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Feb 12, 2016
President Jacob Zuma has announced that R7-billion has been committed to new port facilities. Delivering his State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday night, Zuma said government was concerned that South Africa did not own vessels while the country was...
Feb 05, 2016
Manufacturing local solar energy products for the past 25 years, Port Elizabeth-based solar electronic components manufacturer Microcare is the only South African company that manufactures MPPT Solar Regulators, Pure Sine Wave Bi-Directional Inverters, Grid-Tied...
Feb 05, 2016
ENHANCED SERVICE The integration of 6Sigma into DCD Marine as in-house engineers has resulted in significantly improved process efficiency
Turnkey ship repair solutions provider DCD Marine Cape Town has enhanced its engineering capacity through a strategic partnership with engineering firm 6Sigma Naval Architects and OffShore Engineering. 6Sigma, established in 2012, provides specialist engineering...
Feb 02, 2016
Konecranes, today one of the top crane and hoist companies in the world, started off from humble beginnings in an old stable in the suburbs of Helsinki, Finland, in 1910. The history of the company is a rich and varied one, with the company growing into a major...
Jan 29, 2016
South African scrap merchants and domestic scrap consumers are taking strongly opposing positions regarding proposed amendments to the price preference system (PPS) policy guidelines, which will govern the future exportation of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal. The...
Jan 29, 2016
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Beijing Automotive Group Corporation Limited (BAIC) intend to establish a new vehicle manufacturing facility in South Africa, in a $800-million investment, excluding land and buildings, says IDC spokesperson Mandla...
Jan 29, 2016
The exciting South African nuclear power development programme has taken a few major strides over the past few months. The environmental-impact assessment team have submitted their report concerning nuclear power sites.  They have recommended that the best site to...
Jan 22, 2016
A group of around 30 people disrupted Nersa’s public hearings into Eskom’s proposed tariff increase in Durban on Friday. Moments before the end of proceedings, they held up placards with slogans including “Eskom you are greedy” and “Stop the coal use” and shouted...
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Jan 15, 2016
Mozambique’s capital Maputo was the large African city with the highest potential for inclusive growth, according to the 2015 MasterCard African Cities Growth Index (ACGI). Casablanca, in Morocco, and Lagos, in Nigeria, ranked second and third respectively.   Now in...
Jan 11, 2016
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will host public hearings between January 18 and February 5 on Eskom’s application to claw back R22.8-billion through the Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) mechanism of the electricity tariff-setting methodology....
Jan 06, 2016
The low cost airline market in South Africa is set to remain very competitive in 2016, but consumers could likely expect a slight increase in fares, FlySafair spokesperson Kirby Gordon told Fin24 on Tuesday. "The low cost airline market in SA has been operating at an...
Dec 11, 2015
WIND POWER The 140 MW Cookhouse wind farm in the Eastern Cape is one of the projects to have been funded by Standard Bank
Renewable-energy independent power producer (IPP) projects financed by South African commercial banking firm Standard Bank are producing more than 40% of the 1 760 MW currently provided by the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
Dec 11, 2015
MANUFACTURING EFFICIENCY Tenneco PE implemented an energy management system that allowed for energy savings of R2-million within the first year of implementation
Having been implemented in South Africa in 2010, the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) project, facilitated by the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the Department of Trade and Industry and the...
Dec 09, 2015
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Beijing Automotive Group Corporation Limited (BAIC) intend to establish a new vehicle manufacturing facility in South Africa, in a $800-million investment, excluding land and buildings, says IDC spokesperson Mandla...
Dec 09, 2015
South Africa is laying the groundwork in case it needs to import as much as 4-million tons of maize after successive seasons of drought threaten the crop in Africa's top producer of the grain, which is usually a net exporter. State-run ports and rail company Transet...
Dec 03, 2015
The poultry industry emits annually 600 million tons of CO2, 65% of which can be reduced by using Poul-AR® technology. Colsen BV has developed a technology that converts chicken manure into renewable energy and fertilizers. The Poul-AR® technology enables to reduce...
Dec 03, 2015
Dec 02, 2015
Maputo
Mozambique’s capital Maputo was the large African city with the highest potential for inclusive growth, according to the 2015 MasterCard African Cities Growth Index (ACGI). Casablanca, in Morocco, and Lagos, in Nigeria, ranked second and third respectively. Now in...
 
 
 
 
Nov 27, 2015
Quantity Surveying students and staff at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth received most of the honour and accolades presented at the 8th Annual SA Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession's Research Conference, "Cementing the Future",...
Nov 25, 2015
Nissan South Africa (NSA) has, since the introduction of the LEAF electric vehicle (EV) on the local market, in 2013, sold only 80 units. Compared with the 450 296 cars sold in 2013 and the 439 264 cars sold in 2014, this was an indication that the local market...
Nov 25, 2015
A Condra jib crane installed on a small island off the South African coast is rendering sterling service to ornithological teams visiting and conserving marine bird colonies which nest and breed there. Installed with a motorised 360-degree slew on Bird Island, eight...
Nov 20, 2015
The project involves the construction of a 16-million-ton-a-year manganese export expansion project.
Nov 20, 2015
The first tugboat of Transnet National Ports Authority’s R1.4-billion tug building programme was launched on November 12.
Nov 17, 2015
CEO Andrew Costa
JSE-listed Accelerate Property Fund on Monday reported year-on-year distribution growth of 10.93%, translating into a distribution a share of 26.62c for the six months to September 30, up from 23.99c cents in the six months to September 2014. Accelerate COO Andrew...
Nov 16, 2015
Dear (client) The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba will take place in Cape Town from 8 to 11 February 2016.
Nov 16, 2015
The South African leader in steel racking, shelving and mezzanine flooring. Innovatively maximizing space, by implementing our all-encompassing approach, including concept design, engineering, manufacture and installation. From our head office in Johannesburg to our...
Nov 16, 2015
With the blue economy, or ‘ocean economy’ on everyone’s lips, spurred on by the government’s Operation Phakisa, the maritime industry is an exciting space in which to operate.  Furthermore, savvy use of technology really assists in fast-tracking growth and...
Nov 13, 2015
DIY Dockside Brewery decided to build its brewery itself as the cost of importing a brewery was inhibitive
Innovation and differentiation can help a brewery survive and thrive in the competitive South African beer market, says Port Elizabeth-based extreme and exotic beer maker Dockside Brewery co-owner Jane Schlaphoff. She says Dockside adds unusual or nontraditional...
 
 
 
 
Nov 12, 2015
The first tugboat of Transnet National Ports Authority’s R1.4-billion tug building programme was launched at the Durban premises of contractor Southern African Shipyards on Thursday. The 31-m-long Mvezo, named after late President Nelson Mandela’s birth town, would...
Nov 06, 2015
Rally behind industrialisation and become industrial activists. That’s the message from Stavros Nicolaou of Aspen Pharmacare, who says it is critical for South Africa to boost its manufacturing capacity. “Industrialisation has to be at the core of economic policy....
Nov 02, 2015
National carrier South African Airways (SAA) can now offer its customers direct access between Johannesburg, Beijing and elsewhere in China, owing to a codesharing partnership with Air China. The Chinese aviation company made its inaugural flight from Beijing to...
Oct 30, 2015
At the thirty-fifth State-owned power utility Eskom Expo International Science Fair held earlier this month, learners from Gauteng excelled and took home the most number of prizes valued at over R2.5-million.
Oct 23, 2015
In 2011, when Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) introduced its new Ranger bakkie, president and CEO Jeff Nemeth told Engineering News that he wanted to secure the number two spot in the South African pickup market, up from the US manufacturer’s “number...
Oct 23, 2015
East Rand-headquartered KSB Pumps and Valves has been in operation since 1959, manufacturing a range of pumps, valves and related systems for sectors including water, sewerage, chemicals, petrochemicals, steel, mining, energy and building services. Most of the...
Oct 21, 2015
Protesting University of Cape Town (UCT) students have reportedly started making their way to Parliament ahead of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's mid-term budget speech on Wednesday. Pam Dhlamini, a student leader among protesters, told News24 that protesters...
Oct 19, 2015
Few would have thought it, but Port Elizabeth appears to be the belle of the Christmas ball as leading retailers, several of which are new to the Eastern Cape market, are flocking to the coastal city in time for the busy Festive Season – a big earner for the...
Oct 16, 2015
NEW PREMISES Construction of SMC Pneumatics South Africa’s new 4 000 m2 head office in Midrand, Johannesburg, was completed last month
Construction of pneumatic control systems specialist SMC Pneumatics South Africa’s new 4 000 m2 head office in Midrand, Johannesburg, was completed last month, after starting construction in February. Company GM Adrian Buddingh tells Engineering News that the...
Oct 13, 2015
In 2011, when Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) introduced its new Ranger bakkie, president and CEO Jeff Nemeth told Engineering News Online that he wanted to secure the number two spot in the South African pickup market, up from the US manufacturer’s...
 
 
 
 
Oct 09, 2015
Commercial operation has started at the 335 MW Dedisa peaking power project in the Coega industrial development zone, in Port Elizabeth.
Oct 09, 2015
PROPOSED SCHEME The Lower Thukela bulk water supply scheme will include a 55 Mℓ/d water treatment plant and a high-lift pumpstation at the water-treatment works
Engineering, management and specialist technical services firm Aurecon has undertaken two desalination plant feasibility studies for South African water utilities, following the successful completion of technical studies and investigations, construction-phase...
Oct 09, 2015
RESOLUTION IMPERATIVE Thousands of litres of useable, treated effluent is being discharged every day through a wetland system and into the ocean, in the vicinity of the Noordhoek Lighthouse
An innovative system to use return effluent from the Cape Recife wastewater treatment works (WWTW) in Port Elizabeth, designed by local multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Afri-Coast Consulting Engineers, will significantly increase the water available for...
Oct 05, 2015
Coega Industrial Development Zone
Commercial operation has started at the 335 MW Dedisa Peaking Power project, in the Coega industrial development zone, in Port Elizabeth. The R3.5-billion project was originated by the Department of Energy (DoE), with the build, own and operate contract awarded to a...
Oct 02, 2015
Trade union Solidarity has cautioned that 255 former Telkom employees transferred to business process outsourcing company WNS earlier this year as part of the telecommunication group’s Section 197 business transfer process are likely to lose their jobs, after WNS...
 
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