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Network Connect was established in St Francis Bay in May 2012 by Mickey Freund and Leon Scheepers. It was born out of Mickey’s frustration with the vast amount of print media that was available in which to advertise. Questions asked were, “Which publications will reach my target market?” “Is my target market reading any of these publications?” “Are there statistics available?” “Do I spend money on a website?” “The web is the way to go but it is so vast. How will I be able to drive traffic to my website?”

All these questions led this qualified Industrial Psychologist  to studying Internet Marketing through the University of Cape Town. Although traditional marketing still has its place, internet marketing is definitely the way to go. Every business needs a web presence. Gone are the days of the yellow pages. People Google to find you and if you are not there, the likelihood of them looking elsewhere for you is almost zero.

Advertising in local publications is limited to your area unless you have a large budget where you can afford to advertise further afield. Having a web presence means that anybody in the world will be able to find you. The biggest disadvantage of traditional marketing is that it is not measurable whereas internet marketing is. You have all the statistics available to you at the push of a button. Changes to your website, up-dates, etc can be done very quickly at a minimal cost whereas with traditional advertising you have to incur re-prints.

Having a website built is a costly affair. A small website of three pages could cost you R5000 and for a more complicated site anything up to R25 000 and more.

All these questions and knowledge lead to St Francis Connect, part of the Network Connect Group. All the businesses in St Francis Bay would be represented on one website. Each business will have its own page with photographs, contact details and links to their own website, if they have one. The most important feature of this website is the “Specials and What’s New” pages which will advertise  specials and announcements every week. Weekly newsletters will be send out to a data base of mailing addresses every week, advertising these specials and announcements, therefore driving people to the website for more information. Every business on Network Connect will benefit from traffic generated by other businesses participating, so helping each other!

Other features include a gallery and a blog post. These are tools provided so that businesses can bring attention to themselves and their products. It’s that easy!

The Secret…..the more traffic to the site and the more links to one another the more Google likes us and if Google really likes us a lot we will feature.

St Francis Connect is about bringing our businesses and customers together not only locally but globally.

So what’s the deal….what do you get…..what’s the opportunity?

  • A web presence
  • An exclusive webpage with links of your choice
  • An opportunity to update your page at any time
  • An opportunity to showcase  a special or announcement every two months
  • Thousands of newsletters mailed to home owners in your area and beyond
  • An active sales team promoting St Francis Connect

What does NetworkConnect do?

  • We build you a webpage
  • We update your page at any time
  • We contact you regularly for updates to your featured special or anouncement
  • We mail off thousands of newsletters to residents in your area and beyond
  • We have a sales-team promoting St Francis Connect out there DAILY
  • We bill you once a month for R200.00 depending on your payment plan

That’s it in a nut-shell – pretty straight forward!

Franchising the Network

To discuss franchise opportunities, please mail us so we can set up an appointment.
There are two easy financing models to choose from – as this is a very popular and successful medium, relatively new in South Africa, the rate of return on investment is phenominal and you can literally write your own paycheck.

At the moment the area from Knysna to Jeffreys Bay is covered and we are looking for franhisees to spread the love further! George, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, East London, Joburg…the list is endless. Get in now whilst the hot areas are available!

Website Development

Let the team at NetworkConnect build you the show case your business deserves. With our experience in Inbound Marketing, Website Responsiveness, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Content Managed Systems (CMS), we would love to take your image to new heights.

Have a look at our portfolio and decide for yourself




Domain Name Registration

We Register and Host Domain Names throughout the world.
Whether you require a .co.za, com, .net, or .org extension, we can arrange it for you. Personalise your Website and Domain Name.

e-Mail Address Registration

Give yourself a fun e-mail address…or just the address of your choice.
Ever want to say that your address is johndoe@thebeach.com? – Well you could have it!

Database Development

Need a Data Base to Manage your company assets…maintenance schedule…insurance commissions…production runs…billing – the possibilities are endless. Let us simplify your life.

WHAT IS GOOD BUSINESS PRACTICE?

Obligations to our Customers

  • Giving excellent service to our customers
  • Understanding customers needs and treating them with dignity and respect
  • Treating all customers as equal irrespective of background, creed or race
  • Honouring our commitments and delivering on our promises

Obligations to our Suppliers

  • Building honest and solid relationships with our suppliers
  • Paying our suppliers according to their terms and conditions

Obligations to our Staff

  • Treating them with respect and dignity irrespective or background, creed or race
  • Refraining from arbitrary or unjustified discrimination against anyone
  • Paying a fair and just wage and abiding by the overtime rules and regulations
  • Providing a healthy and safe environment

Obligations to the way we conduct our business

  • Refraining from underhandedly soliciting business from ones competition or any other anticompetitive activities
  • Being open and transparent in one’s business dealings, disclosures and reporting
  • Pursuing business practices that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable
  • Being prudent in the use of our natural resources and being mindful of recyling

Statutory Requirements

  • Upholding all applicable laws, rules, standards and statutory obligations
  •  Being familiar with the Consumer Protection Act
  • Registering you employees for UIF. You can do all this on line.
  • Registering for PAYE and SDL
  • Abiding by the Labour Law of South Africa
  • Abiding by the Occupational Health and Safety Act

For more information on the Statutory requirements please refer to the links below:

WEBSITE TERMS & CONDITIONS

THESE TERMS AND CONDITION ARE BINDING AND ENFORCEABLE AGAINST ALL PERSONS (USERS) THAT ACCESS THE NETWORK CONNECT WEBSITES, ST FRANCIS CONNECT WEBSITE OR ANY PART THEREOF IN TERMS OF SECTION 11 OF THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS (ECT) ACT 25 OF 2002.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS YOU MUST LEAVE THE NETWORK CONNECT/ST FRANCIS CONNECT WEBSITES , AS FURTHER USE WILL AUTOMATICALLY BIND YOU TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
A COPY OF THE ECT ACT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM: http://www.polity.org.za/pdf/ElectronicCommunications.pdf
DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
a. References herein to the St Francis Connect website or content shall include any part thereof;
b. References herein to User(s) means any person who access the St Francis Connect website, notwithstanding the fact that such a person only visited the home page of the St Francis Connect website;
c. References herein to the singular includes the plural and vice versa; and
d. Notwithstanding the fact that hyperlinks in these terms and conditions to copyright notices and legislation should be deemed part of these terms and conditions in terms of section 11 of the ECT Act, the fact that some or all of the hyperlinks may be non-operational, shall not play a role in the validity and interpretation of these terms and conditions.
1. GENERAL
1.1 St Francis Connect provides (discussion of services and offerings)
1.2 St Francis Connect partners with Go2Solutions. Partners not affiliated to St Francis Connect have their own terms and conditions of use and Users are bound to those terms and conditions as far as content on the St Francis Connect website originates from such partners.
2. ALLOWED USE AND LICENSE
2.1. St Francis Connect allows the User to view, copy, download and print the content of the St Francis Connect website, provided that:
2.1.1 such content is used for personal, educational and/or non-commercial purposes only; and
2.1.2 any reproduction of content from the St Francis Connect website includes the following copyright notice:
2.2 Content from the St Francis Connect website shall not be used or exploited for any commercial and non-private purposes without the prior written consent of St Francis Connect.
2.3 Users may only access and use the St Francis Connect website for legal purposes.
2.4 Users may quote small and reasonable amounts of content available from the St Francis Connect website only if such quote is placed in inverted commas, the author is acknowledged and a hyperlink to the quoted content is provided as a footnote to such quote.
2.5 No person may frame the St Francis Connect website, in any manner, without the prior written consent of St Francis Connect.
3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND DOMAIN NAME USE
3.1 All intellectual property on the St Francis Connect website, including but not limited to content, design elements, software, databases, text, graphics, icons and hyperlinks are the property of or licensed to St Francis Connect and as such, are protected from infringement by domestic and international legislation and treaties. Subject to the rights listed in clause 2, all other rights to intellectual property on the St Francis Connect website are expressly reserved.
3.2 The content on the website including all registered and unregistered trade marks, logos and other graphics, constitutes the intellectual property of St Francis Connect and all data and information communicated to or from the website remains the sole property of St Francis Connect.
3.3 You may view, electronically copy and print portions of the website for your personal use and for purposes of making online reservations. Any other use, including reproduction other than as aforesaid, amendment/modification, or distribution, without our prior written consent, is strictly prohibited and constitutes an unlawful infringement of our intellectual property rights.
4. CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS
St Francis Connect expressly reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to do any of the following, at any time without prior notice:
4.1 change these terms and conditions;
4.2 change the content and/or services available from the St Francis Connect website;
4.3 discontinue any aspect of the St Francis Connect website or service(s) available from the St Francis Connect website; and/or
4.4 change the software and hardware required to access and use the St Francis Connect website.
5. PRIVACY
5.1 St Francis Connect shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of Users. For the purpose of this clause, “personal information” shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The PAIA may be downloaded from:http://www.polity.org.za/html/govdocs/legislation/2000/act2.pdf
5.2 St Francis Connect may electronically collect, store and use the following personal information of Users:
5.2.1 country of residence;
5.2.2 closest city;
5.2.3 non-personal browsing habits and click patterns;
5.2.4 e-mail address; and
5.2.5 IP address.
5.3 St Francis Connect collects, stores and uses the abovementioned information for the following purposes:
5.3.1 to compile non-personal statistical information about browsing habits, click-patterns and access to the St Francis Connect website.
5.4 Information detailed above is collected either electronically by using cookies or is provided voluntarily by the User. Users may determine cookie use independently through their browser settings.
5.5 The User may elect not to receive any communications from St Francis Connect and/or its partners / affiliates.
5.6 St Francis Connect may collect, maintain, save, compile, share, disclose and sell any information collected from users, subject to the following provisions:
5.6.1 St Francis Connect shall not disclose personal information from Users unless the User consents thereto;
5.6.2 St Francis Connect shall disclose information without the User’s consent only through due legal process; and
5.6.3 St Francis Connect may compile, use and share any information that does not relate to any specific individual.
5.7 St Francis Connect owns and retains all rights to non-personal statistical information collected and compiled by St Francis Connect.
6. HYPERLINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
St Francis Connect may provide hyperlinks to websites not controlled by St Francis Connect (target sites) and such links do not imply any endorsement, agreement on or support for the content of such target sites. St Francis Connect does not control the content on such target sites and shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for the access to, inability to access or content available on or through such target sites.
7. SECURITY
7.1 St Francis Connect shall take all reasonable steps to secure the content of the St Francis Connect website and the information provided by and collected from Users from unauthorised access and/or disclosure. However, St Francis Connect does not make any warranties or representations that content shall be 100% safe and secure.
7.2 St Francis Connect is under no legal duty to encrypt any content or communications from and to the St Francis Connect website and is also under no legal duty to provide digital authentication of any page on the St Francis Connect website.
7.3 Users may not deliver or attempt to deliver, whether on purpose or negligently, any damaging code, such as computer viruses, to the St Francis Connect website or the server and computer network that support the St Francis Connect website. Notwithstanding criminal prosecution, any person who delivers any damaging code to the St Francis Connect website, whether on purpose or negligently, shall, without any limitation, indemnify and hold St Francis Connect harmless against any and all liability, damages and losses St Francis Connect and its partners / affiliates may suffer as a result of such damaging code.
7.4 Any User who commits any of the offences detailed in sections 85 to 88 of the ECT Act shall, notwithstanding criminal prosecution, be liable for all resulting liability, loss or damages suffered and/or incurred by St Francis Connect and its partners / affiliates. The ECT Act may be downloaded from: http://www.polity.org.za/pdf/RegOfInterOfCommAct70.pdf
8. DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
8.1 Subject to the provisions of sections 43(5) and 43(6) of the ECT Act, if applicable, and as far as allowed by law, St Francis Connect (including its owners, employees, suppliers, network operators, partners, affiliates and agents) shall not be liable for any damage, loss or liability of any nature incurred by whomever and resulting from:
8.1.1 access to the St Francis Connect website;
8.1.2 access to websites linked to the St Francis Connect website;
8.1.3 inability to access the St Francis Connect website;
8.1.4 inability to access websites linked to the St Francis Connect website;
8.1.5 content available on the St Francis Connect website;
8.1.6 services available from the St Francis Connect website;
8.1.7 any other reason not directly related to St Francis Connect’s gross negligence.
8.2 The St Francis Connect website is supplied on an “as is” basis and has not been compiled to meet the User’s individual requirements. It is the responsibility of the User to satisfy himself or herself, prior to entering into this agreement with St Francis Connect, that the content and services available from and through the St Francis Connect website meet the User’s individual requirements and is compatible with the User’s computer hardware and/or software.
8.3 Information, ideas and opinions expressed on the St Francis Connect website should not be regarded as professional advice or the official opinion of St Francis Connect and Users are encouraged to consult professional advice before taking any course of action related to the information, ideas or opinions expressed on the St Francis Connect website.
8.4 This website is directed primarily at Users in the Republic of South Africa and therefore St Francis Connect shall not, as far as allowed by South African law, be liable for defamation, libel, slander, privacy infringement, personality infringement or copyright infringement, in whatsoever format, outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa.
8.5 St Francis Connect sources content from various third parties and does not control the content provided by such third parties. Therefore St Francis Connect shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever for defamation, privacy infringement, personality infringement or copyright infringement related to content on the St Francis Connect website not created by St Francis Connect or its employees.
8.6 St Francis Connect does not make any warranties or representation that content and services available from the St Francis Connect website will in all cases be true, correct or free from any errors. St Francis Connect shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality and accuracy of content available from the St Francis Connect website.
8.7 St Francis Connect does not make any warranties or representations that the St Francis Connect website will be available at all times. Users acknowledge that the St Francis Connect website may be unavailable due to updates or other causes beyond the reasonable control of St Francis Connect, including, but not limited to virus infection, power failure or other “acts of God”.
9. REMOVAL AND CORRECTION OF CONTENT
Users are encouraged to report untrue, inaccurate, defamatory, illegal, infringing and/or harmful content available from the St Francis Connect website to St Francis Connect and St Francis Connect undertakes to correct and/or remove such content or any part thereof if the person reporting such content provided reasonable grounds to prove the alleged nature of the content.
10. INTERCEPTION OF COMMUNICATIONS
13.1 Subject to the provisions of the Regulation of Interception of Communications (RIC) Act 70 of 2002, the User agrees to News24’s right to intercept, block, filter, read, delete, disclose and use all communications send or posted by the User to the News24 website or its staff and employees. The RIC Act may be downloaded from: http://www.polity.org.za/pdf/RegOfInterOfCommAct70.pdf
13.2 Subject to the provisions of the ECT Act, the User agrees and acknowledges that the consent provided by the User in clause 13.1 satisfies the “writing” requirement.
11. ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND SEVERABILITY
11.1 These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between St Francis Connect and the User and shall take precedent over any disclaimers and/or legal notices attached to the St Francis Connect website
11.2 Any failure by St Francis Connect to exercise or enforce any right or provision shall in no way constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
11.3 In the event that any term or condition detailed herein is found unenforceable or invalid for any reason, such term(s) or condition(s) shall be severable from the remaining terms and conditions. The remaining terms and conditions shall remain enforceable and applicable.
12. APPLICABLE AND GOVERNING LAW
The St Francis Connect website is hosted, controlled and operated from the Republic of South Africa and therefore the South African law enforced by the South African courts governs the use or inability to use the St Francis Connect website, its content, services and these terms and conditions.
13. LEGAL COSTS
St Francis Connect shall not be liable for costs incurred by Users to obtain professional advice relating to these terms and conditions.

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Join us in the fastest developing industry in the world. We need you to be computer literate and a strong social networker (Facebook) Your enthusiasm and drive together with your energy and personality will make a success of this venture. If you are looking for an opportunity to earn money socialising and loving what you are doing,then this is for you. Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity, contact us!

Address

Postal Address
P.O. Box 68, St Francis Bay, 6312

Physical Address
Beach Front, Jeffrey's Bay

Phone: 0827712110

Our Mission

...is to be the 1st source for local information - we want to be the local Radio Station of old - If you want to do something... or say something... or know something...Let us help you get the message out there!
We want to provide a service that proves to be valuable and tangible for the residents and business people of the Greater Jeffrey's Bay area.