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Covid-19 is pushing back start of Navara production, says Nissan SA

By: Irma Venter     Updated 16 minutes ago The start of assembly of the one-ton Navara pickup at Nissan South Africa’s (Nissan SA’s) Rosslyn plant, in Pretoria, has been pushed back from November this year to early next year, says Nissan Group of Africa MD Shinkichi Izumi. “Covid-19 has caused a slight delay in the start of production.” 

Covid-19 is pushing back start of Navara production, says Nissan SA
Shinkichi Izumi

CoJ council has until Friday to approve budget

By: Sane Dhlamini     Updated 1 hour 50 minutes ago Gauteng Cooperative Governance MEC Lebogang Maile has urged  the City of Johannesburg Municipal Council to put the interest of the residents of the City first following its failure to approve an annual budget for the start of the municipal financial year 2020/21. The Gauteng Provincial Executive... 

CoJ council has until Friday to approve budget

Sasol gives up licence to seek offshore gas in Mozambique

By: Reuters     5th July 2020 South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has opted to give up its licence to explore for gas off the Mozambique coast, the company said on Sunday. "Sasol will return Block 16/19 in its entirety to the Government of Mozambique. To this end, a withdrawal notification has already been sent to the... 

Nedbank launches SDG-linked capital instrument

By: Marleny Arnoldi     Updated 1 hour 37 minutes ago Nedbank has launched a new “green” tier two capital instrument that is linked with sustainable development goals (SDG), which is the first of its kind in South Africa. The instrument is linked on the green bonds segment of the JSE.  

Nxesi welcomes arrest of five people who allegedly defrauded UIF of R5.7m in Covid-19 relief funds

By: African News Agency      5th July 2020 Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has welcomed the arrest this weekend of five suspects accused of being part of "the enterprise that scammed R5.7 million" from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) meant to provide relief for workers during the coronavirus (Covid-10) lockdown. The five... 

Engineering News & Mining Weekly e-magazine now available

2nd July 2020 For the duration of South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown period, Creamer Media is providing free digital access to our flagship Engineering News & Mining Weekly news magazine. Click now to read our latest edition. 

Engineering News & Mining Weekly e-magazine now available

Seifsa eagerly awaits scrap metal industry relief

By: Marleny Arnoldi     Updated 1 hour 34 minutes ago The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has welcomed government's announcement that it has tasked the International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) of South Africa to look into measures to support the metals and engineering (M&E) sector. Seifsa says it... 

Seifsa eagerly awaits scrap metal industry relief

Numsa, Sacca to take legal action to prevent SAA liquidation; call for Mboweni to be fired

By: African News Agency      5th July 2020 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) intend to take legal action to prevent the liquidation of South African Airways (SAA), and have urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. Numsa and Sacca... 

Industrial property seems to weather Covid-19 weakening best - FNB

By: Marleny Arnoldi     Updated 1 hour 33 minutes ago Brokers continue to perceive the industrial property market as the strongest of the three classes in commercial property – industrial, retail and office. However, there has been weakening demand-supply balances in all three property classes since Covid-19 hit South Africa, says FNB property... 

Industrial property seems to weather Covid-19 weakening best - FNB

Roles of govt, business in restarting economy need clearer definition, says BLSA

By: Donna Slater     Updated 3 hours ago In her weekly newsletter, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso says a clearer perspective of the roles and responsibilities of business and government needs to be established as the country grapples with restarting its economy. She notes that, on one level, there are common... 

Roles of govt, business in restarting economy need clearer definition, says BLSA
Photo by Creamer Media's Donna Slater
BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso

Cement sector welcomes Sidssa commitments, urges increased local content

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     1st July 2020 The South African cement industry, represented by industry organisation, The Concrete Institute (TCI), has welcomed the outcomes of the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa (Sidssa), held last week.  The symposium was convened by Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa, head of the... 

Insolvent global Internet satellite communications company bought by UK/India partnership

By: Rebecca Campbell     Updated 1 hour 38 minutes ago UK-domiciled but US-based global Internet satellite communications company OneWeb, which became insolvent because of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, has been bought by an international public-private partnership (PPP). OneWeb’s aim is to establish a constellation of, at first, 650... 

Insolvent global Internet satellite communications company bought by UK/India partnership
Photo by OneWeb
An artist’s impression of a OneWeb satellite in orbit.

Ramaphosa calls for caution around elderly during Covid-19

By: Sane Dhlamini     Updated 2 hours 50 minutes ago President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for vigilance and cautiousness as the country prepares to reach its peak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections, and has placed emphasis on ensuring that the elderly are not exposed to the virus. In his weekly column to the nation Ramaphosa said as part of the... 

Ramaphosa calls for caution around elderly during Covid-19
President Cyril Ramaphosa

Displacement continuing at copper mine where openpit give way is imminent

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 6 hours ago Vertical and horizontal displacement is continuing at the Nchanga Open Pit Cut 2 in Chingola in Zambia, where geo-technical assessments point to an imminent collapse of a portion of the open pit – but the anticipated slough had not happened by late Sunday when Mining Weekly spoke by phone to... 

Displacement continuing at copper mine where openpit give way is imminent
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Konkola Copper Mines CEO Chris Sheppard.

AfDB concludes R2bn investment in Nedbank SDG-linked bonds

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd July 2020 Finance institution, the African Development Bank (AfDB) group, has concluded the investment of R2-billion in Sustainable Development Goals-linked bonds (SDG bonds) issued by banking group Nedbank South Africa. This investment, which is listed on the green bonds segment of the JSE, will... 

'You are ready and getting readier' – Ramaphosa is pleased with Mpumalanga's Covid-19 plans

By: News24Wire      3rd July 2020 Conducting an oversight visit in Mpumalanga on Friday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said he was pleased with the plans the province has put in place to deal with Covid-19, especially as infections are expected to rise. As of 2 July, Mpumalanga had 1 478 confirmed cases of Covid-19, one of the... 

'You are ready and getting readier' – Ramaphosa is pleased with Mpumalanga's Covid-19 plans
President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa says coronavirus forums will be rolled out countrywide

By: Yvonne Silaule     3rd July 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa on July 3 said coronavirus forums would be rolled out nationwide and commended the Mpumalanga province for establishing the first such forums. “I commend the Mpumalanga province for establishing coronavirus forums. It is a new approach and it is fantastic coming from the... 

Mobility as a service using cellphones proposed for safe transport

By: Schalk Burger     3rd July 2020 Multinational engineering consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV has proposed using technology to monitor hotspots and ensure safe commuting, as well as reduce the need to increase the number of public transport vehicles to enable safe transport. Technology can help to manage supply and demand more... 

Zondo Commission is biased, a 'farce', says letter from ex-Prasa CEO Lucky Montana

By: News24Wire      3rd July 2020 The former CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, Lucky Montana, has lashed out at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, accusing the committee's chairperson, Deputy Justice Raymond Zondo, of "bias" following days of hearing damning evidence about alleged corruption at the rail... 

 Zondo Commission is biased, a 'farce', says letter from ex-Prasa CEO Lucky Montana
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Former Prasa CEO

South African think tank joins overseas partners in condemning China over Hong Kong

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd July 2020 South African think tank the Free Market Foundation (FMF) has joined 36 other such institutions, spread across 35 countries and territories, in releasing an open letter condemning the actions of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) government regarding Hong Kong. The think tanks form the Economic... 

Mpumalanga develops ‘pillared strategy’ to curb Covid-19 spread

By: Yvonne Silaule     3rd July 2020 With Mpumalanga coronavirus infections projected to peak in the latter part of July, the province has developed a pillared strategy to alleviate the spread of the virus. The number of Covid-19 infections in the province is currently at 1 478. Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tshipane said the... 

Mpumalanga develops ‘pillared strategy’ to curb Covid-19 spread

Alstom launches new Mastria mobility orchestration solution

By: Schalk Burger     3rd July 2020 Transport and rail multinational Alstom has launched a new version of multimodal supervision and mobility orchestration solution Mastria, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to provide operators and transport authorities with enhanced passenger flow management tools. The solution allows... 

Reliable connectivity essential for effective IoT

By: Schalk Burger     3rd July 2020 A global study conducted by satellite communications multinational Inmarsat found that only 15% of mining organisations consistently have access to reliable connectivity for their Internet of Things- (IoT-) enabled projects. Inmarsat’s research programme into IoT trends 'The Rise of IoT in... 

Patel directs Itac to look into scrap metal price preference system

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd July 2020 Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has issued a trade policy directive to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) to urgently look into measures to help support the scrap metals industry. Patel said the industry was facing severe challenges owing to... 

Patel directs Itac to look into scrap metal price preference system

ECSA suspends four Satellite Centres in light of Covid-19 

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd July 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged and shifted the premise upon which the Engineering Council of South Africa’s (ECSA’s) Satellite Centres were introduced, leading to the suspension these four centres, says ECSA acting strategic services executive Millicent Kabwe. In email correspondence to... 

Sasol narrows immediate asset-disposal focus to ‘top ten’ list 

By: Terence Creamer     3rd July 2020 Chemicals and energy group Sasol has developed a list of ten major assets that will be prioritised for sale in the coming weeks and months as it moves to streamline the business into what is being termed ‘Sasol 2.0’, while also raising proceeds to help it reduce a $9.5-billion debt burden. In... 

Sasol narrows immediate asset-disposal focus to ‘top ten’ list
Photo by Creamer Media
Sasol CFO Paul Victor

Moon metals discovery aids development of lunar formation theories

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd July 2020 Scientists using data from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (Nasa’s) Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft have discovered evidence that the Moon might, underneath its surface, be richer in metals (such as iron and titanium) than had previously been believed. Nasa is... 

Moon metals discovery aids development of lunar formation theories

Groceries, household supplies and utility bills top international list of higher cost items

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd July 2020 The majority of people across 26 surveyed countries say the overall cost of food, goods and services have increased for them and their families since the Covid-19 pandemic started, according to a global survey by market research company Ipsos. Three in five people (60%) in an online poll of... 

Capacity development, training continues with virtual meetings

By: Schalk Burger     3rd July 2020 Professional development nonprofit organisation The South Africa Road Federation (SARF) is delivering ten accredited courses using Microsoft Teams during July and August, with planning for courses later in the year also under way, SARF operations director Basil Jonsson says. South Africa’s road... 

CIDB urges companies to mentor, empower women

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd July 2020 The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) continues to encourage established construction professionals to contribute to transformation in the industry through personal commitment to the mentorship of women. While women-owned entities have been on the rise, most of these fall within... 

Port of Cape Town clearing backlogs

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd July 2020 The Port of Cape Town is ramping up operations and reducing shipping backlogs caused by the impact of Covid-19 on the port’s human resources. By July 2, the number of vessels waiting at anchorage had been reduced from eight to one vessel for the Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) and from 11 to four... 

Port of Cape Town clearing backlogs
THE Port of Cape Town

National Treasury warns of debt spiral, refutes criticism of reneging on spending commitments 

By: African News Agency      3rd July 2020 National Treasury on Friday warned in a briefing to MPs that failure to arrest South Africa's debt trajectory would see borrowing costs consume almost a third of the national budget by 2024 and slammed proponents of greater government spending. Treasury said in a presentation to the standing and... 

National Treasury warns of debt spiral, refutes criticism of reneging on spending commitments
Treasury director-general Dondo Mogajane

Supply chain liquidity and digitisation support fund launched

By: Schalk Burger     3rd July 2020 A R25-billion Covid-19 Instant Supplier Payment Scheme and digitisation drive has been launched for private and public sector institutions in South Africa and selected African markets, supply chain payments company Tradeshift and trade and supply chain finance and services platform Raindew Trade... 

Tribunal confirms two more consent agreements for excessive pricing

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd July 2020 The Competition Tribunal has confirmed two further consent agreements relating to Covid-19 excessive pricing complaints. This brings the total number of consent agreements, confirmed as orders of the tribunal since April to 20. 

Mossel Bay ship repair generating jobs

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd July 2020 A steady flow of work at the Port of Mossel Bay’s ship repair facility is helping to create much-needed jobs in the region as the country battles widening job losses due to Covid-19 and the national lockdown, says the Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA). This follows the May reopening of ship... 

Mossel Bay ship repair generating jobs
The Cape Vidal vessel underwent repairs during its two weeks stay at Port of Mossel Bay

Interface increases recycled content in its flooring products

By: Donna Slater     3rd July 2020 Modular flooring producer Interface will, going forward, produce its luxury vinyl tile (LVT) products with an exceptionally high (39%) content of recycled material, without compromising any quality. According to the company, this achievement represents a “breakthrough” in sustainable flooring,... 

Interface increases recycled content in its flooring products

Greater drone deployability in Africa requires regulatory allowances, supply chain integration

By: Donna Slater     3rd July 2020 Drones are being successfully deployed to support medical and humanitarian projects across Africa, but for a greater, more sustainable impact, they will need to be fully integrated into supply chains within an enabling regulatory environment, according to panellists who spoke during a webinar on... 

Mantashe starts oil supply arrangements as some shortage from Astron is expected

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd July 2020 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says his deparment will soon convene meetings with oil companies to ensure alternative supply arrangements are put in place, considering some fuel shortages are expected from Astron Energy's Milnerton refinery. Mantashe notes in a statement... 

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