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Zest WEG Group achieves Level 1 BBBEE status

By: Simone Liedtke     12th September 2018 Motors and controls manufacturer WEG’s subsidiary, Zest WEG Group, on Wednesday announced that it has achieved Level 1 status under the Broad-Based Black Economic-Empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice. The achievement follows just over a year after Zest WEG reached Level 2 status, in... 

BAIC vehicle manufacturing plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     27th July 2018 Beijing Automotive Group Corporation South Africa opened its 88 969 m2 vehicle assembly plant, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, on July 24.  

BAIC SA opens vehicle assembly plant at Coega IDZ

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th July 2018 Chinese vehicle manufacturer Beijing Automotive Group’s South African subsidiary, BAIC SA, on Tuesday opened its 88 969 m2 vehicle assembly plant, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, near Port Elizabeth.   The company has completed the critical construction and equipment installation... 

Community project receives Saice honours

By: Donald Makhafola     20th July 2018 The eThekwini municipality’s Provision of Water and Sanitation to Informal Settlements project was awarded the 2018 South Africa Institute of Civil Engineering (Saice) Durban region award for the most outstanding civil engineering achievement in the category of community-based projects last... 

Hydraulics industry on the rise

By: Paige Müller     4th May 2018 After a two-year-long hydraulic industry slump, the South African Fluid Power Association (Safpa) predicts a sustainable boom in demand for new hydraulic equipment. Safpa VP Dustin Pereira told Engineering News that the hydraulics industry has been in a slump since the last quarter of 2015. He... 

Firm reiterates Africa’s importance as strategic region

6th April 2018 Africa remains a strategic and promising business region for integrated infrastructure delivery company Aecom, and as the outlook for the continent remains positive, the company is ensuring it has the necessary staff and technical expertise to allow it to capitalise on growth opportunities. In... 

AECOM reiterates Africa’s importance as a strategic business region

20th March 2018 Africa remains a strategic and promising business region for AECOM. While the outlook for the continent remains positive, the integrated infrastructure delivery company is ensuring it has the necessary staff and technical expertise to allow it to capitalise on growth opportunities. In West... 

Denel looks for new market in Africa

By: Donald Makhafola     23rd February 2018 State-owned aerospace and defence technology company Denel is looking to grow its export market by exploring other areas of specialisation, innovation, customisation and cyberspace. 

Innovation Extends To Empowerment For Level 2 Rated Zest Weg Group

1st September 2017 At the leading edge of electric motor technology and related sectors, the Zest WEG Group is also innovating its empowerment initiatives by facilitating ownership of its shares by two black owned Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) that directly benefits communities in need. A subsidiary of the... 

Zest WEG Group achieves Level 2 BBBEE status 

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st September 2017 Motor and controls manufacturer WEG subsidiary Zest WEG Group has taken steps to create a broader-based and more sustainable ownership foundation to ensure its compliance with the new Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice, which has seen the group achieve a Level 2... 

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa buys Equator Bottlers in Kenya

By: African News Agency      6th July 2017 South Africa-headquartered Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) announced on Thursday that it has concluded negotiations to acquire Equator Bottlers, the third largest Coca-Cola bottler in Kenya, for an undisclosed amount of money. This comes after the acquisition was approved by the Competition... 

Transnet denies claim that no CSR locomotives made in South Africa 

By: Terence Creamer     21st June 2017 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has described as “inaccurate” the claim that none of the locomotives procured from China South Rail (CSR) have been manufactured locally. Research commissioned by independent economic research institution Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)... 

‘Not one’ CSR locomotive made in South Africa, economic research group claims 

By: Terence Creamer     14th June 2017 Research commissioned by independent economic research institution Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) has found that, despite local-content obligations, not one of the China South Rail (CSR) locomotives being procured by Transnet has been assembled in South Africa and that all have... 

Transnet sets up special review committee as locomotive-contract heat is turned up

By: Terence Creamer     9th June 2017 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has established a special committee to review the company’s procurement processes, with a specific focus on the locomotive acquisition programme. The programme, and specifically the procurement of 359 electric locomotives from China South Rail (CSR),... 

Truckers block access to Goldcorp’s Peñasquito, could flag Q4 restart risk

By: Henry Lazenby     3rd October 2016 TSX- and NYSE-listed gold major Goldcorp has implemented an orderly shutdown of its flagship Peñasquito mine, in Mexico, saying Monday that a trucking contractor had been illegally blocking entry to the site since last Wednesday. The protest has its roots in Goldcorp's efforts to diversify its... 

Shaft sinking industry group launches, seeks to create new opportunities

By: Ilan Solomons     16th September 2016 The South African Shaft Sinking, Equipment and Services (Sasses) supply group, a subgroup within the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (Saceec), was officially launched at the Electra Mining Africa 2016 tradeshow in Johannesburg, this week. Sasses aims to assist local manufacturers... 

Local content priority for PRASA contract

29th July 2016 French multinational rail transport company Alstom, which has a controlling stake in local rail transport consortium Gibela, has reinforced its commitment to ensuring local content forms a significant portion of the multibillion-rand contract signed between Gibela and the Passenger Rail Agency of... 

Gibela secures 32 local suppliers for R51bn PRASA contract, seeks many more

By: Irma Venter     10th June 2016 The number of local suppliers in the R51-billion contract to produce 600 new passenger trains for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has reached 32. Six trains have been completed and shipped to South Africa to date. These units form part of an order of 20 that are being imported... 

Cost-sharing initiative to save small businesses

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th June 2016 Welding services provider Federal Steel Company MD Phakamile Buthelezi has implemented a cost-sharing initiative that has helped to keep several small businesses in Turfontein, in the south of Johannesburg, afloat during a challenging economic start to the year for the welding industry. 

Locally manufactured high-pressure globe valve for power industry

By: Schalk Burger     13th May 2016 Locally manufactured high-pressure globe valves for use in the power generation industry were launched last month and would be piloted by three State-owned power utility Eskom plants over an extended period in preparation for local procurement fulfilment, said advanced industrial valve... 

MZI cuts the ribbon at Keysbrook

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     4th April 2016 Coal developer Paringa Resources had launched a bankable feasibility study (BFS) at the Buck Creek No 2 mine, in the US, following a positive scoping study. “We are looking forward to rapidly progressing the BFS with the aim of starting construction during mid-2017. Moving directly to a BFS has... 

Manufacturer offers alternative prepackaging, processing solutions

By: Nadine James     11th March 2016 The expected increase in food production, in conjunction with challenges, such as water scarcity and economic restrictions, will force the agriculture and food and beverage (F&B) sectors to adapt packaging, and processing practices, to improve performance and reduce operational costs, says... 

Sars serves notice to crooks with new cargo scanner

By: News24Wire      23rd July 2015 The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has served notice to organisations that flout the law with a message that the "game is over". Sars on Wednesday debuted a new container scanner at the Cape Town port, following the launch of a similar device in Durban. 

South Africans to sip on Starbucks by next year

By: Tracy Hancock     14th July 2015 Starbucks Coffee Company will open full-format stores, bringing its entire range of food and beverages, including its ethically-sourced Arabica coffee, to South African consumers by next year. JSE-listed Taste confirmed on Tuesday that its wholly owned subsidiary, Taste Food Franchising, had... 

Pipe oversupply creates fierce competitiveness

By: Dylan Slater     26th June 2015 A current oversupply of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes in the domestic and export markets is leading to fierce competition between local suppliers and manufacturers, says Pretoria-based plastic pipes manufacturer Pipeflo. 

Italian electronics group says localisation of components makes business sense

By: Schalk Burger     26th June 2015 Italian electronic components subsidiary Microelettrica Scientifica South Africa is producing components and electrical equipment with local content of between 50% and 90% based on non-negotiable economic drivers. This approach has benefited the parent company Microelettrica Scientifica while... 

Speedy in steel: Elquip Solutions introduces cutting technology which will revolutionise the steel industry

15th June 2015 The steel industry is a key sector in South Africa, with many local suppliers of steel to ground-breaking local and pan-African infrastructure projects. It is therefore imperative that precision is integral to the steel-making process. Not only will this increase the steel manufacturing sector’s... 

Elquip Solutions introduces cutting technology which will revolutionise the steel industry

22nd May 2015 The steel industry is a key sector in South Africa, with many local suppliers of steel to ground-breaking local and pan-African infrastructure projects. It is therefore imperative that precision is integral to the steel-making process. Not only will this increase the steel manufacturing sector’s... 

Telkom to nurture entrepreneurs through new full-spectrum programme

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th May 2015 Information and communications technology (ICT) major Telkom on Thursday unveiled its new R100-million plus programme to incubate and develop starting up and existing entrepreneurs and small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs). The ‘FutureMakers’ programme would bolster enterprise and... 

Locomotive manufacturer sources local suppliers

By: David Oliveira     27th June 2014 Rail technology manufacturer Bombardier Transportation South Africa (BTSA) is in the process of negotiating and signing supplier subcontracts for the supply of 240 electric locomotives at a base cost of R10.4-billion to State-owned rail operator Transnet. Bombardier Transportation business... 

Rapid expansion reaps award

By: David Oliveira     21st March 2014 South Africa-based, women-owned chemicals manufacturer and distributor Elegant Line Chemicals received the Frost & Sullivan 2013 South African Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award in the industrial commodity chemicals space last month. Elegant Line Chemicals has expanded rapidly within its... 

Minister Davies joins Bell to celebrate 50 000th vehicle

6th February 2014 Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies visited Bell Equipment's manufacturing facility and head office in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal at the end of January where he toured the factory and celebrated the handover of the company's 50 000th vehicle. Bell Group Chief Executive Officer, Gary Bell... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th December 2013 Eskom has confirmed that it has engaged a second contractor to design and install the control and instrumentation boiler protection system software for the Medupi project. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th November 2013 Eskom has reported that the Unit 6 boiler feed pump one-directional testing has been successfully completed. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th September 2013 Eskom has reported that there has been a delay in fitting emission control equipment at the Medupi power station. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th September 2013 The Medupi power station project forms part of State-owned power utility Eskom's integrated strategic electricity plan. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

6th September 2013 The Unit 1 generator stator was lifted into position on August 17, 2013. 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th January 2013 Illegal protest action at the Medupi power station brought work on the project to a standstill on January 17. 

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