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Local distribution agreement for CVS Ferrari equipment

Published: 25 March 2018

Kwane Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ritam Holdings, has signed a distribution and localisation agreement with Italy’s CVS Ferrari S.p.A, an international supplier of port container handling equipment. It...

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KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition announced for 2019

Published: 24 March 2018

The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) has been announced for 2019. To be held between 24 and 26 July 2019 at the Durban Exhibition Centre, the exhibition will provide exhibitors...

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1 January D-day for SA carbon tax

Published: 23 March 2018

The government has announced that as of 1 January 2019, a carbon tax will be implemented in South Africa. The proposed carbon tax amounts to approximately R120 ($10) per tonne...

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Crown Publications rewards sales excellence

Published: 20 March 2018

Crown Publications, a business-to-business publisher with more than three decades of publishing experience, recently rewarded its top sales people for its financial year, which ended on 28 February.

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Court grants urgent interdict to signing of IPP contracts

Published: 22 March 2018

Following Energy Minister Jeff Radebe’s announcement that 27 long-delayed IPP contracts would be signed by Eskom, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) together with Transform RSA obtained...

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Global Smart Cities summit to take place in Algiers

Published: 21 March 2018

The Smart Cities Global Technology and Investment Summit will host over 4000 delegates, including city mayors, government ministers, Smart City investment heads and industry CEOs, as well as CIOs from...

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SEW-Eurodrive launches new roller-conveyor drive

Published: 20 March 2018

SEW-Eurodrive South Africa has launched its new Electronically Commutated Drive System, a brushless DC gearmotor. The ECDriveS 24 V is a simple and cost-efficient drive solution for roller-conveyor applications.

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dti to apply to exclude SA from new US tariffs

Published: 19 March 2018

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has issued a statement to the effect that it is studying US President Donald Trump’s proclamations to impose new tariffs on aluminium and...

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Large scale hydrogen refuelling stations on the horizon

Published: 18 March 2018

Climate change concerns and dwindling liquid hydrocarbon reserves will change the patterns of personal and commercial transportation in the future, with increasing interest in electrical vehicles already being seen around...

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ISA gains new financiers

Published: 17 March 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron announced that France will commit 700 million euros to the International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the founding conference of the organisation. The ISA is an inter-governmental...

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CESA: Collaboration key in built environment

Published: 16 March 2018

The recent CESA Infrastructure Indaba saw a strong theme of collaboration for infrastructure delivery, with government calling on the private sector to assist in providing leadership, knowledge and capacity to...

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AfDB looks to grow African project investment

Published: 15 March 2018

In a recent meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and its East and North African Governors, Africa’s growing young population was debated as a potential growth engine for the...

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Continent-wide Free Trade Area established

Published: 14 March 2018

An agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been signed by the African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT). The envisaged AfCFTA will provide an opportunity for African...

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27 new IPP agreements signed

Published: 13 March 2018

Newly appointed Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has ended the delay in the signing of new Independent Power Producer (IPP) agreements, with 27 projects having been given the go-ahead. The majority...

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Power Africa to connect refugee camps

Published: 12 March 2018

To date, Power Africa has helped 58 million people gain access to electricity. The initiative, through its over 140 private sector partners, has helped facilitate deals totalling $14.5 billion.

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McKinsey “not sure” where to repay Eskom money

Published: 11 March 2018

Investigations into Gupta associations at Eskom discovered a host of improprieties at the state-owned utility. One of these was the fact that consulting firm McKinsey was found to have invalid...

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Pint of Science back in South Africa

Published: 10 March 2018

In 2012, two research scientists at Imperial College London organised an event called ‘Meet the Researchers’. This event brought people affected by Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis...

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Future steep tariff increases for Eskom unlikely

Published: 09 March 2018

Embattled utility Eskom has received another slap on the wrist – this time from the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa). The regulator has delivered a strong message to Eskom...

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Actom turbo machines completes refurbishment for Air Products SA

Published: 08 March 2018

Air Products South Africa, a producer and supplier of gas and chemical products, recently commissioned a large refurbishment project. A compressor used for direct supply of nitrogen by pipeline to...

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Omnia to buy Oro Agro

Published: 07 March 2018

Chemicals group Omnia has announced the purchase of Oro Agri Opportunities, a producer of agricultural biological products. The deal is worth $100-million and is expected to be concluded in the...

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WBHO bucks the trend, shows growth

Published: 06 March 2018

Despite the slowdown in the construction sector, Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) has seen a growth in revenue and profit. The company’s interim results showed 17.3% growth in revenue, reaching R18.1...

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SEIFSA concerned about looming US tariffs

Published: 05 March 2018

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is “extremely concerned” that the condition of the local steel industry will continue to worsen in 2018 if the U.S...

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Local electronics manufacturer invests in BGA rework machine

Published: 04 March 2018

Electronics manufacturer and training provider Solve Direct Electronics (SDE) has boosted its technological capacity by investing in the Seamark ZM-R62000 BGA rework and re-balling machine. The machine will enable the...

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Cortec introduces eco-friendly corrosion inhibitor for hydrotesting

Published: 03 March 2018

Hydrostatic testing is an important part of ensuring the safety and reliability of pipes, vessels, and other equipment designed for fluids. Running high pressure water through this type of equipment...

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JSE announces project bonds

Published: 02 March 2018

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has announced that it will begin listing “project bonds”. These bonds will be available from mid-March, and will allow institutional investors to invest in infrastructure...

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Eltherm to provide EHT for Kathu Solar Park

Published: 01 March 2018

Eltherm South Africa has been awarded the contract to provide the design and installation of the electrical heat tracing (EHT) system for the 100 MW Kathu Solar Park. The Kathu...

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Nedbank funds development programme for tradespeople

Published: 28 February 2018

Nedbank has partnered with non-profit company Fix Forward to enable 100 tradespeople to take part in a 12-month entrepreneur development programme. This programme is intended to equip the tradespeople with...

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Afrox introduces product offering for gold miners

Published: 28 February 2018

Afrox has developed a unique and fully integrated end-to-end product service offering for the global gold mining industry to optimise metallurgical gold leach using oxygen. Rob de Zoeten, metallurgist at...

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CESA calls for revitalization of SOEs

Published: 27 February 2018

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) has called on government to show decisive leadership to unlock the project stream and revitalise State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). “Our member firms mostly depend on...

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Global installed wind power reaches 539 581MW

Published: 26 February 2018

Total global wind power installations in 2017 amounted to 52 573MW, bringing the global total to 539 581MW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The highest rates of...

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