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Mc'Kyla Nortje

Mc'Kyla Nortje

Mc'Kyla Nortje is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Steel tube exports grow despite poor domestic demand

8th November 2019 South Africa’s carbon steel and low-alloy-steel tube and pipe manufacturing industry exported about 221 000 t in 2017, compared with 278 000 t in 2018, an increase of 26%. This increase has been largely buoyed by a sharp increase in seamless pipe exports in 2018, says Steel Tube Export... 

Drones provide cost savings for plants

1st November 2019 Drone technology presents a major cost-saving opportunity for companies, compared to traditional methods of inspection, highlights industrial rope access company Skyriders marketing manager Mike Zinn. Skyriders’ Elios SkyEye drone is designed specifically for indoor application, enabling the... 

Remote pilot aircraft system used for firefighting

1st November 2019 Fire protection systems provider Industrial Fire and Hazard Control has introduced a single source solution for all remote pilot aircraft system (RPAS) solutions for fire, rescue, hazardous material and disaster-management environments, as well as incident command and control. Industrial Fire and... 

Supplier aims to meet demands through tech

11th October 2019 Owing to lower commodity prices and higher input costs, construction equipment supplier Hitachi Construction Machinery Africa’s diverse business units have enabled it to adapt to the huge shift by the construction and mining industry to assist customers. This was achieved by reducing operating... 

Distributor remains positive, focusing on automation

11th October 2019 Statistics South Africa’s report on the construction industry last month shows a drop in activity related to nonresidential building, as well as construction work being constrained in the second quarter. “When comparing the construction industry of today to what it was five years ago, it is a... 

Company provides quality power supply amid energy uncertainty

20th September 2019 Amid South Africa’s rising energy uncertainty, industrial power solution provider Master Power Technologies supplies backup power solutions that ensure not only uptime but also good quality power that will not compromise critical equipment. The company offers turnkey solutions that include... 

Company supports Africa in providing stable electricity supply

20th September 2019 Notwithstanding the expectation that South Africa’s electricity supply will stabilise in the next three to five years, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) power-generation equipment developer Himoinsa Southern Africa believes that it can guarantee engineering and mining sector companies a... 

Interest grows around self-supported masts

20th September 2019 Steel products and related services company Structa Group senior mechanical engineer Erasmus Cilliers says the option to use self-supported masts is becoming prevalent in deciding the type of structures to use in transmission and communication projects. This is especially prevalent when the... 

Compression glands suited to harsh environments

20th September 2019 The nonmetallic Pratley Tufflon compression gland is chemical-resistant and manufactured from tough engineering plastic, which makes it ideal for the distribution of electricity, says industrial products and adhesives manufacturer Pratley MD Eldon Kruger. Unlike ordinary polyvinyl chloride glands... 

S African logistics company wins international award

13th September 2019 Cape Town-based integrated point-of-sale (POS) logistics solutions provider Butlers POS+ Logic received global recognition for being the most innovative warehousing and logistics solutions brand at the seventh yearly Global Brands Magazine Awards held at Emperors Palace, in Johannesburg, last... 

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