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REACHING FOR ZERO

22nd March 2019 Volkswagen announced last week that it plans to build 22-million battery-powered vehicles over the next ten years, compared with an earlier goal of 15-million. The world’s largest automaker also aims to launch almost 70 new electric models by 2020 as part of a drive put itself at the forefront of... 

REACHING FOR ZERO

NEW PRIVATE FRONTIER

15th March 2019 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on March 2 on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, US. A day later, the Crew Dragon capsule docked with the ISS. NASA was a particularly... 

NEW PRIVATE FRONTIER

NOT LIONEL MESSI

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th March 2019 It may have been in Barcelona, but it was neither at the hallowed Camp Nou stadium, nor was it football legend Lionel Messi. Instead, a gesture-controlled robot was photographed playing football at the Huawei Technologies pavilion during 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC19), which took place in... 

NOT LIONEL MESSI

FINAL COUNTDOWN

By: Terence Creamer     1st March 2019 After British citizens surprised the world and voted to leave the European Union (EU) in June 2016, the UK Parliament voted in March 2017 to approve the triggering of Article 50, the EU’s legal provision for countries wishing to leave the bloc. After that, the two-year countdown clock began... 

FINAL COUNTDOWN

END OF ERA

By: Bloomberg     22nd February 2019 Airbus has announced that it will stop making the A380 airliner by 2021, by which time the remaining buyers of the double-decker passenger aircraft, including Emirates, will take delivery of their last orders. It has been reported that Emirates will also pare down its current A380 order backlog... 

END OF ERA

FROSTY RECEPTION

15th February 2019 Eskom CFO Calib Cassim presenting at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) public hearings in Gauteng last week. Eskom is requesting allowable revenue of R219-billion for 2019/20, R252-billion for 2020/21 and R291-billion for 2021/22, which, if granted, would translate to... 

FROSTY RECEPTION

GO FOR GROWTH

By: Terence Creamer     8th February 2019 The greater sense of cohesion between government and business in South Africa was on visible display at Business Unity South Africa’s indaba in Johannesburg last week. President Cyril Ramaphosa used the platform to declare growth as his number one priority. The growth theme was echoed and... 

GO FOR GROWTH

CYBERSECURITY ON WHEELS

1st February 2019 IBM describes its X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center as a first-of-a-kind training, simulation and security operation on wheels. Painted black and emblazoned with IBM’s logo, a 23 t trailer, with expandable side panels, is hauled by Mercedes-Benz Actros heavy-duty truck. The trailer... 

CYBERSECURITY ON WHEELS

HOSTILE CLIMATE

25th January 2019 When Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) –headquartered in San Francisco, California – filed for bankruptcy last week, some commentators suggested that the utility’s failure would potentially turn it into America’s poster child for climate-change dangers. Bloomberg reported that the cost of wildfires... 

HOSTILE CLIMATE

GROUND BREAKING

18th January 2019 Earlier this month, Tesla’s Elon Musk presided over a ground-breaking ceremony in Shanghai, China, where the company is building its first car-production site outside of the US. The ceremony took place amid heavy rain and followed on from four years of planning. Bloomberg reports that Tesla... 

GROUND BREAKING

TOWERING ISSUE

14th December 2018 Representatives from German automotive groups BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen (VW) met with President Donald Trump earlier this month in a bid to persuade the American leader not to follow through with his threat of introducing tariffs on European Union (EU) exports to the US. Pictured are two VW... 

TOWERING ISSUE

SOMBRE MESSAGE

7th December 2018 After releasing dismal interim results last week and warning of a R15-billion loss for 2018/19, Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe concluded his presentation as follows: “We are facing operational and financial challenges and we have initiates that are earmarked to deal with these issues. Are they... 

SOMBRE MESSAGE

INNER-CITY JEWEL

30th November 2018 The R1.2-billion Jewel City development project in Johannesburg, near the Maboneng Precinct, was launched with a sod-turning event on November 19. Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba (left) was in attendance, and is flanked here by Sigma Capital executive chairperson Phuti Mahanyele and City of... 

INNER-CITY JEWEL

DEADLY FIRES

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd November 2018 In late October and early November, South African witnessed first hand the devastating and deadly effect of fire along its picturesque Garden Route. Only days later, the 2018 wildfire season in California emerged to become one of the most destructive on record. Pictured above is an American flag... 

DEADLY FIRES

POWER INTENSIVE

16th November 2018 A recent study into the amount of energy required to “mine” for cryptocurrencies, found the process to be extremely energy intensive – even more so than traditional mining. The paper, titled the ‘Quantification of energy and carbon costs for mining cryptocurrencies’, reveals one dollar’s worth of... 

POWER INTENSIVE

END OF AN ERA

9th November 2018 German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not to seek re-election as head of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Merkel has led the CDU for 18 years and has been Chancellor for 13. She announced on October 29 that she would not stand for re-election at the CDU’s annual conference in December or seek... 

END OF AN ERA

FIT FOR SERVICE

2nd November 2018 A man exercises along a promenade in Zhuhai, China, with a section of the 55-km Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in the background. The $20-billion megaproject, which is reportedly the world’s longest sea link, opened to traffic on October 24. The crossing links Hong Kong's Lantau Island to the... 

FIT FOR SERVICE

INDUSTRIAL SCALE

26th October 2018 South Africans are still not certain what to make of the Constitutional Court’s recent ruling regarding the private cultivation and use of dagga, or marijuana. In Canada, where medical marijuana has been allowed for almost two decades, it became legal to use the drug for recreational purposes on... 

INDUSTRIAL SCALE

MOVING THE NEEDLE

19th October 2018 There is still much scepticism as to whether President Cyril Ramaphosa really does have a plan for extricating South Africa from its dire economic predicament. What was clear from the recent Job Summit, where the above photograph was taken, is that the President is relying heavily on his expert... 

MOVING THE NEEDLE

WINDOW ON GROWTH

12th October 2018 Container ships moored alongside ship-to-shore cranes at Mombasa port, in Kenya. The East African economy expanded by 6.3% in the three months to the end of June, up from 5.7% in the previous quarter, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics reported in Septemebr. The accelertion was supported by... 

WINDOW ON GROWTH

ATTENTION!

5th October 2018 Soldiers from the South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF’s) National Ceremonial Guard stand to attention during a fly past by three AgustaWestland A 109 helicopters before President Cyril Ramaphosa gave his opening address to the 2018 Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition, which took... 

ATTENTION!

ELEVATED PERSPECTIVE

28th September 2018 Electra Mining Africa 2018 took place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre earlier this month, attracting more than 29 000 visitors from 59 countries. Thousands of potential buyers had an opportunity to network and meet with over 850 exhibitors, as well as industry experts and advisers. This year’s... 

ELEVATED PERSPECTIVE

WASTE NOT

21st September 2018 Putting paper in the recycling bin is only the start of a complex process of value creation, in which packaging company Mpact is deeply involved. Once the waste is collected from households, reclaimers, or private companies, separate the paper, plastic and other recyclables from the waste that... 

WASTE NOT

HIGH PERFORMANCE

14th September 2018 Professional Ferrari drivers lined up ahead of warm-up lap instructions in the pit lane at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit ahead of their Pablo Clark Ferrari Challenge demonstration. The race was one of several driving demonstrations held as part of the 2018 Festival of Motoring Johannesburg,... 

HIGH PERFORMANCE

CLEAN BY 2045

7th September 2018 Last week, Californian lawmakers approved a measure mandating that all electricity come from wind, solar and other clean-energy sources by 2045. The state currently gets about 44% of its power from renewables and hydro. California was also the first US state in the to require solar panels on... 

CLEAN BY 2045

DEADLY WARNING

31st August 2018 The deadly collapse of the Morandi motorway bridge, in Genoa, Italy, earlier this month should serve as a warning to infrastructure owners and custodians the world over. In South Africa, where maintenance of infrastructure remains a serious problem, questions have to be asked and answered about... 

DEADLY WARNING

AFRICAN BLUE SKY

24th August 2018 Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has embarked on an Africa-focused marketing campaign for its new generation single-aisle series of airliner, the E2 family, dubbed the ‘Profit Hunter’. Last month, an E190 E2 took VIP guests and test pilots on a one-hour excursion, flying from OR Tambo... 

AFRICAN BLUE SKY

LONG DAWN

17th August 2018 South Africa continues to speak hopefully about a New Dawn. However, Australia, which shares a number of similar characteristics, from mining and weather, to sporting appetites, recently marked what could arguably described as a long dawn. The country recently recorded its twenty-seventh straight... 

LONG DAWN

READY TO ROLL

10th August 2018 Chinese vehicle manufacturer the Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) officially opened its 88 969 m2 semi-knocked-down vehicle assembly plant in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, near Port Elizabeth, late last month. Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa and Xi Jinping presided over the launch via a live... 

READY TO ROLL

LONG ROAD AHEAD

3rd August 2018 Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe only just managed to guide the utility through to the there end of its horrific 2018 financial year, during which it nearly run of cash and almost had its bonds suspended. The journey ahead for Hadebe remains equally treacherous, as has already been seen from the false... 

LONG ROAD AHEAD

BIG SCIENCE

27th July 2018 Situated near the town of Carnarvon, in the Northern Cape, Antenna 47 (pictured above) lies within the outer limits of the greater 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope, inaugurated on July 13 by Deputy President David Mabuza and Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane. The MeerKAT is... 

BIG SCIENCE

CLOUDS GATHER

20th July 2018 Trade tensions continued to rise between the US and China this month, with President Donald Trump imposing new tariffs and China retaliating. Bloomberg reports that China has told companies to boost imports of goods – from soybeans to seafood and automobiles – from countries other than the US... 

CLOUDS GATHER

RESERVED PARKING

13th July 2018 General Motors has installed 18 fast chargers for its Cruise self-driving car unit at a parking facility on San Francisco's Embarcadero, a busy boulevard along the Californian city's eastern shoreline. General Motors has created its own ride-hailing platform and is aiming get its self-driving car... 

RESERVED PARKING

TRADE CROSSROADS

6th July 2018 The American-led trade war rhetoric, which has now led to the imposition of restrictions worth billion of dollars, is having an impact on various markets, from steel to soybeans. Soybean (pictured in the top segment of the photograph above) futures were among the biggest losers in late June,... 

TRADE CROSSROADS

HIGH PERFORMANCE

29th June 2018 Porsche South Africa joined the international Porsche-loving community in celebrating the seventieth anniversary of the sports-car brand. Several thousand Porsche owners converged on the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, in Gauteng, to mark the occasion, which include various events and races. Porsche... 

HIGH PERFORMANCE

MILK TO WATER

22nd June 2018 Nestlé South Africa launched an innovative water-saving facility at its Mossel Bay, in the Western Cape, earlier this month. The investment enables the facility to use water recovered from the factory’s milk-evaporation process and could save 168-million litres of water a year. Nestlé undertook... 

MILK TO WATER

AUTONOMOUS ADVANTAGE

15th June 2018 Singapore has built a mini town designed to position it favourably in the global race to deploy driverless public transport. The 2 ha complex has intersections, traffic lights, bus stops and pedestrian crossings, all built to Singapore’s public-roads specifications. Pictured above is a Navya SAS... 

AUTONOMOUS ADVANTAGE

ELECTRIC MULTICOPTER

8th June 2018 Pictured above is a Volocopter 2X multirotor electric helicopter standing in a hangar at in Bruchsal, Germany. The German air-taxi startup designs and builds manned electric helicopters. The company states that the Volocopter is the first fully electric and manned multicopter with a permit to fly.  

ELECTRIC MULTICOPTER
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