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New Grundfos impeller design delivers reliable pumps in high solids applications

15th October 2021 Increased levels of rags and fibrous solids in South Africa’s wastewater systems call for the innovative design and reliability of the new Grundfos SE/SL wastewater pumps. With their semi-open hydraulic design, these Grundfos submersible pumps can deal with today’s demands – even rags and organic... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update

By: Sheila Barradas     15th October 2021 The African Development Bank has approved a $86.72-million loan to co-finance the second phase of the project. 

Tackling South Africa’s environmental challenges while still running a profitable business

14th October 2021 It is no longer a question of if, but when. The pressure on nations to cut their carbon emissions as climate change tightens its grip on the planet is no longer a topic only driven by environmental activists. 

More than 30 developments in the pipeline in Cape Town CBD – report

By: Irma Venter     14th October 2021 The economy of the Cape Town central business district (CBD) remained stable in 2020, despite Covid-19, with the official nominal value of all property set at R43.8-billion by the City of Cape Town, and with 31 new developments worth more than R6.9-billion in the pipeline. This is the key finding... 

Solidarity reaches wage agreement with Village Main Reef

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th October 2021 Trade union Solidarity has concluded a two-year wage agreement with gold producer Village Main Reef (VMR). This comes after just two weeks of negotiations undertaken in collaboration with fellow trade unions the National Union of Mineworkers, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union... 

Improve plant efficiency, production and safety and reduce costs with SKF Enlight Collect IMx-1 automated machine health monitoring system

12th October 2021 The ever-increasing demand for more infrastructure, goods, food, basically anything that consumers around the world require, is driven largely but a growing global population coupled with rapidly advancing technologies. This, in turn, puts mounting pressure on mines and industrial plants to... 

House price growth continued to slow in September – FNB

By: Schalk Burger     11th October 2021 The slowing trend in house price growth continued in September, with financial services company FNB's House Price Index decelerating to 3%, from 3.6% in August. This means house price growth averaged 3.5% in the third quarter of this year, down from a peak of 4.8% in the second quarter. 

New asynchronous range available

8th October 2021 Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s team of electric motor designers and engineers has worked closely with global electric motor specialists to develop high-efficiency Synergy electric motors, to set the local benchmark for heavy-duty, high-efficiency motors, says BMG electric motors business... 

Infrastructure Fund says its first R5.4bn will ‘catalyse’ projects worth R21bn  

By: Terence Creamer     6th October 2021 The Infrastructure Fund has submitted four projects, collectively valued at R21-billion, for National Treasury approval and is finalising four more, valued at nearly R85-billion, for submission in 2022. Infrastructure Fund head Mohale Rakgate reports that the fund itself will contribute... 

Maximise your brickwork

6th October 2021 The Maxi Brick, from Technicrete, is a robust, cost-effective concrete brick that is particularly suited for use with single skin walls, which are often the cornerstone of affordable housing developments. Offering a lower cost per square metre, some Maxi Bricks have a higher ash content making it... 

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