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US to initiate ‘exploratory talks’ on post-Agoa model at Washington forum

By: Terence Creamer     9th July 2018 United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer will use this week’s African Growth and Opportunities Act (Agoa) Forum in Washington DC to initiate “exploratory talks” with African governments on a possible trade model that could be implemented when the unilateral programme expires in... 

Former coal lobbyist takes over EPA from embattled chief Pruitt

By: Bloomberg     6th July 2018 The new head of the EPA is a former Senate staffer who has worked behind the scenes to quash climate change legislation and promote coal. Andrew Wheeler, 53, now the Environmental Protection Agency’s No. 2 official, will take over Monday as acting administrator following the resignation of Scott... 

US probe darkens Glencore's horizons from Africa to Americas

By: Bloomberg     4th July 2018 The US corruption and money-laundering probe into Glencore Plc represents the sum of all fears for the world’s largest commodity trader and its billionaire CEO Ivan Glasenberg. The possibility that the Justice Department would add to the dizzying array of regulatory and legal headaches the Swiss... 

Copper mine planned for Utah National Monument shrunk by Trump

By: Bloomberg     21st June 2018 The red sandstone vistas in Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument may soon be criss-crossed with dump trucks after a Canadian mining company announced plans to begin operations on land cut from federal protection by President Donald Trump. Vancouver-based Glacier Lake Resources... 


By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     16th February 2018 It is said that many a truth is spoken in jest. I contend that restricting the adage to ‘spoken’ might well be dated. A few years ago, I co-authored a chapter in the book Zumanomics. With a change of guard at the Presidency anticipated, I consulted my favourite search engine for references to... 

A modern land run? Trump move opens Utah to mining claims under 1872 law

By: Reuters     31st January 2018 US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw federal protections from millions of acres of Utah wilderness will reopen much of the iconic terrain to gold, silver, copper, and uranium land claims under a Wild West-era mining law, according to federal officials. Starting at 6 am on February 2... 

Trump to shrink Utah monuments holding artifacts, minerals

By: Bloomberg     5th December 2017 President Donald Trump said Monday that he’ll shrink two national monuments in Utah that contain stunning red-sandstone vistas, historic relics and energy resources, arguing his predecessor overstepped in protecting the land. Trump travelled to Salt Lake City for the announcement, and also met... 

Obama administration's decision on uranium sale probed by House

By: Bloomberg     25th October 2017 US House committees are investigating why former President Barack Obama’s administration allowed a Russian-backed company to purchase American uranium mines in 2010. The House Intelligence and Oversight panels will look into the matter, Devin Nunes, a California Republican who is chairperson of... 

Mining Maverick lured out of hiatus by billion-dollar gold dream

By: Bloomberg     18th May 2017 Frank Giustra likes to see big where others think small. The Canadian mining magnate’s latest target is a subterranean patch of red earth in southwestern Mexico. In January his new undertaking, Leagold Mining, bought the Los Filos mine from Goldcorp for $350-million. It wasn’t the openpits... 

Foreign policy rows all about the changing balance of power  

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     17th February 2017 The year began with two rows on foreign policy. The first was about a visit to Taiwan by Solly Msimang in his capacity as the executive mayor of Tshwane. The second, which riled the African National Congress (ANC) even more, was about a visit to Israel by Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi... 

New US President may benefit the resources sector

By: Henry Lazenby     17th February 2017 While Donald Trump is likely to lower US corporate taxes, bringing US dollars back into the country and rebuilding American infrastructure through a massive $1-trillion spending programme, the new President is coming in at the “US midnight”, Euro Pacific Capital founder and CEO Peter Schiff says.... 

The US faces an ‘interesting’ election and SA should be prepared

By: Keith Campbell     28th October 2016 Well, we are definitely living in interesting times, at home and abroad. China, under the leadership of Xi Jinping, has adopted a nationalist assertiveness in the East and especially South China Seas. Russia, under President Vladimir Putin, has been even more assertive, bringing the Crimea under... 

Politics to blame as SA hurtles towards downgrade  

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     29th September 2016 South Africa is inching closer and closer towards a downgrade to subinvestment grade. To blame, of course, is the increasingly fractious politics of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). If former US President Bill Clinton had been South African, he would have said: “It’s politics, stupid!”... 

US official counsels SA to take seriously Senators’ warnings over Agoa inclusion

By: Terence Creamer     31st March 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 Counselor for Economic Affairs,... 

US Ex-Im extends R6bn Transnet guarantee amid debate on its future 

By: Terence Creamer     6th August 2014 South Africa’s State-owned freight logistics group Transnet reported on Wednesday that it had secured a R6-billion guarantee from the US Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank for the funding of diesel locomotives the company is buying from General Electric (GE). The facility was confirmed amid a robust... 

Kaizer Nyatsumba

By: Natalie Greve     18th April 2014 Position: CEO of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) Main Activity of the Company: Seifsa's core business is to represent and promote the interests of business in South Africa, in particular the metals and engineering industries, through lobbying and capacity... 

World bows in respect to Mandela

By: Sapa     6th December 2013 The death Thursday of South Africa's liberation leader and first democratic president Nelson Mandela triggered an unprecedented worldwide chorus of awed respect. Statesmen, resistance leaders, Nobel laureates and prisoners of conscience have died before, but never had one man united such global... 

Davies Engages The Us On The Future Of Agoa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd September 2013 The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, has arrived in the country today, Sunday, 22 September 2013, after undertaking a successful visit to the United States (US). He visited the US to exchange views with different stakeholders on the future of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act... 

Gavin Hall

23rd November 2012 Position: MD, Melco Conveyor Equipment Main Activity of the Company: manufacture and supply of conveyor rollers and idlers, supply of motorized pulleys Date and Place of Birth: Harare, Zimbabwe 25 December 1964 Education: BSc (Hons) Geology, MBA First Job: audit clerk in Port Elizabeth Career... 

Company Announcement:MTN sponsors young leaders to attend global Summit in the USA

4th October 2012 Africa’s leading telecoms company has again committed to sponsor 22 youth from its operating countries in Africa and the Middle East to attend a global youth leadership Summit in the United States of America later this month 

Company Announcement: Winner of International Children’s Peace Prize 2011 awarded at World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

25th April 2012 Michaela Mycroft received first Medal for Social Activism presented to her by former president F.W. de Klerk during the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago 

Govt expert appointed to Walmart study

By: SA News     11th April 2012 Nobel laureate and economist, Professor Joseph Stiglitz, has been appointed as the government’s expert to serve on the Walmart study. This follows the judgement by the Competition Appeal Court in March that a study be commissioned to “determine the most appropriate means together with the... 


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