RCR gets new chief

Noordhoek is resigning from the position to pick up his previous chief operating officer role, with RCR saying continued growth had led to the need for Noordhoek’s niche skill set to be focused on COO duties. Read more

Scammers offering cheap, fake Hondas

Honda said its products were among a number of brands of power equipment that were being sold by people of Irish, Scottish, English and Australian origin.In particular, Honda said that in recent months a band of about 50 travelling Irish traders had been selling their wares in this manner and trying to pass off their inferior quality products as the genuine article.Moving from town to town, the scammers are said to offer equipment at heavily discounted prices compared to the genuine product, and do not provide a warranty or any contact details, promptly leaving the area for their next location before they are traced. Read more

Fewer fish in an inflexible net

Hays Resources & Mining regional director Simon Winfield said the search for the perfect candidate would always exist. However, if employers recognise how to determine those candidates suited to all aspects of the role, not just those with the correct technical skills, they are more likely to recruit and retain the best skills for their particular business. Read more

South African engineer joins Thiess in east

Taylor was most recently managing director of South Africa’s Murray and Roberts Construction, the largest engineering and construction services firm in that country, which has a portfolio including projects such as the Gautrain Rapid Rail Development and Green Point Stadium Project.In June, Thiess and its joint venture partners completed the $2.6 billion EastLink project in Melbourne – one of the largest public-private partnerships ever carried out in Australia – five months ahead of schedule. Read more