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Jan 29, 2015
Updated 2 hours 56 minutes ago Caterpillar’s e-book versions of the 144 page ‘Guide to Asphalt Compaction’ and the 124 page ‘Guide to Soil Compaction’ are now available and can be downloaded for free. “These e-books take a practical approach to the complex topics of compaction and provide examples...
Jan 29, 2015
Updated 3 hours ago The Chryso Southern Africa Group’s decision to increase its emphasis on exports is paying dividends with the growth in the Group’s export sales last year for the first time showing substantially bigger sales growth than local sales, says Norman Seymore,...
Jan 27, 2015
Bidvest Car Rental, a subsidiary of Bidvest Group, would cease to operate as Budget car, van and truck rental in Southern Africa from February 28. Bidvest had managed the Budget car and van rental franchise in the southern Africa region for more than 20 years but the...
Jan 27, 2015
The 94.3 MWp Sishen solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, in the Northern Cape, was expected to deliver 216 GWh/y of electricity into power utility Eskom’s national grid. The plant, which was built by Spanish firm Acciona and commissioned by Spanish consulting firm Enertis,...
Jan 27, 2015
Pinnacle Africa, one of Southern Africa’s largest information and communication technology distributors, recently took the wraps off their first branded phone, the Proline SP4. With a four inch display, quad-core Snapdragon processor and Windows Phone 8.1 user...
Jan 27, 2015
A recent survey revealed that major global mining companies had suffered impairment losses of $70-billion in 2013/14, reflecting the impact of the current low commodity price cycle. The ‘Mining Financial Reporting Survey 2014’, compiled by financial services firm...
Jan 27, 2015
Yes, empty-nesters will still find the Jazz attractive, but the new model should also appeal to the younger customer, says Honda Motor Southern Africa (HMSA) operations director Graham Eagle. He believes the more dynamic-looking Jazz – the third iteration – will...
Jan 27, 2015
Petochemicals group Sasol and the Lion Match Company have inked a deal that will see Sasol subsidiary and candle manufacturer Price’s Candles being absorbed into Lion’s portfolio of homecare brands. Lion Match Company group CEO Alisdair Sinclair said the acquisition...
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Jan 23, 2015
South Africa is poised to add yet more concentrating solar power (CSP) capacity, with two additional preferred projects named by the Department of Energy (DoE) and two others reaching financial close in December. The development brings to seven the number of active...
Jan 22, 2015
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Jan 22, 2015
Kenya’s raw sugar production is expected to rise 4% to 617,039 tonnes in 2015, buoyed by extra factory capacity and improved supply of cane, the industry regulator said on Wednesday. East Africa's biggest economy has an annual sugar deficit of around 200 000 tonnes,...
Jan 21, 2015
Private equity investor Ethos has bought a controlling interest in Southern Africa-focused aftermarket automotive parts retailer and wholesaler AutoZone for an undisclosed amount.
Jan 19, 2015
Integrated Pump Technology of South Africa has commissioned its new 90 kW test tank facility at its 1 200 m2 premises in Bartlett, Johannesburg, which includes a warehouse, rental division and full service and repair capability. “More and more customers are demanding...
Jan 16, 2015
On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) EMB-202A Ipanema crop duster. This is the most recent version...
Jan 16, 2015
On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuels powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) EMB-202A Ipanema crop-duster. This is the most recent version...
Jan 16, 2015
Independent oil producer SacOil, the Public Investment Corporation and Mozambique State-owned firm the Instituto de Gestão das Participações do Estado (IGEPE) have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) to evaluate the technical and commercial feasibility of a...
Jan 15, 2015
Chryso Southern Africa, the largest construction chemicals specialist in South Africa, offers a full range of cement additives to optimise different stages of the cement manufacturing process, explains Trevor Smith, newly appointed General Manager: Cement....
Jan 15, 2015
Pinnacle Africa, one of Southern Africa’s largest ICT distributors, recently took the wraps off their first branded phone, the Proline SP4, available to the market from 30 January at a recommended retail price of R999.00. The Proline SP4 breaks out of the mould of...
 
 
 
 
Jan 14, 2015
The conclusion of a drilling programme at the Mpokoto gold project, in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is expected to lead to an upgrade in the project’s resource to 678 000 oz of gold, Aim-listed miner Armadale said on Wednesday. This...
Jan 13, 2015
Rory Schulz
New truck sales in South Africa ticked up 2.04% in 2014 compared with last year, to 31 554 units. The local truck market had delivered yet another “dynamic performance”, said UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) MD Rory Schulz on Tuesday, speaking at a media conference...
Jan 13, 2015
South Africa is on its way to shedding 23% of production in the metals and engineering sector should the nation’s electricity woes not be resolved. The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) this week reiterated its warning on the...
Jan 12, 2015
Godfrey Gomwe
South African explosives and specialty chemicals group AECI has appointed Godfrey Gomwe as nonexecutive director, effective January 31. 
Jan 09, 2015
The Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA), which represents the domestic solar water heating (SWH) industry, has described the decision to transfer the implementation authority for the solar-geyser incentive scheme from Eskom to the Department of...
Jan 09, 2015
Fastjet Zambia, a subsidiary of Pan-African low-cost airline fastjet, has successfully completed the first phase of its application for an Air Operating Certificate (AOC). “The confirmation from the Zambian Civil Aviation Authority is a significant step towards the...
Jan 09, 2015
After 50 years of serving the Southern Africa region, the Kariba dam requires a series of rehabilitation works for its continued safe operation.
Jan 08, 2015
An artist impression of the 100 MW Redstone Solar Thermal Power project
South Africa is poised to add yet more concentrating solar power (CSP) capacity, with two additional preferred projects named by the Department of Energy (DoE) and two others reaching financial close in December. The development brings to seven the number of active...
Jan 06, 2015
Jan 05, 2015
SMA Solar Technology, the global market leader in solar inverters, formally opened a manufacturing facility for its innovative inverter technology in Cape Town, South Africa today. The investment will boost the capacity of the solar power industry to help address the...
 
 
 
 
Jan 05, 2015
DUANE PARNHAM
Southern Africa-focused explorer Giyani Gold has announced that its binding letter of intent (LoI) with Horizon Enerji and Sumo Coal has expired, bringing an end to the triple-listed company’s plans to diversify into the oil services and coal sectors.
Dec 24, 2014
Global mining equipment and services provider Sandvik Mining has recently provided one of Africa’s largest contract miners Aveng Moolmans with five diesel-powered drill rigs for use on the Nkomati nickel mine, in the northeast of South Africa, near Machadodorp in...
Dec 15, 2014
Despite a 22% drop in grade, compounded by a 35% slide in realised prices, Southern Africa-focused diamond miner Rockwell Diamonds reported record diamond sales revenue of $15.8-million for the fiscal third quarter ended November 30, boosted by a 127% increase in...
Dec 12, 2014
Hüseyin M Akin has been appointed CEO designate of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa – a joint venture emerging from the combination of the South and East Africa-based soft drinks bottling operations of The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments. Akin, the current...
Dec 12, 2014
The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) announced on Thursday that it would launch the Seifsa Awards for Excellence in 2015.
Dec 12, 2014
South Africa remains an important manufacturing and export platform for Ford Motor Company, says executive chairperson Bill Ford. However, he adds that other countries on the continent are “becoming interesting”, and that the US carmaker is casting its net wider for...
Dec 12, 2014
Infrastructure spend in sub-Saharan Africa will grow from $70-billion in 2013 to $180-billion by 2025, says PwC capital projects and infrastructure Africa leader Jonathan Cawood. This is one of the findings of PwC’s Capital Projects & Infrastructure report on East...
Dec 12, 2014
Editor – I am a recently retired engineer, formerly of a local scientific research and development  (R&D) institution. I enjoyed a career there in electrical and electronic engineering and physics spanning some 43 years, and remain very interested in and concerned...
Dec 12, 2014
NOELIN PILLAY LG’s manufacturing facility currently produces 280 000 units a year
Electronics company LG South Africa expected to increase its manufacturing output to 320 000 units by 2015 at its Johannesburg manufacturing facility – the only one in South Africa – said LG production manager Noelin Pillay during a media tour of the facility earlier...
Dec 12, 2014
Glass fibre reinforced pipes (GRP) manufacturer Fiberpipe recently entered into a black economic-empowerment (BEE) deal with a new BEE company to help grow the business.
 
 
 
 
Dec 12, 2014
The South African government is seeking bids from international and domestic advisers with expertise to design, develop and implement programmes for the “procurement of energy from independent power producers (IPPs)”. The request for proposals (RFP) has been issued...
Dec 09, 2014
Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency CEO Thozamile Gwanya
Rural development financier the Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA) CEO Thozamile Gwanya on Tuesday launched a three-year R100-million agroprocessing programme aimed at benefiting 996 landowners in the rural towns of Bizana and Lady Frere, in the Eastern Cape.
Dec 09, 2014
Involuntary resettlement due to infrastructural development has for the past twenty years seen more than 10 million people lose their homes on the African continent.  While infrastructure remains a foremost priority in Africa and particularly in South Africa with the...
Dec 09, 2014
Ian Harebottle
Coloured gemstone mining and marketing company Gemfields has achieved record revenues at a five-day ruby auction in Singapore, where the company raked in $43.3-million from the sale of rubies mined in Southern Africa. This latest value-focused auction generated...
Dec 09, 2014
Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has urged government and State-owned power utility Eskom to bring an end to the current bout of load shedding, which, in the past three weeks, has cost the metals and engineering sector an...
 
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