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Thingstream Names Philipp Bolliger As New CEO

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th August 2018 Thingstream today announced the appointment of Philipp Bolliger as chief executive officer. Building on the impressive growth the company has generated since its inception last year, Bolliger is tasked with growing the business internationally and extending applications of the platform to even... 

Climate change not the only reason for water shortages – Muller 

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th July 2018 While recent rainfall has brought some reprieve to the drought-plagued City of Cape Town, the region remains vulnerable, and people, politics and poor planning are predominantly to blame for most urban water shortages, water expert Professor Mike Muller has said. In an opinion piece published in... 

Berkeley Energia to migrate to LSE main board this week

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2018 Uranium project developer Berkeley Energia said on Monday that its admission to the main market of the LSE and the Madrid, Valencia, Bilbao and Barcelona stock exchanges (SSE) should be effective this week. The LSE migration should occur on Wednesday, at which stage trading in the company’s... 

Berkeley appoints COO

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2018 Uranium-focused Berkeley Energia has appointed corporate executive Sean Wade as COO to identify and lead strategic business development opportunities. Prior to joining Berkeley, Wade was director of international media and investor relations at Georgia’s largest bank, TBC. During his time at the... 

Africa is opportune for energy, smart solutions development – Schneider Electric

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th May 2018 Automation and energy management multinational Schneider Electric on Tuesday revealed its strategy for the African continent and how it relates to creating smart cities – taking cognisance of challenges and opportunities.  

Berkeley Energia to list on LSE, Spanish stock exchanges

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd May 2018 Uranium developer Berkeley Energia (currently Aim-listed) on Wednesday announced its intention to apply for admission of its ordinary shares to the main board of the LSE and to the Spanish Stock Exchanges (SSEs) of Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia.  

ExecuJet adds Bombardier Challenger 350 to its East Africa fleet

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th March 2018 International business aviation company ExecuJet is expanding its managed fleet in Africa with the addition of a Bombardier Challenger 350 to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.  

Cities turn to digital solutions to solve service delivery problems

By: Schalk Burger     26th January 2018 Digital technologies are providing cities worldwide, including several in Africa, with a new set of tools to improve service delivery and bolster social and economic inclusion. The smart city movement focuses on how technology can serve citizens and how it can make cities more equal and provide a... 

Cities turn to digital solutions to solve service delivery problems

By: Schalk Burger     26th January 2018 Digital technologies are providing cities worldwide, including several in Africa, with a new set of tools to improve service delivery and bolster social and economic inclusion. The focus of the smart city movement is how technology can serve citizens, how it can make cities more equal and provide... 

Nissan South Africa confident of delivering on long-awaited investment promise in 2018

By: Irma Venter     17th November 2017 Vehicle manufacturer Nissan in 2012 confirmed plans to invest R1-billion in its Rosslyn plant, in Pretoria, to build a new one-ton pick-up, with capacity at the plant to be increased to around 100 000 units a year. Local production of the new model was set to start in 2014. 

Nissan SA confident of delivering on long-awaited investment promise in 2018

By: Irma Venter     17th November 2017 Vehicle manufacturer Nissan in 2012 confirmed plans to invest R1-billion in its Rosslyn plant, in Pretoria, to build a new one-ton pickup, with capacity at the plant to be increased to around 100 000 units a year. Local production of the new model was set to start in 2014. 

Few cities have experience to deliver smart city systems

By: Schalk Burger     14th November 2017 Transforming the world by 2030 to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will require the establishment of more smart cities, information and communication technology multinational Huawei industry, marketing and solution department CTO Joe So told delegates at the Smart City World... 

Yokogawa to Conduct PoC Test of Remote Pump Monitoring Service Using Its IIoT Architecture

28th September 2017 Creating new value by working with partner companies Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that it has begun working with Iwaki Co., Ltd. on a proof-of-concept (PoC) test for a remote pump monitoring service. This service will use an Industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture that is... 

SA has a role to play in the Middle East - Zuma

By: News24Wire      25th August 2017 South Africa can play a role in the Middle East and will help resolve conflicts there if given the opportunity, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. “This world must be at peace with itself and I hope there will be more time to discuss the solutions,” he said while receiving letters of credence... 

Gold futures punch through $1 300 as global stocks extend losses 

By: Bloomberg     18th August 2017 Gold futures broke above $1 300/oz, rising to the highest level since November, as global stocks dropped and investors fretted that turmoil in the White House will prevent President Donald Trump from delivering on his legislative agenda. Futures for delivery in December advanced as much as 1.1%... 

Divisive $13bn potash plan to test BHP's new chairman

By: Bloomberg     17th July 2017 BHP Billiton’s plan to enter the potash market with a contentious $13-billion project in Canada is adding to challenges facing the incoming chairman of the world biggest mining company. Ken MacKenzie, a 53-year-old board member who takes up the role in September, currently is on a global tour... 

Prelude floating liquefied natural gas project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     7th July 2017 The floating liquefied natural gas facility for the Prelude operation has left South Korea on its way to Australia. 

BHP CEO says he has not met with Elliott since Barcelona

By: Reuters     5th June 2017 BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie said on Monday he has not met with activist hedge fund Elliott Management since their talks in Barcelona last month and declined to comment on whether another meeting was scheduled. Elliott, a New York-based fund that has built up a 4.1% stake in BHP, is pushing... 

Alstom receives order in Canada

2nd June 2017 Railway systems and equipment company Alstom has been awarded a firm order for the supply of 61 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area by Ontario government agency Metrolinx.  

BHP CEO tells investors options for US shale under review

By: Bloomberg     29th May 2017 BHP Billiton is assuring shareholders that it’s exploring numerous options for its contentious US shale unit amid pressure from activist investor Elliott Management to carry out a wider review of petroleum operations. In a series of meetings in Australia last week, CEO Andrew Mackenzie stressed... 

Chinese steel industry policies to boost iron-ore demand – Rio Tinto CEO

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th May 2017 Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques is confident China will continue to drive demand for mining products and iron-ore in particular, despite introducing new policies that will make environmental permits for steel mills harder to obtain and slow capacity. The country plans to eliminate... 

Glencore says electric car boom is coming faster than expected

By: Bloomberg     16th May 2017 Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg said the rise of electric cars will significantly boost demand for minerals including copper and lithium in the coming decades. “The electric vehicle revolution is happening and its impact is likely to be felt faster than expected,” Glasenberg told investors at an... 

Mackenzie makes case for current BHP project portfolio

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     16th May 2017 Mining major BHP has made a case for its current project portfolio amidst renewed pressure for shareholder Elliot Management to abandon the US petroleum assets. BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie told the Bank of America Merril Lynch Global Metals, Mining & Steel Conference that for a total investment of... 

Prelude floating liquefied natural gas project, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     15th December 2016 JGC Corporation has received an order for the construction management and completion support services for the project. 

Mercedes-Benz finally unveils ‘premium pick-up’

By: Irma Venter     11th November 2016 Mercedes-Benz has finally lifted the lid on its X-Class mid-size (one-ton) pickup. The German car maker says the “premium pickup will combine the best of two worlds”. 

Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie to launch in SA in 2018

By: Irma Venter     26th October 2016 Mercedes-Benz has finally lifted the lid on its X-Class mid-size (one-ton) pickup. Unveiling the bakkie in Stockholm, Sweden, the German car maker says the “premium pickup will combine the best of two worlds”. 

Flexicon Opens New Office In Germany

3rd October 2016 Flexicon (Europe) Ltd has opened a new office here to provide factory-direct engineering services and technical sales support to customers throughout Germany, it was announced by Keith Bourton, Managing Director. "The Aschaffenburg location will fuel Flexicon's rapid growth in the region by... 

Nokia selected by Telefónica Spain for next-generation metro optical network

30th June 2016 Telefónica Spain to deploy new optical metro network as part of Fusión Red project to handle massive growth in traffic from new video services Nokia to deploy its recently enhanced transport portfolio, based on the company’s new programmable silicon chipset, to help Telefónica Spain meet surging... 

Stainless steel more prominent in construction

27th May 2016 Multinational stainless steel manufacturer Outokumpu has seen more of  its products being used in construction products in recent years, owing to changes in technology, increased environmental awareness and economic constraints. Increasingly sophisticated medical equipment requires an equally... 

Hydra-Arc Group scores again…..

20th May 2016 Since March the Hydra-Arc Group received three major international awards as recognition of their excellence in quality. Hydra Arc (Pty) Ltd won the Europe Business Assembly’s prestigious international prize The Highest Hallmark on 22 March. This award recognizes effective business activities and... 

SA growth likely worst in sub-Saharan Africa – report

By: News24Wire      27th April 2016 South Africa is likely to be the worst performer in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) with a projected gross domestic product (GDP) expansion of 0.7% this year. This is according to the latest outlook for the region by FocusEconomics. 

Barcelona suburban network signalling project, Spain

By: Sheila Barradas     4th March 2016 The project involves the provision of signalling systems for a 56-km-long suburban line. 

Kirsh backing Canadian start-up offering low-cost roaming

By: Bloomberg     5th February 2016 Riaan Momberg, a manager in the South African travel industry, mistakenly switched on his mobile phone data for just one day while in Sydney last year. His phone company charged him about $500. The operator sent messages warning of usage amounts, “but I was asleep by then,” Momberg, 43, said in... 

Schneider Electric Announces Sagrada Familia Micro Data Centre Wins DatacenterDynamics Leaders Award

25th January 2016 Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, received a prestigious DatacenterDynamics Leaders EMEA Award in the Modular Deployment category for the state-of-the-art customized prefabricated data centre installed at Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain. The Award... 

ZTE Signs Joint Pre5G R&D MOU With SoftBank

13th July 2015 ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced the company signed a memorandum of understanding with SoftBank Corp. to collaborate on research and development on Pre5G... 

Rio Tinto growth plan creates value – CEO

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     13th May 2015 Mining giant Rio Tinto would continue with its push to grow capacity, despite the challenging environment, CEO Sam Walsh this week told the Merrill Lynch global metals, mining and steel conference, in Barcelona, Spain. “The recent environment has been difficult – as we have cut costs we have... 

South32 spin-off brings more value to BHP 

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     12th May 2015 Mining giant BHP Billiton on Tuesday revealed new unit costs for its remaining divisions in the wake of the demerger of South32. “In recent years, we have made great strides towards becoming the most efficient supplier of our chosen commodities and secured productivity gains of nearly... 

Carsten Larsen

By: Anine Kilian     24th October 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Dow manufactures plastics, chemicals and agricultural products for sectors such as electronics, water, energy, agriculture, construction and coatings 

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