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Feb 11, 2016
Updated 25 minutes ago Netshield South Africa’s new Simple single Phase GSM Power Monitor PH1 presents a convenient remote power monitoring solution with myriad applications. The recent launch of the Simple GSM Power Monitor PH1 from Netshield, a WestconGroup Southern Africa business,...
Feb 11, 2016
DTBSA executive director Kobus van Zyl
Updated 41 minutes ago Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) announced on Thursday that it had expanded its area of responsibility from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia and Lesotho, to also include Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia, through the formation of the...
Feb 11, 2016
Updated 5 hours ago A public commitment to publish its Social Labour Plan on the company’s website by Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American PLC, is a step in the right direction and more companies need to follow suit, says the Bench Marks Foundation. The commitment by...
Feb 10, 2016
Southern Africa-focused exploration and development company Caledonia Mining Corporation has entered into a six-month cap and collar hedge with a financial counterparty over 15 000 oz of production, using a collar value of $1 050/oz and a cap value of $1 080/oz. The...
Feb 10, 2016
With confirmation that government and the steel industry are close to finalising a package of measures designed to preserve the future of the embattled primary steel sector, there are concerns that domestic steel consuming industries could be squeezed between...
Feb 10, 2016
Voltex Durban actively participates in social development projects within their local community and is particularly involved in events that make a positive impact and uplift the lives of children. It is therefore unsurprising that, what initially began as a...
Feb 10, 2016
If the latest mosquito-borne Zika virus breaks out in Africa the continent would be less prepared than any other to deal with the outbreak. Zika fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease caused by the Zika virus which is suspected of leading to the birth of deformed...
Feb 09, 2016
Falling commodity prices have led to 70 000 job losses in Southern Africa's mining sector, with more on the horizon, the Mining Industry Association of Southern Africa (Miasa) said on Tuesday. "Miasa notes with concern, the large scale retrenchments in the region as...
Feb 09, 2016
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Feb 08, 2016
Thermaspray (Pty) Ltd, South Africa’s surface engineering and coating specialist, is introducing thermal spray coatings in an effort to reduce erosion damage to components, equipment and systems. Thermal spraying allows the production of overlay protective coatings...
Feb 08, 2016
Royal HaskoningDHV mining and heavy industry director Berte Simons
While the current drought plaguing many parts of Southern Africa is taking its toll on mining operations, it will also start to impact on host communities requiring a steady supply of potable water. Project management and engineering consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV...
Feb 05, 2016
A consortium led by Mainstream Renewable Power last night received the award for Best Wind Deal, Middle East and Africa at the annual Project Finance International awards dinner held at the Hilton, Park Lane in London. Considered to be the most prestigious event in...
Feb 05, 2016
CA Southern Africa has revealed that CA Technologies has announced it has been named an “Overall Leader” in Privilege Management in the recent Leadership Compass report issued by KuppingerCole, a leading analyst firm for identity-focused information security. CA...
Feb 05, 2016
SCORCHING Cool Breeze evaporative coolers are suitable for South Africa’s hot and dry conditions as they have been built for the Australian outback, which is also hot and dry
Owing to the hot and dry conditions in South Africa, evaporative cooling company Air-Dale Engineering notes that the Cool Breeze evaporative coolers are well-suited for local use, as these conditions are prevalent in most parts of the country. The company has been...
Feb 05, 2016
Owing to its continuous innovation in protective gear, personal protective equipment (PPE) service provide Select (PPE) was recognised with an 2015 Southern Africa Frost & Sullivan Award for Visionary Innovation Leadership last year by consulting firm Frost &...
Feb 05, 2016
MARKET INTEREST The Ford Ranger emerged as the best-selling vehicle in December with sales of 2 914 vehicles for the month
Automotive producer Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) says it has “wrapped up an exceptional 2015”, with December sales of 6 345 vehicles bringing the total units sold to 78 471 for the year – the highest to date for the brand in South Africa. Despite the...
Feb 05, 2016
The Development Bank of Southern Africa has approved, in principle, a loan of R3.5-billion that will be channelled into the Gauteng Management Agency to pay for the new rolling stock procurement programme.
Feb 05, 2016
Three years of intense collaboration between the European Union (EU) and the Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa (CGA) has resulted in record South African citrus exports in 2015. Given that the EU is the biggest export market for South African citrus, the...
Feb 05, 2016
New truck and bus sales are expected to drop by 1.2% in 2016, to 30 229 units, compared with 2015, says Volvo Group Southern Africa (VGSA) president Torbjörn Christensson. If this happens, it will be a second year of decline for the industry, which saw sales drop...
 
 
 
 
Feb 05, 2016
FULL LOAD ACWA Power Solafrica’s Bokpoort concentrated solar power plant has a thermal storage capacity of 1 300 MWh
Power developer ACWA Power Solafrica’s Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) plant reached full operation capacity – ahead of schedule. The R5-billion project, near Upington, in the Northern Cape, has one of the highest solar radiation footprints in the world.
Feb 05, 2016
NAIROBI FIRE SERVICE Volunteers ready to assist the Nairobi fire service with donations and volunteers
Safety products manufacturer MSA Africa has partnered with nongovernmental organisation Africa Fire Mission (AFM) to donate and refurbish more than 1 100 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) to fire brigades in Southern Africa.
Feb 04, 2016
The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has warned that if State-owned power utility Eskom’s request for a 16% electricity tariff increase is granted, it will leave the steel industry in dire straits. Speaking at the National...
Feb 04, 2016
A consortium led by Mainstream Renewable Power last night received the award for Best Wind Deal, Middle East and Africa at the annual Project Finance International awards dinner held at the Hilton, Park Lane in London. Considered to be the most prestigious event in...
Feb 04, 2016
Rolls-Royce Power Systems plans to replicate the 100 MW Mozambique gas-fired power station it is commissioning elsewhere in Africa as the company expands its footprint across the continent, a top official said. Demand for electricity in Southern Africa is rising fast...
Feb 04, 2016
Bayer has joined forces with The Future Farmers Foundation as a key supporter of the Future Farmers initiative based in Howick.  Future Farmers in partnership with Bayer, is part of the company’s commitment to local agricultural development through sustainable food...
Feb 03, 2016
A Sprite (red) photographed from an aeroplane flying over the Midwest of the US
The South African National Space Agency (Sansa) announced on Wednesday that images of Sprites have been captured from the ground for the first time in South Africa. Sprites are visible gas discharges triggered by lightning, which shoot upwards from the tops of...
Feb 03, 2016
The South African National Space Agency recently recorded the first images of Sprites from Sutherland on 11 January 2016. Triggered by lightning, Sprites are optical gas discharges from the top of convective thunderstorm clouds at an altitude of 50-100 km. “Despite...
Feb 03, 2016
JSE-listed Reunert Group subsidiary Reutech and newly formed BlueNova on Wednesday introduced lithium-iron yttrium phosphate (LiFeYP04) batteries to the market, noting that it would be a good alternative to ageing lead-acid batteries. BlueNova CEO James Verster told...
Feb 03, 2016
As one of South Africa’s premium marathon events, Budget Rent a Car is excited to be the exclusive car rental partner at the 46th Annual Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. Budget Rent a Car joined Avis southern Africa earlier this year, which has sponsored the event for...
 
 
 
 
Feb 02, 2016
The growing cost of maintenance, especially with the current exchange rate issues, has spurred the growth of low cost, low quality spurious replacement parts. Andrew Yorke, director at Metric Automotive Engineering, says that this is especially true in those sectors,...
Feb 02, 2016
Africa is expected to become the second fastest growing region in the world by 2025, with gross domestic product of $4.5-trillion, analysis by Frost & Sullivan shows. In a video report on the ‘Mega Trends in Africa’ Frost & Sullivan executives noted that...
Feb 02, 2016
Konecranes, today one of the top crane and hoist companies in the world, started off from humble beginnings in an old stable in the suburbs of Helsinki, Finland, in 1910. The history of the company is a rich and varied one, with the company growing into a major...
Feb 01, 2016
Sasol CEO David Constable
Energy and chemicals group Sasol has obtained approval from the Mozambique Council of Ministers for its field development plan, which would see further hydrocarbon resources developed to support Southern Africa growth. To be developed in phases, the first phase of...
Feb 01, 2016
Low-cost airline expands its pan-African network launching daily and direct international flights linking Zimbabwe and South Africa Fastjet’s inaugural flight between Harare in Zimbabwe and Johannesburg in South Africa took off today, Monday 1 February 2016, marking...
Feb 01, 2016
Sasol has obtained approval from the Mozambique Council of Ministers for its field development plan that will see further hydrocarbon resources developed to support Southern Africa growth. To be developed in phases, the first phase of the Production Sharing Agreement...
Feb 01, 2016
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Lesotho to achieve gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 2.5% to 3% this year, but warns that growth might be lower depending on the severity of the drought affecting Southern Africa. In a statement issued following the...
Feb 01, 2016
FAW's plant in the Eastern Cape
FAW Vehicle Manufacturers South Africa (FAW SA) and Associated Motor Holdings (AMH), a member of the JSE-listed Imperial Group, have signed an agreement that will see AMH act as FAW SA’s exclusive sales, parts, service and maintenance partner in Zambia and Malawi....
Jan 31, 2016
  The Captains of Construction project builds on the foundation that has been laid at the first annual event and publication in 2015. The project is two-fold, comprising the Captains of Construction Leadership Forum and the Captains of Construction Leader’s Book.
Jan 29, 2016
Following the worldwide acquisition of lubricants manufacturer Pentosin by supplier Fuchs Lubricants, Fuchs has made a range of Pentosin lubricants avail- able to the South African market. Pentosin, based in Germany, has manufactured lubricants and speciality...
 
 
 
 
Jan 29, 2016
A locally designed and developed crusher capable of dramatically reducing energy consumption in the comminution circuit was introduced to quarry operators during the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa’s (Aspasa’s) round of regional meetings....
Jan 29, 2016
South African scrap merchants and domestic scrap consumers are taking strongly opposing positions regarding proposed amendments to the price preference system (PPS) policy guidelines, which will govern the future exportation of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal. The...
Jan 29, 2016
LOANING COMPLEMENT The African Development Bank’s new loan supplements previous loans to support the local energy sector and new generation power plants
Financial institution the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a senior corporate loan of about $375-million and a corresponding syndicated loan for up to $750-million to support the capacity expansion programme (CEP) of South Africa’s State-owned power...
Jan 29, 2016
KTA19 NATURAL GAS POWER UNIT Although the capital cost of a natural-gas genset can be up to two times, the operational cost is substantially lower over a five-to-ten-year period
Technology manufacturer and service provider Cummins Africa has made natural- gas-powered generator sets (gensets) available for the South African market as a more sustainable solution than the standard diesel solution most commonly used.
Jan 29, 2016
DETERMINED STRATEGY Terex Materials Handling and Port Solutions aims to increase its local sales complement and distributor network in sub-Saharan Africa
To meet the increasing need for modernising materials handling equipment, solutions provider Terex Materials Handling and Port Solutions (MHPS) has refurbished two 36 m, 30 t scrap-handling cranes as part of a crane modernisation and modifications project for a major...
 
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