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South African chemicals industry takes steps to measure emissions

9th April 2010 The Responsible Care initiative developed by global chemical industry body The International Council of Chemical Associations, which aims to encourage the reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by chemical companies, has been launched in South Africa by the Chemical and Allied Industries’... 

Transnet to invest R80m in a second Phelophepa healthcare train

9th April 2010 South African transport utility Transnet has announced that it will invest R80-million into a second health-care service train as part of its corporate responsibility programme. The group will spend some R200-million in 2010/11 on corporate social investment programmes. 

Global power tools group appoints South African agent

9th April 2010 Global industrial power tools manufacturer DEWALT has appointed Gauteng-based company Benray Tool Wholesalers as its sole South African agent as part of its strategy to increase its market share in the country.  

SA seeks to align development zones with sector thrust, mulls additional incentives

9th April 2010 Since their inception as a part of the South Africa’s post-1994 industrial development policy, the country’s industrial development zones (IDZs) have seen some success. But a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) review of the policy surrounding IDZs has prompted discussion about which aspects... 

French energy efficiency solutions company enters local market

2nd April 2010 Sustainable energy solutions company Mexel Energy has announced its entry into the South African market.  

Construction industry body outlines plans for curbing corruption

2nd April 2010 The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has taken steps to improve the tracking and prosecution of corruption in the construction industry. 

Private sector has role to play in boosting service delivery, says Cesa

2nd April 2010 The private sector has a significant role to play in assisting local government to improve service delivery said Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) client liason manager Godfrey Ramalisa at the Engineering Planet Future indaba hosted by the South African Institute of Civil Engineering, this... 

Development of Sephaku Cement plant expected to start before June

2nd April 2010 South African cement producer Sephaku Cement is preparing to begin construction on a new cement plant near Lichtenburg, in North West Province, which is said to be underpinned by expectations that demand for cement from the local construction industry will begin to grow again. Sephaku Cement... 

New steel grade boasts 
environmental advantages

26th March 2010 A new grade for structural tubular steel, S355, has been launched by the Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers of South Africa (ASTPM) and the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC).

The S355 grade will replace the previous 300 standard and can contribute positively... 

Small contractors tasked with Gauteng pothole repairs

26th March 2010 The Gauteng Provincial Roads Department has appointed 76 small contractors to repair potholes around the province. Nineteen small contractors have been allocated to the western region of Gauteng with the remainder spread throughout the province. 

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