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SA steel industry mobilises for co-operative improvement

Published: 21 May 2018

South Africa's steel industry has mobilised in an attempt to find solutions for the many challenges facing it. One of these is the electricity price increases proposed by Eskom. The Steel and Engineering...

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Victaulic introduces fuse-free pipe joining

Published: 20 May 2018

Global piping solutions and services company Victaulic has introduced Refuse-to-Fuse technology, the company’s fastest and most economical method of joining high density polyethylene pipe (HDPE). This technology was developed specifically as a new joining method for...

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African smart cities on the rise

Published: 19 May 2018

Mega housing projects and large-scale infrastructure development are on the rise amid growing populations across South Africa and the greater African region. With urbanisation set to define the future building landscape of the continent, attention is turning to...

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Cortec helps restore historic monuments

Published: 18 May 2018

The church of Saint Donatus in the Croatian city of Zadar and the Zagreb Cathedral were both recently restored, with Cortec supplying its MCI technology to prevent corrosion. In addition...

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Sibanye-Stillwater under fire for safety record

Published: 17 May 2018

The Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources has called for harsher consequences on the Sibanye-Stillwater mine if the mine is found to have neglected measures to avert fatalities and...

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Greenpeace petitions for water to be “central to government decision-making”

Published: 16 May 2018

The African arm of Greenpeace has launched a petition calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to put water at the centre of all government decision-making. This call came on the back...

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Rand-Air introduces oil-free compressed air solution

Published: 15 May 2018

Equipment rental company Rand-Air has taken delivery of an Atlas Copco DXT85VSD electrically-driven, oil-free air/nitrogen booster complete with high-pressure hoses. Coupled with its oil-free compressor and dryer, the company can...

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Sawea call for updated IRP

Published: 14 May 2018

The South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) has issued a statement calling for the release of an updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). “It provides a clear technology roadmap that is essential to confirming investor...

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Vedanta explores zinc beneficiation

Published: 13 May 2018

Vedanta Resources has started a feasibility study for a zinc smelting and refining facility to process metal from the Gamsberg mine. The company is also looking at converting the Skorpion...

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Fuso targets SA market for growth

Published: 12 May 2018

Japanese brand Fuso trucks is looking to grow its share of the local new-truck market from 6.1% in 2017, to 10% in 2020. This is according to Fuso’s local representative, Daimler...

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US steel tariffs to cost SA billions

Published: 11 May 2018

According to Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) Chief Economist Michael Ade, the decision by the US to reject South Africa’s application for exemption of import tariffs...

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Silicosis court case reaches agreement

Published: 10 May 2018

In what has been called South Africa’s biggest lawsuit, 32 gold mine companies have signed a R5 billion class action settlement. The companies were being sued by thousands of miners...

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Hatch completes infrastructure project in Johannesburg

Published: 09 May 2018

Transforming an informal settlement into a fully-fledged urban development requires extensive planning and integration of infrastructure, and civil engineering consultant Hatch was tasked with this job at the Elias Motsoaledi settlement...

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Cortec launches corrosion inhibiting additive for grease

Published: 08 May 2018

A good corrosion inhibiting additive can boost the performance of grease used in equipment exposed to harsh conditions such as humidity and salt spray. While greases themselves provide a measure...

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Growthpoint lists first dollar-based Eurobond

Published: 07 May 2018

JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties has floated its inaugural US dollar Eurobond. The Eurobond proceeds will be used by Growthpoint to refinance certain of its existing investments in Central and Eastern Europe...

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Wind power growing globally

Published: 06 May 2018

According to Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) Secretary General, Steve Sawyer, wind power is leading the charge in the transition away from fossil fuels, and continues to blow away the competition on...

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Ripasso Energy announces SA subsidiary

Published: 05 May 2018

Ripasso Energy, a Swedish renewables company, has announced that it is forming a local subsidiary. To be called Ripasso South Africa Ltd, the subsidiary will open a sales and service office in Johannesburg...

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Solar umbrella designed for Africa launched

Published: 04 May 2018

Chinese clean energy company, Hanergy Group, has launched a solar powered umbrella meant to light up African villages and provide a cost efficient and environmentally friendly solution compared to other...

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New Bystronic press brake range introduced

Published: 04 May 2018

Many fabricators require an easy-to-use bending solution that is affordable, and which will complement their existing cutting and welding facilities. To meet this requirement, First Cut principal Bystronic, a global...

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First Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum launched

Published: 03 May 2018

In recent years, Japan’s economic partnership with African countries has grown significantly. Its direct investment in Africa has almost quadrupled in the past 10 years. At the sixth Tokyo International...

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Kudu gas-to-power project gets new upstream operator

Published: 02 May 2018

The Namibian Kudu gas-to-power project, which is aimed at easing Namibia’s reliance on imported electricity, has received a boost as a result of BW Kudu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based...

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Lab launched to test mini-grid business models in Africa

Published: 01 May 2018

The Rockefeller Foundation and US-based advisory service company CrossBoundary have launched the Mini-Grid Innovation Lab in Nairobi, Kenya. This is the first research and development fund for sub-Saharan Africa, focusing exclusively...

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Engie wins Senegal solar tender

Published: 30 April 2018

Renewable energy company Engie, together with its investment partner Meridiam, have announced that they have been selected by Senegal’s Electricity Sector Regulation Commission (CRSE) as preferred bidder in a tender...

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SA motor manufacturing lagging behind other developing countries

Published: 30 April 2018

According to the South African Automotive Supplier Industry Benchmark Report, South African vehicle components manufacturers are making significant gains in quality, productivity and cost competitiveness but still struggling to close...

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First Cut expands Johannesburg offices

Published: 29 April 2018

First Cut, a distributor of a range of cutting consumables and capital equipment, has embarked upon a major expansion of its offices in Benrose, Johannesburg. This expansion is the result...

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Gas monitoring essential for effective combustion

Published: 28 April 2018

In the day-to-day operation of industry, vast quantities of fossil fuel are burned. If the combustion process is inefficient, the result is wastage and pollution. The answer lies in finding...

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Amendment to Financial Provisioning Regulations for mining published

Published: 27 April 2018

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has published an amendment to the Financial Provisioning Regulations for prospecting, exploration, mining or production operations in Government Gazette No. 41584 (Notice 452) for...

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Siemens donates equipment to Anglo American Platinum training centre

Published: 26 April 2018

One of the most debated topics influencing innovation is digitalisation and its impact on the future of employment. It is met with equal parts excitement and trepidation. No matter how...

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Inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum announced

Published: 25 April 2018

The first Africa Blue Economy Forum has been announced. To be held in London on 7-8 June 2018 to coincide with World Oceans Day, this will focus on the economic...

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Parliament welcomes Eskom cleanup

Published: 25 April 2018

Shortly after Eskom briefed the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on its annual performance plan and financial report, during which the Committee welcomed investigations into misconduct at the utility, Eskom...

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Capital Equipment News

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Construction World

ConstructionWorldConstruction World was first published in 1982 and has grown to become a leader in its field, offering a unique mix of editorial coverage to satisfy the diverse needs of its readers.

Electricity + Control

ElectricityandControlE + C publishes innovative, technical articles that provide solutions to engineering challenges in measurement, automation, control, and energy management.

Lighting in Design

LightingandDesignLighting in Design is a glossy, upmarket publication aimed at lighting professionals. It is the only B2B magazine in SA that is dedicated solely to the subject of lighting.

MechChem Africa

MechChemJanuary2017cover MechChem Africa supports African engineering and technical managers across the full spectrum of chemical and mechanical disciplines.

Modern Mining

ModernMiningEstablished in 2005, Modern Mining is one of SA's leading monthly mining magazines, noted for the quality and accuracy of its writing and the breadth of its coverage.

Modern Quarrying

ModernQuarryingModern Quarrying is firmly entrenched as a leading industry-specific magazine. It focuses on promoting the science and practice of quarrying and processing in southern Africa.

Sparks Electrical News

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