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TWO MORE OF CYRUS’ CHARGING MACHINES IN SOUTH AFRICA

 Any foundry that has origins dating back to the 1940´s and is still operating is a rare occurrence in South African foundry industry. NI-Foundry, formerly known as Guestro Casting and Machining, is one of a few. NI-Foundry belongs to Naledi Inhlanganiso (Pty) Ltd and is a manufacturing group established in 2013 focusing its operations on iron and steel manufacturing for the rail, mining, energy and automotive market.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 7th September 2016

High Speed Steel (HSS) Metal Cutting Tools Market: Latest Innovations, Drivers and Industry Key Events 2016 - 2024

 The competition among high speed steal metal cutting tools vendors has increased rapidly. Developing countries such as Russia, Brazil, India, China and South Africa are witnessing huge investment in high performance and high quality machines. Increase in competition among HSS vendors lead to a reduction in total cost.   Tooling is important part of the manufacturing process since machine tools are used to bore, grind, mill, tap, and.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 3rd September 2016

Tackling Air Quality Prediction in South Africa With Machine Learning

 Machine learning is nipping at the heels of conventional physical modeling of air quality predictions in more and more places. The latest is Johannesburg, South Africa, where computer engineer Tapiwa M. Chiwewe at the newly opened IBM Research lab is adapting IBM’s air quality prediction software to local needs and adding new capabilities. The work is an expansion of the so-called Green Horizons initiative, in which IBM researchers.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 2nd September 2016

Tanzania Pension Fund Loan USD2.1m to Biotech Industrial Project

 The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) of Tanzania recently disbursed USD2.1m to the Tanzania Biotech Product Limited in Kibaha for production expansion. The factory is under the National Development Corporation (NDC) and is designed to manufacture biotech products that kill mosquito larva. The NSSF decision to invest in such project follows the directives of President Magufuli for pension funds to grant funds to industrial.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 1st September 2016

Egyptian Samcrete’s IDG studies developing industrial zones in KSA, Ethiopia

 Industrial Development Group (IDG), the industrial arm of Egypt-based construction firm Samcrete, is studying developing major industrial zones in Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia. The move will be part of IDG’s strategy to expand businesses abroad.   Sameh Attia, IDG’s managing director, said his firm is currently conducting studies on offers received from a number of investors to develop major industrial zones in Ethiopia and.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 31st August 2016

Tanzania: Private Sector Seen As Big Cog for Industrial Growth

 The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has called on the private sector to support the government's quest for an industrial economy, insisting that their contribution was vital towards realising the government's dream.   "We need to work together so that our national development agenda can be achieved. This collaboration will surely bring an economic revolution as well as helping our communities to prosper," he.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 30th August 2016

South Africa: Trade and Industry Committee Held Colloquium On Local Public Procurement

 The Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry held a successful two-day colloquium on Local Public Procurement.   The Committee looked at policy instruments advancing industrialisation with specific focus on localisation and designations as they relate to Local Public Procurement. Committee Chairperson, Ms Joanmariae Fubbs, emphasised that industrialisation is central to government's plan for radically transforming the South African.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 29th August 2016

Simulation Software Reduces Turbine Maintenance Downtime

 The maintenance arm of a South African electricity provider is better able to plan for ultrasonic testing of the steam turbine blades in its power plants.   Part of why people seem skeptical of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), in my opinion, is that they expect it to be some sort of magic pill, and then they don’t think it can possibly live up to the hype. Well, if you expect it to be a magic pill, then it won’t.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 27th August 2016

TaeguTec’s century of expertise machine tools in South African industries

 For 100 years, TaeguTec has been in the business of supplying the best products to companies around the world. While times have changed the one that has not is the superior quality and service offered by TaeguTec to all the manufacturing facets in South Africa.   As the continent’s largest African investor, South Africa sends more than 25% of its manufactured products into the continent; that is why cutting tools need to be.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 26th August 2016

Ethiopia cements economic ties with Turkey with $13.5 million salt manufacturing plant

 An Ethiopian- Turkish deal that mulled creation of a salt manufacturing industry has come to fruition with the establishment of a $13.5 million plant covering 50,000 square meters at the Afar regional state in Northern Ethiopia.   Currently, the manufacturing company has the capacity to create more than 300 job opportunities. This figure will reach 8,000 when the company becomes operational at its full capacity.   The company.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 25th August 2016

Tanzania: Invest in Industries, Pension Funds Told

 Arusha — As Tanzania treads its path to industrialisation, social security funds have been urged to invest in industries.   The minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (Policy, Parliament, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled), Ms Jenista Mhagama, says industrialisation forms a fundamental linchpin to the fifth phase government's plans for the country's economic transformation   Ms Mhagama said this on.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 24th August 2016

Kenya: Japanese Firm to Build Organic Waste Processing Plant in Meru

A Japanese company has started talks with the Meru County government to establish an organic waste processing plant in the county.   Meiwa, a company that converts organic waste into charcoal through biomass carbonisation technology intends to set up in Meru before moving to other parts of the country.   Speaking when he met Meru Governor Peter Munya on Monday, Meiwa International manager Takeo Tokunari said the technology provides.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 24th August 2016



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