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Apr 24, 2015
The last of the 26 mooring units comprising the Port of Ngqura’s automated mooring system (AMS) have arrived at the port and are expected to improve port efficiency and safety, further driving the Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) objective of establishing...
Apr 24, 2015
Acting Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama
Acting Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama, who was appointed to the position following the surprise secondment of Brian Molefe to Eskom, has placed revenue diversification at the top of his list of immediate priorities, with the weak commodity outlook seen as having the...
Apr 24, 2015
Monwabisi Kalawe
Suspended South African Airways (SAA) CEO Monwabisi Kalawe has resigned, with immediate effect, as his relationship with the State-owned carrier had been “irretrievably broken down”. The step was taken following arbitration proceedings between Kalawe and SAA, in the...
Apr 24, 2015
General Motors (GM) has announced the appointment of Ian Nicholls as president and MD of GM’s South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and Israel operations, effective June 1. GM says the move is part of the company’s consolidation of its Africa and Middle East operations.
Apr 24, 2015
Last year, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) boss Dr Johan van Zyl swapped his Sandton office for another high-pressure environment as he took to Johannesburg’s streets as a minibus taxi driver, even if only for a day. The aim of the exercise was “to really...
Apr 24, 2015
Early this month South African defence group Paramount announced that it had bought the manufacturing facilities and certain other assets of DCD Protected Mobility (part of South Africa’s DCD industrial and engineering group), as well as taking transfer of selected...
Apr 24, 2015
The ordinary import duty on automotive lead-acid batteries increased from 5% ad valorem to 15% ad valorem from April 10, says the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC). Ad valorem duties are duties levied according to the value of goods.
Apr 24, 2015
Despite its recent sale of its manufacturing plant at Isando, in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, DCD Protected Mobility is still very much in existence and in business. The company is part of the DCD industrial and engineering group and manufactures mine...
Apr 24, 2015
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Apr 21, 2015
JSE-listed Consolidated Infrastructure Group (CIG) on Tuesday reported a 26% year-on-year increase in revenue to R1.7-billion for the six months ended February 28, while its aftertax profit grew by 36% year-on-year to R164-million. The higher profit was driven...
Apr 20, 2015
Construction on Line 2B of Pretoria’s A Re Yeng bus-rapid transit (BRT) system would start in August, while construction on Line 2C would start in November, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has revealed. Line 2B will run between Hatfield and Menlyn and Line 2C between...
Apr 20, 2015
Local airline SA Airlink and banking group Nedbank Capital have concluded a finance deal, which will result in an expanded network of feeder routes for SA Airlink.
Apr 20, 2015
Transnet’s Maritime School of Excellence provided the ideal opportunity to provide skills development for South Africa and the rest of the subcontinent,” Department of Public Enterprises acting director-general Matsietsi Mokholo said at a Maritime School of...
Apr 20, 2015
Transnet acting CE Siyabonga Gama
State-owned Transnet has appointed Siyabonga Gama as acting CE, effective immediately. This followed Brian Molefe’s secondment as acting CE of power utility Eskom.
Apr 20, 2015
The Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS), scheduled to be held at the Nasrec Expo Centre, near Soweto, from October 14 to 27, has been cancelled. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa’s (Naamsa’s) chief executives decided to...
Apr 17, 2015
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Buying the catering unit of cash-strapped state airline South African Airways (SAA) could work for Bidvest Group, its chief executive said on Friday. SAA is considering selling some of its units including its inflight and airport lounge catering business, Air Chefs,...
Apr 17, 2015
KPMG International’s latest Global Automotive Executive Survey, which canvassed 200 automotive executives, shows that short-term market issues are taking precedence over strategic innovations. The document, the sixtheenth survey, notes that respondents view market...
Apr 17, 2015
Cameroon state airline Camair-Co will use $50-million from African lender Ecobank to relaunch its operations, a senior executive said, as national carriers in West Africa seek cash and strategic partners to stay afloat. Camair-Co general manager Jean Paul Nana Sandjo...
Apr 17, 2015
Vanguard loads a 230 t generator with its 800 t hydraulic lift system
International heavy-lift, abnormal transport and installation specialist, Vanguard, has been active in two vital power generation projects in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, which are set to supply South Africa with more than 1 000 MW of power during times of...
 
 
 
 
Apr 17, 2015
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Apr 17, 2015
There is a disparity in government funding provided to integrated transport networks – bus rapid transit (BRT) networks ¬¬– and that given to conventional bus services, says Putco executive director Thys Heyns. “We have neglected and strangled conventional bus...
Apr 17, 2015
Automotive component manufacturer and distributor Metair is centralising its research and development (R&D) work in Turkey, in an attempt to bolster the company’s ability to produce affordable start/stop batteries. The new R&D centre is part of an expansion plan in...
Apr 17, 2015
According to a number of recent forecasts, the South African new car market is likely to see little growth this year, with motorists increasingly shifting towards the used car market as they seek more bang for their buck. The latest statistics from a South African...
Apr 17, 2015
MANUFACTURING South Africa’s manufacturing stimulation policies must be cognisant of global value chain opportunities and risks
South Africa’s industrial policies might be ignoring the importance of global value chains because focusing on realistic competitive advantages might allow for the sustainable production of intermediate goods that dovetails with multinational, globalised supply...
Apr 17, 2015
Domestic new vehicle sales in March, at 55 449 units, inched up a mere nine units compared with the same month last year. Statistics released by the Department of Trade and Industry shows that new passenger car sales declined by 3% in March, to 35 548 units.
Apr 16, 2015
Acting SAA CEO Nico Bezuidenhout
South African Airways (SAA) acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout firmly denied, on Thursday, reports that a stake in the airline was going to be sold to Air China. “Categorically, SAA is not in any talks with any airline to sell itself at the moment,” he stated at a media...
Apr 16, 2015
The South African automotive industry’s export earnings for 2014 increased by 12.7%, to a record R115.7-billion, compared with the R102.7-billion reported in 2013. This is according to South Africa’s Automotive Export Manual (AEM) 2015, compiled by Dr Norman...
Apr 16, 2015
South African Airways (SAA) reported on Thursday that it had not only achieved its target of making savings of R1.25-billion under its 90-Day Action Plan, but had slightly exceeded it, achieving R1.28-billion. These savings will, however, only come into effect in the...
Apr 16, 2015
MiX Telematics, in conjunction with Manspec Selection and Development Services, is developing a smart device app that tests the level of fatigue of truck drivers before they get behind the wheel. The test lasts 40 to 50 seconds, says MiX Telematics sales director...
 
 
 
 
Apr 15, 2015
Norman Lamprecht
Vehicle exports from South Africa to Africa declined to 61 593 units in 2014, compared with 78 787 units in 2013. This is according to South Africa’s Automotive Export Manual (AEM) 2015, compiled by Dr Norman Lamprecht on behalf of the Automotive Industry Export...
Apr 14, 2015
The first yearly shutdown of the CapeCor railway line, for large-scale maintenance, would start on Wednesday, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) said on Tuesday. This R92.3-million shutdown would be carried out over two main sections of the railway line – the first being...
Apr 14, 2015
Microdots by DataDot
From 2003 to now, 14 206 stolen vehicles microdotted by DataDot Technology South Africa (SA) have been recovered by the police and tracking companies. The value of these vehicles exceeds R2.13-billion. Thefts of vehicles microdotted by DataDot numbered 24 in 2003,...
Apr 14, 2015
A DCD Protected Mobility Husky 2G armoured and mine protected landmine and explosive device detector vehicle
Despite its recent sale of its manufacturing plant at Isando, in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, DCD Protected Mobility is still very much in existence and in business. The company is part of the DCD industrial and engineering group and manufactures mine...
Apr 13, 2015
Export sales of South African-made components by companies that are members of the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam), had decreased 30%, from R8.4-billion, in 2013, to R5.9-billion in 2014, says (Naacam) executive director...
Apr 13, 2015
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says government intends to find a solution to the Harrismith Hub and N3 De Beers Pass developments. “I am here to assure you that government through the SIP2 Task Team will find a win–win solution to the Harrismith Hub and N3 De Beers...
Apr 10, 2015
Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) announced on Friday that Greg Maruszewski would take over from over current MD Bram van der Reep when he steps down in June. Maruszewski started his career at Volvo Cars when he was appointed as VCSA CFO in 2000.
Apr 10, 2015
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The South African National Roads Agency's (Sanral's) inability to enforce the e-toll policy in Gauteng and growing public anger and civil disobedience have resulted in monthly e-toll revenue collection of about R60-million by the end of February 2015, with not even...
Apr 10, 2015
Suspended SAA CEO Monwabisi Kalawe
Suspended SAA CEO Monwabisi Kalawe's bid to stop his disciplinary hearing has been struck off the roll of the Johannesburg  Labour Court, a court clerk said on Friday. The clerk did however not know the reason why. SAA spokesman Tlali Tlali said the airline had not...
Apr 10, 2015
The ordinary import duty on automotive lead-acid batteries increased from 5% ad valorem to 15% ad valorem from April 10, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) announced on Friday. Ad valorem duties are duties levied according to the...
 
 
 
 
Apr 10, 2015
The World Bank's development arm plans to invest between $1.2-billion and $2-billion in Egypt over the next four years, including around the Suez Canal, its regional director told Reuters. The International Finance Corporation is looking at ports and logistics...
Apr 10, 2015
VISION 2020 The aluminium industry is embarking on a strategy aimed at doubling the volume of cars manufactured a year in South Africa by 2020, from 600 000 to 1.2-million
South Africa’s automotive sector is currently one of the key drivers of aluminium demand in the country, which stakeholders attribute to the global trend of manufacturers using an increasing amount of aluminium for vehicle components, particularly for passenger...
Apr 10, 2015
Container-handling equipment specialist BLT SA, which supplies and supports a range of materials handling equipment across various industries  delivered a loaded-container handler to Transnet Engineering, the engineering division of State-owned rail operator...
Apr 10, 2015
UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) has launched its new Quester extra-heavy truck range in the domestic market, with the vehicles to be assembled at the company’s plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria. Vehicles will be assembled from semi-knocked down kits imported from...
Apr 10, 2015
West African ports could face even greater congestion pressures from the cascading of larger container vessels into the region’s trades, delegates were told at a two day container supply chain conference TOC Market Briefing: West Africa, which took place on the...
 
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