October 2012 Archives

Nungu

Saaf

Bee123

Group-five

Realyst

Empowerdex

Besca

kyocera

datacentrix

Aidc

PKF

African-p

Protea

Transnet

Bizfarm

GMLS

eTradex

Telkom SA SOC Ltd

CH Africa

ZYCUS

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Since its creation, more than 10 million people from 102 countries have participated in entrepreneurial-related activities during the Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Launched this year the Enterprise Development Expo 2012 will be acknowledging and delivering on the mandate of Global Entrepreneurship through the events objectives .

Core Freight

Supply Chain Coach

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One of the key talking points in the procurement industry right now is Sustainability & “Green” Sourcing. Companies are now being held accountable for the actions of their suppliers and there are no longer excuses for irresponsible behaviour within supply chains.

Issues such as pollution, labour mistreatment, or sub-par quality testing have created a strong focus to not only measure suppliers more broadly, but also to identify and develop smaller suppliers who can be partners in developing “green”, sustainable products.

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Former defence minister Lindiwe Sisulu has delivered on her promise to achieve the first unqualified audit report for the defence department in 18 years, but her successor’s face graces the defence annual report tabled in Parliament.

Gibbs

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Without an expenditure management facility in its arsenal a Travel Management Company (TMC) can only provide a client organisation with post-travel recommendations to improve its travel policy, rendering the ability to manage wasteful or excessive expenditure (read budget control) relatively ineffective, Tracey Shaw of Traveluxion tells SmartProcurement.

Clients expect a TMC to roll out cost savings initiatives, source the best deals and ensure policy compliance. To that end it must also promote more responsible ‘traveller behaviour’ in terms of costs, savings and policy compliance.

Property Point

Business Intelligent

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The title of this article may have misled the reader into thinking that this is a futuristic, science fiction discussion. Rather it is a look at the reality of South Africa’s current ‘two economic universes’, explored to by Clem Sunter, legendary futurist, strategist and visionary in a recent column (News 24).

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