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Sep 05, 2014
The South American country of Peru has been one of the leading socioeconomic development successes of the past 25 years. Just over a decade ago, the country's poverty rate was almost 60%. By 2009, it had fallen to 33.5%, then to 30.8% in 2010, 27.8% in 2011, 25.8% in...
Sep 05, 2014
Private education institution Maragon Private Schools Olympus, in Pretoria, will launch its Solar Eagle solar car at the Sasol Solar Challenge 2014, an eight-day biennial solar car race, which will take place from September 27 to October 4.
Sep 05, 2014
The ninth World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM) will be held at the International Convention Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, in Pretoria, from October 28 to 31 and will explore complementary disciplines that constitute the...
Sep 05, 2014
The Master Builders South Africa’s (MBSA’s) 109th Annual Congress, set to take place in Port Elizabeth on September 21 to 23, will discuss ways of increasing investment, particularly in residential and public-sector buildings such as schools and medical facilities.
Sep 05, 2014
Compared with Europe, where more than 70% of corporates outsource the finance and management of their fleet, the South African market is well behind the global trend, says Eqstra Fleet Management (EFM) head of consulting Hein du Plessis. Only 30% of companies in...
Sep 05, 2014
Many African countries are opening their doors to business, increasingly welcoming investors, says General Motors (GM) Africa president Mario Spangenberg. These countries are working hard to become more investor friendly, and South Africa has to take notice and...
Sep 05, 2014
The 2014 South African van market will probably end the year flat compared with 2013, says Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa  (MB Vans SA) MD Nicolette Lambrechts. All new vehicle markets are under pressure, with the exception of the extra-heavy truck segment, which...
Sep 05, 2014
Banking group Standard Bank has reinforced its commitment to the Power Africa Initiative amidst an increasing pipeline of power projects across sub-Saharan Africa.
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Aug 29, 2014
South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel has announced its fourth consecutive year of profits. The group's results for the financial year 2013/2014 were recently announced at its head office in Centurion, south of Pretoria. Revenues grew by 17%, net...
Aug 29, 2014
There is little opportunity for JSE-listed infrastructure company Group Five to grow shareholder value in the domestic market, says CEO Mike Upton. He says value can still be found in the private sector, in the renewable and industrial power sector, as well as in...
Aug 29, 2014
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has announced the event dates of the 2015 Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS). The event will take place from October 14 to October 25, 2015, at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.
Aug 29, 2014
UK engineering support services provider Babcock is set to deliver the largest order of global truck manufacturer DAF’s truck tractors in Southern Africa to bulk carrier road-based logistics company Ngululu Bulk Carriers (NBC), with 133 trucks to be delivered in...
Aug 29, 2014
Digital radio communications in the African local government space can open up the world, but have many challenges to overcome, notes integration and migration of legacy radio communications infrastructure with digital mobile radio company Emcom Wireless head of...
Aug 29, 2014
A society that is aware of the benefits of science and technology will work to ensure it remains competitive in those areas, and petrochemicals major Sasol’s yearly Techno X expo provides a dynamic and interactive platform for learners to discover career...
Aug 29, 2014
LUSAPHO NJENGE New services include accessing information on incentives available to SMEs and market information to support their growth and access to information
The performance of government and the services it and development agencies provide can significantly improve the establishment and growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to SME Survey 2014. The threat of crime is the main concern of SMEs, with...
Aug 29, 2014
The financial director of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has revealed the losses currently being borne by the Benga coal operation in Mozambique’s Tete province. Anil Chaudhary reported that Benga’s production costs were $165/t while the current market...
Aug 29, 2014
The ability to use a smart sensor concentrator to create a centralised, smart sensor network in factories, plants, mines and remote sites means that older legacy industrial control systems can be integrated and leveraged as a low-cost step towards fully smart...
Aug 29, 2014
The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) is inviting bids from eligible firms interested in designing, building and commissioning a 10 MW diesel power generation plant. Escom says bidding documents are obtainable on payment of a nonrefundable fee of $100...
 
 
 
 
Aug 29, 2014
Kenya’s determination to become a regional connecting hub has received a major boost following the partial opening of a new terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways, has already started operating from the new...
Aug 29, 2014
The Elijah Barayi Memorial Training Centre’s (EBMTC’s) efforts to empower women in the construction industry are starting to manifest as one of its students has graduated from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) through the support of the EBMTC.
Aug 29, 2014
LUDEKE DAM SPILLWAY The dam will supply 20-million litres of safe drinking water a day to more than 266 000 people in the Mbizana area
The R41-million pumpstation for the Ludeke dam, in the Eastern Cape, is in the process of being commissioned and will soon help alleviate the water shortages being experienced in the Mbizana region.
Aug 29, 2014
South Africa's latest aircraft design, the Advanced High-performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (Ahrlac), made its first public flight at Wonderboom Airport, north of Pretoria, on August 13. The actual maiden flight took place at the same airfield in late July and...
Aug 29, 2014
It is clear that government’s proposed Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS) does not plan to incentivise the status quo, says National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa director Nico Vermeulen. Truck...
Aug 29, 2014
Atterbury Group operational company Atterbury Property Holdings’ development of Johannesburg’s Newtown Junction into a mix-used development that will comprise a 36 000 m² shopping centre, 30 000 m² of office space, a gymnasium and four levels of basement parking...
Aug 29, 2014
SUZANNE DANIELS You do need to get to know your boss. You don’t have to be friends, but you need to know their pressure points and what drives them
Blurb: Suzanne Daniels, senior manager in the office of the group executive, technology and commercial at Eskom, talks to Tracy Hancock of Engineering News about her attachment to her secretary and why it is okay to question the boss.
Aug 29, 2014
Component manufacturer Metair has reported a 32% increase in revenue for the six months ended June 30, to R3.23-billion, compared with the same period last year. Operating profit was up 16%, to R319-million. These interim results included the first full-period...
Aug 29, 2014
President Robert Mugabe's government says it will soon instruct the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) to cancel the licences of more than ten independent power producers (IPPs) whose power generation projects have failed to take off the ground – four years...
Aug 22, 2014
MODDERFONTEIN NEW CITY Modderfontein New City will aim to exemplify an integrated city node and improve infrastructure utilisation through mixed-use spaces
The multibillion-rand development of the Zendai Modderfontein New City, east of Johannesburg, will aim to exemplify an integrated city node, says property group Zendai South Africa COO Wenhui Du. The development will focus on the Modderfontein Gautrain station to be...
 
 
 
 
Aug 22, 2014
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) hopes to have finalised regulations for the flying of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) – also designated Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) and popularly called drones – in the country’s civilian airspace by the end of...
Aug 22, 2014
Various stakeholders have expressed optimism that the Small Business Development Ministry, created after the national elections in May, will add much needed impetus to enterprise development in South Africa, where a strengthening of the entrepreneurial culture is...
Aug 22, 2014
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BOB SCHOLES To ensure that emissions plateau by 2020 and then decline until a net negative emission level is achieved by the end of the century, CO2 capture and storage in addition to major emission reduction efforts will be needed
Capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) is the only way through which the world will achieve the lowest of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) global warming predictions, called the representative concentration pathway (RCP) 2.6....
Aug 22, 2014
PARKS TAU Ongoing investigations had identified at least 30 large power users in Johannesburg as having defrauded the city
The City of Johannesburg has recovered R107-million following the arrest of 22 people allegedly involved in corruption, collusion, fraud and tampering with the city’s electricity systems, which had ultimately cost the city R200-million in lost revenue.
Aug 22, 2014
By Tom Harris While it is undeniable that the construction of additional baseload generation capacity is required to address the country’s energy security issues, one cannot help raising this question: Why is such a strong focus being repeatedly placed on nuclear...
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 22, 2014
European airliner manufacturer Airbus’ latest design, the A350 XWB, recently completed a short period of flight tests in South Africa. The aircraft involved, MSN5, was undertaking route proving trials in order to demonstrate the new type’s readiness to carry out...
Aug 22, 2014
TED WHITE A user can switch between the two operating systems without having to reboot and documents can be stored and accessed in either OS
Having dual operating systems of Linux and search engine giant Google Chrome operating system (OS) on Google Chromebooks can provide tertiary students with many technical functionalities in addition to the education applications and functionality of the Chrome OS....
Aug 22, 2014
Global engineering and specialist technical services firm Aurecon has designed an Intelligent Incident Management Portal (IIMP) for the Chris Hani District Municipality (CHDM), in the Eastern Cape, to assist in dealing with community concerns regarding service...
Aug 22, 2014
A newly established academic chair at the University of Pretoria, co-funded by minerals solutions company Weir Minerals, will perform fundamental research in the maintenance engineering industry to provide key skills for a growing industry.
 
 
 
 
Aug 22, 2014
The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) launched its Enterprise Development Academy (EDA) last week in Johannesburg, which will focus on providing business education and supporting small business owners to further crea
Aug 22, 2014
Current expectations in the automotive industry are for the domestic new vehicle market to decline to around 619 000 units in 2014, down from the 651 745 units sold in 2013, says Absa vehicle and asset finance head Wessel Steffens. “Interest-rate sensitive sectors in...
Aug 22, 2014
Minister in The Presidency Jeff Radebe confirmed on Thursday that the National Planning Commission (NPC) would be retained alongside moves to institutionalise long-term planning within government. Speaking at the formal release of the five-year Medium-Term Strategic...
Aug 22, 2014
Renault South Africa (SA) has had a good year to date. Sales for the first half of the year reached 8 272 units, up 83% on last year’s 4 515 new vehicles, this while the country’s new vehicle market has moved into negative territory for the year. Renault SA MD Niall...
Aug 22, 2014
South Africa’s new vehicle business market declined by 14.5% for the first seven months of the year compared with the same period last year, says Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance business markets head Toni Fritz. The used vehicle business market dropped by 21.8%.
 
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