City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality: Building a sustainable economy on a bedrock of integrity

City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality: Building a sustainable economy on a bedrock of integrity

in Construction, Features, Infrastructure

Johannesburg is not only the financial and commercial heart of South Africa, but also represents one of the most powerful economic centres on the African Continent. Covering an area of over 1,644 square kilometres, the Metropolitan area is the most densely populated and urbanised municipality in South Africa, home to over 3.8 million people. That […]

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality: The catalyst for a thriving economic community

in Features, Infrastructure

Municipalities across South Africa face a stream of socio-economic challenges, with sustainability high on the list of priorities. In Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, a series of shrewd projects is helping to improve the way of life for over 800,000 people. Buffalo City is a metropolitan municipality situated on the east coast of Eastern Cape Province and encompasses the towns […]

Aspen Nutritionals: Operational excellence on a global scale

in Healthcare

The pharmaceutical industry is one of constant change, strict regulatory rules and mergers and acquisitions. Within Africa, the largest pharmaceutical manufacturer is Aspen Group, a company with a worldwide reach and its fair share of acquisitions. According to the Aspen Nutritionals website, Aspen has an extensive global presence and is represented in 47 countries including South Africa, […]

City of Cape Town Municipality: Advancing socio-economic development in a challenging environment

in Construction, Features, Infrastructure

Cape Town is set in one of the most evocative settings on the planet. Overlooked by Table Mountain, the city has the most spectacular backdrop and according to the last census in 2011, is home to over 3.7 million people. Cape Town first received local self-government in 1839, with the promulgation of a municipal ordinance […]

Aveng Manufacturing: The pros and cons of globalisation

in Features, Manufacturing

The effects of globalisation are far-reaching and can impact positively or adversely on a business. In October of 2016, Aveng, the listed construction and engineering group, reported that operating conditions in South Africa and other markets in sub-Saharan Africa, Australasia and south-east Asia remained difficult because of the continued global economic downturn and associated intense […]

Alexandria Container and Cargo

in Features, Manufacturing, Transport

Globalisation has brought an enormous sense of change and opportunity to ports around the world. In Egypt, maritime trade has always been an important element to the economy, with Alexandria Container & Cargo Handling Company providing materials handling expertise for over thirty years. We were recently privileged to catch up with Admiral Mamdouh Deraz, Chairman […]

Airports Company South Africa Spotlight

in Transport

The intrinsic link between airports and the fortunes of a company’s commerce and tourism cannot be underplayed. With international air travel becoming a hugely competitive arena, South Africa has taken action, as it bids to strengthen its position in global markets. In early 2017, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) announced that it is set to […]