NAMIBIAN ARCHITECT TO RECEIVE GLOBAL AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE
Well-known Namibian architect, Nina Maritz, has been announced as one of the five architects annually recognised for their work in sustainable architecture combined with participatory design approaches to the needs of society, in both the northern and the southern hemispheres. Maritz will be receiving the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture at a prestigious ceremony at...
House of Paint and Décor on the up
House of Paint and Décor is experiencing a growth spurt and the attention on decorative paint coupled with Décor and now industrial paints has proved hugely successful. House of Paint and Décor store numbers have grown significantly currently sitting on 22 stores with new stores opening all the time. The success of the business can...
Britain files for divorce from EU
Brexit is a victory for uncertainty across international financial markets and the volatility is only just beginning, warns the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations.
15 Minutes with SIM’s Fred and Patrice
According to Morningstar, both the Sanlam Investment Management (SIM) Balanced and the SIM Top Choice Equity Funds have comfortably beaten their peer median over three and five years to 30 September 2017. Fred White, portfolio manager of the SIM Balanced Fund, and Patrice Rassou, at the helm of the SIM Top Choice Equity Fund, were...
Voltex’s Smart Metering System powers up customers
Property portfolio managers and tenants are facing punishing escalations in water and electricity tariffs. Consequently, making every cent count has never been more important, nor has the need to ensure that billing is accurate and that the collection of monies is efficient. Invirotel, a specialist division of the Proudly Bidvest group’s Voltex, have put the...
Retirement income solutions - advising your clients
By Waldette Stoffberg, business development manager at Glacier by Sanlam. Upon reaching retirement after a lifetime of saving, clients – together with their financial intermediaries – need to select the most suitable retirement income option for their needs. People are living longer and it is crucial that they take into account their health and personal...
Rapid retirement expansion - what’s the next big play?
Demand for retirement facilities in South Africa is surging, with one development company’s footprint growing dramatically. Though the retirement sector is growing in South Africa with 6,8million retirees being predicted by 2030, it is a fragmented and largely underserved market.
Atlas Copco Launches Latest High-efficiency Oil-injected Screw Compressor
The GA 90+-160 (VSD+) oil-injected screw compressors, the latest air compressor range in Atlas Copco’s smart AIR solutions portfolio, are designed for reduced energy consumption and ease of installation and service. The range features state-of-the-art compression elements with Smart Injection technology coupled with highly efficient oil-cooled IE4 and IE5 motors that require no service interventions. The new...
We can’t tell the future, but we can look at the past
By Louis van Rensburg, Financial planner, PSG Wealth Pretoria East The stock market has simply moved sideways over the last few years, while providing investors not much more than volatility. The JSE peaked at 55 188 points in April 2015 and by 1 May 2017, was hovering at under 54 000 points. This means that,...
2019 SAPICS Conference to ensure supply chain professionals can survive and thrive in turbulent times
Blockchain, artificial intelligence, automation and 3D printing are among the technologies that are revolutionising supply chains, and supply chain managers aiming for success must expand and improve their traditional skills and knowledge, says Mungo Park, president of SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management.
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