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The Msikaba Bridge forms part of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s N2 Wild Coast project.
‘Highly technical’ phases start at Msikaba
14th June 2024

The Msikaba Bridge project, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, is progressing significantly, says construction company Concor project director Laurence Savage, who notes the structure is now entering... 


Construction of Msikaba bridge progresses to highly technical phases
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction at the Msikaba Bridge on the N2 in the Eastern Cape is set to move up a gear this year, with a number of challenging technical activities to be tackled. According to contractor Concor,... 


New pre-stress precast concrete capability in KZN
10th June 2024

Bedrock Construction, a leader in the tilt-up and precast concrete industry, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of a new yard for manufacturing pre-stressed concrete products. Located in the... 


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Quality, design key to taking fibre to underserved markets
7th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Underserved, low income and rural areas are the next frontier for fibre network operators; however to ensure high quality fibre connectivity is viable for these regions, quality components and... 


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Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The National Nuclear Regulator started with another round of hearings for the Koeberg long-term operation, or lifetime extension, project on June 3. 


FlameBlock develops pioneer solution to extinguish lithium-ion battery fires
FlameBlock develops pioneer solution to extinguish lithium-ion battery fires
7th June 2024

Passive firefighting specialist FlameBlock has developed the FlameBlock Lithium Black (FLB), a uniquely formulated fire extinguishing agent designed specifically to extinguish lithium-ion battery... 


Koeberg nuclear power station
NNR hosts new round of talks with public over Koeberg’s life extension
4th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has started with another round of hearings on June 3, owing to concerns about the last consultation process having been insufficient. The regulator conceded... 


Concor recently completed the final foundation cast for the San Kraal Wind Energy Facility in Noupoort, as part of the Koruson 1 Cluster.
Concor completes innovative turbine foundations at San Kraal Wind Energy Facility
4th June 2024

Concor recently completed the final foundation cast for the San Kraal Wind Energy Facility in Noupoort, as part of the Koruson 1 Cluster being developed by EDF Renewables and project partners H1... 


Cape Town’s Copperheads recover 1.7 t of stolen metal
31st May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it has recovered more than 1.7 t of stolen metal in the nine months between July last year and March this year. This effort was led by the city’s Metals Theft... 


Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies senior economist Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Supply-side support will be required if South Africa aims to join green industrialisation race
30th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Stable demand remains a prerequisite if South Africa has any prospect of stimulating industrialisation in the renewable-energy and battery storage value chains, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies... 


Condra clinches second maintenance crane order from Sappi’s Saiccor Mill
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes is manufacturing a second maintenance crane for turbine maintenance duty at Sappi’s Saiccor Mill, in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal. This followed an order last year, and... 


Image of ITER with Alps in the background
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project, France – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A contract has been awarded to supply a further 12 outer vertical targets for the diverter to be used in the project. 


Image of a pylon at Msikaba bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Msikaba bridge, South Africa – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction on the Msikaba bridge is set to progress this year, with several challenging technical activities to be tackled. 


Pervin Gurie, Director of the Digital & Systems Division at WEG Africa
WEG Africa pioneers local manufacture of MV softstarters in SA
23rd May 2024

WEG Africa has become the first OEM to produce medium voltage (MV) softstarters in South Africa, reducing lead times for customers and supporting the drive for local manufacture. The WEG SSW7000... 


EXPO PARTICIPATION
BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition
Distributor to launch new products at Machine Tools expo
17th May 2024

Power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition, which will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre at Nasrec, from May... 


Numbing dumping
17th May 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

Do you by any chance have a recipe for ‘A Good, Easy Garlic Chicken’ and one for French fries? According to www.allrecipes.com, you simply sprinkle the chicken with garlic powder, onion powder and... 


The Msikaba bridge
Concor’s Msikaba bridge progresses to highly technical phases
16th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction at the Msikaba Bridge on the N2 in the Eastern Cape is set to move up a gear this year, with a number of challenging technical activities to be tackled. According to contractor Concor,... 


The flagship Msikaba Bridge near Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape is now reaching a more technically challenging phase
Concor moves into highly technical phases at Msikaba
16th May 2024

The band is starting to play louder at the awe-inspiring Msikaba Bridge project, according to Concor’s Laurence Savage, Project Director of this pioneering structure. The Msikaba Bridge forms part... 


MTN Q1 performance muted on ongoing macroenvironment challenges
14th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed MTN on Tuesday posted a dip in service revenue and earnings during the first quarter of the year, amid ongoing high inflation and local currency devaluations in some of its key markets.... 


Energy Security: An African Priority at Enlit Africa 2024
13th May 2024

Enlit Africa creates a space for companies to collaborate, taking control of the energy security conversation and redefining its potential in Africa. 


Image of stolen copper recovered by the Copperheads
Cape Town’s Copperheads recover 1.7 t of stolen metal
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it has recovered more than 1.7 t of stolen metal in the nine months between July last year and March this year. This effort was led by the city’s Metals Theft... 


Gold ore from the Segele project
Segele gold project, Ethiopia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Akobo Minerals is making progress in resolving the recent challenges of nationwide fuel-supply disruptions and new customs procedures, enabling full site activity at the mine. 


Saiccor Mill’s 12,5/25/12,5 ton overhead travelling crane under factory load test before delivery
Second crane for pulp leader
8th May 2024

Condra is to manufacture a second maintenance crane for Sappi’s Saiccor Mill, at Umkomaas on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast. Ordered for turbine maintenance duty, the 25-tonner will join a... 


Telkom set to support 2024 elections
6th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Telkom is preparing to support South Africa’s upcoming national elections as the information and communications technology partner to the Independent Electoral Commission... 


scrap metal
Enhanced regulation, law enforcement needed to combat scrap metal theft
3rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Enhanced regulation and enforcement are needed to address the challenges of scrap metal theft in South Africa and potentially lift the ban on scrap metal exports, research and advisory firm Birguid... 


NONCOMPLIANCE RISKS
Noncompliant electrical cables may compromise the safety of consumers by potentially leading to hazards such as overheating, short circuits, fires and electrical shockS
Noncompliant electrical cables in South Africa risk safety
3rd May 2024

The proliferation of substandard and noncompliant electric cable products in the South African market poses significant risks to consumers and businesses, especially amid the country’s constrained... 


Akobo says production start-up date in Ethiopia uncertain
2nd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Scandinavian gold exploration and mining company Akobo Minerals has informed shareholders of the progress it is making in solving recent challenges with nationwide fuel supply disruptions and new... 


Mauritius Telecom in talks for subsea cable to link Africa, Asia
30th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mauritius’ top telecommunications company is in talks with operators including Reliance Jio Infocomm and Orange for a new undersea cable linking Africa, Indian Ocean islands and Asia, improving... 


The abive image depicts the BMG Kabelschlepp cable carrier installation
New cable carriers ideal for harsh conditions
26th April 2024

Tsubaki chain, power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG supplies and supports Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carriers that have been developed to withstand operation in many... 


Artist's impression of the Hinkley Point C NPP
Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project, UK – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

GE Steam Power Systems has awarded a contract to provide electrical and instrumentation solutions for the project. 


Paratus Botswana completes Botswana Kalahari fibre route
25th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications and network services provider Paratus Botswana has completed the last leg of the new 840 km Botswana Kalahari Fibre (BKF) route between the Namibian border and Lobatse. The new... 


Image of igus products backed by a four-year guarantee
Increased guarantee for motion plastics products
19th April 2024

Cologne, Germany-based motion plastics company igus now offers a guarantee of up to four years for all its products with a predictable service life. This is aimed at giving customers greater... 


The above image depicts the Legrand track busways which provide localised power to machines, removing the need to run power cables and extension cords across the floor, preventing potential fire and tripping hazards
Track busways more efficient than traditional systems
19th April 2024

Electrical and digital specialist Legrand avers that its track busway system is an efficient and flexible alternative to traditional power distribution systems that lack flexibility in adapting to... 


An image of TANDM lead engineer Stewart Chaperon
Fibre optic cables improve monitoring, safety
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Innovative applications of fibre optic cable technology can provide a proactive solution to detect potential tailings storage facility (TSF) risks and improve protection of the associated... 


Aluminium Alloy Junction Boxes ideal for urban installations
18th April 2024

Aluminium Alloy Electrical Junction Boxes from leading electrical termination manufacturer Pratley can be used in multiple applications in urban areas to distribute and connect cables. Some... 


Philip Pascall was a savvy and charismatic leader
How a $10bn mine became a cautionary tale for the energy transition
16th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

When the group of mining executives arrived at Panama’s regal Palacio de las Garzas, they were ushered past the ornate, wood-paneled ceremonial rooms and straight to the private office of the... 


France wants to revive copper mining and speed up green projects
15th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

France plans measures to revive copper mining and speed up lithium and geothermal energy projects to help reduce dependency on imports and hit climate targets. European countries are trying to... 


LINDI JUMBO PROJECT
Significant strides have been made towards bringing the Lindi Jumbo mine to operational status
Graphite mine on track to meet growing demand
12th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In the rapidly evolving energy storage and electric vehicle (EV) landscape, the global demand for critical minerals, such as graphite, is escalating at an unprecedented rate, says Africa-focused... 


AI, scarcity, power, and other datacentre trends
AI, scarcity, power, and other datacentre trends
27th March 2024

By Faith Waithaka, Cloud and Service Provider Segment Sales Lead: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric It’s easy to say that 2023 was the year of AI, or generative AI to be more specific.... 


RS PRO launches Industrial Control and Communication range of 1 250 new products across more than 18 technologies
RS PRO launches Industrial Control and Communication range of 1 250 new products across more than 18 technologies
26th March 2024

A trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global digitally-led provider of product and service solutions for industrial customers, has announced RS PRO’s new Industrial Control and... 


South Africa needs to upgrade its air cargo and related infrastructures
20th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South Africa is beginning to fall behind other African countries, when it comes to being a centre for air cargo, Swissport South Africa CEO Khangi Khoza has warned. She was delivering a keynote... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
RBCT, TFR show that private-public collaboration can work very well – Menar
19th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The private-sector’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) and the State’s Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) have shown that the private sector and State-owned entities can work together very well, Menar MD... 


Power lines
South Africa’s next energy challenge: A R390-billion grid upgrade
15th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is facing a monumental challenge as it seeks to end years of rolling electricity outages that have hobbled the economy: It needs to build and fund a R390-billion expansion of the... 


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