R/€ = 14.17
R/$ = 11.59
Au 1195.71 $/oz
Pt 1198.50 $/oz
Feb 01, 2013
Manufacturer of compact construction machines and light equipment Wacker Neuson has supplied five tele wheel loaders and telehandlers for use at a project to reducing scrub encroachment on farms in Namibia aimed at and turning the subsequent biomass into fuel for a...
Sep 14, 2012
Bush and amphibian non type certified aircraft (NTCA) hybrid, the C-Wolf aerial utility vehicle (AUV) will make its debut at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2012 exhibition. Nicknamed Boeremeisie, the C-Wolf AUV is the result of an idea conceptualised by...
Jun 15, 2012
Apr 06, 2012
I recently at a thorium conference in Cape Town hosted by the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Sep 03, 2010
Provider of bearings, seals, mechatronics and lubrications systems SKF reports that its agri-hubs, fitted to replace bushes on rollers of a LandPac scraper unit, have eliminated large maintenances, reliability problems, reduced downtime and increased active operating...
Sep 11, 2009
The US government continues to put the squeeze on coal mining companies for their environmental impact, with the announcement on Friday that 79 proposed surface coal-mining projects in Appalachian states have been identified for further, detailed reviews of their...
Jan 23, 2009
There is simply so much that South African politicians and policymakers can learn from newly inaugurated US President Barack Obama and his team that it difficult to know where to start. Particularly impressive, though, and something well worth attempting to...
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Apr 04, 2008
The project involves the phased construction of a film studio - Cape Town Film Studios, formerly known as Dreamworld Film City.
Mar 13, 2008
Mar 07, 2008
The construction of the much-anticipated Cape Town Film Studios, formerly known as Dreamworld Film City, has begun after four years of deliberation between the provincial government of the Western Cape, the City of Cape Town, and stakeholders in the private sector,...
Jun 01, 2007
Being a columnist can be taxing. The relentless search for interesting topics to waffle on about is never ending. However, now and then, a week comes along where so much happens that it is difficult to know where to start. The week starting May 7 was one such week.
Dec 08, 2006
The Global Warming Conference has just concluded in Nairobi.
Oct 20, 2006
In June this year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the first-ever series hydraulic hybrid diesel urban delivery vehicle, which will provide dramatic improvements in fuel economy and in emission reductions.
Jul 17, 2006
Leaders of the Group of Eight nations, masking their differences over the escalating conflict in the Middle East, blamed “extremist forces” while stopping short of condemning Hezbollah's Syrian or Iranian sponsors or demanding an end to Israel's military...
Jul 29, 2005
Qaeda, home-grown British fanatics, revenge for British involvement in Iraq, and even those who think it is a response to London winning the 2012 Olympics.
Jul 20, 2005
Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade officially opened the African Growth and Opportunity (AGOA) Forum on July 18, declaring that AGOA is a “shared vision of partnership” between the United States and Africa that will link Africa to the global economy and...
Feb 11, 2005
TENDERS for the construction of the components of the Berg Water Project supplement scheme are to be invited this month.
Sep 24, 2004
The F-gas Directive will be the first step towards a total ban on HFC refrigerants as large end-users seek to move away from the use of global warming gases in refrigeration and air conditioning, the industry heard last week.
Jun 29, 2004
US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick reacted to last week’s backing of a trade bill to extend textile and other trade benefits for sub-Saharan African countries until 2015, by saying the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) of 2004 fulfils President...
Apr 28, 2004
Brazil won a preliminary ruling at the World Trade Organization on Monday night that could force the US to lower the subsidies it pays farmers to grow cotton and, eventually, most subsidized crops, The New York Times reported.
Jan 23, 2004
Only last week we were lamenting the fact that the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO’s) Doha Development Agenda was likely to remain frozen for the course of 2004, and that the January 2005 deadline for the completion of the round would thus be missed.
Nov 26, 2003
The third version of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa III) Trade Bill has been introduced in Congress.
Jun 27, 2003
The ‘d’ word is raising its head again in the US media. While most commentators try to downplay the possibility of deflation in the US, there seems to be a real fear that the US economy may be heading in that direction.
Jun 13, 2003
There has been much debate in South Africa over the past few years about the role of the State in economic and social development.
Nov 15, 2002
It is time that we move beyond thinking about people as consumers or producers and instead think about their well-being.
Nov 15, 2002
The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held earlier this year might cost the taxpayer more than anticipated.
Sep 27, 2002
A free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and South Africa would be the strongest tool for solidifying economic relations between the two countries, US Ambassador Cameron Hume told the American Chamber of Commerce last week.
Sep 12, 2002
Six months after imposing its own sweeping steel tariffs, the Bush Administration plans to put forward an "ambitious agenda" to slash steel subsidies and protections around the world, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Jun 07, 2002
The US will push in global trade talks for complete elimination of farm export subsidies over five years, Washington’s top agricultural trade negotiator said.
May 08, 2002
Of all the problems that plague the world's poor in the age of globalisation, few are so widely condemned as the subsidies that rich countries provide their farmers.
Mar 15, 2002
Trevor Manuel’s budget speech impressed me.
Mar 15, 2002
Against a backdrop of futuristic vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show in January, US Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham and executives of Ford, General Motors and DaimlerChrysler announced a new cooperative automotive research partnership between the US Department of...