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Access to finance hampers power sector progress

By: Mamaili Mamaila     19th April 2019 Among the challenges facing the power generation sector is access to finance to upgrade and maintain power infrastructure to extend the life of existing assets in a sustainable way, especially when it comes to new digital technologies, says international power generation company General Electric... 

Digital initiatives could unlock trillions in value for SA, research shows

By: Schalk Burger     19th April 2019 South Africa can unlock financial value and create meaningful outcomes for citizens in their daily lives by implementing key digital initiatives across government services and key industry sectors, professional services multinational Accenture says. Research indicated that the value that can be... 

Independent power producers and Weet-Bix

By: Saliem Fakir     19th April 2019 There is a vociferous attack on independent power producers (IPPs) and renewables in South Africa, despite the energy crisis that the country is experiencing and the fact that the long-term prospects for State-owned electricity utility Eskom look rather bleak. Eskom is a choke point, just as... 

Digitalization: in practice

18th April 2019 Digitalization is moving on apace, but putting it into practice requires a different way of working says Mattias Årstadius of SKF. There has been much conversation about the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, but the focus has generally been about the concept and the technology... 

Higher import tariffs on chicken will hurt poor consumers – EBieSA

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th April 2019 The Emerging Black Importers and Exporters South Africa and the South African National Consumer Union say raising tariffs on imported chicken could hike local chicken prices by up to 32%, putting South African consumers under further financial strain and impacting on food security for the poor.... 

Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine achieves 10 million flying hours

17th April 2019 The Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine, which entered service in 1987, recently achieved another incredible milestone by reaching 10 million flying hours in nearly 5 million flights. The engine powers a range of Gulfstream’s highly successful large-cabin business aircraft, such as the Gulfstream GIV,... 

Rio farewells group exec

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th April 2019 Diversified miner Rio Tinto has announced the retirement of group executive Joanne Farrell, who will retire at the end of September. Farrell joined the company in 1987 and has worked in a variety of roles across human resources, health, safety, communities and environment before joining the... 

Kumba hands over Siyathemba youth centre, parks to community  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th April 2019 Kumba Iron Ore CE Themba Mkhwanazi on Tuesday officially handed over 17 parks, as well as the Siyathemba Youth Centre, to the community of Siyathemba, near Kathu. Siyathemba is a newly built town, near Kathu, in the Northern Cape, to which the previous town of Dingleton is being relocated. This... 

Libstar to drive in-depth analysis, new product innovation at Dickon Hall Foods facility

By: Simone Liedtke     16th April 2019 Amid a tough customer landscape, food and beverage producer Libstar Group intends to drive in-depth analysis of category gaps and new product innovation – particularly through its Southdale-based Dickon Hall Foods facility – this year to increase its customer relationship advantage and develop... 

Nanotron and Decawave shorten time to revenue with new micro-location solutions

15th April 2019 Nanotron and Decawave now facilitate interoperability of tags from different vendors and field-proven location infrastructure provided by nanotron. Location infrastructure based on nanotron’s Edge Anchors is contributing to the company’s revenue growth, with more than 500 installations of up to... 

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