Posts tagged as Industry

Foreword to the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2017

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2017 (WNISR2017) provides a comprehensive overview of nuclear power plant data, including information on operation, production and construction. The WNISR2017 assesses the status of new-build programmes in current nuclear countries as well as in potential newcomer countries. This is the Foreword to the report. Click here to download the full […]

The conflicted state of BIM in South Africa

  There’s a deep irony in what’s keeping building information modelling (BIM) adoption in limbo in South Africa: A technology meant to ease collaboration among stakeholders lacks the collaboration that is needed to realise it nationally. A panel of experts in the construction sector and in quantity surveying set out to gauge the resistance to […]

Showcasing a world class industry

  David Makhura, Gauteng’s premier, speaking at the recent Electra Mining Africa show, expressed his support for the engineering and mining industry and called Gauteng the industrial and manufacturing capital of the country. He said Electra Mining Africa, which was held  at the NASREC Expo Centre in Johannesburg recently and attracted over 29 000 visitors, […]

Conceived in the resource-rich 20th century, SA’s two immense power plants stumble

  Credit: This article is published with permission from Circle of Blue, the news and science center that reports on the competition between water, food, and energy globally.  Conceived in the resource-rich, ecologically stable, and capital-abundant 20th century, South Africa’s two immense coal-fired Medupi and Kusile power stations were viewed as reasoned answers to South Africa’s growing demand for electricity, […]