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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.
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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...
Sep 26, 2014
Using crafty wordplay on a well-known Internet meme, brilliant South African-born US entrepreneur and businessperson Elon Musk announced that Tesla Motors would not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wanted to use its technology. Instead,...
Sep 26, 2014
August new vehicle sales declined by 1.4%, to 55 722 units, compared with the same month last year. Assisted by the car rental market, the South African new passenger car market, at 37 953 units, contracted by 1 047 units, or 2.7%, compared with August last year.
 
 
 
 
Sep 26, 2014
With South Africans facing the challenge of reducing electricity consumption, the biennial Eskom Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition, to encourage the integration of energy efficient lighting in architectural, engineering and interior design, received a...
Sep 26, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies confirmed on Friday that the Hebei Iron and Steel Group, of China, was set to partner with the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) on the development of steelmaking capacity based on the raw material...
Sep 26, 2014
Eqstra’s Contract Mining and Plant Rental division served as a heavy drag on the company’s results for the year ended June 30. Group revenue increased by 9.8%, to R10-billion, compared with the previous financial year, while operating profit dropped by 9.6%, to...
Sep 26, 2014
Sep 26, 2014
The article titled 'Structural steel manufacturer constructs timber treatment plants' published in the August 15 edition of Engineering News as part of the Steel Construction and Cladding feature, stated that Bertus Coetzee was the MD of SpecPipe. This is incorrect –...
Sep 26, 2014
Japan is working with a number of South African tertiary educational institutions, including the Tshwane University of Technology, to set up at least one Human Resources Development Centre in this country. At the TICAD V summit in June last year, Japan promised to...
Sep 26, 2014
Kenya is set to finally embark on the construction of a second petroleum offloading facility to tackle importation constraints that have been blamed for high oil product prices in the country. After a three-year delay, State-owned National Oil Corporation of Kenya...
Sep 26, 2014
Cellular major MTN South Africa has approved two gas-powered generation developments for its Doornfontein (1 MW) and Newlands (6 MW) sites, in Gauteng, based on the success of its 2 MW trigeneration plant, at its Roodepoort headquarters. MTN will expand this...
Sep 26, 2014
South Africa’s new vehicle business market has declined by 14.2% for the year to end August compared with the same period last year, says Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance business markets head Toni Fritz. The used vehicle business market has dropped by 18.1%...
Sep 26, 2014
IAN LOURENS The group’s investments and acquisitions during the year were focused on improving its long-term sustainability and growth
The good performance of JSE-listed logistics firm OneLogix’s new acquisitions and startup companies highlight the group’s significant managerial capabilities and the entrepreneurial flair that the group aims to retain in each, says OneLogix CEO Ian Lourens. Revenue...
 
 
 
 
Sep 26, 2014
In South Africa, the science of physics is today caught in a situation of paradox. “For physics in South Africa, it’s the best of times and the worst of times,” asserts South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) President Prof Irvy "Igle" Gledhill. “We have tremendous...
Sep 26, 2014
The R8.5-million Kwa-Shenge housing project, which is the Gauteng Partnership Fund’s (GPF’s) incubator programme, Entrepreneur Empowerment Property Funded (EEPF) project, was launched in Kempton Park, in Johannesburg, earlier this month.
Sep 26, 2014
Japanese carmaker Toyota has revealed the exterior design and Japanese market-guide pricing of its hydrogen-powered fuel-cell sedan, following the car’s appearance in concept form at last year's Tokyo Motor Show. The four-door saloon will be introduced in Japan...
Sep 26, 2014
Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopo officially launched the Duncan Court development, in Hatfield, earlier this month, which is part of Hatfield’s spatial development framework that endorses a new generation of student accommodation. The R380-million development,...
Sep 26, 2014
South Africa and the UK have launched a multimillion-rand fund to spark more innovation, science and technology in South Africa and more widely across sub-Saharan Africa. The governments of the UK and South Africa, as well as private companies and nongovernmental...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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