The Freight Packaging and Logistics Services Industry is an industry that is responsible for providing packing and crating services for the transportation sector of the economy. The industry comprises of businesses that provide consolidation of freight consignments, trade document preparation, packing, crating and otherwise preparing goods for transportation and logistics consulting services.
Some of the key factors that will contribute to growth in this industry include the growth in the manufacturing sector, consumption, international trade and also the increase in technology reliance will provide new opportunities for logistics consulting and advisory services, particularly for distribution chain networks and logistics.
While a fair amount of investment is being made by various stakeholders to upgrade the country’s rail networks so as to be sufficient to meet future demand, currently the transport of goods and services is still largely reliant on the road transport – and this is a massive opportunity for FMCG logistical and transport companies.
One of the most important things to do to run a successful logistics and transport company is to understand your costs. Don’t take any short cuts and remember quality controls as well as stringent maintenance to all vehicles is crucial.
Besides the capital outlay for equipment and vehicles, other expenses have also to be considered:
– Garage or other facilities for vehicles stored;
– Additional security features;
– Routine servicing and maintenance of all vehicles;
– Repairs to scratches, wear and tear (tyres);
– Fuel costs;
– Cleaning of all vehicles;
– Parking costs for business use;
– Toll charges for business use;
– Traffic Fines;
– Marketing and Advertising costs.
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The recycling industry has become an integral part of modern society not only due to its social and economic impact but also because it plays a vital role for the future of our planet.
Most people think a recycling business is all about collecting soda cans, bottles and old paper, but in fact, most profitable recycling businesses concentrate on other items and materials, such as the gold found in computers and cell phones, used tyres, or re-selling household goods.
The current growing population and economy, results in increased volumes of waste generated. This puts pressure on waste management facilities, which are already in short supply and cannot handle the demand for service provision. Inadequate waste services lead to unpleasant living conditions and a polluted, unhealthy environment.
Recycling Business Ideas:
Recycling of Aluminum Cans.
Recycling of Scrap Gold.
Recyclable Waste Collection Centre.
Recycling of Construction Waste.
Electronic Waste Recycling.
Cooking Oil Filtration & Recycling.
Home Items Recycling.
The waste management sector evolves every year as South Africa makes steady steps towards a greener and more sustainable future. Opportunities for businesses and investors are constantly growing and appearing as new technologies and methods of waste management are discovered.
The recycling business is very competitive, and much of the competition is from large, established businesses. Therefore, market research is absolutely essential. You need to investigate what and how many recycling businesses already exist in your area where you will be able to sell your products and for how much etc.
The amount of money that you will need to start your recycling business will vary greatly depending on what kind of operation you planning to run. Expenses might include:
Vehicles to haul recyclable’s;
A space to store/sell recyclable’s;
Machinery to process recyclable’s;
Money to pay people for their recyclable’s;
All of the research you have done to plan your business will come together in your business plan, which is a formal document that outlines how you will develop and run your business.
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Figs are an ancient food source and were one of the first fruit trees cultivated along with the olive and grapevine. It is known for its adaptability and high productivity whilst being easy to prune and maintain. This make the fig tree a valuable addition to farming and a rewarding long-term investment. There is almost no limit to the use of figs; figs can be eaten fresh, canned, dried, and made into an assortment of preserves. Foodies find them lovely with cheese and figs could also be roasted and added to coffee for an interesting twist.
This is a classic pear – shaped fruit with a purple to black skin and red flesh.
One of the oldest fig cultivars in South Africa. Large fruits, with purple skin and dark red flesh when ripe, ripen late in the season.
Cape White or Kaapse Wit
Very sweet french fig. The small flat fruits with green-yellow skin and straw – colored flesh ripen early.
One of South Africa’s oldest figs. It ripens early to mid-season with a uniformly brown skin and pink flesh. Resists the attentions of flies well.
A unique South African cultivar with small, egg-shaped fruits, greenish purple skin color and straw-colored flesh.
Cape Black or Koffievry
Another unique South African cultivar and popular in domestic gardens. It is a small, black early fig with straw- colored flesh. Can be eaten with the peel.
Tiger or Tiervry
Striking yellow and green stripy fig, fun to grow in the garden. The flesh is reddish pink.
An old Italian cultivar with a prominent, fleshy stalk and typical drop of sugar in the “ostiole” or bottom opening when ripe. The skin is greenish yellow with white flecks and the flesh yellow-pink.
This is an early fig that ripens end of January to early February, with an abundance of large, sweet fruits. Skin is yellow-green and the flesh pink.
These figs ripen late in the season with light brown to red skin and dark red flesh.
Figs are nutritious, calorie- dense fruit and contain high levels of potassium, calcium, vitamins B & E, as well as dietary fiber. Eaten fresh or dried, figs are an ideal food source for increasing energy, strengthening immunity and aiding the digestive system.
The fig can be grown on a wide range of soils; light sand, rich loan, heavy clay or limestone, providing that there is sufficient depth and food drainage. Sandy soil that is medium- dry and contains a good deal of lime is preferred when the crop is intended for drying. Highly acid soils are unsuitable.
The fruits may be picked from the tree or gathered normally or by mechanical sweepers after they fall on the ground. Harvested fruits are spread out in the shade for a day or two so that the latex will dry a little. Then they are transported to processing plants in boxes.
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Moringa is frequently referred to as “the miracle tree” because all of its parts – from the leaves to flowers, seeds, bark and roots – have nutritional and medicinal uses. Seed pods are oil-rich, yielding 38% to 40% of buttery yellow oil. The oil is highly sought after by cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies, and can be used in cooking, for engine lubrication, and more importantly, as biodiesel.
Even when grown for biodiesel, Moringa adds for food security. It’s one of the top three most nutritious vegetables in the world and was identified by the World Health Organization as a famine- busting plant.
Moringa oleifera leaves contain more Vitamin C than oranges, more potassium than bananas and more protein than eggs and milk. The plant has primarily been used for its medicinal and nutritional benefits. For example, in Africa, Moringa has been used by breastfeeding mothers as a supplement due to its ability to increase lactation and to assist them in managing childhood malnutrition, thus decreasing the mortality rate amongst young children (Sambou 2001).
Moringa oleifera is a deciduous tree which within the first year of planting can grow up to 3 meters in height and can subsequently grow as tall as 15 meters. During the first 6-12 months, the Moringa tree can produce fruit, however, on average, it takes a period of 2 years to produce seeds. The favorable conditions under which to grow Moringa oleifera are temperatures between 25 – 30 degrees C, although the plant is capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 48 degrees C.
The Moringa pods are a good source of calcium and phosphorus. The oil extracted from Moringa oleifera seeds contains a approximately 13% saturated fatty acids and 82% unsaturated fatty acids. It is also has a particularly high level of oleic acid (70%) in comparison to other vegetable oils, which usually contain approximately 40% oleic acid.
The roots of the Moringa oleifera are characterized to have medicinal properties. However, consumption in high dosages can be fatal due to the presence of spirochinalkaloid, a fatal nerve paralyzing agent (Nellis 1997).
Several studies have been conducted in exploring the use of Moringa for various industries. The most well-studied and exploited uses of Moringa oleifera are medicinal and nutritional in nature. However, in recent years other uses of Moringa oleifera have been studied and their application explored in other industries such as water treatment and animal feed.
The Moringa oleifera leaves are harvested once a week. During harvesting, care is taken to minimize contamination and remove any residue that may have accumulated on the leaves by washing them three times with clean water. The leaves are then dried and farms employ different drying methods. When the drying process is complete, the Moringa oleifera leaves are milled and then packaged as various products such as capsules, tea and powder.
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Hair extension retail stores includes stores that mainly specialize in selling wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions for both aesthetic and medical purposes. Just like most businesses in the retailing industry, it depends on strong consumer spending to spur the demand for industry products.There are hair businesses that someone with little education and no serious business background and training can start. One of such businesses is to open a “hair extension” retail store. The major things you need to succeed in this kind of business is a good location, easy access to wholesale supply of quality “hair extensions” and good customer service skills.
The truth is that if your store is located in an good area with good human and vehicular traffic, and you have quality hair extensions, wigs and related products from different brands, you will not struggle to get customers visiting your store and make a purchase.
The wig and hair extension retail store industry is a very profitable industry and it is open for any aspiring entrepreneur to come in and establish his or her business. You can choose to start on a small scale on a street corner or you can choose to start on a large scale with several outlets in key places.
In setting up any business, the capital needed will depend on the approach and scale you want to undertake. If you intend to go big by renting/leasing a big facility, you then would need a good amount of capital because you need to ensure that your employees are well taken care of, and that your facility is conductive enough for workers to be creative and productive. This means that the start-up can either be low or high depending on your goals, vision and aspirations for the business.
According to a documentary aired on hair extensions, it was found that the reason why more people were wearing hair extensions was due to the fact that the extensions helped add volume and length to one’s hair and could also dramatically change one’s look. This is why customers are willing to spend thousands of rand’s at one spot, just so they could get a hair extension.
The demand for hair extensions has increased dramatically especially as celebrities have now joined the target market. The reason for the boom asides from the celebrity factor is due to the fact that new technologies for applying these hair extensions have emerged for users.
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