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Jul 18, 2014
Savings are disturbingly low in South Africa and, in 2013, the country’s national gross savings rate, as a percentage of gross domestic product, stood at 13.5%, down from 14.2% in 2012, deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Hubert Jonas said at the launch of the Annual...
Jul 18, 2014
As far as infrastructure plans go, government’s National Development Plan (NDP) is “right up there” with the best in the world, says KPMG global infrastructure chairperson James Stewart. He regards the strategic integrated projects (SIPs) approach as “quite...
Jul 18, 2014
Government is accelerating the processing and issuing of smart identity cards to replace the green identity-document booklets and believes it can replace all identity documents within five to seven years, says Department of Home Affairs (DHA) deputy director-general...
Jul 18, 2014
Tertiary institution the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) will host the inaugural Digital Africa Festival in August and September to showcase digital technologies that will help improve Africa’s economic prominence and development. The festival will promote an...
Jul 11, 2014
MARC GRANGER Production of the first South African trains is scheduled to start in 2017
The first 20 trains in the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) ten-year, R51-billion deal to procure 600 new trains, should be shipped from Brazil by the end of 2015, says Gibela CEO Marc Granger. He says Prasa should start using these first new...
Jul 11, 2014
GLOBAL MARKETING Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in the cockpit of an A400M with Airbus experimental test pilot Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Lombo
The Military Aircraft Division of Airbus Defence and Space has begun to actively market its A400M military airlifter to countries outside of the aircraft programme’s core partnership states. “We received authorisation to market the plane internationally one year...
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
South Africa is the world’s third-largest Polo market, at 24 994 units sold in the first five months of the year. To be fair, this includes sales of the South African-only Polo Vivo (the fourth generation Polo), as well as the fifth-generation Polo, now rejuvenated...
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Jul 11, 2014
Plans by Africa’s fastest-growing carrier, Ethiopia Airways, to double its size by 2025 have received a major boost in the form a $500-million loan from the Chinese government. The airline is pursuing ambitious plans to increase its fleet from 47 to 110 over the...
Jul 11, 2014
Accelerating the importation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) could aide in the development of South Africa’s lacking gas infrastructure and bolster the nation’s aim of ensuring sufficient energy supply within the next three to five years. As the country awaits the...
Jul 11, 2014
Gas will be a springboard for a low-carbon economy, as it will deter new investment in coal and complement renewable-energy resources, believes Johannesburg-based consulting firm MAC Consulting associate director Dave Collins.
Jul 11, 2014
The Southern African International Trade Exhibition (Saitex), in its twenty-first year, has created R70-million in business opportunities for Gauteng, according to the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Fay Mukaddam.
Jul 11, 2014
The State-owned Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has invited bids from eligible bidders for the supply, installation and commissioning of an automated meter reading system, including the meters. The project will be financed by the World Bank’s...
Jul 11, 2014
Many African economies’ current reliance on raw commodity exports for growth makes Africa susceptible to global price movement; however, growing the manufacturing sectors on the continent has the potential to promote economic and inclusive growth in African countries.
Jul 11, 2014
Building materials group Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities to contribute to more sustainable construction and to better serve architectural creativity, Lafarge Country CEO Thierry Legrand tells Engineering News. He states that the Group’s...
Jul 11, 2014
The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Merseta) advocates artisan training, coupled with workplace experience, as a way of developing technical skills that are in demand, which will create high-quality jobs and...
Jul 11, 2014
I was invited to attend the Atomexpo 2014 nuclear power exhibition and expo in Moscow. I was invited as a guest of State-owned nuclear company Rosatom. The event started on a Monday, but was preceded the day before by a yachting regatta at the Royal Moscow Yacht...
Jul 11, 2014
In the quest to promote learner-driven systems to ensure a better learning outcome, learning institute Sangari South Africa’s portable iBox solution provides an interactive teaching and learning environment for all types of schools.
 
 
 
 
Jul 11, 2014
Using home languages in primary education will improve education in South Africa and Africa, but government policies on home language education lack substance to stimulate use and development of these languages, say various international and local experts. Primary...
Jul 11, 2014
Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) CEO Siyabonga Gama reported on last week that the feasibility study into a proposed rail link through Swaziland – which would eliminate non-coal traffic on the export channel from the Mpumalanga coalfields to Richards Bay – is at an...
Jul 11, 2014
Enterprise resource planning giant SAP is using its in-memory computing technology, called Hana, as the core platform for all its enterprise offerings. This includes extending the life of existing information technology (IT) infrastructure, providing cloud services...
Jul 11, 2014
South African franchise brands contribute substantially to the local economy and are penetrating into the rest of Africa.
Jul 11, 2014
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Government’s Gas Utilisation Master Plan (Gump), Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) underline that gas is not only a substitutable alternative to coal but a definitive and substantial part of South Africa’s energy mix.
Jul 11, 2014
Financial services firm Barclays Africa local subsidiary Absa provided a R8.2-million loan and South African retail giant Massmart provided a 10 000 t-a-year offtake agreement that enabled a new maize miller to enter the South African market. The new miller, Lethabo...
Jul 11, 2014
The burning desire to change Africa for the better and produce goods and services on par with developed countries is a key driver of innovation in Africa, but more support is needed to enable entrepreneurs to develop their ideas into products, says smartphone...
Jul 11, 2014
Embodied carbon is increasingly becoming a more significant part of the overall carbon burden for properties and, as a result, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has published a method to calculate embodied carbon for the full life cycle of the...
Jul 11, 2014
Seventy-four cloned vehicles, and 821 duplicate licence plates have, to date, been identified on Gauteng’s e-toll network, says Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) CEO Jamie Surkont. Speaking to Engineering News, he says a cloned vehicle is a vehicle identical to...
Jul 11, 2014
The local truck market saw “a bit of growth” in the first quarter of the year, but the demand emanating from the replacement cycle has been filled, says MAN Truck & Bus South Africa (SA) executive chairperson Geoff du Plessis. This fact, coupled with a cooling...
 
 
 
 
Jul 11, 2014
US technology multinational GE has unveiled a R700-million commitment to support innovation as well as enterprise and skills development in South African – an investment that was also closely aligned with government's increasing demand for localisation when...
Jul 04, 2014
SPEED UP The aim of the Biopark is to accelerate the commercialisation of biotechnology
Phase 1 of the Innovation Hub’s Biopark@Gauteng is already filled to capacity, says Innovation Hub research, development and innovation GM Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela. The ten companies in Phase 1 of the Life Sciences Enterprise project will be able to move...
Jul 04, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
South African high-technology company Denel Dynamics must meet the challenges and seize the opportunities facing it not only for the sake of the company itself but for the sake of the country as a whole. So asserted company CEO Tsepo Monaheng, addressing staff and...
Jul 04, 2014
IN TOUCH ConnectedDrive is made possible through the use of an embedded Vodafone sim card in the car
BMW South Africa (SA) has launched a new suite of technology that promises its customers improved and wider in-car connectivity, starting in July. The car has become an extension of the home and office, and ConnectedDrive is proof of this fact.
Jul 04, 2014
Russian State-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom has reiterated its willingness to cooperate with South African companies if it is chosen to build nuclear power plants in this country. In line with the Integrated Resource Plan 2010, which outlines the country’s...
Jul 04, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
French multinational Alstom’s transport services unit says the services market is becoming progressively more accessible to private companies, with Alstom Transport growing 10% year-on-year and aiming to be the reference for railway services in the global market,...
Jul 04, 2014
India’s largest delegation yet has participated in this year’s Southern African International Trade Exhibition (Saitex), which took place from 22 June to 24 June in Midrand, Johannesburg, to further grow bilateral trade between India and South Africa.
Jul 04, 2014
National, provincial and municipal government departments are increasingly adopting cloud document management to protect their internal communications and prevent documents from being manipulated or lost, says cloud email and document company Mimecast sales director...
 
 
 
 
Jul 04, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies is expecting an upswing in South Africa’s economy now that the five-month strike by members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in the platinum mining sector is nearing an end. He told journalists in...
Jul 04, 2014
A company with a 3 000-strong fleet of vehicles, based mainly in Gauteng, this year paid between R400 000 and R500 000 a month extra on its toll fee bill, owing to the start of e-tolling on the Gauteng freeway network at the end of last year, says Standard Bank fleet...
Jul 04, 2014
The 55 274 kg Days of the Dinosaur exhibition has arrived in South Africa in 11 shipping containers over a four-week, 15 000 km journey from Vigo, Spain.
Jul 04, 2014
European airliner manufacturer Airbus spends some €2-billion a year on research and development (R&D), research and technology (R&T) and innovation. Airbus is part of the larger Airbus Group and it is important to stress that this is the figure for the airliner...
Jul 04, 2014
Indonesia has expressed interest in South Africa’s pebble-bed modular reactor (PBMR) technology, the demonstration of which was abandoned in 2010, after R9.244-billion had been spent over a decade, about 80% of which was taxpayers’ money. When the project was...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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