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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). 

South African property recovery failed to take off in 2011

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th April 2012 South Africa’s commercial real estate market maintained modest growth over 2011, producing a 10.4% total return according to the South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) and performance analysis company Investment Property Databank’s (IPD’s) yearly South Africa Property Index report.... 

Nissan seeks to extend reach into SA’s luxury market

By: Irma Venter     27th April 2012 In a move to expand its product offering into all segments of the new vehicle market, Nissan South Africa (Nissan SA) will bring the luxury Infiniti brand to domestic showrooms. 

Kum Naicker

27th April 2012 Position: South Africa cargo manager at Emirates SkyCargo Main Activity of the Company: Worldwide provision of airfreight and logistics services  

Tokyo conference to showcase gold’s industrial advances – Mintek

By: Martin Creamer     26th April 2012 Gold continues to search for its industrial potential, particularly at the nanoscale. Minuscule, nanosized gold particles – measuring three- to four-millionths of a millimetre – are selectively reactive at the nanoscale, while remaining stable and oxidation immune, a property shared with... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     26th April 2012 Transnet has followed up its recent purchase of the old Durban International Airport site, with the release of a number of separate tenders. 

Company Announcement: Consumers will win with Wal-Mart in SA

24th April 2012 Wal-Mart’s entry to SA will change the face of retail in the country, and local consumers will be the ultimate winners. 

Company Annnouncement: Modena Design Centres secures its sales future with TSPI Group

24th April 2012 Modena Design Centres, the Southern African Autodesk gold partner, is overcoming the challenge of eventual sigmoid growth plateau experienced by the majority of businesses and is also successfully weathering the current adverse economic climate, due to the sales performance improvement programme... 

SA backs ‘developmental integration’, but still keen on African gateway role  

By: Terence Creamer     20th April 2012 One of the few novel themes explored in the latest version of South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap) is the concept of ‘developmental integration’ – an emerging idea that seeks to align South Africa’s industrial policy aspirations with the even more challenging goal of regional... 

South Africa

By: Asha Ramsaran     20th 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. 

Software suite enables digital prototyping for manufacturers

By: Schalk Burger     20th April 2012 An intelligent engineering software suite takes lines from a designer’s sketches, converts them to vectors that can be manipulated by a product developer, with the data then fed to a mechanical design package that can be used for mechanical analysis and research of materials or manufacturing... 

SA backs ‘developmental integration’, but still keen on African gateway role

By: Terence Creamer     20th April 2012 One of the few novel themes explored in the latest version of South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap) is the concept of “developmental integration” – a emerging idea that seeks to align South Africa’s industrial policy aspirations with the even more challenging goal of regional... 

Mark Wilson

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     20th April 2012 Position: Chairperson of Alstom South Africa Main Activity of the Company: Electrical, mechanical manufacturing, service, project management and distribution 

Bank unit buys municipality’s carbon credits

By: Dimakatso Motau     20th April 2012 Nedbank group investment banking division Nedbank Capital has bought verified carbon units (VCUs) issued under the Verified Carbon Standard by Nedbank Capital from the eThekwini Municipality, for the environmental benefit arising from renewable energy power generation using landfill gas.  

Company Announcement: Aggreko Expands in South Africa with Opening of Service Centre in Cape Town

17th April 2012 Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has officially opened its new service centre in Cape Town. 

Hermans and Roman Properties to list on JSE 

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th April 2012 Real estate company Hermans and Roman Properties (HRP) on Monday announced its intention of listing its linked units on the JSE during the second quarter of 2012. The property management company, which was expanding its focus to include investing in and managing retail and office properties in... 

SAAF Mobile Deployment Wing core to air defence and peacekeeping missions

By: Keith Campbell     13th April 2012 The aircraft may get all the attention, and they may be the reason for the existence of the South African Air Force (SAAF), but the flying squadrons could not function effectively or efficiently without the support of a wide variety of ground units. 

13/04/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th April 2012 Durban’s new ‘dig-out’ port will test Transnet’s new private-sector participation scheme; South Africa’s inadequate commodity railway network is in line for a R100-billion boost; and South Africa is losing engineers to other countries because of the lack of project work in this country. 

Bush-hammered-finish flooring introduced onto local market

By: Leandi Kolver     13th April 2012 Concrete products manufacturer Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA), in partnership with flooring solutions supplier Superb Flooring Systems has recently introduced bush-hammered finish flooring, which makes use of HTC technology, to the local market, says PMSA marketing and sales manager Quintin Booysen. 

Rail enterprise reveals long-term growth plans 

13th April 2012 State-owned enterprise the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa’s) Vision 2015 plan aims to position it as the top public transport provider in high-volume corridors.  

SAAF Mobile Deployment Wing core to air defence and peacekeeping missions

By: Keith Campbell     13th April 2012 The aircraft may get all the attention, and they may be the reason for the existence of the South African Air Force (SAAF), but the flying squadrons could not function effectively or efficiently without the support of a wide variety of ground units.  

South African online auction breaks records

By: Dimakatso Motau     13th April 2012 Industrial auctioneer GoIndustry DoveBid’s London office was a hive of excitement, on March 22, as the South African online auction of construction equipment and vehicles broke all records with over 120 lots reaching a whopping R23-million.  

African Utility Week returns to Johannesburg

13th April 2012 “We have come full circle, in a way," says African Utility Week (AUW) director Claire Volkwyn.  

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th April 2012 Transnet has concluded a R1.8-billion property deal with fellow State-owned company Airports Company South Africa for the acquisition of the former Durban International Airport site. 

Nissan to sell Infiniti premium cars in SA, plans on the table for taxi, budget markets

By: Irma Venter     12th April 2012 In a move to expand its product offering into all segments of the new-vehicle market, Nissan South Africa (Nissan SA) said on Thursday that it would bring the luxury Infiniti brand to domestic showrooms. “We are thrilled to be bringing Infiniti to South Africa and we are confident that it will... 

Weak demand in civil construction

By: Sapa     12th April 2012 The civil construction industry picked up slightly in the first quarter of 2012, but demand is still weak, according to the latest FNB/BER civil construction confidence index released on Thursday. "Activity is up, but the slow rate at which new work seems to be coming on stream could hamper the... 

South Africa

By: Asha Ramsaran     6th 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.  

Phase 2 of green street project to be undertaken

By: Leandi Kolver     6th April 2012 Following the successful completion of the first phase of South Africa’s first green street retrofit project in Cato Manor, in Durban, a second phase will now be undertaken, reports Green Building Council of South Africa socioeconomic & advocacy consultant Sarah Rushmere. 

New process opens way for full-spectrum platinum beneficiation 

By: Martin Creamer     5th April 2012 The Kell Process, which slashes electricity consumption by eliminating the power-guzzling smelting step in the processing of platinum-group metals (PGMs), also opens the way for full-spectrum platinum beneficiation, including the facilitation of fuel cell and autocatalytic converter manufacture.... 

Company Announcement:The South African Society for Engineering Education playing an active role in South Africa

5th April 2012 The South African Society for Engineering Education was founded at its inaugural meeting on 27 August 2010, Bruma, Gauteng.  

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. 

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