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OECD, Sars, Treasury sign MoC for taxation collaboration

By: Simone Liedtke     11th January 2019 The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the South African Revenue Service (Sars) and the National Treasury on Friday signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC), in which all parties agreed to continue working together in the area of taxation. The MoC is in place until... 

Certified NDT personnel needed

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     20th July 2018 A major challenge facing the nondestructive testing (NDT) sector is that companies require NDT personnel who are certified, says technical solutions specialist African NDT Centre Level 3 consulting manager Abdur-Rahman Mahomed. However, to acquire certification, technicians must meet certain... 

Rope access, drone combo for Tsumeb Namibia maintenance project

28th May 2018 Skyriders has carried out routine inspections of two smokestacks and one cooling tower using a highly successfully combination of rope access and Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) drones for client Dundee Precious Metals at the Tsumeb Namibia mining operation. The drones completed a general... 

Engen continues to walk-the-walk at Nampo 2018

15th May 2018 Billed as the biggest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere, Nampo has since its inception in 1966 provided many great moments in the recent history of South African agriculture. The annual Nampo Harvest Day is a forum for the majority of stakeholders in the agricultural sector to get... 

Skyriders scores full marks for NDT inspection at Eskom power stations

10th April 2018 Rope-access specialist Skyriders has been honing its Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) expertise since 2002, having received the stamp-of-approval from Eskom to conduct this specialist service at its power-station fleet, including Kendal in Mpumalanga. NDT forms part of a holistic Wear Failure System... 

International Amateur Radio Union youth camp to be hosted in South Africa

By: Simone Liedtke     5th April 2018 The Youngsters-on-the-Air youth camp, which brings together radio amateurs younger than 26, will be held for the first time in South Africa from August 8 to 15. Eighty young radio amateurs from across Europe, Africa and parts of the Middle East are expected to attend the event, which will enable... 

Afrisam Builds Quality And Reliability In Downturn

22nd February 2018 Seeing through the challenging economic times requires an even more intense focus on quality, as this is what drives efficiency and cost effectiveness, according to Afrisam general manager readymix Amit Dawneerangen. “AfriSam has consistently differentiated itself in the readymix marketplace by... 

Key future trends and the way forward for women in the Africa Energy sector

22nd January 2018 The 2018 Women In Energy Conference, a dynamic interactive side event of the African Energy Indaba (AEI) will take place on the 19th February 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.  The 4th annual Women in Energy Conference is designed to aid an increase in leadership... 

What Does It Mean, Why Should You Care?

13th September 2017 Digital transformation is more than a mere buzzword. Modern businesses must evolve as the digital age continues to overtake lives, both personally and professionally. To maintain the capability to leverage intricate market changes, businesses must undergo an in-depth metamorphosis. This digital... 

New challenges abound in fundamentally changed diamond market

By: Henry Lazenby     11th January 2017 The future of the diamond industry hinges on the follow-through of structural changes that have been prompted by the challenges the industry faced, and the opportunities presented in a fundamentally changed diamond market, independent diamond analyst Paul Zimnisky says in a new blog post. He... 

When bearings wear

3rd November 2016 It’s a fact of life that all bearings, even the most highly engineered, will eventually wear and require either repair or replacement. This article explores the options for engineers working in the paper and pulp industry.  Bearings are critical components that are used heavily in both pulping... 

The paper chase

By: Riaan de Lange     7th October 2016 If you were a child in the mid-1970s, then you can truly relate this article. Back then, children would spend an evening, preferably a few evenings, in front of a television set, gazing at the South African Broadcasting Corporation's (SABC’s) text panel transmission, which lasted for all of two... 

Metric Auomotive Engineering Stands By Remanufacturing As A Viable Option

13th June 2016 The weakened Rand continues to place pressure on local companies importing products and components. This means that remanufacturing of components to OEM standards rather than purchasing new engine components is a solid option as it affords less downtime, quicker turnaround times and less capital... 

Gauteng to Showcase Township Tourism at Indaba 2016

4th May 2016 The Gauteng Tourism Sector Strategy has led to the discovery and promotion of incredible tourism talent in the province.  According to Gauteng Tourism CEO Siphiwe Ngwenya “Gauteng Tourism has run programmes to identify Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs) which show the potential to uplift the... 

‘True leaders do not tolerate the corrupt or corruption’ – Phosa

By: African News Agency      20th April 2016 “The People’s Constitution, our land’s supreme law founded on the principles of the Freedom Charter of 1955, has been tested by fire, and emerged stronger than before,” said Dr Mathews Phosa during a diplomatic mission luncheon on Tuesday. Phosa, who was speaking to more than 20 Asian... 

The 8th CemenTrade Summit raises the question of whether Africa is a continent of challenge or opportunity

13th April 2016 In the past few years, emerging economies have accounted for an increasing share of global gross domestic product (GDP). Following the economic crisis as well as during the recovery process, emerging economies cemented their role as critical drivers of global growth which made it easier to... 

Metric Automotive Engineering Takes The Guesswork Out Of Rebuilding The Latest Generation Engines By Offering Ipd-Style 123 Gasket Sets

7th April 2016 Metric Automotive Engineering has taken the guesswork out of rebuilding the latest-generation Caterpillar® engines by offering IPD-style 123 gasket sets, Andrew Yorke, operations director, says. “These gasket sets mean you simply order one part number and receive one box, with everything that you... 

Metric Automotive Engineering Launches Ipd Crankshafts For Caterpillar® C9, C13 And C15 Engines

17th March 2016 Metric Automotive Engineering has released Caterpillar® C9, C13 and C15 crankshafts from IPD into the local aftermarket. This follows on from IDP’s successful crankshafts for older generation Cat® engines such as the 3306, 3406 and 3408. “The quality of the crankshafts are all fully certified by... 

Innovative Pressure Testing And Flushing Technology Guarantees Component Cleanliness

24th February 2016 Indicative of Metric Automotive Engineering’s strategy of implementing best practice to the advantage of its customers, the company has introduced innovative technology that will guarantee the cleanliness of coolers and will eliminate the issues that many customers have faced in the past with... 

Access To Quality Diesel Engine Replacement Parts Reduces Downtime And Maintenance Costs For The Mining Sector

2nd February 2016 The growing cost of maintenance, especially with the current exchange rate issues, has spurred the growth of low cost, low quality spurious replacement parts. Andrew Yorke, director at Metric Automotive Engineering, says that this is especially true in those sectors, such as earthmoving and... 

Metric Automotive Engineering Offers Multilayer Steel (Mls)

25th September 2015 Metric Automotive Engineering has made the latest Multilayer Steel cylinder head gasket sets for Caterpillar® C13 engines from IPD available to the local rebuild market. “The MLS construction features a graphite mating surface treatment,” Andrew Yorke, operations director, says. It comprises a... 

Metric Automotive Engineering

4th September 2015 Positioned as a world-class diesel engine components remanufacturer, Metric Automotive Engineering is South Africa’s most comprehensively equipped remanufacturer. The company was established as a family business in 1969 and has an operating philosophy of investing in the latest technology and... 

Women power - making a difference in the construction industry

11th August 2015 Teachers are essential in helping to build and train young minds. And, if recent developments in the construction world are anything to go by, it appears that they are just as adept at handling bricks and mortar as they are at teaching children. By making use of their backgrounds as educators,... 

Metric Automotive Engineering Positions Itself As World Class Remanufacturing Centre

2nd July 2015 Metric Automotive Engineering is positioning itself as a world class remanufacturing centre. “Some companies believe that diesel engine component repair or remanufacture can only be done properly in Europe or America. This is not true. We have facilities and competencies that are comparable to... 

Reef Fuel Injection Services Reduces Downtime Of Caterpillar Customers By Offering An In-Field Fuel System Diagnostic Service

9th June 2015 Reef Fuel Injection Services is helping to reduce the downtime of its Caterpillar customers by offering an in-field fuel system diagnosis. “We can pinpoint what the exact problem is, right down to a specific faulty fuel injector which we can then remove and rebuild, as well as recalibrate the... 

Metric Automotive Engineering Invests In Latest Technology Significantly Boosting Its Crankshaft Grinding Capacity

25th May 2015 Metric Automotive Engineering has made a major investment in new technology thereby significantly boosting the company’s crankshaft grinding capacity. The massive new machine is capable of grinding crankshafts with a length of up to 4.7 metres and a weight of up to 5 ton. Andrew Yorke, operations... 

Metric Automotive Engineering Announces Availability Of Ipd Parts

2nd February 2015 Metric Automotive Engineering has announced the availability of IPD parts for Caterpillar® C15 engines for mining and industrial applications. These include cylinder kits and components such as a new IPDSteel® friction welded piston design (patent pending), which features an integral cooling oil... 

Metric Automotive Engineering Announces Connecting Rod Bearings

17th November 2014 Metric Automotive Engineering has announced the availability of connecting rod bearings for Caterpillar® 3500 series engines from IPD. “This is part of IPD’s concerted drive to introduce new products that help cut costs for owners of Caterpillar® equipment without jeopardising engine performance... 

Metric Automotive Engineering Rounds Up Recent Launch Of Idp Aftermarket Parts For Caterpillar® Diesel Engines

27th October 2014 A range of IPD aftermarket parts for Caterpillar® diesel engines are available from Metric Automotive Engineering. “This is part of IPD’s concerted drive to introduce new products that help cut costs for owners of Caterpillar® equipment without jeopardising engine performance or life,” operations... 

Metric Automotive Engineering Releases 30 New Ipd Gasket Sets

2nd October 2014 Metric Automotive Engineering has announced the availability of 30 new IPD Style 1-2-3 gasket sets for a range of Caterpillar® C32 engine applications. These range from in frame to out of frame and cylinder replacement options for D11T tractors, 992K and 993K loaders, 777G off highway trucks and... 

Renewables repositioning to meet mining industry’s energy needs 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th September 2014 It is increasingly clear that mining and renewable energy are two businesses that belong together and, yet, figuring out the nuts and bolts of getting projects off the ground is not always easy. For many renewable-energy companies, the slow pace of approving projects poses an ongoing challenge.... 

Remanufacturer commissions advanced laser measurement and alignment system

1st March 2013 Local diesel engine and component remanufacturer Metric Automotive Engineering has commissioned an advanced laser measurement and alignment system, which aims to simplify bore and bearing journal alignment for the automotive sector. “The new-generation heavy diesel engines are now moving from 16... 

Company Announcement: MTN Business App of the Year 2012 Winner Announced

2nd August 2012 MTN Business congratulates the 2012 App of the Year winners  

Mazor says foundation laid for further growth

By: Irma Venter     1st June 2012 JSE-listed construction materials supplier Mazor saw revenue for the financial year ended February 29 increase by 25% to R233.4-million. 

Mazor on the mend as it ups revenue, profit

By: Irma Venter     15th May 2012 JSE-listed construction materials supplier Mazor saw revenue for the financial year ended February 29 increase by 25% to R233.4-million. Operating profit was up 49% to R2.5-million. CEO Ronnie Mazor said on Tuesday that although he was satisfied with the improvement in the group’s performance,... 

Company Announcement: IPD Awarded Patent for Two Piece Cast Ferrous Crown Piston for Internal Combustion Engine

2nd March 2012 IPD Parts, represented in southern Africa by Metric Automotive Engineering, has been awarded a patent for a new two piece piston. This articulated piston, precision cast with a crown of high strength ferrous material, offers high strength, durability and heat resistance, wear resistance and is... 

Kappa Engineering

11th November 2011 East Rand-based Kappa Engineering specialises in the manufacture, assembly, testing and repair of hydraulic cylinders used mostly in underground trackless mining, earthmoving, drilling and exploration, and waste management.  

Honingcraft

14th October 2011 East Rand-based Honingcraft is a manufacturer and supplier of honed hydraulic cylinder tubes, hard-chromed shafts and cast iron bars for the hydraulic industry. 

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