Construction sector is critical to SA’s post-COVID economic recovery

Traditionally, the development of risk management plans is tailored to address assessed and quantified risks. There is however always the ‘the unknown factor’. Enter the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, we have faced localised pandemics before, but never one on such a globally synchronous scale, thanks to global travel and trade. It propelled the entire world into unchartered territory as mass economic and travel lockdowns were implemented, and contingency plans were hurriedly rolled out. For many industry sectors and businesses already teetering on the brink, it has been a crisis of…

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No flash in the pan’: Betterect and DryTech achieve a trio of mineral concentrate drying plant successes

  Betterect, a South African fabricator and erector of large processing equipment structures, undertakes steel fabrication projects within the mining, petrochemical and other industries, for clients as far afield as Austria, Italy, Germany and Australia, as well as throughout Southern and Central Africa. With more than four decades in the industry, they are the recognised leaders within their field. As such, Betterect has conceptualised and developed the ‘Team Africa’ concept, in which steel industry suppliers and manufacturers join forces and share skills and expertise to supply mining, power generation, industrial…

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Dekra Industrial: keeping industry ‘on the safe side’ with holistic NDT and solutions

Dekra Industrial: keeping industry ‘on the safe side’ with holistic NDT and solutions

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Infrastructure: Construction industry ready and able to deliver

  But it’s concerned about projects taking too long to be awarded, the skills flight and corruption. By Roy Cokayne 30 Sep 2020  00:01 Gautrain Management Agency CEO William Dachs has said the construction sector will be hiring, training and skilling up people as soon as it can bank on a consistent supply of projects. Image: Shutterstock Concerns about the capacity of South Africa’s depleted and financially-distressed construction industry to deliver the government’s massive infrastructure investment plan have been debunked by industry associations and analysts. However, there are concerns about how long it…

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New law to bar foreigners doing business in Gauteng townships

  Johannesburg – Foreign nationals living in Gauteng will soon be barred by law from doing business in the province’s townships unless they obtain permanent residency status. The Gauteng provincial government wants to stop foreign nationals from operating some businesses in the townships as part of plans to revitalise the economy in a number of the region’s most densely populated areas. A proposed new law drafted by the Gauteng economic development department and premier David Makhura’s policy unit will reserve certain economic activities in townships for South African citizens and…

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A ‘Heads-up’ from Rand-Air for the mining sector

A ‘Heads-up’ from Rand-Air for the mining sector

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An outstanding ‘paper trail’ of success for Rand-Air with Durban pulp and paper mill customer

: 5 PTS 1600 oil-free diesel compressors and DAU, desiccant air dryers, which provide 100% oil-free, clean and dry air hired out to the pulp and paper mill in Durban

An outstanding ‘paper trail’ of success for Rand-Air with Durban pulp and paper mill customer

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Rand-Air’s TwinPower generator hire to Diva Nutritional Products: a doubly powerful solution!

One of Rand-Air’s TwinPower generators hired to Diva Nutritional Products.

Rand-Air’s TwinPower generator hire to Diva Nutritional Products: a doubly powerful solution!

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Recognising skilful sales and brand ambassadorship: Rand-Air’s Salesperson of the Year award

Winning the prestigious award of Salesperson of the Year, took recipient Liesel Johnson, a seasoned sales consultant at Rand-Air’s Durban branch, by surprise at first. “I was initially really shocked – albeit pleasantly! After a while I gathered my thoughts and realised what a privilege this award is,” Johnson says. She adds that as a salesperson, recognition is “very important”, and she is therefore most appreciative of being acknowledged in this manner for her hard work. She believes her passion for the company and belief in its technology and products…

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Everising and First Cut: a cutting-edge partnership delivering premium equipment, consumables and technical support to South African steel fabricators.

Everising and First Cut: a cutting-edge partnership delivering premium equipment, consumables and technical support to South African steel fabricators.

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