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Unions call for full investigation into explosion at Rheinmetall Denel Munition plant

By: Rebecca Campbell     4th September 2018 Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has confirmed that the fatal explosion which rocked its Somerset West plant, in the Western Cape, on Monday took place in the propellant operations building. “During operations an explosion occurred and destroyed the entire building and the immediate surrounding... 

On-The-Air (17/08/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th August 2018 Yet another huge mine is in serious financial trouble, which is throwing up the dread of more mass retrenchment. South Africa should adopt the growth model that has proved so resoundingly successful for the economy of Canada. The Constitutional Court should be called upon to lift the veil of... 

Cable theft disrupts Metrorail's Joburg-Pretoria train service

By: Reuters     15th August 2018 Metrorail has said its technical teams are busy replacing stolen cables after its train service between Pretoria and Johannesburg was disrupted on Wednesday morning due to missing overhead wires on both lines at Olifantsfontein. As a result, trains from Johannesburg are turning around at... 

New legal and innovation expertise on board at the Bigen Group

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th August 2018 Dr McLean Sibanda, until recently CEO of The Innovation Hub Management Company (TIH) in Pretoria, has joined the Bigen Group as Executive: Investments and Concessions at its head office located at The Innovation Hub precinct in Pretoria. The Bigen Group is a leading multinational infrastructure... 

R573 Moloto road upgrade, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd August 2018 South African National Roads Agency Limited is developing the Moloto Corridor, which is one of the strategic infrastructure projects being undertaken by government to revive the South African economy.  

Fuel prices to rise by more than 1.5% in July

By: Reuters     2nd July 2018 The retail price of petrol in South Africa will rise by more than 1.5% from July 4, while the price of wholesale diesel will rise by 1.8%, the Energy Department said on Sunday. The price of petrol will rise by 26c to R16.02 a litre in the commercial hub of Gauteng province, while diesel will... 

Scania and Growthpoint extend their relationship with lease renewals at four properties

27th June 2018 Growthpoint Properties has renewed four leases with Scania, extending its relationship with the global company that offers sales of trucks, buses, and services in more than 100 countries. The leases were renewed for four properties located in established industrial areas across the province of... 

Namibia’s world-class roads

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     22nd June 2018 I have been to a few countries in Southern Africa but Namibia seems to always fall into the blind spot whenever I plan to travel beyond the borders of Mzansi. However, the good work being done in that country has not gone unnoticed by those who really matter. By ‘those who really matter’ I mean... 

Attacq continues to develop Waterfall City

By: Anine Kilian     13th June 2018 Construction and development of JSE-listed Attacq’s Waterfall City is ongoing, with new infrastructure including roads, residential properties and warehouses continuously in the pipeline. During a tour of the Waterfall City precinct on Wednesday, head of development Giles Pendleton said the last... 

Rising attacks on cash-carrying vans pose threat to economy

By: African News Agency      1st June 2018 A renewed surge in attacks on armoured trucks that transport vast amounts of money between retailers and banks is hurting South Africa's economy, given that the bulk of transactions in the country are still conducted in hard cash, industry officials said this week. Cash-in-transit (CIT) attacks... 

African airlines switching to more economical regional airliners

By: Rebecca Campbell     25th May 2018 Regional airliner manufacturers are seeing a major adjustment in African airline markets as airlines "right-size" their fleets, adopting more economical, regional types (especially regional jets). This was made clear at the twenty-seventh African Aviation Summit (Air Finance Africa) on Thursday... 

DA to table motion of no confidence in Premier Makhura

By: News24Wire      7th May 2018 The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will table a motion of no confidence in Premier David Makhura in the Gauteng provincial legislature later this month. DA Gauteng provincial leader John Moodey said on Sunday that the party will table the motion on May 15. The party blamed Makhura for the 144... 

Gauteng province to streamline approval process for projects to boost investment – MEC

By: African News Agency      19th April 2018 The Gauteng provincial government is working at streamlining the process of assessing the environmental impact of projects in order to speed up the approval process for businesses and encourage investment, its member of the executive council for economic development, environment, agriculture and... 

Fuel prices to fall in March on stronger rand

By: Reuters     2nd March 2018 The retail price of petrol and the wholesale price of diesel in South Africa will fall on Wednesday after the rand strengthened, the energy department said on Friday. The price of petrol will fall by 36 cents to 13.76 rand per litre in commercial hub Gauteng province. Diesel will go down by 47... 

Fourth industrial revolution brings hope to youth – Makhura 

By: Thabi Madiba     7th December 2017 Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Thursday tabled the fourth Political Report of the Gauteng provincial government and highlighted the opportunities that were arising from the fourth industrial revolution. Makhura said the unfolding of the fourth industrial revolution was shaping the economy and... 

SA government takes healthcare services to Kuruman mineworkers

By: African News Agency      6th December 2017 Mineworkers in the manganese-rich town of Kuruman, in the Northern Cape, are set to benefit from integrated healthcare and social services after government partnered with the mining industry and workers associations to launch a centre on Tuesday. The One Stop Health Service Centre is aimed at... 

Cashbuild Reports Record Set Of Results

30th August 2016 • Revenue for the year increased by 13% to R8,7 billion  • Operating profit, excl BEE, up 33% to R612 million • Headline earnings, excl BEE, increased by 41% to R494 million • Total dividend per share growth of 41% to 1 001 cents Cashbuild, southern Africa’s largest retailer of quality building... 

DCD opens new doors to local market

10th August 2016 Leading seamless forged product manufacturer DCD Ringrollers is expanding into new market segments with its recent forging of a large nozzle component weighing over three tons. “With a height of 850 mm, this forging is the largest of 43 components ordered by a South African customer for a... 

Public sector capex tops R1tn in five years

By: News24Wire      26th July 2016 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. 

Infrastructure equity fund achieves successful sale of toll road assets

By: Anine Kilian     6th July 2016 African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) has sold investments in three privately concessioned toll roads in Southern Africa, the private equity fund manager said on Wednesday. Acting as the manager of the South Africa Infrastructure Fund (SAIF), AIIM successfully concluded the... 

Atlas Copco Road Construction Equipment appoints new equipment & aftermarket dealer

24th May 2016 Dynapac Road Construction Equipment, a division of Atlas Copco Construction Technique, brings its product and service solutions offering closer to customers around the country through the appointment of MB Plant SA (Pty) Ltd as its official equipment and aftermarket dealer. Quality products and... 

Water taken from Sterkfontein still not replaced – Muller  

By: Martin Creamer     12th May 2016 Water extracted from the Sterkfontein dam had still not been replaced, six months after officials promised that it would be, Wits School of Governance visiting adjunct professor Mike Muller has pointed out. Speaking at this week’s South African Institution of Civil Engineering Civilution... 

Gauteng to decisively improve public Transpor

1st April 2016 Gauteng is set to transform public transport across its territory though the creation of a Public Transport Authority. 'Gauteng is a unique province,' highlighted provincial Premier David Makhura. 'No other province has three metros.' Because of this concentration of major urban areas, much of... 

Peters wants integrated public transport systems

By: Keith Campbell     9th March 2016 Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has called for public transport in South Africa to be integrated and accessible. She was delivering the keynote address at the International Conference on Transport Authorities in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, on Wednesday. "A lot of improvements have... 

SA defence group promoting high-tech education, training

By: Keith Campbell     5th February 2016 The Acting CEO of South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel, Zwelakhe Ntshepe, is “delighted” at his company’s role in helping prepare young South Africans to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He was speaking at the group’s recent annual Young Achievers Awards... 

Defence group Denel promoting high-tech education and training

By: Keith Campbell     22nd January 2016 The acting CEO of South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel, Zwelakhe Ntshepe, is “delighted” at his company’s role in helping prepare young South Africans to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He was speaking at the group’s annual Young Achievers Awards ceremony in... 

Tiger Brands to buy more from small farmers

By: News24Wire      7th August 2015 SA’s biggest consumer foods maker Tiger brands on Friday signed an agreement with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in which it agreed to buy certain crops from smallholders. Tiger Brands CEO Peter Matlare said at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding that the deal... 

Petrol price to drop by 51c

By: SANews, SA government news service     31st July 2015 The petrol price will come down by 51c as of next week, said the Department of Energy on Friday. According to the department, the price of Diesel 0.05% Sulphur will decrease by 75 cents while that of Diesel 0.005% Sulphur will decrease by 73c. 

Mining towns get R18bn facelift

By: SANews, SA government news service     1st July 2015 Government has allocated R18-billion to improve the socioeconomic conditions of distressed mining communities across the country. Headed by the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) in charge of revitalising mining communities, the projects include housing and wellness projects. 

Bucket system eradicated by year-end – Mokonyane 

By: RDM News Wire      25th May 2015 The bucket system programme in formal areas will be a thing of the past by the end of 2015‚ Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said on Monday. About 88% of South Africans have access to clean drinkable water and almost 78% have access to decent sanitation‚ Mokonyane claimed. 

Tool supplier to relocate headquarters

By: Anine Kilian     15th May 2015 Construction industry supplier Hilti South Africa is moving its headquarters from Johannesburg to the 2 200 ha multibillion-rand Waterfall City development logistics precinct, which is currently under construction, in the Midrand area of South Africa’s Gauteng province. Construction of the new... 

WWF-SA moves into new Joburg home  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd April 2015 WWF-SA will officially launch its new green premises, on the corner of Melle and De Korte streets in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, next month, following the refurbishment of an existing building in January.  

New dates revealed for key Sterkfontein fossils

By: Keith Campbell     17th April 2015 It was thanks to recently-developed technology that an international team of scientists was able to announce recently the determination of new dates for the famous Little Foot skeleton excavated from the globally-famous Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa’s Gauteng province. The team comprises... 

South Deep’s problems should ease in second half – Gold Fields 

By: Martin Creamer     7th April 2015 The problems hampering the South Deep gold mine, which represents 70% of Gold Fields gold reserves, should ease in the second half of 2015. Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland said at the company’s presentation of 2014 mineral resources and reserves on Tuesday that every effort was being made to... 

New dates revealed for key Sterkfontein fossils

By: Keith Campbell     2nd April 2015 An international team of scientists announced on Thursday the determination of new dates for the famous Little Foot skeleton excavated from the globally-famous Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa’s Gauteng province. The team comprises researchers from South Africa, Canda, France and the US. It... 

Corruption Watch data confirms corruption on the rise in SA 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th February 2015 Corruption watchdog Corruption Watch (CW) expressed increased concern over the growing levels of corruption and the lack of political will by key political and governmental leaders to confront corruption in South Africa. The Corruption Watch 2014 report reveals that 8 181 corruption reports have... 

Japanese may have key to unlocking Springbok Flats coal 

By: Martin Creamer     5th February 2015 The Japanese may have the key to the unlocking of South Africa’s Springbok Flats where uranium contamination has inhibited coal mining for decades. XMP Consulting geologist Gerhard Esterhuizen has told the IHS Energy South African Coal Exports Conference 2015 that the Japanese claim to have a... 

16c/ℓ fuel levy in lieu of e-tolls ‘not equitable’, says Alli 

By: Natalie Greve     6th November 2014 South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli has argued that instituting a fuel levy instead of the e-toll user-pays system would not be an “adequate, equitable or efficient” way of funding the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), as those who lived outside of the... 

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