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No longer flavour of the month, SA rethinks its bus rapid transit systems

By: Irma VenterIt seems government’s love affair with bus rapid transit (BRT) systems has cooled. Courted in the Brazilian city of Curutiba – it is difficult to find a local government transport executive who has not been there on a study tour – and sworn to fidelity in the pressure cooker years before the... 

No longer flavour of the month, SA rethinks its bus rapid transit systems

Editorial Insight

Tight & Loose?

By: Terence CreamerThe national security veto included in the Competition Amendment Bill, tabled before Parliament last week, has attracted much attention and criticism. Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel argues that the veto is so tightly framed that it should pose no deterrent to potential foreign... 

Tight & Loose?

News & Insight

African countries are rapidly expanding their use of UAVs, but South Africa lags

By: Rebecca CampbellThe number of applications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs/unmanned aerial systems (UASes) in Africa was increasing rapidly, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) principal aeronautical engineer John Monk told the aviation session of the recent Southern African Transport... 

Cape casino constructs water purification plant

By: Natasha OdendaalSun International’s GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, in Cape Town, has constructed a water purification plant to treat borehole water to potable standards, change its water supply mix and become less reliant on drawing water from public resources. The R18-million plant draws water from... 

Home Affairs to automate births, marriages and deaths certification system

By: Nadine JamesHome Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday announced a significant system upgrade aimed at facilitating the automation of the births, marriages and deaths (BMD) certification system. The BMD automation process forms part of the Department of Home Affairs’ (DHA’s) flagship R2.2-billion... 

No longer flavour of the month, SA rethinks its bus rapid transit systems

By: Irma VenterIt seems government’s love affair with bus rapid transit (BRT) systems has cooled. Courted in the Brazilian city of Curutiba – it is difficult to find a local government transport executive who has not been there on a study tour – and sworn to fidelity in the pressure cooker years before the... 

No longer flavour of the month, SA rethinks its bus rapid transit systems

Strong growth in smaller airliner segment predicted by Brazilian aerospace group

By: Rebecca CampbellBrazilian aerospace group Embraer, one of the world’s top two regional jet manufacturers, has forecast a global demand for 10 550 new airliners with capacities of 150 seats or less, over the next 20 years. This prediction was released at Farnborough in the UK on the day before the start of the... 

Swiss energy storage startup breathing new life into SA battery invention

By: Terence CreamerA Swiss energy storage startup is moving to revive the Zebra battery, which was invented at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria, in the 1980s and initially commercialised for use in electric vehicles (EVs) by, among others, Anglo American and Daimler. Located in... 

Vesco celebrates 60 years, maintains eye on ten-year vision

By: Natasha OdendaalAs Vesco and its subsidiaries celebrate 60 years of successful operations, the founding Leger family has large ambitions for the future. Despite several challenges, the family-owned enterprise is currently in year three of its ten-year strategy of capturing 10% of the world’s business and growing... 

Photo of the Week

BIG SCIENCE

By: Creamer Media Reporter Situated near the town of Carnarvon, in the Northern Cape, Antenna 47 (pictured above) lies within the outer limits of the greater 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope, inaugurated on July 13 by Deputy President David Mabuza and Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane. The MeerKAT is... 

BIG SCIENCE

Columns

Engineering gut feel

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoySo, there I was at a site meeting. As acoustics engineers, we had designed a roof build-up for the building which was under construction; firstly, to comply with thermal insulation requirements and, secondly, to comply with sound insulation requirements. We had been called to the site meeting to... 

MeerKAT highlights importance of funding

By: Rebecca CampbellThe official inauguration of the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope array in the middle of this month was a wonderful landmark in the history of both science and technology in South Africa. It marked the culmination of years of hard work and innovation by South African scientists and engineers, and,... 

Semantics around land expropriation

By: Riaan de LangeThe semantics around land expropriation As I have said many times before, English is, at the best of times, a most intriguing and peculiar language. But I strongly believe that the English are not solely to blame for this. If anything, the Americans did, and continue to, play a role in butchering... 

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