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South Africa’s economy at a crossroads, Sunter warns  

By: David Oliveira     20th May 2016 The Swiss-based International Institute of Management Development’s 2015 ‘World Competitiveness Report’ (WCR) ranked South Africa’s economy 53 out of 63, highlighting that the country’s economy remains a significant player in the global economy, said futurologist Clem Sunter during the 95-year... 

South Africa’s economy at a crossroads, Sunter warns
Futurologist Clem Sunter discusses the challenges faced by South Africa’s economy. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Technical team set up to craft post-2020 automotive master plan 

By: Terence Creamer     9th May 2016 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies formally announced on Monday the establishment of a team of technical experts to develop a “post-2020 Automotive Master Plan”, which would guide support for the sector beyond the current Automotive Production and Development Plan (APDP). Speaking during... 

Technical team set up to craft post-2020 automotive master plan
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies on the establishment of a team of technical experts to develop a post-2020 Automotive Master Plan. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 9.5.2016

PPC planning to double every ten years  

By: Martin Creamer     29th April 2016 The target of major cement producer PPC to more than double the size of its business every ten years to retain its market share in Africa is based on the continent’s world-leading rate of urbanisation and the projection that the population of Africa will double by 2050. 

PPC planning to double every ten years
PPC CEO Darryll Castle outlines company strategy to Martin Creamer

Commission study shows only 47% alignment between Budget and NDP 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd April 2016 A preliminary analysis conducted by South Africa’s second National Planning Commission (NPC) of the current alignment between the country’s Budget and the National Development Plan (NDP) shows there to be only a 47% correlation. Nevertheless, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, who is NPC... 

Commission study shows only 47% alignment between Budget and NDP
NPC deputy chairperson professor Malegapuru Makgoba on the need to align the Budget withthe NDP goals. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 22.4.2016

Datacentrix's transformation journey yields fruit 

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th April 2016 After a years-long transformational journey, Datacentrix has made significant gains in delivering an agile, single-minded, customer-centric company with the capability to assist customers in navigating the ever-changing information technology (IT) landscape. The integrated information and... 

Datacentrix's transformation journey yields fruit
Datacentrix CEO Ahmed Mahomed discusses the company's strategy and the benefits it is reaping from it. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd

Sanral rubbishes Outa’s claim that GFIP was 321% overpriced, questions its motives  

By: Ilan Solomons     12th April 2016 The conclusions reached in the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse’s (Outa’s) recent position paper only served the objective of Outa, namely to discredit the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and the road agency’s integrity, said Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona on Tuesday. In a media... 

Sanral rubbishes Outa’s claim that GFIP was 321% overpriced, questions its motives
To watch a video in which Sanral refutes Outa’s findings that it paid 321% more than was needed for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer 12.4.2016

Google commits to training 1m people in Africa in 12 months 

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th April 2016 Google, in partnership with Livity Africa, has committed to upgrading the digital skills of some one-million people across Africa over the next 12 months by expanding its Digify digital training initiative onto a free-of-charge online training platform. DigifyAfrica.com currently had nine online... 

Google commits to training 1m people in Africa in 12 months
Google country manager Luke Mckend discusses Google SA's plan to train some one-million Africans in digital skills. Videowork and editing: Nicholas Boyd. Date recorded: 12.04.2016.

Commodity shock knocks Africa’s growth prospects – World Bank 

By: Terence Creamer     11th April 2016 The World Bank has lowered its 2016 growth forecast for Africa to 3.3%, from 4.2% previously, after the continent expanded by only 3% in 2015; the slowest pace of growth since the 2009 global financial crisis and well below the 6.8% levels experienced by the continent between 2003 and 2008. The... 

Commodity shock knocks Africa’s growth prospects – World Bank
Senior economist for South Africa Marek Hanusch on South Africa's prospects for avoiding a downgrade to junk. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 11.4.2016

Hulisani joins the JSE, leverages demand for energy assets 

By: David Oliveira     7th April 2016 Newly established renewable energy special-purpose acquisition (Spac) company Hulisani on Thursday listed on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), taking advantage of investor demand for energy assets in South Africa and Africa. Hulisani CEO Mlungelo Zilimbola highlighted that... 

Hulisani joins the JSE, leverages demand for energy assets
Hulisani CEO Mlungelo Zilimbola discusses the company's JSE listing and its strategy for the near future. 07.04.2016. Camerawork and videoediting: Nicholas Boyd.

Needy university students to benefit from new education fund   

By: Sane Dhlamini     7th April 2016 Former University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) student presidents and SRC members launched the South African Student Solidarity Foundation for Education (SASSFE) on Wednesday at the institution, with the aim of mobilising significant financial support for the tertiary education sector in South... 

TE hands over first batch of wagons to Swaziland Railway  

By: Anine Kilian     6th April 2016 Transnet Engineering (TE) on Wednesday presented 25 fuel tanker wagons and 20 container wagons to Swaziland Railway. The wagons, which cost R35-million, were delivered ahead of schedule and formed part of an order for 90 wagons, with the remaining 45 to be delivered in May. 

TE hands over first batch of wagons to Swaziland Railway
Transnet Engineering (TE) on Wednesday presented 25 fuel tanker wagons and 20 container wagons to Swaziland Railway. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer 06.04.2016

Govt intent on creating incentives for mines to benefit from platinum fuel-cell investment 

By: Martin Creamer     5th April 2016 The South African government is intent on creating incentives for mines to derive greater benefit from investing in platinum fuel-cell technology. Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, who spoke at the launch by Impala Platinum (Implats) of a fuel cell forklift and hydrogen refuelling... 

Govt intent on creating incentives for mines to benefit from platinum fuel-cell investment
Implat’s impressive fuel cell launch had Science Minister Naledi Pandor outlining incentive plans. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer.

Local consulting engineering firms take a confidence knock  

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th April 2016 Despite remaining relatively optimistic owing to pending projects under South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP), the country’s lack of a concrete pipeline has caused consulting engineers’ confidence to plummet to 36%, matching the business and construction outlooks. There seemed to be... 

Local consulting engineering firms take a confidence knock
Industry Insights CEO Elsie Snyman discusses the latest outlook and confidence of the consulting engineering industry. Date recorded: 05:04:2016. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Videoediting: Lionel da Silva.

Goodbye car keys, hello phone – Volvo  

By: Irma Venter     4th April 2016 For decades, drivers have been accustomed to accessing and driving cars with physical keys. However, in a break from tradition, and in keeping with a rapidly digitising world, Volvo Cars aims to become the world’s first car manufacturer to offer vehicles without keys, as from 2017. Instead, Volvo... 

 Goodbye car keys, hello phone – Volvo
How it works: Volvo's digital key

Concourt judgment a significant moment for the country – Maimane  

By: Sane Dhlamini     1st April 2016 Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said Thursday marked a significant moment in South Africa’s democracy following the Constitutional Court’s judgment in the Nkandla saga. The Constitutional Court ruled that President Jacob Zuma was liable to pay some of the money spent on upgrades at... 

Concourt judgment a significant moment for the country – Maimane
DA leader Mmusi Maimane. (Camera & editing: Nicholas Boyd)

Master Drilling maintains eye on growth as strategy gains traction 

By: Natasha Odendaal     31st March 2016 JSE-listed Master Drilling continued to pursue its geographic, commodity and business diversification strategy throughout 2015, with gains expected to start being realised in the coming year. The company had set the platform with the acquisition of a Sweden-based company and its Chilean... 

Master Drilling maintains eye on growth as strategy gains traction
Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius discusses the company’s current projects. Date recorded: 31.03.2016. Camerawork and videoediting: Nicholas Boyd.

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

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