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Association pleads with Free State transport department for road repairs

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th January 2021 Agricultural association Free State Agriculture (FSA) has directed a letter to the Free State Department of Police, Roads and Transport requesting urgent actions to repair roads for critical access in the province. This comes as recent flooding in the province has caused severe damage to roads... 

Wearne appoints new FD

By: Donna Slater     14th January 2021 Building materials company Wearne has appointed Norman Janse van Rensburg FD, with effect from January 14. He is a chartered accountant who completed his articles at professional services firm PwC and has been working for industrial company Barloworld in various divisions for the past 20 years.  

Manufacturer’s high aspirations supported by quality offering

5th January 2021 BuTyl Technology aims to become the worlds most admired manufacturer and distributor of butyl tapes. Butyl is a synthetic rubber made from isobutylene and small portions of isoprene. It is a pressure sensitive product and can be modified by adding elasticisers, tackifiers, resins and fillers.... 

Nxuba Wind Farm enters commercial operations

By: Donna Slater     4th January 2021 Renewable energy developer and operator Enel Group’s South African renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power (EGP) has successfully reached commercial operation of its 140 MW Nxuba wind farm in the Eastern Cape. The project, built at a cost of about €200-million, is expected to generate 460... 

Volkswagen plans to link top executives’ bonuses to ESG targets

By: Bloomberg     18th December 2020 Volkswagen plans to link top executives’ bonuses to environmental, social and governance targets as the German industrial giant seeks to bolster sustainability credentials that are increasingly relevant to investors. VW will seek shareholder approval for the updated remuneration system at its... 

South Africa’s renewables plan presents ‘remarkable’ industrialisation opportunity 

By: Terence Creamer     11th December 2020 The roll-out of renewable energy at the scale envisaged in South Africa’s official electricity plan to 2030 presents a “remarkable” industrialisation opportunity, the leader of the South African Renewable Energy Masterplan (SAREM) project team, Francis Jackson, argues. Jackson, who is also a... 

PPC’s cost containment bears fruit, contributes to R610m interim profit  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th December 2020 After what had been a difficult start to the financial year, JSE-listed cement manufacturer PPC managed to turn a profit of R610-million for the six months ended September 30, which was a 77% improvement year-on-year. The company posted a restated profit of R344-million for the six months ended... 

Colloidal silica – one of the best sources of the pozzolanic reactions known to man

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd November 2020 Spray-Lock Concrete Protection’s SCP technology is classified as a colloidal silica, which is one of the best sources of the pozzolanic reaction known to man. “SCP colloidal silica is among the smallest post placement pozzolan that is currently being used in the global construction industry.... 

Innovation through composite construction

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th November 2020 Steel and concrete are the most commonly used construction materials. Innovation comes to life when you intrinsically connect two load-carrying structural members to deflect as a single unit, this is termed as composite construction.  Composite construction provides a method of using two... 

The taxi industry is 'the lifeblood of public transport', but we must fix problems – Ramaphosa 

By: News24Wire      29th October 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the taxi industry as the "lifeblood of our public transport system", but has also emphasised that problems need to be tackled. Ramaphosa - who is self-isolating after possible exposure to Covid-19 at a fundraiser event over the weekend - addressed various... 

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