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Geotextiles offer bags of benefits for desludging

GEOTEXTILE bags (geobags) for use in on-site desludging wastewater projects, have advantages over conventional methods, which are often unaffordable to authorities and contractors with...

Celebrating 100 years of engineering excellence

THIS year marks a historic milestone for Knight Piésold, a consulting engineering firm whose roots go back 100 years in South Africa. The company...

New SA distributor for top construction equipment brand

KEMACH Equipment will no longer be distributing JCB Construction Equipment in South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) from 1 May 2021. This...

Heavy-duty 20-tonner beefs up excavator range

BELL Equipment, the exclusive distributor of Kobelco Excavators in Southern Africa, has introduced the new tenth generation Kobelco SK220XD to its range, which bolsters...

Partnership brings global responsible engineering drive to SA

GLOBAL distributor of industrial and electronic products, Electrocomponents PLC, has signed a one-year partnership agreement with Engineers Without Borders International, an organisation promoting responsibility...

New SaaS water quality monitoring tool

BOSCH Capital has been appointed by water governance, risk and compliance specialists CBSS to support the commercial development of the new LEGUAAN Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)...

Conveyor benefits stack up for Estcourt quarry

BLUROCK Quarries, whose opencast pit is an institution in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal, recently took delivery of a Finlay TC-80 Tracked Conveyor. This was after Chief Executive...

Back to basics required to revitalise economy

ACCELERATED and efficient infrastructure procurement roll-out, addressing the current fiscal imbalance in the economy, and achieving the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP)...

How social housing development can help revitalise economy

NOW more than ever social housing development must remain a strategic priority for the government of South Africa, particularly as the country forges ahead...

Gearing up for better year in roadwork

WITH some important road contracts secured for 2021, AfriSam believes it is well placed to bring more capacity on stream as and when there...

Asphalt: when warm is ‘greener’ than hot

SINCE the Carbon Tax Act came into effect in 2019, there has been a drive towards reducing emissions in almost every sector, including the...

Civil engineers welcomes new industry body

THE South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) has welcomed the establishment of the newly formed construction industry umbrella body, Construction Alliance South Africa...

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Municipality opens multi-million rand automotive hub

TRADING conditions for 33 informal traders and entrepreneurs who were previously operating under makeshift stalls have been transformed for the better following the official...

April / May 2021

The KZN Industrial & Business News is the only industrial publication of its kind dedicated to the region providing suppliers to industry with a...

Pothole patcher hailed a ‘game changer’ for SA roads and SMEs

KWAZULU-Natal-based Shisalanga Construction, known for road building innovations like using recycled plastic in asphalt, has now turned its attention to the nationwide pothole problem,...

Custom cluck trucks transport chicks in style

THE largest independent, non-integrated, day-old chick supplier in Southern Africa, Eagles Pride Hatchery, has taken delivery of two Serco-built truck bodies designed specifically for...