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South Africa, Canada partnership awards C$1m to new research initiatives

By: Anine Kilian     4th July 2017 The South Africa–Canada Research Chairs Trilateral Partnership Initiative announced on Tuesday that it would award C$1-million to two new trilateral research chairs, including a South Africa-Canada-Kenya collaboration and a South Africa-Canada-Uganda collaboration. In addition, the South... 

Extra funding for another SA-based international radio telescope project

By: Keith Campbell     17th March 2017 The international Hydrogen Epoch of Reionisation Array (Hera) telescope, being constructed in South Africa’s radio astronomy reserve in the Karoo region in the Northern Cape province, has received a significant new cash injection, that will fund a major expansion of the array, SKA South Africa... 

SA fly-farming venture receives funding for global expansion

By: Irma Venter     3rd February 2017 Cape Town-based waste-to-protein producer AgriProtein says it has secured $17.5-million of further capital from its key strategic partners to fund the company’s expansion into Europe, North America and Asia.   The new investment values the fly-farming venture at more than $117-million.   The new... 

SA fly-farm venture secures funding for global expansion

By: Irma Venter     12th January 2017 Cape Town-based waste-to-protein producer AgriProtein says it has secured $17.5-million of further capital from its key strategic partners to fund the company’s expansion into Europe, North America and Asia.   The new investment values the fly-farming venture at more than $117-million.   The new... 

BMW to expand Rosslyn high-tech centres amid strong digitalisation push

By: Irma Venter     30th September 2016 BMW Group South Africa (SA) aims to expand its IT Operations Centre, at the company’s Rosslyn plant, as well as its SAP Shared Services Centre (SSC), in Pretoria East, to employ a combined total of more than 600 people by 2017. The SAP SSC currently employs 200 specialists, with a target of 320... 

Mobile Safety Training On The Cards For Teachers

     20th September 2016 A group of South African teachers is to receive training to help them safely navigate the mobile world. South Africa's Wireless Application Service Providers' Association (WASPA) is sponsoring the training for the ten finalists of the Internet Service Providers' Association of SA ISPA... 

BMW SA’s global IT hub to add 220 more hi-tech jobs as auto industry evolves

By: Irma Venter     7th September 2016 BMW Group South Africa (SA) aims to expand its IT Operations Centre, at the company’s Rosslyn plant, as well as its SAP Shared Services Centre (SSC), in Pretoria East, to employ a combined total of more than 600 people by 2017. The SAP SSC currently employs 200 specialists, with a target of 320... 

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... 

Where there’s smoke, there’s a university

By: Riaan de Lange     10th June 2016 One of my earliest memories, on my grandfather’s farm, was sitting next to an anthill with a little sachet of sugar, tempting the ants from the safety of their anthill and then sending them to happy hunting grounds. When the toll was in the early single digits, my grandfather abruptly intervened.... 

We all have a role to play to achieve water security

     22nd March 2016 On the occasion of World Water Day, Nitin Paranjpe of Unilever and Professor Tally Palmer of Rhodes University look at how partnerships are helping to make access to clean water a reality for all.   Access to clean, safe water is one of the human rights we celebrated yesterday. Water is essential... 

#FeesMustFall cost institutions R150m – Nzimande  

By: News24Wire      20th January 2016 Last year’s #FeesMustFall student protests cost universities R150-million in damages, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said on Wednesday. "Our preliminary report suggests that an estimated R150-million of damage to public property was caused last year during the #FeesMustFall protest.... 

Diamond in the Rough

By: Tracy Hancock     11th December 2015 “There’s massive consolidation taking place in the textile industry and one of the reasons that I am here is that I believe in the resurgence of the South African industry,” says newly appointed CEO of uniform and personal protective equipment manufacturer and supplier The Kit Group, Andrew... 

Asanko strengthens board with South African alumni

By: Henry Lazenby     18th November 2015 Canadian project developer Asanko Gold has appointed William (Bill) Keith Smart as nonexecutive director, strengthening the operational and technical expertise of the board as the company prepares to transition to a gold producer. Holding a BCom (Hons) degree from Rhodes University, in South... 

Protesting students plan to disrupt mini budget

By: News24Wire      21st October 2015 Protesting University of Cape Town (UCT) students have reportedly started making their way to Parliament ahead of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's mid-term budget speech on Wednesday. Pam Dhlamini, a student leader among protesters, told News24 that protesters planned to go to Parliament in the... 

Students reject 6% cap on fee increase, call for 0% increase

By: News24Wire      21st October 2015 Protesting students have rejected a proposed 6% cap on university fee hikes for 2016 and have demanded a 0% increase. The revised increase was agreed on by Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande and vice chancellors, ahead of a possible nationwide protest on Wednesday. 

Minister of Trade & Industry Dr Rob Davies to address Western Cape Manufacturing Indaba

     12th October 2015 The dti Minister, Dr Rob Davies, will address the upcoming Western Cape Manufacturing Indaba on Friday 6th November in Cape Town. In what will be a not-to-be-missed opportunity, manufacturing role players and interest groups can also look forward to hearing from the MEC of Economic Opportunities,... 

NRF appoints new CEO

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     11th September 2015 University of South Africa institutional development VP Dr Molapo Qhobela has been appointed CEO of the National Research Foundation (NRF) for a five-year term. Former CEO Dr Albert van Jaarsveld left the NRF in February to take up an appointment as vice-chancellor of the University of... 

Emergency potable water needs prioritising, says Rhodes professor 

By: Bruce Montiea     31st July 2015 Regular protests by residents demanding adequate water supply proves that many South Africans are subjected to interrupted and inadequate safe drinking water supply, says Unilever Centre for Environmental Water Quality director and Rhodes University professor Tally Palmer, who tells Engineering... 

R900m upgrade of N2 highway in E Cape begins

By: Natalie Greve     15th July 2015 Kicking off the initial leg of the three-phase, R900-million Southern Region construction project, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has started upgrading a 47 km stretch of the N2 highway between Grahamstown and the Fish River pass, in the Eastern Cape. The project, which... 

The Dti Minister, Deputy Minister And Dgs To Address Manufacturing Indaba

     25th June 2015 Ekurhuleni - Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina will address the second annual Manufacturing Indaba Conference and Director General Lionel October will moderate a session with international speakers on 29th and 30th June at Emperors Palace,... 

Graduate Teachers Contribute To Quality In Northern Cape Education

     6th May 2015 The first group of Northern Cape teachers who benefited from an investment by the SIOC-cdt have just graduated with degrees awarded by Rhodes University. The programme is designed to improve the quality of teaching in the province and benefit learners in critical subjects such as Mathematics and... 

Rhodes professor appointed to UN advisory panel

By: Leandi Kolver     1st December 2014 Rhodes University Distinguished Professor Tebello Nyokong has been appointed to a United Nations (UN) high-level panel to advise on the organisational and operational aspects of the proposed Technology Bank and Science, Technology and Innovation Supporting Mechanism dedicated to the... 

Pandor to open high-tech nanotechnology facility at Rhodes

By: Natalie Greve     10th November 2014 Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor is set to officially open the Centre for Nanotechnology Innovation at Rhodes University, in Grahamstown, on November 14, placing the institution at the forefront of international nanotechnology research. The centre will house new nanotechnology... 

South Africa’s bold new regional aircraft project

By: Keith Campbell     7th November 2014 At the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition in September, State-owned defence industrial group Denel made an announcement that has the potential to dramatically transform the South African aerospace industry. Two of the group’s companies, Denel Aerostructures (DAe) and Denel Aviation... 

South Africa’s bold new regional aircraft project

By: Keith Campbell     7th November 2014 At the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition in September, State-owned defence industrial group Denel made an announcement that has the potential to dramatically transform the South African aerospace industry. Two of the group’s companies, Denel Aerostructures (DAe) and Denel Aviation... 

Rhodes Business School proud to receive endowment from Archbishop

     24th October 2014 The Archbishop Thabo Cecil Makgoba Development Trust has selected Rhodes Business School to host an Annual Lecture on Values Based Leadership, the first of which will commence in 2016. Archbishop Thabo Makgoba will officially handover the donation on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 to Rhodes... 

Mick Davis X2 now sitting on nigh-$5bn war chest

By: Martin Creamer     15th October 2014 Old Xstrata recollections were reignited on Tuesday as former Xstrata CEO Mick Davis announced that his new X2 Resources had garnered in another $1-billion to take the incipient mining company towards financial reserves of close on $5-billion. A number of new investors have taken the X2 total up... 

Commited to Commerce

By: Tracy Hancock     25th July 2014 Neren Rau, South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) CEO, sat down with Tracy Hancock of Engineering News to speak about the career path that led to his employment at Sacci and his next career move As Neren Rau nears the end of his second contract at Sacci, the academic turned CEO’s... 

John Smithyman

     13th June 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Weldamax supplies welding equipment and consumables Date and Place of Birth: February 8, Surrey, UK Education: Michaelhouse, matric, 1978; Rhodes University, BCom, 1982; Rhodes University, CTA, 1983; CA (SA), 1984; Revans University, US, MSc (business leadership),... 

SA should make more use of Unesco science opportunities

By: Keith Campbell     6th June 2014 The Department of Science and Technology (DST) would like South African researchers to make better use of the opportunities provided by the country's membership of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). The DST is South Africa's designated lead department... 

DST, NRF launch holistic collaborative mining research centre at UJ

By: Natalie Greve     24th April 2014 Advancing South Africa’s ambitions of evolving from a resource-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) on Thursday launched a specialised academic institute that will focus on holistic research into the... 

R17.5m Anglo project to improve, accelerate mine rehabilitation

By: Chantelle Kotze     23rd April 2014 Diversified miner Anglo American’s thermal coal business, Anglo Thermal Coal, has developed and patented a bioconversion technology that it believes could significantly reduce the cost and improve the rate and quality of opencast mine rehabilitation. 

Martin Peterson

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     11th April 2014 Main Activity of the Company: The company is a distributor of Makita, Mercury and Topcon products Date and Place of Birth: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, September 28, 1963 Education: I graduated from Rhodes University with a BCom degree in 1986, before completing articles in 1990 to become a chartered... 

HESA announces interim chairperson

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th March 2014 Higher Education South Africa (HESA) announced the appointment of its deputy chairperson, Dr Max Price, as interim chairperson of the HESA board. Price has led the University of Cape Town (UCT) since July 2008, where he was instrumental in elevating UCT’s status to that of a leading university in... 

Mick Davis and team get going again as well-backed X2

By: Martin Creamer     30th September 2013 Shades of the old Xstrata surfaced on Monday with the emergence of the new X2 Resources, backed by an initial $1-billion investment, under former Xstrata stalwart Mick Davis and his long-standing support executive Trevor Reid. X2 Partners, Noble Group Limited and TPG Capital announced their... 

Accountability key to success - Friedman

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th August 2013 Accountability was key to the long-term success of a business and an enabler of economic growth, but the lack of accountability in South Africa was not only government’s burden to bear, Professor Steven Friedman said on Monday. Speaking at the sixteenth Southern African Internal Audit... 

Company Announcement: Become a chartered account and be successful in life

     5th December 2012 The decision on which career path to follow is not always an easy one 

Lonmin violence not 'out of thin air' – Friedman 

By: Sapa     17th August 2012 The violent confrontation that claimed more than 30 lives near Lonmin's Marikana mine, in Rustenburg, did not just happen out of thin air, an analyst said on Friday. "Should we have seen this coming? Yes and no," said Steven Friedman, director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Rhodes... 

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