Suppliers get leg-up in the Western Cape


A diverse group of black-owned SMMEs are benefiting from a Western Cape initiative to unlock supplier opportunities outside government institutions. The City of Cape Town's Enterprise Development Unit has committed to educate and direct these suppliers with a practical workshop, in partnership with Smart Procurement.

Speed and consistency key to retail procurement success

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"Speed and consistency key to retail procurement success" - Woolworths procurement Chief

The retail industry is extremely competitive. Businesses and brands need to stand out by creating seamless, value-added consumer experiences, both in-store and online. "Speed, consistency and experience are in high demand for everything from inventory levels, fixtures and signage, to packaging and point of sale services," says Yogan Naidu, head of Non-Trade Procurement at Woolworths.


The historic, first-ever Candidacy Programme was launched recently, when 30 women in the Transport and Logistics industries were officially enrolled and became student members of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA). Through funding from the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA), CILTSA will train 30 employed women in the international Certificate in Logistics and Transport CILT qualification, which will also lead to a professional, internationally-recognised designation for the successful candidates.

The 2016 Expo was equally lucrative


Good Day


I trust this email finds you well & equally exhilarated from the Expo. As taxing as it was being out of office for 2 days, I am looking forward to the response from all our enquiries with great enthuasism.

I would like to thank our 2016 Sponsors Grandwest Sun International for their continue support & commitment to our growth & sustained development.



On behalf of Rey’s Suppliers, I would like to thank you for hosting my business at the Smart Procurement

Conference at the CTICC on 1-2 March 2016.

The conference was very informative and has taught me a great deal as there were many things that were new to me. It was also a good way to network and just get my name out there.

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