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Printing SA and Konica Minolta’s skills development initiative

South Africa’s printing industry and Konica Minolta together brings skill development intiatives. Konica Minolta’s partnership with Printing SA began in 2014, when they both created and facilitated a comprehensive training programme for 20 female business owners. Showing their contribution to the industry, Konica Minolta recently employed Brian Chauke, one of the graduates from the Printing SA Commercial Digital Printing programme.
South Africa’s printing industry is working hard to help develop entrepreneurs who can “pay it forward” by employing others, according to Steve Thobela, CEO of industry body, Printing SA.
Thobela said that, at a time when unemployment was rife, empowering South Africans to seize opportunities to create their own

Lexmark’s print programme

Lexmark International’s print cartridge recycling programme ‘The Lexmark Cartridge Collection Programme (LCCP)’ has picked up speed in South Africa where over 60,000 cartridges have been collected and recycled over the past year. The programme is voluntary and enables Lexmark customers to contribute to an environmentally friendly initiative where all types of Lexmark print and toner cartridges are collected by the company for free for total recycling.
“The programme has been running for the past

Colourtech becomes the first in Africa to get Screen Jet520 HD

Bapsfontein-based Colourtech Design & Print is the first company in Africa to purchase the latest technology in inkjet web printing with the installation of the Screen Jet520 HD. The company uses the press in combination with an Ibis book-on-demand machine and Hunkeler cut-sheet line, all purchased from Ipex Machinery, to process a range of educational and publishing materials.
Sonja Groenewald, Colourtech CEO, first saw the Screen Jet520 HD at drupa in 2016, and made a site visit to

HP Inc. outlines plans to disrupt African markets

In 2015 HP’s separation into two entities, HP Inc. and HP Enterprise, heralded a new chapter in the company’s development. HP Inc. has used an 18-month reassessment period to define a marketing strategy for Africa that it believes will entrench its position and disrupt markets
According to the HP Inc. Q2 2017 earnings announcement, the company reported net revenue of US$12.4 billion, up 7% from the prior-year period, with the EMEA region contributing 34% of net revenue.
HP Inc. has offices in

Xerox opened branch in Zambia

DIGIprint, the exclusive Xerox distributor in Zambia, has opened the first Xerox Showroom and Service Centre in Zambia. The initiative is supported by Bytes Document Solutions (BDS), the authorised Xerox   distributor in 26 sub-Saharan      countries and apart of the Telecommunications, Multi-Media and Information Technology (TMT) organisation of Altron, the parent holding company. The new centre, officially presented by Yese Bwalya, director of communications, further positions Xerox as the