The Oxalys South Africa Procurement Survey, now in its 3rd edition, aims to offer unique perspectives and tactics for strengthening resilience in procurement operations, addressing the ever-changing requirements of businesses. The survey delves into crucial aspects like performance management, inclusivity, and digital transformation. Notably, this year’s edition includes a dedicated section that focuses on public […]
South Africa has the potential to become a renewable energy giant within five years and the electricity crisis could boost the country’s future competitiveness, Gareth Rees, Head of Sustainability Strategy at Deloitte, told almost 300 delegates attending the recent third annual Sustainability Summit Africa in Johannesburg. He said the continent abounds with energy opportunities in
The question, says Cape Town green economy leader Jaisheila Rajput, is whether you should be focusing on ESG or sustainability or treating them as the same thing. Here she gives her views which will undoubtedly help to clarify the matter for many. ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) on the one hand, and sustainability on the
What we innovate, invent, advance, or know today started off as research fueled by our curiosity. Research is essential in understanding problems and challenges, which, says Oumaima Ben Amor, independent scholar at the Ronin Institute, involves the development of new ideas and solutions. It has shed light on the global threats that we face today.
We live in an era of continuous and expanding growth: Producing, procuring, distributing, trading, consuming, and other economic activities improve people’s quality of life, upgrade communities, and allow nations to thrive. However, says Oumaima Ben Amor, Sustainability Consultant at Our Hiraya in Australia, we tend to forget that the economy and society are embedded into
Looking at the African continent, one wonders why, with all her endowments, she contributes a tiny 4% share to Global Trade. As far back as 2005, an ITC conference in South Africa looked at the situation and arrived at the conclusion that Supply Chain was the biggest culprit, reports Dr Obiora Madu, Director General, African
Stop and think for a moment about the incredible power you have as a Procurement and Supply Chain Manager, says green supply chain guru, Lorraine Jenks. Speaking to SmartProcurementNews, she asks you to consider the real ramifications of your capacity to be a sustainable supply chain influencer: You have the power to refuse to source
Procurement strategy must be aligned to business strategy, says Dirk Karl, Group Executive: Chief Procurement Officer & Member of the Board, Global Sourcing Company (GSC), The MTN Group a valued African brand in telecommunications. He told delegates at the Smart Procurement World Indaba 2022 that two of MTN’s core business strategies are localisation and ESG
Sustainable procurement involves incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles into procurement processes and policies, Matjale Matsaung, Global Sustainable Procurement Expert & Managing Director, Sechaba Bauen, told delegates at the Smart Procurement World Indaba 2022. The aim is to ensure that business with suppliers is conducted in a manner that aligns with corporate social responsibility
SmartProcurementWorld congratulates the Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP) on its third birthday this month, and on the substantial impact it has made on the industry in its short existence. SPP is an international bottom-up and non-profit organisation for procurement practitioners, academics and professionals, creating and growing knowledge on responsible sourcing practices and empowering people in procurement.