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Truck hijackings in South Africa are rising rapidly, and are up by around 10% year to date over 2013 statistics, says Road Freight Association (RFA) technical and operations manager Gavin Kelly. This adds up to a 5.1% increase for 2013/2014, to 991 incidents,...
There is a sense of fatigue across South Africa as 2014 draws to a close. The year has been a difficult one for business and for citizens. The external environment remains problematic, with South Africa’s key trading partners performing unevenly and with commodity...
 


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South Africa remains an important manufacturing and export platform for Ford Motor Company, says executive chairperson Bill Ford. However, he adds that other countries on the continent are “becoming interesting”, and that the US carmaker is casting its net wider for...
TO BE PHASED INTO SERVICE The first MeerKAT dish, with another 63 to come
Germany’s Max-Planck-Society (MPG) and the Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPlfR) are investing €11-million (about R150-million) into South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope array programme. The money will be used to design, build and install S-band radio...
Infrastructure spend in sub-Saharan Africa will grow from $70-billion in 2013 to $180-billion by 2025, says PwC capital projects and infrastructure Africa leader Jonathan Cawood. This is one of the findings of PwC’s Capital Projects & Infrastructure report on East...
Private-owned defence and aerospace manufacturer Paramount Group and the Ichikowitz Family Foundation unveiled its Anti-Poaching Skills and K9 Training Academy in Magaliesburg last month.
MATT BARKER Wireless networks should enable users to engage and must provide relevant information to them based on their activity and location
The inclusion of Bluetooth to provide sub-three meter accuracy and heightened functionality for users is one of the ways to change existing wireless networks into engagement networks. An engagement network differs from common wireless networks in that it enables the...
Construction resources and aggregates company Lafarge Ash Resources aims to have fly ash exempted from the National Waste Management Amendment Bill’s classification as hazardous waste. This exemption will improve the sustainability of construction materials and...
The converged CTR microwave router integrates legacy time-division multiplexing, Ethernet and Internet protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) network layers to enable cellular base stations to be multi-function hubs for delivery of new services, says...
NOELIN PILLAY LG’s manufacturing facility currently produces 280 000 units a year
Electronics company LG South Africa expected to increase its manufacturing output to 320 000 units by 2015 at its Johannesburg manufacturing facility – the only one in South Africa – said LG production manager Noelin Pillay during a media tour of the facility earlier...
 
Making quick work of its ten-year R51-billion contract to supply South Africa’s Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) with 600 trains, rail company Gibela has unveiled the first completed car body-shell at major shareholder Alstom’s Lapa manufacturing...
About 40% of global small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not perceive Africa as a growth opportunity, despite the positive economic growth stories and growing middle class in the region, says Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
 
 
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A really interesting social phenomenon is the antinuclear stance of many people. I find many people who are rabidly antinuclear, but then, as I chat to them socially, I find out that they have no idea what they are talking about. They often cannot tell the difference...
The year 2014 is the year during which South Africa celebrated 20 years of democracy. But 2014 is also the year during which chinks in our liberal democratic project seemed to occupy centre stage in expressions of pessimism about the direction the ruling party, our...
The danger when using any term is that it might well mean different things to different people. The term 'trade facilitation' is no different. While it has been around for quite some time, it burst onto the international trade stage during the Ninth Ministerial...
I am, 100 years after 1914, reminded of the effect that war had on engineering. When The Second World War (WW2) started, the situation, technology- and armswise, was this: fighter aircraft were propeller-driven biplanes with open cockpits, fixed undercarriage and low...
 
 
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Main Activity of the Company: BMG is a specialist distributor of engineering components in Africa, with over 140 branches across sub-Saharan Africa
A Lego version of the Star Wars character R2D2, inside the group’s new central London office, in the UK. Its headquarters will remain in Denmark, but the company is strengthening it presence in London, the US, Singapore and Shanghai as part of a plan to further...
Nobody would disagree that 2014 has been a difficult year for South Africans. The economy underperformed, the electricity constraints became more visible than ever, and the industrial relations and political climate (notwithstanding a fairly successful election) was...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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