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Jul 01, 2014
Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) was looking to position South Africa as a southern hub for world shipping routes within the next ten years, TPT KwaZulu-Natal operations GM Zeph Ndlovu told Engineering News Online on the sidelines of the Africa Ports & Harbours...
Jun 30, 2014
An approach that presents South Africa as offering a coherent “suite” of services to potential foreign importers of local goods – rather than simply the export product itself – may boost the country’s export earnings and drive the local industrialisation...
Jun 30, 2014
Transport systems and infrastructure are the lifeblood of any economy. It facilitates the movement of raw materials to manufacturers and final products to market. Without it, the economy simply would not function. However a great deal of emphasis is placed on...
Jun 27, 2014
Founded well before recycling was a concept, Italy’s Metal Group has grown to be one the leading players in the recovery and re-use of scrap metal. The Group’s presence in Europe, North and South America and Asia comprises seven companies between them operating...
Jun 27, 2014
AE/016/CTB/2013-14/W/22 Tanzania Ports Authority is planning to increase the capacity of Mtwara port to cater for the expected increase in traffic following the development of Mtwara Corridor and the ongoing exploration activities for gas and oil in the Indian Ocean....
Jun 27, 2014
South African prepayment electricity meter specialist Conlog has signalled its intention to aggressively accelerate its African and international expansion strategy in a bid to build on its already impressive installed base of eight-million units, which have been...
Jun 26, 2014
World Gold Council's John Mulligan
The launch in Singapore of the exchange-traded gold kilobar contract is expected to spark new demand for gold. World Gold Council (WGC) investor relations manager John Mulligan, who spoke to Mining Weekly Online from London, says the launch is an example of the way...
Jun 24, 2014
South Africa should be focusing more on oil and gas developments, given its expansive resources, and the next 18 months to three years would be critical to shaping the trajectory of the emerging industry, Webber Wentzel director and head of the oil and gas sector...
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
 
 
 
Jun 20, 2014
With South Africa moving to materially raise the profile of gas in its energy mix – probably initially through the importation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) – the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest ‘World Energy Investment Outlook’ makes for...
Jun 19, 2014
Although global real lending growth picked up slightly to 4.6% in 2013, it may slow in 2014 as a slowdown in emerging markets outside Europe outweighs a weak recovery in the developed world, Ratings agency Fitch said in its latest Macro-Prudential Risk Monitor,...
Jun 18, 2014
The Canadian federal government on Tuesday accepted an independent panel’s recommendation to approve the Enbridge Northern Gateway project, subject to 209 conditions. In outlining the federal government’s decision for the C$6.5-billion project, Natural Resources...
Jun 13, 2014
Trimble announced today that its innovative Trimble® CenterPoint™ RTX™ correction service is now available for heavy civil construction applications. Available worldwide as a subscription service, CenterPoint RTX will offer construction companies a flexible and...
Jun 13, 2014
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has extended an invitation to South African companies to apply for participation at the South African Exhibition and Investment seminars scheduled to take place in China from October 20 to 31. To qualify for inclusion,...
Jun 13, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
To date, the year has not been kind to Honda Motor Southern Africa (HMSA), but hopefully the new Ballade, launched in May, will lure more buyers to the Japanese brandʼs showrooms, as will the new Jazz when it arrives next year.
Jun 11, 2014
ExecuJet Aviation Group and Rolls-Royce have signed engine service agreements authorising ExecuJet Service Centres in China, Malaysia, South Africa, Nigeria and Australia to perform engine line maintenance, removals and installations on Rolls-Royce BR710 engines....
Jun 11, 2014
Conlog's Durban manufacturing plant, which has 170 mostly female workers, has capacity to produce 100 000 units monthly
South African prepayment electricity meter specialist Conlog has signalled its intention to aggressively accelerate its African and international expansion strategy in a bid to build on its already impressive installed base of eight-million units, which have been...
Jun 11, 2014
The World Bank has made a further material downward revision to South Africa’s growth outlook for 2014, citing tense labour-market conditions as a key reason, along with weak electricity supply and tighter monetary policy. The bank’s latest Global Economic...
 
 
 
 
Jun 10, 2014
Independent research by University of Maryland supply chain lecturer Lisa Harrington has revealed that technology, or tech, companies should look at dramatically overhauling their existing African supply-chain strategies to meet the demands of an emerging, volatile...
Jun 09, 2014
The first Regional Student Energy Summits will take place simultaneously in Africa, Asia, North America and Latin America. The African Student Energy Summit will occur at the southern tip of the continent at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa....
Jun 06, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
IEA executive director Maria van der Hoeven
With South Africa moving to materially raise the profile of gas in its energy mix – probably initially through the importation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) – the International Energy Agency (IEA) has cautioned that gas transportation costs could dampen...
Jun 03, 2014
BT’s global network will help the world’s leading diamond company connect generations of people with the Earth's natural treasures. BT has won a significant new contract with The De Beers Group of Companies.  The six-year agreement, worth US $37m (around R...
Jun 02, 2014
Clermont mine
Diversified mining company Rio Tinto has completed the sale of its 50.1% interest in the Clermont joint venture to GS Coal – a company jointly owned by Glencore and Sumitomo Corporation, for $1.015-billion. Under the terms of the sale, which Rio Tinto announced...
May 30, 2014
The economic success of Asian countries is not due to cheap labour. “It’s not just low wages,” Cambridge University economics Professor José Gabriel Palma has affirmed. Although low wages helped start the modern economic development of Asian countries, the key...
May 30, 2014
I attended a recent Academy of Science of South Africa (Assaf) conference on nuclear power in Pretoria.  It brought to fore the mountain of justification – moral, financial and technical – the nuclear build programme has to climb for it to gain a foothold in our...
May 30, 2014
Consultancy group MEPS has, with cautious optimism, forecast stainless steel production growth in 2014 will be better than 2013 for all traditional steelmaking countries and regions, including the EU, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. According to the consultancy, this...
May 30, 2014
THE IROD & NUBOLT The Irod and Nubolt system limits galvanic corrosion by negating metal-to-metal contact and by allowing trapped water to be drained
South Africa-based corrosion control, heat treatment and bolt torque equipment supplier Total Heating Solutions received the distribution rights for US-based cathodic protection systems design and manufacturing company Deepwater’s Nubolt and Irod pipe support...
 
 
 
 
May 29, 2014
Workforce management group Adcorp has increased revenues for the year ended February 28, 2014, by an impressive 37%, generating R11.8-billion for the period, as its South Africa-based blue-collar operations continued to perform “particularly well", despite sweeping...
May 29, 2014
Investment in Australia’s resources sector was entering a downturn as Australia shifted into the production phase of the commodity investment cycle, the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (Bree) reported this week. In its latest major projects update, Bree...
May 28, 2014
Despite challenging industry conditions, world steel demand grew by 3.6% during 2013, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) said on Wednesday. In its World Steel in Figures 2014 report the association also noted that world crude steel production totalled...
May 28, 2014
The Honda Ballade
2014 has not been a kind year to Honda Motor Southern Africa (HMSA) so far, but hopefully the new Ballade, launched this week, will lure more buyers to the Japanese brand’s showrooms, as will the new Jazz when it arrives next year. With consumers struggling to make...
May 26, 2014
The $19-billion Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (PNG LNG) project has shipped its first cargo, bound for Japan. The PNG LNG project started production in April this year, ahead of schedule. Production from the second train has also started.
May 23, 2014
European airliner manufacturer Airbus recently marked the 20th anniversary of its scientific research partnership with a number of international airlines and European universities and scientific institutions to gather atmospheric data. This programme was originally...
May 22, 2014
SITECH® Technology Dealer has been established in northwest Mexico. SITECH Noroeste joins the premier network of SITECH dealerships—the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering the most comprehensive portfolio of construction technology systems...
May 21, 2014
José Gabriel Palma
The economic success of Asian countries is not due to cheap labour. “It’s not just low wages,” Cambridge University economics professor José Gabriel Palma has affirmed. Although low wages helped start the modern economic development of Asian countries, the key...
May 21, 2014
With the continuing skills shortage in mining even more evident when mine sites are more remote, the option of fly-in fly-out has become ever more popular right across the industry. However, in order to attract the best talent companies need to remain flexible and...
May 21, 2014
Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia are set to get increased satellite coverage as satellite services provider Spacecom prepares for the launch of a new satellite and plans for another satellite get under way. The AMOS-6 satellite was currently being...
 
 
 
 
May 16, 2014
March saw the holding of the second ever international mining and minerals conference in Vietnam. Held at the International Centre for Exhibitions in the capital city of Hanoi, Mining Vietnam 2014 was attended by 3 581 trade delegates from 30 countries. This figure...
May 16, 2014
Communications satellite operator Arab Satellite Communication Organisation (Arabsat), a platinum sponsor at SatCom Africa 2014, has released a request for proposal for the procurement of four new satellites to be named HS3, HS4, ARB6E and ARB6A, set to launch in...
May 14, 2014
The global demand for silver bullion has risen to a record high in 2013, boosted by significant growth in silver fabrication, silver coin and strong jewellery demand, the latest instalment of the ‘World Silver Survey’ has found. Published on Wednesday, the...
May 14, 2014
Effective May 1st 2014 AUMUND Fördertechnik assumed the spare parts services of the Maschinenfabrik BESTA & MEYER in Saarland / Germany. Herewith AUMUND follows several strategic goals simultaneously: pooling the know-how of the companies BESTA & MEYER, Louise and...
May 12, 2014
A prefeasibility study at ASX-listed African Energy’s Mmamabula West coal project, in Botswana, has raised concern about transport costs. Based on the 200-million tonne indicated resource, the prefeasibility study found that the Mmamabula West project could...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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