SA may need Covid-19 wastewater, water quality surveillance programme

With the escalation in Covid-19 infections in the country and the challenges associated with individual testing, the importance of introducing a nationwide wastewater surveillance programme becomes more immediate and relevant to complement national interventions. This could offer a cost-effective method of understanding the pandemic trends, provide an early warning system, identify hotspots and track the…

Brights Hardware, Ryobi Tools donate R190,000 in power tools to Learn to Earn

Image supplied “There’s no denying that power tools are expensive and yet necessary for numerous artisanal trades,” says Nita Luis, founder of family-owned Brights Hardware, a Western Cape based chain of hardware stores that conceptualised the Tools Donation campaign which called on South Africans to donate their unused and unwanted power tools. “Talented artisans abound…

Minimise Covid-19 infection at your organisation with wristbands

A wristband that allows you to identify at a glance which people have been temperature screened for Covid-19 (minimising risk of anyone accidentally being missed by screening or deliberately avoiding screening). IDCBand – South Africa’s leading wristband supplier – has cost-effective access control wristbands which are available immediately. These bands are non-transferable. They have a…

Hardware retailer notes surge in sales of building supplies during lockdown

The different levels of lockdown restrictions has, unsurprisingly, been accompanied by different responses and trends. Now, as various business sectors adjust to a new consumer climate, and restaurants work towards safely reopening, an unsurprising new consumer trend has emerged: home building, renovations and improvements. Since the start of lockdown, social media platforms have been inundated…