Bosch Holdings News
18
Mar
2015

Bosch Ulwazi hosts first Enterprise Development Breakfast

On 27 November 2014, Bosch Ulwazi hosted its first Enterprise Development Breakfast. Deputy Mayor, Counsellor Nomvuso Shabalala, addressed attendees and commended Bosch Ulwazi for their enormous contribution to Durban’s Small Business economy over the past five years. The honourable Deputy Mayor encouraged other large companies to follow their example by also investing their time, energy…

17
Mar
2015

SAIPPA – Engineering News latest on Bronkhorstspruit Biogas Plant

Extract from the article in the Engineering News: After several years of navigating project-threatening red tape and currency fluctuations, the 4.4 MW Bronkhorstspruit biogas power plant, which will supply clean energy to a leading automotive manufacturer in Gauteng, is expected to enter production before June. Continue reading…  

08
Dec
2014

Enterprise Development Breakfast

Bosch Ulwazi hosted the first Enterprise Development Breakfast on 27th November 2014. The event is envisaged to become an annual event and to be aligned with Global Entrepreneurship week. The aim of the event was to honour Corporate and SMME companies that participated in the Enterprise Development Programme for 2014, and also to expose corporate…

21
Nov
2014

EIT Conference 2014

Annual Engineer-In-Training Conference: 2014 The Annual EIT Conference was held on the 18th November 2014 at Kingfisher Conference Centre. The conference provides an opportunity for the Engineers-In-Training to showcase the practical knowledge and experience they have gained over the past year to their peers, colleagues, mentors and the company’s management and clients. These presentations are assessed by a…

03
Nov
2014

Bosch Sponsors F1 In Schools DGC – Top Gear Challenge

As a company who support women empowerment, Bosch were delighted to sponsor the 1st and only all-girls’ team to enter the 2014 F1 in Schools Technology Challenge in KwaZulu-Natal. The 5 member team, College Ignition, from Durban Girls College were tasked with the following: to design, analyse, manufacture, test and race a Formula1 car of…

08
Oct
2014

Bosch Munitech partners with Durban Solid Waste (DSW) to assist Tanzania in Solid Waste Management

Bosch Munitech, in partnership with Durban Solid Waste (DSW), recently concluded a training programme presented to 30 solid waste management practitioners from Tanzania. The training programme formed part of the Tanzania Strategic Cities Project (TSCP), run from the Prime Ministers office. The goal of the TSCP initiative is the creation of a facilitative environment for…

29
Sep
2014

Transnet Port Terminals Women In Engineering Development Programme

Transnet Port Terminals sponsored two emerging enterprises with vehicles as part of their Singakwenza Kwenzeke Initiative. This initiative focussed on the development of black women in the engineering sector/industry and is managed and facilitated by Bosch Ulwazi (Pty) Ltd. Zanele Dlamini, MD of ZD Project Management, focuses on providing project management services in the engineering field…

28
Aug
2014

The 2014 Annual Engineering Job Shadowing Initiative

“A Day in the life of a Consulting Engineer” A work experience day, aligned with the CESA National Job Shadow Initiative, was organised on 24 July 2014 at Bosch Holdings Head Office in Durban. Bosch Stemele, Bosch Projects, Bosch Ulwazi and Bosch Munitech hosted the event which informed scholars about the multi‑disciplinary Consulting Engineering industry. An…

13
Aug
2014

Bosch Golf Day 2014

The annual Bosch Golf day was successfully held at Mt. Edgecombe Country Club, on the 1st of August 2014. It was a great day for golf, with the greens, as always, in great condition. We would like to thank those who attended, and made it a successful event.

25
Jul
2014

SED graduate progress, Lawrence Mkhize

The Socio-Economic Development (SED) programme has presented an opportunity for me to gain first hand work experience on a project in Ixopo.  This experience will improve my marketability in the near future and also establish me in my career. I am being mentored by experienced colleagues at the office and on site, verifying the equipment…

25
Jul
2014

Enterprise Development Conference

Bosch Ulwazi hosted a conference in July for 11 ED companies who are based in KwaZulu-Natal and that are sponsored by Transnet Port Terminals and Bosch Projects. The owners completed the 10 Week Business Growth programme which culminated in them delivering a presentation on how the course has added value to their businesses. One entrepreneur…

26
Jun
2014

New Diffuser Crush World Record at Jatai, Brazil – 21,632 tons

Over the last 3 years, Neil du Plessis from Bosch Projects Sugar Equipment (who is currently on site with Raizen), has spent a total of 10 months in Jatai helping improve and optimise their extraction equipment. They are now exceeding their production expectations and, on the 13th of June 2014, reported a new daily crush…

29
May
2014

Bosch Stemele Regional Director appointment

Bosch Stemele has appointed Raj Ramchuran to the position of Regional Director – KwaZulu Natal. In this role, Raj is responsible for managing Bosch Stemele’s operations in the province, including managing the Regional Office in Umhlanga, and Branch Offices in Mtubatuba (North Coast) and Shelley Beach (South Coast). Raj brings many years of experience to…

28
May
2014

Bosch Ulwazi’s EIT Programme continues to produce Top Engineers

Bosch Ulwazi’s EIT programme continues to grow from strength to strength with their Annual EIT Conference becoming a high profile, must attend event for those on the programme. The conference provides an opportunity for the EITs to showcase the practical knowledge and experience they have gained to their peers, colleagues, mentors, company management and Clients….

28
May
2014

Bosch Ulwazi plays a key role in Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) Enterprise Development Programme

As part of its Enterprise Development Programme, Transnet Port Terminals tasked Bosch Ulwazi with the development of 20 emerging enterprises in December 2013. The programme’s aim is to grow and maintain sustainable businesses with the final goal being to develop these businesses to become value adding suppliers to TPT. The programme is aptly named Singakwenza…

27
May
2014

New MD heralds exciting era for Bosch Stemele

Bosch Stemele, recently appointed Danai Magugumela as its new managing director, following the impending retirement of former managing director Max Stemele.   In addition to her many qualifications, Danai has an exceptional track record in the industry spanning nearly 20 years. She holds a MSc in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in the US,…

27
May
2014

14 years on – Bivane Dam lauded for delivering triple bottom line sustainability

In the late 1990s, Bosch Stemele was appointed by the Impala Irrigation Board to provide the engineering services for a much-needed reservoir near Pongola. Completed in 2000, the award-winning Bivane Dam was a major success achieving all its primary goals. A plaque unveiling ceremony was held on 7th February 2014 to honour the Impala Dam…

27
May
2014

Bosch Stemele Regional Director appointment

Bosch Stemele has appointed Raj Ramchuran to the position of Regional Director – KwaZulu Natal. In this role, Raj is responsible for managing Bosch Stemele’s operations in the province, including managing the Regional Office in Umhlanga, and Branch Offices in Mtubatuba (North Coast) and Shelley Beach (South Coast). Raj brings many years of experience to…

27
May
2014

Bosch Holdings appoints Managing Director of Bosch Capital

Bosch Holdings recently appointed Jarred Roberts as Managing Director of the new operating subsidiary, Bosch Capital. With experience in the business and finance world, Jarred is ready to spearhead the Bosch Capital team. He brings a strong network in the financial services and private equity industries, along with experience in financial modelling, transaction structuring, new…

27
May
2014

Bosch Stemele and Bosch Projects Agricultural capabilities consolidate

In order to increase operational efficiencies, Bosch Projects and Bosch Stemele Agricultural capabilities have consolidated into a single business unit under the Bosch Stemele banner. The consolidation of these units was approved by both companies’ Boards and will be known as the Agriculture and Water Resources Division. The focus of the new business unit is…

27
May
2014

Upgrading of N2 between Grahamstown and Fish River Pass

Preparations for the upgrade of 47 kilometres of the N2 between Grahamstown and the Fish River Pass have begun. Bosch Stemele, in a joint venture with Mott MacDonald PDNA, is providing consulting engineering services to the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) for this project.   The project comprises upgrading a single carriageway traversing…

27
May
2014

New Bosch East Africa office firmly established

The Bosch East Africa office started operating from Nairobi in September 2013. Since opening its doors the office has built up a solid Client base, ensuring that Bosch East Africa is making a name for itself in the marketplace. Skyline Properties appointed Bosch East Africa as the MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) Services Consultants on…

27
May
2014

Nursing College conditional assessments progressing well

Bosch Stemele, Bosch Projects, the Development Bank of South Africa and the National Department of Health were involved in the conditional assessments of 121 nursing colleges across all provinces over the past 6 months. For this project an assessment team from each of the Bosch Stemele regional offices visited individual facilities to report on the…

27
May
2014

Bosch Stemele Port Elizabeth and Makana Municipality solving Grahamstown’s water crisis

In recent months, Grahamstown has experienced severe water shortages, with some areas being without water for days at a time. To resolve this, Bosch Stemele was appointed by Makana Municipality to undertake a feasibility study and implementation readiness study for Grahamstown Bulk Water Supply. The study’s purpose is to identify strategic interventions and to apply…

27
May
2014

Bosch Stemele completes design for Stormill Extension 12 and 13

In November 2013 iProp (Pty) Ltd appointed Bosch Stemele to conduct the detailed design and implementation of bulk civil engineering services for two new industrial townships, Extension 12 and Extension 13, in Stormill, an industrial node on the Westrand. Providing these bulk services will enable iProp to sell the serviced sites for top-structure development.  …

26
May
2014

Bosch Holdings bolsters the Vision with additional finance expertise

John Botha joined Bosch Holdings in May 2013 in the position of Group Financial Controller, as a direct report to Allen Liversage – Group Financial Director. His current role is to provide top level financial support to the operations of the business, whilst also supporting local and international growth initiatives across the group. John completed…

26
May
2014

Bosch Projects designs first Bagasse Diffuser for Thailand

Bosch Projects, in association with Wellman Company Ltd, recently designed a 16.5 metre wide 833tch Bosch Projects chainless bagasse diffuser for the Khon Kaen sugar mill in Thailand. Specialised equipment was supplied by Bosch Projects, with the fabrication and erection being done by Wellman Company A Bosch commissioning engineer is currently in Thailand commissioning and…

26
May
2014

Bosch Engenharia sells first CVP in Brazil

In July 2013 Bosch Engenharia sold its first Continuous Vacuum Pan (CVP) to the largest and most prestigious sugar factory in Brazil. This new CVP is vital to this company’s plan to process 10 million tons of cane through the factory in 2014, up from 9 million tons in 2013. This is equivalent to half…

26
May
2014

MPV Conditioning Silos project completed timeously

Bosch Projects recently completed construction of the conditioning silos project at the Mitr Phu Viang (MPV) sugar mill in Thailand. The project commenced in 2012 and, in addition to undertaking the design, Bosch Projects was required to provide assistance during the construction and commissioning of three 25tph sugar conditioning silos at MPV sugar mill on…

26
May
2014

Bosch Technology and Operations lead the way for Biowaste to Energy Project

Bosch Holdings is proud to announce the commencement of a unique biowaste to energy project in Bronkhorstspruit district, Gauteng. The project is the first of its kind in South Africa and sees the conversion of agricultural waste to electricity for distribution to industry for green manufacturing.   The project developer, Bio2Watt, contracted Bosch Projects as…

26
May
2014

Bosch Capital – A new addition to Bosch Holdings

January 2014 saw the establishment of Bosch Capital. This comes as part of Bosch Holdings’ innovative growth strategy to provide Clients with a more holistic solution. Bosch Capital addresses a tangible demand from Clients to assist in all funding aspects of projects, products and new initiatives and will guide project developers and public sector Clients…

23
May
2014

Bosch Stemele Regional Director appointment

Bosch Stemele has appointed Raj Ramchuran to the position of Regional Director – KwaZulu Natal. In this role, Raj is responsible for managing Bosch Stemele’s operations in the province, including managing the Regional Office in Umhlanga, and Branch Offices in Mtubatuba (North Coast) and Shelley Beach (South Coast). Raj brings many years of experience to…

12
May
2014

Bosch Capital – A new addition to Bosch Holdings

January 2014 saw the establishment of Bosch Capital. This comes as part of Bosch Holdings’ innovative growth strategy to provide Clients with a more holistic solution. Bosch Capital addresses a tangible demand from Clients to assist in all funding aspects of projects, products and new initiatives and will guide project developers and public sector Clients…

12
May
2014

Bosch Holdings appoints Managing Director of Bosch Capital

Bosch Holdings recently appointed Jarred Roberts as Managing Director of the new operating subsidiary, Bosch  Capital. With experience in the business and finance world, Jarred is ready to spearhead the Bosch Capital team. He brings a  strong network in the financial services and private equity industries, along with experience in financial modelling, transaction structuring, new…

12
May
2014

Bosch Munitech extends leak detection and repair services to Msunduzi Local Municipality

In October 2013, Bosch Munitech cemented its position as the pre-eminent leak detection and repair contractor in KwaZulu-Natal with the award of its latest leak detection contract for Msunduzi Local Municipality. After six years of hands-on experience in this very specialised field, the results, five months into the project, reflect  the value and necessity of…

12
May
2014

Bosch Munitech extends mechanical and electrical maintenance services to Ugu District Municipality

Bosch Munitech was recently appointed to undertake mechanical and electrical maintenance services on the water and wastewater infrastructure within Ugu District Municipality. Bosch Munitech’s role is to augment the Client’s reactive maintenance capacity and to assist with unplanned maintenance and breaks in service.   Works undertaken to-date have included: After-hours shuts and repairs to bulk…

12
May
2014

Municipal revenue enhancement and water loss reduction using GIS

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has proven to be an exceptionally strong management tool in the war against water loss and associated municipal revenue losses. GIS modelling and data analysis increases efficiency in services management and delivery, data processing, calculations, reporting and decision making, thus creating a powerful platform for water loss management interventions. Bosch Munitech…

12
May
2014

Bosch Munitech assists ERWAT with Hartebeestfontein Water Care Works upgrade

On the strength of its multiple CIDB grading (8CE, 8ME, 8EP, 8EB), Bosch Munitech was recently appointed as the main contractor by ERWAT, for the completion of engineering works for the upgrading of the final settling tank capacity at the Hartebeestfontein Water Care Works, which is situated at the ERWAT head offices in Kempton Park….

12
May
2014
Meethan Gokool

Bosch Holdings’ Young Engineer of the Year

The Bosch Holdings Young Engineer of the Year Award for 2014 goes to Meethan Gokool of Bosch Projects. Meethan joined Bosch Projects in 2006 after graduating cum laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a degree in mechanical engineering. Since then he has worked on numerous multi-disciplinary projects, exposing him to the various engineering sectors….

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