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Continuous slot PU panels from Aury Africa feature improved drainage

5th February 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A complete range of newly-designed continuous slot polyurethane (PU) panels with improved efficiency, drainage, and durability is available from Aury Africa. These panels are ideal for all applications where wedge wire and poly wedge panels were used historically for desliming, dewatering, and... 

Weba Chute Mechanism Saves Costs, Downtime At Diamond Mine

4th February 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Challenging materials handling applications are the norm for Weba Chute Systems, and the company’s recent solution at a diamond mine in Botswana tackled the issue of large particle sizes to ensure more uptime for the customer’s operation. The mine had been faced with replacing transfer chutes... 

Better Transformer Designs Improve Safety And Efficiency

4th February 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As electricity utilities and users worldwide look to become more safety conscious and efficient in their use of electrical energy, it is important to leverage the improvements that have been made in the design of transformers. According to Trafo Power Solutions managing director David Claassen,... 

Better Transformer Designs Improve Safety And Efficiency

Rand-Air oil-free compressors assist luxury motor vehicle manufacturer’s ‘drive’ to achieve a perfect finish

4th February 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For any company it is gratifying when customers request repeated service. When that customer is of the calibre of a well-known luxury motor vehicle manufacturer, it is a very sound endorsement indeed! Leading local provider of portable air and power Rand-Air was recently requested to hire two... 

Brainpower for Rent: Xylem Rental Solutions makes its debut

4th February 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Most extensive expertise, capabilities and portfolio in water technology industry In a move designed to bring the company’s global leadership in engineered water technologies to the growing rental market, Xylem is presenting a new approach and look to its dedicated rental solutions business.... 

Brainpower for Rent: Xylem Rental Solutions makes its debut

Celebration as leading exhibition organiser wins four industry awards

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th February 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Gatsby inspired décor and fashion were the backdrop for this night of the stars awards evening, held at the elegant Montecasino Ballroom on Thursday 31 January.   The Exhibition Industry Alliance, which unites the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) and the Exhibition and Event... 

Trends Creating Opportunities in Africa’s Energy Sector

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th February 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Africa’s power and energy sector are catalysts for its growth and development. To achieve its full potential, the continent needs to accommodate the energy needs of its citizens and to achieve that, necessitates businesses and producers to stay abreast of the precipitous advances of the energy... 

The basics about blasting.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th February 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / All mining operations requires blasting at one stage or another. Blast hole drilling is used in mining where a hole is drilled into the surface rock, packed with explosives and detonated. The aim of this technique is to induce cracks in the inner geology of the surrounding rock, making deeper... 

New piezo sensor module also with digital I²C signal

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th February 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Integrative pressure measurement in the smallest of spaces: WIKA has expanded its portfolio for OEM applications with the very compact MPR-1 piezo sensor module with standardised output signal. With a diameter of 19 mm and a height starting from 17 mm (depending on the process connection), the... 

GEM to extend SANY range even further in 2019

1st February 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Despite tough market conditions, Goscor Earth Moving (GEM) achieved significant growth in 2018, and is poised to extend its SANY range even further in 2019. This includes the addition of an even larger excavator. Currently GEM offers a 75 t SANY excavator for mining applications specifically, but... 

Rand-Air oil-free compressors assist luxury motor vehicle manufacturer’s ‘drive’ to achieve a perfect finish

1st February 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For any company it is gratifying when customers request repeated service. When that customer is of the calibre of a well-known luxury motor vehicle manufacturer, it is a very sound endorsement indeed! Leading local provider of portable air and power Rand-Air was recently requested to hire two... 

Rand-Air oil-free compressors assist luxury motor vehicle manufacturer’s ‘drive’ to achieve a perfect finish

SKF Test Center wins design prize at the International Architecture Awards

31st January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The technologically innovative Sven Wingquist Test Center has been awarded the highly-regarded design prize, in the ‘industrial’ category. SKF is proud to have won a Design Award for its Sven Wingquist Test Center at The International Architecture Awards, a competition that recognises outstanding... 

SKF Test Center wins design prize at the International Architecture Awards

BI assists sugar industry with essential maintenance in ‘off-crop’ season

31st January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) assists its sugar-industry clients with essential maintenance and equipment upgrades of sugar mills, especially in ‘off-crop’ season. BI has been supplying industrial power transmission products to the sugar industry for the past 60 years. An area of... 

No time for a ‘wait and see’ approach in SA manufacturing 

31st January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Foreign investors and South African industry players seem to be taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to industrial and manufacturing growth, putting the country at risk of falling behind its neighbours. However, investment in automation now could help boost the manufacturing sector, with benefits for... 

thyssenkrupp helps disadvantaged schools step into the digital age

31st January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In this digital age, the simple use of a computer is a function which most people take for granted. However, for many disadvantaged schools in underprivileged communities the cost of purchasing a computer or a printer is an expense which they simply cannot afford. Recognising this challenge,... 

SAS appoints Akesh Lalla to Country Manager in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Analytics software leader SAS has selected Akesh Lalla for the role of Country Manager for South Africa, reporting directly to SAS Vice President for Africa, Desan Naidoo. Lalla most recently served as SAP SuccessFactors Director for Africa. “With over 20 years of experience in IT and the... 

EM supplies Hager smart solution for Swarovski in Cape Town

31st January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The latest Hager ‘smart’ solutions for automated building control have been supplied by ElectroMechanica (EM) of Cape Town for Swarovski Lighting’s new-build showroom in Green Point. The leading supplier specified high-quality Hager B7 switch frames, which feature a clean design, vega D... 

EM supplies Hager smart solution for Swarovski in Cape Town

Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery augments offering with acquisition of facilities management expo

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, the largest trade show organiser in southern Africa, has expanded its portfolio of world-class exhibitions with the acquisition of the Facilities Management (FM) Expo from TE Trade Events. The FM Expo, which showcases products and services associated with... 

Epiroc anchors down on safety and productivity with new Cabletec SL

31st January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Epiroc understands that safety and productivity are fundamental to a mine’s sustainable future and this was the inspiration behind the design and development of the latest ground-breaking fully mechanised Cabletec SL. Mines are increasingly recognising the invaluable role of automation and... 

Talbot & Talbot Celebrates 30 Years Of Wisdom In Water

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Between 70% and 80% of businesses fail in their first five years in South Africa.  This month, January 2019, sees home-grown water and wastewater specialist Talbot & Talbot celebrate 30 years of achievement in delivering sustainable solutions that help organisations address their water needs.... 

The gender gap done differently

30th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ranked 19th (out of 149 countries) in the 2018 Global Gender Gap Report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), South Africa is ahead of the curve when compared to many other nations. The question is raised, does the gender gap exist and, if so, why? However, it is different to what many... 

The gender gap done differently

Workshop17 and Township Fleva join forces to develop township talent

30th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Maboneng coworking space transforms into a centre for skills and business development Sixty young township learners will have a brighter future because of an innovative new programme designed to empower individuals, create jobs and benefit businesses both big and small. 

Workshop17 and Township Fleva join forces to develop township talent

JOGMEC establishes Johannesburg Office as a base for natural resource development in Africa

30th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) will be setting up an office in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 1, 2019, bringing the number of international JOGMEC offices to 14. “Recognising the immense potential which Africa has in supplying the world with natural resources,... 

Chevening Scholarship Programme Celebrates 35th Anniversary in South Africa

30th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / This year, the UK government celebrates 35 years of its flagship Chevening Scholarship Programme. Through the programme, the UK offers financial support for successful candidates to study for a Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities and the opportunity to become part of an... 

Cummins Inc. Celebrates Centennial Year

30th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cummins Inc. is celebrating its 100th year as a company throughout 2019. Cummins today, which is listed as a Fortune 150 company, employs around 60 000 people worldwide, and serves customers in nearly every country across the globe. Cummins products range from diesel and natural gas engines to... 

Zambian cement producer stocks up on critical spares from SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd.

30th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A major cement producer in Zambia has not only standardised on products from SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd., but has also invested significantly in a comprehensive stockholding of critical spare units to prevent any costly downtime and subsequent loss of productivity. The multimillion-rand order... 

Zambian cement producer stocks up on critical spares from SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd.

High-Precision Chemical Fingerprint Allows Unambiguous Identification

30th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / EQ BOKU at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna uses high-tech approach to classification of 42 wines Numerous components of 42 different wines have been analysed using state-of-the-art equipment for the first time. The data generated will provide an extremely accurate... 

Engen Midrand gets a Woolies Foodstop

30th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The people of Midrand in Gauteng are set to reap the yummy goodness of a 24-hour Woolworths Foodstop, which has been added to the recently upgraded Engen Big Bird 1 Stop. Engen Big Bird is located on the N1 Highway South, New Road Interchange, Midrand.  The new Woolies food offering was... 

Engen Midrand gets a Woolies Foodstop

Tackling wasteful and irregular expenditure at Free State procurement conference

30th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The current barriers to clean governance faced by the Free State province will be at the top of the agenda at the Smart Procurement World conference on 19 and 20 March. A partnership between the Free State Department of Economic Small Business, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA) and Smart... 

Skyriders celebrates nine years working with Syama Gold Mine in Mali

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The nine-year business relationship with Resolute Mining’s Syama Gold Mine in Mali, for client Goudhurst of Australia, is a striking testament to the quality workmanship and value-for-money offered by Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. The extension of the original roaster smokestack at... 

Sir Gerhard Jacob (Jack) Zunz

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ‘Working at the frontiers of what was possible’, is how the late and revered engineer, Sir Jack Zunz, reflected upon the experience of leading the engineering design of Sydney Opera House. The building was a defining project of a career that spanned forty years, a career which saw Zunz travel the... 

Transnet National Ports Authority Appoints Bidfreight Port Operations (Pty) Ltd As Terminal Operator Of Sheds 10 And 11 At The Multi-Purpose Terminal Facility At The Port Of Port Elizabeth

30th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has concluded an agreement with Bidfreight Port Operations (Pty) Ltd (BPO) for the design, development, financing, construction, operation, maintenance and transfer of a Multi-Purpose Terminal at Sheds 10 and 11 in the Port of Port Elizabeth, following an... 

Transnet National Ports Authority Appoints Bidfreight Port Operations  (Pty) Ltd As Terminal Operator Of Sheds 10 And 11 At The Multi-Purpose  Terminal Facility At The Port Of Port Elizabeth

Rolfes Water says total water management solutions are crucial

29th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Water reuse continues to lead as a crucial initiative among industrial and mining sectors. This is according to Andre Opperman, managing director, Rolfes Water: “Our focus remains directed toward finding new ways to treat and manage water resources and the needs of the environment as clients deal... 

Putting your tax Rands to work for a better South Africa

29th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / One of the first entrants to the South African 12J venture capital landscape is celebrating its fourth year of profitable returns to shareholders. Anuva Investments Ltd (Anuva) reported R14.1 million in profit for its 2018 financial year and distributed R10.5 million to its Class-A shareholders –... 

Putting your tax Rands to work for a better South Africa

New generation of BEAM and BEAS angular contact thrust ball bearings for machine tools

29th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SKF has developed the double direction angular contact thrust ball bearings for machine tools where space is limited and easy mounting is required. The high-precision bearings serve as support bearings for the ball screws, which are commonly used to drive the various axes in the machine tool.... 

New generation of BEAM and BEAS angular contact thrust ball bearings for machine tools

Denel’s Cutting-edge technologies leading In The 4th Industrial Revolution

29th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Mark Minnies      

The Impact of Digitalisation and IoT on the African Energy Sector

29th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading figures within the African energy space will assemble at the Africa Energy Indaba to discuss the significance of digitalisation and IoT at a time when the energy sector is experiencing a major transition. The upcoming Africa Energy Indaba will host various forums on digitalisation and its... 

thyssenkrupp hands out boxes of joy to children in care centres

29th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The festive season is usually a time which is spent sharing in the merriment with family and friends. However, for those without families it can be a lonely and sad period. Children living in care centres have neither families nor funds and therefore the holidays often bring little joy.... 

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