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Atlas Copco compressors and light tower win Red Dot Design Awards

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Stockholm, Sweden, April 4, 2017: Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has won two prestigious Red Dot Design Awards for 2017 for portable compressors and a LED light tower. “We are proud to once again be recognised with this distinguished prize for outstanding design,” said Andrew Walker, President of Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area. “As always, our product design has focused on providing true customer benefits such as boosting performance and operator comfort while reducing fuel consumption and service needs.” The Red Dot Design Award for 2017 recognises Atlas Copco’s 8-series portable compressor range as well as the HiLight H5+ LED light tower. Both products are designed and manufactured by the Portable Energy division in the Construction Technique business area. The 8-series compressors are recognised for raising the design standards when it comes to size, weight, efficiency and performance, partly by incorporating the …

BALLITO JUNCTION REGIONAL MALL OPENS

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The fully-let Ballito Junction Regional Mall opened its doors March 2017 on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, bringing an exciting array of comprehensive, quality shopping to the growing, diverse and flourishing consumers of Ballito and its surrounds. Owned and developed by the consortium of Menlyn Maine Investment Holdings and Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment, Ballito Junction Regional Mall is the major expansion of an existing 10,000sqm shopping centre, which has grown eight times its size, to a massive 80,000sqm of world-class shopping. With its sheer size, shopping and leisure variety, unique attractions, and all-encompassing services and amenities, Ballito Junction is positioned to serve the large cross-section of shoppers. This gives it a dominant position and super-regional pull. Besides its wide-ranging shopping experience and top-notch retailers, the mall is designed to be a real asset for its community – an expanding community that had become…

Corporate girl power

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On 25 May 2017, Atlas Copco South Africa afforded nineteen Grade 10 leaners the opportunity to experience first-hand company dynamics, functionality and culture within a corporate working environment as part of the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work initiative. This was the fourth consecutive year that Atlas Copco has supported this initiative which was first introduced to South African businesses in 2003. “Women are increasingly making their mark as significant contributors to the country’s economy and it is therefore imperative that women are developed and empowered from an early age i.e. at school level,” says Kathryn Coetzer, Corporate Communications and ACademy Manager, Atlas Copco South Africa. “This year we therefore decided to reach out to Grade 10 learners because this is the year when they are making subject choices that will determine their future career paths. It is the perfect time to inspire these young women by providing them with some insight into the corporate environ…

CDE will shed light on how to improve efficiencies and ROI at ConMin

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Leading wet processing company CDE will be showcasing 25 years of international expertise to Nigerian and other West African mine and quarry operators at the ConMin West Africa trade show in Abuja from 13 to 15 June. The global company will introduce the significant benefits of materials washing technology to the sand and aggregates industry, demonstrating how businesses can expand by increasing both their range of products and production levels, as well as make profits and a quick return on investment. South Africa may still be ahead of the infrastructural drive on the African continent, with a robust and consistent development of its sand and aggregates market, but Nigeria is snapping at its heels. With a population of 190 million people and correlated expanding infrastructure needs, Nigeria is resetting its economic focus to address any barriers to its economic growth, and in order to encourage private and domestic investments. For sand and aggregates producers, the Nigerian const…

Dickinson Energy Ltd secures funding for Using Wasted heat to generate electricity

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Due to renewable energy drive PPA models have become mature and can be used to facilitate capital and BOT for WHR projects • Only Pay for electricity generated at a discounted rate • Improve your company image – Environmental, CO2 targets • Competitive edge • Stability of process • Mitigate risk In a recent development, Dickinson Energy Ltd recently secured funding for its cement plant waste heat recovery projects through a large institutional financing partner. The development means that all of Dickinson Energy Ltd.’s waste heat recovery projects are now eligible for turnkey project finance loans at low interest rates. Qualifying projects would have to meet prequalification specific requirements for (CO2 offset finance). Dickinson Energy Ltd is a member of Dickinson Group of Companies. The company primarily focuses on installation, operation and maintenance of Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) Power Generation technologies for different industries across sub-Saharan Africa. Industri…

Building bridges: better links to Sandton Central for everyone

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Big inroads are being made improving access for everyone travelling into, out of and around Sandton Central, South Africa’s financial hub. Some of the largest positive impacts have come from building new bridges. Three new bridges will connect Sandton Central in a way that improves transport for the area and forges stronger bonds between different communities. “Sandton Central is South Africa’s cosmopolitan centre of trade, ideas, interaction and lifestyle. Excellent accessibility plays a key role in this. Ensuring that people can easily come to work, visit, stay, shop, or be entertained in Sandton Central is something we take seriously. We strive to provide an exceptional experience,” says Elaine Jack, City Improvement District Manager of the Sandton Central Management District (SCMD), which manages the public urban spaces of this leading city. Over 10,000 people walk between neighbouring Alexandra and Sandton Central every day. The City of Joburg is bringing pro-poor high-quality …

Happy 10th birthday Legae!

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On 1 April 2017 the Legae Community Childcare Centre celebrated 10 years of providing assistance and schooling to children in the Daveyton area on the East Rand. SKF was there to celebrate with them. Partnering with St Andrews and St Marks Presbyterian Churches, SKF South Africa established Legae Community Childcare Centre in Daveyton on the East Rand in March 2007. 'Legae' which aptly means 'home', provides care to children suffering from HIV/AIDS but also comes to the aid of other disadvantaged children in need. In addition to a pre-school and a care centre for up to 50 children, there is also an after-care facility for twenty school-going children up to the age of thirteen. Attendance at Legae is free of charge and the Centre is mainly staffed by people from the surrounding community. Children receive two meals a day as well as snacks and the occasional food parcel is also provided which they can take home. The Centre ensures that the children receive basic …

SKF Enlight Centre redefines machine condition monitoring for the maritime sector

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SKF launches Enlight Centre, a next-generation Internet-enabled condition-based maintenance (CBM) and condition monitoring (CM) system designed for the global marine industry. SKF Enlight Centre is a first-of-its-kind, asset based (as opposed to measurement focused) machine health monitoring system, featuring a radically simplified user interface, designed for use by engineers and managers throughout the marine sector. This new web based ‘software-as-a-service’ tool represents the first phase of a multi-segment software development strategy, from SKF’s machine health software team, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The goal is to roll out this comprehensive, standardised machine condition monitoring offering across all sectors of industry and transportation, where remote monitoring and operation is required. The new software will eventually replace SKF's existing @ptitude Asset Management System. SKF Enlight Centre is designed to meet the changing needs of today's marine as…

CORE TRAYS

Geological Exploration is the process of meticulously searching for and analyzing potential areas where useful or precious minerals, metals, and other resources can be mined or otherwise extracted from the earth. Mining companies may conduct mineral exploration projects, akin to highly advanced prospecting, to learn more about potential sites for new mines. Geologists or engineers with geosciences backgrounds are often an important part of the mineral exploration and prospecting process. The sites used in Geological exploration can serve as an excellent source of info for geology students who are pursuing an interest in mining and mineral exploration. An expansive range of mining and geology topics are covered by these sites, and they are not listed in any kind of ranking order, since all of them offer top-notch information in their particular area of expertise. To ensure efficiency, Geologists use various tools to assist them in collection of samples for research purposes. One of the…

SKF goes the extra ‘production line’ mile to ensure on- time delivery

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SKF South Africa received an order from an OEM customer to supply bearings, units, housings and sleeves for a conveyor pulley application. According to SKF Key Accounts Manager, Anneritha Maritz, the customer, a leading OEM manufacturer of conveyor pulleys, requested complete delivery within one month from order. “However, the 2016 summer holidays in Europe would delay the required delivery date by approximately four weeks. So we approached the SKF planning department based in Gothenburg, Sweden, for assistance. They immediately came to our aid; instead of closing the lines in the factory for the holidays, they in fact opened up three production lines to accommodate the manufacture of the bearings and complete the order on time.” The OEM customer was extremely pleased to receive the SKF bearings and related products on the promised delivery date which in turn enabled them to meet their delivery deadline to the end-user. The OEM is a longstanding SKF customer who has bee…

Studios@Burnett New Student Accommodation Apartment Block, University of Limpopo.

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Today, big universities such as the University of Limpopo are faced with a major problem of insufficient accommodation as a result of high number of students being admitted. The high population of students cannot fit into the university’s accommodation program leading to the need for outside housing for their students.This is the reason why universities and other institutions of higher learning are nurturing good relations with private accommodations such as the Studios@ Burnett accommodation that are a stone throw distance from the institution. Studios@ Burnett accommodation block is homely, luxurious, in a clean environment and pocket friendly. Still, it is in a short distance from the University. It is divided into; single studios, double studios and two bedroom units.The block consists of the following; fully furnished and self-contained studios that is own bathroom, kitchenette,fridge, microwave and one plate induction stove, study room & entertainment section that is DSTV,…

Engineers running supply lines in parallel to deliver on time and on budget

Engineering firms are continuously being challenged to think further out of the box to meet tighter deadlines and cut down on costs in what has become a very competitive construction and mining environment. When Multi-disciplinary global engineering group DRA was awarded the Whabouchi Mine project, they were requested to have a building shell for the on-site concentrator in place within six months. The Whabouchi Mine is located in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Region of Quebec and Nemaska Lithium owns 100% of the claims. Whabouchi encompasses a combined open pit lithium mine and concentrator. “We had to be innovative right from the start,” says André Boilard, Sr. Project Manager at DRA. “At the time, the flow sheet had not been finalized and of course the layout had not been optimised and no one could confirm the final size of the building. Site mobilisation had to commence almost immediately, and getting everything in place was not an easy task, as absolutely nothing was prepared…

AlexandraMall, InGauteng, South Africa

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Alexandra mall is one business entity that has been opened to the public in the year 2017 on March. With it is a number of benefits such as creation of jobs for the residents as well as a convenient shopping opportunity for the residents plus other possible customers. Alexandra mall is approximately worth of R500 million and its construction location is the former sporting village of Tsutsumani in Alexandra near to the N3 freeway. The mall is co-owned by the Greater Alexandra Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Galxcoc) that is in a three-way partnership with mall constructor, Valumaxas as well as McCormick Properties. The road infrastructure within the mall has been expanded in a way that it can accommodate the populace that can probably walk, drive or even be driven by taxis to the entity. Anchor stores in Alexandra mall are majorly famous brand retailers and restaurants. Such retail stores comprise Edgars, Shoprite, Mr. Price, Pick n Pay, Adidas, Truworths, Webbers, Builders Super…

AFRICA’S FUTURE AS INDUSTRIAL POWERHOUSE DEPENDS ON ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

22 May 2017: The International Monetary Fund has predicted that the African continent is expected to become the world’s second-fastest growing economy by 2020. With vast natural resources and short shipping lanes to the Americas, Europe and Asia, Africa has the clear potential to become an industrial powerhouse. This growth, however, is contingent upon substantial infrastructure investments. This is according to Eric Toumayan, Managing Director of Government Affairs for global fast-track power provider APR Energy, who says that installing a reliable supply of electricity across the continent is paramount. Speaking at a recent African energy conference, Toumayan stated that an insufficient and intermittent power supply would likely deter investment in African projects. He points to statistics from a McKinsey Global Institute report, Lions on the Move 2, which indicates that the continent stands to nearly double its manufacturing output from $500 billion at present to $930 billion i…