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ABB Wins $70 Million in Equipment Orders to Expand European Rail Fleets

     Updated 15 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / ABB traction technologies to provide more reliable, energy-efficient trains for rail operators in Switzerland, Sweden and Hungary. ABB has won orders worth $70 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler to supply state-of-the-art traction and onboard power equipment to three European rail... 

Bowmans grows African Oil & Gas offering with key partner appointment

     Updated 19 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has appointed London-based lawyer, Nicolas Bonnefoy, as a partner in its Oil & Gas Sector Group.   Bonnefoy is an oil & gas and mining project lawyer with an exclusive focus on Africa. Dual qualified as an Avocat in France and a solicitor of England and... 

Kaytech launches Online CPD-Accredited Lectures

     Updated 31 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Kaytech has launched a unique service offering: Online CPD lectures on geosynthetics. Industry professionals can now “attend” the lectures, accredited by SAICE, whenever and wherever they like – from the comfort of their own office, home or even waiting to board a flight.  Conducted by renowned... 

Kaytech launches Online CPD-Accredited Lectures

Industry Desperate for Certainty on Carbon Tax

     Updated 37 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading energy consultancy Cova Advisory has warned that there is a desperate need for certainty over South Africa’s planned Carbon Tax.   The warning came in the run-up to this week’s Budget, when Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is widely expected to give an update on plans for the new tax.... 

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr sees some blue sky for businesses in 2017

     Updated 41 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Business law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr last night clinched top honours for M&A Deal Flow for the eighth consecutive year at the annual DealMakers Awards. “Deal activity may have slowed but indications are that we may be in for a stronger 2017 as businesses get more strategic and seek out growth... 

RS Components unveils improved mobile-optimised website to support growing mobile user base

     Updated 45 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has developed a new and improved website optimised for mobile devices to support its growing mobile user base. The company has seen a fourfold increase in mobile traffic to its website year on... 

Industry Desperate for Certainty on Carbon Tax

By: Creamer Media Reporter      Updated 1 hour 57 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading energy consultancy Cova Advisory has warned that there is a desperate need for certainty over South Africa’s planned Carbon Tax.   The warning came in the run-up to this week’s Budget, when Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is widely expected to give an update on plans for the new tax. “On... 

Energy Efficiency Workshop

     21st February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa, the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa and the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association will host an energy efficiency workshop to highlight challenges and provide solutions to the energy challenges facing industry and business. The... 

DPI Plastics upgrades large-bore extrusion line for new Ultraflo™ range

     21st February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / DPI Plastics has upgraded the tooling on its large-bore extrusion line at its Roodekop facility in Johannesburg in order to extend its current range of Ultraflo™ PVC-m pressure pipes to include diameters of up to 630 mm and a 16-bar maximum operating pressure. The Ultraflo™ range has been... 

DPI Plastics upgrades large-bore extrusion line for new Ultraflo™ range

Congested cities lead the re-invention of the delivery vehicle

     21st February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hard-pressed small business owners are constantly performing balancing acts. On the one hand, highly competitive environments mean that they are forced to increase service levels and cope with pressure on margins. On the other hand, they are being forced to reduce costs so that they can meet... 

Kansai Plascon sets a new standard for road-marking paint

     21st February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Kansai Plascon’s BTP brick and concrete paint product is available in different colours, and adheres to notoriously difficult substrates. It also outlasts competitor products by a significant margin, setting a new benchmark in the road-marking sector in particular. This is according to a... 

Kansai Plascon sets a new standard for road-marking paint

Subcontractors Should Stand Up For Their Rights, JBCC Urges

     21st February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Subcontractors carry out major and important portions of building and construction work – but are often last in the queue when it comes to recognition and legitimate treatment, says Uwe Putlitz, CEO of the Joint Building Contracts Committee. Putlitz says the JBCC’s Principal Building Agreement... 

Subcontractors Should Stand Up For Their Rights, JBCC Urges

Coatings Sector Launches Formal Appeal To Halt Paint Dumping

     21st February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The SA Paint Manufacturing Association is driving a renewed and formal appeal to the government to protect the coatings sector by imposing higher import duties on the increasing volumes of paint being dumped on our shores.   Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA, says the Association has... 

Coatings Sector Launches Formal Appeal To Halt Paint Dumping

Maptek provides resilience during a challenging economic environment

     21st February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Maptek strives to provide inventive, powerful solutions to help mining companies build resilience during periods of economic contraction. At SME in Denver, Colorado this week, Maptek will be sharing insights, whether new techniques for training employees, optimising planning and scheduling, or... 

Maptek provides resilience during a challenging economic environment

Eight digital banking scams to lookout for

     21st February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As access to banking services through digital channels continues to grow, so does the need to protect consumers against the prevalence of online banking fraud.   Yolande Steyn, Head of Innovation at FNB says “We view security as an integral part of a seamless online banking experience. Therefore,... 

Eight digital banking scams to lookout for

Westcon-Comstor to provide a real view of the “customer experience” at Cisco Connect 2017

     21st February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa’s Comstor division will be providing customers attending this year’s Cisco Connect event a unique view of how customer experiences can be better delivered in an ever digitally transformative world.    “Because of the rapid evolution of technology, as well as... 

Key Factors To Make Concrete More Durable

     20th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The two main reasons why concrete is the most abundantly used construction material are its durability and competitive pricing compared to other construction materials. Concrete’s durability also leads to significant reductions in maintenance costs over its service life.   “But there is still... 

Key Factors To Make Concrete More Durable

SENTECH Enables Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) for the Ngqeleni Community

     20th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SENTECH, the state-owned broadcasting signal distributor, fulfilled its mandate by concluding its DTT infrastructure installation process of the 183 transmitter stations nationwide and a Direct-To-Home (DTH) broadcasting infrastructure to ensure 100% DTT access for all South African citizens.... 

How public does your IoT implementation really need to be?

     20th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Deploy your Internet of Things (IoT) solution like you would your cloud solution: private, public and even hybrid, says Netshield.    Technologies deployed in a private environment can add as much value but cost less to run as they would in a public domain, says Inus Dreckmeyr , CEO of Netshield,... 

BI receives Certificate for Outstanding Service from Sasol

     20th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bearings International (BI) has been presented with a Certificate for Outstanding Service and Support from Sasol in recognition of the longstanding business relationship between the two companies. BI supplies its full range to Sasol, from bearings to transmission and consumable products. It was... 

BI receives Certificate for Outstanding Service from Sasol

African Utility Week Industry Awards include new gas, small scale and ICT categories to reflect evolution of energy and water sectors

     20th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Nominations are open for top industry professionals and projects   “I know the energy revolution is powering up and ready to take off. We should embrace energy trade with each other”.  With these words Mr Kandeh Yumkella, UN Under-Secretary-General and Former Special Representative of the... 

Engen continues to build future leaders in Gauteng

     20th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 2016 class of the Engen Maths and Science Schools achieved an impressive 94% pass rate, up 5% from last year’s average of 89%, with 70% of learners attaining a Bachelor pass. The Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) are a national initiative that seeks to address key skills shortages in the... 

Engen continues to build future leaders in Gauteng

Global Perspective At South Africa's Automotive Show

     17th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Up to 400 executive-level delegates, representing South Africa's automotive manufacturing industry will gather to confer with and learn from global experts at its official event, the NAACAM Show in Durban during April.   Acclaimed London-based, global thought leader and charismatic futurist... 

Global Perspective At South Africa's Automotive Show

Digitisation of project management imperative for project success

By: Victor Moolman     17th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Business management consultant SSG Consulting will continue to focus on project management and execution as its core business this year, with the intent of increasing its drive to further improve operational throughput of organisations and projects by 30% to 50%, despite the challenges facing the... 

Digitisation of project management imperative for project success
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MINE UPGRADES The adoption of big data, cloud, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, mobile technology and the digitisation of business will be the primary driver of successful organisations over the next five years

Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers an Engineering News Online app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps... 

Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

Standard Bank appoints former WesBank SA Vehicle and Finance Executive Head to Group Head VAF position

     16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Standard Bank today announced the appointment of Simphiwe Nghona as Group Head for Vehicle and Asset Finance, effective 01 March 2017.  Mr Nghona will also join the Standard Bank Personal and Business Banking Group Executive Committee.   Having worked most recently as CEO of the Motor Division... 

Standard Bank appoints former WesBank SA Vehicle and Finance Executive Head to Group Head VAF position

Riverbed Launches Major Updates to SD-WAN Offering, Delivering a Powerful Cloud Networking Solution for Today’s Digital Enterprise

     16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Riverbed SteelConnect is now available for the data center, enabling simplified implementation and scalable solution for large global SD-WAN deployments Riverbed SteelConnect integrated into new SteelHead SD, delivers superior app performance and cloud-grade network agility into a single-device... 

Riverbed Launches Major Updates to SD-WAN Offering, Delivering a Powerful Cloud Networking Solution for Today’s Digital Enterprise

Emirates Global Aluminium orders seventh Hertwich batch homogenizing unit

     16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Emirates Global Aluminium has placed an order for the supply of an additional batch homogenizing furnace for the heat treatment of billets with Hertwich Engineering, a company of the SMS group. Including this new unit, which will go into operation at the end of 2017, a total of five batch... 

Emirates Global Aluminium orders seventh Hertwich batch homogenizing unit

Atlas Copco Industrial Technique Torque Laboratory attains SANAS accreditation

     16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Industrial Technique business area of Atlas Copco South Africa has augmented its comprehensive range of industrial power tools, assembly systems, quality assurance products, software, and service solutions by obtaining SANAS accreditation for its Torque Laboratory. Nicolas Van Zyl,... 

Atlas Copco Industrial Technique Torque Laboratory attains SANAS accreditation

Potain Tower Cranes Still Leading With Technology That Works

     16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For decades Potain has built tower cranes that are easy to assembly, flexible in configuration and simply to use, and the new Potain MDT 389 topless crane is no different. The largest in the new line of topless cranes from Potain, the MDT 389 is well suited to crowded construction sites where... 

Potain Tower Cranes Still Leading With Technology That Works

NIASA headlines Nuclear Forum at Africa Energy Indaba

     16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa is proud to announce its headline sponsorship of the Nuclear Forum at this year’s Africa Energy Indaba.   The Nuclear Forum has secured the participation of leading local and global players. (Please refer to programme for more details), who will... 

NIASA headlines Nuclear Forum at Africa Energy Indaba

Diversity As A Competitive Advantage In The Workplace

     16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Kolosa Madikizela is the recently-appointed Managing Director for Pragma’s African region. She first joined Pragma in 2014 as Cape Regional Manager and has since added considerable value to the company through her extensive knowledge and skill on facilities management and maintenance strategies,... 

Shandong Iron & Steel orders continuous caster for ultra-wide medium slabs from SMS group

     16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Shandong Iron & Steel Group Co Ltd, Rizhao, China, has placed an order with SMS group www.sms-group.com for the supply of a continuous caster for ultra-wide slabs. The single-strand caster is designed for an annual production of 1.5 million tons of steel slabs with widths of up to 3,250... 

Think layers of security – and start with the physical

     16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It takes more than security software to protect your corporate network, says Netshield. As security vendors predict more focused and personalised cyberattacks in 2017, companies should consider multiple layers of security to protect their companies. This is the word from Inus Dreckmeyr, CEO of... 

Africa Delegation On 15 February 2017 At 14:58:59 Cat

     16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Africa’s Internet economy is set for a revolution following the final delegation of the .Africa Top Level Domain to Registry Africa Ltd, a wholly -owned subsidiary of the ZA Central Registry NPC (ZACR). This, after worldwide web administrator ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names &... 

Wind Prospect Africa: Building relationships and wind farms in Zambia

     16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Members of the Wind Prospect Africa team are proud to report that the successful installation of the 60m met mast has taken place on site at Kafue Gorge, Zambia. Wind Prospect are excited to be involved with this project in their capacity as Owner’s Engineer as well as Project Manager as they... 

Wind Prospect Africa: Building relationships and wind farms in Zambia

Diepsloot girls play at the national chess championship

     16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Two Grade 5 girls from Diepsloot, who started playing chess through the Tsogo Sun Moves for Life Chess programme in 2015, made such excellent progress in the sport that they were selected to be part of the Johannesburg Metro Chess Union team at the SA Junior Chess Championship in Boksburg in... 

Diepsloot girls play at the national chess championship

Invitation to the surveillance technology event of the quarter

     16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / This coming month (March 2017) Forbatt SA the exclusive agency for KEDACOM, Sunell and TVT will be hosting the surveillance security event of the quarter. The event MC is our very own Barry Hilton. You are cordially invited to join us at any one of the 3 amazing venues. Durban Southern Sun... 

Invitation to the surveillance technology event of the quarter
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