http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.79Change: 0.02
R/$ = 12.57Change: -0.06
Au 1093.27 $/ozChange: -2.22
Pt 990.50 $/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  
 
 
Jan 19, 2010

Daily podcast – January 19, 2010

Back
poden_19012010
 
 
 
Africa|Gautrain|Gautrain Rapid Rail|PROJECT|rail|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|Resources|System|Testing|Africa|Gautrain|Energy|Manufacturing|Gautrain|Gautrain|Power|Operations
Africa|Gautrain|Gautrain Rapid Rail|PROJECT|rail|Renewable Energy|Renewable-Energy|Resources|System|Testing|Africa|Gautrain|Energy|Manufacturing|Gautrain|Gautrain|Power|Operations
africa-company|gautrain-company|gautrain-rapid-rail|project|rail|renewable-energy|renewable-energy-company|resources|system|testing|africa|gautrain-facility|energy|manufacturing|gautrain-organization|gautrain|power|operations
© Reuse this



Tuesday, January 19, 2010.

From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I'm Shannon de Ryhove.

Making headlines today:

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti says that the country will seek highly indebted poor country (HIPC) status to have its 6-billion-dollar international debt cancelled to help spur economic growth.

Zimbabwe's unity government, formed last year by bitter foes President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai to end an economic crisis, has failed to attract much-needed foreign aid, partly due to huge debts.

Zimbabwe has enlisted the support of the African Development Bank to draft a debt relief plan that will unlock access to international finance, which is seen as crucial to revive the economy after a decade of decline.

To qualify for HIPC status, a country's debt has to be considered to be beyond its ability to repay from its own resources. The country is also expected to commit to sound economic management and institute broad reforms.


Gautrain spokesperson Dr Barbara Jensen says that the Gautrain rapid-rail project will start full system trial operations on the section between Sandton station and the OR Tambo International Airport in March.

The operator, Bombela, is expected to complete its ten-week trial run for this section in May.

Commuters traveling between Johannesburg, the airport and Pretoria have already witnessed the various train sets undergoing testing on certain parts of the route.

Although the contractual completion date for the project's first phase is June 27, Bombela and the Gauteng provincial government are negotiating to see whether it can be wrapped up by May 27, so that it will be finished in time for the World Cup kick-off in June.


Also making headlines:

South Africa officially joins the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig defends himself against allegations of nepotism.
The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers says that steep power tariff hikes will lead to illegal connections.
And, the Kagiso purchasing managers index reveals that the South African manufacturing recovery is well under way.

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
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Polity & Multimedia
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Intellectual Property Law News
Alcatel-Lucent has organized in early July its Technology week in Nigeria. The Alcatel-Lucent Technology Week took place at a three-day event in both Lagos and Abuja. The event was well attended by over a hundred professionals from Nigeria ICT ecosystem....
If you were asked to imagine a computer network, the image that springs to mind would probably be one of a pristine office setting, where networking equipment is kept behind spotless glass doors in a dust- and temperature-controlled environment. But what of the real...
The Southern African Vinyls Association announced that Belgotex Floors has become the Association’s first official license holder of the Vinyl. product label – a mark of excellence that signifies the product complies with best practice as prescribed by SAVA’s Product...
More
 
 
Latest News
Not only were new oil and gas (O&G) discoveries in East Africa a catalyst for investment into road, rail and pipeline infrastructure, but they also contributed to the region’s economic growth, with growth of 5.5% projected for this year and an estimated 6% to 7% for...
Transnet has won the 2014 Nkonki State-Owned Company (SOC) Integrated Reporting Award for the best performer. Assurance and advisory firm Nkonki on Wednesday released the findings of its 2015 review of integrated reporting by South African SOCs. The report, titled...
Leading water scientists say it is no longer debatable that South Africa is experiencing a water crisis given that there are already serious problems in supplying enough water of sufficient quality to meet the country’s social and economic needs. CSIR researchers...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Meyerton-based steel tank manufacturer Structa Technology is currently rolling out a water infrastructure build programme that supports local municipalities, water utilities, schools, hospitals and clinics.
Alternative funding models could be expected to begin coming to the fore in South Africa’s renewable-energy sector as the market becomes more competitive and domestic development finance institutions (DFIs) begin scaling back their direct involvement in projects....
DIMITRI MARKOULIDES An innovation champion must involve employees in innovation projects and keep them updated to enable them to support and drive innovation and create the future of the business
An innovation champion course that trains executives to manage innovation in their organisations aims to help companies grow revenue streams and tap new markets, says business change management consultancy BMGI South Africa innovation practice lead Dimitri...
Future digital workplaces will require employees to continuously learn new “literacies”, including new media, information and technical skills, to help their company thrive and spur personal growth. Information technology (IT) research firm Gartner, thus, suggests...
Only 25% of large construction projects surveyed in KPMG’s Global Construction Project Owner’s Survey, released in June, were concluded on time and within budget over the last three years. “Every project owner wants predictability when it comes to large projects, and...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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