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Feb 12, 2016
Consulting company Aurecon has appointed Carlos Seara as its Angola country manager, effective March 1. Seara, who has over two decades of experience in the engineering industry, would succeed Tony Barreto dos Santos who would retire at the end of the year.
Feb 12, 2016
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has started work on Phase 1 of a R487-million upgrade to the N1 freeway around Cape Town. The main contractor is Martin & East.
Feb 12, 2016
Atterbury Property Developments director Coenie Bezuidenhout
Atterbury Property Developments is developing a R850-million, 103 000 m2 industrial and business park at the intersection of the N3 highway and Rand Airport road, next to the Elandsfontein interchange. Atterbury designed the park on a site it acquired in Gosforth...
Feb 12, 2016
President Jacob Zuma has announced that R7-billion has been committed to new port facilities. Delivering his State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday night, Zuma said government was concerned that South Africa did not own vessels while the country was...
Feb 12, 2016
WIDENING FLEXIBILITY The trailers have a 3-m-wide (2-file) and 4.3-m-wide (2-file) configuration
Lifting, transporting, installing and ballasting solutions provider Ale has expanded its global fleet of trailers and invested in the latest range of widening trailers that can be mechanically widened from 3 m to the desired width for any project. Ale ordered 48 axle...
Feb 12, 2016
The market for the BMW 7 Series in South Africa differs quite significantly from the rest of the world. China, the US and the Middle East almost exclusively buy the long-wheel-base version, using the German manufacturer’s luxury high-end sedan as a chaffeur-driven...
Feb 12, 2016
THREE POWER SOURCES The engine from a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter plane will bring the Bloodhound from standstill to 563 km/h before the H2 O2 rockets are powered
Global industrial and automotive lubricants brand Castrol will be on the forefront of innovation when the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) attempts to break the land speed record by reaching 1 609 km/h this year.
Feb 12, 2016
January new-vehicle sales fell by 6.9%, to 48 615 units, compared with the same month last year. Statistics released by the Department of Trade and Industry show that the domestic new passenger-car market declined by 6.1%, to 34 936 units, compared with 12 months ago.
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Feb 12, 2016
Demand for shipping containers as an alternative building material has increased across South Africa and the continent, with many companies discovering uses for them and a wide variety of creative and socially uplifting applications, from student accommodation to...
Feb 12, 2016
It is highly unlikely that the board of the AB Volvo Group will invest in South Africa in 2016 as it did in 2015, says Volvo Group Southern Africa (VGSA) president Torbjörn Christensson. The truck and heavy equipment group invested more than R100-million in the...
Feb 11, 2016
Kobus van Zyl
Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) announced on Thursday that it had expanded its area of responsibility from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia and Lesotho, to also include Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia, through the formation of the...
Feb 11, 2016
Following six years of negotiations between governments, the aviation industry and environmental group observers, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (Icao) has designed the world’s first carbon dioxide (CO2) efficiency standard for aircraft. The standard,...
Feb 10, 2016
Craig Uren
The price of a new truck in South Africa will probably increase by around 10% in the first half of this year, estimates Isuzu Truck South Africa (ITSA) director and COO Craig Uren, with another 5% possible in the second half of 2016. These general price increases are...
Feb 10, 2016
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The use of an SMS that directs Gauteng e-toll users to pay outstanding fees is illegal, said the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Wednesday. Outa, which changed its name from Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance recently, said it needed the public to...
Feb 09, 2016
Much Asphalt has completed the acquisition of SprayPave, following Competition Commission approval for the transaction, says Much Asphalt MD Bennie Greyling. Much Asphalt is South Africa’s largest manufacturer of asphalt products. The company’s acquisition of...
Feb 09, 2016
The first Gibela train on its way to Wolmerton
Gibela CEO Marc Granger is positive the R51-billion deal that will see the Alstom-led consortium supply 600 new trains, up to 2027, to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), will move ahead swiftly this year. Up to the end of last year, Gibela awaited the...
Feb 09, 2016
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The Roads Agency Limpopo's CEO has been dismissed and two of his colleagues suspended for alleged fraud, corruption, and collusion involving more than R40-million, the agency said on Monday. The trio allegedly flouted supply chain management policies, colluded,...
Feb 08, 2016
The Bloodhound SSC
The Bloodhound project has announced a delay in its attempt to break the land-speed record at Hakskeen Pan, in South Africa. The date for the start of the campaign has been pushed back to 2017. In 2014, it was estimated that the series of runs to break to record...
 
 
 
 
Feb 05, 2016
With “misinformation” over the Wild Coast Road project spreading among the local communities along the route, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has defended the project that it believes will bring substantial benefit to Eastern Cape region. The...
Feb 05, 2016
Feb 05, 2016
The City of Cape Town will issue a tender for the procurement of electric buses for its MyCiTi service, in line with the council’s commitment to lower its carbon footprint, says executive mayor Patricia de Lille. The tender, to be advertised early in February, will...
Feb 05, 2016
TEMPERATURE CONTROL RocTool’s technology enables users to have better control over temperature changes and save valuable production time
Technology and manufacturing solutions provider RocTool last month launched its RocTool Performance Cooling (RPC) unit to complement its induction heating process for plastic injection and composites processes. “This is in keeping with the work that has been done by...
Feb 05, 2016
Sole supplier of Lion detection systems Alco-Safe recently completed the testing of its Lion Detection System (DS-20), which will soon be available for commercial use. The system was tested on privately owned vehicles to resolve any issues before it is made available...
Feb 05, 2016
MARKET INTEREST The Ford Ranger emerged as the best-selling vehicle in December with sales of 2 914 vehicles for the month
Automotive producer Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) says it has “wrapped up an exceptional 2015”, with December sales of 6 345 vehicles bringing the total units sold to 78 471 for the year – the highest to date for the brand in South Africa. Despite the...
Feb 05, 2016
REACHING OUT TO BUSINESSES Industrial Energy Efficiency phase 2 will be introducing a funding mechanism for businesses that require financing for the energy efficiency projects
Resource efficiency programme the National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa (NCPC-SA) will launch Phase 2 of its Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) project, at the Energy Services (Esco) Conference, which takes place on February 17, day two of the 2016 Africa...
Feb 05, 2016
DE AAR SOLAR FARM Bidvest Panalpina Logistics was instrumental in the Northern Cape solar power project
The continuous progression of South Africa’s industrial development zones (IDZs) and special economic zones (SEZs) as well as the implementation of associated legislation are crucial for the sustainable growth of the energy sector, says supply-chain specialist...
Feb 05, 2016
Every day, some 100 000 commercial aviation flights take-off and land, transporting on average one million people and 150 000 t of cargo, over a global network of 54 000 routes. These figures were highlighted by International Air Transport Association (IATA)...
Feb 05, 2016
MAN Truck & Bus has appointed Markus Geyer as MD of the German commercial vehicle manufacturer’s operation in South Africa and the sub-Equatorial region. He will start work in the first quarter of this year. He will take over from Geoff du Plessis, who departed at...
 
 
 
 
Feb 05, 2016
ENHANCED SERVICE The integration of 6Sigma into DCD Marine as in-house engineers has resulted in significantly improved process efficiency
Turnkey ship repair solutions provider DCD Marine Cape Town has enhanced its engineering capacity through a strategic partnership with engineering firm 6Sigma Naval Architects and OffShore Engineering. 6Sigma, established in 2012, provides specialist engineering...
Feb 05, 2016
New truck and bus sales are expected to drop by 1.2% in 2016, to 30 229 units, compared with 2015, says Volvo Group Southern Africa (VGSA) president Torbjörn Christensson. If this happens, it will be a second year of decline for the industry, which saw sales drop...
Feb 05, 2016
The Acting CEO of South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel, Zwelakhe Ntshepe, is “delighted” at his company’s role in helping prepare young South Africans to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He was speaking at the group’s recent...
Feb 05, 2016
SPECIALIST DESIGNER Booyco Engineering specialises in the design, development and manufacture of custom made and specialised mobile air handling systems for special applications
Custom made mobile air-handling systems designer, developer and manufacturer Booyco Engineering is currently working on the manufacturing of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that will be delivered to train manufacturer Bombardier...
Feb 05, 2016
Vehicle manufacturer Volvo Cars and technology group Microsoft are launching a voice control system that will allow Volvo owners to talk to their cars using the Microsoft Band 2 wearable device. The system will allow owners to instruct their vehicle to perform tasks...
Feb 04, 2016
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) on Thursday said it will make submissions to assist the Department of Labour to investigate the wages of taxi drivers and rank marshals. A day after the department launched the probe, provincial chairman...
Feb 03, 2016
Leading US trade officials expressed optimism this week that the conditions would be met by the March 15 deadline for South Africa’s continued preferential access for agricultural products under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). Speaking in Johannesburg...
Feb 03, 2016
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A Denel Aviation Rooivalk helicopter, painted in United Nations white, taking off
South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel reported on Tuesday that it is in advanced discussions with the Department of Defence and the South African Air Force (SAAF) for upgrading the latter’s Denel Aviation Rooivalk attack helicopters. The upgrade...
Feb 02, 2016
With a shift in freight transport from road to rail and a more efficient logistics system providing the backbone for a more competitive economy, the maritime sector, supported by the logistics and transport sectors, is becoming the biggest growth area for the local...
Feb 02, 2016
Transnet CFO Garry Pita
State-owned Transnet has permanently appointed Garry Pita as CFO, effective February 1. Pita, a chartered accountant, was appointed acting CFO in August 2015, succeeding Anoj Singh who was seconded to Eskom.
 
 
 
 
Feb 01, 2016
January new-vehicle sales fell by 6.9%, to 48 615 units, compared with the same month last year. Statistics released by the Department of Trade and Industry on Monday showed that the domestic new passenger-car market declined by 6.1%, to 34 936 units, compared with...
Feb 01, 2016
FAW's plant in the Eastern Cape
FAW Vehicle Manufacturers South Africa (FAW SA) and Associated Motor Holdings (AMH), a member of the JSE-listed Imperial Group, have signed an agreement that will see AMH act as FAW SA’s exclusive sales, parts, service and maintenance partner in Zambia and Malawi....
Feb 01, 2016
Hyundai Automotive South Africa (SA) has announced that it will introduce a manufacturer’s warranty of 7 years, or 200 000 km, on its vehicles, up from the 5 year/150 000 km warranty introduced at the end of 2007. The company believes this “bold and confident new...
Feb 01, 2016
Roger Pitot
The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) would like to see a completely new programme replace the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) when it concludes in 2020, says Naacam adviser Roger Pitot. “We would...
Feb 01, 2016
The National Treasury has announced that State-owned flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) had been given permission by the Minister of Finance to end operations on the Johannesburg-Abu Dhabi route. The airline started flying this route in March last year, in a...
 
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