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Oct 31, 2014
Public–private partnerships (PPPs) and concessions are effective means through which road infrastructure can be developed, and the private sector can play important roles in road infrastructure projects, says business law and litigation firm Fasken Martineau partner...
Oct 28, 2014
The start of manganese sinter sales over the six months ended August 31, led to diversified commodities trader Metmar lifting its turnover by 11% to R1.03-billion for the period. However, a general decline in commodity prices, such as those for manganese and...
Oct 17, 2014
Hotel group Carlson Rezidor currently holds the largest hotel pipeline in Africa with 30 hotels and 6 300 rooms under development. The hotel group develops and operates Radisson Blu in the upper upscale segment and Park Inn by Radisson in the mid-market segment. With...
Oct 10, 2014
A month-long maintenance dredging at the quays of the Port of Maputo started last month, during which State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) new Italeni dredging vessel will be used.
Oct 01, 2014
CoAL CEO David Brown
A national debate is needed to discuss ways of lowering the high cost of railing bulk commodities like coal, says Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) CEO David Brown. The London-, Sydney- and Johannesburg-listed CoAL plans to produce nearly seven-million tons of saleable...
Sep 26, 2014
KEY SERVICES PROVIDER DRS Mozambique has been rendering site-wide smelter services to the aluminium industry, which include pot delining and relining
Owing to the continuous expansion of its specialised services in the aluminium industry, local furnace and industrial services company Dickinson Group of Companies has registered a 60% increase in business from this industry in the past 20 years. “We can now offer...
Sep 05, 2014
Freight and logistics service provider Grindrod is disposing of its financial services arm, Grindrod Financial Holdings, also known as Grindrod Bank, because it is no longer “part of its core strategy”, says CEO Alan Olivier. He says the JSE-listed group is working...
Sep 05, 2014
I am confident that you have read the paper by Per Bak, titled How Nature Works: The Science of Self-Organized Criticality, which was published by Copernicus in 1996. Or not, perhaps.
Sep 01, 2014
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Aug 25, 2014
A delegation of 29 export-ready companies supported by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have arrived in Maputo, Mozambique, to showcase South African products and services at the fiftieth Jubilee of the Feira International de Maputo (Facim) Fair between...
Aug 22, 2014
Newco CEO-designate Graham Kerr (right) and Martin Creamer
The assets that BHP Billiton plans to hive off into a new standalone global diversified metals and mining company generated sales revenue last year of close to $10-billion. In the last ten years, the commodities of the proposed new company (Newco) enjoyed an...
Aug 21, 2014
Freight and logistics service provider Grindrod was disposing of its financial services arm, Grindrod Financial Holdings, also known as Grindrod Bank, because it was no longer “part of its core strategy”, said CEO Alan Olivier on Thursday. Speaking at the company’s...
Aug 15, 2014
BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie
Major South African asset classes have failed to make the cut in BHP Billiton’s latest portfolio remake announcement. Aluminium and manganese have been excluded by implication in BHP Billison's selection of iron-ore, copper, coal – with coking coal the likely...
Aug 08, 2014
Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun Maputo has reopened after a four-month hiatus, during which the hotel underwent a $30-million expansion and makeover. The project entailed the addition of 111 rooms, a 120-seat conference centre and the expansion of the restaurant, lobby and...
Aug 08, 2014
The project involves the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a new gas-fired power plant in Maputo.
Jul 28, 2014
Delta International has embarked on a programme that would see the recently reverse-listed property fund potentially acquire $250-million of assets across Africa. The Africa-focused group raised more than $87-million through a private placement to kick-start its...
Jul 28, 2014
The African continent has become a key area of growth for the Chryso Southern Africa Group, says Luis Ferreira, Business Development Manager of Chryso Southern Africa. Ferreira says the major need for infrastructure in Africa has created vast potential business for...
Jun 30, 2014
Fluor Corporation recently established its Mozambique office in Maputo to support its current projects and its existing offices in the region. Fluor believes Mozambique will substantially grow its economy and human development in coming years. In line with this,...
Jun 27, 2014
GREG McKENZIE It was a complex set of terms we provided GPR Leasing, which set out the basis on which the funding would be made available
Freight and logistics services provider Grindrod Freight Services partnered with infrastructure investment company Pembani-Remgro-Infrastructure Fund to form Mauritius-based rolling stock leasing company GPR Leasing Africa, in January. Financial institution Rand...
Jun 17, 2014
Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has shut down some rail lines leading from Witbank and Phalaborwa to the ports of Richards Bay and Maputo from June 12 to 23 for yearly maintenance. The closure of the lines has affected traffic along the N4 highway between Ngodwana and...
Jun 13, 2014
International Monetary Fund (IMF) MD Christine Lagarde has reaffirmed that sub-Saharan Africa should grow by about 5.5% this year and attract a record $80-billion in investment. However, she warned in a recent speech delivered in Maputo, Mozambique, that there was an...
Jun 06, 2014
South Africa and Swaziland’s rail parastatals have promised to deliver a feasibility study on the Swaziland rail link by the end of the year.
May 29, 2014
IMF MD Christine Legarde
International Monetary Fund (IMF) MD Christine Lagarde has reaffirmed that sub-Saharan Africa should grow by about 5.5% this year and attract a record $80-billion in investment. However, she warned on Thursday that there was an urgent need to “build infrastructure,...
May 12, 2014
A gas project in Texas, in the US, built by Valerus
The African region of engineering and construction group Kentz believes it is strongly positioned for any future shale-gas extraction activity in South Africa, following the recent acquisition, by the London-listed group, of integrated oil and gas solutions provider...
May 09, 2014
South African transport firm Grindrod has raised R2.4-billion via the issue of new shares to fund the expansion of its Mozambican and domestic terminals, it said on Friday. Grindrod, whose trucks, trains and vessels haul everything from coal to fuel and vehicles,...
May 08, 2014
Following the declaration of a force majeure by Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) subsidiaries the Limpopo Coal Company, Langcarel and NuCoal Mining last year, the company has negotiated a business interruption claim for the affected time period and has received a...
Apr 18, 2014
POWER PROJECTS Ressano Garcia thermal power station is a joint venture project between Electricidade de Mozambique and Sasol New Energy
Mozambique was building several new gas, coal and hydropower stations to address the country’s growing electricity demand, said Mozambique State-owned power utility Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM) board adviser Marcelino Gildo Alberto at the 2014 Power &...
Apr 18, 2014
Mott MacDonald PDNA is finalising the feasibility stage of State-owned rail operator Transnet’s R17-billion Swaziland link railway project.
Apr 11, 2014
South Africa-based engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald PDNA (MMPDNA) states that it is currently finalising the feasibility stage of State-owned rail operator Transnet’s R17-billion Swaziland link railway project. The project entails the construction of 146 km of...
Apr 11, 2014
The project involves the development of a 300 MW pulverised fuel subcritical coal-fired independent power producer project, in Tete.
Mar 14, 2014
About 250 MW from the Moatize IPP would be consumed by the mine, with the 50 MW balance to be fed into Mozambique's grid
A 25-year concession contract was signed on Friday opening the way for the development of a 300 MW, $1-billion coal-fired independent power producer (IPP) project in the Tete province of Mozambique, about 1 500 km north of Maputo. The contract was conclude between...
Mar 14, 2014
ALAN OLIVIER Grindrod remains focused on developing infrastructure
Freight and logistics service provider Grindrod has a R10-billion project pipeline planned for sub-Saharan Africa, says Grindrod CEO Alan Olivier. He says the capital expenditure for some of these projects has already been approved by the Grindrod board –...
Mar 14, 2014
JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R), a company synonymous with the South African construction industry, is increasingly deriving the bulk of its earnings from offshore operations, while its future fortunes are also increasingly tied to non-South African prospects,...
Feb 28, 2014
The Port of Maputo, in Mozambique, has devised a business strategy to ensure it reaches its target of handling 40-million tons of cargo by the end of 2020, following the success of exceeding 17-million tons in 2013.
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 14, 2014
Freight and logistics service provider Grindrod has secured the opportunity to work with Northwest Rail Company (NWR), to build, operate and maintain a new 590 km Cape gauge railway from Chingola, in the heart of the old Zambian Copperbelt, to the Angolan border. The...
Feb 06, 2014
Less than a year after resuming flights between Johannesburg and Maputo, British Airways halted the route for a second time, saying the service was not viable. The Comair-operated airline, which launched a two-day-a-week flight schedule to Maputo from OR Tambo...
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...
Feb 03, 2014
James Holley
Freight and logistics service provider Grindrod on Monday said it had secured the opportunity to work with Northwest Rail Company (NWR), to build, operate and maintain a new 590 km Cape gauge railway from Chingola, in the heart of the old Zambian Copperbelt, to the...
Feb 03, 2014
Grindrod Limited, the JSE listed freight and logistics service provider, through its wholly owned subsidiary Grindrod Mauritius, today announced the opportunity to work with Northwest Rail Company Limited, to build, operate and maintain a new 590km cape gauge railway...
Jan 31, 2014
N1 AND N4 TOLL ROUTE Bakwena commercial manager Liam Clarke says upgrades have improved safety for materials handling personnel travelling on the N1 and N4 toll routes
The Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Bakwena) has started with the second major upgrading stage of the N1 and N4 toll route, which started in 2011 and will end in 2015, leading to further improvements on more than half of the 385 km Bakwena N1 and N4 roads.
Jan 28, 2014
Although an increasing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa achieved strong growth in recent years, which increased living standards and reduced poverty, while also making economies stronger and more resilient, many challenges remained, the International...
Jan 14, 2014
Absa, a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group, has signed a cooperation agreement with Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) focused on the development of Mozambique’s natural resources, infrastructure and water security – which are all...
Dec 16, 2013
Richards Bay Coal Terminal
Tougher Chinese policies aimed at reducing the country’s dependency on coal would help restrain global coal demand growth over the next five years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) found in its yearly ‘Medium-Term Coal Market Report’ released in Paris on...
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