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South Africa’s watchdog when it comes to the quality of plastic pipes that are locally produced and enters the market, the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) hosted its 2018 Annual General Meeting in Midrand on the 25th of October 2018. SAPPMA counts pipe manufacturers (large, medium and small),…
The 9th Annual South African Annual Concierge Conference 2018 kicked off in September during tourism month in Durban ending on a high note with the Johannesburg/Pretoria conference on 17 October at the Sandton Sun Hotel. Aptly themed: “How to improve guest experiences on a continuous basis” – delegates at the Johannesburg/Pretoria Conference were…
Thursday, 25 October 2018 15:17

Engaged Entrepreneurs in Jozi

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The Johannesburg leg and last workshop of the ninth annual ENGEN Pitch & Polish programme was held on Saturday, 13 October, and was attended by very engaged and enthusiastic group of entrepreneurs. Since inception, this national entrepreneurial workshop and competition – hosted in partnership with Engen Petroleum Ltd, Nedbank, Raizcorp…
Danone Southern Africa has become the latest producer of High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) to join the Polystyrene Association of South Africa, a non-profit Product Recovery Organisation (PRO) representing the entire value chain of polystyrene packaging manufacturers, collectors and recyclers. Pressure on producers to join a PRO According to the Adri…
The Government of South Africa made submissions to the US Government requesting a country exemption from Section 232 duties PRETORIA, South Africa, October 24, 2018/ -- The US Department of Commerce has granted product exemptions for imports of 161aluminium and 36 steel products from the Section 232 duties that the…
A new, highly-efficient mobile blockchain developed in Africa is set to acquire large-scale consumer adoption by 2021 Monday, 23 October 2018: DéMars (DMC), a mobile money platform and new blockchain protocol for the young emerging market is lite, fast, scalable, private, secure and virtually free. It’s also the first of…
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 12:13

Awards for Award programs launched

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South Africa's first ever initiative to give accolades to the Awards industry has been launched and it will culminate in a gala event on 25 February 2019 where organisers will receive commendations for staging premier award programs in the country.  Awards will be handed out in more than 40 different…
Monday, 22 October 2018 12:42

SA FLORIST APPOINTS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Melissa Cumming has been announced as the new Managing Director of SA Florist. Founded in 2014 and backed by four Dragons from Dragons Den South Africa, SA Florist is a trusted South African online marketplace for customers and corporate clients alike. “I’m thrilled to be a part of SA Florist.…
Thursday, 18 October 2018 16:20

Global Insurers Pulling Out of Coal Mining

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With rising concerns about global warming and a push toward ethical underwriting, mining companies operating in today’s landscape are facing a unique set of insurance challenges Late last year, insurance giant Zurich announced that it would stop offering insurance to mining and power generation companies receiving over 50% of their…
Justin Cohen hosts empowering incubator session On Thursday Offlimit Communications (OLC) hosted the second of a series of informative sessions, titled Live In The Next. Hosted in the Johannesburg headquarters of the agency, the by- invite- only event is an intimate session attended by industry authorities and influencers from in…
The committee received approximately 36 submissions from industry players in the energy sector JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 17, 2018/ -- This week, the Portfolio Committee on Energy conducted public hearings over two days on the Draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2018) for electricity.The committee received approximately 36 submissions from industry…
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:10

From Disposable Coffee Cup to Seed Ball

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The Problem Approximately 500 billion coffee cups are produced annually around the world, Each cup takes about 50 years to break down and decompose, The paper used for the cups comes from the 4 billion trees which are felled annually for the paper industry, Disposable paper cups are lined with…

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