http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.67Change: -0.10
R/$ = 12.36Change: -0.11
Au 1159.87 $/ozChange: -11.89
Pt 1076.00 $/ozChange: -12.50
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Back
Jul 02, 2015
Updated 58 minutes ago There was a good chance the Putco employees who had not been transferred to other parts of the business would be retrenched if Autopax did not incorporate them into their own business, the Labour Court in Johannesburg heard on Thursday. Submissions by Putco and...
Jul 02, 2015
Updated 2 hours 43 minutes ago From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. South African Airways Technical is seeking to grow its business. Keith Campbell reports. Keith Campbell: South African Airways Technical, or SAAT, is the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul...
Jul 02, 2015
Updated 4 hours ago New car sales, which fell by 4.8% in June compared with June last year, are the latest victim of economic uncertainty. Simphiwe Nghona, the executive head for motor retail at Wesbank, talking to ANA about new car sales figures released by the National Association of...
Jul 01, 2015
National carrier South African Airways (SAA) and Air Mauritius have concluded an agreement that will see a broadening of their codeshare agreement to enhance greater connectivity between the continent, South Africa, Mauritius and other intercontinental routes. “The...
Jul 01, 2015
The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (Gibela) reported on Wednesday that it would begin building a
R1-billion factory complex at Dunnottar, in the Gauteng metropolitan area of Ekurhuleni, during the third quarter of 2015. The 85 000m2 factory was being established to...
Jul 01, 2015
US aerospace giant Boeing predicts, in its latest commercial market forecast, that over the next 20 years Africa (excluding Egypt, which the manufacturer includes in the Middle East) will need 1 170 aeroplanes, worth $160-billion. VP: Boeing International - Africa...
Jul 01, 2015
South Africa's new vehicle sales fell by 4.8% year-on-year to 50 251 units in June, data from the trade department showed on Wednesday. Exports however grew 33.8% year-on-year to 31 422 units, the department said.
Jul 01, 2015
Bus operator AutoPax was unable to start its engines on its first day in Mamelodi amid protests from taxi operators in a move that left scores of commuters stranded across the sprawling township. Autopax buses took over Putco routes after the latter’s decision not to...
Jul 01, 2015
Jul 01, 2015
Jun 30, 2015
Jun 30, 2015
Article contains comments
 
 
 
Jun 30, 2015
Comair CEO Erik Venter
Banking giant Nedbank announced on Tuesday that it would provide a R2.1-billion boost for airliner Comair’s ongoing fleet upgrade programme over the next year. The bank would finance the next four Boeing 737-800 aircraft set for delivery in tranches from August to...
Jun 30, 2015
SAA acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout
South African Airways (SAA), the country’s State-owned flag carrier, does not think that it will need any more State financial guarantees to ensure its liquidity. This was reported by SAA acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout at a media briefing at the company’s head office,...
Jun 30, 2015
Putco will not be renewing three of its contracts with the Gauteng department of transport in parts of Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and Sedibeng municipalities as of Wednesday July 1, the bus company says. "We are confident that the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport...
Jun 30, 2015
Ashok Thakur
India’s largest utility vehicle and tractor producer, Mahindra & Mahindra, has established a new business unit specifically focussed on emerging opportunities in Africa. The African business unit will be headed by current Mahindra South Africa (MSA) CEO Ashok Thakur,...
Jun 30, 2015
Mahindra South Africa (MSA) hopes to see between 20% and 25% growth in sales in the current financial year compared with the previous financial year, “this despite the local market declining”, says CEO Ashok Thakur. MSA sold around 4 000 units in the previous...
Jun 29, 2015
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Jun 26, 2015
Article contains comments
The Automobile Association expressed concern on Friday that the Gautrain subsidy has reached R1.5-billion, saying it could fund the entire Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP). Reacting to the announcement made by Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi at a business...
Jun 26, 2015
RwandAir has signed a deal with a regional African bank for a $160-million loan as part of the financing to buy two aircraft from Airbus, the airline and the bank said on Thursday. The loan will be arranged by the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development...
Jun 26, 2015
To fast-track high-level private sector investment in Africa’s regional infrastructure, top global and African CEOs launched the Continental Business Network (CBN) – an exclusive infrastructure investment advisory platform for African heads of State – earlier this...
Jun 26, 2015
Remodelling public–private partnerships (PPPs), financing rail infrastructure and light rail as an alternative for passengers and intermodal networks for supply chain efficiency are a few of the topics that will be covered at the eighteenth yearly Africa Rail 2015...
 
 
 
 
Jun 26, 2015
Major global aircraft manufacturer Airbus Commercial Aircraft is maintaining a steady course. "I don't have any big news, good or bad," company President and CEO Fabrice Brégier told international aviation journalists in Toulouse, France, at the company’s recent...
Jun 26, 2015
ANDRE VAN DER WALT SMEC South Africa is confident that the market in Africa will continue to grow, with many projects ready to get under way
There are abundant project opportunities for consulting engineers in Africa, as many countries on the continent are embarking on power generation infrastructure development projects, says multinational consulting engineering firm SMEC South Africa (SMEC SA), which...
Jun 26, 2015
MEASURING DEVICES Bosch has released a mobile app that enables the measurements made with measuring devices to be sent and used directly on the app for accuracy and on-site quoting
Industrial tool manufacturer Bosch has increased the compatibility of many batteries in its range of blue industrial power tools and has released mobile-device applications (apps) for users of the tools, says Bosch South Africa training manager Peter du Bruyn. Many...
Jun 26, 2015
The new Nissan Navara has been launched onto the global market, but Nissan South Africa (NSA) will only know in August whether the local Rosslyn plant will assemble the one-ton pickup. The NSA plant currently produces the old NP300 Hardbody one-ton bakkie, as well as...
Jun 26, 2015
VISHAAL LUTCHMAN A clear vision will unify the motivations of different sectors
South Africa’s numerous rail upgrade plans are not guided by a coherent, high-level, overarching strategy, the lack of which may lead to poor implementation, advises engineering and professional services consulting firm WSP Group Africa regional director Vishaal...
Jun 26, 2015
Weakening African currencies have made it more attractive for many economies on the continent to buy second-hand trucks from South Africa, rather than imported vehicles, says Volvo Group South-East Africa president Torbjörn Christensson. Second-hand trucks from South...
Jun 26, 2015
The mandate of local government has expanded greatly over the last ten years, and now includes more comprehensive operational responsibilities, as well as new ones, such as air quality management, says KPMG South Africa City Centre of Excellence associate director...
Jun 26, 2015
FUEL RETAIL Africa’s fuel demand is forecast to increase by 50% in the next ten years, driven by economic developments happening on the continent
The profitability of the fuel retail industry has increased steadily before and after the global recession, while prospects remain robust for the industry throughout Africa, says Barclays Africa local division Absa fuel industry business development manager James...
Jun 26, 2015
CIRCUIT BREAKER TEAM Malebo Kgamedi and her circuit breaker assembly team
Italian electronic components subsidiary Microelettrica Scientifica South Africa is producing components and electrical equipment with local content of between 50% and 90% based on non-negotiable economic drivers. This approach has benefited the parent company...
Jun 26, 2015
SPECIAL ABILITY The flash butt rail welder can perform a closure weld
Local partner and agent for Plasser & Theurer Track, maintenance equipment manufacturer Plasser South Africa (SA), has submitted a tender to provide State-owned rail utility Transnet with three flash butt rail-welding machines, Plasser SA spokesperson Tamsin Louw...
 
 
 
 
Jun 26, 2015
TEDDY DAKA Ansys has diversified its product offering into areas such as telecommunications and mining
Niche technology engineering firm Ansys reported in May that it had increased its rail revenue from R37-million in 2014 to R94-million in 2015.
Jun 26, 2015
Despite a domestic new vehicle market struggling to remain in positive territory this year, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) aims to increase sales of its AMG performance brand by 32% this year. This will add to the 63% growth seen from 2013 to 2014, when sales...
Jun 26, 2015
DE BUYS SCOTT Less than half of the existing fleet is operable
State-owned rail operator the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) rolling stock fleet renewal programme will provide a vital boost for South Africa’s economy and help establish a meaningful passenger railway industry in the country, says consultancy and...
Jun 26, 2015
FAY MUKADDAM New rolling stock is a priority when upgrading rail facilities
If South Africa enhances its railway capacity and is the only country to do so in the Southern Africa region, without attending to north–south, inter-State rail corridors, the benefits of the country’s planned rail upgrades will be a lot less significant, says...
Jun 26, 2015
While the South African government has finally indicated its support for a road-to-rail policy, which involves significant upgrades of South Africa’s rail facilities to encourage their being used more for goods and passenger transport than automotive transport,...
Jun 26, 2015
With billions of rands being invested in South Africa’s rail infrastructure over the next three years, the country must consider ways of ensuring the reliability, efficiency and longevity of these assets as part of this development, suggests petrochemicals major...
Jun 26, 2015
Local consulting engineering firm UWP Consulting South Africa (SA) says that its Tanzania-based practice UWP Consulting Tanzania, which was established about ten years ago, is doing well in the country, where it has successfully completed roads and water projects...
Jun 26, 2015
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has introduced advanced automated robot technology in its paint shop – in the base coat interior painting process – which has reduced hazardous waste and increased painting efficiency, while also improving quality and consistency....
Jun 25, 2015
Electric vehicles are likely to exceed two-million units globally by 2020, as deteriorating air quality levels in highly industrialised nations force governments to introduce radical measures to limit emissions, consulting firm Frost & Sullivan said on Thursday....
Jun 24, 2015
Article contains comments
South Africa’s automotive leather interior industry is in trouble. Employment at tanneries and sewing plants has been cut in half from 9 242 people in 2005, to 4 806 in 2015, says industrial value chain economist David Bezuidenhout. Bezuidenhout has been a consultant...
 
 
 
 
Jun 24, 2015
Article contains comments
The high court in Pretoria has declared that the extension of the eNaTIS system contract from 2010 to 2015 by former transport department director-general George Mahlalela was invalid from the date of extension. Tasima was awarded the tender to operate‚ manage and...
Jun 23, 2015
Jun 23, 2015
A Boeing 737 airliner undergoing MRO at SAAT
South African Airways Technical (SAAT), the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) subsidiary of the South African Airways (SAA) group, is pushing strongly into the African market. This was reported at a media briefing on Tuesday by SAAT head of department:...
Jun 23, 2015
Gauteng would continue to facilitate job-creating investment in the economy, said Economic Development and Agriculture and Rural Development MEC Lebogang Maile on Tuesday, highlighting that it had secured significant funds for key projects earmarked for the 2015/16...
Jun 23, 2015
Iata CEO Tony Tyler
African governments must remove taxes on aviation fuel to create jobs, help carriers grow and make air travel more affordable, the chief executive of the industry's worldwide trade body said on Tuesday. Tony Tyler, of the International Air Transport Association...
 
First
Prev
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next Last
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96