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Company is set to grow reliability systems division

15th November 2002 Following a major restructuring of South Africa’s largest local bearing manufacturer, SKF, about 18-months ago, the company has seen massive improvements in growth and profitability and has made a strategic decision to move into providing value-added services around asset management. 

Chemical spillage prevention campaign producing results

8th November 2002 An initiative that is being driven by the Chemical and Allied Industries Association (CAIA) to reduce damaging spillages by hauliers transporting chemical products is proving to be successful. 

Local govt largely unaware of environmental responsibilities – survey

8th November 2002 A survey conducted in order to determine the levels of awareness of local authorities in terms environmental legislation, produced some worrying results. 

EIA for R200m waste facility released

8th November 2002 The environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the integrated waste management facility proposed by local company Amandla Environmental, which could be built at Springs or Germiston on the East Rand, has been released for public comment until early December. 

New dust-monitoring technology developed

8th November 2002 A cost-effective alternative to conventional dust fall-out monitoring technology has been designed and developed by local company, Gerry Kuhn Environmental and Hygiene Engineering (GKEHE) and is in operation at numerous mines and industries in South Africa and Botswana. 

Greenhouse emission trade-off may prove lucrative to South Africa

8th November 2002 Global climate change, caused by emissions of so-called greenhouse gases, is widely acknowledged as the most serious environmental problem the world has ever faced. 

Water pollution posing threat to SA

8th November 2002 The largest problem facing the environment in South Africa is water pollution. 

SA needs public-transport shake-up

6th November 2002 South Africa's dependence on private transport and the amount that is spent on it is clearly a cause for concern. 

Road-rail infrastructure questioned

1st November 2002 As South African companies continue to enter export markets, the ability of the local infrastructure to meet increasing traffic demand is being questioned. 

Project delays causing difficulties

1st November 2002 The continuous availability of work is a problem facing the South African rail transportation market, which has resulted in a relatively rough year for suppliers, contractors and subcontractors serving the industry. 


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