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FM solutions expands service offering with launch of FM Solutions Technical

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / FM Solutions is proud to announce that it has expanded its service offering to clients with the launch of FM Solutions Technical – a new specialist unit that focuses specifically on delivering technical maintenance services that are tailored to their clients’ needs. “At FM Solutions we focus on... 

Weir Minerals' Mill Circuit University trains for sustainabl

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By giving its personnel the ‘big picture’ of minerals processing, the Weir Minerals Mill Circuit University ensures that customers benefit from a broader, solution-focused approach. “Offering sustainable solutions to the minerals processing sector – rather than just products – needs insight and... 

AfriSam upgrades crushing technology with Metso C120

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leveraging new-generation crushing technology to optimise uptime at its Pietermaritzburg quarry, AfriSam will be installing a Metso C120 jaw crusher supplied by South African distributor Pilot Crushtec. According to Glenn Johnson, general manager construction materials operations at AfriSam, the... 

Eskom CEO urges electrical-equipment manufacturers to think global

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ignoring moves by the world’s biggest economies to decarbonise threatens to hamper South Africa’s economic growth. We need to urgently turn our vicious cycle of deindustrialisation and unemployment into a virtuous cycle of local demand for local goods, to create investment and jobs. This is the... 

Data privacy requires a multi-pronged data protection approach

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Gary Allemann, Managing Director at Master Data Management The introduction of the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) has put the spotlight on data security for many organisations, which has prompted many Chief Information Officers (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officers... 

Securing smart devices in OT environments

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Joe Robertson, Director of Information Security and EMEA CISO at Fortinet The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is all about connecting people, processes, and assets. Traditionally, devices in OT environments have been isolated or connected directly to an industrial control system. IIoT... 

Opinion piece: Using third party solutions to secure SaaS and hybrid environments

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By James Phillips, Territory Sales Manager and Metallic Leader in MEA, Commvault With the rapid rate of cloud adoption, about 70% of CIOs globally currently have a cloud-first strategy, meaning that they prefer to have a cloud-based backup service rather than to own and operate software and... 

Opinion: Robust ERP platform, the foundation of good business decision making

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As South African organisations start preparing for growth beyond a health and economic crisis, business leaders have come to understand the need for business intelligence and analytics tools that are agile enough to keep up with a fast-changing and volatile market. It's not enough to make... 

Remote work a win for SA ICT professionals

20th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Covid-19 pandemic brought with it some unexpected benefits for the South African ICT sector, including increased productivity and the potential for employers to reduce their operating costs. This is one of the findings in the first South African ICT Skills Survey to be carried out since the... 

Traction transformers from Zest WEG for rail network

20th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As an established supplier to South Africa’s rail sector, Zest WEG will be supplying specialised traction transformers for new substations serving rail lines in Gauteng and the Western Cape. According to Dillon Govender, sector specialist – public sector business development at Zest WEG, work on... 

Business Process Outsourcing can alleviate South African manufacturing industry’s labour relations headaches 

20th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Gean Botha, MD at Programmed Process Outsourcing (PPO) In the aftermath of 2020’s national Covid-19 lockdown, businesses were eager for economic recovery. However, South Africa’s fourth largest industry - manufacturing - is struggling to get back on its feet. While industry stats over the past... 

Environmental Monitoring provides baseline conditions

20th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual showroom) :Environmental Monitoring does not only ensure compliance to relevant regulations and standards but provides baseline conditions, identification of environmental objectives and mitigation requirements. At ENVASS, the afore noted is implemented as an integrated monitoring... 

MICT SETA urges the public to make their voices heard on 11 new 4IR Future Skills Qualifications

17th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MICT SETA has developed 11 Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Future Skills Qualifications. The qualifications have been gazetted by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) on the 12th and 20th August 2021. 4IR represents a new era of innovation in technology – one that's unlocking... 

Cova advisory briefs investors on Incentives and Special Economic Zones

17th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cova Advisory, an investment consulting firm, has just held two masterclasses on key elements of the SA investment landscape – Investment Grants and Incentives and Special Economic Zones (SEZs).  The webinars explored the complexities, opportunities and potential pitfalls of these two central SA... 

Working to keep concrete standards at cutting edge

17th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As a vital service to customers and the broader construction sector, AfriSam’s Centre for Product Excellence (CPE) continues to be a beacon of quality and high standards during recent challenging times. According to CPE manager Mike McDonald, this has meant adapting to Covid-19 restrictions while... 

Complete LED lighting solution for Polokwane Taxi Ranks

17th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the LED solar lighting solution for two popular taxi ranks in Polokwane The City of Polokwane wanted to install a lighting solution at the busy Spar and Pick ‘n Pay taxi ranks, to increase safety for its commuters at night. Furthermore, this lighting... 

ARM-Harith Launches Urban Climate Infrastructure Fund for West Africa

16th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investments Limited, a Mauritius-regulated infrastructure fund manager and parent company of ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Limited Nigeria, is to launch the ARM-Harith Cities and Climate Transition Fund (“The ACT Fund”), a pillar of ARM-Harith’s sustainable... 

The triple-benefit of renewables in addressing climate change

16th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy will positively impact South Africa in several beneficial ways, including reducing carbon emissions, building a secure and abundant electricity supply, and creating millions of direct and indirect jobs.  This was a view shared by Professor Guy... 

GE Renewable Energy, Fraunhofer IGCV, and voxeljet AG plan to develop world’s largest sand binder jetting 3D printer for offshore wind turbines

16th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Friedberg greater Munich, September 14th, 2021 - GE (NYSE: GE), Fraunhofer IGCV and voxeljet AG (NASDAQ: VJET) today announced a research partnership to develop the world’s largest 3D printer for offshore wind applications in order to streamline the production of key components of GE’s Haliade-X... 

SYSPRO ERP honored with Gold Stevie® award in 2021 International Business Awards®

16th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built ERP software, has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the ERP Solution category in The 18th Annual International Business Awards®. The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and... 

Shumani looks to diversify into mining, construction industry

16th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As one of the biggest industrial equipment suppliers into the food and beverage industry, this remains the main target market for Shumani Industrial Equipment. However, the company aims to diversify and is investigating some opportunities in the mining industry, reveals MD Victor Nemukula. “There... 

New ultra-high-pressure hose from Parker extends service life in water-jetting applications

16th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is launching PFX30-05, a DN8 ultra-high-pressure hose that offers improved service life in industrial water-jetting/blasting applications across sectors that include construction and shipbuilding. Featuring six spiral layers... 

Bentley Systems Announces Seequent’s Acquisition of Minalytix

16th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced that its Seequent business unit has acquired Canadian software company Minalytix, the developer of MX Deposit. The acquisition extends Seequent’s cloud capabilities and solutions for... 

DMP SA launches Compliance as a Service offering

16th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Data Management Professionals (DMP SA) South Africa has launched a Compliance as a Service (CaaS) offering to help local businesses with ongoing compliance under the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA).  “Compliance risk is a business risk, and if overlooked can have costly... 

South African Roadshow highlights substantial advantages of attending the Intra-African Trade Fair 2021  

15th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa hosted a Roadshow in Johannesburg to raise awareness about the substantial benefits of attending the second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021). Organised by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in collaboration with the African Union (AU) and the African Continental Free... 

Hard work pays off: SANEDI receives international recognition for clean energy efforts

15th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As governments around the world aim to drive renewable energy and energy efficient initiatives to curb climate change, the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), is excited to be receiving an international award for its efforts in this regard. “We have been selected for the... 

ABB charges ahead with EV energy delivery compliant to the German Eichrecht

15th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ABB is on track to meet its energy metering commitments, as it secures prestigious Eichrecht compliance for its high-power DC chargers in Germany. A form of calibrated energy metering, Eichrecht is designed to ensure transparent measurement and billing of energy dispensed from EV chargers to car... 

Decision taken to postpone Securex South Africa, A-OSH & Facilities Management Expo to 2022 

15th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Specialised Exhibitions a division of Montgomery Group, has made the difficult decision to postpone Securex South Africa, A-OSH Expo & Facilities Management Expo.  In consultation with the Security, Occupational Health and Safety and Facilities Management industries and allowing for the negative... 

Strong partnership: Aava Mobile Oy joins Pepperl+Fuchs

15th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Pepperl+Fuchs has strengthened its Mobile Computing and Communication business unit by acquiring Aava Mobile Oy. The Finland-based company is a specialist for the design and manufacturing of latest technology, ruggedised industrial smartphones and tablet computers, and has been sold to... 

Cutting-edge civil-engineering solutions for pioneering golf estate developer

15th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ceenex’s ongoing participation in the development of the Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate in Kempton Park in the East Rand of Gauteng serves as a sound example of the firm’s ability to provide cutting-edge civil engineering infrastructure solutions to innovative private property developers,... 

Pecanwood College Hartebeespoort: Paragon Architects completes major upgrade and extension

15th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The recently completed Pecanwood College project at Hartebeespoort in the North West Province has allowed the school capacity to expand by an additional 350 scholars. Pecanwood College is a brand of ADvTECH, Africa’s leading private education provider. The upgrading of existing facilities and... 

Webinar: A guide to investment grants and incentives for SA businesses

15th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cova Advisory's Duane Newman and Fungai Blake present an overview of SA's Investment Grants and Incentives, for businesses with comments and analysis on the current offerings. Click here to access the Webinar. 

Tipping Point - Engen makes it easy to say “Thank You” for great service 

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Excellent Engen service. No cash in your pocket. No stress.   Engen's innovative 1app now features a ‘Tip an Attendant’ function, which allows motorists and shoppers across South Africa to tip deserving Engen staff for the warm and friendly service that they have long been renowned for.    

On the road to the “Brewery of the future” with Siemens Braumat

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As a long-standing technology partner to Anheuser-Busch InBev (known as ABInBev), the world’s largest brewer, Siemens South Africa recently migrated Maluti Mountain Brewery in Lesotho from an old automation system in the brewing area to a central control and monitoring station which will combine... 

Pratley Putty has been a mainstay product for over 50 years

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When compiling a list of South African inventions that have made an impact on a global scale, Pratley Putty will always feature among the top performers. Pratley Putty hasn’t just made its way around the world, this strong adhesive putty has even travelled to the moon. The latest accolade for the... 

Looming landfill crisis faces South Africa’s largest metros

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It is no surprise that Johannesburg, Tshwane and Cape Town all have less than ten years of useful landfill life left, as waste management is the least prioritised municipal service in most South African municipalities. It lags significantly behind housing, water, electricity and road... 

Contract for pumped storage scheme access and rescue teams

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A successful project at the Ingula pumped storage scheme in the Little Drakensberg escarpment in KwaZulu-Natal has resulted in leading rope access expert Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. clinching a similar project at the Drakensberg and Ingula pumped storage schemes, as well as the Gariep... 

Is convenient repair request logging the key to improved uptime?

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The right tools, appropriate systems and accurate data could make a considerable impact on the ease and speed at which equipment is repaired in your organisation. Verdantix’s latest research (Verdantix, December 2020, Global Corporate Survey 2020: Operational Excellence Budgets, Priorities & Tech... 

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