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Taking gold twice

Continental’s Urban Taraxagum bicycle tyre, made from dandelion rubber, has won the prestigious Red Dot Design award, and was recently awarded the E-Bike Design & Innovation Award in the Sustainability & Green category by the magazine Focus E-Bike. While the Red Dot Award was obtained for the tyre’s tread design, which is based on the cell shape of the dandelion, Focus E-Bike has commended the sustainability of rubber extraction from dandelions. “We are delighted about the two awards,” says Thomas […]

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National standards during Covid-19

The need for national standards has been highlighted since the outbreak of Covid-19, as disruption of global supply chains has impacted the acquisition of personal protective equipment (PPE) and related medical gear. Practices dealing with the containment and management of this pandemic have also been placed under the spotlight. According to Sadhvir Bissoon, standards executive at the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) – the national standards body mandated to develop, promote and maintain South African National Standards (SANS) – […]

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Are all hand sanitisers equal?

Biodx’s CEO, BURT RODRIGUES, highlights what you should look out for when shopping for hand sanitisers to ensure that you are fully protected. Right now, each time you walk in or out of a shop, office or building, you’re supposed to use whatever hand sanitiser they’re offering – unless you bring your own. And, to be safe at home, you’ve probably been buying various products off the supermarket or pharmacy shelves. Do these products make you feel safe? The very […]

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Prepared for the future?

In Aon South Africa’s latest whitepaper, Zamani Ngidi – cyber solutions client manager – unpacks the global trends pertaining to data privacy and cyber resilience that impact the African continent.    The “Cyber Risks in Africa” whitepaper focuses on the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) that is ushering in a new economy and a new form of globalisation. This calls for updated forms of governance to safeguard the public and organisations alike, as these extraordinary technological advancements come with inherent risks. […]

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Living the dream while combating Covid-19

Biodx’s process engineer, Phola Kula, talks about the science of her dream job and how it is contributing to the fight against the pandemic. Kula has made it a habit to overachieve in life. After successfully completing her chemical engineering degree at the University of Johannesburg, she found the perfect match after applying for a job at Biodx – a South African biotech company – at the age of 22. Fast forward four years, she’s now an essential part of […]

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A greener future. With heightened risk

Around the globe, the take-up of electric vehicles (EVs) is expected to accelerate rapidly into the future – driven by consumer demand and government policies aimed at tackling climate change. But EVs come with a host of new risks and claims scenarios for manufacturers, suppliers and insurers. “From supply chain networks to production processes to the product itself, the automotive industry will have to respond to many emerging risks to make the transition to EVs happen,” says Daphne Ricken, senior […]

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Reusable cloth masks: how to sanitise them

With the progressive easing of the lockdown, and with a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), reusable cloth masks are set to play a vital role. CARLA B RIBEIRO examines how to clean them effectively. Cloth face masks are a last resort and do not replace any of the other measures, such as social distancing, respiratory etiquette, hand washing and avoiding face touching. But, with the lack of PPE – surgical masks or N95 or FFP2 respirators for single use […]

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Fast and efficient maintenance

Speed up maintenance in a safe and efficient way to maximise critical production capacity. Brady offers a wide range of identification and safety tools to support maintenance professionals in completing fast machine interventions. Fast machine interventions: Prepare fast machine interventions by identifying all machines and tools with industrial grade labels that can be barcoded with a Brady Label Printer to unlock additional information when needed; Have label barcodes link to approved, machine-specific, step-by-step maintenance instructions in Brady’s LINK360 software and […]

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On hand for business recommencement

Testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas has developed a suite of solutions to support companies of all sizes as they get the economy going again. “Restart Your Business with BV” has been developed in collaboration with a range of experts and stakeholders to help companies and government to recommence operations with the legislated health protocols and sanitary conditions in place. “Increasingly, we are here to support our valued customers as they resume their business operations in a safe […]

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Keeping on top of quality

The complexity and technology involved in a modern vehicle assembly plant is simply breathtaking. Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA’s) Silverton Assembly Plant (in Pretoria) is capable of building more than 26 000 different combinations of the Ranger pickup and Everest seven-seater SUV, for domestic sales and export to over 100 markets globally. Everything – from the chassis design to the wiring harness, engine and gearbox combination, bodywork configuration, left- or right-hand drive layout, wheels and tyres, interior trim level, […]

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