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Darren Parker

Darren Parker

Darren Parker is a Creamer Media Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Indaba aims to encourage sector growth

27th November 2020 Revitalising and growing manufacturers is the theme of this year’s Manufacturing Indaba, which aims to get the South African manufacturing industry stakeholders together to unpack the way forward towards growing their businesses. This year’s event was originally slated to take place on June 9 and... 

NDT company opens shop in Mozambique

27th November 2020 Quality assurance and non-destructive testing (NDT) company Dekra Industrial RSA has registered a legal entity named Dekra Industrial Inspection LDA, in Mozambique, as a springboard from which to service the liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in the Cabo Delgado province. “While we have... 

Counterfeit goods a costly threat to sector

27th November 2020 An influx of inferior-quality competitive electrical connector products into South Africa is a threat to the local manufacturing industry, owing to their unreliability, says electrical connector supplier Alexander and Poole area manager Juanita Fisher-Hill. “The greatest offenders are companies... 

Local valve manufacturer first to be marine-certified

27th November 2020 Valve manufacturer Paltechnologies (Paltech), a subsidiary of holdings company Mokoena Holdings, has become the first South African valve manufacturer to become fully certified to supply valves to the marine industry. Paltech was one of the companies to benefit from the Marine Manufacturing,... 

Panel on EIPs to feature at Indaba

27th November 2020 The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) will host a panel at this year’s Manufacturing Indaba on industrial parks, the potential to transform them into eco-industrial parks (EIPs) and leveraging them for accelerated development. This year, the NCPC-SA, United Nations... 

Stronger advocacy needed to protect European business interests

20th November 2020 The impact of Covid-19 on South Africa and Italy has highlighted the need for strong action to ensure that European business interests are protected in South Africa, according to a statement by Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industries (ItalchamSA) secretary-general Pamina Bohrer... 

S African-Italian trade dips but remains adequate

20th November 2020 Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, a respectable $1.4-billion worth of goods has been exchanged between South Africa and Italy since January, according to Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industries (ItalchamSA) secretary general Pamina Bohrer. She explains that the bulk of this trade... 

Partnership improves dry-type transformers access in Africa

20th November 2020 Access to dry-type transformer technology has been boosted throughout Africa, following the partnership of South African transformer supplier Trafo Power Solutions with Italian transformer manufacturer TMC Transformers at the end of 2018. “The business prospects for TMC in Africa are quite good... 

Company assists in off-site screening

6th November 2020 Following the resumption of mine operations at the beginning of May, onboarding and compliance solutions provider KBC Health and Safety partnered with occupational health and safety services provider Workforce Healthcare to assist mining clients in improving the onboarding process for contractors... 

African decarbonisation remains a distant ideal

6th November 2020 The complete decarbonisation of Africa will not occur in the short or medium term, although some progress will be made in the long term, says professional services firm Deloitte Africa energy and resources leader Andrew Lane. As the rest of the world increasingly shies away from fossil-fuel-fired... 

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