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German group looking to expand dominant market position

By: Jade Davenport     23rd September 2005 Power, transport sectors identified as key growth areas 

'Transnet's PFMA breaches not material'

By: Terence Creamer     2nd September 2005 State-owned transport utility Transnet has denied reports that the four breaches of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) referred to in its latest annual report were either material to the business or related to the actions of the new executive team, led by Maria Ramos. 

Rail is simply uncompetitive, specialist

By: Irma Venter     2nd September 2005 Rail has, over time, become an inappropriate technology for the transport of general cargo, says Arup South Africa transport economics adviser Andrew Marsay. 

Trailer industry benefits from moving-floor technology

26th August 2005 Moving-floor technology in the trailer industry is becoming increasingly popular since it enables the legal transport of larger loads with no risk of instability during unloading. 

A 'smart' breakthrough for bus operators

26th August 2005 One of South Africa’s largest passenger-transport companies serving Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo commuters, Putco, has awarded Questek a contract to equip 280 of its vehicles with a leading-edge revenue-management system. 

Aluminium saves weight and increases payload

By: Mariaan Webb     26th August 2005 The heavier a vehicle, the more significant the effect on infrastructure and road users. 

R3-billion for transport facelift

By: Irma Venter     19th August 2005 Treasury has provided R3-billion over the next three years to improve the country’s public transport systems and infrastructure in preparation for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. 

Gautrain's profitability hinges on 104 000-a-day ridership

By: Irma Venter     19th August 2005 The largest study of its kind – examining 183 road and 27 rail projects in 14 countries on five continents – found that rail passenger forecasts have internationally been overestimated by 106% on average, resulting in an actual ridership of less than half of that predicted. 

Rough times for SA aviation

By: Keith Campbell     19th August 2005 THE SA commercial & general aviation sectors have been hard hit by the failure of key parastatals & government departments to grasp their contribution to the national economy. 

SA set for commuter rail revival

By: Helene Le Roux     12th August 2005 The Department of Transport’s (DoT’s) plans for investment in South Africa’s public-transport sector includes doubling the R2,7-billion allocated to the national commuter rail renewal strategy. 

Rail sunrise over Karoo town

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     29th July 2005 Western Cape rail-coach refurbishiment company Commuter Transport Engineering (CTE), which opened its doors five years ago and has refurbished 100 coaches to date, will soon start building on its second workshop at its Touws River site, in the Western Cape. 

Port seeks greater balance

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     29th July 2005 The National Ports Authority (NPA) has embarked on an extensive expansion programme at the port of Cape Town to redress the current imbalance between stacking, berthing and equipment capacities for container shipping. 

New BEE & SME focus

By: Martin Creamer     29th July 2005 The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) is concentrating on three developmental pursuits, AIDC MD Dr Paulo Fernandes tells Engineering News in an exclusive interview, narrowing its focus to the development of: o the automotive supply chain at macro level; o supplier development, with a... 

New 'any-to-any' communication

By: Laura Tyrer     29th July 2005 Logistically South Africa’s automotive industry is having to compete with developed countries while operating from less-than-perfect infrastructure. 

Support structures for SMEs and BEEs

By: Laura Tyrer     29th July 2005 The AIDC/DTI Supplier Development Programme is designed specifically for the development of SME and BEE supplier companies, AIDC Supplier Development Manager Fayaz Sacoor tells Engineering News. 

Eastern Cape pilots SME in new course

By: Laura Tyrer     29th July 2005 The Eastern Cape AIDC is mirroring the successes of the Gauteng skills-development department through the tertiary education institution (TEI) programme, funded by the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) –though the province is not without its own innovations. 

Two more supplier parks on the way

By: Laura Tyrer     29th July 2005 The Supplier Chain Development Manager of the AIDC Eastern Cape, Eddie Kitching says that supplier parks contribute positively to the global supply chain through the provision of centralised services and shared facilities. 

Empowerment through training

By: Laura Tyrer     29th July 2005 Responding to the urgent need for industry skills and training, AIDC has established the Skills Development and Training Department, led by Jan Grobbelaar. 

'Very' positive response

By: Laura Tyrer     29th July 2005 AIDC's marketing focus has advanced beyond creating awareness and branding of the organisation's unique business concept, AIDC Marketing and Business Development Manager Johannes Sch 

Taxi-recap rubber hits the road

By: Nicola Mawson     26th July 2005 Cabinet has approved a detailed strategy for the rollout of the taxi recapitalisation programme. Transport Minister Jeff Radebe, announcing the strategy at a media briefing at the Union Buildings yesterday, said that while the strategy was not only about scrapping old taxis, this would be at its... 

SAA views cargo as central to six-pronged growth strategy

By: Terence Creamer     22nd July 2005 National carrier South African Airways (SAA) is finalising a new freight strategy, designed to double the amount of cargo it handles and position the airline as the preferred air-cargo carrier in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. 

State transport utility plans operational overhaul

By: Terence Creamer     15th July 2005 State-owned transport utility Transnet is in the final stages of mapping a group-wide re-engineering strategy, which will be presented for board approval during August or September. 

New giant of the sky set to transform world of civil aviation

By: Keith Campbell     15th July 2005 It is an airliner like no other,better thought of as a winged airship or skyliner – so big in terms of payload and volume that applying the term ‘ship’ to it would not be an absurd affectation. 

Bigger than football

By: elizabeth rebelo     8th July 2005 Limpopo-Thuringen team up to share ideas on World Cup-linked transport issues 

Rail boss assembles safety team in bid to halt of costly derailments

By: Terence Creamer     8th July 2005 State rail utility, Spoornet, has set up a ‘safety hit squad’, to evaluate the structural integrity of its ageing infrastructure, following a spate of serious incidents and derailments. 

Loco modernisation to deliver savings

By: elizabeth rebelo     8th July 2005 The locomotive modernisations manager of GE Transportation Rail, Rebecca Sidelinger, tells Engineering News, while visiting South Africa, that cost-effective solutions through modernisation will make a significant contribution to the state of rail in Africa. 

Rail safety head suspended, goes to court

By: Terence Creamer     8th July 2005 The National Department of Transport has confirmed that Rail Safety Regulator (RSR) CEO Mpho Litha has been suspended pending a disciplinary process, which has been under way since February. 

SAA turns its attention from survival to growth

By: Terence Creamer     7th July 2005 State-owned airliner South African Airways (SAA) has unveiled a six-pronged growth strategy following the successful stabilisation of the enterprise, which saw a R8,6-billion loss turned into a R966-million profit in the year to March 31, 2005. 

Transnet to self-fund half of R40,8bn capex

By: Nicola Mawson     5th July 2005 State-owned entity Transnet yesterday announced financial results for the group, some eight months after approval was given for the four-point strategy designed to turn the company around. 

Border delays stymie African trade

By: elizabeth rebelo     1st July 2005 Due to cross-border delays, transport costs in Africa are about four times higher than in the European Union, thus making Africa less globally competitive. 

State infrastructure push underpins R1bn engineering-sector transaction

By: Terence Creamer     24th June 2005 The proposed R1,296-billion sale by Delta Electrical Industries (DEI) of its repairs-and-services and replacement-parts divisions to an equity consortium should herald the entry of a significant black-economic empowered (BEE) force into the power-distribution and locomotive-traction services... 

Intelligent transport solutions for South Africa

By: thamashni naidoo     10th June 2005 The third international conference and exhibition of the South African Society for Intelligent Transport Systems (SASITS) – held from May 10 to May 13 in Cape Town – has raised hopes for the alleviation of South Africa’s road congestion through the implementation of intelligent... 

Soccer World Cup 2010 will launch new intelligent transport systems

By: thamashni naidoo     10th June 2005 The National Department of Transport is making R3-billion available for the soccer World Cup in 2010 and this welcome sum of money will be used to also finance intelligent transport system (ITS) projects relating to the football spectacle 

FINAL SPECIFICATIONS NEXT MONTH

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd June 2005 The final specifications for the taxi recapitalisation programme will be released as regulations in mid-June, and roll out of the first new taxi vehicles is expected as early as next month, says South African National Taxi Council president (Santaco) Tom Moufhe. 

CALL FOR TRANSPORT SKILLS PUSH

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd June 2005 The process of creating and maintaining skills in the transport sector is crucial for South Africa’s economic and social development, says the president of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, Willie Madisha. 

Electric motor specialist ups empowerment credentials

By: Jade Davenport     27th May 2005 Black economic empowerment (BEE) is increasingly becoming a standard feature of South Africa’s commercial sector but the progress towards BEE partnerships within the heavy industrial sector is noticeably slower. 

Vehicle group mulls bus export plan

By: Terence Creamer     27th May 2005 The South African arm of German truck and bus multinational MAN is consolidating its bus-assembly facilities around its Olifantsfontein plant in Gauteng as a precursor to an ambitious export-led expansion plan. 

Radebe prioritises rail and taxi recap

By: Nicola Mawson     23rd May 2005 Out of all the modes of transport available, Minister of Transport Jeff Radebe highlighted the taxi recapitalisation programme and shortcomings in rail during his department's budget vote in parliament. 

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