http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.14Change: -0.01
R/$ = 11.58Change: -0.04
Au 1289.55 $/ozChange: -3.98
Pt 1260.50 $/ozChange: -5.50
 
 
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  
 
 
Apr 16, 2009

Daily podcast – April 16, 2009

Back
poden_16042009
Aviation|Construction|Engineering|Expertise|Johannesburg|Africa|ArcelorMittal|Bearing Man Group|Components|Dubai Civil Aviation|Murray & Roberts|Road|Africa|South Africa|ZAR|Steel|Transport|Tabudi Ramokgolo|Trevor Manuel|Bearing|Contract|Reinforcing|Middle East
Aviation|Construction|Engineering|Expertise||Africa|Components|Road|Africa|||Steel|Transport||Bearing|Reinforcing|
aviation|construction|engineering|expertise|johannesburg|africa-company|arcelormittal|bearing-man-group|components|dubai-civil-aviation|murray-roberts|road|africa|south-africa|zar|steel|transport-industry-term|tabudi-ramokgolo|trevor-manuel|bearing|contract|reinforcing|middle-east
© Reuse this



This podcast is brought to you by the Bearing Man Group - South Africa's finest source of quality engineering components and expertise.

Thursday, April 16, 2009.

From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I'm Shannon O'Donnell.

Making headlines today:

South African construction and engineering group Murray & Roberts has pulled out of another contract in Dubai. This brings its total cancelled order book in the Middle East and elsewhere to 20-billion-rand.

The group said that the Al Habtoor Murray & Roberts Takenaka joint venture had reached an agreement with Dubai Civil Aviation to withdraw its contract to build the Dubai International Airport Concourse 3.

HMRT had been awarded the contract in December last year, but had been unable to finalise "mutually acceptable" contract terms since.

Murray & Roberts said its 40% share of the contract was worth about 5-billion-rand.


The Road Freight Employers Association and the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union reached a wage settlement on Wednesday, ending a nine-day, sometimes volatile, strike that affected fuel supplies to some areas.

The RFEA said that it had signed an agreement with the four road freight unions, which included an 11% increase for all employees currently covered by the Road Freight Bargaining Council.

Satawu spokesperson Tabudi Ramokgolo confirmed that the union had reached an agreement with the RFEA. He added that the deal included agreements on job guarantees for workers returning from maternity leave.


Also making headlines:

South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel says there's no reason to panic, but job losses are a concern.
The slump in retail sales is seen as a reinforcing need for rate cuts.
Climate change could halve Southern Africa's cereal crop output.
And, steel producer ArcelorMittal considers delaying its big Indian investment by two years.

That's a round up of news making headlines today. For more on these and other stories please visit engineeringnews.co.za.

 

Edited by: Shannon de Ryhove
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Intellectual Property Law News
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]...
Pharmaceutical companies typically invest substantial amounts of money into research and development. Their research, however, is not only aimed at discovering new active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Instead, some companies make small modifications to existing...
A controversial patent process known as ‘ever-greening’ is being carried out by many pharmaceutical brands, and is preventing medications from being made available as generics, affecting many South Africans who are struggling to keep up with the cost of medication....
More
 
 
Latest News
Western Cape entrepreneurs had just four days before applications closed to secure cash injections of at least R10-million by pitching their business ideas to major funding bodies at the Western Cape Funding Fair – the province’s own “Dragon’s Den”. The deadline for...
INSTALLATION The system could also pinpoint an aircraft to within two nautical miles
National carrier South African Airways (SAA) is deploying a locally developed satellite payment system, which is also able to track the aircraft anywhere in the world, across its fleet of airliners. The system, developed by satellite authentication company SatAuth,...
Financial services provider Stanlib aims to channel the bulk of a R1.2-billion infrastructure equity fund into some of the infrastructure projects under way in South Africa, with a particular focus on renewable energy. Stanlib on Tuesday said the fund, which would...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
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.
Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand...
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
BRUCE BRADFORD The 3D printers have a clear upgrade path to eventually print in wood, ceramics and metal-alloys
Three-dimensional (3D) printers being sold in South Africa by electronics distributor Rectron currently print in two types of plastic, but have a clear upgrade path over the next five years to eventually print in wood, ceramics and metal-alloy materials, says Rectron...
The world’s two dominant commercial aircraft manufacturers, Airbus of Europe and Boeing of the US, both recently announced that they had made record aircraft deliveries in 2014. Boeing set a global record for the industry with 723 commercial aircraft delivered, while...
The Western Cape is shifting further into the renewable-energy space with the official opening of a factory specialising in solar inverters, a key component of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants. The investment in the manufacturing facility in Cape Town aims to boost the...
Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) last month welcomed Cabinet’s establishment of a technical team war room to undertake various interventions to improve electricity supply security over the short- and medium-term, but added that the private sector also had a...
Despite a rapid rise in mobile connections and the economic and social benefits of such connectivity, more than half of the world ended 2014 unconnected. For this reason, industry commentators believe the biggest impact of mobile technology is still to come –...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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