News - 17 Sept 2021

  Posted On:   Sep 17, 2021

RESIGNING TO ACCESS YOUR RETIREMENT FUNDS & THE NEGATIVE IMPACT

Printing SA would like to make members aware of the negative impact that resigning from your job to access your retirement funds may have on you and your employer.
This is a growing trend in other industries and one which we encourage our members not to emulate.

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SATU AND PRINTING SA DISAPPOINTED WITH THE CLOSURE OF THE SA BOOK DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

The South African Typographical Union and Printing SA would like to express their disappointment at an avoidable debacle that has resulted in the closing of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) which has been suffocated by a lack of consistent funding from a Government department.

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GOVERNMENT APATHY FORCES NATIONAL BOOK WEEK ORGANISERS SOUTH AFRICAN BOOK DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL TO CLOSE DOWN

Cape Town, South Africa: 07 September 2021: The South African Book Development Council (SABDC), the organisation behind the annual National Book Week (NBW) which actively celebrated books through indigenous language reading festivals has shut down. Held every year in September, NBW, ran for over a decade and was the country’s most cherished reading awareness week dedicated to encouraging reading and promoting books.

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REMINDER: PRODUCERS TO REGISTER BEFORE 5 NOVEMBER 2021 - EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY (EPR) & SECTION 18 REGULATIONS EXPLAINED

All identified producers are expected to comply with Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations from 5 November 2021. Extended Producer Responsibility is a resource management tool whereby producers have to take over an individual “producer’s” responsibility for the end-of-life management of their used products/packaging. This can include financial and/or operational responsibility for the collection, sorting and treating these products/packaging for their recycling and recovery. This individuals responsibility can be partly transferred to a collective entity, the so-called “Producer Responsibility Organisation” (PRO).

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ECONOMIC REBUILDING PACKAGE

The government, through the dtic, DSBD, IDC, NEF and Sefa, is providing funding packages to support various business recovery interventions.

In the wake of the civil unrest that has engulfed parts of our country, the dtic monitored the impact of the turmoil on business activity, set up a hotline and conducted a survey across all businesses to determine the level of damage to develop appropriate support measures to assist companies during the process of rebuilding and economic stabilisation in the country.

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GET READY FOR CLEAN-UP AND RECYCLE SA WEEK!

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the entire plastics industry, is calling on South Africans to participate in the annual Clean-Up & Recycle SA week from 13-18 September 2021, an event that has become a highlight on our country’s environmental calendar.  As Douw Steyn, Sustainability Director of Plastics SA explains "This annual public awareness week is supported by all the packaging streams in South Africa, and encourages citizens, corporates and municipalities to help remove all visible litter from our country’s neighbourhoods and streets, rivers, streams, beaches and oceans". 

Apart from raising awareness and supporting clean-up initiatives by donating refuse bags, gloves and other equipment needed, this will also be the 25th year that Plastics SA will be coordinating South Africa’s participation in the International Coastal Clean-Up Day – the world’s biggest volunteer effort for ocean health.

Plastics SA is hoping that this year will see a repeat of the huge success of last year’s Clean-Up & Recycle SA Week. Even though COVID-19 restrictions prohibited large groups at public clean-ups and gatherings that have become synonymous with this public awareness and volunteer effort, the spirit of camaraderie, positivity and willingness to make a difference in our environment, definitely made this one of the most memorable years.

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PLASTICS SA RIVER CLEAN-UP DAY STATEMENT

PLASTICS SA WORLD CLEAN-UP DAY STATEMENT


INTRODUCING AGILITY PRINTING: A SPECIALISED EMPLOYEE BENEFIT SOLUTION FOR THE PRINTING INDUSTRY 

Kick-start 2022 with Health Squared and Agility Health’s exciting, technologically advanced Human Capital solutions that benefit your employees and your bottom line by attending the virtual launch on 27 September at 10:00 AM.

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KZN CHAMBER’S GOLF DAY

We are pleased to announce that our KZN Chamber’s Golf Day will take place on 19 October 2021. If you would like to be a part of this invaluable networking event, then please contact our KZN Chamber.

TAKE PART IN OUR GOLF DAY
 

#GRAPHIC/PRINT/SIGN LIVE DEMO EXPO: 5-7 OCTOBER 2021



Graphics, Print & Sign Live Demo Expo is a dedicated commercial print, wide format print, digital label printing, signage, textile and garment printing, short-run digital packaging expo in South Africa. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the live demonstrations of new technology, equipment and substrates, software, applications and more, all under one roof.

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READY FOR BUSINESS: RE-OPENING BUILDS MOMENTUM FOR FESPA GLOBAL PRINT EXPO 2021: 12-15 OCTOBER 2021



Countdown begins to first international live event for speciality print community since 2019.

Exhibitors and visitors are getting ready to do face-to-face business at FESPA Global Print Expo 2021 and European Sign Expo 2021 (12-15 October, RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), in light of the progressive relaxation of COVID restrictions and re-opening of hospitality and live events.

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ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC INTERMEDIATE COURSE
 
Registration Closes 17 September 2021.

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DIGITAL CUTTING AND CREASING OPERATOR SKILLS PROGRAMME

Registration Closes 23 September 2021.

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ADHESIVE BINDING OPERATOR SKILLS PROGRAMME

Registration Closes 24 September 2021.

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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC ADVANCED

Registration Closes 15 October 2021.

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LABOUR LAW WORKSHOPS

Registration Closes 01 October 2021.

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REEL STAND OPERATOR SKILLS PROGRAMME

Registration Closes 22 October 2021.

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CITY & GUILDS DUAL TRADE CERTIFICATION

We wish to remind our members that City & Guilds do not offer Dual Trade Certification to apprentices who have completed their CBMT Trade Tests.

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PRINTING SA PART-TIME LECTURERS

Printing SA is looking for Part-time Lecturers in the fields of, Prepress, Printing, Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Print Finishing, and Soft and Hardcover Bookbinding. If you would like an opportunity to mould our industry’s next-generation, then visit our website to submit your CV.

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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 and ensure our members have the most up-to-date resources. 

As a member of Printing SA, you have access to our members portal, where you can access Tenders, RFP’s and RFQ’s, which will provide you with opportunities to bid for more business. 

You can also find industry professionals on our CV Pool, and download the latest industry research reports, templates and marketing resources.

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TASKALFA PRO 15000C INKJET PRODUCTION PRINTER PROMOTION

Purchase the TASKalfa Pro 15000c high-speed inkjet production printer and get your first 1 million impressions free.

Over valid until 30 September 2021.

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UPDATE YOUR DETAILS

Printing SA Members should check and update their company details via our Members Portal in order to ensure that they don’t miss out on tender/RFQ/RFP notifications.

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BRINGING BUSINESS BACK: AN AUTOMATED FUTURE

The print sector has experienced continuous technological progress for the past 20 years and, as a result, has seen significant productivity benefits and reduced time-to-market. However, the speciality print sector, which FESPA represents, can still do more to achieve significant efficiency gains through process automation, particularly by streamlining workflows.

As we’re witnessing the continued rise of digital wide format printing and the industry is becoming more tech-driven, speciality printers in a variety of market segments are exploring ways to speed up production, diversify their applications, enhance the quality of their output and improve efficiency. And this means many are considering what and how to automate, recognising that there are commercial consequences if they don’t.

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