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Capitalise on huge investment in the manufacturing sector

     14th July 2016 The future for manufacturing in the KwaZulu-Natal region is looking especially bright, with a number of substantial recently completed projects and newly announced projects seeing a large cash injection from well-known companies. In mid-April, the second phase of the upgrade and expansion to... 

RS Components extends portfolio of high-quality affordable personal protection equipment with Weller ‘Zero-Smog’ filtration unit

     11th July 2016 RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, is extending its offering of high-quality safety equipment with the affordable Zero-Smog EL filtration unit from Weller, which provides protection for engineers working in soldering environments and... 

DEHN Africa reflects on Africa Utility Week 2016

     1st June 2016 DEHN Africa and local partner, Lightning Protection Services, collaborated and participated in the recent 16th annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa. The only global meeting place, conference and trade exhibition for African power and water utility professionals; this event took... 

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

     27th May 2016 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... 

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... 

Port of Durban appoints first female deputy harbour master 

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th April 2016 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed Port of Durban’s first black female deputy harbour master – nautical, effective May 1. Pinky Zungu, who was one of the first three women in Africa to obtain a marine pilot open licence in 2011, would now be tasked with managing marine pilots,... 

DEHNcheck camera enables technicians to see the hidden

     18th April 2016 Tracing electrical wiring in walls or anywhere else can be a tricky task, one that involves more than just looking for the visible and non-visible wires. To figure out exactly where the wires are, one would also have to look for the outlets and appliances to which each wire connects. Furthermore,... 

KITE 2017 – driving increased manufacturing industry turnover

     7th April 2016 In his 2016 Budget Speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that spending programmes over the next three years include R10.2 billion for manufacturing development incentives. This bodes extremely well for local industry and is indicative of the great potential that resides in this... 

The importance of periodically testing portable earthing and short-circuiting equipment

     15th March 2016 Reduced cable cross-sections of portable earthing and short-circuiting devices (EaS devices), resulting from copper corrosion and breakage of conductor strands or increased resistances in the connections, may have fatal consequences when subjected to short-circuit currents. It is therefore... 

The importance of testing and monitoring surge protective devises for IT systems

     10th March 2016 Lightning, which is categorised into distant, nearby or direct lightning strikes, may cause transient over voltages. Even if the point of strike is several kilometres away, the energy entering the buildings via the conductors might still destroy electrical and electronic consumers. Lightning... 

US Demand for Midstream Oil & Gas Equipment Will Decline

     2nd March 2016 Demand for equipment used in midstream oil and gas applications in the US is expected to decline to $10.5 billion in 2019 as a low oil and gas price environment limits production growth and US midstream infrastructure becomes better adapted to the recent shifts in energy production within the... 

Resources Watch 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th February 2016 This week: AMCU claims substandard safety equipment, procedures led to fatalities at Implats And, Power generation is still driving uranium demand, but environmental, health concerns persist 

Business matchmaking sessions to be a hit again at exhibition

     29th January 2016 Following last year’s success, after it was launched at the co-located Securex and A-OSH EXPO exhibitions, the Business Matchmaking Programme expected to be an attraction at this year’s event, says exhibitions organiser Specialised Exhibitions director Joshua Low.  

AMCU claims substandard safety equipment, procedures led to fatalities at Implats 

By: Ilan Solomons     27th January 2016 The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has decried the loss of life at platinum miner Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Rustenburg mine, in the North West, in December and January. Union president Joseph Mathunjwa told journalists on Wednesday that the fatal incidents at 14 Shaft... 

SMEs benefiting from cost-saving steam boilers

     22nd January 2016 Small and medium steam applications are benefiting from Cape Town-based boiler manufacturing company Cape Boiler & Heater’s flash-type steam boilers, Steamatic. 

Save the date for KITE 2017 – KZN’s leading industrial exhibition

     18th January 2016 KZN Industrial Technology Exhibition 2017, will be held once again at the Durban Exhibition Centre, from 25 to 28 July, and promises to bring high calibre visitors focused on sourcing new technology and services. With 2015 attendance figures showing that 97% of visitors were from KwaZulu-Natal,... 

Xtract Resources set to restart operations in Chile

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th January 2016 Operations at Xtract Resources’ Chepica gold and copper mine, in Chile, are set to resume, following the completion of recommended work suggested by the country’s Inspector of Mines. In December, the mine’s processing plant was closed after two fatal accidents occurred when an individual,... 

DEHN AFRICA officially opens new training academy

     8th December 2015 Dehn Africa (Pty) Ltd, the local subsidiary of Germany-based lightning and surge protection, earthing components and safety equipment manufacturer, DEHN + SÖHNE, officially launched the DEHNacademy to local partners and the media at its second annual partner awards event. DEHNacademy will offer... 

Problem solving through original solution creation

     3rd December 2015 As a child it was easy to think that anything was possible. Even as a young creative, entering the tech industry 23 years ago, I was a strong believer in the possibility of creating my own solution to any problem I came across. As long as I had the drive, the vision and the tools to make it... 

Creating working business solutions from start to finish

     20th November 2015 Netshield, a WestconGroup Southern Africa business, provides special development for local businesses, giving them the tools and skills required to transform an idea into a tangible, innovative and working business solution. Drawing from its pool of highly-skilled and qualified engineers from... 

Huguenot tunnel north bore project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th October 2015 Owing to safety concerns, construction of the north bore at the Huguenot tunnel has become essential. 

Brake reduces vehicle stopping distance by up to 40%

     2nd October 2015 Sweden-based automotive safety systems manufacturer Autoliv is showcasing a new vacuum braking system – the Torricelli brake – developed to significantly reduce the stopping distance for autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in vehicles. The Torricelli brake is a vacuum-induced plate below a... 

Huguenot Tunnel to be expanded to dual carriageway 

By: Natalie Greve     8th September 2015 A rise in traffic volumes has necessitated the development of a second, northerly bore at the Western Cape’s Huguenot Tunnel to allow for a dual carriageway, South Africa announced during a media briefing at the tunnel on Tuesday. The 4 km tunnel reduced the road travelling distance between Paarl... 

SANRAL proposes Huguenot Tunnel refurbishment and upgrade

     8th September 2015 Construction of the second bore at the Huguenot Tunnel has become essential due to safety concerns and a steady increase in traffic volumes over the years. Speaking at a media briefing at the tunnel today, Mr Tiago Massingue, Project Manager at the South African National Roads Agency (SOC) Ltd... 

Why surge protection for petrol stations is critical

     4th August 2015 Petrol stations are highly vulnerable to lightning strikes and surges due to their extremely sensitive control and display systems. The necessity of a lightning protection system is essential when considering the highly flammable sources of ignition on site. Prudent building regulations dictate... 

Nameplate Centre

     22nd August 2014 Nameplate Centre services a large segment of the mining, construction, government, metropolitan, municipal and sub-Saharan African region with visibility signage, safety equipment and branding. Established in May this year, the company specialises in creating road or traffic signs, including... 

Company to showcase complete offering at trade show 

By: Ilan Solomons     13th June 2014 Industrial gas company Afrox is preparing to showcase its product and service offering at the 2014 Electra Mining Africa trade show, which will be held from September 15 to 19 at the Nasrec Expo Centre, in Johannesburg. This follows a successful exhibition of its product and service offering last... 

Company introduces new product range

By: Jonathan Rodin     28th February 2014 Lightning and surge protection, electrical safety, and test and measurement specialists Surgetek will introduce its thermal imaging power quality analysers, test and measurement equipment, as well as its new range of surge arresters, at the Power-Gen Africa 2014 exhibition, to be held in Cape... 

Vision Transport (Pty) Ltd signs the Responsible Care Public Commitment

     16th January 2014 Vision Transport has become the latest member of the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association to sign the Responsible Care Public Commitment, thereby committing the company to implement the Guiding Principles of this voluntary initiative of the chemical industry. “To ensure that chemicals are... 

79% of SA’s yearly packaging glass consumption diverted from landfill

By: Carina Borralho     1st November 2013 South Africa’s official organisation for promoting glass recycling, The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC), recycled more than 330 000 t of nonreturnable bottles and jars in its last fiscal year and, therefore, it contributed significantly to 79% of all yearly glass consumption in South Africa being... 

Increased interest in PPE

By: David Oliveira     18th October 2013 Safety products supplier Bramhope Safety Solutions is increasingly being approached by South African organisations for their work apparel and personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions, Bramhope CEO Isak Marais tells Engineering News. This is owing to companies having to manage significantly... 

Cost-effective welding simulator for industrial training

By: Schalk Burger     8th March 2013 An affordable gas metal arc virtual welding simulator enables schools, colleges and even companies to begin entry-level welding training, or to use the simulator to assess the talents of new entrants, says education systems company Edit Microsystems product manager Tamryn Smit. The light,... 

Transmission projects play critical role in distribution of future generation capacity

By: Gia Costella     8th February 2013 Electrical component suppliers ARB Electrical Wholesalers, a member of JSE-listed ARB Holdings, is set to play a significant role in the distribution of power generated by State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers (IPPs), particularly those participating in the Renewable... 


By: Asha Ramsaran     23rd November 2012 Tenders for work in the Europe  


By: Asha Ramsaran     16th November 2012 Tenders for work in the Europe  

Demand for rope access services increasing

By: Yolandi Booyens     14th September 2012 Safety equipment and training provider Vertical Safety Systems (VSS) sales manager Shaun Wakelin states that easier access to rope-access services and the availability of better-qualified technicians are contributing to rising demand for such services. He adds that growing awareness among... 

Institute to introduce new welding safety course

By: Gia Costella     14th September 2012 The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) plans to introduce a new training course by year-end, which is aimed at improving welding safety in many industries, including the mining sector, says SAIW executive director Jim Guild. Although the course has not yet been named officially, Guild... 

Company Announcement:Exhibitor Update - Ndede Company

     14th May 2012 Based in Accra, Ndede Company has been supplying consumables, safety equipment and engineering products to the mining industries across West Africa for almost 13 years.  


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