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Research unit tackles mine water issue

30th April 2010 Water refining in the mining industry has become the University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) crystallisation and precipitation unit’s new focus of research, with a new technology called eutectic freeze crystallisation (EFC) showing promise in treating mine water waste.  

Empowered firm offers industry’s first learnership

9th April 2010 Black economic empowerment (BEE) mobile crane hire-service provider Target Cranes has established the first mobile crane operator training school in South Africa.  

Heavy equipment supplier expands its footprint

2nd April 2010 Heavy equipment supplier High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa is expanding its branch network to another five centres in South Africa this year. 

Crane company aggressively increases its presence

2nd April 2010 Mobile crane hire-service provider Target Cranes is aggressively increasing its presence in Gauteng province in response to the strong market demand. 

Capital equipment sector prepares for a construction lull

2nd April 2010 Capital equipment suppliers to the construction industry, particularly those specialising in roads and earthworks, are cautious about the outlook for the second half of the year following the completion of certain major projects. The concern is that there will be less private work available,... 

Earthmoving company 
takes on new excavator

2nd April 2010 Earthmoving company SA Earthworks has bought an 80-t excavator from heavy equipment supplier HPE Africa. The excavator, which is one of the few of its size in the country, was launched in 2008. 

Proposed ban on labour brokering could have implications for economy

5th March 2010 The livelihood of one-million people, who support 3,6-million others, hangs in the balance with the proposed ban on labour brokering, says local association representing labour brokers, the Confederation of Associations in the Private Employment Sector (Capes). 

Fears that GDP could decline further, says development corporation

5th February 2010 With the automotive industry supplying 30% of manufacturing employment and contributing 32% of gross value-added manufacturing in the Eastern Cape, the province’s economy has been negatively influenced by the global economic recession, says the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC). 

Creating accessibility for communities

5th February 2010 The South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF’s) 35 Engineer Support Regiment at Dunottar, in Springs, has completed the construction of a second Bailey bridge, in the Eastern Cape, and will start construction on a third bridge this month. 

Airline suspension strains aviation node development

5th February 2010 Economic growth in the Eastern Cape has suffered a setback with the suspension of local airline South Africa Airlink flights between Port Elizabeth and East London, says Port Elizabeth Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Percci). 

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