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Smart Procurement World is the game changer at South Africa’s biggest virtual indaba

By: Creamer Media Reporter      Updated 6 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Over 600 procurement and supply chain professionals gathered together online for the first-ever virtual indaba from 24-25 November 2020, to make ‘Sense out of Rands, and to reaffirm the vital role procurement plays in the post-COVID economy in South Africa and the broader continent. High on the... 

Zutari develops electro-desalination water treatment solutions for industry

Updated 6 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / With South Africa still experiencing a drought in many areas, industries that rely heavily on water for their processes will need to take a more sustainable approach and consider alternative water sources in their future planning. The challenge is to ensure growth while building resilience to... 

South African-developed organic hand sanitiser unearthed as a safer, healthier alternative

Updated 6 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic forced many businesses to pivot, seeking new avenues as a means of survival. For Purifi Organic Fresh, the decision to manufacture hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants was simply the natural progression, allowing the team to harness 17 years of industry... 

South African-developed organic hand sanitiser unearthed as a safer, healthier alternative

Specialist lubricant for high-temperature applications

Updated 7 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Lubrication products used in certain applications are subjected to much harsher conditions or higher temperatures than others. By choosing products specifically designed for challenging circumstances, you can protect your equipment, improve performance, and save on maintenance and repair costs.... 

Specialist lubricant for high-temperature applications

Manufacturing Indaba and Sage set to collaborate

1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 7th annual Manufacturing Indaba will cover a range of topics pertinent to Africa’s manufacturing industry. The event comprises an exhibition and a conference.  Conference topics will be conveyed through comprehensive panel discussions led by industry experts, investors, policy-makers and... 

IITPSA President takes the reins at AfICTA

1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Thabo Mashegoane has been elected as Chairman of the Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA). Formerly the Vice-Chairman of AfICTA, he succeeds Engr. Hossam Elgamal from Egypt to become the third Chairman. AfICTA, a private sector-led alliance of ICT Associations, multinational corporations, companies,... 

SMEs: The Building Blocks of a Post-COVID Economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic shocks have wreaked havoc on businesses globally. SMEs (Small and Enterprise Enterprises), with their limited resources, have been particularly hard hit and have struggled to weather the storm. At the same time, it is recognised that South Africa’s... 

Mitsubishi Electric´s new ACB reduces installation and maintenance stress

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Targeted at commercial facilities, factories and other buildings, Mitsubishi Electric launches its new air circuit breakers (ACBs) with a breaking capacity of up to 50kA. The new range, called "AE V Series C-class", offers a number of built-in features that reduce the need for multiple additional... 

Weir wins £95m aftermarket order to support Iron Bridge magnetite Project in Australia

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Weir Group, a leading provider of premium mining technololgy, has won a £95m order to provide aftermarket components and service to the Iron Bridge magnetite Project in Western Australia. The aftermarket contract follows Weir’s success in winning a record £100m order for original equipment... 

New energy, renewed vision at Goodyear South Africa as the Company appoints new Managing Director to spearhead local operations

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / No stranger to the tyre manufacturing industry, Piotr Czyzyk was recently appointed as managing director for Goodyear South Africa, where he has served in a number of roles and markets for the past 17 years. While in his erstwhile role as PBU Commercial Director in Europe, Czyzyk was responsible... 

A new Era for the Supply Chain - Introducing Rhenus Logistics South Africa

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / World Net Logistics officially becomes known as Rhenus Logistics South Africa from 1 December 2020. Acquired by the Rhenus Group in 2019, the company will now operate under its new name, ushering in an exciting era after 18 years as an independent entity.  The distinctive Rhenus logo and... 

Significant growth in online buying over Black Friday confirms the shift to digital consumption

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / While claims of a more digital world have been rife for some time now, on the back of Covid-19 and the widespread lockdown response to the pandemic, few events have served to confirm this shift to digital consumption as clearly and definitively as the recent Black Friday weekend.  That’s... 

Black Friday 2020 breaks ecommerce records

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The number of new shoppers introduced to ecommerce over lockdown boosted Black Friday weekend total online transaction volumes by 50%, compared to 2019. This is according to data released by online payment gateway PayFast. The company processed a 283% increase in total payment volumes on Black... 

Black Friday 2020 breaks ecommerce records

5 ways to combat fraud during the holidays

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As we head into the festive season, you’ve probably had enough stress in 2020 to last you a lifetime. But wait––yet another wrench has been thrown in this challenging year! Fraud has spiked during the pandemic, with criminals upping their game as consumers shift into Christmas shopping mode. Read... 

SA company secures distributorship of world-class Indian brands

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Industrial products distributors BAJ is an authorised agent and sole distributor of wire rope manufacturer Usha Martin, as well as an authorised agent and distributor of aluminium wire-rod and conductor manufacturer JSK Industries. BAJ is a Level 2 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment... 

SA company secures distributorship of world-class Indian brands

Nicolway Mall goes sustainable, installs a solar plant on the roof

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Nicolway Bryanston neighbourhood shopping centre has a new tenant, but it’s not one you can buy from. In fact, if you walk through the mall, you won’t even see it. This is because the new tenant is on the roof! Delivering on its commitment to become more sustainable, and use its space... 

Nicolway Mall goes sustainable, installs a solar plant on the roof

Do Export Taxes Make Sense for South Africa?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South African businesses involved in cross-border trading need to be aware of potential export taxes on the horizon. This was a key point made by XA International Traders and Cova Advisory, both specialist trade consulting firms, in a webinar co-hosted by the companies on 25 November. Duane... 

Global Rise in the use of Export Taxes

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Export taxes becoming more prevalent globally SA is following the trend by introducing an export tax on scrap metal exports in 2021. 

Team Messe Muenchen SA stays on top of trends with CEM qualifications

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Three key team members of Messe Muenchen South Africa are among the elite Class of 2020 to have graduated from the first Certified in Exhibition Management® (CEM) programme in Africa.  AAXO, in conjunction with the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), hosted the... 

The Big 5 Digital Festival successfully connects the construction community in 2020

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Big 5 will return in 2021 as the first live, in-person global event for the construction industry. 

Manufacturing Indaba Partnering with ECIC

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The upcoming Manufacturing Indaba is proud to announce its close partnership with the Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC). This year, Sindiso Ndlovu from ECIC, will be participating at this premium sectoral event in Johannesburg, to impart her extensive experience within the economic... 

Centurion systems named innovative company of the year at 2020 SEIFSA awards for excellence

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a year that has highlighted the importance of innovative thinking to drive the agility and resilience needed to dodge economic curveballs such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Centurion Systems walked away with the Most Innovative Company of the Year Award at the SEIFSA Awards for Excellence this... 

Agriculture, a beacon of hope even if it is not big enough to save the SA economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director, SEW Eurodrive In a struggling economy South Africa’s agricultural industry has been a beacon of hope during 2020. It was one of the few sectors in the country not to buckle as a result of the Covid-10 pandemic and which reported growth both in the first... 

Manufacturing Indaba Partnering with ECIC

27th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The upcoming Manufacturing Indaba is proud to announce its close partnership with the Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC). This year, Sindiso Ndlovu from ECIC, will be participating at this premium sectoral event in Johannesburg, to impart her extensive experience within the economic... 

Confimed manufacturing experts to speak at the 2020 Manufacturing Indaba

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading figures within the Sub-Saharan manufacturing sector will convene virtually, at the Manufacturing Indaba 2020 to debate pressing issues impacting the region’s industrial landscape. It has evolved annually and has demonstrated invaluable initiatives in fostering significant business... 

Predict future behaviour by understanding past behaviour

26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For many individuals, the ability to achieve a greater sense of financial wellbeing seems to be tantalisingly within reach. The ability to see and understand your credit rating is the first step to achieving financial transparency. This is where ClearScore, a Fintech business based in the UK,... 

Greening the inner-city through massive-small impact

26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / There is much debate in the market – from science fraternities to professional services firms and environmentalists – on the benefits that green and sustainable building principles promote. TUHF, a member of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), has long been committed to investing... 

Confident utility locating with the SR-24 line locator

26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When it comes to new developments, trenching and overall construction site preparation, it is imperative to determine whether there are existing utilities underground. Oftentimes, a comprehensive mapping of the area is not available, which is where a reliable utility locator comes in handy. 

Confident utility locating with the SR-24 line locator

Flowmeters can reduce wasted energy

26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Specialised importer and distributor of industrial and electronic products Actum Group offers a range of energy efficient products to service a variety of industrial and electric applications. 

Flowmeters can reduce wasted energy

Cova warns of Treasury erosion of investment incentives

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Listening to President Cyril Ramaphosa engaging with US business people last week I was struck by how knowledgeable and interested he is in industry, investment and innovation. He is clued-up on the detail and is clearly on excellent terms with many industrial captains. The president is... 

Keeping the clean room more than clean

26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Industrial, manufacturing and scientific Clean Rooms by the very nature of their activities are required to maintain extremely high levels of ‘cleanliness’. This means that it is imperative to monitor differential pressure, temperature and humidity to be compliant with local and international... 

Keeping the clean room more than clean

Remain competitive with strategic programs

26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Adapting to the ever changing landscape is an ongoing challenge for most business leaders. Speed of execution is the key to driving transformation and strategic programs play a critical role in keeping businesses competitive and relevant. However, executing these programs without the right... 

Cova sets out the many ways to cut your Carbon Tax bill.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Follow the links below to view the presentations: 1 - Carbon Tax Mitigation SAEEC 

Harvesting water from the skies – Ray de Vries WC Entrepreneur of the Year finalist

26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A South African media expert termed "rainmaker" is making waves across the country supplying solutions to the water crisis using atmospheric water generators to drought-stricken areas, in particular the Eastern Cape.  His innovations are making a significant social and environment impact. 

Confirmed manufacturing experts to speak at the 2020 Manufacturing Indaba

26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading figures within the Sub-Saharan manufacturing sector will convene virtually, at theManufacturing Indaba 2020 to debate pressing issues impacting the region’s industrial landscape. It has evolved annually and has demonstrated invaluable initiatives in fostering significant business... 

Cova Advisory unpicks the mini-budget and discovers some important changes in support to investors

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) affirmed the principles established through the supplementary budget and supports the implementation of the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 15 October. CARBON TAX Aligning the carbon fuel levy... 

Cova's Duane Newman and top economist Mike Schussler discuss the mini-budget and the prospects for economic recov.ery

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cova Advisory co-founder Duane Newman joined top economist Mike Schussler in a ZA Confidential podcast to discuss the mini-budget, the government response to the pandemic, and the prospects for economic recovery. The chat was recorded before news broke that the government will not be further... 

Cova briefs the Tax Indaba on Incentives and Grants

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cova Advisory’s Duane Newman recently briefed the Tax Indaba on Incentives and Grants, along with PwC’s Kyle Mandy. Click here to listen to the presentation. 

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