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Cummins Appoints New Dealers in the Southern Africa Region

By: Cummins 18 October 2021 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

Regional distribution network in Southern Africa boosted from six to 12 as Cummins continues to expand its Dealer network model Consistent with its strategic vision of innovating for customers to power their success, Cummins is constantly looking for new ways to serve its customer base. Therefore, it has implemented the Dealer model in Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, with six new…

DSV Inaugurates the Largest Integrated Logistics Centre in Africa

[su_spacer size="30" class=""] Today, DSV inaugurates the new Gauteng HQ in South Africa, DSV Park Gauteng, which is Africa’s largest integrated logistics centre. With this centralised facility DSV will be able to provide more seamless service to customers which is an integral part of creating a strengthened and more efficient logistics network in South Africa. DSV has consolidated its Gauteng…

Tech For Good – A Call To Imagination

By: JumpCO 30 September 2021 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] In 2018, President Emanuel Macron of France brought together stakeholders in the tech space, including corporate groups, start-ups, and non-profits. They undertook specific commitments to train 1 million people in technology, reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Climate accord, and ensure that at least 30% of management positions are held by women by 2022.…

Roche Introduces a Mobile Application Solution iThemba Life to Empower Patients in South Africa.

30 September 2021 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

iThemba Life is a patient-centric disease management mobile health application solution that delivers confidential and timely diagnostic results directly to patients’ smartphones This mobile health application solution fosters patient education through awareness material, allows for quick access to patient results and supports in streamlining follow-up visits iThemba Life supports Roche’s Global Access Program and the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goal to expand…

How Power Purchase Agreements are Changing the Way We Think about Solar

By: SolarAfrica 29 September 2021 GREEN ECONOMY

[su_spacer size="30" class=""] ­With South African businesses feeling the worldwide pressure to reduce their carbon emissions and attain their sustainability goals, the demand for solar energy continues to soar especially with power purchase agreements (PPAs) being a hot topic of discussion. A solar PPA is a great alternative to owning a solar system. It is the best solution for businesses…

Gautrain Management Agency: Empowering Communities Through Mobility

By: Gautrain Management Agency 28 September 2021 ABC OF BEE

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] As part of its community empowerment programme, the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) took a proactive approach through education and training by implementing a Graduate Development Programme, in March 2018.  The programme is aimed at affording unemployed graduates who have completed at least a three-year tertiary qualification with an opportunity to acquire workplace experience. The intent therefore is:…

South African Plastics Pact Publishes an Initial List of Problematic and Unnecessary Plastics for Phasing out in 2021 and 2022

By: GreenCape 28 September 2021 GREEN ECONOMY

The South African Plastics Pact members have published a first list of problematic or unnecessary plastics, titled “Addressing problematic or unnecessary plastics” for phasing out in 2021 and 2022 The SA Plastics Pact is a collaborative pre-competitive initiative that brings together key stakeholders from the local plastics value chain, including businesses, the South African government, Producer Responsibility Organisations (PROs), NGOs…

Ford Wildlife Foundation Organisations Join Forces to Support Two Different Species

By: Ford Wildlife Foundation 27 September 2021 GREEN ECONOMY

[su_spacer size="20" class=""] Ford Wildlife Foundation actively supports the Cape Leopard Trust and the Endangered Wildlife Trust by providing both conservation projects with Ford Rangers The two organisations are working together to conserve the leopard and leopard toad in a unique initiative The Ford Ranger is an important tool for these wildlife organisations, empowering them and providing much-needed mobility for…

AI Bolsters Supply Chain in Uncertain Times

By: Blue Yonder 22 September 2021 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

­ Recent events such as unrest and the pandemic have highlighted how critical efficient supply chains are for business and communities. Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence are making them increasingly resilient By Alan Duncan, Senior Industry Strategy Director, Blue Yonder Prior to the pandemic, there was growing belief that volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) were increasing, with the…

Bridging the Gap between Incubation and Small Business/Entrepreneurship (Part 2)

By: Trans4mation Consulting 9 September 2021 ABC OF BEE

Business incubators contribute immensely to the small business community in South Africa, they are a pivotal tool for ensuring the continued existence of a SME. However there has been several shot comings for business incubation companies which affect the process. 1.  Skills and Entrepreneurial background Business incubators sometimes lack the necessary skills required to incubate a small business and sometimes…

Paper and Paper Packaging Companies Invited to Join Fibre Circle

By: Fibre Circle 9 September 2021 GREEN ECONOMY

The amended extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulations were gazetted on 5 May this year by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment under Section 18 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act The regulations requires producers and importers in the electrical, lighting, and paper and packaging sectors to take practical and financial responsibility for the end-of-life of a range of…

The Imperative of Bold and Conscious Leadership in the Workplace

By: NBI 8 September 2021 ABC OF BEE

It is fundamental that we address systemic racism and exclusion at a personal, organizational, and societal level At a personal level, it is crucial that we, as individuals, are honestly self-reflective to understand our power, privilege, and positionality as it relates to these systems. Our socialization and position in society mean that every decision we make is informed by a…