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Oct 21, 2014
Updated 1 hour ago The small business development department stood by the national government's position on e-tolls, while the e-toll advisory panel continued its work, Minister Lindiwe Zulu said on Tuesday. "We've got a national government position on that [e-tolls] but there is a...
Oct 21, 2014
Updated 3 hours ago Uganda could rely on income from future oil exports to finance an $8-billion railway if funding talks with China fail to bear fruit, its president said. Yoweri Museveni confirmed that Uganda had started negotiations with China on building the line that would link to...
Oct 20, 2014
The Richards Bay Bulk Terminal, in KwaZulu-Natal, loaded 1.49-million tons of cargo in September, exceeding its monthly target of 1.32-million tons, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) said on Monday. TPT said the reaching of vessel targets ahead of deadline created...
Oct 20, 2014
The South African Road Federation (SARF) has expressed concern over the increasing number of road accident-related deaths on South African roads and has appealed for road safety to become an urgent priority, reiterating its commitment to offer its assistance to...
Oct 20, 2014
JSE-listed Metair Investments on Monday assured shareholders that no member of its group had been implicated or listed in connection with the Competition Commission’s investigation into alleged collusion within the South African automotive component industry. The...
Oct 20, 2014
Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi
Recent accidents involving heavy vehicles on Gauteng’s roads should make the local freight industry question the value of self-regulation, Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi said on Monday. Speaking at the Gauteng Freight Summit, in Boksburg, he referred...
Oct 17, 2014
The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) on Friday said it was investigating a collision between a locomotive and a bus carrying 45 people at a platinum mine, in Rustenburg, on Friday morning. The accident occurred on a mining siding when the bus transporting mineworkers...
Oct 17, 2014
Mike Whitfield
Nissan South Africa (SA) faces two lean production years, says MD Mike Whitfield, as the local arm of the Japanese car maker comes to the end of the model lifecycle of its one-ton NP300 pickup. Nissan SA’s Rosslyn plant, in Pretoria, also produces the NP200 half-ton...
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Oct 17, 2014
Italian capital goods company CNH Industrial has announced the upcoming inauguration of its first assembly plant in South Africa. The announcement was made by newly appointed CNH Industrial Southern Africa senior VP Mario Gasparri.
Oct 17, 2014
Volvo Group Southern Africa has announced the appointment of a new MD for Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks Southern Africa.  Christian Coolsaet, a Belgian national, will take up his new position with immediate effect, looking after the Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks...
Oct 17, 2014
MIKE VAN TONDER As president of Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa, van Tonder will use the strategic focus gained in this role and help develop Aurecon’s intelligent transport systems strategy in to Africa and other developing countries
Global engineering and technical services company Aurecon technical director and intelligent transport systems (ITS) service line leader Mike van Tonder has been elected president of the Intelligent Transport Society of South Africa (ITSSA).
Oct 17, 2014
EASY RAIL BENDING Becker Mining South Africa’s rail benders are powered by 25 t/250 kN hydraulic cylinders and activated by two-stage hand pumps
Mining infrastructure systems company Becker Mining South Africa’s hydraulic rail benders, which have been developed for bending and forming rails on railway lines in heavy industrial and underground transport systems in mining applications, easily handle rail up to...
Oct 17, 2014
DigiCore Holdings has managed a turnaround in its fortunes, with the telematics specialist reporting profit after tax for the year ended June 30 of R7.8-million, compared with a loss of R59.4-million in the previous financial year. Revenue for the year reached...
Oct 16, 2014
Uganda plans a public–private partnership (PPP) tender next year, worth up to $1-billion, for a new road linking its capital to Jinja, an industrial hub in its east, a spokesman for the roads agency said on Thursday. The government adopted the PPP policy in 2010 to...
Oct 16, 2014
Johan van Zyl
The only real competitive advantage the local automotive industry has over international competitors is the availability of natural resources in the country, says National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa president and Toyota South Africa...
Oct 16, 2014
WesBank CEO Chris de Kock
The Nigerian Automotive Council (NAC) and WesBank this week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which should see the South African vehicle and asset financier enter the Nigerian new vehicle finance market in 2015. “We have an optimistic objective that we can...
Oct 16, 2014
Oct 15, 2014
Twenty-three companies had signed commitments with technical partners to assemble cars, minibuses, pickups, buses and trucks in Nigeria, under the country’s new Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP), said Nigerian Automotive Council director-general Aminu...
 
 
 
 
Oct 15, 2014
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Urban ropeways, more commonly known as cable cars, are proving to be a viable, low-cost and compact feeder option for mass transport systems in developing countries, Eurist vice executive director Matthias Nuessgen said on Wednesday. Ropeways have emerged as the mass...
Oct 15, 2014
Rea Vaya
As South Africa advanced its bus rapid transit (BRT) ambitions, care should be taken not to view the initiative as the standalone solution to the nation’s public transport constraints. The country had to ensure the efficient integration of different modes of public...
Oct 15, 2014
Ivory Coast's national carrier Air Cote d'Ivoire is in discussions with Airbus and Canada's Bombardier Inc to renew its existing fleet and provide new aircraft for a planned expansion, the company's chief executive said. The company, which launched last year,...
Oct 14, 2014
Naamsa president Dr Johan van Zyl
The investigation into the automotive component sector announced by the South African Competition Commission earlier this week had its origins in the US, Europe and the East, said National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) director Nico...
Oct 14, 2014
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Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council head Professor Goran Roos
Danger signs that South Africa’s automotive industry might follow in the footsteps of Australia’s soon to be defunct vehicle assembly sector included a rapid increase in costs, primarily in labour and energy, an inability to produce goods competitively because of...
Oct 14, 2014
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Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Dr Ismail Vadi on Tuesday announced the appointment of a consortium of transaction advisers to conduct the feasibility study (FS) for the proposed extensions to the Gautrain rail system. The SMEC Consortium comprised SMEC South...
Oct 14, 2014
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Likely to soon become a familiar brand in the city of Rustenburg, the North West-based metropole has, some three years after first announcing its integrated public transport strategy, officially launched the name and logo of its developing R7-billion integrated rapid...
Oct 14, 2014
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While some traction had been gained in rolling out effective public transport infrastructure in South Africa, the uptake and use of public transport services had lost significant ground over the past decade. Private vehicle use in South Africa’s metropolitan regions...
Oct 14, 2014
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The ANC in Gauteng on Tuesday refused to comment on whether there was any collusion in the e-tolling system. Provincial secretary Hope Papo said the party could not make a public statement about the matter without having all the facts.
Oct 14, 2014
Trade and Industry South Africa (Tisa) and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) were this week awarded Investment Promotion Awards for excellence in promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) projects to advance sustainable development. The awards ceremony was held...
 
 
 
 
Oct 14, 2014
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JSE-listed Basil Read on Tuesday noted that it was being featured in a new series of UK postage stamps acknowledging the construction of a new airport on the island of St Helena, a British territory 2 300 km west of Walvis Bay, Namibia. Basil Read St Helena Airport...
Oct 13, 2014
The Honda Mobilio
Honda Motor Southern Africa (HMSA) has launched the Indian-made Mobilio multipurpose vehicle (MPV) into South Africa. The Mobilio is built on the same new small-car platform that will house the popular Jazz, to be introduced in South Africa early next year.
Oct 13, 2014
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The Competition Commission on Monday announced that it had launched an “investigation into price fixing, market division and collusive tendering in the market for the manufacture and supply of automotive components to original equipment manufacturers” (OEMs, or...
Oct 10, 2014
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Ismail Vadi
Funding mechanisms other than e-tolls will have to be found for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), transport MEC Ismail Vadi said on Talk Radio 702 on Friday. "I can't predict what the recommendations [of the E-toll Advisory Panel] will be, but I think...
Oct 10, 2014
Having a car in Gauteng is a necessity as the province's public transport system is not up to scratch, the Inkatha Freedom Party said on Friday. "If the Gauteng public transport system was at a level where a person could decide to leave their car and use public...
Oct 10, 2014
AFRICA BOUND? The Lockheed Martin LM-100J civilian air freighter
The civilian version of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules military airlift aircraft is attracting attention from air freight operators in Africa. They are interested in replacing the previous generation L-100 civil Hercules version as well as other aircraft....
Oct 10, 2014
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SOLAR CAR The University of Johannesburg Solar Car was designed using the ProductOne Creo design program
South Africa must improve its engineering-design capabilities to compete in a globalised world. The importance of product life-cycle design and the impact of design on all phases of production, supply chain logistics, use, support, decommissioning and redevelopment...
Oct 10, 2014
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) granted the Type Certification for the latest Airbus airliner, the A350-900, on September 30. This is an essential precondition to, and opens the way for, the aircraft entering commercial service with its customers. It is...
Oct 10, 2014
Cape Town is on a drive to strengthen its position as a key business capital in Africa. The Mother City is keen to retain its reputation as a leading tourist destination, but wants to be taken more seriously as a destination for local and international investment...
Oct 10, 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...
 
 
 
 
Oct 10, 2014
In an economic environment where vehicle prices are surging upwards, 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...
Oct 10, 2014
Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) is evaluating the viability of introducing the heavy-duty Hyundai Xcient truck range into South Africa, says HASA commercial vehicles director Wade Griffin. The market study should be completed towards the end of the year, he adds.
Oct 10, 2014
A month-long maintenance dredging at the quays of the Port of Maputo started last month, during which State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) new Italeni dredging vessel will be used.
Oct 10, 2014
Japanese car maker Mazda is investing R150-million in the domestic market as the brand separates from Ford in South Africa. As from October 1, Mazda will no longer be distributed through Ford, but through Mazda Southern Africa (MSA).
Oct 10, 2014
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...
 
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