News - 01 July 2021

  Posted On:   Jul 01, 2021
Printing SA Urges Members to Observe All COVID-19 protocols Under Adjusted Alert Level-4

Printing SA would like to inform members that we will continue to provide our services during the adjusted Level-4 as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday, 27 June 2021.

We are continuing with procedures to ensure the safety of our staff, as well as the protection of our clients. While our three offices in Midrand, Durban and Cape Town are officially closed until 16 July 2021, all staff are still available for the rendering of continued services and consultation. Our training calendars have been adjusted to avoid F2F contact, and some assessments have been rescheduled.

For member companies, the measures announced have been put into place to allow for as much economic activity to continue as possible while containing the spread of the virus.

Printing SA is therefore encouraging members to continue to operate but do so in accordance with strict health and safety measures.

Working from home is encouraged if possible, minimising in-office exposure. If support staff are needed to work at the office, strict in-office hygiene controls and screening should also be employed, while social distancing and wearing a mask should be enforced at all times.

The Provision for the Printing of Ballot Paper for LGE2021

The IEC has released its latest tender related to ballot paper printing for the Local Government Elections. Companies are required to submit the bid by completing the relevant forms and depositing their bid in the tender box at the Electoral Commission’s address before 11:00 am on 21 July 2021.

Interested companies who have security printing capability can bid as part of this tender process.

For further information and details, please visit the Vota Quotes website.

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Printing SA Congratulates Gerwin Africa

Printing SA would like to congratulate Gerwin Africa, our Cape Chamber Labour Consultant, on achieving his BTech: Human Resources Management.

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Printing SA - What You Need To Know About The Energy Performance Certificate Webinar Replay

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is valid for five years and quantifies and displays the energy performance of any building as the nett-energy consumed in kilowatt-hours per square metre (kWh/sqm) and which includes heating, hot water, cooling, ventilation and lighting.

This is an attempt to develop a national benchmark for buildings. All EPC’s must be submitted to the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) who is Government’s appointed and mandated custodian.


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Data Privacy in South Africa Webinar: The Requirements for Compliance with the POPI Act

This webinar discusses the new legislative regulations of the Compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), also known as the POPI Act, which will be mandatory for all registered businesses in South Africa.

As per the latest update from the InfoRegulator’s website, the date for registering an Information Officer (and Deputy Information Officer) for your business or your client’s business commenced on 1 May 2021.


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Keep up to Date with the Latest Industry Webinars and Events

  • Printing SA KZN Chamber CEO Breakfast - 6 August 2021.
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  • Printing SA KZN Chamber Golf Day - 24 August 2021.
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  • Africa Print KwaZulu-Natal Expo - 20-21 October 2021.
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Adobe Photoshop CC Intermediate

Printing SA’s Adobe Photoshop CC Intermediate course builds on competencies acquired in the Essentials module and further enhances proficiency in prepress and print.

The course is also aligned to the specifications of the new QCTO Electronic Pre-press Technician Qualifications.

Registration for Printing SA’s Adobe Photoshop CC Intermediate course closes on 16 July and you can register on the Printing SA website.

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Flexo Plate Maker Skills Programme

Printing SA’s Flexo Plate Maker Skills Programme integrates the skills, knowledge and workplace experience that a Flexo Plate Maker needs to competently make flexographic printing plates.

Participating companies will be provided Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Assessment Instruments for all the prescribed practical activities. This course is ideal for any employee, who is required to make flexographic printing plates and Experienced Plate Makers as it provides them recognition of prior learning.

Registration for this programme closes on 16 July, and you can find out more on our website.

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Flexographic Plate Mounter Skills Programme

Printing SA’s Flexographic Plate Mounter Skills Programme forms part of the new SAQA registered Rotary Printing and Re-reeling Flexographic Machine Technician Qualification. The programme integrates the skills, knowledge and workplace experience that a Flexographic Plate Mounter needs to competently mount flexographic printing plates, and is ideal for both new and experienced employees.

Registration for this course closes on 30 July 2021 and you can find out more on our website.

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Technical Theoretical Module 1 (TT1)

Registration for Printing SA’s Technical Theoretical Module 1 (TT1) is open. We encourage all apprentices to register as the course provides candidates with the underpinning knowledge required to competently perform the practical tasks required in terms of the CBMT programme. You can find out more about this course and register on the Printing SA website.

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Business Management Programme (BMP) and Management Development Programme (MDP)

Printing SA has collaborated with Wits University to offer a Business Management Programme (BMP) and a Management Development Programme (MDP). These programmes are aimed at identifying, nurturing, and equipping candidates who possess leadership qualities with the skills needed to become efficient Managers.

You can find out more about and register for both of these courses on our website.

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Reminder: Extension To Comment on the Proposed Employment Equity (EE) Sector Targets

We would like to remind all members that Printing SA has been granted an extension until 23 July 2021 to comment on the proposed Employment Equity (EE) Sector Targets. This extension allows those who have not been able to comment, as the proposed targets will have far-reaching implications for businesses.

The Department of Employment and Labour (DoEL) had recently engaged with Printing SA and companies within the Printing, Publishing and Reproduction of Recorded Media sector to consult on setting Employment Equity (EE) Sector Targets.

For Printing SA to make a fair representation on behalf of our members, we require your URGENT input on Circular EE002: The Printing, Publishing and Reproduction of Recorded Media Sector has been identified by the Minister of Employment and Labour to Meet the Employment Equity Targets.

Please read the important contents of this Circular EE002 and submit your responses by no later than 9 July 2021 to Khanyi Ntanzi - kntanzi@printingsa.org.

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Amendment of Notice - Information Regulator: Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (Act No. 4 of 2013)

The Information Regulator hereby amends the commencement date of section 58(2) of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (No.4 of 2013), as contained in the Government Notice No.44383 published in Government Gazette No. 297 of 1 April 2021.

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Printing SA Affiliates

As the industry mouthpiece and representative of businesses in the printing, packaging, branding, creative design, marketing and communications industry, Printing SA strives to offer members unwavering professional services and advice.

This would not be possible if it were not for our affiliates, a group of like-minded organisations who endeavour to help our members when they need assistance concerning their specific areas of expertise.

If you would like to find out more about our affiliates, then please visit our website.

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Reap The Benefits of Being A Member of Printing SA

For over a century, Printing SA has remained dedicated to offering services that enhance our industry.

As a member of Printing SA, you have access to; Labour Relations, Organisational Development, Policy Development, Commercial and Legal Services, and Selection and Recruitment. Our Members Portal also gives you access to the latest Tenders and CV listings of industry professionals.

To mark our 110th Anniversary, we have launched new benefits including; industry-specific Medical Cover, access to Productivity SA and SASFIN Finance, discounts on HP, Dell and Apple products, and our new Virtual Safety Officer.

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B4SA Encourages Vaccine Registration on EVDS

The management of Business For South Africa (B4SA) is pleased that the Department of Health (DOH) is now directing and permitting more uninsured people to be vaccinated at the growing number of private-sector sites. The result is that we will use the increased supply of vaccines more effectively and rapidly increase the number of people protected. The vaccination programme is now gathering steam, with up to 100,000 people a day being vaccinated this week.

The opening of registrations for people 50 and above from 1 July and their vaccinations commencing from 15 July is also welcome news.

B4SA asks all those who are 50 and older to register as soon as they can, and for everyone to help their loved ones who may have difficulty registering.

Registration is necessary for people to be vaccinated as it helps the DOH allocate resources, manage the stock of vaccines and remind people of their second jab.

With the third wave upon us, and hospitals nearing capacity, we also need every person to continue to wear masks, sanitise, and maintain social distancing.

Stay safe, register and help others do the same.

Martin Kingston Chairman, B4SA Steering Committee

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Novus Holdings - Building a Reading Nation…One Library at a Time

Novus Holdings has always believed in providing those in need with a hand up, not a handout and giving beneficiaries the right tools to empower themselves to inspire others and positively transform communities. This is why, when we heard about Mkhanyiseli Primary School based in Nyanga, Western Cape, we decided to step in and do our part.

At Mkhanyiseli Primary, enrolment numbers continue to increase and the need for learning spaces continue to grow. Each classroom has a book corner with a few books and there was a great need to have a stocked functional library on site that more than 1,000 learners could access.

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The Environmental Benefits of Waterless Digital Textile Print Ink Systems

Debbie McKeegan discusses the future of industrial textile printing and how digital printing benefits in reducing the environmental footprint.

The traditional textile screen printing industry accounts for over 94% of the worlds printed fabric by volume. Digital technologies, whilst now widely seen as the future of industrial textile printing, are estimated to account for the remaining 6% - digital printing machinery is gradually making an impact, but we still have a long way to go to reach maximum efficiencies and a reduced environmental footprint. The EFI-Bolt - industrial single-pass - digital textile printing machine, recently hit the 50 million printed metres milestone – and signposts the future of industrial textile production using digital equipment.

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