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Aug 03, 2015
An Airbus A340-600 of SAA
Updated 1 hour 35 minutes ago South African Airways (SAA) started its new route between Johannesburg and Washington DC via Accra, Ghana, on Sunday. The inaugural flight carried Ghanaian Transportation Minister Dzifa Aku Attivor, as well as other dignitaries, on the Accra-Washington leg and was...
Aug 03, 2015
Updated 2 hours 3 minutes ago Barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might help unravel the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board. Malaysia said on Sunday the piece...
Aug 03, 2015
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters
Updated 4 hours ago Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has asked the auditor general’s (AG) office to conduct a forensic investigation into allegations of financial mismanagement at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). Peters has commissioned the AG’s office – a Chapter Nine...
Jul 31, 2015
Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370. Malaysian investigators...
Jul 31, 2015
A new direct MyCiti route from Dunoon to Century City through the Omuramba station, in Cape Town, will be opened on August 1, along with six new stations. The City of Cape Town’s bus rapid transit system’s T04 trunk route would culminate in the public transport...
Jul 31, 2015
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Former PRASA CEO Lucky Montana
Former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) boss Lucky Montana on Thursday laid fraud charges against two executives and a board member of the state-owned company, as well as two directors of a private security company. The charges were laid at the Hillbrow...
Jul 31, 2015
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Daimler truck test engineer Dirk Stranz pushes one button and then retracts his hands from the steering wheel of the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. “And now the truck is driving itself.” It is unsettling to see the steering wheel move unaided as the truck gently...
Jul 30, 2015
GIBELA MANUFACTURING FACILITY The R1-billion manufacturing facility in Dunnottar, Johannesburg, will have a dedicated training facility, which will train 19 000 artisans
State-owned passenger rail operator the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) R51-billion locomotive build programme, which is being carried out by black-empowered locomotive manufacturer Gibela Rail Consortium, will need about 1 375 skilled artisans to...
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Jul 30, 2015
BREAKING RECORDS Transnet spent a record R33.6-billion on capital investments, R14.5-billion of which was invested in new infrastructure and equipment
State-owned rail company Transnet has increased its capital investment spend by 5.7% year-on-year, achieving a record R33.6-billion investment for the 2014/2015 financial year, the company announced at its financial year-end results earlier this month. A breakdown of...
Jul 30, 2015
APPROACHING THE FINISHING LINE Transnet will reach its goal of expanding the capacity of the Richards Bay corridor to 81-million tons a year next year
State-owned rail company Transnet would reach its goal of expanding the capacity of the Richards Bay corridor to 81-million tons a year in 2016, said Transnet GM commercial Divyesh Kalan at the second yearly Coal Transportation Africa Summit, which took place in...
Jul 30, 2015
Norwegian shipping liner Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has reached a settlement agreement with the Competition Commission for contravening the Competition Act, agreeing to pay an administrative penalty of R95.7-million. This settlement followed the...
Jul 30, 2015
Comair-operated low-cost South African airliner kulula.com is preparing to take delivery of the final two of six new Boeing 737-800 aircraft in August and October. With the 2009 order now completed, the end of 2015 would see the more environment-friendly new fleet...
Jul 30, 2015
Hino has embarked on a strategy to become the number one truck brand in South Africa by 2020, says Hino South Africa (SA) VP Ernie Trautmann. Hino is currently placed third in the market, trailing Mercedes-Benz and Isuzu Trucks.
Jul 30, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
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The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) will embark on strike action in the Western Cape in August if its Section 77 Application against Metrorail is not dealt with urgently, it said on Thursday. That means 220 000 members will strike in the Western Cape...
Jul 30, 2015
Possible wreckage from missing Flight MH370
Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370. The object, which appeared to...
Jul 30, 2015
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PRASA's head of engineering services Daniel Mthimkhulu appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's court on Wednesday on a charge of fraud and uttering relating to his qualification, the National Prosecuting Authority in Gauteng said. Uttering is the crime of using a...
Jul 29, 2015
Transnet has won the 2014 Nkonki State-Owned Company (SOC) Integrated Reporting Award for the best performer. Assurance and advisory firm Nkonki on Wednesday released the findings of its 2015 review of integrated reporting by South African SOCs. The report, titled...
 
 
 
 
Jul 29, 2015
Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has begun the second phase of its aluminium localisation initiative, the company’s strategic business development, procurement and export manager Philip Jooste, told the National Localisation Indaba, in Durban, on Tuesday. This...
Jul 29, 2015
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A glitch in a law that would halt the issuing of vehicle licence discs to drivers with unpaid e-toll bills means non-compliant Gauteng road users won’t have anything to fear – for now. The Department of Transport’s Gazette 38997, released on 17 July 2015, referenced...
Jul 28, 2015
Transnet National Ports Authority CIO Mmutle Lentle
State-owned enterprise Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) new Web-based integrated port management system (IPMS) went live on July 26 at the Port of Durban, with crude oil tanker Colorado being the first vessel to be brought into the port using the new...
Jul 28, 2015
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South Africa’s automotive industry is not in crisis – but there is a very real danger that inertia could see it regress into lightweight assembly rather than claim its place as a globally competitive vehicle manufacturer. Speaking at the National Localisation Indaba,...
Jul 28, 2015
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Ahead of the start of construction of the Gibela Rail Transport Consortium’s R1-billion modern manufacturing facility and ancillary supplier business park, in Dunnottar, on the East Rand, the company gathered in excess of 450 aspiring contractors at a sector-specific...
Jul 28, 2015
Enhancements to the Gautrain service will see users gain access to the rapid-rail link by tapping their local or international bank-issued contactless credit and debit cards at the fare gates – instead of their Gautrain gold cards – provided they are compliant with...
Jul 28, 2015
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Former PRASA CEO Lucky Montana
South African President Jacob Zuma should fire Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) board chairman Popo Molefe and reinstate fired CEO Lucky Montana to restore order at the rail organisation, the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union said on...
Jul 28, 2015
The Competition Commission said on Tuesday that it had prohibited Raumix Aggregates, a subsidiary of the Raubex Group, from acquiring OMV Kimberley and OMV Kimberley Mining, collectively known as the OMV Group. Post-merger, Raumix, and ultimately Raubex, would have...
Jul 27, 2015
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The State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) on Monday confirmed it had received an official resignation letter from its rail division’s former head of engineering services Daniel Mtimkulu. This followed after Mtimkulu was charged with gross...
Jul 27, 2015
The South Africa truck market may end the year at around 29 000 units, 5% to 7% down on last year’s numbers, says Isuzu Trucks South Africa (ITSA) COO Craig Uren. Around 31 500 trucks were sold locally in 2014.
 
 
 
 
Jul 27, 2015
The first cargo ships passed through Egypt's New Suez Canal on Saturday in a test-run before it opens next month, state media reported, 11 months after the army began constructing the $8-billion canal alongside the existing 145-year-old Suez Canal. The new waterway,...
Jul 27, 2015
Boeing Co, which loses about $23-million on every 787 Dreamliner passenger jet that leaves the factory, is trying to stem the losses by cutting the use of one of its signature ingredients: titanium. The strong, lightweight alloy used extensively on the 787 costs...
Jul 27, 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.
Jul 24, 2015
The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has announced delays to several of its roadworks programmes across Johannesburg owing to a shortage of bitumen countrywide. The agency said on Friday that the resurfacing of roads and the patching of potholes in the city would be...
Jul 24, 2015
Kyalami's The Crocodiles corner
Two months after the start of a R100-million-plus upgrade to the 54-year-old Kyalami race track, the project is running according to plan, says Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit spokesperson Christo Kruger. The new circuit layout has become visible and the extent of the...
Jul 23, 2015
In the unlikely location of Potchefstroom, in South Africa’s North West province, high-quality glider aircraft are being manufactured to an indigenous design that is said to be competitive with the best in the world. The JS-1 glider, manufactured by Jonker...
Jul 23, 2015
AEROVANTAGE HYBRID BLADE Champion’s new wiper blades were launched globally this year and are specific to vehicle applications
Champion’s new wiper blades were launched globally this year and are specific to vehicle applications. Champion has been persistent in developing this product and hopes to be the first company to market wiper blades with this new technology. Meanwhile, global...
Jul 23, 2015
FOCUSED ON SAFETY A safe, rearward-facing seating position enables a child to keep eye contact with either the driver or the rear passenger
With the launch of a new child seat concept, Swedish vehicle manufacturer Volvo Cars’ design team has completely reimagined how children can travel safely in the future.
Jul 23, 2015
BRIAN MCKENZIE The QIC-Fuel solution enables the user to monitor the fuel by taking a sample of each sensor as the vehicle moves
Asset management solutions provider QCIC delivered and released its QIC-Fuel solution in February and is optimistic that it will have at least ten companies on its system before December. The fuel management solution works in conjunction with the company’s flagship...
Jul 23, 2015
The R27-billion Gautrain project has contributed around R20-billion to the provincial gross domestic product (GDP) over the six years it took to build the rapid-rail link, notes a KPMG Gautrain economic impact report. Construction also sustained 121 800 jobs, and...
 
 
 
 
Jul 23, 2015
Namibia would see significant economic benefits if the country, along with some other African states, implemented the Yamoussoukro Decision on liberalising intra-African air transport. So concludes a report by independent economics consultancy InterVISTAS,...
Jul 23, 2015
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,...
Jul 23, 2015
ROB WILLIAMS Africa has the capability and the workforce to meet the demands of the global automotive industry
South Africa’s ongoing focus on attracting and maintaining investment from foreign automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) into South Africa is paying off, says logistic company DHL.
Jul 23, 2015
EXUDING LUXURY Local model Genevieve Morton presents one of Maserati’s models in a recent relaunch of the luxury motor manufacturer's brochures
Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer Maserati has appointed top South African model Genevieve Morton to present its model range in the company’s 2015 brochures and to feature in a worldwide social media campaign.
Jul 23, 2015
ASSEMBLY LINE Growth is expected in South Africa’s motor vehicle manufacturing industry
The outlook for the South African motor vehicle manufacturing industry in 2015 is modestly positive, with an expected marginal volume increase of up to 3% in domestic sales, says National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa director Nico...
 
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