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Sugar factory expansion earns excellence award

By: Nadine Ramdass     3rd December 2021 Consulting engineering and project management company Bosch Projects was named a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in the category of projects valued between R50-million and R250-million. “This annual awards programme,... 

Data protection critical during power cuts

By: Darren Parker     3rd December 2021 Although downtime and damage to electrical equipment are common concerns for businesses during load-shedding, many business owners do not sufficiently consider the protection of their data, information technology (IT) company Silver Moon IT manager Raeford Liebenberg tells Engineering News. When... 

Business as usual despite genset demand spike

By: Darren Parker     3rd December 2021 Generator set (genset) manufacturer Atlas Copco Power Technique business development manager Philip du Plessis says the business is always prepared to try to close any sale that comes its way, regardless of factors influencing the market. “While we do see an increase in inquiries under these... 

Jonathan Shapiro

3rd December 2021 This week we profile Jonathan Shapiro, CEO of LESCO Manufacturing, a third-generation family-run business which is a South African producer and distributor of electrical products 

Water treatment plant for Gauteng community

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd December 2021 WEC Projects, with a joint venture (JV) partner, has designed and built a new water treatment plant to supply potable water to one of the most populous communities in Gauteng. The R270-million plant, in partnership with a local construction, concessions and manufacturing group, has been designed... 

The return of the Hindenburg

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     3rd December 2021 One of the most compelling sound recordings of all time was made by Herb Morrison in 1937. His eyewitness recording and commentary of the explosion and crash of the German passenger airship, the Hindenburg, makes amazing listening. On May 6, 1937, while preparing to land at the Lakehurst Naval... 

LED retrofit lighting solution for Gaborone Airport

30th November 2021 BEKA Schréder has supplied the LED retrofit lighting solution at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Botswana. This airport is located about 10 km north of the city of Gaborone and offers large capacity to handle regional and international traffic and has the largest passenger movement in... 

Energy efficiency should be prioritised as South Africa walks supply tightrope

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th November 2021 As the world looks to develop sustainable energy industries, mitigate the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, energy efficiency has been emphasised as an integral part of the efforts to attain these objectives. Countries are falling well short of benchmarks,... 

Increased presence for Italian business in S Africa next year

By: Darren Parker     26th November 2021 The Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industry (Italcham) aims to continue improving its presence in South Africa next year. “We intend to establish an antenna in Cape Town and, possibly, even in Durban and Gqeberha. This means managing multiple hubs with a higher number of events... 

Business interaction fostered

By: Darren Parker     26th November 2021 The Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industry (Italcham), in collaboration with the Italian Comites Johannesburg and the Italian Consulate General, launched the Small Medium Italian League of Enterprises (SMILE) initiative in Johannesburg last month. SMILE is a network of companies with... 

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