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Proudly SA extends its Covid-19 mask portal to include sanitisers, detergents & disinfectants

14th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Following the success of its online portal dedicated to matching supply and demand of locally manufactured fabric face masks, Proudly SA has extended the page to include local producers of hand sanitiser, surface disinfectants and detergents. As South Africans gradually return to the workplace,... 

UJ’s blimp, Rudderless - a novel solution to ensure compliance with social distancing measures

14th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A small group of international scientists are turning to the sky as one way to slow the spread of COVID-19. According to Professor Qingguo Wang of the Institute of Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), a 'pandemic drone' and other aviation technology could ensure that... 

Disinfecting fogging for Covid-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Thermal Fogging for disinfecting of office areas, shopping centers and residential units. DELTA Cleaning & Hygiene (part of the DELTA Group of companies) now provides thermal disinfecting services in order to reduce the impact of COVID-19. As a registered International Sanitary Suppliers... 

Engen retailers support 4 000 Diepsloot families with food hampers

14th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A group of Gauteng-based Engen fuel retailers have again brought much-needed relief to the Diepsloot community, this time delivering food parcels and other essential items to 4 000 families. The deliveries took place on 8 May 2020 and was the third mass distribution of food and basics by the... 

Forwood Jointly Develop COVID-19 Checklists with Global Mining Corporation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the world continues to address the immediate health concerns of COVID- 19, governments and businesses are trying to manage the economic impacts. It is now more important than ever to establish effective business resilience for continuity of trade. “During these unprecedented times of... 

Update: Draft COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for the Mining Industry issued for urgent public comment

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In the case of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union v Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and Others, the Labour Court ordered the Chief Inspector of Mines ("Chief Inspector") by no later than 18 May 2020 to publish a notice in the Government Gazette containing guidelines in... 

Building Health in the time of Covid-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / How healthy is your building? Do all your staff have masks? Are there hand sanitisers available? Temperature screening? Social distancing protocols? If so, you may think that you have ticked all the hygiene boxes to allow your business to re-open but, have you thought about the drinking water... 

Don’t let a faulty injection system stop your genset

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Diesel genset owners should have their systems checked regularly and maintained correctly, especially when there are long periods of inactivity such as the recent lockdown. This pertains especially to diesel fuel injection systems says Reef Fuel Injection Services. With load shedding expected to... 

Engen and Agri SA team up to bring relief to SA’s Farmers

14th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As farming communities around South Africa continue to be severely affected by severe drought, Engen has partnered with Agri SA to help drive contributions to their Drought Aid Fund, which ensures that farms remain in production and that jobs and food security are protected. For every litre of... 

Healthcare trains converted into mobile Covid-19 testing units as the Solidarity Fund partners Transnet to save lives

14th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Covid-19 testing capacity in some underserviced areas in the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal will receive a boost from two Transnet healthcare trains, which have been converted into mobile Covid-19 testing stations.  The Solidarity Fund, together with the Transnet Foundation and the National... 

Healthcare trains converted into mobile Covid-19 testing units as the Solidarity Fund partners Transnet to save lives

SpraySAFE Mist Sanitising Safety Tunnel

14th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In an effort to contribute towards the fight against COVID-19 and get "back to business", Jachris combined over 44 years' experience in the world of Hose & Fittings with over 10 years' experience in the world of Misting Systems to conceptualise, create and commercialise SpraySAFE, an automated... 

SpraySAFE Mist Sanitising Safety Tunnel

Five primary reasons why PV solar and standby power make more sense than ever post-COVID

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Whilst we find ourselves in an almost surreal world from a socio-economic perspective, there are some positive developments that have occurred during the past 8 weeks or so. Number one, and most important, the environment has had a holiday from CO2 emissions and even wildlife is making a bid to... 

Online concrete technology education now offered by TCI

13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology now offers online courses to help members of the construction industry upgrade skills during the Covid-19 lockdown. John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at the School, says the courses are offered via the School’s existing online platform,... 

Hytera multi-mode advanced radios deliver intelligent technology solutions for PMR industry

13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The PMR industry has undergone tremendous changes in recent years. The industry has been disrupted by the advent of broadband technology, which offers fast data services such as video calling and streaming. The expectation is that many mission and business critical narrowband PMR users will... 

New tool can turn 50 hours of Thermowell Design time into 15 minutes

13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Emerson’s Rosemount Thermowell Design Accelerator eliminates the largest pain point of temperature process design – manual thermowell iterations – significantly increasing operational efficiencies and cost savings. Emerson today introduced the Rosemount™ Thermowell Design Accelerator, a free... 

Raspberry Pi projects to keep you busy during the lockdown

13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Raspberry Pi computer board has taken the world by storm. Tinkerers, inventers and DIY enthusiasts have found a multitude of uses for the Raspberry Pi and now during this global lockdown, even newbies are revelling in the endless possibilities. The Raspberry Pi is a ‘credit card size’... 

As businesses re-open, no-touch payment solutions needed for customers

13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As businesses reopen during level 4 lockdown in South Africa, there’s increased demand for contactless (no-touch or remote) payment options. Many businesses are being forced to transform the ways they operate to online; therefore, new payment methods are needed for the non face-to-face... 

Don’t let a faulty injection system stop your genset

13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With load shedding expected to return with South Africa’s gradual move out of a Covid-19 lockdown, standby diesel generators need to be checked – especially their diesel fuel injection systems. “Diesel generators that have been standing idle – or which have low working hours – can often... 

Level 4 allows some construction materials to flow

13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the gradual re-opening of the economy begins, the first steps in relaxing South Africa’s national coronavirus lockdown will allow critical supplies of cement and construction material to reach specified markets. “With the lowering of the national coronavirus level to Alert Level 4, the new... 

Preparing for a Progressive Manufacturing Base Amidst COVID-19

13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / COVID-19 is reshaping the South African and African manufacturing sector and is compounding existing challenges while simultaneously eradicating established practices, subsequently altering the manufacturing world as we know it for the foreseeable future. However, with change, brings opportunity. 

Preparing for a Progressive Manufacturing Base Amidst COVID-19

Agile SMEs can realise the digital workplace

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Basha Pillay, Business Unit Lead – Modern Platform at Altron Karabina and Jacob Shihawu, Principal Consulting Services Lead - Digital Workplace Now is the time for small businesses to take advantage of their inherent agility and enable digital working environments that will radically improve... 

Can employers now retrench without a business rescue plan?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT /    (Coronavirus) has been described as a global pandemic and the first of its kind. As a result of the novel Coronavirus outbreak, the world is navigating unchartered territory in combatting it’s devastating effects. Many employers are considering retrenchments, in order to save their businesses... 

The best company in South Africa to build a smartphone app for your business

13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Codehesion is South Africa's top Android and iOS developer and has helped many companies to build and launch world-class mobile apps. Codehesion is South Africa's top Android and iOS developer and has helped many companies to build and launch world-class mobile apps. 

The best company in South Africa to build a smartphone app for your business

IP rights are boon for, not threat to, green technologies

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / by Marco Vatta, Spoor & Fisher One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century is how to combat the global impact of climate change. Innovation in ‘green technologies’ is central to finding solutions to this problem. With the recent World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April 2020, there is... 

COVID-19 and electronic signatures

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Despite the easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in South Africa to Level 4, corporates and government departments might still be faced with the challenge of how to secure original, handwritten signatures compulsory for a range of transactions over this period. Movement beyond the home is... 

WEIR MINERALS’ Multiflo® Barge Solutions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For 40 years Weir Minerals has provided custom Multiflo® barge solutions for applications all around the world. The global team of barge and dewatering specialists provide custom solutions for everything from tailings management and water reclamation, to specially engineered solutions to meet the... 

WearCheck launches HealthCheck disinfectant tunnel in fight against Covid-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The global Covid-19 pandemic currently wreaking havoc on every continent’s health system and economy has elicited many coping mechanisms, mainly to delay the onslaught of the virus on populations through lockdown and social distancing. How can South African companies begin operating again and... 

Endress+Hauser sees itself as well positioned

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Group increases incoming orders, sales, profits and headcount in the 2019 financial year Endress+Hauser performed well across all fields of activity, industries and regions in 2019. The Group created hundreds of new jobs, invested record amounts and improved in the area of sustainability.... 

Full steam ahead for mainstay of West African ship repair: Namdock is back to business

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Established ship repair and wholly Namibian-owned company Namdock, strategically located on the west coast of Africa in Walvis Bay, has resumed full operations with effect from Tuesday 5 May 2020. This is in accordance with the inception of stage 2 of Namibia’s national Covid-19 lockdown, which... 

Tongaat Hulett optimistic that starch sale will continue

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Tongaat Hulett is of the view that it continues to meet its obligations under the agreement reached with Barloworld in February this year on the sale of its Starch Business, and is optimistic that the opening up of business in the country will enable the sale to go ahead as planned. This comes... 

Call for Applications for the $150 000 JWO Research Grant

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Applications for the second Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Research Grant (JWO Grant), worth $150 000, is open to environmental researchers and conservation leaders from Africa. The closing date for pre-proposals is Wednesday 27th May 2020. The JWO Grant was set up in honour of the late Mrs Jennifer... 

Upgrade for WIKA’s PSM-700 pressure switch

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The PSM-700 pressure switch with large adjustable switch differential is now able to withstand higher process temperatures. Previously, the process media was limited to a temperature range of -30 oC to +60 oC. As a standard, the PSM-700 is now able to cater for process temperatures between -30 oC... 

The draft amendments to the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity shine more light on municipal power generation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / On 5 May 2020, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy published draft amendments to the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity which fall under the Electricity Regulation Act 4 of 2006. The draft amendments that have been published for public comment are a further measure... 

SKF collaborates with wireless specialist LumenRadio to enhance automated machine monitoring

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By collaborating with wireless specialist LumenRadio, SKF has developed a new wireless sensor as part of a condition monitoring system for improving rotating equipment performance programs on a scale previously considered uneconomic. LumenRadio began in areas such as professional lighting, its... 

The post Coronavirus consumer - 3 key trends to impact the FMCG sector

12th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It’s clear that the Coronavirus has changed the landscape for FMCGs – in some ways permanently. However, despite its similarities, the impact has not been the same across its subsectors and through the supply chain. Itumeleng Merafe, Head of Interest Rate Structuring, Investec Corporate &... 

SA blockchain enterprise smart contracting solution ranked within top 3 globally by IBM

12th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sherlock, an enterprise-ready smart construction contract management and administration solution developed by South African company, DoshEx, has been announced as one of the top three entrants in the 2020 IBM Beacon Award category, Blockchain Trailblazer. As far as its creators are aware,... 

The United States provides ventilators to South Africa to battle COVID-19

12th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is donating up to 1000 much-needed ventilators and accompanying equipment to South Africa to assist with its national response to COVID-19.    Ventilators are highly specialized medical equipment used in intensive... 

Event marketing and Covid 19: Navigating the digital divide is the new reality (albeit virtual)

12th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The trade fairs and exhibitions industry was never meant for the feint hearted. From the ebb and flow of economic strain in a competitive landscape, to the uncontrollables that could make or break your event, destroy a brand or demolish a team - if it's not resilient enough to roll with the... 

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