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Emergency electricity supply options 

Updated 2 hours 36 minutes ago Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the tight electricity demand and supply situation and the options available to government to help bridge the gap.   

Emergency electricity supply options
Emergency electricity supply options

OptiPower making progress on EC wind farm project, welcomes benefits of M&R buyout  

Updated 5 hours ago Transmission and distribution services provider OptiPower Projects, which was recently acquired by Murray & Roberts, is progressing with its work on the Golden Valley Wind Farm, in the Eastern Cape. Tasneem Bulbulia tells us more. 

OptiPower making progress on EC wind farm project, welcomes benefits of M&R buyout
OptiPower making progress on EC wind farm project, welcomes benefits of M&R buyout

On-The-Air (06/12/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th December 2019 South Africa must ensure that it gains more from its great treasure chest of minerals; A fuel cell car this week attracted world attention by setting a new distance record; and Producing metals without emitting climate-damaging carbon dioxide is gaining ground very rapidly. 

On-The-Air (06/12/2019)

Commission seeks to reduce high data costs 

5th December 2019 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Natasha Odendaal about the Competition Commission’s data services market inquiry findings, how it plans to ensure data costs are lowered and how telecoms operators have responded to the commission’s findings.   

Commission seeks to reduce high data costs
Commission seeks to reduce high data costs

Digital mine reaping benefits before ramp up 

5th December 2019 JSE-listed resources group Exxaro Resources’ Belfast coal mine, in Mpumalanga, is enjoying the benefits of being a digital and connected mine, and is on track to start up ahead of schedule next year. Tracy Hancock tells us more.  

Digital mine reaping benefits before ramp up
Digital mine reaping benefits before ramp up

IDC assures black industrialists of its support 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd December 2019 The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) does present funding opportunities to black industrialists, CEO Tshokolo Nchocho assured on Tuesday. Speaking at the Black Business Council’s (BBC’s) Access to Funding Series engagement with the IDC, in Johannesburg, he pointed out that there were a... 

IDC assures black industrialists of its support
Industrial Development Corporation South Africa CEO Tshokolo Nchocho outlines some of the successes the organisation has achieved in funding for black businesses. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (29/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     29th November 2019 Eskom is receiving offers of help from big and small companies; A big new zinc project in the Northern Cape may be forced to get electricity outside of South Africa; and Anglo American this week gave doing business in South Africa a massive thumbs up. 

On-The-Air (29/11/2019)
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The state of Eskom 

29th November 2019 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Eskom’s interim results and what they reveal about the state of the company.  

The state of Eskom
The state of Eskom

Research grant awarded at environment conference 

By: Halima Frost     29th November 2019 Stellenbosch University research fellow Dr Hayley Clements was announced as the recipient of the inaugural Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Research Grant last month at the tenth Oppenheimer Research Conference held in Midrand, Gauteng. The research grant was set up to honour the late Jennifer Ward... 

Research grant awarded at environment conference
Oppenheimer Generations research head Dr Duncan MacFadyen discusses the Oppenheimer Research Conference and the recipient of the Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Research Grant

DWS launches national water master plan  

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th November 2019 The Department of Water and Sanitation on Thursday launched its long-awaited master plan to guide investment in the water sector and facilitate development planning for water resources and the delivery of water and sanitation services to 2030 and beyond. The National Water and Sanitation Master... 

DWS launches national water master plan
Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu talks about the country's water resources and the National Water and Sanitation Master Plan. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Steyn City continues to invest as luxury development nears completion 

28th November 2019 In unveiling Steyn City’s Vision 2020 guideline last month, Steyn City Properties revealed that it continues to invest in its luxury lifestyle estate development as it nears completion. With the most recent investment totaling R5.5-billion, Simone Liedtke gives us some insights into what... 

Steyn City continues to invest as luxury development nears completion
Steyn City continues to invest as luxury development nears completion

On-The-Air (22/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd November 2019 Government is being called upon to concession some struggling railway routes to the private sector; The Mandela Mining Precinct has come out of its starting blocks at promising speed; and Solar power is now so low-priced that farmers and off-grid miners are installing it. 

On-The-Air (22/11/2019)
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South Africa’s transport future depends on how economy is stimulated 

By: Simone Liedtke     21st November 2019 Transport infrastructure is considered a critical part of the National Development Plan 2030, with State-owned Transnet capital projects acting project director Shraveen Ramdhar on Thursday saying South Africa’s transport future was dependent on how government intended to stimulate the economy.... 

South Africa’s transport future depends on how economy is stimulated
Transnet capital projects acting project director Shraveen Ramdhar speaks to Engineering News Online about South Africa’s transport future. (Video: Creamer Media’s Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media’s Nicholas Boyd)

AfriSam showcases urban quarry amid focus on quality 

21st November 2019 Cement, ready-mix concrete and aggregates company AfriSam is focusing on providing high-level, responsive services and high-quality products to its clients as it weathers the sustained doldrums the construction industry remains in. Schalk Burger has the story. 

AfriSam showcases urban quarry amid focus on quality
AfriSam showcases urban quarry amid focus on quality

Companies mostly behave ethically, but internal issues persist   

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th November 2019 The Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) has shared details of the first phase of its ethics barometer initiative, finding that the overall “ethical fitness” of 15 participating companies was rated at 73, on a scale of zero to 100.  Fifteen organisations and 8 000 of their employees... 

Companies mostly behave ethically, but internal issues persist
Gibs Ethics & Governance Think Tank founder Gideon Pogrund shares insight of its first ethics barometer survey and relates its findings to the South African context. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Eskom’s new CEO 

20th November 2019 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the challenges that lie ahead for Andre de Ruyter, who has been appointed Eskom’s new CEO, and what his top priorities will be.    

Eskom’s new CEO
Eskom’s new CEO

On-The-Air (15/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th November 2019 The enthusiasm of the private sector to generate clean, green electricity for itself is soaring to great heights. South Africa and Lesotho are continuing to collaborate in bringing more water to South Africa and more electricity to Lesotho. South Africa’s private sector is getting initiatives... 

On-The-Air (15/11/2019)
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Altron keeps focus on innovation as it reaches strategy halfway mark 

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th November 2019 As JSE-listed technology company Allied Electronics (Altron) celebrates the half way mark of its five year plan, CEO Mteto Nyati, who took the helm nearly three years ago, indicates that the next phase for the company will focus on geographic expansion. Two-and a half years since implementing the... 

Altron keeps focus on innovation  as it reaches strategy halfway mark
Altron CEO Mteto Nyati discusses the next steps for the company as it reaches the halfway mark of a five-year strategy. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala. Video editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Renergen’s Virginia project could place SA on helium export map 

14th November 2019 Emerging natural gas producer Renergen’s Virginia gas project, in the Free State, has the potential to position South Africa as a prominent player in the helium market, making it the eighth country in the world to export helium. Simone Liedtke chats to Renergen about what the project is all about. 

Renergen’s Virginia project could place SA on helium export map
Renergen’s Virginia project could place SA on helium export map

SA’s water shortages 

13th November 2019 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Natasha Odendaal about the water supply challenges in South Africa, how government plans to address the situation and how the ongoing drought is affecting the agricultural sector.   

SA’s water shortages
SA’s water shortages

Inaugural Africa wire, cable and tube conference gets under way in Jhb 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th November 2019 Research and consulting company CRU and the Southern Africa–German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK), along with global trade shows, Wire & Tube as lead sponsor, on Monday kicked off the inaugural Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference, which is being held until November 13 in Johannesburg.... 

Inaugural Africa wire, cable and tube conference gets under way in Jhb
CRU Wire and Cable head Michael Finch details the conference, and speaks briefly about the markets

Investment case for LNG imports into South Africa to be completed by year-end  

By: Terence Creamer     11th November 2019 State-owned logistics group Transnet says the investment case for the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into South Africa will be completed by year-end and that the solution will be aligned with the anticipated drop-off in gas imports from Mozambique from 2023 onwards. The study is being... 

Investment case for LNG imports into South Africa to be completed by year-end
State-owned logistics group Transnet says the investment case for the import of liquefied natural gas into South Africa will be completed by year-end, Transnet chief business development officer Gert de Beer says. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. 11.11.2019

Transnet confirms legal review of 10-64 locomotive contracts   

By: Terence Creamer     11th November 2019 State-owned logistics group Transnet confirmed on Monday that it is initiating a legal review of the a R49-billion locomotive procurement contract, known as 10-64, having already declared the contracts irregular and unlawful. Speaking at the release of the group’s interim results, acting CEO... 

Transnet confirms legal review of 10-64 locomotive contracts
Transnet acting CEO Mohammed Mahomedy on the initiation of a legal review of the 10-64 contracts. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing Nicholas Boyd. 11.11.2019

On-The-Air (08/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th November 2019 Eskom’s electricity transmission network needs to be expanded fast to accommodate the influx of clean solar energy. South Africa’s status as the ideal venue to set a new world land speed record as been uplifted with the completion of trial runs in the Northern Cape. Anglo American’s plan to... 

On-The-Air (08/11/2019)
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SA’s second investment conference 

7th November 2019 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the investment commitments announced during the second South Africa Investment Conference, the mood among investors and the commitments made by government to improve the business environment.   

SA’s second investment conference
SA’s second investment conference

Ubunye inaugurates modern rail components factory 

7th November 2019 Rail components manufacturer Alstom Ubunye last month inaugurated its 80 000 m2 modernised factory, in Nigel, Gauteng. Marleny Arnoldi tells us more about the site. 

Ubunye inaugurates modern rail components factory
Ubunye inaugurates modern rail components factory

Steady progress being made to make South Africa a ‘competitive investment destination’   

By: Terence Creamer     6th November 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined the “steady, but sure” progress being made to make South Africa a “more competitive investment destination” as he sought to consolidate an investment push designed to attract $100-billion (R1.2-trillion in 2018 exchange rates terms) of fixed investment over the... 

Steady progress being made to make South Africa a ‘competitive investment destination’
President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined the “steady, but sure” progress being made to make South Africa a “more competitive investment destination” as he sought to consolidate an investment push designed to attract $100-billion (R1.2-trillion in 2018 exchange rates terms) of fixed investment over the five-year period to 2023. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer 6.11.2019

Sasol sets out plan to cut emissions by 10% by 2030  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th November 2019 Petrochemicals giant Sasol is targeting a 10% reduction in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, bringing the current 56-million tonnes a year of emissions down to 50-million tonnes. This forms part of Sasol’s commitment to mitigate climate change, especially considering that the group is... 

Sasol sets out plan to cut emissions by 10% by 2030
Sasol Southern Africa operations VP Bernard Klingenberg and climate change VP Shamini Harrington unpack the company’s inaugural climate change report. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Redefine lifts full-year distributions a share by 4% 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     4th November 2019 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Redefine Properties has lifted its distributable income for the financial year ended August 31 by 4% year-on-year to 101c a share, with total group assets exceeding R100-billion for the first time. Moreover, this marks the first time that full-year... 

Redefine lifts full-year distributions a share by 4%
Redefine CEO Andrew Konig discusses the company's results. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air - Tribute to Xolani Gwala (01/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st November 2019 The expansion of Eskom’s electricity transmission network needs to be accelerated to accommodate the influx of clean solar energy; SA’s status as the ideal venue to set a new world land speed record was enhanced this week with the completion of three ‘run profiles’ in the Northern Cape; and Anglo... 

On-The-Air - Tribute to Xolani Gwala (01/11/2019)
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M2 motorway to be reopened to motorists from next week  

By: Simone Liedtke     31st October 2019 The M2 motorway will be reopened to traffic from November 4, the Johannesburg Roads Agency says. The motorway between the Crown Interchange and Maritzburg street had been closed since February 28 for rehabilitation.  The closure, the JRA explained during a media event on Thursday was necessitated... 

M2 motorway to be reopened to motorists from next week
Outgoing City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba speaks to Engineering News Online about the reopening of the M2 motorway and what its rehabilitation entailed. Video & Editing: Creamer Media’s Darlene Creamer 31.10.2019

Lasher highlights quality and importance of local manufacturing skills 

31st October 2019 Tools maker Lasher Tools recently took media through its Wadeville factory to display its focus on producing quality tools and to highlight the jobs this sustains. Schalk Burger has the story. 

Lasher highlights quality and importance of local manufacturing skills
Lasher highlights quality and importance of local manufacturing skills

SA’s fiscal risks rise 

30th October 2019 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the deterioration in South Africa’s public finances, what Tito Mboweni said in his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) about Eskom and whether the MTBPS is enough to prevent South Africa’s rating from... 

SA’s fiscal risks rise

Water-shedding can be avoided, says Sisulu 

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th October 2019 Water-stressed South Africa has to decrease the amount of water consumed or face the prospect of “water-shedding”. The Department of Water and Sanitation on Monday urged citizens to heed calls of water demand reductions, as the country enters the summer period with water restrictions. 

Water-shedding can be avoided, says Sisulu
Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Rand Water CEO Sipho Mosai talk about the need for South Africans to save water. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Sasol mulling several gas supply options as it seeks to reduce carbon footprint   

By: Terence Creamer     28th October 2019 Chemicals and energy group Sasol is investigating several gas-supply alternatives for its coal-heavy South African operations as it seeks ways to reduce its carbon footprint. The JSE-listed group is simultaneously working on a ‘sustainability roadmap’, which will have a strong focus on lowering... 

Sasol mulling several gas supply options as it seeks to reduce carbon footprint
Chemicals and energy group Sasol is investigating several gas-supply alternatives for its coal-heavy South African operations as it seeks ways to reduce its carbon footprint. The JSE-listed group is simultaneously working on a ‘sustainability roadmap’, which will have a strong focus on lowering its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer 28.10.2019

Sasol seeks to use leadership ‘reset’ to rebuild trust in wake of damning LCCP review  

By: Terence Creamer     28th October 2019 Sasol CEO-designate Fleetwood Grobler insists that he is “realistic” about the challenges still confronting the chemicals and energy group, which parted ways with its previous joint CEOs on Monday, following a damning board review of cost and schedule overruns at the giant Lake Charles Chemicals... 

Sasol seeks to use leadership ‘reset’ to rebuild trust in wake of damning LCCP review
Sasol CEO-designate Fleetwood Grobler insists that he is “realistic” about the challenges still confronting the chemicals and energy group, which parted ways with its previous joint CEOs on Monday, following a damning board review of cost and schedule overruns at the giant Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP), in Louisiana, in the US. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer 28.10.2019

On-The-Air (25/10/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th October 2019 A new transparent coal trading platform is planned to open up Eskom coal costs for all to see. Mines the world over are taking strong steps to mitigate climate change and end carbon pollution. The Motsepe Foundation is going all out to create job opportunities for unemployed South African youth. 

On-The-Air (25/10/2019)
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Lanseria opens three-storey parkade 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th October 2019 Gauteng Public Transport and Road Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo on Friday inaugurated Lanseria International Airport’s new multistorey parkade. The parkade, built at a cost of R210-million, comprises three parking levels and 1 000 bays, and forms part of the airport’s strategy to support job... 

Lanseria opens three-storey parkade
Lanseria International Airport CEO Rampa Rammopo talks about the airport's ongoing five-year expansion plan. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.
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