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SMEs of Tomorrow - Tips to Drive Growth in 2022

26th November 2021 Employing over half the workforce, driving significant growth in the private sector, and representing some 98% of all businesses, SMEs are the lifeblood of the South African economy. 

Focus on digital education in schools

19th November 2021 The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) is working with the private sector to roll out programmes that enable broad based digital education in schools across the country. Project Liberate envisions a Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) hub that focusses on education and... 

Image of training workshop to show that Macrocomm Group are working with government to provide broad based digital education to learners
Macrocomm Group are working with government to provide broad based digital education to learners

Seasonality and Small Business: How SMEs can plan for the festive season

18th November 2021 Although South Africa’s economy has shown some signs of recovery, the true cost of the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest in July this year must still be calculated. 

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Greater access to business funding is crucial for SMEs

12th November 2021 Running a business is a long game that requires flexibility, adaptability, and capital. To keep it moving in the right direction is an ongoing commitment. Just as a business has gathered the funds to get off it’s feet or has started to make a profit, there comes occasions when extra funding is... 

Greater access to business funding is crucial for SMEs

On-demand support for connectivity solutions

12th November 2021 A leading provider of audio visual (AV) and information technology connectivity and management solutions, has announced that it is establishing a local presence in Johannesburg, South Africa. ATEN International will provide support and a virtual interactive showroom for hands-on training and... 

Image of ATEN International's Johannesburg showroom
ATEN International offers training and product demonstrations at its Johannesburg showroom

Consumers hungry for Otima’s affordable kid’s lunchboxes

By: Tracy Hancock     13th September 2021 Launching its 850 ml kid’s lunchboxes last year, Johannesburg-based plastics manufacturer Otima Plastics is operating at full production capacity to meet demand, manufacturing 60 000 kid’s lunchboxes a month. The price point of the product is a major driver of demand, says Otima domestic and... 

Otima’s affordable kid’s lunchboxes

Settling disputes in the civils sector

3rd September 2021 The Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) provides a vital service to settle disputes for the civil engineering industry, helping to maintain fairness and stability in the sector. Through the BCCEI’s Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC), dispute referrals are resolved as... 

Image for the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry that helps settle disputes for the civil engineering industry (image supplied by Concor)
The Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry helps settle disputes for the civil engineering industry (image supplied by Concor)

Aftermarket services guarantee reliable pumps

3rd September 2021 Ensuring that pumps perform consistently requires the support of a number of aftermarket services, such as access to critical spares and experienced staff to maintain units to original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) standards. Even the best quality pumps need to be supported with a full range of... 

Image of Integrated Pump Technology staff maintaining pumps to OEM standards
Integrated Pump Technology staff maintain pumps to OEM standards

Business intelligence platform gives companies a competitive edge

28th July 2021 A new artificial intelligence- (AI-) driven data analytics solution is designed to empower businesses to surface precise and actionable insights through self-service data preparation and augmented analytics. The end-to-end self-service BI Platform, which combines a newly-launched augmented... 

Image of Zoho Corporation’s Business Intelligence (BI) Platform used for a range of data insights
Zoho Corporation’s Business Intelligence (BI) Platform can be used for a range of data insights

Software application upgraded for improved architectural, engineering and construction productivity

28th July 2021 The commercial computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting software application for architecture, engineering and construction, AutoCAD, has been upgraded. Developed by software engineers Autodesk and distributed across Southern Africa by WorldsView, AutoCAD 2022 enhancements include the AutoCAD Web... 

Image of AutoCAD 2022 with pull away drawing windows to display side-by-side or on multiple monitors
AutoCAD 2022 incorporates pull away drawing windows to display side-by-side or on multiple monitors

Rittal

14th June 2021 Rittal has continuously evolved into the world's leading systems provider for enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure, software & services. Today, Rittal offers you a perfectly coordinated system platform. It unites innovative productions, pioneering engineering... 

Rittal

Data protection solution reaches one-million mark

11th June 2021 Data backup solutions company Veeam recently celebrated one-million active installations of its Backup & Replication solution at its annual user event, VeeamON 2021. The company asserts that it delivers the most advanced data protection solutions for cloud, virtual, SaaS, Kubernetes and physical... 

Veeam Software delivers backup and data protection solutions
Veeam Software delivers backup and data protection solutions

Data analytics service for SME financial services businesses

3rd June 2021 A new service aimed at delivering real-time data insights within 24 hours promises to boost business decisions and competitiveness of SME (small to medium-sized enterprise) financial services companies in South Africa.   Data from the South African Revenue Services estimates that there are about... 

Explore Insights offers data analytics services to SME financial services companies in South Africa
Explore Insights offers data analytics services to SME financial services companies in South Africa

Echo Point by Cosasco

2nd June 2021 The latest innovation in wireless, high temperature, ultrasonic monitoring – Up to the 3x more sensitive than competing sensors. 

Echo Point by Cosasco

Online tool streamlines supply chain carbon footprint data

28th May 2021 A new cloud-based tool is designed to give businesses the digital resources needed to get a 360-degree view of their carbon footprint. Global customer relationship management (CRM) company Salesforce has introduced the Salesforce Sustainability Cloud Scope 3 Hub to help companies streamline the... 

Salesforce has introduced the Salesforce Sustainability Cloud Scope 3 Hub
Salesforce has introduced the Salesforce Sustainability Cloud Scope 3 Hub

Covid 19 boosts demand for off-site CCTV monitoring

30th April 2021 Remote working as a result of lockdown regulations caused by the Covid 19 pandemic has meant that business assets are more vulnerable to burglary and vandalism. This has led to a greater focus on ensuring adequate security for many businesses. Traditional on-site guards are regarded as effective... 

AI Surveillance offers offsite CCTV monitoring
AI Surveillance offers offsite CCTV monitoring

Pre-owned equipment from around the world

23rd April 2021 A new website dedicated to the sale of pre-owned equipment from across the globe has been launched. Bell Equipment created the online solution to promote its pre-owned equipment through a dedicated global website, which is also accessible from the company’s website. 

Bell Equipment has a website dedicated to promoting its pre-owned equipment
Bell Equipment has a website dedicated to promoting its pre-owned equipment

Live Webinar on Hardox® 500 Tuf

13th April 2021 The new generation of wear plate for tipper trailers, mining and agriculture dump bodies, buckets, containers and other equipment exposed to heavy wear. 

Live Webinar on Hardox® 500 Tuf

Fighting corruption placed in the hands of the public

26th March 2021 Corruption Watch (CW) has developed a new platform that aims to improve transparency and accountability in policing in South Africa.  CW explains that the interactive open data tool was inspired by engagements with communities experiencing police violence and was developed in response to many... 

The Veza online tool was developed to improve transparency and accountability in policing in South Africa
The Veza online tool was developed to improve transparency and accountability in policing in South Africa

Local video eventing platform takes off

26th February 2021 A South Africa-based start-up company has seen a rapid growth in the demand for its online video eventing services. The company quickly identified a gap in the market, when Covid-19 restrictions made physical gatherings for conferences, meetings and events impossible. 

Send it offers a range of online video eventing services
Send it offers a range of online video eventing services

Digital transformation boosts manufacturing into Industry 4.0

5th February 2021 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): Global leading digital solutions provider SMS group offers a range of smart products and services designed to enhance opportunities for new business models and provide long-term added value for plant operators in the form of enhanced plant performance and... 

SMS group uses automation and digitilasation to offer manufacturing solutions
SMS group uses automation and digitilasation to offer manufacturing solutions

Locally-designed carbon tax analytics solution available

8th January 2021 A solution designed to assist organisations in the monitoring and management of carbon emissions, is now available. The solution aims to simplify compulsory greenhouse-gas (GHG) reporting, while providing a near real time view on GHG emissions and the effects of manufacturing process changes. The... 

The EcoGauge carbon tax analytics solution from EDS Systems  monitors and manages  carbon emissions
The EcoGauge carbon tax analytics solution from EDS Systems monitors and manages carbon emissions

Tailor-made mini-bulk fuelling solution

11th December 2020 SPONSORED POST: Founded in 2009, Gulfstream Energy currently supplies about 2% of South Africa’s fuel requirements across a number of industry sectors – delivering over one-million litres of fuel each day out of 30 depots across South Africa. With over 10 years of experience in the fuel industry... 

Gulf Stream delivery vehicle used for on-site fuel delivery
Gulf Stream delivery vehicle used for on-site fuel delivery

Ensuring the effective maintenance of system critical infrastructure

26th November 2020 System critical infrastructure refers to any system, function or asset that plays a vital role in a country’s security, economy, public health or public safety.  Ensuring the maintenance of such infrastructure requires ongoing monitoring to avoid the disruption of normal operations and to ensure... 

DMT Kai Batla's SAFEGUARD system enables remote monitoring of mines after closure
DMT Kai Batla's SAFEGUARD system enables remote monitoring of mines after closure

New silo measuring system simplifies monitoring and control

20th November 2020 A new cloud-based tank and silo monitoring system is a first of its kind in South Africa, providing real-time, remote access on a mobile phone or computer. The Silo and Tank Optimiser from Shock Wave Engineering measures and reports the amount of content in a silo or tank and the rate at which... 

The Silo and Tank Optimiser from Shock Wave Engineering monitors stored content
The Silo and Tank Optimiser from Shock Wave Engineering monitors stored content

Poynting Antennas

16th November 2020 Poynting Antennas has a long history of designing and supplying specialist antennas for mining and tunnel communication systems in various mines and tunnels.  

Sintech

16th November 2020 Tritec Sintered Products (Pty)Ltd commenced business in Johannesburg in 1984 as a closed corporation, converting to a Propriety Company in 1996 trading under the much more sensible name of Sintech.  

Sintech

Schauenburg Systems

16th November 2020 Schauenburg Systems, an Original Equipment Manufacturer for mine safety, offers the services of a system integrator with comprehensive turnkey solutions for mine safety solutions and management.  

Smart meters enable accurate billing

5th November 2020 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): Smart meters are defined as an advanced meter that identifies the electricity consumption pattern in better detail as compared to a conventional meter. Smart meters have basic functions that conventional meters do not. Smart meters have the ability to send and... 

A smart meter from Enbaya Prepaid Meters
A smart meter from Enbaya Prepaid Meters

Flooring specification advice at the touch of a button

30th October 2020 Specifying flooring is a vital part of any project and deciding on the product best suited to a particular project can be daunting. There are a vast number of flooring options and  respective applications available and specification considerations could include flooring type and supplementary... 

Polyflor's Online Advisor platform provides  flooring specification advice
Polyflor's Online Advisor platform provides flooring specification advice

Prepaid water meters prevent billing confusion

30th October 2020 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): The purpose of a water meter is to measure the amount of water delivered to a household, register the consumed amount of water over a fixed period and ensure that an accurate bill can be generated. Enbaya Prepaid Meters offers a range of services related to the... 

Prepaid water meters from Enbaya Prepaid Meters
Prepaid water meters from Enbaya Prepaid Meters

Global marketplace facilitates buying and selling of assets

23rd October 2020 A new digital marketplace offers a platform for companies to purchase or dispose of assets to customers on a local, regional or national level. The AllSurplass online marketplace has assets in 500 categories on offer. It is backed by global asset disposal company Liquidity Services and is an... 

The AllSurplass online marketplace website
The AllSurplass online marketplace website

New technology helps to increase harvest yields 

14th October 2020 A new technology is set to give the local citrus industry a boost to cement its position as South Africa’s largest and most important contributor to fruit export, based on value and volume. The citrus industry has grown considerably in the last few years, establishing South Africa as the world’s... 

New technology from Agri Technovation assists citrus farmers
New technology from Agri Technovation assists citrus farmers

Tailored hydraulic service and maintenance contracts

1st October 2020 Hytec South Africa, a Bosch Rexroth SA company, has introduced a 12-month warranty and tailored service and maintenance contract for new and existing hydraulic systems. The company explains that most hydraulic systems are purchased without a service plan and that its newly launched... 

Hytec SA offers engineering support and on-site hydraulic service and maintenance
Hytec SA offers engineering support and on-site hydraulic service and maintenance

Business-to-business online shopping for the industrial sector

18th September 2020 A new e-commerce shopping platform, specifically for businesses in the industrial sector, has recently been launched. Benchmarked on international best practice, the system is designed to be efficient, user-friendly and customer centred. BMG Online enables 24-hour browsing and ordering from a... 

BMG has launched its new online shopping platform, BMG Online
BMG has launched its new online shopping platform, BMG Online

Disaster recovery solutions tailored to SME's

4th September 2020 To date, structured disaster recovery solutions have been available only for larger South African companies, however, new services specifically tailored to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are now available. Disasters may take various forms – whether environmental, such as fires and... 

ContinuitySA has introduced Recovery as a Service (RaaS) aimed at SMEs
ContinuitySA has introduced Recovery as a Service (RaaS) aimed at SMEs

Wireless timecard facilitates Covid-19 screening and tracking

31st July 2020 A timecard application (app) is now available for mobile or on-site screening of employees’ wellness before commencing a work shift. The app is particularly suitable for use in sectors such as healthcare, government, logistics and distribution, merchandising, construction and maintenance, as well... 

The Econz Timecard app is accessible on mobile phones
The Econz Timecard app is accessible on mobile phones

Place your product under a permanent spotlight

2nd July 2020 A new interactive web-based platform – called Creamer Media’s Virtual Showroom – is to be launched. The Virtual Showroom is positioned to serve as a key business to business communications platform ideal for product launches, demonstrations and webinars. 

Place your product under a permanent spotlight
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