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Sasol Energy helps learners see the future at the Learners Focus Week

8th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sasol Energy awarded five bursaries to five deserving learners who attended the 17th annual Learners Focus Week, hosted by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy. These bursaries have been awarded for University studies in the fields of engineering (Electrical, Mechanical and Civil) and... 

KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing Indaba 2019 promises to be bigger and better with the two day exhibition

8th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The annual KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing Indaba is proud to announce that this year’s Indaba will be expanded to include a two day exhibition and added focused workshops. Taking place from the 14 – 15 August 2019 at the ICC in Durban, South Africa, this year Indaba is promising to be bigger and... 

Water, food quality issues threaten South Africans’ health

8th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mismanagement and a lack of resources may be putting South African food and water quality at risk, presenting a threat to consumers and the economy, say experts   Deteriorating water management and a lack of quality control enforcement – particularly in the small and micro business sector – may... 

An integral part of Afrox’s 360-degree solutions

8th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Safety is at the heart of Afrox’s 360-degree Solutions initiative, particularly when it comes to welding and cutting in difficult to reach places on site and at height. Afrox’s Business Manager for Manufacturing Industries, Johann Pieterse describes how Afrox’s full Safety Solutions Programme... 

An integral part of Afrox’s 360-degree solutions

Babcock awarded De Beers Marine contract

8th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / UK-based Babcock International, a leader in the aerospace and defence sectors, has been awarded a contract by De Beers Marine (a business unit of the De Beers Group) to undertake design development activity in support of the planned upgrade to the power and propulsion system on the offshore... 

Babcock awarded De Beers Marine contract

Finding fault: determining the true cause of premature bearing failure

8th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Premature bearing failure is often blamed on ‘white etching cracks’ – but looking deeper for the true underlying cause will lead to a more effective solution, says Erik Vegter, Senior Scientist for Fatigue Modelling and Testing at SKF. Modern manufacturing practices, and techniques such as... 

Finding fault: determining the true cause of premature bearing failure

Worley’s E&C Services eyeing energy transition opportunities

8th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Earlier this year, two major professional service providers to the energy, chemicals and resources sectors came together under a new brand, Worley. The merger is a combination of two highly complementary organisations – WorleyParsons and Jacobs’ Energy, Chemicals and Resources (ECR) line of... 

Worley’s E&C Services eyeing energy transition opportunities

Bigen donates structural engineering services to children’s burns unit project in Richards Bay

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bigen has generously contributed to the establishment of the much-needed Ngwelezana Hospital Paediatric Burns Unit in Richards Bay through rendering free structural engineering services. Completed in June 2019, the unit was officially handed over to the hospital on the 18th, for the first time... 

Understanding Design Choices For Vibrating Screens

8th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Generalising about advantages and disadvantages of different vibrating screen technologies is problematic as the key consideration should always be the application. As a leading screening OEM, Kwatani works to raise awareness about each technology making it easier for users to make informed... 

Understanding Design Choices For Vibrating Screens

Important milestone in surface drilling automation

8th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Epiroc, one of the leaders in automation development, is constantly pushing the boundaries in the rock excavation industry. Proof of this is that the world’s first fully autonomous SmartROC D65 surface drill rig, is now in production. In the midst of the 4th industrial revolution, Epiroc presents... 

Important milestone in surface drilling automation

Local Manufacturing Expo highlights the demand for local products

8th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / There is a driving need to increase the volume of locally manufactured goods. By growing the capacity to increase the quantity of local content for both local and international consumption, the rate of unemployment could be dramatically decreased. It was apparent at the inaugural Local Southern... 

Gift to subscribers, a copy of Christo Wiese – Risk & Riches

8th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Readers who choose to take out a new subscription to Creamer Media’s Engineering News and Mining Weekly can receive a copy of Christo Wiese – Risk & Riches (available in either English or Afrikaans) as a FREE GIFT as part of your subscription.  

Gift to subscribers, a copy of Christo Wiese – Risk & Riches

DMT Kai Batla opens new branch in Cape Town

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / DMT Kai Batla (Pty) Ltd, a leading multi-disciplinary consultancy firm, providing a diverse and comprehensive set of professional services in the minerals and mining sector, are proud to announce the opening of their new branch office in Cape Town. Plans to develop and grow the business were... 

Customised and hybrid bearings solve fundamental issues in electric vehicles

5th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The high speed of the electric motors used in EV&HEV powertrains requires the use of customised bearings. Ceramic ball bearings are most capable of dealing with all the specific conditions, says Anthony Simonin, EV and HEV Competence Centre Manager at SKF. Gothenburg, Sweden, 17 May 2019: On the... 

Customised and hybrid bearings solve fundamental issues in electric vehicles

First Cut as ‘sharp’ as ever, with continued customer success and new agencies

5th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / First Cut has, quite literally, been at the cutting edge of South African industry for the past 63 years. As a proudly South African blade manufacturer, supplier of cutting equipment consumables and importer of cutting and steel processing machines, development is a continuous and ongoing... 

Circular Economy Is Saving The Planet And Boosting Profits

5th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Shoes made from ocean plastics, packaging material made from mushrooms and a green partnership between Ford and Heinz to build car parts from tomato fibre are examples of the circular economy in action. In a traditional linear economy, materials flow in a line; they are taken from the earth, made... 

Delivery excellence underpins all AECOM projects in MEA region

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Delivery excellence and quality assurance are a key aspect for integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM. This focus is prevalent across its three end markets operating in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, namely buildings and places, civil infrastructure, and construction services.... 

The importance of proper spent oil disposal

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With engine lubricant technology ever-changing to give customers the best possible protection and performance, the need for crude oil in place of synthetic base oils is slowly decreasing so as to become ever-more environmentally-friendly. Lubricants play a vital role in our livelihood– from... 

Sustainable Will See You Through Stormy Waters

4th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sustainable relationships will see South African firms through the current stormy business climate. That’s the message from leading independent Tier 1 telco, ICTGlobe.com, as the country experienced a GDP contraction in the first quarter. “All things considered, however, I’m upbeat. We’ve seen... 

Consumers urged to steer clear of unregistered contractors

4th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, urges consumers to do due diligence when embarking on construction or renovation projects and to enlist the services of registered or accredited... 

TLT-Turbo Africa Announces Certification Upgrade to ISO 9001:2015

4th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ventilation solution specialist firm, TLT-Turbo Africa, announces that their ISO certification has been upgraded to ISO 9001:2015. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 is the most updated standard of its kind and is based on a number of quality management principles... 

Cummins stirs interest in pump-engine product line with region-wide seminars

4th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cummins recently hosted a highly successful seminar in both Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and at its Power Hub in Waterfall City, Johannesburg to introduce end users and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to its range of high-quality engines for the pumps segment. Here applications are... 

Cummins stirs interest in pump-engine product line with region-wide seminars

Safer and more efficient automated manufacturing processes with machine protection doors from Maxiflex

4th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cutting-edge machine protection doors from renowned industrial door and loading dock solutions specialist, Maxiflex, are specially designed to improve safety, productivity and efficiency on automated manufacturing processes and production lines. Integrated into the automated manufacturing... 

Safer and more efficient automated manufacturing processes with machine protection doors from Maxiflex

Water industry applications for Vitaglass: An endless ‘stream’ of applications

4th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In the world of water industry and marine applications, material choice is of extreme importance, as these are challenging environments where constant exposure to weather can really place tough demands on design materials. Aspects such as durability, weight and corrosion resistance all play an... 

Water industry applications for Vitaglass:  An endless ‘stream’ of applications

Ulundi Grandad wins a 1.4 Polo Vivo for his granddaughter

4th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Congratulations to Johnson B Sibiya, the first of four lucky winners in Engen’s “Ditch the cold and catch the cool competition”. Johnson gifted his new car to his granddaughter, Sinezelwe Sine Sibiya. The brand-new Polo Vivo was handed over at Engen Ulundi Convenience Centre in Kwa-Zulu Natal on... 

Ulundi Grandad wins a 1.4 Polo Vivo for his granddaughter

AZIZE Equipment unleashes Sunward, ushering in a new era in surface drilling

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / AZIZE Equipment (Pty) Ltd. makes its mark on African soil having secured the sole rights to supply, service and support the full line of world-class quality Sunward drill rigs and excavators to South Africa and surrounding countries.  Listed on the Shenzen stock exchange and a top 50 global... 

The US China Trade War – After Trump’s turnaround, what are the likely outcomes and effects for South Africa?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The simmering US China trade war is constantly in the world’s news headlines, with President Donald Trump’s surprise turnaround this weekend after discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20, in which he allowed US technology companies to supply Huawei, and agreed not to add... 

An industry first as BI launches Bauer multi-mount electric motors

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Traditionally, cast iron electric motors only cater for top-mounted terminal boxes. This is now all set to change with the industry’s first multi-mount cast iron motor available from leading supplier BI. The latest multi-mount cast-iron Bauer electric motor range from BI can accommodate the... 

South Africans to prepare ‘smart heavy haul industry’ roadmap

3rd July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African Heavy Haul Association (SAHHA) hosted a three-day technical workshop in Johannesburg in late 2018 as part of preparations for the 2019 International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) conference to be held in Narvik, Norway, from June 10 to 14. Ten countries are a part of the IHHA... 

South Africans to  prepare ‘smart heavy haul industry’ roadmap

How to use SEIFSA indices for Contract Price Adjustment (CPA)

3rd July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Congratulations you have just landed a very big tender contract! Despite this significant achievement you are unsure on how to proceed with the process, and different questions come to mind 

How to use SEIFSA indices for Contract Price Adjustment (CPA)

New dealership agreement moves Wacker Neuson into Mozambican market

2nd July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Wacker Neuson is committed to delivering premium quality products and services to customers across Sub- Saharan Africa and has set its sights on Africa’s east coast, partnering with Pinto & Cruz to establish a solid foothold in Mozambique. “Mozambique is a key market for us,” notes Managing... 

New dealership agreement moves Wacker Neuson into Mozambican market

U.S. Awards Fulbright Scholarships To 23 South Africans

2nd July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Twenty-three South Africans have received prestigious Fulbright scholarships to pursue master’s, PhD, and non-degree research and studies in the United States of America.  Six students will be reading for their master’s degrees in fields ranging from law and engineering to education and gender... 

U.S. Awards Fulbright Scholarships To 23 South Africans

Pre-cast Concrete Bus Shelters and DZZ Pavers for J B Marx Taxi Rank

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The JB Marx Taxi Rank at Ikageng Extension 7, developed at a cost of just under R12 million, used pre-cast concrete bus shelters from Rocla and interlocking pavers from Technicrete in order to make the rank convenient and user-friendly for local commuters. The project, in the North West Province,... 

HPE Africa attended 2019 Focus on Forestry Conference in conjunction with HinTech Manufacturing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / HPE Africa showcased a Hyundai R220LC-9S excavator - converted by Hintech Manufacturing into a versatile HT shovel yarder - at the 2019 Focus on Forestry Conference, held in White River recently. “This tough machine, known for safe and efficient operation in applications with steep terrain, has... 

ELB Engineering Services successfully pour first concrete at Ngodwana Energy’s 25MW Biomass Project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd is pleased to announce the successful completion of its first official concrete pour at the Ngodwana Energy (RF) (Pty) Ltd, 25MW biomass power project (Ngodwana Biomass Project). The project is being erected at the Sappi Ngodwana Mill site, 40km from Nelspruit... 

The Rose Foundation Celebrates 25 Years Of Success In Used Oil Recycling

2nd July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / More than 1.5 billion litres of hazardous used motor oil has been kept out of the environment, thanks to the efforts of the ROSE Foundation (Recycling Oil Saves the Environment) which celebrates 25 years of successfully driving the responsible recycling of used lubricating oil. ROSE, a non-profit... 

The Rose Foundation Celebrates 25 Years Of Success In Used Oil Recycling

Circular Economy Is Saving The Planet And Boosting Profits

2nd July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Shoes made from ocean plastics, packaging material made from mushrooms and a green partnership between Ford and Heinz to build car parts from tomato fibre are examples of the circular economy in action. In a traditional linear economy, materials flow in a line; they are taken from the earth, made... 

Circular Economy Is Saving The Planet And Boosting Profits

RSPH- Adjudicated Top Empowered Company in the Business Advisory Sector

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st July 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Established 19 years ago at the request of Cyril Ramaphosa, Impumelelo was the first directory of top black-owned and -managed companies in South Africa. Since then, the Top Empowerment brand has grown into one of the country’s most well-respected transformation platforms. Recognising the major... 

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