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Beany Block and Max Tech – a versatile combined kerb and drainage system

30th July 2021 With the increase in unseasonal stormy weather, the need for efficient and suitable drainage has increased, particularly for projects that have road or road upgrading elements and related components. Rocla has recently upscaled the already extremely versatile combined kerb and drainage system –... 

Continental, Siemens Mobility to supply trucks with electricity from overhead lines

By: Irma Venter     29th July 2021 Continental’s development and production service provider, Continental Engineering Services (CES), and Siemens Mobility, have announced that they are collaborating in the development and production of current collectors for trucks, or, so-called pantographs, similar to those seen above some... 

NAPAfrica continues strong growth amid increased connectivity demand

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th July 2021 As NAPAfrica nears its tenth year of operations, the group announced that it has reached a peering throughput milestone of more than 2 Tb/s, with over 500 organisations now actively peering. Launched in 2012 to stimulate the development of an Internet exchange (IXP) within a truly vendor-neutral... 

Cable theft and vandalism costing economy R187bn

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th July 2021 Cable theft and infrastructure vandalism across South Africa is costing billions of rands and, if not reduced, will lead to a slower economic recovery. The persistent challenge has led to R7-billion a year in direct losses for Telkom, Eskom, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and... 

Baltic Eagle offshore wind project, Germany

By: Sheila Barradas     23rd July 2021 Iberdrola is building an offshore wind farm that will supply renewable energy to 460 000 households. 

Data centre surge demands more dry-type transformers

22nd July 2021 Noting a marked increase in the demand for dry-type transformers for data centres being built in South Africa, Trafo Power Solutions will supply four 1600 kVA units to yet another data centre in Gauteng. The country is benefiting from a wave of data centre investments in African countries... 

How to keep warm and safe this winter

20th July 2021 With winter fast approaching and people already beginning to unpack their electric heaters and blankets, what are the fire-risk implications that people need to be aware of? ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk outlines the main areas of concern for homeowners. Be aware of electrical sources 

Mishack Matla

16th July 2021 This week we profile Mishack Matla, executive director: marketing, sales and distribution at Aberdare Cable, a leading manufacturer of power cables in the Southern Africa region 

PRASA New Rolling Stock Acquisition Programme, South Africa – update

By: Sheila Barradas     9th July 2021 Gibela is behind schedule in the delivery of the new trains to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa. 

Famed US radio telescope to be decommissioned due to structural instability

By: Rebecca Campbell     20th November 2020 The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that the world-renowned Arecibo Observatory, in the US territory of Puerto Rico, is to be decommissioned after 57 years of operation. The decommissioning is the result of structural weaknesses that have been discovered after a support cable... 

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