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Memorable training that results in improved workplace activities

March 29, 2021

The main focus of the Pragma Academy is to create courses and provide training that is memorable to our clients and value adding to their businesses. We work hard to ensure that learning is demonstrated through improved workplace activities and partner with our clients to measure this. Providing learning that is targeted and relevant results […]

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Digitising manual and paper-based processes – increasing efficiencies and data velocity

March 23, 2021

Jean Goussard, Solutions Specialist Statistics show that since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, many sectors and industries have expedited their digitalisation strategies to stay relevant and in business. The pandemic’s impact on the world economy and the restrictions it enforced on day-to-day business activities have pushed enterprises to embrace alternative methods to conduct their […]

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The foundation of sustainable infrastructure asset management: aligning the equipment and financial asset registers

March 23, 2021

Andre Jordaan, Partner Consultant Introduction Many organisations discover that they have two or more duplicate asset registers when they take a good look at their practices and systems. This conundrum of multiple asset registers also surfaces during new system implementation or asset or infrastructure management intervention. This is especially true for the public sector, where […]

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Continued service delivery without compromising employee safety

December 4, 2020

As we are nearing the end of an unprecedented year, I’m looking back with astonishment. Our thoughts go out to those who have been directly or indirectly affected by the virus in their communities. Whether you are a client or employee, I want to thank you for your commitment during these trying times. Without your […]

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Increase efficiency and save millions | Combine your facilities and asset management functions

December 2, 2020

Julia Phala, Head of Sales and Client Relation Management Are you a manufacturing business struggling to contain the cost of production and upkeep of your physical assets such as buildings and equipment? In challenging economic circumstances, such organisations are usually under pressure to save costs to meet bottom-lines. Traditionally asset management and facilities management are […]

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Proactive enterprise asset management | Leveraging human potential to improve asset performance

December 2, 2020

An opinion piece by Kolosa Madikizela, Managing Director Pragma Enterprise asset management Proactive enterprise asset management is more than just infrastructure and equipment. As humans, we drive the cultural values and behaviour needed to implement maintenance strategies and action the activities required for peak asset performance. Yet, the role humans play in proactive enterprise asset […]

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Is a Centralised Enterprise Asset Management system, a pie in the sky for organisations with multi-divisions?

November 24, 2020

The case for having a reliability centred maintenance approach has been proven time and time again. Yet, it is one of the most significant physical asset management challenges facing large, diversified organisations today. By sticking to best practices and getting the foundations of asset management in place, RCL Foods has managed to overcome this challenge. […]

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The relationship between the current economic infrastructure assets performance problems in Southern Africa and Proactive Enterprise Asset Management

October 19, 2020

An opinion piece by Kolosa Madikizela, Managing Director Pragma  The economic landscape in Southern Africa has been on a downward spiral. Even South Africa has lost its status as Africa’s biggest economy, falling behind Nigeria at the end of 2019. This downward trend is severely impacting communities. As citizens, we have seen and been affected […]

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Black, Female-Owned Enterprise Flourish with Pragma’s Backing

October 13, 2020

With Pragma’s backing, Mettle Petroleum – a black, female-owned service provider, has grown from a small business employing only four in 2017 to a company delivering projects over R2.5milion with 17 employees to date. “Pragma has always taken people and organisational development seriously. In recent years, our passion for developing people influenced our approach to […]

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A structured approach to the development and implementation of an AM scorecard

October 12, 2020

Darryl Summers: Partner Consultant, Pragma Measuring and managing performance in an organisation is vital in driving an organisation towards success. Management requires fact-based decision making which relies on authentic performance measures. In medium to large organisations, which tend to span multiple customer sectors and countries, consistent evaluation of performance is often a challenge experienced by […]

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