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The magic of zinc in corrosion control
The magic of zinc in corrosion controlArticle

Zinc is truly a magic metal that few people and few engineers appreciate for its multitude of applications and versatility...

Simon Norton 2 days ago

6 off-the-beaten-path suggestions for day trips in Gauteng
6 off-the-beaten-path suggestions for day trips in GautengArticle

Contrary to non-Gautengers' belief, the province has lots more to offer than skyscrapers and traffic. If you're staying home (in Gauteng) this holiday season, you'd be delighted to find that there are lots of fun staycation ideas, especially outdoor activities, available.

23 Apr 2021

Pieter-Dirk Uys to open Artfluence Human Rights Fest with keynote address
Pieter-Dirk Uys to open Artfluence Human Rights Fest with keynote addressArticle

Pieter-Dirk Uys will open the inaugural Artfluence Human Rights Festival with a keynote address at 3pm on 5 May 2021...

21 Apr 2021

Railway regulator CEO and board at war with each other
Railway regulator CEO and board at war with each otherArticle

Battle lines drawn over dismissal of company secretary, who has been reinstated by the Labour Court...

James Stent 6 Apr 2021

Government looks to rail sector to grow economy
Government looks to rail sector to grow economyArticle

The South African government's proposed policy interventions, to allow third-party access to South Africa's rail infrastructure, will provide an opportunity not only for the growth of the freight transportation sector but also for the growth, transformation and industrialisation of the economy...

31 Mar 2021

5 local food destinations every SA foodie needs to know
5 local food destinations every SA foodie needs to knowArticle

South Africa has much to offer when it comes to food. And sure every local foodie may know all of the best spots in the country's major cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg, but what about all those undiscovered hidden gems just waiting to be explored?

29 Mar 2021

Top touristy things to do in Cape Town, Joburg and Durban
Top touristy things to do in Cape Town, Joburg and DurbanArticle

South Africans are spoilt for choice when it comes to local travel; our cities have so much to offer and explore. With the lockdown moving to Level 1 and a long weekend approaching, now is the perfect time to be a tourist in your city.

25 Mar 2021

It's time SA had a serious talk about rail
It's time SA had a serious talk about railArticle

Rail has long been the backbone of the South African logistics and transport value chain and will become even more critical in a post-Covid-19 environment...

Mesela Nhlapo 15 Mar 2021

UP's Liam Ullrich selected regional winner in 34th Corobrik architectural awards
UP's Liam Ullrich selected regional winner in 34th Corobrik architectural awardsArticle

Liam Ullrich from the University of Pretoria has been selected as a regional winner in the 34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards...

10 Mar 2021

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DHL to move 676 rail coaches from Hungary to EgyptArticle

DHL Industrial Projects will be managing the end-to-end transport of 676 railway coaches from the production site in Dunakeszi, Hungary, to Egypt within a period of 32 months...

1 Mar 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: SME wishlist to help rebuild SA's economy
#BudgetSpeech2021: SME wishlist to help rebuild SA's economyArticle

With the Minister of Finance delivering the much-anticipated 2021 National Budget today, one can't help but reflect on what solutions need to be implemented...

Gugu Mjadu 24 Feb 2021

Sanral to invest R500m in Buffalo City road infrastructure project
Sanral to invest R500m in Buffalo City road infrastructure projectArticle

Sanral recently announced its investment in a road infrastructure project in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality with a contract value of R500m...

4 Feb 2021

Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in Mozambique
Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in MozambiqueArticle

Commercial farming is one of the highest-growth sectors in Mozambique, yet only 16% of land suitable for agriculture is being cultivated...

Grace Goodrich 3 Feb 2021

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SA's transport sector - a roadmap to economic recovery in the age of CovidArticle

The South African transport sector entered the age of Covid already faced with several major challenges. The challenges must be viewed as opportunities with the problem areas providing a guide as to the solutions that can be delivered with maximum impact, where they're most needed...

26 Jan 2021

Vertical sea-wall structures continue to protect our coastlines from the impact of climate change
Vertical sea-wall structures continue to protect our coastlines from the impact of climate changeArticle

Climate change, global sea-level rise, increased storminess. These 'predictions' by scientists are fast becoming a reality...

Marisa Ackhurst 11 Dec 2020

Call for Prasa board to improve performance
Call for Prasa board to improve performanceArticle

The Portfolio Committee on Transport has called on the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa board to double efforts to ensure trains get back on the rail...

18 Nov 2020

Tycho Moncks, managing director and partner at Boston Consulting Group.
8 priorities to improve mining competitiveness in SAArticle

The impact of Covid-19 on mining in South Africa has been acute. With continued uncertainty in the medium-term, but also given the prevailing structural challenges, mining companies in South Africa will have to adapt their operating models to ensure safety and sustainability...

17 Nov 2020

Concerns over Prasa's irregular expenditure
Concerns over Prasa's irregular expenditureArticle

The Portfolio Committee on Transport has noted the improvement in the audit of the entire transport portfolio, but remains concerned with the audit received by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).

11 Nov 2020

New security plan to curb theft, vandalism of rail infrastructure
New security plan to curb theft, vandalism of rail infrastructureArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says a recently unveiled multifaceted security plan, anchored on insourcing capacity, will make an invaluable contribution to the fight against theft and vandalism of rail infrastructure...

4 Nov 2020

Traxtion commits to R1.5bn rail investment as part of SA's economic recovery plan
Traxtion commits to R1.5bn rail investment as part of SA's economic recovery planArticle

Traxtion plans to invest a further R14-17bn in locomotives and wagons over the next five years as part of a carefully scaled rolling procurement programme...

27 Oct 2020

Giflo Group to revitalise 62-year-old La Concorde in Paarl
Giflo Group to revitalise 62-year-old La Concorde in PaarlArticle

Once the head office of KWV, the 62-year-old La Concorde building situated in the Cape Winelands town of Paarl is getting a new lease of life thanks to the Giflo Group...

23 Oct 2020

Strategy to protect rail infrastructure bolstered
Strategy to protect rail infrastructure bolsteredArticle

Government has developed an integrated plan, incorporating all law enforcement and prosecution authorities, to police and secure the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's rail infrastructure.

17 Sep 2020

The Blue Train resumes operations
The Blue Train resumes operationsArticle

Following the National Government's pronouncements moving the country to alert level 2, The Blue Train is pleased to announce that it will be resuming services for private charters as of September 2020...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 31 Aug 2020

More doccies added to 2020 Encounters Fest lineup
More doccies added to 2020 Encounters Fest lineupArticle

More documentaries have been added to the 2020 Encounters Documentary Film Festival lineup. This year's festival programme will make almost all films on the programme free-of-charge to view on virtual platforms from 20 to 30 August 2020...

24 Jul 2020

Is South Africa ready for 5G?
Is South Africa ready for 5G?Article

The recent announcement by local telecommunications companies that it has launched 5G in South Africa has more meaning to economic observers, politicians and policy decision makers than to the man on the street.

Victor Stephanopoli 20 Jul 2020

D&AD announces 2020 Collaborative Pencil winners
D&AD announces 2020 Collaborative Pencil winnersArticle

D&AD has announced its 2020 Pencil winners for the Collaborative category, which celebrates long-lasting relationships between clients and their design, advertising and/and production companies that have led to the creation of amazing work over time...

16 Jul 2020

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Covid-19: South Africa should build on HIV activism to foster behaviour changeArticle

During a recent run in Newlands Forest, Cape Town, I encountered a few runners and walkers without masks. When I asked one of them where his mask was, he replied: "I'm running outdoors and if you don't like, stay at home."...

Steven Robins 15 Jul 2020

#SupplementaryBudget: Prioritisation of infrastructure development, public-private partnerships key
#SupplementaryBudget: Prioritisation of infrastructure development, public-private partnerships keyArticle

Against the backdrop of ongoing measures to address the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, the Supplementary Budget 2020 highlighted several key aspects...

Dr Andrew Golding 25 Jun 2020

#SupplementaryBudget: Infrastructure expenditure still a priority
#SupplementaryBudget: Infrastructure expenditure still a priorityArticle

While the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to derail government expenditure on infrastructure projects, finance minister Tito Mboweni told parliament, delivering the Supplementary Budget on Wednesday, 24 June, that the state would have to resume these post-lockdown...

25 Jun 2020

Africa’s dependency on commodity exports, including oil, makes it more vulnerable to the impact of Covid-19. Getty Images
How a post-Covid-19 revival could kickstart Africa's free trade areaArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area was launched two years ago at an African Union (AU) summit in Kigali. It was scheduled to be implemented from 1 July 2020...

Faizel Ismail 27 May 2020

#MusicExchange: Donovan Copley raises funds for Covid-19 Feed a Child Coalition
#MusicExchange: Donovan Copley raises funds for Covid-19 Feed a Child CoalitionArticle

Donovan Copley, frontman of Cape Town Afro-pop band Hot Water, delivers a heartwarming lockdown music video for the brand-new single "Home" to raise funds for the Covid-19 Feed a Child Coalition...

Martin Myers 30 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Q&A with Kate Roper of Aurecon
#LockdownLessons: Q&A with Kate Roper of AureconArticle

Kate Roper, client director, health and education at Aurecon, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 24 Apr 2020

Where is the African diamond industry heading?
Where is the African diamond industry heading?Article

The phrase "blood diamonds", which has now entered common parlance, originated on the African continent well over a decade ago...

6 Apr 2020

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Cloudline gears up to revolutionise Africa logisticsArticle

Spencer Horne wants to revolutionise market access for nearly a billion people worldwide who do not have access to paved roads, runways and other forms of transport...

Robin Fredericks 1 Apr 2020

For public transport to keep running, operators must find ways to outlast coronavirus
For public transport to keep running, operators must find ways to outlast coronavirusArticle

Many operators have lost almost all their fare revenue. Even those who operate on contract terms that reduce the impact of falling patronage must bear the costs of disinfection and other precautions...

Yale Z Wong 30 Mar 2020

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How brands should respond to declining salesArticle

It is now a sad reality that the disruption which the coronavirus is creating is on the increase in Nigeria and, as should be expected, this is certainly creating some ripples and racking of nerves across the advertising industry...

Austin Efienamokwu 27 Mar 2020

The Kampala-Entebbe expressway.
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Massive African infrastructure projects often hurt, rather than help, local peopleArticle

Big infrastructure projects are always controversial. Yet in parts of the world associated with severely deficient infrastructure, the positive value of major infrastructure investments is often taken as a given...

Tom Goodfellow 18 Mar 2020

Mbalula details transport interventions amid Covid-19
Mbalula details transport interventions amid Covid-19Article

The various transport sectors are expected to embark on campaigns targeted at limiting Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in South Africa, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula...

17 Mar 2020

The St Louis Red Cross Motor Corps on duty with mask-wearing women holding stretchers at the backs of ambulances during the global flu epidemic, St Louis, Missouri, October 1918.
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South Africa bungled the Spanish flu in 1918. History mustn't repeat itself for Covid-19Article

As the issue of repatriation of foreign nationals from China grabs the headlines in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent in the wake of the spread of Covid-19, there are some important lessons that can still be drawn from events 102 years ago...

Howard Phillips 13 Mar 2020

The skylight of the Weskoppies Chapel in Pretoria.
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Between care and neglect: Pretoria's grand architectural legacyArticle

Pretoria, South Africa's capital city, contains many historical sites where government facilities have been built and developed since the mid 1800s. These often unappreciated places narrate the city's historical and ongoing political significance...

Johan Swart 9 Mar 2020

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Heavy haul conference to play critical role in building sustainable economyArticle

In order to ensure that South Africa's rail network achieves its true potential, the rail industry needs to take greater steps to start introducing smart and resilient railway operations and infrastructure, so as to improve efficiency and safety...

5 Mar 2020

Secret Cinema’s production of Moulin Rouge. Image source: Secret Cinema.
Disney teams up with Secret Cinema - watching movies will never be the same againArticle

Disney's recent deal with the immersive experience company Secret Cinema signals a new era for the cinema industry...

4 Mar 2020

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African countries aren't borrowing too much: they're paying too much for debtArticle

There is renewed concern about the sustainability of rising debt levels in many African countries. Much of this debt is being incurred through foreign currency denominated Eurobonds issued on international financial markets...

Misheck Mutize 20 Feb 2020

Clickety-click with Clickatell's CEO, Pieter de Villiers
Clickety-click with Clickatell's CEO, Pieter de VilliersArticle

Rewind back to the late '90s when all of mankind anxiously anticipated the "Y2K bug"...

Evan-Lee Courie 19 Feb 2020

Cabinet approves Public Procurement Bill for comment
Cabinet approves Public Procurement Bill for commentArticle

Cabinet has approved the publication of the Public Procurement Bill for public comment - setting in motion legislation for procurement strategies that support government's socio-economic objectives...

18 Feb 2020

SA's first fully-integrated, mixed-income housing development launches
SA's first fully-integrated, mixed-income housing development launchesArticle

South Africa's first fully-integrated, mixed-income, mixed-use development, aimed at reversing apartheid spatial planning and located near Cape Town's CBD, has been launched for sale to the public...

Issued by Leap Communications 14 Feb 2020

Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project
Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm ProjectArticle

Djibouti's electricity demand is expected to considerably increase due to various large-scale infrastructure projects including ports, free trade zones...

14 Feb 2020

Prasa announces team to improve performance
Prasa announces team to improve performanceArticle

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa administrator, Bongisizwe Mpondo has appointed a panel of technical advisors to assist in turning the company's fortunes around...

5 Feb 2020

The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hard
The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hardArticle

The economic impacts of the new coronavirus on the travel and tourism industry will be felt in every corner of the world and almost every sector of the economy...

Marion Joppe 3 Feb 2020

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