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‘Four-shows-one-roof’: Securex, A-OSH Expo, Facilities Management Expo and first-ever Firexpo off to a cracking start!

1st June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Specialised Exhibitions, the largest trade show organiser in Southern Africa, is pleased to announce that its long-awaited ‘four-industries-one-roof’ offering for 2022, in the form of co-located shows - Securex South Africa, A-OSH Expo, Facilities Management Expo and Firexpo – has got off to a... 

AECOM to provide consulting services for the Uganda-Democratic Republic of Congo Power Interconnection Line project

31st May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced it has been awarded a contract to provide consulting services for the Uganda-Democratic Republic of Congo Power Interconnection Line project. This work was awarded by the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program... 

Engen’s Nkateko Mabale helps local NPO feed desperate Alex families

31st May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Moved by the work of a family run NPO that supports desperate residents of Alexandra township, Engen employee Nkateko Mabale has used the company’s Employee Community Partnership Programme (ECPP) to help support members of her immediate community.  Mabale, who is employed as an analyst in Engen’s... 

Montego acquires nine distribution facilities, and appoints Over 100 new employees

31st May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Montego Pet Nutrition (Montego), Africa’s largest privately owned pet care manufacturer, has recently acquired nine independent depots across the country, and has appoint over 100 new staff members in May 2022. This aligns with the company’s strategic objectives to have more control over supply... 

World-class quality printing technology from GreenTech Plastics Machinery

31st May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / GreenTech Plastics Machinery is an end-to-end product and service solutions provider to South Africa’s plastic injection moulding and packaging industries. “Thanks to our partnerships with leading global companies, we are able to offer customers a wide range of premium brand plastics machinery,... 

Zutari Associate appointed as South African Chair for global technical institute

31st May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) has announced that Zutari Associate Prof. Pierre van der Spuy is its new National Group Chair for South Africa. “Having South African representation on a global technical committee is not only a singular achievement... 

Smart Manufacturing provides new opportunities for South Africa in a post-pandemic economy

31st May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / According to a new market research report by Meticulous Research, the global Smart Manufacturing market is projected to swell at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.5% over the next seven years, to reach a value of over $446 billion by 2029. The question is, how can emerging economies,... 

Diagnosing the mining death toll: The link between workplace culture and safety

31st May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / At the end of 2021, it was reported that mine deaths in South Africa had risen for a second consecutive year, increasing by almost 44% from 2020. The sector, which employs more than 450,000 people, had experienced a promising decline in fatalities since 2007 (where its annual figures resided at... 

Intelligence at the edge drives business optimisation and increased efficiency

31st May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Navinder Singh, General Manager at In2IT Technologies  Businesses today must be more agile, efficient and proactive than ever, a feat that can only be successfully achieved through digital technologies that deliver enhanced intelligence, including the intelligent cloud, and the ability to... 

Reuters Events set the Industry Transition Agenda for 2022

31st May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Today, Reuters Events is proud to announce our partnership with Metal Packer ahead of our upcoming flagship meeting for the hard-to-abate industries - Industry Transition 2022 (September 29-29, San Diego). Leaders across multiple verticals such as mining, metals, materials, transport as well as... 

Gauteng youth help solve technology challenges of the global energy transition

30th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / High schoolers from Gauteng have taken on the challenge to learn, innovate and lead society’s transition to a net-zero future, as participants in the global energy decarbonisation company Siemens Energy’s recent Just Energy Transition (JET) Hackathon.  Thabo Molekoa, Managing Director of Siemens... 

Babcock to bring boiler units into the 2020s and meet new emission regulations

30th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Babcock has come full circle at a major power station where it will be upgrading electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) on six boiler units that Babcock designed and built in the 1980s. Using technology not available at the time, Babcock will bring the boiler units into the 2020s, enabling the power... 

2022 cloud security report

30th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Frederick Harris, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Cloud Security at Fortinet The COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to work-from-anywhere has forced organizations to significantly advance their digital acceleration initiatives, resulting in increasingly hybrid IT networks to help deliver... 

Durban relief mission 

30th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual Showroom): 2022 has not been the easiest year and certainly not for Durban residents as they were hit with extreme floods this April and May, with many people having lost their loved ones and all their possessions as houses collapsed and whole areas were flooded. Stewarts & Lloyds has a... 

World Hunger Day: Community feeding programmes critical to address youth hunger and malnutrition

30th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Approximately 2.4 billion people globally do not have access to a sufficient supply of healthy food. World hunger is an issue that persists in society, and in South Africa, it is no different, with about 40% of South Africans going to bed hungry every night. According to recent studies,... 

Creditors’ claims in business rescue and subsequent liquidation: where do they rank?

30th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The ranking of creditors’ claims during business rescue is, to a creditor, one of the most important aspects of business rescue. This is dealt with by the Companies’ Act, No. 71 of 2008 (“the Companies Act”) and has been considered by our courts in several judgments. There are various factors... 

Are counterfeit bearings a growing concern in South Africa?

30th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The reality of counterfeit bearings is definitely on the increase in South Africa. In fact, the Hawks team has recently discovered a large quantity of fake bearings – valued at over R5-million - being stored at a warehouse in Johannesburg. “As global trade increases, the issue of counterfeit... 

Embracing innovation – why telcos must diversify their offerings to ensure future survival

30th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By CG Selva Ganesh, AVP of Sales at In2IT Technologies Telecommunications requires significant capital outlay to build networks, that also need to be managed and maintained. Telcos in South Africa, and around the world, need to be able to monetise this investment, but traditional revenue streams... 

Ramp up FMCG speed, efficiencies and cost-effectiveness using BPO

30th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Tennille Bell, General Manager Sales at Programmed Process Outsourcing (PPO) In the fast-moving consumer goods industry, nothing is more important than enabling flexibility and efficiency to meet varying supply and demand with ease. Through Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), it is possible... 

The Future of Manufacturing in Africa

30th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Fostering industrialisation remains a key priority for African policymakers 

Ethical practice is a way of life

27th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Caninnah Mapena, MD, Rockwell Automation Africa The topic of business ethics is an ever-growing feature of business school courses, boardroom discussions, and corporate onboarding programmes. Consumers and employees are increasingly seeking ethical companies to associate with, to the point... 

Smart appliances are getting smarter – How LG’s ThinQ App reinvents modern living

27th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In the age of ‘an app for everything’, you’ll be glad to know there are apps that make smart living even smarter. Some of today’s latest smart appliances are now connected to the internet – and powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) – in a way that redefines modern living. Over the last few... 

Top tools for your winter arsenal

27th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With winter on its way, plenty of people will be prepping their places for wetter weather. Having the right set of tools is a must to get the job done efficiently – and safely. Let the DIY dreams live on!  Quality matters. Senior manager of Integrated Campaigns at Builders, Roshana Burnett says,... 

Labour Broker or Temporary Employment Services – the evolution of labour on demand

27th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Wayne Alcock, CEO of Quyn International Outsourcing While labour brokers have come under heavy scrutiny over the years leading to the sector being strictly regulated, this has resulted in greater protection for workers under temporary employment services. These compliance requirements have... 

Hytera showcases innovative security communications solutions at Securex South Africa

27th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Johannesburg - Hytera (SZSE: 002583), the global leading provider of professional communications equipment and solutions, announced its participation in the Securex South Africa 2022 that will take place in Johannesburg from May 31 to June 2. With its stand at A07, Hall 2, Hytera will showcase a... 

The rise of Engineering in Agriculture

27th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Thabo Mavundza – President: South African Institute of Agricultural Engineers  The past two years has by far been the most challenging of recent times. We have lost family members, colleagues, friends and income, and our professional exposure and growth has been halted due to the significant... 

NDSV’s NEC 3 & 4 for newbies tip series

26th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By construction law specialist, educator, and director at NSDV, Cameron Staude, and the NSDV Construction Law team  Free legal advice may sound like the start of another lawyer joke, yet here we are: we’ve developed an easy-to-follow ‘NEC 3 & 4 FOR NEWBIES’ series designed to see you build –... 

VWSA launches Volkswagen Online Maths Initiative

26th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Expanding their commitment to supporting strong education that empowers the youth, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has launched the Volkswagen Online Maths initiative. This pilot project, developed in partnership with Tuta-Me (an online learning platform by Optimi Workplace) and Odin... 

AECOM announces next phase of its Sustainable Legacies strategy

26th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The aim is to advance sustainability initiatives that deliver positive impact both at AECOM and in communities around the world In time for World Environment Day on Sunday 5 June, globally trusted infrastructure consulting firm AECOM has announced the next phase of Sustainable Legacies, its... 

Festo PUN-H-T tubing and fitting combinations for multiple applications

26th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Over the past 49 years, Festo South Africa has earned their reputation for providing cleverly designed components. Continuing with their groundbreaking absolute Automation 2.0 campaign that focuses on their Pneumatic Automation solutions, they created an analogy between their tubing and... 

Engen hosts career guidance workshops to boost tomorrow’s business leaders 

26th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ahead of Youth Month, long-time supporter of education and youth development, Engen recently hosted career guidance workshops to help learners explore exciting career options open to matriculants who excel in STEM subjects.  In association with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT),... 

A new era of human-robot collaboration: the first Festo Pneumatic Cobot

26th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / What if there was a robot that was easy to operate, did not require a safety fence and was also attractively priced? That would introduce a whole new era in human-robot collaboration. This new era is now dawning with the world's first pneumatic robot from Festo. The human-robot collaboration... 

Addressing industry skills shortages by engaging in the new QCTO framework

26th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Roland Innes, Group CEO, Dyna Training and Leoni MacKenzie, QCTO Subject Matter Expert in Qualifications Development In its global risk barometer for 2022, international financial services provider Allianz surveyed 2,650 risk experts in 89 countries on the biggest perils facing industries in... 

Sustainability Summit Africa puts the spotlight on climate change, diversity, equity and inclusion, and sustainable procurement

26th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / More than 200 sourcing and procurement professionals from 87 countries gathered online for the 2022 Sustainability Summit Africa. 

How to create a cloud migration strategy for your business

26th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The benefits of cloud are clear: increased agility and efficiency, longer-term hardware efficacy, and greater security are just some of the perks. Why, then, has everyone not yet moved their operations to cloud? “Eliminating traditional infrastructure is a major undertaking,” says Andrew Cruise,... 

3-point pressure calibration in 10 seconds! 

26th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / WIKA’s model CPC3050 high-speed pressure controller is the newest device in Mensor's lineup of precision pressure controllers and can perform end-of-line three-point verification in ten seconds.  With an innovative regulator, the CPC3050 is designed for fast pressure control in industrial... 

Four industries under one Roof presents the biggest Trade Show

26th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Four well-known big industries from 31 May 2022 through 2 June 2022 are scheduled to be a part of a major exhibition on all things safety. This exhibition will take place at the Gallagher Convention Center in Midrand, South Africa from 09H00-16H00 daily hosted by Montgomery Group Specialized... 

PMI’s Africa Conference returns to In Person format, to be hosted In Nigeria

26th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading association for project professionals, has announced that its annual Africa Conference, a marquee event for The Project Economy leaders will return as an in-person event. The conference will be hosted at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos,... 

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