convey band for brick machine

Convey band for brick machine

Convey band for brick machine is a very useful upgrade for your small business. Manufacturing concrete blocks takes a lot of time if you mix with hand. Though process might speed up if some extra modules are used. Some of them are: panmixer, convey band, pallet dispenser.
Usage of panmixer speeds up concrete block or cobblestone production and quality of the mixture, which increases brick’s durability. Pallet dispanser lets use one less worker, who regularly should input pallets to print bricks on.
Usage of Convey Band lets you speed input of concrete mixture up, by pressing one button. Convey band has special relief developed to be flexible and able to keep mixture in the center of it without dripping out.
Convey band not only speeds production up, but also lets you use 2-3 worker less.

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Styrofoam Brick Making Machine

Styrofoam Brick Making Machine are produced with special purposes. Manufacturing machine spreads concrete onto molds. Right after spreading it, vibration and press applied, which makes the concrete brick stronger and homogeneous.

By time, production had got on a new level, when isolation materials were added into bricks while manufacturing process. Isolation of sound, heat, water and etc. The machine for manufacturing concrete blocks has a new feature of adding the Styrofoam tiny layer between walls of the brick.

This process of brick manufacturing differs from a regular one. For manufacturing this kind of brick you have to have a machine with two different entries of concrete, for each layer of concrete. Between those entries there is special stand for Styrofoam plates to insert between the concrete layers manually.

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Custom Manual Panmixer

If you manufacture concrete bricks on your small factory Then you know how important is to mix needed aggregates properly, to get homogeneous mixture of concrete. When you manually mix the concrete it might cost you time. Time loss will mean your manufacture speed down. This speed might cost you money at the end. To get the profit faster why not to try speed mixing up?

As you know the standard round concrete mixers are only used when all aggregates are previously mixed. Then Panmixers might be the best choice, but how to make them cheaper? We designed special new model of panmixer but without powerful and expensive automated motors. If you have a small DIY brick machine then it will be enough for your brick manufacturing to have a manual panmixer. 100-120 Liter panmixer will cost you less and will be enough for you tom make up to 10 big constructional bricks. and the mixture will be get ready in next 5 minutes.

Because of exploitation easiness, you will not be require a bunch of workers to mix it. The panmixers as previously posted, will let your concrete aggregates proportionally mixed.

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Business confidence in agricultural sector remains positive

SOUTH AFRICA (The Citizen) – Rainfall has had a more than expected impact on business confidence, while the land issue was a big disruptor to confidence.

Business confidence in South Africa’s agricultural industry remained positive for the second quarter of 2018, according to the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz). But it’s barely hanging on to stay in positive territory, and the land policy question must be answered sooner rather than later.

“Subsequent to an up-tick to 58 index points in the first quarter, the Agbiz/Independent Development Corporation (IDC) Agribusiness Confidence Index declined to 54 in the second quarter,” said head of AgriBusiness Research at Agbiz Wandile Sihlobo.

“With the results still above the neutral 50-point mark, albeit having declined marginally, the agribusiness sector is still optimistic about business conditions in South Africa.”

The survey was conducted between June 4 and June 15 and comprised agribusinesses operating in all agricultural sub-sectors throughout the country.

Rainfall in water-scarce South Africa has had more of an impact on business confidence than one would believe, with confidence rising and falling with rainfall patterns.

“The optimism in this particular subindex was underpinned by prospects of above-normal rainfall in the Western Cape within the next three months, which in turn should support winter crops and horticulture fields, as well as favourable drier conditions for harvest activity in summer crop regions,” Sihlobo said.

“When you’re watching your crops or the farm is not doing well and your business, by virtue of that, not doing well, you will see commensurate rises and falls in the confidence index,” Sihlobo told The Citizen.

“You know there’s going to be drought during some years, but you can’t say, ‘I’m fine, I was expecting this’ – it’s just human nature.”

Meanwhile, turnover, net operating income, market share, employment, capital investment, the volume of exports, economic growth, debtor provision for bad debt and financing costs subindices were the key factors underlying the decline in confidence from the previous quarter.

The other disruptor of business confidence was, of course, the land issue.

“The bottom line is everyone is watching what happens with policy development,” Sihlobo said. “It’s a wait-and-see situation. No one is pulling stuff out and running away and no one is coming in aggressively. The story is really to wait and see what happens.”

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Johannesburg recycling initiative begins

SOUTH AFRICA (Al Jazeera) – Authorities hope separation of household waste for recycling will help solve landfill crisis in country’s largest city.

Some waste pickers in Johannesburg have told Eyewitness News, they fear the city’s efforts to make recycling compulsory for residents will impact their business.

From 1 July, people living in the suburbs, townships or in a complex will be supplied with a recycling bag once a week to dispose of items like paper, glass and cans.

But the city has assured the almost 6,000 entrepreneurs who work as waste pickers that the project will in fact make their jobs easier.

As early as 4am and waste pickers in Bryanston begin pushing trolley-loads of recyclable items to a truck owned by an independent contractor that pays for recyclable items.

Jabulani Mhlongo has been working at the Robinson Deep landfill site in Turffontein for over 22 years.

He’s worried there will be nothing left to salvage once the recycling project is in full swing.

“Our complaints as recyclers are that if government wants to take over the recycling, we’ll go hungry.”

Thirty-year-old Maxwell Zungu is also concerned that the city’s new project will have a massive impact on his livelihood.

Waste pickers can earn up to R13,000 a month.

But Pikitup’s general manager, Mzukisi Tshem, has assured waste pickers that their work will not become redundant.

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A struggling national airline is renting out its pilots and cabin crew

SOUTH AFRICA (Quartz Africa) – Pilots and cabin crew from South African Airways will be loaned to other airlines, as the debt-ridden national carrier tries to save itself.

The airline’s CEO Vuyani Jarana told news agency AFP this week that it was part of his cost-cutting scheme to save South African Airways. Jarana hopes that South Africa’s underused pilots can take advantage of the global pilot shortage, instead of having to lay off staff.

A South African pilot who has since been contracted out to Japan Air was offered a lucrative salary in US dollars and a business class flight home every three weeks. The South African Airlines pilots association, however, said it was “dismayed” that its members would have to be contracted to airlines like Emirates, Turkish Airlines and Cathay Pacific “as a result of extremely poor fiscal control and mismanagement.”

“It is unsettling to talk about job losses in a country that is battling high levels of unemployment. We would like to see a sustainable SAA,” said Werner Human, COO of the trade union Solidarity.

The union has approached the courts to compel the government to place SAA under business rescue, which could force the company to restructure and undertake any other means to save it from its current financial distress. The union also wants parliament to stop bailing SAA out.

South Africa’s labor laws are often seen as advantaging workers, but has sided with South African Airways in previous retrenchment suits. Earlier this month, the carrier decided to lay off catering staff, but have yet to decide how many workers to let go of. The effort by the state-owned company to avoid layoffs could be political, with South Africa heading to an election year in an environment with already high unemployment.`

The airline received a 3 billion rand (nearly $217 million) bailout in September last year to prevent a default and asked for an additional five billion rand (more than $360 million) this year. Jarana took over SAA in November last year and launched a three-year rescue plan that also includes reducing routes and the axing of its CFO and CEO.

South Africa isn’t ready to give up on its flag carrier just yet, especially not in an environment that has seen Ethiopian Airlines thrive and Kenyan Airways cautiously raise its ambitions as South African Airways loses ground.

“The African travel market is increasing despite the challenges of SAA so if there’s growth in the market, it says that there’s an opportunity for all of us to participate,” Jarana told a South African radio station. “I think if we fix ourselves internally SAA will have a chance to participate.”

The national carrier is just one of South Africa’s embattled state-owned enterprises.

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South Africa hopes Barberton mountains will be added to list of UN World Heritage Sites

SOUTH AFRICA (Times Live) – South Africa hopes the Barberton mountains will be added to the global list of UN World Heritage Sites this weekend.

The 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee will decide on 31 applications for sites to be given heritage status on Friday and Saturday.

The annual conference of the committee is being held in Bahrain‚ where Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa is representing South Africa.

There are 1‚037 World Heritage sites around the world and South Africa already has nine‚ including Robben Island‚ the Cape Floral Kingdom (fynbos) and the Cradle of Humankind.

Sites that are deemed World Heritage Sites are recognised as having global historical or environmental significance‚ may signify a phenomenal achievement of humanity‚ or reveal ancient civilisations. The recognition allows the country to access funds for conservation from the World Heritage Fund and may increase tourism to the area.

The mountains in Mpumalanga‚ also known as the Makhonjwa Mountains‚ are thought to be one of the oldest sites on Earth‚ with its volcanic rocks estimated to be between 3.2 and 3.6 billion years old.

The mountains are also believed to contain the oldest signs of life‚ with a micro fossil of bacteria discovered there that is estimated to be 3.1 billion years old.

A committee of people from 21 countries will this weekend vote on which sites make the cut.

To be accepted onto the list‚ a country must meet stringent criteria and show how the site will be conserved‚ while allowing the world a say in how the site is run.

Mthwetha chaired a meeting at the global event in Bahrain‚ where he asked senior African leaders to ensure the continent is better represented on the World Heritage list.

Mthethwa said: “It’s common knowledge that our African heritage is extremely rich and diverse. Africa is the ‘cradle of humankind’. It is also the only place in the world where one has the privilege to observe the Big 5 in their natural environment. Unfortunately‚ Africa has less than 9% of the sites inscribed on the World Heritage List.”

This is the breakdown of where the recognised sites come from:

  • Africa: 8.67%
  • Arab States: 7.64%
  • Asia and the Pacific: 23.58%
  • Europe and North America: 47.16%
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: 12.95%
  • Italy has the highest number of heritage sites‚ with 53.

Mthethwa called on African leaders to ensure that by 2020‚ more sites from the continent are ready to be nominated for world heritage status.

 

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South Africa’s average salary versus the world

SOUTH AFRICA (businesstech.co.za) – Stats SA this week reported that the average monthly salary for South Africans has declined, while other data shows that the average take-home pay has dropped dramatically.

According to Stats SA, average monthly earnings paid to employees in the formal non-agricultural sector decreased from R20,060 in November 2017 to R19,858 in February 2018 – though this was up 5% year on year from R18,913 in February 2017.

Expressed as an annual salary, this equates to R238,300 a year.

A separate release from BankservAfrica showed that the average take-home salary was significantly lower at R13,621 a month – or R163,450 a year.

It must be noted that South Africa’s average salary data is skewed by large levels of inequality, and excludes the large informal sector. South Africa also has high levels of unemployment, which is not factored into the bigger picture here.

How SA compares versus the rest of the world

Sticking with how South Africa’s formal sector is remunerated compared to the world, we can look at the OECD, which publishes data on average annual salaries across the partner regions.

While South Africa is not included in the data set, we are able to use conversion data from IMF to see how our average salaries would fit in.

The OECD uses gross salary numbers as at the end of 2017, so the data from Stats SA for February 2018 is the closest comparison we have. The OECD figures are also reported in ‘international dollars’, which takes purchasing power parity into account.

South Africa’s average salary per year translates to $17,105 in dollar terms, but the country has a local purchasing power almost twice the value of the US$ – a fair value exchange of R6.25 to the dollar, according to the IMF (2018).

That means that the R238,300 average annual salary in South Africa is equal to $38,128 in PPP dollar terms.

This puts South Africa’s average salary around the same levels as European nations like Italy and Spain.

The graphic below outlines the highest-paying countries in the world, and where South Africa fits in.

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South Africa’s blood supply crisis averted

Durban (Daily News iol.co.za) – Following a massive public drive over the past two weeks the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) said the public had responded en mass, overturning the dire low supply of blood.

However KwaZulu-Natal remained in the red with just a 2.5 days supply in the bag, said SANBS spokesman Ivor Hobbs.

“Things are looking good at the moment. We recently commemorated World Blood Donor Day (June 14) which coincided with the #MissingType campaign (June 11 to 18), which asked organisations to remove the letters A, B and O (symbolising the “missing” blood types with the same letters) from their logos for a week, and for South Africans to temporarily delete the As, Bs and Os from their social media handles – all to raise awareness of the need for new blood donors. The campaigns were successful resulting in all blood stocks being recovered. At one point we even reached over five days supply,” he said.

As of Tuesday, the national supply was at just over three days.

“In KZN supplies are still very low sitting at 2.5 days, but we do distribute from other centres in the province,” said Hobbs.

However he said while they celebrate the gains of the last two weeks, they encouraged more to become donors. “We need 3 300 units of blood a day to meet needs. So while we thank each and every person who responded to our call, at the same time we encourage more people to donate blood,” said Hobbs.

Out of South Africa’s population of 56 million people, only about 1% donate blood regularly.

Hobbs said despite the common misperception that most of the blood donated in South Africa goes to accident victims, blood collected by the SANBS was spread much wider, including:

28% is used to treat cancer and aplastic anaemia
27% is used during childbirth
21% is used for scheduled surgery
10% is used for paediatric care
6% goes to laboratories
6% is used for orthopaedic care
4% is used for accident or trauma victims

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Four people affected by Rift Valley fever in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA (Times Live) – A fever-causing virus transmitted by mosquitoes‚ especially in wet seasons‚ has been confirmed in four people following an isolated outbreak in sheep on a farm in the Jacobsdal area of the Free State‚ bordering the Northern Cape.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases identified the Rift Valley Fever (RVF) outbreak in May after a total of 250 sheep deaths and abortions on the farm were documented.

Ten residents and workers who had come into contact with the affected sheep through slaughtering or handling of animal tissues were monitored by the provincial department of health and the NICD.

“Four individuals were retrospectively confirmed to have been infected with RVF virus; four individuals were shown to have probably been infected with RVFV‚ pending further tests on follow-up blood samples for confirmation; two individuals were not infected with RVFV despite handling potentially contaminated tissues‚” the NICD said this week.

Six of the eight people had experienced mild symptoms of fever‚ muscle pain or headache in the preceding month. None developed a severe disease that necessitated hospitalisation.

The NICD noted that mosquitoes collected on the affected farm tested negative for the RVF virus‚ “suggesting that active transmission had diminished due to decreased mosquito populations”.

A widespread RVF epidemic occurred in South Africa in 2010-2011‚ with more than 14‚000 animal cases recorded in eight of the nine provinces. During this period the NICD confirmed a total of 278 human cases‚ of which 25 were fatal. The previous large epidemic occurred on the interior plateau of South Africa in 1974-76.

Transmission of the virus is uncommon in colder winter months. It causes outbreaks of abortions and deaths of young livestock – predominantly sheep‚ goats and cattle.

The disease occurs throughout Africa and the Middle East Asia when exceptionally heavy rains favour the breeding of the mosquito vectors. In RVF outbreaks occurring in east or southern Africa‚ humans become infected primarily from contact with infected tissues of livestock or game animals.