To ensure precautionary, proactive measures to minimise the risk of spreading the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) IESSA has announced that it will be taking its courses online, via the Zoom Webinar based platform. IESSA is proud to be able to provide courses nationally and provide course access to its members. IESSA’s focus remains the development of skills and to develop and promote Accredited Lighting Practitioners (ALP’s) through training, application and registration.

By Theo Mashego, Chief Executive at Mbali International

Six years ago, after eight years in corporate, I left to try and build a business in the engineering space. After two years of trading, with close to R1M spent, my partner and I had only two orders to show for the hard work we put in. Funded by Maurice Radebe (Chairman of Sasol Oil) and Jonathan Narayadoo (retired COO of Afrox), having sold the pipedream about building a conglomerate that would also meet their needs to give back and create employment, we were hit by the realities of South Africa’s small business environment and the difficulties of new entrants, especially in sectors at the core of the economy.

The national coronavirus-related lockdown has put many companies into financial distress, but recent notices from the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) are delaying the business rescue process and in fact fall to be set aside on review, according to law firm Knowles Husain Lindsay Inc.

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