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20 Apr 2020
The future of work = technology + employee wellbeing

Remote working may well be here to stay but the future of work will need to merge an employee wellness…

The future of work = technology + employee wellbeing

Remote working may well be here to stay but the future of work will need to merge an employee wellness strategy with technological innovation.

30 Mar 2020
Why brand owners love smart packaging

Smart packaging is increasing in popularity in consumer goods and logistics services. This is according to a white paper recently…

Why brand owners love smart packaging

Smart packaging is increasing in popularity in consumer goods and logistics services. This is according to a white paper recently published by Future Market Insights (FMI). ‘Over the course of the last decade, the role of packaging has evolved from merely securing goods and facilitating transportation, to acting as a…

24 Mar 2020
How to manage employees during the COVID-19 lockdown

By: Gerhard Papenfus, chief executive of NEASA The President, on 23 March 2020, announced a national lockdown with effect from…

How to manage employees during the COVID-19 lockdown

By: Gerhard Papenfus, chief executive of NEASA The President, on 23 March 2020, announced a national lockdown with effect from midnight on 26 March 2020. Here are some options employers should consider for during the lockdown. The President indicated that certain measures will be put in place within a few…

18 Mar 2020
Coronavirus-triggered recession will change how we do business but could speed up Industry 4.0

The recovery from a coronavirus-triggered recession will usher in a new era in which the way we live, do business…

Coronavirus-triggered recession will change how we do business but could speed up Industry 4.0

The recovery from a coronavirus-triggered recession will usher in a new era in which the way we live, do business and invest will fundamentally change. This according to Nigel Green CEO and founder of the deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. These comments come as…

18 Mar 2020
Cannabis in the workplace – should we rethink our occupational health and safety policies?

The 2018 landmark ruling by the Constitutional Court decriminalising the use of cannabis for private use in South Africa has…

Cannabis in the workplace – should we rethink our occupational health and safety policies?

The 2018 landmark ruling by the Constitutional Court decriminalising the use of cannabis for private use in South Africa has opened up some tricky issues for both employers and employees. Following on from the September 2018 judgement, Parliament was given two years to pass further legislation to regulate the matter.…

05 Mar 2020
Manufacturers need to prioritise water security

A lack of a consistent and reliable water supply is having a big impact on the growth and profitability on…

Manufacturers need to prioritise water security

A lack of a consistent and reliable water supply is having a big impact on the growth and profitability on many businesses in South Africa – particularly those in the manufacturing sector – and these businesses need to act swiftly to implement measures and solutions that are going to mitigate…

21 Nov 2019
11 ways 3D printing is impacting the global oil and gas industry

According to GlobalData, 3D printing has great potential in the oil and gas industry in delivering productivity gains. GlobalData’s latest…

11 ways 3D printing is impacting the global oil and gas industry

According to GlobalData, 3D printing has great potential in the oil and gas industry in delivering productivity gains. GlobalData’s latest report, 3D Printing in Oil & Gas – Thematic Research, reveals that the technology is expected to gain further market penetration and find new use cases with greater collaboration between…

03 Jul 2019
Explore Ghanaian mining at WAITEX in 2020

Organisers Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery and Afrocet Montgomery have announced the launch of Ghana’s premier mining, industrial, automation, packaging, and occupational…

Explore Ghanaian mining at WAITEX in 2020

Organisers Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery and Afrocet Montgomery have announced the launch of Ghana’s premier mining, industrial, automation, packaging, and occupational health and safety trade expo, which will be taking place at the Dome, located at the Accra Trade Fair Grounds in Ghana, from 21to 23 April 2020. Latest products and…

09 May 2019
MESA aligns with Africa Automation Fair to promote the next level of industry automation

MESA Africa (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) has aligned with Africa Automation Fair for the first time this year, to help…

MESA aligns with Africa Automation Fair to promote the next level of industry automation

MESA Africa (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) has aligned with Africa Automation Fair for the first time this year, to help drive the next level of industry automation in South Africa. MESA Africa is part of MESA International, a worldwide not-for-profit community of manufacturing companies, information technology hardware and software suppliers,…

27 Jun 2018
Solar power: Poor installation significantly reduces ROI

Improper installation of commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can drive up maintenance costs in later years and severely diminish any…

Solar power: Poor installation significantly reduces ROI

Improper installation of commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can drive up maintenance costs in later years and severely diminish any potential cost saving benefits for South African businesses. This is according to Manie de Waal, CEO of Energy Partners Solar, who warns that although PV systems have become an attractive option for…


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