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Halima Frost

Halima Frost

Halima Frost is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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First phase of airport expansion on track

24th January 2020 The first phase of State-owned Airports Company South Africa’s (ACSA’s) Western Precinct development project at OR Tambo International Airport is on track for completion in February 2021, says OR Tambo International Airport GM Bongiwe Pitya-Vokwana. 

Airport upgrades to be completed within the next few years.

24th January 2020 Upgrades to Lanseria International Airport over the next five years valued at about R2-billion have begun, says Lanseria International Airport CEO Rampa Rammopo. The upgrades include an expansion to the current pier in the main terminal building and the development of a new fuel depot. Further... 

Silicone gasket maker well received

6th December 2019 Since launching its RTV Silicone Gasket Maker, industrial products and adhesives manufacturer Pratley says there has been a positive uptake by the automotive component and maintenance sectors. The gasket maker is an aftermarket product aimed at vehicle mechanics who repair automotive components... 

Research grant awarded at environment conference

29th November 2019 Stellenbosch University research fellow Dr Hayley Clements was announced as the recipient of the inaugural Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Research Grant last month at the tenth Oppenheimer Research Conference held in Midrand, Gauteng. The research grant was set up to honour the late Jennifer Ward... 

Company launches first plastics research centre

29th November 2019 Specialist chemicals company Clariant last month announced the inception of its EcoCircle centre of excellence, based on its plan to offer significant support to reduce, reuse and recycle. The first such centre will be based at Clariant’s Masterbatches Business Unit in Pogliano, Italy, and aims... 

Mortar saves energy, costs

29th November 2019 With a constrained power grid and the ever-increasing cost of energy, the sustainability features of Pratliperl translate into significant growth opportunities in South Africa, says industrial products and adhesives manufacturer Pratley’s marketing director Eldon Kruger. Pratliperl is derived... 

Water-treatment technology launched in Amsterdam

29th November 2019 Earlier this month, flow control, filtration and environmental technology supplier Flowrox launched its Flowrox Corona non-thermal plasma water-treatment technology at the Aquatech expo, in the Netherlands. The Flowrox Corona was selected as one of the finalists for the Aquatech Innovation Award... 

Large contracts taking up fire rated cladding

22nd November 2019 South African steel supplier Stalcor has successfully negotiated to supply its Alubond mineral core (A2) noncombustible façade cladding panels for State-owned Airports Company South Africa’s Western Precinct development, which is currently under way. “This is the fourth notable project where the... 

Industry boasts third positive year despite global downturn

22nd November 2019 Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) chief economist and commercial executive Dr Michael Ade says the local metals and engineering (M&E) industry has thus far had a third ‘good year’ in a row. This is in spite of the current challenge of increasing intermediate... 

Cloud-based software anchors steel construction design

22nd November 2019 Construction industry services and technology provider Hilti South Africa’s new, fully cloud-based steel anchor design software Profis has been well received in the South African construction sector. Launched in July, Profis Engineering is customised software used in the design of steel anchor... 

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