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Korean energy companies ready to meet SA’s localisation, skills requirements

4th November 2011 Korean energy and transmission companies aim to transfer skills to South Africa and to boost local companies by using localisation programmes, says Korean electrical constructions company LPJ SA Engineering & Construction marketing manager Danny Lee. 

Nzimande sees collaborative research key to shift to knowledge-based economy

28th October 2011 Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says funding for collaborative research and development programmes will take precedence over single-body project funding because universities and research bodies must help to broaden and develop the skills of students and people in other... 

Carbon capture has role to play, technology group argues

28th October 2011 Carbon capture and storage technologies can be used to capture 90% of the emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants, enabling existing plants to continue generating electricity to meet increased international demand for decarbonised energy, says transport infrastructure, power... 

Eskom expert gives generator testing advice

28th October 2011 Eskom Rotek Engineering generator specialist consultant Dave Tarrant gave attendees at the Predictive Maintenance Conference South Africa an in-depth look at the power utility’s offline tests and inspections of 900 MW to 1 200 MW generators, covering visual inspections, insulation resistance and... 

High-level political support required to boost SA’s border efficiency

21st October 2011 There is a growing realisation within South Africa and within the broader region that trade liberalisation alone will be insufficient to ensuring that a solid platform is created for far higher levels of intraregional trade. Therefore, attention is beginning to shift to the many nontariff... 

Integrated safety and security systems for industries

21st October 2011 Smart personal protective equipment (PPE) and security systems can be integrated to provide a real-time health and safety system, as well as security in industrial and commercial applications, says automation and electronic equipment specialist company Honeywell process solution MD Sean Smith. 

Communications provider unveils low-cost data, voice offerings

21st October 2011 Data and voice network provider iBurst has launched a new range of low-cost product offerings to draw in new clients and to improve access to, and the affordability of, its data and voice products, said iBurst commercial executive head Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday. 

Networks supporting cloud services emerge as new Internet backbone

21st October 2011 Networks must be developed to support access to, and the growth of, cloud-based computing and application services, which will be the basis for the next generation of the Internet, says international routing and switching company Cisco South Africa MD David Mead. 

High-level political support required to boost SA’s border efficiency

21st October 2011 There is a growing realisation within South Africa and within the broader region that trade liberalisation alone will be insufficient to ensuring that a solid platform is created for far higher levels of intraregional trade. 

Engineering group urges SA to rebuild its productive capabilities

14th October 2011 South Africa has to create sustainable and globally competitive industries if it is to create sustainable transformation from the legacy of apartheid. However, this can only be done by returning to the basics of growing, mining, manufacturing and building wealth, said South African consulting... 

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