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Cutting-edge IoT and ICT solutions help eliminate carbon headaches

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Enterprising South African companies are harnessing the power of the internet of things (IoT) and information communications technologies (ICT) to significantly improve the measurement and management of their carbon (CO2) emissions. More have followed suit since the introduction of the first... 

Investing in a sustainable energy future

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Anton Niemann, Shell Downstream GM Lubricants, delves into how natural gas has provided a source of current and future energy production, and how this has benefited the engine lubricant sector. It is no secret that as global populations increase, the need for energy will continue to rise. There... 

Engen upskills teachers to prepare Youth for 4th Industrial Revolution

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen, in partnership with One-on-One Community Based Programme, recently ran a four-month training course for mathematics and physical science teachers from Mogwase district in the North West province aimed at preparing them for our rapidly evolving technological world. Drawn from 20... 

Latest Socomec power-monitoring device available from EM

18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A new panel-mounted power-monitoring device (PMD) from Socomec has been launched locally by leading supplier ElectroMechanica (EM). The Socomec DIRIS A-40 has been designed for measuring, monitoring, and reporting electrical energy. The latest PMD offers a range of functions for measuring... 

Ten in a row for Engen: SA’s coolest Petroleum Brand

18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen has again been voted the “Coolest Petroleum Brand” in the Sunday Times Generation Next awards. This is the tenth consecutive year that South Africa’s youth have backed Engen, reaffirming the company’s uncontested brand leadership and market strength. With youth development playing a central... 

American Express Launches v Payment in South Africa as part of its Holistic Travel Purchasing Solution for Travel Management Companies And Corporates

18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / American Express has launched vPayment in the South African market, offering travellers and travel agents a safe, simple and reliable way to pay for their travel bookings. vPayment controls and streamlines the payment and reconciliation process by assigning a unique American Express virtual... 

American Express Launches v Payment in South Africa as part of its Holistic Travel Purchasing Solution for Travel Management Companies And Corporates

How A Pair Of Stained Takkies Led A Young SA Entrepreneur To His Calling

18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A pair of prized All Star takkies ruined by old engine oil was how Moses Mokgosi’s passion for the proper disposal of used lubricant oil started. Moses was only 14 when he became aware of the problem of used oil not being disposed of correctly. He was visiting a friend when he accidentally soaked... 

How A Pair Of Stained Takkies Led A Young SA Entrepreneur To His Calling

Passport 360 is a ‘game changer’ for Anglo American

18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Diversified mining house Anglo American has always relied on the latest technology to locate new resources, plan and build new mining operations, and process and market its products around the world. It is for this reason that the commodities giant has cited Passport 360 as “a real game changer”... 

Passport 360 is a ‘game changer’ for Anglo American

Afrox continues to put gas safety first this winter

18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the uncertainty around power supplies this winter, there is an expectation that many more South Africans will be using LPG for the first time. As one of the largest suppliers of LPG into the domestic and hospitality markets in South Africa, Afrox has negotiated long-term import agreements... 

Industrial Marketing – Cutting-edge Strategies for Manufacturers to Accelerate their Businesses

18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The concept of industrial marketing emerged in the 1980s when businesses identified the need to sell products to other businesses. Today, many industries create products solely for another business such as large-scale manufacturing machinery. A vast number of companies the world over are... 

This Youth month Engen celebrates a future leader from Estcourt

18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Youth Month is special as it provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of helping young gifted South Africans explore new horizons and reach for the stars. Nokubonga Ngqulunga, a young chemical engineer is one of many whose horizons have broadened thanks to Engen.  Reflecting on the... 

Engen upskills teachers to prepare Youth for 4th Industrial Revolution

18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen, in partnership with One-on-One Community Based Programme, recently ran a four-month training course for mathematics and physical science teachers from Mogwasa district in the North West province aimed at preparing them for our rapidly evolving technological world. Drawn from 20... 

Engen upskills teachers to prepare Youth for 4th Industrial Revolution

Bosch Projects has been awarded a Silver Arrow certificate for the National Survey on Consulting Engineering Firms at the 2019 PMR.africa Business Excellence Awards function, held in Gauteng on 3 June.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / “The PMR.africa awards are the culmination of an independent research process, where companies are rated based on respondents’ perceptions, with a strong focus on evaluating and measuring client service and satisfaction,” explains Gert Fourie, Gauteng’s Regional Director, Bosch Projects – a... 

Making a safe move to cloud-based document management with Capisol Software

18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Automate business processes, increase efficiency and reduce cybersecurity risks As the trusted provider of an integrated, cloud-native, document management platform for businesses in a wide range of industries, Capisol Software is very well acquainted with the realities of cybersecurity attacks... 

Pallet labelling in the toughest environments

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / CimPak pallet labelling systems from Markem-Imaje are available in South Africa from Pyrotec PackMark. Earning a reputation for quality and reliability in the toughest manufacturing environments, the CimPak pallet labelling systems’ design offers a flexible, scalable solution for achieving the... 

Challenges of shopping online

18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Gone are the days of travelling vast distances to find a specific product and no more standing in long queues to pay. Online shopping has certainly changed the way we shop, but it doesn’t come without its own challenges. This is according to Bluegrass Digital managing director Nick Durrant.... 

Challenges of shopping online

Africa Automation Fair 2019 wraps up with strong growth

18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Key event reflects SA’s growing interest in IIot/4IR Africa Automation Fair, the key networking platform for the Industrial Automation and Smart Control Industry, ended on a high note at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg last week, with an 11% increase in exhibitors and 5% increase in visitors,... 

Turning loyal customers into business partners is a win-win for long-term growth

18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Building strong relationships with existing clients is important for repeat business. This is especially true in the niche South African property development industry, which is dominated by a number of key players. In addition, recommendation and endorsement by clients plays a vital role in... 

Turning loyal customers into business partners is a win-win for long-term growth

The Prevalent Amazon Effect and its Impact on Manufacturers

18th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The technological revolution has introduced a new level of innovation in the way business operations are conducted. A decade ago, it may have seemed inconceivable that manufacturers would one day have the propensity to market and sell their product to far-flung countries with the mere support of... 

Alstom at Africa Rail 2019: Rail solutions for Africa

14th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / At Africa Rail Exhibition,in Johannesburg, Alstom will showcase its latest rail solutions for Africa. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems and offers a complete range of solutions for regional mobility needs. The development of rail transport and infrastructure in Southern... 

Investors in SA need a long-term view

14th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The social, political and economic situation in South Africa is likely to become more turbulent in the short term to medium, and investors in the country need to take a long-term view, says analyst Dr Frans Cronje. The new government’s ‘New Dawn’ vision is stillborn and will not be sufficient to... 

AECOM mentors the young professionals of tomorrow

14th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A candidacy mentoring programme run by integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM is playing a vital role in ensuring newly-employed graduates attain professional registration. The programme, which includes monthly touchpoint and quarterly progress sessions, tracks performance and nurtures... 

Affordable and reliable energy pivotal to Kenya’s delivery of its Big Four agenda

14th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Mphokolo Makara Kenya, is a significant sub-Saharan economy and is a pillar in the East African region. It boasts a favourable economic outlook, and is promoting its “big four agenda”, which prioritises food security, manufacturing, universal healthcare, and affordable housing, through which... 

Affordable and reliable energy pivotal to Kenya’s delivery of its Big Four agenda

Next-gen additive manufacturing machines to support SA industries in short-term

14th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The second generation of solid-state laser powder-bed fusion metal additive manufacturing machines will be deployed to produce complex and niche parts for industries over the short-term, and will support increased local manufacturing and industrial activities, says Council for Scientific and... 

Next-gen additive manufacturing machines to support SA industries in short-term

The global supply chain for steel, copper and aluminium products set to gather in Johannesburg for the inaugural Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference

13th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Metallic wire, cable, tube and pipe products are crucial to industries that are key pillars of economic development across Africa; such as mining, power supply and construction. For the first time, a conference is being held to bring together local stakeholders and international experts to... 

Westcon-Comstor achieves Level 1 B-BBEE Rating

13th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / New rating shows commitment to transformation and paves the way for sustainable business development in the South African market   

Westcon-Comstor achieves Level 1 B-BBEE Rating

‘Speaking for steel’ - record-breaking sponsorship for SAISC 2019 Steel Awards despite tough market conditions

13th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The SAISC Steel Awards have come a long way since their humble beginnings 38 years ago when the occasion was marked with a cheese and wine event attended by a handful of people, in a room decorated with printed posters of the entries. This year, record sponsorship of the awards has grown by a... 

‘Speaking for steel’ - record-breaking sponsorship for SAISC 2019 Steel Awards despite tough market conditions

Broll Signs Exclusive African Affiliation with Cushman & Wakefield

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Broll Property Group, the largest independently owned Pan-African commercial property services company, has entered into an exclusive affiliate arrangement with Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate services company. The new venture represents a partnership with Broll’s Occupier... 

Successful stormwater management with permeable paving

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The effective management and subsequent attenuation or storage of stormwater has never been more critical in South Africa than at present. For many local municipalities, submission of stormwater management plans is compulsory with all proposals for new commercial and residential developments.... 

PayU launches operations in Kenya to enable global organisations seamless access to East African markets

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Economic growth in the East Africa region is estimated to remain at a steady 5.9% in 2019, a significantly higher percentage than North Africa at 4.9% and Southern Africa at 1.2%, according to the African Development Bank. The countries with the highest economic growth include Rwanda, Kenya and... 

Siemens to acquire ESTEQ to accelerate digitalization for customers in Southern Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Acquisition of distributor ESTEQ brings an experienced team and long-standing customer relationships to Siemens Siemens invests in Southern and Eastern Africa to promote Digital Industries Software portfolio 

Shell launches e-fluids to optimise electric vehicle performance

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Shell has announced the launch of its new range of fluids specifically designed to work in battery electric vehicles (EVs). These E-Transmission Fluids, E-Thermal Fluids and E-Greases are positioned to make battery EVs perform better and be more efficient, and forms part of Shell’s ongoing drive... 

Kwikspace enters channel partnership with Kaap Agri

12th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Kwikspace and Kaap Agri, the specialists in agricultural, fuel and related trade and retail markets in Southern Africa, have entered into a channel partnership that will see Kaap Agri stores promote the Kwikspace offering.  The partnership agreement, signed during May 2019, is the first... 

Heavy Haul Game Changer  

12th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) chairperson Brian Monakali, who is also acting Rail Network GM at South Africa’s Transnet Freight Rail, believes collaboration is the key to ensuring that global heavy haul operators mitigate the risks associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution... 

Heavy Haul Game Changer

3rd National Pharmacy Conference to find solutions for health challenges facing the country

12th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) will be hosting the 3rd National Pharmacy Conference in October 2019, in North West. The conference will bring together more than 1 000 pharmacists, pharmacy support personnel, policy-makers and decision makers to find solutions for issues affecting South... 

Gas analysis and the 4th industrial revolution

12th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Compressed gas laboratories are now able to benefit from the connectivity and automated big data analysis features of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Afrox’s Hans Strydom explains.   

Top trends energising Africa’s power sectors

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An optimal energy mix for Africa relies on a variety of generation technologies. In fact, in a 2015 report McKinsey estimated that if every country in Africa had to build to meet their current electricity demand, the region would require about $490 billion of capital for new generating capacity –... 

Securing the Transformation to the SD-WAN Powered Branch

12th June 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Director – SADC at Fortinet Traditional WAN infrastructures are struggling to keep up with the growth of SaaS applications providing critical business functions in enterprise branch offices—especially those that require reliable and high-performance connections,... 

Securing the Transformation to the SD-WAN Powered Branch

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