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Innovative approach to tallying HIV costs

22nd September 2006 International management consulting firm, Deloitte, in conjunction with a leading US university has successfully trialled a new approach to reduce the human and financial costs of HIV infection. 

Private-sector role highlighted at Canada Aids summit

22nd September 2006 According to South African Business Coalition on HIV and Aids (Sabcoha) CE Brad Mears, the recent international Aids conference held in Toronto revealed that the response to the pandemic has coalesced into a powerful social movement in which business has a significant role to play. “The... 

Updated regulations to improve burner safety

22nd September 2006 A new standard relating to burner safety is set to be released in October 2006. 

Walkways supplied to petrochemicals plant

22nd September 2006 Manufacturer Andrew Mentis is building on its solid reputation for providing high quality flooring grating with the recent supply of some 9 000 m2 of RS40 Rectagrid grating to Sasol’s new 1-Octene plant in Secunda. 

Unsafe gas equipment endangers workplace

22nd September 2006 Unsafe gas equipment continues to find its way into the workplace where it is threatening the safety of people and exposing managers and employers to the risk of prosecution. 

Environment-friendly degreaser relaunched

1st September 2006 Local firm Blendwell Chemicals, in conjunction with Ecokleen products, has launched an environment-friendly water-based degreaser. 

Enzyme solutions for sanitation and odour control

1st September 2006 Local chemicals specialist South Africa Fine and Industrial Chemicals (Safic) has developed enzyme solutions designed for sanitation purposes and odour control. “Safic will be the sole supplier of these enzyme solutions in the country,” explains marketing manager Warren Petersen. The... 

Outlook buoyant, but skills still weigh

25th August 2006 South Africa’s strong economic fundamental’s coupled with sound fiscal discipline by government, has led to significant growth in the commercial vehicle retail market and while the industry’s outlook remains buoyant, it is the development of skills which remain the most critical... 

Manufacturer pursues full-maintenance-contract approach

25th August 2006 Vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck and Bus (MT&B) has recently secured a full maintenance contract for the fleets of Richards Bay based Ikhwezi Bus Services and Johannesburg based Gauteng Coaches. 

Coatings firm invests R200 000 in on-site training facility

25th August 2006 Commercial industrial re-finish specialist Splash Paints has invested over R200, 000 in an onsite training facility at its factory in Wadeville. 

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