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Rehabilitation work begins to prepare Highveld structural mill for restart

By: Terence Creamer     Updated 5 hours ago Rehabilitation work at Highveld Steel’s heavy structural mill, located at the mothballed steel plant’s expansive site in Mpumalanga, is under way to prepare the facility for recommissioning, following the conclusion of a supply and marketing deal with ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) in... 

Imperial Logistics establishes new business in Ghana

By: Anine Kilian     20th January 2017 Supply chain and logistics company Imperial Logistics has partnered with Ghanaian conglomerate LMI Holdings to form a new business Imperial LMI Logistics to provide logistics services in Ghana and the rest of West Africa.   “The vision of Imperial LMI is to be an integrated, end-to-end supply... 

Awards boost drivercentric approach to managing truck drivers

By: Schalk Burger     20th January 2017 Commercial vehicle insurance firm Regent’s Highway Heroes campaign recognises the skill required to safely and efficiently handle a freight vehicle on South Africa’s and Southern Africa’s testing roads, and has demonstrated the benefits of driver-centric initiatives to improve awareness and safe... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th January 2017 A a significant milestone has been celebrated at the Port of Durban, with the Maydon Wharf precinct having serviced Bright Sky, the first vessel to use the common-user Berth 14 after its reconstruction. 

Dutch Windwheel project, the Netherlands

By: Sheila Barradas     20th January 2017 The Dutch Windwheel will be a 174 m iconic building and will comprise two three-dimensional rings, with a light and open steel and glass construction. 

S African manufacturer of steel tube and pipes commissions new mill

By: Victor Moolman     20th January 2017 The new capital expenditure (capex) project to replace two older mills with one new mill at steel tube and pipe manufacturer Robor’s plant, in Elandsfontein, in Johannesburg, will be concluded in early 2017 with the installation of a fully automated mill capable of producing 60 000 t/y of pipe at... 

Tooling capabilities open up new prospects for SA auto-parts firm

By: David Oliveira     20th January 2017 Cable management solutions provider HellermannTyton South Africa’s 2014 acquisition of PVS Engineering has significantly improved the company’s tooling manufacturing capabilities and placed the company in a strong position within the group internationally. HellermannTyton South Africa network... 

New Sensors For Roller Conveyors – Making Logistics Smart

     19th January 2017 ASSTech offers a new range of Wenglor sensors for roller conveyor systems that offer everything required for modern warehousing and transport technology. Mountable underneath the transport level of raceway conveyors, these intelligent, multitalented sensors not only set new standards in... 

Portia Derby joins Aurecon, advances company’s transformation efforts

By: Ilan Solomons     19th January 2017 Employee-owned consulting engineering company Aurecon is moving its transformation process up a gear with the appointment of Portia Derby to the position of Gauteng senior regional director. She is the first black woman appointed to a senior management position involved in the operations of the... 

Staff Incentives – Critical Errors To Avoid In 2017

     19th January 2017 It’s a new year and organisations across the globe are asking the same question. How can we better incentivise our staff? For many, 2016 was a difficult year. A good success strategy for 2017 would not be completed without guidelines on motivating staff to perform better, be happier in the... 

Dangote, China's Sinotruck set up $100m truck plant in Nigeria

By: Reuters     18th January 2017 Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote has partnered with China's heavy duty truck group Sinotruck to set up a $100-million plant to assemble trucks and cars in Nigeria for local use and export, the executive director of Dangote group said. The joint venture, which is 65% owned by Dangote and 35% by... 

From farm to fork – Africa’s top F&B show gets a makeover

     18th January 2017 Africa’s Big 7, the continent’s leading event for the food & beverage industry runs from June 25 to 27 in South Africa attracting senior buyers from across the sector Africa’s premier food and beverage show has been rebranded and has relaunched this year to meet the needs of a changing market. 

Finland considering updated South African missiles for fleet modernisation

By: Keith Campbell     16th January 2017 Last week a senior officer of the Finnish Navy indicated that his service was interested in acquiring an improved version of the South African Umkhonto naval surface-to-air missile (SAM). Commodore (Cdre) Veli-Pekka Heinonen, was talking to the journal “IHS Jane’s Navy International”. Cdre... 

Right-First-Time Construction

     16th January 2017 The competitive construction market demands quality results – first time around – to keep clients happy and business profitable. Gauteng-based contractor Probuild has its own proprietary quality management software to make sure this happens. It is busy applying this technology and approach on the... 

Tiger Brands appoints new grains business executive

By: Natasha Odendaal     13th January 2017 JSE-listed Tiger Brands has appointed former GWK Group CEO Pieter Spies as its business executive for grains, effective February 1. Spies has worked in sales, logistics, commercial and general management for a number of local and international companies, including Cadbury, Coca-Cola, Diageo and... 

From farm to fork – Africa’s top F&B show gets a makeover

     12th January 2017 Africa’s Big 7, the continent’s leading event for the food & beverage industry runs from June 25 to 27 in South Africa attracting senior buyers from across the sector Africa’s premier food and beverage show has been rebranded and has relaunched this year to meet the needs of a changing market. 

Equites sells Cape Town office block for R50.82m

By: Anine Kilian     12th January 2017 Property development company Equites Property Fund has sold its D’Urban Square office building, in Bellville, Cape Town, to private property investment company Gamlan Investments for R50.82-million. The disposal forms part of Equites’ strategy to sell its office assets and focus on logistics... 

Imperial Logistics acquires 55% stake in Free State bus company

By: Anine Kilian     12th January 2017 Logistics and supply chain management specialist Imperial Logistics has acquired a 55% stake in transport company Interstate Bus Lines. “We have been seeking to expand the group’s presence in the general transportation industry in South Africa and identified a passenger bus service as a fit with... 

KwaZulu-Natal to get another retail, logistics park

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     10th January 2017 A multimillion-rand logistics and retail park being developed by M&F Giuricich Developments and Fortress Property Fund, in KwaZulu-Natal, will be built this year. The logistics park, located between the King Shaka International Airport and Durban, will form part of the N2 Business Estate, located... 

Next four years critical to meeting Paris agreement targets

     10th January 2017 New report provides concrete recommendations for cities to meet aggressive goals and halt climate change On 1 December 2016 in Mexico City, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and consultants Arup outlined the first emission reduction plan in order to meet the most ambitious Paris... 

Ethiopia aims to offer foreigners stakes in some State firms

By: Reuters     10th January 2017 Ethiopia aims to offer foreign firms stakes in some State-owned companies to help modernise the businesses, the prime minister said on Monday in a shift from stressing State investment to drive growth. The move would include offering a stake in State-owned Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics... 

LME warehouse rents rises to slow in 2017/18

By: Reuters     31st December 2016 Warehouse firms in the London Metal Exchange's network of more than 600 warehouses in 37 locations have announced significantly lower rent rises for the year starting in April, the exchange said in a release on Friday. The LME said this year it would freeze the maximum rate for five years to curb... 

TSX notches small gain as materials stocks rise

By: Reuters     23rd December 2016 Canada's main stock index edged higher in morning trade on Friday as materials stocks led a broad but shallow rally and some heavyweight financial shares slipped. At 10:07 am ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 23.84 points, or 0.16%, at 15 359.07. It is on track for... 

Gorgon liquefied natural gas project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     15th December 2016 The Gorgon liquefied natural gas project has started domestic gas supplies to the Western Australian market. 

Things beginning to look up for Brazilian miner in Mozambique

By: Keith Campbell     15th December 2016 In a recent presentation to the New York Stock Exchange, Brazilian major mining group Vale reported on progress at its Mozambican operations. These comprise the Moatize coal mine and the Nacala Logistics Corridor. Moatize is primarily a metallurgical, or coking, coal mine while the Nacala... 

Sibanye Gold’s tailings project launch likely 'in next six months'  

By: Martin Creamer     14th December 2016 Sibanye Gold will probably launch its West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) in the next six months. The WRTRP, which aims to recover 11-million ounces of gold, 170-million pounds of uranium, as well as sulphuric acid from 1.3-billion tonnes of tailings, offers 35 years of mine life, 5... 

AMCU blasts Zuma over Marikana plan

By: African News Agency      13th December 2016 The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) president, Joseph Mathunjwa, on Tuesday blasted President Jacob Zuma for announcing the implementation of Farlam Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations without consulting affected families and Lonmin mine workers. Mathunjwa said in... 

Technicrete ISG Paves The Way

     12th December 2016 Technicrete ISG is renowned for the supply of the most comprehensive range of quality pre-cast concrete products for the building, construction and mining sectors in South Africa. It has become one of the country’s iconic brands which contractors have used for many different applications... 

Iron Hill gets enviro nod

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     9th December 2016 The Western Australian Environment Minister has approved ASX-listed Mount Gibson’s Iron Hill project. “We welcome this important environmental approval of the Iron Hill mine, which takes us one step closer to commencing mine development in early 2017,” Mount Gibson CEO Jim Beyer said on Friday. 

Network performance seen as key digital transformation platform

By: Schalk Burger     9th December 2016 The ability to manage a hybrid business network effectively, ensure that all the applications and processes have the correct connectivity and control all the policies and permissions from a single platform is necessary for the digital transformation of businesses, says application performance... 

Nitrogen/phosphorous and potassium fertiliser plant project, India

By: Sheila Barradas     9th December 2016 The project involves the construction of a large-scale greenfield fertiliser plant. 

Molex Partners to Manufacture High Quality SoftBattery for Solutions Leveraging the IoT Printable, thin, flexible, eco-friendly power source designed by Enfucell

     8th December 2016 Strengthening an expanding portfolio of printed electronics solutions, Molex has signed a worldwide license agreement to manufacture Enfucell SoftBattery® power sources. With over a decade developing the patented technology, Enfucell has been a forerunner in printable battery design for the needs... 

Glencore's Rosneft deal wins analyst thumbs-up

By: Martin Creamer     8th December 2016 The share price of diversified mining and marketing company Glencore rose in Johannesburg on the news that the company is in final-stage negotiations to buy 19.5% of Russia’s privatised oil company Rosneft for $11-billion together with the Qatar Investment Authority, which is Glencore’s largest... 

Prioritizing renewable energy and energy efficiency to accelerate growth in Africa

     7th December 2016 ABB supported a number of pledges signed by world leaders at COP21 in Paris, including a commitment to scale up renewable energy and help emerging economies transition their markets for energy efficient products. At COP22, ABB showed how this commitment translates into solutions and services that... 

SASSDA Facilitates Cross Border Initiatives With Leading Kenyan Stainless Steel Fabricator

     5th December 2016 A sassda facilitated visit by one of its members, Kenyan-based stainless steel fabricator Desbro Engineering to a number of South African counterparts has resulted in a training partnership between the South African Institute of Welding as part of a joint initiative to boost the skills base... 

TFR opens steel hub to encourage rail transport 

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th December 2016 Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), in conjunction with ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), Barloworld and Grindrod Logistics, have launched a ‘steel hub’ at TFR’s Elandsfontein yard to migrate steel volumes that are being transported by road back onto rail. Two years after first deliberations, last week... 

R300m empowerment project launched in citrus industry

By: Anine Kilian     2nd December 2016 The launch of a R300-million black economic empowerment project in the citrus-rich Sundays River valley, in the Eastern Cape, could have significant ramifications for the roll-out of similar empowerment deals around the country which, until now, have experienced very limited success, according to... 

Botswana, Namibia expand scope of Trans-Kalahari railway project

By: African News Agency      2nd December 2016 The government of Botswana and Namibia have expanded the scope of the Trans-Kalahari Railway Line project from being a dedicated coal export route to a multisectoral project designed to unlock the potential of other economic sectors along the corridor. Addressing parliament in Gaborone on... 

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