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Sep 04, 2015
Fogmaker fire suppression systems have a solid reputation for protecting both human life and assets within the global bus transportation market. Designed and manufactured in Sweden Fogmaker has an installed base of more than 100 000 systems in over 50 countries in...
Sep 04, 2015
BIG AND BOASTFUL The backhoe loader offers high torque and best-in-class fuel economy
Construction equipment retailers Case Construction Equipment will showcase its new 570T backhoe loader at the BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015.
Sep 04, 2015
Earthmoving machinery spare parts manufacturer Malika Overseas will display a new range of replacement parts for backhoe loaders, originally manufactured by industrial equipment manufacturers JCB, Caterpillar and Case, at this year’s BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA...
Sep 04, 2015
Established in 1984, South Africa-based Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), a division of JSE-listed integrated leasing and capital equipment group Eqstra Holdings, is the largest forklift supplier to the South African market and has the largest product support...
Sep 04, 2015
Industrial and agricultural equipment supplier and distributor Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), a division of leasing and capital equipment group Eqstra Holdings, will be launching new products and showcasing its comprehensive range of construction and heavy...
Sep 04, 2015
In its November 2014 report ‘Capital projects and infrastructure in East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa’ multinational professional services network PwC notes that physical infrastructure is one of the most frequently cited barriers to entry into and...
Sep 04, 2015
“This year was an eventful one for us, having concluded a number of significant acquisitions, as well as the sale of PostNet. We also introduced a new empowerment partner, Kagiso Capital, and put a staff share participation scheme in place,” said OneLogix CEO Ian...
Sep 04, 2015
INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANTS Fuchs Lubricants Southern Africa will display some of its mining industry oil, lubricants and greases at BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015
Lubricants company Fuchs Lubricants Southern Africa (Fuchs SA) has done “extremely well” in the local market in the past year, partly owing to its acquisition of local lubricants company Lubritene at the end of 2014, says Fuchs SA commercial sales manager Andrew...
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Sep 02, 2015
The Barclays Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which declined by almost 5% month-on-month in August, highlights “renewed pessimism” in the economy, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) said on Wednesday. Seifsa chief economist...
Sep 02, 2015
Premier Colin Barnett
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett on Wednesday voiced optimism over the future of commodity prices, expressing the view that, while the market was still fragile, commodity prices had likely “hit the bottom”. “Oil, gas and iron-ore prices are low, but we have...
Sep 02, 2015
The secretary general for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) has called on member States to accelerate the pace of developing a harmonised regional policy framework for the resources sector. Sindiso Ngwenya told delegates at the Africa...
Sep 01, 2015
Moe Shaik
Megaprojects are often over budget and delayed and project planning is a crucial element in ensuring the successful delivery of such projects.
Sep 01, 2015
Aim-listed African Potash has signed its second fertiliser offtake deal with a Malawi-based fertiliser supply company. This represented the second offtake deal following the signing, last month, of a landmark trading agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and...
Sep 01, 2015
With over 18 years of experience in managing complex environmental site assessments, Arjen Van Schaijk has been promoted to Practice Lead of the Contaminated Site Management Practice of Environmental Resources Management Southern Africa. ERM is a leading global...
Sep 01, 2015
JCB Industrial, part of Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), is to launch a new product line at this year’s BaumaConexpo, which will give mines access to JCB’s world-leading range of telescopic handlers.  BaumaConexpo Africa takes place from 15 – 18 September 2015 at...
Aug 31, 2015
FMCSA's Struandale engine plant
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA’s) Struandale engine plant, in Port Elizabeth, last week launched Job 1 of its latest generation Duratorq TDCi engines. Production of the new units sees installed capacity at the plant increase from 75 000 to 110 000...
Aug 31, 2015
Developed for use in a wide range of applications and conditions where environmental impacts are a key consideration, Cat Bio HYDO Advanced provides superior performance across a wide temperature range. A green solution, Cat Bio HYDO Advanced is a synthetic ester...
Aug 28, 2015
Gas provider African Oxygen (Afrox) says the positive effects of a R375-million restructuring programme that saw the departure of its former chairperson, CEO and MD, as well as plant impairments, redundancies and closures, are starting to emerge, despite a 24.4%...
 
 
 
 
Aug 28, 2015
As part of its commemoration of Women’s Month, Barloworld Equipment launched its Women in Leadership Programme this week in Sandton. Barloworld Equipment is the sole accredited dealer for Cat earthmoving machines, power systems and related mining and construction...
Aug 28, 2015
The government of Egypt has said it is ready to provide technical assistance to Malawi in the development of the Shire–Zambezi waterway, which is designed to link landlocked Malawi to the Indian Ocean by opening the two rivers for navigation. Egyptian ambassador to...
Aug 28, 2015
Ford’s newest offering in a long list of newcomers to the local market in the last two years is the B-Max multi-activity vehicle (MAV). The B-Max will play in the so called B-MAV segment, or the small MAV segment, currently dominated by Toyota’s Avanza, which sells...
Aug 28, 2015
Bidvest Facilities Management provides a range of customised and end-to-end integrated facilities management services for the industrial, engineering, fast-moving consumer goods, retail, property, telecommunications and other sectors throughout South Africa.
Aug 28, 2015
BLUE TWISTER PAD The pad has a layer that contains billions of microscopic diamonds that clean and polish the floor mechanically
Flooring solutions supplier Superb Flooring has launched the latest Blue Twister pad, with diamond media, onto the local market earlier this year.
Aug 28, 2015
REGISTERED GAS PRACTITIONERS There has been significant uptake in the registration of gas practitioners with the South African Qualification and Certification Committee Gas
There has been significant uptake in the registration of gas practitioners who want to ensure that their gas systems and connections are safe to use, perform according to regulated methods and adhere to a high quality of work and record-keeping, says gas...
Aug 28, 2015
The Landfill 2015 Conference, themed Advances in Waste Treatment and Engineered Landfill Environment, is set to take place from September 15 to 16 at the Waterval Country Lodge in Tulbagh, in the Western Cape.
Aug 28, 2015
The Maersk shipping group aims to reduce its emissions by 60% by 2020, using 2007 as a baseline, says Safmarine Southern Africa MD Dirk Hoffmann. Safmarine is part of the Maersk group.
Aug 28, 2015
The governments of Malawi and Zambia have signed a power-sharing deal that will enable the two countries sell electricity to each other in times of need. Malawi  Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining permanent secretary Ben Botolo says that the two...
Aug 28, 2015
MECHATRONIC MANUFACTURING Pupils can explore and trial picking, sorting and handling systems, as well as the integration of these subsystems to create a manufacturing circuit
The Mechatronics laboratory, or MecLab, at science centre Sci-Bono, in Newtown, Johannesburg, will enable school pupils to build, test and operate industrial handling and automation systems, says Sci-Bono CEO David Kramer. “A key problem that educators and industries...
 
 
 
 
Aug 28, 2015
South African Airways (SAA), the State-owned national flag carrier, believes it has been vindicated by the recent Labour Court ruling regarding retrenchment processes at SAA and its subsidiary, SAA Technical (SAAT). SAAT undertakes aircraft maintenance, repair and...
Aug 27, 2015
Power lines connecting the east African states of Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia are expected to be completed within the next three years, helping improve supplies and power trading, a senior Kenyan official said on Thursday. Power shortages are common...
Aug 27, 2015
Convergence across industries is resulting in the rapid emergence of new business models as well as substantial investment opportunities for the African continent. As Frost & Sullivan Senior Partner, Dorman Followwill, highlighted in his opening presentation at the...
Aug 26, 2015
South African national carrier South African Airways (SAA) and India international airline Jet Airways have expanded their codeshare agreement to allow passengers to book and travel between India and South Africa on the combined networks of the two airlines. The...
Aug 25, 2015
The South African Revenue Service (Sars) plans to unpack a number of new Acts that will change the landscape of the customs framework, and will provide some highlights of what to expect from an Act that has left the freight transportation industry somewhat...
Aug 24, 2015
In a rare show of collective force, labour and business in the steel sector appear to have successfully lobbied government to back efforts to raise protection for the embattled sector by hiking import duties on steel imports to the 10% “bound rate” allowed for under...
Aug 24, 2015
Telecommunications giant MTN and Liquid Telecom on Monday announced a partnership that would see the duo leverage each others' fixed and wireless networks and combining their respective footprints to reach more business customers across Africa and in Europe. The deal...
Aug 24, 2015
Container shipping company Safmarine, a member of the Maersk group, has seen growth in global container trade slow to 1.1% for the first half of the year, compared with the same period last year, says new CEO David Williams. Williams, a South African, was previously...
Aug 24, 2015
Aim-listed African Potash has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see it supply a Zambia-based fertiliser supply company with more than 50 000 t of fertiliser. This was the first offtake deal under the trading agreement concluded between...
Aug 24, 2015
Goscor Power Products supplies an exceptionally wide range of compact, reliable and efficient water pumps to meet virtually any pump application in the agricultural and construction industries. “A farmer’s water pump requirements are as diverse as the agricultural...
 
 
 
 
Aug 24, 2015
Webb Industries, part of the listed Jasco group, says that its new composite belt-driven mast from SMC Hilomast, the Storm Mast, is ideal for a variety of applications in Southern Africa especially in the military. The Storm Mast is designed to meet stringent...
Aug 24, 2015
Multinational companies must commit themselves to conducting assessments of the impact on human rights through the actions of its suppliers' and partners, says The Bench Marks Foundation in its latest research report released today in Switzerland and South Africa....
Aug 21, 2015
Recent findings of high potential gas volumes in Southern Africa has given rise to government’s gas industrialisation aspirations, articulated in the Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap) that aims to be a key driver of economic growth, employment opportunities and...
Aug 21, 2015
Mining depends on infrastructure – so much so that mining companies sometimes have to build and operate their own railways, ports and power stations in parts of the world in which such essentials are nonexistent or woefully inadequate. And those parts of the world...
Aug 21, 2015
Chryso Southern Africa Group has entered the East African market with the opening of a new subsidiary in Kenya as part of its ambitious growth programme on the continent. The company, a leading construction chemicals specialist, says the Kenyan subsidiary,Chryso...
 
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