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Crucial policy missteps have taken place – Ramaphosa   

By: Sane Dhlamini     Updated 5 hours ago President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday that, while South Africa has come a long way 25 years into democracy, there have been crucial policy missteps, and he admitted that government has, at times, failed to implement coherent policy or delayed doing so. He was addressing delegates at the 25... 

Crucial policy missteps have taken place – Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa address the 25 Years of Democracy Conference. (Camera & editing: Nicholas Boyd)

Air Products, Jeka highlight benefits of solar rooftop installations 

By: Simone Liedtke     19th July 2019 A solar photovoltaic roof-mounted power plant system installed at industrial and specialty chemicals supplier Air Products’ Kempton Park facility generates sufficient energy to meet between 60% and 70% of the facility’s day-time requirements, Air Products GM Maropeng Bahula says. The plant,... 

Air Products, Jeka highlight benefits of solar rooftop installations
Air Products GM Maropeng Bahula speaks to Engineering News Online about the company’s newly-installed solar rooftop PV system, while Jeka Energy CEO Thembani Marhanele touches on some of the system’s specifics. Video & Editing: Creamer Media’s Nicholas Boyd.

Bahrain composites group aiming to use PRASA contract as platform for expansion into other sectors  

By: Terence Creamer     18th July 2019 Composites multinational BFG International, of Bahrain, has officially opened a R50-million factory in Ekurhuleni, South Africa, to supply fibreglass components for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) new trains. The investment, which is the first-ever by a Bahraini... 

Bahrain composites group aiming to use PRASA contract as platform for expansion into other sectors
BFG International group president Dr Samer Aljishi in conversation with Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the company's investment in South Africa and prospects for future growth. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 18.7.2019

New Alrode fuel depot to guarantee security of supply, efficient service  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     5th July 2019 The new, upgraded Sasol and BP Southern Africa Alrode fuels depot is officially open for business. The multimillion-rand upgrade project has increased Sasol’s fuel storage capacity from nine-million litres to 64-million litres. 

New Alrode fuel depot to guarantee security of supply, efficient service
Sasol Energy executive VP Maurice Radebe outlines the significance of the new, upgraded Sasol and BP Southern Africa Alrode fuels depot

Stringent standards raising bar on emission reduction tech 

By: Mamaili Mamaila     5th July 2019 There is now more pressure on local industries than ever before to reduce local emissions to meet stringent environmental standards. 

Stringent standards raising bar on emission reduction tech
GE executive project director Nthabiseng Kubheka discusses the company's full scope of work at Eskom's Kusile Power Station. Camwerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 24.05.2019

Reliable Transformers 

27th June 2019 South African transformers manufacturer Reliable Transformers a has been manufacturing quality products since 1982. To keep up with the capacity demands of its exponential growth, owing to customer demand, the company extended its manufacturing facility and built a new office building. The... 

Reliable Transformers
Reliable Transformers

Siemens Digital Industries 

21st June 2019 Automation and digitalisation innovation leader Digital Industries (DI) closely collaborates with its partners and customers to drive the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries and provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to... 

Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens Digital Industries

Aviation manufacturing can be showcase for industrial stimulation 

By: Schalk Burger     14th June 2019 A proposed industrial growth initiative by the local aviation manufacturing industry can potentially serve as a showcase for how South Africa can stimulate its industrial sectors and how it should respond to their digital transformation, Commercial Aerospace Association of South Africa (Camasa)... 

Aviation manufacturing can be showcase for industrial stimulation
Camasa co-chair Johan Steyn discusses the proposed industrial stimulation plan. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Christo Greyling.

Industrial development funding mix can improve success 

By: Schalk Burger     14th June 2019 A diversified funding mixture to stimulate industrial activity and development will help to improve success and can lead to growth partnerships with investors and government, as well as more rapid growth if successful, states industry body Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Association of South... 

Industrial development funding mix can improve success
Camasa co-chair Themba September discusses certification and regulation in the aerospace industry. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Christo Greyling.

Heavy Haul Game Changer  

12th June 2019 International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) chairperson Brian Monakali, who is also acting Rail Network GM at South Africa’s Transnet Freight Rail, believes collaboration is the key to ensuring that global heavy haul operators mitigate the risks associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution... 

Heavy Haul Game Changer
IHHA chairperson Brian Monakali outlines the risks and opportunities posed to heavy haul railways by the unfolding Fourth Industrial Revolution. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Christo Greyling.

Renergen dual listing to provide benefit of Australian research, understanding 

By: Simone Liedtke     10th June 2019 Emerging liquid helium and liquid natural gas (LNG) producer Renergen’s recent listing on the ASX will benefit the company by giving it access to Australian research and industry understanding, CEO Stefano Marani tells Engineering News Online. Renergen, which is also listed on the JSE’s AltX,... 

Renergen dual listing to provide benefit of Australian research, understanding
Renergen CEO Stefani Marani discusses the company’s recent ASX-listing and the company’s Virginia gas project with Engineering News Online. Video & Editing: Creamer Media’s Darlene Creamer 10.6.2019

Commemorative coin series launched to celebrate South Africa’s 25 years of democracy   

By: Simone Liedtke     5th June 2019 In partnership with the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), the South African Mint on Wednesday launched a series of six new commemorative circulation coins as part of its ‘SA25 – Celebrating South Africa’ coin series. The new circulation coins, which were unveiled by SARB governor Lesetja... 

Commemorative coin series launched to celebrate South Africa’s 25 years of democracy
South African Mint Tumi Tsehlo speaks about the new commemorative coin series as part of the 'SA25 - Celebrating South Africa' coin series at the launch event. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd

New coatings range launched in S Africa  

By: Halima Frost     31st May 2019 Specialised construction product manufacturer a.b.e. Construction Chemicals announced its partnership last month with coatings supplier Rustopak to launch the a.b.e. Rustopak range. The range consists of the a.b.e Rustopak Red Penetrant Sealant, and the Rustopak Top Coat. 

New coatings range launched in S Africa
a.b.e. Construction Chemicals CEO Warren Trew & Watsons Coatings president Gary Watson discuss the Rustopak range. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Christo Greyling.

Africa crash test results revealed for Avanza, Amaze and Ignis  

By: Irma Venter     29th May 2019 The third round of #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test results revealed a reasonable safety performance for adult occupants, but disappointing results for child occupant protection. The vehicles tested were the Toyota Avanza, Honda Amaze and Suzuki Ignis. 

Africa crash test results revealed for Avanza, Amaze and Ignis
The results of the third round of the #SaferCarsForAfrica crash tests have been revealed. Video editing: Nicholas Boyd.

The people have spoken – Aubrey Matshiqi  

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     29th May 2019 In its strategy and tactics documents, the African National Congress (ANC) talks about ‘the people’ as the key motive force of what the ruling party refers to as the National Democratic Revolution. According to the liberation movement model, the people and the liberation movement are one. The... 

The people have spoken – Aubrey Matshiqi
Political Analyst Aubrey Matshiqi discusses his column 'The people have spoken'. (Camera & editing: Darlene Creamer)

Telkom’s mobile division lifts group’s full-year performance  

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th May 2019 Telecommunications group Telkom’s mobile division elevated its overall operating revenue, headline earnings and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) for the financial year ended March 31. The group on Monday posted a 22.6% surge in headline earnings a share to... 

Telkom’s mobile division lifts group’s full-year performance
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko talks about the company's full-year financial performance. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Nuclear is a solution to Eskom’s woes 

By: Mamaili Mamaila     17th May 2019 The success of all the countries that have undertaken large nuclear programmes shows that nuclear energy is a credible solution to State-owned power utility Eskom’s power challenges, says retired Eskom chief nuclear officer David Nicholls. 

Nuclear is a solution to Eskom’s woes
Retired Eskom Chief Nuclear Officer David Nicholls discusses the power utility, scan the barcode with your phones QR reader, or go to ‘Video Reports’ on www.engineeringnews.co.za/ Camerawork: Christo Greyling. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 24.04.2019

President's correct, S Africans need to act together to realise economic opportunities – Baissac   

By: Martin Creamer     14th May 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa is correct in stating that South Africans need to act together with urgency and boldness if they are to realise the economic opportunities before them, Eunomix CEO Claude Baissac said on Tuesday. Baissac, who was speaking to Mining Weekly Online following the finding of... 

President's correct, S Africans need to act together to realise economic opportunities – Baissac
Eunomix CEO Claude Baissac talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer about South Africa’s economic growth needs. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Photograph: Dylan Slater.

Vodacom reports full-year profit decline, but rise in service revenue 

By: Natasha Odendaal     13th May 2019 JSE-listed Vodacom on Monday posted muted growth in earnings and a rise in service revenue for the financial year ended March 31. The telecommunications giant reported earnings a share of 867c for the 12 months under review, an 8.7% decline on the prior year, along with a 6.6% year-on-year... 

Vodacom reports full-year profit decline, but rise in service revenue
Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub outlines the company's performance for the year ended March 31, 2019. Videowork and editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd

Redefine maintains sustained growth, value creation despite difficult local climate  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th May 2019 JSE-listed Redefine Properties, which increased its distribution for the six months ended February 28 by 4% to 49.2c, maintained a strong platform for sustained growth and value creation despite ongoing economic and political uncertainty. The South Africa-based real estate investment trust holds... 

Redefine maintains sustained growth, value creation despite difficult local climate
Redefine CFO Leon Kok outlines the company’s performance for the period

Mantashe urges continued investment in clean coal tech   

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th April 2019 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe on Friday commended Sasol for the “good work” it was doing and the opening of its new Impumelelo Colliery. He said it was notable that the opening of the mine came at a time when coal is under siege and that it should counter the narrative that coal is... 

Mantashe urges continued investment in clean coal tech
Sasol executive director and joint president and CEO Stephen Cornell provides details of the new Impumelelo colliery. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Hydrogen and platinum at centre of climate change solution – Anglo    

By: Martin Creamer     11th April 2019 Hydrogen is at the centre of the solution to climate change and platinum, in turn, is at the centre of hydrogen, London-based Anglo American executive head of market development Benny Oeyen emphasised when he spoke to Mining Weekly Online on the sidelines of this week’s Platinum Group Metals... 

Hydrogen and platinum at centre of climate change solution – Anglo
Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer speaks to Anglo American executive head of market development Benny Oeyen. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Photographs: Dylan Slater.

Education important for future of industry – Cesa  

By: Cameron Mackay     5th April 2019 Consulting engineering association Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) president Neresh Pather says introducing new technology subjects at technical high schools will play a critical role in preparing future generations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the general consulting... 

Education important for future of industry – Cesa
Consulting Engineers South Africa president Neresh Pather & Gauteng Road & Transport MEC Dr Ismail Vadi discuss education and technology in consulting engineering. Camerawork and Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Big business aims to ‘scale up’ ten black firms to R500m-plus enterprises in five years  

By: Terence Creamer     28th March 2019 Big business in South Africa unveiled a new initiative on Thursday aimed at deliberately accelerating, over the coming five years, the expansion of ten established black-owned companies into “substantial” enterprises with yearly revenues of more than R500-million. Discovery CEO Adrian Gore... 

Big business aims to ‘scale up’ ten black firms to R500m-plus enterprises in five years
Discovery CEO Adrian Gore and President Cyril Ramaphosa speak about the CEO Circle's plan to accelerate the growth of ten established black-owned companies into enterprises with yearly revenues of more than R500-million. Camera Work & Editing: Darlene Creamer. Recorded: 28.3.2019

Cummins consolidates business units at new multimillion-rand premises   

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     27th March 2019 Global power company Cummins on Wednesday officially launched the “Power Hub”, its new multimillion-rand premises in the business area of the Waterfall Logistics Precinct, in Waterfall City, in Midrand. The new premises has enabled the company to consolidate its various services and sales... 

Cummins consolidates business units at new multimillion-rand premises
Cummins Southern Africa MD Racheal Njoroge gives an overview of Cummins' new premises in the Waterfall Logistics Precinct. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Traxtion unveils new facility to provide locomotive rebuild, overhaul services for Africa  

By: Simone Liedtke     26th March 2019 Private locomotive and rail operator Traxtion on Tuesday showcased its new maintenance and refurbishment facility, in Rosslyn, as part of its plans to increase its capacity to provide locomotive rebuild and overhaul services for Africa. The facility is on the third phase of a planned eight-phase... 

Traxtion unveils new facility to provide locomotive rebuild, overhaul services for Africa
Taxtion CEO James Holley speaks to Engineering News Online about the launch of Traxtion's refurbishment facility, which will be used to provide locomotive rebuild and overhaul services to customers across the African continent. Video & Editing: Nicholas Boyd

Afrox FY18 HEPS fall amid adverse operating environment 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th March 2019 Adverse movements in JSE-listed African Oxygen’s (Afrox’s) operating environment resulted in the company’s headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the year ended December 31, 2018, decreasing by 23% year-on-year to 154.9c. Basic earnings per share (EPS) decreased by 29% to 144.8c, while diluted... 

Afrox FY18 HEPS fall amid adverse operating environment
Afrox CFO Matthias Vogt speaks to Engineering News Online about the company's results and challenges for FY18. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Post-Sona blues 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     1st March 2019 The 2019 State of the Nation address (Sona) will be remembered for two things in the main: the anger with which some social partners greeted the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that State-owned electricity utility Eskom would be unbundled into three independent entities and the... 

Post-Sona blues
Aubrey Matshiqi discusses ‘Post-Sona blues’. (Camera & editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd)

Sasol to accelerate portfolio ‘simplification’ as review of 100 assets nears completion  

By: Terence Creamer     25th February 2019 Chemicals and energy group Sasol confirmed on Monday that its asset review was at an advanced stage and indicated that it would, in the coming months, accelerate efforts to simplify its portfolio. The group has indicated previously that it expects to realise more than $1-billion from the disposal... 

Sasol to accelerate portfolio ‘simplification’ as review of 100 assets nears completion
Sasol joint CEO Bongani Nqwababa on why 2019 is a 'defining year' for the group. Camera Work & Editing: Darlene Creamer. Recorded: 25.2.2019

Now is the time to focus on Industry 4.0 – CEA chairperson 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     22nd February 2019 With 2019 ushering in new executive leadership at employer and employee representative association, the Constructional Engineering Association of South Africa (CEA), chairperson Rajen Govender believes that it is the ideal time to focus on the association and industry’s readiness for the Fourth... 

Now is the time to  focus on Industry 4.0  – CEA chairperson
CEA chairperson Rajen Govender speaking about the future of the association and the impact of Industry 4.0 on the metals and engineering industry. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

AfriSam expects ‘tough 2019’ amid continuing political, policy uncertainty  

By: Simone Liedtke     21st February 2019 Construction materials company AfriSam CEO Rob Wessels expects “a tough 2019”, especially amid ongoing political and policy uncertainty. Wessels was, on Thursday, joined by political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi and AfriSam sales and marketing executive Richard Tomes at a briefing post Finance... 

AfriSam expects ‘tough 2019’ amid continuing political, policy uncertainty
AfriSam sales and marketing executive Richard Tomes discusses AfriSam and its expectations for 2019. Video: Perfect Directions. Editing: Creamer Media's Christo Greyling

Electrical equipment group aims to penetrate new markets with integrated offering 

By: Terence Creamer     12th February 2019 Electrical products manufacturer Zest WEG Group has added an integrated-solutions offering to its products-oriented sales strategy in a bid to penetrate market segments in which there is a growing appetite for all-encompassing solutions. The South African company is the fifth largest branch... 

Electrical equipment group aims to penetrate new markets with integrated offering
Zest WEG Group CEO Siegfried Kreutzfeld in conversation with Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer on the group's growth strategy. Camera Work & Editing: Darlene Creamer.

Steel group to approach Nersa for power-tariff relief  

By: Terence Creamer     7th February 2019 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) says it will submit site-specific applications to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to secure tariff relief from Eskom for its operations in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. The submissions will be made in line with... 

Steel group to approach Nersa for power-tariff relief
AMSA CEO Kobus Verster on the threat posed by power hikes and on the group's plan to approach the regulator for relief. Camera Work & Editing: Darlene Creamer. Recorded: 7.2.2019

AMSA reports first profit since 2010 on back of higher steel prices  

By: Terence Creamer     7th February 2019 Following years of sustained losses, steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) reported a full-year profit in 2018, on the back of a 12% rise in average realised prices and a 5% increase in sales volumes, supported by a 21% rise in export sales. The company last reported a full-year profit... 

AMSA reports first profit since 2010 on back of higher steel prices
New AMSA CFO Desmond Maharaj on the contribution made by the sale of Macsteel International Holdings to AMSA's net borrowings. Camera Work & Editing: Darlene Creamer. Recorded: 7.2.2019

Ramaphosa challenges mining to take ten value-adding steps   

By: Martin Creamer     5th February 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday challenged the mining industry to take ten value-adding steps to hoist the industry into a potent new orbit across the entire continent. Addressing the Investing in African Mining Indaba, the president said he wished to issue a challenge against the background... 

Ramaphosa challenges mining to take ten value-adding steps
President Cyril Ramaphosa outlines ten value-adding steps for the mining industry at the 2019 edition of the African Mining Indaba in Cape Town. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 5.2.2019.

South32’s South Africa Energy Coal expresses concern about Eskom’s fragile state 

By: Kim Cloete     4th February 2019 Mining and metals company South32 says it is concerned about the challenges that have increasingly threatened the stability of South African power utility Eskom and needs to ensure the continuity of supply of its coal to Eskom in the long run. South32’s South Africa Energy Coal (SAEC) company... 

South32’s South Africa Energy Coal expresses concern about Eskom’s fragile state
Globally diversified mining and metals company, South32, says it is concerned about the challenges that have increasingly threatened the stability of Eskom. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd

Minerals Council's Langenhoven warns of tipping point for mining if electricity tariffs increase by 15% a year  

By: Nadine James     30th January 2019 State-owned utility Eskom’s proposed tariff increases would cost some 150 000 direct mining jobs, all but eliminate the gold sector and, as a consequence, reduce Eskom’s mining client base by around 36%, thereby exacerbating the utility’s “death spiral”, Minerals Council South Africa chief... 

Minerals Council's Langenhoven warns of tipping point for mining if electricity tariffs increase by 15% a year
Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Henk Langenhoven discusses the impact of Eskom’s proposed tariff increases on South Africa's mining sector. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer.

Ramaphosa identifies growth as the 'one goal' of his Presidency 

By: Terence Creamer     29th January 2019 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has identified higher economic growth as the overarching goal of his Presidency and has urged business leaders to partner with government to put in place the building blocks required for achieving growth rates of higher than 5%. South Africa dipped into a... 

Ramaphosa identifies growth as the 'one goal' of his Presidency
President Cyril Ramaphosa stresses the importance government is attaching to raising levels of growth in South Africa. Camera Work: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Christo Greyling.
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