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Thumbs up for online concrete tech training

THE switch to online training by Cement & Concrete SA’s School of Concrete Technology has been enthusiastically welcomed by the construction and related industries...

New SA distributor for top earthmoving brand

KEMACH Equipment is now the appointed South African partner to Liebherr for the sales and aftersales service of construction and earthmoving machinery. That’s according to...

Dispute resolution: helping to keep it civil in the civils sector

SETTLING disputes is a key aspect of maintaining fairness and stability in any sector, and the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI)...

Embedded generation threshold boost will spark innovation

By Malvin Naicker THE government’s announcement of an increase in the threshold for generation licence exemptions for embedded generation projects from 1MW to 100MW is...

Confidence up, buying is back, industry sales data indicates

AGGREGATED monthly sales data from over 600 South African companies reports that 20 business sectors outperformed the pre-COVID first quarter of 2020. Despite the impact...

How to protect heritage or historic buildings from fire risk

THE issue of protecting heritage structures and other buildings containing priceless artefacts or documents from fire risk came into stark focus in mid-April when...

Seal-less, self-priming pumps make for minimal maintenance

BMG’s Ingersoll Rand ARO fluid handling products are engineered to deliver high performance and serviceability, enabling users to achieve the best cost of ownership. That’s...

A better spin on concrete power line poles?

TRANSMISSION and distribution powerlines in suburban and rural areas need poles that can withstand harsh environments, inclement weather and vandalism, in order to ensure...

Warning! Read this before you use your gas heater again

WITH large parts of the country recently in the grips of sub-polar weather conditions, many homes and workplaces turned to gas heaters to keep...

Energy from the power of the moon

WITH the help of modern technology from SKF, another source of power from nature, besides sun and wind, is being tapped: that of the...

Avoid delays in concrete finishing this winter

IN winter, the colder ambient temperatures can cause delays in concrete strength development as well as finishing aspects. This is a real headache for...

Hydraulic solution for tracked carrier compaction conundrum

HYTEC South Africa and Bosch Rexroth Germany joined forces to develop a hydraulic solution for Bell Equipment that would minimise ground compaction in tracked...

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Ports authority pulls plug on Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal

TRANSNET National Ports Authority (TNPA) has pulled out of development of the proposed new liquid bulk storage terminal at the Port of Ngqura but...

R253m road project boon for EC town

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) met with the Dordrecht business fraternity recently to discuss the economic benefits and job opportunities presented by...

Council tweaks budget in bid to stop taps running dry

AS the ongoing drought continues to grip the Kouga region, Kouga Municipality Council recently adjusted its capital budget in an attempt to prevent taps...

NMB drought mitigation plans ‘in overdrive’

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s drought mitigation plans are in overdrive as the region continues to experience insignificant rainfall and low dam levels that...