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Mar 27, 2015
Johnson Crane Hire has bolstered its crane fleet in terms of its heavy lift capability on both the crawler and hydraulic side. It now owns and operates the largest crane fleet in South Africa, with a total of 270 cranes, having completed a four-year fleet replacement...
Mar 27, 2015
Talks over a proposed merger between heavyweight South African cement producers Afrisam and PPC have collapsed, after the parties were unable to reach consensus on the terms of the deal. AfriSam made a nonbinding, conditional proposal to PPC on December 10 for a...
Mar 27, 2015
GAVIN DALGLEISH About 90% of Illovo Sugar Group’s energy requirement is produced through renewable energy
JSE-listed sugar producer Illovo Sugar’s $82-million construction project at its subsidiary Zambia Sugar’s Nakambala sugar plant will give momentum to the further development of Zambian smallholder cane farmers, as well as provide employment opportunities for local...
Mar 27, 2015
SERVODRIVE PRESS There is an opportunity in South Africa to create a competitive advantage over conventional metal-pressing operations
Local automotive products manufacturer GUD Holdings will increase its product offering to the automotive sector following its R100-millon investment in a 630 t servo drive transfer press and a new manufacturing site in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape.
Mar 27, 2015
The Airports Company South Africa recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with German company Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding. The MoU was signed at the recent Air Cargo Africa 2015 conference, next to OR Tambo International Airport. "This has been two...
Mar 27, 2015
Industrial brand management company Barloworld’s transport department has extended its range of specialised transport solutions following the launch of Barloworld Cranes last week in Sandton.
Mar 27, 2015
POWERING UP Energy and power made up 37% of the number of megaprojects in Africa last year
Investment in African megaprojects increased by 46% to $326-billion in 2014, mainly as a result of higher investment in transport, energy and power infrastructure, advisory firm Deloitte’s third yearly African Construction Trends report has revealed.
Mar 27, 2015
The project involves the construction of three wind farms with a combined capacity of 360 MW, in the Northern Cape.
Mar 26, 2015
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Mar 25, 2015
State-owned implementation agency, the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), on Wednesday launched construction of its new R80-million incubation centre, located at Nissan South Africa's manufacturing facility, in Rosslyn, north of Pretoria. This would be...
Mar 25, 2015
The agricultural sector is obliged to promote food safety and security and we should take a stand regarding events that can affect these negatively, for example indiscriminate land reform and the use of arable agricultural land for mining activities. In the meantime...
Mar 25, 2015
Outgoing TNPA CEO Tau Morwe
Tau Morwe will take early retirement and step down as Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) CEO at the end of April. Morwe, who joined Transnet in 1997, has served as CE at three of the group’s divisions – TNPA, Transnet Freight Rail and as the first CE of...
Mar 25, 2015
DTI director-general Lionel October
Access to finance for South Africa’s black industrialists could become easier as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announces several State-led support initiatives as part of its Black Industrialists Development Programme. Unpacking the DTI’s plans for black...
Mar 25, 2015
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, yesterday welcomed South Africa's Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Hon. Dr. Siyabonga Cwele, to their Johannesburg offices. The Minister visited Huawei’s...
Mar 25, 2015
The Climate Innovation Center South Africa will kick off its national program with a world-class conference on Green Technologies and Innovations for Inclusive Growth on March 25 and 26. The scaled-up CIC South Africa is the newest member of the World Bank/infoDev’s...
Mar 25, 2015
UD Quester tipper truck
UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) has launched its new Quester extra-heavy truck range in the domestic market, with the vehicles to be assembled at the company’s plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria. Vehicles will be assembled from semi-knocked down kits imported from...
Mar 25, 2015
a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ VIP Polyurea coating has been applied as lining for several new concrete and steel surfaces throughout South Africa. a.b.e., which is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group, holds an exclusive agreement with VIP (Voelkel Industrie...
Mar 25, 2015
Despite strong competition, a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ sales growth in 2014 is expected to continue this year, driven by the launch of new products, inroads into Africa, and significant market share gains, says Norman Seymore, international vice-president of...
Mar 24, 2015
Inside the Volvo Group SA RDC
The Volvo Group South Africa (SA) has officially opened its new regional parts distribution centre (RDC) in Ekurhuleni. The R60-million facility houses parts for all the members of the local Volvo Group, namely Volvo Bus, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Trucks,...
 
 
 
 
Mar 20, 2015
SKF South Africa (Pty) Ltd was very proud to award Delba Electrical (Pty) Ltd with their fifth Electrical Rewinder Certification status in September 2014. Delba Electrical was the first officially audited and approved company to receive the SKF Certified Electrical...
Mar 20, 2015
It is imperative that thermal spray coatings, which are used to address an ever-increasing variety of surfacing needs, adhere to strict quality standards due to the criticality of industrial components. “While good quality coatings extend component life, reduce costs...
Mar 20, 2015
As South Africa’s youth continue to be sidelined from the mainstream economy, government is moving to revive and refine its National Youth Policy (NYP) with the aspiration of unleashing the full potential of 41.2% of the population as “agents of change”, while...
Mar 20, 2015
As South Africa’s youth continue to be sidelined from the mainstream economy, government is moving to revive and refine its National Youth Policy (NYP), with the aspiration of unleashing the full potential of 41.2% of the population as “agents of change”, while...
Mar 20, 2015
For more than 20 years, financial services organisation Nedbank has been involved in environmental and climate change matters. One of Nedbank’s key climate change disclosures is the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) that Nedbank has participated in since 2007. The CDP...
Mar 20, 2015
CHEMICALS GRADUATES a.b.e. Construction Chemicals graduates Jabulani Dlamini, Mapule Mokoena and George Ndlovu, flanked by Institute for Quality Education Training and Development branch manager Judy Shaik and Chryso Southern Africa Group human resources and organisation GM Brian Matthee. Graduate Nathaniel Manganye was absent when the photograph was taken
Chemicals production staff from chemicals company a.b.e. Construction Chemicals recently underwent a 12-month training programme, provided by the Institute for Quality Education Training and Development, to further their skills sets, the company tells Engineering News.
Mar 20, 2015
Among several other positive changes that will complement the local pumps industry and its stakeholders, the Southern African Pump Systems Development Association (Sapsda) recently elected its first female chairperson, in what is generally perceived to be a...
Mar 20, 2015
At the end of this month, the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) will release its 2015 Buyer’s Guide, which it believes will be its most comprehensive buyer’s guide yet.
Mar 20, 2015
Transnet Port Terminals and the Transnet National Ports Authority have together invested R2-billion to expands the Ngqura Container Terminal’s operating capacity to 1.5-million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) from 800 000 TEUs. The terminal is currently moving in...
Mar 20, 2015
Abengoa has announced that $660-million in project financing has been secured for the Xina Solar One project.
 
 
 
 
Mar 17, 2015
A report by professional services firm PwC investigating Africa’s most “dynamic” and “future-focused” cities has identified North African cities Cairo, in Egypt, Tunis, in Tunisia, Algiers, in Algeria, and Casablanca, in Morocco, as well as South Africa’s...
Mar 17, 2015
ASSA Abloy Entrance Systems, established in Johannesburg, Gauteng, in 2003, is a leading provider of door opening solutions across the African continent. The company has successfully installed a wide range of door solutions in 14 African countries outside South...
Mar 17, 2015
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) Competition Commission has unconditionally approved telecommunications group Telkom’s proposed R2.67-billion takeover of JSE-listed Business Connexion (BCX). The Namibian Competition Commission, the Tanzania...
Mar 17, 2015
JSE-listed Clover remains focused on delivering on its longer-term strategy of exploring new possibilities in category expansions and is also still fully intent on expanding its presence in Africa and on consolidating the industry that it operates in. On Tuesday, in...
Mar 17, 2015
Patrice Motsepe
Southern Africa’s economic future lies in the creation by governments of exciting legislative, regulatory and fiscal empowerment that stimulates private sector investment. That is the view of Patrice Motsepe, executive chairperson of South Africa’s black-controlled...
Mar 16, 2015
The Transit Connect
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) continues its product offensive for 2015 – a year in which it plans to launch ten new models – with the introduction of the new Transit Connect and Tourneo Connect. The new Transit Connect panel van focuses on the...
Mar 16, 2015
Inyatsi Construction Group has been awarded road and sewerage construction contracts in Southern Africa worth in excess of R1.3-billion, the company said on Monday. Inyatsi Roads Zambia was recently awarded a R82.75-million contract to upgrade and build the...
Mar 16, 2015
Third-generation. A Boeing 737-800 airliner (not freighter) of SAA
South African Airways (SAA), the country’s State-owned flag-carrier that is currently executing a 90-Day Action Plan (designed to enable the airline to fully implement its already approved Long Term Turnaround Strategy), which is scheduled to be completed by March...
Mar 16, 2015
Publicly traded industrial energy company enX Group has announced details of an intended R211m equity capital raise and Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment transaction. The transaction, once concluded, will significantly strengthen its financial and liquidity...
Mar 16, 2015
The organisers of the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo are excited to launch the Captains of Construction forum held on the 13th of May 2015. “Captains of Construction creates a platform for public and private sector industry stakeholders to discuss...
 
 
 
 
Mar 13, 2015
AGCO's Challenger brand
Johannesburg-headquartered Barloworld and Munich-based BayWa are establishing a 50:50 joint venture (JV) for the supply of agricultural equipment in sub-Saharan Africa to take advantage the “significant opportunities” agriculture in Africa has to offer to solution...
Mar 13, 2015
The only ray of light in the manufacturing sector over the last year had been that January production had been slightly higher than in December, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) chief economist Henk Langenhoven said on Friday. ...
Mar 13, 2015
Capital project owners, government agencies, contractors, suppliers and academia within Africa’s project management and construction industry will soon be able to leverage the knowledge database and processes of the US-based Construction Industry Institute (CII) as a...
Mar 13, 2015
South African companies and government entities need to realise the benefits of applying thermographic imaging to maintenance procedures, says process control equipment solutions provider Comtest thermography products specialist Jeanri Mellanby. Mellanby is Southern...
Mar 13, 2015
Since engineered solutions provider ELB Engineering Services (ELB) acquired local electrical and instrumentation (E&I) contractor B&W Instrumentation and Electrical (B&W) in April last year, B&W has reported a significant turnaround and continues to register growth,...
 
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