http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.24Change: 0.10
R/$ = 10.57Change: 0.03
Au 1307.82 $/ozChange: -4.81
Pt 1487.50 $/ozChange: -1.00
 
 
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 Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jan 08, 2009

Daily podcast – January 8, 2009

Back
8 Jan 2009
Doha|Engineering|Johannesburg|Altech|Eskom|PetroSA|Verizon|Tanzania|United States|USD|Mossel Bay Refinery|Airline Industry|Consultancy Services|Mining|Transport|International Air Transport Association|Fani Zulu|Power|Intervention
doha-city|engineering|johannesburg|altech|eskom|petrosa|verizon|tanzania|united-states|usd|mossel-bay-refinery|airline-industry|consultancy-services|mining|transport-industry-term|international-air-transport-association|fani-zulu|power|intervention
© Reuse this



This podcast is brought to you by Ukwazi - Bringing relevant mining engineering consultancy services to dynamic industry.

Thursday, January 8, 2009.

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

Making headlines today:

The global airline industry racked up losses of almost $4-billion in the first three quarters of 2008. Share prices for airlines also suffered further falls in December.

The International Air Transport Association further reported that with additional hedging losses, and recession due to seasonal weakness expected in the fourth quarter, the associations prior forecast of industry losses at $5-billion for the full year, remained.

The organisation recently forecast that industry losses for 2009 would be half of that expected for 2008. The global industry was expected to suffer losses of $2,5-billion this year.


On Wednesday, State-owned power utility Eskom said that it was doing as much maintenance as possible before demand started to pick up again from next week.

Spokesperson Fani Zulu said Eskom carried out its highest level of maintenance in its planned summer maintenance season during December. The power utility's capacity under maintenance peaked at almost 9 000 MW during that month.

Zulu said that Eskom didn't anticipate the high levels of planned maintenance to continue past the second or third week of January. He said Eskom would continue with its maintenance activities until May, although at a slightly reduced rate compared to December.


Also making headlines:

Technology group Altech withdraws its intervention in the MTN-Verizon merger.
A worker at oil company PetroSA is killed at the Mossel Bay refinery.
Tanzania says its inflation fall is slower than expected.
And, the US trade chief urges a review of the Doha talks.

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Intellectual Property Law News
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...
HIGH COST FOR GOOD HEALTH Linezolid, one of the only effective treatments for drug resistant tuberculosis, is priced at R676 a pill in South Africa
It has been over six years since the government began developing the draft policy on intellectual property (IP) that has been the focus of major public controversy following the PharmaGate scandal, which involved a leaked pharmaceutical industry email by Knowledge...
More
 
 
Latest News
Nersa's Thembani Bukula
Updated 6 hours ago A standardised tariff for electricity resellers is needed to avoid consumers being overcharged, energy regulator National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) said on Tuesday. "The pressing problem right now is that there is a standardised tariff that they...
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel
Updated 6 hours ago Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says government will be prioritising six ‘I’s as part of its “radical economic transformation” agenda for the coming five years. Delivering his Budget Vote in Parliament on Tuesday, Patel said the six components...
Venetia mine
Updated 6 hours ago In what could be the single-largest contract awarded to construction major Murray & Roberts (M&R) since the Eskom power build programme, M&R subsidiary M&R Cementation has secured a R2.6-billion contract to develop an underground mine beneath diamond major De...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
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.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
This six-page brief covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Steel 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the steel industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African steel and stainless steel markets, South Africa’s major steel producers and events that have shaped these markets.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Local aerospace company Denel Aerostructures (DAe), part of the State-owned Denel Group, has won a fourth contract to manufacture parts for the Airbus A400M military air transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft. The new contract, which was won in an international...
Bob Skinstad
Although CEO Mark McChlery and chief marketing officer Bob Skinstad likened themselves to children in a playground when taking on the task of “reengineering and repositioning” the Seartec brand, the “young, dynamic and enthusiastic guys” were like proud...
An increasing number of buyers, in both the new and used car markets, are opting for finance structures that lower their monthly repayments, says asset financing company WesBank. These include the use of large balloon payments (also known as residuals), as well as...
Tertiary education institutions can use search engine giant Google’s Chromebook to provide secure mobile end-point devices for students on which they can share documents, work collaboratively on documents and access education materials and applications being used...
Local ceiling and partition company Abbeycon has beaten global competition at the Saint-Gobain Gypsum International Trophy competition, which was held last month in Berlin, Germany.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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