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SA varsities deserve a pat on the back

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     27th July 2018 Two international university rankings published in the last couple of months had me thinking about a perception index released by consultancy firm Ipsos in January, which revealed that South Africans are in a league of their own apropos of their perceptions of key scenarios in the country, with... 

Joburg continues to encourage residents to cycle

21st June 2018 Yesterday 60 bicycles were handed to a large number of learners in Alexandria north of Johannesburg including some members of the local community police forum. Now that the M1 pedestrian bridge is open residents will be able to safely walk or cycle across the highway to school or for shopping.... 

ANDRITZ to supply irrigation pumps for Egypt

9th February 2018 International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from CONCORD for Engineering and Contracting, Cairo, Egypt, to supply 17 vertical line shaft pumps, including a set of spare parts, for a pumping station providing the water supply to the Nubaria irrigation canal, located south of the... 

UJ researchers seek origin of stone that casts questions over solar system’s formation

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th January 2018 Researchers are still seeking answers to the origin of a small pebble found in south-west Egypt in 1996 after a 2013 analysis sparked “significant questions” on a widely held view about the primitive pre-solar dust cloud from which the Sun, Earth and other planets were formed. A 2013 study... 

West Nile Delta – Giza/Fayoum/Raven project, Egypt

By: Sheila Barradas     28th July 2017 The project is expected to produce about 185-million barrels of oil equivalent a day. 

West Nile Delta development project, Egypt

By: Sheila Barradas     7th July 2017 The project aims to enable BP and its partners to accelerate gas production in Egypt. 

One regional water utility for the Eastern Cape

By: Robyn Wilkinson     3rd March 2017 Eastern Cape State-owned water utility Amatola Water is leading the charge in the advocacy of and planning activities required to ensure that a single regional bulk water utility is realised in the Eastern Cape, in line with the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’s) institutional reform... 

Randgold CEO Bristow ‘super excited’ about Africa as ‘next China’ 

By: Martin Creamer     26th September 2016 Africa needs investments coupled with aggressive growth and if correctly managed, will be the world’s "next China", says Randgold Resources CEO Dr Mark Bristow, who has developed half a dozen highly successful gold mines on the continent besides traversing its length and breadth on his motor... 

Canola oil production in E Cape gets R1.1m boost, to rival W Cape yields

By: Tracy Hancock     9th September 2015 The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has invested R1.1-million of risk capital into a 50 ha trial, a potential catalyst for canola production in the Eastern Cape to rival that of the Western Cape. The trial will aid the development of a 500 ha commercial canola oil production drive in... 

Midor refinery expansion and modernisation project, Egypt

By: Sheila Barradas     28th August 2015 The project involves the expansion and modernisation of the Midor refinery near Alexandria, in Egypt. 

DTI, Nestlé sign chicory MoU 

By: Natalie Greve     2nd July 2015 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Eastern Cape provincial government and dairy products manufacturer Nestlé South Africa on Thursday would create 800 permanent and seasonal jobs by 2019. The... 

Egypt diversifies energy mix

17th April 2015 Electrical engineering company Siemens and the Egyptian government reached two firm agreements on March 14, firstly to build a 4.4 GW combined-cycle power plant and, secondly, to install wind power capacity of 2 GW – both in Egypt. 

West Nile Delta project, Egypt

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd April 2015 The project involves the development five-trillion cubic feet of gas resources and 55-million barrels of condensates by BP and its partner. 

Inspection contract awarded

12th September 2014 Swiss-based inspection, verification, testing and certification services provider Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS-SA) was awarded a contract in February to provide statutory inspection services and training on lifting equipment for Egypt-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)... 

Alexandria gas-fired power plant project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     6th June 2014 The City of Alexandria has contracted Wärtsilä to supply a gas-fired power plant for the long-term supply of peaking power. 

Major growth in global gas use by 2025

By: Ilan Solomons     31st January 2014 Electric services and capital company General Electric’s (GE’s) white paper report, ‘The Age of Gas and the Power of Networks’ predicts that global gas consumption will increase to about 4 800-billion cubic meters a year (bcm/y), rising significantly from the current figure of about 3 500 bcm/y,... 


By: Asha Ramsaran     12th October 2012 Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa  


By: Asha Ramsaran     5th October 2012 Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa  

AU set up science and technology advisory panel

24th August 2012 The African Union (AU) has established a science, technology and innovation advisory panel to provide expert advice on moving Africa from resource-based growth to innovation-led growth, says the continental bloc. 


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