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Zest WEG introduces new super premium efficiency motors 

14th April 2021 Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG’s South African subsidiary Zest WEG group has introduced its new WEG IE4-rated super-premium efficiency motor to the South African market. Natasha Odendaal tells us more. 

Zest WEG introduces new super premium efficiency motors
Zest WEG introduces new super premium efficiency motors

On-The-Air (09/04/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     9th April 2021 South Africa’s biggest mining company this week got rid of its coal assets; South Africans, once champions of underground mining, are being outstripped by the Canadians; and South Africa needs to cut the red tape to allow for much more solar and wind power. 

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Global net zero ambitions  

9th April 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the global push for net zero, what this means for the future energy system and whether South Africa is on the same net zero pathway as other countries. 

Global net zero ambitions
Global net zero ambitions

Magazine round up | 09 April 2021 

9th April 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 09 April 2021
Magazine round up | 09 April 2021

Afroteq Advisory warns against Covid-19 complacency in the workplace   

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     7th April 2021 It is vital for South Africans to continue to implement health and safety protocols in the workplace until the majority of people have been vaccinated, says advisory and training services company Afroteq Advisory Occupational Health Department head Robert Palmer. He points out that many people... 

Afroteq Advisory warns against Covid-19 complacency in the workplace
Afroteq Advisory Occupational Health Department head Robert Palmer outlines the importance of continuing to implement health and safety protocols in the workplace during the Covid-19 pandemic

Vukile invests R90m on Daveyton Mall expansion 

7th April 2021 JSE-listed real estate investment trust Vukile Property Fund will invest R90-million on upgrades at its Daveyton Mall, in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, including a new food court. Marleny Arnoldi attended the construction launch. 

Vukile invests R90m on Daveyton Mall expansion
Vukile invests R90m on Daveyton Mall expansion

Growthpoint, Cintocare unveil new specialised surgical hospital in Tshwane 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th April 2021 JSE-listed property management company Growthpoint Properties and Cintocare, the hospital, have opened an 11 000 m2 specialised surgical hospital development in Tshwane, which is expected to become the first five-star rated green hospital in Africa, and only the fifth in the world with its... 

Growthpoint, Cintocare unveil new specialised surgical hospital in Tshwane
Growthpoint Healthcare fund manager Dr Linda Sigaba takes media through a virtual tour of the new Cintocare hospital in Tshwane. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (02/04/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd April 2021 Africa’s top geologists this week outlined how South Africa can make a fortune from exploration; Work began this week on the establishment of South Africa’s own Hydrogen Valley; and The PIC this week put its full weight behind the rapid development of hydrogen technology in South Africa for South... 

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Magazine round up | 02 April 2021 

2nd April 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 02 April 2021
Magazine round up | 02 April 2021

Fire prevention company’s offering in demand  

By: Halima Frost     2nd April 2021 Fire risk management company ASP Fire has had a productive first quarter, with numerous projects being completed or nearing completion last month. These projects include implementing or upgrading fire-detection and -protection systems for a hotel in Honeydew, Gauteng; a citrus pack house in... 

Caption:  	MICHAEL VAN NIEKERK ASP Fire's ability to apply rational design to its offerings is an integral part of its success
ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk discusses the concept of using rational design when implementing a fire prevention or suppressions system

Creecy unveils draft updated Nationally Determined Contribution  

31st March 2021   Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the draft updated Nationally Determined Contribution unveiled by Environment Minister Barbara Creecy, as well as about South Africa's climate finance targets and the fact that the country is not yet ready to... 

Creecy unveils draft updated Nationally Determined Contribution
Creecy unveils draft updated Nationally Determined Contribution

Bara500 ICU hospital handed over after six months of construction 

31st March 2021 With the surge in hospital admissions brought about by the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Gauteng departments of Health and Infrastructure Development embarked on a project to increase its ICU capacity through a national refurbishment and additional build programme. Enza Construction was... 

Bara500 ICU hospital handed over after six months of construction
Bara500 ICU hospital handed over after six months of construction

On-The-Air (26/03/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     26th March 2021 The global role that platinum can play in the fight against climate change was highlighted this week; Minister Gwede Mantashe this week praised the South African mining companies that have announced major new capital projects; and Major new opportunities are emerging in South Africa to boost... 

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Electricity sector developments  

26th March 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the details of the nature and pricing for projects selected as preferred bidders for the emergency bid window; the National Energy Regulator of South Africa's view of the future; and global wind installations... 

Electricity sector developments
Electricity sector developments

Magazine round up | 26 March 2021 

26th March 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 26 March 2021
Magazine round up | 26 March 2021

Dale completes its first-ever 96 t carton chiller 

24th March 2021 Dale Spiral Systems & Bakery Automation is this month getting its first-ever 96 t carton cooler ready for delivery to a dairy manufacturer, which has been in development for the last four years. Marleny Arnoldi visited the site. 

Dale completes its first-ever 96 t carton chiller

South African banks impacted but resilient in worst of Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 – PwC 

By: Donna Slater     19th March 2021 South Africa’s major banks were impacted negatively by an “unprecedented operating environment” during the Covid-19 pandemic, reports professional services firm PwC in its 'Major Banks Analysis' for the 2020 financial year. The analysis highlights key themes from the combined local currency... 

PwC Africa banking and capital markets leader Francois Prinsloo
PwC Africa financial services leader Costa Natsas details how South Africa’s major banks have adapted to an unprecedented operating environment. Video: KT Matlala; Editing Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (19/03/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th March 2021 Yet another South African mine is planning to generate its own electricity, this time a high 84 MW; South African miners are gearing up to win back the high level of the world vanadium market that we once held; and South Africans have won a piece of the battery materials action in a very... 

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RMIPPPP preferred bidders announced; REIPPPP procurement resumes  

19th March 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about announcements by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe of the preferred bidders for the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, as well as that Bid Window 5 of the... 

RMIPPPP preferred bidders announced; REIPPPP procurement resumes
RMIPPPP preferred bidders announced; REIPPPP procurement resumes

Magazine round up | 19 March 2021 

19th March 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 19 March 2021
Magazine round up - 19 March 2021

Babcock adds new truck models to its transport portfolio 

17th March 2021 Transport equipment and engineering solutions provider Babcock International added the latest DAF XF 480, XF 530 and CF 430 truck models to its transport portfolio earlier this month, bringing many improvements compared to older trucks in the portfolio. Marleny Arnoldi visited the company. 

Babcock adds new truck models to its transport portfolio
Babcock adds new truck models to its transport portfolio

Consultancy says carbon offsets provide whole new market for trade  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th March 2021 Under South African carbon tax regulations, companies are able to use carbon credits either from their own registered projects or from third parties to offset a portion of their carbon tax liability. This creates opportunities to develop carbon projects, as well as prospects on both the buying... 

Cova Advisory director Duane Newman
Cova Advisory unpacks the details behind carbon tax offsets

Eskom mulls alternatives to R300bn emissions-compliance spend  

By: Terence Creamer     16th March 2021 Coal-heavy electricity utility Eskom has reiterated its commitment to complying with South Africa’s tightening minimum emission standards, but CEO Andre de Ruyter has also indicated that it is considering capital-light alternatives, as well as noncoal repowering solutions to meet its obligations,... 

The road to compliance for the Kendal power station, pictured, has included a criminal prosecution
Watch Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter explaining the possible alternative solutions for meeting South Africa's minimum emission standards. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matala Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Maintenance progress alone insufficient to eliminate load-shedding risk amid 4 GW deficit   

By: Terence Creamer     15th March 2021 Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter insisted on Monday that, despite a recent return to load-shedding, progress was being made on the utility’s so-called reliability maintenance programme to improve the performance of the coal fleet to the point where the risk of rotational power cuts would be materially... 

Andre de Ruyter and Jan Oberholzer
Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter on the 4GW supply gap and what solutions could be used to help close it. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matala Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (12/03/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     12th March 2021 The black-owned mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum is studying the feasibility of generating its own green electricity; China became South Africa’s largest coal export market in the month of February; and Mines anywhere and everywhere can go green and decarbonisation is shaping the future of... 

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Creecy proclaims three more REDZ  

12th March 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the proclamation of three more Renewable Energy Development Zones and why these are important for the country's just transition. 

Creecy proclaims three more REDZ
Creecy proclaims three more REDZ

Magazine round up | 12 March 2021 

12th March 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 12 March 2021
Magazine round up - 12 March 2021

Standard Bank remains leader in sustainable finance  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th March 2021 In its continued drive to sustainable financing, financial services provider Standard Bank has announced that it will, going forward, publish a Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures-aligned report along with its yearly environmental, social and governance report. CEO Sim Tshabalala... 

Standard Bank CEO
Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala discusses the group's performance in 2020

EPP ‘cautiously optimistic’ for 2021 as further Covid-19 restrictions loom 

By: Simone Liedtke     10th March 2021 JSE-listed Polish retail landlord EPP reported earnings of €5.56 a share for the year ended December 31, 2020, exceeding the company’s guidance of between €4.75 and €5.25 a share. This, combined with a strong retail rebound in Poland and “promising” economic prospects, bodes well for EPP’s future... 

EPP CEO Tomasz Trzósło
EPP CEO Tomasz Trzósło discusses the company's latest set of financial results, and the impact of Covid-19, with Creamer Media's Simone Liedtke. Video: Recorded on MS Teams. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

VescoPlastics expansion focuses on cost-effectiveness, product life extension 

9th March 2021 Polymer supplier VescoPlastics, which produces a proprietary brand of Vesconite of bushings and wear plates that operate in various conditions, is now expanding into providing replacement parts for forklifts and forklift companies. Journalist Simone Liedtke gives us more insight. 

VescoPlastics expansion focuses on cost-effectiveness, product life extension
VescoPlastics expansion focuses on cost-effectiveness, product life extension

Mpact delivers strong performance in 2020, despite challenges  

By: Simone Liedtke     5th March 2021 By delivering its proven strategy of securing leading market positions and focusing on customers and performance, paper, packaging and recycling company Mpact delivered a strong financial performance with record cash flows from operations of R1.9-billion and a reduction in net debt to... 

Mpact delivers strong performance in 2020, despite challenges
Mpact CEO Bruce Strong speaks to Creamer Media's Simone Liedtke about the company's latest set of results. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (05/03/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th March 2021 Dr Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Minerals is going ahead with an exciting new R5.7-billion platinum mining project. Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore is going ahead with an innovative new R3.6-billion iron-ore project in the Northern Cape. Our mining industry is so desperate for mineral... 

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Renewables procurement to resume  

5th March 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about South Africa's plans to resume the procurement of renewable energy after a six-year stall, what commitments have been made by government and the potential for industrialisation around the programme?   

Renewables procurement to resume
Renewables procurement to resume

Magazine round up | 05 March 2021 

5th March 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 05 March 2021
Magazine round up

Fairvest notes improvements in property fundamentals despite ongoing Covid-19 impact 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th March 2021 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Fairvest Property Holdings, in its results for the six months ended December 31, 2020, noted strong improvements in property fundamentals and a solid 7.2% increase in distributions compared with the first half of the 2020 calendar year. However,... 

Fairvest CEO Darren Wilder
Fairvest CEO Darren Wilder and CFO Jacques Kriel discuss interim performance

Gaming industry sees ‘exceptional growth’ during Covid-19 pandemic 

By: Simone Liedtke     4th March 2021 While the patterns and consumption habits of people have changed and are now leaning more towards digital consumption, commercial gaming company Polycade co-founder and CEO Tyler Bushnell says the gaming industry has experienced “exceptional growth”. The industry was valued at about $179-billion... 

Polycade co-founder and CEO Tyler Bushnell
Polycade co-founder and CEO Tyler Bushnell gives insight into how the Covid-19 pandemic has influenced the popular video gaming industry. Video: Recorded on Zoom. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Pandemic causes irrevocable shift in media, entertainment sectors 

By: Simone Liedtke     4th March 2021 The global media, arts and entertainment industries have experienced one of the most dramatic shifts as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdown measures. As a result, these industries are now dominated by digital distribution. 

Liquid Media CFO and co-founder Daniel Cruz
Liquid Media CFO and co-founder Daniel Cruz and Liquid Media CEO Ronald Thomson speak to Engineering News about the various changes in the entertainment industry, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Video: Recorded on Zoom. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (26/02/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     26th February 2021 Great news is that the South African mining industry is planning a test mine to put new Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies through their paces; Billions of rands are being invested in new mining projects to keep up with the emerging commodity super cycle; Mining companies are making major... 

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