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Apr 15, 2016
South Africa’s black industrialists funding forum had its inaugural meeting in mid-March to consider 50 applications from aspirant black-owned manufacturing enterprises, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies revealed following a recent meeting with the Black...
Apr 15, 2016
Good governance practices and management of data regarding customer information and interactions to improve customer experience are increasingly being seen as a competitive advantage, says University of Arkansas Little Rock department of information science Professor...
Apr 15, 2016
PROPERTY POWER Growthpoint’s Airport Industria property near Cape Town International Airport is one of the properties that have a solar power system
JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Growthpoint Properties has embarked on its two largest rooftop solar installations, each with a capacity of nearly 1.2 MW, on the rooftops of the Northgate Mall, in Johannesburg, and the Brooklyn Mall, in Pretoria....
Apr 15, 2016
BLEAK FORECAST Maize production, particularly that of white maize, is set to decline considerably
State-owned specialist land and agricultural financial services provider Land Bank has called on farmers in drought-declared provinces to apply for concessional loans, raised by the bank from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), to help ease the effects of...
Apr 15, 2016
March domestic new-vehicle sales, at 47 631 units, fell by 14% compared with the same month last year. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) says the proliferation of public holidays during the period, including Easter – last...
Apr 15, 2016
Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has opened the doors to its new Learning Academy in East London. Construction on the project started in August 2014. The academy is the result of a R130-million joint investment by MBSA and the National Treasury’s Jobs Fund, which...
Apr 15, 2016
MODULAR PLANT Sanitech’s wastewater treatment solution can be upscaled and downscaled to requirements
Portable toilet and sanitation solutions company Sanitech has implemented a portable modular wastewater treatment solution that enables quick commissioning and versatility in upscaling or downscaling, depending on requirements.
Apr 15, 2016
Only a tiny minority of nuclear waste contains the vast majority of radiation produced by such waste. “No less than 96% of the radioactivity comes from just 0.2% of the waste volume,” highlights Arint SA MD François Mellet. Nuclear waste is generally divided into low...
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Apr 15, 2016
Despite hurdles, Cape Town has surged ahead with alternative ways of procuring energy, with more businesses and households generating excess electricity and then feeding it back into the grid. The City of Cape Town was given permission to be a pilot site for embedded...
Apr 15, 2016
South African expertise has played a key role in the development programme for France’s world-leading project to create a permanent high-level nuclear waste repository (HLNWR). This is the Cigéo project, Cigéo being the French acronym for Industrial Centre for...
Apr 15, 2016
US electronic learning (e-learning) company Focus EduVation, which specialises in developing custom e-learning systems, videos and interactive content, is exploring opportunities to provide its industrial, corporate and academic training systems and services in...
Apr 08, 2016
Alternative energy and storage systems are being used to make various portions of African industrial supply chains more effective and resilient, as well as control energy costs and production disruptions, says electrical equipment specialist firm Eaton alternative...
Apr 08, 2016
If a country’s artisan skills base was weak, chances were its economy would be weak, said Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas at the opening of Mercedes-Benz South Africa’s (MBSA’s) new artisan Learning Centre in East London in March. Part of the transformation...
Apr 08, 2016
Less than three months after his appointment as executive VP and COO of Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM), Andrew Kirby has been appointed TSAM president and CEO. He will take up his new position on April 1.
Apr 08, 2016
WARREN POLLARD Trina Solar will make further investments in its African operations to support and grow the market
Chinese solar multinational Trina Solar will focus on the East, West and Southern Africa utility markets over the medium term, and notes that there is significant growth in emerging markets, specifically in Africa, says Trina Solar Africa sales manager Warren...
Apr 08, 2016
One of the two bidders for the first round of South Africa’s Coal Baseload Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (CBIPPPP), Marubeni, of Japan, expects the evaluation of bids to begin in April, following an initial delay in the Independent Power Producer...
Apr 08, 2016
Last year, 12% of respondents in KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey (GAES) believed that the global automotive industry was somewhat to extremely likely to see a major model disruption in the next five years. This year the figure increased to 82%. The global...
Apr 08, 2016
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is seeking to promote the growth and development of South Africa’s photonics industry. Photonics is the term for the science and technology of using, applying and manipulating light. To this end, the DST funded the 2016...
 
 
 
 
Apr 08, 2016
Three East African neighbouring countries are set to introduce an electronic system to monitor goods in transit as part of efforts to boost trade and plug tax evasion loopholes. Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have announced that, from  June, all cargo in transit from the...
Apr 08, 2016
Last year, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sent Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) missions to three countries, all of them in Africa. They were Kenya, Morocco and Nigeria. This was highlighted at the recent Nuclear Africa 2016 conference...
Apr 08, 2016
Having completed more than a 100 installations of its locally produced lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) Freedom Lite range of batteries across Southern Africa, Johannesburg-based energy solutions provider Freedom Won aims to enhance its production capacity amid...
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The digital transformation of business is being rewritten by software, says software corporation CA Technologies CTO Otto Berkes. Speaking at the CA IT Management Web Symposium, held in Midrand, Gauteng, in February, Berkes noted that information technology (IT) was...
Apr 08, 2016
Steenkampskraal Thorium Limited (STL), the South African private-sector company which is developing its HTMR-100 small modular reactor (SMR) design, is very interested in participating in the British SMR programme this year. HTMR stands for High Temperature Modular...
Apr 08, 2016
Although South African container trade started off with a bang in 2015, with the market growing by 7% during the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2014, the second half of 2015 saw a significant slowdown, recording a 1% decline. In fact, in the...
Apr 08, 2016
South African private sector company Steenkampskraal Thorium Limited (STL) is developing a design for a small modular reactor (SMR) which it calls the High Temperature Modular Reactor (HTMR). This is being done using expertise developed in the country by the now...
Apr 08, 2016
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) is tasked with promoting structural transformation and providing a predictable, competitive and equitable environment which encourages trade, investment and enterprise development along with sustainable growth. the dti...
 
 
 
 
Apr 08, 2016
The metal fabrication industry worldwide has faced many challenges over the past decade, from volatile commodity prices, to shrinking markets.  Businesses are increasingly being pressured into relooking at the way they do things. South Africa is no different;...
Apr 08, 2016
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has invited black-owned suppliers to participate in its first ever black-owned suppliers’ day. The event will take place at the VWSA PeoplePavilion in Uitenhage, in the Eastern Cape, on Thursday, May 5.
Apr 01, 2016
Associated Motor Holdings (AMH) CEO Manny de Canha is set to retire in January 2018. AMH imports brands such as Hyundai and Kia into South Africa.
Apr 01, 2016
International data quality firm Pilog has launched its Pilog Academy, in Cape Town, which will serve as a hub where industry-derived best practice and academic developments will be used for tertiary data-quality courses, says Pilog Group CEO Dr Salomon de Jager. The...
Apr 01, 2016
Information technology and services firm EOH has posted strong interim results for the period ended December 31, 2015, and is accelerating its use of joint ventures and acquisitions to expand its presence beyond South Africa. The firm grew revenue by 30% to...
Apr 01, 2016
South African national electricity utility Eskom is excited about its imminent new nuclear era. So affirmed Group CEO Brian Molefe in an address to the recent Nuclear Africa 2016 conference, that was delivered on his behalf by Eskom's recently appointed Chief...
Apr 01, 2016
Gauteng is set to transform public transport across its territory though the creation of a Public Transport Authority. 'Gauteng is a unique province,' highlighted provincial Premier David Makhura. 'No other province has three metros.' Because of this concentration of...
Apr 01, 2016
KEY BENEFIT GE’s solutions include improving the efficiency and reliability of the transmission network while reducing technical and nontechnical power losses
Industrial major GE started a $7.5-million contract for the installation and commissioning of the energy management system (EMS) and telecommunication system at the State-owned Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom). The Millennium Challenge Account -...
Apr 01, 2016
Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) is ramping up to start production of the C350e plug-in hybrid at the company’s Eastern Cape plant, says MBSA CEO and executive director manufacturing Arno van der Merwe. Van der Merwe says the C-Class hybrid ⎯ most likely the first...
Apr 01, 2016
If the world is to meet the target of restricting global warming to 2 ˚ C by 2100, then there will have to be a substantial increase in global nuclear power capacity. So affirmed incoming World Nuclear Association Chairman Dr Helmut Engelbrecht at the recent Nuclear...
 
 
 
 
Apr 01, 2016
Electric vehicles (EVs) could see a reduction in costs once range reaches around 300 km, says BMW management board member for development Klaus Frölich. EVs are significantly more expensive than cars with normal combustion engines. This is partly due to the battery,...
Apr 01, 2016
South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) confirmed in March that it had received two Nuclear Installation Site Licence (NISL) applications from Eskom for Thyspunt, in the Eastern Cape, and Duynefontein, in the Western Cape. The NNR said that both NISL...
Apr 01, 2016
The development of shale gas projects in South Africa was halted with the 2011 issuing of a moratorium on the issuing of shale gas exploration licences within the central Karoo, which has subsequently been lifted.
Apr 01, 2016
The locally developed and built Biometric Identity Management System (Bims) device, which can support six biometric modalities simultaneously, was unveiled in the US capitol of Washington DC in March. The device – about the size of a laptop – and its support systems...
Apr 01, 2016
A South African-Italian research team has conceptualised an all-in-one laser that produces several types of beams to serve a variety of industrial applications, including microscopy, imaging, laser machining and communication in free space and fibres, with one...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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