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Mantashe eases constraints on mining companies' ability to generate own electricity   

By: Kim Cloete     3rd February 2020 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has assured mining companies in South Africa they will be able to generate their own energy to counter severe energy constraints. He also on Monday announced that government would be talking to investors about establishing a generating company... 

Mantashe eases constraints on mining companies' ability to generate own electricity
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, says mining companies will be able to generate their own energy in the light of severe energy constraints. The announcement was received with great applause by thousands of delegates to the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Urgent steps needed to revive South Africa’s economy – Minerals Council  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd February 2020 Urgent steps are needed to revive the South African economy, Minerals Council South Africa chairperson Mxolisi Mgojo said on Monday. Speaking on the first day of the four-day Investing in African Mining Indaba, he said the Minerals Council was ready and willing to work with the government. 

Urgent steps needed to revive South Africa’s economy – Minerals Council
Minerals Council chairperson Mxolisi Mgojo discusses low investor confidence in South Africa, while CEO Roger Baxter warns about the deterioration in security in the South African mining industry and how this is impacting on the sector and the economy. Video and editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Company supplies motors for automotive plant upgrade 

By: Mamaili Mamaila     31st January 2020 Drive technology provider SEW-Eurodrive has supplied geared motors to an automotive company as part of an expansion project at its assembly plant in Silverton, Pretoria. 

Company supplies motors for automotive plant upgrade
SEW-Eurodrive export sales representative Phillip Steyn discusses one of the company’s latest projects. Camerawork: Creamer Media’s Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media’s Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 11.12.2019 latest projects

Climate change will hit Africa much harder than other continents – panel  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th January 2020 A panel of speakers participating in consultancy Deloitte's Africa Outlook 2020 event, on Thursday, highlighted the economic and social themes that are expected to feature prominently on the continent this year, including climate change, which is anticipated to hit Africa the hardest. Deloitte... 

Climate change will hit Africa much harder than other continents – panel
A panel of experts explain why Africa has been and will be hit hardest by climate change going forward

A new approach is needed to solve the unemployment crisis, says CDE  

By: Simone Liedtke     29th January 2020 Development think tank, the Centre for Development and Enterprise, on Wednesday urged South Africa to consider “a new approach” to alleviate the country’s unemployment crisis, saying this should include actions to promote faster economic growth. South Africa’s official unemployment rate is above... 

A new approach is needed to solve the unemployment crisis, says CDE
The video sees CDE executive director Ann Bernstein in conversation with Engineering News, where she gives some insight into what CDE's report is about and why a labour-intensive market should be such a key focus for South Africa. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Use private engineers to boost State’s ability to plan and execute infrastructure projects - CESA  

By: Terence Creamer     29th January 2020 Consulting Engineers South Africa is calling on government to consider immediately boosting the capacity of State departments and municipalities to plan and execute infrastructure projects by opening the way for an injection of private engineering skills and expertise into the public sector. In a... 

Use private engineers to boost State’s ability to plan and execute infrastructure projects - CESA
Consulting Engineers South Africa president Sugen Pillay on how private engineering capacity could be injected to boost the State's infrastructure-planning capacity. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 29/1/2020

South African CEOs expect slower global economic growth  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd January 2020 A mere 14% of South African CEOs were very confident about their 12-month revenue prospects this year, compared with 18% last year, while 27% of CEOs globally said they were very confident in their own organisation’s growth prospects. This aligned with the view of 44% of South African CEOs that... 

South African CEOs expect slower global economic growth
PwC SA CEO Dion Shango discusses upskilling as a pertinent issue that CEOs globally face

Dynamic, inclusive global economy essential to meeting 2030 Agenda – UN 

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd January 2020 The broad-based deterioration of global economic prospects may cause setbacks in the pursuit of the United Nation’s (UN’s) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN’s ‘World Economic Situation and Prospects’ report has found. According to the report, which was discussed with media on... 

Dynamic, inclusive global economy essential to meeting 2030 Agenda – UN
Plus Economics research director Dr Kirsten Thompson speaks to Engineering News about what to expect in the UN's report, and gives us a little more insight into South Africa's economic position. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Resist using Eskom as ‘political football’, Pityana says as he calls for ‘decisive action’ on economic reforms   

By: Terence Creamer     14th January 2020 Business Unity South Africa president Sipho Pityana has cautioned against using the ongoing crisis at State-owned electricity producer Eskom as a “political football, as evidenced by the attack on [Public Enterprises Minister] Pravin Gordhan and the new-found passion, in some quarters, for moving... 

Resist using Eskom as ‘political football’, Pityana says as he calls for ‘decisive action’ on economic reforms
Busa president Sipho Pityana about the leadership that is needed to help South Africa revive its economy. Video: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Project aims to create Africa’s helium hub 

By: Simone Liedtke     13th December 2019 Emerging natural gas producer Renergen marked the start of the pipeline construction at its flagship Virginia gas project, in the Free State, with a sod-turning ceremony, last month. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquid helium production is expected by 2021, when Phase 1 of the project is... 

Project aims to create Africa’s helium hub
Renergen CEO Stefano Marani speaks to Engineering News about the company’s flagship Virginia gas project, and what this milestone means for the company

Private-sector investment a key driver of growth  

By: Mamaili Mamaila     13th December 2019 Ahead of the 2019 South African Investment Conference, JSE-listed and diversified mining company Exxaro hosted a media tour, which started at The conneXXion – its head office in Centurion, Gauteng.  

Private-sector investment  a key driver of growth
InvestSA CEO Yunus Hoosen discusses the importance of domestic investments. Camerawork: Creamer Media’s Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media’s Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 31.10.2019

Diversified miner announces R20-billion investment drive 

By: Mamaili Mamaila     13th December 2019 JSE-listed diversified mining company Exxaro officially announced its commitment of R20-billion towards President Cyril Ramaphosa’s investment drive for South Africa at the 2019 South African Investment Conference, which took place in Johannesburg, last month. 

Diversified miner announces R20-billion investment drive
Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo discussed the company’s investments ahead of the 2019 South African Investment Conference. Camerawork: Creamer Media’s Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media’s Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 31.10.2019

IDC assures black industrialists of its support 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd December 2019 The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) does present funding opportunities to black industrialists, CEO Tshokolo Nchocho assured on Tuesday. Speaking at the Black Business Council’s (BBC’s) Access to Funding Series engagement with the IDC, in Johannesburg, he pointed out that there were a... 

IDC assures black industrialists of its support
Industrial Development Corporation South Africa CEO Tshokolo Nchocho outlines some of the successes the organisation has achieved in funding for black businesses. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Research grant awarded at environment conference 

By: Halima Frost     29th November 2019 Stellenbosch University research fellow Dr Hayley Clements was announced as the recipient of the inaugural Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Research Grant last month at the tenth Oppenheimer Research Conference held in Midrand, Gauteng. The research grant was set up to honour the late Jennifer Ward... 

Research grant awarded at environment conference
Oppenheimer Generations research head Dr Duncan MacFadyen discusses the Oppenheimer Research Conference and the recipient of the Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Research Grant

DWS launches national water master plan  

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th November 2019 The Department of Water and Sanitation on Thursday launched its long-awaited master plan to guide investment in the water sector and facilitate development planning for water resources and the delivery of water and sanitation services to 2030 and beyond. The National Water and Sanitation Master... 

DWS launches national water master plan
Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu talks about the country's water resources and the National Water and Sanitation Master Plan. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

South Africa’s transport future depends on how economy is stimulated 

By: Simone Liedtke     21st November 2019 Transport infrastructure is considered a critical part of the National Development Plan 2030, with State-owned Transnet capital projects acting project director Shraveen Ramdhar on Thursday saying South Africa’s transport future was dependent on how government intended to stimulate the economy.... 

South Africa’s transport future depends on how economy is stimulated
Transnet capital projects acting project director Shraveen Ramdhar speaks to Engineering News Online about South Africa’s transport future. (Video: Creamer Media’s Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media’s Nicholas Boyd)

Companies mostly behave ethically, but internal issues persist   

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th November 2019 The Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) has shared details of the first phase of its ethics barometer initiative, finding that the overall “ethical fitness” of 15 participating companies was rated at 73, on a scale of zero to 100.  Fifteen organisations and 8 000 of their employees... 

Companies mostly behave ethically, but internal issues persist
Gibs Ethics & Governance Think Tank founder Gideon Pogrund shares insight of its first ethics barometer survey and relates its findings to the South African context. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Altron keeps focus on innovation as it reaches strategy halfway mark 

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th November 2019 As JSE-listed technology company Allied Electronics (Altron) celebrates the half way mark of its five year plan, CEO Mteto Nyati, who took the helm nearly three years ago, indicates that the next phase for the company will focus on geographic expansion. Two-and a half years since implementing the... 

Altron keeps focus on innovation  as it reaches strategy halfway mark
Altron CEO Mteto Nyati discusses the next steps for the company as it reaches the halfway mark of a five-year strategy. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala. Video editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Inaugural Africa wire, cable and tube conference gets under way in Jhb 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th November 2019 Research and consulting company CRU and the Southern Africa–German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK), along with global trade shows, Wire & Tube as lead sponsor, on Monday kicked off the inaugural Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference, which is being held until November 13 in Johannesburg.... 

Inaugural Africa wire, cable and tube conference gets under way in Jhb
CRU Wire and Cable head Michael Finch details the conference, and speaks briefly about the markets

Investment case for LNG imports into South Africa to be completed by year-end  

By: Terence Creamer     11th November 2019 State-owned logistics group Transnet says the investment case for the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into South Africa will be completed by year-end and that the solution will be aligned with the anticipated drop-off in gas imports from Mozambique from 2023 onwards. The study is being... 

Investment case for LNG imports into South Africa to be completed by year-end
State-owned logistics group Transnet says the investment case for the import of liquefied natural gas into South Africa will be completed by year-end, Transnet chief business development officer Gert de Beer says. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. 11.11.2019

Transnet confirms legal review of 10-64 locomotive contracts   

By: Terence Creamer     11th November 2019 State-owned logistics group Transnet confirmed on Monday that it is initiating a legal review of the a R49-billion locomotive procurement contract, known as 10-64, having already declared the contracts irregular and unlawful. Speaking at the release of the group’s interim results, acting CEO... 

Transnet confirms legal review of 10-64 locomotive contracts
Transnet acting CEO Mohammed Mahomedy on the initiation of a legal review of the 10-64 contracts. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing Nicholas Boyd. 11.11.2019

Steady progress being made to make South Africa a ‘competitive investment destination’   

By: Terence Creamer     6th November 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined the “steady, but sure” progress being made to make South Africa a “more competitive investment destination” as he sought to consolidate an investment push designed to attract $100-billion (R1.2-trillion in 2018 exchange rates terms) of fixed investment over the... 

Steady progress being made to make South Africa a ‘competitive investment destination’
President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined the “steady, but sure” progress being made to make South Africa a “more competitive investment destination” as he sought to consolidate an investment push designed to attract $100-billion (R1.2-trillion in 2018 exchange rates terms) of fixed investment over the five-year period to 2023. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer 6.11.2019

Sasol sets out plan to cut emissions by 10% by 2030  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th November 2019 Petrochemicals giant Sasol is targeting a 10% reduction in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, bringing the current 56-million tonnes a year of emissions down to 50-million tonnes. This forms part of Sasol’s commitment to mitigate climate change, especially considering that the group is... 

Sasol sets out plan to cut emissions by 10% by 2030
Sasol Southern Africa operations VP Bernard Klingenberg and climate change VP Shamini Harrington unpack the company’s inaugural climate change report. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Redefine lifts full-year distributions a share by 4% 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     4th November 2019 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Redefine Properties has lifted its distributable income for the financial year ended August 31 by 4% year-on-year to 101c a share, with total group assets exceeding R100-billion for the first time. Moreover, this marks the first time that full-year... 

Redefine lifts full-year distributions a share by 4%
Redefine CEO Andrew Konig discusses the company's results. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

M2 motorway to be reopened to motorists from next week  

By: Simone Liedtke     31st October 2019 The M2 motorway will be reopened to traffic from November 4, the Johannesburg Roads Agency says. The motorway between the Crown Interchange and Maritzburg street had been closed since February 28 for rehabilitation.  The closure, the JRA explained during a media event on Thursday was necessitated... 

M2 motorway to be reopened to motorists from next week
Outgoing City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba speaks to Engineering News Online about the reopening of the M2 motorway and what its rehabilitation entailed. Video & Editing: Creamer Media’s Darlene Creamer 31.10.2019

Water-shedding can be avoided, says Sisulu 

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th October 2019 Water-stressed South Africa has to decrease the amount of water consumed or face the prospect of “water-shedding”. The Department of Water and Sanitation on Monday urged citizens to heed calls of water demand reductions, as the country enters the summer period with water restrictions. 

Water-shedding can be avoided, says Sisulu
Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Rand Water CEO Sipho Mosai talk about the need for South Africans to save water. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Sasol mulling several gas supply options as it seeks to reduce carbon footprint   

By: Terence Creamer     28th October 2019 Chemicals and energy group Sasol is investigating several gas-supply alternatives for its coal-heavy South African operations as it seeks ways to reduce its carbon footprint. The JSE-listed group is simultaneously working on a ‘sustainability roadmap’, which will have a strong focus on lowering... 

Sasol mulling several gas supply options as it seeks to reduce carbon footprint
Chemicals and energy group Sasol is investigating several gas-supply alternatives for its coal-heavy South African operations as it seeks ways to reduce its carbon footprint. The JSE-listed group is simultaneously working on a ‘sustainability roadmap’, which will have a strong focus on lowering its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer 28.10.2019

Sasol seeks to use leadership ‘reset’ to rebuild trust in wake of damning LCCP review  

By: Terence Creamer     28th October 2019 Sasol CEO-designate Fleetwood Grobler insists that he is “realistic” about the challenges still confronting the chemicals and energy group, which parted ways with its previous joint CEOs on Monday, following a damning board review of cost and schedule overruns at the giant Lake Charles Chemicals... 

Sasol seeks to use leadership ‘reset’ to rebuild trust in wake of damning LCCP review
Sasol CEO-designate Fleetwood Grobler insists that he is “realistic” about the challenges still confronting the chemicals and energy group, which parted ways with its previous joint CEOs on Monday, following a damning board review of cost and schedule overruns at the giant Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP), in Louisiana, in the US. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer 28.10.2019

Lanseria opens three-storey parkade 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th October 2019 Gauteng Public Transport and Road Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo on Friday inaugurated Lanseria International Airport’s new multistorey parkade. The parkade, built at a cost of R210-million, comprises three parking levels and 1 000 bays, and forms part of the airport’s strategy to support job... 

Lanseria opens three-storey parkade
Lanseria International Airport CEO Rampa Rammopo talks about the airport's ongoing five-year expansion plan. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

FTTX Council punts open-source architecture for network development 

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th October 2019 With the increasing growth of data and the Internet of Things (IoT), there is a need to review the potential use of open-source architecture in the design and building of fibre networks, says FTTX Council president Andile Ngcaba. The open-source community has “changed the classic information... 

FTTX Council punts open-source  architecture for network development
To watch a video in which FTTX president Andile Ngcaba discusses an open source approach to network development, scan the barcode with your phone's QR reader, or go to Video Reports on www.engineeringnews.co.za.

Government and telcos sign excellence pact 

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th October 2019 Telecommunications leaders and government have signed a pact that will assit efforts to promote a sustainable industry built on excellence. The Industry Stakeholder Principles of Excellence was signed in October by an initial seven companies, including Altron, Liquid Telecoms, Dark Fibre Africa,... 

Government and telcos sign excellence pact
To watch a video in which Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, FTTX president Andile Ngcaba and CEO Juanita Clark discuss the new pact entered into between the private sector and government, scan the barcode with your phone's QR reader, or go to Video Reports on www.engineeringnews.co.za.

Transnet launches world’s longest production train  

By: Simone Liedtke     24th October 2019 State-owned rail company Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) on Thursday launched a 4-km-long train, with 375 wagons, officially making it the longest train in the world. The train was driven by Lisa Clark and transported about 24 000 t of manganese over a distance of more than 860 km between the Sishen... 

Transnet launches world’s longest production train
Transnet has launched a 4-km-long production train to transport manganese from the Northern Cape to Saldanha Bay. Camerawork: Dylan Slater; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Altron remains on track to achieve its five-year Ebitda goal 

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th October 2019 JSE-listed Allied Electronics (Altron) on Thursday posted positive interim results as it continued to track towards its five-year goal of doubling its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) by 2022. Ebitda improved by 19% to R803-million during the six months... 

Altron remains on track to achieve its five-year Ebitda goal
Altron CEO Mteto Nyati discusses the group's financial performance in the six months to August 31. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

DTIC, World Trade Organisation discuss AfCFTA opportunities, challenges 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd October 2019 Phase 2 agreements under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement are expected to be finalised by January 2021, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition says. The Phase 2 agreements will deal with investment, intellectual property and competition issues. 

DTIC, World Trade Organisation discuss AfCFTA opportunities, challenges
DTI's Xavier Carim and WTO ambassafor Dr Faizel Ismail discusses trade in Africa. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Seminar highlights need for greater energy generation flexibility 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     22nd October 2019 It makes economic and technical sense for electricity utilities such as Eskom to source as much new wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy as possible, says EE Publishers MD Chris Yelland. Speaking at a seminar hosted by EE Publishers and Nedbank, on Tuesday, he said the only limitations were... 

Seminar highlights need for greater energy generation flexibility
Nersa CEO Chris Forlee and other delegates discuss flexible generation. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

South Africa to test market for emergency power ‘gap fillers’ as IRP is finalised   

By: Terence Creamer     18th October 2019 South Africa will release a request for information (RFI) in the coming weeks to test the market for solutions to close an immediate electricity supply gap of between 2 000 MW and 3 000 MW, which has emerged primarily as a result of a fall in the energy availability factor (EAF) from Eskom’s coal... 

South Africa to test market for emergency power ‘gap fillers’ as IRP is finalised
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on the Integrated Resource Plan 2019 allocations and the need for short-term supply solutions. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 18.10.2019

Role of equipment suppliers in food safety under spotlight 

By: Schalk Burger     18th October 2019 Component and equipment multinational BMG hosted clients at its inaugural industry-specific engagement days with a showcase of its food and beverage industry solutions and components at its factory in Jeppestown, Johannesburg in September. The showcase provided advice from industry experts about... 

Role of equipment suppliers in food safety under spotlight
BMG Group product and sales manager Mark Barbour details the company’s approach to quality and safety in the food and beverage industry in Africa. Camera work: Kultwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

PPC warns against the threat of substandard cement products  

By: Simone Liedtke     15th October 2019 Substandard cement products are threatening the built environment industry and placing South African lives at risk, says PPC South Africa MD Njombo Lekula. He explains that the use of substandard cement has various implications that may negatively affect the sustainability of buildings and... 

PPC warns against the threat of substandard cement products
PPC South Africa MD Njombo Lekula speaks to Engineering News Online on the threats that sub-standard cement products pose, and what consumers can do to identify these products. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Darlene Creamer.
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