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Une importante livraison d’équipement minier témoigne de la force ...

Les solutions minières de la société sont saluées pour leur qualité et leur fiabilité

XUZHOU, Chine, 3 septembre 2018 /PRNewswire/ — XCMG, le plus grand fabricant de machines de construction de Chine, a livré six machines à une société minière en Afrique du Sud, marquant ainsi une nouvelle étape dans le développement de la marque sur le marché africain.

La commande comprenait trois treuils miniers XDA40, une excavatrice XE470D, une niveleuse minière GR2405 et un LW1200KN, le plus grand modèle de chargeur de Chine. À leur arrivée, les machines ont subi et passé avec succès des tests rigoureux menés par une société d’inspection tierce et comprenant notamment 50 heures d’entraînement sans charge et à pleine charge. Les machines ont excellé sur les routes boueuses et escarpées par temps orageux et ont suscité l’admiration du chef de projet.

« Des livraisons comme celle-ci en Afrique du Sud, un marché haut de gamme sur le continent, démontrent l’attrait et la valeur des véhicules de classe mondiale de XCMG et annoncent la disparition des politiques restrictives qui ont entravé la croissance de l’industrie des machines de construction », a déclaré Jiansen Liu, président adjoint de XCMG et directeur général de XCMG Import and Export Co. « Sous l’effet des nouvelles opportunités émergeant dans toute l’Afrique, dont beaucoup s’inscrivent dans le cadre de l’initiative chinoise de la Ceinture et la Route, ainsi que de la forte concurrence des marques européennes, américaines et locales, XCMG a mis au point des solutions d’équipement minier très efficaces et mis en place un vaste réseau local de vente et de réparation couvrant 16 pays d’Afrique, dont un nouveau centre régional de pièces détachées situé à Nairobi, au Kenya, et desservant l’Afrique de l’Est. »

Tirant parti de ses capacités de recherche et de développement de pointe, XCMG a créé une série de machines spécialement conçues pour s’adapter aux environnements chauds et sablonneux de l’Afrique. La société a également connu d’autres réussites sur le continent africain, dont :

  • L’exportation de 14 chargeurs ZL50GN série V en Éthiopie. Ce modèle de chargeur haut de gamme bénéficie de la technologie de série V la plus avancée avec plus de 10 brevets déposés par XCMG : un choix fiable, efficace, confortable et économique pour différents types de projets de construction.
  • L’utilisation de ses débardeuses XC360 dans des projets forestiers, permettant ainsi aux exploitations forestières de multiplier par trois l’efficacité du travail et d’augmenter leurs bénéfices de 13 %.

À propos de XCMG

Créée il y a 74 ans, XCMG est une multinationale spécialisée dans la fabrication de machinerie lourde. Elle se classe actuellement au sixième rang dans l’industrie mondiale des machines de construction. Ses produits s’exportent dans plus de 182 pays et régions du monde.

A song celebrating the Africa-Guangdong friendship goes viral in China

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit convenes in Beijing on September 3rd and 4th, symbolising a new chapter in China-Africa relations. Tabou, a Senegalese singer living in Guangzhou, capital city of South China’s Guangdong province, performed the song “one for all and all for one” to celebrate Guangdong-Africa friendship ahead of the summit.

Released on Aug.31st by Nanfang Media Group – one of the leading media groups in South China, the song gained great popularity. Until 9 a.m, Sept. 2nd (Beijing Time), the music video of the song have already reached one million views on websites and apps of Nanfang Media Group and WeChat and Weibo – two main Chinese social media platforms.

“I’ve tried to blend African music with Chinese and Cantonese culture and relate experience living in the city,” Feifei told the reporter. “I think China and Africa need each other and we can also help each other. It just like I sang in the song- nor mountain nor sea, can separate us. Through hardship we fight, sharing a common destiny.”

Driven by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Southern China’s Guangdong province continues to foster economic and cultural ties to Africa. Many “bridge builders,” like Tabou, are devoting themselves to the Guangdong-Africa partnership.

According to Wale Oloko, the Consul General of Nigeria in Guangzhou, there are 10 African Consulates General in Guangzhou, outnumbering other Chinese cities in this regard. In accordance with figures released by Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province, in early 2017, Cantonese enterprises set up 29 branches in Africa and the number had increased to 244 by the end of last year.

Tracy Huo, vice-chairman of Africa Guangdong Business Association (AGBA), is one such “bridge builder,” having initiated the first China-Africa Economic and Cultural Week in Guangzhou this April.

According to Tracy, high priority should be given to cross-cultural talent cultivation, as a result, “AGBA founded a commercial school in Africa and designed a core curriculum, focused on establishing a talent pool there.”

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Major Delivery of Mining Equipment Highlights XCMG’s Strength in ...

Company’s Mining Solutions Win Praise for Quality and Reliability

XUZHOU, China, Sept. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — XCMG, China’s top construction machinery manufacturer, has delivered six pieces of equipment to a mining company in South Africa, marking another milestone for the brand’s development in the African market.

The order included three XDA40 mining winches, one XE470D excavator, one GR2405 mining grader and one LW1200KN, the largest-tonnage loader model in China. Upon arrival, the equipment underwent and passed strict tests set up by a third-party inspection company, including 50 hours of no-load and full-load drive. The equipment excelled on the muddy, steep roadways in stormy weather and earned praise from the project manager.

“Deliveries such as this one to South Africa, a high-end market on the continent, demonstrate the appeal and value of XCMG’s world class vehicles and heralds the falling away of restrictive policies that have stymied growth of the construction machinery industry there in the past,” said Jiansen Liu, Assistant President of XCMG and General Manager of XCMG Import and Export Co. “Driven by new opportunities across Africa, many of which come as part of Chinas Belt and Road Initiative, as well as strong competition from European, American and local brands, XCMG has developed highly-efficient mining equipment solutions and built an extensive local sales and service network that covers 16 countries across Africa, including a new direct regional spare parts center in Nairobi, Kenya to serve business in East Africa.”

Leveraging its world-leading research and development capabilities, XCMG has tailored a series of equipment  adaptable to the high temperature and sandy environment of Africa. Other recent wins on the continent include:

  • 14 V series ZL50GN platform loaders exported to Ethiopia: the upmarket model is supported by the most advanced V series technology with more than 10 XCMG patents, delivering a reliable, efficient, comfortable and economical option for different kinds of construction projects.
  • XCMG’s XC360 skidders are being used in forestry projects, tripling working efficiency and helping wood farms improve profits by 13 percent.

About XCMG

XCMG is a multinational heavy machinery manufacturing company with a history of 74 years. It currently ranks sixth in the world’s construction machinery industry. The company exports to more than 182 countries and regions around the world.

For more information, please visit: www.xcmg.com, or XCMG’s pages on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries launches National Arbor Month, 7 ...

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in partnership with the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs, the eHlanzeni District Municipality and Total South Africa, will launch the National Arbor Month campaign on 7 September at Mbombela Local Municipality in Mpumalanga.

This will be the official launch of the extension of the National Arbor Week to a month campaign. The theme for the Arbor Month is: Forests and Sustainable Cities.

Activities of the launch day will include project visits and greening initiatives in and around the local municipality, including Barberton and Thekwane communities. The day will also include the Arbor City Awards, a competition sponsored by Total SA and was introduced to promote the greening of cities and towns in South Africa. These awards are given to cities/towns that go an extra mile to green their areas of jurisdiction.

Source: Government of South Africa

SA scoops best exhibitor award in SADC region

South Africa took home the best exhibitor award in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region at the conclusion of the 54th Feira International de Maputo trade fair on Sunday.

The South African pavilion at the Feira International de Maputo (FACIM) was hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) wherein 23 businesses with expertise in the energy sector, air conditioning, textiles, agro-processing, jewellery manufacturing and built industry were showcasing locally produced goods and services.

South Africa’s High Commissioner to Mozambique, Ambassador Mandisi Mpahlwa, remarked that the award was a welcomed confidence booster. He added that South Africa has made various improvements over the years with regards to its participation in the fair.

Our track-record is fairly impressive. It is also important to recognise that we have been improving our performance and position with each successive year. In 2015 we were crowned the third overall exhibitor.

In 2016 we came second and last year we won the overall best pavilion at FACIM. This year, we romped home with the overall best exhibitor for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, said Mpahlwa on Sunday.

He added that the organisers of the fair were getting better in the selection of companies that best represent the spread of sectors, products and services that speak to Mozambique’s immediate needs.

As follow-up to this achievement at FACIM, it is important to mention that in November of this year we will embark on a trade mission to Pemba and Palma in the north of Mozambique, where gas fields have been discovered.

What makes this upcoming mission significant is that this year marks the beginning of a phase of investment and development of those gas fields towards the eventual goal of exploiting the gas underneath the soil.

We do believe that the scale of investments that are going to be required there, the amounts of inputs and the levels and the volumes of services presents scores of opportunities for South African companies, said the High Commissioner.

FACIM is Mozambique’s biggest annual fair which caters for a variety of products and services attracting the attention of companies from Africa, Asia and Europe.

The trade fair that got underway on 27 August concluded on Sunday.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Minister calls for evidence of fake food

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has called on members of the public to assist the department in providing evidence of fake, expired and counterfeit foodstuffs.

To date, the Ministry of Health has not received evidence of fake foodstuff made of material such as plastic. We appeal to the public, including the media, to bring to authorities, tangible evidence of food-stuff made of non-biological and potentially harmful substances and chemicals; including bringing to our attention the sales of expired food.

The public is requested to call the NDoH hotline 011-386-2003/6 during office hours, and the National Consumer Commission (NCC) hotline 012-428-7000, the Minister said on Monday.

The Minister’s call comes amid the flurry of videos circulating on social media alleging that fake and expired foodstuffs are being sold to the public.

Upon receiving numerous complaints, the health department said it decided to act swiftly and determine if there is any truth to the allegations.

On 8 August 2018, the Health department wrote letters to 52 district municipalities and metros asking them to conduct inspection blitzes in all food premises.

As of today, 12 districts and metropolitan areas out of 52 have handed in reports. A total of 102 joint operations with the South African Police Service (SAPS) were undertaken by environmental health practitioners. 454 premises were reached. The operation revealed that 281 premises were operating without valid health certificates. 100 premises were issued with notices to stop operations. 292 premises were found to be non-compliant.

To date, 2 151 foodstuff items were seized and 1 296 foodstuff items were detained for further investigation. Motsoaledi said work in this regard is still ongoing.

On 31 August, the NCC, together with the City of Tshwane, the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission, National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications, SAPS and representatives of the trade mark owners carried out inspections.

Six premises were closed down. Five of them for non-compliance with their zoning certificates and one for trading in counterfeit goods. We have removed and destroyed expired foodstuff in premises that have been inspected, said Motsoaledi.

Despite the social media frenzy, Motsoaledi said his department is yet to get a report of people falling ill following consumption of these fake foods.

We have not received any reports or notifications of human illness associated with such ‘fake’ food products doing rounds on social media, he said.

Motsoaledi said in the course of investigations, the department noted confusion amongst the public between counterfeit food, fake food, expired food, best-before date and sell-by date.

Best-before date: This is for long shelf life dry or canned products. It is used for stock rotation and is not an indicator of safety.

Sell-by date: This has been used for perishable food which is usually stored in a refrigerator. The meaning and implications of this date has caused so much confusion globally that in July this year the Codex Alimentarius Commission has discontinued the use of this date.

Use-by / Expiry date: this is the ‘expiry date’ as we know it. It means that food is no longer palatable after this date. For perishable food, this means it can no longer be consumed, explained the Minister.

Motsoaledi clarified that counterfeit goods, are goods manufactured and sold under another company’s brand name.

The term ‘fake food’ has been used by social media to refer to food that does not contain food substances � for example ‘plastic food’ or ‘bread that does not dissolve in water’.

The food industry has been requested to confirm the authenticity of potential counterfeit foodstuffs which include verifying the brands of their products such as soft drinks, tinned foodstuffs, etc. currently displayed on social media platforms, said Motsoaledi.

The department has roped in other government regulatory authorities from the departments of Agriculture and Trade and Industry, including the National Consumer Commission, to confirm allegations of compromised quality standards.

The public is encouraged to notify environmental health practitioners and the South African Police Services regarding any suspicious foodstuffs and provide evidence where possible, said the Minister.

Source: South African Government News Agency