SAIW materials testing laboratory achieves 5-year ISO 17025 recertification

The Southern African Welding Institute (SAIW) materials testing laboratory has achieved its South African National Accreditation System (Sanas) five-year ISO 17025 renewal certification. This entails a formal process of conformity assessment that recognises technical competency and competitiveness in the testing field. L-R: Nicoline Kgoedi, lab technician; Confidence Lekoane, consultant; Kegomoditswe Letlole, senior lab technician at…

Precious Mahlangu on breaking the engineering mould, shattering stereotypes

Precious Mahlangu, engineering support technologist, Saab Grintek Defence’s Research and Development division Fortunately, more women are challenging stereotypes by pursuing STEM careers perceived to be masculine, which encourages young girls to change their attitudes about STEM subjects and consider careers in these fields. Among those paving the way for females in these careers is Precious…

Blue Amber ready to take advantage of Zanzibar’s new tax, residency scheme

Pennyroyal’s Blue Amber development in Zanzibar is one of the first real estate projects to be awarded Strategic Investment Status (SIS) by Zanzibar’s government. Blue Amber is a 411-hectare luxury mixed-use waterfront, resort development spread along the Muyuni coastline in the north-eastern part of Zanzibar. It incorporates residential, hotel, tourism, and community and public amenities.…

Fortress looks to increase solar output with launch of R900m sustainability-linked bonds

The JSE has granted Fortress Reit the listing of a three-year sustainability-linked bond of R495m and a five-year sustainability-linked note of R405m. Although the bonds do not have specific use-of-proceed requirements, the funds will assist Fortress with the continued installation and increase of solar energy in South Africa across its retail and logistics portfolios. Image…