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Pandemic highlights role of digital readiness in mitigating supply-chain risks

By: Schalk Burger     1st May 2020 Covid-19 is disrupting economic and social life, but it is occurring in a time of rapid digitalisation, which, in turn, is helping governments, businesses and consumers in their decision-making to respond and adapt to the situation. However, differences in digital readiness hamper the ability of... 

Lockdown highlights food supply importance

By: Darren Parker     1st May 2020 The Covid-19 outbreak and consequent measures taken by government to combat its spread have highlighted the importance of food supply, says motors and drives company SEW Eurodrive MD Raymond Obermeyer. “We will ensure that we reconsider the areas that we believe will benefit the agriculture... 

Lockdown curfew from 20:00 to 05:00 starting on 1 May

By: News24Wire      25th April 2020 As of 1 May, a national curfew from 20:00 to 05:00 will be in place and it will be applicable to everyone except essential workers travelling to and from work. The country is expected to move from a Level 5 to a Level 4 lockdown, allowing limited economic activity but keeping most existing... 

Even essential industries have suffered reduced demand

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th April 2020 Leading up to the phased reopening of the economy that South Africa will undertake from May 1, research institute Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (Tips) says data on the overall economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic is not yet available, but the economy will undoubtedly suffer owing to... 

Ford South Africa partners with Gift of the Givers to coordinate funds raised for COVID-19 face shields

24th April 2020 Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa's initiative to produce protective face shields for front-line medical and essential services personnel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has been given a boost with local non-governmental organisation, Gift of the Givers Foundation, coming on board to... 

Manufacturer pursues innovative ways to improve efficiency

10th April 2020 Multinational automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company's Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has been pursuing innovative systems and technologies to improve the efficiency of its manufacturing operations, while reducing its impact on the environment in terms of water use, electricity... 

Ford South Africa commences production of face shields to assist with COVID-19, contributions welcomed to support this initiative

9th April 2020 Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has commenced production of 57 000 protective face shields that will be donated to front-line medical and essential services personnel who are most at risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus that has spread worldwide. Ford has also approached its... 

Coronavirus: Safeguarding Of Construction Sites During A Cessation Of Works

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2020 Many construction sites face the prospect of having to temporarily shut down as the coronavirus outbreak brings a halt to operations. In a new risk bulletin, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s risk consulting experts provide an overview of some relevant loss prevention measures in such a... 

WAITEX 2020 in Ghana postponed until 2021

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th March 2020 Specialised Exhibitions and Afrocet, organisers of the West African Industrial Trade Exhibition (WAITEX) have announced that the show, due to take place in Accra in Ghana from 21-23 April 2020, has been postponed until 20-22 April 2021. “In light of the rapid spread globally of the coronavirus... 

How proactive safety creates a unified company

12th March 2020 Everyone is familiar with the safety record board, a point of reference for how many days a site has gone without an accident. This board is the result of health & safety’s rising prominence since the early days of the industrial revolution. It symbolises how far we’ve come to ensure safe working... 

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