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Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th January 2019 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... 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download 

18th January 2019 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 a MiningWeekly.com app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps offer... 

MICROMINE’s mobile app update lets you get more control over your mine from your phone

24th October 2018 MICROMINE is pleased to announce the latest version of its mobile app, Pitram Connect v1.2.2, is now available for download. The app is available now on the App Store for iPhone and iPad (iOS10 and above) and on Google Play for Android phones and tablets (6.0 Marshmallow and above). Pitram... 

BEKA Schréder Launches World First App

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th August 2018 BEKA Schréder is excited to announce the launch of its Augmented Reality (AR) App, a first in the world with street lighting applications. It offers an arsenal of scaled and accurately detailed products in the palm of your hands. BEKA Schréder’s App is the first in the world to use augmented... 

Competitive prices key in eliminating counterfeit parts

By: Halima Frost     27th July 2018 Although Africa is a brand-conscious continent the majority of consumers seek cheaper prices, and the automotive industry needs competitive aftermarket prices to deal with the challenges posed by counterfeit goods, says intellectual property law firm Spoor & Fisher anti-counterfeiting department... 

Google hit with record $5bn EU antitrust fine

By: Reuters     18th July 2018 EU regulators hit Google with a record €4.34-billion ($5-billion) antitrust fine on Wednesday for using its Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals. The penalty is nearly double the previous record of €2.4-billion, which the US tech company was ordered to pay last year over its... 

People say . . .

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     6th July 2018 In the Santam television advert, the ever-so-twee sweet likkel girl says that the first person to live to 200 has already been born. Well, she would know, wouldn't she? These sort of statements are whipped out by the media in order to shock and amaze – almost so that we can say how clever we... 

WeFix Responds to Burgeoning Local Demand for Reconditioned Devices with i2 Range of Refurbished iPhones

19th June 2018 Affordability and environmental consciousness drives relatively new trend in South Africa Local device repair specialists weFix have re-launched their i2 range of refurbished iPhones, enabling consumers to enjoy one of the world’s most popular mobile devices without breaking the bank. 

Engineering News is now available on your Smart Watch

12th June 2018 Creamer Media’s Engineering News is now available on smart watches.  This enables readers to take a quick look at their watch in order to see the headlines and first paragraph of news stories as they break.  

A Bright Future Awaits Trained Thermoplastic Welders

4th June 2018 Plastics|SA equips learners with welding skills that are in high demand in a growing industry Plastics|SA put welding skills, learnership programmes, technology and the latest welding equipment in the spotlight at its third Thermoplastics Welding Technology Day that took place at its head office... 

Smartphone sales back in the black in Q1 – Gartner

By: Schalk Burger     29th May 2018 Global sales of smartphones to end-users increased by 1.3% during the first quarter of the year to 384-million, market research multinational Gartner reported on Tuesday. Huawei and Xiaomi experienced the most growth during the quarter, and Apple returned to growth after sales declined during the... 

EV adoption rate reaching critical mass as search for ethical cobalt heats up

By: Henry Lazenby     20th March 2018 Cobalt company Cobalt 27 is seeing an ideal storm brewing for its key commodity as the adoption rate of electric vehicles (EVs) accelerates faster than even optimistic forecasts had speculated. “Cobalt 27 is a proxy for the adoption of the EV,” executive chairperson Anthony Milewski told Mining... 

Apple is said to negotiate buying cobalt direct from miners

By: Bloomberg     21st February 2018 Apple is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners for the first time, according to people familiar with the matter, seeking to ensure it will have enough of the key battery ingredient amid industry fears of a shortage driven by the electric vehicle boom. The iPhone maker... 

On-pack trends: Augmented reality enabled packaging

17th January 2018 In theory, augmented reality (AR) could allow product owners and marketers to add a virtual layer of communication and promotional messaging to their brand packaging. Wondering about the difference between augmented reality and virtual reality? 

First Raspberry Pi Jam comes to South Africa

19th September 2017 16 September 2017 – Willie Strydom was awarded the prize for the most innovative build at the first ever Raspberry Pi Jam to be hosted in South Africa.    Willie’s project in ‘home automation’ is designed to consolidate various home automation applications into a single user interface that can be... 

Campaign for more diamond ads wins support from India's gem hub

By: Bloomberg     14th September 2017 The push for bigger diamond advertising campaigns and marketing to wealthy millennials has won support from a key part of the industry: India’s manufacturers and retailers. India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, which represents almost 6 000 diamond companies, has agreed to contribute... 

Business leaders facing the wave of digital transformation

By: Kim Cloete     17th August 2017 Business leaders are urgently trying to keep pace with the surging pace of digital transformation globally.   Frost & Sullivan senior partner Dorman Followwill told delegates at the Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) Africa 2017 summit, in Cape Town, on Thursday that the world was faced with... 

Revamped Polity website gives prominence to exclusive content

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th June 2017 One of South Africa’s pioneering websites, Creamer Media’s Polity.org.za, is being re-launched in June 2017 to give its readers easier access to more exclusive content and to strengthen the site’s research and referencing capabilities. Kenneth Creamer, CEO of Creamer Media, says that, in addition... 

Revamped Polity website gives prominence to exclusive content  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2017 One of South Africa’s pioneering websites, Creamer Media’s Polity.org.za, is being re-launched in June 2017 to give its readers easier access to more exclusive content and to strengthen the site’s research and referencing capabilities. Kenneth Creamer, CEO of Creamer Media, says that in addition... 

Freely dropping the antiprotectionist pledge

By: Riaan de Lange     31st March 2017 A favourite adage of mine is: with free advice, you get what you pay for. I heard it early in my working career, when Ken Warren, an elderly but world- and street-wise legal director of the South African Chamber of Business (Sacob), who also headed its Parliamentary team in Cape Town, mentioned... 

About Us

7th November 2016 Creamer Media was founded by Martin Creamer in 1981. On 13 March 1981, the first edition of Engineering News was published. Today, Creamer Media’s stable has grown to include Mining Weekly, Engineering News Online, MiningWeekly.com, Polity.org.za and online business information portals, Research... 

EuroBLECH 2016 presents digitisation in sheet metal working on record exhibition space

26th October 2016 EuroBLECH 2016, the 24th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, has opened its doors today at the Hanover Exhibition Centre in Germany. Until Saturday, the 29th October 2016, a total of 1,503 exhibitors from 41 countries will present the latest technologies along the entire... 

Breathtaking views on electricity and renewables

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     23rd September 2016 Of late, I have been reading in Engineering News and other publications of opinion on electricity and renewable energy by various people that are just breathtaking. It is interesting that these opinions are somewhat fanciful, to say the least. Let us first get down to the detail in a particular... 

Waspa's Tips For Protecting Mobile Device Integrity

17th May 2016 Online security is very topical with much advice dispensed regarding when not to click on fraudulent links, and how to identify imposter websites, for example. However, what of actual mobile device security? In line with its consumer protection mandate, the Wireless Application Service Providers'... 

Engineering News Online rebooted

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2016 Creamer Media unveiled its new-look Engineering News Online website on May 9 – a reboot that forms part of ongoing efforts to improve the website’s delivery of ‘real economy news in real time’. The re-engineered site simplifies the reader experience, with a homepage that features bolder... 

Engineering News Online Re-Booted

9th May 2016 Creamer Media unveiled its new-look Engineering News Online website on May 9 – a re-boot that forms part of ongoing efforts to improve the website’s delivery of ‘real economy news in real time’. The re-engineered site simplifies the reader experience, with a homepage that features bolder... 

SKF pioneers cloud-based solution for data collecting

5th February 2016 How can a complex operation keep track of thousands of pages of documents, including measurements, drawings, tables and photos? To address this demanding task, SKF has developed a cloud-based solution, SKF Data Collect, using iPads to record and manage data. Making the transition from volumes of... 

Frost & Sullivan outlines successful companies of the future

By: Kim Cloete     21st August 2015 The successful companies of the future will be those that can innovate and successfully bundle services and package them for customers, Frost & Sullivan Growth Implementation Solutions director Mark Simoncelli told delegates at the GIL Africa 2015 conference, in Cape Town, this week. He noted... 

Partnerships inspire creativity as technology shifts gears

30th March 2015 A recent Tech Nation report, Powering the Digital Economy 2015, shows that three-quarters of successful digital companies surveyed work in a close network of entrepreneurs with whom they share ideas. Like-minded people, working in close proximity, feed off one another’s ideas, a lesson first... 

mobiDEOS Launches Mobile App for Latest iPhones to Obtain Surveillance Video from any DVR

19th March 2015 Next-generation MobileCamViewer app simplifies connectivity of DVRs to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones for on-the-go surveillance. MobiDEOS first made waves in the security sector with MobileCamViewer, the trendsetting smartphone and tablet app for remote monitoring and mobile surveillance. Now,... 

Introducing The New Elcometer 480

10th March 2015 Elcometer revolutionises the hand-held glossmeter market With all the features that you come to expect from an Elcometer designed and manufactured product, such as ease of use, menu driven colour display, robust and ergonomic design, statistics and graphing, USB & Bluetooth® _to Android and... 

Batteries at the centre of Apple’s EV master plan

By: Henry Lazenby     28th February 2015 Consumer electronics giant Apple is being sued by lithium-ion battery producer A123 Systems for "systematically" poaching employees to establish a new battery division, expected to power the company’s foray into the electric vehicle (EV) sector. The venture, reportedly named ‘Project Titan’, has... 

Five principles to help embrace the hybrid enterprise

11th February 2015 Even though the cloud has brought many benefits to businesses: providing access to data when and where we want, the ability to sync our mobile devices and the ability to collaborate in real-time, it has also created new challenges for business leaders. With its growth in popularity, most people... 

Enterprise mobile-device data protection system launched

By: Schalk Burger     21st November 2014 Enterprises can protect their data – even if employees use their own devices for work – using data protection company Check Point’s Capsule system. The system, which enforces partitions on the devices to store data and routes all business communications through a security gateway to the... 

Biometrics the tonic for preventing identity fraud in retail

By: Bruce Montiea     31st October 2014 In response to the growing need to prevent the losses that companies suffer as a result of identification fraud, identity management specialist Ideco is encouraging its clients to use biometrics technology to help them gather accurate information on their customers, says MD Marius Coetzee.... 

40 years later and Databuild is still going from strength to strength.

19th August 2014 Databuild prides itself on its in-depth understanding of the marketing challenges that face the various segments of the construction industry which is why the company is delighted to be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Databuild supplies the most up-to-date construction project... 

Fortinet Urges Consumers to Watch Out for Ransomware Targeting their Mobile Devices

4th August 2014 Fortinet® a global leader in high-performance network security – has advised mobile device users to be on the alert for mobile ransomware, which has seen a steady increase worldwide in recent months. Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts usage of the device it infects, demanding  payment... 

Real-Time Oil & Gas Data in the Cloud

24th July 2014 Oilfield service company delivers drilling information to remote users via the cloud to increase productivity and enhance safety. Our company was founded in December 1964 as Midwest Well Logging, and in November 2006 was purchased by a private investment group and renamed PML Exploration Services... 

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