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Oct 01, 2014
DENNIS JÖNSSON Dairy will become a more globalised business in the next 10 years
Changing dairy consumption patterns in developed markets and rising consumption in emerging markets is resulting in increased trade from dairy producing countries to emerging markets, says Swiss food packaging and processing multinational Tetra Pak CEO Dennis...
Sep 30, 2014
Despite a rise of over 40% in cargo movements since the lifting of the Manila truck ban, anticipation of a surge in trade with the sustained robust growth of the Philippine economy, and following approval from the government to develop more yard and road...
Sep 25, 2014
Global airline passenger traffic is likely to grow at a rate of 4.7% a year over the next 20 years, driving the need for around 31 400 new passenger and freighter aircraft – worth an estimated $4.6-trillion – by 2033, airline manufacturer Airbus’s Global Market...
Sep 25, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies believes South Africa should mimic the Japanese model of developing small manufacturing enterprises in close geographical proximity to large industries, thereby enabling small industrialists to supply inputs directly into the...
Sep 25, 2014
South Africa’s power supply is taking strain and with the country’s grid nearing peak demand, an intervention is needed. To this end, several alternatives are being explored but there is a growing need for more sustainable methods of power generation and demand side...
Sep 22, 2014
Construction major Aveng has offloaded its wholly-owned Australia- and New Zealand-based utility, resources and infrastructure contracting business Electrix to European concern Vinco Energies for some R1.4-billion in cash. Aligned to the strategic objective of...
Sep 18, 2014
Global stainless steel melt shop production increased 10.6% year-on-year to 20.9-million tons in the first half of 2014, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) revealed on Thursday. Production increased in all regions, except for Central and Eastern Europe,...
Sep 18, 2014
Company Annoucement - The Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One, powered by Sage Pastel and Sage VIP, has named Book Express www.bookexpress.co.za  as the Gauteng winner for 2014. Book Express won against strong competition from 30 small businesses that...
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Sep 12, 2014
Final designs to expand capacity of the coal line to 81-million tons are nearing completion and several work packages are under way.
Sep 12, 2014
The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), an international grouping of governmental, industry and research and nongovernmental organisations with an interest in renewable energy, publishes a yearly report entitled 'Renewables Global Status...
Sep 11, 2014
Rising demand for protein and more sophisticated diets in developing countries are spurring investors to get excited about investing in fertilisers. The ‘protein story’ was still providing a good thesis for investment, as the developing world continued to consume...
Sep 09, 2014
Metallurgical coal-mining hopeful Fortune Minerals on Tuesday said it welcomed a renewed effort to conclude the Klappan Strategic Initiative (KSI) between the British Columbia government and the Tahltan Nation, reaffirming its support of the provincial government’s...
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 09, 2014
ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer
Power and automation group ABB is moving to “shift the centre of gravity” of the corporation to accelerate its already strong global power and automation position to the next level, amid the global change in the electrical value chain and the fourth industrial...
Sep 06, 2014
In the face of stubbornly low coal prices and a global supply glut, struggling North American coal producers are grappling with stalled demand growth and increasingly strict environmental regulations, while simultaneously navigating congested export corridors to...
Sep 05, 2014
The coal beneficiation sector depends on robust products that provide ease of operation, minimised maintenance costs and enhanced productivity. MBE Minerals is a leading supplier of coal beneficiation technology, ranging from basic and detailed engineering to...
Sep 05, 2014
Worldwide, aviation safely transports more than three billion people a year. It is, as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) points out, the safest form of transport there is. Everywhere, aviation has become a key factor in economic growth. Africa is no...
Sep 05, 2014
An underperforming Grinaker-LTA and problem projects in Australia in the past financial year continued to take their toll on construction and engineering group Aveng. The JSE-listed company in August reported its financial results for the year ended June 30, with...
 
 
 
 
Sep 05, 2014
Worldwide, aviation safely transports more than three billion people a year. It is, as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) points out, the safest form of transport there is. Everywhere, aviation has become a key factor in economic growth. Africa is no...
Sep 05, 2014
INCREASING CAPACITY The facility will help countries around the world meet increasingly strict regulatory requirements and higher performance standards for lubricants
US-based oil refiner Chevron Corporation started commercial production of premium base oils from a newly constructed manufacturing facility at the company’s refinery in Pascagoula, near Mississippi, in July.
Sep 05, 2014
State-owned defence group Denel’s financial results for 2013/14 show revenue growth of 17%, improved profits and the largest multi-year order book in its history – more than R30-billion to be executed over the next 20 years. “We can safely state that Denel has now...
Sep 04, 2014
ExecuJet has won the ‘Best Private Aviation Operator’ category at the annual Business Traveller Africa Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa. The awards, hosted by Future Group, publisher of ‘Business Traveller Africa’ magazine, reward excellence in local, regional...
Sep 02, 2014
Amid an ongoing review of group operations, Richland Resources announced on Monday that subsidiary, the Tanzanite Foundation, which is responsible for tanzanite marketing and promotion, sightholder engagement and community and social relations (CSR), was set to...
Sep 01, 2014
The 14 350 km Sat-3/Wasc/Safe cable system connecting Europe to the west coast of Africa has been successfully upgraded, doubling the system capacity. The fourth upgrade, undertaken by Alcatel-Lucent and the Sat-3/Wasc/Safe consortium, which includes Telkom, had seen...
Aug 28, 2014
Market-oriented cycle for Africa Bauma Conexpo Africa's organizers respond to industry's wish Africa's largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry celebrated its premiere in 2013. The next Bauma Conexpo Africa takes place at the...
Aug 27, 2014
The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project by UTZ Certified has proven that is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills. The project started in 2010 with the goal of addressing...
Aug 27, 2014
Strengthening its presence in international markets in order to consolidate its world leadership in developing and marketing software solutions for the sheet metal industry and the structural steel sector is one of the strategic objectives that Lantek a multinational...
Aug 26, 2014
Kobus Verster
An underperforming Grinaker-LTA and problem projects in Australia in the past financial year continued to take their toll on construction and engineering group Aveng. The JSE-listed company on Tuesday reported its financial results for the year ended June 30, with...
 
 
 
 
Aug 19, 2014
South African vehicle exports dropped to around 116 000 units for the first six months of the year, down from the 147 600 units recorded for the same period last year. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) said in its second...
Aug 18, 2014
Ghana is to make use of public–private partnerships (PPPs) to develop its aviation infrastructure and create a national carrier. The country aimed to make itself a viable aviation hub for West Africa and beyond. This was made clear by Ghanaian Transport Minister...
Aug 15, 2014
Denel CEO Riaz Salojee
The Denel Group, South Africa's State-owned defence company, has announced a stronger-than-ever order book. "Denel's order book of R32-billion is the strongest the company has had in its history," reported group CEO Riaz Saloojee on Friday. "These are contracts that...
Aug 15, 2014
The share price of ASX-listed Robust Resources spiked more than 52% on Friday after the company became the target of a joint takeover between Stanhill Capital Partners and Droxford International. The bidders on Friday announced that they had entered into discussions...
Aug 14, 2014
A totally green approach between Shell, Pragma www.pragmaworld.net and Cool Technology has resulted in the treatment of black water and sewage on site with a water recovery of between 60 and 70%. The 150m3 per day effluent treatment and grey water recycling plant was...
Aug 14, 2014
Global engineering and technical services company Aurecon today announced the appointment of Giam Swiegers as its new Chief Executive Officer effective 1 February 2015. He will be based in the company’s Sydney office.  Aurecon Chairman, Teddy Daka, said, “After an...
Aug 11, 2014
Innovation and the continuous strengthening of a unique identity will keep the South African wine industry at the forefront of the global wine arena Presenters conveyed this message to around 200 cellars, producers and other wine industry role-players at a VinPro...
Aug 08, 2014
VITAL GLOBALITY Trelleborg has ten facilities capable of producing seals, bearings and airframe solutions around the world
While polymer solutions company Trelleborg has partnered with aircraft manufacturers in the design of systems containing its seals, bearings and air frame components for over 65 years, the company keeps abreast of the latest technology developments in the aerospace...
Aug 07, 2014
Global capital project and infrastructure spending is expected to grow to more than $9-trillion a year by 2025, up from $4-trillion in 2012, with nearly $78-trillion likely to be spent on capital projects and infrastructure globally between now and 2025, a new report...
Aug 06, 2014
With violent antigovernment demonstrations petering out and many of his leading opponents now muzzled, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro might be forgiven for thinking his administration is now on firmer ground. However, the underlying causes for the disturbances...
 
 
 
 
Aug 01, 2014
PRESSURE TEST The major challenge facing the industry has been the decline in capital expenditure projects
The local pressure vessel industry has been under significant strain for the past several years and there are no signs of improvement, at least not for the remainder of this year, industry body the Pressure Equipment Manufacturers Association (Pema) executive...
Jul 29, 2014
AECI CEO Mark Dytor
AECI’s explosives arm AEL has branched out into Australia as it teams up with undisclosed customers for the supply of explosives into this new market. An AECI office had been established in Brisbane, while preparations were under way to ship a bulk emulsion plant...
Jul 24, 2014
The directors of ASX-listed Robust Resources have implored shareholders to take no action regarding an increased takeover bid from Stanhill Capital Partners Holdings, after the firm reported that it had acquired a 19.9% interest in the metals developer. Earlier this...
Jul 24, 2014
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. successfully closed and signed today an inaugural Loan Facility Programme (the Programme) and a USD350 million syndicated revolving credit facility (the Revolving Facility) with a large group of international and...
Jul 23, 2014
East Africa would be the next major oil and gas play on the continent, professional services firm PwC Africa Oil & Gas Advisory senior manager Derek Boulware said on Wednesday. Speaking at the launch of the firm’s 2014 Africa oil and gas review titled ‘On the brink...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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