May/ June 2019

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Construction, Civil & Structural Engineering


How better research is helping roads and bridges last longer

CONSTRUCTION materials company AfriSam is leveraging the power of applied research to make roads, bridges and other concrete structures more resistant to corrosive environments. That’s according to Nithia Pillay, AfriSam’s National Product Technical ...

Better stroke measurement in hydraulic cylinders

INSTROTECH is offering the Siko SGH10, a measuring system for direct stroke measurement in hydraulic cylinders. The cylinder stroke is measured precisely using Bowden cable sensor technology installed directly in the cylinder. Technologically speaki...

Power Generation


Africa follows dry-type transformer trend

Africa continues to follow the global trend in taking up dry-type transformer technology, owing largely to its enhanced safety levels and lower maintenance requirements. According to David Claassen, managing director of local dry-type transformer spe...

Wind farm boosts school’s numbers… in more ways than one

FOLLOWING an extended period in which Templeton High School in Bedford was without a single mathematics teacher, Cookhouse Wind Farm lent a hand to fund this crucial teaching post. Three years later, the school has three maths teachers and is excited...

Transport, Distribution & Logistics


FMCG group expands telematics contract

MIX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions recently announced that one of Southern Africa’s largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) retailers is expanding its adoption of MiX’s solutions. The Spar Group has be...

Conference puts healthcare supply chain challenges, fake medicines under the spotlight

RICHARD is a healthcare worker whose tiny clinic is located at the edge of the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Until recently, he was compelled to brave the fast-flowing waters of Africa’s most powerful river every month to travel 39...