Schneider Electric boosting dairy production worldwide

·         Reducing energy bills up to 30% ·         Striving for zero waste ·         Optimised supply chains   Johannesburg South Africa, 22 February 2018 – Schneider Electric’s food & beverage solutions are increasing the efficiency and sustainability of the industry and its dairy solutions allow users to seize new market and profit opportunities, thanks to zero waste and 100% traceable production. This is achieved through its EcoStruxure Hybrid DCS (formerly known as PlantStruxure PES), which helps customers manage their dairy processes in an easy, smart and energy-efficient way. The new platform…

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MINISTER DAVIES TO LAUNCH 20TH ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN OF WORKPLACE CHALLENGE PROGRAMME

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, will launch a campaign to commemorate twenty years of successful productivity improvement by the Workplace Challenge Programme in Cape Town on 2 March 2018. Minister Davies will be accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Productivity South Africa, Mr Mothunye Mothiba. The launch will take place at the premises of one of the beneficiaries of the programme, Trax Interconnect. The Workplace Challenge Programme (WCP) is a two-year programme implemented amongst South African enterprises to improve their productivity, thereby ensuring sustainability…

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Wireless Trends in 2017 Point to a 5G Future

Wireless technology is a pivotal tech corner, not just in the industrial space but also in our daily life. 5G networks are soon approaching and will create a faster wireless network. Even though we are only at the beginning of 2018, several major new trends in wireless technology already loom on the horizon. At the Consumer Technology Association Tech Trends Show in New York City last year, 5G technology was poised to be the disruptive trend, enabling new technology to communicate faster than ever before. Solutions that will be enabled…

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Investor Confidence in South Africa Received a Boost

Investor confidence in South Africa has received a boost with the official launch of Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) in Port Elizabeth. The official launch follows an announcement made last year that Isuzu would purchase the light commercial vehicle operations in Port Elizabeth and also the balance of shareholding in its Isuzu Trucks South Africa operations.  The launch also follows General Motors disinvestment in South Africa last year as part of a broader, international strategic restructuring position by the company to exit certain markets as witnessed by the recent (last…

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Minister Gigaba delivers 2018 Budget amid tough climate

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s Budget Speech has seen him make “difficult decisions” to address a revenue shortfall and to fund free higher education. An increase in value-added tax (VAT), fuel levy and a higher estate duty tax are just some of the things South Africans will be faced with this year. On the other hand, Minister Gigaba announced some relief for the poor and the working class in the form of below inflation increase in personal income tax, while ensuring an above average increase in social grants. As part of…

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