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WRS set for global expansion after successful launch in Kurdistan

     2nd October 2014 Altrincham-based WRS plans to open four Global Recruitment ‘hubs’ after opening in Iraq. As part of their global expansion plans, Cheshire-based Worldwide Recruitment Solutions have opened a branch in Erbil, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Based in the UK, WRS is a global recruitment company... 

Dairy exports to emerging markets on the rise – Tetra Pak

By: Schalk Burger     1st October 2014 Changing dairy consumption patterns in developed markets and rising consumption in emerging markets is resulting in increased trade from dairy producing countries to emerging markets, says Swiss food packaging and processing multinational Tetra Pak CEO Dennis Jönsson. Emerging market demand is... 

ICTSI Manila builds capacity

     30th September 2014 Despite a rise of over 40% in cargo movements since the lifting of the Manila truck ban, anticipation of a surge in trade with the sustained robust growth of the Philippine economy, and following approval from the government to develop more yard and road infrastructure, International Container... 

Africa a promising market for transport company

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th September 2014 Africa is quickly becoming one of French transport company Alstom Tranport’s key focus areas, with the company registering a 2.2% growth in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region over the past two years. There has also been an average yearly order value of €8-billion since 2011 in the region.... 

Stable energy source key challenge for aluminium industry

By: Mia Breytenbach     26th September 2014 The availability of stable energy sources at competitive prices remains a core challenge for the South African aluminium industry, says EY Africa mining and metals leader Wickus Botha. “As aluminium smelting processes are significantly energy intensive, these smelters and foundries require a... 

Airbus readies for boom in demand for aircraft over next 20 years

By: Natalie Greve     25th September 2014 Global airline passenger traffic is likely to grow at a rate of 4.7% a year over the next 20 years, driving the need for around 31 400 new passenger and freighter aircraft – worth an estimated $4.6-trillion – by 2033, airline manufacturer Airbus’s Global Market Forecast has revealed. The global... 

Fortinet to Highlight its Solutions to Combat Sophisticated Threats at Gitex 2014

     25th September 2014 Fortinet®  a leader in high-performance network security - will showcase its latest Advanced Threat Protection framework and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack Mitigation Appliances at GITEX Technology Week 2014. "Threats are evolving rapidly; the traditional security systems that are... 

dwp wins ‘Outstanding use of American Hardwood in the Middle East’ award for ‘Emaar Corporate Offices’

     23rd September 2014 Design Worldwide Partnership won the ‘Outstanding use of American Hardwood in the Middle East’ award for Emaar’s new corporate offices at the Commercial Interior Design Awards 2014, which took place on Monday, September 15, 2014 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai. The award was presented by... 

Book Express clinches 2014 Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One

     18th September 2014 Company Annoucement - The Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One, powered by Sage Pastel and Sage VIP, has named Book Express www.bookexpress.co.za  as the Gauteng winner for 2014. Book Express won against strong competition from 30 small businesses that Talk Radio 702 listeners... 

Aussie’s Mobile Pump A Winner

     15th September 2014 A new heavy duty, trolley mounted 4” trash pump has been won Power Equipment Australia’s ‘Hire Product of the Year’.  Called the “Aussie Site Boss” the pump is designed for tough dewatering and water supply applications in the hire, construction, mine and quarry markets.  The new trolley mounted... 

Instilling critical thinking into business leaders

By: Bruce Montiea     12th September 2014 The TopMBA Global 200 Business Schools Report 2013/2014 ranks the University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) Business School (WBS) at number two in the Africa and Middle East region. School head professor Steve Bluen says one of the reasons why the business school manages to place so high in the... 

Thought-leaders to unpack KZN’s infrastructure drive – Dube Trade Port, KZN 15th September 2014.

     11th September 2014 The forum will bring together key stakeholders including the Dube TradePort, the Richards Bay IDZ, Trade and Investment KZN and KZN Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. KwaZulu-Natal is seeking to promote itself as the access point for capital and investment into the broader... 

ABB eyes growth as it shifts gears

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th September 2014 Power and automation group ABB is moving to “shift the centre of gravity” of the corporation to accelerate its already strong global power and automation position to the next level, amid the global change in the electrical value chain and the fourth industrial revolution. Group CEO Ulrich... 

Fortinet hosts ‘Power to Learn’ technology workshops for partners across the GCC region

     8th September 2014 Fortinet® - a leader in high-performance network security, will kick-off its ‘Power to Learn’ pre-sales partner training sessions across the GCC region on September 8th in Dubai. The intensive technology training workshops are held on a quarterly basis across the region and provide partners with... 

African airline signs letter of intent

     5th September 2014 Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace and an African airline and existing Bombardier customer, signed a letter of intent in July to acquire five CSeries airliners. Based on list pricing, the order for five CSeries aircraft is valued at about $365-million. 

Geotech Aviation

     5th September 2014 Geotech Aviation is a division of Geotech Airborne, an airborne geophysical survey company, which provides full service in helicopter and fixed-wing geophysics. It offers high-end technical services in the fields of active and passive electromagnetism, state-of-the-art gravity, high sensitivity... 

WEF initiative assisting African farmers along infrastructure corridors

By: Schalk Burger     5th September 2014 The World Economic Forum New Vision for Agriculture initiative is helping to develop support for small-hold farmers and larger farmers along existing infrastructure corridors in Africa to stimulate efficient agricultural value chains to support growth in local economies. However, creating... 

ExecuJet wins Business Traveller Africa Award

     4th September 2014 ExecuJet has won the ‘Best Private Aviation Operator’ category at the annual Business Traveller Africa Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa. The awards, hosted by Future Group, publisher of ‘Business Traveller Africa’ magazine, reward excellence in local, regional and intercontinental business... 

World Architecture Festival announces shortlist for inaugural ‘Wood Excellence Prize’

     3rd September 2014 The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist of projects for the ‘Wood Excellence Prize’, which makes it debut at this year’s WAF awards programme. Sponsored by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the Wood Excellence Prize is the first of its kind to feature on the... 

Kumba Iron Ore bridges digital divide in township schools with sun’s help

By: Martin Creamer     1st September 2014 Anglo American company Kumba Iron Ore on Monday opened a sun-powered Internet school in Tembisa. The initiative, at Jiyana Secondary School, is the first of four such projects to better education, feed pupils and produce cooking gas from recycled waste. 

BASF opens concrete admixture production facility in Nairobi, Kenya

     1st September 2014 BASF yesterday inaugurated its new production plant for concrete admixtures in Nairobi. The production  site  will  allow  BASF  to  better  meet  the  increasing demand for construction chemicals of customers in Eastern Africa. There, BASF produces standard and custom-made performance admixtures... 

Restructuring places greater emphasis on Africa

By: Ilan Solomons     29th August 2014 Monitoring and control systems provider Yokogawa has restructured its operations to provide greater support for the company’s Africa-based operations over the past year, Yokogawa South Africa and Yokogawa Africa Anglophone Region (AAR) MD Johan Louw tells Engineering News. “We moved from a... 

Turkish battery manufacturer lifts earnings at SA components group

By: Irma Venter     29th August 2014 Component manufacturer Metair has reported a 32% increase in revenue for the six months ended June 30, to R3.23-billion, compared with the same period last year. Operating profit was up 16%, to R319-million. These interim results included the first full-period contribution from Turkish... 

M&R set for ‘new strategic future’

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th August 2014 Murray & Roberts (M&R) has closed the book on its three-year recovery and growth phase and has now turned its focus to a longer-term “new strategic future” of “engineering excellence”. The past three years have seen the international engineering-led contractor return to financial stability – and... 

Murray & Roberts Construction Takes The Lead In Sustainable Construction In Africa

     27th August 2014 Major South African contractors such as Murray & Roberts Construction can play an important role in promoting sustainable construction in Africa. “Obviously the further north into Africa you go, the less energy efficiency comes into play. However, it is still incumbent upon those countries to buy... 

Vast majority of SA’s offshore oil and gas blocks already under licence, application

By: Natalie Greve     27th August 2014 Interest in oil and gas exploration off South Africa’s coast has, in the past four years, accelerated to such an extent that nearly all the country’s offshore exploration blocks are under licence or under application for exploration by independent companies, Petroleum Agency SA geologist Jonathan... 

Telkom appoints new head of communications

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th August 2014 Telecommunications group Telkom on Tuesday appointed Sasol VP for group corporate branding and communication Jacqui O’Sullivan as managing executive for group communication and public relations. Starting on September 15, O’Sullivan would be “instrumental” in guiding how Telkom communicated with... 

SNC-Lavalin completes C$2.1bn Kentz buy out

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd August 2014 TSX-listed SNC-Lavalin has completed its C$2.1-billion buy out of global oil and gas services company Kentz Corporation, with the latter’s integration into the engineering and construction firm under way. SNC-Lavalin aimed to transform its oil and gas division into a 20 000-employee-strong group... 

Turkish delight offsets African headache for Metair

By: Irma Venter     18th August 2014 Component manufacturer Metair on Monday reported a 32% increase in revenue for the six months ended June 30, to R3.23-billion, compared with the same period last year. Operating profit was up 16%, to R319-million. These interim results included the first full-period contribution from Turkish... 

Ghana seeks to be aviation hub & urges African air connectivity

By: Keith Campbell     18th August 2014 Ghana is to make use of public–private partnerships (PPPs) to develop its aviation infrastructure and create a national carrier. The country aimed to make itself a viable aviation hub for West Africa and beyond. This was made clear by Ghanaian Transport Minister Dzifa Ativor at the International... 

Defence group Denel has become outward-looking business

By: Keith Campbell     15th August 2014 The Denel Group, South Africa's State-owned defence company, has announced a stronger-than-ever order book. "Denel's order book of R32-billion is the strongest the company has had in its history," reported group CEO Riaz Saloojee on Friday. "These are contracts that will be executed in the next... 

Murray & Roberts renames operating platforms, subsidiaries

By: Leandi Kolver     15th August 2014 Engineering firm Murray & Roberts has renamed four of its operating platforms to more accurately describe the target market sectors in which the group operated, group CEO Henry Laas said in a statement on Friday. The Murray & Roberts Construction Africa and Middle East platform has been renamed... 

Metair signs R1.4bn refinancing deal

By: Leandi Kolver     15th August 2014 South African automotive components manufacturer Metair Investments has successfully signed legal agreements for R1.4-billion in preference shares for the refinancing of facilities extended by Absa Bank to support the acquisition of Turkish battery manufacturer Mutlu Akü, the company announced on... 

Aurecon appoints new CEO

     14th August 2014 Global engineering and technical services company Aurecon today announced the appointment of Giam Swiegers as its new Chief Executive Officer effective 1 February 2015. He will be based in the company’s Sydney office.  Aurecon Chairman, Teddy Daka, said, “After an extensive global search for a... 

SA-based pharmaceutical facility servicing 1m HIV, TB patients a year 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th August 2014 Bucking a global trend that has seen a number of pharmaceutical firms withdrawing their manufacturing capabilities from emerging countries, Sanofi has committed to maintaining its production facilities in these markets, citing a recent 3-million Euro investment to expand the manufacturing... 

Advanced engineering software group opens South African office

By: Anine Kilian     8th August 2014 US-based engineering company Altair celebrated the acquisition of electromagnetic field analysis and antenna design company EM Software & Systems (EMSS) at a launch that took place in Centurion, Gauteng, last month. EMMS designs the commercial code FEKO electromagnetic field analysis software.... 

Global infrastructure spend to hit $9-trillion by 2025 – report

By: Natalie Greve     7th August 2014 Global capital project and infrastructure spending is expected to grow to more than $9-trillion a year by 2025, up from $4-trillion in 2012, with nearly $78-trillion likely to be spent on capital projects and infrastructure globally between now and 2025, a new report by professional services firm... 

MTN eyes 3G in Iran, SA operations fall flat 

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th August 2014 Telecommunications giant MTN aimed to roll out third-generation (3G) technologies across Iran, despite the millions of dollars the mobile operator was unable to unlock from its largest Middle East market. MTN’s Iranian joint venture partner Irancell Telecommunications last week successfully... 

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