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Sep 04, 2015
The piece of wing found on the shore of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been formally identified as part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the Paris prosecutor said on Thursday. The part, known as a flaperon, was found on the shore of the...
Sep 04, 2015
South African guided weapons, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) and space company Denel Dynamics plans to increase its revenues to more than R2-billion within five years. This was reported by company CEO Tsepo Monaheng at its annual "Show and Tell" briefing in Centurion,...
Sep 04, 2015
Imperial had the desire to reduce its dependence on the motor industry and South Africa, owing to the impact of the weak rand on vehicle imports, and the high market share the company already had in South Africa, which limited its domestic growth opportunities, said...
Sep 04, 2015
“This year was an eventful one for us, having concluded a number of significant acquisitions, as well as the sale of PostNet. We also introduced a new empowerment partner, Kagiso Capital, and put a staff share participation scheme in place,” said OneLogix CEO Ian...
Sep 04, 2015
JSE-listed automotive component manufacturer and distributor Metair was serious in its intent to globalise the business, said MD Theo Loock as he announced the company’s financial results for the six months ended June 30. Revenue increased by 9%, to R3.5-billion,...
Sep 04, 2015
Since the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) entered into a 30-year Toll Road Concession contract with the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) in 1999, the main objective of the N3TC is still ensuring road safety on the N3 freeway from Heidelberg to...
Sep 04, 2015
Industrial and logistics company KAP posted robust results for the 2015 financial year, ended June 30, including reducing its debt-to-equity ratio from 40% to 27%, in a tough and competitive environment. The board and management are “comfortable” with the streamlined...
Sep 04, 2015
Around 174 000 used cars have been financed in South Africa in the first seven months of 2015, says Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance managing executive Wessel Steffens. This is 5.35% lower than the number of used cars financed for the same period in 2014 (183 563...
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Sep 03, 2015
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Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) board chairperson Popo Molefe said on Thursday the board of Prasa is impelled to take the "necessary measures" about the irregularities listed in the public protector's report. At last month's release of the findings of...
Sep 03, 2015
Conservatively speaking, South Africa is short between 150 and 250 intelligent transport system (ITS) engineers, technologists and technicians. This shortage exists in the private and public sectors, with the latter especially hard hit, says Intelligent Transport...
Sep 02, 2015
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday that his attempts to improve the efficiency of South Africa's state-owned entities (SOEs) are not an attempt to get more votes in the 2016 Local Government Elections. He was updating the National Council of Provinces...
Sep 02, 2015
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African Civil Aviation Commission secretary-general Iyabo Sosina
Africa’s aviation infrastructure has not kept pace with traffic demand, with extensive deterioration seen in infrastructure that is now in dire need of investment; however, the next three decades could see the sector shine, should a 15-year-old declaration be...
Sep 02, 2015
South African Airlines is close to finalising the cancellation of a contract to supply ten Airbus A320 aircraft as part of plans to get the national carrier back to profitability, its CFO said on Wednesday. "We need to get the final approval from the board who can...
Sep 02, 2015
Kenya has provided a 4.2-billion shilling ($40-million) loan to loss-making Kenya Airways, the country's finance minister said, while African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has approved a $200-million bridging loan for the airline. The money is needed to support...
Sep 02, 2015
The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) has certified the Solaris biofuel feedstock plant grown in South Africa and used to produce jet biofuel. Solaris is a variety of the tobacco plant, but without any nicotine and not developed through modern genetic...
Sep 02, 2015
Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines MH370 found on Reuinion Island
A 500 km by 500 km patch of ocean due south of the Indonesian island of Java is the most likely crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a group of German researchers say. That would direct search efforts for the plane – which went missing on March 8, 2014, on...
Sep 01, 2015
New-vehicle sales in August dropped by 8.2%, to 51 055 units, compared with the same month last year. New-vehicle sales in the domestic market declined by 6.1% in July and 4.8% in June.
Sep 01, 2015
The Isuzu KB
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) will make an announcement on its future production and investment programmes in the first half of next year, says GMSA and GM sub-Sahara Africa president and MD Ian Nicholls. The agreement will see GMSA increase production volumes...
 
 
 
 
Aug 31, 2015
Electric vehicle maker and energy storage solutions provider Tesla Motors has selected the northern Mexico-located Sonora lithium project to supply lithium hydroxide for its Gigafactory, in Nevada. Partners TSX-V-listed Bacanora Minerals and LSE-listed Rare Earth...
Aug 31, 2015
The high court in Pretoria has struck another blow to the technology company that is trying to hold on to the lucrative contract to operate the electronic national administration traffic information system (eNaTIS). Judge Wendy Hughes on Friday last week approved the...
Aug 31, 2015
A delay in repairs to the hospital ship Africa Mercy has driven a two-and-a-half week adjustment of timelines for Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) R30-million repair project at the Prince Edward Graving Dry Dock, in Durban. This came after private ship...
Aug 31, 2015
The Democratic Alliance says it will on Monday submit an application in terms of section 18 (1) of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to obtain the tender contract details of the acquisition of the Afro4000 diesel locomotives from the Spanish company...
Aug 31, 2015
FMCSA's Struandale engine plant
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA’s) Struandale engine plant, in Port Elizabeth, last week launched Job 1 of its latest generation Duratorq TDCi engines. Production of the new units sees installed capacity at the plant increase from 75 000 to 110 000...
Aug 31, 2015
After recent reports by the Auditor-General and Public Protector pointed to several tender irregularities, as well as fruitless and wasteful expenditure, at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), the agency has committed to “taking appropriate steps” to...
Aug 28, 2015
A preliminary investigation by the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) into the derailment of a Shosholoza Meyl train in Kimberley earlier this month, found that Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) had failed to communicate with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)...
Aug 28, 2015
A consortium led by France's Bollore has been awarded the contract to develop and operate a container terminal in Cameroon's deep-water port of Kribi, the prime minister's office said in a statement on Thursday. That marked a dramatic turnaround after Cameroon in...
Aug 28, 2015
REPOSITIONED ENGINEERING Daliff re-engineered several machining processes and enhanced its quality-control systems
Having received direct approval in 2014 from aerospace major Airbus that it is a credible supplier, Cape Town-based machined components supplier Daliff Precision Engineering aims to secure machining contracts from international Airbus Tier 1 suppliers within the next...
Aug 28, 2015
ASCENDING AFRICA Airbus customers in the African region account for 255 orders since 1974 while there are currently 209 Airbus aircraft in service with 38 carriers in the region
In the past two years, European airliner maker Airbus has added eight African and Indian Ocean airlines to its regional operators’ base, continuing a growth trend that began in the mid-1970s and which is firmly on track to meet the region’s future needs for over 970...
 
 
 
 
Aug 28, 2015
Ford’s newest offering in a long list of newcomers to the local market in the last two years is the B-Max multi-activity vehicle (MAV). The B-Max will play in the so called B-MAV segment, or the small MAV segment, currently dominated by Toyota’s Avanza, which sells...
Aug 28, 2015
US vehicle manufacturer Ford has announced that it will assemble its Ranger pickup in Nigeria, starting in October. The plant will be Ford’s first African production location outside South Africa, says Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa president and CEO Jeff Nemeth.
Aug 28, 2015
Hino has embarked on a strategy to become the number one truck brand in South Africa by 2020, says Hino South Africa (SA) VP Ernie Trautmann. Hino is currently placed third in the market, trailing Mercedes-Benz and Isuzu Trucks.
Aug 28, 2015
TAKING FLIGHT The new certified aeroplane will be suitable for use in flying schools, recreation and other limited commercial purposes throughout the world
Light-aircraft manufacturer The Airplane Factory has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Belgium-based aerospace company Sonaca to develop and produce a certified new-generation training aeroplane for global use. The companies signed the JV agreement at the...
Aug 28, 2015
The Maersk shipping group aims to reduce its emissions by 60% by 2020, using 2007 as a baseline, says Safmarine Southern Africa MD Dirk Hoffmann. Safmarine is part of the Maersk group.
Aug 28, 2015
Following his recent appointment as Member of the Mayoral Committee for Roads and Transport for the City of Ekurhuleni, Petrus Mhlarhi states that the city is still set on implementing its integrated rapid public transport network (IRPTN), which will ease travel for...
Aug 28, 2015
The outlook for the new-vehicle market has deteriorated, with new-vehicle sales declining by 2.5% for the first seven months of 2015, compared with same period last year, says Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance managing executive Wessel Steffens. “Economic growth,...
Aug 28, 2015
EN ROUTE Paramount Group aims to produce between 10 and 15 Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft a year at its new production facility
Having celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft’s (Ahrlac’s) first flight in July, South Africa-based defence solutions business Paramount Group says it will soon be able to set/finalise the aircraft’s...
Aug 28, 2015
South African Airways (SAA), the State-owned national flag carrier, believes it has been vindicated by the recent Labour Court ruling regarding retrenchment processes at SAA and its subsidiary, SAA Technical (SAAT). SAAT undertakes aircraft maintenance, repair and...
Aug 28, 2015
MARKET APPROACH The design and production of a 3/8 mounting tray will now enable a full range of mounting trays to be developed locally
In aiming to identify a business growth opportunity in the local aerospace industry, the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) at the end of last year assisted Cape Town-based machining and assembly company Daliff Precision Engineering in developing a mounting...
 
 
 
 
Aug 28, 2015
HIGH VOLUME AAT Composites uses press claves and autoclaves to manufacture sophisticated composite parts, with a moulding capacity of more than 10 000 items a month
Western Cape-based aircraft and automotive composites products manufacturer AAT Composites has invested in new machining and manufacturing technology, valued at about R20-million, to increase its competitiveness in the global aerospace industry. AAT Composites’ key...
Aug 28, 2015
South African low cost airline Mango, part of the State-owned South African Airways (SAA)group, has announced that it is to initiate a new route between Gauteng’s Lanseria International Airport and Durban in October and will add another flight on its Lanseria/Cape...
Aug 27, 2015
The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) will spend R99-million to improve and maintain road infrastructure in the city’s B region. The B region included relatively developed suburbs such as Windsor, Albertville, Blairgowrie, Bryanston, Bosmont, Coronationville, Cresta,...
Aug 27, 2015
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Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) has announced plans to invest over R4.5-billion in its South African operations over the next two years, setting the stage for the country’s largest passenger vehicle provider to expand its local offering and introduce new models to its...
Aug 27, 2015
Sanral CEO Nazir Alli
Sanral CEO Nazir Alli wrote to the city to seek a “win-win solution” and avoid legal action over tolling, but at the same time he said tolls were the only way to fund a project to upgrade roads. This emerged from correspondence between mayor Patricia de Lille and...
 
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