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Feb 05, 2016
Zimbabwe says it repaid Impala Platinum’s unit in the country about $100-million in overpaid royalties, dragging down earnings from the mineral royalties segment by 110%, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) said on Thursday, saying this had contributed to a 7%...
Feb 02, 2016
Zimplats says it is going ahead with its Zimbabwe based projects despite continued threats on a portion of its mining lease area. In a statement accompanying its results for the quarter ended 31 December 2015 the company said the Ngezi Phase 2 expansion project...
Feb 01, 2016
Low-cost airline expands its pan-African network launching daily and direct international flights linking Zimbabwe and South Africa Fastjet’s inaugural flight between Harare in Zimbabwe and Johannesburg in South Africa took off today, Monday 1 February 2016, marking...
Jan 29, 2016
Zimbabwean mining companies have invested up to $362-million in mineral beneficiation projects expected to be completed in the next five years as the government intensifies a value addition drive to create more employment and keep money in the country. Zimplats,...
Jan 22, 2016
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Jan 20, 2016
The business community in Zimbabwe has added its voice to opposition to a proposed electricity tariff hike of 49% by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), saying the economy cannot sustain any cost increases. In a joint press...
Jan 15, 2016
Nigeria's Dangote Group is set to begin operations in Zimbabwe soon. This was said by the chief strategist of the multi-billion dollar company, Abdu Mukhtar, who is currently in the Southern African country's capital Harare.
Jan 13, 2016
Zimbabwe is inviting consultants to help establish its own diamond bourse with the aim of becoming a regional diamond trading hub which is expected to attract traders from around the world, a report said on Wednesday. According to Zimbabwe’s state-owned newspaper,...
Jan 11, 2016
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Nov 16, 2015
Tongaat Hulett CEO Peter Staude
JSE-listed Tongaat Hulett’s strong performance for the half-year ended September 30 in land conversion activities and its starch operation, has been more than offset as a consequence of the struggling sugar sector. CEO Peter Staude in a statement on Monday said the...
Oct 30, 2015
Impala Platinum’s unit in Zimbabwe has swung back into profit making although the outlook for commodity prices remains weak, after it ramped up profits, revenues and production in the quarter to the end of September. The Australia-listed Zimplats said its profit and...
Oct 28, 2015
Zimbabwean miners are to be taxed a new levy to fund exploration activities as the government transforms the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe into a state exploration company. This comes in the wake of declining exploratory work by mining firms at a time...
Oct 23, 2015
This week we feature John Nigel Tarboton, executive director for Southern Africa at the Stainless Steel Development Association, whose mandate is to grow the stainless-steel finished-product market
Oct 01, 2015
Zimbabwe's government launched a solar energy policy on Wednesday as it attempts to reduce a major power shortage in the country. A drought affecting the country's hydro plant at the Kariba Dam and the "abundant sun" in Zimbabwe made the solar project a priority,...
Sep 23, 2015
With both its Pickstone-Peerless mine, in Zimbabwe, and its Manaila mine, in Romania, now in production, Aim-listed Vast Resources was “firmly on track to build a significant cash generative mining company,” says CEO Roy Pitchford. The company on Wednesday said...
Sep 21, 2015
Zimbabwe’s Harare International Airport has made headlines recently with its imminent closure looming. It is reported that the airport runway, among the longest in Africa, has many large and dangerous potholes, making it extremely unsafe for use. Further, even though...
Sep 18, 2015
Pan-African low cost airline Fastjet has started daily flights between Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, and Dar es Salaam, the commercial centre of Tanzania, to meet passenger demand. Previously, the airline flew between the two cities four times a week. “We have...
Sep 01, 2015
Low water levels at Kariba dam will further worsen power generating capacity in Zimbabwe and Zambia, power utilities in the two southern African countries say, with power deficits seen widening until the onset of rains in November. Increased power deficits will...
Aug 28, 2015
Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed concern over food imports, saying they are draining the country's already strained resources, according to reports. Mnangagwa said aggressive measures were needed to improve the country's agricultural...
Aug 24, 2015
Dear The latest ABC figures were released a few days ago and I would like to update you on Engineering News and Mining Weekly’s print circulation figures and distribution.
Jun 10, 2015
Zimbabwe on Tuesday lifted a four-year ban on chrome ore exports. The country also licensed 12 private companies and a state-owned firm to ship excess ore for smelting outside the country and lowered electricity tariffs for miners of the base metal from 8 cents to...
May 22, 2015
Cement producer PPC is gearing up for expected demand growth by constructing a new 3000 t/d clinker kiln at its Slurry cement factory, in the North West. The new kiln at Slurry will boast a six-stage pre-heater tower design as was used on PPC’s Dwaalboom kiln, in...
Apr 30, 2015
President Jacob Zuma briefed southern African heads of state gathered for a summit in Harare on Wednesday about measures his government was taking to stop a recurrence of the recent xenophobic attacks in Durban and Johannesburg, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe...
Apr 22, 2015
Gold miner Metallon Corporation produced 24 385 oz of gold in the three months ended March 31. Although output was 15% below the targeted output of 28 654 oz, it was 8% higher compared with that produced in the March 2014 quarter.
Apr 21, 2015
SA mining companies in Zimbabwe and several other Africa operations have not been targeted by the wave of retaliatory action over the recent xenophobic attacks in Durban and Johannesburg. Officials and sources at most mining companies in Zimbabwe and executives from...
Apr 02, 2015
Low-cost African airline fastjet plans to conduct a placing to raise gross proceeds of at least $75-million through the issue of new ordinary shares at 0.1p a share, telling the market on Thursday that proceeds would be deployed as expansionary working capital and to...
Mar 13, 2015
The World Bank, the European Union, the African Development Bank and the government of Sweden have agreed to provide Zimbabwe and Zambia with $294-million for the repair of the Kariba dam wall.
Mar 06, 2015
The World Bank, the European Union, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the government of Sweden have agreed to provide Zimbabwe and Zambia with $294-million for the repair of structural deformations on the Kariba dam wall and avert the possible collapse of the...
Jan 16, 2015
ZEROING IN ON ZIMBABWE Reinforced Hosing is finalising plans to open a product depot in Harare, Zimbabwe, in this quarter
Hose and tubing products manufacturer Reinforced Hosing (REH) aims for Africa to account for about 30% of the company’s sales over the next three to five years, particularly as it forsees a stagnation of the South African market over this period, owing to the weak...
Jan 14, 2015
To build human and institutional capacity in Africa, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a three-year partnership with the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). The signing would be...
Dec 02, 2014
South African Airways (SAA) is adding additional frequencies to its network, which will substantially increase air services on some of its key African routes. “The additional capacity injection answers the commercial mandate of SAA’s Long-Term Turnaround Strategy,...
Nov 26, 2014
In support of coming together to encourage stronger networks, and develop strategies and models focused on building momentum and growth within the procurement, supply chains and logistics industry in Zimbabwe, Dovetail took part in the Transport Logistics Indaba 2014...
Nov 18, 2014
JSE-listed cement producer PPC, which on Tuesday reported headline earnings a share (Heps) of 179c for the financial year ended September 30, said its African expansion strategy had gained “solid momentum” during the year, with construction on cement plants under way...
Sep 30, 2014
Low-cost African airline fastjet, during the six months ended June 30, experienced a steady increase of 41.5% in the number of passengers travelling on core Tanzanian routes, with Tanzania first-half revenue growing by 96% to $19-million compared with the same period...
Sep 12, 2014
A building that mimics a tree, an office block modelled off a termite nest and a building which uses algae on its façade . . . these are just a few examples of the innovative designs being discussed at the seventh annual Green Building Convention, in Cape Town....
Sep 04, 2014
Bobcat Equipment South Africa (Pty) Ltd extends sales and service support to customers in Zimbabwe with the appointment in March 2014 of Harare-based SRTC (Southern Region Trading Company) as its official dealer in the region. Bobcat, part of the Goscor Group of...
Aug 01, 2014
National carrier, South African Airways (SAA), is adding more travel options on the African continent. In a statement, on Thursday, SAA said it was increasing flights on the Johannesburg-Lagos route, where it will offer eight frequencies per week effective from 1...
Aug 01, 2014
South African construction company Group Five says work on the rehabilitation of the 800 km stretch of the Plumtree–Mutare highway, in Zimbabwe, should be completed by the end of this year. Giving evidence before the Parliamentary Porfolio Committee on Transport and...
Aug 01, 2014
SPECIALISED VESSEL UNIT The specialised skid-mounted 1 m³ vessel is entirely self-contained, with specific types of mixing actions
Local vessels, tanks and containers supplier Metal Tank Industries (MTI) is commissioning a highly specialised turnkey process unit for a Johannesburg-based pharmaceutical company. “The specialised skid-mounted 1 m³ vessel possess specific types of mixing actions and...
Jul 30, 2014
In a quarterly performance described by the company as “satisfactory”, platinum miner Zimplats increased its ore mined for the three months ended June 30 by 10% to 1.54-million tons, owing mainly to production ramp-up at the Mupfuti mine and improved productivity at...
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 and...
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 — the...
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,...
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