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Access to finance hampers power sector progress

By: Mamaili Mamaila     19th April 2019 Among the challenges facing the power generation sector is access to finance to upgrade and maintain power infrastructure to extend the life of existing assets in a sustainable way, especially when it comes to new digital technologies, says international power generation company General Electric... 

Pilot Crushtec partners with Sanral to help smaller contractors tender for projects  

18th April 2019 The South African National Roads Agency has signed a memorandum of understanding with rock crushing equipment supplier Pilot Crushtec to engender relationships with smaller contractors in the lower end of the construction industry, as part of the organisation’s transformation drive. Tasneem... 

From wheelbarrow deliveries to SABS-accredited workshop

16th April 2019 An entrepreneurial journey is often not an easy one. This is reflected in the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Index, which reveals that only 15 percent of South African start-ups are successful, despite the country ranking second in Africa for the quality and dynamics of its entrepreneurship... 

The Impact of Industry 4.0 on Africa’s Manufacturing Sector

16th April 2019 The Manufacturing Indaba 2019 is set to explore the impact on, and opportunities associated with disruptive and revolutionary technologies that are transforming the global manufacturing sector. Despite its status of a developing continent, Africa’s manufacturing space stands the opportunity to... 

Demand for concrete flooring continues to increase

By: Thabi Madiba     12th April 2019 The demand for concrete flooring continues to grow at a robust rate, as more commercial, retail and residential customers opt for polished concrete, says diamond tools and equipment manufacturer Diamond Products director Brian Clark. This robust growth is reflected in the company’s increase in... 

New machine collection for floor preparation launched

By: Thabi Madiba     12th April 2019 Floor grinders and dust extractors manufacturer HTC Sweden AB launched a new line of smaller grinders and dust extractors, the Start and Grind collection, to assist flooring contractors when preparing floors, earlier this year in Sweden. The collection will be launched in South Africa in the... 

OR Tambo International Airport Western Precinct development – Phase 1, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     12th April 2019 In2Food Group launched its new R400-million, 22 708 m2 factory, located on 3.5 ha on the northern precinct of the OR Tambo International Airport Special Economic Zone on April 5. 

Seifsa ‘disappointed’ by slower Feb manufacturing output growth 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th April 2019 The latest preliminary data published by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) indicates that production in the broader manufacturing sector grew at a slower pace in February than in January. On a continuous three-monthly basis, output in the manufacturing sector has been volatile, increasing from... 

Ctrack launches truck video monitoring system

By: Irma Venter     11th April 2019 Vehicle telematics and tracking services provider, Ctrack, has launched a customisable video monitoring solution for rental vehicles, light delivery vehicles, fleet vehicles, trucks, general machinery and buses. With Ctrack Iris, the number of side or back cameras used within the solution can be... 

K-HEM | It’s the age of rightsizing

11th April 2019 K-HEM, the hybrid electrical and mechanical combined power generation units Bauma trade fair is the beating heart of the construction industry and each edition offers a glimpse of what is coming to the market in terms of stateof- the-art technology and latest developments. In this context,... 

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