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Maintainability and maximising product life at core of TAKRAF Africa’s bucket wheel reclaimer upgrade

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / TAKRAF Africa’s After Market Services has completed a mid-life upgrade on a bucket-wheel reclaimer for a leading iron producer in South Africa. The upgrade consisted of realigning the machine, bucket-wheel and bucket change out, upgrading of the bucket-wheel drive from an electromechanical to a... 

Tomorrow will determine the new norm

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / “We are dealing with unprecedented change in our lives, both in business and our “normal” daily living. We cannot rely solely on lessons learnt from the past because the new challenges present themselves in a new form within communities around the world.” These are the words of Bruce Thoresson,... 

CRM tools help businesses recover from economic uncertainty of covid-19

18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With Covid19 and the resultant lockdown, South African industries, and the world at large, are in a very uncertain place. The closure of businesses and facilities has, as predicted, led to an economic backlash within many (if not all) industries. In order to succeed and overcome, it is imperative... 

1 year to go to Africa’s leading industrial Automation Technology event

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Today marks exactly 1 year until the doors open to Africa’s leading Industrial Automation Technology event! Set to take place at the Ticketpro Dome from 18 to 20 May 2021, the event will be attended by South African, African and international visitors and exhibitors. With the COVID-19 pandemic... 

Key industry event co-location to boost science-based industry development

18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The future of South Africa’s key industry sectors – including food & drink, water, sewage and waste treatment – rest heavily on science, and never more so than now, as the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of testing and analytics in assuring a compliant work environment and safe... 

Construction on REIPPP Renewable Energy Projects permitted to resume

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The regulations issued pursuant to the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (the “Regulations”) restricted the operation of a number of industries in an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus within South Africa.  The Regulations issued in respect of Alert Level 4 brought with them much... 

African aviation post COVID-19 – Where to?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), aviation contributes to 2.6 % of Africa’s GDP and supports an estimated 6.2 million jobs. The aviation sector is one of the worse impacted during this crisis. The COVID-19 crisis has indeed caused border closures and country... 

Engen helps bring food relief to South Durban community

18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen has partnered with the Gift of the Givers to provide food relief to the South Durban community, distributing 1 000 food hampers to residents impacted by the national lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic. Collection of the... 

Engen helps bring food relief to South Durban community

Nearly a third of employees spend more time working than they did before, new Kaspersky study reveals

18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As social distancing measures become common and workers adjust to their new professional environments, even from their own living rooms, there is potential for private and working life to blur into one. Kaspersky’s new How COVID-19 changed the way people work report reveals how quarantine... 

NextCellular, a division of Next 360, launches tailor-made data plans with high speed connectivity to ‘make it simple’ for remote working and learning

18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / NextCellular, a division of Next360, an authorised financial services provider (FSP 48886), has announced an innovative internet/data solution that simplifies high-speed connectivity and affordability for businesses and individuals looking to adapt to the new normal of remote working and... 

NextCellular, a division of Next 360, launches tailor-made data plans with high speed connectivity to ‘make it simple’ for remote working and learning

Growthpoint’s head office development for Exxaro receives Africa’s first WELL certification

18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Growthpoint Properties has developed the first building on the African continent to achieve a WELL certification, further differentiating its workspaces and taking its portfolio of office properties to the next level. The Growthpoint-developed Exxaro headquarters in Pretoria, an 18,500sqm office... 

Growthpoint’s head office development for Exxaro receives Africa’s first WELL certification

Financial respect for staff and suppliers crucial to rebuilding the economy, says Databuild

18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the struggle against Covid-19 far from over, South Africa faces a long and tough road ahead as it strives to mitigate the devastating economic impact of the global pandemic. The construction industry, which was already in a negative growth phase prior to the outbreak of the virus, has been... 

Customers can service their cars again

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As of Wednesday 13 May, motorists are finally allowed to service their cars under strict risk-adjusted trading measures, hygiene and social distancing restrictions. Pieter Niemand, national director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an association of the Retail Motor Industry... 

The New Augmented Mechanic’s Solution RT-300 – A New Smart Reliability Tool from Fixturlaser South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The augmented mechanic’s solution – RT-300 – is a smart reliability tool, says Managing Director Steve Gething, that is now available from Fixturlaser South Africa (Pty)Ltd, and that it combines on-the-spot machine diagnostics with tools for pre-alignment and precision shaft alignment, minimizing... 

Unmasking the contribution of local innovation in response to Covid-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the world in lockdown, local businesses are innovating to ensure essential products are still available – these innovators and the people making them are some of the unsung heroes who deserve to be celebrated.   The COVID-19 world crisis has changed the world’s narrative forever. There are... 

The importance of localisation has never been more evident

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African government has been encouraging the localisation of manufacturing for years and, given the current Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on global supply chains, this drive has become more pertinent, says refractory producer and supplier Refractory and Metallurgical Solutions (RMS).... 

BMG's Tsubaki BS-F backstop cam clutches

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / New to BMG’s extensive range of Tsubaki cam clutches, is the recently launched BS-F series, designed for high-speed inclined and long overland belt conveyors and bucket elevators used in the mining and bulk handling sectors. Tsubaki backstop cam clutches are designed to prevent reverse rotation... 

Drive engineered packaged solutions tailored for your application needs

15th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ABB provides engineered solutions for AC and DC drives across a broad range of applications. Designed to meet the exacting needs of your business or process, you can be sure that your technical requirements will be met and your business targets achieved. In keeping with the latest trends of... 

Cutting edge face masks from cycling company work for everyone, kids included

15th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A premium Cape Town cycling apparel company has pivoted its design expertise into making durable, effective and easy-to-wear cloth face masks for adults and children aged 3 to 10. Produced by Ciovita, the fully washable and reusable masks feature a removable filter and non-elastic straps to make... 

AFMS Group expands occupational health & safety offering

15th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Afroteq Advisory, a subsidiary of the AFMS Group and one of South Africa’s leading providers of integrated facilities management services and professional services in the built environment sector, has expanded its service offering in the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) sector by acquiring a... 

Operation warhorse – a pipeline for critical medical supplies

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An initiative to develop a freight pipeline to bring vital medical supplies to South Africa utilising special airfreight charters has been launched as an initiative by the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) through tvg&associates, a local business development company.... 

Five tips to manage energy use while staying at home

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Covid-19 continues to impact many aspects of our lives. Many are now required to stay at home in an effort to curb the spread of the pandemic. One of the many implications of staying at home will be the changes in your home’s energy usage. Historically, a family on average incurs $200 of energy... 

The Coronavirus and Emerging Technologies in Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Coronavirus pandemic will forever change the way we do things.  The future for those returning to work will look very different to before, with emphasis on distancing, sanitization and disinfection.  There is now a momentous obligation on the part of employers to provide a safe,... 

Lack of supplier development leads to critical pharmaceutical shortages in covid-19 crisis

14th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted a lack of supplier development in South African supply chains. This has contributed to shortages of critical pharmaceutical components like the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in medicines, according to SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain... 

Restaurants and fast food outlets rely on polystyrene containers to keep take-away food hot and fresh

14th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Restaurants and fast food chains are increasingly relying on polystyrene packaging to keep their food hot, hygienic and fresh now that the sale of hot food for home delivery is permitted under Level 4 restrictions. According to Adri Spangenberg, CEO of the Polystyrene Association of SA, this is... 

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,... 

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