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Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

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Trade union demands answers from Public Enterprises Minister regarding Denel

4th October 2021 Trade union UASA has demanded that Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan clarify issues regarding the nonpayment of employees at the State-owned Denel defence industrial group. It has done so by means of a letter to the Minister. Many Denel staff have not received their full pay and benefits... 

Brazil’s booming agricultural sector gives a strong boost to Embraer crop-sprayer sales

4th October 2021 Brazilian-based major aerospace group Embraer has reported that, during the 12 months ending September 30, its agricultural aviation division had sold twice as many of its EMB-203 Ipanema aircraft as it had during the previous 12 months (ending September 30, 2020). Fifty of the crop-sprayers were... 

Denel formally launches noncore asset disposal process

4th October 2021 Financially-embattled State-owned defence industrial group Denel has finally initiated its long-trailed plan to dispose of what it considers to be ‘non-core’ assets. It has published a newspaper notice calling for expressions of interest from companies interested in buying Denel Gear Ratio, a... 

UK becomes first country to publish proposals for the regulation of nuclear fusion power

1st October 2021 The UK government has released regulatory consultation proposals for the regulation of future nuclear fusion technology and power plant design, development, construction and operation. These were contained in a document called the Fusion Green Paper, which was published on Friday. The public and... 

Hormone therapy does not increase the risk of dementia in older women – UK researchers

1st October 2021 The most comprehensive study yet undertaken, incorporating the most reliable risk estimates so far achieved, has shown that hormone replacement therapy (HRT), also known as menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), did not increase the risk of dementia in women. The research team was led by Dr Yana... 

Major international telescope being built in South Africa by local artisans

1st October 2021 An international radio telescope array project, led by the US National Science Foundation, is being built in South Africa’s radio astronomy reserve in the Karoo region of the Northern Cape province by local artisans, and has already started doing valuable science, the South African Radio... 

UK electric aircraft speed record attempt aircraft flies for the first time

1st October 2021 UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce has announced that its all-electric aircraft, ‘Spirit of Innovation’, made its maiden flight on Wednesday, at 14h56 British Summer Time. The aircraft has been specifically developed by a Rolls-Royce-led consortium, under the... 

Iata relatively positive about South African commercial aviation, but still has concerns

30th September 2021 International Air Transport Association (Iata) regional VP: Africa and the Middle East Kamil Al Awadhi told journalists on Thursday that he had had a constructive meeting with South African Deputy Minister of Transport Lydia Chikunga. Al Awadhi has been on a three-nation African visit and briefed... 

European-Japanese probe to make its first flyby of Mercury on Saturday morning

30th September 2021 The European Space Agency (ESA) has highlighted that its joint space mission with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa), BepiColombo, will make its first flyby of the planet Mercury in the early hours of Saturday morning, South African (and Central European) time. Saturday (October 2)... 

Air cargo continues strong growth in nearly all parts of the world, Iata reports

29th September 2021 Last month saw continued strong growth in the world’s air cargo markets, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) reported on Wednesday. (Iata is the representative body for the global airline industry.) In terms of regions, the strongest performance was recorded in Africa and the... 

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