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23 Sep 2020
Five ways to boost availability of your mining equipment

It could cost a mine operator over a thousand dollars per hour for a mining dump truck or a mining…

Five ways to boost availability of your mining equipment

It could cost a mine operator over a thousand dollars per hour for a mining dump truck or a mining excavator not to be working. With such high costs associated with downtime, there is no question how important it is to improve equipment availability within the mining industry. Let’s define…

26 Aug 2020
How to ensure boilers and combustion equipment are performing efficiently

Boilers and combustion equipment can become an expensive problem for a company or home if assessments are not conducted on…

How to ensure boilers and combustion equipment are performing efficiently

Boilers and combustion equipment can become an expensive problem for a company or home if assessments are not conducted on a regular basis to ensure performance levels are running at an optimum. Various catalysts can result in inefficient performance which can be avoided, thereby saving on the life cycle of…

19 Aug 2020
COVID-19 has a positive spin for health and safety professionals

If any positives can be taken from the current COVID-19 pandemic, the prioritisation of professional health and safety standards in…

COVID-19 has a positive spin for health and safety professionals

If any positives can be taken from the current COVID-19 pandemic, the prioritisation of professional health and safety standards in the workplace must rank highly among the most important ones. Suddenly risk management professionals’ voices are being heard. The professional services that they provide are being heeded and the recommendations…

22 Jul 2020
South Africans work the hardest yet are the least happy

BY: Lucy Desai content writer at QuickBooks South Africa Did you know recent data shows that South Africans work the…

South Africans work the hardest yet are the least happy

BY: Lucy Desai content writer at QuickBooks South Africa Did you know recent data shows that South Africans work the longest hours yet are the least happy? Many of us have stayed later at work to meet a tight deadline or finish a large project — but would we work…

20 Jul 2020
Africa could reimagine its cities because of the pandemic

The need for social distancing and better sanitation could leapfrog African city development into a more sustainable future. This is…

Africa could reimagine its cities because of the pandemic

The need for social distancing and better sanitation could leapfrog African city development into a more sustainable future. This is according to Duncan Bonnett, director Market Access & Research at Africa House, and research partner of exhibition organiser Messe Muenchen South Africa, who says that while Africa’s architects and planners…

16 Jul 2020
RFA urges members to manage COVID-19 rationally so that it doesn’t happen chaotically

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it numerous and additional challenges for road freight operators to manage in an already…

RFA urges members to manage COVID-19 rationally so that it doesn’t happen chaotically

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it numerous and additional challenges for road freight operators to manage in an already complex workplace. This is according to Gavin Kelly, chief executive of the Road Freight Association (RFA), speaking after a members-only webinar which focused solely on assisting and guiding members through…

06 Jul 2020
How to build business continuity in an uncertain world

By: Paulo de Matos, SYSPRO chief product officer The role of procurement is about ensuring that business operations continue like…

How to build business continuity in an uncertain world

By: Paulo de Matos, SYSPRO chief product officer The role of procurement is about ensuring that business operations continue like clockwork no matter how disrupted the business environment is. This involves understanding the current environment as well as foreseeing the potential future environments and preparing for them. The challenge is…

26 Jun 2020
How the COVID-19 pandemic is changing mining operations in southern Africa

The COVID-19 lockdown is adding impetus to the adoption of technology in mining in a way that is likely to…

How the COVID-19 pandemic is changing mining operations in southern Africa

The COVID-19 lockdown is adding impetus to the adoption of technology in mining in a way that is likely to change the sector quite dramatically. This according to Simon Andrews, managing director at Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Southern Africa. Border control Within the legal restrictions, Sandvik Mining and Rock…

15 Jun 2020
Data silos in manufacturing must go

BY: Kari Terho, director and head of Smart Factory at Elisa Corporation When the manufacturing industry emerges out of the…

Data silos in manufacturing must go

BY: Kari Terho, director and head of Smart Factory at Elisa Corporation When the manufacturing industry emerges out of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will see the rapid trend of digitalisation. However, to achieve maximum success manufacturers must finally deal with the challenge of data silos. Data silos are typical in…

02 Jun 2020
Businesses must predict their cashflow to ensure longevity

BY: Lucy Desai – content writer at QuickBooks South Africa According to customer research conducted by accounting software firm QuickBooks…

Businesses must predict their cashflow to ensure longevity

BY: Lucy Desai – content writer at QuickBooks South Africa According to customer research conducted by accounting software firm QuickBooks South Africa, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) felt unprepared for the severity of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and stated that the three most important factors for them…


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