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Affordable, go-anywhere medical support a reality with Mahindra Pik Up Ambulance

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mahindra has combined the expertise of its engineers, its technical partners, its assembly facility in Durban and its Gauteng-based Special Fitment Centre to launch an all-new Pik Up Ambulance. Based on the Mahindra Pik Up S6 Single Cab Chassis Cab, the new Pik Up Ambulance offers go-anywhere... 

A bakkie for bush-escapes! The new Mahindra Pik Up Game Viewer

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mahindra South Africa has a reliable, capable and affordable solution for tourist hotspots as they welcome guests back to our famous outdoors for the upcoming summer season. The new S4 Mahindra Pik Up Game Viewer launches in South Africa with a full manufacturer warranty. The standard offering... 

A bakkie for bush-escapes! The new Mahindra Pik Up Game Viewer

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

23rd September 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

Safe disposal of asbestos is vital to protect people and the environment

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa’s incidence of mesothelioma, a type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers most of your internal organs, is ranked among the highest in the world. This cancer stems from over a century of asbestos mining and production. Since the 1930s, medical science has... 

Dunlop celebrates rich heritage in South Africa

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As South Africans observe Heritage Month in September, Dunlop, one of the most iconic and recognisable tyre brands in the world, is reflecting on its history as the country’s oldest tyre brand and longest serving tyre manufacturer on South African soil. Eight years after John Boyd Dunlop’s... 

Launch of Combilift's new Combi-XLE

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Irish materials handling specialist Combilift has officially launched its latest product, the Combi-XLE, as a further addition to its impressive range of electric models. In line with the growing demand for electric powered equipment, this multidirectional forklift with up to 5-ton (10000lb) lift... 

Ground-breaking Engen App delivers convenience to motorist’s fingertips  

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a first for the Namibian petroleum industry, Engen have brought retail convenience to the fingertips of their customers by introducing a ground-breaking new mobile app.  Available for download from Google Play, the Apple App Store and the Hauwei App Gallery, the Engen App enables customers to... 

Economic recovery from COVID-19 relies on the green economy

22nd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Janavi Da Silva, Director of Programmes at GreenMatter Looking at the socio-economic blow South Africa was dealt by the pandemic, causing job losses and widespread devastation as well as exacerbating environmental issues, governments must ensure economic recovery plans are heavily geared... 

Oppenheimer donation advances African future studies at Wits

22nd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (OMT) has donated R15 million towards the African Future Studies Initiative at Wits University. The OMT grant will through the African Future Studies Initiative at Wits, fund one Rising Star Fellowship and four postdoctoral scholarships over five years.  

IPSOS research finds working from home takes toll on productivity and morale

22nd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Companies considering a permanent switch to a Work From Home (WFH) policy to save on overheads should take note of research by global research organisation, IPSOS, which shows they risk losing competitiveness as productivity slumps, employees lose motivation, cohesion of teams is eroded and... 

Upcoming rail safety conference is a watershed moment for the rail industry, says regulator

22nd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa’s Railway Safety Regulator has announced that the 2021 Annual Rail Safety Conference will take place from 29 September to 1 October 2021, online.   

allfashion sourcing Cape Town hybrid pop-up fashion sourcing trade show next month

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Organised by Messe Frankfurt South Africa this Covid-19 compliant immersive event will be hosted live and online. Attended by local buyers, business folk and the general public. The event features both local and international products showcased at the pop-up showroom and exhibited virtually by... 

New game-changing flameproof cable glands

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A new flameproof cable gland range from Pratley  allows for soft-bedding cables like PVC and the like, which are prone to creep, to be fitted to flameproof equipment without any concern regarding cable damage or poor long-term sealing. The Pratley Taper-Tech® flameproof gland range consists of... 

MTEE appoints EngineCo as dealer in South Africa

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / EngineCo, based in South Africa, is now an official dealer of Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V. (MTEE). They are responsible for the sales and service of Mitsubishi Diesel Engine from 6.2 kWm to 3604 kWm for industrial purposes in South Africa. EngineCo Tulisa Park Mega factory 

Grinding Techniques – The Fabricator’s choice when it comes to Aluminium

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / More Aluminium is produced each year than any other non-ferrous metal. The demand for Aluminium outweighs the supply offered in the market - this is evident in the current market price for Aluminium. Being three times lighter than iron, highly resistant to corrosion, non-toxic, non-magnetic and... 

Navigating labour pains

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Under the current economic climate, it is “all hands on deck” for businesses across South Africa. This is more so for the HVAC +R industry which has long suffered low growth and market instability. In good and bad times, success is often reliant on businesses joining an industry-specific... 

FM solutions expands service offering with launch of FM Solutions Technical

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / FM Solutions is proud to announce that it has expanded its service offering to clients with the launch of FM Solutions Technical – a new specialist unit that focuses specifically on delivering technical maintenance services that are tailored to their clients’ needs. “At FM Solutions we focus on... 

Weir Minerals' Mill Circuit University trains for sustainabl

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By giving its personnel the ‘big picture’ of minerals processing, the Weir Minerals Mill Circuit University ensures that customers benefit from a broader, solution-focused approach. “Offering sustainable solutions to the minerals processing sector – rather than just products – needs insight and... 

AfriSam upgrades crushing technology with Metso C120

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leveraging new-generation crushing technology to optimise uptime at its Pietermaritzburg quarry, AfriSam will be installing a Metso C120 jaw crusher supplied by South African distributor Pilot Crushtec. According to Glenn Johnson, general manager construction materials operations at AfriSam, the... 

Eskom CEO urges electrical-equipment manufacturers to think global

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ignoring moves by the world’s biggest economies to decarbonise threatens to hamper South Africa’s economic growth. We need to urgently turn our vicious cycle of deindustrialisation and unemployment into a virtuous cycle of local demand for local goods, to create investment and jobs. This is the... 

Data privacy requires a multi-pronged data protection approach

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Gary Allemann, Managing Director at Master Data Management The introduction of the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) has put the spotlight on data security for many organisations, which has prompted many Chief Information Officers (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officers... 

Securing smart devices in OT environments

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Joe Robertson, Director of Information Security and EMEA CISO at Fortinet The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is all about connecting people, processes, and assets. Traditionally, devices in OT environments have been isolated or connected directly to an industrial control system. IIoT... 

Opinion piece: Using third party solutions to secure SaaS and hybrid environments

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By James Phillips, Territory Sales Manager and Metallic Leader in MEA, Commvault With the rapid rate of cloud adoption, about 70% of CIOs globally currently have a cloud-first strategy, meaning that they prefer to have a cloud-based backup service rather than to own and operate software and... 

Opinion: Robust ERP platform, the foundation of good business decision making

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As South African organisations start preparing for growth beyond a health and economic crisis, business leaders have come to understand the need for business intelligence and analytics tools that are agile enough to keep up with a fast-changing and volatile market. It's not enough to make... 

Remote work a win for SA ICT professionals

20th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Covid-19 pandemic brought with it some unexpected benefits for the South African ICT sector, including increased productivity and the potential for employers to reduce their operating costs. This is one of the findings in the first South African ICT Skills Survey to be carried out since the... 

Traction transformers from Zest WEG for rail network

20th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As an established supplier to South Africa’s rail sector, Zest WEG will be supplying specialised traction transformers for new substations serving rail lines in Gauteng and the Western Cape. According to Dillon Govender, sector specialist – public sector business development at Zest WEG, work on... 

Business Process Outsourcing can alleviate South African manufacturing industry’s labour relations headaches 

20th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Gean Botha, MD at Programmed Process Outsourcing (PPO) In the aftermath of 2020’s national Covid-19 lockdown, businesses were eager for economic recovery. However, South Africa’s fourth largest industry - manufacturing - is struggling to get back on its feet. While industry stats over the past... 

Environmental Monitoring provides baseline conditions

20th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual showroom) :Environmental Monitoring does not only ensure compliance to relevant regulations and standards but provides baseline conditions, identification of environmental objectives and mitigation requirements. At ENVASS, the afore noted is implemented as an integrated monitoring... 

MICT SETA urges the public to make their voices heard on 11 new 4IR Future Skills Qualifications

17th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MICT SETA has developed 11 Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Future Skills Qualifications. The qualifications have been gazetted by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) on the 12th and 20th August 2021. 4IR represents a new era of innovation in technology – one that's unlocking... 

Cova advisory briefs investors on Incentives and Special Economic Zones

17th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cova Advisory, an investment consulting firm, has just held two masterclasses on key elements of the SA investment landscape – Investment Grants and Incentives and Special Economic Zones (SEZs).  The webinars explored the complexities, opportunities and potential pitfalls of these two central SA... 

Working to keep concrete standards at cutting edge

17th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As a vital service to customers and the broader construction sector, AfriSam’s Centre for Product Excellence (CPE) continues to be a beacon of quality and high standards during recent challenging times. According to CPE manager Mike McDonald, this has meant adapting to Covid-19 restrictions while... 

Complete LED lighting solution for Polokwane Taxi Ranks

17th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the LED solar lighting solution for two popular taxi ranks in Polokwane The City of Polokwane wanted to install a lighting solution at the busy Spar and Pick ‘n Pay taxi ranks, to increase safety for its commuters at night. Furthermore, this lighting... 

ARM-Harith Launches Urban Climate Infrastructure Fund for West Africa

16th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investments Limited, a Mauritius-regulated infrastructure fund manager and parent company of ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Limited Nigeria, is to launch the ARM-Harith Cities and Climate Transition Fund (“The ACT Fund”), a pillar of ARM-Harith’s sustainable... 

The triple-benefit of renewables in addressing climate change

16th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy will positively impact South Africa in several beneficial ways, including reducing carbon emissions, building a secure and abundant electricity supply, and creating millions of direct and indirect jobs.  This was a view shared by Professor Guy... 

GE Renewable Energy, Fraunhofer IGCV, and voxeljet AG plan to develop world’s largest sand binder jetting 3D printer for offshore wind turbines

16th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Friedberg greater Munich, September 14th, 2021 - GE (NYSE: GE), Fraunhofer IGCV and voxeljet AG (NASDAQ: VJET) today announced a research partnership to develop the world’s largest 3D printer for offshore wind applications in order to streamline the production of key components of GE’s Haliade-X... 

SYSPRO ERP honored with Gold Stevie® award in 2021 International Business Awards®

16th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built ERP software, has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the ERP Solution category in The 18th Annual International Business Awards®. The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and... 

Shumani looks to diversify into mining, construction industry

16th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As one of the biggest industrial equipment suppliers into the food and beverage industry, this remains the main target market for Shumani Industrial Equipment. However, the company aims to diversify and is investigating some opportunities in the mining industry, reveals MD Victor Nemukula. “There... 

New ultra-high-pressure hose from Parker extends service life in water-jetting applications

16th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is launching PFX30-05, a DN8 ultra-high-pressure hose that offers improved service life in industrial water-jetting/blasting applications across sectors that include construction and shipbuilding. Featuring six spiral layers... 

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