Rising to the challenge

According to various reports, South Africa had fewer than 6 000 ventilators when the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country. Of the total number of ventilators, two-thirds were reported to be in private hospitals thus leaving public hospitals to share the remaining one-third. Businesses, public entities and Institutions of Higher Learning responded to the challenge and […]

Prestigious Leadership Role

The Dean of the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment & Information Technology (EBIT), Professor Sunil Maharaj, has been appointed the new Chair-Elect of the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), making him the first Dean in Africa to occupy this position. Prof Maharaj will work as Chair-Elect during 2021 alongside the current […]

Manufacturers Cannot Afford Tariff Increases

Commenting after Seifsa’s (Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa) presentation to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on Eskom’s Multi-Year Price Determination Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) for 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, Seifsa’s Chief Economist Chifipa Mhango said any tariff increase coming out of this process would scupper any hope of a […]