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    1. SA steel demand set to grow over next decade

      Explore Engineering News (Dec 12 2014)

      SA steel demand set to grow over next decade

      The government’s substantial infrastructure programme outlined in the National Development Plan is expected to drive demand for steel over the next decade, says Department of Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina. He told over 250 delegates to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)/South Africa Workshop on Steelmaking Raw Materials, in Cape Town, that he expected steel demand, both upstream and downstream, to grow between 6% and 10% a over the next decade.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry

    2. Treasury issues RFP to revamp legacy financial management system

      Explore Engineering News (Nov 28 2014)

      Treasury issues RFP to revamp legacy financial management system

      South Africa’s National Treasury on Friday reissued its amended request for proposal (RFP) for the five-year multibillion-rand project to replace the legacy systems currently in use with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for an integrated financial management system (IFMS).

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      Mentions:   South Africa   National Treasury

    3. Wind energy a pillar of Danish investment in South Africa

      Explore Engineering News (Nov 4 2014)

      Wind energy a pillar of Danish investment in South Africa

      Danish companies are keen to set up a green hub on renewable energy in South Africa, with an eye on developing markets into Southern Africa, Danish Minister of Trade and Development Cooperation Morgens Jensen has told Engineering News Online. He said he saw tremendous opportunity in South Africa, particularly in terms of wind energy, but that Danish companies needed to expand into Africa to make their investments worthwhile.

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      Mentions:   Australia   Africa   South Africa

    4. Advisers appointed for Gautrain extension feasibility study

      Explore Engineering News (Oct 14 2014)

      Advisers appointed for Gautrain extension feasibility study

      Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Dr Ismail Vadi on Tuesday announced the appointment of a consortium of transaction advisers to conduct the feasibility study (FS) for the proposed extensions to the Gautrain rail system.

      The SMEC Consortium comprised SMEC South Africa, DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr and Deloitte – consultants with proficiencies in public–private partnership (PPP) procurement processes; rail design and planning; socioeconomic impact studies; and legal and financial planning.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Gauteng

    5. Metals and engineering sector set to contract in 2014 - Seifsa

      Explore Engineering News (Oct 3 2014)

      Metals and engineering sector set to contract in 2014 - Seifsa

      The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) warned on Friday that the metals and engineering sector could contract by between 2% and 3% in 2014, owing primarily to the fallout from a month-long strike in July.

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      Mentions:   Africa   Southern Africa   Jacob Zuma

    6. Pamodzi, FAW set up black-owned African truck sales company

      Explore Engineering News (Sep 19 2014)

      Pamodzi, FAW set up black-owned African truck sales company

      FAW South Africa (FAW SA), a subsidiary of China’s FAW Group, has established a joint venture with the Pamodzi Group, focusing on truck sales in South Africa and other countries in sub-Equatorial Africa.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   China

    7. Govt outlines gains in fight against State corruption following SIU probes

      Explore Engineering News (Sep 10 2014)

      Govt outlines gains in fight against State corruption following SIU probes

      Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Monday that government had made “great” progress in countering corruption within State institutions, noting that President Jacob Zuma had, since 2009, signed 36 proclamations authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe departments and entities in the three spheres of government as well as State-owned enterprises.

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      Mentions:   Sabc   Jacob Zuma   Jeff Radebe

    8. SA urged to import natural gas ahead of local gas finds

      Explore Engineering News (Aug 26 2014)

      SA urged to import natural gas ahead of local gas finds

      South African Oil and Gas Alliance CEO Ebrahim Takolia has argued that South Africa should first increase the size and distribution network of the local gas market.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Nigeria

    9. Smaller players get leg up into motor body repair industry

      Explore Engineering News (Aug 15 2014)

      Smaller players get leg up into motor body repair industry

      Hollard and Telesure have launched a pilot programme to lower the barriers to entry for small motor body repair (MBR) companies and put them at the forefront of preferred suppliers.

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    10. Metrorail refurbishment to run for another 15 years

      Explore Engineering News (Aug 7 2014)

      Metrorail refurbishment to run for another 15 years

      The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has signed a R51-billion order for 600 new trains. However, all of these trains will not be delivered at once, which means Prasa’s refurbishment programme will have to run another 15 years. Irma Venter visited CTLE, where some of the coaches are being refurbished.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Boeing   Johannesburg

    11. Telkom to cut its R17bn procurement bill

      Explore Engineering News (Aug 5 2014)

      Telkom to cut its R17bn procurement bill

      Embattled telecommunications giant Telkom is eyeing significant procurement cost cuts as part of actions to return the group to sustainability. In the 2014 financial year, Telkom spent roughly R17-billion with suppliers, chief procurement officer Ian Russell said at an investor presentation earlier this week.

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    12. SA building industry verging on ‘major’ recovery, says Aspasa

      Explore Engineering News (Aug 4 2014)

      SA building industry verging on ‘major’ recovery, says Aspasa

      Despite crippling industry-wide strikes, uneasy foreign exchange rates and an uncertain post-election period, the building industry in South Africa is on the mend and is showing signs of recovering beyond several analysts’ expectations, Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) director Nico Pienaar has asserted.

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    13. Gauteng to pilot ‘transparent, open’ tender bidding model

      Explore Engineering News (Jul 24 2014)

      Gauteng to pilot ‘transparent, open’ tender bidding model

      In support of Gauteng Premier David Makhura’s vision of a “radical transformation” of the provincial public sector, Gauteng MEC for Finance Barbara Creecy announced on Thursday that Provincial Treasury and the provincial Department of Transport (DoT) have agreed to pilot an open, transparent tender application process in the current financial year.

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      Mentions:   Johannesburg

    14. Davies pushes for more local procurement

      Explore Engineering News (Jul 23 2014)

      Davies pushes for more local procurement

      Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has assured that the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) would be “playing its part” in ensuring that government procured 75% of its goods and services from local companies, announcing on Tuesday the next designation of products for government procurement. These included steel, conveyance pipes, transformers, building and construction materials and rail signalling and components.

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      Mentions:   Asian   India   Brazil

    15. Half the economy could become BEE noncompliant by May 2015

      Explore Engineering News (Jul 14 2014)

      Half the economy could become BEE noncompliant by May 2015

      The introduction of the amended Broad-Based Black Economic-Empowerment Codes of Good Practice on May 1, 2015, could result in more than half the economy becoming noncompliant. The revamped codes were published on October 11, 2013, and the transitional period was initially scheduled to endure for a year until October 10, 2014.

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      Mentions:   India   Brazil   Russia

    16. Auto manufacturers start to feel Numsa strike impact

      Explore Engineering News (Jul 14 2014)

      Auto manufacturers start to feel Numsa strike impact

      As the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa-led metal and engineering sector strike continues, vehicle manufacturers have started halting production at some plants as car component supply is interrupted. Toyota, which maintained full production for the first 14 days of the strike, owing to contingency build-up, was set to shut down two production lines on Tuesday.

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      Mentions:   Toyota   Ford   Pretoria

    17. Mining strikes continue to weigh on private-sector performance

      Explore Engineering News (Jul 3 2014)

      Mining strikes continue to weigh on private-sector performance

      June data for banking and financial services organisation HSBC’s latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for South Africa points to a further deterioration in operating conditions at South African private-sector companies, with the headline PMI falling fractionally from 49.7 in May to 49.5. “The June reading marked the third successive monthly contraction, but the pace of decline remained marginal,” said HSBC in a statement on Thursday.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   HSBC

    18. Zuma unveils new plans to tackle growth-sapping labour, power problems

      Explore Engineering News (Jun 17 2014)

      Zuma unveils new plans to tackle growth-sapping labour, power problems

      President Jacob Zuma placed the growth-sapping issues of labour instability and electricity insecurity at the centre of his post-election State of the Nation address to lawmakers on Tuesday night. He also used the platform to announce a series of new interventions, ranging from a study into the institution of a minimum wage, through to the development of better housing in mining towns and the creation of a Cabinet subcommittee to tackle the country’s energy challenges.

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      Mentions:   IMF   South Africa   World Bank

    19. April PPI again surprises to the upside

      Explore Engineering News (May 29 2014)

      South African producer price inflation (PPI) again surprised the market to the upside in April, rising 8.8% year-on-year, surpassing the March figure of 8.2% and exceeding consensus expectations of an 8.4% rise, Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) said on Thursday.

      In month-to-month terms, PPI inflation grew by 1% against a rise of 1.3% in March, while price growth in the subcategories made a positive contribution of 7.2% to yearly headline PPI and 0.8% to monthly PPI, Investec said.

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    20. Afrox signs R55m LPG supply deal with Sun Intl

      Explore Engineering News (May 28 2014)

      Afrox signs R55m LPG supply deal with Sun Intl

      Gas provider Afrox has signed a five-year, R55-million contract to supply bulk and cylinder liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to South African hotel chain, Sun International. Afrox MD Brett Kimber said on Wednesday that securing the “major” agreement against strong competition could be attributed to the group’s national footprint and ability to access product, be it from local refineries or by importing LPG during periods of shortage.

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    21. Logistics costs to rise sharply in 2014, fuel price biggest culprit

      Explore Engineering News (May 27 2014)

      Logistics costs to rise sharply in 2014, fuel price biggest culprit

      In 2012, the absolute cost of logistics in South Africa was R393-billion. Logistics costs for 2013 were estimated at R423-billion, with this number forecast to grow to between R456-billion and R470-billion in 2014, depending on fuel inflation. The tenth State of Logistics (SOL) survey for South Africa, released on Tuesday, also indicated that logistics costs, as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), were expected to increase to 12.8% this year, up from 12.5% in 2013.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Johannesburg   Gauteng

    22. Surprise and concern greet Joemat-Petterssen, whose energy inbox overflows

      Explore Engineering News (May 26 2014)

      Surprise and concern greet Joemat-Petterssen, whose energy inbox overflows

      Widespread surprise, mixed with a good deal of concern, greeted news of Tina Joemat-Petterssen’s appointment as South Africa’s new Energy Minister – she replaces Dikobe Ben Martins, who himself only took up the position from Dipuo Peters following a Cabinet reshuffle in July last year.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   BHP Billiton   Eskom

    23. Additional port system operator standards in the works - TNPA

      Explore Engineering News (May 26 2014)

      Additional port system operator standards in the works - TNPA

      In addition to the terminal operator performance standards (TOPS) established by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) late last year the authority will also establish marine operator performance standards (MOPS), rail operator performance standards (ROPS) and haulier operator performance standards (HOPS).

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Boeing   KwaZulu-Natal

    24. SA moves on solar atlas as project momentum builds

      Explore Engineering News (May 16 2014)

      SA moves on solar atlas as project momentum builds

      A South African solar energy atlas is in the process of being developed to further stimulate the deployment of both solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal technology solutions in the sun-rich country. Science and Technology Deputy Minister Michael Masutha reported this week that the South African Weather Services was in the process of establishing 12 solar radiation stations across the country, with six already operational.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry

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