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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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Necsa welcomes Nersa decision on new nuclear energy for South Africa

29th September 2021 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) on Wednesday announced its support of the recent National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) decision to approve the Section 34 (of the Electricity Regulation Act) Determination for 2 500 MW of new nuclear energy. Necsa described this... 

Research body highlights surge in food inflation last month

27th September 2021 Last month saw higher food inflation than expected, the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) has reported. South African food inflation came to 6.9% in August (in year-on-year terms), continuing a rising trend that started in February. Last month’s food inflation was 0.2% higher than... 

Nuclear corporation highlights benefits to South Africa of Multipurpose Reactor project

27th September 2021 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has highlighted the importance to the country, and indeed the wider world, of the now-authorised programme to construct a new Multipurpose Reactor (MPR). It did so in its statement, issued on Sunday, welcoming the Cabinet’s decision to approve... 

Southern African airlines body appoints its new CEO

27th September 2021 The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) announced on Monday that it had appointed a new CEO. He is industry veteran Aaron Munetsi and he replaces Wrenelle Stander, who is moving to Western Cape provincial tourism and economic development agency Westgro. Munetsi takes over with... 

Embraer delivers its 1 500th business jet

24th September 2021 Brazilian major aerospace group Embraer has announced that it delivered its 1 500th executive, or business, jet to a client last week. The company achieved this milestone in only 20 years, while the industry average for reaching this number was 34 years. The 1 500th delivery by the group was a... 

Nuclear energy use to grow over next 20 years, requiring increased uranium mining

24th September 2021 The World Nuclear Association (WNA) has forecast that worldwide nuclear energy generation capacity will grow by 2.6% a year over the next 20 years. The prediction is contained in the WNA publication The Nuclear Fuel Report: Global Scenarios for Demand and Supply Availability 2021-2040, which was... 

Boeing forecasts continued strong Chinese commercial aviation growth

23rd September 2021 US aerospace giant Boeing has forecast that Chinese airlines will have to acquire 8 700 new aircraft between now and 2040. These purchases would have a total value of $1.47-trillion. This prediction formed part of the manufacturer’s latest Commercial Market Outlook (CMO). The 2021 CMO reflected... 

Airbus announces flight demonstrator project for new technology wing

23rd September 2021 Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus announced on Wednesday that it had initiated a project to flight test what it described as an “extra-performing wing”. The platform for these tests will be a modified Cessna Citation VII business jet, which will be used to integrate and fly... 

Iata praises Ethiopia for its support for air travel but calls on it to release blocked funds

22nd September 2021 The global representative body of the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), has praised Ethiopia for its support for air transport throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and urged it to continue this. This would, the association pointed out, enable the northeast African... 

Airlink starts South Africa-Uganda route

22nd September 2021 South African private sector airline Airlink announced on Tuesday that it starting a new intra-African service, between Johannesburg and Entebbe, in Uganda. The airline had originally planned to inaugurate this service earlier this year, but had had to postpone it when both countries had... 

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