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Great Gifting Ideas & Special Offers

29 October 2014 GET THAT GIFT

We want to share our ideas on how to make your own gifts. We are in the fruit season now, and what is common practice is to make your own jams and put them into nice little glass jars wrapped with lint and card. Use recycled gift bags or paper to be eco-friendly. Old newspapers are even a better way…

The Responsibilities of a Schemes Managing Agent

29 October 2014 ABC OF BEE

By Corlia De Beer from Phatshoane Henney Attorneys Most Sectional Title schemes, particularly as the Sectional Title Act 95 of 1986 is generally moot on this point, are in the dark as to what exactly the role of the managing agent of the scheme is. Here we aim to elucidate the responsibilities of the managing agent and clear up some…

Trail & Fun Day at Steenberg Vineyards on 8 November 2014

28 October 2014 GET THAT GIFT

Mark off the 8th of November on your calendar because this is one not to be missed! Steenberg Vineyards will be hosting a Trail & Fun Day on the 8th of November. Start off with a 5km/10km trail run around our farm (walkers welcome) & stop off at refreshment stations of water & wine - whichever you prefer! There will…

Survey Highlights Reaching New Markets as Businesses’ Top Objective

21 October 2014 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

By Kate Stubbs - Marketing executive at Barloworld Logistics The top-ranking strategic business objective of respondents, as reflected in our recently released 11th annual supplychainforesight survey, is growth and expansion into new markets, up from fifth place last year. To achieve this goal, companies will need to overcome the constraints that are hindering them from becoming customer-centric. The need for…

Onboard and Online

15 October 2014 ABC OF BEE

Utilising Wi-Fi services for business while traversing the skies While Wi-Fi in-flight entertainment has been widely adopted over the last few years, airlines have been slower to embrace onboard internet services. While it was once considered a bit of a novelty, onboard Wi-Fi is now becoming increasingly available on airlines right around the globe.   The high volume of business…

Get the best from your chocolate

15 October 2014 GET THAT GIFT

The world’s oldest box of chocolates is a 112-year-old tin of commemorative chocs made to celebrate King Edward VII’s coronation on 26 June 1902 ... a treat for lovers of antiquity, but certainly not for lovers of chocolate. Because when it comes to chocolate, it’s not just the cocoa content that counts, but the freshness. Master chocolatier Kees Beyers, of…

“To Brand or not to Brand!”

14 October 2014 EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

A closer look at branding options for all your Promotional clothing and gifts. In the Corporate/Promotional Clothing and Gifts industry we almost always find ourselves in a position where our clients do not quite understand the complexity or the difference between the different kinds of branding that are available for the various items they want. Educating our clients and potential…

Investment & Retirement Expo 2014 now incorporating Property Expo

13 October 2014 Uncategorized

The Investment & Retirement Expo will this year incorporate the Property Expo, as the age of expo visitors and scope of the investments on show broadens. The 2014 Investment & Retirement Expo, from 24 to 26 October at the Coca-Cola Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg, will emphasise the need for South Africans of all ages to take charge of their…

Creating a sustainable Green Business

13 October 2014 GREEN BUSINESS

By: Steve Wallbanks, Chief Operating Officer, Servest Cutting carbon in the supply chain is the next critical stage in the business contribution to reduce carbon emissions to tackle climate change and represents a significant commercial opportunity. (Tom Delay, 2007). With the rapid increase of utility costs, and the advent of increasingly more competitive business environments – where it is not…

Changes in the South African labour and social security landscape

10 October 2014 HR ESSENTIALS

An interview with Avinah Govindjee As new measures are brought in to reform labour and social security law, further clarity is needed when evaluating these complex developments. Juta recently sat down and interviewed Avinah Govindjee, Professor of Law at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, to discuss the changing labour and social security environment in South Africa: Q: What are your thoughts…

Streamlining Business Processes through Bespoke Service Offerings

10 October 2014 GREEN BUSINESS

Steve Wallbanks, Chief Operating Officer, Servest Facilities Management is a business discipline that integrates the management of an organisation’s ‘hard’ services relating to building mechanical and electrical services and ‘soft’ services relating to catering, cleaning, hygiene, landscaping, office services, parking and security. According to the Frost and Sullivan report the Facilities Management (FM) sector in South Africa is anticipated to…

Making an Exhibition Work for Your Small Business

9 October 2014 EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

Make exhibitions work for your small business        At first glance, participating in an exhibition looks like a big risk with what might seem a high cost, but exhibitions can give you access to hundreds or thousands of people who are in need of your services. Often for less than a page of advertising in print or on-line, you can take…