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Jul 18, 2014
Citing swelling customer demand, African low-cost airline fastjet has increased the number of flights on its routes between the Tanzanian hubs of Dar es Salaam, and Mwanza, as well as between Dar es Salaam and Lusaka, in Zambia. The emerging airline said in a...
Jul 18, 2014
A major underground collapse has occurred at Zimbabwe-based platinum producer Zimplats’ Bimha mine, 150 km south-east of Harare, affecting nearly 50% of the mine’s current footprint, the company said on Friday. As a result of a proactive response by management...
Jul 09, 2014
Esor Pipelines has one of the most impressive track records in the South African pipeline industry, including several prestigious projects that required specialised expertise. These include the recent completion of sub-Saharan Africa’s largest water pipeline —...
Jun 23, 2014
African low-cost airline fastjet announced on Monday that it will, in August, start operating flights between Tanzania and Zimbabwe as it expands its international route network across Africa. The airline would launch a twice-weekly operation from Dar es Salaam,...
Mar 28, 2014
Zimbabwe's struggling economy will continue to face challenges this year, with minimal growth expected, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. "The macroeconomic environment is expected to remain challenging in 2014, and the outlook is for continued...
Feb 28, 2014
A credit card from Absa bank and card giant MasterCard will generate a high rate of Avios flight points that can be used on air carrier British Airways flights and is aimed at the high-end market segment and corporate frequent flyers, says Avios Group new markets and...
Feb 21, 2014
NEXT LEVEL OF EFFICIENCY A Comair Boeing 737-800 stands in front of a BA Airbus A380
The number one challenge facing the South African airline industry is the devaluation of the rand. “It’s a big challenge,” affirms Comair CEO Erik Venter. “It has devalued by about 25% over the past year. This has had immediate impacts on fuel prices. It also...
Feb 19, 2014
Zimbabwe has shortlisted two firms to build a new platinum refinery and is looking to resolve a dispute with miners over a 15% levy imposed on unrefined exports of the metal last month, the Mines Minister said on Tuesday. The Southern African country had the world's...
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Dec 06, 2013
Chinese company Afrochine plans to build a power station that will generate up to 1 000 MW to bridge the power deficit affecting the operations of its chrome smelting plant in Sealous, about 50 km from Harare, Zimbabwe's capital.
Nov 29, 2013
Three East African countries are contemplating investing in a superhighway as part of efforts to boost trade and deepen integration. The governments of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda say they are looking into the construction of a six-lane superhighway from Mombasa to...
Oct 30, 2013
Poynting, South Africa’s largest wireless antenna designer and producer, has been shortlisted for “Best Connectivity Solution for Africa” in the AfricaCom 2013 awards. Poynting joins leading international companies such as Orange, Ericsson and Seacom on the...
Oct 11, 2013
Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth Thabethe will lead a business delegation to attend the fifth Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI), aimed at increasing trade and investment between South Africa and Zimbabwe, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)...
Oct 01, 2013
South African cement producer PPC will build a $230-million, one-million-ton-a-year cement factory and associated quarry near Kimpese, in the western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), further accelerating its penetrative African strategy. The group, which recently...
Aug 23, 2013
There is near-universal agreement that sub-Saharan Africa offers the greatest overall investment potential of frontier markets globally. This sentiment follows on the heels of a decade of strong economic and investment performance. Growth averaged more than 5% a year...
Aug 16, 2013
The project involves the upgrade of the Beira terminal – an import and storage facility at the Port of Beira.
Aug 02, 2013
African downstream petroleum multinational Engen Petroleum is currently undertaking first-phase revamp work on Beira Terminal, an import and storage facility in the Port of Beira, Mozambique. When complete, the terminal will be able to supply Mozambique, Zimbabwe,...
Jul 26, 2013
The Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) expects mineral export revenue to increase from $1.2-billion to at least $6-billion a year by 2018, a forecast based on continuing mineral discoveries and firming prices on the international market. MMCZ...
Jul 26, 2013
Logistics solutions provider Barloworld Transport Solutions’ (BWTS’) latest acquisition, Manline Mega, has operated well in its first month of trading, during which four new trucks and four 85 t low-bed trailers were commissioned as part of Manline Mega’s fleet...
Jul 12, 2013
SIMON REIDThe introduction of the retail investment service follows strong gains in several African equity markets
Illovo-based Imara S.P. Reid Stockbrokers launched Africa-wide investment services to South African retail investors – previously the sole preserve of sophisticated international investors, fund managers and institutions.
Jul 10, 2013
Engen Petroleum, the African downstream petroleum multinational, is significantly increasing its supply capacity to southern African countries, after it acquired seven in-country operations from competitor Chevron in the region and the Indian Ocean Islands
Jul 09, 2013
Following regulatory approval, South African Airways (SAA) has initiated codesharing services with United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) national carrier Etihad Airways, which enables both carriers to offer codeshare and interline services to key destinations on each...
Jun 28, 2013
Barloworld Transport Solutions (BWTS) has acquired TCS Logistics, a transport company with a fleet of more than a 100 vehicles, specialising in moving abnormal loads into and around sub-Saharan Africa.    BWTS CEO Neil Henderson regards the newcomer as a good fit...
Jun 18, 2013
Industry association the Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA) has called for greater integration and collaboration between South African municipal governments and municipal engineering structures in the Southern African Development Community...
Jun 11, 2013
Barloworld Transport Solutions (BWTS) has acquired TCS Logistics, a transport company with a fleet of more than a hundred vehicles, specialising in moving abnormal loads into and around Sub-Saharan Africa.    BWTS CEO Neil Henderson regards the newcomer as a good...
May 16, 2013
South African cement producer PPC reports that it is exploring ways to add momentum to the execution of South Africa’s multibillion-rand infrastructure programme, on which the immediate outlook for domestic cement demand rests. During the interim period to March...
Apr 26, 2013
To drive economic growth and competitiveness in Africa, there was an urgent need for the continent’s airport operators and governments to collaborate, Airports Company South Africa acting MD Bongani Maseko has said. “The benefit we have, is that all spheres of...
Apr 22, 2013
African Consolidated Resources (ACR) has confirmed that trial mining at its Zimbabwe-based Pickstone-Peerless gold mine is well under way, with the aim of having a 20 000 t/m oxide operation in production by the first quarter of 2014. Trial mining was being advanced...
Apr 16, 2013
Work at the first development project under the African Development Bank-managed Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund’s (ZimFund’s) $29.65-million Urgent Water Supply and Sanitation Rehabilitation Project (UWSSRP) is set to get under way following the official handing...
Apr 11, 2013
Construction consortium Infralink on Wednesday officially opened Zimbabwe’s first toll plaza – Ntabazinduna – 20 km outside Bulawayo. The plaza was the first of eight to be constructed as part of the R1.4-billion Phase 1 of the Zimbabwean government’s...
Mar 08, 2013
Portland Holdings Limited plans to build a new cement plant to service the Harare and central Mozambique markets.
Mar 08, 2013
Allowing greater numbers of airfreight operators access to airports creates wider economic benefits for the country concerned, while restricting access hampers economic growth. “It is an established fact that the existence of an ‘open skies’ airport gives...
Mar 01, 2013
Ethiopian Airlines has been named the preferred bidder to take over State-owned Air Malawi. Malawi Public Private Partnership (PPP) Commission CEO Jimmy Lipunga reports that Ethiopian Airlines scored 67 points, beating Fly Africa, of South Africa (61 points) and...
Feb 12, 2013
Coca-Cola Canners has awarded Bevcan (a Division of Nampak Products Limited) a contract in excess of R5.6 billion ZAR, over a five-year period, to produce and supply a new light-weighted aluminum can for Coca-Cola’s portfolio of beverages
Feb 08, 2013
It would take several years and at least $15-billion to bring Zimbabwe’s basic infrastructure back to an acceptable level, said Frost & Sullivan environmental and building technologies research analyst Derrick Chikanga. Speaking to Engineering News Online, he said...
Feb 08, 2013
Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) MD Noah Gwariro says the State-owned company needs at least $300-million to refurbish thermal power stations in Bulawayo, Harare and Munyati and to increase their generation capacities. He says once the refurbishment programme has been...
Feb 07, 2013
JSE-listed PPC’s Zimbabwean subsidiary Portland Holdings on Thursday announced it would build a new one-million-ton-a-year cement plant. At its centenary celebration, in Harare, the cement producer said the new plant would service the Harare and central Mozambique...
Feb 05, 2013
The Department of Roads in Zimbabwe had commissioned Royal HaskoningDHV to conduct a feasibility study to determine the viability of construction and tolling to improve the road between Harare and the Beitbridge border post. The study – which would be carried out...
Feb 01, 2013
Bridge Projects, formerly Bridge Clearing and Forwarding, has expanded its service offering to become a turnkey projects management company, in line with its group strategy, says Bridge Shipping Group CEO Colin Emanuel.
Nov 27, 2012
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has granted a R1.4-billion loan to a joint venture (JV) focusing on road rehabilitation and tolling initiatives in Zimbabwe. Infralink, a 70:30 JV between the Zimbabwe National Road Administration and South Africa-based...
Nov 23, 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...
Nov 01, 2012
Anglo American Platinum, the world's largest miner of the metal, has agreed to transfer majority of its Unki mine in Zimbabwe to locals, the firm said on Thursday, following pressure from President Robert Mugabe's government. Amplats and the government said in a...
Oct 19, 2012
The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) plans to re-electricify the 280 km railway line between Gweru and Harare, nearly a decade after copper cable was stolen and other infrastructure was vandalised.
Sep 21, 2012
The Malawi government has embarked on a new search for a strategic equity partner (SEP) for the national flag carrier, Air Malawi. This comes after government failed to privatise the airline in 2003 and 2008 partly “because it was not attractive to prospective...
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