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SKF appointed Henred Fruehauf OEM supplier

Published: 27 July 2017

The local arm of the global bearing and rotating technology and engineering specialist SKF has been appointed an OEM supplier by Henred Fruehauf. Henred Fruehauf is a specialist manufacturer and...

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Averda expands SA operations

Published: 26 July 2017

  Waste management specialist Averda has announced a stronger drive towards investing in new solutions and further diversification of its waste related business. This move is partly as the result of...

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International Gas Co-operation Summit announced

Published: 25 July 2017

The International Gas Co-operation Summit (IGCS), to be held in October, aims to explore South Africa’s aspirations to build an energy hub for gas co-operation with international partners. Bringing together...

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SAB announces brewery expansions

Published: 24 July 2017

South African Breweries (SAB) has announced R2.8 billion worth of expansions at two of its local breweries. The expansions will include a new packaging line for returnable glass bottles at...

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Dangote embarks on African expansion

Published: 23 July 2017

Nigerian cement producer Dangote Cement has announced plans to invest about $4-billion to nearly double its production capacity in Africa over the next few years. Dangote, Africa's biggest cement producer...

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Rustic Homes under new ownership

Published: 22 July 2017

Timber construction industry stalwart Werner Slabbert has taken on ownership of Rustic Homes. Slabbert is the chairman of the working group of the SANS (South African National Standards) 10082 document...

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Engineering firms implicated in fraudulent Transnet deals

Published: 21 July 2017

The revelations brought by the #GuptaLeaks emails continue on a weekly basis, with the latest covering the fraud perpetrated by some of the world’s biggest companies. At least seven organisations...

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Eskom’s finances make headlines – again

Published: 20 July 2017

Power utility Eskom is once again making headlines in South Africa. Following recent media reports that Eskom has only got R20 billion in its coffers, the utility publicly responded that...

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Coega continues development

Published: 19 July 2017

The Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) continues to be developed, with a number of projects coming on line, as well as further investments on the part of the Coega Development...

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Key skills for HVAC engineers

Published: 18 July 2017

Without the integration of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) products and systems in a building, it is extremely difficult to keep a work environment safe and healthy. HVAC, which...

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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University to offer engineering degrees

Published: 17 July 2017

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University has announced that they will be phasing out its National Diploma in engineering programmes, replacing them with new three-year Bachelor of Engineering Technology degrees. The...

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World first hardwood cross-laminated timber building unveiled

Published: 16 July 2017

Construction techniques have advanced significantly since humans started building their houses out of wood, but wood is still used for the architectural enhancements it offers. Many different types of wood...

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New fluorspar mine to be built

Published: 15 July 2017

Fluorspar development company Sephako Fluoride (SepFluor) has announced a R1.7bn investment into a mine north east of Pretoria. Nokeng Fluorspar Mine, which comprises a mine and concentrator, will produce 180...

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4th annual Mozambique Gas Summit to be held

Published: 14 July 2017

The Mozambique Gas Summit & Exhibition, taking place in October, will cover the latest developments in the country’s gas industry. The event, which is being organised by the CWC Group...

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South Africa joins Free Trade Area

Published: 13 July 2017

South Africa has become a signatory to the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA). Launched in June 2015, the TFTA represents an integrated market of 26 countries with a combined population...

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Africa Architecture Awards extends entry deadline

Published: 12 July 2017

The inaugural Africa Architecture Awards have received over 300 registered entries. As a result, the competition has extended its entry deadline, allowing more architects from across the continent the opportunity...

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Numsa applies for strike certificate

Published: 11 July 2017

Wage talks in the engineering sector have reached an impasse, and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has now applied for a strike certificate. The decision on...

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Nigeria pilots pay-as-you-go solar power

Published: 10 July 2017

Nigeria is pioneering a new solar electricity service, the first in the world of its kind. The Y’ello Box, a solar electricity system which provides electricity 24 hours a day...

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Italian polymer preparation plant launched locally

Published: 09 July 2017

Packaged Metering & Pumping Solutions (PMPS) has announced that it will be introducing an Italian OBL Polisol automatic polymer preparation plant to the South African market. Used in water and...

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Kganyago: Hands off our Reserve Bank

Published: 08 July 2017

Following Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s politically-charged recommendation that the Reserve Bank’s mandate should be changed, the institution’s Governor, Lesetja Kganyago publicly defended its independence. The Reserve Bank has filed a...

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Metal and engineering producers suffering as SA deindustrialises

Published: 07 July 2017

According to Roberta Noise, Junior Economist at the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA), metals and engineering producers are under severe pressure. The Producer Price Inflation (PPI)...

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Easigas launches optimisation and management service

Published: 06 July 2017

Easigas has added an energy optimisation and management service to its offering. The supplier of liquid petroleum gas (LPG), which has sought to promote quality and safety while improving operational...

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Custom-made corrosion protection packaging

Published: 05 July 2017

Corrosion protection specialist Cortec Corporation has announced that it will be producing custom-made CorrTainer boxes at its manufacturing facility in Wisconsin, in the US. These boxes incorporate Vapor phase Corrosion...

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Drought affects Gamtoos River Valley farms

Published: 04 July 2017

As South Africa’s drought continues, citrus, vegetable and dairy farmers in the Gamtoos River Valley are predicting low food yields as a result of their water allocation being reduced by...

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Steel demand, production increasing

Published: 03 July 2017

Steel demand in emerging and developing economies‚ excluding China‚ is expected to grow by 4% this year according to forecasts by the World Steel Association. This demand is expected to...

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Consulting engineers earning more, but payments still a challenge

Published: 02 July 2017

According to the latest Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey (BECS), consulting engineers saw higher earnings, an improvement in industry confidence, and progress in transformation during...

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Bobcat Equipment focuses on rental growth in SA

Published: 01 July 2017

Bobcat Equipment South Africa is aiming to grow its rental and aftermarket segments substantially. The company, part of the Goscor Group, has over 100 machines rented in the Johannesburg area...

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The future of African cities under discussion

Published: 30 June 2017

Researchers predict that in 2030, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa will each have to cater for over 20 million people, while Luanda, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg will have crossed the...

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Base built for Graskop Gorge lift

Published: 29 June 2017

April this year saw the Grasko Gorge Lift Company breaking ground on its 51-metre glass elevator, part of the construction of the R40 million Graskop Gorge Adventure Centre. When completed...

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Group Five loses 5 board members

Published: 28 June 2017

JSE-listed construction company Group Five has lost five board members in a mass resignation. The board members announced their resignations following a breakdown in talks with its biggest shareholder, Allan...

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