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Consulting Engineers News

South African firm in Tanzania coffee project

17th August 2001 South African technical expertise is being employed at a coffee plantation in Tanzania. 

Tough materials find wide use

3rd August 2001 A team of researcher from Ohio State University has found a way to make heat-resistant an tough plastics for automotive and aircraft engines. 

Pan Mixers SA

27th July 2001 Pan Mixers SA claims to be Africa’s largest manufacturer of turbine and counter-current pan mixers with capacities from 10 l to 1 500 l, also producing weighbatching systems for the concrete, refractory and extruded-clay industries. In addition, the company manufactures concrete brick and... 

SA taps into R8bn Nigeria power project

27th July 2001 Some of the larger South African suppliers to the power generation sector have missed out on significant export opportunities and multimillion-rand contracts with oil-rich, but power-starved Nigeria. 

Engineering contracting companies merge

By: Irma Venter     20th July 2001 Three closely-associated South African engineering contracting companies have merged to form Murray & Roberts Engineering Solutions, which will target business in emerging economies. 

Engineering training ready to roll

By: Martin Creamer     20th July 2001 After what newly-appointed CEO Brendan Pearce describes as a lengthy process of establishing its structures, the Metal, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Merseta) now has both feet firmly on the ground and is ready to help boost the skills levels of the 500... 

SA well placed in bid for $1bn Iraq power rehab

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     20th July 2001 South African companies are “extremely well positioned” to clinch some of the $1-billion power-sector rehabilitation contracts to be awarded by Iraq during the next two to three years under the United Nations (UN) oil-for-food programme, says South African Electrotechnical Export... 

Plans to obtain more hexene and octene

By: Irma Venter     13th July 2001 New technology options are being investigated by South African indigenous coal-to-fuel producer, Sasol, to ensure that lucrative hexene and octene can be obtained from other olefin streams that are currently being utilised as fuel, Engineering News can report. 

Mechatronics – an overarching discipline

22nd June 2001 In recent years, a new technological discipline has been created – mechatronics. 

May your future glow like a plant

15th June 2001 I have before warned of the danger of trying to predict the future especially in these times of rapidly-moving technology. 

Collective responsibility is tripe

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Spells it Out 

Engineering transformation to be debated

By: System Author     10th November 2000 The transformation challenges facing the engineering profession will be the topic of discussion at a workshop to be presented by the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering, the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, and the Institute of Professional Engineering Technologists. 

Is South Africa ‘set’ for science, engineering and tech challenge?

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 At the beginning of the twenty-first century, which has been anticipated throughout the last 50 years to be a technological watershed for humankind, the question of whether South Africa is, in fact, prepared for a science, engineering and technological future remains largely unanswered. 

Engineers’ showcase in North West

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 At an engineering exhibition hosted by Bolt & Engineering Distributors in the North West Province, Premier Popo Molefe reported that construction on the Trans-Kalahari highway, which will link the bay in Maputo with Walvis Bay, Namibia, is due to begin in January. 

Recipes for success

By: System Author     27th October 2000 Developments to Watch 

Appropriate engineering to get kudos

By: System Author     20th October 2000 While the winners of this year’s South African Institution of Civil Engineering and South African Black Technical and Allied Careers Organisation awards were nowhere near the size of past awarded projects. 

Engineers concerned about built-environment laws

By: System Author     13th October 2000 In a move that has surprised the Engineering Council of South Africa, which called for a delay in the passing of seven Bills outlining guidelines for the built-environment professions, (Engineering News, September 8 to 14), the legislation has been passed by parliament. 

Set: We will reap only what we sow

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Living in a world of diminishing boundaries, South Africa’s future existence depends on its impact in the global science, engineering and technology domain. 

Pullen Engineering

By: System Author     15th September 2000 Factory 

Civil engineering firm’s rebirth

By: System Author     28th July 2000 Despite the turmoil within the Stocks & Stocks group of companies, Stocks Civil Engineering has emerged positively and is well positioned for growth. 

Great African crane know-how

By: System Author     28th July 2000 Set to contribute to the Zambian Copperbelt’s reconstruction 

Engineering IT still ‘ineffective’

By: System Author     28th July 2000 For more than 30 years, business has used information technology as a tool to improve management practices, efficiency and profits but, despite the decades of experience in dealing with the problems of effective information management and a multitude of new developments, some sectors are still... 

Why I returned – De Clercq

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Steel 

Electronics for efficient order management

By: System Author     21st July 2000 Hitech Briefs 

Engineering complete for alcohol plant

By: System Author     14th July 2000 Construction of South African petrochemicals giant subsidiary Sasol Chemical Industries’s billion-rand world-scale detergent alcohol plant is due to start in October. 

Real-time engineering design on-line

By: System Author     14th July 2000 Local companies in the building and construction industry and in the manufacturing environment will soon have access to two market-specific on-line trading communities, which could change the way in which they do business. 

Service and know-how capabilities vital to economy

By: System Author     14th July 2000 Knowledge management 

South Africa must become a knowledge-based economy

By: System Author     14th July 2000 Knowledge management 

Africa’s eye to the sky

By: System Author     30th June 2000 An assortment of engineers has gathered at the South African Astronomical Observatory in Cape Town, command centre of the Southern African Large Telescope (Salt) project. 

Engineers, Mbeki wants you!

By: System Author     23rd June 2000 President Thabo Mbeki is on the prowl for engineers to join the public service as part of his vision for reskilling government. 

SA engineering on international TV

By: System Author     9th June 2000 Three local petrochemical and mining industry giants have pledged sponsorship towards a prime-time television documentary series featuring past, present and future engineering solutions from the African continent. 

Railway engineers on display

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 Africarail 2000 

Birth of black-empowered engineering firm

By: System Author     26th May 2000 In October 1997, entrepreneur Joel Mokgohlwa approached Litet – the investment fund of the small and medium enterprises initiative of Anglo American, known as Zimele – with his dream of starting a civil and environmental engineering consulting services company. 

Baldmin Engineering Works

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Factory 

Have a little fun!

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Spells it Out 

Ian Cockerill

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Leaders 

Allyson Lawless

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Leaders 

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