SMALL BUSINESSES CAN GET A BIG BOOST BY APPLYING FOR CITY OF CAPE TOWN’S SMART SUPPLIER PROGRAMME

Applications close on 26th January 2024   The eighth annual Smart Supplier Readiness Programme has been launched by the City of Cape Town. This initiative aims to grow and support small businesses. It will empower them to engage effectively with corporate supply chains and access new and larger contract opportunities in the public and private sector. Applications for the programme are open and all qualifying vendors are invited to apply before the closing date on 26 January 2024. The City of Cape Town has again partnered with Smart Procurement World to offer this…

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RISK, ESG, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, PUBLIC SECTOR PROCUREMENT ON THE AGENDA AT 2023 SMART PROCUREMENT WORLD INDABA

Debbie Tagg, Smart Procurement chief operating officer

The 17th annual Smart Procurement World Indaba, South Africa’s largest, longest-standing event for procurement and inbound supply chain professionals, will focus on risk. It takes place from 11 to 14 September 2023 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng. This year’s theme is “Do Risk Right?”, organiser Smart Procurement has announced. Debbie Tagg, Smart Procurement chief operating officer, says that the profession proved its mettle in navigating risk in recent years, but needs to chart a course in an increasingly volatile, unpredictable and challenging environment. “Procurement and supply chain practitioners played…

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ABSA HOSTED MADE IN AFRICA EVENT TO IGNITE AFRICAN BUSINESS BY CONNECTING THE CONTINENT’S BUYERS AND SELLERS

David Mparutsa, head of Enterprise & Supply Chain Development at Absa Africa   “It is time for Africa. It is time for Africa to harness its people, its resources, and its resilience for the betterment of all. It is time for large corporates and public sector entities to open up their supply chains for the betterment of local businesses. It is time for financial institutions to support this agenda through providing innovative and non-traditional ways to offer financing to African businesses.” This was the message from David Mparutsa, head of…

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