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What Angola can learn from Nigeria for marginal oil production

Published: 21 January 2019

With production declining and investment scarce, Angola’s government has put a number of new policies in place to reboot its oil industry and propel economic development. However, those changes take...

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New calls for Giyani Bulk Water Project to resume

Published: 20 January 2019

Khato Civils, the engineering firm which stopped work on the Giyani Bulk Water Project due to non-payment, has said it will “fully co-operate” with investigations after a six-year-old child died...

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AECOM gains Level 1 B-BBEE status

Published: 19 January 2019

Engineering firm AECOM has received Level 1 B-BBEE status. The company’s Managing Director, Joe Ndala, says this is affirmation of AECOM’s ongoing commitment to transformation, focusing on equity ownership and employment equity...

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RTS Africa introduces Nel PEM electrolysers to the local market

Published: 18 January 2019

When it comes to the bulk manufacturing of hydrogen, there are adequate, cost-effective solutions for generating high-volume hydrogen locally available.  However, for the supply and storage of hydrogen, small-to-medium users...

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Prof Ian Jandrell part of Sibanye-Stillwater Global Safe Production Advisory Panel

Published: 17 January 2019

As part of its safety initiative in 2018, Sibanye-Stillwater identified the need for the formation of a Global Safe Production Advisory Panel (GSPAP). The Group has now successfully established a...

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Siemens, Wits partner in Digital Mining Incubator

Published: 17 January 2019

Siemens has announced the Digital Mining Incubator (DMI), a co-creation space aimed at developing the next generation of digital mining experts. Focused on developing mining engineering competence, the incubator is integrated into the Wits Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct...

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New MD for Rittal South Africa

Published: 16 January 2019

Rittal South Africa has appointed Adrian Buddingh as Managing Director. Buddingh graduated in Mechanical Engineering and has a National Higher Diploma in Management Practice from the University of Johannesburg as well as a Diploma in Industrial marketing...

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SA manufacturing sees tentative recovery

Published: 15 January 2019

South Africa’s manufacturing sector is showing signs of a tentative recovery. Manufacturing production increased by 1.6% year-on-year in November, according to Statistics South Africa (StatsSA), while respondents in the Absa Purchasing Managers...

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UCT researchers develop world-first “bio-brick”

Published: 15 January 2019

Green and sustainable building practices are increasingly gaining traction, as is research into finding new, improved ways to make buildings more sustainable. In South Africa, university researchers have discovered a...

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Siemens awards R1 million apprenticeship

Published: 14 January 2019

Siemens has awarded one of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists winners an apprenticeship. Brad Etienne Spies, a learner from D.F Malherbe High School in Port Elizabeth, has received the...

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Mining equipment market projected at $100 billion by 2024

Published: 14 January 2019

Market Study Report LLC has released an analysis of the mining equipment market trends for the period 2018-2024. The report includes analysis of revenue as well as regional factors.

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Forbes Africa “30 Under 30” nominations open

Published: 13 January 2019

“Every year, there emerges, in the continent of a billion-plus people, young luminaries who are blazing a trail to the finish line,” says Forbes Africa’s Managing Editor, Methil Renuka. The...

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Corrosion protection for outdoor areas

Published: 12 January 2019

When storage space is at a premium, industrial plants often turn to outdoor racks or yards in which to let unused equipment or newly finished parts sit temporarily. However, these...

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Babcock celebrates 25 year anniversary

Published: 11 January 2019

Specialist equipment manufacturer Babcock recently celebrated two and a half decades of providing fabricated products and a full range of specialised support services to Africa’s power generation and metallurgical industries...

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South Africa incentivises job creation

Published: 09 January 2019

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has partnered with industry to develop a compelling value proposition to investors which would support government’s objectives of job creation, Minister Rob Davies...

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Research project aims to bring safe drinking water to rural areas

Published: 09 January 2019

Over 100 million people in Southern Africa have no access to clean water – a situation the SafeWaterAfrica project is looking to remedy. This EU-funded research project aims to develop...

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Jobs bloodbath on the cards for Eskom

Published: 08 January 2019

Eskom looks set for further job cuts this year, with reports indicating that the utility will extend its strategy of trimming top executive positions to include lower ranking managers as...

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South Africa launches continent’s most advanced nanosatellite

Published: 07 January 2019

South Africa has launched its most advanced nanosatellite– also considered the most advanced in Africa – into space. The satellite will help monitor ocean traffic as part of the oceans...

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European Investment Bank to finance projects across Africa

Published: 04 January 2019

The European Investment Bank has formally agreed a total of EUR 495 million worth of new financing for three projects to support sustainable transport, clean energy and internet access projects...

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Tips for transporting a backhoe loader

Published: 03 January 2019

It’s quite common for construction companies to have to ship their equipment over long distances. However, because of its design, a backhoe loader isn’t meant to be driven long distances...

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Almost invisible water-based corrosion protection

Published: 02 January 2019

Anti-corrosion specialist Cortec offers a water-based removable coating to protect heavy equipment, machinery, vehicles, piping, and structural steel in storage and transit. The VpCI-391 water-based coating offers corrosion protection for...

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Compact crusher bucket minimises backfill costs

Published: 31 December 2018

In European cities, space is at a premium, resulting in many structures being built on top of older structures. In addition, there are often underground tunnels which cause added complications...

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UK government pledges additional funding for sub-Saharan renewable projects

Published: 29 December 2018

The UK government has announced £100 million of funding for the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP), which will support up to 40 new renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The...

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GE to provide advisory and technical services to Kenyan wind power project

Published: 28 December 2018

GE Renewable Energy has announced that it will provide 60 GE 1.7-103 turbines to the Kipeto project in Kenya. The 100MW Kipeto wind power project will provide clean energy to...

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New AVENG CEO announced

Published: 27 December 2018

Sean Flanagan has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aveng, effective 1 February 2019. The appointment was announced by the listed company’s Board of Directors. 

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The world’s “most efficient” chiller now available locally

Published: 24 December 2018

Johnson Controls’ new YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller, rated “the world’s most efficient chiller”, is now available locally. Released globally in September 2018, the YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller is...

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Positive outlook for mining and renewables

Published: 21 December 2018

A vastly improved economic and political landscape across Africa has secured a favourable foundation for the continent’s continued growth, but corporates and industry have to ensure capital flow to ensure...

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ZLT Cranes appointed sub-Saharan Raimondi Cranes agent

Published: 20 December 2018

ZLT Tower Cranes has been appointed as the official agent representing Raimondi Cranes across eight African countries. Effective immediately, ZLT Cranes will act as the sole Raimondi dealer across South...

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Cote d’Ivoire launches CNG-fuelled bus fleet

Published: 19 December 2018

Cote d’Ivoire has unveiled a fleet of 50 buses fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG). This initiative part of the country’s commitment to the Paris COP 21 agreement, with the...

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Val.co level sensors available locally

Published: 18 December 2018

GHM Messtechnik South Africa has introduced the Val.co range of level sensors locally. The Val.co range includes small float switches, Linear-LC, limit level switch for side installation, multipoint and simple...

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African Fusion

AfricanFusionAfrican Fusion, the official publication of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), aims to provide up-to-date insight into welding technology and the welding industry.

Capital Equipment News

Capital Equipment News is dedicated to the application of equipment and modes of transport that are used in the mining, construction, quarrying, and transport industries.

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

SparksElectricalNewsReadable and informative, Sparks Electrical News is the newspaper for those involved in installing and maintaining electrical supplies and equipment.

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