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Capacity development, training continues with virtual meetings

By: Schalk Burger     3rd July 2020 Professional development nonprofit organisation The South Africa Road Federation (SARF) is delivering ten accredited courses using Microsoft Teams during July and August, with planning for courses later in the year also under way, SARF operations director Basil Jonsson says. South Africa’s road... 

Chryso products used in award winning battery park project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd July 2020 CHRYSO’s significant contribution to the successful execution of the award-winning Battery Park project highlights its commitment to provide a comprehensive range of products which optimise the placing, performance and aesthetics of concrete. Battery Park, a 12 000 m2 urban precinct at the... 

Raubex divisions see return to profitability

By: Simone Liedtke     29th May 2020 Infrastructure development and construction materials supply group Raubex managed to maintain sufficient capacity to participate in any improvement in the sector, while simultaneously undertaking rightsizing initiatives has seen the company’s roads and earthworks division return to profitability.... 

AECI’s Mining Solutions business boosts group profitability in 2019 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th February 2020 JSE-listed chemicals manufacturer AECI reported growth in all its operating segments in the year ended December 31, and managed to achieve 10% growth in its headline earnings per share (HEPS). The company declared a total dividend of R5.70 apiece, compared with the R5.15 apiece declared in the... 

Prowling lions, corrupt officials block roads to Africa trade

By: Bloomberg     30th January 2020 Nyoni Nsukuzimbi drives his 40 t Freightliner for just over half a day from Johannesburg to the Beitbridge border post with Zimbabwe. At the frontier town – little more than a gas station and a KFC – he sits in a line for two to three days, in temperatures reaching 104F, waiting for his documents... 

Bobcat skidsteer attachments ideal for materials-handling applications

25th October 2019 Skidsteer loaders from Bobcat Equipment South Africa are ideal for a wide range of materials-handling applications in agriculture and construction, from cleaning-up operations to trenching and loading. This is due to the fact that they can be customised by means of a range of attachments, turning... 

Looks, Lighting And Long Life Among Benefits Of Concrete Parking Areas

27th September 2019 Concrete offers several major advantages when it comes to the construction of parking areas, says The Concrete Institute’s Managing Director, Bryan Perrie, a global authority on concrete industrial surfaces on the ground.   Perrie says, in the first place, maintenance costs of concrete parking... 

Indonesia sees China as ally as it weighs bans on exporting minerals

By: Bloomberg     13th September 2019 Indonesia, which is weighing an early ban on exports of bauxite and copper concentrates, is betting on Chinese companies to add to the billions of dollars of investment in building smelters and processing plants. Making a deal with China is “simple", as the country “is willing to meet any... 

Raubex subsidiary paves Africa’s first part-plastic road

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th August 2019 Road construction company Raubex Group subsidiary Shisalanga Construction has managed to pave a road using recycled plastic. Shisalanga last week completed a recycled plastic road paving trial in Cliffdale, KwaZulu-Natal. It used a binding agent with unique properties to blend recycled plastic... 

Tailgates a solution for haulage product loss

By: Halima Frost     21st June 2019 Since receiving an Autogate tailgate manufactured by specialised tailgate manufacturer Philippi-Hagenbuch (PHIL), aggregate business Caldwell Stone Company has reported an increase in productivity at its quarrying site. An upturn of between 12% and 15% in volumetric capacity on its haul truck has... 

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