http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 12.95Change: 0.08
R/$ = 11.96Change: 0.17
Au 1205.25 $/ozChange: -1.65
Pt 1160.50 $/ozChange: -6.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jul 01, 2009

Daily podcast - July 1, 2009

Back
poden_01072009
 
 
 
Africa|Africa|Manufacturing|Services
Africa|Africa|Manufacturing|Services
africa-company|africa|manufacturing|services
© Reuse this



Wednesday, July 1, 2009.
From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I'm Amy Witherden.
Making headlines today:
The Kagiso Purchasing Managers Index has risen for a second consecutive month to 37,9 points on a seasonally adjusted basis in June, compared with 37,3 points in May.
The index, which is a key measure of manufacturing activity, had, in May, shown its first increase since January with sponsors Kagiso Securities saying that the rise could offer a "glimmer of hope" for the South African economy.
However, Kagiso Securities head of fixed income securities Andre Coetzee says that, while the PMI data for May and June indicate that the worst of the "factory recession" might be over, the index is still significantly below the positive level of 50 index points

A World Bank report on information and communication technology shows that every 10% increase in high-speed Internet connections in developing countries could result in an increase of 1,3% in economic growth.
The World Bank's ‘Information and Communications for Development 2009' report found that access to affordable, high-quality Internet and mobile phone services enables development across all levels of the economy and society.
It also identified the mobile platform as the single most powerful way to reach and deliver public and private services to hundreds of millions of people in remote and rural areas across the developing world.
The expansion of access to advanced ICT services will be a key factor in sub-Saharan Africa's economic and social development.

Also making headlines:
South Africa's trade surplus helps the rand, which may ease inflation pressure.
SABMiller announces a R6-billion black economic empowerment deal
Aveng warns that its headline earnings per share could drop by up to 25% in the year ending June 2009.
And, Sasol states that its cash position is positive, while its capital expenditure programme is down by 35%.
That's a roundup of news making headlines today. For more on these and other stories, please visit engineeringnews.co.za.

 

 

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Intellectual Property Law News
Pedestrian Door Solutions specialists, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd., have supplied and installed a number of Besam entrance systems to medical facilities both in South Africa and outside the country’s borders that offer fast, convenient and...
Rubber-in-compression couplings, from Renold Hi-Tec, provide fail-safe operation on applications such as mine winders, hoists, draw-works on drilling rigs and industrial overhead cranes. The intrinsically fail-safe construction of the couplings protects both people...
Engineering, management and specialist technical services company Aurecon achieved a first in Tshwane in 2011 when its Lynnwood Bridge Office Park building, situated just off of the N1 highway, achieved a 4 star GreenStar SA – [Office Design v1, Office Design v1]...
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 11 minutes ago In the late 1880s, when the first miners started driving their tunnels through the hard quartzite rock below the Witwatersrand, digging deep to extract the region's vast gold wealth, they could not have foreseen the dangerous legacy their activities would leave for...
Updated 1 hour 53 minutes ago Toll tariffs for the proposed N1 and N2 Winelands toll roads in the Western Cape have not been set, the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) said on Wednesday. These tariffs will only be set by the minister of transport once the competitive bidding process...
Updated 1 hour 54 minutes ago One key component of the South African government’s current economic policy relates to encouraging economic growth and fostering job creation through promoting the procurement of locally produced goods and services. But supporters of the policy believe a shift in the...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Steel 2015: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Steel 2015 report provides an overview of the key developments in the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon...
Projects in Progress 2015 - First Edition (PDF Report)
In fact, this edition of Creamer Media’s Projects in Progress 2015 supplement tracks developments taking place under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, which has had four bidding rounds. It appears to remain a shining light on the...
Electricity 2015: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification;...
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Projected capital expenditure (capex) in the South African automotive assembly industry should reach a record R7.48-billion this year, says the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) in its 2014 fourth quarter business review. Capex...
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....
RESOURCEFUL The raw material for the pilot plant would be supplied from the dissolving wood pulp plants at Sappi’s Saiccor and Ngodwana mills, in South Africa, and the Cloquet mill, in the US
South African paper and pulp producer Sappi reported earlier this month that it would build a pilot plant for the production of low-cost Cellulose NanoFibrils, or CNF (nanocellulose) at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands.
The long-term outlook for Nigeria is a country that has the potential to be very strong. So affirmed International Monetary Fund (IMF) Nigeria Mission Chief and Senior Resident Representative Dr Gene Leon on recently. "But we are starting from a point of huge...
Poor infrastructure planning and inadequate maintenance are becoming increasingly problematic for new developments and the associated infrastructure required to support such developments. In many urban and rural municipalities, the state of infrastructure has been...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96