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100-bed modular hospital boosts EC pandemic efforts

SIEMENS South Africa has joined forces with several other organisations to provide a 100-bed separate modular hospital to the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in East...

‘Super sucker’ truck for hazmat applications

WERNER Pumps has announced a new vacuum truck designed specifically to handle hazardous material applications. “We’re calling our super sucker truck the Mammoth Vac as...

Unpacking the pandemic’s profound impact on the waste sector

ONE of the biggest changes last year was how businesses globally re-evaluated their approach to cleaning and hygiene regimes, including revision of waste management...

Lighting the way to COVID-free business premises

Face masks and social distancing remain key weapons in the fight against COVID-19, but landlords and business owners now have a third option, writes...

Pre-fabulous! COVID clinics among hundreds of mobile buildings erected in record time

OVER a nine-month period, Kwikspace executed 630 projects, delivering and erecting more than 1 700 prefabricated, relocatable buildings covering 55 000 m² . Of these,...

No, COVID hasn’t killed off the office but…

THANKS to COVID-19, architects and designers are going to have to create buildings and workspaces that entice people back into the office and enhance...

Mid-sized companies largely defenceless in face of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks

Medium-sized companies in South Africa are in a precarious position in terms of cybersecurity, writes Lukas van der Merwe, Specialist Sales Executive: Security, T-Systems...

SMEs see light at the end of COVID tunnel

FOLLOWING a year of unprecedented challenges, South African small and medium enterprises (SMEs) appear to have seen a glimmer of light at the end...

How water reuse can help close the EC water demand gap

Water management and wastewater reuse is essential if South Africa, and the Eastern Cape in particular, is to plug the gap between supply and...

PE lab at centre of R3bn COVID vaccine quest

A Port Elizabeth laboratory is at the centre of Aspen Pharmacare’s efforts to create a COVID-19 vaccine in collaboration with US-based pharmaceutical giant Johnson...

No rescue. Veteran PE tyre plant to close

BRIDGESTONE South Africa (BSAF) has finalised the process to close its tyre manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth, this despite a promise by Eastern Cape...

Why government needs to take ransomware seriously

WITH October marking International Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Chris Buchanan, Client Solutions Director Dell Technologies South Africa argues that government needs to take cyber threats a...

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Metals, engineering indaba to tackle SA power supply problems

THE Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba, which takes place on 24 and 25 May at the IDC Auditorium in Sandton will probe the...

Does extension of COVID loan scheme mean it’s a failure?

By Thakhani Masindi THE National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the Banking Association South Africa launched the Loan Guarantee Scheme on 12...

Desalination plant won’t be enough to avert NMB water crisis, chamber warns

ORGANISED business in Nelson Mandela Bay has welcomed the Council’s recent green light for the construction of a seawater desalination plant but warned that...

A Sage new way for SMEs to automate business accounting

FNB and cloud business management company Sage have announced a partnership that they say will simplify the process of transferring financial transaction history to...