Yokogawa’s Smart Terminal Automation Solution Manages the Largest LPG Terminal Facility in Africa

Yokogawa’s Smart Terminal Automation Solution

Since its foundation in 1915, Yokogawa has contributed to society by providing leading edge products and solutions centering on its measurement, control and information technologies. Yokogawa’s commitment to service excellence and technical support has seen more than 250 projects successfully delivered in the Sub Saharan African region, with the most recent project being the largest on- and offshore open-access liquid petroleum gas (LPG) import terminal facility in Africa. Located in the port of Saldanha Bay, South Africa, Sunrise Energy was established in 2007 to develop and construct an LPG Terminal.…

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Young woman builds business empire from R1 000

When Promise Machimane, 32, was retrenched from her bank job, she struggled to find employment for a number of years, a story that thousands of young people can relate to. Despite the depressing period of unemployment after having lost her job with six years of experience, Machimane decided to establish a company with just a capital of R1 000. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mia Sanitary Towels and Mia Foundation. Her company manufactures sanitary towels and baby diapers. She hails from Tzaneen in Limpopo but is currently…

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Government wants zero harm at mines

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has called on mining companies to prioritise the health and safety of miners as part of the zero harm targets set out by government. Government, for its part, will be tough in exercising its powers and regulatory issues. The health and safety of mineworkers, Minister Zwane said, remains of paramount importance not only for the day-to-day operations of mines, but for the long-term sustainability of the sector. “This must be the turning point when it comes to issues of safety. This year alone, I have visited more…

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SA helps municipalities to go green

Municipalities across the country are set to go greener with the introduction of a new national strategy.   The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has developed the national greening strategy, which aims to assist municipalities to develop greening plans at local level, and ensure that greening is included in the Integrated Development Plans (IDPs). Speaking at the launch of National Arbor Week at Cedarville Town Hall in Matatiele in the Eastern Cape on Friday, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana said the greening strategy will support local government, NGOs,…

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Call for improved ICT infrastructure in SADC region

With information and communication technologies transforming the way people live, work, learn and communicate, more infrastructure is still needed in the rural, peri-urban and township areas. Improved infrastructure could help address the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region’s socio-economic issues, ensure better quality of life, boost regional economic integration and bridge the inequality gap and aid industrialization efforts. “Through greater access to ICTs infrastructure, applications and services, more of our citizens can be integrated in social, political and economic activities,” said Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo on Wednesday. She was speaking…

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SA, Russia sign oil and gas development agreement

South Africa and Russia on Monday signed an agreement that will see about US$400 million invested in oil and gas development. The agreement between PetroSA, the oil and gas corporation of South Africa, and Rosgeo, geological exploration company of the Russian Federation, was signed at the 9th annual BRICS Summit, currently underway in Xiamen, China. “The agreement involves the development in the exploration areas of blocks 9 and 11a off the South Coast of South Africa. Within the framework of the agreement, Rosgeo is supposed to conduct a considerable volume…

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R50m youth-owned pet food company launched

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe on Friday launched a R50 million black industrialist firm in Gauteng, saying it confirms the capability of young people. The Deputy Minister said the launch of the 65% youth-owned black industrialist company shows that young people can contribute actively to the creation of employment opportunities and growing the country’s economy. “The launch of Maneli Pets Food proves the infinite potential and power that our youth are in possession of. South Africa has a right to a renewed hope and untamed faith because of…

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Nine-Point Plan creating a better life for South Africans

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government’s Nine-Point Plan has been stimulating economic activity since the intervention was announced by President Jacob Zuma three years ago. The Deputy President was answering questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday. “In 2015 President Zuma announced the reprioritisation of government interventions to support economic growth through the Nine-Point Plan. “In 2017, our implementation of the Nine-Point Plan continues and it continues to create a better life and indeed a better economy for our country,” he said. Listing some of the results from the intervention,…

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Mining jobs plan bearing fruit

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government’s plan to save jobs in the mining sector is starting to bear fruit. He fielded questions from Members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday. ANC MP Joanmariae Fubbs asked if government’s initiative in the mining sector to engage in dialogue would achieve the objective of saving jobs. “Like several sectors of the economy, mining still remains a priority sector. We believe that the sector retains great potential to create jobs and to contribute to our national wealth. “The plans that are in…

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“Robot, Doing Nothing”: zenon at the Ars Electronica Festival

ur zenon software will be brought to life at the Ars Electronica Festival for art, technology, and society from September 7 to 11 in Linz, Austria. As part of the media art project “Robot, Doing Nothing”, zenon will transform a robot into an element of the Industrial Internet of Things. The project “Robot, Doing Nothing” was designed and developed by the Viennese artist and designer Emanuel Gollob in collaboration with Johannes Braumann from the Creative Robotics Lab of the University of Art and Design Linz. Gollob envisions a post-industrial future…

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