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Kamoa Copper is committed to improving the lives of Congolese nationals through its education initiatives in the DRC

31st August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Kamoa Copper’s Community Relations Department, led by Leon Tshikuta, Senior Community Relations Superintendent, is committed to ensuring that its host communities have access to improved education, healthcare, and clean water. This commitment is reflected in the rollout of a new adult literacy... 

Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 moves to Johannesburg Expo Centre

31st August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Flexibility in the current volatile socio-economic climate is a critical survival tool. The Africa Automation Technology Fair (AATF) has demonstrated a resilience and ability to thrive, despite the constant challenges that face the trade show sector. Following feedback gathered from in-depth... 

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

31st August 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... 

Opinion Piece: Are you effectively using the features of your collaboration tool? 

31st August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Raeford Liebenberg, Manager at Silvermoon, a Galix company With the events of the past 18 months, the rules of engagement have changed fundamentally for businesses. Unified Communication (UC) and collaboration platforms are now critical enablers, supporting the new Work From Home (WFH), work... 

COVID-19 and data science: Modelling a pandemic

30th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Dr Mark Lambrecht, Director of Global Health and Life Sciences Practice at SAS According to media reports, analysed data for South Africa suggests that the current wave of infections (wave 3) is expected to end around the end of August 2021, but that estimates indicate the fourth wave could start... 

Zig zagging at Carnival Gardens

30th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Carnival Gardens located at Salfin, Boksburg on the Ekurhuleni boundary with Gauteng, is a three-phase, 888-unit Affordable Housing Development project consisting of one- and two-bedroom units. Technicrete, part of the Infrastructure Specialist Group (ISG), were commissioned to supply the... 

Rockwell Automation appoints Kalahari Automation Distributors as new authorised distributor in Botswana

30th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Rockwell Automation has announced the appointment of Kalahari Automation Distributors (KAD) as a new authorised distributor in Botswana. With an abundance of mineral deposits and a scarcity of water, Botswana presents an interesting industrial landscape that stands to benefit from such... 

Quality cement paves way brighter economic future

30th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By ensuring that a high quality of cement is used in infrastructure, South Africa is investing for a stronger future, according to Richard Tomes, sales and marketing executive at construction materials leader AfriSam. “With our history going back 87 years, AfriSam has sustained a significant... 

Opinion Piece: Playing catch-up to the early adopters of analytics, AI and machine learning

30th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Sarthak Rohal, VP - IT services at AlphaCodes Early adopters of data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools have found themselves in a position of favour in today’s rapidly accelerating digital world. Far from being a point of differentiation, these... 

Cyber Security Africa Distribution appointed as Mimecast distributor into Africa

27th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cyber Security Africa Distribution (CSAD) has been appointed as a Managed Service Provider, to sell and manage Mimecast’s integrated services and solutions to customers across Africa. Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME) is a leading email security and cyber resilience company.Through this... 

Atlas Copco partners with distributor, BMG Mozambique, to support customers in the region

27th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In keeping with their customer-centric mind-set, Atlas Copco business areas, Power Technique and Compressor Technique, ensure seamless product and service delivery to their customers in Mozambique through their distributor, Bearing Man Group (BMG) Mozambique. Established in 1974, BMG has an... 

Engen contributes to new sensory room at Sparrow Foundation School 

27th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen has stepped up to support Sparrow Foundation School by contributing to an innovative new sensory room that will provide disadvantaged learners with cognitive learning difficulties with the opportunity to access quality education.  The official unveiling of the school’s first sensory room -... 

ECSA Consults Voluntary Associations on the Identification of Engineering Work

27th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / On Thursday, 26 August 2021, the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) hosted its first industry consultation on the Identification of Engineering Work (IDoEW). The session, attended by, government representatives as well members from Voluntary Associations, sought to gather views, concerns... 

Structural reforms required to encourage investment

27th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director at SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa South Africa requires creative and innovative solutions to put the economy back on a sustainable financial path. Structural reforms are needed to enable a more business-friendly environment aimed at encouraging investment in... 

Floodlighting for Star Raceway Klerksdorp

26th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder has supplied the LED floodlighting solution for Star Raceway Klerksdorp in the North West Province, which is an oval track race venue. The OMNIBLAST-3-E MAXI was the LED floodlight of choice due to its superior design and excellent light uniformity, making this the best illuminated... 

Tourism leads vaccine charge with #Jab4Tourism campaign

26th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the September high season looms, South Africa’s tourism sector is eyeing our vaccination levels as it becomes a defining criteria against which inbound international travellers decide to visit the country. To encourage South Africans to get vaccinated in numbers, the tourism sector is getting... 

Tessian selects Nclose as its first South African channel partner in Africa

26th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Nclose, a South African organisation providing cybersecurity services and support to global organisations, has become Tessian’s first South African channel partner. A leader in email threat management and detection, human layer security company Tessian has recently developed its new channel-based... 

Disputes continue to be resolved for civils sector

26th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Settling disputes is a key aspect of maintaining fairness and stability in any sector, and the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) continues to render this vital service for the civil engineering industry. Through the BCCEI’s Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC), dispute... 

SBS® Solutions SA and SALGA assist Bushbuckridge Local Municipality to deliver water to community

26th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Dedication and commitment to ensure that the Thulamashe community in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga would have access to their basic rights saw employees from water security solutions company, SBS® Solutions SA, head out from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, despite widespread protest action and looting, to... 

Kemach Equipment cements partnership with Liebherr

26th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With effect from August 2021, Kemach Equipment is the appointed South African partner to Liebherr for the sales and aftersales service of construction and earthmoving machinery. Les Lothian, CEO of Kemach Equipment, is galvanised by the partnership, saying, “Our experienced sales team is now... 

The organic waste landfill ban is around the corner: Are we ready?

26th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Western Cape is half a year away from the 2022 target to divert at least 50% of all organic waste from landfill. So the big question is, can the Western Cape divert at least 50% of 533 745 tonnes of municipal organic waste and 326 935 of commercial organic waste? With organic waste... 

How to reset South Africa’s small business trajectory for growth through entrepreneurship 

26th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Pieter Bensch, Executive Vice-President at Sage Africa & Middle East Now is an opportune moment for the government to take bold steps to grow the small and medium business (SMB) sector – as new finance and small business development ministers take their posts – and as South Africa counts the... 

SA homes becoming smarter as high speed internet becomes an essential

26th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Shane Chorley, Head of Sales and Marketing at Frogfoot Access to affordable always-on connectivity, such as that provided by fibre, and advancement in home automation technology has resulted in a growing number of South Africans showing an interest in, and adopting smart home technologies.... 

IITPSA calls on ICT sector to inform ethical, equitable ICT progress in SA

26th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has urged ICT practitioners to become ‘activists’ for ethical, equitable ICT policy development and access as the country moves into a post-Covid era. Speaking at the national IITPSA AGM, IITPSA President Thabo Mashegoane... 

Women making strides in engineering & construction

25th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / This Women’s Month, we celebrate Yolandi Jonker, Business Development Executive at RIB CCS, as she talks about her successful and enriching journey in the predominantly male-dominated industry of engineering & construction. Jonker grew up in Rustenburg and from a very early age, learnt to be... 

Blockpower installs cutting edge Hybrid Solar Energy system in Zimbabwe

25th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Blockpower has recently completed the second phase and is in the process of implementing the third phase of the installation of a 4.6 MWp, 3 MVA, 1 440 kWh hybrid solar system in Zimbabwe. In the Chipinge district of Zimbabwe sits the Tanganda Tea Company’s agricultural estates (TTC). Tanganda... 

Texas pump manufacturer orders Vesconite bushings for new range

25th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Some 2,000 pump bushings have been ordered for a new vertical turbine range that is being developed by a Texas pump manufacturer. The pump manufacturer has been a client of Vesconite Bearings since June 2012, ordering wear-resistant Vesconite Hilube bushings for applications that call for small... 

Opinion Piece: When ransomware strikes, can you recover fast enough?

25th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Kate Mollett, Regional Director at Commvault Africa Ransomware attacks have become increasingly common, and they are even available on the dark Web to purchase as a service. There have been many incidents in the news, where major companies have been left with little choice other than to pay... 

The critical need for digital transformation in the construction industry

24th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / At a recent conference hosted by RIB CCS exclusively attended by senior construction industry executives, the overarching message was that the construction industry has to embrace technology to remain relevant. This because it will result in a better delivery of projects on time and within... 

Engen steps in to help with food relief for South Durban and Midlands families 

24th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen has stepped up to help communities affected by the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal, by providing food relief to those impacted in South Durban and Hlutankungu in the Midlands.  South Africa’s favourite petrol station brand* partnered with the Imbumba Foundation to distribute 400 food hampers in... 

Bilateral DFFE on Carbon Budget Methodologies 6 August 2021

24th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Carbon Budgets are currently still a voluntary process where companies still have the choice to participate in this process. If they do participate they receive a carbon budget allowance to reduce their carbon tax liability. However from 1 January 2023, carbon budgets will become mandatory and... 

New grant launched for businesses impacted by the recent unrest

24th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) has launched a new incentive programme, the Critical Infrastructure Reconstruction Programme (CIRP), to support enterprises that were affected by the unrest and looting in Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal in July. It is a cost-sharing grant of... 

Cova unlocks the Government’s incentives toolbox for SA’s component makers

24th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / by Dylan Jessup The automotive industry is very well aware of the benefits which have been on offer through the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) and now through its successor, the Automotive Production and Development Programme Phase 2 (APDP2) and the Automotive Investment... 

AI-enabled speech analytics transform contact centre quality and compliance 

24th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Artificial intelligence-driven speech analytics opens the door to intelligent insights and smarter engagements that allow for improved customer interactions The world has moved out the office and into the home. Remote working and a growing customer trust in virtual and online engagements have... 

Colene Baker appointed Den Braven Sealants SA's interim MD

24th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Colene Baker has been appointed interim Managing Director of Den Braven Sealants South Africa. She takes on the role after being with the company for more than 20 years as the financial manager. Colene studied cost management accounts at the Technikon Witwatersrand, obtaining her national diploma... 

Celebrating women

24th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In recognition of Women’s Month in August and to raise awareness of gender-based violence, Den Braven Sealants South Africa has launched a different colour packaging for its best selling Acryl-W Sealant.  It is also in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. This product is used... 

New research exposes that bosses mistrust people to work remotely

24th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The paradox is that, while only 35% of employers trust their staff fully while working remotely, only 19% said productivity decreased since they transitioned to remote working.  That’s just one of the incongruous observations based on research conducted for Ricoh by Opinion Matters who polled 1... 

An effective Cyber Recovery strategy is key to recovery from ransomware attacks

24th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Lourens Sanders, Solution Architect at Infinidat South Africa is an attractive target for cybercriminals for a number of reasons, and the last few years have seen a sharp rise in high-profile ransomware attacks. One of the key motivations driving this volume of attacks is the fact that data is... 

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