nedbank.co.za

Experience fully functional banking and a wide range of transactional capabilities with the Banking NedApp.

To access the Banking NedApp you will need to be a South African Nedbank online banking client.

Products available in the app.

  • Current accounts
  • Investment accounts
  • Credit cards
  • Motor Finance
  • Home Loans
  • Motor Finance
  • Life Insurance
  • Insurance
  • Financial Planning

Absa.co.za (Banking app expected 2013) Source

UPDATED: 11th April 2013

Absa launches its app, becoming the last big South African bank to do so

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Absa App

Absa has officially launched its smartphone banking app, making it the last of South Africa’s major banks with such an offering.

The app, which is available on Android and iOS, includes a number of traditional online banking features, as well as a GPS-based ATM locator and branch locator and the ability to send airtime or cash to people using the phone’s contacts. One feature that it didn’t really go into much depth on was the image library. We can’t find anything from Absa’s official channels explaining why it might be useful either.

Absa claims that the app’s launch means that its customers “can enjoy the speed and convenience of simple, intuitive payments and effortless navigation with fewer clicks to perform their banking transactions”.

The banking giant also claims the app is the “first real, native financial services app for smartphones and tablets in South Africa available for both retail and business customers”.

“This means our app is optimised for smartphone and tablet screens and encompasses a visually rich interface,” says Arrie Rautenbach, Absa Head of Retail Banking.

The app provides access to a built-in video tutorial that is meant to assist customers on a “journey of learning”. It is available for both individual and business customers and will permit multiple users in one household the ability to link into single device or to have one user connect their profile to multiple devices.

According to Rautenbach, “the app gives users of smartphones and tablet devices easy access to their accounts in those ‘in-between’ moments when they have a moment before their train arrives or just before the ad breaks.”

Absa’s smartphone banking app comes 18 months after FNB became the first major bank in the country to launch an app. Standard Bank and Nedbank meanwhile launched theirs within a couple of days of each other in mid 2012.

Absa’s app is also expected to arrive on BlackBerry in the next few weeks.

Banking App from Absa

Download the Banking App from ABSA.

Description

Banking shouldn’t disrupt your life – the Banking App from Absa allows you to bank at your convenience! 

The Banking App has been designed with you in mind – screens are customised to suit your device and you can choose to view the app in English or Afrikaans.
 
Download the Banking App from Absa to get access to the following services:

• GPS-driven Absa ATM & branch locator 
• Easy-to-use investment, savings, car and home loan calculators 
• The latest foreign exchange rates 
• The latest Absa promotions 
• Account balances
• Transactional activity on a graph
• Transfer money between accounts
• Create and manage beneficiaries 
• Tag your favourite beneficiaries
• Make payments
• Buy prepaid airtime
• Send money using CashSend

Application Type  - iPhone/iPad

Application Category – Finance

Website – www.absa.co.za

E-mail – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Phone  – 0860 008 600
© 2011 Absa. Copyright 2011 Absa. All Rights reserved 
Absa Bank limited registration number: 1986/004794/06

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With Absa Cellphone Banking, you can do more than just top up prepaid airtime andcheck your balances. You can also pay accounts, transfer funds, send money to any Absa ATM using CashSend, have a statement e-mailed or faxed to an address or number of your choice. Now you can also apply for a Personal Loan or Express Loan (a short term loan), and receive the money in less than 10 minutes if approved.

Transform your cellphone into a mobile bank by joining more than one million Absa customers who use Cellphone Banking regularly.

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Click here to inquire or Make an offer.

TheDomains.co.za 2013 ©

 

Asteroid Mining Domains

Domains and Asteroids 

Howzit,

Just want to start off with these quotes and see how domains and asteroids can relate.

"Domains have and will continue to go up in value faster than any other commodity EVER known to man" - Rick Schwartz 

"Asteroids are the best real estate in the Solar System." - Planetary Resources.

Both on Earth and in space there is valuable resources, which are found, bought, stolen, sold, traded, lost and made.

Asteroid Mining could be the next trillionaire industry. Get your domain for your Asteroid Mining business here.

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AsteroidMiningStartup.com

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Asteroid Mining Mission Revealed by Planetary Resources, Inc.

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Planetary Resources

Planetary Resources is the leading asteroid mining company, looking towards space to mine asteroids.

We’re looking for a few good asteroid miners

Planetary Resources is on the lookout for some amazing people. If you are amazing, please continue to read.

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We’ve written up some additional context in this blog post.

http://www.planetaryresources.com/careers/

Planetary Resources' mission is to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. Through the development of cost-effective exploration technologies, the company is poised to initiate prospecting missions targeting resource-rich asteroids that are easily accessible. 

Resource extraction from asteroids will deliver multiple benefits to humanity and could be valued at billions of dollars annually. The effort will tap into the high concentration of precious metals found on asteroids and provide a sustainable supply to the ever-growing population on Earth. 

The company was founded by space visionary Peter H. Diamandis, M.D. and leading commercial space entrepreneur Eric Anderson, and is supported by an impressive investor and advisor group, including Google's Larry Page & Eric Schmidt, Ph.D.; film maker & explorer James Cameron; Chairman of Intentional Software Corporation and Microsoft's former Chief Software Architect Charles Simonyi, Ph.D.; Founder of Sherpalo and Google Board of Directors founding member K. Ram Shriram; and Chairman of Hillwood and The Perot Group Ross Perot, Jr.

 

Click here to inquire or Make an offer.

TheDomains.co.za 2013 ©

My name is Darryl Lopes

My name is Darryl Lopes

Howzit, 

"howzit - hello, how are you, good morning (despite being a contracted of 'how is it going', howzit is almost exclusively a greeting, and seldom a question)"
Source: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_South_African_English_regionalisms#section_1

I live in South Africa, Cape Town, in the beautiful town of Somerset West.


Aerial view of Somerset West with Hottentots-Holland Mountains in the background.

I am a domainer and domain name broker. I studied Web Design in college in Somerset West, so I could build websites for myself, family and friends and small businesses in Somerset West to get online. 

I got into domain industry when I stumbled upon a blog post by Danny Batelic, a guitarist become domainer, when he wrote that he was buying and selling domain names, websites without any content and making huge profits. I thought if he can do it, I can to, so I started reading more and more about domains, on and off reading about the fantastic news of sales and breakthroughs at the end of 2011 and whole of 2012, before I registered my first domain.

Yes, I still made rookie mistakes, registering domain names that I heard will be the next fad or new product before anyone else could register them yet little or no traffic comes to the domain or it was just a fad and next day there is something new. I also was registering names from my own ccTLD the COZA .co.za and not .COM, which can be more difficult to sell because there is less people in the audience but it's not impossible.

"Best advice I can give you is target oceans of people not puddles or ponds. The bigger audience you can naturally attract, the better" - Rick Schwartz he told me.

I want to be known as a South African domainer who knows how to sell and broker domains in my own country and be the best one at it. 

Yes .COM is king, however as discussed in this interview I did with Hexonet.net http://blog.hexonet.net/2012/08/insight-into-the-co-za-cctld-2/ 

"An example is someone in South Africa working a business is more than likely (I would say 80% of the time) will have their business website and email address with a .CO.ZA and NOT .COM as you might think. We are proud to be South African’s and thus we are proud of .CO.ZA!" - Darryl Lopes

I have been successful in the South African CO.ZA domain space and by only registering buying, selling and brokering domain names, I have definitely made more money with domains than I have ever made with webdesign and building websites. I enjoy the domain industry and I will continue to grow the domain industry in South Africa.

I started The Domains to build a network of domainers in South Africa. I would like to report news that happens in South Africa relating to the CO.ZA ccTLD. I also use The Domains to get leads from end users looking to buy and sell CO.ZA domains.

All the BEST,
Darryl Lopes