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Oct 10, 2014
Debate is raging in Tanzania on whether government has signed watertight agreements with foreign companies to ensure the country reaps maximum benefits from its vast natural gas resources. This comes after tje Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) revealed plans to review...
Oct 10, 2014
There are around 190 telematics service providers in South Africa, says Regent Insurance commercial vehicles national manager Wayne Rautenbach. Telematics, broadly speaking and in this context, refers to the remote monitoring of a vehicle, such as tracking a stolen...
Oct 10, 2014
In an economic environment where vehicle prices are surging upwards, Great Wall Motors South Africa (GWM SA) has dropped the price on many of its vehicles by between R5 000 and R30 000. COO Warren Olson says this move is not linked to declining sales at the Chinese...
Oct 10, 2014
Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) is evaluating the viability of introducing the heavy-duty Hyundai Xcient truck range into South Africa, says HASA commercial vehicles director Wade Griffin. The market study should be completed towards the end of the year, he adds.
Oct 10, 2014
Cloud computing and information and communication technology (ICT) in Africa will grow on the back of mobile broadband access but the challenge will be receiving a return on the investment.
Oct 10, 2014
International financial institution International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, provided billions of dollars of new financing and investment mobilisation and delivered wide-ranging advisory services in sub-Saharan Africa during its most...
Oct 10, 2014
With just over 80% of South Africa’s fuel price being made up of government levies and taxes and the basic fuel price, the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) states South Africa’s fuel prices are below the global average petrol price.
Oct 10, 2014
Electrical solutions company Magnet has been appointed the official distributor in KwaZulu-Natal of international electric and electronic equipment manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric’s factory automation products.
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Oct 10, 2014
The Department of Home Affairs removed directive 43 of 2012 from the Immigration Regulations in February, which means that if a foreign national has been granted residence in South Afrcia, he or she would be penalised for overstay if he or she attempts to leave South...
Oct 10, 2014
GREG GRIESSEL Cisco advises companies to look at their infrastructure and systems holistically to identify unprotected or vulnerable systems that can be exploited or breached
Overlooked legacy systems and static devices are creating new avenues for cyber attacks, says Cisco South Africa Security Solutions consulting systems engineer Greg Griessel. Cisco’s ‘Midyear Security Report 2014’ highlights that many of the exploited vulnerabilities...
Oct 10, 2014
Thulas Nxesi: Posts have been advertised for the head of the PMTE, as well as for a chief financial officer and a chief operating officer
Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi has appealed for private sector support in the staffing of the new-look Property Management Trading Entity (PMTE), which is seen as the primary bulwark against future fraud, corruption and maladministration within the Department of...
Oct 10, 2014
Occupational risk management services provider MicroMega Holdings subsidiary Nosa held its fifty-third yearly occupational risk management conference and exhibition, Noshcon 2014, in KwaZulu-Natal last month, an event which culminated in the Noscar awards.
Oct 10, 2014
Multinational electronics company Samsung Electronics Africa, together with nongovernmental organisation Habitat for Humanity and the Gauteng Department of Education, officially unveiled the Solar Powered Internet School at Refalletse Primary School in Orange Farm,...
Oct 10, 2014
FAW South Africa (FAW SA), a subsidiary of China’s FAW Group, has established a joint venture with the Pamodzi Group, focusing on truck sales in South Africa and other countries in sub-Equatorial Africa. The new company, Pamodzi-FAW, is 51% held by Pamodzi and 49%...
Oct 10, 2014
South Africa’s gross domestic product growth rate slowed to 1.9% in 2013, compared with 2.5% in 2012, the 2013 Productivity Statistics report revealed last month.
Oct 10, 2014
LODEWYK CILLIERS South Africa must adopt international best practice regarding IP protection and patent registration to accelerate research, development and commercialisation
Registration of patents and intellectual property (IP) supports innovation and the commercialisation of research and development (R&D) by supporting good business cases, says Spoor & Fisher partner and IP expert Lodewyk Cilliers. Good technology and patent...
Oct 10, 2014
South African specialist mine detection and mine protected vehicle company DCD Protected Mobility recently unveiled its latest product, the Oribi multirole utility truck. This is a joint development with another South African company, vehicle customising enterprise...
Oct 10, 2014
South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has announced that it is partnering with local company Space Commercial Services Holdings Aerospace (SCSH) group to develop a maritime wide-area synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for use by small...
 
 
 
 
Oct 10, 2014
Tanzania will this month award the contract for the expansion of Mtwara Port, after the discovery of natural gas made the project a priority.   Mtwara port manager Musiba Fikili says the East African nation plans to speed up the upgrade of the facility, located in...
Oct 10, 2014
French transport company Alstom – which, as part of the Gibela concession, is currently involved in the R51-billion upgrade of South Africa’s rolling stock – has revealed plans to improve the commuter experience through interactive technology. Demonstrating the...
Oct 10, 2014
The board of construction and engineering group Group Five has appointed Eric Vemer as the company’s new CEO. Vemer will start work on December 1, taking over from Mike Upton, who is approaching the JSE-listed group’s retirement age.
Oct 03, 2014
South African aerospace companies Denel Aerostructures (DAe) and Denel Aviation, both part of the State-owned Denel Group, have unveiled a major new project – the South African Regional Aircraft (SARA). This is aimed at meeting a gap in the global market, preserving...
Oct 03, 2014
As from April 2017, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) aims to support only completely knockdown (CKD) truck production in South Africa, and no longer semi-knockdown (SKD) assembly, says DTI automotive chief director Mkhululi Mlota.
Oct 03, 2014
Implementation of one of East Africa’s biggest infrastructure projects, the Lamu port, on the Kenyan coast, has hit a snag in the form of controversy over compensation of owners of the land on which the port is to be built. Construction was to start last month and...
Oct 03, 2014
South African armoured and mine-protected vehicle company BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (LSSA) has launched a new product. It is the RG21 4 x 4 mine-protected vehicle. "It's about affordability, supportability and protection," explained LSSA Business...
Oct 03, 2014
Bearings distributor Bearing Man Group (BMG) held its two-day industrial productivity exhibition at its BMG Park in Johannesburg on September 18 and 19 and attracted more than 2 000 visitors to the event.
Oct 03, 2014
The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) is inviting bids from consulting firms for the supply, configuration and implementation of an integrated tax administration system. Says the authority: “The consulting firm will supply, configure and install an elaborate commercial...
Oct 03, 2014
Chinese technology giant Huawei reinforced its aim to become an enabler in the information era and provide solutions to improve its customers’ business efficiencies and market competitiveness through open, converged and innovative technologies at its Huawei Cloud...
 
 
 
 
Oct 03, 2014
Although Southern Africa faces the global challenge of meeting the triple bottom line of energy affordability, security of supply and reducing its carbon footprint, it is rich in natural energy resources, which must be harnessed to deal with these and other energy...
Oct 03, 2014
KIM ANDERSEN Digital transformation and engagement means the window within which to conduct business transactions is getting smaller
A distributed thin-client system enables companies to let employees conduct their work on any end-point device by storing and managing all business information centrally, says business mobility company T-Systems South Africa director Kim Andersen. The core...
Oct 03, 2014
The National Business Initiative (NBI), which heads the Private Sector Energy Efficiency (PSEE) programme, states that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) approving the increase in energy costs has meant that companies have to find ways of being...
Oct 03, 2014
Geoffrey Qhena: The first three-million-ton phase is expected to be completed by 2017
The detailed feasibility study into a $4.5-billion, two-phase steel project planned for development by the Hebei Iron and Steel Group, of China, and South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) should be completed in the first quarter of 2015, IDC CEO...
Oct 03, 2014
The South African Breweries (SAB) Foundation is set to announce the winners of its fourth Annual Social Innovation Awards at the end of October.
Oct 03, 2014
Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) will see its exports into Africa drop by around 20% this year over last year, owing largely to policy changes in Algeria and Nigeria. TSAM president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl says the Algerian government has shifted its support for...
Oct 03, 2014
Two major announcements concerning the South African aerospace industry, both involving leading local company Aerosud Holdings, were made within 24 hours of each other, immediately before the start of the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition. The...
Oct 03, 2014
Chinese technology giant Huawei has ranked South Africa 18 in its Global Connectivity Index (GCI), which was launched at the Huawei Cloud Congress in Shanghai, China, last month.
Oct 03, 2014
South Africa is currently exploring ways to extract greater economic value from the so-called ‘oceans economy’ as part of the broader ‘Operation Phakisa’, which is being initiated in an effort to find ways to kick-start sluggish gross domestic product (GDP) growth...
Oct 03, 2014
Schools from across the world had the opportunity to visit South Africa’s famous Constitution Hill in Johannesburg this month without leaving their classrooms by undertaking a virtual field trip that was organised by Google. Constitution Hill is the seat of the...
 
 
 
 
Oct 03, 2014
Solar power products manufacturer SolarWorld Africa has sponsored the eight-day countrywide integrated energy and chemical company Sasol Solar Challenge, which aims at demonstrating the performance of solar-powered vehicles.
Oct 03, 2014
South African vehicle exports dropped to around 116 000 units for the first six months of the year, down from the 147 600 units recorded for the same period last year. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) says in its second...
Oct 01, 2014
The latest TransUnion Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) contains a number of small, but significant indications that the tide may at last be turning for the beleaguered used car industry. For the third successive quarter, used car inflation has increased on a year-on-year...
Sep 26, 2014
The South African new vehicle market is likely to reach around 630 000 units in 2014, down from the 650 000 units recorded in 2013, says Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl. Van Zyl is also president of the National Association of...
Sep 26, 2014
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Efforts by the Kenya government to increase energy generation by 5 000 MW over the next three years received a major boost following the award of a $2-billion contract to build a coal power plant in Lamu.  Despite allegations of irregular tendering process, the...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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