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Business needs to do more if SDGs are to be achieved – PwC

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd January 2020 An analysis by professional services firm PwC of over 1 000 published reports from listed, private and public sector organisations, including 48 from South Africa, highlights that with only ten years to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is considerable work to be done if... 

Slow Economy Demands Efficiency, Quality In Readymix

13th January 2020 With South Africa’s construction sector in the doldrums, it is vital that material suppliers get smarter. AfriSam’s Jukskei readymix plant is doing just that, says operations manager Kevin Naidoo. “Readymix is a high-speed game,” Naidoo says. “The poor state of the market, and the continuous... 

ABB celebrates 20-year milestone in DCS leadership

13th December 2019 ARC’s 2018 market analysis report confirms ABB as No. 1 in the global Distributed Control System market for the 20th consecutive year In a growing market expected to reach $17.4 billion globally by 2023, a market analysis report by the ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, confirms... 

Cyber risks are becoming more complex and challenging

28th November 2019 By Cybersecurity expert and J2 Software CEO John Mc Loughlin The rate at which digital technology is evolving and disrupting traditional business models, cyber risks seem to evolve even faster. Despite declining business confidence in the ability to manage cyber risk, business leaders are now... 

ENERTRAG South Africa scopes wind farm potential in eMalahleni  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th October 2019 Hydrogen and renewable energy project developer ENERTRAG South Africa has started with the installation of a 120-m-tall wind measurement mast near Eskom’s Hendrina power station in Pullens Hope, Mpumalanga. A minimum of 12 months’ ground assessment of wind and general climate conditions, coupled... 

Improving asset value maturity with reliability engineering

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th October 2019 Reliability engineering is often associated with maintenance engineering; however, a reliability engineer’s skill set is more diverse, driving business strategies to achieve goals through a well-structured path utilising vast amounts of data. The maintenance engineer’s skills are used for... 

SANEDI receives $100 000 from 1 Million Cool Roofs Challenge

2nd October 2019 The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is one of ten global teams awarded a $100 000 grant by the Million Cool Roofs Challenge to deploy solar reflective coating and/or materials between August 2019 and December 2020. The 1 Million Cool Roofs Challenge is a $2 million... 

SANEDI receives $100 000 grant for cool roofs challenge

By: Schalk Burger     2nd October 2019 The State-owned South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) has received a $100 000 grant from the 1-Million Cool Roofs Challenge to deploy solar reflective coatings and/or materials between August this year and December 2020, the institute announced in a statement on Wednesday.... 

Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR) is expanding its product portfolio of "cutter-compactor-extruder combinations" to include sizes with higher throughput capacities.

27th September 2019 The NGR C:GRAN series has been extended to machines for outputs of 2,200 kg/h and over. This expansion follows the market trend of increasing plastic recycling quantities and modernization of recycling plants to satisfy the increased demand for high-quality rPellets. The rapidly increasing... 

RS Components introduces robust embedded power supply series from TDK-Lambda for industrial applications

18th September 2019 Series of 10 models comes with 1000W or 1500W power handling options, as well as isolated 5V 1A standby voltage to help prevent complete system resets RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc , a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and... 

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