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Jul 03, 2015
DEPENDABLE SUPPLIER Tswelopele Engineering has established itself as a supplier of voltage regulators, surge arresters and auto-reclosers
Updated 4 hours ago Black-owned engineering specialist Tswelopele Engineering is taking part in Power-Gen Africa (PGA) “to enter new markets and to reach potential solution seekers in all of Africa,” says company CEO Bongane Madondo. PGA, which Madondo describes as a product-awareness...
Jul 03, 2015
Updated 4 hours ago Minerals and energy resources will continue to play an important role in South Africa’s economy. It is what South Africa does that will determine its future. While we have substantial minerals strategic global value, such as platinum-group minerals, titanium, chrome...
Jul 03, 2015
PANASONIC NFC The Panasonic Near Field Communication tag platform comprises a versatile set of NFC integrated circuits and easy-to-use development tools
Updated 4 hours ago Technology company Pitney Bowes SA released the latest version of the CMC CartonWrap ‘Dynamic box on demand’ solution in South Africa this year. CMC CartonWrap is an automatic carton packaging system capable of creating dynamic cardboard boxes from a continuous...
Jul 03, 2015
DYNAMIC PACKING SOLUTION Technology company Pitney Bowes SA released the latest version of the CMC CartonWrap 'Dynamic box on demand' solution in South Africa this year
Updated 4 hours ago Technology company Pitney Bowes SA released the latest version of the CMC CartonWrap ‘Dynamic box on demand’ solution in South Africa this year. CMC CartonWrap is an automatic carton packaging system capable of creating dynamic cardboard boxes from a continuous...
Jul 03, 2015
GENERATING COLLABORATION Events such as Power-Gen Africa are beneficial to Africa’s power sector
Updated 4 hours ago In the interest of being accepted by local communities, events such as Power-Gen Africa (PGA) should partner with local organisations such as coal and energy nonprofit trust the Fossil Fuel Foundation (FFF), says FFF media and web liaison manager Denise O'Callaghan....
Jul 02, 2015
Sappi Southern Africa CEO Alex Thiel
Pulp and paper manufacturer Sappi will sell its Enstra Mill recycled containerboard and kraft papers business, in Springs, to packaging supplier Corruseal Group for an undisclosed amount. The mill would continue to manufacture recycled and lightweight packaging...
Jul 02, 2015
New car sales, which fell by 4.8% in June compared with June last year, are the latest victim of economic uncertainty. Simphiwe Nghona, the executive head for motor retail at Wesbank, talking to ANA about new car sales figures released by the National Association of...
Jul 01, 2015
US aerospace giant Boeing predicts, in its latest commercial market forecast, that over the next 20 years Africa (excluding Egypt, which the manufacturer includes in the Middle East) will need 1 170 aeroplanes, worth $160-billion. VP: Boeing International - Africa...
Jun 30, 2015
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Jun 26, 2015
The 25th African Union summit, held in Johannesburg earlier this month, was thrown into a diplomatic crisis by the controversial entry into (and eventual exit from) the country by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court...
Jun 26, 2015
Remodelling public–private partnerships (PPPs), financing rail infrastructure and light rail as an alternative for passengers and intermodal networks for supply chain efficiency are a few of the topics that will be covered at the eighteenth yearly Africa Rail 2015...
Jun 26, 2015
Black-owned multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm Gibb is exposing its junior engineers to as many large-scale projects as possible to secure development of the company and South Africa’s consulting engineering sector. Gibb environmental services GM and...
Jun 26, 2015
Weakening African currencies have made it more attractive for many economies on the continent to buy second-hand trucks from South Africa, rather than imported vehicles, says Volvo Group South-East Africa president Torbjörn Christensson. Second-hand trucks from South...
Jun 26, 2015
PIPING INFRASTRUCTURE Incledon was contracted to supply a range of products to Engen’s depot terminal upgrade project
The stability of fuel supply in Southern Africa is set to increase significantly, following the completion of petrochemicals company Engen’s depot terminal upgrade project, which involved connecting a pipeline from the Engen depot in Beira, Mozambique to the...
Jun 26, 2015
FUEL RETAIL Africa’s fuel demand is forecast to increase by 50% in the next ten years, driven by economic developments happening on the continent
The profitability of the fuel retail industry has increased steadily before and after the global recession, while prospects remain robust for the industry throughout Africa, says Barclays Africa local division Absa fuel industry business development manager James...
Jun 26, 2015
SIGNIFICANT COST Downtime on continuous miners could cost a mine up to $10 000/h in lost production
Power management company Eaton’s Aeroquip X-Flex high-pressure spiral hose has been meeting performance expectations, helping manufacturers that service continuous miners in South Africa – which operate in highly abrasive environments – to meet their contracted...
Jun 26, 2015
VIS REDDY SRK expects to become increasingly busy in a range of fields associated with the low carbon economy
The downward cycle currently facing the global mining industry has negatively affected consulting engineering firms servicing mining companies, says consulting engineering firm SRK’s newly appointed MD and principal scientist Vis Reddy, adding that this is compounded...
Jun 26, 2015
With 46 years of expertise in the pipes field, wholesale carbon- and mild-steel pipes, fittings and flanges wholesaler Process Pipe has established a national footprint in South Africa, with branches in Sebenza, Johannesburg; Jacobs, Durban; and Bellville South and...
Jun 26, 2015
FAY MUKADDAM New rolling stock is a priority when upgrading rail facilities
If South Africa enhances its railway capacity and is the only country to do so in the Southern Africa region, without attending to north–south, inter-State rail corridors, the benefits of the country’s planned rail upgrades will be a lot less significant, says...
 
 
 
 
Jun 25, 2015
Kenya's president handed one-billion shillings ($10-million) to cash-strapped Mumias Sugar as part of a state bailout and said managers who ran down the firm would be investigated for corruption. Kenya's struggling sugar industry has been protected against cheaper...
Jun 25, 2015
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe
Cabinet has ratified a decision by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to designate the Maluti-A-Phofung (MAP) logistics hub, in Harrismith, in the Free State, an industrial development zone (IDZ), further approving the granting of operator permit for this...
Jun 25, 2015
Sefapanosaurus
South African and Argentinian palaeontologists have named a 200-million year old dinosaur from South Africa‚ “Sefapanosaurus”‚ from the Sesotho word “sefapano”. The researchers from South Africa’s University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of the Witwatersrand...
Jun 25, 2015
Investment holding company, Kagiso Tiso Holdings announces the successful acquisition of a 51% shareholding in the Servest Group (“Servest”) to form the largest, majority black-owned, facilities management company in Africa, in a transaction valuing the group at...
Jun 25, 2015
Babcock has entered into an exclusive technology partnership agreement with local agent Xstream Cleaning Technologies to introduce two revolutionary cleaning methods for removing obstructions created by industrial processes. These technologies are capable of reducing...
Jun 24, 2015
IDC research and information head Jorge Maia
Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to South Africa fell by over 31% last year to $5.72-billion, from $8.3-billion in 2013, the latest World Investment Report (WIR 2015) shows. The decline in what is known to be a volatile number, drawn from South African Reserve...
Jun 24, 2015
Following the recent announcement of the 13 preferred bidders for 1 121 MW of capacity under the enlarged bid window 4 of the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), the May issuance of a request for...
Jun 24, 2015
Government’s investment arm, the Public Investment Cooperation (PIC), and various State development banks and institutions have taken centre stage in South Africa’s private equity investment sector, representing, for the first time, the largest chunk of funds...
Jun 24, 2015
JSE-listed Grindrod has signed an agreement to cooperate with US-based Teras Cargo Transport on US flag shipping services to Southern and Eastern Africa. Under the terms of the agreement, Grindrod would provide shipping and logistics support to Teras, which focused...
Jun 23, 2015
South Africa’s leading hotels are expected to digitally change the way in which guests can check in to hotels in the near future. New programmes and technologies will help speed up and may even do away with the check-in process, says PwC’s Hospitality & Gaming...
 
 
 
 
Jun 23, 2015
Transnet acting CEO Siyabonga Gama
Freight logistics group Transnet has secured a R2.8-billion loan from Germany’s KfW Development Bank to fund part of its 1064 locomotives acquisition programme. Transnet would use the proceeds to fund the acquisition of 240 electric locomotives to be built in...
Jun 22, 2015
South African explosives and specialty chemicals group AECI has entered into an agreement to acquire Malawi-based agrochemicals, seeds and spraying equipment distributor Farmers Organisation Limited (FOL) from Rendale Holdings for an undisclosed amount. This formed...
Jun 22, 2015
Corazza area sales manager for West and North Africa Paolo Valmori
Africa was an important, continuously growing market, presenting opportunities to attract new potential customers, said Italian packaging machine manufacturer Corazza area sales manager for West and North Africa Paolo Valmori. He told Engineering News Online on...
Jun 19, 2015
CA Southern Africa has announced that CA Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rally Software Development Corp. , a leading provider of Agile development software and services, for $19.50 per share, which equates to approximately $480 million, net...
Jun 19, 2015
ASX-listed Lemur Resources has accepted an off-market takeover offer by majority shareholder Bushveld Minerals that sees the Africa-focused group paying A$0.06 for each ordinary Lemur share, valuing the company at A$10.87-million. Noting that it had accepted the...
Jun 19, 2015
SECURING SOLUTION The KE922 is an easy-to-use tensioning hand tool with a manual cutoff handle
Stainless-steel clamping solutions provider Banding & Identification Solutions last month delivered 200 of the company’s proprietary stainless steel Band-It ties to communication device and services provider Communication Technology Broadcasting (CTB) to tie down the...
Jun 19, 2015
The Southern Africa subsidiary of global manufacturing specialist Haver & Boecker is being assigned to increase after-sales service support, thus expanding the German group’s presence in Africa, says Haver Southern Africa GM Demelza Mulligan. She tells Engineering...
Jun 19, 2015
GATHERING The Manufacturing Indaba will host 80 exhibitors that will showcase new manufacturing trends and the latest products and technologies
The second yearly Manufacturing Indaba is expected to attract 350 high-level government and private-sector manufacturing delegates, compared with last year’s 240 delegates, says event organiser Siyenza Management. The Manufacturing Indaba, which is taking place from...
Jun 19, 2015
YUGAN MOODLEY We want to operate in-country and become part of every African country’s culture
South Africa remains an important market and source of revenue for Germany-headquartered machine tools manufacturer Robert Bosch Power Tools, says Southern Africa regional sales director Yugan Moodley. “South Africa contributed about 60% of Bosch’s Africa-based...
Jun 18, 2015
Trade unions and the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) on Thursday called for a judicial enquiry into Eskom’s business and declared its intention to make submissions to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa)...
 
 
 
 
Jun 18, 2015
The impact of convergence, driven by connectivity, is the key component that focuses on the future of all industries and businesses across the globe. The Growth Innovation Leadership (GIL) 2015: Africa congress returns to Africa for its fifth consecutive year on...
Jun 17, 2015
Seifsa chief economist Henk Langenhoven
Yielding to State-owned power utility Eskom’s “massive” tariff hike requests will cripple a critical engine of the South African economy – the metals and engineering sector, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has warned. The...
Jun 12, 2015
Jun 12, 2015
The US government officially opened its new, four-storey United States Agency for International Development (USAID) office, in Totius street, Pretoria, on Friday. The nearly 8 000 m2 environment-friendly building received a Green Building Council of South Africa...
Jun 12, 2015
A.b.e. Construction Chemicals is supplying its VIP Polyurea waterproofing system for an extremely unusual application on one of the main arterials in the heart of the Cape Town CBD. a.b.e. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Noel Abendroth, a.b.e. Polyurea...
 
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