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Apr 29, 2016
The Department of Environmental Affairs on Thursday handed over a three-year R40 million agreement to the Walter Sisulu University for a water research programme. University spokesperson, Yonela Tukwayo, said in a statement that the programme was aimed at curbing...
Apr 29, 2016
Daimler Trucks and Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) saw a marked slip in new-vehicle sales in 2015 compared with 2014, with sales dropping from 5 897 units to 5 300 units. The decline came as the South African new truck and bus market declined from 31 558 units in 2014...
Apr 29, 2016
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa and the Gibela Rail Transportation Consortium have begun open-line testing on the first test train imported from Brazil.
Apr 29, 2016
Following a 13 140 km journey from Spain by ship, Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA’s) new try-out press has arrived at the manufacturer’s Uitenhage plant. VWSA has invested R120-million in a new 21 000 kN try-out press to improve manufacturing capabilities at...
Apr 22, 2016
Senzeni Zokwana
The department of agriculture has imported 1 732 million tons of yellow  maize and 72 000 tons of white maize to cover shortfalls caused by the drought, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said on Thursday. For the next season, beginning May 1 and running until...
Apr 22, 2016
An update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – second window.
Apr 21, 2016
The Western Cape province has, in partnership with the National Treasury and the deciduous fruit industry, established the Deciduous Fruit Development Chamber (DFDC) Commercialisation Programme, which will disburse R120-million in funding to emerging fruit farmers to...
Apr 19, 2016
Science & Technolgoy Minister Naledi Pandor on a tour of the various exhibitors that the department funds
Advances in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) programme, a significant fluorochemical expansion initiative and a R30-million science centre in Cofimvaba, in the Eastern Cape, were highlighted during the yearly Science and Technology budget vote debate in Parliament on...
Apr 19, 2016
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Apr 13, 2016
Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu
Rural and township economies was put under the spotlight on Tuesday when the Minister of Small Business Lindiwe Zulu was in Nelson Mandela Bay for a Small, Medium and Micro-Sized Enterprises (SMME) stakeholder summit. Adressing SMMEs at the Nelson Mandela Bay...
Apr 08, 2016
Nelson Mandela Bay executive mayor Danny Jordaan on Friday thanked President Jacob Zuma for bringing investment to the metro. Jordaan was speaking at the port of Port Elizabeth where Zuma and a number of ministers attended an event for an update on the implementation...
Apr 08, 2016
The proposal involves the construction of a mixed-use development on 13.3 ha of currently underutilised land in the Boardwalk precinct, in Port Elizabeth.
Apr 08, 2016
Msikaba river bridge on the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) hereby invites applications for prequalification from suitably qualified and experienced contracting firms (minimum CIBD Grading CE9) or consortia with the...
Apr 08, 2016
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) hereby invites applications for prequalification from suitably qualified and experienced contracting firms (minimum CIBD Grading CE9) or consortia with the necessary resources, competencies and experience to...
Apr 08, 2016
The project involves the refurbishment of four dilapidated schools in the Eastern Cape.
Apr 08, 2016
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has invited black-owned suppliers to participate in its first ever black-owned suppliers’ day. The event will take place at the VWSA PeoplePavilion in Uitenhage, in the Eastern Cape, on Thursday, May 5.
Apr 06, 2016
The 220t crown of the try-out press
Following a 13 140 km journey from Spain by ship, Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA’s) new try-out press has arrived at the manufacturer’s Uitenhage plant. VWSA has invested R120-million in a new 21 000 kN try-out press to improve manufacturing capabilities at...
Apr 04, 2016
The arrival of the first of two new, powerful tugboats bound for the port of Port Elizabeth marked the first milestone in a R1.4-billion nine-tugboat contract to bolster the efficiency of the ports’ marine operations countrywide, Transnet National Ports Authority...
Apr 01, 2016
Daimler Trucks and Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) saw a marked slip in new-vehicle sales in 2015 compared with 2014, with sales dropping from 5 897 units to 5 300 units. The decline came as the South African new truck and bus market declined from 31 558 units in 2014...
 
 
 
 
Apr 01, 2016
AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPED Hydraform was contracted to undertake the construction of this project for the benefit of the community
The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform built 27 affordable homes on the Radway Green Farm Agri-Village outside of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, using brick- and block-making machine manufacturer Hydraform’s interlocking block-making technology. The...
Apr 01, 2016
Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) is ramping up to start production of the C350e plug-in hybrid at the company’s Eastern Cape plant, says MBSA CEO and executive director manufacturing Arno van der Merwe. Van der Merwe says the C-Class hybrid ⎯ most likely the first...
Mar 31, 2016
An initial investigation into the electrocution of 48 Cape vultures on Eskom powerlines near Elliot, in the Eastern Cape, has indicated that noncompliant structures were responsible for the death of the endangered birds. The two main incidents took place near one of...
Mar 29, 2016
A special investigation is being launched by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) following a discovery that as many as 48 Cape Vultures have been electrocuted on Eskom powerlines near Elliot, in the Eastern Cape, in recent times. The State-owned electricity utility...
Mar 29, 2016
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has invited black-owned suppliers to participate in its first ever black-owned suppliers’ day. The event will take place at the VWSA PeoplePavilion in Uitenhage, in the Eastern Cape, on Thursday, May 5.
Mar 25, 2016
FORESTRY The paper industry aims to stimulate rural development and improve timber yield through forestry initiatives
Despite the difficult economic climate, Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (Pamsa) executive director Jane Molony believes that it is unlikely that there will be significant contraction in the paper industry this year.
Mar 24, 2016
The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) has invested a cumulative R90-million that has helped transform two disparate but critical segments of the bus transport sector. A R45-million investment had helped bus company Africa People Mover (APM) expand and entrench itself...
Mar 24, 2016
DTI director-general Lionel October
With the first phase of the Vulindlela Heights Industrial Park revitalisation programme set to kick off next week, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) plans to inject more funds for the next phase of the upgrade. Around R22-million had been allocated for the...
Mar 24, 2016
CORE TESTING Borehole KZF is located 75-km north-east of the town of Ceres and penetrates 671 m of Karoo strata, including the gas-favourable Whitehill and Prince Albert formations
The Council for Geoscience (CGS) in conjunction with other research bodies is improving the understanding of the stratigraphy and basinal settings of potential shale gas reserves in South Africa’s Karoo Basin region. CGS senior specialist scientist Dr Doug Cole says...
Mar 23, 2016
Human rights activists in South Africa have been victims of aggression, intimation, assault and murder, such as what happened last night in the Xolobeni region of the Eastern Cape when the chairperson of the Amadiba Crisis Committee, Mr Bazooka Rhadebe, was shot by...
 
 
 
 
Mar 22, 2016
On the occasion of World Water Day, Nitin Paranjpe of Unilever and Professor Tally Palmer of Rhodes University look at how partnerships are helping to make access to clean water a reality for all.   Access to clean, safe water is one of the human rights we celebrated...
Mar 18, 2016
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) hosted a public participation meeting in Port Elizabeth on Thursday to discuss draft regulations around 22 proposed Marine Protected Area (MPAs) nationally, which form part of the Operation Phakisa initiative. The aim of...
Mar 18, 2016
Lifting, transporting, installing and ballasting solutions provider ALE has completed the delivery of 560 wind-turbine generator components for the Amakhala Emoyeni project.
Mar 18, 2016
POWER IN A BOX The PowerTurtle incorporates a unique container-based design in which the solar panels roll out at day and are stored securely at night
A new modular solar energy solution the PowerTurtle, valued at about R600 000, was launched at the Pheasant Folly Primary School in Palm Ridge, Gauteng, this month, First presented to the Gauteng Department of Education (DoE) in 2015, the system provides a way for...
Mar 18, 2016
An update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – first window.
Mar 18, 2016
An update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – fourth window.
Mar 18, 2016
An update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – second window.
Mar 18, 2016
An update on the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – third window.
Mar 18, 2016
FOR RENT Xylem is opening pump rental and service hubs across Europe and expanding its pump rental portfolio in South Africa
Global water technology company Xylem in January announced the expansion of its pump rental and service portfolio across Europe and South Africa through a multimillion-euro investment. The company believes that this expansion initiative will enable it to better meet...
Mar 17, 2016
The C350e
Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) was ramping up to start production of the C350e plug-in hybrid at the company’s Eastern Cape plant, said MBSA CEO and executive director manufacturing Arno van der Merwe on Thursday. Speaking in East London, Van der Merwe said the...
 
 
 
 
Mar 17, 2016
On 15 March 2016 a team of 20 people from Engen’s Corporate Affairs division and affiliated agencies – Magna Carta, PHD and Posterscope – collaborated to transform the Freedom No. 2 Tuck Shop in Nyanga, Cape Town. With paint and purpose, the idea was to focus a team...
Mar 15, 2016
South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) confirmed on Tuesday that it had received, on March 10, two Nuclear Installation Site Licence (NISL) applications from Eskom for Thyspunt, in the Eastern Cape, and Duynefontein, in the Western Cape. The NNR said that...
Mar 14, 2016
Property developer Baywest City is embarking on five major developments this year, valued at more than R1.2-billion. Over the next two years, the developers would invest in a 228-unit residential development, an 8 000 m2 green-rated office block, an international...
Mar 11, 2016
Entrepreneur investors in South Africa’s petroleum sector have successfully managed to overcome what can be high barriers to entry through a partnership with Chevron South Africa. Chevron South Africa’s Caltex Branded Marketer programme was developed to help...
Mar 11, 2016
Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Mzwandile Masina has called on government and academia to actively engage in the process finding sustainable development models for reindustrialisation and economic growth. Speaking at the inaugural Economic Research Advisory...
 
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