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The latest HEVAC&R industry news for the African market (and beyond), looking at Heating, Energy, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration.

Many more business to business companies are setting up ecommerce divisions to accommodate online ordering that has seen exponential growth in South Africa over the last two years. Image credit: Pete Linforth | Pixabay

Speed and accuracy is everything in ecommerce

Many more business to business companies are setting up ecommerce divisions to accommodate online ordering that has seen exponential growth in South Africa over the last two years. Image credit: Pete Linforth | Pixabay

Many more business to business companies are setting up ecommerce divisions to accommodate online ordering that has seen exponential growth in South Africa over the last two years. Image credit: Pete Linforth | Pixabay

Opinion piece by Tennille Bell, general manager: sales at Programmed Process Outsourcing.

Ecommerce in South Africa has grown significantly in the past two years. Spurred by necessity during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, consumers are familiar with online shopping as roughly 70% of South Africans now shop online at least once a month.Read More »Speed and accuracy is everything in ecommerce

Business planning today is critical, must be data-driven, and has to be coordinated across the enterprise. Image credit: Towfiqu barbhuiya | Unsplash

How modern intelligent tools drive dynamic enterprise performance management

In a digital world, unlocking opportunities for today’s enterprise requires businesses to leverage financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting; consistently deliver workforce planning and budgeting; take advantage of sales planning with in-depth analysis; and monitor capital expenses planning – all while delivering financial consolidation and managing financial reporting.Read More »How modern intelligent tools drive dynamic enterprise performance management

Seasonal surge in winter energy demand will be difficult to satisfy through current renewable sources, if buildings switch to low-efficiency electrified heating. Image credit: BU School of Public Health

Inefficient building electrification risks prolonging fossil fuels

A new study in the US indicates that decarbonisation pathways should incorporate more efficient electric heating technologies and more renewable energy sources to minimise strain on electric grids during peaks in electricity usage from heating in the winter. As climate change unfolds and regional temperatures change, extreme conditions become prevalent and designers need to provision for future conditions.Read More »Inefficient building electrification risks prolonging fossil fuels