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DTIC revitalisation programme makes progress at Botshabelo Industrial Park

By: Simone Liedtke     26th October 2020 The Botshabelo Industrial Park, in the Free State, has attracted investments valued at more than R500-million owing to the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s (DTIC’s) revitalisation programme that is being rolled out. Upgrading the park forms part of the DTIC’s Revitalisation of... 

Maritime industry grappling with cyber-physical security as IT/OT converge

By: Schalk Burger     23rd October 2020 A panel of maritime and cybersecurity experts on October 21 discussed the changing demands on the maritime industry to ensure the physical security of vessels and shore side infrastructure and operations as information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) converge. The convergence is... 

Professional body for supply chain management pledges to fight corruption

22nd October 2020 Southern Africa’s Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, SAPICS, has affirmed its support of an industry-wide pledge to fight corruption within the supply chain sector. “As the president of SAPICS, and in my capacity as the group chief procurement officer of PRASA,  and as a passionate... 

Project launched to support, grow women-owned transport enterprises   

By: Irma Venter     20th October 2020 The United Nations Women South Africa Multicountry Office, in partnership with the National Women Advancement Establishment, have launched a project to provide technical business support to women-owned enterprises in the transport sector in South Africa. The aim of the programme is to stimulate... 

People, visibility and timely updates key steps for SMEs to improve cybersecurity

By: Schalk Burger     19th October 2020 Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can improve their cybersecurity by focusing on three aspects, namely empowering their personnel through regular training, ensuring that the information technology (IT) department has visibility across the business and staff have secure access, and... 

Business welcomes recovery plan, but urges swift implementation 

16th October 2020 Organised business formations have responded to the Reconstruction and Recovery Plan released by President Cyril Ramaphosa on October 15. On the whole, business has welcomed the plan, including the fact that it embraces many of the recommendations made to government by the social partners through... 

Paramount to expand air adversary offering in the US

By: Donna Slater     14th October 2020 Aerospace systems company Paramount Aerospace Systems USA (PAS USA) reports that it will “significantly expand” its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services and training support for the Mirage F1 fighter jet fleet operated by US military contractors that provide adversary training for the... 

Mbalula comments on transport month, Madidi bridge launch

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th October 2020 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has completed its works on the Madidi Bridge, in Madibeng, North West. Transport Minister Fikile Mbabula attended the opening of the 50-m-long Madidi bridge, which was built over the Sand river to serve as a link between the Phasha and... 

UK announces support for Southern and East African trade facilitation

By: Rebecca Campbell     9th October 2020 UK Minister for Africa James Duddridge visited Zambia this week to discuss British support to boost trade across Southern Africa and between Zambia and East Africa. He held talks with Zambian Finance Minister Dr Bwalya Ng’andu as well as with trade bodies and businesses. “From farmers selling... 

Pragma | 30 Years in the making

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2020 2020 might forever be known as the year in which Covid 19 struck, but life goes on despite this and many other challenges that businesses face. It is with this mindset, that we take a look back at an engineering firm that was born on the first of June 1990. “Politically South Africa was in chaos... 

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