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May 22, 2015
While economic forecasts for the African continent are most favourable, African airlines may not be able to benefit from the expected growth in the region’s gross domestic product (GDP), International Air Transport Association VP: Africa Raphael Kuuchi has warned....
May 22, 2015
The Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) will need to change substantially post 2020, says Metair Investments South African operations COO Ken Lello. “We must not make tweaks. We have to change. What we are doing is not sustainable.”
May 22, 2015
Banking group Absa’s forecast is for the rand to end the year at around R13 against the dollar, weakening further to R13.50 by 2016, says Absa sectoral analyst Jacques du Toit. He warns that possible interest rate hikes in the US may see capital being pulled from...
May 22, 2015
Criticism of the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP), attributed to the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) at the APDP conference in Johannesburg in May, “lacks perspective and is in many respects...
May 22, 2015
THE COPE GEARBOX The Cope gearbox, which was developed in cooperation with German gear manufacturer Renk, offers up to eight motors at the motor end
Vertical roller mills manufacturer Loesche last year received an order to install a Loesche Mill type LM 70.4+4 in Calabar, Nigeria, the largest Loesche mill to date. Loesche was awarded the contract in July 2014 by Sinoma for United Cement Company of Nigeria (UCCN)...
May 22, 2015
FANI MTETWA The biggest opportunity for potential for growth in the construction industry lies in procurement
The award of government tenders is increasingly being delayed as private-sector players are called upon to take a nontraditional approach in implementing major infrastructure projects – and lead these, as opposed to waiting for the State to commission them. The...
May 22, 2015
A slew of public holidays in April took their toll on domestic new-vehicle sales, which, at 44 503 units, were down 1 523 units compared with the same month last year. Sales numbers released by the Department of Trade and Industry show that new passenger car sales...
May 22, 2015
ILEMBE The dredger forms part of Transnet’s Market Demand Strategy and is the largest and most powerful dredger at any African port
State-owned Transnet National Port Authority’s (TNPA’s) Dredging Service division launched its 5 500 m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), the Ilembe, at the shipyard of manufacturer Royal IHC, in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, earlier this month.
May 21, 2015
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May 20, 2015
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A new “fair, affordable and sustainable” fee structure has been tabled for users of the South African National Road Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday. To mitigate the...
May 20, 2015
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A Shosholoza Meyl passenger train has collided head-on with a goods train near Hanover outside King William’s Town. Emergency services personnel are currently at the scene‚ trying to free 25 people who are trapped.
May 20, 2015
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The renewal of driving licence cards will require applicants to undergo a test according to new regulations published by the department of transport for comment. Until now‚ the renewal of cards has only required an eye test.
May 19, 2015
As part of its plans to increase its fleet and expand its operations to Zambia and Zimbabwe, fastjet has signed a letter of intent with ICBC International Leasing Company to lease an A319-131 aircraft. The aircraft was the first of a number that the Africa-focused...
May 18, 2015
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National carrier South African Airways (SAA) unveiled a three-year supplier development programme on Monday through which it aimed to ensure that half of all its consumable supplies were procured from black-owned companies by end 2018 – the airline currently procured...
May 18, 2015
Barloworld CE Clive Thomson
With new equipment orders stalling and the Russian market still in a slump, Barloworld found its cheer for the six months ended March 31 from a turnaround in its Iberian business and healthy equipment parts and service sales. The equipment, automotive and logistics...
May 18, 2015
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Two different types of quadcopter RPAs in flight, with the one on the right carrying a camera
While strongly welcoming the promulgation of the new Part 101 of South Africa’s civil aviation regulations, governing the commercial operation of civil remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs) in South Africa, the Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa...
May 18, 2015
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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) announced on Sunday that it was to introduce regulations for the operation of civilian remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS, previously known as unmanned air vehicles, or UAVs, and popularly called drones)....
May 18, 2015
Pedro Pereira
Sales of Chery vehicles have dropped around 20% since peaking in 2011 and 2012, says Pedro Pereira, who is responsible for the Chery, FAW and Foton brands within the Imperial group. All three brands are imported from China.
May 15, 2015
The importance of aviation to Africa was highlighted by International Air Transport Association VP: Africa Raphael Kuuchi at the recent Fourth Aviation Stakeholders Convention. "Aviation plays a vital role in Africa's economic, social and cultural life. Aviation is...
 
 
 
 
May 15, 2015
Niall Lynch
Niall Lynch will take over as CEO of Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) in July next year, replacing Alan Ross, who has served as executive team leader of this company in the Imperial Group for the past 15 years. Lynch, who has been Renault South Africa (SA) MD...
May 15, 2015
Combined Motor Holdings (CMH) CEO Jebb McIntosh expects new-car price increases of around 6% in 2015, compared with an average of 8% in 2014. “In the case of some brands [in 2014] this was as high as 14% for fully imported cars.”
May 15, 2015
While there have been undoubted improvements in aviation safety in Africa, much remains to be done. This was highlighted on Thursday by International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) regional director Eastern and Southern Africa Office Barry Kashambo at the recent...
May 15, 2015
International aviation inflight connectivity company SITA OnAir has developed a product to allow airlines to track their aircraft in flight, wherever they may be throughout the world. This system employs technological infrastructures that already exist or are...
May 15, 2015
CAPACITY ASSESSMENT Freight demand information enables WSP to do a capacity analysis to determine how many vessel berths are going to be needed for the various commodity types coming into the ports
Engineering professional services and consulting firm WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff (WSP) was contracted by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) under the TNPA Managing Contractor Framework Agreement to develop the 2014 National Port Plan (NPP).  Development of this...
May 15, 2015
MiX Telematics, in conjunction with Manspec Selection and Development Services, is developing a smart device app that tests the level of fatigue of truck drivers before they get behind the wheel. The test lasts 40 to 50 seconds, says MiX Telematics sales director...
May 15, 2015
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PROJECT APPROACH Sucessfully upgrading the berth will require using a phased approach with limited construction access minimising disruption to the available quay space at the Port of Durban, which is already under capacity
SSAXSYS JV, a joint venture (JV) between construction group Stefanutti Stocks and enterprise development partner AXSYS Infrastructure has set the completion date for construction at Maydon Wharf, in Durban, in South Africa for December 2016. The contract to start...
May 15, 2015
INCREASED CAPACITY Maersk Line's investment plan will enable it to add capacity in line with growth in global container shipping demand while also replacing less efficient chartered tonnage
Global trade, shipping and energy conglomerate Maersk Line in March this year signed a new building order with shipping and logistics services supplier China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (Cosco) Shipyard for seven 3 600 twenty-foot equivalent container vessels. The...
May 15, 2015
Volvo Cars has unveiled a concept that should please those fortunate enough to make use of a chaffeur. Labelled the Lounge Console, the concept interior design offers business people a compact and versatile solution to expanded storage and comfort, by replacing the...
May 15, 2015
NEGATIVE OIL IMPACT EBH Namibia states that it is aware of the effects that the continued low oil price could have – not only on the downstream oil and gas sector in which it operates but on the Namibian economy as a whole.
Ship repair company Elgin Brown & Hamer (EBH) Namibia predicts that the oil price will most likely stabilise towards the end of 2016. The company states that it is aware of the effects that the continued low oil price could have – not only on the downstream oil and...
 
 
 
 
May 15, 2015
ACCREDITED DCD Marine, has worked hard to ensure that it complies with the highest industry standards
Turnkey ship repair solutions provider DCD Marine Cape Town tells Engineering News that its range of international accreditations has cemented the company’s reputation for sound safety and quality compliance, as well as industry-specific skills sets. The company,...
May 15, 2015
HANDLING EQUIPMENT EXPANDS BLT SA is the exclusive distributors for Samson in sub-Saharan Africa – including its Eco-hoppers – offering a technical advisory, parts and maintenance service.
Environmental pollution caused by fugitive dust, is a major challenge in dry bulk handling, therefore, equipment manufacturer Samson’s Eco-hoppers are fitted with a dust control system that reduces the escape of dust during the grab-discharge cycle....
May 15, 2015
South African Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has urged other African countries to join the eleven (including South Africa) that, in January, decided to liberalize air transport between them and create a single air transport market by 2017. She did so in a speech...
May 14, 2015
Gautrain’s fares are expected to rise by between 4% and 6% effective June 1, Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Dr Ismail Vadi announced on Thursday. The multitiered fare structure introduced last year on the general passenger services remained unchanged, while...
May 14, 2015
Tshwane executive mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa
Presenting a “balance sheet” of the capital city’s shortcomings and achievements, Tshwane executive mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa on Thursday delivered his State of the Capital Address (SoCA) at the city’s iconic Freedom Park, underlining achievements made in the...
May 14, 2015
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President Jacob Zuma
More money was wasted on top of the more than R2-million which the state had to pay for the empty plane that was sent to fetch President Jacob Zuma after a weekend visit to Russia. It has now emerged that four officials had to be sent home on hastily booked...
May 14, 2015
Japanese carmakers Toyota and Nissan have announced a global recall of more than 6.5-million vehicles following concern that consumers could be harmed by faulty airbags. This adds to the more than 17-million vehicles that 10 automakers have recalled since 2008 for...
May 14, 2015
The humble airline meal could be one of the first things to get the boot as South African Express attempts to recover from a massive R206-million net loss. The airline‚ which last year requested a government guarantee to secure a loan‚ presented its 2013/14 financial...
May 14, 2015
The controversy-dogged fisheries department's marine patrol tender is up for grabs again. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries director general Edith Vries told a media briefing on Wednesday - ahead of her department's budget vote in Parliament - that the request for...
May 13, 2015
The FAW 8.140 FL
The current forecast is that FAW Vehicle Manufacturers South Africa (FVMSA) will sell around 1 000 trucks in South Africa this year, up from around 700 units last year, says executive director Richard Leiter. Exports for the first four months of the year have been...
 
 
 
 
May 13, 2015
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President Jacob Zuma
Millions of rands extra had to be spent to get President Jacob Zuma back to South Africa after an official visit to Moscow. By late on Tuesday, it was still not clear when he would land at Waterkloof air force base.
May 13, 2015
A rendtion of the new underpass and straight at Kyalami
LSM Distributors has contracted engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa to undertake the R100-million restoration of the Kyalami racetrack, situated in Midrand. The restoration will assist in re-establishing it as a venue for international motor...
May 12, 2015
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The City of Cape Town has hit back at the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral) attack on the state of the Mother City’s roads, saying the agency is relying on a congestion survey to justify toll plans. This after Sanral described the N1 and N2 as...
May 12, 2015
State-owned Transnet National Port Authority’s (TNPA’s) Dredging Service division launched its 5 500 m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), the Ilembe, at the shipyard of manufacturer Royal IHC, in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, at the weekend.
May 12, 2015
Material shortages and inclement weather have caused some delays‚ but the department of transport and public works is confident that work on the R320 Hemel en Aarde Road will be completed towards the end of 2015. The construction project – which includes upgrading...
 
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