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There are growing indications that the South Africa government is seeking to change gears in the area of black economic empowerment (BEE) , with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Economic Development Department planning to leverage public...
In an address dominated by the announcement that South Africa would indeed be moving ahead with a controversial procurement process for 9 600 MW of new nuclear capacity, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson offered some interesting feedback on the performance...
 


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While strongly welcoming the promulgation of the new Part 101 of South Africa’s civil aviation regulations, governing the commercial operation of civil remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs) in South Africa, the Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa...
LSM Distributors has contracted engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa to undertake the R100-million restoration of the 54-year-old Kyalami racetrack, situated in Midrand. The restoration will assist in re-establishing it as a venue for...
South African Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has expressed the hope that the defence budget will be significantly increased over the next five years. She did so while addressing the media in her recent budget vote media briefing. The 2015/2016 defence...
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has been an implementing agency for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) since 2008. The relatively young portfolio has 28 projects over 30 countries on the continent according to the 2014 AfDB and GEF annual report released...
PAUL SPEAR Training and development should be an integral and proportionate part of the long-term strategy of all companies, regardless of their size
Investment in South African youth through apprenticeships and learnerships will not only create direct benefits for businesses but will also contribute significantly to job creation and socioeconomic transformation in the country.
Updated -2056 minutes ago Events management company Ticketpro, a subsidiary of JSE-listed telecommunications major Blue Label Telecoms, is developing a mobile application (app) that will include its near-field communications (NFC) technologies and capabilities to deliver better and...
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has announced that it is to introduce regulations for the operation of civilian remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS, previously known as unmanned air vehicles or UAVs and popularly called drones). Director of...
CRAIG TERBLANCHE Functionalities of apps can be broadened as they are used and additional portions of work or functions identified
Updated -2056 minutes ago A company’s mobile application (app) strategy should link data sources inside and outside the company to enable the company to respond quickly to any opportunities and improve customer reach and service, says app platform development company Outsystems South Africa...
 
With new equipment orders stalling and the Russian market still in a slump, Barloworld found its cheer for the six months ended March 31 from a turnaround in its Iberian business and healthy equipment parts and service sales. The equipment, automotive and logistics...
Failure to adhere to best practice in health and safety is potentially very expensive, saiys personal protective equipment (PPE) supplier HSE solutions marketing manager Stephen Burrows. “We have recently seen lawsuits of close to R100-million lodged on behalf of...
 
 
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Sin Taxes – Reflective of all the Sins? When L writing the column entitled ‘Plastic bag levy – who derives the benefit?', for the April 17 edition, on one of the lesser known 'contra duties' (‘contra’ means against or opposite) administered by the South African...
My irritation has reached the point that I can no longer ignore it. And I’m afraid that my irritation is with some of my journalistic colleagues (no, not at Engineering News, as will soon become apparent). I may seem to be being rather pedantic, yet I do feel it does...
We have just passed the dates of the seventieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.  I used the plural ‘dates’, because I have discovered that there are actually two. I was invited to a celebratory evening function by the Russian ambassador,...
I have just returned from a site. It is a large site, an industrial complex. On the site there are 17 substations. There is also a power station. The power station is used at the time of power interruption. The operators of the complex were advised of a power...
 
 
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Markus Thill, President responsible for the Africa region at Bosch. The Bosch group is a global supplier of technology and services; its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and...
Global solar installations this year may approach 60 GW and surpass 68 GW in 2016, data compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows. In South Africa, tariffs associated with solar photovoltaic plants have fallen 76% since 2011 to 79c/kWh installed. Pictured above...
Spearheaded by founder and current chairperson Alan Ronald Burke, ARB Electrical Wholesalers is one of Southern Africa’s largest black-empowered electrical wholesalers, playing a pivotal role in providing the essential materials required for the electrification of...
Recent statements made by government and African National Congress leaders regarding possible private investment into struggling State-owned power utility Eskom were confusing to say the least – possibly deliberately so. But the bottom line is that government has a...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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