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Sika sponsors Deo Gloria house roof repair

The site of the project was Deo Gloria House, a well-established NPO that has been feeding the surrounding underprivileged communities for almost ten years. The area to be waterproofed was approximately 200m2. Armed with paintbrushes, brooms and scrapers, all kindly donated by Academy Brushware, the Sika team commenced this special project by applying the waterproofing […]

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Achieving measurable growth

A myriad of South African companies are being placed under increasing financial constraints as a result of the poor performance and volatility of the rand. Manufacturers importing raw materials from abroad are particularly hard-hit by a double-edged sword – rising production costs and a customer base with diminishing purchasing power. TAL is no exception to […]

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Agrinet award

Overberg Agri honours suppliers

Agrinet was nominated in the small retail division and walked away with the award. Both Mr. Francois Joubert, Agrinet Managing Director: Operations and Colin van Dalen, Agrinet Trade Manager highlighted the importance of partnerships in the supply chain. “Overberg Agri values its relationship with suppliers to help find solutions and develop strategies to achieve its […]

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Skateistan South Africa

Skateistan comes to SA

“Skateistan’s not just about skating. It’s about giving people life skills and hope for their future,” says Tony Hawk, a professional skateboarder and global Skateistan Ambassador. (more…)

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Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) accreditation

QCTO accreditation for SAPMA Assessment centre

SAPMA has been advised that its Assessment Centre has been accredited to conduct assessments of students studying for Occupational Certificate: Chemist, Surface Coatings Technologist. (more…)

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OCCA Cape Section

OCCA Cape Section meeting

The OCCA Cape Section meeting was held at the Mowbray Golf Club in Cape Town. The event was sponsored by IMCD. (more…)

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Marco Correia, Divisional Manager at CJP Chemicals(1)

Driving innovation and excellence

In November last year, CJP Chemicals successfully concluded a transaction with Khulasande Capital, which saw the black-owned and controlled investment holding company acquire a 10% shareholding in the South African chemicals supply company. (more…)

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Crest Chemicals company employees

Better together

Crest Chemicals is part of a joint venture between Brenntag and AECI. The AECI and Brenntag partnership brings with it extensive knowledge and relationships of customers and suppliers both locally and globally. For customers this is important as its worlds of applications through Crest Chemicals can meet the best technologies its partners can offer. This […]

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How to handle products in a retail environment

How to handle products

Whenever you are cleaning, moving or demonstrating any product your hand movements and the general way you treat it tells the customer a story about its value. Even the lowest priced products should be handled as if they are fragile… with respect, with feeling and with the utmost care. (more…)

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FNB/ BER Building Confidence Index report second Quarter 2016

Building confidence edges lower

The FNB/BER building confidence index can vary between zero (indicating an extreme lack of confidence) and 100 (indicating extreme confidence). It reveals the percentage of respondents that are satisfied with prevailing business conditions in six sectors, namely architects, quantity surveyors, main contractors, sub-contractors (plumbers, electricians, carpenters and shop fitters), manufacturers of building materials (cement, bricks […]

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