http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.15Change: 0.05
R/$ = 11.56Change: 0.00
Au 1174.28 $/ozChange: -22.64
Pt 1180.50 $/ozChange: -17.00
 
 
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 Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Mar 27, 2008

Daily Podcast - March 27, 2008

Back
March 27 2008
Construction|DRC|Gold|Johannesburg|London|Toronto|Africa|Basil Read|Bearings International|Cogeneration|Eskom|Housing|Meridian Gold|National Housing Finance Corporation|Northern Orion Resources|Presidency|PROJECT|Projects|Resources|Yamana Gold|Africa|Afghanistan|Argentina|Brazil|Chile|DRC|Mozambique|Chapada Mine|East London Facility|El Penon Mine|Gualcamayo Mine|Cogeneration|Energy|Mining|Passenger Car Sales|Service|Democratic Alliance|Khampepe Commission|Cogeneration|Desmond Hughes|Hansgeorg Niefer|Helen Zille|Mercedes Benz|Peter Marrone|Power|Thabo Mbeki|Bearings
Construction|DRC|Gold||Africa|Bearings International|Cogeneration|Eskom|Housing|PROJECT|Projects|Resources||Africa|DRC|||Cogeneration|Energy|Mining|Service||Cogeneration|Power||Bearings
construction|drc|gold|johannesburg|london|toronto|africa-company|basil-read-company|bearings-international|cogeneration|eskom|housing|meridian-gold|national-housing-finance-corporation|northern-orion-resources|presidency|project|projects|resources|yamana-gold|africa|afghanistan|argentina|brazil|chile|drc-country|mozambique|chapada-mine|east-london-facility|el-penon-mine|gualcamayo-mine|cogeneration-industry-term|energy|mining|passenger-car-sales|service|democratic-alliance|khampepe-commission|cogeneration-person|desmond-hughes|hansgeorg-niefer|helen-zille|mercedes-benz|peter-marrone|power|thabo-mbeki|bearings
© Reuse this



This podcast is brought to you by Bearings International. Bringing you the best in brands, service and availability.

Thursday, March twenty seven, 2008

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

Making headlines today:

The Mercedes-Benz South Africa group has no intention of slowing down production of its top-seller this year, despite the challenges posed by the sharp downward turn in passenger car sales, and other factors such as inflation, crime, and political instability.

Chairperson Dr Hansgeorg Niefer told the media at the group's 2007 business results presentation, that it was going to take it up a gear in terms of production volumes of the C-class coming out of its East London facility.

Niefer is convinced that the group will produce the highest number of C-classes ever in 2008, a very positive outlook for Mercedes Benz.

(audio clip)


Toronto-based gold-miner Yamana Gold, which bought rival Meridian Gold and the smaller Northern Orion Resources in October last year, is marching determinedly towards its target of more than doubling output, to 2,2-million gold-equivalent ounces a year, by 2012.

The company said this week that it will expand output at its El Penon mine, in Chile, faster than anticipated, expects to achieve commercial production at the Gualcamayo mine, in Argentina, in the coming months, and plans to complete a feasibility study on the lucrative Mercedes prospect, by the end of this year.

Yamana is also finalising plans to expand throughput at its Chapada mine in Brazil, chairperson and CEO Peter Marrone said.


JSE-quoted construction firm, Basil Read, on Wednesday signed a partnership agreement with State-owned financier National Housing Finance Corporation, to develop low- to middle-income housing, with construction on the first project on which the two will collaborate, set to start soon.

The R1,25-billion development, situated near Welkom, in the Free State, will include 6 000 housing units, 40% of which will cater for the low-income market, Basil Read Developments MD Desmond Hughes said.

Gold major Harmony Gold, which owns mines nearby, contributed 100 hectares of land to the project, and the local municipality had made 500 hectares available.

(audio clip)


President Thabo Mbeki is expected to respond today to a Democratic Alliance request for him to release the Khampepe Commission report.

DA leader Helen Zille, on Wednesday, declined the Presidency's request to extend the deadline for it to release the report, requested by the DA in February in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act.

However, Mbeki's spokesperson told Sapa late on Wednesday afternoon that the Act gave the Presidency until Thursday to respond.


Also making headlines today:

Over 100 firms responded to Eskom's request for cogeneration projects

Mercedes says truck sales could soon make up 50% of its SA revenue

Energy efficiency and renewables may be the power crisis' silver lining

First Uranium is to get Ezulwini new-order mining right

The fair renegotiation of DRC mining contracts is vital to restore confidence

Sallies' rights offer to open on April 14

Sarkozy pledges more troops for Afghanistan

And, Unicef urges anti trafficking laws for Mozambique

That's a round up of news making headlines today. For more on these and other stories, visit engineeringnews.co.za, miningweekly.com and polity.org.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
Updated 3 hours ago Ailing German engineering and services company Bilfinger SE has agreed to sell most of its construction division to Swiss building giant Implenia as it seeks to focus on more lucrative industrial services. Bilfinger – which has issued four profit warnings this year,...
China appears to have been routinely underestimating output from its sprawling steel sector, with official figures for last year alone 40-million tonnes below a key industry estimate - an amount equivalent to Germany's entire annual production. Beijing has vowed to...
Lumwana, Zambia
Canada’s Barrick Gold Corp will suspend operations at its Lumwana copper mine, in Zambia’s Northwestern province, after the country enacted legislation that raised the royalty rate on openpit mining operations from 6% to 20%. TSX- and NYSE-listed Barrick, the world’s...
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
South Africa remains an important manufacturing and export platform for Ford Motor Company, says executive chairperson Bill Ford. However, he adds that other countries on the continent are “becoming interesting”, and that the US carmaker is casting its net wider for...
TO BE PHASED INTO SERVICE The first MeerKAT dish, with another 63 to come
Germany’s Max-Planck-Society (MPG) and the Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPlfR) are investing €11-million (about R150-million) into South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope array programme. The money will be used to design, build and install S-band radio...
Infrastructure spend in sub-Saharan Africa will grow from $70-billion in 2013 to $180-billion by 2025, says PwC capital projects and infrastructure Africa leader Jonathan Cawood. This is one of the findings of PwC’s Capital Projects & Infrastructure report on East...
Private-owned defence and aerospace manufacturer Paramount Group and the Ichikowitz Family Foundation unveiled its Anti-Poaching Skills and K9 Training Academy in Magaliesburg last month.
MATT BARKER Wireless networks should enable users to engage and must provide relevant information to them based on their activity and location
The inclusion of Bluetooth to provide sub-three meter accuracy and heightened functionality for users is one of the ways to change existing wireless networks into engagement networks. An engagement network differs from common wireless networks in that it enables the...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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