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Aug 21, 2014
Gavin Maxwell
   
Updated 2 hours 30 minutes ago A new online platform is being launched in a bid to link developers of small-scale African energy projects directly with investors and technical advisers with the aim of accelerating the deployment of such projects across the continent. Known as GENHUB-Africa, the...
 
Aug 21, 2014
Updated 3 hours ago Cabinet has approved the ratification of the Grand Inga Treaty with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Thursday. The treaty would see South Africa buy over half of the power generated by the first phase of the...
Aug 21, 2014
Updated 3 hours ago The University of Cape Town (UCT) has launched a series of online postgraduate programmes, which would bring together online education and face-to-face learning. The initiative was a direct response to the rising demand for quality online education and was largely...
Aug 21, 2014
Updated 3 hours ago Oil traders have begun fixing tankers to take North Sea, West African and Arab crudes to South Africa for storage, hoping for a repeat of the multi-million dollar bonanza they reaped in 2008-2009. Shipping fixtures show that in late July and August, BP, Mercuria,...
Aug 20, 2014
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Tshediso Matona
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown announced on Wednesday that Cabinet had approved the appointment of Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) director-general Tshediso Matona as the new CEO of State-owned electricity producer Eskom. Brown made the announcement...
Aug 20, 2014
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South Africa had to embark on an aggressive export drive, particularly into the rest of Africa, to adequately grow its manufacturing sector, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) industrial development policy and strategy adviser Nimrod Zalk said on Wednesday,...
Aug 20, 2014
Dr Rob Davies
With the preparations for ten new special economic zones (SEZs) to be completed within the next six months, the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry said on Wednesday it was pleased with the progress made by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in this...
Aug 20, 2014
Barend Petersen
Barend Petersen has been appointed nonexecutive director and chairperson of Evraz Highveld Steel & Vanadium. This comes after London-listed Evraz last week announced that it would sell a 34% stake in the steel producer to South Africa-based investor Macrovest, which...
Aug 20, 2014
South Africa’s third-largest mobile operator Cell C has significantly cut into the prepaid airtime sales of number two operator MTN, as the nation’s telecommunications companies continue to battle it out to gain market share in an increasingly competitive market....
 
Aug 20, 2014
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A global transportation price index has ranked South Africa the cheapest overall for bus, trains and aeroplane travel for every 100 km out of 51 countries. Online platform GoEuro compared the average price a 100 km of rail, road or air movements between the most...
Aug 20, 2014
Isuzu Midnite
Many African countries were opening their doors to business, increasingly welcoming investors, said General Motors (GM) Africa president Mario Spangenberg on Wednesday. These countries were working hard to become more investor friendly, and South Africa had to take...
Aug 20, 2014
The processing of the Government Shareholder Management Bill, which was yet to be tabled before Parliament by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), would have to be sped up, Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises chairperson Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba said on...
Aug 20, 2014
South Africa’s crude steel production fell 1.5% year-on-year to 610 000 t in July, compared with the 619 000 t produced in July 2013. However, according to the latest World Steel Association (worldsteel) statistics, Africa’s crude steel output rose 21.2%...
Aug 20, 2014
The Bus Rapid Transit System
The City of Tshwane aims to roll out 171 buses by November as part of the inception phase of its bus rapid transit (BRT) system, with the view to establish additional stages and introduce further buses if there is demand.
Aug 20, 2014
Electrical and lighting product distributor ARB Holdings on Wednesday reported increases of 27% in its operating profit and headline earnings a share for the year ended June 30, to R203-million and 50.28c respectively. The increase in operating profit resulted in an...
Aug 20, 2014
The Eastern Cape’s Nelson Mandela Bay is well on its way to becoming South Africa and Africa’s hub for green energy components manufacturing and technologies, said Coega Development Corporation (CDC) energy division investment manager Sandisiwe Ncemane on...
Aug 20, 2014
Telecommunications giant MTN has kicked off a three-year contract that would see street lamps and pole masts equipped with antennas to improve network coverage and quality across west and northern Johannesburg. MTN this week started installing antennas on street...
 
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