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Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

He holds a master's degree in international relations from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


CSIR considering research UAV programme

21st October 2016 One of the projects currently being developed by the Aeronautics Competency of the Defence, Peace, Safety and Security unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a Modular Transonic Research Platform (MTRP). A preliminary feasibility study has been completed and is now... 

National Nuclear Regulator building itself up to meet future challenges

21st October 2016 South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) is busy strengthening the country’s nuclear regulatory framework, in anticipation of the planned construction of a fleet of new nuclear power stations (NPPs). “As part of strengthening our capacity we recently launched a Centre for Nuclear Safety... 

South Africa reaffirms commitment to air transport liberalisation

21st October 2016 South African Deputy Transport Minister Sindisiwe Lydia Chikunga reaffirmed the country’s support for opening Africa’s aviation markets. “South Africa supports the liberalisation of air transport in Africa,” she said in her keynote address at the South African Civil Aviation Authority’s Aviation... 

SA’s science policy to be reviewed but global cooperation will remain

21st October 2016 South Africa is to review its policy and plans regarding science, technology and innovation. This was stated by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor at the Fourth Ministerial Meeting of Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Ministers Responsible for Science and... 

African airlines body believes air traffic liberalisation inevitable

21st October 2016 The liberalisation of the African air transport market seems certain to happen, and will benefit those of the continent’s airlines able to take advantage of it. Thus affirmed African Airlines Association (AFRAA) CEO and Secretary-General Dr Elijah Chingoso at the recent Aviation Industry Growth... 

South Africa's fighter programmes have developed the local aerospace sector

20th October 2016 In the 70 years since the South African Air Force (SAAF) first flew a jet fighter, the country has gone from importing complete aircraft with no technology transfer, to developing a highly sophisticated and capable local industry capable of adapting advanced aircraft to local conditions and... 

Local munitions company working on export orders, new products

14th October 2016 South African grenade, artillery ammunition, rocket propellant and warhead manufacturer Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) hopes to conclude more than one new order before the end of this year. “This includes a significant export contract, about which we cannot reveal any details yet,” says RDM CEO... 

National Treasury developing contingency plans for possible Brexit effects on South Africa

14th October 2016 The National Treasury is busy discussing the possible impact on the South African economy of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), known as “Brexit” for short. At the moment, it is not at all clear what the UK’s future economic relationship with the EU will look like.  

South African elected chair of world nuclear agency

14th October 2016 The new Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Ambassador Tebogo Seokolo, has emphasised that “South Africa as a founding member of the IAEA attaches great importance to the mandate of the Agency”. Seokolo, South Africa’s ambassador to the IAEA and... 

Exhibition seeks to promote high-tech cooperation between South Africa and China

13th October 2016 The First South Africa/China Hi-Tech Exhibition, being held in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, is intended to promote scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries, their research institutes and companies. “I hope that both sides use this platform to enhance their... 

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