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Cameron Robertson
Cameron Robertson
Traditional approach to transport planning hampers industry
When dealing in any business transaction, it is always crucial to have a step by step approach. From traditional methods to any other new and advanced measures, gradual movements are important before achieving any eventual results as initially planned by the entire team of management members. Transport solutions should have distinct features that can be sorted out by primary and secondary terms and each individual segment should consist of many factors like fuel consumption, travel time, storage compartments and many others. It is a huge infrastructure that requires careful planning before any positive results can be accomplished.
Posted on 28 Aug 2014 07:31
Cameron Robertson
Cameron Robertson
Traditional approach to transport planning hampers industry
When dealing in any business transaction, it is always crucial to have a step by step approach. From traditional methods to any other new and advanced measures, gradual movements are important before achieving any eventual results as initially planned by the entire team of management members. Transport solutions should have distinct features that can be sorted out by primary and secondary terms and each individual segment should consist of many factors like fuel consumption, travel time, storage compartments and many others. It is a huge infrastructure that requires careful planning before any positive results can be accomplished.
Posted on 28 Aug 2014 07:31
Cameron Robertson
Cameron Robertson
Cargo Carriers' subsidiary provides increased penetration
It is definitely a cost effective strategy to ensure that no truck returns with an empty storage container. A simple movement would mean the company could save a lot of costs in the long run even if each trip only means a small amount of money on its own. However, after adding up together the total costs in the long run, it would be a great deal and a definite cost effective measure for the business. That is why more of such simple improvising measures should be made into a regular process.
Posted on 28 Aug 2014 07:26
Marc Hugo
Marc Hugo
Grovel, grovel, Telkom's in trouble
Excellent piece of reporting and splendidly written to boot. Let's waif for the annual report and find out what Telkom paid Schindehütte. Then we'll know the gravity of the secret he carries if not the secret itself. Perhaps he and the financial controls he applied were just to much to bear. After all the CFO is the ultimate custodian of governance......and he was "just in the way".
Posted on 27 Aug 2014 13:07
Stephen Kruger
KFC menu boards go digital across South Africa
This is very impressive. Must be a very challenging project to direct and manage...It seems to me to be the way to go - to have centralized content management.
Posted on 27 Aug 2014 12:12
Fezile Nomzamo Phungwayo
Fezile Nomzamo Phungwayo
AAD2014 takes to Tshwane skies
It gives me such great pleasure to see this event grow to this magnitude , and also being in the Aerospace and defense industry myself , I concur with what Michelle has already said about the continuous growth and expansion of local companies within the aerospace industry, the development is visible yet slow and with events such as the AAD can also aid with the eccelerate of development and investment .

I am a marketing and communication assistant in one of the 3 government initiatives- the Centurion Aerospace Village .

Now the Centurion Aerospace Village (CAV) is an initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) to develop a High-Tech Advanced Manufacturing, Aero-Mechanical and Defense Cluster adjacent to the Waterkloof Air force base in Centurion, Tshwane, Gauteng Province.
The CAV was established as a result of the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) Supply Chain development programme and is aimed at integrating sub-tier suppliers of the local aerospace and defense industry into the global supply chain. This is done by bringing suppliers in close proximity to one another and to locate them next to tier 1 supplier companies and CAV anchor partners.


The local (national) aerospace and defence Industry will benefit from the development of the CAV that will contribute to the industry remaining internationally competitive. Local OEM representatives; OEM suppliers of components, parts and tools, as well as service providers will likewise benefit from synergistic and economy of balanced applications. Other relevant industries and sectors will directly or indirectly benefit from the establishment of the CAV. SMMEs in the relevant sectors will likewise benefit from numerous opportunities that will be identified for further development.


The Centurion Aerospace Village (CAV) is the developer and operator of the cluster and is responsible for infrastructure and tenant facility development:
• CAV Landside houses industry sub-tier suppliers who do not require runway access that specifically conduct design and manufacturing operations
• CAV Airside houses industry sub-tier suppliers who require runway access that specifically do upgrades, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and aircraft refurbishments
The CAV is implemented in phases by the application of sourced funding. The planning, development and operations of the CAV as an Aerospace and Defense Supplier Park will be:
• Generally directed towards BBBEE and Human Resource Development;
• Focused on the encouragement of new small and medium(SMME) sized entrants;
• Contributing to skills development; and
• Directed towards innovation, technology development and support for associated infrastructure development.

CAV has always been part of the AAD show , this event is one of the key event within the industry that brings , key industry players and stakeholders , investors , buyers , sellers , but ordinary people who are fascinated with everything that has to do with aeroplanes , military /security intelligence and weapons.

I would encourage everyone to come join us on the 20th and the 21st of september for the air-show , R10 discount on prepaid tickets , R70 Adults and R60 for pensions and kids under 12.

Its a date , see you there !

Regards
Fezile
Posted on 27 Aug 2014 11:31
Marc Hugo
Marc Hugo
Attempt to bridge racial divisions at tertiary institutions
Oh quite right True Patriot. Take away all the racist legislation, and I mean ALL of it, and then gradually an utter disappearance of the past attitudes will die out generationally (sorry about that non-word). But until then, forget it.
Posted on 27 Aug 2014 11:16
Donnette Davis
Donnette Davis
No execution without court intervention
Thank you for your candid report. I am dealing with a similar situation where the defaulter is in arrears with a rather large amount of maintenance for his children. He himself is a practicing attorney. For 15 years he has refused to adhere to a High Court Maintenance Order, ignored various other orders compelling him to produce financials etc - simply refuses to pay; has no contact with the children, and desires none "out of sight out of mind". But as long as he can hang on to the new E Class Mercedes he is quite "the man". The most recent Writ of Execution against Movable property saw him denying his identity to the sheriff (although he uses the sheriff's courts for his own work #makesOneWonder) the sheriff failing to attach even a small percentage of the debt owed, due to the fact that the debtor had been tipped off, and said sheriff arrived during the "move". We now approach the High Court for a warrant of attachment against immovable property in terms of the High Court Maintenance Order and hope that this will be a little more "user-friendly" - and hopefully less expensive.
Posted on 27 Aug 2014 10:02
Marc Hugo
Marc Hugo
A tax of 20% mooted for sugary drinks
This is misguided. I'm all for a leaner society, but this will have as much effect on consumer behaviour as excise on tobacco. That is to say, none.

Those tasked with the survey wanted to deliver a cautiously encouraging result to those that sponsored it, but people will get fat in other ways. Corn curls and indolence for a start.

Attach a levy on health insurance premiums, airplane tickets. Get direct about it. Don't, as usual, tax those who shouldn't be affected by it.

This just a way to burden society with more tax (by pretending the government cares), create needless jobs to collect it all and monitor it, and set up committee upon committee to kick out data that just isn't true.

Heck. if the government was so concerned about it, then they would set up disqualifiers for employing civil servants with excessive BMI levels.

But they are not going to set the example and take away the sugar from where their mouths are, are they?
Posted on 27 Aug 2014 09:12
Lindsay Curran
Regular screenings provide early warnings
Hi Andrew,
a new breast self examination device has just been launched in SA.
Take a look at www.fairylight.co.za for more information.
Posted on 26 Aug 2014 18:32
Afrika Peter ka Ngobeni
Why you need credibility to be successful
Great news indeed, the building blocks of great leadership. THANKS!!

Afrika
Posted on 26 Aug 2014 17:08
tsepo boseka
IT company helps graduates to become productive employees
i am still new in the industry and i did I..T in general, so i need some giudens in some other issues in the industry exposure, can you help me plz
Posted on 26 Aug 2014 16:58
Jacques Smith
Jacques Smith
Expats may cut ties with UK due to tax changes
If anyone needs help with this please contact me.
Posted on 26 Aug 2014 16:55
Marilyn Keegan
Marilyn Keegan
marcusbrewster wins international PR award
Well done to Marcus Brewster. He deserves it.
Posted on 26 Aug 2014 15:56
Stuart Magooze
Stuart Magooze
DigiChat with Andrea: Social media ROI
Why do you want a Social Media Presence? Is something I regularly ask clients.
The answer 80% of time is something like " Because my competitors have one"

If you want to go the social media route, you need to have specific objectives and goals, and measure them on a continuous basis. Adapt and change to get the maximum out of your spend.
Posted on 26 Aug 2014 15:20
Richard Gee
Richard Gee
Are we on the same planet?
Mmmm. You missed SABC?
Posted on 26 Aug 2014 14:11
Neutral
Print circulation data shows disturbing trends
Lets actually consider this alleged "trend" which you have referred to, using the latest consumer magazine ABC's which you presumably had in your possession when writing this article. Go to the last page- this page indicates total copy sales through out the country, of the total paid only 0.04% have been sold below 50%. Do the same exercise with the daily newspapers and I think you will find that the situation through out South Africa is even further from what you have described as a growing "trend" . Do your homework before writing such subjective articles, if you want to attack Finweek and The Star etc do so, don't drag the rest of the country in for a bit of sensationalist writing.
Posted on 26 Aug 2014 13:01
Simone Bosman
Simone Bosman
Advertising industry must support local musicians
If you were writing this as a South African consumer who has no access to the advertising world, then I would totally understand where it is that you are coming from. But listen carefully...listen to the radio ads and tv ads very carefully and ask yourself, if the track is not renowned, does it necessarily mean that it is library?
To purchase well known or popular tracks for advertising used to be affordable for clients. However, with the big publishers managing more artists/ bands and affiliating more to their international standards - license to purchase a popular local track for a short term on an advert can range from R250k - R1m! As a result, clients who are able to afford and also motivate their marketing spend to purchase a popular track as a campaign investment will be able to afford this.
But for those brands who trim their budgets, agency creatives and clients have become more astute to give more south african composers briefs to produce music (that you might deem as Library).
Listen and listen very carefully to the quality of the back ground music.
More and more composers are willing to produce a track for a campaign to beat the Library sounds...

The question, that you should be posing well known musicians is - are they willing to adjust themselves and collaborate with the ad industry? There are, but a handful of well known musicians who have woken up to the merits of producing tracks for commercial. We wish that more would come to the fore.

Listen, and listen to how the advertising industry has adjusted itself to this category. The SA ad industry has been embrasive by producing Proudly South African adverts - we just need to ensure that we have more ingredient to work with.
Posted on 26 Aug 2014 08:58
Tony Lopes
Tony Lopes
There's no such thing as a 10-page website
Amen, SEO is alive and well and still relevant, although quite different from 2 or 3 years ago.

Well said!

Good content, usability and relevance are important, and key is putting your customer at the centre of it all.

I always start with keyword research around the particular niche, and then map out a content plan line by line in Excel, with unique titles and descriptions for each URL. Using a multi-tiered approach, I can see how each piece of content fits neatly within various topic silos.
Posted on 25 Aug 2014 21:32
Shan Radcliffe
Shan Radcliffe
Unilever sells ice cream to Eskimos
Anon123: Have you never heard of the phrase "S/he could sell ice to an Eskimo"? It's an obvious play on the idiom, insinuating that Unilever has figured out a way to sell ice cream even during the winter months.

And while we're Wiki'ing semantics here, "While the term "Eskimo" is sometimes considered offensive, it is not, in its linguistic origins, a fundamentally offensive word..." Our use of this well-known expression (well, it used to be) is obviously in no way meant offensively. Although, since you have taken exception to it, would you have preferred we use "Inuit"?
Posted on 25 Aug 2014 17:13
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