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Property Point founder receives a global award from ANDE

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Shawn Theunissen of South African small business developer Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties initiative, has been named 2018 Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Global Member of the Year. The announcement was made at the ANDE Global Conference held this October in New York, as members from around the world came together to propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE has 291 members operating in more than 150 countries and supporting tens of thousands of small business entrepreneurs. Its members provide critical finance, education and business support services to small and growing businesses, which help to improve national business environments. Theunissen, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Growthpoint Properties, Founder of Property Point and ANDE’s South Africa Chapter steering committee member, accepted the award which is given to individuals who go above and beyond in support of ANDE in the collaborative spirit that serves the bigger picture…

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta opens Ksh.263M hospital wing in Kasarani

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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta during the opening of the new hospital wing “Mother Kevin Light House Wing” at St. Francis Community Hospital, Kasarani, Nairobi. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has lauded the role played by faith-based organisations towards the delivery of Universal Health Coverage in Kenya. Speaking on Thursday when she presided over the official opening of Mother Kevin Light House wing in Kasarani, Nairobi, the First Lady emphasised that access to quality and affordable healthcare is a fundamental right for all citizens. “Through the support of the Government together with partners represented here today, many patients will benefit from the quality care that has been made possible by the professional staff trained in the teaching and learning facility provided at St Francis Hospital as a level 5 hospital,” she said. The new wing of the hospital run by the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi of the Catholic Church was constructed at a cost of Ksh.263million. It offer…

Failing can put an entrepreneur on the path to eventual success

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Four top entrepreneurs share the lessons they have learned from their failures with Entrepreneurship To The Point in order to help other small businesses. Discover valuable lessons in entrepreneurship, perseverance, and purpose shared by: • Ludwick Marishane, founder of Headboy Industries and investor of Drybath • Letty Ngobeni, founder and CEO of Integrico and Mndhavazi Trading Enterprise • Vere Shaba, director of engineering consulting firm Shaba Green Building Design & Engineering • Juan Pienaar, founder of Apex Media, Founding Partner of Thought Engine Failure is inevitable but it isn’t final; every stumbling block is also a stepping stone to success. Entrepreneurship To The Point hosted by Property Point, the Growthpoint Properties initiative, recently plugged into the experience of four respected entrepreneurs who are not afraid of failure. These successful business people have failed, learned from it, and used the lessons to power them forward in their business journ…

Personalised, portable content in one place

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Digitization is changing industries and opening up new possibilities. We now have a wealth of information from a multitude of sources at our fingertips. But is it reliable? Having fast access to a trustworthy source for product details and services is the key to success. SKF Shelf offers just that. The newly updated app delivers easier access to content such as product brochures, data sheets, technical articles, and more. Documents are pre-sorted into categories, and users can use the search function to find the information they are looking for much faster. Information in the Shelf app is regularly updated so readers can be sure they have the latest and most accurate data on SKF products and services. For more information and to download the app for iOS or Android, visit www.skf.com/skfshelf SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering co…

SKF Cooper bearings get a facelift

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SKF Cooper split roller bearings will get a brand new look with new colour, product markings and box design starting 1 November 2018. The new SKF Cooper dual product branding and identity will be applied for all split roller bearings. The change from the current Cooper product brand and identity to the new SKF Cooper dual product brand and identity will begin 1st November 2018, and cover all products made by SKF Cooper. This will be a step by step implementation during the end of 2018 and into 2019, therefore customers will see the changes gradually over time as to cover all product ranges. Key changes will be the housing branding, product name plates, packaging and labels, component markings as well as housing and cartridge paint colour. Customers can rest assure that the changes are only visual and do not in any way impact the product’s technology or performance. SKF Cooper products will continue to complement the growing SKF portfolio of complete solutions for the marine, minin…

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta unveils Nakuru's Sh450m maternity unit

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The 250-bed maternity wing unveiled at the Nakuru Level 5 hospital on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. /PSCU Congestion at Nakuru Level 5 hospital is expected to be a thing of the past after First Lady Margaret Kenyatta officially opened a 250-bed maternity wing at the facility. The Sh450 million Mother-Baby Wing was unveiled in a colourful event on Wednesday. Host Governor Lee Kinyanjui and other dignitaries were present at the launch. The maternity wing is expected to handle patients from Rift Valley counties namely Bomet, Baringo, Narok, Kericho, Samburu, Laikipia, and Nyandarua. The maternity unit is hailed as the second biggest not only in Rift Valley but in the country after Nairobi's Pumwani hospital. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta cuts the ribbon during the unveiling of the 250-bed maternity wing at the Nakuru Level 5 hospital on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The unit has four modern theatres - installed with shadeless lamps, antenatal, and postnatal clinics; will offer pr…

A chain reaction of quality and reliability with Powermite’s EKD Kolibri energy chain

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Powermite has been a leading supplier of EKD Kolibri energy chain to the Southern African market for more than three decades. The company shares a combined knowledge of over 50 years in drag chain applications with EKD, the globally renowned energy chain manufacturer based in Germany. “EKD energy chain is uniquely engineered to deliver substantially reduced operational costs and extended component life for lowest total cost of ownership,” says Powermite Managing Director, Rolf Lung. “It therefore comes as no surprise that the energy chain, also known as drag chain, has found wide acceptance in a wide range of industries such as ports and harbours, materials handling, industrial as well as water treatment plants. The unrivalled wear resistance of the durable and efficient energy chains provides reliable and cost-effective protection of cable, hose or hydraulic supply on a fixed plane over a required distance at a fixed or variable speed, ensuring the seamless operation of mobile equ…

Mining industry to tackle 'unacceptable' rise in deaths

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The Minerals Council of South Africa launched a National Day of Safety and Health in Mining, calling the "current crisis" unacceptable. The initiative will see all 66 mining companies who are members of the industry body holding safety and health days at their operations over the coming month. There have been 58 mining deaths in 2018 alone, up from 51 in 2017, which was also an increase from the 2016 fatality figures. Sibanye-Stillwater [JSE:SGL] has accounted for 20 of these deaths, and faces the wrath of trade unions and the Department of Mineral Resources. CEO Neal Froneman said the high number of fatalities at their operations has been "traumatic". "We’ve stumbled as an industry. We’ve definitely stumbled, but our resolve is clear and evident in terms of getting back on track and breaking through the barrier and getting back down to our zero-harm targets," Froneman told the media after the launch on Friday. Under apartheid, scores of people…

Cytonn gets nod to buy Wasini homes

Investment firm Cytonn has received the go-ahead from the competition watchdog to buy Nairobi’s luxury hotel-cum-furnished apartments vendor Wasini Resorts. The firm’s head of private equity (real estate), Shiv Arora, confirmed entering into discussions with luxury apartment owners but declined to divulge details. “For Wasini, we are in discussions with the proprietor, however, transaction details remain undisclosed at this point in time. As developments occur, we shall keep you updated,” he said. In last Friday’s Kenya Gazette, the Competition Authority of Kenya said it had approved the sale, which will see Cytonn acquire 100 per cent shareholding in Wasini Resorts. Mr Arora said the purchase was informed by research that indicated furnished high-end apartments were in high demand with return on investment yield of up to 13 per cent per annum, which is the most attractive across all real estate investment sectors. The Cytonn executive said there was a big opportunity for serviced ap…