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Oct 02, 2015
Political uncertainty was currently the single biggest challenge in agriculture in South Africa, said Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt. Speaking this week, he noted that the amount of contradictory policies coming out of government, the level of political...
Oct 02, 2015
Caption: SURVIVE-ARC SWITCHING SUIT Charnaud's FR Range is IEC, SAB-S and NFPA approved
Personal protective clothing (PPC) manufacturer Charnaud has embarked on an initiative to educate people on the dangers of combustible dust. “Considering the history of combustible dust, one finds that nearly 300 explosions have injured or killed more than 800...
Oct 02, 2015
DROVISION GOGGLES. Magnet has added personal protective equipment to its product range
Electrical solutions consultant Magnet was appointed Southern African distributor for Dromex personal protection equipment (PPE) in April this year. MD Brian Howarth said that Magnet had recognised an urgent need in the electricity industry for increased safety for...
Oct 02, 2015
DUAL BIOMETRICS SCANNER Black Ginger 48 has introduced biometric scanners at its on-site stores
Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer and distributor Black Ginger 48 has implemented facial recognition technology at two of its clients’ on-site stores to counter identity fraud and reduce theft. Black Ginger 48 GM Jevan Malan tells Engineering News that...
Oct 02, 2015
PPE VENDING SOLUTION. Select PPE's improved vending solution has all the benefits of n on-site store
Personal protective equipment (PPE) management solutions provider Select PPE has introduced an improved version of its PPE vending machine that provides all the benefits of an on-site store. Select PPE sales director Dries van Tonder tells Engineering News that the...
Oct 02, 2015
PPE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Bramhope Health and Safety have introduced an award-winning cloud based management system
Personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier Bramhope Health and Safety has introduced holistic solutions to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of PPE and safety items, including its award-winning PPE management system. Bramhope CEO Isak Marais notes that the...
Oct 02, 2015
FIRE-RESISTANT RANGE MB Workwear's fire-resistant range includes Zeroflame, Vinex and DuPont's Nomex overalls
Workwear manufacturer and distributor MB Workwear (MBW) has been supplying specialised fire-resistant fabrics producer DuPont’s Nomex inherent flame-resistant overalls, specifically designed for the oil and gas industry, for many years and is the leading supplier of...
Oct 01, 2015
JSE-listed Astral Foods expects an increase in headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the 12 months ending September 30 of at least 120%, or 1 037c a share, on the comparable period. Compared with the previous year, earnings per share (EPS)arealso forecast to...
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JSE-listed Clover’s FD, Louis Jacques Botha, will resign from the dairy products producer effective January 2, 2016, for personal reasons and to spend more time with his family. Botha had been with Clover since 2006 when he was appointed the corporate development...
Sep 25, 2015
DUBE TRADEPORT Dube TradePort is Africa’s first purpose-built aerotropolis and has central to it an international airport
The launch of the Dube TradePort industrial development zone (IDZ) represents a significant milestone in reaffirming Dube TradePort’s role as an engine for sustained economic growth for South Africa, in line with the country’s regional industrial development strategy...
Sep 23, 2015
JSE-listed Taste Holdings expects its Starbucks Coffee Company outlets in South Africa to grow from a conservative market opportunity of more than 150 outlets, initially, to more than 200 outlets in five years, following market analysis. “Despite this material market...
Sep 21, 2015
As Rolfes Holdings tucks away the acquisition that will open new doors for it, the JSE-listed firm continues to aggressively pursue chemicals and related product opportunities in the mining, pharmaceutical, petrochemicals, animal health and feeds and personal care...
Sep 18, 2015
JSE-listed Illovo Sugar has revised its trading statement downwards for the year to March 2016 as the sugar producer decided to write off the undisclosed accumulated costs incurred in the development and registration of a furfural-based nematicide. The company, which...
Sep 18, 2015
Green Cell Technologies founder and CEO Roy Henderson talks to Tracy Hancock of Engineering News about his days as a South African naval officer, which he says set him up to help develop his start-up Green Cell Technologies’ Dynamic Cellular Disruption (DCD)...
Sep 18, 2015
The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) has certified the Solaris biofuel feedstock plant grown in South Africa and used to produce jet biofuel. Solaris is a variety of the tobacco plant, but without any nicotine and not developed through modern genetic...
Sep 16, 2015
Sep 15, 2015
NYSE-listed food manufacturer Kellogg has entered into a long-term partnership with food company Tolaram Africa, agreeing to pay about $450-million for a 50% stake in Multi Pro and the option to purchase a stake in Tolaram Africa Foods.  Kellogg advised in a...
Sep 14, 2015
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The land claims at Komatiland Forests‚ a subsidiary of South African Forestry Company Limited (Safcol)‚ threatens the viability of current operation‚ with 61% of the plantation being claimed by more than 50 groups of people‚ MPs were told. The Select Committee on...
Sep 11, 2015
A local aquaculture farm in Hamburg, Eastern Cape, falling under government’s Operation Phakisa: Ocean’s Economy initiative, conducted its second harvest from its first batch of dusky kob, or kabeljou, this week, taking the total number of fish harvested to 422, with...
Sep 11, 2015
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South Africa’s sugar industry is in a dire state as it is experiencing the worst drought since 1992 as the dry spell grips the eastern and central parts of the country, with cane yields expected to drop by six-million tons in the 2015/16 season, leaving many farmers,...
Sep 11, 2015
UNFAILING RESULTS The accreditation of Intertek Agricultural Services’ precision agriculture laboratory provides the guarantee of reliable testing services
Having been awarded the ISO 17025 accreditation in December last year for its precision agriculture laboratory, testing services provider Intertek now considers itself to be at the forefront of soil testing in Africa, says sub-Saharan Africa agri services regional...
Sep 11, 2015
AS STRONG AS WIRE ROPE A fibre rope being used to recover a dump truck from mud
The export market for locally made fibre ropes has proven highly beneficial for Cape Town-based ropes manufacturer Southern Ropes, says MD Chris King.
Sep 11, 2015
South Africa’s sugar industry is in a dire state as it is experiencing the worst drought since 1992 as drought grips the eastern and central parts of the country, with cane yields expected to drop by six-million tons in the 2015/16 season, leaving many farmers, big...
Sep 10, 2015
Higher minimum and maximum temperatures as well as reduced annual rainfall were predicted for the Western Cape for 2040 to 2060, said Western Cape Economic Opportunities Minister Alan Winde, when addressing the 2015 Landcare Conference at Elsenburg this week. “The...
Sep 09, 2015
A multimillion-rand United Nations Children's Fund- (Unicef-) accredited ready-to-use therapeutic food production facility opened in Cape Town on Wednesday, geared towards curbing severe acute malnutrition in children.  The project was a joint venture between South...
Sep 09, 2015
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The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has invested R1.1-million of risk capital into a 50 ha trial, a potential catalyst for canola production in the Eastern Cape to rival that of the Western Cape. The trial will aid the development of a 500 ha commercial...
Sep 09, 2015
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Forest protection agencies in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Madagascar will step up joint efforts to combat the rapidly expanding trade in illegal timber under a new deal. The Zanzibar Declaration on Illegal Logging, signed on Wednesday at a global...
Sep 09, 2015
Tanzania is hosting the first Future Fortified Summit this month that seeks to end malnutrition, said the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (Gain) on Wednesday. In a global first, to address the global issue of hidden hunger, which affects over two-billion...
Sep 07, 2015
Africa is leading the way when it comes to deforestation with a net yearly loss of 2.8-million hectares of forests between 2010 and 2015. United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) director-general José Graziano da Silva, on Monday released the Global...
Sep 04, 2015
8-SERIES Compact loaders from MultiOne aim to rival the more expensive skid-steers
After officially opening its head office in mid-February, Jet Park-based industrial equipment distributor MultiOne South Africa (SA) has sold more than 30 loaders and numerous attachments of the machinery the company is distributing from Italy-based manufacturer CSF...
Sep 04, 2015
ELAINE CREWE The 2015 installment of BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA is expecting more than 20 000 visitors from over 100 countries
Since the first international construction and mining trade fair bauma Africa 2013, the expo has grown significantly and will feature hundreds of exhibitors at this year’s event, reports BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA (BC Expo South Africa) CEO Elaine Crewe.
Sep 04, 2015
Local earthmoving equipment supplier Kemach JCB will showcase its LiveLink online monitoring and tracking system, another feature on JCB machines driven by the ‘innovation’ theme that JCB continuously strive for, at this year’s BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA international...
Sep 04, 2015
Earthmoving machinery spare parts manufacturer Malika Overseas will display a new range of replacement parts for backhoe loaders, originally manufactured by industrial equipment manufacturers JCB, Caterpillar and Case, at this year’s BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA...
Sep 04, 2015
HYUNDAI RANGE The Hyundai equipment range from HPE Africa includes mini excavators, wheeled excavators, tracked excavators, backhoe loaders, skid-steer loaders and wheel loaders
Construction equipment distributor High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa – a division of capital equipment group Invicta Holdings – will participate again at BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015, building on the success it achieved at the 2013 expo.
Sep 04, 2015
Industrial and agricultural equipment supplier and distributor Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), a division of leasing and capital equipment group Eqstra Holdings, will be launching new products and showcasing its comprehensive range of construction and heavy...
Sep 04, 2015
ON DISPLAY A preproduction model from the Bell E-series large articulated dump truck will be on display at BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015
Richards Bay-based heavy equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment South Africa will participate in construction and mining trade fair BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015 to reinforce the brand’s reputation as a significant role-player in the industry.
Sep 04, 2015
INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANTS Fuchs Lubricants Southern Africa will display some of its mining industry oil, lubricants and greases at BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015
Lubricants company Fuchs Lubricants Southern Africa (Fuchs SA) has done “extremely well” in the local market in the past year, partly owing to its acquisition of local lubricants company Lubritene at the end of 2014, says Fuchs SA commercial sales manager Andrew...
Sep 04, 2015
The Bauer Maschinen Group will exhibit machines specifically selected for the South African market at the 2015 BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA, taking place from September 15 to 18 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre. Bauer’s successful BG series Rotary Drilling Rigs will be...
Sep 04, 2015
As a result of the demand for faster construction of large residential complexes, to meet the need created by rapid population growth and urbanisation, the use of precast concrete elements is growing, says concrete elements production plant manufacturer Weckenmann...
Sep 04, 2015
Having heard “rave reviews” about the 2013 bauma Africa exhibition and trade fair, workwear retailer Dickies South Africa decided that this year’s BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA would be the perfect platform to educate and infiltrate the market.  Dickies South Africa marketing...
Sep 04, 2015
Industrial and logistics company KAP posted robust results for the 2015 financial year, ended June 30, including reducing its debt-to-equity ratio from 40% to 27%, in a tough and competitive environment. The board and management are “comfortable” with the streamlined...
Sep 04, 2015
BOBCAT TELE ROTOR The largest Bobcat Tele Rotor yet will be launched at BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015
The launch of a new telescopic handler and three industrial heavy-duty vacuums will be the highlight of equipment group of companies Goscor Group’s stand at the construction and mining trade fair BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015 and IFAT Environmental Technology Forum...
Sep 02, 2015
Beyond delivering solid results for the 2015 financial year, RCL Foods believes its recent acquisitions and restructuring of the business have led to a stronger, more diversified business that is geared for growth. The food business posted a “pleasing operating and...
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