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Schalk Burger

Schalk Burger

Schalk Burger is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Connectivity, collaboration important for remote working

5th June 2020 Enabling effective remote working requires that companies and remote workers have the tools to collaborate and share, and these tools must also work well together to avoid duplication of data and efforts, says digital business tools multinational Zoho Africa region manager Andrew Bourne.... 

Digital hub to develop IT, animation, gaming skills in Tshwane

5th June 2020 Nonprofit organisation AfricaBeyond4IR's (AB4IR's) Digital Hub is hosting a series of webinars to develop animation, gaming and programme development skills among the youth and entrepreneurs in Tshwane. The Digital Hub, located in Mabopane Odi Campus, is a collaboration between the Small... 

E-waste recycling key to managing and unlocking value

5th June 2020 Organisations should adopt responsible e-waste disposal strategies, as only 25% of end-of-life information technology (IT) equipment worldwide is being recycled and the value of e-waste is about $62.5-billion a year, says IT equipment disposal and refurbishment company Xperien IT asset disposal... 

Rockwell releases industrial cybersecurity assessment app

2nd June 2020 Industrial technology multinational Rockwell Automation has released a new app to help operations managers, plant floor managers and information technology/operational technology (IT/OT) professionals gauge levels of operational risk within their connected infrastructures. The Assessment Hub app... 

Digital enterprises needed to ensure effective remote working

2nd June 2020 To take advantage of a digitally-connected, remote workforce, enterprises should use digital workers, such as robotic process automation, chatbots and virtual assistants, to do repetitive work or data analysis while employees focus on decision-, direction- and emotional tasks supported by the... 

Kariba dam's water allocation targets maintained, says authority

2nd June 2020 Binational catchment authority, the Zambezi River Authority in a June 1 update on the state of the Kariba dam at the end of the rainy season said it has predominantly maintained the allocation of 23-billion cubic metres of water to power uitilities Zesco, in Zambia, and the Zimbabwe Power... 

Grinaker-LTA predicts construction woes will pass, emerging sectors will shore up industry

1st June 2020 Although the construction industry is experiencing serious headwinds as a result of stagnant growth, low business confidence, a lack of investment and, most recently, the impact of Covid-19-related restrictions, construction multinational Grinaker-LTA says there will always be a need for the... 

New Sabric CEO appointed

1st June 2020 Nischal Mewalall has been appointed CEO of the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric). He was appointed after an extensive search and brings a wealth of experience and insights to the organisation, which can only help build on Sabric’s firm foundations, while also looking at... 

Ukwazi launches sustainable mining, environmental and mine closure management division

1st June 2020 Mining service specialist company Ukwazi on June 1 launched a new division to provide solutions for environmental and closure liability management, including post-closure plans. New approaches in environmental and social governance are required to successfully manage complex country, market and... 

Leasehold Programme can contribute to smallholder agricultural development after lockdown

29th May 2020 The Leasehold Programme – a collaborative partnership between the Jobs Fund, communities and sugar miller Tongaat Hulett – is expected to be able to support agricultural development of smallholder farmers. The 2014 Sugarcane Development Initiative, which is a public-private partnership between... 


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