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Highest number of Renewable Energy installations in SA

     23rd June 2017 Specialist electrical contractor, Brand Engineering SA (Pty) Ltd, has carried out the highest number of utility scale solar Renewable Energy (RE) installations in the RE industry in South Africa.  It has become a key construction partner for RE developers, and is responsible for the generation of... 

Authorities warn KZN still in drought danger

By: News24Wire      2nd June 2017 Umgeni Water, bulk water supplier for KwaZulu-Natal, has cautioned that the province is not yet safe from worsening drought conditions. Umgeni Water spokesperson Shami Harichunder on Friday said they had taken a decision to intensify messages to communities that water shortages were still... 

Sanral CEO looks to regain South Africa’s trust despite ongoing e-toll tussle 

By: Irma Venter     24th February 2017 Not too long ago, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) was a firm darling among its peers. It was a well-funded State-owned enterprise (SOE) almost never under fire, seldom in retreat, grinding ever onward in its task to manage and expand the country’s road network. Then came... 

Sanral CEO looks to regain South Africa’s trust despite ongoing e-toll tussle

By: Irma Venter     24th February 2017 Not too long ago the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) was a firm darling among its peers. It was a well-funded State-owned enterprise (SOE) almost never under fire, seldom in retreat, grinding ever onward in its task to manage and expand the country’s road network. Then came... 

Royal HaskoningDHV achieves Level 2 BBBEE status underpinning the company’s ambition to Enhance Society Together

     3rd November 2016 3rd November 2016, Today, Royal HaskoningDHV SA consulting engineers announced that the company achieved Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Level 2 status. This demonstrates Royal HaskoningDHV’s ambition towards Enhancing Society Together and a great recognition for the role 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... 

Union denies sabotage of Telkom facilities

By: News24Wire      18th August 2016 Striking Telkom workers have denied involvement in the alleged sabotage of several network facilities across the country. On Thursday, Telkom put up a R500 000 reward for information regarding the sabotage of numerous facilities around the country. 

Wacker Neuson opens its heart to needy children in Africa

     5th July 2016 In March 2016, a donation of R172 000,00 was handed over to two SOS Children’s Villages in Africa by Eugene Brown, Regional President for the sub-Saharan Africa Region, on behalf of the Wacker Neuson Group. Recognising the tremendous need for assistance by the Villages in Pietermaritzburg, South... 

Consulting company creates innovative infrastructure solutions

By: Victor Moolman     27th May 2016 Engineers are continuously searching for more creative ways to design and complete infrastructure and other projects, says international engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV, which has in joint venture with Knight Piesold and Naidu Consulting completed the Ashley... 

Only Tshwane municipality pursues ultrathin reinforced concrete roads

By: Dylan Stewart     30th October 2015 Since 2010, when the Tshwane municipality stated its intention to pursue the use of ultrathin reinforced concrete pavements (UTRCPs) specifically for roads in townships, it is the only municipality to have done so, says Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) project consultant... 

Preliminary design assessment of N3 highway upgrade under way

By: Dylan Stewart     30th October 2015 Infrastructure consultancy SMEC South Africa is assessing the preliminary design for upgrading an 11 km stretch of the N3 highway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natal, says SMEC South Africa functional GM for roads and highways Dawie Er 

Automated warehousing software streamlines operations

     23rd October 2015 Maintaining stock accuracy, correct picking, timely dispatch and on-time delivery are daily challenges for the warehousing and storage industry and crucial to ensuring that the right product is delivered to the customer on time, which is why Johannesburg-based transformer-insulation product... 

Effluent reuse demo plant tested at KZN works

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th October 2015 Engineering, project and construction management services supplier Hatch Goba will – in addition to managing the refurbishment of the Darvill wastewater treatment works, in KwaZulu-Natal – also install a demonstration final effluent reuse plant on site to showcase the efficiency of effluent... 

ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems poised for ‘healthy’ growth in KZN

     4th September 2015 ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems reports a healthy increase in sales in the KwaZulu-Natal region within less than a year from opening its Durban branch. Sales and Marketing Representative, Geraldine van Aswegen, confirms that good orders have been secured from a cross-section of market sectors with a... 

Provincial govt commits to driving KZN economic growth, investment

By: Shirley le Guern     26th August 2015 The KwaZulu-Natal public and private sectors have no control over turbulence in international markets, currency depreciation and difficult trading conditions but will focus on what is within their reach – the delivery of key projects and developments that will boost economic growth and create... 

Gearing up for Tsogo Sun Amashova cycle challenge

     5th August 2015 Durban is gearing up for thrilling action at the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic 2015 on 18 October. Offering prize money of over R100 000, the race, which is one of South Africa’s largest cycling events, runs from Pietermaritzburg City Hall to Durban through spectacular scenery, ending at... 

Three A.B.E. Products For Ashburton Bridge Repairs

     8th July 2015 Three a.b.e. Construction Chemicals' concrete repair and protection products were used for the repair of the Ashburton Bridge over the N3 highway between Pietermaritzburg and Durban. The SA National Road Agency Ltd bridge experienced substantial fire damage after a truck crashed into it - and... 

KZN talent ready to impress in Engen Knockout Challenge

     26th June 2015 KwaZulu-Natal is a renowned hotbed of football talent, which means that the 2015 Engen Knockout Challenge, scheduled for 17-19 July in Durban, will once again provide many exceptionally gifted footballers with an opportunity to be recognised. The draw for the annual under-17 football tournament,... 

Company delivers mayonnaise-mixing plant

By: David Oliveira     10th April 2015 Process equipment design and manufacturing company Anderson Engineering in January handed over a turnkey solution to Pietermaritzburg-based mayonnaise manufacturer Tasti Mayonnaise. Anderson Engineering CEO and managing member Hans Coertse tells Engineering News that the solution, which can... 

Tsogo Sun bets on SA’s oldest sprint race

     27th March 2015 One of South Africa’s top horseracing events and the only sprint event with four Grade 1 races in one day has been given a major boost by virtue of Tsogo Sun adding its name and prestige to the event – the Tsogo Sun Sprint – scheduled to be held on 23 May 2015 at Scottsville Race Course in... 

OneLogix opens R130m KZN logistics hub

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th March 2015 JSE-listed logistics solutions provider OneLogix on Thursday launched its R130-million Umlaas logistics hub, near Cato Ridge. Designed to “substantially” enhance the group’s ability to offer quality and cost-effective logistics services to its customers, the hub integrated the group’s existing... 

Ithala Hosts Free Entrepreneur Workshops To Bolster Enterprise Development In Kzn

     18th March 2015 Ithala Development Finance Corporation, KwaZulu-Natal’s provincial development agency, hostedthe last of a series of informative entrepreneurship workshops this year in line with its commitment to promote and support enterprise development and entrepreneurship. Following the success of the Durban... 

Coal-rich South32 keen to help Eskom solve power issues – Kerr

By: Martin Creamer     17th March 2015 The BHP Billiton spin-off company South32, with large South African energy coal resources, would be keen to help State power utility Eskom solve some of its primary energy issues, South32 CEO-elect Graham Kerr said on Tuesday. Kerr was speaking to the media in a London teleconference call in... 

The vet, engineer and artisan and some wild elephant dentistry

By: Irma Venter     27th February 2015 What do you do when an elephant has a toothache? You call Dr Gerhard Steenkamp from the University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) faculty of veterinary science, Onderstepoort, one of only two elephant ‘dentists’ in the world. 

Steel manufacturer donates hall to KZN community

     27th February 2015 Inkatha Freedom Party president and Buthelezi clan chieftain Mangosuthu Buthelezi officially handed over the Goqo Community Hall, in KwaZulu-Natal, in December last year. The hall was donated to the Buthelezi Traditional Council by steel, tube and pipe manufacturer Robor. “The most remarkable... 

The unlikely tale of a vet, an engineer, an artisan and elephant dentistry 

By: Irma Venter     12th February 2015 What do you do when an elephant has a toothache? You call Dr Gerhard Steenkamp from the University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) faculty of veterinary science, Onderstepoort, one of only two elephant ‘dentists’ in the world. 

OneLogix increases H1 revenue to R703m

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     12th February 2015 Despite having faced numerous challenges during the six months to November 30, JSE-listed logistics group OneLogix grew its revenue by 9% to R703-million. Headline earnings per share (HEPS) and earnings per share (EPS) rose 14% from 17.6c to 20c, owing to fewer shares being in issue during the... 

BHP Billiton signs R10bn aluminium supply deal with black consortium  

By: Martin Creamer     24th November 2014 The world’s biggest mining company BHP Billiton has agreed a R10-billion, five-year liquid metal supply contract with a black-controlled consortium in a transaction that gives the South African aluminium industry a shot in the arm. The diversified major, which is in the process of demerging its... 

OneLogix’ acquisitions, start-ups supporting growth

By: Schalk Burger     26th September 2014 The good performance of JSE-listed logistics firm OneLogix’s new acquisitions and startup companies highlight the group’s significant managerial capabilities and the entrepreneurial flair that the group aims to retain in each, says OneLogix CEO Ian Lourens. Revenue increased by 25% for its year... 

Durban IT firm makes great impact on creating and developing skills for youth

     21st August 2014 Many graduates are unemployed as most companies are looking for experienced people and yet the graduates cannot gain experience to become employable if they cannot get a job. It is this Catch 22 situation that has led the government to launch initiatives like the National Youth Development Agency... 

PSFA Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk 2014 in association with SPAR

     30th July 2014 The Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) officially announces that Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille will fire the starter’s gun for the 10km walk at the 47th PSFA Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk that will be taking place at the Green Point cricket club on Saturday 24th August... 

OneLogix buys land for vehicle storage facility development

By: Leandi Kolver     26th June 2014 JSE-listed logistics and transport group OneLogix has acquired a 14.29 ha piece of land between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, on which it planned to develop a vehicle storage facility for its vehicle delivery services (VSD) division, as well as other facilities for general group use. It bought the... 

Green Dialogues conference underlines glass-recycling success 

By: David Oliveira     6th June 2014 South Africa’s official organisation for promoting glass recycling, The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC), held its inaugural Green Dialogues conference at the Holiday Inn, in Sandton, last month. The event was used as a springboard to launch TGRC’s rebranding and new logo and was attended by event... 

Researchers raise concerns with draft biofuels framework

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th May 2014 The recently published draft regulatory framework for biofuels production has raised concerns among researchers about how serious government is about protecting South Africa’s scarce water resources. At issue are provisions in the new framework, drafted by the Department of Energy (DoE), which... 

Sanral needs R15bn for N3 upgrades

By: Sapa     21st May 2014 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will need almost R15-billion within the next five years to upgrade the N3 between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natala, it emerged on Monday. The agency had earmarked R14.9-billion to upgrade the N3 between Cedara, about 20 km... 

Pfisterer Sefag to sell interest in SA business

By: Leandi Kolver     25th April 2014 Swiss-based overhead line equipment company Pfisterer Sefag on Friday announced that it would be selling 100% of its share interest in Pietermaritzburg-based Pfisterer South Africa to comply with its largest client, State-owned power utility Eskom’s, transformation and empowerment requirements.... 

SA team slips to fourth position in this year’s Dakar Rally

By: Irma Venter     31st January 2014 The Toyota Imperial Hilux team secured a fourth place in the 2014 Dakar Rally, held in South America, and not first, as had been aspired to when the event kicked off on January 5. Toyota Motorsport South Africa, headed by Glyn Hall, entered two locally made Hilux bakkies in the 9 300 km event.... 

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