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South Africa is significantly affected not only by the current drought but also water losses that have been costing the country more than R7-billion a year, which translates to 37% of nonrevenue water being lost. Of this, a quarter is considered to be losses through...
Two overarching narratives emerged in the wake of President Barack Obama’s announcement that South Africa’s agricultural exports would lose Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) eligibility from January 5, 2016, unless South Africa took urgent steps to resolve...

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Additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, has the potential to completely change the relationships between individual consumers, professional designers and manufacturers. So argued Loughborough University Reader in Computer Aided Product Design Dr Ian...
Airbus Defence and Space: Military Aircraft has highlighted that its A330 Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) has significant commonalities with the Airbus A330-200 commercial airliner, upon which it is based. The South African Air Force (SAAF) once operated a fleet of...
Financial services provider Nedbank launched the second edition of its Carbon Footprinting Guide earlier this month, which is aimed at demystifying carbon footprint approaches and help readers grasp the main concepts of carbon measuring, monitoring, reporting and...
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Caterpillar’s first backhoe loader. This also coincides with the worldwide release of its latest-generation F2 series backhoe loader, which was launched at supply chain services company Barloworld Logistics’ Big Dig Day in...
NICK CHRISTODOULOU As about 58% of data stored by organisations is dark, they must identify this dark data to expose risks and valuable information
Updated -1116 minutes ago About 58% of unstructured data stored by companies is dark data, which means that the value or regulatory importance of the data has not been determined. Subsequently, most of the stored data add costs, rather than increasing revenue or reduce regulatory risks, says...
BARRY DWOLATZKY The CPD programme provides advanced skills required locally, and provides a stepping stone to Wits University’s Master of Engineering degree in software engineering
A shortage of software engineers is leading to fewer information technology (IT) projects in private and public sector organisations. This also places a dampener on the economy, as IT is an integral part of business and civil service, says University of Witwatersrand...
South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel has announced that its recently acquired subsidiary, Denel Vehicle Systems (DVS – previously BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa or LSSA) had finalised a R900-million contract with United Arab Emirates group...
Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) chairperson Wayne Duvenage has said the organisation would oppose the proposed tax increases that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene had indicated are on the cards for 2016. “Not on our watch. Until government tackles the...
Following four lossmaking periods, construction firm Esor has finally returned to profitability. The group moved from a loss of R24-million for the six months ended August 31 last year, to a profit of R6.1-million for the same period this year.
Most of South Africa’s energy needs are provided by coal.  Besides massive electricity generation, coal is also used as a liquid fuel by millions of lower-income households for cooking, lighting and heating. There has, however, been a slowdown in these key industries...
Two issues are currently dominating the media and are expected to continue doing so for many months to come – quite possibly, even beyond the February 2016 national Budget. For ‘everything-must-fall’, with the exception, that is, of taxes that must increase (or for...
I read an article about the Communications Workers Union (CWU) threatening to strike yet again.  A court subsequently issued an interdict against any wild-cat strike action. The CWU Gauteng chairperson, Velaphi Zulu, then stated that the union had no intention of...
Martin Luther King Jr ended his famous 'I Have a Dream' speech thus: " . . . we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of...
This week we feature Pieter Daniël Nortjé, MD of CMCO Material Handling, a lifting equipment and materials handling company that represents the Yale, Pfaff Silberblau, CM, Steerman and Tigrip brands
Judge Dennis Davis, who is leading South Africa’s Davis Tax Commission, argued that, in the context of rising demands on fiscal resources and increasing government debt, South Africa will probably need to find a way to bolster its tax revenues. However, he has also...
Founded in the US in 1951, corporate immigration services provider Fragomen has expanded its footprint to include more than 40 offices in 20 countries, with the newest office having been opened in Nairobi, Kenya, in December 2014. The opening of the Nairobi office...
The long-standing disagreement between South Africa and the US over the ability of the American poultry industry to export chicken pieces to South Africa came to into sharp relief earlier this month when President Barack Obama announced that Africa Growth and...
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