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Fuel price hikes bad news ahead of winter crop plantings

By Paul Makube IN just over a month’s time, farmers will be preparing themselves for the onset of the winter crop planting season. Farmers planted...

Zest for local content fuels company’s Africa growth

ZEST WEG’s four decades in Africa have produced a powerful local manufacturing base, and a growing footprint across sub-Saharan Africa, strengthening supply chains and...

Garage shop chain launches private label line

ENGEN has launched a new private label convenience brand, saying that all products in the range are locally sourced and offer good quality and...

Why this electricity industry ‘saviour’ is now a pariah

By Marcel Buckner SOMETIMES today’s hottest new product is tomorrow’s problem child, and this is true for sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), a man-made colourless, odourless gas...

Enhanced data collection for better lubrication management

SKF has extended the capability of its Enlight ProCollect portable data collection system, enabling maintenance engineers to plan lubrication routes around a factory or...

Energy industry award for NOx abatement solution

BABCOCK’S Ntuthuko Engineering business recently implemented one of the first nitrogen oxide (NOx) abatement projects in the South Africa, notching up a prestigious energy...

New TLBs help keep pipeline project green during the lockdown

KEEPING its customers up-and-running during the lockdown and providing them with the same level of service and support that they are accustomed to has...

Wireless tech boosts automated machine monitoring

SKF has teamed up with connectivity experts LumenRadio to create a new wireless monitoring system, measuring vibration and temperature. The “SKF Enlight Collect IMx-1...

Helping refiners keep workers and surrounding communities safer

EMERSON’S new DataManager software v8.2 helps refiners monitor corrosion of hydrofluoric (HF) acid alkylation units which, the company says, helps to prevent costly, unplanned...

Managing welding costs by optimising shielding gas mixtures

Manufacturing costs have increased significantly in the last few years due to a number of external factors. The current challenge for manufacturers is to...

Mobile modular unit to disinfect streets in COVID-19 hotspots

THYSSENKRUPP Industrial Solutions South Africa (TKISSA) is to provide low cost, robust, mobile units to dilute and spray disinfectant for use in COVID-19 hotspots. That’s...

Water company lands plum treatment chemicals contract

AQUAMARINE Water Solutions has been appointed sole distributor of the Aquatech range of MEMGARD water treatment chemicals in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. According to...

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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...