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SKF certification programme designed at improving motor-repair efficiencies

2nd February 2007 Global leader in bearing technology and rotating equipment solutions SKF has introduced its new worldwide certification programme to South Africa, and Delba Electrical, of Springs, became the first officially audited and approved company to receive the SKF certified rewinder certificate on... 

Design concepts flow in for R325m parliamentary precinct project

2nd February 2007 Parliament has begun receiving and considering tenders for its space utilisation project, which includes the construction of a banquet hall and is to be completed by December 2008. 

DME grants mining licence for resumption of mining at Koffiefontein

2nd February 2007 The South African Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) has granted the Koffiefontein diamond mine mining right to Petra Diamonds’ wholly-owned subsidiary, Blue Diamond Mines. 

Transport Month spurs activity

26th January 2007 With October designated the month of Transport, Metrobus launched its range of city buses, Auto Africa proved a huge success and VWSA are on a huge skills drive with aid from the government.?The Johannesburg Metropolitan Bus Services (Metrobus) announced the launch of 38 new Mercedes-Benz buses... 

Local initiative to combat automotive industry skills shortage

26th January 2007 A future skills project, which aims to combat the national industry skills shortages by developing strategic partnerships with the Department of Labour, Merseta, the Volkswagen dealer network and colleges, is in an advanced planning stage. 

New glass float line likely to be completed by April

26th January 2007 A second glass float line being installed at PFG’s Springs site is on track for completion by April, with most of the R710-million budget already committed by the PG group. 

R500m waste-based paper project getts moving

26th January 2007 Africa’s largest packaging company, Nampak, is set to begin a R500-million expansion project at its corrugated paper mill in Rosslyn, Pretoria, during the first quarter of this year. 

Technology sorts minereals based on atomic density

26th January 2007 A new mining product is said to recover up to 98% of pure coal, says Mintek’s specialist in physical seperation, Carl Bergmann, who believes that this will open up new possibilities for the commercially viable mining and dry processing of coal seams at a coarse size. 

Engineering firm wins Blue Ridge mine contract

19th January 2007 Engineers and contractors in industrial design, Murray & Roberts Cementation has been named the preferred contractor for the Blue Ridge Platinium mine situated on the eastern limb of South Africa’s Bushveld complex. 

Diamond shortfall to kick in by 2008

19th January 2007 The development of a new diamond mine equivalent to the current annual output of Botswana would be needed to balance the diamond supply and demand gap expected by 2010. Speaking at the 2006 World Diamond Conference in Perth, Johannesburg-based corporatefinance company James Allan & Associates... 

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