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When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees.

Entrepreneur fills medical supply gap

Entrepreneur fills medical supply gap 17th Dec 2020 After identifying a need to supply medical consumables and disposables to difficult-to-deliver regions and rural communities across Africa, 20-year-old Capetonian Tony McPherson launched McPherson Trading – a tender-based procurement consultancy – to help fill this gap. Since opening doors in January 2019, the company has serviced countries such as Mali, Malawi, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, and consigned roughly R30 million worth of stock to date. […]

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Hit the road, risk!

Hit the road, risk! 17th Dec 2020 The transport industry is paramount in any economy … and risk management can be described as the foundation for a healthy transport sector. Jason Mellow, head of MiWay business insurance, says that the role transport can, and must, play has never been more crucial to the South African economy. “More so as we work towards rebuilding it after the effects of the Covid-19 lockdown.” He adds that the road transport sector merits special […]

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Waste not, want not

Waste not, want not 17th Dec 2020 It isn’t unusual to throw away leftovers and discard even slightly damaged food without a second thought. Yet, when we consider that 135 million people face acute food shortages, it is clear that food waste is an issue we can no longer ignore. The contribution of packaging to waste reduction is highlighted in an article by global paper and packaging supplier Mondi, titled “Why does one third of the world’s food never make […]

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