News - 15 July 2021

  Posted On:   Jul 15, 2021

The tender for the printing of Ballot Paper for the local government elections on 27 October 2021 is now released (LGE2021)

All companies having the capacity to print high security ballot papers should take up the opportunity to bid for this huge tender requiring multiple companies based in all locations. Companies are required to submit their proposals by completing the relevant forms before 11h00 am on 21 July 2021.

If interested, see details of the tender specifications on the VotaQuotes website.

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The Department of Employment and Labour is currently consulting with various sectors and will be finalising their proposal to set the Employment Equity (EE) Sector Target

You have an opportunity to respond by 20 July, so don’t miss out to be heard.

For Printing SA to make a fair representation on behalf of our members, we require your URGENT input on Circular EE003. Please read the important contents of this Circular EE003 and submit your responses by no later than 20 July 2021 to Khanyi Ntanzi - kntanzi@printingsa.org.

On 6 July 2021, the Department of Employment and Labour (DoEL) invited the Manufacturing of wood and product of wood; furniture; cork; articles of straw; plaiting materials; paper and paper products sub-sector to discuss the setting of Employment Equity (EE) Sector Target. This follows a previous consultation meeting held on 26 May 2021 with the Manufacturing of printing, publishing, and reproduction of recorded media sub-sector.

The Employment Equity Amendment Bill requires the minister to consult with economic sectors when setting numerical targets to achieve employment equity. The consultation with all relevant stakeholders within sectors was the call from businesses because allowing the Minister to impose such targets without significant consultation will result in a one-size-fits-all approach.

NB. If you had already made responses to the first request, you are not required to make any additional responses.

Click here to listen to a clear and excellent presentation by PSA’s Jermaine Naicker explaining the legislation and what we have to do.

1. PRESENTATION

2. DoEL PRESENTATION – Manufacturing of printing, publishing, and reproduction of recorded media sub-sector

3. DoEL PRESENTATION – Manufacturing of wood and product of wood; furniture; cork; articles of straw; plaiting materials; paper and paper products sub-sector

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Invitation: Embracing Digital for your business now and beyond COVID19

SACCI Members (all Printing SA companies are also SACCI members) are invited to join a webinar on the importance of Digital Media for you and your business in the current time of Covid-19 and beyond.

The content will cover:

  • Digital Outlook for 2021: A short overview of Digital statistics in 2021 that will outline the importance of implementing digital within your business and life.
  • The importance of Content: Understanding the various types of content and how to create impactful content.
  • Essential Social Media Platforms: Educating on key social media platforms and how to promote your brand effectively. Sharing tools and techniques for each platform.
  • Digital Video: Sharing how to create videos, edit and share online. Various types of video content marketing will be unpacked.
  • Digital Advertising - How to plan, place ads, and monitor performance.
  • Understanding Analytics: Unpacking the fundamentals of social media analytics and how this data can be used to improve your digital marketing strategy
  • Q&A Session: Question and Answer session from delegates.

When: July 29, 10:00 AM in Johannesburg.


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MARKET ACCESS PLATFORM Launch by the Business Localisation Technical Working Committee

The Business Localisation Technical Working Committee invites Champions, their alternates and/ or their Chief Procurement Officers, and Procurement teams to a webinar launching the Market Access Platform. This exciting online platform supports and influences both localisation and transformation.

When: July 29, 10:00 AM in Johannesburg.

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FESPA Coffee Break: A new way to connect with your customers using personal branding

Join FESPA’s Technical Lead, Graeme Richardson-Locke and Matthew Parker, Champion of Print at Profitable Print Relationships. Learn about the importance of personal branding in 2021. What is personal branding, why does it matter and how do you create your own?


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Impact of the Violent Protest on Health Services

The Department of Health South Africa confirms that the national vaccination programme is continuing across most provinces, with vaccines being safely distributed to operational sites.

However, the recent violent protests have impacted the vaccination rollout and also disrupted access to essential healthcare services including collection of chronic medication by TB, HIV, Diabetes and other patients in some districts and areas in both KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

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Introduction to Printing Course (ID2)

Printing SA’s Introduction to Printing Course (ID2) introduces candidates to the various Prepress, Printing and Post Press processes used in the Printing and Packaging Industry.

This course provides candidates with an insight into the wonderfully diverse industry that they have entered and provides the necessary underpinning knowledge that CBMT Apprentices will need when furthering their technical theoretical studies.

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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.

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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 course closes on 16 July.

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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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Saddle Stitching Operator Skills Programme

Printing SA is proud to introduce our Saddle Stitching Operator Skills Programme, part of our Mechanised Soft-cover Bookbinding Technician qualification. The programme integrates the skills, knowledge and workplace experience that a Saddle Stitching Machine Operator needs to competently set up, operate and maintain a saddle stitching line.

Registration for this course closes on 03 September 2021.

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Labour Law Workshops

Printing SA would like to encourage upper management and HR staff to take part in our Labour Law Workshops. These workshops focus on identifying the requirements outlined in Schedule 8 of the Labour Relations Act concerning the application of Discipline in the workplace, and much more.

Registration closes on 01 October 2021.

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Lithographic Plate Maker Skills Programme

Applications for Printing SA’s Lithographic Plate Maker Skills Programme are still open. This skills programme forms part of the Electronic Prepress Lithographic Technician qualification that will soon be registered with SAQA. Our programme integrates the skills, knowledge and workplace experience that a Lithographic Plate Maker needs to competently make lithographic printing plates.

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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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Looking After Your Personal Information

Taking care of the industry’s interests is our business, making your personal information a business commodity interest, not so!

A calculated guess has us believe that you’re probably fatigued by the flurry of emails that has plagued your inbox, informing you about the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) which came into effect on 1 July 2021. It is for this reason we’ve waited a bit, to ensure that we’re not proverbial about protecting your personal information, but authentically committed.

Printing SA is committed to safeguarding your personal information and making use of it for its intended purposes. In doing so, we pledge to protect the privacy of all parties who receive our newsletters, visits our website or engages with us on social media. By engaging with us via one of our platforms, you are consenting to Printing SA collecting your personal data and using it in accordance with our privacy policy, which ensures that your information is never shared with a third party.

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SATU notice National Alert 4 and SATU contact

Please be advised that the Office of the General Secretary and the Leadership is constantly trying to update itself with all the relevant information during this period of this epidemic that has impacted on the lives of our membership, to ensure that when we communicate, we do so from an informed position as this is also new to the organisation as it is with the leadership under the guidance of the President of the Country.

Below are some of the issues we have managed to establish thus far. We are also attaching all the relevant regulations and correspondence we have received to date.

In response to these regulations and in the interests of the safety of SATU members in your employ and their families, the Union is requesting that all firms that plan to operate during this time comply with the regulations and issue the necessary certificates if essential services are conducted at businesses. We also implore that workers are provided with declaration forms for citizen movement as this will allow them to travel to work.

Please be advised and assured that the Leadership and the office of the General Secretary and his operational team in these trying times will look after the best interest of the membership of the union.

READ THE SATU CIRCULAR REGULATIONS SATU CONTACT DETAILS

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Minuteman Press Silverton Proudly Celebrates 15 years of Making it Better!

Minuteman Press Silverton opened officially in March 2006. Leon and Wendy Krause (the owners) are immensely proud to celebrate their 15th year in business. We opened with zero customers and went door to door marketing to grow our customer base. We have grown our customer base to over 15000 customers and many of them have been with us from the start.

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What's New on FESPA forum?

  • Taxonomy Board: FESPA has joined the Printing Industry Taxonomy Advisory Board to support the efforts of Marco Boer and David Zwang of Keypoint Intelligence to develop an open standard print industry taxonomy for the global printing industry. Graeme will share developments of this initiative in September 2021
  • Internal research library for FESPA Staff on Sustainability: Graeme has been working on a research library for FESPA staff to access publications and research guides on the topics of Sustainability and Circular Economics. It is currently under development and access will be provided to the FESPA Team over the summer. If anyone has an interest in obtaining useful publications on these topics, please contact
    Graeme.richardsonlocke@fespa.com

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