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By *Gusti Coetzer (Signium Africa) and **J Michael Judin (Judin Combrinck Inc) Advisory boards seem an obvious way forward for companies run by executives with limited global leadership exposure. One of the biggest advantages of advisory boards in South Africa is the facilitation of input and advice from wise old…
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:06

Considering a home revamp? Stay safe

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With the holiday season around the corner, many people have already started working through their revamp or repairs list before businesses shut down over December. “Many residents are bringing in cleaning services and contractors to complete repairs before the holiday season hits. Opening your house to contractors can definitely expose…
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 10:04

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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…
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…
Risk management is perceived by most people as simply buying insurance. As a result, many companies take out insurance assuming they will be protected from the risks that they face, which is a rapidly eroding model that doesn’t take stock of risks that are in fact only partially or completely…
Aon has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2019 for excellence in people practices for the second consecutive year. Organisations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive ‘people-first’ HR practices. This global Certification Programme has…
As part of its new skills pool strategy, Printing SA is providing member companies with talented individuals who are eager to take up career opportunities in the signage, printing and packaging industry. According to Steve Thobela, CEO of Printing SA, the official mouthpiece of South Africa’s print and packaging industry, the…
Monday, 08 October 2018 08:19

Skilled Entrepreneurs Shine in eMalahleni

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After a five-year hiatus, the ninth annual ENGEN Pitch & Polish programme returned to eMalahleni on Saturday, 29 September 2018. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the entrepreneurs who attended are serious about business, education and betterment. This year saw more and more attendees travelling from different cities for a…

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