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Ahrlac: SA-made military plane takes flight

Paramount Group, Africa’s largest privately owned defence and aerospace business, this week took the wraps off the Ahrlac, a homegrown aircraft that offers a highly configurable payload system that allows it to be transformed quickly based on operational requirements. The Ahrlac

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Denel unit inducted into space federation

Denel’s new space engineering unit, Spaceteq, was inducted into the International Astronautical Federation on Monday, the company said. The event took place at the 64th annual International Astronautical Congress currently underway in Beijing, China, spokesman Vuyelwa Qinga

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SunSpace may find new home

SunSpace, started by a group of University of Stellenbosch students, has had a difficult and uncertain three years, filled with unfulfilled government promises and contracts that failed to materialise. Space has been identified as one of the department of science & technology’s five grand challenges – the others are the

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Pule may lose Telkom, Sentech oversight

With a potential repositioning of some of the country’s most significant parastatals in the offing, a number of ministers could lose out as key entities are placed under the ever-extending wing of public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba. Not least of these

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Gigaba wants super ministry for growth

Public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba wants all parastatals to be brought under his department to drive economic growth, he told the Sunday Times at the weekend. His department currently controlled eight parastatals, including SAA, Transnet, Eskom and Denel. With the exception of Broadband Infraco

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Denel: more than (just) a war machine

Defence company Denel appears keen to play down its association with the armaments industry and has started actively punting how it believes its research and development efforts are benefiting other industries, and even assisting SA’s ambitions to have a space

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Kumalo out of running for Telkom top job

Vodacom SA’s executive commercial director Romeo Kumalo is no longer in the race to take over as group CEO at Telkom, senior sources close to the fixed-line operator say. Speculation has run rife in recent weeks