https://www.engineeringnews.co.za
R/€ = 19.34 Change: 0.14
R/$ = 17.37 Change: 0.17
Au 1725.11 $/oz Change: -9.89
Pt 841.60 $/oz Change: 7.40
 

Latest Videos

Large-scale dismissals continue to rise in labour market on back of legislative reform, 4IR 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th October 2019 Council for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration director Cameron Morajane on Monday revealed the commission had observed increased referrals of large-scale dismissals in the 2018/19 financial year. It expects these numbers to increase further in 2019/20.  

Large-scale dismissals continue to rise in labour market on back of legislative reform, 4IR
CCMA director Cameron Morajane discusses the commission’s 2018/19 financial year achievements, including industrial action resolutions. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Agri SA, Minister agree on need for partnerships to advance growth 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th October 2019 With stagnant economic growth and an unemployment rate of about 29%, the pressure is increasing on the agricultural sector to contribute more to gross domestic product (GDP) and live up to its potential in the country. However, the sector is facing its own challenges, including policy... 

Agri SA, Minister agree on need for partnerships to advance growth
Agriculture Minister Thoko Didiza discusses what the sector needs to grow and Agri SA president Dan Kriek shares his view on land reform policy

CBE Indaba identifies persistent built environment transformation barriers 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th October 2019 The Council for Built Environment (CBE) acting chairperson Maphefo Mogodi says the built environment industry is plagued by barriers to transformation and that government and industry have not done enough to change the situation. “The inability of small and medium businesses to prosper... 

CBE Indaba identifies persistent built environment transformation barriers
CBE CEO Priscilla Mdlalose talks about how transformation in the built environment has not progressed as fast as needed. Video: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Investment in climate-positive companies growing – Joburg Indaba  

By: Martin Creamer     7th October 2019 Asset managers globally have become the lightning rod of populist views in Western countries, with the conversation now dominated by climate-change issues within the environmental, social and governance (ESG) paradigm as well as what the prospective upheaval in the vehicle industry means for... 

Investment in climate-positive companies growing – Joburg Indaba
Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer on Joburg Indaba climate discussion. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Photo: Dylan Slater.

Energy transition the 'right path' for South Africa, says Mgojo  

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd October 2019 South Africa’s transition from coal-fired electricity generation to other sources is a “complicated problem to solve”, in the sense that the solution cannot depend on one organisation, or entity, alone, Exxaro Resources CEO Mxolisi Mgojo told delegates at the Joburg Indaba on Thursday. This was... 

Energy transition the 'right path' for South Africa, says Mgojo
In response to a panel question about the just transition from coal to the future should look like for South Africa, Exxaro Resources CEO Mxolisi Mgojo explains why this is not a "simplistic problem" to solve. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

‘No future without Eskom’, says Mabuza  

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd October 2019 Given the socioeconomic challenges facing South Africa, State-owned Eskom chairperson and acting CE Dr Jabu Mabuza on Thursday reiterated the power utility’s support for an energy mix that is based on providing reliable energy to the country. This should be a “practical energy mix”, he told... 

‘No future without Eskom’, says Mabuza
State-owned Eskom chairperson and acting CE Dr Jabu Mabuza on Thursday spoke at the Joburg Indaba, and reiterated the power utility’s support of an energy mix that is based on providing reliable energy to the country. Video: Kutlwano Matlala. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

John Deere invites third-party providers to join its digital platform 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd October 2019 Agricultural equipment supplier John Deere sub-Saharan Africa (JD SA) on Tuesday hosted a technology day, inviting 18 solutions providers to learn more about the company’s Operations Centre (OC) platform. The OC platform comprises digital innovations to manage farming operations. 

John Deere invites third-party providers to join its digital platform
John Deere's Wayne Spaumer tells Engineering News Online about the plans for its Operations Centre offering. Video: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Transnet sees slump in export coal volumes as ‘cyclical not structural’ 

By: Terence Creamer     30th September 2019 State-owned logistics group Transnet reported a 6.5% fall, from 77-million tons to 72-million tons, in export coal volumes in 2018/19, but described the decline as cyclical rather than structural. The group attributed the slump to “operational challenges, derailments, community unrest, train... 

Transnet sees slump in export coal volumes as ‘cyclical not structural’
Transnet acting CEO Mohammed Mahomedy on the 6.5% fall in export coal volumes in 2018/19, which he describes as cyclical rather than structural. Camerawork and editing: Darlene Creamer 30.9.2019

Transnet aims to secure settlements on ‘unlawful’ loco contracts by end of financial year  

By: Terence Creamer     30th September 2019 State-owned logistics company Transnet reported on Monday that settlement talks were under way with all four original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) supplying it with 1 064 new diesel and electric locomotives under contracts that had since been deemed “irregular and unlawful” by the group. Under... 

Transnet aims to secure settlements on ‘unlawful’ loco contracts by end of financial year
Transnet acting CEO Mohammed Mahomedy on the group's settlement talks with four original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) supplying it with 1 064 new diesel and electric locomotives under contracts that have been deemed “irregular and unlawful” by the group. Camerawork and editing: Darlene Creamer 30.9.2019

Transnet reports dramatic rise in irregular expenditure to R49bn  

By: Terence Creamer     30th September 2019 State-owned freight logistics utility Transnet received yet another qualified audit for its 2018/19 financial year and also announced a dramatic rise in irregular expenditure to R49-billion, after locomotive contracts valued at R41.5-billion where added to the figure, which stood at R8-billion at... 

Transnet reports dramatic rise in irregular expenditure to R49bn
Transnet acting CEO Mohammed Mahomedy outlines the reason for the group receiving yet another qualified audit during the 2018/19 financial year, as well as the dramatic rise in irregular expenditure to R49-billion. Camerawork and editing: Darlene Creamer 30.9.2019

Labour throws weight behind prescribed-assets proposal   

By: Terence Creamer     26th September 2019 Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (Cosatu) general-secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali has come out in support of government's prescribed-assets proposal, arguing that trustees of worker pension funds are currently being stymied from investing in assets that would be in the long-term interests of... 

Labour throws weight behind prescribed-assets proposal
Watch Congress of South Africa Trade Unions general-secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali explain labour's support of government's prescribed-assets proposal. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd. 26.9.2019

‘More inclusive’ Nedlac needed for crafting of growth-igniting compact  

By: Terence Creamer     26th September 2019 Business and government acknowledged on Thursday that the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) needs to be more inclusive and representative if it were to have any chance of crafting a social compact that lifts the South African economy out of its current low-growth and... 

‘More inclusive’ Nedlac needed for crafting of growth-igniting compact
Watch Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi and Business Unity South Africa president Sipho Pityana calling for Nedlac to be more inclusive and representative. Camerawork and video editing: Darlene Creamer 26.9.2019

Pan African studying solar power project  

By: Martin Creamer     18th September 2019 Gold mining company Pan African is completing a feasibility study into the construction of a 10 MVA solar power plant at its Elikhulu Tailings Retreatment Plant, in Evander, Mpumalanga. The R1.74-billion project uses a conventional carbon-in-leach circuit with a proprietary preoxidation process... 

Pan African studying solar power project
Pan African CEO Cobus Loots talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Gold’s safe haven status has returned – Pan African  

By: Martin Creamer     18th September 2019 The safe haven status of gold appears to have returned for the time being. “The world is increasingly an unstable place. Project one world, or globalisation, seems to have failed,” Pan African CEO Cobus Loots said on Wednesday when the London Aim- and JSE-listed gold mining company reported group... 

Gold’s safe haven status has returned – Pan African
Pan African results presentation by CEO Cobus Loots and CFO Deon Louw covered by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Nicholas Boyd

Govt looking to create 'certainty' in local steel, manufacturing industries 

By: Simone Liedtke     13th September 2019 Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Phumulo Masualle on Friday said the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) was looking to create “a sense of certainty” in the local steel and manufacturing industries by leveraging investments from State-owned entities (SOEs). This, he told delegates at the... 

Govt looking to create 'certainty' in local steel, manufacturing industries
Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Phumulo Masualle discusses measures being implemented by government to create more certainty for the domestic steel and manufacturing sectors. Video: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Master plans needed to expand productive South African sectors – Patel  

By: Simone Liedtke     13th September 2019 To grow South Africa’s economy and expand its productive sectors, master plans will need to be developed for each of those sectors, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Friday. Speaking on the second day of the Metals and Engineering Indaba, in Sandton, on Friday, the Minister... 

Master plans needed to expand productive South African sectors – Patel
Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel discusses some of government's initiatives in rebuilding the South African economy, alongside the steel and manufacturing sectors, at the fifth iteration of the Metals and Engineering Indaba, in Sandton. Video: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing Nicholas Boyd.

Treasury's economic turnaround plan lacks 'inclusivity', says BBC  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th September 2019 In reviewing Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s 77-page economic growth policy paper, industry organisation, the Black Business Council says the policy is lacking in inclusivity, specific detail and ambition. Mboweni released the document, titled 'Economic Transformation, Inclusive Growth and... 

Treasury's economic turnaround plan lacks 'inclusivity', says BBC
BBC president Sandile Zungu discusses key concerns about Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's economic policy. Video done by Kutlwano Matlala; editing done by Nicholas Boyd.

Discovery Health CEO Jonathan Broomberg unpacks the NHI 

6th September 2019 The recent iteration of the National Health Insurance (NHI) has caused significant panic in the healthcare sector with Discovery's share price severely impacted following the tabling of the proposed NHI plans in parliament. Discovery Health CEO Jonathan Broomberg unpacks what the proposed NHI... 

Discovery Health CEO Jonathan Broomberg unpacks the NHI
Discovery Health CEO Jonathan Broomberg unpacks the NHI. (Camera: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd)

Tricolt, Attacq launch new high-rise residential precinct in Waterfall City 

By: Schalk Burger     28th August 2019 Residential property developer Tricolt and JSE-listed real estate investment trust Attacq on Wednesday launched the first phase of a high-rise residential project, called Ellipse, in Waterfall City, Midrand. The project, which involves the development of four residential buildings, broke ground... 

Tricolt, Attacq launch new high-rise residential precinct in Waterfall City
Tricolt CEO Tim Kloeck discussed the new Ellipse luxury residential development. Camera work and editing: Nicholas Boyd and Kutlwano Matlala.

Jet Demolition ends search for right B-BBEE partners after 11 years 

15th August 2019 To become a company that is truly invested in the transformation and betterment of South Africa, demolition contractor Jet Demolition has entered into a broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) deal. Subsequently, Jet Demolition founders Joe and Liz Brinkmann have become executive... 

Jet Demolition ends search for right B-BBEE partners after 11 years
Jet Demolition ends search for right B-BBEE partners after 11 years

Foskor board to finalise sustainability plan within six months  

By: Terence Creamer     13th August 2019 Foskor chairperson Bobby Godsell reported on Tuesday that the company’s board was conducting a comprehensive review of the group’s underperforming operations with the aim of developing a sustainability plan within the coming six months. Foskor, which mines phosphate rock and magnetite in Limpopo... 

Foskor board to finalise sustainability plan within six months
Foskor chairperson Bobby Godsell and IDC CEO TP Nchocho on prospects for turning around the company. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 13.7.2019

IDC urged to up its ‘counter-cyclical’ game, as Patel sets R110bn funding target  

By: Terence Creamer     13th August 2019 Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel is insisting that the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) play a far more assertive counter-cyclical investment role in the flagging South African economy and has formally set a R110-billion, five-year disbursement target for the State-owned... 

IDC urged to up its ‘counter-cyclical’ game, as Patel sets R110bn funding target
Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel outlines the R110-billion target for IDC and how he expects the development financier to meet it. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. 13.7.2019

Solar-powered irrigation requires greater subsidisation 

By: Darren Parker     9th August 2019 The high initial capital expenditure required for solar-powered irrigation systems (SPISes) makes it mostly an unviable option for small-scale farmers in South Africa, unless they receive heavy subsidisation, according to International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage president Felix... 

Solar-powered irrigation requires greater subsidisation
ICID president Felix Reinders discusses South Africa’s role in international irrigation concerns.

Agriculture sector driven to spend more upfront on innovation 

By: Darren Parker     9th August 2019 Amid current economic pressure, high energy costs and power grid uncertainty, the agriculture sector in South Africa is starting to favour higher capital expenditure on advanced technology because of the resulting long-term reductions in operating costs, says drive engineering company... 

Agriculture sector  driven to spend more upfront on innovation
SEW-Eurodrive sales manager Willem Strydom discusses the motors supplied to the 100 t/h Free State feed mill.

Ethos concludes investment into South African analytics firm  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     5th August 2019 Following the successful delisting of Torre Industries from the JSE in April and further to the delisting plan, the business was successfully separated into two autonomous entities. Torre Analytical Services was acquired by Ethos Mid Market Fund and Torre Industrial by Apex Partners. 

Ethos concludes investment into South African analytics firm
Synerlytic CEO Jon Hillary and Ethos Mid-Market Fund Managing Partner Edward Pitsi detail the fund’s acquisition of Synerlytic

Transnet and IFC team up in effort to catalyse Richards Bay LNG PPP  

By: Terence Creamer     23rd July 2019 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has made a $2-million cost-sharing commitment to support the completion, by Transnet, of a feasibility study into the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification terminal at the Port of Richards Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal by 2024.... 

Transnet and IFC team up in effort to catalyse Richards Bay LNG PPP
In this video, IFC and Transnet officials outline the central role that the private sector is expected to play in the construction and operation of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure at the Port of Richards Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal. The proposed project is the subject of a feasibility study that is being jointly funded by the two organisations. It is proposed that the LNG infrastructure be developed by a private-sector-led special purpose vehicle, which will emerge following a competitive bidding process. Camera Work & Editing: Darlene Creamer. Recorded: 23.7.2019

Crucial policy missteps have taken place – Ramaphosa   

By: Sane Dhlamini     23rd July 2019 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
1 2
3
4 5 6 7 8 9

Latest News

more

Real Economy Report

more

Second Take

more

SAFM

more

Topics In These Articles

RSS Feed

About

Engineering News is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Engineering News is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Subscribe Now for $119
Free daily email newsletter Register Now
Subscribe Now for $119 Close