R/€ = 16.05 Change: -0.08
R/$ = 14.18 Change: -0.06
Au 1327.79 $/oz Change: 4.74
Pt 809.09 $/oz Change: 3.99


Unbundle Eskom to make it sustainable – CEO

4th February 2019 Decisions that need to be taken at Eskom might end up being painful, but they have to be taken, the power utility’s CEO, Phakamani Hadebe told delegates at Mining Indaba 2019 on Monday. Of his appointment as Eskom CEO, he told delegates that nothing prepares one to deal with an institution where... 

Gordhan and Malema to face off in Equality Court

4th February 2019 Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan will face off in the Equality Court today following Malema's scathing attack on the Public Enterprises Minister. This comes after Malema addressed a crowd of EFF supporters outside the Commission... 

Could alien tree clearing near dams be Cape Town's solution to saving water?

31st January 2019 Cape Town is losing 50-billion litres of water every year to thirsty alien trees surrounding the region’s supply dams – equivalent to two months’ water supply effectively going down the drain. For those who doubt the hydrological models that have come up with this figure, there will soon be hard... 

Petrol price likely to go up in February – AA

29th January 2019 The price of petrol is likely to go up and that of diesel down in February, according to the Automobile Association (AA). The AA was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). 

Ramaphosa pays tribute as condolences for former Numsa president continue to pour in

29th January 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa paid tribute to "dedicated" former National Union of Metalworkers South Africa (Numsa) president Cedric Gina as condolences continued to pour in for him. The trade unionist died on Monday in Addington Hospital in Durban following an illness. Ramaphosa said that he was... 

Ramaphosa gets a global Madiba moment, while SA ponders Denel's next step

28th January 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa has finished off his first official state visit to India on a good note, celebrating and inviting "real, ethically driven" Indian businesses to invest more in South Africa. A visibly fatigued Ramaphosa, following Team South Africa's stop at the World Economic Forum in... 

Mabuza reaffirms ANC's Reserve Bank nationalisation plan

25th January 2019 Deputy President David Mabuza has reaffirmed the African National Congress's (ANC's) intention to nationalise the South African Reserve Bank and place "public interest and development" at the centre of central bank's existence.  The ANC resolved at its 2017 national elective conference – where... 

Metrorail trains across South Africa at risk of coming to a stand still

25th January 2019 Following the fatal train collision in Mountainview, Pretoria that left four people dead and 620 injured earlier this year, the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) is considering suspending the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's (PRASA) safety permit again, GroundUp reports. If the permit is... 

Ramaphosa's first state visit to India: Denel deal in sight after lifting blacklist over corruption claims

25th January 2019 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be hosted by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his first official state visit to the country on Friday. According to a media statement from the Presidency, Ramaphosa, who will be joined by a delegation of ministers including Jeff Radebe, Angie... 

Tito Mboweni wants to hear your plans to grow the economy

24th January 2019 Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, who will deliver the 2019 Budget on February 20 in Cape Town, has called on South Africans to send him and his team ideas on how South Africa can boost its economic growth. The economy is expected to grow by only 0.7% in 2018, according to the latest estimates of... 


Engineering News is a product of Creamer Media.

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more


We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store


Advertising on Engineering News is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now
Register Close