ASP Fire’s superior fire detection and suppression response

ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk answers our questions

What is the ASP Fire backstory, services and products and core competencies?

ASP Fire is a fire engineering company that provides turnkey solutions for clients across Africa. We work closely with the professional design team to provide cost-effective compliant fire protection solutions and either supply and install equipment directly or manage sub-contractors installing the equipment.

What is the future of signage in South Africa?

Where are consumers driving the signage environment and what changes can we expect to see over the next few years? Industry experts discuss the future of signage in South Africa.


The top five customer experience trends for 2019

By Lizette Akker, customer experience management lead and associate partner at IQbusiness

2018 has indeed been a tough year for South African businesses. Many organisations have faced closing their doors or reinventing themselves in order to remain in business.

Digital innovation provides new opportunities for brands

Shopping & Retail Southern Africa interviews BOO! Surprising Media Solutions’ CEO and founder, Dave McKenzie.

 In February this year, leading out of home media company and digital out of home specialist, BOO! Surprising Media Solutions launched its national student solution.


Franchise opportunities: boom or bust?

The theme of a panel discussion held at the recent FNB Franchising Leadership Summit was, how can we help franchisees to pull through this difficult economic environment in 2019?

Efforts to make customer experience a priority being hampered by rising costs

South African firms continue to be challenged by rising costs of customer acquisition, retention, fraud and bad debt while striving for innovation through leveraging data and AI techniques


New Barlow Park Precinct is set to begin construction

The redevelopment of Barlow Park Precinct will start before mid-year. The R3-billion project will transform this landmark Sandton Central site.





ExiSAFE from ASSA ABLOY South Africa

ASSA ABLOY South Africa, an industry pioneer in turnkey door opening solutions, is proud to announce the launch of the new, world-class ExiSAFE panic and emergency exit hardware from the renowned UNION brand.

Retaining talent through old-fashioned family values

Ian Kendal, MD of Lasher Tools, has spent most of his adult life working for the company. It might seem unusual in an era where most people regularly chop and change jobs, but Lasher itself is an unusual employer in that it still holds firm to old-fashioned family values when it comes to the wellbeing and retention of its staff. So much so, that there are plenty of examples in its workforce of children who have followed their parents into the business and even siblings who are working together.

Coca-Cola Beverages SA to transition 106 distributors onto SAP

At its annual Local Distribution Partner (LDP) lekgotla, held at Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg on 27 February, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) announced that it will be transitioning 106 of its local distribution partners (LDPs) onto its SAP enterprise resource planning system.