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Metric Automotive Engineering

PROFILE: Metric Automotive Engineering’s facilities have the ability to refurbish large diesel engine components. Services offered include cylinder head remanufacture, cylinder block line boring, milling, honing and boring, camshaft grinding, crankshaft grinding, engine assembly and dynamometer testing.


Minigrids hold promise for Africa

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd March 2021 Minigrids have the potential to accelerate energy access in Africa and costs are starting to come down, while reliability and financing are improving; however, further improvements are needed in terms of regulatory frameworks to engender a level playing field and transparency and certainty around... 

South Africa has a long road ahead to economic recovery, says Saice

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     1st March 2021 South Africa has significant work to do in driving its economic recovery despite the forecasted 3.2% gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate for 2021, and the encouraging R791.2-billion committed to infrastructure development, says industry organisation the South African Institution of Civil... 

Stellenbosch University building achievest A-rating energy efficiency certificate

By: Schalk Burger     26th February 2021 Stellenbosch University (SU) received the very first Electrical Performance Certificate (EPC) for any building in South Africa, with its Admin B building receiving an A-rating for electrical consumption of 48 kWh per square metre. This is in adherence to the amendment to the National Energy Act... 

Rolls-Royce marine AI technology project receives UK funding

By: Rebecca Campbell     26th February 2021 The British Ministry of Defence (MOD) has granted funding to UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce to further develop the company’s Artificial Chief Engineer technology. This is an autonomous ship machinery control system, intended to permit naval vessels to carry out... 

M&E sector output to recover this year after 15% decrease recorded for 2020 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th February 2021 The Metals and Engineering (M&E) sector was no doubt under pressure in 2020 owing to lower steel production and general trading restrictions, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says in its latest 'State of the M&E Sector' report. Seifsa chief economist and... 

Kropz inks equity facility with ARC Fund to capitalise ongoing Hinda work

By: Donna Slater     26th February 2021 Aim-listed emerging African phosphate explorer and developer Kropz has entered into a $5-million conditional convertible equity facility with major shareholder ARC Fund to finance the ongoing work at Kropz’s Hinda phosphate project in Congo-Brazzaville. The new facility is in addition to the... 

Mixed response to Mboweni's Budget Speech

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     25th February 2021 Industries and business have responded with mixed reviews to the Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on February 24. Industry organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) posits that it showed the fruits of a better-than-expected economic recovery and tax collection... 

Renergen Covid-19 vaccine transport solution unveiled 

25th February 2021 South African emerging domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen earlier this month unveiled its Covid-19 vaccine transport solution, the Cryo-Vacc. Creamer Media journalist Simone Liedtke, who attended the unveiling event, tells us more. 

Study shows potential to double capacity, reduce costs at Gakara processing plant

By: Donna Slater     23rd February 2021 An enhanced scoping study for Rainbow Rare Earths’ Gakara rare earths project points to a doubling of rare earth elements cracking plant capacity, from 5 000 t/y to 10 000 t/y. Rainbow sought to update the feasibility of the processing facility to produce a high-purity cerium-depleted mixed rare... 

Custom moulding of plastic components for local plastic, beverage and furniture industry

22nd February 2021 Durban-based plastic components manufacturer ABC Plastics is a division of Belgian company NV Dassonville and is owner-managed by founder member Francois Dassonville. ABC’s plastic injection moulding department began by specialising in custom moulding of plastic components for the local... 

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