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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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Mar 28, 2015
Project developer Encanto Potash has received an expression of interest through its strategic advisor Horgen Holdings, that private equity fund manager Fengate Capital Management wanted to undertake the development, construction and financing of a 100-MW power...
Mar 27, 2015
The state-owned Public Investment Corporation has taken a 20% stake in the Xina power station.
Mar 27, 2015
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (Sefa) has approved a $780 000 preparation grant for the phase one development of the 40 MW Starsol solar photovoltaic plant, in Chad, which will become the first independent power producer (IPP) scheme to be connected to the...
Mar 27, 2015
Goodyear has unveiled its latest concept technology at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show ¬– a futuristic tyre the manufacturer says has the capacity to produce its own electricity. Conceived by Goodyear's Innovation Centre, and known by its development code...
Mar 27, 2015
JSE-listed packaging company Mpact’s basic underlying earnings a share, for the year ended December 31, increased by 15.3% to 269.2c, while revenue increased by 11.9% year-on-year to R8.6-billion, owing to a drop in the oil price, capital expenditure investments and...
Mar 27, 2015
GROWTH PROJECTION The paper industry’s energy-saving initiatives are paying off amidst South Africa's stagnant economy
While the South African economy has been relatively stagnant over the past two years and is not expected to grow much this year – with 2% being an optimistic upward growth projection – the pulp and paper industry is “doing  well under extremely difficult...
Mar 27, 2015
US federal agency the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is preparing to finance projects to upgrade Malawi’s power grid so that the country can interconnect with neighbours Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.   The MCC will finance the projects as part of the...
Mar 26, 2015
Arne Frandsen
The target date is the end of this year for the decision to go ahead with the commercial implementation of a paradigm shift technology that will mine and refine platinum in an integrated on-site process and use only a tenth of the electricity normally consumed. Major...
Mar 26, 2015
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Mar 23, 2015
A third and final nuclear vendor parade workshop, scheduled for the last week of this month, will see vendor countries Canada and Japan presenting their nuclear technology offerings to government in a bid to clinch major contracts related to South Africa’s...
Mar 23, 2015
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Mar 21, 2015
Embattled electricity producer Eskom has confirmed that it has initiated a “selective reopener” of the third multiyear price determination (MYPD 3) from the 2015/16 financial year onwards. The reopener would seek an upward adjustment in electricity tariffs to cover...
Mar 20, 2015
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Mar 20, 2015
I read a long article in a newspaper in which some fellow argued that the world essentially had no more sources of energy and that the entire planet would just have to learn to cut back on consumption. The writer was a foreign person. The article had not been written...
Mar 20, 2015
In a recent speech delivered at the University of Cape Town, International Monetary Fund (IMF) first deputy MD David Lipton noted that several institutions, including the IMF, had downgraded South Africa’s “potential growth” from around 3.5% to 4% previously to...
Mar 20, 2015
The project involves the construction of about 508 km of transmission line between Kenya (93 km) and Tanzania (415 km).
Mar 20, 2015
TYRE RECYCLING Milvinetix is using a development grant to improve its tyre recycling facilities
Using pyrolysis to recycle used vehicle tyres is gaining popularity in South Africa, with the first fully functional pyrolysis plant, at Gauteng-based tyre recycler Milvinetix’s premises already operational.
Mar 20, 2015
Abengoa has announced that $660-million in project financing has been secured for the Xina Solar One project.
 
 
 
 
Mar 19, 2015
Mar 19, 2015
UTILITIES govern global everyday existence, from business to private lives, and without certain key services, modern life as we know it would collapse. Water and electricity dominate utility usage and both are scarce resources leading South African retailer,...
Mar 18, 2015
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Power utility Eskom is racing to recruit as many skilled people as possible, regardless of their skin colour, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. Responding to questions in the National Assembly, he told MPs he was not aware of so-called "backroom",...
Mar 18, 2015
The East London industrial development zone (IDZ) will develop a wind farm that will generate in excess of three-million kilowatt-hours a year of electricity, Eastern Cape Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC Sakhumzi Somyo announced on...
Mar 18, 2015
World Nuclear Association chairperson Jean-Jacques Gautrot
Public opinion is an essential element in any nuclear programme. This was highlighted by World Nuclear Association chairperson Jean-Jacques Gautrot on Wednesday. "Public acceptance is essential to develop the environment in which nuclear development can take place,"...
Mar 18, 2015
MAN SA's new solar rooftop
MAN Truck & Bus South Africa (MTBSA) on Tuesday unveiled a grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop system at its assembly facility in Durban, making it the first carbon-neutral MAN plant in the world. The 580 kW, 2 320-panel, 6 300 m2 system is capable of...
Mar 18, 2015
Zimbabwe coal producer Hwange Colliery said on Wednesday the company had signed an agreement to sell coke and coke products to global miner Glencore on a six-month trial period. Hwange, in which Zimbabwe's government is the biggest shareholder with 37% shares, is the...
Mar 17, 2015
Curro  schools are using generators, supplied and installed by Master Power Technologies,  to  ensure  their  electronic  learning environments are not “left in the dark” when the mains power is cut. Curro  owns  a  number  of  private  schools  around  South Africa...
Mar 16, 2015
  Minister Nene’s Budget identified nine strategic priorities, including amongst others, encouraging private investment, enhancing the Industrial Policy Action Plan (“IPAP”) and resolving the energy challenge in partnership with the private sector.
Mar 16, 2015
 
 
 
 
Mar 13, 2015
President Jacob Zuma on Friday officially launched the Presidency and Government Energy Saving Campaign, but, apart from reflecting on energy-savings gains made during his administration and appealing for energy use austerity, he remained vague on the campaign’s...
Mar 13, 2015
Energy solutions provider Mitochondria Energy Company (MEC) will unveil a 100 kW fuel-cell solution, which was installed at the Chamber of Mines’ (CoM’s) Johannesburg offices, later this month. MEC CEO Anthea Bath told Mining Weekly Online that the natural...
Mar 13, 2015
Momentum builds for Yokogawa’s power plant control business in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern Markets. Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Saudi Arabia, has received orders to deliver distributed control systems for the PP13...
Mar 13, 2015
Nuclear power plant (NPP) projects are, everywhere, politically important, complex and long-term programmes, World Nuclear University (WNU) lecturer Milt Caplan pointed out at the recent WNU One-Day Course at the University of Pretoria. "Nuclear decisions are always...
Mar 13, 2015
A new partnership to boost power generation in Africa by adding at least 5 000 MW of generating capacity over the next ten years was announced last month by Norwegian investment fund for developing countries Norfund, investor in private equity funds in Africa CDC and...
Mar 13, 2015
A 100 MW solar plant, which has been developed near the town of Pofadder, in the Northern Cape, has officially been inaugurated. Known as KaXu Solar One, the thermal electricity power plant incorporate a storage system that enables it to produce electricity 2.5 hours...
Mar 10, 2015
Penny Ntuli of Tetra Pak
Whether it be low availability for formal distribution channels in certain locations, poor infrastructure, low income or a non-milk drinking culture, Africans do not consume nearly as much milk products as Europeans, said food processing and packaging solutions...
Mar 10, 2015
The electricity generating concept tyre
Goodyear has unveiled its latest concept technology at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show – a futuristic tyre the manufacturer says has the capacity to produce its own electricity. Conceived by Goodyear's Innovation Centre, and known by its development code...
Mar 10, 2015
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and Autodesk , a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software and services, has announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding. According to this agreement, Schneider...
Mar 06, 2015
JOAN MACNAUGHTON Many countries were also struggling to balance the energy trilemma of energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability
Sub-Saharan Africa is still faced with the challenge of providing citizens access to electricity and an additional $450-billion will need to be invested to ensure that people in urban areas have access to electricity by 2040.
 
 
 
 
Mar 06, 2015
The KaXu concentrating solar power park was launched on March 2, 2015.
Mar 06, 2015
Eskom announced that first power was produced at 11:03 on March 2, 2015, from Medupi Unit 6.
Mar 06, 2015
The project involves the construction of a 120 MW power plant, in northern Oman.
Mar 06, 2015
Both the Western Cape and Gauteng have announced that they plan to raise non-Eskom electricity output. The two important economic centres realise that their growth ambitions will be seriously curtailed without reliable and affordable power. But to deliver it will be...
Mar 06, 2015
An update on the first round of the Department of Energy's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.
 
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