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Pioneer Foods four months revenue up 7.8%, buoyed by UK price inflation in UK

By: African News Agency      15th February 2019 Pioneer Foods said on Friday its turnover increased by 7.8% in the four months to 31 January, primarily driven by price inflation in bread, wheat flour, rice, export fruit and a sound volume growth in these products and breakfast cereals in the UK. The owner of brand names such as Weet-Bix,... 

A.B.E. Flooring System Also Used For Walls At Douglas Greeen Winery

17th January 2019 Three components of a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ popular abecote flooring system were used for both new flooring and walls at the Douglas Green Winery in Wellington in the Western Cape. a.b.e. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. 

Forward-thinking municipality uses pumps to generate electricity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th October 2018 A technical team serving the requirements of the Drakenstein Municipality in the Western Cape has designed one of the country’s largest pump and turbine stations to be used for water reticulation to the nearby town of Paarl in dry periods, and as turbines to generate electricity for the city... 

Unions call for full investigation into explosion at Rheinmetall Denel Munition plant

By: Rebecca Campbell     4th September 2018 Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has confirmed that the fatal explosion which rocked its Somerset West plant, in the Western Cape, on Monday took place in the propellant operations building. “During operations an explosion occurred and destroyed the entire building and the immediate surrounding... 

Biogas plant demonstrates potential using new tech

By: Paige Müller     17th August 2018 Renewable-energy and waste disposal solutions provider Global Energy has constructed a fully operational biogas demonstration plant using technology that has been designed to be more cost effective, manufactured locally and simpler to operate and maintain. The plant aims to showcase the potential... 

Durable equipment is the key to success

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th August 2018 One of the Western Cape’s fastest growing civil construction companies, JVZ Construction, attributes a large portion of its success to the procurement of reliable and durable equipment that has enabled it to complete projects effectively and timeously. As a result of its on-time performance and... 

Major quake cuts communications, halts oil and gas operations in Papua New Guinea

By: Reuters     26th February 2018 At least one company began evacuating non-essential personnel after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea's energy-rich interior on Monday, causing landslides, damaging buildings and closing oil and gas operations. The tremor hit in the rugged, heavily forested Southern... 

Russian views on the future of civil aeronautics

By: Rebecca Campbell     16th February 2018 People are concerned about noise, emissions and safety. We are working to make aviation safer, greener and more comfortable for people,” highlighted Professor Sergey Chernyshev, general director of Russia’s renowned Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (much better known in English by the... 

Russian views on the future of civil aeronautics

By: Rebecca Campbell     16th February 2018 “People are concerned about noise, emissions, and safety. We are working to make aviation safer, greener and more comfortable for people,” highlighted Professor Sergey Chernyshev, General Director of Russia’s renowned Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (much better known in English by the... 

Sassda promotes the use of stainless steel water pipes

5th October 2017 The Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) is, along with the Drakenstein municipality in Paarl, in the Western Cape, and South African stainless steel product manufacturers, evaluating the use of stainless steel pipes to reduce water leaks. Sassda states that as much... 

10 injured as train, diesel truck collide near Stellenbosch

By: News24Wire      20th September 2017 Ten people were injured when a diesel truck collided with a Metrorail passenger train near Muldersvlei station outside Stellenbosch on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The truck was attempting to cross the railway line when the incident occurred, Western Cape traffic department spokesperson... 

Bodangora Wind Farm project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     21st April 2017 Infigen Energy has secured a power purchase agreement with EnergyAustralia for 60% of the output from the proposed wind farm project. 

Municipal Stainless Steel Solutions Could Save SA Millions In Water Losses

15th February 2017 With South Africa experiencing Stage 2 and 3 water restrictions following its worst drought in decades, the spotlight falls on the solution of using stainless steel in water distribution and service pipes in South Africa to reduce leakages and maintenance costs and preserve our already strained... 

Waste-to-energy project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     23rd September 2016 The project entails the development of South Africa’s first waste-to-energy plant. 

Waste-to-energy project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th September 2016 The project entails the development of South Africa’s first waste-to-energy plant. 

Woolworths Holdings Ltd Annual Results

25th August 2016 Woolworths Holdings Ltd today announced results for the year ended 28 June 2016, including David Jones full year results for the first time. Group sales (including concession sales) increased 16.4% to R72.1bn despite challenging trading conditions in both South Africa and Australasia. Adjusted... 

Partners appointed for first SA waste-to-energy project 

By: African News Agency      2nd August 2016 Black & Veatch announced on Tuesday that it had been chosen by MBHE African Power to provide technical assistance for South Africa’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant to be located in the Drakenstein municipality, near Wellington in the Western Cape. A statement from the US-based, employee-owned... 

South Africa’s first locomotives

By: Jade Davenport     22nd July 2016 The South Africa of the late 1850s was an economic and industrial backwater with limited growth prospects, especially when compared with other colonial outposts. Diamonds and gold, which were to drive the country’s industrial revolution, were still a long way from being discovered and, thus, the... 

SA’s first public rail infrastructure

By: Jade Davenport     8th July 2016 It has been established that South Africa’s first rail-esque infrastructure was a 1.6N km oxen-operated wooden line, which was laid along Durban’s Bluff in 1856 to facilitate the conveyance of quarried sandstone for the construction of the harbour’s North Pier. However, the country did not have... 

Winery installs 800 kW rooftop solar PV plant 

By: Anine Kilian     12th April 2016 The construction of an 800 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system at wine and spirit producer DGB’s production facility, in Wellington, in the Western Cape, has been completed. The 2 600 solar panel system, which has a 25-year lifespan and which was installed by Terra Firma Solutions, was... 

Wine and citrus could be victims in game of chicken

By: News24Wire      7th January 2016 There is extreme concern that the wine and citrus industries in the Western Cape will be collateral damage if the Agoa issue surrounding imported chicken from the US is not resolved immediately, according to Wesgro CEO Tim Harris. The wine industry in the Western Cape employs almost 170 000... 

Berg River swim cut short by high water pollution levels and low flow

28th October 2015 High water pollution levels and exceptionally low flows have forced extreme swimmers Andrew Chin and Henko Roukema to abandon their quest to swim the length of the Berg River. They had set off on Monday 19 October on an initiative to heighten awareness around the state of our rivers by swimming... 

Rhodes Food officially acquires fruit juice manufacturer Pacmar

By: Tracy Hancock     2nd April 2015 All conditions precedent have been met with regard to the R165-million acquisition of Pacmar by Rhodes Food, making the acquisition unconditional, JSE-listed Rhodes Food Group (RFG) advised shareholders on Thursday. As a reslut, Rhodes Food, RFG’s wholly owned subsidiary, acquired 100% of... 

Australia shares storm to fresh 7-year high as China rate cut spurs resources

By: Reuters     2nd March 2015 Australian shares rose to a fresh seven-year high on Monday as a Chinese rate cut pushed up resources stocks while growing expectations of a domestic rate cut prompted investors to buy banks. On Saturday, China's central bank cut rates just as official data showed a second straight month of... 

Rhodes Food announces further acquisitions worth R112m

By: Tracy Hancock     20th February 2015 Rhodes Food is accelerating the implementation of its growth strategy with the announcement of two further acquisitions, totalling R112-million, following the January announcement of its acquisition of fruit juice product manufacturer and distributor Pacmar for R165-million. The company, a... 

Rhodes Food decision to buy Pacmar for R165m aligned with business strategy

By: Tracy Hancock     7th January 2015 Rhodes Food has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the issued share capital of fruit juice product manufacturer and distributor Pacmar for R165-million. The deal is expected to complement its parent company’s, Rhodes Food Group’s (RFG’s), strategy of expanding its business through... 

Local company secures flooring contract for WC winery

By: David Oliveira     14th November 2014 Jet Park-based corrosion protection, epoxy flooring, concrete repair and waterproofing company Verni secured a contract for its Supaflor polyurethane (PU), high-density (HD) screed flooring solution last month. The solution will be applied to the floors of the winery at Mont Rochelle in... 

Water programme aims to educate students, create water literacy

By: Sashnee Moodley     5th September 2014 The Berg River Partnership (BRP) has piloted the 2020 Vision for Water Education Programme (VFWEP) at 10 schools in the Berg river area, in the Western Cape, as part of its youth initiative. 

NSW seeks buyer for 12Mt/y Cobbora mine

By: Esmarie Iannucci     7th August 2014 The New South Wales government is looking for a buyer for the Cobbora coal mine, in the state’s Central West. Treasurer Andrew Constance this week announced the expression of interest, saying that all state and federal planning approvals for the project were in place. 

Soil stabiliser offers possible solution for pothole problem

By: Zandile Mavuso     2nd May 2014 With torrential rain in February causing existing potholes to widen and new ones to emerge, soil stabilisation products supplier AnyWay Solid Environmental Solutions South Africa believes roads authorities should consider new ways to deal with what is now a persisting scourge. 


21st February 2014 The images of flooding in the UK have brought home just how vulnerable even the most developed countries are to changes in the weather. Pictured above is a resident of Wraysbury, in southern England, wading through water in Wellington boots as the Thames flooded the village. 

SA munitions firm a key asset for major German defence group

By: Keith Campbell     15th November 2013 South African defence company Rheinmetall Denel Munitions (RDM) is set to become the German Rheinmetall group's second global hub for munitions manufacture and is already a major research and development (R&D) centre for the global company. RDM is 51%-owned by Rheinmetall and 49% by South... 

Western Cape launches artisan development programme

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th August 2013 The Western Cape government on Monday launched a R5.8-million pilot programme to help aspirant artisans become fully qualified and find employment. The Artisan Development Programme will fund 200 young people who have theoretical knowledge of artisanship but have not been able to find placement... 

Bodangora wind farm project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd August 2013 The project involves the construction and operation of a 120 MW wind farm. 

Company Announcement: Atlas Copco's Energy Recovery System Saves Energy & Costs for Vital Health Foods

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th April 2013 Atlas Copco is a service driven, customer focused company that delivers class leading equipment and services across the entire product portfolio to assist customers with increasing their operational efficiency through optimising equipment availability and product operational life 

André Visser

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     1st February 2013 Position: MD of Fabrinox Main Activity of the Company: Fabrinox ispecialises in the cost-effective manufacturing of sheet-metal components, subassemblies and projects entailing under-licence manufacturing  

Setas, industry body to drive skills development

By: Chantelle Kotze     16th November 2012 The Wine Industry Network for Expertise and Technology (Winetech), an organisation that coordinates research, training and technology transfer in the wine industry, hopes to form a steadfast partnership with sector education and training authorities (Setas), the Foodbev and AgriSeta to develop... 

Mill Creek wind farm project, New Zealand

By: Sheila Barradas     28th September 2012 Mill Creek will be a 26-turbine wind farm north-west of Wellington city in New Zealand. 

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