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Telecoms body concerned about prospect of worsening loadshedding in colder months
2nd June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Association of Comms and Technology (ACT) is calling for urgent regulatory and government action on the loadshedding crisis in South Africa, fearing that the impact on an already hard-hit... 


City Power contractor arrested for 'sabotaging substation, nearly killing technicians working nearby'
1st June 2023 By: News24Wire

A City Power contractor has been arrested for allegedly sabotaging a substation in Johannesburg and nearly killing technicians working on the same network nearby. According to City Power CEO... 


Image of Kusile power station, in Mpumalanga, South Africa
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
26th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

South African State-owned power utility Eskom is uncertain about the cost of permanent repairs needed at the Kusile coal-fired power station. 


Power Up with Peace of Mind
24th May 2023

From the smallest component through to building a Freedom Won (“FW”) containerised solution - with each step of the way, safety is paramount. FW, an original equipment manufacturer, is compliant... 


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PRASA New Rolling Stock Acquisition Programme, South Africa – update
19th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Siemens Mobility has successfully completed the Gauteng resignalling project, which it has described as “the biggest signalling project in South African history”.  


Telecommunications towers
ACT calls for action on loadshedding, mobile operators battle to stay connected
18th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Association of Comms and Technology (ACT) is calling for urgent regulatory and government action on the loadshedding crisis in South Africa, fearing that the impact on an already hard-hit... 


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Early detection system for overheating of cables now available in SA
12th May 2023

Energy management and automation specialists Schneider Electric has unveiled its PowerLogic HeatTag, described as a smart sensor for early detection of overheating of wire connections or cables... 


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We can't compensate, 'but we empathise': Eskom says it's not to blame for power outages in Mahikeng
9th May 2023 By: News24Wire

Eskom says it can't commit to compensating businesses affected by power cuts in Mahikeng.  The power utility's customer relations manager, Ezekiel Baruti, told News24 that the power outages, which... 


A coal truck with a power station in the background
Rampant corruption at Eskom drags down South Africa
8th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

On a late Thursday afternoon last November, in the midst of rolling blackouts implemented by South Africa’s state-owned electricity company, a contractor at a power station in the eastern... 


Prysmian Group showcases first green-certified optical cables in the cable industry
18th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Energy and telecommunications cable systems company Prysmian Group has launched the first optical cables certified green and Eco Cable-labelled. The Eco Cable label is said to be the first... 


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Ramaphosa says digital economic investments will propel SA into new era of innovation
17th April 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

While all investments contribute to economic growth and job creation, investments in the digital economy will also propel the country into a new era of innovation and progress, said President Cyril... 


The Port of Durban
Investment in expanding economic activity most important – BLSA
17th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Business lobby organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso says much of the investment commitments made during the South Africa Investment Conference are effectively... 


MTN ‘hardening’ its sites as vandalism, theft shift from opportunistic incidents to organised criminality
14th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

MTN South Africa has accelerated its drive to ensure a resilient network as many of its towers are, in some cases, completely stripped, with the company spending over R1.5-billion this year. Teams... 


Aerial image of concrete pour for bridge anchor block
Concrete blocks anchor new bridge
11th April 2023

The Msikaba Bridge which forms part of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s N2 Wild Coast project, is being built by the Concor-Mota Engil Joint Venture, or CME JV.  The bridge is... 


Anchor block construction on Msikaba bridge nears completion
7th April 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Concor-Mota Engil Joint Venture has almost completed the four massive concrete blocks that will anchor the Msikaba bridge in place. Concor project director Laurence Savage says the blocks... 


Offshore wind could solve future power requirements and boost employment
4th April 2023

By Viren Sookhun, Managing Director at Oxyon People Solutions Globally, offshore wind is a technology that is seeing significant growth as the world strives toward more renewable energy solutions.... 


Plastics SA appoints Nkululeko Skepe as Learning Material Developer.
3rd April 2023

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the South African plastics industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nkululeko Skepe as its new Learning Material Developer. Based at the... 


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Vandalism, theft weigh on MTN’s operations
31st March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

MTN South Africa has accelerated its drive to ensure a resilient network as many of its towers are, in some cases, completely stripped, with the company spending over R1.5-billion this year. Teams... 


Image of Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
31st March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy has granted Eskom an exemption from certain requirements in terms of its application to build temporary stacks at Kusile. 


City of Joburg vows to raid all scrapyards trading its stolen infrastructure
30th March 2023 By: News24Wire

The City of Johannesburg and its entity, City Power, have threatened to raid all scrapyards dealing with their stolen copper cables and infrastructure. Member of Mayoral Committee for Environment... 


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Water challenges a consequence of a multitude of external issues
30th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

While South Africa’s water sector challenges are vast, and longstanding, many external factors are impacting on the country’s ability to provide reliable clean quality water to all its citizens.... 


Image of Msikaba bridge anchor block
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
24th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The four massive concrete blocks that will anchor the Msikaba bridge in place are almost completed.  


Tips to extend the life of your load-shedding gadgets and appliances
22nd March 2023

Nearly all South Africans (who are fortunate enough) now own load-shedding gadgets and appliances of various kinds – whether it is rechargeable lighting and light bulbs, gas cookers, heaters and... 


BBE commissioned another surface refrigeration plant at Loulo mine in Mali
20th March 2023

Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE) Projects has commissioned another turnkey surface refrigeration plant at Société des Mines de Loulo (SOMILO) SA gold mine in Mali, West Africa. The Loulo gold field,... 


An image of an anchor block of the Msikaba bridge under construction
Anchor block construction on the Msikaba bridge nears completion
17th March 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Concor-Mota Engil Joint Venture (CME JV) has almost completed the four massive concrete blocks that will anchor the Msikaba bridge in place. Concor project director Laurence Savage says the... 


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Condition monitoring ensures regional water supply in South Africa
15th March 2023

Although about two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by water, there is an equally large proportion of the world’s population living in areas that suffer water scarcity. The groundwater is... 


City Power gets R9m security boost to help fight cable theft in Joburg
14th March 2023 By: News24Wire

After receiving a R9-million boost to tackle cable theft, City Power will embark on a project that's aimed at replacing underground cables with overhead lines. City of Johannesburg mayoral... 


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MTN Group reports strong 2022 earnings
13th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed MTN Group has increased its dividend as it reports a strong financial performance for the year ended December 31, 2022. During the year under review, MTN achieved a 3.8 percentage point... 


Image of a cordless leaf blower
Cordless leaf blower now available
11th March 2023

A new backpack leaf blower is said to be the first of its kind, offering increased performance and power. The WORX NITRO backpack blower features four 20 V 4.0 Ah power share batteries, totalling... 


City of Cape Town highlights increase in cable theft arrests
7th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A review of statistics over a seven-month period shows a considerable increase in cable theft arrests by the City of Cape Town's Metal Theft Unit since November, the city says in a statement. The... 


A Stahl crane equipped with an igus energy chain system
Setting a new standard for crane cable guides
3rd March 2023

Vereeniging-based crane manufacturer Stahl Cranes & Hoists is shifting its Jib crane cable management systems from festoons and pulleys to reliable and snag-free energy chain systems from... 


Msikaba bridge construction slated for completion by end of 2024 
3rd March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Construction of the Msikaba cable-stayed bridge near Lusikisiki, in the Eastern Cape, should be complete in the last quarter of next year.  Work on the project, which forms part of the N2 Wild... 


Iron-ore being transported by rail
Transnet snubs Kumba’s overture to run lucrative iron-ore rail line
24th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s State-owned logistics company has rejected an overture from an Anglo American unit to take over the running of its iron ore rail line, which is one of its most profitable but battles... 


Image of Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The North Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria, has granted a preservation order freezing a slew of properties and vehicles allegedly bought from the proceeds of a corrupt tender at the Kusile power... 


More blackouts, less revenue for the government
20th February 2023

By Bernard Mofokeng, Partner: Head of Tax; Nico Alberts, Senior Tax Consultant, CMS South Africa It is shocking that the South African government seems not to regard the now regular power blackouts... 


Solar trees continue to light the way for a sustainable future
17th February 2023

A family of solar trees on the rooftop Piazza at Eastgate Shopping Mall has consistently provided a self-powered living space - where people gather, night and day, to regroup and relax. It is... 


Transnet investigation officials swoop in and apprehend cable thieves in KwaZulu-Natal
17th February 2023

On 14 February 2023, around 22h40 following a tip off, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) officials rushed to the scene in Pepworth D, upon their arrival security officers were hard at work chasing after... 


Image of Msikaba bridge construction
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
17th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of the Msikaba cable-stayed bridge should be complete in the last quarter of 2023.  


Image of the Msikaba bridge
Msikaba bridge heads for completion by end-2024 
13th February 2023 By: Irma Venter

Construction of the Msikaba cable-stayed bridge near Lusikisiki, in the Eastern Cape, should be complete in the last quarter of next year.  Work on the project, which forms part of the N2 Wild... 


Non-stop transmission of digital sensor signals via fieldbus
13th February 2023

Ethernet modules for field applications The decentralised DI modules serve as a gateway between binary sensors and the fieldbus. This means that binary switching signals in the field can be... 


Transnet to shrink rail network
9th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned logistics company Transnet plans to shrink the 20 000 km freight rail network it operates by at least 35% as it focuses on delivering more profitable cargo loads. Transnet, which also... 


Sandvik develops vision for mining automation with AutoMine concept underground drill
Sandvik develops vision for mining automation with AutoMine concept underground drill
7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced its AutoMine Concept Underground Drill, the company’s second technology demonstrator for its future autonomous mining vision. The AutoMine Concept... 


Image of igus harnessed hybrid cables
One cable for power and data
3rd February 2023

Motion plastics and cable manufacturer igus has introduced its new readycable hybrid cables, allowing one cable to be used for power and data, helping save installation space and weight. igus notes... 


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