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Exxaro celebrates four employees announced as Pragma Value Add Ambassador winners

July 27, 2020

Every six months, future-focused engineering services company Pragma, awards industry achievers in the mining, retail, government, manufacturing and oil and gas sectors for their meaningful contribution to their respective organisations. Pragma aims at helping their clients to perform at their peak while balancing asset management, cost and risk. Diversified and dynamic mining group Exxaro, is […]

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Pragma | 30 Years in the making

July 15, 2020

2020 might forever be known as the year in which Covid 19 struck, but life goes on despite this and many other challenges that businesses face. It is with this mindset, that we take a look back at an engineering firm that was born on the first of June 1990. “Politically South Africa was in […]

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Mind shifts save money | Reducing general maintenance costs in retail

July 10, 2020

By Morné Steenkamp Irrespective of your business or work environment, poor decision making often comes back to bite you. When talking about maintenance, it is something that could result in significant damage, costing the business dearly. How can we facilitate better decision making at ground level to prevent potential failures and save some money? The […]

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On Key UX Design Team Joins Maze Customer Advisory Board

July 10, 2020

On Key’s dynamic design team has been invited to join the likes of IBM, Windows and Amazon on the Maze Customer Advisory Board. Maze, who has been recognized by Web Summit as one of their Top 30 Seed Startups Worldwide, is a user testing platform that turns prototypes into actionable insights from real users. “We […]

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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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Procurement

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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