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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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On Key EAMS supports the smooth running of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

November 11, 2019

Pragma recently secured the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway as a new On Key EAMS client. “We are immensely honoured to partner with the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway’s technical team. We aim to help them ensure that the Cableway operation remains in tiptop condition to safely glide up and down the iconic Table Mountain, providing tourists […]

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Kolosa Madikizela appointed as Managing Director of Pragma Africa

November 11, 2019

Kolosa Madikizela has been appointed as Managing Director for Pragma Africa after a brief stint away from the company. Her responsibilities will include the execution of the leading asset management company’s strategic plan, looking after the company’s entire African interests as well as ensuring that Pragma’s culture of diversity and inclusiveness remains intact. Madikizela has […]

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Rudwin Gertze

Pragma employee wins second place in national research competition

October 23, 2019

Rudwin Gertze sets his sights even further Pragma Operations Administrator in the Shell FMC team, Rudwin Gertze, finished in second place in the national Unisa research competition with his study on Investigation and Analysis into Process Safety Fundamentals within the South African Oil and Gas sector, specifically Petrol Stations. Says 32-year old Gertze: “UNISA presented […]

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Pragma acquires physical asset management consultancy in the Netherlands

October 14, 2019

Pragma, one of SA’s leading physical asset management engineering firms, acquired Netherlands-based consultancy, CMS Asset Management, on 1 October 2019. CMS specialises in engineering advisory services related to maintenance and asset management. Pragma CEO and founder Adriaan Scheeres says the acquisition is well aligned to the international expansion strategy developed during 2018. “We believe we […]

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Jeandre Geldenhuys

Pragma’s Jeandre Geldenhuys sets new world record at the world transplant games

September 27, 2019

The World Transplant Games, which took place from 17 to 23 August this year, celebrate a second chance of life, demonstrating the success of transplant surgery and promoting the need to raise public awareness of organ and tissue donation. Pragma employee and one of the participants, Jeandre Geldenhuys, brought home five medals. Geldenhuys struck gold […]

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Adriaan Scheeres | Pragma CEO

Managing your assets can increase your return by up to 30%

September 20, 2019

Pragma’s CEO Adriaan Scheeres explains Pragma CEO and founder Adriaan Scheeres, was busy with his Master’s degree in Information Technology when he came up with the idea of starting a consulting business in asset management. As the strategic driving force behind Pragma’s vision to become the world’s first-choice supplier of asset management solutions, Scheeres also […]

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