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Facilities management can enhance the tourism industry

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 […]

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An integrated approach to facilities management, and its benefits

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 […]

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Women in leadership: a journey in finance

Women in leadership: a journey in finance

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 […]

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Women in leadership: From humble beginnings to driving industry growth

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 […]

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Women in leadership: a different perspective on starting a career

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 […]

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Servest Integrated Facilities Management Solutions Put to the Test

Servest Integrated Facilities Management Solutions Put to the Test

In the current economy, cost optimisation is a major focus for companies across the globe.

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The Cleaning Industry must be Professionalised

The Cleaning Industry must be Professionalised

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution, how we got here and what it means for the Facilities Management Industry

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, how we got here and what it means for the Facilities Management Industry

The theme for this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland is Globalisation 4.0.: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Twenty Nineteen, Plenty to Thrive in, Enterprise Development That is

Twenty Nineteen, Plenty to Thrive in, Enterprise Development That is

Enterprise Development (ED) and Supplier Development (E&SD) is one of the most current government and private sector driven programs.

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High Season in South Africa – Holiday for Some, Hard Work for Others

High Season in South Africa – Holiday for Some, Hard Work for Others

December 2018 has come and gone and we find ourselves in January 2019. This however does not mean the end of the holiday period in South Africa.

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Giving Service Level Agreements Perspective

Giving Service Level Agreements Perspective

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 […]

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Health & Safety Principles, More Than Just a Document

Health & Safety Principles, More Than Just a Document

The forthcoming World quality day, which is acknowledged annually, is about the quality management of organisations putting in place competent systems.

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Servest releases results of its 2018-2019 Facilities Management Market Analysis Survey

Servest releases results of its 2018-2019 Facilities Management Market Analysis Survey

Servest has conducted its first annual Facilities Management (FM) survey to assess the market,

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Demystifying SHEQ

Demystifying SHEQ

SHEQ management, is a technical field that applies to several disciplines for compliance and continued.

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling in the Facilities Management House

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in the Facilities Management House

Servest’s Group Head of Marketing, Farhaana Mohidien left the banking industry to join the facilities management (FM) industry because she needed more multiplicity in her job. 

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The People Behind The Facilities Management Business

The People Behind The Facilities Management Business

Thuli Masuku, the HR Director for Landscaping and Turf at Servest is seasoned enough to affect, yet is energetic enough to bring effect, by boldly leveraging capabilities of colleagues

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Setting the bar for South African Standards in the workplace

Setting the bar for South African Standards in the workplace

Forbes magazine by Jeanne Meister, ‘the global facility management (FM) market will be worth 1 trillion USD by 2025 – and that’s just that which is outsourced

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Making Public Private Partnerships (PPP) work for you.

Making Public Private Partnerships (PPP) work for you.

The PPP model began to be considered by the South African Government as one of the methods to deliver infrastructure projects in the 1990’s.

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KaChing, continues to take the hassle out of paid parking

KaChing, continues to take the hassle out of paid parking

Just over seven months ago, KaChing was launched at the Mall of Africa, which follows its pilot launch at a few smaller malls, such as Melrose Arch, Thrupps and Morningside Shopping Centres.

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To innovate is to regenerate and integrate, not eliminate – by Kabeer Ismail, Sales Director.

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.

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Changes in Facilities Management – Trends and progression, by Steve Wallbanks, CEO Servest South Africa

Changes in Facilities Management – Trends and progression, by Steve Wallbanks, CEO Servest South Africa

Facilities abilities, has grown from a mix array of isolated services that was perceived to be menial tasks performed by, ‘unskilled labour’, to a fully-fledged, service offering par excellence.

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Labour unrest and industrial action in the South African workplace

Labour unrest and industrial action in the South African workplace

Taking a closer look at dealing effectively with South Africa’s massive unemployment problem and the harmful effects of frequent strikes on productivity and economic growth…

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What do clients look for when choosing a Facilities Management partner?

What do clients look for when choosing a Facilities Management partner?

The Facilities Management (FM) industry in South Africa is facing many challenges. In a country where unemployment sits at a staggering 16.17 million….

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Reality of the Water Crisis Hitting Home for South African Businesses and People Alike

Reality of the Water Crisis Hitting Home for South African Businesses and People Alike

The City of Cape Town has reported that the infamous “Day Zero”, when municipal water supply will largely be shut off is fast approaching and is expected to become a reality in the first half of 2018.

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Security and the Role It Plays In the Growth of the Mining Sector

Security and the Role It Plays In the Growth of the Mining Sector

South Africa is a world leader in the mining and processing of mineral resources. The South African mining market can be divided into six major sector.

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