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When circumstances beyond your control prevent you fulfilling your contractual obligations

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / What is “force majeure” and when does it apply? Leading logistics firm’s head of legal explains As the consequences of the near-worldwide Covid-19 lockdown retain their relentless grip on global and local supply chains, some South African parastatal companies are invoking “force majeure” as a... 

No Home Fibre? Get Home Wireless. BitCo Telecoms re-launches Home Wireless connectivity.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BitCo Telecoms, established in 2006 and operating under IECNS and IECS licenses since 2011, and a member of the Wireless Access Providers’ Association, recently re-launched their Home Wireless solution. The demand for Internet at home continues to rise. Unfortunately, a large percentage of areas... 

Marketing in the Covid era – how to adjust and adapt

19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Good marketing relies on a thorough understanding of your target market, but when much of what you knew about your customers is suddenly no longer relevant, a major shift is needed. With the onset of the coronavirus, almost every aspect of what was considered typical daily life was upended... 

Understand the tax consequence on severance packages

19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Many companies are considering or are in the process of retrenching workers due to the economic woes of the country that is being exacerbated by the imposed lockdown to curb the spread of the Covid-19 disease. A critical part of retrenchment discussions should focus on the tax consequences on the... 

Pick n Pay expands its online range with delivery of non-food items

19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Pick n Pay Online, South Africa’s largest online grocery retailer, is now offering a larger range of non-food items for delivery. This followed the recent announcement by Minister Ebrahim Patel that all permitted goods may now be sold online. The non-food items that will be available online for... 

Vodacom IoT Solutions get people back to business safely

19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As businesses across the country start returning to work, the safety of employees and customers is of paramount importance. Vodacom has created specific digital solutions to support businesses as they navigate their return to work post-lockdown. Businesses will have to make changes to their... 

In the post-pandemic world, home is where the work is

19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / What I’m learning from the Covid-19 pandemic is that the definition of productivity used in the workplace over the last few decades misses the point. Professional productivity should be measured in what is produced, not how much time is spent producing it.  In fact, looking at the remote work... 

How Covid-19 has affected the gig economy in South Africa

19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A report by The Fairwork Project – a collaboration between various South African and foreign university research units – has found that the non-standard employment status of gig workers during Covid-19 has made them particularly vulnerable during an economic shutdown. However, some gig networking... 

Seamlessly transition to remote working with Enterprise Content Management

19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The COVID-19 pandemic is fast-tracking digital transformation in companies, requiring us to digitally transform our places of work to be able to operate effectively. Those companies able to use digital technology will be the ones ahead of the competition once the crisis is overcome or, in the... 

Gentle and effective ultrasonic cleaning for sensitive substrates

19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sensitive components such as monocrystalline wafers from the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries as well as optical lenses and prisms and super-finely structured substrates place tough demands on component cleaning: The tiniest of contamination must be reliably removed without compromising... 

MultiChoice to provide free online learning and even more entertainment to customers

19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As South Africans continue to adjust to new ways of living and working, MultiChoice South Africa has once again expanded its content selection, value and reach. Africa’s most-loved storyteller is opening up a world of online learning, series and movies to its DStv customers from today. “As the... 

Growthpoint increases its humanitarian support during the COVID-19 lockdown

19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Growthpoint Properties Group Chief Executive Officer, South Africa Chief Executive Officer and Group Financial Director have all personally pledged one-third of their salaries for three months to the Solidarity Fund to assist in curbing the CO VID-19 pandemic in South Africa.  The Chairman of... 

Demag extends cranes offer utilising additional working space and longer hook path

19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Extending cranes offering is a frequently selected option in the KBK Aluline crane construction kit from Konecranes and Demag (Pty) Ltd, as they extend the range of the system beyond the crane span dimension. They enable an operator to perform lifting and positioning tasks between pillars and... 

Demag extends cranes offer utilising additional working space and longer hook path

Manufacturing production data disappoints as businesses struggle with additional Covid-19 challenges

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The decrease in manufacturing production figures for the month of February 2020 deals a further blow to metals and engineering (M&E) companies already operating under duress of a struggling economy, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) said today. Speaking... 

Coface Shows Solid Q1 Operational Performance

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / France-based international credit insurer Coface has reported solid Q1 results with positive net income of €12.7m on a 0.9% increase in turnover to €370m. Xavier Durand, Coface CEO, said the positive net income reflects only the initial effects of the crisis, and will affect revenues through... 

SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. supplies special gear units for agitators, aerators and mixing systems

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For mixing, stirring, blending, aerating and kneading applications in a range of industries from food and beverage to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. can supply standard gear units in a special agitator design. Gear units in an agitator design are often... 

Weir Minerals’ one-of-a-kind engineering expertise

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Weir Minerals’ expert integrated solutions team combine diverse experience from comminution to tailings, from chemistry to hydraulics, to deliver a reliable solution that solves its customers’ most frustrating pain points. Since brothers James and George Weir founded what would become the Weir... 

Submit Offers │ ADC Cables (Pty) Ltd (In Business Rescue)

19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Invitation to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in a strategic partnership with ADC Cables (Pty) Ltd. 

Submit Offers │ ADC Cables (Pty) Ltd (In Business Rescue)

Decision taken to postpone Securex, A-OSH & Facilities Management Expo to June 2021

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Specialised Exhibitions, a division of the Montgomery Group, has taken decisive action with its portfolio of exhibitions following developments in the COVID-19 national state of disaster and various levels of lockdown. In consultation with the Security, Occupational Health and Safety and... 

How AI can mitigate South Africa’s energy crisis

19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / “The energy industry is rapidly expanding its use of mathematical optimization across a wide array of business areas, from supply chain management to clean energy production,” said Mark Collingwood, FICO vice president for decision management solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “The... 

Maintainability and maximising product life at core of TAKRAF Africa’s bucket wheel reclaimer upgrade

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / TAKRAF Africa’s After Market Services has completed a mid-life upgrade on a bucket-wheel reclaimer for a leading iron producer in South Africa. The upgrade consisted of realigning the machine, bucket-wheel and bucket change out, upgrading of the bucket-wheel drive from an electromechanical to a... 

Tomorrow will determine the new norm

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / “We are dealing with unprecedented change in our lives, both in business and our “normal” daily living. We cannot rely solely on lessons learnt from the past because the new challenges present themselves in a new form within communities around the world.” These are the words of Bruce Thoresson,... 

CRM tools help businesses recover from economic uncertainty of covid-19

18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With Covid19 and the resultant lockdown, South African industries, and the world at large, are in a very uncertain place. The closure of businesses and facilities has, as predicted, led to an economic backlash within many (if not all) industries. In order to succeed and overcome, it is imperative... 

1 year to go to Africa’s leading industrial Automation Technology event

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Today marks exactly 1 year until the doors open to Africa’s leading Industrial Automation Technology event! Set to take place at the Ticketpro Dome from 18 to 20 May 2021, the event will be attended by South African, African and international visitors and exhibitors. With the COVID-19 pandemic... 

Key industry event co-location to boost science-based industry development

18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The future of South Africa’s key industry sectors – including food & drink, water, sewage and waste treatment – rest heavily on science, and never more so than now, as the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of testing and analytics in assuring a compliant work environment and safe... 

Construction on REIPPP Renewable Energy Projects permitted to resume

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The regulations issued pursuant to the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (the “Regulations”) restricted the operation of a number of industries in an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus within South Africa.  The Regulations issued in respect of Alert Level 4 brought with them much... 

African aviation post COVID-19 – Where to?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), aviation contributes to 2.6 % of Africa’s GDP and supports an estimated 6.2 million jobs. The aviation sector is one of the worse impacted during this crisis. The COVID-19 crisis has indeed caused border closures and country... 

Engen helps bring food relief to South Durban community

18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen has partnered with the Gift of the Givers to provide food relief to the South Durban community, distributing 1 000 food hampers to residents impacted by the national lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic. Collection of the... 

Engen helps bring food relief to South Durban community

Nearly a third of employees spend more time working than they did before, new Kaspersky study reveals

18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As social distancing measures become common and workers adjust to their new professional environments, even from their own living rooms, there is potential for private and working life to blur into one. Kaspersky’s new How COVID-19 changed the way people work report reveals how quarantine... 

NextCellular, a division of Next 360, launches tailor-made data plans with high speed connectivity to ‘make it simple’ for remote working and learning

18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / NextCellular, a division of Next360, an authorised financial services provider (FSP 48886), has announced an innovative internet/data solution that simplifies high-speed connectivity and affordability for businesses and individuals looking to adapt to the new normal of remote working and... 

NextCellular, a division of Next 360, launches tailor-made data plans with high speed connectivity to ‘make it simple’ for remote working and learning

Growthpoint’s head office development for Exxaro receives Africa’s first WELL certification

18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Growthpoint Properties has developed the first building on the African continent to achieve a WELL certification, further differentiating its workspaces and taking its portfolio of office properties to the next level. The Growthpoint-developed Exxaro headquarters in Pretoria, an 18,500sqm office... 

Growthpoint’s head office development for Exxaro receives Africa’s first WELL certification

Financial respect for staff and suppliers crucial to rebuilding the economy, says Databuild

18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the struggle against Covid-19 far from over, South Africa faces a long and tough road ahead as it strives to mitigate the devastating economic impact of the global pandemic. The construction industry, which was already in a negative growth phase prior to the outbreak of the virus, has been... 

Customers can service their cars again

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As of Wednesday 13 May, motorists are finally allowed to service their cars under strict risk-adjusted trading measures, hygiene and social distancing restrictions. Pieter Niemand, national director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an association of the Retail Motor Industry... 

The New Augmented Mechanic’s Solution RT-300 – A New Smart Reliability Tool from Fixturlaser South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The augmented mechanic’s solution – RT-300 – is a smart reliability tool, says Managing Director Steve Gething, that is now available from Fixturlaser South Africa (Pty)Ltd, and that it combines on-the-spot machine diagnostics with tools for pre-alignment and precision shaft alignment, minimizing... 

Unmasking the contribution of local innovation in response to Covid-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the world in lockdown, local businesses are innovating to ensure essential products are still available – these innovators and the people making them are some of the unsung heroes who deserve to be celebrated.   The COVID-19 world crisis has changed the world’s narrative forever. There are... 

The importance of localisation has never been more evident

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African government has been encouraging the localisation of manufacturing for years and, given the current Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on global supply chains, this drive has become more pertinent, says refractory producer and supplier Refractory and Metallurgical Solutions (RMS).... 

BMG's Tsubaki BS-F backstop cam clutches

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / New to BMG’s extensive range of Tsubaki cam clutches, is the recently launched BS-F series, designed for high-speed inclined and long overland belt conveyors and bucket elevators used in the mining and bulk handling sectors. Tsubaki backstop cam clutches are designed to prevent reverse rotation... 

Drive engineered packaged solutions tailored for your application needs

15th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ABB provides engineered solutions for AC and DC drives across a broad range of applications. Designed to meet the exacting needs of your business or process, you can be sure that your technical requirements will be met and your business targets achieved. In keeping with the latest trends of... 

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