https://www.engineeringnews.co.za
R/€ = 18.26 Change: -0.07
R/$ = 16.14 Change: -0.08
Au 1783.47 $/oz Change: 13.77
Pt 936.31 $/oz Change: -8.19
 

Corporate Profiles

New business vital to long-term sustainability

By: Marius Roodt     25th October 2002 The development of new business outside of Gauteng and South Africa is vital to the long-term sustainability of Rand Water, says Thabani Myeza. 

36-year-old takes over the reins of water giant

By: Marius Roodt     25th October 2002 The future of the 100-year-old Rand Water has been placed in the determined hands of an urbane 36-year old chemist since April 1. 

Asset upkeep, tracking system is upgraded

25th October 2002 Following a successful implementation of the Maximo Release 3.0.2 work and asset management system at Rand Water’s central depot distribution point, south of Johannesburg, the utility decided in November last year to upgrade to Maximo 4.1.1. 

Expansion into Africa and Middle East planned

By: Marius Roodt     25th October 2002 In order to compete as a world-class water services provider, Rand Water will have to increase involvement in projects outside South Africa, say Rand Water chief engineer civils Alan Tonks and chief engineer development Roy Thomson. 

Historic Vaal River barrage refurbishment in progress

25th October 2002 Local company Concor Engineering has completed the contract for phase two of the replacement programme of steel gates in the historic Vaal River barrage. 

Employment equity strong focus of human resource department

By: Marius Roodt     25th October 2002 Employee retention, employee training and employment equity are all-important at Rand Water says George Chimbuzi. 

Empowerment procurement target set at 50%

By: Marius Roodt     25th October 2002 Moalosi Borotho is Rand Water’s commercial manager. He is responsible for the procurement functions of the company, and assumed the position four years ago. 

Utility in IT upgrade

25th October 2002 Water utility Rand Water was recently looking for reliable, high-speed connectivity between eight sites, and Bytes Communication Systems was given the challenge of managing and installing the upgrade. 

First phase of fast-tracked casino completed in November

By: Marius Roodt     27th September 2002 To describe the construction of the Suncoast Casino as a fast-track job is an understatement, says Nigel Holley, director at BFH Project Managers. 

Dunes main environmental headache

By: Marius Roodt     27th September 2002 When there is a development as big as the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment project, there is bound to be potential for environmental impact. 

Good relationship key to project success

By: Marius Roodt     27th September 2002 Project managers Camane, Honu and Associates of Centurion have had a name change and will in future be known as Diagonal Projects Africa (DPA). 

Social development a priority

27th September 2002 The R1,4-billion investment by Tsogo Sun in the new Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World has been leveraging previously disadvantaged groups into employment and prosperity. 

Blend of fun and sun irresistible for retailers

27th September 2002 The Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World development has raised the stakes in the ongoing game to attract and keep visitors, says Broll Property Group director Iain Burns. 

New air-conditioning technology at casino

By: Marius Roodt     27th September 2002 Cutting-edge air conditioning technology has been installed at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment project, says Richard Pearce and Partners director Noel Smith. 

Architects involved since inception of project

27th September 2002 The company MDS Architecture has been involved with the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment project since its early gaming license bid proposals in 1997. 

Special engineering challenges at coastal casino

By: Marius Roodt     27th September 2002 A joint venture (JV) has been formed to handle the structural engineering design component of the construction of the Tsogo Sun Suncoast casino in Durban in Kwazulu-Natal. 

Bringing the ocean, beach indoors

By: Marius Roodt     27th September 2002 The new Suncoast Casino is situated some 150 m away from the Indian Ocean. This has allowed for numerous design and ecological challenges to the landscape architects and entire professional team as a whole. 

Ceiling design rare challenge

By: Marius Roodt     27th September 2002 The art deco theme of the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment project in Durban posed a number of challenges for interior designers, Blacksmith Africa, although art deco does lend itself to casino design and theming. 

Fast-track challenge at Durban casino

27th September 2002 Phase one of the Suncoast casino, Durban’s newest tourist facility, is on track to meet its opening date at the start of the festive season – just in time to provide holiday makers with another new entertainment venue. 

Casino project to assist in Durban's rebirth

27th September 2002 The development of the SunCoast Casino and Entertainment World on the old Village Green site, is part of a larger initiative to revitalise Durban’s inner city. 

Auto industry development centre is going from strength to strength

By: Marius Roodt     2nd August 2002 The AIDC has grown from a team of six people at its inception 18 months ago, to 42 today, many with international experience. 

South African auto companies need new mindset

By: Marius Roodt     2nd August 2002 Three years. That is how much time Chris Jooste has been given to make the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) commercially viable, and free of provincial government financial assistance. 

People-development key focus

By: Marius Roodt     2nd August 2002 The development of the automotive industry’s human resources (HR) is a predominant part of the Automotive Industry Development Centre’s (AIDC) development strategy. 

Continuous improvement but without retrenchment

By: Marius Roodt     2nd August 2002 Competitiveness improvement is what the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) is succeeding in developing. 

Merseta: business and labour unite to drive sector skills development

By: Marius Roodt     12th July 2002 There is an organisation out there that will help you to make a valuable investment in your human resources, which is spending millions of rands on training and promoting skills development, and wants you to claim your share. 

Training is a non-negotiable in skills revolution

By: Marius Roodt     12th July 2002 In lingo usually reserved for labour, business, through the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa), is stressing the importance of training as provided by the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority (Merseta). 

Third World skills will not deliver First World products

By: Marius Roodt     12th July 2002 Business must view training as a long-term investment in its own future, and not as an expensive yoke around its neck, organised labour in the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority (Merseta) says. 

First air-conditioning, refrigeration learnership promises success

By: Marius Roodt     12th July 2002 It has been four months since the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority (Merseta) launched the pilot learnership programme in the air-conditioning and refrigeration subsector of its metal chamber, and the feedback from stakeholders is overwhelmingly... 

Small business is a big issue for skills body

By: Marius Roodt     12th July 2002 The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority (Merseta) is prioritising skills delivery in small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in 2002, as firms in this category represent 85% of companies contributing to Merseta. 

Southern Africa being linked coast-to-coast

By: candice haase     28th June 2002 The progression of the construction of the Bakwena Platinum Highway has been commended by the National Roads Agency (NRA) chief executive Nazir Alli. 

Key acquisition marks 10 years of business success

By: Marius Roodt     31st May 2002 An East Rand company is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its founding by acquiring a complementary business that will immediately increase its yearly sales turnover by more than a third. 

Hotter the better for this rare pair

By: Marius Roodt     31st May 2002 Exactly ten years go to the month, Andr 

“Towards Excellence”

26th April 2002 In NamPower’s strive towards excellence, we have successfully completed the Skorpion Project, meeting the deadline of 11 April 2002 set approximately 18 months ago with the signing of a contract between global players in the electric power transmission and distribution such as ALSTOM, ABB,... 

Foundry with rare flair wins world recognition

By: Martin Creamer     19th April 2002 Thos Begbie is a company with rare expertise. The historic South African foundry, which turns 115 years old this year, is one of only two in the world – the other being in the US – that has the ability to produce high-tonnage copper castings, while still retaining optimum levels of... 

Telecommunications demand in SADC is 'still high'

By: candice haase     12th April 2002 The South African wing of telecommunications solution provider Siemens anticipates a growth of up to 40% for this fiscal year, reports chief operating officer Pete da Silva. 

Championing local manufacture

By: Martin Creamer     29th March 2002 The window of opportunity is widening for South Africa’s local manufacturers who have retained strong engineering departments, honed their global competitiveness and gained black economic-empowerment status. 

Locomotives refurbished

By: Martin Creamer     29th March 2002 The transport division of Alstom of Driehoek, Germiston, has won a contract to refurbish and upgrade 31 heavy-haul locomotives for South Africa’s State-owned rail company Spoornet. 

The switchgear success story

By: Martin Creamer     29th March 2002 Jack Rowan wears two Alstom hats. Besides being MD of Alstom South Africa’s Transmission and Distribution division, he is also vice president of Alstom’s International Sales and Country Organisation (Isco) for Southern and Eastern Africa, one of 15 Alstom regions. 

16 17 18 19
20
21 22 23 24
RSS Feed

About

Engineering News is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Engineering News is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Subscribe Now for $119
Free daily email newsletter Register Now