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Sikalastic-560 is a hybrid, economical and eco-friendly liquid applied waterproofing solution based on Sika Co-elastic technology (CET).

     29th July 2016 This durable and versatile product is suitable for new construction and refurbishments on roofs. Sika’s Co-elastic technology combines the high performance of polyurethane dispersion with the well-known properties of an acrylic. This technology offers an overall improved performance compared to... 

Deputy Minister Thomson Hands Over School Desks To Students From St Chad High School

     29th July 2016 The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms. Barbara Thomson, has today 29 July 2016, handed over school desks as part of the continued Mandela month celebrations, at the St Chad High School in Ladysmith, Kwa Zulu-Natal. The desks are made out of biomass from cleared Alien Invasive... 

Steel designations, Highveld supply to shore up AMSA demand amid weak market

By: Terence Creamer     29th July 2016 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) expects a proposed deal to reopen the heavy-section mill at Evraz Highveld Steel & Vanadium (Highveld), together with recent moves by government to stipulate the use of local steel when calculating local content on certain infrastructure... 

Riverbed Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Leading End User Experience Monitoring Provider Aternity

     29th July 2016 Acquisition expands Riverbed’s SteelCentral offerings, providing the industry’s best and most comprehensive end-to-end visibility solution in the market – spanning network, application and end user experience management.   Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, today announced... 

Xero match for Yoco

     29th July 2016 Small to medium-sized businesses can now operate from anywhere with Xero's cloud-based accounting software and Yoco's mobile point of sale. Together they offer complete mobility and a seamless accounting experience with an up-to-date financial view of the business and automatic daily sales... 

Britain casts doubt on EDF's Hinkley Point nuclear plan

By: Reuters     29th July 2016 Britain's new government has cast doubt over a project with French energy company EDF to build the UK's first new nuclear plant in decades, delaying a decision on the plan just a day after the company's board voted to proceed. In a surprise move, the government said it wanted to give the Hinkley... 

Gautrain agency crunching numbers on new lines, tunnels and rolling stock

By: Irma Venter     29th July 2016 Building and operating the Gautrain rail system has always been a complex numbers game, ever since former Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa first announced the project in 2000. Six years from the start of operations in 2010, not much has changed. 

3 500 North West households to be electrified

     29th July 2016 State-owned power utility Eskom GM Phil Khumalo says that the utility is committed to electrifying more than 3 500 households in the Madibeng local municipality in North West by the end of this financial year. 

Amid opposition, MyCiti bus service reports passenger record

By: Irma Venter     29th July 2016 Cape Town’s MyCiti bus service transported its highest ever number of passengers in May this year, says Cape Town Transport MMC Brett Heron. He says MiCiti saw 700 000 passenger journeys in May. The total number of passenger journeys since the service rolled out in 2010 now numbers more than... 

Business objectives key when pursuing digital transformation

By: Schalk Burger     29th July 2016 A focus on achieving business objectives by improving specific processes through the use of information technology (IT) systems will enable CIOs to get buy-in and returns from implementing technologies that change the business. IT multinational Wipro Africa business head Gavin Holme says that... 

Data analytics systems offering fact-based operational insights

By: Schalk Burger     29th July 2016 Big data analytics systems allow for the simulation and testing of scenarios, and fact-based analysis. These systems are being applied to empower employees at all levels with information and prompts, making them more productive, says enterprise information management and big data analytics... 

Emergency network solution links LTE and radio networks for emergency services

By: Schalk Burger     29th July 2016 Critical communications multinational Motorola Solutions release a new Wave 7000 for public safety agencies - a high-performance push-to-talk (PTT) platform that can be linked to a private or public long-term evolution (LTE) network and Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks so that users can... 

Gautrain agency crunching numbers on new lines, tunnels and rolling stock

By: Irma Venter     29th July 2016 Building and operating the Gautrain rail system has always been a complex numbers game, ever since former Gauteng premier Mbhazima Shilowa first announced the project in 2000. Six years on from the start of operations in 2010, not much has changed. 

Power builds to continue despite decreased demand across industries

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th July 2016 Despite a decrease in demand for energy from the mining and related industries, construction, engineering and mining contractor Murray & Roberts Power & Water platform CEO Steve Harrison believes that the power station builds at Medupi, in Limpopo, and Kusile, in Mpumalanga, will continue to... 

S Africa renewables sector growing well

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th July 2016 Engineering firm Arup associate director Mariaan Woest believes that the renewables sector is growing well in South Africa, with Arup selected as a consultant on many of the projects approved in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). 

Solar gaining traction in South Africa

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th July 2016 Adequate, reliable and affordable electricity supply remains a challenge in South Africa for businesses and homeowners, and solar energy is gaining momentum as a key area of focus to provide solutions for these challenges. 

Wastewater treatment necessary to grow the economy

By: Nadine James     29th July 2016 Consistent and sustainable water supply is necessary to ensure socioeconomic growth; therefore, wastewater treatment, as a comparatively cost-effective solution that reduces strain on available water supply, is vital to economic growth in water-stressed countries, says waste management company... 

World Power Products - the smarter sheet metal Manufacturers

     29th July 2016 One has to embrace new technological and smarter engineering processes to remain the leader in sheet metal manufacturing, and that is precisely what Johannesburg-based sheet metal products manufacturer World Power Products (WPP) has done. 'We offer our customer's a smarter and more cost-efficient... 

Seshego Industrial Park receives R21m boost from DTI

By: Ilan Solomons     28th July 2016 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has launched the R21-million first phase of the Seshego Industrial Park revitalisation project, in Polokwane, which is aimed at promoting industrialisation, job creation and economic growth. Trade and Industry Minsiter Dr Rob Davies, Limpopo Premier Stan... 

PennEngineering® Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Heyco® Products Inc.

     28th July 2016 PennEngineering® has entered into an agreement to acquire Heyco® Products Inc. (Toms River, NJ, USA), it was announced today by both companies.  Terms of the agreement were undisclosed and no changes are anticipated regarding Heyco’s operations, facilities, and employees.  The acquisition is... 

Atlas Copco South Africa employee questions ASKed & answered

     28th July 2016 Atlas Copco South Africa once again showed its commitment to its employees with the launch on 11th May 2016 of the Atlas Copco Self Service Kiosk at the company’s Head Office in Jet Park, Johannesburg. Atlas Copco Holdings Vice President, Frans van Niekerk, was on hand to cut the ribbon during... 

Sealing, gluing and potting diversity for the automobile industry

     28th July 2016 At Automechanika, from 13 to 17 September 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, the Sonderhoff group of companies will present their products for the automotive industry. The world's leading system supplier and process specialist for sealing, gluing and potting solutions based on polyurethane, silicone or... 

South Africa a leader in aviation security

By: Keith Campbell     28th July 2016 South Africa is one of the leading countries in the world in implementing the latest commercial aviation security systems. This was pointed out on Tuesday by International Air Transport Association (Iata) head of facilitation Bob Davidson. The systems concerned are Advanced Passenger Information... 

How to professionally specify your IP camera network

     28th July 2016 The past decade has seen camera surveillance technology rapidly evolving. Of significance was the much-anticipated shift from analogue closed circuit television (CCTV) to Internet protocol (IP)-based systems. It is now widely accepted that the benefits of IP far outweigh analogue, but the... 

A Crystal Clear Energy Choice

     28th July 2016 In South Africa, and Africa, we can make more energy than we can use from solar and other alternative sources, but what do we do when the sun goes down or the wind stops blowing? This is the stumbling block,” says Miles Oates, chief executive officer of the Build Africa Corporation. “The question... 

South Africa struggling to manage the water crisis – Turton

By: Anine Kilian     27th July 2016 Albeit a water-strained country, South Africa has one of the most diverse economies in the world for the ecosystem in which it is embedded, according to University of the Free State professor and water expert Dr Anthony Turton. Speaking at the ninth yearly Green Building Conference in Sandton,... 

Mining companies relying more on renewable energy

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th July 2016 Mining companies are increasingly looking to renewable energy to meet their power needs, as the subdued mineral price environment is incentivising firms to reduce reliance on more expensive diesel or distant, unreliable electricity grid systems, states research firm BMI Research. In its outlook... 

South Africa ranks moderately on food security index

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th July 2016 South Africa is ranked at 47 out of the 113 countries in this year’s Global Food Security Index (GFSI), reflecting a one-position decline from 2015, but an overall 0.6 point score increase. The country ranked first among its sub-Saharan African peers and landed in the top ten of... 

35-Year Industry Veteran Peter Patterson Joins Superior in Sales Role

     27th July 2016 Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has appointed Peter Patterson as territory sales manager throughout central and western Canada. In his new role, Patterson will work alongside bulk material producers and... 

Genetec Inc. Announces New Version of its Unified IP Security Platform, Security Center

     27th July 2016 Genetec Inc, a leading provider of open-architecture, unified IP security solutions today announced version 5.5 of Security Center, the company’s open architecture, unified IP security platform that combines access control, video surveillance, ALPR, and communications. Security Center 5.5 offers... 

Modern day trucking challenges the status quo

     27th July 2016 ‘Technological innovations in the transport industry presents the opportunity to challenge the status quo of risk management and operational efficiencies,’ says Neil Henderson, Barloworld Transport chief executive. While the transport industry has seen some necessary change over the past two... 

Internet Solutions Selects NetApp SolidFire and Becomes the First Service Provider in Africa to Offer Performance-Based Storage Tiering

     27th July 2016 NetApp SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, has announced that Internet Solutions, Africa’s largest provider of managed network services, has deployed its all-flash scale-out storage. Powered by SolidFire’s next-generation infrastructure... 

Achieving full visibility in a cloudy hybrid environment

     27th July 2016 As the digital transformation wave sweeps through enterprises, users now expect 24/7 access to applications on whatever device they want to use. As a result, a growing number of organisations are migrating applications and information stores to public and private cloud solutions, so that hybrid... 

Molex Announces Inaugural Transcend Alliance Partners

     26th July 2016 Molex has announced that six partners have joined the new Transcend® Alliance, a consortium of companies working together to expand and promote the use of network connected lighting in commercial buildings by developing and implementing new systems and protocols. New integrated lighting network... 

GE aiming to change coal narrative with high-efficiency power solutions 

By: Terence Creamer     26th July 2016 Technology group GE is beginning to actively make the case for clean coal, having concluded that coal-fired generation will remain a major, albeit relatively smaller, part of the future electricity mix in many parts of the world. GE Power global sales and marketing leader for steam power systems,... 

Lumax Energy equips ABB headquarters with Renusol mounting solution for solar microgrid installation

     26th July 2016 The South African wholesaler Lumax Energy has equipped the national headquarters of ABB, the global leader in power and automation technology, with a mounting solution for its 756 kWp solar microgrid installation. This is a world premiere for the innovative solution with fully grid-connected and... 

GB14 passenger Bo-Bo loco launched by Grindrod

     26th July 2016 Rail engineering solutions provider Grindrod Locomotives has implemented over 20 shunting solutions across Africa, including the latest delivery of six locomotives to the Cote d'Ivoire Sitarail operations since developing its shunting product range in 2012. This GS7 shunting product is a three... 

Damaged Namibian furnace set for three-week refractory lining replacement – Dundee

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th July 2016 TSX-listed Dundee Precious Metals expects its 2016 concentrate throughput to be about 20 000 t less than planned, after a power outage led to damage to the refractory lining of the Ausmelt furnace at its Tsumeb smelter in Namibia. Subsequent to a power blackout in Namibia on July 22, cooling... 

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