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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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World not yet meeting climate change target, five years after signing the Paris Accord

8th December 2020 The world is lagging when it comes to the implementation of the Paris Climate Accord (also known as the Paris Agreement), French Ambassador to South Africa Aurélien Lechavallier warned on Tuesday. He was participating in a joint briefing in Pretoria marking the fifth anniversary of the accord... 

UK committed to help South Africa and poor countries with climate change measures

8th December 2020 UK High Commissioner to South Africa Nigel Casey confirmed on Tuesday that his country was still committed to doubling its climate finance assistance to developing countries to £11.6-billion over the next five years. He was speaking at a joint briefing in Pretoria (which he hosted) marking the... 

US-South Africa joint ‘space programme’ for Gauteng learners launched

7th December 2020 The US Consulate General in Johannesburg has announced the launch of The Earth We Share-Space Race programme for school learners. The other partners in this programme are the  Sci-Bono Discovery Centre and the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence. The programme will take place during... 

Chemical analysis confirms pre-modern rural West Africa had intercontinental trade links

7th December 2020 The combination of advanced technology and archaeology has allowed the confirmation that rural areas in sub-Saharan West Africa were connected to intercontinental trade routes at least as far back as the seventh century AD (or CE). It has long been known that major urban centres along the Niger... 

Pretoria University professor wins prestigious African science and technology prize

7th December 2020 A South African scientist, at the University of Pretoria (UP), has been awarded the 2018 Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for Scientific Breakthrough and/or Technological Innovation. The award is made by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), and covers the year 2018, for the award is biennial not annual.... 

Cabinet briefed on SAA business rescue, DPE assures on anti-graft actions at airline

4th December 2020 In a statement issued on Friday, the South African Cabinet reported that, at its virtual meeting on Wednesday, it had been briefed on the business rescue plan for State-owned national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA). In September the government committed itself to provide R10.5-billion... 

New group CEO announced for Necsa

4th December 2020 The South African Cabinet announced on Friday that, at its Wednesday virtual meeting, it had ratified the appointment of Loyiso Tyabashe as the new group CEO for the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa). He holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and... 

Boeing 737 MAX wins its first order since it was grounded in 2019

4th December 2020 Irish low cost carrier Ryanair and US global major aerospace group Boeing announced on Thursday that the airline, which is Europe’s largest, had ordered 75 more 737 MAX single-aisle airliners. This is the first new order for the type since it was grounded in March 2019, as a consequence of two... 

Drone Council seeks to help the industry by influencing govt

4th December 2020 Although South Africa was, only a few years ago, the leader in Africa in the development, deployment and operation of uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs, also known as remotely piloted aircraft systems or RPAS, or more simply called drones), a number of African countries had since overtaken it in... 

Renowned US radio telescope to be decommissioned due to structural instability

4th December 2020 The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that the world-renowned Arecibo Observatory, in the US territory of Puerto Rico, is to be decommissioned after 57 years of operation. The decommissioning is the result of structural weaknesses that have been discovered after a support cable... 

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