Johannesburg, South Africa, 22 June, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced a new series of AC/DC coil compatible contactors from Schneider Electric. Schneider has upgraded its TeSys D range with the TeSys D Green range that features lower energy consumption and AC/DC coils, meaning every coil can be energised with either AC or DC current. Making it easy for customers to upgrade and gain the improved energy efficiencies, the new range is backward compatible with all current TeSys D accessories and support products and offers consistent low-energy contactors that handle 9 to 80A, and cover control voltages from 24 to 500V AC or DC. Designed to take up less space in machines and electrical cabinets, the range offers a number of advantages. For example, low control current leads to lower energy consumption with a reduced coil power of just 0.5W at 24V DC, making a major contribution to the energy efficiency of a machine. In addition, a special contactor product that handles 40 to 65A and can connect directly to PLC control, as the device can be driven by a common 24V DC / 500mA static output, means that a relay interface is no longer required. Meeting the SEMI F47 standard, the range offers higher resistance to voltage surges and grid disruptions to provider higher uptime. The contactors also offer reduced contact bounce as the devices retain the same high resistance to shock and vibration as the TeSys D range. Other advantages include a constant closing and opening time, regardless of voltage fluctuation, delivering reliable repetitive actuation. Also, when maintenance is required one TeSys D Green can replace many standard contactors. The Schneider Electric TeSys D Green is now available from RS. Further information on plant maintenance solutions available from RS can be found here: http://smarturl.it/plant-maintenance. CLICK HERE to submit your . . .
Innovation house RubiBlue has launched Data Sight. A new company to address the need for emerging market data and its analysis as brands, corporations and start-ups look to enter Africa and connect with the 1.1 billion people on the continent who will account for one-fifth of the world’s population by 2025. “Africa has its own nuances, and its complex cultures within its different countries hold a myriad of challenges for established businesses and start-ups looking to enter its new markets,” says RubiBlue MD and founder of Data Sight. “If you don’t understand consumers in the territory you’re entering, you’re setting yourself up to fail.” With over ten years working in Africa and enabling financial institutions to access rural markets and give access to financial security for millions of Africans, RubiBlue is well positioned to aggregate and process vast amounts of consumer data in this sector. “There are currently 293.8 million smartphone users across the continent,” adds Ogden. “And according to research firm Ovum, the smartphone penetration rate will grow at 52.9% year-on-year. It’s these smartphone users we will use to collect data from and create a picture of Africa’s consumers.” Data Sight subscribers will be surveyed and rewarded with data or airtime vouchers upon completion of question sets, as well as many other partnered value-added service (VAS) providers across Africa. “Creating and owning its data, and the ability to carry out surveys on demand from a uniquely dynamic platform, Data Sight will partner with organisations and entrepreneurs to furnish them with the insight they need,” adds Ogden. “Most businesses don’t have access or the expertise to collect and analyse vast amounts of data. Which is where our experience and expertise adds value.” To find out more, speak to the RubiBlue team on 011 326 37 94 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
St Mary’s Foundation fosters the holistic development of students Female participation in sport advances gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. St Mary’s School Waverley recognises the physical, emotional, social and educational benefits of sport that continue into adulthood. However, many young children are excluded from the opportunity to play sport due to lack of resources or access to quality sport programs. Overcoming hurdles Panashe Sithole and Sasha Dikotla are champions in the making through St Mary’s Foundation scholarships. These scholarships have afforded the girls the opportunity to not only receive a world-class education but also top-class sport training allowing them to develop in all aspects of life – beyond the impact on physical well-being. Empowered to succeed Studies show women’s participation in sport is an important social and economic empowerment tool. Through sport, women acquire social skills, develop a sense of identity and access new opportunities to become more engaged in school and community life. Sport also serves to improve and drive academic excellence and critical skills necessary for success in the workplace. Research shows 94% of female senior executives played sport – suggesting a strong correlation between success in sport and in careers later in life. Building champions Sport also promotes psychological wellbeing through self-esteem and confidence building. It reduces stress, anxiety and loneliness. This is particularly important as rates of depression among women are almost double those of men in both developed and developing countries. Children who participate in sport receive praise and encouragement from coaches, parents and team members, which helps to build self-confidence. They also learn to trust in their abilities, accept criticism and grow. From barriers to benefits The two passionate scholarship recipients at St Mary’s Waverley believe women aren’t given enough credit . . .
On Tuesday 27 June, CFOs, academic leaders and executives, including auditor-general, Kimi Makwetu, and CEO of SA Institute for Business Accountants (and IAFEI Area President for Africa), Nicolaas van Wyk, will gather under one roof to discuss issues surrounding the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) 2015-16. In addition to a detailed assessment of the municipal audit outcomes, ethical issues pertaining to accountability in SAs democracy, and the responsibility of academic institutions to curate local government outcomes, will be placed under the microscope. Backed by a panel of select CFOs and academic leaders (including UNISA vice chancellor, Prof Mandla Makhanya), circumstances that currently impact the growth of a just and economically strong SA (aptly a month away from commemorating one of the country’s most iconic politicians and freedom leaders on Mandela Day - 18 July), will be brought into focus. Coordinated by UNISA, in partnership with the AGSA and SAIBA, next week’s discussion will carry considerable merit for public deliberation. MFMA Public Lecture Details: Date: Tuesday 27 June Time: 17h30 for 18h00 Venue: Sasol Auditorium 1, UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership, c/o Janadel and Alexandra Avenues, Midrand Cost: free Bookings are limited. Please RSVP by Monday 26 June to email@example.com or 011 652 0343. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
JOHANNESBURG, JUNE 2017: Rami Sassen has been appointed as the new CEO of Teljoy, a household name that many South African’s have come to know and trust. Sassen takes over from Rob Katzen, who remains a director and shareholder of the company. Teljoy, founded by Theo Rutstein in 1969, is notably known as the first company to supply TV sets commercially in South Africa. And today, offers rent-to-own, a unique offering for South African’s to get the things they want, from home appliances to electronics and more, without being locked into lengthy credit agreements. Sassen brings a wealth of experience to his new position. He is a qualified CA who was employed by SA Taxi a 100% owned subsidiary of Transaction Capital. He was previously the CEO of Taximart, Head of Sales of SA Taxi and was most recently responsible for the Procurement, Fraud and Compliance departments for SA Taxi Protect. “I am very excited to be with the Teljoy Group. I believe the experience I have gained in finance, sales, marketing and advertising, insurance and procurement will add value to Teljoy. I am grateful to be at the helm of a company that has grown in strength for over 47 years now,” said Sassen. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Having ended fifth in both the men's and women's divisions last year, the University of Johannesburg hockey teams will target a strong start in the annual University Sport South Africa tournament next week. Jointly hosted by UJ and Wits, it will be held in Johannesburg from June 28 to July 2. The Ussa event is slightly earlier this year to compensate for the Hockey World League tournament that will be hosted by South Africa from July 8 to 23 at Wits, among other venues. UJ hockey manager Elize le Roux acknowledged that the Ussa tournament was always a testing one as the teams jockeyed for the top positions in their pools on the first three days. "The pool stages are really tough as you need to step on the park in good form from the start because one loss can count you out. You have to try to end first or second in your pool to qualify for the semifinals. "Some universities think it would be better if you first had quarterfinals, but others say that would just be giving top teams another bite at the cherry if you don't perform well on the first three days. "So the format is a bit tricky, but that makes it interesting and worth the challenge." UJ have been a strong force in South African varsity hockey, but Le Roux said they would be looking no further than a place in the top four initially and then taking it step by step. "We always aim for the top four as a starting point and once the pool fixtures are done, we can then focus on the play-off matches. We take it a game at a time and we always try to assess our opposition's strength to see where we can match and better them." Le Roux said the Ussa tournament played an important role in their plans as it provided a yardstick to measure themselves against other institutions and created chances for younger players to make an impact. "We are in a rebuilding phase with both the men's and women's teams, with the women gearing up for next year and the men looking ahead at 2019," she . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 June, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of a diverse range of compact gas sensors from Figaro, a world leader in developing gas detection sensor technology. Targeting a wide range of gas monitoring and detection applications across many industrial sectors, the Figaro range employs multilayer, semiconductor and electrochemical detection methods that are specially optimised for specific gas types. Key applications include safety, alarms, measurement and control systems, leak detection in refrigeration and gas systems, detection of combustible gases, solvent detection in factories and in air-conditioning systems, and the monitoring of air quality and carbon monoxide. The sensor selection covers a wide range of gases including carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, ammonia, chlorine, hydrogen sulphide, methane, halocarbons, LP (liquid petroleum) gas and other combustible gases. The range also covers several air-quality sensors designed to measure the presence of volatile organic compounds, which can often be responsible for ‘sick building syndrome’. Other products include a series of evaluation modules that are designed to perform the testing of various sensors within the Figaro range to provide an understanding of application performance, plus gas test boxes and a wide choice of sensor sockets. The Figaro gas sensor range is now available from RS. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Durban, June, 20, 2017: Supplemental Oxygen, a new Trend in the World and it's Growing at an Exponential rate. Supplemental Oxygen is the next Big thing and Boost Oxygen is on the Forefront of this Wave. So what is Boost Oxygen? Boost Oxygen is 95% Pure Oxygen in a can. Gone are the days that you need a prescription to receive all the benefits that Pure Oxygen has to offer. Boost Oxygen is a light-weight, easy-to-use canisters. Boost Oxygen is used as a supplement to enhance sports performance and recovery, alleviate the effects of high altitude, remedy hangovers and fatigue as well as promote a heightened sense of personal health and well-being. 90% of the body's energy comes from oxygen. Only 10% from food and water.90% of the body's energy comes from oxygen. Only 10% from food and water.It does not provide a superficial jolt to the central nervous system like energy drinks. It gives you a healthy energy boost to help return your body and mind to equilibrium.Boost Oxygen is 95% purified oxygen (5% ambient air) whereas the purity of oxygen in the air is only 21%. Boost Oxygen is used by millions globally from pro-athletes to celebrities like Woody Harrelson, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brits Simon Cowell, Mick Jagger, Kate Moss, Ellen and Kloé Kardashian have also been linked to enjoying a head-clearing Oxygen boost. WHY OXYGEN IN A CAN? Boost Oxygen is 95% purified oxygen (5% ambient air) that comes in light-weight, easy-to-use canisters, and is used as a supplement to enhance sports recovery, alleviate high altitude effects, remedy hangovers and fatigue, and otherwise promote a heightened sense of personal health and well-being Oxygen is more than a life sustaining element. Studies have shown that the right amount of oxygen can significantly impact mental acuity, muscle strength, blood flow, organ vitality, stress abatement and overall well-being. ALTITUDE AND AVIATION Traveling to locations with altitude heights over 5,000 feet above sea . . .
You’ve heard it before: bookstores are shrinking; magazine sales are plummeting. E-readers and video are more prolific and accessible than ice in the freezer. The important question is, why? It’s not as simple as ‘digital is everything’. There’s a second element at play that’s at the core of the unthinkably rapid digital movement: people absorb information better as multimedia. Generation Zs are the driving force behind the adoption of information beyond the physical page. It seems they’re onto something: studies confirm that learning in visuals allows us to retain information better. Not only is the information retained better, it’s absorbed quicker in the first place. Experts predict the human eye can register up to 36 000 visual messages in just an hour, and that visuals are processed sixty times faster in the brain than text. #NewSchool So while doomsday preppers criticise the reduction in paper and adoption of visual information processing, Generation Zs are likely learning quicker and more effectively than generations before them. In light of this trend, it makes sense that classrooms and learning environments are being reimagined to facilitate visual learning. It’s not only individual device-driven learning that’s taking over – it’s the reinvention of communal learning equipment too. Digital, interactive whiteboards are the new kid in the classroom, being rolled out by schools looking to future-proof their learning environments. Keep ‘em engaged These interactive devices are the educational solution to the most commonly asked question by school management: how do we relate to Generation Z and keep them actively interested in what they’re learning? Luckily for those having to play catch-up quickly, digital whiteboards were made to keep learners engaged. The combined sound, video and text formats possible when teaching with interactive whiteboards is a unique cocktail of multimedia that enhances cognitive stimulation. Studies reflect the . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 20 June 2017 – Servest is Africa’s leading Integrated Facilities Management Company specialising in facilities management, delivering services to exacting standards whilst using the integrated services model to maximise efficiency, minimising disruptions and reducing costs. Servest welcomes Xolani Zuma as its new Managing Director to lead Integrated Solutions in South Africa and Africa. Xolani brings extensive knowledge of the Facilities Management Industry and will help expand Servest’s presence in this advancing market. “Xolani is joining the Servest South Africa team during an exciting time of business growth, his experience will continue to lead the business towards reaching its goals.” said Steve Wallbanks - Group CEO of Servest South Africa The 38 year-old has more than a decade of experience in the facilities management space, he most recently served as the Regional Head (Vice President) of the Corporate Real Estate Solutions Division of Barclays Africa\Absa, responsible for the Western Region footprint. He has also led and enhanced operations in organisations like Shell South Africa, Metropolitan Health and The Freedom Park in Pretoria to name a few. Xolani’s diligent work in an industry that is not more than 15 years old in South Africa has gotten him much notice and he has recently been appointed to serve on the South African Facilities Management Association (SAFMA) as Director and Board Member. “I am excited to be joining the team and feel honoured to be granted an opportunity to soar this proven brand in this evolving market. I am passionate about Facilities Management and believe that Servest is well positioned to be a market leader in Integrated Facilities Management, my task is going to be ensuring that we deliver results, add value and contribute to the Servest Group goals” Says Xolani Zuma. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .