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Cape Town may be upgraded to tougher water restrictions

By: News24Wire      Updated 2 hours 54 minutes ago On Thursday the City of Cape Town's mayoral committee requested that council implement more severe water restrictions at its sitting next week. The mayoral committee proposed a plan to upgrade the current Level 3 water restrictions to Level 3B because of diminishing dam levels and unnecessary... 

Local light passenger and utility aircraft programme taking off

By: Keith Campbell     Updated 3 hours ago Wonderboom Airport, in Pretoria (within the Tshwane metropolitan municipality), is the nest within which a fledgling civilian aircraft manufac- turing company is developing. Based in the airport’s Hangar 1, Falcon Air has developed and is producing its Falcon 402 general aviation aircraft, albeit... 

Local light passenger and utility aircraft programme taking off

By: Keith Campbell     20th January 2017 Wonderboom Airport, in Pretoria (within the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality), is the nest within which a fledgling civilian aircraft manufacturing company is developing. Based in the airport’s Hangar 1, Falcon Air has developed and is producing its Falcon 402 general aviation aircraft, albeit... 

Porsche to open technician training centre in Cape Town

By: Irma Venter     20th January 2017 German sports car manufacturer Porsche will, from the middle of this year, train 75 young South Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds as service technicians at its new Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre, in Cape Town. The course has a duration of three years. Those who complete the course... 

Energy Revolution Africa 2017 explores the future of renewable energy for the continent

     18th January 2017 Everything you want and need to know about renewable energy and the future of energy development and growth in Africa comes under the spotlight at Energy Revolution Africa 2017. This co-located event to African Utility Week will be hosted for the first time in Africa in Cape Town from 16 to 18... 

African Utility Week to host launch of YEPP for young power pros and graduates wishing to solve Africa’s energy challenges

     18th January 2017 African Utility Week to gather 7000+ power professionals in Cape Town “Youth unemployment on the continent is a major epidemic and internship opportunities are an amazing solution to help maximize human capital development on the continent” says Daniel Antwi, co-founder of the Africa Internship... 

African Utility Week returns to Cape Town in May and showcases how community scale projects are the continent’s energy future

     18th January 2017 Expo and conference to focus on major industry trends “The power and energy landscape in Africa is undergoing significant change” says Evan Schiff, African Utility Week event director, adding that current trends include “the availability of private investment for power and energy projects, the... 

Equites sells Cape Town office block for R50.82m

By: Anine Kilian     12th January 2017 Property development company Equites Property Fund has sold its D’Urban Square office building, in Bellville, Cape Town, to private property investment company Gamlan Investments for R50.82-million. The disposal forms part of Equites’ strategy to sell its office assets and focus on logistics... 

SA fly-farm venture secures funding for global expansion

By: Irma Venter     12th January 2017 Cape Town-based waste-to-protein producer AgriProtein says it has secured $17.5-million of further capital from its key strategic partners to fund the company’s expansion into Europe, North America and Asia.   The new investment values the fly-farming venture at more than $117-million.   The new... 

Tower expects 10% growth in core earnings for FY17, revises distributions guidance

By: Anine Kilian     12th January 2017 JSE-listed Tower Properties has revised its guidance for distributions for the financial year to May 31 to exclude one-off earnings, which it believes should be redeployed by the company to grow distributable income rather than be distributed to shareholders. The company had previously expected... 

CTIA expands routes to boost tourism as it reaches 10m passengers a year milestone

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     10th January 2017 Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) is, in collaboration with the Western Cape government, targeting the development and initiation of new routes to key strategic markets. Cape Town Air Access, in a partnership with CTIA, the City of Cape Town, Wesgro, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and... 

Next four years critical to meeting Paris agreement targets

     10th January 2017 New report provides concrete recommendations for cities to meet aggressive goals and halt climate change On 1 December 2016 in Mexico City, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and consultants Arup outlined the first emission reduction plan in order to meet the most ambitious Paris... 

Glencore mulls bigger stake in Mutanda Mine in DRC

By: African News Agency      6th January 2017 Glencore said on Friday that it was considering options to take a bigger stake in the Mutanda Mine, a copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The global mining company said the announcement to shareholders was being made in response to queries from the media. It said it would... 

Bauba restarts chrome mining after price recovery

By: African News Agency      5th January 2017 A recovery in prices has seen Bauba Platinum resume chrome mining at its Moeijelijk Mine, the company said on Thursday. The mine was placed under care and maintenance on January 11 last year after a decline in the chrome-ore price – from $175/t to about $120/t – rendered the chrome project... 

Sneakers worth R8.7m seized at S Africa-Mozambique border

By: African News Agency      29th December 2016 The South African Revenue Service said on Wednesday that customs services at Lebombo border post had made a “massive seizure” of suspected counterfeit sneakers with a total value of R8.7-million early on Monday morning. A total of 9 085 pairs of sneakers carrying the Adidas brand and 1 850 pairs... 

Attendance at Cape Town mining conference shows confidence return

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd December 2016 Global mining and investor conferences organiser, the 121 Group, is set for its biggest event in Cape Town in February 2017. With 63 mining companies already registered for two days of meetings with investors, attendance is three times higher than 2015, when the company held its first conference.... 

'We want the rand to fall so that when it rises, we will control the economy' - Maine 

By: News24Wire      22nd December 2016 African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) president Collen Maine says the league wants and needs the rand to fall so that when it rises again, the country's economy will be under their control. "We want the rand to fall, we need those economic turntables. The rand will fall but when it... 

Eskom welcomes ConCourt judgment around Koeberg tender

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st December 2016 Eskom on Wednesday welcomed the decision by the Constitutional Court to dismiss the application by nuclear services provider Westinghouse to review the award of the tender for the replacement of the six steam generators at the Koeberg power station, in Cape Town. Eskom had, in June 2012, called... 

Shanta ‘strikes gold’

By: African News Agency      17th December 2016 Shanta Gold, the Aim-listed East Africa-focused gold miner, said on Friday that the underground development had intersected first mineralisation at the Bauhinia Creek deposit on Thursday. CEO Toby Bradbury said the New Luika gold mine remained on track to commence first excavation of ore in the... 

Engineering solutions provider showcases manufacturing capabilities

By: David Oliveira     16th December 2016 Engineering solutions provider Ansys earlier this month hosted investors and media on a tour of its technology investment business unit Parsec’s manufacturing facility, in Irene, Gauteng. Ansys CEO Rynier van der Watt highlighted that the facility is dedicated to the manufacture of high-end... 

Fourteen airport rail links planned in Africa, including two more in SA

By: Irma Venter     16th December 2016 There are more than 7 000 airports indexed at the International Air Transport Association (Iata), with 600 of those handling more than 1-million passengers a year. Around 150 of these 600 airports have rail access directly to the terminals, with only 23 of the 150 featuring dedicated,... 

Funding secured for metered taxi owner-driver scheme

By: Irma Venter     16th December 2016 SA Taxi has secured R300-million in funding from Futuregrowth Asset Management, which it will use to provide financing to the company’s Zebra Cabs owner-driver scheme.  SA Taxi is South Africa’s largest financier of minibus taxis. It acquired Zebra Cabs metered taxis in 2015, motivated by the... 

Wishing for drug busters of yesteryear

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     16th December 2016 I grew up in the 1970s. The hippy movement started in the late 1960s, so I was well poised to be a hippy. I wasn’t one. The hippy movement was based on “drugs and sex and rock ‘n’ roll”, but most of this passed South Africa by. It was the time of the National Party government. The National Party... 

Saxdowns road in Kuils River now open to commuters

By: African News Agency      15th December 2016 Kuils River near Cape Town has a new bridge after the Saxdowns road and bridge was officially opened to traffic on Thursday, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority said. The 1.8 km section of Saxdowns road features a new 25 m bridge which stretches over the Bottelary river. 

National road safety campaign urges motorists not to use phones while driving 

     15th December 2016 Road Safety Angel launched its Festive Season road safety campaign nationwide today ahead of the traditional December 16th start to the holiday commute. The focus for this year is on encouraging road users not to text or use their cellphones while driving.   According to Guillaume Olivier, SHEQ... 

Fourteen airport rail links planned in Africa, including two more in South Africa

By: Irma Venter     15th December 2016 There are more than 7 000 airports indexed at the International Air Transport Association (Iata), with 600 of those hand- ling more than one-million passengers a year. Around 150 of these 600 airports have rail access directly to the terminals, with only 23 of the 150 featuring dedicated,... 

New gas projects will be economical – Aurecon  

By: Victor Moolman     15th December 2016 With two major gas-to-power projects under way in the country, consulting company Aurecon believes that the two, possibly three, gas power stations associated with the projects can be economical as existing infrastructure can be used to support them. 

NGOs express concern about Eskom’s involvement in nuclear build programme

By: Kim Cloete     14th December 2016 Several organisations attending public hearings in Cape Town have expressed concern about conflict of interest in Eskom’s involvement in the nuclear new build programme.  “Nuclear will not easily be accepted by the population. It is heavily contested. If you go down the nuclear path, it needs to... 

South Africa, Nigeria adopt two-year action plan on cooperation in mining

By: African News Agency      14th December 2016 South African Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane and his Nigerian counterpart, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday endorsed a two-year action plan for the implementation of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the fields of geology, mining and mineral processing. Both ministers... 

Solar PV industry criticises DoE for IRP base case assumptions 

By: Kim Cloete     13th December 2016 The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) has criticised the Department of Energy (DoE) for “grossly incorrect pricing assumptions” for solar PV in its updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) model. “The IRP is using numbers that are 40% higher than numbers available to them and... 

Unionist Vavi tells Numsa delegates proposed minimum wage is an ‘insult’

By: African News Agency      13th December 2016 Unionist Zwelinzima Vavi on Monday told delegates to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa’s (Numsa) tenth national congress in Cape Town that the proposed national minimum wage was an “insult”. The former General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) told... 

First phase of new medical precinct in Cape Town completed

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th December 2016 The new flagship Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital has been opened in Cape Town’s central business district (CBD). The 16-storey building, with about 30 000 m2 of floor space, will comprise 248 beds, of which of 61 will be used for intensive care and high care. 

App ensures improved security for businesses

By: Victor Moolman     9th December 2016 To further improve security for businesses, technological engineer and mobile application (app) provider ttrumpet has designed a mobile app that will enable businesses to monitor their surroundings, link camera systems and provide new information on any security risks. 

Prof Mark Alexander To Edit Latest Revision Of ‘’Concrete Bible’’

     8th December 2016 The Concrete Institute has announced that Prof Mark Alexander, who at the end of 2015 retired from the Department of Civil Engineering at UCT, will edit the 10th edition of the world-renowned ‘’concrete bible’’, Fulton’s Concrete Technology. Bryan Perrie, managing director of TCI, says Prof... 

GBCSA launches Green Star – Communities Pilot Programme in South Africa

     8th December 2016 The Green Building Council South Africa today announced the launch of the locally applicable version of the Green Star – Communities rating tool in South Africa. The tool is a framework that will drive the development of more sustainable neighbourhoods and precincts, ultimately making African... 

Anglo confronts messy divorce in miner’s South Africa birthplace

By: Bloomberg     8th December 2016 In 1917, Ernest Oppenheimer met with South African general and soon-to-be Prime Minister Jan Smuts to seek his blessing for a new mining company called Anglo American. Smuts wanted one assurance, the company was there for the long haul. Anglo, along with its sister company De Beers, made... 

Salvage Of Bulk Carrier ‘Antaios’

     7th December 2016 The condition of the disabled bulk carrier ‘Antaios’, currently under tow by the salvage tug ‘Smit Amandla’ approximately 650 miles west of Cape Town, South Africa, is reported to be stable as preparations for the offshore transfer of 170 metric tonnes of her bunker fuel continue. The 27 776 DWT... 

Numsa reiterates rejecting minimum wage, throws shade at Ramaphosa 

By: African News Agency      7th December 2016 The National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) on Wednesday reiterated its rejection for the proposed national minimum wage and also said that it did not support the endorsement of deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa as the next president of the African National Congress (ANC). In a fiery media briefing... 

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