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MakeMeMobile scoops two awards at the 2016 Honeywell META Partner Conference

     Updated 3 hours ago MakeMeMobile was recognised for their excellence at the recent Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions’ three-day Middle East Turkey and Africa partner conference in Bangkok. MakeMeMobile, a recognised leader in enterprise mobility computing and AutoID solutions in southern Africa, scooped... 

Public sector capex tops R1tn in five years

By: News24Wire      Updated 4 hours ago The public sector’s capital expenditure increased by R14-billion to R272-billion in 2015 alone, according to a report released by Statistics SA on Tuesday. Capital expenditure refers to money spent on the purchasing or improvement of land, buildings, engineering structures, machinery and equipment. 

Engineers without Borders

     26th July 2016 The mission of Engineers Without Borders South Africa is to solve real world problems, by taking advantage of the skills of those in the Engineering field. We are passionate about making a significant impact in South African communities. However, large scale impact requires more than small-scale... 

South Africa to host 11th International Heavy Haul Conference

By: Anine Kilian     25th July 2016 South Africa has won the bid to host the Eleventh International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) conference, which will be held in Cape Town from September 2 to 6, 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The IHHA has partnered with State-owned rail utility Transnet and the South... 

Debmarine Namibia acquires N$2.3bn diamond exploration vessel

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     25th July 2016 Namibia-based marine diamond mining giant Debmarine Namibia on Monday took ownership of the SS Nujoma, the sixth ship in its fleet of diamond mining and exploration vessels, from Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven Verft. The 113-m-long ship was built in Norway and will embark on its maiden voyage for... 

Dokter and Misses wins highly revered ‘Icon’ award at Southern Guild Design Foundation Awards 2015/2016

     25th July 2016 Dokter and Misses, a leading multi-disciplinary product design company based in Johannesburg, has won the highly revered ‘Icon’ award at the Southern Guild Design Foundation Awards 2015/2016, which took place on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Southern Guild Gallery in Woodstock, Cape Town. The... 

12-year-old Chiara makes a difference all the way from the US

     25th July 2016 A 12-year-old girl from the United States recently showed that age, distance and cost do not have to impede one’s desire to make a real difference in the lives of countless people. vWhile on Facebook with her mother, planning their summer trip to South Africa, Chiara noticed an advert for... 

Fives alive! ZADotCities achieving key registration numbers

     25th July 2016 South Africa's ZAdotCities domains of Cape Town , .Joburg and Durban  have notched up impressive totals of over 4 500, 3 500 and 2 500 domain name registrations, respectively. This is as of today and according to the ZA Central Registry, which first made these geographic Top Level Domains (gTLDs)... 

Advisian engages with clients to create greater value

     22nd July 2016 The South African operation of WorleyParsons’ global consulting business, Advisian, has experienced notable growth since its launch less than a year ago with its initial office of five members expanding to close to 100 in an effort to service the needs of clients and deliver expert strategic and... 

ANC should lose August elections – but will it? 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     22nd July 2016 The local government elections are upon us. And if things go according to the predictions of political commentators such as yours truly, as well as the number of violent protests we have seen around the country over the past few months, the African National congress (ANC) is in deep trouble. It... 

South Africa draws up plans for gas-generated power

By: Sebastian Whyle     22nd July 2016 In South Africa’s search for viable long-term gas import partners to meet demand in the power sector, Nigeria has been identified as a strong contender, owing to its large natural gas reserves, says professional services firm KPMG.  

South Africa’s first locomotives

By: Jade Davenport     22nd July 2016 The South Africa of the late 1850s was an economic and industrial backwater with limited growth prospects, especially when compared with other colonial outposts. Diamonds and gold, which were to drive the country’s industrial revolution, were still a long way from being discovered and, thus, the... 

Training courses improve engineering skills, businesses and future stability

By: Sascha Solomons     22nd July 2016 South African Energy and Water Skills Education Training Authority-accredited training provider Terra Firma Academy believes that South Africa’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions and its intention to provide a sustainable energy and water supply can be supported through appropriate short... 

Chryso Drives Future Sustainability By Investment In Innovative Product And Service Development

     21st July 2016 Innovation is necessary to develop products and services that underline environmental stewardship. This is according to Andries Marais, General Manager – operations at CHRYSO Southern Africa, who says that in order to create a sustainable future for Earth’s inhabitants, it is critical that... 

Belmet And 3c Metal Formalise A Shareholding Relationship

     19th July 2016 Following a long history of successful collaboration and joint ventures between Belmet and 3C Metal, the French-based head office of 3C Metal has officially taken the decision to invest in a shareholding percentage of Belmet Namibia and Belmet South Africa. The shareholding agreement is effective... 

JCSE ICT skills survey highlights ongoing reality of South Africa’s skills gap

     19th July 2016 Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering has launched its seventh consecutive skills trends survey in the South African information and communications technology sector. The survey is part of the JCSE’s continuous effort to create a meaningful representation of South Africa’s ICT... 

New Cape Regional Manager For A.B.E.

     18th July 2016 Glenn Bouwer has been appointed Regional Manager, Western and Eastern Cape for a.b.e. Construction Chemicals, part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Prior to joining a.b.e., Glenn worked at BASF Coating Services for a decade, responsible for various duties that culminated in being in charge of... 

Boeing, Mango in Africa's first jet biofuel flight 

By: Anine Kilian     15th July 2016 Aircraft manufacturer Boeing, along with South African Airways (SAA) and its low-cost carrier Mango on Friday celebrated Africa’s first commercial passenger flights using sustainable aviation biofuel. The flights used sustainable jet biofuel produced from research and development company... 

DTI sets up Africa-focused trade unit in bid to grow exports beyond R300bn

By: Terence Creamer     15th July 2016 The South African government believes the launch of a new one-stop-shop to facilitate higher levels of trade and investment in the rest of Africa will help consolidate the continent as the country’s most important market for value-added goods and create the platform for an expansion in exports... 

Powermite – all things engineering

     15th July 2016 Powermite, a Division of Hudaco, has earned the reputation as a specialist engineering supplier of world-class components, equipment and systems to Southern Africa’s mining, marine, industrial and general engineering sectors. “From buffers for overhead cranes to couplers for motors, we combine... 

More Than 80 Wheelchairs Donated During First 6 Months Of 2016 Thanks To “Breadtags For Wheelchair” Project

     15th July 2016 More than 80 wheelchairs have already been awarded during the first six months of this year thanks to the hugely successful “Breadtags for Wheelchairs” project, which is administered by the Polystyrene Packaging Council, and with the support of coordinator Mary Honeybun and the Sweetheart... 

Electronic bike hubs piloted in Sandton business district 

By: Irma Venter     15th July 2016 Growthpoint Properties has introduced two electronic bike hubs to the Sandton business district, in a pilot project the company hopes will grow its footprint, says Growthpoint head of energy sustainability Werner van Antwerpen. The two hubs are opposite the Sandton Gautrain Station, at the... 

Polymeric coatings extend component life

     15th July 2016 Surface coating technology company Thermaspray’s range of wear and corrosion resistant polymeric coatings protect components in extremely harsh environments, delivering cost and time saving benefits to customers through extended component life and enhanced production. “These highly flexible... 

6th Edition of Autodesk University Extension Event Will Be Hosted in the Design Capital of the World In 2016

     14th July 2016 Autodesk’s University Extension (AUx), the country’s biggest event for design, architectural and engineering professionals, revolves around the theme - “The Future of Making Things” will be taking place at Cape Town’s Century City Convention Centre on 1st September 2016.  Cape Town, July 2016:... 

CSIR to conduct fourth ocean experiment to explore climate sensitivities of the Southern ocean

     14th July 2016 A 14 day cruise will depart from Cape Town this Friday, along with 40 scientists and students covering a wide range of research e.g. ocean physics, primary production, chemical pollutants weather and sea bird observations from a multitude of national and international institutions that include... 

Broadlink Expands its Micro Wave and Fibre services

     13th July 2016 Telecommunications provider, Broadlink has announced its upgraded network expansion project has begun and already over 40 new high sites are live. This new look network is expanding the capabilities and product performance in new geographic areas with increased capacities. To complement its... 

UCT launches new business communication diploma

By: Kim Cloete     13th July 2016 The University of Cape Town (UCT) has launched its first management diploma specialising in business communication, with a goal of attracting students across all fields, from the humanities to engineering. The one-year diploma course is expected to help fill a gap in developing managers who are... 

Eskom commits to second phase funding of the Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute (EPPEI)

     13th July 2016 Eskom will sign phase 2 of Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute funding agreement, in collaboration with the Universities of Cape Town, Witwatersrand, North-West, Pretoria, KwaZulu-Natal and Stellenbosch, in partnership with a further seven other universities. The signing ceremony will be held... 

Why Cape Town is home to South Africa’s most important meeting place for oil industry professionals

     12th July 2016 South Africa is a gateway to the continent, according to exhibitors and the new owner of Cape Industries Showcase 2016 One of South Africa’s key expos will bring a bigger focus on the oil and gas sector this September in Cape Town. 

Honeywell And U.S. Space & Rocket Center Re-Igniting Teachers’ Passion For Stem Education In South Africa

     11th July 2016 The program has inspired 2,576 maths and science teachers from 56 countries and 52 U.S. states and territories since 2004, reaching more than 3 million students The U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) and its long-term partner Honeywell (NYSE: HON) hosted more than 200 teachers from 25 countries... 

Slave wreck artefacts set for next trans-Atlantic journey

     11th July 2016 Over 220 years after it foundered just off the Clifton coast in Cape Town, the discovery of the shipwreck of the Portuguese slaver, São José Paquete de Africa was the first successful effort ever, to bring to light the archaeological vestiges of one of thousands of vessels that brought over ten... 

Team Africa Le Mans to contest Paul Ricard 24-hour race

By: Anine Kilian     8th July 2016 Former rally and racing driver Sarel van der Merwe will again team up with Le Mans 24-hour winner Jan Lammers and Dr Greg Mills to contest the Creventic 24-hour race at Circuit Paul Ricard, near Marseille, in France, starting on July 15. They would be joined by multiple South African endurance... 

SA’s first public rail infrastructure

By: Jade Davenport     8th July 2016 It has been established that South Africa’s first rail-esque infrastructure was a 1.6N km oxen-operated wooden line, which was laid along Durban’s Bluff in 1856 to facilitate the conveyance of quarried sandstone for the construction of the harbour’s North Pier. However, the country did not have... 

Effective component protection with Plasma Transferred Arc welding process from Thermaspray

     7th July 2016 The Plasma Transferred Arc welding and hardfacing process from surface engineering and coating specialist, Thermaspray (Pty) Ltd., is a versatile, high temperature, wear- and impact-resistant welding process that guarantees a high quality weld deposit making it ideal for protection of components... 

Phase 1 of MyCiti done, ‘obsession’ with BRT ‘waning’ – Heron 

By: Irma Venter     7th July 2016 Cape Town’s MyCiti bus service transported its highest ever number of passengers in May this year, said Cape Town Transport MMC Brett Heron on Thursday. Addressing delegates at the Southern African Transport Conference in Pretoria, he said MiCiti had seen 700 000 passenger journeys in May. The... 

Corporates urged to support youth development through football programme 

     7th July 2016 The South African Football Association’s Development Agency is urging corporate companies to partner and invest in its football-based Safe-Hub programme, which aims to encourage youth to engage in life skills programmes through the use of football. Creamer Media was invited to the site of the... 

Avedia Energy appoints key senior team

     5th July 2016 Cape Town-based LPG gas company, Avedia Energy is heralding a new era with the appointment of an executive team which will see the energy start-up commission its first LPG facility on the West Coast.   “Nine years ago we identified the need for a permanent LPG solution in South Africa and... 

Dachser South Africa named Freight and Logistics Company of the Year

     5th July 2016 On 28 June, Dachser South Africa was named the ‘Freight and Logistics Company of the Year’ at the 9th Transport Africa Awards 2016.  The Transport Africa Awards are designed to recognise companies who have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed and have continually set standards of... 

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