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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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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...
Sep 01, 2014
The recipients of the Sanea / Sanedi Energy Awards 2014 were announced at a prestigious awards ceremony and banquet hosted by Brian A Statham, Chairman of the South African National Energy Association. This gala event reflected the significance of the both the awards...
Aug 29, 2014
The amount owed to municipalities for services has continued to rise, reaching R94-billion by June, compared with the R93.3-billion recorded in December. Households still accounted for the bulk of the aggregate municipal consumer debts; however, this had declined...
Aug 29, 2014
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
The key to the development of South Africa lay in mineral beneficiation and industrialisation in joint development with its regional neighbours, South Africa’s new Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene told the Centre for Education In Economics and Finance (CEEF)....
Aug 29, 2014
A portion of land suitable for a range of commercial, retail and business park development is being made available by Tongaat Hulett Developments, the property development operator within the Tongaat Hulett stable. The new release formed part of the greater Cornubia...
Aug 29, 2014
The appointment of news Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona has not resulted in a round of applause from the Eskom-watching fraternity – as far as I can see. City Press reported: “Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown announced in Parliament today that Matona would be at...
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
Digital radio communications in the African local government space can open up the world, but have many challenges to overcome, notes integration and migration of legacy radio communications infrastructure with digital mobile radio company Emcom Wireless head of...
Aug 29, 2014
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Aug 27, 2014
Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management, showcased its off-grid solar streetlighting solutions at its Xperience Efficiency event, held for the first time in South Africa on 26 and 27 August 2014.The organisation emphasised that streetlighting is a need...
Aug 26, 2014
Lamenting a “chicken and egg” scenario in the local liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, South African Oil and Gas Alliance CEO Ebrahim Takolia has argued that South Africa should first increase the size and distribution network of the local gas market –...
Aug 25, 2014
Conco CEO David van Zyl and Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Laban Musenge
JSE-listed Consolidated Power Projects (Conco) has, on behalf of the Zambian government, officially handed over the R35-million upgraded Luangwa 66/11 kV substation in Kitwe, Zambia, to State-owned power company Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (Zesco)...
Aug 25, 2014
Consolidated Power Projects has officially handed over the R35-million upgraded Luangwa 66/11kV substation to ZESCO Limited and the community of Kitwe on behalf of the government of the Republic of Zambia. Dignitaries present at the handover included the Ministers of...
Aug 22, 2014
The upgrade will increase Qairokkum's current capacity from 126 MW to 142 MW with the installation of two new, larger turbines.
Aug 22, 2014
The UK government has approved the construction of the wind farm.
Aug 22, 2014
Transnet is hoping to attract R100-billion from private investors to help streamline the transport system and make it more efficient, says Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) CEO Siyabonga Gama. Transnet is investing R312-billion over the next seven years, much of it in...
Aug 20, 2014
With declining mineable coal reserves and the ever increasing global energy demand, Underground Coal Gasification is a resurging technology that promises to deliver on these challenges. On Thursday 28th August the Fossil Fuel Foundation will host the Underground Coal...
Aug 19, 2014
• The objective set for the end of 2014 has been exceeded by more than 10,000 people Schneider Electric has announced that it has trained more than 50,000 people from new economies in energy management as part of BipBop , its energy access program for communities...
Aug 18, 2014
France's Areva won a contract to replace six steam generators at South Africa's Koeberg nuclear power plant, state utility Eskom said on Saturday. The refit is part of a programme to install up to 9 600 MW of new nuclear power by 2030, as Africa’s largest economy...
 
 
 
 
Aug 15, 2014
The Ashalim solar plant will generate enough electricity to meet the energy needs of more than 120 000 homes.
Aug 15, 2014
INDUSTRY INITIATIVE Local industry can use waste energy to generate heat for its own processes
Local industry is starting to implement projects using the principles associated with the ‘circular economy’ with a specific focus on developing a greener industry, says consulting engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV. A circular economy entails industry...
Aug 15, 2014
The Development Bank of Southern Africa has signed a finance contract with the European Investment Bank to support the development of the 100 MW KaXu project.
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
South African gas and welding products company Afrox, part of the German Linde group, publicly unveiled its new R14-million high-purity hydrogen and oxygen plant at Pelindaba, west of Pretoria, at the end of last month. The new plant uses latest-generation...
Aug 14, 2014
City Power does not owe Eskom R1.08-billion, the subsidiary said on Thursday. "We would like to place it on record that City Power, like any other entity, purchases electricity from Eskom which it on-sells to its customers across Johannesburg," managing director...
Aug 14, 2014
Themba Mkhwanazi
The “story” of what the industry that led to the creation of South Africa’s biggest economy was doing to assist development was not being told enough, Anglo American Coal South Africa CEO Themba Mkhwanazi said on Thursday. He noted that the mining industry had...
Aug 14, 2014
South Africa produces almost all of its power from coal-fired plants that pollute the air with dark clouds of smoke and fail to generate enough electricity to avert blackouts. Now, if scientists are right, coal in the future could produce electricity without ever...
Aug 13, 2014
Anaerobic Digestion produces a renewable biogas and digestate, a soil improver that can replace traditional fertilisers
While solar and wind energy tend to attract the most attention in the renewable energy space in South Africa, developments in biogas could make it an increasingly viable option.  With the help of an international partner, South African waste management company...
 
 
 
 
Aug 13, 2014
Coal India Ltd, the world's largest coal producer, said net profit rose eight percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier as mine expansions helped boost output by five percent. Though production inched up to 108.3-million tonnes, it was still below the...
Aug 13, 2014
Could Hybrid Energy assist in greening fossil fuels?  The unique potential or high availability of both solar and fossil resources in Southern Africa can be seen as complementary to one another and not competitive. On the 20th and 21st August at Glen Hove...
Aug 12, 2014
Although South Africa has significant biogas potential, investment in the sector was being deterred by a lack of incentive schemes to make establishing such projects more affordable, energy company Uhuru Energy managing and technical director David Sonnenberg...
Aug 12, 2014
Eskom has launched the National Electricity Safety Week, which promotes and educates the public on the safe use of electricity. National Electricity Week runs from August 11 to 17. “Every year, innocent lives are lost as a consequence of the unsafe use of...
Aug 11, 2014
Master Power Technologies has launched a new range of photovoltaic solar solutions to compliment its current range of products for use in industrial applications in hot, arid regions, or wherever utility power is expensive or unreliable. The solar power systems are...
Aug 08, 2014
Aug 08, 2014
THERMO-COMPRESSOR TECHNOLOGY Instead of the traditional method of using a booster compressor powered by electricity, Air Products South Africa designed a gas thermo-compressor
Gas manufacturer and supplier Air Products South Africa recently designed and implemented a new way of mixing gases, using thermo-compressor technology. As part of ongoing trials, it successfully commissioned a system at ArcelorMittal South Africa’s (AMSA’s)...
Aug 08, 2014
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene was recently asked in Pietermaritzburg to comment on allegations that some municipalities were inflating electricity prices, making it difficult for businesses to operate. He said he was aware that some municipalities, which depended on...
Aug 08, 2014
FALLING BEHIND Several local foundries are still using mains-frequency furnaces, which use 50% more electricity per kilowatt hour per ton than the modern furnaces
Many local foundry operations are lagging behind their Asian, US and European counterparts, owing to a lack of investment in new technologies and operational practices, which foundry industry representative body the South African Institute of Foundrymen (SAIF) CEO...
Aug 07, 2014
TFR CEO Siyabonga Gama
Transnet is hoping to attract R100-billion from private investors to help streamline the transport system and make it more efficient, says Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) CEO Siyabonga Gama. Transnet is investing R312-billion over the next seven years, much of it in...
 
 
 
 
Aug 07, 2014
The regulatory framework for electricity generation in Botswana is set out in the Electricity Supply Act, in terms of which the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources is responsible for the regulation of electricity generation and distribution. The Act...
Aug 07, 2014
State-owned power utility Eskom on Thursday launched its MyEskom mobile app as part of its ongoing effort to improve customer service, transparency and communication. The app, which was available for Android and iOS devices, as well as through a mobile site, provided...
Aug 06, 2014
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has signed a R1.4-billion finance contract with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support the development of the 100 MW !KaXu concentrated solar power (CSP) project, in the Northern Cape. Engineering and technology...
Aug 06, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
In his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) in June, President Jacob Zuma fleetingly highlighted government’s support of a strategy to raise nuclear generation capacity in South Africa (quoting the potential for the addition of over 9 000 MW of nuclear capacity),...
 
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