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Kenya sees $500m biofuels investment in 2 years

30th October 2008 Kenya expects $500-million worth of foreign investments in biofuel crop production over the next two years, a top government official said. Romano Kiome, permanent secretary in the agriculture ministry, said five multinational firms from the United States, Japan, and Britain had applied to be... 

SKF certification programme designed at improving motor-repair efficiencies

2nd February 2007 Global leader in bearing technology and rotating equipment solutions SKF has introduced its new worldwide certification programme to South Africa, and Delba Electrical, of Springs, became the first officially audited and approved company to receive the SKF certified rewinder certificate on... 

Design concepts flow in for R325m parliamentary precinct project

2nd February 2007 Parliament has begun receiving and considering tenders for its space utilisation project, which includes the construction of a banquet hall and is to be completed by December 2008. 

Transport Month spurs activity

26th January 2007 With October designated the month of Transport, Metrobus launched its range of city buses, Auto Africa proved a huge success and VWSA are on a huge skills drive with aid from the government.?The Johannesburg Metropolitan Bus Services (Metrobus) announced the launch of 38 new Mercedes-Benz buses... 

Local initiative to combat automotive industry skills shortage

26th January 2007 A future skills project, which aims to combat the national industry skills shortages by developing strategic partnerships with the Department of Labour, Merseta, the Volkswagen dealer network and colleges, is in an advanced planning stage. 

New glass float line likely to be completed by April

26th January 2007 A second glass float line being installed at PFG’s Springs site is on track for completion by April, with most of the R710-million budget already committed by the PG group. 

R500m waste-based paper project getts moving

26th January 2007 Africa’s largest packaging company, Nampak, is set to begin a R500-million expansion project at its corrugated paper mill in Rosslyn, Pretoria, during the first quarter of this year. 

Outcome of polymer pricing probe expected soon

19th January 2007 The results of investigations into polymer pricing launched in mid-2005 are expected to be released early this year, says executive director of the Plastics Federation of South Africa (PFSA) David Hughes. 

Container terminal delays alleviated

15th December 2006 Congestion and delays at the Durban container terminal (DCT) have been an ongoing problem; however, the lengthy delays have now been eliminated. This is according to the Container Liner Operator’s Forum (CLOF) and Transnet, following the implementation of a focused action plan to eliminate... 

Gear specialist supports port upgrade

15th December 2006 A number of Durban-based companies have enlisted Johannesburg-based SEW Eurodrive’s range of helical gear units and gear motors for bulk handling operations in the Durban Port upgrade project. 

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