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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 30, 2014
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday it would work with Zimbabwe to produce a debt repayment plan that would help Harare qualify for international loans. In a statement at the end of a two-week IMF mission to Zimbabwe, the head of the IMF office in...
Sep 16, 2014
Zimbabwe and Russia on Tuesday signed a $3-billion deal to develop a platinum mine in Darwendale, targeting production of 250 000 oz/y within three years, a presentation by the Zimbabwean ministry of mines showed. The presentation said the mine would have peak...
Sep 15, 2014
Diamond mining company Alrosa is partnering a Zimbabwe-Russia joint venture company to prospect for diamonds in the southern African country, Russia's trade and industry minister said on Monday. Russia's major investment in Zimbabwe is a joint-venture diamond and...
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 10, 2014
Zimbabwe has had to "cough up" $180-million in Chinese loan repayments or face losing its credit line, its finance minister said on Wednesday, in a sign Beijing is tightening its lending terms and expects debtors to be more accountable. In the absence of funding from...
Sep 05, 2014
President Robert Mugabe
China will help Zimbabwe build special economic zones and industrial parks to jump-start exports and a struggling economy, its ambassador to Harare said on Thursday as a Chinese firm started expanding the country's largest hydro-power plant. The pledge by Beijing's...
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...
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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 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,...
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 has an...
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, citing...
 
 
 
 
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 immediate...
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...
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 overall...
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 airline’s...
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 for...
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 fit...
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 31,...
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 strategic...
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 increasing...
 
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