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Donald Makhafola

Donald Makhafola

Donald Makhafola is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Skysite expands and increases its offering

13th April 2018 Work-at-height specialist Skysite is celebrating twenty years of doing business this year, with the company evolving from handling small cleaning and rigging projects to big and diverse projects, increasing its competency and service offering to divisionally managed offices in the Western Cape... 

S African foundry aims to expand footprint in North America

11th April 2018 The capacity of some aspects of the smelting industry in North America, such as the steel sector, has significantly deteriorated in the past 25 years, as a result of Chinese companies dominating the market and supplying cheaper products, says South Africa-based foundry and engineering company... 

Pumps system integration key to industry future

23rd March 2018 The future of pump technology may be in optimal system integration as opposed to the pump itself, says pumps solution company Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) MD Franscois Steenkamp. This being the case, MRS now offers improved motor and variable-speed drive technology that provide solutions... 

Longer-lasting, superior-quality pumps set bar high

23rd March 2018 With speed, discharge pressure and temperature influencing hose fatigue, pumps solutions supplier Verder Pumps South Africa says its Verderflex hose pump series has several design features that provide longer hose life than that of its competitors. Hose life is determined by pump speed, pressure,... 

Pumps feature specialised protective standard

23rd March 2018 The Hippo submersible slurry pump range from Centurion-based pumping solutions provider Hazleton Pumps is regarded as the safest range the company has developed, with specialised protective features standard. "There is currently no other submersible slurry pump range that can be compared to the... 

Treasury places obligation on SOEs to buy locally manufactured pumps

23rd March 2018 The South African Pump Cluster (SAPC) welcomes the decision of the National Treasury to place an obligation on State-owned enterprises (SOEs) to buy designated pumps and medium-voltage (MV) motors from local manufacturers. National Treasury issued a practice instruction note in terms of... 

Association to revive local pumps manufacturing industry

23rd March 2018 The Southern African Pump System Development Association (SAPSDA) has developed a local manufacturing plan that will revive the South African Pump Cluster and include all companies that can manufacture components required by industry, as well as encourage member companies to support local... 

Retrofits improve pump systems performance

23rd March 2018 South Africa-based global pump supplier Sulzer is considering innovative ways to assist its clients to save time, decrease costs and mitigate carbon emissions while also working on complying with national environmental, health and safety regulations, says Sulzer retrofit segment manager Richard... 

Quality brands needed to counter cheap imports

23rd March 2018 Quality brands and reliable aftermarket support are key to combat the surge in price-sensitive products entering the local market, especially Chinese imports, according to fluid conveyance solution provider Incledon engineering sales director Bruce Crystal. The company is a preferred importer and... 

Colenso power project set for construction in 2019

16th March 2018 The development of the greenfield Colenso anthracite coal mining project, in KwaZulu-Natal - primarily earmarked to supply the coal-fired Colenso power station currently in the planning phase - is expected to start next year at an estimated cost of R410-million, says coal mining and independent... 

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