Sisi Safety Wear Launches First Locally Manufactured Metaguard Safety Footwear for Women

Over the years, women have been making up a greater proportion of the workforce, and this includes sectors that have typically been male-dominated such as mining, manufacturing and construction. However, there are still limited offerings in specialised female safety footwear within these sectors. “This is why Sisi Safety Wear is pleased to launch the Basi Metaguard boot, the first locally produced metaguard safety boot for women.  The metaguard protector is primarily designed to protect the bridge of the foot from falling rocks and other hazards prominent in the mining industries.…

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Tackling non-revenue water will require all hands on deck

What if you didn’t get paid for 25% of your work, or in the case of South African municipalities, 41% of your work? This percentage is approximately the amount of non-revenue water generated by local towns and cities, water that cost-wise goes straight down the drain.   “Water represents a major revenue source for municipalities,” explains Chetan Mistry, Marketing and Strategy Manager for Xylem Africa. “In the United States, water revenue is second only to tax when it comes to municipal income. It’s pretty similar across the globe. So, when…

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SICK Automation introduces smallest, award-winning laser motion control sensor

Following the October 2020 launch of Speetec in Europe, it won an iF Design Award in the Product Category. “It’s one of the smallest – if not the smallest – devices that offers non-contact measurement, as well as a host of other benefits,” says Stephen Eltze, Market Product Manager, SICK Automation.   Speetec is a non-contact laser motion sensor delivering accurate measurement of the speed, length and position of almost any material These benefits include: Accurate, high resolution, slip-free measurement with high reproducibility Since Speetec doesn’t make contact with the…

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CHIETA celebrates TVET month with two initiatives uplifting employment

In South Africa’s drive to create economic opportunities for our youth and unemployed individuals, it is vital to acknowledge and promote the role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges. With August named ‘TVET Month’, the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) is proud to announce two TVET initiatives which are set to stimulate SMME activity and economic opportunities for individuals in the Western and Northern Cape provinces. “TVET colleges are instrumental in providing development opportunities for our youth and opening doors for employment,” comments CHIETA CEO…

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Proven: A digital twin enhances asset productivity, maintainability & reliability in the oil & gas industry

The ability to continue through the various production cycles unabated (zero unplanned downtime) in the up- and downstream oil & gas industries means that practical efficiencies using digitisation are essential. The most practical, accurate and efficient digitisation method to manage production cycle continuity in oil & gas is a digital twin – an accurate virtual representation of your plant or asset. In addition to improving production efficiency and significantly reducing the likelihood of unplanned maintenance, a digital twin provides numerous other benefits. These benefits include proper visualisation, sharing and collaboration…

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