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SA Exhibition industry expects to bounce back in 2021

3rd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Despite lockdown event postponements and cancellations in 2020, local exhibition organisers expect the industry to weather the disruption. 

Engen retailers support over 6 000 Diepsloot families with food hampers

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Caring Engen fuel retailers from Johannesburg and Tshwane have completed another delivery of food hampers to Diepsloot families, taking their total deliveries of basic necessities over the course of the national lockdown to 6 350.  A final delivery of 350 food parcels and other essential items... 

Automated Covid-19 screening enables seamless return to work

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / After two months in lockdown, most South African businesses have the all clear to return to work with the downgrade to Level 3 regulations as of 1 June 2020. However, the recommencement of trade will be far from business as usual, with workplaces required to take precautionary measures against... 

Start with the beginning in mind. How do we 'future proof' the events industry?

3rd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The events industry, as with many others, has been thrown into a complete state of turmoil since the beginning of the year as a result of COVID-19.  As bans on travel and public gatherings remain in place, people are asking questions.  How long will these restrictions last?  When and in what... 

Start with the beginning in mind. How do we 'future proof' the events industry?
Joshua Low

Rossmin Limestone – Food Grade Additive

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Heeding President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call for essential services to continue operations during the lockdown announced in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, opencast mining operation Rossmin has registered as an essential services provider and continues to supply calcium additives to the food,... 

Training by the South African Institute of Tribology

2nd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Covid-19 and lockdown have strangled business and the economy over the past 2 to 3 months.  Business now needs to leap to the defence of South Africa as Level 3 eases the lockdown against this unseen viral enemy. Business has a delicate balancing act: 

SAPMA African initiatives praised by World Coatings Council

2nd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) plays a dominant and exceptionally important role in the goals and operations of the World Coatings Council, according to WCC president, Andy Doyle. Doyle, based at the WCC headquarters in Washington, was the guest speaker in the recent... 

Force Majeure Claims in terms of Standard Form Construction Contracts

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Authored by Fasken lawyers Jesicca Rajpal, Bianca Da Costa, Muhammed Moti & Lucrecia Sadhaseevan Introduction 

Yanmar develops autonomous technologies for maritime work

2nd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As autonomous vehicles become a more and more common feature of our roads and farms, maritime robotics technologies are also progressing rapidly. Starting in 2017 with the Robotic Boat, an unmanned maritime vessel, Yanmar has been working on the deployment of auto-navigation and automatic docking... 

Yanmar develops autonomous technologies for maritime work

Plate machining capability answers client demands

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Polymer bushing and wear material manufacturer Vesconite Bearings has taken delivery of a Haas gantry router with a 3,200-mm bed. “This will be a busy addition to the company’s machining capability,” says production manager Robin Crabb. 

T.D. Williamson POLYSTOPP® Quick Connect System increases safety and speed of gas distribution pipeline isolations

2nd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / T.D. Williamson (TDW), the global pipeline solutions provider, introduced its latest isolation innovation for the gas distribution market, the POLYSTOPP® Quick Connect system. Lightweight and easy to use, it allows operators to isolate a polyethylene (PE) line twice as fast as other methods while... 

T.D. Williamson POLYSTOPP® Quick Connect System increases safety and speed of gas distribution pipeline isolations

Traceability emerges as an imperative for African manufacturers

2nd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Globalisation, developments in international trade, changing customer expectations, digital transformation and, of course, the novel coronavirus, are forcing the African manufacturing sector to reinvent itself.  In a world where COVID-19 imposes physical distancing requirements on us and reveals... 

Unexpected uptick in PMI for May 2020 is refreshing, says SEISA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A surprise uptick in overall business activity for May 2020, as captured by the headline Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), despite subdued economic activity from the lockdown, bodes well for companies in the manufacturing sector, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa... 

Ctrack and the Amy Foundation seek to create a better future for South African youth

2nd June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Employment has been declining over the past two decades and South Africa’s workforce is not future proof, highlighting the need for upskilling our youth and workforce in South Africa, according to Statistics SA. By the official count, 6.7-million people are unemployed in South Africa, which is... 

The Big 5 postponed to September 12-15, 2021

1st June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / dmg events announces that their annual trade show, The Big 5, and will next be held on 12-15 September 2021, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The new dates also apply to the specialised events that are staged alongside The Big 5 - The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East... 

Digitisation, collaboration to help pharma supply chain weather Covid-19 impact

1st June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Stakeholders in the pharmaceutical supply chain are grappling with a growing gap between air cargo capacity and demand for lifesaving medical products, as flights are grounded and borders closed. Many African countries now report medicine shortages and challenges in securing costly imported... 

Volkswagen's T-Roc to make a digital premiere in South Africa

1st June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Volkswagen's major vehicle launch for 2020 will be streamed via a digital event. The T-Roc will premiere in South Africa on Thursday, 17 June 2020. "Covid-19 has necessitated our brand to find new and innovative ways to communicate with our customers as well as launch our exciting range of... 

Volkswagen's T-Roc to make a digital premiere in South Africa

Ford begins phased production and operations restart in South Africa on 1 June with enhanced safety protocols

1st June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ford has implemented a phased restart for its South African operations beginning 1 June, including restarting vehicle and engine production and bringing back the first wave of employees that are not able to do their jobs remotely. "We've been working intently with national government, our safety... 

Construction industry will survive turbulent times

1st June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Reports of the demise of the construction industry in South Africa are greatly exaggerated, says construction giant Grinaker-LTA. Responding to fears that the construction industry is in its death throes thanks to the delisting from the JSE of Group 5 and ESOR and the sale by some of SA’s top... 

Dis-Chem pharmacies use tech to enhance delivery

1st June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Dis-Chem has partnered with Picup to enhance its last mile delivery across more channels within the Group. The pharmaceutical giant is now using Picup's innovative technology and crowdsource driver network to optimise its deliveries. At the beginning of the lockdown, Dis-Chem approached Picup to... 

Bobcat keeps Drizit Environmental on green during the lockdown

1st June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Keeping its customers up-and-running during the lockdown and providing them with the same level of service and support that they are accustomed to has been a priority for Bobcat Equipment South Africa. An example of this its relationship with Drizit Environmental, a local manufacturer of a... 

Air Products Commissions Second Nitrogen Plant at Tronox Mineral Sands in Empangeni

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Air Products On-Sites Projects Team recently celebrated the successful commissioning of the second Prism® Nitrogen production unit at Tronox Mineral Sands in Empangeni, KZN. The plant will be owned and operated by Air Products and will supply high purity Nitrogen on an “over the fence” basis to... 

Campaign to fund bicycles for essential workers launched

1st June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Believing we can all make a difference to those in need during the current global pandemic, a cycle shop in Khayelitsha is on a mission to provide bicycles for essential workers residing in townships. On Saturday 30 May Khaltsha Cycles officially handed over the first 10 bicycles to essentials... 

Campaign to fund bicycles for essential workers launched

MANUFACTURING MATTERS: The future of manufacturing

1st June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Manufacturing Indaba hosts illuminating webinar series in partnership with Futureworld presented by global speaker and renowned Futurist, Craig Wing 

Style conformity with Technicrete’s conleaf pavers

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Whether it is a residential estate or a commercial park, style conformity plays an important role in the success of such developments. The choice of paving plays a role, not only for appearance purposes, but also for future maintenance planning. These were the key factors when the owner of a... 

The Coronavirus and Emerging Technologies in Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Coronavirus pandemic will forever change the way we do things.  The future for those returning to work will look very different to before, with emphasis on distancing, sanitization and disinfection.   

Style conformity with Technicrete’s Conleaf pavers

29th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Whether it is a residential estate or a commercial park, style conformity plays an important role in the success of such developments. The choice of paving plays a role, not only for appearance purposes, but also for future maintenance planning. These were the key factors when the owner of a... 

Style conformity with Technicrete’s Conleaf pavers

juwi to construct wind and solar farm in regional Western Australia

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The hybrid project consists of a renewable energy hub which will include a 4 megawatt solar farm combined with two 4.5 megawatt wind turbines integrated with a lithium ion battery system and gas generators. juwi Renewable Energy Pty Ltd, the Brisbane subsidiary of German renewable energy... 

How a gas network saves business

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Under the effects of COVID-19, supply chains across South Africa are undergoing a profound change. Manufacturing and production ecosystems need to evolve and innovate to mitigate the economic fallout. Now, more than ever, a keen balance needs to be drawn between innovating and cost-saving.  In... 

Can AI discriminate against you?

29th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / One of the most common misperceptions in the world of Machine Learning about bias is “If I don’t use age, gender or race, or similar factors in my model, it’s not biased.” Well, that’s not true. Even though the same people holding this opinion know that Artificial Intelligence can ‘learn’ and... 

Achieving energy efficiency with correct lubrication

29th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With colder winter weather setting in across the country and the possibility of electricity supply uncertainties arising again as South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown eases, companies will be looking for ways to take the best possible care of their equipment and reduce their energy consumption. The... 

Achieving energy efficiency with correct lubrication

Cleaning and Disinfecting for the Prevention of Coronavirus spreading 

29th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Due to the fast-spreading nature of Corona Virus (COVID-19), the disinfecting of communal and public spaces has become a necessity across the globe. This is crucial in the pursuit of curbing this virus. Cleaning of surfaces followed by disinfection is the best practice for prevention of COVID-19... 

Cleaning and Disinfecting for the Prevention of Coronavirus spreading

Sustainable access flooring made from old tyres now available from KBAC

29th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / KBAC Flooring’s Raised Flooring division now has the capacity to provide a unique form of “green” raised flooring which uses rubber crumb cradles made from recycled truck and car tyres. In addition to rubber crumb cradles, the KBAC Raised Flooring’s InstaCradle system employs cradle packers,... 

Sustainable access flooring made from old tyres now available from KBAC

Reminder to complete our reader survey

29th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media would like to thank all readers who have participated in our Engineering News Online reader survey. Our survey period will close at the end of this week, whereafter we will work through all the results and respond to those who had specific questions or comments. If you have not... 

Reminder to complete our reader survey

A comprehensive end-to-end waste management program is now an essential part of corporate sustainability

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A comprehensive waste management program is an important part of any organisation’s overall sustainability goals. Waste that companies produce that has the potential to do some of the greatest environmental harm. As business and manufactures start to reopen many retain their objectives of “zero... 

Opinion piece: Mounting pressure for SA’s biggest polluters as their GHG emissions face public scrutiny

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at EDS Systems Within seven days of the end of national lockdown, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries is due to release its report on the greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions pertaining to South Africa’s largest polluters. In so... 

Level 3 liquor let-down looms, warns supply chain professional body

29th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Many South Africans are rejoicing over President Ramaphosa’s latest announcement that the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown regulations will mean they can restock their liquor shelves and wine fridges. When SA moves down to lockdown level 3, alcohol sales will be permitted under specific... 

This tech business is growing at the speed of sound

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th May 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Terrena Rathanlall Three years ago, Mojalefa Mashokwe resigned from his job and decided to open his own sound engineering business RF Junky. And in that time, he has gone from an unemployed, cash-strapped young man with a dream to an established businessman with an impressive client list. 

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