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Canada becomes founding partner of historic Trans-Pacific Partnership, to boost resource sectors

By: Henry Lazenby Canada on Monday became one of the 12 founders of the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade agreement (FTA) that could ensure an increase in Canadian exports and investment to member countries, supporting jobs for Canadians at home and abroad. The TPP was a multilateral trade... 

Polymer solutions improve the efficiency of water systems

Coating technology can help decrease efficiency and performance losses in fluid handling equipment, caused by physical or mechanical damage, and localised erosion and corrosion, thereby increasing the pump’s performance and reducing operational costs, says industrial products and services... 


Voltex is a leading stockist and reseller of a comprehensive range of electrical and lighting products, including brands from national and international suppliers. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of JSE-listed Bidvest Group, which forms part of Bidvest Electrical and has a Level 2... 

New research lab to become operational in April

By: Pimani Baloyi Information technology services company IBM’s new IBM Research – Africa lab, in Johannesburg, will start operating next month, IBM Industry global industrial products GM Dirk Claessens tells Mining Weekly. The company last month announced its plan to establish this laboratory to expand its... 

Fluid-handling solutions

An assortment of valves, compression fittings, thermoplastic welding equipment and industrial products will be displayed by Astore Africa at Electra Mining Africa 2012. The company is a leading supplier in Southern Africa of plastic welding equipment and a comprehensive range of thermoplastic... 

Czech companies seek SA partners at Electra

By: Janice Healing A group of companies from the Czech Republic will be taking part in this year’s Electra Mining Africa event in order to seek out partnerships in South Africa. Ivana Klímová, head of the economic and commercial section at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in South Africa, tells Mining Weekly that... 


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