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Low vacancies and a demand for e-commerce facilities show a market that is normalising

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Low rental vacancies, a rise in e-commerce businesses and a demand for micro-industrial warehouse spaces are all signs of a market that is normalising within the industrial property sector. The third quarter vacancy rate was just 5%, according to Inospace, owner and operator of 26 serviced... 

SAICE at Sustainability Summit: Mindset shift crucial in the transition to a green economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The tenth annual Sustainability Week Summit took place virtually this year from 1 to 3 December, with the theme ‘Green Economy drives sustainable growth in SA and Africa!’ A prominent line-up of presenters saw engaging discussion around the environmental concerns facing our country and our... 

Local labour, products and skills transfer at the heart of construction of Tlhabane Square

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Tlhabane Square, a new mixed-use precinct being developed by the Public Investment Corporation in Rustenburg, is being constructed using a significant percentage of local labour and locally-sourced building materials, and is facilitating skills transfer at the same time. Through this, the project... 

African micro-insurer aYo breaks 10m mark; eyes further growth

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / African micro-insurance fintech aYo Holdings, a joint venture between telecommunications giant MTN and financial services group Momentum Metropolitan Holdings (MMH), has broken through the 10 million customer mark in under four years after starting operations – and new CEO Marius Botha says the... 

South Africa should play to its strengths as it rebuilds the economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Zaid Moola, Head of Client Coverage at Standard Bank South Africa As South Africa starts the process of rebuilding its economy, the country should focus on stimulating sectors in which it has a natural advantage, including agriculture, global business services and tourism. 

juwi successfully completes AIIM’s 78 MW Bokamoso Solar Park

3rd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leeudoringstad: The 78 MW Bokamoso Solar Park situated near Leeudoringstad in the North West Province, has reached full grid code compliance, commenced commercial operations,and has been handed over to the operations & maintenance team, reports Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)... 

juwi successfully completes AIIM’s 78 MW Bokamoso Solar Park
Bokamoso Solar Park outside Leeudoringstad in the North West Province.

Zincodic ISO 12944 IM3 4000hrs zinc cathodic coating - Principal Manufacturer 

3rd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Zincodic creates locally manufactured, environment-friendly corrosion protection products of the highest quality.  

Zincodic ISO 12944 IM3 4000hrs zinc cathodic coating - Principal Manufacturer

Changing lives for women and children at EHF Euro 2020

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / After each match at the Women’s EHF EURO 2020, the best player will receive the Grundfos Player of the Match award – an award which will bring clean water and sanitation to women and children in Africa.  On December 3, the first of 47 matches at the Women’s EHF EURO 2020 takes off. Each game will... 

Quality precast concrete products need expert control

2nd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In the highly competitive and pandemic-plagued precast concrete industry, the input of a well-trained and experienced concrete technologist to ensure quality and durable products is now essential, says John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology. “The... 

Legal tech startup to stop unfair legal billing in SA reducing bills by up to 60%

2nd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A new legal tech startup, Legal Lens, will protect companies, state entities, and individuals from inflated legal fees. The startup is able to reduce legal fees by as much as 60% but say that 10% is about average.  The founders, Catherine-Jane Paulse and Yusha Davidson, both admitted attorneys,... 

Schneider Electric supports GivingTuesday

2nd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Schneider Electric South Africa has, in the run up to this year’s GivingTuesday, rolled out complimentary virtual training to its education partners network across Southern Africa.  These digital training sessions are provided by the company’s skilled employees and support Schneider Electric’s... 

The ideal structural bonding adhesive for demanding applications

2nd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Pratley SP020® is a sophisticated third-generation acrylic adhesive suited for demanding industrial, aerospace and assembly applications.  “Pratley SP020® is the ideal replacement for spot welds and rivets,” highlights Pratley Adhesives Marketing Manager Mark Bell. Pratley SP020® will bond nearly... 

Longyuan Mulilo Focusing on HIV/AIDS programs for Local Community in De Aar, Northern Cape.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / December the 1st is World AIDS Day. This year, Independent Renewable Energy Power Producer Longyuan Mulilo De Aar Wind Power will support World Aids Day activities in De Aar as an extension of its Mobile Health Clinic Project that already provides free school health screenings, with a focus on... 

Sandra Fraga appointed as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at SYSPRO

By: ISS, Institute for Security Studies      2nd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Fraga to enhance the customer experience journey by aligning global sales and marketing priorities SYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, announced today that Sandra Fraga has been appointed as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Within the dual... 

Smart Procurement World is the game changer at South Africa’s biggest virtual indaba

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Over 600 procurement and supply chain professionals gathered together online for the first-ever virtual indaba from 24-25 November 2020, to make ‘Sense out of Rands, and to reaffirm the vital role procurement plays in the post-COVID economy in South Africa and the broader continent. High on the... 

Zutari develops electro-desalination water treatment solutions for industry

1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With South Africa still experiencing a drought in many areas, industries that rely heavily on water for their processes will need to take a more sustainable approach and consider alternative water sources in their future planning. The challenge is to ensure growth while building resilience to... 

South African-developed organic hand sanitiser unearthed as a safer, healthier alternative

1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic forced many businesses to pivot, seeking new avenues as a means of survival. For Purifi Organic Fresh, the decision to manufacture hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants was simply the natural progression, allowing the team to harness 17 years of industry... 

South African-developed organic hand sanitiser unearthed as a safer, healthier alternative

Specialist lubricant for high-temperature applications

1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Lubrication products used in certain applications are subjected to much harsher conditions or higher temperatures than others. By choosing products specifically designed for challenging circumstances, you can protect your equipment, improve performance, and save on maintenance and repair costs.... 

Specialist lubricant for high-temperature applications

Manufacturing Indaba and Sage set to collaborate

1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 7th annual Manufacturing Indaba will cover a range of topics pertinent to Africa’s manufacturing industry. The event comprises an exhibition and a conference.  Conference topics will be conveyed through comprehensive panel discussions led by industry experts, investors, policy-makers and... 

IITPSA President takes the reins at AfICTA

1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Thabo Mashegoane has been elected as Chairman of the Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA). Formerly the Vice-Chairman of AfICTA, he succeeds Engr. Hossam Elgamal from Egypt to become the third Chairman. AfICTA, a private sector-led alliance of ICT Associations, multinational corporations, companies,... 

SMEs: The Building Blocks of a Post-COVID Economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic shocks have wreaked havoc on businesses globally. SMEs (Small and Enterprise Enterprises), with their limited resources, have been particularly hard hit and have struggled to weather the storm. At the same time, it is recognised that South Africa’s... 

Mitsubishi Electric´s new ACB reduces installation and maintenance stress

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Targeted at commercial facilities, factories and other buildings, Mitsubishi Electric launches its new air circuit breakers (ACBs) with a breaking capacity of up to 50kA. The new range, called "AE V Series C-class", offers a number of built-in features that reduce the need for multiple additional... 

Weir wins £95m aftermarket order to support Iron Bridge magnetite Project in Australia

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Weir Group, a leading provider of premium mining technololgy, has won a £95m order to provide aftermarket components and service to the Iron Bridge magnetite Project in Western Australia. The aftermarket contract follows Weir’s success in winning a record £100m order for original equipment... 

New energy, renewed vision at Goodyear South Africa as the Company appoints new Managing Director to spearhead local operations

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / No stranger to the tyre manufacturing industry, Piotr Czyzyk was recently appointed as managing director for Goodyear South Africa, where he has served in a number of roles and markets for the past 17 years. While in his erstwhile role as PBU Commercial Director in Europe, Czyzyk was responsible... 

A new Era for the Supply Chain - Introducing Rhenus Logistics South Africa

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / World Net Logistics officially becomes known as Rhenus Logistics South Africa from 1 December 2020. Acquired by the Rhenus Group in 2019, the company will now operate under its new name, ushering in an exciting era after 18 years as an independent entity.  The distinctive Rhenus logo and... 

Significant growth in online buying over Black Friday confirms the shift to digital consumption

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / While claims of a more digital world have been rife for some time now, on the back of Covid-19 and the widespread lockdown response to the pandemic, few events have served to confirm this shift to digital consumption as clearly and definitively as the recent Black Friday weekend.  That’s... 

Black Friday 2020 breaks ecommerce records

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The number of new shoppers introduced to ecommerce over lockdown boosted Black Friday weekend total online transaction volumes by 50%, compared to 2019. This is according to data released by online payment gateway PayFast. The company processed a 283% increase in total payment volumes on Black... 

Black Friday 2020 breaks ecommerce records

5 ways to combat fraud during the holidays

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As we head into the festive season, you’ve probably had enough stress in 2020 to last you a lifetime. But wait––yet another wrench has been thrown in this challenging year! Fraud has spiked during the pandemic, with criminals upping their game as consumers shift into Christmas shopping mode. Read... 

SA company secures distributorship of world-class Indian brands

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Industrial products distributors BAJ is an authorised agent and sole distributor of wire rope manufacturer Usha Martin, as well as an authorised agent and distributor of aluminium wire-rod and conductor manufacturer JSK Industries. BAJ is a Level 2 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment... 

SA company secures distributorship of world-class Indian brands

Nicolway Mall goes sustainable, installs a solar plant on the roof

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Nicolway Bryanston neighbourhood shopping centre has a new tenant, but it’s not one you can buy from. In fact, if you walk through the mall, you won’t even see it. This is because the new tenant is on the roof! Delivering on its commitment to become more sustainable, and use its space... 

Nicolway Mall goes sustainable, installs a solar plant on the roof

Do Export Taxes Make Sense for South Africa?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South African businesses involved in cross-border trading need to be aware of potential export taxes on the horizon. This was a key point made by XA International Traders and Cova Advisory, both specialist trade consulting firms, in a webinar co-hosted by the companies on 25 November. Duane... 

Global Rise in the use of Export Taxes

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Export taxes becoming more prevalent globally SA is following the trend by introducing an export tax on scrap metal exports in 2021. 

Team Messe Muenchen SA stays on top of trends with CEM qualifications

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Three key team members of Messe Muenchen South Africa are among the elite Class of 2020 to have graduated from the first Certified in Exhibition Management® (CEM) programme in Africa.  AAXO, in conjunction with the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), hosted the... 

The Big 5 Digital Festival successfully connects the construction community in 2020

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Big 5 will return in 2021 as the first live, in-person global event for the construction industry. 

Manufacturing Indaba Partnering with ECIC

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The upcoming Manufacturing Indaba is proud to announce its close partnership with the Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC). This year, Sindiso Ndlovu from ECIC, will be participating at this premium sectoral event in Johannesburg, to impart her extensive experience within the economic... 

Centurion systems named innovative company of the year at 2020 SEIFSA awards for excellence

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a year that has highlighted the importance of innovative thinking to drive the agility and resilience needed to dodge economic curveballs such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Centurion Systems walked away with the Most Innovative Company of the Year Award at the SEIFSA Awards for Excellence this... 

Agriculture, a beacon of hope even if it is not big enough to save the SA economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director, SEW Eurodrive In a struggling economy South Africa’s agricultural industry has been a beacon of hope during 2020. It was one of the few sectors in the country not to buckle as a result of the Covid-10 pandemic and which reported growth both in the first... 

Manufacturing Indaba Partnering with ECIC

27th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The upcoming Manufacturing Indaba is proud to announce its close partnership with the Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC). This year, Sindiso Ndlovu from ECIC, will be participating at this premium sectoral event in Johannesburg, to impart her extensive experience within the economic... 

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