MTBPS Measures Will Not Stem Rising Debt: Fitch
Substantial tightening measures worth 0.5% of GDP in 2017-2018 in South Africa’s (‘BBB-‘/Stable) Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) highlight that fiscal consolidation remains a government priority but will be insufficient to avoid a further delay in stabilising debt to GDP ratios given low economic growth, Fitch Ratings says.
Keeping hands clean in Cape Town’s vulnerable communities
In an effort to reduce the risk of cross infection in the Mother City’s most vulnerable communities, Dow Southern Africa partnered with Plastics|SA and the Justice Coalition last week to distribute 20 litre PacXpert plastics pouches – lightweight, refillable bags, containing soapy water – to COVID-19 action community groups operating in Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Woodstock...
Finishes used at Kariega Game Reserve
Floor and pool finish used at the Ukhozi Lodge at the Kariega Game Reserve. Cemcrete, cement manufacturers of distinctive decorative coatings captured the romance and intimacy of Africa with the finishes used on the floors and private plunge pools. The Ukhozi Lodge is superbly sculptured from stone, wood and glass. The stone-coloured floor screed used...
The dark truth about acne in darker skin tones
While melanin queens have the advantage of ageing more gracefully when compared to their lighter counterparts, they are not completely immune to other skin concerns such as acne. What’s even more concerning and difficult to treat are the remnants of acne that can linger or permanently leave a mark, long after the acne has cleared up. ‘In darker skin tones we have to treat acne much more swiftly and efficiently than in lighter skin tones as there is a much bigger chance of developing post inflammatory pigmentation and scarring,’ explains Dr Portia Gumede of Dr P Aesthetic Lifestyle Centre.
It’s never too late to financially plan for your bundle of joy
By Viwe Diyasi, certified financial planner and general manager at Absa. Whether you’ve just found out you’re expecting a bundle of joy, or whether you are already starting to show, it’s never too late to financially plan for your bundle of joy. In fact, this is true whether you are married, single or divorced when you...
The value of marking and coding
Everyday examples of coding and marking include barcodes, serialisation codes, and expiry or ‘best by’ dates. Pyrotec lists three reasons product owners print marks and codes on their product packaging:
World-renowned coffee training programme launched nationally
The Ciro Coffee Academy’s (CCA) announcement of their newly-launched Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) training modules, will lead to world-class excellence in the local coffee industry and provide a much-needed boost to South Africa’s skills development.
The power of smart technology
At this year’s FIE, GELITA is focusing on two smart technological solutions based on collagenous proteins. The leading manufacturer of gelatine and collagen peptides will highlight the various benefits of its novel “Fast Forward Process” and “Particle Engineering” — both of which belong to the company’s smart technology portfolio.
Is a money market fund right for you right now?
Money market unit trusts have become popular as they appear to provide a safe, secure and reliable haven for your investments. During times with extreme volatility, you may be comforted knowing that your hard-earned rands will earn interest, as you put your money in and you get it back with a sliver more. But, no...
SECURING GLASS DOORS, SAFELY
The new glass range from ASSA ABLOY is extensive, with a solution for virtually every type of glass door application. The range comprises systems for sliding glass doors; locksets and hinges; locks and patch fittings; floor springs and door closers; door knobs and handles and access control. The products have been designed and engineered to...
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