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Call for nominations to serve on third NPC now open

By: Simone Liedtke     1st March 2021 Nominations are now open for persons to be considered for appointment to the National Planning Commission (NPC) for the next five years. The next commission will serve during the challenging aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, a time during which economic and social recovery and reconstruction... 

Successful marine mining vessel repair leads to two more ship repair projects

By: Schalk Burger     26th February 2021 The successful repair of the Gariep mining vessel, operated by  De Beers Marine, in November has led to two further ship repair projects being booked for 2021 at the Port of Cape Town, the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) said on February 25. The Gariep mining... 

Rolls-Royce marine AI technology project receives UK funding

By: Rebecca Campbell     26th February 2021 The British Ministry of Defence (MOD) has granted funding to UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce to further develop the company’s Artificial Chief Engineer technology. This is an autonomous ship machinery control system, intended to permit naval vessels to carry out... 

Mixed response to Mboweni's Budget Speech

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     25th February 2021 Industries and business have responded with mixed reviews to the Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on February 24. Industry organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) posits that it showed the fruits of a better-than-expected economic recovery and tax collection... 

NASA takes the KUDUwave audiometer to space

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th February 2021 In keeping with advancing the health of the human spirit, the South African manufactured KUDUwave portable audiometer is going to extreme heights. The KUDUwave, a medically certified portable and boothless audiometer, is utilized in the testing and diagnosis of auditory related deficiencies. 

Test mine study under way for Fourth Industrial Revolution try-outs  

By: Martin Creamer     24th February 2021 A feasibility study is under way on a mine selected for the testing of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies ahead of their implementation, Minerals Council South Africa senior executive modernisation and safety Sietse van der Woude said on Wednesday. Van der Woude was answering... 

SA Canegrowers Association calls for decrease to sugar tax

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd February 2021 As Finance Minister Tito Mboweni prepares to deliver his Budget Speech on February 24, industry association the South African Cane Growers Association has called for an immediate decrease to the health promotion levy (HPL) or sugar tax, stating that this will help in the recovery of the local... 

OneLogix in good health despite Covid-19, says Lourens 

By: Irma Venter     18th February 2021 OneLogix CEO Ian Lourens says that all of the niche logistics provider’s 12 companies “remain in good health”, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The group reported a 16% drop in revenue, to R1.22-billion, for the six months ended November 30, compared with the same period in 2019.... 

Eskom, regulator say cracks in Koeberg containment structures not serious

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th February 2021 The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has assured the public that the Koeberg nuclear power station, in Cape Town, is not discharging harmful radiation into the environment. The NNR was responding to media coverage suggesting that the outer shell of the containment building at the power station... 

ESG is key to future resilience, says Mgojo 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th February 2021 In the recent past, environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria were predominantly focused on environmental impact and related governance issues, such as climate change. However, since the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the everyday lives of people across the world, more companies are... 

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