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Ingeteam and Indar exhibit at WindEurope 2017

     27th November 2017 Zamudio, 27th November 2017. Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, will present its full range of wind energy drive train products at the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition 2017, taking place later this month in Amsterdam.  Exhibiting at booth #1D24,... 

ORBCOMM promotes digitisation for container-ship supply chains

     15th November 2017 Advanced communications specialist ORBCOMM was a sponsor of the TOC Europe Conference in Amsterdam, participating in a session on how digitisation can optimise performance in the container ship supply chain sector. Technology to track containers, cargo, and transport assets on the move has been... 

Clarifying sustainability reporting imperative for modern business

By: Robyn Wilkinson     20th October 2017 A clear and shared sustainability reporting framework is integral for enabling companies to demonstrate a positive impact on not only the economies but also the societies and environments in which they operate, says independent international organisation Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) CE Tim... 

Pedal to the metal, this Dutch stock may just be revving up

By: Bloomberg     10th October 2017 A near 160% share surge makes AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group the standout performer on the Amsterdam Small Cap Index this year. The rally may just be getting started. The Dutch metals supplier, whose 3% gain last week to €37.57 marked the highest weekly close since 2008, is pulling out all the... 

Nokeng mulling two or three more fluorspar mines by 2026 as huge shortage is predicted

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th September 2017 Following the breakthrough of opening the first new mine in Gauteng, South Africa, in the last 12 years, which is being developed by producer SepFluor’s wholly owned Nokeng fluorspar mine, the company aims to become vertically integrated in the fluorspar value chain in future. Fluorite ore is... 

Meridian increases credit in support of Brazil gold exploration

By: Henry Lazenby     24th August 2017 TSX-V-listed manganese miner Meridian Mining has increased its credit facility from The Sentient Group by $500 000, to $7.5-million, in support of gold exploration initiatives at its flagship Espigão project, in Rondônia, Brazil. The company, which recently relocated its headquarters from... 

Construction costs in Johannesburg set to rise 7.5%

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th June 2017 Johannesburg has been ranked fourth among the top five global cities where construction costs will increase over the next year, with the cost of construction set to rise about 7.5% over 2017/18, against a global average of 3.5%, professional services company Turner & Townsend’s ‘International... 

Alstom receives order in Canada

     2nd June 2017 Railway systems and equipment company Alstom has been awarded a firm order for the supply of 61 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area by Ontario government agency Metrolinx.  

Property developer to unveil rental model at Boksburg development

By: Mia Breytenbach     26th May 2017 Residential property developer Balwin Properties will soon announce details of the rental model that the group will use in Boksburg and Linbro Park, in Gauteng, and in Pretoria. Balwin Properties CEO Stephen Brookes noted during the developer’s results presentation in Johannesburg earlier this... 

Balwin delivers solid year-end results, sustains property demand

By: Mia Breytenbach     15th May 2017 Residential property developer Balwin Properties has achieved a solid financial performance in the year ended February 28, with headline earnings a share and earnings a share up by 7% to 141c. The group’s profit for the period improved by 18% year-on-year to R661-million, while revenue rose 30%... 

Need for partnerships in water sector emphasised

By: Johane Turkstra     5th May 2017 With South Africa’s water infrastructure in need of an upgrade, advisory firm KPMG says utilities and the private sector need to form partnerships that will ensure that these upgrades take place. “The main challenge in the water sector is not only the provision of infrastructure but its... 

Moving materials with a sustainable focus

     2nd March 2017 Products like low-friction bearings can extend the life of conveyors and lifts and help to boost sustainability in the material handling sector, says Jerome Pommereul, Global Business Engineer at SKF. The climate meeting in Paris in 2016 (COP21) proved that politicians are capable of coming to... 

Coal traders see end of price rally as China ramps up output

By: Bloomberg     22nd December 2016 Coal’s recovery was one of the biggest surprises in commodities this year, but it is all poised to end as output rises from China, producer of half the world’s supply. After half a decade of declines, European prices rebounded more than 80% as China, also the world’s biggest consumer of the... 

End of the road for red traffic lights?

By: Irma Venter     2nd December 2016 Imagine taking the kids to school, driving to work or across town to do some shopping without ever hitting a single red traffic light. US carmaker Ford is testing technology that could make ‘riding the green wave’ a day-to-day reality. 

Meridian takes up TSX-V listing as it prepares for two-pronged BMC exploration approach

By: Henry Lazenby     29th November 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands-based Meridian Mining has completed its acquisition of Canadian junior Cancana Resources, the companies announced Monday – a deal that is expected to streamline the ownership structure of Cancana and Meridian's joint venture (JV) exploration and development project Brazil... 

Transfer delays impact on Balwin’s otherwise solid H1 performance

By: Samantha Herbst     15th November 2016 Three property registration delays have impacted on Balwin Properties' otherwise glowing half-year results, according to the residential property developer, which saw a 36% decline in headline earnings a share and earnings a share to 37c respectively in the six months to August 31. The group’s... 

Ford trials tech for drivers to ride a wave of green traffic lights

By: Irma Venter     14th November 2016 Imagine taking the kids to school, driving to work or across town to do some shopping without ever hitting a single red traffic light. US carmaker Ford is testing technology that could make ‘riding the green wave’ a day-to-day reality. 

HAUT tower project, the Netherlands

By: Sheila Barradas     14th October 2016 The project involves the construction of the tallest timber tower in Amsterdam. 

Global Demand For Bolon Woven Vinyl Flooring

     27th September 2016 Woven vinyl flooring designer and manufacturer, Bolon, will be one of the many top global names to showcase their wide range of new products at KBAC Flooring’s annual expo of the latest trends in flooring on October 25 from 3pm to 10pm at the Johannesburg Country Club in Woodmead. KBAC Flooring... 

Zinc drops as investors take a break from year’s best commodity

By: Bloomberg     7th September 2016 Zinc dropped the most in a week as some investors closed out bullish bets on this year’s best-performing major commodity. The metal fell as much as much as 1.3% in London after touching a 15-month high on Monday. Zinc has rallied 45% this year on expectations of a supply shortage after mine... 

The original fort of the Cape of Good Hope

By: Jade Davenport     12th August 2016 If one considers the fact that there are still intact man-made structures dating from 3700 BCE elsewhere in the world, the legacy of South Africa’s built environment is, by comparison, in its infantile stage. In fact, the country’s oldest surviving built structure, the Castle of Good Hope, in... 

Autonomous city buses put through real-life paces in Amsterdam

By: Irma Venter     12th August 2016 Daimler Buses’ Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot in July drive autonomously for the first time on a route of around 20 km in Amsterdam, on a section of the longest bus rapid transit (BRT) line in Europe, connecting Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport with the city of Haarlem. Daimler Buses says it... 

Daimler runs first self-driving BRT bus in Amsterdam

By: Irma Venter     18th July 2016 Daimler Buses on Monday announced that its Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot had driven autonomously for the first time on a route of around 20 km in Amsterdam, on a section of the longest bus rapid transit (BRT) line in Europe, connecting Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport with the city of... 

Alkane gold output dips but remains in guidance, $1bn Dubbo project construction ready

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th July 2016 Multi-commodity explorer and miner Alkane Resources poured 67 812 oz of gold in the year ended June 30, which was within guidance, but below the previous year’s production of 69 612 oz. Alkane, which produced gold at the Tomingley mine in New South Wales, sold 67 983 oz at an average price of A$1... 

Valuable insights for Goscor customers during Tennant tour

     28th June 2016 Tennant, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and supply of quality cleaning and hygiene equipment, hosted a delegation from Goscor Cleaning Equipment, southern Africa’s leading operator in industrial and commercial cleaning equipment, on a tour of its world class manufacturing facility... 

Goscor brings latest unveilings from ISSA/Interclean to SA

     28th June 2016 A delegation from industrial and commercial cleaning equipment provider, Goscor Cleaning Equipment, joined thousands of hygiene professionals at the 2016 ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam exhibition, held in May. “We visited over 800 exhibitors who showcased their latest cleaning and hygiene products,”... 

Blockchain Conference set to Heat Up Dubai

     17th May 2016 Keynote Events has announced its first Blockchain Technology Conference in Dubai, at the Burj Al Arab on May 30, 2016. Over the last five years an experiment called Bitcoin has created and proven a new kind of financial technology: The Blockchain. The Blockchain is a new, smarter way to automate... 

Water technology company extends pumps rental hub

     18th March 2016 Global water technology company Xylem in January announced the expansion of its pump rental and service portfolio across Europe and South Africa through a multimillion-euro investment. The company believes that this expansion initiative will enable it to better meet the market demand from... 

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront swims against sluggish economic tide

By: Kim Cloete     11th March 2016 Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is bucking the sluggish trend in the national economy. It pulled in over three-million visitors in December alone, has substantially boosted its coffers and has embarked on some dynamic new developments. Retail, commercial, leisure and residential developments are all... 

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront swims against sluggish economic tide

By: Kim Cloete     11th March 2016 Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is bucking the sluggish trend in the national economy. It pulled in over three-million visitors in December alone, has substantially boosted its coffers and has embarked on some dynamic new developments.  Retail, commercial, leisure and residential developments are all... 

Antinuclear stance illogical and irrational

By: Kelvin Kemm     19th February 2016 As the nuclear debate continues, it really is an interesting exercise to examine the way in which the antinuclear lobby attacks nuclear power.  Much of the time, there is virtually zero logic or rationality involved.  There is just an emotional gut response. It is a most interesting phenomenon,... 

Cape Town learner to taste life at sea

     21st January 2016 When the tall ship Gulden Leeuw departed Cape Town this morning [20 January 2016], her crew was one stronger with the addition of Cape Town Grade 11 learner Luke Planting on a four-month “Class Afloat” scholarship. The South African Maritime Institute (SAIMI) assisted in making the voyage... 

V&A Waterfront announces R700m ‘Canal District’

     8th December 2015 The R700 million first phase of a new district at the V&A Waterfront is underway with a corporate head office for British American Tobacco South Africa (BAT South Africa) as the first project in this mixed-use area. Totalling 75 000 m² (or 7.6 hectares), the mixed-use Canal District straddles... 

€20m grant to support Maputo water services project

By: David Oliveira     27th November 2015 The Netherlands government signed a grant arrangement worth more than €20-million earlier this month in Amsterdam, Netherlands, which will fund the execution of the Greater Maputo Water Supply Expansion project to supply potable water to 650 000 people in Maputo, Mozambique. The project plan was... 

IJmuiden sea lock public–private partnership project, the Netherlands

By: Sheila Barradas     20th November 2015 The project involves the replacement of the northern lock at IJmuiden.  

S Africa set to learn from the masters of water management, the Dutch 

By: African News Agency      10th November 2015 Water seemed to flow high above the heads of the people standing on the square of Amsterdam’s famous Rijksmuseum. “Spooky,” said one spectator. “It feels like I’m underwater,” said her companion. This spectacular virtual flood created by the innovative Dutch artist Daan Roosegarde with LED light... 

Why collaboration is key to low-carbon cities

     30th September 2015 Paula Kirk, Arup Energy and Climate Change Leader and Justin Wimbush, Associate, Energy, South Africa discusses why cities need to take the lead in tackling climate change, and why public, private and civil society partnerships will be critical to their success. 

SKF gathers experts in the wind power industry to discuss operation and maintenance optimisation

     1st September 2015 The SKF Wind Farm Management Conference 2015 brings together operations and maintenance experts from the wind power industry. SKF gathered experts from the wind power industry for the 10th annual SKF Wind Farm Management Conference. Held in Amsterdam, the conference enabled experts from around... 

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