Daily Archives: July 17, 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: TRANSNET EXPANDS CAPACITY ON COAL LINES

The first phase in the expansion of the coal line between the Waterberg in Limpopo and Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal has been completed.”The project entailed the construction of a 1.8km long passing loop at Matlabas, enabling 100 wagon trains to cross …

Optimism About Ending AIDS Misplaced, Some Experts Say

Everyone agrees it sounds like a wonderful goal: The U.N. AIDS agency aims to end the deadly epidemic by the year 2030.The agency’s “90-90-90” treatment plan, using 2020 as a target date, aims for 90 percent of people living with HIV to know their HIV …

16-dish MeerKAT is king of the Southern Hemisphere

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says with only 16 dishes launched so far, the MeerKAT is already the best of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.The Minister said this on Saturday when she went to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) site in …

MeerKAT creating jobs, skilling locals

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says the MeerKAT, the precursor of the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, is creating jobs and skilling local people.The Minister said this when he, along with several Deputy Ministers, accompanied Scien…