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TheOpenVentilator project- Omron lending a helping hand

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Omron has taken part in the development of an emergency ventilator in a project spearheaded by TheOpenVentilator, a non-profit organization who produces artificial ventilators in the fight of Covid- 19.  These new innovative ventilators are being built in Spain to help COVID-19 patients who need... 

High-performance adhesives offer quick, cost-effective auto repairs without the need for a workshop

8th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A wide range of flexible and cost-effective DIY adhesive products are available from local manufacturer and supplier Pratley for quick, on-the-spot automotive repairs. Many of these products are ideal for automotive repairs in areas where engineering workshops are often unavailable, such as in... 

Supplier MatchUp – a remedy for SMMEs during the COVID-19 crisis

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Small businesses are a critical driver in boosting the South African economy. Smart Procurement’s Supplier MatchUp Sessions recognise this with an initiative geared to link suppliers to buyers. It has been an ongoing feature of the Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Expo for many years... 

Unique pilot programme boost for recycling sector reeling from the Covid-19 lockdown

5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A unique recycling pilot programme in Joburg has delivered welcome results for a sector brought to its knees by the coronavirus lockdown, with informal reclaimers now returning to work after months of enforced quarantine. Data shows how the programme not only boosted the city’s recycling rates... 

Unique pilot programme boost for recycling sector reeling from the Covid-19 lockdown
Two reclaimers help sort PET plastic bottles for recycling

Metair secures key contracts to support Ford’s investment into the South African automotive sector

5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Metair, a leading international manufacturer, distributor and retailer of energy storage solutions and automotive components, is pleased to announce that it has secured multiple contracts to support Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (“Ford”) ahead of new vehicle launches aimed at the local... 

Tech company harnesses the technology capacity of trees

5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ABAX AS is a leading telematics SaaS provider that gives businesses with corporate vehicles the ability to monitor emission-related driving incidents and see exactly what costs are associated with unfavorable driving behaviour. Every subscription purchased contributes directly to the... 

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area Protocol on Investment: A Prickly Pear for SADC and other Regional Economic Communities

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Current state of play of the AfCFTA The secretary-general of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat, Mr Wemkele Mene made an announcement on 28 April 2020 of the postponement of the 1 July 2020 official implementation start date. Mr Mene cited the adverse effects of Covid-19... 

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $1.6 billion to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to protect the next generation with lifesaving vaccines

5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a five-year, US$1.6 billion commitment to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to deliver lifesaving vaccines to the world's poorest countries. The commitment was announced at the Global Vaccine Summit 2020, hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the... 

Southwest Microwave introduces IP-based power over ethernet fence detection system, further expanding smart sensor product family

5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Southwest Microwave has expanded its suite of IP-based Power over Ethernet (POE) intelligent perimeter intrusion detection solutions with the INTREPID™ MicroPoint™-POE-S Fence Detection System. Ideal for fence applications with cut-or-climb intrusion risks, MicroPoint-POE-S employs proprietary... 

Travelling for business under Level 3? Your questions answered!

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / After more than two months of hard lockdown, corporate travellers have been itching to get back to the boardroom. With Level 3 regulations implemented on June 1, a number of businesses were able to resume operations while business travellers could – to some extent – take to the skies again.... 

How to engineer your own success

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Terrena Rathanlall Sikhulile Nhassengo wanted to be a dentist but when he realized that he couldn’t handle the sight of blood, he chose to study engineering instead. Fast forward 20 years and he is the proud owner of Maninga Engineering.   

SMART-Q queue-management system from EM is ideal for Level 3

5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Businesses that anticipate to resume operations under Level 3 of the lockdown in South Africa face the challenge of not only complying with social-distancing regulations, but ensuring that proper customer-flow management is in place. An innovative solution called SMART-Q from Italian visual and... 

Warner Electric’s new brake friction material eliminates fluctuations in quality and performance

5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The result of five years of independent development, Warner Electric, a leading brand of Altra Industrial Motion Corp., has released its new W134 brake friction material. Designed to provide consistent and reliable braking performance in a wide range of conditions – integrating the W134 friction... 

Warner Electric’s new brake friction material eliminates fluctuations in quality and performance
Warner Electric’s W134 brake friction material ensures non-sticking and reliable braking performance regardless of temperature or humidity

Businesses are poorly prepared for return to work post lockdown warns corporate healthcare specialist

5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Failure to properly prepare your workplace and workforce for a return to work after lockdown could have disastrous consequences as organizational outbreaks threaten business continuity in an already fragile economy, warns Dr Jedd Myers, Managing Director of OccuFit and COO of corporate health and... 

Businesses are poorly prepared for return to work post lockdown warns corporate healthcare specialist
Dr Jedd Myers MD of OccuFit, the company that is equipping businesses to return to work safely

Sappi acts #ForNature and celebrates World Environment Day 2020

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / If there is something that the last few lockdown months have taught many of us, is that we need to make 'Time for Nature’.  We have marvelled as the planet has taken a breather along with her inhabitants and has rejuvenated herself, as we have rediscovered the abundance that she has to offer.  It... 

Changes to the Scheduling of Cannabis, THC and CBD explained

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Authored by Martha Burnett, partner Fasken, and Roxanne Gilbert, candidate attorney Fasken The Schedules to the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965 (Medicines Act), relating specifically to Cannabis and some of its components (i.e. cannabinoids), have, since 22 May 2020, officially been... 

Sologix offers business leaders help out of crisis

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For most of us as entrepreneurs, the lockdown presents two challenges - relational and financial.  Being cut off from others, being in isolation, is not a natural or preferred state. Technology allows us to connect easily enough with colleagues or customers - we can call family and friends, even... 

Automotive Ethernet testing simplified with new analysis software

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / PicoTechnology, represented locally by COMTEST, has released a new BroadR-Reach decoder/analyzer package that simplifies Automotive Ethernet integration testing and debugging. The package includes a novel non-intrusive Software Directional Coupler to separate up- and downstream traffic on... 

Virtual SAPICS Conference For Supply Chain Professionals

5th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Speakers from Sydney to Seattle have been lined up by SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, for a virtual SAPICS Conference this month. “June would not be the same for Southern African supply chain professionals without the annual SAPICS Conference, Africa’s leading event for... 

Virtual SAPICS Conference For Supply Chain Professionals

ORC 2020 begins planning for digitised event amidst COVID19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The world over, we are having to evolve our approach to networking and communication to continue our necessary and meaningful contributions to social and economic development. This year’s 11th annual Oppenheimer Research Conference (ORC), is no different. Whilst it will be hosted in Midrand, from... 

Water softener maintenance – protect your equipment and save on energy costs

4th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / All boilers and cooling towers need a water softener to help to prevent scale on heat transfer surfaces. It’s important to maintain these softeners to avoid equipment or machinery failures, and unnecessarily high energy costs. “A water softener removes hard water minerals, like calcium and... 

Water softener maintenance – protect your equipment and save on energy costs
This photo shows 50mm pipe with scale measuring 10-12mm thick inside it. The flow of water has been dramatically reduced due to lack of maintaining the softener.

LE South Africa’s “Rat Trap” proves not all greases are created equal 

4th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa is using a simple mechanical test tool called the “rat trap” to demonstrate how two supposedly similar lubricants may behave differently under pressure. 

LE South Africa’s “Rat Trap” proves not all greases are created equal

Six Green Star As-Built rating for One Discovery Place in Sandton

4th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new Discovery head office is only one of a handful of projects to have achieved a six Green Star As-Built rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa, pushing the envelope for an environment- and occupant-friendly building. Engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon, which is... 

Jet Demolition continues operations safely during lockdown

4th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Jet Demolition has the highest level of safety performance in the industry due to its ingrained company safety culture and comprehensive Integrated Safety Management Programme. This has allowed the demolition specialist to quickly and effectively put all of the necessary regulatory measures in... 

Mobile robots smarten up Toyota’s new parts centre

4th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Intelligent robots and sophisticated design are helping Toyota to achieve a higher level of efficiency at its new warehouse in Sydney, Australia.  

Mobile robots smarten up Toyota’s new parts centre

Aerosud, a Theory Of Constraints pearl in South Africa

3rd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Piper Alpha coined the term “burning platform”, but COVID-19 brought this to life for many businesses, most notably the commercial aerospace industry. 

Aerosud, a Theory Of Constraints pearl in South Africa

Stephanie Travers shares the inside track on F1 at Engen Lubricants Webinar

3rd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hailing from Zimbabwe and living in the UK since 2004, Stephanie Travers is a PETRONAS Trackside Fluid Engineer for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team. At just 25-years-old, Travers’ life changed dramatically last year when she was selected from 7 000 entrants globally to join the six-time world... 

Ukheshe launches track & trace to assist with Covid-19 infection alerts

3rd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ukheshe, a SMME focused digital banking platform, has launched a Track and Trace service using its existing payment ecosystem to assist consumers to manage any possible risk factors in level three lockdown.  Clayton Hayward, Ukheshe CEO and co-founder, says that Covid-19 is a concern for all... 

Raising disinfection’s game with ozone

3rd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ozone is an incredibly powerful disinfectant against numerous types of bacteria and other organisms. It is many times more effective than even chlorine, one of the most widely used chemical disinfectants.  Chlorine and other chemical disinfectants have been popular for their price/performance... 

Alternative fuels key to relieving South Africa’s energy pressures

3rd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Interwaste weighs in on the role of waste management, in particular mining waste, as a source of relief on South Africa’s fossil fuels and the creation of alternative fuels for industry use. 

Africa, Waste and the Butterfly Effect

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Adwoa Coleman- Africa Sustainability and Advocacy Manager, Packaging and Specialty Plastics at Dow In light of the 57th Africa day last month, we are prompted to reflect on the havoc that COVID-19 is wreaking not only across the continent, but across the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed... 

SA Exhibition industry expects to bounce back in 2021

3rd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Despite lockdown event postponements and cancellations in 2020, local exhibition organisers expect the industry to weather the disruption. 

Engen retailers support over 6 000 Diepsloot families with food hampers

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Caring Engen fuel retailers from Johannesburg and Tshwane have completed another delivery of food hampers to Diepsloot families, taking their total deliveries of basic necessities over the course of the national lockdown to 6 350.  A final delivery of 350 food parcels and other essential items... 

Automated Covid-19 screening enables seamless return to work

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / After two months in lockdown, most South African businesses have the all clear to return to work with the downgrade to Level 3 regulations as of 1 June 2020. However, the recommencement of trade will be far from business as usual, with workplaces required to take precautionary measures against... 

Start with the beginning in mind. How do we 'future proof' the events industry?

3rd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The events industry, as with many others, has been thrown into a complete state of turmoil since the beginning of the year as a result of COVID-19.  As bans on travel and public gatherings remain in place, people are asking questions.  How long will these restrictions last?  When and in what... 

Start with the beginning in mind. How do we 'future proof' the events industry?
Joshua Low

Rossmin Limestone – Food Grade Additive

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Heeding President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call for essential services to continue operations during the lockdown announced in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, opencast mining operation Rossmin has registered as an essential services provider and continues to supply calcium additives to the food,... 

Training by the South African Institute of Tribology

2nd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Covid-19 and lockdown have strangled business and the economy over the past 2 to 3 months.  Business now needs to leap to the defence of South Africa as Level 3 eases the lockdown against this unseen viral enemy. Business has a delicate balancing act: 

SAPMA African initiatives praised by World Coatings Council

2nd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) plays a dominant and exceptionally important role in the goals and operations of the World Coatings Council, according to WCC president, Andy Doyle. Doyle, based at the WCC headquarters in Washington, was the guest speaker in the recent... 

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