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Wesbank carports solar panel project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd December 2016 The project involves the replacement of shade-net carports with solar photovoltaic panels at Wesbank and FNB's Fairland campus, in Gauteng. 

Stor-Age declares higher-than-forecast interim dividend

By: Anine Kilian     22nd November 2016 Real estate investment trust (Reit) Stor-Age, which listed on the JSE in November 2015, on Tuesday declared a dividend of 43.04c for the six months to September 30, outperforming the prospectus forecast by more than 6%. The Reit owns and operates a portfolio valued at R1.4-billion and comprising... 

These are SA's 3 worst performing provinces 

By: News24Wire      17th November 2016 The Free State, Mpumalanga and North West provinces failed to improve their audit outcomes over the past three years, according to Auditor General South Africa (AGSA). Auditor general (AG), Kimi Makwetu, shared the past year’s audit results at a press briefing held at Parliament on Wednesday. 

Irregular expenditure jumps 80% in 2015/16 – Auditor-General

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th November 2016 Irregular expenditure by national and provincial departments and public entities has increased to R46.36-billion in 2015/16, an 80% increase from the prior year. Auditor-General (AG) Kimi Makwetu revealed on Wednesday that this was owing to the continued noncompliance with supply chain management... 

Cullinan mine set for increased, lower-cost production as R4bn C-Cut project progresses

By: Ilan Solomons     4th November 2016 Southern Africa-focused miner Petra Diamonds is making good progress on completing the R4-billion C-Cut Phase 1 expansion project, which will initially extend its Cullinan diamond mine’s life span by about 15 years. Development of the 5.7 ha C-Cut will consolidate the areas that the company is... 

Small business needs to focus on digital overhaul

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th October 2016 The rapid rise of technology and the digital revolution are increasingly pushing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to undertake a digital and creative transformation. However, a lack of access to, and knowledge of, information technology (IT) are holding these businesses back, with the... 

Growing appreciation for the economic and environmental contribution of South Africa’s waste pickers 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st October 2016 Waste pickers, or street surfers, have become as ubiquitous a sight across urban South Africa as the minibus taxi and few would argue that they control their home-made carts with just as much dexterity. To many motorists, these informal workers are seen as little more than another hazard on the... 

Growing appreciation for the economic and environmental contribution of South Africa’s waste pickers

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st October 2016 Waste pickers, or street surfers, have become as ubiquitous a sight across urban South Africa as the minibus taxi and few would argue that they control their home-made carts with just as much dexterity. To many motorists these informal workers are seen as little more than another hazard on the... 

Many tech companies expected to be started, incubated at Joburg hub

By: Schalk Burger     14th October 2016 Many new technology companies would be started and incubated  at the digital innovation hub, in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, which would also contribute to the transformation of Johannesburg and Gauteng. The hub – called Tshimologong, which is seTswana for a place of new beginnings – was the... 

RamPiping Systems

     14th October 2016 High-density polyethylene (HDPE) piping fabricator, supplier and installation specialist RamPiping Systems has expanded its focus to include piping solutions from US-based supplier NOV Fiber Glass Systems (NOV FGS). Since being established in 2006, RamPiping’s main focus has been on HDPE, but... 

Babcock delivers plant services for strategic pipeline project

     4th October 2016 Babcock’s commitment to delivering trusted engineering support services to industry saw their plant services division assisting Transnet in successfully completing one of the country’s most ambitious engineering and construction projects to date. Babcock supplied mobile cranes and other... 

Twinsaver new production equipment project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th September 2016 The project aims to install new production equipment at Twinsaver’s operations in Belville and Kliprivier. 

Italtile to expand retail footprint

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th September 2016 With prevailing economic and sociopolitical conditions unlikely to improve in the forthcoming year, JSE-listed ceramic tiles retailer Italtile states that to sustain results at current levels, “opportunities for growth have to be realised within the business”. Further, despite expected growth in... 

Springs Mall project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd September 2016 Construction of the Springs Mall is well under way. 

Multotec Improves Recoveries, Grades And Yields

     30th August 2016 Northam Chrome Producers is realising improved recoveries, better grades and higher yields following the retrofit of Multotec spirals at its recovery plant. The decision to replace the existing spirals with those designed and manufactured by Multotec was taken by this chrome producer following... 

SA population balloons to 55.91m

By: News24Wire      25th August 2016 South Africa’s population is estimated to be 55.91-million of which 51% are female, according to Statistics South Africa’s mid-year calculations. Announcing the figures at a media conference in Pretoria on Thursday, statistician general Pali Lehohla said migration is an important demographic... 

Risk assessment pivotal in fire prevention  

By: Sascha Solomons     19th August 2016 To achieve its aim of preventing business destruction caused by fire, Gauteng-based fire detection and suppression equipment solutions provider ASP Fire says that thorough analyses of businesses’ fire prevention points are needed. “ . . . to mitigate the risks of fire, it is important to complete... 

Slovo pedestrian bridge, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th August 2016 The Johannesburg Roads Agency plans to build a new pedestrian bridge in Slovo Park. 

World Power Products reinvents to set the efficiency benchmark in sheet metal fabrication

     1st August 2016 World Power Products, South Africa’s leading sheet metal fabricator, is a smart and dynamic company that adapts with the times to ensure the sustainable and on-time delivery of world-class products and service solutions. Since its founding in 1963 in the south of Johannesburg by the late Peter... 

Loftus Park mixed-use development project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     29th July 2016 The first phase includes 16 000 m² of offices, 8 400 m² of retail, a 6 700 m² hotel and a 3 500 m² gymnasium. 

Tambo-Springs inland port project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd July 2016 Tambo-Springs is one of three megaterminals being proposed for Gauteng over the next 20 years. 

Broadlink Expands its Micro Wave and Fibre services

     13th July 2016 Telecommunications provider, Broadlink has announced its upgraded network expansion project has begun and already over 40 new high sites are live. This new look network is expanding the capabilities and product performance in new geographic areas with increased capacities. To complement its... 

Tambo-Springs inland port project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th July 2016 A briefing session has been held for potential bidders of the proposed inland Tambo Springs container terminal. 

Steel exporter adapts for changing steel landscape

By: Victor Moolman     1st July 2016 Owing to the global economic downturn, and tough and volatile trading conditions, steel distributor Building System Integration (BSi) Steel has continually adapted and modified its handling of the supply of steel products, to meet the demand in the sub-Saharan African markets. 

Wacker Neuson - “the best, cost-effective equipment” for Catmech

     29th June 2016 Wacker Neuson South Africa, local subsidiary of the global light industrial and compact equipment manuacturing giant, Wacker Neuson GmbH, has supplied more than 35 machines to key customer, Catmech Plant & Services. Initially established in 1990 to repair machines for customers, Catmech developed... 

Accelerate rides out economic pressures, reports 9.1% distribution growth

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th June 2016 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Accelerate Property Fund has delivered 9.1% year-on-year distribution growth to 53.67c a share for the year ended March 31. The strong 2016 financial year-end results achieved by the company also included 24% growth in the value of Accelerate’s... 

Polyethylene terephthalate recycling plant, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     24th June 2016 Mpact has announced a major move into plastics recycling with the unveiling of plans for a state-of-the-art polyethylene terephthalate recycling plant. 

One on Whiteley construction project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     17th June 2016 The project involves the development of the next phase of Melrose Arch, in Gauteng. 

Five firms get R550m in funding under Black Industrialist programme

By: David Oliveira     10th June 2016 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has provided R550-million in finance to five companies that have been approved for participation in the department’s Black Industrialists (BI) programme, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies revealed. Speaking at a media briefing following the... 

Youth unemployment should be declared a state of emergency – Makhura

By: Anine Kilian     8th June 2016 Unemployment among the youth is a ticking time bomb, Gauteng Premier David Makhura said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Gauteng Economic Indaba, in Johannesburg, he noted that the number of young people who were unable to find or engage in productive economic activities was increasing and... 

Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit restoration project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd June 2016 The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit has announced that the first race event on the refurbished, new-look track will be held from October 21 to 23. 

Black industrialists receive R550m funding support 

By: David Oliveira     1st June 2016 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has provided R550-million in finance to five companies that have been approved for participation in the department’s Black Industrialists (BI) programme, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has revealed. Speaking at a media briefing following the... 

Energy Training Foundation secures training facility in Pretoria

     20th May 2016 A memorable milestone for the Energy Training Foundation (EnTF) as 2016 marked the launch of the first training event at the EnTF’s own premises. Early in 2016, the EnTF secured a training facility in Persequor Technopark in Lynnwood, Pretoria where all future Gauteng-based training will be... 

Mall of Africa project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th May 2016 The mall started official trading on April 28. 

Dunnottar train manufacture complex project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     6th May 2016 Civil works on the project have been completed. 

Ford Silverton assembly plant expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     6th May 2016 The project involves the expansion of Ford’s Silverton assembly plant, in Pretoria, to produce the new Ford Everest sport utility vehicle and the Ford Ranger. 

Less than 1% of staff on strike, says SA Post Office

By: African News Agency      5th May 2016 Less than one percent of staff stayed away from work on the first day of a strike by members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), the SA Post Office said on Thursday. CEO Mark Barnes said it was “business as usual” as the first day of the strike had had a minimum impact on operations... 

Leratong City integrated nodal development project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     29th April 2016 The project involves the construction of 15 000 residential units, an intermodal transport hub, a government precinct and a 30 000 m2 regional mall. 

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