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Apr 17, 2015
South Africa is progressing its ambitions of transitioning from analogue to digital radio broadcasting as two 12-month-long trials make headway in efforts to establish a starting base to keep radio relevant in a digital age. The trials evaluating the DRM and DAB+...
Apr 17, 2015
Goscor Hi-Reach, the official distributor of Genie’s extensive and well-known range of equipment in Southern Africa, once again sets the benchmark to new heights with the launch of four new Genie lifting options.George Landsberg, Managing Director of Goscor Hi-Reach,...
Apr 17, 2015
SECRET TO SUCCESS Lovemore boasts effective fleet management, experienced drivers and positive relationships with road authorities
As part of its endeavour to invest in the best internationally recognised modern equipment and make it available to the Southern Africa market, local heavy- lifting equipment logistics contractors Lovemore Bros in December invested in a new R3.85-million hydraulic...
Apr 17, 2015
JSE-listed logistics service provider Onelogix Group has obtained its Road Traffic Management System (RTMS) accreditation, which the company believes will add to the high-quality service that it already offers. Onelogix group CEO Ian Lourens tells Engineering News...
Apr 17, 2015
CONDRA 40 T CRANE With advanced control technology, Condra's 40 t crane reads the hook’s location to within an accuracy of 2 mm
South Africa-based multinational crane manufacturing company Condra in November delivered locally designed and manufactured maintenance cranes to the R3.5-billion De Hoop dam in Sekhukhune, Limpopo. Condra MD Marc Kleiner tells Engineering News that the company...
Apr 17, 2015
TANK REPLACEMENT Mammoet Southern Africa’s multi-axle trailer on route from the tank manufacturing plant to the refinery
Transport and heavy lifting services provider Mammoet Southern Africa’s tar separator tank replacement project for a petrochemicals refinery in Secunda, Mpumalanga is going well and is set to meet the expected completion date in May next year. Mammoet Southern Africa...
Apr 16, 2015
Fluke represented in southern Africa by Comtest - leading local provider of test and measurement and process control equipment solutions from world leading manufacturers - has on offer a range of process calibration tools for process environments such as...
Apr 16, 2015
Cotecna, one of the world’s leading inspection, testing and certification companies, is pleased to announce the integration of CoalLab Pty Ltd, a leader in South Africa in the field of coal and other materials testing, sampling systems design and management, and...
Apr 15, 2015
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Apr 14, 2015
 
 
 
Apr 14, 2015
Sappi Southern Africa CEO Alex Thiel
Forest products group Sappi has confirmed the selection of its 25 MW biomass-to-power project, to be erected at its Ngodwana mill, in Mpumalanga, as a preferred bidder under the South African government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement...
Apr 13, 2015
In line with its commitment to environmental sustainability, South Africa’s steel-making giant Scaw Metals has sponsored the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa Environment Stewardship Award category. The Environmental Stewardship Award is...
Apr 13, 2015
Local ICT developer and innovator, Netshield, is challenging the way the industry approaches IT with its Data Centre in a Box, a self-contained IP 54 rated mobile unit that gives business the power to wheel in, plug and go an entire IT infrastructure that can be...
Apr 13, 2015
Local ICT developer and innovator, Netshield, is challenging the way the industry approaches IT with its Data Centre in a Box, a self-contained IP 54 rated mobile unit that gives business the power to wheel in, plug and go an entire IT infrastructure that can be...
Apr 10, 2015
Despite being home to to 12% of the world’s population, Africa still accounts for less than 1% of the global air service market says Nedbank Capital head of aircraft finance James Geldenhuis, citing World Bank statistics. He notes that in a study entitled ‘Open Skies...
Apr 10, 2015
UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) has launched its new Quester extra-heavy truck range in the domestic market, with the vehicles to be assembled at the company’s plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria. Vehicles will be assembled from semi-knocked down kits imported from...
Apr 10, 2015
The Volvo Group South Africa (SA) has officially opened its new regional parts distribution centre (RDC) in Ekurhuleni. The R60-million facility houses parts for all the members of the local Volvo Group, namely Volvo Bus, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Trucks,...
Apr 09, 2015
Apr 08, 2015
It goes without saying that business and labour need to work hand in hand for any country’s economy to thrive. More often than not, however, especially in South Africa, business and labour pull in different directions instead of working together in the interest of...
Apr 07, 2015
Carlos Poñe
Global services firm Aecom has appointed Carlos Poñe as its Africa CE, effective August 1. Poñe, who would be based in Johannesburg, said he shared the same values and passion for Africa as Aecom and looked forward to implementing the company’s strategy and vision...
 
 
 
 
Apr 07, 2015
AECOM, the global, fully integrated services firm, has appointed Carlos Pone as chief executive, Africa. Pone will be responsible for leading AECOM’s business across the African continent, and his appointment is a key part of the company’s growth strategy in the...
Apr 07, 2015
Mining giant BHP Billiton on Tuesday announced four additional appointments to the proposed board of directors for corporate spin-off South32. The diversified miner has named Frank Cooper, Peter Kukielski, Futhi Mtoba and Wayne Osborn as nonexecutive directors to...
Apr 07, 2015
Apr 03, 2015
MARKET FAVOURITE A popular and reliable unit is the H-Power RM 75 tamping rammer, comprising the Robin Subaru EH12 engine that extends operating life
Since it was appointed the exclusive Southern Africa distributor of light construction equipment Power’s tamping rammers, vibratory rollers, concrete mixers, light towers and air-cooled engines in September 2014, engine, pumps and power products distributor Goscor...
Apr 03, 2015
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) continues its product offensive for 2015 – a year in which it plans to launch ten new models – with the introduction of the new Transit Connect and Tourneo Connect. The new Transit Connect panel van focuses on the...
Apr 03, 2015
TASK TACKLER The new medium-frame Gehl skid steer loaders’ ground-engaging capabilities and high-capacity strength are ideally suited for excavation applications
High-end telescopic handler distributor and rough-terrain equipment company Manitou Southern Africa will this year augment its product offering by launching the new Gehl R Series skid steer loaders in the first quarter. “The new Gehl R Series radial-lift skid steer...
Apr 03, 2015
The South African government’s New Growth Path (NGP) initiative aims to encourage economic growth and fosters the creation of jobs through the procurement of locally manufactured goods and services, but there needs to be a shift in South African mindsets towards the...
Apr 02, 2015
One key component of the South African government’s current economic policy relates to encouraging economic growth and fostering job creation through promoting the procurement of locally produced goods and services. But supporters of the policy believe a shift in the...
Apr 02, 2015
FUELLING INVESTMENT Heavy-duty construction and infrastructure projects under way in Africa are likely to lead to gradual, but significant investment in equipment and machinery
After a steady decline in construction jobs since the boom in 2010, the South African construction industry has welcomed Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s announcement in the 2014 medium term Budget speech that the country is set to spend R847-billion on new and...
Apr 01, 2015
Vector Logistics has selected Business Modelling Associates and technology partner LLamasoft for network design, analysis and optimisation, as well as strategic transportation route and fleet optimisation. Vector Logistics, a subsidiary of JSE listed RCL Foods...
 
 
 
 
Mar 31, 2015
Titanium minerals producer Kenmare Resources has extended the date for delivery of a budget to April 30. The company on Tuesday said its project lenders and banking firm Absa have made “substantial progress” towards agreeing the prinicipal terms of a further...
Mar 30, 2015
JSE-listed Master Drilling’s headline earnings a share increased to $0.12 in the year ended December 31, 2014, compared with $0.10 a share the year before. Revenue rose to $132.03-million in the year under review, compared with $119.69-million in 2013.
Mar 30, 2015
The construction of an additional three on-site ponds, a commercial-scale hatchery and preprocessing line, with a combined valued of R23.5-million, has started in Graaff-Reinet, in the Eastern Cape, and is said to justify the establishment of a processing facility in...
Mar 27, 2015
Johnson Crane Hire has bolstered its crane fleet in terms of its heavy lift capability on both the crawler and hydraulic side. It now owns and operates the largest crane fleet in South Africa, with a total of 270 cranes, having completed a four-year fleet replacement...
Mar 27, 2015
Talks over a proposed merger between heavyweight South African cement producers Afrisam and PPC have collapsed, after the parties were unable to reach consensus on the terms of the deal. AfriSam made a nonbinding, conditional proposal to PPC on December 10 for a...
Mar 27, 2015
GAVIN DALGLEISH About 90% of Illovo Sugar Group’s energy requirement is produced through renewable energy
JSE-listed sugar producer Illovo Sugar’s $82-million construction project at its subsidiary Zambia Sugar’s Nakambala sugar plant will give momentum to the further development of Zambian smallholder cane farmers, as well as provide employment opportunities for local...
Mar 27, 2015
SERVODRIVE PRESS There is an opportunity in South Africa to create a competitive advantage over conventional metal-pressing operations
Local automotive products manufacturer GUD Holdings will increase its product offering to the automotive sector following its R100-millon investment in a 630 t servo drive transfer press and a new manufacturing site in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape.
Mar 27, 2015
The Airports Company South Africa recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with German company Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding. The MoU was signed at the recent Air Cargo Africa 2015 conference, next to OR Tambo International Airport. "This has been two...
Mar 27, 2015
Industrial brand management company Barloworld’s transport department has extended its range of specialised transport solutions following the launch of Barloworld Cranes last week in Sandton.
Mar 27, 2015
POWERING UP Energy and power made up 37% of the number of megaprojects in Africa last year
Investment in African megaprojects increased by 46% to $326-billion in 2014, mainly as a result of higher investment in transport, energy and power infrastructure, advisory firm Deloitte’s third yearly African Construction Trends report has revealed.
 
 
 
 
Mar 27, 2015
The project involves the construction of three wind farms with a combined capacity of 360 MW, in the Northern Cape.
Mar 26, 2015
Efficient communication with migrant mineworkers in Southern Africa, regarding social security benefits, poses a significant challenge to the Southern Africa Trust (SAT) and the Southern Africa Miners’ Association (Sama), as former mineworkers had insufficient access...
Mar 26, 2015
International competitiveness and intra-African trade need to be top on the agenda items of businesses operating within the metals and engineering sector, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) Chief Executive Officer Kaizer Nyatsumba...
Mar 26, 2015
The Economist Corporate Network director Herman Warren
A new survey of 206 African business executives shows that the revenue and profit contribution from the continent is expected to rise materially in the coming five years, while Nigeria’s importance as a primary market is likely to increase and South Africa’s decrease...
Mar 26, 2015
In a major contract award, Eqstra Industrial Equipment has delivered 13 Terex Trucks TR100 rigid dump trucks to MCC, Eqstra’s Contract Mining & Plant Rental Division, to be deployed for the project awarded at Karowe Diamond Mine, located in the diamond-rich...
 
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