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Babcock plays it safe

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As a company that carries out the majority of its projects and services in high-risk environments, Babcock’s ongoing safety accolades prove that it does not pay lip service to safety, and that every employee in the organisation matters. In 2018 Babcock’s unwavering commitment to safety earned the... 

Largest Volvo Penta-powered synchronised power generator unit in South Africa installed by Babcock

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Babcock has been a significant player in the provision of standby and prime power generation solutions in southern Africa since 2006 and has installed the largest Volvo Penta powered synchronised standby power generator solution in South Africa at Zululand Anthracite Colliery’s (ZAC) mine near... 

Inaugural Big 5 Digital Festival Africa extends dates in response to overwhelming participation

14th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The online gathering for the African infrastructure and construction community powered by The Big 5 will run from 21 to 23 July offering intelligent B2B matching, 20+ hours of interactive networking, and inspiring speakers from around the globe.  The recently announced Big 5 Digital Festival... 

Quality personnel, products key to success for local company

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Local developer, manufacturer and distributor Strike Technologies believes the key to success lies in attracting, retaining and developing top quality personnel, which in turn aids in the production of high quality products and services. “Our low staff turnover pays tribute to the fact that we... 

Creamer Media’s 40-year evolution – watch the video 

14th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In March next year Creamer Media will achieve the remarkable milestone of 40 years of successful business-to-business publishing.  

Creamer Media’s 40-year evolution – watch the video

Investors still benefited over the past 15 years

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Over the past 15 years, South Africa (and the global economy) has faced several headwinds. The most significant two being the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and the COVID-19 pandemic and global recession. South African investors also had to contend with a strong dollar placing enormous strain... 

New report from Corinium and FICO signals increased demand for Artificial Intelligence in the age of COVID-19

13th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Today, FICO, a global analytics software firm, released  a new report from the market intelligence firm Corinium that found the demand for artificial intelligence (AI), data, and digital tools is soaring as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put a strain on many enterprises.   Conducted by... 

Garry Kondakov joins directorship of Tech Wise Solutions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The appointment of well-known cyber-security C-level manager Garry Kondakov, as a director and shareholder of Tech Wise Solutions provides further impetus to the company’s growth strategy into Africa. Rayaan Abrahams, CEO at Tech Wise Solutions, explains that not only was Kondakov’s passion for... 

Africa’s largest ever virtual conference to upskill supply chain and procurement professionals

13th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Covid-19 crisis has put the spotlight on supply chains and pushed supply chain professionals to their limits. Expertise in supply chain and procurement management, logistics and distribution has never been more important than it is today, according to SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply... 

Nucleus Recognizes SYSPRO as Leader in 2020 Nucleus Research ERP Technology Value Matrix

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SYSPRO, a leading global provider of ERP software, announced today that it has once again retained its position as a Leader in the 2020 Nucleus Research ERP Technology Value Matrix. For the report, Nucleus evaluated ERP vendors based on their products’ usability, functionality and overall value.... 

SAPICS presents a story of African ingenuity

10th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The story of how a Kenyan startup is digitally enabling informal traders and optimising their supply chains, to improve food quality, availability, affordability, service levels and sustainability, is one of true African ingenuity. The Twiga Foods story was a highlight of the recent SAPICS... 

Automated Machine Learning is the Rising Star of AI-Driven Industrial Analytics

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / At SKF AI, we want to make AI-Driven Industrial Analytics and its benefits to process accessible to all manufacturers, no matter how many data scientists they have on staff. To that end, our SKF Enlight AI maintenance 4.0 solution is built on Automated Machine Learning (AutoML). Freddy Hernandez,... 

No shortage of medical oxygen supply

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the sole supplier of medical oxygen to the state hospitals and clinics as well as to a number of privately owned hospitals and clinics, Afrox affirms that there is no shortage of medical oxygen in South Africa, and cautions media and social platforms against publishing information instigated... 

More uptime for Komatsu owners

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The specialised, accredited repair and remanufacturing services at Reef Fuel Injection Services mean that issues with Komatsu diesel fuel injection systems do not need to cause undue downtime. Komatsu owners will be pleased to know that issues with their diesel fuel injection systems do not need... 

Black Tech Company sets sail in the South African Tech Industry

10th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A new Black tech company ‘Beyond VR’, has recently been established by three young professionals - Katlego Mokonyama, Themba Mtanase & Lebogang Mokonyama. A true rarity in South Africa, Beyond VR is a black youth-owned tech company that uses state of the art immersive tech to create content for... 

Ford face shields production continues as COVID-19 infections continue climbing in South Africa

10th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases continues to climb in South Africa, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has entered its fourth month of producing protective face shields at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria. To date, Ford has assembled 285 000 COVID-19 face shields, with... 

Engen helps bring hygiene and clean water relief to Mooiplaas community

10th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen and Gift of the Givers have joined hands to bring much needed assistance to the Mooiplaas community in Kwa-Makazi in the Eastern Cape. Situated 20km outside of East London, the community has had no access to clean water for many months, with the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown... 

Engen helps bring hygiene and clean water relief to Mooiplaas community

Finding our ‘just transition’ away from coal

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / On South Africa’s energy landscape, a vision is taking shape – to not just a move away from burning coal for power, but to do so in a way that creates opportunities for those with the most to lose. SRK Consulting is focused on two key aspects of this process: the ongoing development and... 

Something to shout about as hush quiet electric mini wins award

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / JCB is today celebrating the news that its electric mini excavator has scooped one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for engineering innovation. The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering has today announced that JCB’s ultra-quiet and zero emissions 19C-1E electric digger has won the 2020... 

Manufacturing production data continues to disappoint – SEIFSA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The decrease in manufacturing production, as shown by the data released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) today, is concerning, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) said today. SEIFSA Economist Marique Kruger said the data, which reflects a decrease in... 

Sable International and CapConnect join forces in Malta for South Africans

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Malta is increasingly becoming the destination of choice for South Africans wanting to live abroad. Leading migration consultants Sable International have partnered with Malta-based CapConnect, to offer end-to-end migration and financial services to individuals and businesses wanting to relocate... 

BI adheres to Level 3 safety protocols as full branch network reopens

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The easing of the national lockdown to Level 3 has allowed leading supplier Bearings International (BI) to reopen its countrywide branch network under strict coronavirus regulations. In addition, a small percentage of staff have returned to work on a rotational basis, limiting the number of... 

Cobot and flexible production - future-proofing SMEs

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Many countries the EMEA region are likely to experience serious labour shortages over the coming decade, especially in relation to technical specialists. At the same time, product lifecycles are becoming shorter. Despite this, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) might be reluctant to invest... 

Renewables, COVID-19 and lockdown

9th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had an extreme impact across the globe, including South Africa. The related lockdown, which has resulted in construction sites being shut down, will have a significant impact on projects and may result in substantial delay claims. 

Renewables, COVID-19 and lockdown

RMB partners with black-owned renewable energy company, Pele Green Energy

9th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Refinancing existing equity enables business growth Clean energy is not only an important and growing sector for the South African economy, but one that is fertile for the entry of black-owned businesses. 

RMB partners with black-owned renewable energy company, Pele Green Energy

Late-stage customization in pharmaceutical manufacturing 

9th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Late-stage customization is vital due to the latest serialization legislation worldwide. It can also be an opportunity for finding a solution that can handle both serialization and the production of small batch sizes without any loss of operational effectiveness.  As a result of serialization... 

Late-stage customization in  pharmaceutical manufacturing

POPI act is now in force

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Five steps to ensure POPI compliance for direct marketing The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI) has now come into effect and it is important that South Africa businesses adhere to the new regulations. The use of personal information is everywhere and it’s almost impossible... 

High speed doors offer contactless operation with increased productivity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With companies under pressure to ensure as contactless operation as possible, automated high speed doors are becoming a viable option. Not only does use of this type of door increase productivity, but it will allow the opening and closing function to be done without the need for personnel to... 

Customers can now deposit cash directly into their bank account at all Pick N Pay till points

8th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Customers can now make cash deposits directly into their own bank account at any Pick n Pay till point, anywhere in South Africa. Deposits at till points is another first for the retailer as they increasingly become a one-stop-shop where customers can do their shopping and banking at the same... 

Experience digitalisation at the Festo Virtual Exhibition

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Festo is breaking new grounds with the first-ever Virtual Exhibition scheduled to take place from the 15 – 16 July 2020. Visitors will get to experience digitalisation as they have never before. This exhibition will be hosted in place of the Festo stand at the Hannover Messe, which takes place in... 

Provisional Liquidators calling for an expression of interest SA Express airlines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A challenging chapter is unfolding in South Africa’s aviation industry as the Joint Provisional Liquidators of SA Express Airways will issue an ‘Expression of Interest’ notice to test the markets appetite for equity partners or buyer of the airline or its part or all of its assets. SA Express has... 

CSIR supports national COVID-19 response with locally developed ventilator

8th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) – in collaboration with a number of local partners – has completed work on a local ventilator to be rolled out nationwide to patients showing respiratory distress in the early... 

CSIR supports national COVID-19 response with locally developed ventilator

Audi launches an affordable service plan for older vehicles

8th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Audi has launched the AudiSmart Service plan, an affordable new service offering which is applicable to all Audi vehicles that are 6 to 13 years old (or within a maximum mileage threshold of 270 000 KM), and which fall out of the standard Audi Freeway Plan or Freeway Plan Extension. This... 

Silver linings: SA food & beverage sector could emerge from pandemic stronger than before

8th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Covid-19 pandemic has forced mindset changes and innovation that could improve local food and beverage businesses, and could even catalyse innovation and growth in future. This is according to exhibitors and experts on the advisory board of food & drink technology Africa, the food and... 

Tongaat Hulett welcomes competition tribunal decision

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Tongaat Hulett welcomes the decision by the Competition Tribunal to approve without conditions the acquisition of Tongaat Hulett Starch by the KLL Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Barloworld. The decision by the South African Competition Tribunal is the third approval in the jurisdictions that... 

How Ford protects your car's interior while you protect yourself

7th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Due to COVID-19 guidelines, more people are cleaning their hands with sanitiser when they get back in their vehicle after essential journeys. This is good for the owner's health, but it could be bad for the interior. Chemicals like ethanol - which are used in hand sanitisers - can react with... 

Download the complementary Haibo Coronavirus© series today, to help keep your people safe, and flatten the curve.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A demographic of the South African population which is facing a tremendously high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), is the millions of workers who have recently returned to onsite places of employment. This is what inspired the Haibo Coronavirus© poster series, formulated by... 

Lockdown-hit construction industry back on building sites

7th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, it’s back to work for the construction industry, one of our major economic contributors due to the labour-intensive nature of construction activities. In fact, it has been touted as one of the key sectors the government should prioritise to ramp up... 

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