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Ultramodern printing in 50 languages on West Rand

By: elizabeth rebelo     20th May 2005 Situated on the West Rand, in Krugersdorp, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, which forms part of a worldwide organisation, houses one of the most modern, state-of-the-art printing facilities in the world. 

Many opportunities to develop Africa's aviation infrastructure

By: Martin Creamer     20th May 2005 Process of upgrading airports remains urgent priority 

Mauritius expansion

By: Martin Creamer     20th May 2005 One of the leading airport management companies in the Indian Ocean islands, Airports of Mauritius Limited, has embarked on an extensive airport expansion plan for the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) International Airport including a major security upgrade. 

West Africa, East Africa – regional initiatives

By: Martin Creamer     20th May 2005 An enlightened government policy towards aviation in Africa's most populous country, Nigeria, with almost 130-million citizens, has seen the formation of five regulatory bodies, to help grow and improve the nation's aviation infrastructure for the future. 

South Africa mulling full privatisation

By: Martin Creamer     20th May 2005 South African Airports Company (Acsa) which is partly privatised, with the Government owning 80% of the company, and Aeroporti di Roma, holding the balance, after five years of strong financial performances, is considering full privatisation in the short-to-medium term. 

Anchoring SA’s harbours

By: Terence Creamer     13th May 2005 While the controversial proposal to concession the Durban Container Terminal (DCT) to private-sector operators was a hot topic only a year ago, the focus has since shifted dramatically and the issue is no longer even on the agenda. 

Bringing taxi industry into training-levy loop a challenge

By: elizabeth rebelo     13th May 2005 Getting the taxi industry to participate in the levy system is one of the biggest challenges facing the Transport Education and Training Authority (Teta), says CEO Dr Piet Bothma. 

Gautrain announcement postponed

By: Irma Venter     13th May 2005 The announcement of the successful bidder to build and operate the multibillion rand Gautrain has been postponed to the end of this month.?The announcement was initially expected at the beginning of May. 

When State ownership makes sense

By: Terence Creamer     6th May 2005 One of the biggest uncertainties clarified within months of the start of the second Thabo Mbeki administration has been in the area of public enterprises. 

SAA set to grow freight's revenue contribution

By: Terence Creamer     4th May 2005 With some air-cargo observers forecasting volumes to triple over the next two decades, South Africa's State-owned airline, South African Airways (SAA), is intensifying efforts to devise a comprehensive freight strategy. 

State gets 'real' with transport strategy

By: Terence Creamer     29th April 2005 It is widely accepted that greater priority has to be given to the needs of the real economy if South Africa’s investment and growth ambitions are to be met. 

Limpopo to host big transport event

26th April 2005 The Limpopo Province is to host a week long International Transport Convention in Polokwane between May 15 and May 21. 

Transport training authority outlines five-year plan

By: Nicola Mawson     21st April 2005 Legislative changes now mean that companies filing workplace skills plans and annual training reports have to file both simultaneously from next year. 

Branch-line rail concessions are on the cards

By: Terence Creamer     1st April 2005 State-owned transport utility Transnet will continue to assess public-private partnership (PPPs) on a case-by-case basis, but is now ready to concession certain railway branch lines, Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin reports. 

SAA seeks big freight growth

By: Terence Creamer     1st April 2005 National airline South African Airways (SAA) is considering ways to boost its freight offering, with Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin suggesting that it could be an opportune time to make some strategic investments into that aspect of the business. 

UN awards SA air-traffic body R8m DRC deal

1st April 2005 The Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) of South Africa has been awarded a R8-million contract by the United Nations Procurement Division in New York, to provide aeronautical information, airspace design and training for ten airports in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

SAA mulls strategy to grow freight

By: Terence Creamer     21st March 2005 National airline South African Airways (SAA) is considering ways to boost its freight offering, with Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin suggesting at the weekend that it could be an opportune time to make some strategic investments into that aspect of the business. 

Iron-ore deal sets tone for South Africa rail renaissance

By: Terence Creamer     18th March 2005 Although minimalist plastic ballpoint pens may have used by Transnet CEO Maria Ramos and her Kumba Resources counterpart Dr Con Fauconnier to seal a breakthrough new commercial agreement between the two companies early last week, the economic significant of the agreement are far more momentous. 

Aluminium-in-vehicles textbook could make varsity debut

By: elizabeth rebelo     11th March 2005 The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) aims to introduce its recently-launched hardcover textbook, Aluminium Designs for the Commercial Vehicle Industry, into the University of Johannesburg. 

Ramos in mood to deliver

By: Terence Creamer     28th February 2005 Over the years, much has been made about the best strategic approach for turning around troubled transport utility Transnet. 

Ramos in mood to deliver

By: Terence Creamer     25th February 2005 Over the years, much has been made about the best strategic approach for turning around troubled transport utility Transnet. 

Ramos on the rand

By: Terence Creamer     25th February 2005 The South African rand – or the weakness of the US dollar as some now prefer to refer to it – remains a strong feature of corporate reporting, with many still lamenting the negative foreign-exchange (forex) impact on their results. 

Supply-chain management course being developed

By: Irma Venter     25th February 2005 The Transport Education Training Authority (Teta) is developing a supply-chain qualification that CEO Dr Piet Bothma says should be finalised next month. 

Construction of R60m Free State bridge to start next year

By: abdul cook     18th February 2005 Construction of a new bridge over the Caledon river at Wepener, in the Free State, will begin early next year. 

Consultancy lands chrome-mine job

By: abdul cook     18th February 2005 Gauteng-based TWP Consulting has been commissioned to design and manage the construction of a new underground chrome-mine. 

SA expert to spearhead Beijing traffic project

18th February 2005 Consulting engineering company Stewart Scott International (SSI) has been given a chance to participate in the development and implementation of a traffic-signal system for Beijing, China. 

SAA will seek R4bn injection from unbundling

By: Terence Creamer     11th February 2005 The South African government, Transnet and South African Airways (SAA) are working to a tentative date of May 2006 for the final unbundling of the airline from the rest of the State-owned Transnet group, which is refocusing itself as a freight logistics provider. 

Deadline looms for trans-Kalahari bids

By: Zonika Botha     4th February 2005 Logistics companies still have 19 days left to submit expressions of interest in the development and management of a Trans-Kalahari Express Container Service to and from Walvis Bay. 

Turning Transnet

By: Terence Creamer     28th January 2005 A public–private partnership (PPP) strategy for South Africa’s railways and harbours, as well as a comprehensive plan for private sector involvement in the ports and a financing plan for troubled transport utility Transnet, are all at an advanced stage. 

SAA will seek R4bn injection when unbundles in 2006

By: Terence Creamer     28th January 2005 The South African government, Transnet and South African Airways (SAA) are working to a tentative date of May 2006 for the final unbundling of the airline from the rest of the State-owned Transnet group, which is refocusing itself as a freight logistics provider. 

Security upgrade for Mauritius airport

By: peter cromberge     28th January 2005 A contract worth more than R10-million to implement a fully integrated security system at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) International Airport, in Mauritius, has been awarded to the security systems division of Grintek Ewation. 

Flight departure times improve at JIA

28th January 2005 A pilot project aimed at improving on-time departures by not making boarding announcements over the public announcement system within the domestic terminal at Johannesburg International Airport (JIA) has, to date, yielded the desired results, according to Airport Company of South Africa (Acsa). 

Lanseria stretches its wings

By: peter cromberge     28th January 2005 Lanseria International Airport (LIA) is on the runway to becoming a commercial alternative to Johannesburg International Airport (JIA). 

Rays of opportunity rising in the east for Acsa

By: peter cromberge     28th January 2005 Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) is one step closer to owning an exclusive business-class ticket to India. 

No tailing off on airport upgrades

By: peter cromberge     28th January 2005 Johannesburg International Airport (JIA) may see the tails of many aircraft lifting from its runway, but the airport is certainly not tailing in any of its plans for upgrades. 

Blacktop backlog

By: Helene Le Roux     21st January 2005 State increasingly turns to tolling to deal with roads shortfall 

Cessna introduces advanced aircraft

By: abdul cook     14th January 2005 Rated as the largest manufacturer of aviation equipment in units sold, Cessna, whose franchise in South Africa is held by Comair, is growing rapidly. 

Aircraft sales soar as rand strength continues

By: abdul cook     14th January 2005 With the South African economy booming and the rand remaining strong, aircraft sales have been buoyant, says National Airways and Finance Corporation (NAC) executive director Graeme Conlyn. 

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