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Localisation seen as key to stimulating struggling capital equipment sector

By: Natasha OdendaalThe growth of the capital equipment sector, and the manufacturing sector in general, is being stifled by South Africa’s heavy reliance on imports, and its inability to deliver on its localisation promises. The manufacturing sector has the potential to significantly accelerate South Africa’s... 

Localisation seen as key to stimulating struggling capital equipment sector

Editorial Insight

Extraordinary Change

By: Terence CreamerSome major changes are under way on both the supply and the demand sides of the global oil market. On the demand side, petrochemicals and jet fuel have emerged as key drivers of oil growth, as gasoline demand slows as a result of efficiency gains and the rise of electric cars. The International... 

Extraordinary Change

News & Insight

Denel seeking contingency funding as it outlines turnaround strategy

By: Rebecca CampbellState-owned South African defence industrial group Denel is preparing an application for funding from the R13-billion contingency reserve announced by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in his 2019/2020 Budget speech. “We know that [the] Government is cognisant of the fact that Denel is in need of... 

French Foreign Affairs Minister visits local construction academy

By: Schalk BurgerThe French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian visited construction materials and infrastructure components multinational Saint-Gobain Construction Training Academy, in Germiston, Ekurhuleni, earlier this month to inspect its work and its youth development partnership. The... 

French Foreign Affairs Minister visits local construction academy

Google launches Womenwill initiative in South Africa

By: Natasha OdendaalGoogle has launched 18 new Womenwill chapters across sub-Saharan Africa, including the first chapters to launch in South Africa, to start driving conversations promoting gender equality to the benefit of everyone. With 25 chapters now in Africa, and more to launch in the next few weeks, Google... 

Iata stresses priorities for growth of global air cargo sector

By: Rebecca CampbellThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) has identified three priorities that must be implemented to meet the growing global demand for air freight and to maximise the socio-economic benefits of aviation, and has called on governments and the air cargo industry to focus on these... 

Japan focusing attention on Indian Ocean rim countries for mutual benefit

By: Rebecca CampbellJapanese international strategy was today focusing on the rim of the Indian Ocean, highlighted Keio University Faculty of Law Professor Yuichi Hosoya in a recent address to the South African Institute of International Affairs at its headquarters on the University of the Witwatersrand campus in... 

Local industrial waste being made into paints

By: Schalk BurgerLocal construction materials firm Amoriguard sustainably consumes recycled industrial waste to produce construction products and paints and, in certain applications, improve the performance of the products compared with conventionally produced products, says Amoriguard developer and founder... 

Local industrial waste being made into paints

MTN targets fintech, digital as it seeks to increase revenue

By: Natasha OdendaalJSE-listed telecommunications giant MTN is seeking out a greater share of the financial technology (fintech) market as the group extends its Bright strategy to build MTN into a digital operator. Moving forward, a large focus for MTN will be on fintech, which includes Mobile Money (MoMo),... 

Partnerships to be key in addressing Africa’s power deficit

By: Creamer Media Reporter In this opinion article, Wikus Kruger argues that public-private partnerships, access to financing and targeted skills development will be crucial in addressing Africa’s chronic power shortage 

Partnerships to be key  in addressing Africa’s power deficit

Photo of the Week

REACHING FOR ZERO

By: Creamer Media Reporter Volkswagen announced last week that it plans to build 22-million battery-powered vehicles over the next ten years, compared with an earlier goal of 15-million. The world’s largest automaker also aims to launch almost 70 new electric models by 2020 as part of a drive put itself at the forefront of... 

REACHING FOR ZERO

Columns

East or West, which is best?

By: Riaan de LangeIt is March 8. No, not as you read, but as I write this piece. And this bring me to the question: Do you believe in chance or luck? Do you believe in coincidence? Maybe Laura Pedersen’s assertion that “coincidence is God's way of being anonymous” is quite accurate. I ask as I pick up my copy of... 

Scrooge McDucks’ electric car

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoyPinin is a protein associated with desmosome,  a structure which helps hold cells together. Farina (in Italian) is a form of milled wheat. On the other hand, Battista is the name of Scrooge Scrooge McDuck's butler. McDuck is related to Donald Duck. Putting all these highly educational facts... 

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