Advisers can protect client wealth even in a market slide
There’s good news for advisers trying to help clients fearful for their retirement nest-eggs and those tempted to jeopardise their financial future by fleeing the market and abandoning perfectly workable investment strategies.
Dowsil Sealants for unique pillow windows of converted old waterfront silo
Dowsil structural glazing sealants, supplied by a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals, were used for the glazing requirements of the converted old silo that now houses the new, acclaimed Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), and the ultra-luxurious The Silo Hotel in Cape Town.
Baker McKenzie grows African Transactional Practice
Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg has announced the appointment of leading trade and commodity finance lawyer Lodewyk Meyer as a Partner in the Banking & Finance Practice Group. The appointment was effective from 1 July 2019. Meyer specialises in Africa trade and export finance, investment into Africa and structured finance.
People Counter Project aids social distancing during COVID-19 pandemic
RS Components has joined forces with miniature PLC manufacturer BARTH Elektronik to develop a simple maker project that aids social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The project, called ‘People Counter’, can be assembled in less than an hour and records the number of people entering and exiting a room, indicating when it is...
Business under duress as drought conditions reach crisis levels
The drought in the Cape region is the worst in over a century and no business sector will escape the consequences. Businesses will need to adapt to what is becoming a new normal as the effects of climate change take hold.
Helping SA kids find their financial literacy footing
Metropolitan is currently touring the country, teaching teens healthy financial habits for their futures through the Kickstarz financial education programme. Thanks to a little help from Bolton Footwear – a leading South African footwear manufacturing company that also stocks well-known global brands – the financial services provider is better able to connect with this tough...
All you need to know about the Carbon Tax Bill
One the 1st of June 2019, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Carbon Tax Bill. The contentious SA Carbon Tax Bill was passed in parliament on 19 February this year, following an almost decade-long debate and consultation process. It was first put on the table in 2010 with the Carbon Tax Discussion Paper, which...
Profiling of medicinal plant extracts using CAMAG HPTLC
The CAMAG HPTLC system equipped with CAMAG Automatic TLC Sampler 4 (ATS4), CAMAG Automatic Development Chamber 2 (ADC2), CAMAG TLC Visualizer 2 and CAMAG HPTLC Software (visionCATS) was purchased by the Chemistry Department through the HoD, Dr Buyiswa Hlangothi. Dr Hlangothi is the Natural Products Chemistry research leader in the Chemistry Department at the Nelson...
A South African First!
Unequalled design freedom continues to set apart the Posi-Joist timber and steel web system from everyday flooring solutions. Combining the strength of Posi-Strut steel with the lightness of timber allows designers to span far greater distances while being able to adjust the depth, length and width to produce a greater variety of specifications. This occurs...
An app to guide DIY beginners
The Skil ‘DIY 4 Beginners’ app offers access to over 60 easy-to-follow step-by-step guides and instructions on how to make the most efficient use of power tools during home renovation and DIY projects. The DIY 4 Beginners app is compatible with Android and iOS (Apple) smartphones and tablets, and features a gyroscope and conversion calculator...
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