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Thursday | 16 April | 2020 Energy: Calls for more local content in energy supply chain

Engineering News – Wind tower producer GRI Towers South Africa has called on government to insist on more local content in the energy supply chain to ensure energy security for South Africa in line with anticipations of a changed global economic reality post Covid-19. According to GRI, government has achieved  … Read more

Thursday | 09 April | 2020 More than 2 300 employees chose to voluntarily leave Telkom

BL Premium reports that according to Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, Telkom has cut more than three-quarters of the jobs it intended to reduce, thus getting a step closer to saving an estimated R10 billion in wage costs. The partly government-owned company is in the process of cutting 3 000 jobs  … Read more

Thursday | 09 April | 2020 Permanent damage if mines stay closed after 17 April

Minerals Council warns mines have to return to work on 17 April ‘or face permanent damage’ BL Premium reports that SA’s mining sector must return to work at the end of the 21-day lockdown or face permanent damage after having already estimated to lose a fifth of April’s production and  … Read more

Thursday | 02 April | 2020 Post-virus: Mining could act as stabiliser

The mining industry could be an enormous asset in stabilising and growing the economy post the corona crisis – but the right economic and regulatory circumstances would have to prevail, Minerals Council South Africa stated in a weekend media release, Mining Weekly reported. Minerals Council South Africa was reacting to  … Read more

Thursday | 26 March | 2020 Research group gives assurance that SA has ample food supply

Engineering News reports that the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), a Pretoria-based non-profit organisation, has given South Africans the assurance that they need not be concerned about the availability of food during the current Covid-19 pandemic. This bureau was created in 2004 to carry out scientifically rigorous and  … Read more

Thursday | 26 March | 2020 Part makers gear up for ventilator manufacture

EngineeringNews reports that National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) Executive Director Renai Moothilal indicated that the temporary closure of the BMW and Ford vehicle assembly plants in South Africa, with a third vehicle manufacturer advising that it is expecting significant volume cuts in the future, has had  … Read more

Thursday | 19 March | 2020 Foods to boost your immune system

Prevention is the best medicine for staying healthy and steering clear of colds and flu. Now is the time to boost your immune system and prevent the spread of illness. Plan your meals to include the following 15 powerful immune system boosters and you may increase your family’s chances of  … Read more

Thursday | 12 March | 2020 Sasol downgraded by Moody’s

EngineeringNews reports that the ratings agency S&P Global Ratings has affirmed the petrochemicals company Sasol’s BBB- / A-3 credit rating. This came after fellow ratings agency Moody’s decision to downgrade Sasol’s credit rating to Ba1/NP. These rating decisions were taken after the completion of the agencies’ periodic review of Sasol  … Read more

Thursday | 12 March | 2020 Eskom warns of 8 000 MW power cuts

EngineeringNews reports that Eskom warns that its maintenance plan should be supported by government or else South Africa could expect regular power outages of 8 000 MW as from the middle of 2021. Shortly after having taken up his job as Eskom CEO, André de Ruyter said more planned outages would  … Read more

Thursday | 05 March | 2020 SAA business rescuers get extra month to come up with plan

Engineering News reports that towards the end of last year the South African government put the SAA in what could be described as a type of bankruptcy protection. This step was meant to make an end to a cycle of state rescue attempts and to prevent further losses. Last week,  … Read more

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