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07 May 2021
SKF sets new standard for hygiene design

With companies striving to perfect a proactive approach to food safety, SKF is launching the new Food Line ball bearing…

SKF sets new standard for hygiene design

With companies striving to perfect a proactive approach to food safety, SKF is launching the new Food Line ball bearing units – Blue Range, which extends a hygienic-design mentality to bearing unit components for food-processing equipment. Innovative ball bearing units expand hygienic-design possibilities, while delivering improved reliability, reduced maintenance costs,…

06 May 2021
The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in Gauteng

By Kim Timm, Executive – Structures, Buildings and Places Kim Timm (Pr Eng), AECOM A common concern in construction within…

The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in Gauteng

By Kim Timm, Executive – Structures, Buildings and Places Kim Timm (Pr Eng), AECOM A common concern in construction within Gauteng is the possibility of building on dolomite. While many structural engineers are aware of the potential hazards of dolomite, not all are aware of the variability of the material…

06 May 2021
Turftech unveils South Africa’s first world-certified synthetic rugby field at Curro Durbanville

Despite Turftech having installed numerous FIH– (International Hockey Federation) and FIFA- (Federation Internationale de Football Association) accredited synthetic hockey and soccer pitches…

Turftech unveils South Africa’s first world-certified synthetic rugby field at Curro Durbanville

Despite Turftech having installed numerous FIH– (International Hockey Federation) and FIFA- (Federation Internationale de Football Association) accredited synthetic hockey and soccer pitches around South Africa, it was only in the past year that the country welcomed its first full-size synthetic rugby field constructed to world rugby standards. Durbanville Curro, the flagship Curro…

06 May 2021
No new outbreaks of Avian flu in SA

No new outbreaks of avian influenza have been reported since the previously confirmed cases, however South Africa’s poultry and ostrich…

No new outbreaks of Avian flu in SA

No new outbreaks of avian influenza have been reported since the previously confirmed cases, however South Africa’s poultry and ostrich industries remain under national high alert with strict biosecurity measures in place. An appeal is also made to hobbyist keepers of any birds, including poultry, to remain vigilant and report…

06 May 2021
Ashland acquires personal care business of Schülke & Mayr

At the end of April, Ashland announced that it has completed the acquisition of the personal care business from Schülke…

Ashland acquires personal care business of Schülke & Mayr

At the end of April, Ashland announced that it has completed the acquisition of the personal care business from Schülke & Mayr, a portfolio company of the global investment organisation, EQT. Under the terms of the agreement, Ashland agreed to a purchase price of €262.5 million in an all-cash transaction…

05 May 2021
Marcel Strauss appointed COO of The Franchise Co.

The Franchise Co. has appointed Marcel Strauss as its new chief operating officer (COO) for all the group’s brands. “We…

Marcel Strauss appointed COO of The Franchise Co.

The Franchise Co. has appointed Marcel Strauss as its new chief operating officer (COO) for all the group’s brands. “We are very happy to announce the appointment of Marcel as our group’s new Chief Operations Officer. Marcel has been with The Franchise Co. for the last four years where he…

05 May 2021
New CEO for SafetySA

South Africa’s fast-growing Safety Training, and Testing, Inspection & Certification powerhouse, Safety SA, has announced the appointment of a new…

New CEO for SafetySA

South Africa’s fast-growing Safety Training, and Testing, Inspection & Certification powerhouse, Safety SA, has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer, Pieter Erasmus, effective 1 May 2021. Erasmus replaces Karl Campbell who remains involved with the group in a non-executive capacity, thereby retaining access to Campbell’s knowledge and…

04 May 2021
The new Ekhaya Mall opens in Embalenhle, Mpumalanga

The Ekhaya Mall opened today to bring long-awaited shopping convenience to the community of Embalenhle, Secunda, in the coalfields of…

The new Ekhaya Mall opens in Embalenhle, Mpumalanga

The Ekhaya Mall opened today to bring long-awaited shopping convenience to the community of Embalenhle, Secunda, in the coalfields of Mpumalanga. The Ekhaya Mall is a development by S-Identity Holdings and co-owned by S-Identity Holdings, Cashbuild South Africa and Nomatiki Trading Enterprise. A significant investment distinguished by excellent retail property…

04 May 2021
Trendy modern consulting room floors

Traviloc XL-RCB features at the “Oral Wise” dental studios in Windhoek; Namibia. The rigid core LVT flooring provides a canvas for trendy…

Trendy modern consulting room floors

Traviloc XL-RCB features at the “Oral Wise” dental studios in Windhoek; Namibia. The rigid core LVT flooring provides a canvas for trendy modern consulting rooms and offers a number of practical benefits too. Warm and comfortable underfoot, Traviloc provides excellent in-room acoustics thanks to its pre-attached IXPE sound mitigating backer. The “Ultra…

03 May 2021
PG Bison receives shareholder approval for new Boksburg manufacturing investments

 PG Bison, a proudly South African company, and the leading manufacturer of wood-based panel products in Africa, has announced it…

PG Bison receives shareholder approval for new Boksburg manufacturing investments

 PG Bison, a proudly South African company, and the leading manufacturer of wood-based panel products in Africa, has announced it has received approval for the purchase of a new Melamine Faced Board (MFB) press and an additional hot coating line from its shareholder, KAP Industrial Holdings. This will bring PG…

03 May 2021
The magic of zinc in corrosion control

By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association, Africa Desk Zinc is truly a magic metal that few people and few engineers…

The magic of zinc in corrosion control

By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association, Africa Desk Zinc is truly a magic metal that few people and few engineers appreciate for its multitude of applications and versatility. For us in the corrosion world, where we seek to extend the life of atmospherically-exposed steel, zinc is best-known in terms of…

30 Apr 2021
New training facility aims to bolster skills development in the Western Cape

The construction industry is expected to grow by 5.2% this year according to GlobalData. This is reflected in South Africa…

New training facility aims to bolster skills development in the Western Cape

The construction industry is expected to grow by 5.2% this year according to GlobalData. This is reflected in South Africa with various experts predicting that the construction industry will bounce back this year. As such, the promising future of the industry requires expertise and skills to carry the workload and…


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