The SA motoring industry really, really matters. Statistics presented at the NAAMSA Automotive Conference at the SA Festival of Motoring on 31 August showed that the industry contributes 7.7% of SA’s GDP, which is more than our iconic mining sector.
On Wednesday, 19 September, Cabinet approved the long-delayed Mining Charter III and also approved the withdrawal of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill which has been subject to the legislative process since 2013.
A market for electricity has a salutary effect on the behaviour of all the participants in the generation and supply of electricity. Generating plants, transmission grids, distribution grids, wholesalers and retailers, all behave differently when they compete for business with alternative suppliers.
With increasing pressure to do more with less, businesses need to look at alternative methods to improve new product development and business growth. To reduce high wastage of valuable resources, an approach that revolutionised the way businesses develop products and grow is Lean Startup, a principled approach to building products.
Failure to adhere to best practices in occupational health and safety can have adverse financial implications for companies. We have in recent times, seen lawsuits approaching R100 million lodged on behalf of workers who were not properly protected from the hazards inherent in their workplace.
Cities all around the world are becoming job creating entrepreneurial hubs in their own right thanks to a rise in digital connectedness and spaces for like minded people to work in stimulating environments.