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Aug 28, 2015
The project involves a major highway upgrade project in western Spain.
Aug 28, 2015
The yearly Africa Oil & Gas Summit 2015, which is taking place this year on September 8 and 9 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, will focus on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an upcoming energy resource.
Aug 21, 2015
Nissan South Africa (SA) will make an announcement on the production of new models at its Rosslyn plant, near Pretoria, by the end of the year, says Nissan SA MD Mike Whitfield. He expects the announcement “to be positive”.
Aug 19, 2015
South-Africa focused Resgen, which is developing the Boikarabelo coal mine, is seeking quotes from mining contractors as it considers whether a contract-mining model would lower the mine’s costs and capital requirements. The evaluation of the contract-mining model...
Aug 17, 2015
A postgraduate diploma in business administration helps professionals to make the leap from operating as a professional with specific skills, to becoming an excellent manager, says Dr Renosi Mokate, the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership Executive Director...
Aug 17, 2015
Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have described the regional body’s dependence on foreign funding as a “profound weakness” and have called for alternatives. Zimbabwean foreign minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi told a meeting of the SADC...
Aug 14, 2015
JSE-listed mining giant BHP Billiton has appointed Anita Frew as independent nonexecutive director, effective September 15, while Carlos Cordeiro, who has served as nonexecutive director since 2005, will retire from the board in November.  Frew had over 18 years’...
Aug 14, 2015
GERD SEUFFERT The SLAP system ensures reduced stock capturing time as the process becomes more automated with the use of barcode scanners
SEW-Eurodrive Johannesburg has released its new standardisation of logistics and assembly processes (SLAP) system, which has enhanced the company’s operational efficiency by approximately 40%. “The system, which went live in March, was initially implemented at...
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Aug 07, 2015
South Africa’s defence acquisitions and research and development (R&D) agency Armscor is considering reorganising itself to better meet the changing demands on the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the local defence industry. “We’re looking into...
Aug 07, 2015
Shanghai Zendai has held a series of public consultations to brief the public on its plans for the proposed Modderfontein development.
Aug 07, 2015
South Africa's defence acquisitions and research and development (R&D) agency Armscor is considering reorganising itself to better meet the changing demands on the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the local defence industry. "We're looking into...
Aug 06, 2015
President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma says trade has increased by 70% between Brics member countries over the past couple of years and that South Africa stands to benefit from the Brics Development Bank. The President said this when answering questions for written reply at the...
Aug 05, 2015
Mike Whitfield
Nissan South Africa (SA) would make an announcement on the production of new models at its Rosslyn plant, near Pretoria, by the end of the year, said Nissan SA MD Mike Whitfield on Tuesday. Speaking at a media dinner in Johannesburg, he noted that he expected the...
Aug 05, 2015
The Marché du Film of Festival du Cannes, and CineMart, part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, have partnered with the Association for Transformation in Film and Television to create a development program for five (5) South African black producers to...
Aug 04, 2015
Kenya Airways, which reported a record loss in its year ended March, may require a $500-million to $600-million bailout, the Kenyan finance minister said on Tuesday. Profit at the carrier, which is part-owned by AirFrance-KLM, lost 29.71-billion shillings...
Aug 03, 2015
For more than 30 years Franki Africa (Franki), the most renowned geotechnical brand in Southern Africa and now part of the Keller group, has successfully provided pipe jacking and other trenchless technologies – augering, thrust boring and large diameter case boring...
Jul 31, 2015
Location: Cape Town, Beliville Category: Engineering, Technical & Operations Job title: Operations Manager Position type: Permanent Available: ASAP Offer: Market related. Introduction: Operations Manager that will fulfill all duties relating to operation in workshop,...
Jul 31, 2015
ETERNITY PROJECT The Eternity Project is the world’s first cogeneration power plant that uses an organic rankine cycle
The R175-million Eternity Project, an initiative that uses waste heat from mining processes, has reached full commissioning at platinum group metals miner Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) Rustenburg-based Waterval smelter.
Jul 31, 2015
Locomotive design and engineering company Grindrod Locomotives recently signed a contract worth more than $30-million with Bolloré Group, the first logistics and port operator in Africa with a presence in 46 countries, 250 subsidiaries and 25 000 employees.  The...
Jul 30, 2015
Retail group Edcon has appointed Bernard Brookes as CEO and a member of the board, effective September 30, to succeed departing group head Jurgen Schreiber, who would remain on the board as vice-chairperson to ensure a smooth transition. Offering an extensive 35-year...
Jul 29, 2015
Unemployment in South Africa has decreased a notch as the public and informal sector supported more job creation in the second quarter of the year, the latest Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) survey has found. However, nearly half of the country’s 36-million...
Jul 29, 2015
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has appointed former Land and Agricultural Bank head Alan Mukoki as its new CEO, effective August 1. Mukoki offered several years’ experience at the senior executive level, having occupied directorship...
Jul 29, 2015
The price of electricity generated by nuclear power is expected to be higher than that from any other technology except for gas and diesel‚ two separate and independent analyses have found‚ the newspaper reported. The government is pressing ahead with a politically...
Jul 28, 2015
Transnet National Ports Authority CIO Mmutle Lentle
State-owned enterprise Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) new Web-based integrated port management system (IPMS) went live on July 26 at the Port of Durban, with crude oil tanker Colorado being the first vessel to be brought into the port using the new...
Jul 27, 2015
Telecommunications group Vodacom on Monday announced the resignation of CFO and executive director Ivan Dittrich, effective July 31. Vodacom South Africa executive director for finance Till Streichert would succeed Dittrich, who was leaving to pursue his own interests.
Jul 24, 2015
Transnet National Ports Authority has awarded V&A Waterfront the status of preferred bidder for the development of a cruise terminal at the Port of Cape Town.
Jul 24, 2015
CLEANTECH RISING Semifinalists of Unido's Global Cleantech Innovation Programme undergo a training and mentorship programme to help develop their SMEs
Twenty-eight teams, which were announced earlier this month, have reached the semifinals of the South African leg of the 2015 United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’s (Unido’s) Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for small and medium-sized enterprises...
Jul 21, 2015
Local banking firm Standard Bank South Africa (SBSA) believes it can, through the launch of a new unit that assists larger entities meet their black economic-empowerment (BEE) targets, meet the challenges posed by the implementation of the new BEE codes. It noted...
Jul 20, 2015
Chris Griffith
Most of the platinum ounces produced by the world’s biggest platinum company in the next ten years would come from mechanised mining, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) CEO Chris Griffith said on Monday. Delivering a strong set of results for the six months to June 30...
Jul 20, 2015
ASX-listed junior Central Asia Resources has entered into a heads of agreement to divest of its 90% interest in the Dalabai gold project, in Kazakhstan, to local private company Uroven OMR for A$6.9-million. Some A$400 000 in cash would be paid upon the execution of...
Jul 17, 2015
A large delegation from Russia’s nuclear giant Rosatom has showcased its technologies for thermal power engineering at the PowerGen Africa conference in Cape Town. The thermal technology could be used in coal-fired or gas projects in South Africa. Russia is widely...
Jul 16, 2015
Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane
The private-sector-owned Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) on Thursday announced a R1.34-billion equipment replacement project to boost South Africa’s coal supply chain and replace aging equipment with minimal impact on the business of the coal terminal. To be...
Jul 16, 2015
We wish to advise that the Board of Directors has appointed Mr Garry Pita as acting Group Chief Financial Officer with effect from 01 August 2015. Mr Pita’s appointment follows a decision by the Boards of Directors at Transnet and Eskom to second Mr Anoj Singh to...
Jul 16, 2015
The global payments chain is coming under increasing pressure due to the increase in the number of days it takes to be paid for goods and services, and the challenges of economic slowdown in emerging markets and expansion in advanced economies, according to Euler...
Jul 16, 2015
Eskom announced on Wednesday that four of its senior executives who were suspended earlier this year have been cleared of any wrongdoing. In March chairperson Zola Tsotsi announced that four executives – CEO Tshediso Matona, finance director Tsholofelo Molefe, group...
Jul 15, 2015
The World Economic Forum said on Tuesday that it would announce three new initiatives to unlock billions of dollars of investment to help meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The initiatives are to take the form of Blended Finance initiatives...
Jul 14, 2015
DIALOGUES OVER THE YEARS Over the past three years of Dialogues, role players and stakeholders have faced many hurdles in the race to develop South Africa’s infrastructure. Some have cleared these hurdles and others have not. Going forward, achieving a better...
Jul 10, 2015
Although the level of copper theft had decreased to R12.9-million in May, from R13.6-million in April, the volume of copper theft had increased to 180 t, compared with 179 t in April, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) Copper Theft...
Jul 10, 2015
Junior exploration companies had been butchered in the brutal aftermath of the Great Recession, from December 2007 to June 2009; however, one of the defining features of a successful junior explorer in today’s market was productivity. Companies making tangible...
Jul 10, 2015
Nuclear energy’s share of the world’s electricity generation mix may have pared down in the past decade, but hopes that this technology will once again account for nearly one-fifth of total supplies from around 2050 remain. And the Brics grouping of Brazil, Russia,...
Jul 10, 2015
As part of its initiative to provide management and financial support for young entrepreneurs, the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) hosted a youth entrepreneur’s event in Soweto last month to address challenges faced by the youth in their businesses.
Jul 09, 2015
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is considering initiating criminal charges over the Tshwane smart meters tender saga. On Thursday, the DA’s Lex Middelburg said his party had unravelled new material and correspondence which show that the municipality concluded a contract...
Jul 09, 2015
As pay equity continues to top the agenda of unions, regulators, workers and company shareholders alike, PwC warned on Thursday that focus needed to be drawn to the living wage and unemployment to avoid a knee-jerk reaction that could see an exodus of professionals....
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