Monthly Archives: November 2015

Agreement with TechExpress Expands Ergotron Product Availability in South Africa

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire — Ergotron, a leader in the sit-stand movement and global provider of ergonomic work and lifestyle products, announces TechExpress, a distributor of IT equipment and logistic requirements in South Africa, is now offering Ergotron’s full line of products for the office, healthcare and education markets.

“TechExpress is a value-add distributor. We try and create niche opportunities for our customers and vendors. Ergotron as a Vendor brings a range of products that complements our existing offering,” said Colin Flatau Managing Director TechExpress. “The concepts they have brought to market allows TechExpress to be part of a new market revolution. We believe the idea of “sit-stand” will become a generic concept and we want to be part of that wave of success.”

TechExpress, known for its service excellence, offers resellers through advanced information systems, a user friendly website and 24 hours fulfillment of orders to all the major centres in South Africa.

“Tech Express brings unique distribution opportunities to Ergotron and is part of our continuing expansion of our international business,” said Michel Spruijt, Ergotron’s senior director, EMEA business unit. “With TechExpress we are well-positioned to manage Ergotron’s affordable and innovative solutions that promote healthier, more productive environments for digital life and workstyles throughout the country.”

To learn more about Ergotron and its entire line of products visit or call +86 769 86018920. To learn more about Ergotron’s sit-stand initiatives visit To learn more about TechExpress visit

About TechExpress
TechExpress was formed in 2007 after winning a tender from an international brand to provide a supply chain solution to meet a market demand for IT peripherals. Off the back of this success TechExpress have grown in the peripheral market and become a trusted supplier to a channel of more than 300 resellers.

About Ergotron
Ergotron, Inc. is a global manufacturer of leading digital display mounting, furniture, and mobility products that have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 35 years. This history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 70 patents and a growing portfolio of award winning brands—OmniMount®, LearnFit™, StyleView®, TeachWell®, WorkFit™, Neo-Flex®, and ErgotronHome™—for computer monitors, notebooks, tablets, flat panel displays and TVs. Ergotron’s products incorporate patented CF lift and pivot motion technology to achieve less effort and more ergonomic motion for a healthier and more interactive user experience when viewing any digital display. Whether to enhance computing wellness or entertainment excitement, improve workplace productivity or create business process efficiencies, Ergotron’s products are positioning your digital world. Ergotron is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Phoenix, Amersfoort, London, Tokyo, and Singapore. Ergotron is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.(Nasdaq: NTK), a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit for more information.

Jail term for rapist thug

DURBAN: A KWAZULU-Natal rapist will live up to his name for the next 30 years for violating and robbing her victim. Vusi Jele (37), whose surname translates to “jail”, has been sentenced at the Empangeni Regional Court. He was sentenced to 20 years for rape and ten years for robbery.

This follows a case where a 27-year-old victim was attacked at her place of residence in December 2011, in Mandlanzini area at Empangeni. The accused entered the victim’s bedroom and threatened her with a screwdriver, demanded her cellphones and raped her.

A case of rape and robbery was reported at Richards Bay police station where a docket was transferred to Empangeni Family Violence, Child and Sexual Offences Unit for further investigation. The victim was counselled at a local centre and on her way to the facility one day, she was able to notice the accused on the side of the road.

The accused was immediately arrested and made several court appearances until his sentencing. Police welcomed the sentence. “The sentence handed down to the accused will send a strong and clear message to other rapists that the police will arrest and prosecute them without any delay,” said the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni.


UK strengthens security at Kenya airports

NAIROBI: THE United Kingdom is boosting aviation security at Kenyan airports. The assistance is envisaged to make airports in the East African country a ‘harder target’ against terrorist attacks. Trainers from the UK Department for Transport have been in Kenya during November to deliver aviation security training courses to Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) supervisors and other key airport security personnel, including the Police and the Military.

The training covered how to handle various threats including armed attack, surface to air missiles and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Speaking at the ‘Protective Security Infrastructure’ course at the KAA’s Training School in Nairobi, the Regional Aviation Security Liaison Officer (RASLO) at the British High Commission, Vicky Hutchinson, said aviation was a global business, and through such a world-wide network airports were vulnerable to attack.

“As we have seen – including with recent tragic events in Egypt – we all face the same difficult challenges in defending our aviation industries from the threat of terrorism, so we must help one another and share experiences and best practice in our efforts to improve aviation security standards in the region,” she said.

Hutchinson said her country’s assistance would provide the KAA with best practice advice/training against current threats to aviation. The UK Government has and continues to offer various levels of aviation security equipment to the KAA including explosive trace detection machines and consumables; IED training kits and a set of liquid explosive test strips.


Buhari presents climate change policy to UN

LAGOS: NIGERIA President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the submission of the country’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The policy aims to address climate change.

Buahri approved Nigeria’s INDC last week and submitted to the UNFCCC ahead of Monday’s opening in Paris of the United Nations Climate Change conference (COP 21). The Federal Government’s policy to address climate change, as espoused in the country’s INDC, commits to 20 percent unconditional and 45 percent conditional Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) emission reduction post 2020.

“The action plan announced by the Government represents a fair and meaningful contribution to address climate change and equally reaffirms Buhari’s commitment to an economic transformation which places inclusive, green growth as key priority for this administration,” said his spokesperson, Femi Adesina. He said Buhari was fully aware of the acute threat that climate change poses to Nigeria’s development through flooding, desertification and insecurity, and many of these accrue from weather-related natural disasters.

In Paris, the issue of Lake Chad’s current depletion, which has become a cause of international concern, will be major focus of a meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Summit of Heads of State and Government, which Buhari will attend with Nigeria’s delegation on Tuesday. The Lake Chad is currently less than 10 percent of its original size and little of the remaining waters is in Nigeria.

Of an estimated 20 million people that lived on the Lake Chad Basin as at 2013, about 11,7 million were in the Northeastern region of Nigeria. Meanwhile, during the conference in Paris, Buhari is scheduled to participate in the launching of International Solar Alliance by the Indian Prime Minister and the French President, where he will seek international partnerships to deliver Nigeria’s climate change response.