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Converging forces set to transform retail banking

     27th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Darrel Orsmond, Financial Services Industry Head at SAP Africa Banks need to build new capabilities and adapt quickly to emerging opportunities, threats 

INFRASTRUCTURE AFRICA Business Forum to provide solutions for Africa’s socio-economic challenges

     27th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The International Monetary Fund, after a visit to the country in June, warned South Africa that its economy “is extremely vulnerable to external shocks and funding shortfalls.” The Fund added that current political and domestic factors could exacerbate the situation, “especially if accompanied by... 

Leading South African Engineering Firm Partners with Silversoft to Implement Deltek Project Information Management

     27th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, announced today that CKR Consulting Engineers is partnering with Silversoft to implement Deltek Project Information Management (PIM), the industry’s leading enterprise information... 

Vibrating Screen Maintenance Needs Collaboration, Not A Catalogue

     27th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cost pressures often force mines to make difficult decisions about how they approach the maintenance of their vibrating screens; OEMs can ease the trade-offs by offering solutions that match customers’ specific needs and resources, according to Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin. The OEM was previously... 

Vibrating Screen Maintenance Needs Collaboration, Not A Catalogue

Payroll – make it easy, make it mobile

     26th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Companies need to rethink payroll services and follow the international trend of investing more in mobile self-service solutions, advises Lavine Haripersad, a director at the South African Payroll Association (SAPA). “It’s time to put payroll in your employees’ pockets or purses. Mobile devices... 

Kwikspace wastes no time in rebuilding burnt-down school

     26th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In line of the recent raging fires in the Van Stadens Gorge area in the Eastern Cape, Kwikspace Modular Buildings (Kwikspace) were quick off the mark when most of the buildings at Woodridge College and Preparatory School were burnt to the ground, forcing non-local borders and staff to evacuate... 

Complimentary RECP & IEE Training at the NCPC-SA

     26th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Women’s complimentary training in Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) and Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) is offered to women who register during the month of August 2017.   

Complimentary RECP & IEE Training at the NCPC-SA

Leading power firms showcase new technologies to Africa

     25th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / 75 international exhibitors and over 2,800 delegates converged at the Sandton Convention Centre for the fifth annual POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa in July, to explore power solutions and discuss strategies and technologies for power sector growth on the continent. With the urgent need for... 

Leading power firms showcase new technologies to Africa

Air, power and flow solutions from newly evolved Atlas Copco Power Technique

     25th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Atlas Copco Power Technique has evolved out of the success of the Construction Technique business area to bring 360° air, power and flow solutions and services to mining and industry across Southern Africa. Since its establishment in January 2012, Construction Technique has developed into much... 

Air, power and flow solutions from newly evolved Atlas Copco Power Technique

Boosting steel production in Vietnam

     25th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hoa Phat Group orders two converter shops from SMS group Hoa Phat Group in Vietnam has placed an order for the supply of two converter shops with a consortium consisting of WISDRI Engineering & Research Incorporation Ltd. and SMS group GmbH www.sms-group.com 

Boosting steel production in Vietnam

Pipeline Monitoring Systems Market worth 8.72 Billion USD by 2026

     25th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The report "Pipeline Monitoring Systems Market by Technology (Ultrasonic, PIGs, Smart Ball, and Magnetic Flux Leakage), Application (Leak Detection, Operating Efficiency, and Pipeline Break Detection), End-Use Industry, and Pipe Type - Global Forecast to 2026", The pipeline monitoring systems... 

SKF hub bearing unit seal halves friction for optimum vehicle efficiency

     25th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The ground-breaking product combines the lowest levels of friction ever achieved in an SKF hub bearing unit seal with exceptional sealing performance for long and efficient bearing service life. SKF has introduced a newly developed inboard seal for hub bearing units that leads to a 50 per cent... 

SKF hub bearing unit seal halves friction for optimum vehicle efficiency

Coal mine switches to Atlas Copco LED light towers

     25th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Atlas Copco Portable Energy supplied four state-of-the-art HiLight V5+ LED light towers mounted on custom-built double-axle trailers to trading partner, Tracpart Mining Supplies. The end-user, a coal mine in Mpumalanga, uses the light towers for above ground lighting applications. When approached... 

Coal mine switches to Atlas Copco LED light towers

DPI Trading to exhibit at SABI Congress 2017 in Somerset West

     25th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / DPI Trading, which is able to partner with irrigation engineers to promote its extensive product range and value-add support services, will exhibit at the South African Irrigation Institute (SABI) Congress 2017 from 1 to 3 August at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West in the Western Cape.... 

DPI Trading to exhibit at SABI Congress 2017 in Somerset West

Otel Maps Fibrehoods Online

     25th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Independent telco and fibre provider, OTEL Telecoms, has launched an easy visual guide mapping the location of 250 000 square kilometres of fibre optic cable within South Africa.   By visiting www.fibre2thehome.co.za, prospective high-speed broadband Internet customers can easily determine if... 

Chains and sprockets for bulk materials handling, cement applications

     24th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engineered and standard chains, sprockets, and ancillary products such as outboard rollers, scrapers, and carrier pans used in conjunction with chains from leading manufacturer KÖBO are distributed exclusively by leading supplier Bearings International (BI). Target industries are bulk materials... 

Chains and sprockets for bulk materials handling, cement applications

RS Components adds robust and high-specification industrial micro-miniature connectors

     24th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Micro-D connector series from Norcomp offers real alternative to military-spec connectors in industrial applications RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc , the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of a new range of micro-miniature industrial... 

Averda announces major new investment in its South African operations

     24th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT /  Since its arrival into the South African market in April 2015 with the acquisition of a majority stake in Wasteman Holdings, Averda’s operations in the region have gone from strength to strength. Spurred by a number of major new contract wins, including three year municipal waste collection... 

Averda announces major new investment in its South African operations

New dimensions with tolerance and quality improvements for sections

     24th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hyundai Steel Company orders new horizontal straightener for medium section mill from SMS group Hyundai Steel Company, Seoul, Korea, has placed an order with SMS group www.sms-group.com for the supply of a straightening machine for the medium section mill at its Incheon site. 

New dimensions with tolerance and quality improvements for sections

Proposed moratorium falls beyond Minister Zane’s powers

     24th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / On 19 July 2017, the Minister of Mineral Resources gazetted an invitation to comment on a proposed restriction on the granting of new mining and prospecting rights, as well as restricting the renewal and transfer of any existing prospecting and mining rights across South Africa. The Minister’s... 

First Cut’s solutions-driven business ethic creates cutting-edge solutions to enable productive use of recycled materials

     24th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / First Cut, a leading South African distributor of cutting consumables and capital equipment, has been proud to be able to assist in promoting recycling in South Africa. Through a positive 'can do' attitude to service and excellent product quality- and in three notable examples - the company has... 

First Cut’s solutions-driven business ethic creates cutting-edge solutions to enable productive use of recycled materials

Multotec Supports Its Customer In KZN

     24th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Multotec’s branch at Richards Bay on KwaZulu-Natal’s north coast has expanded its capacity from a sales and project management office to now include the resources of a fully-fledged field services team, to carry out installations, inspections and maintenance. Branch manager Shane Brider says the... 

Multotec Supports Its Customer In KZN

Zero waste to Landfill

     24th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Marilize Worst – Managing Director, SmartMatta Why Local Innovation is Key to Future Environmental Sustainability  

Zero waste to Landfill

Merchandise your products with a Do-It® Round Hole Hang Tab

     24th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Do-It® Round Hole Hang Tabs are sold exclusively in South Africa by Pyrotec PackMedia. These hang tabs are strong, easy to apply and are distinguished by the round hang hole style which has been designed for hanging smaller, lightweight items on single-wire peg fixtures, such as tissue packets,... 

Merchandise your products with a Do-It® Round Hole Hang Tab

Experts to urge more focus on supply chain at SAPICS regional conferences

     24th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SAPICS, a professional knowledge-based association for the supply chain community across Africa will be hosting their regional conferences, a compact and more intimate version of the SAPICS Annual Conference in Sandton on 5 September, Durban on 6 September and Somerset West on 8 September 2017.... 

Experts to urge more focus on supply chain at SAPICS regional conferences

The mountains are high and the emperor is far away

     24th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a time before emails, global social media and instant communication, local officials in the vast Chinese empire, could easily disregard the policies and wishes of the capital on the basis that “the mountains are high and the emperor is far away”. One could scarcely think that such an insular... 

The mountains are high and the emperor is far away

SAP Africa appoints interim management team

     24th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SAP Africa has announced an interim management team for Africa after four management team members were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a forensic investigation into allegations related to one of its contracts.   The new management team comprises of Ashley Boag as Acting... 

What Cargo Carriers Gave 67 Minutes to on Mandela Day 2017

     21st July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Like many South African businesses who take community involvement as seriously as they do the bottom line, Cargo Carriers personnel did their bit for those in need on 18 July. The late president’s birthday is now recognised as International Nelson Mandela Day, and staff at the Vanderbijlpark and... 

What Cargo Carriers Gave 67 Minutes to on Mandela Day 2017

Drones Take Off In Utility Inspections

     21st July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Concerns over worker safety are helping to drive the adoption of drones in utility inspections to new heights. “The Wall Street Journal wrote about this trend well over two years ago and now it’s finally making its way to South African shores,” says Philip Smerkovitz, Managing Director of... 

Custom Engineered Weba Chutes Solve All Issues At Isdemir Steel Plant

     21st July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The first few transfer chutes leading into a plant handling material destined for furnaces and power generation applications commonly experience degradation, dust and impact challenges, whereas once the material is in the plant and needs to be bifurcated to multiple screens there is the... 

Custom Engineered Weba Chutes Solve All Issues At Isdemir Steel Plant

SKF inaugurates large-size bearing test centre

     21st July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SKF has inaugurated its newly-built Sven Wingquist Test Centre in Schweinfurt, Germany, an investment totaling EUR 40 million. The centre is the first in the world that is able to test large-size bearings under actual operating conditions. This allows for a more efficient development process for... 

SKF inaugurates large-size bearing test centre

AR Controls acquires leading valve manufacturer

     21st July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Valve and actuator technology manufacturer and supplier AR Controls of Vanderbijlpark has announced that it has acquired IncoValve and Controls. The latter will be established as a leading producer for a range of industries. IncoValve and Controls has worked closely with AR Controls to combine... 

Custom Engineered Weba Chutes Solve All Issues At Isdemir Steel Plant

     21st July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The first few transfer chutes leading into a plant handling material destined for furnaces and power generation applications commonly experience degradation, dust and impact challenges, whereas once the material is in the plant and needs to be bifurcated to multiple screens there is the... 

Custom Engineered Weba Chutes Solve All Issues At Isdemir Steel Plant

Charter’s BEE ‘top-up’ provision may be unconstitutional

     21st July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new “top-up” provision in the latest Mining Charter gazetted on June 15, may prove to be unconstitutional and may lead to further expensive legal action by the mining industry, states Fasken Martineau partner and global mining group member Nicola Jackson. In a statement published on June 15,... 

Charter’s BEE  ‘top-up’ provision may be unconstitutional
GOVERNMENT PAYING LIP SERVICE? The controversial Mining Charter’s new procurement targets stipulate that 80% of services be performed by black economic-empowerment entities

Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers an Engineering News Online app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps... 

Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

Red Metal Mining offers bespoke cast resin transformers

     21st July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Diversified project engineering house, Red Metal Mining (RMM), is focused on the specialised design of cast resin dry-type transformers, mini substations, transformer enclosures and electrical automation systems required by mining and associated industries. “Wherever electricity is generated,... 

Red Metal Mining offers bespoke cast resin transformers

Bobcat Equipment SA launches pothole-busting Pavijet MG7 paver

     20th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The ‘pothole-busting’ Pavijet MG7 paver, representing the latest technology in the asphalt-finishing sector, has been launched in South Africa by Bobcat Equipment South Africa, part of the Goscor Group. This internationally-patented paver is ideal for tough local maintenance jobs such as patching... 

Bobcat Equipment SA launches pothole-busting Pavijet MG7 paver

Engineering sector held back by lack of entrepreneurial skills

     20th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Daniel Schwartzkopff, co-founder: DataProphet   South Africa’s engineering sector is being held back by universities’ inability to teach entrepreneurial skills and breed a new generation of innovators and business leaders. Instead, we are training our graduates to fill available positions... 

Engineering sector held back by lack of entrepreneurial skills
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