http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.23Change: -0.05
R/$ = 11.62Change: 0.03
Au 1175.24 $/ozChange: 0.83
Pt 1192.00 $/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 Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
May 26, 2010

Weekly podcast – May 26, 2010

Back
poden_26052010
Engineering|Johannesburg|SECURITY|Africa|Cement|Components|Eskom|Gautrain|Housing|Industrial|Ports|Security|SEW Eurodrive|SEW-Eurodrive|System|Transnet|Africa|Asia|Europe|Sudan|Gautrain|OR Tambo International Airport|Security|Drive Technology|Electricity Supply|Logistics|Security|Service|Services|Train Services|Transport|Gautrain|Gautrain|Power|Security|The World Cup|Drive Technology
Engineering|SECURITY|Africa|Cement|Components|Eskom|Gautrain|Housing|Industrial|Ports|Security|SEW Eurodrive|SEW-Eurodrive|System|Transnet|Africa|||Gautrain|Security|Logistics|Security|Service|Services|Transport|Gautrain|Gautrain|Power|Security||
engineering|johannesburg|security|africa-company|cement-company|components|eskom|gautrain-company|housing|industrial|ports|security-company|sew-eurodrive|seweurodrive-company|system|transnet|africa|asia|europe|sudan|gautrain-facility|or-tambo-international-airport-facility|security-facility|drive-technology-industry-term|electricity-supply|logistics|security-industry-term|service|services|train-services|transport-industry-term|gautrain-organization|gautrain|power|security-person|the-world-cup|drive-technology
© Reuse this



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

Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I'm Schalk Burger.

Making headlines this week:

The Gautrain team has announced that it will cost between R16,50 and R100 to use the Gautrain first-phase service between the OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton.

These services will be operational from June 8. These include a train service linking the stations at Sandton, Marlboro, Rhodesfield and the OR Tambo International Airport, bus routes from the Sandton and Rhodesfield stations, as well as selected parking facilities.

The system will open with two train services: the airport service will link Sandton with the OR Tambo International Airport, while the commuter service links all the stations, with the exception of the airport.

Commuters who combine a bus trip or parking use with a train journey will enjoy reduced rates on the bus and parking components.


Power utility Eskom was granted an urgent court interdict late on Tuesday preventing union members from participating in industrial action from May 26 onwards. But the State-owned enterprise has stressed that contingency plans are in place to ensure security of electricity supply should a strike take place.

Eskom said in a statement that the business is classified as an essential service and that it was, threfore, unlawful for its employees to participate in industrial action.

However, it emerged earlier that members of the powerful National Union of Mineworkers, the largest recognised union at the utility, had indeed embarked on an unprotected strike, citing a long-simmering grievance over housing allowances as the chief cause.

Eskom insists that it has sound relations with its trade unions, and that they had recently recommitted to the prescribed processes and forums for the resolution of labour-relations disputes.


Striking South African transport workers have called for possible sympathy stoppages, including at the national airline, while electricity workers have also threatened to strike less than three weeks before the World Cup.

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union, which represents strikers in a pay dispute at State-owned logistics group Transnet, said it had issued notices for sympathy actions at other transport and shipping firms.

These would start next Tuesday if the dispute with Transnet is not resolved. The strike is now in its third week.

The Transnet strike already is affecting ports and railways, and has held up exports of metals, cars, fruit and wine to Europe and Asia, as well as imports of vehicle parts and fuel supplies in Africa's biggest economy.


Also making headlines:

Civil engineering group Esorfranki beats the recession blues with a 37% jump in profit.
The South African economy picks up speed with 4,6% first-quarter growth.
The World Cup return on investment isn't guaranteed.
And, private equity firm Citadel Capital opens a 67-million-dollar plant to generate power for a cement factory it controls in Sudan.

That's a round up of news making headlines this week.

 

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
A consortium of nine banks has restructured the financing for the Gebze-Izmir highway project in Turkey to $5-billion, while the maturity was extended to 15 years from a previous seven, banking sources said. The consortium consists of Deutsche Bank and eight Turkish...
Germany's HeidelbergCement has clinched a deal to sell its Hanson Building Products business to private equity firm Lone Star Funds for $1.4-billion to reduce its debt. Up to $100-million of the takeover price will be payable in 2016, depending on the 2015...
Global mining equipment and services provider Sandvik Mining has recently provided one of Africa’s largest contract miners Aveng Moolmans with five diesel-powered drill rigs for use on the Nkomati nickel mine, in the northeast of South Africa, near Machadodorp in...
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