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Voltex 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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Sep 04, 2015
Updated 5 hours ago The unexpected 1.3% contraction of the South African economy in the second quarter of 2015 surely serves as a wake-up call to all the social partners, especially government, that efforts need to be intensified to deal with home-grown constraints to growth and...
Sep 03, 2015
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced today that it will install an integrated solar-diesel microgrid at its Longmeadow premises in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 96,000 square meter facility houses the company’s country headquarters as...
Sep 02, 2015
The Indian government is proposing changes to its coal allocation policy to ensure that consumers benefit from lower electricity tariffs. According to a senior official in the Coal Ministry, the government’s long-term objective was to shift from the current...
Sep 02, 2015
Utility Systems, of which JSE-listed MICROmega Holdings Ltd is the majority shareholder, is South Africa’s premier supplier of water management devices and smart water metering technology, using Standard Transfer Specification pre-payment devices. Established in...
Sep 01, 2015
The African Development Bank (AfDB) will focus in coming years on tackling Africa's chronic power shortages to try to unlock its economic potential and end its vulnerability to fluctuations in commodity prices, its new president said. Though it boasts nearly a...
Sep 01, 2015
South Africa’s growing energy crisis should be addressed through a well thought-through and phased programme that included economically feasible renewable-energy alternatives, nuclear energy and traditional fossil fuel-based sources, multidisciplinary engineering and...
Sep 01, 2015
Low water levels at Kariba dam will further worsen power generating capacity in Zimbabwe and Zambia, power utilities in the two southern African countries say, with power deficits seen widening until the onset of rains in November. Increased power deficits will...
Sep 01, 2015
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Aug 28, 2015
The project will move electricity at high voltages between the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, and from Tajikistan to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Aug 28, 2015
GAS SOLUTIONS The Combustion Group has extended its products and servics to cover end-to-end solutions
Combustion technology company The Combustion Group (TCG) now offers industrial gas consuming clients complete end-to-end solutions, thereby extending its traditional equipment and projects business into the supply of fuels, in particular, natural gas products.
Aug 28, 2015
The governments of Malawi and Zambia have signed a power-sharing deal that will enable the two countries sell electricity to each other in times of need. Malawi  Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining permanent secretary Ben Botolo says that the two...
Aug 28, 2015
It is predicted that, in the next five years, water demand could outstrip supply in South Africa, says Nedbank Sustainability Carbon Specialist Dr Marco Lotz. With increasing population numbers and urbanisation, the debate regarding the amount of investment in water...
Aug 28, 2015
Yunus Hoosen
“South Africa is currently ranked as one of the top three investors in the renewable energy generation sector in the world, and the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) not only supports the continued development of a ‘Green Economy’ but offers a...
Aug 28, 2015
A subsidiary of global giant General Electric is set to start work on a $300-million wind power plant in Kenya in November. The company has secured $233-million from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (Opic) for the 100 MW Kipeto wind farm, in Kajiado, which...
Aug 27, 2015
The alarming scale of China's economic slowdown is pushing European exporters to accelerate a move into premium goods and services, sacrificing volumes if necessary to sustain margins. As Chinese rivals gain expertise in areas from elevators to healthcare to...
Aug 27, 2015
The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) will cut electricity generation by a third to 475 MW at the Kariba hydropower plant due to low water levels, the company said on Thursday, likely worsening daily power cuts. Kariba produces half of Zimbabwe's electricity. The cut back...
Aug 27, 2015
Convergence across industries is resulting in the rapid emergence of new business models as well as substantial investment opportunities for the African continent. As Frost & Sullivan Senior Partner, Dorman Followwill, highlighted in his opening presentation at the...
Aug 27, 2015
A groundbreaking PwC study shows a deep correlation between innovation and growth for all businesses. Given today’s corporate growth imperative, and the leverage gained through innovation, it’s important for organizations to make smart investments. Too little...
 
 
 
 
Aug 26, 2015
Despite an “extremely tough operating environment”, characterised by a weak economy, the electricity and commodity crisis, job losses, labour unrest and low consumer confidence levels, Growthpoint Properties posted distribution growth of 7.5% for the year ended June...
Aug 26, 2015
“Substantially” lower iron-ore and manganese prices and challenging operating conditions have contributed to JSE-listed Assore posting lower headline earnings and profit for the 2015 financial year. Headline earnings were down 53.3% to R2-billion, compared with...
Aug 26, 2015
The Australian Pacific liquefied natural gas (APLNG) project has been plugged into the Queensland power grid, with the final connection to provider Powerlink’s transmission network occurring this week. The new high-voltage electricity infrastructure was now powering...
Aug 25, 2015
To protest against government’s proposed nuclear power plans, Greenpeace activists on Tuesday locked themselves in a 4 m wooden Trojan Horse outside the Department of Energy (DoE) headquarters in Pretoria. “New investments in nuclear are a trap that will not solve...
Aug 25, 2015
New Ministerial determinations creating the framework for the procurement of additional renewable-energy, gas and cogeneration capacity from independent power producers (IPPs) have been published in the Government Gazette. The determinations are in line with...
Aug 24, 2015
Government has welcomed the full commercial operation of unit six at the Medupi power station. “This is a good achievement by Medupi and is in line with the Five-Point Plan to deal with the country’s energy challenges which was approved by Cabinet in December last year.
Aug 24, 2015
The state-run corporations that have shaped South Africa's economy and been part of its every day life for nearly a century are mostly in a state of collapse, threatening to crush already weak growth. Economists estimate that underperformance and inefficiency in...
Aug 21, 2015
Recent findings of high potential gas volumes in Southern Africa has given rise to government’s gas industrialisation aspirations, articulated in the Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap) that aims to be a key driver of economic growth, employment opportunities and...
Aug 21, 2015
Recent findings of high potential gas volumes in Southern Africa has given rise to government’s gas industrialisation aspirations, articulated in the Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap) that aims to be a key driver of economic growth, employment opportunities and...
Aug 21, 2015
US company Contour Global is finally set to inject 25 MW of electricity into Rwanda’s national grid after years of delay. Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL) MD Agnes Bateta says Contour Global is expected to start generating 25 MW at the Kivuwatt project...
 
 
 
 
Aug 21, 2015
The project proposes to develop a 400 kV overhead power transmission line across the south-western region of Macedonia, connecting to the Albanian border.
Aug 21, 2015
The erratic implementation of load-shedding schedules is costing the local food production industry millions of rands every month, says energy solutions provider Energy Partners.
Aug 20, 2015
South Africa's only nuclear reactor at Koeberg, in the Western Cape
Lobby group the Manufacturing Circle has become the latest business organisation to voice reservations about the South African government’s intention to proceed with a large-scale nuclear energy programme, describing any reliance on “old-style nuclear reactors to...
Aug 20, 2015
US philanthropist Howard Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren, is pouring millions of dollars into power projects in war-torn Congo, betting that private investment can bring development where the United Nations and aid agencies failed. In the town of Matebe,...
Aug 19, 2015
A new Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) study calculates that South Africa’s wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects generated nearly R4-billion more in financial benefits during the first half of 2015 than they cost the country. Conducted by...
Aug 19, 2015
Coal futures have fallen to 12-year lows, hit by soaring production and a slowdown in global buying, including from India and China which until recently have been pillars of strong demand. Benchmark API2 2016 coal futures TRAPI2Yc1 last settled at $52.85 a tonne, a...
Aug 18, 2015
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is working with other government departments to plan the roll-out of hydrogen fuel cell technology in agricultural parks in South Africa, as well as in schools and clinics. DST director-general Phil Mjwara told the...
Aug 18, 2015
Alternative-energy company Renergen, which is listed on the JSE’s AltX board, announced on Tuesday that it planned to acquire 90% of gas exploration and development company Molopo from Windfall Energy in a deal valued at R650-million. The remaining 10% of the company...
Aug 18, 2015
Greenpeace Africa has demanded that Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson make publicly available all the key documents and plans surrounding South Africa’s controversial R1-trillion nuclear deal. As public speculation over the nation’s accelerated nuclear plans...
Aug 18, 2015
While achieving an 8.9% year-on-year increase in revenue to R7.7-billion for the 12  months ended March 31, principal airport owner Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) continues to caution that a proposed 42.5% passenger tariff cut by the Department of Transport...
 
 
 
 
Aug 18, 2015
Altaaqa Global, a leading global provider of large-scale temporary power services, has appointed energy industry veteran, Julian Ford as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective July 1, 2015. As the company’s CCO, Ford’s remit is to ensure that Altaaqa Global...
Aug 18, 2015
Once again Engen, South Africa`s number 1 petrol brand, has put the customer first with a range of fast and secure cashless forecourt payment options that brings convenience to motorists and protects their payment safety and security. Joe Mahlo, General Manager of...
Aug 18, 2015
Once again Engen, South Africa`s number 1 petrol brand, has put the customer first with a range of fast and secure cashless forecourt payment options that brings convenience to motorists and protects their payment safety and security. Joe Mahlo, General Manager of...
Aug 17, 2015
With one month to go before the start of the Ethiopian New Year (2008) which falls on September 11 – based on the Julian Calendar not the Gregorian Calendar which most of the world follows – Ethiopia is humming economically, as any tour of the capital city Addis...
Aug 14, 2015
A South African entrepreneur has pioneered a wind-powered generator that operates as an independent mini power station for households and small businesses. The Psiclone wind generator, which had been rigorously tested in partnership with Fort Hare University’s...
 
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