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Congo-Brazzaville Round 2 bid to take place at Africa Oil Week

Published: 23 June 2018

The Ministry of Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Congo has announced the promotion of the Congo-Brazzaville Licence Round Phase 2 2018/19. Bids on this round of the Congolese oil project...

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Assessment agency to operate under Department of Public Works

Published: 22 June 2018

Technical assessment agency Agrément South Africa has become a fully-fledged legal entity of the Department of Public Works (DPW). The agency, which conducts testing, performance and certification of construction industry products and methodologies to ensure...

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CESA adds Lifetime Industry Achievement Award to annual ceremony

Published: 21 June 2018

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has expanded the categories for the CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards. The Awards will now include a Lifetime Industry Achievement Award, a discretionary honour aimed...

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RS Components launches African e-commerce store

Published: 20 June 2018

RS Components (RS) has launched an online store for African customers. www.rsonline.africa is geared to meet the requirements of a growing continent with demand from various industries such as manufacturing, mining...

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SEW-Eurodrive supplies mechatronic units for glass bottling plant

Published: 20 June 2018

SEW-Eurodrive South Africa has delivered 67 MOVIGEAR mechatronic integrated drive units to a major glass-manufacturing facility in the Western Cape. This was done in a record turnaround time of six weeks...

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Entrepreneurs with disabilities want training not pity

Published: 18 June 2018

In a world that frequently sees past people whose bodies don't look or work like theirs, entrepreneurship offers persons with disabilities a liberating option. In particular, because unemployment runs frighteningly...

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Great potential for BIM in South Africa

Published: 18 June 2018

According to international research, large construction projects typically take 20% longer to finish than scheduled and are up to 80% over budget. And while there are several factors that contribute to this...

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Construction starts on Central Africa’s largest mall

Published: 17 June 2018

Construction on Douala Grand Mall and Business Park, Cameroon’s first destination retail and leisure mall has begun. The €45 million Douala Grand Mall is part of a larger development that will include...

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Innovation required for Africa’s transformation

Published: 16 June 2018

According to Dr. Olugbenga Adesida, co-Director of the Africa Innovation Summit (AIS), there should be a sense of urgency around Africa’s transformation. Innovation is a pre-requisite for Africa’s transformation and...

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Manufacturing Indaba to focus on Industry 4.0 opportunities and challenges

Published: 15 June 2018

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), the Department of Science and Technology and the Manufacturing Circle have partnered with the Manufacturing Indaba 2018 to unpack what Industry 4.0 means for manufacturers. Research has shown...

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The importance of genuine parts

Published: 14 June 2018

The heavy transportation industry is very competitive and fleet procurement departments are under fierce pressure to save costs. In buying the cheapest component possible, fleet owners need to be aware...

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Mainstream Renewable Power to build two new wind farms in SA

Published: 13 June 2018

Two more wind farms are due to be built in South Africa this year, with construction commencing this month. Mainstream Renewable Power has announced the successful completion of financial close for...

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Mining becomes profitable again

Published: 12 June 2018

PwC’s ‘Mine 2018’ report, which was released on the sidelines of the Junior Mining Indaba conference held in Johannesburg, indicates that the world’s 40 largest mining companies delivered an impressive...

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Utilities need to harness digital technology

Published: 11 June 2018

While the use of advanced metering technologies is steadily on the rise, utilities still need to harness the full digital potential of technologies such as smart metering. Abraham Ortega, Senior Executive Consultant...

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SOLA Future Energy announced as a finalist in the Vision 2030 Awards

Published: 10 June 2018

SOLA Future Energy, the company responsible for installing Robben Island’s solar power system, has been selected as a finalist in the Vision 2030 Awards. The awards recognise organisations, enterprises and individuals that are aligned...

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Plastics SA’s Thermoplastics Fabrication course grows

Published: 09 June 2018

The future looks bright for qualified thermoplastic welders in South Africa, according to Isaya Ntuli, Plastics SA’s Regional Training Manager. With Thermoplastic welding now a preferred method of joining HDPE or PVC pipes used in mining, municipalities, construction and various other...

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IPP coal plants not in the public interest

Published: 08 June 2018

The University of Cape Town’s Energy Research Centre (ERC) has released a report that shows that government’s two planned independent power producer (IPP) coal plants would cost South Africa an...

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Epson appoints Intellistor as sole LabelWorks distributor

Published: 07 June 2018

Epson has appointed Intellistor as the sole and official distributor for its LabelWorks range of label printers and consumables. Based in Midrand Johannesburg, Intellistor is a value-added importer and distributor of specialised products and services in Southern Africa, with specialisation in...

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Cape Town Iron and Steel Works reopens

Published: 06 June 2018

The Cape Town Iron and Steel Works (Cisco) plant, which was originally established in 1967, has been reopened after a shutdown of nearly eight years. The factory was closed down...

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Wet ice blasting now available in South Africa

Published: 06 June 2018

The cleaning of rust, dirt, old paint and various contaminants off surfaces has frequently presented a major challenge. Cleaning of this type has previously been done manually or via processes...

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Concerns raised about irregular municipal spending

Published: 05 June 2018

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu recently released the audit results for South Africa’s municipalities for the 2016/17 financial year, which indicate that irregular and fruitless and wasteful expenditure has increased by 75%...

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Trenchless technology ensures no disruption for pipeline repairs

Published: 04 June 2018

While there is currently an urgent drive to conserve water in South Africa, much of the country’s usable water is lost through leaks in municipal pipeline networks as well as...

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AfDB announces climate change finance for Africa

Published: 03 June 2018

Scientific evidence shows that African economies are already reeling from the devastating effects of climate change, further exacerbating their development challenges. Of the 10 countries in the world that are most threatened by climate change...

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Smart factories are getting smarter

Published: 03 June 2018

The entire manufacturing industry is set to change, spurred on by a connected environment linking every part of a factory together. Changes are already happening in user interaction, shift allocation...

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Renergen on track with Virginia project

Published: 01 June 2018

Alternative and renewable energy investment firm Renergen’s annual results indicate that the company had a strong year, despite the fact that that for the year ended 28 February 2018, the...

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Eco organisations arrange anti-coal demonstrations across Africa

Published: 31 May 2018

This year’s Africa Day saw people in almost 20 countries across the continent taking to the streets and actively blocking the fossil fuel economy as part of a continent-wide day of action. This “Break Free”...

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Bionetix introduces new biostimulation product for wastewater

Published: 30 May 2018

Oxygen is essential for healthy conditions in wastewater treatment plants, sewers, holding tanks, ponds, and lagoons. When oxygen is lacking, anaerobic conditions set in, allowing for the formation of hydrogen...

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Stefanutti Stocks Mechanical to offer plant maintenance across Africa

Published: 29 May 2018

Stefanutti Stocks Mechanical (SSM) has formed a joint venture with the Dawsons Group of Companies to offer minerals processing plant maintenance throughout Africa. SSM is part of the Stefanutti Stocks...

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Eskom says nuclear is still on the cards

Published: 28 May 2018

Loyiso Tyabashe, Eskom's senior manager for nuclear build told delegates at the recent African Utility Week that if the new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) does not include nuclear, the utility...

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Murray & Roberts eyes Aveng takeover

Published: 27 May 2018

Murray & Roberts has announced that it is looking at taking over Aveng. No formal offer has been made and the matter will be discussed at a general shareholders meeting...

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