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Maximise your brickwork

6th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Maxi Brick, from Technicrete, is a robust, cost-effective concrete brick that is particularly suited for use with single skin walls, which are often the cornerstone of affordable housing developments. Offering a lower cost per square metre, some Maxi Bricks have a higher ash content making it... 

Organisations need a modern approach to protect their critical data in a rapidly changing business landscape

6th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Kate Mollett, Regional Director at Commvault Africa The world has changed in many respects in recent years, and with this there has also been a significant change in the way we do business. It is this change that has been driving the rapid adoption of cloud technologies – a trend that was... 

IT security professionals ‘secure society’ in fast changing environment

6th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The role of information security professionals has become a critical one as the world enters the second phase of the internet revolution, in which computers run everything and everything is connected. This emerged at the inaugural KB4-CON cyber security event for EMEA, where Mikko Hyppönen, Chief... 

2021 IITPSA President’s Awards to recognise Excellence in the New Normal

5th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has announced that nominations are now open for the 2021 IITPSA President’s Awards, the prestigious annual accolades for the IT industry’s leading CIOs, personalities and organisations. Admire Gwanzura, new President of... 

Turnkey solutions for the valuation and disposal of repossessed mining, construction equipment

5th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Specialising in the import and export of mining and construction equipment, MHS Plant & Equipment of Midrand, Johannesburg, has an extensive international network covering Africa, Australia and the Americas. “We have 20 years’ experience in servicing international clients, from mining houses to... 

Mindful Cybersecurity: The future of security

5th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, this comes at a time when cybersecurity awareness should be on everyone’s mind. The risk of attack has soared, according to Atlas VPN – 45% of organisations globally were impacted by recurring cyberattacks, malware up by 358%, and ransomware by 435%. Anna... 

Cape Town gets 2nd Engen Maths and Science School as national footprint hits 10  

5th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A second Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) has opened in Cape Town, pushing the total number of these Engen backed schools to 10 across South Africa.  Based at Manzomthomobo Secondary School in Mfuleni, it joins the EMSS based out of CPUT as the second school in the Mother City that offers... 

Get ready for the big burn

5th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By: Warwick Lorenz from Australian Pump Industries It’s impossible to ignore the recent weather in the Northern Hemisphere.  Fires out of control in Siberia, Canada, Oregon, California and now the Mediterranean with Cyprus, Turkey and Greece facing disastrous wildfires.  Experts tell us that this... 

Zutari assists African cities to respond to climate change

5th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The recent release of the Working Group I Sixth Assessment Report by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) once again confirms the risks and opportunities associated with climate change, particularly for Africa. A key finding highlighted in the report is that the latest climate... 

Outdoor lighting solution for Fruit Terminal

5th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder has supplied the outdoor lighting for APLI’s fruit terminal in the Port of Coega in the Eastern Cape. This newly constructed site combines fruit packing, cold storage and container depot activities in a single development. Various luminaires, designed and manufactured in South... 

Cape Town gets 2nd Engen Maths and Science School as national footprint hits 10

5th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A second Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) has opened in Cape Town, pushing the total number of these Engen backed schools to 10 across South Africa.  Based at Manzomthomobo Secondary School in Mfuleni, it joins the EMSS based out of CPUT as the second school in the Mother City that offers... 

Cape Town gets 2nd Engen Maths and Science School as national footprint hits 10

Cummins appoints new dealers in the Southern Africa region

4th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Consistent with its strategic vision of innovating for customers to power their success, Cummins is constantly looking for new ways to serve its customer base. Therefore, it has implemented the Dealer model in Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, with six new Dealers appointed as a result. “We are... 

The war on cybercrime and ransomware: Are you ready?

4th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Derek Manky, Chief, Security insights & global threat alliances at Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs Not all heroes wear capes. Many work quietly and diligently behind the scenes, amassing evidence and uncovering clues until there’s enough to go on to take the enemy down. Just like detective work,... 

Combating fraud in the digital world with the support of AI

4th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Traditionally, cybersecurity entailed a reactive approach where organisations used learnings from previous compromises to improve their defences. With technology evolving and people embracing the likes of mobile wallets, banking apps, and other solutions to manage transactions, businesses must... 

AfriSam's rock solid foundation for quality aggregates

4th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With a heritage spanning more than eight decades, AfriSam’s footprint of quarries nationwide is supported by quality systems that ensure customers reliability and consistency of aggregate supply. “The value of the right aggregate for the task cannot be overstated, as it affects all aspects of... 

Kim Timm clinches major award at The Big 5 Women in Construction Awards 2021

4th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A dedicated structural engineer who is passionate about the role of women in civil engineering, Kim Timm (Pr. Eng.), Executive – Structures, Buildings and Places at AECOM was announced as the Woman in Leadership of the Year at The Big 5 Women in Construction Awards 2021 held in Dubai on 15... 

JinkoSolar supplies 5.5MW of High-power modules to empower Solar Park in Zimbabwe

4th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / JinkoSolar together with New Sahara Ventures empowered the Richaw Solar Farm in Zimbabwe,  by supplying 5MW AC High Efficiency Jinko Monocrystalline Panels with ultra-high performance. The project is estimated to be valued at US$4.5 Million. The community has benefitted from this  project as it... 

Enza Construction Wins 2021 Master Builders Super League Award

4th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Enza Construction (Pty) Ltd, one of Africa’s leading construction companies has been awarded the 2021 Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Super League Award for the work completed on The Steve Tshwete Hospital Project in Middelburg. The announcement was made on 20 September and follows the... 

Attacq Foundation rises up against hunger for food month this October

4th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Attacq, Balwin and Sage Foundations partner with Rise Against Hunger to provide 90,000 meals World Food Day is celebrated across the globe, with invested establishments working towards a vision to end hunger and promote nutritious food globally. This year, Attacq Foundation, together with its... 

Key steps (and technologies) for achieving successful DataOps methodology

4th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Gary Alleman, Managing Director at Master Data Management Agility is key when it comes to data analytics. A report that takes six months to deliver is of little value to the business, because any insights will be stale and irrelevant. The historical disconnect between IT and business remains a... 

The integration of hydropedology, wetland ecology and aquatic assessments- the way to GO!

4th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual Showroom): “By integrating hydropedology, wetland and aquatic assessments for each proposed development the overall influence of the landcover change on the downstream catchment area can be quantified and adequate mitigation and/or rehabilitation measures proposed in accordance with the... 

Production commences: More productivity and performance for Jungheinrich’s bestseller 

1st October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Jungheinrich continues to write its success story on battery-powered counterbalanced trucks by relaunching series 2 and 3. The hydraulics, safety and software of the forklift trucks have been comprehensively optimised. Today, the first truck of the new generation left the production line of the... 

SARACCA, your association partner

1st October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In an industry struggling with non-compliance, contractors who would like to work within the law are encouraged to bring an association partner in to support their business. The HVAC market in South Africa is established, regulated and globally competitive, it carries many intricacies and without... 

Gold for NGV’s

1st October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The race is on for alternative fuels in South Africa, with the two strongest contenders, the EVs (Electric Vehicles) and the NGV’s (Natural Gas Vehicles) being the track favourites. Worldwide, 7.2 million EVs share the road with over 27 million NGV’s in a pool of approximately 1.4 billion... 

Fuelling growth in Zambia

1st October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Similar to other SADC countries, Zambia remains dependant on South Africa for key imports. Fuel being one such import, Siyakhulisa Logistics has successfully facilitated the transport of fuel from South Africa to key retailers across Zambia for over 7 years. Fuelling the growth in Zambia is... 

A flexible workforce is critical as external disruptions become increasingly common

1st October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Donné Nieman, Sales Director (Western Cape) at Workforce Staffing (Virtual Showroom): The Covid-19 pandemic has been the ultimate external disruptor. It forced many businesses to retrench or furlough their staff, because they simply could not continue to employ them. The reality though is that... 

Grundfos works with international brewer for sustainable efficiency

1st October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The installation of Grundfos pumps and related equipment as part of an international beer brewer’s expansion in Gauteng highlights a common commitment to water and energy efficiency. A range of Grundfos submersible pumps, smart digital pumps and vertical multistage centrifugal pumps are installed... 

Mini-substations for motor plant boasts dry-type transformer

1st October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions will supply two custom-engineered mini-substations to a significant motor plant expansion near Pretoria. The two units will be located outdoors, serving to power the lighting system and security requirements of the facility, as well as other... 

Knight Piésold engineers accepted for prestigious masters programmes at Imperial College London

1st October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Skills development is a critical component that will contribute to the success of South Africa’s economic growth, infrastructure development, and our future generations. One company, which builds its core culture around such growth and development, is Knight Piésold, a consulting engineering firm... 

Construction of Anglo Global Share Services’ Ikusasa building on track

30th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Having excelled in recent years at management of fast track construction projects, Concor is again leveraging its depth of skills successfully - this time with Anglo American Global Shared Services’ (GSS) Ikusasa building in the Oxford Parks precinct in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Warren Mills, site... 

Babcock’s national parts distribution centre streamlines supply chain

30th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Babcock Africa has established a new national parts distribution centre to enhance efficiency of its supply chain process across all the company’s operations. The streamlined central warehouse will stock spare parts and components for all of Babcock’s business units and will facilitate the swift... 

Cameroon palm oil producer prototypes Hitemp 150 hanger bearings

30th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Vesconite’s Hitemp 150 hanger bearings have been installed at a palm oil processing factory in Cameroon, Central Africa. This followed a suggestion to test Vesconite Bearing’s most abrasion-resistant polymer - which also has a high-temperature rating. Abrasion resistance is important for a... 

SANEA shares programme for the SANEA Conference - 21–22 October 2021

30th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) is proud to share our programme for the SANEA Conference which will be held on 21 – 22 October, where we will UNLOCK the possibilities of energy sustainability. At this prestigious event, which we have planned to coincide with World Energy Day... 

Cova is sponsoring the Manufacturing Circle Electricity Forum

29th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cova Advisory is to sponsor and will participate in the Manufacturing Circle's Electricity forum on the 19th and 20th of October 2021. 

Cova and the Capital City Chamber (CCBA) to host a webinar on energy security and incentives

29th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cova Advisory is joining forces with Tshwane's Capital City Chamber (CCBA) to host a webinar on energy security and incentives - to be held on October the 21st. 

Cova to sponsor and participate in energy efficiency conference

29th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / 3– 5 November 2021 MOVING ON: RESILIENCE WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY 

Newsflash: Carbon tax license renewals

29th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Under the Customs and Excise Act, all Carbon Tax license holders are required to renew them 30 days before expiry. Current licenses expire on the 31st of December 2021. SARS has advised that the licenses can be renewed from the 1st of October 2021. SARS is anticipating large volumes of... 

Good News for the ‘Powerless’. Our Clean Energy is Available

29th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The latest news regarding South Africa’s ailing energy industry is filled with stories covering (amongst others): renewed speculation around nuclear procurement; allegations of unsavoury deals with emergency gas ships; conversations with Eskom’s CEO about the state utility’s ongoing struggle to... 

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