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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Cashbuild is South Africa’s largest retailer of building materials and sells to cash-paying customers through some 220 plus stores

Building a solid business

When the going gets tough, Cashbuild, it appears, shines. Despite South Africa’s economy being on a downward trajectory – GDP grew little more than 1% last year, and is expected to grow only 0.6% this year according to Standard & Poor’s. Still, the building materials retailer delivered strong results for the six months ending December […]

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Ian McCrystal, Chief Executive Officer of First Cut

‘Cut out’ for success

In a fast-changing and technology-driven world, many people take comfort in returning to a well-recognised, established brand that promises consistent quality and reliability. In the cutting industry, both First Cut and Spear & Jackson represent those qualities, thanks to their mutual longevity in the business. (more…)

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Working with wood

The Working with Wood Show

Vermont Sales in conjunction with Austro are to stage the Working with Wood Show 8 to 11 June at Austro, 1125 Leader Avenue Roodepoort. (more…)

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Middle East Coatings Show 2016

Proliferation of principals at Middle East Coatings show

The proliferation of principals as opposed to agents who attended the Middle East Coatings Show this year was extremely impressive. The three-day Middle East Coatings Show is organised by DMG Events and this year attracted 540 exhibitors and over 5 000 visitors from 82 countries. Spence, who attended the show with Danny Grady, Vice-President of […]

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