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Optimising the Cloud journey

6th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cloud services are critical for SMEs in the current environment, but they require experienced advisory and a comprehensive offering, writes George Thabit Ayad Thomas, Senior Solutions Manager of HUAWEI CLOUD Africa Region. The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown has effectively demobilised the... 

From Madiba Shirts to Masks – Keeping Business Alive During COVID-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Financial experts have warned that the local economy will be heavily impacted by the long-term effects of COVID-19. So, how are businesses adapting to meet these unprecedented challenges? Adapt to survive 

BI is a critical supplier to sugar mills

6th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / From the growing of sugar cane on the agricultural side to sugar refineries on the production side, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) plays a key role in this important economic sector. With 60 years’ experience servicing this industry, it has gained meaningful expertise that has... 

SEIFSA welcomes high court ruling in favour of designation and localisation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has welcomed yesterday’s high court ruling in favour of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) in a procurement matter, saying that it will boost struggling local businesses amid the pandemic-induced... 

Learnings for manufacturers and distributors as we enter the era of invigoration

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Paulo de Matos, SYSPRO Chief Product Officer Over the last few weeks, the world has seen unprecedented interruption for most industries.  Trillions of dollars in value have been wiped out.  Businesses have needed to shift operations to suit present-day needs. Huge segments of the workforce... 

The reliability of forehead infrared thermometers in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The screening of people using non-contact thermometers, has become one of the many striking images to come out of the COVID-19 crisis in South Africa. Infrared (forehead) thermometers are widely used to screen people for high fever, one of the symptoms of the coronavirus, to identify people that... 

The reliability of forehead infrared thermometers in South Africa

Datacentrix wins significant AFGRI Managed Services opportunity

5th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Datacentrix, a high performing and secure ICT solutions provider, has won a three-year managed services contract with AFGRI Agri Services (AFGRI), with the aim of assisting the agricultural services company with driving its digital transformation strategy. The new project will incorporate the... 

Keeping social distance while keeping petrol tanks full – Covid-19 has changed our petrol stations

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Declared an essential service, South Africa’s petrol stations have kept supplying vital fuel throughout the Covid-19 lockdown while radically changing the way they do business. “Re-building an airplane while still flying it is the best analogy” says Tebogo Mekoa, Retail GM of Astron Energy which... 

Festo in the fight against Covid-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Festo has taken its social mandate to combat the Covid-19 crisis by launching several focused support projects such as the development of an emergency respiratory ventilator, supporting the production of protective facemasks and the installation of an emergency hospital. Moreover, the LifeTech... 

Dask Distributors brings Saint-Gobain abrasives manufacturing to SA

5th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / JOHANNESBURG — More competitive pricing is on the way for the South African automotive abrasives market thanks to Dask Distributors launching a new manufacturing partnership with leading international materials provider Saint-Gobain. Abrasives are used extensively in the automotive and... 

Dask Distributors brings Saint-Gobain abrasives manufacturing to SA

Debt collection faces a corona tsunami

5th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Many banks in both developing and mature credit markets are insufficiently prepared. The economies in many countries have not seen a recession for more than a decade. Low levels of unemployment and low loss rates in retail credit have allowed banks to lose focus on their collection and recovery... 

Insulated traffic door makes an impact

4th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With greater emphasis placed on ease of access into and out of areas in the workplace, the Apex SR 9000 insulated impact traffic door stands out as product that will meet these needs, give years of dependable service and still look good. This fully gasketed heavy duty impact swing door is locally... 

Insulated traffic door makes an impact
Lightweight but robust, the Apex SR 9000 door is engineered to withstand heavy traffic and impact

Lean and focused: Nclose grows internationally off next-generation business approach

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SA IT security specialist extends reach across EMEA, Indian Ocean Islands South African IT security specialists Nclose are seeing solid growth and – despite the lockdown – have just recorded their best quarter ever, thanks to the company’s unique focus on customer centricity and lean, agile... 

EFG Engineers reflects back on 20 years in the industry and the road to recovery post pandemic

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When Eric Foster originally founded Eric Foster & Genote/Associates (EFG) as a one-man consulting civil engineer practice in 2000, South Africa was a new democracy opening up to many opportunities, with a rapidly changing landscape. Twenty years on, the practice known today as EFG Engineers has... 

Impact of Digitalisation on Africa’s Energy Sector in a Post COVID World

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / COVID-19’s negative repercussions on Africa’s economies have highlighted the importance of achieving energy security to be capable of enduring pandemics and realising a post-crisis economic recovery. Clean energy and the innovative technologies that accompany it, represent a critical catalyst for... 

Free Webinar – Stainless Steel: Case Studies in Corrosion

4th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Chemical Investigation Services, in partnership with Creamer Media Contract Publishing will be hosting The Essentials of Stainless Steel - Case Studies in Corrosion webinar on Wednesday, 26 August 2020 at 15:00. 

Free Webinar – Stainless Steel:  Case Studies in Corrosion

Impact of Digitalisation on Africa’s Energy Sector in a Post COVID World

4th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / COVID-19’s negative repercussions on Africa’s economies have highlighted the importance of achieving energy security to be capable of enduring pandemics and realising a post-crisis economic recovery. Clean energy and the innovative technologies that accompany it, represent a critical catalyst for... 

Volkswagen opens vehicle assembly facility in Ghana

4th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Volkswagen is expanding its footprint in Sub-Sahara Africa with the official opening of a vehicle assembly facility in Accra, Ghana. With this investment, Ghana becomes the fifth Volkswagen vehicle assembly location in Sub-Sahara Africa; the other locations are in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and... 

Air Envirotech opens its doors to support industry in working for cleaner air

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / AIR ENVIROTECH, specialists in air pollution, dust control and pneumatic product handling for the mining, metallurgical processing and general industrial sectors, announced today that it has commenced operation, providing a comprehensive range of air environmental and pneumatic conveying services... 

The reliability of forehead infrared thermometers in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The screening of people using non-contact thermometers, has become one of the many striking images to come out of the COVID-19 crisis in South Africa. Infrared (forehead) thermometers are widely used to screen people for high fever, one of the symptoms of the coronavirus, to identify people that... 

Forwarding food waste to the vulnerable gains momentum amid Covid-19 crisis

3rd August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a tragic paradox, Covid-19, the lockdown regulations and associated economic downturn are resulting in vast amounts of potential food waste while half of South African households report going hungry in the past three months, according to a distressing new survey.  This situation demands a... 

Afrisam provides concrete opportunities to uplift women in business

3rd August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the country battles the Coronavirus pandemic and its devastating effect on lives and livelihoods, for a company in the west of Johannesburg, there was a silver lining during this health crisis. Protective clothing manufacturer, Pello Yabasadi Business Enterprise was jolted into action by the... 

Afrisam provides concrete opportunities to uplift women in business
AfriSam placed an order of thousands of masks with Pello Yabasadi Business Enterprise

RS PRO queue management system enables people to maintain a safe distance in crowded environments

3rd August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SMART-Q beacon tower features luminous and acoustic signalling to manage the flow of customers and staff in environments where queues can typically gather  

RS PRO queue management system enables people to maintain a safe distance in crowded environments

Booyco continues technology drive despite Covid-19

3rd August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / While the Covid-19 lockdown has forced many companies serving the mining sector to downscale, Booyco Electronics is continuing to apply and develop its technologies for safer, more productive mining operations. With its nationwide team of some 180 field technicians serving opencast and... 

Booyco continues technology drive despite Covid-19
Production at Booyco Electronics is going strong to meet customer demand

RS Components reaches shortlist in UK Diversity Awards 2020

3rd August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers, has been shortlisted in the annual National Diversity Awards, which celebrate unity in our society by recognising positive role models who... 

Power women driving health & safety

3rd August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mining, construction, manufacturing and health and safety were once male dominated sectors. But the women heading the SafetySA business units serving these sectors have upended the stereotypes, proving that South Africa’s women need nothing more than a level playing field to forge ahead in any... 

Concrete floor finishing made easy with Chryso

3rd August 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Concrete is the ultimate, timeless solution for floors. The success of a durable and functional floor lies in the ability to produce a quality finish, typically characterised by a smooth and consistent surface, whether in an industrial or decorative setting. With CHRYSO® FiniSafe, finishing... 

Concrete floor finishing made easy with Chryso
CHRYSO FiniSafe is considered a key solution for finishing concrete surfaces

SACEEC

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In response to the recent article advertised in Creamer Medias Engineering News, we at the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) fully endorse the ‘Made in Africa’, the ‘Proudly Produced in Africa’ initiative. Our current regional trade is approximately 15% in comparison to the... 

Kagiso trust announces new chairperson

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mankone Ntsaba has been announced as the new Chairperson for Kagiso Trust. Ms Mankone Ntsaba has been with the Board of Kagiso Trust since 2009 and has served as Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of the Programmes Committee for the last six years. She has served as a member of the Board of... 

Thought Leadership: Smart transport & e-mobility the catalyst to green recovery

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Whilst world cities occupy just 3% of the Earth’s land today, they account for two-thirds of the world´s energy demand and 70% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As urbanization increases and the world’s population expands, cities are also expanding rapidly. Urban areas are hubs of... 

World Water & Wastewater Challenges addressed

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Lack of water and climate change are among the top 5 global risks, according to the World Economic Forum. However, pioneering solutions that can help meet both challenges are ready to be replicated. As the world population rises and people pursue higher standards of living, more water is needed... 

2019 in Review: Customer Insights for African Mini Grid Developers

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Guest author Sam Miles highlights key findings from 2019 research reports on mini grids in Africa. Miles is an independent writer and consultant whose work has been featured by the World Economic Forum, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and Lighting Africa. Email Sam. 2019 was a big year for the mini... 

Makana shows the need for cohesion during the Covid-19 pandemic

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / More than ever, the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that collaboration, cooperation and the co-creation of solutions are vital between all local stakeholders if communities are to prosper. Speaking at a recent Trialogue webinar – ‘Supporting Local Government in the Midst of a Global Pandemic’ – Paul... 

NGVs: The growth in popularity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Running a vehicle on Compressed Natural Gas is a novice concept for many South Africans. Although Natural Gas filling stations have been active since 2014, there is an inherent love affair amongst South African’s for Petrol and Diesel powered vehicles. In contrast globally, Natural Gas Vehicles... 

Schneider Electric shows they are acting to build a green and inclusive future for all through H1 extra-financial results

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Schneider Electric exceeds their year-end target, taking their overall performance for avoiding primary resource consumption to just over 126,000 metric tons The Group reaffirms its commitment to achieve 2020 goals and looks ahead at the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals 

FUCHS New Commercial Vehicle Engine Oil for MAN Euro VI-d Engines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / FUCHS Lubricants has introduced a new TITAN CARGO PRO 3977 SAE 5W-20 engine oil.  As part of the introduction of the Euro VI-d emissions standard for commercial vehicles by law MAN has published the MAN M 3977 specification. The specification has been specially designed to lower the fuel... 

Babcock prevails under pressure

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Following a rupture on the mainsteam piping system on one of the units at a major power station, Babcock’s Ntuthuko Engineering division, along with two other major boiler companies, was part of a competitive bidding process to develop a proposal in a very short period of time to repair the... 

Innovative ways connected monitoring and management systems can save food retailers money right now

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It is a challenging time to work on a supermarket’s technical team right now. Competitive pressure has brought an even greater need to reduce running costs; and often to do it with a reduced headcount. Many new kinds of store facility technologies promise to help. Big data, automation, and the... 

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