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Topic - Industrial Development Corporation
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Apr 10, 2014
Apr 09, 2014
Transitioning to a green economy can help the world mitigate rising unemployment levels, particularly at a time when youth unemployment is peaking. Globally, in 2013, 202-million people were unemployed, up five-million on the previous year, said International Labour...
Apr 07, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
JSE-listed copper producer Palabora Mining on Thursday announced that Smart Union Resources South Africa, formerly Rio Tinto South Africa, had invoked provisions of Section 124(1)(a) of the Companies Act to compulsorily acquire all the remaining ordinary shares in...
Apr 04, 2014
Aries reached commercial operation on March 20, 2014.
Apr 04, 2014
Konkoonsies reached commercial operation on March 20, 2014.
Mar 28, 2014
Total’s 60%-owned affiliate, SunPower, has provided the photovoltaic specifications for the project.
Mar 28, 2014
Construction has officially started on the Saldanha liquefied petroleum gas import and storage terminal.
Mar 21, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 14, 2014
Mar 14, 2014
 
 
 
Mar 11, 2014
Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala
The JSE-listed black-controlled ferrochrome producer Merafe Resources has given up hope of government assistance in preventing raw chromite ore from leaving the country unbeneficiated. Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala, who presented an excellent set of results that saw the...
Feb 28, 2014
The Konkoonsies solar PV energy facility reached commercial operation in December 2013.
Feb 28, 2014
The RustMo1 plant has been completed and connected to State-owned power utility Eskom’s electricity grid through a new 22/88 kW substation.
Feb 20, 2014
Soda ash is used in various manufacturing processes including that of glass
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has issued a call for proposals to conduct a prefeasibility study on the establishment of a soda ash, or sodium carbonate, manufacturing plant in South Africa. The IDC said soda ash was used in a number of manufacturing...
Feb 20, 2014
The provincial government of Orissa, in eastern India, has decided to divest of a ferrochrome plant operated by Idcol Ferrochrome and Alloys Limited (IFCAL) to private investors, owing to the unavailability of required grade chrome ore. However, in a memorandum to...
Feb 19, 2014
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has issued a call for proposals to conduct an impact assessment of the Regional Industrial Development Fund (RIDF), also known as Vutha’Mlilo, which was commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in 2008...
Feb 19, 2014
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has invited applications from suitably qualified parties to undertake an economic activity and opportunity assessment of mining districts targeted for socioeconomic development as part of a Special Presidential Package...
Feb 14, 2014
VIVIAN ALBERTS PTiP converts basic raw materials through about 15 production processes into a fully integrated solar energy product
A demonstration plant to showcase locally developed thin-film solar module technology, used for converting sunlight into electricity, has officially opened its doors. The R180-million, 3 500 m2 semi-commercial facility, in Stellenbosch, is a joint venture (JV)...
Feb 11, 2014
Don Mkhwanazi
Consulting engineering firm Gibb has announced the appointment of black economic-empowerment (BEE) heavyweight and Black Management Forum founding member Don Mkhwanazi as chairperson of the Gibb Holdings board. CEO Richard Vries said in a statement on Tuesday that...
Feb 07, 2014
Construction on Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) import and storage terminal, in Saldanha Bay, has started, Sunrise Energy announced on Friday. The TNPA-approved terminal operator started civil construction on the site on...
 
 
 
 
Feb 07, 2014
Frontier Advisory is pleased to announce the hosting of the next Africa Frontiers Forum on the 19th February at the Industrial Development Corporation in Sandton. Rapid urbanization is fast becoming the key driver of economic change in Africa.  The African continent...
Feb 07, 2014
Kalagadi Manganese has secured a R2.2-billion loan from the African Development Bank for its mine, sinter plant and part of the proposed smelter complex.
Feb 03, 2014
The PTiP, Singulus plant
A demonstration plant to showcase locally developed thin-film solar module technology, used for converting sunlight into electricity, officially opened its doors on Monday. The R180-million, 3 500 m2 semi-commercial facility, in Stellenbosch, is a joint venture (JV)...
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 24, 2014
The State-owned Industrial Development Corporation has approved funding for five of the projects that qualified as preferred bidders in round three of the Department of Energy's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.
Jan 24, 2014
An encouraging trend in South African universities is the maturing collaboration with industry, where companies are actively involved in preparing students for the workplace, says Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Department of Computer Sciences Professor...
Jan 24, 2014
The manufacturing facility is on track to be completed by February 3, 2014.
Jan 14, 2014
Sasol on Tuesday officially opened its new R1.9-billion ethylene purification unit, known as EPU5, in Sasolburg, Free State, which aims to service the rising demand for polyethylene (PE) material in South Africa, a domestic market that Sasol CEO David Constable...
Dec 09, 2013
Virtual Gas Network, a subsidiary of CNG Holdings, has launched an expansion programme of over R100m that will make Compressed Natural Gas  a viable energy alternative for industrial users. CNG is 10% - 30% cheaper than Liquid Petroleum Gas, diesel, paraffin and...
Dec 06, 2013
President Jacob Zuma last Friday launched the Stanley Nqobizizwe Nkosi manganese sinter plant near Hotazel, in the Northern Cape, marking the latest high point of Daphne Mashile-Nkosi’s long walk to emancipating manganese from the sole preserve of the male species....
 
 
 
 
Dec 06, 2013
The Stanley Nqobizizwe Nkosi manganese sinter plant was launched on November 29.
Dec 03, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
The Palabora Mining Company (PMC) has confirmed in a statement that the closing date of the acquisition offer by a group of companies led by Rio Tinto South Africa (RTSA) would not be extended, reminding shareholders that the offer would only remain open until...
Nov 29, 2013
DIPOLELO ELFORD, SIMON GRAAF DCD Group received the Distinguished Contribution to the Advancement of Local Content in Wind Energy award from South African Wind Energy Association
Internationally recognised manufacturing and engineering company DCD Group was presented with the Distinguished Contribution to the Advancement of Local Content in Wind Energy award by nonprofit wind industry representative, the South African Wind Energy Association...
Nov 29, 2013
Futuregrowth Asset Management is investing R165-million in five projects in round three of the Department of Energy's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.
Nov 28, 2013
ECIC CEO Kutoane Kutoane
The State-owned Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC) has initiated a process to explore whether or not it would be feasible and beneficial for South Africa to establish an export-import (Exim) bank, to provide one-stop lending and insurance support for...
Nov 28, 2013
Leading South African corporates have again performed well ahead of the global norm in reporting their carbon emissions, with 83 of the companies making up the JSE 100 participating in the seventh edition of the South African Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) – the...
Nov 22, 2013
The Department of Energy (DoE) has postponed an announcement regarding the appointment of additional renewable-energy projects over-and-above the 17 that have already been identified following the third bid window under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer...
Nov 22, 2013
The RustMo 1 solar farm fed its first kilowatt-hour of clean electricity into the national grid on November 18, ahead of schedule.
Nov 22, 2013
The project involves the development of a 100 MW parabolic trough plant, with a five-hour thermal energy storage system using molten salts.
 
 
 
 
Nov 21, 2013
JSE-listed diamond company Trans Hex reported that the newly acquired Namaqualand Mines operation would deliver an average diamond output of 218 000 ct/y for the first seven years of its 13-year life-of-mine (LoM). Yearly diamond production was expected to peak at...
Nov 15, 2013
The bulk of shareholders of the Palabora Mining Company (PMC) have accepted a share purchase offer by a consortium represented by Rio Tinto South Africa (RTSA), which has resulted in RTSA now holding 96.9% of the copper producer’s share capital. The consortium,...
Nov 15, 2013
Day 2 at the 2013 SAEEC facilitated four tracks: Mining and Industrial efficiency, Measurement and Verification (M&V), Cogeneration, Renewable and Alternative Energy. With South Africa’s continued reliance on coal the Mining track focused on increasing efficiencies...
Nov 15, 2013
Six months after breaking ground, the construction of the Coega industrial development zone’s first wind turbine manufacturing facility is on track to be completed in record time.
Nov 11, 2013
The Coega Industrial Development Zone’s (IDZ’s) first wind turbine manufacturing facility under development by engineering company DCD-subsidiary Wind Tower, in conjunction with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Coega Development Corporation...
 
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