Recognising skilful sales and brand ambassadorship: Rand-Air’s Salesperson of the Year award

Winning the prestigious award of Salesperson of the Year, took recipient Liesel Johnson, a seasoned sales consultant at Rand-Air’s Durban branch, by surprise at first. “I was initially really shocked – albeit pleasantly! After a while I gathered my thoughts and realised what a privilege this award is,” Johnson says. She adds that as a salesperson, recognition is “very important”, and she is therefore most appreciative of being acknowledged in this manner for her hard work. She believes her passion for the company and belief in its technology and products…

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Crushing’ the competition: Betterect builds semi-mobile crushing plant for Mozambique mine

Loading of bottom section of sizer base frame on SMCP project.

Crushing’ the competition: Betterect builds semi-mobile crushing plant for Mozambique mine

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Bladder accumulator recertification by HFT

As part of its part of its accumulator service package, Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) conducts legal parameter conformance testing on bladder accumulators. The offering proves accumulator conformance to PER and SANS 347 standards. HFT tests and recertifies 1 – 50 litre-capacity Bosch Rexroth, Olaer and Hydac bladder accumulators. Other bladder accumulator brands, if accompanied by design drawings and parameter specifications, are also tested at the company’s accumulation certification centre in Spartan, Johannesburg. To test accumulator vessel expansion, vessels are subjected to a hydrostatic pressure test to 1.25 times the vessel’s…

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Everising and First Cut: a cutting-edge partnership delivering premium equipment, consumables and technical support to South African steel fabricators.

Everising and First Cut: a cutting-edge partnership delivering premium equipment, consumables and technical support to South African steel fabricators.

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Best ranked tanks: Betterect employs pan-African project know-how and SA steel to build tanks for RioZim mine

The first completed tank for the RioZim project.

Betterect, a South African specialist in steel fabrication and erection of mining, petrochemical and other industrial structures, is drawing on its extensive experience of successfully delivering steel projects locally and across Africa to fabricate and install ten large steel tanks for RioZim, at its Cam and Motor gold mine in Zimbabwe. The tanks – of which the largest measure 12 m in diameter and 12.7 m in height – are part of an expansion of the gold processing plant at the mine. Betterect has also been appointed as the only…

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Training to ‘frame’: SASFA’s very popular light steel frame building (LSFB) training course is essential for the building, construction and allied industries

Light steel frame building (LSFB) could become even more popular in South Africa than it already is, if local suppliers and builders are sufficiently well-trained and equipped to consistently produce quality light steel frame buildings. For this reason, the Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (SASFA) offers a tailored five-day training course for builders, architects, engineers and quantity surveyors. The course covers the basic components of the light steel frame building process, including the rationale for LSFB building requirements. Students graduate with a thorough understanding thereof, as well as…

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SA SUPPLY CHAINS GEAR UP FOR LEVEL 4 AND DEMAND FOR WINTER GOODS

As South Africa enters the second phase of the country’s Covid-19 lockdown – Level 4, which includes some easing of the initial restrictions on business and movement – the supply chain industry faces new challenges, according to SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management. These may impact the availability of winter clothing and homeware, SAPICS notes. “Businesses not supplying essential goods have had to find short-term storage solutions for their products during the lockdown. Some were able to move their products to bonded storage facilities to delay the payment…

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Modernising water infrastructure: what will it take to address the water challenges in Africa?

JOHANNESBURG, SA,  Water is a critical resource and has a tremendous impact on Africa’s development. Unfortunately, climate change, together with a soaring population, has led to an increase in the demand for water – a demand that in many countries, outstrips the available resources. As the availability of water declines, the facilitation of water for domestic consumption, agriculture and other uses is becoming critical, as is the modernising of water infrastructure to meet the growing demand. Bear in mind that Africa is a continent with 1.2 billion people, and a…

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How businesses can unleash the power of human-machine collaboration

JOHANNESBURG, April 2020 — While much of the public discourse surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) focusses on dire predictions about robots stealing jobs, a growing number of future-minded business leaders are embracing an altogether more optimistic and empowering narrative. “Visionary leaders realise our future is not about people versus machines at all, but about how human collaboration and decision-making can be enhanced through the use of machines and AI,” says Wessel Oosthuizen, AI Leader, Deloitte Analytics. He cites research by Gartner which predicted that AI, far from “stealing” jobs, would be…

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SAPICS POSTPONES THE LEADING EVENT IN AFRICA FOR SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONALS AMID COVID-19 CRISIS

The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management,In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, has announced the postponement of the 2020 SAPICS Conference, Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for supply chain professionals. New dates for the conference, which was scheduled for the end of June, have been secured from 22 to 25 November 2020 at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town. “This is the first time in the annual conference’s 42-year history that a decision like this has had to…

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