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Opportunity Issue 104

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Opportunity magazine is a niche business-to-business publication that explores various investment opportunities within Southern Africa’s economic sectors. The publication is endorsed by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI).

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Contents ISSUE 104 | JAN / FEB / MARCH 2023 10 14 18 22 32 38 40 42 46 48 50 50 SACCI FOREWORD The speech by Advocate Mtho Xulu, President of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI), on the occasion of the 2022 SACCI Annual Convention, Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, 24 November 2022. NOTEFULL ENGINEERING CREATES HARMONY IN THE COMPOSITION, DESIGN AND EXECUTION OF ENGINEERING PROJECTS As a leader in the field of mechanical engineering with an uncompromising attitude to quality, Notefull Engineering has ambitious goals. Founder and CEO, Nokuthula Mpunzana, relates how the business began and looks to the future. CONTRACTORS CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM SUPPLY-CHAIN RISKS Global logistics blockages present risks for the engineering and contracting sectors. Tyron Theessen and Megan Jarvis of Weber Wentzel lay out steps that can be taken to mitigate that risk. CLIMATE CHANGE AND MINING SECTOR FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY Riaan Koppeschaar, Financial Director at Exxaro Resources, describes how the biggest supplier of coal to Eskom is weighing up the risks, responsibilities and opportunities on the road to a carbon-neutral future. OPTIMISING ENERGY STORAGE AND THERMAL BALANCING The Wärtsilä Energy team believe that there is a case for South Africa to re-evaluate its energy consumption and turn to alternative solutions for its daily usage. THE FLOOR IS BUZZING AGAIN Opportunity caught up with Tracy-Lee Behr, Portfolio Director: Built Environment at dmg events, on the sidelines of The Big 5 Construct: Western Cape expo and event. She is convinced that the appetite for in-person events is coming back strongly. CAN KRUGER’S UPGRADES GO BEYOND PROVIDING A BETTER PARK EXPERIENCE? Vulnerable communities must benefit from infrastructure investment, argues Kruger Gate Hotel CEO Anton Gillis. SKILLS ARE AN ESSENTIAL DRIVER OF FDI George Asamani, Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Project Management Institute, interrogates creative responses to finding the project managers the world desperately needs for economies to grow. SETAS AND TVET COLLEGES MUST UP THEIR GAME The welcoming address to the WorldSkills South Africa (WSZA) National Competition, held in eThekwini in 2022, by Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande. SHOPPING CENTRES ARE WISING UP TO WATER SECURITY There are six vital things to consider if you want to keep a large shopping mall well supplied with water, says Mannie Ramos Jnr, the COO of Abeco Tanks. ENTREPRENEURS ORGANIZATION PROVIDES THE BACKBONE DURING TIMES OF CRISIS Entrepreneurs everywhere face tough challenges but in KwaZulu-Natal, issues like inflation and Covid-19 temporarily took a back seat to rioting and flooding during 2021 and 2022. 22 40 48

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