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AECOM appoints new Strategy and Growth Director for Africa

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / AECOM appointed Fadzai Nyamasve as the Strategy and Growth Director for Africa from 1 January 2017. Nyamasve previously served as AECOM’s Strategic Projects Director for Buildings+ Places, and as the Client Account Manager for Transnet. Nyamasve is professionally trained as an electrical... 

Global pulse day celebrations highlight importance of pulses

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The second global pulse day on 18 January 2017 saw celebrations around the world in recognition of the importance of pulses.   “The potential global impact of pulses is significant,” says AGT Foods Africa marketing manager, Dean Miller. “Pulses have been cited for reducing malnutrition, obesity... 

Global pulse day celebrations highlight importance of pulses

Dromex Electric Arc Workwear Passes International Testing

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Dromex Arc Flash Protera workwear has recently passed Open Air Arc test, which was performed by Kinectrics, the leading Arc test facility in Canada. The same garment has also passed a Box Arc Test 8 Cal at a ratio of 12.4 Cal/cm2. “Providing the correct PPE for health & safety is always our... 

5 ways technology can power enhanced Government services

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Latest-generation enterprise technologies have the potential to improve financial and operational management within Public Sector entities, and enhance service delivery to citizens.   Let’s look at five of the most important applications of technology in Government:   Transforming, simplifying... 

5 ways technology can power enhanced Government services

Condition-based maintenance – new approaches to extend the life of HVAC equipment

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / HVAC is a long-term investment: chillers are big-ticket items that are meant to last the lifetime of a building – about 25-30 years – in fact a recent demolition of one of the first four star hotels in Dubai led to the retirement of three YORK® YT Chillers after nearly 34 years of service. These... 

Condition-based maintenance – new approaches to extend the life of HVAC equipment

New Sensors For Roller Conveyors – Making Logistics Smart

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ASSTech offers a new range of Wenglor sensors for roller conveyor systems that offer everything required for modern warehousing and transport technology. Mountable underneath the transport level of raceway conveyors, these intelligent, multitalented sensors not only set new standards in... 

New Sensors For Roller Conveyors – Making Logistics Smart

RS Components introduces high-quality RS Pro enclosures for potentially explosive environments

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / RS Pro enclosures meet wide range of standards, including ATEX and IECEx certification and waterproof ratings, making them ideal for deployment in a variety of industrial market sectors   Johannesburg, South Africa, 19 January, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc... 

Alstom invests in EasyMile, a start-up developing electric driverless shuttles

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Alstom is investing €14 million, and thus taking a minority stake, in EasyMile, an innovative start-up company developing the EZ10 electric driverless shuttle. The investment forms part of the start-up’s ongoing capital increase. In parallel, Alstom and EasyMile have signed a commercial... 

Denel On Track To Meet Contract With Namibia

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Denel is on track to deliver armoured patrol vehicles and light-weight remote weapon systems to Namibia within the next four months.   The contract is a substantial one and consists of eight RG32M vehicles and four SDROW weapon stations. Johan Steyn, CEO of Denel Vehicle Systems, says delivery to... 

Global Plastics Industry Effort To Combat Marine Litter Grows In 2016

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Seven New Industry Associations Join the “Joint Declaration”; Group Will Operate as the “Global Plastics Alliance” Going Forward Seven new signatories were added to The Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter, also informally known as the “Joint Declaration”... 

Global Plastics Industry Effort To Combat Marine Litter Grows In 2016

Decision Inc. proud partner of the Qlik Southern Africa Summit 2017

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Decision Inc., a management and technology consulting organisation, is one of the largest Qlik partners in South Africa. Qlik implementations focus on driving value, and support strategic and operational initiatives through process improvement, technology innovation and talent enablement. The... 

Decision Inc. proud partner of the Qlik Southern Africa Summit 2017

Atterbury builds a vibrant new base for SA’s legal community at The Club Advocates’ Chambers

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Offering advocates the opportunity to own or rent offices in a modern new urban precinct with a live-work-play lifestyle, Atterbury is developing The Club Advocates’ Chambers in Pretoria. Working hand-in-hand with a group of advocates from the city, the leading South African property investor and... 

Atterbury builds a vibrant new base for SA’s legal community at The Club Advocates’ Chambers

Wipro Positioned as a ‘Leader’ in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, Worldwide 2016

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, has announced that it has been positioned as a 'Leader' in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, Worldwide 2016 for the third consecutive year. The report authored by... 

Industrial Explosives Market Is Expected to Reach $196,299 Million, Globally by 2022

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Industrial Explosives Market by type (High Explosives, ANFO, Emulsions and Others), end-use industry (Metal Mining, Non-Metal Mining, Quarrying, Construction and Others) is projected to reach $15,888 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2016 to 2022, according to a new report by... 

SA Hippo Again Flown To Canada

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SA Hippo Again Flown To Canada Two HIPPO 350kW Medium Voltage Submersible Slurry pumps would have been returned by the Canadian National Resources Limited (CNRL) to South Africa for repair and upgrade in May 2016. These pumps are being used to pump liquids containing solids, contaminated with tar... 

SA Hippo Again Flown To Canada

SA Pump Manufacturer Celebrates 37 Years Of Internationally Proven Award Winning Pump Designs

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / HAZLETON PUMPS, a family owned and managed business located in Centurion, has been continually awarded since the company’s inception 37 years ago with numerous awards and is regarded as a world leader in the pumping of high head, high volume acidic liquids containing solids utilising their... 

SA Pump Manufacturer Celebrates 37 Years Of Internationally Proven Award Winning Pump Designs

JEC Group Celebrates Composite Innovation At JEC World 2017

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / While this year’s show will take place from Tuesday March 14 to Thursday March 16, 2016 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, France, JEC Group is proud to unveil the names of the 13 winners of the JEC Innovation Awards. The JEC Innovation Awards reward the best composite breakthroughs... 

Staff Incentives – Critical Errors To Avoid In 2017

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It’s a new year and organisations across the globe are asking the same question. How can we better incentivise our staff? For many, 2016 was a difficult year. A good success strategy for 2017 would not be completed without guidelines on motivating staff to perform better, be happier in the... 

Staff Incentives – Critical Errors To Avoid In 2017

Otel Connect Store Simplifies Voice & Data

     19th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa's increasingly competitive telecoms landscape is good news for the economy but potentially confusing for the consumer. Local fixed, mobile and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) users today have a choice of a couple of fixed line providers, several cellular networks and dozens of... 

Addressing the laws of innovation

     18th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Genesys Interactive Intelligence forum reveals that only innovations that diminish a limitation and change market rules will become disruptive In an era of innovation, everyone has an opportunity to disrupt the market, but few will succeed, according to Henning du Preez, disruptive innovation... 

Addressing the laws of innovation

EnerMech Acquires Electrical & Instrumentation Specialist In Largest Deal To Date

     18th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engineering services specialist EnerMech has made its first entry in to the electrical and instrumentation (E&I) sector with the acquisition of EPS Group in Australia and the Americas. EPS Group employs 250 staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Houston and Louisiana, and has annual... 

EnerMech Acquires Electrical & Instrumentation Specialist In Largest Deal To Date

From farm to fork – Africa’s top F&B show gets a makeover

     18th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Africa’s Big 7, the continent’s leading event for the food & beverage industry runs from June 25 to 27 in South Africa attracting senior buyers from across the sector Africa’s premier food and beverage show has been rebranded and has relaunched this year to meet the needs of a changing market. 

From farm to fork – Africa’s top F&B show gets a makeover

STEER strengthens Design & Engineering capabilities to drive innovations & new technology development for Plastics Industry

     18th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / STEER, creator of advanced platform technologies that effectively transform and functionalise materials in the fields of plastics, pharmaceuticals, food & nutraceuticals, biomaterials and biorefining, today announced expansion of its Design & Engineering capabilities to drive innovations and... 

Energy Revolution Africa 2017 explores the future of renewable energy for the continent

     18th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Everything you want and need to know about renewable energy and the future of energy development and growth in Africa comes under the spotlight at Energy Revolution Africa 2017. This co-located event to African Utility Week will be hosted for the first time in Africa in Cape Town from 16 to 18... 

KPMG to lead the energy conversation at the 2017 African Utility Week

     18th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / KPMG’s commitment to create agile utilities in the energy sector across Sub-Saharan Africa, has motivated the Firm to take up a diamond sponsorship opportunity at the 2017 African Utility Week. The 17th annual African Utility Week is the only global meeting place, conference and trade exhibition... 

African Utility Week to host launch of YEPP for young power pros and graduates wishing to solve Africa’s energy challenges

     18th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / African Utility Week to gather 7000+ power professionals in Cape Town “Youth unemployment on the continent is a major epidemic and internship opportunities are an amazing solution to help maximize human capital development on the continent” says Daniel Antwi, co-founder of the Africa Internship... 

African Utility Week returns to Cape Town in May and showcases how community scale projects are the continent’s energy future

     18th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Expo and conference to focus on major industry trends “The power and energy landscape in Africa is undergoing significant change” says Evan Schiff, African Utility Week event director, adding that current trends include “the availability of private investment for power and energy projects, the... 

New-Look SAIW Welding Challenge off with a blast!

     17th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new-look SAIW Welding Challenge, which comprises the Youth and Senior competitions, took place from 21-25 November 2016 at the head office of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) in Johannesburg and was a whopping success attracting more than 40 competitors from all around the... 

New-Look SAIW Welding Challenge off with a blast!

South Africa lags digital construction

     17th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 2016 Building Information Modelling (BIM) Institute survey shows that there is a significant lack of education in terms of digital construction and building information modelling for complex building projects in South Africa. “A cursory glance at construction projects in our major cities... 

South Africa lags digital construction

Bigen Africa appoints Ruan Minnaar as Human Capital and Marketing Director

     17th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bigen Africa appointed Ruan Minnaar as Human Capital and Marketing Director. He is a dynamic executive with an excellent academic, business and personal record across a wide range of disciplines. “Ruan is a focused and performance-driven executive with a strategic mind-set and a proven ability to... 

Bigen Africa appoints Ruan Minnaar as Human Capital and Marketing Director

CSIR heeds call for more young people in photonics industry

     16th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The National Development Plan identifies the science and technology sector as one of the key areas that needs to be developed before 2030. There is also an increasing need to accelerate the number of young people embarking on a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as... 

Modular classrooms contribute to a higher Matric pass rate in the Northern Cape

     16th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In 2015 the Northern Cape had a Matric pass rate of 69.4%, placing it sixth out of South Africa’s eight provinces. In a study carried out by the Public Services Commission in 2016, it was found that dilapidated teaching spaces and overcrowded classrooms were some of the challenges impacting... 

Modular classrooms contribute to a higher Matric pass rate in the Northern Cape

Trend Micro TippingPoint launches 100 Gb standalone next-generation intrusion prevention system

     16th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Trend Micro Incorporated , a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, last week announced the availability of the latest Trend Micro TippingPoint NX Series next-generation intrusion prevention systems (NGIPS). The series includes a first-to-market standalone NGIPS solution that delivers up to... 

Right-First-Time Construction

     16th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The competitive construction market demands quality results – first time around – to keep clients happy and business profitable. Gauteng-based contractor Probuild has its own proprietary quality management software to make sure this happens. It is busy applying this technology and approach on the... 

Right-First-Time Construction

Improving Screens For Better Bottom Lines

     16th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Working closely with mines to ensure optimal designs for vibrating screens and feeders gives Kwatani the opportunity to constantly improve products by applying the latest technology. Kwatani, previously known as Joest Kwatani, is one of the largest OEMs producing custom engineered vibratory... 

Improving Screens For Better Bottom Lines

Zest Energy Provides Mobile Power For Kamoa-Kakula Mine Development In The DRC

     16th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The development of the world’s largest high-grade copper deposit – the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo– now is running on power from the DRC’s national grid using a mobile substation recently commissioned by South Africa’s Gauteng-based Zest Energy. The 120/11 kV... 

Zest Energy Provides Mobile Power For Kamoa-Kakula Mine Development In The DRC

Material Specifiers Are Dropping The Safety And Performance Ball

     16th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cost and price are two separate factors, and with increased pressure on the purchase price specifiers of floor grating are purchasing material at the expense of structural integrity and loading capacity. Elaine van Rooyen, marketing manager at Andrew Mentis, has raised the important issue that... 

Material Specifiers Are Dropping The Safety And Performance Ball

Rapid Hard For Faster Turnaround Concrete Products

     16th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Giving concrete a minimum strength of 30 MPa in just two days is the key advantage of AfriSam’s Rapid Hard Cement product, allowing concrete product manufacturers (CPMs) quicker turnaround times and confidence from one batch to the next. According to AfriSam national sales manager, Amit... 

Rapid Hard For Faster Turnaround Concrete Products
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