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Atlas Copco and Filpro keep the wheels turning for township mechanics

29th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / On 21 February 2019 township automotive service centre owners and motor mechanics from around the country celebrated their success during the annual Filpro enterprise development programme awards function in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal. Atlas Copco is a socially conscious company that is passionate... 

4th Industrial revolution success demands cohesive national effort

29th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Automation impacts all industries, could grow business and create jobs, and SA can’t afford to fall behind For South Africa to compete successfully in a 4th Industrial Revolution economy, stakeholders across all sectors must work together to drive progress in this country. 

#FactFriday #EarthDay: Are we taking enough real action to secure the future of our species?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Earth Day, as commemorated this week, aims to raise awareness and support for environmental protection. This year the theme of Protect Our Species: In nature, nothing exists alone is intended to draw the world’s attention to accelerating rates of extinction and to those species placed on the... 

The rise of autonomous vehicles in Africa, and why ethics matter

29th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Rudeon Snell, Leonardo Lead at SAP Africa There is little doubt that autonomous vehicles, more commonly known as self-driving cars, are set to be transformational. The market alone is set to reach roughly $42-billion by 2025 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) projected at 21% until... 

The rise of autonomous vehicles in Africa, and why ethics matter

CoreCivils helps Estate Construction bridge the divide

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A new bridge over the Limpopo River at Platjan border post will enable the faster movement of people and goods between South Africa and Botswana. It supports the establishment of another commercial border at Platjan border post to alleviate vehicle congestion, comprising mainly trucks, at the... 

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa partners with South African Ministry of Energy

29th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Energy Minister Jeff Radebe to present event keynote address again in May   The organisers of the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition, taking place in Cape Town from 14-16 May 2019, have announced a four-year partnership with the South African Ministry of Energy.... 

No Payment guarantee: Is it worth the risk?

29th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The building industry is one of the largest contributors to the HVAC industry, many contractors, small and big, acquire a lot of business from this industry. However, an increasing number of HVAC contractors report a similar difficulty when entering into a contract with builders.   

Reducing the environmental impact of construction equipment with inspiration from the aerospace industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Every construction company should be looking to leave the surrounding environment as untouched as possible during projects. For some sectors however, that goal poses significant challenges. The forestry industry is a good example of this, where delicate work is constantly done in direct proximity... 

On the way towards fully electrified mining machines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / There is virtually no room for error when it comes to mining construction machines. Used almost exclusively underground, often in small, restricted areas, the machines and their exhaust emissions directly impact construction workers. For health and safety reasons, they must produce as few... 

Environmentally friendly construction in cities - finding new energy saving solutions for hybrid engines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Our world is constantly under construction. From sprawling cities to projects in the most remote corners of the planet, we are building the future. But as the world’s population swells, so too must our concern for not just what we are building, but how we are building it. The challenges of... 

African Construction Expo 2019 readies for a breakthrough

29th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Since the highs last experienced just before the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the construction sector in South Africa and on the African continent has yet to see an industry boom. South Africa experienced a technical recession in the first and second quarters of this year.  Coupled with 2018’s economic... 

Prestigious Sponsors Get Behind SAPICS Conference

29th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Prestigious sponsors that include Barloworld Logistics and software solutions specialist SYSPRO have confirmed their support of the upcoming annual SAPICS Conference, Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for supply chain professionals, which is hosted by SAPICS, The... 

Engen Integrated Energy Centre uplifts Bushbuckridge community

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Bushbuckridge local municipality officially launched an Integrated Energy Centre (IeC) in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga on 12 April. South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) gave a mandate to all major South African oil companies to... 

Engen Integrated Energy Centre uplifts Bushbuckridge community

Westcon-Comstor now Netapp distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Westcon-Comstor today announced the appointment by NetApp, the data authority for hybrid cloud, as its distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa effective May 1, 2019. Westcon-Comstor has been a distributor in some territories for many years but can now offer NetApp solutions across Sub Saharan Africa.... 

SAEEC explores the carrot and stick approaches to emission management in South Africa

25th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Carbon tax can be said to be present and imminent in South Africa and it is slated to affect all industries. However, it is apparent that phase 1 of the carbon tax will penalise companies whose primary source of emission is energy generation. Therefore, the obvious conclusion is that using less... 

SAEEC explores the carrot and stick approaches to emission management in South Africa

FoodForward SA commits to feeding 1 million people daily within 5 years

25th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / 30% of all food produced in South Africa goes to waste, while 14 million people go hungry every day. FoodForward SA connects a world of excess to a world of need. In partnership with major retailers, farmers and manufacturers, edible surplus food is recovered from the supply chain and... 

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

25th April 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)

Elmacast Engineering- Invests R134 million into autonomous upgrades in foundry

25th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Elmacast Engineering (PTY) LTD, a foundry situated in Springs, South Africa, has recently completed phase one of its expansion project which entailed the installation of 4 new induction furnaces, automated continuous caster and a fully integrated double line heat treatment plant. The cost of the... 

Elmacast Engineering- Invests R134 million into autonomous upgrades in foundry

Manufacturing Indaba Launches Black Industrialist Forum

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 6th edition of the Manufacturing Indaba is to be held on the 25th and 26th June 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Sandton, also known as the economic hub of Africa. This industry-revered conference is set to highlight growth opportunities for black industrialist participation, as... 

MESA aligns with Africa Automation Fair to promote the next level of industry automation

24th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SA industry must advance beyond plant automation to become globally competitive, says MESA MESA Africa (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) has aligned with Africa Automation Fair for the first time this year, to help drive the next level of industry automation in South Africa. 

New speakers added to Inaugural Exponential Finance Summit programme

24th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SingularityU South Africa brings together over 20 global thought leaders in technology, finance, and investment SingularityU South Africa today announced that more speakers have been added to the programme for the inaugural Exponential Finance Summit, which will take place at the Cape Town... 

New speakers added to Inaugural Exponential Finance Summit programme

Local gas-to-power specialist partners with Italian Pramac to introduce clean and quiet standby gas to power

24th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sustainable Power Generation, a Cape Town-based company that provides energy solutions in rugged, secure containerised systems, continues to show its mettle in these challenging times. Over the last few years, SustainPower has actively made innovative contributions into natural gas and biogas... 

Local gas-to-power specialist partners with Italian Pramac to introduce clean and quiet standby gas to power

IBC SOLAR– The Expert for PV, Storage and off-grid present again on the African Utility Week

23rd April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / At this year’s African Utility Week, IBC SOLAR is having its 3rd appearance in a row and its 2nd energy show presence in 2019 after exhibiting at the African Solar Show in March. IBC SOLAR opened its doors in Cape Town in 2017 providing the Sub-Saharan side of the continent with their solar... 

Prowalco Tatsuno ICON technology for the farming community

23rd April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A locally-developed and manufactured fuel-dispensing and management solution that not only removes the burden from farmers of maintaining logbooks, but allows them to cut costs, improve uptime, and hence focus on their core business of farming, will be on display at the Goscor Group stand at... 

Prowalco Tatsuno ICON technology for the farming community

Versatile range of expanded metal products ‘Vital’ to many industries

23rd April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / “When it comes to expanded metal products, the only limit to their applications lies within the human imagination,” says Glen Pringle, Technical Director at Vital Engineering. As a manufacturer with some 80 years of experience in the production of expanded metal products, safety hand rails, floor... 

Versatile range of expanded metal products ‘Vital’ to many industries

More than 1,000 leaners at Thushanang Primary School in Mpumalanga to benefit from GE school infrastructure upgrades

23rd April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Today’s sod-turning ceremony marks first milestone in GE’s R20m investment to enable a safe and healthy learning environment at Thushanang Primary School Empowering local businesses with the appointment of civil construction firm, Pegasus Civil Construction 

More than 1,000 leaners at Thushanang Primary School in Mpumalanga to benefit from GE school infrastructure upgrades

Jungheinrich again honored as "Beste Logistik Marke"

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hamburg/Berlin: Jungheinrich is "Beste Logistik Marke" (Best Logistics Brand) 2019. This is the third time in a row that the Hamburg intralogistics expert has received the renowned industry award presented by the trade magazine "Logistik Heute" and the German Logistics Association (BVL). The... 

Cargo Carriers stresses Safety First this Easter weekend

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cargo Carriers cautions all road users to be safe as they embark on their long road journeys this Easter Holiday. We have retained our standing as a leading provider of transport and sophisticated supply-chain solutions to specialist and highly-regulated industries through an unwavering... 

Exceptional Workshops For 2019 Sapics Conference

18th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new normal for supply chains involves uncertainty, complexity and risk, according to international supply chain risk management specialist, Gregory Schlegel. A professor at Lehigh University in the USA, a renowned author and founder of the global Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium,... 

Exceptional Workshops For 2019 Sapics Conference

Digitalization: in practice

18th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Digitalization is moving on apace, but putting it into practice requires a different way of working says Mattias Årstadius of SKF. There has been much conversation about the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, but the focus has generally been about the concept and the technology... 

Digitalization: in practice

Ace Your Income Tax Return

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Tax Season is upon us and this year the South African Revenue Service (SARS) will come-down hard on individuals that are non-complaint in filing their tax returns. Recent media headlines announced that SARS reported a revenue shortfall for 2018/19, making it the fifth shortfall year estimated at... 

DEHN Africa expands with new senior appointment in renewables sector

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Lightning and surge protection specialist DEHN Africa, part of DEHN + SÖHNE, Germany, has recently strengthened its offering in the renewables arena with the appointment of William van Wyk to the position of Business Development Manager: Renewables. DEHN Africa managing director, Hano Oelofse,... 

South African foundry involved in product development

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     18th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is developing a critical furnace component as part of a cooperation agreement with a major Canada-based consulting firm. Thos Begbie sales engineer Esli Bantjes tells Mining Weekly that the development is “top secret” and that the... 

South African  foundry involved in product development
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NICHE MARKET Thos Begbie has new products pending further investigation and studies that could present the opportunity to produce unique components for the steel industry, particularly blast furnaces

Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine achieves 10 million flying hours

17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine, which entered service in 1987, recently achieved another incredible milestone by reaching 10 million flying hours in nearly 5 million flights. The engine powers a range of Gulfstream’s highly successful large-cabin business aircraft, such as the Gulfstream GIV,... 

Kwikspace assists emerging farmers in Macassar

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Historically a fishing and boat-making community, the small town of Macassar in Cape Town is branching out to farming. The Cape Agency for Sustainable Integrated Development in Rural Areas contacted Kwikspace about providing alternative building solutions that are prefabricated and modular for... 

International Arup expert speaks on Building Fire Safety at Johannesburg Conference

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Dr Susan Lamont, Associate Director at Arup, spoke on ‘Safeguarding the fire strategy for the life of a building’ at the IFE Fire Safety Professional Development Seminar 2019 on Thursday 4 April in Sandton. Dr Lamont has worked in the fire protection industry for 19 years in the UK, USA, Middle... 

Siemens launches Atlas of Digitalization to measure readiness and potential for City 4.0

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Atlas identifies digital readiness and potential for six cities: Dubai, Los Angeles, London, Buenos Aires, Taipei and Johannesburg Siemens has launched a new web-based application which reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalization and develop new ways of... 

juwi builds 1,000th wind turbine plant

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Construction on juwi's 1,000th wind turbine plant has commenced. The plant in Mohlis (Thuringia), Germany, was awarded to juwi by the country’s Federal Network Agency, in a tender process conducted last year. The project marks an extraordinary milestone in the more than 22-year history of the... 

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