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Sep 01, 2014
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko
As telecommunications group Telkom continued the turnaround that raised its share price from R11 a few years ago to the current R55 a share, the previously beleaguered group aimed to play a significant role in the provision of broadband to all South Africans....
Sep 01, 2014
Dr Siyabonga Cwele
As South Africa entered the “spring” of its ambitious South Africa (SA) Connect broadband strategy, Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele on Monday assured stakeholders that South Africa’s information and communication technology...
Aug 29, 2014
Welding and construction-related equipment supplier Renttech South Africa’s acquisitions of East London-based gas and welding supplier East Coast Industries (ECI), in July, has offorded Renttech South Africa a far greater presence in the Eastern Cape. “With...
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
COLD BOX The cold box, which weighs almost 100 t, was designed and manufactured by Germany-based Linde Group
South African gas company Afrox’s R300-million, 150 t/d air separation unit (ASU) in the Coega industrial development zone of the Eastern Cape, is more than 75% complete, Afrox MD Brett Kimber tells Engineering News. Major equipment, including the cold box and...
Aug 29, 2014
CLEANING UP ITS ACT Increasing growth in the business meant the company had grown too large for its old premises
Multi-service group the Goscor Group is extending its offering of cleaning services with the expansion of two of its Port Elizabeth operations, which include Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) and Goscor Cleaning Company (GCC), with the official launch to its new...
Aug 28, 2014
In South Africa’s largest local shipbuilding contract Transnet National Ports Authority has ordered nine new Voith Water Tractors for use in several ports across the country. This is also the largest order in the history of Voith marine technology. The VWT will be...
Aug 27, 2014
Main contractor Murray & Roberts Buildings is making good progress on the new Dainfern Square Shopping Centre, north of Johannesburg, being developed by Abacus Asset Management. This upmarket mixed-use retail development on the corner of William Nicol Drive and...
Aug 26, 2014
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Aug 15, 2014
Projects in many industries are becoming more challenging because of the remote, undeveloped areas in which new resources are being discovered and, subsequently, the global projects market is beginning to follow a more innovative approach towards logistics, giving it...
Aug 15, 2014
The biennial Sasol Solar Challenge will kick off on September 27, in Pretoria, and end in Cape Town, on October 4. Fourteen teams will take part, of which eight are local, says race project manager Annalie van Vuuren.
Aug 14, 2014
Coal trader Wescoal Trading, in partnership with Logistics Intelligence (LQ), on Thursday opened a new environment-friendly product storage and distribution centre that would result in 10 000 t/m of coal being moved from road to rail in Cape Town. This amount of coal...
Aug 08, 2014
Work has officially started at the Amakhala Emoyeni wind farm.
Aug 08, 2014
East Rand-based Fuchs Lubricants manufactures specialised lubricants and greases, which it supplies to customers in the mining, automotive, food and industrial sectors throughout Africa. It also manufactures various other products on a toll or private-label blending...
Aug 08, 2014
Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) is investing between R300-million and R320-million in its Port Elizabeth facility this year, says CTSA marketing and sales GM Shaun Uys. The investment will focus on increasing energy efficiency, as the electricity price in Port...
Aug 04, 2014
Lemaitre safety footwear is manufactured with double density Polyurethane soles. The polyurethane used is approximately 10% lighter than any other PU in use today, and due to this exerts less pressure on the wearer's feet through the day.
Aug 01, 2014
National carrier, South African Airways (SAA), is adding more travel options on the African continent. In a statement, on Thursday, SAA said it was increasing flights on the Johannesburg-Lagos route, where it will offer eight frequencies per week effective from 1...
Aug 01, 2014
South African engineering consultancy SRK Consulting senior environmental scientist Raymond Mayne was the independent environmental control officer for one of the largest information and communications technology-related projects in South Africa, which entails...
Aug 01, 2014
The construction of a wind farm in Jeffreys Bay, in the Eastern Cape, is nearing completion, with the 60-turbine 138-MW-a-day plant expected to supply renewable electricity to power about 115 000 homes at full capacity, project civil and structural works designer and...
Aug 01, 2014
Consider an industrial plant supplied by a power line or power lines a few tens of kilometres long built only for the purpose of supplying your plant and that your plant draws about 20 MW. Under this condition, it would be normal to have, at your end of the line,...
Jul 31, 2014
An aloe plant in the foreground as construction gets under way at the Amakhala Emoyeni wind farm project site
Work has officially started at Cennergi’s R3.5-billion Amakhala Emoyeni wind farm, located near Bedford, in the Eastern Cape. The 138 MW project was among the 19 renewable-energy and seven wind projects selected following the second bid window under the South...
Jul 25, 2014
The 2005 Nuna 3
The biennial Sasol Solar Challenge will kick off on September 27, in Pretoria, and end in Cape Town, on October 4. Fourteen teams will take part, of which eight are local, says race project manager Annalie van Vuuren.
Jul 25, 2014
TURBOCHARGING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT The Ford Struandale Engine Plant donated four turbo-diesel engines to propel skills development and training at the Coega Skills and Training Development Centre
Vehicle manufacturer Ford donated four diesel engines to State-owned entity, the Coega Skills and Training Development Centre, to enhance skills development in the automotive industry.
Jul 25, 2014
The majority of the construction work packages forming part of the expansion of the Ngqura container terminal expansion are complete.
Jul 21, 2014
General Tyre production at the Port Elizabeth plant
Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) is investing between R300-million and R320-million in its Port Elizabeth facility this year, says CTSA marketing and sales GM Shaun Uys. The investment will focus on increasing energy efficiency, as the electricity price in Port...
Jul 18, 2014
TUMI DLAMINI The building industry continues to play a significant role in driving growth and job creation in South Africa
The yearly Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress will be held in Port Elizabeth in September, where national and African representatives will have an opportunity to discuss the latest trends, opportunities and challenges in the building industry.
Jul 16, 2014
Talks to end the three-week strike in the metals and engineering sector will resume this week through formal bargaining council structures after the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) was unable to secure a wage agreement with the...
Jul 14, 2014
As the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa-led metal and engineering sector strike continues, vehicle manufacturers have started halting production at some plants as car component supply is interrupted. Toyota, which maintained full production for the first...
Jul 11, 2014
Vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA’s) Struandale engine plant, in Port Elizabeth, this week celebrated the production of its three-millionth engine – a 3.2-l, five-cylinder Duratorq TDCi engine destined to power a Ford Ranger...
Jul 11, 2014
Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) CEO Siyabonga Gama reported on last week that the feasibility study into a proposed rail link through Swaziland – which would eliminate non-coal traffic on the export channel from the Mpumalanga coalfields to Richards Bay – is at an...
Jul 11, 2014
NEWCASTLE UPGRADE ArcelorMittal South Africa is undertaking a R1.6-billion reline of the blast furnace at its Newcastle plant, in KwaZulu-Natal
Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) says it is operating in a challenging global steel market, which has been exacerbated by a subdued local market, with low sales volumes and competition from imports, particularly finished goods. “Therefore, we have...
Jul 07, 2014
Developers of the R300m Baywest road network, the largest roads project in the Nelson Mandela Bay region in more than 10 years, on Friday (July 4) began meticulously placing the first of the 70-ton concrete beams which make up the bridge linking two sides of Port...
Jul 04, 2014
Engen Petroleum, a leading provider of industrial lubricants, is bringing high performance under extreme conditions to industrial gearboxes with the recent launch of Gengear XEP series. After the recent introduction of Hydrokin ESF Hydraulic fluid customer events in...
Jul 04, 2014
The impact of the strike in the metals and engineering sector, which entered its fourth day on Friday, had started to filter down to vehicle manufacturers, with General Motors South Africa (GMSA) this week suspending production at its main South African assembly...
Jul 03, 2014
SKF South Africa is taking engineering knowledge, core technologies and capabilities to customers through technology days hosted in partnership with SKF authorised distributors. “For SKF it’s all about our customers and our distributors,” says Marchant Taylor,...
Jul 02, 2014
The Bobcat T870 compact track loader delivers the perfect combination of compact design and powerful performance making it the unit of choice to perform a variety of functions for South Africa’s leading port logistics providers. Four Bobcat T870 compact track...
Jul 01, 2014
AfriSam is poised to increase its market share in the Eastern Cape with the opening of a third rail to road depot in the province this one in Markman Industrial, Port Elizabeth to supplement the company’s existing depots located in East London and Queenstown. The...
Jun 30, 2014
One year after ground broke on the Eastern Cape’s largest mall, the R1.7bn Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth, threatened indigenous plant species and a relocated natural rocky outcrop on the 330ha Baywest City site are thriving thanks to careful environmental...
Jun 27, 2014
PartServe Channel Support has announced that it has partnered with TPV Technology Limited, the world’s largest PC monitor and one of the foremost LCD TV manufacturers. It is now the sole provider of warranty and after sales support for the AOC, Envision and Philips...
Jun 27, 2014
High-service distributor of electronic, electrical, mechanical and industrial products RS Components SA is advancing research and development in alternative energy through its sponsorship of R1-million worth of products to the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ’s)...
Jun 26, 2014
Hisense SA, the leading electronics and white goods manufacturer and global giant, announced the signed Esquire Technologies as a distributor for southern Africa. Esquire Technologies is an international award winning company and one of the leading distributors in...
Jun 23, 2014
Kaizer Nyatsumba
As the metal and engineering industry sector braced for a possible strike from July, with wage talks remaining deadlocked a week before the expiry of the current agreement, the National Employers Association of South Africa (Neasa) embarked on a nationwide roadshow...
Jun 20, 2014
CDC/344/14(j) - Coega Development Corporation (CDC) The Coega Project is a multimillion rand initiative consisting of an industrial development zone (IDZ) and a deepwater port situated in Port Elizabeth. The initiative aims to position South Africa as a platform for...
Jun 18, 2014
Police on Friday arrested a second suspect in connection with the streak of violent attacks against Transnet workers while the courts in Port Elizabeth ordered that the first suspect remain in custody as the police round up the perpetrators of violence. Port...
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