SAPPMA hosts 16th annual general meeting

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) hosted its 16th Annual General Meeting on the 7th of October 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event was held virtually. Welcoming the members who were in attendance, SAPPMA Chief Executive Officer Jan Venter said: “We ended the 2019/2020 financial year in the midst […]

Using smart dispensers to eliminate single-use packaging

Plastic waste is a growing crisis. Half of all plastic ever made has only been created since 2002 with 40% being for single use. The worst part is that only 16% of plastic is recycled. This means that we are rapidly escalating the amount of plastic in the world and recycling has not proven to […]

Informal economy has the power to transform Africa

If your response to vendors plying their trade on South African streets is one of pity and despair, you need a lesson on the power of Africa’s informal economy, according to author, entrepreneur and informal business guru GG Alcock. Alcock says that the informal business sector is the next great frontier of Africa and it […]

Packing a virtual punch in October with Propak

Celebrate packaging in October with Opportunities in Packaging in the ‘New Normal’, a Propak Cape virtual experience taking place on Wednesday 21 October. This one-hour webinar will highlight the latest trends and technologies in the packaging industry presented by industry-expert panellists.  Propak Cape is recognised as an innovative packaging solutions trade expo for the Western […]

Tetra Pak receives EHEDG Food Safety Certification in Food Processing with Tubular Heat Exchangers​

The Tetra Pak Tubular Heat Exchanger equipment​ has become the first tubular heat exchanger to receive the EHEDG certification​ meeting the leading food safety standards in Europe, in accordance with new standards. Tubular Heat Exchangers are used for the heating and cooling of liquid food, so they are safe for consumption. The Heat Exchanger is the most critical component in […]

e-Commerce resets for growth according to Ocean on 76

By Dela Wordsmith While traditional retailers are flocking online, entrepreneurs are making their business start through e-Commerce ventures. As an industry that was already on a growth trajectory, digital platforms provider, Ocean on 76 Group, says that post-COVID trends are predicting a sharp incline in e-Commerce-related businesses. Prins Mhlanga, CEO, Ocean on 76 Group says: […]

dormakaba offers bleeding-edge Workday time tracking software

Leading global provider of access control and security solutions dormakaba is proud to announce the roll-out of b-comm for Workday, cutting edge time tracking software that empowers the business with easy-to-manage ERP that offers seamless control over HR, financial, and payroll processes. The solution increases operational efficiency by reducing employee input with easy-to-use, intelligent devices. […]

Innovation in Response to COVID-19

Over the past few months, more than a fifth of the world’s population has been under lockdown. As restrictions are now eased, we are finding our fit in this new space and in turn the innovative, transformational opportunities that are redefining our retail landscape. “There can be no doubt that the pandemic has accelerated the […]

Learn new skills needed for distribution management – internationally accredited, locally recognised

New routines, structural changes, and a massive shift in consumer behaviour since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted traditional distribution management systems. Simple linear supply chains have now been replaced by complex consumer-centric networks. New skills sets and new learnings are essential for organisations wanting to thrive in the ‘new normal’. The Pandemic […]