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Oct 31, 2014
Oct 31, 2014
Oct 31, 2014
Over the past 20 years, there has been persistent concern about deindustrialisation in South Africa, as well as locally produced manufactured products having been increasingly displaced by imports. The very future of manufacturing has been called into question,...
Oct 31, 2014
The stability of the diamond sector has always been a slave to the fine balance between supply and demand. Over the last century, the industry has had to contend with various crises of oversupply, largely spurred by conflict, global economic instability and the...
Oct 31, 2014
In the next 20 years, it was expected that, in Africa, more people would live in cities and towns than in rural areas, United Nations Habitat executive director Dr Aisa Kirabo Kacyira said at the Human Settlements Indaba that took place earlier this month in...
Oct 31, 2014
Over the past 20 years there has been persistent concern about deindustrialisation in South Africa, as well as the fact that locally produced manufactured products have been increasingly displaced by imports.
Oct 31, 2014
WARREN OLIVIER Losing personal data can cause serious problems for a company’s customers
Every company needs to comply with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act by ensuring that customers’ personal information is protected against loss and destruction. “Compliance prevents customer information from falling into the hands of people who could...
Oct 31, 2014
Main Activity of the Company: 3M provides mining & Metallurgy Solutions in Personal Safety, Site Safety, Electrical & Maintenance & Repair Operations. Date and Place of Birth: November 23, 1973, Durban Education: Project management, Damelin, 2002;  postgraduate...
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Oct 24, 2014
Energas Technologies is a private company based in Jet Park, Gauteng and focuses on the supply and support of pipeline equipment for natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines in Southern Africa. We cater for our clients’ gas metering, pressure control,...
Oct 24, 2014
Schematic of the planned Giant Flag
Construction of the R170-million Giant Flag project, in the Camdeboo municipal area of the Karoo, is scheduled to start early next year, creating more than 700 jobs in the area. The 66 ha South African flag would be made up of 2.5-million coloured succulents and a 4...
Oct 24, 2014
Main Activity of the Company: Dow manufactures plastics, chemicals and agricultural products for sectors such as electronics, water, energy, agriculture, construction and coatings
Oct 24, 2014
DUPLEX GRADE INCREASE Over the past thirteen years, the market share of duplex stainless steels worldwide has doubled
There is a growing willingness from industry to accept newer stainless steel materials, particularly duplex stainless steels, Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association Fabricator Sector chairperson Gary Crawford tells Engineering News. He says that, for...
Oct 24, 2014
KLAUS ECKSTEIN Bayer is launching new anticoagulants, cardiovascular, oncology and agricultural products in Africa
Multinational chemical and pharmaceutical Bayer is bringing new medicines for prostate cancer and cardiovascular diseases, as well as new hybridised canola-oil seed variety and chemical and biological crop- and root-protection treatments, to South Africa and Africa...
Oct 24, 2014
Energy and chemicals company Sasol and safety, health, environment and quality specialist Unplugged Communications had a clean sweep at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Quill Awards, on March 21 – held at the IABC World Conference...
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
SUPPLY DEMAND Local primary supply of stainless steel in the industry increased from 68 262 t in the first half of 2013 to 73 913 t for the first half of this year
The local stainless steel industry remained stable during the first six months of the year, but Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) forecasts a 3% to 4% drop in apparent stainless steel consumption by the end of the year, newly appointed...
Oct 22, 2014
Southern Africa-focused miner Lucara Diamond Corp this week reported that exceptional stone tenders had this year accounted for $136-million, reflecting a strong diamond market and robust demand for large precious gems from the company’s flagship Karowe mine, in...
Oct 22, 2014
Government aimed to fast-track certain “fast-growing” infrastructure programmes, despite cutting back on expenditure over the next few years, the 2014 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) revealed on Wednesday. The MTBPS, released by new Finance Minister...
 
 
 
 
Oct 21, 2014
Newly-appointed Managing Director of the DCD Marine Cluster, Gerry Klos, is looking forward to a new growth phase in South African shipping and ship repair as the government prepares its recommendations on Operation Phakisa.  “The outcomes of Operation Phakisa could...
Oct 21, 2014
Certain regulatory approvals remain outstanding in Telkom’s proposed R2.67-billion takeover of JSE-listed Business Connexion (BCX). BCX noted in a statement to shareholders that the Namibian Competition Commission had given its approval of the deal on October 8 and...
Oct 21, 2014
As an inventory holder and distributor of BP Turbine and Phillips 66 Oils, Skydrol Fluids and Goodyear Tyres, Safomar is the largest distributor in Southern and East Africa for BP Turbine (now Eastman Aviation Solutions) and Phillips Oils and the largest distributor...
Oct 20, 2014
a.b.e. Construction Chemicals produces two proven waterproofing products, super laykold and duraflex,  which - in addition to sealing roofs - have also become extremely popular for waterproofing water features and fish ponds at both commercial and domestic...
Oct 20, 2014
Violence and intimidation during times of employee strike action has become commonplace and altering South Africa’s legislation is unlikely to end the aggressive stance taken by disgruntled workers. South Africa’s “root problem” was not only the consequence of a...
Oct 17, 2014
Kariba North South Hydropwer
Efforts to adequately fund the $290-million rehabilitation of the Kariba dam, on the Zambezi river basin, have proven successful as the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) moves to finalise pledges of up to $280-million. The ZRA on Friday said it had embarked on the final...
Oct 17, 2014
DESIGNED FOR ADVERSE CONDITIONS The saturated, muddy sludge that can characterise Asia’s arable land presents unique performance challenges for electrical and mechanical components
An agricultural industry-based hydraulic system, the Electrohydraulic Hitch Control (EHC-8) from engineering firm Bosch Rexroth, recently underwent enhancements to replicate the same, precise regulation of power and positioning for the lifting and lowering of towed...
Oct 17, 2014
MIGHTY SEVEN CORDLESS DRILL/SCREWDRIVER The tool enables the user to adjust its settings for specified applications, allowing for optimum results to be achieved
Industrial machinery supplier Dowson and Dobson (D&D) Industrial has introduced a cordless, battery-powered tool developed by Taiwan headquartered pneumatic tools manufacturer Mighty Seven, to the Southern African market. D&D Industrial sales manager Johan van...
Oct 17, 2014
TML TECHNIK MACHINERY The company offers machine tools that tackles its clients' challenges
German headquartered multinational machine tools manufacturer TML Technik in July stated that it is strengthening its presence on the African continent through growing its distributorships in South Africa. TML Technik South Africa (SA) first opened shop in Benoni,...
Oct 17, 2014
SAFETY EYEWEAR Bramhope Safety Solutions is the sole distributor of Italian-manufactured eyewear, recently launched in South Africa
Safety products supplier Bramhope Safety Solutions has registered a 90% business increase in the past year and expects another exponential increase, with the expansion of its retail footprint from seven to about 800 shops by the middle of next year, Bramhope CEO Isak...
 
 
 
 
Oct 17, 2014
Italian capital goods company CNH Industrial has announced the upcoming inauguration of its first assembly plant in South Africa. The announcement was made by newly appointed CNH Industrial Southern Africa senior VP Mario Gasparri.
Oct 17, 2014
Hyundai earthmoving equipment’s sole local distributor, High Power Equipment Africa (HPE), has recently launched the SU+ series as part of its range of hydraulic breakers manufacturer Soosan hydraulic breakers. The series has been designed with a higher...
Oct 17, 2014
Volvo Group Southern Africa has announced the appointment of a new MD for Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks Southern Africa.  Christian Coolsaet, a Belgian national, will take up his new position with immediate effect, looking after the Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks...
Oct 17, 2014
Some concern has been expressed about recent delays to South Africa’s hitherto successful Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), under which 26 projects have already been connected to the grid following three bid windows during...
Oct 16, 2014
As the spotlight remains on South Africa’s move from analogue to digital television broadcasting, a consortium has quietly gained some traction in shifting radio broadcasting to digital as a trial starts revealing the benefits. The Digital Radio Mondiale Southern...
Oct 16, 2014
a.b.e. Construction Chemicals produces two proven waterproofing products, super laykold and duraflex,  which - in addition to sealing roofs - have also become extremely popular for waterproofing water features and fish ponds at both commercial and domestic...
Oct 16, 2014
a.b.e Construction Chemicals’ VIP Polyurea coating was selected to waterproof the roof of a prominent holiday apartment block in the Western Cape. a.b.e. Construction Chemicals, part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group, holds an  exclusive agreement with Voelkel...
Oct 16, 2014
The Competition Commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal approve the acquisition of DairyBelle’s yoghurt and ultra-high-temperature (UHT) milk manufacturing, marketing and distribution businesses by JSE-listed branded consumer goods and beverages...
Oct 16, 2014
International construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic has appointed BMI Group as its latest authorised distributor in South Africa. With a depth of experience in South Africa’s construction and mining sectors, the company will support Chicago Pneumatic...
Oct 16, 2014
 
 
 
 
Oct 15, 2014
a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has launched silvakote eco, a new water-based environment-friendly elastomeric coating to protect and waterproof concrete, bitumen, galvanised, and metal surfaces.  a.b.e. is part of Chryso Southern Africa Group.  a.b.e. product manager:...
Oct 14, 2014
Ranked as one of the world’s largest mining shows and southern Africa’s biggest trade exhibition, Electra Mining Africa took place at the Expo Centre, Nasrec in Johannesburg from 15-19 September together with co-located shows Elenex Africa and Transport Expo. 890...
Oct 14, 2014
The biggest ever Propak Cape, incorporating FoodPro, Pro-Plas Expo, Print Expo and Pro-Label Cape, is taking place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre from 21-23 October and will be showcasing the packaging, food processing, plastics, printing, labelling...
Oct 13, 2014
The tracker industry in South Africa is seeing the light in terms of the effectiveness of Jasco Group company, Webb Industries’ VLP (Very Low profile) Iridium antennas.  While the round version of these antennas is only 3mm thick and 8cm in diameter, by extending the...
Oct 13, 2014
The Honda Mobilio
Honda Motor Southern Africa (HMSA) has launched the Indian-made Mobilio multipurpose vehicle (MPV) into South Africa. The Mobilio is built on the same new small-car platform that will house the popular Jazz, to be introduced in South Africa early next year.
 
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