Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 07 August 2017 – Servest announced the opening of their new regional office at 13 Sidon Road, North End, Port Elizabeth Servest, Africa's leading Integrated Facilities Management Company is clearly signalling their commitment to the growth of the business in Port Elizabeth and the region. They have moved from their Port Elizabeth, Cape Road office into much bigger premises in Sidon Road, North End. Servest plan on investing into Port Elizabeth to grow their service offering across all their divisions. Paul Middleton, Managing Director, Servest Cleaning says “I am a resident of Port Elizabeth and am very passionate and proud of being part of the community. We have excellent committed colleagues in our office that are passionate about service delivery and we look forward to the future Port Elizabeth has to offer the local community and the potential we have to partner with businesses that operate in the Eastern Cape.” Servest is committed to inclusive growth with a major focus on developing local suppliers. The opening of the new Servest office will provide positive benefits related to economic and employment opportunities in the region. In a statement on the opening of the new regional office, Servest Chief Executive Officer Steve Wall banks said: "The new facility will enable us to integrate all of Servest’s service lines in one building. This move is a key element in our drive to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of Servest’s operations and service delivery to our customers." Servest is excited to expand their operations in Port Elizabeth and the Eastern Cape; Alex Berndl, Director of Sales for Coastal Regions and recently appointed Director of the South African Facilities Management Association (SAFMA) when asked about the move to the new building commented “Servest is committed to the growth of our Port Elizabeth business and look forward to many successful years of serving our regional . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng -- 07/26/2017 -- Great news for companies on the look-out for high performance workplace speakers and facilitators, who can inspire and transform their employees, team working, trust and organisational effectiveness and performance...sustainably! Tony Dovale’s Revolutionary Workplace High-Performance GO Mindsets business talks are different from other speakers, because he brings about a transformation in the consciousness AND mindsets of his audience, that help participant activate and perform to more of their potential. Tony Dovale, the founder and CEO of Life Masters: a Human Element Optimisation and Workplace Performance and Engagement Improvement company, points out that he is very different from other Business speakers because of his new MIND-GROW-TAINMENT talks and action learning team building TEAM-FLOW-GROW experiences, that bring about powerful shifts in the mindset and self-awareness of his audiences. Says Tony Dovale, "Times are getting tougher, so we need tougher top performance people…that's why our new Consciously Constructive Revolutionary Workplace creates exponential impacts and brings about incredible results, that not only support people, teams, and leadership but also positively impacts organisational culture and profits as well. Unlike the short-lived impacts of motivational style speakers, the impact of Tony's business talks creates in the heads and the hearts of listeners, have potent positive and long lasting impacts on multiple levels. The Consciously Constructive Revolutionary Workplace CLEARx High Performance approach His holistic high-performance framework under the Revolutionary Workplace System is called CLEARx. Tony is uniquely positioned, ahead of other motivational speakers, because his CLEARx high-performance Framework creates exponential results for people, planet and profits. Through his #FutureFit Mindset approach, he activates growth, resilience and courageous mindsets in his . . .
South Africa’s current economic slump means companies are tightening their belts, looking for ways to optimise their operations and make sure all their strategic efforts reflect positively on the bottom line. Within this milieu, the traditional Agency of Record model has begun to make way for the Agency of Return, or strategic brand partner, who understands that while brands work with many stakeholders, what they really need is a single view that gives them a no-nonsense understanding of which efforts yield the best return on investment (ROI). NXT CEO, Wayne Levine, says while traditional agencies might create beautiful campaigns, brands are often left in the dark when it comes to ROI. “More than ever before, they need to know whether their campaigns worked and how many sales can accurately be attributed to their efforts.” NXT is a digital innovation business that has worked on renowned brands for the past 10 years. The vision for the business is to harness lessons learnt over the last decade to inform the future and the next level of digital innovation in enhancing its understanding of consumer behaviour and digital customer engagement. Having spent several years working with South Africa’s leading agencies, they have married what they have learnt in the advertising and agency world with their technical expertise. Levine says a marketing budget is an investment in a brand. ‘Sensible intelligence around Knowing Your Customer should dictate how it is most effectively spent. And this is where enrichment versus attribution comes into play. The ‘Agency of Return’, is a shift from the typical approach of big campaigns that push brand loyalty which is often built from misinformed data which results in loss of revenue for the brand. The model of ‘Agency of Return’ removes fake customer profiles, misinformed data, etc, which regularly limits the brand’s understanding of its diverse customers. NXT wants the brands it partners with to resonate with their . . .
SA MD Arshad Abba promoted to Global Vice-President of consulting powerhouse Global management consulting specialist the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Canback is targeting Africa for future growth as it expands its presence and makes key appointments in the region. The company recently promoted its South African MD, Arshad Abba, to one of 2 Vice-Presidents of its holding company EIU Canback Inc., responsible for Africa Canback, which is North America’s fastest growing consulting firm, now has core offices in Johannesburg, Boston, Chicago, London, Dubai, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore, and satellite offices in Tokyo, Mexico City, São Paulo and Jakarta. Canback has worked on the ground in 82 countries since its founding in 2005, helping clients draw reliable, fact-based conclusions through data-driven analysis. The elite management consulting and related services firm’s new drive is to deliver cutting edge management science, predictive analytics, and consumer market knowledge to more African companies as it entrenches its position in Sub-Saharan Africa Canback’s aim of being “managerially relevant-analytically robust” is central to what they do. EIU Canback was acquired by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2015. As part of the Economist Group, they share the same principles of independence and intellectual rigour. “We are committing a lot more resources to South Africa with a view to expanding across the region and will be making more senior appointments in coming months. We are excited about potential in the fast-moving consumer goods, retail, financial services, telecommunications and public-sector areas,” says Abba. With certain multinational consulting companies recently caught up in a storm following leaked emails over state capture in SA, Abba says it is important to create the highest possible levels of accountability when undertaking consulting in any market – but especially in emerging markets where higher reliance is placed on . . .
South Africa, July 24, 2017 – Rentorr is a dynamic online platform that brings together property owners, real estate players, vendors, people who want to rent a home, etc, in one space. It offers solutions that completely align with the realities of the 21st century. People can let, rent, carry out repairs, list a property, connect with thousands of homes without leaving the comfort of their home. It is a virtual world that takes away the complexity of manually searching for the things that will make you enjoy an ideal property experience. The platform serves the home owner by allowing him to screen, collect his rent and manage his property through this robust framework. Also, individuals who are interested in renting a home can choose from the thousands of options spread on the platform. Every area in South Africa is optimally covered by this top range website. Professionals such as Plumbers, electricians, carpenters, etc, can also be gotten through this system. You do not need to go through a rigorous process to handle anything that pertains to your property. RENTORR has made it possible to serve your needs as soon as you sign up in less than 10 seconds. It helps you save time, money and resource while delivering great value to every player in the South African property market. The powerful effects that anyone can enjoy through the unique range of service that this company gives are unparalleled. According to the CEO, he stated that ‘’Our vision is to build a company that does not just recognize the needs of the customers but thrives to work with systems to surpass our customers’ expectations.’’ He said that the company would keep delivering exceptional service due to their unique ability to feel the pulse of the market. The company is set to launch other amazing features on its channel that will completely revamp the way people operate in the property market. In view of the excitement that this platform is currently generating, there is an ongoing plan to . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 20 July 2017 – Servest recognises that small businesses are vital contributors to the health of the economy and to diversity of opportunity in our society. Small businesses boost productivity, increases competition and innovation; create employment and prosperity, and revitalises communities. Youth unemployment having risen in the first quarter puts South Africa’s youth unemployment rates are now at a chronic stage. The latest figures show that about 52% of South Africans between 15 and 34 were unemployed in the fourth quarter of 2016. Servest recognised that it has the perfect tool within their structure to make a difference and impact positively on the youth unemployment pandemic. This tool is enterprise development. Economic growth is critical to addressing unemployment, gender equality, health and other poverty-related issues worldwide. Enterprise development (ED) is an important tool and essential element to economic growth. In an article entitled Enterprise Development Made Easy by Raizcorp in 2011, they define enterprise development as investing time, knowledge and capital to help Small and Medium Enterprises establish, expand or improve businesses including empowering modest income-generating informal activities to grow and contribute to the local economy. In 2014, Servest established a Trust Fund and Non Profit Organisation, the Lesipho Trust which seeks to provide opportunities and Economic advancement to qualifying black South Africans, enterprises and communities thereby enabling them to become self-reliant and sustainable. It links enterprises to markets and to being preferred suppliers to Servest and Servest clients. Employees of Servest are actively involved in the development of beneficiaries in which they spend some of their time assisting the beneficiaries with training, development, coaching and mentoring. Through the Lesipho Trust there is an opportunity to establish black youth owned businesses . . .
Music-recognition app Shazam has teamed up with Nedbank to give South Africans a different perspective on the currency in their pockets. Music-recognition app Shazam has teamed up with Nedbank to give South Africans a different perspective on the currency in their pockets. The financial organisation's latest #SeeMoneyDifferently campaign is combining Shazam's smart visual recognition technology with storytelling and history in order to help South African users see money through different eyes. Storytelling with Shazam Based on the idea that the majority of South Africans will have a mobile phone and some cash in their pocket (cash usage is at 52.8% in the country), the Shazam-based application allows users to uncover financial inspiration by placing any note in front of their phone camera. When the app recognises the note and its denomination, it connects users to inspiring stories grown from that precise amount of money. From soccer stars and opera singers, to business moguls, every amazing journey and incredible achievement starts somewhere – and needs just a little investment to get the ball rolling. A R10 note may look like a stick of gum or a bottle of water to the everyday South African, but the #SeeMoneyDifferently campaign demonstrates clearly that from little things big things can grow. Why #SeeMoneyDifferently? But what goal lurks behind the push for South Africans to look at money in a different way? According to Shazam's South African representative Hannes Prinsloo, the project was all about “educating people that if they manage their money well it can make a real difference in their lives”. “South Africans have long struggled with the money-saving mentality. Our country has just entered a technical recession, we are seeing an increase in defaults in debt repayments, taxes have increased, and we need more small businesses to bolster the economy for us all.” A united front And it's not just Nedbank and Shazam who are working . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 16 July 2017 – Servest announced leading healthcare and pharmaceutical retailer Clicks has awarded Servest the contract to clean an additional 40 stores in the Western Cape. This award means that Servest will now provide cleaning services to every one of Clicks’ 500 stores in South Africa. Servest has successfully partnered with Clicks for the last two years, with the original mobilisation seeing Servest activate services across 417 stores in 14 days. Steve Wallbanks, Servest CEO, believes that the Servest partnership approach and advanced cleaning practices have been critical factors in this award and that it has further reinforced Servest's position as a leader in the retail cleaning environment. "The recent opening of our dedicated Cape Town Regional office will also provide Clicks with the necessary support to manage a contract of such a scale" said Steve. Servest currently employ over 4,500 people in the Cape Town area and planned expansion would see this double in the next 3-5 years, creating thousands of entry level, semi-skilled, supervisory and management positions across the city. Adding the 40 stores to the Clicks contract will result in 40 new positions being created in the Western Cape, the first of many as committed by management in May 2017. Following a landmark black economic empowerment deal with investment Holding company Kagiso Tiso Holdings, Servest is the largest, majority black-owned facilities management company on the African continent. The company has a significant presence in Africa and the United Kingdom with multicurrency earnings. Servest’s African operations are headquartered in Johannesburg and have a footprint in 10 African countries. The Group employs 50,000 staff; has over 20 000 sites; our services, which include integrated facilities management, cleaning, parking, catering, hygiene, office services and landscaping, touch the working lives of thousands of people employed by eminent . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 10 July 2017 – BelServest has partnered with Servest Camp Management Services, a highly experienced provider of camp management services for mining, construction and energy projects in southern Africa. We are proud to have been awarded a three year contract by Debswana for their Jwaneng Diamond Mine Camp. Servest Camp Management specialises in remote site projects providing a camp or village which really has to be a home away from home. The underlining philosophy is that every person who lives in these villages should be at home there. This guides the creation of comfortable and homely environments to which people are happy to return after a hard day’s work. BelServest will employ around 180 personnel, and with a future planned camp upgrade and expansion project, it is anticipated that this will grow to around 210 personnel within the next 18 months. A comprehensive project to upgrade the accommodation, and dining, kitchen and recreation facilities of the Jwaneng Mine residents ‘village started in November 2016 and will be completed by August 2019. BelServest employs one expatriate regional manager responsible for the area, and the balance of personnel are all Motswana nationals. The camp has been operated for the past 4 1/2 years under the Servest Botswana banner and now under BelServest. BelServest Facilities Management Botswana is a full-service facilities management company, with a unique offering. For some of our clients we provide focused corporate advisory and business intelligence services; for others the all-encompassing management of a complete facility. Majority owned by a Motswana citizens group, BelServest FM has in-depth local knowledge and insight, with service delivery bolstered by our association with the Servest Group and its multinational track record. BelServest FM is 51% owned by a Motswana citizen group and 49% by Servest Multiservice Group Botswana. Through this partnership, our clients benefit . . .
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