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African companies are models for ingenuity and innovation – report

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     Updated 3 hours ago Sustainable business models could open up economic opportunities of up to $12-trillion across 60 global hot spots, and contribute to an increase in employment of up to 380-million jobs by 2030, the Business and Sustainable Development Commission’s ‘Better Business, Better World’ report states.... 

Diverse technologies combine to offer ‘smart’ ways of improving farm yields

By: Dylan Slater     24th February 2017 Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan’s science team finds that factors such as information and communications technology (ICT), chemicals, hydroponics and aquaculture inputs are augmenting profits for farmers.  

East London IDZ attracts multibillion-rand investment

By: Dylan Slater     24th February 2017 Since it was established in 2002, the East London Industrial Development Zone (Elidz) has attracted more than R7.3-billion in private-sector investment from 45 investors.  

Treasury seeks to establish budgeting facility for large infrastructure projects

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd February 2017 As South Africa’s government moves to strengthen its budget execution and improve in-year monitoring, while also bolstering infrastructure development, the National Treasury has proposed the establishment of a new facility to optimise large multiyear infrastructure project roll-outs that require... 

Electrifying rural areas offers opportunity for skills development

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd February 2017 African governments’ growing implementation of minigrids to electrify rural areas creates the opportunity for innovation and skills development to operate these grids, Emergent Energy renewable-energy consultant Adele Boadzo says. In a panel discussion on skills development in the energy sector... 

RS Components unveils improved mobile-optimised website to support growing mobile user base

     22nd February 2017 Customers can more easily search, browse and buy anytime, anywhere RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has developed a new and improved website optimised for mobile devices to support its growing mobile user base. The company has seen a... 

ABB Wins $70 Million in Equipment Orders to Expand European Rail Fleets

     22nd February 2017 ABB traction technologies to provide more reliable, energy-efficient trains for rail operators in Switzerland, Sweden and Hungary. ABB has won orders worth $70 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler to supply state-of-the-art traction and onboard power equipment to three European rail... 

Kaytech launches Online CPD-Accredited Lectures

     22nd February 2017 Kaytech has launched a unique service offering: Online CPD lectures on geosynthetics. Industry professionals can now “attend” the lectures, accredited by SAICE, whenever and wherever they like – from the comfort of their own office, home or even waiting to board a flight.  Conducted by renowned... 

RS Components unveils improved mobile-optimised website to support growing mobile user base

     22nd February 2017 RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has developed a new and improved website optimised for mobile devices to support its growing mobile user base. The company has seen a fourfold increase in mobile traffic to its website year on... 

Ewseta, DUT launch EnergyDrive to create awareness of alternative energy sources

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st February 2017 The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) and the Durban University of Technology (DUT) on Tuesday launched the EnergyDrive initiative, to educate rural communities on climate change and alternative energy sources. A custom-designed truck equipped with ten solar... 

Anglo targets further $1bn in cost, volume improvements in 2017

By: Ilan Solomons     21st February 2017 Diversified miner Anglo American is this year seeking an additional $1-billion in incremental net cost and volume improvements, while also aiming to return to an investment-grade credit rating and resume dividend payments. The group has already identified 75% of these targeted net cost and volume... 

Maptek provides resilience during a challenging economic environment

     21st February 2017 Maptek strives to provide inventive, powerful solutions to help mining companies build resilience during periods of economic contraction. At SME in Denver, Colorado this week, Maptek will be sharing insights, whether new techniques for training employees, optimising planning and scheduling, or... 

Eight digital banking scams to lookout for

     21st February 2017 As access to banking services through digital channels continues to grow, so does the need to protect consumers against the prevalence of online banking fraud.   Yolande Steyn, Head of Innovation at FNB says “We view security as an integral part of a seamless online banking experience. Therefore,... 

Free cash rockets to $278m, dividend resumed – AngloGold

By: Martin Creamer     21st February 2017 Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti will resume dividends after lower operating and interest costs helped it nearly double free cash flow to $278-million on lower production. In the 12 months to December 31, AngloGold Ashanti produced 3.6-million ounces of gold across its 17-mine portfolio at a... 

Solar-powered Africa 'never more possible and less expensive' – energy chief

By: Reuters     20th February 2017 A “solar revolution” is coming to Africa, comparable in scale and importance to the rapid surge in mobile phone use on the continent two decades ago, predicts the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency. Fast-dropping costs for solar power, combined with plenty of sun and a huge need... 

African Utility Week Industry Awards include new gas, small scale and ICT categories to reflect evolution of energy and water sectors

     20th February 2017 Nominations are open for top industry professionals and projects   “I know the energy revolution is powering up and ready to take off. We should embrace energy trade with each other”.  With these words Mr Kandeh Yumkella, UN Under-Secretary-General and Former Special Representative of the... 

MAC laments Canada’s declining mining competitiveness

By: Henry Lazenby     17th February 2017 Canada's mining competitiveness is declining, while exploration and mining investment dollars are flowing offshore, a new report by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has found. “Very simply, Canada is not as attractive as it used to be for mineral investment and competition for those dollars... 

African and global airlines enjoyed strong passenger growth last year

By: Keith Campbell     17th February 2017 Last year, African airlines experienced their strongest year of passenger growth since 2012, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. Passenger numbers on international flights within, and to and from, the continent, measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs),... 

Challenging times call for innovation

By: Robyn Wilkinson     17th February 2017 It remains imperative for companies to remain innovative, especially amid the construction industry’s facing a dilemma, with local infrastructure – including power, road, water and sewerage infrastructure – in dire need of upgrading, while very little money is being spent on civil construction... 

Conference hopes to catalyse African energy revolution

By: Nadine James     17th February 2017 The 2017 Africa Energy Indaba will enable African energy sector stakeholders to evaluate opportunities and the means to pursue them that could unlock the continent’s energy potential and spark something of an energy revolution, says Indaba organising company Siyenza. “The African continent has... 

Consumer choices will increasingly drive ‘circular’ manufacturing

By: Schalk Burger     17th February 2017 Manufacturing worldwide is far from adopting circular resource-use principles into the practical reality of its design and distribution streams, but consumer choices can change this reality, says engineering company Aurecon manufacturing market director Tim Plenderleith. Multinational consultancy... 

Digitisation of project management imperative for project success

By: Victor Moolman     17th February 2017 Business management consultant SSG Consulting will continue to focus on project management and execution as its core business this year, with the intent of increasing its drive to further improve operational throughput of organisations and projects by 30% to 50%, despite the challenges facing the... 

Quality key for the construction sector

By: Robyn Wilkinson     17th February 2017 Industry association the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) is taking a proactive role in ensuring that a high level of quality is instituted and maintained throughout the civil engineering and construction sector’s supply chain. 

SA body makes economic case for embracing global electric-vehicle trend

By: Irma Venter     17th February 2017 The Electric Vehicle Industry Association’s (EVIA’s) first goal is to demonstrate to the South African public that they can use electric vehicles (EVs) with confidence, says South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) cleaner mobility programme GM Carel Snyman. The second goal is... 

Riverbed Launches Major Updates to SD-WAN Offering, Delivering a Powerful Cloud Networking Solution for Today’s Digital Enterprise

     16th February 2017 Riverbed SteelConnect is now available for the data center, enabling simplified implementation and scalable solution for large global SD-WAN deployments Riverbed SteelConnect integrated into new SteelHead SD, delivers superior app performance and cloud-grade network agility into a single-device... 

Diversity As A Competitive Advantage In The Workplace

     16th February 2017 Kolosa Madikizela is the recently-appointed Managing Director for Pragma’s African region. She first joined Pragma in 2014 as Cape Regional Manager and has since added considerable value to the company through her extensive knowledge and skill on facilities management and maintenance strategies,... 

Trust in institutions on the decline in South Africa

By: Anine Kilian     15th February 2017 The South African population’s trust in its government, media and business, is in steady decline, according to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer, which was released on Wednesday. The barometer, which measures peoples’ trust in four institutions – government, media, business and nongovernmental... 

Power & Electricity World Africa 2017

     15th February 2017 Africa’s largest power and electricity show - Power & Electricity World Africa 2017 celebrates its 20th anniversary. The show welcomes over 7000 attendees and hosts a mecca of solution providers spanning 3 halls and thousands of square meters. Taking place in Johannesburg South Africa, this is a... 

Spotlight on Omron PID solution at The Solar Show Africa 2017

     15th February 2017 An industry-leading solution to the problem of Potential Induced Degradation (PID), which can slash the output of a solar-power plant by as much as 70%, will take centre stage at The Solar Show Africa 2017 from 28 to 29 March at the Sandton Convention Centre. This leading exhibition and... 

Atlas Copco to acquire Germany-based construction tools business

     15th February 2017 Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has agreed to acquire Erkat Spezialmaschinen und Service GmbH, a manufacturer of drum cutter attachments for excavators.   Erkat is based in Hämbach, Germany, and has sales and service locations worldwide.  The company makes... 

Rise of robotics and AI discussed at Davos 2017

     13th February 2017 The hot topic of the rise of robotics and its impact on global workforces was again discussed at the latest Davos WEF this year. As Brexit and the US presidential inauguration emphasized the increased volatility of a world in economic and political flux, leaders have highlighted the pursuit of... 

Wits University launches first annual CEFF Digital Innovation Challenge

     13th February 2017 The Wits Campus Personal Navigator Challenge aims to develop innovative systems to assist students with visual and physical disabilities to independently navigate Wits’ vast campus   An exciting new initiative is calling on developers and entrepreneurs with innovative ideas on how to solve the... 

VanadiumCorp inks MoU to produce vanadium electrolyte

By: Henry Lazenby     11th February 2017 TSX-V-listed VanadiumCorp Resource has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Quebec-based industrial company Electrochem Technologies & Materials to collaborate on the development of metallurgical and electrochemical technologies to produce vanadium electrolyte (VE) directly... 

Call made for intervention to sustain Gauteng’s key industrial heartland

By: Dylan Slater     10th February 2017 Travelling about 60 km south of Johannesburg through Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark, a general state of decay is visible in the once thriving industrial heartland known as the Vaal Triangle.  

Going beyond the Limits to Growth debate

By: Saliem Fakir     10th February 2017 The Limits to Growth (LTG) thesis was developed in the 1970s by a group of experts collectively called the Club of Rome. They used a computer (at that time, they did not have sufficient data or the computing power that we have today) model to link exponential population growth, income/gross... 

New CSIR chief intends building on ‘excellent work’ of predecessors

By: Keith Campbell     10th February 2017 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has announced its new CEO. He is Dr Thulani Dlamini, a chemist. His previous job was VP: Strategic Research and Technology at petrochemical group Sasol. He has worked at the CSIR before, from 2005 to 2011, when he joined Sasol, initially... 

Plastics training crucial for the automotive industry

     10th February 2017 In light of the growing trend within the automotive industry to increase dependency on plastic components and the greater demand this places on employers to train, upskill and transfer skills to employees in South Africa, local plastics industry representative Plastics|SA has been playing an... 

S Africa to keep pace with automotive technology advances

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th February 2017 With American analyst firm Gartner predicting that there will be a quarter of a billion connected vehicles on the road globally by 2020, equipped with new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, asset and vehicle tracking solutions company Ctrack, part of Inseego Corp, says cars... 

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