Take charge with the new Topcon OS-200 Series TotalStation

  The TThe Topcon OS Series Total Station is equipped with multiple class-leading features, including a powerful reflectorless EDM, large LCD touchscreen and smart on-board software. opcon OS Series Total Station is equipped with multiple class-leading features, including a powerful reflectorless EDM, large LCD touchscreen and smart on-board software.   The Topcon OS Series Total Station, with its rugged, lightweight design, comes with a handy carry case   The new Topcon OS-200 Series Total Station, distributed and serviced in sub-Saharan Africa by WorldsView, is ideal for land/engineering surveyors seeking highly…

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Volkswagen Krugersdorp invests R70-million in new dealership

Volkswagen South Africa has a total of 109 dealerships across South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Johannesburg, 2 June 2021. The Volkswagen Dealer network continues to invest and strengthen its offer to customers. The NTT Group has invested over R70 million in a new Volkswagen dealership in Krugersdorp, Gauteng. The brand new and relocated property is a fully-fledged Volkswagen dealership with a state-of-the-art showroom, workshop and parts department. Its new position is now in a prime location close to the Key West Shopping Centre in Krugersdorp. “The Volkswagen Brand has a…

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2021 SOUTH AFRICAN CAR OF THE YEAR FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Johannesburg – The Top 23 Finalists for the South African Car of the Year has been announced – and what a line-up it is! Besides the overall winner’s crown, the Finalists can also win one of nine categories: Budget, Compact, Family Compact, Family, Premium, Performance, New Energy, Adventure SUV and Double Cab. The final category, Luxury, has no contenders. The most competitive category will be our Compact Family with 6 Finalists: the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Mazda CX-30, Peugeot 2008, Toyota Corolla Sedan and Volkswagen T-Roc. The Budget category has…

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When the shoe doesn’t fit – why women need to demand female-specific safety footwear in the workplace

Opinion Piece: By Predahni Naidoo, Brand Manager at Sisi Work Safety Over the years, women have been making up a greater proportion of the workforce, and this includes sectors that have typically been male-dominated such as mining, manufacturing and construction. This increase in women workers in more physical industries shines a spotlight on the need for female-specific safety gear, especially footwear. The typical approach of providing ‘unisex’ Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) does not adequately serve most women, who are often left feeling uncomfortable in ill-fitting safety gear. The reason for…

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TETRA PAK TAKES STEPS TO ADDRESS WATER SCARCITY AND REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS FOR THE DAIRY SECTOR

Tetra Pak’s new UHT 2.0 heating portfolio combined with Tetra Pak® E3/Speed Hyper bring significant sustainability benefits, cutting GHG emissions and water usage while reducing operational costs by up to 30%   Johannesburg (3 June 2021): Tetra Pak showcases its new UHT 2.0 heating portfolio and Tetra Pak® E3/Speed Hyper packaging equipment in line with World Milk Day earlier this week in support of this year’s theme of sustainability and Dairy’s commitment to innovation to reduce environmental footprint. Tetra Pak’s new UHT 2.0 portfolio with OneStep technology and Tetra Pak®…

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Farming hygiene practices can help protect agricultural value chain

Despite the pandemic and a contraction in some sectors within agriculture, 2020 was a good year for the South African agricultural sector which experienced a 13.1% annual GDP growth rate, according to the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Production. [https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/for-south-african-agriculture-2020-was-a-very-good-year-2021-03-16]           While red meat, poultry, milk and potato producers were sitting on stockpiles as a result of the shutdown of sit-down restaurants, the citrus industry exported record volumes following a surge in demand.   “The food supply chain is under constant threat of disease or contamination…

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SUPPLY CHAIN SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management in Southern Africa) has reinforced its commitment to the development of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) with a training and support programme geared towards boosting SMMEs by building their skills in the important area of supply chain management.   When it comes to reaping the benefits of supply chain optimisation – including efficiency enhancements and cost savings – SMMEs are being left behind because they lack the necessary skills and resources, according to SAPICS.   “SMMEs have a crucial role to…

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SUSTAINABILITY MUST FOCUS ON ECONOMICS, ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY

In his best-selling business book, “Cannibals with Forks”, author and sustainability expert John Elkington stresses that businesses seeking long term success must take a three-pronged approach by focusing on profitability, environmental considerations and social issues.   This holistic approach to sustainability was a prevailing theme at the recent Sustainability Summit Africa 2021, Africa’s first ever-continent-wide sustainability event hosted by Smart Procurement World. More than 800 procurement professionals from 25 countries attended the summit, which featured renowned local and international speakers. They highlighted the critical role that sustainable procurement must play…

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Learning From Data-Driven Disruptors Before It’s Too Late

Businesses threatened by data-driven disruptors need to adopt a similarly disruptive mind-set to ensure they stay relevant to their customers. During the past 12 months we’ve all become noticeably more reliant on data and technology in almost everything we do, with investments in data, technology and digital transformation estimated to top US$4 trillion within the past year alone. But it’s the combination of data, insight and analytics that’s the cornerstone for the top performers, which rely on it to inform their decisions, shape their strategy and drive their speed to market and…

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State-owned company rents over 170 units from Kwikspace

Kwikspace has successfully supplied more than 170 parkhomes to one of South Africa’s largest state-owned companies in a 24-month rental contract. The state owned company required temporary, parkhomes and dependable structures that suited its various operational requirements at sites nation-wide. Following a thorough regional tender process, Kwikspace was awarded the contract to supply specified buildings to all of the customer’s regions countrywide, barring one.   A range of 100 parkhomes three metres wide with varying lengths of  3, 6, 9 and 12 metres,  7m x 7m and 2.4m x 6m…

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