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Oct 24, 2014
Hot on the heels of the launch of Rustenburg’s rapid transport system’s brand name and logo last week, a negotiation framework agreement (NFA) has been formally agreed to and signed by the Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM) and taxi and bus operators affected by the...
Oct 24, 2014
The runway at the George Airport, in the Western Cape, has been rehabilitated to improve safety, in terms of run-off and storm water drainage, and the structural capacity of the pavement surface. The scope of work comprised the extension of Runway 11/29, the...
Oct 24, 2014
Tanzania and China have signed investment deals to build a $1 billion satellite city and $500 million financial centre in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, the latest sign of Beijing's deepening ties with East Africa. The total of five deals, worth more than $1.7...
Oct 24, 2014
A section of Cape Town’s MyCiTi infrastructure, which aims to link residents with economic and recreational hubs through public transport, has been recognised with the 2014 Saice regional award for technical excellence in civil engineering. The infrastructure along...
Oct 24, 2014
Embattled state-owned entity South African Airways (SAA) would consider an equity partnership, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Thursday. Asked about the possibility of an equity partnership, she told reporters in Cape Town that SAA was investigating...
Oct 24, 2014
Metrorail’s first new passenger train will arrive in November next year, says Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) CEO Lucky Montana. “Next year we will be able to put our hands around the infrastructure and equipment we have been talking about for so long.”
Oct 24, 2014
The Competition Commission has launched an investigation into what it says are “price fixing, market division and collusive tendering in the market for the manufacture and supply of automotive components to original equipment manufacturers” (OEMs, or vehicle...
Oct 24, 2014
European airliner manufacturer Airbus has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Tianjin Free Trade Zone (TJFTZ) and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (Avic) which reconfirms a programme to establish a Completion and Delivery Centre for A330 wide body...
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Oct 24, 2014
CAPACITY TRUCK RANGE The truck models were designed for enhanced performance, increased safety and minimal maintenance requirements
Bulk materials handling equipment distributor BLT South Africa (BLT SA) states that its range of Capacity trucks has been designed for enhanced performance, increased safety, and requires minimal maintenance. The company adds that the Capacity trucks are 4x2 modes...
Oct 23, 2014
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Cabinet on Wednesday approved the retention of South African Airways (SAA) chairperson Duduzile Myeni and nonexecutive director Yakhe Kwinana, while also approving the appointment of Dr John Tambi and Anthony Dixon as board members at the troubled national carrier....
Oct 22, 2014
Directors of investment holding company Combined Motor Holdings (CMH) say they are satisfied with the results achieved in the six months ended August 31, during which time the local economic environment continued to battle impediments to growth and national dealer...
Oct 22, 2014
The Embraer KC-390
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer on Tuesday rolled out the first prototype of its KC-390 military transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft at its Gavião Peixoto plant in São Paulo state. The aircraft is the biggest type yet developed by the company and...
Oct 22, 2014
Government aimed to fast-track certain “fast-growing” infrastructure programmes, despite cutting back on expenditure over the next few years, the 2014 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) revealed on Wednesday. The MTBPS, released by new Finance Minister...
Oct 21, 2014
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has released details of the remuneration of the chairpersons and nonexecutive directors of the various State-owned company boards falling under her Ministry. The remuneration figures, which are attached, are based on figures...
Oct 21, 2014
Grindrod rail divisional CE James Holley
JSE-listed Grindrod’s rail division on Tuesday vowed to make rail operations more cost-effective in Africa, as Grindrod Locomotives unveiled its new, cost-effective fit-for-purpose shunting and short-haul locomotive. The new GS7, launched at Rovos Rail in Pretoria,...
Oct 21, 2014
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The small business development department stood by the national government's position on e-tolls, while the e-toll advisory panel continued its work, Minister Lindiwe Zulu said on Tuesday. "We've got a national government position on that [e-tolls] but there is a...
Oct 21, 2014
Uganda could rely on income from future oil exports to finance an $8-billion railway if funding talks with China fail to bear fruit, its president said. Yoweri Museveni confirmed that Uganda had started negotiations with China on building the line that would link to...
Oct 20, 2014
The Richards Bay Bulk Terminal, in KwaZulu-Natal, loaded 1.49-million tons of cargo in September, exceeding its monthly target of 1.32-million tons, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) said on Monday. TPT said the reaching of vessel targets ahead of deadline created...
 
 
 
 
Oct 20, 2014
The South African Road Federation (SARF) has expressed concern over the increasing number of road accident-related deaths on South African roads and has appealed for road safety to become an urgent priority, reiterating its commitment to offer its assistance to...
Oct 20, 2014
JSE-listed Metair Investments on Monday assured shareholders that no member of its group had been implicated or listed in connection with the Competition Commission’s investigation into alleged collusion within the South African automotive component industry. The...
Oct 20, 2014
Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi
Recent accidents involving heavy vehicles on Gauteng’s roads should make the local freight industry question the value of self-regulation, Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi said on Monday. Speaking at the Gauteng Freight Summit, in Boksburg, he referred...
Oct 17, 2014
The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) on Friday said it was investigating a collision between a locomotive and a bus carrying 45 people at a platinum mine, in Rustenburg, on Friday morning. The accident occurred on a mining siding when the bus transporting mineworkers...
Oct 17, 2014
Mike Whitfield
Nissan South Africa (SA) faces two lean production years, says MD Mike Whitfield, as the local arm of the Japanese car maker comes to the end of the model lifecycle of its one-ton NP300 pickup. Nissan SA’s Rosslyn plant, in Pretoria, also produces the NP200 half-ton...
Oct 17, 2014
TRANSNET FREIGHT RAIL The benefits to Transnet from the training are improvements in performance and productivity
The graduation of 85 employees of State-owned logistics company Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) in rail sciences planted the seeds for future rail industry growth and formed an integral part of TFR’s R201-billion rail infrastructure roll-out plans, Transnet CEO Brian...
Oct 17, 2014
It is second time lucky for Toby Venter. Ten years ago, he negotiated to buy the Kyalami racetrack, but “the deal did not materialise”. “When the opportunity came around again, I told my team that this was our last chance to secure the track. I didn’t think we’d...
Oct 17, 2014
It is second time lucky for Toby Venter. Ten years ago he negotiated to buy the Kyalami racetrack, but “the deal did not materialise”.
Oct 17, 2014
IAN EVANS AirWatch file synchronisation and sharing system was initially designed for a large airline company
Effective file synchronisation and sharing across an organisation’s structures can provide the basis for robust mobile-device and document management while maintaining proper backup, version control and content distribution. These are the lessons learned by complex...
Oct 17, 2014
Italian capital goods company CNH Industrial has announced the upcoming inauguration of its first assembly plant in South Africa. The announcement was made by newly appointed CNH Industrial Southern Africa senior VP Mario Gasparri.
 
 
 
 
Oct 17, 2014
Volvo Group Southern Africa has announced the appointment of a new MD for Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks Southern Africa.  Christian Coolsaet, a Belgian national, will take up his new position with immediate effect, looking after the Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks...
Oct 17, 2014
MIKE VAN TONDER As president of Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa, van Tonder will use the strategic focus gained in this role and help develop Aurecon’s intelligent transport systems strategy in to Africa and other developing countries
Global engineering and technical services company Aurecon technical director and intelligent transport systems (ITS) service line leader Mike van Tonder has been elected president of the Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa (ITSSA).
Oct 17, 2014
EASY RAIL BENDING Becker Mining South Africa’s rail benders are powered by 25 t/250 kN hydraulic cylinders and activated by two-stage hand pumps
Mining infrastructure systems company Becker Mining South Africa’s hydraulic rail benders, which have been developed for bending and forming rails on railway lines in heavy industrial and underground transport systems in mining applications, easily handle rail up to...
Oct 17, 2014
DigiCore Holdings has managed a turnaround in its fortunes, with the telematics specialist reporting profit after tax for the year ended June 30 of R7.8-million, compared with a loss of R59.4-million in the previous financial year. Revenue for the year reached...
Oct 16, 2014
Uganda plans a public–private partnership (PPP) tender next year, worth up to $1-billion, for a new road linking its capital to Jinja, an industrial hub in its east, a spokesman for the roads agency said on Thursday. The government adopted the PPP policy in 2010 to...
Oct 16, 2014
Johan van Zyl
The only real competitive advantage the local automotive industry has over international competitors is the availability of natural resources in the country, says National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa president and Toyota South Africa...
Oct 16, 2014
WesBank CEO Chris de Kock
The Nigerian Automotive Council (NAC) and WesBank this week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which should see the South African vehicle and asset financier enter the Nigerian new vehicle finance market in 2015. “We have an optimistic objective that we can...
Oct 16, 2014
Oct 15, 2014
Twenty-three companies had signed commitments with technical partners to assemble cars, minibuses, pickups, buses and trucks in Nigeria, under the country’s new Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP), said Nigerian Automotive Council director-general Aminu...
Oct 15, 2014
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Urban ropeways, more commonly known as cable cars, are proving to be a viable, low-cost and compact feeder option for mass transport systems in developing countries, Eurist vice executive director Matthias Nuessgen said on Wednesday. Ropeways have emerged as the mass...
 
 
 
 
Oct 15, 2014
Rea Vaya
As South Africa advanced its bus rapid transit (BRT) ambitions, care should be taken not to view the initiative as the standalone solution to the nation’s public transport constraints. The country had to ensure the efficient integration of different modes of public...
Oct 15, 2014
Ivory Coast's national carrier Air Cote d'Ivoire is in discussions with Airbus and Canada's Bombardier Inc to renew its existing fleet and provide new aircraft for a planned expansion, the company's chief executive said. The company, which launched last year,...
Oct 14, 2014
Naamsa president Dr Johan van Zyl
The investigation into the automotive component sector announced by the South African Competition Commission earlier this week had its origins in the US, Europe and the East, said National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) director Nico...
Oct 14, 2014
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Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council head Professor Goran Roos
Danger signs that South Africa’s automotive industry might follow in the footsteps of Australia’s soon to be defunct vehicle assembly sector included a rapid increase in costs, primarily in labour and energy, an inability to produce goods competitively because of...
Oct 14, 2014
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Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Dr Ismail Vadi on Tuesday announced the appointment of a consortium of transaction advisers to conduct the feasibility study (FS) for the proposed extensions to the Gautrain rail system. The SMEC Consortium comprised SMEC South...
 
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