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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...
Feb 18, 2014
Lahmeyer International can record a series of new projects from Southern African countries. The consulting engineering company currently provides advisory services for the construction and operation of several power plant projects in the SADC region. The Southern...
Feb 10, 2014
Despite the “highly competitive” trading environment and “strenuous” economic conditions of last year, transport logistics and mobility group Super Group (SG) has posted across-the-board improvements in its performance for the six months ended December 31,...
Feb 06, 2014
Comair CEO Erik Venter
The number one challenge facing the South African airline industry is the devaluation of the rand. “It’s a big challenge,” affirmed Comair CEO Erik Venter to Engineering News Online on Thursday. “It has devalued by about 25% over the past year. This has had...
Jan 20, 2014
Major platinum miners in Zimbabwe have met a government deadline to agree and submit plans to build a major refinery in the country by the end of 2016, State media reported on Sunday. President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF government gave platinum mines until January 18...
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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...
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...
Sep 14, 2012
In its current state, Zimbabwe’s railway network would not be able to accommodate the anticipated growth in the country’s coal sector, Zimbabwe Ministry of Transport, Communications and Infrastructural Development principal director Mufaro Gumbie said this week....
Sep 12, 2012
Zimbabwe’s amended Diamond Policy was approved and in place, Ministry of Mines and Mining Development permanent secretary Prince Mupazviriho said at the fourth Zimbabwe Mining Indaba, in Harare, on Wednesday. He told delegates that the new policy was aimed at...
Sep 12, 2012
Zimbabwe’s mining sector would require between $5-billion and $7-billion over the next five years to recapitalise and increase its mineral output, Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe president Winston Chitando said Wednesday. Speaking at this year’s Zimbabwe Mining...
 
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