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Colossal Concrete Products reopens plant to manufacture railway sleepers
Colossal Concrete Products reopens plant to manufacture railway sleepers
5th November 2023

Southern Africa’s largest manufacturer of railway sleepers Colossal Concrete Products has reopened its mothballed De Aar factory in the Northern Cape, following the conclusion of a one-year... 


Revolutionizing Africa’s Development Through Water Infrastructure: The BT Industrial Vision
Revolutionizing Africa’s Development Through Water Infrastructure: The BT Industrial Vision
1st November 2023

BT Industrial, a pioneering science and engineering company specialising in the design and manufacturing of HDPE pipes and water treatment plants, is vocal about the pivotal role of robust water... 


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SA shark-barrier tech scores first commercial installation
31st October 2023 By: Irma Venter

The eco-friendly SharkSafe Barrier technology, developed by marine biologists at Stellenbosch University (SU) and their collaborators, and manufactured in the Western Cape, has been installed at a... 


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MULTI ALLOYS: A division of EMVAfrica
27th October 2023

Established in 1997, MULTI ALLOYS is a leading stockist of duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys and specialised metals in the South African market and focuses on the supply of these... 


TTI’s consistent irrigation delivers consistent results
TTI’s consistent irrigation delivers consistent results
24th October 2023

The South African berry industry exports berries to the value of around R3 billion annually and further supports the economy by means of the labour required for its harvesting process, which... 


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Karowe mine, Botswana
20th October 2023 By: Nadine James

A diamond mine in north-central Botswana. 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kusile Unit 5 is being prepared for synchronisation to the grid towards the end of December. 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has confirmed that Unit 3 at the Kusile coal-fired power station is providing 720 MW for the electricity grid. 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
29th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has upheld the decision of the National Air Quality Officer to permit the temporary operation of the Kusile coal power station using... 


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Mchunu calls for 'water shifting' as an interim plan for water outages
27th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As Gauteng continues to grapple with water provision and communities remain left without water, Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has called for the implementation of “water shifting” as... 


Biodigester pilot project at Limpopo military bases a success
Biodigester pilot project at Limpopo military bases a success
25th September 2023

At South Africa’s most northern air force base, on the outskirts of Louis Trichardt in Limpopo, a biodigester has been successfully producing biogas for the past two years, as part of a pilot... 


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Worcester East Water Solar Project progressing
15th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Worcester East Water Solar Project, an initiative aimed at bolstering the agricultural sector and local communities in and around the Breede River Valley, in line with the region’s Spatial... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Nine people were arrested at the Kusile power station for theft of coal and fraud on September 7. 


Southern African Vinyls Association joins forces on World Clean-Up Day and River Clean-Up Day
Southern African Vinyls Association joins forces on World Clean-Up Day and River Clean-Up Day
13th September 2023

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is excited to announce its participation and support of the upcoming Clean-Up & Recycle SA week and River Clean-Up Day initiatives. SAVA, the leading... 


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Fuel contaminants result in equipment damage
8th September 2023

A lack of knowledge about fuel contaminants results in inadequate fuel protection during the various stages of distribution and storage, and these contaminants can negatively impact the efficient... 


Construction starts on Phase 2 of City of Cape Town’s Milnerton bulk sewer upgrade project
8th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has broken ground on the next phase of the R470-million Milnerton bulk sewer upgrade project, with construction of a new pipeline set for completion by 2025.  This project... 


SAPPMA launches educational campaign aimed at senior University students and furture industry leaders
SAPPMA launches educational campaign aimed at senior University students and furture industry leaders
6th September 2023

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has begun conducting a series of educational lectures at selected universities and professional associations as part of their... 


Eskom's Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The temporary stacks being introduced at the Kusile coal power station, where three previously operational units have been out of service for ten months, have been built. 


Lithium players race for breakthrough to meet electric car demand
31st August 2023 By: Bloomberg

On the outskirts of El Dorado — heart of Arkansas’ 1920s oil boom — a company backed by Koch Industries is looking to dramatically speed up extraction of a battery metal essential to weaning the... 


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Refurbishment under way at Kriel
25th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

Thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) is working with State-owned power utility Eskom on the refurbishment of two natural draught cooling towers at its Kriel power station, in... 


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South Africa’s nonrevenue water rising to worrying levels
25th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africa’s nonrevenue water (NRW) is rising to unsustainable levels, with nearly half the water piped through the country’s infrastructure being lost through leaks, theft or nonpayment.... 


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Stewarts & Lloyds - Women in Industry
25th August 2023

Carol Lloyd - Branch Manager – Pipes & Fittings and Excom Member Your career journey – where did you start, how did you decide to work in this industry? I initially accepted a part time opportunity... 


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South Africa’s nonrevenue water rising to worrying levels
25th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africa’s nonrevenue water (NRW) is rising to unsustainable levels, with nearly half the water piped through the country’s infrastructure being lost through leaks, theft or nonpayment.... 


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Klein Jukskei Bond stream bulk stormwater project, South Africa
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Johannesburg Roads Agency is doing a bulk upgrade of road stormwater run-off pipes to increase their capacity and accommodate all excess stormwater in the area. 


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Cape Town breaks ground on Milnerton bulk sewer upgrade phase II
21st August 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has broken ground on the next phase of the R470-million Milnerton bulk sewer upgrade project, with construction of a new pipeline set for completion by 2025.  This project... 


Stellantis invests more than $100m in California lithium project
18th August 2023 By: Reuters

Automaker Stellantis said it would invest more than $100-million in California's Controlled Thermal Resources, its latest bet on the direct lithium extraction (DLE) sector amid the global hunt for... 


Drought conditions affecting water resources
Water-mining interdependence poses operational challenges, risks to miners
11th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The water-mining interdependence, or nexus, poses several operational challenges to mining companies, including physical, reputational and regulatory-related risks and, as water-related risks... 


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Market hindered by interest rates, economic stagnation
4th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The commercial property market experienced a 5.6% decline in sales activity in the first quarter of 2023, compared with the same quarter in 2022, owing to numerous factors, including rising... 


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Nature-inspired oil-water separator employed underground
4th August 2023

Water treatment specialist SurfCleaner has supplied its specialist water treatment technology to a large underground iron-ore mine, to treat water used in an underground wash bay. SurfCleaner... 


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Potsdam wastewater works upgrade breaks ground
2nd August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Construction on the Potsdam wastewater treatment works (WWTW) upgrade, the Western Cape’s second largest infrastructure project, has started. The R5.2-billion upgrade, which will double the plant’s... 


Department outlines pre-emptive measures amid forecasts of deteriorating water supply
28th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

While South Africa is currently in balance nationally in terms of water supply and demand, albeit with localised – and, in some cases, severe – deficits, this could change rapidly. The country... 


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Cape Town acquires specialised water, sanitation trucks in R53m deal
24th July 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate has welcomed 23 jet machine trucks, vacuum tanker trucks and jet vacuum combination trucks to its fleet, at a cost of more than R53-million.... 


City of Joburg identifies three possible causes of explosion
21st July 2023 By: News24Wire

The City of Joburg has identified three possible causes of the explosion on Lilian Ngoyi Street in the city centre. City manager Floyd Brink said it identified the ignition of methane gas in... 


SA Vinyls Association receives Caroline Reid Award for commitment to Clean-Up and Recycle activities
SA Vinyls Association receives Caroline Reid Award for commitment to Clean-Up and Recycle activities
21st July 2023

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is thrilled to announce that it was one of the recipients of the 2023 Caroline Reid Award for Clean-Up Champions of the Year. The certificates were... 


Vantage Capital invests $25m in Aquasantec
20th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Large-scale mezzanine debt fund manager Vantage Capital has made a $25-million investment into water tanks, pipes and related products manufacturer and distributor Aquasantec International, which... 


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Small businesses worried about proposed cigarette, vape display ban
12th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A survey comprising input from more than 200 specialist tobacconists in South Africa has indicated overwhelming opposition to the new Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill... 


COVID CAUSE AND EFFECT
The post Covid-19 lockdown phase saw an acute shortage of hot rolled coil, which compromised the demand of the steel tube and pipe mills over successive quarters
Non-competitiveness, non-use plague South African steel industry
7th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The current state of the South African steel industry is one where a lack of competitiveness and the non-use of its installed production capacity continue at a concerning rate, relative to other... 


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AfriSam participating in Cape Interchange upgrade
4th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Cape contractor Haw & Inglis Construction has, since July 2021, been undertaking an upgrade of Cape Town’s Refinery interchange, supported by construction materials from AfriSam. The project is due... 


Apart from extending the width of the bridge, the height has also been raised
Cape Interchange upgrade gets AfriSam treatment
4th July 2023

Since July 2021, well-established Cape contractor Haw & Inglis Construction has been proceeding apace on the upgrade of Cape Town’s Refinery interchange, supported by construction materials from... 


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Hudaco reports strong interim result despite difficult market conditions
30th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed industrial products supplier Hudaco Industries has reported a strong performance amid a challenging six months ended May 31, with turnover having increased by 12.4% to R4.3-billion,... 


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Manufacturer secures large high pressure valve order
30th June 2023 By: Halima Frost

Steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds’ Pipes & Fittings branch has secured a multimillion-rand order for high pressure valves with the Chris Hani district municipality, in... 


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Water supply infrastructure rehabilitation project, Côte d’Ivoire
30th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will facilitate the safe and efficient abstraction, treatment, storage and distribution of drinking water in rural areas. 


ENERGYMetals – A division of EMVAfrica
ENERGYMetals – A division of EMVAfrica
27th June 2023

ENERGYMetals is a distinguished division of EMVAfrica, with a strong commitment to excellence and a comprehensive understanding of the industrial and manufacturing markets. ENERGYMetals has... 


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