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SSAB offers new generation wear plate for equipment exposed to heavy wear

15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SSAB brings you the new generation of wear plate for tipper trailers, mining and agriculture dump bodies, buckets, containers and other equipment exposed to heavy wear.     By taking the lead- SSAB’s strategy is driving us to become the industry – leading producer of high strength steels... 

Latest Orica software predicts vibration and airblast outcomes to protect sensitive structures and maximise blast outcomes

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Orica (ASX: ORI), the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems, today announced the release of its new Advanced Vibration Management (AVM) software that links blast design, modelling and measurement to conserve sensitive structures.  Continuing its... 

TMH celebrates 2nd anniversary milestone in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / TMH, Africa and South Africa’s latest entrant into the rolling stock manufacturing and service sector celebrates its 2nd anniversary milestone this month.  The company’s 45 000 sqm facility in Boksburg, South Africa was officially inaugurated by the Gauteng Premier Honorable David Makhura on the... 

Polyco teams up with Pick n Pay School Club to educate learners across South Africa about plastic recycling

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A nationwide recycling campaign, the Million+ Plastic Recycling Revolution, has welcomed a collaboration with Pick n Pay School Club that will help educate over 1.7 million primary school learners and over 80 000 teachers about the importance of plastic recycling. Launched by The Polyolefin... 

Solo Atlantic Voyager Zirk Botha tells the Energy Transition Story

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. Security is a myth”. This challenging Helen Keller quote was the finale to South African adventurer Zirk Botha’s account to fellow staff at juwi Renewable Energies, of his remarkable 7200km transatlantic solo row from Cape Town, South Africa, to Rio... 

South Africa refines construction of precast-concrete reservoirs

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Precast concrete has helped to accelerate and mitigate risks on complex civil-engineering construction projects the world over. This includes on demanding reservoir projects that are traditionally built using cast-in-place concrete methods. South Africa has gradually followed suit with many... 

International Zinc Association launches major campaign to grow local zinc industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The R100 billion Infrastructure Fund announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address on 11 February is likely to see an increase in the demand for galvanized steel, especially with the economy anticipated to grow by 2.1% this year and 2.2% in 2022. The focus on renewable... 

More than 3 100 professionals gather online to support “Buy Africa, For Africa” event aimed at igniting African businesses

15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / More than 3 100 registered African procurement and supply chain professionals and SMEs from 65 countries got together this week for the largest ever virtual gathering of and showcase for African buyers and sellers. Their aim is to kickstart a continent-wide initiative to ignite African business... 

Oracle Textura Payment Management helps contractors reduce subcontractor materials and labor risk

15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT /  

Oracle Textura Payment Management helps contractors reduce subcontractor materials and labor risk

Abrasive solids handling made simple with the new Warman submersible pump

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new, high chrome Warman® SSB-A submersible pump from Weir Minerals presents a versatile pump and robust solution for slurry and sludge removal. “Conceptualised and commercialised by Weir Minerals Africa, the Warman® SSB-A pump is well suited for duty in Africa,” says Marnus Koorts, Product... 

Pumping responsibly the only way to conserve groundwater

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As South Africa increases its use of boreholes to meet growing water needs, users must pay more attention to monitoring and controlling how much groundwater they pump or these resources could be rapidly depleted. This is according to Stephan Venter, Grundfos product manager water utilities for... 

Babcock Ntuthuko Engineering adds sootblowers to industrial boiler offering

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Babcock’s Ntuthuko Engineering business has recently completed the acquisition of Diamond Power Speciality (Pty) Ltd from Babcock & Wilcox (B&W). Babcock Ntuthuko Engineering (BNE) will henceforth be responsible for the sales, service and support of new sootblowers and the existing installed base... 

Security Lighting for Letaba Hospital

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder has supplied the security lighting at Letaba Hospital in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. Since this new lighting installation, security levels have increased and the number of incidents has reduced dramatically The lighting solution consisted of BEKA SOLAR units and the BEKA... 

Paratus appoints new Group Chief Commercial Officer to drive pan-African growth

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Pan African quality network provider, Paratus has appointed Martin Cox as its Group Chief Commercial Officer.  Cox brings a wealth of experience as a founder shareholder of Neotel and Executive for Strategy, Commercial and M&A at Internet Solutions.  He will run the commercial operation for... 

Sarens Siba introduces decentralized depot structure

15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sarens is the global leader and industry reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting and engineered transport. With state-of-the-art equipment and value engineering, Sarens offers its clients creative and intelligent solutions to any heavy lifting and engineered transport challenges. 

Sarens Siba introduces decentralized depot structure

Zincodic ISO 12944 IM3 4000hrs zinc cathodic coating - Principal Manufacturer 

15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Zincodic creates locally manufactured, environment-friendly corrosion protection products of the highest quality.  

Zincodic ISO 12944 IM3 4000hrs zinc cathodic coating - Principal Manufacturer

Accelerated production setup for Covid-19 vaccine with Siemens automation and digitalization solutions

15th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Siemens supports BioNTech in converting to vaccine production at the Marburg plant Key parts of the new Manufacturing Execution System ready to use after only two and a half months Digitalization enables paperless documentation of production   The BioNTech SE biotechnology company based in Mainz... 

Accelerated production setup for Covid-19 vaccine with Siemens automation and digitalization solutions
The BioNTech SE biotechnology company based in Mainz has converted an existing facility for the production of the Covid-19 vaccine in a record time with assistance from Siemens (Picture: © BioNTech SE 2020, all rights reserved).

World renowned supply chain experts Carol Ptak and Dick Ling join 2021 SAPICS conference line-up

14th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Two of the biggest names in the global supply chain community, Carol Ptak and Richard (Dick) Ling, who is widely regarded as the “father” of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), will be sharing their deep experience with South African supply chain professionals at the 2021 SAPICS Conference, the... 

BMG says yes to South Africa’s Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BMG – part of the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings Limited – is participating in South Africa’s Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme, which is a joint initiative between the Government and private sector. This programme, which hopes to create one million work... 

Moving into the Digital Space: Electronic COCs

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Digital Domain has evolved into a world of its own, endless online opportunities have been availed for various processes which were previously traditionally facilitated. Although these methods themselves have not changed much, society has, and it is vital that we also keep up with the times.... 

Guide to the Refrigeration Industry, Affiliation Counts!

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Getting started in a very technical industry can be tricky, this applies to all industries across the globe. Every industry has its basic requirements that are usually based on the industry’s regulations, codes and standards. The Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Duct Manufacturing industry is... 

Kwikspace helps Kuruman Hospital with COVID-19 clinic requirements

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Kwikspace was contracted to supply the structure for a 50-patient clinic at the Northern Cape’s Kuruman hospital, which will be specifically used for testing and treating COVID-19 patients. The project, financed by one of the multinational mining houses with operations in the area, was... 

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13th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Readers of Engineering News Online, MiningWeekly.com and Polity.org.za are invited to subscribe – free of charge – to Creamer Media’s email newsletters.   The email newsletters, which are designed to provide comprehensive coverage of breaking news developments and which offer specific regional... 

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Newsflash: Automotive Investment Scheme 2 - Draft Guidelines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Automotive Investment Scheme 2 - Draft Guidelines The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition has released the draft Automotive Investment Scheme 2 (“AIS2”) guidelines for comment. The following is a snapshot of the most salient proposed changes: 

A Mega Logistics Facility Transaction Concludes in KZN

13th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / City Logistics recently sold their 42,000m2 Riverhorse facility in KwaZulu Natal to Boxwood Property Fund for an undisclosed sum. This marks another piece of good news for the industrial property sector, which has remained unusually resilient since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “This... 

IFC 300 converter retrofits virtually every obsolete magmeter with new electronics

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Gradually, more and more electromagnetic flowmeters are being discontinued and spare parts and support are no longer available. For you, this could mean: the malfunction of the electronics causes unwanted downtime, which results in significant consequences for your process and plant safety. IFC... 

Increase in ransomware attacks on SA companies, says Nclose

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Stepping up information security spend becomes a business imperative South Africa is firmly in the sights of international cybercrime syndicates, who have been ramping up their attacks on local companies in the past six months. 

Threats impacting education cyber security

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Renee Tarun, Deputy CISO/ Vice President Information Security, Fortinet Inc The threat landscape is continuously evolving with the adoption of innovative technology to meet vast demands. This is especially true in the education sector. As academic institutions adopt new technologies to sustain... 

Request for qualification and proposals (RFP) under bid window 5 of the REIPPPP Tender no: DMRE/001/2021/22

13th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy ("the Department") formally invites interested parties to register prospective bids under Bid Window 5 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme. 

Request for qualification and proposals (RFP) under bid window 5 of the REIPPPP Tender no: DMRE/001/2021/22

New motors extend the application range of the Sinamics S210 servo drive system

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Siemens is adding new servo motors to its proven Sinamics S210 single-cable servo drive system, thereby expanding its range of applications. Specifically, for use in the pharmaceutical and food industries, the company is launching the Simotics S-1FS2, a motor version with a stainless-steel... 

The foundation of sustainable infrastructure asset management: aligning the equipment and financial asset registers

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Introduction Many organisations discover that they have two or more duplicate asset registers when they take a good look at their practices and systems. This conundrum of multiple asset registers also surfaces during new system implementation or asset or infrastructure management intervention.... 

Digitising manual and paper-based processes - increasing efficiencies and data velocity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Statistics show that since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, many sectors and industries have expedited their digitalisation strategies to stay relevant and in business. The pandemic’s impact on the world economy and the restrictions it enforced on day-to-day business activities have pushed... 

Memorable training that results in improved workplace activities

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The main focus of the Pragma Academy is to create courses and provide training that is memorable to our clients and value adding to their businesses. We work hard to ensure that learning is demonstrated through improved workplace activities and partner with our clients to measure this. Providing... 

6 things you can do improve your POPIA readiness

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In October 2020, the KnowBe4 and ITWeb online data protection survey found that when it comes to the preparedness of their organisation for POPIA compliance, just under one-third (30%) indicated they were well prepared, while 39% said they were “somewhat” ready, but more work needs to be done.... 

‘Carbon negative’ carpet tiles now available in SA

9th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Interface, a leading global modular flooring producer, has launched what it claims is the world’s first range of carbon negative flooring: carpet tiles that depletes the atmosphere of harmful carbon dioxide.  To achieve this milestone, Interface, which has Johannesburg- and Cape Town-based KBAC... 

Has working from home made the office redundant? Not yet.

9th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / After more than a year in which millions of office workers around the globe were forced to work from home for months and did so (mostly) successfully, businesses are faced with the following question: Does 2021 herald the end of the physical office? Down-scaling or even closing physical office... 

Auditors: from bean counters to green counters as shareholders look to sustainability assurance

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Auditors the world over are gearing up to audit companies’ sustainability credentials as shareholders increasingly demand assurance as to the impact businesses have on the environment.  Ajen Sita, CEO of EY Africa, said that while auditing companies’ climate impact services were still emerging,... 

FAW leads the pack in heavy commercial vehicle market

9th April 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / FAW Trucks achieved a significant milestone in its local history by taking the top spot in the Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) segment of the local market for the first time in January this year. With 50 unit sales recorded for the first month of 2021, FAW Trucks had a fair lead over second-placed... 

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