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African Centre of Excellence at Stellenbosch University to receive UK research grant

28th July 2020 Stellenbosch University’s African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Energy is to receive funding of R12-million over two years from the UK. The money is being provided by Britain’s science, technology and innovation funding agency, UK Research and Innovation... 

New research suggests the universe is younger than previously believed

28th July 2020 Using a new approach, a team of scientists at the University of Oregon (UO) in the US have come up with a new estimate for the age of the universe – 12.6-billion years. Since 2013, the generally accepted age of the universe has been 13.77-billion years. The universe started with the Big Bang, and... 

Embraer highlights ways of carrying cargo in the passenger cabins of its airliners

27th July 2020 Brazilian aerospace group Embraer, the world’s top manufacturer of airliners with up to 150 seats, has announced that it has developed ways for airlines to carry cargo on the passenger decks of its aircraft. This is to help meet the great demand for more air cargo capacity, which has resulted... 

Sector regulators get insurers to agree to interim relief for Covid-19 business interruption

27th July 2020 Public loss adjustment company Insurance Claims Africa (ICA), which is representing more than 600 tourism and hospitality businesses, has welcomed an agreement reached between, on the one hand, the Financial Services Conduct Authority (FSCA) and the Prudential Authority (PA), and, on the other,... 

SAA business rescue plan amended at urgent meeting

24th July 2020 In a statement released on Friday, the business rescue practitioners (BRPs) for South African Airways (SAA) announced that 95% of the airline’s creditors with a voting interest, and 95% of its independent creditors (defined by the Companies Act) with a voting interest, had voted to accept... 

China successfully launches its first Mars lander mission

24th July 2020 The China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Thursday successfully launched its first mission aimed at landing on the planet Mars. Not only that, but the mission, named Tianwen-1, will deploy a rover on the surface of the Red Planet. (Tianwen means ‘Questions to Heaven’.) The probe was... 

Airbus acts to finally settle trade dispute with the US

24th July 2020 Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus reported on Friday that it had taken the final step in ending a long-running trade dispute at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) between the European Union and the US. The dispute had been running for 16 years. The issue was repayable launch... 

More legal woes loom for Denel as another union takes it to court

24th July 2020 The trade union UASA announced on Friday that it was going to take financially-embattled State-owned defence industrial group Denel to the Labour Court over the non-payment of employee salaries. This followed “months” of talks with Denel “failing to find a solution to the issue” said the union in... 

SAA BRPs call short-notice meeting of airline’s creditors 

24th July 2020 The business rescue practitioners (BRPs) for financially-beleaguered State-owned national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) have had to call for an urgent (virtual) meeting of the airline’s creditors, to consider amending the business rescue plan for SAA. The email notice announcing this... 

Mixed feelings on approval of SAA business rescue plan

24th July 2020 There has been mixed reaction from unions representing employees of South African Airways (SAA) to the approval of the business rescue plan for the financially embattled State-owned national flag carrier. The plan was approved by 86% of the airline’s creditors in a vote on July 14. The approval... 

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