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College Rises and Shines at Cape Town Carnival

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / After months of handwork and precision coordination, 45 students and support staff of False Bay TVET College danced their way down the Green Point Fan-walk at the 10th Cape Town Carnival, 16 March 2019. This was a first for False Bay TVET College to participate, each year the carnival brings the... 

How fleet management can offset cross-border delivery risks

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cross-border transportation is risky – the many risks logistics companies face include safety of the vehicle, protection of the load, well-being of the driver, on-time delivery, and communication with the driver. Roadblocks, congested border posts, availability of fuel, high costs, local crime... 

ANDRITZ’s energy-efficient pumps secure water supply in Amman, Jordan

13th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / International technology Group ANDRITZ supplied 12 multi-stage axial split case and high-pressure ring section pumps to the Water Authority of Jordan last year. These energy-efficient pumps secure the water supply of the capital city Amman. With approximately 92 percent of the country being... 

Eaton powers up 2019 African Utility Week

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Eaton Africa will be highlighting how it enables the drive to provide reliable and sustainable electricity access for all during the upcoming African Utility Week Conference, taking place from 14 to 16 May 2019 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).   The annual event brings... 

Willard Batteries Launches Limited Edition ‘Blue’ Battery

10th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Raising Awareness Of Plastic Pollution In The Oceans What do vehicle automotive components and the ocean have in common? Not much. But awareness of plastic pollution is a growing concern. 

Willard Batteries Launches Limited Edition ‘Blue’ Battery

Wallmes Optimizes Precast Wall Production

10th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Elematic, a global leader in precast concrete production technologies, launches, as part of their digital Plant Control solution for precast plants, a manufacturing execution system WallMES for the optimization of precast wall panel production. The WallMES system covers automatic production... 

Wallmes Optimizes Precast Wall Production

Business France South Africa...

10th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Business France – The French Trade Commission will once again be taking part in the African Utility Week trade show at the Cape Town International Conference Centre with a delegation of 10 innovative French companies looking to showcase their expertise in the energy and water sectors, namely:... 

Atlas Copco enhances its low emission, low noise E-Air solutions with electric fixed-speed and VSD compressors

10th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Throughout 2019, Atlas Copco will be introducing two additional fixed-speed and three new electric Variable Speed Drive (VSD) air compressors to its E-Air range. This year Atlas Copco will add the E-Air T400 and the E-Air T500 to its fixed-speed E-Air T900, the first mobile electric air... 

Atlas Copco enhances its low emission, low noise E-Air solutions with electric fixed-speed and VSD compressors

MacLean technology to be featured at CIM 2019: Battery electric vehicle trial results, actionable-data vehicle monitoring, virtual training bolter

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MacLean Engineering is showcasing its technology development efforts at this year’s CIM Convention in Montreal, from April 28th through May 1st at the Palais des congrès. The newly developed MacLean virtual reality (VR) bolter training tool will be front and centre at the company’s booth [1005]... 

Elections Are Over, Now We Build The Africa We Want Through Agenda 2063

10th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africans went to the polls on Wednesday in its fifth, pivotal general election since the advent of democracy. Now, all eyes remain on the IEC boards as the preliminary results emerge. And while many South African voters are focused on social issues, such as job creation, some candidates in... 

Manufacturing Indaba KwaZulu-Natal 2019 focused on growing Provincial manufacturing production

10th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Manufacturing Indaba KwaZulu-Natal 2019 (MI KZN) hosted a breakfast presentation on Friday 10th, 2019 at the Durban Convention Centre (Durban ICC). “The information shared about what to expect from this years KZN Manufacturing Indaba was excellent. I also really enjoyed learning about what will... 

Manufacturing Indaba KwaZulu-Natal 2019 focused on growing Provincial manufacturing production

Atlas Copco weaves more WEDAs into its innovative submersible dewatering pumps suite

10th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Atlas Copco’s WEDA electric submersible dewatering pumps series has earned a stellar reputation for its versatility and unrivalled performance. Noting its popularity amongst customers’, the company has extended the portfolio which sees the completion of the ranges for drainage and sludge... 

Worley’s ESD initiative a testimony to positive transformation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Launched in 2013, the WorleyParsons Enterprise Supplier Development (now Worley Enterprise Supplier Development) initiative supports meaningful transformation of the southern Africa economy by providing tangible opportunities for small businesses to prosper and expand. As the initiative matures,... 

A smart mark for high-volume extrusion manufacturing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As a high-volume manufacturing process, extrusion requires product marking equipment that performs optimally at high speeds in demanding environments. Manufactures in the pipe, cable, tube or profile industries, need a coding solution that meets these demands and offers an attractive total cost... 

Ministers Opening Ceremony comments reiterate value of CoS for all.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Higher Education and Training Minister Dr. Naledi Pandor opened the Centres of Specialisation (CoS) in the Western Cape at the False Bay TVET College Khayelitsha Campus. The celebratory occasion brought together the 6 Western Cape TVET Colleges who specialise in eight of the thirteen COS trades. 

Compact, powerful and robust - the new RS-PRO/RSF-PRO series of screw compressors

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / During the development of the new screw compressors of the RS-PRO and RSF-PRO series in the power range 11.0 to 18.5 kW, the main features were a powerful compressed air supply with low space requirements and easily accessible maintenance parts. RENNER screw compressors with asymmetrical profiles... 

Does it matter who owns our mines?

10th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / “Capital goes where it is welcome and stays where it is well treated,” said former Citibank CEO, the late Walter Wriston more than 30 years ago. That sentiment remains even more relevant as global capital has become increasingly mobile. The extractive resources industry, even in Africa, is now... 

Does it matter who owns our mines?

Cyber attacks target Operational Technology

9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Focus on OT security increasing as around 74% of OT organisations come under attack in the past year, finds a new Fortinet report Environments running Operational technology (OT) are stepping up their focus on cyber security amid a growing number of attacks. This emerged in Fortinet’s recent... 

Paratus and Dololo collaborate on entrepreneurial incubation hub

9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Paratus Namibia, part of the Paratus Africa Group, has partnered with Dololo to become the connectivity sponsor of DoBox, a project that aims to connect entrepreneurs to the world. DoBox is Namibia's newest business incubator and coworking space for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. Dololo is... 

Paratus and Dololo collaborate on entrepreneurial incubation hub

Engen Tugela 1Stop gets a new look

9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Following an extensive 8-month, multimillion Rand revamp, motorists passing through KwaZulu-Natal, can now experience modern and inviting convenience facilities when traveling along the N3, both North and Southbound. Engen Tugela 1Stop, which operates 24/7, is centrally located between... 

Engen Tugela 1Stop gets a new look

Nelson Mandela University’s Riaan Huiskens wins Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award

9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The architects of the future will be the pathfinders who use the sophisticated technologies of the future to tackle the challenges of today whilst addressing both the learnings and the mistakes of the past, CEO of Corobrik, Mr Dirk Meyer, told key stakeholders in the world of academia,... 

SAVA Welcomes New Members And Increases Industry Reach

9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Association places renewed focus on innovation, growth and commitment to PSC The Southern African Vinyl’s Association (SAVA), the Producer Responsibility Organization for the local PVC industry, has welcomed three new companies as members. 

Another exciting A-OSH EXPO beckons as exhibitors finalise their plans for the 2019 show

9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It’s shaping up to be another bumper edition of the continent’s leading occupational health and safety (OHS) show as this year’s A-OSH EXPO exhibitors finalise their marketing and stand planning. If your working life and interests lie in the OHS arena, book time in your calendar for this year’s... 

Another exciting A-OSH EXPO beckons as exhibitors finalise their plans for the 2019 show

AECOM cuts stadium design-and-build to a record two years at Japoma

9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An innovative design-and-build solution for the Japoma Sports Complex in Douala, Cameroon has seen integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM slash two years off the traditional timeframe for such a mammoth project. The Japoma Sports Complex consists of a 50 000-seat multi-sport stadium, an... 

AECOM cuts stadium design-and-build to a record two years at Japoma

Can the adoption of new technologies such as Plasma Systems help utilities reduce operational cost?..YES!

9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / GE’s new Plasma Ignition System reduces overall operating costs by improving low load operation and eliminating dependence on support fuels Achieves 90% versus 75% efficiency when compared to conventional systems widely found in the global market. 

Can the adoption of new technologies such as Plasma Systems help utilities reduce operational cost?..YES!

Afrox advances cylinder tracking

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading gases supplier Afrox has completed the national roll-out of its state-of-the-art digital cylinder tracking service. Cylinder deliveries are now being replaced with an advanced software solution to offer customers improved account management, accurate customer cylinder records, and the... 

Rittal to showcase the VX25 at Africa Automation Fair 2019

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / How can the best be made even better? This is the question that Rittal asked itself as we began developing a new enclosure system. This ground-breaking system sees the rise of the enclosure evolution with more than 25 registered patent and trademark applications. Following the official launch of... 

Ten Steps to Becoming a BEE Compliant Business

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The BEE scorecard encourages businesses to push for economic growth, specifically focusing on people of colour in South Africa. It is based on the concept of offering incentives through additional business. Economic growth begins with skills development involving training and hands on development... 

South African company building new smelter in Zimbabwe

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is working in the Great Dyke of Zimbabwe, close to the town of Shurungwi, where it is helping to construct the Unki platinum smelter, adjacent to a mining operation owned by platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats). Thos Begbie was... 

South African company building new smelter in Zimbabwe
Photo by Duane Daws
ADVANCING UNKI SMELTER Thos Begbie has completed several parts of the Unki platinum smelter being constructed in Zimbabwe

The University of Limpopo and SAB Foundation Launches Student Seed Fund

9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The University of Limpopo, in partnership with SAB Foundation, has launched the University of Limpopo Student Seed Fund which will encourage and support student-owned social innovation enterprises. The SAB Foundation has pledged up to R400 000 which will be managed and disbursed by the newly... 

CSIR International Convention Centre

9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engineering technology company, ESTEQ, is hosting their annual Engineering Community Conference (ECC) on 12 June 2019 at the CSIR ICC with the theme “Future-Proof”. This conference will provide engineering teams from all industries the opportunity to share their experience and ideas around the... 

Test Dynamics launched to provide excellence in the test & measurement technology arena

9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Test Dynamics was appointed to provide continued representation of the National Instruments brand locally, when National Instruments took a decision to pursue a distribution model in Southern Africa. According to Stephen Plumb, sales manager at Test Dynamics, this distribution model has been... 

Test Dynamics launched to provide excellence in the test & measurement technology arena

Made for every toolbox!

9th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT /  

Made for every toolbox!

Wits, Siemens Digital Mining Incubator 

7th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Digital Mining Incubator (DMI) launched by diversified engineering company Siemens at the Wits Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is a cocreation space focused on developing mining engineering competence. The incubator is aimed at skilling young... 

Wits, Siemens Digital Mining Incubator

Thos Begbie - Edwin Dreyer

7th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / I was born in Johannesburg in September 1941 just 3 months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. I experienced some of the side-effects of the 2nd World War and followed the various wars since then with interest and horror. 

Thos Begbie - Edwin Dreyer

Driving inclusive and sustainable growth through professional procurement practises

6th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In early June, representatives from KwaZulu-Natal’s public and private sectors will gather at the Durban ICC to discover how the procurement sector can aid in the transformation of the province. Hosted by the eThekwini Municipality, the 4th Annual Smart Procurement World conference will address... 

Driving inclusive and sustainable growth through professional procurement practises

Jet Demolition pioneers cold-cutting technology for petrochemical demolition

6th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cold-cutting techniques developed by Jet Demolition have introduced a new benchmark for health and safety in the petrochemical industry, which represents a highly volatile and hazardous work environment. The equipment and methodology pioneered by Jet Demolition has the added ‘green’ benefit of... 

Jet Demolition pioneers cold-cutting technology for petrochemical demolition

Stainless Steel Submersible Pumps Excel In Corrosive Conditions

6th May 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Nothing beats a fully cast stainless steel pump for resilience and reliability when faced with a corrosive environment, contaminated water and abrasive solids. “A protective coating on your standard submersible drainage and sludge pump will only protect your pump until the first scratch,” warns... 

Stainless Steel Submersible Pumps Excel In Corrosive Conditions

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