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Collaboration seen as key to unlocking South Africa’s industrial potential 

By: Simone Liedtke     14th June 2019 The revival of South Africa’s flagging manufacturing sector is core to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s broader economic recovery plan. The importance attributed to manufacturing can be seen in the President’s decision to appoint the experienced Ebrahim Patel to lead the newly restructured Trade and... 

Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future

14th June 2019 Heavy-haul railways are under constant pressure to optimise operational efficiency, a factor that has led the sector to spearhead many new technologies. Michael Roney, special advisor to the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA), explains in this article, originally published in the... 

Collaboration seen as key to unlocking South Africa’s industrial potential

By: Simone Liedtke     14th June 2019 The revival of South Africa’s flagging manufacturing sector is core to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s broader economic recovery plan. The importance attributed to manufacturing can be seen in the President’s decision to appoint the experienced Ebrahim Patel to lead the newly restructured Trade and... 

Next-gen additive manufacturing machines to support SA industries in short-term

14th June 2019 The second generation of solid-state laser powder-bed fusion metal additive manufacturing machines will be deployed to produce complex and niche parts for industries over the short-term, and will support increased local manufacturing and industrial activities, says Council for Scientific and... 

Qld wants to make Mount Isa line more attractive for mineral exporters

By: Esmarie Iannucci     10th June 2019 The resources sector has welcomed a half-billion dollar commitment by the Queensland government to boost mineral freight exports on the Mount Isa line. The government on Sunday announced an A$128-million initiative to lower freight charges and to build a new container terminal at the Port of... 

Fast delivery of boilers averts shutdown

7th June 2019 Boiler manufacturer and distributor Nationwide Boiler Incorporated based in California, in the US announced the fast-track emergency delivery of two large package watertube boilers. The supply to a pulp and paper facility in the Pacific Northwest took seven days in which time the boilers – which... 

Boiler installations benefit from leak detection

By: Halima Frost     7th June 2019 The Procon boiler tube leak detection system can be instrumental in preventing unplanned boiler shutdowns, says technology and solutions provider RTS Africa Technologies, highlighting its benefits to industries that make use of boilers. As the local distributor of turnkey solution provider Procon... 

Sensible steam system management a priority

7th June 2019 Establishing repair priorities based on safety, steam/energy loss and possible impact on production and quality is a sensible approach to a steam system management programme, says test and measurement tool supplier Comtest. Water boils at 100 °C making steam, which is routinely transmitted at... 

M2 Kaserne and Selby bridges repair and rehabilitation project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     31st May 2019 Road users have been reminded that the M2 motorway between the Crown interchange and Maritzburg street remains closed for rehabilitation works on the bridge. 

A fresh approach to South Africa’s power challenge

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th May 2019 In March 2019, Eskom announced that it had been forced to implement Stage 6 load shedding. This amounted to as much as 6000MW of a total estimated installed capacity of 51 000 MW being unavailable to users, with more disruptions likely to come during the approaching winter. A combination of... 

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