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Engen brings food relief to Klerksdorp community

24th August 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 and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the community neighbouring the Engen Depot in Klerksdorp.  Adhering to strict social distancing and all... 

RFP for new generation capacity under risk mitigation IPP Procurement Programme

23rd August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy ("the Department") formally invites interested parties to register prospective bids under the Risk Mitigation IPP Procurement Programme. 

RFP for new generation capacity under risk mitigation IPP Procurement Programme

Is your business ready for Level 2?

21st August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Welcome visitors into your building or business safely by ensuring your space is hygienic and meets all government requirements for Level 2. Black woman-owned August Insight offers over five years’ experience and diversity in the services it provides and can assist business owners meet these... 

Starbucks expands its footprint to Cape Town

21st August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Starbucks has affirmed its bullish view on the South African market with a bold expansion into Cape Town, scheduled for later this year. This was announced by Adrian Maizey, owner and CEO of Rand Capital Coffee, the custodian of Starbucks in Southern Africa. “We remain committed to our expansion... 

Starbucks expands its footprint to Cape Town

On Point - Engen is SA’s Coolest Petrol Station

21st August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Young South Africans have again hailed Engen as the “Coolest Petrol Station” in the Sunday Times Generation Next awards, reaffirming the company’s petroleum brand leadership in the eyes of the nation’s youth for the 11th consecutive year.  Seelan Naidoo, Engen General Manager: Retail says the... 

On Point - Engen is SA’s Coolest Petrol Station

Toolroom upgrades boost quality, productivity at Multotec

21st August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Continued growth in demand for Multotec Manufacturing’s screen panels has led the company to expand and upgrade the dedicated toolroom at its extensive manufacturing facilities in Spartan, Gauteng. According to Ian Chapman, engineering manager at Multotec Manufacturing, these technology... 

Toolroom upgrades boost quality, productivity at Multotec
Wire EDM machines use electrical erosion technology to cut relatively long tool-pieces accurately and finely

Call for papers: analytica Lab Africa

21st August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Exhibition organiser Messe Muenchen South Africa have issued a call for papers, seeking expert industry speakers for analytica Lab Africa, set for the 13-15 July 2021 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.  analytica Lab Africa will bring together key industry stakeholders from across... 

Dr Snowy Khoza named one of 100 Most Influential African Women

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Dr Snowy Khoza, dynamic trailblazer and CEO of the Bigen Group, has been honoured with a listing in the Business Leadership category of Avance Media’s 100 Most Influential African Women for 2020. This ranking is the publication’s second annual classification. She shares this honour with 11 other... 

July new-vehicle sales decline by 30%

By: Irma Venter     21st August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Total South African new-vehicle sales declined 29.6% in July to 32 396 units, compared with the 46 042 vehicles sold in the same month last year. The new-passenger-car market fell by 35.8% to 18 905 units. 

Fortinet research demonstrates enterprises must adapt to address telework security challenges long-term

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / 2020 Remote Workforce Cybersecurity Report Shows How Organizations Are Increasing Investments to Secure Remote Work at Scale   “The COVID-19 pandemic will have lasting effects on how organizations invest in cybersecurity. In fact, over 90% of enterprises plan to invest more to secure telework... 

Truck driving provides secure employment for women

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Women have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus in the jobs sector and this economic devastation has now led to women seeking alternative modes of employment. Arnoux Maré, Managing Director of Innovative Learning Solutions encourages more women to consider the transport industry as an option.... 

What leaders need to consider before implementing ERP

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By JP van Loggerenberg, Chief Technology Officer at SYSPRO The conversation on digitalization has grown louder, and more urgent lately. Experts everywhere are telling CEOs, CTOs, and COOs that they have to go digital, in order to remain relevant in their market. This picture is often painted as... 

Eaton celebrates one-millionth SF6-free panel shipment

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Eaton has shipped its one-millionth SF6-free air-insulated switchgear panel in the same year that it is celebrating 60 years of leadership in the development of vacuum switching and air and solid insulated switchgear technology. Its SF6-free switchgear systems are installed across multiple... 

Skyriders assists petchem company with maintenance during lockdown

20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When a major petrochemical company in Mpumalanga identified an opportunity to carry out some essential maintenance work on two storage tanks during the lockdown, it turned to rope-access specialist Skyriders to provide the best solution possible in the limited time available. Not only did... 

How a gas network saves business

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Under the effects of COVID-19, supply chains across South Africa are undergoing a profound change. Manufacturing and production ecosystems need to evolve and innovate to mitigate the economic fallout. Now, more than ever, a keen balance needs to be drawn between innovating and cost-saving.  In... 

Reducing business downtime with robots

20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / According to Asen Bozhikov, Assistant Professor of Business Informatics at the D. A. Academy of Economics in Svishtov, Bulgaria, businesses suffer approximately 14 hours of technology-related downtime per year. Effectively, that’s two days of operations lost. In a world that is always connected... 

Reducing business downtime with robots

ITR Technology joins cyberhands with Bitdefender and Cyber Security South Africa to keep South African business protected

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ITR Technology, a leading software distributor in South Africa, is partnering with Bitdefender and Cyber Security South Africa to support corporations in securing their endpoints. Having worked with multiple companies to improve their endpoint management and security postures, ITR Technology is... 

Africa’s first virtual communication platform Glue VP launches in South Africa

20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Africa’s first virtual communication and collaboration platform conceived and developed by Africans has been launched in South Africa. Glue Virtual platform - GlueVP - is the brainchild of Zimbabwean born Professor, Richard Chinomona a visionary and a passionate innovator determined to create... 

Festival of Motoring 2021, new dates set! Jump in...

20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank will return to the iconic Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 26 - 29 August 2021. Event organisers, Messe Frankfurt South Africa, are supercharged for the 5th edition of the annual motoring celebration. The festival remains the largest industry supported... 

Manufacturing Indaba 2020 goes virtual

20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 2020 edition of the Manufacturing Indaba will be hosted as a virtual conference on the 9 – 10 December 2020.  This is as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of our participating manufacturing companies. The event, now a virtual conference, will provide attendance free... 

Young entrepreneurs strive towards business growth despite tough economic times

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As South Africa’s unemployment rate increases to a staggering 30.1%, the far-reaching impact of Covid-19 on businesses, both big and small has become an ever-growing concern. However, as highlighted by President Cyril Ramaphosa in a recent address to the nation – entrepreneurs and SMME’s present... 

Op-Ed: When work from home goes from dream to nightmare: how to give employees back the structure of office life

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By David Seinker, CEO and Founder, The Business Exchange  In the early days of lockdown, there were a lot of confident predictions that we were witnessing the beginning of a remote work revolution. As the weeks have dragged on, however, such fancies have quickly proven to be an illusion.  

Tech – and the Cloud – will drive the post-pandemic revival

20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The COVID-19 pandemic has had such a fundamentally destabilising impact on the planet that it transcends public health concerns. It has triggered social and economic disasters in several countries, paralyzing entire industries, separating families and bringing companies to their knees. 

Tech – and the Cloud – will drive the post-pandemic revival

The SADC Tribunal: what it means for human rights in the region

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The reinstatement of the SADC Tribunal is a fundamental human rights issue that requires SADC citizens to engage their governments for its immediate reinstatement. What happened where and when to the SADC Tribunal 

Data mining: the way forward in mine water optimisation

20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Talbot is helping mining companies enhance the sustainable management of their water resources through the implementation of big data analytics and internet of things (IOT) technologies that can reduce their consumption, increase water reuse and improve environmental compliance across various... 

Data mining: the way forward in mine water optimisation

FS Containers

20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Established over 30 years ago, FS Containers is a fourth-generation family business specialising in providing a wide variety of container solutions throughout South Africa and the rest of Africa. 

FS Containers

Factory automation: four tips for the future of food & beverage manufacturing 

20th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The coronavirus pandemic has posed major challenges to organisations of all types and sizes. In the food and commodity industry, companies have faced significantly reduced consumption and disrupted supply chains, while at-home consumption increased, and out-of-home consumption came near to a... 

Factory automation: four tips for the future of food & beverage manufacturing

Simplify your plant or mill gearbox checks from 15 steps to 5

19th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Instead of time-consuming “down days” to check gearbox oil levels in your plant or mill, Lubrication Engineers (LE) suggests visual on-the-run maintenance checks. Mark Jones, Lubrication Reliability Consultant at LE for the Georgia region of the USA, says that traditionally, there are about 15... 

Simplify your plant or mill gearbox checks from 15 steps to 5

Want independence from the grid? What to know before jumping into solar

19th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With electricity price hikes on the cards and load reduction being implemented, more people are thinking about gaining independence from the national grid with alternative energy sources, like solar, to power their lives. Switching to solar makes sense if applied for the correct reasons. South... 

Safety Rope (SRO) limit switch – the emergency stop button from Bernstein

19th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In April this year, Bernstein introduced their new Safety Rope limit switch to the international market. Bernstein has focused on developing the best electrical safety products to protect machine and process operators for over 70 years and the SRO is no exception. The German-based industrial... 

Safety Rope (SRO) limit switch – the emergency stop button from Bernstein

SANParks Announces Accommodation Booking Rules For Lockdown Level Two

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Following the announcement made over the weekend by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the country will enter the COVID-19 (coronavirus) alert Level two with effect from midnight, 17 August 2020 and the subsequent gazetting of the amended regulations, South African National Parks (SANParks) would... 

Seeking your advice – at which retail outlet would you most likely purchase our magazine?

18th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT /  

Seeking your advice – at which retail outlet would you most likely purchase our magazine?

Seeking your advice

18th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / At which retail outlet would you most likely purchase our magazine?  

Seeking your advice

Postponement of the Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo

18th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo (LME), scheduled for May 2021, will be rescheduled to 12 – 14 October 2021. In the address to the nation on Saturday, 15 August 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South... 

Schneider Electric Partners with Fortinet to Secure the Digital Transformation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Strengthens ability to secure operations across the business lifecycle Enables dynamic response to changing cyber threats 

Air Products Reallocates Corporate Social investment (CSI) Funding To Help Fight COVID-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Air Products prides itself in the innovative work they do in the communities in which they operate through their corporate social investment (CSI) efforts. The projects are strategically focused on the youth and education and are all structured according to a specific framework. However, in times... 

AERO South Africa Virtual Marketplace takes flight

17th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Messe Frankfurt South Africa, organisers of Africa's largest General Aviation trade show, AERO South Africa, is extremely excited to announce the launch of an all new Virtual Marketplace. The online platform is scheduled to launch later this month and will be the premier online... 

Netcare Hospital uses Kwikspace units for COVID-19 testing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Kwikspace has supplied two modular buildings to Netcare Kuilsriver Hospital in Cape Town to be used as COVID-19 screening facilities; the units were manufactured and delivered in just three weeks. The hospital required additional testing facility space as patients were previously being screened... 

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