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EIE Group sponsors Santa Shoebox Project with the use of a forklift

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The EIE Group, as part of its commitment to support communities in need through its CSI initiatives, has sponsored the Santa Shoebox Project with the use of a forklift to assist in the transportation of donations from 8 August until 8 December.  The project, which was founded in Cape Town in... 

Challenge Accepted

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Brand ambassador for Husqvarna South Africa, Tendai ‘The Beast’ Mtawarira, is taking us all to task in a powerful new brand advertisement.   As South Africans begin to emerge from one of our most challenging periods to date, Tendai ‘The Beast’ Mtawarira offers us an empowering message of our own... 

CCS and RIB Software partnership culminates in RIB CCS rebrand 

17th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / JOHANNESBURG, 03 September 2020: Construction Computer Software (CCS) is taking on a new identity under the moniker of RIB CCS. This is after the company’s recent partnership and 100% acquisition by software multinational RIB Software SE - an innovator in the building and construction industry.... 

CCS and RIB Software partnership culminates in RIB CCS rebrand

Draft Guidelines for Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

17th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) have published for public consultation the Draft Guidelines for Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Verification Guidelines) for purposes of the National Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulations, 2016. 

SA stands to benefit from carbon credits

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Once we are through the worst of the Covid pandemic, SA stands to reap benefits from the global move towards greening the planet, with many projects here providing carbon-credit benefits for both local and offshore emitters. The return to global economic recovery is likely to be accompanied by... 

Announcing the Cova Advisory Corporate Finance Advisory Team

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / You've come to know the Cova Advisory team as specialists in government incentives and advisors on customs related matters. It now gives us great pleasure to introduce to you our latest service offering, delivered by our new Corporate Finance Advisory division. Corporate Finance Advisory 

Registration Now Open for Virtual 8th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Join the Microgrid Revolution: Conference sessions are free to attend and will be presented online October 12-16, 2020. HOMER Energy by UL, the global leader in the development of standard-setting energy modeling software, announced today that registration is now open for the 8th annual HOMER... 

NAMPO Virtual 2020

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / They came, they saw, they found their 2020 Agri-Vision The very first NAMPO Virtual concluded over the weekend with great success and once again proved the agriculture sector’s resilience. Adapting to the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and adopting new technology, more than 36 872... 

Polyco celebrates progress in the plastic recycling sector in SA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As Clean-Up and Recycle SA Week kicks off on 14 September, Polyolefin Responsibility Organisation (Polyco) celebrates achievements in the polyolefin plastic recycling sector and encourages South Africans to join the Million Plus Plastic Recycling Revolution campaign by committing to recycle their... 

Condition monitoring using the drive as a sensor

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Norbert Hanigovszki, Jörg Dannehl, Sanjeet Kumar Dwivedi - Danfoss Engineering Variable speed drives have been used for over half a century, with the main advantage being the reduction of electrical energy use. With the advance of Industry 4.0 the role of the drive moves from that of a pure power... 

Utilizing data to deliver better results in the early stages of wind development in Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Date: 23 Sept 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM UTC/GMT +2 Utilizing the best wind data during the early stages of prospecting and project development can better inform decision-making and lead to better project results. Accessing this data can be a challenge in many regions of the world because... 

UL 3300 Outline of Investigation Helps Advance Safety of Consumer, Service and Education Robots

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Introduction of UL’s first-ever consumer and commercial robot certification document addresses human-robot interaction safety concerns. UL, a leading global safety science company, has issued UL 3300, the Outline of Investigation (OOI) for Service, Communication, Information, Education and... 

Mosambee Receives India’s First Certification for Contact and Contactless Card Payment Transactions on Mobile Devices

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ensuring product compliance following certification may help to fuel opportunities for businesses and institutions to expand and accept payments. UL, a global safety science company, announced that Mosambee, a payment solution company, is the first company in India to have their software-based... 

Is Working Overtime Worth it in Your Country?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Lucy Desai We’ve all likely stayed later at work when we’ve been super busy or had to catch up on work, however sadly, in recent years, long working days and taking work home has become the norm for many employees. Not only is this causing employees to miss out on enjoying the pleasures of... 

Today's digital threats should not be another business disruptor in South Africa

15th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South African businesses face numerous challenges, not least of all due to long-prevailing stagnant economic growth and this impact on business operations, all of which has been exacerbated by the impacts of COVID-19. However, adding to existing pressures, the spate of cyberattacks and exploits... 

 Today's digital threats should not be another business disruptor in South Africa

SAPICS reaffirms focus on professionalising supply chain management at AGM

14th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / At its annual general meeting, SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, reaffirmed its strategic focus on the professionalisation of supply chain management in South Africa and across the African continent.   

Reopening international borders immediately poses no added risks to South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / No reason to differentiate between a foreign or regional tourist when assessing risk of reopening international tourism. Reopen international tourism fully and deal with the few local business outliers which are failing to implement appropriate protocols accordingly. 

Built environment practitioners are key drivers of public health

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / “Practitioners of the built environment should consider themselves as public health practitioners as well. This is because the work that they do has both an immediate and long-lasting impact on the health and wellbeing of the people in the communities, settlements and urban areas within which... 

Infrastructure maintenance should not be up for debate

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director, SEW-Eurodrive Johannesburg, 10 September: South Africa is starting to experience the real cost of decades of inadequate infrastructure maintenance as the latest round of load shedding batters an already fragile economy. 

Cova: UIF doesn't deserve all the attacks

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It makes a great headline when a top government official is suspended, as was the case with Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) commissioner Teboho Maruping, who along with his top team has just been placed on so-called precautionary suspension. Maruping was caught in the spotlight during an... 

Effectively Securing Microsoft 365 With FortiMail

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Even before COVID-19, SaaS-based productivity tools such as Microsoft 365 had been gaining market-share at a remarkable pace. Today, with hundreds of millions of employees working from home, enterprises are turning to software as a service (SaaS), including Microsoft 365, like never before. In... 

Rugged and Compact—the BTC14 for Quad-Monitor Thin Client Applications from Pepperl+Fuchs

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The control room is the hub for technical production, planning, and control processes. Using established thin client technology, current production statuses are transmitted to multiple monitors in real time so that all plant statuses can be monitored and operators can respond quickly. With... 

Afrox declares earnings dividend for shareholders

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Strong cash management and cash flow places company in a good position to take advantage of emerging opportunities, and maintain a dividend payment in line with dividend policy. On behalf of our shareholders and all stakeholders, the Board and management team publicly acknowledges the dedication... 

From sugar highs to agri-processing, how a Free State entrepreneur made it on the farm

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Basil Phupha has come a long way from his teenage entrepreneurial forays, when he would buy sweets and biscuits and sell them at a mark-up to the sugar-deprived kids neighbouring his grandparents’ farm in Dewetsdorp outside of Bloemfontein. The 29-year-old self-starter now owns his own... 

Zwelonke High School ablution facilities given a R1 million makeover

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new, permanent ablution facilities will improve health and hygiene standards at the school, enabling learners and teachers to have a better learning environment. The handover forms part of ZAC’s Social and Labour Plan to upgrade the ablution facilities of several schools in the area, as part... 

TVH now also sells parts for small earth-moving equipment

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / TVH, the worldwide leader in replacement parts and accessories for material handling, industrial and agricultural equipment, has announced its expansion into the small earth-moving (SEM) equipment market. This move allows TVH to broaden an already robust product offering to this new adjacent... 

Cova debates the future of incentives

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The automotive industry incentive is costly, but the economic and employment benefits that come with it are significant. Image: Moneyweb South Africa has had mixed success with tax incentives, and at this point in its history it is crucial to consider which will be the most effective in getting... 

Cova calls for policy certainty in debate on tax incentives

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Treasury was moving in the right direction in its review of tax incentives with the aim of lowering the corporate tax rate, tax expert Kyle Mandy said on Wednesday at the annual tax indaba. The Treasury announced in the February budget that the government intended to restructure the corporate... 

Sustainable energy: a crucial component to accelerate SA’s economic recovery

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Against the backdrop of severe economic pressure and an unreliable electricity supply, the local uptake of sustainable energy is gaining rapid momentum with solar power, in particular, proving key to unlocking the economic recovery that South Africa so desperately needs.  This is according to... 

Taxpayers’ rights matter

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Office of the Tax Ombud (OTO) is redoubling its efforts to create awareness about its services and protect the rights of taxpayers this filing season, with the launch of an informative digital awareness campaign #TaxpayersRightsMatter. The campaign was launched on 1 September 2020. It... 

New Grundfos museum displays 75 years of industrial history

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A pioneering spirit and technological landmarks dominate “Grundfos Museum – The Factory”, which will open to the public and via a trove of original machinery show how Grundfos has contributed to shaping the modern industrial society. On Friday 4 September, ‘The Factory’ opens in rebuilt factory... 

SEW-Eurodrive: offering the most compact bell-housing solution on the market

10th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Johannesburg, 27 August: In an underground mining environment, solutions that are easy to manoeuvre are key. SEW-Eurodrive, specialists in drive and control technologies, offers the most compact bell-housing solution currently available on the market. Typically used for underground conveyors with... 

SEW-Eurodrive: offering the most compact bell-housing solution on the market

Sarens Siba introduces decentralized depot structure

10th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sarens is the global leader and industry reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting and engineered transport. With state-of-the-art equipment and value engineering, Sarens offers its clients creative and intelligent solutions to any heavy lifting and engineered transport challenges. 

Sarens Siba introduces decentralized depot structure

Cloud 2020 Online Conference set for record attendance

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A record number of delegates are expected to view the Cloud 2020 Online Conference which will launch later this month. 

Cloud 2020 Online Conference set for record attendance

Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 in the midst of COVID-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The COVID-19 pandemic has come at a time when societies are already facing many challenges related to inequality, poverty, unemployment, and drought and/or lack of access to water amongst others. The cost of the crisis will be felt in years to come, from the traumas and emotional pain of loss of... 

Closing tax leakage from illicit alcohol trade critical for post-lockdown economic recovery

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The alcohol industry notes the recent media reports attributed to the SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter confirming that the illicit trade of alcohol is thriving and that it could take years to dismantle the criminal networks that entrenched themselves as a result of the ban on the sale of... 

7000km solo Atlantic row for the environment backed by juwi Renewable Energies

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Capetonian Zirk Botha, an ex-naval combat officer and adventure racer, will undertake a solo row to Rio de Janeiro, leaving Cape Town in December 2020, in support of the environment and climate change, and juwi Renewable Energies South Africa, is sponsoring his feat. The Atlantic crossing will... 

How manufacturers can pivot from response to reconceptualization

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th September 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Kevin Dherman, SYSPRO Chief Innovation Officer Over the past few months, the impact of the pandemic has left many organizations with no choice but to scale back operations or shutdown completely. Other organizations have been in the fortunate position to reinvent their business model to remain... 

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