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Consulting Engineers News

Info sources for production engineers

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Developments to Watch 

The unprofessional behaviour of engineers

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Spells it Out 

SA business unity encouraged

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 The joining of the South African Chamber of Business and the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce to form a ‘louder’ South African business voice. 

Libyan prospects attract Cape contractor

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Specialist engineering contractor Chicago Bridge and Iron plans to expand its Cape Town office to gear up for anticipated projects in other parts of Africa. 

Mario Guerini – Parnis Engineering

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Leaders 

New management services consultancy

By: System Author     15th October 1999 The new South African based management services consultancy DHV Uthingo marks a new direction for the three companies in the South African market. 

Thulani Gcabashe - Eskom Enterprises

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Leaders 

Cape offered R3-million factory

By: System Author     24th September 1999 The headquarters of the R4-billion Capricorn Business and Technology Park in Muizenberg, Western Cape, has been completed. 

Ben’s innovative programme to attract engineers

By: System Author     24th September 1999 An innovative concept aimed at tackling the critical shortage of engineers in South Africa was launched by Arts, Culture, Science and Technology Minister Dr Ben Ngubane earlier this month. 

Robin Mills – Anglogold

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Leaders 

Bridge collapse hearing resumes

By: System Author     17th September 1999 The second stage of the Department of Labour’s hearing into the collapse of the Injaka bridge near Bush Buck Ridge, Mpumalanga, was resumed at the end of August following a two-month recess. 

Peter Verwer - Spescom

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Leaders 

Save children from burns 

By: System Author     10th September 1999 South African engineers are being called upon to help save children from burns. 

Wendy Luhabe

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Leaders 

Green light for new enviro degree option

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Waste-Management and recycling 

New construction firm boss up-beat

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Despite the recessionary conditions in the South African construction sector, one of the 

Michael Victor

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Leaders 

SA’s ‘born again’ Africans must beware!

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Editorial 

‘Smart’ cameras set to outsmart thieves

By: System Author     27th August 1999 A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words, and that is exactly what newly-listed visual information and security solutions provider, Intervid, of Kloof, Kwazulu-Natal, is hoping to bring to the South African business environment. 

South African companies do not give logistics its logical due

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Materials-handling & logistics 

Engineering in the old apartheid days

By: System Author     20th August 1999 Electrically Speaking 

Paradigm shift dictates change

By: System Author     13th August 1999 Consulting Engineers 

Control solution for engine plant

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Automotive manufacturer Ford/Samcor is in the process of upgrading several of the key production lines at its Port Elizabeth engine plant in preparation for some large export orders. 

Khotso Mokhele - NRF

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Leaders 

R95-million sewage plant

By: System Author     30th July 1999 A R95-million sewage plant which is said to reach new heights in environmental sensitivity is under construction near Victoria on the island of Mah 

South Africa to send laser to the moon

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 SOUTH African engineers and scientists are working together to construct a laser system by the end of the year that will be able to measure the distance from the earth to the moon at an accuracy of within 10 mm. A consortium of 13 companies, led by laser technology company LaserM of Midrand,... 

Rules of thumb explained

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Every day, facilities across the country use compressed air in manufacturing, process or assembly operations, says Ingersoll-Rand air-compressor group spokesperson David Welch. In the bulk of these facilities there will be multiple air-compressor installations, in a variety of technologies and... 

R80-million extension work under way

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 Local companies Concor Building and Concor Civils are working on extensions to the Vaalkop purification works, providing the client with maximum efficiency. The synergy gained by combining the skills of both group companies will result in completion of the project this month. Concor Building is... 

R8m Cape winery nearing completion

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 CONSTRUCTION of an R8-million winery at Waterford Estate, near Stellenbosch, in Cape Town, is nearing completion. The project is the result of a team effort involving winemaker Kevin Arnold, project engineer Johan Biesenbach, architect Alex Walker, landscape architect Ian Ford, Fulcrum... 

Local firm embarks on a massive export drive

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 LOCAL machine tool manufacturer Feiner Engineering is embarking on an aggressive export campaign to take advantage of the weak rand. The company will be manufacturing the well-known metal-forming machines, including the Elga Hydrashear guillotines, Promacam-type pressbrakes, plate-rolls,... 

Thin-slab casting

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 With an increasing demand for higher-quality steel grades, especially in the field of thin-gauge flat products, smaller steel mills are looking to alternative strategies and more efficient production techniques. Taking a lead in this world trend, Saldanha Steel has followed the route of... 

Steel giant keeps beady eye on managing capex

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 heavy emphasis on cashflow manage- ment is dominating Iscor Steel’s strategic vision and, as a result, capex has been managed strictly, commercial GM Ed Coetzer tells Engineering News. “We are investing only in things that we consider essential; with the steel price at the level that... 

Eastern Cape industrial park planned

By: System Author     16th July 1999 Up to 2 000 skilled jobs could be directly and indirectly created in the Eastern Cape by a planned aerospace and general engineering industrial park. This park would be established by British Aerospace (BAe) as part of its industrial participation programme (IP) in return for a contract for 24... 

Turmoil in SADC merely a blip

By: System Author     16th July 1999 Despite some turmoil within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and limited economic growth, global engineering and technology group ABB has recommitted itself to its African operations, with renewed focus on Southern Africa. The group now has a more focused approach to business... 

World clamours for South African engineers

By: System Author     16th July 1999 Since launching its services outside South Africa five years ago, Gauteng engineering and management firm BKS has established itself successfully as a competitor in the international market. Today about 20% of the company’s total business is derived outside South Africa in countries such as... 

Powering up R20-million Namibian contract

By: System Author     16th July 1999 South African transmission and distribution company Alstom Power Systems has won a R20-million turnkey contract to construct the 220/66 kV outdoor Harib substation for Nampower near Karasburg in southern Namibia. The new substation, which will tap power from the Aggeneis–Kokerboom 220 kV... 

Liquid nitrogen system

By: System Author     16th July 1999 GAS equipment manufacturer Fedgas has been commissioned to install a liquid nitrogen system to cool concrete at the Paris dam site near Vryheid, Kwazulu-Natal. The contract was awarded by Stocks Structures, a division of Stocks Civil Engineering in the face of stiff competition. Cost-effective... 

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