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The Polystyrene Association of SA recently invited officials representing the City of Cape Town, Drakenstein Municipality, JG Afrika and GreenCape on a factory tour to experience first-hand how post-consumer polystyrene collected from local metros, is recycled into lightweight concrete bricks and screed. According to Adri Spangenberg, CEO of the Polystyrene…
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 11:49

ARABELLA HOME SALES TOP R100 MILLION IN 2018

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2018 has been a volatile year on many fronts, however the property market at Arabella Country Estate in Kleinmond, Western Cape, is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. Since the beginning of 2018, home sales in the estate have reached over R100 million. “Demand for properties within…
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 10:22

Diversity, and the currency of ideas

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How can we measure the actual business value created in organisations by diversity amongst our workforces? Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa Managing Director Barry Elliott discusses. A recent article regarding women in engineering and other STEM-related industries caused a significant furore around whether South Africa should be investing so heavily in…
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 10:04

QUALITY RELATIONSHIPS:

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The relationship between the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) and certification bodies such as the South African Technical Auditing Service (SATAS) and the Productivity Engineering Services and Consultants (PESC) continues to grow from strength to strength as these associations are increasingly supportive of each other’s efforts to ensure…
The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has announced the appointment of Ian Venter, who will be replacing Willem Liebenberg as the body’s Technical Manager with effect from 1 November 2018. Ian is well known and highly regarded in the industry as an HDPE Product Specialist in polyethylene pressure…
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 20:44

Bike Fest comes to Cape Town!

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A cycling festival that really is EVERYTHING CYCLING! For the first time ever, a new concept in cycling takes place in the form of a Bicycle Festival will be leaving it’s track marks on South African soil! Bike Fest SA [#BikeFestZA] will take place the weekend of 9-11 November 2018…
On 22 August 2018, the Dudfield operation of leading construction materials company, AfriSam, celebrated with local SMMEs their graduation from the first intake of Dudfield’s Enterprise and Supplier Development programme.   The Dudfield Enterprise and Supplier Development training programme commenced in January 2018 with the aim of identifying Small and Medium…
AfriSam, a construction materials company recently hosted an “access to markets” training session, in an effort to make a meaningful contribution to the upliftment of communities within which the company operates.The training took place at AfriSam’s Business Development Centre that runs an Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme aimed at identifying…
South Africa offers Permanent Residence to foreigners who have family, have invested and worked in South Africa, have a clear criminal record and can contribute to the economy of the country. According to Leon Isaacson, MD of Global Migration Group, permanent residence offers long term stability to foreigners who wish…
AfriSam, a construction materials company, sponsored a group of entrepreneurs with disabilities to attend the SABC Disability Summit with the aim of assisting them to access business opportunities. The event which took place recently was held at the SABC studios in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. AfriSam assisted five SMMEs who have…
The South African skincare and baby care market is today welcoming the entrance of a new product range under the name ZURU which will service all skin types exposed to the beautiful African sun and different weather conditions. The products which are manufactured by the fast growing black owned and…
By optimising existing components and integrating new modules into its TS 5 conveyor system for heavy loads, Bosch Rexroth has enhanced its already impressive flexibility to meet the requirements of an even broader range of industry sectors. Distributed in South Africa by Tectra Automation, a member of the Hytec Group,…

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