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Meet the electric car that keeps on going . . . and going

By: Irma Venter     15th May 2019 Ever thought South Africa would see an electric car with more than 202 000 km on the clock? Meet Shaun Maidment, from Pretoria. Maidment, a telecommunications consultant, is the proud owner of a BMW 60Ah i3, which has reached the 15th highest mileage of all i3s sold to date globally. 

Cabinet could be reduced by as many as nine departments and 15 deputy ministries

By: News24Wire      15th May 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa could reduce his national executive by as many as nine departments and ministries when he announces the reconfiguration of his Cabinet soon. Although there is no official word from the Union Buildings on when Ramaphosa will announce the changes to his executive, furious... 

The rise of Phoenix - Atlas Copco proudly supports South African robot competition team in the USA

14th May 2019 The rise of digitalisation and automation is amplifying the keen focus towards innovations such as robotics. When Atlas Copco became aware that Hoërskool Waterkloof ´s robotic team, known as Fifth Order, was looking for assistance to compete at the First Tech Challenge (FTC) in the USA from 24-27... 

Vukile buys three shopping centres from Rebosis for R1.8bn

By: Marleny Arnoldi     13th May 2019 JSE-listed Rebosis Property will sell three properties to JSE-listed Vukile Property Fund for R1.8-billion. The properties are Mdantsane City shopping centre, Sunnypark shopping centre and Bloedstreet Mall.  

Graham Whitty

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     10th May 2019 This week we profile Graham Whitty, CEO of EMVA, an importer and distributor of industrial stainless-steel pipe, fittings, flanges, round bar and valves. 

Early results suggest ANC to retain power

By: Reuters     9th May 2019 Early vote tallies suggest South Africa's ruling African National Congress party will retain power after an election on Wednesday, but analysts said its share of the vote could fall below 60% for the first time since the end of white minority rule. 

ANC seen winning election but support falters

By: Reuters     8th May 2019 South Africans voting in a national election on Wednesday expressed frustration at rampant corruption, high unemployment and racial inequalities that persist 25 years after the first all-races poll marked the end of white minority rule. The vote for a new Parliament and nine provincial... 

Young South African radio astronomers shine with MeerKAT observation proposals

By: Rebecca Campbell     7th May 2019 The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (Sarao) has announced that 38 South African-led astronomy projects will use the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope array. The leaders of these projects include postdoctoral researchers (“postdocs”) as well as senior professors, based at ten South African... 

SABS hosts wind energy technical meeting

By: Simone Liedtke     6th May 2019 The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) is hosting 40 international delegates of the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC’s) technical committee 88 (TC 88) at the SABS’s plenary meeting on May 6 and 7. The IEC’s Renewable Energy Conformity Assessment will then meet on May 9 and... 

Ekurhuleni Aerotropolis core to Albertina Sisulu Corridor development plans  

By: Nadine James     3rd May 2019 The Albertina Sisulu Corridor – which links the Johannesburg central business district, OR Tambo International Airport and Pretoria – is benefitting from the establishment of public-private partnerships and infrastrucutre investments, designed to facilitate the implementation of the 30-year... 

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