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Human Machine Interfaces in Building Management Systems

  By Micropower ModulekBuilding Management Systems are best recognised by the software on a server that allows the Facilities Manager to access information about the climate control, lighting control, access control and intrusion detection systems. These evolved from clunky, cumbersome systems on mini-computers to the sleek, colorful and intuitive software that we see on desktop and portable computers today. The…

Risk & Opportunities in Facilities Management

  By Zamani Shongwe, Director, Inhlanzeko Project Management Services As a profession, facilities management is relatively new in South Africa, and as a result it is not yet recognised in the industry as a solution to cut costs and plan budgets. Most clients respond to a crisis instead of having planned programmes, and because of this, they end up paying…

How to Stand Out in a Crowded Facilities Management Industry

  By Michael Franze, Managing Director, Citiq Prepaid The facilities management industry generates a considerable amount of money each year and continues to deliver solid growth. A Servest survey last year showed integrated facilities management growing a healthy 26% year-on-year, with an expected 37% increase over the following 12 months. Given the growth prospects, it’s no wonder that there’s healthy…

National Health Insurance – How Could That Affect You as a Medical Scheme Member?

By: Genesis 8 October 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

What is the NHI Bill? On 8 August 2019, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize introduced the National Health Insurance Bill (“NHI Bill”) in the National Assembly. Under the Bill, a three-phased approach would be adopted. The first phase was from 2012 to 2017. The Bill of 2019 has two phases – the first from 2017 to 2022 and the second from…

IBA Group Hosts RPA Discussion in Boston

From September 23 to September 25, IBA Group participated in Technology Excellence Week 2019 that took place in Boston, Massachusetts. The event focused on business transformation in the digital, tech-enabled age. In the course of three days, TEX Week 2019 featured a wide array of case study presentations, interactive workshops, and deep-dive discussion groups. The topics covered at the event included the…

Save Money on Bond Costs and Ace Your Home Loan Application

By: Leadhome 7 October 2019 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

While buying a new home is exciting, it can also be overwhelming – especially when it comes to that all-important home loan application A little preparation and having a professional on your side to help navigate the finer details of the process can go a long way in saving you time while getting the best deal possible says Marcél du…

Steyn City to host the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg MTB Ride, Kids Ride

By: Steyn City 4 October 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

Steyn City has been announced as the host of this year’s Discovery 947 Ride Joburg MTB Ride and the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg Kids Ride, taking place on Saturday, 9 November and Sunday, 10 November The prestigious lifestyle resort will stage both events, offering existing and newly-built trails for participants to explore and tame on their bikes. There will also…

3 Supplements That Really Work for Weight Loss

The cooler months are always a tempting time to skip the gym in favour of hunkering down on the couch, preferably with a giant mug of hot chocolate Thing is, summer is just around the corner, the beach is beckoning and chances are you’re wanting to tone up in time to wear shorts. If melting a few extra kilos fast…

Authentic Mentoring in Business

Mentoring has become a staple business tool for recognising and nurturing young talent It provides internal career paths, inspires and motivates staff, and ensures succession and retention. Mentoring is often seen as a shortcut to business success, both for the mentee and the company. What is mentoring? The premise of mentoring is simple. An experienced person (the mentor) within the…

A Flexible Medical Aid Product That Delivers

By: Fedhealth 2 October 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

Since 1936, Fedhealth has been synonymous with quality medical aid that’s also affordable Fast forward to 2019, and we have added flexibility, choice and control to the equation. Although we offer options to suit every lifestyle and pocket, from the myFED option for lower-income, previously uncovered employees, to our comprehensive maxiFED range that leaves nothing to chance for more mature…

You’re Not Resilient If You Don’t Have WAR

By: Continuity SA 2 October 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, smart organisations are focusing on building resilience into their corporate DNA. Resilience implies the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and to recover quickly when a disaster strikes—even one that is unexpected and unplanned-for. An effective resilience programme will cover people, processes and technology—but the necessity for a work-area recovery…

Best Hair Loss Remedies

By: Genesis 1 October 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Losing your hair? Don’t panic. There’s a lot you can do to restore your crowning glory. Hair loss can be caused by a number of factors, including hormonal changes, medical conditions, trauma / extreme stress, or the use of certain medications. For many of us, hair loss is also hereditary. If you’re losing your hair for no apparent reason, or…