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Jul 25, 2014
Responding in writing to a recent Parliamentary question by the Democratic Alliance, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has provided an update for each of the country’s 13 bus-rapid transport (BRT) systems, noting that each network is at a different stage of...
Jul 25, 2014
Workers at First Automotive Works’ (FAW’s) R600-million, 28 000 m2 Coega assembly plant, in Nelson Mandela Bay. The Chinese vehicle manufacturer believes the Eastern Cape assembly plant will position it well for growing African truck demand. FAW is now...
Jul 25, 2014
TURBOCHARGING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT The Ford Struandale Engine Plant donated four turbo-diesel engines to propel skills development and training at the Coega Skills and Training Development Centre
Vehicle manufacturer Ford donated four diesel engines to State-owned entity, the Coega Skills and Training Development Centre, to enhance skills development in the automotive industry.
Jul 25, 2014
The majority of the construction work packages forming part of the expansion of the Ngqura container terminal expansion are complete.
Jul 23, 2014
President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma says South Africa is making progress in the fight against corruption, as evidenced by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) probes he has authorised in the last five years. Between 2009 and 2014, the President signed 36 proclamations with five...
Jul 22, 2014
Three Eastern Cape schools will receive a maths and science support plan funded by the Nordex Education Trust – the empowerment arm of the German wind turbine company Nordex; EPC Contractor of three (3) of South Africa’s wind farms namely Dorper, Kouga and...
Jul 22, 2014
The Vanderbijlpark plate mill, which is to be upgraded
Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) reports that it is planning an upgrade to its plate mill at Vanderbijlpark in quarter four 2014, which will enable it to produce heavy plates of up to 11 t for South Africa’s emerging wind-tower manufacturing...
Jul 18, 2014
The first commercial truck rolled off the assembly line at the FAW Coega assembly plant on July 10.
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Jul 15, 2014
MICROmega Holdings’ has established a Skills Development Academy to create skills in the information technology sector though Sebata, a wholly owned subsidiary company of MICROmega. As an integrated technology solutions company, Sebata provides enterprise...
Jul 11, 2014
Government’s Gas Utilisation Master Plan (Gump), Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) underline that gas is not only a substitutable alternative to coal, but could also evolve to become a substantial part of South Africa’s energy mix....
Jul 11, 2014
South Africa is the world’s third-largest Polo market, at 24 994 units sold in the first five months of the year. To be fair, this includes sales of the South African-only Polo Vivo (the fourth generation Polo), as well as the fifth-generation Polo, now rejuvenated...
Jul 11, 2014
Government’s Gas Utilisation Master Plan (Gump), Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) underline that gas is not only a substitutable alternative to coal but a definitive and substantial part of South Africa’s energy mix.
Jul 10, 2014
Today marks a momentous event in SA’s Automotive Industry history, as the first FAW commercial vehicle, built in South Africa, rolled off the assembly line at the FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (PTY) LTD production plant at Coega, in the Eastern Cape.  With...
Jul 10, 2014
Commercial operations have started at Scatec Solar’s 40 MW Linde solar photovoltaic (PV) project, located near Hanover in South Africa’s Northern Cape and incorporating solar-tracking technology. The project is the Norwegian group’s second utility-scale solar...
Jul 10, 2014
As the first commercial truck rolls off the assembly line of the new R600-million, 28 000 m2 First Automotive Works (FAW) Coega Assembly Plant, in Nelson Mandela Bay, on Thursday, FAW aimed to focus on new expansion plans, both at its existing Johannesburg-based...
Jul 09, 2014
The joint developers of the R3-billion Jeffreys Bay wind farm, situated alongside the N2 in Eastern Cape, have lauded South Africa’s transparent and well-run renewable-energy bidding programme and indicated on Wednesday that they would be participating in the...
Jul 04, 2014
The ELIDZ launched the first regional open innovation solution exchange platform on June 30.
Jul 04, 2014
SOLAR SUPPLY Helukabel supplied more than three-million metres of its Solarflex PV1-F solar cable to solar energy projects in South Africa
Germany-based cable manufacturing specialist Helukabel has supplied a significant portion of several million metres of cable to the renewable-energy sector in South Africa in the past year, Helukabel South Africa MD Doug Gunnewegh tells Engineering News. Helukabel...
 
 
 
 
Jul 01, 2014
AfriSam is poised to increase its market share in the Eastern Cape with the opening of a third rail to road depot in the province this one in Markman Industrial, Port Elizabeth to supplement the company’s existing depots located in East London and Queenstown. The...
Jun 30, 2014
The East London industrial development zone (Elidz) on Monday launched the first regional open innovation solution exchange platform. The Connect and Solve initiative, in conjunction with the Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS), was...
Jun 30, 2014
One year after ground broke on the Eastern Cape’s largest mall, the R1.7bn Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth, threatened indigenous plant species and a relocated natural rocky outcrop on the 330ha Baywest City site are thriving thanks to careful environmental...
Jun 27, 2014
Energy solutions company ThermoWise is offering its clients personal service, backed by local support, with the opening of its Gauteng branch, where it hopes to achieve a market share of 75% in the long-term.
Jun 27, 2014
CDC/501/14 - The Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd (CDC) The CDC is inviting capable and competent professional service providers to submit proposals for the provision of professional consulting service for the construction of the St Lucy's Hospital, in St...
Jun 27, 2014
CAPITAL TRANSMISSION Phase 1 of the R10-billion Medupi integration project is to be completed in July 2014
State-owned power utility Eskom’s Power Delivery Projects (PDP) portfolio, currently valued at about R37.5-billion as of 31 March this year, and which falls under the power utility’s Group Capital division, has carried out transmission line and associated...
Jun 26, 2014
Fibre-optic network operator FibreCo Telecommunications continues to advance the multibillion-rand rollout of South Africa’s largest long-distance open-access fibre-optic network, saying on Thursday that it had already completed half of the first phase of the...
Jun 24, 2014
The refreshed Polo
South Africa is the world’s third-largest Polo market, at 24 994 units sold in the first five months of the year. To be fair, this includes sales of the South African-only Polo Vivo (the fourth generation Polo), as well as the fifth-generation Polo, now rejuvenated...
Jun 20, 2014
Volkswagen Group South Africaʼs (VWSAʼs) paint shop has launched a project which reduces hazardous waste at the groupʼs Eastern Cape assembly plant, by improving painting efficiency levels. The project sees the replacement of the painting technique used at the...
Jun 20, 2014
KEN MANNERS The local development and manufacturing of automotive components is the primary driving force behind the success of SP Metal Forgings
Hot-forge-based components manufacturer SP Metal Forgings currently has a large contract to supply South African commercial vehicle manufacturers with more than 500 000 vehicle components a year, including drive-train parts, the company reports.
 
 
 
 
Jun 20, 2014
Rapid prototyping, popularly known as three-dimensional, or 3D, printing, is not as new as some would think. 3D printing was, for example, key in the parts localisation and validation process during the development of the sixth-generation Isuzu KB bakkie, launched in...
Jun 18, 2014
Police on Friday arrested a second suspect in connection with the streak of violent attacks against Transnet workers while the courts in Port Elizabeth ordered that the first suspect remain in custody as the police round up the perpetrators of violence. Port...
Jun 18, 2014
A striking Numsa member linked to violent attacks on Transnet employees spends night behind bars, while Transnet extends grace period for scores of colleagues wanting to abandon the Numsa-organised strike. Eastern Cape police have arrested and charged a member of the...
Jun 18, 2014
Transnet temporarily lifts lockout to allow striking colleagues volunteering to abandon the Numsa-organised strike action to return to work on humanitarian grounds. Transnet today announced that it would suspend the lockout on all striking employees at its Ngqura...
Jun 18, 2014
Transnet condemns resurgence of violence against colleagues who choose not to take part in the strike and commits to enhance security. Transnet condemns in the strongest possible terms the resumption of acts of thuggery, violence and lawlessness against our...
Jun 18, 2014
More than 300 workers absorbed into the company’s terminals at ports in East London, Port Elizabeth and Ngqura. We are pleased to announce that with effect from Monday, 1 June 2014, all employees at our terminals in the Eastern Cape are now employed directly by the...
Jun 13, 2014
A second person has been arrested in connection with a spate of violent acts committed against Transnet employees at the Ngqura container terminal, the freight and logistics group reported on Friday. About 100 National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa)...
Jun 13, 2014
Driving along the West Coast road not far from Cape Town, it is hard to miss the 37 turbines reaching into the sky at the Hopefield wind farm. It may seem an unusual sight in South Africa for now, but not for too long. There are likely to be 400 turbines spinning by...
Jun 13, 2014
BUSINESS PLAN Service level agreements will ensure services at the Tombo Thusong Centre
Multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm GIBB has compiled a business plan, aimed at identifying challenges that exist at the multi-purpose Thusong Centres, in the Eastern Cape, to support the effective functioning of the centres. GIBB has been tasked by the...
Jun 13, 2014
Rainmaker Energy Projects is set to commission the Dorper wind farm.
 
 
 
 
Jun 13, 2014
Boys and girls, how about this: the peak load in the Western Cape that is supplied by Eskom is 3 860 MW (this excludes the load that is being supplied by Steenbras pump storage). The peak demand south of Hydra is 6 035 MW (Western Cape 3 860 MW, Eastern Cape 1 414...
Jun 13, 2014
Driving along the West Coast road not far from Cape Town, it’s hard not to miss the 37 turbines reaching into the sky at the Hopefield wind farm. It may seem an unusual sight in South Africa for now, but not for too long. There are likely to be 400 turbines...
Jun 12, 2014
Freight logistics group Transnet on Thursday extended the suspension of the lockout on striking workers at the Ngqura container terminal for a further 24 hours. The group had initially suspended the lockout on striking workers from 06:00 on Wednesday to 06:00 on...
Jun 10, 2014
Freight logistics group Transnet has, “on humanitarian grounds”, temporarily suspended the lockout of striking employees at its Ngqura container terminal, in the Eastern Cape, after some striking workers volunteered to abandon the National Union of Metalworkers...
Jun 09, 2014
The Labour Court has ordered the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and its members to immediately cease all “acts of violence, intimidation and lawlessness” against nonstriking workers at the Ngqura container terminal, in the Eastern Cape....
 
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