Author: SWM Communications

While 2020 was certainly a tough year for everyone, there is no doubt that we learned some valuable lessons which are worth remembering going into a new year. The business landscape is just as competitive and turbulent as ever, so we have put together our top five “pointers from the pandemic” to help you engage better with your customers, staff and the media. Communicate, no matter what Last year we learned the true power of information – and misinformation (read: fake news). Don’t leave your business reputation in the hands of hearsay. Let your stakeholders know what you’re doing, how you’re doing,...

The new Allen-Bradley® Guardmaster® 440G-EZ electromagnetic interlocking switch can help protect people, processes and equipment. By providing the physical interlocking of guard doors, the safety switch allows access to a potentially hazardous area only when the area is safe. This can help keep people safe and protect a process from unplanned downtime to improve productivity and efficiency....

In the coming months, 23 award-winning women in construction will undergo business development coaching with Grow South Africa, compliments of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure. The Department have sponsored the Grow Master Class programme for the winners of the inaugural Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards 2020, an awards programme developed by the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) to celebrate and encourage women in the construction industry and showcase women-led projects and achievements....

Industrial producers can now improve the reliability and longevity of their automation systems in hazardous locations. Rockwell Automation has enhanced two of its modern visualization solutions, the Allen-Bradley VersaView 5200 thin clients and VersaView 5400 industrial computers, for use in harsh locations in industries like oil and gas, tire and rubber, and pulp and paper....

In the context of the global pandemic, the effects of climate change are biting down like never before, with wide-spread environmental and human health challenges. These concerns of our society are made two-fold due to the desperate need for employment and economic development. In response to this, the core focus of South Africa’s development initiatives going forward should be on sustainable solutions for our people and our planet....

The tenth annual Sustainability Week Summit took place virtually this year from 1 to 3 December, with the theme ‘Green Economy drives sustainable growth in SA and Africa!’ A prominent line-up of presenters saw engaging discussion around the environmental concerns facing our country and our planet, especially in the face of a global pandemic which has not only been detrimental to the health of people, but the health of the planet as well. ...