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Company Announcement: Mercedes-Benz set to wow the crowds at Top Gear festiva

28th May 2012 South Africa’s motoring public are in for a racy experience as Durban prepares to host the upcoming Top Gear festival on 16 and 17 June at the impressive Moses Mabhida Stadium 

South Africa

By: Asha Ramsaran     25th May 2012 What’s On provides you with information about conferences, exhibitions, seminars, training courses and other events pertaining to general industry and the mining sector. To include information about an upcoming event, e-mail whats-on@engineeringnews.co.za with key details. 

Technical solutions provider experiences growth

By: Gia Costella     25th May 2012 Technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) says it differentiates itself in a saturated market by striving to be a total solutions provider rather than only a supplier of products, BMG geared motors GM Mark Barbour tells Engineering News. 

SA ports operator begins to sniff African prospects

25th May 2012 South African port operator Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) report that it intends to increase its footprint in the enormous growth market represented by Africa, by forming partnerships with other African ports and promoting the country as a regional hub for the rest of the continent. 

US firm aims to demonstrate power of the ocean off Durban coast 

By: Jonathan Ramayia     25th May 2012 US-based independent power producer Hydro Alternative Energy (HAE) is to install a R155-million demonstration undersea power generation plant off the eThekwini coast to harness the powerful Agulhas current in a test project that could lead to the development of ocean-current energy facility that... 

Company Announcement: IMPERIAL’s road safety campaign is making headway

24th May 2012 During April, IMPERIAL I-Pledge and the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) once again joined forces in a partnership which added five branded vehicles – provided by Europcar, a division of IMPERIAL – to support N3TC’s existing fleet of 11 route patrol vehicles with additional route surveillance, roadside... 

Neotel targets new product every quarter

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd May 2012 Telecommunications group Neotel aims to release a new product each quarter during the 2013 financial year, as part of its strategy to maintain its growth momentum, said CEO and MD Sunil Joshi on Tuesday. The company, which reported a 25% jump in revenue for the year ended March 2012, added an... 

Eskom’s Brian Dames opens African Utility Week at Nasrec on Tuesday

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2012 MTN, Vodacom, Deloitte, Eaton, Powertech among global giants at utility expo, Eskom CEO Brian Dames will welcome more than 5000 power and utility professionals from more than 60 countries to the annual African Utility Week conference and exhibition at Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg on Tuesday... 

Company Announcement: Eskom’s Brian Dames opens African Utility Week at Nasrec on Tuesday

21st May 2012 MTN, Vodacom, Deloitte, Eaton, Powertech among global giants at utility expo  

Africa to get its own web domain

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st May 2012 A project to establish a continental top-level domain for Africa is gaining momentum, with UniForum South Africa set to know by July whether its application has been successful. UniForum, South Africa’s .za central registry, was appointed to establish and operate the domain on behalf of Africa,... 

Company Announcement:Aluvin Cements Relationship with PPC

18th May 2012 When PPC updated its security sealing system for bulk tankers recently, it chose to cement its partnership with Aluvin. 

Company Announcement: Apollo Tyres South Africa opens R300 million unit at Ladysmith plant

18th May 2012 Apollo Tyres South Africa (Pty) Ltd is delighted to announce the opening of its new Component Preparation Unit at the Ladysmith Factory plant that has cost R300 million to construct and install.  

South Africa

By: Asha Ramsaran     18th May 2012 What’s On provides you with information about conferences, exhibitions, seminars, training courses and other events pertaining to general industry and the mining sector. To include information about an upcoming event, e-mail whats-on@engineeringnews.co.za with key details. 

Rail agency benefits from energy retrofit project

By: Yolandi Booyens     18th May 2012 Integrated building technology solutions and services provider Honeywell Building Solutions has secured a R300 000 rebate from State-owned power utility Eskom through the implementation of an energy retrofit project at the Passenger Rail Association of South Africa’s (Prasa’s) Durban station, in... 

Concrete society has bright future – CEO

By: Samantha Herbst     18th May 2012 The Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA) is seeing positive growth in member numbers, which has grown from 30 to 50 companies in the past year. 

Indian Ocean piracy impacting on the real economy

By: Keith Campbell     18th May 2012 Piracy is not restricted to the Indian Ocean, nor, within this Ocean, is it solely the preserve of marauders based in Somalia. And piracy is not the only serious maritime crime to afflict the Indian Ocean.  

Company Announcement: Business is a Gas at Burchmores

17th May 2012 As the fuel price rises to sky-high levels, motorists are changing their shopping patterns.  

New fibre-optic cable to benefit SKA project

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th May 2012 State-owned telecommunications group Broadband Infraco aims to use the majority of its 11.4% capacity on the West African Cable System (Wacs) to support key projects such as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), said newly appointed CEO Puleng Sejanamane. About 70% of Broadband Infraco’s own... 

South Africa

By: Asha Ramsaran     11th May 2012 What’s On provides you with information about conferences, exhibitions, seminars, training courses and other events pertaining to general industry and the mining sector. To include information about an upcoming event, e-mail whats-on@engineeringnews.co.za with key details. 

Global technology provider introduces valve inspection products

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     11th May 2012 Current radiography and ultrasound valve inspection methods are creating safety risks, as well as affecting factory output levels, says nondestructive testing specialist General Electric Measurement & Control Solutions (GEMCS) GM Jeff Anderson.  

Group supplies valves to aquarium

11th May 2012 Engineering products manufacturer and supplier Omsa has supplied more than 100 Praher polyvinyl chloride (PVC) valves to aquarium uShaka Marine World, in Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Valves supplier secures long-term contracts with petrochemicals major

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     11th May 2012 Amid continuing tough business conditions that put pressure on margins and result in uncertain business activity levels, valves distributor LVSA Valves has been awarded two new long-term contracts to supply valves to national oil company PetroSA.  

Low-hanging fruit

By: Terence Creamer     11th May 2012 Speaking at the recent United National Conference on Trade and Development Conference in Doha, Qatar, South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies again emphasised the need to promote “development integration” across Africa by combining market integration with programmes for... 

Company Announcement: Land Rover Defender 110 Game Viewer in The Spotlight at This Year's Indaba

10th May 2012 Land Rover will showcase its Defender 110 Game Viewer at this year’s Tourism Indaba, taking place from 12 – 15 May at the Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban. 

First blast at new Kalahari manganese mining project

By: Martin Creamer     8th May 2012 The first blast took place on Tuesday at the new R1.5-billion Kudumane manganese mining project near Hotazel in the Northern Cape. Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu conducted the official opening of what is the fourth new black-controlled manganese mining development under way in South... 

South Africa

By: Asha Ramsaran     4th May 2012 What’s On provides you with information about conferences, exhibitions, seminars, training courses and other events pertaining to general industry and the mining sector. To include information about an upcoming event, e-mail whats-on@engineeringnews.co.za with key details. 

Fibreco breaks ground on R5bn fibre-optic network 

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd May 2012 Fibreco Telecommunications, a joint venture between Cell C, Convergence Partners and Internet Solutions, started the construction of the first phase of its R5-billion national fibre-optic broadband network on Wednesday. The R1-billion first phase, which aimed to link Johannesburg, Cape Town and... 

Indian President's visit to boost business in SA 

By: Sapa     2nd May 2012 A business delegation accompanying India's president to South Africa will further explore business opportunities in the country, India's President Pratibha Patil said on Wednesday. "President Zuma and I will be participating in the business forum tomorrow [Thursday] to listen to the views of... 

Company Announcement: Transnet's Port Operator Looks To Africa

2nd May 2012 South African port operator Transnet Port Terminals intends maximising on the enormous growth market represented by Africa. 

Company Announcement: Fluor Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

30th April 2012 Fluor Corporation announced today the kickoff of the company’s centennial year with a major employee celebration event held this past weekend at 14 locations around the globe. 

South Africa

By: Asha Ramsaran     27th April 2012 What’s On provides you with information about conferences, exhibitions, seminars, training courses and other events pertaining to general industry and the mining sector. To include information about an upcoming event, e-mail whats-on@engineeringnews.co.za with key details. 

Internet traffic sharing can help reduce bandwidth costs

27th April 2012 A free Internet traffic exchange, the first open and public peering facility available in South Africa to enable service providers (ISPs) to exchange traffic, will reduce local bandwidth costs, says vendor neutral data centre provider Teraco Data Environments MD Lex van Wyk. 

Company aims to become main player in marine construction industry 

By: Yolandi Booyens     27th April 2012 South African construction group Stefanutti Stocks aims to position its marine construction division to win a big chunk of State-owned Transnet’s overall R300-billion infrastructure spend over the next seven years. 

Fluid power association to release market survey results soon

By: Sashnee Moodley     27th April 2012 The South African Fluid Power Association (Safpa) expects the results of the second fluid power market survey to be released soon. 

Shipping line prepares for Transnet developments

By: Yolandi Booyens     27th April 2012 New infrastructure developments at the Port of Durban, which form part of freight transport group Transnet’s R300-billion, seven-year capital expenditure programme, will have a big impact on all shipping lines calling at the port, says global shipping company Maersk Line. 

New hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder service centre opens

27th April 2012 Hydraulic components supplier Bearing Man Group (BMG) Hydraulics has extended its service offering by opening a dedicated facility for the service, repair and manufacture of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders at its Benrose manufacturing facility and warehouse. 

New inspection technology for marine industry 

By: Yolandi Booyens     27th April 2012 Anchor Testing and Rigging Services, a subsidiary of international equipment supplier Anchor Industries, plans to introduce an automated inspection and safety compliance management system (ISCM), the Field ID, onto the South African harbour and offshore market. 

Service provider focuses on development of maritime professionals

By: Yolandi Booyens     27th April 2012 Specialist maritime services provider Smit Amandla Marine reports that there is a lot of interest in the company’s cadet training scheme, particularly from learners at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and the Durban University of Technology (DUT). 

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