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Oct 17, 2014
Oct 17, 2014
Nuclear energy vendor Rosatom says the recent intergovernmental agreement between the Russia Federation and South Africa is “not a deal”, but merely a broad outline of what the company and Russia has to offer South Africa in the area of nuclear energy. Regional VP:...
Oct 17, 2014
The next two-and-a-half months could see major impetus given to wide ranging science and technology cooperation between Russia and South Africa, both bilaterally and within the multilateral Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group framework. Russia...
Oct 17, 2014
Russian nuclear group Rosatom is confident that it could supply nuclear-generated electricity to the South African market from Generation III+ pressurised water reactors (PWR) at a price significantly below that of coal-, oil- or gas-generated electricity. Rusatom...
Oct 17, 2014
South African defence company Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) is busy launching new products on to the international market. The company, 51%-owned by German group Rheinmetall and 49% by South Africa’s State-owned Denel group, designs, develops and manufactures...
Oct 17, 2014
Some concern has been expressed about recent delays to South Africa’s hitherto successful Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), under which 26 projects have already been connected to the grid following three bid windows during...
Oct 17, 2014
KARL BISHOP The overall business premiums are up 10%, owing to increased rates on portfolios on existing and new businesses
Financial services firm Santam’s 2014 interim results, an improvement on those of last year, support Santam’s strategy to improve business in Africa, India and South-East Asia, says Santam head of niche business Karl Bishop.
Oct 17, 2014
With constant advancements taking place across the engineering, design and information and technology fields, South Africa is at the forefront of a major technology boom, which the Technology University Innovator event seeks to showcase.
Oct 17, 2014
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Oct 10, 2014
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SOLAR CAR The University of Johannesburg Solar Car was designed using the ProductOne Creo design program
South Africa must improve its engineering-design capabilities to compete in a globalised world. The importance of product life-cycle design and the impact of design on all phases of production, supply chain logistics, use, support, decommissioning and redevelopment...
Oct 10, 2014
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) granted the Type Certification for the latest Airbus airliner, the A350-900, on September 30. This is an essential precondition to, and opens the way for, the aircraft entering commercial service with its customers. It is...
Oct 10, 2014
The Land of Green Gold: Some History of Natal and Zululand is a book that highlights the history of KwaZulu-Natal and the role of ancient geology in making the province’s coast suitable for sugar cane farming.
Oct 10, 2014
Cape Town is on a drive to strengthen its position as a key business capital in Africa. The Mother City is keen to retain its reputation as a leading tourist destination, but wants to be taken more seriously as a destination for local and international investment...
Oct 10, 2014
In a boost for renewable energy, the City of Cape Town has signed its first small-scale embedded electricity generation contract with Black River Park Investments, an office park in Observatory. The 74 000 m2 office park uses large-scale solar power systems to...
Oct 10, 2014
Chinese technology giant Huawei launched its Active-Active Data Centre disaster recovery (DR) solution at the Huawei Cloud Congress in Shanghai, China, last month.
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.
Oct 10, 2014
A month-long maintenance dredging at the quays of the Port of Maputo started last month, during which State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) new Italeni dredging vessel will be used.
Oct 10, 2014
Japanese car maker Mazda is investing R150-million in the domestic market as the brand separates from Ford in South Africa. As from October 1, Mazda will no longer be distributed through Ford, but through Mazda Southern Africa (MSA).
Oct 10, 2014
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been crowned the best-quality passenger car in South Africa, followed by the C-Class Coupé and the C-Class petrol model. This title has been awarded by research house Ipsos, based on telephonic interviews conducted with new vehicle...
Oct 10, 2014
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will release a consultation paper in February next year outlining the possible regulatory framework for “distributed power generation” in South Africa, including how “prosumers” could be empowered to feed surplus...
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...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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