BLTWORLD donates Haaga sweepers to keep uMhlanga clean
BLTWORLD has donated a Haaga manual walk-behind sweeper to the uMhlanga Urban Improvement Precinct (UIP) as a contribution to help this organisation keep the popular coastal town of uMhlanga Rocks clean. BLTWORLD recognises the ongoing attention the UIP pays to public space and how important it is that areas like the uMhlanga Promenade are unpolluted. ‘In...
Slip into convenience
The fax, telegraph and till slip have one thing in common, they represent a technology that once used paper which has been replaced with something better, more convenient, more user-friendly. By Francois Liebenberg, Pocketslip Marketing Director The telegraph revolutionised long-distance communication when it was developed in the 1830s. As time went by the telephone took...
Engagement and experience are two keywords in today’s retail scene, but that is until we are ready to pay and then we need a quick and efficient process. For some the ideal world would be to simply walk out of the store and not have to cope with the checkout line.
Six ways to save on medical costs
According to Stats SA’s 2017 General Household Survey, only 17 out of every 100 South Africans have medical insurance, which is the key that opens the door to private healthcare. Across the globe, the cost of healthcare continues to drive consumers’ hands deeper into their pockets. Amidst tough economic times, however, medical aid plays an...
What to expect from July’s interest rate decision
By Maura Feddersen, Economist at PwC Strategy&. The risks to the inflation outlook may have shifted further to the upside since the last Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) in May. The vulnerability of the rand exchange rate and lower-than-expected economic growth are likely to be key themes as...
On Ethics and Activism: South Africa’s Nene Moment
Revelations by former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on his meetings with the controversial Gupta family sparked outrage among South Africans and was met with calls for his axing. In his testimony to the Zondo Commission on State Capture, the former Minister was faced with the stark outcome of his ethical decisions. His resignation and replacement...
CPD - An opportunity for advisers to be on top of their game
Ever since Continuous Professional Development (CPD) became part of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority’s (FSCA) Fit and Proper Requirements (as required in Board Notice 194 of 2017, with effect from 1 April 2018), CPD compliance has become an inescapable reality for all financial services providers (FSP), key individuals and representatives such as brokers and financial...
Online concrete training programme for 2021
The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology (SCT) has finalised its programme of online training courses for 2021. Fourteen courses are in the plan. It includes the start of the pinnacle of concrete diploma courses: Advanced Concrete Technology. John Roxburgh, the senior lecturer at the SCT, says the SCT ran its last lecture-driven course at...
IAM underscores commitment to global multi-asset with senior hire
Investec Asset Management has further strengthened the leadership of the firm’s global multi-asset investment capability with the appointment of James Elliot, who will head the team from July 2019. Bringing with him 24 years of industry experience, Elliot’s remit as Head of Multi-Asset at Investec Asset Management will include oversight of all existing investment solutions and the...
Solid Green offices awarded prestigious LEED Green Building Certification
Solid Green announced that its own office in Rosebank, Johannesburg, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification for commercial interiors. The project received the first 6-Star Green Star SA Interiors v1 certification earlier this year, and won the Highest Rated Building category at the Green Star SA Leadership Awards in July.
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