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Liberty Two Degrees appoints new FD

By: Anine Kilian     Updated 2 hours 45 minutes ago Real estate investment trust Liberty Two Degrees has appointed José Snyders as the company’s new FD, effective immediately. He succeeds John Sturgeon, who will remain on the board as a nonexecutive director. 

The World's Largest Gate Valve

     23rd March 2017 “When the world’s most impressive pipeline scheme asks for 100 year asset life valves, you listen. Blackhall Engineering Limited has a proven track record of making 100 year asset life valves, and we’ve recently designed and manufactured the World’s Largest Gate Valves ever for Texas, USA. My... 

RNC, private equity firm Waterton Global form nickel-focused partnership

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd March 2017 Canadian miner Royal Nickel Corp (RNC) has joined forces with private equity firm Waterton Global Resource Management (WGRM) to buy, develop and operate nickel assets. The companies on Wednesday announced that they had inked a joint venture (JV) accord that will result in Waterton buying a 50%... 

Africa’s biggest copper find keeps giving as Ivanhoe hits mineralisation 3.8 km west of Kakula

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd March 2017 The TSX-listed stock of Africa-focused explorer Ivanhoe Mining on Tuesday rose 12% after it announced that it had encountered more shallow, high-grade mineralisation at Africa’s largest copper deposit ever – the Kamoa-Kakula copper discovery, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A new hole... 

DBSA secures $100m AFD loan facility to support continental activity

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th March 2017 The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has secured a $100-million loan facility from the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), earmarked for energy, water, transport and information and communication technology infrastructure across Africa. The DBSA aims to continue to advance... 

New air and ground urban transport concept pops up

By: Keith Campbell     17th March 2017 European aerospace giant Airbus and Italy-based transport design, engineering and production services company Italdesign have combined to design a new approach to meeting future traffic snarl-ups in major cities, which they have designated Pop.Up. This was unveiled at the recent 87th Geneva... 

Partnership aims to build 25 fly farms a year

By: Irma Venter     17th March 2017 Austria-based engineering group Christof Industries has partnered with waste-to-nutrient company AgriProtein to build up to 25 fly farms a year. AgriProtein rears fly larvae (on an industrial scale) on organic waste and harvests the larvae to make natural, high-protein animal feed products.  

Power products on display at Solar Show Africa

By: Nadine James     17th March 2017 Global electronics company Omron Electronics will showcase its power-monitoring, power-management and energy-saving products at the Solar Show Africa 2017 – which runs alongside the Power & Electricity World Africa 2017 conference taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre on March 28 and 29.... 

UK Minister forecasts major nuclear expansion over next 20 years

By: Keith Campbell     17th March 2017 It is estimated that, over the next 20 years, more than £930-billion will be invested in expanding civil nuclear energy capacity worldwide. This was affirmed by UK Secretary of State for International Trade Dr Liam Fox in his keynote address at the Civil Nuclear Showcase 2017 in London, at the... 

ASSA ABLOY Entrance systems supplies Besam automatic door systems to Rosebank Towers

     16th March 2017 ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems partnered with AOC Johannesburg and Reusable Walling Systems to install five safe, secure and convenient entrance and exit solutions at Rosebank Towers in Johannesburg. Besam door systems present a great entrance and exit solution for businesses such as Rosebank... 

Multotec Launches As A Fully Botswana Company

     16th March 2017 After five years of successfully growing its market in Botswana, mineral processing solutions provider Multotec will now be relaunching as a fully-fledged subsidiary – locally registered and rooted in Botswana. “With our head office in Letlhakane and additional site offices at Jwaneng, Orapa and... 

BBE Group launches new automation division

     16th March 2017 The BBE Group, specialists in mine ventilation, refrigeration and energy optimisation engineering, have established a new automation division to extend its services.  BBE Automation primarily supports the Group’s consulting services and turnkey projects, but also provides automation and... 

Business Leadership South Africa disputes proposed customs functions transfer

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th March 2017 Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) on Wednesday said it opposes the proposed transfer of the South African Revenue Services’ (Sars’) customs functions to a new border management agency, which is what the Border Management Agency Bill, currently before Parliament, proposes. “Sars must remain... 

BC Iron completes first stage of potash earn-in

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     15th March 2017 ASX-listed BC Iron has completed the first stage of its earn-in into the Carnegie potash project, in Western Australia. The junior on Wednesday said it had earned a 15% interest in the project by contributing A$500 000 and its mobile exploration camp facilities to the joint venture (JV). 

Optimism on minerals seen seeping down to grassroots explorers

By: Henry Lazenby     15th March 2017 Noting the optimism exhibited at the recent Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) international convention, held in Toronto, project generator Transition Metals says the fundamental shift in confidence it saw over the past year is consistent with this. “If you look at the... 

Parker Hannifin Celebrates 100 Years

     14th March 2017 After a Century of Growth and Innovation, Entrepreneurial Spirit of Founder Art Parker Lives On at This Global Engineering Powerhouse Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding on March 13, 1917 and... 

West Wits eyes second SA development

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     14th March 2017 South Africa-focused West Wits Mining has selected a second surface project for development at its Soweto cluster gold project, in Gauteng. The ASX-listed company told shareholders on Tuesday that the Main and South Reef (M&S) project had been selected as the second project to be developed in the... 

PRASA gets interim board in attempt to bring stability

By: Natasha Odendaal     13th March 2017 Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has appointed an interim board to stabilise the ailing Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and guide the parastatal until a new, permanent board is selected. Peters last week dissolved the entire PRASA board on the back of “declining performance, lack of... 

ANC wants Presidency to have more powers to allocate State resources

By: News24Wire      13th March 2017 The frican National Congress (ANC) has proposed that the Presidency be strengthened to become a "strategic centre of power" in government, driving resource allocation within the state. This is one of the key proposals in the governing party’s policy document on legislature and governance released... 

Afrisam Steps In To Boost Customer Efficiency

     10th March 2017 A new initiative by leading cement and construction materials supplier, AfriSam is helping concrete product manufacturers (CPMs) to reduce their costs of production while maintaining quality output. According to Amit Dawneerangen, AfriSam’s national sales manager, the new service is an Efficiency... 

Foundry process developer expands wafer-fabrication facility

     10th March 2017 Specialty foundry process developer and fabricator Noel Technologies has expanded its wafer-fabrication facility in Silicon Valley by adding square footage and installing additional equipment that boosts its production capacity by 25%. 

Water scarcity increases need for water treatment chemicals

     10th March 2017 South Africa's growing water scarcity and infrastructure inadequacy are projected to lead to to an escalation in the need for effective water treatment chemicals, notes market research company Frost & Sullivan. The company notes that a rise in environmental awareness has accelerated the move away... 

Africa’s Biggest Coatings Show Entrusted To Major Global Expo Organisers

     9th March 2017 Leading international exhibitions organisers, dmg events - Middle East, Asia & Africa, will in June next year stage Coatings for Africa 2018, the largest event for its industry on the continent. Coatings for Africa – the longest-running coatings event in Africa - is jointly presented by the SA... 

European groups unveil new air/ground urban transport concept

By: Keith Campbell     8th March 2017 European aerospace giant Airbus and Italy-based transport design, engineering and production services company Italdesign have combined to design a new approach to meeting future traffic snarl-ups in major cities, which they have designated Pop.Up. This was unveiled on Tuesday at the... 

ELB and Haver & Boecker signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

     8th March 2017 ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd (ELB) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Haver & Boecker OHG (HB), from Oelde Germany, which will allow ELB to provide a broader service to its existing and future clients in the Sub Saharan African region. Haver &... 

4AX appoints four new directors

By: Anine Kilian     7th March 2017 South African securities exchange 4 Africa Exchange (4AX) has appointed four new independent, nonexecutive directors – Mfundiso Johnson Ntabankulu Njeke, Thabo Vincent Mokgatlha, Deon Rossouw and Theo Vorster – to its board.   “Each of these appointees will play an active role in offering... 

The Importance Of Specialisation In The Civil Engineering Sector

     7th March 2017 As a Civil Engineer you may be seeking a new job opportunity. You believe that you have the qualifications and experience to land your dream job. You initiate the job application process by completing your online application, attaching your CV and creating the perfect LinkedIn profile. You expect... 

Crowded herd of lithium explorers faces culling as supplies rise

By: Reuters     7th March 2017 The crowded field of explorers fighting for capital to produce lithium faces a painful reckoning as supplies build and prices flatten, leaving those with low costs and powerful partners still standing, industry consultants say. Prices of the critical component in rechargeable batteries used in... 

BBE Group launches new automation division

     3rd March 2017 The BBE Group, specialists in mine ventilation, refrigeration and energy optimisation engineering, have established a new automation division to extend its services.  BBE Automation primarily supports the Group’s consulting services and turnkey projects, but also provides automation and... 

South Africans Cannot Afford To Ignore The Water Crisis

     3rd March 2017 While the maintenance and development of infrastructure is an important element of addressing South Africa’s water scarcity issues, changing peoples’ attitude to water usage and effectively managing the demand for water are equally critical, writes Sean Molloy, GIBB General Manager: Integrated... 

New General Manager for Maptek EMEA and CIS operations

     3rd March 2017 Maptek is pleased to announce that James Moncrieff has been appointed General Manager to lead our operations across Europe, Middle East, North Africa and CIS. A part of the Maptek family for 13 years, Moncrieff was until recently managing the Maptek I-Site reseller distribution network in Asia... 

BBE Group launches new automation division

     3rd March 2017 The BBE Group, specialists in mine ventilation, refrigeration and energy optimisation engineering, have established a new automation division to extend its services.  BBE Automation primarily supports the Group’s consulting services and turnkey projects, but also provides automation and... 

Fortinet Launches New Program for Managed Security Service Providers

     3rd March 2017 Fortinet®, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the launch of a comprehensive new program to empower MSSPs (Managed Security Service Providers) with the tools, expertise, training, and support to accelerate profitability, expand growth, increase market... 

Band-It flourishes in SA market due to novel applications and products

     3rd March 2017 The South African market continues to have unique applications for stainless steel band, buckle systems, preformed clamps, and cable tie products from Band-It, which means it continues to be an important growth area for the international OEM. Visiting local Band-It distributor, Banding &... 

Water crisis impacting economic growth, but there are solutions – GIBB

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd March 2017 With the Water Research Commission (WRC) predicting that South Africa will require 17% more water by the year 2030 and with the country’s water supplies almost fully allocated, it has become even more pressing to change peoples’ attitude towards water use and effectively manage water demand,... 

SA-based company partners with Chad to develop country’s nascent minerals sector

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd March 2017 Gold mining, refining and resources development company Quaestec Gold Africa Resources has partnered with the government of Chad to develop the Central African country’s nascent mineral resources sector, says company CEO Charles Fourie. Chad’s gold deposits occur over 1 200 km, from the south to... 

Call for entries for Steel Awards 2017

     3rd March 2017 The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) is calling for entries for the thirty-sixth annual Steel Awards scheduled to take place simultaneously on September 13 in Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal and the Western Cape.  

Entries open for Aveng Trident Steel Awards

By: David Oliveira     3rd March 2017 Entries are open for the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction’s (Saisc’s) Aveng Trident Steel Awards 2017 and Cadex Systems South Africa Photo Competition. Saisc CEO Paolo Trinchero says after the high standard of last year’s awards, there has been “extraordinary” expectation... 

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