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Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     5th April 2012 Transnet Port Terminals has ensured that the temporary shutdown of Pier 2 at the Durban container terminal will cause minimal disruptions. 

Sandton leading grade-A office market recovery

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd April 2012 The Sandton central business district (CBD) achieved a rental growth of 16% during the fourth quarter of 2011, Rode’s report on the South African Property Market found. Sandton’s CBD reported declining vacancy rates and improving demand for grade-A office space, indicating that Sandton could be... 

The end of the offset era for the Gripen fighter
, Saab says 
 
 

By: Keith Campbell     2nd April 2012 Swedish aerospace and defence group Saab reported on Sunday that it had fulfilled all its offset obligations with South Africa regarding the latter's acquisition of 26 Gripen fighters. Officially designated industrial participation, these offsets were divided into two categories – defence... 

South Africans challenged to save more than 300 MW during Earth Hour 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     30th March 2012 Government’s energy saving movement 49M has called on South Africans to support the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WFF’s) 2012 Earth Hour initiative by switching off their nonessential lights and appliances between 20:30 and 21:30 on Saturday. “Anything is possible if we stand together. The... 

South Africa

By: Asha Ramsaran     30th March 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. 

Airport to get new R150m runway

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th March 2012 Privately owned Lanseria International Airport has experienced significant growth over the past five years and will, this year, see the implementation of a series of development projects, including the construction of a new runway at a cost of R150-million, to improve the airport’s capacity 

Airline industry a big contributor to GDP

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th March 2012 The commercial airline industry is an important indicator of economic prosperity and a key driver of economic growth through its connectivity services, which enable trade between countries through the movement of goods and people, says global airline Emirates Southern Africa regional manager... 

Company Announcement: Vodacom turns off lights and advertising signage to support Earth Hour

27th March 2012 From 8:30 to 9:30pm on 31 March, Vodacom will turn off all its non-essential utilities in 15 offices around South Africa, as well as at all major advertising billboards and signage nationally, in support of Earth Hou 

Omnia CDM project to receive over a million emission credits

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th March 2012 Chemicals producer Omnia has been issued more than a million emission credits for the clean development mechanism (CDM) project at its nitric acid production facility, in Sasolburg. The JSE-listed company reduced its greenhouse-gas emissions from the plant by 98%, after the incorporation of the... 

Company Announcement: Laser Beam Attacks-Cause For Grave Concern

26th March 2012 Laser interference is a potential hazard to aircraft safety. From 1st January 2010 until 29th February 2012, there have been a hundred and eighty-one (181) reported incidents of this nature - at some of our major airports in South Africa. 

SA Navy reviews fleet needs as antipiracy patrol highlights capacity constraints

By: Keith Campbell     23rd March 2012 Largely unnoticed by the country’s people, the South African Navy (SAN) has moved from a largely peacetime routine to a predominantly operational profile. This change has been caused by two developments – one domestic, one foreign. The domestic development has been the adoption of the ‘back to... 

South Africa

By: Asha Ramsaran     23rd March 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. 

Goscor acquires Bobcat Equipment SA

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd March 2012 Industrial equipment distributor Goscor Group, an Imperial Holdings subsidiary, has acquired farm and construction equipment manufacturer Bobcat Equipment South Africa and Bobcat Equipment Rental South Africa. 

PE autocat producer breaches big manufacturing milestone

By: Irma Venter     23rd March 2012 BASF South Africa’s Port Elizabeth mobile emissions catalysts facility has produced its 50-millionth automotive catalyst for the catalytic converter industry, the company has announced. 

SA Navy reviews fleet needs as antipiracy patrol highlights capacity constraints

By: Keith Campbell     23rd March 2012 Largely unnoticed by the country’s people, the South African Navy (SAN) has moved from a largely peacetime routine to a predominantly operational profile.  

Company Announcement: BEKA Products Installed in the New Multi-Product Pipeline Project

22nd March 2012 BEKA’s high-quality industrial lighting products, inclusive of the comprehensive Ex classified luminaires, met the quality assurance criteria and specific lighting requirements specified by the client for this type of industrial application. 

Company Announcement: Witbank branch stocks and supplies full range of Bobcat Equipment for added customer convenience

20th March 2012 Bobcat Equipment South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a trusted supplier of the internationally esteemed Bobcat family of multipurpose machines since 1987, established a branch in Witbank as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to bring products and services closer to the customer. 

Movianto achieves full traceability for pharmaceutical, healthcare deliveries with Zetes TotalProof

20th March 2012 Movianto, logistics service provider to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industry, has implemented Zetes' TotalProof solution to ensure full traceability during the transportation of temperature-sensitive products and to optimise customer service. Companies using Movianto's... 

Lack of ships flying SA flag costing the country billions – Minister  

By: Sapa     20th March 2012 South Africa's failure to have any ships flying the country's flag was costing the country some R37-billion a year, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said on Monday. He said in Durban that of the 200-million tons of freight that left South African ports in 2009, not a single ton was carried by... 

South Africa

By: Asha Ramsaran     16th March 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. 

Pipeline tariff increase adds more upward pressure to Gauteng petrol prices 

By: Terence Creamer     15th March 2012 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) confirmed on Thursday that it had granted Transnet Pipelines a 22% tariff increase for its Durban-to-Johannesburg fuel pipeline for 2012/13, which was expected to raise Gauteng’s petrol price by a further 4c/l as from next month. The... 

Company Announcement: NERSA’s decision on Transnet Limited Petroleum Pipeline Tariffs for 2012/13

15th March 2012 On 15 March 2012 the National Energy Regulator of South Africa amended Transnet Limited’s licence to operate its petroleum pipeline system by setting tariffs, as a condition of that licence, for the period from 04 April 2012 to 02 April 2013. 

Erbacon sells 80% stake in small plant unit

By: Henry Lazenby     14th March 2012 JSE-listed construction firm Erbacon on Wednesday reported it had disposed of its 85% interest in BO’s Hire and Sales, formerly known as Erbacon Small Plant (ESP), for R30-million to Imbewu SPV4, on February 29. ESP, which is based in Durban, hires out small plant to companies engaged in... 

DoE revising LPG pricing structure, industry sees demand growing 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     14th March 2012 The Department of Energy (DoE) plans to revise the regulated pricing structure for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) before the end of the current financial year, director for hydrocarbon operation Robert Maake said on Wednesday. Speaking at a conference on LPG supply in Southern Africa, he said... 

Northern aqueduct augmentation project, South Africa

By: Lisete Bigala     9th March 2012 The Northern aqueduct augmentation project forms part of the eThekwini strategic master plan to deal with the increasing demand for water in the northern regions of Durban. 

Company Announcement: Huawei shows off new technologies at its mobile road show

8th March 2012 Huawei, the world’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has embarked on the South African leg of its Mobile Truck Road Show to demonstrate its new Enterprise solutions to partners and customers in action. 

Company Announcement: Goscor Group of Companies acquires Bobcat Equipment SA

7th March 2012 The Goscor Group, an Imperial Holdings Limited subsidiary, announces that it has acquired Bobcat Equipment SA (Pty) Ltd and Bobcat Equipment Rental SA (Pty) Ltd. 

BP economist questions economic logic of new SA refinery  

By: Terence Creamer     6th March 2012 BP chief economist Christof Ruehl has questioned the economic logic of South Africa’s plan to build a new crude oil refinery. 

SA will not deviate from African bloc in key climate talks 

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     10th October 2011 South African will take an “African” position at the global climate change meeting in Durban later this year, Environmental Affairs chief negotiator Alf Wills said on Monday, while acknowledging that the continent was not united on some environmental issues. South Africa, which is the president... 

South Africa

By: Asha Ramsaran     13th April 2011 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. 

Engen claims big environmental improvements at its Durban refinery 

By: Jade Davenport     10th September 2010 South Africa-based petroleum company Engen has significantly improved the environmental performance of its Durban-based oil refinery by completing a full year without having a single attributable sulphur dioxide (SO2) exceedance. 

Engen completes R5m upgrade of transformer oil blending facilities

By: Jade Davenport     9th October 2009 Durban based Engen Lubricants have completed a R5-million investment to upgrade their transformer oil blending facilities. 

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