Call to Action – War against the truckers in South Africa

Mr President Again, the road freight companies (truckers) find themselves being attacked by forces under the pretext of foreign nationals “taking jobs away from citizens”. This results in damaged and totally destroyed lives, companies, employment opportunities, economic activity, goods, vehicles, facilities, roads and foreign investment to move goods through South Africa into Africa. Mr President […]

Labour in the next normal: RFA Labour Indaba answers some of the unknowns

Cyberbullying, virtual sexual harassment, remote work challenges, effective decision-making in the face of uncertainty: these are some of the challenges we are encountering as we enter the ‘Next Normal’.  Not to mention existing trucking industry challenges such as changing legislation, mounting pressures from labour – and more. These and other labour-related issues will be part […]

Is the supply chain profession ready to save the world?

The distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine from drugmakers to billions of people around the world is likely to be the supply chain management profession’s greatest endeavour ever. Healthcare supply chains that were stretched and strained during the COVID-19 pandemic with the distribution of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) may not be ready. The industry’s most pressing […]

Gift of giving gives back to Obsidian Team

Leading provider of end-to-end digital services and solutions Obsidian Systems, inspired by Red Hat, is happy to announce that despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, it is committed to run and manage the annual Santa Shoebox initiative to help underprivileged communities. Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems, said: “We have always looked forward to […]

Polystyrene recycling in SA increased by 19 % during 2019

Polystyrene recycling in South Africa has increased by 19 % during 2019, thanks to the tremendous growth in end-markets using post-consumer polystyrene. According to the latest plastics recycling figures for the year ending December 2019 (released earlier by Plastics SA), South Africa’s plastics conversion rate shrunk by 1.8 % (1,841,745 tons of polymer) compared to […]

Feast of knowledge on offer at 2020 SAPICS conference

Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for the supply chain profession, the annual SAPICS Conference, kicks off next week. While this year’s event is online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers have announced that it will still feature the same powerful mix of presentations and host of acclaimed international and South African speakers […]

Empower your remote workers with Syrex

With working from home becoming part of the status quo for many organisations, Syrex, a leading provider of virtualised and hybrid network infrastructures and solutions, highlights the main areas which a business must consider to ensure its remote employees are protected and empowered to be as effective as possible. “Events of 2020 have fundamentally shifted […]