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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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Jul 01, 2015
Concerns about the size of South Africa’s maize crop remained relevant, given mixed reports received from the various regions, FNB Agriculture head of marketing and agriculture information Dawie Maree said on Wednesday. In its fifth production forecast, the Crop...
Jul 01, 2015
Mike Rossouw
The time had come for the private sector to start making it clear that it wished to work with government to simplify mining policy and collaborate towards less regulation and greater implementation. “Step up and get involved in providing meaningful information and...
Jul 01, 2015
This ten-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the coal industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African coal markets and the role of coal in South Africa’s economy, with a particular focus on the role of coal in the...
Jul 01, 2015
This eight-page brief covers key developments in South Africa’s water sector over the past 12 months. It provides details of the state of South Africa’s water sector, planning and regulation, infrastructure, nonrevenue water and water-quality issues, as well as...
Jun 30, 2015
EIUG adviser Shaun Nel
As South Africa’s electricity dearth looks set to linger well into the next decade, manufacturers are being increasingly encouraged to invest in off-grid, self-generation energy solutions to shift reliance away from the national grid and volatile electricity tariffs...
Jun 30, 2015
Botswana's Shumba Coal said on Tuesday it plans to develop a solar power station to generate up to 200 MW of electricity as the world's top diamond producer struggles with power shortages. Botswana is currently experiencing power and water shortages, which its...
Jun 30, 2015
Purchases of electricity by municipalities have decreased by 4.4% between the quarters ended December 2014 and March 2015, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday. Joe De Beer, the Director General responsible for Economic Statistics at Stats SA, said this...
Jun 30, 2015
Zambia has started rationing power supply to mines, an industry source said on Tuesday, as Africa's second-biggest copper producer struggles to meet electricity demand. "They have given us a schedule indicating how much electricity they will supply to us at different...
Jun 30, 2015
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Jun 29, 2015
 
 
 
Jun 29, 2015
Trade union Solidarity, in conjunction with KragDag and Maroela Media, has launched an emergency plan to assist households in the event of a total power blackout, owing to the ongoing problems at State-owned electricity provider Eskom. The plan offered practical tips...
Jun 29, 2015
This six-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the iron-ore sector over the past 12 months, including details of the global and South African iron-ore markets, as well as prospects for the secto
Jun 29, 2015
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Jun 26, 2015
Tanzania, home to Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti National Park, has a tradition of protecting land for the sake of ecological diversity and beauty. Now the country has a new reason to add to its protected sites list: electricity.
Jun 26, 2015
South Africa’s energy crisis won’t be resolved anytime soon, and wringing our hands or resigning ourselves to the inevitable downtime associated with load shedding won’t help this country get on with the business of doing business or running our homes and getting on...
Jun 26, 2015
MEASURING DEVICES Bosch has released a mobile app that enables the measurements made with measuring devices to be sent and used directly on the app for accuracy and on-site quoting
Industrial tool manufacturer Bosch has increased the compatibility of many batteries in its range of blue industrial power tools and has released mobile-device applications (apps) for users of the tools, says Bosch South Africa training manager Peter du Bruyn. Many...
Jun 26, 2015
The Copper Development Association Africa (CDDA) , of Wadeville, Germiston, on Gauteng’s East Rand, is a nonprofit company sponsored by the Brussels-based European Copper Institute and the International Copper Association, in New York. The CDAA is responsible for...
Jun 26, 2015
Edenville Energy expects the submission process for a mining licence application for its Rukwa coal project to be completed by the end of June.
Jun 26, 2015
The totally solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, was built to be used in an attempt to fly around the world powered by solar power alone. I must say that this aircraft is a wonderful piece of technology and I marvel at the science and design which went into its...
Jun 26, 2015
RECYCLING POTENTIAL Plastic pipes are being recycled on a large scale because of the high value of polymer used in the manufacturing process
When comparing manufacturing costs, long-term maintenance, transportation costs and recyclability of various piping systems, plastic pipes have come out on top, according to a recent study conducted by the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association’s...
 
 
 
 
Jun 25, 2015
Jun 25, 2015
Former Necsa CEO Dr Rob Adam
Although South Africa could procure more energy from other African countries to help plug its energy gap, nuclear energy would be a more secure option in the long run, says former South African Nuclear Energy Corporation CEO Dr Rob Adam. He told attendees at a South...
Jun 25, 2015
Kenya's Lake Turkana Wind Power project aims to start supplying some electricity as early as September 2016, once a transmission line is built linking the remote northern region to the national grid, a director of the project said on Wednesday. The 310 MW project,...
Jun 24, 2015
South African power utility Eskom has suffered a serious breakdown at its Apollo sub-station which receives electricity from the Cahora Bassa dam in Mozambique’s Tete province, according to sources in HCB, the company that operates Cahora Bassa. Moises Machava, the...
Jun 24, 2015
Eskom said it will cut 1 000 MW (stage 1) off the grid from 16:00 on Wednesday through its load shedding programme as it works to meet winter demand. "This is due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity resulting from technical faults at...
Jun 24, 2015
Galilee Basin
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) on Wednesday criticised a recently released report by environmental group Climate Council, which pitched “gloom and doom” for the future of coal. The QRC said the report, entitled ‘Galilee basin – Unburnable Coal’ was short...
Jun 24, 2015
Renewable-energy technology is a key priority in the roll-out of low cost housing in the Western Cape, says a senior politician. The Western Cape provincial government has partnered with housing developer Van Horsten Property Holdings to construct low cost homes with...
Jun 23, 2015
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has published the Draft National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations in the Government Gazette for public comment. The new regulations sought to penalise people convicted of an offence in terms of the regulations...
Jun 23, 2015
Chamber of Mines economics head Monique Mathys
The imposition of an additional power tariff increase would severely jeopardise the sustainability of the South African mining industry, the Chamber of Mines warned at hearings hosted by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) in Johannesburg on...
Jun 23, 2015
Eskom will implement stage 1 load-shedding from 16:00 on Tuesday. It said it is likely to continue until 22:00 Tuesday evening.
 
 
 
 
Jun 23, 2015
The Gauteng Department of Economic Development expects a R650-million cash injection into the township economy following the conclusion of a deal with retail giant Massmart. Economic Development MEC Lebogang Maile told a media briefing on Tuesday at the Gauteng...
Jun 22, 2015
The Canadian federal government has approved Australia-based Paladin Energy's application to gain majority ownership of a proposed uranium mine in Newfoundland and Labrador. Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford on Monday said the Conservative government would...
Jun 22, 2015
Ever larger and more frequent weather disasters around the world are fuelling pessimism that we can curb man-made climate change before its too late. But Laurence Tubiana is more optimistic than apocalyptic. She believes mankind is finally getting the message about...
Jun 22, 2015
When the SES TT Zero Challenge class event takes place on Wednesday 10 June, two Victory Racing prototype race bikes – powered by Parker Hannifin’s Global Vehicle Motor PMAC electric motors – will be in the spotlight, judging by the outstanding results achieved at...
Jun 22, 2015
NRG Renew Africa CEO Grant Pattison
The nascent South African renewable-energy unit of giant US electricity utility, NRG, is preparing to participate in the country’s upcoming ‘expedited’ bid window for the procurement of an additional 1 800 MW of renewables capacity. NRG Renew Africa CEO Grant...
Jun 19, 2015
Electricity and water services provider Eranove Group has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Republic of Mali to finance, develop, build and operate the €110-million Kenié hydroelectric dam, in Baguinéda, on the Niger river. The company would develop the...
Jun 19, 2015
West Africa's regional body will pool its resources to establish an electricity market to end the blackouts that have blighted its 15 member States for decades. Heads of states who gathered for a meeting of the Economic Community of West African States agreed to...
Jun 19, 2015
Vedanta Resources' Zambian unit Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) said on Thursday one of the biggest challenges it faced was the high cost of electricity in Africa's No.2 copper producer. "One of the big challenges that we have for the future, for us to be able to...
Jun 19, 2015
Low commodity prices worldwide have resulted in mining operations having to deal with increased pressure in the form of escalating operational costs. At the beginning of this month, the gold price was about $1 182/oz, silver was priced at $16.69/oz, copper at...
Jun 19, 2015
On June 3, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced that it had identified the need for South African export promotion and development legislation and that it was preparing a White Paper (no mention of a Green Paper) and a National Export Development and...
 
 
 
 
Jun 19, 2015
ROD CAIRNS If rainwater is collected and stored over a year, 86% of a household’s water requirements could be met using that water
Rainwater harvesting is the easiest method to practice water conservation and if we are not colleting rainwater, we are actually wasting water, polyethylene plastic storage tanks manufacturer JoJo Tanks chairperson Rod Cairns tells Engineering News.
Jun 19, 2015
Construction management company Gas Piping Services commissioned the first phase of a 27 km liquid petroleum gas (LPG) storage facility at mixed-use lifestyle development centre Steyn City Lifestyle Resort, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, last month. The gas pipeline will...
Jun 19, 2015
The project involves the construction of a new unit at Mae Moh power plant.
Jun 19, 2015
The project involves the construction of a wind farm that can generate 400 MW of electricity.
Jun 19, 2015
Recent and current developments compels one to cite achievements and challenges in the midst of the current power crisis. Embedded generation is becoming a reality for businesses and households, thanks to the initiative by the National Energy Regulator of South...
 
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