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SABS warns of delays in issuing customer test certificates

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th June 2019 The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has warned of delays in testing and the issuing of customer test certificates after electrical cable theft in the Pretoria area disrupted testing conditions in its laboratories. The cable theft in the Groenkloof area of Pretoria, in May, caused a power... 

Freezing cold, water cuts and power outages: Gauteng's week of triple challenges

By: African News Agency      24th June 2019 Gauteng residents began the last week of June facing the triple challenges of freezing temperatures, water supply cuts and power outages in various parts of the province. In the south of Gauteng, the province, SA Weather Services warned of extreme cold on Monday, with overnight temperatures... 

Theft, vandalism slow new train rollout at Metrorail 

By: Irma Venter     21st June 2019 While the Gibela factory in Gauteng has started to steadily produce new, made-in-South Africa trains for the Metrorail system in South Africa, it appears it may take some time before these trains all start carrying passengers. The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium is to deliver 600 new trains (3... 

Manufacturer suggests nylon as best fastener material

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     21st June 2019 Fastening systems manufacturer Easyhold operations director Simon Barnard says nylon is the best plastic compound to use because of the functionality required for fasteners. Nylon has the flexibility and strength to generate strong pull or force for the company’s Easyhold fastener range avoiding... 

Unique cutting tool enhancing SA projects

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     21st June 2019 Construction products and fastener distributor Upat, which exclusively distributes power tools manufacturer Milwaukee power tool products in Southern Africa, is supplying the Milwaukee M18 FMCS metal-cutting saw to several projects in South Africa. Upat provides solutions for construction,... 

Broadband Infraco intensifies its role in connecting SADC

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st June 2019 State-owned telecommunications group Broadband Infraco believes there is much potential in the submarine fibre cables market across the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Infraco, which currently acts as the gateway for international connectivity for its landlocked neighbouring... 

Acclimatising physical infrastructure to extreme weather events

By: Saliem Fakir     21st June 2019 Acclimatising conventional infrastructure to extreme weather Climate change and extreme weather patterns are already a factor in infrastructure and shaping future models of the design, placement, building and upgrading of infrastructure. 

Epoxerite reaffirms its commitment to quality

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th June 2019 Epoxerite, a leading South African producer of tailor-made chemical solutions, has invested in a new state-of-the-art testing laboratory at its factory in Westonaria, Gauteng. George Weideman, managing member of Epoxerite, says that the new facility, equipped with the latest testing equipment,... 

2019 Fulton Awards:Winners and Commendations

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th June 2019 CATEGORY: BUILDINGS UP TO 3-STOREY Commendation – 37 Commerce Crescent 

Govt to spend R38bn on Metrorail, Mbalula to seek 'proper policing' on trains 

By: Irma Venter     19th June 2019 The South African government will spend about R38-billion over the next three years on the procurement of new trains for the Metrorail service, as well as on the modernisation of signalling systems, depots, perway and stations, says new Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. “The expenditure will... 

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