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NRCS to Rollout Energy Efficiency Online LoA Registration for Appliances

29th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE) Standards and Labelling (S&L) Programme introduced a globally proven policy measure in 2016 to save energy. The programme, found in over 80 countries, removes inefficient technologies and transforms markets to more efficient products.  

SEIFSA worried about increase in unemployment

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is concerned about the latest quarterly employment statistics (QES) data released today by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), which reflect general decreases in domestic employment as local businesses continue to... 

Regulation, collaboration needed to fast-track global circular economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / European Green Deal, Covid-19 and new technology change environmental landscape Cross sector collaboration and enabling regulatory frameworks, as well as technology innovation, can fast track the achievement of circular economy goals. This is according to industry experts who were participating... 

Huawei launches Africa Cloud&AI Innovation Centre

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Huawei today announced the launch of a South Africa-based Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Innovation Centre to drive innovation, knowledge transfer and economic growth through app development in the AI industry. 

Huawei launches Africa Cloud&AI Innovation Centre

Live online coaching gives adult learners an effective substitute for face-to-face teaching

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / – The government remains deeply invested in the encouragement of ongoing adult education programmes in the workplace, with the aim of continuing to open doorways for people who were previously disadvantaged during their schooling. And while education has been hard hit during recent times, a new... 

Opinion piece: Carbon Tax Tools - process reengineering for manufacturing industries, simplified

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By: Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at EDS Systems On a global scale, the primary sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are electricity and heat (31%), agriculture (11%), transportation (15%), forestry (6%) and manufacturing (12%). South Africa’s Carbon Tax Act means these... 

South African paper industry launches local leg of Blue Sky Awards for young researchers

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The local leg of the Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award has been launched by the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA). The 2020-2021 round is the third edition of this award, organised by the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA), to which... 

Energy Efficiency Award for Green Point Athletics Stadium Lighting

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder is proud to be involved in the award-winning LED lighting retrofit project for the Green Point Athletics Stadium. At the 2019 ECA(SA) Presidential Excellence Awards, elex khanyisa Electrical Contractors received the Best Contributor to Energy Efficiency award for this project, with... 

Ace Natural, New York: Organic food wholesaler builds microgrid to boost resilience and cut utility bills

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / If you’re in the food business, electricity is a lifeline; power failures and loss of refrigeration can deliver a major financial blow, as this company knows. So it’s no surprise that when ACE consulted Solar One Energy CEO Mickey Bennett about a renewable energy project for a new building,... 

Bitdefender releases best-ever consumer line to overpower unprecedented surge in cyber-crime

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity company protecting over 500 million systems worldwide, has announced that release of its world-leading cyber-security software. “The new-release Bitdefender software will allow organisations and individuals to fend off an unprecedented surge in online... 

Manufacturing Indaba launches Africa B2B

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Many companies are looking for new ways to access markets and clients, given the impact of COVID-19 on our economies.  Current market conditions as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, have limited the opportunity for face-2-face sales meetings.  The Manufacturing Indaba has developed a new virtual... 

New Repo Rate Presents Great Opportunity for Hungry Investors

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Contrary to popular opinion, the new repo rate will result in investors with solid balance sheets lining up for opportunities. This is the belief of John Jack, CEO of Galetti Corporate Real Estate. As announced by the South African Reserve Bank on 23 July, the repo rate now sits at an... 

Ecommerce feels logistics pinch of COVID-19 boom

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred unprecedented growth in ecommerce, accelerating local adoption rates by as many as three to five years. However, as online shopping continues to boom, many online retailers have struggled to cope with the demand and disruptions to their supply chains. As internet... 

Corestruc works alongside emerging contractors on municipal reservoir projects

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Corestruc, a leading South African precast-concrete specialist, continues to work alongside many emerging contractors on its reservoir construction projects, demonstrating that its unique precast-concrete systems complement labour-based construction methods. One of the small, medium and micro... 

Glencore hands over R30 million state of the art community clinic to the North West Province Department of Health.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / On Wednesday, 22 July 2020, Glencore Alloys South Africa, handed over the Bethanie Clinic healthcare facility near Brits to the Department of Health. In celebration of the new state of the art healthcare facility, Mr. Madoda Sambatha, MEC of Health was in attendance to facilitate the handover and... 

Olympiad to go ahead online

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The SA Computer Olympiad, one of IITPSA’s key skills development projects, will go ahead online this year. The first round of the South African Programming Olympiad will run from 27-31 July.  Given the Covid-19 regulations at schools across the country, the first event, the coding contest, will... 

OurAfrica.Travel Fills Void after Cancellation of Trade Shows

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new virtual meeting platform will connect Africa’s travel trade with global buyers – after all African travel trade shows & exhibitions were cancelled in 2020 The exciting, hi-tech virtual ‘travel show’ will take place over 16 days in August and is scheduled within geographical regions to... 

Warman® WRT® technology: the definitive wear life and efficiency upgrade for Warman® AH® slurry pumps

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Retrofittable Warman® WRT® impeller and throatbush improve wear life by up to 50% and utilise hydraulically efficient four-vane design to reduce operating costs. Warman® Wear Reduction Technology (WRT®) impellers and throatbushes add a new tool to the toolbox of miners struggling to cope with... 

Repo rate cut will provide further reprieve to embattled businesses – SEIFSA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes today’s decision by the South African Reserve Bank to reduce the repo rate by 25 basis points, to 3.5%, SEIFSA Economist Marique Kruger said this afternoon. “The decision to further cut interest rates is... 

Babcock receives energy project award for NOx abatement solution

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Babcock’s Ntuthuko Engineering business is leading the way in specialist combustion installations in South Africa, having successfully implemented one of the first nitrogen oxide (NOx) abatement projects in the country. The project scope required Babcock to provide and implement an optimised NOx... 

MTN SA Foundation helps shape the future generation of SA’s digital entrepreneurs

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa’s digital future is in a healthy space as tertiary students across South Africa continue to impress with their creativity and innovation. To this end, MTN SA as proud supporter of the Enactus national competition for seven years, has rewarded 12 digital innovators in a special ICT... 

HUAWEI CLOUD Summit to map 4IR opportunities for Africa

23rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / JOHANNESBURG, July 2020 – Business leaders and ICT experts from across Africa will convene on July 27 for the HUAWEI CLOUD Summit Africa 2020, an online event to unpack the opportunities of cloud computing for African business and how cloud will transform industries during the Fourth Industrial... 

HUAWEI CLOUD Summit to map 4IR opportunities for Africa

The best coffee money can buy - Super Veloce

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Being of Italian lineage comes with its perks, particularly when residing in a country that tends to show an appreciation towards the luxuries and lifestyle synonymous with Italy. There are of course the stereotypical connotations regarding any Italian’s expected conduct and preferences. These... 

Good practice partnership for local procurement

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Growing demands for mines to procure goods and services in-country – further emphasised by supply chain disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic – have brought a recent strategic partnership to foster local procurement formed by SRK Consulting into sharp focus. According to Lisl Fair,... 

Rosatom introduces mobile water treatment units in SA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has introduced its mobile water treatment and desalination UMKWA units to the South African market. The units aim to provide an intermediate solution for urban and rural areas that do not currently have access to clean water, or are experiencing water... 

Afrisam makes a concrete contribution to the leap school in Diepsloot

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a partnership that started in 2014, AfriSam has donated construction materials for the construction of the new LEAP Maths and Science School in Diepsloot, Gauteng.  AfriSam was approached by one of the main sponsors of the school, Aveng Infraset, to support this initiative through the donation... 

AFSUG grows from strength to strength, for 2020 and beyond

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The African SAP User Group (AFSUG), a non-profit organisation providing a forum for local SAP customers to share information and experiences, as well as to influence SAP Africa and SAP AG’s local and global directions, has embraced the many challenges experienced by businesses worldwide over... 

Your chassis is the most powerful structure in your car

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Richard Green, national director of the South African Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA), says many motorists believe the engine is a vehicle’s toughest attribute when, in fact, the chassis is where the true strength lies – in collisions especially. The chassis is best described as the... 

CNG conversion now available from DAF Trucks

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Babcock – the sole distributor of DAF Trucks in southern Africa – is tackling carbon emissions and exploring more efficient fuel alternatives by bringing dual fuel CNG-powered DAF Trucks to the southern African market, and maintaining the trucks’ full warranty, even when using dual fuel... 

Siemens Energy Free Webinar: 28 July 2020, 02:00 PM (CAT)

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Join Siemens Energy for a free webinar to learn about current power generation trends and drivers in Africa’s key regions. Regional Power Generation experts will address the much-needed progress in transforming the existing infrastructure in Maghreb, West-Central Africa, Southern Africa and... 

Expanded metal remains an economical and cost-effective material

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Durable, dependable, and incredibly versatile, Mentis Expanded Metal continues to be an economical and cost-effective material. The manufacturing process ensures optimum material integrity and strength and allows it to be used for a wide range of applications. Ruben Roach, COO of Mentis Africa,... 

Streamline supply chain to keep mines viable, urges B&E

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As mining companies cut back in efforts to remain viable under Covid-19’s demanding conditions, crushing and screening specialist B&E International proposes a bold new approach that streamlines mines’ supply chains. According to Ken Basson, director of plant and engineering at B&E International,... 

Nedbank heeds urgent need to feed South Africa’s hungry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Nedbank Agriculture has donated R1 million to South Africa’s largest food redistribution charity, FoodForward SA, in a bid to help scale and provide critical food provisions to the most vulnerable groups across the country. Established in 2009 to address widespread hunger in South Africa,... 

How Covid-19 is making supply chain management visible and sexy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Covid-19 has made supply chain management sexy and, as a result, the profession may emerge from this crisis stronger and with a pipeline of talent ready to rise to the next disruption, according to SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management in Southern Africa. “This pandemic has... 

SA Teachers Want Schools to Close. Are We Ready for E-Learning to Take its Place?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa’s education sector is under immense pressure as it struggles to regain some stability in the wake of the disruptions brought by COVID-19. The country’s largest teacher’s unions, including SA Democratic Teacher Union (SADTU), the National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of SA... 

Webinar: A Tour of HOMER Pro and the Latest in Optimizing Microgrid Design

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Join HOMER Energy founders Peter Lilienthal and Marilyn Walker in a walk-through of HOMER Pro, the flagship microgrid optimization software. First introduced in 2014, HOMER Pro was a major redesign of HOMER, which was originally developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. A major goal... 

Unyazi Sales and Services achieves ISO 9001 - 2015 Certification

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Unyazi, a local South African entity, embarked on achieving ISO 9001 -2015 certification in November 2019. Unyazi is the local authorized business partner for Emerson Products and Services, focused on Plant Lifecycle Service care. The delivery of quality and safety solutions is of prime... 

Transformation of Oil and Gas: Huawei's New ICT Technologies Help Build a Smart Ecosystem

21st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In 2020, the international oil market has suffered an unexpected economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak. The previously high, but stable oil prices are now hurting, signaling an imminent need for change through digital transformation. Now is the time to reflect — how can we use... 

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