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Sales vs Engineering - building effective teams
Sales vs Engineering - building effective teams

Whether in the workplace, professional sports, or your local community, team building requires a keen understanding of people, their strengths and what gets them excited to work with others...

By Johan Hanekom 2 Sep 2016

#WomensMonth: Blazing a trail for women in production
#WomensMonth: Blazing a trail for women in production

Meet Faith Lelaka, unit head of VWSA's paint shop, and the first black woman to be appointed at this level in the production environment...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Aug 2016

Making extended producer responsibility sustainable
Making extended producer responsibility sustainable

Manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned about the rising costs of product manufacturing - particularly the costs associated with the end-of-life disposal of these products...

By Hermann Erdmann 16 Aug 2016

Bruce Dube
#YouthMonth: Building a Youth Village with Bruce Dube

28-year-old Bruce Dube owns and co-owns many digital media platforms through which he shares his passion for youth development and plays a significant role in...

By Cari Van Wyk 10 Jun 2016

Kayoola Solar Bus
#AfricaMonth: Driving Ugandan vehicle manufacturing

Kiira Motors Corporation is a presidential initiative for automotive manufacturing in Uganda. The company has three successful...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2016

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#InTouch2016: Digital opportunity in the automotive arena

Michael Frans, head of business operations: automotive at T-Systems South Africa...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2016

Nadia Rawjee
Making grey clouds rain in favour of your business

Contrary to popular belief, there is light at the end of the tunnel - and no, this isn't the approaching train set to be derailed by yet another economic meltdown. Instead, as firm believers that every crisis can be turned into an opportunity, Uzenzele Holdings sat down with leading analysts to find the silver lining...

By Nadia Rawjee, Issued by Uzenzele Holdings 11 Apr 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Year of radical innovation in built environment
[BizTrends 2016] Year of radical innovation in built environment

Much of our modern life is rooted in the way we have designed our cities...

By Alta Schoultz 18 Jan 2016

The connected car: driving us to the future
The connected car: driving us to the future

One of the next great frontiers of consumer technology will be the humble automobile. No longer just a piece of physical engineering, the car of the future will soon connect us...

By Michael Frans 22 Oct 2015

Connected cars: transforming aftermarket engagement
Connected cars: transforming aftermarket engagement

Connected cars give vehicle manufacturers an incredible opportunity to move from the current state of limited and indirect contact with customers...

By Michael Frans 19 Oct 2015

IoT: the land of opportunity
IoT: the land of opportunity

The worldwide web, a place most of us are familiar with, is populated by 2.5 billion people who go online to stay in touch, find information, entertainment and shopping...

By Neil Cameron 13 Oct 2015

4K monitors: four times the pixels, four times the detail
4K monitors: four times the pixels, four times the detail

Computer monitors have come a long way from the bulky CRT screens of the 1980s, from plasma screens and LCDs to LED

By Bruce Byrne 9 Oct 2015

[SA Innovation Summit] Reimagining the future
[SA Innovation Summit] Reimagining the future

"It ain't about us, it's about creating a space for our children to flourish. We have a responsibility to the future," says Gavin Mageni, Head of the SABS Design Institute...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2015

The always-on business relevant to all industries
The always-on business relevant to all industries

In South Africa, the concept of the always-on business is gathering momentum. Thanks to the connectedness of the world around us...

By Warren Olivier 26 Aug 2015

When driving supply chain performance, visibility is key
When driving supply chain performance, visibility is key

At its heart, supply chain management requires a balancing of operational efficiency, customer satisfaction and quality...

By David Telford 28 Jul 2015

[Source Africa 2015] Wearing your heart on your sleeve
[Source Africa 2015] Wearing your heart on your sleeve

Whether shopping for something as simple as a pair of jeans or that must-have fashion item, the average consumer doesn't give much thought to...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jun 2015

Mondi granted access to information used by the Commission to initiate complaint
Mondi granted access to information used by the Commission to initiate complaint

On 12 November 2014, the North Gauteng High Court issued its reasons in respect of the interlocutory application brought by Mondi Limited (Mondi) against the Competition Commission...

By Leana Engelbrecht 3 Dec 2014

New car sales pick up speed
New car sales pick up speed

South African new vehicle sales accelerated out of its slump last month with a huge jump in exports and a substantial increase over last year's local sales, according to figures released by NAAMSA.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Oct 2014

Neil Cameron
Facing HVAC challenges? Smart equipment for building efficiency is here

With greater energy efficiency topping the wish list of facility and energy management executives globally, four cross-industry tech trends are having a transformative impact on building systems: visualisation, Machine2Machine (M2M) communication, mobility tools, and analytics.

By Neil Cameron 20 Aug 2014

Corolla scores one million for Toyota
Corolla scores one million for Toyota

Toyota South Africa Motors last week celebrated as the one millionth locally produced Corolla rolled of the production line at the company's Prospecton Plant in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 27 Nov 2013

Chris Moerdyk
Why Numsa is calling BMW's bluff

Most business people in South Africa with even the slightest capitalist leanings would have been horrified at the sheer arrogance of the National Union of Metal Workers (Numsa) response to BMW's announcement that it might reconsider further investment in South Africa due to loss of production through labour unrest.

By Chris Moerdyk 8 Oct 2013

GM awards R6bn SA contract
GM awards R6bn SA contract

General Motors South Africa (GMSA), in partnership with component manufacturer Tenneco South Africa, has been awarded a R6-billion contract to export catalytic converters to North America.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 28 Jun 2013

Anton Ressel
Is your product development a cash cow or a crutch?

As a business consultant with a special focus on the craft and small scale manufacturing sectors, I have come to recognise a number of shared traits amongst entrepreneurs and business owners engaged in the design and manufacture of products.

By Anton Ressel 22 Jan 2013

Dr Nikolaus Eberl
Will Mangaung arrest a decline in confidence in South Africa's future?

With the 53rd Elective Conference of the ANC now on in Mangaung, and 33 prominent business leaders calling for a joint effort to "arrest a decline in confidence in South Africa's future" (a clarion call joined by members of the banks and the clergy), there is the question as to what exactly will restore both investor and consumer confidence post the event that is causing so much anxiety throughout the nation.

By Dr Nikolaus Eberl 16 Dec 2012

Slight dip in new car sales
Slight dip in new car sales

The South African new vehicle market was down 2% on August but slightly stronger than September last year according to the National Automobile Association of South African (Naamsa).

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Oct 2012

Anton Ressel
Make stuff that matters

By 2050, it is estimated that the earth's human population will be 9.07 billion. 62% of the people will live in Africa, Southern Asia and Eastern Asia - numerically this is the same as if all the world's current population lived in just these three regions. In addition, another 3 billion will be spread across the rest of the world.

By Anton Ressel 10 Sep 2012

No shortage of money
No shortage of money

Why is accessing finance such a challenge for most SA businesses? A recent snap survey by enterprise development specialists Fetola, showed that 93% of small businesses are uncertain about where and how to access finance.

By Anton Ressel 20 Aug 2012

Pierre Heistein
Reasons why you should start an export or import business

The basic premise behind exporting and importing is that somebody, somewhere out there, does something better (or worse), than we can do it here. If they do it better; we should import it. If we do it better; we should export ours.

By Pierre Heistein 27 Jul 2012

Volkswagen plant firing on all cylinders
Volkswagen plant firing on all cylinders

Volkswagen South Africa's engine plant in Uitenhage is back up to speed thanks to an export order from China for more than 12 000 engines.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 26 Jul 2012

Alexis Apostolidis
Watches and Competition Law

I am obsessed with watches - there I have said it! Aside from their aesthetic characteristics, the subject matter of many design registrations, and their mechanical complications, subject to patent registrations covering minute repeaters, mechanical alarms, tourbillions, hydraulically powered movements and the like I didn't think watches could grab my interest any more than they do.

By Alexis Apostolidis 18 Jul 2012

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