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Graham Howell

     22nd April 2016 This week we feature Dr Graham Howell, chairperson of SRK Consulting South Africa,an independent firm of consulting engineers and scientists providing independent technical advice and solutions in natural resource and development solutions 

Land-speed record attempt at Hakskeen Pan pushed back to 2017

By: Irma Venter     4th March 2016 The Bloodhound project has announced a delay in its attempt to break the land-speed record at Hakskeen Pan, in South Africa. The date for the start of the campaign has been pushed back to 2017. In 2014, it was estimated that the series of runs to break to record would start in 2015. 

Bloodhound to make the chase only in 2017

By: Irma Venter     8th February 2016 The Bloodhound project has announced a delay in its attempt to break the land-speed record at Hakskeen Pan, in South Africa. The date for the start of the campaign has been pushed back to 2017. In 2014, it was estimated that the series of runs to break to record would start in 2015. 

Renewable energy opportunities rise as costs slide and solutions grow

By: Simon Rees     15th January 2016 TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – Despite the tie-up between the renewables market and the mining sector being dynamic and exciting, the high levels of upfront capital expenditure (capex) needed to install and operate renewable components and storage solutions remained a significant impediment to... 

Businesses can build a better bottom line: Jochen Zeitz to address Green Building Convention

     26th October 2015 “Sustainability does not need to come at the sacrifice of economic prosperity.” This is the view of Jochen Zeitz, a keynote speaker at this year’s Green Building Convention to be held in Cape Town from 2 to 6 November. Zeitz is a global advocate of green leadership who is applauded for developing... 

Chandru Wadhwani

By: Zandile Mavuso     19th June 2015 This week, Engineering News features Chandru Wadhwani who is joint Managing Director of Extrupet, a recycler of plastic bottles 

Hennie Heymans

     6th March 2015 Main Activity of the Company: International express shipping Date and Place of Birth: Newcastle, August 27, 1967 

Rhys Evans

     27th February 2015 Main Activity of the Company: Alco-Safe is a distributor of drug and alcohol testing equipment in South and Southern Africa Date and Place of Birth: February 19, 1986, Pretoria Education: Bachelor of Commerce and Business Management, University of Pretoria, 2004 to 2009 First Job: Sales... 

Nick Faasen

     13th February 2015 Main Activity of the Company: Negotiating and managing collective agreements in the civil engineering industry, as well as preventing and resolving labour disputes and administering various social security funds Date and Place of Birth: January 8, 1955, Johannesburg Education: T III (technical... 

Best Selling Author Jodi Picoult Does Joburg

     28th January 2015 Internationally renowned author Jodi  Picoult made her way to South Africa recently to promote her latest offering ‘Leaving Time’. No stranger to our shores, Jodi admits that South Africa is one of her favourite destinations-so much so, that her new book is set in our diverse country. “One of the... 

Demand for A-grade satellite connectivity a reality for Africa

     20th January 2015 While Richard Branson announces plans to put thousands of Internet satellites into orbit, Johannebsurg-based company Broadlink says its satellite hub at Teraco; is already providing unparalleled means for multinationals making inroads into Africa. Broadlink is a leading South African telecoms... 

Local company secures flooring contract for WC winery

By: David Oliveira     14th November 2014 Jet Park-based corrosion protection, epoxy flooring, concrete repair and waterproofing company Verni secured a contract for its Supaflor polyurethane (PU), high-density (HD) screed flooring solution last month. The solution will be applied to the floors of the winery at Mont Rochelle in... 

David Tromp

     7th November 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Kahn & Kahn is a manufacturer, supplier and provider of plastics and packaging solutions Date and Place of Birth: June 1, 1963, Benoni, Gauteng Education: Matric, marketing management diploma First Job: Debt collector at Stannic Career History Prior to Current... 

Richard Szabo

     1st August 2014 Main Activity of the Company:  Freight and logistics Date and Place of Birth: April 12, 1974, Johannesburg Education: BCom (Hons), University of South Africa, 1997 First job:  Global Freight Forwarders Career History Prior to Current Position: SAEL, financial manager for 12 year; KWE, FD for two... 

Carl Watson

By: Anine Kilian     2nd May 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Manufactur of luminaires and glass-reinforced plastic poles Date and Place of Birth: 8 January 1958, Leeds, England 

Cobus van Schalkwyk

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     25th April 2014 Main Activity of the Company: The design and supply of power generation systems Date and Place of Birth: August 24, 1980, Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal Education: North-West University, BEng (electrical and electronic), 2004; University of South Africa, BCom (management), 2013 First Job:... 

Casimiro Da Silva Santos

     7th March 2014 Main Activity of the company: Chemicals and services 

Trevor Carolin

     31st January 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Engineering and manufacture of process equipment 

Steve McCarley

By: Carina Borralho     24th January 2014 Main Activity of the Company: The management, operations and maintenance of municipal engineering services and infrastructure, focusing on water, wastewater and solid waste management services 

Paolo Trinchero

     22nd November 2013 Position: CEO of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Main Activity of the Company: The SAISC promotes steel as the material of choice in construction and related manufacturing. Date and Place of Birth: January 2, 1969, Johannesburg Education: Matric, Greenside High... 

Basil Bold

     15th November 2013 Position: MD of Sensus South Africa Main Activity of the Company: Design, manufacture and supply of water metering equipment and smart metering solutions 

Nico Jacobs

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     27th September 2013 Position: Director: operations Main Activity of the Company: Informal eating outlets 

Deon Barnard

     28th June 2013 Position: MD of Invensys Wonderware since October 2012 

Justice Tootla

     21st June 2013 Position: Deputy CEO of Thales South Africa Main Activity of the Company: Defence and security, aerospace and transportation Date and Place of Birth: November 7, 1968 Education: PDM (GIBS) University of Pretoria, BCom University of Witwatersrand & Masters in Business Leadership (SBL) University... 

Barlow Manilal

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     19th April 2013 Position: CEO of the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) and acting CEO of the Supplier Park Development Centre Main Activity of the Company: The AIDC primarily supports the Gauteng provincial government's industrial developmental aims and objectives. Its purpose is to be the... 

Richard Williams

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     12th April 2013 CEO of the Gordon Verhoef & Krause group of companies, which was established in 1950 Main Activity of the Company: New building work, building renovation and restoration 

Arend Jacobus du Preez

     15th March 2013 Position: MD of KWE Main Activity of the Company: Freight forwarding and logistics 

Martin Roets

     8th March 2013 Position: Operations director of Rectron Main Activity of the Company: Computer, peripherals and accessories distributor 

Nasa to test inflatable spare room for space station

By: Bloomberg     25th January 2013 The International Space Station is getting an inflatable spare room. The first-of-its-kind habitat built by Bigelow Aerospace weighs 3 000 pounds and is made of a Kevlar-like material to withstand space debris and radiation. It looks more like a giant propane gas tank than a kids’ moon bounce and... 

Carl Kleynhans

     2nd November 2012 Country president for Schneider Electric Southern Africa 

Shepherd Shonhiwa

     5th October 2012 Position: MD of Egoli Gas Main Activity of the Company: Reticulation, sales and marketing of natural gas in the greater Johannesburg area 

Brian Howarth

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     7th September 2012 Position: MD of Magnet Main Activity of the Company: Manage the team and develop new business opportunities Date and Place of Birth: August 9, 1957, Durban 

We should be wary of Greens’ talk of ‘sustainable living’ 

By: Kelvin Kemm     7th September 2012 It is amazing how biased the international media is when it comes to reporting on energy generation, specifically electricity. In mid-August Germany opened a new 2200MW coal-fired power station near Cologne, and virtually not a word has been said about it. This dearth of reporting is even more... 

Niels von Hase

     24th August 2012 Position: MD of Solsquare Main Activity of the Company: Solsquare is aolar systems integrator 

Devin van Zyl

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     17th August 2012 Position: CEO of Lambson’s Hire Main Activity of the Company: Equipment and compact plant hire 

Paul Deppe

     3rd August 2012 Full Name: Paul Martin Deppe Position: MD of Hall Longmore Main Activity of the Company: Manufacture and supply of large-bore welded and coated steel pipe 

Cut-price small satellite launch system unveiled by Virgin Galactic

By: Keith Campbell     27th July 2012 Suborbital space tourism company Virgin Galactic announced at the recent Farnborough International Air Show in the UK that work had started on the development of a small satellite launch rocket, designated LauncherOne, that will be dropped from the company’s WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) carrier aircraft.... 

Entrepreneurs, engineers of the 21st century seeking to revolutionise access to space

By: Keith Campbell     27th July 2012 As I report elsewhere in this edition, Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic company announced at the recent Farnborough International Air Show in the UK that they would be offering small satellite launch services from perhaps as soon as 2016. This would be done using a rocket now under... 

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