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R300m social housing project launched in Tshwane

By: Simone Liedtke     17th April 2018 As part of plans to meet the growing demand for housing in Gauteng, Human Settlements Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo on Tuesday launched the R300-million Thembelihle Village in Tshwane. Completed in November 2017, with first occupation in February 2018, the project provides safe housing for families... 

CCTV cameras deployed to help Cape Town's Shotspotter programme identify shooters

By: African News Agency      12th April 2018 The City of Cape Town on Thursday announced it would now use CCTV cameras in conjunction with its ShotSpotter technology in a bid to identify shooters in areas where the system is installed. "It is hoped that the beady electronic eyes could help identify and locate suspects involved in shooting... 

City of Cape Town's planned hikes for water, sanitation, electricity and rates  

By: News24Wire      28th March 2018 The introduction of fixed charges for water and electricity and a hefty increase in water and sanitation tariffs are some of the proposals for the next year in the City of Cape Town's draft budget, tabled on Wednesday. The total proposed budget for the new financial year that starts in June is... 

Risk Management Insight

     12th March 2018 M.A.S.S (Management and supply of Security Solutions), is not simply another security distribution company – Rather, we are a specialist projects-based company. With our office based in Deco Park, New Market Road Randburg; we provide superior Management, Supply and Consulting Services in the CCTV... 

Variety of engineering equipment and other loose assets- Lanseria

     5th February 2018 Van’s Auctioneers would like to invite all their regular buyers and new buyers to their auction in the Lanseria Corporate Park, just off Malibongwe Drive and adjacent to the Lanseria Airport on the 14th of February 2018 at 11:00. They will offer lots of powder coating equipment, including powder... 

We are getting to a stage when we will be uninsurable – PRASA

By: African News Agency      2nd February 2018 State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) on Thursday said it would soon be “uninsurable” if criminal activity, leading to-millions of rands in loss and damage, was not halted. Cromet Molepo, the acting group chief executive for PRASA made the comments at a media briefing in... 

China's gold consumption rises 9.4% in 2017 – state TV

By: Reuters     1st February 2018 Gold consumption in China grew by 9.41% from the previous year to 1 089 t in 2017, state television CCTV reported on Thursday, citing figures from the China Gold Association. Sales of gold jewellery in China were up 10.35% to 696.5 t, while those of gold bars – bought as a safe-haven investment... 

Legacy Marine (Pty) Ltd Launches New Vessel For Stapem Offshore

     30th January 2018 Stapem Beluga, the first of two Incat Crowther designed 18-meter Aluminium Dive Support catamarans has landed safely in Angola. Built under ABS survey by the Legacy Marine Group in Port Elizabeth, South Africa for French oil and gas services company Stapem Offshore, this Marshall Island flagged... 

Project to lift station platforms proving challenging, PRASA admits

By: Irma Venter     26th January 2018 Commuters making use of the 18 new X’Ttrapolis Mega commuter trains, supplied by Gibela to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) are “extremely happy” with the new rolling stock, says PRASA strategic asset development group executive Piet Sebola. The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium... 

PRASA New Rolling Stock Acquisition Programme, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     12th January 2018 Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has reported that commuters using the first of the new X’Ttrapolis Mega commuter trains are “extremely happy” with the new rolling stock. 

Next 12 months crucial as PRASA prepares to receive new rolling stock

By: Irma Venter     8th January 2018 Commuters making use of the 18 new X’Ttrapolis Mega commuter trains, supplied by Gibela to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) are “extremely happy” with the new rolling stock, says PRASA strategic asset development group executive Piet Sebola. The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium... 

Alternative wireless connections

     28th November 2017 In certain instances it is not possible to connect network components utilised in industry with a fibre connection.  Therefore alternative wireless connections must be made available. “When wireless connections are needed for the inter-networking of devices ie. the Internet of Things (IoT), there... 

PRASA says it’s on top of security problems

By: News24Wire      17th October 2017 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has responded to the damning letter written by Ernest Hendricks, regional security manager of the Western Cape. In the letter, dated 31 May and addressed to PRASA's head office in Pretoria, Hendricks described problems with the security system,... 

Airborne Drones on patrol – the answer to public safety policing

     10th July 2017 Autonomous drones are set to take over border patrols, crime hotspot monitoring and more, says South Africa’s Airborne Drones Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)s, commonly known as drones, will soon be a common sight over border zones, crime hotspots and city streets, as public safety and security... 

Acquisition creates larger industry opportunities

     30th June 2017 In April, construction and civil engineering contractor Esor acquired trenchless technology specialist Tuboseal, renaming it to Esor Tuboseal, which creates larger industry opportunities. 

Eskom Academy trains over 500 contractors

     19th May 2017 Over the last three years, State-owned power utility Eskom’s enterprise development programme, the Contractor Academy, trained 518 contractors from all nine provinces, with the youth accounting for about 60% of participants. The programme started as a pilot programme in 2008 and has since grown... 

See Africa’s largest selection of targeted security and fire products under one roof at Securex 2017

     13th April 2017 Everyone has something they need to protect. For some it’s personal and business material assets, for most it’s the safeguarding of family members and personnel, and for others it’s the protection of sensitive data. Finding solutions that are simultaneously budget-friendly and reliable is often... 

Rocla’s Versatile Concrete Poles

     9th March 2017 In the last decade, questions about the cost effectiveness and environmental friendliness of timber and steel poles have inevitably made industry seek alternative solutions for applications across a wide variety of sectors which include electricity, electrical, telecommunications, security... 

Rocla’s Versatile Concrete Poles

     7th March 2017 In the last decade, questions about the cost effectiveness and environmental friendliness of timber and steel poles have inevitably made industry seek alternative solutions for applications across a wide variety of sectors which include electricity, electrical, telecommunications, security... 

Protect analogue camera systems with DEHNvario 3in1 surge arrester

     27th February 2017 Factors including low cost, compatibility with other components, a wide range of video signals and the protection of existing systems have made certain that analogue CCTV cameras are still widely used. A compact arrester ensuring the protection and availability of video transmission systems, the... 

Invitation to the surveillance technology event of the quarter

     16th February 2017 This coming month (March 2017) Forbatt SA the exclusive agency for KEDACOM, Sunell and TVT will be hosting the surveillance security event of the quarter. The event MC is our very own Barry Hilton. You are cordially invited to join us at any one of the 3 amazing venues. Durban Southern Sun... 

Build your brand by booking a stand at Securex 2017

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th November 2016 A Wall Street Journal study of the last recession showed that companies that cut back on marketing lost sales and market share, while those that maintained their marketing increased profits when compared to those that reduced marketing (source: http://www.entrepreneurmag.co.za/). Furthermore,... 

The Day the world went Dark – How would you approach a DDoS attack in your business

     24th October 2016 On Friday 21 October the “Day the world went Dark”, a major US-based DNS hosting company DYN Inc. experienced what is arguably the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in history on its servers. At 4:22 PM EST the company was reported as saying “Looks like this is probably going to... 

IoT – exposure everywhere

     19th September 2016 The adoption of IoT technologies is set to broaden the risk exposure consumers and enterprises face, driving a need for new legislation, more layers of security and increased awareness, says Fortinet. The arrival of Internet of Things technologies might not significantly change the mode of attack... 

National Oceanography Centre takes control of site management with Solution House

     5th August 2016 The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has deployed a unique software solution from software development specialist Solution House to improve and automate its site and facility management, eliminating manual incident reports and introducing mobile incident management for security and maintenance... 

We cannot fight railway crime alone – PRASA

By: News24Wire      29th July 2016 The Passenger Rail Agency South Africa (PRASA) says it cannot fight increasing violent crime at South Africa's train stations on its own. PRASA was responding to the United National Transport Union (Untu) after the union slammed the body on Wednesday, following a number of violent murders in the... 

How to professionally specify your IP camera network

     28th July 2016 The past decade has seen camera surveillance technology rapidly evolving. Of significance was the much-anticipated shift from analogue closed circuit television (CCTV) to Internet protocol (IP)-based systems. It is now widely accepted that the benefits of IP far outweigh analogue, but the... 

PRASA Welcomes The Mock - Up Of The New Trains

     7th July 2016 PRASA has welcomed the mock-up of its new trains at Pretoria Station today. The Mock-up train, an exact replica of the newly purchased trains, will be open for public viewing at the end of July free of charge.   The train is an example of a single coach that will be used to demonstrate the... 

Ambitious integrated, proactive security initiative for UWC

     29th June 2016 EES Africa (Pty) Ltd is currently working with University of the Western Cape management on an ambitious multi-pronged initiative, the UWC Safe Campus Project, to substantially increase campus security.  The key objective is to achieve integrated, proactive security. “Security system integration,... 

Ambitious integrated, proactive security initiative for UWC

     28th June 2016 EES Africa (Pty) Ltd is currently working with University of the Western Cape management on an ambitious multi-pronged initiative, the UWC Safe Campus Project, to substantially increase campus security.  The key objective is to achieve integrated, proactive security. “Security system integration,... 

Imperial’s Five-Pillar Approach Reduces Transport Risk

     23rd June 2016 Imperial Logistics’ proactive, multi-pronged approach to managing transport risk is yielding big benefits for the supply chain and logistics leader and its clients, including fewer hijackings, more successful convictions and the collapse of hijacking syndicates. Imperial Logistics, Health Safety... 

Yokogawa Receives SCADA System Order for Gas Distribution Pipeline Project in Bangladesh

     20th June 2016 Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa India, has received an order from the Gas Transmission Company Limited to supply a monitoring and control system for the gas pipeline system in Bangladesh. This project will involve the revamping, modernisation, and expansion... 

Technology firms deploy digital solutions to combat rhino poaching

By: Schalk Burger     13th May 2016 South Africa-based information and communication technology firm Dimension Data and networking multinational Cisco have installed secure intelligent networks and analytical systems at a game reserve to combat rhino poaching. The first phase, conducted in close consultation with game rangers,... 

Smart tech for a better lifestyle, Tips for home owners and businesses

     28th April 2016 Home and office technologies are now smarter than ever before. Not only are they simplifying our daily lives, they are also transforming the way we work and live. Everything from entertainment and appliances to security, heating and lighting systems are now all interconnected and accessible from... 

Bridge City’s co-ordinated security measures produce results

     18th April 2016 As development of the Bridge City mixed use precinct north of Durban gathers pace, essential services are being rolled out in tandem with the laying down of physical infrastructure. A key component to realising the vision of a viable and vibrant retail, business, residential and light industrial... 

Finding security and fire solutions under one roof at Securex 2016

     31st March 2016 Tackling crime head on requires a manifold approach that encompasses the involvement of various stakeholders including the Government and its agencies, the private sector, the private security industry and the citizens of the country. A proactive mindset regarding monitoring and prevention of... 

Damco expands logistics capacity in Vietnam

     1st March 2016 Damco has unveiled its expanded Southern Vietnam Logistics Center in Binh Duong Province. Now covering 37,150 m2 and 141 loading bays, and incorporating state-of-the-art facilities, this C-TPAT certified multi-purpose warehouse is an important pillar of a multi-year capacity expansion plan.... 

Interactive lighting solution attracts interest from various projects

By: Kimberley Smuts     19th February 2016 Since the launch of its Shuffle one-pole lighting column in October, luminaires manufacturer Beka Schréder has received a number of enquiries for various projects at universities, playgrounds and fitness parks. Beka Schréder marketing manager Sibusiso Skosana tells Engineering News that the... 

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