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Rapid dewatering solution provided across border

12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Reacting promptly to customer calls for dewatering solutions is what has set Integrated Pump Rental apart, especially in the mining sector. The company recently responded to an urgent need for a dewatering pump at an East African mine. “If not dealt with promptly, flooding in a mine environment... 

Enhance workplace safety with strip curtains

12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A large percentage of workplace accidents happen at internal entry and exit points as well as at points of transition between various sections in a manufacturing or storage facility. Ensuring optimum visibility will significantly reduce the risks associated with the movement of vehicular traffic... 

Enhance workplace safety with strip curtains

MTM Power DC/DC Converters for Forklift Trucks

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In many industries and applications the requirements of the used technology go far beyond the usual level. The limits of standard specifications are also often exceeded when used in mobile applications of forklift truck technology. 

Poor manufacturing production data bodes ill for the economy, says SEIFSA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The latest manufacturing production data released by Statistics South Africa this afternoon is consistent with the economy’s poor performance since the beginning of the year and does not bode well for the future, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) Economist... 

NOSA Testing: the only labs in SA offering COVID-19 surface and environmental testing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety Directive 29.5 states ‘The employer must ensure that surfaces that workers and members of the public come into contact with are routinely cleaned and disinfected.’ In line with COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety directives, employers are obligated to... 

AfCFTA delay presents new opportunities for construction, manufacturing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The delay in the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which was scheduled to launch in July this year, could provide much-needed breathing room for Africa’s manufacturing and construction sectors. This is according to Duncan Bonnett, Director Market Access &... 

AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Awards recognise sustainability in all its forms

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Awards extending its submission deadline to 3 July 2020, we look at one of the previous award winners, Gauteng City Region Observatory, and its vision for a more sustainable Gauteng through a green infrastructure approach to planning. The promise of a brighter... 

Construction sector’s skills will now face severe scrutiny

11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The construction industry, fighting for survival after pandemic lockdown losses, now cannot afford any costly site mishap caused by untrained staff, says John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology. “In construction, it is now a question of survival of... 

University of Pretoria uses Blackboard Collaborate to support staff and students during the closure of campus

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The University of Pretoria use Blackboard Collaborate to support teaching and learning and administrative tasks during the closure of the University The shutdown of South Africa's institutions of higher learning is not a new phenomenon, with the country having experienced several severe... 

Join Manufacturing Indaba Gauteng as Provincial Manufacturing Indaba Events are postponed to 2021

11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / After careful deliberation on the economic impacts of COVID-19 and to safeguard the health of all participants, the Manufacturing Indaba announces the decision to postpone the 2020 Provincial Manufacturing Indaba Conferences and Exhibitions which were due to take place in August (Durban), October... 

AfCFTA delay presents new opportunities for construction, manufacturing

11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The delay in the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which was scheduled to launch in July this year, could provide much-needed breathing room for Africa’s manufacturing and construction sectors. This is according to Duncan Bonnett, Director Market Access &... 

The crucial role of electronic signatures in a smart, digital society

11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It is officially time to put electronic signatures on the agenda. Many organisations needed to embrace operating remotely overnight and they now recognise the importance of electronic signatures, even as lockdown measures are relaxed and lifted. As eSignatures have proven key to keeping... 

HMIs improve operations and maintenance collaboration

11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Traditional manufacturing plants have control rooms staffed by operators, who monitor the status of systems and equipment, issue commands and address alerts. Most sites also have maintenance personnel to respond to issues on the plant floor, take appropriate actions and report results to... 

HMIs improve operations and maintenance collaboration

SAFI applauds local procurement amidst the need for hospital beds and temporary healthcare facilitie

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI) commends the support from sponsors like Old Mutual and the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) by, respectively, establishing a quarantine and temporary hospital facilities in the Western Cape, thereby meeting the growing need for... 

Foldable plastic bins cut transport costs and reduce carbon footprint

11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A simply designed foldable plastic bin has shown the importance of platform design and logistics in the supply chain space – slashing the transport costs of clients and boosting profitability in the highly competitive fresh produce sector. The innovation has seen two major produce companies... 

Foldable plastic bins cut transport costs and reduce carbon footprint

RS Components and BARTH Elektronik unveil People Counter maker project to help social distancing efforts during COVID-19 pandemic

11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / People-counting project uses non-contact sensors to help staff monitor areas and maintain a safe density of people in shops and other commercial areas. 

RS Components and BARTH Elektronik unveil People Counter maker project to help social distancing efforts during COVID-19 pandemic

Sun International customers make a difference

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sun International has paid over R2-million to the Solidarity Fund, after more than 15,000 members of its loyalty programme pledged their leisure points for this purpose. At the start of the national lockdown the company froze all leisure and casino points accumulated by its Most Value Guests... 

Codehesion is hiring – Great job opportunity for mobile app developers

11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Codehesion is South Africa’s premier mobile app development company, and its rapid growth has created a great opportunity for developers. 

Big boost for Namibian bunkering as Engen secures services of 2000 MT Barge

10th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen has enhanced bunkering supply in Namibia by acquiring the exclusive services of a 2000 MT Barge, which will be made available to rigs, support services and offshore passing vessels lying at anchorage, for the bunkering of Gasoil (10 PPM and 500 PPM) at the ports of Walvis Bay and Lüderitz.... 

Big boost for Namibian bunkering as Engen secures services of 2000 MT Barge

Safe Miners Keep Mines Alive

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As approximately 400 000 mineworkers return to work in full force, there may be a substantial amount of anxiety around Health and Safety measures being put in place and adhered to. “Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said all mining companies will be required to prepare a code... 

All-New Ford Figo Freestyle - the Cool, Connected and Capable Compact Utility Vehicle

10th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is expanding its presence in the rapidly growing utility vehicle sector with its first-ever Figo Freestyle - a sub-B segment compact utility vehicle (CUV) based on the popular Figo hatchback. The new addition to the line-up complements Ford's existing... 

HP and BASF expand industrial alliance to promote digital manufacturing

10th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Market leaders deliver first of its kind polypropylene (PP) for industrial additive manufacturing; jointly developing new applications for large customers; joint market expansion initiatives and opportunities for sustainable impact. 

Alternative building innovations used to fight the spread of the coronavirus

10th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The coronavirus pandemic has propelled us forward, encouraging us to think critically about new ways of interacting and doing business. The founder of Smart Living Properties (PTY) Ltd was born and raised in Dube, Soweto. Growing up in a two room house with a family of eight, he discovered his... 

UFS professor part of history after COVID-19 RNA is extracted from various sewage samples

10th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / History was made in South Africa this week when a commercial laboratory became the first to extract COVID-19 RNA from various sewage samples in the country. This was done as a proof of concept, after the Dutch research agency KWR entered into an agreement with the SA Business Water Chamber on 9... 

South African virtual auction studio launch sets new global bar for auctioneering technology

10th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A full-size, dedicated live-stream auction studio on a scale equivalent to those routinely used by major television networks for news or sports broadcasts has been launched by premier South African real estate and movables specialist auctioneers, High Street Auctions. This purpose-designed... 

South African virtual auction studio launch sets new global bar for auctioneering technology

Is Now a Good Time to Invest?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Contrary to popular belief, residential property remains one of the more attractive and risk averse investment strategies in South Africa.  While the market is in decline, property investor and entrepreneur, Grant Smee says that there are still pockets of excellence (sought-after areas), and that... 

Is there a future for mechanics?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the electric car movement continues to gain ground, people may question whether there will still be a future for mechanics. Electric cars are not the only threat to traditional mechanical skills, however. As cars become ever more sophisticated, technological ability becomes a necessity for the... 

Free Webinar – Africa’s options for decarbonization and industrialization

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Join Siemens for a free interactive webinar and witness first-hand how their end to end power generation solutions can help you save energy, cut costs, lower carbon emissions and ensure uninterrupted power supply.  To register – click here 

Free Webinar – Solutions for Africa’s energy future

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Join global and local experts for an interactive discussion on the constructive role that Siemens can play in enabling Africa to realise its growth and transformation plans. To register – click here 

BI supplies and installs same-day VSD solution for East Rand client

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When a manufacturing facility on the East Rand in Johannesburg required an urgent replacement Variable Speed Drive (VSD) for an extraction fan in its welding facility after the existing drive broke down and halted production, it turned to leading supplier Bearings International (BI) for a... 

Talbot Analytics helps big water users make smart data-driven decisions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sustainable water and wastewater solutions company Talbot has launched Talbot Analytics, a digital, cloud-based water management application that enables big water users to access and interpret big data, anytime, anywhere in the world. Talbot developed the cloud-based platform in partnership with... 

How a leading team of innovators developed Real Global Solutions to the coronavirus crisis

9th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Nothing fuels innovation like a crisis, and it was the Covid-19 pandemic that led to the formation of a one-of-a-kind team of international innovators, determined to give the world the initiatives we so sorely need.   Middel & Partners founder and Chairman, Coenie Middel, felt drawn to approach... 

Robots in South Africa

9th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In South Africa, manufacturers experience significant challenges. From the stuttering economy to the lack of skills development, there are obstacles that prevent industries from pushing forward into a new era of automation and robotic solutions. Due to the effects of COVID-19, many businesses... 

Robots in South Africa

SaniSpray HP airless disinfectant sprayers for sanitising, disinfecting and deodorising jobs

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Safety is currently at the top of everyone’s priority list. At Graco, it is our goal to provide all our customers with the best tools to overcome any challenges they face. Today, these challenges include sanitising surfaces against the COVID-19 germs. To disinfect almost any surface safely, fast... 

Join a webinar to explore the impact of Covid-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With South Africa now more than two months into its countrywide lockdown, the Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine and Wits University Press invite participants to join a webinar that will investigate the important question: ARE WE COPING WITH COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA AND AFRICA? 

Duxbury appointed as Armis agentless device security distributor in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Armis Security, developers of the Armis® agentless devices security platform for managed, unmanaged, OT (operational technology) and IoT devices, has appointed Duxbury Networking as a distributor of its technology solutions in South Africa.  “We are very pleased to announce the partnership with... 

Outsourced energy solutions crucial to helping food manufacturers navigate a tough and uncertain economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The food manufacturing sector continues to fight valiantly in the face of mounting economic pressure compounded by the ongoing uncertainty and immense cost implications that increased COVID-19 infection rates might have on productivity. Now is the time for these businesses to radically rethink... 

Skyriders makes a meal of cleaning project at food-processing plant

8th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Usually called upon to conduct maintenance, repair and inspection services at large-scale industrial structures such as smokestacks and petrochemical tanks, rope access specialist Skyriders recently completed an unusual project at a major food-processing plant. “Our scope of work was to carry out... 

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