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Aug 21, 2015
The implementation of carbon tax in South Africa was set for the middle of next year, says National Treasury chief director of economic tax analysis Cecil Morden. “We are currently busy with the legislation, and we hope to have that legislation out within the next...
Aug 21, 2015
Two months after the start of a R100-million-plus upgrade to the 54-year-old Kyalami race track, the project is running according to plan, says Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit spokesperson Christo Kruger. The new circuit layout has become visible and the extent of the...
Aug 21, 2015
Nissan South Africa (SA) will make an announcement on the production of new models at its Rosslyn plant, near Pretoria, by the end of the year, says Nissan SA MD Mike Whitfield. He expects the announcement “to be positive”.
Aug 21, 2015
The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) has entered into a R10-million bursary partnership with Stellenbosch University to address the skills shortage and boost the number of women in engineering.
Aug 21, 2015
Specialist South African company Alaris Holdings has completed its take-over of US business Antenna Research Associates (ARA). The deal was originally announced in February. Alaris Holdings was previously known as Poynting Holdings and is listed on the AltX of the...
Aug 21, 2015
LAYING THE FOUNDATION Umsobomvu local municipality mayor Nombulelo Hermans at the Noupoort Wind Farm site
The construction of the first 14 wind turbine foundations for the Noupoort Wind Farm in the Umsobomvu local municipality, in the Northern Cape, was completed last month, with the remaining 21 foundations expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Aug 21, 2015
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The erratic implementation of load-shedding schedules is costing the local food production industry millions of rands every month, says energy solutions provider Energy Partners.
Aug 21, 2015
Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) will launch ten new models over the next four years, says newly appointed MD Greg Maruszewski. Four years from now, the new XC90, available in South Africa in August, “will be the oldest car in our showroom”, he adds.
Aug 14, 2015
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New-vehicle sales in July declined by 6.1%, to 54 112 units, compared with the same month last year. Sales numbers released by the Department of Trade and Industry, show that new passenger car sales plummeted by 8.8% in June, to 36 506 units.
Aug 14, 2015
In today’s competitive international business environment the requirement for suppliers and clients to work closely together is greater than ever before; particularly in the resource industry. RYCO does more than simply supply a product; the company understands that...
Aug 14, 2015
South African Airways (SAA) started its new route between Johannesburg and Washington DC via Accra, Ghana, on August 2. The inaugural flight carried Ghanaian Transportation Minister Dzifa Aku Attivor, as well as other dignitaries, on the Accra-Washington leg and was...
Aug 14, 2015
Cape Town’s MyCiti bus service has improved its fare-revenue-to-cost ratio from 30% in 2013/2014 – where fares cover 30% of direct vehicle operating costs – to 40% in 2014/2015, says Gibb transportation south section unit manager Andrew Bulman. As a consulting...
Aug 14, 2015
South Africa’s Solar Water Heating Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (SWH-Mancosa) is taking active steps to reinvigorate the solar-geyser sector, which has been left in a “precarious” position following the termination of the Eskom rebate programme in April and...
Aug 14, 2015
The delivery of the last of the six new Boeing 737-800 aircraft ordered by South African low cost carrier kulula.com (kulula) in 2009 will give the carrier the youngest airline fleet in Southern Africa, the company has reported. Part of the Comair group, kulula (the...
Aug 14, 2015
The South Africa truck market may end the year at around 29 000 units, 5% to 7% down on last year’s numbers, says Isuzu Trucks South Africa (ITSA) COO Craig Uren. Around 31 500 trucks were sold locally in 2014.
Aug 14, 2015
By Wayne Duvenage - To date, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) have not provided a detailed insight to the cost of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), thereby giving society another reason to shun the e-toll system. Government’s...
Aug 14, 2015
Embattled South African steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has offered insight into the “fair pricing model” it has tabled before government in return for tariff protection and a government stipulation that locally manufactured steel be designated for...
 
 
 
 
Aug 14, 2015
Leading water scientists say it is no longer debatable that South Africa is experiencing a water crisis given that there are already serious problems in supplying enough water of sufficient quality to meet the country’s social and economic needs. Council for...
Aug 07, 2015
Overload control statistics for 2014 show that just more than 2-million vehicles were weighed at South African weighbridges, with 20%, or 416 364, of these overloaded, says Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Built Environment network asset...
Aug 07, 2015
Concrete materials company AfriSam officially launched its new Dry Mortar automated plant last month that will produce dry mortar product, which it believes is a response to demands for increased convenience by customers.
Aug 07, 2015
The Competition Commission has prohibited Raumix Aggregates, a subsidiary of the Raubex Group, from acquiring OMV Kimberley and OMV Kimberley Mining, collectively known as the OMV Group. Post-merger, Raumix, and ultimately Raubex, would have controlled the OMV Group....
Aug 07, 2015
Top honours will be awarded to member companies of Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) next week, in Midrand, at the Cesa Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, which will showcase the quality, innovation and exceptional workmanship in the consulting engineering...
Aug 07, 2015
The country's State-owned defence industrial group Denel hopes that the Department of Defence and the South African National Defence Force will give a favorable response to the proposed "future roadmap" for Denel's Rooivalk attack helicopter. This was stated by group...
Aug 07, 2015
The long-term future of performance cars – 15, 20 years from now, or perhaps sooner – will see “some kind of electrification or hybridisation of the drive train” says Mercedes-AMG management board chairperson Tobias Moers. However, the problem with this will be that...
Aug 07, 2015
The potential trillion-dollar economy surrounding Africa’s oceans, lakes and rivers is under threat, says Institute for Security Studies (ISS) researcher Timothy Walker. Thirty-eight countries in Africa share a combined coastline of more than 26 000 nautical miles...
Aug 07, 2015
WILL JIMERSON Growth will continue in the industry and the affordability and financeability of the end-user will be solved
Owing to an economic boom witnessed in most African countries, an opportunity for young engineers to venture into engineering management has transpired, stated Australia-based professional services firm SMEC COO Dr Tom Marshall at the launch of the Postgraduate...
Aug 07, 2015
Enhancements to the Gautrain service will see users gain access to the rapid-rail link by tapping their local or international bank-issued contactless credit and debit cards at the fare gates – instead of their Gautrain gold cards – provided they are compliant with...
 
 
 
 
Aug 07, 2015
South Africa's defence acquisitions and research and development (R&D) agency Armscor is considering reorganising itself to better meet the changing demands on the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the local defence industry. "We're looking into...
Aug 07, 2015
There are a lot of numbers involved in shopping for a car: power output, fuel consumption, number of airbags, price, interest rates, payback period and warranty. At the bottom end of the scale, price is probably the biggest deal-breaker. At the top end of the market,...
Aug 07, 2015
Owing to an economic boom witnessed in most African countries, an opportunity for young engineers to venture into engineering management has transpired, stated Australia-based professional services firm SMEC COO Dr Tom Marshall at the launch of the Postgraduate...
Aug 07, 2015
SUE GEUENS Companies that implement good data management can gain significant market share, make their in-house operations more efficient and lower costs
Customer demand will result in business being forced to use data more effectively, leading to better data management practices across all industries, says industry body Data Management Association of Southern Africa (DAMA SA), and DAMA International, president Sue...
Aug 07, 2015
The structural nature of South Africa’s water challenges requires that skills be shared to counteract the effect that a lack of skills has on water management, says South African black-owned consulting engineering firm Gibb technical executive Wiero Vogelzang. The...
Aug 07, 2015
ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Paul O’Flaherty
South Africa’s largest steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) gave notice last month that it was weighing the partial or full closure of its Vereeniging Works, in southern Gauteng, and would make a decision on the plant’s future by the end of August. At the...
Aug 07, 2015
South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel has reported that it had enjoyed a most successful financial year during 2014/2015. "This has been another really good year for us," enthused Group CEO Riaz  Saloojee. "This year under review was a remarkable...
Aug 07, 2015
Development company Lushaka Investments, Portuguese civil construction group Mota-Engil Africa and banking firm Mercantile Bank collectively created a partnership for the development of the mixed-use Central Square development, located in the World Trade Centre...
Aug 07, 2015
The world needs energy to support economic growth and to raise living standards, and the demand for energy could double over the next 50 years, says thorium energy producer Steenkampskraal Thorium chairperson Trevor Blench. “However, we should not double energy...
Aug 07, 2015
UNIFYING FOR PROGRESS The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors senior VP Amanda Clack signs the ICMS coalition declaration alongside representatives of other coalition organisations at the International Monetary Fund headquarters, in Washington DC
The International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) coalition was launched at the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington DC, in the US, last month, following the gathering of more than 30 worldwide professional bodies.
 
 
 
 
Aug 07, 2015
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V&A WATERFRONT The tourist attraction hopes to reduce its demand on the energy grid in the Western Cape with a R20-million solar project
In an effort to reduce its demand on the energy grid in the Western Cape, the V&A Waterfront has begun a R20-million solar project that will include the installation of 7 000 m2 of solar panels on the roof of eight buildings across the property.
Jul 31, 2015
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Jul 31, 2015
The statutory body responsible for skills development and support in the banking sector, BANKSETA, was investing R68-million in the capacity building project of the University of Venda (UniVen), announced Bankseta company secretary Caroline King at a media event in...
Jul 31, 2015
LIONEL MOYAL Cloud services providers must compete against other cloud services providers for business by providing up-to-date systems and services
Legacy information technology (IT) systems are becoming increasingly obsolete because of the maturity, efficiencies and cost effectiveness of cloud-based IT services, says information and communication technology major T-Systems subsidiary Intervate head Lionel...
Jul 31, 2015
ARMANDÉ KRUGER Balancing the collection and processing of data must be aligned to strategy
Many complementary services enable companies to derive broad value from data inside and outside them. The complexity of data management means that companies’ strategies determine the various data systems and functions they will use, says PBT Group regional sales...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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