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Mar 31, 2015
Updated 7 hours ago Delivering an uncommonly optimistic appraisal of South Africa’s economic prospects, South African Reserve Bank economic reviews and statistics deputy head Dr Johan Van den Heever said on Tuesday that once lags in the implementation of strong government policy, such...
Mar 31, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Updated 7 hours ago A call for platinum-rich South Africa to commit to 1 000 MW of platinum fuel cell-generated electricity by 2020 was made on Tuesday evening during the unveiling by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies of Africa’s first platinum fuel cell baseload power unit, which...
Mar 31, 2015
Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi (centre), chamber's Mike Teke (left) and DMR DG Dr Thibedi Ramontja
Government, organised mining and organised labour have agreed to work collaboratively to obtain a court ruling on the crucial issue of black economic-empowerment (BEE) ownership of mines, the only sticking point of Tuesday’s Mining Charter deadline. In an interim...
Mar 31, 2015
Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) will study two forensic reports on the union federation and if necessary point out illegal activities to law enforcement agencies. "Where there are issues of fraud and corruption... they must be reported to the law...
Mar 31, 2015
Zwelinzima Vavi
South Africa's main trade union federation, Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu), expelled Zwelinzima Vavi, its popular general secretary but a vocal critic of President Jacob Zuma and the ruling African National Congress, senior union sources told Reuters....
Mar 31, 2015
The South African government needs to take urgent steps to address ongoing trade concerns – particularly the long-running dispute over antidumping duties on American chicken – before US lawmakers start drafting 2015 trade legislation, the US Embassy’s Minister...
Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 30, 2015
International Monetary Fund (IMF) board directors, who recently concluded an Article IV consultation with Nigeria, have agreed that mobilising additional nonoil revenues is critical to open up fiscal space and improve public service delivery over the medium term....
Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 28, 2015
South African public service unions and the government have failed to reach an agreement on workers' pay, a government official confirmed on Saturday, raising the prospect of a major strike in Africa's most advanced economy. Any strike action by the 1.3-million...
Mar 27, 2015
President Jacob Zuma has appointed South African Reserve Bank (SARB) adviser and Monetary Policy Committee member Kuben Naidoo as SARB deputy governor, following the promotion of former incumbent Lesetja Kganyago to SARB governor in November. Naidoo, who will take up...
Mar 27, 2015
The agricultural sector has a key role to play in a green economy, which incorporates both an environmental and social dimension, notes Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) senior researcher and/or leader of the Agricultural Green Economy Project Dr...
Mar 27, 2015
A challenging construction sector, difficult contractual environment and poor operational performance have contributed to JSE-listed construction company Basil Read reporting an R820.9-million aftertax loss for the year ended December 31, 2014. “Lossmaking contracts...
Mar 27, 2015
Mar 27, 2015
The long-term outlook for Nigeria is a country that has the potential to be very strong. So affirmed International Monetary Fund (IMF) Nigeria Mission Chief and Senior Resident Representative Dr Gene Leon on recently. "But we are starting from a point of huge...
Mar 27, 2015
Poor infrastructure planning and inadequate maintenance are becoming increasingly problematic for new developments and the associated infrastructure required to support such developments. In many urban and rural municipalities, the state of infrastructure has been...
Mar 27, 2015
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China’s emergence – or, more accurately, re-emergence – as one of the world’s most important economies and influential States received a powerful endorsement earlier this month. In a move that surprised nearly everyone, the British government announced that the UK...
Mar 27, 2015
RECYCLING REWARDS One tonne of recovered paper saves three cubic metres of landfill space, reducing costs for municipalities
In an effort to replace the old N-level courses previously offered by former further education and training colleges, the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (Pamsa), in partnership with the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) sector education and...
Mar 27, 2015
The Airports Company South Africa recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with German company Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding. The MoU was signed at the recent Air Cargo Africa 2015 conference, next to OR Tambo International Airport. "This has been two...
 
 
 
 
Mar 27, 2015
POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES There is no guarantee that an EPR tax will feed money back into developing the paper and packaging sector
Currently the paper industry is largely responsible for its own collections of recyclable paper needed as a raw material. Owing to transport and labour costs, collection  is an expensive exercise, a situation manufacturers can do little to improve, says Paper...
Mar 27, 2015
INDUSTRY SUPPORT Canegrowers represents about 23 866 private sugar cane growers, many of whom run small family-owned farms
The provisional recoverable value price of sugar from cane delivered in January 2015 for the 2014/15 season increased to R3 359.21/t, after a R1.18 increase in December 2014, according to the South African Cane Growers Association (Canegrowers). Canegrowers...
Mar 27, 2015
International ratings agency Standard & Poor's currently has Nigeria on a negative sovereign ratings watch. (The country is rated at BB minus.) "This means there is a clear and present danger," explained the agency's Regional Manager: Sub-Saharan Africa Konrad Reuss...
Mar 27, 2015
ASHER BOHBOT EOH aims to provide technology, knowledge, skills and organisational ability critical to Africa’s development and growth
JSE-listed information and communications technology firm EOH’s continuing growth is the result of its perennial focus on skilled people, organisational capabilities and consistent corporate culture, says EOH CEO Asher Bohbot. The company increased revenue by 39.4%...
Mar 27, 2015
Sustainability company Alive2Green will be hosting this year’s Sustainability Week at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research from June 23 to 28, which is themed ‘Get ready to put ideas in motion’.
Mar 26, 2015
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A senior US embassy official has urged the South African government to address a number of mixed messages on the openness of the country to foreign investment so as to take advantage of a growing appetite among American companies for investments into the country and...
Mar 26, 2015
Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago
The repo rate will remain unchanged at 5.75%, South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Thursday. "Given the uncertainty related to the US policy normalisation and the weak state of the domestic economy, the MPC (monetary policy committee) has...
Mar 26, 2015
The Economist Corporate Network director Herman Warren
A new survey of 206 African business executives shows that the revenue and profit contribution from the continent is expected to rise materially in the coming five years, while Nigeria’s importance as a primary market is likely to increase and South Africa’s decrease...
Mar 25, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) plans for the development of black industrialists are gaining traction, with the intention to launch the Black Industrialists Development Programme within a month, DTI director-general Lionel October said on Wednesday....
Mar 25, 2015
DTI director-general Lionel October
Access to finance for South Africa’s black industrialists could become easier as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announces several State-led support initiatives as part of its Black Industrialists Development Programme. Unpacking the DTI’s plans for black...
 
 
 
 
Mar 25, 2015
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The Department of Trade and Industry-led Black Industrialists Development Programme would catapult black-owned businesses into the mainstream economy to drive South Africa forward. As the transformation of South Africa’s business landscape lagged, with the country’s...
Mar 25, 2015
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President Jacob Zuma
The developing Black Industrialists Policy Framework is the “right policy” to transform South Africa’s industrial landscape and get the nation’s struggling manufacturing sector back on track, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Department of Trade...
Mar 24, 2015
The number of employees in the formal nonagricultural sector of the South African economy increased from an estimated 8.94-million in September to an estimated 8.98-million in December, Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA’s) Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES)...
Mar 24, 2015
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President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwe is planning talks with Germany on how to resolve a $739-million debt it owes to euro zone's biggest economy, the southern African nation's finance minister said on Tuesday. President Robert Mugabe's government owes foreign creditors, including the...
Mar 24, 2015
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President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday urged municipalities to reduce dependence on consultants, to improve efficiency in local government. There had been complaints that local government farmed out too much work, he said in a speech to the South African Local Government...
Mar 23, 2015
JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties reported on Monday that its Property Point division had teamed up with South African capital growth property firm Attacq to further its business incubation programme. Through the agreement, Property Point would manage Attacq’s...
Mar 23, 2015
South African paper and pulp producer Sappi has closed the offering of €450-million senior secured notes, due 2022, by its subsidiary Sappi Papier Holding (SPH). The net proceeds from this offering, which held a coupon of 3.375% a year – together with cash on hand...
Mar 23, 2015
The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) aims to leverage small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs), cooperatives and township and rural entrepreneurs to reverse South Africa’s status as a net importer of information and communications...
Mar 23, 2015
State-owned electricity utility Eskom has clarified that its proposal for a “selective reopener” of the third multiyear price determination (MYPD3) would be pursued for the remaining three years of the five-year determination period, which began on April 1, 2013 and...
Mar 23, 2015
If 25 countries cutting rates since the start of the year wasn't proof enough, this week's warning from Janet Yellen about the dollar's strength confirmed that the world's top central banks are fighting a currency war. The scale of global easing has been the big...
 
 
 
 
Mar 20, 2015
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Britain has given Zimbabwe $72-million to help increase food production by rural farmers over the next four years, as the southern African country faces the prospect of poorer harvests this year due to inadequate rains. Once the bread-basket of the region, Zimbabwe...
Mar 20, 2015
PRIVATE SECTOR A Boeing 737-4S3 of low-cost carrier Kulula, part of the Comair group
Comair CEO Erik Venter has expressed concern about South Africa’s draft 2015 to 2020 “Airlift Strategy”, which covers commercial aviation. (Comair is the country’s largest private-sector airline group.) This draft follows on from the 2006 to 2011 Airlift Strategy,...
Mar 20, 2015
As South Africa’s youth continue to be sidelined from the mainstream economy, government is moving to revive and refine its National Youth Policy (NYP), with the aspiration of unleashing the full potential of 41.2% of the population as “agents of change”, while...
Mar 20, 2015
CHEMICALS GRADUATES a.b.e. Construction Chemicals graduates Jabulani Dlamini, Mapule Mokoena and George Ndlovu, flanked by Institute for Quality Education Training and Development branch manager Judy Shaik and Chryso Southern Africa Group human resources and organisation GM Brian Matthee. Graduate Nathaniel Manganye was absent when the photograph was taken
Chemicals production staff from chemicals company a.b.e. Construction Chemicals recently underwent a 12-month training programme, provided by the Institute for Quality Education Training and Development, to further their skills sets, the company tells Engineering News.
Mar 20, 2015
EXPLOITING NEW FACILITIES Bosmansdam High School grade 11 learner Shane Klaaste conducting an experiment in the new science centre
International petroleum refiner and marketer Chevron South Africa (SA) – which retails under the Caltex brand locally – opened a science learning centre on October 20, 2014 at Bosmansdam High School, in Bothasig, Cape Town.
 
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