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Local demand lower than rest of Africa

By: Tracy Hancock     5th August 2022 The demand for valves specified for mining applications in the rest of Africa is much higher than demand in South Africa, says valve manufacturer RGR Technologies MD Marinus Ras. “New underground mines are starting to come on stream in certain parts of the continent, where greenfield construction... 

Glencore to restart South African oil refinery in fourth quarter

By: Reuters     4th August 2022 Global commodities trader Glencore will restart its Cape Town oil refinery in the fourth quarter this year, more than two years after a deadly explosion shuttered the plant, Chief Executive Gary Nagle said during an earnings call on Thursday. The 100 000 bl/d refinery is run by Astron Energy,... 

Boost uptime and productivity with SKF MultiPoint Automatic Lubricators

3rd August 2022 “Automatic multi-point lubricators are increasingly becoming an essential component for maintenance programmes,” says SKF Product Manager – MaPro, Eddie Martens. “Switching to automatic lubrication can reduce operational costs significantly by helping to eliminate failures related to excessive or... 

Tshepo Mahanuke appointed JRA CEO

By: Schalk Burger     2nd August 2022 The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has appointed Dr Tshepo Mahanuke as Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) CEO, and will usher in a service delivery ethos, said CoJ Transport MMC Funzi Ngobeni. Mahanuke will be tasked with ensuring the city’s roads network is fit-for-purpose through proactive repairs and... 

Samsung relaunches Samsung Service Centre impacted by KZN looting

1st August 2022 In July 2021 the Samsung Customer Service Centre in Riverhorse Valley was one of many businesses impacted by the looting in KZN. Due to the severe damage, Samsung had to look for new premises in order to re-build. This is why the company is proud to announce that the redesigned location is now... 

South African energy crisis: the practical implications of the government's proposed interventions

29th July 2022 By Jason van der Poel, Partner, Mzukisi Kota, Partner, Hielien Venter, Partner, Aviva Hoekstra, Associate & Emma Bleeker, Trainee Attorney from Webber Wentzel President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the Government's intention to implement various "bold, courageous and decisive action[s] to close the... 

Old dame receives a new makeover

29th July 2022 Repairs to the external façade of a commercial development in De Korte Street in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, has been successfully completed by Citi-Con, a leading concrete repair specialist. It was an extensive and technically complex undertaking that entailed repairing many thousands of... 

GAS EMERGENCY

29th July 2022 The European Union (EU) is pursuing emergency plans to shore up gas supplies ahead of winter amid fears that Russia will limit supply. Activities to save and store more gas accelerated after Russia closed the Nord Stream 1 pipeline for repairs earlier this month. Curtailments of Russian shipments... 

Eskom says measures unveiled by Ramaphosa will aid recovery of ‘disappointing’ coal fleet  

By: Terence Creamer     27th July 2022 Electricity utility Eskom says the measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa will enable it to intensify its maintenance efforts to drive improvements to the energy availability factor (EAF) across its coal fleet, where the performance has been “disappointing”. In a statement released to... 

Yet another agri dealer switches to Massey Ferguson

22nd July 2022 Such has been the success of the Massey Ferguson brand in the Delmas, Mpumalanga region that AGCO Africa appointed M&F Bemarking as a dealer over a year ago. A family-owned business, M&F Bemarking was established more than 20 years ago as a specialist agricultural equipment and tool supplier.... 

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