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Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Sansa to host Digital Earth Africa office

22nd October 2021 The South African National Space Agency (Sansa) has been appointed as the Programme Management Office (PMO) for Digital Earth Africa. The latter entity has been established to make Earth observation data easily available and to provide ‘decision-ready’ products to African countries and... 

The world’s airlines commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

22nd October 2021 At the 77th Annual General Meeting of their global representative body on Monday, the International Air Transport Association (Iata), the world’s airlines resolved that they would achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This would be in alignment with the Paris Agreement to limit global... 

Necsa welcomes Nersa decision on new nuclear energy for South Africa

15th October 2021 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) on Wednesday announced its support of the recent National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) decision to approve the Section 34 (of the Electricity Regulation Act) Determination for 2 500 MW of new nuclear energy. Necsa described this... 

UK first country to publish proposals for nuclear fusion power regulation

15th October 2021 The UK government has released regulatory consultation proposals for the regulation of future nuclear fusion technology and power plant design, development, construction and operation. These were contained in a document called the Fusion Green Paper, which was published on Friday. The public and... 

Research group reports low level of market concentration in SA agriculture

8th October 2021 In a recent brief report, the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) pointed out that, according to the available data, the agricultural sector was one of the South African economy’s least concentrated sectors. And while agro-processing was much more concentrated that agriculture itself,... 

Airbus-led consortium to pilot liquid hydrogen fuel at French airport

8th October 2021 France’s Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport will pilot a project, being developed by an Airbus-led consortium, to increase the use of hydrogen in aviation, both in aircraft and ground vehicles, the European-based global major aerospace group announced on Tuesday. Lyon-Saint Exupéry is one of the airports... 

Major international telescope being built in South Africa by local artisans

1st October 2021 An international radio telescope array project, led by the US National Science Foundation, is being built in South Africa’s radio astronomy reserve in the Karoo region of the Northern Cape province by local artisans, and has already started doing valuable science, the South African Radio... 

UK electric aircraft speed record attempt aircraft flies for the first time

1st October 2021 UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce has announced that its all-electric aircraft, ‘Spirit of Innovation’, made its maiden flight on Wednesday, at 14h56 British Summer Time. The aircraft has been specifically developed by a Rolls-Royce-led consortium, under the... 

Embraer delivers its 1 500th business jet

24th September 2021 Brazilian major aerospace group Embraer has announced that it delivered its 1 500th executive, or business, jet to a client last week. The company achieved this milestone in only 20 years, while the industry average for reaching this number was 34 years. The 1 500th delivery by the group was a... 

Nuclear energy use to grow over next 20 years, requiring increased uranium mining

24th September 2021 The World Nuclear Association (WNA) has forecast that worldwide nuclear energy generation capacity will grow by 2.6% a year over the next 20 years. The prediction is contained in the WNA publication The Nuclear Fuel Report: Global Scenarios for Demand and Supply Availability 2021-2040, which was... 

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