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South African Breweries Supporting Black Female Beverage Manufacturers

  In the quest to shatter glass ceilings in the beverage-manufacturing sector, the South African Breweries (SAB) proudly welcomes four women in what is the predominantly a male dominated industry, who have enrolled for the 2019 SAB Lerumo programme. SAB Lerumo, powered by SAB KickStart, focuses on black female-owned small-to-medium enterprises in the beverage manufacturing industry with the intention of…

Innovation as Culture as Opposed to Innovation as a Technique or Function

  "To nurture an innovative culture requires innovation in itself" Reflecting on the feedback and correspondence received after training sessions with manufacturers, I have come to realise that people are looking for tools and tricks to "fix" innovation. Sometimes it is actually not even about innovation, but about making up for poor past decisions such as not investing in technology…

Cocoa Life brings Sustainability to South Africa’s Best-Loved Chocolates

By: Mondelez 5 August 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  Cadbury Dairy Milk announced that the chocolate slabs sold across South Africa will bear the Cocoa Life logo from July 2019. Cocoa Life is Mondelēz International’s global cocoa sustainability program. The program works on the ground, hand-in-hand with the men and women who grow cocoa, Cadbury Dairy Milks’ chocolate’s essential ingredient. Just over 70% of the world’s cocoa is…

Is Your Tension Headache Actually TMJ?

  Most of us will experience the odd tension headache from time to time, but if yours are becoming a miserable way of life it’s time to address the cause. While the headache itself is the result of muscle contractions in your head and neck, there’s always something that triggers them. Annoyingly, the list of tension headache triggers is a…

How to Stand Out in a Crowded Space

  The facilities management industry is thriving. The inaugural Facilities Management Survey 2018/2019 undertaken by Servest found that the integrated facilities management market is growing 26% year-on-year with an expected growth forecast of 36,89%. This healthy outlook is further driven by growing competition within the market as companies expand their offerings, enhance their customer proposition and look to innovative ways…

IoT.nxt Collaborates With UFS to Develop Future Tech Leaders

By: IoT Nxt 5 August 2019 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

  Leading Internet of Things company, IoT.nxt, has entered into a partnership with the University of the Free State (UFS) to support education for Data Science students and drive the development of future leaders in technology and technology innovation. IoT.nxt is working with the academics of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Agricultural Sciences to guide the development of curricula,…

Eaton Targets Transformation at all Levels

By: Eaton South Africa 1 August 2019 ABC OF BEE

  As the South African economy charts its way towards a fourth industrial revolution, factories will need to adjust their workforces towards highly skilled tech-based functions. Boitumelo Moselane, Human Resource Director at Eaton Africa, explains how manufacturers can stay globally competitive through structured skills development and training processes. In the typical factory environment, managers often take it for granted that…

ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority launches in The Gambia

By: LEX Africa 1 August 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (“ECOWAS“) officially launched its Regional Competition Authority today in Banjul, The Gambia. The ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority (“ERCA“) is established to implement the Regional Competition Rules adopted by the ECOWAS Authority in 2008. These Rules essentially promote, maintain and encourage competition while enhancing economic efficiency in production, trade and…

Building Quality Parts Safely

By: Jamsco 31 July 2019 CORPORATE ESSENTIALS

  The resilience of a structure lies in maintaining the working parts, while exploring how to strengthen the weaker areas. Jamsco established in January 2012 as a brainchild of the GGDA (Gauteng Growth and Development Agency) has successfully introduced a third shift on the production line to cater for the ever demanding OEM requirements to create sustainable work in South Africa. This has…

What Are The Penalties For Drunk Driving in South Africa?

By: Genesis 30 July 2019 HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Alcohol abuse plays a role in more than 60% of road deaths in South Africa Strict new proposals to try and curb drunk driving are being put forward to the Department of Justice. But what are the penalties now in force? Legal alcohol limit As the law currently stands (Section 65 of the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1998),…

Coaching or Mentorship and the Value for SMMEs

29 July 2019 ABC OF BEE

  South Africa has some of the highest drop-off rates for small businesses (up to 95% of start-ups don’t make it past year 2), and the least amount of jobs (only 28% of total jobs) created by the SMME space, with 56% of all jobs in South Africa created by the largest 1000 companies. With the world norm being at…

How To Tender – Hosted By Enterpriseroom

By: Enterpriseroom 26 July 2019 ABC OF BEE

  Winning Tenders can fundamentally shift the growth trajectory of your business, but how to compile your tender is key to unlocking this opportunity!  At Enterpriseroom we believe in providing practical training to support the growth of SME’s which is why we are giving you an opportunity to attend a hands on practical masterclass on “How To Tender” Who Should…