4 of 2016


 Newsletter No. 4   12 February 2016


Edcon Holdings Limited (“Edcon”) is pleased to announce that Mr Keith Warburton has been appointed as independent non-executive director to its Board with effect from 1 February 2016. Mr Warburton, B.Com, CA (SA), has also been appointed as the Chairman of Edcon’s Audit and Risk Committee with effect 1st March 2016.

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant Mr Warburton started his business career at an audit firm, after which he embarked on a broad career in business and commerce. He has previously served as the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and as an Executive Director of the Clicks Group. He has been involved in the retail industry since 19990 in the areas of super-marketing, fashion, health and beauty retailing, mail and direct order related retail and in conventional and cash and carry wholesaling, working for companies like Truworths, Foschini, Homechoice and the Metro group, among others.

Edcon Chairman Dwight M. Poler commented, “We are extremely pleased that Keith has joined our Board. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the retail sector, which will be extremely advantageous to the Edcon Group. We look forward to his valued contribution and guidance.” Mr Warburton serves on the boards of various companies.

WCM Introductory Workshop for Executives and Management


Managers and Executives are invited to attend an annual WCM Introductory session at Freudenberg NonWovens on 17th March 2016.

The workshop will cover basic lean manufacturing concepts such as the 7 production wastes, 5S, TQM etc.

Should you wish to attend please contact cctc@bmanalysts.com

The SACTWU Worker Health Program



SACTWU policy statement on HIV/AIDS

“As a trade union, we recognise that HIV and AIDS is a major challenge in our society. We have the challenge to launch an education programme to contribute to reducing and preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS, provide counselling to members who are HIV positive, that will assist them in adapting their lives, and to live positively; and educate workers and the rest of society to ensure that those who are HIV positive are not stigmatised and that we produce a caring supportive environment for HIV positive people, at the workplace, in the union and in the wider society.”

The SACTWU Worker Health Program was started in 1998 as a worker awareness education program on HIV and Aids issues, but has since then evolved into a comprehensive program providing the full continuum of care.

The following is a brief outline of our services offered:


  • Condom distribution through the workplace and Bargaining Council clinics.
  • HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) for members and their dependants.
  • Shop steward and workplace training modules conducted by experienced and versatile trainers.
  • TB (Tuberculosis) screening and testing.
  • Male medical circumcision


  • Free primary health care services at clothing Bargaining Council clinics throughout the country.
  • Mobile primary health care in areas that are not close to full time clinic.
  • ARV treatment
  • TB treatment


  • Most SACTWU clinics employ social workers who help members apply for grants, like the child support grant or the disability grant.
  • Support groups are initiated for HIV positive members.
  • A wellness program has been set up to help workers who are HIV positive to stay healthy and well.
  • Skills development workshop for workers who can learn a skill that can be a way earn a living.
  • Home based care for members and their dependants.

For further information, events, and latest achievements, you can visit  www.sactwuworkerhealthprogram.org.za   OR contact us in the following areas :

CAPE TOWN                Tel: (021) 448 5263 info@swtzn.co.za
KWA-ZULU NATAL    Tel: 031 3055581
EASTERN CAPE         Tel: 041 4870936
GAUTENG                    Tel: 011 402 2744
CENTRAL                    Tel: 051 5341917


Did you know……

Vicuña wool is the most expensive fabric in the world.

Cotton is the most used fabric in the world.

Cotton, this most popular of fabrics, has been around since 3000 BC.


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