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oltex is a leading stockist and reseller of a vast and comprehensive range of electrical and lighting products, including local and international suppliers and their brands. Voltex is a proudly Bidvest company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bidvest Group Limited, a company listed on the South African stock exchange. Voltex forms part of Bidvest Electrical and enjoys a level 2 BBBEE rating. The group is divided into specialised supply and distribution business units. Our six supplier divisions namely Atlas Cable Suppliers/Voltex T&D, Versalec Cables, Cabstrut, Voltex LSis, Voltex Lighting and Waco Industries ensure a well-balanced and extremely comprehensive product range.

 
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Oct 17, 2014
Jubilee Platinum CEO Leon Coetzer
Despite the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) strike in July and the post-strike production ramp-up in August, Aim- and AltX-listed Jubilee Platinum’s Middelburg smelter operation, in Mpumalanga, increased its profit by 4.5% quarter-on-quarter...
Oct 17, 2014
Oct 17, 2014
The 2014 Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in South Africa Awards was held at a gala dinner at Emperors Palace today. Hosts, GCIP South Africa, proudly acknowledged the inventive work of small businesses and start-ups who have worked so hard towards...
Oct 17, 2014
Conlog, a prepaid electricity meter manufacturing company of Schneider Electric, is pleased to announce that it will be partnering in the world’s first fuel cell rural electrification project, located in South Africa’s Free State province. Conlog will supply its...
Oct 17, 2014
The project will more than triple the output of Nigeria’s Ewekoro power plant.
Oct 17, 2014
The project involves the construction of Japan’s largest solar PV plant.
Oct 17, 2014
Russian nuclear group Rosatom is confident that it could supply nuclear-generated electricity to the South African market from Generation III+ pressurised water reactors (PWR) at a price significantly below that of coal-, oil- or gas-generated electricity. Rusatom...
Oct 17, 2014
The project involves refurbishing the core equipment of the Tsuzuki incineration plant, in Yokohama.
Oct 16, 2014
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Oct 16, 2014
The Tronox-owned Namakwa Sands smelter took a big leap by investing R242-million in a cogeneration (cogen) plant, but it has exceeded the company’s expectations in terms of energy cost savings. The 13.6 MW plant on South Africa’s West Coast uses waste gas that was...
Oct 14, 2014
The transmission unit of South African electricity utility Eskom has completed a strategic grid study for the period to 2040. The study signals major shifts in future generation and demand patterns that will have implications for the domestic network and future...
Oct 13, 2014
Power generation capacity in Africa will quadruple from 2020 to 2040, giving nearly a billion people access to electricity, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its first Africa Energy Outlook released on Monday. "Reform programmes are starting to improve...
Oct 10, 2014
Zimbabwe signed a $1.5-billion deal with China's Sinohydro Corp on Friday to expand a coal-fired power plant in the most ambitious move yet to tackle the country's crippling electricity shortages. The deal, which still needs full financial cover, would see Sinohydro...
Oct 10, 2014
In a boost for renewable energy, the City of Cape Town has signed its first small-scale embedded electricity generation contract with Black River Park Investments, an office park in Observatory. The 74 000 m2 office park uses large-scale solar power systems to...
Oct 10, 2014
The project aims to provide a thermal treatment plant to treat municipal waste that cannot be reused or recycled.
Oct 10, 2014
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will release a consultation paper in February next year outlining the possible regulatory framework for “distributed power generation” in South Africa, including how “prosumers” could be empowered to feed surplus...
Oct 10, 2014
Multinational electronics company Samsung Electronics Africa, together with nongovernmental organisation Habitat for Humanity and the Gauteng Department of Education, officially unveiled the Solar Powered Internet School at Refalletse Primary School in Orange Farm,...
Oct 09, 2014
Southern Africa has cut its power deficit to 3 000 MW in the last year and will add another 27 000 MW by 2018 as countries ramp up electricity generation to meet growing demand, an official with a regional power pool said on Thursday. The region currently has a peak...
Oct 08, 2014
Through the installation of a 108 kilowatt-peak solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of retailer Woolworths’ Cape Town head office, the company has over the past three months saved 30 828 kWh worth of electricity, which translated into an energy bill reduction...
 
 
 
 
Oct 08, 2014
State-owned power utility Eskom noted on Tuesday that its renewable energy projects would contribute significantly to reducing power cuts, as these projects would assist in ensuring grid stability. Speaking at the sixty-fourth Association of Municipal Electricity...
Oct 07, 2014
Alphabet Energy introduced the world’s most powerful thermoelectric generator today, which captures exhaust heat and converts it into electricity.   The company’s first product, called the E1, attaches to an exhaust stack and uses Alphabet’s patented thermoelectric...
Oct 06, 2014
Tanzania will complete a $455-million power transmission line next year linking its power grid to Kenya and Zambia, part of plans to export electricity powered by its gas and coal reserves to neighbours, the Energy and Minerals Ministry said on Monday. Tanzania,...
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
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Russian nuclear group Rosatom is confident that it could supply nuclear-generated electricity to the South African market from Generation III+ pressurised water reactors (PWR) at a price significantly below that of coal-, oil- or gas-generated electricity. Speaking...
Oct 03, 2014
Oct 03, 2014
Although Southern Africa faces the global challenge of meeting the triple bottom line of energy affordability, security of supply and reducing its carbon footprint, it is rich in natural energy resources, which must be harnessed to deal with these and other energy...
Oct 03, 2014
Owing to electricity consumption in South Africa increasing rapidly since 1980, South Africa needs 40 GW of new power generation by 2025, about half of which should be nuclear energy, says State-utility Eskom. Eskom supplies about 95% of South Africa's electricity...
Oct 03, 2014
Oct 03, 2014
An update on the fisrt window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.
 
 
 
 
Oct 03, 2014
An update on the second window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.
Oct 03, 2014
Given the current dampened state of national economic growth – with gross domestic product (GDP) growing at 1.9% in 2013 versus government’s long-term target of 4% to 5% – and industry’s rising focus on energy efficiency, the future of electricity demand within South...
Oct 02, 2014
Itron a world-leading technology and services company, announced today that it will launch the Itron Learning University at the Riversands Incubation Hub in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Incubation Hub, which held its official roof wetting ceremony on Friday, Aug....
Oct 02, 2014
International manufacturer Fibrelite has seen a tremendous increase in enquiries for their lightweight composite access covers from industries keen to move away from the traditionally used metal and concrete and change their specifications to composites (a future...
Sep 30, 2014
South Africa’s gross domestic product growth rate slowed to 1.9% in 2013, compared with 2.5% in 2012, the 2013 Productivity Statistics report revealed on Tuesday.
Sep 30, 2014
Senegal water company Senegalaise des Eaux (SDE) will look to desalination to keep supplies flowing in the rapidly growing capital city of Dakar and try to avoid a repeat of last year's shortages, the firm's chief executive said. A bustling hub for investors and aid...
Sep 29, 2014
Butterworth and surrounding areas in the Eastern Cape were without water on Monday, the Amathole district municipality said. "This situation culminated from a blown-out Eskom transformer which was supplying electricity to our water pumps," spokesperson Sisa...
Sep 29, 2014
During the three months ended June 30, the total turnover of all industries in the South African economy, excluding agriculture, financial intermediation, insurance and government institutions, declined by 0.5% quarter-on-quarter to R1.86-trillion, with the mining...
Sep 29, 2014
Purchases of electricity by municipalities increased by 27.8% quarter-on-quarter for the three months ended June 30, to R15.26-billion, while purchases of water increased by 1.4% over the period, data released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Monday, has...
Sep 26, 2014
 
 
 
 
Sep 26, 2014
Cellular major MTN South Africa has approved two gas-powered generation developments for its Doornfontein (1 MW) and Newlands (6 MW) sites, in Gauteng, based on the success of its 2 MW trigeneration plant at its Roodepoort headquarters. MTN will expand this methane-...
Sep 26, 2014
The project involves the rehabilitation of an existing brownfield site and construction of a new 53 MW thermal facility.
Sep 26, 2014
The project involves the construction of a 960 MW coal-fired power plant in Lamu County.
Sep 26, 2014
BENEFICIATION NEED Rather than exporting the sheet and rolled aluminium products, the local aluminium industry can focus on more value addition
Aluminium industry body Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) predicts a doubling in local demand for rolled aluminium products in the next five years and a subsequent increase in employment for the industry. “Exciting potential for the future remains, as the...
Sep 26, 2014
Cellular major MTN South Africa has approved two gas-powered generation developments for its Doornfontein (1 MW) and Newlands (6 MW) sites, in Gauteng, based on the success of its 2 MW trigeneration plant, at its Roodepoort headquarters. MTN will expand this...
 
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