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Press Office - WEG Transformers Africa

WEG Transformers Africa

WEG Transformers Africa (WTA) is one of the largest manufacturers of mini substations and distribution transformers in South Africa. Operating two manufacturing facilities, one in Wadeville and the other in Heidelberg, WTA has the capability to design, engineer and manufacture the complete range presently in use in the country’s mining and industrial sectors.


At least 113 killed as Myanmar jade mine collapse buries workers

By: Reuters     2nd July 2020 A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 113 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake, triggering a wave of mud and water that buried many workers. The miners were collecting stones in the jade-rich... 

Pandemic disruptions an opportunity for Africa to reimagine cities

2nd July 2020 The need for social distancing and better sanitation could leapfrog African city development into a more sustainable future. This is according to Duncan Bonnett, Director Market Access & Research at Africa House, and research partner of exhibition organiser Messe Muenchen South Africa, who says... 

Arnot OpCo concludes Section 189 process affecting 1 100 employees

By: Martin Creamer     1st July 2020 Coal mining company Arnot OpCo has completed a Section 189 process, affecting 1 100 of its employees. Exxaro Resources in February entered into a transfer-of-business agreement with Arnot OpCo, transferring all its assets and liabilities to Arnot OpCo as a going concern. 

Kogi adopts phased approach to funding, work on Agbaja project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th June 2020 ASX-listed Kogi Iron has announced that it will adopt a staged funding and development programme to ensure the development of its Agbaja cast steel project, in Nigeria, continues to progress. The company also revised down its initial envisaged production rate during Phase 1 of the project to... 

Metalworking fluid emulsion stability and base oil properties - some critical correlations

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th June 2020 Introduction Metalworking fluids (MWF) are used to aid the process of metal machining, mainly by providing lubrication of the workpiece and tool, by providing cooling and corrosion protection. Many different MWF formulations are needed for the vastly differing needs under varying operating... 

How to get your Renewable Energy project funded

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th June 2020 Author: Nadia Rawjee, Uzenzele Holdings There has been a significant amount of coverage in Engineering News around exciting new projects and opportunities in the Renewable Energy sector. The key question is how these projects are ultimately going to be funded. 

Increased continued loan support for Orion confirmed 

By: Martin Creamer     29th June 2020 Private equity group Tembo Capital Mining Fund II LP on Monday confirmed its increased continued support of Orion Minerals through a loan facility boost. The Sydney- and Johannesburg-listed Orion is developing the Prieska copper-and-zinc project in the Northern Cape. 

Hudaco decides against interim dividend to preserve liquidity

By: Donna Slater     26th June 2020 Automotive aftermarket, industrial and electronic consumables distributor Hudaco Industries has decided to not declare an interim dividend, to preserve liquidity, as a result of the overwhelming effect Covid-19 has had on its business. The group on June 26 reported headline earnings of... 

Revenue under severe strain, but no tariff increases for Ekurhuleni

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th June 2020 The City of Ekurhuleni will not be increasing municipal tariffs that are within the control of the city, despite a considerable strain on revenue collection exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, Finance and Economic Development MMC Nkosindiphile Xhakaza said on June 26 during a webinar discussing... 

Congo president wins approval for nominees at state mining company

By: Reuters     26th June 2020 Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi won approval on Friday for his nominations to lead state mining company Gecamines, its chairman said, after they were held up by allies of Tshisekedi's predecessor for over a year. The approval from the public portfolio ministry could allow... 

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