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The First World is impeding African agriculture 

By: Kelvin Kemm     15th June 2012 I was invited to a congress of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), which took place in Pretoria.  

Russian and South African nuclear companies strengthen ties

By: Keith Campbell     15th June 2012 Rusatom Overseas, the international arm of Russia’s State-owned nuclear energy group Rosatom, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa). The MoU lays the foundation for the development of joint business projects in, for example, the... 

Police chief Cele axed – Zuma 

By: Sapa     12th June 2012 General Bheki Cele has been dismissed as national police chief, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. "I have decided to release General Cele from his duties," Zuma told reporters in Pretoria.  

Black-owned property loan stock company lists on JSE 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     11th June 2012 Black-owned property loan stock company Ascension Properties made its debut on the JSE on Monday. The company listed its A-linked and B-linked units at R3.80 and R1.90 for each linked unit.  

South African biotechnology firm works on cancer breakthrough

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th June 2012 The South African Cancer Association (Cansa) estimates that at least 100 000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the country each year. This equates to a lifetime risk of one in six persons being diagnosed. Cansa head of health Professor Michael Herbst says the 2004 data from the National Cancer... 

State

By: Site Administrator     8th June 2012 Tender work arising from state contracts  

State Miscellaneous

By: Site Administrator     8th June 2012 Tenders arising from a range public sector sectors 

Armscor

By: Site Administrator     8th June 2012 Tenders arising from state arm procurement agency Armscor 

Pretoria hospital installs MRI system

8th June 2012 A new magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) machine, which will find application in paediatric care, oncology, neurospinal injury work, and musculo-skeletal and whole body imaging, was installed at the Life Little Company of Mary (LCM) Hospital, in Groenkloof, Pretoria. 

South African biotechnology firm works on cancer breakthrough 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th June 2012 The South African Cancer Association (Cansa) estimates that at least 100 000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the country each year. This equates to a lifetime risk of one in six persons being diagnosed. 

Company Announcement: May 2012 NAAMSA Retail Sales

4th June 2012 Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa's Response 

Eskom, TIA call for ocean-energy innovation bids

By: Terence Creamer     1st June 2012 The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and State-owned power utility Eskom launched an ‘open innovation challenge’ on Friday, through which they hope to stimulate the development of commercially viable ocean-current-energy technologies. Submissions are being sought from inventors, small and... 

Job creation still a problem – govt report 

By: Sapa     1st June 2012 Job creation initiatives across government departments remain a challenge, according to a mid-term report tabled on Friday. While "possibly over 350,000 jobs" were created last year, employment levels are still below those of 2008, before the recession, according to the 'Mid-Term Review of the... 

01/06/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st June 2012 A new fluorspar start-up is the third mining company to nail its beneficiation colours firmly to its business mast; An Australian company is preparing to mine phosphates off Namibia’s ocean floor; and US legislators have visited Sasol’s mines in South Africa to view new life-saving technology for... 

Budget car market blows hot amid warnings of economic headwinds

By: Irma Venter     1st June 2012 In January 2005, a litre of unleaded petrol cost R4.22 in Gauteng. In January 2008, it had escalated to R7.33, and in May this year to R12.05. At this latest price, driving a fuel guzzler using 10 l/ 100 km for 400 km a month would add up to a bill of R482, compared with R241 a month, driving a... 

Fluorspar start-up is third miner to fly beneficiation flag

By: Martin Creamer     1st June 2012 In Twitter parlance, beneficiation is trending. New fluorspar-explorer-turned-mine-developer and aspirant fluorochemicals producer SepFluor is the third South African mining company in as many months to nail its beneficiation colours firmly to its business mast. 

State

By: Site Administrator     1st June 2012 Tender work arising from state contracts  

State Miscellaneous

By: Site Administrator     1st June 2012 Tenders arising from a range public sector sectors 

University of Limpopo looking to expand student housing 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     1st June 2012 The University of Limpopo has invited interested and capable parties to submit proposals for the construction of student residences at its Turfloop and Medunsa campuses on a public-private partnership (PPP) concept. 

Third renewables bid window will open only after review 

By: Terence Creamer     1st June 2012 The South African government announced last month that 19 companies had been selected as preferred bidders during the second bidding window for the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP), which closed on March 5. A total of 79 bids were submitted by the deadline,... 

Budget car market blows hot amid warnings of economic headwinds

By: Irma Venter     1st June 2012 In January 2005, a litre of unleaded petrol cost R4.22 in Gauteng. In January 2008, it had escalated to R7.33, and in May this year to R12.05. 

SA energy group lends its weight to solar car race

By: Irma Venter     1st June 2012 South Africa’s solar car race finally has a title sponsor. The JSE-listed Sasol has announced that it will be the main sponsor of the biennial race, to be held for the third time in September this year. 

SPACE SAFARI

1st June 2012 South Africans have laid some claim to to the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in the US, on May 22. The reason? Internet billionaire Elon Musk, who was born in Pretoria, in 1971, and matriculated at Pretoria Boys High School, leads the company. He left the country... 

Real Economy Report  

31st May 2012 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, or CSIR, has many important facilities. The Mechanical Testing Laboratory is one of them. Keith Campbell reports. 

Armscor

By: Site Administrator     30th May 2012 Tenders arising from state arm procurement agency Armscor 

Company Announcement: MINI opens first stand-alone dealership in South Africa

29th May 2012 Hot on the heels of its 10th anniversary, the MINI brand in South Africa recently also celebrated the opening of its first exclusive dealership.  

Armscor

By: Site Administrator     25th May 2012 Tenders arising from state arm procurement agency Armscor 

Monitoring, access control solution installed

25th May 2012 Technical building solutions company Honeywell Building Solutions (HBS) has been awarded a contract by construction company Liviero to upgrade the South African Military Health Services (SAMHS) facility in Pretoria. 

Gautrain mulls aligning operating hours with province’s ‘vibrant nightlife’ 

By: Schalk Burger     25th May 2012 The possibility of running later operating hours on Fridays and Saturdays between the Gautrain end-points of Park station, in Johannesburg, and Hatfield station, in Pretoria, has been mooted to enable users to partake in the vibrant nightlife of the two cities, says Gautrain operator Bombela... 

Public−private partnerships form part of infrastructure plans – Gigaba

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd May 2012 Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday that private−public partnerships and public−public partnerships would form part of government’s infrastructure investment plans. Speaking at fourth Tshwane International Trade and Infrastructure Investment Conference, in Pretoria, he... 

Company Announcement: Southern Africa Transport Conference focuses on solutions to improve transport challenges

22nd May 2012 International experts from Singapore, the Netherlands, the United States and Nigeria as well as local transport professionals will be providing insight into how to improve transport in Southern Africa at the 31st Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) taking place from 9th to 12th July 2012... 

Solar PV, wind dominate again as second window renewables bidders are named 

By: Terence Creamer     21st May 2012 The South African government announced on Monday that 19 companies had been selected as preferred bidders during the second bidding window for the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP), which closed on March 5. A total of 79 bids were submitted by the deadline,... 

Armscor

By: Site Administrator     18th May 2012 Tenders arising from state arm procurement agency Armscor 

Gautrain rapid rail link, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     18th May 2012 The Gauteng Management Agency has said that the issue of excessive water ingress in the tunnel between Park station and Rosebank station on the Gautrain system “remains unresolved”. 

Sasol backs solar car race, SA to host record attempt 

By: Irma Venter     17th May 2012 South Africa’s solar car race finally has a title sponsor. The JSE-listed Sasol announced on Thursday that it would be the main sponsor of the biennial race, to be held for the third time in September this year.  

ID smartcards by next elections 

By: Sapa     17th May 2012 Smart ID cards could be in use by the next general election, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said in Pretoria on Thursday. She said some South Africans would be using the smart card instead of the green identity book by 2014. 

Company Announcement: Chevrolet UTE Force bakkies bring 100 000 people permanent fresh water

14th May 2012 Chevrolet's 3?4 ton light utility bakkies and the UTE-Force, the team of skilled professionals completing missions for communities that need them most, have brought permanent fresh water to more than 100 000 people in Mooiplaas, near Pretoria.  

STATE

By: Site Administrator     11th May 2012 Tender work arising from state contracts  

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