http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.48Change: 0.08
R/$ = 11.46Change: 0.05
Au 1228.13 $/ozChange: -10.36
Pt 1231.50 $/ozChange: -11.50
 
 
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 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|Mining|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|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|Mining|PROJECT|Projects|Resources||Africa|DRC|||Cogeneration|Energy|Service||Cogeneration|Power||Bearings
construction|drc|gold|johannesburg|london|toronto|africa-company|basil-read-company|bearings-international|cogeneration|eskom|housing|meridian-gold|mining|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|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
JSE-listed Hudaco Industries’ share price climbed nearly 16% on Friday afternoon as the company announced that it would bring an end to a years-long tax challenges with the South African Revenue Service (Sars). In a trading statement to shareholders, Hudaco revealed...
President Jacob Zuma
South Africa was open for more investment and the country offered investment opportunities that no “wise” businessperson should miss, President Jacob Zuma told captains of commerce and industry during the yearly Business Interaction Group meeting on the sidelines of...
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has rejected claims by black economic-empowerment (BEE) advisory firm EconoBEE that there is likely to be a delay to the scheduled May 1 implementation of the revised BEE Codes of Good Practise. “We are on track for the May...
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