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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
24th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The North Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria, has granted a preservation order freezing a slew of properties and vehicles allegedly bought from the proceeds of a corrupt tender at the Kusile power... 

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Agrico PVC pipe: Eight things you need to know
23rd February 2023

After 117 years of service, Agrico has become well known for manufacturing beautiful centre pivots, smart irrigation solutions and rugged farm implements. 

Lucapa secures gas source for Merlin
20th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diamond miner Lucapa Diamond Company has struck a gas supply heads of agreement (HoA) with ASX-listed Armour Energy for its Merlin diamond project, in the Northern Territory. Armour Energy on... 

Superior building delivers quality houses quickly and cost-effectively
8th February 2023

The multi-award winning Moladi Building System is enabling houses and other structures of a superior quality to be built in record time and at a fraction of the cost of conventional building... 

SAPPMA members surpass industry quality expectations
7th February 2023

In a country where poor service delivery, broken promises made by politicians, failing infrastructure and interrupted power supply have become the norm, it is comforting to know that the Southern... 

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SA company delivers specialised induction bending solutions
3rd February 2023

Induction bending is a highly specialised pipe bending technique designed to reduce the number of field welds, expedite construction and optimise project schedules. The cost and complexity of... 

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Investment needed to keep industry afloat
3rd February 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Loadshedding is creating production problems and increasing the cost of scrap, but government’s lack of investment in renewing old piping systems and constructing new networks remains one of the... 

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Company relocates as part of growth strategy
3rd February 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

As part of its ongoing growth strategy, pipe and hose supplier Astore Keymak relocated its Cape Town branch to a more modernised premises in the Western Cape in November 2022. “Astore Keymak Cape... 

Geosynthetics offer durability for concrete structures
3rd February 2023

Geosynthetic products manufacturer and supplier Fibertex South Africa’s geosynthetic solutions encompass controlled permeability formwork (CPF) liners, which are designed for concrete surface... 

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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
3rd February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom is expecting to operate temporary stacks on the three units at Kusile, which will bypass the flue-gas desulphurisation system. 

Company develops low-cost, low-maintenance water treatment system
27th January 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water treatment company GAST Clearwater has developed a water treatment system to improve water quality globally without the use of obnoxious chemicals, biological components or membranes. The... 

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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
27th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has said it will approach the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment for an exemption to temporarily bypass the flue gas desulphurisation units at the Kusile power station. 

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Looking for solutions to reduce downtime and production losses?
26th January 2023

Does your material handling plant suffer downtime? Do you need to stop production at times that you can't afford? A big contributor to these unfortunate events is inferior wear material. You need... 

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Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia – update
20th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Euro Manganese has signed an offtake termsheet with electric vehicle battery manufacturer Verkor for the sale of high-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate from its Chvaletice manganese project. 

An energy crisis is seeping into South Africa’s food supply
18th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

The most severe power cuts ever experienced in South Africa are threatening food and water supplies and disrupting the lives of millions of people, including chicken farmers. In the poultry... 

Sinkhole Formation
12th January 2023

(Showroom): Most individuals, especially in the Centurion area, has been forced to become acquainted with several sudden depressions / caves, and or cavities occurring in the surrounding areas.... 

Cape Town calls for reduced water use on the back of this year’s below-average rainfall
16th December 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Cape Town has set a proactive water savings target, based on this year’s below average rainfall, until the next rainy season. Despite there being no immediate cause for concern about... 

Botswana Diamonds reports project development progress
8th December 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) believes there are big opportunities for diamond exploration and development in South Africa and the company is focusing on what it considers the best... 

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Barclays coal plan exposes reach of Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act
1st December 2022 By: Bloomberg

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is starting to change the way bankers view their climate targets. Barclays, one of Europe’s biggest coal financiers, said its analysis of the IRA has led it to... 

Spigot and Socket pipes help prepare flood damaged Queen Nandi Drive in KZN
30th November 2022

The damage to infrastructure in KwaZulu Natal (KZN) as a result of flooding has certainly taken its toll. Queen Nandi Drive was no exception with damage that included the main sewer line. Rocla was... 

Copper’s biggest mystery is finally cracking
Copper’s biggest mystery is finally cracking
28th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

The warnings keep getting louder: the world is hurtling toward a desperate shortage of copper. Humans are more dependent than ever on a metal we’ve used for 10 000 years; new deposits are drying... 

Rocla and Technicrete supply concrete products for Riverwalk Hazeldean Road upgrades
23rd November 2022

The constant increase in the development of lifestyle estates and commercial office parks in areas previously open spaces, puts increased pressure on existing infrastructure, creating challenging... 

Plumbing – buy cheap, buy twice
23rd November 2022

All businesses are at risk of incurring water damage due to plumbing systems that have been incorrectly installed, maintained or repaired. However, this risk is especially high in high-rise... 

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Company to supply civils companies
18th November 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Local steel products supplier Stewarts and Lloyds formed Stewarts and Lloyds Projects & Contracts – a new addition to the Stewarts and Lloyds Group – to support the local civil engineering industry... 

Coal miners pay highest US dividend as prices soar to records
17th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

Coal is paying off for investors. Miners of the fossil fuel are raking in cash and paying out hefty dividends, with shares surging as the global energy crisis boosts coal prices to record highs.... 

Pipeline specialist eyes wider customer base after completing Seriti ESD programme
17th November 2022

Bulwane Projects and Maintenance is a company that operates in the engineering sector, specialising in pipeline repair and maintenance, as well as in light civil work and plant maintenance. The... 

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How engineers can design the next 100 years with digital twins
15th November 2022

By Bonga Ntuli: Director, Strategy at Royal HaskoningDHV Imagine being alive 100 years ago, when fridges, microwaves, and hairdryers didn’t exist. 

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Local supplier adds valves to portfolio
11th November 2022 By: Halima Frost

Steel, tube and valve supplier Stewarts & Lloyds’ Pipes & Fittings division has received its first consignment of vacuum break valves from local valve manufacturer Variant Air and has distributed... 

South Africa’s lack of urgency in introducing cadastre system decried
11th November 2022 By: Nadine James

Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart offered the familiar refrain of South Africa’s mining industry needing a functional and accurate cadastre. “We cannot manage our minerals with a GIS system,” he said... 

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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
11th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has reported severe damage to a chimney at Kusile in the latest blow to the beleaguered power station. 

Coal giant Peabody likely to pay dividend in 2023, analyst says
8th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

Peabody Energy, the biggest US coal miner, will probably start paying dividends next year after using growing cash holdings to pay off debt, according to Lucas Pipes, an analyst with B Riley... 

The story behind the decade-long relationship between Novelquip and Babcock
8th November 2022

Established in 2009, Novelquip Forestry, a South African designer, manufacturer and exporter of forestry soil preparation and planting equipment, celebrates its 13th anniversary this year. Over the... 

Culverts provide safety for pedestrians cyclists
8th November 2022

Pedestrian safety alongside roadways and near to railways is an area often overlooked in infrastructure planning, but the City of Ekurhuleni, together with the Passenger Rail Agency, launched their... 

DMS introduces ASTM-complaint dust fallout unit
DMS introduces ASTM-complaint dust fallout unit
6th November 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Dust monitoring solutions manufacturer Dust Monitoring Services (DMS) has introduced a fully compliant ASTMD1739-98 unit, which includes a bespoke, ultraviolet (UV) stabilised linear low-density... 

DMRE's general lethargy still hindering exploration activity
28th October 2022 By: Nadine James

Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart offered the familiar refrain of South Africa’s mining industry needing a functional and accurate cadastre. “We cannot manage our minerals with a GIS system,” he said... 

Cape Town’s waterfront increasing its independent power, water capacities
27th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront was planning to double its solar energy capacity as part of its response to the ongoing power cuts imposed, on a rolling basis, across the country by national electricity... 

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Grinding Techniques – Stainless-Steel Partner since 1981
27th October 2022

As a local manufacturer and supplier of specialised abrasives, we have been partnering with the stainless steel industry since 1981. With our product specialists and business development teams... 

Valentine receives Fisheries Act authorisation, bridge replacement gets started
25th October 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-based gold company Marathon has received authorisation from Fisheries and Oceans Canada for the Valentine project, in central Newfoundland. The authorisation allows Marathon to proceed... 

SAPPMA hosts 2022 annual general meeting
21st October 2022

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) hosted their 2022 annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, 19 October 2022. Although this year’s event was once again a... 

The current water crisis facing South Africa has created new opportunities and there is plenty of room to adopt and embrace new technologies
S Africa can ease effect of natural disasters through technology
21st October 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Deploying “cutting-edge” solutions at South Africa’s water treatment plants will assist the country in mitigating the severe impact of natural disasters, such as the drought in Nelson Mandela Bay,... 

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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
21st October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A fire damaged one of the generating units that has not yet been synchronised to the grid at Kusile on October 14.  

Keitumetse Moumakoe
Opinion: Transnet strike threatens to be the final nail in the coffin for large bore steel pipe exports to the US
17th October 2022

In this opinion piece, Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa (Steasa) CEO Keitumetse Moumakoe writes about the devastating impact the current Transnet strike is expected to have on South... 

Impacts of Oil spillages on the environment
17th October 2022

(Virtual Showroom): To understand how oil affects the environment, we must first understand what an oil is. The word oil describes a wide range of hydrocarbon-based substances defined generally as... 

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For over 60 years, VEGA has provided industry-leading products for the measurement of level, density, weight and pressure. As the inventor of the...


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For over 30 years, Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD has been designing, manufacturing, supplying and maintaining specialist...


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