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Apr 28, 2016
Updated 5 hours ago African private equity firms cashed in on investments last year at the highest rate in almost a decade, with South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria and Kenya accounting for two-thirds of these exits. Equity firms sold investments in 44 companies in 2015, compared to 39...
Apr 26, 2016
The 2016 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards are gearing up to recognise a stellar list of award winners in October, with the news that the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) will provide a free consulting service to assist companies...
Apr 25, 2016
Purpose-built for the robust applications typically found in Africa, Caterpillar’s B20, B30 and B35 top mount (TM) hammers are now available in South Africa for diverse markets, including municipal, general construction, demolition, quarrying and mining. These units...
Apr 22, 2016
Aggregates associations from across the globe gathered in Cape Town recently to dissect issues facing the worlds’ sand and stone suppliers and pave a path towards more sustainable exploitation of a dwindling resource. Members of the Global Aggregates Information...
Apr 22, 2016
Aim-listed exploration company African Potash announced on Friday that its fertiliser trade agreement with Southern Africa-based fertiliser producer Windmill has been terminated, owing to the drought currently affecting much of Southern Africa, which has had a marked...
Apr 22, 2016
Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) general secretary Thulani Mthiyane has dismissed claims by National Employers’ Association of South Africa (Neasa) CEO Gerhard Papenfus that the MEIBC was responsible for setting in motion a “devastating”...
Apr 22, 2016
The role of business in the successful and sustainable operation of trade corridors is being recognised by researchers and national governments, says a range of African trade and investment professionals. Trade corridors spur development and drive the transformation...
Apr 22, 2016
Members of community organisations and artisanal mining and academic communities, as well as civil society groups, have called on government and mining companies to uphold the rights of all South African mineworkers, including artisanal and small-scale miners....
Apr 22, 2016
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Apr 22, 2016
This week we feature Dr Graham Howell, chairperson of SRK Consulting South Africa,an independent firm of consulting engineers and scientists providing independent technical advice and solutions in natural resource and development solutions
Apr 22, 2016
RELIABLE BACK UP POWER The QSK95 can facilitate a facility’s full load in less than ten seconds
Multinational power generation equipment manufacturer Cummins introduced its QSK95 generator set to the African market at the Power and Electricity World Africa Exhibition, held at the Sandton Convention Centre last month. The generator set has been designed for...
Apr 22, 2016
The new Joburg One West data centre being built in Ekurhuleni in eastern Gauteng will use dynamic free cooling to achieve a low power use effectiveness – a measure of efficiency – that provides hosting services for clients in the South African and African markets,...
Apr 22, 2016
Malawi plans to procure a total of 1 000 MW from independent power producers (IPPs) to boost the country’s electricity generation capacity, which currently stands at 351 MW, compared with maximum demand of 400 MW. Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Minister Bright...
Apr 22, 2016
An update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – second window.
Apr 22, 2016
The Ministers of Finance and Science and Technology have given their approval for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation to start buying land for the core site of SKA Phase 1.
Apr 21, 2016
Aggregates associations from across the globe gathered in Cape Town recently to dissect issues facing the worlds’ sand and stone suppliers and pave a path towards more sustainable exploitation of a dwindling resource. Members of the Global Aggregates Information...
Apr 21, 2016
Developed by leading South African property developer and investor Atterbury, the landmark new Mall of Africa will open up a whole new world of shopping and entertainment when it opens its doors next week, on 28 April 2016. With a choice of 300-plus stores,...
Apr 21, 2016
Apr 20, 2016
With parts of KwaZulu-Natal suffering some of the worst effects of the severe drought plaguing the region, Durban will play host to this year’s Water Institute of Southern Africa Conference and Exhibition (Wisa 2016) in May. The five-day-long conference, taking place...
 
 
 
 
Apr 19, 2016
Minimising food waste will be key issue at Africa’s largest food retail exhibition in Johannesburg in June. As southern Africa recovers from one of its severest droughts and comes to terms with soaring food prices, the real cost of waste has never been more relevant....
Apr 19, 2016
Portable Wi-Fi solution from local company enables the extension of networks in difficult working environments with ease.   With the aim of providing a convenient Local Area Network (LAN) extension solution in mind, Netshield South Africa, a Westcon-Comstor Southern...
Apr 18, 2016
The first of 1 098 wind turbine components are en route from the deepwater Port of Ngqura, 20 km north-east of Port Elizabeth, to Loeriesfontein, in the Northern Cape, which will soon become home to the largest expanse of wind turbines on the African continent,...
Apr 15, 2016
Impact Power Innovations, a new division of Bidvest Electrical has, as a result of a number of restructuring activities become the exclusive distributer of the full range of Elspec products in South Africa. This new division which joined the Bidvest Group earlier...
Apr 15, 2016
Crane solutions provider Johnson Crane Hire believes that its fleet of 250 cranes, a network of 13 branches throughout major cities in South Africa and a business branch in Gaborone, Botswana, have led to its success in various heavy lift applications over the years....
Apr 15, 2016
Specialised oil and gas equipment supplier Energas Technologies aims to meet the increasing demand for operational quality in the local natural gas market through its RMG 5020 gas pressure regulator from Honeywell by April. Energas Technologies product engineer...
Apr 15, 2016
THE BIG LIFT Mammoet’s lifting tower system was custom-built to recover Bertha
Global engineered heavy lifting and transportation specialist - Mammoet completed the recovery of ‘Big Bertha’ ; the world’s largest boring machine, which was built in 2013 specifically for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Tunnel in Seattle, Washington.
Apr 15, 2016
The rise in electricity costs and the drop in commodity prices have led businesses across the industrial and commercial spectrum to look at how their electrical equipment converts electric current into useful power output in order to save on power by making use of...
Apr 15, 2016
Carbon and climate change advisory firm Promethium Carbon launched its Independent Power Producers (IPPs) Guideline last month to assist prospective IPPs in navigating through the procedures required to license new electricity generation facilities in Southern...
Apr 14, 2016
A satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) that could help generate more crops and boost sales in South Africa’s agricultural sector has been proposed by the UK Space Agency-funded SBAS-Africa programme. The SBAS-Africa programme, aimed at demonstrating the...
 
 
 
 
Apr 14, 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa … Power Management Company Eaton today launched its first ever South Africa Mobile Tech Day, a month long exhibition to showcase the company’s solutions in commercial construction.
Apr 13, 2016
Seifsa chief economist Henk Langenhoven
The challenges confronting the country’s foremost strategic sectors, namely the metals and engineering, mining, construction and automotive sectors, urgently need to be addressed, warns the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa)....
Apr 13, 2016
Developed by leading South African property developer and investor Atterbury, Southern Africa’s largest single-phase shopping centre development, Mall of Africa, is set to open on 28 April. This landmark new R5-billion, 130,000sqm super-regional mall is superbly...
Apr 13, 2016
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat on Tuesday said the private sector should be more instrumental in informing policy decisions by governments if the region wanted to succeed and meet its industrialisation objectives. Representatives of...
Apr 13, 2016
Introducing the Cat B20, B30 and B35 hydraulic hammer line-up in top mount configuration (TM) for hydraulic excavators. Purpose-built for the robust applications typically found in Africa, Caterpillar’s B20, B30 and B35 top mount hammers (TM) are now available...
Apr 13, 2016
Amidst continued speculation in the SA aviation industry about the Comair acquisition deal underway, low-cost airline FlySafair has vehemently denied that it is for sale. Kirby Gordon, FlySafair's vice president of sales and distribution, told Fin24 on Wednesday...
Apr 13, 2016
Apr 13, 2016
PPC, the leading supplier of cement in southern Africa, has joined forces with COSAFA to sponsor the region’s Under-20 championship in 2016 as they seek to develop Africa’s stars of tomorrow. PPC pride themselves on building ‘from the ground up’ and are therefore a...
Apr 12, 2016
Sabine Dall’Omo
The Department of Energy (DoE) says development of South Africa’s gas industry could be anchored on the demand from its imminent gas-to-power programme. That makes Gas-to-Power a milestone not just for power generation, but also for South African industry to access...
Apr 08, 2016
Henk Langenhoven
The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has reiterated that the metals and engineering sector continues to face difficult conditions. The follows Statistics South Africa’s publication, on Thursday, of the February manufacturing...
 
 
 
 
Apr 08, 2016
WARREN POLLARD Trina Solar will make further investments in its African operations to support and grow the market
Chinese solar multinational Trina Solar will focus on the East, West and Southern Africa utility markets over the medium term, and notes that there is significant growth in emerging markets, specifically in Africa, says Trina Solar Africa sales manager Warren...
Apr 08, 2016
INTEGRAL PLANT COMPONENTS Shell and tube heat exchangers are particularly prevalent in Rankine cycle power generation with regeneration, as used in most modern power stations
Local manufacturer and maintenance service provider of utility-scale pulverised coal steam generators, Steinmüller Africa, is now offering turnkey solutions for both shell and tube heat exchangers; both the header-type and the tubesheet-type are offered. These heat...
Apr 08, 2016
Having completed more than a 100 installations of its locally produced lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) Freedom Lite range of batteries across Southern Africa, Johannesburg-based energy solutions provider Freedom Won aims to enhance its production capacity amid...
Apr 08, 2016
Although South African container trade started off with a bang in 2015, with the market growing by 7% during the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2014, the second half of 2015 saw a significant slowdown, recording a 1% decline. In fact, in the...
Apr 07, 2016
Syspro, Barloworld Logistics, and Bidvest Panalpina Logistics have all signed up to celebrate the 50th birthday of SAPICS, the community for supply chain professionals in southern Africa. The celebrations will reach a high point at the 38th Annual SAPICS Conference &...
 
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