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Oxygen tanks successfully installed

By: Thabi Madiba     19th April 2019 In February machine moving and rigging specialist Lovemore Bros successfully installed new oxygen tanks at 27 provincial hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal, after removing redundant oxygen tanks. Lovemore Bros was awarded the contract from gas supplier Afrox and industrial gas supplier Air Liquide in... 

Africa’s air cargo sector needs trade and aviation liberalisation to reach full potential

By: Rebecca Campbell     19th April 2019 In early February, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its global air freight data for the whole of 2018. Although worldwide demand, measured in freight (metric) ton kilometres (FTKs) rose by 3.5% in comparison to 2017, it was far below 2017’s 9.7% growth. And demand... 

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. 

Corruption has eroded pillars of democracy – report  

By: Sane Dhlamini     10th April 2019 While South Africans commemorate the late freedom fighter Chris Hani, who was assassinated 26 years ago, civil society organisation Corruption Watch on Wednesday released a report on how corruption has eroded the pillars of democracy. This comes before South Africans cast their votes on May 8 in... 

Give SANDF more money to tighten South Africa's borders, says Msimanga

By: African News Agency      9th April 2019 The Democratic Alliance's Gauteng premier candidate Solly Msimanga on Tuesday led a picket in the Pretoria central business district (CBD), calling for a bigger budget allocation for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to tighten the country's borders and curb illegal immigration.... 

Van Dyck and Nouwens weave together a solution in troubled carpeting sector

9th April 2019 Durban–based Van Dyck Floors, South Africa’s eldest carpet manufacturer, and Harrismith based Nouwens Carpets will consolidate their operations in order to streamline and optimize their manufacturing and supply chains, the companies announced today (April 8).  Dr Mehran Zarrebini, CEO of PFE... 

Rio Tinto approves $463million investment in Zulti South

9th April 2019 Rio Tinto has approved the next stage in the development of Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa through the construction of the Zulti South project. The $463million (Rio Tinto share $343 million) investment will sustain RBM’s current capacity and extend mine life. RBM currently operates... 

Rio Tinto approves $463m Zulti South project to extend RBM's life 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th April 2019 Diversified miner Rio Tinto on Monday approved the construction of the $463-million Zulti South project − the next stage in the development of mineral sands producer Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province. The project will sustain RBM's current capacity, as well as... 

Sappi, Borregaard celebrate 20 years of biorefinery investment

By: Simone Liedtke     8th April 2019 LignoTech South Africa – the 50:50 joint venture between South Africa’s Sappi and Norway’s Borregaard – is celebrating 20 years of operations. The KwaZulu-Natal-based lignin extraction plant was first commissioned in December 1998 and officially opened in 1999. 

Construction industry in rapid decline as work wanes, ‘mafia’ takes over, warns Safcec 

By: Irma Venter     8th April 2019 The South African construction industry is in a state of accelerated decline, says South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) CEO Webster Mfebe. This is caused mainly by a lack of new contracts flowing from government’s purse, as well as increased violence and thuggery on local... 

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