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Sabrina Jardim

Sabrina Jardim

Sabrina Jardim is a Creamer Media Features Journalist for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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S Africa hampered by rolling stock challenges

29th July 2022 South Africa is facing challenges regarding its rolling stock, owing to rail networks being vandalised during Covid-19 lockdowns, and this will be costly to repair, says consultant and supplier of new and used locomotives African Railway Systems COO Dylan Knott. The shortage of locomotives and... 

Association to host conference

29th July 2022 The South African Heavy Haul Association (SAHHA) is hosting its conference from August 2 to 4 at Emperor’s Palace, in Kempton Park, Gauteng. This year’s conference theme: ‘Safe, resilient and efficient heavy haul’, was prompted by the challenges the rail network system is facing. These challenges... 

Gibela unveils its one-hundredth train set

29th July 2022 Earlier this month, train manufacturer Gibela celebrated the high-profile handover ceremony of its one-hundredth train set to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) in Dunnottar, Ekurhuleni. The event was attended by Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula, Gauteng Premier David Makhura,... 

Industry body partners with department

29th July 2022 The African Rail Industry Association (ARIA) is working together with the Department of Transport (DoT) and other bodies to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will formally recognise ARIA as its official partner in advocacy on behalf of the rail industry. The association currently has... 

Rail revitalisation needed

29th July 2022 Revitalising South Africa’s rail infrastructure is necessary to ensure that it is a reliable, available, competitive and efficient mode of transport, allowing users to capitalise on the sector’s being safer, more reliable and low carbon emitting, says rolling stock manufacturing company Alstom... 

New industrial lighting solution beneficial for industry

22nd July 2022 Industrial lighting specialist Magnitech is expected to release the MAGFLOOD – its new industrial floodlight – this month. The fit-for-purpose industrial floodlight will provide optimal lighting in the harshest of environments through the use of precise optics, world-class components and a truly... 

Technology beneficial for lighting sector

22nd July 2022 Technological advancements have become prominent in commercial and industrial lighting applications, which has created additional benefits for the sector, says lighting manufacturer Regent Lighting Solutions MD Randal Wahl and technical sales manager Chris Gijzelaar. Technological trends include... 

Lighting manufacturer embarks on local projects

22nd July 2022 Johannesburg-based lighting manufacturer Regent Lighting Solutions embarked on various projects for the industrial and commercial lighting industry last year. The company took on a project for online retail company Takelot in Johannesburg and Cape Town from July to May of this year. 

Local industry faces challenges

15th July 2022 The South African fasteners manufacturing industry is facing challenges, such as raw materials, distribution and utilities difficulties, says fastening technology specialist provider Swagefast Fastening Systems MD Jay Rossouw. He says these challenges are caused by factors such as weak economic... 

Company reaps benefits of manufacturing locally

15th July 2022 Sourcing fasteners locally rather than importing them enables customers to avoid potential pitfalls, including logistical delays, erratic steel prices and shipping costs, says fasteners manufacturer Impala Bolt and Nut MD Derek Cohen. South Africa requires investment in the renewable-energy,... 

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