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Joanne Taylor

Joanne Taylor

Joanne Taylor is a former Staff Writer for Engineering News.

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Campaign to tackle electricity theft making some progress

22nd November 2013 State-owned power utility Eskom has reiterated the crisis regarding electricity theft, its effect on residents and business owners – whether they pay for electricity or not – and how Operation Khanyisa is dealing with this issue. 

SA space agency responds to growing demand for in-orbit satellite testing

15th November 2013 The ever-increasing need for information generated from space requires several satellites to orbit the earth, which subsequently require more antennas worldwide to track and monitor their orbits and functions. This provides an opportunity for South Africa to invest in and develop space programmes... 

R60m Sasolburg business incubator aims to support SMMEs

8th November 2013 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Sasol have inaugurated the first building of the ChemCity Business Incubator (CBI), in Sasolburg, which will support and promote the development of small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs). Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies and Sasol... 

Hartbeespoort dam remedial programme showing signs of progress

8th November 2013 Members of the media from Finland, Zambia, Nigeria, Serbia, Tanzania and the UK toured Hartbeespoort last month, to view best environmental practices in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. 

Sasol completes Phase 1 of its eco-industrial park

1st November 2013 Phase 1 of Sasol Group’s new ChemCity Eco Industrial Park (CEIP), a 172 ha site in Sasolburg, in the Free State, has been completed. Phase 1 comprised 110 light-industry stands of between 630 m2 and 990 m2, of which 17 have been transferred to their new owners. 

Groups in high-voltage collaboration

25th October 2013 Building on its commitment to be closer to customers in Africa, General Electric (GE) and China-based high-voltage (HV) transmission equipment manufacturers XD Electric Group have partnered to combine GE’s intelligent controls with XD Electric’s portfolio of HV equipment. 

Shipping group’s philanthropic arm pledges $2.3m for tree planting

25th October 2013 The United Parcel Service (UPS) Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS, is pledging another one-million trees worldwide and has awarded $2.3-million in grants to support environmental programmes and forestry-focused initiatives worldwide. 

Group unveils integrated airport security offering

18th October 2013 Thales South Africa, part of the global Thales Group, focuses on the security of citizens, infrastructure and nations. Its latest offering is the airport operation control centre (AOCC), which is an integration of all of its security systems, to enable airports to make decisions more effectively. 

SA agency on high space-weather alert as current solar cycle nears peak

11th October 2013 Space weather has the capacity to have disastrous effects on space and earth based technology infrastructure – from information and communication technology to electrical power distribution systems. 

Breaking the boundary between university and workplace

11th October 2013 The boundary between university and business needs to become more porous as new graduates grapple with the increasingly complex demands of a changing workplace. 

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