Productivity SA successfully kicked off their FREE BUSINESS START-UP WORKSHOP series in Cape Town recently. This practical and interactive workshop – free to SAMBRA members – aims to cultivate productive behaviour and distribute productivity competencies among SMMEs, with discussion points including:
UPDATE: The deadline for the Hollard Review Tender Process been extended to 12 September. If you do not submit your applications by this date, you will not be considered for Hollard Approved Repairer status.
Article published on risksa.com: Santam reported a 10 per cent increase in gross written premiums, excluding cell captive insurance business, despite difficult market conditions, and a net underwriting margin of 7.4 per cent. This is above the long-term target range of four per cent to six per cent.
RMI and its volunteer partners have commenced with the process to find a South African Competitor to represent South African in each of the respective trades at the 2015 Brazil WorldSkills Competition. The RMI is the custodian of the WorldSkills Competition for the three automotive trades: Automotive Technology (Mechanics), Autobody Repairs (Panelbeating) and Car Painting (Spraypainting).
MIBCO are there to help and Road Shows are currently underway in a town near you.
Both employers and employees are welcome to attend and we urge all SAMBRA members to make use of this valuable opportunity.
The Hollard Review Tender Process has begun. Please follow the following instructions carefully and be sure to register and submit your application by 8 September.
World Skills competitor and spray painting apprentice, Monique Swanepoel, was recently interviewed in the Western Cape edition of Post Matric magazine, a publication aimed at exposing learners to a wide variety of career options.
Read more about her interesting career choice and the exciting world of colour and creativity within the motor industry.
John Hempel from RMI4OHS will be conducting a series of Occupational Health & Safety workshops around the country in September and October. Please register for the course nearest to you and ensure that your company adheres to the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
South African Automotive Week takes place in Johannesburg between 13 and 17 October 2014. One of the highlights in the motor industry, SA Automotive Week sees a gathering of industry peers and focuses on stimulating trade and partnership opportunities in manufacturing and the related sector.
(Originally published on 24 July 2014 on fin24, written by David van Rooyen)
Alexander Forbes returned to the JSE in July 2014, after private equity investors delisted the financial services group in 2007. By the early afternoon it was one of the busiest shares on the JSE in terms of volume and one of the top ten shares in terms value. Alexander Forbes issued new shares in an initial public offering at R7.50 per share, which enabled the company to raise R3.7bn and put its market value at about R10bn.