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South Africa not the gateway to Africa, warns research house 

By: Irma Venter     18th June 2019 South Africa is not, as is so often punted, the gateway to Africa, says Africa House director Duncan Bonnett – this is a mere “influence illusion”. The country is more a gateway to Southern African, and not even all of that. 

Investors in SA need a long-term view

14th June 2019 The social, political and economic situation in South Africa is likely to become more turbulent in the short term to medium, and investors in the country need to take a long-term view, says analyst Dr Frans Cronje. The new government’s ‘New Dawn’ vision is stillborn and will not be sufficient to... 

Indaba to foster African trade

By: Mamaili Mamaila     14th June 2019 The 2019 Manufacturing Indaba will host several trade and industry Ministers from Africa, with the focus leaning towards facilitating trade between African countries.  

Huawei kicks off first 5G training course for SA students

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th June 2019 Information and communications technology (ICT) giant Huawei South Africa is offering free fifth-generation (5G) training courses for ICT postgraduates at, initially, the University of the Witswatersrand (Wits) and University of Pretoria. The group has plans to expand the course, which forms part... 

Broll Signs Exclusive African Affiliation with Cushman & Wakefield

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2019 Broll Property Group, the largest independently owned Pan-African commercial property services company, has entered into an exclusive affiliate arrangement with Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate services company. The new venture represents a partnership with Broll’s Occupier... 

Builders Warehouse opens flagship store in Boksburg 

13th June 2019 Builders Warehouse opened its latest store in Boksburg, in April. The new 15 170 m2 box format store design entailed a new layout and look-and-feel to align with Builders’ digitalisation and counter-driven strategy. Marleny Arnoldi attended the opening. 

Top trends energising Africa’s power sectors

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2019 An optimal energy mix for Africa relies on a variety of generation technologies. In fact, in a 2015 report McKinsey estimated that if every country in Africa had to build to meet their current electricity demand, the region would require about $490 billion of capital for new generating capacity –... 

Regular boiler maintenance key in stable power

7th June 2019 Multinational conglomerate GE is aware of the pressures faced by power producers, especially utilities, to improve efficiency and productivity within their steam plants. For South Africa, regular maintenance to major upgrades and retrofits of utility power plants and in particular the boilers, is... 

South African medicine dispensing system wins Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th June 2019 For the first time since its inception in 2015, a South African electrical engineer has won the Royal Academy of Engineers’ 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Thirty-one-year-old Neo Hutiri and his team won R463 000, or about £25 000, for developing Pelebox – a smart locker system... 

ELGi’s new electric compressor range from Integrated Air Solutions –industry electrified!

5th June 2019 Building on its unequivocal success with ELGi’s range of high-pressure, diesel-driven compressors, Integrated Air Solutions now introduces the latest innovation from this world renowned brand, the new ELGi EG Series electric air compressor range. ELGi’s electric screw air compressors are... 

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