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Bloem gets ready for private prison

By: System Author     7th April 2000 A concession contract was signed this month between the Ikwezi Consortium and the Department of Correctional Services for the establishment of a new prison in Bloemfontein. 

Firms advised to be proactive

By: System Author     31st March 2000 IT Security 

Focus on IT security increasing

By: System Author     31st March 2000 IT security 

Merger creates virtual security and transaction company

By: System Author     31st March 2000 IT security 

New applications for wireless technology

By: System Author     31st March 2000 Developments to Watch 

Maiden voyage for South Africa’s marine showcase

By: System Author     24th March 2000 The first international showcase for South Africa’s maritime business sector, Maritme Africa 2000, is on course for a successful ‘maiden voyage’. 

New Act reinvents apprenticeship model

By: System Author     24th March 2000 The reinvention of the apprenticeship model is expected to be welcomed by all industries. 

Prisons spawn electronic opportunities

By: System Author     24th March 2000 The South African government’s Department of Public Works to approve the use of local companies to install integrated electronic security systems in all new prisons has saved the SA taxpayer R30-million. 

Housing, Western Cape

By: System Author     24th March 2000 In one of the largest housing projects in Franschhoek valley 155 homes are to be constructed on a working wine farm 

Manuel puts redistribution back on the agenda

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Building the Nation 

More systems engineering for the police

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Tech Track 

Driving licence card made forge-proof

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Factory File 

Crossing the entrepreneurial hump

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Tech Track 

Lottery may spawn R1bn investment

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 National lottery operator Uthingo reports that investment into its lottery infrastructure could be as much as R1-billion once completed in two years. 

IT web to facilitate real-time electricity trading in SADC

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 The Southern African Power Pool is planning to overlay its electricity trading environment with a $15-million IT web that will facilitate real-time, cross-border power-broking throughout the SADC. 

Operating system designed for business

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 The launch of Windows 2000 in February reportedly represents the first significant step towards integrating the Internet into an operating system that is designed especially for business. 

South Africa’s newest billionaire talks to us

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 In 1996, young Capetonian Mark Shuttleworth saw a gap in the emerging Internet market and went about filling it, so effectively that he is set to earn himself R3,5-billion. 

South African cotton in decline

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 Despite good climatic conditions prevailing in all the production areas, South Africa will produce about 51% less cotton than last year. 

Electrical installation, Western Cape

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Tenders are invited for electrical installation in a new office building at Cape Town International Airport. 

Prison window of opportunity

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Canadians arrived from Quebec this month with a jail window that prisoners are unable to saw through even if they try continuously for three weeks, changing the blade every four minutes. 

R60m Wonderboom airport upgrade

By: System Author     25th February 2000 A R60-million upgrade and development programme is set to take off at the Wonderboom airport in Pretoria. 

Looking back at 30 high-tech years

By: System Author     17th February 2000 Hitech Briefs 

India eyeing deal with SA petrochemical giant

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Top Indian official, coal secretary SS Boparai, is to recommend to the Indian government that it should explore the possibility of a joint venture with South African petrochemical giant Sasol. 

Shopping around for improved logistics

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

R15-million expansion at Lanseria

By: System Author     4th February 2000 Road, rail & airport infrastructure 

Communication equipment, countrywide

By: System Author     4th February 2000 The Universal Service Agency has invited two tenders. 

Dragons continue to threaten this fair damsel

By: System Author     4th February 2000 Building the Nation 

‘SA can still lead in technology’

By: System Author     28th January 2000 An emerging business is hoping to prove that it is still possible for South Africans to be inventive and become world leaders in technology development and application. 

Championing the cause of technology

By: System Author     28th January 2000 A new company, linked to the CSIR, is seeking to identify, select and develop locally-conceived technologies and convert them into stand-alone businesses. 

Govt’s fiscal jumble needs Mambo No 5

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Building the Nation 

Hi-tech imaging solutions for industry

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Hitech Briefs 

Advances in science and high-tech

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Hitech Briefs 

How you can get hold of R2bn worth of govt help

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Existing and new South African companies of all sizes can avail themselves of more than R2-billion in government funds through some 50 schemes in support of exports, innovation, manufacture and more. 

Bright sparks for the new millennium

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Electrically Speaking 

SA steel still going to US

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Steel producer Iscor reports that it is still able to market its products in the US market despite steps already taken against it in a pending anti-dumping suit concerning cold-rolled steel exports. 

Facelift of Jhb CBD continues

By: System Author     10th December 1999 The rejuvenation of Johannesburg’s central business district continues with the R4-million refurbishment of Ampros’ 222 Smit street building by architectural glazing specialist L&D Enterprises. 

Locomotive company being liquidated

By: System Author     10th December 1999 The liquidation of Bessinger Locomotives has been hampered by the departure of the company’s director to the UK. 

R3,5-billion prisons catch on

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Top Prison Projects 

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