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Apr 04, 2014
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has approved 181 projects to benefit from government’s automotive investment scheme (AIS), says DTI AIS director Anna Theron. The scheme forms part of the Automotive Production Development Programme (APDP), which replaced...
Apr 04, 2014
The South African Navy (SAN) has confirmed that South African defence procurement (and disposals and research and development) agency Armscor has been granted the authority to start the acquisition process for three new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) and three new...
Apr 04, 2014
The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) will start feasibility studies on the 200 km of proposed extensions to the Gautrain route, as approved by the Gauteng government, by the end of June, says Gauteng Road and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi. The extensions will include...
Apr 04, 2014
MEGALITRE RESERVOIR Steyn City Properties has constructed a new R35-million water reservoir on the north-eastern segment of the development, which will store up to 30 Mℓ of water
The mixed-used lifestyle estate, Steyn City, located along the Jukskei river, in Johannesburg, has invested significantly in infrastructure, some of which will serve the surrounding areas and the estate, which will launch next year.
Apr 04, 2014
I’m in my sixth year on the Bloodhound project and it’s changed a lot from when there were just seven of us in a little room at University of the West of England. Last year was our most productive yet. All the extra design resources coming online had a knock-on...
Apr 04, 2014
The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) has noted that transformation is running smoothly in the civil engineering industry.
Apr 04, 2014
As South Africa follows the world into an increasingly cashless economy, small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMME’s) and informal traders are getting a shot in the arm as business leverages innovative financial technologies to stimulate financial inclusion...
Apr 04, 2014
Implementation of the much debated gas price restructuring will proceed despite a legal challenge to the arrangement that has been launched by seven large gas consumers, including Consol, Dawn, Illovo, Mondi, Nampak, PG Group and South African Breweries. The new...
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Apr 04, 2014
South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) expects to finalise procurement documents for coal and cogeneration independent power producers (IPPs) before the end of this month and says the requests for proposals (RFPs) should be published in April, once internal...
Apr 04, 2014
An antifraud platform, developed by international cyber security company Kaspersky Lab, verifies financial transactions in real-time to prevent fraud and electronic theft of money from financial institutions by cyber criminals, says Kaspersky Lab global business...
Apr 04, 2014
DENNIS DYKES The Nedbank Small Business Index aims to provide a clearer measurement of the state of the small-business sector
Business confidence in the small business sector remained subdued in the last quarter of 2013, which reflected the impact of a challenging economic environment, according to the fourth-quarter survey results of the Nedbank Small Business Index (NSBI) last month.
Apr 04, 2014
Service level agreements (SLAs) for Internet service providers (ISPs) in South Africa are often difficult to understand and do not help to improve customer experience. The transparency of SLAs should be improved to boost the use of ISP services in South Africa, says...
Apr 04, 2014
Volkswagen Financial Services, finance arm of the German auto maker, has joined forces with South African vehicle and asset finance company, WesBank, to form Volkswagen Financial Services South Africa (VFSSA). Volkswagen Financial Services owns 51% of the new finance...
Apr 04, 2014
The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) has begun its regional expansion as a result of an increasing demand for its services in Durban and Cape Town.
Apr 02, 2014
This publication contains insight into progress at the delayed Medupi and Kusile coal-fired projects, in Mpumalanga and Limpopo respectively, as well as at the Ingula pumped-storage scheme, which is under construction on the border between the Free State and...
Apr 01, 2014
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2014 report provides insight into South Africa’s electricity generation, exploring the issues of State-owned power utility Eskom's generated power, coal supplies, electricity tariffs and demand-focused initiatives, as well as the...
Mar 28, 2014
Liezl Smith
The perception of the supply chain profession is in the main; all about conveyor belts, forklifts, procurement and logistics yet the opportunities for engineers to make their mark and enhance their scope of work is great. The answer to the question as to where...
Mar 28, 2014
The third round of the successful Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) would have a staggered financial close, with these periods possibly being a few months in duration leading up to July 2014, said law firm Webber Wentzel...
 
 
 
 
Mar 28, 2014
DAVID WILLETTS The Square Kilometre Array is the world’s next great science project
The UK has given a major boost to the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope programme by announcing funding of £100-million (€120-million, almost R1.8-billion) for Phase 1 of the instrument. As the construction cost of Phase 1 has been capped...
Mar 28, 2014
AROUND THE CLOCK The VWSA engine plant operates a four-shift, seven-day production week
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) should this year see record production at its engine plant, in Uitenhage, in the Eastern Cape. VWSA MD David Powels says engine plant production reached 110 708 units in 2012, growing to 151 269 units in 2013. This year, he...
Mar 28, 2014
NOT A SIMPLE JOB Gary Bernstein, Kavita Vanmari and Mike Piksa of Challenge Air stand in front of the Protea COIN R44 they modified. The FLIR turret is visible on the lower rear fuselage of the helicopter
South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) approved aircraft modifications design organisation Challenge Air has successfully fitted a forward looking infrared (FLIR) system to a Robinson R44 helicopter belonging to the Protea COIN security company. (The FLIR was...
Mar 28, 2014
Broadband communications, and the services and information enabled by this, are becoming so entrenched in society that its use can increasingly be likened to other utility services, such as water and electricity, says networking giant Cisco South Africa MD Alpheus...
Mar 28, 2014
The Recycling Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa), which has been managing the collection and disposal of waste tyres for the past ten months, has been well received by recyclers who recognise that they can get good-quality waste tyre feedstock...
Mar 28, 2014
Malawi’s Lilongwe Water Board is inviting bids for the supply of pipes, pipe fittings and hydrostatic pressure testing equipment for the water supply system in the city, which is being overhauled. The water board says  the tender is divided into four lots, with...
Mar 28, 2014
Dawn reaped the rewards of increased government spend on water infrastructure and increased sales in Africa, among other factors, as it in March reported a 18% jump in operating profit, to R158.9-million for the half-year ended December 31, compared with the same...
Mar 28, 2014
Cement is to concrete what flour is to cake. Normally, cement and its mineral compounds make up roughly 15% of concrete (in volume), with stone, water, sand and chemical admixtures making up the rest of the recipe. Cement, however, is not the green lobby’s...
Mar 28, 2014
Local engineering solutions company SureGO officially installed its demonstration installation for its patented innovative floating bridge solution at the Richards Bay Ski Boat Club, in KwaZulu-Natal earlier this month, with plans to further promote the innovation in...
Mar 28, 2014
Unemployment and poverty continue to affect previously disadvantaged South Africans, which have sparked interest from public-development finance institution Agence Française Développement (AFD) – also known as the Development Agency of France – to assist in...
 
 
 
 
Mar 28, 2014
Nonprofit organisation The Gerda Henkel Foundation, of Germany, awarded a five-year grant of R12-million to Stellenbosch University (SU) earlier this month to support and strengthen intellectual capacity in South Africa and across the African continent. The...
Mar 28, 2014
Barely six months after Indian conglomerate Essar announced it was exiting Kenya’s energy sector, the company has decided to pull out of the country’s telecommunications sector as well. The Indian giant, which has been operating in Kenya’s telecommunications...
Mar 28, 2014
The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) is inviting bids for the supply, installation and commissioning of a telecommunication equipment measurement system. Macra says bidding for the assignment will be conducted in accordance with the international...
Mar 28, 2014
The ISO 55000 standard for asset management system which was released in January will have a positive effect in terms of raising awareness about the importance of asset management, states physical asset management company Pragma research and development director...
Mar 28, 2014
South Korean multinational electronics company LG Electronics officially launched its new variable refrigerant flow (VRF) solution, the Multi V IV, in Newtown, Johannesburg earlier this month, during which the product’s 30% improvement in efficiency, compared with...
Mar 28, 2014
South African company SacOil Holdings and the UK’s Surestream Petroleum have reported progress in their hydrocarbon prospecting work northern Malawi. In its yearly presentation to Malawi’s Ministry of Mining, SacOil, which was awarded an exclusive prospecting...
Mar 28, 2014
Great Wall Motors South Africa (GWM SA) has announced that JSE-listed transport logistics and mobility company Super Group has acquired a 50.1% stake of its business for an undisclosed amount in March, “marking the start of exciting business opportunities for both...
Mar 28, 2014
Technology services firm EOH CEO Asher Bohbot has challenged all companies in South Africa to create employment opportunities for youths. EOH has trained 600 people a year for the past two years and permanently employed about 450 of these trainees a year, creating...
Mar 28, 2014
Uganda has announced plans to accelerate the construction of a planned petroleum refinery following the unveiling of six international companies bidding for the role of lead investor in the project. State Minister for Energy Simon D’Ujanga says the process of...
Mar 28, 2014
A new version of the BriefCam technology, a video synopsis solution that compresses video events and displays them simultaneously, enabes security officers to filter and refine security video footage using colour, the size of an object and the direction of movement,...
 
 
 
 
Mar 28, 2014
The European Union (EU) has appointed the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) as its fund manager for a €100-million programme designed to accelerate the preparation of social and economic infrastructure projects in South Africa and the broader region. Known...
Mar 26, 2014
Creamer Media’s Research Channel Africa offers unparalleled access to intelligence on industry and mining. The service offers: A database of published material dating back to 1999 Detailed research reports on a diverse range of industry and mining sectors -...
Mar 21, 2014
MININSTER EDNA MOLEWA There has been a newly revived vigour to mitigate challenges and ensure that there is quality of service and delivery
In South Africa, 4.8% of people still did not have universal access to water, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said at a Rand Water press conference, held in Johannesburg earlier this month.
Mar 21, 2014
NEW SERVICES ELB Conveyor Maintenance provides maintenance services for materials handling systems, including stockyard machines and bulk loading systems
Bulk materials handling solutions provider ELB Engineering Services officially launched its ELB Conveyor Maintenance company at its ELB service facility in Middleburg, Mpumalanga, earlier this month.
Mar 21, 2014
The third and comprehensively revised edition of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Users’ Guide was launched in Midrand, in Gauteng, earlier this month.
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
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