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Sep 02, 2014
Walter Hill
   
Updated 7 hours ago Eqstra’s Contract Mining and Plant Rental division served as a heavy drag on the company’s results for the year ended June 30, released on Tuesday. Group revenue increased by 9.8%, to R10-billion, compared with the previous financial year, while operating profit...
 
Sep 02, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago Despite various challenges related to the extraction of shale oil and gas, as countries grow accustomed to the idea, the use of shale as a form of energy will be more widely pursued, international oil and gas market analyst Michael Lynch said on Tuesday. Speaking at...
Sep 02, 2014
Small, 100 MW nuclear power plants could be the answer to Africa’s electricity generation challenges, Nuclear Africa CEO Dr Kelvin Kemm said on Tuesday, stating that he believed in 100 years’ time, the world would mostly be run on nuclear power. “I believe...
Sep 02, 2014
South Africa is becoming more and more dependent on imported petrol and diesel, MPs heard on Tuesday. "Increasingly, we are relying a lot on imports of finished products... these figures have been climbing in recent years," energy department deputy director general...
Sep 02, 2014
TNPA CEO Tau Morwe
Updated 7 hours ago The announcement of the successful bidder for the construction of Durban’s long-awaited passenger cruise terminal was imminent, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) CEO Tau Morwe told delegates at the African Ports Evolution Conference in Durban on Tuesday. ...
Sep 02, 2014
Former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga
With 12 new African nations expected to enter the oil production space over the next decade, the African continent had to start deliberating energy policy that focused on security and sustainability, former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga said on Tuesday. Speaking...
Sep 02, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago A consortium led by two Kenyan firms won a government tender to build a 1 000-MW, coal-fired power plant, company officials said on Tuesday, part of moves to satisfy rising demand for energy in East Africa's biggest economy. Kenya suffers from regular blackouts due...
Sep 02, 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa’s digital revolution was not set to get under way  – it had already started, Ericsson VP for strategy, marketing and communication Tumi Sekhukhune told delegates at the Southern Africa Telecommunication Network and Application Conference...
Sep 02, 2014
E-tolling Gauteng's highways has failed and the system falls short of its intentions, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Tuesday. "This system is falling far short of its intentions and targets," Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenage told public...
 
Sep 02, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago Fibre has emerged as a key aspect of telecommunications group Telkom’s turnaround and its ambitions of becoming “a clear broadband leader”. Speaking at the Southern Africa Telecommunications Networks and Applications Conference, in Port Elizabeth, on Tuesday,...
Sep 02, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago Despite being Africa’s economic powerhouse, South Africa has fallen behind in terms of the number of people per 100 that have access to fixed and mobile broadband, Saab Grintek Technologies CTO Suraj Ramlall said on Tuesday. Broadband in South Africa was generally...
Sep 02, 2014
Professor John Briscoe
Updated 7 hours ago Global leaders are gathering in Stockholm, Sweden, this week for the twenty-fourth annual World Water Week, at which South African native Professor John Briscoe will on Thursday be awarded the Stockholm Water Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at a ceremony in...
Sep 02, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago Regional interconnections and oil discoveries are expected to drive the transmission and distribution industry’s (T&D’s) growth in East Africa, the second-fastest growing region in Africa, global growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan said on Tuesday. The...
Sep 02, 2014
Access to the Internet was fundamental to educating South Africa’s uneducated, unemployed and rural citizens, a panel of speakers at the Southern Africa Telecommunication Network and Application Conference (Satnac), held in Port Elizabeth, agreed on Tuesday. The...
Sep 02, 2014
Updated 7 hours ago Some of the best innovations worldwide had been conceptualised and delivered during or immediately following a recessionary period, Internet Solutions MD Saki Missaikos said on Tuesday. Speaking at the Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications...
Sep 02, 2014
Fuel cell products provider Ballard Power Systems has appointed Randall MacEwen as president and CEO, effective October 6, replacing John Sheridan, who is retiring after serving as the company’s president and CEO since 2006. Sheridan would continue to serve as an...
Sep 02, 2014
Rhodes Food Group Holdings, a South African manufacturer of frozen food and prepared meals, said on Monday it planned to raise R600-million ($56-million) through a listing in Johannesburg. Rhodes, which supplies major retailers such as Pick n Pay and Shoprite with...
 
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