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Sep 02, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago Despite being Africa’s economic powerhouse, South Africa has fallen behind in terms of the number of people per 100 that have access to fixed and mobile broadband, Saab Grintek Technologies CTO Suraj Ramlall said on Tuesday. Broadband in South Africa was generally...
Sep 02, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago Some of the best innovations worldwide had been conceptualised and delivered during or immediately following a recessionary period, Internet Solutions MD Saki Missaikos said on Tuesday. Speaking at the Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications...
Sep 02, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago Fibre has emerged as a key aspect of telecommunications group Telkom’s turnaround and its ambitions of becoming “a clear broadband leader”. Speaking at the Southern Africa Telecommunications Networks and Applications Conference, in Port Elizabeth, on Tuesday,...
Sep 02, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago Access to the Internet was fundamental to educating South Africa’s uneducated, unemployed and rural citizens, a panel of speakers at the Southern Africa Telecommunication Network and Application Conference (Satnac), held in Port Elizabeth, agreed on Tuesday. The...
Sep 02, 2014
Buoyed by the completion of a successful master plan project and subsequent design roll-out of housing and bulk infrastructure in Port Harcourt, one of Nigeria’s largest cities, leading South African black-owned engineering consulting firm, GIBB have ambitions of...
Sep 02, 2014
Market demand for an easy to use, on-site product with the benefits of conventional pump-applied structural glazing sealants, has led to Dow Corning developing a 400ml two-component pack of fast curing, structural grade silicone sealant now available locally from...
Sep 02, 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa’s digital revolution was not set to get under way  – it had already started, Ericsson VP for strategy, marketing and communication Tumi Sekhukhune told delegates at the Southern Africa Telecommunication Network and Application Conference...
Sep 02, 2014
As part of its dedication to addressing the skills gap and furthering higher education in South Africa, Jasco has once again committed to support postgraduate research at Telkom’s Centre of Excellence for Broadband Networks and Applications, established in the...
Sep 02, 2014
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Aug 29, 2014
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
The key to the development of South Africa lay in mineral beneficiation and industrialisation in joint development with its regional neighbours, South Africa’s new Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene told the Centre for Education In Economics and Finance (CEEF)....
Aug 29, 2014
FP23 PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLER Shimaden products are predominantly used for high-accuracy temperature control and profiling
Tokyo-based temperature and humidity-control speciality products designer and manufacturer Shimaden appointed local industrial instrumentation and process control supplier Indecon Instrumentation as its South African product distributor in May. Indecon...
Aug 29, 2014
UK engineering support services provider Babcock is set to deliver the largest order of global truck manufacturer DAF’s truck tractors in Southern Africa to bulk carrier road-based logistics company Ngululu Bulk Carriers (NBC), with 133 trucks to be delivered in...
Aug 29, 2014
South Africa’s Cabinet has approved the ratification of the Grand Inga Treaty with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Aug 29, 2014
GAUGING QUALITY Several food and snacks companies use the NDC 710e series moisture gauge system
Engineering and technological products distributor BEP Bestobell South Africa is installing eight NDC 710e series moisture gauge systems at a local snack manufacturer’s facilities in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. The R5-million project started in November 2013 and...
Aug 29, 2014
SIMPLIFYING SYSTEM MANAGEMENT The Wonderware Corporate Energy Management functionalities include recording consumption and demand for a range of energy types
Industrial software and real-time operations management solutions company Wonderware introduced its Situational Awareness library for the InTouch SCADA/HMI software program in March. The use of this library makes plant operators more aware of their environment by...
Aug 28, 2014
The theme of the 19th Annual National Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, : “Metsi-Water-Amanzi-Mati-Madi: Sustaining Development for Life in Southern Africa” brought into sharp focus the parlous state of the country’s water...
Aug 28, 2014
a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has expanded its range of VIP Polyurea coatings to include systems for specific waterproofing applications, as well as a new concept featuring polyurea coatings factory-applied to insulation boards. Noel Abendroth, Manager: Polyurea...
Aug 28, 2014
Rory Schulz
The board of UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) on Thursday announced the resignation of MD Jacques Carelse.   Long-time UD employee, corporate planning and marketing GM, Rory Schulz, was appointed as acting MD while the process started to appoint a new MD. The...
Aug 27, 2014
Kempton Park. BMW South Africa today announced a far-reaching partnership with Schneider Electric, in order to forge ahead with its strategy for customer-friendly electric mobility. The partnership agreement includes checking the electrical installation in...
 
 
 
 
Aug 27, 2014
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has announced that the latest generation of HMI controllers dedicated to the management of small machine and process applications, is now available to the southern African market. “The Magelis SCU is a...
Aug 27, 2014
Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management, has expanded its entry-level Smart-UPS portfolio in southern Africa to include its APC Smart-UPS C w2000-3000VA 230V tower and rack uninterruptible power supply models, ideal for servers, point-of-sale, routers,...
Aug 27, 2014
Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management, has enhanced its Smart-UPS On-Line offering to include the 5 and 6kVA models with the aim of addressing the growing needs of space constrained, power dense server rooms and network closets in southern Africa....
Aug 27, 2014
Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management, showcased its off-grid solar streetlighting solutions at its Xperience Efficiency event, held for the first time in South Africa on 26 and 27 August 2014.The organisation emphasised that streetlighting is a need...
Aug 26, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
Citing an abundance of planned or developing gas-related energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa, Africa Project Access MD Paul Runge said on Tuesday that there was “huge” opportunity for logistics and ancillary service companies to take advantage of the...
Aug 22, 2014
Current expectations in the automotive industry are for the domestic new vehicle market to decline to around 619 000 units in 2014, down from the 651 745 units sold in 2013, says Absa vehicle and asset finance head Wessel Steffens. “Interest-rate sensitive sectors...
Aug 22, 2014
Earlier this month, information technology and defence systems Indra technology director Juan Carlos Rojas Ramos said there was a strong need to improve mobilisation in public- and private-sector investment, and to structure public–private partnerships (PPP) in...
Aug 22, 2014
Tata Motors South Africa (TMSA) hopes to double its annual output at its Rosslyn truck plant, in Pretoria, over the next two years, says CEO Ashish Sharma. Current output is around 1 000 trucks a year, on a single shift. The Tata truck plant opened in 2011, producing...
Aug 20, 2014
South Africa-focused Resource Generation (Resgen) has secured a loan facility of up to $113-million for the mobile equipment fleet with Komatsu Financial, for its Boikarabelo coal project, in the Waterberg. “This agreement represents several important elements...
 
 
 
 
Aug 19, 2014
Filcon Filters, one of the leading liquid filtration companies in South Africa, has signed a distribution agreement with Jonell EurAsia BV of the Netherlands to market its products in southern Africa. Jonell manufactures its own innovative cartridges as well as over...
Aug 19, 2014
With South Africa’s increasing demand for energy facing limited capacity and about 40 percent of total energy consumption spent in buildings, the call for energy-efficient construction materials is getting louder. This is one of the challenges that The Dow Chemical...
Aug 19, 2014
Southern African leaders ended their two-day summit on Monday having resolved to direct member states to put industrialisation at the top of Southern African Development Community's (SADC’s) regional integration agenda. A Ministerial Task Force on Regional Economic...
Aug 19, 2014
Andrew Mackenzie
Mining giant BHP Billiton on Tuesday announced plans to demerge its aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel and silver assets into an independent metals and mining company. Chairperson Jac Nasser said the proposed demerger, if implemented, would accelerate the...
Aug 18, 2014
Driven by operational efficiencies, consistent focus on cost controls and new contracts having been secured, JSE-listed transport logistics and mobility company Super Group increased its operating profit for the year ended June 30 by 18.6% to R1.35-billion, the...
Aug 18, 2014
Applying continuous ion filtration in the mining industry will bring significant benefits, and Multotec is poised to do this following its recent announcement that the company will be launching water processing solutions in Africa in partnership with Australian...
Aug 18, 2014
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday urged southern Africa to reduce its dependence on foreign aid and to make better use of its natural resources such as minerals and land. Mugabe, Africa's oldest leader and one of its longest-serving, was speaking at the...
Aug 15, 2014
Southern Africa-focused explorer Giyani Gold on Friday said it had struck an all-scrip deal to acquire a fully permitted crude oil storage and dry bulk cargo port development in Turkey, known as the Ceyhan project. The TSX-V- and JSE-listed firm simultaneously...
Aug 15, 2014
The National Treasury and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) on Friday announced that the responsibility for the management of the R9-million Jobs Fund would be transferred from the DBSA to the newly established Government Technical Advisory Centre...
Aug 15, 2014
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has announced that it will be showcasing the BMW i3, an electric vehicle by the German auto manufacturer, at its prestigious Xperience Efficiency event, taking place at the Birchwood Conference Centre from...
 
 
 
 
Aug 15, 2014
JOHN BARNARD Builders are becoming more aware of the advantages of light-steel-frame building
The South African construction community is becoming more aware of the advantages associated with the innovative construction method of light-steel- frame building (LSFB), which has led to a 21% growth in the sector, says Southern African Light Steel Frame Building...
Aug 15, 2014
When it comes to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) there is little doubt about the professionalism and expertise of Goscor Hi-Reach MD George Landsberg and his team. “Since inception, our goal has been to be the preferred supplier of MEWPs in Southern Africa...
Aug 15, 2014
The Development Bank of Southern Africa has signed a finance contract with the European Investment Bank to support the development of the 100 MW KaXu project.
Aug 15, 2014
The current brightest star in the Goscor Group is Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC). Distributors of Crown, Doosan, Bendi and Hubtex equipment, GLTC are one of the fastest-growing warehouse materials handling companies in Southern Africa. GLTC MD Darryl Shafto says...
Aug 15, 2014
Development Bank of Southern Africa Green Fund secretariat manager Michelle Layte noted that the local green economy needed to grow using fewer resources and the challenge was to come up with innovative ways of doing so by involving the youth.
 
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