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Khutso Maphatsoe

Khutso Maphatsoe

Khutso Maphatsoe is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Fastening systems used at solar plants

15th October 2021 Industrial equipment supplier Actum Group has recently supplied its Ball-Lok cable ties for installation of cable management solutions at one of the largest solar plants in South Africa. 

New machinery introduced

15th October 2021 In the past 12 to 24 months, fastener manufacturer Impala Bolt & Nut introduced new machinery to its existing range. These are highly specialised machines, purpose built for the fastener industry, and were imported from Japan and Europe, with a turnaround time of between eight and 12 months. 

Potential growth for S African shipping sector

8th October 2021 The harbour and offshore services industry should consider ramping up their services to ships passing the South African coast, to about 10% of the total passing traffic, where every ship serviced has a minimum spend of about $10 000, says independent tug and offshore vessel operator Offshore... 

Company offers various techniques for working-at-height

24th September 2021 Rope access specialist Skyriders’ working-at-height training includes rope access, fall arrest or fall prevention and the fall protection plan. The company specialises in rope access & RPAS (drones) – a system used to position a person on a structure. 

Digital Cloud base solution manage remote breath alcohol testing

17th September 2021 Breathalyser specialist Alcohol Breathalysers is in the early stages of rolling out its iSober Breathalyser App & Cloud Service which is a breath alcohol test management tool and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store or Huawei App Gallery. This application (app) is a new... 

PPE designed for women now more accessible

17th September 2021 Owing to the rise of female employees in sectors such as construction, mining and engineering, which were previously male dominated, personal protective equipment (PPE) brands are looking at offering safety wear specifically for women. Catering for women in these sectors will require companies to... 

New safety learning programme launched

17th September 2021 Safety training solutions provider KBC Health & Safety introduced its microlearning training programme for employees in July this year. “We developed the microlearning training to focus on high-risk work areas . . . hazards and controls to avoid incidents from occurring,” explains KBC Health &... 

Drug testing dipped during pandemic

17th September 2021 Breathalyser and drug testing equipment supplier ALCO-Safe has noticed a trend over the past 12 months, during which a number of companies discontinued drug testing and testing that requires breathalysers. This is because people are working from home (WFH) and, consequently, fewer people are... 

Covid-19 vaccinations can be made mandatory

17th September 2021 Owing to the latest guidelines provided by the Department of Employment and Labour, which stipulates that Covid-19 vaccinations can be made mandatory by employers, companies would need to update their policies and procedures to ensure that they comply with the guidelines, which correspond with... 

Company strives for gender parity for women

3rd September 2021 Electromechanical equipment manufacturer John Thompson is committed to recruiting and promoting more women in the manufacturing industry. The company’s yearly intake of apprentices encourages the consistent inclusion of women. This gender parity in its recruitment process extends to in-service... 

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