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Jul 28, 2014
Updated 1 hour 52 minutes ago Building on the back of huge success worldwide the TML Technik brand (established in Germany in 1993) widens its reach across Africa with representation in South Africa. Abroad TML is an established world market giant for mobile de-bricking machines in the iron and...
Jul 28, 2014
Updated 2 hours 5 minutes ago The African continent has become a key area of growth for the Chryso Southern Africa Group, says Luis Ferreira, Business Development Manager of Chryso Southern Africa. Ferreira says the major need for infrastructure in Africa has created vast potential business for...
Jul 28, 2014
Updated 2 hours 12 minutes ago The SA Paint Industry Training Institute recently conducted an intensive technical training course for a major paint producer in Mauritius. It was the first training provided outside the borders of Southern Africa by SAPITI, the training arm of the SA Paint...
Jul 26, 2014
The head of economics and trade at the Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Pretoria has acknowledged South Africa’s trade negotiators won important concessions in the long-running Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) trade talks. But he says it was South...
Jul 25, 2014
Multinational semiconductor chipmaker corporation Intel announced its national campaign to further acquire partners to drive its She Will Connect programme, an initiative that aims to expand digital literacy skills to young women in developing countries, further into...
Jul 25, 2014
South Africa is currently the largest component of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) active portfolio in Southern Africa, comprising 62.5% of the bank’s $7.9-billion exposure to the 12-country region – the second largest beneficiary is Mauritius, which...
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 22, 2014
The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seisfa) on Tuesday reluctantly accepted a Ministerial proposal on wage offers, but would not back down on the need for Section 37 of the Main Agreement of the Metal and Engineering Industries...
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 18, 2014
 
 
 
Jul 18, 2014
DESTINATION DUBAI Emirates flew two extra flights between Durban and Dubai during its seasonal peak from December 2013 to January
Airline operator Emirates’ daily flights out of the King Shaka International Airport in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, is the only international year-long flight out of Durban and is performing consistently well, Emirates Southern Africa regional manager Fouad Caunhye...
Jul 18, 2014
The KwaZulu-Natal branch of earthmoving equipment distributor High Power Equipment Africa (HPE Africa) participated at the 2014 Royal Agricultural Show, which was held in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, from May 23 to June 1. On display were Korean earthmoving...
Jul 18, 2014
The wind farm was inaugurated on July 9.
Jul 18, 2014
IMPROVING PROFESSIONAL IMAGE Having a qualified thermoplastic welding inspector will improve a company’s professional image, credibility and quality systems
South African plastic industry body Plastics SA will introduce its new Polymer-compound Manufacturing learnership at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Southern Africa’s (IOM3 SA’s) gathering in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, next month. Plastics...
Jul 18, 2014
Work is being undertaken on the pipeline connecting the Spring Grove dam to the uMngeni system.
Jul 17, 2014
The appointment in April 2014 of Tswane-based Genpower as official Goscor Power Products dealer, brings the complete range of Goscor power products to customers in the region and extends the company’s South African and SADC dealer network to 58. Goscor Power...
Jul 17, 2014
Elster Kent Metering (Pty) Limited was in attendance at the recent Water Institute of Southern Africa conference, held in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. With the theme of Water Innovations, the company promoted their latest water metering technology to a contingent of more...
Jul 16, 2014
A new study by PwC has found that while 80% of organisations rank digital technology integration as a priority, only one in five companies can lay claim to being a “digital” organisation. PwC’s sixth annual Digital IQ Survey revealed how well business and...
Jul 16, 2014
Ford was “really hopeful” employers and workers would “come together as quickly as possible” to resolve the current strike in South Africa’s metals and engineering industry, said Ford Middle East and Africa president Jim Benintende on Wednesday. Ford Motor...
Jul 16, 2014
Talks to end the three-week strike in the metals and engineering sector will resume this week through formal bargaining council structures after the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) was unable to secure a wage agreement with the...
 
 
 
 
Jul 15, 2014
In a move that will ensure valve manufacturer AVK South Africa’s compliance with the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) new designation law that requires State-owned companies (SOCs) to buy locally manufactured products with a 70% local content, AVK...
Jul 15, 2014
The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) would not get back to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) with a new wage offer, as the organisation has exhausted its mandate, CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba asserted on...
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
The Namibia-based High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) recently measured pulsed gamma rays in the southern sky from ground level for the first time, strengthening the country’s bid to host the world’s largest gamma ray telescope, the Cherenkov Telescope Array...
Jul 11, 2014
Vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA’s) Struandale engine plant, in Port Elizabeth, this week celebrated the production of its three-millionth engine – a 3.2-l, five-cylinder Duratorq TDCi engine destined to power a Ford Ranger...
Jul 11, 2014
MARC GRANGER Production of the first South African trains is scheduled to start in 2017
The first 20 trains in the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) ten-year, R51-billion deal to procure 600 new trains, should be shipped from Brazil by the end of 2015, says Gibela CEO Marc Granger. He says Prasa should start using these first new...
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
KNOWLEDGE THIRST The demand for training programmes in Africa is growing
Steel construction industry body Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) aims increase its presence in Southern Africa, says Saisc CEO Paolo Trinchero. “We are. . . establishing links with universities and training institutes in other Southern...
Jul 10, 2014
Rather than being a prominent job creator and driver of the South African economy, employer organisation for the metals sector the National Employers' Association of South Africa (Neasa) says the local metals industry has become a liability for the country,...
Jul 10, 2014
 
 
 
 
Jul 09, 2014
Esor Pipelines has one of the most impressive track records in the South African pipeline industry, including several prestigious projects that required specialised expertise. These include the recent completion of sub-Saharan Africa’s largest water pipeline —...
Jul 09, 2014
Apex Welding and Safety Screens have significantly contributed to improved safety in many manufacturing facilities throughout southern Africa. This innovative, locally manufactured p.v.c. screening material is most often used to cordon off welding and grinding bays....
Jul 09, 2014
Accurate measuring and sensing at low temperatures offers its own challenges. The Leuze CML 700i light curtains have been engineered to be used in applications with temperatures as low as minus 30°C. An important bonus is that this high-tech sensor offers and...
Jul 09, 2014
As the issue of the pay gap between top executives and entry-level workers became more prominent, regulatory intervention into the matter was becoming more likely; however, advisory firm PwC warned that this could have undesired consequences. According to PwC’s...
Jul 08, 2014
Chicago Pneumatic introduced two new products in April 2014 - the RX range of light, medium and heavy rig-mounted hydraulic breakers for construction and demolition as well as two improved CPLT light tower models for portable autonomous site lighting. A leading...
Jul 08, 2014
Yunus Carrim
Parliament is to hold public hearings on the Bill that seeks to extend the mandate of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) across the continent. "We will give the Bill to independent experts. We need people who have technical expertise," chairperson of the...
Jul 08, 2014
Players in the Southern African logistics supply chain should investigate the viability of pooling resources, market intelligence and other services to provide clients with a complete end-to-end logistics offering through a so-called “single window”, Imperial...
Jul 08, 2014
Pinnacle Africa, one of Southern Africa’s largest ICT distributors, is proud to announce the launch of The Division – its new high-tech hub focussed on extremely high performance computing and electronics. The Division is made up of a team of technology experts...
Jul 08, 2014
As the licenced distributor of Siebtechnik centrifuges in southern Africa for over ten years, Multotec has access to a wide range of product available internationally. Gerrit du Plessis, product specialist for Multotec’ s Solid Liquid and Magnetic Separation...
Jul 07, 2014
The Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) on Monday said it was confident of a resolution to the ongoing metals and engineering strike as the parties to the negotiations display a “sense of urgency and purpose”. The council said it was...
 
 
 
 
Jul 04, 2014
The Zimbabwe government has taken over ownership and operations of Southern Africa’s first public–private partnership (PPP) and build, operate and transfer (BOT) concession, the New Limpopo Bridge, at Beitbridge, following the expiry of the BOT agreement last...
Jul 04, 2014
Kaizer Nyatsumba
Renewed efforts to end the strike in the metals and engineering sector fell flat after the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) rejected a new offer from the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa). The parties...
Jul 04, 2014
French multinational Alstom’s transport services unit says the services market is becoming progressively more accessible to private companies, with Alstom Transport growing 10% year-on-year and aiming to be the reference for railway services in the global market,...
Jul 04, 2014
The Ngodwana project was officially opened on June 18.
Jul 04, 2014
Construction of the Gauteng Nerve Centre, which will control all commuter rail traffic in Gauteng, is well under way.
 
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