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SANSA and ATNS signs MOU

12th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and the Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) SOC Ltd has today, Tuesday 12 October 2021, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase co-operation between these two entities. The MOU aims to strengthen the dynamic, integrated... 

Smart Park is the way to go for sustainable and cost-effective wildlife management

12th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Sindy Liu – Media Manager at Hytera Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZIMPARKS) manages one of the largest estates in the country, covering about 5 million hectares of land, or 13% of Zimbabwe's total land area. 

Dentons launches combination with elite law firm in Mozambique

12th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Dentons, the world's largest law firm, has launched a combination with elite law firm, Fernanda Lopes & Associados Advogados (FL&A) in Mozambique.  On the heels of 2021 combinations in Tanzania and Nigeria, today's launch strengthens Dentons’ presence in Africa with the addition of key location,... 

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Conference highlights procurement profession’s challenges and opportunities amid covid crisis and beyond

12th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / While challenges abound, particularly amid the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, the procurement profession is one of the most interesting – and important – places to be right now, according to Professor Karsten Machholz, International Professor for Supply Chain Management & Procurement, Strategic... 

Opinion Piece: Integrating international health and safety standards saves money and minimises risk

12th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Louise Woodburn, General Manager at KBC Risk Solutions Maintaining a healthy and safe working environment is a requirement by law, with the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act in effect in South Africa. However, while compliance with the OHS Act is mandatory, there are also international... 

2021 SAEEC Conference

12th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The SAEEC will be hosting their 16th Annual Conference 3-5 November 2021, and it is to be a virtual event. Our e-Conference theme : MOVING ON : RESILIENCE WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY. 

Controlling several flow rates simultaneously with the new Festo Motion Terminal app

12th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Festo Motion Terminal VTEM combines digitalisation and pneumatics. Quickly activated Motion Apps are revolutionising pneumatics by increasing flexibility, energy efficiency and accelerating production processes. Thanks to the new Motion App “Flow control”, the VTEM now makes filling... 

Do you have a backup plan for your backup when load shedding hits?

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Raeford Liebenberg, Manager at Silvermoon, a Galix company Load shedding is a reality of life in South Africa and having some sort of backup power plan in place is essential – especially now since Work From Home (WFH) and hybrid working have become increasingly mainstream. Aside from keeping... 

Better tech. Better asset registers. Better decision-making

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A good foundation keeps a house standing and protects you from untimely losses. The same goes for the management of physical assets, where a proper asset register forms the foundation for all decisions made about your organisation’s tangible assets. Knowing what assets you have, what condition... 

Digital Transformation | A reality check

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Digital transformation is high on the agenda of many companies across the world and all industries. The manufacturing industry has been flooded with IoT and digitalisation-based content, including videos, webinars and articles. The solutions often seem too advanced and very pricey. IoT is not new... 

The role of proactive infrastructure asset maintenance programs in civil unrest recovery

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With an estimated R 50 billion cost to the economy, there is no doubt that the July 2021 civil unrest in KwaZulu-Natal, and certain parts of Gauteng, has left South Africa poorer. While more than 300 lives were lost, the excessive looting also resulted in the destruction of infrastructure. The... 

What training and learning pathways are available for aspiring reliability engineers

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Good reliability engineering forms the cornerstone of an organisation’s ability to deliver its asset management objectives. In our first article on this topic, The Role and Importance of Reliability Engineering, we discussed the role and responsibilities of a reliability engineer. We looked at... 

Do municipal asset management software systems enable better asset management?

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Through all the legislative requirements of GRAP[1] and mSCOA[2], we have seen a growing emphasis on asset management within local government during the past decade. Naturally, there has also been a lot of focus on software systems to support the various requirements. Still, for the most part,... 

Structural bearings support stadium beam joints

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A time-lapse video proves that Vesconite Superlube low-friction, high-load-carrying bearings perform well as sliding bearings in large structures, including soccer stadiums. The video starts shortly after 7pm and shows structural movement throughout the evening, when the stadium concrete beams... 

BI plays a key role in Hudaco Group’s expansion into Africa

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a drive to increase sales into Africa across all of its companies, the Hudaco Group has structured its exports division into smaller clusters, each with a specific product focus. Here Bearings International (BI) falls into the materials-handling cluster comprising of five companies, namely BI... 

Hazards and fire risk in the chemical-processing industry

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A fire that broke out at the KZN Resins factory in Durban at the end of August has placed the spotlight on the extreme hazards associated with the chemical-processing industry (CPI), comments ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk. These hazards can quickly lead to a cascading sequence of events,... 

Resilience is the mother of all virtues… and the key to unlocking successful independent power projects in Nigeria

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Nicolas Mathon, Director, Project Development, Africa and Europe, Wärtsilä Energy The successful completion of the Azura Edo 450 MW gas-fired power project in 2016 was hailed at the time as setting the blueprint for future independent power projects in Nigeria. The $900 million plant, which... 

South Africa’s renewable energy industry to power ahead

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By‌ ‌Gavin Noeth,‌ ‌Senior Consultant: Infrastructure & Projects at CMS South Africa South Africa is in the midst of a power crisis. Eskom’s ageing infrastructure, reduced reliability and inferior quality of coal, and the significant gap in power generation capacity and demand, has left the... 

AECOM launches 32nd edition of its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2021/22

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM has launched its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2021/22. “Celebrating its 32nd edition, this guide forms part of our commitment to improve project delivery through unique and comprehensive research about the industry,” comments Dean... 

Intercape renews its contract with MiX Telematics

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX, NYSE: MIXT), a leading global SaaS provider of connected fleet management solutions, has renewed its contract with Intercape for an additional five years. Intercape is the largest intercity passenger transport service operating across South Africa, Namibia, Botswana,... 

The Role of SEZs and Industrial Parks in the Manufacturing Industry

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / African governments are required to implement innovative approaches to industrial policy such as Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and industrial park, representing instruments of industrial development. 

Helping employees regain their core mental strength as they plan to return to the office

8th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The ‘new normal’ we are all living in has placed enormous pressure on mental well-being. However, it has also heightened awareness and support to build and maintain mental well-being among employees, in particular. “It is possible to stay well by continuously building on this in small, consistent... 

Offshore wind potential may be SA’s answer to decarbonisation

8th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa was one of many nations that signed an intended nationally determined contribution to commit to reducing carbon emissions, COP21. This pledge requires the country to decrease carbon emissions by over 40% by 2025, and according to the Department of Environmental Affairs renewable... 

IT security professionals ‘secure society’ in fast changing environment

8th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The role of information security professionals has become a critical one as the world enters the second phase of the internet revolution, in which computers run everything and everything is connected. This emerged at the inaugural KB4-CON cyber security event for EMEA, where Mikko Hyppönen, Chief... 

Experts discuss role of hybrid energy systems in SA energy mix - Windaba conference

8th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As South Africa continues on its journey to a greener economy, energy experts, who gathered at this year’s Windaba conference, predict that our future energy mix is likely to include dispatchable power, in the form of hybrid systems  This follows the DMRE’s launch of its technology agnostic Risk... 

Cookhouse Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape
Cookhouse Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape

Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality’s beneficiation of bio-solids project wins inaugural Green Economy Change Champions Competition

7th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / October 2021 – The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality has won the inaugural Green Economy Change Champions Competition for its project that adds value to bio-solids produced at waste water treatment facilities.  The competition celebrated inspiring examples of green economy innovation at... 

Africa is ripe for investment

7th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Yesterday, the South African Department of Trade and Industry met with SEW-EURODRIVE to discuss its R200 million investment into the country on site at the organisations new head quarters in Aeroton, Johannesburg. Critical conversation ahead oft he German Africa Investment Conference taking place... 

Gravitas Minerals to present two papers on ideal clean coal solution at SACPS Biennial Conference

7th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A new fine-coal processing solution for ‘clean’ coal production developed by Gravitas Minerals will be the subject of two major papers presented at the Southern African Coal Processing Society (SACPS) Biennial Conference at the Graceland Casino and Country Club in Secunda, Mpumalanga from 12 to... 

The IDC launches the new clothing, textiles, footwear and leather growth programme

7th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The guidelines for the 2021-22 Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather Growth Programme (CTFLGP) have been recently published. The programme is OPEN for applications and the guidelines are effective from the 15th of September 2021. The programme, which is based upon the Retail-Clothing, Textile,... 

Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal annual awards 2021

7th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal annual awards event held on 1 October 2021 recognised excellence in construction and health and safety, coupled with the celebration of the Association’s 120 year anniversary.    The picturesque Collisheen Estate in Umhlali proved to be the ideal open-air venue for... 

Engen upskills teachers with essential e-learning and AI skills 

7th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen, in partnership with Leap Africa, is upskilling its Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) teachers to prepare them for our rapidly evolving digital world.  With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing education systems to adapt and find alternatives to face-to-face teaching, mastering e-learning... 

Successful transverse launch of Ashton Arch bridge a South African first

7th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The newly-completed Ashton Arch is South Africa’s first concrete tied-arch bridge constructed using a transverse launching method. Infrastructure consulting firm AECOM was responsible for all engineering aspects of the project, with the emphasis on road and bridge design, as well as project and... 

Opinion: How contextual Intelligence ramps up fraud detection in today’s multi-channel world

7th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As a fraud and risk professional, you may feel as though your organization walks a tightrope, balancing minimal customer friction with maximum risk mitigation. The challenge is magnified in today’s fast-paced multi-channel environment, where, for example, a customer may be asked to verify a... 

Sapics conference experts explore the promise and pitfalls of supply chain digitalisation

7th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Digital transformation is at the top of most organisations’ agendas today. Supply chain digitalisation aims to leverage digital technologies to ensure that supply chains are more connected, have end-to-end visibility, are more resilient, flexible, efficient and cost effective than ever before.... 

Fendt South Africa adds new mid-horsepower Fendt Vario range in Vineyard, Fruit, Orchard and Standard configuration

6th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Fendt South Africa has extended its product offering with the latest generation of the Fendt 200 VFPS Vario specialist tractor series, which comes with the intuitive FendtONE operating concept, making it the first specialist tractor with a fully integrated terminal. There are added innovations... 

Sarens is the global leader and reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting, and engineered transport

6th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / At Sarens Siba, we have the noble mission to be the reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting, and engineered transport for our clients in the region of Southern Africa.  With state-of-the-art equipment and value engineering, we offer our clients creative and intelligent solutions to... 

Sarens is the global leader and reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting, and engineered transport

Standard Bank hosts inaugural Climate Summit in partnership with SOAS University of London

6th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Standard Bank hosted its inaugural Climate Summit in partnership with the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) earlier this week. The two-day summit took place under the important and topical theme of Africa’s transition to net-zero. As Africa’s largest banking... 

Husqvarna’s new concrete cutting chain and bar concept 

6th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When you’re doing precision cutting of reinforced concrete structures, a handheld concrete chainsaw will make your day.  Husqvarna has launched a new product concept for diamond chains and guide bar, designed to match the high performance of Husqvarna concrete chainsaws. In many types of concrete... 

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