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Tourism could be SA’s leading employer

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Tourism has proved to be the easiest, most efficient way worldwide of increasing employment and stimulating economic growth. With the right infrastructure, the South African tourism industry could become the country’s leading employer, reports Tourism Johannesburg executive director Keith... 

‘Gloves-off, hands-on’ tourism workshop

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 MEASURES to assist emerging tourism entrepreneurs gain access to the mainstream industry could finally become a reality following a pledge by Michael Farr of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa to tackle the matter at a national level. Speaking at a provincial workshop in Cape Town... 

Campaign to minimise building waste

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 TEN waste-disposal and recycling sites are being established by the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) in the UK to demonstrate how 50-million tons of waste produced by builders each year can be minimised. In a determined campaign to show how environmental and... 

Athletes’ village reaches halfway mark

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Sport infrastructure development in preparation for the seventh All Africa Games (AAG) to be held in Johannesburg in September is on track, with 300 units of the athletes’ village, to be known as the Village of the Stars, completed last month, reports games services GM Imtiaz Abdullah. The... 

Tourism development areas identified by study

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 The development of tourism infrastructure to support and stimulate tourism development and economic growth in South Africa may be on the cards following the completion of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism’s infrastructure review in support of tourism development, reports... 

Bridge to ‘Newtown’ and new city

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 OVER the next 18 months, the Johannesburg council hopes to make progress on the creation of two new access points into Newtown on the western side of the city in one of its first real attempts to begin reviving the central business district. The precinct, together with Ellis Park on the eastern... 

Light on horizon from UK solar developments

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Communities in the world’s poorest countries and in the most developed nations alike are benefiting from UK-developed technology improvements that help to turn sunshine into electrical power more economically and reliably than ever before. These developments are bringing power to the people... 

Launch of integrated messaging system

By: System Author     26th March 1999 An integraded fax and e-mail messaging system has been launched by telecom company Orion Telecom to provide users with cost-effective messaging solutions. Known as eM@X, the system allows a single message to be fully personalised (mail-merged) and broadcast from a standard PC to any number of fax... 

An invitation to come up and see the lab . . .

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Government-approved inspection authority Innovative Inspection Services (IIS) has been making use of an independent laboratory, Implabs, from Boksburg, for the past 18 months. Work has mainly been done on weld procedures and material analysis, reports Implabs section head: mechanical testing Mark... 

Southern African free trade by January?

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Steady progress is being made towards the establishment of a free trade area (FTA) for the Southern African Development Community (SADC). A deal could be signed, ratified and implemented by as early as January 1 next year, Engineering News can today report. Two trade negotiating forums have... 

Diesel vehicle emission-control campaign

By: System Author     26th March 1999 IN a move likely to affect thousands of diesel-powered trucks, the Cape Metropolitan Council (CMC) has launched a diesel vehicle emission- control campaign to improve the quality of air for people in the area. Sparked by recommendations of the Brown Haze Report produced by the Energy Research... 

Lasers for process control

By: System Author     26th March 1999 In the industrial environment, new technology is constantly in demand and, as a result, the laser was designed, bearing in mind the harsh conditions under which instrumentation has to work. The Lasermeter range manufactured by Laser Measurement has proved itself over the past number of years in... 

SA can now drink its fog

By: System Author     26th March 1999 A project to build a fog-collecting system which provides drinkable water to Tshanowa Junior Primary, located in the Soutpansberg mountains in the Northern Province, was completed this month. Funded by the Water Research Commission (WRC), this project served as a pilot project aimed at assessing... 

Step-by-step guide to world markets

By: System Author     19th March 1999 The first edition of a long-awaited exporter’s manual has been launched by the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI). The JCCI exporter’s manual was compiled to encourage new and existing businesses to realise the advantages of trading wisely into world markets, and to... 

Tourism infrastructure audit 70% complete

By: System Author     19th March 1999 The chief directorate of tourism in the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism is well advanced in an audit of the country’s tourism infrastructure, Engineering News can today report. “The infrastructure audit is 70% complete – we’re now looking at the finer... 

Assist value-added exporters – Mac

By: System Author     19th March 1999 South Africa’s proposed ports strategy is characterised by a growth versus redistribution theme, stated Transport Minister Mac Maharaj at the sixth national maritime conference held in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, earlier this month. Indicating that he was disturbed by this trend, Maharaj pointed... 

Cheap products flood SA timber market

By: System Author     19th March 1999 Although the lifting of sanctions was greeted with jubilation by many South African manufacturers, few anticipated the problem of cheap products flooding the market, points out Timber Products Exporters’ Association (TPEA) executive secretary Nora Hill. Funded by contributions from its 24... 

New Jhb paint-finishing facility

By: System Author     19th March 1999 A completely-new semi-automated paint-finishing facility has been installed at the Johannesburg assembly plant of SEW Eurodrive. The additions were made without interruption or changes to the assembly lines, and will improve production output for the smaller to medium sizes of geared motors. The... 

SA’s first waste-by-rail station opens

By: System Author     19th March 1999 South Africa’s first containerised waste-by-rail transfer and transport station has been officially opened in Knysna on the southern Cape coast. It is seen as a test case by many of the surrounding municipalities, such as Plettenberg Bay and George, which have all shown great interest in... 

Go downstream, SA wire-makers urged

By: System Author     12th March 1999 The formation of a wire cluster in South Africa could see value being added to the 327 000 t or 40% of all locally-produced wire rod, which is being exported from South Africa in primary form at present. Only around 153 000 t of secondary wire products are being exported at present, while 19% of... 

SA vehicles to get laser IDs in R2,7m project

By: System Author     12th March 1999 A R2,7-million grant has been awarded to CSIR from the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology’s innovation fund to apply multiple-parts marking to the national car park using laser-marking technology for crime prevention. The project is being undertaken in conjunction with the... 

Big job-creating projects push

By: System Author     12th March 1999 Twelve manufacturing project ideas worth an estimated R2,6-billion have been identified by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for immediate further action following extensive scoping studies. The projects have been prioritised from a bank of some 200 employment-intensive projects... 

Defence equipment puzzle falls into place

By: System Author     5th March 1999 Walking along the hallways where Armscor’s top management resides, one almost expects a respectful silence. Instead, the rooms are abuzz with hot discussions revolving around the arms programme. With the preferred bidders for the various weapons platforms an-nounced, financing and technical... 

Specialised test facilities determine risk

By: System Author     5th March 1999 The vehicle-test facility which is part of Gerotek Test Facilities has been awarded a second contract to the tune of R1,4-million by the Department of Transport for a training programme for taxi drivers. Initially established by Armscor to assist it in the procurement and marketing of armaments,... 

Defence firm reacts to Asian onslaught

By: System Author     5th March 1999 Although powerful enough to stop an army in its tracks, the armour and artillery systems manufactured by LIW – best known for the G5, G6 and Rooikat – could not protect the company against the effects of the ‘Asian flu’. The Far East and Middle East represented LIW’s... 

SA becoming a truck dumping ground

By: System Author     5th March 1999 Illegal or ‘grey’ imports of heavy and medium vehicles are beginning to wreak havoc on the South African industry, Engineering News can today report. The problem has arisen as a result of the severely depressed market for commercial vehicles in Asia, following the meltdown of those... 

South Africa’s links with Belgium grow

By: System Author     5th March 1999 Oovershadowed, perhaps, by neighbours Germany, France and – across the Channel – the UK, Belgium is nevertheless a valuable and growing trading partner for South Africa, and one with whom this country runs a nice trade surplus. “We always run a trade deficit with South Africa... 

Mabopane freeway construction well under way

By: System Author     5th March 1999 CONSTRUCTION is well under way on the Mabopane freeway (road P200-1), north of Pretoria, using a combination of conventional and emerging contractors, and completion is expected well ahead of schedule. Other contracts have also been awarded in the Klipfontein/Kruisfontein area south of Soshanguve... 

The future vision for world energy initiatives

By: System Author     5th March 1999 Although current fossil fuel resources are sufficient to sustain global economic growth well into the next century and will be used in increasing quantities, severe environmental, economic and technological challenges may well follow unless pollution control measures are employed and steps are... 

New hot seat for G-force simulation

By: System Author     5th March 1999 A new flight simulator seat that re-creates the effects of G-force and offers a more realistic flying experience will be used to train UK fighter pilots. Designed by Cranfield College of Aeronautics, the technology is now being commercially manufactured by Cranfield Aerospace in Bedford, Southern... 

Big haul needed for local locomotives

By: System Author     5th March 1999 A whopping R31,5- billion is required to replace all of South Africa’s existing fleet of commuter trains, which will be redundant in 15 years time if they are not upgraded, South African Rail Commuter Corporation (SARCC) rolling stock technology service chief engineer Bill Potgieter reveals... 

In-motion weighing system accredited

By: System Author     5th March 1999 Assized accreditation for use in trade, in . terms of the Trade Metrology Act 77 of 1973, has been awarded to the Datarail 100, an in-motion weighing system which was developed and produced by Kya Sand company SA Automation. This status was acquired in November 1998 and effectively permits the... 

Forestry firm seeks enviro certification

By: System Author     26th February 1999 In an effort to meet increasing customer demands for environmental quality assurance and increase its export market, the South African Forestry Company (Safcol) is seeking to become one of the first local forestry companies to be ISO 14001 accredited, reports forest-engineering senior manager... 

New semi-trailer tested

By: System Author     26th February 1999 Atest model 14-pallet Afrit beverage semi-trailer has been handed over to Coca-Cola bottler and distributor Sabco for evaluation purposes. The trailer was developed and manufactured by Van de Wetering Engineering, Pretoria, with maximum payload and ease of operation at minimal running costs being... 

World-class mill offers expandability

By: System Author     26th February 1999 The vision for the Kliprivier, Gauteng, mill was to provide not only much-needed additional grind and finishing channel capacity, but also to build a world-class facility with easy expandability, that can provide for African Products’ future local and export requirements, reports African... 

Swaziland fridge manufacturer cools costs

By: System Author     26th February 1999 Swaziland refrigerator-manufacturing group Masterfridge has embarked on the second phase of its three-part profitability plan. CEO Geoff Mangan reports that, in the first phase, ending in December last year, the company’s overdraft was reduced by R14-million through the implementation of a... 

First phase of road K4 north of Pta complete

By: System Author     26th February 1999 THE first phase of road K4, which provides access to a new residential area in Shoshanguve north of Pretoria, is complete. This new road will be about 4,5 km long, with an interchange from the PWV9 freeway between Pretoria and Mabopane. It provides direct access to new infrastructure and formal... 

Majuba conveyor feasible

By: System Author     26th February 1999 STUDIES to date have shown that the transportation of coal by rail or conveyor to Majuba power station near Volksrust in Mpumalanga will definitely be economically feasible, provided the volume of coal transported is large enough. Due to lower-than-expected growth in electricity demand, the... 

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