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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 05, 2015
Unions on Wednesday rejected South African Local Government Association's (Salga) three-year wage increase proposal during the first round of negotiations for municipal workers. The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union (Imatu) and Congress of South African...
Mar 04, 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 03, 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 WNU One-Day Course at the University of Pretoria on Monday. "Nuclear decisions are...
Mar 02, 2015
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel
The Department of Economic Development, together with Spanish solar company Abengoa and the Industrial Development Corporation on Monday launched a 100 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) park, about 60 km outside Pofadder, in the Northern Cape. Speaking to journalists...
Mar 02, 2015
Mar 02, 2015
State-owned electricity utility Eskom announced that first power was produced at 11:03 on Monday March 2, 2015, from Medupi Unit 6, marking a major milestone for the coal-fired power station project, which has been plagued by delays and cost overruns associated with...
Mar 02, 2015
Skyjacks Tailifts and Ratcliff Tailifts have announced that they have entered into a joint venture as at 1 March 2015 that will effectively combine 60 years of tailift knowledge, R&D and manufacture, benefitting the clients of both operations with access to top...
Mar 01, 2015
The potential for broad-based development driven by mineral resources as well as upstream oil and gas remains largely untapped in African countries, but the quest for solutions to make mineral and petroleum resources an engine for growth and development have been a...
Feb 27, 2015
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Feb 27, 2015
An update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – first window projects.
Feb 27, 2015
Mining company Sibanye Gold is turning methane gas – a toxic waste – into an additional 2 MW of electricity at its Beatrix gold mine, in the Free State. This is completely free electricity from methane gas that has been captured and brought to surface from depths of...
Feb 25, 2015
Prioritising spending on “economic” infrastructure such as roads and transport, electricity, and water and sanitation, the 2015 National Budget has earmarked R274-billion of the public kitty for the construction, maintenance, repair and upgrade of public-sector...
Feb 23, 2015
Venkat (right) and Martin Creamer
Gold major AngloGold Ashanti said on Monday that the idea of the company building its own power stations to provide electricity to its South African gold mines did not pass economic muster and was thus not at the top of its current priority list. At a media...
Feb 23, 2015
The risk of blackouts is medium to high on Monday, power utility Eskom said. "Should anything unexpected happen on the generation side we may need to go into load shedding," its media desk said.
Feb 23, 2015
Plans for a hydro-electric power plant between Zambia and Zimbabwe have been expanded to 2 400 MW from 1 600 MW, an industry official said on Sunday. A recent study showed that the Batoka Gorge power plant would produce more electricity than previously envisaged,...
Feb 20, 2015
In a world where the economic outlook is uncertain and opinions diverge at best, the overarching trend of divergent lifestyles around the world is providing fuel for a new generation of critical-thinking miners who have undergone a paradigm shift in approaching the...
Feb 20, 2015
Experts have suggested that government deploy an independent task team that will consider alternative energy-saving methods, such as switching to daylight saving in South Africa, to mitigate the disruption caused by the current load-shedding system implemented by...
Feb 20, 2015
PROVEN TECHNOLOGY Bulk hydrogen storage and handling is common in many industries, including the oil and gas industry, and can be applied to develop hydrogen infrastructure
Research regarding the use of South Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs) in fuel cells and water electrolysis will enable electrification of remote communities and the use of hydrogen as a primary energy carrier in future. Hydrocarbons, mostly petroleum distillates...
Feb 20, 2015
BREAKING RECORDS South African vehicle sales broke all records for the month of December in 2014, with 51 462 vehicles sold
South African vehicle sales broke all records for the month of December in 2014, with 51 462 vehicles sold. Previously, the highest sales record for the month of December was in 2006, when 49 283 vehicles were sold, says advisory firm KPMG industrial, automotive and...
 
 
 
 
Feb 19, 2015
Feb 19, 2015
Global Electricity Initiative executive chairperson Philippe Joubert
Executive chairperson of the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI) Philippe Joubert says energy utilities globally, together with the business community more generally, have come to terms with the science of climate change, particularly as extreme weather events begin...
Feb 19, 2015
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $144.9-million African Development Fund loan to support the development of the Kenya–Tanzania Power Interconnection project. The interconnection project would entail the construction of about 508 km of transmission...
Feb 19, 2015
Africa had the potential to be one of the biggest providers of energy in the world, but was still seen as a “good for nothing” continent, particularly with regard to US investment, World Energy Council (WEC) Africa vice-chairperson Bonang Mohale said on Wednesday....
Feb 18, 2015
Since partnering with US water technology firm Zoeller in 2010, Stellenbosch-based company Maskam Water has sold and installed some R10-million worth of water treatment plants and pumps in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and Nigeria. Moreover, the company...
Feb 17, 2015
Enel Green Power (EGP) country manager for South Africa Lamberto Dai Pra has described government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) as a case study for the industry, which is capturing the attention of other countries....
Feb 17, 2015
South Africa’s escalating electricity tariffs, energy insecurity and the “risk of widespread blackouts” are among the main factors restraining growth in the economy, Isaac Matshego, economist at Nedbank told members of Master Builders Association North at its recent...
Feb 17, 2015
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. This was according to World Energy...
Feb 17, 2015
Data centres have for years been known to be excessive consumers of power, consuming up to 3% of all global electricity production, and roughly ten times more per square metre than the average office. Previously, energy efficiency wouldn’t necessarily be at the top...
Feb 16, 2015
President Jacob Zuma revealed in his State of the Nation Address last week that a number of municipalities would continue to benefit from government’s electrification programmes, pointing out that 3.4-million households still did not have access to electricity.
 
 
 
 
Feb 13, 2015
The World Bank has set aside more than $1-billion in risk financing to back the use of flared gas from oil fields across Africa to generate power, a senior official said on Friday. About two thirds of people do not have electricity in sub-Saharan Africa and the...
Feb 13, 2015
Ideas can be submitted until June 2, 2015 – Winners will be awarded with €100,000 Competition is an important part of the co-creation program BASF has initiated in its anniversary year The best concepts have the chance to become a collaborative research project with...
Feb 13, 2015
There is a low risk of load shedding being implemented over the weekend due to generators performing at their optimum, Eskom said on Friday. "Our projection shows that we will not have to implement load shedding over the weekend," spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said.
Feb 13, 2015
The establishment of a customs control area (CCA), or free port, within the newly designated Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ) is being held up as a major drawcard for potential oil and gas services investors into the 330 ha site, situated alongside...
Feb 13, 2015
The project involves the turnkey construction of a 50 MW onshore wind farm.
Feb 13, 2015
CONTINUED CONTRIBUTION Local tyre manufacturers contribute close to R20-billion to the South African economy each year and provide direct jobs to at least 6 500 people
While tyre exports have assisted South Africa in maintaining its tyre factories’ production levels over the past ten years, the industry’s production levels are well below the maximum 18-million tyres a year that the factories are capable of producing, notes industry...
Feb 12, 2015
Although the power supply system is constrained, there is a low risk of rolling power cuts, Eskom said on Thursday. "The risk of load shedding is expected to be low to medium," spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said in a statement.
Feb 11, 2015
The Australian resources sector has welcomed the South Australian government’s decision to appoint a Royal Commission to consider the state’s nuclear energy potential. Premier Jay Weatherill appointed former South Australian Governor Kevin Scarce to lead the...
Feb 11, 2015
With power outages now a daily reality in South Africa and expected to last for the next three years, business and individuals are taking matters into their own hands. Africa's most advanced economy is experiencing its worst electricity crisis since 2008 with State...
Feb 09, 2015
HSBC Securities has cut its growth outlook for South Africa for 2015 and 2016 as a result of the country’s “deepening and prolonged energy crisis”, lowering its gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for this year to 1.6%, from 2% previously, and to 1.9% next...
 
 
 
 
Feb 09, 2015
A World Bank report released at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Monday has called on mining companies to work more closely with electricity utilities in sub-Saharan Africa to meet their growing energy demands. The report finds that the mining sector’s demand for...
Feb 09, 2015
As darkness falls, Dora Mjungu and her two brothers cram themselves around the faint flame of a kerosene lamp, struggling to finish their homework before their mother blows out the lamp to save the fuel cost. "I don't dare to go to bed before getting it done. If I...
Feb 09, 2015
Kenya and Tanzania have invited bids for a consultant to oversee the construction of a high-voltage power line connecting the two nations, part of efforts to meet growing demand for electricity and deepen integration of their economies. The two countries will build...
Feb 09, 2015
Engen Petroleum, South Africa's leading fuel company, has signalled its commitment to sustainable energy sources with a pilot solar power installation at the Engen All Africa Convenience Centre, Alexandra in Gauteng. The implementation of a solar photovoltaic (PV)...
Feb 06, 2015
Hammanskraal Training Centre: SAPS: Gauteng: repairs and maintenance of road surface and electricity, South Africa PT15/003 Tel (012) 003 1591 CD March 3, 2015.
 
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