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Institute to use programmes to address skill shortages

19th August 2022

The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) has taken a proactive role in addressing the engineering skills shortage through initiating self-paced online learning and informed... 

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Institute encourages members to reuse steel

19th August 2022

The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) is set to draw on its standards and frameworks to encourage its member companies to reuse steel to promote environmental sustainability,... 

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Company expects to benefit from its diverse portfolio offering

12th August 2022

In spite of chemical supply chain constraints, flow measurement and calibration technology company Wika expects to benefit from its diverse portfolio offering to provide quality instrumentation for... 

Hurdles in Central, East Africa hamper mining

29th July 2022

While the outlook for mining is bright, continued resource nationalism, increasing Chinese influence in mining affairs and illegal mining are significant challenges that Central and East Africa... 

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Company’s expertise wins multimillion-rand project

29th July 2022

Diversified engineering company Iritron has defied the odds brought on by supply chain challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, by winning a multimillion-rand, cross-border project that... 

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Project lets firm explore African opportunities

29th July 2022

Bulk earthworks, demolitions and civil engineering service provider ICON Group states that a recent contract to install high-density polyethylene (HDPE) linings at a gold mine tailings project, in... 

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New gauge assembly protects people and the environment

22nd July 2022

Measuring instruments supplier Wika Instruments has launched its new Emission Control Gauge, referred to as the Emico gauge pressure measuring assembly, to ensure safety for people and the... 

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Petrol refinery closures affect testing company

8th July 2022

The move from a hybrid petrol-producing country to a petrol-importing country is increasingly becoming a challenge for South Africa, as many companies have been shut down or bought out, says... 

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New standards for municipalities

8th July 2022

The South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’) technical committee has added new standards that municipality procurement teams need to adhere to when awarding tenders. 

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Consulting engineering sector faces skills depletion

1st July 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to increased retrenchments and job losses in the consulting engineering industry, which, in turn, has led to a skills drain in the sector, temporary works consultant... 

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Infrastructure rebuilding good test for sector

1st July 2022

The rebuilding of damaged infrastructure, in KwaZulu-Natal, after the devastating floods, will be a good test for the consulting engineering sector’s capacity to supplement skills shortages, says... 

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Diamond miners require supportive regulation

17th June 2022

Government needs to provide regulatory laws that protect the interests of natural diamond owners with the rise of laboratory-grown diamonds in the market, Aim- and BSE-listed Botswana Diamonds MD... 

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Pandemic revives diamond industry

17th June 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic was a blessing in disguise for the diamond industry, as supply constraints caused by the knock-on effects of the restrictions resulted in increased prices, after sustained... 

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Drones launched for boiler inspections

10th June 2022

Rope access specialist Skyriders introduced the new Elios SkyEye drones last month for use in non-destructive testing when inspecting boiler internals at power stations. 

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Automation supplier launches MV VSDs

3rd June 2022

Earlier this month electrification and automation product supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) extended their portfolio with the launch of the high-performance and cost-effective Delta MVF23/MVF20 series... 


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