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Exxon eyes Egypt's offshore oil and gas – sources

By: Reuters     4th December 2017 Exxon Mobil is considering a foray into Egypt offshore oil and gas, seeking to replicate rivals' success in the country and boost its reserves, officials and industry sources said. Officials from the world's largest listed oil producer recently held talks with Egypt's petroleum ministry to... 

Opec, allies set to agree oil cut extension to end of 2018

By: Reuters     30th November 2017 Opec and non-Opec oil producers look poised to agree on Thursday to extend output cuts until the end of 2018 to finish clearing a global glut of crude while signaling they could exit the deal earlier if the market overheats. Non-Opec Russia, which this year reduced production significantly with... 

Brexit takes bureaucracy to the atomic level for UK industry

By: Bloomberg     17th October 2017 To understand the implications of Brexit, it helps to go nuclear. Of all the international regulatory challenges created by the UK’s impending departure from the European Union, the atomic-energy industry may best encapsulate the decision’s bottom-line effect: more bureaucracy and costs for a... 

Bolivia and Paraguay sign nuclear cooperation agreements with Russia

By: Keith Campbell     6th October 2017 Russia’s State-owned Rosatom nuclear energy group is to establish a Nuclear Research and Technology Centre (NRTC) in Bolivia. The contract was signed in Vienna, Austria, on September 19, between Rosatom group company State Specialised Design Institute (SSDI) and the Bolivian Nuclear Energy Agency... 

Bolivia signs contract with Russia to create nuclear centre

By: Keith Campbell     21st September 2017 Russia’s State-owned Rosatom nuclear energy group is to establish a Nuclear Research and Technology Centre (NRTC) in Bolivia. The contract was signed in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday, between Rosatom group company State Specialised Design Institute (SSDI) and the Bolivian Nuclear Energy Agency... 

Austrian engineering firms complain to EU about 'wage dumping' law

By: Reuters     9th August 2017 An Austrian law which could deter companies from contracting out work to lower-cost eastern Europe firms is in breach of EU law, the country's engineering industry has argued in a filing to the European Commission. Austria's Association of Metaltechnology Industries said late on Tuesday it had... 

Platinum industry redoubling marketing efforts in the midst of oversupply

By: Ilan Solomons     28th July 2017 Marketing is immensely important for the platinum sector, which is battling a pervasive weak price environment, with the metal trading at about $925/oz, compared with the all-time high of $2 270/oz in 2008, and an oversupplied market. Marketing of the metal’s various uses has only increased in... 

Electric car demand boosts companies engaged with lithium

By: Bloomberg     23rd June 2017 Lithium demand is surging, boosting shares of the companies linked to mining and manufacturing the light metal used in electric-car batteries. Global X Lithium & Battery Tech, an exchange-traded fund of the 27 biggest companies linked to the light metal, has increased 65% in the past 18 months,... 

Rising US output holding back Opec’s efforts to cut global supply

By: Anine Kilian     26th May 2017 Fast-rising US shale output continues to hamper efforts by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) to cut oil supply to boost prices. IHS Markit senior director Bhushan Bahree noted in a statement on Friday that the US’s crude oil production is expected to rise by more 900... 

Atomic agency looks to increase assistance to nuclear hopefuls

     12th May 2017 Nuclear energy organisation, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Russian State-owned atomic corporation Rosatom have reached an agreement that is aimed at strengthening IAEA assistance to member States that are considering introducing or expanding nuclear power programmes. Under... 

Russian nuclear deal places massive liability on South Africans 

By: News24Wire      27th February 2017 A nuclear agreement with Russia has far-reaching consequences for the budget the Western Cape High Court heard on Friday, as it places all liability for a nuclear accident on South Africa, while indemnifying Russia completely. David Unterhalter, SC, appearing for Earthlife Africa and the Southern... 

South Africans appointed to top nuclear positions abroad and at home

By: Keith Campbell     17th February 2017 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General (DG) Yukiya Amano has appointed South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) CEO Phumzile Tshelane to the Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Energy (SAGNE). Tshelane will serve as a member of the Group for two years. The Group... 

Mondi appoints new CEO as Hathorn announces retirement

     10th February 2017 David Hathorn will step down as CEO of packaging and paper group Mondi on May 11. He will be succeeded by Peter Oswald, who is currently CEO of Mondi’s Europe & International division. 

SA Nuclear Energy Corporation CEO appointed to global advisory group

By: Keith Campbell     6th February 2017 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general Yukiya Amano has appointed South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) CEO Phumzile Tshelane to the Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Energy (SAGNE), it was announced on Sunday. Tshelane will serve as a member of the group for two... 

Plan to phase out ozone depleting substance

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd February 2017 Owing to chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) containing substances that are harmful to the ozone layer, South Africa is set to adopt its HCFC phase-out plan in a Government Gazette dated May 8, 2014, says the Southern African Refrigeration and Air Conditioning... 

Mondi appoints new CEO as Hathorn announces retirement

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st February 2017 David Hathorn will step down as CEO of packaging and paper group Mondi on May 11. He will be succeeded by Peter Oswald, who is currently CEO of Mondi’s Europe & International division. 

South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator hosts international nuclear mission

By: Keith Campbell     16th December 2016 An Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visited South Africa from December 5 to December 15. The purpose of the IRRS mission was to examine South Africa’s nuclear regulatory system and compare it with the IAEA’s safety standards and... 

Starlinger: Revolutionary conversion technology in 3D at K 2016

     28th October 2016 A virtual 3D experience of the new conversion line ad*starKON HX awaited visitors at the booth of Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H. in Hall 16. The production line for block bottom valve sacks made of coated polypropylene tape fabric scores with intelligent features such as automatic valve and cover... 

Global nuclear agency ready to help African countries adopt atomic power

By: Keith Campbell     27th May 2016 The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, has reaffirmed his organisation's readiness to help African countries adopt nuclear energy, if they wish to. "Your country [South Africa] is the only established user of nuclear power [in Africa]. Other countries... 

A sobering visit to Chernobyl 30 years on

     27th May 2016 Watching a post-apocalyptic movie doesn’t do justice to the experience of walking down the main road of the model Soviet town of Prypyat thirty years after it was evacuated in the aftermath of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident. What was once a spacious boulevard is now a forest hiding... 

Middle East, North Africa on mining periphery despite hosting 30% of the world’s minerals 

By: Ilan Solomons     15th April 2016 Despite hosting more than 30% of global mineral reserves, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region severely lacks exploration and resource development investment. The region’s mining industry is facing several challenges, such as social and environmental pressure from communities living... 

Trans-European Transport Network project, European Union

By: Sheila Barradas     1st April 2016 The project will remove bottlenecks, upgrade infrastructure and streamline crossborder transport operations for passengers and businesses throughout the European Union. 

All set for Nuclear Africa 2016 

By: Kelvin Kemm     4th March 2016 Much more nuclear power is essential for South Africa, which is aiming for a massive increase in electricity consumption – at least 100%.  In contrast, some European countries are aiming to reduce electricity consumption over the longer term. In Africa, we have to aim for massive infrastructure... 

Internorm awards LISEC with the „Supplier Award 2015“

     17th February 2016 With the annual awarding of the „Internorm Supplier Awards“, Europe’s leading window brand Internorm has been honoring supply partners for outstanding performances for more than 25 years. The „Internorm Supplier Awards 2015“ were awarded in the three categories „Product components“, „Investment... 

Lifting of sanctions seen boosting Iran’s mining sector after years of underinvestment

By: Ilan Solomons     2nd October 2015 The agreement reached between Iran and world powers in Vienna, Austria, in July over the country’s nuclear programme is reopening the Iranian economy to global trade and investment after ten years of international sanctions against the country. US-based think-tank the Council on Foreign Relations... 

PR bungle blamed for SA nuclear deal confusion

By: News24Wire      17th September 2015 The public relations surrounding the announcement of South Africa's framework agreement with Rosatom in 2014 was not handled correctly, sources in Russia said this week. Russia is not the only country in the running to win South Africa's Nuclear Build Programme, which would bring 9 600 MW into... 

Atterbury invests €200m to expand European footprint

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th July 2015 South African property developer Atterbury has widened its European footprint, by investing in a €200-million retail portfolio in Cyprus, which comprised two key retail assets on the island nation. The 27 000 m2 Mall of Cyprus, which formed part of the landmark 55 600 m2 Shacolas Emporium Park,... 

Researchers discover new approach to higher thermoelectric efficiencies 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st July 2015 While studying fundamental properties of matter in the course of their day-to-day research, a team of scientists have discovered a novel approach to crafting higher thermoelectric efficiencies, which can help develop electricity from waste heat, such as that emitted by internal combustion... 

Iran, 6 world powers reach historical nuclear deal

By: News24Wire      14th July 2015 Foreign ministers from six world powers and Iran finally achieved an agreement Tuesday to prevent the Islamic republic from developing nuclear weapons, Western diplomats said in Vienna. In return for limiting Iran's nuclear activities, the tight web of Western economic sanctions that has been... 

The nuclear press release that produced a roller coaster 

By: Kelvin Kemm     10th October 2014 There was a big fuss in the media when a story came out that South Africa had signed a deal with the Russians to buy eight nuclear reactors. The story was not true. When I saw the first press release I felt uneasy because it just did not look right. 

No deal to procure Russian nuclear reactors, DoE assures 

By: Terence Creamer     1st October 2014 South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) denied on Wednesday that its had signed a deal to procure eight VVER nuclear reactors from Rosatom, of Russia, stating that the agreement signed in Vienna on September 22 merely formed part preparations for a procurement process, which was yet to be... 

The self-driving truck leaps from the drawing board, promising a revolution

By: Irma Venter     25th July 2014 The future changes constantly. Where it once favoured the car over the horse, then the introduction of new, fuel-efficient, low-emission engines, it is now inhabited by the self-driving car and truck. In fact, the debate around self-driving vehicles, or autonomous drive, has in recent months... 

The self-driving truck leaps from the drawing board, promising a revolution

By: Irma Venter     25th July 2014 The future changes constantly. Where it once favoured the car over the horse, then the introduction of new, fuel-efficient, low-emission engines, it is now inhabited by the self-driving car and truck. In fact, the debate around self-driving vehicles, or autonomous drive, has in recent months... 

Radioactive-source logistics illuminated at meeting

By: Dylan Slater     18th July 2014 The importance of safely transporting and using radioactive sources, such as iridium 192 and selenium 75, used in non destructive testing (NDT) procedures, was highlighted during the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Technical Meeting on Radiation Safety in Industrial Radiography, held... 

BASF introduces new LNT+CS4F™ emissions system at 35th International Vienna Motor Symposium

     14th May 2014 BASF recently introduced its innovative LNT+CS4F™ emissions control system for diesel engines at the International Vienna Motor Symposium, held May 8 to 9, 2014, in Vienna, Austria. The new system combines the features of a Lean NOx Trap and a multifunctional catalyzed soot filter .The LNT+CS4F... 

Designer behind the success story

     8th November 2013 All credit for industrial valve manufacturer, supplier and exporter Gunric Valves’ valve designs goes to joint MD Gunter Schmikal, who is all at once the company’s chief executive, designer and research and development department. 

Miya Awarded Prestigious IWA Water Supply Award for Improving the Efficiency of Manila’s water System, Delivering Water to an Additional 2.6 Million People

     5th November 2013 Miya, Arison Investments’global leader in urban water efficiency solutions, established by Shari Arison in 2008, has partnered with Maynilad, the private water utility serving western Manila, to deliver clean water to as many city residents as possible, in a sustainable way that is both... 

Johann Schleritzko

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     26th April 2013 Position: MD of Beka Main Activity of the Company: Manufacture and supply of technical lighting equipment, including streetlights, floodlights, industrial lights and decorative exterior lights 

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