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Sep 01, 2014
Updated 1 hour 40 minutes ago E-tolls in Gauteng will cripple South Africa's economy, the Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) said on Monday. "This will cripple the economy of Gauteng and indeed South Africa as a whole," JPSA chairperson Howard Dembovsky told public hearings in Midrand on the...
Sep 01, 2014
Updated 2 hours 8 minutes ago In its first appointment of a female to head up the continent’s biggest and busiest airport, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has named Bongiwe Pityi as the new GM of OR Tambo International Airport, with effect from September 1. An attorney of the High Court of...
Sep 01, 2014
Updated 2 hours 22 minutes ago Low-cost Pan-African airline fastjest has launched flights between Dar es Salaam,  Tanzania, and Entebbe, Uganda, marking the opening of the first direct air link between the two African capitals and the fourth international route offered by the airline. Noting that...
Sep 01, 2014
The M4 SUV
Updated 2 hours 37 minutes ago Great Wall Motors South Africa (GWM SA) has dropped the price on many of its vehicles by between R5 000 and R30 000. COO Warren Olson says this move is not linked to declining sales at the Chinese importer, but rather Super Group taking a controlling interest in the...
Sep 01, 2014
Updated 5 hours ago Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move...
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) will see its exports into Africa drop by around 20% this year over last year, owing largely to policy changes in Algeria and Nigeria. TSAM president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl says the Algerian government has shifted its support for...
Aug 29, 2014
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Business does not support the view that it should absorb the cost of e-tolling, Business Unity South Africa (Busa) said on Friday. "Business has always indicated its willingness to come on board and to explore the funding mechanism [for the improvement of Gauteng's...
Aug 29, 2014
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Aug 29, 2014
It is clear that government’s proposed Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS) does not plan to incentivise the status quo, says National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa director Nico Vermeulen. Truck...
Aug 29, 2014
Component manufacturer Metair has reported a 32% increase in revenue for the six months ended June 30, to R3.23-billion, compared with the same period last year. Operating profit was up 16%, to R319-million. These interim results included the first full-period...
Aug 28, 2014
TSAM president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl
The South African new vehicle market was likely to reach around 630 000 units in 2014, down from the 650 000 units recorded in 2013, said Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl on Thursday. Van Zyl was also president of the National...
Aug 28, 2014
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Applications to keep certain court documents on the N1/N2 Winelands Toll Highway project secret were dismissed by the Western Cape High Court on Thursday. However, Judge Ashley Binns-Ward made orders that would effectively keep certain information under wraps until...
Aug 28, 2014
Rory Schulz
The board of UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) on Thursday announced the resignation of MD Jacques Carelse.   Long-time UD employee, corporate planning and marketing GM, Rory Schulz, was appointed as acting MD while the process started to appoint a new MD. The...
Aug 28, 2014
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The fuel levy is not an effective means of funding improvements to Gauteng's freeways, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) said on Thursday. "The fuel levy just spreads the burden among the entire population... roads have not really benefited from the fuel...
Aug 28, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
Low-cost pan-African airline fastjet on Wednesday announced that it had established a company in Kenya, which had already submitted its Air Service Licence (ASL) application to the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA). Fastjet held 49% in the new company, fastjet...
Aug 27, 2014
The JSE-listed Imperial group breached the R100-billion revenue mark for the first time in the past financial year, ended June 30. Revenue was up 12% on the previous financial year, to R103.6-billion, with operating profit up 2%, to R6.2-billion.
Aug 27, 2014
The MyCiTi bus service is Cape Town's biggest black economic empowerment (BEE) project, mayor Patricia de Lille said on Wednesday. "To date, the MyCiTi project has seen an overall investment of R6.5-billion by the city as part of our commitment to infrastructure-led...
 
 
 
 
Aug 27, 2014
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The national fuel levy offered a better source of revenue for the improvement and maintenance of Gauteng's freeways, the National Council of Trade Unions (Nactu) said on Wednesday. "If you look at the past few years... the fuel levy has contributed over R40-billion...
Aug 27, 2014
Matola Coal Terminal
ASX-, Aim- and JSE-listed Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) has reached a $10-million agreement with Grindrod subsidiaries Grindrod Corridor Management and Terminal de Carvão da Matola for the settlement of historic and future liabilities relating to CoAL’s take or...
Aug 26, 2014
As rail transporters Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and Swaziland Railway take the Swaziland Rail Link project, which was expected to eliminate non-coal traffic on the export channel from the Mpumalanga coalfields to Richards Bay, into the feasibility front-end loading...
Aug 26, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
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The advisory panel looking into the socioeconomic impact of e-tolls in Gauteng would start a month-long consultations process with organisations and individuals on Wednesday. Through the hearings, to be held at the Gautrain offices, in Midrand, the panel would seek...
Aug 25, 2014
As the construction of Rustenburg’s new public transport infrastructure continues “apace”, the city’s bus rapid transport (BRT) project team said on Monday that the first of the four-phase BRT network would be launched on three separate dates in early 2016. ...
Aug 25, 2014
There are around 190 telematics service providers in South Africa, says Regent Insurance commercial vehicles national manager Wayne Rautenbach. Telematics, broadly speaking and in this context, refers to the remote monitoring of a vehicle, such as tracking a stolen...
Aug 25, 2014
The City of Cape Town has taken public transport to the next level with the launch of its first green transport facility. The Wallacedene taxi rank is the first public transport facility in the country to be regarded as a green building -- from its foundation to the...
Aug 22, 2014
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been crowned the best-quality passenger car in South Africa, followed by the C-Class Coupé and the C-Class petrol model. This title has been awarded by research house Ipsos, based on telephonic interviews conducted with new vehicle...
Aug 22, 2014
A R1.4-billion contract, awarded by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to Durban-based Southern African Shipyards, for the supply of nine tugboats for South Africa’s harbours got under way this week with the cutting of the first steel. The tugboats would...
 
 
 
 
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 22, 2014
MODDERFONTEIN NEW CITY Modderfontein New City will aim to exemplify an integrated city node and improve infrastructure utilisation through mixed-use spaces
The multibillion-rand development of the Zendai Modderfontein New City, east of Johannesburg, will aim to exemplify an integrated city node, says property group Zendai South Africa COO Wenhui Du. The development will focus on the Modderfontein Gautrain station to be...
Aug 22, 2014
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) hopes to have finalised regulations for the flying of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) – also designated Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) and popularly called drones – in the country’s civilian airspace by the end...
Aug 22, 2014
HYUNDAI HD TRUCKS Hyundai has only two right-hand-drive models in South Africa; the 3 t HD 65 and the 4 t HD 72
Automotive manufacturer Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s commercial vehicles division’s greatest challenge is creating brand awareness, says Hyundai Automotive South Africa commercial vehicles GM Danie de Beer, who adds that the problem is compounded by the lack...
Aug 22, 2014
STEVEN SUTHERLAND From a risk perspective, it is important to be cognisant of the valuable goods on trailers
JSE- and NYSE-listed fleet and mobile asset management solutions provider MiX Telematics plans to move into load management, assisting with the safe transportation of goods being moved by trailer. MiX Telematics Africa sales director Steven Sutherland explains that,...
Aug 22, 2014
PRODUCT OFFERING SKF engineers and manufactures commercial-vehicle OEM-approved wheel bearings, heavy-duty tensioners and universal joints
Technology company SKF South Africa, which is celebrating its centenary this year, is improving its commercial vehicle product range, particularly US truck products, explains SKF automotive division manager Gary Czapski. “South Africa’s truck fleets predominantly...
Aug 22, 2014
European airliner manufacturer Airbus’ latest design, the A350 XWB, recently completed a short period of flight tests in South Africa. The aircraft involved, MSN5, was undertaking route proving trials in order to demonstrate the new type’s readiness to carry out...
Aug 22, 2014
Nameplate Centre services a large segment of the mining, construction, government, metropolitan, municipal and sub-Saharan African region with visibility signage, safety equipment and branding. Established in May this year, the company specialises in creating road or...
Aug 22, 2014
Current expectations in the automotive industry are for the domestic new vehicle market to decline to around 619 000 units in 2014, down from the 651 745 units sold in 2013, says Absa vehicle and asset finance head Wessel Steffens. “Interest-rate sensitive sectors...
Aug 22, 2014
Renault South Africa (SA) has had a good year to date. Sales for the first half of the year reached 8 272 units, up 83% on last year’s 4 515 new vehicles, this while the country’s new vehicle market has moved into negative territory for the year. Renault SA MD...
 
 
 
 
Aug 22, 2014
South Africa’s new vehicle business market declined by 14.5% for the first seven months of the year compared with the same period last year, says Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance business markets head Toni Fritz. The used vehicle business market dropped by...
Aug 22, 2014
Tata Motors South Africa (TMSA) hopes to double its annual output at its Rosslyn truck plant, in Pretoria, over the next two years, says CEO Ashish Sharma. Current output is around 1 000 trucks a year, on a single shift. The Tata truck plant opened in 2011, producing...
Aug 22, 2014
DASHBOARD CONVERSION Part of the dashboard is manufactured in South Africa, but the bulk of the dashboard is original, which is cut and reassembled
Richards Bay-based US car import and sales company US Trucks aims to establish its second service centre in Gauteng, which is a market that represents nearly 80% of the company’s sales, US Trucks partner Thinus de Beer tells Engineering News. The new service centre...
Aug 22, 2014
UK-based global defence group BAE Systems is to sell its South African armoured and mine-protected vehicle and related systems subsidiary BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (LSSA) to South Africa’s State-owned defence group Denel. LSSA is located in Benoni, east...
Aug 21, 2014
The R120-million second phase of the R500-million N12 freeway rehabilitation project has kicked off, with the upgrade stretching from Eldorado Park to Zuurbekom, near Soweto. The R374-million upgrade of the major dual carriageway from Zuurbekom, south of Lenasia, to...
 
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