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PM3 paper machine, Germany

By: Sheila Barradas     17th August 2018 Propapier is building a state-of-the-art PM3 10 000 mm wire width paper machine in Leipzig. 

Cobalt hunt takes Aussie explorer to forest on BMW's doorstep

By: Bloomberg     13th June 2018 The search for cobalt, a key component of the battery-powered auto fleets of the future, has arrived on BMW AG’s doorstep with a discovery of an ore deposit not far from the plant where the German manufacturer makes its i3 electric city car. The cobalt find in a forested section of Saxony’s... 

On-The-Air (01/06/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st June 2018 Former Energy Director-General Nelisiwe Magubane this week called for clean coal technology to be introduced to stave off litigation; Vigorous new investment in junior mining is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of this year and The positive role platinum can play to clean the world’s air... 

Transport Decarbonisation Alliance launched

By: Simone Liedtke     25th May 2018 The Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA), a coalition aiming to catalyse the accelerated decarbonisation of the transport sector, was launched earlier this week in Leipzig, Germany, as part of the International Transport Forum (ITF). Rail transport company Alstom and partner companies, cities... 

Tenova TAKRAF continues to set new benchmarks in belt pulley fabrication

20th September 2017 With headquarters in Leipzig (Germany), TAKRAF is a leading global solutions provider in the mining, bulk material handling and minerals processing industries. The company is also an important manufacturer of high-end components such as belt pulleys and boasts a strong reputation in this area. A... 

Stenprop mulls London listing as it pursues UK prospects

By: Mia Breytenbach     23rd June 2017 Following the acquisition of a portfolio of 25 multilet industrial (MLI) properties in the UK earlier this month, JSE-listed property investment company Stenprop is  considering the merits of a conversion to real estate investment trust status, as well as a possible listing on the LSE. The... 

Stenprop pursues UK prospects; mulls Reit status, LSE listing

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th June 2017 Following the acquisition of a portfolio of 25 multilet industrial (MLI) properties in the UK earlier this week, JSE-listed property investment company Stenprop is  considering the merits of a conversion to real estate investment trust status, as well as a possible listing on the LSE. The company... 

Atlantis Foundries casts about for new business as it emerges from Daimler fold 

By: Irma Venter     5th May 2017 The current focus of Atlantis Foundries (AF) is to secure new business, products and customers, in addition to the existing business, says AF chief commercial officer Sally Redshaw. “We were unable to source new business under the ownership of Daimler, as it was not part of [its] strategy.” 

Atlantis Foundries casts for new business as it emerges from Daimler fold

By: Irma Venter     5th May 2017 The current focus of Atlantis Foundries (AF) is to secure new business, products and customers, in addition to the existing business, says AF chief commercial officer Sally Redshaw. “We were unable to source new business under the ownership of Daimler, as it was not part of their strategy.” 

African aviation warms to carbon reduction – Iata

By: News24Wire      20th May 2016 African countries seem to be coming around to a global scheme to offset carbon emissions in the aviation industry, Tony Tyler, CEO of the International Air Transport Association (Iata), told Fin24 on Wednesday. “In the past a lot of African countries were anxious and concerned about such a carbon... 

MoU signed by South African and German airport companies

By: Keith Campbell     27th March 2015 The Airports Company South Africa recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with German company Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding. The MoU was signed at the recent Air Cargo Africa 2015 conference, next to OR Tambo International Airport. "This has been two years in the making," said the... 

SA, German airports companies sign MoU

By: Keith Campbell     26th February 2015 The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with German company Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding. The MoU was signed at the Air Cargo Africa 2015 conference, next to OR Tambo International Airport. "This has been two years in the making," said... 

Aquatronics, a new skill that was showcased by Festo at WorldSkills in Cape Town

3rd February 2015 The WorldSkills SA National Competition took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre between 28 January and 01 February 2015. Participants competed in various skills areas from various sectors, ranging from Manufacturing Technology, Social and Professional Services to IT and... 

BASF supplies paints for innovative electric car

7th February 2014 New BMW i3 body design presents new challenges for the coating BASF and BMW have once again teamed up, this time for the i3, the BMW Group’s first model driven purely by electric power. BASF is supplying basecoats in four colours for the new i3 production line at the BMW plant in Leipzig. The i3... 

Room for optimism as SA shifts artisan-training gears

By: Janet Lopes     1st November 2013 Artisan training has finally become firmly entrenched as a national priority in South Africa on the basis of a burst of energy and innovation over the last few years. This new status was confirmed when Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande declared 2013 as the ‘Year of the... 

Room for optimism as SA shifts artisan-training gears

By: Janet Lopes     1st November 2013 Artisan training has finally become firmly entrenched as a national priority in South Africa on the basis of a burst of energy and innovation over the past few years. This new status was confirmed when Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande declared 2013 as the ‘Year of the... 

Afrox ploughs skills and technology back into SA industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th September 2013 A top performing welder, Houston Isaacs, of welding, cutting and gas products company Afrox, recently returned from participating in the WorldSkills competition in Leipzig, Germany. This follows Isaacs being named the winner of the South African Institute of Welding’s (SAIW) Young Welder of the... 

Afrox Ploughs Skills and Technology Back into SA Industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th August 2013 A top performing Afrox welder, Houston Isaacs, recently returned from participating in the WorldSkills competition in Leipzig, Germany 

SA draws lessons, but Koreans lead way at 2013 trade-skills games

2nd August 2013 Janet Lopes - The 2013 edition of the international WorldSkills competition, which was held recently at the renowned exhibition centre in Leipzig, Germany, attracted over a 1 000 competitors from 47 countries, including South Africa, who competed for top honours across 46 trade disciplines. The... 

Virtual renewable power plants

By: Karel Smrcka     25th May 2012 Siemens recently put two virtual power plants into operation. Virtual power plants are networks of several small power stations that are run as a single system. 

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