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Times of FISHWICKS e d i t i o n 4 : A p r i l 2 0 1 0 H ere it is, your fourth edition of The Times of Fishwicks, which contains news about Fishwicks and the lives of those who work for our great company. I would like to remind you that we are always on the lookout for content and we would be delighted to publish your news be it of a personal nature i.e. birth of a baby, achievements etc, work/department related or any other news you may wish to share. Please remember to send content to either Cheryl Tomlinson at [email protected] or to me at [email protected] On a personal note, thanks to all of you who voted for my photograph that I entered into a photographic competition run by Apple SA. With your help I won a spanking new Macbook!!! Hayley Steinberg Editor [email protected] Welcome to the first edition of The Times of Fishwicks for 2010. The year seems to be flying past and it is unbelievable that we are already in the second quarter of 2010. From a Fishwicks point of view 2010 started off on a positive note, we have continued to meet our budgeted sales figures and are looking forward to seeing an increase in production as we move closer to June with many of our clients gearing up for promotional and branding activities surrounding the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. Have you noticed how many cars there are on the road sporting South African flags or side mirror covers and that the wearing of soccer jerseys on a Friday is gaining momentum. With just two months to go until the official kick-off, and with the knowledge that South African's are not banking on a place in the finals for Bafana Bafana, it is nevertheless still good to see such patriotism and support for our team and this great country. While South Africa's economy has started to show signs of recovery the recession took a heavy toll on our economy with some 870 000 people losing their jobs in 2009, households suffering from falling incomes and high levels of debt. The domestic economy contracted by an estimated 1.8% in 2009 as a result of decline in consumption spending and weak investment growth. Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, speaking from parliament in Cape Town at the end of March stated: “What started as a financial crisis rapidly spread to the real economy and impacted on jobs, real gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 1.8% in 2009 but is expected to start growing to 2.3% this year and rising to 3.6% in 2011.” Patel also stated that South Africa's new growth path, the central ideas of which are to enhance the labour absorbing capacity of the economy, would focus on manufacturing, infrastructure development, rural development and agro-processing (transforming products originating from agriculture, forestry and fisheries) and the ‘green’ economy (refer to article below “Going Going Green”). This is surely good news for South Africa and South Africans in general as government steps up efforts to fight poverty and unemployment. I hope you enjoy reading the rest of the articles in The Times of Fishwicks and may I remind you that we cannot publish your news unless we know about it. So whether it is business related or personal news, send your stories to the Editor and share it with us. From u Nathan’s Desk keeping your world orange in this edition Giving Back to the Community Diversification - I ask you! “Going Going Green” In u 's message above he made mention of ‘green’ economy and it is felt that we need to identify exactly what is meant by this. The green economy is an emerging marketplace that seeks to optimise the synergy among three sets of values namely: environment, social and financial. This is most commonly referred to as the “triple bottom line.” By definition, the green economy is:- The fast growing new economic development model in contrast to the existing 'black' economic model based on fossil fuels such as coal, petroleum and natural gas. The green economy is based on a knowledge of our ecological economics that aims at addressing the interdependence of human economies and natural ecosystems and the adverse impact of human economic activities on climate change and global warming. The green economy includes green energy generation based on renewable energy to substitute for fossil fuels and energy conservation for efficient energy use. The green economy is considered to beable to create green jobs, ensure real, sustainable economic growth and prevent environmental pollution, global warming, resource depletion and environmental degradation. A brey Aubrey A brey

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Times of FISHWICKSe d i t i o n 4 : A p r i l 2 0 1 0

Here it is, your fourth

edition of The Times

of Fishwicks, which

contains news about

Fishwicks and the lives of

those who work for our

great company.

I would like to remind you

that we are always on the

lookout for content and we

would be delighted to

publish your news be it of a

personal nature i.e. birth of a

baby, achievements etc,

work/department related or

any other news you may

wish to share.

Please remember to send

content to either Cheryl

Tomlinson at

[email protected] or

to me at

[email protected]

On a personal note, thanks

to all of you who voted for

my photograph that I

entered into a photographic

competition run by Apple

SA. With your help I won a

spanking new Macbook!!!

Hayley Steinberg

Editor

[email protected]

Welcome to the first edition of The Times of Fishwicks for 2010. The year seems to be flyingpast and it is unbelievable that we are already in the second quarter of 2010.

From a Fishwicks point of view 2010 started off on a positive note, we have continued to meet ourbudgeted sales figures and are looking forward to seeing an increase in production as we movecloser to June with many of our clients gearing up for promotional and branding activitiessurrounding the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.

Have you noticed how many cars there are on the road sporting South African flags or side mirrorcovers and that the wearing of soccer jerseys on a Friday is gaining momentum. With just twomonths to go until the official kick-off, and with the knowledge that South African's are notbanking on a place in the finals for Bafana Bafana, it is nevertheless still good to see suchpatriotism and support for our team and this great country.

While South Africa's economy has started to show signs of recovery the recession took a heavytoll on our economy with some 870 000 people losing their jobs in 2009, households suffering fromfalling incomes and high levels of debt. The domestic economy contracted by an estimated 1.8%in 2009 as a result of decline in consumption spending and weak investment growth.

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, speaking from parliament in Cape Town at the endof March stated: “What started as a financial crisis rapidly spread to the real economy and impactedon jobs, real gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 1.8% in 2009 but is expected to start growing to2.3% this year and rising to 3.6% in 2011.” Patel also stated that South Africa's new growth path, thecentral ideas of which are to enhance the labour absorbing capacity of the economy, would focus onmanufacturing, infrastructure development, rural development and agro-processing (transformingproducts originating from agriculture, forestry and fisheries) and the ‘green’ economy (refer to articlebelow “Going Going Green”). This is surely good news for South Africa and South Africans ingeneral as government steps up efforts to fight poverty and unemployment.

I hope you enjoy reading the rest of the articles in The Times of Fishwicks and may I remind youthat we cannot publish your news unless we know about it. So whether it is business related orpersonal news, send your stories to the Editor and share it with us.

Babies AboundTo very proud parents and sister of Saiana, welcome Saskia weighingin at 3.26kgs a beautiful daughter born to Cheryl and Cedrick Reddy.

Edris and Feroza Samed are delighted with the birth of Alfaazweighing in at 2.8kgs.

Sandile Mayeki and Nadine are delighted with the birth of theirdaughter Asizenkosi who weighed in at 3kgs. Sandile, your smilecan't get any wider.

Roland and Joanne Killian who relocated down under, a son Jaydeewho weighed in at 3kgs.

The 2010 Comrades MarathonOn Sunday 30 May will see the running of the Comrades Marathon adownhill race this year. With this in mind, we would like to wish thefollowing Fishwickers well:-Babs Pillay from our Die Cutting department is running his first at thetender age of 61 - go Babs!Alex Powney our Financial Manager is also running his first.Aran Boodhai, Production Co-ordinator is running his eighth and;John McClelland who as he puts it, “will be completing my fifth”.

On the Swimming and Triathlon FrontA huge congratulations to Gail Babich who swam in her 20th Midmarmile earlier this year and subsequently received her double greenbadge. She then went ahead and came first in her age group in theKZN Triathlon Championships also held in February. Well done!

From u Nathan’s Desk

k e e p i n g y o u r w o r l d o r a n g ek e e p i n g y o u r w o r l d o r a n g e

Snippets

in thisedition

Giving Back to theCommunity

Diversification - I ask you!

Durban Head Office and Factory:-

1 January Chakauya Nyuke

8 January Samad Alli

8 January Shane Archary

5 February Colin Kanni

15 February Wahab Rahiman

18 February Warren Smith

27 February Gary Crossland

28 February Rajen Naidoo

6 March Lenny Pillay

10 March Tall Rajen Moodley

10 March Dianne Everett

13 March Ben Uys

18 March Daryl Scott

21 March Sandile Nkuku

27 March Sameshni

Ishripersadh

1 April Youshika Singh

10 April Wayne Labuschagne

12 April Martin Smit

14 April Tammy Peenz

17 April Melanie Muruven

26 April Cedrick Reddy

10 May Anneline Williams

11 May Peter Smithers

14 May Des Paterson

16 May Mandy Shange

14 June Rosanna Ebenezer

17 June Ismail Ahmed

23 June Herman Smith

24 June Max Nathan

Gauteng Sales Office

4 January Loren Botha

10 February Vishal Kishore

15 February Brenda Cronje

6 March Shonelle Deolall

11 May Laticia Hornsby

21 May Lucilia Lee

29 June Ronny Kassuto

We would like to extend a belated

happy birthday to those who

celebrated their birthdays in January,

February and March. Happy birthday

to all of you who celebarte in April,

May and June 2010!

b irthdays

ObituaryOur thoughts and prayers are withSuscilla Govender, her children andthe rest of the family on the death ofKersie on 5 February 2010. Kersieheld the position of BuildingSupervisor and had been withFishwicks since 2002.

Welcome to our Financial Manager, Alex Powney, who took over the

Fishwicks purse strings on 18 January 2010. Alex comes with a wealth of

financial experience and joins us following his stay with the New

Reclamation Group in Durban.

A big welcome back for Tammy Peenz on her re-appointment to the

Fishwicks Gauteng Sales office on 22 February 2010. We certainly missed

you Tammy.

Loren Botha also joined Fishwicks on a contract basis last year which was

turned into full time employment earlier this year. Welcome Loren we hope

you have many happy years with Fishwicks.

People on the move

“Going Going Green”In u 's message above he made mention of‘green’ economy and it is felt that we need toidentify exactly what is meant by this.

The green economy is an emerging marketplacethat seeks to optimise the synergy among threesets of values namely: environment, social andfinancial. This is most commonly referred to asthe “triple bottom line.”

By definition, the green economy is:-

� The fast growing new economicdevelopment model in contrast to theexisting 'black' economic model based onfossil fuels such as coal, petroleum andnatural gas.

� The green economy is based on aknowledge of our ecological economicsthat aims at addressing theinterdependence of human economies andnatural ecosystems and the adverse impactof human economic activities on climatechange and global warming.

� The green economy includes green energygeneration based on renewable energy tosubstitute for fossil fuels and energyconservation for efficient energy use. Thegreen economy is considered to beable tocreate green jobs, ensure real, sustainableeconomic growth and prevent environmentalpollution, global warming, resourcedepletion and environmental degradation.

Fishwicks Newsletter 4 4/19/10 10:41 AM Page 1

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k e e p i n g y o u r w o r l d o r a n g e

Did you know that we have a wonderfulteam of Fishwicks 'Metropians'? They arethe Johannesburg team who handle theMetro account and very successfully wemight add so from here on out we will referto the team as Metropians.

The Metro account returned to the Fishwicksfolds in December last year and in speaking toShonelle Deolall, who assits Diane Mitchleyto manage the team of Metropians, we askedher how she feels about the account and teamin general and this is what she said.

“The Metro account is not without itschallenges and as I hit the ground runningwith no time to get acquainted, I must takethis opportunity of thanking both HayleySteinberg and Diane Mitchley who arealways there to guide and support me. Thenthe team themselves are a truly WOW DTPteam and so awesome plus they are apleasure to work with. Our Metropian mottois 'we will deliver' it's that simple.”

The team consists of Anton Katz, GloriaMashaba, Willem Lubbe, WayneLabuscagne and Tyron Morgan who alljoined Fishwicks in February this year andShonelle Deolall and Chaka Nyuke whojoined us in March.

WonderfulFishwicks

'Metropians'

Employee Profile

DES PATTERSON

1981

The year is 1981, the year in which the SA Rugby Union toured NewZealand (still known today as the Springbok Tour) which foundcontroversy and opposition to the tour throughout New Zealand due tothe then apartheid regime. But the tour went ahead following thesigning of the Gleneagles Agreement and the then New ZealandPrime Minister Robert Muldoons public stance on 'no politics in sport'.

It was the year that the Spaceshuttle took its first flight, the wordInternet was first used and MS-DOS was released by Microsoft. TheWinner Takes it All by Abba, Morning Train by Sheena Easton, BetteDavis Eyes by Kim Carnes and 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton were top of thecharts. And yes you guessed it, Des Patterson joined Fishwicks.

We asked Des some questions and this is what he told us:-

Q: In what year did you start at FishwicksA: 1981

Q: Have you always been on the sales side of Fishwicks?A: No, I spent the first six months in production before moving intosales.

Q: Where was Fishwicks based when you joined?A: Melbourne Road, Dalton, Durban

Q: What department are you currently in and for how long?A: Litho Department for 28 years.

Q: How old were you when you joined?A: 29

Q: What are your fondest memories of Fishwicks?A: Seeing the growth and of course Max Nathan

Q: Are you married and if so to whom?A: Not married but I got engaged last year in May.

Q: Do you have any children and if so, their names?A: Michelle 34, Lisa 25 and Donavan 21

Q: What sport if any do you follow?A: Rugby and Comrades

Q: Which teams do you support?A: Sharks and Blue Bulls

Q: What is your favorite food?A: Chicken dishes

Des, we wish you and your family all the very best for 2010 and lookforward to hearing news on wedding bells soon.

To be recognised as being a good corporate citizen in South Africa,companies are required to ensure that they partake in Corporate SocialInvestment (CSI) programmes.

Fishwicks has for a number of years been printing the Annual Report ofCommunity Chest as part of our CSI programme. In days gone by acompany would normally hand over a cheque and that was that, buttimes have changed and there are a whole host of ways of running a CSIprogramme more effectively. In our case, we use what we have at ourdisposal namely printing capabilities and the technical expertise to printon behalf of the Community Chest.

You may be wondering who the Community Chest are and what do theydo?

The Community Chest of South Africa is a national body focused onrestoring hope and enhancing communities within South Africa. It aimsto provide care wherever possible by touching the lives of the aged, theinfirm and the terminally ill, the physically and mentally challenged andthe many children in our community who are neglected, abandoned,abused and those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Support is alsogiven to alcohol and drug dependency rehabilitation projects, family andmarriage counselling as well as the Hospice Association.

At a recent breakfast function hosted by Community Chest to thank all thecorporate sponsors, John McClelland and Cheryl Tomlinson representedFishwicks Printers and can both be see at the function which was held atthe Durban Country Club on Wednesday 3rd March 2010.

Giving Back to the Community

D i v e r s i f i c a t i o n - I a s k y o u !

Backrow: Chaka, Tyrone, Willem, AntonFrontrow: Wayne Gloria, Diane and Shonelle

What exactly is the definition of diversification? Well it can mean:-a. To give variety to; diversify a menub. To extend (business activities) into disparate (different)

fields or;c. To distribute (investments) among different companies or

securities in order to limit losses in the event of a fall in aparticular market of industry.

Well in our case, Bryan Nathan and Samad Alli elected to gowith (b) and extended our normal 'print without limits' into adifferent field by producing a recliner!

No, I hear you say, we are print manufacturers not furnituremanufacturers! Ah well we were until Bryan walked in toSamad's office, who just happened to have designed a chair andBryan loved the concept so much he immediately made plansto present to the South African Breweries (SAB) who hadalready decided to launch a campaign for the Black Label brandof beer entitled 'Man's Day Carling'. Yep, the men just couldn'tstand the fact that women have their day on 9 August.

No seriously the nation is gearing up for Man's Day onSaturday, 24 April 2010. This is a day when men can just bemen and celebrate everything that is great about being a realSouth African man. As part of the celebrations, 'Man's Day

At the Community Chest function to honour their top donerswere John McClelland (left) and Cheryl Tomlinson (right)

Carling' are offering prizes which include, wait for it, comfyLa-Z-Boys (the real thing) and hence the need for point of salemanufactured by Fishwicks new furniture division.

Well done Bryan and Samad on the order of 613 units and we hope all the Fishwicks men enjoy their 'Man's Day' either putting something on the braai, fishing, watching sports, hitting a small white ball around and may we say, having a cold one.

Paper Cooler Boxes are Hot! What can be said about the salesmanship, design capabilities,purchasing and the production teams at Fishwicks. WOWwould be the best description. These guys and girls areabsolutely wonderful and especially when they come up withfantastic ideas such as a waterproof table cooler box designedand manufactured for SABS as a promotional table talker forthe Castle Lite brand.

Bryan and Vishal with the assistance of Edris, designed, soldand sourced material and the production team manufactured8 490 units. The material utilised on this job is called'coldpack'. Despite Castle Lite pay-off line on the cooler boxbeing 'step into the extra cold zone' we think that SABS as acustomer stepped right into the hot zone that Fishwicks offers.You go team!!

k e e p i n g y o u r w o r l d o r a n g e

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k e e p i n g y o u r w o r l d o r a n g e

Did you know that we have a wonderfulteam of Fishwicks 'Metropians'? They arethe Johannesburg team who handle theMetro account and very successfully wemight add so from here on out we will referto the team as Metropians.

The Metro account returned to the Fishwicksfolds in December last year and in speaking toShonelle Deolall, who assits Diane Mitchleyto manage the team of Metropians, we askedher how she feels about the account and teamin general and this is what she said.

“The Metro account is not without itschallenges and as I hit the ground runningwith no time to get acquainted, I must takethis opportunity of thanking both HayleySteinberg and Diane Mitchley who arealways there to guide and support me. Thenthe team themselves are a truly WOW DTPteam and so awesome plus they are apleasure to work with. Our Metropian mottois 'we will deliver' it's that simple.”

The team consists of Anton Katz, GloriaMashaba, Willem Lubbe, WayneLabuscagne and Tyron Morgan who alljoined Fishwicks in February this year andShonelle Deolall and Chaka Nyuke whojoined us in March.

WonderfulFishwicks

'Metropians'

Employee Profile

DES PATTERSON

1981

The year is 1981, the year in which the SA Rugby Union toured NewZealand (still known today as the Springbok Tour) which foundcontroversy and opposition to the tour throughout New Zealand due tothe then apartheid regime. But the tour went ahead following thesigning of the Gleneagles Agreement and the then New ZealandPrime Minister Robert Muldoons public stance on 'no politics in sport'.

It was the year that the Spaceshuttle took its first flight, the wordInternet was first used and MS-DOS was released by Microsoft. TheWinner Takes it All by Abba, Morning Train by Sheena Easton, BetteDavis Eyes by Kim Carnes and 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton were top of thecharts. And yes you guessed it, Des Patterson joined Fishwicks.

We asked Des some questions and this is what he told us:-

Q: In what year did you start at FishwicksA: 1981

Q: Have you always been on the sales side of Fishwicks?A: No, I spent the first six months in production before moving intosales.

Q: Where was Fishwicks based when you joined?A: Melbourne Road, Dalton, Durban

Q: What department are you currently in and for how long?A: Litho Department for 28 years.

Q: How old were you when you joined?A: 29

Q: What are your fondest memories of Fishwicks?A: Seeing the growth and of course Max Nathan

Q: Are you married and if so to whom?A: Not married but I got engaged last year in May.

Q: Do you have any children and if so, their names?A: Michelle 34, Lisa 25 and Donavan 21

Q: What sport if any do you follow?A: Rugby and Comrades

Q: Which teams do you support?A: Sharks and Blue Bulls

Q: What is your favorite food?A: Chicken dishes

Des, we wish you and your family all the very best for 2010 and lookforward to hearing news on wedding bells soon.

To be recognised as being a good corporate citizen in South Africa,companies are required to ensure that they partake in Corporate SocialInvestment (CSI) programmes.

Fishwicks has for a number of years been printing the Annual Report ofCommunity Chest as part of our CSI programme. In days gone by acompany would normally hand over a cheque and that was that, buttimes have changed and there are a whole host of ways of running a CSIprogramme more effectively. In our case, we use what we have at ourdisposal namely printing capabilities and the technical expertise to printon behalf of the Community Chest.

You may be wondering who the Community Chest are and what do theydo?

The Community Chest of South Africa is a national body focused onrestoring hope and enhancing communities within South Africa. It aimsto provide care wherever possible by touching the lives of the aged, theinfirm and the terminally ill, the physically and mentally challenged andthe many children in our community who are neglected, abandoned,abused and those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Support is alsogiven to alcohol and drug dependency rehabilitation projects, family andmarriage counselling as well as the Hospice Association.

At a recent breakfast function hosted by Community Chest to thank all thecorporate sponsors, John McClelland and Cheryl Tomlinson representedFishwicks Printers and can both be see at the function which was held atthe Durban Country Club on Wednesday 3rd March 2010.

Giving Back to the Community

D i v e r s i f i c a t i o n - I a s k y o u !

Backrow: Chaka, Tyrone, Willem, AntonFrontrow: Wayne Gloria, Diane and Shonelle

What exactly is the definition of diversification? Well it can mean:-a. To give variety to; diversify a menub. To extend (business activities) into disparate (different)

fields or;c. To distribute (investments) among different companies or

securities in order to limit losses in the event of a fall in aparticular market of industry.

Well in our case, Bryan Nathan and Samad Alli elected to gowith (b) and extended our normal 'print without limits' into adifferent field by producing a recliner!

No, I hear you say, we are print manufacturers not furnituremanufacturers! Ah well we were until Bryan walked in toSamad's office, who just happened to have designed a chair andBryan loved the concept so much he immediately made plansto present to the South African Breweries (SAB) who hadalready decided to launch a campaign for the Black Label brandof beer entitled 'Man's Day Carling'. Yep, the men just couldn'tstand the fact that women have their day on 9 August.

No seriously the nation is gearing up for Man's Day onSaturday, 24 April 2010. This is a day when men can just bemen and celebrate everything that is great about being a realSouth African man. As part of the celebrations, 'Man's Day

At the Community Chest function to honour their top donerswere John McClelland (left) and Cheryl Tomlinson (right)

Carling' are offering prizes which include, wait for it, comfyLa-Z-Boys (the real thing) and hence the need for point of salemanufactured by Fishwicks new furniture division.

Well done Bryan and Samad on the order of 613 units and we hope all the Fishwicks men enjoy their 'Man's Day' either putting something on the braai, fishing, watching sports, hitting a small white ball around and may we say, having a cold one.

Paper Cooler Boxes are Hot! What can be said about the salesmanship, design capabilities,purchasing and the production teams at Fishwicks. WOWwould be the best description. These guys and girls areabsolutely wonderful and especially when they come up withfantastic ideas such as a waterproof table cooler box designedand manufactured for SABS as a promotional table talker forthe Castle Lite brand.

Bryan and Vishal with the assistance of Edris, designed, soldand sourced material and the production team manufactured8 490 units. The material utilised on this job is called'coldpack'. Despite Castle Lite pay-off line on the cooler boxbeing 'step into the extra cold zone' we think that SABS as acustomer stepped right into the hot zone that Fishwicks offers.You go team!!

k e e p i n g y o u r w o r l d o r a n g e

Fishwicks Newsletter 4 4/19/10 10:41 AM Page 3

,

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Times of FISHWICKSe d i t i o n 4 : A p r i l 2 0 1 0

Here it is, your fourth

edition of The Times

of Fishwicks, which

contains news about

Fishwicks and the lives of

those who work for our

great company.

I would like to remind you

that we are always on the

lookout for content and we

would be delighted to

publish your news be it of a

personal nature i.e. birth of a

baby, achievements etc,

work/department related or

any other news you may

wish to share.

Please remember to send

content to either Cheryl

Tomlinson at

[email protected] or

to me at

[email protected]

On a personal note, thanks

to all of you who voted for

my photograph that I

entered into a photographic

competition run by Apple

SA. With your help I won a

spanking new Macbook!!!

Hayley Steinberg

Editor

[email protected]

Welcome to the first edition of The Times of Fishwicks for 2010. The year seems to be flyingpast and it is unbelievable that we are already in the second quarter of 2010.

From a Fishwicks point of view 2010 started off on a positive note, we have continued to meet ourbudgeted sales figures and are looking forward to seeing an increase in production as we movecloser to June with many of our clients gearing up for promotional and branding activitiessurrounding the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.

Have you noticed how many cars there are on the road sporting South African flags or side mirrorcovers and that the wearing of soccer jerseys on a Friday is gaining momentum. With just twomonths to go until the official kick-off, and with the knowledge that South African's are notbanking on a place in the finals for Bafana Bafana, it is nevertheless still good to see suchpatriotism and support for our team and this great country.

While South Africa's economy has started to show signs of recovery the recession took a heavytoll on our economy with some 870 000 people losing their jobs in 2009, households suffering fromfalling incomes and high levels of debt. The domestic economy contracted by an estimated 1.8%in 2009 as a result of decline in consumption spending and weak investment growth.

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, speaking from parliament in Cape Town at the endof March stated: “What started as a financial crisis rapidly spread to the real economy and impactedon jobs, real gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 1.8% in 2009 but is expected to start growing to2.3% this year and rising to 3.6% in 2011.” Patel also stated that South Africa's new growth path, thecentral ideas of which are to enhance the labour absorbing capacity of the economy, would focus onmanufacturing, infrastructure development, rural development and agro-processing (transformingproducts originating from agriculture, forestry and fisheries) and the ‘green’ economy (refer to articlebelow “Going Going Green”). This is surely good news for South Africa and South Africans ingeneral as government steps up efforts to fight poverty and unemployment.

I hope you enjoy reading the rest of the articles in The Times of Fishwicks and may I remind youthat we cannot publish your news unless we know about it. So whether it is business related orpersonal news, send your stories to the Editor and share it with us.

Julian

Babies AboundTo very proud parents and sister of Saiana, welcome Saskia weighingin at 3.26kgs a beautiful daughter born to Cheryl and Cedrick Reddy.

Edris and Feroza Samed are delighted with the birth of Alfaazweighing in at 2.8kgs.

Sandile Mayeki and Nadine are delighted with the birth of theirdaughter Asizenkosi who weighed in at 3kgs. Sandile, your smilecan't get any wider.

Roland and Joanne Killian who relocated down under, a son Jaydeewho weighed in at 3kgs.

The 2010 Comrades MarathonOn Sunday 30 May will see the running of the Comrades Marathon adownhill race this year. With this in mind, we would like to wish thefollowing Fishwickers well:-Babs Pillay from our Die Cutting department is running his first at thetender age of 61 - go Babs!Alex Powney our Financial Manager is also running his first.Aran Boodhai, Production Co-ordinator is running his eighth and;John McClelland who as he puts it, “will be completing my fifth”.

On the Swimming and Triathlon FrontA huge congratulations to Gail Babich who swam in her 20th Midmarmile earlier this year and subsequently received her double greenbadge. She then went ahead and came first in her age group in theKZN Triathlon Championships also held in February. Well done!

From Julian Nathan’s Desk

k e e p i n g y o u r w o r l d o r a n g ek e e p i n g y o u r w o r l d o r a n g e

Snippets

in thisedition

Giving Back to theCommunity

Diversification - I ask you!

Durban Head Office and Factory:-

1 January Chakauya Nyuke

8 January Samad Alli

8 January Shane Archary

5 February Colin Kanni

15 February Wahab Rahiman

18 February Warren Smith

27 February Gary Crossland

28 February Rajen Naidoo

6 March Lenny Pillay

10 March Tall Rajen Moodley

10 March Dianne Everett

13 March Ben Uys

18 March Daryl Scott

21 March Sandile Nkuku

27 March Sameshni

Ishripersadh

1 April Youshika Singh

10 April Wayne Labuschagne

12 April Martin Smit

14 April Tammy Peenz

17 April Melanie Muruven

26 April Cedrick Reddy

10 May Anneline Williams

11 May Peter Smithers

14 May Des Paterson

16 May Mandy Shange

14 June Rosanna Ebenezer

17 June Ismail Ahmed

23 June Herman Smith

24 June Max Nathan

Gauteng Sales Office

4 January Loren Botha

10 February Vishal Kishore

15 February Brenda Cronje

6 March Shonelle Deolall

11 May Laticia Hornsby

21 May Lucilia Lee

29 June Ronny Kassuto

We would like to extend a belated

happy birthday to those who

celebrated their birthdays in January,

February and March. Happy birthday

to all of you who celebarte in April,

May and June 2010!

b irthdays

ObituaryOur thoughts and prayers are withSuscilla Govender, her children andthe rest of the family on the death ofKersie on 5 February 2010. Kersieheld the position of BuildingSupervisor and had been withFishwicks since 2002.

Welcome to our Financial Manager, Alex Powney, who took over the

Fishwicks purse strings on 18 January 2010. Alex comes with a wealth of

financial experience and joins us following his stay with the New

Reclamation Group in Durban.

A big welcome back for Tammy Peenz on her re-appointment to the

Fishwicks Gauteng Sales office on 22 February 2010. We certainly missed

you Tammy.

Loren Botha also joined Fishwicks on a contract basis last year which was

turned into full time employment earlier this year. Welcome Loren we hope

you have many happy years with Fishwicks.

People on the move

“Going Going Green”In Julian's message above he made mention of‘green’ economy and it is felt that we need toidentify exactly what is meant by this.

The green economy is an emerging marketplacethat seeks to optimise the synergy among threesets of values namely: environment, social andfinancial. This is most commonly referred to asthe “triple bottom line.”

By definition, the green economy is:-

� The fast growing new economicdevelopment model in contrast to theexisting 'black' economic model based onfossil fuels such as coal, petroleum andnatural gas.

� The green economy is based on aknowledge of our ecological economicsthat aims at addressing theinterdependence of human economies andnatural ecosystems and the adverse impactof human economic activities on climatechange and global warming.

� The green economy includes green energygeneration based on renewable energy tosubstitute for fossil fuels and energyconservation for efficient energy use. Thegreen economy is considered to beable tocreate green jobs, ensure real, sustainableeconomic growth and prevent environmentalpollution, global warming, resourcedepletion and environmental degradation.

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