Megapipes HDPE culvert for new road that is set to give Ogiek Community easier access to essential services

Completion of the road has enabled the Ogiek easier access to amenities including hospitals and schools Megapipes using new technology to speed construction of the roads   Njoro, Nakuru County, December 20, 2021. Construction of the Ogiek Secondary School Road which is nearly complete is set to transform the Ogiek community by giving them easier access to schools, hospitals, and other local amenities. The road, which is being constructed by the Nakuru County Government, will bridge two parts of the Ogiek communal land and eliminate the need to use a 3-kilometre…

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How water helps us prepare for climate change

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, (January 26, 2022) – The threat of global warming is essentially a threat to water. Rising temperatures impact water cycles, increasing the intensity of rainfall and the severity of drought.   Data published by UNICEF reveal how closely coupled water is to natural disasters: 74 percent of major natural disasters between 2001 and 2018 have resulted from floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events1. Matters have not improved since: for example, in the past two years, the US recorded the most named tropical storms in one…

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SYSPRO research reveals CFO 4.0 instrumental in building the factory of the future

Johannesburg, November 23, 2021. Today SYSPRO, a global provider of ERP software, announced new research into the CFO 4.0, which reveals that the manufacturing CFO will play a critical strategic, innovative and financial role in the business moving forward.  The study, which was conducted in July to September 2021 and led by SYSPRO, assessed the sentiment amongst senior level Chief Financial Officers within manufacturing sectors across the Americas, APAC and EMEA. The participants encompassed financial leaders across both SMEs and larger enterprises, indicating that these results reflect the insights of…

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Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro strengthens collaboration & clash detection

WorldsView, value-added distributor of Autodesk in Africa, delivers and supports Autodesk® BIM Collaborate Pro, formerly known as BIM 360 Design, across the African continent through its channel partners. BIM Collaborate Pro is a cloud-based design collaboration and co-ordination software which connects Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) teams on a single platform, helping execute design intent while delivering high-quality constructible models.   BIM Collaborate is used for design review and co-ordination, including automated clash detection, as well as cloud-based document management, project administration and advanced analytics. BIM Collaborate Pro has additional,…

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Bosch Rexroth South Africa delivers customised & plant-specific training across Africa

As Africa’s largest hydraulics, pneumatics and automation company, Bosch Rexroth South Africa is committed to upskilling personnel with its training courses. These Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Validation and MerSETA accredited training courses are available at the Group’s training facilities based in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. Recognising that not all processes require the same type of training, the company also offers system-specific and plant-specific training at the clients’ premises throughout Africa. Bosch Rexroth South Africa hosts a series of ‘TechTalks’ – the latest session was on the company’s training services. Bosch Rexroth…

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Bolt and Engineering Distributors: championing the pivotal role of fasteners in industry

Industries often re-evaluate and improve upon process efficiencies through the procurement of new products and technologies, which is most efficiently applied when supported by complementary knowledge.   As such, Bolt and Engineering Distributors Group (B.E.D.) stands fast in the conviction that product supply, complemented with the associated, extensive knowledge, is a powerful element that is required to create the perfect ‘fit’.   “Since the B.E.D. Group’s establishment in 1983, we offer customers across a wide variety of industry sectors – including agriculture, mining, materials handling, working at height and welding…

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Opinion Piece: Safety first – BPO can help you manage OHSA compliance effectively

By Gean Botha, MD at Programmed Process Outsourcing (PPO)   22 November 2021   Compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) is a legal requirement for all businesses. More than that, it is a moral obligation to ensure the safety and safe working conditions of employees. However, the regulations around the Act and the intricacies related to different industries can be complex to navigate. In addition, it often requires a dedicated Health and Safety Officer with specialist skills to ensure that every element has been effectively covered. For…

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Opinion Piece: Impact sourcing extends the concept of B-BBEE beyond a tick-box exercise to make a meaningful difference

By Gean Botha, MD at Programmed Process Outsourcing   23 November 2021   In South Africa, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) has always been aimed at addressing historical inequalities and empowering previously disadvantaged individuals. However, it has proven a challenge to implement in a meaningful way, and for many businesses it has become a tick-box exercise and little more. The concept of impact sourcing is one way that we could work toward addressing this.   A hub for change South Africa is becoming an outsourcing destination of choice in the…

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“The Rise Of Account Takeover Fraud”

Banking fraud management has always been dynamic, fast paced, and complex. Fraudsters are constantly evolving their tactics to adapt to changes in the banking landscape and exploit weaknesses and vulnerabilities. This has only accelerated with technology advancements and digital transformation. Now, more than ever, banks need the right processes and technology to respond to any fraud scenario quickly and effectively. One emerging fraud trend continuing to plague banks worldwide is the increase in account takeover (ACTO) fraud. ACTO fraud is when fraudsters gain unauthorized access to account information to extract…

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PG Bison 1.618 Education Initiative welcomes new judge to 2021 panel

Monday, 6 September 2021 – PG Bison, a Proudly South African company that aims to inspire and enable beautiful living spaces, has been running the prestigious 1.618 Education Initiative for 29 years. This annual design competition aimed at third-year architecture and interior design students around South Africa is part of the curricula of participating educational institutions. PG Bison is proud to welcome Nathaniel Wakefield, director at Batley Partners, to the competition judging panel for 2021.   Judging Panel   Wakefield joins four other respected judges who will have the difficult…

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