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Ikhwezi Lomso ECD Centre celebrates 10 years

18th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Amid the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) celebrated 10 successful years of furthering Early Childhood Development (ECD) through the Ikhwezi Lomso ECD Centre in Uitenhage. Work on the Ikhwezi Lomso Centre began in 2010, when the Volkswagen Community Trust... 

Company’s philosophy the secret behind its success

18th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With more than 50 years of supplying and manufacturing storage and materials handling equipment globally, storage system engineering company Linvar believes its design and manufacturing philosophy has earned it the reputation of being the ‘rolls royce’ of the industry. “We believe we have the... 

Company’s philosophy the secret behind its success

Bouncing back in 2021 – a Toolkit for economic reboot in the aftermath of Covid-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / There is little doubt that 2020 has been the year that has severely tested our mettle and has left many an industry imperilled and in urgent need of reboot. But experts believe that the economic slump and consequent expected government investment into infrastructure is one of few positive... 

Feast of knowledge on offer at 2020 SAPICS conference

17th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for the supply chain profession, the annual SAPICS Conference, kicks off next week. While this year’s event is online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisers have announced that it will still feature the same powerful mix of... 

Feast of knowledge on offer at 2020 SAPICS conference
Professor Justin Goldston of Penn State University

Safety, quality and digital transformation to be key themes at Africa’s lab technology show

17th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Food and environmental safety, laboratory accuracy and quality assurance, and digital transformation will be among the top discussion points at the Forum during analytica Lab Africa next year. analytica lab Africa, presented by Messe Muenchen South Africa, is the only trade fair for laboratory... 

Strong but agile: What to consider when selecting a mobile robot for heavy loads

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mobile robots are becoming an integral part of future-oriented factories. Autonomous mobile robots, also known as AMRs, have become progressively more versatile and can support various material handling tasks. Mobile robots in the production environment help to reduce the workload of employees,... 

Last chance to register for important Hypermobility conference

17th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African motor industry is an important player in the local economy with extensive plans for major investments into the future. Not only will it be one of the key industries under discussion at the upcoming South African Investor Conference, but the way forward for the industry will also... 

SA Investment Conference – SAICE calling for Inclusivity and Economic Growth for All

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ahead of the 3rd South African Investment Conference taking place on the 17 – 18 November 2020, the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) is calling on Government to put in place strategic plans to ensure that the investments sought for the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery... 

POWER WEEK AFRICA 2021: An interactive virtual summit for power & energy professionals

17th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Specially designed for the African electric power & energy industry, POWER WEEK AFRICA (20 - 23 April 2021) is the 3rd annual international virtual conference delivering a unique experience for each day of the event. We will be broadcasting live interactive presentations, in-depth panel... 

Innovation through composite construction

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Steel and concrete are the most commonly used construction materials. Innovation comes to life when you intrinsically connect two load-carrying structural members to deflect as a single unit, this is termed as composite construction.  Composite construction provides a method of using two... 

POWER WEEK ASIA 2021: Lifelike Virtual Conference for Power & Energy Experts

16th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 6th annual POWER WEEK ASIA Virtual Conference (15 - 18 March 2021) is now open for registration. Across 4 days, we will be broadcasting live interactive presentations, in-depth panel discussions, and networking sessions from leading experts across the world. POWER WEEK ASIA attracts the... 

Tackling Africa’s energy crisis

16th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With many African countries struggling to keep up with the energy consumption demands of its citizens, the argument for a move away from unreliable coal-fired power stations has never been greater. This has left many African countries scrambling to adopt more integrated energy supply and demand... 

Water cannon joins list of remote operating machines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley Operations has achieved a world first in mobile equipment interoperability - integrating a remote operated MacLean water cannon into its Epiroc automation fleet at Cadia East. In 2018, Cadia commenced a loader automation trial with mining equipment manufacturer,... 

Construction industry’s ‘next normal’ to emerge at the Big 5 Digital Festival

16th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / On 23-26 November, 120+ expert speakers, 500+ global brands, and thousands of industry professionals to take decisive actions for the future of the world economy’s largest ecosystem. As the world is preparing for the next normal, so does construction. Today, construction leaders are tasked with... 

The 100% black women owned engineering and development firm MPAMOT won the coveted CESA Aon international engineering project of the year award at a virtual CESA Awards held on 11 November 2020.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The flagship Cote d’Or National Sports Complex in Mauritius WON the coveted CESA Aon engineering excellence international project of the year award. This project was executed by the Indian Ocean Games Joint Venture (IOG JV), formed by Mott MacDonald Africa (Pty) Ltd (now MPAMOT Africa) and Ruben... 

Unemployment numbers reflect deepening negative impact of covid-19 lockdown, says SEIFSA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) released today by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reflects the deepening negative impact of the national lockdown put in place to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the overall depressed economic environment across major economic sectors, the Steel... 

Festo helps young South Africans realise their dreams

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Festo has been a leading worldwide supplier of automation technology and a performance leader in industrial training and education programs for almost half a century. They are more than just an automation supplier; they play a vital role in the development of young people in the country. Festo is... 

Festo online training platforms break learning barriers

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Online learning has significantly grown over the past years. With the development of new technologies and the advancement of the internet, being physically present in a classroom or learning station isn‘t the only learning option. People now have the opportunity to gain new skills at their... 

Common Data Environment (CDE): What You Need to Know for Starters

13th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Many organizations in construction and engineering (and the related software space) recognize the need for a common data environment (CDE) to support collaboration across project participants. But what is a CDE, really? 

Common Data Environment (CDE): What You Need to Know for Starters

Bitdefender BOX 2 allows parents to manage their children’s Internet access

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bitdefender BOX 2 boasts an advanced parental control solution that lets parents easily manage the time their children spend on the internet each day, alerting parents to inappropriate photo requests, calls for meetings outside the house and suspicious demands for private information. Launched in... 

Zincodic

13th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Zincodic creates locally manufactured, environment-friendly corrosion protection products of the highest quality.   As a highly innovative company, Zincodic produces specialised corrosion and chemical resistant coatings that are non- isocyanate, non-flammable and do not contain any volatile... 

Zincodic

Mastercard and Payment24 Put Fleet Managers in the Driver’s Seat

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Partnership will see fleet operators enjoy simpler, more secure payment processes at the fuel pump   Mastercard has partnered with Payment24, an international fuel payment fintech based in South Africa, to offer a payment solution that will help fleet management companies streamline payments,... 

FICO survey reveals that financial services firms are severely lagging in online consumer services

12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Today, FICO released a report from business information firm Arizent that examines the perceptions of hundreds of financial services leaders from banks and fintechs to better understand the banking industry’s progress towards digital transformation and its preparedness for digital disruption.... 

Easy Cut Studio 5 is now available for KASA, UKCutter, VEVOR, SSK, Helo and OmniSign Plus cutters

12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A perfect vinyl cutting software that optimized drivers for all commonly used cutting plotters and achieve highest flexibility.   

Easy Cut Studio 5 is now available for KASA, UKCutter, VEVOR, SSK, Helo and OmniSign Plus cutters

Office space repurposed: How derelict office blocks are being transformed into e-commerce and distribution hubs

12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A derelict office block in a predominantly industrial part of Wetton, in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs, has been given a new lease on life and converted into a multi-tenant industrial park. Called Wetton Works, this new space helps meet the growing demand for smaller distribution centres located... 

Office space repurposed: How derelict office blocks are being transformed into e-commerce and distribution hubs

Bobcat planers at the cutting-edge of road construction projects

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / More manoeuvrable than dedicated planers and cost-effective to maintain, Bobcat planer attachments are being deployed on many road-rehabilitation and maintenance projects in the country. This durable and versatile attachment is being used by enterprising contractors to mate uneven pavement... 

Cape Town settlements benefit from cool roofs this summer

12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is rolling out 26 000 m2 of cool roofing technology in the City of Cape Town as part of the Cool Roofs and Insulation Collaboration. The purpose of the roll out is to show the power of passive cooling when cool coatings are used in... 

Cape Town settlements benefit from cool roofs this summer

Nestlé feeds ambitions of unemployed youth

12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Twelve months ago, Rendani Netshivhale was an unemployed BCom graduate who despaired of ever getting a job. Today, she’s the top consultant at a Johannesburg-based recruitment agency, and her future has never been brighter. Rendani is one of more than 40,507 young South Africans to have benefited... 

GEMÜ announces its latest generation of soft seated butterfly valves

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Valve specialist GEMÜ has redesigned its tried-and-tested butterfly valves and now offers the GEMÜ R480 Victoria in wafer version. In redesigning the GEMÜ R480 Victoria series, a specialized team from the design, product management, quality management and production departments has refined a... 

How to address the “New Normal” of Factory Automation in Food Manufacturing  

12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Food and beverage companies can now set the course for the time after the Covid-19 pandemic using automation to boost competitiveness and productivity. Manufacturers should focus their resources on four market driven perspectives: workforce, product quality, flexibility and sustainability.  

How to address the “New Normal” of Factory Automation in Food Manufacturing

Tackling the scourge of modern slavery in supply chains

12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / No matter which part of the world you live in or what industry you work in, modern slavery is closer to you, your business and your country than you may think, according to Rachel Wu, managing director: Asia at Axis Group International. Wu recently shared her insights and experiences on modern... 

Tackling the scourge of modern slavery in supply chains
Rachel Wu, managing director: Asia at Axis Group International

Flight centre travel group welcomes new competition in the local airspace

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Flight Centre Travel Group welcomes the arrival of new competition in the South African skies saying it is great news for the local leisure and business traveller.  This week saw the launch of a new domestic carrier, Lift, spearheaded by aviation veteran Gidon Novick, as well as the... 

Production of machined components and fully assembled engines drives Ford’s Struandale engine plant

12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth is best known for producing all of the engines used in the locally assembled Ford Ranger pickup – which is not only one of South Africa’s best-selling vehicles, but is also the country’s top light commercial vehicle export, shipped to over 100... 

Alcohol industry welcomes the normalisation of liquor trading hours

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa’s alcohol industry welcomed Wednesday evening’s announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa to resume the trading and distribution of alcohol for off-site consumption to normal licensed trading hours, with effect from today, 12 November 2020. Under lockdown level 1, sale of alcohol for... 

Morocco, host country of AFRICA PPP

12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 12th edition of the annual event Africa PPP, Infrastructure Investment Partnerships Conference, will be online for the first time and will take place on the1st – 2nd of December 2020, under the theme: “Partnering on public infrastructure projects for sustainable development and economic... 

WEBINAR - Youth Voices in Spatial Transformation

12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The City of Ekurhuleni, in partnership with the SA Cities Network will be hosting a webinar on 24 November 2020 at 10:00. 

WEBINAR - Youth Voices in Spatial Transformation

BASA welcomes the lifting of restrictions on off-consumption trade of alcohol

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) welcomes the announcement by President Ramaphosa this evening that the current restrictions on the off-consumption trade of alcohol will be lifted, so outlets will once again be able to trade during all licensed trading hours.   Over the past seven... 

Listen to the water – a new podcast series

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A new podcast series called #ForWaterForLife launches on Iono.fm 

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