Engineering News | Macro and Micro https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/macro-and-micro Wed, 27 May 2020 01:12:34 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Bid documents for 2 000-MW emergency power being finalised after Nersa concurrence ‘milestone’ https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bid-documents-for-2-000-mw-emergency-power-being-finalised-after-nersa-concurrence-milestone-2020-05-26 Terence Creamer ELECTRICITY Tue, 26 May 2020 16:45:00 +0200 554707 1590505243 1590504300 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000875351_resized_solarkonkoonsies1022.jpg IPP Office working on scheme to procure 128 MW of additional energy from existing wind and solar farms 511 287 DMRE to fast-track mining rights, capital projects to help save jobs https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/dmre-to-fast-track-mining-rights-capital-projects-to-help-save-jobs-2020-05-26 Marleny Arnoldi GOVERNANCE Tue, 26 May 2020 15:35:00 +0200 554688 1590503661 1590500100 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 SA's economic reopening while Covid-19 numbers rise is unique – Mkhize https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sas-economic-reopening-while-covid-19-numbers-rise-is-unique-mkhize-2020-05-26 African News Agency Macro and Micro Tue, 26 May 2020 14:23:00 +0200 554665 1590502339 1590495780 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000875264_resized_zwelimkhize4160320201022.jpg Health Minister Zweli Mkhize 511 287 South Africa’s virus fight pits government against scientists https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africas-virus-fight-pits-government-against-scientists-2020-05-26 , Bloomberg COVID-19 Tue, 26 May 2020 14:21:00 +0200 554667 1590496136 1590495660 99999999999 , Bloomberg 0 0 Giflo celebrates ten years in the property industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/giflo-celebrates-ten-years-in-the-property-industry-2020-05-26 Simone Liedtke PROPERTY Tue, 26 May 2020 12:51:00 +0200 554655 1590491108 1590490260 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000875240_resized_propertyartistsrenderofbuildingbadjacenttobarloworldlogisticsbuildingatgiflosirenelinkprecinctdevelopment0520201022.jpg Artist's render of Building B adjacent to Barloworld Logistics building at Giflo's Irene Link Precinct development. 511 287 SA schools make progress in getting ready to reopen on June 1 - education department https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sa-schools-make-progress-in-getting-ready-to-reopen-on-june-1---education-department-2020-05-26 African News Agency Macro and Micro Tue, 26 May 2020 10:10:00 +0200 554613 1590501734 1590480600 99999999999 African News Agency 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000875164_resized_angiemotshekgagovernmentza1022.jpg Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga 511 287 Rand climbs to eight-week high versus the dollar https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rand-climbs-to-eight-week-high-versus-the-dollar-2020-05-26 Reuters CURRENCY Tue, 26 May 2020 09:55:00 +0200 554605 1590479811 1590479700 99999999999 Reuters 0 0 Cape Town proposes national renewables procurement scheme for municipalities as it pushes ahead ... https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cape-town-proposes-national-renewables-procurement-scheme-for-municipalities-as-it-pushes-ahead-with-ipp-legal-case-2020-05-26 Terence Creamer ELECTRICITY REGULATION Tue, 26 May 2020 09:25:00 +0200 554588 1590499830 1590477900 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000875080_resized_rooftopsolarpvinstallersgreencape1022.jpg 511 287 AfCFTA to be continent’s main post-pandemic ‘stimulus’ lever https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/afcfta-to-be-continents-main-post-pandemic-stimulus-lever-2020-05-25 Terence Creamer REGIONAL INTEGRATION Mon, 25 May 2020 16:45:00 +0200 554554 1590470670 1590417900 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000875002_resized_transnetcontainerscitydeep410221115duane.jpg 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/82343_2020-05-25_wamkele_mene.mp436791755AfCFTA secretary-general Wamkele Mene on the impact of Covid-19 on the trade agreement and its role in reigniting growth across the continent. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. AfCFTA secretary-general Wamkele Mene on the impact of Covid-19 on the trade agreement and its role in reigniting growth across the continent. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. WEF launches blockchain principles to protect users https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wef-launches-blockchain-principles-to-protect-users-2020-05-25 Schalk Burger TECHNOLOGY Mon, 25 May 2020 16:32:00 +0200 554548 1590419026 1590417120 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 African countries must strengthen their agricultural, especially food, production https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/african-countries-must-strengthen-their-agricultural-especially-food-production-2020-05-25 Rebecca Campbell AGRICULTURE Mon, 25 May 2020 16:28:00 +0200 554547 1590417716 1590416880 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 AMSA welcomes move to Level 3 in nationwide lockdown https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/amsa-welcomes-move-to-level-3-in-nationwide-lockdown-2020-05-25 Simone Liedtke STEEL Mon, 25 May 2020 16:16:00 +0200 554539 1590417361 1590416160 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Lockdown Level 3: Squabble over 'tender' disrupts delivery of PPEs to some Gauteng schools https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/lockdown-level-3-squabble-over-tender-disrupts-delivery-of-ppes-to-some-gauteng-schools-2020-05-25 News24Wire COVID-19 Mon, 25 May 2020 15:24:00 +0200 554525 1590415704 1590413040 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 OneAfrica launches food voucher campaign, calls on S Africans to help https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/oneafrica-launches-food-voucher-campaign-calls-on-s-africans-to-help-2020-05-25 Thabi Madiba Macro and Micro Mon, 25 May 2020 15:11:00 +0200 554521 1590415750 1590412260 99999999999 Sashnee Moodley 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874916_resized_foodpumpkins1022bloomberg.jpg 511 287 Alcohol industry submits safety protocol proposals to govt https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/alcohol-industry-submits-safety-protocol-proposals-to-govt-2020-05-25 Simone Liedtke COVID-19 / BREWERIES Mon, 25 May 2020 14:11:00 +0200 554498 1590409507 1590408660 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Reserve Bank running out of space to keep lowering interest rates – Kganyago https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/reserve-bank-running-out-of-space-to-keep-lowering-interest-rates-kganyago-2020-05-25 News24Wire Macro and Micro Mon, 25 May 2020 12:47:00 +0200 554487 1590416243 1590403620 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874836_resized_lesetjakganyagogovtza1022.jpg SARB Governor Lesetja Kganyago 511 287 African economic integration still has a long way to go, reveals new report https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/african-economic-integration-still-has-a-long-way-to-go-reveals-new-report-2020-05-25 Rebecca Campbell TRADE Mon, 25 May 2020 11:36:00 +0200 554468 1590401039 1590399360 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Africa proactive in implementing measures to flatten Covid-19 curve – Ramaphosa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/africa-proactive-in-implementing-measures-to-flatten-covid-19-curve-ramaphosa-2020-05-25 Thabi Madiba Macro and Micro Mon, 25 May 2020 10:09:00 +0200 554445 1590415718 1590394140 99999999999 Sashnee Moodley 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874767_resized_cyrilramaphosa230320201022.jpg President Cyril Ramaphosa 511 287 Covid-19 workplace protocols must become ‘second nature’ for any further lockdown easing https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/business-says-covid-19-workplace-protocols-must-become-second-nature-for-any-further-lockdown-easing-2020-05-25 Terence Creamer COVID-19 LOCKDOWN Mon, 25 May 2020 09:55:00 +0200 554442 1590418538 1590393300 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874764_resized_siphopityana2busa09191022dylan.jpg Busa president Sipho Pityana 511 287 The science behind Level 3 - Ramaphosa lauds 'diverse and sometimes challenging views' https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/the-science-behind-level-3---ramaphosa-lauds-diverse-and-sometimes-challenging-views-2020-05-25 News24Wire Macro and Micro Mon, 25 May 2020 08:07:00 +0200 554415 1590387807 1590386820 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874679_resized_cyrilramaphosa23april1022.jpg President Cyril Ramaphosa 511 287 South Africa to move to Level 3, but risk of infections now even greater – Ramaphosa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-africa-to-move-to-level-3-but-risk-of-infections-now-even-greater-ramaphosa-2020-05-24 News24Wire COVID-19 Sun, 24 May 2020 21:52:00 +0200 554409 1590350259 1590349920 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874666_resized_cyrilramaphosa10315duane1022.jpg President Cyril Ramaphosa 511 287 UK's Blair: Patchy data means Africa could use antibody tests to track Covid-19 https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/uks-blair-patchy-data-means-africa-could-use-antibody-tests-to-track-covid-19-2020-05-22 Reuters COVID-19 Fri, 22 May 2020 15:31:00 +0200 554388 1590156172 1590154260 99999999999 Reuters 0 0 Easing of South Africa lockdown may bring no respite for smokers https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/easing-of-south-africa-lockdown-may-bring-no-respite-for-smokers-2020-05-22 , Bloomberg ECONOMY Fri, 22 May 2020 15:10:00 +0200 554378 1590153159 1590153000 99999999999 , Bloomberg 0 0 SA definitely moving to Level 3 lockdown 'soon', the question is how - deputy minister https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sa-definitely-moving-to-level-3-lockdown-soon-the-question-is-how---deputy-minister-2020-05-22 News24Wire Macro and Micro Fri, 22 May 2020 12:35:00 +0200 554351 1590392608 1590143700 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874565_resized_thedeputyministeroftradeandindustryfikilemajolaspeakingtoentrepreneursinmountfrereeasterncape1022.jpg Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Economic Development Fikile Majola 511 287 Construction sector survival requires fresh approach https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/construction-sector-survival-requires-fresh-approach-2020-05-22 Mamaili Mamaila Macro and Micro Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 553019 1589531987 1590098400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000872016_resized_constructionuniversityofpretoria2205201022.jpg DECISIVE ACTION For the construction industry to thrive, opportunism will need to be dealt with immediately and decisively 511 287 Pandemic, economic challenges to shape industry direction https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/pandemic-economic-challenges-to-shape-industry-direction-2020-05-22 Mamaili Mamaila Macro and Micro Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 552911 1589869442 1590098400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000871633_resized_constructionmacsteelceomikebenfield2205201022.jpg MIKE BENFIELD The construction and steel sectors – including the larger manufacturing industry – are “hand-in-glove” 511 287 Built-environment growth a focus for regulator https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/regulator-focused-on-accelerating-built-environment-growth-2020-05-22 Mamaili Mamaila Macro and Micro Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 552057 1589869442 1590098400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000871630_resized_constructionnrcsregulationsandrules2205201022.jpg TOWING THE LINE The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications’ National Building Regulations division assists with the upkeep of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act 511 287 Pandemic heightens existing construction sector woes https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/pandemic-heightens-existing-construction-sector-woes-2020-05-22 Mamaili Mamaila Macro and Micro Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200 552573 1589869446 1590098400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000871618_resized_constructionasaqschristellebown2205201022.jpg CHRISTELLE BOWN It is important to address the difficulties caused by the onerous conditions prescribed when tendering for professional services 511 287 Covid-19 highlights massive structural inequality – Bonang Mohale https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/covid-19-highlights-massive-structural-inequality-bonang-mohale-2020-05-21 Thabi Madiba Macro and Micro Thu, 21 May 2020 15:24:00 +0200 554252 1590069579 1590067440 99999999999 Sashnee Moodley 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874399_resized_bonangmohale1022.jpg Bidvest chairperson Bonang Mohale 511 287 Reserve Bank again cuts repo rate as SA's economic outlook worsens https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/reserve-bank-again-cuts-repo-rate-as-sas-economic-outlook-worsens-2020-05-21 News24Wire Macro and Micro Thu, 21 May 2020 15:18:00 +0200 554251 1590070276 1590067080 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874393_resized_sarblogo1022bloomberg.jpg 511 287 Masondo reiterates projections of economic downturn, increased demand on health services https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/masondo-reiterates-projections-of-economic-downturn-increased-demand-on-health-services-2020-05-21 Simone Liedtke COVID-19 Thu, 21 May 2020 12:34:00 +0200 554193 1590057928 1590057240 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874212_resized_deputyfinanceministerdrdavidmasondo052020ujzoomwebinar1022.jpg Deputy Finance Minister Dr David Masondo 511 287 Online payment gateway sees 226% rise in new food industry business registrations https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/online-payment-gateway-sees-226-rise-in-new-food-industry-business-registrations-2020-05-21 Schalk Burger ICT Thu, 21 May 2020 08:00:00 +0200 554123 1590042476 1590040800 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Inflation risks, lack of banking infrastructure to drive cryptocurrency adoption in Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/inflation-risks-lack-of-banking-infrastructure-to-drive-cryptocurrency-adoption-in-africa-2020-05-21 Schalk Burger CRYPTOCURRENCIES Thu, 21 May 2020 08:00:00 +0200 554125 1590042921 1590040800 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 8.1% of survey respondents lost jobs, close businesses https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/81-of-survey-respondents-lost-jobs-close-businesses-2020-05-20 Simone Liedtke COVID-19 Wed, 20 May 2020 16:00:00 +0200 554093 1589984554 1589983200 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Economists propose R100bn social bond to fund South Africa’s Covid fight https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/economists-propose-r100bn-social-bond-to-fund-south-africas-covid-fight-2020-05-20 Terence Creamer COVID-19 Wed, 20 May 2020 15:40:00 +0200 554091 1589986278 1589982000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000874008_resized_titomboweni5241020181022.jpg Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will deliver a special adjustment Budget on June 24 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/82303_social-bond-theobald-covid19-economists-group_final-190520.pdf486364 Ramaphosa to meet with party leaders over lockdown measures https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ramaphosa-to-meet-with-party-leaders-over-lockdown-measures-2020-05-20 Thabi Madiba Macro and Micro Wed, 20 May 2020 10:49:00 +0200 554041 1589983270 1589964540 99999999999 Sashnee Moodley 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000873908_resized_cyrilramaphosa2180320201022.jpg President Cyril Ramaphosa 511 287 Concor Infrastructure secures contract at Eskom’s Kendal power station https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/concor-infrastructure-secures-contract-at-eskoms-kendal-power-station-2020-05-20 Simone Liedtke INFRASTRUCTURE Wed, 20 May 2020 10:33:00 +0200 554037 1589965802 1589963580 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000873894_resized_infrastructureericwissemanagingdirectorofconcorinfrastructure0520201022.jpg Concor Infrastructure MD Eric Wisse 511 287