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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 02, 2014
Updated 2 hours 38 minutes ago 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-...
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Sep 26, 2014
I have been surprised to find that many people know the Lonmin, Impala Platinum and Anglo American Platinum strike is over but few know the terms of settlement. Besides other terms, workers whose basic wages were less than R12 500 a month receive a yearly wage...
Sep 26, 2014
INDUSTRY NEED To maintain a sustainable South African aluminium industry, the companies would need to secure electricity supply
The availability of stable energy sources at competitive prices remains a core challenge for the South African aluminium industry, says EY Africa mining and metals leader Wickus Botha. “As aluminium smelting processes are significantly energy intensive, these...
Sep 25, 2014
Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have invited bids for a consultant to oversee a feasibility study for connecting their nations by high voltage power line, part of efforts to meet growing demand for electricity and deepen integration of their economies. The project aims to...
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 25, 2014
Scaw CEO Markus Hannemann
Securing sufficient scrap metal of the correct quality in order to ensure the efficient and sustainable operation of numerous electric arc furnaces is a key challenge currently faced by the Scaw Metals Group of Ekurhuleni. Another challenge also being addressed by...
Sep 24, 2014
After decades of relying on supplemental private power generating plants to make up hydropower shortages, Tanzania will replace them with natural gas-fired turbines as the nation taps its big reserves of natural gas to generate cheap electricity. Amid recurring...
Sep 24, 2014
Zambia's Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has lost 482 t of copper output worth $3.3-million after Copperbelt Energy Corp started restricting its power supply, it said on Tuesday. KCM, owned by Britain's Vedanta Resources, was forced to shut down its Nchanga concentrator...
Sep 23, 2014
Patricia de Lille, PJ Rabie and Dominic Chennells
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...
Sep 23, 2014
Zambia's energy minister on Monday called for dialogue between Copperbelt Energy Corp and Vedanta Resources to end a power supply dispute that has paralysed the British mining company's operations. Copperbelt Energy on Sunday cut power to Vedanta's Konkola mine for...
Sep 22, 2014
Pallinghurst CE Arne Frandsen
The platinum platform of diversified JSE-listed Pallinghurst has invested in a low-energy hydrometallurgical alternative to high-energy smelting. The environment-friendly Kell process, which Pallinghurst has been studying over a prolonged period, requires only a...
 
 
 
 
Sep 22, 2014
Zambia's Copperbelt Energy Corporation, has cut down power supply to the Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) owned by London-listed Vedanta Resources after a dispute over electricity bills, the mining company said on Sunday. Konkola last week lost a court application to stop...
Sep 19, 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...
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 19, 2014
Opposition to the extractive industries continues to grow in Canada, with increasing influence on decisions that surround project approval, delegates at the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business risk mitigation and corporate social responsibility (CSR) seminar...
Sep 19, 2014
Energy, particularly electricity, is acknowledged as an enabler of socioeconomic wellbeing, as aptly espoused by the South African government. Translating this acknowledgement into action has, unfortunately, eluded our government. The current crisis bears testimony...
Sep 19, 2014
Although a fledgling industry, biofuels in South Africa looks promising, owing to the high volumes of waste being produced that need to be managed and South Africa’s electricity constraints, says power technology, systems and solutions, equipment  and aftermarket...
Sep 18, 2014
Despite apparent legitimate reasoning behind State-owned power utility Eskom’s electricity tariff increases, increased costs would undoubtedly hurt those in the lower portion of South Africa’s income distribution, consulting firm Frost & Sullivan Africa energy and...
Sep 18, 2014
President Jacob Zuma
National government was committed to supporting all struggling municipalities to become functional and efficient, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday, opening the 2014 Presidential Local Government Summit (PLGS), in Midrand. Also speaking at the PLGS, Cooperative...
Sep 18, 2014
Colorado has been blessed with a bounty of minerals that has historically played a critical role in ensuring the state’s economic success; however, new legislative measures has cast doubt over the future stability of the region’s coal mining industry. Increasingly...
Sep 17, 2014
Lafarge Africa, Finland's Wartsila and the World Bank's IFC have agreed to build a 220 MW gas-fired power plant in Nigeria to boost electricity supplies, they said on Wednesday. The trio said in a statement their plan was to help fast-track increased power supplies...
 
 
 
 
Sep 17, 2014
In the world of energy in South Africa, it has very much been the winter of our discontent. Structural challenges laid increasingly bare in years past have grown to fault lines. Inertia is no longer an option: with the country’s sovereign credit rating hovering...
Sep 17, 2014
Thembani Bukula
National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) full-time member for electricity Thembani Bukula says the regulator is not anticipating an approach by Eskom for a “reopener” of the current tariff determination, notwithstanding National Treasury’s indication that...
Sep 12, 2014
Tremendous innovation is under way in Africa, with people shifting their perceptions of what to expect from the continent, says South African trends analyst, Dion Chang. He told the seventh annual Green Building Convention, in Cape Town, that a wave of innovation...
Sep 12, 2014
Since being established in late 2013 as an African subsidiary of the greater Weir Ynfiniti Engineering Services business, Weir YES Africa is gearing up to participate in local renewable energy projects. Its offering comprises the provision of specialist mechanical...
Sep 12, 2014
Proposals for a service provider to provide marquees, tables, chairs, flooring, electricity (generators), stage, sound, accreditation, jumping castles, décor, catering, security and ablution facilities for the Annual Diplomatic Fair, Department of International...
Sep 12, 2014
The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), an international grouping of governmental, industry and research and nongovernmental organisations with an interest in renewable energy, publishes a yearly report entitled 'Renewables Global Status...
Sep 12, 2014
Recently, a number of people around me have been the victims of robberies. These incidents are irritating, not only because of the value of the items stolen, but also because of the amount of subsequent work required to replace them and to mend the damage caused by...
Sep 10, 2014
Electrical Engineer (North of Pretoria) Overall responsibility for the electrical department - reducing electricity down time, optimising asset life and minimising maintenance costs Skills: Essential: National Diploma in Electrical Engineering/Degree (Engineering...
Sep 10, 2014
After over six months of negotiations between Aim-listed Ncondezi Energy, the Mozambique Department of Energy (DoE) and Mozambique State-owned power utility Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), the coal asset developer said on Monday that it had reached a commercial...
Sep 09, 2014
Mining giant Rio Tinto has touted carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a viable solution to climate change, with Rio’s energy CEO Harry Kenyon-Slaney saying that further CCS milestones could be expected as the technology continues to prove itself. “Understand this....
 
 
 
 
Sep 09, 2014
In the world of energy in South Africa, it has very much been the winter of our discontent. Structural challenges laid increasingly bare in years past have grown to fault lines. Inertia is no longer an option: with the country’s sovereign credit rating hovering...
Sep 08, 2014
Thursday 4 September 2014 marks yet another significant date on the environmental calendar, with the announcement of the 2014 Miss Earth South Africa. The Miss Earth leadership and development programme is supported by Tsogo Sun and forms part of a collaborative...
Sep 05, 2014
Proponents of concentrated solar power (CSP) claim that CSP is the only renewable technology that is able to store energy. It has been claimed that CSP, combined with thermal energy storage (TES), enables CSP power stations to supply electricity even when the sun is...
Sep 05, 2014
Banking group Standard Bank has reinforced its commitment to the Power Africa Initiative amidst an increasing pipeline of power projects across sub-Saharan Africa.
Sep 02, 2014
The concept of the ‘smart city’ has emerged as a term to describe a city that uses technology to address service delivery challenges. However, building a smart city is about more than just using technology – it is about ICT innovation and transformation that improves...
 
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