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Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics (Pty) Ltd is a market leader in the innovation and supply of specialised electronic safety equipment to the southern African mining sector. Some of these warning, locating and monitoring systems are unique in the industry and new products are being introduced to the line-up on an ongoing basis.


African airlines body believes air traffic liberalisation inevitable

By: Keith Campbell     Updated 2 hours 31 minutes ago The liberalisation of the African air transport market seems certain to happen, and will benefit those of the continent’s airlines able to take advantage of it. Thus affirmed African Airlines Association (AFRAA) CEO and Secretary-General Dr Elijah Chingoso at the recent Aviation Industry Growth... 

Company assists in making way for new plants

By: Robyn Wilkinson     Updated 2 hours 31 minutes ago Demolition specialist Jet Demolition is assisting energy and chemicals company Sasol with the demolition of redundant equipment at its Sasolburg operations, in the Free State, to create space for new plant systems. 

Growing appreciation for the economic and environmental contribution of South Africa’s waste pickers

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     Updated 2 hours 31 minutes ago 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... 

High-tech cold storage warehouse gives clients competitive edge

     Updated 2 hours 31 minutes ago Logistics and supply chain management specialist Imperial Cold Logistics’ new 25 500 m2 warehouse developed at a cost of R160-million, situated in Linbro Park, Johannesburg, is now one of the largest cold storage facilities in Africa. The warehouse houses 37 000 pallets, operates 24/7 and offers... 

National Nuclear Regulator building itself up to meet future challenges

By: Keith Campbell     Updated 2 hours 31 minutes ago South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) is busy strengthening the country’s nuclear regulatory framework, in anticipation of the planned construction of a fleet of new nuclear power stations (NPPs). “As part of strengthening our capacity we recently launched a Centre for Nuclear Safety... 

Rail Road Association to hold inaugural career expo

By: Mia Breytenbach     Updated 2 hours 31 minutes ago In support of Transport month, the Rail Road Association (RRA) of South Africa will host an inaugural career expo day this month for all rail industry players to meet learners and youth to expose them to the opportunities in the industry. According to RRA officials Trevor Mohlala and Mesela... 

Renault South Africa plots fresh budget market assault

By: Irma Venter     Updated 2 hours 31 minutes ago Renault South Africa (SA) is set to launch a fresh attack on the country’s budget market in November, when it introduces the A-segment Kwid. The India-made Kwid should be priced below Renault SA’s current entry-level Sandero. 

Robotic tank floor eliminates risks

By: Robyn Wilkinson     Updated 2 hours 31 minutes ago Oil, gas and petrochemicals services provider A.Hak Industrial Services (A.Hak) will introduce a Robotic online storage tank floor inspection service in South Africa before the end of this year. This new technology eliminates the need for storage tanks to be decommissioned for lengthy periods for... 

Safer system for product management completed

By: Sascha Solomons     Updated 2 hours 31 minutes ago Africa-based intra logistical storage solutions provider APC Storage Solutions SA completed the installation and training for the racking, pallet shuttles and sprinkler system of a turnkey system for customs franchised-container freight station company Intermodal Cargo Solutions. “About 110... 

South Africa reaffirms commitment to air transport liberalisation

By: Keith Campbell     Updated 2 hours 31 minutes ago South African Deputy Transport Minister Sindisiwe Lydia Chikunga reaffirmed the country’s support for opening Africa’s aviation markets. “South Africa supports the liberalisation of air transport in Africa,” she said in her keynote address at the South African Civil Aviation Authority’s Aviation... 

South African engineer’s geotechnical contribution recognised

By: Mia Breytenbach     Updated 2 hours 31 minutes ago Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Gibb senior associate and geotechnical engineer Ron Tluczek has been recognised internationally for his contribution to the geotechnical engineering sector by being appointed as the vice-animateur for Working Group 2 Research at the International... 

Wide range offering increases client satisfaction

     Updated 2 hours 31 minutes ago Industry-leading rigging capabilities combined with a full range of services from storage to a bond facility and custom-made crating, can ensure client satisfaction, says machine movers and rigging company Lovemore Bros. Lovemore Bros warehouse manager Willy Chetty  emphasises that offering a... 

Royal HaskoningDHV Triumphs at 2016 SAICE & SAFCEC National Awards

     20th October 2016 Projects of Royal HaskoningDHV came out triumphant once again at the South African Institution of Civil Engineering & South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) Annual National Awards held at Emperor’s Palace on the 13th October, winning 4 awards in the Technical... 

Argentina adopts Canada’s sustainable mining initiative

By: Samantha Herbst     20th October 2016 Argentina’s national mining association, Cámara Argentina de Empresarios Mineros (CAEM), has announced that it will adopt Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative, a corporate social responsibility programme developed by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) to improve environmental... 

Johnson Controls introduces YORK YVWA and YMC2 chillers - unique solutions for customers investing in low-GWP refrigerants

     20th October 2016 As part of its long-term refrigerant roadmap, Johnson Controls has announced two platforms of high efficiency chillers available with low GWP (global warming potential) options.   Building on the industry renowned legacy of its product line, Johnson Controls has extended its portfolio of YORK... 

Chevron South Africa’s Lubricants Manufacturing Plant is awarded Best Performing Operator 2016 by the Transnet National Ports Authority in Durban and Supplier of the Year 2016 by Aftermarkets Solutions

     20th October 2016 The Transnet National Ports Authority in Durban bestowed upon Chevron South Africa’s Lubricants Manufacturing Plant at the Island View Terminal the Best Performing Terminal Operator (Island View Precinct) award for 2016. The LMP was also nominated as one of the top three terminals in terms of... 

Industry-First Reference Book Presents Global Best Practices for Conveyor Safety

     20th October 2016 A global leader in the advancement of conveyor safety has announced the publication of the world’s first aggregation of global best practices dedicated to reducing conveyor risk and injuries.  Modeled after the company’s respected Foundations reference volume, now in its fourth edition,... 

Caterpillar Offers Object Detection Systems for All Brands of Mobile Surface Mining Equipment

     20th October 2016 Caterpillar announces availability of Cat® MineStar™ Detect Object Detection systems for additional Cat machines and virtually all brands of mobile surface mining equipment. Previously unsupported Cat machines as well as other brands of machines can now be equipped with the cameras, radars and... 

Acid mine water quick-fix possible as water deficit looms, Oppenheimer, De Beers told 

By: Martin Creamer     19th October 2016 Water-constrained Gauteng may see an acid mine drainage (AMD) quick-fix in order to save the fresh water from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project from being wasted on AMD dilution instead of being available to the economy, environmental adviser Dr Anthony Turton said on Wednesday. Delivering the... 

MSA Africa invests R1.5 million in aftermarket service centre network

     19th October 2016 MSA Africa, a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products, supplements its total solutions approach with a comprehensive aftersales and technical support service. Based at its Johannesburg premises, MSA Africa’s main aftersales service centre offers in-house... 

Russian NPP design technology in global demand

By: Anine Kilian     18th October 2016 Russian nuclear company Atomstroyexport (ASE), a part of Russian State-owned Rosatom group, which designs and constructs nuclear power plants (NPPs) globally, is currently running construction projects in India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt, China and Hungary – an indication that Russian-built NPPs... 

BMW launches jacket airbag system for motorcycle riders

By: Irma Venter     18th October 2016 BMW Motorrad – the motorcycle arm of the German automaker –has launched an advanced airbag system to protect the upper body during accidents. The ‘BMW Motorrad Street Air by Alpinestars’ consists of a textile riding jacket, interconnected with an airbag vest. 

Legrand - specialists in products and systems for electrical and digital building infrastructures - manufactures an extensive range of bulkhead lights designed for various environments.

     18th October 2016 The range includes bulkheads for standard applications; weatherproof Koro and Plexo fittings for tougher environments and a decorative range of exterior bulkheads, designed for enhanced aesthetics and improved safety. “High performance lighting not only enhances the ambience of outdoor areas at... 

SKF introduces new online marine magazine

     18th October 2016 Technical experts help customers stay on top of things with the latest industry news  Over the past few years, the maritime industry has undergone a transformation—and this revolution shows no signs of slowing down. 

OceanaGold given seven days to clear Didipio questions

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     18th October 2016 Triple-listed gold miner OceanaGold has maintained optimism over the future of its Didipio operations, in the Philippines, after receiving a report from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) along with an audit report on the mine. A number of recommendations were made in the... 

New cashless ticketing system eyed for Gauteng’s taxis  

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th October 2016 The South African National Taxi Council’s commercial arm TaxiChoice on Monday unveiled its new cashless e-ticketing system for minibus taxis that contributes to the formalisation of the industry and its employees. The new FairPay electronic fare collection system, which was lauded by Gauteng... 

Vital Engineering ensures no ‘slipping up’ when it comes to water industry safety

     14th October 2016 Vital Engineering is the forerunner when it comes to the provision of precision-made, quality steel and fibreglass gratings and hand railing products to many sectors, including the water and waste-water treatment industry. Due to the operational nature of these plants, it is essential that... 

Product Announcement: New FLIR Ariel II camera range now available from GIT

     14th October 2016 Graphic Image Technologies has announced the local availability of FLIR’s latest Full HD cameras, the Ariel II range. A solid technology update, this range of IP surveillance cameras now deliver full HD 1080p resolution with evidentiary class capabilities.   The new FLIR Ariel II CB-3102 series... 

Risk reduction with the Roxtec Transit Designer 4.0

     14th October 2016 Should vital safety components such as cable and pipe transits be a design-based or a field-based decision? Roxtec suggests that designers and engineers take control of this issue by proposing the free, web-based tool Roxtec Transit Designer. The design tool from the global cable and pipe seal... 

Affordable Employee Health Initiative Implemented for Blue Collar Employees

     14th October 2016 At a special event held on 17 September 2016, local engineering firm, TDS Projects announced that they are launching an employee occupational health benefits program aimed at improving the lives of their staff. The initiative, administered by OCSACare, aims to help support employee wellness for... 

Gold tailings retreatment an attractive proposition in current environment

By: Mia Breytenbach     14th October 2016 The strong performance of the rand gold price, increasingly lower ore grades mined in deeper underground mining operations and higher labour and electricity costs are underscoring the attractiveness of, and accelerating, gold tailings retreatment operations in South Africa, states gold miner... 

High potential for investments in Africa

By: Simone Liedtke     14th October 2016 The African continent, as an emerging and relatively underdeveloped market, displays a significant lag in investment, particularly in primary sectors such as infrastructure. This presents a unique opportunity for investors with a focused approach wanting to generate superior returns, says private... 

Increased interest in machine tools trade exhibition

By: Victor Moolman     14th October 2016 With the machine tools market having grown significantly over the past few years, exhibition specialists Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery plans to expand Machine Tools Africa by extending it from one hall at the Nasrec exhibition centre, in Johannesburg, to two halls in 2017. 

Industrial IT can now leverage cloud services to glean greater detail from data

By: Schalk Burger     14th October 2016 Industrial information technology (IIT) systems are typically robust and resilient to ensure availability of support for safety and production. However, industries can now leverage cloud services and systems to glean greater detail in near real-time from the data generated by their IIT systems,... 

Kariba dam rehabilitation project, Zambia

By: Sheila Barradas     14th October 2016 Work on the Kariba dam wall is set to start in February 2017. 

Local munitions company working on export orders, new products

By: Keith Campbell     14th October 2016 South African grenade, artillery ammunition, rocket propellant and warhead manufacturer Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) hopes to conclude more than one new order before the end of this year. “This includes a significant export contract, about which we cannot reveal any details yet,” says RDM CEO... 

Manufacturer celebrates 60 years of service

     14th October 2016 South African manufacturer and distributor of cutting consumables and distributor of capital equipment First Cut, is celebrating 60 years of supplying cutting solutions to the South African industry. 

Vacuum ejector modifications improve effectiveness

By: Robyn Wilkinson     14th October 2016 Pneumatics products provider SMC Pneumatics has modified its ZH body ported type vacuum ejector so that it is more compact, lightweight and easy to mount. It also has an improved maximum suction flow rate, improving its overall effectiveness and functionality.  The ejector is more compact in... 

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