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Ongoing investment underscores commitment
Ongoing investment underscores commitment
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Anchored fundamentally in the principle of efficiently managing its manufacturing processes, conveyor belt solutions manufacturer and supplier Tru-Trac Rollers’ ongoing investments in... 


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Robotics, AI beneficial for business
19th April 2024

The manufacturing industry is currently at the doorstep of a transformational era, one marked by the seamless integration of robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and augmented reality or virtual... 


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Institute warns of looming change in standards
12th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

As the unit standards of the current National Qualifications Framework (NQF) expired in June 2023, with the last enrolment of learners in June 2024, professional body Institute for Work at Height... 


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Energy company driving global move to renewables
15th December 2023

In South Africa, global renewable-power producer Scatec has initiated numerous projects under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme contributing towards a more... 


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Company opens high-tech warehouse in Cameroon
3rd November 2023

Integrated logistics company A.P Moller–Maersk, commonly referred to as Maersk, opened the doors to a brand-new and technology-driven warehousing and distribution (W&D) facility in Douala, Cameroon... 


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Pandemic-induced change demands upskilling
3rd November 2023 By: Halima Frost

The warehousing and storage sector has noted a substantial uptick in demand for space and associated services, following the significant increase in e-commerce buying after Covid-19. The e-commerce... 


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New warehouse to bolster logistics provider’s position in sector
3rd November 2023

Independent logistics service provider Seabourne Logistics announced in September that it would be moving into a new, “expansive” facility in Gauteng, South Africa. The new 22 000 m2 premises... 


LANTERN RINGS
The introduction of Vesconite Hilube’s lantern ring applications prolonged lifespan and reduced maintenance efforts
Better hydro efficiency through pump, turbine tech
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Early attempts to replace conventional metallic-type lantern rings with polymers, such as nylon, yielded discouraging results compared to metallic lantern rings in the water engineering industry,... 


WATER SECURITY
By acknowledging the fundamental right to clean water, South Africa can secure its water future
Company empowers communities
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Amid challenges of population growth and recurring droughts, the need for swift, cost-effective, and sustainable water provision solutions in South Africa has never been more critical, states... 


TES providers simplify recruitment processes
13th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The logistics sector can significantly benefit from temporary employment service (TES) providers in bridging the skills gap and improving efficiencies. Further, through working with TES providers,... 


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BCG promotes Lisa Ivers to head of African operations
9th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Strategy consultancy the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has promoted MD and senior partner Lisa Ivers to head of its African operations. She succeeds Patrick Dupoux, who joined BCG’s global... 


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Talk of the town at Indaba
29th September 2023

The Manufacturing Indaba, being held in October, endeavours to promote positive changes in sub-Saharan Africa’s manufacturing landscape – a source of livelihood for millions of people and leading... 


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Supplemental solutions beneficial
29th September 2023

Temporary power generation supplier Aggreko, an official sponsor at this year’s Manufacturing Indaba being held at the Sandton Convention Centre, in October, states that climate change is a hot... 


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Two aerospace research projects under spotlight
15th September 2023

Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI), an initiative of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in conjunction with prominent aerospace design company Ontrack... 


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Emissions requirement postponed for Kusile
25th August 2023

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) announced in June that the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO) has granted State-owned power utility Eskom a postponement to meet... 


Judgment in favour of power utility welcomed
25th August 2023

State-owned power utility Eskom in July said it was pleased with the Johannesburg High Court judgment dismissing with costs, the interdict application by green energy supplier G7 Renewable Energies... 


A solar and battery powered microgrid developed and built by Eskom at the Swartkop dam in the Northern Cape
Microgrid roll-out gaining traction
25th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

After the successful commissioning of State-owned power utility Eskom’s third microgrid, at the Swartkop dam, in the Northern Cape, the company aims to launch its next two microgrids at Nomalengena... 


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Refurbishment under way at Kriel
25th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

Thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) is working with State-owned power utility Eskom on the refurbishment of two natural draught cooling towers at its Kriel power station, in... 


SAFETY VANGUARD
Vertical Logic consistently promotes awareness of total quality and safety principles
Company spotlights new trend in rope access
18th August 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Emerging rope access company Vertical Logic Rope Access MD Craig Muller highlights an “interesting new trend” in the rise of robotics and third-party access initiatives, such as drones, and other... 


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Global giant acquires materials handling supplier
18th August 2023

Mining and construction equipment manufacturer Metso signed an agreement to acquire privately-owned Australian company Brouwer Engineering in July. Brouwer Engineering specialises in automation,... 


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Yearly materials handling conference well represented
18th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s International Materials Handling Conference (IMHC), Beltcon21, was held on August 2 and 3 at the Emperor's Palace Conference Centre in Kempton Park, Gauteng. Beltcon – the leading... 


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Navigating effective project management hurdles
28th July 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Project management firms must contend with various challenges, including navigating methodologies that clients may not understand, and shortage of experienced personnel. One of the main challenges... 


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Disruptive trends affecting industry
28th July 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Nonprofit, for-purpose project management organisation Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) ‘Global Megatrends Report’ shows that the trends affecting project management the most are digital... 


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Project managers must consider ESG factors to ensure success
28th July 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Considering environment, social and governance (ESG) factors is imperative and sets the scene for a successful project. Project managers, therefore, should be aware of the specific ESG factors that... 


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Strong, positive workplace culture adds value
28th July 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Innovation within the construction materials and equipment industry can be cultivated through a strong and positive workplace culture, resulting in an improvement in the quality of products and... 


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US helps fund water projects
7th July 2023

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced last month that it has committed $3-million to the African Water Facility (AWF). The funding will support the preparation of... 


‘Ground-breaking’ projects completed for retail giant
7th July 2023

Water management solutions provider Sewtreat has successfully completed two “ground-breaking” projects at fast moving consumer goods retail giant Pick n Pay's Eastport Logistics Park, in Kempton... 


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Urbanisation placing pressure on water infrastructure
7th July 2023 By: Halima Frost

Africa’s already limited water infrastructure will likely face increased strain as multiple countries experience rapid urbanisation, says market research company Frost & Sullivan Africa consultant... 


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Enforcing measurable objectives can ensure quality products
7th July 2023

Businesses need to implement measurable objectives to manage product quality  and ensure products meet the standards expected by consumers. The most effective avenue to do so is to become certified... 


Capital Appreciation concludes acquisition of Dariel Solutions
4th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Financial technology (fintech) group Capital Appreciation has completed the R131.2-million acquisition of Dariel Solutions, the parent company of South African information technology (IT) software... 


S Africa’s green building adoption lags despite benefits
23rd June 2023

The global construction industry accounts for about 40% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Yet, while green building practices have been posited as effective tools to counter the effects of... 


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Event promotes sector research
9th June 2023 By: Halima Frost

Industry body Cement & Concrete South Africa (CCSA) will host its second biennial Young Concrete Researchers, Engineering and Technologists Symposium (YCRETS) from July 12 to 14. The event is aimed... 


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All-electric mixer launched, tested
9th June 2023

Global innovative and sustainable building solutions developer Holcim tested an all-electric concrete mixer truck last month. The eMixer was officially presented to the industry at international... 


UAV expo set for September
26th May 2023

The organisers of Commercial UAV Expo, the world’s leading commercial drone trade show and conference, have announced an impressive list of more than 135 top unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)... 


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Contracting makes for global debate
26th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

The question of whether engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) or engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) is a preferred or advisable contracting strategy in the South... 


Firm selected as supplier of choice
26th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

A prominent South African property development firm has opted to use technology and connectivity provider Lighter Than Air Network’s (LTA’s) devices to monitor and capture critical environment... 


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