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Tracy Hancock

Tracy Hancock

Tracy Hancock is Creamer Media Contributing Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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CSIR recognises researchers’ years of hard work

21st January 2022 The number of principal and chief researchers promoted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is an important key performance indicator for the council, indicating the strength of its research development and innovation capacity, as well as the ability of its transformed... 

LTM Energy’s eSUMS tackles rising utility costs and climate change

16th January 2022 Local energy services company LTM Energy recently introduced version five of its Enhanced Smart Utility Management System (eSUMS), helping companies not only reduce their utility costs but also boost their climate change mitigation contribution. “In the wake of the United Nations Sustainable... 

New HERO app gives tradespeople better tools to service customers

12th December 2021 South African technology company GetTOD has launched its reimagined HERO app for tradespeople, such as plumbers, handymen, locksmiths and electricians, empowering smaller operators to access a broader market and business network and better service their customers. The HERO app provides... 

Eskom power transition lacking energy, says LTM Energy CEO

2nd December 2021 State-owned power utility Eskom, South Africa’s largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, is not adapting to change fast enough, as the world races to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by adopting greener energy solutions, says local energy services company LTM Energy CEO Dhevan Pillay. South... 

Alvi’s Drift supplies only viognier to SA grocery stores

28th November 2021 Worcester-based family-owned winery Alvi’s Drift has found inspiration in proving the impossible is achievable, with its Signature Viognier the only such wine on local supermarket shelves and growing in popularity, says Cape wine master Junel van der Merwe. Viognier is a white wine made from the... 

Disease risk screening tool to be launched by Stellenbosch University startup BioCODE end-2022

14th November 2021 A locally manufactured rapid test that detects the inflammatory molecule Serum Amyloid A (SAA) in a drop of blood is scheduled to be launched at the end of next year by developer, Stellenbosch University (SU) startup, BioCODE. Aiming to empower people to take charge of their own health, anyone... 

Yoco’s South African designed Khumo assembled and packaged locally

31st October 2021 Khumo, the latest and smartest card machine from payments and software company Yoco, is a locally designed innovation, driven by software that was developed by the company’s largely South African based internal teams.  While Khumo, which means wealth, riches or abundance in Tswana, is... 

Sisi steps up game with women’s Basi Metaguard boot

4th October 2021 With the launch of its Basi Metaguard boot scheduled for this month, women’s safety wear manufacturer Sisi Safety Wear will introduce the first locally produced women’s boot with a metaguard. “Metaguard boots for women are not yet widely available on the South African market. While their male... 

Consumers hungry for Otima’s affordable kid’s lunchboxes

13th September 2021 Launching its 850 ml kid’s lunchboxes last year, Johannesburg-based plastics manufacturer Otima Plastics is operating at full production capacity to meet demand, manufacturing 60 000 kid’s lunchboxes a month. The price point of the product is a major driver of demand, says Otima domestic and... 

Mintek’s CyLas upgraded to accommodate remote working amid pandemic

30th August 2021 Instrument technicians at remote sites can now install the CyLas on-line instrument for measuring a hydrocyclone’s underflow flare discharge angle with only telephone or email assistance where needed. The inability of minerals processing and metallurgical engineering products and services... 

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