H6 Generation 3 hits South African shores

What is a symphony? Well a symphony is an elaborate musical composition for a full orchestra. What is the all new HAVAL H6? An elaborate mobility composition for any driver. The all new HAVAL H6 is the latest incarnation of a product that has been number 1 in its segment in the biggest automobile market on the planet, mainland China, for close on 8 years. The Chinese auto market is worth around 28 million units per year so with H6 holding number one in retails sales in China means that…

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New System Sales Manager for Hytec SA

Werner Voigt has been appointed to the position of System Sales Manager for Hytec South Africa, effective 01 June 2021.   Werner joined Hytec SA as a project technician in July 2013 and, over the years, has developed sales opportunities for the company in his roles as a System Sales Technician, Regional System Sales Engineer and Project Manager. He brings extensive sales experience and sales management expertise to his new position.   Hytec SA is a member of the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies.

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ElectroMechanica’s safety light curtain installation boosts productivity

A safety light curtain installation for a Cape Town-based non-metallic mineral product manufacturer resulted in operator efficiency improvement of almost 20%. The manufacturer, IWT Abrasives, approached ElectroMechanica (EM) in 2019 for a system that would improve safety around its hydraulic press, and simultaneously enhance press productivity. This installation has continued to prove itself, two years later.   IWT specialises in the weaving and impregnation of glass fibre rovings used in the reinforcement of cutting and grinding wheels. Its hydraulic press shapes flexible material into the form of grinding disks. To…

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Pajero Sport rules the roost in the Mountain Kingdom

After six months renowned 4×4 expert still amazed at performance and off-road abilities Pajero Sport not daunted by high altitude and extreme conditions Mitsubishi continues to deliver on its promise to “Elevate your Journey” JOHANNESBURG – During winter months the highest-lying areas of Lesotho – often referred to as the Mountain Kingdom – are covered in a blanket of snow. For obvious reasons this would not be the best time to tackle some of the country’s infamous mountain routes, so 4×4 fundi, Francois Rossouw, took full advantage of the last…

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FAW TRUCKS REAFFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT TO THE NAMIBIAN MARKET

  Johannesburg – 11 June 2021 – For the past 27 years, FAW Trucks has been cultivating a solid reputation for providing products that are built in South Africa, for Africa. Successfully serving markets across the continent from its hub in Coega, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) for a number of years, the commercial vehicle manufacturer has relaunched the brand in Namibia, aiming to reaffirm its unwavering commitment to customers in that country. FAW Trucks found a reliable home with Africa Commercial Vehicles (ACV), a leading force in the Namibian commercial vehicle…

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How Ford Uses Computers to Accelerate Vehicle Development andImprove Real-World Testing on the Ranger and Everest

PRETORIA, South Africa, 11 June 2021 – New vehicle development can involve many hundreds of prototypes and thousands of staff at facilities around the world, with new vehicles taking many years to go from the drawing board to the showroom floor. New vehicles have become more sophisticated and feature-rich than ever before, and model line-ups are ballooning. The current Ford Ranger and Everest are perfect examples of how product lines have grown in complexity, with a considerable number of variations covering choices in powertrain, driveline, suspension style and body design.…

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Vocational training needed across the whole water industry

Simon Thomas, international consultant and board member of Megapipes Solutions Limited : According to UNESCO, the demand for water will increase by more than 55% until the year 2050, due to the exponential growth of the human population in all countries and this is highlighted in Kenya, where population growth, urban migration and urban growth has led to an increased demand for safe and clean water.   To meet this demand, Kenya requires well-trained technicians in both water and wastewater management. This can be served by a higher investment in…

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The Automotive opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

On 17 June, the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat are hosting a webinar to explore how the AfCFTA is helping to shape the automotive policies for Africa which, in turn, drives industrialisation. Also to be discussed during the free virtual event is why the Rules of Origin are key in driving investment and confidence in Africa. “We believe that all automotive industry role players, including policy advisors, business leaders and potential investors will gain great insight from the event as…

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Topcon’s MAGNET7 construction and survey software out now

Survey and construction software suite MAGNET7 is now available from Topcon, distributed by WorldsView. MAGNET7 uses cloud-based connectivity to streamline workflows through GNSS receivers, total stations and other positioning tools and instruments. It addresses common needs to increase productivity, efficiency and profitability levels across the job site. The software is also designed to improve accuracy while efficiently managing data and collaboration — in real time — with the project team. Enhancements in the MAGNET7 field version improve 3D model support, reporting and interactivity in working directly on a visual map.…

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Involving the youth in the mining sector is key to addressing rampant unemployment rates

Opinion Piece By Carol Brandt, Metallurgy Training Manager at PRISMA Training Solutions, a member of the Workforce Training and Consulting Group Youth unemployment is a longstanding issue for South Africa, and one which was made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns. The mining industry has a pivotal role to play in solving this crisis. As one of the largest economic sectors in the country, it employs many people, and additionally creates an entire value chain of peripheral services. Getting the youth involved in mining and related industries will not…

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