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Oct 31, 2014
Updated 6 hours ago The German government has committed a further R70-million towards the second phase of the Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) programme. The NMT programme forms part of the Department of Environmental Affairs’ 2010 FIFA World Cup National Greening Legacy Programme.
Oct 31, 2014
Updated 6 hours ago Some two years after the merger of the United Transport and Allied Trade Union and the South African Railway and Harbour Workers Union, the newly formed entity has been officially renamed the United National Transport Union (UNTU). “[The merger of the unions] was...
Oct 31, 2014
Over the past 20 years there has been persistent concern about deindustrialisation in South Africa, as well as the fact that locally produced manufactured products have been increasingly displaced by imports.
Oct 31, 2014
Currently, the civil engineering consulting industry in South Africa is extremely competitive, with many new entrants in the past few years, says engineering consulting firm GIBB technical executive Vuyiso Msipa. He explains that the competitiveness is mainly based...
Oct 31, 2014
MICHAEL FRANS Core technology systems used by businesses across various other industries can provide enormous benefit to the automotive sector
Improving manufacturing efficiencies and reducing the cost and environmental impacts of vehicle travel using efficient information and communication technology (ICT) systems can be achieved if energy providers, information technology enterprises and automotive...
Oct 31, 2014
Engineering and project implementation firm Hatch Goba is pursuing two major development themes, aimed at both public sector and industrial sector clients. “The themes will be the driving force behind the business going forward, particularly into Africa,” says Hatch...
Oct 31, 2014
Public–private partnerships (PPPs) and concessions are effective means through which road infrastructure can be developed, and the private sector can play important roles in road infrastructure projects, says business law and litigation firm Fasken Martineau partner...
Oct 30, 2014
Mossel Bay harbour
The National Ports Authority (NPA) has taken steps to ensure the Ebola virus disease does not enter South Africa through one of its main harbours, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown revealed on Thursday. "As of September 23, all vessels [from certain countries]...
Oct 29, 2014
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Oct 29, 2014
State-owned freight logistics group Transnet said on Wednesday that double-digit increases in railed automotive and container volumes help lift revenue for the interim period to September 30, 2014, to a record R30.3-billion. Revenue was 6.4% higher period on period,...
Oct 28, 2014
KwaZulu-Natal Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Willies Mchunu on Tuesday opened the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport’s new regional offices in Empangeni as part of the provincial department’s programme to decentralise the application and issuing...
Oct 28, 2014
Renault Trucks C Range
Renault Trucks Southern Africa (RTSA) has a 2% share of the local truck market, but would like to grow this to 5%, says Renault Trucks Commercial GM Herman Venter. RTSA expects to sell around 300 trucks this year, with Venter hopeful of pushing this to 400 units in...
Oct 27, 2014
Landlocked Mali aims to diversify its mining sector away from gold with Chinese-built rail projects worth $9.5-billion that would link it to the Atlantic coast, even as slowing Chinese growth and falling commodity prices cool investment. The West African nation - the...
Oct 27, 2014
The Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) survey of the impact the tolling of some of Gauteng’s freeways has had on business since the start of this year has revealed a story of retrenchments and lost customers. The DA earlier this month called on businesses to submit...
Oct 27, 2014
Government’s review of its automotive sector assistance programme, the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP), will be concluded this year, says Roger Pitot. Pitot, who heads up the review, is the Department of Trade and Industry’s adviser on the...
Oct 27, 2014
Construction of a Chinese-funded port and special economic zone in Tanzania worth at least $10-billion will start in July 2015, the president's office said in a statement on Monday, for the first time setting a start date for the delayed initiative.    Tanzania aims...
Oct 27, 2014
Justin Barnes
A benchmarking study between South Africa, developed countries and less developed countries (India and Thailand), has shown South Africa’s automotive component manufacturers “to be somewhere in the middle”, says B&M Analysts chairperson Professor Justin Barnes. B&M...
Oct 24, 2014
Hot on the heels of the launch of Rustenburg’s rapid transport system’s brand name and logo last week, a negotiation framework agreement (NFA) has been formally agreed to and signed by the Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM) and taxi and bus operators affected by the...
Oct 24, 2014
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The runway at the George Airport, in the Western Cape, has been rehabilitated to improve safety, in terms of run-off and storm water drainage, and the structural capacity of the pavement surface. The scope of work comprised the extension of Runway 11/29, the...
 
 
 
 
Oct 24, 2014
Tanzania and China have signed investment deals to build a $1 billion satellite city and $500 million financial centre in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, the latest sign of Beijing's deepening ties with East Africa. The total of five deals, worth more than $1.7...
Oct 24, 2014
A section of Cape Town’s MyCiTi infrastructure, which aims to link residents with economic and recreational hubs through public transport, has been recognised with the 2014 Saice regional award for technical excellence in civil engineering. The infrastructure along...
Oct 24, 2014
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Embattled state-owned entity South African Airways (SAA) would consider an equity partnership, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Thursday. Asked about the possibility of an equity partnership, she told reporters in Cape Town that SAA was investigating...
Oct 24, 2014
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Metrorail’s first new passenger train will arrive in November next year, says Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) CEO Lucky Montana. “Next year we will be able to put our hands around the infrastructure and equipment we have been talking about for so long.”
Oct 24, 2014
The Competition Commission has launched an investigation into what it says are “price fixing, market division and collusive tendering in the market for the manufacture and supply of automotive components to original equipment manufacturers” (OEMs, or vehicle...
Oct 24, 2014
European airliner manufacturer Airbus has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Tianjin Free Trade Zone (TJFTZ) and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (Avic) which reconfirms a programme to establish a Completion and Delivery Centre for A330 wide body...
Oct 24, 2014
The twenty-third Airports Council International Africa Regional Assembly, which took place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, earlier this month, brought together African airport leaders under the theme: Service Excellence – Key to the Future.
Oct 24, 2014
Following a slump in new vehicle sales in recent months, September surprised by delivering an 11.5% increase in sales compared with the same month last year. Data released by the Department of Trade and Industry shows that September new vehicle sales improved to 60...
Oct 24, 2014
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The backlog on South Africa’s road network has reached R197-billion, up from R149-billion in 2010, says South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli. This backlog included the strengthening and regravelling of roads, and excluded periodic...
Oct 24, 2014
South Africa’s defence, aerospace and maritime industries contribute to the country’s economy through the development and maintenance of high level scientific, engineering, technological and technical skills and jobs, as well as advanced design, development and...
 
 
 
 
Oct 24, 2014
CAPACITY TRUCK RANGE The truck models were designed for enhanced performance, increased safety and minimal maintenance requirements
Bulk materials handling equipment distributor BLT South Africa (BLT SA) states that its range of Capacity trucks has been designed for enhanced performance, increased safety, and requires minimal maintenance. The company adds that the Capacity trucks are 4x2 modes...
Oct 23, 2014
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Cabinet on Wednesday approved the retention of South African Airways (SAA) chairperson Duduzile Myeni and nonexecutive director Yakhe Kwinana, while also approving the appointment of Dr John Tambi and Anthony Dixon as board members at the troubled national carrier....
Oct 22, 2014
Directors of investment holding company Combined Motor Holdings (CMH) say they are satisfied with the results achieved in the six months ended August 31, during which time the local economic environment continued to battle impediments to growth and national dealer...
Oct 22, 2014
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The Embraer KC-390
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer on Tuesday rolled out the first prototype of its KC-390 military transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft at its Gavião Peixoto plant in São Paulo state. The aircraft is the biggest type yet developed by the company and...
Oct 22, 2014
Government aimed to fast-track certain “fast-growing” infrastructure programmes, despite cutting back on expenditure over the next few years, the 2014 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) revealed on Wednesday. The MTBPS, released by new Finance Minister...
Oct 21, 2014
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Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has released details of the remuneration of the chairpersons and nonexecutive directors of the various State-owned company boards falling under her Ministry. The remuneration figures, which are attached, are based on figures...
Oct 21, 2014
Grindrod rail divisional CE James Holley
JSE-listed Grindrod’s rail division on Tuesday vowed to make rail operations more cost-effective in Africa, as Grindrod Locomotives unveiled its new, cost-effective fit-for-purpose shunting and short-haul locomotive. The new GS7, launched at Rovos Rail in Pretoria,...
Oct 21, 2014
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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
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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