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Nov 13, 2014
Stefan Messer received the “Prize for family-run companies” from the international consultancy and accountancy firm Ernst & Young in Berlin on 7 November. The prize was awarded as part of the “Entrepreneur of the Year” competition, which each year acknowledges...
Nov 13, 2014
Cartrack CEO Zak Calisto
Fleet management, stolen vehicle recovery and insurance telematics group Cartrack Holdings is evaluating a possible listing on the main board of the JSE in the support services sector. Cartrack CEO and founding shareholder Zak Calisto said the global telematics...
Nov 13, 2014
Amec Foster Wheeler CEO Samir Brikho
Engineering and project management company Amec has completed its merger with Switzerland-headquartered global engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier Foster Wheeler. The newly created company, called Amec Foster Wheeler, had an annualised...
Nov 11, 2014
A new report by global telecoms, media and technology specialist adviser Analysys Mason shows that cross-border money transfer services is the next opportunity for operators and other mobile financial players in Africa as the take-up of mobile money services grows....
Nov 11, 2014
ExecuJet Aviation Group is celebrating a bumper quarter after adding 10 aircraft to the global managed fleet. New additions include two Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft and one Dassault Falcon 7X, both added to the European fleet, bringing the total number in the...
Nov 10, 2014
Booyco Engineering has received a repeat order for air conditioning systems from one of Asia’s leading land systems and speciality vehicles companies. The air conditioning systems will be fitted to military vehicles and this order follows a previous successfully...
Nov 07, 2014
At the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition in September, State-owned defence industrial group Denel made an announcement that has the potential to dramatically transform the South African aerospace industry. Two of the group’s companies, Denel Aerostructures...
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Nov 04, 2014
Wind energy in South Africa is set to contribute more than R7-billion to communities and socioeconomic development over the next 20 years. “Utility-scale wind energy is already boosting economic development in South Africa,” South African Wind Energy Association...
Nov 03, 2014
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has urged the state government to invest in productivity-enhancing infrastructure to allow potential resources projects in the state to proceed. QRC CEO Michael Roche said in a submission to the government on how funds from...
Oct 28, 2014
South Africa has been ranked third, after China and Brazil, in a new country-by-country assessment of 55 renewable-energy markets in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Climatescope 2014 report and index, which has been compiled by Bloomberg New Energy...
Oct 28, 2014
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday became the first West African stock exchange to be granted full membership status by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). The NSE was elected as a federation member during the fifty-fourth general assembly and annual...
Oct 28, 2014
US miner Cliffs Natural Resources has reported a third-quarter net loss of $5.9-billion, or $38.49 a share, after booking a $5.7-billion write-down of its iron-ore and coal assets. The Cleveland, Ohio-based company, which came under new management in July, following...
Oct 24, 2014
MILL EFFICIENCY Large stainless steel producers are looking for mill concepts offering high capacity and reduced operation costs
While increasing energy costs and the necessity to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions call for more energy efficient cars, trucks, machines and plants, the steel and stainless steel industries have focused on developing new steel grades with higher strength for...
Oct 24, 2014
In early October, Brent crude oil was trading as low as $92/bl – a marked drop from the $115/bl it reached in mid-June and the $105/lb to $112/bl range it has held for most of the past three years. In the midst of some serious geopolitical threats to oil supplies in...
Oct 22, 2014
HCL Technologies, a leading global IT services provider today announced that the company has signed an IT Infrastructure transformation contract with The De Beers Group of Companies, the world's leading diamond business. Leveraging its Enterprise of Future offering,...
Oct 17, 2014
DESIGNED FOR ADVERSE CONDITIONS The saturated, muddy sludge that can characterise Asia’s arable land presents unique performance challenges for electrical and mechanical components
An agricultural industry-based hydraulic system, the Electrohydraulic Hitch Control (EHC-8) from engineering firm Bosch Rexroth, recently underwent enhancements to replicate the same, precise regulation of power and positioning for the lifting and lowering of towed...
Oct 17, 2014
The next two-and-a-half months could see major impetus given to wide ranging science and technology cooperation between Russia and South Africa, both bilaterally and within the multilateral Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group framework. Russia...
 
 
 
 
Oct 15, 2014
EcoCortec®, the most advanced manufacturer of films and bags in Europe is very proud to announce expansion of the plant due to increased client demands. We have recently released into our operating process a new line of extrusion with higher capacity, therefore the...
Oct 15, 2014
ExecuJet Aviation Group is expanding heavy maintenance support at the company’s Cape Town International Airport MRO facility to include Bombardier Dash 8 Q100, Q400 as well as the CRJ100 and CRJ200 aircraft. ExecuJet has also received South African Civil Aviation...
Oct 10, 2014
China-based machine manufacturer XCMG launched a diverse range of specialist machinery on August 15 in Ruimsig, Johannesburg. The range includes truck loader cranes, cherry pickers, rollbacks, wheel loaders, excavators, backhoe loaders, skid-steer loaders and...
Oct 10, 2014
If South Africa is going to attain the twin goals of reindustrialising while transforming the racially skewed composition of its economy, it is common cause that black economic-empowerment policy will need to be more closely aligned with industrial policy. This means...
Oct 06, 2014
• New forum with supporting exhibition in a co-location of Bauma Conexpo Africa • Premiere in Johannesburg from September 15 to 18, 2015 Messe München is expanding its international trade fair network in the environmental technology sector with an additional event...
Oct 03, 2014
The US’s economic recovery is continuing to gather pace, supporting the physical demand for metals, export credit agency Export Development Canada VP and chief economist Peter Hall told members of the Canadian Institute of Mining’s Management and Economics Society...
Oct 03, 2014
In the first half this year, US coal exports continued to decline from their record volumes in 2012, as lower European demand for steam coal and increased steam coal supplies from Australia and Indonesia, coupled with added metallurgical coal supplies from Australia,...
Oct 03, 2014
South African aerospace companies Denel Aerostructures (DAe) and Denel Aviation, both part of the State-owned Denel Group, have unveiled a major new project – the South African Regional Aircraft (SARA). This is aimed at meeting a gap in the global market, preserving...
Oct 03, 2014
South African vehicle exports dropped to around 116 000 units for the first six months of the year, down from the 147 600 units recorded for the same period last year. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) says in its second...
Oct 02, 2014
Altrincham-based WRS plans to open four Global Recruitment ‘hubs’ after opening in Iraq. As part of their global expansion plans, Cheshire-based Worldwide Recruitment Solutions have opened a branch in Erbil, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Based in the UK, WRS is a...
 
 
 
 
Oct 02, 2014
One of Italy’s most important names in machine building is now represented in South Africa as part of a distributorship agreement with Elquip Solutions, which provides quality global electrical, automation, mechanical and capital equipment to local industry. Faspar...
Oct 02, 2014
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is to sink $1-billion into African investments and equities, according to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. "The PIC will, in the new financial year, also focus on developmental investments in Africa, with a minimum commitment of...
Oct 01, 2014
Despite providing a ‘stable’ overall outlook for the US coal industry, Moody’s Investors Service this week sketched a rather gloomy scenario for the next 12 to 18 months, pointing to weak fundamentals as thermal coal demand faltered and steelmaking metallurgical...
Oct 01, 2014
London-listed International Ferro Metals (IFM), in conjunction with mining and commodities trading company Portnex International, has made an offer to acquire the assets owned by Australia-based Pacific Carbon and Modderriver Minerals on Kooragang Island, in...
Oct 01, 2014
DENNIS JÖNSSON Dairy will become a more globalised business in the next 10 years
Changing dairy consumption patterns in developed markets and rising consumption in emerging markets is resulting in increased trade from dairy producing countries to emerging markets, says Swiss food packaging and processing multinational Tetra Pak CEO Dennis...
Sep 30, 2014
Despite a rise of over 40% in cargo movements since the lifting of the Manila truck ban, anticipation of a surge in trade with the sustained robust growth of the Philippine economy, and following approval from the government to develop more yard and road...
Sep 25, 2014
Global airline passenger traffic is likely to grow at a rate of 4.7% a year over the next 20 years, driving the need for around 31 400 new passenger and freighter aircraft – worth an estimated $4.6-trillion – by 2033, airline manufacturer Airbus’s Global Market...
Sep 25, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies believes South Africa should mimic the Japanese model of developing small manufacturing enterprises in close geographical proximity to large industries, thereby enabling small industrialists to supply inputs directly into the...
Sep 25, 2014
South Africa’s power supply is taking strain and with the country’s grid nearing peak demand, an intervention is needed. To this end, several alternatives are being explored but there is a growing need for more sustainable methods of power generation and demand side...
Sep 22, 2014
Construction major Aveng has offloaded its wholly-owned Australia- and New Zealand-based utility, resources and infrastructure contracting business Electrix to European concern Vinco Energies for some R1.4-billion in cash. Aligned to the strategic objective of...
 
 
 
 
Sep 18, 2014
Global stainless steel melt shop production increased 10.6% year-on-year to 20.9-million tons in the first half of 2014, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) revealed on Thursday. Production increased in all regions, except for Central and Eastern Europe,...
Sep 18, 2014
Company Annoucement - The Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One, powered by Sage Pastel and Sage VIP, has named Book Express www.bookexpress.co.za  as the Gauteng winner for 2014. Book Express won against strong competition from 30 small businesses that...
Sep 18, 2014
Lionel October
A leading government official offered German companies – which had collectively invested R25.7-billion into South Africa since the financial crisis alone – an assurance that they had “nothing to fear” as a result of government’s decision to terminate its bilateral...
Sep 18, 2014
South African aerospace companies Denel Aerostructures (DAe) and Denel Aviation, both part of the State-owned Denel Group, have unveiled a major new project at the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 show on Thursday – the South African Regional Aircraft (SARA). This...
Sep 18, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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