Sustainable sanitation solutions should be considered to expand decent sanitation to all as we observe World Toilet Day
The United Nations has declared 19 November to be World Toilet Day. It is estimated that 2.5 billion people in the world do not have access to proper sanitation. In fact, more people in the world have a mobile phone than a toilet. According to Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) approximately 3.1% of people in South […]
The maritime economy has immense potential to rev up the economy and stimulate job creation
When the Dutch East Indian Company was mandated to map a route to India around the tip of Africa some 400 years ago, nobody would have anticipated the latent future economic potential that South Africa’s 2 800 kilometre coastline, which straddles three oceans – the Indian Ocean to the east, the southern ocean to the […]
Facilities management can enhance the tourism industry
During an economic downturn, facilities management is often regarded as excess to requirements, an operational cost that many companies scale down. Webb Meko, Managing Director, Integrated Solutions at Servest says, “While hard-pressed industries may make immediate savings from scaling down facilities management, they will probably incur even more costs resulting from rapidly depreciating assets.” The […]
An integrated approach to facilities management, and its benefits
We live in a complex and chaotic environment, where competitive advantage is temporary and continuous improvements are just not enough. Our world is being pushed by a constant drive to show our worth and capability; to prove the contributions that we can make towards driving business, and our ability to distinctly improve a client’s business […]
Thami Moatshe is the new Group Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions Director and one of the first female executives at Servest, one of the leading black-owned facilities management companies on the African continent, employing 24 000 people across multiple African countries, with 11 110 sites. She holds a Master’s degree in Management in Finance and […]
Women in leadership: From humble beginnings to driving industry growth
Securing a job traditionally entails sending a CV to a prospective employer and being called to an interview. Takalane Khashane’s career journey started differently – frustrated with attending a number of interviews and being informed that she didn’t have enough experience for the job, she took it upon herself to write directly to the CEO […]
Women in leadership: a different perspective on starting a career
Lungile Langa, new group Human Resources (HR) director at Servest shares some leadership insights Unemployed graduates and aspiring women professionals can draw inspiration from Lungile Langa, Servest’s new group human resources (HR) director, who refused to wallow in despair after graduating with a BA degree Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand. For five years […]
An opinion article by Abubakr Hattas, Group Business Improvement Specialist. In yesteryear, a man’s (person’s) word was sacred and could be relied on, as it was based upon the honour of the parties for its fulfilment, rather than being in any way enforceable. The act of shaking hands and what is called, a ‘gentleman’s agreement’, was a way […]
To innovate is to regenerate and integrate, not eliminate – by Kabeer Ismail, Sales Director.
In his foreword in the ISS 2020 Vision Report on the Future of Service Management, Roy Osarogiagbon, Services Professional states “that people need services and they need the human connection that comes with it.