Dolphin Bay Brief

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2020

December 2020

December 2020

In this newsletter, Marlize, Thinus and I explain what we and Dolphin Bay have learnt in 2020 – a year that made history.

Newsletter Stories:

  • Finding the treasure: what we learnt in 2020 – Bertus Coetzee
  • Striking the balance between risk and growth – Marlize Jacobs
  • Covid-19 shines light on future trends – Thinus Ferreia

Enjoy the read.

November 2020

November 2020

In this time of economic trial, we bring you several upbeat stories including one on how the groundwork has been laid for the growth of the forestry and related sectors in South Africa.

Newsletter Stories:

  • How to optimize your timber treatment plant
  • Meet family business Fynbos Poles – environmental entrepreneurs committed to quality.
  • Forestry poised for an upswing

We trust you will find it informative.

October 2020

October 2020

Our stories this month include the publication of streamlined industry standards, and silver linings to the challenges of Covid-19.

Newsletter Stories:

  • New customer Ambiance leaps into the market
  • Revised timber treatment standards published
  • Futurist outlines unintended silver linings of Covid-19
  • Economic success requires “compliant society, ethical leadership”

We hope this newsletter brings you inspiration.

August 2020

August 2020

Is there any value in remaining up-beat during dark times?  And how does Dolphin Bay ensure a top-quality product?  These are some of the wide-ranging topics this newsletter explores.

In this issue:

• The immortal jellyfish
• New client Patula identifies opportunity
• The steps ensuring the quality of your CCA
• Business bounces back
• Why government should mend its rift with business

We trust you will enjoy the read.

April 2020

April 2020

For this newsletter we interviewed several futurists to outline the implications of our challenging times. We trust the stories will give you glimpses “past the frontier of chaos,” as Bronwyn Williams said.

In this issue:

• Futurists describe “biggest societal shift since WW2”
• World recession likely to begin in Q2 and Q3 this year
• Managing a time of crisis

June 2020

June 2020

This newsletter explains how we’ve avoided hold-ups in our supply to clients during the lockdown and marks an important milestone with the issuing of the first Quality Pledge certificate for excellence.

In this issue:

• Solution for Poles Tanzania’s “supply headaches”
• Interpretation of safety vessel compliance sparks needless fears
• Avoiding the lockdown supply hold-ups
• Bundu sets higher bar with first Quality Pledge certificate
• Government betrays our trust

We trust you will find it helpful.

February 2020

February 2020

As a new decade begins, our newsletter takes a bird’s eye view, with stories ranging from why sentiment is shifting within our industry to insights on the media and how forestry is using new-era tech to prevent catastrophic wildfires.

Newsletter Stories:

  • Industry optimism unleashed as we embark upon new decade
  • Welcome to Silverwood, our first Kenyan customer
  • “Extraordinary” media oversight dampens public morale
  • Cutting-edge tech helps prevent catastrophic forest fires
  • NRCS promises action on illegal treatment

Wishing you a year of growth and fresh opportunities.

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