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Why invest in South Africa?

By: Riaan de Lange     29th April 2016 Have you ever wondered why anyone would want to invest in South Africa? The economic reasoning for such a decision, that is. In recent weeks, I have been asking myself this question with increased regularity.  On April 13, I decided to employ Google to see the results it delivers for ‘Why invest... 

GEA Presents the NiSoX-Valve: A New Concept in Homogenizing Valve

     14th April 2016 Solid experience and extensive engineering skills have enabled GEA to develop a new homogenizing valve that represents a watershed in high pressure homogenization technology. For manufacturers looking to achieve a high quality homogenizing action, producing uniform particles of the required size,... 

Beverage manufacturer opens first restaurant

     11th March 2016 Beverage manufacturer Pepsi announced in January that it plans to launch Kola House, the first experimental cola bar, restaurant, lounge, and event space to open in the US market. This hospitality venture is set to open its doors this month, with its flagship location in New York City’s... 

Vehicle collision detection app wins SA start-up competition

By: Schalk Burger     11th March 2016 The CrashDetech smartphone application (app) has won the South African stage of the global social entrepreneurship competition, which detects a collision and sends the precise location and patient information to emergency response services. The app runs as a background process on smart devices... 

Permasteelisa Supports Foster & Partners In The Exhibition “Architecture, Urbanism, Innovation” In Tokyo

     19th January 2016 The exhibition will be open at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo until 14th February 2016, with a showcase of more than 50 projects completed by the architecture firm over the years. The large-scale exhibition “Architecture, Urbanism, Innovation”, currently running in Japan at the Mori Art Museum in... 

Arianne Phosphate stock jumps after Quebec govt approves Lac à Paul project

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd December 2015 Project developer Arianne Phosphate has received the green light to proceed with construction of its flagship Lac à Paul project, located in Quebec's Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. After receiving approval from the Quebec provincial government, Arianne’s TSX-V-listed stock jumped about 11.5% in... 

BASF opens construction chemicals production facility in Lagos, Nigeria

     16th October 2015 BASF yesterday inaugurated its new production plant for concrete admixtures in Lagos, Nigeria. The production site is BASF’s answer to the increasing demand for construction chemicals in western Africa. BASF produces standard and custom-made performance concrete additives, so-called admixtures,... 

Piano Bar is the Place to Be

     2nd September 2015 THE Braamfontein precinct is fast becoming one of Johannesburg’s favourite social destinations with thousands of people flocking to the many venues available in the area almost every night. Adding to the venues, Orion Group’s Devonshire Hotel recently celebrated a highly successful re-launch of... 

Schneider Electric Wins 2014 Platts Global Energy Award

     13th January 2015 • Energy Action Program honored for reducing core energy consumption by almost 13 percent and carbon emissions by more than 16 percent Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has been recognized for its efforts to conserve and manage energy consumption at more than 300... 

Garden State expansion project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     19th September 2014 The Garden State project entails the development of additional compression capacity to transport 180 000 decatherms of firm natural gas. 

CPUT and Green Shift Africa host first African Student Energy Summit

     18th June 2014 The Cape Peninsula University of Technology in partnership with Green Shift Africa and the Student Energy movement will be hosting the 1st African Student Energy Summit from 19th (tomorrow) – 20th of June 2014 in Cape Town. This summit is powered by the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All... 

Grid storage solutions could soon become multibillion-dollar industry

By: Henry Lazenby     29th May 2014 The burgeoning North American grid energy storage market could develop into a multibillion-dollar industry in a matter of a few years, with several companies positioning themselves to vie for the handful of first-mover clients. One company potentially leading the fray is Vancouver-based American... 

American Vanadium announces first CellCube installation in New York

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd April 2014 US vanadium project developer and renewable energy technology purveyor American Vanadium on Wednesday unveiled plans to demonstrate the CellCube vanadium redox flow energy storage system in partnership with the New York State Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) in New York. The... 

Green Sense® Concrete technology now also available on the European market

     18th February 2014 • Improvement of economic performance and energy efficiency of buildings • Technology supports owners and concrete manufacturers in obtaining sustainability certification for their buildings • First reference project in Europe BASF now offers its Green Sense® Concrete technology for the... 

Smart collaboration needed to tackle big government issues like crime

     24th October 2013 Private-public sector collaboration, underpinned by smart technologies, stand to significantly reduce South Africa’s crime levels, says IBM South Africa. Speaking from GovTech 2013, IBM South Africa Sales Lead Hamilton Ratshefola noted that the most recent crime statistics, while showing some... 

Exciting diamond find in Liberia – John Bristow  

By: Martin Creamer     20th August 2013 An exciting diamond find has been made in Liberia, Incubex Minerals chief operating officer Dr John Bristow said on Tuesday. Bristow, speaking to Mining Weekly Online in the attached video interview, said the discovery of what appears to be a kimberlite pipe had been made by South African-born... 

World Trade Centre redevelopment project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     14th September 2012 The redevelopment of the 6.47 ha World Trade Centre site represents one of the largest construction programmes in the US 

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