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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.

Afrox expects job losses amid restructuring  

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd March 2015 JSE-listed African Oxygen (Afrox) expects a “reasonable number” of job losses to occur up to the third quarter of this year, as the company restructures its operations. “I do not want to say exactly how many jobs will be lost during this restructuring period because this is confidential. But I... 

Afrox expects job losses amid restructuring
Afrox FD Nicholas Thomson discusses the status of the company’s operation.

R13bn in US, Canadian development-finance support for SA locomotives purchase  

By: Terence Creamer     2nd March 2015 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet confirmed on Monday that it had received the backing of leading American and Canadian development funding agencies for its purchase of more than 500 diesel and electric locomotives from General Electric and Bombardier Transportation respectively. The... 

R13bn in US, Canadian development-finance support for SA locomotives purchase
Transnet CEO Brian Molefe on R13-billion in funding for group's locomotives-acquisition programme. Camera Work: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva. Recorded: 2.3.2015

Turbines boosting mine power – AngloGold  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd March 2015 Gold major AngloGold Ashanti is installing turbines in underground mines to boost energy regeneration, as part of a strategy of recovering electricity without spending significant amounts of capital. “What we’ve done is put in energy regeneration and capture plants in the form of turbines at two... 

Turbines boosting mine power – AngloGold
AngloGold Ahsanti COO South Africa Mike O’Hare updates Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer on technology being implemented. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Lionel da Silva.

Prestigious competition seeks to showcase and inspire local entrepreneurs 

By: Sashnee Moodley     27th February 2015 The 2015 Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) competition was launched earlier this month in Johannesburg, with the main focus on creating and inspiring entrepreneurs to create jobs and boost the economy.  

   Prestigious competition seeks to showcase and inspire  local entrepreneurs
Business Partners CFO Ben Bierman and Sanlam marketing head of business market Kobus Engelbrecht discusses this year’s Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year competition.

Proposed R5.3bn expressway to increase safety, productivity of N3 road users   

By: Sashnee Moodley     26th February 2015 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Thursday outlined the benefits of its proposed R5.3-billion De Beers Expressway, saying this would result in significant relief in congestion on the Van Reenen’s Pass route.  

Proposed R5.3bn expressway to increase safety, productivity of N3 road users
Sanral project manager Ron Harmse gives an overview of the proposed De Beers Expressway project. (Video courtesy of Sanral)

Property sale, speciality chemicals division provide impetus for AECI 

By: Ilan Solomons     24th February 2015 The completion of the bulk surplus property sale of a 2 300 ha Heartland property in Modderfontein to Chinese investment company Shanghai Zendai and a “record performance” from the speciality chemicals cluster were key to the growth of JSE-listed speciality chemicals and explosives group AECI’s... 

Property sale, speciality chemicals division provide impetus for AECI
To watch a video in which AECI CEO Mark Dytor discusses the group's performance in 2014 and aims for the year ahead. Camera work and editing: Nicholas Boyd

Hyprop declares 262c interim dividend 

By: Sashnee Moodley     23rd February 2015 Property company Hyprop on Monday reported strong return growth with an interim dividend of 262c a share for the six months to December 31, an increase of 13.7% on the previous year. Hyprop CEO Pieter Prinsloo stated that the total return for the six months was 25.9% and Hyprop’s revenue and... 

Hyprop declares 262c interim dividend
Hyprop CEO Pieter Prinsloo discusses the company's interim results. Camerawork and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Sibanye eyes R3bn, 150 MW solar power station  

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th February 2015 Gold miner Sibanye Gold plans to build a R3-billion, 150 MW solar power plant to ease its reliance on the costly and unreliable electricity supply from South Africa’s State-owned power utility Eskom, which posed a threat to the company’s current operations and future development. Despite reducing... 

Sibanye eyes R3bn, 150 MW solar power station
Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman discusses the company's energy plans for the future. Camerawork and videoediting: Nicholas Boyd.

Blue Label probes prepaid water opportunities 

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th February 2015 As the trend of moving into a prepaid world continues, JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms has started examining opportunities to enter the emerging prepaid water segment and replicate its successful prepaid electricity sales model. On the back of the “phenomenal growth” experienced in the deployment... 

Blue Label probes prepaid water opportunities
Blue Label joint CEO Mark Levy discusses the company's prepaid meter offerings. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd; Editing: Lionel da Silva.

Blue Label posts double-digit rise in H1 earnings  

By: Natasha Odendaal     18th February 2015 JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms on Wednesday reported double-digit growth for the first half of the 2015 financial year, as its South African distribution division outperformed, setting a positive pace for improved financial performance for the final six months of the year. The group posted a 15%... 

Blue Label posts double-digit rise in H1 earnings
Blue Label joint CEO Brett Levy discusses the company's interim results. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd; Editing: Lionel da Silva.

Steel group losing up to R1.5m/hr during ‘uncontrolled’ load shedding 

By: Terence Creamer     13th February 2015 Former Eskom FD and the current head of Africa’s largest steel group, Paul O’Flaherty, has described the latest round of load shedding as “uncontrolled” and reports that, when interrupted, the JSE-listed company is losing the equivalent of R1.5-million an hour. Speaking after ArcelorMittal South... 

Steel group losing up to R1.5m/hr during ‘uncontrolled’ load shedding
AMSA's Paul O’Flaherty and Dr Hans Ludwig Rosenstock on the effect of uncontrolled load shedding. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 13.2.2015.

AMSA in formal talks with government on new steel pricing model 

By: Terence Creamer     13th February 2015 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has set up four bilateral working groups with various government departments and State entities in a bid to deal decisively with what current CEO Paul O’Flaherty describes as debilitating “legacy issues”, including the highly contentious issue of... 

AMSA in formal talks with government on new steel pricing model
ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Paul O’Flaherty on the group's formal talks with government on a new steel pricing model. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 13.2.2015.

Study outlines ways to decouple growth from environmental degradation  

By: Zandile Mavuso     13th February 2015 Following the launch of the State of Green Technologies in South Africa study last month in Johannesburg, the Academy of Science of South Africa (Assaf) says the study aims to increase the development of green technologies as a way of stimulating economic growth, creating job opportunities and... 

   Study outlines ways to decouple growth from  environmental degradation
Assaf and the DST discuss the State of Green Technologies in South Africa.

Stellenbosch engineering students showcase talents with mobile palletising solution  

By: Sashnee Moodley     13th February 2015 Engineering students from Stellenbosch University SU, in the Western Cape, received top honours during the 2014 PneuDrive Challenge prize-giving ceremony, held in Johannesburg last month, for their innovative Movipal mobile palletising solution. 

  Stellenbosch engineering students showcase talents with mobile palletising solution
Participants in the 2014 PneuDrive Challenge discuss competition.

Final determination on e-tolls in sight  

By: Natalie Greve     6th February 2015 In the final round of consultations centred on the province’s litigious e-tolling system, Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Friday met with representatives of civil society, political parties, labour, affected metropolitans and municipalities to elicit their feedback on the recent e-toll report... 

Final determination on e-tolls in sight
Gauteng Premier David Makhura consults with civic society over the findings of the e-toll report.

Media company develops new OHS training tech  

By: Dylan Stewart     6th February 2015 Multimedia production company The Boiler Room has, over the past 18 months, been developing its existing games engine that enables companies to build three-dimensional (3D) versions of their work environments for training purposes. Company MD Mark Hocker tells Engineering News that The Boiler... 

Media company develops new OHS training tech
Mark Hocker discusses the advantages of visual health and safety demonstrations. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Shane Williams. Recorded 08.01.2015

ABB bullish on Southern African growth prospects despite commodity pullback 

By: Terence Creamer     5th February 2015 The Southern African unit of global power and automation technology group ABB is optimistic that the region’s growth fundamentals remain intact despite the recent fall in oil and commodity prices. ABB Southern Africa MD Leon Viljoen reports that 17% of the company’s 2014 revenues arose from... 

ABB bullish on Southern African growth prospects despite commodity pullback
ABB Southern Africa MD Leon Viljoen on aligning the group's strategy to the region's growth drivers. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 5.2.2015

SAA again chalks up FY loss on impairments, intl operations  

By: Natalie Greve     2nd February 2015 National carrier South African Airways (SAA) has posted an operating loss of R374-million for the year ended March 31, 2014, attributing its fragile balance sheet to impairments dictated by its Long-Term Turnaround Strategy (LTTS) and lacklustre profits from intercontinental operations. SAA,... 

SAA again chalks up FY loss on impairments, intl operations
South African Airways releases its financial results for the 2013/14 year.

Study holds up policy certainty as key green-technology enabler  

By: Terence Creamer     28th January 2015 A newly released study has identified policy certainty and coherence as a “critical enabling factor” for the accelerated adoption and roll-out of green technologies across various industry subsectors in South Africa, including the coal-heavy electricity sector. Entitled ‘The State of Green... 

Study holds up policy certainty as key green-technology enabler
The State of Green Technologies in South Africa panel chairperson Professor Eugene Cloete on the prevailing challenges and the report's recommendations. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 28.1.2015.

3D printing upgrade path for wood, ceramics and metal alloys  

By: Schalk Burger     23rd January 2015 Three-dimensional (3D) printers being sold in South Africa by electronics distributor Rectron currently print in two types of plastic, but have a clear upgrade path over the next five years to eventually print in wood, ceramics and metal-alloy materials, says Rectron Group printer business unit... 

3D printing upgrade path for wood, ceramics and metal alloys
Rectron Group printer business unit manager Bruce Bradford talks about 3D printers and industry

Manufacturing sector key to Gauteng growth  

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd January 2015 Productivity declines in the manufacturing sector, influenced by the depressed global demand for South African products, is to blame for the rapid contraction in Gauteng’s gross domestic product (GDP) in recent years. Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural... 

Manufacturing sector key to Gauteng growth
Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development Lebogang Maile speaks on the importance of manufacturing in Gauteng. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva. 22/01/15

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