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From the President’s desk
1st Quarter 2014, SAFPA

Wishing you all a prosperous year ahead. The new year has brought some changes at SAFPA as we bid farewell to our president Norman Hall, who has moved to the Cape to a new challenge and a new industry. ...

SAFPA technical evening
1st Quarter 2014, SAFPA

At SAFPA’s technical evening last November, Adrian Buddingh, MD of Pneumax, talked about the Pneudrive Challenge. With the 2013 theme being Greener Mining, this design competition for students is jointly ...

SAFPA: President’s letter
4th Quarter 2013, SAFPA

   We recently had our SAFPA cycle race which brought out a very competitive instinct in many people. It was a great day out with many people bringing their families along. Next year we hope to see a ...

SAFPA at Bauma Africa
4th Quarter 2013, SAFPA

   Following SAFPA’s successful exhibit at Electra Mining 2012, Bauma Africa presented another marketing opportunity. Seen here are members of the SAFPA executive committee manning the SAFPA stand.    ...

SAFPA technical evening
4th Quarter 2013, SAFPA

   At the September technical evening Willem de Beer, co-owner of SA Explosion Prevention, gave a talk on explosion prevention in mines and on surface. Willem is a specialist test and certification engineer ...

SAFPA cycle race
4th Quarter 2013, SAFPA

SAFPA’s popular annual cycle race was held on 18 October at Avianto in Muldersdrift. Teams of four covered a total distance of about 40 km, each member doing around 10 km. Participating teams were from ...

SAFPA supports ECSA skills survey
4th Quarter 2013, SAFPA

ECSA has launched a national engineering skills survey to investigate the extent of available engineering skills in South Africa. The survey was initiated by the Engineering Council of South Africa ...

From the President’s desk
3rd Quarter 2013, SAFPA

   Pressure vessels At our recent AGM, I gave a talk on the duties and responsibilities of importers/manufacturers of pressure equipment, specifically accumulators. For whatever reason, this has become ...

3rd Quarter 2013, SAFPA

SAFPA’s 31st AGM held on 23rd May 2013 was preceded by a very informative presentation by Norman Hall on the legal ramifications surrounding pressure equipment, pressure vessels and accumulators. SAFPA ...

From the president's desk
2nd Quarter 2013, SAFPA

I have recently returned from a two week trip to Germany which coincided with the Hannover Fair. Part of the trip involved visiting several suppliers and part walking the halls of the fair. It was my ...

SAFPA technical evening: filtration technology
2nd Quarter 2013, SAFPA

At another SAFPA technical evening, John Foley from Parker Store Aeroport shared his experiences in the filtration industry with an excellent talk on filtration technology and the importance of filtration ...

SAFPA technical evening: mechatronics
2nd Quarter 2013, SAFPA

At a recent technical evening Adrian Buddingh from Pneumax gave a very interesting talk on Mechatronic Motion and Control – and how to integrate electronics into a mechanical world. He is seen here ...

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