Daily Archives: September 3, 2018

Une importante livraison d’équipement minier témoigne de la force de XCMG en Afrique du Sud

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 South Africa

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.

 

SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE ARREST GANG MEMBERS ATTACKING BUSES PLYING MAPUTO-JOBURG ROUTE

MAPUTO� The General Commander of the Mozambican police, Bernadino Rafael, has disclosed that the police have detained inside South Africa some members of criminal gangs who have been attacking buses and other vehicles using the road from Maputo to Johannesburg in neighbouring South Africa.

Speaking at a meeting with members of the Mozambican Federation of Road Transporters (FEMATRO) here last Friday to discuss means of strengthening security for travellers, Rafael said the arrests occurred as part of a joint operation between the Mozambican and South African police forces. Those arrested had taken part in at least two recent attacks on buses travelling from Maputo to Johannesburg.

The criminals were arrested with some of the documents and cell phones they had stolen from the passengers,” media reports here quoted him as saying. Based on these clues, our colleagues in the South African police are expanding their lines of investigation in order to neutralise other members of the crime syndicate which has recently caused problems for travellers. Investigative work is continuing to clear up all the events registered to date.”

Rafael said the police had established that some of the gangs attacking vehicles contain both South African and Mozambican criminals, while others consist exclusively of South Africans.

Some of the criminals pretend to be passengers, and board the buses in Maputo. Once the bus has crossed the border and is in South African territory, they pull put weapons and start to rob the other passengers.

So one of the measures we have taken to tighten security for people travelling on the buses, is that passengers must be registered, with a photocopy of their ticket and their passport,” Rafael said. This measure is to identify all those passengers who, in the middle of the journey, commit crimes.”

FEMATRO chairperson Castigo Nhamane said he was pleased with the Federation’s interaction with the Mozambican police. He called for greater co-ordination with the South African police to ensure an effective fight against the highwaymen.

The most recent assaults have been against buses of the Mozambican company Majugar and the South African company Intercape, both operating the Maputo-Johannesburg route. The travellers, mostly Mozambican, were stripped of their valuables, and of the money they were carrying for purchases in South Africa or for medical expenses.

Several bus companies ply the Maputo-Johannesburg route, some offering two trips a day. Although the journey takes about ten and a half hours, it is much cheaper than flying.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Drunk driver’s tricks fail to impress

A drunk driving suspect tried, and failed, to pull the wool over the eyes of Metro Police officers this weekend. The suspect tried to pass himself off as a passenger to avoid capture, but he couldn’t fool Metro Police officers and joined dozens of other suspects behind bars.

Members of the City of Cape Town’s Metro Police Department attached to the Camera Response Unit were on patrol in Bishop Lavis on Sunday, 2 September 2018 when they noticed the driver of a white Toyota Venture disobeying a directional arrow.

They requested the driver to pull over and then spotted him changing seats with the passenger. They soon discovered the reason � he was under the influence of alcohol and was detained at Bishop Lavis SAPS.

The suspect was one of 21 drunk drivers arrested by the Metro Police Department. The Cape Town Traffic Service arrested 46 more drunk driving suspects, including 29 at a roadblock in Kuils River.

‘Drunk driving continues to be one of our biggest enforcement headaches. Between the Metro Police Department and Traffic Service, there was a 15% increase in the number of arrests in the last financial year. It is an immense drain on our resources as each person arrested has to be booked at the police station, have their blood drawn or submit to the evidentiary breath test at the Shadow Centre and then taken into custody. Throughout the process, the arresting officer has to accompany the suspect, which means officers are taken away from active patrol.

‘With the recent introduction of our mobile Random Breath Testing vehicle, we are hoping to expedite drunk driving cases and to increase the conviction rate. The sooner we are able to effectively show that there are consequences for this type of behaviour, the better for road safety,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.

The Metro Police Department also recovered four firearms in the last five days in response to tip-offs from the public.

The weapons confiscated included:

A rifle in Bonteheuwel

A 9mm pistol in Langa

A 9mm pistol in Manenberg

A .38 special revolver in Grassy Park

‘The Metro Police Department receives on average 30 tip-offs each week and we are heartened by this contribution from the public. The department has increased the number of targeted operations, which means a more visible and sustained presence in high-crime areas. This has facilitated an increase in trust between staff and the communities who feel more secure in sharing information, as they are seeing results from the tip-offs that they provide, as was evident with three of the four firearms recovered in the last few days,’ added Alderman Smith.

Source: City of Cape Town