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Vulcan’s new MD Preggie Govender’s vision for growth

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th May 2019 Vulcan Catering Equipment has a new Managing Director, Preggie Govender, who assumed the role in January and has moved from Vulcan’s Durban office to its head office in Industria, Johannesburg. Govender, 48, has a 29-year history with the company having moved up the ranks over the years. He was... 

Best practice systems underpin company’s local manufacturing

17th May 2019 Maintaining world class operational efficiencies at its manufacturing facilities in South Africa is one of the factors that has allowed mining equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa to expand its footprint in the region. Local manufacture, which is currently a key driver for the country,... 

Willard Batteries Launches Limited Edition ‘Blue’ Battery

10th May 2019 Raising Awareness Of Plastic Pollution In The Oceans What do vehicle automotive components and the ocean have in common? Not much. But awareness of plastic pollution is a growing concern. 

Construction of nuclear plants will reinvigorate local manufacturing 

By: Mamaili Mamaila     10th May 2019 One of the main objectives of government is to reinvigorate the local manufacturing sector and one of the ways to achieve that is to forge ahead with the construction of nuclear plants, says nuclear project management company Nuclear Africa CEO Dr Kelvin Kemm. 

Oh Alex

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     10th May 2019 After townships grew all over the areas around Johannesburg from 1950 (and earlier), they remained unelectrified. The authorities who could electrify them (Municipalities and State-owned power utility Eskom) were reluctant to electrify them because, they said, the residents would not pay for the... 

Nelson Mandela University’s Riaan Huiskens wins Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award

9th May 2019 The architects of the future will be the pathfinders who use the sophisticated technologies of the future to tackle the challenges of today whilst addressing both the learnings and the mistakes of the past, CEO of Corobrik, Mr Dirk Meyer, told key stakeholders in the world of academia,... 

Localisation can help revive South Africa’s rail industry

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd May 2019 Original equipment manufacturer Bombardier Transportation South Africa (BTSA) wants to be an integral part of South Africa’s growth story as it pursues localisation ambitions beyond 60%. South Africa’s underused rail sector is primed for growth, with a revitalisation of the rail industry possible... 

Unique port sand by pass system mimics nature successfully

16th April 2019 The Port of Ngqura, the first port in the world to have a fixed jet pump sand bypass system, is meeting its stringent dredging targets of 240 000 tonnes of sand per year, after successfully overcoming  challenges. “This is an achievement as we are complying with the Record of Decision... 

Assembly-line extension ensures efficient automotive production

By: Cameron Mackay     12th April 2019 An assembly-line extension at a major automotive producer in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, which included replacing the existing MOVITRANS contactless energy transfer system with the latest version, has allowed for more efficient assembly of vehicles on the production line, says... 

Colas South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th April 2019 Colas South Africa is a company focused on innovative road surfacing products and technology. A subsidiary of the Bouygues Group, the international Colas Group, headquartered in France, is a world leader in the construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure, operating in 50 countries... 

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