SA public transport enters new phase

Johannesburg has commissioned the second phase of its multi-billion rand bus rapid transit system - part of a 13-city integrated public transport system rollout that is creating tens of thousands of jobs and driving the localisation of bus manufacturing in South Africa.

Alstom-led firm in $5.1bn SA rail order

Gibela Transport, a joint venture 61% owned by French company Alstom, has signed a $5.1-billion (R51-billion) contract to supply 600 passenger trains, comprising 3 600 coaches, to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa in one of the biggest projects in rail transport worldwide.

SA, Kazakhstan to strengthen ties

South Africa and Kazakhstan will be looking to strengthen their ties when Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim hosts Kazakhstan's deputy foreign minister, Kairat Sarybay, in Pretoria on Thursday.

Scientist gets mine drainage patent

Professor Jannie Maree's chemical treatment process is a world-first solution to treat the global scourge of acid mine drainage, which threatens aquatic ecosystems and the water table
Working towards sustainable mining

PPC to build new cement plant in DRC

South Africa cement maker PPC is to invest US$230-million in building a new, one-million ton per annum cement factory and quarry in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a booming market the company describes as "severely undersupplied".

Lighting up girls’ passion for science

The CSIR's Liesl Burger was part of a small team of four involved in developing the world's first digital laser. Photo: CSIR   By Anne Taylor 20...

Cement investments set for take-off

Rapid infrastructure development in southern Africa will spur $940-million in new investments in cement production in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe over the next five years, according to market researchers Frost and Sullivan.

Manufacturing leads GDP rebound

South Africa's economy rebounded in the second quarter, growing at 3.0 percent compared to 0.9 percent in the first quarter, with manufacturing the main driver of the growth, Statistics SA reported on Tuesday.

African integration on Brics agenda

The Brics Business Council recently met for the first time. Before the gathering, Minister Rob Davies and South African council chairperson Patrice Motsepe spoke about the value of the nation’s membership of the grouping to the African continent, particularly when it came to trade and investment.
Developments from Brics summit

Imperial SA in Asian joint venture

South Africa's Imperial Logistics has entered into a joint venture with international advisory and procurement firm The Beijing Axis to improve its international supply chain management in Asia, as well as provide support to its clients expanding into Asia.