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  • Gender inclusivity to create sustainable work environment and world, says SAICE March 4, 2021
    Civil engineering organisation the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) has called for collaboration and working towards gender diversity and inclusivity to create a more sustainable working environment and world. SAICE president Vishal Krishandutt highlights the need for a sustainable talent pipeline and recruitment process, which understands that an inclusive and diverse company culture are […]
  • Metals and engineering sector must partner to address artisanal, engineering skills shortages - ... March 4, 2021
    Industry body the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has called on businesses in the metals and engineering (M&E) sector and the wider manufacturing industry to ramp up training efforts. It suggests that this can be done by deepening partnerships with government and funding entities, such as the sector education and training […]
  • Deployments of 515 MW in 2020 cement South Africa’s wind leadership in Africa March 4, 2021
    South Africa added 515 MW of new wind capacity in 2020 cementing its wind leadership on the African continent, a new Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) analysis shows. By the end of last year, South Africa had 2 500 MW of cumulative wind capacity installed, representing about 34% of the 7 300 MW of capacity installed […]
  • M&R's ‘all time high’ order book positions company for 2022 return to profitability March 4, 2021
    Considering engineering and construction services firm Murray & Roberts’ (M&R’s) “all time high” order book of R60.5-billion, and near orders of R19.9-billion, CEO Henry Laas says the group is “well positioned” for a return to profitability in the 2022 financial year. He adds that the firm is also expected to achieve meaningful earnings growth in […]
  • Labour Court dismisses SAA pilots' application for leave to appeal lockout March 4, 2021
    The Labour Court has on Thursday dismissed an application by the SAA Pilots Association for leave to appeal a prior judgment in December 2020 which held that the lock-out of the pilots was lawful and protected in terms of the Labour Relations Act. SAAPA members have been locked out since 18 December and the deadlock […]
  • Kruisvallei hydro project comes on line March 4, 2021
    Power project developer Red Rocket has announced the start of commercial operations at the 4 MW Kruisvallei hydropower plant, along the Ash River between Clarens and Bethlehem, in the Free State. The completion of the plant comes almost two years since construction began on March 26, 2019.
  • Labour Court dismisses SAAPA's application for leave to appeal lawfulness of pilots lockout March 4, 2021
    Labour Court judge Andre van Niekerk on March 3 dismissed the South African Airways Pilot’s Association’s (SAAPA’s) application for leave to appeal the Labour Court’s December 2020 judgment, with a costs order in favour of South African Airways (SAA) and the business rescue practitioners (BRPs). This was the SAAPA’s attempt to challenge the Labour Court’s […]
  • Steps being taken to improve manganese export logistics – ARM March 4, 2021
    Steps involving the use of two ports rather than one, longer trains and increased rail wagon payload are being studied to improve the logistics surrounding the export from South Africa of manganese ore. State-owned rail enterprise Transnet has put on hold the capital expansion plan centred on the Port of Ngqura, at Port Elizabeth, being […]
  • Daimler Truck, Volvo Group wrap up deal to form fuel-cell joint venture March 4, 2021
    German group, Daimler Truck, and Swedish truck maker, the Volvo Group, have wrapped up the deal to form a fuel-cell joint venture (JV).  The Volvo Group has acquired 50% of the interest in the existing Daimler Truck Fuel Cell company for about 600-million euro on a cash and debt-free basis. 
  • Solidarity obtains warrant to seize nearly R13m of assets from Denel March 4, 2021
    Trade union Solidarity has obtained a warrant of execution to seize R12.7-million worth of assets from State-owned defence group Denel. The union explained in a statement on March 4 that this followed after the entity failed to meet various contractual and statutory obligations towards its employees.