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ENGEN’S R500K DONATION HELPS “LEND DIGNITY” TO FIRE VICTIMS WHO LOST EVERYTHING Engen has boosted fire relief efforts in greater Cape Town to the tune of R500 000, a donation that disaster aid organisation Gift of the Givers says will help them “lend dignity to people who have lost everything.” “While nothing can replace what they have lost, this helps us to ensure we can offer the victims of the devastating fires in Khayelitsha, Kosovo and Vrygrond quality assistance of the highest possible standard,” says Badr Kazi, the organisation’s government and corporate relations manager. The Engen donation follows devastating fires that tore through the three informal settlements during the past week, leaving about 3 000 people homeless, more than 650 of them children. One person died in the Khayelitsha fire on 20 October. The following day about 120 homes were razed in the Kosovo informal settlement, leaving 1 400 people homeless. A few days later, a further 304 homes were left in ruins in Vrygrond in a third blaze, triggering a major relief effort. Engen made one of the largest donations to the Gift of the Givers initiative, according to Kazi, who says they have put together a R2-million aid package to provide hot meals, bottled water, blankets, new clothing, school uniforms, stationery packs, towels, hygiene packs, plastic utensils and building materials to the fire victims. Adhila Hamdulay, Engen’s Corporate Social Investment Manager, says the company is honoured to play a role in assisting Capetonians who have lost everything. “Those who were affected are already marginalised, living in dire circumstances in Engen’s R5 million donation to the Gift of the Givers initiative, has assisted them in compiling R2-million worth of aid packages. informal settlements. Now the fires have taken what little they had,” she comments. Kazi says substantial donations such as the one from Engen have allowed Gift of the Givers to provide affected residents with breakfast, as well as cooked lunches and dinners every day. “Getting such donations directly affects the quality of the relief we can provide in situations such as this, and these fire victims are getting the best possible assistance,” he says, explaining that while rebuilding efforts are gathering force, many people are still living in churches and halls. Gift of the Givers is prioritising the most vulnerable people for care, including mothers with babies, the elderly, and people suffering from chronic illnesses. “We are trying to make an horrific situation a little more bearable, and the donations we have received will allow us to stay in each of the areas for a 10-day period, after which we will reassess and plan further,” explains Kazi Hamdulay says Engen’s CSI strategy centres on the company’s need to build and maintain a credible profile as a responsible corporate citizen. This commits them to conducting business in a manner that is compatible with not only the economic and environmental, but also the social needs of the communities in which Engen operates. “When our community suffers a terrible tragedy like this one, we won’t hesitate to answer the call for assistance, and that is exactly what we have done. We channelled our donation through Gift of the Givers to ensure the funds are used to the best possible effect during this traumatic time,” she adds. For further details please contact: Gavin Smith, Engen’s Group Communications Manager, Tel: 021 403 4312 Email: mail gavin.smith@engenoil. SERVICES OFFERED ▶ ▶ ▶ ▶ ▶ ▶ The African Petrochemicals Print Publication Everything Industrial - A monthly E-Publication Online Advertising- Newsletter Blocks & Banners/ Landing pages The Petrochemical Roadshow Engineering, Procurement & Construction Roadshow Complete services for Graphic Design of any printable media or promotional material at competitive rates. CONTACT US TODAY FOR RATES AND FEATURES Sales Team: Visit African Petrochemicals online: Follow us on social media ... 31

MTN IOT AWARDS 2018 - DIGITAL TWIN MINE MANAGEMENT Digital Twin Mine Management, a collaboration between Sperosens, FlowCentric and MineRP, was named as the Best Industry 4.0 Solution, as well as the Overall Winning Entry at the 2018 MTN Business IoT Conference and Awards, held at the Kyalami Conference Centre recently. The collaboration was a perfect example of efficient integration of three diverse technologies to produce a meaningful IoT solution. A fully mapped digital twin of a mine is provided to an operator using virtual reality (VR) technology. The operator can navigate through the virtual terrain while seeing the available sensor data and understanding the spatial relevance of the underground locations. Changes to the mine environment are either automatically communicated to users, or the operator can interact with the VR environment to trigger a business process. Typical business processes include ALARM (process to ensure personnel safety due to an unsafe environment) and FAULT (process to service or repair a sensing device). The built-in business process management (BPM) capability ensures timely completion of tasks, while maintaining an audit trail. Mine specialists can access situations in the VR mine without being on site. The digital twin provides the specialist with all the spatial information required to make an informed decision. Sperosens contributed its tried and tested SL2010 telemetry system to the Twin Mine Management Solution. This product has been an industry leader in underground mining applications for more than 20 years. The system is widely used in underground applications to monitor gas, smoke, air flow, temperature, pressure, humidity and various other instruments. The system is commonly used as a monitoring and reporting system in respect of other applications, like fire detection and plant monitoring and maintenance. The SL2010 product range was recently enhanced by the addition of the Verify environmental/safety monitoring and management system, a surface based IoT solution built to enable the measurement and management of a wide array of sensors, devices or other variables in complex campus environments. The Verifi solution has found early traction in managing large, complex surface-based fire installations. As part of the award the Digital Twin Mine Management project was automatically entered into the IoT TECH Expo - North America, taking place in Silicon Valley, San Francisco from 28 to 29 November 2018. Sperosens provides Environmental Monitoring and Fire Protection solutions to the African mining industry and has done so with an impeccable track record for 30 years. The company’s products and services are categorised in three separate but linked groups: • Instrumentation Systems designed to remotely monitor safety parameters and equipment performance in underground mining environments. • Fire Protection Systems with a big focus on the specialised risk category to detect, alarm/warn, contain and extinguish fires in underground and industrial installations. • IoT based Measurement and Management Systems designed to remotely measure and monitor a wide variety of parameters (including safety), as well as equipment performance, in industrial installations and large campus environments. Sperosens’ market leadership stems from its proven technical abilities; from system design through project implementations to term service level agreements. The Sperosens product solutions are developed in-house by combining own intellectual property and integrating standard off-the-shelf products. For more information contact: Marihette Hattingh at Sperosens Email: Tel: +27 12 665 0317 Online 32 VIEW THE BACK EDITIONS ONLINE (No opt in or log in details required)


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