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Nadine Ramdass

Nadine Ramdass

Nadine Ramdass is a Creamer Media Features Journalist for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Tech yields beneficial tools for farms

12th August 2022 Software company Aerobotics is pioneering solutions, such as its Aeroview infield mobile application and computer vision for the precision farming of perennial crops, as more growers look to agricultural technology to solve labour and input efficiency challenges. Aerobotics global business... 

Accurate solution allows for sustainable farming

12th August 2022 Agricultural technology developer Farm21 aims to assist 10 000 farmers worldwide in making better farming decisions by 2024 using its pinpoint accuracy solution, says Farm21 partnership manager Dewald de Vos. He says farmers want to keep their businesses resilient amid the increasingly... 

Innovative tech can change farming

12th August 2022 With there being a need to increase food production by 60% by 2050 in Europe, agricultural technology developers Farm21 partnership manager Dewald de Vos says precision farming tools, such as the solution offered by Farm21, help farmers to make informed decisions, based on real-time data. The... 

Sector pursues recovery amid various challenges

5th August 2022 While logistics real estate continues to do well and the office market is slowly improving, the operating environment for real estate owners and occupiers remains constrained. This is further compounded by the upward interest rate cycle that South Africa faces, says commercial real estate agency... 

Concrete parking lots offer numerous benefits

5th August 2022 While the initial construction cost of concrete parking is slightly higher, compared to asphalt parking, the maintenance costs of the former, for commercial and industrial properties, are minimal, says consolidated industrial body Cement & Concrete SA CEO Bryan Perrie. He adds that concrete... 

Strip malls preferred post pandemic

5th August 2022 While the South African retail sector is showing signs of recovery, factors such as fuel costs, inflation and a change in consumer habits throughout the pandemic have led to consumers’ frequenting strip malls more often than larger malls. “We are seeing a host of new retail developments coming to... 

Vacant office spaces halt development

5th August 2022 The office market continues to struggle, with an oversupply of space, especially in premium nodes, resulting in office development being “at a standstill” as developers diversify into the residential market with large-scale office conversions. Poor office demand was exacerbated by the repeated... 

Industrial property faces expansion hurdles

5th August 2022 The local property sector was subjected to a forced slowdown, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, consequently resulting in tension within the industrial property space as industrial tenants that needed to execute growth plans were waiting to evaluate what the real effects of Covid would be on their... 

Proactive maintenance ensures max efficiency

15th July 2022 With about 45% to 60% of the repair and maintenance costs associated with a tracked machine involving the undercarriage, an effective preventative maintenance programme is essential to ensure operators get the maximum equipment life span at the lowest cost per hour, says manufacturer, distributor... 

Prices driving upgrades, maintenance

15th July 2022 The current steep increase in commodity prices has led to mining clients’ upgrading and maintaining their equipment to reduce downtime and maximise output, says steel fabricator Hydra Arc project management office manager Tyrone van Heerden. While rising costs have had a negative impact on the... 

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