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More financial access needed for female entrepreneurs – Zulu

By: Anine Kilian     26th August 2016 Regulatory frameworks, red tape and a lack of knowledge and understanding of support programmes are major challenges facing small businesses and cooperatives in South Africa, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said on Friday. She was addressing a delegation of female small business... 

New fuel-economy benchmarks for diesel and petrol vehicles

By: Irma Venter     26th August 2016 A Porsche Panamera has set a new South African benchmark for how far a diesel-powered vehicle can travel on one tank of fuel, while Volkswagen’s new Passat has done the same for petrol-powered vehicles. With the backing of Continental Tyre, Porsche South Africa, Volkswagen South Africa, Total and... 

PRASA rail signalling system project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     26th August 2016 Overall completion of Phase 1 and 2 of the Gauteng signalling projects is at 28%. 

SA population balloons to 55.91m

By: News24Wire      25th August 2016 South Africa’s population is estimated to be 55.91-million of which 51% are female, according to Statistics South Africa’s mid-year calculations. Announcing the figures at a media conference in Pretoria on Thursday, statistician general Pali Lehohla said migration is an important demographic... 

Grindrod records R1.1bn loss, ready to develop Coega liquid-bulk terminal

By: Irma Venter     25th August 2016 A depressed commodities market continued to take its toll on shipping and logistics group Grindrod in the six months ended June 30. Grindrod on Thursday reported a drop in revenue to R11-billion in its management income statement – which included the company’s share in joint ventures – compared... 

Ex-Sars duo mum on Hawks experience

By: African News Agency      25th August 2016 After spending more than four hours in Pretoria central offices of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), better known as the Hawks, former SA Revenue Services officials Ivan Pillay and Johann van Loggerenberg evaded a barrage of questions from throngs of media waiting outside.... 

DCD focus on saving lives in route clearance

     23rd August 2016 South Africa-based route clearance specialist DCD Protected Mobility (DCD PM) will showcase its market-leading range of landmine detection vehicles and mine-resistant personnel carriers at the African Aerospace and Defence Show near Pretoria from 14 to 18 September. Part of the DCD Group, a major... 

New unit to be set up to oversee rail local-content push

By: Terence Creamer     22nd August 2016 The Department of Public Enterprises and National Treasury will consolidate procurement for locomotives into a single institution, under Transnet, to ensure “efficiency and compliance with the localisation requirements”. The decision to set up the unit was made at the recent Cabinet lekgotla,... 

Cabinet sets up ‘Broadband War Room’ amid policy, spectrum uncertainty 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd August 2016 Amid extended delays in the finalisation of South Africa’s information and communications technology (ICT) policy and a legal dispute over the auctioning of broadband spectrum, Cabinet has announced the formation of a ‘Broadband War Room’ to address the uncertainty. Minister in The Presidency for... 

The need for women town planners

     22nd August 2016 Women are fast becoming valuable resources in the engineering industry, however, there is a need for more women to pursue town planning as a career. Statistics provided by the South African Council for Professional Planners indicate that there is a total of 1403 registered planners in the... 

South Africa won’t change IPP course ‘midstream’ 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd August 2016 Cabinet appears to have put paid to Eskom efforts to halt the country’s highly regarded independent power producer (IPP) programme, with Minister in The Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe indicating on Monday that there was no intention to “change course midstream”.... 

Wind, solar can supply bulk of South Africa’s power at least cost, CSIR model shows 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd August 2016 The dramatic fall in the cost of supplying power from wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) plants has moved the global electricity supply industry beyond a critical “tipping point”, which leading energy scientist Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz says is irreversibly altering the operating model, with... 

Women's Month Bonus For ISPA Superteacher Competition

     22nd August 2016 Women's Month 2016 sees the annual ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Competition emerge as an all-women affair as the finalists in one of the country's longest running ICT in education competitions are announced. The ten women who will travel to Johannesburg to compete for the titles of ISPA... 

Uber mulls new South African services as it expands African footprint 

By: Irma Venter     19th August 2016 There is “huge scope” for Uber to grow in South Africa, says Uber sub-Saharan Africa GM Alon Lits. “My wife and I have one car. I Uber to work every morning and I always drive past all of these cars in traffic with single occupants. I want each and every one of these drivers to switch to Uber.” 

Anaergia takes over as manager of SA’s first commercial biogas plant

By: Irma Venter     19th August 2016  The day-to-day management of South Africa’s first commercial biogas plant have shifted to biogas expert Anaergia Africa, part of the Anaergia international group of companies, as from July. Anaergia Africa will manage the plant in a two-year contract. 

Brief history of 15th ICG, the first to be hosted in Africa

By: Jade Davenport     19th August 2016 The City of Cape Town is set to host the thirty-fifth International Geological Congress, the most prestigious of geoscientific conferences held every four years, between August 27 and September 4. While it is certainly an exciting occasion for South Africa, it is interesting to note that the... 

Budget airline ponders going regional as it adds to domestic network

By: Keith Campbell     19th August 2016 South African low cost airline FlySafair is pondering whether it should add international flights, to other Southern African countries, to its currently all-domestic route network. “We are looking at it,” reports company CEO Elmar Conradie. “But it’s in its infancy, at the due diligence stage.... 

New fire door in high demand

     19th August 2016 Fire and security doors producer Bitcon Industries has been contracted to supply doors to an array of new shopping centres throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Jet Park-based Bitcon director Bill Vollmer comments that the company is supplying its Rubidor fire doors for the upgrading and construction of... 

Transnet Freight Rail 1 064 locomotives acquisition programme, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th August 2016 One-hundred-and-forty-eight locomotives will be delivered in 2016. 

Tussling over islands

By: Riaan de Lange     19th August 2016 One of my first memories when I first came to Pretoria many years ago is that of Fook Island. I recall that my cousin’s boyfriend stayed in a commune just off Atterbury road and, just up the road from the commune, at the corner of Mackenzie street and 20th street, was a house with extracts of the... 

Uber mulls new South African services as it expands African footprint

By: Irma Venter     19th August 2016 There is “huge scope” for Uber to grow in South Africa, says Uber sub-Saharan Africa GM Alon Lits. “My wife and I have one car. I Uber to work every morning and I always drive past all of these cars in traffic with single occupants. I want each and every one of these drivers to switch to Uber.” 

Coke bottler to rethink South Africa spending plans due to sugar tax

By: Reuters     18th August 2016 Africa's biggest Coke bottler, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, will rethink its spending plans in South Africa if Pretoria's proposed tax on sugary drinks gets the green light, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. In a bid to fight a growing obesity rate in the continent's most lucrative market for... 

Solar farms move to the cities

     18th August 2016 Acres of industry rooftops offer ideal locations for city solar farms Urban property developers have realised the potential of city rooftops for solar farming, with factories and shopping malls being transformed through the installation of acres of solar panels on previously underutilised roof... 

Emira posts strong FY results

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     17th August 2016 JSE-listed Emira Property Fund on Wednesday reported a solid performance for the year ended June 30, with distribution growth per share up 8.8% to 146.10c apiece. The fund attributed the growth to contractual escalations across most of its portfolio, benchmark-surpassing occupancy levels, tight... 

Key South African economic hubs set for minority rule

By: Reuters     17th August 2016 South Africa's biggest parties have failed to form coalition governments in major economic hubs following elections this month, they said on Wednesday, raising the prospect of less stable minority administrations. Since the African National Congress (ANC) lost its majority in major municipalities... 

Cabinet to look at aligning NDP with national budget – Radebe 

By: News24Wire      16th August 2016 The four-day Cabinet Lekgotla currently underway in Pretoria will look at how best to align the National Development Plan (NDP) to the country’s budget, so as to ensure targets are met, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Tuesday. "One of the agenda items I will be presenting is the... 

European helicopter maker highlights global presence, including SA

By: Keith Campbell     12th August 2016 Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter and part of the larger Airbus Group) is confident that it has a unique global presence. The company recently pointed out it that had 22 900 employees worldwide, with 29 customer centres, 26 training centres and 100 maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)... 

First secretary-general appointed for African research body

By: Mia Breytenbach     12th August 2016 Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana professor Ernest Aryeetey has been appointed as secretary-general of the African Research Universities Alliance (Arua) to drive a collaborative initiative formed by research-intensive universities to strengthen research and postgraduate training on the... 

Manufacturing equipment locally proves to be beneficial

By: Sascha Solomons     12th August 2016 Following two years of research and preparing for the local manufacturing of new innovative materials handling equipment, Pretoria-based materials handling company Wuhlf started manufacturing last month and has reached full production. Engineering News reported in January that the company would... 

Aveng divests from steel sector through Steeledale sale

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     10th August 2016 As part of its efforts to divest from its steel assets, JSE-listed Aveng on Wednesday revealed that its wholly owned subsidiary Aveng Africa had reached an agreement with Kutana Steel stipulating that the latter would acquire a 70% interest in the Steeledale business for R252-million. Between... 

Respublica boosts student accommodation in Johannesburg

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     10th August 2016 With the growing need for more student accommodation facilities, student housing developer Respublica is set to open the new Yale Village residence in 2017. The village will cater to students from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and other campuses... 

Porsche Panamera, VW Passat set new fuel benchmarks

By: Irma Venter     10th August 2016 A Porsche Panamera has set a new South African benchmark for how far a diesel-powered vehicle can travel on one tank of fuel, while Volkswagen’s new Passat has done the same for petrol-powered vehicles. With the backing of Continental Tyre, Porsche South Africa, Volkswagen South Africa, Total and... 

Bio2Watt appoints Anaergia to manage biogas plant, looks to expand

By: Irma Venter     10th August 2016 The day-to-day management of South Africa’s first commercial biogas plant have shifted to biogas expert Anaergia Africa, part of the Anaergia international group of companies, as from July. Anaergia Africa will manage the plant in a two-year contract. 

Engen celebrates women truck drivers this Women’s Month

     10th August 2016 Whilst you would expect this to be a man’s game, a surprising number of women truck drivers work for Engen, whose driver programme has – since 2006 - seen females compete successfully with males in this exacting environment. Engen’s National Transport Manager, Llewelyn Snyman explains that... 

From elevated inspections to stock analysis, drones begin making business impact

By: Dylan Slater     5th August 2016 Remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPASes) have the potential to significantly change the way many industrial, engineering and mining operations are conducted, with the ability to reach difficult-to-access areas and remove people from hazardous situations. RPASes, which are colloquially known as... 

From elevated inspections to stock analysis, drones begin making business impact

By: Dylan Slater     5th August 2016 Remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPASs) have the potential to significantly change the way many industrial, engineering and mining operations are conducted, with the ability to reach difficult to access areas and remove people from hazardous situations.  

Rea Vaya BRT system to be extended to Sandton

By: Irma Venter     5th August 2016 The City of Johannesburg aims to bring its Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) system to Sandton central within the next two years. Rea Vaya started operations in 2009, and already runs between areas such as Parktown, Doornfontein and Soweto. 

South Africa wants answers on Zim trade restrictions by end August

By: Terence Creamer     4th August 2016 South Africa has given Zimbabwe until the end of August to respond to its long-standing enquiry regarding the imposition of surcharges on various South African imports, as well as more recent, and more hostile, trade restrictions imposed under Statutory Instrument 64 (SI 64), which has disrupted... 

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