News - 15 April 2021
Posted On: Apr 15, 2021
How The New Approach To Waste Management Affects Obligated Printing Industry Producers
Printing SA’s latest webinar will focus on Mandatory Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) as outlined in the National Environmental Management: Waste Act. Draft Amendments to the regulations and notices regarding Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) have been published but the implementation of the EPR Regulations was postponed to 5 May 2021 to address concerns raised by affected producers.
Date: Tuesday 20 April
Time: 09:00am -10:30am
Cost: Free Online Event
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Keep up to Date with the Latest Industry Webinars and Events
- Printing SA Annual General Meeting - 19 April 2021. FIND OUT MORE
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- Webinar: How The New Approach To Waste Management Affects Obligated Printing Industry Producers - 20 April 2021. FIND OUT MORE
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- The Southern African – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry Virtual.Drupa. - 20-23 April 2021. FIND OUT MORE
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- Africa Print Expo Gauteng - 21-23 April 2021. FIND OUT MORE
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- Africa Sign Expo Gauteng - 21-23 April 2021. FIND OUT MORE
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Folding Machine Operator Skills Programme
Registration for Printing SA’s Folding Machine Operator Skills Programme is still open, and now is the best time to secure your place. The objective of this course is to equip employees with the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to safely and competently operate Folding Machines. This course is ideal for employees who are required to perform folding operations, and experienced operators as it provides recognition of prior learning.
Make sure that you secure your place by visiting our website and registering today.
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Introduction to the Printing and Packaging Industry Programme
If you have any staff who have just started out in the printing industry, then Printing SA’s Introduction to the Printing and Packaging Industry Programme is the ideal course to help them hit the road running. The aim of the module is to build an understanding of the printing, packaging and signage industry, business organisations, resources and substrates utilised and various printing, packaging and print finishing processes.
Registration closes 21 May and we encourage all members to register their new or existing staff.
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National Environmental Management Act: Regulations: Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags: Amendment
On 7 April 2021, The Department of Environment and, Forestry and Fisheries released Government Notice No.44421: Amendments to the Regulations Made in Terms of Section 24(d) of The Environment Conservation Act, 1989 (ACT NO. 73 Of 1989) In Respect Of Plastic Carrier Bags And Plastic Flat Bags.
The focus of this new regulation is to broaden the term “plastic bag” to include the term “plastic film” within the broader term of “Post-Consumer Recyclate”.
The notice also brings to attention the regulations regarding how much recycled material must be used in the manufacture of plastic bags and any fines which may arise from non-compliance.
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Commercial Legal and Technical Expertise
Printing SA is dedicated to maintaining the sustainability of the industry, which is why we ensure our members are kept abreast of key legislative developments affecting the industry.
What's more, we offer our members the following legal, commercial and technical representation at a reduced rate:
- Custodian of the Imprint Act, government lobbying, updates on changes to existing, and the implementation of new legislation, relevant to the industry.
- POPI Act - support service for compliance.
- Business Support Helpline.
- Industry Agreement of Trade (Credit Application Form).
- Resources: FESPA/Packaging/GAP.
- Book Development Council of South Africa.
- International and National Trade Exhibitions.
- Health and safety advice on the interpretation of health and safety legislation and regulations.
- Mediation and Arbitration of Commercial and Technical dispute.
- Industry Standards Accreditation and Certification (Employment conditions/compliance with legal requirements such as UIF/COID/Health and Safety/ Employment Equity/National Minimum Wages/WPSP and ATR).
- Imprint Register – In terms of the Imprint Act 43 of 1993, Printing SA is the cushion of the Imprint register.
- FSC certification.
- Ballot Printing Technical Support and Quality Assurance.
- Technical advice on purchasing of equipment and factory layout. Certification of compliance with Sustainable Green Print (ISO14001)
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.
Midcomp’s 30th Anniversary Profile
As the Midcomp Group of Companies celebrates its 30th-anniversary, CEO, Rob Makinson, attributes its continued success to walking customers through their stages of success with fit-for-purpose systems and a long-term partnership model founded on integrity, empathy, mutual trust and cooperation. This philosophy is reinforced by the Group’s teams of experts that support customers with sound advice and extensive service offerings for the top quality digital printing and finishing equipment brands it represents.
He adds that the Midcomp Innovation Hub, Midcomp Colorflo, Midcomp Consumables and Midcomp Azero teams are always investigating niche agencies to complement existing portfolios and add value to print service providers’ businesses, acting as a ‘Catalyst For Growth’ wherever possible.
PPM has created the brochure that commemorates the 30th-anniversary of the Midcomp Group of Companies. This publication is available right now for readers, valued customers and suppliers to view online or as a download and will be distributed as a hard copy keep-sake with the latest issue of PPM.
VIEW MIDCOMP'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY PROFILE
Health Squared: Your 2021 Options
As A Health Squared Member, You Can Rest Assured That You’re Covered From Every Angle.
At HEALTH SQUARED they place their members at the very heart of everything they do, and every decision and process is designed to enhance and simplify your every interaction with them.
That’s why your wants and needs took centre stage when they tailor-made each of their 9 comprehensive options to provide more of the benefits and cover you and your family want and need, whoever and wherever you are. This future-focused, customer-centric approach also means that they deliver some of the industry’s most affordable and benefit-rich options – a win-win for both your health and your pocket.
LEARN MORE ABOUT HEALTH SQUARED AND THEIR 2021 OPTIONS
Signage points the way to new interior décor opportunities
FESPA speaks to EFKA's International Sales Manager, Harold Klaren regarding the current opportunities that signage provides.
Signage plays a huge part in our lives. So much so that often we go about our day without fully acknowledging the signs we encounter. That’s not to say that they’re not having an impact on us though. Quite the opposite – they direct us, remind us and even influence our decisions. From a sales perspective, they can be used to attract new customers and alert them to products and services.
Proven to be highly impactful in capturing attention and sending a message, it’s no wonder that there’s increased demand for eye-catching signage in interior spaces such as shops, hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues and even offices. And with advances in technology, combined with a better understanding of how signage can be used, it’s becoming an essential tool to address challenges such as how to engage consumers who expect more personalisation, immersive design and memorable experiences. In this sense, interior signage is moving from the functional to the aesthetic and taking its place in the interior décor market.
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Printing SA would like to thank and acknowledge our generous sponsors who have supported the Federation with its initiatives.