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Aug 08, 2014
Moving to its new headquarters in Rivonia Johannesburg, has enabled engineering and services company Bilfinger SE’s subgroup, Bilfinger Power Africa, to ensure its vision of becoming the hub of the Bilfinger Group in sub-Saharan Africa.
Aug 08, 2014
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) will continue refurbishing its existing Metrorail fleet for another 15 years, despite the R51-billion acquisition of 600 new trains of six cars each, signed last year. Not all the new coaches will come on stream at...
Aug 08, 2014
DIRK VAN WYK Providing students with working experience for the manufacturing industry alleviates the unemployment rate and ensures that industry has the desired skills for production to take place
The Intsimbi National Tooling Initiative continues to partner with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Toolmaking Association of South Africa (Tasa) to provide workplace learning for students that wish to pursue a career in the manufacturing industry.
Aug 08, 2014
Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) is investing between R300-million and R320-million in its Port Elizabeth facility this year, says CTSA marketing and sales GM Shaun Uys. The investment will focus on increasing energy efficiency, as the electricity price in Port...
Aug 08, 2014
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) will participate in the Sasol Solar Challenge 2014 with its latest solar car, the Ilanga II. Ilanga is the isiZulu word for the sun.
Aug 08, 2014
The United Kingdom wants to build long-term relationships with South Africa in the fields of science, technology and engineering, and has assigned funds to support this desire. “The UK is interested in investing in cooperation with South Africa,” reports British...
Aug 08, 2014
Combined Motor Holdings (CMH), the JSE-listed importer and distributor of MG and Maxus vehicles, has announced a number of structural changes for the brands in Africa. MG and Maxus are sold locally through Mandarin Motors.
Aug 08, 2014
Sensitive and high-level strategic documents and information can be secured in virtual and cloud environments to meet information security regulations, as virtualisation of business information technology (IT) environments, especially the use of cloud services, and...
Aug 08, 2014
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Aug 01, 2014
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A stormwater project in Bedforview, east of Johannesburg, has stalled for eight months after project managers in the Ekurhuleni municipality resigned and municipal managers were placed on special leave without designating replacements. Construction to reinforce the...
Aug 01, 2014
The design of the Beit Bridge border post is the biggest impediment to efficient freight movement between Zimbabwe and South Africa, says Cross-border Road Transport Agency CEO Sipho Khumalo. Beit Bridge is the busiest border post in Africa. A research study on the...
Aug 01, 2014
The first sod has been turned on the construction site of an extension to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), paving the way for a development that will double the centre’s existing capacity and create several thousand jobs. “The expansion,...
Aug 01, 2014
The Department of Transport (DoT) is in the process of developing the Multimodal Transport Planning and Coordination Act as well as the Transport Databank, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said at the launch of Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA’s) latest...
Aug 01, 2014
By Lorrainne Doherty The short answer to this question is: yes, they do, but it is perhaps in the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ that the real need and necessity for ethics among engineers and the engineering profession unfolds.
Aug 01, 2014
A well-defined corporate culture, philosophy and principles, along with industry experts in all of its diverse industry channels, enable information technology (IT) services company EOH to achieve strong and sustained growth. EOH CEO Asher Bohbot notes that all its...
Aug 01, 2014
South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies views the easing of export-tax restrictions on mineral products in the recently agreed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as an important improvement over the Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement...
Aug 01, 2014
The next two years will see an aggressive expansion of Ford’s vehicle line-up in sub-Saharan Africa. The US auto maker will launch 25 new or refreshed vehicles in the region, of which 17 will find their way to South Africa.
Aug 01, 2014
The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) is considering introducing legislation to incentivise positive behaviour among municipalities, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday. Such...
Aug 01, 2014
Businesses struggling to grasp the amended Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice can now use The Practical Guide to Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice to help them understand the new regulations.
 
 
 
 
Aug 01, 2014
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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) will have a budget of R6 470.2-million for the financial year 2014/2015. More than half of this (R3.5-billion), Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor noted in her budget speech to Parliament, will go to funding...
Aug 01, 2014
South African plastic industry body Plastics SA has launched its new sustainability objective ‘Zero plastics to landfill by 2030’, which aims to divert all plastic from the country’s landfill sites and significantly influence the plastic industry’s waste and...
Aug 01, 2014
South African missiles, unmanned air vehicles, systems integration and space company Denel Dynamics, part of the State-owned Denel defence industrial group, is most optimistic about its prospects. “The future is looking very exciting,” enthuses Denel Dynamics CEO...
Aug 01, 2014
Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) is gearing up for the August launch of the Mirage, to be introduced as part of a programme to expand the brand’s local footprint. The entry-level, five-door, three-model Japanese hatchback range will compete in the budget- and...
Aug 01, 2014
By Dawn Dimowo In the 1980s, the Peugeot was arguably one of the most popular brands in Nigeria, and Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) assembled the cars at its factory in Kaduna.
Aug 01, 2014
Enterprise open source software company Red Hat has made a number of acquisitions to boost its business process capabilities and reports strong growth of the business, as large and small companies adopt more cost effective, subscription-based models for information...
Aug 01, 2014
The oil and gas industry in Africa is experiencing unprecedented growth, especially on the East Coast, where recent gas discoveries are transforming local economies in countries like Mozambique and Tanzania. South Africa is ideally positioned to become a major hub in...
Aug 01, 2014
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The South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) states that its key objective for the next 20 years is to support the National Development Plan (NDP) at a macroeconomic level.
Aug 01, 2014
The BMW Group has named Tim Abbott as the new BMW South Africa (BMW SA) MD. Abbott is currently the MD of BMW Group UK, a post he has held since February 2009. He is 57 years old, was educated at Loughborough University and is married with three children.
Jul 25, 2014
Multinational semiconductor chipmaker corporation Intel announced its national campaign to further acquire partners to drive its She Will Connect programme, an initiative that aims to expand digital literacy skills to young women in developing countries, further into...
 
 
 
 
Jul 25, 2014
South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope array programme should get back on schedule within a few months. This assurance has been given by SKA South Africa (SKA SA) associate director: science and technology Prof Justin Jonas. Early last month, Science and Technology...
Jul 25, 2014
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) Metrorail service will remain a subsidised service following its current multibillion-rand rolling stock, station, depot and signalling upgrade programme. PRASA group CEO Lucky Montana has allayed fears that...
Jul 25, 2014
GARYN RAPSON Contaminated Land Provisions in the National Environmental Management: Waste Act No 59 of 2008 will open the door for court battles to determine who will be held liable for the remediation
The uncertainties around the remediation of affected areas as addressed in the Contaminated Land Provisions in the National Environmental Management: Waste Act No 59 of 2008 will possibly spark litigation and disputes between landowners and businesses, contractors...
Jul 25, 2014
South Africa is currently the largest component of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) active portfolio in Southern Africa, comprising 62.5% of the bank’s $7.9-billion exposure to the 12-country region – the second largest beneficiary is Mauritius, which...
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
The government of Rwanda, spearheading an African Union- (AU-) led initiative, and the African Development Bank (AfDB) signed an agreement last month aimed at providing at least €50-million ($70-million) for an Africa-wide resource mobilisation initiative. The...
Jul 25, 2014
With State-owned power utility Eskom’s 2014 energy efficiency awards (eta Awards) scheduled to take place on November 28 this year, Eskom sustainability executive Dr Steven Lennon states that raising awareness of the benefits of using off-grid electricity will be...
Jul 25, 2014
Malawi’s Northern Region Water Board has inviting prequalification applications for the upgrading and extension of the Chitipa district water supply system. The water board says bidding for the assignment is open to Arab, African and Arab-African construction...
Jul 25, 2014
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has strongly criticised State-owned utility Eskom for meeting only 57.6% of the 33 key-performance-indicator targets outlined in its shareholder compact and has expressed particular unhappiness with the “unsatisfactory”...
Jul 25, 2014
More than a third (35%) of current car owners who are considering purchasing a new car in the near future, say they will possibly purchase a different car brand to the one they have, this according to a study by Ipsos. A third of car owners are undecided on the matter.
 
 
 
 
Jul 25, 2014
Sacci CEO Neren Rau
Neren Rau, South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) CEO, sat down with Tracy Hancock of Engineering News to speak about the career path that led to his employment at Sacci and his next career move As Neren Rau nears the end of his second contract at...
Jul 25, 2014
By Robert Appelbaum Determining who is best placed to carry risk is one of the fundamentals of negotiating any contract in the engineering and construction industries. Employers, contractors, consultants and suppliers pit their respective negotiating powers against...
Jul 25, 2014
Consumer electronics producer Samsung demonstrated its Smart Education eco-system, which comprises the key elements required for an effective e-learning implementation, at the African Eduweek conference that took place in Johannesburg last week. The main objective of...
Jul 25, 2014
Consulting engineering firm GIBB is on track to deliver sewerage services to 12 700 indigent residents of the Sicelo informal settlement and 10 000 future low-cost houses, in the Sedibeng district of Gauteng, by 2017, says GIBB professional engineer and project...
Jul 25, 2014
State-owned Belgian Railways has been implementing an enterprise content management system to improve its performance and the cost efficiency of its operations, says Belgian Railways project manager Stephane Haelterman. The company manages the transport of...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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