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Troubles at SAA helping to drive local businesses to budget airlines

By: Rebecca Campbell     6th July 2018 Business travel sources have reported that troubled State-owned national carrier South African Airways (SAA) has slashed the discounts it gives to corporations for business travel. Furthermore, the airline’s cutbacks on certain routes have also adversely affected major businesses. The consequence... 

From Upington to Durban, Incledon has South Africa covered

8th June 2018 With branches in every major South African city, leading quality fluid conveyance solutions provider Incledon has a formidable national footprint. This allows it to target many major water-infrastructure projects in the country at present. DPI Trading, a division of the larger national Incledon... 

Knysna rental company acquires high-quality TLB

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th December 2017 The downside of unreliable plant hire equipment is two-fold; for the end-user, unplanned downtime translates into project delays, while for the plant hire company, faulty gear translates to foregone profits and a tarnished reputation, says George-based equipment distributor Carlu Tractors.  

Besam automatic door systems at Lanseria International Airport

6th July 2017 ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems’ automatic entrance and exit solutions facilitate passage at Lanseria International Airport’s international departures terminal as well as to offices at the facility. First established in 1974 and located North of Johannesburg, Lanseria is South Africa’s only... 

FlySafair shifts focus to keeping air fares low amid tough environment

24th January 2017 Low-cost carrier FlySafair will focus on implementing changes in the business to improve cost efficiencies and keep its fares as low as possible. The company on Tuesday said it had made a profit in 2016 – its second year of operations – despite a tough trading environment with low economic growth... 

Giant Flag project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     7th October 2016 The first satellite image of the Giant Flag has been released. 

Two years into project, Giant Flag outlines visible from space 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd October 2016 The first satellite image of the Giant Flag, near Graaff-Reinet, in the Eastern Cape, has been released, with the outlines of the South African flag clearly visible. The 66 ha flag will be made up of 2.5-million coloured succulents and a 4 MW solar field. The novelty project will also include a... 

Agriculture entrepreneurs innovate to take awards

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     1st September 2016 Innovation in the local agriculture sector was highlighted at this year’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, with pelleting solutions provider Agricon owner Johan Eksteen named the overall winner. Pelletising is used globally by manufacturers of animal feed or at recycling facilities that... 

Lanseria in midst of expansion, upgrade programme

By: Keith Campbell     19th August 2016 South Africa’s biggest and busiest privately-owned aerodrome, Lanseria International Airport, continues to expand and upgrade its facilities to meet rising demand for both domestic and international services. These increases embrace passenger numbers and the numbers of scheduled commercial... 

South African budget airline inaugurates new route

By: Keith Campbell     1st August 2016 South African low cost airline FlySafair celebrated the latest step in its expansion on Monday with the landing of its first scheduled flight at Lanseria International Airport, which lies south-west of Pretoria and north-west of Johannesburg. The flight originated in Cape Town. FlySafair is part... 

Fourways Airconditioning is expanding – yet again!

30th May 2016 The secret of Fourways Airconditioning’s success ever since we started over 15 years ago has always been – we sell service! And ‘service’ in our view means ‘being close to our customers’. That’s why we’re not only situated in metropolitan areas such as Durban, P.E., Cape Town, George and... 

Infrastructure still Budget priority with R870bn allocation

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th February 2016 South Africa’s government plans to inject R865.4-billion into infrastructure projects such as housing, roads, rail, public transport, water and electricity, maintaining its public infrastructure investment commitments over the next three years. The 2016 Budget, tabled on Wednesday, showed... 

George Airport gears up for the 14th Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge

15th February 2016 George Airport and the George municipality are gearing up for the biggest racing event, the 14th Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge exclusively for athletes with physical disabilities to be hosted in the coastal city of George on Saturday the 20th of February 2016.The Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge... 

PPE supplier’s new management system reduces TCO

By: Nadine James     2nd October 2015 Personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier Bramhope Health and Safety has introduced holistic solutions to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of PPE and safety items, including its award-winning PPE management system. Bramhope CEO Isak Marais notes that the system, which provides a... 

Two SA airlines initiate and announce new domestic routes

By: Keith Campbell     28th August 2015 South African low cost airline Mango, part of the State-owned South African Airways (SAA)group, has announced that it is to initiate a new route between Gauteng’s Lanseria International Airport and Durban in October and will add another flight on its Lanseria/Cape Town route. Lanseria lines... 

SA low cost carrier increases routes and frequencies to and from Lanseria

By: Keith Campbell     17th August 2015 South African low cost airline Mango, part of the State-owned South African Airways group, announced on Monday that it is to initiate a new route between Gauteng’s Lanseria International Airport and Durban in October and will add another flight on its Lanseria/Cape Town route. Lanseria lies... 

South African low-cost airline upgrading its fleet

By: Keith Campbell     24th July 2015 South African low cost carrier (LCC) FlySafair, which started operations in October last year, has announced that it is upgrading its fleet with three new generation Boeing 737-800 airliners. Furthermore, along with the new aircraft the airline will be introducing a new livery and new,... 

New SA low-cost airline upgrading fleet

By: Keith Campbell     14th July 2015 South African low-cost carrier (LCC) FlySafair, which started operations in October last year, announced on Tuesday that it is upgrading its fleet with three new generation Boeing 737-800 airliners. These were previously leased by the South African Airways group (including LCC Mango). FlySafair... 

Crane specialist completes Zim project, invests R600m in fleet revamp

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th April 2015 South Africa-based mobile crane hire company Johnson Crane Hire’s (JCH’s) heavy-lifting division in January completed a heavy lift project at platinum mining major Impala Platinum’s Zimbabwe-based subsidiary Zimplats’ Selous Metallurgical Complex for global engineering company FLSmidth. JCH’s... 

DoL considers instituting sectoral determination in construction sector 

By: Natalie Greve     11th August 2014 The Department of Labour (DoL) will on Tuesday begin an investigation into the building sector with a view to establishing a sectoral determination (SD), which prescribes minimum wages and conditions of employment for specific industries. SDs dealt with the protection of workers in vulnerable... 

DoT allocates R5.5bn to public transport networks in 13 cities

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th July 2014 The Department of Transport (DoT) has allocated R5.5-billion in the current financial year to plan, build and operate integrated public transport networks in 13 cities. Presenting the DoT budget for the 2014/15 financial year, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters outlined the department’s budget... 

Immigration rules will not be changed – Gigaba

By: Sapa     14th July 2014 The Department of Home Affairs will not change certain points in the new immigration regulations but will deal with problems raised since their implementation, Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Monday. "We are willing to engage with anybody who has concerns about the implementation," he said. 

Truck and bus group strongly opposed to further cleaner-fuels delays

By: Irma Venter     4th July 2014 Daimler Trucks and Buses South Africa (DTBSA) is “strongly opposed” to the delayed introduction of cleaner fuels into the country, says DTBSA MD Kobus van Zyl. “We are deeply disappointed.” 

Daimler Trucks SA laments clean fuel delay, forecasts positive market

By: Irma Venter     24th June 2014 Daimler Trucks and Buses South Africa (DTBSA) is “strongly opposed” to the delayed introduction of cleaner fuels into the country, says DTBSA MD Kobus van Zyl. “We are deeply disappointed.” 

Metal industry strikes loom in July as wage talks remain deadlocked

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd June 2014 As the metal and engineering industry sector braced for a possible strike from July, with wage talks remaining deadlocked a week before the expiry of the current agreement, the National Employers Association of South Africa (Neasa) embarked on a nationwide roadshow to get a mandate from its... 

Rand decline causes SA airline turbulence

By: Keith Campbell     21st February 2014 The number one challenge facing the South African airline industry is the devaluation of the rand. “It’s a big challenge,” affirms Comair CEO Erik Venter. “It has devalued by about 25% over the past year. This has had immediate impacts on fuel prices. It also has an impact on maintenance and on... 

Pro Auto Rubber

14th February 2014 Gauteng-based Pro Auto Rubber, which was established in 1995 to mainly service the automotive industry, has grown into a large company specialising in rubber extrusions, mouldings, flocking profiles, coextruded rubber profiles, rubber and seal kits for various makes of vehicles, rubber grommets,... 

Rand ructions causing SA airline turbulence

By: Keith Campbell     6th February 2014 The number one challenge facing the South African airline industry is the devaluation of the rand. “It’s a big challenge,” affirmed Comair CEO Erik Venter to Engineering News Online on Thursday. “It has devalued by about 25% over the past year. This has had immediate impacts on fuel prices. It... 

Difficult choices ahead for institute’s Steel Awards judges

By: Ilan Solomons     16th August 2013 A workers accommodation project, which used the light-steel frame building (LSFB) method on Saint Helena island, in the South Atlantic Ocean, about 1 770.2 km west of Luanda, Angola, and the new office building of banking firm Standard Bank in Rosebank, Johannesburg, are among the 50 entries for... 

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