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Infrastructure Investment Programme for South Africa (IIPSA) Virtual Webinar |30 September 2021 | 10:00 CET

23rd September 2021 The Development Bank of Southern Africa, South African National Treasury and the European Union are pleased to discuss and share with participants the experience gained to fast track municipal infrastructure delivery by capacitating municipalities with regards to developing Long Term Financing... 

WEBINAR: Corporate PPAs in the age of Net Zero ambitions and ESG conscientiousness

23rd September 2021 With recent changes to energy regulations in South Africa, corporates can now generate up to 100 MW of power without the need for a generation license, and the regulations also allow for other relaxations in regard to wheeling of electricity that will facilitate the achievement of Net Zero... 

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Ray of light for SA businesses seeking energy security

22nd September 2021 Rolling blackouts, a 15% increase in Eskom tariffs and permission by government for companies to produce their own electricity without a licence to 100MW is encouraging businesses to look for alternative energy sources. It is in this view that Standard Bank is proud to announce the launch of... 

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Digital signage: A powerful tool for business growth and success

21st September 2021 Digital signage is not a new phenomenon. After the online advertising boom following the COVID-19 outbreak in late 2019, people are now returning to physical stores in numbers. And because consumers are so used to having flashing adverts follow them around the web as they continue to browse, it’s... 

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New Midea V6R Series VRF leading the way in HVAC technology

By: Yolande Botes     16th September 2021 Midea CAC is a key division of the Midea Group, provider of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning solutions and a leading producer of consumer appliances. 

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Grundfos to unveil a BIG evolution in pumping solutions for Smart Factories

10th September 2021 Exciting news is that Grundfos has organised a virtual event entitled Grundfos Smart Factories| Virtual Expo 2021 which will take place over two days on 15 and 16 September 2021. This event will provide a full 3D 360-degree immersive experience via live streaming from 10h00 to 18h00, and will... 

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Why AI-based personalized predictions are the future of construction

9th September 2021 We feel cared about when we receive a personalized gift on our birthday or a handwritten thank you note. On the flip side, we might feel someone doesn’t know us that well if we receive a more generic gift that isn’t aligned with our interests or hobbies. 

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How have manufacturers and distributors evolved to meet the factory of the future?

9th September 2021 The journey to reaching digital resiliency: pursuing digital transformation initiatives to thrive despite the ongoing pandemic challenges. The pandemic has shaken the manufacturing and distribution industry profoundly. Amid the pandemic, the world could not afford for these industries to grind to... 

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Sarens Siba introduces decentralized depot structure

9th September 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. 

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From improving equipment reliability to unearthing the riches of tomorrow

9th September 2021 Shell Lubricants believes that there is potential for lubrication to deliver significant business value by contributing to improved productivity and reduced costs. Whether your mining operations involve underground or open-pit drilling, earthmoving, digging or crushing, your business relies on... 

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Evolving operations for the new world

9th September 2021 COVID-19 disrupted already-strained economies within the African continent; a continent already challenged by slow economic growth, low consumer confidence and growing global competition creating further strain.  

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Improving SA’s supply chain infrastructure is key to growing the economy

9th September 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the vulnerability of global supply chains which have been impacted both by reduced consumer demand in some instances as well as supply constraints. 

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Dask to manufacture Saint-Gobain bonding tapes in SA

By: Yolande Botes     8th September 2021 Dask Distributors is proud to announce that it has partnered exclusively with Saint-Gobain Tapes Solutions to locally manufacture automotive bonding tapes for top OEM assembly plants in South Africa.  

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The new standard of HDPE seamless bends

3rd September 2021 Linesco Pipeline Engineering Supplies, a leading supplier of steel backing flanges to the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe market in Southern Africa has increased its product offering to include HDPE pipe fittings.  Linesco is no stranger to HDPE pipe manufacturing, as it forms part of the... 

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Structural Health Monitoring 

2nd September 2021 ASNT Level III - Acoustic Emission Testing (ASNT NO: 194954) 

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African Chemical’s relentless focus on sustainability

2nd September 2021 Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns in the chemical industry By Tshepo Matseba 

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Free Webinar – The impact of schedule management on capital project execution

1st September 2021 Over the last century, the world’s capital project delivery ecosystem has delivered some genuinely magnificent buildings and infrastructure, impacting the lives and livelihood of the global population.  

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DBSA calls for proposals for Embedded Generation Investment Programme  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th August 2021 Development finance institution the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is inviting all private sector entities and energy developers to submit proposals in response to South Africa’s Embedded Generation Investment Programme (EGIP). The EGIP seeks to provide first loss facilities and... 

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Efficient and Reliable Plotter Rentals 

25th August 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. 

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Attention and engagement: The power of digital displays

24th August 2021 Digital marketers have found themselves having to keep up with the latest market trends and, as we know, these are constantly evolving. The reason for this is simple; today's digital age has accelerated change, and brought with it so many new and exciting ways to do business, especially in the... 

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Live Webinar – Unlocking digitalization to transform the manufacturing & supply chain industry.

By: Yolande Botes     24th August 2021 The amount of solutions and systems on the market currently available to the Manufacturing and Supply Chain industries, together with the terminology used around digitalization can often be daunting.  

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LNG a critical first step for developing SA’s gas-to-power capacity 

24th August 2021 The introduction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in South Africa will be a critical first step for the development of the gas-to-power capacity that is expected to complement the country’s ambitious renewable-energy roll-out, General Electric’s Commercial Growth Director for GE Gas Power,... 

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OPINION: The real cost of water insecurity for big business

20th August 2021 Not long ago, industries adopted water treatment, reuse and recycling as a means to reduce their operating costs. Today, these have become survival tools in an increasingly water-constrained business environment. 

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Industrial water disinfection, chlorine dioxide and monochloramine

20th August 2021 Chlorine dioxide is receiving increased attention in various industrial markets for the treatment of water and, increasingly, in the food and beverage industry. This is according to Jakes Jacobs, disinfection technologist and director for Nanotech Water Solutions. 

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Jacobs Transport introduces new INControl Warehouse Management System

20th August 2021 Specialised transport and equipment provider Jacobs Transport, which has been moving and rigging heavy machinery for two decades, has introduced new technologies into its warehouse environment to better control the valuable stock of its customers.  The new INControl Warehouse Management System... 

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Supporting the food & beverage industry in Africa

19th August 2021 Innovative technologies are key to supporting the food and beverage industry in Africa as the population of the continent continues to rise. Currently, about 1.3-billion people live in Africa. By 2050 this number is expected to almost double to about 2.5-billion. The demand for food and beverages... 

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Save the date: The role of construction in the economic recovery of South Africa

13th August 2021 Construction Alliance South Africa (CASA) will be hosting an informative webinar on the role of construction in the economic recovery of South Africa – proudly brought to you by our sponsors AfriSam and RIB CCS. 

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South African economy at a crossroads

13th August 2021 South Africa faces a critical crossroad currently; one which requires creative and innovative solutions to put the economy back on a sustainable financial path. 

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Battery Electric introduces diesel machine conversion technology 

12th August 2021 A 5 t diesel, hydraulic underground mining locomotive owned by mining major Sibanye-Stillwater has been converted into an environment-friendly battery powered electric version by Gauteng-based underground railway control systems manufacturer Battery Electric. The company will now look to apply... 

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Oracle brings new level of intelligence to construction projects

5th August 2021 Oracle today announced Oracle Construction Intelligence Cloud Service, a new suite of AI and analytics applications for the engineering and construction industry. Construction projects often run into problems that impact productivity, safety, and profitability. 

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

5th August 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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Earn CPD points by attending a workshop on galvanized rebar and bolts

4th August 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.   

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Complete your chemical analysis with Anton Paar range of instruments

3rd August 2021 Anton Paar has a long history of providing high-end laboratory instruments: density meters, refractometers, polarimeters, viscometers, rheometers and instruments for material characterization. Rotational Viscometer: ViscoQC 

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

By: Tracy Hancock     29th 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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Ostem seeks to expand its contract manufacturing reach across industries

29th July 2021 Having purchased one of Metso Outotec’s facilities located in the industrial hub of Vereeniging, south of Johannesburg, together with the fabrication, machining, assembly and repair part of the business, Ostem, a division of Istogen Investments Holdings, is expanding its contract manufacturing... 

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Standard Bank platform provides 4 million meals for the needy in under six months

27th July 2021 Johannesburg, 23 June 2021 – OneFarm Share, an online platform that connects farmers to feeding schemes, has delivered 1000 tonnes of fresh produce, which translates to four million meals for over 350 000 people in the country, in its first seven months of operation. Launched by Standard Bank in... 

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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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