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Important B-BEE Affidavit Criteria

26 March 2021 ABC OF BEE

­ How important is the accuracy of your EME supplier on record? It has become more important than ever to ensure the accuracy of EME recordings under the Procurement element. This is due to various reasons which QSE and Generic entities are not aware of, but can have a massive impact on the outcome of your BEE Scorecard. This only…

Scramble for Covid-19 Vaccine Exposes Pitfalls of Africa’s Pittance Investment in Research and Development

By: Bigen 24 March 2021 ABC OF BEE

By McLean Sibanda, Ph.D., Managing Director Bigen Global Limited and author of the book Nuts & Bolts – Strengthening Africa’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, and innovation expert that has worked throughout the country and has advised SADC, AU, various governments (Eswatini, South Africa and Tanzania) African countries are on the bottom of the priority list for Covid-19 vaccines, strengthening the…

SANAS R47-03 and its Impact on Measured Entities

By: Honeycomb BEE Ratings 26 February 2021 ABC OF BEE

On the 7th of October 2020, the SANAS R47-03 came into effect, and it will, without a doubt, have an impact on the Measured Entities’ B-BBEE Verification process. The R47-03, which replaces the R47-02 document, clarifies the roles of the B-BBEE Rating Agency and contains specific criteria as to what constitutes ethical and professional standards from a B-BBEE Rating Agency…

WhatsApp’s Privacy Fiasco Draws Attention to The Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks of Messaging Apps

By: Nexio 10 February 2021 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

­ The recent backlash to WhatsApp’s terms and privacy policy changes have brought forward the privacy and cybersecurity conversation necessary around messaging apps, their role in business and how they are managed By Takalani Mavhunga, Chief Financial Officer, Nexio So far 2021 has not been short of drama. Celebrating the New Year under adjusted level 3 lockdown restrictions and curfew,…

Build You Mental Resilience

When something goes wrong, do you tend to bounce back or fall apart? Mental or emotional resilience is the ability to harness inner strength and build skills that help you rebound from setbacks, disappointments and obstacles. These challenges can come in the form of illness, grief, retrenchment, disaster, divorce or things simply not working out the way you had planned.…

The Current B-BBEE Associated Legislation Impact on the Financial Services Sector

By: Honeycomb BEE Ratings 27 January 2021 ABC OF BEE

B-BBEE and the Financial Services Sector plays a pivotal role in the ongoing transformation of the South African economy and in ensuring that the economy is inclusive. The amended Financial Sector Code that came into effect on the 1st of December 2017 states the following in clause 6.10 in terms of Preferential Procurement, which is an element on the scorecard…

Immune Support: A Four-Factor Approach

Functional Health and Wellness Coach Nikki Temkin shares tips and advice for how you can support your immune system by focusing on four key aspects: supplementation, nutrition, stress management and sleep. Protecting and boosting immune health has been more important than ever over the past few months, and will no doubt continue to be a priority for us all for…

Business Day Focus 4.0 places Covid-19 accelerated 4IR technology in the spotlight

13 January 2021 BUSINESS DAY FOCUS 4.0

The Business Day Focus 4.0 conference - presented by Arena Events (a division of Arena Holdings) and Cold Press Media - is now in its second year and will take the shape of a Digital Dialogue series that focuses on the fast-tracking of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technology development, transformation, and adoption under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The…

The Rise & Rise of CBD

Commonly known as CBD, cannabidiol was discovered in the 1940s It’s one of the 113 known cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and constitutes up to 40% of its extract. Due to its association with marijuana - a high-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) variety of cannabis – many believe that using CBD hemp oil will induce a ‘high’. This is not the case,…

Celebrating 30 years of Success!

2020 Marks a year of celebration for VeriCred Collections Our dream of 30 years ago, to establish the leading debt collection company in the marketplace, became a reality. VeriCred has expanded significantly during this time.  Our operations are thriving, whilst constant development in the quality and services we offer to our clients, are a priority. Today, we provide employment to…

Don’t Like Your Nasolabial Folds? You can Improve Them with Filler

By: Renewal Institute 30 September 2020 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Despite our best efforts, we’re going to get older This means our once abundant collagen supply will start to dwindle and our skin’s going to lose its “bounce”. As a result, the nasolabial lines that run from the sides of our nose down towards the corner of our mouths will deepen. Then, because a loss of collagen means a loss…

Lesedi appointed as EPCM representative for Toronto Group New Charcoal Manufacturing Plant in Wellington, Western Cape

On 18 August 2020, Toronto Group and Lesedi launched the construction of a new Charcoal Manufacturing Plant in the Swartland Municipality near Wellington The plant will be the largest charcoal production facility in the Southern Hemisphere and will produce 10,000 tons of export grade charcoal, utilising biomass from invasive alien vegetation. In January 2020, Lesedi was formally appointed as the…