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Nov 21, 2014
Construction company Group Five says its strategy is strongly focused on expansion in Africa, with selected projects in Russia and Northern America also possibly on the horizon. Outgoing CEO Mike Upton says the South African construction industry saw what appears to...
Nov 21, 2014
Cape Town-based educational and corporate technology solutions supplier Edit Microsystems says that it now distributes welding training technology, the GuideWeld Live to the Southern African market. The GuideWeld Live has been developed and manufactured by US-based  ...
Nov 21, 2014
Logistics services provider DHL launched two new facilities, in Plumbago Business Park, east of Johannesburg, for its Supply Chain and Global Forwarding divisions last month.
Nov 21, 2014
Domestic new truck sales ticked up 4.7% month-on-month in October, with sales of 2 876 units. According to the latest statistics released by the Department of Trade and Industry, the truck market is up 2.09% for the first ten months of the year compared with the same...
Nov 21, 2014
MULTI-ASSET COMPLEX: Sasol aiming to establish Lake Charles as an integrated, multi-asset site
In a reversal of traditional foreign-investment flows, an African company is poised to make the largest-ever capital investment into the southern US State of Louisiana, with a second, even bigger, investment under investigation. JSE-listed energy and chemicals group...
Nov 21, 2014
STEVE BLUEN Between 2008 and 2010, only 4% of students in sub-Saharan Africa graduated with engineering and construction degrees
The skills shortage in the oil and gas development sector in Southern Africa was hampering economic development in the region, said University of the Witwatersrand Business School head and director Steve Bluen at a skills development seminar, in Johannesburg, earlier...
Nov 21, 2014
SEW-EURODRIVE The company runs several initiatives that exposes engineering students to the working environment
Engineering and pneumatics company SEW-Eurodrive says its yearly competition, the PneuDrive Challenge for engineering students, goes a long way towards bridging the gap between the skills produced by the higher education system and the skills that business needs....
Nov 20, 2014
There were signs of progress this week on the long-awaited Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (T-FTA), which has been under discussion between the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community and the Southern African Development Community...
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Nov 19, 2014
Goscor Lift Truck Company’s magnificent new head office building in Neutron Road, Chloorkop, symbolises a powerful South African business success story. Over the last 10 years the company has worked on the integration of the different activities of the business into...
Nov 19, 2014
Barloworld Power supplies and supports the AllightSykes range of mobile lighting towers throughout southern Africa. We are also the exclusive provider of genuine spare parts, service and warranty based solutions for Allighsykes mobile lighting towers in southern...
Nov 18, 2014
In support of ever-emerging smart grid adoption, information and communication technology (ICT) group Huawei on Tuesday unveiled a long-term evolution (LTE) solution for electricity grids. The eLTE smart grid solution, based on the “most advanced” fourth-generation...
Nov 18, 2014
Vedanta Zinc International CEO Kishor Kumar
LSE-listed diversified miner Vedanta Resources, which last week announced the approval of the three-year R8.7-billion Gamsberg–Skorpion integrated project development, aims to make the Southern African region one of the most important suppliers of refined zinc...
Nov 17, 2014
Barloworld CE Clive Thomson
JSE-listed Barloworld delivered a solid performance in the year ended September 30, with headline earnings a share from continuing operations having increased by 10% to 857c, CE Clive Thomson reported on Monday. Baloworld’s operating profit increased by 16% to...
Nov 17, 2014
In line with other luxury products, the diamond industry was severely affected by the global recession of 2008/9 and although prices quickly recovered, the industry was in for a rollercoaster ride over the following years, as 2011’s European sovereign crisis...
Nov 14, 2014
Anglo American Zimele MD Hlonela Lupuwana
Mining major Anglo American’s enterprise development arm Zimele would, next week, launch the first leg of its countrywide roadshow aimed at showcasing the Zimele Sebenza Fund, which provided equity and loan financing at preferential rates of up to 6% a year to...
Nov 14, 2014
Description Our client is a global renewable energy developer, who are expanding into Southern and Eastern Africa. They require a professional and motivated leader who has the necessary skills to spearhead the operational function of a large renewable energy (wind)...
Nov 14, 2014
Nov 14, 2014
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has signed a R488-million loan agreement with Tshwane Rapid Transit (TRT) as part of the R800-million funding needed to buy 171 buses for the city’s A Re Yeng bus rapid transit (BRT) operations. TRT would be the bus...
 
 
 
 
Nov 14, 2014
About Robor It is impossible to imagine a world without steel. Steel is a resource that has played a significant role in enabling the development of the advanced industrial civilization; from the buildings we occupy, to the vehicles we commute in, to the pipelines...
Nov 14, 2014
Renault Trucks Southern Africa (RTSA) has a 2% share of the local truck market, but would like to grow this to 5%, says Renault Trucks Commercial GM Herman Venter. RTSA expects to sell around 300 trucks this year, with Venter hopeful of pushing this to 400 units in...
Nov 14, 2014
Babcock, sole importer and distributor of DAF trucks in Southern Africa, has established Babcock Financial Services (BFS), with the purpose of providing finance solutions to DAF truck buyers. Babcock Africa Transport Solutions CEO Wilna Steyn believes this move will...
Nov 14, 2014
Major US aerospace group Boeing is continuing to strengthen its cooperation with South African companies and institutions. “We already have strong relationships with Aerosud, with Cobham Aviation (wi-fi antennas) and with 43 Air School,” points out Boeing Commercial...
Nov 14, 2014
PREVENTATIVE STRATEGY SMS Group assists the industry in monitoring predictive failure and scheduled shutdowns
Steel plant processing technology, equipment and services specialist SMS Siemag South Africa, a division of SMS Group, has registered significant demand growth for preventative maintenance in the local ferrous, nonferrous and ferroalloys industries, paired with a 10%...
Nov 14, 2014
The Giant Flag project will result in the construction of the world’s biggest flag in the vicinity of the small Karoo town of Graaff Reinet, in the Eastern Cape.
Nov 14, 2014
FAST TRACK REPAIR Epidermix 520 is the ideal high-strength mortar to fast-track repair and maintenance projects
It is essential that South African municipalities timeously maintain and repair faulty sewerage reticulation equipment to prevent sewer spills, which could cause environmental hazards and pollution of water resources, says construction chemical company a.b.e....
Nov 13, 2014
Jeff Nemeth
While Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) did not have “significant issues” with power supply in Gauteng, it was a different story in the Eastern Cape, said FMCSA and American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa president Jeff Nemeth on Thursday. Hosting...
Nov 13, 2014
On 6 and 7 November, experts for development cooperation and solar specialists from all around the world met in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Solar Energy Technology in Development Cooperation conference. The two‐day event by experienced German conference organiser...
Nov 13, 2014
Satellite-based broadband services are increasingly becoming a fit for Africa, as the costly and time-consuming deployment of terrestrial-based broadband services remained uneconomical. This was one of the messages emerging on the sidelines of the AfricaCom...
 
 
 
 
Nov 12, 2014
Mining equipment manufacturer and service provider Kopex Group, which is headquartered in Poland, is increasing its presence on African soil, where it sees increased demand for more user- and environmentally-friendly mining equipment. Through its affiliate company,...
Nov 12, 2014
The existing Lake Charles facility where Sasol already has a 455 000 t/y operational ethane cracker
In a reversal of traditional foreign-investment flows, an African company is poised to make the largest-ever capital investment into the southern US State of Louisiana, with a second, even bigger, investment under investigation. JSE-listed energy and chemicals group...
Nov 11, 2014
Peter Jones has been appointed National Sales Manager: Flooring for a.b.e. Construction Chemicals, part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Based in East London, Jones joined a.b.e. there in 1995. During his 20-year career with the company, he has served as Regional...
Nov 11, 2014
A new report by global telecoms, media and technology specialist adviser Analysys Mason shows that cross-border money transfer services is the next opportunity for operators and other mobile financial players in Africa as the take-up of mobile money services grows....
Nov 10, 2014
Dismantling South Africa’s existing centralised collective bargaining model without a viable alternative in place would result in “total chaos”, as it would not address the root causes of discontent plaguing domestic labour relations, Steel and Engineering Industries...
Nov 10, 2014
2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association. To celebrate, Sassda commemorated the development of the stainless steel industry in South Africa at its 2014 Stainless Steel Awards Ceremony. “We have seen some of the...
Nov 07, 2014
Emerson Industrial Automation is a leading global technology provider, offering the trusted and innovative brands in power generation, electrical protection, power quality, power transmission, fluid automation, materials joining, precision cleaning and machine...
Nov 07, 2014
At the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition in September, State-owned defence industrial group Denel made an announcement that has the potential to dramatically transform the South African aerospace industry. Two of the group’s companies, Denel Aerostructures...
Nov 07, 2014
Nov 07, 2014
Durban-based ND Engineering’s massive tar separator project for petrochemicals giant Sasol is this year’s winner of the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association’s (Sassda’s) Engineering Project Award. The project, which entailed the design and...
 
 
 
 
Nov 07, 2014
The Grand Inga is expected to generate 44 000 MW of electricity once all the phases are complete.
Nov 07, 2014
Honda Motor Southern Africa (HMSA) has launched the Indian-made Mobilio multipurpose vehicle (MPV) into South Africa. The Mobilio is built on the same new small-car platform that will house the popular Jazz, to be introduced in South Africa early next year.
Nov 07, 2014
PVC VALVE The polyvinyl chloride union ball valve is a compact type of valve featuring full flow and axial pipe load block
Continuous development in the design and manufacture of plastic valves has created an opportunity for these valves in the potable-water market that was previously dominated by metal valves, says Cape Town-based piping systems company Alprene Plastic Products.
Nov 07, 2014
At the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition in September, State-owned defence industrial group Denel made an announcement that has the potential to dramatically transform the South African aerospace industry. Two of the group’s companies, Denel Aerostructures...
Nov 07, 2014
BRIDGETTE MPHUTHI Construction bonds are largely issued by banks or insurance companies
Current South African case law indicates that courts will be most inclined to find that an on-demand bond only exists where it is clear – on the basis of interpretation of the documents before the court – that the parties intended for the liability of the grantor to...
 
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