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Transformative new solar power project to boost sustainable energy in KCD 

1st July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An innovative new partnership between South32 Hillside Aluminium and Solana Energy is set to transform the Richard’s Bay and King Cetshwayo District (KCD) economic regions and bring much-needed sustainable energy to one of South Africa’s most important commercial hubs. Launching in June 2022,... 

Data breaches in SA are on the rise and the time to act is now

1st July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By: Chris Norton, Regional Director – Africa, Veeam® Software High-profile data breaches always grab the headlines, but often the damage is far deeper than just an organisation’s reputation. It can have very serious consequences that affect the bottom line, or - especially if it is a public... 

CESA hosts gala graduation dinner for the future engineering leaders

1st July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) School of Consulting Engineering (SCE) hosted a prestigious gala graduation dinner for the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Business of Consulting Engineering (BCE) Management Development Programme graduates. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 lockdown, gatherings... 

Beware the fire starter

1st July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By John Raptakis Offer Marketing CLD, CLS & FD, Home & Distribution Business, Schneider Electric Commercial and industrial property buildings are faced a with a number of fundamental challenges when ensuring the safety of people and their facilities.  One of the biggest challenges is the fire and... 

Zest WEG poised for African growth

1st July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / After a decade-long expansion of its manufacturing capabilities in South Africa, Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazil’s WEG Group, is well placed to extend its already extensive footprint in the African market.  “We now have six manufacturing facilities in Gauteng and Cape Town,... 

Commvault and Oracle Partner to Deliver Metallic® Data Management as a Service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to Accelerate Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Adoption

30th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / OCI coupled with Metallic data management as a service (DMaaS) enables enterprise customers to protect and secure their data against threats, adhere to local data residency laws, and ease data management and recovery.  Commvault, a global enterprise leader in intelligent data services across... 

DMaaS is the solution to hybrid cloud complexity woes

30th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Iniel Dreyer, MD at Data Management Professionals South Africa After an initial scramble to move everything to the cloud, companies are increasingly moving to a hybrid cloud environment, with a mix of private and public cloud infrastructure and services, coupled with on-premises storage. 

DHL Global Forwarding appoints new CEO & new Vice President to drive innovation in Middle East & Africa (MEA)

30th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / DHL Global Forwarding, the international provider of air, ocean and road freight services has named Clement Blanc as CEO for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) & South Africa (SA) and Pramod Bagalwadi as Vice President CDZ MEA, effective 1st June 2022. Before taking up their new roles, Blanc held the... 

Dealing with fire risk in a mining environment

30th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mining vehicles such as excavators, haul trucks and even drag lines are high-value assets that operate in arduous conditions where there is a high fire risk. This means that pre-shift and weekly inspections on mining vehicles are essential to ensure that the fire prevention system is in good... 

Buying or selling a home? look out for these red flags

30th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By: Grant Smee, Managing Director of Only Realty Group and Property Entrepreneur Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, your goals are intrinsically linked: a buyer wants to secure their dream home or property investment, and a seller wants to secure a vetted buyer who can afford the purchase and... 

Vesconite commissions large-quantity production unit

30th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Vesconite Bearings commissioned a dedicated facility for high production runs of finished parts in June. This follows its purchase of a thousand-square-meter structure that had been used as a grain silo and then as a seed store by its previous owners. 

The new factility for high production runs
The new factility for high production runs

Supply chain community’s first in-person gathering since Covid-19 was a huge success

30th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / More than 600 supply chain professionals from Africa and around the world met in Cape Town for the 44th annual SAPICS Conference, hosted by The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management. It was the first in-person gathering of the SAPICS supply chain community since the start of the COVID-19... 

eWASA appoints Packaging Executive for section18 EPR

29th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The e-Waste Association of South Africa (eWASA) is proud to announce the appointment of Adri Spangenberg as Packaging Executive, with effect from 1 July 2022.   “In order for us to be compliant with the National Environmental Management: Waste Act and the Industry Waste Management Plan (IWMP)... 

Hitachi Energy and Petrofac to collaborate in growing offshore wind market

29th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hitachi Energy, a market and technology leader in transmission, distribution and grid automation solutions, and Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the energy industry, have entered into a collaboration to provide grid integration and associated infrastructure to support the... 

Positive industry turnout for Securex, A-OSH Expo, Facilities Management Expo and Firexpo 2022 trade shows

29th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The occupational health and safety, security, facilities management, and fire protection sectors proved once again that face-to-face interaction cannot be beaten, with excellent industry support seen at the recent co-located Securex South Africa, A-OSH Expo, Facilities Management Expo and Firexpo... 

Eliminate counterfeits and boost operational efficiency with Stock Audits from SKF Brand Protection

29th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Stock Audits from SKF’s Brand Protection, an easy solution for verification of products marked SKF, have been delivering massive savings for customers operating in a wide spectrum of industries. Recently, the SKF Brand Protection team assisted three major users of SKF products in South Africa to... 

Rockwell Automation named a Visionary; Plex Systems named a Leader in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Manufacturing Execution Systems

29th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has announced that it has been named as a Visionary for its FactoryTalk® ProductionCentre and Plex Systems named as a Leader for its Smart Manufacturing Platform in the Gartner Magic... 

Mirova announces the acquisition of SunFunder, a specialist in emerging market clean energy and climate investment, and accelerates its ambition to become a global leader in impact investing

29th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Financing the environmental and energy transition is a key objective for Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers dedicated to impact investing. With the acquisition of SunFunder, a private debt management company that finances renewable energy projects in Africa and Asia, Mirova is... 

MBAWC calls on the youth to pursue careers in the built environment and curb the skills shortfall

29th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / While South Africa is ranked number one out of the top 10 countries with the highest unemployment rates globally (World Population Review), the Master Builders’ Association, Western Cape notes that there is a shortfall of 40 000 skilled artisans in the country. This shortfall could be addressed... 

Tjeka Training Matters committed to transformation

29th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Tjeka Training Matters, a leading construction training provider, is now a Level 1 contributor to Broad-Based Back Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE).  “This development demonstrates our commitment to the transformation of the local construction industry and the larger South African economy.... 

The outsourced asset care service – is this a panacea for the struggling maintenance departments of small to medium-sized enterprises?

29th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Proper and consistent maintenance can make or break businesses. The headline in a local newspaper, Business Day – dated 13/06/2022, reads “Poor performance and degradation of rail and port infrastructure have seen SA’s coal exports drop 20% from about 80 million tonnes in 2017 to about 64 million... 

The price of inferior service – the true costs to consider when choosing a TES provider

29th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Tania Govender, Sales Director at Worldwide Staffing In an increasingly tight economy, businesses across the globe are unfortunately cutting costs to secure their survival. Slashing expenditure is the order of the day, but the problem with cutting costs and choosing the cheapest service... 

Why telemetry should form a critical part of your water management systems

29th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Johan Potgieter, software leader: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric In a time when the consistent provision of water, hampered by challenges like aging infrastructure, has become paramount, technology and more specifically telemetry has stepped to the fore to offer workable solutions to... 

Retail sector shows signs of recovery as SA shoppers stick close to home

28th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Against all odds, the South African retail sector is showing strong signs of recovery, with shopper activity returning to pre-pandemic levels. “While many feared that a combination of loadshedding, the COVID-19 lockdown and the rise of online shopping (e-commerce) would lead to the demise of... 

Retail sector shows signs of recovery as SA shoppers stick close to home

It’s ‘adapt or die’ for SA carmakers

28th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The future of the SA carmaking industry depends on how fast we can change our auto policy to embrace the change to New Energy Vehicles, writes Mikel Mabasa, CEO of naamsa | The Automotive Business Council. 

SITECH SA has been appointed as the exclusive dealer for Loadscan® in the African territory

28th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Over 20 years ago, Loadscan® invented and patented the original load volume scanner, and since then has been the market leader in providing certified, accurate and reliable load information in various industries. They are the only volumetric scanning manufacturer with internationally recognised... 

Dealing with fire risk in a mining environment

28th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mining vehicles such as excavators, haul trucks and even drag lines are high-value assets that operate in arduous conditions where there is a high fire risk. This means that pre-shift and weekly inspections on mining vehicles are essential to ensure that the fire prevention system is in good... 

Unlocking the opportunities for electric vehicle manufacturing in South Africa

28th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Electric vehicles are the future of transportation, with many countries already putting a time limit on the future of fossil fuel driven cars. In South Africa, this is both a challenge and an enormous opportunity. The import duties on these vehicles are prohibitively high, which means there isn’t... 

Would you have an unqualified planner planning your shutdown?

28th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Maintenance shutdowns are frequently required to carry out maintenance (and other) activities that can only be done while the process is offline. Maintenance shutdowns are costly to implement and require intensive planning. A solid plan ensures that quality work gets done within scope, budget and... 

EnergyNet partners with Enerdatics for tech-enabled renewable energy marketplace

28th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / EnergyNet.com, LLC (“EnergyNet”), the leading technology-enabled multi-commodity marketplace platform, announced a partnership today with Enerdatics Services Pvt. Ltd. (“Enerdatics”), the premier renewable energy M&A intelligence platform, to provide advisory services in the acquisition and... 

This Environment Month, Coca-Cola celebrates increased PET recycling rates in South Africa

27th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As National Environment Month in June encourages everyone to Reimagine, Recover and Restore our global ecosystems, Coca-Cola continues to recognise its important role in empowering and investing in the South African recycling sector.  Through its commitment to designing, collecting, and... 

Engen pumps convenience as DSV Locker footprint grows

27th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen’ enduring promise ‘With us you are Number One” has always placed the customer at the very heart of its business. It is what inspires South Africa’s favourite* petrol station brand to invest great effort into remaining an attractive and convenient destination for motorists and shoppers.... 

Changes to the board and appointment of a chief restructuring officer and termination of underwriting agreement 

27th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Tongaat Hulett has announced the establishment of a Restructuring Committee, an additional sub-committee of the board of directors of the Company.  The establishment of the Restructuring Committee and the appointment of the Chief Restructuring Officer are to intensify the focus on the turnaround... 

Light travelling in a distorting medium can appear undistorted

27th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / That light gets distorted when passing through distorting media seems self-evident. Now Wits Researchers have discovered a hidden property in the light that remains unchanged, a figurative “beacon in the dark” that can be exploited for applications such as imaging, sensing and communication.   A... 

Cummins celebrates women engineers and the women in STEM

27th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is celebrated on June 23 every year to honour the exceptional achievements of women engineers worldwide. The theme for 2022 celebrates Inventors and Innovators. On this INWED, we spoke to Magdolin Mikhail, Business Manager at the Cummins New Power... 

Guarding against cyberattacks in the shipping and logistics sector with an effective recovery strategy

27th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Kate Mollett, Regional Director at Commvault Africa The shipping and logistics industry is increasingly a target of cybercrime and ransomware attacks, a trend that has accelerated in recent years. The reason for this is simple – these companies store and process a wealth of personal... 

Fuel price hike will drive up costs across virtually all supply chains

24th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africans should brace themselves for the hard hitting and far-reaching impact of the fuel price hike, which will increase costs across entire supply chains, says MJ Schoemaker, president of SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management. “Transport companies and logistics service... 

Dube TradePort Highlights KZN Manufacturing Potential  

24th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Manufacturing Indaba 2022 has seen, Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone seize the opportunity to position the province of KwaZulu-Natal as a sound location for South Africa's manufacturing sector. The industry-driven event provided Dube TradePort with a unique opportunity to build business... 

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