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Bell Equipment dismisses takeover offer rumour

By: Marleny Arnoldi     31st July 2020 Listed industrial group Bell Equipment on Friday dismissed rumours that it had received an offer for a shareholding in the company. Bell was responding to an article that appeared in financial daily Business Day, which reports that the group had received a takeover offer from Chinese firm... 

South Africa trade surplus swells to record on weak imports

By: Bloomberg     31st July 2020 South Africa’s trade surplus swelled to a record after eased lockdown restrictions allowed more exports, while demand for imports weakened. The positive trade balance widened to R46.6-billion last month from a revised R19.7-billion in May, the South African Revenue Services said Friday in a... 

Business for South Africa issues call to action on local procurement

By: Donna Slater     31st July 2020 Business for South Africa (BSA) has issued a call to action for corporate South Africa to undertake four actions to assist local procurement during the Covid-19 pandemic. The BSA, an alliance of the main business groups, is calling on companies to review their procurement practices and to give... 


By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 In response to the recent article advertised in Creamer Medias Engineering News, we at the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) fully endorse the ‘Made in Africa’, the ‘Proudly Produced in Africa’ initiative. Our current regional trade is approximately 15% in comparison to the... 

Savannah restart as early as H1 2021

By: Esmarie Iannucci     31st July 2020 ASX-listed Panoramic Resources has flagged a potential restart of its Savannah nickel project, in Western Australia, in the first half of 2021. Panoramic in April this year temporarily suspended operations at the Savannah project, amid the Covid-19 outbreak, as the pandemic adversely impacted... 

NGVs: The growth in popularity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 Running a vehicle on Compressed Natural Gas is a novice concept for many South Africans. Although Natural Gas filling stations have been active since 2014, there is an inherent love affair amongst South African’s for Petrol and Diesel powered vehicles. In contrast globally, Natural Gas Vehicles... 

Schneider Electric shows they are acting to build a green and inclusive future for all through H1 extra-financial results

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 Schneider Electric exceeds their year-end target, taking their overall performance for avoiding primary resource consumption to just over 126,000 metric tons The Group reaffirms its commitment to achieve 2020 goals and looks ahead at the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals 

New Coupling to meet LPG Tanker Standard

31st July 2020 As per a Bulletin issued by the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa (LPGSASA) and further legislated by the Department of Employment and Labour, Cam-and-Groove type Couplings are no longer permitted for use in gas tanker applications and should be replaced with a... 

Mkhize calls for occupational health and safety committees at every level

By: Yvonne Silaule     29th July 2020 In a bid to ensure continuous engagement with all stakeholders critical to the fight against Covid-19, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has given a directive for occupational health and safety committees to be created at a provincial, district and local hospital level. This was according to a... 

Brazilian major Vale piloting electric locomotive

By: Mariaan Webb     29th July 2020 Diversified mining major Vale, in partnership with Progress Rail – part of US group Caterpillar – is developing a new 100% electric, battery-powered switchyard locomotive. The initiative forms part of the iron-ore miner’s strategy of reducing direct and indirect emissions (Scope 1 and 2). The... 

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