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Simple Ways to Improve Workforce Morale

Everyone knows that a happy workforce is a productive one, so we’ve gathered a few easy ways to boost morale – along with your company’s bottom line. Recognize employees as individuals Simple praise for good work goes a long way in making employees feel

The Life of Louis Renault

Louis Renault, founder of the Renault automotive company, has a life story which is both confusing and contested, though his contribution to automotive engineering and the French economy during the first and second World Wars is undeniable. Early life The fourth of six children,

Truth Behind Self-Storage Auctions

Thanks to shows like Storage Wars and Auction Hunters, more people are aware of the US phenomenon known as “storage auctions”. Although these shows are obviously staged, they’re based on real auctions. How do storage auctions work? Also known as “lien sales”, self-storage companies

South African Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

SAAPIL logo If you’re involved in a personal injury case, you’ll want to make sure that the legal firm handling the case is the right one for the job. As well as considering the firm’s track record, it’s a good idea to ensure that

South African Entrepreneurial Success Stories

South Africa is home to a vast number of budding entrepreneurs, who play an important role in the economy. Here we consider some of the greatest success stories to come out of the country. Thawte Thawte was founded in 1995 as a company specializing

Proposed medical scheme changes: gap cover and hospital plans

The South African National Treasury released a statement in mid-October indicating that gap cover and hospital plans will be allowed to remain in medical aid schemes, despite previous indications to the contrary. However, it has been proposed that risk rating based on age and

Cyber-Crime a Top Risk in 2013

Lloyds of London, which specializes in risk assessment and insurance, recently published its report on risk for 2013. Cyber-crime has moved up from 12th position in Lloyd’s previous report to the third most significant risk worldwide – and the second most significant risk within

Mesmerizing Machines in Action

These machines have an air of simplicity to them, but they are only parts of greater machines and processes. Nonetheless, the small tasks that they perform as part of a bigger picture make for a great collection of mesmerizing animations. Industrial pencil sharpener By

Six of South Africa’s Largest Storage Spaces

Ports The port of Durban handles the greatest volume of sea-going traffic in South Africa. In the 2008/09 fiscal year, the port of Durban handled a sum total of 4,554 ships, which carried a gross weight of 114,723,266 tonnes, making up 38% of ships

Benefits of an Enhanced South African Mining-Manufacturing Interface

An enhanced level of cooperation between the mining and manufacturing industries in South Africa could significantly boost the economy and employment levels, as indicated in research by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Jorge Maia, head of