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04
NOV

NWK Meganisasie - landbou hommeltuie

Elsabe Richards-May het met Jacobus Claassens, operasionele bestuurder van Landboubestuursdienste by NWK en Frikkie Bronkhorst, bestuurder van heelgoedere en presisieboerderytoerusting by NWK Meganisasie, gesels oor die landbou hommeltuie wat NWK nou aanhou.
04
NOV

Urth - a lesson in diversification

The key to success for Bloemfontein restaurant, flower and garden shop, Urth, lies with the diversification of the services offered. The Managing Director of Urth, Risna Opperman, tells the OFM Business Hour, that the restaurant/eatery industry in the Free State capital is quite competitive with new restaurants opening up. It is therefore crucial to remain relevant and somewhat “new” to prospective customers.
03
NOV

SA has a poor savings culture – FNB executive

South Africans are more prone to spending money than saving it. This is according to Himal Parbhoo, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at First National Bank (FNB) cash investments. Parbhoo’s insights came as World Savings Day takes place on 31 October 2022. He was on the OFM Business Hour to unpack how South Africa compares to other parts of the world, with respect to the money saving culture and dished out tips to help one develop a healthy saving habit.
01
NOV

Mangaung businesses make notable improvements in settling Centlec debt

Mangaung Metro’s power utility, Centlec, says businesses in the area have made notable improvements in settling their debt for services rendered. Centlec spokesperson, Lele Mamatu, tells the OFM Business Hour that those who aren’t servicing their debt will have their lights switched off. The local power utility has been on a massive debt collection drive since March 2022 in an effort to ensure that they meet their obligations to Eskom.
31
OCT

Will burnout leave work in South Africa?

Burnout can be defined as a chronic work-related stress that is not being successfully managed, and this stress has an effect on one’s well-being – however, will burnout leave work for the employees and employers of South Africa? OFM's Olebogeng Motse has a chat with Lyle Markham, an Industrial Psychology lecturer from the University of the Free State (UFS) to unpack his view on how the leave will in the country work.
27
OCT

PROTON back in SA – find your Central SA branch

Ten years after it exited the market, Malaysian vehicle manufacturer PROTON is now officially back in South Africa.
With the launch set to take place this weekend, Hardus Burger, Sales Manager at Human PROTON Bloemfontein, joined the Business Hour to explain what consumers can expect.
26
OCT

OT security - more protocols needed

With Industry 4.0 continues to grow, ,any companies and business are aware of the threat to information technology (IT), however, little is known about cyber security for industrial cooperation’s operational technologies (OT). In spite of the fact that most people have a good understanding of what IT is, not many people are familiar with OT. OFM's Bambatha Giko discusses OT systems and the OT security with Group CEO of AVeS Cybersecurity.
26
OCT

Sugar tax a threat to Agri master plan - SA Canegrowers

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SA Canegrowers, Andrew Russell, tells the OFM Business Hour, that the Health Promotion Levy (HPL) is a threat to the Agriculture and Agro-processing Master Plan (AAMP). Russell is hoping that government will ensure sustainability in the sugarcane sector by re-evaluating the HPL also known as the sugar tax. He says whilst the AAMP aims to ensure sustainability in the agri sector, the HPL does the opposite. Russell's sentiments come as Finance Minister, Enoch Godongwana, tables his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Cape Town on Wednesday, 26 October 2022.
24
OCT

NOCCI probes Kimberley water quality

The Northern Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NOCCI) is looking into the quality of domestic water in Kimberley. NOCCI CEO, Sharon Steyn, tells the OFM Business Hour that several establishments have in a questionnaire revealed that some of their staff members fell sick in recent weeks after consuming water directly from the taps. Steyn says this proves that the water in the provincial capital and surrounding areas falling under the Sol Plaatje Local Municipality is not ok for human consumption at this stage.
18
OCT

Price of chicken looked into, as it becomes more expensive

The South African Association of Meat Importers and Exports (AMIE) is currently looking for ways to help reduce the price of chicken for consumers. Their intention to come up with a solution comes after they have had discussions with the government to review import tariffs on poultry, as they believe duties are another form of tax that consumers are unable to bear. OFM's Olebogeng Motse has a conversation with AMIE’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Paul Matthew to unpack their request for government to review import tariffs on poultry.
18
OCT

FNB geared up to celebrate Bloemfontein’s Best

Next week Wednesday, 26 October 2022 'the city of roses' will celebrate the best Bloemfontein has to offer in a glitzy ceremony to be held at Ramblers Club. First National Bank (FNB) is sponsoring the award ceremony for the tenth edition of the Bloemfontein Courant Readers' Choice Awards. Stephen Gooch, FNB's regional director responsible for business banking in the Free State tells the OFM Business Hour why they wanted to be a part of celebrating local business.
17
OCT

4 Day Work Week Pilot Project

Employees can look forward to working for less hours, with the same pay, added rest and focus with the potential of a four day work week model that might be implemented across South Africa.

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