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Reaching for Africa’s true potential: Five principles for realistic technology adoption in Africa

29th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Canninah Mapena, Rockwell Automation Africa is undoubtedly a land of abundance and potential. From our mineral resources to our rich agriculture to our youthful population, there are opportunities abound for us to boost our competitive advantage. Add to this mix the power of cutting-edge... 

Festo implements Industry 4.0 on a large scale in real-world car production

29th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A leading car manufacturer has been relying on the pinpoint accuracy and efficiency of servo-pneumatic welding guns from Festo for many years. They have now installed more than 2,500 welding gun robots with this technology in the premium brand’s body shops. This car manufacturer now reduces... 

Opinion Piece: If meeting PoPIA requirements is overwhelming, Compliance as a Service is the solution

29th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Iniel Dreyer, MD at Data Management Professionals South Africa, a Gabsten partner company The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) sent many businesses scrambling as it was supposed to come into effect in July, and inboxes were therefore flooded with opt-in or unsubscribe options... 

Opinion piece: Electricity 4.0 – a greener future through convergence

29th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Taru Madangombe, Vice President, Power Systems, Schneider Electric With recent media reports indicating that officials from US, UK, France, and Germany are pursuing an agreement with Eskom to shut down the majority of its coal-fired plants, the spotlight has again been placed on South Africa’s... 

Automechanika Johannesburg offers a new digital format for the international audience with a focus on industry and trade

28th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Automechanika Johannesburg offers a new digital format for the international audience with a focus on industry and trade. Under the motto 'Let's talk Business', this includes a series of panel discussions on current topics presented by key players in the industry, associations, and other... 

The rise of account takeover fraud

28th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Banking fraud management has always been dynamic, fast paced, and complex. 

SA ICT sector navigates pandemic unscathed; skills gaps remain

28th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South African ICT employers and practitioners appear to have adapted well to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns, with little to no negative impacts on working conditions or ICT skills demand and supply. However, significant digital skills gaps remain. This emerged in the 2021 ICT... 

Professional help for personal care

28th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When a leading global manufacturer of personal care equipment needed a production solution that combined cost reduction with quality improvement, they came to OMRON, a trusted partner they had worked with many times. For this particular line, they needed something that would help with a very... 

Corporate SA shifts focus from business continuity to new ways of working

28th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The trend in the real estate market has shifted from a focus on business continuity to a focus on defining new workspace models and even reinventing the traditional official environment. While some industrial sectors were rendered obsolete due to being closed down for long periods, others have... 

Gold for NGV’s

28th September 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... 

Safetember: Deconstructing SA’s construction essentials in an ever-changing world

28th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By: Craig Behrmann  The South African construction industry has recorded a 20% decline over the past 12 months due to Covid-19 disruption. This has meant that some companies have had to diversify their offerings, some have gone out of business, and others are continuing to weather the... 

Opinion Piece: Next-generation data backup eases the data burden in an increasingly digital world

28th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Kate Mollett, Regional Director at Commvault Africa Work from Home (WFH) might be the ‘new normal’, but the technology surrounding it is still evolving. Aspects such as security, data loss prevention and data protection are key areas of concern. This has become especially critical in light of... 

Training and development for a gas safe future

28th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The global gas industry has been in existence since the early 1800s. 1892 saw the first production of gas in South Africa. Since then, the use of gas has grown both in the domestic, commercial and industrial markets. Our local gas industry is considered established and is governed by key... 

IntelliPERMIT electronic permit-to-work           

27th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Operators of industrial facilities are accountable to their stakeholders to ensure that they operate responsibly. Shareholders, employees, contractors, the public, local communities and government all have a vested interest in well run operations. Operators also have a duty of care to ensure that... 

Industry Thermometer results reveal long-term impact of unrest in July

27th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Recent data released by Skynamo’s Industry Thermometer has revealed that the unrest which took place in July is having a long-term impact on local businesses. This is following previously recorded signs of strong sales growth which were heading towards pre-pandemic figures.  The Skynamo Industry... 

Wirtgen SP 1600 slipform paver sets world records during concrete paving in India

27th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / New roads made of concrete increase the efficiency of Indian freight traffic During the construction of an motorway between the major Indian city of Vadodara and the global metropolis of Mumbai, the Wirtgen SP 1600 was able to demonstrate its impressive performance potential and set four world... 

Continue to invest in training – your B-BEEE scorecard depends on it

27th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on most businesses of all sizes and in all sectors around the world. Fortunately, by now most companies have been able to return their operations and activities to some version of the new normal. “Lockdown regulations forced companies to rapidly... 

DIY auto repair products for Transport Month

27th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With Transport Month coming up in October, Pratley is showcasing its range of versatile and cost-effective DIY adhesive products for the automotive sector. These products are ideal for various quick, on-the-spot automotive repairs, especially in situations where well-equipped mechanical workshops... 

Engen, eThekwini Parks and local community partner to green South Durban 

27th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen has heeded the South Durban community’s call for assistance to help create safe spaces that are environmentally friendly.  In partnership with eThekwini Parks and local community representatives, Engen officially launched a project on 22 September 2021 that will help ‘green’ mutually agreed... 

FUCHS Lubricants achieves IATF 16949:2016 certification

27th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / FUCHS Lubricants South Africa has achieved IATF 16949:2016 certification which aims at providing improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide. IATF 16949, specified by The International Automotive Task Force (IATF), defines the QMS standards specifically for the automotive... 

Origo Africa announces reseller agreement with Techniche

27th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Origo Africa Announces Reseller Agreement with Techniche Origo Africa, a leading African facilities maintenance company, is pleased to announce a reseller agreement with global technology company, Techniche.  Origo Africa will market, sell, and distribute Techniche cloud-based computerised... 

Infrastructure Investment Programme for South Africa (IIPSA) Virtual Webinar |30 September 2021 | 10:00 CET

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Development Bank of Southern Africa, South African National Treasury and the European Union are pleased to discuss and share with participants the experience gained to fast track municipal infrastructure delivery by capacitating municipalities with regards to developing Long Term Financing... 

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Affordable, go-anywhere medical support a reality with Mahindra Pik Up Ambulance

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mahindra has combined the expertise of its engineers, its technical partners, its assembly facility in Durban and its Gauteng-based Special Fitment Centre to launch an all-new Pik Up Ambulance. Based on the Mahindra Pik Up S6 Single Cab Chassis Cab, the new Pik Up Ambulance offers go-anywhere... 

Affordable, go-anywhere medical support a reality with Mahindra Pik Up Ambulance

A bakkie for bush-escapes! The new Mahindra Pik Up Game Viewer

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mahindra South Africa has a reliable, capable and affordable solution for tourist hotspots as they welcome guests back to our famous outdoors for the upcoming summer season. The new S4 Mahindra Pik Up Game Viewer launches in South Africa with a full manufacturer warranty. The standard offering... 

A bakkie for bush-escapes! The new Mahindra Pik Up Game Viewer

Zincodic ISO 12944 IM3 4000hrs zinc cathodic coating - Principal Manufacturer 

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Zincodic creates locally manufactured, environment-friendly corrosion protection products of the highest quality.  

Zincodic ISO 12944 IM3 4000hrs zinc cathodic coating - Principal Manufacturer

Safe disposal of asbestos is vital to protect people and the environment

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa’s incidence of mesothelioma, a type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers most of your internal organs, is ranked among the highest in the world. This cancer stems from over a century of asbestos mining and production. Since the 1930s, medical science has... 

Dunlop celebrates rich heritage in South Africa

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As South Africans observe Heritage Month in September, Dunlop, one of the most iconic and recognisable tyre brands in the world, is reflecting on its history as the country’s oldest tyre brand and longest serving tyre manufacturer on South African soil. Eight years after John Boyd Dunlop’s... 

Launch of Combilift's new Combi-XLE

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Irish materials handling specialist Combilift has officially launched its latest product, the Combi-XLE, as a further addition to its impressive range of electric models. In line with the growing demand for electric powered equipment, this multidirectional forklift with up to 5-ton (10000lb) lift... 

Ground-breaking Engen App delivers convenience to motorist’s fingertips  

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a first for the Namibian petroleum industry, Engen have brought retail convenience to the fingertips of their customers by introducing a ground-breaking new mobile app.  Available for download from Google Play, the Apple App Store and the Hauwei App Gallery, the Engen App enables customers to... 

Economic recovery from COVID-19 relies on the green economy

22nd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Janavi Da Silva, Director of Programmes at GreenMatter Looking at the socio-economic blow South Africa was dealt by the pandemic, causing job losses and widespread devastation as well as exacerbating environmental issues, governments must ensure economic recovery plans are heavily geared... 

Oppenheimer donation advances African future studies at Wits

22nd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (OMT) has donated R15 million towards the African Future Studies Initiative at Wits University. The OMT grant will through the African Future Studies Initiative at Wits, fund one Rising Star Fellowship and four postdoctoral scholarships over five years.  

IPSOS research finds working from home takes toll on productivity and morale

22nd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Companies considering a permanent switch to a Work From Home (WFH) policy to save on overheads should take note of research by global research organisation, IPSOS, which shows they risk losing competitiveness as productivity slumps, employees lose motivation, cohesion of teams is eroded and... 

Upcoming rail safety conference is a watershed moment for the rail industry, says regulator

22nd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa’s Railway Safety Regulator has announced that the 2021 Annual Rail Safety Conference will take place from 29 September to 1 October 2021, online.   

allfashion sourcing Cape Town hybrid pop-up fashion sourcing trade show next month

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Organised by Messe Frankfurt South Africa this Covid-19 compliant immersive event will be hosted live and online. Attended by local buyers, business folk and the general public. The event features both local and international products showcased at the pop-up showroom and exhibited virtually by... 

New game-changing flameproof cable glands

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A new flameproof cable gland range from Pratley  allows for soft-bedding cables like PVC and the like, which are prone to creep, to be fitted to flameproof equipment without any concern regarding cable damage or poor long-term sealing. The Pratley Taper-Tech® flameproof gland range consists of... 

MTEE appoints EngineCo as dealer in South Africa

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / EngineCo, based in South Africa, is now an official dealer of Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V. (MTEE). They are responsible for the sales and service of Mitsubishi Diesel Engine from 6.2 kWm to 3604 kWm for industrial purposes in South Africa. EngineCo Tulisa Park Mega factory 

Grinding Techniques – The Fabricator’s choice when it comes to Aluminium

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / More Aluminium is produced each year than any other non-ferrous metal. The demand for Aluminium outweighs the supply offered in the market - this is evident in the current market price for Aluminium. Being three times lighter than iron, highly resistant to corrosion, non-toxic, non-magnetic and... 

Navigating labour pains

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Under the current economic climate, it is “all hands on deck” for businesses across South Africa. This is more so for the HVAC +R industry which has long suffered low growth and market instability. In good and bad times, success is often reliant on businesses joining an industry-specific... 

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