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Thursday | 11 August | 2022 Universities in South Africa face downgrading

Media office BusinessInsider South Africa – The government may downgrade or close down universities that fail to live up to what is required of them, a new draft definition of different types of tertiary education institutions bluntly warns. This means that universities in South Africa must be active in fields  … Read more

Thursday | 11 August | 2022 MTN grows while considering retrenchment

EngineeringNews – The MTN group announced today, 11 August 2022, that growth in subscribers led to a high in share prices. Earnings for the telecommunication group surged with 46,5%. Earnings per share increased by 200,7% in the last financial year. The group’s CEO, Ralph Mupita, is of the opinion that  … Read more

Thursday | 04 August | 2022 Mantashe confirms delays in renewable energy permit application

EngineeringNews reports that Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe stated that the bid submission deadline for Bid Window 6 (BW6) of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme would be delayed by between 45 and 60 days to ensure procedural fairness considering President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the  … Read more

Thursday | 04 August | 2022 Mining profits fall, but Glencore earns big

Over the past two weeks the world’s mining giants have reported lower profit levels and shrinking dividends. This comes as the economic outlook for the year worsens and a gloomy outlook is settling in over the world’s economy. Iron ore and copper prices have retreated, but Glencore is rising above  … Read more

Thursday | 28 July | 2022 Crude steel production down 5,9% y/y in June – worldsteel

Media office EngineeringNews reports that according to the World Steel Association (worldsteel), world crude steel production decreased by 5,9% year-on-year to 158,1 million tonnes (mt) in June. Africa produced 1,2 million tonnes in June – an 18,7% year-on-year decrease, while Asia and Oceania produced 118,8 million tonnes – a 31% year-on-year decrease. The 27 countries  … Read more

Thursday | 28 July | 2022 Europe leads even though green energy is tailor made for SA

JOHANNESBURG ( – This week the European Commission approved €5,4 billion of public support by 15 member states for a hydrogen technology value chain that includes hydrogen generation technology, fuel cells technology, storage technology and end-user technology. The week before, Shell started building Europe’s largest renewable hydrogen plant – Holland Hydrogen 1 – which will be Europe’s largest green hydrogen plant once  … Read more

Thursday | 21 July | 2022 Local IoT device makers should seize SA shift to IoT, AI and ML

EngineeringNews reports that the industry organisation the Internet of Things (IoT) Industry Council of South Africa Africa (IOTIC) says the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed businesses in South Africa Africa towards IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), automation automation and the cloud. This shift is accelerating digital transformation in the country and creating  … Read more

Thursday | 21 July | 2022 Government asks Solidarity for help with Eskom crisis

Minister Pravin Gordhan asked Solidarity to provide skills to help solve the Eskom crisis. Solidarity currently has a list of more than 1 000 experts who have raised their hands to help. Read the full article here.

Thursday | 21 July | 2022 Sasol outage means all South African oil refineries are now shut

EngineeringNews reports that Sasol, South Africa’s largest fuel producer, declared force majeure on the supply of petroleum products due to delays in deliveries of crude to the Natref refinery it owns with TotalEnergies, leaving just a fraction of the country’s fuel-production capacity still operational. Natref, a plant that converts 108  … Read more

Thursday | 14 July | 2022 Ford South Africa starts up stamping plant for next generation Ranger

EngineeringNews reports that Ford Motor Company has kicked off production at its new stamping plant at the Ranger assembly complex in Silverton, Pretoria. The new facility measures 10 320 m2 in floorspace, equivalent to almost 1.5 times the size of a standard soccer field. The stamping plant forms part of a  … Read more

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