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Cargo Carries makes R20m property acquisition

31st July 2008 Transport and logistics group Cargo Carriers on Thursday announced that it bought a property in Johannesburg for R20-million, from where it would run its business. It would pay cash for the asset, the firm said in a note to the JSE. 

How will NOx clampdown affect SA's coal exports?

14th September 2007 In the nineteenth century, Europe's bubbling coal smokestacks were viewed as a sign of progress. Today, conscious of the polluting effects of emissions, Europe is imposing strict regulations on the use of coal as an energy source. Concerns are being raised on how these regulations, and the... 

SA casts new skills-development die amid acute shortages

7th September 2007 South Africa is casting a new die to supply the economy with the skills required to achieve the economic growth objective of 6% a year. "This is not business as usual," National Business Initiative (NBI) skills development coordinator Marianne Scott tells Engineering News. 

Free-software commitment should provide boost for industrial design

31st August 2007 The decision of one of the world�s largest suppliers of computer-aided design (Cad) and computer-aided manufacturing (Cam) software, Pro-Engineer - through local company productONE - to offer free software to South African schools equals a multibillion rand sponsorship. 

Research into low-smoke fuel solutions advancing

31st August 2007 On any given cold winters night in Gauteng, a thick blanket of smoke envelops the township of Tembisa on the north-eastern outskirts of Johannesburg. 

Bid to merge mobile telephony with entrepreneurial spirit

10th August 2007 Africa�s largest mobile network operator MTN has launched a new product in South Africa to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses and those people who cannot find work in the formal economy. 

$50m for new earth-orbiting satellite system

10th August 2007 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $50-million loan to support the Regional African Satellite Communications Organisation Members (Rascom) telecommunications project. 

US technology group aims to double size of SA business by 2010

10th August 2007 NYSE-listed technology and manufacturing giant Honeywell aims to more than double the turnover of its South African business from $48-million in 2006 to $100-million in 2010. 

Action-learning pioneer hopes to make engineers streetwise

3rd August 2007 A huge poster of an American space-shuttle launch adorns the wall behind Dr Kelvin Kemm's desk. 

Cable theft costs South Africa billions a year

3rd August 2007 It is estimated that South Africa loses in the order of R5-billion a year due to cable theft that disrupts electricity, telecommunications and rail services. 

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