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Engen pump attendant is an Ironman  

26th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Pump attendant Kura Mazongo smiles as he offers customers efficient service on the forecourt of Engen Mount Pleasant in Ggeberha.  But behind the humble Zimbabwean’s friendly demeanour lies a steely determination that has seen him conquer some of the most gruelling endurance events in sport  

Opinion: 5 Ways to Fight Holiday Shopping Fraud in 2021

25th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Supply chain issues aren’t the only things that can ruin your holidays this year 

Awards, commendations galore for AECOM at major industry awards

25th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm AECOM is passionate about the development of South Africa. It delivers technical excellence on infrastructure projects for private and public sector clients, while keeping local communities at the forefront. Recently, the company collected an... 

SA’s renewable energy future: not what you imagined

25th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The biggest news for South Africa to emerge from the recently concluded COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, was the $8.5 billion finance package intended to curtail the country’s reliance on coal and upgrade its transmission infrastructure. While this cash injection could put a stop to... 

Marmite and More: Current global and local supply chain issues

25th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa saw shortages of Marmite both in 2020 and 2021, because of alcohol bans disrupting the supply of brewers' yeast—an essential ingredient for this proudly South African spread. This is but one minor example of how the COVID-19 pandemic has rocked local supply chains. South Africa is... 

Shumani supplies 35 electric forklifts to major beverage manufacturer

25th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A major beverage manufacturer has been supplied with 35 Doosan B35X-7 electric forklifts powered by lithium-ion batteries, in addition to chargers, by Shumani Industrial Equipment. The supplier continues to make inroads into the burgeoning food-and-beverage sector, comments MD Victor Nemukula.... 

Awareness on Transport Month and the benefits to logistics

25th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / This year, for Transport Month October 2020, the Department of Transport in South Africa has chosen the theme: “Together shaping the future of transport." The aim of the month is to showcase transport infrastructure services (aviation; maritime; public transport and roads), create awareness of... 

Engen continues to fuel Gift of the Givers efforts to make a difference 

25th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen has committed a further R2 million worth of fuel to Gift of the Givers to help the non-governmental disaster response organisation bring hope and restore dignity to South Africa’s most vulnerable.   This brings Engen’s total fuel contribution to Africa’s largest disaster response... 

Netstar appoints Nicky Sheridan as new Sales Executive

25th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Vehicle-recovery and fleet-intelligence company Netstar, a subsidiary of Altron, has appointed Nicky Sheridan to head up its sales division as the organisation’s new Sales Executive. Sheridan will join Netstar in January 2022 and his immediate priorities will be to support the Netstar strategic... 

AECOM focuses on community development in major R573 upgrade project for SANRAL

25th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Globally-trusted infrastructure consulting firm AECOM is supporting the creation of significant opportunities for skills transfer, development of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) and community development projects as part of its scope of work for the R573 upgrade on behalf of the South... 

SAPICS announces purpose driven supply chains theme for 2022 conference in Cape Town

25th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management) has announced that the theme of the 2022 SAPICS Conference, Africa’s leading event for supply chain professionals, is “Purpose Driven Supply Chains”. This important event takes place from 12 to 15 June 2022 at Century City Conference... 

INVITE - Strategies to promote mineral exploration in South Africa

By: Reinette Classen     25th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mineral exploration is crucial for the long-term growth of South Africa’s mining sector, as well as to promote employment, fiscal revenue and foreign exchange earnings.  

INVITE - Strategies to promote mineral exploration in South Africa

Bringing together artificial intelligence, machine learning and the human element in business

25th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Harkrishan Singh, Director, Application Development at In2IT Technologies 2020 was the start of a profoundly challenging time for citizens, companies, and governments around the world. As Covid-19 spread, necessitating extensive health and safety restrictions, applications driven by Artificial... 

BIM adoption is crucial to ensure construction industry sustainability

25th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As a major source of global CO2 emissions, the construction industry needs to take heed of digital solutions like 6D BIM to drive sustainability efforts and build a net-zero world for future generations. According to the World Economic Forum, the infrastructure, construction and urban development... 

Imperial partners with Trails South Africa to develop and connect communities safely in the Western Cape

24th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Yesterday, Imperial in partnership with Trails South Africa (Trails SA), proudly celebrated the official opening of the first section of the planned 6,000km trail network in the Western Cape. Earlier this year, Imperial announced this partnership with Trails SA, a non-profit company engaged in... 

Gold for aQuellé’s ViV!

24th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Unique, ergonomic, and sophisticated – all are reasons why the new ViV range by aQuellé has scooped Gold at the Institute for Packaging SA (IPSA) Gold Pack Awards on Tuesday, 23 November, in both the Beverages and Best in Plastic categories. This is the second award for the proudly South African... 

Major industry recognition testament to Zutari’s successful approach to co-create impact

24th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As an engineering consultant and a trusted advisor, Zutari co-creates an engineered impact that enables environments, communities and economies to thrive. Recently, the company racked up an impressive number of wins and commendations at some of the industry’s top awards. Key to Zutari’s success... 

Environmental control officers

24th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual Showroom): The need for Environmental Control Officers (ECO) being present for projects are an ever more common requirement of approved Environmental Authorisations (EA’s) and Permits in South Africa, specifically for construction activities. The requirement of the presence of an ECO... 

Ashton Arch bridge

24th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The newly completed Ashton Arch in the Western Cape is South Africa’s first concrete tied-arch bridge constructed using the transverse launching method. The new bridge replaced an existing multi-arch bridge, which no longer fulfilled its functional requirements. AECOM were the appointed... 

Efficient motors vital for desalination plants

24th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With concern growing that climate change will exacerbate South Africa’s vulnerability to drought, the country is likely to see more desalination plants being installed along our coastline. Coastal provinces such as the Western Cape and Eastern Cape have been experiencing intense droughts in... 

Aerial view of a desalination plant
Aerial view of a desalination plant

SaaS makes enterprise-grade technology accessible to the African market

24th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Gerhard Fourie, Channel Lead at Commvault Africa Although Africa is a diverse market, and each country faces its own unique challenges, there is typically a common thread when it comes to IT. Aging IT infrastructure, a lack of skills and access to the latest technology are typical issues many... 

Zinc thermal spray ideal for steel repair on land and sea

23rd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engineering and technical staff often get confused by the various terms bandied about in the coating industry such as ‘galvanized’, ‘cold galvanizing’ or ‘zinc-rich paints’. Technical staff and corrosion protection firms often mix up these various terms and the incorrect selection of a zinc based... 

Heavy Lift raises Yellow Jersey Logistics to new heights

23rd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Heavy Lift, a business division of EIE Group that specialises in the supply of premium material, port and container equipment, has delivered two Konecranes Liftace SMV 4532 TCE5 reach stackers to Yellow Jersey Logistics, a full-service transportation company located in Germiston, Johannesburg.... 

Plastics industry release latest recycling figures

23rd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry, has just released the official plastic recycling stats for the year ending 31 December 2020.  Each year, data is collected from plastics recyclers around the country by Plastix 911 on behalf of Plastics SA. PETCO provides... 

Plastics SA hosts 2021 annual general meeting

23rd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Plastics SA gave a review of the past year’s performance and successes at its members only Annual General Meeting that took place on 17 November 2021. Plastics SA Executive Director, Anton Hanekom, admitted that the past financial year was not an easy one for the local plastics industry, as there... 

Streamlining cyber insurance underwriting with intelligent technology solutions

23rd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Amritesh Anaand, Practise Lead for Unified Communication at In2IT Technologies Cybercrime is a rapidly growing challenge for businesses, one that is estimated to cost companies worldwide $10.5 trillion annually by 2025, up from $3 trillion in 2015. South Africa is by no means excluded from... 

The time for the industrial cloud is now

23rd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / “The question is on the top of everybody’s mind, especially among our customers,” began Brian Shepherd, senior vice president of software and control at Rockwell Automation. “Is now the tipping point for cloud and manufacturing?” Where manufacturing has traditionally been a laggard to adopting... 

SSA gives banks the competitive edge in consolidating dense mission-critical workloads

23rd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Lourens Sanders, Solution Architect at Infinidat Financial institutions are faced with the challenge of extremely dense workloads that need to be consolidated across multiple siloes that each have their own management touch points. This introduces both complexity and risk, which in a... 

Solar LED streetlights donated to KwaZulu-Natal community

22nd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder is proud to have been involved in a project that made a positive impact on the youth of Hammarsdale and Marrianridge near Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. Six solar-powered LED lighting units were donated to the community, providing much needed lighting at... 

How the new repo rate will impact your bond repayments

22nd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bt Rhys Dyer, CEO of ooba Group An increase in the repo rate by 25 basis points (now 3.75%) has many homeowners doing the math on their monthly home loan repayments. However, ooba Group CEO Rhys Dyer, believes that it’s still a good time to be a homeowner and that the increase will have little... 

Babcock achieves significantly lower emission levels with NOx abatement solution roll-out

22nd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Since implementing one of the first nitrogen oxide (NOx) abatement projects in the country in 2019, Babcock International has completed a further three boiler installations at a large industrial petrochemical plant, reaching emission levels of almost 40% lower than the legal requirements.... 

SKF Zambia proudly welcomes Baby Rhino Zlatan to the family!

22nd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Rhinos are disappearing at an alarming rate and Zambia’s Rhinoceros population was sadly completely wiped out in 1989 as a result of poaching. “The SKF Zambia team is committed to bringing awareness to this poaching scourge and to doing our part in protecting and saving these majestic animals for... 

Construction of the MeerKAT extension gets underway

22nd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Concor, the leading black-owned construction company, in partnership with OptiPower, is building the foundations and infrastructure for 20 more dishes for the pioneering MeerKAT radio telescope. A precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) – which will be the world’s largest radio telescope –... 

Zoho announces new office in Cape Town, expansion plans for the region at Zoholics

22nd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Zoho, the global technology company offering the most extensive suite of business software in the industry,  today announced the opening of its South African office in Cape Town. The office is the company's flagship office in Africa. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the company's... 

Newly renovated 75 on Plein handed over to Truworths

22nd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / After five years of extensive renovations and refurbishments, Afroteq Advisory was part of the professional team who officially handed over the completed and elegant “75 on Plein” to Truworths on Friday, 12 November 2021. Located in the heart of Cape Town’s Central Business District (CBD), Plein... 

Plumbing industry plays a central role in water demand management

22nd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In less than 10 years, it is predicted that water demand will surpass supply in South Africa. The onus, therefore, also lies with households and businesses to use water efficiently to help avert this looming crisis. The implementation of efficient plumbing systems is a critical first step in the... 

Hatch invests in leading augmented business intelligence firm, Brainnwave

22nd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hatch has announced a Series A investment in augmented business intelligence firm, Brainnwave. The two organizations have formed a co-venture to focus on developing applications and products combining Brainnwave’s machine learning and AI-powered analytics platform with Hatch’s deep knowledge of... 

JG Afrika Zero Waste to Landfill Pilot Project receives recognition at Industry Awards

22nd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A JG Afrika Zero Waste to Landfill Pilot Project won a Special Mention for the AfriSam Innovation Award for Sustainable Construction at Construction World’s Best Projects Awards 2021, as well as third place at the 2021 IMESA/CESA biennial Excellence Awards under the Environment & Climate Change... 

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