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Cables and Accessories

Copper should be declared a precious resource – Minister 

By: Leandi Kolver     7th March 2008 “We have to look into declaring copper as precious, or our economy will not be able to grow,” said the Minister of Communications, Dr Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, at the official opening of black-empowerment cable manufacturer Malesela Taihan Electrical Cable’s new telecommunications... 

SADC telecoms growth underpins cable plant investment 

By: Leandi Kolver     7th March 2008 A R20-million telecommunications cable-manufacturing facility erected in Vereeniging by black-empowerment cable manufacturer Malesela Taihan Electrical Cable (M-Tec) will assist government in delivering on its 2010 communications promises says Minister of Communications Dr Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri. 

New cable protection steps onto the market

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th July 2007 A patented, plastic moulding, split duct cable installation and protection system, called Guarduct has recently been released onto the South African market. Designed by a local engineer, the duct sections are hinged together along a longitudinal edge by a patented hinge and snap closing system. 

Continued growth for cables over the next three years

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th July 2007 The Association of Electrical Cable Manufacturers of South Africa reports that South Africa�s current development boom bodes well for the cabling industry. �The state of the industry is closely aligned with the electricity industry at large. The large capital projects help to contribute a... 

Business as usual for cable firm despite major corporate

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th July 2007 Independent South African cable stockists and distributor National Cables - which, last year, sold a 60% stake to global mining company Phelps Dodge, which was subsequently subsumed into what is now the world�s largest copper group, Freeport McMoran - has not materially altered the way the... 

R2-million injection streamlines factory

13th July 2007 Plasticiser product and food acidulant manufacturer Isegen is in the process of upgrading its phthalic anhydride (PA) plant, with a R2-million injection aimed at streamlining the plant�s production. Isegen director Mark Holtes says a third switch condenser was installed late last year, and a new,... 

Low-friction wire enters local market

13th July 2007 Power cable manufacturer Aberdare Cables has designed a range of low-friction, single core, general purpose house wiring, which offers contractors a significant ease-of-use advantage. 

Local manufacturer receives global safety recognition

13th July 2007 Local cabling company CCG Cable Terminations (CCG) was presented with an award at the recently held Hazard Ex conference, in recognition of its contribution to safety in the hazardous areas industry. The company was recognised as a contributor towards safety, for its explosion-proof, certified,... 

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