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Established in 1974,

the IFR is the first and only Futures Research Institute of its kind

on the African continent.

DO YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN SHAPE YOUR ORGANISATIONʼS DESIRED FUTURE? The future success, if not the very survival, of organisations depends on the ability of decisionmakers to identify and to act on constantly changing internal and external forces within the business environment. Institutions can create the future they desire by clearly visualising what they want, and achieving it by understanding positive factors and obstacles on the path to success. - Institute for Futures Research.


A Premier Service An annual subscription service which includes various strategic insights as well as Futures methods workshops and the annual Futures workshop and conference.

Strategic Sound Boarding

Strategic Insight Reports

Strategic Commissioned Research

Strategic Scenario Planning Sessions

Short Futures Thinking Training Courses

The IFR therefore provides various service offerings that will strategically support leaders in organisations and government institutions to develop innovative, long-range decision-making competencies for risk mitigation and opportunity sensing.

Contact us on +27 (0)21 918 4144 or futures@ifr.sun.ac.za


Understanding the world


Sensing Opportunity

Encourages Adaptability

Anticipate Risk

Changes Thinking

Inspiring Innovation

DrivingYOU Transformation ARE HERE Preferable Future

Since its inception, SA Outlook has been established as a publication that would showcase talent & business interests of South Africans. Our competitive rates enable us to bring your business to the masses whether you want to advertise or make use of our creative team to design your unique ad to your specifications; we have it all under one roof.

This publication aims to raise the awareness of those who are not seen on the global markets & also connect the small business owner with the major companies & industries. With the latest innovations, technologies & ideas; we aspire to bring the best of what SA companies has to offer. In every edition we cover new & exciting topics; from current affairs, science & technology to travel & tourism. We have expanded our distribution from governments, public entities to budding entrepreneurs’ who want to make a mark in their industry; & also bring forth their brand. SA Outlook has an amazing team that services to your needs in sales & creative design. We hope to bring to you only the best quality in product & also client service under the umbrella of the wholly owned media house of Dynasty Publishing (Pty) Ltd. We look forward to do business with you to enhance your image & to produce informative tips & guides on growing your business. This first edition of SA Outlook has brought forth incredible subject matters that allowed us to partner as a media house at two prestigious events i.e. Infrastructure Africa Summit & the Africa Energy Indaba taking place in 2019. We also wish to thank our key supporter namely; The Institute of Futures Research from The University of Stellenbosch. We are embarking on exciting projects; by which Dynasty Publishing will produce key & informative products based on our South African markets. Here’s to forming great new partnerships & new business. All the best,

Emile Polman Managing Director Dynasty Publishing (Pty) Ltd



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Emile Polman EDITOR




CLG Brand Concepts (Pty) Ltd PRINTERS

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Greetings South Africa! It has finally arrived. SA Outlook your source of South African affairs. This has been an exciting journey for myself and the team to work on this first edition. We have made amazing discoveries and have interacted with a variety of people. The first edition has been themed to focus on the areas of science, technology & innovation, women specifically in the workplace and their initiatives with the following of Woman’s month in August. My key highlights is on the Managing Director, Pam du Plessis of Invincible Valves that gives thought provoking advice to entrepreneurs in their advertorial and a young lady of only 10 years old that has been recognized by industry, government bodies and her peers on her love for writing and motivating children to enjoy learning. We are proud to be associated with the key events in the construction, infrastructure & energy sectors. We therefore have special features focused on these industries. As the reader; you will note that SA Outlook is quite unique publication that attracts a variety of industries and also relates to general public who wish to get insight on different issues such as our sub—articles that offers guidelines and tips on project management, social media as a digital communication tool to expand the awareness to your companies’ brand. We are planning special features for the upcoming second edition & we hope that it will inspire , motivate & also inform. We invite you to advertise or write to us with new ideas that you would want us to cover. Here’s to the future of SA Outlook. Till next time, take care…

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Second Edition





South African Scenarios for 2028

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Phenomenal woman woman— —Mother & Daughter Duo

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10 Tips for Social Media Branding & Strategies

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Small Business Development

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Project management guidelines

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Sustainable construction & infrastructure



Kindly contributed by : The Institute for Futures Research - Stellenbosch University

South Africa’s Context: Scenarios for South Africa 2028 Institute for Futures Research in collaboration with the Institute of Risk Management South Africa as part of the IRMSA risk report. Prof André Roux and Doris Viljoen

uncertainties will play out, how current trends will develop and which new factors may come into play. Scenarios are never a comprehensive image of the future or the only possible construct of uncertainties. But, they hold the potential of ‘rehearsing’ possible futures, offering opportunities to deepen insight, enrich debate and promote a shared understanding of where and how stakeholders can influence the future. Towards 2028, there are 9 key factors that will probably be shaping the future of South Africa. Factors influence, and are influenced by one another. One possible analysis of the interplay between factors is summarised in the table below. Critical factors frequently form either virtuous or vicious circles.


Description Sustained 5% economic growth (measured by GDP) in a turbulent global environment

Social Capital

Responsible, ethical and efficient leaders, economic and social benefits from strong relations between members of society

Economic activities of the youth

Actively participate in the economy, ability of the country to realize a demographic dividend.

Food, Water, Energy security

Ability of the system to facilitate access to food, water and energy for all members of the population

Active factors


Description Institutions (like the Reserve Bank, Judiciary, Public Protector etc.) are able to perform their activities free from undue interference by others

Critical infrastructure

Expanding and maintaining infrastructure (roads, railways, airports, water and energy distribution systems, etc.)

Appropriate skills

Knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable participation in current and future economic activities

Reactive factors


Description A democratic surplus occurs when members of a society have legal rights that do not translate into economic or other societal wellbeing benefits. They have democracy without economic emancipation.


Money that government, corporates and individuals save in order to use at a later stage, invest or buy capital goods.

LET’S BUILD HE ALTH w w w. s a k h i wo.co m mail@sakhiwo.com

Our Vision To be an outstanding leader in health infrastructure development, while meeting the needs of the client and the community.

Our Mission We are committed to excellence in design and implementation of high quality, efficient and cost-effective solutions. We aim to respond accurately to the transformation of health care infrastructure delivery by developing outstanding facilities.

Current projects SOUTH AFRICA • Cecilia Makiwane Hospital • Lilitha College of Nursing • Frere Hospital (New Oncology and ICU) • Sipetu District Hospital • Thabazimbi District Hospital • Letaba Regional Hospital • Limpopo Academic Hospital • Siloam Hospital • Eastern Cape Health Facilities Maintenance ZIMBABWE • The Avenues Woman & Child Hospital MOZAMBIQUE • Nampula General Hospital GAMBIA • Horizons Private Clinic (TA for AfDB) NAMIBIA • Otjiwarongo Referral Hospital • Ondangwa District Hospital • Khomas District Hospital • Katutura Hospital • Windhoek Central Hospital BOTSWANA • Health Facilities Maintenance

SAKHIWO – Leaders in Health Infrastructure Development.

We believe in the powerful impact of world-class healthcare. We specialise in strategic health planning, health briefs, facility planning, architectural design, project and construction management, health technology, consultancy and advisory services related to hospital infrastructure development, commissioning and health facility maintenance management. Sakhiwo acts as an implementing and multidisciplinary development agency for hospitals and health facilities and pulled together some of the best expertise in South Africa for the establishment of Sakhiwo Health Solutions.

MEET THE LEADERS IN HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT SAKHIWO Health Solutions is the leading turnkey professional service provider in the public health care sector in Africa. Sakhiwo covers all aspects of hospital infrastructure development from strategic planning, to health planning, health technology planning, organisational


development, change management to architectural and engineering design and project management of the construction of a hospital. Sakhiwo also takes care of



Executive Chairperson

CEO South Africa

the commissioning of a hospital, including managing installation of equipment and the eventual operationalisation of the hospital. Furthermore, it also provides after-care of the facility in the form of facility maintenance management of both the physical infrastructure, mechanical and electrical installations as well as clinical and non-clinical equipment.

BACKGROUND Sakhiwo was formed in 2006 bringing together the best expertise in this field in South Africa. Its aim was to provide the above services to the South African Departments of Health in the wake of a decrease in available capacity. Since then Sakhiwo has been involved in the building and upgrade of numerous clinics, emergency medical centres, community health centres, district hospitals, regional hospitals and tertiary hospitals and specialised units such as oncology units, TB -MDR and XDR hospitals, psychiatric institutions, paediatric intensive care units and more. Some of the flagship projects included the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, a 530-bed Level 1 and 2 Hospital and the new Limpopo Central Hospital

(currently in the planning and design phase), a tertiary and academic hospital with 488 beds that will form an academic complex of 688 beds with facilities at Polokwane Hospital and Mankweng Hospital, providing academic hospital facilities to the University of Limpopo. In 2014 Sakhiwo branched out to Namibia where it was appointed by the Ministry of Health for the planning and design of a number of hospitals of which the Otjiwarongo Referral Hospital has advanced to the point where it is ready for construction. Sakhiwo is currently in the process of re-structuring with a new grouping of shareholders taking the company to the next level in terms of expanding its services into the private hospital sector and into the rest of Africa in both the public and private health sectors. It is also expanding its services to include hospital management services and management support services. As part of its restructuring, Sakhiwo recently appointed, Dr Gil Mahlati as Executive Chairperson and Dr Tebogo Mphake as Chief Executive Officer. They are spearheading the expansion with existing directors, Mr Benjy Mokgothu, (Operations) and Mr Vincent Sahanga (African Projects). Dr Mahlati is founding shareholder and director of African Financial Group, specialising in the funding of hospital developments, a perfect fit for Sakhiwo. Dr Mphake joined our team following a career in hospital executive management in the private health sector in South Africa. His level of experience fuels Sakhiwo’s expansion drive into the private health sector, both in South Africa and the rest of the African continent.






n this day and age that we live in, we as women have strived for equality and fairness in all areas of our lives. Our country has seen a new democracy, the rise and fall of many, but the one thing that will never die is the will power, strength and drive of a woman, a mother, a sister, a daughter…a friend. As proudly South African women we have overcome so many obstacles but we still stand tall through it all. This beautiful country of ours gave birth to many successful women. We also salute the women that has excelled in science and innovation, education and climbing the ladder of politics. In this feature we have dedicated focus on a special pair - mother and daughter that has excelled in their fields but also have inspired many. Join me as we share the story of a young lady Buhle Mthethwa and her mother Nthabiseng Maude Mthethwa on being phenomenal women. By Cindy Petersen

“If you educate a man you educate an individual, but when you educate a woman you educate a nation” African Proverb


Age: 10 – born on 14 September Education: Grade 5 & currently attending a Creative Writing Skills course at WITS University. Family: Lives with mother, father and two brothers in Birch Acres Accomplishments: -

Published Author of a book called “ The Big Fat Naughty Cat , Season 1” launched , 2 Dec. 2017


Finalist Award for Gauteng Women Excellence Award 2018.


Donated 1000 copies of my book to Thabaneng Primary School in Orlando West partnership with Cell C as part of Act of Kindness.


Back to School campaign collaboration with Miss SA, Dr Ade Van Heerden handing over books.


2017 – Featured in the Top 100 of the Star Newspaper and Top 8 of the South African Heroes.

- Further plans for the year is to start a book club at the her school, Mooifontein Primary in collaboration with the Principal

“I am focused and dedicated to help others to read and write from an early age.”

The sky is the limit. “Today a reader tomorrow a leader” by Margaret Fuller”

My next book is a continuation of the first book titled :”The Big Fat Naughty Cat Season Two”. I plan to launch it later in the year of 2018. The book was exhibited at the South African Children’s Book Fair in June at the Dome, and will be available at the Jozi Book Fair in September 2018. I have registered a Foundation that will focus on disadvantaged children in literacy and other humanitarian issues. The Foundation will be launched with my second book later in the year. Who motivates you as a young woman and why? My motivation comes from my parents especially my mother. They always give me a lot of support and I can always count on them to be there no matter what. What message do you want to give young girls who want to pursue their dreams and do not have the support? I would like to encourage young girls who would like to persue their dreams to always dream big. The sky is the limit. “Today a reader tomorrow a leader” by Margaret Fuller” You should always try to get help and support from everyone, because anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

This young lady is truly remarkable in her efforts and sharing her love for reading to the masses. May she always be motivated and inspired to reach higher for her dreams, She states that the support of family and friends has made a great impact on her success and encourages parents to discover the hidden talent within their children. We look forward to hear more from Buhles’future projects as it comes to life . SA Outlook wish to extend our wishes of success to Buhle in her future endevours and her work towards literacy within our beautiful country,

To order or to follow Buhle on social media, contact her or her parents on the following : Buhle_mthethwa@yahoo.com / thenthabism@gmail.com Instagram @BuhleTheAuthor Twitter @Buhle82047985 082 635 1627 (mother) /074 288 9013 (father) Book price: R200

“For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.� African Proverb

NTHABISENG MAUDE MTHETHWA BIOGRAPHY: Born: 10th June 1967, and bred in Orlando West in Soweto. I am the eldest from a family of 6 with 1 sister and 4 brothers. Family: Husband Sibusiso of 24 years. Two boys Siboniso (26), Sandile(19) and Buhle (10) Education: Over the years I obtained Certificates and Diplomas in Nursing, HR, HIV care and Counselling, International Marketing and many more on international platforms. A Practical Approach Post Grad Certificate in Economic and Development Policy (P&DM) from WITS Business School and planning to pursue MSc. in Investment Promotion and Facilitation in 2019. Career and Achievements: Deputy Director at The Department of Trade and Industry responsible for Agro-processing, Aquaculture and Mining Beneficiation. Dr Rob Davies has appointed me to serve in the Board of Incentives within the DTI since April 2015 and now have recently serving on a second term that ends in April 2021.

“I speak more than 7 languages. When I grew up used to speak so many languages from an early age. Both my parents were present in my life but my grandmother took much more responsibility of raising me as the eldest grand child. Growing up in the Township exposed us to different aspect of life and based on one’s home training, life choices were influenced by either street or at home.”

What does it mean to be a woman? I believe we are natural nurturers and homemakers. That places high emphasis on the role of a woman in the home, I am passionate in helpingothers,Ialsostressthatparentsshouldbe activelyinvolvedintheirchildrenslivesinthehome environment.

Do you think women can have it all? Yeswomencanhaveitall,familyandcareerallwhat is required is balance between the two.

How does your career affect your life as a mother, wife & caregiver and businesswoman? I am committed in what I do and I am a true example of a working mother with balance between my career and a mother. My career as Deputy Director for the DTI requires me to do extensive travelling locally and abroad to promote Investment Promotion sourcing Investors into South Africa. My husband has played a major role in aising the kids since they were small. He has been exposed to this life in the 80’s when Daddy PH Mthethwa was Ambassador in Washington DC from Swaziland, he experienced life as a Diplomat. I have to juggle my duties between family and being a civil servant. In my off time I spend time with my family and my church. I believe I have attained balance in my life which brings peace to who I am.

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Invincible Valves (Pty) Ltd was established in 1982 and since has grown to a medium sized enterprise located in Knights, Germiston Invincible Valves prides itself on service excellent and flexibility by striving to enhance our customer’s bottom line. Our 6,500m² facility in Knights is made up of 4,500m² under roof being our stores and workshop. The facility is fully equipped to offer a one-stop resource for valves and ancillary equipment which we transport globally. As an approved BBBEE Level 4 supplier to all major industries within South Africa, we maintain expertise and experience across a broad spectrum of industries and applications with a wide range of products. We offer a comprehensive range of local and imported valves and accessories for the mining, petro-chemical, power generation, water, sewerage and general industries. We have agents in all major centres around the country and service all four corners of the globe. We offer an in-house rubber lining service for valves, pipes, fittings and vessels which is utilized by many of the country’s major valve manufacturers. In addition we offer complete service, repair and valve reconditioning services for all types of valves. Our Core Values: We believe in treating our customers with respect. We grow through creativity, invention and innovation. We integrate honesty, integrity and business ethics into all aspects of our business functioning. Our Mission Statement: Build long term relationships with our customers and clients, to provide exceptional customer services by pursuing business through innovation and advanced technology. Our Purpose: To be a leader in the Valve Industry by providing enhanced services, customer service and profitability. Our Vision: To provide a quality service that exceeds the expectations of our esteemed customers. Invincible Valves is a proud supplier of quality valve products and ancillary equipment backed by service excellence around the globe. It is the combination of these values that allows us to form lasting business relationships.

Invincible Valves (Pty) Ltd

If it's not INVAL®, it's not Invincible 33 Shaft Road, Knights, Germiston TEL: +27 (0) 11 822 1777 | FAX: +27 (0) 11 822 3666 EMAIL: enquiries@invalve.co.za | WEB: www.invalve.co.za


For over 35 years, Enduro powered by Yamaha has been renowned for quality, reliability and integrity. Our wide range of power products from lawnmowers, pumps, firefighters and high-pressure washers are produced locally by South Africa’s top specialised and well-known manufacturers coupled with the technology of one of the world’s superlative engine manufactures, Yamaha. Originating as a brand to introduce the versatility of Yamaha engines, the brand has grown to such strengths in demand for the highest quality power products produced in South Africa. Our products are distributed through a network of qualified Yamaha dealers and retail stores throughout SADC, to offer our valued customers, product availability within reach, added support and service at competitive prices. That Enduro powered by Yamaha believes in “exceeding our customers’ expectations”. We continuously review our product manufactures to assure for consistency in delivery of the highest quality products and maximise our customers experience with professional support and trusted advice from our approved dealers, backed by Yamaha’s 1 year warranty on engines. Products produced locally with the worlds latest technology in petrol driven engines, give our customers the advantage of having the right tool to survive the African conditions without the footprint. A variety of lawnmowers produced by SA’s 1st class manufacturers, give our customers not only a variety to choose from domestic, commercial and industrial lawnmowers, but also a choice in their preferred manufacturer. Our recently introduced T–4st range of domestic and commercial lawnmowers and our continued PR-4st range have given that choice to those who only expect the finest. Exceptional, in quality centrifugal, transfer, chemical, firefighting, and high performance pumps are assembled exclusively for Enduro powered by Yamaha. Our YS range of generators, together with DURABILITY and mobility in mind, offer supreme quality in alternators and Yamaha’s well balanced engines to give our customers reliable power. Enduro powered by Yamaha, made in Africa for Africa, irrefutable in strength and durability, and trusted to get the job done.

South Africa


World Skills - 1995 to 2018

OTTC is a leading training provider in Commercial and Industry Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, Ammonia, Refrigeration, Heat-pump Systems, Electrical Engineering and Controls for R & AC and Transport Refrigeration since 1992. The OTTC training courses are designed according to International Standards and Worldskills requirements where 26 countries have agreed to test their competitors in competition. OTTC has won the SA National Gold in the Trade



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of Refrigeration & AC competition eight times and since then seven of their students have been chosen to represent South Africa in the International Worldskills Competition. OTTC takes pride in the company philosophy of training excellence and has tailored its courses to cover the entire spectrum of technical knowledge, both practical and theoretical, to achieve confident and informed decision-making combined with the appropriate skills.



South Africa

‘Specialists in commercial refrigeration’ Tel: 011 794 3234 • Fax: 011 794 4662 Unit 1, Laserdowns Business Park, Johan Street, Honeydew PO Box 7946 Westgate 1734

OTTC believes that the quality of training must be relevant and practical to prepare their learners for various situations encountered in the workplace.

Worldskills International Competitions: Results From 1999 To 2017 TRADE 38 REFRIGERATION - All OTTC Participants YEAR













































Tyrone Bunce “2017 Worldskills Project Plant” completed in given time and working according to given specification.

Geoff Alder | Dris Fouche, Assessment | Hans Damhuise

Tyrone Bunce wiring the panel.

OTTC trains their students to participate in the international World Skills competitions PO Box 14532, Dersley, Springs, 1569 | Tel/Fax No +27 11 816 2580 or +27 11 366 1219 mailto: ottctraining@icloud.com / idobelin@icloud.com | Website: http://www.ottc.co.za and http://www.ottc-training.center









2017 Abu Dhabi

Experts, competitors, translators, shop master & Festo representatives of the Skill 38 Refrigeration and Air Condition team. Tyron Bunce middle and Bob Vuletic last row with red sleeves.

Tyrone Bunce leaving for Abu Dhabi

Thank You John Ackermann, Rory Macnamara, Dr. Patel, Bob Vuletic, Peter Hoetmer, the OTTC Team and all the Sponsors. All in all, the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 which took place from 14 to 19 October gathered over 1,200 contestants from 59 countries. This year, requirements were even more demanding than in 2015. For instance, 700 points in the individual competition were required for a Medallion of Excellence, as compared with 500 at the WorldSkills Brazil 2015. Nadezhda Kashtelyan, a graduate of Brest State College of Service Industry, won a medallion in the Hairdressing category. WorldSkills is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world, a sort of Olympics for aspiring workers and specialists. The international

WorldSkills Competition is held every two years. Taking part in the event are young skilled workers, students of universities, lyceums, and vocational education institutions aged up to 22. The WorldSkills movement is meant to promote blue-collar jobs in the modern society and increase their popularity among young people.

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