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DIY Sept 2019

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Aerosol spray paint with lead dumped in SA

Aerosol spray paint with questionable lead levels dumped in SA

Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA, has told the two government departments that SAPMA member, Sprayon Paint, as well as the Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (AMA), has alerted SAPMA to the fact that the local retail market is being flooded by cheap paint aerosol cans being sold at low prices detrimental to local manufacturers. “Not only […]

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Dealing with a price increase

Preparing your staff for a price increase

If you are planning a price increase, like many small business owners, you will have been agonising over this for months and have probably delayed the price increase far longer than you should have. It has been a tough year for you and don’t be surprised if your staff are anxious about the customer reaction. […]

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Permoseal celebrates 70th anniversary

Permoseal celebrates 70 years of success

Founded in 1949 and possibly best known for household names such as Alcolin Cold Glue, Permobond, Silicone Sealant and Contact Adhesive, Permoseal has an excellent reputation as a leading manufacturer and supplier of adhesives, sealants and DIY products. The first company to launch Cold Glue to the South African market in 1954, Permoseal began to […]

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China Homelife

Sourcing fair returns

Proudly in its fifth year, the well-known China Homelife and China Machinex will take place from 23 to 25 September at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (Nasrec). With over 50 000 products on display representing nine different industry sectors, it is the ideal sourcing platform to meet, connect and do business with 100% verified Chinese manufacturers and suppliers, […]

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Agrinet Driving Solutions

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Recyclable packaging

Turtle trucks!

A critical barrier to recycling in South Africa is the dire absence of essential waste collection services. For recycling to be most effective, separation of waste at source needs to improve. The problem, however, is that all too often waste does not even reach landfill, never mind recycling sorting centres, as it lies around as […]

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Non-compliance in the coatings sector

Non-compliance in the coatings sector could mean jail

At the recently concluded SAPMA AGM, Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO of ArkKonsult, explained what has been happening at the National BargainingCouncil for the Chemical Industry between organised business and organised labour (trade unions) and the severe impact these discussions will have for all businesses in the coatings sector. At this moment, the agreements and discussions […]

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Will small business grow into big business?

Will small business grow into big business?

With the shock decline in gross domestic product of 3.2% in the first quarter from a 1.4% expansion in the prior three months, can government live up to its post-election hype and deliver on its promises? This contraction, the highest in a decade, puts South Africa at risk of slipping into a second recession in […]

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Pritt 50th birthday

Pritt party celebrates young kids

In 1969, Henkel invented the world’s first glue stick after studying  the convenience of the twist-up lipstick applicator, and launched the Pritt brand. Since then, Pritt has become a household name around the world. In South Africa, it is a trusted partner by teachers and children throughout the country. Henkel South Africa celebrated the 50th […]

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