Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies brings their innovations to a town close to you in Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa’s leading dental consumables and equipment supplier, Dentsply Sirona, is proud to bring dental innovations that you can rely on into the practices of Pietermartizburg, Ladysmith and Newcastle. This is in line with their brand promise of empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer and faster dental care. The company is well-known for enabling dentists across the country to deliver the best possible dental care to their patients, as well as providing top line dental equipment such as top of the line CAD/CAMs, CBCTs and Treatment Centres ( Made In Germany). They also ensure that dental practitioners have access to world-class Endodontics, Restorative and Preventative materials. The company will be showcasing the ground breaking CEREC technology and will host a master class to educate practitioners on how to use it, as well as introducing WaveOne ©Gold family, another leading dental care system providing a single-file reciprocating technique for shaping root canals. On the back of this, Dentsply Sirona will also introduce its new direct sales platform, which will provide dentists with the opportunity to maximise on the spend of their practice by tailoring personalised product offers and bundles and unlock rewards. The Dentsply Sirona Regional Team, led by Allan Hodgson and the local Dentsply Sirona representatives will also be present to introduce and provide assistance on using the company’s new sales platform. Dentsply Sirona is committed to innovation and education, and to investing in the local dentistry field by growing the industry and making both dentists and patients aware of the benefits of good oral hygiene. The Dentsply Sirona team will be at the African Enterprise Conference, Pietermaritzburg on Monday 20 August 2018, the Royal Hotel, Ladysmith on . . .
Polyflor SA used the glamorous setting of the Melrose Arch Gallery in Sandton, Johannesburg, as the backdrop to their launch of Palettone PUR – Polyflor’s new range of spectacularly colourful, homogenous flooring collection. “We were inspired by this range’s beautiful palette of colours and felt that an artistic, colourful environment such as an art gallery would be the ideal setting to introduce this new range of floors to our customers, sales staff and the media,” says Tandy Coleman, CEO of Polyflor SA. According to Tandy, Polyflor has spent the past 4 years delving into the psychology, philosophy and trends of colour in every aspect of our world. The psychology of colour and the new and different ways in which complimentary and contrasting colours are being used where we live, work and play, have resulted in in-depth studies aimed at determining the effects of colour and how to use them, which colours stimulate thinking and concentration, which are soothing and restful and if colours help inspire thinking or create a feeling of wellbeing. In choosing colours for Palettone, the Polyflor product design team started with 200 colours. However, taking all their research into account and focussing on the colours that stem from nature, they settled on 7 colour palettes comprising a total of 50 different shades – including classic neutrals, soothing pastels and daring brights. Each Palettone design is made up of a solid colour base and complementary toned highlights. The collection includes shades designed to inspire commercial project with their aptly named titles such as Lunar Landscape, Festival Field, Faded Denim, Sugar Candy, Cayenne Heat and China Clay. Explains Tandy: “This floor is truly suitable for use in any area of design - from healthcare to education, retail to commercial. Designed for contemporary interior design schemes in commercial, leisure, retail, education, healthcare and office projects, the durable Palettone sheet vinyl flooring . . .
The people behind the facilities management business - Thuli Masuku speaks her mind on what matters to her most in driving strategic human resources Thuli Masuku, the HR Director for Landscaping and Turf at Servest is seasoned enough to affect, yet is energetic enough to bring effect, by boldly leveraging capabilities of colleagues, be it managers or entry level colleagues. Having herself learned the ropes from the likes of Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership South Africa’s (BLSA) CEO, who she worked with at another organisation early in her career, of whom she says, had no dividing line in respect of hierarchy. She says the same of her current CEO, Steve Wallbanks, who saw her potential and entrusted this role to her. “It is your early mentors who set the tone for the rest of your career”, says Thuli. “It makes all the difference when you learn to follow in the footsteps of a great leader”, she says. Thuli’s portfolio includes the entire HR value chain, which is recruitment and selection, HR administration, training and development, industrial relations, performance and talent management, transformation, and industry standards (ISO). Despite the mammoth task, Thuli graciously dismisses the sole responsibility of the job, saying that every manager of people has an HR role to play. This she does, by going back to basics and following the 70-20-10 model of development - it is clear that Thuli places much emphasis on mentorship and on-the-job training. Training and Development is also a big deal within Servest, “the industry is highly competitive and we are more than just a-man- on- the- bakkie”, she says. She describes the Services SETA programmes as highly effective, in developing their colleagues into qualified Horticulturalists and Artisans. “Continuously re-inventing oneself through development programmes does not only empower you, but allows you to grow to your full potential in working towards better prospects”. To this effect, Servest therefore . . .
[Johannesburg, 20 July 2018] – While there’s been much debate about the bank’s new logo, the actual task of rolling out Absa’s vision across hundreds of OOH sites had print solutions companies and their partners burning oil day and night. Solethu Brand Engineers (SBE) gives some insights into what it takes to help change a brand in 10 days. “A project of this magnitude is split over various service providers,” says MD, Robyn Fischer. “Our part was to supply PVC, mesh and other materials for a rollout to a variety of sites in Gauteng and surrounding areas.” Ink, hours and caffeine To successfully project manage] the flow of various artworks from agencies to the creation of the final products (ready for installation) one requires significant experience and capabilities – not only in the available type of facility, machinery and materials but, also and most critically, scalability and skillset of people-power to see it through. “The Absa job required nearly 10 days of round-the-clock work from the SBE team,” says Fischer. “In producing billboards and other iconic OOH sites we used significant volumes of ink, 30 rugby fields of material, over 4 000 production hours and burned through countless cups of coffee – the job required all hands on deck without affecting our other projects . . . I am thankful to the SBE team and our partners for helping us successfully complete all work over this time.” Getting things done With its new logo and brand rollout, Absa is hoping to express a new identity as an entrepreneurial, digitally-led bank with deep knowledge of African markets (with global scalability) . . . with Africanacity their “bespoke” word that “embodies the distinctly African ability to always find a way to get things done." “We echo that sentiment,” says Fischer. “From SBEs perspective we’ve always considered ourselves a company that innovates by nature and delivers on-point – whatever (and wherever) it is needed. Big or small we aim to . . .
By Sandile Mbulawa (Head: Resource Finance) The positive outlook for the copper sector bodes well for Zambia and its copper mines with copper comprising around 60% of the country’s total exports, while the country is expected to produce more than 1 million tonnes of the metal this year. Mining companies such as Canadian-based First Quantum Minerals (FQM) are expanding their copper mines to cater for expected growing demand particularly from the Chinese market, a major driver of consumption. The outlook for copper has not always been so positive with the sector experiencing prices as low as US$2/lb in 2016, compared to a peak spot price of $3.30/lb in 2018 so far. The copper price rose by 30% in 2017, however, the price has softened somewhat of late alongside a strengthening US dollar. The longer-term outlook is buoyed by lower mining costs, and global undersupply caused to a large extent by demand from China’s power and infrastructure sectors and increasingly by rising electric vehicle production globally. The engine used in conventional cars usually contains about 20kg of copper while engines in an electric car contain copper weighing about 80kg. Some forecasts expect refined copper to register a deficit of 251 000 tonnes in 2018 and remain undersupplied until 2023. Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) identified an opportunity to offer FQM debt funding by co-arranging a $400m term facility for its subsidiary Kalumbila Minerals. RMB participated for $100m in the facility which is repayable over three years, with the option to extend for another two years. The facility, finalised at the beginning of this year, was structured to fit within the group’s corporate capital structure which includes $6.0bn of bonds with various maturities and was tailored to dovetail with the FQM corporate facility provided in 2017. The facility provides the group with additional cash as it grows its business further, taking into consideration the positive long-term growth outlook for the . . .
PDT wins Hypervsn™ partner status and rights to bring 3D holographic technology to South Africa. [Johannesburg, 04 July 2018] – Hypervsn™ (by Kino-mo) is a cutting-edge visual solution for creating, managing and displaying unique 3D video content with holographic effect. “Hypervsn™ is a cutting-edge visual solution for creating, managing and displaying unique 3D video content,” says Cornel van Lingen, PDT CEO. “We are always looking at new technologies and solutions that deliver that “wow” factor in terms of campaign capabilities, usability and practical applications. Partnering with Kino-mo is a logical (and exciting) step forward, helping us deliver on our brand promise to support client ambitions through cutting-edge innovations.” About Kino-mo’s Hypervsn™ solution Kino-mo is an award-winning British company developing hi-tech visual solutions. The company is backed by Sir Richard Branson and Mark Cuban, with its Hypervsn™ solution receiving an array of awards including Top 3 British Innovations of the Year. Over and above the obvious benefits to businesses in the retail and entertainment industries, Kino-mo’s Hypervsn™ technology offers practical applications for Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Automotive industries. The company was named among World’s 10 Most Impressive Technologies by Mashable and USA Today. PDTs Partner Status In order to qualify as a Hypervsn™ partner, PDT had to provide evidence of proven ability to deliver on a host of technical and operational competencies. “Kino-mo is strongly committed to launch Hypervsn™ technology and grow its footprint in South Africa,” says Kino-mo Co-founder, Art Stavenka. “We are thrilled that PDT will be bringing their profound experience and leadership to our global partnership network.” Commenting on the partnership, PDT Hypervsn™ Product Owner, John Paul Higgins said; “Over our 15 plus years’ existence we have seen many technologies come and go, we believe Kino-mo is . . .
Photo: The journey of Kahns Jewellers started in 1980’s in Rondebosch in the hands of two brothers. Later, the company moved to Table View and continued to flourish. The speciality of Kahns Jewellers lies in manufacturing of unique jewellery pieces loved by everyone. Earrings: On the official website of Kahns Jewellers you will find images of beautiful, simple and magnificent rings displayed. Different styles of earrings like hoop, dangler, drop, tear-drop, semi-hoop and studs all manufactured by the jewellery design company. Armwear: Charm bracelets, slap bracelets, cuff bracelets, beaded bracelets, link bracelets, multi-strand bracelets. All this you will find at Kahns Jewellers. You can add a charm to your silver or gold chain bracelet to give a personal touch to the piece. Cuff bracelets are another style you can try with different outfits. Neckwear: Pendants of different designs and styles are available at Kahns Jewellers and they are usually made from white gold, rose gold or yellow gold. Platinum and silver are also popular at the store. You can choose from hamsa sepia pendant, heart pendant, angel wing pendant, butterfly pendant, star pendant and many others at Kahns Jewellers. Rings: The portfolio of Kahns Jewellers also contains several beautiful and unique designed rings that will capture your imagination. Now, you can choose a wedding ring, love bands or a ring for all occasions from Kahns Jewellers from anywhere provided you have an internet connection. Sapphire and diamond rings, onyx rings as well as Mokume Gane rings are wildly popular at the jewellery designing and manufacturing company. Mokume Range: The Mokume Gane range at Kahns Jewellers will simply fascinate you. All the Mokume Gane rings are unique in design and are quite affordable. Silver/gold and copper alloy, and even palladium are the main constituents of these types of rings. Gold Range: You can change your appearance by simply wearing a simple yet elegant gold chain . . .
Polyflor SA has helped transform the Domestic Departure Lounge of Lanseria International Airport into a modern-looking, yet warm and functional space that is in with leading airports around the world. Preparing for growth One of only two privately owned international airports in South Africa, Lanseria is located in the north of Johannesburg. This internationally accredited airport opened its doors for the first time in 1974 and has since then undergone numerous expansion and renovation projects. More than 2 million passengers passed through the airport in 2017, and this number is expected to grow to just over four million by 2022. Transforming Domestic Departure Lounge “The decision was taken to revamp the Domestic Departure Lounge in order to enhance the comfort and experience of the airport’s growing number of passengers. We originally had heavy-duty, commercial nylon carpet tiles installed in the lounge area. However, with the increase in foot traffic, these carpet tiles soon began to look old and worn. Even with our regular maintenance and cleaning efforts, the floors no longer matched the modern-looking, clean image we were introducing in the rest of the airport. It was time to literally rip up the old and bring in the new,” According to Trevor Teegler, Deputy Executive Manager: Operations at Lanseria International Airport. A floor that offers beauty, strength and easy maintenance for years to come Polyflor SA is a leading supplier of homogeneous, heterogeneous, safety, acoustic, rubber, woven vinyl and designer luxury vinyl tile products and has a well-earned reputation for the best, high quality flooring suitable for commercial purpose. “When selecting a floor for a busy commercial area like an airport, there are a number of important aspects that need to be taken into consideration. Aesthetics aside, a floor must be able to withstand heavy foot traffic and abuse by suitcases and trolley wheels. It must able to reduce or dampen noise . . .
The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturer’s Association (SAPPMA) has welcomed Polyflo Piping (Pty) Ltd as a new member. Based in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, Polyflo’s primary area of business is the extrusion of HDPE pipes which they supply primarily to the civil and irrigation markets. The company opened its doors for the first time in 2016 and was awarded the SATAS mark last year. "It was important for us to join SAPPMA in light of the fact that our customers were demanding it of us. They recognise the SAPPMA brand is an assurance of quality and standards and it gives them peace of mind. Being able to display the Association’s logo on our products will also be a major benefit to our company and will allow us to tender for projects where SAPPMA membership is included in the specifications," reports Charles Samuel, a Director at Polyflo Piping. Welcoming the new members, SAPPMA Chief Executive Officer, Jan Venter says: “It is our mission to create absolute customer confidence in the Plastics Pipe Industry, thereby ensuring long term sustainability and dynamic growth for our industry. In an era where pipe manufacturers are tempted to look for ways to cut corners and compromise on standards and quality for the sake of making a bigger profit, is heartening to see companies such as Polyflo who are willing to agree to the SAPPMA Code of Conduct by only producing and marketing top quality products that are fully compliant to all relevant standards and specifications”. For more information, visit www.sappma.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
In the wake of recent communication sent to the South African paint industry by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) regarding plans to ban the import of all leads, the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is proud to confirm that all lead and chrome pigments have been eliminated from locally-manufactured PVC products. One of the key areas of SAVA’S Product Stewardship Commitment (PSC), has been the phasing out of potentially dangerous or hazardous heavy metals from the PVC production process. Other objectives of SAVA’S Product Stewardship Commitment include: 1. A commitment to the responsible and sustainable vinyl recycle programme that quantifies the opportunity for recycling in post-production and post-consumer waste and sets realistic and sustainable goals. 2. Ensuring open and effective communication with industry role players, the public and government in order to correct perceptions about the science, reality and local applicability of PVC. 3. Ensuring industry health through product, market and application opportunities, thereby improving human capital and overall growth, prosperity and sustainability of the vinyl industry. 4. Ensuring a fully functional industry initiative that adds value to both members and the industry by growing a sustainable membership base with an effective marketing plan. SAVA believes that raw material suppliers, product manufacturers, product distributors and consumers are joint stewards for the responsible and sustainable production, use and disposal of PVC products. By signing our PSC, our members voluntarily commit themselves to ensuring that all heavy metal additives are removed from their workplace environments, as well as to reaching the highest possible product quality standards and environmentally friendly production processes and materials. They are bound to an open disclosure commitment and are required to supply general data related to a specific commitment to an independent auditor. The . . .