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Office tower development seen heralding new Gauteng CBD

By: Anine Kilian     10th March 2017 Motorists on the N1 have had a front-row seat as accounting firm PwC’s 28-storey office building rose from the veld at the Waterfall City development, in Gauteng. Launching in February 2018, the high-rise building is potentially spearheading a new central business district (CBD) between... 

Office tower development seen heralding new Gauteng CBD

By: Anine Kilian     10th March 2017 Accounting firm PwC’s Waterfall City-based 28-storey office building, launching in February 2018, has the potential to spearhead the new central business district (CBD) of Gauteng. Located between Midrand and Woodmead, off the Alandale interchange on the N1 highway, the R1.5-billion skyscraper... 

Rocla Interlocking Joint Pipes Used At Musina Mall  

     8th November 2016 The Musina Mall, an extension of the Great North Plaza situated in Limpopo, looks to service cross-border trade as well as increase retail facilities to the local community through its current vast extension from 14 000 to 34 000 m2 . The R320 million mall which will be fully operational by April... 

SA farmers hope for enough rain after winter

By: Simon Sonnekus     5th August 2016 The next five months and the following planting season will be critical for farmers who have been affected by the devastating drought which crippled the agriculture sector recently. According to agricultural organisation AgriSA CEO Omri van Zyl, farmers need to see out the winter and hope for... 

Aerosud Aviation exceeds growth objectives

     17th June 2016 In 2014, Aerosud Aviation was comprehensively restructured to ensure continued strong growth. This included recognition by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of the business as a national strategic industrial asset, with the IDC investing in a substantial financial stake in the company... 

Telecoms group launches solar car park at Centurion campus

By: Dylan Slater     3rd June 2016 Telecommunications company Telkom completed Phase 1 of a three-phase, 3 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) installation as part of a new parking lot for staff members at its Centurion headquarters, Telkom Park campus, last month.  

Locally manufactured hardness tester offers more, costs less

By: Dylan Slater     29th April 2016 Centurion-based testing-device manufacturer Anjo Hardness Testers launched its portable hardness tester the Kompakt Brinell Portable last month. It is cheaper than and offers several advancements, compared with competitor products (all of which are imported) offered locally.  

Cape Town academy to link industry experience and data quality education

By: Schalk Burger     1st April 2016 International data quality firm Pilog has launched its Pilog Academy, in Cape Town, which will serve as a hub where industry-derived best practice and academic developments will be used for tertiary data-quality courses, says Pilog Group CEO Dr Salomon de Jager. The use of industry examples and... 

Sinkholes disrupt train service between JHB and Pretoria

By: News24Wire      18th March 2016 Train services between Pretoria and Johannesburg have been severely affected due to sinkholes, Metrorail said in a statement on Thursday. It has affected the route between Irene and Olifantsfontein. 

2015 intern programme benefited Denel Dynamics and its interns

By: Keith Campbell     18th February 2016 South African missile, unmanned air vehicle and space company Denel Dynamics held its annual intern project presentation at its main facility in Centurion, south of Pretoria, on Thursday. For some years now the company has designated young, newly recruited, engineers and technologists as interns... 

Binnington Copeland & Associates

     13th November 2015 Founded in 1984, Binnington Copeland & Associates is a Hill International Company that has offices worldwide and a wide range of experts in fields pertaining to engineering and construction projects. The company employs engineers, attorneys, contract administrators, quantity surveyors,... 

Local defence company uses 3D printing to accelerate new developments

By: Keith Campbell     6th November 2015 The use of additive manufacturing (popularly known as 3D printing) has helped revolutionise product development at South African defence company Airbus DS Optronics. It is one of the technologies adopted by the company to enable it to carry out rapid prototyping of new products. The company is... 

Telecoms Opportunities For Local Entrepreneurs

     27th October 2015 OTEL, one of South Africa's fastest-growing telecoms brands, is opening up regional opportunities for Western Cape entrepreneurs interested in staking their claim in the lucrative telecoms sector. According to Rad Jankovic, CEO of the independent telecoms provider, "New entrants in such a... 

S African supplier receives best in class award from Airbus

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd October 2015 Cape Town-based Cobham South Africa received the Best Performer Award in Systems & Equipment for its supply of satellite communication antennae to civil aircraft manufacturer Airbus. It received the award at Airbus’s Best in Class 2015 Partner Awards, which acknowledged eight suppliers’... 

Food retailer awards warehousing forklift contract

     23rd October 2015 Forklift company Toyota Forklift, a division of equipment company Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), has been awarded a major order to supply a comprehensive range of warehousing equipment to Shoprite Group of Companies food retailers Shoprite and Freshmark.  

Engen launches ground-breaking digital campaign with augmented reality app, Zappar

     5th October 2015 “As a brand, it is important for Engen to move into exciting, innovative spaces where it can engage customers and interact with them.” - Dumisani Bengu, Retail Business Manager, Engen Petroleum Limited Engen, the country’s favourite petroleum brand*, embarked on a digital and augmented reality... 

Order for twenty mini-subs complete in record time for Sasol

     22nd July 2015 The WPI Power Solutions factory based in Centurion undertook to deliver an order for twenty mini-substations for Sasol Synfuels in Secunda within thirty days. The first ten were assembled and ready for delivery within seven days of the enclosures arriving at the factory in Centurion and passing... 

Shoprite/Freshmark Awards Major Warehousing Equipment Order To Toyota Forklift

     20th July 2015 Toyota Forklift, a division of Eqstra Industrial Equipment, has been awarded a major order for a comprehensive range of warehousing equipment for the Shoprite and Freshmark operations of the Shoprite Group of Companies, Africa's largest food retailer. The order sees one of the first deliveries of... 

Ansys swings to profit after restructure

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th May 2015 Shares in AltX-listed Ansys surged nearly 9% on Friday after the Centurion-headquartered information technology firm successfully broke out of the red for the first time in two years and delivered triple-digit increases in its financial performance for the 2015 financial year, following extensive... 

Large stainless steel localisation potential in power generation industry

By: Dylan Slater     29th May 2015 The production of specialised products, such as stainless steel heat-exchanger tubing, for the industrial power generation industry could hold significant benefits for local stainless steel manufacturer Fischer South Africa (SA). 

Cell C to invest R8bn in LTE infrastructure

By: Sashnee Moodley     24th April 2015 South Africa's third-largest mobile operator Cell C will invest R8-billion over the next three years to roll out long-term evolution (LTE) infrastructure for targeted customers across the country.  

Cell C to invest R8bn in LTE infrastructure

By: Sashnee Moodley     9th April 2015 South Africa's third-largest mobile operator Cell C will invest R8-billion over the next three years to roll out long-term evolution (LTE) infrastructure for targeted customers across the country.  

Motors company donates equipment to boost skills development

     23rd January 2015 As part of its corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives, electric motors company Zest WEG Group has donated equipment worth more than R2-million to training schools, colleges and other educational institutions. 

Insolvent coal junior Beacon Hill goes into administration

By: Martin Creamer     13th January 2015 London Aim-listed coal-mine developer Beacon Hill Resources, which is in default on interest payments, was placed into administration on Tuesday. Owing to its “significant liabilities”, shareholders of the company are not expected to receive any proceeds from the administration process, which... 

Financially stricken Beacon Hill top-brass out of reach

By: Martin Creamer     8th January 2015 The top-brass of the financially stricken coal-mining company Beacon Hill, which has told the London Stock Exchange its working capital will run out by the middle of this month, are proving inaccessible. The Aim-listed company, which operates the opencast Minas Moatize coking coal operation in... 

SMA inverter factory to boost SA solar power industry

     5th January 2015 SMA Solar Technology, the global market leader in solar inverters, formally opened a manufacturing facility for its innovative inverter technology in Cape Town, South Africa today. The investment will boost the capacity of the solar power industry to help address the country’s growing energy... 

Ansys achieves turnaround, eyes profitability in H2

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th November 2014 Following a difficult year of extensive losses and subsequent restructuring, AltX-listed Ansys reversed the downward trend during the first half of 2014 and, with a buoyant order book and optimistic market outlook, the company expected to move back into the black by the second half of the year.... 

Preliminary design of refrigeration system concluded

By: David Oliveira     19th September 2014 Engineering and design company WSP Africa completed the preliminary design of an ammonia-based refrigeration system for Malaysian retailer Giant in June this year. WSP technical director Kobus de Villiers notes that the project has been delayed by three months, as the project team waited for the... 

Westinghouse Appeals Eskom Decision On Koeberg Contract

     28th August 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has filed a request to suspend the procurement of six replacement steam generators and associated work by Eskom to the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg. Through this proceeding, Westinghouse requires the Court... 

Best Practices In Lightning Safety And Lightning Protection Seminars

     12th August 2014 “Lightning safety and lightning protection is a topic that is often misunderstood, with inappropriate management, strategies, techniques and methodologies being applied as a result. The consequential effects can be severe, both in terms of direct effects and injuries, and in respect of indirect... 

Intl partnerships start paying off for South African aerospace and defence group

By: Keith Campbell     1st August 2014 South African missiles, unmanned air vehicles, systems integration and space company Denel Dynamics, part of the State-owned Denel defence industrial group, is most optimistic about its prospects. “The future is looking very exciting,” enthuses Denel Dynamics CEO Tsepo Monaheng. “We’d planned for... 

International partnerships start paying off for South African aerospace and defence group

By: Keith Campbell     1st August 2014 South African missiles, unmanned air vehicles, systems integration and space company Denel Dynamics, part of the State-owned Denel defence industrial group, is most optimistic about its prospects. “The future is looking very exciting,” enthuses Denel Dynamics CEO Tsepo Monaheng. “We’d planned for... 

Denel Dynamics interns working on a challenging project

By: Sashnee Moodley     11th July 2014 The 2014 class of interns at the Denel Dynamics Engineering Academy of Learning (EAL) is now well into meeting the challenge that has been given to it. The EAL is based at the main Denel Dynamics facility in Centurion, south of Pretoria, in Gauteng and serves to take newly graduated engineers and... 

Airbus A350-XWB development fleet complete

By: Natalie Greve     20th June 2014 With the first flight on Friday of Airbus’ A350-MSN005, from the Toulouse-Blagnac airport, in France, the aircraft manufacturer’s five-strong A350-XWB development fleet is now complete and on track for certification in the third quarter of this year. The first customer aircraft would be delivered... 

Gautrain announces revisions to fare structure

By: Irma Venter     6th June 2014 The Gautrain has announced several revisions to its fare structure which came into effect on Sunday, June 1. The Gautrain will introduce a multitiered fare structure offering discounts of up to 30% between peak red and off-peak green train fares, while commuters in the intermediate orange period... 

Gautrain ups fares, changes structure to battle peak-period crowding 

By: Irma Venter     16th May 2014 Gautrain on Friday announced several revisions to its fare structure which will come into effect on Sunday, June 1. The Gautrain would introduce a multitiered fare structure offering discounts of up to 30% between peak red and off-peak green train fares, while commuters in the intermediate orange... 

Neotel makes strides as Vodacom due diligence nears conclusion

By: Natasha Odendaal     13th March 2014 As telecommunications group Vodacom nears the completion of its due diligence to acquire 100% of Neotel, the converged communications network operator said it had already made “many inroads” over the past seven-and-a-half years. But, the potential takeover – the due diligence of which would... 

Chinese Market Leader Nhl Now In S.A.

     11th February 2014 Rand versus the Dollar, labour unrest, inflation, postponed infrastructure contracts ...quarrying, mining and related industries are a difficult business right now in South Africa and there doesn’t seem to be any short-term solution to the challenges. But certainly, a vital part of the solution... 

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