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Measures companies should be taking to ensure safety and hygiene practices during the Covid-19 pandemic

Measures companies should be taking to ensure safety and hygiene practices during the Covid-19 pandemic

Tuesday, November 02, 2020 Covid-19 has disrupted the way in which we live and work, and the cleaning and hygiene industries are playing a crucial role in helping businesses and individuals to cope with the impact of the pandemic. As businesses open and people gradually return to work, now more than ever, the need to […]

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The impact of Covid-19 on seafarers and the South African maritime sector

The impact of Covid-19 on seafarers and the South African maritime sector

Tuesday, November 03, 2020 The impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the global over USD$ 200 billion maritime sector has been devastating throughout the industry’s value chain. According to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the professionalism and sacrifice of the two million seafarers who serve on the world’s merchant fleets. […]

Post Covid-19, digitisation will no longer be optional but an indispensable operational requirement

Post Covid-19, digitisation will no longer be optional but an indispensable operational requirement

October, 10, 2020 The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has to a large extent served as a catalyst to accelerate the adoption of smart technologies in several industries and in social life. Driven by self-preservation, many organisations scurried to adopt smart applications to mitigate the devastating impact of Covid-19 on their businesses. For organisations that […]

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Servest walks away with 14 awards from the 2020 SALI Awards

Servest walks away with 14 awards from the 2020 SALI Awards

September, 02, 2020 Integrated facilities management company – Servest has won 14 awards for landscaping projects that it entered in the South African Landscapers Institute (SALI) awards of excellence for 2020. The awards included the overall trophy award for best landscape maintenance site, seven double gold awards, three gold awards and three silver awards. Servest […]

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To turn SA into a maritime powerhouse will require more women to actively participate in the industry

To turn SA into a maritime powerhouse will require more women to actively participate in the industry

September, 02, 2020 A paradigm shift is required in the maritime industry that will make education and experience equal barometers for promotion in order to escalate the number of women participants in this sector. Despite the strides that other industries have made to accelerate the advancement of women, the maritime industry has so far managed […]

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Proliferation of unverified companies seeking to make a quick buck out of the Covid-19 outbreak may cost consumers dearly

Proliferation of unverified companies seeking to make a quick buck out of the Covid-19 outbreak may cost consumers dearly

The outbreak of the coronavirus and the heightened hygienic protocols required to curb further transmission of the pandemic has led to a proliferation of opportunistic cleaning companies using cleaning material that is unsubstantiated and often poses a danger to consumers,” says Takalane Khashane, Managing Director of the Cleaning Division at Servest. The warning by Africa’s […]

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Mentorships will help fast track efforts towards grooming a new pool of women in finance

Mentorships will help fast track efforts towards grooming a new pool of women in finance

We continue to hear the lament about the low numbers of women CEOs, CFOs, and women in finance or in leadership and decision-making positions. Yet South Africa has some of the most stringent laws on gender empowerment – on paper. The question remains, why do we still battle in meeting our empowerment targets and bridging […]

Psychological well-being is crucial as colleagues go back to work

Psychological well-being is crucial as colleagues go back to work

August, 11, 2020 Millions of workers are trickling back to work as the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased and preparing the workplace to receive them should go beyond just disinfection. That’s the call from Lungile Mkhize, Group Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) Manager at Integrated Facilities management company, Servest, who says employers must make […]

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Covid-19 is ushering in new workplace layouts for 21st-century employees

Covid-19 is ushering in new workplace layouts for 21st-century employees

August, 11, 2020 Stemming the spread of the corona virus (Covid-19) pandemic has necessitated a new reality in the layout of workspaces. The status quo of pre-Covid-19 workplace layouts is no longer applicable as companies are required to strike a balance between applying social distancing protocols and maintaining exceptionally high hygiene and safety standards, and […]

Digitisation Presents – Work & Entrepreneurial Opportunities For Youth

Digitisation Presents – Work & Entrepreneurial Opportunities For Youth

July, 06, 2020 The increasing adoption of technology solutions by many industries to offset the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and the slowdown of economic activity presents young, tech-savvy people with an unprecedented opportunity to become entrepreneurs, innovate smart solutions for industries and find work opportunities in a post Covid-19 era, says Lungile Langa, Director, […]

KN95 or N95 1860 – What’s the difference?

KN95 or N95 1860 – What’s the difference?

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a demand for PPEs that is testing supply chains globally. As countries come to terms with their specific needs, various protective equipment has risen in prominence and manufacturing volumes are most certainly reaching levels never before seen. Face masks are a hot commodity now, and it seems everyone wants a […]

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Pietersburg Case Study – Servest Supporting healthcare facilities in the fight against Covid-19

Pietersburg Case Study – Servest Supporting healthcare facilities in the fight against Covid-19

We’ve seen how Covid-19 has posed a unique challenge across the globe, calling on businesses and individuals alike to adapt to a new way of thinking and resolving the challenges it has presented. Our integrated facilities offering includes hygiene & cleaning services and we believe that it’s important we play our part in combating Covid-19.

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Building a high-performance culture in uncertain times

Building a high-performance culture in uncertain times

June, 05, 2020 Rapidly changing technologies, aggressive competition and high consumer expectations are all convincing companies to change the way they do business globally. Performance indicators continue to shift. Business, as usual, is no longer acceptable. Forward-thinking organisations and nations alike are continuously exploring ways to drive high performance, achieve optimum value to enhance user […]

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The fight to remain relevant after Covid-19

The fight to remain relevant after Covid-19

Against the backdrop of a struggling economy, the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has presented even greater challenges to businesses, both big and small, public and private sectors alike. We are still in a state of shock, but perhaps what will matter is how we emerge from this, even as we see the real negative impact of […]

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How small and medium-sized businesses can weather the COVID-19 storm

How small and medium-sized businesses can weather the COVID-19 storm

Economists forecast that the nationwide lockdown implemented to contain the spread of the coronavirus will have far-reaching economic implications. Ficth in an article, (Covid-19 Growth Revisions), forecasts that the South African GDP will slow from 0.2% to -1.9% in 2020. Moody’s left their current rating of Baa3 negative for South Africa in their recent April […]

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Beyond lockdown – Adapting to be relevant in an economy with remote workplaces

Beyond lockdown – Adapting to be relevant in an economy with remote workplaces

The Covid-19 lockdowns across the globe have brought about a confluence of forces around the business environment – forcing companies to restructure and redefine the way they do business. They need to adopt new strategies to improve security protocols to better manage and deal with the pandemic. These lockdowns are dramatically fuelling changes in the […]

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The role of FM in minimising waste in mining

The role of FM in minimising waste in mining

South Africa – Research company Technavio, in its most recent Global Mining Waste Management Report, revealed that the global mining waste market is expected to grow from the 68.76 million tons generated in 2017 to nearly 87 million tons by 2022, with 10% to 13% of the overall market contributed by South Africa. In simple […]

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Give human rights meaning in the workplace

Give human rights meaning in the workplace

Human Rights Day marks a significant day in the country’s calendar as it serves to remind South Africans of the enormous sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy and the establishment of a non-racial, non-sexist society where the civil liberties such as freedom of speech, religion, association and movement are upheld. During […]

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Office plants make the atmosphere unbe-leaf-able

Office plants make the atmosphere unbe-leaf-able

The average person will spend up to 90 000 hours in an office, according to a study conducted by Business Insider. This is a large chunk of the average lifespan, why not make it a place of solace and fresh air? No, we don’t suggest you work outdoors all the time, but the introduction of […]

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More needs to be done to ensure stronger security systems in healthcare facilities

More needs to be done to ensure stronger security systems in healthcare facilities

According to the South African Medical Association (SAMA) more than 30 hospitals across the country have reported serious security incidents this year. “One criminal offense in a healthcare facility is one too many, and while our crime levels in hospitals are moderately low, we cannot have a society where hospitals are not safe,” says Derek […]

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