UD Trucks: Blending two cultures

The global reach of the automotive sector remains vibrant, while demand for trucks on the African Continent is as buoyant as ever. Among the leading brands across the globe, UD Trucks has a strong brand, build on reliability and even the name lends itself to that ethos – UD standing for Ultimate Dependability. But the…

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

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…

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

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…

Development Bank of Southern Africa: A positive approach to financing change

African nations continue to strive for a level playing field with other parts of the world, when it comes to socio-economic development. The role of institutions like the Development Bank of Southern Africa play an integral part in providing economic impetus for change. The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) was established in 1983 to…

Aspen Nutritionals: Operational excellence on a global scale

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,…