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Misfortune often finds its roots in the smallest of things. Such as a centimetre or two. Or is that in inch? Perhaps a foot? Swedish or Dutch? The French had reason to blush in May as it became apparent that national rail operator SNCF had ordered 2 000 trains that...
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There would naturally be a menu of options under consideration for dealing with Eskom’s current financial problems – the State-owned electricity producer expects to become cash-flow negative by June next year and has indicated that its faces a R225-billion...
 


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The Built Environment unit at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a cost-competitive ultrathin concrete pavement surface that, for the upgrading of unpaved roads to paved roads, is more durable than many other pavement alternatives...
The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), based at Sutherland in the Karoo region in the Northern Cape province, is promising to become an important instrument for research into dark matter. "SALT is shaping up to be very important for answering questions about...
HENK SNYMAN TDM supports broader industrial activity that has a multiplier-effect on the potential to beneficiate raw materials in many industries
The South African tool, die and mouldmaking (TDM) industry is being revitalised to locally produce the tools, dies, moulds and fixtures required by the manufacturing sector. Local TDM capability is key to enable the manufacturing industry to remain competitive, says...
Misfortune often finds its roots in the smallest of things. Such as a centimetre or two. Or is that in inch? Perhaps a foot? Swedish or Dutch? The French had reason to blush in May as it became apparent that national rail operator SNCF had ordered 2 000 trains that...
The repositioning of the Fibre Processing & Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP&M Seta) and its business processes will ensure improved performance in reaching strategic targets and in providing customer service.
The inaugural Green Youth Indaba, which took place last month, brought together scores of South African youth, as well as green industry professionals, experts and government departments to address green economy opportunities and sustainable development.
EXPOSURE All stakeholders must cooperate to expose school children, youths and unemployed adults to industrial activity to enable a smooth transition from school into the workplace
Bridging and specialised courses that provide school-leavers and unemployed youth with the necessary industry entry qualifications to a trade, as well as expose them to how industry works and the technologies used in industry, can help to prepare them for training...
The City of Johannesburg officially unveiled its Jozi @ Work Developmental Service Delivery Model in the Council Chamber on July 31, highlighting its plan to provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with developmental services to alleviate unemployment in the...
 
July new vehicle sales declined by 1.5%, to 57 670 units, compared with the same month last year. The South African new passenger car market, at 39 945 units, shrunk by 418 units, or 1%, compared with July last year.
Durban-based maritime law firm Velden Pike Nichols joined law firm Bowman Gilfillan’s maritime, transport and logistics practice this month. Bowman Gilfillan partner Craig Cunningham states that with a substantial Cape office that services Cape Town’s maritime,...
 
 
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Each year in June, British Petroleum (BP) publishes its ‘Statistical review of world energy’, which draws on various public and official sources of data on production and consumption of fossil fuels, nuclear power, renewable electricity and liquid biofuels. While...
When I was younger, we used to escort my father on many occasions to the airport in Johannesburg, then known as Jan Smuts Airport. The road was a single lane and it took about an hour to get to the airport from where we lived. These days, even with traffic, it is not...
In July, a Nuclear Designers Forum was launched. This proposal was initially formulated by the company Resonant Nuclear, of Centurion.  The company discussed the idea with Nuclear Africa and, together, we have started the Nuclear Designers Forum. It is a Web-based...
Where do the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) come from, and where are they going? In the lead-up to the 1949 national conference of the African National Congress (ANC), the Youth League tried to interest the then president of the ANC Dr AB Xuma in the idea of...
On July 31, World Trade Organisation (WTO) director-general Roberto Azevêdo reported to the WTO ambassadors that, despite intensive consultations, “we have not been able to find a solution that would allow us to bridge the gap on the adoption of the protocol on...
 
 
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Main Activity of the Company: Nordex is a German-owned manufacturer of wind turbines that coordinates the overall technical design of wind turbines. The company also develops rotor blades more than 58 m long and integrates electrical and control technology for wind...
The A350 XWB, dubbed by Airbus as the “world’s newest, most modern and efficient aircraft” made its African debut on August 2, 2014, when it landed at OR Tambo International Airport. Pictured above is the MSN 005, one of five A350 XWB prototypes used to perform...
Brelko Conveyor Products is a local manufacturer of belt cleaning equipment, with a global reach through branches, distributors and agents in more than 40 countries. Established in 1987, Brelko supplies and advises the bulk materials handling industry on spillage...
The recommendations contained in the Department of Basic Education’s Ministerial Task Team Report on the National Senior Certificate appear to be sensible and sound. The emphasis given to improving the quality of teaching in the area of English, mathematics and...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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