R/€ = 14.93Change: 0.06
R/$ = 14.03Change: 0.06
Au 1075.55 $/ozChange: -0.51
Pt 843.50 $/ozChange: 1.00
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?

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 About Us
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
May 07, 2009

Daily podcast – May 7, 2009

Construction|Africa|Aircraft|SEW Eurodrive|SEW-Eurodrive|Technology|Transnet|transport|Wireless|Africa|Energy
Construction|Africa|Aircraft|SEW Eurodrive|SEW-Eurodrive|Technology|Transnet|transport|Wireless|Africa|Energy
© Reuse this

This podcast is brought to you by SEW Eurodrive - Leaders in the field of drive technology.

Thursday, May 7, 2009.

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

Making headlines today:

On Thursday, State transport utility Transnet said that the construction of its 12-billion-rand new multipurpose pipeline from Durban to Gauteng would continue as planned. It would be completed and operational by December 2011, despite the regulator having turned down its 74,4% tariff-increase request.

But it warned that tariffs were now likely to spike even more substantially once the pipeline was commissioned, given that the tariff-setting methodology entitled it to recover the amount it had requested in its application.

Earlier in the week, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa refused Transnet's request for an average 74,42% pipeline-tariff increase for 2009/10. Instead, it instituted a tariff reduction of 10,38% for the financial year.

European airliner manufacturer Airbus has announced a further reduction in the number of A380 superjumbo aircraft that it will deliver this year. The company now says that it plans to deliver 14 of the double-decker airliners in 2009. The previous plan had been to deliver 18 A380s during this year.

This cut is in response to requests from customer airlines, who have asked that deliveries be deferred owing to the global recession. Originally, Airbus had planned to deliver 21 A380s this year, but that figure was reduced to 18 in January.

Last year the planemaker delivered 12 A380s and, in 2007, one, to client airlines. For 2010, the company simply states that it plans to deliver "more than 20" A380s.

Also making headlines:

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's warns that the second-round effects of the global crisis could hurt sub-Saharan Africa.
Banking group First National Bank enters into the telecoms market with a new voice and data offering.
A survey reveals that the majority of South Africans believe the country will be ready for 2010.
And, wireless firm Cell C users are up 34% but earnings are down.

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


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...
Latest News
Maurice Radebe
Imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) is expected to initiate the greater use of gas in South Africa’s currently coal-dominated electricity generation. Anticipated is the establishment of infrastructure at South African ports, such as Saldanha Bay, Coega or Richards...
As South Africa battles water restrictions precipitated by the El Niño phenomenon, aged infrastructure, above-average temperatures, below-average rainfall and climate change, industry stakeholders have called for a collaborative water stewardship approach that will...
Recent Research Reports
Water 2015: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2015 Report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context but also in the African and global context in terms of supply and demand, water stress and insecurity, and access to water and sanitation, besides others.
Input Sector Review: Pumps 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s 2015 Input Sector Review on Pumps provides an overview of South Africa’s pumps industry with particular focus on pump manufacture and supply, aftermarket services, marketing strategies, local and export demand, imports, sector support, investment...
Liquid Fuels 2015: A review of South Africa's liquid fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2015 Report examines these issues in the context of South Africa’s business environment; oil and gas exploration; fuel pricing; the development of the country’s biofuels industry; the logistics of transporting liquid fuels; and...
Road and Rail 2015: A review of South Africa's road and rail sectors (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2015 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 infrastructure and network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and...
Defence 2015: A review of South Africa's defence sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Coal 2015 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regards to the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants in the...
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,...
This Week's Magazine
Additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, has the potential to completely change the relationships between individual consumers, professional designers and manufacturers. So argued Loughborough University Reader in Computer Aided Product Design Dr Ian...
Airbus Defence and Space: Military Aircraft has highlighted that its A330 Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) has significant commonalities with the Airbus A330-200 commercial airliner, upon which it is based. The South African Air Force (SAAF) once operated a fleet of...
Financial services provider Nedbank launched the second edition of its Carbon Footprinting Guide earlier this month, which is aimed at demystifying carbon footprint approaches and help readers grasp the main concepts of carbon measuring, monitoring, reporting and...
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Caterpillar’s first backhoe loader. This also coincides with the worldwide release of its latest-generation F2 series backhoe loader, which was launched at supply chain services company Barloworld Logistics’ Big Dig Day in...
BARRY DWOLATZKY The CPD programme provides advanced skills required locally, and provides a stepping stone to Wits University’s Master of Engineering degree in software engineering
A shortage of software engineers is leading to fewer information technology (IT) projects in private and public sector organisations. This also places a dampener on the economy, as IT is an integral part of business and civil service, says University of Witwatersrand...
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
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
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