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10 Maintenance Tips for Lockdown

May 25, 2020

With many countries currently in some form of forced lockdown, a number of businesses have been forced to shut down their operations for an uncertain time period. Many organisations can lock their front door and go home, working remotely to continue their activities. Others in asset-intensive industries like mining, manufacturing or utilities do not have […]

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Unlock Your Future with Online Learning

May 8, 2020

We find ourselves in scary, but fascinating times. If anything, Covid-19 has forced us to rethink life and how we approach it. Fortunately, technology has made it much easier for us to be proactive and take action towards a better future. Do you want to come out of this pandemic stronger? Now is your opportunity […]

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A reflection on the 2020 SONA and budget speech

March 24, 2020

By: Kolosa Madikizela (PrCM, PrCPM, PMP) – Managing Director Pragma Africa The proper management of physical assets is essential to the wellbeing of our society. As I step into my role as Pragma’s MD for Africa, this realisation is confirmed daily. Similarly, our latest State of the Nation Address (SONA), by President Cyril Ramaphosa, and […]

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Our response to Covid-19

March 19, 2020

Your health and safety is our top priority. As a group, we have been taking various actions to safeguard our clients and employees. Our main goal is to work with the international community to flatline the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In response to the current pandemic, we have implemented new policies to guide our […]

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Is your power backup investment failsafe when Eskom load shedding strikes?

February 20, 2020

A wave of load shedding is hitting the country again, as you would have experienced, no doubt. This has resulted in incidents where service providers such as OR Tambo International Airport, Chris Hani Hospital and many others have been unable to operate at full capacity. We ourselves have suffered a generator failure at our head […]

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Effective procurement practices aligned to asset management can save you millions

February 14, 2020

Andre Jordaan: Partner Consultant, Pragma In a world where examples of inappropriate expenditure are widespread, it is easy to justify extensive procurement practices as a means of improving governance. However, it would be best if you deliberated whether such practices are meeting your intended objectives, and at what cost. In any company or organisation, procurement […]

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Five facts every CFO should know about asset management

February 3, 2020

The link between a company’s long-term financial plan and its strategic plan are generally well understood. But what about the link to the long-term asset management plan – and does your organisation have one? Asset management and a company’s bottom line is intrinsically linked. Here’s what CFOs need to know about physical asset management in relation to a company’s financial health.

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Pragma’s socio-economic development programme makes education accessible to many

December 4, 2019

Creating sustainable access to the economy for beneficiaries of socio-economic development (SED) programmes is a Pragma priority. In the past year many employees were fortunate to share Pragma’s goodwill with beneficiaries that they were personally involved with. “Any SED contributions should provide sustainable benefits – teaching people to fish rather than giving them a fish. […]

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Competence in an ever-changing asset environment

December 3, 2019

How many times has it been said that people are our most valuable assets? Typically, we think of assets as items that are of value to an organisation – but without people, the value of physical assets is seldom realised. We need to take a look at the impact of Industry 4.0, the spread of […]

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How does asset management create a sustainable competitive edge?

November 26, 2019

Stephan Kornelius: Strategy and Business Development Manager, Pragma Stefan Swanepoel: EAMS Product Manager Making sure a business is sustainable is a concern all executives should share – after all, you don’t want your operation to curl up and die two years into your five-year plan. But what exactly do we mean by sustainability? In the […]

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