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The National Department of Public Works has awarded Ai-Tec a three year contract for the repair and maintenance of refrigeration systems, gas cooking equipment and reticulation networks for the Queenstown and East Londen region.

The City of Johannesburg has launched a process to determine the ability of the local automotive sector to build the 134 buses required for Phase 1B of the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) locally.

DCD-Dorbyl Marine has launched its upgraded A-Berth facility in the Cape Town harbour, providing a world-class multidisciplinary engineering, repair and refurbishment hub for the oil and gas industry in Africa, for the city.

At a recent ‘state of the system' update, Eskom CEO Brian Dames said Eskom kept South Africa's lights on during the peak winter demand period, adding that this was because of a lower than expected electricity demand and due to the initiatives Eskom had put in place to manage a tight system.

The Corporate Carbon e-course, a free on-line course produced under sponsorship by the Green Business Guide, brings end-users up to date by providing a simple overview of the carbon industry in South Africa with interesting examples of what companies are doing to deal with the need to address climate change, energy efficiency and sustainability.

Johnson Crane Hire (JCH) successfully assisted the Zincor electrolytic zinc refinery in Springs with its annual shutdown in early August 2011. Zincor, owned by Exxaro Resources, is the only zinc refinery in South Africa producing zinc metals and a superior quality sulphuric acid as a by-product.

Loesche GmbH has been awarded the third order of a Copper Matte mill-LM31.3 in Fangchenggang City, PR China, following the YangGu Copper Matte project in September 2009 and Tongling Copper Matte project in July 2010. Up to now, Loesche GmbH has successfully won all the projects for Copper Matte grinding equipment in flash smelting processes, said to be the most advanced and environmental technology for copper smelting in the world.

Multotec has secured the order to supply a 12-way mill classification cyclone cluster to the Ngezi Phase 2 project, situated some 150 km south west of Harare, in the North Chamber of the Zimbabwe Great Dyke. The order placed by DRA Mineral Projects follows Multotec's successful provision of a similar cluster for Phase 1 of this project in 2009.

Employment in the new car, truck and bus manufacturing industry had increased by 1,9%, or 538 jobs, in the third quarter of 2011 compared with the second quarter, according to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). Employment gains were recorded at four manufacturing plants. Naamsa estimates that the local industry would spend R4,45-billion on capital expenditure in 2011, compared with R3,99-billion in 2010, and R2,46-billion in 2009.

Powerscreen, one of the world's leading providers of mobile crushing, screening and washing equipment, has signed an agreement with its first distributor in Mongolia - Wagner Asia Equipment LLC.

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is moving ahead with its e-toll registration process, having set up physical and online systems to facilitate e-tag registration for the Gauteng and national toll networks.