CPM & Industry News

Becoming B-BBEE Certified is easier than you think!

Admin is not a favourite exercise for most people in creative industries, but the advantages of getting B-BBEE certified far outweigh the hassle, and it’s cheaper than you think! Beyond the moral argument for, and reputational association gained from demonstrating that your company is committed to equality and transformation, there are concrete business benefits to achieving your certification.

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Retail best practices for jewellers in the age of COVID-19

Trying on Jewellery

The National Association of Jewellers in the UK has released a guide for retail jewellers, which CPM has summarised and supplemented with pointers pertinent to the situation in South Africa. Consider temporarily suspending services that require close proximity or contact with your client, like ear piercing (which you should have indemnity forms for).

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Is your workbench setup is as ergonomic as possible?

As any seasoned jeweller knows, how you sit during your workday can affect your body in both the short and long term. The bench is the cornerstone of the craft and should be highly customised to each individual’s comfort and task requirements, but even the most well designed setup poses future health risks simply from too much time spent in the chair.

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Lockdown Alert Level 3 Regulations

Level 3 guidelines

The JCSA presented a webinar on Wednesday 27 May with guest Dr Ivor Blumenthal of the South African Independent Tenants Association where the below points were outlined. As all manufacturing jewellers, wholesalers and retailers are permitted to return to work from 1 June 2020, kindly take note of the following:

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Unit 9, Cypress Park
19 Cypress Drive
Glen Anil
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