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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 Swanepoel     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. 

FLOOD WARNING

     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. 

State

By: Asha Ramsaran     21st September 2012 Tender work arising from state contracts  

State

By: Asha Ramsaran     14th September 2012 Tender work arising from state contracts  

Salt River rail workshop eyes return to glory days

By: Jean McKenzie     1st June 2012 Transnet Rail Engineering’s (TRE’s) Salt River railway plant, in Cape Town, which celebrated 150 years of operation in mid-May, could play an important part in upcoming rail investment projects in South Africa, said group CEO Brian Molefe. 

German company appoints African distributor

     25th May 2012 Transmission components company AZ Hollink South Africa has been appointed as the sole representative for German components manufacturer Renk Hanover in South Africa, as well as its authorised dealer for sub-Saharan Africa. 

TRE’s Salt River facility eyes return to glory days on big rail investment 

By: Jean McKenzie     16th May 2012 Transnet Rail Engineering (TRE’s) Salt River railway plant in Cape Town, which celebrated 150 years of operation this week, could play an important part in upcoming rail investment projects in South Africa, said group CEO Brian Molefe. He said a return to Salt River’s glory days might “well be... 

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