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Apr 16, 2014
Updated 1 hour 17 minutes ago After 56 years of extensive experience in the local and global market, Actom Group company Marthinusen & Coutts, has earned its stripes as Africa’s largest medium voltage machine repairer. With four production workshops covering 32 000 m2 in southern Africa, the...
Apr 15, 2014
JSE-listed Business Connexion (BCX) on Tuesday said it planned to reach a sustainable return on total equity of 17% as it targeted an African expansion and continued merger and acquisition activity, while advising shareholders that its board of directors had...
Apr 14, 2014
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
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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...
Mar 26, 2014
An independent study commissioned by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has confirmed a long-argued position of shale gas and hydraulic fracturing proponents – that the volume of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted during the production and use of shale gas...
Mar 25, 2014
Mar 21, 2014
South Africa-based, women-owned chemicals manufacturer and distributor Elegant Line Chemicals received the Frost & Sullivan 2013 South African Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award in the industrial commodity chemicals space last month. Elegant Line Chemicals has...
Mar 21, 2014
Energy and chemicals group Sasol will pull the trigger on its streamlined operational structure on July 1, with CEO David Constable forecasting a minimum of R3-billion in sustainable yearly savings as a result of the reorganisation. However, the ‘business...
 
 
 
 
Mar 19, 2014
Artist’s impression of the Boeing 737MAX
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. This was announced in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, on Wednesday. The eight aircraft are...
Mar 19, 2014
A highly robust, modular data centre cooling system, the result of a partnership between Airedale International’s Leeds, UK, engineering and Johannesburg, RSA, manufacturing teams, is set to deliver pan-African mobile telecommunications company, Vodacom Pty Ltd,...
Mar 18, 2014
Energy management specialist, Schneider Electric has introduced the Back-UPS 500 uninterruptible power supply to the local market. This move is of great significance in an environment where protecting electronic equipment from damage due to power outages, surges and...
Mar 17, 2014
Paper and packaging group Sappi on Monday announced the appointment of Sappi Europe and Southern Africa CFO Glen Pearce as group CFO and executive director, with effect from July 1. Pearce would be replacing current Sappi group CFO Steve Binnie, who would be...
Mar 17, 2014
JSE-listed Clover on Monday said it planned to re-enter the yoghurt market by the first quarter of 2015 following the conclusion of its contract with Danone Southern Africa at the end of the year. The branded consumer goods and beverages group approved a R150-million...
 
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