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Magazine round up | 01 July 2022 

Updated 4 hours ago A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 01 July 2022

Nothing more important than growing the economy and creating jobs – Cape Town Mayor  

By: Sane Dhlamini     29th June 2022 Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has acknowledged that creating employment and being a jobs-focused and entrepreneur-friendly administration are important measures needed to resuscitate the country’s ailing economy. In an exclusive interview with Polity, the Mayor said he was doing all he could... 

City of Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis
City of Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis discusses his plans and vision for the city. (Camera & editing: Darlene Creamer)

Three South African technologies pitch for Innovate UK funding 

By: Schalk Burger     28th June 2022 During a briefing by energy technology innovation and funding network Innovate UK for technology innovators and entrepreneurs on June 27, three South African technology companies presented their innovations for potential funding from the UK organisation. The three companies also served as... 

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Ducere MD André Reyneke discussing Miser Technologies drivetrain fuel savings and emissions reductions systems and Greenthermo Energy operations director Rearabetswe Dire discussing the company's project to increase production of biodiesel

Magazine round up | 24 June 2022 

24th June 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 24 June 2022

Industry body assures job security for welders  

By: Halima Frost     24th June 2022 Despite a marked increase in the uptake of robotic welding systems, owing to Covid-19 and the fast-tracking of automation, artisanal welding will never be completely replaced, says Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) Certification CEO Herman Potgieter. “The Covid-19 pandemic has played a... 

A man in a ditch welding a water pipe out in the open, which would be inaccessible to a robotic welder
Southern African Institute of Welding Certifications CEO Herman Potgieter discusses the uptake of technology in the welding sector.

Operation Vulindlela making progress in driving priority structural reforms  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st June 2022 The Presidency’s Operation Vulindlela (OV) has made markable process on accelerating implementation of priority structural reforms since its establishment in October 2020. Presidency project management office head Rudi Dicks addressed delegates during the Manufacturing Indaba, held in Sandton on... 

Solar PV panels
Presidency private office director Saul Musker explains how far Operation Vulindlela has come with assisting structural reform

Patel says ‘pragmatic solution’ to be found to localisation-linked renewables delays  

By: Terence Creamer     21st June 2022 Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel reports that government is working to find a “pragmatic solution” to the problem where local-content requirements contained in government’s electricity procurement programmes are delaying the construction of utility scale renewable-energy... 

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel on localising renewables components in a pragmatic way. Camera Work: Shadwyn Dickinson. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 21.06.2022

Magazine round up | 17 June 2022 

17th June 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 17 June 2022

Magazine round up | 10 June 2022 

10th June 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 10 June 2022

Magazine round up | 03 June 2022 

3rd June 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 03 June 2022

IFC backs Naacam in developing automotive supplier ‘matchmaking’ platform  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd June 2022 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has partnered with the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) to develop an automotive “matchmaking” platform, matching the procurement needs of original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier-one suppliers to... 

Naacam CEO Renai Moothilal (bottom left) and IFC regional director Kevin Njiraini (bottom right) alongside partners of the matchmaking platform
Naacam, IFC and AITF discuss an incoming automotive "matchmaking" platform.

Magazine round up | 27 May 2022 

27th May 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 27 May 2022

Construction mafias driving away civil engineering skills  

By: Tracy Hancock     27th May 2022 If the scourge of South Africa’s construction mafias is not soon addressed collaboratively by all stakeholders, the country’s civil engineering industry, which already faces limited job opportunities, will continue to lose the skills needed to deliver vital infrastructure projects, says... 

OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE Citizens depend on the successful roll-out of infrastructure projects, such as the Msikaba bridge project on the new N2 toll road between Port Edward and Umtata, which are vulnerable to disruption by construction mafias
Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry operations manager Lindie Fourie talks about the cumulative effort needed to tackle the issues fuelling the ‘construction mafia’

Local construction sector continues to struggle 

By: Tracy Hancock     27th May 2022 The fragile South African construction sector is being further weakened by the continuing lack of implementation of the infrastructure delivery plan by government, as well as the demand for residential, retail and commercial buildings from the private sector, says diversified infrastructure and... 

THE GROOVE The construction of the 13-storey building for student accommodation is on schedule to be completed by the end of the year, despite inclement weather and ground conditions challenging its completion
Concor CEO Lucas Tseki talks to Engineering News about the state of South Africa’s construction sector

Nampak reports satisfactory but challenging interim period  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th May 2022 JSE-listed Nampak has announced improved trading conditions for the six months ended March 31, in what it says was a challenging period. The period was characterised by robust trading conditions in key markets and Nampak’s Metals businesses were the main contributors to revenue and trading profit... 

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Nampak CEO Erik Smuts outlines the company’s progress in implementing its focus areas during the interim period.

Sanral to restart, wrap up adjudication process on cancelled tenders by end September  

By: Irma Venter     23rd May 2022 The board of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has instructed Sanral management to readvertise and award the R17.47-billion in tenders the board cancelled earlier in May, citing “material irregularities”, within the next four months. Speaking at a media conference in... 

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Sanral chairperson Themba Mhambi talks about the issues identified with the agency's construction bid evaluation process. Video and editing: Kutlwano Matlala

Magazine round up | 20 May 2022 

20th May 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 20 May 2022

JSE enters new era as it builds seamless digital marketplace 

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th May 2022 The JSE is entering a new era as it leverages its wholly owned venture JSE Private Placements (JPP) to build a future-fit capital market delivering a seamless digital marketplace that matches private debt and equity issuers with investors. The JSE, which has been working on the development of the... 

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To watch a video in which JSE capital markets director Valdene Reddy and JSE head of deals and origination Sam Mokorosi speak to Engineering News about the company’s new wholly-owned subsidiary JSE Private Placements, scan the barcode with your phone’s QR reader, or go to Video Reports on wwww.engineeringnews.co.za

Test site provides platform to trial innovations under real mining conditions 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th May 2022 Public–private partnership for innovation the Mandela Mining Precinct’s (MMP’s) test mine is poised to deliver value to mining companies, original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other stakeholders while contributing to the industry’s sustainability. This partnership, aimed at assisting... 

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Mandela Mining Precinct programme manager Jurgens Visser speaking to Engineering News & Mining Weekly about the test mine at Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s Maseve North mine.

Vesconite – the ideal bearing material for many agricultural applications 

13th May 2022 South African wear part and bearings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings produces Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube at its Virginia manufacturing facility in the Free State. 

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Local wear parts and bearings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings highlights the various applications for agricultural bearings and bushings, including the benefits of using Vesconite products in agriculture.

Magazine round up | 13 May 2022 

13th May 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 13 May 2022

Lesedi continues to execute projects in mining industry 

By: Simone Liedtke     12th May 2022 Multi-disciplinary projects organisation Lesedi Nuclear Services is active at clients in the mining sector and has, over the last six years, executed several projects for mining industry clients focusing on support systems in mining processes. These include, among others, a focus on environmental... 

Lesedi continues to execute projects in mining industry
Lesedi Nuclear Services GM Bernhard Wilcocks talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

How the mining sector can unearth SA’s most valuable resource with YES 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 The South African mining industry can play an important part in tackling the country’s unemployment crisis, particularly when it comes to youth employment and the upliftment of mining communities. The Youth Employment Service (YES) partners with mining companies to help them achieve the... 

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The Youth Employment Service partners with mining companies to help achieve objectives detailed in the Mining Charter
Yes4Youth CEO Ravi Naidoo talks to Mining Weekly at Mining Indaba 2022. Video & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Magazine round up | 06 May 2022 

6th May 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 06 May 2022

Magazine round up | 29 April 2022 

29th April 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 29 April 2022

Sandton Pause lounge to keep taxi drivers occupied during off-peak times 

By: Donna Slater     28th April 2022 A “Pause Lounge” was launched at the JR005 taxi rank, in Sandton, on April 28, to provide taxi drivers on off-peak times after the morning rush with a place to rest, relax and pass time while they wait for the afternoon or evening peak times. Outfitted with a pool table, foosball and table... 

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A “Pause Lounge” was launched at the JR005 taxi rank, in Sandton to provide taxi drivers on off-peak times with a place to rest, relax and pass time.

Magazine round up | 22 April 2022 

22nd April 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 22 April 2022

Magazine round up | 15 April 2022 

15th April 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 15 April 2022

Magazine round up | 08 April 2022 

8th April 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 08 April 2022

Steinmüller remains ready for growth in the energy market  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st April 2022 Although Steinmüller Africa has had to scale down its Pretoria West manufacturing facility in recent years to align with lower demand, the company is optimistic about growth prospects going forward as a result of growing momentum in the procurement of new national power generation capacity.... 

Steinmuller Africa executive directors Moso Bolofo, Bodo Haar and Mohamed Khan
Steinmuller Africa director Moso Bolofo discusses the company's sub-Saharan expansion and machinery at its Pretoria West facility

Magazine round up | 01 April 2022 

1st April 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 01 April 2022

Science, technology and innovation must be used for equitable development  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     29th March 2022 Science, technology and innovation have played a key role in the global response to mitigating the Covid-19 pandemic; however, more must be done to ensure that such efforts can be translated into worldwide sustainable development and reaching the United Nations’ (UN’s) Sustainable Development... 

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India Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Minister of State (independent Charge) Dr Jitendra Singh outlines how India is leveraging science and technology to pursue sustainable development goals

Higher realised prices, local demand drives Hulamin’s return to profitability  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th March 2022 JSE-listed aluminium semi-fabricator and supplier Hulamin’s response to the hardships of 2019 and 2020 has paid off with a return to profitability in 2021. The group posted a 760% year-on-year rise in operating profit to R538-million for the year ended December 31, 2021, on the back of... 

Rolled aluminium
Hulamin CEO Richard Jacob unpacks the company's operational performance in 2021

TIPS says broader, engaged development approaches needed to realise just transition projects 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th March 2022 Research institution Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) has unpacked how just energy transition (JET) projects require a different approach to planning, financing and development, away from the traditional model. Addressing delegates during a webinar on March 24, TIPS senior economist... 

TIPS research fellow Sandy Lowitt
TIPS research fellow Sandy Lowitt discusses how just transition energy projects can be classified

Magazine round up | 25 March 2022 

25th March 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 25 March 2022

AfDB to set up facility to support South Africa’s just energy transition  

By: Terence Creamer     24th March 2022 African Development Bank (AfDB) president Dr Akinwumi Adesina says the development finance institution is ready to support South Africa’s transition from coal to renewable energy and announced that a just energy transition facility was being created by the bank to support the country’s transition... 

African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina
African Development Bank president Dr Akinwumi Adesina outlines the bank's commitment to supporting South Africa's just energy transition in address to the fourth South Africa Investment Conference in Johannesburg. Source: SABC. Editing: Nicholas Boyd

Magazine round up | 18 March 2022 

18th March 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 18 March 2022

Libstar emerges from 2021 with focused portfolio, on sound financial footing 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th March 2022 Consumer packaged goods manufacturer Libstar says the year ended December 31, 2021, marked one with unprecedented supply chain disruptions, input cost inflation and economic pressure, but its ‘protection’ strategy has proven fruitful notwithstanding. In the year under review, Libstar... 

Libstar CEO Andries van Rensburg
Libstar CEO Andries van Rensburg shares the outlook the company has on the consumer goods market
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