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Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     9th December 2016 The hospital was launched on December 2. 

Tamagotchi and Van der Bijl

By: Riaan de Lange     9th December 2016 November 23, twenty years to the day, which saw the sale of the first Tamagotchi, created in Japan by Akihiro Yokoi and Aki Maita. If you are old enough to remember, or even care to remember, it quickly became one of the biggest toy fads of the 1990s, particularly in the United States of America... 

Lily Mine probe escalated to inquiry

By: SANews, SA government news service     7th December 2016 The Department of Mineral Resources says the investigation into the tragic Lily Mine disaster, which left three mineworkers trapped underground, will be converted into an inquiry. Xolile Mbonambi, the Acting Chief Inspector of Mines, said this when the department appeared before the Portfolio... 

KIOCL makes headway in securing iron-ore for its pellet plants

By: Ajoy K Das     5th December 2016 Indian iron-ore pellet producer KIOCL, formerly Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited, is poised to strike key deals in securing new iron-ore sources across the country. As a primarily iron-ore pellet producer without a captive iron-ore access source, new sources are key to its long-term survival... 

Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital aims to change face of local medical care 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     2nd December 2016 The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital (NMCH), in Parktown, Johannesburg, was launched on Friday. Built over two years, the hospital will host a number of centres of excellence for paediatric care. This includes the cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery ward, an oncology and haemotology ward, a... 

Iconic Joburg ice rink being transformed into television production hub

By: David Oliveira     2nd December 2016 The Sky Rink atop the Carlton Centre’s parking lot in downtown Johannesburg always had something of an edge to it. Experienced ice-skaters, often with a cigarette in their mouths, would make little effort to disguise their disdain for beginners as they weaved effortlessly and at extreme speed... 

Iconic Joburg ice rink being transformed into television production hub

By: David Oliveira     2nd December 2016 The Sky Rink atop the Carlton Centre’s parking lot in downtown Johannesburg always had something of an edge to it. Experienced ice-skaters, often with a cigarette in their mouths, would make little effort to disguise their disdain for beginners as they weaved effortlessly, and at extreme speed,... 

Proposed standards for vegetable oil for use in transformers problematic – engineer

By: Schalk Burger     2nd December 2016 The standards proposed for the production of vegetable oils to use as electricity transformer oil are unnecessary, and prevent the inclusion of smaller producers who stand to benefit most and provide the greatest number of new employment opportunities, says retired chemical engineer John... 

Bushveld Minerals edging closer to goals

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     29th November 2016 JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Owing to the conclusion of fundamental partnerships in the six months to August 30, diversified miner Bushveld Minerals is progressing towards its goal of becoming a global integrated vanadium producer. CEO Fortune Mojapelo said on Tuesday said that one such... 

Exxaro outlines new BEE deal, R3.5bn share repurchase scheme

By: Ilan Solomons     23rd November 2016 Diversified miner Exxaro Resources will put in place a new black economic empowerment (BEE) scheme once the unwinding of its existing BEE agreement has been completed. Since its establishment in 2006, Exxaro’s BEE partner has been Main Street 333 (MS333), which owns 50.19% of the issued ordinary... 

Futuregrowth lifts DBSA lending suspension

By: Terence Creamer     21st November 2016 The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has become the third public entity to confirm that Futuregrowth Asset Management has lifted a lending suspension imposed on it and five other State-owned companies (SoCs) earlier in the year. On August 31, Futuregrowth announced that, owing to... 

Survival of steel construction industry top priority

By: Simone Liedtke     18th November 2016 This year, the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction’s (Saisc’s) focus has been on ensuring that steelwork is sourced locally to save the local steel industry. 

Effective construction materials delivered to Dukathole project

By: Kimberley Smuts     11th November 2016 Concrete brick, block and paving machinery manufacturer Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) supplied a new PMSA VB4X plant to Dukathole Brickworks, in the Eastern Cape, that will manufacture M9, M6, M4, Maxi, Stockbricks, 80 mm paving, 60 mm paving and 50 mm paving for the project. The company details... 

Africa House publishes exporter finance support guide

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th November 2016 Africa House and Spoke Consulting on Wednesday unveiled a new information document outlining the financial instruments available to South African exporters to unlock their competitive edge in Africa. The new ‘Finance Compendium: Guideline of Funding and Investment Support for South African... 

Transnet to terminate Trillian relationship, seeks Futuregrowth apology  

By: Terence Creamer     7th November 2016 State-owned logistics group Transnet will be terminating its relationship with both Trillian Capital and Regiments Capital in light of the current fallout surrounding the two companies – developments that are reflected in the Public Protector’s ‘State of Capture’ report and is currently also the... 

Futuregrowth lifts lending suspension on IDC

By: Terence Creamer     7th November 2016 The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) reported on Monday that Futuregrowth Asset Management’s suspension of lending activities to the State-owned development financier had been lifted with immediate effect. On August 31, Futuregrowth announced that it was freezing all lending to the IDC,... 

Kumba announces new board members

By: Anine Kilian     31st October 2016 JSE-listed iron-ore major Kumba Iron Ore has appointed two new nonexecutive directors to the board, effective November 1. In a statement released Monday, Kumba noted that it had appointed Nonkululeko Dlamini full director. Dlamini is the shareholder representative of the Industrial Development... 

BAIC vehicle manufacturing plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     28th October 2016 The site on which the first new car-manufacturing facility in South Africa to be built in 40 years is ready for construction. 

Government incentives under review

By: Anine Kilian     26th October 2016 The 2016 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which was tabled by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday, indicates that various government incentive programmes are being reviewed. “Given increased pressures on the fiscus, these incentives, including direct transfers, tax and tariff... 

Eskom, IDC study use of vegetable oils in utility transformers

By: Schalk Burger     21st October 2016 Power utility Eskom and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) signed a memorandum of agreement at a technical workshop at the Eskom Academy of Learning, in Midrand, in September to complete feasibility studies to enable the adoption and use of natural esters, or vegetable oils, as... 

First local seed selection to take place at Project Solaris 

By: Anine Kilian     14th October 2016 South African seed selection for research and development company Sunchem’s solaris crop – a nicotine-free tobacco variety that yields significant amounts of sustainable oil for biojet fuel feedstock – has started taking place locally for the first time since the launch of Project Solaris in... 

Boikarabelo first coal target slips as Resgen aims for March financial close

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     14th October 2016 Dual-listed Resource Generation (Resgen) has pushed back the expected date of first coal production from its Boikarabelo mine in South Africa’s Waterberg region, as talks with potential financiers to secure the best funding package continue. The emerging producer in August entered into a... 

NGOs unhappy about new bids for baseload coal 

By: Kim Cloete     13th October 2016 Nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) have criticised the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) decision to select preferred bidders under the first bid window for independent coal baseload power plants. The Life After Coal Network says the expansion of coal-fired power generation through the Coal... 

DiamondCorp’s share price dives as Lace commercial mining delayed

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th October 2016 The shares of DiamondCorp plunged by nearly 50% and 40% on the JSE and LSE respectively on Wednesday after the company reported another delay in the ramp-up to full commercial mine production of its Lace diamond mine. The 30 000 t/m production target at the Free State-based mine is now expected... 

Khanyisa coal-fired project to incorporate circulating fluidised-bed technology

By: Terence Creamer     11th October 2016 Saudi electricity group ACWA Power, which is leading the private consortium selected to build a 306 MW coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga, has confirmed that the project will be the first in South Arica to incorporate circulating fluidised-bed (CFB) technology. The Khanyisa project and the... 

Big development-finance backing for R40bn coal IPP programme 

By: Terence Creamer     10th October 2016 Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson confirmed on Monday that the 557.3 MW Thabametsi and the 306 MW Khanyisa coal-fired power station projects have been selected as preferred bidders following the first bid window of South Africa’s Coal Baseload Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme... 

Bushveld starts studies into viability of VRFBs in South Africa

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     5th October 2016 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals’ subsidiary Bushveld Energy and the Industrial Development Corporation have awarded a tender for the study for the market potential of vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) and a techno-economic study of vanadium electrolyte manufacturing in South Africa to a combined... 

Wescoal lifts black ownership to 59% in ‘transformational milestone’

By: Anine Kilian     29th September 2016 JSE-listed Wescoal has entered into a subscription agreement that will raise its black ownership to about 59%. The company’s long-term coal supply agreement with State-owned Eskom requires it to increase its black economic empowerment (BEE) ownership to more than 51% by end December 2016. 

Eskom, IDC to collaborate on validating use of vegetable oils in utility transformers

By: Schalk Burger     29th September 2016 Power utility Eskom and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) on Thursday signed a memorandum of agreement at a technical workshop at the Eskom Academy of Learning, in Midrand, to complete feasibility studies to enable the adoption and use of natural esters, or vegetable oils, as... 

Futuregrowth lifts Land Bank lending freeze

By: Terence Creamer     26th September 2016 The Land Bank announced on Monday that Futuregrowth Asset Management had, with immediate effect, lifted a lending suspension controversially imposed on the bank, as well as five other State-owned companies (SoCs), on August 31. Besides the Land Bank, Futuregrowth also froze any new lending to the... 

DTI partially reopens manufacturing incentive after months of inactivity

By: Terence Creamer     19th September 2016 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has announced the partial reopening of the popular Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP), the Department of Trade an Industry’s (DTI’s) flagship cross-industry incentive scheme, which has been suspended since October 2015, owing to... 

Zambia starts development of 600 MW solar plant

By: African News Agency      16th September 2016 The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) says it has started developing a 600 megawatt solar power station as part of measures to diversify power sources to deal with a crippling nationwide power crisis. Presently, the Zambia Electricity Supply Commission (Zesco) runs a daily load shedding regime of... 

Beijing Automotive Group and Industrial Development Corporation to build new vehicle plant 

     15th September 2016 Chinese vehicle manufacturer Beijing Automotive Group and South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation has announced the establishment of a new vehicle plant, to be located in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, near Port Elizabeth. 

BLUE CITY GOES RED

     9th September 2016 Only a few weeks after the African National Congress lost the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality to the ‘Blue’ of the Democratic Alliance, the city’s new Mayor, Athol Trollip (third from left), participated in a very ‘Red’ occasion. While he did not make any statements, Trollip was... 

Meeting between Brown, Old Mutual and Futuregrowth postponed to Sept 13

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th September 2016 The Department of Public Enterprises reported on Thursday that a meeting between Minister Lynne Brown and the CEOs of Old Mutual and Futuregrowth Asset Management, which had been scheduled for September 8, had been postponed until September 13. Brown, who is Shareholder Minister for Eskom and... 

Brown to meet Futuregrowth, Old Mutual after ‘unfortunate’ funding suspension

By: Terence Creamer     6th September 2016 Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown, who is Shareholder Minister for Eskom and Transnet, will meet with the CEOs of Old Mutual and Futuregrowth Asset Management on September 8, following Futuregrowth’s suspension of financing to six State-owned Companies (SoCs), owing to governance concerns.... 

IDC shocked at Futuregrowth’s decision to halt lending to some SOEs

By: Anine Kilian     2nd September 2016 The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has expressed surprise at asset management firm Futuregrowth Asset Management’s decision to suspend lending activities to certain State-owned enterprises (SOEs). The media earlier this week reported that Futuregrowth would halt lending to the IDC,... 

South African parastatals credible, reliable borrowers, says Brown

By: African News Agency      2nd September 2016 Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown on Thursday moved to assure investors that South Africa’s parastatals were on solid footing as she responded to news that a second money manager would suspend lending to the country’s state-owned companies. “I want to assure all lenders and investors that... 

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