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Au 1240.10 $/oz
Pt 1243.50 $/oz
Oct 10, 2008
A senior executive with giant European helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter says that South African company Advanced Technologies & Engineering (ATE) could indeed benefit from a major deal between Eurocopter and Brazil.
Sep 05, 2008
The SA navy's new state-of-the-art frigates and submarines took centre stage on Friday at the first presidential fleet review of President Thabo Mbeki's term of office. Led by one of the new frigates, the SAS Mendi, the fleet sailed in formation past the review...
Aug 15, 2008
THE first of the South Africa’s three Type 209 submarines, the SAS Manthatisi, is currently out of the water, on the syncrolift, in Simon’s Town dockyard, as part of its routine, pre-planned, maintenance cycle, reports the South African Navy (SAN). It is not the...
Aug 06, 2008
It was the South African government, through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), that had rejected a defence-offset proposal by MAN Ferrostaal to build what has been speculated to have been a R6-billion stainless steel mill at Coega, in the Eastern Cape, and...
Jun 13, 2008
South Africa's newest submarine, the Queen Modjadji 1, has arrived at the naval base in Simons Town.
Feb 22, 2008
The South African Navy has made its human resources (HR) retention strategy one of its main priorities, in an effort to manage the skills shortage that it says reflects the national skills shortage experienced by the country as a whole.
Jan 18, 2008
IN what could be good news for South Africa’s defence industry, US marketing intelligence and analysis company Forecast International Inc. predicts, in its “Africa Market Overview” report, that defence spending by African states will increase over...
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Mar 16, 2007
In his State of the Nation address last month, President Thabo Mbeki stated, “[A]mong the greatest achievements of the peoples of Africa in the past two-and-a-half years has been the restoration of peace in the Great Lakes region. We are proud, as South Africans, of...
Mar 16, 2007
IN his State of the Nation address last month, President Thabo Mbeki stated, "[a]mong the greatest achievements of the peoples of Africa in the past two-and-a-half years has been the restoration of peace in the Great Lakes Region. We are proud, as South Africans, of...
Mar 09, 2007
Forest-products junior Yorkor has announced its intention to embark on an aggressive acquisition campaign as it bids to build a company with a market capitalisation of half-a-billion rand.
Mar 09, 2007
The other day I was whistling Best Bent Wire Best Bent Wire in Morse Code. I’m sure you do this yourself, in the bathroom. The Morse Code goes: dah dit dit dit . . . dit . . . dah dah dah . . . dah dah dit dit dit dit dah dit dah . . . dit dah dah dit dit dit...
Feb 27, 2007
Forest-products company Yorkor expects to learn in March whether it has been successful in its bid for a controlling 70% interest in Global Forest Products, which operates some 57 000 ha of plantation land and several sawmills in the Mpumalanga province - the sale...
Feb 16, 2007
The South African Navy brought the South African Valour Class frigate, the SAS Spioenkop, built in Hamburg and Kiel by German engineering firm ThyssenKrupp Marine System (TKMS), into service on Friday.
Jan 26, 2007
South African specialist split bearings supplier OE Bearings has won a R40 000 contract from the South African Navy (SAN) for four split bearings for installation on Strike Craft.
Sep 01, 2006
The South African Navy (SAN) has no objections in principle to the National Ports Authority’s (NPA’s) taking over its Salisbury Island site – but the parastatal would have to compensate the Navy in kind.
May 12, 2006
Getting marine engineers into shipshape
Feb 24, 2006
“We are the people’s navy, and therefore try to keep the public informed as to what it’s about, they are the taxpayers after all,” South African Navy head of public and media relations Captain Wise reports in an Engineering News exclusive.
Feb 17, 2006
The South African Navy's Captain David Jamieson on Thursday took command of SAS Amatola, the state-of-the-art frigate delivered into the hands of the SANDF and then the Navy from the South Africa-European consortium that built it.
Dec 16, 2005
Since the inception of South Africa’s first ever democratic government just over a decade ago, the favourable political climate created has led to major growth in the country’s economy.
Dec 16, 2005
Since the inception of South Africa's first ever democratic government just over a decade ago, the favourable political climate created has led to major growth in the country's economy.
Nov 24, 2005
South Africa's long-awaited gold-advance scheme, which has been on the cards for a number of years, is to be launched today.
Nov 23, 2005
The South African Navy would by March 2007 become a fully fledged navy after the expected delivery of the last batch of corvettes.
Oct 14, 2005
I finally finished my degree in electrical engineering and headed off for the wild world.
Sep 30, 2005
Recent statements by Defence Minister Lekota suggest that plans for the SA Navy to acquire an amphibious transport ship seem to have been quite dramatically brought forward
Jul 01, 2005
THE South African Navy (SAN) is currently addressing its shortfall of submariners by training personnel abroad, in India, Germany, and probably also Brazil.
Jun 10, 2005
THE SA Navy’s plan for new multipurpose coastal ships should be implemented within the next 5 years & the LPD/LPH programme could be brought forward.
May 20, 2005
THE South African Navy hopes that the next class of ships it orders will be built in South Africa, and that these vessels could form the basis for an export industry.
Nov 26, 2004
The Transnet board will make a decision on funding the R1,48-billion conversion of Durban Port’s Pier One into a fully-fledged container handling facility before year-end.
Oct 29, 2004
AT times, it was like being in a Second World War newsreel – some scene from the Battle of the Atlantic, perhaps.
Sep 16, 2004
South African National Defence Force chief General Siphiwe Nyanda is expected to officiate at the arrival of the fourth and last patrol corvette, the SAS Mendi.
Aug 20, 2004
The South African Navy’s fourth and last corvette, the SAS Mendi, will set sail from Kiel, Germany, today (Friday), the navy said in a statement.
Jun 18, 2004
WITH three of the South African Navy’s (SAN) four new corvettes now at Simon’s Town, the long-awaited restoration of the country’s high seas patrol and surveillance capability is now in sight.
Jun 11, 2004
Every 120 years a dark spot moves across the face of the sun. It happened on Tuesday the 8th of June, 2004. This event is both insignificant and very significant at the same time.
Jun 01, 2004
Yesterday saw the arrival in Simon’s Town of the third of the South African Navy’s new German-designed and -built patrol frigates, the SAS Spioenkop.
May 17, 2004
The South African Navy's largest vessel, the Russian-built combat support ship SAS Outeniqua, is to be placed up for disposal shortly, after about 12 years of service.
Apr 06, 2004
Project engineering contractor Ferrostaal and Uganda's Madhvani Group have joined hands to lease and revitalise the moribund Magwa tea plantation, near Lusikisiki, re-establishing 1 000 permanent jobs and up to 2 500 seasonal positions, while creating an independent...
Feb 27, 2004
The SAS Isandlwana, the second corvette for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), is scheduled to arrive in South Africa on February 25, a representative of the German Frigate Consortium (GFC) and German Submarine Consortium (GSC) confirms. In fact, he...