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Audi launches an affordable service plan for older vehicles

8th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Audi has launched the AudiSmart Service plan, an affordable new service offering which is applicable to all Audi vehicles that are 6 to 13 years old (or within a maximum mileage threshold of 270 000 KM), and which fall out of the standard Audi Freeway Plan or Freeway Plan Extension. This... 

Silver linings: SA food & beverage sector could emerge from pandemic stronger than before

8th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Covid-19 pandemic has forced mindset changes and innovation that could improve local food and beverage businesses, and could even catalyse innovation and growth in future. This is according to exhibitors and experts on the advisory board of food & drink technology Africa, the food and... 

Tongaat Hulett welcomes competition tribunal decision

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Tongaat Hulett welcomes the decision by the Competition Tribunal to approve without conditions the acquisition of Tongaat Hulett Starch by the KLL Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Barloworld. The decision by the South African Competition Tribunal is the third approval in the jurisdictions that... 

How Ford protects your car's interior while you protect yourself

7th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Due to COVID-19 guidelines, more people are cleaning their hands with sanitiser when they get back in their vehicle after essential journeys. This is good for the owner's health, but it could be bad for the interior. Chemicals like ethanol - which are used in hand sanitisers - can react with... 

Download the complementary Haibo Coronavirus© series today, to help keep your people safe, and flatten the curve.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A demographic of the South African population which is facing a tremendously high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), is the millions of workers who have recently returned to onsite places of employment. This is what inspired the Haibo Coronavirus© poster series, formulated by... 

Lockdown-hit construction industry back on building sites

7th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, it’s back to work for the construction industry, one of our major economic contributors due to the labour-intensive nature of construction activities. In fact, it has been touted as one of the key sectors the government should prioritise to ramp up... 

Sudan’s first ‘Solar Lab’ launches to provide quality-assured solar technology

7th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A joint Sudanese Standards and Metrology Organization (SSMO)/ UNDP ‘Solar Lab’ launched today in Khartoum, providing testing and certification services for solar energy technology. The lab’s core function is to ensure the quality and longevity of imported solar systems, and support Sudan’s solar... 

UJ engineers develop 3D-printed ventilator that supports multiple patients

7th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa faces a looming ventilator shortage as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases increases, daily.   In light of this, a University of Johannesburg (UJ) engineering team designed and developed portable 3D printed mechanical ventilators that have a customisable base plate to treat... 

UJ engineers develop 3D-printed ventilator that supports multiple patients

Afrisam and the environment – an ongoing partnership

7th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / AfriSam is synonymous with environmentally conscious manufacturing processes, honouring their values of ‘People, Planet and Performance’. As a leading supplier of construction materials, AfriSam has over many years pioneered and sustained numerous initiatives towards a greener planet across all... 

Afrisam and the environment – an ongoing partnership

New Engen 1app pushes all the right buttons

7th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen has announced the arrival of their new Engen 1app, which conveniently offers motorists a safe and contactless way to pay. As South Africa eases the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, many more motorists are expected on the road and visiting Engen, the country’s favourite petrol stations*, says... 

New Engen 1app pushes all the right buttons

Serco trailer the backbone for fire-fighter training vehicle

6th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A Serco Protec Steel Frostliner trailer provides the backbone for a mobile fire-fighting training gallery now in use at SASOL’s headquarters in Johannesburg. Serco built the trailer for Dräger SA who fitted it out based on specs provided by their client -it is believed to be the only one of its... 

Booyco Field Service geared up for collaboration

6th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Booyco Electronics’ partnership approach to its field service offering ensures that mines can manage the growing complexity of proximity detection systems. “The increased outsourcing of non-core technical services by the mines makes close collaboration with OEMs vital,” says Booyco Electronics... 

BEKA Schréder is excited to announce the launch of the LEDlume-midi XP. Together with the LEDlume-mini XP, we have created the LEDlume XP family.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The LEDlume XP offers optimised photometrical performance with a minimum total cost of ownership. It provides customers with the ideal tool to generate energy savings, improve lighting levels and reduce maintenance costs. The great variety of high-performance optics optimises the photometric... 

Flowrox Plasma Oxidizer to a Local Hospital

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Flowrox Plasma OxidizerTM aims to destroy 90-99 % pharmaceutical residues from the hospital wastewaters. With this installation, Flowrox is the trailblazer on a global scale as this will be the first-of-a-kind on the planet! The system will degrade pharmaceuticals before the hospital sewage... 

Mahindra #RISEforGood!

6th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mahindra South Africa, its staff, dealers, and partners are heading to some of South Africa's most needy communities to follow the company's ethos of #MahindraRISE. The #RISE ethos is at the heart of everything the company does, across the globe, including South Africa. The ethos has three... 

52 Katherine Street makes best use of its central, sloping site

6th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As if designing the award-winning Sasol Place on a curving site in Katherine Street, Sandton was not enough of a challenge for the Paragon Group, client Alchemy Properties tasked it to design a clearly-differentiated building at 52 Katherine Street, directly in front of the iconic Sasol... 

SEIFSA welcomes investigation into scrap metals supply to the local industry 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the Government’s decision to look into measures to support the metals and engineering sector, which has been under significant strain due to increased global demand and steep price hikes in both raw materials and... 

Pump manufacturer’s message to Southern Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hundreds-of-millions of people throughout Southern Africa who rely on KSB pumps for their everyday water and sanitation, electricity, agriculture and industrial requirements can remain safe in the knowledge that the pump manufacturer is fully supporting its products through the Covid-19 pandemic.... 

Zest Weg builds Africa base with local partners

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Zest WEG currently has 28 appointed partners in 22 sub-Saharan African countries outside of South Africa, and is expanding its footprint into new sectors across the region. “The key to sustainable growth in Africa is partnering with locally owned companies who have proven track records, are... 

How Human are we anymore?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / “For the well-mannered among us, we turn away from the person we’re talking to when the urge to sneeze strikes, even with a mask on, covering our nose and mouth in an effort to not spread germs. Then we say, “Excuse me.” And we wash our hands repeatedly throughout the day and may have bottles of... 

It’s time to Think Big, says PSG

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For months now, a novel virus has upended ‘normal’.  South Africans have had to wrestle with uncertainty, struggle to adapt, scramble to adjust, and clamber to create new ways to thrive. They’ve had to focus on the present, navigate the urgent, and figure out the ‘how’. But now, with the second... 

Chryso products used in award winning battery park project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / CHRYSO’s significant contribution to the successful execution of the award-winning Battery Park project highlights its commitment to provide a comprehensive range of products which optimise the placing, performance and aesthetics of concrete. Battery Park, a 12 000 m2 urban precinct at the... 

Delta Realty’s Menlo Pinnacles Obtains a Four-Star Green Star Rating

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Delta Reality, with Delta Built Environment Consultants (Delta BEC) as its Green Star consultants, successfully obtained a four-star design rating for its Menlo Pinnacles development from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). Delta Realty, the DELTA Group’s property development... 

Proudly SA launches new Buy Local consumer education campaign

3rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Proudly South African this week launches its new Buy Local consumer education campaign that will live on various platforms and which includes a tv commercial that will start flighting on 3 July, 2020. The new campaign is privileged to feature Dr John Kani who was both the face and the voice of... 

Digital Industries South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Digital Industries South Africa have launched the next level of the Digital Enterprise series (DES). Following our successful event in 2019, we have initiated a platform to consolidate our latest news and innovations, online trainings, webinars locally and globally and much more. Visit the... 

Africa’s biggest ever online event for the supply chain and procurement profession

2nd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the vital role that supply chains play in the global economy. One of the lessons it has delivered is that flexible, resilient, dynamic supply chains are critical for organisations aiming to succeed in the new business world and survive future disruptions. To... 

Drones show promise for better pan-African healthcare

2nd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Drones are being successfully deployed to support medical and humanitarian projects across Africa, but for greater, more sustainable impact, they will need to be fully integrated into supply chains within an enabling regulatory environment. This emerged during a webinar on drones for improving... 

Babcock celebrates 10 years of representing DAF Trucks

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / 2020 marks a decade of partnering with DAF Trucks as Babcock celebrates 10 years of commitment and investment in growing the premier commercial vehicle brand in South Africa. Operations Director of Babcock’s Transport Solutions business, David Black, elaborates on how Babcock has expanded DAF... 

Work resumes covid-style on Cape Town high-rise

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The highest residential block in Cape Town’s city centre – 16 On Bree – has resumed construction, but under demanding new Covid-19 conditions. The project is being developed by FWJK Developments. This makes Concor Western Cape, the contractor on the project, a pioneer in the application of... 

Mechanical pipe systems offer cost and time savings to a struggling construction sector post COVID-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / There is no disputing that the COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to have a devastating impact on the South African construction sector. According to construction market intelligence firm Industry Insight, the impact of COVID-19 on the sector will result in it shedding an estimated 120 000... 

Solar Power Africa Trade Show and Conference postponed to November 2021

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The inaugural Solar Power Africa event was scheduled to take place from 4-6 November 2020. Aimed at the renewable energy market, the event is presented in partnership with Solar Power International (SPI) and SNEC, Two of the largest solar power and related industry shows in the world. In light of... 

Entrepreneur shares his secret to sticking out tough market conditions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Small business owners need two “Rs” – resilience and reinvention – to survive the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, reckons one Fourways-based entrepreneur who has weathered his share of difficult storms. Thabiso Mkase had been married for just two months when he lost his management job... 

Pandemic disruptions an opportunity for Africa to reimagine cities

2nd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The need for social distancing and better sanitation could leapfrog African city development into a more sustainable future. This is according to Duncan Bonnett, Director Market Access & Research at Africa House, and research partner of exhibition organiser Messe Muenchen South Africa, who says... 

Configuring tower cranes for optimal value

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Louw Smit, sales director at Crane & Hoist Equipment SA, says with higher buildings the order of the day, Potain tower cranes can be specially configured for better standing height. With higher buildings the order of the day, Potain tower cranes can be specially configured for better standing... 

Pandemic disruptions an opportunity for Africa to reimagine cities

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The need for social distancing and better sanitation could leapfrog African city development into a more sustainable future. This is according to Duncan Bonnett, Director Market Access & Research at Africa House, and research partner of exhibition organiser Messe Muenchen South Africa, who says... 

PRP solutions launches Covid-19 workplace solutions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / People management solutions company, PRP Solutions (Pty) Ltd has launched a range of solutions for companies and organisations faced with new challenges for managing people safely in the workplace during and after Covid-19. Kriya Govender, CEO of PRP Solutions says that managing workforces of... 

Improve OEE with Artificial Intelligence at the Edge in Manufacturing 

2nd July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / How can manufacturers benefit from the latest machine control technology? Implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in manufacturing is picking up speed. Many companies are realizing that AI presents an opportunity to increase not only the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) – and... 

Improve OEE with Artificial Intelligence at the Edge in Manufacturing

COVID-19 crisis management team keeps isotope producer going

1st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South African state-owned nuclear technology company NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd, a subsidiary of Necsa, has stood out as an unlikely success story during the country’s national lockdown and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since late March 2020, when a strict national lockdown was declared in... 

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