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Darling Brew introduces Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Beer

     Updated 2 hours 36 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Darling Brew in South Africa has launched the first carbon neutral beer in Africa, Blood Serpent. With the reaffirmation at Cop 21 that the global temperature rise needs to be capped at 2 degrees from pre-industrialised levels, calls have been made for decarbonisation and company buy-in for... 

Steel Authority of India Limited joins globalCOAL

     Updated 2 hours 43 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / GlobalCOAL® announced today that Steel Authority of India Limited, SAIL, joined its international trading community. Headquartered in New Delhi, SAIL is one of the largest steel producing companies based in India; they have five integrated steel plants, three special plants, and one subsidiary... 

Decline in home owners selling to upgrade

     Updated 3 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Economic instability and short – and medium term market fluctuations have impacted on home owners selling their properties in order to upgrade. The FNB estate agents survey for the second quarter of 2016 indicated that “upgrade-related selling” accounted for 12% of total home selling. This... 

35-Year Industry Veteran Peter Patterson Joins Superior in Sales Role

     Updated 3 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has appointed Peter Patterson as territory sales manager throughout central and western Canada. In his new role, Patterson will work alongside bulk material producers and... 

35-Year Industry Veteran Peter Patterson Joins Superior in Sales Role

106 township mechanics get lifeline

     Updated 3 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Nelson Mandela Bay’s township economy is set for a major boost with 106 mechanics inducted for the two-year Informal Automotive Service Centres Development Programme today. An initiative of the Uitenhage Despatch Development Initiative in partnership with Filpro, an enterprise development company... 

106 township mechanics get lifeline

IHS PEG ECCI Materials Sub-index Reaches Highest Level since December 2014

     Updated 3 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Construction costs almost hit the neutral mark in July, according to according to IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) and the procurement Executives Group. The headline current IHS PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index registered 49.8 this month, up from 48.1 in June. The headline index has been... 

Winner of AfriForum Youth study bursary named at Kovsies

     Updated 3 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / AfriForum Youth today announced on the main campus of the University of the Free State that Christien Diedericks was this University’s winner of the youth organisation’s R20 000 study bursary.   The band Oros in ʼn lang glas provided lots of entertainment at this event.   AfriForum Youth announced... 

Winner of AfriForum Youth study bursary named at Kovsies

Atlas Copco supports Filpro, an Enterprise Development Township Mechanics Programme

     Updated 3 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Atlas Copco South Africa, in partnership with Tirisano Trust, supports Filpro, an enterprise development township mechanics programme that is empowering countless informal businesses in seven of the country’s provinces. Industrial Technique and Compressor Technique, two business areas within... 

Atlas Copco supports Filpro, an Enterprise Development Township Mechanics Programme

Agreement with union marks pivotal milestone in stabilisation process to ensure future sustainability for EBH Namibia

     Updated 4 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ship repair company Elgin Brown & Hamer Nambia has announced that it has secured an agreement with the Mining, Metal, Maritime & Construction Union (MMMCU), resulting in the company withdrawing its intention to embark on unilateral retrenchments. “We are extremely pleased to have concluded an... 

Agreement with union marks pivotal milestone in stabilisation process to ensure future sustainability for EBH Namibia

Genetec Inc. Announces New Version of its Unified IP Security Platform, Security Center

     Updated 5 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Genetec Inc, a leading provider of open-architecture, unified IP security solutions today announced version 5.5 of Security Center, the company’s open architecture, unified IP security platform that combines access control, video surveillance, ALPR, and communications. Security Center 5.5 offers... 

Modern day trucking challenges the status quo

     Updated 5 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / ‘Technological innovations in the transport industry presents the opportunity to challenge the status quo of risk management and operational efficiencies,’ says Neil Henderson, Barloworld Transport chief executive. While the transport industry has seen some necessary change over the past two... 

Prasa must be held accountable for senseless killings on railways

     Updated 7 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) must be held accountable for the senseless and barbaric killings of train crew, railway staff, security guards and commuters as it continues to ignore pleas to drastically increase its security on railway lines across the country.   This demand by... 

Broll Achieves Approximately R2 Billion In Investment Sales

     27th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Over the last 12 months, Broll Property Group achieved approximately R2 billion in investment sales with some notable properties across the country changing hands. Notwithstanding a tough economic environment with low economic growth and rising interest rates, investment sales nearly R2 billion... 

Broll Achieves Approximately R2 Billion In Investment Sales

Internet Solutions Selects NetApp SolidFire and Becomes the First Service Provider in Africa to Offer Performance-Based Storage Tiering

     27th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / NetApp SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, has announced that Internet Solutions, Africa’s largest provider of managed network services, has deployed its all-flash scale-out storage. Powered by SolidFire’s next-generation infrastructure... 

Businesses face disruptive forces

     27th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / • The effects of globalization, digitalization and technological disruption pose fundamental challenges to many businesses • The emergence of industry 4.0 could result in higher risk of large-scale losses • Corporates operating in Africa have a particular role in embracing and responding to new... 

Businesses face disruptive forces

Disrupt your own business

     27th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The traditional telephone took 70 years to reach 50% penetration within households, while the Internet took approximately ten years to reach satisfactory levels worldwide. This is in stark contrast to the rapid evolution and adoption of digitisation we are currently experiencing. Taking the... 

Disrupt your own business

SAF-HOLLAND to Offer Gabriel® Heavy Duty Shocks to Aftermarket Customers

     27th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Gabriel shocks deliver improved corrosion resistance, reduced misting for reduced downtime and extended service life in heavy-duty vehicles. Gabriel®, the inventor and industry leader in automotive ride control technology, announces that SAF-HOLLAND, a global manufacturer of trailer and truck... 

SAF-HOLLAND to Offer Gabriel® Heavy Duty Shocks to Aftermarket Customers

Achieving full visibility in a cloudy hybrid environment

     27th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the digital transformation wave sweeps through enterprises, users now expect 24/7 access to applications on whatever device they want to use. As a result, a growing number of organisations are migrating applications and information stores to public and private cloud solutions, so that hybrid... 

Achieving full visibility in a cloudy hybrid environment

MakeMeMobile scoops two awards at the 2016 Honeywell META Partner Conference

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MakeMeMobile was recognised for their excellence at the recent Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions’ three-day Middle East Turkey and Africa partner conference in Bangkok. MakeMeMobile, a recognised leader in enterprise mobility computing and AutoID solutions in southern Africa, scooped... 

MakeMeMobile scoops two awards at the 2016 Honeywell META Partner Conference

Manufacturing a Quantum Leap in 4 Days

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Progress typically comes in stages, a steady pace of discovery and process refinement driving evolution over time. But sometimes quantum leaps occur. Over the course of four days in a town called Apodaca, Mexico, just outside Monterrey, 39 of our future operations leaders, a team from GE Digital... 

Manufacturing a Quantum Leap in 4 Days

Molex Announces Inaugural Transcend Alliance Partners

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Molex has announced that six partners have joined the new Transcend® Alliance, a consortium of companies working together to expand and promote the use of network connected lighting in commercial buildings by developing and implementing new systems and protocols. New integrated lighting network... 

Wood here, plastic there ...

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Redevelopment, renovation, urban reuse; these are the types of interventions that are helping many construction companies in public and private sector whilst in almost total absence of new built. These are usually small activities which are ideally suited for construction companies specialized on... 

Wood here, plastic there ...

Wood here, plastic there ...

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Redevelopment, renovation, urban reuse; these are the types of interventions that are helping many construction companies in public and private sector whilst in almost total absence of new built. These are usually small activities which are ideally suited for construction companies specialized on... 

Wood here, plastic there ...

Development at Izinga gathers momentum

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Izinga, the upmarket residential development to the north of Durban's vibrant Umhlanga commercial and retail centre, is forging ahead with strong sales and a new Izinga Park Community Centre that is due to open this September. Andile Mnguni, Development Executive for Izinga, says that over 65... 

Development at Izinga gathers momentum

Plugging The Dike Is The New Business Opportunity

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Commentators have been saying for years the next world war would be fought over water. What they didn't say is that it would start in South Africa. "You know things are pretty dire when the country's biggest water authority has to launch a programme to stop leaks. It's like the little Dutch boy... 

Plugging The Dike Is The New Business Opportunity

Workforce Holdings Limited Announces Appointment Of New Ceo, Philip Froom

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Workforce Holdings Limited today announced it has appointed Philip Froom, as the group’s new CEO. Philip has been a shareholder and director of the Paycorp Group Proprietary Limited (“Paycorp”) (a former subsidiary of the listed company, Transaction Capital Limited), and a founding shareholder... 

Lumax Energy equips ABB headquarters with Renusol mounting solution for solar microgrid installation

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African wholesaler Lumax Energy has equipped the national headquarters of ABB, the global leader in power and automation technology, with a mounting solution for its 756 kWp solar microgrid installation. This is a world premiere for the innovative solution with fully grid-connected and... 

Barloworld’s supports Enactus in driving youth-led social change

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / University students compete nationally for the opportunity to represent South Africa at the 2016 Enactus World Cup in Toronto with Barloworld’s help. At the global Enactus World Cup last year Barloworld showcased innovation with a custom-built application made for Google Cardboard 3D headset. 

Wärtsilä REvolution system takes sealing technology to a new level

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new Wärtsilä REvolution system is a digital management system that controls, monitors, records and analyses the performance of seals autonomously in real time, increasing the predictability and reliability of sealing solutions in rotating equipment.   Wärtsilä's new digital management system... 

Transforming challenges into opportunity

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 2016 edition of the annual KPMG Insurance Survey revealed that insurers are attempting to overcome tough times by embracing disruptive innovation. The vast possibilities of insurance innovation are undeniable, though, what is making insurers reluctant is the uncertainty associated with... 

SA Property Growth Remains Stagnant But Commercial Sector Offers Pockets Of Growth

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Nearly a decade since the bottom fell out of the property market, the global financial crisis of 2008 continues to cast its long shadow in South Africa. The gloom is made worse by yet more shadows cast by recent economic setbacks – most recent being South Africa’s GDP growth forecast being... 

Growthpoint’s Property Point develops promising small businesses for Attacq 

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Growthpoint and Attacq confirmed a renewed partnership to develop promising small businesses through the Property Point initiative. Nine small businesses will benefit from strategic development as part of an exciting new intake by Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties initiative, in... 

Growthpoint’s Property Point develops promising small businesses for Attacq

Engineers without Borders

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The mission of Engineers Without Borders South Africa is to solve real world problems, by taking advantage of the skills of those in the Engineering field. We are passionate about making a significant impact in South African communities. However, large scale impact requires more than small-scale... 

Agile Africa 2016 line-up unveiled

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Agile Africa, an annual conference where African software professionals meet to uncover better ways of working and developing software, will take place on 22 – 23 August 2016 at Wanderers in Johannesburg, South Africa. In its fourth year, the conference promises to offer a comprehensive update... 

Agile Africa 2016 line-up unveiled

Maptek and BBE collaborate around advanced mine ventilation solutions

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Maptek and VUMA, a subsidiary of Bluhm Burton Engineering Pty Ltd (BBE), have executed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate collaboration and cooperation around mine ventilation solutions and mine design. The primary focus will be on enabling detailed data transfer between Maptek Vulcan... 

Maptek and BBE collaborate around advanced mine ventilation solutions

Aurecon’s 2016 Industry Awards brochure site invites you to look closer

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Throughout 2015, our people, projects and organisation have won multiple awards. We invite you to look closer as you explore our awards site. The creative inspiration for the design of the awards brochure site was seeds and came from Seeds: Time Capsules of Life by Rob Kesseler and Wolfgang... 

Creaming profits with Endress+Hauser’s instrumentation for the dairy industry

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sustainability initiatives and production loss reductions can be achieved by applying innovative in-line quality control points. Earlier this year, figures revealed that although more than 237,449 tonnes of milk were purchased in South Africa during February 2016, this number had shown a decline... 

Small Business Awards celebrate entrepreneurship in South Africa

     26th July 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Nominations have opened for the 2016 702/CapeTalk Small Business Awards with Sage One, an annual celebration and support for the accomplishments of small South African businesses with big dreams and enormous potential. The winners and runners-up in Gauteng and the Western Cape will receive prizes... 

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