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Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Technology group Rolls-Royce on track with plans to reposition itself and cut costs

11th December 2020 UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce reported on Friday that it still expected to turn cash-flow-positive during the second half of next year and was still targeting at least £750-million in free cash flow (not counting disposals) as soon as 2022. It was also expecting to... 

Numsa blasts DPE, SAA, over 'misleading' workers, warns against 'unlawful' actions

11th December 2020 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has attacked the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) concerning its behaviour regarding maintenance and repair organisation South African Airways Technical (SAAT), a subsidiary of the State-owned national airline South African Airways... 

Climate change affecting arid areas in poorer and richer countries differently

11th December 2020 At the global level, as the climate has been changing, the amount of vegetation in arid areas has been increasing. But scientists at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, have, following analysis of 15 years’ worth of satellite imagery of vegetation and rainfall, identified a worrying trend:... 

UK aid to be focused on seven areas, including climate change, health and girls’ education

11th December 2020 UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab recently informed the House of Commons in London on the the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s plans to overhaul Britain’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). This followed the UK government’s decision to temporarily reduce its ODA from the current... 

Maputo refuses to face reality in Cabo Delgado, but SA must prepare for conflict

11th December 2020 For the third column in a row, I am focusing on the conflict in the north-eastern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado. This is because it poses a threat to the whole of Southern Africa, including South Africa. It is not a case that the Islamist insurgency can just keep on expanding indefinitely,... 

South Africa’s three main airports have reopened to the non-flying public

10th December 2020 The Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) announced on Thursday that terminal buildings at three of its airports had been open to the non-flying public since Monday (December 7). The airports concerned are Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport and Durban’s... 

South African space company expands into Europe

10th December 2020 South African space company Simera Sense announced on Wednesday that it was opening an office in Leuven in Flanders, Belgium. Simera Sense, which is based in Somerset West in the Western Cape province, develops and manufactures optical payloads for space missions. It is a business unit within the... 

Local company confirms hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing plan at students' graduation

10th December 2020 South African hydrogen energy company Bambili Energy CEO Zanele Mavuso Mbatha has confirmed that her company will start production of hydrogen fuel cells next year. She was addressing a graduation ceremony on Thursday forstudents who had completed a six-week training course to skill them in the... 

Space agency’s tenth anniversary is marked by announcement of creation of space hub

9th December 2020 Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Blade Nzimande reported on Wednesday that a space infrastructure hub was going to be set up in the country. He was marking the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the South African National Space Agency (Sansa). Launched by the then... 

Youth need to be involved in dealing with climate change, Italians and Africans agree 

9th December 2020 Italy is co-organising next year’s COP26 Climate Conference with the UK, and Rome is placing particular emphasis on informing and involving young people regarding climate change, highlighted Italian Ambassador to South Africa Paolo Cuculi in a joint briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday. The briefing,... 

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