Jemimah Mofokeng is proving that women can indeed conquer typically male dominated jobs.

A woman in a man’s world – female used oil collector celebrates a decade of success

Jemimah Mofokeng is proving that women can indeed conquer typically male dominated jobs. Jemimah is the owner and operator of Jemimah’s Oils, and spends her days collecting used motor oil. (more…)

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Professor Brian McFarlin, researchers at the University of North Texas

Increasing throughput with INTEGRA’s VIAFLO 96 channel pipette

Researchers at the University of North Texas are using INTEGRA’s VIAFLO 96 electronic pipette to increase the throughput of their ELISA, Luminex and flow cytometry workflows, as well as to improve the reproducibility of their results. The Applied Physiology Laboratory at UNT focuses on research in two key areas – physiologic and immunologic consequences of […]

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Hope for SA economy: Thinking ahead to Fourth Industrial Automation technologies

South Africa’s economy may be nearing the end of its slump, and could start showing stronger growth by 2021/22, says leading economist. (more…)

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Finalists for the ‘Science Oscars’ of South Africa announced – 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards

Adjudication by an independent panel of adjudicators have decided on the finalists for the 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards. The announcement of the winners will be made at the 21st NSTF Awards Gala Dinner on 27 June 2019 in Gauteng with the Minister of Science and Technology. (more…)

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Primary standards are expensive and complex to use.  There is, however, an exception to that and it’s the Triple Point of Water Cell.  Fixed-points, sometimes called intrinsic standards, are used to define the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90). The most commonly used fixed-point is the Triple Point of Water. A Triple Point of Water […]

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Impact of 4IR to be addressed at Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa 2019

Think remote monitoring, control and analysis of pumping systems. Think reducing water losses via Web Based IIOT technology. Think of connecting field instruments to IoT for predictive maintenance. Think of using an Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) software tool as a replacement to Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) within a valve manufacturing company. (more…)

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Simple errors cause major lab risks

International chemistry expert to deliver practical training on how to work in a lab at analytica Lab Africa in Johannesburg (more…)

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New research: biodegradable bags don’t actually biodegrade?

Researchers from the International Marine Litter Research Unit at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom have published new research in Environmental Science and Technology showing that biodegradable bags can hold a full load of shopping three years after being discarded in the environment. (more…)

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MESA aligns with Africa Automation Fair to promote the next level of industry automation

SA industry must advance beyond plant automation to become globally competitive, says MESA (more…)

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The first batch of TLT-Turbo Auxiliary Fans ready for delivery to Kamoa Copper.

TLT-Turbo Africa to provide energy efficient ventilation solution to Kamoa Copper SA

TLT-Turbo Africa has been awarded the contract for the supply and installation of a turn-key solution for underground ventilation and fumes extraction for Kamoa Copper SA, located 25km outside of Kolwezi, DRC. Kamoa Copper SA forms part of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project, which is a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines, Zijin Mining Group and the […]

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Streamlined portfolio of new OHAUS Navigator series portable balances

OHAUS® introduces newly redesigned Navigator™ series portable balances

Rugged, Multi-Purpose Balances Ideal for a Range of Weighing Applications (more…)

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PVP expo

PVP conference addresses cost savings through maintenance & repair

Industrial facilities across the globe have the same fundamental goals regardless of the market they serve or the product they manufacture or extract. Cutting costs while improving reliability and process control is just one of many examples.  (more…)

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Fluke vibration testers

Simultaneously measure vibration, bearing vibration and temperature

Vibration in rotating machinery is merely the back and forth movement or oscillation of a machine and components, such as drive motors, driven devices (pumps, compressors, etc.), and the bearings, shafts, gears, belts and other elements that make up mechanical systems. (more…)

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thyssenkrupps - a typical jet fuel storage arrangement

thyssenkrupp combines standard engineering with software development to offer a holistic Liquid Fuel Storage solution

Stepping into the Engineering 4.0 space, Process Industries, a business line within thyssenkrupp Industrials, delivers turnkey project solutions, from pre-feasibility studies through to full operation, for Africa’s Liquid Fuel Storage sector. “Having looked closely at this market, we have identified good growth potential not only in South Africa but also in countries with rapidly growing […]

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Earth day – it is time to look after our planet

Five ways to tread a little lighter this Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated annually on 22 April. Now in its 49th year, Earth Day is one of the largest observances in the world with one billion people in 192 countries participating in activities each year1. ‘Protect Our Species’, the theme for this year’s Earth Day calls on all citizens around the world to be […]

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SANEDI and SOLTRAIN bring SANDF bungalows back to life

The upgrading of hot water supplies to two bungalows at a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) base in Limpopo will add multiple, habitable residences to its property portfolio. The project is being overseen by the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and is partially supported by the Solar Thermal Demonstration and Training Initiative […]

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Veolia container on site

Veolia Water Technologies South Africa contracted to alleviate Mbombela’s water constraints

Veolia Water Technologies South Africa was contracted to alleviate Mbombela’s water constraints with three new water treatment plants. Addressing the need for low-footprint, portability and easily maintained water treatment solutions, Veolia supplied three Potable Water Treatment Plants (PWTP) to Mpumalanga’s capital city. (more…)

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New local website for Hach

Hach is delighted to announce the launch of its local website. Please visit us on line for all your water analysis needs at  

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Big brands welcome analytica’s arrival in SA

Local and international firms clamour to be part of first-ever analytica Lab Africa. Over 120 leading brands and international exhibitors have welcomed the arrival of international trade fair, analytica, in South Africa, with a strong exhibitor turnout and expanded presence at the upcoming analytica Lab Africa. “The response has exceeded all expectations,” says Dain Richardson, […]

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Power crisis creates opportunities for efficiency and growth

As the electricity crisis continues to grip South Africa, with loadshedding and outages affecting individuals and industry alike across the country, opportunities are opening up in a number of areas, including business development, job creation, improved energy efficiency, and more, says Barry Bredenkamp, General Manager, Energy Efficiency, with the SA National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). (more…)

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