BlueNova Energy launches new HC range of affordable high-performance batteries for home and business

By Yeshiel Panchia BlueNova Energy (PTY) Ltd. proudly announced its new HC (high capacity) range of batteries today, the 22nd of January 2021. With load shedding forecasts increasingly dismal, the time is ripe for a locally designed and produced energy solution that offers high-performance at affordable costs. The new HC range of batteries are produced […]

Volvo Trucks launches four new ranges

Volvo Trucks South Africa has introduced four new truck ranges to the local market, with a strong focus on the driver environment, safety and productivity.  The launch of the four new-generation extra heavy commercial trucks; the Volvo FH, FH16, FM and FMX, is the biggest in the company’s history. “Our aim is to be our […]

Ecobank Group launches an eCommerce solution for African MSMEs

Ecobank, a leading pan-African banking group, yesterday launched an eCommerce solution targeting MSMEs. The new platform will help MSMEs across Africa gain easy access to the online market, display their goods and services while receiving payment efficiently. Ecobank’s eCommerce solution adheres to its recent focus on fintech as a way of promoting financial inclusion while […]

Mondi acquires controlling stake in Turkish listed packaging player for R1.2bn

Mondi has agreed to acquire 90.38% of the outstanding shares in Olmuksan International Paper Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S (“Olmuksan” or the “Company”) from International Paper for a total consideration of €66m. The implied enterprise value on a 100% basis would amount to around €88m. Olmuksan is a leading and well-established corrugated packaging player in […]

Five benefits of trading with cash

While there is a progressive drive towards digital and electronic transactions, the reality is that cash still plays a dominant and valuable role in the South African economy, for both consumers and retailers. That’s according to Mark Templemore-Walters, operations director for Cash Connect, a leading provider of automated cash management and payments solutions. He shares […]

Approaching security differently

By Karl Fischer, DevOps Team Lead at Obsidian Systems With worldwide cybersecurity spending expected to approach $42 billion by the end of this year, businesses are increasingly turning their attention to solutions that feature integrated protection. The proliferation of multi-cloud environments and Shadow IT systems are further driving the need to orchestrate, manage, and create […]

Bridging the gap between HCM & employee relations that matter

In the industrial space, employee relations comprise three critical components which are inextricably linked: employee value propositions, employee wellness, and employee relations. To succeed in the fast-paced economies of today, organisations must employ advanced systems and develop innovative analytics capabilities to ensure these areas flourish. According to René Schoeman, Human Capital Specialist Consultant at LabourGenie.Net, […]

Supply chain management is the vital ingredient needed for Covid-19 vaccine success in South Africa

While President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine strategy is well underway, with 20 million doses to be delivered in the first half of the year, this is just the first step, and effective supply chain management will be the key ingredient for a successful vaccine roll out, according to SAPICS, Southern […]