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Aug 15, 2014
July new vehicle sales declined by 1.5%, to 57 670 units, compared with the same month last year. The South African new passenger car market, at 39 945 units, shrunk by 418 units, or 1%, compared with July last year.
Aug 15, 2014
Durban-based maritime law firm Velden Pike Nichols joined law firm Bowman Gilfillan’s maritime, transport and logistics practice this month. Bowman Gilfillan partner Craig Cunningham states that with a substantial Cape office that services Cape Town’s maritime,...
Aug 15, 2014
The South African National Roads Agency Limited’s R637-million rehabilitation project of the R23, from Standerton to Greylingstad, in Mpumalanga, is due for completion by the end of 2015.
Aug 15, 2014
South African gas and welding products company Afrox, part of the German Linde group, publicly unveiled its new R14-million high-purity hydrogen and oxygen plant at Pelindaba, west of Pretoria, at the end of last month. The new plant uses latest-generation...
Aug 15, 2014
South Africa will join the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) in December. The WLCG processes and stores the immense amounts of data produced by the world's biggest and most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is an instrument of...
Aug 15, 2014
Newly appointed ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Paul O’Flaherty delivered an unambiguous ‘production first’ message in his inaugural interaction with the investment community on Friday, saying his management team was committed to “fill the mills,...
Aug 15, 2014
The biennial Sasol Solar Challenge will kick off on September 27, in Pretoria, and end in Cape Town, on October 4. Fourteen teams will take part, of which eight are local, says race project manager Annalie van Vuuren.
Aug 08, 2014
Gibela has three main challenges in executing the R51-billion contract to supply the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) with 600 new trains, says CEO Marc Granger. The first is to complete the design engineering of the X’Trapolis MEtric GAuge (Mega)...
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Aug 08, 2014
JAN-JAN VAN DER VYVER Risks posed by expensive IT solutions have led to demands for the ability to gradually migrate to new technologies
Business depends on information technology (IT) systems and these systems must be agile to enable business to manage rapid change to cope with changing economic conditions and, thus, improve sustainability. Flexible IT systems must reliably integrate a variety of...
Aug 08, 2014
The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (Mistra) is pursuing the application of the ‘blue economy’ concept, as it believes the concept presents opportunities to explore workable pathways to a more inclusive and sustainable socioeconomic landscape.
Aug 08, 2014
ADAM HABIB While there were many positive aspects to the National Development Plan, it had significant challenges, including inequality
The first of a series of 15 public debates exploring options for the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) was officially inaugurated at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Governance last month.
Aug 08, 2014
Portable desktop replacement device Cloudgate was launched by application delivery company Cloudware at the African EduWeek that took place in Johannesburg in July. The device brings Android and Windows together and has no support requirements and provides improved...
Aug 08, 2014
The use of robotics in South African industries is continually increasing, allowing companies to be nationally and globally competitive owing to increased quality and productivity; however, South Africa does not have sufficient robotics skills.
Aug 08, 2014
In her recent budget speech to Parliament in Cape Town, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula reported progress in the institutionalisation of the relationship between the Department of Defence (DoD) and the local defence industry. “Our...
Aug 08, 2014
Through its global entrepreneur programme, multinational technology and consulting corporation IBM launched a new vehicle alert system and mobile application (App) called Road Buddy on July 22 in Sandton, in Johannesburg.
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
The Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis Research Unit (Zeparu) says the country's engineering and metals industry requires at least $14.5-billion to get back on track and start to meaningfully contribute to the economy. Zeparu surveyed 94 companies to gauge their...
Aug 01, 2014
South African construction company Group Five says work on the rehabilitation of the 800 km stretch of the Plumtree–Mutare highway, in Zimbabwe, should be completed by the end of this year. Giving evidence before the Parliamentary Porfolio Committee on Transport...
Aug 01, 2014
SINGLE EXPERIMENT An artist’s impression of OCO-2 in orbit
The Space Operations division of the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) revealed on July 17 that it had supported the successful launch of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite on July 2. The...
Aug 01, 2014
RICE TAG The real costs of operating Rea Vaya have become clear
Phase 1A of Johannesburg’s Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system should carry around 42 000 people a day, while it was been expected that Phase 1B, rolled out last year, would add another 60 000 daily passengers. However, the entire system is currently carrying...
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...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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