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Jun 19, 2015
ROD CAIRNS If rainwater is collected and stored over a year, 86% of a household’s water requirements could be met using that water
Rainwater harvesting is the easiest method to practice water conservation and if we are not colleting rainwater, we are actually wasting water, polyethylene plastic storage tanks manufacturer JoJo Tanks chairperson Rod Cairns tells Engineering News.
Jun 19, 2015
Construction management company Gas Piping Services commissioned the first phase of a 27 km liquid petroleum gas (LPG) storage facility at mixed-use lifestyle development centre Steyn City Lifestyle Resort, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, last month. The gas pipeline will...
Jun 19, 2015
General Electric chairperson and CEO Jeffrey Immelt
General Electric (GE) chairperson and CEO Jeffrey Immelt has offered some insight, in an essay written for a McKinsey & Company publication titled ‘Reimagining South Africa’, on how he might personally go about tackling some of South Africa’s major socioeconomic...
Jun 19, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is consulting vehicle manufacturers “in a final round of discussion” in its review of the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP), says DTI deputy director-general responsible for industrial policy, Garth...
Jun 19, 2015
Within a decade conventional invasive autopsies may be a rarity, says head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at the University of Pretoria (UP), Professor Gert Saayman. Instead, pathologists will use imaging technologies to conduct virtual post-mortems.
Jun 19, 2015
In the next three months, the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) plans to launch a new field of its Find & Fix mobile application (app), which will extend the initial app to its field agents for more prompt repairs on reported incidents.
Jun 19, 2015
New-vehicle sales continued their downward trend in May, declining by 3.2%, to 47 868 units, compared with the same month last year. Sales numbers released by the Department of Trade and Industry show that new passenger car sales dropped by 5.4% in May, to 31 201 units.
Jun 19, 2015
WNA director-general Agneta Rising
In the next two decades nuclear energy’s share of the world’s power generation mix is projected to increase by several percentage points, from 11% currently, as countries strive to meet growing demand by deploying technologies that do not exacerbate global warming....
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Jun 19, 2015
Economists, Ministers and industry experts are set to meet in October this year at the South Africa-Italy Summit in Cape Town to discuss how trade, investments and partnerships can be boosted between the two countries and continents.
Jun 19, 2015
Engineering and technology group Sener showcased its active renewable energy solutions at an event sponsored by the Spanish Embassy in South Africa in Pretoria, Gauteng, last month. Sener has been working in South Africa since 2013, when it started construction on...
Jun 19, 2015
Zambian opposition party the United Party for National Development (UPND) aims to improve the way business is conducted in Zambia by removing bureaucracy and to find an opportunity for government and businesses to partner for mutual gain.
Jun 12, 2015
ADVERTORIAL: As an installation professional you know what a nightmare unidentified cables and components can be. Professional identification labels take away this frustration and increase your job efficiency. Brady has developed a free identification guide book...
Jun 12, 2015
Global major airliner manufacturer Airbus has nearly finished the development of the first of its aircraft re-engining programmes. This re-engining is known as neo, for new engine option. This is for the single-aisle (or narrow body) A320 family. (The other is for...
Jun 12, 2015
BMW Group South Africa (BMW SA) and Nissan South Africa (NSA) has signed a memorandum of agreement that will see the two vehicle manufacturers jointly plan and build a national grid of electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) vehicle charging stations...
Jun 12, 2015
AVI ROSE A simple password is sufficient protection for daily use of electronic signatures, while higher-level signatories might need to provide their biometric details
Electronic signatures are being used in some governmental departments, while a pilot programme for using these signatures is being conducted in some courts, says electronic signature company DocuSign regional business manager for Africa Avi Rose. The Department of...
Jun 12, 2015
The sharp decline in oil prices over the last year has resulted questions being raised about the wisdom of South Africa’s aspiration to pursue an aggressive roll-out of an oil services hub in Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape. Prior to the decline, there was...
Jun 12, 2015
STACEY DAVIDSON It is critical that new industries are formed to enable small businesses and income-earning opportunities to be created
Development of sustainable and viable small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) requires highly detailed information of an industry and other parts of the economy relevant to the industry, says circular economy organisation Recycling and Economic Development...
Jun 12, 2015
The Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) plant, in East London, in May saw its one-millionth passenger car, a white C200 C-Class model, roll off the assembly line. The first Mercedes-Benz passenger car produced in South Africa was a W121 Nap Vista Blue Mercedes-Benz...
 
 
 
 
Jun 12, 2015
The latest development of Airbus’ highly successful A330 widebody airliner family, the A330neo, is set to have its design frozen by the end of this year and should enter into service in late 2017. Neo stands for new engine option and the A330neo is the major airliner...
Jun 12, 2015
An innovative vocational education and training project developed to provide a platform to jump-start young people into engineering careers has been launched by the Culima Institute in Jet Park, Boksburg. Founder and director Dr Anthony Gewer describes the programme...
Jun 12, 2015
The Operation Khanyisa campaign, established under State-owned entity Eskom’s Energy Losses Management Programme, with the mandate of fighting electricity theft in South Africa, is approaching the R1-billion mark in recovery of revenue and prevention of further...
Jun 12, 2015
The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) has increased its recycling rate to 40.9%, which has meant that about 80% of glass a year does not reach landfills in South Africa.
Jun 12, 2015
IAN KIRK Partnerships will be key if South Africa is to mitigate the threat of a water crisis
Just 8% of South Africa’s land area provided 50% of the country’s surface water and the country could be on the cusp of a drought, Worldwide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) Freshwater Programme head Christine Colvin warned at a Power of Partnerships seminar in...
Jun 12, 2015
The current forecast is that FAW Vehicle Manufacturers South Africa (FVMSA) will sell around 1 000 trucks in South Africa this year, up from around 700 units last year, says executive director Richard Leiter. Exports for the first four months of the year have been...
Jun 12, 2015
DINO PETRAROLO Kayema provides NRG with a comprehensive understanding of market conditions and a strong competency in energy services
US-based NRG Renew last month announced its acquisition of South African Kayema Energy Solutions as part of its strategy to strengthen its capabilities in South Africa.
Jun 05, 2015
The fatal accident which destroyed an Airbus A400M military transport aircraft on May 9 is not affecting production at the South African companies involved in the programme. "I can confirm that the tragic accident has had no impact on the production schedules of the...
Jun 05, 2015
MATTEO BRAMBILLA The REIPPPP is a dependable and bankable framework that highlights the commitment to renewable energy power generation in South Africa
Italian independent power producer (IPP) Building Energy has been awarded preferred bidder status in round four of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) for a wind and mini-hydro project.
Jun 05, 2015
The world’s first commercial-waste-to-protein fly farm, located in Cape Town, will be completed in mid-June, says AgriProtein Group co-founder Jason Drew. By ‘herdsize’ the $6-million facility will be the largest farming operation on the planet. The farm will house...
 
 
 
 
Jun 05, 2015
The Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) on Friday called on government to delay publishing final regulations and issuing rights for shale gas exploration in the Karoo, until a 24-month strategic environmental assessment (SEA) has been concluded. TKAG CEO Jonathan...
Jun 05, 2015
Events management company Ticketpro, a subsidiary of JSE-listed telecommunications major Blue Label Telecoms, is developing a mobile application (app) that will include its near-field communications (NFC) technologies and capabilities to deliver better and...
Jun 05, 2015
CRAIG TERBLANCHE Functionalities of apps can be broadened as they are used and additional portions of work or functions identified
A company’s mobile application (app) strategy should link data sources inside and outside the company to enable the company to respond quickly to any opportunities and improve customer reach and service, says app platform development company Outsystems South Africa...
Jun 05, 2015
Ecofriendly biotechnology company OptimusBio, created under the auspices of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), is expected to manufacture biotechnology products for commercial use in wastewater treatment, aquaculture and agriculture in the next...
Jun 05, 2015
Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which last year committed to the initial creation of more than 100 black industrialists within three years, has developed a draft policy framework to guide the introduction of financial and nonfinancial support mechanisms...
Jun 05, 2015
Toyota has lifted the veil on its new, eighth-generation Hilux bakkie, set to launch in South Africa in the first quarter next year. Sales have already started in Thailand.
Jun 05, 2015
The largest mall in the Eastern Cape (EC), Baywest Mall, situated off the N2 freeway, in Port Elizabeth, officially opened its doors last month.
Jun 05, 2015
The City of Ekurhuleni envisions to complete first-phase construction of Phase of its integrated rapid public transport network (IRPTN) in March next year, which it believes will unlock the city’s economic potential.
Jun 05, 2015
When the Eskom board suspended four executives in March, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown based her support for the move largely on what she perceived as a lack of “credible information” flowing from the managers on a range of issues, including plant...
Jun 05, 2015
Ethiopia has embarked on filling the reservoir of its tallest hydropower dam, the Gilgel Gibe III, and intends to start partial generation of electricity in a couple of months. Water and Energy Minister Alemayehu Tegenu says the Horn of Africa nation expects the Gibe...
 
 
 
 
Jun 05, 2015
Sales of Chery vehicles have dropped around 20% since peaking in 2011 and 2012, says Pedro Pereira, who is responsible for the Chery, FAW and Foton brands within the Imperial group. All three brands are imported from China.
Jun 05, 2015
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and National Treasury are cooperating to ensure that the country increases its research and development (R&D) spending over the next four years, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor told journalists at her...
Jun 05, 2015
Trade credit insurance company Euler Hermes officially launched its local operations and services for the South African market in Johannesburg, Gauteng, last month. Euler Hermes’ operations include a re-insurance agreement with insurance company Allianz Global...
Jun 05, 2015
The City of Johannesburg recently called on entrepreneurs to take advantage of the economic public space it created, through its inaugural Hack.Jozi Challenge, to boost the productivity of the city’s economy with information and communications technology (ICT)...
Jun 05, 2015
At her budget vote media conference, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor highlighted some of the achievements of the flagship projects of the Department of Science and Technology. She cited four flagship programmes. These are the Technology Localisation...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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