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Power management company unveils new products

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th May 2016 Power management company Eaton launched its first month-long exhibition, called South Africa Mobile Tech Day, to showcase solutions in commercial construction that combines expert analysis and demonstrative exhibitions to address customers’ power management needs. The Eaton Mobile Tech Day... 

Tool Die And Mould-Making At South African Automotive Week

     17th May 2016 The Tool, Die, Mould-making and precision engineering sectors will take centerstage at the 5th edition of South African Automotive Week from October 11-13 2016 at the Tshwane Events Centre. Speaking after the launch of the Eastern Cape Tooling Initiative in Port Elizabeth in April, Inkanyezi... 

Pia Solar

     13th May 2016 From humble beginnings in the Eastern Cape five years ago, PiA Solar – a designer, manufacturer and installer of mounting systems for the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry – has grown into a major African structures supplier, with over 460 MW supplied and/or installed to date. The full range of... 

There’s more to elections than attendance at manifesto launch rallies

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     13th May 2016 An old Prog – a former member of the liberal Progressive Party, one of the precursors of the Democratic Alliance (DA) – told me a story about the 1961 general election, which was held on October 18, 13 months before I was born. 

Bioremediation at North End lake shows promising results

By: David Oliveira     13th May 2016 Water-quality test results following the organic clean-up of the North End lake in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, were positive in various critical parameters, suggesting a significant drop in pollution levels, which made the lake unsuitable for swimming events in the past. According to... 

Leakage system provides solutions in Johannesburg

By: Simon Sonnekus     13th May 2016 Water-leak detection and control systems provider AquaTrip South Africa has reasserted its focus on conserving water with the installation of its electronic valve, which monitors water flow at schools across Johannesburg. The Brisbane-based company has a regional office in Stellenbosch, in the... 

Tug building project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th May 2016 The Transnet National Ports Authority launched two tugboats – Qunu and Cormorant – on May 6. 

Water taken from Sterkfontein still not replaced – Muller 

By: Martin Creamer     12th May 2016 Water extracted from the Sterkfontein dam had still not been replaced, six months after officials promised that it would be, Wits School of Governance visiting adjunct professor Mike Muller has pointed out. Speaking at this week’s South African Institution of Civil Engineering Civilution... 

Two more tugs roll off the production line for delivery to TNPA

By: Anine Kilian     6th May 2016 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) on Friday launched two tugboats – Qunu and Cormorant – as part of its R1.4-billion contract to procure nine tugboats from Durban shipbuilder Southern African Shipyards. The contract was the largest single contract TNPA had ever awarded to a South African... 

South African architecture set for significant changes

     3rd May 2016 THE South African architectural industry is changing so radically and with such speed that current business practices will be virtually unrecognisable a decade from now. This is according to leading architectural firm SVA International, which has been a major industry player for the past 73... 

SA quantity surveyors should look to Africa for new projects

     29th April 2016 Project management company Synergy Property Solutions (Synergy) says South African quantity surveyors should expand their operations to include African countries, as there are vast business opportunities in Africa, and it can assist them overcome the cyclical slumps in the South African economy. 

Engen builds meaningful bonds with soccer field upgrades

     28th April 2016 Engen continues to make a positive impact by giving back to the communities in which it operates. As part of an inventive advertising deal, a portion of Engen’s outdoor spend will be used to upgrade soccer facilities around the country. Engen, who is the proud sponsor of Premier Soccer League... 

Khobab and Loeriesfontein wind farm projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd April 2016 The first of 1 098 wind turbine components are en route from the deepwater Port of Ngqura to Loeriesfontein, in the Northern Cape. 

KSB Pumps and Valves

     22nd April 2016 Headquartered on the East Rand, KSB Pumps and Valves in an original-equipment manufacturer of technologically advanced pumps, valves and related products for sectors including water, sewerage, chemicals, petrochemicals, steel, mining, energy and building services. Since 1959, the company has... 

South Africa’s 2016 solar-car race set to kick off on September 24

By: Irma Venter     22nd April 2016 This year’s biennial eight-day Sasol Solar Challenge will take place from September 24 to October 1. The event will start in Pretoria, move down to Port Elizabeth and wrap up in Cape Town, similar to the 2014 solar challenge. The 2016 event again revolves around maximising and managing the energy... 

BASF co-sponsored innovative diploma course yields first graduates at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

     20th April 2016 Contribution addresses the critical scarce-skills needs of the chemical processing industry BASF remains committed  to supporting the upliftment of science, mathematics and engineering programmes BASF South Africa joins the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s InnoVenton Institute in... 

Africa’s largest expanse of wind turbines en route to Loeriesfontein 

By: Samantha Herbst     18th April 2016 The first of 1 098 wind turbine components are en route from the deepwater Port of Ngqura, 20 km north-east of Port Elizabeth, to Loeriesfontein, in the Northern Cape, which will soon become home to the largest expanse of wind turbines on the African continent, announced Khobab and Loeriesfontein... 

Ford to invest R2.5bn as it gears up for new Everest SUV production at Pretoria plant

By: Irma Venter     15th April 2016 US car maker Ford will invest R2.5-billion to build the new Everest sports-utility vehicle (SUV) at its Silverton assembly plant, in Pretoria. The plant already produces the Ranger pickup for the local market, as well as 148 markets in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. It is the best-selling... 

Renewable energy project successfully completed

By: Malusi Mkhize     15th April 2016 Integrated heavy lifting, transportation and installation solutions provider ALE South Africa completed the handling and transportation of 56 wind turbine generators in February for the Amakhala project, in the Eastern Cape. The generators are made up of 10 components each comprising three... 

Eaton Launches Mobile Tech Day to Drive Growth in South Africa

     14th April 2016 Johannesburg, South Africa … Power Management Company Eaton today launched its first ever South Africa Mobile Tech Day, a month long exhibition to showcase the company’s solutions in commercial construction.  

Oceans economy initiative unlocking billions in investment, Zuma says in Port Elizabeth

By: African News Agency      8th April 2016 Nelson Mandela Bay executive mayor Danny Jordaan on Friday thanked President Jacob Zuma for bringing investment to the metro. Jordaan was speaking at the port of Port Elizabeth where Zuma and a number of ministers attended an event for an update on the implementation of Operation Phakisa, the... 

Boardwalk Mall project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th April 2016 The proposal involves the construction of a mixed-use development on 13.3 ha of currently underutilised land in the Boardwalk precinct, in Port Elizabeth. 

Tug building project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th April 2016 The arrival of the first of two new, powerful tugboats, bound for the port of Port Elizabeth, has marked the first milestone in the project. 

Ford invests R2.5bn to build new Everest at Silverton, exports to start in 2017

By: Irma Venter     5th April 2016 US car maker Ford announced on Tuesday that it would invest R2.5-billion to build the new Everest sports-utility vehicle (SUV) at its Silverton assembly plant, in Pretoria. The plant already produced the Ranger pickup for the local market, as well as 148 markets in Africa, the Middle East and... 

The first of TNPA’s new tug fleet settles in Port Elizabeth

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th April 2016 The arrival of the first of two new, powerful tugboats bound for the port of Port Elizabeth marked the first milestone in a R1.4-billion nine-tugboat contract to bolster the efficiency of the ports’ marine operations countrywide, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) said on Monday. The... 

Hydraulic excavators designed for optimum efficiency

     1st April 2016 Heavy industries and construction company Doosan’s newest generation hydraulic excavators – the heavy duty DX225LCA series – have been designed for greater operator comfort, improved fuel efficiency, enhanced productivity and minimal maintenance requirements. “There are currently 360 20T Doosan... 

Maize imports running smoothly thanks to grain handlers

     31st March 2016 Given the drought and an estimated smaller maize crop, an effective maize import programme is essential to ensure food security for South Africa’s population. In this regard the grain handling chain is acquitting itself excellently of its task. By March this year more than a million tons of South... 

Small, safe and simple modular nuclear reactors seen as offering potential 

By: Keith Campbell     25th March 2016 Last November, the international nuclear industry was delighted with the news, announced in his Spending Review and [Northern] Autumn Statement by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (equivalent to Minister of Finance) George Osborne that the British government was making “a major commitment to small... 

Sanral opens new road materials testing facility

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th March 2016 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has unveiled a new engineering materials testing laboratory in Port Elizabeth. The new facility, which would also serve as a training hub, enabled Sanral to test the properties of construction materials used in road maintenance activities... 

NEF supports bus companies through R90m investment

By: Anine Kilian     24th March 2016 The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) has invested a cumulative R90-million that has helped transform two disparate but critical segments of the bus transport sector. A R45-million investment had helped bus company Africa People Mover (APM) expand and entrench itself in the semi-luxury, intercity... 

Small, safe and simple modular nuclear reactors seen as offering potential 

By: Keith Campbell     24th March 2016 Last November, the international nuclear industry was delighted with the news, announced in the Spending Review and [Northern] Autumn Statement by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (equivalent to Minister of Finance) George Osborne, that the British government was making “a major commitment to small... 

Push to supply longer-term lodgings  

By: Malusi Mkhize     24th March 2016 Housing and building construction system company Moladi believes mining companies, which are currently dealing with the commodities downturn, should invest in longer-term building solutions for the purpose of on-site accommodation, as opposed to more traditional prefabricated modular buildings.... 

Minister Sisulu refutes EFF Gupta deal claims

By: African News Agency      22nd March 2016 Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Tuesday denied claims by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) that she was moved from the defence department to her present post as minister of human settlements after she allegedly refused to lease aircraft from the controversial Gupta family. “The... 

DEA hosts public meetings on proposed Marine Protected Areas

By: African News Agency      18th March 2016 The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) hosted a public participation meeting in Port Elizabeth on Thursday to discuss draft regulations around 22 proposed Marine Protected Area (MPAs) nationally, which form part of the Operation Phakisa initiative. The aim of these proposed MPAs is to... 

Tug building project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     18th March 2016 Work has started started on the second and third tugs. 

2016 Sasol Solar Challenge to kick off on September 24

By: Irma Venter     16th March 2016 This year’s biennial eight-day Sasol Solar Challenge will take place from September 24 to October 1. The event will start in Pretoria, move down to Port Elizabeth and wrap up in Cape Town, similar to the 2014 solar challenge. 

Goscor Cleaning Equipment puts the shine on Norcros Johnson Tiles

     15th March 2016 Industrial cleaning machines from Goscor Cleaning Equipment are meeting all the cleaning requirements at tile manufacturing giant, Norcros Johnson Tiles South Africa’s Olifantsfontein plant in Johannesburg. The Tennant M20 Scrubber/Sweeper, 5680 Scrubber and the S20 Sweeper from Goscor Cleaning... 

Baywest City to see R1.2bn in developments

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     14th March 2016 Property developer Baywest City is embarking on five major developments this year, valued at more than R1.2-billion. Over the next two years, the developers would invest in a 228-unit residential development, an 8 000 m2 green-rated office block, an international hotel, two restaurants and a... 

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