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AGROPROCESSING DRIVE The Department of Trade and Industry has invested about R1.2-billion into the agroprocessing industry since 2009
In 2015, government continues to stress the agroprocessing agenda in an attempt to bolster economic growth and job creation, while also securing South Africa’s future food requirements, in an economy that fell short of its growth target in 2014, achieving 1.5%, after...
One of the main reasons given for the recent suspension of Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona and three other senior executives related to a “lack of credible information” surrounding the poor performance of the existing coal-fired power plants. In response, the Eskom board...
 


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Projected capital expenditure (capex) in the South African automotive assembly industry should reach a record R7.48-billion this year, says the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) in its 2014 fourth quarter business review. Capex...
After several years of navigating project-threatening red tape and currency fluctuations, the 4.4 MW Bronkhorstspruit biogas power plant, which will supply clean energy to a leading automotive manufacturer in Gauteng, is expected to enter production before June....
RESOURCEFUL The raw material for the pilot plant would be supplied from the dissolving wood pulp plants at Sappi’s Saiccor and Ngodwana mills, in South Africa, and the Cloquet mill, in the US
South African paper and pulp producer Sappi reported earlier this month that it would build a pilot plant for the production of low-cost Cellulose NanoFibrils, or CNF (nanocellulose) at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands.
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...
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...
KARSTEN WELLNER Ascendis Health’s operating profit increased by 84% to R161-million, while its operating margin declined from 13.2% to 12.1% for the six months ended December 31
Health and care brands group Ascendis Health reported a 101% year-on-year rise in revenue to R1.3-billion for the six months ended December 31.
SERVODRIVE PRESS There is an opportunity in South Africa to create a competitive advantage over conventional metal-pressing operations
Local automotive products manufacturer GUD Holdings will increase its product offering to the automotive sector following its R100-millon investment in a 630 t servo drive transfer press and a new manufacturing site in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape.
The South African automotive industry is unlikely to see a future wage settlement at a level lower than the 8% to 10% increases a year agreed to in a range of three-year wage deals signed in the retail, component and assembly sectors in 2013, says Nissan South Africa...
 
Malawi’s Ministry of Health is inviting bids from African and Arab firms for the construction of the Phalombe district hospital, in south of the country. The project will be financed using loans the Malawi government has secured from  the Arab Bank for Economic...
CHRIS HATHAWAY Metadata is a powerful and efficient tool to organise unstructured data on-site or in the cloud and understand what actions must be taken
Controlling unstructured data using metadata and a data management system improves the management and use of unstructured data in companies, while also reducing risks, says data management specialist company Soarsoft International director Chris Hathaway. Metadata...
 
 
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The poem Time it says: Your life is an expression of your mind. You are the creator of your own Universe - For as a human being, you are free to will whatever state of being you desire through the use of your thoughts and words. There has always been a concept that...
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...
I have never believed that voltage surges or current surges existed. Electricity, as far as I know, does not move in waves, like the sea. At very high voltages, you do get voltage spikes and transients but these are normally smoothed out at lower voltages. Thus, till...
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has announced the launch of its new Web page dedicated to quantitative restrictions (QRs), which are nontariff measures that governments impose to limit the quantity or value of goods that can be imported or exported during a...
 
 
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Main activity of the company: Distribution of test and measurement equipment Date and Place of Birth: Pretoria, June 22, 1969 Education: BCompt and EDP diploma, University of South Africa First Job: Auditors articled clerk Career History Prior to Current Position: I...
US Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen, explaining at a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, DC, last week, the decision of to drop an assurance that it will be “patient” in raising interest rates.
Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi explained away the situation at the troubled State-owned utility thus, after announcing the suspension of the newly appointed CEO and three other senior executives: “There is no crisis. I’ll say to you what the President said, that there...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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