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Implats boosts fuel cell outlook at impressive launch 

By: Martin Creamer     31st March 2016 Platinum mining company Impala Platinum (Implats) on Thursday unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell forklift and hydrogen refuelling station in the presence of Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor and Gauteng Premier David Makhura at the Impala Refineries in Springs. The R12-million initiative,... 

Implats boosts fuel cell outlook at impressive launch
Impala Platinum CEO Terence Goodlace outlines to Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer the rollout of platinum-using fuel cell technology. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer 31.3.2016

Transnet pursuing R3bn Africa rail pipeline as it delivers coaches to Botswana Rail  

By: Terence Creamer     22nd March 2016 The engineering unit of South Africa’s State-owned logistics utility Transnet is actively pursuing R3-billion-worth of possible rolling-stock contracts across Africa, notwithstanding a weakened rail investment climate precipitated by a decline in commodity prices. Speaking at the official launch... 

Transnet pursuing R3bn Africa rail pipeline as it delivers coaches to Botswana Rail
Transnet Engineering CEO Thamsanqa Jiyane on the supply co 37 coaches to Botswana Rail and the group’s ambitions to sell locomotives, wagons and more passenger coaches to the rest of Africa. Camera Work: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva. Recorded: 22.3.2016

Seifsa bemoans lack of ‘concrete plans’ to tackle slow pace of economic growth  

By: David Oliveira     18th March 2016 The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has welcomed government’s announced efforts to reduce its expenditure; however, the organisation remained concerned about the lack of concrete plans to address the country’s slow economic growth. Speaking a day after... 

Seifsa bemoans lack of ‘concrete plans’ to tackle slow pace of  economic growth
Seifsa chief economist Henk Langenhoven discusses the impacts of the 2016 Budget Speech on the steel and engineering sectors. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva.

S Africa punches above its weight in green building 

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th March 2016 South Africa is fast becoming a frontrunner in green building and, if its current commitment to green activity continues, the country will be a leader in the global green market in the next three years, a new report has revealed. South Africa had the highest proportion of green building projects... 

S Africa punches above its weight in green building
Green Building Council South Africa CEO Brian Wilkinson discusses the progress South Africa's green building industry has made over the past few years. Date recorded: 15.03.16. Camerawork and video-editing Nicholas Boyd.

Gordhan vs Zuma  

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     11th March 2016 The course of history can, and may, be changed by a single event. In the case of President Jacob Zuma, that event may be the decision to fire Nhlanhla Nene as South Africa's Finance Minister on December 9, 2015. By firing Nene, the President unleashed political and economic forces he clearly did... 

Gordhan vs Zuma
Political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi speaks to Creamer Media’s Senior Deputy Editor Martin Zhuwakinyu about the perceived proxy war between President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (Camera & editing: Nicholas Boyd)

Latest power tariff rise to nullify benefit of 2015 cost-cutting – Amplats 

By: Martin Creamer     9th March 2016 The latest 9% electricity tariff increase allowed to State power utility Eskom was set to nullify the benefit of the cost-cutting programme that Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) undertook last year, Amplats CEO Chris Griffith said on Wednesday. Speaking to Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online... 

Latest power tariff rise to nullify benefit of 2015 cost-cutting – Amplats
Anglo American Platinum CEO Chris Griffith outlines the severity of the latest 9% power tariff rise to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Sasol outlines dual Southern Africa, North America growth plans 

By: Martin Creamer     8th March 2016 Despite the lower-for-much-longer oil price outlook, integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol is remaining focused on executing growth projects in Southern Africa and North America as part of a dual regional strategy. In presenting 63%-lower earnings attributable to shareholders in the six... 

Sasol outlines dual Southern Africa, North America growth plans
Sasol CEO David Constable outlines to Engineering News Online’s Martin Creamer the company’s regional growth strategies. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Lionel da Silva

Resilient Sasol weathering storm 

By: Martin Creamer     7th March 2016 Worsening market volatility and uncertainty have prompted Sasol to raise its cash conservation target to an even higher outside range of R75-billion from a previous R50-billion. The intensified response plan in response to the low oil price ensured balance sheet and earnings resilience at an oil... 

Resilient Sasol weathering storm
Outgoing Sasol CEO David Constable tells Engineering News Online’s Martin Creamer of an oil price set to be lower for much longer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Lionel da Silva.

Sasol sees another R8bn half-year capex going into Southern Africa 

By: Martin Creamer     7th March 2016 After spending half-year capital of R8.6-billion in Southern Africa in the six months to December 31, integrated chemicals and energy group Sasol expects to invest a similar capital amount in the region in the current half year. Speaking to Creamer Media’s Engineering News Online after the... 

Sasol sees another R8bn half-year capex going into Southern Africa
Sasol VP Southern African Operations Bernard Klingenberg tells Engineering News Online’s Martin Creamer that the company is set to spend another R8-billion in the region. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Lionel da Silva.

Eqstra H1 profit falls on exit of noncore operations 

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st March 2016 JSE-listed Eqstra’s profits plunged into the red during the first half of the 2016 financial year, as an exit plan and overall progress made on the company’s 2020 strategy – and resultant impairments on discontinued operations – weighed on the interim financial results. The integrated leasing and... 

Eqstra H1 profit falls on exit of noncore operations
Eqstra CEO Jannie Serfontein discusses the company's first-half performance and the impact its strategy has had on the six months to December 2015. Date recorded: 01.03.2016. Camerawork and video editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Afrox enters ‘get strong’, ‘get business’ stages of turnaround plan as FY performance looks up 

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th February 2016 The latest year-end results unpacked by gas provider African Oxygen (Afrox) on Monday showed a significant uptick in financial performance as the company entered the next stage of its expansive turnaround. The JSE-listed group posted a 284.5% surge in headline earnings per share (HEPS) from 36.2c... 

Afrox enters ‘get strong’, ‘get business’ stages of turnaround plan as FY performance looks up
Afrox MD Schalk Venter and Afrox sales and marketing GM Nazmi Adams discuss the company's aggressive turnaround and the subsequent results. Date recorded: 29.02.2016. Camerawork and Video-editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Areva and Rosatom on nuclear costs, secrecy and the South African tender  

By: Terence Creamer     16th February 2016 Nuclear vendor Areva, which is planning to participate in a French industry bid for South Africa’s proposed nuclear build programme, indicated on Tuesday that, in the absence of an actual tender, it was not possible to offer any certainty as to the likely cost of the programme. It has been widely... 

Areva and Rosatom on nuclear costs, secrecy and the South African tender
Areva South Africa MD Dr Yves Guenon and Rosatom regional VP Viktor Polikarpov on the South African nuclear procurement process. Camera Work: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva.

AMSA’s R1.5bn competition settlement part of bigger image makeover to win steel protection  

By: Terence Creamer     12th February 2016 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has made a R1.5-billion proposal to the Competition Commission to settle all outstanding matters against the company – if approved, it would be the largest competition-related fine ever paid by a single South African entity. Departing CEO Paul... 

AMSA’s R1.5bn competition settlement part of bigger image makeover to win steel protection
Departing ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Paul O’Flaherty on the new steel pricing model being pursued with government. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 12.2.2016.

SA company supplies urethane product to Moroccan project   

By: Kimberley Smuts     12th February 2016 South Africa-based polyurethane manufacturing company Urethane Moulded Products (UMP) successfully completed and supplied polyurethane lining for the Jorf Lasfar slurry pipeline project in Morocco. The project won best project in the International Projects Category at the South African... 

SA company supplies urethane  product to Moroccan project
Pipeline service specialists Aptec explains and highlights the details surrounding the Aptec Sure-Liner pipe lining system.

Survey shows wearable technology buy-in 

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th February 2016 While market acceptance of wearable technology – clothing and accessories incorporating computer and advanced electronic technologies – is on the increase, regulation and policy frameworks surrounding the use of this fast-growing technology in the workplace need to be discussed. An online survey... 

Survey shows wearable technology buy-in
PwC actuarial, risk and quants division associate director Nanie Rothman discusses wearables in the workplace and the outcomes of a survey testing market acceptance. Date recorded: 09.02.2016. Camerawork and videoediting: Nicholas Boyd.

S Africans encouraged to participate in nominating a new Public Protector   

By: Sashnee Moodley     8th February 2016 Nonprofit organisation (NPO) Corruption Watch on Monday launched the Bua Mzansi public awareness campaign in Johannesburg in an effort to engage South Africans to actively participate in this year’s process of nominating and appointing a new Public Protector. Thuli Madonsela would end her... 

S Africans encouraged to participate in nominating a new Public Protector
Corruption Watch executive director David Lewis discusses awareness campaign Bua Mzansi. (Camera & Editing: Nicholas Boyd)

Cesa adopts back-to-basics strategy for 2016 

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd February 2016 A back-to-basics approach is needed to ride out the current economic environment and bring the consulting engineering sector back in from the cold, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) president Lynne Pretorius said at her first presidential address on Wednesday. Speaking at the yearly event,... 

Cesa adopts back-to-basics strategy for 2016
New Cesa president Lynne Pretorius discusses the industry body's focus points for the year ahead. Date: 03.02.16. Camerawork and video editing Nicholas Boyd.

South Africa’s inaugural policy uncertainty index shows worrying spike  

By: Terence Creamer     1st February 2016 South Africa’s first-ever Policy Uncertainty Index (PUI) has been launched, with the inaugural publication showing a “spike” in uncertainty during the fourth quarter of 2015 – a period during which President Jacob Zuma removed the well-regarded Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister. The index, which... 

South Africa’s inaugural policy uncertainty index shows worrying spike
Professor Raymond Parsons on the mechanics behind South Africa's Policy Uncertainty Index and the inaugural results from the fourth quarter of 2015. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 1.2.2016.

Deloitte warns of higher taxes ahead of February budget speech  

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th January 2016 This will be a watershed year for tax hikes, as South Africa faces sluggish economic growth, continuing electricity supply challenges, growing water shortages, a commodity price slump and rising inflation. These factors would strongly influence Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Budget Speech on... 

Deloitte warns of higher taxes ahead of February budget speech
Deloitte Africa taxation services head Nazrien Kader speaks about the expectations for the budget speech. 27/01/16 Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd

Gauteng reveals potential bidders for R3.5bn Gautrain rolling stock contract 

By: Natalie Greve     26th January 2016 Pointing to a sustained increase in ridership figures that continues to place strain on the Gautrain’s limited capacity, Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Dr Ismail Vadi has outlined the business case behind the decision to embark on a R3.5-billion acquisition of additional rolling stock for... 

Gauteng reveals potential bidders for R3.5bn Gautrain rolling stock contract
Gautrain to procure R3.5-billion of additional rolling stock

People to talk to their cars following Volvo Cars, Microsoft deal 

By: Irma Venter     22nd January 2016 Vehicle manufacturer Volvo Cars and technology group Microsoft are launching a voice control system that will allow Volvo owners to talk to their cars using the Microsoft Band 2 wearable device. The system will allow owners to instruct their vehicle to perform tasks remotely, such as setting a... 

People to talk to their cars following Volvo Cars, Microsoft deal

Chinese economic slump not the precursor to Africa’s demise – Standard Bank CEO 

By: Natalie Greve     21st January 2016 While Africa-friendly China’s economic growth languishes at 25-year lows, Standard Bank joint CEO Sim Tshabalala has deviated from popular economic opinion which cautions of a devastating knock-on effect of the slowdown on African economies, arguing instead that the Asian powerhouse’s transition... 

Chinese economic slump not the precursor to Africa’s demise – Standard Bank CEO
Standard Bank joint CEO Sim Tshabalala suggests Chinese slowdown may not signal Africa's swan song. Cameraperson: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Wits, Unilever to pioneer practical work training for engineering students  

By: Natalie Greve     19th January 2016 In the first corporate-academic partnership of its kind, consumer goods manufacturer Unilever South Africa and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have announced a collaborative skills development programme that aims to provide promising engineering students with practical work experience... 

Wits, Unilever to pioneer practical work training for engineering students
University of the Witwatersrand School of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering head Professor Robert Reid discussed a pioneering work experience programme for engineering students. Video and editing Darlene Creamer 19.01.2016

Fixed wireless deployment growing apace, especially in Europe 

By: Schalk Burger     15th January 2016 South African antenna manufacturer Poynting derives about 50% of its revenue from consumer and enterprise fixed wireless antenna product sales in Europe, including Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden, says Poynting founder and chairman Dr André Fourie. Fixed wireless network access is growing... 

Fixed wireless deployment growing apace, especially in Europe
Poynting chairman André Fourie and CEO Michael Howard discuss fixed wireless systems. Video Cameraperson: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva.

Gauteng shopping centre boasts largest rooftop PV installation in Africa   

By: Anine Kilian     15th January 2016 Development company Hyprop’s regional shopping center Clearwater mall, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, tripled the generation output of its solar photovoltaic (PV) plant by adding an additional 1000 kWp to the system last month. The mall currently has the largest rooftop PV system in Africa. Hyprop... 

Gauteng shopping centre boasts largest rooftop PV installation in Africa
Solareff MD Jaco Botha talks about the Clearwater Mall PV expansion. Video Cameraperson: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva.

S Africa consumer uptake of US meats next Agoa ‘test’  

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th January 2016 South Africa’s continued successful participation in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) agreement now relies on consumers’ uptake of US poultry, pork and beef. South Africa and the US this week put to bed all long-standing disagreements over sanitary and phytosanitary matters... 

S Africa consumer uptake of US meats next Agoa ‘test’
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies discusses the conclusion of South Africa's deal with the US to ensure continued participation in Agoa. Date recorded: 07.01.2016. Camerawork and videoediting: Nicholas Boyd

SA awaits US decision on missed Agoa deadline, assures of near resolution  

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th January 2016 South Africa’s access to some of the duty-free trade benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) hangs in the balance as the nation enters “extra time” in meeting the demands of the US for the elimination of barriers to US poultry, beef and pork trade. With South Africa’s deadline... 

SA awaits US decision on missed Agoa deadline, assures of near resolution
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies discusses South Africa's the outstanding agreements to ensure the country's continued benefits under Agoa. Camerawork and videoediting: Nicholas Boyd. Date recorded: 04.01.2016.

South African stainless sector expected to track sideways in 2016 

By: Terence Creamer     11th December 2015 South Africa’s stainless steel consumption, which has recovered from the slump experienced during the 2009 recession, is expected to track sideways in 2016. Apparent consumption in 2015 rose 1.9% year-on-year to 190 000 t, which is below the post-crisis peak of nearly 210 000 t, but still... 

South African stainless sector expected to track sideways in 2016
Sassda executive director John Tarboton in conversation with Engineering News editor Terence Creamer on the performance of the stainless steel sector in 2015 and the outlook for 2016. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Science still on the backburner as Africa tends to other obstacles 

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th December 2015 Science, technology and innovation is the solution to many of the challenges faced by Africa; however, it still takes a backseat as the continent strives for sustainable development. Despite science being critical to the mitigation of issues such as water scarcity and food security and disease... 

Science still on the backburner as Africa tends to other obstacles
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor discusses the urgent role of science in resolving several critical challenges faced by Africa. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

GWK depicts ‘humble’ farmer as ‘hero’ advancing economy  

By: Tracy Hancock     7th December 2015 On the back of its most successful financial showing to date, reporting a profit of R163.8-million in 2015, a 57% increase on 2014, farmer-owned agribusiness GWK is ending the year by emphasising the integral role farmers play in supporting the growth of South Africa’s economy. The Douglas,... 

GWK depicts ‘humble’ farmer as ‘hero’ advancing economy
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the production of farmer owned agribusiness GWK's new advertising campaign.

Water: Decide now on Lesotho 2, acid mine drainage projects – Prof  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd December 2015 The Cabinet Ministers responsible for approving the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme should be asked to explain why this important project is being delayed – and should also be pressed to take decisions on acid mine drainage (AMD) projects as new sources of short-term water. In... 

Water: Decide now on Lesotho 2, acid mine drainage projects – Prof
Wits School of Governance visiting adjunct professor Mike Muller talks to Mining Weekly Online Martin Creamer on the urgency of ensuring long-term water supply. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Industrial equipment company opens new Wadeville sales office 

By: Anine Kilian     27th November 2015 Industrial equipment sales and rental company Renttech South Africa launched its new sales outlet adjacent to its premises in Wadeville, Ekurhuleni last month. The facility has convenient access for many industries in the area - as well as power generation projects and local refineries – and... 

Industrial equipment company opens new Wadeville sales office
Renttech MD Gerrit van Zyl talks about the launch of the new Renttech

Johannesburg municipality to continue public transport initiatives  

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th November 2015 The City of Johannesburg municipality plans to continue its focus on the implementation of an integrated transport system through its transport legacy projects following the EcoMobility World Festival 2015, in the Sandton central business district (CBD). “[The festival] proved . . . that there is... 

Johannesburg municipality to continue public transport initiatives
Johannesburg executive mayor Parks Tau discusses the impact of the EcoMobility month and the way forward

Upgraded City Deep seen as key to improving Joburg-Durban logistics performance 

By: Terence Creamer     26th November 2015 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet formally opened its upgraded City Deep inland port on Thursday, reporting that its yearly container handling capacity had been doubled to 400 000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) following an R800-million investment programme. The terminal, which is... 

Upgraded City Deep seen as key to improving Joburg-Durban logistics performance
Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama on the role of the upgraded City Deep inland port, in Johannesburg, in supporting the group’s road-to-rail strategy. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 26.11.2015

Eskom says OCGT use falling from very high first-half levels  

By: Terence Creamer     24th November 2015 Despite reporting a 1.7% period-on-period decline in electricity sales for the six months to the end of September, Eskom’s primary energy costs still rose 8% to R40.9-billion, with diesel accounting for 16%, or over R6.5-billion, of that bill. Sales slumped to 107 307 GWh from 109 168 GWh in the... 

Eskom says OCGT use falling from very high first-half levels
Eskom CEO Brian Molefe on uses for take-or-pay Medupi coal and the outlook for Hendrina supply. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 24.11.2015

Eskom plans ten-year tariff submission while pushing ahead with two clawback bids  

By: Terence Creamer     24th November 2015 State-owned electricity producer Eskom plans to make an early fourth multiyear price determination (MYPD4) application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) and also extend the tariff horizon in the submission to ten years, CFO Anoj Singh said on Tuesday. The current MYPD3... 

Eskom plans ten-year tariff submission while pushing ahead with two clawback bids
Eskom CFO Anoj Singh on the utility's approach to future tariff requests. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 24.11.2015

Banks offer up R12bn in Transnet deal as parastatal eyes R500bn spend over coming decade  

By: Natalie Greve     23rd November 2015 Boosting the coffers earmarked for its ambitious locomotive fleet acquisition programme, State-owned logistics group Transnet has announced the successful conclusion of a R12-billion club loan with five of the country’s major financial institutions, ratifying what the parastatal described as... 

Banks offer up R12bn in Transnet deal as parastatal eyes R500bn spend over coming decade
Transnet acting group CEO Siyabonga Gama announces a R12-billion club loan facility.

Local services app offers fast access to artisans 

By: Schalk Burger     20th November 2015 The HelpOut application (app) aims to connect users with service businesses in their area to enable fast access to services and less travel for local artisans, says HelpOut founder and entrepreneur Francois Briers. The app uses a device’s global positioning system location to display the twenty... 

Local services app offers fast access to artisans
HelpOut founder Francois Briers discusses the new local services app

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