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Arguing for Coega

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 Global economic growth continues to present industrial development opportunities to supply world markets, while a shortfall in certain strategic world markets has been forecast. New industrial development is needed to meet this demand. The trend towards the global village increasingly means that... 

Ozone treatment for Kwazulu-Natal textile mill effluent

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 A CONTRACT to supply ozone for a new effluent-treatment process that will allow a Kwazulu-Natal textile mill to recycle up to 75% of its effluent, has been awarded to industrial gas specialist Messer Fedgas. The Mym Textiles mill, at Umzinto, on the south coast, has installed a unique, patented... 

Funds shortage hinders telecom competition

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 The South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Satra) does not have the resources in its R64-million budget to begin the process of setting up the framework for a competitive domestic telecommunications environment. Industry observers believe that, unless such a framework is worked... 

Hurry, apply for a competitiveness grant

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 A competitiveness fund has been established by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through a R100-million loan from the World Bank which will provide financial support for improving the competitiveness of private sector South African companies. As a cost-sharing grant scheme (CSGS) the... 

Imported profiles now made in South Africa

By: System Author     25th June 1999 Automation specialist RM Automation, of Randburg, Gauteng, has opted for local manufacture of aluminium profiles previously imported at high cost. These profiles are required to build various frameworks used, in turn, to build special-purpose machinery for clients, turnkey projects, or system... 

Sole SA importer is appointed

By: System Author     25th June 1999 Roodepoort-based importer and distributor of electrical switchgear, Anglo Allied Engineering, has been appointed sole importer of the Square D brand of electrical switchgear products in South Africa. Schneider Electric took over the Square D product globally in 1994, and had made a decision not... 

Wake-up call for SA‘s organised business

By: System Author     25th June 1999 New South African Chamber of Business (Sacob) CEO Kevin Wakeford has sent out a wake-up call to organised business in South Africa. The new voice, speaking for 40 000 local companies under the Sacob banner, seems to be contradicting one of the favourite South African national sports –... 

Engineering skills shortage rings alarm bells

By: System Author     25th June 1999 There is an alarming shortage of school-leavers entering engineering and technology-orientated professions, a state of affairs which will have drastic repercussions for South Africa’s ability to compete in the global market, Ort-Step CEO Arthur Cotton tells Engineering News. The root of... 

Training project becomes fully-fledged centre

By: System Author     25th June 1999 training project begun by Fluor Daniel in the early 1980s to ensure a sufficiently-skilled workforce has developed into a fully-fledged, highly-certificated training centre providing better-trained individuals to work in the construction and maintenance industry in South Africa. Located in... 

System integrators bridge gap with clients

By: System Author     25th June 1999 Achieving world-class competitiveness demands world-class solutions. For any business today, this includes identifying the best possible route to maximise productivity, minimise costs, and obtain direct access to the kind of information that forms the basis of proactive, good-quality... 

New SA lamp lasts for 11,5 years

By: System Author     25th June 1999 SOUTH Africa is claiming a world-first for the design and development of a light-emitting diode (LED) lamp that has a single lamp-life of 100 000 hours or 11,5 years. Designed and developed by Waco Distributors, of Gauteng, in collaboration with Elrom Electronics, of Cape Town, the... 

Trade opens up in Nigeria

By: System Author     25th June 1999 The organiser of the South Africa trade week – which takes place in Lagos from July 12 to 17 – has reported significant interest from Nigerians wanting to establish trade links with South African companies. The trade is part of a joint initiative between the South African Department... 

Fewer manufacturing jobs for the unskilled

By: System Author     18th June 1999 dded to the general downtrend in employment, there now seems to be a downtrend in the employment of unskilled workers in the manufacturing sector as South African industry moves towards automation and mechanisation. Only 33% of respondents in a monthly survey of confidence levels in the... 

SA leads emerging markets in Y2K race

By: System Author     18th June 1999 The South African government’s determination to avoid disruption to the economy by the millennium bug has seen South Africa emerge as one of the top year 2000 (Y2K)-aware countries among emerging markets, reports National Y2K Support Centre communications manager Allim Milazi. Compared to... 

On a roll for 25 years

By: System Author     18th June 1999 Established in Durban 25 years ago as a one-stop bearing company, Bearing Man has extended its operation significantly to become what it claims is Africa’s largest supplier of bearings, seals, power transmission components, industrial gearboxes and belting. “Bearing Man’s... 

SA could win 50% of telescope

By: System Author     11th June 1999 THE standard and precision of South African manufacturing will be put to the test when tenders are invited on the manufacture of components on the Southern African large telescope (Sal;t) to be built at Sutherland in the Northern Cape. The overall Salt project, which will cost more than... 

SME financier exceeds its own targets

By: System Author     11th June 1999 The financial services group which invests in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), Business Partners, has exceeded its own targets by approving a record R445,3-million to SMEs countrywide in the 1998–99 financial year. In comparison, last year’s approvals amounted to... 

Umzimkulu Marina receives R450m boost

By: System Author     11th June 1999 The notoriously erratic and seasonal economy of the Kwazulu-Natal south coast is to receive a considerable boost if the remaining R150-million for a R600-million dedicated yacht marina is secured, Engineering News can today report. An in-principle commitment for R450-million has been received... 

Crane hire contract

By: System Author     11th June 1999 LOCAL company Johnson Crane Hire has been awarded a crane-hire contract by SLE, an SNC-Lavalin-EMS joint venture, for the Mozal site. Johnson’s ability for handling an intricate contract of this nature was instrumental in the company securing this contract. Not only is the company able to... 

Locals hit jackpot with R1,4bn casino

By: System Author     11th June 1999 Gauteng’s largest private sector leisure project, the R1,4-billion Tsogo Sun Montecasino development at Fourways, Johannesburg, is delivering direct results in terms of local community upliftment. Included in its community building programmes is funding for the upgrading of the Douglasdale... 

Moves to drive catalytic converters further

By: System Author     11th June 1999 Producers of one the main components of a catalytic converter, the ceramic substrate, have been approached by members of the South African catalytic converter industry, together with the Catalytic Converter Interest Group (CCIG), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Stainless Steel... 

Appetite for SA firms grows worldwide

By: System Author     11th June 1999 South Africa is the place to be for young, dynamic businesses as Africa opens up to international trade and investment. Listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange this week, Allan Wolff & Associates (Wolff) is a refreshingly optimistic African process engineering company that has seen... 

South Africa must dance to competitiveness drum – Erwin

By: System Author     4th June 1999 The only way South Africa would create jobs was by restructuring its economy and becoming internationally competitive, stated Trade and Industry Minister Alec Erwin at a press function in May. “To become internationally competitive, South Africa requires a new strategy and a new form of... 

Call for manufacturing quality in South Africa

By: System Author     4th June 1999 There is a growing urgency for organisations, in the service and manufacturing sectors of the South African economy to implement internationally-recognised quality-management systems in an integrated manner says Andersen Consulting business integration consultant Andy Searle. In the international... 

Technology access programme for women

By: System Author     4th June 1999 South Africa has been rated number 37 out of 47 countries in terms of human resource development and science and technology. Women comprise 51,9% of the total local population and more than half of all women are unemployed. For these reasons, and to improve the overall competitiveness of South... 

Textile concrete launched

By: System Author     4th June 1999 A new material devel- oped in South Africa and known as textile concrete (TC) could prove to be a shot in the arm for the textile industry as well as boost cement sales, believes inventor Don Hourahane. He predicts that TC will eventually develop into a separate industry at least the size of the... 

Independent cement producers get a voice

By: System Author     4th June 1999 A new association has been established to give independent cement producers a voice in the industry, and to recognise their hard-won credibility. This is the Independent Cement Producers’ Association (ICPA) chaired by Ian McKenzie. He tells Engineering News that what has happened... 

Frothers and collectors developed for mining

By: System Author     28th May 1999 THE Sasol Mining Chemicals plant at Sasolburg manufactures a range of alcohol-based frothers and sodium dithiophosphate collectors from Sasol Chemical Industries (SCI) and imported feedstocks. The mining chemicals are used to recover copper ores, platinum and other platinum-group minerals such as... 

Station upgrades uplift economy

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Manager and developer of State-owned property Intersite is generating millions of rands in income for the local rail and construction industries. Since its inception in 1992, the company has created some 80 000 direct and indirect jobs and has made an overall financial impact on the economy of... 

Synfuel expansion project up in the air

By: System Author     28th May 1999 South African synthetic fuels and petrochemicals giant Sasol has announced that its proposed multibillion-rand Sky High expansion project has been put on hold for at least the next two to three years. As a result of the dramatic plunge in the price of crude oil, fuel and chemicals, in conjunction... 

Industry emerges more globally competitive

By: System Author     28th May 1999 DESPITE going through a tough time in the face of a reduction in import tariffs, this has been a necessary evil for the local textile industry, among others, to emerge more globally competitive. This was the view of Trade and Industry Minister Alec Erwin when speaking at a signing ceremony held... 

Global interest in proprietary technology

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Worldwide interest in the commercial application of Fischer-Tropsch technology to monetise natural gas is at a high at the moment, said Sasol Technology (Sastech) manager: Fischer-Tropsch technology PR Heydenrich in a paper presented at the AIChe spring meeting held in Houston, Texas, in March.... 

World’s most-desirable new natural resource

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Natural gas is fast becoming the world’s most desirable source of future hydrocarbons, and will play a far more important role in the global energy mix. The rationale for this trend is axiomatic, as the globe has abundant reserves of natural gas, and the extent of known reserves is... 

KZN rug factory targets US textile market

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Textile producer Lotus 2000 is to implement a R24-million working capital investment to cover its latest expansion, which is aimed at expanding its export profile in the US and Japanese markets. The expansion includes the purchase of two new looms at a cost of R6,5-million each, in addition to... 

SA textile sector sews up its frayed edges

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Boasting a massive R4,5-billion re-equipping since 1995, the South African textile industry is showing signs of a long-awaited turnaround in its fortunes. This is the word from Textile Federation executive director Brian Brink who states, “we have gone through a big jolt of investment,... 

South African flowers blooming in Europe

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Exports of indigenous flowers and plants to Europe are increasingly offering new opportunities to the South African flower industry. In addition to the R204-million-worth of fresh cut flowers and foliage exported from South Africa every year – mainly to the Far East – protea exports... 

Transport sector set for transformation

By: System Author     28th May 1999 The final version of the national Department of Transport’s 14-month study – Moving South Africa (MSA) – to determine the transport challenges facing South Africa at the start of the twenty-first century was released earlier this month, containing several ‘action... 

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