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Earn CPD points by attending a workshop on galvanized rebar and bolts

24th July 2021 The International Zinc Association (IZA) is hosting its second expert workshop on 11 August 2021 at 14:30. This workshop will focus on galvanized rebar and bolts.  The webinar will offer CPD points for South African engineers seeking to retain their ECSA professional status. The webinar will be... 

How digital signage can elevate and transform customer experiences

23rd July 2021 Online advertising isn’t always the most effective or exciting way to attract customers. Businesses can also leverage the innovative features of digital signage to grab people's attention, provide information, and build their brand identity in a way that is safe, efficient, and more entertaining... 

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The benefits and possibilities of establishing eco-industrial parks

By: Yolande Botes     22nd July 2021 For property managers of commercial and industrial business parks, applying the principles and methodologies of resource efficiency and other sustainable business models can not only improve their environmental footprint, but can make them more sought-after locations, have a positive benefit on... 

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Oracle brings new level of intelligence to construction projects

22nd July 2021  

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Wits drone developers reach new heights for good 

22nd July 2021 21-year-old Wits mechanical engineering student, Xolani Radebe and his business partner, Tino Kurimwi founded an aviation company in 2019. Their aspiration to build airplane engines sparked mutual interest in drone development. 

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4IR requires companies to think creatively about manufacturing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd July 2021 The world has changed dramatically over the past two years. The effect of this is rapidly altering the way we view digitisation and associated technologies as well as the concept of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). To remain in business, organisations must find new and innovative ways of... 

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Pairing renewables with gas offers fastest pathway for SA’s decarbonisation

22nd July 2021 Acombination of renewable energy and gas power will be the fastest and most cost-effective pathway to decarbonise South Africa’s electricity industry, the CEO of GE’s Gas Power business in sub-Saharan Africa asserts. 

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Oil and gas companies have role to play in lower-carbon economy 

By: Tracy Hancock     22nd July 2021 The aim of the decarbonisation transition is not to make the oil and gas industry obsolete, in an effort to achieve a low-carbon economy by 2050, , says leading global professional services company Accenture in Africa strategy and consulting senior manager for energy Yu-Feng McConnachie. 

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National siltation programme to ensure longevity of SA’s large dams 

22nd July 2021 South Africa is a semi-arid country which means that the national water infrastructure must be designed to promote and ensure that there is long-term water security. There are multiple threats to water security in South Africa, one of the biggest being the loss of dam storage capacity because of... 

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It’s people, not technology, that deliver digital transformation reality

15th July 2021 By Nkosi Kumalo, Managing Executive BCX EXA Digital transformation has become an operational necessity. It is the roadmap to process, the journey to digitalisation success and the GPS coordinates the organisation needs to shift gears into the future.  

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SA needs Energy Leadership to power up

15th July 2021 South Africans know there is no turning back the dial to ‘business as pre-pandemic usual’ but a sense of being powerless has darkened the country, as the power core of the economy disintegrates in front their eyes. Will the nation cower in the dark or is there a dial it can turn to reconnect with... 

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Decarbonising oil and gas pivotal to achieving carbon neutral future 

By: Tracy Hancock     13th July 2021 Energy decarbonisation makes good business sense, especially in the oil and gas industry, in spite of the global energy imbalance and the need to achieve the targets set by the Paris Agreement to curb climate change. 

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GE outlines roadmap for reliable and sustainable energy in SA 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th July 2021 South Africa must add between 4 GW and 6 GW of additional power generation capacity in the near term to ease an electricity constraint that has persisted for more than a decade and is making the country’s electricity system prone to economically debilitating power cuts, Industrial technology... 

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Another hurdle in embedded generation licensing exemption saga  

9th July 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe's latest update on amendments to be made to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act to lift the licensing-exemption threshold for embedded generation... 

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Good practice compressed air systems approach  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th July 2021 The most difficult part about starting the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) journey is taking that first step. The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) has made the journey to achieving significant resource savings with little investment and maintaining them... 

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Sarens Siba introduces decentralized depot structure

8th July 2021 Sarens is the global leader and industry reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting and engineered transport. With state-of-the-art equipment and value engineering, Sarens offers its clients creative and intelligent solutions to any heavy lifting and engineered transport challenges. 

Sarens Siba introduces decentralized depot structure

Efficient and Reliable Plotter Rentals 

8th July 2021 Digital printing equipment supplier Midcomp Azero offers a value proposition to clients to future-proof their business if it requires A1 to A0+ printing and scanning as part of its workflow. Midcomp Azero assists companies requiring A0 printing and scanner functionality across multiple platforms,... 

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SA needs to be doing more to avert a catastrophic water crisis

8th July 2021 South Africa is rapidly approaching a water crisis with potentially catastrophic consequences. After decades of mismanagement and a lack of maintenance the country’s water infrastructure is crumbling. 

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Natural gas can successfully support the integration of renewable electricity generation in South Africa’s energy transition

5th July 2021 When it comes to supporting the reduction of GHG emissions, Shell believes that renewables are the best way forward, which is why we are actively developing projects in this sector and transitioning our portfolio to cleaner energy. Across the world, renewables are playing a larger role in... 

Natural gas can successfully support the integration of renewable electricity generation in South Africa’s energy transition

Celebrating 40 years with Martin Creamer 

5th July 2021 This year marks Creamer Media’s 40th anniversary of promoting current, credible and comprehensive news coverage about economic developments. 

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Black-owned Dartcom appointed as distributor for LONGi Solar in SA

2nd July 2021 With continued constraints on power on South African citizens, businesses, and industry, many are looking for alternative power solutions with solar becoming the most popular of these. The demand for solar infrastructure has further increased with government’s announcement to increase the private... 

Black-owned Dartcom appointed as distributor for LONGi Solar in SA

Company secures local fabrication contract

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     1st July 2021 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is ordering a bill of materials to begin fabrication for a contract that it secured in October 2020, under the leadership of Thos Begbie sales engineer Ethienne Erasmus. The contract is set for completion by June 2021. The company was invited to... 

AS GOOD AS NEW The company is required to repair two bus tube bundles and fabricate four new bus tube bundles using vital copper components
AS GOOD AS NEW The company is required to repair two bus tube bundles and fabricate four new bus tube bundles using vital copper components

SLG aims high with goals to become an integrated energy company 

30th June 2021 KwaZulu-Natal-based premium gas supplier SLG rose from humble beginnings as a black economic empowerment partnership with Sasol. The company is now a wholly black-owned and -managed company, and the second-largest trader of natural gas to industrial customers, and the largest compressed natural... 

SLG aims high with goals to become an integrated energy company

Structural Health Monitoring 

30th June 2021 ASNT Level III - Acoustic Emission Testing (ASNT NO: 194954) 

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Largest carbon emitters have most capacity to disrupt in decarbonisation transition 

By: Tracy Hancock     30th June 2021 Climate change is probably the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced but daily innovation indicates that the world is on the path to a sustainable energy transition, with the biggest contributors to climate change representing the greatest potential to innovate and disrupt, says leading... 

Largest carbon emitters have most capacity to disrupt in decarbonisation transition

Dept refuses enviro authorisations for Karpowership SA projects  

25th June 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment's decision to refuse to provider Karpowership SA environmental authorisations for its proposed powership projects; Karpowership's response; and what... 

Dept refuses enviro authorisations for Karpowership SA projects

Using AI and machine learning to predict construction schedule delays

24th June 2021  

Using AI and machine learning to predict construction schedule delays

How HVAC maintenance save you resources in the long run

17th June 2021 In simple terms, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) refers to how air moves between indoor and outdoor areas. It can be warm or cool, but what’s most important is keeping the air clean and healthy. Now that winter is here, we tend to crank up the heating in our homes and offices,... 

How HVAC maintenance save you resources in the long run

Recycling company begins construction of a locally invented facility for recycling rare earth metals 

17th June 2021 Lighting and electronic-waste recycling company EWaste Africa has started construction of a prototype rare earth metals recycling facility in Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natal.  

Existing pilot plant in the Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant Laboratory on the Howard College Campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Job creation needs to be our biggest priority

17th June 2021 All indications are that South Africa’s economic prospects are looking a little brighter than they were a year ago. The economy grew on an annualised basis by 4.6% in the first quarter of 2021, according to the latest GDP figures.  

Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director at SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa
Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director at SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa

Earn CPD points by attending our expert workshop on zinc coatings

17th June 2021 The International Zinc Association’s (IZA’s) Africa Desk will present an expert workshop webinar on galvanizing and zinc coatings on June 30, 2021 at 14:30, where professional engineers can earn CPD points. The webinar aims to provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the IZA, while... 

Earn CPD points by attending our expert workshop on zinc coatings

Sarens is the global leader and reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting, and engineered transport

15th June 2021 At Sarens Siba, we have the noble mission to be the reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting, and engineered transport for our clients in the region of Southern Africa.  With state-of-the-art equipment and value engineering, we offer our clients creative and intelligent solutions to... 

Sarens is the global leader and reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting, and engineered transport

Johanneburg has promising digitalization potential according to global study conducted by Siemens

11th June 2021 By Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO for Siemens Southern Africa When rated for digital readiness, Johannesburg scores 2 out of 10 – the lowest of the six cities ranked in the Siemens Atlas of Digitalization. Crucially, however, the city scores 5 out of 10 for its digitalization potential. Africa’s wealthiest... 

Johanneburg has promising digitalization potential according to global study conducted by Siemens

Hardox® HiAce meets wear challenges in acid environments

10th June 2021 The Hardox® wear plate product range of abrasion-resistant steel has a worldwide reputation for being both hard and tough, fighting wear in the most severe conditions. Hardox® HiAce, the latest addition to the Hardox® wear plate range, is an ace at fighting both abrasive wear and corrosion. It... 

Hardox® HiAce meets wear challenges in acid environments

Reassessing SA’s approach to conformity assessment

10th June 2021 Energy efficiency expert Theo Covary of the EU-SA Partners for Growth project unpacks a new study that compares the current method of testing regulated electrical products for safety and environment (energy performance) to a more flexible alternative approach to determine the best approach for... 

Sustainable Power Solutions And Mettle Solar Under One Roof

10th June 2021 We are excited to announce that Mettle Solar and Sustainable Power Solutions (SPS) have joined forces under the single refreshed SPS brand to bring industry leading solar PV and battery solutions, both technical and financial, to businesses across Sub-Saharan Africa. We have also moved into new... 

Sustainable Power Solutions And Mettle Solar Under One Roof

Greener than green hydrogen company SGH2 signs largest green H2 offtake deals in history to help decarbonize the California transportation sector

7th June 2021 Mountain View, CA – Today, the global energy company SGH2 Energy announced the execution of contracts between its subsidiary SGH2 Lancaster Project Company, LLC and two of California’s largest owners and operators of hydrogen refueling stations (HRS).  The companies will use SGH2’s greener than... 

Greener than green hydrogen company SGH2 signs largest green H2 offtake deals in history to help decarbonize the California transportation sector

ECSA mandate strives for engineering excellence 

3rd June 2021 The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) is a statutory body that was established according to the Engineering Professions Act 46 of 2000 with the primary role of regulating the engineering profession by standardising the ways of measuring competencies for professional registration as well... 

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