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Ctrack launches Crystal, a game-changer in Online Business Fleet Data reporting

20th June 2022 Ctrack has 35 years experience in vehicle tracking and fleet management, and during that time, they have developed a variety of innovative solutions for efficient fleet and asset management services. Ctrack is now taking its product offering to new heights by launching its brand new data... 

Digital manufacturing saves time, money and lives

20th June 2022 The world has gone through rapid transformation, created, in part, by the impact of Covid-19 and the sudden and radical dependance on digital technologies. Parallel to this, has been the ongoing exponential rise of the fourth industrial revolution, ushering in an era of new technologies,... 

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Saving a leading engineering company through business rescue

15th June 2022 Cast Products SA has been under the control of the turnaround team of Engaged Business Turnaround and Chrisyd Advisory Services for five months, after the firms were appointed to manage its business rescue in late January 2022.  The business rescue brought together a team of vastly experienced... 

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Aveva, Digital Industries partnership aims for purposeful industrial transformation

By: Schalk Burger     14th June 2022 Industrial software companies Aveva and Digital Industries will invest in and formalise their presence in East and West African markets with the purpose of ensuring that industrial companies, and countries, are competitive, efficient and effective by supporting their digital adoption journeys,... 

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Smart way to make machine interventions safer

14th June 2022 Increase workplace safety with a world-class Lockout/Tagout solution from a single supplier.  

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Minimizing downtime in mining operations with set to spec equipment

14th June 2022 Machine downtime has a major impact on profit and productivity in any mining operation. It is critical that mining companies have access to reliable heavy equipment and machinery 24/7 to achieve their objectives. Described as a duration the machine cannot work when needed, machine downtime has... 

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World’s largest vertically integrated TIO2 Producer, Tronox, donates R3 million towards flood relief efforts

13th June 2022 The Tronox Board of Directors has approved a total sum of R3 million to be distributed to the Solidarity Fund Floods Response pillar; as well as NGO, Gift of the Givers in their efforts of providing the much-needed support in assisting communities who were most affected by the April floods that... 

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Digital technologies can support industries in achieving sustainability, net-zero goals

By: Schalk Burger     9th June 2022 Digital technologies can support industries in achieving their sustainability and net-zero emissions goals. Efficiency is the largest driver of sustainability, but also of profitability, says industrial software multinational Aveva global head of digital acceleration Michele Cacciari. 

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Fired up for the energy transition

9th June 2022 How extracting value from the old and new burners can fuel the energy revolution  When I was approached for this piece on boilers and burners based on our rich history of combustion projects, I reflected on my current vision. Engineering is a  key to converting Africa's rich resources to value... 

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5 ways to start fixing SA’s deteriorating water quality

9th June 2022 By Andi Rweqane, Director of Water at Royal HaskoningDHV Poor water quality in South Africa is putting our health and economy at risk. 

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ZEST WEG develops a significant manufacturing capability

9th June 2022 Over the past 12 years Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has evolved from being primarily a sales and distribution company to a fully-fledged manufacturer working to the best global standards. In 2010 WEG acquired a majority shareholding in... 

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Local transformer manufacturing at Zest WEG's facility in Wadeville.

Advancing and localising SA’s automotive industry

9th June 2022 Back in 2018, South Africa’s automotive industry directly employed some 110 000 people and contributed 6.8% to our GDP – 4.3% in manufacturing and 2.5% in retail. In 2020, NAAMSA reported that this had dropped to 4.9% due to the impact of COVID-19. 

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Choose your finish with the Superflex non-woven abrasive range 

2nd June 2022 Non-woven abrasives are a three-dimensional web of fibers with globules of resin and abrasives embedded into the network of fibers. Typically, the fibers are nylon or another synthetic material. The abrasive types can range from silicon carbide to aluminum oxide or ceramic alumina. Some of the... 

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Autodesk launches First Step in Your Career initiative in South Africa

2nd June 2022 Finding your first job after graduating is not always easy. Autodesk hopes to help new graduates bridge this gap with their First Step in Your Career initiative, created to support future engineers in the manufacturing sector. This programme was piloted in Turkey in 2021 as a result of the high... 

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Gridspertise for the first time in the African energy market

2nd June 2022 As a Platinum Partner of Enlit Africa, the company will showcase its solutions to accelerate the transformation of the continent’s power distribution sector Overcoming current challenges to foster electrification in Africa 

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Motor Protection – Coordinated Motor Starters

2nd June 2022 Magnet is the largest distributor of Schneider Electric products in South Africa and boasts in-depth Schneider product knowledge and technical expertise. Schneider Electric share their knowledge on Motor Protection, by tackling coordinated motor starters… 

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27th May 2022 Free legal advice may sound like the start of another lawyer joke, yet here we are: we’ve developed an easy-to-follow ‘NEC 3 & 4 FOR NEWBIES’ series designed to see you build – rather than billed – more by the hour.  


The importance of using OEM hoses in peristaltic pumps

26th May 2022 Darryl Macdougall, Managing Director, Verder Pumps South Africa Peristaltic pumps offer several advantages in their use, as the technology is highly reliable and ideal for pumping “difficult to pump” liquids. Having said that, a critical component in the pump unit’s performance is the hose as... 

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NCPC-SA energy efficiency objectives ‘big opportunity’ to reduce South Africa’s carbon intensity

By: Simone Liedtke     26th May 2022 Considering the economic objectives in South Africa, despite the challenges facing the country, the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) believes there remains a “big opportunity” to reduce the country’s carbon intensity. This opportunity, Department of Trade, Industry and... 

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Attend South Africa’s premier event for the trucking industry

25th May 2022 The RFA Convention is the most prominent event in the trucking industry. Our prestigious, well-supported and much-anticipated event will celebrate its 15th year running in 2022. 

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Earn CPD points by attending the IZA Africa’s technical webinar on Zinc in construction and building

19th May 2022 Join the IZA's Africa Desk for an informative technical webinar where we will focus on Zinc galvanized steel items for use in the construction and building industry. This will include wire, galvanized steel and continuously galvanized sheeting for roofing and cladding.  

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Cybersecurity critical to advance a sustainable energy system

19th May 2022 The energy industry is one of the world’s top three target sectors for cyberattacks. Not least recent events such as the ransomware strike on the Colonial Pipeline, which disrupted fuel supplies to the US South-East, a data breach at Danish wind turbine maker Vestas, and a cyberattack on the... 

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KEPCO KPS, 2nd scholarship offer to South African universities

18th May 2022 KEPCO KPS MD Jungnam Lee (left) and Korean Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in South Africa Chull -Joo Park (second from right) give scholarship certificate to Deputy Dean (middle) and beneficiary student (right) of University of Cape Town. KEPCO KPS President & CEO Kim Hongyoun... 

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Sungrow is Committed to Driving Southern Africa Region’s Clean Power Transition with Industry-Leading Solutions and Dedicated Local Service

16th May 2022 Sungrow, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, thus far, supplied cumulatively 700 MW of installations in the Southern Africa region, occupying over 40% market share, and owns 100% bankability by South Africa Bank. This industry leader also dominates the global PV market... 

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Vesconite – the ideal bearing material for many agricultural applications 

13th May 2022 South African wear part and bearings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings produces Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube at its Virginia manufacturing facility in the Free State. 

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XRDynamic 500: One instrument, a world of possibilities

13th May 2022 Behind the instrument is innovative fusion. On the one hand, our experience and market leadership in small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and non-ambient X-ray diffraction, acquired over more than half a century and based on the premium quality and superior performance of our instrument portfolio... 

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A new energy reality – natural gas’s critical role in SA’s transitioning

12th May 2022 By: Andri Hugo, CEO & Founder of Novo Energy                                                                                                                        The news coming out of the Investing in African Mining Indaba must be encouraging to both environmentalists and the mining industry.... 

NOVO Energy’s compressed natural gas production facility in the Highveld Industrial Park. The operations will be expanded to include a liquid natural gas (LNG) Hub in the near future
NOVO Energy’s compressed natural gas production facility in the Highveld Industrial Park. The operations will be expanded to include a liquid natural gas (LNG) Hub in the near future

The future of mining in South Africa

12th May 2022 Mining can’t continue as it has: that’s the core of this year’s Mining Indaba with a theme that centres on greening a historically harmful industry. With carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere at their highest levels ever, Barloworld Equipment is well aware of the monumental changes needed to... 

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Grinding Techniques – Your premium metal fabrication partner 

12th May 2022 Since the beginning of time, man found value in utilising various materials to produce products related to self-sustainability. These materials evolved over time as technology and expertise increased, right from the humble beginnings of the copper age to the current highly sophisticated alloy... 

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Why do you do what you do? 5 business growth insights any business owner can apply, today  

12th May 2022 By Pavlo Phitidis, co-founder of Aurik, business growth specialist, author and speaker As a business owner who dared to start, found the creativity to do it differently, and the care to sustain and grow your business, asking this question is critical to ensure all of that effort and investment is... 

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Give every asset a unique digital identity

12th May 2022 With Brady Corporation's complete RFID solution, assets in any industrial environment can be given unique digital identities just by applying a label. Users will be able to identify and locate labelled assets all at once, from a distance, in real time, without needing line of sight.  


Mining sector offers significant opportunity in enabling economic growth with a multiplier effect

12th May 2022 South Africa’s economy was built on its mining industry prowess which not only helped to fund the country’s infrastructure but also precipitated the growth of a number of a number of supporting industries and services. 

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Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director at SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa

Efficiency in electric motors drives savings, sustainability

12th May 2022 In the absence of legislation to drive energy efficiency in South Africa, it is vital that local industries recognise the commercial benefit of converting to high efficiency motors, says Zest WEG sales manager for electric motors Francois Labuschagne. In pursuit of global targets to reduce the... 

 A motor’s purchase price typically makes up only about 2% of its lifecycle cost over 10 years. With another 3% of this cost consumed by maintenance, a full 95% of the cost of running a motor is the energy it consumes.
A motor’s purchase price typically makes up only about 2% of its lifecycle cost over 10 years. With another 3% of this cost consumed by maintenance, a full 95% of the cost of running a motor is the energy it consumes.

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Sarens Siba introduces decentralized depot structure

4th May 2022 Sarens is the global leader and industry reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting and engineered transport. With state-of-the-art equipment and value engineering, Sarens offers its clients creative and intelligent solutions to any heavy lifting and engineered transport challenges. 

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Anton Paar’s Refractometer series: Abbemat 3X00. High-tech in a nutshell

By: Yolande Botes     1st May 2022 The Abbemat 3X00 series provides all the essential features and intuitive handling. It smoothly integrates into laboratories in the chemicals, beverage, food, and fragrances industry, without taking up much space or time – or money. This out-of-the-box refractometer series is ideal for small... 

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New premises for RMA Automotive SA

25th April 2022 RMA Automotive South Africa (RMAA SA) have moved into their new head office and stand-alone Vehicle Modification Centre, located in the Silverton automotive manufacturing hub Northeast of Pretoria. The newly refurbished facility of 1,500m² will be dedicated to the development of RMAA SA’s Vehicle... 

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Addressing the energy trilemma in mining operations with natural gas and renewable power

21st April 2022 The world today is faced with the energy trilemma of achieving the right balance between reliability, sustainability and affordability for electricity generation, delivery and consumption.  

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