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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.

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Tackling Safety 'The Meerkat Way' Paying Dividends For Chryso Group

     Updated 4 hours ago The Chryso Southern  Africa Group's "The Meerkat Way" occupational health and safety programme is paying substantial dividends with no incidents reported at the company's plants since the programme was launched in 2015, says Andries Marais, GM Operations for Chryso, which is this year celebrating... 

Disused Saldanha quarry emerging as new liquid petroleum gas hub

By: Dylan Slater     27th May 2016 A liquid petroleum gas (LPG) terminal and import infrastructure is being constructed by energy infrastructure company Sunrise Energy in Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape, to curb historical LPG shortages and meet potential future requirements for gas-fired power plants and other industrial energy... 

A sobering visit to Chernobyl 30 years on

     27th May 2016 Watching a post-apocalyptic movie doesn’t do justice to the experience of walking down the main road of the model Soviet town of Prypyat thirty years after it was evacuated in the aftermath of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident. What was once a spacious boulevard is now a forest hiding... 

Company distributes stainless steel safety hinge solution

     27th May 2016 The Leuze S420  stainless steel safety hinge switch, available from South African sensor solutions provider Countapulse Controls, offers an ideal solution for mechanically and hygienically challenging applications such as the food and beverage, pharmaceuticals or cosmetics industries. It is... 

Disused Saldanha quarry emerging as new liquid petroleum gas hub

By: Dylan Slater     27th May 2016 A liquid petroleum gas (LPG) terminal and import infrastructure are being constructed by energy infrastructure company Sunrise Energy, in Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape, to curb historical LPG shortages and meet potential future requirements for gas-fired power plants and other industrial... 

Global nuclear agency ready to help African countries adopt atomic power

By: Keith Campbell     27th May 2016 The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, has reaffirmed his organisation's readiness to help African countries adopt nuclear energy, if they wish to. "Your country [South Africa] is the only established user of nuclear power [in Africa]. Other countries... 

Hino lowers sales sights after tough first quarter

By: Irma Venter     27th May 2016 Following a poor first quarter, Hino South Africa (SA) has adjusted its forecast for the South African truck market down from 28 000 units, as predicted at the beginning of the year, to 25 000 units, says Hino SA VP Ernie Trautmann. The local truck market reached 30 611 units in 2015. 

Largest fibre manufacturing plant opens in KZN

     27th May 2016 Nonwoven product manufacturer Fibertex South Africa’s manufacturing plant in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal – which is one of six Fibertex factories in the world – is now the largest nonwoven geotextiles manufacturing facility in Africa. 

Piano key weir solutions investigated at ICOLD 2016

By: Simon Sonnekus     27th May 2016 The investigation into the structural behaviour of piano key weirs was put under the spotlight at the 2016 annual International Commission on Large Dams Meeting (ICOLD), which was held at the Sandton Convention Centre from May 15 to 20. Speaking at the eighty-fourth edition of the meeting,... 

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... 

Safety and performance trump cost

     27th May 2016 Choosing between fibreglass and steel, and performance versus cost can be bewildering when it comes to installing floor gratings. Frequently, the decision is cost-driven, which can pose a serious threat to safety on site and therefore to employees. Grating and handrail manufacturer Vital... 

SA’s first lighthouse still in working order – 192 years on

By: Jade Davenport     27th May 2016 It is said that there are more than 3 000 shipwrecks off the coast of South Africa. This should hardly be surprising, given that our coastline, particularly the section around the Cape, which was originally christened Cabos das Tormentas (Cape of Storms) by Bartolomeu Dias, the first Portuguese... 

Stainless steel imports problematic – association

By: Nadine James     27th May 2016 Stainless steel industry body Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) executive director John Tarboton says some imported stainless steel products do not have the correct alloy composition to adequately fulfil their functions. He explains that this conclusion is partially... 

Steel strapping enhances conventional tyre wall barrier

By: Nadine James     27th May 2016 Phase 1 of the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit’s revamp comprised the track upgrade, including its lengthening, realignment and resurfacing, as well as the replacement and assembly of the tyre wall barriers, for which Kyalami management used stainless steel band and buckle manufacturer Banding &... 

No Keys No Worries

     26th May 2016 Have the kids lost the house keys … again and now you are concerned that your home’s security and family’s safety have been compromised? Or have you ever come home, tired after fighting through the traffic, only to discover that you have left your house keys at the office? Imagine you no longer... 

DEHN drives protection of electric vehicles charging infrastructure

     26th May 2016 South Africa’s first commercially available fully electric car was introduced in October 2013. Despite the frequently asked question of whether the country was ready for the electric car, for obvious reasons, the world is going green and so must we; it is merely an adaptation of the environment... 

Esor returns to FY profitability

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th May 2016 Civils and construction group Esor on Thursday posted a return to profitability for the year ended February 29, 2016, after a “painful” restructuring that set the JSE-listed group on a more stable path for recovery and growth. Esor swung to a profit of R3.7-million for the year under review, from... 

Centerra vows to fight two enviro rulings as Kyrgyz woes continue 

By: Henry Lazenby     26th May 2016 Canada’s Centerra Gold is having a busy week at the Kyrgyz courts after the company received two rulings in two days against its wholly owned subsidiary Kumtor Operating Company (KOC) for alleged environmental infractions at its eponymous mine in the country. Centerra also had to defend itself... 

Resources Watch

     25th May 2016 This week: Minister launches long-term acid mine water solution Government push can make South African mining fly again And, fatigue management prevents accidents and enhances output 

Half a million construction workers could be at risk

By: News24Wire      25th May 2016 About 500 000 workers are risking their lives on construction sites that do not comply with health and safety laws, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said on Tuesday. As much as 40% of the industry did not comply with these laws, which translated to about 5 000 construction sites across the country. 

Tongaat Mall collapse report to be given to NPA

By: News24Wire      25th May 2016 The findings of the 2013 Tongaat Mall collapse will be handed to the NPA for a decision on whether to prosecute anyone, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said on Tuesday. An investigation found contraventions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and construction regulations. 

Pit collapse kills at least 13 in Myanmar jade-mining district

By: Reuters     24th May 2016 A collapse at an illegal mine killed at least 13 people in Myanmar's northern Kachin State, a resident involved in rescue efforts said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of deadly accidents to hit the jade-mining area. The wall of the pit in Weikha Village in Hpakant, the centre of the opaque... 

WBHO achieves one million accident free hours at Kumasi City Mall

     24th May 2016 WBHO Ghana, currently constructing the new Kumasi City Mall in Ghana has recently achieved one million lost time injury free hours since the start of the project in March 2015 This Safety milestone marks the third time in four years that WHBO has achieved one million LTI free hours for a building... 

Samsung Bioepis' Biologics License Application for SB2 Infliximab Biosimilar Accepted by U.S. Food and Drug Administration

     24th May 2016 Samsung Bioepis  Ltd. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review the company’s Biologics License Application for SB2, a biosimilar candidate referencing Remicade® (infliximab), for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis,... 

First permanent infrastructure being built at new DRC tin mine

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2016 The first permanent mining infrastructure is being built at the proposed new tin mine at Bisie, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), for which $130-million is being raised. Alphamin Resources CEO Boris Kamstra said the return airway drive being built would be used to acclimatise mining... 

Afrisam Donates Fire Extinguishing Equipment To Protect The Livelihood Of Local Community Members

     23rd May 2016 AfriSam’s Ulco cement factory contributed towards the safety and prosperity of local community members when it donated much needed fire extinguishing equipment to emerging farmers at Koopmansfontein farm in the Frances Baard District Municipality, Northern Cape. The donation included 15 backpack... 

Murray & Roberts Buildings Gives Old Dame A Major Makeover

     23rd May 2016 For most in the building sector, a project of the sheer magnitude and complexities of the Menlyn Park Reconfiguration Phase 2 project comes once or twice in their lifetime. This is just one of the reasons why Murray & Roberts Buildings operations director, Rui Santos, is so excited about handing... 

Murray & Roberts Buildings Gives Old Dame a Major Makeover

     23rd May 2016 For most in the building sector, a project of the sheer magnitude and complexities of the Menlyn Park Reconfiguration Phase 2 project comes once or twice in their lifetime. 

Afrisam Invests In The Economic Development Of Lesotho And Its People

     23rd May 2016 As the leading supplier of concrete materials in southern Africa, AfriSam has been supplying the Lesotho nation with superior quality cement for over half a century. The company established a physical presence in Lesotho when it opened its distribution centre in Maseru in 1999.  This year AfriSam... 

Opinion Piece: Zero tolerance for alcohol in the warehousing environment

     23rd May 2016 Alcohol use and abuse in the workplace is a challenge across many sectors, but can be a particular problem in industries where employees need to deal with hazardous conditions or operate heavy machinery. The warehousing environment is one such industry, as employees must often work with and... 

About Bidvest Faclities Management

     20th May 2016 Bidvest Facilities Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the JSE-listed Bidvest group, is one of the premier Facilities Management solutions companies in southern Africa, providing a wide range customised and end-to-end integrated facilities management services to the industrial, engineering,... 

To regain FDI ranking, South Africa must ‘rebuild trust’ with investors 

By: Terence Creamer     20th May 2016 South Africa’s absence – for the second year running – from the top 25 countries listed in AT Kearney’s annual foreign direct investment (FDI) confidence index is suggestive of heightened investor concern about perceived political, policy and regulatory instability. Africa region head Wim... 

Report outlines transformation framework for construction globally

By: David Oliveira     20th May 2016 Thirty measures that form part of a construction industry transformation framework are detailed in a new report called ‘Shaping the Future of Construction: A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology’, which was compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEC), in collaboration with The Boston Consulting... 

Experience outweighs cost – piling contractor

By: Nadine James     20th May 2016 Entrusting piling projects to inexperienced operators who cut costs to secure business could result in harmful consequences, warns piling specialist and contractor Gauteng Piling (GP). “Proper piling is critical to the durability and safety of any new structure, as it provides the foundations of... 

Green car ferry going into operation mid-2017

     20th May 2016 German electronics and industrial conglomerate Siemens has been commissioned to provide a complete electro-technical solution for a car ferry for Finnish sea and lake transport provider FinFerries.  

Modular electric drive system to start volume production in 2018

     20th May 2016 Last month, powertrain, chasis and safety technology developers ZF Motion and Mobility announced that its new electric drive system, which is based on a modular approach, will start volume production with a European vehicle manufacturer in 2018. 

EU eases black-spot rules on South African citrus destined for juicing

By: Terence Creamer     19th May 2016 The European Union (EU) has announced plans to partially relax citrus black spot (CBS) regulations on fruit exported from South Africa from June 1. The European Commission decided earlier this month that South African citrus exports destined exclusively for industrial processing into juice would... 

Bill to aid retrenched workers gets one step closer

By: News24Wire      19th May 2016 The Unemployment Insurance Act amendment bill is one step closer to becoming a reality after it was passed in the National Assembly on Thursday. The bill, which was introduced by Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant, was widely supported as a safety net for those who lose their jobs. 

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