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Africa’s Increasing Demand for Energy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Africa’s demand for energy is steadily increasing and solutions to meet this growth have become a major concern amongst the energy sector leaders within the continent. Key factors contributing to this soaring energy demand are both Africa’s ever-growing population and the continent’s accelerating... 

Fabricating for 25 years

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / November 2018 marked 25 years of service for Babcock’s fabricating facility as it celebrated two and a half decades of providing fabricated products and a full range of specialised support services to Africa’s power generation and metallurgical industries. Where it all began 

Africa 2019 – The Optimist's View

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Is there a new scramble for Africa? Why should Africa be confident? These and other questions are eloquently ventilated at the plethora of Africa Investment conferences – including our own Hogan Lovells Africa forums in London and Johannesburg –and 2018 has been no different. 

Africa 2019 – The Optimist's View

FLIR Thermal Cameras Offer Value in Under-Pressure SA Construction Sector

7th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / While the South African economy may be expanding at a snail’s pace, things are starting to look more promising in the local construction industry. A recent media headline, for example, indicated that the tide may be turning for SA construction sector. “The building industry is an exceptionally... 

Stabila sets a new standard for digital inclination measurement

7th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A new standard for digital inclination measurement has been set with the latest digital protractors from Stabila, distributed locally by Upat. Both the TECH 500 DP and TECH 1000 DP are manufactured exclusively in Germany. The latest digital protractors not only measure degrees of incline, whether... 

Stabila sets a new standard for digital inclination measurement

Mega City Projects In The Brics Regions

7th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Colin Mashikinya The narrative on the progress of catalytic projects (Megatropolis) in the regional blocs of the BRICS is exciting and reflects extremes of sophistication and complex-challenges. The cause and effect of the dawn of these megacities have similar stories behind them. 

Creating hope and enabling growth at Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Air Products’ national WitnessHappiness initiative was launched on Mandela Day in 2016 with the aim of improving the level of education and infrastructure at ten selected Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in communities where they operate for a period of three years. The infrastructure... 

Tailoring learning to the individual – Part two

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In an attempt to better understand the blended learning approach, we met with the Pragma Academy Learning and Development team to provide answers to some frequently asked questions. Is there still a benefit to keeping classroom courses? 

Tailoring learning to the individual – Part One

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / “Increasingly, organisations are recognising the importance of tailoring learning to the individual rather than applying a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.” (Thorne, 2003) This is a comment we have all read or heard in some format and, appreciative of our individuality, it makes perfect sense!... 

Pragma secures investment to develop their next generation Enterprise Asset Management software

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Pragma, leading physical asset management and engineering firm, has secured a significant investment to support the development of their next generation enterprise asset management system, On Key. This move sees a global manufacturing client partnering with Pragma to include On Key into their new... 

New equipment for UNIFLEX crimper S 7

13th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The HM 10, now called the S 7, has been featured in the line-up of UNIFLEX products since 1972. With its slide bearing technology, the S 7 has many advantages for today's hose workshops. Commonly called the Mickey Mouse crimper due to the appearance of its dual handles, at only 90 kg and with a... 

Ideal wear solution from truck beds to shovel buckets and dozer blades

13th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Chromium carbide (CrC) overlay plate from wear engineering specialist Rio-Carb is an ideal wear solution for a range of applications, from truck beds to dozer blades, shovel buckets, front-end loaders, and dragline buckets. The plate features a standard smooth surface with relief cracks, a... 

Ideal wear solution from truck beds to shovel buckets and dozer blades

Despite unemployment rate, demand for skills soars

13th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Partnerships critical for upliftment The unemployment rate in South Africa rose to 27.5% in the third quarter of 2018, yet the demand for skills remains high – leaving an industry conundrum that is yet to be solved. According to SUSE, partnerships that focus on upskilling graduates and providing... 

Despite unemployment rate, demand for skills soars

Training sessions give ACDC Dynamics insight into Band-It solutions

13th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Training is essential for customers to attain a comprehensive understanding of the full range of Band-It stainless steel band-and-buckle systems, preformed clamps, cable ties, and identification solutions available from Banding & Identification (ID) Solutions Africa. As part of its ongoing... 

M&D Construction Group celebrates its 35th year of excellence in construction

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / M&D Construction Group recently celebrated its 35th anniversary at an event that was attended by the company’s many clients, supply-chain partners and employees. Yolanda Sedibe, M&D Construction Group’s human resources director, said it was fitting that such an important occasion be celebrated at... 

Stay safe on the roads this Festive Season with Federal-Mogul Motorparts

13th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Regular servicing and preventative maintenance are critical to ensure increased vehicle safety over the holiday period Federal-Mogul Motorparts is advising all motorists who are travelling during the Festive Season to ensure that their vehicles have been serviced and maintained to deliver maximum... 

Stay safe on the roads this Festive Season with Federal-Mogul Motorparts

Second CNC Machining Centre Commissioned At Metric Automotive Engineering

12th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The demand for quality large diesel engine component remanufacturing has increased significantly, and in a move to accommodate this, Metric Automotive Engineering recently commissioned its second Rottler F109 extra heavy duty multi-purpose CNC machining centre. The two machining centres at Metric... 

Bobcat Rental has largest skidsteer fleet in South Africa

12th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Whether it’s the economic climate or the desire to ensure business continuity throughout projects, Bobcat Rental gives the assurance of new, regularly-serviced plant that is ready to take on any job. Daily, weekly, monthly, and evergreen rental contracts cater for the full market spectrum, Bobcat... 

New specialist equipment to double Wilgers Oncology Centre capacity

12th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Wilgers Oncology Centre at the Life Wilgers Hospital in Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria, will be able to treat double the number of patients, thanks to the installation of a second highly specialised Elekta radiation therapy machine. The centre, already well-established and treating up to 50 patients a... 

AECOM learnership programme sees second intake graduate

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The learners were each awarded a certificate for completing the NQF Level 2 in Business Administration from Skills College at a special function hosted by integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM at its Centurion head office. The certificates were handed over by AECOM South Africa MD Joe... 

Ernest Lowe appoints new Managing Director

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Deon Krieger as Managing Director for the Ernest Lowe business with effect from 7th January 2019. Deon has been with the Hudaco Group for the past 20 years and started his career as an External Sales Rep at Dosco after spending several... 

Engen backs Caring4Girls feminine hygiene initiative

12th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen has donated R2.5 million to Caring4Girls, which provides female learners with sanitary towels to help keep them in school during their monthly cycles.  Caring4Girls is an Imbumba Foundation's initiative and currently reaches 750,000 girls throughout South Africa. It aims to support... 

Remote Bisie Tin Mine Gets Trafo’s Dry-Type Transformers

12th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / One of the world’s highest grade known tin deposits is being developed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and dry-type transformers from specialist supplier Trafo Power Solutions are now integral to powering this effort. Two 3000 kVA, 400 V / 11 kV cast resin transformers – housed in six-metre... 

Remote Bisie Tin Mine Gets Trafo’s Dry-Type Transformers

Weba Technology Tests And Reduces Dust Levels For Mines

12th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In the interests of workplace health and safety, Weba Chute Systems has developed and patented certain flow designs for its equipment that keep dust levels as low as possible. According to Izak Potgieter of Weba Chute Systems, it is especially the smaller particles of around 0,3 micron in size... 

Weba Technology Tests And Reduces Dust Levels For Mines

Johnson Controls’ YORK YZ: next-gen refrigerant and magnetic bearings delivers best energy efficiency rating globally

12th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It’s hard to fault the new Johnson Controls’ YORK YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller. Released globally in September 2018 and now available in South Africa. it brings together ground-breaking YORK innovations refined over decades of real-world use to deliver the world’s first chiller fully... 

Johnson Controls’ YORK YZ: next-gen refrigerant and magnetic bearings delivers best energy efficiency rating globally

Ballito Junction’s tree decorating competition brings green festive cheer

12th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bottle tops, toilet roll holders, puzzle pieces, yoghurt tubs, tin and paper have all been used to magical effect to create “Christmas Trees of Green” at Ballito Junction Regional Mall. The centre challenged local schools to decorate trees provided by Ballito Junction using recycled goods and... 

Ballito Junction’s tree decorating competition brings green festive cheer

Convenience taken to a new level with Tuffy’s tear resistant bags

11th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / They did it again. Tuffy Brands, the pioneer in 100% recycled refuse bags, just made the strongest standard black bags in the South African market even tougher. The company developed an additive that strengthens plastic to become impact and tear resistant. “The additive reinforces the plastic at... 

Convenience taken to a new level with Tuffy’s tear resistant bags

AECOM learnership programme sees second intake graduate

11th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As part of an outcome-based programme to improve AECOM’s transformation objectives, a learnership programme aimed at people with disabilities recently saw a second intake of 27 successful graduates. The learners were each awarded a certificate for completing the NQF Level 2 in Business... 

Bigen awarded Level 1 B-BBEE rating

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bigen, an innovative, solutions-focused infrastructure development Group and influential contributor to socio-economic development across Africa, has been rated a Level 1 status by MPower Ratings, a firm which measures companies in terms of the BBBEE Act Codes of Good Conduct. As an... 

BLTWORLD donates Haaga walk-behind sweeper to uMhlanga

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BLTWORLD has donated a Haaga manual walk-behind sweeper to the uMhlanga Urban Improvement Precinct (UIP) as a contribution to help this organisation keep the popular coastal town of uMhlanga Rocks clean. BLTWORLD recognises the ongoing attention the UIP pays to public space and how important it... 

Noluthando Treatment & Assessment Centre opens in Khayelitsha

11th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Noluthando Special Needs School in Khayelitsha opened their newly built Treatment & Assessment Centre on Friday, 7 December 2018. At a cost of R2.6m the Centre provides capacity for specialist therapy treatments to learners. Approximately 300 children currently benefit from the special needs... 

Noluthando Treatment & Assessment Centre opens in Khayelitsha

The Business of Doing Business in Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mining has long played a crucial role in the development of African nations, with the continent renowned for having the largest mineral resources in the world. With gold ranking number one in African mining resources, the continent boasts a rich plethora of other valuable minerals including... 

Flsmidth Concludes Deal With Crusher Support Services

11th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / FLSmidth South Africa (Pty) Ltd has successfully concluded the restructuring of the operations of its Meshcape® Screen Media Business Division. The company took a decision early in 2018 to retain the manufacture of core screen product lines, including polyurethane and wedgewire as well as its... 

Flsmidth Concludes Deal With Crusher Support Services

Unauthorised use of ITC-SA logo strongly discouraged

11th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It has come to the attention of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, that its trademark and logo have been used inappropriately by a handful of unscrupulous contractors in the industry who are... 

Unauthorised use of ITC-SA logo strongly discouraged

Diversification, drone technology sees Skyriders soar in 2018

11th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A focus on diversification and making customers aware of the benefits of rope access in combination with drone technology paid off well for Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. last year. In 2018, it completed some of its largest and most technically-challenging projects to date. These ranged... 

Diversification, drone technology sees Skyriders soar in 2018

The full and informed consent of informal land right holders is required prior to the grant of a mining right

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Background The judgment comes after the following sequence of events: 

Turning vision into value: the future of customer experience

11th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Anyone can paint a big vision, but very few turn it into economic success for their customers, partners and themselves. Today, anticipating which future customers are most likely to embrace is more important in the customer experience and contact centre industry than ever before. Why? Because the... 

Keeping your organisation safe from mobile threats during the holidays

11th December 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Digital transformation has pushed employees to use their personal devices for work. BYOD was previously a privilege extended to employees, but now becoming a critical component of today’s business infrastructure strategy.  This problem is about to get worse as we enter the holiday shopping season... 

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