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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


SAA still years from break-even

2nd December 2016 National carrier South African Airways (SAA) does not expect to reach break-even point for another five years. “We remain committed to ensuring that the airline becomes financially self-reliant and the arrival of these aircraft mark a stepping stone in our move in that direction,” assured SAA... 

South African nuclear regulator to host international review mission

2nd December 2016 An Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be active in South Africa from December 5 to 15, the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) announced on Thursday. The purpose of the IRRS mission will be to examine South Africa’s nuclear... 

Govt appoints consultants to help decide future course for airlines

2nd December 2016 A notice (NT008-2016) on the website of National Treasury has confirmed that a joint venture between Bain and Company South Africa and Abacus Advisory has been appointed the “professional service provider(s) for developing the optimal group corporate structure for the realignment of the... 

UK to stimulate nuclear research, development and innovation

2nd December 2016 The United Kingdom has launched a new nuclear innovation programme. This was recently announced in Manchester by the country’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (equivalent to Minister in South Africa), Greg Clark. “We want to upgrade the UK’s existing nuclear... 

Denel reports Umkhonto missile export programme now in its final stages

30th November 2016 South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel announced on Wednesday that extensive testing of the Denel Dynamics Umkhonto (“Spear”, in English) naval surface-to-air missile, for an export customer, will take place early next year. The Umkhonto forms part of the armament of two... 

Russian nuclear company looks forward to result of nuclear debate in South Africa

29th November 2016 Russian State-owned nuclear group Rosatom has reaffirmed its respect for South Africa’s domestic policy debates and decisions. “We respect South African government processes and decisions,” Rosatom International regional VP: sub-Saharan Africa Viktor Polikarpov told Engineering News Online on... 

Latest Aviation Index for South Africa shows sector outperforming rest of economy

29th November 2016 The South African commercial aviation sector “is alive and well and outperforming most other sectors of the economy by a considerable margin” reported the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (Caasa) in a statement released on Tuesday. The release marked the publication of the... 

Science council heavily involved in mining research and development

25th November 2016 Although the new Mining Precinct (or Mining Hub) initiative has rightly attracted a lot of interest, the mining and minerals research and development (R&D) activities of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – a key participant in the Mining Precinct – are not confined to that... 

German drive engineering group to expand activities in South Africa

25th November 2016 German drive engineering group SEW Eurodrive is planning to expand its assembly capacity in South Africa. The company operates 15 manufacturing plants in Germany, France, Brazil, the US and China, which ship components to assembly plants in 75 countries, including South Africa. “We invest in all... 

UK Premier seeks to protect globalisation by ensuring it is fairer

25th November 2016 British Prime Minister Theresa May has defended globalisation, while warning its downsides must be addressed to ensure continued public support for free markets and free trade around the world. She was delivering the annual Prime Minister’s speech to the Lord Mayor’s Banquet, in the Guildhall,... 

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