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Mineworkers Investment Trust call for mining public and private sector to work together

     25th May 2016 “Managing the Tools and Experience to Impact the Much Needed Transformation in the Mining Industry” will be the topic under discussion at a breakaway session on Social Protection, sponsored by the Mineworkers Investment Trust, at the Second Annual Vision2030 Summit in June. Topco Media will be... 

SA’s top companies to collaborate with Vision 2030 Summit

     25th May 2016 Topco Media is excited to host the second annual Vision 2030 Summit, 8-9 June 2016 at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg. The Minister in the Presidency and chairperson of the National Planning Commission, the Honourable Jeff Radebe will once again open the Summit. Other prominent speakers include... 

IHS Towers Wins Africa Telecom Infrastructure Company Of The Year Award

     24th May 2016 IHS Towers, the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, has won the 2016 Africa Telecom Infrastructure Company of the Year Award at Africa’s Information Technology & Telecom Awards. The Award was received during the West Africa Telecom... 

Afrisam Steps In To Create Possibilities For Maths And Science Learners & Teachers In Kimberley

     23rd May 2016 Leading construction materials group AfriSam, has partnered with the Maths and Science Leadership Academy to create possibilities of quality education aimed at learners and teachers across 38 schools in Kimberley. AfriSam’s commitment to the initiative is in line with its Corporate Social... 

Afrisam Invests In The Economic Development Of Lesotho And Its People

     23rd May 2016 As the leading supplier of concrete materials in southern Africa, AfriSam has been supplying the Lesotho nation with superior quality cement for over half a century. The company established a physical presence in Lesotho when it opened its distribution centre in Maseru in 1999.  This year AfriSam... 

Opinion Piece: Zero tolerance for alcohol in the warehousing environment

     23rd May 2016 Alcohol use and abuse in the workplace is a challenge across many sectors, but can be a particular problem in industries where employees need to deal with hazardous conditions or operate heavy machinery. The warehousing environment is one such industry, as employees must often work with and... 

Be wary of self-proclaimed environmental campaigners

By: Kelvin Kemm     20th May 2016 The concept of environmentalism is undoubtedly good. People across the plant need to have a mental frame of reference in which they appreciate living in a clean world – no litter, no waste chemicals in rivers, and so on. But it goes further than that. An appreciation of the balance of nature and... 

Digby Glover

     20th May 2016 This week we feature Digby John Glover, CEO of DCD Group, a diversified heavy engineering and manufacturing group 

Manufacturer spends on socioeconomic upliftment

     20th May 2016 Construction products manufacturer Chryso Southern Africa (SA) Group is completely committed to the transferal of skills, socioeconomic development, and transformation within the construction sector in which it operates, says human resources and organisation GM Brian Matthee. He says Chryso,... 

Polystyrene homes for North West orphans

By: Nadine James     20th May 2016 Nonprofit organisation Mobile Education and Training Trust (METT), in a joint venture (JV) partnership with polystyrene recyclers’ association Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC), is finalising construction of 75 housing units of 68 m2 each using polystyrene and cement-admixture panels to house... 

South Africa’s economy at a crossroads, Sunter warns 

By: David Oliveira     20th May 2016 The Swiss-based International Institute of Management Development’s 2015 ‘World Competitiveness Report’ (WCR) ranked South Africa’s economy 53 out of 63, highlighting that the country’s economy remains a significant player in the global economy, said futurologist Clem Sunter during the 95-year... 

Three Fears Should Be Three Cheers For Voip

     19th May 2016 VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) ticks all the required boxes and yet this telecommunications technology that's more affordable than cellular and more reliable than copper continues to suffer something of a reputation problem. "VoIP is cheaper than it has ever been because of plummeting... 

Bill Gates to deliver 2016 Nelson Mandela Lecture

By: Sane Dhlamini     18th May 2016 The Nelson Mandela Foundation in association with the University of Pretoria announced that billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates will deliver the fourteenth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture under the theme "Living Together", on July 17 at the University of Pretoria's Mamelodi campus. The Nelson... 

Zuma says high unemployment is part of apartheid legacy 

By: African News Agency      17th May 2016 South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday told Parliament that rampant unemployment had its roots in apartheid because the white regime denied black people education. In response to a question from Democratic Alliance (DA) finance spokesperson David Maynier, Zuma replied that joblessness was... 

EKD Kolibri Energy Chain from Powermite delivers seamless, cost-effective protection of cables & hoses

     17th May 2016 EKD Kolibri energy chain from electrical and mechanical equipment and energy supply systems specialist, Powermite, has been delivering high quality, reliable, cost saving solutions for seamless operation of mobile equipment across Southern African industry for more than 3 decades. Produced in... 

On a ‘grate’ footing: Safety and performance versus cost: Vital Engineering offers the market sound advice on design and installation of floor gratings

     16th May 2016 The choice between fibreglass and steel, and performance versus cost can be bewildering when it comes to installing floor gratings. More often than not, the decision is cost-driven, which can pose a serious threat to safety on site and therefore to the human assets of a company. Dodds Pringle,... 

Umzamo Analytical Services CEO Audrey Ndlovu Named as Finalist at Ithala Business Acheiver Award

     13th May 2016 Umzamo Analytical Services, a leading coal analysis sampling and preparation provider, has announced that CEO Audrey Ndlovu was named as a finalist at the 2016 Ithala Business Acheiver Awards. The Ithala Business Achiever Awards recognises clients’ business success and acknowledges their... 

Fifty-eight participants graduate from Eskom academy

By: Sascha Solomons     13th May 2016 In line with its commitment to develop skills and create jobs, State-owned power utility Eskom’s Contractor Academy saw 58 participants drawn from Mpumalanga, Limpopo, the North West and Gauteng graduate in March this year. The graduation ceremony celebrated the upskilling of another group of... 

Illegal connections, cable theft pose threat to zero harm mandate

By: Sascha Solomons     13th May 2016 The increase in the number of informal settlements in the Western Cape has led to an increase in  unsafe electricity connections. This plus the ability of higher income areas to pay electricians to by-pass Eskom meters,  impinges on State-owned power utility Eskom’s zero harm initiative. “The... 

Power utility opts to use renewable energy source

By: Sascha Solomons     13th May 2016 Solar system specialists and engineering design company ZRW Mechanika completed the installation of a 50 kW hybrid solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant at Wilgers education and community centre near the Kusile power plant in Witbank, Mpumalanga, in January 2016. ZRW Mechanika was awarded the... 

Sean Phillips

     13th May 2016 This week we feature Sean Phillips, MD of the Johannesburg Roads, which manages and develops municipal roads, bridges and stormwater infrastructure in the City of Johannesburg  

Surveillance vessel visits CT on courtesy port call

By: Kimberley Smuts     13th May 2016 French surveillance frigate the Nivôse arrived in Cape Town in February for a courtesy port call from Reunion Island, a French island in the Indian Ocean, after patrolling French southern and Antarctic territories. The French Embassy in South Africa notes that during the courtesy call,... 

Working Knowledge International

By: Zandile Mavuso     13th May 2016 Working Knowledge International was founded as a close corporation in August 2003, with its focus being on conducting onsite medicals for different companies. As the company grew, the decision to establish its first clinic in 2007 was taken, which was located in Benoni, in Gauteng. 

Umzamo Analytical Services CEO Audrey Ndlovu Named as Finalist at Ithala Business Acheiver Award

     12th May 2016 Umzamo Analytical Services, a leading coal analysis sampling and preparation provider, has announced that CEO Audrey Ndlovu was named as a finalist at the 2016 Ithala Business Acheiver Awards.   The Ithala Business Achiever Awards recognises clients’ business success and acknowledges their... 

Cabinet to take measures to curb rising unemployment

By: Reuters     12th May 2016 South Africa's cabinet said on Thursday it was taking measures to deal with stubbornly high unemployment rate which spiked to a record in the first quarter in a country where economic growth has stagnated. Data released on Monday showed unemployment had risen to 26.7% in the first quarter.... 

WA Budget earmarks A$30m for exploration

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     12th May 2016 Western Australia would invest a further A$30-million between 2017 and 2020 on the Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) to facilitate the hunt for resources in the region, Treasurer Mike Nahan announced in the state’s 2016/17 Budget on Thursday. He also stated that a further A$6-million would go... 

International Virtual Observatory Alliance Meeting For The First Tin On The African Continent

     12th May 2016 The Virtual Observatory provides tools and protocols that facilitate access to online collections of astronomical data. These enable astronomers to work just as well in a small rural university, or even at home, as in an international observatory or large research university – provided they have... 

Continued rise in business school applications drive ever higher standards

     11th May 2016 Business schools the world over are experiencing record highs in applications, and South Africa is no exception. The increased interest is driving even tougher competition, which could be good news for business education overall.  Local business schools are continuing to experience an unusually... 

GIBS Annual CareerExpo for Grade 11 and 12 Learners

     11th May 2016 The Gordon Institute of Business Science will once again be hosting its annual CareerExpo on Saturday, 14 May at its Illovo campus in Sandton. Now in its eleventh consecutive year, the CareerExpo which has grown exponentially over the years, having reached over 20,000 learners thus far, promises... 

Biogas industry could contribute to job creation in South Africa 

By: Anine Kilian     10th May 2016 The South African biogas industry is in its infancy and its true potential has not yet been realised, South African Biogas Industry Association (Sabia) VP Eddie Cooke said at a conference held in association with the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Johannesburg, on... 

From Pump Attendant To Co-Owner: The Rise Of Engen’s Shepherd Macothoza

     10th May 2016 Ask Shepherd Macothoza how old he is and he’ll answer “That depends”. Born in Khayelitsha in 1979, Shepherd’s family lost their possessions - including his birth certificate - in the township riots in the mid-1980s. On re-issue, the government moved his birthdate back to 1975 and so (on paper)... 

SACAP signs Memorandum of Understanding with Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE).

     9th May 2016 The South African Council for the Architectural Profession has honoured its commitment to position the South African architectural profession within the global community. This was achieved with the signing last week of a Memorandum of Understanding between SACAP and the Architects’ Council of... 

WEF to focus on Africa’s role in a digital world

By: African News Agency      6th May 2016 Africa’s place in a global economy where machine learning is starting to rival manpower and prosperity is built on the ingenuity of people rather than natural resources, will be the focus of the twenty-sixth World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda, from May 11 to 13. The event will... 

Cisco launches networking skills development pilot project

By: Schalk Burger     6th May 2016 Networking systems multinational Cisco is training 75 people as part of a pilot project to develop specialist networking skills in South Africa, says Cisco South Africa CTO Vernon Thaver. The trainees were nominated by and selected from Cisco’s local partners and clients, and the year-long course... 

Darryll Castle

By: Martin Creamer     6th May 2016 This week we feature Darryll Castle, CEO of PPC, the South Africa-based 3 000-employee, R12-billion producer of cement, lime and aggregates 

Malvertising increasing on social media, trade and news platforms

By: Schalk Burger     6th May 2016 Malicious advertising, or malvertising, is increasing and typically targets the suppliers of social media, and trade and news platform sites rather than the actual sites to remain hidden and install malicious software on devices using exploits. Leveraging an attack through a supplier is often... 

Regulation could deter investment in Internet economy, new report finds

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th May 2016 Regulation is increasingly becoming a critical factor when investors mull opportunities for investment in the digital economy and South Africa would do well to take a watered down approach when pursuing new rules for Internet businesses. A new report by Silicon Valley-based Fifth Era,... 

Overcrowding in SA schools sees practical new solutions with mobile double-storey buildings

     4th May 2016 A shortage of space and significant overcrowding in some schools is a prevalent concern in the South African education sector. Highlighting this matter, the Education Minister of the Executive Council Panyaza Lesufi has confirmed that 533 out of 1 856 schools within the Gauteng Education... 

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