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Nov 28, 2014
Systems Automation and Management Durban manager Weyers van der Merwe, Richards Bay dry bulk terminal manager Mandla Mpungose and Umfolozi TVET college principal Sam Zungu.
The handover of specialised computer equipment to the Umfolozi Technical and Vocational Education and Training College would address one of the greatest challenges faced by Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) at the Port of Richards Bay – a lack of skills in a highly...
Nov 28, 2014
In a move likely to hearten Gauteng commuters who spend rush hour stuck behind big trucks, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Friday said her department was looking at restricting heavy vehicles during these times. "The department is considering some form of...
Nov 28, 2014
While Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) did not have “significant issues” with power supply in Gauteng, it was a different story in the Eastern Cape, said FMCSA and American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa president Jeff Nemeth earlier this month....
Nov 28, 2014
In 2000, exports into Africa from South Africa represented less than 5% of the turnover of Federal Mogul Motorparts Africa, with sales largely centred around Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. Today, African exports represent 30% of sales, with trade expanded...
Nov 28, 2014
INTEGRATED PUBLIC TRANSPORT GO!Durban will comprise a network of rail, road and nonmotorised transport systems
The GO!Durban Empowerment Charter, part of Durban’s integrated rapid public transport network (IRPTN), was launched on October 21, by the eThekwini municipality.
Nov 28, 2014
All development policies in Mozambique are focused on two major issues: poverty reduction and social and economic infrastructure development. This was recently affirmed by the Rector of Mozambique's Higher Institute of International Relations, Dr Patricio José....
Nov 28, 2014
DISCUSSIONS All three parties do not want to delay this process and therefore delay the delivery of the public transport service to the people
Closely following the launch of the Yarona brand name and logo earlier in October, Rustenburg Rapid Transport (RRT) announced the formal signing of the Negotiation Framework Agreement (NFA) between the Rustenburg local municipality (RLM) and the taxi and bus...
Nov 28, 2014
BUS RAPID TRANSIT BRT operators need to ensure that the planned maintenance programmes are constantly adhered to, without allowing complacency to set in
Focusing on the current positive and successful developments in South Africa’s public-transport sector is the key to its success and the success of future developments, according to professional services firm KPMG.
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Nov 28, 2014
The Toyota Imperial Hilux team needs to shave 70 minutes off its time in the 2014 Dakar Rally to win the 2015 event. So far, the team has managed to cut around 60 minutes, estimates team principal Glyn Hall.
Nov 27, 2014
South Africa’s Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
South Africa’s Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has emphasised the role of the private sector in delivering the 51 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (Pida) projects, collectively valued at $68-billion, being prioritised for implementation by 2020....
Nov 27, 2014
Gauteng Premier David Makhura
Gauteng premier David Makhura will receive a report from the e-toll review advisory panel on November 30, the provincial government said on Thursday. The media was invited to attend the hand over which would take place in Parktown, Johannesburg, spokesman Mohlalefi...
Nov 27, 2014
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Gibela CEO Marc Granger
Making quick work of its ten-year R51-billion contract to supply South Africa’s Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) with 600 trains, rail company Gibela has unveiled the first completed car body-shell at major shareholder Alstom’s Lapa manufacturing...
Nov 26, 2014
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Nov 25, 2014
Bill Ford
South Africa remained an important manufacturing and export platform for Ford Motor Company, said executive chairperson Bill Ford in Dubai last week, speaking during a media round table. However, he added that other countries on the continent were “becoming...
Nov 25, 2014
Acting SAA CEO Nico Bezuidenhout
The South African Airways (SAA) board stood by its appointment of Nico Bezuidenhout as acting chief executive officer (CEO), it said on Tuesday. "The board of South African Airways stands by its decision to appoint Mr Nico Bezuidenhout as acting chief executive...
Nov 24, 2014
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Outgoing VWSA MD David Powels
Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) has named engineer and Volkswagen Group (VWAG) foreign plants production head Thomas Schäfer as its new MD, following the planned deployment of current MD David Powels as president of VW Brazil, from February next year. Schäfer had been...
Nov 24, 2014
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Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has approved the new Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles – Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS) guidelines aimed at stimulating investment into the production of these vehicles in South Africa. The MHCV-AIS, which was a...
Nov 24, 2014
South Africa’s rail network fell victim to a total of 4 703 separate “security-related incidents”, which largely comprised acts of vandalism and theft, in the 2013/14 financial period – denoting a 14% jump in the number of similar occurrences in the prior year, the...
 
 
 
 
Nov 24, 2014
Egypt will use machines made by a German firm to bore at least four tunnels under the Suez Canal, part of an $8-billion project to expand the waterway that the government hopes will raise revenues and foreign currency reserves. Unlisted Herrenknecht AG was discussing...
Nov 24, 2014
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The DA on Sunday called on South African Airways (SAA) to suspend its acting chief executive Nico Bezuidenhout pending the outcome of an inquiry into his appointment. "Reports today confirm that Bezuidenhout has misled SAA and does not hold a BCom degree or an MBA as...
Nov 21, 2014
BMW South Africa (SA) has signed a power purchasing agreement with energy company Bio2Watt. The offtake partnership will bring renewable energy to the carmaker’s Rosslyn plant, north of Pretoria.
Nov 21, 2014
Engineering support services company Babcock Africa, sole importer and distributor of DAF trucks to the Southern African market, announced in October that it had established a dedicated finance company, Babcock Financial Services (BFS). “This development will give...
Nov 21, 2014
Logistics services provider DHL launched two new facilities, in Plumbago Business Park, east of Johannesburg, for its Supply Chain and Global Forwarding divisions last month.
Nov 21, 2014
FASTENING SYSTEM Gantrail MK7 has been designed specifically for crane rail fastening applications in facilities that use cranes for their operations
Automated warehouses, steel mills, power stations, airports, wastewater treatment works, harbours and container handling depots can cut production time losses, when cranes fail, as engineering company Horne Group is now distributing a crane rail fastening system that...
Nov 21, 2014
“Based on the information available to us at present, we would strongly recommend that fleet managers budget for a 12% to 13% increase in fuel [prices] for 2015,” says Eqstra Fleet Management (EFM) MD Murray Price. In its review of fuel prices over the past few...
Nov 21, 2014
Domestic new truck sales ticked up 4.7% month-on-month in October, with sales of 2 876 units. According to the latest statistics released by the Department of Trade and Industry, the truck market is up 2.09% for the first ten months of the year compared with the same...
Nov 21, 2014
Public confidence in Gauteng tender processes is expected to improve with the newly launched Gauteng Open Tender Process, which will be the piloted by the provincial Department of Roads and Transport.
Nov 21, 2014
The Imperial Group expects earnings in the 2015 financial year to mirror that of the 2014 financial year. CEO Mark Lamberti says Imperial anticipates earnings in the current six months to decline on the prior year, as the impact of the weak rand on the vehicle...
 
 
 
 
Nov 21, 2014
A $5.45-million plant to assemble Hyundai light motor vehicles was officially opened by outgoing Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on November 6. Located in the town of Matola in Maputo province, the plant has been erected by the Somyoung consortium, which is a...
Nov 21, 2014
The current pessimism in the private sector can be attributed to the state of the South African economy which, in turn, has led to a lack of employment in the sector, says Imperial Fleet Management, part of the Imperial industrial services and retail group, CEO...
Nov 21, 2014
The multipurpose trade between South Africa and West Africa is expected to grow in 2015 as a result of South African companies strengthening their footprint in the West African market and becoming globally competitive, says multipurpose vessel owner Safmarine MPV.
Nov 21, 2014
HOT ROLLED BARS ArcelorMittal supplies hot rolled steel, pickled and oiled steel, cold rolled steel and electro galvanised steel to the automotive industry
Multinational steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal South Africa supplies around 170 to 180 kiloton of flat steel products to the country’s vehicle manufacturers. “This is as part of our strategy to continue our good relationship with the automotive industry,” says...
Nov 21, 2014
The story of the salvage of the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia, which took place from May 2012 to July 2014 (the refloated ship was towed into Genoa harbour on July 27, and is now being scrapped) is well known in general outline, as is the fact that the Salvage...
Nov 21, 2014
The multi-million rand construction programme for the Rustenburg Rapid Transport (RRT) network has made significant headway this year, and continues to create jobs for the local communities, despite a few challenges, says RRT design and construction manager Amogelang...
Nov 20, 2014
There were signs of progress this week on the long-awaited Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (T-FTA), which has been under discussion between the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community and the Southern African Development Community...
Nov 20, 2014
Ethiopian Airlines hopes a decision to open up intra-African aviation routes will be fully implemented in 2015, the airline's chief executive said on Thursday. Many African states adopted the Yamoussoukro Decision in 1999 to open up intra-African aviation routes but...
Nov 20, 2014
Port operator APM Terminals, a unit of shipping and oil conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk, said on Thursday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the government in Ghana for an expansion of the Tema Port. APM Terminals said the agreement included a "private...
Nov 20, 2014
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Whether or not government takes on a strategic business partner for embattled carrier South African Airways (SAA) remains under discussion, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Thursday. "It will come out in terms of a process that is happening in SAA at...
 
 
 
 
Nov 20, 2014
China Railway Construction Corp has signed a deal worth nearly $12-billion with Nigeria to build a railway along the West African nation's coast, Chinese state news agency Xinhua said on Thursday. The announcement comes shortly after Mexico abruptly scrapped a...
Nov 20, 2014
Nov 19, 2014
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Sanral CEO Nazir Alli
Billing errors associated with Gauteng’s e-tolling system are not a reflection of the efficacy of the tolling system itself but are rather the result of an outdated electronic national administration traffic information system (eNaTIS), South African National Roads...
Nov 19, 2014
Iveco South Africa (SA) Works’ new truck and bus assembly plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria, would be fully operational by June next year, chairperson Dr Anna Mokgokong said on Wednesday, adding that the plant, where some assembly has already started, would be officially...
Nov 19, 2014
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In its interrogation of the impact of the e-toll system on Gauteng, the Advisory Panel on the Socioeconomic Impact of E-tolls says it will not only focus on the economic arguments made in respect of the payment recovery mechanism, but will also focus on the...
 
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