Latest News from RSPH
2020 MESA Virtual Conference
January 2021 — SA Instrumentation & Control*
2020 brought about a lot of uncertainty, anxiety, fear, broken economies, and a complete halt to what we have come to know as ‘life’… I wonder why? Jokes aside, COVID-19 has left devastation and destruction in its wake, normally words we use to describe natural disasters, but this virus has firmly cemented itself into that category. I’m pretty sure the organising team over at MESA Africa were scratching their heads trying to get a Yes or No to go ahead and plan this two-day virtual conference. Many of us would probably have thrown in the towel as this is a historically attend-in-person event, and going digital must have complicated matters. I mean, you have to get a platform to host several people, share video, audio and slides (live), interact via chatbox, ensure the connection from where you are recording is on near-5G grade latency and reliability …
*Republished with kind permission of SA Instrumentation & Control
Interview with Dilley Naidoo on eNCA Today (DSTV Channel 403)
23rd November 2020 — Caroline Carter, RSPH
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says the decision by ratings agencies Fitch and Moody’s to downgrade South Africa further into junk status is a painful one, and to that end the country is looking continually at ways of boosting the economy.
Press Release and Webinar Link – Safe Miners Keep Mines Alive
19th October 2020 — Caroline Carter, RSPH (as published on Creamer Media’s Engineering News)
While we have seen news about cabinless, emissionless underground vehicles and the technological progress is astounding, we are some years away from this becoming the norm. In the interim, we need to safeguard human beings – the life-blood of all mines.Given that the landscape of health and safety in general has been in the spotlight and efforts have been substantially intensified, surely it would make sense to revamp the entire health and safety strategy to ensure longevity of the process and sustained benefits to both the workers and the mines long-term?
As mineworkers have returned to work in full force, there is a substantial amount of anxiety around Health and Safety measures being adhered to.
Press Release – Safe Miners Keep Mines Alive
10th June 2020 — Caroline Carter, RSPH (as published on Creamer Media’s Engineering News)
Given that the landscape of health and safety in general has been in the spotlight and efforts have been substantially intensified, surely it would make sense to revamp the entire health and safety strategy to ensure longevity of the process and sustained benefits to both the workers and the mines long-term?
We could easily compare the devastating effects of accidental injury with the spread of infection, as both are devastating to the mining industry. Since Covid-19 safety measures are now mandated, we maintain that we should be addressing total mine safety.
Press Release – Why SA should not put all its manufacturing eggs in China’s basket
24th March, 2020 — Dilley Naidoo, CEO of Madala & Associates, and Director of RSPH says, “Currently, South Africa has over 20% of its manufactured goods imported from China. This is one of the largest dependencies compared to other countries globally.” Given that China has until now been the hardware manufacturing capital globally and is no longer operating, this should highlight our over-dependency on imports. The outbreak of Covid-19 internationally should be a wake-up call on the impact of our dependency on imported products in general.
South African distributors and consumers in the supply chain have not escaped this over-reliance on Chinese imports of manufactured products, and in addition to the economic impact, the lack of materials is impacting operations, end customer delivery and overall satisfaction, which is why we should not ‘put all our manufacturing ‘eggs’ in the China basket.’
New Offering Announced for the Mining & Beneficiation Industries
30th October 2019 – Mining and its related beneficiation industries have taken a back seat in the economy in the SADC for a number of years. Recent changes in the region however have brought about a renewed focus on this sector in order to unlock potential value, create employment, and generate downstream industrial activities in the economies in the region.
Building on their successful offerings to the manufacturing sector, RSPH now offers a practical value chain plus a set of services and products to support the renewal of mining and benificiation through progressive industrialisation to modern sustainable standards.
While substantial work needs to be done with regard to digitising systems in order to boost both long-term viability and sustainability, there are many building blocks that can already contribute to building a solid foundation for future growth.
19th September 2019 – Angelo Kehayas, CEO of ProfWeb has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Madala & Associates. He brings with him a wealth of experience as a public and keynote speaker, and as a business, executive and leadership coach.
Angelo has served at senior levels in several blue-chip companies and has established and run successful ventures in multiple industries. Angelo specialises in challenging assignments, solving systems problems, and facilitating group and team planning sessions.
As a certified Master Coach, Certified Management Consultant and NLP Practitioner with IMCSA (Institute of Management Consultants and Master Coaches), his approach is unique in that he addresses the inter- and intra-personal issues facing businesses and business owners, particularly entrepreneurs.
21st August 2019 – At a recent South African Excellence Movement (SAEM) seminar hosted by the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) commercial director Shivani Singh said that she believes that South Africa’s automotive manufacturing growth opportunities lie in deeper localisation involving Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 manufacturers, as the majority of components are currently imported.
August 2019 – Milano is a logistics operator for dry loads, cold chain and document management and storage. The company specialises in integrated logistics projects for the public and private sectors.
According to Mayara Arantes, process analyst at Milano, the operation had many parallel controls, which led to document management failures. In addition, there were many problems with process tracking, which resulted in loss of records.
1 July 2019 – Software implementation houses Industry Software3 (IS3) and Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings (RSPH) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that is intended to benefit the manufacturing, utilities, refinery and mining sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa.
A unique combination of plant-specific and enterprise-wide offerings will, for the first time, allow for the provision of a unified supply chain management system that will enable visibility and optimisation of the entire supply chain, from tanker – to refinery – to pump.
1 July 2019 – Established 19 years ago at the request of Cyril Ramaphosa, Impumelelo was the first directory of top black-owned and managed companies in South Africa. Since then, the Top Empowerment brand has grown into one of the country’s most well-respected transformation platforms. Recognising the major advancements made by the commitment to boosting black businesses and business people, Top Empowerment promotes these captains of industry.
Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
3 Keys to Long Term Manufacturing Success – by Mike Smith
2 April 2019 – Across every industry and market, executives talk about the significant investment of time and money involved in bringing new products to market. These same people also say they wish their suppliers would become more reliable and consistent in providing material, parts and services that are on-time and within specification.
SA Poultry Threat – What Can We Do About It? – by Caroline Carter
How to Avoid Being the Next Food-Safety Scandal – by James Wood
One of SA’s largest food manufacturers recently found itself battling to save its reputation (not to mention its biggest customers) following the Listeriosis outbreak in one of their factories. This scandal could have happened to anybody in the Food Manufacturing Industry. Time and time again we hear stories of workers altering sell-by and slaughter dates on packages, as well as mixing old and new produce. At the very least, companies caught committing these kinds of practices will have the terms of their deals to supply the main supermarkets renegotiated aggressively, and in the worst case they could lose the contracts altogether.
Manufacturing Turnaround – Why Is It Critical for SA?
How to Get It Going Today! – by Ian Huntly
22 May 2018 – Industrialised countries across the world have been realising that a vibrant manufacturing sector is an essential part of their economy and the value chain creates huge amounts of wealth for the citizens. It is essential to the social fabric of the economy. Manufacturing, together with mining and agriculture, are the only industries with 10-times or greater multiplier effect on the economy. Agriculture, agri-processing and capital goods manufacturing, despite their small direct share of the total GDP, remain critically important sectors in the South African economy.
AI and BPM: The Next Step to Process Innovation – by Dilley Naidoo
8 March 2018 – “Any attempt to become more competitive can be fraught with risks and challenges, but it can also pose opportunities,” – so says Dilley Naidoo, Director at Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings. “To stay competitive, companies need to be fast. They need flexibility and agility to rapidly change their practices and mature their business processes.”
Innovative businesses are deploying new business models, through processes which deliver superior value for customers, employees and shareholders.
New B-BBEE Group Formed to Accelerate SA Transformation Shortcomings
30 January 2018 – RSPH (Rifle-Shot Performance Holdings) has partnered with Madala & Associates to create a B-BBEE Level 2 Partnership. In addition Madala & Associates CEO, Dilley Naidoo, has been appointed business development director at RSPH.
RSPH is a distributor and implementer of specialised management software and business process consultancy services, while Madala & Associates is a majority black female-owned BB-BEE Level 1 company whose primary objective is one of investing, adding value, and creating long-term sustainable businesses that contribute to overall skilled job creation, capacitation and business education in South Africa.