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I've been hearing a lot lately of people being screwed over by companies for financial gain and companies screwing over one nother for financial gain.

Now my reasoning for this is the following.... people don't know their rights as a consumer or the laws stated out by the competition commission well enough to stand against these sharks.

How I came about this to write about this:

I was visiting a friend as I am busy creating a website for their business and overheard them talk about people debiting their businesses account after they have canceled the services more than a year ago, now this grabbed my curiosity as I hate this kinda shit.....where the hell is your integrity man?? What happened to driving ethical business? Have you no shame? my friend has been losing quite a sum of money every month for services they have not even received for more than a year.

And this is how these con-companies or Sharks do it....

When you cancel a subscription with any company it is their accounts department's duty to remove you and your banking details from their systems, but they don't and they do this on purpose. So what we as the consumer would usually do is we would go to our bank and cancel the debit orders from our account and boom.....problem solved right? I'm afraid not my dear amego, you are under the impression that your problem is solved.

What the Sharks would then do will shock you!!! And most people don't even know this.

They will run the debit order on your account again and notice that it is stopped and therefore they can't take your money...wrong again amego.....

Now this is where it gets interesting, take careful note here, I'm gonna make a detailed breakdown:

So in the world of programming, everything works on what they call strings and algorithms. Programmers can do amazing things with it and one of the pioneering forms of programming is predictive systems,(a system that can forcast or predict happenings before they occur) but this is also limited, even in banking systems, therfore not every motion can be predicted and these sharks know it all too well!!! So what they will do is just change one key, letter, number or symbol in the reference and run the debit order again and boom....well what do you know, the debit order goes off again, you lose that money and the shark smiles all the way to the bank.

Did you know that this is illegal and elegitimate operations, its against the LAW bro!!!

You as the consumer has the right to take them on and screw the crap out of them for all that lost money.

I am currently helping my friend out in  shitting on these companies as I am fortune enough to be the family member of the creator and writer of the consumer protection act. Unfortunately I cannot disclose this information. 

Please do me a favour and educate yourself and familiarise yourselves with the CPA and the competition commision laws, I will post the links and documents here.

Companies in this discussion will be disclosed to public soon.

Please share your opinions here, I look forward to the responses. ... more

The Vaal Dam, built during the Great Depression some 77 years ago, over the decades has ebbed and flowed as a popular destination for holiday-makers, conference delegates and pleasure-seekers.  Much has changed the landscape of her beautiful river banks - hotels have been built or revamped, real estate has exploded, and function and leisure venues abound – a trendsetting fusion of design and lifestyle.

And who knew there was so much to do inVereeniging? Just 45 minutes fromJohannesburg, the area has so much to offer, from sports to culture and the arts. 

You can enjoy boat cruises, challenging rounds of golf, pampering at a spa, tuck into a long, lazy lunch, take a tour, sip on your favourite merlot, master a watersport or try something you have never done before. And there are some lovely hotels and guesthouses to relax at when you return from a busy day of doing it all! 

Image courtesy of <a href="" title="BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal">BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal</a>

Image courtesy of BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal

Craig Swart, General Manager of BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal, comments, “With the guest experience always front of mind, we are continually seeking ways to offer more.  Over and above the extensive facilities atBON Hotel Riviera on Vaal which include golf, tennis, water sports and a spa, it is wonderful to be able to offer our guests other activities in the area, most of which they are not even aware of.”

The area is steeped in history and a selection of tours on offer will take you back in time to remind you of our heritage and transformation.  And just for fun there is always a tour of a chocolate factory to satisfy your sweet tooth.  Adrenaline junkies can skydive, scuba dive, bungee jump, paraglide or learn something new and challenging.

Sharpville Memorial. Image courtesy of <a href=",_Theunis_Kruger_Street,_Dicksonville,_Sharpville" title="University of Pretoria">University of Pretoria</a>

Sharpville Memorial. Image courtesy ofUniversity of Pretoria

“Sedibeng and the Vaal area in particular is Gauteng’s hidden jewel. It is the golden province’s own coastline - a haven for watersports enthusiasts and the entire family. The serene and tranquil environment makes it a must-visit area and a preferred weekend and short break destination, adding variety to Gauteng’s tourism mix,” adds Barba Gaoganediwe, spokesperson forGauteng Tourism.

Still not convinced?  Well, here are 8 reasons to stop by:

1.      Vaal River Meander Wine Route

Six weeks of weekend wine tasting during July and August.

2.      BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal

In her hey-day, this hotel was the place to be!  Under new management and with a few minor refurbishments under the belt, she is back to her former glory.

3.      Sharpeville Tour

Take a day to visit the Sharpeville Memorial which features a dramatic wall at the entrance containing the names of the people who are buried in the nearby Sharpeville Cemetery.

4.      The Vredefort Dome Route

Experience and learn about the geology, history, bird life, flora and fauna of this World Heritage Site.

5.      Pont de Vaal Riverside Bistro

A taste of the French countryside located within the Cote de Vaal River Lifestyle Estate.

6.      Barnyard Theatre

Take in a show jam-packed with song and dance.

A musician performs onstage at The Barnyard Theatre. Image courtesy of <a href=''>Safari Now</a>

A musician performs onstage at The Barnyard Theatre. Image courtesy of Safari Now

7.      Petit Verdot Riverboat at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal

Sip your favourite cocktail as the sun sets over the river aboard this lovely riverboat.

8.      Soweto Golf and Shebeen Tour

Enjoy 18 holes at the Soweto Golf course and visit several shebeens and historical sites within this vibrant area.

Famous people who have hailed from this small town nestled alongside the banks of the Vaal River include politicians, athletes, singers and actors.  Events throughout the year bring families, conference delegates, sportsmen and athletes, music- and wine-lovers, bikers and artists:

  • Spring Beer Festival
  • COMPAK Sporting World Championship
  • Carols by Candlelight
  • Rhino Rally
  • Vaal Trail Run
  • Whiskey Festival
  • Raft Fishing Safaris
  • Vaal River Carnival
  • Formula One Powerboat Racing

You would be surprised at just how much the area has to offer and if you have not “been there, done that and gotten the t-shirt, there is no time like the present!