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Numsa looks for 15% wage increase in coal sector

Published: 23 September 2017

Following the three-year wage agreement signed with employers in the metals and engineering sector, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has announced it will be meeting with...

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Study finds SA’s power grid can handle additional wind and solar power

Published: 22 September 2017

The recently released Assessing the impact of increasing shares of variable generation on system operations in South Africa – a flexibility study, has found that the South African power system...

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RS Components celebrates 80th anniversary

Published: 21 September 2017

RS Components is celebrating its 80th year of operations. Founded as Radiospares in the UK 1937, the company started as a supplier of parts to the radio market, and has...

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New Renttech MD pursues “business as usual – with a new focus”

Published: 20 September 2017

Renttech South Africa, a supplier of welding, power generation, lifting and rigging equipment for rental or purchase across Southern and sub-Saharan Africa, has appointed a new Managing Director. Duncan Whitehead...

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AU launches campaign for infrastructure development

Published: 19 September 2017

The African Union’s (AU) 5% Agenda campaign has been launched. The 5% Agenda campaign is intended to facilitate public-private partnerships in infrastructure development.

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The importance of quality cutting consumables

Published: 18 September 2017

The initial capital outlay often prevents manufacturers who use large equipment to shy away from purchasing top quality machines. However, Mike Cronin, Managing Director of Elquip Solutions, says this can often...

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Corrosion protection in non-ventilating spaces

Published: 17 September 2017

Cortec Corporation has announced its latest advancement in environmentally safe corrosion protection. Called BioPouch, this new, revolutionary “green” Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor is aimed at the protection of metal parts...

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SA cartels to come under fire

Published: 16 September 2017

Reports by Reuters indicate that the Competition Commission will be opening a case against wholesalers of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) should they ignore recommendations to end long-term supply agreements by...

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The importance of insulation

Published: 15 September 2017

Insulation generally refers to any material which provides resistance to heat flow, limiting the flow of heat between two bodies that are not at the same temperature. A critical component...

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Solar PV incubator announced

Published: 14 September 2017

Aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by providing access to funding, and commercial and technical knowledge, the programme invites PV developers to submit proposals for projects...

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GE commences commercial operations at Kusile Unit One

Published: 13 September 2017

GE has announced that it has successfully commenced commercial operations of Unit One of Kusile’s coal power plant. GE’s scope in Kusile Unit One is the Engineering, Procurement and Construction...

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N3 bridge collapse explained

Published: 12 September 2017

The reason for the collapse of the pedestrian bridge on the N3 highway in Germiston last month has been found to have been a truck hitting the supporting pier of...

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Skills needed to develop shale gas industry in SA

Published: 11 September 2017

Accoding to Professor Cyril O'Connor, a senior researcher at the University of Cape Town who chaired the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) panel which undertook the study on...

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Types of HVAC fans

Published: 10 September 2017

One of the most important elements in HVAC products are the fans. There are many different types of fans that are used, so it is important to understand the basic...

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API award winners announced

Published: 09 September 2017

The Africa Property Investment (API) Award winners have been announced. The awards, which were held at the API Summit and Expo 2017, recognised innovation and outstanding achievement across the entire...

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More awards for Coega

Published: 08 September 2017

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) recently won two award certificates at the recently held Exporters awards in Port Elizabeth. The awards were for IDC job creation and the best provider...

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Mall of Africa wins CESA award

Published: 07 September 2017

The largest retail development to be built in a single phase in Southern Africa, The Mall of Africa, has won recognition at the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Awards. This...

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Master Builders Congress agenda announced

Published: 06 September 2017

The annual Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Congress, to be held on 11-12 September at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town, will be themed “Building South Africa Together”...

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Legal wrangling commences around PPA signing

Published: 05 September 2017

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi recently announced that Eskom will sign the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Independent Power Producers in October. The announcement comes on the completion of stakeholder engagement...

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New law for transboundary infrastructure development proposed

Published: 04 September 2017

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has outlined a model law on transboundary infrastructure development in Africa. The proposed law provides a means of mitigating and managing the perceived risks...

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Priscillah Mabelane appointed BPSA chief executive

Published: 03 September 2017

BP Southern Africa (BPSA) has appointed Priscillah Mabelane as its new chief executive. A chartered accountant, Mabelane is the first woman in the history of South Africa’s oil industry to...

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Sanral awards Wild Coast bridge tender

Published: 02 September 2017

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (Sanral) has announced that the tender for the Mtentu bridge, which forms part of the N2 Wild Coast road (N2WC) project, has...

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Hundreds of jobs created by Coega Development Corporation

Published: 31 August 2017

As a result of the many construction projects currently taking place in the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has created 452 jobs. The announcement by...

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Engineering sector wage deal signed

Published: 30 August 2017

Wage negotiations in the engineering sector have finally been concluded, with unions announcing that a three-year deal has been agreed to. The deal makes provision for a 7% wage increase...

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SA to get $1.5-billion for infrastructure

Published: 28 August 2017

The African Regional Centre of the New Development Bank (NDB), which was opened this week by President Jacob Zuma, marks the official start to $1.5-billion worth of infrastructure projects. The...

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ArcelorMittal threatens retrenchments

Published: 27 August 2017

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Amsa) has announced plans to retrench more than 50 employees as low demand, rising costs, a strong rand and South Africa’s sluggish economy necessitate further...

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PWC Tower wins SAICE award for Arup

Published: 26 August 2017

Built environment specialist Arup has received a Highly Commended Award in the Structural Engineering Project Division at the recent South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Most Outstanding Project Awards...

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Leadership training essential for HVAC engineers

Published: 25 August 2017

Leadership ability is just as important as the technical background and work experience of HVAC engineers. According to Rubber World Industries (RWI), leadership skills should always be considered as a...

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Energy storage a growing market

Published: 24 August 2017

Energy storage is predicted to see explosive growth in the next few years. According to the Energy Storage Association, the US market alone grew to 280 megawatts (MW) in 2016...

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Minister of Trade and Industry: Development of infrastructure essential

Published: 23 August 2017

Addressing the first day of the recent Infrastructure Africa Business Forum, The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the development of infrastructure is an essential and absolutely...

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