Press Releases

  • Pieter Niemand appointed to head up Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)

    Pieter Niemand stepped in as Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) this month (July). Niemand has been involved in the motor industry for 10 years. “I was very fortunate to start my working career under the guidance of the late Dr Anton Rupert, an Industrialist and a phenomenal business personality. He believed in specific business principals and I

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  • Beware the danger of driving with worn shocks

    Worn shock absorbers seriously compromise a car’s handling and safety on the road. But because shock absorbers wear out gradually, motorists often adjust unconsciously to the change in their vehicle’s handling, unaware of the danger they’re in due to the efficiency of vital components being compromised. “It’s essential that motorists be aware of how dangerous worn shocks can be and

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  • Strategic seating to maximise employee performance

    When productivity in the workplace is highlighted most organisations immediately think about rewards, incentives, education and training, but while these traditional approaches develop employee’s skills and enrich their work experience, they often miss a far more cost-effective solution – the correct seating design. Research performed as a collaboration between Cornerstone OnDemand, a global leader in cloud-based talent management software, and

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  • Beat work blues with innovative design

    The environment that people operate in at work has a significant effect on how well they perform, says Hassan Shaikh, founder of Revolve, a specialist corporate and retail interior design strategy agency. “If you take a simple example of a person working at a cutting-edge marketing company with a fresh interior space with lots of natural light and easy access

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  • Rejuvenating inner cities but at what expense?

    The big push towards inner city urbanisation has gained momentum globally over the last couple of years with a strong focus on brownfield sites – existing buildings – and repurposing these buildings into mixed-use spaces. Hassan Shaikh, founder of Revolve, a specialist corporate and retail interior design strategy agency says that in SA the rejuvenation of existing buildings is preferable

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  • Zimbabwe’s FBC Insurance targets growth with SSP’s Pure Insurance platform

    FBC Insurance has chosen to support the growth of its Zimbabwean general insurance business in line with its strategic objectives using SSP’s digital insurance platform, SSP Pure Insurance. SSP Pure Insurance is a flexible end-to-end core insurance system for all lines of business and all channels. As a single solution with consistent best practice processes for policy administration, claims management,

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  • Get on board – Right to Repair campaign goes social

    The Right to Repair campaign is going social and rallying up support from industry stakeholders and the public. “The Right to Repair campaign directly affects consumers who are being denied the right to have their vehicle repaired at a workshop of their choice. We believe now is the time to give consumers a voice and our social media channels are

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  • Section 21 company formed to champion Right to Repair campaign

    The Right2Repair campaign has been given another boost with the formation of Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA), a Section 21, not-for-profit company, specifically formed to champion the Right to Repair campaign initially launched in 2013. Richard Clarke, chairperson of R2RSA, says industry stakeholders believe the formation of this new company is just what the campaign needs. “The Right to

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  • Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest-growing – health crisis of our time

    There may be as many as 4.6 million people in South Africa living with diabetes, and possibly the same number at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing and life-limiting complications unless they receive the care and the support they need to manage their condition well. Grant Newton, CEO of the Centre for Diabetes

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  • Fat but fit? You have less chance of having a heart attack

    South Africa has the third highest incidence of heart disease in the world – in fact, every 10 minutes, a South African has a heart attack and a fatal heart attack occurs every 45 minutes. Andrew Heilbrunn, from the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology’s Biokinetic Centre in Johannesburg, says inactivity and low physical fitness contribute substantially to increasing rates of

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  • CDE Club App – first free information and support App for people with diabetes

    The most important person in the management of diabetes is the person living with diabetes. For this reason, the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE) has launched its CDE Club App to assist people with diabetes by providing valuable information, a tool to track progress and even earn rewards. “The majority of diabetes care is self-administered. For example, people with

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  • Sugar is more dangerous than gunpowder

    The estimated mortality from diabetes was 5 million people in 2015, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). This far exceeds the estimated deaths from war and violence.  “Yuval Noah Harari could not have been more accurate in his book Homo Deus when he said that sugar is more dangerous than gunpowder!” says Dr Larry Distiller, Specialist Physician/Endocrinologist and Principal

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