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Work Apparel

US workwear range makes SA debut

By: Anine Kilian     19th October 2012 Fashion brand distributor Skye Distribution South Africa launched the Dickies workwear clothing range onto the South African market at the Electra Mining Africa expo last month. Skye Distribution is the sole South African distributor of the Dickies workwear brand, which was established in Texas,... 

Climate control apparel introduced in SA

By: Anine Kilian     19th October 2012 The sole South African agent for US-based climate-control apparel designer and manufacturer TechNiche International, TechniSun Solutions, supplied 20 HyperKewl cooling vests to State-owned utility Eskom last month for use at one of its major maintenance projects. The HyperKewl vests were... 

Local support can assist in countering imports

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     14th October 2011 A decline in local work apparel manufacturing owing to a rise in labour costs in recent years, has led to an influx of imports from the East, says uniform solutions and management specialist Kit Group CEO Joe Pereira. 

Local companies reluctant to revise safety measures

14th October 2011 Science-based products and services company DuPont reports that 35% of South African companies whose employees are exposed to chemicals on a regular basis, are reluctant to review and improve their safety measures. 

Tactical military gear offers improved durability 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     14th October 2011 Elite Force, a new range of tactical military wear for urban warfare and covert special operations has been launched by military and security garment and gear manufacturer Imperial Armour and specialist airborne training and parachute equipment supplier Chute Systems. 

Companies focus efforts 
on the correct use of PPE

By: Jessica Hannah     15th October 2010 Supplier of safety products MSA and occupational health and safety (OH&S) training specialist KBC continue to focus their efforts on ensuring the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by all clients to ensure that safety remains a priority. 

Software developed for PPE 

15th October 2010 New software has been developed by supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE) Select PPE that determines what specific PPE is needed by certain employees in their specific line of work. 

Personal protective equipment key to safety 

By: Jessica Hannah     15th October 2010 Work-related injuries cost the South African economy a staggering R121-billion every year, trade union Solidarity reports. Personal protective equipment (PPE) must, therefore, be high on the agenda of any industrial employer.  

Cut-resistant gloves 
relaunched

15th October 2010 Provider of hygiene and health solutions Kimberly-Clark Professional
relaunched its cut-resistant gloves, the Kimberly-Clark Jackson Safety G60 purple nitrile cut resistant glove, in March 2010. 

Device designed to 
eliminate industrial 
foot injuries

15th October 2010 Local research and development has produced a device that could drastically reduce foot injuries in the mining industry. Recently patented in South Africa, the Roxx metatarsal protector was launched at this year’s Electra Mining show. 

New earplugs launched

By: Jessica Hannah     15th October 2010 Safety company MSA Africa recently launched the MSA RIGHTfit earplug, which is a new, locally manufactured re-usable earplug. “The company launched its first branded hearing protection, with the new range of LeftRIGHT earmuffs in late 2008, and has now launched its first ear plug, the RIGHTfit,... 

Protective eyewear range enters local market

By: Lindsey Berry     31st July 2009 Safety product manufacturer MSA has recently launched a range of new protective eye-wear. 

Investigations under way for solutions to charging cycles

31st July 2009 Safety product manufacturer MSA reports that it is currently investigating a solution to the charging cycles of new generation cap lamp batteries. 

Uniform specialist targets Zimbabwe industries

31st July 2009 South African uniform solutions specialist, The Kit Group is negotiating with relevant stakeholders in Zimbabwe’s mining and agricultural sectors to supply uniforms and accessories. 

Entry-level safety footwear range launched

By: Lindsey Berry     31st July 2009 Industrial safety footwear supplier Rebel Safety Gear launched its entry-level safety footwear range, the FX2, earlier this month. 

New JV attracts mine-supply contracts

By: Sylvester Haskins     1st August 2008 Uniform solutions company, The Kit Group, and Royal Bafokeng Nation-owned investment company, Bathlabane Investments, have been invited to tender for the on-site vendor-management contracts by the world's second largest platinum miner, Impala Platinum (Implats) and diversified mining group... 

Growth inspires African expansion

By: Sylvester Haskins     1st August 2008 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) supplier safety products manufacturer MSA Africa is looking to expand its footprint in Africa after the company experienced a 35% growth in its African interests in the past year. 

New system makes working at height safer

3rd August 2007 Civils and environmental engineering and consulting services company, Becker Engineering, has developed a retractable full arrester block, which makes working at height safer. 

New splash safety goggles hit the market

3rd August 2007 Manufacturer and supplier of safety equipment, MSA Africa, has launched a new range of maximum splash safety goggles. 

Safety company launches hearing protector

3rd August 2007 Manufacturer and distributor of personal protective equipment (PPE) Afrox Safety have launched the Hush Hearing Protector range of products. 

Safety equipment company broadens focus to capture market share

3rd August 2007 Manufacturer and supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE) Siyasebenza Manufacturing, has broadened its focus to include supplying safety equipment to the general public in a bid to capture a larger portion of the safety equipment supply market, reports Siyasebenza Maunufacturing marketing... 

Maturing safety environment encourages on-site equipment stores

By: Jonathan Faurie     3rd August 2007 The increasing emphasis placed on worker safety in South Africa has made the provision of safety equipment a matter of importance, says Afrox Safety general business manager Mike Twine. 

Safety company to build network of distributors

By: Jonathan Faurie     3rd August 2007 Distributor of personal protective equipment (PPE) Leisure And Work Safety (Laws) intends to build a network of distributors throughout South Africa. 'It is envisaged that eventually the distributors will form a close partnership promoting the various brands sold by Laws,' says Laws MD... 

Joint venture supplies personal protective equipment to Gautrain

By: Jonathan Faurie     3rd August 2007 A joint venture (JV), Shinzele, between two local companies, Nu Tog and Strategic Partner Group is supplying personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Gautrain project, says Nu Tog MD Lynne Traynor. 

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