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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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Russian nuclear group joins UN corporate social responsibility initiative

8th October 2020 Russia’s State-owned nuclear group, Rosatom, has announced that it has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact. This is the world’s biggest corporate social responsibility and sustainable development initiative, having more than 13 000 member companies from more than 160 countries.  “The... 

South Africa’s space agency and science academy sign MoU on collaboration

7th October 2020 The South African National Space Agency (Sansa) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) jointly announced on Wednesday that they had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). Both bodies are entities of the Department of Science and Innovation.  The MoU would permit them to establish... 

French nuclear group opens new facility in the US

7th October 2020 French nuclear group Framatome has announced that it has opened its new uranium recovery facility at its nuclear fuel manufacturing site at Richland in the US state of Washington. The new facility cost $20-million, took three years to build and covers 11 000 ft2 (nearly 1 022 m2). The new... 

Airbus’ flapping wingtip demonstration project has successfully completed Phase 2

7th October 2020 Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus reported on Wednesday on the achievement of a new milestone by its AlbatrossONE technology demonstration project. Inspired by the wonderful aerodynamics of the very far ranging Albatross seabird, the AlbatrossONE project is using a small-scale,... 

Iata calls for continued government support for the world’s airlines

6th October 2020 The International Air Transport Association (Iata), the representative body of the global airline industry, has urged governments to continue supporting airlines through the coming northern winter season. This is because the world’s airlines are forecast to burn up cash totalling $77-billion... 

Minister Nzimande congratulates and praises CSIR

6th October 2020 Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Blade Nzimande has congratulated the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on its seventy-fifth anniversary. The Council was established by an Act of Parliament and came into being on October 5, 1945. “Over the years, I have... 

UK’s latest business risk guidance for South Africa covers both strengths and weaknesses

6th October 2020 The UK Department of International Trade released its updated “Overseas Business Risk – South Africa” guidance at the end of last month. The concise document provides political and economic overviews, and covers key economic developments, the business environment, human rights, bribery and... 

China announces selection of new astronauts, for space station programme

5th October 2020 The China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) has announced that it has selected 18 new astronauts. This marks the end of a process that started in May 2018 and which initially involved 2 500 candidates. While the CMSA’s two previous astronaut training programmes were open only to People’s Liberation Army... 

Boeing signs deal with Queensland, Australia, over production of UAVs.

5th October 2020 The government of the Australian state of Queensland and the giant US aerospace and defence group Boeing have signed a deal that will make the state the home for the production of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’s) future unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), currently known as Loyal Wingman. The... 

Business rescue plan for Comair approved

2nd October 2020 The proposed business rescue plan for private-sector airline group Comair was approved by a decisive majority of creditors and shareholders in a vote late last month. Comair operates the British Airways in South Africa and Kulula low-cost carrier brands. The preferred investment consortium for... 

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