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Asset Health Monitoring

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Back in 2019, researchers from Verdantix identified the trends in technology roadmaps for asset management technologies and compiled a helpful graphic to illustrate the value and associated growth of these technologies. Of interest to us at the time was the rapid growth and high value associated... 

The role and importance of Reliability Engineering

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The question often arises on the actual role and responsibility of a Reliability Engineer. This article considers where Reliability Engineers fit into an organisation, what kind of data they require, and when and how it should be provided. We also look at their key challenges and possible... 

Rocla supplies 414 spun concrete distribution poles to Northern Cape windfarms

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Rocla has supplied 414 spun concrete distribution poles to the Enel Green Power developed Karusa and Soetwater windfarms projects in the Northern Cape. These are for an overhead line required to join into the Eskom Komsburg Station. Kevin West, Sales Consultant for Rocla said “Although our spun... 

CHIETA and SABS work together to address unemployment

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority (CHIETA) and the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see the organisations working together to support and create new jobs  in the country’s growing chemicals sector. The MoU,... 

BI launches new Rexnord RN series for demanding applications

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The latest bearing solution for the most arduous and demanding industries is being launched by leading supplier Bearings International. The new Rexnord RN series of metric bearings offers cutting-edge design with unmatched ease of use, performance and durability. As a drop-in replacement for... 

Stellenbosch University and Imperial collaborate on real-world healthcare and climate change challenges

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Stellenbosch University (SU) has embarked on a high-level collaboration with JSE-listed Imperial Logistics (Imperial) to address real-world problems related to healthcare, as well as climate change in Africa. The University recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Imperial to... 

AVIEW Property Developers recognised at prestigious Africa & Arabia Property 2021 Awards

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cape Town Property Developers AVIEW will be recognised at the Africa & Arabia Property Awards in an online virtual ceremony on 7 October for their latest development project, upmarket retirement lifestyle village Wytham Estate. AVIEW will compete against the best property professionals across the... 

Compliance and Complexity: Data privacy in the contact centre

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Data privacy and security remain critical touchpoints in building a secure contact centre posture and framework There are three words that should define how the contact centre approaches data and privacy in 2021 - ethical, compliant, and secure. According to McKinsey, companies need transparent... 

Opinion Piece: Next-generation technology is the backbone of effective anti-money laundering efforts

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Amit Singh, Solutions Architect at AlphaCodes Money laundering is a global challenge that is rapidly evolving due to a changing economy and the rapid digitalisation of money, combined with ever-growing numbers of cross-border transactions. This digital transformation opens the door for... 

Covid-19 crisis demands renewed collaboration between African marketing professionals

13th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The COVID-19 crisis has changed consumer behaviour now and probably forever, presenting both challenges and opportunities for marketing professionals. According to Helen R. McIntee, President of the African Marketing Confederation (AMC), the marketing profession’s most pressing imperative today... 

IOPSA-registered plumbers help deliver safe water and sanitation

13th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Plumbing plays a key role in the delivery of safe drinking water, as well as the handling and disposal of human and domestic wastes. Yet, there are still many homeowners and businesses that use the services of unqualified plumbers to repair and maintain existing or install new sanitary and... 

Beyond Responsible AI: 8 Steps to Auditable Artificial Intelligence

13th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Auditable AI provides the documentation and records necessary to pass a regulatory review 

Business confidence in construction at its lowest point

13th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Business confidence in the construction industry has reached record low levels as the combined effect of the sector’s general state of decline and the unexpected shock of mass riots knocked business confidence hard in the third quarter of 2021. This is according to Craig Lemboe, a Senior... 

Easing the headache of large motor interchangeability

13th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When companies look at replacing large motors which were purchased and installed 20 to 30 years ago, they often find that frame sizes are smaller – which means the new models do not fit on the old bases. The good news is Zest WEG has the answer: a custom-engineered adaptor plate which allows a... 

Importance of environmental noise monitoring

10th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual showroom): Environmental noise is subjective as it is based on people’s perceptions of specific sounds. Environmental noise is defined as any unwanted sound created by human interaction with the natural environment. Environmental noise typically refers to noise associated with an outdoor... 

Production and sales data in the manufacturing sector reflects the impact of the unrest in the month of July

10th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual showroom) The Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA), says the manufacturing production and sales data reflects the negative impact of the July’s unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces.  According to manufacturing data released by Statistics South Africa... 

Realising the benefits of industrial AI

10th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Wilhelm Swart, MD: 4 Sight Operational Technologies There’s a buyer’s market in AI and machine learning (ML) at present, with every indication that more spend is being focused in that direction. Nevertheless, around 28% percent of AI projects have failed,[1] and many others fail to make a... 

Engen walking the talk with Generation Z 

10th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A perfect dozen! Engen has been voted South Africa’s Coolest Petrol Station by the country’s “Gen. Z’s” in the Sunday Times Generation Next, for the 12th consecutive year.  The Award comes amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and attests to the consistency of Engen’s values and commitment to... 

Enza Construction Wins Coveted 2021 Master Builders Association Award!

10th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Enza Construction (Pty) Ltd, one of Africa’s leading construction companies recently walked away with the prestigious 2021 Master Builders Association (MBA) Regional Super League Award for the work completed on The Steve Tshwete Hospital Project in Middelburg. The Master Builders Association is... 

South Africa leading the African circular plastics industry

10th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Author: Carolina Perujo Holland, Analyst, Plastic Recycling at ICIS Waste management is currently one of the main challenges faced by the African recycled polymer supply chain. Population growth rates are over 2% per year and the consequent increase in consumption of plastic packaging makes this... 

Grundfos to unveil a BIG evolution in pumping solutions for Smart Factories

10th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Exciting news is that Grundfos has organised a virtual event entitled Grundfos Smart Factories| Virtual Expo 2021 which will take place over two days on 15 and 16 September 2021. This event will provide a full 3D 360-degree immersive experience via live streaming from 10h00 to 18h00, and will... 

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ABSA building awarded EPC certificate, leading the way in energy performance compliance

9th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Every company and building owner has a role to play in South Africa’s drive to curb carbon emissions. With climate change a looming threat, energy efficiency measures must be adopted across the board – especially considering South Africa’s coal-dominant energy sector.  In December 2020, the... 

CESA wins big at 2021 FIDIC Member Association Excellence Awards

9th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) was declared winner in the Strategic Programme category at the 2021 FIDIC Member Association Excellence Awards for its ‘Protecting Lives and Livelihoods’ campaign. Held on Wednesday, 8 September, the MA Excellence Awards recognized individuals, teams,... 

Three reasons why water will outrank the electricity crisis on your business’s agenda

9th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Helen Hulett Water – or rather the lack of it – is one of the biggest risks for business in South Africa as parched industries are faced with a perfect storm of dwindling supplies, rising tariffs and crumbling infrastructure. 

Robots boosted production reducing transport time by 40% meeting FDA regulations

9th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Established in 1937, Madrid-based company, Normon, has been manufacturing high-quality medicines for over 80 years, serving customers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors throughout Europe and in the US. The company prides itself in its advanced technology and innovation, and its ability... 

Elvey appointed as Technoswitch national distributor

9th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Elvey’s appointment as a national distributor for the Technoswitch range of fire detection and suppression technology forms part of the company’s strategic plan to supplement its security offering with high-quality fire products. Tasha Smith, head of Product and Marketing at Elvey Security... 

Cova Advisory is to brief JCCI members on government grants and incentives

9th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cova Advisory will give an on-line briefing to JCCI members on government investment grants and incentives.It will be held at 10 am on the 14th of September. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

Cova to sponsor and take part in the SAIT tax indaba

9th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cova Advisory will be a sponsor of the 2021 SAIT Tax Indaba on the 20th/22nd of September. Associate Director Caroline Rheeder will be participating, speaking on trade matters. About the Tax Indaba: 

Cova is sponsoring the Manufacturing Circle Electricity Forum

9th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cova Advisory is to sponsor and will participate in the Manufacturing Circle's Electricity forum on the 28th and 30th of September 2021.   

Cova Advisory is to participate in and sponsor the 2021 SAEEC Conference

9th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MOVING ON: RESILIENCE WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY The 16th annual SAEEC Conference 3-5 November 2021 will be a virtual event and is looking forward to your participation. The theme for the 2021 Conference is: 

Improving SA’s supply chain infrastructure is key to growing the economy

9th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the vulnerability of global supply chains which have been impacted both by reduced consumer demand in some instances as well as supply constraints. 

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Payment24 platform enables SA Taxi rewards programme, for safer, smarter taxi operations

8th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SA Taxi, in partnership with Payment24, is enhancing its rewards programme to give South African taxi operators, owners and drivers expanded rewards. SA Taxi, part of the Transaction Capital group of companies, finances and insures taxis, with around 33,000 financed taxis on its books. The free... 

Truck Drivers roll up their sleeves to get vaccinated at Engen Highveld 1-Stop 

8th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen is again helping to bring health to the front seat for our country’s truck drivers, this time by providing them with easy access to the Covid-19 vaccine.   In partnership with the Road Freight Association (RFA), Trucking Wellness, and the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and... 

Protecting assets in unexpected situations: communications is key

8th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The recent unrest which cost businesses tens of millions across KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng recently brought home a number of key lessons: the unexpected can happen – quickly – and physical security barriers are not always enough to protect lives and assets. This is according to Mark Zheng,... 

FM industry advocates for vocational training as SA's youth unemployment figures spiral out of control

8th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / News reports that South Africa now has the highest unemployment rate in the world (34.4%) sent shockwaves throughout the country recently. According to the latest data that was released by Stats SA, 7.8 million citizens are jobless – topping the global list of 82 countries monitored by Bloomberg.... 

Emirates strengthens commitment to South Africa with further expansion of operations

8th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Emirates has today announced that it will be expanding its operations in and out of South Africa, boosting its schedule to 28 weekly flights by October. This is the airline’s largest weekly schedule to South Africa since the start of the pandemic, which aims to bring more competitive choices for... 

Cintocare Hospital is a benchmark in sustainable healthcare facilities

8th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari provided design and construction supervision of the mechanical services, as well as environmentally-sustainable design (ESD) consulting, at the new Cintocare Hospital in Menlyn Maine, Pretoria. It is the first Green Star South... 

Meet Siyakhulisa Trading Enterprise

8th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Siyakhulisa Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd was first registered in 2005 under another name with the sole purpose to grow chicks into chickens to be sold. The roots of the company lie in chicken farming however as time has progressed, the company has expanded its interests to include the business of... 

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