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Apr 23, 2014
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has outlined plans for the development of a new health and allied sciences university into which the Medical University of Southern Africa (Medunsa) campus of the University of Limpopo, located in Ga-Rankuwa, will...
Apr 23, 2014
Eighty-seven years old in 2014, Barloworld Equipment’s mechanised solutions have helped shape southern Africa’s civil infrastructure and mining landscape since 1927, partnering with public and private sector clients to achieve engineered outcomes that have a...
Apr 22, 2014
Dean Griffin, who has more than 28 years experience in physical asset management, will be one of speakers at this year’s Southern African Asset Management Association Conference, which takes place from 12 to 14 May at the CTICC in Cape Town. Griffin is of the...
Apr 18, 2014
BACK FROM THE DEAD The expected life span of the Pacific trucks was 25 years, but a rebuild extended its life span a further ten years
South Africa’s growth and development rely significantly on services and solutions from the heavy-hauling industry, State-owned power utility Eskom subsidiary Rotek and Roshcon head of multi-axles logistics services Dennis Child says.
Apr 18, 2014
Position: CEO of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) Main Activity of the Company: Seifsa's core business is to represent and promote the interests of business in South Africa, in particular the metals and engineering industries,...
Apr 18, 2014
POWERING PROGRESS Aggreko’s diesel generation hire fleet ranges from 20 kVA to 1 500 kVA
Temporary power and temperature control solutions provider Aggreko is providing critical power generation systems and solutions for projects operating in some of the most isolated parts of the African continent, Aggreko Southern Africa local business head Martin...
Apr 18, 2014
LINKING UP Mozambique and Malawi are undertaking a joint transmission project in coordination with the World Bank
The commissioning of about 22 000 MW of new generation capacity in the Southern African region by 2017 will require new transmission networks to evacuate power from generation stations to load centres in the region, according to Southern African Power Pool (SAPP)...
Apr 16, 2014
The enrolment of students into technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges has grown by 131% since 2010 but there are still challenges that must be addressed through industry and college partnerships.
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Apr 11, 2014
OEM compliant for mining, construction and general industry Barloworld Equipment has introduced an advanced Master Class hydraulic hose assembly training programme, which is being rolled out across all its operating centres in southern Africa, ensuring that the...
Apr 11, 2014
In support of the South African government’s mandate to create more jobs and promote sustainable development, multilevel marketing company Amway’ business model aims to assist government in easing the startup of business and encourage an entrepreneurial mindset...
Apr 11, 2014
In response to the growing demand for efficient and cost-effective methods of industrial floor preparation and rehabilitation, flooring solutions provider Diamond Products launched its new ranges of floor grinding, polishing and cleaning systems onto the South...
Apr 11, 2014
Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie and Austrian engineering company Mettop have formed a strategic alliance to introduce a new patented cooling technology for metallurgical furnaces to Southern Africa.
Apr 10, 2014
The State-owned Development of Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has issued the first request for project proposals from public and private entities seeking to tap the European Union’s (EU’s) R1.6-billion (€100-million) Infrastructure Investment Programme for...
Apr 10, 2014
South Africa’s mining companies have the highest level of female representation at board level, followed by Canada, while Australia has the lowest percentage of women in executive management positions in the industry, a recent report by professional services firm...
Apr 10, 2014
International mining, industrial, construction and power generation show Electra Mining Africa expands footprint into Africa with shows in Botswana, Ghana and Zambia and back to Johannesburg in September. Delivering a high return on investment for exhibitors and...
Apr 09, 2014
Ranger production at the Silverton plant, South Africa
Labour stability in South Africa was not a Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) issue, or even an automotive industry issue, but a “country discussion”, said Ford Motor Company (FMC) Europe, Middle East and Africa president Stephen Odell on Wednesday....
Apr 09, 2014
Processing specialist B&E International’s appointment as the BOO contractor for the crushing, agglomeration and stacking plant for the 17 000 tpa Tschudi copper project in northern Namibia represents a milestone in the company’s strategic plan to build on its...
Apr 08, 2014
Southern Africa’s first ever wind atlas, developed to help government and industry to identify high-potential wind development zones, has reached the end of its first stage and is to be expanded following new funding commitments. The Wind Atlas for South Africa...
 
 
 
 
Apr 08, 2014
Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, recently announced its Crown ES 4000 pedestrian / ET 4000 rider stacker series earned a GOOD DESIGN Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for...
Apr 08, 2014
South Africa’s businesses will face increasing pressure to transform as the African National Congress (ANC) is pressed by opposition parties and the nation’s poor to combat unemployment and inequality. Two decades after the country’s inaugural democratic...
Apr 07, 2014
Apr 07, 2014
Seventy six million older people around the world are being excluded from vital healthcare, with life expectancy at 60 decreasing or static in 38 out of 194 countries, says HelpAge International’s campaigning network Age Demands Action on World Health Day. “The...
Apr 07, 2014
As we celebrate 20 years of democracy in South Africa, each individual and organisation should consider what that means for us, how things have changed in those two decades and where we would like the country to be in 20 years’ time. An important part of that is...
Apr 04, 2014
Goscor Rental Company, a division of Imperial’s Goscor Lift Truck Company, has made significant headway since its major restructuring and realignment just on 18 months ago. “Our re-engineered business plan, which extended our focus to include the sales of...
Apr 04, 2014
The recent Africa-European Union (EU) Summit, which took place in Brussels, Belgium, in early April, reinforced the ongoing shift in development assistance away from traditional aid packages in areas such as infrastructure, health and agricultural development....
Apr 04, 2014
In the past 15 years, the price of fuel has increased by more than 560% which is equal to an average increase of 13% year on year.   The average CPI over the same period was 5.25% which means that effectively fuel increases have surpassed the CPI index by 247%....
Apr 04, 2014
MADE IN CHINA The latest products and innovations will be showcased
Buyers of handheld and power tools will have direct, face-to-face access to a large number of Greater China suppliers during the yearly Hardware and Building Materials exhibition of China Sourcing Fair, where the latest products and innovations in this tool sector...
Apr 04, 2014
South African airline group Comair has ordered eight future generation Boeing 737MAX airliners, for delivery in the period 2019/2021, and has taken options on eight more. The eight aircraft are worth $830-million, but the South African company, which operates two...
 
 
 
 
Apr 04, 2014
DUST-COLLECTION SYSTEM Complete high-efficiency particulate absorption filters are used in the dust collectors of the Diamatic system
Specialist in the manufacture, assembly, sales and support of diamond tools and equipment Diamond Products, says that it has noted a significant increase in the sale of its Diamatic range of equipment and vacuum dust control systems since launching these products at...
Apr 04, 2014
Wholly owned subsidiary of Hudaco Trading and industrial power tools distributor Rutherford was established in South Africa in 1912. In its early years, the company mainly sold general engineering requisites in the shape of packings, brassware, belting but, in latter...
Apr 01, 2014
Southern Africa country president Eric Léger
Global energy management specialist Schneider Electric is aiming to aggressively expand its Southern African footprint in the coming few years and has earmarked Angola, Mozambique and Zambia as priority territories for its regional business development. Southern...
Apr 01, 2014
Leading manufacturer of pneumatic and hydraulic hand pumps Leitenberger – represented in Southern Africa by Instrotech – is offering portable pneumatic and hydraulic pressure kits for on-site calibration. To calibrate a pressure reading instrument – such as a...
Apr 01, 2014
CLF are proud and excited to announce the 100% acquisition of CLF-Concrete Laser Flooring Pty Ltd from Abbeydale Building and Civils. The aim of this acquisition was to broaden our customer base and reward long serving employees with a direct shareholding in the...
Apr 01, 2014
Service delivery and professional integrity are the two primary drivers behind the success of Somerset West-based dynamic environmental management consultants Greenmined Environmental. The company was founded in early 2012 by Sonette Smit, whose environmental...
Mar 31, 2014
Independent oil and gas group SacOil and the Public Investment Corporation have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Instituto De Gestão Das Participações Do Estado (IGEPE) aimed at regulating a long-term partnership that will look to develop...
Mar 31, 2014
RAEng international policy adviser for Africa Meredith Ettridge
The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), which is dedicated to promoting excellence in engineering in the UK and abroad, is optimistic that African engineers will respond enthusiastically to its inaugural ‘Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation’. The initiative...
Mar 28, 2014
The population explosion in sub-Saharan Africa means that 2 billion people on the African continent will have to be fed by 2050. Silo capacity for grain storage in this part of the world is scarce and South Africa’s neighbours will increasingly use our...
Mar 28, 2014
CITY OF JOHANNESBURG The city is on its way to being one of the top ten greenest cities in Africa
The difficulties of accessing international financial assistance and meeting stringent borrowing conditions were a collective barrier to fully developing and rolling out climate change programmes for the City of Johannesburg, said city mayor Parks Tau at the C40...
 
 
 
 
Mar 28, 2014
Mar 28, 2014
EMPOWERING RURAL COMMUNITIES Project Grow comprises more than 4 500 tree growers, from small individual growers to larger community projects, farming on about 19 250 ha
Paper and packaging group Sappi Southern Africa’s Project Grow programme is supporting emerging historically disadvantaged tree growers to produce timber for the local paper, pulp and board industries. Sappi Southern Africa CEO Alex Thiel tells Engineering News...
Mar 28, 2014
The World Bank's board has approved a $73-million grant to help the Democratic Republic of Congo develop an expansion of the Inga hydroelectric dam.
Mar 28, 2014
SUSTAINABLE FOOD SOURCE The capacity of sugar cane to grow rapidly has made it the world’s number one energy crop
The widespread practice of burning sugar cane prior to harvest is becoming a challenge, particularly in Southern Africa, as it causes air pollution and biomass residue (cane trash), which could otherwise be burned to generate heat and create electricity, says global...
Mar 28, 2014
The European Union (EU) has appointed the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) as its fund manager for a €100-million programme designed to accelerate the preparation of social and economic infrastructure projects in South Africa and the broader region. Known...
 
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