Juanita Fisher-Hill: a powerful woman creating strong customer connections

As the designated sole distributor for Anderson Power Products (APP) – the international leader in high-power interconnect solutions in Southern Africa – Alexander and Poole not only supplies the full APP product range; but greatly values and concertedly drives a strategy of consistent contact and connections, resulting in resilient customer-supplier relationships.   Powerfully connected Captivating industry with a wealth of powerful connections is National Sales Manager for Alexander and Poole Juanita Fisher-Hill, who is responsible for the sale and distribution of APP products in South Africa.   As the face…

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As warehousing booms, business process outsourcing steps up to meet demand

  South Africa’s retail model has changed dramatically in the last 18 months, partially driven by the pandemic and lockdowns, which vastly accelerated the growth of e-commerce and altered buying patterns. This has put pressure on the warehousing element of the logistics chain, which has had to adapt to these shifts in demand. Optimising processes lies at the heart of the ability to store, manage and deliver stock at the pace required today, which is where business process outsourcing (BPO) can play a pivotal role.   A booming industry As…

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South Africa to revamp ailing port system, says Ramaphosa

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s National Ports Authority (NPA) will operate as a stand alone business under the aegis of state-owned freight logistics group Transnet, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday, as the country tries to overhaul some of the world’s worst-performing ports. A report last month ranking container ports by the World Bank and IHS Markit saw South Africa’s major ports at the bottom of the list, with Durban faring the worst among local peers by coming in at 349 out of a total of 351 ports assessed…

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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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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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Crushing’ the competition: Betterect builds semi-mobile crushing plant for Mozambique mine

Loading of bottom section of sizer base frame on SMCP project.

Crushing’ the competition: Betterect builds semi-mobile crushing plant for Mozambique mine

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Navigating a steady course : Namdock announces Covid-19 lockdown measures

Heritha Nankole Muyoba, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Namdock

The current COVID-19 pandemic has impacted organisations on both a global and local scale. Astute governments, as well as public and private sector organisations worldwide, are adapting at a rapid rate to mitigate the health and economic impacts of the Novel Coronavirus. Established ship repair and wholly Namibian-owned company Namdock, strategically located on the west coast of Africa in Walvis Bay, has the health and wellbeing not only of  its local and international client and supplier base, but also of the Namibian people at heart during this extraordinarily challenging and…

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Moving with the times – Pilot Crushtec makes coal crushing simple and mobile

DoppiaTrac DR400

If the 21st century has taught us anything, it is that that things are changing quicker than ever before. To succeed in the current business landscape, companies need to be agile and tool their operations to cater to the ever-changing environment with innovative and appropriate solutions. Case and point is a company operating in KwaZulu Natal that had to rethink their equipment needs, to meet the requirements of their client. The company has had to increase their average monthly processed coal production from some 20 000 tons a month to just…

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OSBORN EQUIPMENT SHINES AT PETRA’S CULLINAN MINE

Mining and quarrying equipment specialist Osborn has secured a significant order from Petra Diamonds, for an apron feeder that will be employed at the diamond mining group’s renowned Cullinan Diamond Mine in Gauteng. This is the latest in numerous orders awarded to Osborn over many years by long standing customer Petra Diamonds, reveals East Africa area manager Chris Slade. “We are very proud that Petra Diamonds has once again trusted its equipment needs to Osborn. This order for an Osborn D6C 1 500 x 6 000 apron feeder reflects the growing global…

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