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Draft of delayed water resources review by September, says DG 

By: Jean McKenzie     7th May 2012 The delay in the review of South Africa’s National Water Resources Strategy had emerged as a key concern for the Department of Water Affairs (DWA), director-general Maxwell Sirenya said at a Water Institute of Southern Africa conference in Cape Town on Monday. But a draft of review, which was... 

Nine bidders vie for Transnet electric-locomotive order 

By: Terence Creamer     7th May 2012 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has confirmed the receipt of nine bids in response to a request for proposals (RFP) for the purchase of 95 electric locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) general freight business. The electric locomotives are expected to be delivered to TFR... 

Amid project financing warning, Motlanthe e-toll committee is launched 

By: Sapa     4th May 2012 Decisions taken on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) will have implications for how future infrastructure projects are financed, Minister Collins Chabane said on Friday. It was necessary to guard against decisions and actions that might impact negatively "on our track record in the... 

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By: Site Administrator     4th May 2012 Tenders arising from state arm procurement agency Armscor 

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By: Site Administrator     4th May 2012 Tender work arising from state contracts  

Procurement institute aims to set up Africa body

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     4th May 2012 International procurement and supply organisation the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) reports it plans to expand its local presence by launching CIPS Africa. 

Remaining leg of Gautrain route to open ‘sometime in May’

By: Irma Venter     4th May 2012 Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe is hopeful the remaining leg of the Gautrain route, running between Rosebank station and Park station, in downtown Johannesburg, will open “some time in May”. 

South Africa’s aerospace and defence showcase already fully booked

By: Keith Campbell     4th May 2012 All the exhibition space for the 2012 edition of South Africa’s and Africa’s premier air show and defence exhibition, Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD), which will take place in September, has already been sold. By comparison, by April 2010 only 60% of the exhibition space for that year’s AAD... 

Airbus Military to keep A400M work packages in South Africa, markets C295 aircraft

By: Keith Campbell     4th May 2012 Airbus Military is busy renegotiating its A400M military airlift aeroplane industrial work packages with South African companies Denel Aerostructures (DAe) and Aerosud. “Our idea is to maintain those packages in South Africa,” assures Airbus Military senior VP commercial Antonio Rodriguez-Barberán.  

Sanral respects e-toll judgment 

By: Sapa     3rd May 2012 The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is still studying a ruling by the High Court in Pretoria which brought the Gauteng e-tolling project to a halt, it said on Wednesday. "Sanral, together with the department of transport, has noted the judgment handed down by the North Gauteng [High]... 

Indian President's visit to boost business in SA 

By: Sapa     2nd May 2012 A business delegation accompanying India's president to South Africa will further explore business opportunities in the country, India's President Pratibha Patil said on Wednesday. "President Zuma and I will be participating in the business forum tomorrow [Thursday] to listen to the views of... 

Indian President Patil to visit SA

By: Natasha Odendaal     30th April 2012 Indian President Pratibha Patil will arrive in South Africa on Wednesday for a State visit aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between South Africa and India. The two emerging countries have, over the past two decades, concluded a number of bilateral agreements encompassing, besides other... 

Atterbury launches R25bn property

By: Dimakatso Motau     27th April 2012 The Atterbury Property Group launched its R25-billion Waterfall Business Estate (WBE), a 1,6-million m2 mixed-use commercial development, in Midrand, on March 28. 

27/04/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th April 2012 Prehistoric worms found deep in a Free State gold mine may hold the key to South Africa’s acid mine water problem; South Africans have been appointed to advise the government of Cameroon on the development of its mining industry; and the Gautrain Management Agency is studying the economic... 

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By: Site Administrator     27th April 2012 Tenders arising from state arm procurement agency Armscor 

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By: Site Administrator     27th April 2012 Tender work arising from state contracts  

South African property recovery failed to take off in 2011

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th April 2012 South Africa’s commercial real estate market maintained modest growth over 2011, producing a 10.4% total return according to the South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) and performance analysis company Investment Property Databank’s (IPD’s) yearly South Africa Property Index report.... 

Nissan seeks to extend reach into SA’s luxury market

By: Irma Venter     27th April 2012 In a move to expand its product offering into all segments of the new vehicle market, Nissan South Africa (Nissan SA) will bring the luxury Infiniti brand to domestic showrooms. 

Brazilian and Chilean navies interested in SA missile programmes

By: Keith Campbell     27th April 2012 The Commander of the Brazilian Navy has confirmed that his service is interested in cooperating with South Africa in missile development. "We are beginning to discuss with Denel some joint missile development projects," stated Fleet Admiral Julio Soares de Moura Neto in Cape Town, where he was... 

Gautrain rapid rail link, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     26th April 2012 Gautrain operator Bombela has started demonstration running of trains to Park station, in downtown Johannesburg. 

Lom Pangar hydroelectric project, Cameroon

By: Sheila Barradas     26th April 2012 The proposed Lom Pangar hydroelectric project involves the construction of a reservoir dam in Cameroon’s East Province. 

Company Announcement: Clover Expands Executive Team

25th April 2012 Appointment Of Elton Bosch As A Director of Clover South Africa 

SA air and defence showcase fully booked out with 5 months to go

By: Keith Campbell     20th April 2012 All the exhibition space for the 2012 edition of South Africa’s and Africa’s premier air show and defence exhibition, Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD), which will take place in September, has already been sold. By comparison, by April 2010 only 60% of the exhibition space for that year’s AAD... 

Transnet in talks with car groups on East London, Rosslyn rail deal 

By: Terence Creamer     20th April 2012 Transnet CEO Brian Molefe says the State-owned freight logistics group is in talks with luxury car manufacturers Mercedes-Benz and BMW on a new transport plan that could increase the number of vehicles transported domestically by rail. Currently, vehicles produced at Mercedes-Benz South Africa’s... 

20/04/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th April 2012 South Africans are spearheading a new mining thrust in bauxite-rich West Africa; Gold is supplying a missing piece in South Africa’s quest to regrow its industrialisation base; and Eskom intends taking the power of the sun to a new level in South Africa’s scorching hot Northern Cape.  

ARMSCOR

By: Site Administrator     20th April 2012 Tenders arising from state arm procurement agency Armscor 

STATE

By: Site Administrator     20th April 2012 Tender work arising from state contracts  

Skills training a success

By: Chantelle Kotze     20th April 2012 Nuclear energy research and development company the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has seen an almost twofold increase in the number of people enrolled in its skills development programme over the past three years. 

Organic fuels company plans to partner with Eskom 

By: Gia Costella     20th April 2012 Organic fuel manufacturer Liquifire Organic Fuel plans to partner with State-owned power utility Eskom in the near future to provide alternative fuel and lighting sources to poverty-stricken areas, CEO William Haywood tells Engineering News. 

Chess project aiming to improve maths, science performance of learners

By: Kelvin Kemm     20th April 2012 Grandmaster Garry Kasparov, a legend in the world of chess, has just completed another visit to South Africa as a guest of Pretoria-based chess-in-education project, Moves for Life (MFL). The objective of MFL is to improve maths and science performance in schools by introducing chess to as many... 

Gautrain passenger audit shows women are key customers

By: Irma Venter     20th April 2012 Around 60% of Gautrain passengers are women, says Bombela spokesperson Kelebogile Machaka. And, when looking at the racial breakdown, 45% of passengers are white, 12% are Asian, and 35% black. 

Gautrain rapid rail link, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th April 2012 The Gautrain Management Agency is hopeful the remaining leg of the Gautrain route will open “some time in May”. 

Airbus Military marketing C295 to SA for transport, patrol roles 

By: Keith Campbell     17th April 2012 European aerospace and defence company Airbus Military has brought its C295 twin turboprop aircraft to South Africa to be demonstrated to the South African Air Force (SAAF) and other branches of the South African National Defence Force. The company is competing to fulfill the SAAF’s requirements... 

Airbus confirms it will keep A400M work packages in South Africa

By: Keith Campbell     17th April 2012 Airbus Military is busy renegotiating its A400M military airlift aeroplane industrial work packages with South African companies Denel Aerostructures (DAe) and Aerosud. “Our idea is to maintain those packages in South Africa,” Airbus Military senior VP commercial Antonio Rodriguez-Barberán told... 

Final Gautrain link may open in May, says Van der Merwe

By: Irma Venter     16th April 2012 Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO Jack van der Merwe is hopeful the remaining leg of the Gautrain route, running between Rosebank station and Park station, in downtown Johannesburg, will open “some time in May”. “The contractor still has some work to do to bring the water ingress to within... 

Brazilian Navy starting missile development talks with Denel

By: Keith Campbell     13th April 2012 The Commander of the Brazilian Navy has confirmed to Engineering News Online that his service is interested in cooperating with South Africa in missile development. "We are beginning to discuss with Denel some joint missile development projects," stated Fleet Admiral Julio Soares de Moura Neto... 

SAAF Mobile Deployment Wing core to air defence and peacekeeping missions

By: Keith Campbell     13th April 2012 The aircraft may get all the attention, and they may be the reason for the existence of the South African Air Force (SAAF), but the flying squadrons could not function effectively or efficiently without the support of a wide variety of ground units. 

STATE

By: Site Administrator     13th April 2012 Tender work arising from state contracts  

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