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Public confidence in Gauteng tender processes is expected to improve with the newly launched Gauteng Open Tender Process, which will be the piloted by the provincial Department of Roads and Transport.
Given the prevailing uncertainty about Eskom's ability to keep the lights, it came as something of a relief to hear that the bidding process for the long awaited ‘baseload coal’ independent power producer (IPP) procurement programme is set to begin shortly and that...
 


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JSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT) Rebosis Property Fund achieved a distribution growth of 8.1% to 99.45c per linked unit in the financial year ended August 31, despite volatile market conditions.
JAMES ROBERTS The MOM incubator was designed to help babies in developing nations who were dying in conflict-struck nations or who do not receive hospital care
A low-cost, inflatable incubator won this year’s international James Dyson design award, which aims to encourage and inspire the next generation of design engineers.
The World Bank released its ‘Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency’ report last month and ranked South Africa 43 out of 189 global economies for its ease of doing business, with Singapore topping the rankings.
Air Products South Africa officially launched its R300-million Eastern Cape air- separation unit (ASU), at its new manufacturing facility in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), earlier this month. It is the second facility that Air Products launched in South...
BMW South Africa (SA) has signed a power purchasing agreement with energy company Bio2Watt. The offtake partnership will bring renewable energy to the carmaker’s Rosslyn plant, north of Pretoria.
Global technology group Siemens is supporting engineering students in skills development and technological innovation through its 2014 Cyber Junkyard competition, at which the College of Cape Town took the top award.
Energy group Shell confirmed on Wednesday that the company had received notification from the Petroleum Agency South Africa (Pasa) that its applications for three exploration rights in the Karoo, which had been submitted in 2009, were being processed. But Shell South...
DOROS HADJIZENONOS Check Point also includes its threat emulation capabilities in the system to protect enterprises from unknown and new threats
Enterprises can protect their data – even if employees use their own devices for work – using data protection company Check Point’s Capsule system. The system, which enforces partitions on the devices to store data and routes all business communications through a...
 
“Based on the information available to us at present, we would strongly recommend that fleet managers budget for a 12% to 13% increase in fuel [prices] for 2015,” says Eqstra Fleet Management (EFM) MD Murray Price. In its review of fuel prices over the past few...
Domestic new truck sales ticked up 4.7% month-on-month in October, with sales of 2 876 units. According to the latest statistics released by the Department of Trade and Industry, the truck market is up 2.09% for the first ten months of the year compared with the same...
 
 
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I really wanted to go on stage. I wanted to be an actor. To this day, I weep, real tears, in stage productions. The last stage production I saw was Ons Vir Jou. By the time we came to the theme song, I was a snivelling wreck. I blindly asked for a tissue – it was...
A phenomenon which I have mentioned before and which continues to worry me is the popularisation of science.  I have been involved in this for years. Some years ago, I made the largest South African TV series on local science achievements.  It was aired on SABC and...
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) released on October 28 the 2014 editions of its key statistical publications: International Trade Statistics, Trade Profiles, World Tariff Profiles and Services Profiles. International Trade Statistics 2014 provides a detailed...
 
 
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The Australian city of Brisbane hosted the Group of 20 summit of developed and developing nations last week, where some 5 300 delegates debated ways to restore and raise levels economic growth across the world. However, it is far from clear whether world leaders...
The South African economy simply failed to live up to expectations in 2014. And unless serious efforts are made to deal with chronic constraints – from electricity shortages and labour strife, to weak investor-confidence levels – the prognosis for 2015 will not be...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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