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Aug 27, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago Low-cost pan-African airline fastjet on Wednesday announced that it had established a company in Kenya, which had already submitted its Air Service Licence (ASL) application to the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA). Fastjet held 49% in the new company, fastjet...
Aug 27, 2014
The JSE-listed Imperial group breached the R100-billion revenue mark for the first time in the past financial year, ended June 30. Revenue was up 12% on the previous financial year, to R103.6-billion, with operating profit up 2%, to R6.2-billion.
Aug 27, 2014
The MyCiTi bus service is Cape Town's biggest black economic empowerment (BEE) project, mayor Patricia de Lille said on Wednesday. "To date, the MyCiTi project has seen an overall investment of R6.5-billion by the city as part of our commitment to infrastructure-led...
Aug 27, 2014
The national fuel levy offered a better source of revenue for the improvement and maintenance of Gauteng's freeways, the National Council of Trade Unions (Nactu) said on Wednesday. "If you look at the past few years... the fuel levy has contributed over R40-billion...
Aug 27, 2014
Matola Coal Terminal
ASX-, Aim- and JSE-listed Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) has reached a $10-million agreement with Grindrod subsidiaries Grindrod Corridor Management and Terminal de Carvão da Matola for the settlement of historic and future liabilities relating to CoAL’s take or...
Aug 27, 2014
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move...
Aug 26, 2014
As rail transporters Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and Swaziland Railway take the Swaziland Rail Link project, which was expected to eliminate non-coal traffic on the export channel from the Mpumalanga coalfields to Richards Bay, into the feasibility front-end loading...
Aug 26, 2014
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Aug 22, 2014
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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...
Aug 22, 2014
A R1.4-billion contract, awarded by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to Durban-based Southern African Shipyards, for the supply of nine tugboats for South Africa’s harbours got under way this week with the cutting of the first steel. The tugboats would...
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 22, 2014
MODDERFONTEIN NEW CITY Modderfontein New City will aim to exemplify an integrated city node and improve infrastructure utilisation through mixed-use spaces
The multibillion-rand development of the Zendai Modderfontein New City, east of Johannesburg, will aim to exemplify an integrated city node, says property group Zendai South Africa COO Wenhui Du. The development will focus on the Modderfontein Gautrain station to be...
Aug 22, 2014
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) hopes to have finalised regulations for the flying of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) – also designated Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) and popularly called drones – in the country’s civilian airspace by the end...
Aug 22, 2014
HYUNDAI HD TRUCKS Hyundai has only two right-hand-drive models in South Africa; the 3 t HD 65 and the 4 t HD 72
Automotive manufacturer Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s commercial vehicles division’s greatest challenge is creating brand awareness, says Hyundai Automotive South Africa commercial vehicles GM Danie de Beer, who adds that the problem is compounded by the lack...
Aug 22, 2014
STEVEN SUTHERLAND From a risk perspective, it is important to be cognisant of the valuable goods on trailers
JSE- and NYSE-listed fleet and mobile asset management solutions provider MiX Telematics plans to move into load management, assisting with the safe transportation of goods being moved by trailer. MiX Telematics Africa sales director Steven Sutherland explains that,...
Aug 22, 2014
PRODUCT OFFERING SKF engineers and manufactures commercial-vehicle OEM-approved wheel bearings, heavy-duty tensioners and universal joints
Technology company SKF South Africa, which is celebrating its centenary this year, is improving its commercial vehicle product range, particularly US truck products, explains SKF automotive division manager Gary Czapski. “South Africa’s truck fleets predominantly...
Aug 22, 2014
European airliner manufacturer Airbus’ latest design, the A350 XWB, recently completed a short period of flight tests in South Africa. The aircraft involved, MSN5, was undertaking route proving trials in order to demonstrate the new type’s readiness to carry out...
Aug 22, 2014
Nameplate Centre services a large segment of the mining, construction, government, metropolitan, municipal and sub-Saharan African region with visibility signage, safety equipment and branding. Established in May this year, the company specialises in creating road or...
 
 
 
 
Aug 22, 2014
Current expectations in the automotive industry are for the domestic new vehicle market to decline to around 619 000 units in 2014, down from the 651 745 units sold in 2013, says Absa vehicle and asset finance head Wessel Steffens. “Interest-rate sensitive sectors...
Aug 22, 2014
Renault South Africa (SA) has had a good year to date. Sales for the first half of the year reached 8 272 units, up 83% on last year’s 4 515 new vehicles, this while the country’s new vehicle market has moved into negative territory for the year. Renault SA MD...
Aug 22, 2014
South Africa’s new vehicle business market declined by 14.5% for the first seven months of the year compared with the same period last year, says Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance business markets head Toni Fritz. The used vehicle business market dropped by...
Aug 22, 2014
Tata Motors South Africa (TMSA) hopes to double its annual output at its Rosslyn truck plant, in Pretoria, over the next two years, says CEO Ashish Sharma. Current output is around 1 000 trucks a year, on a single shift. The Tata truck plant opened in 2011, producing...
Aug 22, 2014
DASHBOARD CONVERSION Part of the dashboard is manufactured in South Africa, but the bulk of the dashboard is original, which is cut and reassembled
Richards Bay-based US car import and sales company US Trucks aims to establish its second service centre in Gauteng, which is a market that represents nearly 80% of the company’s sales, US Trucks partner Thinus de Beer tells Engineering News. The new service centre...
Aug 22, 2014
UK-based global defence group BAE Systems is to sell its South African armoured and mine-protected vehicle and related systems subsidiary BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (LSSA) to South Africa’s State-owned defence group Denel. LSSA is located in Benoni, east...
Aug 21, 2014
The R120-million second phase of the R500-million N12 freeway rehabilitation project has kicked off, with the upgrade stretching from Eldorado Park to Zuurbekom, near Soweto. The R374-million upgrade of the major dual carriageway from Zuurbekom, south of Lenasia, to...
Aug 21, 2014
Freight and logistics service provider Grindrod was disposing of its financial services arm, Grindrod Financial Holdings, also known as Grindrod Bank, because it was no longer “part of its core strategy”, said CEO Alan Olivier on Thursday. Speaking at the...
Aug 21, 2014
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As the public battle over the tolling of Gauteng’s highways continued, with users refusing to pay their bills and the Gauteng Provincial Government reviewing the system, South Africa National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli appealed to South Africans...
Aug 21, 2014
 
 
 
 
Aug 20, 2014
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A global transportation price index has ranked South Africa the cheapest overall for bus, trains and aeroplane travel for every 100 km out of 51 countries. Online platform GoEuro compared the average price a 100 km of rail, road or air movements between the most...
Aug 20, 2014
Gautrain bus drivers went on strike on Wednesday, forcing certain bus services to be suspended, the Bombela Concession Company said. "Please note that a wildcat strike by Gautrain bus drivers in Johannesburg has resulted in the suspension of bus services from Park,...
Aug 20, 2014
The Bus Rapid Transit System
The City of Tshwane aims to roll out 171 buses by November as part of the inception phase of its bus rapid transit (BRT) system, with the view to establish additional stages and introduce further buses if there is demand.
Aug 20, 2014
Isuzu Midnite
Many African countries were opening their doors to business, increasingly welcoming investors, said General Motors (GM) Africa president Mario Spangenberg on Wednesday. These countries were working hard to become more investor friendly, and South Africa had to take...
Aug 19, 2014
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Metropolitans have consistently underspent their public transport infrastructure grants nearly every year since 2010, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has revealed in a Parliamentary reply. The Department of Transport’s (DoT’s) effort to roll-out quality public...
Aug 19, 2014
South African vehicle exports dropped to around 116 000 units for the first six months of the year, down from the 147 600 units recorded for the same period last year. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) said in its second...
Aug 19, 2014
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Any user-pays project where less than half the users pay, is a failure, said Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) chairperson Wayne Duvenage on Tuesday. Outa is opposed to electronic tolling on Gauteng’s highways, as implemented last year.
Aug 19, 2014
Egypt announced on Tuesday it had chosen a consortium that includes the Egyptian army and Bahrain-registered engineering firm Dar al-Handasah Shair and Partners to develop an industrial and logistics hub in the Suez Canal area. The Suez Canal is the fastest shipping...
Aug 18, 2014
Dr Nkosana Moyo
Mandela Institute for Development Studies founder and director Dr Nkosana Moyo has urged African governments and the private sector to embrace a different “architecture” for economic integration, arguing that the current all-inclusive model had all but...
Aug 18, 2014
Component manufacturer Metair on Monday reported a 32% increase in revenue for the six months ended June 30, to R3.23-billion, compared with the same period last year. Operating profit was up 16%, to R319-million. These interim results included the first full-period...
 
 
 
 
Aug 18, 2014
Ghana is to make use of public–private partnerships (PPPs) to develop its aviation infrastructure and create a national carrier. The country aimed to make itself a viable aviation hub for West Africa and beyond. This was made clear by Ghanaian Transport Minister...
Aug 18, 2014
It is clear that government’s proposed Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS) does not plan to incentivise the status quo, says National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa director Nico Vermeulen. Truck...
Aug 18, 2014
Government’s Automotive and Production Development Programme (APDP) had succeeded in mitigating some effects of the labour action seen in the local automotive industry over the last 12 months, said Metair MD Theo Loock on Monday. The APDP incentivised volume...
Aug 18, 2014
International Air Transport Association (Iata) VP Africa Raphael Kuuchi has highlighted that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that restrictions on air travel to those West African countries currently suffering from a most serious outbreak of Ebola fever...
Aug 18, 2014
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The planned strike by Gautrain train drivers has been cancelled, the Bombela Concession Company said on Sunday. "We are pleased to confirm that an agreement has been reached in the wage negotiations... As a result of this agreement the strike notice... has been...
 
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