Need a moisture resistant label?
by Editor on 17 October 2017
Many of our clients need more from their product labels than standard labelling solutions can offer them. Some clients require labels that can accommodate extra content due to all the mandatory information that must be included on-pack, often in multiple languages, to comply with the laws that govern their industries.
Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gears up for his 20th auction
by Editor on 05 September 2017
Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gears up for his 20th auction Seasoned auctioneer, Henré Hablutzel of Hofmeyr Mills Auctioneers, will have his gavel at the ready for the 20th time at this year’s Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction to be held at Spier in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 30 September 2017. This annual South African wine industry showcase now in its 33rd year, presents a treasure trove of rare, indi...
Marketing Indaba offers key learning and fresh ideas for Marketers
by Editor on 26 April 2017
It is time for marketers to take some time out to regroup, rethink, learn and network at the annual Marketing Indaba in Cape Town and Johannesburg. In an increasingly connected marketplace and a world of “sameness”, marketing professionals strive harder than ever to stand out and produce better results. To achieve this, marketers need to stay at the forefront of market trends, branding and the integrated com...
A Bright Future for First Car Rental
by Editor on 06 April 2017
JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG – First Car Rental has installed its first solar power plant at First Car Rental Pomona, cementing its continued commitment to reducing its environmental impact. The solar power plant is located across three large rooftops containing 415 photovoltaic (PV) panels (of 320 Watts ea.) at the Pomona branch, which will produce on average 226.8 MWh of electricity per annum. The installation co...
It's Heating up in the Kitchen at Decorex 2017
by Editor on 10 February 2017
World-class kitchen products and appliances, accompanied by the country’s culinary equipment specialists, will all be on-hand at Decorex SA 2017, showcasing in KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and Gauteng. Africa’s premier décor, design and lifestyle exhibition - co-sponsored by Plascon and Caesarstone – will, once again, expose visitors to four expertly-designed kitchen stands in the Franke Kitchen Trends-spo...
Tips when looking for office space
by Editor on 24 January 2017
Finding a workspace that leads to productivity is crucial for entrepreneurs and small businesses, but this can sometimes be very difficult. “People often choose an office based on how nice it looks, but then a few weeks into occupation they realise it doesn’t work for their business. Knowing what questions to ask upfront is important,” says Greg Beadle, Founder of The Bureaux, Cape Town’s leading flexible wor...
Do routine maintenance on your packaging line
by Editor on 18 January 2017
The importance of routine maintenance on your packaging line We’ve all heard that prevention is better than a cure, but do you heed this advice when it comes to your packaging line? The best way to keep your labelling and coding equipment running smoothly is to ensure that you have a structured routine maintenance plan in place for every machine that you use on your line. In the absence of such a schedule, you...
Penquin MD acquires majority shareholding
by Editor on 18 January 2017
Penquin MD acquires majority shareholding Results driven full service agency Penquin has announced several changes to its senior management structure to bring in 2017. Long standing staff member Veronica Wainstein has been appointed Managing Director and acquired a majority shareholding in the company. Co-founders Grant Leishman will take on a non executive role while pursuing interests in the US and Darren Le...
ACSA Awards Best Car Rental Operator to First Car Rental
by Editor on 15 December 2016
JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, 15 December 2016 – Three of First Car Rental’s airport branches have been awarded 2016 Best Medium Car Rental Operator by the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA). The winning branches are First Car Rental Upington Airport, First Car Rental Bloemfontein Airport and First Car Rental OR Tambo International Airport. The annual ACSA Awards recognise top performing airport members for out...
R6.5 million Fund for Cape Innovators
by Editor on 17 October 2016
Innovation in the Western Cape is set to get another healthy boost, with the announcement today (Friday, 14 October 2016) that designers, inventors, entrepreneurs and product developers  can apply for grants of up to half a million Rands each from the second round of the Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF). The DISF is a project of the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) with investment and management funds re...
Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages celebrates consolidation of companies
by Editor on 20 September 2016
Peninsula Beverages, also known as PenBev, officially opened for business in 1940 with its first plant in Marine Drive, Paarden Eiland. Today, 76 years later, more than 1 300 employees work at the various depots and in the state-of-the-art manufacturing plants across the business. “We are pleased to announce the successful consolidation of the three companies under the Forbes Group - Peninsula Beverage Company ...
Let social media propel your SMME into Success
by Editor on 13 September 2016
HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN PROPEL YOUR SMME INTO SUCCESS   In today’s business environment, social media has become less of an optional marketing opportunity and more of a priority. In fact, platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become integral parts of brand awareness, content distribution, lead generation, and customer acquisition strategies for businesses. This is especially true for start-ups working with small...
The rise of black start-ups and social entrepreneurship
by Editor on 13 September 2016
With tough economic times and unemployment rising in an ever-changing world that is becoming more democratised, it is no surprise that there is a rise in black start-ups and social entrepreneurship. The reality for most black entrepreneurs is that they venture into entrepreneurship not of out career luxury, but rather out of the need to survive economicaly. Their long-term objective is not to create wealth, but me...
New Chief Winemaker for KWV
by Editor on 13 September 2016
Cape Town, 9th September, 2016 – KWV has appointed Wim Truter as its new Chief Winemaker. He brings thirteen years of international and local wine industry experience to one of SA’s most revered producers.   Originally from the Strand, Truter finished his studies at the University of Stellenbosch in 2003 and worked in Australia, USA and France for 2 years. He started his career in SA at Nederburg, in Paarl, wh...
‘Green Fingers’ at the click of a button
by Editor on 07 September 2016
GardenShop is a one stop destination for garden enthusiasts, wannabees and homeowners who today often have limited knowledge about gardening but want to ‘colour’ their garden and enhance their outdoor living space. This explains why GardenShop has approached the market differently with innovative, solution driven products that provide instant gratification for their customers. For this reason, the garden ...
Fishing organisation develops successful female employees
by Editor on 29 August 2016
Many of the women that have risen through the ranks at Sea Harvest come from humble beginnings; training and mentorship programmes have developed them into leading women within the organisation. Pictured above from left to right are some of the leading ladies at Sea Harvest’s Saldanha Bay plant, Gillian Felaar, Palesa Molelle, Idolene Macca and Sthoko Nyawo, who have benefitted from growth and skills development op...
Xylem Harnesses the Heavy Metal with its New Marketing Manager, Lorraine Smart
by Editor on 29 August 2016
Xylem Water Solutions South Africa, is proud to announce the appointment of its new marketing manager; Lorraine Smart. With decades of experience and a hands-on approach, Smart beat out a slew of candidates for the position. The avid ACDC-fan is set to bring her unique skillset and industry know-how to the role to further expand Xylem Water Solutions’ reputation as a global thought-leader. Lorraine Smart is not ...
Budget for insurance because you can't afford not to
by Editor on 24 August 2016
With their trademark creative chemistry and vast experience in the financial services sector, award-winning advertising agency, FoxP2, have launched a new advertising campaign for Budget Insurance. “Budget Insurance recently approached FoxP2 to reinvent the brand and invigorate it in personality, style and tone to build on their established brand equity,” says Grant Jacobsen, Executive Creative Director and co...
Genetec Appoints Brent Cary as Regional Sales Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa
by Editor on 12 July 2016
Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading provider of open-platform, unified IP security solutions today announced that Brent Cary recently joined the company as Regional Sales Manager for the sub-Saharan Africa region. In his new position, Mr. Cary will be responsible for developing sales strategies that bring the company’s unified IP security solutions to the growing African market, recruiting and hiring new sales ...
WEC Projects acquires majority stake in IWC
by Editor on 12 July 2016
ISANDO, JOHANNESBURG, 12 July 2016 – WEC Projects (Pty) Ltd, a contractor specialising in turnkey water and wastewater treatment solutions in South Africa, has acquired a majority stake in Industrial Water Cooling (Pty) Ltd (IWC), a company specialising in cooling tower and industrial cooling solutions, IWC announced today. The partnership is effective immediately and replaces private equity company, MEDU Capital...