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New welding technologies cultivate global competitiveness 

By: Mia Breytenbach     12th June 2015 Adopting new welding technologies and processes that will improve productivity and assist with cost reduction is critical for the local welding and fabrication industry to be globally competitive in terms of price offering, and service and product delivery, says South Africa-based gas and welding... 

New welding technologies cultivate global competitiveness
Afrox manufacturing industries business manager Johann Pieterse discusses how the PipeWorx Fieldpro meets industry's need for new technology

Goodyear in China to use rice waste in tyre production 

By: Irma Venter     11th June 2015 The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has reached an agreement with Yihai Food and Oil Industry, in China, for the supply of silica derived from rice husk ash. Goodyear will begin using the silica this year in a consumer tyre that will be manufactured in its factory in Pulandian, China, and sold in... 

Goodyear in China to use rice waste in tyre production

Merc SA launches new C 63, aims to push AMG sales up 32% in 2015 

By: Irma Venter     8th June 2015 Despite a domestic new vehicle market struggling to remain in positive territory this year, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) aims to increase sales of its AMG performance brand by 32% this year. This will add to the 63% growth seen from 2013 to 2014, when sales rocketed to 1 600 AMG units, says... 

Merc SA launches new C 63, aims to push AMG sales up 32% in 2015
The new C 63 in action

Telkom to step up turnaround as gains emerge 

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th June 2015 The 2016 financial year would see JSE-listed Telkom stabilise its net revenue, maintain an earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) margin of between 26% and 27% and a capital expenditure (capex) to revenue ratio of 15% to 18% as its restructuring journey continued... 

Telkom to step up turnaround as gains emerge
Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko discusses the group's financial results. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

South Africa’s geoscience ‘desperately’ underfunded – Nedbank Capital  

By: Martin Creamer     5th June 2015 Government geoscientists are desperately underfunded, which is depriving South Africa of the geological potential that is essential for minerals exploration. There is an absence of investment in large, regional geological exercises and masters students are not being trained in the... 

South Africa’s geoscience ‘desperately’ underfunded – Nedbank Capital
Nedbank Capital mining and metals investment banker Paul Miller in a four-minute myth-busting session at the Junior Indaba conference covered by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Lionel da Silva.

S African manufacturing sector receives R1.4bn boost with new Unilever facility 

By: Natalie Greve     2nd June 2015 Adding to its almost R4-billion investment in the South African consumer goods manufacturing space over the last four years, international group Unilever has officially unveiled its fourth South African production facility, in Boksburg, Johannesburg – a R1.4-billion homecare products factory that... 

S African manufacturing sector receives R1.4bn boost with new Unilever facility
Unilever launches R1.4-billion homecare products factory.

Namibian mining’s pulling together boosting country’s economy – Nedbank  

By: Martin Creamer     27th May 2015 Despite the Namibian economy being tied to the South African economy, it has been able to grow ahead of South Africa, which a leading mining investment banker puts down to Namibia’s “sensible” mineral policies, as well as the Namibian mining industry’s close working relationship with its... 

Namibian mining’s pulling together boosting country’s economy – Nedbank
Nedbank Capital mining and metals investment banking head Paul Miller speaks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer about mining in Namibia. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Lionel da Silva

Mata secures European accreditation for aircraft maintenance courses 

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th May 2015 East Rand-based Mega Aero Training Academy (Mata) has secured European accreditation and recognition for its aircraft maintenance courses. The Safomar Group subsidiary and College Ireland on Wednesday signed an agreement to enable Mata students to obtain European Aviation Safety Agency- (Easa-)... 

Mata secures European accreditation for aircraft maintenance courses
East Rand-based Mega Aero Training Academy has secured European accreditation and recognition for its aircraft maintenance courses. Video and video editing: Darlene Creamer

New CEO Manilal outlines plans for Technology Innovation Agency  

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd May 2015 Newly appointed Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) CEO Barlow Manilal is hoping to bring “some consistency” to the government-funded agency, which has seen five CEOs come and go over the last five years. Speaking to Engineering News Online, Manilal, who was appointed to the position six weeks... 

New CEO Manilal outlines plans for Technology Innovation Agency
TIA CEO Barlow Manilal discusses his plans for the agency. Videowork and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

DTPS allocates R200m for first phase broadband roll-out 

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd May 2015 The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) has set aside R200-million of its R1.4-billion budget this year to kickstart the first phase of South Africa (SA) Connect national broadband strategy. Over the next three years, the department aimed to connect all government... 

DTPS allocates R200m for first phase broadband roll-out
Telecommunications and Postal Services Deputy Minister Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize discussed the focus points of the Department post Budget

From mines to hospitals to mortuaries – yet another use for SA’s Lodox scanner 

By: Irma Venter     22nd May 2015 Within a decade conventional invasive autopsies may be a rarity, says head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at the University of Pretoria (UP), Professor Gert Saayman. Instead, pathologists will use imaging technologies to conduct virtual post-mortems. 

 From mines to hospitals to mortuaries – yet another use for SA’s Lodox scanner
Dr Janette Verster discusses the use of the Lodox scanner in autopsies

Extended offering to include LV, MV products 

By: Mia Breytenbach     22nd May 2015 Motor control systems manufacturer Shaw Controls, a member of motors, controls, electrical products and solutions provider Zest WEG Group has extended its product offering to encompass low-voltage (LV) and medium-voltage (MV) applications. The company manufactures switchboard panels and control... 

Extended offering to include LV, MV products
Zest WEG Group CEO Louis Meiring discusses the global supply opportunities for Shaw Controls.

Policy reform would free S African economy – Maimane  

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     18th May 2015 South Africa needs policy reform if it is to scale the economic ladder, as current incoherent policies are contributing to unemployment, “the greatest challenge that [the country] faces.” This was the number one factor that led to companies divesting in the country, said Mmusi Maimane, the newly... 

Policy reform would free S African economy – Maimane
DA leader Mmusi Maimane discusses the economy. (Video and editing: Darlene Creamer. 2015/05/18)

MTN leverages Internet of Things 

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th May 2015 Telecommunications major MTN has leveraged the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) to open up a “whole new world” into other industries for the JSE-listed firm’s business arm, while enabling African enterprises to gain greater control over the connection and management of machine-to-machine (M2M)... 

MTN leverages Internet of Things
MTN Group chief enterprise officer Mteto Nyati

Lack of funding appetite for infrastructure projects in PFS stage, forum hears  

By: Natalie Greve     13th May 2015 Infrastructure delivery in South Africa remains hobbled, not by a lack of project pipeline but rather by a lack of investment apetite in projects that have not yet been proved at the bankable feasibility stage, the Captains of Construction Leadership forum heard on Wednesday. “We are sitting with... 

Lack of funding appetite for infrastructure projects in PFS stage, forum hears
Knight Piesold MD Leon Furstenburg laments the lack of funding for early-stage projects

Westcon recovery boosts Datatec to new heights 

By: Schalk Burger     13th May 2015 The recovery of networking and data centre division Westcon helped to boost the revenue of holding company Datatec by 13.3% to $6.4-billion and operating profit by 9.1% to $726.5-million for the year ended February 28. Westcon’s revenue grew by 19% year-on-year to $4.85-billion, while its gross... 

Westcon recovery boosts Datatec to new heights
Datatec CE Jens Montanana provides the company's full-year results for the year ended 28 February 2015.

Playing field for digital economy needs to be levelled – PwC 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     12th May 2015 South African tax laws and rules need to be rewritten to capture the digital economy, as they have not kept pace with its growth or the changes in the way business is conducted globally. Speaking during a panel discussion in Johannesburg on Tuesday, advisory firm PwC national tax technical head... 

Playing field for digital economy needs to be levelled – PwC
PwC tax experts tackle the issue of tax in the digital economy. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd. 2015/05/12

R75m PET recycling plant contributes to National Waste Management Strategy goals  

By: Zandile Mavuso     12th May 2015 Recycling company Petco’s largest contracted recycler Extrupet has launched its new Bottle-2-Bottle Phoenix recycling plant, in Germiston, which will produce an additional 14 000 t/y of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin for the packaging industry.  

R75m PET recycling plant contributes to National Waste Management Strategy goals
Extrupet chairperson Laju Chanrai and Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa speak at the Phoenix Recycling Plant launch in Wadevile on Monday

Downtown Joburg showcased in big-budget Hollywood movie 

By: Sashnee Moodley     8th May 2015 Scenes from the latest instalment of the popular American superhero film The Avengers, which were shot in Johannesburg in February, will promote the city and the country as a film destination, owing to its enormous economic and marketing value. 

 Downtown Joburg showcased in  big-budget Hollywood movie
Johannesburg Tourism Company public relations and communications manager Laura Vercueil and Walt Disney Company Africa senior VP and country manager Christine Service discuss the new Avengers movie being shot in Johannesburg

Mugabe says Zim open to foreign investment  

By: Pimani Baloyi     8th May 2015 Despite media reports and fears that Zimbabwe’s indigenisation policy – which stipulates that Zimbabweans must own 51% of foreign-owned companies – implied that the country was not open to foreign investment, Zimbabwe was open to foreign-owned businesses, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe last... 

Mugabe says Zim open to foreign investment
Presidents Jacob Zuma and Robert Mugabe discuss the need to strengthen intra-continental trade in Africa.

South32 set to hit ground running after 98% BHP 'yes' vote  

By: Martin Creamer     6th May 2015 The demerging South32 mining company, which is set to hit the ground running after receiving an overwhelming 98.05% yes vote from BHP Billiton shareholders on Wednesday, is at an advanced stage of planning a global shared service centre in South Africa, which will create 200 new quality jobs.... 

South32 set to hit ground running after 98% BHP 'yes' vote
Flashback to 24 November 2014 video: South32 top brass tell Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer of the new liquid aluminium deal with a black-controlled consortium. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Weak steel demand forces AMSA to run upgraded Newcastle mill below capacity 

By: Terence Creamer     5th May 2015 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), which recently completed the R2-billion reline of the blast furnace at the Newcastle mill, has decided not to immediately ramp up the plant to its expanded 1.9-million-tonne-a-year nameplate capacity, owing to weak domestic market conditions.... 

Weak steel demand forces AMSA to run upgraded Newcastle mill below capacity
AMSA CEO Paul O'Flaherty on its vote of confidence in Newcastle mill amid a difficult domestic steel market. Camera Work: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva. Recorded: 5.5.2015.

Significant drop in engineering industry confidence – survey  

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     4th May 2015 The level of satisfaction among South Africa’s engineering firms took a staggering tumble, falling from 87% in the first six months to 46% in the last six months of 2014, engineering body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) has revealed. Cesa’s ‘Bi-Annual Economic and Capacity Survey June to... 

Significant drop in engineering industry confidence – survey
Cesa CEO Wally Mayne speaks on the state of the engineering industry. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

R1bn Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital to admit first patient in 2016 

By: Natalie Greve     22nd April 2015 A year after first breaking ground on the 238-bed, eight-theatre Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH), in Parktown, Johannesburg, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust (NMCHT) continues to advance the legacy project with a view to admitting its first young patient in the first half of... 

R1bn Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital to admit first patient in 2016
R1bn Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital to admit first patient in 2016, Video and editing: Darlene Creamer

R3.5bn Mall of Africa counts down to 2016 opening  

By: Natalie Greve     21st April 2015 Almost a year before Waterfall Estate’s sprawling Mall of Africa, in Midrand, is due to open its doors to the public, property developer Atterbury reports that development of the flagship development remains firmly on track, with some 83% of gross lettable area already tenanted. The so-called... 

R3.5bn Mall of Africa counts down to 2016 opening
Atterbury development head Cobus van Heerden discusses the progress of the Mall of African project. Camerawork: Nichoal Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Brown moves to stabilise Eskom leadership with appointment of Molefe as acting CEO  

By: Terence Creamer     17th April 2015 Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown announced that Transnet's Brian Molefe had been seconded as acting CEO of Eskom, with immediate effect. Brown said the appointment formed part of government efforts to stabilise the Eskom leadership, following the suspension of four senior executives,... 

Brown moves to stabilise Eskom leadership with appointment of Molefe as acting CEO
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Eskom acting CEO Brian Molefe at the announcement of the latter's immediate appointment to the post. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 17.4.2015.

Retailer continues sustainability drive 

By: David Oliveira     3rd April 2015 South African retailer Massmart is continuing to improve the operating efficiency of its stores by adopting more sustainable technologies, such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and daylight harvesting cells for lighting, rainwater harvesting for water supply and evaporative cooling technology for... 

Retailer continues sustainability drive
South African retailer Massmart group sustainability manager Alexander Haw discusses the group’s sustainability initiatives.

SA risks weakening foreign investment environment with Security Bill amendment  

By: Natasha Odendaal     30th March 2015 Despite the “overwhelming” positivity surrounding the majority of the changes contained within the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) Amendment Bill, one clause has “unintended consequences” capable of damaging South Africa as an attractive investment destination and breaching... 

SA risks weakening foreign investment environment with Security Bill amendment
Security Industry Alliance executive committee member Costa Diavastos discusses industry concerns over the Section 20 clause in the Security Bill amendments. Camerawork and videoediting: Nicholas Boyd.

Coca-Cola bottling company reduces water use by 70% over five years 

By: Natalie Greve     26th March 2015 Beverage bottling company Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI) – the largest manufacturer and bottler of Coca-Cola products in the southern hemisphere – has succeeded in reducing the water required to produce beverages across its five plants by some 70% over the last five years, while also... 

Coca-Cola bottling company reduces water use by 70% over five years
ABI technical and planning manager JP Blumenthal discusses the bottling group’s energy and water-saving gains as well as its recent five-year PET offtake deal with Mpact. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer. Recorded 26.3.2015.

Eskom targeting 975 MW in savings as it restarts DSM schemes 

By: Terence Creamer     25th March 2015 State-owned power utility Eskom, which halted its demand-side management (DSM) interventions last year owing to funding uncertainties, reports that some of the programmes will be restarted this year and that a savings target of 975 MW has been set. Speaking at a Fossil Fuel Foundation conference... 

Eskom targeting 975 MW in savings as it restarts DSM schemes
Eskom senior GM for integrated demand management Andrew Etzinger on the restarting of the utility's demand-side management programmes. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 25.3.2015.

Hyundai starts local H100 assembly 

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th March 2015 Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) has started rolling the 1.3 t H100 light commercial vehicle (LCV) off the newly established production line at the Commercial Vehicles Division’s assembly plant in Benoni, Gauteng. With nearly 450 of the currently imported H100 “bakkies” sold each month, the... 

Hyundai starts local H100 assembly
Hyundai Automotive South Africa marketing director Stanley Anderson discussed the new H100 assembly line at its new Apex-based plant.

Youth unemployment might remarginalise Africa  

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     17th March 2015 There are three key challenges impeding infrastructure development and economic growth in Africa, including government policies, the continent’s position on global competitiveness and a high level of youth unemployment. At the second Public–Private Dialogue Forum on Infrastructure Projects in... 

Youth unemployment might remarginalise Africa
New Partnership for Africa's Development planning and coordinating agency CEO Ibrhaim Mayaki speaks on key challenges facing economic growth. Camerawork and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Department of Tourism to focus on rolling out renewable energy  

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     10th March 2015 To improve the sustainability of tourism in South Africa, the Department of Tourism has included the retrofitting of key tourist attractions and State-owned destinations with renewable-energy technology in the pilot phase of a R600-million Tourism Incentive Programme (TIP), which would be carried... 

Department of Tourism to focus on rolling out renewable energy
Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom speaks about the Tourism Incentive Programme. Camerawork and editing: Nicholas Boyd. 10/09/2015

Expanding E Cape port moves to corner regional transshipment market 

By: Natalie Greve     9th March 2015 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has the southern hemisphere transshipment market firmly within its crosshairs, having, thus far, injected some R14-billion into the development of the purpose-built Ngqura container terminal (NCT) at the Port of Ngqura, in the Eastern Cape – located within the... 

Expanding E Cape port moves to corner regional transshipment market
Transnet Port Terminals injects R12-billion into the Port of Ngqura. Camerawork & Editing: Nicholas Boyd

Emira highlights strong performance in distribution growth  

By: Sashnee Moodley     6th March 2015 JSE-listed Emira Property Fund reported distribution growth per participatory interest (PI) of 9% for the six months ended December 31, 2014. 

  Emira highlights strong performance in distribution growth
JSE-listed Emira Property Fund CEO James Templeton discusses the interim financial results

Africa shows renewed interest in food tech 

By: Mia Breytenbach     6th March 2015 East and West African countries are enhancing legislation to ensure food security, thereby reinvesting in their agriculture and processing sectors. African food and beverage industries have, therefore, expressed a renewed interest in food processing and production technologies, as well as related... 

Africa shows renewed  interest in food tech
Exhibition Management Services MD John Thomson discusses the emphasis on technology at the 2015 Africa Big Seven food and beverage exhibition.

New fruit cider promotes competition, local production 

By: Mia Breytenbach     6th March 2015 Having introduced a new cider category to the South African alcoholic beverage market in 2014, Sweden-based cider producer Rekorderlig aims to encourage innovation and stimulate production in this new cider category in the near future where, much like the Craft Beer revolution, as consumers’... 

New fruit cider promotes competition, local production
Rekorderlig South Africa regional director Ross Young discusses the new Rekorderlig cider and the opportunities it holds for local industry.

Water professionals agree: South African cities can achieve water excellence 

By: Dylan Stewart     6th March 2015 South Africa and many other developing nations had an opportunity to leapfrog conventional inefficient water systems and lead the way in achieving water-sensitive urban areas, announced Monash University water engineering professor Ana Deletic at the launch of the Water Research Commission’s... 

Water professionals agree: South African cities can achieve water excellence
Dhesigan Naidoo discusses water sensitive design.

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