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Exclusive range of unbalanced motors for Africa launched

By: Mia Breytenbach     22nd May 2015 Specialist vibrating-equipment supplier Joest South Africa launched an exclusive range of unbalanced motors, specifically for use in Africa’s harsh operating conditions, in March. The range has been developed in partnership with an established Europe-based vibrating-motor manufacturer, which has... 

NHBRC to open training workshop, academy 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2015 The National Home Builders Registration Council recently invited Engineering News to its training centre and the Eric Molobi Housing Innovation Hub in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria to discuss the training and major projects currently underway. Sashnee Moodley has the story.  

Trucks group opens Gauteng parts distribution centre

By: Irma Venter     10th April 2015 The Volvo Group South Africa (SA) has officially opened its new regional parts distribution centre (RDC) in Ekurhuleni. The R60-million facility houses parts for all the members of the local Volvo Group, namely Volvo Bus, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Penta, Renault Trucks and... 

Automation the key theme at warehousing conference

By: Sashnee Moodley     3rd April 2015 Automation in warehousing was the key focus at logistics software provider Dovetail’s 2015 warehousing conference, held in Johannesburg last month.  

Infrastructure budget could spur investment in capital equipment

By: Mia Breytenbach     2nd April 2015 After a steady decline in construction jobs since the boom in 2010, the South African construction industry has welcomed Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s announcement in the 2014 medium term Budget speech that the country is set to spend R847-billion on new and upgraded infrastructure over the... 

Several miners appoint new senior executives

By: Henry Lazenby     26th March 2015 Thursday saw a slew of new senior executive appointments by several Canadian mining companies. West Africa-focused True Gold said it had appointed Christian Milau its new president and CEO, effective from April 27. The company, which was currently focused on developing the temporarily suspended... 

Volvo Group SA opens R60m regional distribution centre

By: Irma Venter     24th March 2015 The Volvo Group South Africa (SA) has officially opened its new regional parts distribution centre (RDC) in Ekurhuleni. The R60-million facility houses parts for all the members of the local Volvo Group, namely Volvo Bus, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Penta, Renault Trucks and... 

Chemicals personnel undergo skills training

By: Dylan Slater     20th March 2015 Chemicals production staff from chemicals company a.b.e. Construction Chemicals recently underwent a 12-month training programme, provided by the Institute for Quality Education Training and Development, to further their skills sets, the company tells Engineering News. 

Frans Pienaar

By: Zandile Mavuso     20th March 2015 Main Activity of the Company: Construction in sub-Saharan Africa Date and Place of Birth: October 8, 1964, Middelburg, Cape 

VWSA expects new offering to close a key market-segment gap 

By: Irma Venter     20th March 2015 Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) is positive its new entry-level vehicle, the Up, will not cannabalise sales of the locally manufactured, budget Polo Vivo, says VWSA sales and marketing director Petra Hoffmann. She says the three-door Up is “significantly different” from the five-door Vivo. 

Hennie Heymans

     6th March 2015 Main Activity of the Company: International express shipping Date and Place of Birth: Newcastle, August 27, 1967 

Auto group wins energy efficiency award

By: Sashnee Moodley     27th February 2015 Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has won its second consecutive Energy Company of the Year award, presented by the Southern Africa Association for Energy Efficiency, for its efforts in energy efficiency. 

Health provider uses quality-management tool to boost customer service

By: Sashnee Moodley     27th February 2015 Private health insurance administrator Discovery Health has reduced its call centre defects five-fold following the implementation of the Lean Sigma Six (LSS) and Defects per Million Opportunities (DPMO) methods introduced by global strategic management consultants BMGI.  

Kefi appoints MD for Ethiopia subsidiary

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th February 2015 Aim-listed Kefi Minerals has appointed Wayne Nicoletto as head of operations of the company and MD of subsidiary Kefi Minerals Ethiopia. His appointment was effective immediately. 

Smith Power says care and caution top priority in generator purchase

     25th February 2015 Fly-by-night generator dealers are doing harm to consumers and the generator industry as a whole. This is the opinion of Tom Bloom, GM of Smith Power Equipment’s Power Products division, distributors of the well-known Kipor brand of generators. “At this time in South Africa when there is an... 

VWSA intensifies market onslaught; expects flat market, production in 2015

By: Irma Venter     18th February 2015 Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) is positive its new entry-level vehicle, the Up, will not cannabalise sales of the locally manufactured, budget Polo Vivo, says VWSA sales and marketing director Petra Hoffmann. She says the three-door Up is “significantly different” from the five-door Vivo. 

Nick Faasen

     13th February 2015 Main Activity of the Company: Negotiating and managing collective agreements in the civil engineering industry, as well as preventing and resolving labour disputes and administering various social security funds Date and Place of Birth: January 8, 1955, Johannesburg Education: T III (technical... 

Renewable power a major energy growth source

By: Jonathan Rodin     12th December 2014 According to autonomous organisation the International Energy Agency (IEA), gas and renewable power are expected to be the major sources of energy growth on the African continent in the coming years.  More than 620-million people, or two-thirds of the continent’s population, in sub-Saharan Africa... 

SacOil name Sasol’s Matroos new CFO

By: Natalie Greve     11th December 2014 Independent upstream oil & gas company SacOil has appointed Sasol corporate finance VP Damian Matroos company CFO with effect from February 1, 2015, replacing acting FD Tariro Mudzimuirema, who would return to the position of FM on the same date.  Matroos holds a BCom Accounting degree and... 

Kenmare appoints new COO

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd December 2014 Mozambique-focused mineral sands producer Kenmare Resources has appointed Richards Bay Minerals mining GM Ben Baxter as its COO as from January. He would succeed Jacob Deysel, who was stepping down at the end of this year to pursue other opportunities. 

R100 000 invested into Nelson Mandela Bay

     24th October 2014 Through Sasol Oil, chemical and energy company Sasol’s fuels marketing and sales business, R100 000 will be invested in the Nelson Mandela Bay and George areas. This will be implemented through the company’s Friendly Neighbour initiative that will see Sasol’s retail outlets in the area take an... 

Hyundai heavy-duty truck range may be introduced onto SA market

By: Irma Venter     10th October 2014 Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) is evaluating the viability of introducing the heavy-duty Hyundai Xcient truck range into South Africa, says HASA commercial vehicles director Wade Griffin. The market study should be completed towards the end of the year, he adds. 

Nuclear industry remains dormant

By: Jonathan Rodin     3rd October 2014 The South African nuclear energy industry is currently dormant, but has the potential to “kick back into life” with adequate long-term planning and preparation, says engineering consulting firm GIBB power and energy GM Paul Fitzsimons. South Africa has one nuclear power station – State-owned... 

Hyundai SA mulls introduction of heavy-duty Xcient trucks

By: Irma Venter     16th September 2014 Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) is evaluating the viability of introducing the heavy-duty Hyundai Xcient truck range into South Africa, says HASA commercial vehicles director Wade Griffin. The market study should be completed towards the end of the year, he adds. “The rand:dollar exchange... 

Fabrication company achieves accreditation

     12th September 2014 Local fabrication company ND Engineering, which has extensive experience in the manufacture of equipment for industrial processes using a variety of standard and exotic grades of materials, achieved ISO 3834:2005 compliance for the quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials... 

Sugar producer and SAIW team up in Moz

     12th September 2014 Agricultural and agroprocessing group Tongaat Hulett’s Mozambique-based sugar mill and sugar cane estates’ subsidiary Acucareira de Moçambique (Mafambisse) ran a nonprofit technical organisation the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) training course for its staff at the company’s... 

Smart attendance device monitors personnel in remote regions

     5th September 2014 A time and attendance monitoring system that works with satellite communications can assist in the monitoring of staff in remote locations, such as those on sea-based oil rigs, according to workforce management and business process outsourcing company Adcorp Operations Shared Services. 

Palabora awaits shareholder nod for R9.3bn mine expansion project

By: Natalie Greve     28th August 2014 A R9.3-billion block-cave mine development project at refined copper producer Palabora Copper’s mine, in Limpopo, is currently awaiting shareholder approval and is expected to increase the mine life by another 20 years to 2033, the company said on Thursday. A bankable feasibility study on the... 

Transnet appoints new group executives

By: Leandi Kolver     15th August 2014 South African State-owned freight logistics group Transnet on Friday announced that it had strengthened its management team through the appointment of three new group executives. Current Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) COO Herbert Msagala was appointed Transnet Capital Projects (TCP)... 

Strong support for more gas in SA’s energy mix, but constraints linger 

By: Sashnee Moodley     11th July 2014 Government’s Gas Utilisation Master Plan (Gump), Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) underline that gas is not only a substitutable alternative to coal, but could also evolve to become a substantial part of South Africa’s energy mix. Gas is flexible and can complement... 

Strong support for more gas in SA’s energy mix, but constraints linger 

By: Sashnee Moodley     11th July 2014 Government’s Gas Utilisation Master Plan (Gump), Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) underline that gas is not only a substitutable alternative to coal but a definitive and substantial part of South Africa’s energy mix. 

REIPPPP reduces cost of renewable-energy technologies

By: Pimani Baloyi     27th June 2014 Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has been extremely successful in reducing the cost of solar, wind and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies, says State-owned power utility Eskom renewables senior GM Ayanda Nakedi. Nakedi tells... 

SA prepayment meter specialist poised to intensify assault on African market

By: Terence Creamer     27th June 2014 South African prepayment electricity meter specialist Conlog has signalled its intention to aggressively accelerate its African and international expansion strategy in a bid to build on its already impressive installed base of eight-million units, which have been deployed across South Africa and... 

Institute urges companies to be EN 15085-certified

     13th June 2014 State-owned freight and logistics group Transnet and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) have stipulated that local fabricators must comply with the European Standard (EN) 15085 for the construction, manufacturing and testing of welded rail vehicles and components to be eligible as... 

Conlog poised to intensify assault on burgeoning African prepayment market 

By: Terence Creamer     11th June 2014 South African prepayment electricity meter specialist Conlog has signalled its intention to aggressively accelerate its African and international expansion strategy in a bid to build on its already impressive installed base of eight-million units, which have been deployed across South Africa and... 

Poseidon starts Mt Windarra refurbishing

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     6th June 2014 Nickel miner Poseidon Nickel has restarted refurbishment activities at its Mt Windarra mine, in Western Australia, ahead of inking a possible toll treatment agreement. Earlier this year, Poseidon revealed that it was investigating options for toll treatment for its Mt Windarra ore, which could... 

$9m earmarked for water works in Malawi city

By: Marcel Chimwala     23rd May 2014 Malawi’s Lilongwe Water Board has set aside $9-million for water works that will include the construction of reservoir tanks and dams. GM Gabriel Gonani says the water board has accessed the funds for the project, aimed at improving water supply and sanitation services in the city, from the World... 

Pinnacle appoints new head for AxizWorkgroup

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st May 2014 Information and communications technology group Pinnacle Holdings has appointed AxizWorkgroup CEO Henry Ferreira as executive director and head of distribution. Pierre Spies would take the lead role at Pinnacle subsidiary AxizWorkgroup, replacing, and reporting to, Ferreira. Spies had held the... 

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